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  • ‘His eyes were so sad’: Oil rig crew rescues a dog swimming 135 miles off Thailand

    04/17/2019 7:21:20 AM PDT · by NRx · 40 replies
    WaPo ^ | 04-17-2019 | Kyle Swenson
    Vitisak Payalaw and his crew were working on an oil rig 135 miles off the southern coast of Thailand on Friday when they spotted something unexpectedly bobbing in the gentle waves. It was a dog. The animal was fighting his way through the moving water, heading for the oil rig. As he approached the structure, Payalaw, an offshore planner for Chevron Thailand Exploration and Production, held out a pole after the animal had splashed his way to the platform below the rig’s deck. As a video Payalaw posted to his Facebook account shows, the pup was soaked, shivering and too...
  • Dog rescued 220km from Thai coast by rig workers

    04/15/2019 11:52:33 PM PDT · by csvset · 16 replies
    BBC ^ | 15 April 2019 | Staff
    A dog discovered some 220km (135 miles) off the coast of Thailand has been rescued by a team of oil rig workers after the exhausted pooch was spotted paddling near a drilling platform. The brown aspin swam towards the workers when they called out to him last Friday afternoon. He was then pulled to safety. It is not clear how the dog became stranded so far out at sea. Some reports suggest he may have fallen from a fishing trawler.
  • Al Gore says Trump driving, not weakening, climate change momentum

    08/11/2017 12:19:05 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 30 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 11, 2017 | by Sarah Mills
    Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore said on Friday that President Donald Trump's rejection of the Paris climate change agreement was fueling, rather than weakening, momentum among environmental activists. "The entire world the next day re-doubled their commitments to the Paris agreement and in the U.S, the governors of our largest states and hundreds of mayors, thousands of business leaders all stood up to fill the gap and said 'We are still in the Paris agreement,'" Gore told Reuters. "I do think that the reaction to Donald Trump is actually driving much more momentum in the climate movement," he added.
  • Ronald Reagan's Son: Donald Trump Campaign Is A Joke, Absurdity, And 'Embarrassment' To GOP | MSNBC

    12/07/2016 1:53:04 PM PST · by johnk · 80 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 6/7/2016 | MSNBC
    Ron Reagan Jr. comments on Donald Trump. Must see.
  • Al Gore to appear in hurricane-battered Florida to rally millennials for Clinton

    10/10/2016 6:27:04 AM PDT · by PROCON · 36 replies
    WAPO ^ | Oct. 9, 2016 | Juliet Eilperin
    Can former vice president Al Gore, who hasn’t been on the ballot in a decade and a half, persuade young voters to back Hillary Clinton by appearing in hurricane-battered South Florida? He and the Democratic presidential nominee will start testing this proposition Tuesday afternoon, when the two appear together at Miami Dade College. The location has plenty of symbolic importance — the area has not only just been battered by Hurricane Matthew, it is also a part of the country most vulnerable to sea-level rise and in the state where Green Party candidate Ralph Nader helped derail Gore’s 2000 presidential...
  • Vintage PHOTO: Circa 1952 - "Koko" The Poodle Takes A Cigarette Break

    11/29/2014 8:47:26 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 11 replies
    New York Journal-American: Photographic Morgue ^ | January 17, 1952 | PHOTOGRAPHER - Garber, Maurey
    Taking a break from soliciting support for the Arthritis and Rheumatism Foundation, "Koko" the poodle pauses for a cigarette.
  • Perhaps the Most Unsettling Exercise Video of All Time!!!

    04/10/2014 7:10:37 AM PDT · by NOBO2012
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 4-10-2014 | MOTUS
    Yes, I know the Wons rushed off to a couple of Texas fundraisers after the Fort Hood memorial ceremony. What did you expect? BO is the fundraiser-in-chief.And being constantly out there, raising money on the backs of the rich, Democratic 99 percenters, is precisely why Big Guy needs an outlet for all the stress that sort of hypocrisy generates.I’m sure you all remember when Big Guy got hooked on last year’s exercise craze, “Prancersizing.” h/t Looking SpoonNaturally, Lady M resented his cheesing in on her LETS MOVE! scam initiative. So she decided to take the spotlight back by creating a new...
  • (Sex Poodle) Al Gore Explains How He Lowers His Carbon Footprint

    10/27/2013 7:54:00 AM PDT · by Libloather · 60 replies
    Ecorazzi ^ | 10/24/13 | Lindsey Little
    **SNIP** “What specific things are you doing in life to lower your personal carbon footprint? And what is the biggest one specific thing I as an individual can do to reduce mine?” Gore responded by saying, “I use only carbon-free electricity. Have 33 solar panels on my roof, seven deep geothermal wells under my driveway, LED lights and highest-grade energy-saving windows, max insulation, hybrid plug-in car, etc. No fountains, btw. What you can do? Make smart choices for low-carbon options in the marketplace, make sure you divest from carbon-intensive stocks; be a smart and active citizen! Let politicians know the...
  • Al Gore's new book predicts the future (Sex Poodle would use US military in global policy)

    05/31/2013 2:46:33 PM PDT · by Libloather · 17 replies
    CBC ^ | 5/27/13
    First aired on The Sunday Edition (12/5/13) **SNIP** Gore's book isn't all doomsday; he does offer a sense of hope for the future. He says there are other forms of energy that we can use but there are certain obstacles to using them. "The main problem that blocks our pathway to renewable energy is the political and economic power of the legacy industries that depend upon our willingness to continue using the Earth's atmosphere as an open sewer to all of this global warming pollution," he said. He blames a lot of these blockades on politicians and corporations in the...
  • (Sex Poodle) Al Gore: Feds Have America’s Back

    05/18/2013 5:14:38 AM PDT · by Libloather · 33 replies
    Govexec ^ | 5/13/13 | Kellie Lunney
    Civil servants always will have the “American people’s back” despite dysfunctional politics, former Vice President Al Gore told federal employees on Monday. “I have never lost faith in you, the career people who keep this thing going in spite of all curveballs thrown in front of you, the latest being the sequester, well, the latest is -- what’s the date today?” the head of an initiative to reform government during the Clinton administration told a standing room-only crowd of federal employees at the Excellence in Government conference, sponsored by the Government Executive Media Group, in Washington. **SNIP** “Workers know, they...
  • Al Gore's new book The Future paints a grim picture (Sex Poodle bills himself as an optimist)

    04/06/2013 4:29:58 AM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies
    The Australian ^ | 4/06/13 | David Taylor
    **SNIP** Gore outlines a conflict in which the "global mind", an educated world population united by the internet, is pitted against Earth Inc, global corporations with no national allegiance, which cannot see past the next quarter, alongside politicians who look no farther than the next set of growth figures. Quarterly capitalism he calls it, which measures profit and forgets to measure consequences like pollution. Jobs are no longer being outsourced abroad, they are being robo-sourced, he says - lost forever to technology. He talks not so much in complete paragraphs as draft chapters, fizzing with ideas and references, from Burma...
  • The Brilliance of the Dog Mind

    02/07/2013 8:02:45 PM PST · by Altariel · 117 replies
    Scientific American ^ | February 5, 2013 | Gareth Cook
    Just about every dog owner is convinced their dog is a genius. For a long time, scientists did not take their pronouncements particularly seriously, but new research suggests that canines are indeed quite bright, and in some ways unique. Brian Hare, an associate professor in the Department of Evolutionary Anthropology and the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience at Duke University, is one of the leading figures in the quest to understand what dogs know. The founder of the Duke Canine Cognition Center, Hare has now written a book, “The Genius of Dogs,” with his wife, the journalist Vanessa Woods. Hare answered...
  • Gore seeks November splash with event (Sex Poodle pimps “dirty weather”)

    09/23/2012 4:50:04 PM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/23/12 | Ben Geman
    Gore seeks November splash with eventBy Ben Geman - 09/23/12 03:35 PM ET Al Gore hopes to show links between climate change and the effects of extreme weather worldwide with an online and social media-fueled event built around the idea of “dirty weather.” Gore’s advocacy group, the Climate Reality Project, announced Sunday that its second multi-media “24 Hours of Reality” event will occur Nov. 14-15 and bear the title “The Dirty Weather Report.” “We are in a new era where the . . . extreme weather that is occurring is not fully caused by the natural cycles of time and...
  • Woman who tried to mail puppy walks away from any charges

    03/12/2012 7:23:47 AM PDT · by Altariel · 40 replies ^ | March 8, 2012 | Penny Eims
    Minneapolis - When Stacey Champion was caught trying to mail a 4 month-old Poodle puppy via USPS priority mail in January 2011, a spark of outrage was ignited. Thankfully the puppy's presence inside of the sealed box was noticed before he could be shipped to his demise. Had Champion been successful in her attempt, the puppy would have been placed into an unpressurized, un-heated cargo hold where he would have died. But Champion will not be punished for her thoughtless, cruel actions. In fact, according to CBS Minnesota, a judge has dismissed all charges against the woman. Charges were dropped...
  • Long Celebrity Marriages that Didn't Last (Tipper Gore and the Sex Poodle)

    11/02/2011 3:36:35 PM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 10/26/11 | Amy and Nancy Harrington
    Long Celebrity Marriages that Didn't LastBy Amy and Nancy Harrington, Pop Culture Passionistas Wed, Oct 26, 2011 2:42 PM PDT **SNIP** Al and Tipper Gore - 40 Years Their passionate kiss at the 2000 Democratic National Convention was one of the most well known examples of PDA in political history. But after 40 years, former-Vice President Al Gore and his wife Tipper decided to separate. Although they broke the news in June of 2010, confirmation of a divorce has never been published. In the meantime, the Current TV chief has managed to sidestep a few rumors of affairs and was...
  • Poodle helps firefighters find sleeping teen inside burning house

    09/03/2011 9:27:22 AM PDT · by algernonpj · 30 replies
    The Desert News ^ | September 2, 2011
    A family escaped from a burning home Friday thanks to an alert passerby and a pet poodle. ... Firefighters arrived and went in the home to start a search, at which point they were met by the family pet, a poodle named Ted. Ted started barking at the firefighters and then ran down the stairs.
  • Eagle Nabs Poodle, Delivers it to Retirement Home

    05/24/2011 12:52:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    Her name is May, and she may well be the feel-good story of the month. May is an 18lb (8kg) toy poodle found in the grounds of a nursing home in Sechelt, British Columbia (BC). While no one saw her arrive, deep talon marks in her back and sides strongly suggest she was the unwilling passenger of a hungry eagle for some time until being dropped from the sky, the Vancouver Sun reported Monday. Found by staff at the nursing home, about 43 miles (70km) northwest of Vancouver, she was taken to the nearby Sunshine Coast SPCA, who are crediting...
  • Political Wives' 'Tipper Point' Is Way Too Late (Mrs. Algore and the Sex Poodle are DIVORCED?)

    05/20/2011 11:21:59 AM PDT · by Libloather · 53 replies
    Womens Enews ^ | 5/19/11 | Sandra Kobrin
    Political Wives' 'Tipper Point' Is Way Too LateBy Sandra Kobrin WeNews commentator Thursday, May 19, 2011 Maria Shriver asked for privacy this week in the matter of her breakup with Schwarzenegger over his "love child." Sandra Kobrin says sorry, but when a woman stays married to a powerful womanizer, the personal turns deeply public and political. Tipper Gore is the woman now divorced from her husband, former Vice President Al Gore, a prominent social activist, after 40 years. In June 2010, she gave notice just three weeks before allegations of sexual abuse by her husband against a massage therapist in...
  • Woman Tries To Mail Puppy

    02/02/2011 5:46:11 AM PST · by Lessthantolerant · 20 replies
    CBS Minnesota ^ | February 1, 2011 6:45 PM | Sonya Goins
    They’re calling it the parcel puppy. A Minneapolis woman is charged with animal cruelty after police say she tried to send a puppy through the mail. The poodle-mixed pup is being held temporarily at the animal control office in Minneapolis but still belongs to the woman who allegedly tried to mail it — 39-year-old Stacey Champion. “Clearly there wasn’t a whole lot of thought that went into this,” said Sgt. Angela Dodge with the Minneapolis Police Department. Dodge said last Tuesday Champion took the puppy to the Loring Post Office. The puppy was in a box with a priority sticker...
  • Minneapolis Woman Accused of Mailing Puppy (Idiot Alert!)

    02/01/2011 7:19:42 PM PST · by MplsSteve · 48 replies
    KSTP-TV (ABC Affiliate in Minneapolis/St Paul) ^ | 2/01/11 | Katie Lynn - Staff Reporter
    A Minneapolis woman has been cited for animal cruelty after postal workers say they discovered a puppy in a box she was mailing to Georgia. Police say the box was taped shut and had no air holes. And, had it been sent for delivery, the box would have been put in an airplane's unheated and non-pressurized cargo hold. Sgt. William Palmer says the Postal Service told police the dog would have died. Postal Service spokesman Pete Nowacki says post office employees became suspicious when the box fell off the counter after the woman left last Tuesday. Postal inspectors were summoned,...