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Activists Topple Towers, Claim Dangers of AM Radio Waves (The Earth Liberation Front)
CNN ^ | 9/4/2009 | CNN

Posted on 09/06/2009 4:58:06 AM PDT by Dallas59

A group cited by U.S. officials as a domestic terrorism threat claimed responsibility Friday for knocking down two radio station towers in Snohomish County, Washington. Much of the tower system, owned by radio station KRKO, was "flattened like a pancake," the manager said.

Much of the tower system, owned by radio station KRKO, was "flattened like a pancake," the manager said.

The Earth Liberation Front (ELF) issued a statement saying opponents of the towers argue that "AM radio waves cause adverse health effects including a higher rate of cancer, harm to wildlife, and that the signals have been interfering with home phone and intercom lines."

"When all legal channels of opposition have been exhausted, concerned citizens have to take action into their own hands to protect life and the planet," Jason Crawford, a spokesman for the group, said in a news release.

Members of ELF have been sentenced for acts of domestic terrorism in the past.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: domesticterrorism; domesticterrorists; earthliberationfront; ecoterrorism; ecoterrorists; elf; environazis; krko; liberals; obamavoters; radicalleft; terrorism; terrorists
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1 posted on 09/06/2009 4:58:07 AM PDT by Dallas59
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To: Dallas59

Were those towers leaning LEFT or RIGHT?


2 posted on 09/06/2009 4:59:04 AM PDT by pointsal
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To: Dallas59

“Fairness Doctrine”.


3 posted on 09/06/2009 4:59:13 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (PALIN / BECK 2012.)
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To: Dallas59

>>> “AM radio waves cause adverse health effects” <<<<<

One step away from “12 Monkeys.”


4 posted on 09/06/2009 5:02:33 AM PDT by angkor (The U.S. Congress is at war with America.)
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To: Dallas59

Domestic Liberal DNC-led Terrorists


5 posted on 09/06/2009 5:02:36 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("Those who go below the surface do so at their peril" - Oscar Wilde)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

“When all legal channels of opposition have been exhausted, concerned citizens have to take action into their own hands
Same goes for the other side, pal!


6 posted on 09/06/2009 5:02:53 AM PDT by ronnie raygun (Trust me when I say you have lost all of our TRUST!)
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To: Dallas59

An AM radio station in Allentown, Pennsylvania was targeted also. A tower was toppled Friday according to sister radio station WHP in Harrisburg yesterday.

WAEB is owned by Clear Channel and carries Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh.

The real motive here??????


7 posted on 09/06/2009 5:03:32 AM PDT by Nextrush (Sarah Palin is the new Ronald Reagan)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

yes....the (un)fairness doctrine to be transfered from the FCC to the EPA...

...nothing to see here....go about your business.


8 posted on 09/06/2009 5:04:27 AM PDT by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: Dallas59

the signals have been interfering with home phone and intercom lines.”

would i love to ride around their neighborhood with a cb radio & a 500 watt “kicker” just to really piss them off..


9 posted on 09/06/2009 5:06:34 AM PDT by ronnied
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To: Dallas59

Read once, read twice, read thrice - same level of total whacko ‘intelligence’. These people, when questioned, freely claim that human beings are a cancer to the planet and need to be gone. Since they fail to absent themselves voluntarily, I hereby propose that they be declared a ‘public nuisance’ and a bounty placed on their ears when turned in to the proper authorities. Then if you see someone sans ears walking about, you can guard you and yours appropriately.


10 posted on 09/06/2009 5:08:07 AM PDT by SES1066 (Cycling to conserve, Conservative to save, Saving to Retire, will Retire to Cycle.)
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To: ronnied
the signals have been interfering with home phone and intercom lines

I just can't picture these people using phones and intercoms. Tin cans and string? Yes.

11 posted on 09/06/2009 5:08:57 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault
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To: Nextrush

Link to Friday tower toppling in Allentown.

http://www.mcall.com/news/all-a8_5tower.7011612sep05,0,7619214.story


12 posted on 09/06/2009 5:13:29 AM PDT by Nextrush (Sarah Palin is the new Ronald Reagan)
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To: Dallas59
The Earth Liberation Front (ELF) is an organization with the children of Hitler and Stalin as its members. They are anti-Human and should be dealt with the same as the Nazi and Communist dictators.
13 posted on 09/06/2009 5:22:35 AM PDT by YOUGOTIT (I will always be a Soldier)
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To: Dallas59
From Wikipedia:

KRKO is an affiliate of the Fox Sports Radio Network and broadcasts a sports-talk format.

A shot across the bow? A little warning to Murdoch to cool it with our friend Beck? Who knows. Stay tuned.

14 posted on 09/06/2009 5:23:44 AM PDT by InterceptPoint
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To: Dallas59

They need to just start shooting these guys.


15 posted on 09/06/2009 5:31:08 AM PDT by Brilliant
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
“Fairness Doctrine”.

Bingo.

16 posted on 09/06/2009 5:32:13 AM PDT by cmj328 (Filibuster FOCA--a/k/a this "Health" Bill--or lose reelection)
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To: Dallas59
It's a wonder that these guys weren't zapped when they contacted the tower with the heavy equipment. On AM stations the tower itself is “hot” and it is the antenna. You can tell an AM tower from an FM tower by looking for insulators on the tower legs and/or guy wires. AM stations have them, FM doesn't. These were likely low power AM stations that were turned down for night time. If they'd have chosen a high powered AM station, like WSB in Atlanta or WLS in Chicago, which operate at 50kw day and night, these thugs would have been in for a very rude surprise....
17 posted on 09/06/2009 5:32:58 AM PDT by Thermalseeker (Stop the insanity - Flush Congress!)
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To: Dallas59

In an unrelated story, the transmission towers for NPR, which use a far stronger signal, remain intact.


18 posted on 09/06/2009 5:36:58 AM PDT by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Impeach President Bernanke.)
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To: Dallas59
When all legal channels of opposition have been exhausted, concerned citizens have to take action into their own hands . . .

I agree with this. It is long past time to put bullets into these spoiled and ignorant brats. Perhaps this incident will convince the rest of the world that these movements are full of stoners and middle aged stoners who substituted science and reason with temper tantrums and pot. If they won't listen to reason, they can listen to gunfire.

19 posted on 09/06/2009 5:37:02 AM PDT by sig226 (Real power is not the ability to destroy an enemy. It is the willingness to do it.)
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To: Dallas59

20 posted on 09/06/2009 5:37:18 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Liberals feed on dead Senators and babies)
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To: Thermalseeker

Towers are unnecessary.
You need just a VERY LONG horizontal loop antenna and it will work just fine.
It’s also very easy to fix.


21 posted on 09/06/2009 5:37:31 AM PDT by Flintlock
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To: Dallas59

What’s the frequency Kenneth?


22 posted on 09/06/2009 5:38:25 AM PDT by bornred
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To: Dallas59
"...the signals have been interfering with...."

Our Fearless Leader.

23 posted on 09/06/2009 5:39:57 AM PDT by Paladin2 (Big Ears + Big Spending --> BigEarMarx, the man behind TOTUS)
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To: bornred
"What’s the frequency Kenneth?"

Extremely Low Frequency

24 posted on 09/06/2009 5:40:42 AM PDT by Paladin2 (Big Ears + Big Spending --> BigEarMarx, the man behind TOTUS)
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To: Flintlock
Towers are unnecessary. You need just a VERY LONG horizontal loop antenna and it will work just fine. It’s also very easy to fix.

Yes, I know. I'm an RF engineer. Towers are necessary, though, perhaps not because of transmission requirements, but rather simply because they present a much smaller footprint for the tower owner/operator to lease. Generally speaking, tower sites are leased by the square foot and it doesn't come cheap in urban areas.

25 posted on 09/06/2009 5:49:49 AM PDT by Thermalseeker (Stop the insanity - Flush Congress!)
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To: Dallas59

“and that the signals have been interfering with”

their tin foil hats?


26 posted on 09/06/2009 5:56:10 AM PDT by DontTreadOnMe2009 (So stop treading on me already!)
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To: Dallas59

Idiots don’t even realize that the AM spectrum is already full of natural signals. I wonder what they think the static between radio frequencies is.


27 posted on 09/06/2009 5:58:36 AM PDT by SampleMan (Socialism enslaves you & kills your soul.)
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To: Dallas59
The Earth Liberation Front (ELF) issued a statement saying opponents of the towers argue that "AM radio waves cause adverse health effects including a higher rate of cancer, harm to wildlife, and that the signals have been interfering with home phone and intercom lines."

"When all legal channels of opposition have been exhausted, concerned citizens have to take action into their own hands to protect life and the planet," Jason Crawford, a spokesman for the group, said in a news release.

Please let me translate:
"We like to see stuff explode,
Because we're assholes!"

28 posted on 09/06/2009 6:05:35 AM PDT by Haiku Guy (If You have a Right / To the Service I provide / I must be a Slave)
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To: Dallas59

As usual, CNN really pisses me off.

“Activists”?

No.

Terrorists.

Saboteurs.

Insurgents.

But not “activists.”

These idiots are committing what can only be described as acts of war.


29 posted on 09/06/2009 6:06:25 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (Remember the Notre Dame 88.)
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To: angkor

I watched that last night. The environwackos are very dangerous. They have no qualms about destroying property or killing people. Spiking trees. Arson. and now apparently gaining knowledge of explosives.


30 posted on 09/06/2009 6:13:23 AM PDT by Marty62 (former Marty60)
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To: Dallas59

Take that Rush!


31 posted on 09/06/2009 6:13:58 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta (There is no "O" in Transparency.)
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To: Dallas59

“Activists Topple Towers, Claim Dangers of AM Radio Waves”

Boy howdy, these folks are serious about getting The Fairness Doctrine.

By any means necessary!!!


32 posted on 09/06/2009 6:16:37 AM PDT by VOA
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To: Dallas59
"When all legal channels of opposition have been exhausted, concerned citizens have to take action into their own hands to protect life and the planet," Jason Crawford, a spokesman for the group, said in a news release.

Including abortion, hmmmm???

33 posted on 09/06/2009 6:17:42 AM PDT by danamco
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To: ronnie raygun

“When all legal channels of opposition have been exhausted,
concerned citizens have to take action into their own hands...”
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“Same goes for the other side, pal!”
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Exactly my thoughts upon reading this article.


34 posted on 09/06/2009 6:23:46 AM PDT by Repeal The 17th (I AM JIM THOMPSON!)
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To: Dallas59

Exactly. Will Federal Authorities go after these punks? I will be very surprised to see them prosecuted as the terrorists they are by this administration since it is full of people who believe similarly.


35 posted on 09/06/2009 6:31:00 AM PDT by Freedom'sWorthIt (Obama's Deathcare ---- many will suffer and/or die unnecessarily.)
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To: Nextrush
WAEB is owned by Clear Channel and carries Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh.

I see why they think AM radio waves are a harzard. Unlike the pure and dulcet undulations of NPR.

36 posted on 09/06/2009 6:35:20 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Don't anthropomorphize the robots. They hate that.)
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To: Nextrush
WAEB is owned by Clear Channel and carries Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh.
The real motive here??????”

Van Jones and his terroristic “ColorOfChange” foot soldiers in action?

37 posted on 09/06/2009 6:59:11 AM PDT by SmokingJoe
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To: Nextrush
The real motive here??????

Well, we KNOW it's not censorship. Why don't these idiots just get a big stack of Common Sense or Arguing with Idiots and have themselves a bonfire. Did they even see Farenheit 451?

38 posted on 09/06/2009 7:29:21 AM PDT by sportutegrl (If liberals could do math, they would be conservatives.)
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To: Flintlock

>> You need just a VERY LONG horizontal loop antenna and it will work just fine <<

True. But my understanding is that FCC rules on antenna efficiency and radiation patterns make horizontal arrays impractical for the AM band.


39 posted on 09/06/2009 9:16:06 AM PDT by Hawthorn
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To: Ghost of Philip Marlowe

>> In an unrelated story, the transmission towers for NPR, which use a far stronger signal, remain intact. <<

NPR stations are almost 100% VHF. So I guess the ELF folks would assure us that — unlike the MW frequencies used by AM stations — radiation at VHF doesn’t cause cancer or other environmental problems!


40 posted on 09/06/2009 9:19:28 AM PDT by Hawthorn
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To: Flintlock
Towers are unnecessary. You need just a VERY LONG horizontal loop antenna and it will work just fine.

Yes, but the difference in the cost of real estate required is very significant.

41 posted on 09/06/2009 9:55:58 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Where's this tagline thing everyone keeps talking about?)
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To: Marty62
and now apparently gaining knowledge of explosives.

That may be, but they took down the tower with a bulldozer.

42 posted on 09/06/2009 9:57:44 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Where's this tagline thing everyone keeps talking about?)
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To: Dallas59

rat bastards, the whole damn lot of them envirowackos should be fighting wildfires and trimming brush if they care so much about mother earth and its inhabitants..


43 posted on 09/06/2009 10:13:08 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard)
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To: Nextrush

Thanks for the link!

The money quote

A 350-foot-tall WAEB radio tower crashed to the ground early Friday in Whitehall Township after its support cables were cut, township police said.

Five hours later, two radio towers near Everett, Wash., were knocked to the ground by a bulldozer in what officials feared was an act of eco-terrorism.

Also
7/15/09
SACRAMENTO - An earlier 10-acre grass fire that destroyed a radio tower this morning reignited Wednesday afternoon along Commerce Circle, wiping out yet another transmission tower.

The two-alarm blaze broke out around 12:30pm Wednesday, spreading to ten acres and destroying two radio towers.

The destroyed towers, owned by ABC Radio, interrupted normal broadcast transmissions for KIID-AM, an affiliate of Radio Disney.

Arson is also favored by the ELF.


44 posted on 09/06/2009 11:17:02 AM PDT by ASOC (Cave quid dicis, quando, et cui)
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To: UCANSEE2

OH sorry..must have missed that part. It said it was as flat as a pancake. I guess 9-11 has a subconscious effect on me. but the enviros that were arrested in CA years ago had pipebombs. Sorry.


45 posted on 09/06/2009 5:59:26 PM PDT by Marty62 (former Marty60)
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To: backhoe

Note: The following text is a quote:

www.elfpressoffice.org

www.elfpressoffice.org/release090409.html

NAELFPO Media Release: 09.04.09

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 4, 2009

Earth Liberation Front Topples Radio Station Towers in Snohomish County, WA

Everett, WA: Two radio station towers were torn down early Friday by the Earth Liberation Front (ELF) in the Lord’s Hills valley in Snohomish County, WA. The towers, owned by station KRKO, have been a source of controversy for years. A sign left at the scene claimed responsibility by the ELF.

” Due to the health and environmental risks associated with radio waves emitted from the towers, we applaud this act by the ELF,” stated Jason Crawford, a spokesperson for the North American Earth Liberation Front Press Office. “When all legal channels of opposition have been exhausted, concerned citizens have to take action into their own hands to protect life and the planet.”

For the past eight years, opponents have waged a legal battle against the towers, arguing that AM radio waves cause adverse health affects including a higher rate of cancer, harm to wildlife, and that the signals have been interfering with home phone and intercom lines.

Last year, the first four towers were erected by KRKO after numerous hearings and appeals. KRKO plans to build two more towers to boost the station’s broadcasting power.

” We have to weigh our priorities and the local ecosystem in Everett, along with the local residents, do not need additional sports news radio station towers that come at the expense of reduced property values and harmful radio waves,” Crawford continued. “We sincerely hope that people continue to take direct action to stop the threats to human health, wildlife and the planet.”

The E.L.F. is an international underground organization that uses direct action in the form of economic sabotage to stop the systematic exploitation and destruction of the planet. Since its inception in North America in 1996, the ELF has inflicted well over $150 million in damages to corporations and governmental agencies that are profiting from the destruction of the Earth.

The North American Earth Liberation Front Press Office is a legal news agency representing the earth liberation movement. The NAELFPO reports on the covert direct actions taken by the Earth Liberation Front in defense of the planet. Targeting deforestation, genetically modified organisms (GMOs), urban sprawl, automobile and industry pollution, and other threats to the natural environment, the Earth Liberation Front uses nonviolent economic sabotage to compel industries and governments to reshape their environmentally destructive policies.

The NAELFPO can be found on the web at www.elfpressoffice.org

Contact:
North American Earth Liberation Front Press Office
Tel: (202) 521-1482
info@elfpressoffice.org


47 posted on 09/06/2009 11:46:21 PM PDT by Cindy
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http://www.seattlepi.com/local/6420ap_us_radio_tower_toppled.html

#

Hat Tip:

http://mypetjawa.mu.nu/archives/198715.php

September 06, 2009
“Eco-Terrorists Topple Radio Towers”


48 posted on 09/06/2009 11:48:36 PM PDT by Cindy
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ON THE INTERNET:

http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/elf/index
http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/earthliberationfront/index


49 posted on 09/06/2009 11:51:00 PM PDT by Cindy
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Related Links:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2332252/posts
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50 posted on 09/06/2009 11:52:39 PM PDT by Cindy
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