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  • CBC Fails to Mention Discovery Channel Gunman was an Environmental Activist

    09/06/2010 4:54:27 AM PDT · by topher · 16 replies ^ | September 3, 2010 | By Patrick B. Craine
    Friday September 3, 2010 CBC Fails to Mention Discovery Channel Gunman was an Environmental Activist By Patrick B. CraineSeptember 3, 2010 ( – A Canadian pro-life leader has lambasted the CBC and its flagship news show The National for what he says was its extreme bias in covering this week’s hostage-taking in Maryland by an environmental extremist.In their Wednesday night coverage of James J. Lee’s enviro-terrorism at the Discovery Communications building in Silver Springs, Maryland, The National failed to mention Lee’s environmental motivations and wrapped up the piece in 45 seconds.“Imagine how differently they’d treat it if Lee was...
  • 3 hostages safe, gunman shot, killed at Discovery

    09/01/2010 3:07:31 PM PDT · by Dacula · 36 replies
    WTOP ^ | September 1, 2010 - 5:43pm | wtop
    SILVER SPRING, Md. - Montgomery County Police have shot and killed a gunman who held several people hostage in the Discovery Communications building in Silver Spring for nearly four hours Wednesday.
  • Dog's eco-footprint a Hummer, study says

    11/02/2009 1:16:05 PM PST · by XHogPilot · 23 replies · 1,517+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | 2 Nov, 2009 | Mark Rahner
    Thanks for killing the planet, dog owners. Well, that's a rough paraphrase of a New Zealand study that claims a medium-size dog leaves a larger ecological footprint than an SUV. In "Time to Eat the Dog? The Real Guide to Sustainable Living," authors Robert and Brenda Vale argue that resources required to feed a dog — including the amount of land needed to feed the animals that go into its food — give it about twice the eco-footprint of, say, building and fueling a Toyota Land Cruiser. Noting that a cat's pawprint was roughly equivalent to a Volkswagen Golf's, "New...
  • Crackpot John Holdren will become Obama's science adviser

    12/20/2008 11:34:14 AM PST · by jsh3180 · 10 replies · 1,040+ views
    the reference frame ^ | friday, december 19, 2008 | Lubos Motl
    Science magazine reports that John Holdren, a professional environmental judgment day doomsayer, is going to become Barack Obama's top science adviser. See also NY Times Tierney Lab: Flawed science advice for Obama? John Holdren is the ultimate example of the pseudointellectual impurities that have recently flooded universities and academies throughout the Western world. Population growth means death Do you want to know what is his specialization? Well, look at his publication list at No, he hasn't found anything about laser cooling, like Steven Chu, despite his PhD in plasma physics. Instead, he has only written 3 very well-known texts...
  • Ojai has a love-hate relationship with 'Pastie Lady'

    04/27/2008 10:47:14 PM PDT · by george76 · 30 replies · 362+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | April 26, 2008 | Catherine Saillant
    With athletic grace, Ojai's "Pastie Lady," a self-described social artist and environmental activist... Moss may face a misdemeanor charge for taking off her clothes, down to pasties and G-string, outside the city's Catholic church on Easter Sunday, as parishioners were leaving morning Mass. "She took that opportunity to make her statement, and she appeared nude to most people," said Ojai Police Chief Bruce Norris. "We got several calls." Moss now says that going to the church was "poor judgment on my behalf." She chose Easter Mass, she said, because "there are so many bad people who are hurting and destroying...
  • Nudity activist will parade ... on sidewalks (Pastie lady from Ojai)

    06/26/2008 10:54:26 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 30 replies · 357+ views
    Mail Tribune ^ | June 26, 2008 | John Darling
    'I'm not trying to get attention. I'm here standing up for liberty'Declaring that she is standing up for individual liberty on Independence Day, near-nude rollerblader Jen Moss says she will go topless wearing a G-string and the crown of Lady Liberty at Ashland's Fourth of July parade, but will stay on sidewalks and other areas where she isn't banned. The Ashland Chamber of Commerce, sponsor of the annual parade, has received overwhelming support for its decision not to approve Moss' application to participate, said chamber spokeswoman Katharine Flanagan. The chamber's parade permit gives it control of Main Street, Siskiyou Boulevard...
  • SUV firebomber gets 12 years

    07/26/2007 6:26:52 AM PDT · by george76 · 38 replies · 1,376+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | July 26, 2007
    A man who set firebombs in seven large SUVs last March pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 12 years in prison Wednesday. Grant Barnes... using the methods of the eco-terrorist group Earth Liberation Front... When Barnes was arrested, police found a box of seven of the devices in the back of his car. Police said they are replicas of bombs shown on ELF's Web site.
  • No jail for Flagstaff eco-saboteur

    06/29/2007 6:23:42 PM PDT · by george76 · 36 replies · 1,081+ views
    The 73-year-old man who strung heavy cables across a trail on the San Francisco Peaks that clotheslined a motorcyclist won't be going to jail. J.D. Protiva will receive supervised probation for one year after pleading guilty to three counts of felony endangerment in a case in which a motorcyclist hit one of the cables and was thrown from his bike in September. He was also banned from the Coconino National Forest. Protiva was sentenced Tuesday after telling a Coconino County Superior Court judge he had gone too far in a frustrating attempt to ban motorcycles and protect nesting sites for...
  • Bond reduced in SUV firebombing case ( ELF or ALF ? )

    05/24/2007 4:10:48 PM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies · 700+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | May 24, 2007 | Sue Lindsay
    A Denver judge halved the bond today for a suspected eco-terrorist accused of setting firebombs in large SUVs after his father, a Colorado Springs lawyer, agreed to post the bond. Bond for Grant Barnes, 24, was reduced from $200,000 to $100,000 after defense attorney Phil Cherner told the judge that Barne’s father, Thomas Barnes, a former deputy district attorney in El Paso County, would ensure that his son appears in court. Prosecutor Ryan Younggren said he and the victims objected to a bond reduction because Grant Barnes might plant more firebombs if he gets out. Grant Barnes, suspected of using...
  • 4 Indicted In Vail Resort Eco-Terrorism ( New Arson Charges )

    05/19/2006 10:06:29 AM PDT · by george76 · 40 replies · 1,175+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | May 19, 2006 | Associated Press
    A federal grand jury in Denver has indicted four people on eight counts of arson for a series of eco-terrorism fires set at the Vail ski area in 1998. Those indicted are: Chelsea Dawn Gerlach, 29, Stanislas Gregory Meyerhoff, 28, Josephine Sunshine Overaker, 31, and Rebecca Jeanette Rubin, 33. Gerlach and Meyerhoff are presently in federal custody in Oregon, facing separate arson charges. The whereabouts of Overaker and Rubin are unknown. The Two Elks Lodge and other structures on Vail Mountain were burned to the ground on Oct. 19, 1998. Damage was estimated at $12 million. A group called the...
  • 3 Indicted in Calif. on Ecoterror Charges

    01/26/2006 7:14:13 AM PST · by george76 · 14 replies · 809+ views
    Associated Press ^ | DON THOMPSON
    Three environmental activists were cooking up plastic explosives and had planned to test a device the day they were arrested, federal prosecutors alleged Wednesday as they indicted them. The three face five to 20 years in federal prison if they are convicted of conspiring to use fire or explosives to damage property. The suspects planned assaults this spring in the name of the Earth Liberation Front, a 'loosey-goosey, sort of mist-of-the-fog kind of an organization' of environmental activists, U.S. Attorney McGregor Scott said. Eric McDavid, 28, Zachary Jensen, 20, and Lauren Weiner, 20, remain in jail. They could enter a...
  • Ecoterror suspect released on bond

    01/19/2006 5:02:55 PM PST · by george76 · 121 replies · 3,675+ views
    Arizona Daily Sun ^ | 01/18/2006 | LARRY HENDRICKS
    After a delay of nearly a month, a Flagstaff woman accused of being connected with the 1998 firebombing of a logging company in Oregon has been released from jail. Kendall Tankersley, 28, also known as Sarah Harvey, was released from an Oregon jail Jan. 10 on $150,000 bond. She is back in Flagstaff, ready to begin taking two classes at Northern Arizona University. Tankersley, a former employee at the university, was indicted in November by a federal grand jury in Oregon. She is accused of attempted arson and arson, acting as a lookout, in connection with a fire at U.S....
  • Endangered Species Act [TESRA - H.R. 2834] A Step Backward

    09/24/2005 9:42:51 AM PDT · by hombre_sincero · 10 replies · 1,034+ views
    Focus on Freedom ^ | September 23, 2005 | James Buchal
    ESA Reform Bill [TESRA - H.R. 2834] Is A Step BackwardJames Buchal - September 23, 2005 The latest attempt to reform the Endangered Species Act (the Act), H.R. 3824, titled "The Threatened and Endangered Species Reform Act," or TESRA, contains positive features. However, this bill would make Section 7 of the Act even worse. This Section of the Act looms above all others for the carnage it has caused throughout the West. Section 7 of the Act declares that federal agencies must avoid taking action that would "jeopardize the continued existence of listed species."  Lawsuits filed under Section 7...
  • Brother defends killer shark

    07/12/2004 12:46:58 AM PDT · by ambrose · 23 replies · 1,272+ views
    News24 ^ | 7.12.04
    Brother defends killer shark 12/07/2004 08:21 - (SA) Perth, Australia - The brother of a surfer killed in a shark attack off the West Australian coast at the weekend appealed to the authorities on Monday not to kill the maneater. A helicopter and a boat were used in the hunt by fisheries authorities for two large sharks involved in the attack that killed Bradley Smith, 29, in the Indian Ocean south of Gracetown, near Margaret River, on Saturday. But Stephen Smith said his brother had died doing what he loved best, and he believed killing the shark would be "an...
  • Police arrest one of FBI's Most Wanted

    03/15/2004 7:16:47 PM PST · by B Knotts · 21 replies · 432+ views
    Victoria Times-Colonist/ ^ | 03/15/04 | CP-AP/Hudson Mack
    Fugitive U.S. environmental radical arrested in Victoria for shopliftingWith reporting by Hudson Mack VICTORIA (CP-AP) - A fugitive U.S. radical environmentalist, charged with setting fire to logging and cement trucks in 2001, has been arrested in Victoria. Michael Scarpitti was arrested Saturday for allegedly trying to shoplift some bolt-cutters, said Robert Jordan, the FBI's special agent in charge in Portland, Ore. ... Scarpitti was struggling with security at a Canadian Tire store Saturday when police arrived. "Upon taking him back to police headquarters it would appear he had no identification on him and refused to co-operate with the police...
  • Arrest warrant issued in Chiron, Shaklee bombings (ECO-TERROR)

    10/09/2003 6:17:56 PM PDT · by MikalM · 32 replies · 260+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 10/09/03 | Stacy Finz, Jaxon Van Derbeken and Pamela J. Podger
    <p>Federal officials have filed an arrest warrant for a 25-year-old Sonoma man in connection with pre-dawn bombings at two Bay Area companies in August and September.</p> <p>The FBI and the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) have asked the public to be on the lookout for Daniel Andreas San Diego, who they say is armed and dangerous.</p>
  • Senator proposes boost in fuel standard (DICK Durbin)

    07/27/2003 8:13:31 PM PDT · by Dan from Michigan · 25 replies · 231+ views
    AP ^ | 7-27-03 | Brandon Loomis
    Senator proposes boost in fuel standard By BRANDON LOOMIS The Associated Press 7/27/2003, 6:16 p.m. ET (AP) — CHICAGO — Sen. Dick Durbin said Sunday he will propose legislation toughening fuel efficiency standards for American automakers, though he acknowledges he'll face strong opposition in the Senate this week. Durbin said he will propose this week a standard of 40 miles per gallon by the year 2015 as an amendment to a national energy bill, including sport-utility vehicles. Currently U.S. automakers are required to have an average fleet efficiency of 27.5 miles per gallon, with SUVs exempted as light trucks. The...
  • Streisand sues web site, says privacy violated (more on the hypocrisy and 1st amendment issue)

    05/31/2003 9:25:02 PM PDT · by risk · 23 replies · 345+ views
    Mercury News ^ | May 30, 2003 | Paul Rogers
    <p>Barbra Streisand thinks that people, people who fly past her house with cameras, are the nosiest people in the world.</p> <p>Claiming her privacy was violated, the diva actress and singer has filed a $10 million lawsuit against Silicon Valley millionaire and environmentalist Ken Adelman. The suit demands that he remove an aerial photograph of her oceanfront Malibu mansion from his Web site, .</p>
  • Eco-Nut: 'Terrorism Can Be OK'

    01/08/2003 10:47:14 PM PST · by freepatriot32 · 29 replies · 1,101+ views
    the center for consumer freedom ^ | 1.8.03 | center for consumer freedom
    Craig Rosebraugh, the former Earth Liberation Front (ELF) “spokesperson” who invoked the Fifth Amendment over 50 times during a Congressional hearing last year, is far more open and candid with Portland’s Willamette Week. “Terrorism can be OK” and “can be justified,” Rosebraugh now says. Whether you agree with Rosebraugh or not, the ELF is certainly contributing a good deal of terror to the equation. Early New Year’s Day, ELF vandals firebombed four new sport utility vehicles on an auto dealership’s lot near Erie, Pennsylvania. The site was just miles away from a mink farm where ELF, along with the Animal...