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Green Wealth: Funding the Enemy
CNSNews.com ^ | February 13, 2003 | Alan Caruba

Posted on 02/14/2003 7:06:48 AM PST by Stand Watch Listen

Green and animal rights organizations do not subsist on the sale of calendars, books, and stuffed animals. They are wealthy beyond the comprehension of most Americans and others who support them in the belief they are "protecting the environment" and saving animals from "cruelty" and "extinction."

You will be astonished to learn that there are more than 4,000 environmental groups in America today. "And the number is growing," warns Ron Arnold of the Center for the Defense of Free Enterprise, "and they are really out to get you." Worse, they have the clout and the money to do it." They use it to lobby and support members of Congress to initiate legislation harmful to the interests of all Americans.

Hugo Gurdon of the Competitive Enterprise Institute, in a recent National Post article, noted, "The 12 biggest environmental pressure groups in the United States enjoy combined annual revenues of $1.95 billion, according to the latest Internal Revenue Service figures. Only 725 of the United States' 20 million companies can boast such magnificent cash flow."

"Among the green dozen are some-Nature Conservancy ($731 million) and the Wildlife Conservation Council ($311 million)-that are merely left-of-center. But there are genuinely extreme organizations-the World Wildlife fund ($118 million) and the Sierra Club ($73 million)-that militate aggressively against the free market and attack property rights to the detriment of the economy and the majority of ordinary people," said Gurdon.

Arnold has written several excellent books on this topic that demonstrate how the Natural Resources Defense Council, the Environmental Working Group, and the Rainforest Action Network, have a long record of activities that undermine entire industries and the welfare of the nation's mining, ranching and farming enterprises.

In the case of the animal rights groups, Arnold has documented how People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is a case history of IRS tax law violations, stolen trade secrets, advocated arson, and assaulted business executives.

The Greens and the Animal Rights groups use every protection afforded by the Constitution and every loophole in our legal and IRS codes to pursue their war on capitalism, property rights, and the welfare of this nation. They are a Socialist Taliban.

Americans for Medical Progress, a group that monitors the Animal Rights movement that opposes the use of animals for medical research, recently released information concerning the wealth of some of the leading groups. PETA's annual budget is $13,499,614. It has net assets worth $4,480,988. It heavily underwrites the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine whose budget runs $2,915,847.

The American Anti-Vivisection Society has assets in excess of $11,561,737 and an annual budget of $1.2 million. The Fund for Animals has net assets in excess of $189,438,862 and runs an annual budget of more than $5.6 million. Defense of Animals is worth $1,483,334. There are others that include the Animal Welfare Institute, the Animal Legal Defense Fund, the Doris Day Animal League, and the Humane Society of the United States.

The Greens are leading the battle against genetically modified foods, a scientific breakthrough that promises to end famine. They are behind the US government's former forest management policies that have led to years of catastrophic fires. Within the passed few weeks the Bush administration has announced the revisions necessary to thwart this menace. Through their use of the Endangered Species Act and other "environmental" legislation, they fund the attack on property rights, the keystone of the American economy. They have undermined the training of our nation's military through such laws as well.

While our attention is focused on the threat of the global Islamic Jihad, we also have to keep an eye on these groups. The threat of the Earth Liberation Front and the Animal Liberal Front is international in scope and increasing daily here on the home front. They have begun to use violence against individuals to achieve their goals. In the past, they have specialized in arson and vandalism, some of which has destroyed years of scientific research for the benefit of humans, animals and protection of natural resources such as our forests.

You can learn the facts by visiting sites such as undueinfluence.com and ranamuck.org, which are provided by the Center for the Defense of Free Enterprise. In the interest of full disclosure, I am an adjunct scholar of the CDFE.

The next time someone buys a Sierra Club calendar or gets a slick brochure asking for a donation to these causes, that money will fund the enemies of America.

(Alan Caruba writes "Warning Signs," a weekly column posted at the Internet site of The National Anxiety Center.)


Alan Caruba






TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Editorial; Government
KEYWORDS: biofraud; enviralists; globalwarminghoax; greenfifthcolumn; landgrab

1 posted on 02/14/2003 7:06:48 AM PST by Stand Watch Listen
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To: Stand Watch Listen
Old news. It's been well known for years that one of the biggest growth industries has been the environmental protection movement. Just wait until one of these NPOs changes its status and files for an IPO - their stock will shoot through the roof.
2 posted on 02/14/2003 7:09:56 AM PST by Snerfling
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To: Stand Watch Listen; Grampa Dave; EBUCK
They are behind the US government's former forest management policies that have led to years of catastrophic fires. Within the passed few weeks the Bush administration has announced the revisions necessary to thwart this menace.

Check this out guys.

3 posted on 02/14/2003 7:26:47 AM PST by BOBTHENAILER (Just like Black September. One by one, we're gonna get 'em.)
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To: BOBTHENAILER
Alan Caruba is an old friend of mine. He receives a monthly donation from me just like Free Republic does.

Alan has been trying to let the world know about the reality of the Green Talibaners for at least a decade.
4 posted on 02/14/2003 7:36:22 AM PST by Grampa Dave (Stamp out Freepathons! Stop being a Freep Loader! Become a monthly donor!)
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To: BOBTHENAILER; *Enviralists; *Global Warming Hoax; *landgrab; *biofraud
indexing

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5 posted on 02/14/2003 7:38:04 AM PST by Stand Watch Listen
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To: madfly; farmfriend
Someone last week (I believe) posted an article/thread which cited an Oregonian Article that many of the radical green enviralist organizations are really hurting for money this year.

If either of you posted that article, would you please freepmail me the link. I can't find it, and the Oregonian has removed it from their search list.
6 posted on 02/14/2003 7:39:51 AM PST by Grampa Dave (Stamp out Freepathons! Stop being a Freep Loader! Become a monthly donor!)
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To: Stand Watch Listen
Thanks for this great job of indexing these articles of truth about the Watermelon Jihadists in America and around the world.
7 posted on 02/14/2003 7:41:59 AM PST by Grampa Dave (Stamp out Freepathons! Stop being a Freep Loader! Become a monthly donor!)
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To: Stand Watch Listen; EBUCK
Ebuck, some great data here and you should index SWL's great index of the reality versus the Bravo Sierra of the Watermelon Jehadists in SWL's reply #5 on this thread.
8 posted on 02/14/2003 7:45:52 AM PST by Grampa Dave (Stamp out Freepathons! Stop being a Freep Loader! Become a monthly donor!)
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To: Grampa Dave
I didn't post it, nor do I remember it.

Here are the current bump lists for landgrab and Enviralists.

Enviralists

landgrab

Bump list register.

9 posted on 02/14/2003 7:57:54 AM PST by farmfriend ( Isaiah 55:10,11)
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To: farmfriend
Thanks!
10 posted on 02/14/2003 8:02:49 AM PST by Grampa Dave (Stamp out Freepathons! Stop being a Freep Loader! Become a monthly donor!)
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To: Stand Watch Listen
bttt
11 posted on 02/14/2003 8:13:55 AM PST by lodwick ( Happy Valentine's Day yall)
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To: Grampa Dave; Stand Watch Listen
SWL....do you mind if I post those articles under the archives heading on my site?

G'Pa, thanks for the heads up.
12 posted on 02/14/2003 9:21:53 AM PST by EBUCK (FIRE!....rounds downrange! http://www.azfire.org)
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To: EBUCK
I thought that his great indexing would be a good fit in your site.
13 posted on 02/14/2003 9:27:37 AM PST by Grampa Dave (Stamp out Freepathons! Stop being a Freep Loader! Become a monthly donor!)
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To: EBUCK
No, not at all. Post and link them all. Just glad that someone is utilizing the information.

I have some more current articles/links to add to my 'related articles' {re:environmentalism] links list.


14 posted on 02/14/2003 9:29:17 AM PST by Stand Watch Listen
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To: EBUCK

15 posted on 02/14/2003 9:34:02 AM PST by Grampa Dave (Stamp out Freepathons! Stop being a Freep Loader! Become a monthly donor!)
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To: Stand Watch Listen
Can you email me the formatted copy after you update it?

I'll post it ASAP which is technically Tuesday or so. Moving this wekend, bought "the farm".
16 posted on 02/14/2003 9:50:19 AM PST by EBUCK (FIRE!....rounds downrange! http://www.azfire.org)
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To: Grampa Dave
Excelent fit. And will give some meat to the archives since I've been so lax in getting news posted....I've got way too many irons in the Fire.
17 posted on 02/14/2003 9:51:11 AM PST by EBUCK (FIRE!....rounds downrange! http://www.azfire.org)
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To: EBUCK
Good luck on the move and concentrate on that.

We will all be here after you get moved in.

So are you moving to a farm?
18 posted on 02/14/2003 9:53:03 AM PST by Grampa Dave (Stamp out Freepathons! Stop being a Freep Loader! Become a monthly donor!)
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To: Grampa Dave
Yup, 10.25 acres of pasture land. Out of the way by a "country" mile or so....we're very happy to say the least.

19 posted on 02/14/2003 10:05:56 AM PST by EBUCK (FIRE!....rounds downrange! http://www.azfire.org)
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To: EBUCK
Sounds good, and I hope that you and your family have many happy years there.
20 posted on 02/14/2003 10:23:56 AM PST by Grampa Dave (Stamp out Freepathons! Stop being a Freep Loader! Become a monthly donor!)
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To: Grampa Dave
Sounds good, and I hope that you and your family have many happy years there.

That is the plan my friend. And I love it when a plan comes together....


21 posted on 02/14/2003 10:32:21 AM PST by EBUCK (FIRE!....rounds downrange! http://www.azfire.org)
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To: EBUCK
Enjoy it!
22 posted on 02/14/2003 10:37:37 AM PST by Grampa Dave (Stamp out Freepathons! Stop being a Freep Loader! Become a monthly donor!)
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To: EBUCK
If your farm is in Michigan, look out for the hateful anti-private property Michigan Department of Environmental Quality. MDEQ is the new home of the SA in Michigan.
23 posted on 02/14/2003 11:10:36 AM PST by RushLake
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To: RushLake
bttt
24 posted on 02/15/2003 2:47:47 PM PST by madfly
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To: backhoe; madfly; Stand Watch Listen; brityank; OldFriend; Grampa Dave; editor-surveyor; ...
bump
25 posted on 02/17/2003 1:48:52 PM PST by Tailgunner Joe (God Armeth The Patriot)
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To: Tailgunner Joe; Eaker; habs4ever; Ditter; shaggy eel; OperationFreedom; dorben; Son of Rooster; ...
The Greens and the Animal Rights groups use every protection afforded by the Constitution and every loophole in our legal and IRS codes to pursue their war on capitalism, property rights, and the welfare of this nation. They are a Socialist Taliban.

OH man so perfectly said!

26 posted on 02/17/2003 3:52:19 PM PST by Terriergal (Going to war without the French is like going deer hunting without an accordion.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Stop the attacks on our Freedoms by the wacko, extreme left-wing, lunatic fringe, dirt worshipping Green Jihadist, enviro-nazis terrorist's and their toadies in the media!

Protect The Forest...Eradicate The Greenies!

Fighting Irresponsible Radical Environmentalism!

Freedom Is Worth Fighting For!

Be Well - Be Armed - Be Safe - Molon Labe!
27 posted on 02/17/2003 5:33:07 PM PST by blackie
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To: Tailgunner Joe
BTTT!!!!!!
28 posted on 02/18/2003 3:04:05 AM PST by E.G.C.
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To: Terriergal; Stand Watch Listen
I'm slacking big time . How this 1 got by me is a mystery .
Excellent find SWL . Thanks for the knock T ! It's a keeper .
29 posted on 02/18/2003 7:07:43 AM PST by Ben Bolt
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