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Earth Day co-founder killed, composted girlfriend
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Posted on 04/22/2011 9:05:56 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

Earth Day co-founder killed, composted girlfriend

Ira Einhorn preached against Vietnam War and violence, but had dark side

Ira Einhorn was on stage hosting the first Earth Day event at the Fairmount Park in Philadelphia on April 22, 1970. Seven years later, police raided his closet and found the "composted" body of his ex-girlfriend inside a trunk.

A self-proclaimed environmental activist, Einhorn made a name for himself among ecological groups during the 1960s and '70s by taking on the role of a tie-dye-wearing ecological guru and Philadelphia’s head hippie. With his long beard and gap-toothed smile, Einhorn — who nicknamed himself "Unicorn" because his German-Jewish last name translates to "one horn" —advocated flower power, peace and free love to his fellow students at the University of Pennsylvania. He also claimed to have helped found Earth Day.

But the charismatic spokesman who helped bring awareness to environmental issues and preached against the Vietnam War — and any violence — had a secret dark side. When his girlfriend of five years, Helen "Holly" Maddux, moved to New York and broke up with him, Einhorn threatened that he would throw her left-behind personal belongings onto the street if she didn't come back to pick them up.

And so on Sept. 9, 1977, Maddux went back to the apartment that she and Einhorn had shared in Philadelphia to collect her things, and was never seen again. When Philadelphia police questioned Einhorn about her mysterious disappearance several weeks later, he claimed that she had gone out to the neighborhood co-op to buy some tofu and sprouts and never returned.

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1 posted on 04/22/2011 9:05:58 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver
Speaking of Earth Day, does anyone know if Al Gore saw his shadow today?
2 posted on 04/22/2011 9:08:08 AM PDT by McGruff (When it comes to Obama's birth certificate. Trust, but verify.)
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To: Sub-Driver
When Philadelphia police questioned Einhorn about her mysterious disappearance several weeks later, he claimed that she had gone out to the neighborhood co-op to buy some tofu and sprouts and never returned.

While I certainly do not want to make light of a poor girl's murder, that line is just rich.

3 posted on 04/22/2011 9:08:38 AM PDT by Mr. Bird
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To: Sub-Driver
I think I'll drive my 1969 Ford pickup with its 390 engine today as my way of celebrating Earth Day.


4 posted on 04/22/2011 9:09:58 AM PDT by South40 (Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid. ~Ronald Reagan)
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To: Sub-Driver

He merely capped her CO2 output and sequestered her carbon.


5 posted on 04/22/2011 9:11:19 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Sub-Driver

It is sad what happened to this young woman, but (and I slapped myself) the story made me smirk.


6 posted on 04/22/2011 9:12:18 AM PDT by svcw (Non forgiveness is like holding a hot coal thinking the other person will be blistered)
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To: Sub-Driver

Vegetarians can be some mean nasty people, I think this is because their body keeps telling them to “eat some meat” and they lash out in anger due to this deep down grumbling in their gut.

Also lacking in Carnitine their brains go completely loopy.

They think savages eat meat, but after savage eats meat they are satiated vs. a Vegetarian who never reaches this state and is eternally tormented by their own body.


7 posted on 04/22/2011 9:12:29 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: Sub-Driver

Seems like all of these greenies are all a bit off and mentally unstable.


8 posted on 04/22/2011 9:13:01 AM PDT by MsLady (Be the kind of woman that when you get up in the morning, the devil says, "Oh crap, she's UP !!")
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To: Sub-Driver

A glimpse of the psychosis of the Left. They have a vision of utopia, if you get in the way of that vision and that agenda - you die.

Unless of course we conservatives take care of you leftists first before it gets that far.


9 posted on 04/22/2011 9:13:21 AM PDT by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! You can vote Democrat when you're dead.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Another of Arlen Specter’s career milestones.


10 posted on 04/22/2011 9:14:44 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Napolean fries the idea powder.)
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To: Sub-Driver
...police raided his closet and found the "composted" body of his ex-girlfriend inside a trunk.

What an idiot.

In order to compost efficiently, the contents must be turned periodically and must be moistened properly and have air circulation.

A trunk is a terrible way to compost.

11 posted on 04/22/2011 9:16:21 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Sub-Driver

Einhorns comrade Arlin Specter saw to it that the murdering SOB spent most the rest of life in the south of france.


12 posted on 04/22/2011 9:17:37 AM PDT by nkycincinnatikid
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To: Texas Eagle
[ ...police raided his closet and found the "composted" body of his ex-girlfriend inside a trunk.

What an idiot.

In order to compost efficiently, the contents must be turned periodically and must be moistened properly and have air circulation.

A trunk is a terrible way to compost. ]

Yes it is a bad, however the preferred method uses a wood chipper and most wood chippers run on those evil fossil fuels.....

Wood chipper Pictures, Images and Photos

13 posted on 04/22/2011 9:19:00 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: Sub-Driver

He should have put her on his tomatos! What a waste!


14 posted on 04/22/2011 9:21:16 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER
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To: Sub-Driver

I seem to remember that Einhorn’s lawyer was Arlen Spector.


15 posted on 04/22/2011 9:22:05 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Sub-Driver

No no no no no. Really? No no no no no. He composted his girlfriend? No no no no no. He founded earth day? No no no no no. And he called himself a unicorn? No no no no no. Another donkey trying to pass as a unicorn. I’m sorry. You can paste a stick to your forehead and it no more makes you a unicorn than pasting a tail to your behind makes you a jackass. Well, unless you’re already a Democrat...but that doesn’t count.


16 posted on 04/22/2011 9:24:37 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Texas Eagle

Animal fat is never good when creating good compost.


17 posted on 04/22/2011 9:25:36 AM PDT by South40 (Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid. ~Ronald Reagan)
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To: GraceG

Few vegetarians actually know how to manage their nutrition and maintain their health. Most look malnourished and act like they’re at or over the edge of having a psychotic episode. It also explains why they wish death on humanity and believe in the fascist ideals of their political mentor and fellow vegetarian socialist, Herr Hitler.


18 posted on 04/22/2011 9:26:36 AM PDT by katana
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To: South40

That’s right. Thanks for the assist.


19 posted on 04/22/2011 9:27:18 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: South40
my VW sports this every Erf Day


20 posted on 04/22/2011 9:29:33 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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To: Sub-Driver

Liberals are just defective humans who would have been aborted if democrats were running all of creation.


21 posted on 04/22/2011 9:29:38 AM PDT by Iron Munro ("Our country's founders cherished liberty, not democracy." -- Ron Paul)
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To: Sub-Driver

Liberals are just defective humans who would have been aborted if democrats were running all of creation.


22 posted on 04/22/2011 9:29:51 AM PDT by Iron Munro ("Our country's founders cherished liberty, not democracy." -- Ron Paul)
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To: Sub-Driver
helped bring awareness to environmental issues and preached against the Vietnam War — and any violence — had a secret dark side.

The whole thing sounds like a dark side, doesn't it?

23 posted on 04/22/2011 9:29:54 AM PDT by SamuraiScot
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To: Paine in the Neck

Specter is sort of like Zellig or Forrest Gump in that his spectre (sorry bout that) keeps turning up everywhere.


24 posted on 04/22/2011 9:30:15 AM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten (Welcome to the USA - where every day is Backwards Day!)
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To: MsLady

QUIZ:Did Al Gore say it? Or was it the Unabomber?

http://www.crm114.com/algore/quiz.html


25 posted on 04/22/2011 9:30:39 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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To: GraceG
" . . . those evil fossil fuels . . . "

Look what one can learn by accidentally listening to Coast to Coast for a while. From Jerome Corsi (yes, THAT Jerome Corsi) I learned that oil is not necessarily a fossil fuel. It can be abiotic.
26 posted on 04/22/2011 9:32:28 AM PDT by chickadee
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To: Sub-Driver

You miss the point. Einhorn is a caring liberal with good intentions. *Everyone* slips up from time to time..... On balance, ya done good, Ira!


27 posted on 04/22/2011 9:34:00 AM PDT by alstewartfan (Like sparks of light in shifting skies, our ancient ships go sailing still. "Hanno" by Al Stewart)
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To: Sub-Driver
Here's the perp, then and now...


28 posted on 04/22/2011 9:34:05 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Einhorn's role as "Earth Day co-founder" was wildly exaggerated by him, partly from his general pattern of self-aggrandizement and partly as an element of his "the man is out to get me" defense. At his trial, one of the REAL organizers of the Philadelphia Earth Day (his name was actually on the Organizing Committee list) testified that Einhorn had been barred from the organizing meetings, that they considered him "a nuisance" and that his only role was as their liaison to Allen Ginsberg, who was a featured speaker. Einhorn was allowed to introduce Ginsberg, but, according to the witness, "he 'commandeered the stage,' speaking 'incoherently' for half an hour and refusing repeated requests to leave and let the program continue. "

Apparently when this came out at his 2002 trial, it was pretty devastating.

29 posted on 04/22/2011 9:35:50 AM PDT by Bubba Ho-Tep ("More weight!"--Giles Corey)
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To: Sub-Driver
It wasn't until 18 months later that investigators searched Einhorn’s apartment after one of his neighbors complained that a reddish-brown, foul-smelling liquid was leaking from the ceiling directly below Einhorn’s bedroom closet.*****

These enviros are some wacked out folks. This guy claims to be concerned about the environment and yet his personal environment had to exhibit the overwhelming stench of death and decay.

What these people are involved in is nothing more than gross idolatry and paganism which manifests itself as the veneration and worship of nature. Ultimately, these people love death which is the final destination of these hard-core environmental movements.

30 posted on 04/22/2011 9:36:27 AM PDT by bereanway
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To: Sub-Driver; All

And it took John Walsh & his folks at America’s Most Wanted to do what the gov.’t could not/would not do. And that was hunt this animal down!


31 posted on 04/22/2011 9:37:16 AM PDT by TMSuchman (John 15;13 & Exodus 21:22-25)
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To: Sub-Driver

But he did recycle.


32 posted on 04/22/2011 9:38:14 AM PDT by bmwcyle (It is Satan's fault)
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To: Sub-Driver

What I wonder is why the police didn’t search Einhorn’s apartment when the girl was reported missing since that was the last place she was known to have been.


33 posted on 04/22/2011 9:39:41 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Chuck Schumer: You are a rude, pompous ass!)
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To: Free Vulcan
"the psychosis of the Left. They have a vision of utopia, if you get in the way of that vision and that agenda - you die. "

Good point. And it reminds me of Hannah Arendt's further thesis, which was (to put it briefly):

Utopianism + State Power = Genocide


34 posted on 04/22/2011 9:42:52 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("Feeling good about government, is like looking on the bright side of a catastrophe." P.J. O'Rourke)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

This one is better

http://www.zazzle.ca/eat_my_carbon_footprint_bumper_sticker-128596240139053928


35 posted on 04/22/2011 9:47:57 AM PDT by xp38
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To: xp38

If I drove a big truck it would make more sense.

I drive a little POS VW Golf.

Oh well, HAIL GAIA!


36 posted on 04/22/2011 9:49:16 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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To: Pearls Before Swine
Arlen was his lawyer who was looking to run for the Senate. Einhorn was the darling of Barbara Bronfman, heiress to the Seagrams liquor fortune. Arlen got bail reduced to 40,00. someone out up the 4,000 and Ira skipped.
37 posted on 04/22/2011 9:51:13 AM PDT by Polynikes (Hakkaa Palle)
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To: Sub-Driver
I was growing up then and admittedly followed all the counterculture stuff....southern boy long hair...smoked dope..read all the books and publications

At the time marijuana, naked girls with long hair and bucking the staid older folks seemed like fun (and it was)

this was before political correctness, racial redress and gender issues got so ridiculous and being a southerner I had yet to experience having my heritage which I held proudly be so eviscerated by busybodies looking to preen about their own effortless moral superiority

but one thing never dawned on me was that a majority the popular figures of hippiedom, commune life, political agitation and later...women's movement and corollary issues

...were urban Jews ..at least by birth....who mostly came from upper middle class or higher status and were often from fancy schools and were usually a lot older than the folks they were Pied Pipering around...most of the “movement” leaders I'm talking about were not baby boomers...they were older...hardly any at risk of the draft

Abbie Hoffman was 30

only a few of the Weather Underground maniacs were even close to being young early to mid boomer age.

It's just a fact I never noticed till I lived in NYC in my late 20s and it dawned on me....you can count a few non Jews...Leary, Tom Hayden, Bill Ayers, Stewart Brand (now a good guy)

At Abbie Hoffman's funeral the Rabbi who spoke said this: “ Mr. Hoffman's long history of protest, antic though much of it had been, was ‘’in the Jewish prophetic tradition, which is to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable.’...this predilection is discussed here at times at length

it's kind of mind blowing to look back and see how a handful of pampered Jewish kids and their Goy co-horts and a microscopic little drug called LSD so changed America culturally...and obviously not in a good way.

So Einhorn embodies closing chapter to buffoonery and lark behavior that became quite something else...much darker and destructive much like Einhorn's own behavior

scarier still that many of these players and people a bit younger who idolize them are now running our government with this administration

btw..Jay Severin spoke at Abbie Hoffman's funeral..man..he must have felt like a virgin at a pagan ritual

38 posted on 04/22/2011 9:52:20 AM PDT by wardaddy (ok...Trump beating on Obama---Sarah----Michelle.....any of them are ok for now---tain't picky)
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To: Sub-Driver
"It wasn't until 18 months later that investigators searched Einhorn's apartment..."

That's some impressive investigative work right there. The last-known person to see her alive, plus a bad history between the two and they don't search his apartment for 18 months?

39 posted on 04/22/2011 9:55:29 AM PDT by Flag_This (Real presidents don't bow.)
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To: StarFan; Dutchy; alisasny; BobFromNJ; BUNNY2003; Cacique; Clemenza; Coleus; cyborg; DKNY; ...

Photos of the perp, then and now posted in #28


40 posted on 04/22/2011 9:57:32 AM PDT by nutmeg
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To: COBOL2Java

He looked mad as hatter back then and still looks daft as a brush now.


41 posted on 04/22/2011 10:07:14 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: bereanway
What these people are involved in is nothing more than gross idolatry and paganism which manifests itself as the veneration and worship of nature. Ultimately, these people love death which is the final destination of these hard-core environmental movements.

Which explains perfectly the motivation for designating Lenin's birthday as Earth Day.

42 posted on 04/22/2011 10:15:02 AM PDT by Louis Foxwell (For love of Sarah, our country and the American Way of Life.)
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To: Texas Eagle

maybe he rotated the runk on it’s side and upside down??


43 posted on 04/22/2011 10:18:57 AM PDT by RaceBannon (Prov 29:2 When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule,)
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To: Sub-Driver
Thanks for the reminder.

People who are rabid about worshiping inaimate objects, and dumb animals at the expense of the welfare and well-being of human beings are the worst kind of sociopaths.

Self appointed guardians of whatever gives them supremacy over the society that will not otherwise acknowledge them.

Domestic terrorists pure and simple, even though they might use elected morons to carry out their insane plots.

44 posted on 04/22/2011 10:21:22 AM PDT by Publius6961 (There has Never been a "Tax On The Rich" that has not reached the middle class)
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To: Sub-Driver

http://www.amgot.org/einhorn/eday.htm

Maybe not


45 posted on 04/22/2011 10:23:19 AM PDT by marbren
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To: nutmeg

Al Gore had a girlfriend?


46 posted on 04/22/2011 10:24:10 AM PDT by floriduh voter (People who don't pray: start.. People who pray: pray more.)
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To: Sub-Driver

“You will know them by the fruit that they bear.”


47 posted on 04/22/2011 10:24:39 AM PDT by G Larry
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To: South40

NBC’s slogan is “GREEN IS UNIVERSAL”. I’m so sick of NBC’s propaganda to boost General Electric and Nobama. It’s to get us used to the word universal so when everything is stolen by the feds, universal will be a nice word.


48 posted on 04/22/2011 10:26:01 AM PDT by floriduh voter (People who don't pray: start.. People who pray: pray more.)
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To: Flag_This

Einhorn had convinced the police that Holly Maddux had taken off with her new boyfriend. He had friends in high places, but yes, this cretin had nothing to do with the real founding of Earth Day (although isn’t it fun to throw him in their faces!). He tried to start a movement called “Sun Day” and failed miserably (probably because it may have been pointed out to him that, well, he might want to look at a weekly calendar).


49 posted on 04/22/2011 10:27:38 AM PDT by Right Cal Gal (Ronald Reagan: "our liberal friends....know so much that isn't so...")
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To: Right Cal Gal
"He had friends in high places, but yes, this cretin had nothing to do with the real founding of Earth Day (although isn’t it fun to throw him in their faces!)."

"Truth" is relative to a lib; so I say hang Einhorn around their necks.

50 posted on 04/22/2011 10:45:06 AM PDT by Flag_This (Real presidents don't bow.)
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