Ansar Al-Sharia Demonstrators: “Obama, Obama, we are all Osama! Obama, Obama, we are all Osama! … “
Speaker: “Some Tunisians and some Muslims are afraid of the jihadists. We must ask: How come? Because the enemies have distorted the enemies of the jihadists, presenting them as the enemies of the Muslims. We say: No! Every Muslim is a jihadist …”
Ansar Al-Sharia Demonstrators: “Allahu Akbar! Allahu Akbar!”
Speaks: “… We are all jihadists, supporting Jerusalem and elevating the word of Allah … Let us all cry ‘Allah Akbar’ together, so that Obama the ape can hear us … Let America hear us! … We are coming, we are coming! … Hear us, Obama!”
The ministry said earlier that 540 saiga carcasses had been found in the Kostanai region of Kazakhstan.
‘Aviation monitoring today … discovered a new concentration of saiga deaths with the approximate number of dead animals reaching beyond 400,’ the ministry said.
Last year, at least 12,000 saiga died in western Kazakhstan, presumably from pasteurellosis infection and from overeating. In November 2010, Kazakhstan introduced a ban on saiga hunting.
The latest statistics put the number of saiga in Kazakhstan at 85,500. The country spends $800,000 annually to prevent the animals’ deaths.
Saiga were virtually exterminated in the 1920s but then increased their numbers in the Soviet Asian republics in the 1950s. The animals mostly became endangered because of hunting and the high demand for their horns in Chinese medicine.
Apart from Kazakhstan, saiga live in the Russian Kalmykia region and in Mongolia.” Source – Ria.ru.
By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun – “Something’s rotten on the Baltimore area waterfront. Fish are washing ashore by the thousands in a mass die-off that officials say appears to be caused by a weather-driven worsening of the pollution that chronically plagues the Chesapeake Bay.
State investigators expanded their probe Wednesday into what they believe are algae-related fish kills in Marley, Furnace and Curtis creeks in Glen Burnie, raising the estimated death toll there tenfold, while finding a new batch of finny carcasses in a Dundalk creek.
Jay Apperson, spokesman for the Maryland Department of the Environment, said the agency’s fish-kill investigators estimated anywhere from 60,000 to 100,000 fish of several species dead in the three creeks in northern Anne Arundel County. Only a day before, Apperson had said investigators figured there were about 6,000 dead.
‘You could smell it through the neighborhood,’ said Rob Rogers, 45, who took a break from work at the Point Pleasant Beach Tavern to describe what he called ‘unbelievable’ conditions on the creeks. Rogers said boaters reported dead fish floating in the water so thick they couldn’t avoid hitting them.
The state investigators also found about 300 dead fish in Bullneck Creek in eastern Baltimore County, Apperson said, where residents on Tuesday had reported seeing fish and crabs thrashing on the water’s surface in apparent distress. The investigators measured little oxygen in the creek’s deepest water for fish to breathe.
The die-offs are a drastic byproduct of algae blooms that have discolored water in much of the upper bay for over a month now, officials said.
‘We’ve been having lots of algae blooms in Middle River, in Baltimore harbor, even down on the Severn River,’ said Thomas Parham, tidewater ecosystem assessment chief for the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. ‘This is earlier than normal,’ he added, and while algae blooms are a common phenomenon on the bay in spring and summer, they normally are ‘not at this level.’” Read more.
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