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Environmentalist drowns at Mexican resort beach
Santa Cruz Sentinel ^ | 12/28/2012

Posted on 12/28/2012 7:55:03 PM PST by artichokegrower

SAN FRANCISCO—The executive director of San Francisco-based environmental group Rainforest Action Network has died in a swimming accident at a beach near Mexico's Pacific coast resort of Puerto Vallarta, police said Friday.

Rebecca Tarbotton, 39, was swimming Wednesday at a beach about a half hour north of Puerto Vallarta when she was caught by a wave and tossed around, said Adan Leyva, spokesman for Puerto Vallarta municipal police.

Leyva said that paramedics tried to revive her after she was brought ashore, but she was dead by the time she reached the hospital.

In a statement on its website Friday, Rainforest Action Network said Tarbotton—who friends called Becky—was travelling with her husband and friends.

(Excerpt) Read more at santacruzsentinel.com ...


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The environment is a bitch.
1 posted on 12/28/2012 7:55:10 PM PST by artichokegrower
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To: artichokegrower

Poor Tarbottom, global warming got her.


2 posted on 12/28/2012 7:58:44 PM PST by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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To: artichokegrower

Lemmings and seawater are incompatible.


3 posted on 12/28/2012 8:00:40 PM PST by TADSLOS (I took extra credit at the School of Hard Knocks)
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To: artichokegrower

Are there rain forests at Puerto Vallarta?


4 posted on 12/28/2012 8:00:52 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: artichokegrower

Mother nature brought the smackdown.


5 posted on 12/28/2012 8:01:17 PM PST by SIDENET ("If that's your best, your best won't do." -Dee Snider)
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To: artichokegrower

Would we say she died of natural causes or should we say there were environmental factors....


6 posted on 12/28/2012 8:01:25 PM PST by ejonesie22 (8/30/10, the day Truth won.)
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To: artichokegrower

H2O is a dangerous chemical and must be banned.


7 posted on 12/28/2012 8:03:59 PM PST by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Vendetta))
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To: artichokegrower

Oh, the irony!!!


8 posted on 12/28/2012 8:04:13 PM PST by Postman (........................................................I'm thinking! I'm thinking!!)
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To: artichokegrower

Should have stuck with hugging trees ...

9 posted on 12/28/2012 8:04:49 PM PST by Zakeet (Democracy is the art and science of running the circus from the monkey cage - Mencken)
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To: artichokegrower
Jennifer Aniston's South Park character fared better.


10 posted on 12/28/2012 8:06:02 PM PST by ConservativeStatement (Obama is the "Disco Duck" president. A no-substance novelty that reached number one.)
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To: Candor7

What upsets me here and I don’t me to speak disrespectful to the recently departed but I work in California agriculture. Gotta have Tier 4 compliant tractors, Tier 4 compliant trucks, keep logs on all equipment, work with the regional water quality control boards, basically bend over backwards twice to meet the demands of the environmentalists. I didn’t take a freakin’ vacation this year let alone one to Mexico. How come the environmentalists get to jet off to all parts of the world?


11 posted on 12/28/2012 8:06:23 PM PST by artichokegrower
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To: Zakeet

Her days of lies are over.


12 posted on 12/28/2012 8:06:35 PM PST by bmwcyle (We have gone over the cliff and we are about to hit the bottom)
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To: artichokegrower

Meanwhile, politicians drafted a bill to ban oceans.


13 posted on 12/28/2012 8:06:59 PM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: artichokegrower
Are the Earth flags flying at half staff in dear San Fran?


14 posted on 12/28/2012 8:07:43 PM PST by SIDENET ("If that's your best, your best won't do." -Dee Snider)
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To: artichokegrower
The environment just fulfilling it's designated function of killing.

This time it was stuck on Tarbottom.

15 posted on 12/28/2012 8:07:53 PM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: artichokegrower

What....Gaia did not help her out ?


16 posted on 12/28/2012 8:09:23 PM PST by LongWayHome
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To: artichokegrower
Dihydrogen monoxide has struck again.Too bad this brave woman's valiant efforts to ban it failed.
17 posted on 12/28/2012 8:09:57 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (When Robbing Peter To Pay Paul,One Can Always Count On Paul's Cooperation)
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To: artichokegrower

How come? Because they got suckers like you to pay for it. That’s how.


18 posted on 12/28/2012 8:11:15 PM PST by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: artichokegrower; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows

Oceans rose unexpectedly, as perdicted, and Obamessiah did not keep the promise to hold them back!


19 posted on 12/28/2012 8:13:42 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Gay State Conservative

The Pacific is a wild place, it’s not the wave pool
at waterworld.

Prayers for her family.


20 posted on 12/28/2012 8:13:57 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: artichokegrower

That’s one way to limit your CO2 emissions.

Happy New Year


21 posted on 12/28/2012 8:13:58 PM PST by bray (Welcome to Obamaville)
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To: artichokegrower

Tarbotton? Good grief. That’s a real name?

Maybe Mother Nature got tired of all the lies and decided to slap down Tarbotton. It’s not nice to fool Mother Nature.


22 posted on 12/28/2012 8:19:35 PM PST by WashingtonSource
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To: artichokegrower

I BLAME ASSAULT WEAPONS.


23 posted on 12/28/2012 8:20:53 PM PST by SIDENET ("If that's your best, your best won't do." -Dee Snider)
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To: artichokegrower

How come the environmentalists get to jet off to all parts of the world?>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Thanks to the presidents Executive Orders which circumvent Congress, the representatives of the people, the EPA now does things according to executive fiat. Obama has created a new elite by his executive orders, and they get to make businesses suffer and jump through hoops,jet around while we ordinary “Amerikans” get to play at being peasants to the new regime. Its just that simple.

Read here:

http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html


24 posted on 12/28/2012 8:24:05 PM PST by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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To: WashingtonSource

That’s the name of my former neighbors-NO kidding. I wonder if she’s related, which would be terrible for them.


25 posted on 12/28/2012 8:25:10 PM PST by Amberdawn
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To: artichokegrower

Sounds like Tarbottom hit hardbottom and that was that.


26 posted on 12/28/2012 8:28:32 PM PST by 43north (BHO: 50% black, 50% white, 100% RED)
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To: artichokegrower
feh...
27 posted on 12/28/2012 8:34:52 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: artichokegrower

Just dang. Too young.


28 posted on 12/28/2012 8:47:32 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: artichokegrower

Just dang. Too young.


29 posted on 12/28/2012 8:48:13 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: ConservativeStatement

“Fu*k the Rain Forest!”......


30 posted on 12/28/2012 8:50:39 PM PST by Intolerant in NJ
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To: Intolerant in NJ

Miss Stevens: All right, that does it. Eric Cartman, you respect other cultures this instant.

Eric Cartman: I wasn’t saying anything about their culture, I was just saying their city smells like ass.


31 posted on 12/28/2012 8:56:15 PM PST by ConservativeStatement (Obama is the "Disco Duck" president. A no-substance novelty that reached number one.)
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To: artichokegrower

If the late, departed Ms. Tarbotton had bothered to consider the nature of shoreline wave action, perhaps she would still be with us today.

Just because you profess to love mother nature, doesn’t mean that mother nature will love you back.

In fact, she can be a real bitch sometimes.


32 posted on 12/28/2012 9:03:40 PM PST by Tigerized ("..and whack 'em, and whack 'em, and whack 'em!' cried the Toad in ecstasy." (also my 2012 strategy))
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To: artichokegrower

why wern’t all her friends swiming in the same friendly wave!!!

I won’t live long enough just getting rid of one at a time!


33 posted on 12/28/2012 9:05:09 PM PST by dalereed
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To: artichokegrower

“How come the environmentalists get to jet off to all parts of the world?”

They have 4 generations of rat folowers that were trained with your tax dollars funding public schools!!

The only cure is to make public education illegal!


34 posted on 12/28/2012 9:08:40 PM PST by dalereed
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To: artichokegrower

Did they fine her for illegal dumping in the ocean?


35 posted on 12/28/2012 9:22:43 PM PST by meatloaf (Support Senate S 1863 & House Bill 1380 to eliminate oil slavery.)
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To: artichokegrower

https://mobile.twitter.com/beckytarbotton/status/281583482222821376

RT @RAN: Another #coal plant bites the dust! This time, 800 megawatts, in KY:ow.ly/geNhc
8:15pm - 19 Dec 12


36 posted on 12/28/2012 9:29:54 PM PST by kcvl
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To: artichokegrower

Next thing you know, somebody will start complaining of Obama flying to Hawaii and back and then back and back again.....Soon the environmentalists will demand that an EPA permit will be required to own an internal combustible engine.Either Congress puts a stop to the EPA power grab or we might as well return to caves,


37 posted on 12/28/2012 9:30:00 PM PST by allendale
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To: meatloaf

We just don’t care anymore do we?

I know I don’t. I actually thought “good. One less liberal”

Kind of sad, what liberalism has forced us to face, forced us to become.


38 posted on 12/28/2012 9:30:31 PM PST by KittenClaws (You may have to fight a battle more than once in order to win it." - Margaret Thatcher)
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To: Zakeet

The oceans are obviously dangerous and should be drained immediately.


39 posted on 12/28/2012 9:35:04 PM PST by onedoug
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To: artichokegrower
I used to hang out at those beaches in my earlier incarnation. Hard to believe you could screw it up bad enough to drown.
40 posted on 12/28/2012 9:50:13 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: artichokegrower

Gubmint and Eco-Marxist grants let them take nice trips while we toil. Lots of their money to kill our businesses come from taxes, ironically.

Just think, if Obamao has lowered the seas like he said, maybe it would have saved her.

Peace to her family, but the irony is thick.


41 posted on 12/28/2012 9:53:15 PM PST by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers....)
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To: artichokegrower
RIP Tarbottom.


42 posted on 12/28/2012 9:56:02 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: dalereed

Well, just think! What if she had fallen off the fiscal cliff onto that beach? Woulda broke her frickin neck and even worse... Oh! and OMG=Obama Must Go!!!


43 posted on 12/28/2012 10:02:48 PM PST by SierraWasp (Conservative, constitutional & capitalistic thinking is the last refuge from pussy liberal thought!!)
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To: blueunicorn6

I think there is a bit of jungle type stuff just south of town. I didn’t go on that tour when I was there, back in the 80s, but was told that the movie Night of the Iguana was filmed at a location there.


44 posted on 12/28/2012 10:06:53 PM PST by married21
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To: artichokegrower
She thought it was all fun and games in Acapulco!


45 posted on 12/28/2012 10:06:53 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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This must have created quite a conundrum for marine life environmentalists. On the one hand, they feel vindicated by the obvious score of retribution against a foreign invader but on the other, she was one of them.
46 posted on 12/28/2012 10:11:48 PM PST by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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To: artichokegrower

She was a hypocrite who made people’s lives worse. Good riddance.


47 posted on 12/28/2012 10:39:02 PM PST by Psycho_Bunny (Thought Puzzle: Describe Islam without using the phrase "mental disorder" more than four times.)
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To: Candor7

If her bottom was tarred she shouldn’t have sank.


48 posted on 12/28/2012 10:44:17 PM PST by beelzepug ("Why bother creating wealth when you can just redistribute it?")
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To: artichokegrower

I wonder who these scum are going to sue for this?


49 posted on 12/28/2012 11:03:57 PM PST by Newtoidaho (Fight organized crime. Vote out all incumbent Democrats!)
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I wonder who these scum are going to sue for this?


50 posted on 12/28/2012 11:04:25 PM PST by Newtoidaho (Fight organized crime. Vote out all incumbent Democrats!)
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