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  • Here is how Hillary voters left Independence Hall last night

    11/08/2016 8:54:52 AM PST · by pissant · 51 replies
    Twitter ^ | 11.8.16 | Jack Prosobiec
    Here is how Hillary voters left Independence Hall last night
  • Darth Vader Picks up Trash Alongside Adopted Virginia Highway

    09/19/2016 12:39:05 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    UPI ^ | 9/19 | Ben Hooper
    A Virginia man who adopted a stretch of highway under the name Darth Vader donned the costume of the Star Wars character while cleaning up roadside trash. Darth Vader, aka Henry Wakley, was spotted Thursday wearing a version of the Sith Lord's costume with an orange reflective vest at the side of Route 460 in Blacksburg. Wakley adopted the stretch of highway last year and a sign at the side of the road states it was adopted by "Darth Vader." Wakley, who spends most of his time in New Zealand on business, said he decided to don Darth Vader's robes...
  • Trash left littered on side of railroad tracks after protests

    05/16/2016 9:22:48 AM PDT · by Rinnwald · 31 replies
    KIRO 7 News ^ | 5/16/16 | Staff
    After nearly three days of environmental protesting, the Skagit County Sheriff's Office says trash was left littered on the side of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe train track.
  • ISS crew shelters from space junk

    07/16/2015 7:54:33 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 8 replies ^ | July 16, 2015
    A "close pass" by orbiting junk has forced the International Space Station's crew to scramble into its attached Soyuz capsule. It is the fourth time in ISS's 15 years that a collision risk has prompted such precautions. Three astronauts briefly fled the International Space Station (ISS) on Thursday as a fragment of a former Soviet weather satellite flew by. They sheltered in a Soyuz spacecraft, which normally transports crew members to and from Earth. A space industry source quoted by the Russian news agency Interfax claimed that US space monitors had spotted the space junk "very late." That had left...
  • Deal Reached To Ban Plastic Grocery Bags In Calif.

    01/23/2014 8:57:25 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 76 replies
    AP) ^ | January 23, 2014 7:31 PM
    Key California legislators have reached an agreement that could lead to a statewide ban on carry-out plastic bags at supermarkets, liquor stores and pharmacies by 2016, officials said Thursday.
  • National Day Of Service And Remembrance (Pick up trash for 9/11)

    09/11/2013 4:57:35 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 16 replies
    All For Good ^ | September 11 | Staff
    National Day Of Service And Remembrance Lorton, VA - September 11, 2013 In memorial for September 11, visit Mason Neck State Park in remembrance and help us with a shoreline clean up. Help by volunteering to pick up garbage along the trails and beach to help make the park a more beautiful place. 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Meet at the Visitor Center.
  • Liberals Litter on Earth Day

    04/25/2012 12:19:06 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 25, 2012 | Jeannie DeAngelis
    There are many things about liberals that are infuriating, but one of the most aggravating is their unabashed hypocrisy. From the President of the United States to Earth Day revelers in a San Francisco park, what sets liberals apart from sane people is that they rarely do what they demand from everyone else. It's almost as if the left's ideology embraced a tenet that if you preach about it, and if you look and talk the part, you're instantly exempt from actually doing what it is you promote. In other words, liberals are like grown up Boy Scouts who...
  • County May Restrict Shooting at Snake River Canyon Park

    03/22/2012 7:21:20 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 6 replies · 1+ views ^ | 22 March 2012 | Steve Kadel
    JEROME ē Dave Guymon and his son, Nate, like to ride their ATVs at the Snake River Canyon Park at least once a week. They were there Tuesday afternoon, spinning circles in the mud and roaring over rises as Jet, their black Lab, occasionally sprinted in pursuit. Even with the roar of engines, nearby gunshots were audible. The popular park just east of U.S. Highway 93, on the north rim of the Snake River Canyon, is a prime spot for shooters to practice. But their continued use of the area is jeopardized by litter they leave and safety concerns for...
  • Trashing America: Litter Everywhere

    11/22/2011 7:13:25 AM PST · by IbJensen · 41 replies · 1+ views
    Right Side News ^ | 11/21/2011 | F. Wooldridge
    When the European settlers hit Plymouth Rock in 1620, North America presented newcomers with pristine wilderness, pure water, fresh air and endless top soil for growing food. Across America, anyone could drink from every lake, river or stream without fear of being poisoned. Not one speck of litter of any kind dotted what was to become the United States of America, Mexico and Canada. Today, in 2011, plastic, glass, rubber, chemicals, metal, paper, oil, gasoline and a growing number of contaminants cover North America. We Americans inject over 80,000 chemicals into the air, land and water 24/7. We toss our...
  • Facebook Event: Let's Dump Trash At Boehner's Pad

    04/08/2011 6:32:23 AM PDT · by edpc · 31 replies
    CNN ^ | 8 April 2011 | Ed Hornick
    Washington (CNN) - If the federal government shuts down come Friday, House Speaker John Boehner may be in for quite a mess at his Washington, D.C. residence if some Facebook users have their way. A Facebook event, entitled "If Boehner shuts down the government I am taking my trash to his house," has popped up and is gaining steam as the shutdown showdown ramps up on Capitol Hill. If the federal government shuts down, one of the District's services that will stop is trash pickup. "Speaker John Boehner is ready to shut down the government, including District of Columbia city...
  • By Their Trash We Shall Know Them

    10/03/2010 7:08:47 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 49 replies
    Lubbock Online ^ | October 3, 2010
    Personal responsibility is demonstrated in many ways. Picking up oneís trash after an event is a demonstrated characteristic of personal responsibility. On Saturday the Socialists marched on Washington to demonstrate their support for Barack Obama and the current Socialist controlled Congress. Thousands of people gathered at the Lincoln Memorial for a march to call for One Nation Working Together that featured civil rights leaders, labor leaders, environmental and peace activists, faith leaders and celebrities with the intent of voicing concerns on jobs, for justice, immigration reform and for education for all. When they departed, they left the Mall covered with...
  • National Mall Left Spotless After Beck Rally (Video)

    08/28/2010 7:13:34 PM PDT · by BigSkyFreeper · 118 replies · 3+ views ^ | August 28, 2010 |
    National Mall Left Spotless After Beck Rally (Video)
  • Trashing Arizona: Illegal Immigrant Waste Dumps (with Pics)

    06/11/2010 7:03:10 PM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 41 replies · 1,979+ views
    Tucson Weekly ^ | 04/02/2009 | Leo W. Banks
    Prowling these border dumps provides the equivalent of a graduate-level seminar on what illegal immigration really is, and as importantly, what it's not. We know the crossers are a religious bunch, because of the Catholic medallions, statues and Bibles they drop, and we know they're superstitious. The litter almost always includes garlic cloves: Illegals hang them from backpacks in the false belief that the scent will keep rattlesnakes away from their campsites. Some call illegal aliens "undocumented," but the truth is they have documents falling out of their pockets, literally. Examine the ground, and you'll find driver's licenses, birth certificates...
  • Golf balls: 'Humanity's signature litter' (Now Golf Is Going to Kill Us All)

    11/10/2009 8:44:58 AM PST · by Reaganesque · 42 replies · 1,828+ views ^ | 11/10/09 | Christina Macfarlane
    London, England (CNN) -- Research teams at the Danish Golf Union have discovered it takes between 100 to 1,000 years for a golf ball to decompose naturally. A startling fact when it is also estimated 300 million balls are lost or discarded in the United States alone, every year. It seems the simple plastic golf ball is increasingly becoming a major litter problem. The scale of the dilemma was underlined recently in Scotland, where scientists -- who scoured the watery depths in a submarine hoping to discover evidence of the prehistoric Loch Ness monster -- were surprised to find hundreds...
  • Louisiana: Speed Camera Company Runs Litter Camera Program

    08/04/2009 6:26:01 AM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 8 replies · 904+ views ^ | 07/23/09 | newspaper
    Speed camera maker sets up program allowing Baton Rouge, Louisiana to issue $167 automated litter tickets. Speed camera vendor American Traffic Solutions (ATS) next month will use its automated ticketing expertise to run a litter camera program for Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Under first-of-its-kind initiative, city workers will drive around photographing neighborhoods with special cameras hooked into a Global Positioning System (GPS) satellite tracking device. The workers will be looking to capture homes that might have litter, weeds or trash on their lawn so that a hefty fine can be imposed. "The mayor's office has put together a new enforcement program...
  • Shopkeeper writes children's names on their sweet wrappers to stop them from dropping litter

    03/19/2009 11:17:20 AM PDT · by Freelance Warrior · 13 replies · 483+ views
    The Mirror ^ | 03/19/09 | Richard Smith
    A shopkeeper has cut litter in her village by 40 per cent by writing children's names on their sweet wrappers. Yvonne Froud, 52, marks each wrapper, crisp packet and drinks container with the name of the buyer using a black indelible marker pen. Litter louts who drop their rubbish are shown the evidence and temporarily banned from her shop or told to go on a litter-pick. The two-week scheme has been so successful Yvonne might extend it to adult shoppers at her post office and stores in Joys Green, Glos. She said yesterday: "I was so disgusted by the litter...
  • Post-Barackalyptic Wasteland

    01/21/2009 10:17:59 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 18 replies · 609+ views
    YouTube ^ | Jan. 20, 2009 |
    The litter on the National Mall after the Barack Obama inauguration was incredible. Barack Obama spoke to the need for more personal responsibility. Let's start by everyone cleaning up their own trash!
  • Inaugural Trash Challenge ('Eco-friendly' trash Mall)

    01/21/2009 7:31:30 AM PST · by maggief · 64 replies · 4,210+ views
    abcnews2 ^ | January 20, 2009
    Inaugural revelers are lucky they didn't get fined for littering. As crowds cleared the city Tuesday, their trash covered the National Mall and Washington Monument grounds after President Barack Obama's inauguration. They left behind plastic bottles, newspapers, food wrappers, gloves and even American flags they had been waving. Trash bins overflowed with items people tossed.
  • Foam Food Container Ban Proposed in California

    11/25/2008 1:07:27 AM PST · by CE2949BB · 23 replies · 767+ views
    GreenBiz ^ | November 25, 2008
    OAKLAND, Calif. -- A proposed strategy for reducing ocean litter calls for a statewide ban on foam food containers, fees for using plastic and paper bags, and making producers responsible for the collection and disposal of packaging. The California Ocean Protection Council announced its plans (PDF [319KB]) earlier this month and voted on actions for preventing and reducing waste that could end up in the ocean. The state council also aims to change producer and consumer behavior with its three recommendations for reducing packaging waste: adopting extended producer responsibility, prohibiting certain items and charging fees for items that commonly become...
  • Unravelling The Mystery Of The Kitty Litter Parasite In Marine Mammals

    06/05/2008 1:52:38 PM PDT · by blam · 68 replies · 179+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 6-5-2008 | American Society for Microbiology
    Unravelling The Mystery Of The Kitty Litter Parasite In Marine Mammals ScienceDaily (Jun. 5, 2008) ó Researchers at California Polytechnic State University have discovered what may be a clue to the mystery of why marine mammals around the world are succumbing to a parasite that is typically only associated with cats. The key may just be the lowly anchovy, according to research presented today at the 108th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology in Boston. Toxoplasma gondii is a protozoan parasite which causes toxoplasmosis, considered to be the third leading cause of death attributed to foodborne illness in...