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  1. Gillian Davey - Australia

    COULD PTFE (TEFLON) FUMES BE A CULPRIT?
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    I cannot help but wonder whether the culprit in relation to the dying birds might be smoke/clouds of PTFE fumes (PTFE aka: Teflon) often highly toxic to birds – fumes can kill in seconds. Given that the incident started happening close to and after midnight, when firework fumes would have been picking up, it seems to me that Fireworks, specifically their fumes, could be a culprit.

    PTFE is commonly used as an oxidiser in Pyrotechnics (Fireworks displays / Flares). I wonder if the labs investigating have even considered that. Perhaps it would be worth scraping bird lung linings to determine presence of PTFE (Teflon) which is highly toxic to birds.

    I believe it would be worth investigating composition of fireworks used and the powders / oxidisers used for ignition and launching of fireworks. Tremendous clouds of fumes that startled birds would have undoubtedly flown through and inhaled, could be a culprit.

    January 3, 2011 at 6:14 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Gillian Davey - Australia

    Just to clarify above – Teflon fumes are known to be highly toxic to BIRDS.

    January 3, 2011 at 6:15 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. mcharris

    I hope CNN and other news agencies start to look into why so many people are being wrongfully imprisoned. I'm very disheartened to see yet another person who did 30 years for a crime he didn't commit. To think the evidence of his innocence was there all the time and no one bothered to look. We are hearing more and more about people just like him. We should be outraged as a society that so many people are sitting in prison, unjustly. We won’t need to keep building more prisons if we let the innocent go free. When will the news media not only do a 15 second sound bite, but dig into the injustice that's going on in the legal system today. It's a common joke that you buy your justice. What about the poor that can't afford it? We should hold these attorney's and judges accountable for their actions. They hold citizens lives in their hands and should be held to the highest standards and scrutiny. Please look into why so many people are wrongfullly convicted. Please use your voice and power as a media empire to expose injustice and root out corruption in the legal system.

    January 5, 2011 at 11:31 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. Mark

    Why do crime? Find your one true love at
    http://www.ScarletBay.com
    Free Dating site for singles!!

    January 11, 2011 at 6:28 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • sally may

      oh mark. i love you. I want to have your baby.

      you are my soul mate.

      February 2, 2011 at 7:37 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Sheri

    Has anyone given thought to military testing, sound waves, or terrorist attacks? Seems plausable......

    January 14, 2011 at 7:30 am | Report abuse | Reply
  6. Sarah

    Can somebody please go after these fake money making charities like Red Cross, Unicef, World Vision & others. They collected billions of dollar all over the world for Haiti & the situation is worst then ever. These blood sucking charities all got rich & most their employees are living lavish lives with huge bank account balances. I beg anyone in a position to find out where the money went & to get it back ASAP to save those poor dying people. All those who took this money for themselves, all of you are murderer of innocent people. Hell is waiting for you!!!

    January 15, 2011 at 10:18 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  7. Big Al

    Sarah of Jan 15 is absolutely right !!!!! However, let us not forget the extremely corrupt government/family that rules this possible paradise. a large amount of money (which continues to be sent) has been transferred from other governments. Here in Canada, the government has sent hundreds of millions only to see it poketed by the persons in the Haitian government. Can I prove it -- no -- I do not have the resources. SOMEONE has to find this out.

    It is the responsibility of the journalists who go there and do their investigating to do it. The world knows how dirty it is, how sewers are non-existant, how hot it is in the tent village, how cholera is rampant. NOW is the time for the JOURNALISTS to find out where the money is going or is that too difficult ???

    I challenge them – They have the resources.....

    January 16, 2011 at 8:34 am | Report abuse | Reply
  8. rollie r. baldwin

    PREVENTION OF MASSACRES LIKE THE ONE AT TUSCON.
    I am a retired Circuit Court Judge from Clay County, Missouri, with 25 years of experience with mental health jurisdiction.
    After a court hearing and order for mental health treatment, the patient is treated, calmed down, medicated, and stabilized. When considered no longer dangerous, he is discharged.
    Many patients, after a time, stop taking the medication and gradually become bizarre and dangerous again.
    Repeated court hospitalizations are expensive, time consuming, and families give up on this procedure.
    SOLUTION, that I have used and it works very well.
    Upon proper evidence, find the patient PARTIALLY incapacitated and appoint a LIMITED guardian (family member, if available, or public guardian) as limited guardian with authority to readmit the patient for treatment (re-medication usually) as needed.
    Co-workers, fellow students, teachers, neighbors, etc., need only notify the limited guardian of threats or other bizarre behavior to get help for the patient.
    For further details: Rollie R. Baldwin
    Phone: 239-434-5989
    Cell 816-786-7232

    January 17, 2011 at 7:04 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  9. hectcheryl

    OBAMA YOU SAY YOU SAY YOU SAY !!!!BILLIONS OF DOLLARS YOU SEND OF OUR MONEY TO AID EGYPT IN WHAT. TO MAKE THEM A STRONGER ARMY TO FIGHT AGAINST WHO??? WHICH IS WHY MY FRIEND KHALID SAID WAS KILLED IN JULY BY 2 POLICE MEN . WHEN THEN ENTERED HIS PLACE OF BUSINESS SMASHED HIS FACE ON A MARBLE TABLE DRUG HIM OUT SIDE AND BEAT HIM TO DEATH IN THE STREETS. PEOPLE AFRAID TO TESTIFY . MANY PEOPLE KILLED THIS WAY FIGHTING FOR THEIR RIGHTS IN EGYPT AND TORTURED WHILE BEING DETAINED. YOU WANT TO KNOW WHERE THE POLICE MAN ARE NOW. I CAN ONLY IMAGINE ... THEY ARE TORTURING THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN ARRESTED THEY HAVE PLENTY TO DO ..... STOP THIS MADNESS NOW!!!! BE THE DEMOCRAT YOU SAY YOU ARE BE HUMAN. AND MOVE FOR THOSE PEOPLE. I AM ASHAMED TO BE AMERICAN YOU PEOPLE SAY STAY OUT OF IT WELL ITS TO LATE WE ARE ALREADY IN IT FROM THE DAYS WE SENT BILLIONS OF DOLLARS TO AID IN FIRE ARMS AND NOT THE PEOPLE. NOW ITS TIME FOR OUR PRESIDENT TO DO SOMETHING FOR THAT MONEY HE GAVE NOT FOR THE [PEOPLE OF EGYPT AND DEMOCRACY BUT FOR FIGHTING. WHAT KIND OF CRAP IS THAT.

    January 30, 2011 at 9:36 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • sally may

      obama did not send billions

      February 2, 2011 at 7:39 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Tim Allen

    Here we go ! Because a Dictator run by corporations in Egypt does not want to resign, CORPORATE COMPANIES WILL RASE FUEL PRICES ! Only 4.65% of oil is shipped thru Egypt, oil prices are going to jump ! Our own country better listen to we the people and not corporations special intrest on how our goverment is run ! Or We the people will be the next Egypt ! Demoracy should not be run by CORPORATE AMERICAN COMPANIES ! Get it Washington ??? WE The People will prevail for Demoracy and not special intrests !

    January 31, 2011 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  11. Regular guy

    Build cars with exchangeable battery's, then you stop at the recharge/exchange stations and get a fresh battery installed in 10 seconds instead of gas....

    February 1, 2011 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • ERIC

      Dude we are able to build a car that can recharge within 10seconds. there are super advanced lithium ion battries that can recharge that first

      March 21, 2011 at 5:40 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Deshmukh

    Sunday he will leave the place and 2-3 days Egypt will be normal

    February 4, 2011 at 4:45 am | Report abuse | Reply
  13. Observer

    Shocking video just in from Egypt..Looks like a police van running over people!

    February 4, 2011 at 12:05 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  14. acpress

    We have wondered about the Muslim people's efforts to free themselves from colonial and Western sponsored oppression. Here it is in Egypt. These are the heroes and they cannot be blamed for any religious fanaticism. They are praying and dancing in Tehrir square demanding freedom from a tyrant's rule who is supported by the old colonialists. Hundreds of thousands risking their lives, surrounded by tanks and plain-clothes policemen on horses and camels attacking them and attacking the media. What an example Egyptians have presented before a mostly indifferent world , an insensitive Europe and opposed by other kings and dictators. CNN's role under threatening conditions also should be commended.
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    February 4, 2011 at 5:16 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  15. Tamer Abdelmalek

    My name is Tamer Abdelmalek. I am an Egyptian American. I was born in Alexandria, Egypt. I came to the U.S. when I was 13 years old. That was 23 years ago. I am calling for all Nations to pray for Egypt (the Mother land). Thank you in advance.

    February 10, 2011 at 7:41 pm | Report abuse | Reply
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