Daily Caller:

Next time you’re up North visiting America’s chilly hat — that’s Canada — don’t let small children out of your sight. That’s the takeaway lesson from a video that spread quickly Tuesday afternoon.

The 60-second clip shows a golden eagle swooping out of the sky and grabbing a small boy from a Montreal park, and trying to fly away with his prize.

Luckily for the boy — and for his dad, who was so busy filming birds of prey that he forgot to keep an eye on him — the eagle wasn’t prepared to carry away a 20-pound child. The animal dropped him from a height of three or four feet before zooming off to find a smaller snack.

Calls for banning eagles in 3 . . 2 . . 1 . . .


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106 Responses to HOLY SHIT! Update: FAKE!!

  1. 49erDweet says:

    Ah, nature. Ain’t it grand? Until it isn’t.

  2. tommy says:

    A dry run aimed for the 21st? Enormous golden eagles are gonna swoop down, pick us off, and eat us? I’m staying indoors with all door and windows shut. But what if theres an enormous earthquake? Indoors bad idea. Hmm….. choices, choices.

  3. tommy says:

    Check out the article by Adolph Reed at the NYT. The way he depicts Tim Scott and other black republicans is extremely ugly and racist. On second thoughts, don’t read the article. It’ll ruin your day. And this Reed is a professor at the Univ of Penn. Sickening!

    • 49erDweet says:

      It’s because being black and moderate or conservative must – to his mind- be indicators of evil or mental disorder. Just look at crazy old Thomas Sowell for confirmation. It can’t be because Reed is a racist

      • tommy says:

        True dat.

      • elliesmom says:

        Reed makes his living off of stirring up racial issues in politics. If he can’t label the Republicans as racists, he has no books to write or classes to teach. The whole premise is Republicans are racist for not including racial minorities in their ranks, and Republicans are racist for including racial minorities in their ranks. IOW, if you don’t vote for Democrats, no matter what the color of your skin is or the color of the skin of the person you vote for is, you’re a racist. I’m fine with that. It changes the definition of racist to mean “not a blind follower of the Democratic Party”. So I’m proud to be a racist. It’s “the new bitch”.

    • catarina says:

      That article is a mind fuck. Thought I was reading The Onion.
      Just when you think the NYT can’t be any more vile!

  4. tommy says:

    ‘The first same sex kiss in a film was in an orgy scene in Manslaughter (1922)’. Wow, its been 90 years. Myiq, did you watch the movie back in ’22? Lol

  5. tommy says:

    ‘Good romantic partners make good parents – People who are difficult romantic partners are also likely to make less than ideal parents, says a new study by Abigail Millings at the Univ of Bristol. The same skills that make a person a good mate, such as sensitivity and willingness to cooperate, translate to parenting skills’. Very true.

    • elliesmom says:

      I’m always amazed at the time and money spent to study things when the end result is a no-brainer. I wonder how much money I could get for a study of whether water is really wet or not? People must be running out of unique topics for PhD proposals. Maybe it says something about whether we need as many Phds as we crank out each year.

  6. tommy says:

    ‘According to news reports, the US mutual fund, the Vanguard Group has had total inflows in excess of $130 billion this year. The previous record was the $129.6 billion that JP Morgan took in 2008. JP is just another Wall Street firm, albeit very large; but Vanguard is unique in the world of MFs (tommy – Mutual Funds, not what you originally thought. Lol). Its the pioneer and champion of low-cost index investing. It was founded 37 years ago by John.C.Bogle, the father of index investing. But more important is Vanguard’s ownership structure. It is owned by the investors in its funds themselves. Conceptually, this is closer in spirit to co-operative than for-profit corporation. Its costs of managing its investors money is stunningly low, about 0.2% per annum. This is a fraction of what even others with similar funds charge’. Keep an eye on Vanguard.

  7. tommy says:

    Arkansas’ declared democratic candidate for governor admits to ‘inappropriate relations’ with a woman attorney from Hot Springs. That sounds so cheesy. Lol

  8. tommy says:

    Hmmm……. tommy, look around you. No one around. You’re talking to yourself. Before you convince other TCH’ers that you’re losing your marbles, get outta here. Tommy out.

  9. The weather man here is trying to thread the needle and make everyone happy. Ten minutes ago he said we were getting snow the end of the week, now he is saying rain.
    Imagine that- a job where you can be wrong almost every day and still get paid a decent salary, with benefits (including clothing, make up and hair stylists!)
    The only other job I can think of that is close is national politician.
    But the weather man retires at a reasonable age.

  10. tommy says:

    Fun fact – The creator of Sherlock Homes, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, is credited for bringing skiing to Switzerland. He imported some skis and encouraged 2 Swiss brothers to join him. They practiced at night to avoid being teased by the locals.

    • tommy says:

      While on skiing, ‘Champion skier Lindsey Vonn is pondering legal action in her quest to compete against men after the International Ski Federation rejected her appeal at a recent meeting in Canada. However Vonn, one of the finest female skiers, insisted this fight wasn’t over. “I don’t want to make a big stink out of it but I feel like their response that I can’t race with the men simply because I’m a woman was definitely gender biased”. The 28 year old has the support of her countrys skiing federation. Way to go girl!’

  11. tommy says:

    And it begins. Today, Captain Dick is going to announce a ‘guns task force’ led by Mad Joe, as per politico.

    • DandyTiger says:

      That was a sad video showing how lame O’brien is. Agree with the post that as the debate turns to whether you love children or not, it’s already over. Clever politically way to turn the debate for points, but it means no one wants a serious discussion to change anything. No surprise since that’s unlikely anyway.

      I have to say I do expect a big effort that might be successful to re-ban assault weapons. Which I understand had minimal effect for the 10 years we had that, but I also am on the side of that just the same. I just don’t see their point for either (home/personal) defense or hunting.

      • yttik says:

        The whole gun debate is pointless, however. Who cares if you’re killed with a 22 or an assault rifle? People aren’t less dead just because they get shot with a different kind of gun. At least with big guns, you can see them coming. Small guns are easily concealed. Then we have the argument against how many rounds per minute you should be able to shoot. Congress now wants to cut it in half, as if nobody will ever just bring two guns so they don’t have to reload. It’s kind of like pandora’s box, you can’t put it all back. All you can do is have these pointless debates about how to make guns less dangerous which of course is silly, because all guns are dangerous no matter how you try to regulate them. We can’t create a “safe” gun.

        Our efforts would be better used in trying to reign in the media so they don’t glorify tragedies like this and to teach our kids to respect human life and that violence is not the answer. People who commit these atrocities should be perceived as cowards, not as infamous and worthy of the entire nation’s attention for weeks on end. It also wouldn’t hurt to make it easier to put a hold on the mentally ill. In my state it practically takes an act of congress to get somebody hospitalized just for three days. If we’re going to give up our freedom, I’d rather see us risk hospitalizing and observing people for 72 hours, instead of creating a whole underground weapons industry.

        • DeniseVB says:

          Yep, an underground weapons market would create more dangerous and less safe weapons because they won’t be regulated. More crime will result because more people will need more money to overpay for shitty guns.

          Oh, and for the idiots who think we’re safer because we don’t allow boxcutters on airplanes? Two credit cards pressed together can slit a throat just as easily.

        • votermom says:

          Back-alley guns.

      • elliesmom says:

        There are a lot of things people buy I don’t see the point of, but before I would let the government ban them, I would want to have some sense that turning the power to that over to them do that would make a positive difference. A positive difference significant enough to be worth losing more control over my personal liberty.

      • lyn5 says:

        If the gun debate is going to be about loving children, then shouldn’t abortion be included in that debate? I’ll give up my gun if you give up abortion as a form of birth control. I don’t own a gun and I am not a parent, so this makes sense to me. I agree with yttik below, dead is dead; it doesn’t matter which gun was used.

      • votermom says:

  12. driguana says:

    Alfred Hitchcock had it right….

  13. yttik says:

    Eagles are pretty impressive. You don’t realize how big they are until they come down on the ground.

    I remember the second kid in her pink snow suit, almost getting picked up by a really big crow. He got her hood and was trying to lift her off the ground. We still joke about watching out for pterodactyls.

  14. DeniseVB says:

    For those concerned about the First Family’s Hawaiian vacation status:


    Poor things, those pesky running the country details seem to be getting in the way and delaying their arrival. Funny thing I picked up from the article is that the Obamas made this annual Hawaii Christmas a tradition only since being elected Preezy in ’08. Weren’t we under the impression this was like their annual tradition, like forever ? I did.

  15. DeniseVB says:

    Holy Shit AND Holy Fuck, though not surprised …..they’ve picked evil dictators before.


    It’s just a quickie announcement, Time should have some pretty convincing reasons why he da’man. Not. I was pulling for Malala, who put a face on the real war against women. Time sucks.

  16. catarina says:

    Reporting from tax update seminar:

    Wage earners in *all* tax brackets will see substantial tax increases starting in a few weeks.
    Lots of deductions expiring, FICA rate probably going up, and Federal tax rates go up for all on 1/1/2013 unless Congress acts.

    Obama told you he’d raise your taxes, so own it bitchez!

    • elliesmom says:

      If we go “over the cliff” and everyone’s taxes go way up after the 1st, I suspect Obama will instruct the IRS not to change the withholdings for people until after the new congress convenes. Depending on how long it takes for new tax rates to be passed by congress, and what they actually turn out to be, a lot of people may be in for a surprise in April 2014. Like the time the government kept taxes the same, but decreased the withholding rates, and a lot of people who usually got refunds, got tax bills instead. I know we got creamed that year. We usually plan it pretty close so we owe just a little or get back just a little, and we had to pay a fine for not having enough withheld when we had not changed our status at all.

      • catarina says:

        I remember that clusterfuck-it shocked a lot of taxpayers.
        Not my clients, of course 🙂

        As of right now, the FICA rate is going up on 1/1/13 unless emergency legislation is passed by 2012’s year end.

        A large tech employer (and huge Obama donor) who cannot be named sent out an internal memo a few days ago stating, “good news, comrades, next year, the FICA rates will be the same as they were in 2012..”

        Do they know something the rest of us don’t?
        Can’t imagine the memo was just a mistake.

      • Same thing happened to us- but rather than pay the penalty for underwitholding- I borrowed enough to put in the IRA to bring us under the penalty amount.
        Ever since we withold at the “higher single rate” PLUS have extra with held to make sure we have paid what we owe- not hard to figure out- we just went by the OLD with holding- and have been good to go. Within about $50 bucks each yr-

  17. votermom says:

    I get cranky when ppl I don’t know tweet me fbombs.

  18. votermom says:

  19. piper(?) says:

    Poor Chicago – they do everything so much better.


  20. votermom says:

    • swanspirit says:

      The french imprisoned the psychiatrist , and let the killer go , BRILLIANT , not .

      • votermom says:

        I’m sure it will reduce the number of shrinks. Less shrinks means less diagnosed wackos. If a killer is not diagnosed a wacko, can he truly be a metal health problem? Ergo, mental health problem solved.

    • Actually this makes some sense as far as the professional is concerned. Her colleagues disagreed with her treatment plan but she “stubbornly” insisted on doing it her way, giving the guy more freedom, so it might be ironic, et al, but perfectly proper to do.

  21. tommy says:

    Finally some love for GWB from an unlikely source. Though the repubs and dems hate, the presumptive PM of Japan (our staunch ally) doesn’t. ‘Japan PM mistakes Obama for Bush – Japan’s presumptive premier Shinzo Abe got his US leaders mixed up, when he told business chiefs he had been speaking to “President Bush” after a phone call from Barack Obama. The gaffe came in one of Abe’s first speaking engagements since his landslide victory in weekend polls that saw his Liberal Democratic Party returned to power. Abe, who was Prime Minister in 2006-07 during the final years of GWBs presidency, quickly realised his error when assembled journalists and business leaders began chuckling’. Lol

  22. foxyladi14 says:

    Speaking of Dicktaters. he is on TV again. ;evil:

  23. votermom says:

  24. HELENK says:


    another backtrack investment cost us money.
    why is anyone talking to this fool about a fiscal cliff, he handles our money like a crackhead with a credit card

  25. tommy says:

    ‘Former Italian premier Silvio Berlusconi has revealed he is engaged to a woman almost 50 years his junior, and says that “finally I feel less alone”. The 76 year old media baron said Sunday his engagement to 28 year old Francesca Pascale is official. His second wife left him in 2008, citing alleged dalliances with young women. He is now on trial on charges of having sex with an underage woman and using his office to cover it up’. IMO, Silvio is the only international politician who makes our crazy Joe look like a visionary genius and a statesman. But I really like Silvio. The loon does crazy stuff all the time. But hes reaching for the twilight zone now. At his age, getting engaged? To a woman old enough to be his granddaughter? Yeah, call me old fashioned, but it just makes no sense.

  26. HELENK says:

    maybe this should go on the end of the world thingy,for thimgs that are important but here is my just because


  27. catarina says:

    Charlene Lamb and 2 others just resigned from State.
    Talk to us, Hilz

  28. catarina says:

    Grover Norquist just embraced Plan B.

    Now Boehner can say the tax on *millionaires* is exactly what Obama wanted and Repubs agree!
    Meaning of course, actual millionaires, not couples making 250K.
    See, we can get along and avoid the cliff!

    Well played, boys. They held that card close.

  29. foxyladi14 says:

    So they both won.And we lost again. 😯

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