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  • Greenpeace sails out to confront Russian tanker

    04/28/2014 10:05:37 PM PDT · by wetphoenix · 17 replies
    AMSTERDAM (AP) — Greenpeace International says it is sending a ship out to protest the arrival of a tanker that is bringing the first oil produced at a new Russian offshore platform in the Arctic circle to Rotterdam. The environmental group said Monday it has sent the "Rainbow Warrior III" to meet the Russian-flagged Mikhail Ulyanov. Greenpeace spokesman Arin de Hoog could not immediately say Monday when the two vessels are expected to meet and what form the protest will take. In September, 28 of the group's activists and two freelance journalists were arrested and charged with piracy after a...
  • Sierra Club San Diego Chapter Suspended ... by Sierra Club (Trouble In Leftist Paradise?)

    02/22/2014 5:18:46 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 8 replies
    U-T San Diego ^ | February 21, 2014 | Deborah Sullivan Brennan
    Sierra Club San Diego Chapter suspended The Sierra Club’s national board voted Friday to suspend its San Diego chapter for four years, a step that leaders said was needed to curb “ongoing conflicts and divisions” among local activists. “We have one objective, having a healthy, effective, working Sierra Club chapter in San Diego,” Sierra Club President Dave Scott said after the vote, saying the board had received many complaints about strife within the chapter. The organization’s leaders have provided few details about the nature of that conflict, but San Diego members and former officials attributed it to the Sierra Club’s...
  • PETA to Bigfoot Hunters: You Shouldn't 'Shoot and Kill It' Just Because You Can

    02/02/2014 1:13:42 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 38 replies
    |Myrtle Beach News Examiner ^ | February 1, 2014 | Norman Byrd
    The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) are certain about one thing, even though they do not acknowledge that Bigfoot is real: It is just as unethical to kill a Sasquatch as it would be any other animal. In a report posted by the CBS Houston on Jan. 30, the animal rights activists reacted to the idea much as expected, because to members of their organization, shooting and killing a living creature, whether it be for food or sport, is an atrocity. PETA spokesperson Lindsay Rajt told The Houston Chronicle: “As an organization we do oppose hunting of...
  • Fracking, Poverty & New Liberal Gentry: Energy bonanza bypassed NY, socialites/celebs try to stop it

    11/08/2013 11:28:01 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | November 7, 2013 | Fred Siegel
    The transformation of American liberalism over the past half-century is nowhere more apparent than in the disputes now roiling a relatively obscure section of upstate New York. In 1965, as part of his "war on poverty," President Lyndon Johnson created the Appalachian Regional Commission. Among the areas to be served by the commission were the Southern Tier counties of New York state, including Broome, Tioga and Chemung. The commission's central aim was to "Increase job opportunities and per capita income in Appalachia to reach parity with the nation." Like so many Great Society antipoverty programs, the effort largely failed. The...
  • Billionaire Environmentalist Lends Support to McAuliffe

    08/05/2013 12:19:23 PM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 14 replies
    Environmentalist billionaire Tom Steyer is testing his influence in the Virginia gubernatorial election in support of Democratic candidate Terry McAuliffe, with his political group preparing to spend a large amount of money in the race. Steyer is a San Francisco billionaire who used to work as a hedge fund manager, and is using his super PAC "NextGen Climate Action" to launch television ads to mobilize environmentalist voters to turn out in the gubernatorial race in support of McAuliffe in the Old Dominion, Politco reports. Steyer told Politico that he hopes to send a message to the country about the power...
  • Army Of 50,000 Ready For Arrest If Obama OKs Keystone

    03/22/2013 3:33:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | March 22, 2013 | Evan McMorris-Santoro
    With massive protests already planned, environmentalists see new signs Obama is going their way. Environmentalists are promising mass arrests and acts of civil disobedience if the Obama administration moves forward with a controversial pipeline project through the Midwest — even as Obama's political arm seeks to use the project in its latest fundraiser. Opponents to the Keystone XL pipeline, which would run from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico, said they have more than 50,000 recruits ready to be jailed as part of one of the largest broad-scale direct-action protests in their movement's history. "With our Keystone XL pledge of...
  • Gov’t Posts 61 New Federal Regs, Including 500-Page Rule to Protect “Critical Habitat” of Flycatcher

    01/05/2013 5:24:23 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 4, 2013 | Penny Starr
    The federal government posted 61 new regulations in the Federal Register on Friday, including the Department of Interior’s 500-page document outlining a new rule to protect the southwestern willow flycatcher’s “critical habitat” in six states. That small insect-eating bird’s habitat covers 1,227 miles of streams and 208,973 acres in California, Colorado, Arizona, Nevada, Utah and New Mexico, on “federal, state, tribal and private lands.” …
  • Hollywood's 'Promised Land' 'Not Very Accurate'

    01/03/2013 9:54:57 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Breitbart's Big Hollywood / The Associated Press ^ | January 2, 2013 | Michael Rubinkam
    ALLENTOWN, Pa.-The new movie "Promised Land" digs into the fierce national debate over fracking, the technique that's generated a boom in U.S. natural gas production while also stoking controversy over its possible impact on the environment and human health. Written by and starring Matt Damon and John Krasinski, the film comes at an opportune time for a big-screen exploration of the issues surrounding the shale gas revolution, with cheap natural gas transforming the nation's energy landscape and "fracking" now a household word. But viewers shouldn't necessarily expect a realistic treatment of drilling and fracking. It's not that kind of film...
  • Alessandra Ambrosio Lands in Hot Water with PETA for Dyeing Her Dog Pink

    07/06/2012 2:53:02 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 23 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | July 6, 2012 | Kathryn Kattalia
    Alessandra Ambrosio Lands in Hot Water with PETA for Dyeing Her Dog Pink The Victoria's Secret model came under fire from the animal rights group after stepping out with her pink and purple pooch in Malibu It looks like this Angel is barking up the wrong tree. Alessandra Ambrosio is used to turning heads every time she steps out on the street, but it seems the Victoria's Secret supermodel drew the wrong kind of attention when she took her dip-dyed pink and purple pooch for a walk in Malibu on Thursday. The brunette beauty and mom of two came under...
  • Monterey Biologist Accused of Feeding Whale (Faces 20 Years in Federal Prison, Large Fines)

    01/09/2012 5:19:17 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 46 replies
    AP ^ | Monday, January 9, 2012 | JASON DEAREN
    Monterey biologist accused of feeding whale SAN FRANCISCO ---- A marine biologist who runs popular whale-watching tours on California's Monterey Bay has been indicted for violating federal laws that protect marine mammals. Nancy Black, a marine scientist whose work has been featured on PBS, National Geographic and Animal Planet, was charged Wednesday with four violations of the Marine Mammal Protection Act. Her attorneys countered the charges by arguing that her interactions with the creatures were legal scientific research. She was accused of feeding killer whales in 2005 during a research trip, and misleading investigators by editing video footage of her...
  • Plastic bag ban could cost consumers (Austin, TX)

    12/15/2011 12:39:05 PM PST · by bgill · 26 replies
    kxan.com ^ | Dec. 15, 2011 | Doug Shupe
    The idea is to eliminate these types of plastic bags and certain types of paper bags from our landfills. To do that, the city is considering charging customers for these types of bags for three years, then eventually banning them from many stores across the city... The city's draft ordinance includes an education campaign for the public throughout all of next year, For three years after, the proposal includes retailers charge customers without a Lone Star Card, a 25 cent surcharge for each plastic or paper bag.
  • Flashback: Kerry and Gingrich Hugging Trees -- and (Almost) Each Other

    11/15/2011 4:35:57 AM PST · by BarnacleCenturion · 84 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | April 11, 2007 | Staff
    Yesterday's global-warming debate between John Kerry and Newt Gingrich was, as the moderator put it, "advertised as a smack-down and a prizefight." But those labels were too modest for Kerry. "Welcome to our environmental version of the Lincoln-Douglas debates," the former Democratic presidential nominee told the crowd in the Russell Caucus Room. "We flipped a coin, and I picked Lincoln." But something funny happened on the way to 1858. Gingrich, a former Republican House speaker, refused to play Douglas to Kerry's Lincoln, instead positioning himself as a tree-hugging green. Before Kerry got a word in, Gingrich conceded that global warming...
  • Exclusive: Fallen Angel Plunges From Tree-Perch Ending Eight-Day People's Park Protest

    09/09/2011 3:48:15 PM PDT · by SmithL · 54 replies
    Berkeley Daily Planet ^ | 9/7/11 | Ted Friedman
    <p>First she was buoyantly up in a "dangerous" People's Park tree protesting "Everything," but now she's at Highland Hospital with a broken back, ending an eight-day protest which was a protest-in-progress.</p> <p>Her last fall from the tree was her second. She fell in her second day in the tree and was caught in the arms of a friend before she hit the ground. "Moon Shadow," who was first up, last Monday, reportedly took a plunge when—out on a limb—he helped attach a protest banner.</p>
  • UN Treaty Would Impose Global Poverty and Authoritarianism on Behalf of Mother Earth

    04/13/2011 5:59:11 PM PDT · by massmike · 7 replies
    moonbattery.com ^ | 04/13/2011 | n/a
    Following through on Al Gore's green authoritarianism to a level of oppression that Joseph Stalin never thought of brings us to the realm of Bolivia's socialist strongman Evo Morales, a colleague of Hugo Chavez and the Castro Bros. Thanks to the pernicious, insidious, and likeminded United Nations, his flaky pre-Columbian brand of eco-totalitarianism may be going global: Bolivia will this month [present] a draft United Nations treaty giving "Mother Earth" the same rights as humans — having just passed a domestic law that does the same for bugs, trees and all other natural things in the South American country.
  • UN document would give 'Mother Earth' same rights as humans (Bug, Animal & Plant Rights)

    04/12/2011 11:35:54 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 51 replies
    Canada.com ^ | 04-12-2011 | By Steven Edwards
    Bolivia will this month table a draft United Nations treaty giving "Mother Earth" the same rights as humans — having just passed a domestic law that does the same for bugs, trees and all other natural things in the South American country. The bid aims to have the UN recognize the Earth as a living entity that humans have sought to "dominate and exploit" — to the point that the "well-being and existence of many beings" is now threatened. The wording may yet evolve, but the general structure is meant to mirror Bolivia's Law of the Rights of Mother Earth,...
  • US axes permit for Arch's giant mountain coalmine [West Virginia: Obama's EPA]

    01/14/2011 4:30:09 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 13, 2011 | Timothy Gardner
    The Obama administration revoked a permit on Thursday for Arch Coal Inc's (ACI.N) proposed Spruce 1 mountaintop coal mine in West Virginia, effectively shutting one of the biggest in the United States. "The proposed Spruce No. 1 Mine would use destructive and unsustainable mining practices that jeopardize the health of Appalachian communities and clean water on which they depend," said Peter Silvan, an assistant administrator for water, at the Environmental Protection Agency. The EPA's final ruling under the Clean Water Act came after a scientific study, a public hearing, and a review of more than 50,000 public comments, the agency...
  • Royal Society issues new climate change guide admits there are 'uncertainties' about the science

    09/30/2010 7:08:48 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | September 30, 2010 | By Niall Firth
    The UK’s leading scientific body has been forced to rewrite its guide on climate change and admit that it is not known how much warmer the Earth will become. The Royal Society has updated its guide after 43 of its members complained that the previous version failed to take into account the opinion of climate change sceptics. Now the new guide, called ‘Climate change: a summary of the science’, admits that there are some ‘uncertainties’ regarding the science behind climate change. And it says that it impossible to know for sure how the Earth's climate will change in the future...
  • Dick Morris: McChrystal's Attack Hurts Obama's Left Wing Base

    06/24/2010 1:58:40 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    Dick Morris' Website ^ | June 23, 2010 | Dick Morris And Eileen McGann
    General Stanley McChrystal’s interview in Rolling Stone Magazine will do a lot to damage further President Obama’s standing among liberals and Democrats and will undermine his chances of keeping control of Congress in 2010. To conservative voters and commentators, his comments underscore doubts about Obama’s competence. To the Administration’s spokespeople, the interview shows a lack of proper subordination in the chain of command. But to the voters of the left, the key import of his comments is that the general in charge of the war in Afghanistan basically said the war is not being won, and perhaps cannot be won....
  • Dick Morris: Dems turn on Obama

    06/16/2010 5:30:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies · 1,663+ views
    Dick Morris' Website ^ | June 16, 2010 | Dick Morris
    To the left, the oil spill is not an index of presidential competence or an issue in the political sphere. It is a daily gushing of poison into the Earth’s waters as a direct result of the president’s failure to stop it. They blame BP. But they already hate oil companies. And they blame Obama, too. And they are coming to dislike him. When Obama attempts to recoup this damage to his political base by pushing new legislation on the environment or by resurrecting his cap and trade legislation or by bringing criminal charges against BP or by setting up...
  • UW Students Fined for Dragging 20-foot City Maple into Apartment

    06/05/2010 7:06:25 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 13 replies · 375+ views
    Madistan.com ^ | June 5, 2010 | JAne Burns
    Two UW-Madison students woke up with a maple tree in their living room Saturday morning, then spent part of the day replanting it because they were the ones who had dragged it there in the first place. Thomas Schroeder, 21, of Menomonee Falls, and Brenton Neuharth, 21, from Eureka, S.D., were issued citations for damage to property for taking a newly planted tree out of the ground on a terrace between West Main and South Broom streets. Madison police were alerted to it by Keith and Karen Weiss, who were returning from the Dane County Farmers’ Market and noticed an...
  • Catholic Nuns Endorse Obamacare?

    03/17/2010 11:03:24 AM PDT · by marcbold · 53 replies · 922+ views
    Creative Minority Report ^ | 3-17-10 | Matt Archbold
    This is awful. Nuns gone wild. The AP reports: Catholic nuns are urging Congress to pass President Barack Obama's health care plan, in an unusual public break with bishops who say it would subsidize abortion. Some 60 leaders of religious orders representing 59,000 Catholic nuns Wednesday sent lawmakers a letter urging them to pass the Senate health care bill. It contains restrictions on abortion funding that the bishops say don't go far enough. The letter says that "despite false claims to the contrary, the Senate bill will not provide taxpayer funding for elective abortions." The letter says the legislation also...
  • EarthFirst Mourning Loss of a Tree - Crying & Screaming (Hilarious video)

    03/12/2010 11:11:57 AM PST · by yooling · 37 replies · 997+ views
    Just watch. You won't be disappointed.
  • Killing Pace of Wolves Could Wipe Out Wildlife and End Hunting in the Northwest

    02/28/2010 11:21:15 PM PST · by OneVike · 36 replies · 1,485+ views
    The Great White Hunter ^ | 3/1/10 | Ryan Benson
    When wolves were reintroduced into Idaho, Montana and Wyoming the agreement with the states, sportsmen, the Federal Government and the tree huggers was simple. 300 wolves. The prowolf people asked for 450 wolves with at least 150 and 15 breeding pairs in each state. This 50%margin, they reasoned was needed so the number wouldn’t fall below 300. It would take YEARS they argued, probably DECADES with a slow 5% population growth rate. The 450 would represent wolf repopulation recovery and then management would be returned to the states.2010 NumbersIdaho-850 + wolvesMontana-600 + wolvesWyoming-300 + wolvesWe are at 1200 wolves...
  • Harrison Ford slammed for 'unnecessary' flights

    02/25/2010 12:50:03 PM PST · by EveningStar · 114 replies · 2,434+ views
    Seattle Post-Intelligencer ^ | February 24, 2010 | P-I/New Media
    Environmental activists have blasted Harrison Ford for making "unnecessary" trips by air, following revelations he once made a jet journey to buy a cheeseburger.
  • Global Warming's Snowball Fight (WaPo's Dana Milbank To Global Warming Alarmists: Chill Out)

    02/14/2010 11:02:07 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 19 replies · 944+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | Sunday, February 14, 2010 | Dana Milbank
    Global warming's snowball fight By Dana Milbank Sunday, February 14, 2010 (For your convenience, op-ed is posted below to Body of Comment)
  • New Movie force feeds green socialism to children in schools (The story of stuff)

    01/16/2010 1:15:30 PM PST · by mainestategop · 23 replies · 1,333+ views
    MAINESTATEGOP ^ | 1/16/09 | MAINESTATEGOP
    A new Movie is being displayed in Public schools (communist indoctrination centers.) And your children have no choice but to sit down and watch it whether you or they want to or not. Paid for by taxpayers. The new movie is called the story of stuff. It is an environmentalist and Marxist propaganda film being shown in schools all over the country. The premise: Your cell phone, Lego's, Ipod, computer, car, Styrofoam ETC is toxic and harmful and is killing you and the planet and its all being sold to you thanks to slaves in the third world! My how...
  • (Global Warming Eco-Freaks) Freaked Out Over SuperFreakonomics

    10/27/2009 6:26:31 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 7 replies · 859+ views
    WSJ ^ | October 27, 2009 | Bret Stephens
    Freaked Out Over SuperFreakonomics Global warming might be solved with a helium balloon and a few miles of garden hose. By BRET STEPHENS Suppose for a minute—which is about 59 seconds too long, but that's for another column—that global warming poses an imminent threat to the survival of our species. Suppose, too, that the best solution involves a helium balloon, several miles of garden hose and a harmless stream of sulfur dioxide being pumped into the upper atmosphere, all at a cost of a single F-22 fighter jet. Good news, right? Maybe, but not if you're Al Gore or one...
  • A threat of further vandalism against KRKO, Everett, WA (enviro terrorism)

    09/28/2009 3:47:40 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 6 replies · 752+ views
    radio-info.com ^ | 09/28/09 | raccoonradio
    The Herald newspaper says the graffiti sprayed on buildings associated with the Skotdal family is visible from Highway 522. The message appears to be a followup to last month’s sabotage at the KRKO (1380) transmitter site that toppled a whole tower. It says, in part: “MBA KRKO/Snotdol [sic] Empire. If you continue to risk killing children, mother earth and her creations, all your holdings are targets.“ This extra-long graffiti message ends this way: "Authentic ELF [Earth Liberation Front]? Ask ATF/FBI about restricted water mains. Little water, better burn. ELF.” KRKO recently turned on its new 50-kw daytime facility, a move...
  • "Hitler Tree" May Get the Ax in Poland - Video

    07/15/2009 5:24:45 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 20 replies · 399+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | July 15, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is a video report from Poland on an Oak Tree planted in honor of Adolf Hitler that some people want to see cut down, and others want to remain as a reminder of the past. The tree controversy gives some insight into the Nazis' apparent fascination with trees, perhaps because of the ancient rituals of teutonic tree worship. It is estimated that six million Poles died at the hands of the Nazis, with three million of them being Jews. . . . . (Watch Video)
  • 'Goode Family' makes fun of the world's do-gooders

    05/27/2009 2:47:31 PM PDT · by La Lydia · 49 replies · 2,249+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | May 27, 2009 | Glenn Garvin
    Life's not easy if you're an organic-eating, tree-hugging, SUV-eschewing, carbon-footprintless, gender-identity-indifferent, diversity-celebrating, nonjudgmental (well, except for those damn U.S. flag pins) vegan pacifist. Just ask Gerald and Helen Goode, the First Couple of PC America. They forget to check a box when adopting an African baby, and when little Ubuntu arrives, he's a white South African. They cart home free elephant dung from Barnum & Bailey for their organic garden, then remember that the circus exploits animals. They've raised their dog Che to be a vegan, but the neighborhood sure has a lot of missing squirrels. Welcome to The Goode...
  • Children come with a high carbon cost

    03/16/2009 5:17:44 PM PDT · by markomalley · 40 replies · 991+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 3/15/2009
    WHAT is your carbon legacy - not the emissions you are personally liable for, but those of your descendants? Ask Paul Murtaugh, a statistician at Oregon State University in Corvallis.If you have a child, he says, you and you partner are each responsible for half its emissions. If that child has kids, one-quarter of their emissions are down to you, and so on. How it adds up depends on population trends and emission changes in the future.Murtaugh used UN population projections, which say that after 2050, birth rates in all countries will be 1.85 children per woman, on average....
  • Jack Bauer Now Uses Recycled Weapons

    03/02/2009 5:17:44 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 26 replies · 1,320+ views
    Hollywood Life ^ | Monday, March 02, 2009 | Elizabeth Thompson
    Jack Bauer Now Uses Recycled Weapons Fox will announce today that thriller "24" is going green. Whether Kiefer Sutherland, who plays agent Jack Bauer, will start slamming terrorist suspects' heads into tables made from salvaged pine beams, or making close call getaways in helicopters fueled by leftover french fry oil, is unclear. But according to a New York Times article yesterday, the network has stepped things up to become the first "carbon neutral show." Fox has "hired consultants to measure the carbon-dioxide output from the production, started using 20 percent biodiesel fuel in trucks and generators, installed motion monitors in...
  • Not out of the woods (Layoffs)

    02/28/2009 12:46:59 PM PST · by mainestategop · 7 replies · 648+ views
    Bangor Daily rag ^ | Nick Sambides JR
    HOULTON, Maine — James Hogan was a logger at Louisiana Pacific Corp. for 21 years when he was first laid off in 2004. He spent four years scrounging odd jobs and selling personal property to keep solvent before getting hired as a woodloader at Treeline Inc. of Lincoln in July 2008. The 46-year-old town man had almost recovered from that financial disaster, clearing $600 for a 55-hour workweek, when Treeline laid him off on Jan. 28. Since then, Hogan has searched for logging work from Fort Fairfield to Bangor without success.
  • Ashley Judd, Sarah Palin at odds over aerial wolf hunt

    02/07/2009 2:21:10 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies · 1,482+ views
    CNN ^ | February 7, 2009
    Actress Ashley Judd says a wolf management program backed by Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is "incredibly savage ... it's not right, it's not appropriate, it makes no sense on any level." Appearing on CNN's "Larry King Live," Judd repeated her criticism of a program that allows hunters firing from aircraft to shoot wolves to thin the numbers of the animals. Judd recently appeared in a video for the Washington-based Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund, which also opposes the Palin-backed aerial hunting program. Referring to the former Republican vice presidential candidate by name in the video, Judd says that Palin is...
  • Alaska seeks to block U.S. protections for belugas

    01/14/2009 3:33:09 PM PST · by redk · 30 replies · 1,407+ views
    Reuters ^ | Jan 14, 2009 | Yereth Rosen
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Jan 14 (Reuters) - Five months after suing to keep polar bears off the U.S. threatened species list, Alaska's government said Wednesday it plans to issue a similar challenge to block federal protections for a struggling population of beluga whales in Cook Inlet, a mature oil-producing basin. Former vice presidential hopeful Gov. Sarah Palin said the energy-rich state believes the Endangered Species Act protections for belugas announced in October by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are unwarranted.
  • People’s Park Acacias Felled Despite Tree-Sit Protest

    01/07/2009 7:13:58 PM PST · by SmithL · 2 replies · 335+ views
    Berkeley Daily Planet ^ | 1/7/9 | Richard Brenneman
    Berkeley’s latest tree-sit ended almost before it began when the lone remaining branch-percher descended to earth Tuesday morning, followed by two acacias a few hours later. Campus community relations director Irene Hegarty said that only one of the two tree-sitters who took to the branches was still aloft when community members talked him down. “He walked away, though he was cited and released for trespassing by university police a couple of blocks away,” she said. Arborists made short work of the trees, leaving five or six five-foot logs and a pile of wood chips for use at the park. “They...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 09-26-08 (Drama Queen Tree Huggers)

    09/26/2008 6:26:04 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 44 replies · 950+ views
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | September 26, 2008 | PJ-Comix
    I usually post videos in the DUmmie FUnnies on weekends or late at night. However, for this VIDEO I have to make an exception because it is probably the FUnniest video I have ever seen on YouTube. It shows a bunch of tree huggers who belong to the Earth First eco group in the North Carolina forest (most likely these are hippies who live in Asheville) mourning over trees. And they don't just shed a few tears. They are flat out bawling. Their Drama Queen antics are absolutely hilarious! And that hippie chick waxing poetic over a rock is...
  • BERKELEY: Tree-sitters climbing down, ending 2-year-long standoff

    09/09/2008 1:23:33 PM PDT · by SmithL · 17 replies · 149+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 9/9/8 | Carolyn Jones
    Four tree-sitters began climbing down from an 80-foot-tall redwood tree near Memorial Stadium this afternoon after UC Berkeley officials agreed to create a committee that will oversee future campus development, a spokesman for the protesters said. UC officials declined to comment on the reported deal, saying they will speak after the nearly 2-year-long standoff ends. But protesters atop the tree pumped their fists in a show of victory. Before climbing down, one of the protesters, nicknamed Huck, shouted, "We love you" to cheering supporters below. The protesters' deal with the university does not include amnesty from criminal charges, said their...
  • UC Berkeley begins felling trees for stadium

    09/05/2008 6:33:36 PM PDT · by SmithL · 34 replies · 212+ views
    Oakland Tribune ^ | 9/5/8 | Kristin Bender
    BERKELEY - Crews began cutting down trees next to Memorial Stadium at UC Berkeley late Friday, 21 months after activists climbed into the trees to protest the university's plan to raze them to build a $140 million sports training center center. Work crews with chainsaws and bulldozers arrived at the university grove Friday and by 4 p.m. six trees had been chopped down. Clad in black ski masks, the four remaining tree protesters who were driven into a single redwood several months ago, remained in the tree Friday and at times sparred with arborists, tossing a bottle and branches toward...
  • Liberal Judge Blocks Drilling in MI

    07/13/2008 8:06:35 AM PDT · by conservativeinferno · 33 replies · 127+ views
    yahoo.com ^ | 07.12.08 | conservativeinferno
    TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. - A federal judge has overturned a decision by the U.S. Forest Service to allow oil and gas drilling near a forest and a river in Michigan's northern Lower Peninsula. ADVERTISEMENT U.S. District Judge David Lawson of Detroit ruled Thursday the agency had acted "arbitrarily and capriciously" in 2005 by giving Savoy Energy LP of Traverse City a permit to drill an exploratory well near the Au Sable River's south branch. (cont...)
  • UC Berkeley police officers trying to bring down tree protesters

    06/17/2008 9:21:56 AM PDT · by SmithL · 27 replies · 108+ views
    About 25 University of California, Berkeley, police officers and a cherry-picker have converged at the Berkeley Oak Grove, where five climbers are being threatened and may have to come down today, according to Save the Oaks spokesman Doug Buckwald. Buckwald said he began receiving calls on an emergency phone network from climbers who "have sent word by cell phone their belief that this is it - they are coming in to get them right now." Protesters have been in the trees since UC regents voted in December 2006 to approve a plan to build a sports training center and other...
  • Oz TV advises CO2-emitting children to die early

    06/03/2008 9:54:48 PM PDT · by wafflehouse · 40 replies · 77+ views
    The Register ^ | 6/3/08 | andrew orlowski
    Carbon Cult sickos are under fire for an interactive website that tells children they should die because they emit CO2. The Australian Broadcasting Corporation's "Planet Slayer" site invites young children to take a "greenhouse gas quiz", asking them "how big a pig are you?". At the end of the quiz, the pig explodes, and ABC tells children at "what age you should die at so you don’t use more than your fair share of Earth’s resources!" It's one of a number of interactive features that "Get the dirt on greenhouse without the guilt trips. No lectures. No multinational-bashing (well, maybe...
  • How did your Earth Hour go?

    03/30/2008 11:02:27 AM PDT · by Libloather · 109 replies · 2,202+ views
    The Web | 3/30/08
    How did your Earth Hour go? My husband and I enjoyed it so much, we want to try to do it weekly.
  • McCain Invites Fundraisers to London

    03/15/2008 6:12:50 PM PDT · by Shermy · 17 replies · 879+ views
    Washington Post ^ | March 14, 2008 | Matthew Mosk
    Sen. John McCain and his staff have been adamant for days that his upcoming overseas trip to Britain, France and Israel is not political. /snip ...Apparently, though, there will still be room for fundraising. McCain's campaign has sent out an invitation for a March 20 luncheon at Spencer House -- the neo-classical home built for an ancestor of Diana, the late Princess of Wales -- "by kind permission of Lord Rothschild OM GBE and the Hon. Nathaniel Rothschild." The price to attend is $1000 to $2,300. And the dress code for the event? "Lounge suits" -- British for business...
  • UC Police remove supplies from tree-sitters platforms at Memorial Stadium (Berkeley)

    02/19/2008 9:18:05 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies · 684+ views
    The Mercury News ^ | February 19, 2008 | Kristin Bender
    BERKELEY - Two men climbed into trees at the University of California, Berkeley oak grove this morning and tossed down supplies used by tree sitters, a grove spokesman said early Tuesday. The tree sitters themselves had not been removed by 8 a.m. Doug Buckwald, who has been involved with the tree sit since it started in December 2006, said two men climbed into an oak tree and a redwood tree and tossed food, water and other supplies used by tree sitters onto the ground. It was not immediately clear if ropes and pullies were being cut as well. The tree...
  • Meet John McCain’s billionaire national finance co-chair Jerry Perenchio

    01/28/2008 9:15:19 PM PST · by AllseeingEye33 · 13 replies · 622+ views
    Michelle Malkin ^ | Jan 28, 2008 | Michelle Malkin
    Open borders + campaign finance hypocrisy + eco-radicalism = McCain’s billionaire national finance co-chair Jerry Perenchio By Michelle Malkin • January 28, 2008 09:50 AM Scroll down for updates…meanwhile: “Romney, McCain call each other ‘liberal’… 1peren003.jpg Meet Jerry Perenchio. He’s a National Finance Co-Chair of the McCain 2008 campaign and the billionaire founder of Spanish-language media conglomerate, Univision. He also heads up a charitable foundation that has showered gobs of money on extremist green lobbying groups. Take open-borders zeal, add campaign finance hypocrisy, mix with eco-radicalism, and presto: The perfect, multiculti-profiteering McCain money buddy. Here’s his official bio on the...
  • The One Environmental Issue (Huck and McCain side with dems on Gorebull Warming)

    01/02/2008 1:02:09 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies · 243+ views
    The New York Times ^ | January 1, 2008 | The Editors
    The overriding environmental issue of these times is the warming of the planet. The Democratic hopefuls in the 2008 campaign are fully engaged, calling for large — if still unquantified — national sacrifices and for a transformation in the way the country produces and uses energy. The Republicans do not go much further than conceding that climate change could be a problem and, with the notable exception of John McCain, offer no comprehensive solutions. In 2000, when Al Gore could have made warming a signature issue in his presidential campaign, his advisers persuaded him that it was too complicated and...
  • How Environmentalists Intend to Rule the World

    12/09/2007 4:51:49 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 113 replies · 978+ views
    Sovereignty ^ | Fall 2007 | Ron Arnold
    Critics have long believed environmentalists were planning global domination. The problem with making a credible case against such an ambitious plan was simple: no environmental leader had published one. Yet conflicts over global warming, world trade, multinational corporations, population control, sustainable futures, and transnational government left little doubt that environmentalists in fact shared the unspoken aim of wielding supreme power over a green future. But there was no proof. For years, critics, lacking hard evidence, were reduced to piecing together a jigsaw puzzle of suspicious environmentalist actions - funding from huge charitable trusts, ties to the broader "progressive" community, and...
  • A Cold, Abrupt End To A Honeymoon ('Eco-Friendly' Cruise Ship Hits Iceberg, Pollutes Antarctica)

    11/29/2007 7:02:00 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 39 replies · 691+ views
    North County Times/The Californian ^ | Wednesday, November 28, 2007 | DAVE DOWNEY
    A cold, abrupt end to a honeymoon By: DAVE DOWNEY - Staff Writer Encinitas couple that fled Witch Creek fire returns home after cruise ship sinks off Antarctica ENCINITAS -- Three times since marrying June 11 in a beachside ceremony at La Jolla Cove, Trevor Takayama and Torrey Trust have dodged disaster. In August, the Encinitas couple fled an approaching hurricane while camping in a Costa Rican rain forest, on a summerlong honeymoon tour of Central and South America. In October, the Witch Creek fire forced the newlyweds to evacuate the hilltop three-bedroom home she grew up in, near Manchester...
  • Who Is the Greenest of the Presidential Wannabes?

    11/19/2007 12:43:08 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies · 308+ views
    Wired | November 19, 2007 | Marty Jerome
    Cannot be posted due to copyright issues: http://blog.wired.com/cars/2007/11/who-is-the-gree.html