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  • What Do I Know About Corrupt Cops? My Family Owned a Few.

    02/22/2014 8:19:13 AM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 5 replies
    Reason ^ | 02/18/2014 | J.D. Tuccille |
    Years ago, members of my extended family were gangsters connected with the Genovese crime family. They had the ability, which they used, to place people in favored positions within the New York City Police Department. I know this, because my father was offered one of those slots. --SNIP-- It's the old problem of "Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?"—"Who watches the watchmen?"
  • Eco-saboteur Rebecca Rubin gets 5-year federal prison sentence

    01/29/2014 4:20:09 PM PST · by jazusamo · 30 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | January 27, 2014 | Helen Jung
    A federal judge on Monday sentenced eco-saboteur Rebecca Rubin to five years in prison -- less than what prosecutors sought for the former fugitive from Canada. Rubin, voice shaking, apologized to her family, the court, firefighters as well as targets of the Animal Liberation Front and Earth Liberation Front. "I was so convinced at the righteousness of my beliefs, that I chose to ignore my own wrongdoing," Rubin said. Chief U.S. District Judge Ann Aiken, who presided over the sentencing hearings in 2007 of Rubin's co-conspirators in Eugene, praised Rubin's statement, calling it "the most thoughtful, well-stated, honest, unvarnished apology/explanation."...
  • Eco-saboteur Rebecca Rubin pleads guilty to arson, but won't give up any names

    10/13/2013 9:40:22 AM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies
    Oregon Live ^ | October 11, 2013 | Bryan Denson
    Rubin rose before Chief U.S. District Judge Ann Aiken in Portland, where she pleaded guilty to a dozen crimes – in Colorado, Oregon and California – as part of the underground Earth Liberation Front and Animal Liberation Front. ... Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephen F. Peifer recounted Rubin's crimes as part of the largest group of eco-saboteurs ever taken down by the FBI. They called themselves The Family and committed an estimated $40 million in damage from 1996 to 2001. ... the terms of the highly structured plea agreement sets limits on the number of years Rubin will spend in prison....
  • Accused eco-saboteur Rebecca Rubin surrenders at Canadian border

    11/29/2012 1:27:16 PM PST · by jazusamo · 34 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | November 29, 2012 | Noelle Crombie
    Rebecca Rubin A 39-year-old woman accused of eco-sabotage in three Western states turned herself in to U.S. authorities at the Canadian border on Thursday morning. Rebecca Jeanette Rubin, a Canadian, had been on the run for a decade before surrendering in Blaine, Wash. She is accused of multiple counts of arson as part of a conspiracy with 12 other people from 1996 to 2001 in five Western states. The charges against Rubin include a Nov. 30, 1997, arson at the U.S. Bureau of Land Management Wild Horse and Burro Facility in Harney county near Burns and the Dec. 22,...
  • 1999 MSU Arsonist Sentenced Today

    02/05/2009 6:57:58 PM PST · by magslinger · 35 replies · 1,050+ views
    WQTX ^ | 2/5/2009
    The government says a 20-year prison sentence for a woman who committed arson at Michigan State University would be the toughest punishment ever in a case of so-called eco-terrorism. Marie Mason is due in federal court at 9 a.m. today. The explosion and fire at Michigan State's Agriculture Hall in 1999 was a protest against genetically modified crops. Damage exceeded $1 million. Prosecutors want a 20-year prison sentence for the 47-year-old Cincinnati woman. Mason's lawyer says that would be extreme. Mason has admitted other acts from 1999 through 2003, including fires at homes under construction in southeastern Michigan and Indiana....
  • 4-year sentence for Briana Waters in UW ecoterror case

    06/22/2012 4:34:42 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    KOMO News ^ | June 22, 2012 | KOMO Staff/AP
    TACOMA, Wash. - The last defendant in a 2001 ecoterror arson at the University of Washington was sentenced Friday in federal court to four years in prison, as recommended by the prosecution. With credit for time served, 36-year-old Briana Waters of Oakland, Calif., will return for 11 months. The first half of the remaining sentence will be served in prison and then a halfway house. Waters will report to federal prison after Labor Day, a special request granted so she can be with her daughter the summer.
  • Firebomb maker gets 7 years for 2001 UW arson (Justin Solondz)

    03/16/2012 4:22:05 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 7 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | March 16, 2012 | John de Leon
    Justin Solondz, 32, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Tacoma to seven years in prison for his role in the 2001 arson at the University of Washington Center for Urban Horticulture. Damage in the fire was estimated at more than $6 million. Solondz pleaded guilty in December to charges of conspiracy and arson under a plea agreement with federal prosecutors, who agreed to recommend the seven-year prison sentence. The defense also sought a seven-year term. A former student at The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Solondz was arrested last July 6 in Chicago after his expulsion from China,...
  • UW eco-arson suspect pleads not guilty( ELF : Solondz )

    07/27/2011 6:45:25 PM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | July 27, 2011 | Mike Carter
    The man accused of building the firebomb used by Earth Liberation Front radicals to torch the University of Washington's Center for Urban Horticulture in 2001 pleaded not guilty Wednesday to several federal charges. Justin Solondz, 31, was arrested July 6 in Chicago after his expulsion from China, where he had been serving a prison term for selling drugs. A former student at The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Solondz is charged with conspiracy, arson, making an unregistered destructive device and using a destructive device during a violent crime, a charge that could result in a life sentence. ... Solondz was...
  • When Eco-Terrorists Attack (Movie review)

    07/09/2011 9:10:17 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | July 9, 2011 | Christian Toto
      Video: If A Tree Falls trailer 2:10 minutesIf a Tree Falls wants audiences to rally behind Daniel McGowan, a soft-spoken fellow facing life in prison for crimes committed with the Earth Liberation Front.What director Marshall Curry can’t do is make McGowan worth our sympathy. The eco-terrorist is immature, arrogant, and unable to take full responsibility for his actions.If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front is gripping all the same, a fascinating peek into what passes for the soul of the eco-terrorist movement.McGowan is as extreme an environmentalist as one could imagine even if he doesn‘t...
  • Eco-arsonist sentenced for heroin sales

    06/28/2011 3:43:52 PM PDT · by george76 · 22 replies
    KGWNews ^ | June 28, 2011 | Michael Rollins
    EUGENE — An arsonist who avoided federal prison five years ago by helping lock up Earth Liberation Front activists is headed to state prison for selling heroin. ... He was on probation under a 2007 plea deal for his role in arsons by an ELF band known as The Family. Targets included a meat-packing company, car dealership, ranger station and lumber company. Ferguson is depicted as the leader of the group in the documentary "If A Tree Falls." He faces a probation revocation hearing July 14 in federal court.
  • California violin teacher pleads guilty to 2001 UW arson (Briana Waters)

    06/14/2011 4:45:15 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 38 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | June 14, 2011 | Mike Carter
    TACOMA — Briana Waters, the California violin teacher who was facing retrial for her role in the 2001 arson at the University of Washington's Center for Urban Horticulture, pleaded guilty Tuesday to several charges related to the attack. Waters, 35, pleaded guilty to four counts, including arson, conspiracy to use a destructive device, possessing a destructive device and use of a destructive device. The last count carries a penalty of up to 30 years to life. She also agreed to pay the UW and the state nearly $7 million in restitution. Waters had maintained her innocence even after a federal...
  • Eco-terrorism informant faces probation hearing

    04/12/2011 10:39:21 PM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies
    The Register-Guard ^ | April 12, 2011 | Karen McCowan
    He is accused of violating the terms of his plea deal, and his attorney expects he will face drug charges. An arsonist-informant who helped convict 10 former associates on eco-terrorism charges in the 2004-07 federal “Operation Backfire” case apparently violated his federal probation by allegedly violating undisclosed state drug laws. Jacob Jeremiah Ferguson, 38, appeared briefly before U.S. District Magistrate Judge Thomas Coffin on Monday. During that status conference, Ferguson’s attorney asked that his client’s probation violation hearing not be scheduled for “at least three weeks” because of the state charges also before Ferguson. ... Ferguson acknowledged taking part in...
  • Woman convicted in UW ecoterror case goes home ( Briana Waters )

    10/17/2010 6:31:58 PM PDT · by george76 · 24 replies
    ap ^ | Oct 17, 2010
    The North American Animal Liberation press office says Briana Waters was released from prison Saturday. The 34-year-old Waters was connected to a cell of radical environmentalists based in Olympia and in Oregon who carried out attacks throughout the West from 1996-2001, causing more than $80 million in damage. Last month, an appeals court overturned Water's conviction of being guilty of helping an ecoterror attack that destroyed a University of Washington research center, concluding the judge made mistakes that cast doubt on the fairness of her trial.
  • China Jails Environmentalist Wanted in U.S. (ELF Family member)

    11/27/2009 6:54:02 PM PST · by jazusamo · 25 replies · 1,171+ views
    NY Times ^ | November 27, 2009 | Dan Levin
    DALI, China — Justin Franchi Solondz, an environmental activist from New Jersey who spent four years evading charges of ecoterrorism in the United States by hiding out in this backpacker haven, was convicted by a Chinese court on Friday of manufacturing drugs. After serving a three-year sentence, Mr. Solondz, 30, who is on the F.B.I.’s most wanted list, will be deported to the United States, where he faces charges stemming from what the authorities say was his role in an arson rampage that destroyed buildings in three western states as a member of a group related to the environmental extremist...
  • Entitlements, Social Problems and the Family

    10/03/2009 9:39:57 AM PDT · by Jeff Head · 46 replies · 1,423+ views
    JEFFHEAD.COM ^ | Oct 3, 2009 | Rep. Steven Thayn
    Entitlements, Social Problems and the FamilyINDEPENDENT AMERICAN MOVEMENT FOR CONSTITUTIONAL RESTORATION This essay is by Steven Thayn, a 2nd term legislator in the Idaho State Legislature from the 11th District. It is a thesis about how current government entitlement programs do not encourage independent living or the formation of stable families, but instead increase social problems, add to our tax burden, and decrease our standard of living. It documents the truth of that statement and introduces a solution through the family and establishing it as the primary delivery mechanism of social relief within society. I urge all citizens and...
  • The Family: The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power

    07/26/2009 8:38:03 PM PDT · by janee · 8 replies · 317+ views
    local Wichita KS tv station ^ | 2009 | Jeff Sharlet
    By Kim Wilhelm (WICHITA, Kan.) It's known as C Street - a three story building two blocks from the Capitol in Washington D.C. Until recently, most people had never heard of it. But C Street and the politicians associated with it are now in the spotlight because of recent political sex scandals. In June, South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford admitted to having an affair and referred to C Street during a press conference. Sanford said he had received counseling there. He described it as "believe it or not - a Christian bible study." Nevada Senator John Ensign revealed he also...
  • ("The Family") Cartel tells smugglers to live "clean" life

    04/20/2009 12:30:01 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 545+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 4/20/09 | Reuters
    MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – A cartel engaged in Mexico's deadly drug wars has told its members to avoid heavy drinking and using narcotics and live a clean family life as it tries to build a well-run criminal organization, police say. Rafael Cedeno, a leader of "The Family" cartel based in the western state of Michoacan, told police after he was arrested at the weekend he had trained several thousand cartel members with courses in ethics and personal improvement. "The indoctrination of this group consisted of courses they considered to be for personal improvement, values, ethical and moral principles of the...
  • OPERATION BACKFIRE Help Find Four Eco-Terrorists

    11/19/2008 4:41:41 PM PST · by Cindy · 16 replies · 819+ views
    FBI.GOV ^ | November 19, 2008 | FBI.GOV
    We need your help in locating these four fugitives. Click on their names or photographs to see their wanted posters. It has been 10 years since a group known as “The Family” torched a ski resort in Vail, Colorado, causing $26 million in damage and drawing international attention to eco-terrorists—those who break the law in the name of the environment and animal rights. Since that time, we’ve joined our federal, local, and state law enforcement partners in establishing Operation Backfire to bring these criminals to justice. Our efforts have been successful, but four individuals under indictment remain at large. At...
  • FBI increases reward for suspected eco-terrorists

    11/19/2008 12:38:36 PM PST · by george76 · 21 replies · 646+ views
    CNN ^ | November 19, 2008 | Terry Frieden
    The FBI on Wednesday quintupled rewards for four suspects in the $26 million arson of a Colorado ski resort 10 years ago. The four suspects, who are thought to be the last members of the eco-terror group known as "The Family," are believed to have fled overseas. "The Family" was thought to be affiliated with ELF, the Earth Liberation Front. Together, the four are suspected in "at least 25 domestic terrorism criminal actions totaling over $48 million in damages, including the largest eco-related arson in history, a $26 million arson at the Vail Ski Resort," ... "These individuals are terrorists;...
  • 175 Alleged Gulf Cartel Members and Associates Arrested

    09/23/2008 5:00:11 AM PDT · by Calpernia · 15 replies · 434+ views
    ICE ^ | September 22, 2008 | ICE
    175 Alleged Gulf Cartel Members and Associates Arrested in Massive International Law Enforcement Operation "Project Reckoning" Leads to the Seizure of $60 Million and More Than 40 Tons of Illegal Drugs From One of Mexico's Largest Drug Trafficking Cartels NEW YORK - Attorney General Michael B. Mukasey announced that 175 individuals were arrested on Sept. 16, 2008, on charges related to an international drug trafficking cartel in a coordinated enforcement action by hundreds of international, federal, state and local law enforcement officials throughout the United States and Italy. Including the operations announced today, a long-term investigation of one of Mexico's...
  • Another UW arsonist sentenced to federal prison

    08/19/2008 10:56:56 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 23 replies · 197+ views
    Seattle PI ^ | August 19, 2008 | Paul Shukovsky
    A Spokane woman was sentenced Tuesday to three years in federal prison in the May 2001 firebombing of the University of Washington Center for Urban Horticulture. Lacey Phillabaum, 33, of Spokane, is one of five people -- members of a domestic terrorist group called the Earth Liberation Front -- who were accused by federal prosecutors of the arson attack that destroyed the building along with precious samples of rare and endangered plants species being cultivated for reintroduction into the Cascades. The ELF cell, dubbed "The Family," acted on the erroneous belief that a scientist at the center was doing the...
  • Seattle woman gets 5 years for UW arson

    07/18/2008 3:22:41 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies · 501+ views
    KOMONews.com ^ | July 18, 2008 | KOMO Staff
    TACOMA - A key participant in the 2001 arson that destroyed the University of Washington's Center for Urban Horticulture was sentenced Friday to five years in federal prison. Jennifer L. Kolar, 33, of Seattle also was ordered to pay more than $7.1 million in restitution in connection with the fire, which also destroyed priceless research projects and endangered plants. The sentencing, by U.S. District Judge Franklin D. Burgess, came after Kolar pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit arson, two counts of arson, one count of attempted arson and using a destructive device during a crime of violence. Kolar was part...
  • The Geekiest Arsonist (Eco-terrorism)

    07/16/2008 5:50:44 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 49 replies · 237+ views
    Crosscut.com ^ | July 16, 2008 | Kim McDonald
    Software engineer Jennifer Kolar is to be sentenced this week in federal court for her role in Earth Liberation Front arsons, including one at the University of Washington. Her time in prison will be reduced because she turned state's witness, but that doesn't mitigate the fact she is now regarded as a snitch by peers and could be labeled a terrorist by the government.By Kim McDonald "Don't hang up," FBI Special Agent Jane Quimby told Jennifer Kolar on Dec. 10, 2006. "There were arrests and there is a target letter for you." She gave Kolar the name and number...
  • Hillary's Nasty Pastorate (web only)

    03/21/2008 10:38:12 AM PDT · by dalight · 32 replies · 1,986+ views
    The Nation ^ | 03/19/08 | Barbara Ehrenreich
    There's a reason Hillary Clinton has remained relatively silent during the flap over intemperate remarks by Barack Obama's former pastor, Jeremiah Wright. When it comes to unsavory religious affiliations, she's a lot more vulnerable than Obama.
  • Where the wild things aren't (Briana Waters -ELF- trial and background)

    02/25/2008 9:22:50 AM PST · by jazusamo · 7 replies · 412+ views
    Crosscut.com ^ | February 24, 2008 | Kim McDonald
    Briana Waters is on trial in Tacoma for her alleged role in the 2001 arson at the University of Washington's Center for Urban Horticulture. It was one of a number of incidents of vandalism in the Northwest attributed to Earth Liberation Front's campaign to rid the world of things that aren't "wild." So what is wild?On the afternoon of May 21, 2001, investigator Cheryl Glenn of the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF) walked through the charred remains of several buildings at the Jefferson Poplar Farm in Clatskanie, Ore. Periodically she would stop, adjust her gloves, get down...
  • Lone trial begins in NW eco-terror case (The Family)

    02/11/2008 8:35:52 AM PST · by jazusamo · 23 replies · 166+ views
    The Oregonian ^ | February 11, 2008 | Gene Johnson AP
    Monday, February 11, 2008 SEATTLE -- Briana Waters says she isn't sure where she was early on May 21, 2001, but there's one place she wasn't: crouching in the bushes near a research center at the University of Washington, serving as a lookout for her fellow Earth Liberation Front activists as they set firebombs that illuminated the night sky and caused millions of dollars in damage. Prosecutors say that's exactly where she was, and they are intent on proving it during a trial that begins today at U.S. District Court in Tacoma. Of more than a dozen environmental and animal-rights...
  • Animal-rights group admits vandalizing scientist's home (OR)

    12/07/2007 4:27:31 PM PST · by jazusamo · 50 replies · 171+ views
    The Oregonian ^ | December 7, 2007 | Bryan Denson
    Animal-rights saboteurs have claimed responsibility for vandalizing the Portland home of a research scientist who uses monkeys to study the causes of premature birth in humans. In a communique obtained by The Oregonian today, the Animal Liberation Front acknowledged striking two autos owned by Dr. Miles Novy with spray-paint graffiti and paint stripper. "Novy's reproductive research on primates has resulted in this senseless torture of one of natures most magnificant creatures," ALF saboteurs wrote in a message sent to the Animal Liberation Press Office. "This blatant disregard for the earth, animals and it's resources shall not go unseen by the...
  • How Did It Come To This? (Short history of "The Family"-eco-terrorists)

    07/01/2007 9:57:18 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 29 replies · 522+ views
    The Register-Guard ^ | July 1, 2007 | Bill Bishop
    Published: Sunday, July 1, 2007 No other book club could approach its diversity. There was a trust fund kid and a Dumpster diver. There were potheads, growers and dealers. There were anarchists and longtime social activists. There was a straight-A student, a high school dropout, a computer geek and a young father reportedly addicted to heroin. Their "Book Club" was anything but typical. It was where many of them met - not to share literature and poetry, but to study arson, sabotage and subterfuge. Most went on to radical activism in a group that referred to itself as "The Family."...
  • Eco-arsonist was in rush to 'save the world' (Gerlach: eco-terrorist)

    06/20/2007 12:11:57 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 11 replies · 339+ views
    Rocky Mountain News.com ^ | June 19, 2007 | Sara Burnett
    She'll spend the next 9 years in prison for her role in the 1998 torching of Two Elks Lodge in Vail. Now she's 'back on the right path.' The federal law enforcement agents were stymied. For weeks they had been trying to break into computers and Palm Pilots confiscated from members of a radical environmental group known as The Family, a cell of the Earth Liberation Front. The computers were believed to hold GPS coordinates for caches of weapons and other information vital to the criminal prosecutions of 11 associates of the shadowy organization. But try as they might, the...
  • 2 women sentenced in Western arsons (FRom the Earth Liberation Front aka "The Family")

    05/31/2007 9:58:36 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 29 replies · 796+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/31/07 | AP
    EUGENE, Ore. - A federal judge sentenced two women to prison Thursday for their roles in arson fires around the West that caused more than $40 million in damage over a five-year period. Suzanne Savoie and Kendall Tankersley were the fifth and sixth of 10 radical environmentalists to be sentenced in U.S. District Court in Eugene after they pleaded guilty to arson and conspiracy. All were members of an underground cell of the Earth Liberation Front known as "The Family." U.S. District Judge Ann Aiken sentenced Savoie to four years and three months in federal prison. In order to recognize...
  • 6 Mexican Police Murdered in Apparent Ambush

    11/14/2006 3:11:50 PM PST · by james500 · 15 replies · 814+ views
    AP via FOX News ^ | Tuesday, November 14, 2006 | ?
    MEXICO CITY — Six police officers were shot to death in an apparent ambush in a rural part of western Mexico that has been plagued by drug violence, prosecutors said Tuesday. The bullet-riddled bodies of an investigative officer, a group commander and four officers were found after a caller reported gunshots late Monday near Aguililla, a mountain town about 200 kilometers (125 miles) southwest of the Michoacan state's capital of Morelia.
  • Traditionalists Push Back Against Gays (Canadian Conservatives Move To Defend The Family Alert)

    10/06/2006 10:20:20 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 4 replies · 599+ views
    Worldnetdaily.com ^ | 10/07/06 | Ted Byfield
    Canada's Harper government delightfully surprised both its friends and its foes last week. It leaked the fact that it may bring in a "Defence of Religions Act" to protect critics of homosexual practice from prosecution under human rights codes, and to prohibit the firing of marriage commissioners who refuse on the grounds of their religion to "marry" homosexual couples. Social conservative allies were surprised because opposition to gay marriage, which had begun to seem a lost cause, was being revived. Government foes are equally delighted, because they assume that Prime Minister Stephen Harper has finally made a blunder that will...
  • The Broken American Family (Rabbi Shmueley Boteach Plugs His New TV Series Alert)

    11/25/2005 1:20:38 AM PST · by goldstategop · 18 replies · 992+ views
    Worldnetdaily.com ^ | 11/25/05 | Rabbi Shmueley Boteach
    The American family is broken. It consists of constituent parts that do not cohere. It comprises husbands and wives who are not intimate. And it is producing children who are not secure. In hosting the upcoming TLC Television series, "Shalom in the Home," and taping the episodes that will begin to air in 2006, I have come to understand the problems that are tearing the modern family asunder. First, there is the work-too-hard burnout of the modern mother and wife. Working outside the home to provide the family with the all-important second income, and coming home to children who are...
  • The Importance of the Family

    05/27/2005 5:14:58 PM PDT · by Salvation · 28 replies · 532+ views
    CatholicEducation.org ^ | 2005 | Catholic Church
    The Importance of the Family    ZENIT The newly published Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church dedicates one of its first chapters to the institution of the family, described as "the vital cell of society." The opening number of the section of the family begins with how Sacred Scripture repeatedly underlines the importance and centrality of the family. The book of Genesis narrates the creation of the first man and woman, and the family is portrayed as having a central role in creation. Other Old Testament books speak of the love to be found in the family, which...
  • Murder and Suicide Reviving Claims of Child Abuse in Cult

    01/15/2005 1:56:12 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 11 replies · 1,087+ views
    New York Times ^ | January 15, 2005 | LAURIE GOODSTEIN
    Growing up in the 1970's in a religious cult known around the world as the Children of God, Ricky Rodriguez was revered as "the prince." The group's leaders were his mother and stepfather, and they taught that their son would guide them all when the End Times came. He was so special that his unconventional upbringing - by a collection of often-topless young nannies - was chronicled in "The Davidito Book," which was distributed to cult members as a how-to guide for rearing children. And children the cult had in multitudes.
  • "The Masculine Question" Brought to Life

    11/13/2004 4:03:20 PM PST · by Coleus · 6 replies · 977+ views
    Zenit ^ | 11.12.04
    "The Masculine Question" Brought to Life Interview with Bioethicist and Educator Antonello Vanni ROME, NOV. 12, 2004 (Zenit.org).- In his latest book, Antonello Vanni, educator and bioethicist of the Catholic University of Milan, analyzes the causes that have estranged fathers from life and the serious effects this estrangement has had on the family and society. His book, "The Father and Nascent Life. A Proposal to the Christian Conscience in Favor of Life and the Family," was published this year by Francesco Nastro. In this interview with ZENIT, the bioethicist highlights the responsibility of the media -- often vehicle of messages...
  • 'The Real Story of the Bush Dynasty' by Kitty Kelley will have an initial print run of 500,000...

    05/29/2004 6:35:27 PM PDT · by summer · 28 replies · 293+ views
    Drudge link ^ | 30 May 2004
    The article Drudge linked is HERE.
  • Kitty Kelley Penning 'Coup de Grace' for Bush Dynasty?

    05/19/2004 8:56:06 AM PDT · by kattracks · 22 replies · 159+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | 5/19/04 | Carl Limbacher and the NewsMax.com staff
    Richard Clarke, Bob Woodward and indefatigable privacy maven Joe Wilson have had their shot at torpedoing President Bush's reelection. Now it's Kitty Kelley's turn, with her book "The Family: The Real Story of the Bush Dynasty" due out just after Labor Day. Described by one media fan as "a fastidious fact-checker with an unrivaled knack for zingers such as stories of coathanger abortions," Kelley is said to have "Karl Rove's head swimming" with her latest screed. Her last political hit piece, a 1991 bio of Nancy Reagan, purported to reveal a so-called affair with Frank Sinatra. After the New...