More Dead Fish!!! RUN!

Let the dilettante media go at it again.  Who will be the first to go into a religious theme while reporting this?

LOS ANGELES — Millions of anchovies washed up dead early on Tuesday in the harbor area of Redondo Beach, Calif., just south of Los Angeles, puzzling authorities and triggering a cleanup effort.

Local television news footage showed the mass of dead fish, said by a police spokesman to be about a foot deep on the surface, choking the waters in and around dozens of private boat slips in the King Harbor Marina.

“We’re having millions of anchovies die off in our harbor,” Redondo Beach police Sergeant Phil Keenan told Reuters in a telephone interview. “At this point it’s an unknown reason.”

He said one possible explanation was that too many of the fish had congregated into a relatively small area, exhausting the water’s oxygen supply, “but that’s still to be determined.”

Anchovies are prey for bigger fish and marine mammals, so large numbers may have swarmed into the harbor from deeper waters seeking shelter, he said.

“The issue now is cleanup because we have tons and tons of dead fish rotting and purifying, which obviously creates hazardous material,” Keenan said. “We’re in the process of figuring out what were going to do.”

Trudy Padilla, the marina’s tenant services coordinator, said the dead fish suddenly began showing up overnight, and that one end of the marina has been blocked off as cleanup operations get organized.

She said the smell of decay has not become so strong yet, “but it’s going to if they don’t clean up the fish.”

King Harbor Marina provides 850 boat slips to private vessels.

via Millions of dead anchovies swamp marina – U.S. news – Environment – msnbc.com.

For those concerned citizens out there who think this is the end of the world:  Don’t worry.  There is nothing biblical about it.

Depravity and Hate: Sikhs, Mistaken for Muslims, Hate-Crime Targets

That hate crimes against Muslims even occur is sad and deplorable.  But that other innocents are caught in the crossfire due to American ignorance about other cultures and religions is terrible still.

WEST SACRAMENTO, California — The daily stroll had become routine for two elderly Sikh men in a Sacramento suburb, as well as for neighbors and friends accustomed to seeing the men walk by with their long beards and turbans.

But the traditional headwear might have singled them out late last week when they were gunned down, one fatally, in what police are investigating as a suspected hate crime.

On Monday, local religious leaders pleaded for the community to come forward with leads but also said they will not be deterred by violence.

“Our community will continue to wear our turbans proudly,” said Navi Kaur, the granddaughter of Surinder Singh, 65, who died from his wounds.

His friend, 78-year-old Gurmej Atwal, remains in critical condition.

They were walking through their neighborhood in Elk Grove, just south of the California state capital Sacramento, Friday afternoon when someone in what witnesses described as a pickup truck opened fire.

Police said they have no suspects nor any indication the shooting was a hate crime, but said the turbans could have made the elderly men a target of extremists.

During a news conference Monday at a Sikh temple, a spokesman said the recent violence has scared some temple-goers into concealing any indicators of their religion.Sikhs often are mistaken for Muslims and have been the subject of occasional violence across the country since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

via Mistaken for Muslims, Sikhs hit by hate crimes – U.S. news – Crime & courts – msnbc.com.

And people still ask why certain Muslims hate Americans?  Might it have something to do with the great amount of arrogance, hatred, and ignorance on the part of some of our citizens?  Americans should be united in working to cease this sort of treatment, here and abroad.  This needs to be condemned, just as much as when a Muslim hate group targets Americans.  This is just as terrible and just as depraved.

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