1500 Sheep Jump off a Cliff

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    ROFL - perhaps they all got tired of the shepards "having their way" with them? :p


    450 Turkish Sheep Leap to Their Deaths
    Friday, July 08, 2005

    ISTANBUL, Turkey — First one sheep jumped to its death.

    Then stunned Turkish shepherds, who had left the herd to graze while they had breakfast, watched as nearly 1,500 others followed, each leaping off the same cliff, Turkish media reported.

    In the end, 450 dead animals lay on top of one another in a billowy white pile, the Aksam newspaper said. Those who jumped later were saved as the pile got higher and the fall more cushioned, Aksam reported.

    "There's nothing we can do. They're all wasted," Nevzat Bayhan, a member of one of 26 families whose sheep were grazing together in the herd, was quoted as saying by Aksam.

    The estimated loss to families in the town of Gevas, located in Van province in eastern Turkey, tops $100,000, a significant amount of money in a country where average GDP per head is around $2,700.

    "Every family had an average of 20 sheep," Aksam quoted another villager, Abdullah Hazar as saying. "But now only a few families have sheep left. It's going to be hard for us."

    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,161949,00.html
     
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    "Now, if 1500 sheep jumped off a cliff, would you??" -Mom
     
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    I suppose death was preferable to the unbearable shame
     
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    You are talking about REAL sheep?
    I thought perhaps Rush Limbaugh had stated that it would serve a patriotic, American purpose if loyal conservative Repulicans jumped off a cliff. And 1500 did it before they shut the place down.
     
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    Damn!

    Here I thought this might be an article about a stampede of Berkely dilletantes.

    Got me all excited for no reason.

    Poop.
     
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    And it only took you eight days to come up with that response. I'm impressed.
     
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    One could only hope.
     
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    This was an unusual happening. The guidance sheep jumped, and all other sheeps followed. This is true loyality. Lol
     
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    they are after all "sheep." So why is anyone suprised. Whether it be animals jumping off of cliffs or seemingly normal human beings spouting out liberal talking points, sheep are sheep.
     

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