POLAR BEARS GET THEIR OWN BOATS

PlanetWideNews–October 14, 2015   by T.R. Dasum What’s 60-feet long, motorized, chases seals, and has a polar bear at the helm? The answer is not a joke. It’s a POBMAV (Polar Bear Maritime Assist Vehicle), the newest attempt to help polar bears. “Polar bears’ shrinking habitat is causing them to spend more time swimming in open water with no rest, finding less food, dying from exhaustion and inching toward extinction,” said Rudolph Crest, the naturalist/inventor who created the POBMV concept. “We wanted to find a way for polar bears to expand their hunting grounds and habitat.” Crest said a POBMAV is essentially a hunting boat for polar bears. It’s equipped with drone-boat guidance technology, allowing it to navigate to known polar bear habitats on its own. Once there, it emits the smell of seals, polar bear’s favorite food, and the sounds of seals barking. Bears swim up to the POBMAV, which is designed to be easy for bears to jump up on to, and they board with little hesitation, looking for the source of the seal barking and seal smells. Once enough bears are aboard, the ship automatically heads toward fertile hunting grounds at a faster speed than polar bears can swim. This way bears can reach areas that are much too far away for them to swim to. “When we started the project, we asked ourselves if polar bears would stay on a moving boat, and would they share the space with other bears,” explained Crest. “The answer to both questions is a resounding yes.” “We found that polar bears aren’t bothered by being on a moving boat,” Crest continued. “They instinctively...

Christie Slogan Causes Large Problem.

By K. Tarmsud Anticipating that Chris Christie will soon announce he’s running for president, the Chris Christie Fan Club has jumped the gun and begun actively campaigning for him. Members have gathered signatures, formed groups, sent letters and made calls. And they’ve done one other thing–something that instantly became controversial. They came up with a campaign slogan, and put it on t-shirts, mugs, posters and pins. The message? “Too Big to Fail.” The slogan quickly drew criticism from the governor’s inner circle because Christie’s weight is a touchy subject for his campaign. “We appreciate their efforts, but want them to drop the slogan,” said Jeff Blomton, a Christie campaign spokesperson. “This is not the best way to show support for the Governor. “Our slogan is about Governor Christie’s larger than life persona,” said Tom Crosby, head of the Chris Christie Fan Club. “He has big ideas, a big personality and does things in a big way. I don’t see what the fuss is about.” “Yes, he’s heavyset, but we think that’s a plus, because many Americans are heavyset,” added Crosby.” As were some great American presidents, including Teddy Roosevelt and William Howard Taft. And those two guys really got things done. So will Christie.” “Also, it’s not like his campaign can hide his size,” Crosby pointed out. Crosby says his group has no intention of dropping the slogan. “It’s a winner,” Crosby stated. “It’s bold, honest, unique and fearless, like Governor...