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PEACE, LOVE, DEATH METAL (unusual info about Adam Pearlman Gadahn)
LA City Beat/Valley Beat ^ | 09-09-04 | Annette Stark

Posted on 11/01/2004 7:18:25 AM PST by gobucks

Adam Gadahn was just another Riverside County devotee of death metal, but then he turned up on an FBI terror list

If the radical right wanted to paint a portrait of a terrorist, they couldn’t do much better than Yahiye Adam Gadahn. In fact, the FBI’s announcement last May that it was actively seeking Gadahn for questioning regarding his possible ties to Al Qaeda energized conservatives in ways they could not have imagined – helping to not only whip up fears of Islamic radicalism but also to fuel the deepening “culture war.” The 25-year-old former Orange County resident had a hippie upbringing, a short-but-fanatical devotion to death metal, converted to Islam, and spent two days in jail for attacking a member of his mosque. This story had it all.

Following the FBI’s revelation, Gadahn’s mosque, the Islamic Society of Orange County, and its religious director Dr. Muzammil Siddiqi, issued a statement saying how “deeply shocked” they were that one of their members had shown up on an FBI terror list. Clearly concerned about retaliation, the mosque begged for restraint. “We certainly hope and pray that … this most recent rise in threat level will pass without incident.”

Within a day, an essay titled “Becoming Muslim,” apparently written by Gadahn in 1995 and originally posted to a USC website, was circulating on the Internet. In it, Gadahn details a preposterous journey, from an unconventional childhood as the son of hippie parents who raised him on a goat farm without electricity or indoor plumbing, to a short (it appears only one year) but fitful fascination with death metal music, to his subsequent conversion to Islam. “Having been around Muslims in my formative years,” he writes, “I knew well that they were not the bloodthirsty, barbaric terrorists that the news media and the televangelists paint them to be.”

With it’s Satanic, anti-Christian overtones and penchant for referencing gore and nihilism, the death metal connection proved irresistible to the media across the spectrum from conservative to progressive. A spoof on pittsburglive.com by Tribune Review columnist Eric Heyl poked fun at the right-wing notion that kids who are into death metal are on a short track to Al Qaeda. The first line of his piece read: “If only he hadn’t cranked up the Ozzy Osbourne.”

A lot of hypersensitive metal fans didn’t get the joke. “The column thus far has inspired nearly 700 vitriolic e-mails,” Heyl wrote in a subsequent article titled, “Listen, all you metalheads: It was just a joke!”

In the Simi Valley offices of Metal Blade Records, where people did get the joke, everybody just shrugged. “Why would someone like that get into death metal and then become a religious fanatic?” wondered Metal Blade head publicist Kelli Malella. Metal Blade has handled death metal bands such as Cannibal Corpse since the early ’90s, when their theatrics and baroque affection for blood and body parts were a strictly underground taste. According to Jon Konrath, publisher of the now-defunct death metal ’zine Xenocide, and who knew Gadahn in ’93, he was a fan of Cannibal Corpse and “just the usual, run-of-the-mill death metal bands.”

Malella says, “They try to blame death metal bands for murders [and] suicides. Fact is, people don’t listen to a band and then go out on a killing spree. If they do, they probably have some serious mental problems. To most fans, it’s fiction, like a horror movie, and they don’t take it seriously.”

On the left, conspiracy theorists – no less energized than their right-wing counterparts – got busy, too. They thought it strange, they said, as if the government stitched the story together from scratch. Some kid who never before posted to the Internet drops a deeply personal revelation onto a USC website, a diatribe that is chock full of anti-government, anti-Christian sentiments, and then pretty much disappears from cyberspace. A person doesn’t just post his entire life story on the Web and never post again, they say. You’d think someone like that would have been on the Web all the time; at least you could find him on Islamic faith newsgroups, chatting about the Qur’an.

But Gadahn’s online presence is scant. Since stuff tends to hang around in cyberspace forever, it does raise questions that, other than “Becoming Muslim,” and a few news articles he’s appeared to have edited about jihad, why is Gadahn nowhere to be found?

There are other odd occurrences about “Becoming Muslim,” such as Gadahn’s statements that the U.S. government considered Muslims to be “bloodthirsty, barbaric terrorists.” This is a mostly inaccurate conclusion to have drawn in 1995; though anti-Muslim sentiments in America rose after 9/11, the U.S. government had not previously taken such a hard-line position.

Meanwhile, people who spend a lot of time around the Southern California metal scene are still trying to figure out who this guy was and if they’d ever run into him in a club. Only two former metalheads, Konrath and Chris Blanc, have come forward to say they actually met Gadahn during his “metal years,” and both only interacted with him in letters and by phone. Gadahn contacted Konrath in ’93 and contributed album reviews and drawings to Xenocide. He contacted Blanc that same year and contributed flyer artwork for Blanc’s radio show.

“I find that so strange, that a kid who was a fan of this never went to any live shows,” Malella wonders, “because that’s what the underground scene is about. It’s not like being a fan of Britney Spears. One of the cool things about metal is that you can go to a show for 10 bucks. These bands are always touring; Cannibal Corpse was out there around that time. And in Southern California, every show comes through.”

† Mindcrimes †

Adam Gadahn was born Adam Pearlman in Orange County. His father, acclaimed ’60s underground psychedelic musician Phil Pearlman, was the one who chose the name Gadahn. Phil Pearlman founded the West Coast group Beat of the Earth, a band often compared by critics to their East Coast counterpart, the Velvet Underground.

Though this part of the story might have caused a few in middle America to pause, Californians are accustomed to living with leftover ’60s culture, from the Heal the Bay movement to the Krishna festivals on Venice Beach. So it’s not strange that a gifted ’60s counterculture hero, the son of a Jewish urologist and a Christian housewife, would change his name to Gadahn shortly after getting married because (according to a former band mate) they wanted a name that “meant nothing.” Also not strange was that they moved to a farm in rural Riverside County and took up the profession of raising and “humanely” slaughtering goats for market. Equally not strange is that Adam and his siblings were home-schooled and raised without running water and electricity. Eccentric, West Coast, out there in “la la land,” but not strange.

At around age 15, Adam moved out, changed his name back to Pearlman, and stayed with his grandparents in Santa Ana, presumably – among other things – to watch television and not have to shower out in the woods in the dark. What kid wouldn’t? He then became so obsessed by death metal that, as he writes in “Becoming Muslim,” he “didn’t clean his room” for a year.

According to his sister, Los Angeles environmentalist Nancy Pearlman, their father was a strong opponent of the Vietnam War. She told CNN, “Our family are strong believers in non-violence. We are strong believers in peace.”

The little available evidence supports this. If you go online to the Lama Workshop at lysergia.com, a source for all things folksy, retro, and psychedelic, you can read at length about Beat of the Earth. In an interview, former band member Karen Darby recalls her brief reunion with Pearlman in 1994, around the re-release of the band’s Relatively Clean Rivers album. (It’s one of those ’60s albums: two songs, one per side, each seemingly about 60 minutes long.)

“He had married a wonderful woman who was totally supportive and involved in his choice of lifestyle … .The Ranch had NO electricity, they also used a well for water. He was raising goats, which according to him he slaughtered personally and humanely whenever preparing them for market … . For some reason I had a hard time envisioning Phil killing anything. One of the funnier situations he described about his family situation was his utter disgust with his in-laws for giving his kids a battery-operated television. He said he was having to act as the TV police, trying to limit the ways in which television might damage his children permanently.”

† Here Comes That Weird Chill †

For its part, the FBI is not much interested in Adam Gadahn’s past musical life. “We aren’t targeting him for listening to death metal. The FBI isn’t interested in individuals who are expressing their views,” says FBI spokesperson Laura Eimiller. “When those views turn into criminal activities, that’s when we become interested.”

Eimiller cautions that, despite information on the FBI website that Gadahn “may be armed and should be considered dangerous,” he has not been charged with any crimes. “We have questions about his activities based on the intelligence we’ve received. We receive intelligence from various sources, a multitude of sources, prisoners at Guantanamo, electronic sources. He is wanted for questioning and the investigation is ongoing.”

It’s also a stretch to suggest that Gadahn was motivated to train with Al Qaeda, if in fact he did, because of an early fascination with metal. His connection to the metal scene couldn’t have been that extensive if only two people have come forward to say they even knew him. So far, the FBI has only contacted and interviewed Konrath.

Konrath was at the University of Indiana in 1993, and working on Xenocide, when he says he met Gadahn through e-mail. “We never talked on the phone. He wrote some stuff. He seemed pretty decent and a creative guy. I didn’t do anything to change his copy. He did some drawings, too, just scribbled stuff.’

Gadahn’s tastes, Konrath says, were typical: “Death metal, gore metal, just stupid underground, but not in a bad way. He was into Judas Priest and Cannibal Corpse. He wasn’t into anything bizarre.”

Gadahn’s album reviews and art appeared in Xenocide issue five. “A few years later, in the fall of ’95, I got a few e-mails from him,” Konrath recalls. “This was pretty much around the time he was getting serious about Islam. He wrote that he’d gotten into some trouble in the mosque, but otherwise we never talked about religion or anything like that at all. By 1995, he wasn’t Adam, anymore. He was Yahiye Gadahn.” (Gadahn’s articles for Xenocide are online at www.rumored.com/xenocide/.)

Konrath now lives in New York and completed his second book in 2002, Rumored to Exist. He says it took a minute to remember Gadahn. “I got home from work and there was a message from a reporter. I thought, Who do I know? While it wasn’t a huge shock, it was still a shock. Once the FBI called, I realized it was kind of scary.”

Konrath notes that this doesn’t fit the profile for metalheads. “Most people who are into metal don’t go into Islam; they become Bible-bangers. So that seemed kind of strange. I didn’t think heavy metal caused jihad, or anything like that. So it must have been a family thing. The only reaction that anybody in the metal community would have to [becoming a Muslim] would be racism. We wouldn’t have known the difference between being a Muslim and a Buddhist.”

The thing Chris Blanc remembers most about Gadahn was that he was “seeking something.” Like Konrath, Blanc met Gadahn in the early ’90s. Blanc had a radio show and Gadahn helped out by offering music programming selections and creating flyers for the show. “I think he did have some identity issues. You didn’t get into death metal in that era unless you were rejecting modern society,” Blanc says. “There were people who intellectualized it and he was one.”

Blanc graduated from Pomona College and was actively involved in computer technology. He currently runs a computer-consulting firm in his hometown of Houston, Texas. But while Konrath remembers communicating with Gadahn by e-mail, Blanc has no such recollection. “He was not as Internet-friendly when I met him. I communicated with him only by phones and letters. He was a letter writer. Before the Internet you had to write letters worldwide, and I think he did that, but my impression was that he wasn’t too found of the computer.”

While Blanc admits “seeing Adam on that FBI list was alarming,” he considers the possibility that the FBI is wrong about him. “I don’t see Adam as an armed terrorist. He didn’t have a violent inclination.” Blanc worries about the FBI hunting for someone he remembers as a “good, sincere kid.”

“If I saw him listed as a translator for Al Qaeda, I could believe that,” Blanc reasons. “Adam was a born communicator and could relate to others. I see him channeling his aggressions through something artistic, much more than becoming a combatant. “He wasn’t a foaming-at-the-mouth type, which there are plenty of in metal. People forget that this was a nice guy.”


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At around age 15, Adam moved out, changed his name back to Pearlman, and stayed with his grandparents in Santa Ana ...

And so, his dad, Mr. Pearlman, changes his name to Gadahn (saying its from the Bible, though it doesn't exist there) slaughters goats for consumption according to Islamic dietary laws, and when Adam runs away from home (and I can't say I blame him), he changes his name back to Pearlman, for awhile at least. Yep, he's got an identity problem all right!

That said, I didn't like his threat video (and I do think it is him) last week. I found it, coming just before OBL's video, chilling. We at FR need to know about this dude; I don't think the FBI is underestimating him. Also, I read the reviews attributed to him, as referred to above; Adam writes very intelligently about extremely gross material. (and fwiw, I already know that Siddiqi is one of the bad guys; the author of this story doesn't I suspect)

Here are a couple of good FR posts about him:

ALL ABOUT ADAM GADAHN (Latest American Al Qaeda)

and this:

Fox News Reports IMAM Confirms Terror Tape Made by Adam Gadahn.

Here are the other articles about him:

American Being Sought by the F.B.I. Found His Place in Islam, Relatives Say

from article (which is interesting): He appears to have found that place somewhere in Pakistan, where he fled more than five years ago to study and work among fellow Muslims, family members said. Mr. Gadahn, 25, converted to Islam at 17, saying he found the faith more peace-loving and rational than the nondenominational Christianity of his parents, who home-schooled Adam Gadahn and his three siblings.

American Sought Had '97 Arrest, 'Extreme' Ideas

1 posted on 11/01/2004 7:18:29 AM PST by gobucks
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To: Rockpile

ping: your last post to me inspired me to find this about Phil Pearlman.

All this new info did was make me more concerned, not less, about what Adam is up to, given the trouble he has gone to get that video splashed here last week...


2 posted on 11/01/2004 7:19:58 AM PST by gobucks (http://oncampus.richmond.edu/academics/classics/students/Ribeiro/laocoon.htm)
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To: gobucks

death metal ping


3 posted on 11/01/2004 7:21:27 AM PST by escapefromboston (manny ortez: MVP)
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To: gobucks; KylaStarr; Cindy; StillProud2BeFree; nw_arizona_granny; Revel; Velveeta

ping


4 posted on 11/01/2004 7:22:18 AM PST by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: escapefromboston

uh, just in case:

I can't stand metal music at all, and I can't claim I have ever listend to a 'death' metal song.


5 posted on 11/01/2004 7:22:56 AM PST by gobucks (http://oncampus.richmond.edu/academics/classics/students/Ribeiro/laocoon.htm)
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To: Calpernia
Here's an LaTimes article there too, but I don't have the account:

Winding spiritual path for suspect.

6 posted on 11/01/2004 7:26:32 AM PST by gobucks (http://oncampus.richmond.edu/academics/classics/students/Ribeiro/laocoon.htm)
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To: gobucks

If you don't like regular metal. you'll hate death metal.

It could be worse he could have been a "grindcore" fan as well.


7 posted on 11/01/2004 7:34:20 AM PST by escapefromboston (manny ortez: MVP)
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To: gobucks

Well, my son also liked to listen to heavy metal and he went and joined the IDF.


8 posted on 11/01/2004 7:37:44 AM PST by Alouette (http://www.jewsforgeorge.com)
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To: gobucks
Hmmm....maybe his family can sue Judas Priest.

-Eric

9 posted on 11/01/2004 7:37:47 AM PST by E Rocc (Electing Kerry would make our enemies safer and us less safe.)
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To: escapefromboston

"It could be worse he could have been a "grindcore" fan as well."

If you read the zine reviews authored by 'Adam' (from the reference in the article), he hints that (at that time) he was indeed such a fan (but I don't know what grindcore is and I don't WANT to know, thanks.


10 posted on 11/01/2004 7:39:51 AM PST by gobucks (http://oncampus.richmond.edu/academics/classics/students/Ribeiro/laocoon.htm)
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To: gobucks

Republican Radio does not official support heavy metal music, but one of the younger members of our Broadcast Bunch said "I hate the Devil but must admit I do like his music."


11 posted on 11/01/2004 7:43:03 AM PST by Republican Radio™ (Listen to Republican Radio every Sat. 1pm EST/10am PST http://www.republicanradio.com)
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To: Alouette
Well, my son also liked to listen to heavy metal and he went and joined the IDF.

The subject of what music IDF soldiers like is an interesting one (the negev desert 'flash mob' type get togethers in their off hours to dance to technofusion? was interesting to learn about for example. But, it was not the death metal stuff that caught my attention as much as the info about Phil and his impact on his son, Adam.

From my post #1: And so, his dad, Mr. Pearlman, changes his name to Gadahn (saying its from the Bible, though it doesn't exist there) slaughters goats for consumption according to Islamic dietary laws, and when Adam runs away from home (and I can't say I blame him), he changes his name back to Pearlman, for awhile at least. Yep, he's got an identity problem all right!

Btw, I'm a military vet too, and when I was in, hard rock of all stripes seemed more popular overall, though country was a close second...

12 posted on 11/01/2004 7:44:45 AM PST by gobucks (http://oncampus.richmond.edu/academics/classics/students/Ribeiro/laocoon.htm)
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To: gobucks

where can his video be found online? It's 75 minutes, he speaks English, and I'd like to see it.


13 posted on 11/01/2004 8:29:54 AM PST by JeepInMazar
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To: gobucks
"Also not strange was that they moved to a farm in rural Riverside County and took up the profession of raising and 'humanely' slaughtering goats for market..."

Creative editing on the author's part. The formerly Jewish father with the name that "means nothing", butchered his goats for Islamic dietary customs, which means he hung out with Muslim wackos, which is where his boy learned all about the Religion of Love in Pieces. In addition, he home schooled his kids and had no internet access, meaning the kids had very limited access to information, just like in any other third world country.

After young Gahdhan's conversion, he physically assaulted a moderate Muslim cleric after a disagreement about Islam. Ovbiously the boy had had enough access to that one aspect of life to have formed stronger opinions and more expertise than a guy who was born, raised and dedicated his whole life to it.

Oh and Gadhan's aunt is an environazi. She apparently had some influence over him. Environazis share a lot of political rallies and other social functions with Islamists.

The fact that California embraces any sort of emotional dysfunction doesn't mean teh rest of the country doesn't suffer because of it. CA is the state that gave us Jihad Johnnie. So why not another typical, white, Calofirnia terrist next door? And another after him, and another and another...

14 posted on 11/01/2004 8:42:34 AM PST by cake_crumb (UN Resolutions=Very Expensive, Very SCRATCHY Toilet Paper)
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To: Republican Radio™

I'm a devout Christian and like good metal.


15 posted on 11/01/2004 8:54:33 AM PST by cake_crumb (UN Resolutions=Very Expensive, Very SCRATCHY Toilet Paper)
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To: gobucks
" 'I don’t see Adam as an armed terrorist. He didn’t have a violent inclination.' Blanc worries about the FBI hunting for someone he remembers as a 'good, sincere kid.'....

“ 'If I saw him listed as a translator for Al Qaeda, I could believe that' "

This Blanc must be seriously stupid. So Gadhan would never hurt a fly...he'll just work for the upper echelon of organized terror? He would never kill; he'll translate the oprders for mass murder into English adn pass them on to the guys hired for the particular job? "Honest Mom, bin Laden is a really nice guy. I never knew he really DID all the stuff he sayd he did!"

Duh.

16 posted on 11/01/2004 9:02:08 AM PST by cake_crumb (UN Resolutions=Very Expensive, Very SCRATCHY Toilet Paper)
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To: cake_crumb; Republican Radio™

I'm a huge metal fan, as well as gothic music.
There are many Christian metal, gothic metal, and hard rock bands. I happen to listen to either (Christian or not).
Music, or TV or magazines or anything else for that matter, will influence those who would be influenced. We see again and again that kids brought up in a world of moral relativity and no sense of structure lose themselves. Left to their own devices they are easily influenced and brainwashed. Some are like the Columbine kids; a study in suburban neglect, and some end up like Jihad Johnny. Either way it's a nihilistic path you'll take when you have no where to go because you don't know where you are.


17 posted on 11/01/2004 9:30:11 AM PST by visualops (Get your Viking Kitty patches at http://www.visualops.com/patch.html)
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We need more Kenny G.


18 posted on 11/01/2004 9:35:10 AM PST by DoctorMichael (The Fourth Estate is a Fifth Column!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: gobucks
Is this his sister? Nancy Pearlman
19 posted on 11/01/2004 10:05:57 AM PST by Dr. Eckleburg (John Kerry is a GirlyManchurian Candidate.)
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To: Dr. Eckleburg

Yep (maybe aunt?)


20 posted on 11/01/2004 11:51:28 AM PST by gobucks (http://oncampus.richmond.edu/academics/classics/students/Ribeiro/laocoon.htm)
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To: DoctorMichael

We need more Kenny G.

PLEASE NO.


21 posted on 11/01/2004 11:52:36 AM PST by edchambers
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To: gobucks

Hmm...I used to listen to death metal but except for the occasional homicidal rages it hasn't affected me a bit. These days I stick to Mozart and occasionally decapitating small mammals...


22 posted on 11/01/2004 12:02:14 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: gobucks

Sorry. I meant "aunt." I had been reading about his father. Strange, indeed.


23 posted on 11/01/2004 12:07:01 PM PST by Dr. Eckleburg (John Kerry is a GirlyManchurian Candidate.)
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To: Dr. Eckleburg; gobucks
Nancy Pearlman is Phillip's sister and the aunt of Adam. She is a hardcore super-duper environmentalist and elected Green Party official.

I put some stuff about her on the other thread last night.

24 posted on 11/01/2004 4:41:53 PM PST by Rockpile
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To: Rockpile
Imam says man on terror tape is Gadahn

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1261878/posts

25 posted on 11/01/2004 4:45:46 PM PST by Rockpile
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To: Dr. Eckleburg
To: Rockpile

I think that this is his aunt.

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Los Angeles Community College District

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

NANCY PEARLMAN

Nancy Pearlman is an award-winning broadcaster, environmentalist, college instructor, anthropologist, editor, producer, on-air personality, and outdoorswoman who has made safeguarding the earth’s ecosystems both a vocation and an avocation. For thirty-three years, she has given her time and energy to the environmental cause. She was selected by the United Nations Environment Programme as a Global 500 Laureate and has received many other honors.

Since the 1970s when Nancy coordinated the first Earth Day in Southern California, she has worked with hundreds of conservation organizations, serving as administrator, founder, member of advisory councils, participant, and member of boards of directors. She founded the Ecology Center of Southern California in 1972 and Project Ecotourism in 1993.

Environmental Directions, her international weekly radio series, was started in 1977 and is now the longest-running environmental radio series in the country. These half-hour programs with one to three interviews per show have featured leading scientists, activists, and representatives from the business, academic, government, and nonprofit sectors.

As Executive Producer and Host of the three-time EMMY-nominated environmental television series ECONEWS, Nancy covers every ecological issue. Since 1984, she has presented her programs weekly to over 35 million homes via cable and broadcast television and over the Internet. Over 500 shows have aired on local origination, public access, governmental, school, and university channels, as well as on satellite to PBS Stations. Television specials that have won awards include “Gem in the Heart of the City” (the definitive piece on the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area), “A Focus on Environmental Education-Kimbark Elementary School,” “Wind: Energy for the 90s and Beyond,” and “Population Crisis USA.” Television show honors include ACE-nominations (Award for Cable Excellence), Hometown USA Video Festival, and Diamond Awards. There has been recognition at many film festivals. Nancy’s public service announcements have won numerous Buccaneer Awards from the Public Interest Radio and Television Educational Society. Recent all-on-location ecotourism specials include India, Nepal, Fiji, Kenya, Tanzania, Malaysia’s Borneo, Mexico’s Yucatan, St. Kitts and Nevis, Canada's Vancouver Island, Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Ontario, and Quebec.

As Executive Director to Educational Communications, Nancy edits the bi-monthly Compendium Newsletter and the yearly “Directory of Environmental Organizations” (now in its 28th edition). She is also president of a media consulting firm which creates audio-visual materials. She has taught Cultural and Physical Anthropology, Broadcasting, Journalism, and Mass Communications at the college level. Nancy is a blue-ribbon judge for the Chevron Texaco Conservation Awards.

Nancy Pearlman is a member of the Gypsy Folk Ensemble. Her athletic achievements include completing the Western States 100-mile run, finishing the Ironman Triathlon, climbing more than 100 listed peaks in California, winning long-distance races such as the 1980 Regional Championship 50-mile race, and performing in equestrian events.

70 posted on 10/31/2004 10:04:51 PM PST by Rockpile

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To: Rockpile

Looks like Nancy Pearlman is a 1966 alumnus of the Verde Valley School of Sedona, Arizona. Appears that the school was established by Harvard products named Warren whose goal is to change the world though cultural diversity.

Perhaps Gadahn's aunt helped to send him down his currently diversive path.

71 posted on 10/31/2004 10:20:11 PM PST by Rockpile

26 posted on 11/01/2004 4:53:05 PM PST by Rockpile
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To: gobucks

I just saw on ABC News, that Adam Gadahn was raised by a hippy father. Not surprising.


27 posted on 11/09/2004 3:46:35 PM PST by Ptarmigan (Proud rabbit hater and killer)
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To: Ptarmigan

"I just saw on ABC News, that Adam Gadahn was raised by a hippy father. Not surprising."

What was the report, Good Morning America? I am not pleased to see Adam is in the news again...


28 posted on 11/10/2004 6:25:10 AM PST by gobucks (http://oncampus.richmond.edu/academics/classics/students/Ribeiro/laocoon.htm)
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To: gobucks

>I am not pleased to see Adam is in the news again...

He's baaaaccckkk!


29 posted on 09/02/2006 12:41:54 PM PDT by Darnright (http://www.irey.com/)
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I noticed...

What is amazing is how quiet he's been up to now.... it's been almost 2 yrs...


30 posted on 09/03/2006 10:41:07 AM PDT by gobucks (Blissful Marriage: A result of a worldly husband's transformation into the Word's wife.)
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To: gobucks
FReeper VxH very kindly brought your excellent thread as well as lots of additional interesting info to the attention of myself and others on this recent thread which links to a video rant from 'whatshisname'

Thanks very much for all of your info, very interesting.  Followers of trends in social sickness may be interested in knowing that original vinyl albums from The Beat Of The Earth are currently being listed on eBay for $600.00 - $800.00....whether anybody is paying that sort of money for awful noise, the only unique aspect of it being that it was done by the hippie father of  a terrorist and a traitor, remains to be seen.

Thanks again for starting this great thread...I hope that it will get far more exposure than it has up to this point.

 

31 posted on 10/15/2006 2:48:34 PM PDT by Stoat (Rice / Coulter 2008: Smart Ladies for a Strong America)
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To: gobucks

"hippie parents who raised him on a goat farm without electricity or indoor plumbing"

He could use this very line and get of in an American court. Wasn't his fault, he's a victim of his environment.


32 posted on 10/15/2006 3:01:26 PM PDT by ryan71 (You can hear it on the coconut telegraph...)
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To: Stoat

You are welcome...


33 posted on 10/15/2006 5:23:05 PM PDT by gobucks (Blissful Marriage: A result of a worldly husband's transformation into the Word's wife.)
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To: gobucks

Good backgrounder. I just posted the link to it in a thread about Mr. Pearlman’s latest video performance.


34 posted on 05/30/2007 2:24:04 PM PDT by siunevada (If we learn nothing from history, what's the point of having one? - Peggy Hill)
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To: gobucks
"If the radical right..."

"On the left, conspiracy theorists – no less energized than their right-wing counterparts..."

Never the "radical left". Never.
35 posted on 05/30/2007 2:31:52 PM PDT by itsamelman (Announcing your plans is a good way to hear God laugh. - - Al Swearengen)
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