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  • Poachers Use Cyanide to Massacre Over 300 Elephants in Zimbabwe

    10/21/2013 7:05:53 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 31 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 20 Oct 2013 | Peta Thornycroft, and Aislinn Laing
    Poachers kill 300 Zimbabwe elephants with cyanide • Cyanide has been used to kill 300 elephants in Zimbabwe's biggest nature reserve - three times the original estimate - as new photos show the scale of the slaughter Poachers in Zimbabwe have killed more than 300 elephants and countless other safari animals by cyanide poisoning, The Telegraph has learned. The full extent of the devastation wreaked in Hwange, the country's largest national park, has been revealed by legitimate hunters who discovered what conservationists say is the worst single massacre in southern Africa for 25 years. Pictures taken by the hunters, which...
  • (Leftists Revolt ... Sign The Petition) Revoke Obama's Nobel Peace Prize

    04/18/2013 7:00:27 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 15 replies
    Roots Action ^ | Leftwing Roots Action
    Revoke Obama's Nobel Peace Prize After receiving the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize, President Obama has made perpetual war look more perpetual than ever. Today, there are more U.S. troops in Afghanistan than when Obama took office. His presidency has widened the use of drones and other instruments of remote killing in several countries. Please sign this petition to the Norwegian Nobel Committee: I urge you to rescind the Nobel Peace Prize that was awarded to Barack Obama.
  • Jerry Brown bans official California state trinkets

    02/19/2011 12:31:41 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 16 replies
    CNN Money ^ | 02/18/11 | Annalyn Censky
    Jerry Brown bans official California state trinkets Ironically, some of the $7.5 million in official state giveaways implore Californians not to be wasteful. By Annalyn Censky, staff reporterFebruary 18, 2011: 4:44 PM ET NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- California Governor Jerry Brown is getting serious about his state's $25 billion shortfall. He has frozen state hiring, cut official cell phone use, and now, he's cracking down on coffee mugs and key chains. In his latest push to close his state's staggering deficit, Brown has forbidden all state agencies from wasting tax dollars on freebie trinkets like hats and cups.
  • Compound Interest, Manhattan & the Indians (did the Native Americans really get ripped off?)

    11/24/2010 11:58:51 AM PST · by doug from upland · 11 replies · 1+ views ^ | Nov. 2010 | Jeffrey Strain
    Compound Interest, Manhattan & the Indians * Posted by Jeffrey Strain * January 15, 2006 I’ve always enjoyed a story that I have often told about the power of compound interest and the Indians who sold Manhattan. I even wrote an article about the power of compound interest a couple of years back using the example I had found in an old shoe manual: Inspiration is often found in the most unlikely places. I received my first lesson in the importance of compound interest and long term savings from a pair of training shoes I bought in high school. To...
  • Tracking your $: Census trinkets

    04/08/2010 8:34:43 PM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 4 replies · 296+ views
    KSTP ^ | 4-8-10 | Bob McNaney & Becky Nahm
    While the United States Census is your chance to be counted, 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS learned it is also your chance to spend millions on dog booties, baby bibs and footballs. The trinkets are part of a marketing plan that some call a huge waste. Everything from hats and backpacks to pens and t-shirts--all bearing the 2010 Census logo--have been given out at census parties and sent to city clerks to be distributed. For example attendees at a recent census party in Minneapolis--including politicians and Census Director Robert Grive--took home gift bags filled with census souvenirs. Nationwide, the government spent roughly...
  • NBC Online Store Offers 29 Pro-Obama Items

    08/25/2009 5:54:55 AM PDT · by ETL · 22 replies · 824+ views ^ | August 21, 2009 | Tim Graham
    Maxim Lott at reported Monday that NBC Universal isn't just showing its love for Obama on the news airwaves: If you're a fan of all things Obama, NBC Universal's online store has no fewer than 29 options for your buying pleasure -- from a shirt with the president's picture proclaiming "YES WE DID" both of his a special inauguration a refrigerator magnet of the first couple.And don't forget the Barack Obama Action Figure -- yours for $15, plus tax. You can buy them online -- or at NBC Universal's retail store in New York. The items are...
  • NBC Store (NYC) Obama Items For Sale? (Vanity)

    08/21/2009 3:01:07 PM PDT · by llevrok · 16 replies · 490+ views
    I am presently watching Fox Business News' "Happy Hour". One of the hosts just showed what he purchased there today : Obama coffee mug, Obama "Yes We Did" T-Shirt and Obama Action figure.What do these items have to do with NBC's shows and subsequent promotions? The confirmation of media bias.As the host asked: "Where were the GWB gift items a year or two ago?"
  • NBC Online Store Offers 29 Pro-Obama Items

    08/21/2009 9:39:55 AM PDT · by chuck_the_tv_out · 11 replies · 444+ views
    NBC Online Store Offers 29 Pro-Obama Items ^ | August 21, 2009 - 10:54 | Tim Graham
    Maxim Lott at reported Monday that NBC Universal isn’t just showing its love for Obama on the news airwaves: If you’re a fan of all things Obama, NBC Universal’s online store has no fewer than 29 options for your buying pleasure -- from a shirt with the president’s picture proclaiming “YES WE DID" both of his a special inauguration a refrigerator magnet of the first couple. And don’t forget the Barack Obama Action Figure -- yours for $15, plus tax. You can buy them online -- or at NBC Universal’s retail store in New York. The items...
  • NBC Online Store Offers 29 Pro-Obama Items

    08/21/2009 9:05:38 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 11 replies · 575+ views
    NBC Online Store Offers 29 Pro-Obama Items By Tim Graham Created 2009-08-21 10:54 Maxim Lott at [1] reported Monday that NBC Universal isn't just showing its love for Obama on the news airwaves: If you're a fan of all things Obama, NBC Universal's online store [2] has no fewer than 29 options for your buying pleasure -- from a shirt with the president's picture proclaiming "YES WE DID" both of his a special inauguration a refrigerator magnet of the first couple. And don't forget the Barack Obama Action Figure -- yours for $15, plus tax. You can...
  • The Barack Obama Action Figure, on Sale at NBC

    08/19/2009 12:17:12 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 19 replies · 1,150+ views
    MediaBistro ^ | August 19, 2009
    Much is being made about the Barack Obama merchandise on sale at the NBC Experience store in Manhattan and on the store's Web site. So we decided to head up to 30 Rock to see what the fuss was all about. First the backstory. Last week, Joe Luppino-Esposito, a blogger who calls himself 'Newark Young Conservative Examiner' wrote about how the retail store at NBC's Rockefeller Center headquarters has been selling the merchandise. Earlier this week, Maxim Lott of started asking around about the ethics of a company that owns a national news network and cable news channel selling...
  • List Of Obama Merchandise You Can Buy At The NBC Universal Store (Photos)

    08/18/2009 12:37:35 PM PDT · by Talkradio03 · 24 replies · 1,210+ views
    hotairpundit ^ | 8/18/09 | talkradio03
    What bias? They did the same thing for George W. Bush didn't they?
  • Obama Merchandise a Big Seller at NBC Store

    08/17/2009 3:54:52 PM PDT · by greatplains · 11 replies · 365+ views
    Fox ^ | Maxim Lott
    Can you celebrate the Obama presidency at NBC? Yes you can. If you're a fan of all things Obama, NBC Universal's online store has no fewer than 29 options for your buying pleasure -- from a shirt with the president's picture proclaiming "YES WE DID" both of his a special inauguration a refrigerator magnet of the first couple. And don't forget the Barack Obama Action Figure -- yours for $15, plus tax. You can buy them online -- or at NBC Universal's retail store in New York.
  • Trinkets that stick it to Obama start to sell Cashing in on 'No, he can't'

    08/11/2009 7:51:57 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 22 replies · 1,205+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | August 11, 2009 | Andrea Billups
    In the political paraphernalia department, "Yes, we can" is becoming "No, he can't." Anti-Obama memorabilia -- from T-shirts to bumper stickers to buttons -- is increasingly emerging in the marketplace as the president's economic and health care policies polarize supporters and detractors. While "Mama for Obama" was a popular slogan during the 2008 election cycle, that design has been retooled with angry and fickle disenchantment: "To the Mama for Obama -- thanks for the tax hike." The "Audacity of Hope," the title of Mr. Obama's popular book, has been replaced by the "Audacity of Hype." "It really started peaking about...
  • Obama Souvenirs a VERY Prominent Item at DC Portrait Gallery

    04/11/2009 5:45:21 PM PDT · by ml/nj · 20 replies · 769+ views
    April 11, 2009 | ML/NJ
    Yesterday my wife and I spent the afternoon at the National Portrait Gallery / Museum of American Art in Washington, DC, which is run by the Smithsonian Institution. I had never visited this museum before. The have some decent stuff, with a bit too PC of a presentation, but it's probably always been like that. As is my habit when I visit such places I like to check out the museum store, and maybe pick up a book which represents what I saw during my visit. So I walk into the store and there on the right just where one...
  • With Chia Obama off shelf, so goes Hopium....("Happy" head with trillions of your dollars)

    04/09/2009 4:40:54 AM PDT · by IrishMike · 13 replies · 805+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | April 9, 2009 | John Kass
    As you must know by now, the great President Obama Chia Pet scandal is national news. In a spasm of politically correct panic, Chicago-area based Walgreens stores pulled the fake terra cotta heads from shelves rather than commit corporate sacrilege. Some insist the Chia Obama is racist. Others say it's downright disrespectful to plant seeds on the messianic president's iconic dome. "People could interpret it through a political viewpoint or other viewpoints, and we want to avoid that situation," a Walgreens spokeswoman said via e-mail. "Hope this helps clear up our decision. If you have any more questions, please let...
  • All things Obama on sale at bazaar

    02/15/2009 12:04:53 PM PST · by Loyalist · 13 replies · 622+ views
    Halifax Chronicle-Herald ^ | February 15, 2009 | Staff
    A room in a Halifax community centre was transformed Saturday into an African village bazaar where black business operators displayed wares and trolled for customers. And while the event had an African theme, and was held in chilly Nova Scotia during an unforgiving Canadian winter, it was marked by the presence of all things Obama. The image of U.S. President Barack Obama was on many products for sale at the four-hour bazaar. Calendars, T-shirts, posters, buttons, fridge magnets — you name it, the president’s face, or name, was on it. The sale, part of African Heritage Month celebrations, attracted people...
  • White House Legal Eagles: "Commercial Use Of Obama Must Be Controlled"

    02/01/2009 9:44:09 AM PST · by ElKafir · 27 replies · 798+ views
    Transsylvania Phoenix ^ | Transsylvania Phoenix
    During the 2008 Presidential campaign for empty-suit Obama image and advertising was everything; remember the hour-long infomercials he saturated the TV airwaves with? However, since he became President, Obama realized capitalism is bad and advertising must have government imposed limits. Read on
  • Obama brand protection: Copyrights

    01/31/2009 8:33:47 AM PST · by STARWISE · 30 replies · 1,318+ views
    The Swamp ^ | 1-30-09 | Mark Silva
    "Yes we can,'' the Obama campaign proclaimed. "No you can't,'' says the Obama White House of the varied attempts to cash in on the brand Obama built. Or maybe they can, or can't. The lawyers are looking into it, Bloomberg News reports" ### President-elect Barack Obama has created his own brand - represented both by the iconic images of the candidate who campaigned for "change'' and by the "Yes we can'' and "Change We Can Believe in" slogans generated by that campaign. Now the Obama White House, mindful of the "worldwide fascination'' about his election, First Amendment free-speech rights and...
  • White House Lawyers Look to Limit Commercial Use of President

    01/31/2009 8:02:55 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 46 replies · 761+ views
    Yahoo ^ | Jan. 30, 2009 | Julianna Goldman
    Barack Obama’s popularity makes him a marketer’s dream. Now, the honeymoon may be over for those trying to profit from his appeal. White House lawyers want to control the use of the president’s image, recognizing the worldwide fascination about Obama’s election, First Amendment free-speech rights and easy access to videos and photos on the Web. “Our lawyers are working on developing a policy that will protect the presidential image while being careful not to squelch the overwhelming enthusiasm that the public has for the president,” White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki said. Obama’s calls for change and his “Yes We Can”...
  • (vanity) OK, now this is ridiculous!

    01/20/2009 3:35:15 AM PST · by markomalley · 22 replies · 1,152+ views
    1/20/2009 | vanity
    Now I'm all in favor of free enterprise, but this is a little much.
  • Obama Tattoo, Anyone? Obama Thong? Action Figure?

    01/19/2009 7:50:59 AM PST · by AJKauf · 45 replies · 1,089+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | January 19 | Steve Gill
    As Inauguration Day looms, Obama fans appear to have few boundaries when it comes to showing their affection for-the-soon to be president of the United States. For the merely supportive, there are a lot of kitschy items for sale. There are shoes. There are t-shirts in a wide variety of styles. Hats. Even underwear. And, yes, there is a thong version for ladies who want nothing to come between them and their President. For those who have moved beyond clothing and desire a more tangible way to express their idolatry there are bobble heads in both “regular” and “superhero” style....
  • Obama naysayers speak out

    01/18/2009 5:53:43 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 36 replies · 1,583+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 1/18/2009 | Daniel Libit
    With Barack Obama's approval ratings in the 70s and his visage plastered on every shop window and Metro card in Washington, it's hard to remember that 58 million Americans voted for the other guy. Even President Bush — who presumably counts himself among that group — said last week that Obama's inauguration is "a moment of hope and pride." That's not exactly how Michelle Malkin describes it. "Jan. 20 has turned into a schlock inauguration, (where) every last moocher has come to cash in on Obama," says the conservative blogger and pundit. "There are some of us who want to...
  • Presidential autographs may go for $6K

    01/18/2009 4:23:55 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 82 replies · 3,463+ views
    Presidential autographs may go for $6K By: Carol E. Lee January 18, 2009 06:15 PM EST When Barack Obama stepped into the Oval Office with his presidential brethren recently, he had already agreed to take part in one of this exclusive fraternity’s secret traditions: autographing a limited number of copies of the photograph that captured the moment. The former, current and future presidents’ pact — to create only 250 copies of the photograph with all of their signatures — upped the ante on an image that was a keepsake before it was even taken. Early estimates value the signed pictures...
  • Puppy Shirt to a Patriotic Thong, Products with Inaugural spirit

    01/18/2009 12:08:48 PM PST · by Steelfish · 24 replies · 862+ views ^ | January 18, 2009
    From a puppy shirt to a patriotic thong, products with inaugural spirit SEE PICS 1/36 In the frenzy of emotion and anticipation leading up to Jan. 20, small entrepreneurs and retail giants alike are cashing in on all things Obama. You won't believe what's for sale. Party with Obama Why not invite a life-sized cardboard cutout of Obama to your inauguration party? $30.95,
  • The official Flag of the Obama States of America

    01/17/2009 5:25:43 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 70 replies · 2,787+ views ^ | January 17, 2009 | Michelle Malkin
    Defacing the flag in honor of the inauguration of Barack Obama? Well, don’t you dare question their patriotism. That would be…unpatriotic. (Hat tip: Inside Charm City)
  • Obama Collectibles From Africa on Display and in Scholarly Collection (Messiah Worship Alert)

    01/09/2009 3:13:27 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies · 533+ views
    Northwestern University NewsCenter ^ | January 9, 2009 | Wendy Leopold
    EVANSTON, Ill. --- For every Obama T-shirt, Obama handbag and pair of Obama pajamas created in this country, there are Obama collectibles created in Africa. And the Herskovits Library of African Studies at Northwestern University -- the largest library of Africana anywhere in the world -- is intently collecting them. Northwestern’s Herskovits Library has assembled what is undoubtedly the largest collection of Obama T-shirts, CDs, buttons, bumper stickers, artwork, posters and other materials created in Africa. And, just in time for the inauguration, it has expanded an exhibition of items from its Africa’s Response to Obama collection and extended it...
  • 'Glorious' Obama coin no more than a trinket

    12/25/2008 6:44:45 PM PST · by melt · 44 replies · 2,264+ views
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 12/25/08 | DONNA LEINWAND
    The TV ads tout a "genuine" U.S. Inaugural Presidential Dollar showing President-elect Barack Obama depicted in "glorious full color" for just $9.95, plus shipping and handling. A coin-collecting expert says the gold-dipped, painted coins are nothing more than a trinket, and the U.S. Mint -- the only official purveyor of U.S. currency -- says buyer beware. "They are worth the face value of the coin. If the coin says 25 cents, it's worth a quarter," says Scott Travers, author of the Coin Collector's Survival Manual and a New York City coin dealer. The U.S. Mint last month issued a warning...