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Thursday, September 29, 2016

PERFECT STORM: VOTE FRAUD AND RADICAL MIGRANTS - OBAMA ADMINISTRATION ADMITS IT DOES NOT SCREEN REFUGEES FOR RADICAL VIEWS

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The Senate hearings investigation probing on the absence of government screening of Muslim refugees and migrants is unintendedly misleading.  This is why:
 
(1) If western authorities were to read the Koran, then every GOOD Muslim would be regarded as a radical and a potential terrorist.  That is because the Koran and Hadith, the two most sacred texts in Islam, advocate for acts that would send chills down your spine.   See excerpts on this page.
 
(2)  No matter how peaceful, well educated, productive and well-behaved the first generation of Muslim migrants may be, the second and subsequent generations of Muslims grow up alienated, conflicted, and between two worlds.  Islam is NOT compatible with democracy and western values and lifestyles.  Inevitably they choose to solidify their identity as good Muslims.  This may involve only ideological and physical separateness from Infidels, or answering the sacred call for Jihad. 
 
Muslims who want to abandon the Islamic ideology are regarded as apostates and subject to the death penalty, wherever they may live.  Daughters who want to adopt western values are sometimes murdered in 'honor killings'.

The best example of the inability of Muslims to integrate to western societies is Europe these days, with daily violence and recurrent acts of mass terror. 
By importing hundreds of thousands of Muslims - millions in the case of Europe - western countries are committing demographic suicide.  The new migrants have large families and will vote for politicians who will try to accommodate our societies to Muslim traditions, instead of the other way around.  London already has a Muslim mayor with links to extremists.  European towns are falling one by one under the influence and violent intimidation of the Muslim population. 
TWITTER (partly owned by Saudi national) banned this picture and message from Donald Trump Jr's account:
 
THE GATEWAY PUNDIT - The Obama administration admitted today at the Senate Judiciary Committee they do not screen refugees for radical views.  Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) grilled Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Population, Refugees, and Migrants of the U.S. Department of State Simon Henshaw in the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing.  Mr. Henshaw admitted the administration does not screen refugees.

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VOTE FRAUD - MUSLIM TERRORIST WHO IS NOT A US CITIZEN VOTED DEMOCRAT IN 3 ELECTIONS, INCLUDING FOR HILLARY AT PRIMARY - Washington State does not require proof of citizenship to vote - How many more foreigners will be voting in the upcoming election?

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From Bare Naked Islam Website:

Cascade Mall Turkish Muslim terrorist killer was not a US citizen but voted in three US elections including Democrat primary for Hillary.
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The Cascade Mall shooting suspect who slaughtered five people, Arcan Cetin, may face an additional investigation related to his voting record and citizenship status.

King5  Federal sources confirm to KING 5 that Cetin was not a U.S. citizen, meaning legally he cannot vote. However, state records show Cetin registered to vote in 2014 and participated in three election cycles, including the May presidential Democrat primary.  Cetin, who immigrated to the United States from Turkey as a child, is considered a permanent resident or green card holder. While a permanent resident can apply for U.S. citizenship after a certain period of time, sources tell KING his status had not changed from green card holder to U.S. citizen.
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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

OBAMA VIOLATED FEDERAL LAW when using a pseudonym on Hillary's non-secure private email account - FBI COULD NOT CHARGE HILLARY WITHOUT PROVING OBAMA GUILTY AS WELL - Obama did not tell the truth when he claimed he did not know about Hillary's secret account.

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During the recent debate Hillary Clinton accused Donald Trump of having something to hide by not releasing his tax returns.  Trump responded by challenging her to release the tens of thousands of classified emails she deleted to avoid FBI scrutiny.  
 
Here we have a much more serious issue, where both the president of the USA and his Secretary of State violated Federal Law by knowingly using an unsecured email server to exchange classified information, thereby exposing thousands of government secrets to hackers. 
 
People have gone to jail for breaches of security much smaller than this one. 
  • An FBI file dump from the investigation into Clinton’s emails exposes that President Obama lied about not knowing about Hillary’s private server.
  • Obama jeopardized US national security by using a pseudonym to exchange secret messages with Hillary Clinton while she was Secretary of State.  This has been determined by investigators.
  • This finding reveals that the White House has repeatedly lied about being in the dark regarding Clinton’s email arrangement and raising the question whether the sitting US President may himself have legal liability for mishandling state secrets.  

Obama’s violation of Federal Law Tanked
the Clinton E-mail Investigation
 
By Andrew C. McCarthy, National Review.
Author is policy fellow at the National Review Institute.
His latest book is Faithless Execution: Building the Political Case for Obama’s Impeachment.
 
  • Using a pseudonym Obama knowingly communicated with Clinton over a non-government, non-secure e-mail system.
  • Obama and Clinton almost certainly discussed matters that are automatically deemed classified under the president’s own guidelines.
  • This is also why the Justice Department and the FBI effectively rewrote the relevant criminal statute in order to avoid applying it to Clinton.
  • In his public statements about Clinton, Obama has stressed that she is an exemplary public servant who would never intentionally harm the United States. 
  • However, the operative criminal statute does not call for proof of intent to harm the United States.  It merely requires proof of gross negligence.
  • At least one high-ranking government official (Petraeus) has been prosecuted because he failed to maintain the security of highly sensitive intelligence that included policy-related conversations with Obama.
  • From these facts and circumstances, we must deduce that it is possible, if not highly likely, that President Obama himself has been grossly negligent in handling classified information. 
  • That is why the Clinton e-mail scandal never had a chance of leading to criminal charges.
 
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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

DUCKS WITH IDENTITY ISSUES - THEY THINK THEY ARE FLAMINGOS

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Pretending Ducks

They say 'fake it until you make it', but just how far would you go? These ducks-turned-flamingos are proof you can be whoever you want to! As one commenter put it, 'If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then it probably is a flamingo'… So take it as a lesson, and don't let anyone tell you you're a duck!

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Monday, September 26, 2016

LEAKED FBI DATA REVEALS 7700 ENCOUNTERS WITH TERRORISTS IN THE USA IN ONLY ONE YEAR - Hillary Clinton promises to expand Syrian migration into the US by 500% - in addition to the also increasing Muslim migration from Africa and the Middle East

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  • The American people are waking up - too late perhaps - to the fact that their country is being invaded by jihadis, thanks to the White House pro-Islam policies. 
  • Fearful of being characterized as "racists" for even bringing up this facts, Americans may need to become more outspoken once they see the statistics, and once they begin to take notice to almost daily acts of violence against Americans perpetrated by followers of the "religion of peace".
  • In the meantime the Obama administration is expediting the rushed migration into the United States of tens of thousands of Muslims from terror countries.
  • Each one of them and their prolific families will represent extra votes for the Democrats in the future - even at the cost of increased terror in America.
  • Hillary Clinton has promised to increase by 500% the number of Syrian migrants alone, in addition to Muslims coming from other areas of the Middle East and Africa.
Leaked FBI data reveals 7700 encounters with terrorists - in only one year
 
By Brandon Darby - Breitbarts
 
  • Leaked documents with sensitive FBI data exclusively obtained by Breitbart Texas reveal that 7,712 terrorist encounters occurred within the United States in one year and that many of those encounters occurred near the U.S.-Mexico border.
  • The incidents are characterized as “Known or Suspected Terrorist Encounters.”
  • Some of the encounters occurred near the U.S.-Mexico border at ports-of-entry and some occurred in between, indicating that persons known or reasonably suspected of being terrorists attempted to sneak into the U.S. across the border.
  • In all, the encounters occurred in higher numbers in border states.
Some of the documents pertain to the entire U.S., while others focus specifically on the state of Arizona. The documents are labeled, “UNCLASSIFIED/LAW ENFORCEMENT SENSITIVE” and contain data from the FBI-administered Terrorist Screening Center, the organization maintaining the Terrorist Screening Database, also known as the “Terror Watch List.”
 
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VET DOCTOR WHO VIOLENTLY ABUSED HIS ANIMAL PATIENTS IS SUSPENDED FOR ONLY FOUR MONTHS - Dr. Mahavir Singh Rekhi has been practicing in CANADA, but was educated in PAKISTAN, a Muslim country where animals can be LEGALLY tortured since there are no laws against animal cruelty

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  • Dr. Mahavir Singh Rekhi, will probably return to his practice at the SKYWAY ANIMAL HOSPITAL in St. Catherine, Ontario, after a suspension originally of ten months to be reduced to only four months if he takes two and a half days of retraining.
  • Incriminating videos showed him choking, beating, and engaging in other violent acts against his little animal patients. 
  • Animal rights advocates, and the four whistleblower employees who witnessed the abuse first hand are outraged because they think the punishment does not fit the crime, and rightfully so.
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Source
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Saturday, September 24, 2016

OBAMA PROTECTS SAUDIS INVOLVED IN 9/11 - HE VETOES BILL that would have allowed families of 9/11 victims to sue the Saudi government - Secret documents reveal SAUDIS HELPED 9/11 TERRORISTS - BUSH AND OBAMA COVERED UP the evidence for years - Now Obama shuts down WHISTLEBLOWER PROGRAM when it revealed "high level fraud" in granting citizenship to almost 2000 migrants suspect of connections to terror who should have been deported

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  • Remember how the Bush administration secretly spirited Saudis out of the US while the Twin Towers were still burning? 
  • Both Republicans and Democrat presidents endeavored to hide evidence of Saudi involvement in the attack that murdered almost 3,000 people and terrorized millions of Americans. 
  • Now Obama has vetoed a bill that would have allowed the families of victims of 9/11 to sue the Saudi government for aiding the terrorists involved in that attack.
  • This is the equivalent of siding with the enemy in time of war.  There is a name for that. 
  • Many of the Republican and Democrat politicians appear to be bought and paid for.  After all their electoral campaigns cost millions.  The money must come from somewhere. 
  • There is not other explanation for so much betrayal of the United States of America by its own top civil servants, who swore to protect it.  
  • We must ask ourselves what else have they been hiding and plotting - and how far are they willing to go to keep their betrayals from the American public, and to silence those who dare to expose the.  And who are those pulling the strings?  It's a terrifying thought. 
  • What is most blatant about this betrayal is how authorities have gone overboard to protect "the religion of peace" from even the mildest of criticism, and to facilitate a massive Muslim invasion into the USA.   
  • Why does the Muslim ideology and its practitioners enjoy such a protected and privileged status in the USA?
  • As you read an article by Paul Sperry on this page, keep in mind that what he exposes is only the tip of the proverbial iceberg.  Much more evidence is being kept away from the public.  The whistleblower who dares to expose more of this betrayal will have to run for his life. 
  • The latest chapter of this betrayal is Obama's vetoing the bill that would have allowed Americans to sue the Saudis for their involvement with the 9/11 attack.  
 
President Barack Obama has vetoed a bill that would have allowed the families of 9/11 victims to sue the government of Saudi Arabia
 
US President Barack Obama smiles alongside King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia during meetings in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, DC, June 29, 2010. AFP PHOTO / Saul LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)The move sets Obama up for a possible first veto override by Congress. Both chambers passed the bill by voice vote.
 
The House sent Obama the bill just before the 15th anniversary of the attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania on Sept. 11, 2001.
 
Obama says the bill would “upset longstanding international principles regarding sovereign immunity.”  The bill would have given 9/11 families the right to sue in U.S. court for any role that elements of the Saudi government may have played in the attacks.  Fifteen of the 19 men who carried out the attacks were Saudi nationals.
 
Source  http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/09/23/obama-vetoes-911-bill-defends-saudi-arabia-lawsuits/ 
OBAMA SHUTS DOWN WHISTLEBLOWER PROGRAM after revealing citizenship for 1,811 from terrorist countries
 
Under the Obama administration, 1,811 aliens from terrorist countries were granted U.S. citizenship instead of being deported—and the Obama administration ended the program that uncovered the extensive fraud.

Originally, the Associated Press reported that the aliens’ fingerprints were not in searchable government databases, allowing them to apply for citizenship under different names and birthdays.
 
The scope of the problem is massive: “Fingerprints are missing from federal databases for as many as 315,000 immigrants with final deportation orders or who are fugitive criminals,” the Associated Press stated.

“Immigration and Customs Enforcement has not reviewed about 148,000 of those immigrants’ files to add fingerprints to the digital record.”
 
Three of the aliens under final deportation orders who were granted citizenship gained access to secure commercial airliner areas and maritime facilities. Another is working as a law enforcement officer.
 
(More of this article further down this page)
 

YES, THE SAUDI GOVERNMENT HELPED THE 9/11 TERRORISTS

By Paul Sperry New York Post, author of
INFILTRATION: How Muslim Spies and Subversives Have Penetrated Washington,” which exposes the Saudi terror support network in America.

Now we know why the missing 28 pages on 9/11 were kept under lock and key for 15 years: They show the hijackers got help across America from Saudi diplomats and spies in the run-up to the attacks.
 
Because of the coverup, a Saudi terror support network may still be in place inside the United States.
 
A CIA memorandum dated July 2, 2002, stated unequivocally that the connections found between the hijackers, the Saudi embassy in Washington and Saudi consulate in Los Angeles are “incontrovertible evidence that there is support for these terrorists within the Saudi government.”
 
“Numerous” FBI files also fingered two Saudi government employees who assisted the 9/11 hijackers as “Saudi intelligence officers,” the newly declassified documents reveal.
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Though much is still redacted, they also show the Saudi government’s ties to the hijackers and other al Qaeda suspects were so extensive that the FBI’s Washington field office created a special squad to investigate the Saudi angle.
 
But this special focus on Saudi Arabia occurred belatedly, only after the 9/11 attacks, “due to Saudi Arabia’s status as an American ‘ally.’ ”
 
Astoundingly, investigative resources were not dedicated to Saudi involvement in financing and supporting terrorism prior to 9/11.
 
The explosive information was locked up in a top-secret, highly secured room in the basement of the US Capitol for the past 15 years, ostensibly to protect the Kingdom from embarrassment. (The Post helped get the declassification ball rolling with the December 2013 piece, “Inside the Saudi 9/11 coverup.”)

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Friday, September 23, 2016

THE NEWS IN CARTOONS - September 23, 2016 - BLM, terrorists, Hillary and Trump, plus VIDEO of Hillary in a funny mock interview with comic actor Zach Galifianakis

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  • Politics is indeed a blood sport, and it's reflected in the tone of some of these cartoons. 
  • Much has changed since the start of this presidential race.  Then the cartoons were merciless against Trump.  But as Hillary's sins and weaknesses are exposed, politically moderate cartoonists' opinion of Trump has mellowed somewhat. 
  • The following cartoons mocking Hillary are brutal.   If she were not the ruthless person she has been all her life, we would be inclined to feel sorry for her.   
  • Among all her scandals one stands out, as it clearly defines her nature:  when as a young defense lawyer, Hillary helped a child rapist evade justice.  Showing no scruples, she unfairly denigrated the rape victim, a 12 year old virgin, and destroyed her life.  Hillary even laughed about it on an interview you can listen to on this article.  READ MORE about this case here:

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HILLARY plans to increase the number of Syrian migrants to the US by 500%, in addition to all other Muslim migrating to the USA - anything to add voters for the ever more discredited Democrats.

THE VIDEO that Hillary wishes she had never made. 
A mock interview with Zach Galifianakis:

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Thursday, September 22, 2016

HOMO DEUS AND ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE - A CHILLING WARNING BY AUTHOR YUVAL NOAH HARARI - WATCH FASCINATING INTERVIEW - We are one of the last generations of HOMO SAPIENS

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Homo Deus: A Brief History of TomorrowAccording to Professor Harari, extreme technological advancements towards artificially enhanced humans is not something for the far future. It's happening right now, and the most astounding results will be seen in the next decade or so. 
 
A pro-animal rights advocate, Harari says that future enhanced super humans  may treat ordinary Homo Sapiens like you and me with the same ruthlessness with which we treat animals today. 

VIDEO: Yuval Harari  -  
Will Technology Help Us Become Immortal?


Sapiens A Brief History of Humankind.jpgYuval Noah Harari  is an Israeli historian, tenured professor at the Department of History of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and the author of the international bestseller Sapiens, A Brief History of Humankind


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THE HIDDEN LIFE OF TREES and their intelligence - They can send signals to each other and to insect allies, care for other sick trees, engage in chemical warfare against attackers, and much more says author and forester Peter Wohlleben

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  • We tend to think of intelligence and consciousness in terms of people and brains.  To this day there are scientists who scoff at the idea that monkeys, dogs and farm animals, just to name a few, have anything that could be defined as real intelligence.  They ascribe their smarts and clear acts of empathy to simply 'instincts'.   
  • Scientists, industry, and governments have a vested interest for underestimating animal intelligence, and so they pretend to justify the horrible treatment animals receive in science labs, farms, abattoirs and in other places where they are tortured for our benefit.  In their view animal suffering does not count because they are of lower intelligence.   
  • Some scientists have gone as far as to say that some animals, such as lobsters who are cooked alive, or fish who die of suffocation, feel no pain.  Research scientists says the same thing about a variety of animals they use in their experiments.   
  • Doctors and advocates of abortion affirm that unborn babies feel no pain, so that it is perfectly ethical to tear them to pieces during abortion procedures.  They make a living that way.   
  • There are degrees of consciousness and degrees of intelligence.  It does not all start and end with humans.  We are just one type of organism in nature's endless process of creating and transforming life.   
  • We all started as star dust, as romantics like to remind us. In other words, as inanimate material.  And then something sparked what we call consciousness in some tiny microscopic creature, and complex life took off.  
  • Homo Deus: A Brief History of TomorrowAcademic Yuval Noah Harari warns that once we create an elite of artificially enhanced super-humans, then ordinary people (with a comparatively smaller degree of intelligence) will be placed on a lower rung, just as we do with animals today - vulnerable to exploitation and mistreatment.  
  • If intelligence is what we use to judge other creatures' basic rights, then that's what's ahead for natural humans like you and me in only a few decades into the future. Click Here  to watch Video interview with Prof. Harari..
  • We continue to be surprised by new revelations about the life of plants and trees.  Far from just being mindless life forms, they have extraordinary abilities to communicate with their environment, to form alliances with other plants and trees, and with animals as well, and to successfully fight off a variety of threats.  When you look at the overall picture, it is obvious that they have intelligence, although in a form that is adapted to their needs.
 There’s increasing evidence to show that trees are able to communicate with each other
 The Daily Mail:   Trees are intelligent, express emotions, communicate with each other, and make friends, says author Peter Wohlleben
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  • They evidently can transmit, receive, and interpret information.
  • Scientists are starting to ask whether trees possess intelligence and brains
  • It sounds incredible, but when you discover how trees talk to each other, feel pain, nurture each other, even care for their close relatives and organise themselves into communities, it's hard to be sceptical.
  • Forests are super-organisms, much like ant colonies.
  • Research shows trees can distinguish the roots of their own species from other plants, and even pick out their own relations from other trees.
  • Some are so tightly connected at the roots that they even die together, like a devoted married couple.
  • Diseased or hungry individuals can be identified, supported and nourished until they recover.
  • Trees can also send warnings using chemical signals and electrical impulses through the fungal networks that stretch under the soil between sets of roots — networks known as the 'wood wide web'.
  •  Over centuries, if left undisturbed, a single fungus can cover many square miles and create a network throughout an entire forest. Through these links, trees can send signals about insects, drought and other dangers.
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  • Trees use displays of erotic perfume and dazzling adornment for sexual purposes just like many animals and birds.
  • Some African acacias defend themselves from hungry giraffes by pumping foul-tasting toxins within minutes of being under attack!
  • Some trees under insects attack send chemical summons for allied predatory insects who will eat the invaders. 
  • For example, elms and pines call on parasitic wasps that lay their eggs inside leaf-eating caterpillars, condemning them to slow, painful deaths. Trees are prepared to wait for revenge.
  • The main reason humans cannot perceive how clever and complex they are is because we exist in such short time scales by comparison.  Some trees live for thousands of years. 
  • But the main reason is just plain human arrogance.  We can't conceive that other life forms are capable of thinking and of helping their friends.
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There's increasing evidence to show that trees are able to communicate with each other. More than that, trees can learn.
 
If that's true — and my experience as a forester convinces me it is — then they must be able to store and transmit information. 
 
And scientists are beginning to ask: is it possible that trees possess intelligence, and memories, and emotions? So, to cut to the quick, do trees have brains?
 
It sounds incredible, but when you discover how trees talk to each other, feel pain, nurture each other, even care for their close relatives and organise themselves into communities, it's hard to be sceptical.
 
Forester Peter Wohlleben believes trees must be able to store and transmit information
Forester Peter Wohlleben believes trees must be able
to store and transmit information
 
I didn't always feel this way. In fact, when I began as a civil servant with the German forestry commission in the Eighties, I knew next to nothing about the hidden life of trees.
 
It was my job to look at hundreds of spruces, beeches, oaks and pines every day, to assess their readiness for the lumber mill and their market value.
 
About 20 years ago, while organising survival training and log cabin breaks for tourists, I began to rediscover the love of nature I'd had as a six-year-old.
 
Next, I noticed that visitors were enchanted by crooked, gnarled trees — ones that I would have dismissed because of their low commercial value.
 
I began to pay attention to more than just the quality of the trunks. I noticed bizarre roots, strangely intertwined branches, mossy cushions on bark . . . all kinds of wonders. Including, unbelievably, evidence of tree friendships.
 
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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

IT'S SEA OTTER AWARENESS WEEK 2016 - California otters are recovering - Otters are good for the environment. OTTERS protect sea kelp forests by eating urchins, which allows a variety of other marine life to thrive

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CELEBRATE OTTERS
 
River otters can also live in the sea.  Here on the Vancouver Island coast we see so-called river otters swimming in the ocean all the time.  They just don't have that magnificent sea otter fur coat, but they are just as cute and intelligent.  

 2016 News:  New California Sea Otter Census is out:  Good news
For the first time, southern sea otters’ numbers have exceeded 3,090, which is the threshold that must be exceeded for three consecutive years in order for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to consider de-listing the species as “threatened” under the Endangered Species Act.   However, localized population declines at the northern and southern ends of the range continue to be a cause for concern among resource management officials. Read more

 
Swimming lessons
 
Canada and Alaska Sea Otter News:  The B.C. sea otter population was downlisted to threatened in 1996.  Alaska’s Southwestern/Aleutian population is being considered for listing as threatened.  http://www.vanaqua.org/learn/aquafacts/otters-and-pinnipeds/sea-otters
 
VIDEO - PUMPKIN'S STORY -
Pumpkin celebrates her birthday a year after being rescued as an underweight newborn. 

The following is from past Sea Otter Awareness Week posts on this blog, including information on how good otters are for the environment  - Worth revisiting these adorable creatures:

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Pup 696 getting lots of TLC from Monterey Bay Aquarium staffers.
 
Sea otter mother and pup in the Great Tidepool at Monterey Bay Aquarium
 Otters are excellent mothers to their adorable pups

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