Vermont’s Legalized Dog Fighting Exposed

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Every winter, hound hunters across America turn their dogs loose to chase, torment and fight other dogs. Make no mistake, just because their prey are coyotes, doesn’t change the fact that it is still a form of legalized dog-fighting. Whether in Vermont (as this video depicts) or Wisconsin, Michigan, New York, Pennsylvania, Maine, Ohio or any of the dozens of other states where this horrendous practice is happening right now, hunting coyotes with hounds is a cruel practice that no ethical sportsman or human being should support.

Terance Wilbur of Willington, Vermont shared this picture on Facebook on January 16, 2022

These aren’t animals being killed to feed families, they are being killed for the simple pleasure hound hunters derive from watching their dogs run down other dogs. At best, some of the coyotes will have their pelts taken and sold on the international fur market where they often end…

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Wayward SpaceX rocket part will smash into the moon soon, experts say

ZACHARY ROGERS | The National Desk 3 – 4 minutes

WASHINGTON (TND) — Part of a rocket launched by a popular American aerospace company has gone off course and will reportedly crash into the moon in March.

SpaceX, founded by Tesla CEO and American entrepreneur Elon Musk, launched a rocket out of Florida back in Feb. 2015 as part of a mission to send a space-weather satellite a million miles away, according to meteorologist Eric Berger, writing for Ars Technica.

The rocket was reportedly hauling NOAA’s Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) and sending the satellite to what NASA calls a “Lagrange Point”.

“Lagrange points are positions in space where objects sent there tend to stay put,” NASA says. “At Lagrange points, the gravitational pull of two large masses precisely equals the centripetal force required for a small object to move with them. These points in space can be used by spacecraft to reduce fuel consumption needed to remain in position.”

This still image provided by SpaceX shows a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifting off from Cape Canaveral, Fla., Space Force Station on Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021. (SpaceX via AP)

After completing the initial long burn of its engines to send the satellite to a Lagrange Point, the detached second stage of the rocket reportedly became derelict. Experts strongly believe the rocket part will soon be crashing into the moon, as it did not escape Earth’s gravitational pull.

“So it has been following a somewhat chaotic orbit since February 2015,” Berger writes about the wayward rocket part.

Bill Gray, who wrote widely-used software used to track near-Earth objects, wrote a blog post about the pending impact.

This still image provided by SpaceX shows a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifting off from Cape Canaveral, Fla., Space Force Station on Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021. (SpaceX via AP)

Space junk can be a little tricky. I have a fairly complete mathematical model of what the earth, moon, sun, and planets are doing and how their gravity is affecting the object,” Gray writes. “I have a rough idea of how much sunlight is pushing outward on the object, gently pushing it away from the sun. This usually enables me to make predictions with a good bit of confidence.

Gray says in the blog he predicts the rocket part will crash into the moon on March 4 around 12:25 p.m. He says the impact will probably be unobservable because, well, the moon will be in the way.

Harvard University astrophysicist Jonathan McDowell agrees with Gray’s predicted impact date, but adds “it’s interesting, but not a big deal.”

Berger and Gray both believe the crash could provide valuable data. Gray even says he is “rooting” for a lunar impact”.

“We already know what happens when junk hits the Earth; there’s not much to learn from that,” Gray says.

“This information is important because it will allow satellites presently orbiting the Moon… to collect observations about the impact crater,” Berger says. “Although scientists are most keen to understand the presence of ice at the lunar poles, being able to observe the subsurface material ejected by the Falcon 9 rocket’s strike could still provide some valuable data.”

PA Woman Who Encountered Escaped Lab Monkey Falls Ill

CHESTER COUNTY, PA. (THECOUNT) — Michele Fallon, of Danville, Pennsylvania, the woman who came into close contact with an escaped lab monkey on the side of a Chester County interstate, is now saying she has developed pink eye-like symptoms and is now on preventative medication.

A truck hauling 100 macaque monkeys from Africa was headed to a lab in Missouri when it collided with a dump truck Friday at Route 54 and Interstate 80 in Valley Township.

Michele Fallon, of Danville, said she pulled over to help the driver when the animal hissed in her face.

“I thought I was just doing the right thing by helping — I had no idea it would turn out this way,” said Fallon. “He just asked if his trailer was okay. He never said, ‘if you do come near a crate do not touch it,’ if he would have told me that, I would have been more careful,” reports Fox8.

That’s when she came face-to-face with an agitated monkey.

Three monkeys in all escaped during the ordeal. During the search, officials warned the public not to come near the monkeys because they could transmit disease.

“I was close to the monkeys, I touched the crates, I walked through their feces so I was very close. So I called to inquire, you know, was I safe?” said Fallon.

Since the monkeys, which have since been accounted for, were not quarantined and monitored, the CDC told Fallon she needed to take precautions because she was in close contact.

According to the CDC, the species commonly spreads herpes virus B through saliva, feces or urine.

Fallon says she grew concerned because she has an open cut on her hand and developed pink eye-like symptoms, so she went to the emergency room.

She just received her first dose of rabies vaccine and a round of antiviral medication.

“Because the monkey did hiss at me and there were feces around, and I did have an open cut, they just want to be precautious,” said Fallon.

Fallon will be on preventative medicine for about two weeks.

The USDA is now investigating the incident after PETA filed a complaint. The animal rights organization put out a statement today urging the United States to stop importing monkeys for experiments.


Geo quick facts: Chester County, colloquially known as Chesco, is a county in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. As of the 2010 census, the population was 498,886, increasing by 5.2% to a census-estimated 524,989 residents as of 2019. The county seat is West Chester – Wikipedia.