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  • Gore Hits the Waves with a Massive New Houseboat [100ft.custom made]

    08/07/2008 8:55:10 AM PDT · by yankeedame · 78 replies · 1,281+ views
    Pajamas Media - ^ | August 6, 2008 | Steve Gill
    Gore Hits the Waves with a Massive New Houseboat Former Vice President Al Gore, the Nobel-winning self-proclaimed global prophet of green, has made a lot of money from the so-called “crisis” of global warming. He has profited from best-selling books that tout the looming climatic catastrophe, won an Academy Award for a movie about his slideshow presentation that focuses on his “sky is falling” message about a world on the brink of environmental disaster. His business interests have been focused on the profit side of the equation when it comes to “global warming,” creating a “carbon credits” program that has...
  • UC asks Berkeley to clear campers from median

    08/05/2008 9:47:57 AM PDT · by SmithL · 7 replies · 240+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 8/5/8 | Carolyn Jones
    UC Berkeley, poised to clear the Memorial Stadium oak grove for a sports training center, has asked the city for help to control a growing encampment on a nearby street median of people who support tree-sitting protesters. Campus Police Chief Victoria Harrison last week asked the Berkeley police and city manager's office to remove the encampment, which includes 10 to 20 people, tents, dogs, sleeping bags and banners along about 100 feet of the city-maintained divider on Piedmont Avenue. "The median is not meant to be a campground or a park. It's a major traffic artery for campus," said Harrison....
  • Booted by Forest Service, Scouts Now Help Fight Fires

    08/03/2008 7:18:22 AM PDT · by kellynla · 15 replies · 344+ views ^ | August 02, 2008 | staff
    Members of the honor society for the Boy Scouts of America who had to change their service project plans in Wyoming when the U.S. Forest Service instead allowed the Rainbow Family hippie group to use a location the Scouts had sought now are helping the federal agency fight a forest fire in the state. According to a report in the Casper Star-Tribune the Scouts, some of an estimated 1,000 members of the Order of the Arrow in the state, have "stepped in" to help firefighters in the Bridger-Teton National Forest fight the New Fork Lakes fire, about 19 miles north...
  • Gaza summer camps teach kids to fire rockets

    07/30/2008 4:47:54 PM PDT · by Alouette · 15 replies · 260+ views
    YNet ^ | July 30, 2008 | Ali "Kill Jews for Peace" Waked
    Palestinian children on annual vacation can choose between Hamas or Islamic Jihad summer camps, both of which boast militia-style training, Koran classes, lessons on political prisoners Ali Waked Published: 07.31.08, 01:45 / Israel News In the Gaza Strip, as in Israel, children are currently in the midst of summer vacation, and the Hamas and Islamic Jihad’s “summer camps” are in full gear. In the past few weeks, the Palestinian groups have been holding camps throughout the strip, some of them proudly displaying rockets and other weaponry. Hamas alone is currently conducting no less than 300 summer camps for tens of...
  • Dear Parents: Please Relax, It’s Just Camp

    07/26/2008 6:16:18 AM PDT · by Amelia · 41 replies · 588+ views
    The New York Times ^ | July 26, 2008 | TINA KELLEY
    ...Karin Miller, 43, a stay-at-home mother during the school year with a doctorate in psychology, who is redefining the role of camp counselor. She counsels parents, spending her days from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. printing out reams of e-mail messages to deliver to Bryn Mawr’s 372 female campers and leaving voice mail messages for their parents that always begin, “Nothing’s wrong, I’m just returning your call.” Jill Tipograph, a camp consultant, said most high-end sleep-away camps in the Northeast now employ full-time parent liaisons like Ms. Miller......The liaisons are emblematic of what sleep-away camp experts say is an increasing...
  • Anarchist group meets in Waldo woods (Wisconsin)

    07/18/2008 3:11:26 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 15 replies · 338+ views
    Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel ^ | 18 july 08 | ERICA PEREZ
    Waldo - Some 150 anarchists from throughout the United States and Canada descended on a strip of private land this week in this Sheboygan County village for four days of workshops, including some focused on strategizing for demonstrations at the upcoming Democratic and Republican national conventions. The 2008 CrimethInc. Convergence was the sixth annual communal campout organized by CrimethInc. Ex-Workers' Collective, an international underground network that since the mid-1990s has published widely read anarchist texts such as "Recipes for Disaster: An Anarchist Cookbook." The group also has drawn the attention of FBI agents trying to infiltrate the protest movement. At...
  • Rainbows displace Boy Scouts

    06/24/2008 10:29:33 AM PDT · by girlangler · 66 replies · 173+ views
    Casper Star Tribune ^ | 6/24/08 | CHRIS MERRILL
    By CHRIS MERRILL Star-Tribune environment reporter Tuesday, June 24, 2008 > LANDER -- Since Rainbow Family participants have chosen to stay put at Big Sandy in Wyoming's Wind River Mountains, leaders with the Boy Scouts of America have decided to alter plans for a major service project that had been scheduled to take place in the same general area. > > Leaders with the Boy Scouts' Order of the Arrow have decided to cancel a long-planned forest restoration project near Dutch Joe Guard Station in the Wind Rivers, said Mary Cernicek, spokeswoman with the Bridger-Teton National Forest. > > The...
  • Campers spend hours dodging hail of bullets (Tard Alert)

    06/20/2008 1:13:06 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 81 replies · 110+ views
    The Columbian ^ | June 20, 2008 | John Branton
    Campers on the north shore of Yale Reservoir hid behind cars to avoid incoming bullets and frantically called 911 last weekend after a Vancouver man — standing on the Clark County side of the lake — allegedly fired three guns toward them. “We were just getting ready to go to bed when we heard the first shots,” said Brad Burnett, a Vancouver man who was at popular Beaver Bay Campground with friends and family members including children. The shots began about 12:30 a.m. Saturday, Burnett said, and continued on and off through the night into the campground along Lewis River...
  • Tornado Hits Scout Camp; Four Dead

    06/11/2008 6:48:40 PM PDT · by Dawnsblood · 37 replies · 494+ views
    KCCI ^ | 6/11/08
    KCCI is getting early word tonight of a tornado touchdown that hit a Boy Scout camp in western Iowa, injuring as many as 40 people. Our sister station in Omaha, KETV, reports that the Boy Scouts confirm four of those injuries are fatalities. Courtney Greene, a spokeswoman for Governor Chet Culver, says the tornado hit the Little Sioux scout camp. Speaking from the state Emergency Operations Center, which is mobilized because of flooding across Iowa, Greene said authorities have been told of multiple injuries and the potential loss of life. Hospitals in the area have been told to be on...
  • Tornado Strikes Scout Camp - Large Emergency Response

    06/11/2008 5:39:24 PM PDT · by silentknight · 325 replies · 788+ views
    NWS ^ | June 11, 2008
    A possible tornado has struck the Litle (spelling from site?) Sioux Scout Camp in Iowa. Very large response is being reported by media. Large number of injuries.
  • Summer camp caters to 'freethinking' children

    05/25/2008 5:11:27 PM PDT · by inflorida · 52 replies · 163+ views
    Associated Press ^ | May 25, 2008 | Valerie Bauman
    ALBANY, N.Y. - When Joe Fox sends his daughters away to summer camp, he's confident they will be surrounded by kids who share his family's beliefs and values. Caitlin, 16, and Elizabeth, 10, go to Camp Quest, which in 1996 created a niche getaway for children who are agnostic, atheist, or just not sure what to believe yet. American parents have plenty of summer-camp options, from Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts to the YMCA, and soccer, dance, music and drama camps. The Camp Quest concept started in 1996 with 20 kids at a site in Ohio with the slogan "Beyond...
  • Radical Muslim paramilitary compound flourishes in upper New York state

    05/11/2008 4:09:06 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 34 replies · 693+ views ^ | May 11 | Paul Williams
    Situated within a dense forest at the foothills of the Catskill Mountains on the outskirts of Hancock, New York, Islamberg is not an ideal place for a summer vacation unless, of course, you are an exponent of the Jihad or a fan of Osama bin Laden. The 70 acre complex is surrounded with "No trespassing" signs; the rocky terrain is infested with rattlesnakes; and the woods are home to black bears, coyotes, wolves, and a few bobcats.
  • Anti-corridor groups apprise locals of ways to 'just say no to TTC'

    03/17/2008 5:19:26 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 3 replies · 513+ views
    The Lufkin Daily News ^ | March 17, 2008 | Steven Alford
    Plots by Communists to infiltrate America. The disintegration of borders and rural areas. Citizens mobilizing and rising up against government agencies and big business. It all sounds like the plot for a summer blockbuster, but it's something that could be happening in your own backyard. These were just a few of the topics addressed in the "How to fight the TTC" workshop, held Monday at the Pitser Garrison Civic Center in Lufkin. The conference served as an informational meeting aimed at informing citizens and local government officials how they can unite in trying to stop the proposed Trans-Texas Corridor project....
  • Camp what? New campground offers unusual name and unique purpose [Camp Lickalotta]

    03/08/2008 11:38:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies · 2,258+ views
    The Shelby Star ^ | February 25, 2008 | Drew Brooks
    CASAR — Nancy Leedy and Joanie Beasley are unabashed environmentalists, Christians and lesbians. But some people give the couple and others like them a hard time about their lifestyle. The couple has been bounced from church to church in the county — told not to attend or to attend only at early, less-attended services — and is at times ostracized by their community, they said. The solution? A camp dedicated to creating a friendly environment for all types of people: straight, gay, bi-sexual, lesbian or transgender. Born from a stretch of nature a short distance across the Cleveland-Rutherford county line,...
  • Atheists Flock to Secular Sunday School

    11/27/2007 11:53:56 AM PST · by Between the Lines · 564 replies · 316+ views
    Christian Post ^ | Nov. 26 2007 | Nathan Black
    Christian kids are typically sent to Sunday school for lessons on the Bible and morals. For nonbelievers, there's atheist Sunday school. With an estimated 14 percent of Americans professing to have no religion, according to the Institute for Humanist Studies, some are choosing to send their children to classes that teach ethics without religious belief. Bri Kneisley sent her 10-year-old son, Damian, to Camp Quest Ohio this past summer after a neighbor had shown him the Bible. "Damian was quite certain this guy was right and was telling him this amazing truth that I had never shared," said Kneisley, who...
  • U.S. Christian Camp Loses Tax-Exempt Status over Same-Sex Civil-Union Ceremony

    09/22/2007 8:35:41 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 31 replies · 578+ views ^ | September 19, 2007 | John Jalsevac
    U.S. Christian Camp Loses Tax-Exempt Status over Same-Sex Civil-Union Ceremony By John Jalsevac OCEAN GROVE, N.J., September 19, 2007 ( - The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced on Monday that it was stripping the Methodist Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association of its tax-exempt status for part of its property. The Methodist camp made the news earlier this year after it refused, for religious reasons, to allow a lesbian couple to hold a "civil-union" ceremony at a pavilion on the camp's property. The pavilion, said Scott Hoffman, the camp's chief administrative officer to LifeSiteNews, "is a facility we...
  • Mom Achieves 100% VBS Coverage

    09/20/2007 7:34:10 AM PDT · by topcat54 · 9 replies · 60+ views
    The Holy Observer ^ | September 15th, 2007 | THO
    Three boys attended church programs every week of the summer MONTGOMERY, AL – Mothers around the nation rejoiced earlier this month as children grudgingly made their way back to school. But for Sandy Eaton, this year’s celebration was oh so much sweeter. “I finally did it,” Eaton said, tipping her head back and shaking it at the sky with tears in her eyes. “I’m sorry. It’s just, you have no idea how many long years this has taken.” Eaton is celebrating because, for the first time, she managed to find VBS programs for her three school-age boys every week of...
  • 'Friday the 13th' returns to Blairstown

    08/26/2007 1:31:09 PM PDT · by Coleus · 323+ views
    Star Ledger ^ | July 12, 2007 | Mike Frassinelli
    Jason lives! More than a quarter century after it premiered, the horror cult classic "Friday the 13th" will be shown tomorrow night to moviegoers in the Warren County town where it was filmed. When patrons at Roy's Hall theater in Blairstown see the slasher flick at 6:30 and again at 8:30, they will have the unique experience of watching it from a building seen in the 1980 film. "It's not often you get to see a classic slasher film in the environment in which it was filmed," said Robert Armin, artistic director of the theater at 30 Main St.. "It...
  • Campers Tie Alleged Peeping Tom to Tree

    08/24/2007 10:51:54 AM PDT · by IronKros · 22 replies · 490+ views ^ | 8/24/2007 | Associated Press
    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - A group of campers tied a peeping Tom suspect to a tree, keeping him bound until police arrived. Richard H. Berkey, 63, was charged with private indecency, a misdemeanor, by sheriff's deputies who were called to the Big Fan Campground near Bagby Hot Springs last weekend, according to Clackamas County Detective Jim Strovink. Campers told deputies they recognized Berkey from a similar incident at the campground last year and wanted to make sure he didn't get away. The 2006 incident was reported to police but did not result in charges. "Last year, we took down his...
  • Campers tie up man accused of peeping at women (tied to tree;admitted doing it for 15 yrs;Video)

    08/23/2007 6:24:22 PM PDT · by Stoat · 14 replies · 2,468+ views
    KATU TV2 (Oregon) ^ | August 22, 2007
    Campers tie up man accused of peeping at women Campers tied this man to a tree after they believe they caught him peeping at women going to the bathroom at a campsite near Estacada over the weekend.     Story Published: Aug 22, 2007 at 12:36 PM PDT Story Updated: Aug 22, 2007 at 6:10 PM PDT By KATU Web Staff   ESTACADA, Ore. - A group of campers over the weekend caught a man they say was watching women go to the bathroom in the woods - a man who allegedly told them he had been doing similar...