Fly Like an Eagle!!!

Whoops! Wrong Eagles!  (But we’re in the playoffs this year! GO BIRDS!) Back to our regularly scheduled open…

Spotting an eagle is a rare moment for many people, but when the chance arises, how much do you actually know about these beautiful birds?

Here we’re going to look at the top 30 interesting facts about eagles.

There are over 60 different species of eagle, most of them from Africa, Asia and Europe.

Despite the bald eagle being an emblem of the United States, just two species can be found on the continent.

The eagle is known to be one of the strongest birds able to carry the heaviest loads, with one being recorded carrying 15 pounds.

Eagles vary in length, weight and other dimensions due to their environments in many cases. Eagles living in forested areas will likely have shorter wing spans, while those living in open areas will have longer wing spans.

A typical adult male eagle weights just nine pounds, despite its strength and large size.

With a height of 3.5 feet and a wing span of 7.5 feet, the average male bald eagle is one of the largest birds around.

The bald eagle takes its name from the fact it has a white head while the rest of its body is brown.

The eagle featured on U.S. currency was modeled on a real bald eagle named Peter who used to live on top of the U.S. Mint. After his death in 1836, Peter was stuffed and is still on display inside the very building upon which he once nested.

Eagles have been used in the police and the army several times, and in The Netherlands, eagles were trained to help control drones.

It is thought that larger eagles lived in New Zealand until the year 1400. Their wing spans may have reached up to 9.8 feet.

In Scandinavia, some eagles have built nests so heavy that they have broken the tree.

Bald eagles can mate while flying or free falling.

An eagle’s beak contains keratin, which means that it grows all the time just like human hair and fingernails.

During the first half of the 20th Century, bald eagles were considered a threat to the salmon fishing industry and over 100,000 eagles were killed.

The eagle has long been considered “The King of Birds”.

In many countries, the eagle is thought to bring good luck, which is one reason it has been featured on various national flags.

A mother eagle will generally lay two eggs, although in most cases, one of the baby eagles is stronger than its sibling and will kill the weaker one.

The eagle is built to be strong and powerful among other creatures. Its beak and talons enable it to be threatening and ruthless, and its amazing eyesight allows the eagle to see long distances for prey.

It takes a number of years for a baby eagle to grow its talons fully.

Although eagles can live up to 70 years, this isn’t always the case and they normally become weaker towards the end of their lives, unable to hunt as they used to.

An eagle’s brilliant eyesight is owed in part to its sizeable eyes, which can take up around 50% of the head.

A male and female eagle tend to stay together all their lives, building nests every year in the same place. It’s fair to say eagles are creatures of habit!

The female eagle will spend most of the 35 days keeping her eggs warm, while the male ensures food is brought to the nest.

Eagles do not all feed on the same food. Some eagles will feed on mainly fish, while others feed on other, smaller mammals.

When baby eagles are born, they are covered in gray feathers and don’t have the typical brown and white pattern until they are 4 years old.

The bald eagle was endangered in 1967 and there were less than 500 eagles left. Fifty years later in 2007, it was removed from the endangered list but is still protected.

A rare species of eagle is the smallest kind, the South Nicobar Serpent Eagle. It weighs just one pound but can fly faster than many other birds of this size.

A Martial Eagle once killed a deer weighing 82 pounds. This was despite the fact the eagle only weighed around 10-12 pounds itself.

Eagle feathers are in high demand across North America, but it is illegal to hunt or kill eagles and get them.


188 thoughts on “Fly Like an Eagle!!!

  1. look at the freaking propaganda!!! the items were in with funeral arrangements…GIVE IT A REST ALREADY!!!!!!! (it is cnn)
    we understand his son is dead, but that was a long time ago…get off the sympathy train!
    Among the items from Joe Biden’s time as vice president discovered in a private office last fall are 10 classified documents including US intelligence memos and briefing materials that covered topics including Ukraine, Iran and the United Kingdom, according to a source familiar with the matter.

    The documents were dated between 2013 and 2016, according to the source.

    They were found in three or four boxes that also contained unclassified papers that fall under the Presidential Records Act, the source said.

    The vast majority of the boxes in the office contained personal Biden family documents, including materials about Beau Biden’s funeral arrangements and condolence letters, the source told CNN.

    Attorney General Merrick Garland has assigned the US attorney in Chicago, a holdover from the Trump administration, to investigate the matter, CNN previously reported. Garland made this move after receiving a referral from the National Archives and Records Administration.

    The documents were discovered on November 2, just six days before the midterm elections, but the matter only became public Monday due to news reports.

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  2. articles of impeachment filed against mayorkas
    Texas Republican Pat Fallon has filed impeachment articles against Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, delivering on a promise he made last week before the 118th Congress was officially sworn in.

    The articles of impeachment against Mayorkas for “high crimes and misdemeanors,” known as House Resolution 8, were introduced by Fallon in the House on Monday and have been referred to the Judiciary Committee.

    “Since day one, Secretary Mayorkas’ policies have undermined law enforcement activities at our southern border,” Fallon said in a statement to Fox News last week. “From perjuring himself before Congress about maintaining operational control of the border to the infamous ‘whip-gate’ slander against our border patrol agents, Secretary Mayorkas has proven time and time again that he is unfit to lead the Department of Homeland Security.”

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  3. Talk to the Hand Progs
    Talk to the Hand Progs
    January 10, 2023 1:17 pm

    Meanwhile, other corruption from the Big Club stinks to high heaven.

    The largest line item was nearly $1.2 million owed by the leadership committee One Georgia to her (Abrams’s) media firm, AL Media.

    AL Media was the campaign operation’s highest-paid vendor, receiving nearly $54 million to produce ads and purchase extensive TV and radio airtime.

    It how they game the system. Stacie Abram’s campaign owes most of the money to her own media company. Her campaigns were part of a business model similiar to Bernie Sanders presidential campaigns.

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  4. “Ray Epps’s Jan 6th Interview Gets Even Weirder Than His ‘I Orchestrated It’ Text. I went through all 96 pages of it for you. You’re welcome.”

    Raheem Kassam
    7 min ago

    EXCERPT: “Ray Epps’s January 6th interview is bizarro-world. The entire thing reads like an exculpatory public relations effort, replete with assistance from committee members more concerned with helping Epps clear his name than getting to the bottom of his actions that day. But Epps’s interview is even stranger than these “CYA” attempts.

    Reps Schiff, Murphy, Aguilar, and Kinzinger were present during the interview finally conducted on January 21st 2022, after months of work by Darren Beattie’s, among others, which brought Epps’s activities on January 5th and 6th to light. Here are the top 12 strange, stand-out moments:

    1. Directing AntiFa.
    2. A Father-Son Trip!
    3. Tourniquets.
    4. Who is Paul Carver?
    5. “We need to go into the Capitol…”
    6. Are You a Fed, Mr. Epps?
    7. Midnight.
    8. “Marines Are Always in the Front.”
    9. “I Also Orchestrated It.”
    10. More Strangers.
    11. ‘I’m Not Sure How You Got That’
    12. “We’re Off The Record, Right?”

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    1. just got done…
      if this were a real hearing with 2 opposing sides…I could hear perry mason shouting–LEADING THE WITNESS!!!
      he’s not testifying, they are putting words in his mouth…not always cuz his foot is in there a lot!
      thanks for this Filly!

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  5. “The Biden Docs Scandal is about DECLAS! Biden is desperate to hide the truth about Ukraine, the Iran Deal, and Russiagate”

    30 min ago

    EXCERPT: “News broke yesterday, January 9th, 2022, that classified documents were found by Biden’s attorneys on November 2nd, 2022, at the Penn Biden Center. These classified documents were confiscated by Biden (Illegal as VP) and stored at an insecure location.1 You’ll notice they waited until after the election was certified to notify they public…

    As you might imagine, the Left-wing media have been extremely dismissive of Biden confiscating classified State docs as VP, while un-ironically looking to indict Trump for the same thing, despite Trump being the former Commander in Chief and able to legally declassify anything. The hypocrisy is asinine, yet it is to be expected.

    However, this story got exponentially more interesting when the general content of the docs were released this morning. According to CNN, these docs are from 2013-2016 “US Intelligence materials related to Ukraine, Iran, and the UK”. This should set off an alarm for everyone, as these are the same contents of the docs seized from Trump at Mar-a-Lago by Biden’s FBI. They were confirmed to be related to the Iran Deal, John McCain’s death, Ukraine, Russiagate (UK think MI6 agent Christopher Steele).

    For those that recall, photos of the Trump docs were inexplicably leaked by the FBI, which revealed the dates on some of the documents, leading us to discover that the docs were about Obama/Biden’s Iran Deal (May 9th, 2018). Later Trump would confirm the docs were about all the things he was trying to prevent Biden from burying.”

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  6. Not familiar with this CIA insider personally….

    “Former Top CIA Analyst Condemns FBI For Censorship & Misinformation — “Joe McCarthy would have loved to have that kind of control,” says Martin Gurri, author of the seminal 2018 book, “The Revolt of Public,” about government influence over Twitter.

    Michael Shellenberger
    24 min ago

    EXCERPT: “The Twitter Files show Twitter executives working closely with officials from the FBI, the White House, and other government agencies to censor, restrict, and promote specific content in potentially unconstitutional ways. For some perspective, we reached out to former CIA analyst Martin Gurri. In 2018 Gurri published a major book, The Revolt of the Public, which argues that the Internet is disrupting modern society and politics as much as the printing press did in the 15th Century. The book influenced us so much that we named our Substack publication after it. (Above, you can see a video that one of us, Leighton, made about it.)

    The Internet in general, and social media in particular, argues Gurri, mean that the elites can no longer control the public conversation as they once could. They struggle to “manufacture consent.” Anybody can start a Substack or Twitter account, and anybody can go viral. That technological revolution is resulting in political revolutions.

    “What you’re seeing [in the Twitter Files] is a reaction to the revolt of the public,” said Gurri, who concludes that the United States needs a truth and reconciliation commission, similar to the one used in South Africa, to get to the bottom of what happened. In the end, Gurri doesn’t believe we can return to the pre-Internet era of information control. But the Twitter Files, he notes, reveal just how hard they’ve been trying.

    — Michael Shellenberger and Leighton Woodhouse


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  7. 01/10/23 • BIG TECH

    “Genetic Engineering Gives Scientists ‘God-Like Power’ — But Is It Ethical?” In his new book, “As Gods: A Moral History of the Genetic Age,” Matthew Cobb, a biologist and historian at the University of Manchester, takes an in-depth look at the turbulent history of genetic engineering.

    By Undark

    EXCERPT: “Genetic engineering is one of the great breakthroughs of the last half-century. It’s also sparked more controversy than just about any other branch of science. In his recent book, “As Gods: A Moral History of the Genetic Age,” Matthew Cobb, a biologist and historian at the University of Manchester, takes an in-depth look at the field’s turbulent history.

    By now that history stretches back about 50 years. Recombinant DNA — which contains genetic material from at least two different sources — was first made in 1972, a year that “marked a real qualitative change in our ability to change genes — blind tinkering became precise and deliberate manipulation,” Cobb writes.

    In 1973, Herbert Boyer and Stanley Cohen developed a method to easily incorporate foreign genes into the genomes of E. coli bacteria, creating the first genetically modified organism in the process. And the following year, Rudolf Jaenisch created the first genetically modified animal — a mouse. As Cobb’s title suggests, scientists now wield what would have seemed until recently like God-like power: the ability to alter organisms at the genetic level. That power can be put to use for the benefit of humankind, by developing gene-based therapies for disease, for example, or by growing more resilient crops.

    But safety concerns have always lurked beneath the surface. In the early 1970s, members of the scientific community began expressing concern over genetic manipulation, with some prominent researchers even calling for a moratorium. With those concerns in mind, scientists met in 1975 at the International Congress on Recombinant DNA Molecules (often called the Asilomar Conference, for the site in California where was held), to address the potential dangers posed by genetic manipulation. The conference stopped short of calling for a moratorium — the focus instead was on how research could proceed without endangering public health.

    The intervening decades have brought ever-accelerating advances — and further controversies. Dolly, a cloned sheep, made headlines in 1996, and some people wondered how far cloning technology would go or should go.”

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  8. I am adding a short daily prayer to the board. I would invite each of you, if you wish, to also add one or maybe two of your own liking. I do not want to stifle anyone but please limit yourself to one or two religious postings. here’s one I found that I liked.


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