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  • Unabomber lawyer to defend Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on taxpayers’ dime

    04/30/2013 8:28:39 AM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 4/30/13 | David Sherfinski
    <p>The Boston marathon bombing suspect has added to his legal defense team a prominent death penalty lawyer who has worked on high-profile cases such as the Unabomber and the gunman who killed six and wounded 13, including former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, in Tucson in 2011.</p>
  • Harvard Alumni Association apologizes for listing...Ted Kaczynski’s ‘awards’ — his life sentences...

    04/23/2013 9:07:49 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 8 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 05/24/2012 | Alli Knothe and Travis Andersen
    The Harvard Alumni Association has apologized for an entry in the 50th anniversary report of the class of 1962 in which Ted Kaczynski — the domestic terrorist known as the Unabomber, who is serving life in prison for sending deadly mail bombs — said his “awards” included eight life sentences.
  • Boston Marathon Bombs Have Hallmarks Of "Lone Wolf" Devices, Experts Say

    04/17/2013 6:26:53 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 122 replies
    http://www.cnn.com/ ^ | April 17, 2013 | Tim Lister And Paul Cruickshank, CNN
    (CNN) -- The devices used in the Boston Marathon attack Monday are typical of the "lone wolf:" the solo terrorist who builds a bomb on his own by following a widely available formula. In this case, the formula seems very similar to one that al Qaeda has recommended to its supporters around the world as both crudely effective and difficult to trace. But it is also a recipe that has been adopted by extreme right-wing individuals in the United States. The threat of the "lone wolf" alarms the intelligence community.
  • Unabomber submits update to alumni directory for Harvard class of ‘62 reunion

    05/25/2012 10:38:38 AM PDT · by DFG · 14 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 05/23/12 | AP
    Harvard University alumni attending their 50th class reunion this week are getting updates on classmates, but one person stands out among those sharing news about career moves, retirements and grandkids — Unabomber Ted Kaczynski. Kaczynski graduated in 1962 and is locked up in the federal Supermax prison in Colorado for killing three people and injuring 23 during a nationwide bombing spree between 1978 and 1995. In an alumni directory, he lists his occupation as “prisoner” and says his awards are “Eight life sentences, issued by the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California, 1998.”
  • Harvard apologizes after Unabomber gets entry in 50th reunion book

    05/25/2012 8:24:58 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 24 replies
    MSNBC.com ^ | msnbc.com news services
    BOSTON -- Harvard University alumni attending their 50th class reunion this week are getting updates on classmates, but one person stands out among those sharing news about career moves, retirements and grandkids: Unabomber Ted Kaczynski. Kaczynski graduated in 1962 and is locked up in the federal Supermax prison in Colorado for killing three people and injuring 23 during a nationwide bombing spree between 1978 and 1995. In an alumni directory, he lists his occupation as "prisoner" and says his awards are "Eight life sentences, issued by the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California, 1998."
  • NYTimes on Norway massacre: We told you conservatives were dangerous!

    07/25/2011 5:25:16 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 24 replies
    The Blaze ^ | July 25, 2011 | Meredith Jessup
    Shortly after Anders Behring Breivik carried out his one-man killing spree of his fellow countrymen Friday, the media began to speculate about the killer’s possible motivations. The terrorist’s disturbing “manifesto” (much of it borrowed from Unabomber Ted Kaczynski) prescribed a race-based revolution across Europe against what he considered the elite, “multiculturalists” and “enablers of Islamization.” To the New York Times, this seething hatred all apparently sounded familiar: [Breivik's] manifesto, which denounced Norwegian politicians as failing to defend the country from Islamic influence, quoted Robert Spencer, who operates the Jihad Watch Web site, 64 times, and cited other Western writers who...
  • Anders Breivik Copied the Unabomber's Manifesto

    07/24/2011 6:24:58 AM PDT · by Titus-Maximus · 38 replies · 1+ views
    Document ^ | 7/23/11 | Hans Rustad
    Una-bomberens manifest pkt. 6 til 23: One of the most widespread manifestations of the craziness of our world is leftism, so a discussion of the psychology of leftism can serve as an introduction to the discussion of the problems of modern society in general. 7. But what is leftism? During the first half of the 20th century leftism could have been practically identified with socialism. Today the movement is fragmented and it is not clear who can properly be called a leftist. When we speak of leftists in this article we have in mind mainly socialists, collectivists, “politically correct” types,...
  • FBI wants DNA from Unabomber for Tylenol deaths probe (late 70's until his capture)

    05/20/2011 10:08:33 AM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies
    CTV ^ | 5/20/11
    FBI wants DNA from Unabomber for Tylenol deaths probeCTV.ca News Staff Date: Fri. May. 20 2011 8:22 AM ET The FBI won't say why it wants to obtain a DNA sample from Ted Kaczynski, the so-called Unabomber, after his name surfaced in a decades-long investigation into a series of U.S. deaths from tampered Tylenol packages. Kaczynski has been behind bars for more than a decade, after being captured and convicted of a series of mail bomb attacks that killed three Americans and injured 24 others. Those attacks began in the late 1970s and continued until Kaczynski's capture in 1996. Now...
  • Unabomber's personal items being auctioned

    05/18/2011 10:03:42 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 2 replies
    May 18, 2011
    WASHINGTON, May 18 (UPI) -- The U.S. Marshals Service said personal items belonging to "Unabomber" Ted Kaczynski are being auctioned to benefit some of his victims. The service said the General Services Administration is handling the online auction, which runs through June 2, and items being sold include personal documents, typewriters, academic transcripts and "more than 20,000 pages of written documents, including the original handwritten and typewritten versions" of Kaczynski's manifesto, CNN reported Wednesday. Kaczynski, 68, is serving a life sentence in a Colorado prison for killing three people and wounding 23 in a string of bombings from 1978 to...
  • Would you buy the Unabomber's copy of Al Gore's book?

    05/18/2011 8:58:07 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 13 replies
    Earlier today I heard a news flash that the Unabomber's possessions were being auctioned off and that was the first thing that came to mind. I've since looked at some of the things that're being auctioned, but I didn't see that book among the things listed.(though it seems reasonable that if Gore's book is among the items, the media wouldn't mention it)
  • U.S. Marshals to Auction Unabomber’s Personal Effects

    05/16/2011 9:37:46 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 14 replies
    U.S Marshalls Service ^ | 12 May 2011 | US MArshalls
    WASHINGTON – The personal effects of Ted Kaczynski, aka the Unabomber, will be sold via an online auction by the U.S. Marshals beginning May 18. U.S. District Judge Garland Burrell of the Eastern District of California ordered the sale in August 2010. Proceeds from the auction will be used to compensate Kaczynski’s victims. The auction will run from May 18 to June 2. The online catalog, which will include approximately 60 lots of property, will be on the Web at www.gsaauctions.gov beginning May 18. Items to be sold include personal documents, such as driver’s licenses, birth certificates, deeds, checks, academic...
  • Government auctions Unabomber’s property (Algore warming up the checkbook?)

    05/14/2011 5:28:49 AM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 5/13/11 | Ylan Q. Mui
    Government auctions Unabomber’s propertyBy Ylan Q. Mui, Published: May 13 There is nothing sinister about the gray hooded sweatshirt anymore, no mystery behind the aviator sunglasses. Once, they were among the hallmarks of Ted Kaczynski, the anarchist Unabomber who killed three people and injured almost two dozen more during a nearly 20-year reign of terror. Now, his old clothes adorn a mannequin in a sterile government office in an online photo tagged Unabomb0001. This is the first of 51 lots of Kaczynski’s personal belongings that the government will auction online next week in what amounts to Uncle Sam’s version of...
  • Ted Kaczynski Crunches The Numbers Unabomber Obsessed with Government Xerox Skills [9th Cir.]

    01/11/2011 4:24:54 PM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 12 replies · 1+ views
    the Smoking Gun ^ | JANUARY 11, 2011 | Smoking Gun staff
    He killed and maimed victims during a decades-long bombing spree, but what keeps Ted Kaczynski up at night in his Colorado prison cell is the fear that federal officials are doing an inadequate job copying reams of his documents in advance of the material’s sale at auction. The convicted Unabomber is distressed at the haste with which he thinks government officials are moving to reproduce tens of thousands of pages of material--much of it handwritten by Kaczynski--seized from the murderer’s Montana cabin. Originals of the documents will be sold off, with the proceeds going to victims of Kaczynski’s bombing campaign....
  • Reports: 'Unabomber' lawyer to represent Giffords shooting suspect

    01/10/2011 9:59:28 AM PST · by epithermal · 13 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill ^ | 1/10/11 | Jordan Fabian
    A well-known public defender who has represented controversial clients, including the "Unabomber," has been appointed to defend Jared Lee Loughner, the man accused of shooting Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D) this weekend. Judy Clarke will appear with Loughner, 22, at his initial court appearance Monday afternoon and the Federal Public Defender's Office in Phoenix has recommended that she be appointed as his attorney, according to the Arizona Republic. CNN also reported Clarke's role. Loughner faces two federal murder charges in connection with the killings of federal judge John Roll and Giffords aide Gabe Zimmerman. He also has been charged with...
  • Ariz. rampage suspect may seek Unabomber lawyer [Jared Loughner

    01/10/2011 3:57:32 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | January 9, 2011 | Numerous AP Staff
    A 22-year-old man described as a social outcast with wild beliefs steeped in mistrust faces a federal court hearing on charges he tried to assassinate Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and killed others in a Tucson shooting rampage. Public defenders are asking that the attorney who defended Oklahoma City bombing conspirator Timothy McVeigh and "Unabomber" Ted Kaczynski defend Jared Loughner, who makes his first court appearance Monday afternoon....
  • Unabomber's Montana land for sale; 'very secluded'

    12/05/2010 9:01:58 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 17 replies
    hosted ^ | Dec 5
    LINCOLN, Mont. (AP) -- A 1.4-acre parcel of land in western Montana that was once owned by Unabomber Ted Kaczynski is on the market for $69,500. The listing - by John Pistelak Realty of Lincoln - offers potential buyers a chance to own a piece of "infamous U.S. history." "This is a one of a kind property and is obviously very secluded,"
  • Bumpy days for Browner

    09/26/2010 4:30:53 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    Politico ^ | September 26, 2010 | Glenn Thrush & Darren Samuelsohn
    It’s a measure of Carol Browner’s growing influence in the West Wing that she’s been given the coveted key to the taupe-accented kingdom — President Barack Obama’s personal BlackBerry e-mail address. The administration’s so-called energy czar is just about the only high-ranking official to emerge from the BP oil disaster with an enhanced reputation — making her, some say, the most powerful woman in the White House next to Obama’s longtime friend Valerie Jarrett. Yet even as Browner’s stock rises, her rationale for remaining by Obama’s side is declining. The collapse of the administration’s comprehensive climate change effort — a...
  • More tidings from the Unabomber

    09/26/2010 7:51:16 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 25 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | September 26, 2010 | By Kim Murphy
    When the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig disaster sent a torrent of toxic oil into the Gulf of Mexico, there was at least one person briskly penning, "I told you so." Failures of technology don't get much bigger than this, and Theodore Kaczynski, whose murderous, 17-year revolution against technology as the Unabomber got him sentenced to life in prison, couldn't resist pointing out the calamitous collision between man's elaborate inventions and the natural world. As long as modern technology continues to progress, there will be human-caused disasters of one kind or another," he said in a letter from prison. "The greater...
  • Dems Says Bachmann Inspiring Tim McVeigh II

    04/15/2010 9:41:00 AM PDT · by reaganrevolutionin2010 · 48 replies · 1,112+ views
    Fox News ^ | 4/15/10 | staff
    Democrats, including Rep. Betty McCollum, launched into an assault on incivility Tuesday, saying incendiary words from members of Congress were inflaming tensions that could provoke another incident of Oklahoma City-style domestic terrorism."When Members of Congress compare health-care legislation to ‘government tyranny,’ ‘socialism,’ or ‘totalitarianism’ — in the hopes of scoring political points — it's like pouring gas on the fire of extremism," McCollum said. McCollum's St. Paul office was one of a few that received an envelope containing gasoline-soaked tatters of an American flag and a letter that called her things not fit for print in this or any publication....
  • Unspun w/AnnaZ: Whatever You Do, Don't Quote Me! Gore, The Unabomber, and Joseph Stack: 3pE/Podcast

    02/19/2010 9:10:42 AM PST · by AnnaZ · 26 replies · 569+ views
    What do Al Gore, the Unabomber, and Joseph Stack have in common? The selective interest of the lamestream media, of course. Plus! Texas starts a trend against the EPA's legal endrun and the continued climategate boondoggling of America. Live at 3pmE/2pmTX/NoonP Call-in number: (347) 327-9710
  • Counter Intelligence: Unabomber's Duds May Be for Sale (Algore first in line for the hoodie)

    06/19/2009 9:09:57 PM PDT · by Libloather · 6 replies · 685+ views
    Counter Intelligence: Unabomber's Duds May Be for SaleUpdated 2:45 PM EDT, Wed, Jun 10, 2009 The Unabomber's signature sunglasses-and-hoodie getup could soon be yours. Ted Kaczynski is trying to thwart efforts to have the federal government auction off his belongings -- including his diaries, typewiters, a hatchet and his signature sunglasses and hoodie. The money generated from the sale of the items would go to four survivors of his mail bomb attacks who are owed $15 million from a civil suit.
  • Unabomber Kaczynski angered by cabin display at D.C. museum

    08/12/2008 5:40:18 PM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 19 replies · 962+ views
    The Smoking Gun ^ | 8/12/08 | Staff
    AUGUST 12--Imprisoned Unabomber Ted Kaczynski is upset that his former Montana cabin is on display at a Washington, D.C. museum, contending that the FBI's decision to allow its "public exhibition" runs counter to his victims's desire to limit further publicity about the deadly terror spree. Kaczynski, housed in the "supermax" federal prison in Florence, Colorado, learned of the cabin's display via a June 19 ad in the Washington Post, according to a handwritten letter he recently sent to a three-judge U.S. Court of Appeals panel. A copy of the letter can be found below. Referring to "publicity created by the...
  • Mad David Hansen And The Enviromentally-Ill

    06/28/2008 5:20:06 AM PDT · by joeclarke · 11 replies · 102+ views
    JoeClarke.Net ^ | 06/28/2008 | JoeClarke.Net
    I cannot diagnose James Hansen as being "mad" according to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders of the American Psychiatric Association, but he has been one mad, or angry, dude in his dislike for human beings and their welfare. Dr. Hansen, chief of NASA's Goddard Institute For Space Studies, may have been traumatized early in life as the son of a bar tender living on a tenant farm. Hansen may still be angry that his boy, John Kerry, did lose a presidential campaign. Possibly, because NASA's space programs have suffered some failures and have become irrelevant, Dr....
  • Cracks in the core of sustainability

    04/16/2008 6:41:56 AM PDT · by cartan · 7 replies · 111+ views
    Financial Post ^ | 2008-04-15 | Peter Foster
    Is the non-principle of “sustainability” about to collapse under the weight of its own mushy contradictions? News this week from the seemingly unrelated areas of biofuels and health policy provide some hope. Sustainability has been smuggled into the policy lexicon as an Orwellian dumber-down of debate. Who would promote unsustainability? It has become the weasel word and policy tic of our time. Corporate chieftains, politicians, consultants and public intellectuals all bow the knee before this founding concept of environmental Newspeak. Its origins as a subversive political principle lay in the United Nations’ Brundtland report, which coined “sustainable development” as a...
  • The G2K Problem: The Gore Quiz

    04/05/2007 6:35:02 AM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 11 replies · 552+ views
    Before he became Bill Clinton's Vice-President, Al Gore wrote a book titled, "Earth in the Balance," his definitive position on the environment and what must be done to protect it. A few years later, and with no known connection, Theodore Kaczynski, the Unabomber, wrote his manifesto, a rambling critique of late, 20th century technology. Fox News anchor and columnist Tony Snow suggested that there might be parallels between the two pieces of literature. That set armchair analyst Ken Crossman to work... and the result was "The Gore Quiz." Ken was kind enough to allow us to enhance it a bit...
  • Caption this Pic of Algoracle!

    03/21/2007 2:24:36 PM PDT · by pillut48 · 97 replies · 6,936+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | 3-21-07
    "And the idea was, the shark comes to the nearest man, that man, he starts poundin' and hollerin' and screamin', sometime's the shark goes away, sometimes he wouldn't go away. Sometime's that shark, he looks right into ya, right into your eyes. And another thing about that shark. He's got lifeless eyes, black eyes, like a doll's eyes. When he comes at ya, he doesn't seem to be livin'. Until he bites you." Quint from Jaws
  • Gore All Business at HBS: [Gore wants Pollution based taxes]

    03/18/2007 12:05:24 PM PDT · by PajamaTruthMafia · 27 replies · 618+ views
    HBS Bulletin ^ | March, 2007 | Staff
    We are managing the planet as if it were a business in liquidation,” former U.S. Vice President Al Gore declared to a capacity audience of 900 MBA students during a talk titled “A Change in Business Climate” presented in Burden Auditorium in December. Gore explained that the population explosion, coupled with the revolutions in science and technology, have greatly magnified the impact of humans on the earth’s ecosystem. “But the biggest challenge we face,” he said, “is changing the way we think about our relationship with the environment.” [snip] If price tags are the only tool used to measure value,...
  • Unabomber-like figure perplexes investigators in Midwest

    03/01/2007 6:24:46 PM PST · by markomalley · 7 replies · 429+ views
    KWWL TV ^ | 3/1/2007
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. He calls himself "The Bishop" and he's suspected of mailing two inoperable explosive devices through the mail last month. The devices arrived a day apart in Kansas City and Chicago. His work has also been found in Iowa and Wisconsin.Authorities say the devices are thought to be connected to a series of threatening letters sent to financial institutions over the past 18 months.Corporate Counterrorism expert Fred Burton says it could take help from the public to nab the suspect.In his letters, "The Bishop" has ordered financial companies to move the prices of certain stocks to predetermined rates,...
  • Exclusive: Evidence Obtained In Unabomber Case

    11/28/2006 3:28:08 PM PST · by TexKat · 50 replies · 1,700+ views
    CBS ^ | 11/28/06 | Anna Werner
    (CBS 5) A decade after the feds tracked him down, CBS 5 Investigates has uncovered exclusive new information about the Unabomber. Anna Werner reports on the tricks Ted Kaczynski used, the code he developed, and how he got away with his violent acts for so long.
  • Al Gore's Hilarious New Plan!!!

    09/18/2006 2:35:05 PM PDT · by Minus_The_Bear · 47 replies · 2,707+ views
    Dink Progress
    I think Al Gore may have outdone himself and proposed his most hilarious plan yet... wait for it.. ...Gore also called for the complete elimination of the payroll tax. It would be replaced by a tax on CO2: "For the last fourteen years, I have advocated the elimination of all payroll taxes — including those for social security and unemployment compensation — and the replacement of that revenue in the form of pollution taxes — principally on CO2. The overall level of taxation would remain exactly the same. It would be, in other words, a revenue neutral tax swap. But,...
  • Publisher Rodale to Reissue EARTH IN THE BALANCE...

    08/21/2006 8:37:41 AM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies · 399+ views
    Business Wire ^ | 8/21/2006
    Rodale Books, publisher of former Vice President Al Gore's No. 1 New York Times bestseller about global warming entitled AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH, will reissue his first bestselling book, EARTH IN THE BALANCE: Ecology and the Human Spirit in Fall 2006 (Rodale Books, Paperback, $15.95; On Sale October 31). AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH, published in May, is No. 1 on the New York Times bestseller list with more than 500,000 copies in print. Mr. Gore continues to tour the country to promote both the book and documentary film about the destructive effects of climate change, and what can be done about it....
  • Judge orders online sale of Unabomber goods

    08/12/2006 3:04:16 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 12 replies · 406+ views
    Reuters ^ | 2 hours, 31 minutes ago
    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - "Unabomber" Theodore Kaczynski's journal, as well as axes, typewriters and books seized from his Montana cabin will be sold in an Internet auction to help pay restitution to his victims, a U.S. federal judge has ordered. Judge Garland Burrell of the U.S. District Court in Sacramento issued the order on Thursday, directing the U.S. Marshals Service to arrange to sell the mail bomber's property through an online auction. Proceeds from the sale would go towards a $15 million restitution order to pay victims and their families. The auctioneer would get no more than 10 percent of...
  • Unabomber's Belongings To Be Auctioned ( Kaczynski )

    08/11/2006 7:11:03 PM PDT · by george76 · 18 replies · 498+ views
    The Smoking Gun ^ | AUGUST 11--
    Judge orders Internet sale, proceeds to benefit bomb victims. In an order filed yesterday, U.S. District Court Judge Garland Burrell directed the U.S. Marshals Service to sell off the imprisoned Kaczynski's property, which includes "original writings," though not those containing "diagrams and 'recipes' for making bombs." Burrell's order, a copy of which you'll find below, includes a creepy 12-page inventory of items to be auctioned. Along with hundreds of books, bidders will be able to vie for the killer's hatchet, welding mask, blue scarf, three typewriters, and several hooded jackets. A separate court filing estimates that Kaczynski's writings--which include several...
  • Gore's 'Truth' needs to be acted upon now

    06/22/2006 3:58:40 PM PDT · by SJackson · 38 replies · 998+ views
    Capital Times ^ | 6-22-06 | Judy Ettenhofer
    Judy Ettenhofer: Gore's 'Truth' needs to be acted upon now By Judy Ettenhofer, June 21, 2006 When "Fahrenheit 9/11," the Michael Moore screen diatribe against our current president, arrived in Madison theaters shortly before the 2004 presidential election, people sympathetic to its message couldn't get enough of it. They flocked to screenings and breathlessly implored their friends to see the movie that bolstered all their reasons for hating George W. Bush. It is my profound hope that the same kind of passionate evangelism occurs as a result of a much, much more crucial film that arrived at Westgate and Eastgate...
  • Do you agree with this rant?

    05/13/2006 8:41:33 AM PDT · by inpajamas · 15 replies · 754+ views
    5-13-2006 | TK
    [Excerpt]……..219. Leftism is totalitarian force. Wherever leftism is in a position of power it tends to invade every private corner and force every thought into a leftist mold. In part this is because of the quasi-religious character of leftism; everything contrary to leftists beliefs represents Sin. More importantly, leftism is a totalitarian force because of the leftists' drive for power. The leftist seeks to satisfy his need for power through identification with a social movement and he tries to go through the power process by helping to pursue and attain the goals of the movement (see paragraph 83). But no...
  • Stanford Daily backpedals on article exposing sympathizers of terrorists

    04/10/2006 11:52:19 PM PDT · by JimWayne · 5 replies · 391+ views
    Stanford Daily | 7 Apr 2006 | Patrick Leahy
    Leftist speaker sparks debate By Patrick Leahy Friday, April 7, 2006 last updated April 7, 2006 1:25 AM On Saturday, April 8, the non-Stanford affiliated organization Friends of South Asia (FOSA) will be hosting a panel discussion with Indian social activist Biju Mathew on campus. The talk, however, has spurred debate over the appropriateness of inviting a leftist speaker with ties to Communism to an academic campus. FOSA was established in the Bay Area five years ago to promote peace, tolerance and economic development in South Asia. During periods of heightened tension between Pakistan and India they hold monthly peace...
  • EDITORIAL: What is Al Gore thinking?

    02/17/2006 8:41:35 AM PST · by george76 · 54 replies · 2,550+ views
    Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | Feb. 17, 2006 | EDITORIAL
    Comments in Middle East border on bizarre... Bill Clinton (in Qatar) called the cartoon depictions of Muhammad published by the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten last fall "totally outrageous cartoons against Islam," ... In fact, the cartoons are pretty tame stuff -- the Islamic prophet is not shown as dirty, drooling, shaped like an animal or engaged in any unsavory acts, all standard for cartoon depictions of Jews in the modern Arab press. Mr. Clinton is entitled to his opinion, of course, though one wonders why he would want to gin up more hostility toward the West with an inflammatory characterization of...
  • Katrina shows effect of climate change, says Gore

    09/17/2005 2:27:17 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 77 replies · 1,249+ views
    Financial Times ^ | September 17, 2005 | Fiona Harvey
    Hurricane Katrina offered “a taste” of the disasters, and the response to them, that the US could expect as a consequence of climate change, former vice president Al Gore said on Saturday. He cited recent research that found warmer sea surface temperatures - a result of global warming - had strengthened hurricanes and major storms around the world. Speaking at the Clinton Global Initiative in New York, where climate change was one of the key issues under discussion, he also criticised those politicians he said wanted to trim government too far, as weak government was incapable of responding adequately to...
  • Feds say public has no right to Unabomber evidence

    06/16/2005 5:44:46 PM PDT · by calcowgirl · 5 replies · 317+ views
    AP - San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | June 16, 2005 | David Kravets
    SAN FRANCISCO – The public has no First Amendment right to view the original writings and other evidence seized in 1996 from Unabomber Theodore Kaczynski's cabin in Montana, the Justice Department told a federal appeals court here Thursday. Kaczynski pleaded guilty in 1998 to a nearly 20-year bombing spree that killed three people and injured 23. He led authorities on the nation's longest and costliest manhunt before his brother tipped off authorities in 1996. Serving a life term without the possibility of parole, Kaczynski wants to donate his thousands of pages of writings, books and other materials seized from his...
  • Warsaw Mayor mistaken for Unabomber

    03/08/2005 11:52:44 AM PST · by lizol · 14 replies · 1,207+ views
    poland.pl ^ | 2005-03-08
    Warsaw Mayor mistaken for Unabomber 2005-03-08, 11:19 The prestigious Israeli daily The Jerusalem mistook the mayor of Warsaw for an American terrorist. The daily published an interview with Lech Kaczynski who recently visited Israel. As an illustration to the interview the editors selected a photograph of Theodor Kaczynski, the infamous Unabomber who from 1978 to 1996 sent bomb-letters to universities, airlines and computer magazines killing 3 and wounding 20 people. Lech Kaczynski stated that he did not feel offended although he could not understand how such a mistake could take place.
  • Home-grown terrorists (barf alert)

    03/10/2004 8:23:43 AM PST · by TrebleRebel · 13 replies · 268+ views
    In These Times ^ | 3/10/2004 | Salim Muwakkil
    (NOTE: SALIM MUWAKKIL is a senior editor at In These Times, a contributing columnist to the Chicago Tribune and a Crime and Communities Media Fellow of the Open Society Institute. This article is due to be published on 3/15). WHEN THE DEADLY TOXIN RICIN WAS FOUND February 3 in the mailroom of Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-Tenn.), there was no change in Homeland Security colors. Although biological attacks on the apparatus of government are a veritable shortcut to domestic insecurity, they don't register on the chromatic terrorism scale. Americans have been trained to disassociate such attacks from the war...
  • Gore or the Unabomber (Did Al Gore say it? Or was it the Unabomber?)

    01/18/2004 9:16:55 AM PST · by highlander_UW · 47 replies · 395+ views
    Ken Crossman ^ | March 18, 1999 | Ken Crossman
    Each quote is either from Al Gore's Book Earth in the Balance or from the Unabomber's Manifesto. Can you tell the difference? http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/ken_crossman/Gore.htm Another tip to Neal Boortz. I ran across this link on his website.
  • Debate Over Kaczynski Property

    01/09/2004 8:37:08 AM PST · by Scenic Sounds · 7 replies · 195+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | January 9, 2004 | Denny Walsh
    <p>The government should be forced to sell the writings and personal photographs of Unabomber Theodore Kaczynski and give the proceeds to the victims of his mayhem, or return the material to him for donation to the University of Michigan, a federal magistrate judge said Thursday in Sacramento.</p>
  • Cornell Grad Sale '58 Talks Local Politics (compares self to Unabomber) (Ithaca is the City of Evil)

    10/06/2003 4:47:44 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 14 replies · 378+ views
    Copyright © 2003 by The Cornell Daily Sun, Inc. ^ | MONDAY, OCTOBER 06, 2003 | By DAN WALPOW
    ITHACA--"Don't you think people want to be told that their way of life is unsustainable?" quips Officer Lockstock at the conclusion of the Broadway musical Urinetown. The answer is apparently "yes," as demonstrated by the sizable crowd of mainly Ithaca residents that gathered at Autumn Leaves Used Books in the Commons on Friday evening to hear speaker Kirkpatrick Sale '58. Sponsored by the Paul Glover for Mayor campaign, Sale's talk discussed the necessity of local politics in a world where "we are ruled by a large number of very large financial and corporate interests," a statement Sale made early on...
  • Unabomber seeks return of papers, bomb

    08/11/2003 11:06:43 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 19 replies · 487+ views
    AP ^ | 8/11/2003
    <p>Unabomber Ted Kaczynski has asked the U.S. government to return his personal papers and other materials, including a bomb confiscated by the FBI seven years ago. In papers filed at federal court in Sacramento, Kaczynski asked that the government ship the materials to a University of Michigan archive that already contains more than 15,000 of his papers.</p>
  • The Unabomber Wants His Stuff Back

    08/07/2003 4:47:19 PM PDT · by sjersey · 31 replies · 252+ views
    TSG ^ | 8/7/2003 | staff
    Convicted Unabomber Ted Kaczynski has filed a lawsuit seeking the return of items seized from his Montana shack, claiming that the material is a boon for "serious researchers" and would "help to reveal the true facts" of his criminal case, The Smoking Gun has learned. In a remarkable 150-page motion--most of which is handwritten--Kaczynski contends that federal prosecutors have ignored repeated requests for the return of his property, which was seized in April 1996. "There is no reason why the government should be allowed to shilly-shally indefinitely," Kaczynski, 61, argued in a recent U.S. District Court filing. In an August...
  • Kaczynski's Cabin Saved From Being Dismantled

    05/01/2003 8:51:43 PM PDT · by chance33_98 · 6 replies · 231+ views
    Kaczynski's Cabin Saved From Being Dismantled The tiny cabin that belonged to Theodore Kaczynski, the so-called Unabomber, was given an eleventh hour reprieve from being dismantled today. Ever since Kaczynski's trial in Sacramento, the cabin has been stored in a warehouse at Mather Airport. Workers at the storage facility that has been holding the cabin had planned to dismantle it Thursday morning, but the order was stayed just minutes before the work was set to begin. The cabin was going to be dismantled at Kacynski's request. It had been brought outside for the work to take place, when officials...
  • P. C. Timidity in Sniper Case May Have Cost Lives

    11/03/2002 11:19:08 AM PST · by GeneD · 14 replies · 502+ views
    uexpress.com ^ | 11/03/2002 | John Leo
    So police came across the sniper suspects at least 11 times during the long manhunt, but let them go every time. The D.C. police chief acknowledged that race was a factor in this amazing failure. "Everybody was looking for a white car with white people," he told The Washington Post. Writing on his Web site, Andrew Sullivan said this was racial profiling. If a white killer had been let go 11 times because cops were looking for a black man, he asked, "Wouldn't this be the basis for uproar? Wouldn't the cops involved be fired? Wouldn't there be a massive...
  • Osama bin-greenie: Henry Lamb on terror tactics of eco-wackos against private property

    07/28/2002 11:54:26 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 13 replies · 603+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Saturday, July 27, 2002 | Henry Lamb
    While we are restructuring our government to rout out terrorists, we need to recognize that not all terrorists worship Allah – we have terrorists in this country who worship the earth, or so they claim. These misguided misfits should rank equally high on the "stop-the-terrorists" agenda. Like al-Qaida, these green terrorists work in small cells, strike in the dark of night, and wreak havoc on what they believe to be unholy. They are as dangerous – and deluded – as the terrorists who become human bombs in Israel, or in New York City. They are often known as the Earth...
  • "Green Anarchy" Tour to Destroy Civlization (BARF ALERT!)

    07/27/2002 12:05:50 PM PDT · by MikalM · 6 replies · 541+ views
    Green Anarchy Web site ^ | Green Anarchy
    The Green Anarchy Tour is an attempt to bridge the gap between the punk movement, the revolutionary anarchist movement, the ecological movement, and the prisoners of war that have been incarcerated for their involvement in the struggles listed above. The majority of the content encompased on this tour is from Eugene, an outpost of civilization in one of the most wild bioregions in "north america." Eugene experienced the spirit of wild chaos during a couple years of insurrection. In the aftermath, several comrades were imprisoned, several collectives endured, and what remains today is one of the most sophisticated propaganda mills...