TORONTO – Never. Trust. A squirrel.
Thanks to Reddit, a series of photos went viral this week of a young man attempting to pose for a photo with a squirrel in Tampa, Florida.
In the first photo, it appears the furry rodent was happy to oblige the young photographer.
“I approached it making a clicking noise with my tongue; phone drawn,” the young man told BuzzFeed. “When I got close enough, the squirrel actually tried grabbing my phone. I shook it off, then snapped this photo.”
Then the animal went squirrely.
Squirrel goes nuts after man takes selfie
“Next thing I knew, the squirrel was on my shoulder, then under my shirt, and then hanging off my back!” he told the web culture site.
The second photo was snapped by the photographer’s mother, moments before she reportedly collapsed in laughter.
It is often said that “a picture is worth a thousand words.” By looking at the mother’s photo of her son running through a forest with an angry squirrel latched onto his back, you can almost hear him screaming.
I chose this news story because it's funny. It's interesting because the squirrel was ok before he took the picture, but then it attacked him after. I think most of the audience reading this would be bias in favor of the squirrel because the squirrel did not give it's consent to have it's picture taken and it was against it's privacy rights.
here is the link if anyone wants 2 see the pictures
Oh my gosh i looked at the pictures XD They are so funny
Hilarious story. Tough to find a bias in this one, but I have to agree if the squirrel had privacy rights, these people walked all over them.
The news story that I chose is Nelson Mandela’s death at the age of 95.
Links: http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/nelson-mandela-dead-at-95-1.2417872 and http://www.cnn.com/2013/12/05/world/africa/nelson-mandela/
Why I chose this topic is because I didn’t know much about Nelson Mandela and from these stories I learned more about what he did and his life. These news stories are interesting because they tell you tons of information about Nelson Mandela and his stories. The bias that the story may have is that Nelson Mandela was a good human being.
Nelson Mandela led an unbelievable life and was a hero to many. While he may have earned the respect of the international community, I am sure that there were likely still people alive when he passed who didn't see eye to eye with his politics. While I don't share the views of his opponents, the bias in the story is that there is no mention of any controversy from his life. (Not surprising though, given his legacy and that the story is about his death.) Good Choice Winston!
The NBA's commissioner came down hard Tuesday on Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, ordering him out of his team's business and pushing to force him to sell over racist remarks that caused a firestorm since becoming public days ago.
Adam Silver detailed Sterling's punishment of a lifetime ban and $2.5 million fine -- the "maximum amount" allowed per league guidelines -- at a press conference eight hours before Sterling's Clippers were to tip off in the fifth game of a tightly contested first-round playoff series with the Golden State Warriors.
The reason I picked this news article is because it shows how things you say can really be taking the wrong way. I don’t think Donald Sterling meant for what he said to be taken so drastically but it just shows you that you need to be careful with what you say. I think this is really interesting how his words made such an impact negatively. Even though what he said was horrible and should never be repeated I don’t think they needed to go this for and ban him for life and fine him for $2.5. At least it’s a great lesson for him and everyone that hears or reads the story.
This story stirred up a lot of anger, and for good reason. Sterling made a number of racist comments which in our day and age are completely unacceptable. The fine may not seem to fit the infraction, but the NBA needed to take the strongest stance possible, not only to fight racism, but also to show their fans and sponsors that they will not tolerate bigotry in their league. Good choice of a story. The obvious bias is that they didn't ask Sterling about his comments.
Road-rage incident leads to arrest
Four police cars were on scene at Marine One on the Langley Bypass Friday morning, with one suspect taken into custody. - Gary Ahuja/Langley Times
Four police cars were on scene at Marine One on the Langley Bypass Friday morning, with one suspect taken into custody.— Image Credit: Gary Ahuja/Langley Times
by Gary Ahuja - Langley Times
posted May 2, 2014 at 12:00 PM— updated May 2, 2014 at 4:27 PM
A 35-year-old Langley man was taken into custody following a reported road-rage incident on Friday morning.
Just before 10 a.m. on May 2, there was an incident involving two vehicles at the intersection of 24 Avenue and 192 Street, with the male exiting out of his vehicle with what appeared to be a weapon in his hand, explained Surrey RCMP Cpl. Bert Paquet.
The other driver remained in his vehicle and left the area, calling in the incident and the vehicle's license plate number to RCMP.
A short-time later, RCMP were able to locate the vehicle and the suspect at Langley Bypass and 202 Street, Paquet said, and it was discovered that the Langley man was wanted for property-related offences.
The man was arrested without incident and is facing two counts of probation and drug possession, Paquet said.
Altogether, four RCMP officers from both the Langley and Surrey detachments were on scene.
I chose this article because it was the story at the top of the webpage. I find this story is interesting because it is true and the suspect probably mentally unstable. The story is biased against the suspect
What gives you the suspicion that the suspect is mentally unstable? It says in the story that he was charged with drug possession and breach of probation. You are correct though, that the bias is against the suspect.
Ottawa removes humpback whales off threatened species list for same area vital to Northern Gateway Pipeline project
VANCOUVER — Ottawa no longer considers the North Pacific population of humpback whales a threatened species, which lifts many legal protections for the whales’ habitat.
In an amendment released Saturday in the latest Canada Gazette, the Environment Department says the status of humpback whales off the British Columbia coast has been upgraded from “threatened” to “species of special concern.”
The revision follows a 2011 report from the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada which determined the whale’s numbers have increased annually since the early 1990s, and now include more than 18,000 adults.
Reclassification under the Species At Risk Act removes legal protection for humpback habitat, which includes Johnstone Strait off the northeast end of Vancouver Island, a region that would also see increased oil tanker traffic if the Northern Gateway Pipeline project is approved.
The whale is central to a lawsuit brought by B.C. environmental groups trying to force Ottawa to abide by its own Species At Risk legislation.
The fate of the humpback was a major issue during the Northern Gateway public hearings that concluded last year, with many groups fearing that collisions, potential spills, and excessive noise would be a serious threat to the whales.
The endangered species legislation declares that “no person shall destroy any part of the critical habitat of any … listed threatened species.”
I chose this news story because Humpback Whales very cool. They over power all the other whales and it is sick that this is the way they are getting treated! Think about all the other whales, fish, turtles and other cool sea life! It disgusts me. It's interesting how a protected beautiful animal can just suddenly be removed from the list so that the pipe line project can go through. Who is the government protecting; the people and the environment, or the big business?
Excellent choice Darla. The government's decision is raising eyebrows, especially given the fact it has been tied to an oil pipeline. Well done.
The news article I chose to comment on is about the Battle of the Atlantic, the longest battle of WWII, which is commemorated the first Sunday in May. Today was the 71st commemoration of the battle. I chose this article because it is important to remember about the people who fought in the war, and to not just remember them on Remembrance Day. What interested me about the article was reading about what the Canadian Navy did to escort merchant ships across the Atlantic Ocean. It also surprised me to learn that our Navy ended up being the third largest navy during the war. This story doesn’t really seem to have much bias in it. However, it only talks about the Canadian Navy and what we did during the Battle of the Atlantic.
Battle of the Atlantic remembered
71st anniversary of the longest battle of the Second World War commemorated
CBC News Posted: May 04, 2014 12:40 PM AT Last Updated: May 04, 2014 2:49 PM AT
The single longest battle of the Second World War was commemorated across the country Sunday as people gathered to mark the 71st anniversary of the Battle of the Atlantic.
In Halifax harbour, the ashes of 27 sailors and loved ones of those in the navy were committed to their final resting place.
Barbara Howell-Wright said goodbye to her father, Chief Petty Officer Jack Howell-Wright aboard the HMCS Sackville Sunday. (Anjuli Patil/CBC)
Retired navy ship HMCS Sackville escorted the ashes to a spot in the Halifax Harbour just off the tip of Point Pleasant Park.
Roy Busby served in the navy for 35 years. On Sunday, he laid the remains of his wife Shirley to rest.
“In my case, I think it will give me closure. It’s been a hard five years since she passed away. We were married for 52 years and it happened very suddenly, so I still feel it. I think that maybe after this ceremony is over, Shirley will have come to rest,” he said.
Barbara Howell-Wright said goodbye to her father, Chief Petty Officer Jack Howell-Wright. He was 89.
"I'm really hoping he's looking down right now and he's thrilled because he started the war on one of these corvettes and the fact that he's taking his last voyage from one, to us, is just fabulous."
The HMCS Sackville is the only surviving corvette from the Second World War. There were about 200 people on board Sunday.
On Prince Edward Island, the Battle of the Atlantic was also remembered on the waterfront in Charlottetown.
In Ottawa, the names of ships lost at sea between 1939 and 1945 were read out on Sunday as the Battle of the Atlantic was remembered on Parliament Hill.
Defence Minister Rob Nicholson and Chief of Defence Staff General Tom Lawson were among the dignitaries who attended the ceremony in Ottawa.
A bell rang each time the name of a ship lost during the battle was read out.
German sub sinks SS Athenia, triggers battle
The Battle of the Atlantic was fought between 1939 and 1945. It was one of the defining conflicts of the Second World War.
More than 3,000 sailors and merchant seamen lost their lives delivering supplies across the Atlantic Ocean to Britain.
Halifax served as the home base for the battle.
Canada's navy had only six destroyers and 13 ships in total when the Battle of the Atlantic began in 1939, according to a Veterans Affairs Canada website.
During the next six years, the Canadian fleet grew to 373 fighting vessels, making the Canadian navy the third largest in the world.
The Battle of the Atlantic began on Sept. 3, 1939, when a German submarine sank the Montreal-bound passenger ship SS Athenia west of Ireland.
The sinking killed 188 of those aboard, including four Canadians.
The Royal Canadian Navy's chief responsibility during the years-long battle was to escort merchant ship convoys. The first sailed from Halifax on Sept. 16, 1939, escorted by the Canadian destroyer St. Laurent.
By mid-1942, the Royal Canadian Navy, with support from the Royal Canadian Air Force, was providing nearly half the convoy escorts, and afterwards carried out the lion's share of escort duty.
Training, air cover, special intelligence and more and better equipment turned the tide in mid-1943, although the battle is considered to have lasted until the end of the Second World War.
I chose the artical i did because i love animals and i found it interesting to hear about that the tiger died because of unknown causes,I also found that it is interesting that the tiger was in our own zoo so close to us.It also was brought here from Korea.
whoops i forgot to add the artical --> http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/greater-vancouver-zoo-siberian-tiger-hani-likely-died-from-lung-condition-1.2630638
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