Of Fleas and Fungus: A War of Amphibian Survival, the Chytrid Fungus, and Zooplankton

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Aquatic Bacteria Samples

Aquatic Zooplankton: Savior of Frogs?

The fungi are striking back; amphibians are under a cancerous siege from the Chytrid Fungus.  This aggressive microorganism has killed off several  frog species and has infected myriads of other amphibian species.  Scientists have so far failed to counteract the ecosystem destroyer.  Multiple North American and Australian biomes have been poisoned; the Chytrid Fungus has already identified 343 countries around the world and 36 States of America.  Now, scientists have come forward, claiming that “Aquatic Fleas” will counteract the pandemic.

What is This Fungus?

Its scientific name is Batrachochytrium Dendrobatidis.

Its origin is in the exotic jungles of Africa.  Merchants trading African Clawed Frogs spread these fungus across the world, unknowingly seeding spores in habitats unprepared for an invasive species.

Spores float in the water and latch on to animal’s skins.  They steal resources and clog up the pores of the amphibians.  The skin acts as the lung for amphibians and this parasitic attack disable it. Inability for hydration and respiration ensues, the amphibians suffer from heart attacks or death by their skin flaking off.  Small resilient populations and select species survive these purges.  Several species have been completely wiped out.

Metaphorically, this is Seal Team Six breaking into the Osama Compound: the advanced and evolutionary streamlined fungus was able to steamroll natural defenses of amphibians unprepared for such alien attacks.

The results have been about the same: the Chytrid Fungus and other environmental threats have killed 100 million amphibians.

What is The ” Aquatic Flea” Solution?

The protagonist in this article is Daphnia Magna.

Oregon researchers discovered this fresh water zooplankton eats Chytrid Fungus spores.  This plankton is a filter feeder: consuming spores is its purpose.  It eliminates Chytrid where it currently lives, pushing spores down to manageable levels.  These fleas are not a magic bullet, however they will be able to counteract the problem wherever they are introduced.  They are also the only effective counter agent.

How long Till the “Aquatic Fleas” Will Be Implemented?

Introducing invasive species was the origin of the fungus plague; scientists are unwilling to intentionally do the same thing unless they are sure the zooplankton are compatible with infected environments.  Quarantined experiments and months of analysis are to be expected.  Till then amphibians will continue to die in large numbers.  Even if the Chytrid Fungus does not consume too many species loss of natural habitats, the primary cause of amphibian annihilation.  Amphibians will survive, with sustained casualties.


(What) Internet Sales Tax? : The Twenty Billion Dollar Loophole

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You are a criminal, don’t worry it’s just tax evasion.  A mere five years in prison.

Friday: 12.5.2008

Caught Red Pawed

The internet sales tax is something of an internet legend, most people have heard ghost stories of this financial wrath but nobody has ever encountered it.  It is virtually unenforced, despite the fact that forty-five of the fifty states of America have internet sales taxes.  All online purchases, on every website from Amazon to Ebay, legally have taxes on them in most states.

Bureaucrats have failed to uphold their own laws because, currently, they are unenforceable.  States have several measure to recapture the twenty billion lost to consumers, however they are restrained by a Supreme Court ruling limiting tax collection to voluntary consumer action.  Few people go out of their way to give away money.

This has resulted in twenty billion dollars of taxes lost, annually, to online sales tax evasion.

But fear not!  Nonprofit groups across the country are fighting viciously to eliminate the financial shelter.  The chief battlefield is California, a grassroots campaign to take the state back for residents has formed and, for once, not targeted the Mexicans.  Instead, they are fighting online purchase giant Amazon, convincing local users to close their accounts until the corporation actively pays online sales taxes.

Lobbyists from Amazon, in partnership with other corporations, have blocked official legislature so far in California.  Brick-and-mortar organizations, primarily Wal-Mart, have come to reinforce the non-profit groups.  This paradox is explained through corporate posturing; as long as Wal-Mart pays the tax and Amazon largely does not Amazons offers will always be a better deal, funneling larger customers purchases away every day.

Wal-Mart’s stratagem masquerades behind several ironic organizations, such as the Alliance for Main Street Fairness.

With such hilarious combatants, Amazon, barley has a chance to continue its tax-free streak.  So far they have avoided any sort of online sales tax being actively enforced.  The wild west days of tax-free-desperadoes are being brought to a less than civilized end by the militant Wal-Mart forces teaming up with the local nonprofits.  All we need is a railway to come through and they will start filming the modern western, The Last Frontier!

Star Trek Movie

I bet the feds don't track copy right infringement, either.

The Holy Right Fist: The New Apostolic Reformation, Sarah Palin, and American Theocracy

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New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) has been hailed by some as a holy coalition of Christian warriors. Personally, I believe the NAR is bigoted organization, threatening the United States and the world with militant theocracy and fascist politics.

Sarah Palin at Missouri McCain Rally

Sarah Palin, New Apostolic Reformation Convert and Theocrat

What is New Apostolic Reformation?

They are a radical religious arm of the republican TEA party. While politically they press forward with hyper radical agenda of shrinking the government religiously they push for far more dangerous government alterations.  It was conceptualized first by C. Peter Wagner, who wrote numerous books concerning spiritual warfare. Their leaders, self-declared prophets and apostles, have declared their objective; “eradicate denominations and form a unified church that will be victorious against evil in the end times.” Translation: Eliminate competing religions and establish a theocracy.

War is not only made on religion, put on common people as well. Dismissing Mormons and Catholics as demonic they also plan Strategic Level Spiritual Warfare, converting or eliminating whole communities with demented logic and demands. Gays, Buddhists, and any non-protestant community is targeted. Even Protestant churches will fall under attack, after all they too are not part of the “one church.”

The New Apostolic Reformation is dangerous for America. If this organization is successful, as outlined in their Seven Mountain mandate, will end to modern government and abolishing constitutional freedoms. There some skeptics who, in the light of the our governments inability to act on such critical events as the debt-ceiling, might voice support for these acts. These opinions are misinterpreting the information, abolishing modern government does eliminate regrettable aspects as it demolishes all freedom’s. Theocracy rule with fear and death, using secret police like the Spanish Inquisition or mass famine in North Korea. Allowing theocracy to take root permits a Gestapo State to flourish.

What Does Sarah Palin Have To do with this?

She is an ardent NAR member, a theocrat. Sarah Palin actively pursues a New Apostolic Reformation agenda.  She stands among prayer warriors, preparing to make “spiritual warfare” across the fifty states.  In the beginning of her 2008 campaign, Palin called on Kenyan Witch Hunter Bishop Thomas Muthee to anoint her, to protect her from witchcraft. Later, when Arizona Democrat Gabrielle Giffords was in the ICU after the attempted assassination and multiple homicides used aggressive “blood libel”  language, that greatly concerned the threatened Jewish community.

How Is the New Apostolic Reformation Relevant to Me?

Chances are you are in the crosshairs of the New Apostolic Reformation.  Some minor trait, perhaps something you are not even aware of, places you in the dammed and demonic category of these theocrats.  This is a tragedy that will manifest in misery if not halted.

Do your research on candidates, inform your friends about revealing articles like this, and keep America American.

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