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  • Tusker elopes with circus elephant

    08/31/2007 8:28:44 AM PDT · by DancesWithCats · 3 replies · 192+ views
    Times of India ^ | august 31st, 2007 | DancesWithCats
    30 Aug 2007, 0135 hrs IST,Debajyoti Chakraborty,TNN RANIGANJ (WB): He was tall, dark, handsome and wild at heart. She was city bred, not all that coy. And it was love at first sight. A huge tusker, straight out of the jungle, raided a circus in the wee hours of Wednesday, freed a female elephant and eloped with her to make a cosy home by a pond in Raiganj. This tale of untamed love has yet another bizarre twist: a second female elephant, said to be "very attached" to the one that fled the circus, has broken down and is grieving...
  • Circus Sued For Alleged Elephant Cruelty

    08/24/2007 4:51:44 AM PDT · by ShadowDancer · 8 replies · 507+ views
    ClickonDetroit ^ | August 24, 2007 | AP
    Circus Sued For Alleged Elephant Cruelty Circus Defends Practices, Says It Controls Animals HumanelyPOSTED: 2:18 am EDT August 24, 2007 UPDATED: 2:27 am EDT August 24, 2007 NEW YORK -- A lawsuit, seeking better treatment for circus elephants, will proceed. After seven years of legal wrangling, a federal judge rejected efforts by Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey to derail a lawsuit alleging animal cruelty. Animal rights groups said the use of sharp hooks by trainers, the routine use of chains, the separation of baby elephants from their mothers and other circus practices are violations of the Endangered Species Act....
  • How 20 girls were saved from circus slavery (Indian circuses)

    06/29/2007 1:59:32 PM PDT · by Bladerunnuh · 6 replies · 664+ views
    Telegraph UK ^ | 6-29-07 | Thomas Bell
    As a circus ringmaster Bhim Lama worked with tigers. His colleague, Ganesh Shrestha, provoked laughter around the dinner table when asked if he also trained big cats. Six of the Nepalese girls show some of the circus tricks they were forced to learn "No," he said. "Little girls." Now they have a new career, releasing the Nepalese children sold into slavery in Indian circuses. As the rescue team of a British charity, the Esther Benjamins Trust, they have freed more than 200 child acrobats. In a recent case, the two poachers turned gamekeepers travelled with 12 parents to northern India...
  • America Supports You: Military Families Enjoy Circus Fun

    04/05/2007 4:29:30 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 206+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    FAIRFAX, Va., April 5, 2007 – More than 150 servicemembers and their families spent last night enjoying circus antics for free during Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus' Military Appreciation Night. Nicole, a Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus elephant, officially welcomes members of the Defense Department’s “Why We Serve” speakers program to Military Appreciation Night the at circus held at George Mason University’s Patriot Center, April 4. Defense Dept. photo by Samantha L. Quigley  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Marines from Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va., and soldiers from Fort Belvoir, Va., got free tickets to...
  • America Supports You: Circus Honors Wounded Servicemembers

    03/23/2007 7:05:08 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 250+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, March 23, 2007 – More than 60 wounded warriors from Walter Reed Army Medical Center here and the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., spent last night clowning around at Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus’s Military Appreciation Night. Marine Corps Lt. Gen. John F. Sattler and Kenneth Feld, chairman and chief executive officer of Feld Entertainment, hold the America Supports You dog tag hanging from a show elephant at the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus show at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C., March 22. Photo by William D. Moss  (Click photo for screen-resolution...
  • BAY AREA: Local Mexicans weigh in on 'circus' south of the border

    12/02/2006 10:36:01 AM PST · by SmithL · 13 replies · 777+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 12/2/6 | Tyche Hendricks
    Mexican residents around the Bay Area watched the tense inauguration of Mexico's new President Felipe Calderon with sadness and frustration Friday, some expressing disgust that Calderon prevailed in what they called a stolen election, others dismayed by the fisticuffs and jeers as opposition lawmakers tried to impede the swearing-in ceremony. Many Mexicans who have kept an eye on the politics of their home country from here said they thought a combination of dirty campaigning and vote fraud had denied the presidency to leftist candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, who lost the election by less than 1 percent. But some said...
  • Rasmussen poll finds Perry ahead 13 points over Strayhorn

    10/11/2006 5:36:14 PM PDT · by okstate · 35 replies · 1,012+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 11 October 2006 | Scott Rasmussen
    Rick Perry (R) 34% Carole Keeton Strayhorn (I) 21% Chris Bell (D) 19% Kinky Friedman (I) 18% 500 Likely Voters Survey conducted October 9th
  • Pa-Ib a real person, but royalty?(PT Barnum Mummy)

    09/19/2006 7:58:36 PM PDT · by GinJax · 1 replies · 435+ views
    Connecticut Post ^ | 15 Sep 2006 | MEG BARONE
    BRIDGEPORT — Every day was April Fools' Day for P.T. Barnum, the renowned showman and self-proclaimed Prince of Humbugs, a title that leads to questions about the authenticity of the artifacts he left behind. After all, the Bridgeport Renaissance man gave the world the Fejee Mermaid, a fantasy creature that was one of his biggest hoaxes. But leave it to Barnum to play with people's minds, even from beyond the grave. Just as one starts to believe everything in Barnum's collection sprang from his creative genius, along come a couple of archaeological experts to authenticate Pa-Ib, an Egyptian mummy reputed...
  • Iraqi Govt removes Saddam trial judge

    09/19/2006 7:02:35 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 5 replies · 425+ views
    Iraq's Shiite-led Cabinet has removed the chief judge in the genocide trial of Saddam Hussein, accusing him of being biased towards the defendant. Judge Abdullah al-Ameri has come under fire for making a statement that Saddam was not a "dictator" during a friendly exchange with the accused at a hearing on September 14. "I can confirm he has been removed," Government spokesman Ali al-Dabbagh said. "The Government of Iraq feels the judge is no longer neutral as could be seen when he described Saddam Hussein as not being a 'dictator'," Mr Dabbagh said. Mr Dabbagh says that the decision to...
  • PETA Protests Phelps NY Circus

    08/16/2006 7:51:38 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 4 replies · 314+ views
    PHELPS-NY--The circus is coming to Phelps next week and along with the animals, clowns, and cotton candy comes controversy. PETA, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, is asking the Phelps Town Board to approve legislation that would ban bullhooks, electric prods and other devices the group says are commonly used to inflict pain on elephants. PETA Captive Exotic Animal Specialist Lisa Wathne says a video on their website shows the Carson and Barnes Circus training the elephants. 00685_PETA1.mp2     Lisa Wathne :18 Wathne says the video also reveals that a trainer wants to keeps the animal abuse out of...
  • Runaway circus kangaroo on the loose

    07/19/2006 7:21:52 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 28 replies · 840+ views
    Reuters ^ | 07/18/06
    A kangaroo is roaming the green hills of Ireland after escaping a circus near the picturesque port of Kinsale. "This kangaroo broke loose just before the show while they were bringing him from the cages to the arena. He decided to take a walk," said local farmer John Walsh on whose land the 2-year-old male, named Sydney, made his break for freedom. Circus staff launched a fruitless four-hour search following the escape on Sunday. There had since been one unconfirmed sighting of the animal, renamed "Hoppy" by locals and described as two and a half to three foot (76 to...
  • PETA GROWLS AT DICTIONARY (Webster's must change "circus" to "animal cruelty")

    06/24/2006 8:04:00 AM PDT · by Liz · 27 replies · 748+ views
    NY POST ^ | 6/24/06 | HEIDI SINGER
    PETA members are petitioning the publishers of the Webster's Dictionary to alter the definition of circus to reflect what PETA says are the miserable lives of elephants, lions and other wild animals. Merriam Webster spokesman Arthur Bicknell: "We're not a political organization whatsoever. Our job is to reflect the English language as it is actually being used."
  • PETA Protest (Goofball alert)

    06/14/2006 9:31:27 AM PDT · by BerniesFriend · 13 replies · 838+ views
    KATC TV3 NEWS (Lafayette, La.) ^ | 6/14/2006 | unknown
    PETA Protest June 14, 2006 09:06 AM CDT Around noon Tuesday there was an unusual sight in downtown Lafayette. On the corner of Jefferson and Congress, a woman painted like a tiger sat in a cage in protest. She says it's all for fair treatment of animals. As PETA volunteer Sarah Harley gets ready to take her position, a crowd begins to gather, all to see the lady in the cage. "PETA sometimes has to do shocking things to get attention and if you look around, you can tell this is bring a lot if attention. Now hopefully, less people...
  • What's grey and subject of a 6-year legal fight ?

    06/04/2006 11:38:03 AM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 1 replies · 164+ views
    Waterbury Republican-American ^ | June 4, 2006 | David Crary (A.P.)
    NEW YORK (AP) -- With their colorful headgear and repertoire of tricks, they're top-billed stars of The Greatest Show on Earth. But away from the arena, the Asian elephants used in the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus are at the heart of perhaps the most bitter animal-care fight around, one that's dragged through court for six years already and is inching toward a trial. It's a heavyweight bout, pitting America's biggest circus against some of the most influential animal-welfare groups. Ringling insists that its elephants receive state-of-the-art treatment and it's determined to keep them in its cast. Its...
  • Ringling Bros. Battles to Keep Elephants (Fighting animal rights advocates)

    06/03/2006 4:01:38 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 63 replies · 915+ views
    The Las Vegas Sun ^ | June 3, 2006 | David Crary , AP
    The Asian elephants used in the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus are at the heart of perhaps the most bitter animal-care fight around, one that's dragged through court for six years already and is inching toward a trial. Its adversaries - a group including the Humane Society of the United States, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and the Animal Welfare Institute - argue vehemently that circus life is inherently cruel to the elephants. They allege that the use of sharpened hooks by trainers, the routine use of chains, the separation of baby elephants...
  • America Supports You: Circus Brings Fitness, Fun to Military Kids

    04/28/2006 4:36:10 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 184+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Kathleen T. Rhem
    WASHINGTON, April 27, 2006 – The circus came to town today in the outdoor center courtyard of the military's headquarters. Ringling Brothers Circus clowns Christina (left) and Martha lead a group of military officers through a comic balancing exercise during a Pentagon event in recognition of National Take Your Daughters and Sons to Work Day April 27. Photo by Lexi Rhem   Clowns and other performers with Ringling Brothers Circus brought a lesson of fitness and support for the military to dozens of children accompanying their Pentagon-based parents for the National Take Your Daughters and Sons to Work Day observance....
  • LIVE! From the FReeper Canteen ~ It's Camp Run-A-Muk! ~ CIRCUS! ~ Friday, April 28, 2006!

    04/27/2006 6:33:58 PM PDT · by tomkow6 · 637 replies · 4,566+ views
    My "VOICES","kitty-katz",the Canteen Crew,John Jacob Jingle-Himmer Smith,and FRiends of the Canteen
        For the freedom you enjoyed yesterday... Thank the Veterans who served in The United States Armed Forces.   FR CANTEEN MISSION STATEMENT Showing support and boosting the morale of our military and our allies military and the family members of the above. Honoring those who have served before. Thank you, to all our military members protecting and defending the United States today. Thank you to those who have gone before, to make our country what it is today. Thank you to our Allies, who stand by our side in this endeavor. Your sacrifices are not taken for...
  • Ringling Bros. Joins 'America Supports You' in Washington

    03/30/2006 5:44:39 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 294+ views
    WASHINGTON, March 30, 2006 – Corporate support for the nation's troops means a lot, especially to their families, a former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said here last night as Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus began its annual series of performances in the nation's capital. America Supports You welcomed Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus as a corporate member during a kickoff ceremony. Michael Richter, a clown with the circus, poses in front of an ASY sign before the show in downtown Washington, D.C., March 29. Photo by Paul X. Rutz  (Click photo for screen-resolution...
  • PETA Lawsuit Against Circus Boss Dismissed

    03/15/2006 3:11:55 PM PST · by SmithL · 6 replies · 395+ views
    AP ^ | 3/15/6 | BRIAN WESTLEY
    Fairfax, Va. -- A $1.8 million lawsuit accusing a circus boss of a spy campaign against animal-rights groups was rejected by jurors Wednesday. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals had brought the civil lawsuit against Kenneth Feld, the president of Vienna, Va.-based Feld Entertainment, which owns the Ringling Bros. circus and numerous other high-profile entertainment acts, including Disney on Ice. The lawsuit contended Feld and other company executives stole sensitive documents and wiretapped the activities of Norfolk-based PETA and other groups. Feld said after the verdict that PETA's accusation "flies in the face of logic."
  • Circus or Serengeti? (Brits ban wild animals from performing in travelling circuses)

    03/11/2006 3:47:08 AM PST · by Hannah Senesh · 6 replies · 250+ views
    Daily Telegraph ^ | 11/03/2006
    Another strange decision by the Government - righting no obvious wrong and satisfying no popular demand - is the plan to ban wild animals from performing in travelling circuses. We would be all in favour of the ban, to be debated in the Lords on Tuesday, if there were any convincing evidence that lions, zebras and elephants disliked performing in public. We would support it, too, if we believed that circus owners were habitually cruel to their animals. In fact, all the evidence points the other way. Human beings cannot know exactly what goes on in a circus animal's mind...
  • Ringling Bros. circus hired private eye to infiltrate PETA, jury told

    02/28/2006 9:30:00 AM PST · by presidio9 · 23 replies · 862+ views
    The Washington Post via Seattle Times ^ | February 28, 2006 | Tom Jackman
    The Ringling Bros. circus infiltrated animal rights groups, stole sensitive internal documents and illegally wiretapped circus opponents as part of a national conspiracy to disrupt animal rights groups, a lawyer told a Fairfax County, Va., jury Monday. The allegations by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals launched a trial five years in the making. It also culminates a lengthy legal battle between PETA and Kenneth Feld, whose family has owned the circus for nearly 40 years. During opening statements, PETA accused Feld of overseeing the espionage campaign against it and other animal rights organizations. Feld's attorney responded that infiltrating...
  • Freep a poll on PETA!

    02/28/2006 4:33:22 PM PST · by dynachrome · 9 replies · 374+ views
    Hampton Roads, Va. ^ | 2-28-06 | Hamptonroads
    Does PETA have a case against the head of Ringling Bros.? (Read the Story) Yes, PETA has evidence to back its claim No, PETA just wants to close the circus down Don't know
  • America Supports You Comes to Town With the Circus

    02/13/2006 3:04:44 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 124+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Feb 12, 2006 | Samantha L. Quigley
    ATLANTA, Feb. 12, 2006 – Support for the nation's men and women in uniform took center stage as Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus opened the Atlanta portion of its tour Feb. 10. "I'd like to thank Ringling Brothers for joining the America Supports You team," Allison Barber, deputy assistant secretary of defense for public affairs, said at the show, with performers holding an "America Supports You" banner beside her. "If you're here tonight and you're in the military, I want to say, 'Thanks for your service,' and I want you to know America supports you." And Barber directed...
  • Circus Animals Inside, Protests Outside

    01/08/2006 9:03:41 PM PST · by Calpernia · 3 replies · 258+ views
    The Ledger ^ | Sunday, January 8, 2006 | By Dana Willhoit
    Circus Animals Inside, Protests Outside Fla. group dogs Ringling Bros., claiming elephants are mistreated.Bryan Wilson of the Animal Rights Foundation of Florida, left, and Dale Beaubien of Lakeland protest the treatment of elephants by the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus outside The Lakeland Center on Saturday. LAKELAND -- The clown in the bright red wig waving at passing cars Saturday afternoon was not trying to direct people to the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus show at The Lakeland Center. Bryan Wilson was holding up a large picture of an elephant's leg with a chain on it....
  • Saddam Hussein on Trial: Excerpts from Al-Jazeera TV

    12/28/2005 10:58:59 AM PST · by yoe · 17 replies · 930+ views
    MEMRI ^ | December 29, 2005 | Staff
    The following are excerpts from Saddam Hussein's remarks during several sessions of his trial. The excerpts were aired on Al-Jazeera TV in December 2005. TO VIEW THIS CLIP, VISIT: December 5, 2005 Saddam Hussein: "Your honor..." Judge: "Yes..." Saddam Hussein: "When I'm talking, you should consider me as your brother – your brother in the sense of brothers in Iraq, in the nation. I care about a death sentence even less than about an Iraqi's shoe. I'm not afraid of being executed. You know me better than all the people of the world. No one needs to talk about...
  • Throng mourns executed former gang leader at LA funeral [Tookie Williams]

    12/20/2005 3:08:07 PM PST · by TFFKAMM · 71 replies · 1,976+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 12/20/05 | PETER PRENGAMAN
    Mourners overflowed a church Tuesday for the funeral of executed murderer and Crips gang co-founder Stanley Tookie Williams, listening to eulogies by hip-hop star Snoop Dogg and Rev. Jesse Jackson and a recording of Williams urging peace. As police watched, mourners including gang members flashing hand signs gathered at the 1,500-seat Bethel AME Church in South Los Angeles and in a parking lot where a TV showed the funeral for Williams, who was executed Dec. 13 despite a celebrity-studded campaign for clemency. Snoop Dogg recited a poem, "Until We Meet Again," in which he referred to the execution. "It's nine-fifteen...
  • Stanley Tookie Williams’ Public Viewing

    12/18/2005 10:24:13 AM PST · by Kitten Festival · 88 replies · 4,612+ views
    Save Tookie ^ | Dec. 18, 2005 | Staff
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sunday, December 18, 2005 PRESS CONTACT: Jasmyne Cannick (Local Media) (323) 839-0216 LaNiece Jones (Int’l and Nat’l Media) (510) 568-5899 Viewing to Take Place on Monday, Memorial Service Slated for Tuesday LOS ANGELES - There will be a public viewing of Stanley Tookie Williams on Monday, December 19, 2005 from 3 p.m. until 9 p.m. at the House of Winston Mortuary located at 9501 South Vermont Avenue in Los Angeles. The memorial service for peacemaker Stanley Tookie Williams will take place Tuesday, December 20, 2005 at 12 noon. The service will take place at Bethel...
  • The Greatest Show in Baghdad!

    12/09/2005 5:25:53 PM PST · by ForGod'sSake · 19 replies · 573+ views
    My Computinmachine | 12/09/2005 | Yours Truly
  • Judge sanctions Ringling Bros. owner (PETA alert)

    12/09/2005 5:09:38 AM PST · by Abathar · 20 replies · 321+ views
    The Montery Herald ^ | Dec. 09, 2005 | MATTHEW BARAKAT
    FAIRFAX, Va. - A judge issued sanction Thursday against the owner of Ringling Bros. circus for filing late and incomplete documents in a lawsuit that claims that the owner had established a spy operation against animal-rights groups. The judge also ordered Kenneth Feld, chief executive and president of privately held Feld Entertainment Inc., to disclose his net worth and his most recent tax returns to PETA, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. PETA sued Feld Entertainment more than four years ago, claiming that he ran an extensive corporate espionage campaign against it and other animal-rights groups. According to PETA,...
  • Court: It does take a village when it comes to sexuality

    11/03/2005 6:19:42 AM PST · by Blood of Tyrants · 56 replies · 1,324+ views
    Worldnet Daily ^ | 11/3/2005 | Unknown
    LAW OF THE LAND Court: It does take a village when it comes to sexuality Parents 'have no due process or privacy right to override the determinations of public schools' The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled yesterday against parents who sued their local school district after their elementary-age children were given a sexually charged survey, saying there is "no fundamental right of parents to be the exclusive provider of information regarding sexual matters to their children." The three-judge panel of the full court further ruled that parents "have no due process or privacy right to override the determinations of...
  • Venezuela to seek legal action against Robertson

    08/28/2005 10:39:20 PM PDT · by Kitten Festival · 29 replies · 1,067+ views
    Reuters ^ | August 28, 2005 | Matthew Robinson
    CARACAS, Venezuela, Aug 28 (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said on Sunday his government would take legal action against Pat Robertson and potentially seek his extradition after the U.S. evangelist called for Washington to assassinate the South American leader. Robertson, who later apologized for the remark, said he was expressing his frustration with Chavez's constant accusations against the administration of President George W. Bush. "I announce that my government is going to take legal action in the United States ... to call for the assassination of a head of state is an act of terrorism." Chavez said in a...
  • Nearly naked woman protests circus

    08/24/2005 2:09:27 AM PDT · by SLB · 53 replies · 2,785+ views
    CasperStar Tribune ^ | August 24, 2005 | ANTHONY LANE
    Many drivers on Second Street slowed and turned their heads on Tuesday as they passed a "naked" woman protesting the arrival of the circus. Larry McGuire walked over with his dog Baby to find out what was happening, steering wide of the woman and another protester who was wearing a television on his chest as he went to talk with police gathered at the scene. "I've seen a lot of strange things in Wyoming, but I've never seen this," McGuire said. What was seen at the intersection of Second Street and South Walsh Drive on Tuesday was something short of...
  • 'Pulsa denura' tape sparks TV dogfight

    07/27/2005 7:52:49 AM PDT · by Alouette · 38 replies · 1,066+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | July 27, 2005
    Channel 10 Executive Producer Avi Barzilai on Wednesday repulsed the idea of broadcasting a tape of the Pulsa Denura ceremony against Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, calling the rite "a despicable ceremony by despicable people bought and broadcast by individuals who pretend to be journalists and would do anything in order to raise their ratings." "As a senior journalist," he told Army Radio, "I don't regard them as members of the profession," Barzilai continued. Israel Segal - chief editor of Channel 2's current affairs program Mishal Ham that acquired the tape for $5,000 - claimed that the moment the tape became...
  • The Supreme Court Circus is coming to town

    07/05/2005 8:12:21 AM PDT · by oldtimer2 · 5 replies · 361+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | July 5, 2005 | Thomas Lifson
    The Supreme Court circuis is coming to town Thomas Lifson July 5, 2005 The Supreme Court bans television cameras from its public sessions on the ground that it does not want its proceedings to become a “circus.” Whether the august Court likes it or not, the struggle over the replacement to be nominated for retiring Justice Sandra Day O’Connor will be a circus beyond the wildest dreams of American showman P.T. Barnum. Barnum is best remembered for supposedly saying, “There’s a sucker born every minute.” The biggest immediate political question raised by the forthcoming hearings is which political party will...
  • Republicans again seeking to split 9th Circuit (PLEASE DO!)

    06/19/2005 8:18:57 AM PDT · by SandRat · 35 replies · 953+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | June 19, 2005 | unattributed
    LOS ANGELES - Congressional Republicans are hoping yet again to split the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which covers nine Western states and has issued some rulings to the dismay of conservatives. The Republicans say a breakup is the best way to reduce the circuit's caseload. Sen. John Ensign, R-Nev., plans this week to introduce a bill to split the circuit into three parts. Rep. Mike Simpson, R-Idaho, has already introduced legislation this year that would create at least one, if not two, new appellate courts for the area, which includes Arizona. "The situation is continuing to get worse...
  • At politically correct circus, big cats aren't

    04/29/2005 6:50:59 AM PDT · by wjersey · 5 replies · 321+ views
    OrlandoSentinel ^ | 4/29/2005 | Mike Lafferty
    Remember the elephants at the circus? The tigers? The horses? Great. Just remember it well, because if you have young kids there is a good chance that wild circus animals will become the stuff of legend for them. The Cole Bros. Circus, which winters in DeLand, began its 2005 tour without wild animals -- most likely a first in the circus' 121-year history. No elephants. No tigers. No horses. Just eight house cats that jump through hoops, walk on wires and leap from a platform under the direction of a "Soviet Sorceress." No doubt the cat act is very entertaining,...
  • Nazi monkeys in WWll celebrations

    04/25/2005 3:34:33 PM PDT · by Rakkasan1 · 16 replies · 598+ views
    annanova ^ | 4-25-05 | annanova staff
    A Russian circus plans to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the end of the Second World War by having monkeys dressed as Nazis. Anatoly Marchevsky, director of the Yekaterinburg circus, said he had first wanted leopards to be the Nazis but that it was easier to design and fit costumes for monkeys. "You can't dress a horse like a Nazi. Leopards are carnivores and they fit ideally when it comes to representing aggressors. People see Nazis as beasts anyway," Marchevsky said. According to Mosnews, the wartime re-enactments will feature both people and animals. To mark the taking of the Reichstag,...
  • Woman Goes Topless To Protest Circus

    04/25/2005 11:31:07 AM PDT · by kingattax · 91 replies · 5,207+ views
    PHILADELPHIA -- An animal rights protester went topless Wednesday to expose what she alleged was animal abuse at the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus. The half-naked woman from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals handcuffed herself to the Gallery Mall in Center City Philadelphia. The circus is at the Spectrum in South Philadelphia through May 1. Brandi Ballad wore shackles and fake scars to depict what she said was reality for circus animals. What she wasn't wearing was a top to go with her black panties. "I want people to know that every time they buy a...
  • Woman Exposes Herself To Protest Circus("sort of" nude protest alert)

    04/21/2005 3:29:27 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 62 replies · 3,163+ views
    NBC | April 20, 2005
    A protester used unusual tactics on Wednesday to expose what she alleged animal abuse at the Ringling Brothers circus: she exposed herself. The half-naked woman from the animal-rights group PETA handcuffed herself to the Gallery Mall in Center City Philadelphia. The circus is currently at the Spectrum in South Philadelphia. Brandi Ballad wore shackles and fake scars to depict what she said was reality for circus animals. What she wasn't wearing was a top to go with her black panties "I want people to know that every time they buy a ticket to Ringling Brothers, they are paying people to...
  • The Schindlers' Train

    04/01/2005 10:01:00 AM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 67 replies · 2,135+ views
    LA Times ^ | 4/1/05 | OP-ED
    Terri Schiavo's parents turned her death into a three-ring circus. We don't question their love for their daughter and their grief at her passing, but one has to wonder why they allowed everyone from Randall Terry to Tom DeLay to Jesse Jackson to intrude into their family's tragedy. Robert and Mary Schindler did not protest as fringe right-to-life groups exploited their daughter's image. They generated a sad, made-for-cable-TV spectacle and fed it with edited video footage from their daughter's hospice bed and sinister accusations about Michael Schiavo. In the last few days, the Schindlers also agreed to allow some of...

    03/28/2005 3:57:25 PM PST · by Calpernia · 71 replies · 3,277+ views
    Art Ukraine Newsletter ^ | 3/26/05 | By Stephen Smith
    She is a national hero in her homeland, hailed for plucking her little sister from their family home as it was consumed by flames. Now, Nastya Ovchar, her body burned extensively during the rescue of her sister, lies in a room at Shriners Burns Hospital Boston, half a world away from her home in the Ukraine. If they made a movie about Nastya, they could well call it ''The President and the Little Girl," for it was the intervention of a national leader who had endured his own share of physical suffering that assured the 5-year- old could receive lifesaving...
  • Cold War Spy Movies. Sir Alec Guinness in "Tinker,Tailor,Soldier, Spy" & "Smiley's People".

    03/14/2005 8:23:25 PM PST · by Captain Peter Blood · 35 replies · 846+ views
    Myself | 03-14-2005 | Captain Peter Blood
    Spent the weekend watching back to back DVDs of John Le Carre's "Tinker,Tailor,Soldier,Spy" & "Smiley's People", both starring the Great Sir Alec Guinness. I had not seen either in quite awhile and thought I would rent both to see again. What a tour de force for Guinness playing British Master Spy George Smiley. This really is what good drama is and I was on the edge of my seat watching both of these as Smiley is tracking his Arch Nemesis Karla of Moscow Center. Reminded me growing up of all the great spy films there was durng the Cold War....
  • Turn of Century Circus Pictures

    02/20/2005 3:02:09 PM PST · by Brainhose · 8 replies · 749+ views
    Lake Titicaca ^ | Two Days From Right Now | Chad Dangling
    My Pappy who is very ill from ALS gave me these pictures, so I made this website in honor.Circus PicturesClick on the 'Tabs' across the top for navigation. Click on any thumbnail to enter navigation :)Constructive criticism is alwasyswelcome :) Brainhose Keeping The faith Dad! Hope you're loggen on.
  • Article: Tax Payer Sponsored Terrorism?

    02/02/2005 9:15:16 PM PST · by BullRidingLawyer · 372+ views ^ | 2/3/2005 | Jason Van Dyke
    Please see: This is an article I wrote on PETA for all who are interested. Its public domain; feel free to distribute it or publish it anywhere.
  • Startling New Details Uncovered on Arafat Death

    12/03/2004 9:10:28 AM PST · by stevejackson · 8 replies · 1,732+ views ^ | December 3, 2004 | Andrew L. Jaffee
    (For fans of Monty Python's Flying Circus) The AP* has uncovered startling new details on the death of Palestinian Authority President Yasser Arafat following an assiduous investigation. The AP* recently obtained highly classified documents from an as-yet unidentified member of the CIA*. Those documents revealed that Arafat was literally scared to death while lying in hospital when a giant hedgehog peered into his private room’s window. Witnesses, who wish to remain anonymous, have identified the enormous rodent as Spiny Norman, the long-time nemesis of Britain’s notorious arch-criminal, Dinsdale Piranha. The CIA* operative, who previously worked for the UK’s MI5* was...
  • Emmett Kelly Jr. puts away the red nose and face paint (Sadness)

    11/09/2004 3:38:29 PM PST · by SandRat · 17 replies · 1,679+ views
    Sierra Vista Herald, Sierra Vista Arizona ^ | 11/09/04 | MICHAEL SULLIVAN
    TOMBSTONE - The folks in Tombstone love to find reasons for a party, so it comes as no surprise that the birthday of one of its adopted sons, Emmett Kelly Jr., is cause for three days of celebration this weekend. Kelly turns 80 on Friday, and the celebration begins at noon with a hot dog and beer party at Helldorado Town, down at the end of Fourth Street. A full lineup of events will run until midnight, and the public is invited to participate in most of them. After 44 years of entertaining others, the former clown deserves to be...
  • Cartoons: Send In The Clowns (Kerry & Edwards)

    09/28/2004 9:47:50 AM PDT · by opineapple · 4 replies · 892+ views
    Aren't they rich? Aren't they a pair? The Kerry Circus Clowns Kerry And Hardy Clowns Kerry And Kennedy
  • CBS memo adds to circus atmosphere

    09/28/2004 6:22:52 AM PDT · by ancientart · 23 replies · 1,351+ views
    Aberdeen American News ^ | 9/28/04 | Ken Blanchard
    I always expect a presidential election to be something of a circus, and this one is no exception. In one ring you have John Kerry trying to balance his positions on Iraq. In another President Bush is juggling his own sentences. Each has a team of clowns ready to rush out to explain what the candidate meant to say. I call that the greatest show on earth. But I wasn't prepared for what took center ring on Sept. 8 - 60 Minutes II ran one of its trademark exposes on George W. Bush's days in the Air National Guard. The...
  • What Researchers Might Learn From the Flea Circus

    08/31/2004 7:26:20 AM PDT · by OESY · 284+ views
    New York Times ^ | August 31, 2004 | JAMES GORMAN
    I have to admit that the first sentence caught my eye. It's not often that you find a scientific article that begins, "Can relief from pain be a pleasure?" When I started reading, however, I soon discovered that this was not research in the long and honorable tradition of Kinsey. There wasn't a dominatrix to be found. No one dressed in leather. In fact there was no sex at all. You can imagine my relief. Instead of some lurid tale of domination and submission, the article was all about fruit flies - their pain, their pleasure and what neurological pathways...
  • Denver Voters to Decide on Circus Visits

    08/09/2004 11:40:30 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 5 replies · 561+ views
    aolnews ^ | 8/9/04 | CATHERINE TSAI
    DENVER (Aug. 9) - Fifteen-year-old Heather Herman, who wears leather and eats meat, is an unlikely animal rights activist. Yet largely due to her, Denver voters will decide this week whether to allow the circus to come to town. Herman contends the animals aren't meant to travel the country caged or in train cars, performing for audiences on cue. Her push to petition for a law ensuring abuse-free circuses rather than just passing out leaflets took some supporters by surprise. "I guess you get jaded when you get older," said Ashley Soard, formerly of Rocky Mountain Animal Defense and now...