Bearspotting

Friday, July 07, 2006

Global Warming Sucks

I saw An Inconvenient Truth tonight. Al Gore is really an amazing person and people should listen to him. Unlike the current administration, Al Gore really understands the issue of global warming and is trying to do something about it. The film really communicates the problem we're facing and disputes (with facts!) the dissenting opinnions. You should see it. In fact, you can see it for free

I learned something that was startling to me as a bear-enthusiast as well. Global warming melting the polar ice caps is causing polar bears to drown. This is unacceptable for bears and humans! Grrr!




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Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Heavy, man, heavy.

Bear Backlash

Bruno the bear, 25 June 06

I have so much respect for the Social Democrats in Germany. The killing of a single bear in the US wouldn't elicit so much as a sigh from most Americans, but the SDs are demanding that Bavarian Environment Minister Werner Schnappauf resign. Maybe a man losing his job is going a little too far, but I admire the sentiment. Grrr.


BBC NEWS | Europe | Bruno's mourners bare their teeth

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Monday, June 26, 2006

Solemn News







Poor Bruno! I wish he had been captured and released someplace safe. Unfortunately, he eluded the people who were trying to help him and ended up being killed by a hunter. Grrr.

Hunter kills first Bavarian bear seen in 170 years | Reuters.com

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Friday, June 23, 2006

Paddington @ Paddington

Paddington Bear at Paddington Station on Friday 23 June 2006
I used to go through Paddington Station in London pretty often. In fact during the tube strikes in 2002, my husband walked there from our house in Notting Hill to catch a train to work in Hayes. But, aside from the obligatory souvenir stall (where a surprise Paddington was purchased for me), I never saw Paddington Bear. Today, if you happened to be there, you might have seen a 5-foot-tall Paddington on his way to see the Queen. Seriously. Wouldn't you freak the heck out? I would. Grrr.

BBC NEWS | UK | England | London | Paddington visit from famous bear

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Unbearable Attacks


Le Monde: Armstrong admits doping in '96 (AP)

A French newspaper claimed Friday that Lance Armstrong admitted to doping three years before the first of his seven Tour de France wins in 1999. Armstrong's attorney strongly denied the claim and gave The Associated Press a copy of an affidavit from one of the lead doctors who treated Armstrong's testicular cancer.

What is the deal with the French constantly going after Lance Armstrong? Is their national pride that fragile that having an American win 7 straight Tour de Frances makes them freak out and start slinging accusations? It certainly seems that way. Lance Armstrong may not be the nicest guy in the world. He may not always say the right things. His achievements may seem super-human and thus impossible. But come on! He's retired for goodness sake. He won't win another Tour de France, so freakin' drop it already. The man survived cancer. Even if he did dope 3 years before he won his first Tour de France, he was already at such a disadvantage from having testicular cancer that it would be an offsetting penalty at the most. Grrrr!


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Thursday, June 22, 2006

A Hug Unworthy of a Bear


I just saw a teaser for the 11 o'clock local news. Evidentally a cadet at the U.S. Military Academy was so excited to graduate and head off to war that he actually hugged W. Ewww.

When Eric Zellers, the last cadet, arrived on stage he gave the president a bear hug, and the crowd erupted with applause.

Oh and there was just a second teaser from our "weather" man, "I tell you just how unhealthy our air will be tomorrow." Yeah, so at least we have that going for us.


At West Point, president likens war on terror to Cold War

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Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Bears=Hillarity


What is it about hillarious late-night TV hosts and bears? Why does this site pit bears against Conan? Maybe the bears still hold a grudge after the famous masturbating bear sketch that was so popular years ago. Well, at least it's funny. Grrr.


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Sunday, June 18, 2006

Teddy 2.0


Technology has officially gone too far ;) Grr.

USB teddy bear holds data, scares children - Engadget