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  • USDA Threatens Small Business Owner with $450,000 in Fines [Last year bunnies, this year hamsters!]

    08/02/2012 3:33:54 PM PDT · by Da Bilge Troll · 7 replies
    Bob McCarty blog ^ | July 31, 2012 | Bob McCarty
    Without much fanfare, Dean Moyer has raised gerbils and hamsters for 12 years. He’s sold them to distributors who, in turn, have sold them to pet store owners across the country. Chances are good that the pet hamster your neighbor’s kid always carries in his hand came from Moyer’s Sand Valley Farms, Inc. But that could change soon if the folks at the USDA have their way. “Basically, the USDA just wants me to close up,” Moyer said. “They just want me to get out of the hamster business.” During the week of July 15, Moyer received a “really thick...
  • Richard Gere Praises Self-Immolating Monks

    01/12/2012 4:59:28 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 20 replies
    ecorazzi.com ^ | 12 Jan 2012 | lindastcyr
    Recently, there has been an uprising of protests by Tibetan monks over China’s occupation of Tibet and the exile of the Dalai Lama. The protests are not done with signs and chanting but with self-immolation or the act of burning oneself alive. Richard Gere has praised the actions of the Buddhists monks calling them “a pure act.” Gere, a long-time Buddhist, says, “It all really comes down to motivation. I mean none of these self-immolators have harmed anybody else. It is totally a self-sacrifice for their people, for others. So on that level it’s a pure act. But I think...
  • Governor Brown Signs Legislation - SB 48 - homosexual-bisexual-transsexual "role models"

    07/14/2011 12:17:37 PM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 103 replies · 1+ views
    Perverts ^ | 14 July 2011 | Governor Jerry Brown; Senator Mark Leno
    7-14-2011 SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. announced today that he has signed the following bill: • SB 48 by Senator Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) – Pupil instruction: prohibition of discriminatory content.
  • Administration supports lesbian employee's case (Arguing to overturn DOMA)

    07/02/2011 4:34:34 PM PDT · by markomalley · 95 replies · 1+ views
    AP/Yahoo ^ | 7/2/11
    In a strongly worded legal brief, the Obama administration has said the federal act that defines marriage as being between a man and a woman was motivated by hostility toward gays and lesbians and is unconstitutional. The brief was filed Friday in federal court in San Francisco in support of a lesbian federal employee's lawsuit claiming the government wrongly denied health coverage to her same-sex spouse. The Justice Department says Karen Golinski's suit should not be dismissed because the law under which her spouse was denied benefits — the Defense of Marriage Act — violates the constitution's guarantee of equal...
  • DADT repeal forces heterosexuals to strip naked for gays

    12/20/2010 4:15:37 PM PST · by SGW · 19 replies · 1+ views
    examiner.com ^ | 11/20/10 | Gil Guignat
    At a time when the economy is in total meltdown mode, when Phoenix police officers and Arizona border patrol agents are being slaughtered by a drug war Obama refuses to fight, Congress focuses on gays in the military while it has no ability to help us win the wars we are waging or turn the economy around. Isn’t the whole point of being gay that you are attracted to same sex individuals? With the repeal of DADT (Don’t ask don’t tell) in the military, individuals who are gay will no longer have to hide that fact. In other words, the...
  • PICTURES: 19 Most Shocking X-Rays Slide Show (A misplaced flashlight among others)

    08/10/2010 8:23:29 AM PDT · by Mikey_1962 · 84 replies
    CBS ^ | 8-2-10 | CBS Staff
    What's the most embarrassing thing you could imagine doing with a can of condensed milk? How about having to ask a doctor to remove it from your rectum - because you stuck it there in a misguided stab at self-stimulation? Sounds like fiction, but it happened in real life. CBS News has the X-ray to prove it. And it's not the only shocking X-ray out there. From screwdrivers in the skull to children impaled on car antennas or with pins caught in their throats, doctors come across some pretty amazing images. This batch has been generously provided by Dr. Tim...
  • San Francisco Considers Ban on Small Pet Sales

    07/08/2010 1:42:57 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 74 replies · 1+ views
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Thu, Jul 8, 2010 | JESSICA GREENE
    Law would apply to sales of cats, dogs, hamsters, rats, birdsIt could soon be illegal for pet stores in San Francisco to sell pets. The San Francisco Animal Control and Welfare Commission will take up a proposal tonight that would ban the sale of all small animals from the City's pet shops. Only fish would be allowed to be sold under the ordinance, which is believed to be the first of it's kind in the country. The proposed law is designed to encourage people to rescue animals from the shelter instead of buying from a pet store. Supporters say it...
  • Brad Pitt Spends More Than $80K On His Kids' Gerbils

    09/07/2009 4:11:47 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 70 replies · 2,447+ views
    All Headline News ^ | September 7, 2009 | Shannon McGregor
    London, England (BANG) - Brad Pitt has spent $82,000 on a home for his children's gerbils. The "Fight Club" actor - who raises six kids, Maddox, eight, Pax, five, Zahara, four, Shiloh, three, and 13-month-old twins Knox and Vivienne, with partner Angelina Jolie - oversaw the construction and design of the project, which boasts tunnels, platforms, seesaws and mazes. A source told Britain's The Sun newspaper: "Brad pores over architectural journals like other people pore over newspapers. He had so much fun putting the run together with his kids Maddox, Zahara, Shiloh and Pax." "It's incredibly complex and cost a...
  • Frustrated N.J. Transgender Teacher to Retire

    07/22/2009 8:28:33 PM PDT · by metmom · 55 replies · 2,118+ views
    FOXNews.com ^ | Wednesday, July 22, 2009 | Associated Press
    LITTLE EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP, N.J. — When word got out that Mr. McBeth, a popular substitute teacher at two southern New Jersey school districts was about to come back to class as Miss McBeth, it caused an uproar. The former William McBeth had undergone sex reassignment surgery and was now Lily McBeth. The schools' 2006 decisions to keep her on as a substitute were hailed around the nation as a model of tolerance and acceptance of transgender Americans. But the storybook ending never happened: She got only a handful of assignments since then and is resigning in frustration.
  • China uses abortion pill to cut gerbil population

    03/25/2009 8:29:55 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 13 replies · 450+ views
    philly ^ | Mar. 25, 2009
    BEIJING - Forestry officials in far western China have resorted to scattering abortion pills near gerbil burrows in a bid to halt a rodent plague threatening the desert region's fragile ecosystem, state media said Wednesday. The pellets, which resemble bran feed, have "little effect on other animals," but can prevent pregnancy in gerbils and also induce abortion in already pregnant females, the official Xinhua News Agency said. In 2003, officials installed hundreds of perches for owls and eagles hoping the birds would cut back the rodent population but gerbils have continued to be a problem, it said.
  • Indian Court Issues Arrest Warrant For Richard Gere

    04/26/2007 7:14:41 PM PDT · by alcenoo · 87 replies · 1,821+ views
    access hollywood ^ | April 26, 2007 | associated press
    A court issued arrest warrants for Hollywood actor Richard Gere and Bollywood star Shilpa Shetty on Thursday, saying their kiss at a public function "transgressed all limits of vulgarity," media reports said.
  • Richard Gere becomes ill from the smell of cevapcici (Balkan Sausages -- LOL!)

    09/18/2006 12:31:58 PM PDT · by Bokababe · 77 replies · 2,001+ views
    B92 ^ | September 17, 2006 | B92
    (While filming "Bosnian Holiday",a film about the hunt for Karadzic), actor Richard Gere becomes ill from the smell of cevapi Sarajevo - Actor Richard Gere, who is a Buddhist and a vegeterian, became ill from the smell of cevapi [trans. note: small grilled sausages, a traditional dish] in the Sarajevo quarter of Bascarsija. The hospitable restaurant operators were forced to close their shops during filmining in Bascarsija because of Gere, even though they made an effort and brought him the very best cevapi to be had, writes the Sarajevo press. The famous Hollywood star is in Sarajevo filming "Holiday in...
  • State tries to rule out aid for sex-change surgery

    08/07/2006 10:09:52 AM PDT · by XR7 · 9 replies · 603+ views
    The Seattle Times ^ | 8/7/06 | Ralph Thomas
    OLYMPIA — Medicaid officials plan to rewrite regulations to make it clear the state will no longer cover sex-change operations. But before the new regulations are in place, the state will likely have to pay for more surgeries. In a pair of rulings issued last month, a state appeals board ordered Medicaid to pay for two people to travel out of state to undergo sex-change operations. The state estimates the procedures, also known as sex-reassignment surgery, will cost $50,000 to $60,000 each... But Porter said the state plans to continue covering other services — such as hormone treatment and psychotherapy...
  • "Brokeback Mountain" star of UK film awards

    02/19/2006 6:16:37 PM PST · by peyton randolph · 17 replies · 345+ views
    Reuters via Yahoo! ^ | 02/19/06 | Paul Majendie
    "Brokeback Mountain," already a hot favorite for next month's Hollywood Oscars, was the big star of the night at the British Film Academy awards on Sunday, scooping four BAFTAs.The gay cowboy love story won the coveted Best Film Award, Ang Lee was picked as Best Director, Jake Gyllenhaal was chosen as Best Supporting Actor and it also won the Best Adapted Screenplay statuette."I didn't have a specific message. I wasn't trying to push any political issues. We are dealing here with love," Lee told Reuters Television before accepting his award.Gyllenhaal, flabbergasted by his triumph, shook his head in astonishment and...
  • Extremist gays using Wikipedia to push their agenda

    02/13/2006 6:24:53 PM PST · by Lou Franklin · 38 replies · 1,044+ views
    I came across an article on Wikipedia called "Societal Attitudes Towards Homosexuality". I noticed that the article had an obvious pro-gay bias and contained fabrications. Since Wikipedia allows anybody to make changes, I made corrections. My changes were immediately changed back. I made changes again, and my changes were reverted again and then I got a warning against "vandalism". There are a slew of gay people who use Wikipedia to get their agenda out. They monitor the homosexuality-related pages on Wikipedia and remove any comments that aren't pro-gay. They also remove any middle-of-the road comments, and you can forget about...
  • FREEPERS!!! Give John Kerry his due credit. Seriously

    01/27/2006 7:47:05 AM PST · by jsk10 · 52 replies · 1,300+ views
    Vanity ^ | John K.
    An aide to Sen. Cornyn said that John Kerry is like "Christmas every day" for Republicans. Someone here said it was "Christmas in Cambodia" every day for Republicans. God bless 'em both. But what I REALLY want, is John Kerry to be the 2008 nominee for the Dems. Seriously. We couldn't get Dean in '04, but if we can make sure John Kerry gets credit for his political ploy here, maybe it will be the best gift of all. I actually am serious about this. Those that dissent from my opinion will not be flamed. But who would you rather...
  • Brokeback Mountain wins big

    01/17/2006 6:09:13 AM PST · by thehumanlynx · 287 replies · 4,614+ views
    www.mjmorningshow.com ^ | 2006 | World Entertainment News Network
    Brokeback Mountain Claims Big Four At The Golden Globes Critically-acclaimed western Brokeback Mountain cleaned up at the Golden Globe Awards last night by claiming four top honors. The controversial film, which has been banned from some cinemas for its gay themes, took home Best Movie (Drama), Best Screenplay and Best Song prizes at the 63rd annual Golden Globe Awards, while Ang Lee picked up the night's Best Director honor from his hero Clint Eastwood. And there were triple celebrations for Johnny Cash biopic Walk the Line when Reese Witherspoon and Joaquin Phoenix claimed the acting honors in the Comedy/Musical movie...
  • Actor Gere on Mideast Peace Mission

    04/05/2005 1:43:24 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 35 replies · 969+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 4/5/05 | AP
    Actor Richard Gere has embarked on another Mideast peace mission, touring the West Bank city of Ramallah on Tuesday and endorsing an end to violence. In his third visit to the region in recent months, Gere has met with Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas on Tuesday, a day after seeing Israeli leaders. On Tuesday, Gere visited a cultural center in Ramallah, the Palestinian administrative capital in the West Bank. He said Abbas' call for a halt to attacks against Israelis is important. "It is time to encourage the true face of the Palestinian people and the Palestinian movement," Gere said. Inside...
  • SCUM who assaulted ANN COULTER HOLD INTERNET FUNDRAISER

    11/01/2004 11:42:34 AM PST · by RaceBannon · 115 replies · 2,342+ views
    AL PIEDA ^ | unsure | Al-Pieda
    The SCUM who assaulted Ann Coulter have appeared in this website, and the website links to a donation fund to pay their egal bills!
  • 3 Reasons To Boycott "Shall We Dance?"

    10/13/2004 8:05:08 PM PDT · by Jon Alvarez · 59 replies · 1,427+ views
    Studio: Miramax Films Starring: Richard Gere, Susan Sarandon
  • Homosexual Activity Among Animals Stirs Debate

    07/24/2004 2:58:27 PM PDT · by Cracker72 · 85 replies · 2,125+ views
    National Geographic News ^ | July 23, 2004 | James Owen
    Birds do it, bees do it, even educated fleas do it. So go the lyrics penned by U.S. songwriter Cole Porter. Porter, who first hit it big in the 1920s, wouldn't risk parading his homosexuality in public. In his day "the birds and the bees" generally meant only one thing—sex between a male and female. But, actually, some same-sex birds do do it. So do beetles, sheep, fruit bats, dolphins, and orangutans. Zoologists are discovering that homosexual and bisexual activity is not unknown within the animal kingdom. Roy and Silo, two male chinstrap penguins at New York's Central Park Zoo...
  • Twins Travel With Bush to Iowa, Missouri

    07/20/2004 1:03:58 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 81 replies · 2,482+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Tue, Jul 20, 2004 | PETE YOST
    President Bush is squeezing in some campaigning before the political spotlight turns to next week's Democratic National Convention in Boston. Bush's twin daughters, Barbara and Jenna, were to accompany him Tuesday. It's the first time they have made joint appearances with their dad on the campaign trail, although they each have traveled separately with him on other outings. The twins also will take part in an online chat Friday on Bush's re-election Web site. Bush flies to re-election rallies in Iowa and Missouri, toss-up states that he and Democratic rival John Kerry are fighting hard to win this year. Bush...
  • Richard Gere attacks Bush over sex education

    07/18/2004 2:32:51 PM PDT · by ambrose · 134 replies · 2,789+ views
    Gere attacks Bush over sex education 18/07/2004 - 12:51:59 Hollywood heart-throb Richard Gere launched a scathing attack on American President George W Bush's attitude to sex education in Bangkok on Tuesday. The passionate actor was speaking at the 15th International Aids conference in the Thai capital, after visiting India the previous week with his younger brother David to highlight the Aids epidemic. Gere took the opportunity to attack Bush's unrealistic approach to sex education after the president proposed in the 2005 budget that $270m (?216.8m) should be put into funding programs which dissuade teenagers from having sex. During his time...
  • Richard Gere: Don't Trust Bush

    04/21/2004 5:40:20 AM PDT · by Big Guy and Rusty 99 · 77 replies · 1,666+ views
    foxnews.com ^ | Wednesday, April 21, 2004 | Roger Friedman
    <p>An erudite and relaxed Richard Gere got plenty of ovations last night as the American Museum of the Moving Image's man of the year. Gere brought wife Carey Lowell, plus his mom and lots of relatives from the Syracuse area to see him get gently roasted by friends and receive the prestigious award.</p>
  • GERE TAKES ON BILL (Richard Gere says Bush has done more for Aids than Clinton!)

    02/05/2003 6:34:19 AM PST · by areafiftyone · 151 replies · 3,163+ views
    Gere takes on BillRichard Gere stunned fellow liberals Monday by suggesting that President Bush is doing a better job of fighting AIDS than President Bill Clinton did. Introduced by Sharon Stone at a fund-raiser at Cipriani 42nd Street for the American Foundation for AIDS Research, the "Chicago" star hailed Bush for his State of the Union proposal to contribute $15 billion toward the AIDS battle in Africa and the Caribbean. Gere then addressed the track record of Bush's predecessor in the White House. "I'm sorry, Sen. [Hillary] Clinton, but your husband did nothing about AIDS for eight years," Gere said....
  • Actor Richard Gere Sees Nefarious Motive for Bush

    02/11/2003 9:26:42 AM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 38 replies · 456+ views
    MRC ^ | Tuesday, February 11, 2003 11:37:15 AM | Brent Baker
    Actor Richard Gere thinks there's a nefarious motive behind President Bush's effort to oust Saddam Hussein, telling reporters at a Berlinali film festival: "I have a feeling something hidden is at work here that will someday see the light of day." He also displayed disdain for the U.S. as he claimed that "America has never paid any attention to other people, so it's absurd for Bush to say that it's all in the best interests of the Iraqi people." Gere's leftist rants occurred a few days after Dustin Hoffman, at a film awards event in London, accused the Bush administration...
  • Jaguar Launches Campaign Targeting Gay Consumers

    12/17/2002 11:54:35 AM PST · by new cruelty · 92 replies · 798+ views
    U.S. Newswire ^ | December 17, 2002
    IRVINE, Calif., Dec. 17 /U.S. Newswire/ -- Jaguar North America today announces that it is launching an integrated marketing and advertising campaign to specifically reach gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) consumers. The Jaguar campaign is part of a comprehensive strategy developed by Ford Motor Company's Global Marketing organization. The campaign will target GLBT consumers in the New York and Los Angeles metropolitan areas. Jaguar and Ford Motor Company are actively pursuing this niche market of more than 14 million consumers, with a buying power estimated to be more than $450 billion, by developing a tailored message to speak directly...
  • Richard Gere wins Plain English Foot in Mouth award (HOLD MUH GRAMMAR ALERT)

    12/04/2002 9:11:42 AM PST · by MadIvan · 33 replies · 3,309+ views
    Ananova ^ | December 4, 2002 | Ananova
    Richard Gere has won Plain English Campaign's Foot in Mouth award for the year's most baffling celebrity quote. Gere won the 2002 award after telling a Sunday newspaper: "I know who I am. No one else knows who I am. If I was a giraffe and somebody said I was a snake, I'd think 'No, actually I am a giraffe.''Funny, I always thought he was a gerbil - Ivan Among the 10 winners of the Golden Bull award for outrageous gobbledygook include Halifax Insurance, Marconi, the Scottish Parliament and Waitrose. The 'honours' are part of a ceremony to mark Plain...