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  • Ex-congresswoman [Cynthia McKinney]says blacks should consider third parties

    08/30/2007 2:33:18 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies · 1,436+ views
    WHP-TV (Harrisburg PA) ^ | August 29, 2007
    Former U.S. Rep. Cynthia McKinney said Tuesday that black voters should consider voting for third-party candidates. Speaking to a sparsely attended Green Party gathering, the Georgia Democrat railed at her party and said black voters should not automatically vote Democratic, as an overwhelming majority now do. "We have to be willing to do something that we've never done before so that we can get some things we've never had before," said McKinney, who is black. During the 2000 presidential election, McKinney said, Democrats "didn't even fight for your right to vote and your right to representation," referring to allegations that...
  • 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...
  • Vandals Attack Man's Hummer, Leave Note

    07/19/2007 6:49:03 AM PDT · by freespirited · 48 replies · 1,358+ views
    ABC News ^ | 7/18/07 | Associated Press
    When Gareth Groves brought home his massive new Hummer, he knew his environmentally friendly neighbors disapproved. But he didn't expect what happened next. The sport utility vehicle was parked for five days on the street before two masked men smashed the windows, slashed the tires and scratched into the body: "FOR THE ENVIRON." "The thought of somebody vandalizing it never crossed my mind," said Gareth Groves, who lives near American University in Northwest Washington. "I've kind of been in shock." Police said they see small acts of vandalism in the area from time to time, but they have not seen...
  • Al Gore Warming for 2008 Run?

    07/19/2007 2:07:33 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies · 949+ views
    NewsMax ^ | July 18, 2007
    Al Gore maintains that he won't seek the Democratic nomination for president in 2008 -- but his actions seem to belie his words. Gore has kept himself very much in the public eye as the White House races kicked into gear, providing plenty of evidence that he's eying another run for president: His award-winning global warming documentary "An Inconvenient Truth" brought him back into the limelight last year. His new book "An Assault on Reason" is a best seller, and when he launched his national book tour in May, one observer said the event seemed "more like a campaign stop...
  • Al Gore's Live Earth Vs Africa [Global Warming Envirowacko Smackdown!]

    07/16/2007 1:35:57 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies · 1,344+ views
    All Africa ^ | July 13, 2007 | Kofi Bentil
    FEW people in Africa would get to see Al Gore and his troupe of rock-star ecologists strutting their stuff last weekend - because most have neither television nor electricity. That's just as well, because they would be aghast at LiveEarth's bizarre message. In Africa, we have much more serious things to worry about than climate change. Indeed, if they achieve their objective, the concerts will have done harm to the people of Africa. Britain's former Secretary of State for the Environment, David Miliband, recently said that the rest of the world cannot aspire to the UK's standard of living because:...
  • Green Dating – Are You An Ecosexual?

    07/13/2007 8:10:19 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 46 replies · 1,199+ views ^ | Friday, July 13, 2007 | Heather Buchanan
    Green Dating – Are You An Ecosexual? Heather Buchanan Friday, July 13, 2007 The “green” buzzword has infiltrated our consciousness in terms of what we eat and how we recycle and when we drive to the store or walk. Now it’s even entered the equation of “Your carbon-footprint-free place or mine?” The question is: Are you an ecosexual? The concept of green dating used to be restricted to SWM seeks SWF to share life in yurt with long walks in protest rallies and vegan restaurants. But even if you don’t throw around words in personal ads like “family oriented pagan...
  • Police still searching for stadium tree vandals (killing a Tree to save a forest alert!)

    07/13/2007 9:02:49 AM PDT · by Michael.SF. · 7 replies · 472+ views
    Contra Costa Times ^ | July 13, 2007 | Kristen Bender
    BERKELEY-- Here's a bit of irony: The tree sitters who have been living in a grove of historic oaks they want to save are being accused of lopping off the top of a redwood and a cedar to make room for at least one sleeping platform. "They have not been cited because we don't know who the responsible (person) is ... it's still under investigation," said Mitch Celaya, UC Berkeley's assistant police chief. "The trees are permanently damaged. It's not like the top of the tree is going to grow back." Since early December, a small group of people have...
  • Al Gore's Trendy Environmentalism in Barcelona (Spanish eco-businessman smackdown)

    07/10/2007 3:47:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies · 1,009+ views
    Middle East Online ^ | July 10, 2007 | Pablo Ouziel
    On the 23 of June, I had the opportunity to attend the Friends of Trees Conference in Barcelona. It has taken me a few weeks to digest all the information, which I, together with about 900 other people managed to inhale: The fumes of change, the organic revolution, the climate crisis, the need for solidarity and action. It was a most overwhelming task: and Al Gore's redundant joke of: "I used to be the next president of the United States," has hardly helped ease the intensity of the situation. The crowds clapped at every comment made by the speakers, who...
  • Scouts' firing range irks residents

    07/08/2007 11:04:40 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 76 replies · 2,967+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | July 7, 2007 | Ivan Moreno
    Scouts' firing range irks residents Neighbors say clay shooting events disruptive By Ivan Moreno, Rocky Mountain News July 7, 2007 ELBERT - Neighbors say the Peaceful Valley Scout Ranch is anything but that. The realization came after an explosion of shotgun blasts from the camp in May, when Boy Scouts held a two-day clay shooting fundraiser. "It sounded like Hamas had a training camp next door," said Elbert County Sheriff William Frangis, who fielded numerous calls from people who live near the ranch. The Scouts say no one complained to them. Although the camp has had a shooting range for...
  • PETA blasts Michael Moore for eating meat

    06/26/2007 12:48:15 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies · 1,782+ views
    MSNBC ^ | June 26, 2007 | Jeannette Walls
    PETA has a message for Michael Moore: You’re the Sicko. The animal-rights group is blasting the filmmaker as a hypocrite for criticizing the U.S. healthcare system in his new documentary, “Sicko,” because they say he’s in such poor health himself. “There’s an elephant in the room, and it is you,” PETA president Ingrid Newkirk wrote in a letter to Moore. Newkirk urged the rotund Moore to become a vegetarian, which many nutritionists say is a good way to lose weight, and visit PETA’s Web site for veggie recipes. Writes Newkirk: “As they say at Nike (sorry!): ‘Just do it.”
  • Marines To Conduct Gregory Canyon Exercise; Environmentalists Criticize Plan To Conduct Training...

    06/21/2007 11:45:29 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 9 replies · 440+ views
    The North County Times/The Californian ^ | Thursday, June 21, 2007 | Dave Downey
    Marines To Conduct Gregory Canyon Exercise; Environmentalists Criticize Plan To Conduct Training At Old Dairy By: DAVE DOWNEY - Staff Writer Thursday, June 21, 2007 NORTH COUNTY (San Diego)-- An old dairy at the planned Gregory Canyon landfill will become an anti-terror training ground next month for 40 to 60 Marines from Camp Pendleton, a military official said Wednesday. Local environmentalists said they are worried the exercise could damage the fragile environment near the San Luis Rey River or ignite a wildfire in a tinder-dry area at one of the driest times of the year. Marine officials said care will...
  • New age town in U.S. embraces dollar alternative

    06/19/2007 7:03:48 AM PDT · by Barney Gumble · 84 replies · 1,900+ views
    Reuters ^ | 19 Jun 07 | Scott Malone
    GREAT BARRINGTON, Massachusetts (Reuters) - A walk down Main Street in this New England town calls to mind the pictures of Norman Rockwell, who lived nearby and chronicled small-town American life in the mid-20th Century. So it is fitting that the artist's face adorns the 50 BerkShares note, one of five denominations in a currency adopted by towns in western Massachusetts to support locally owned businesses over national chains. "I just love the feel of using a local currency," said Trice Atchison, 43, a teacher who used BerkShares to buy a snack at a cafe in Great Barrington, a town...
  • Recycling Worsens Global Warming

    06/15/2007 1:43:56 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 39 replies · 1,146+ views ^ | June 4, 2007 | Chris Mellor
    Recycling worsens global warming Chris Mellor June 4, 2007 Fancy some contrary thinking? Try this; if you want to save the planet from global warming, don't recycle. There is lots of muddled thinking around global warming. The UK government is proposing to have all goods marked with a carbon index to indicate their friendliness or antipathy to global warming. The index would measure the amount of carbon emitted during the goods' manufacture and whether it can be recycled or not. Recycled? What has that got to do with global warming? My instinctive reaction was: none. Why on earth should sticking...
  • NBC to Give Gore 75 Hours of Free Air Time (Unbelievable!!)

    06/10/2007 10:34:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies · 2,029+ views
    NewsMax ^ | June 6, 2007
    NBC Universal will devote a whopping 75 hours of air time to showing Al Gore’s "Live Earth: The Concerts for a Climate in Crisis.” And if Gore decides to run for president in 2008, the event would be "one of the largest ever, if not the largest, in-kind contributions to a presidential campaign,” according to The Media Research Center’s, a Web site dedicated to combating liberal media bias. In addition to devoting all of NBC-TV’s Saturday, July 7 prime time to the concerts, CNBC will carry seven hours of coverage from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. EDT, Bravo will...
  • Two More Eco-terrorists Sentenced (ELF)

    06/02/2007 9:30:13 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 15 replies · 801+ views
    North County Times/The Californian ^ | Friday, June 1, 2007 | Associated Press
    Two more eco-terrorists sentenced Last modified Friday, June 1, 2007 7:40 PM PDT By: Associated Press - 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...
  • Environmentalist Gets 13 Years In Arson Fires (Eco-Terrorism)

    05/24/2007 10:16:54 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 13 replies · 787+ views ^ | May 24, 2007 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
    Environmentalist Gets 13 Years In Arson Fires ASSOCIATED PRESS May 24, 2007 EUGENE, Ore. – Declaring fires set at a police station, an SUV dealer and a tree farm to be acts of terrorism, a federal judge yesterday sentenced the first of 10 members of a radical environmental group to 13 years in prison. U.S. District Judge Ann Aiken commended Stanislas Meyerhoff for having the courage to “do the right thing” by informing on his fellow arsonists after his arrest, but declared that his efforts to save the Earth by setting fires were misguided and cowardly, and contributed to an...
  • Al Gore's Insolent Assault on Reason (GW/VRWC Alert!)

    05/23/2007 3:48:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies · 1,539+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | May 23, 2007 | Robert Tracinski
    Early coverage of Al Gore's new book, The Assault on Reason, has focused on the fact that the book is largely an assault on the Bush administration. But they have glossed over the most significant and alarming theme that Al Gore has taken up: his alleged defense of "reason" includes a justification for government controls over political speech. Judging from the excerpts of Gore's book published in TIME, his not-so-subtle theme is that reason is being "assaulted" by a free and unfettered debate in the media--and particularly by the fact that Gore has to contend with opposition from the right-leaning...
  • Steve Jobs proposes Al Gore for president

    05/23/2007 3:08:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 94 replies · 1,914+ views
    Mac World UK ^ | May 23, 2007 | Jonny Evans, Macworld
    Apple board member and former US vice president Al Gore would win the presidency if he ran for election, says Apple CEO Steve Jobs. "If he ran, there's no question in my mind that he would be elected," Jobs told Time Magazine. "But I think there's a question in his mind, perhaps because the pain of the last election runs a lot deeper than he lets most of us see." The report explains the background Gore's strenuous campaigning to persuade people to address the growing threat of climate-change caused environmental collapse. "We have dug ourselves into a 20-foot hole, and...
  • Al Gore documentary inconveniences high schools

    05/22/2007 6:38:15 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 37 replies · 1,483+ views
    The Prowler | March 2007 | Cait Gossert
    This generation is one that thrives on media publicity, and right now global warming is in the spotlight. From melting icecaps to rising temperatures and sea levels, global warming seems to be the hot topic. With the help of Al Gore's Academy Award-winning film, "An Inconvenient Truth," the issue of global warming has been projected from television screens worldwide, including those at Central York High School. Both Gregory Wimmer and Eric Webb, teachers of global studies and environmental sciences at Central, have used Gore's film as a teaching tool. "In a social studies classroom, "An Inconvenient Truth" allows for an...