The person claimed they were dong a study with Mississippi State University about black bears and that so far, their study had shown that my farm was a prime location for doing this work.
Since this sounded interesting, I didn't hang up, but listened to his spiel. He said that they wanted to send out some MDC personnel to set up 20' long lengths of barb wire fencing between trees in the hopes that a bear would wander by and scratch on the wire, leaving hair samples for them to collect. And that every so often, they send out personnel to collect the bear hair/fur samples.
At that point, I said "No Thanks" and hung up.
That's when the weirdness kicked in. In this part of the Ozarks, there's hundreds of miles of barb wire fencing, so why would they need to set up a specific place to try and catch samples of a bear rubbing against the fence?
Almost every morning, my dog, "Charlie Brown" and I do a morning exercise walk around my property, all of which is surrounded by barb wire fence and I have NEVER seen any signs of a bear rubbing against the barb wire fencing. I have seen trees that something rather large rubbed against, leaving hair samples, and I assumed it was a black bear.
So why would a bear rub against barb wire fencing, when there are hundred of thousands of trees to scratch against?
And if a bear won't rub against barb wire fencing that hasn't been touched by humans in years and years, it sure as hell wouldn't come anywhere close to fencing recently put up by humans, because it would detect the scent and stay the hell away.
Gave this some more thought and came to the conclusion that the wire they were taking about probably had some type of scent glands that contained female bear urine to attract the bears. Similar to what deer hunters do during deer season.
Which means they would have to come out every week or so and check the fencing and install fresh scent packets.
Maybe what that person said is true, but I stopped trusting the government a LONG time ago. One question that wouldn't go away is why their fence had to be 20' long? Why not 15'? Or 25' long?
Maybe I'm getting too paranoid, but a bear doesn't know what 20' looks like, but that sounds like it could be used as some kind of transmitter.
And why would Mississippi State University engage in a black bear study with Missouri?
Arkansas is a helluva lot closer to MSU and has a lot more bears than the Missouri Ozarks, so why not do the study with them?
Still not worried about our hijacked, out of control government that is controlled by Wall Street, the Fed and that 'SLC?'
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Exclusive: National Security Agency Whistleblower William Binney on Growing State SurveillanceAnd some more info. Word of caution: Be careful of ordering out pizza.
In his first television interview since he resigned from the National Security Agency over its domestic surveillance program, William Binney discusses the NSA’s massive power to spy on Americans and why the FBI raided his home after he became a whistleblower. Binney was a key source for investigative journalist James Bamford’s recent exposé in Wired Magazine about how the NSA is quietly building the largest spy center in the country in Bluffdale, Utah. The Utah spy center will contain near-bottomless databases to store all forms of communication collected by the agency, including private emails, cell phone calls, Google searches and other personal data.
Binney served in the NSA for over 30 years, including a time as technical director of the NSA’s World Geopolitical and Military Analysis Reporting Group. Since retiring from the NSA in 2001, he has warned that the NSA’s data-mining program has become so vast that it could "create an Orwellian state." Today marks the first time Binney has spoken on national television about NSA surveillance.
Stellar Wind is the open secret code name for certain information collection activities performed by the United States' National Security Agency and revealed by Thomas M. Tamm to New York Times reporters James Risen and Eric Lichtblau. The operation was approved by President George W. Bush shortly after the September 11 attacks in 2001.The NSA Is Building the Country's Biggest Spy Center (Watch What You Say)
The program's activities involve data mining of a large database of the communications of American citizens, including e-mail communications, phone conversations, financial transactions, and Internet activity.
There were internal disputes within the Justice Department about the legality of the program, because data is collected for large numbers of people, not just the subjects of Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrants. In March 2004, the Justice Department under Attorney General John Ashcroft ruled that the program was illegal. The day after the ruling, Ashcroft became critically ill with acute pancreatitis. President Bush sent White House counsel Alberto Gonzales and Chief of Staff Andrew Card Jr. to Ashcroft's hospital bed, where Ashcroft lay semiconscious, to request that he sign a document reversing the Justice Department's ruling. However, Ashcroft was incapable of signing the document. Bush then reauthorized the operation, over formal Justice Department objections. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) director Robert Mueller, Acting Attorney General James Comey, and many prominent members of the Justice Department were prepared to resign over the matter. Valerie Caproni the FBI general counsel, said, "From my perspective, there was a very real likelihood of a collapse of government." Bush subsequently reversed the authorization.
During the Bush Administration, the Stellar Wind cases were referred to by FBI agents as "pizza cases" because many seemingly suspicious cases turned out to be food takeout orders. Approximately 99 percent of the cases led nowhere.