Thirty Grizzlies

Contrary to one published report, there are in fact more than 30 grizzly bears in the wild.

The inaccurate report states: “Grizzly bears are endangered and with a struggling population of 30 bears left in the wild…”

So that means there are only this many grizzly bears left in the wild!

Obviously, that’s beyond ridiculous. There’s probably 30 grizzly bears wandering around in Cascade County alone!

Let’s see what a minute of Googling will reveal:

According to MT FWP: The Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem (NCDE) of western Montana…is believed to have the largest population in the lower 48 states. It is estimated from a 2004 DNA study that there are over 700 bears in the ecosystem.

According to Wikipedia: In Canada, there are approximately 25,000 grizzly bears occupying British Columbia, Alberta, the Yukon, the Northwest Territories, Nunavut and the northern part of Manitoba.

According to Grizzly bear population has declined to about 1200 in the continental U.S. (lower 48 states) and they are only found in limited areas of Montana, Wyoming, Idaho, and Washington. About 31,000 grizzlies live in Alaska. About 21,000 are in western Canada.

I listen to a lot of radio as I’m driving around town – flipping between KEIN for some classic tunes (Sinatra!), some NPR and 102.7 for news, 92.9 and 93.7 for rock and pop…and plenty of 1400 for talk radio. Lots of the talkers frequently push the “Income At Home” website, and I always figured it was some sort of referral website that would connect people with work-at-home prospects based on interests and abilities.

I was pretty sure it wasn’t a guaranteed “money maker,” but figured it at least would list different ways to make money working from home – operating a website to sell crafts or art, or setting up a niche blog with ads, etc.

Nope. I went to the site recently, and it turns out that it’s…Herbalife. Yep – the “Lose Weight Now, Ask Me How!” company. At the bottom of one the click-thru pages after you enter your email address, there’s this little print:

* By entering your email address, you are agreeing to the terms of our privacy policy. Business Opportunity presented is an online method of operating an Herbalife International® independent distributorship.

So if you’ve ever been tempted to try the “IncomeAtHome” site, that’s the bottom line: Herbalife.

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