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  • Protecting planet is an ethical and moral obligation, says Pope Francis

    11/15/2016 4:33:17 PM PST · by ebb tide · 65 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | November 15, 2016
    The Pope wrote a message a United Nations convention on climate change The vulnerability of the poor and of future generations to the impact of climate change creates a “serious ethical and moral responsibility to act without delay and as free as possible from political and economic pressure” to slow climate change and protect the environment, Pope Francis said. In a written message to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change conference in Marrakech, Morocco, Pope Francis praised the 100 countries that formally joined the Paris climate agreement adopted last year, but emphasised that implementing the agreement must involve...
  • Destructive Forest Fires are Due to – What?

    07/30/2016 2:05:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies ^ | July 30, 2016 | Paul Driessen
    First the Obama EPA came for coal mines, coal-fired power plants, miners, workers, investors, and all who depend on reliable, affordable electricity. Then the EPA, Bureau of Land Management, Forest Service and other agencies came after oil and gas drilling and fracking, and the workers, industries and families that need petroleum. They’re also targeting farming, ranching, airlines and manufacturing. It’s all to stop “dangerous manmade climate change,” rising seas, warmer and colder weather, wetter and drier seasons, and other “unprecedented” calamities. Now the Feds want us to believe worsening forest fires threaten communities, wildlife and wildlife habitats because we continue...
  • New Map Shows the Dark Side of Artificial Light at Night

    06/11/2016 8:53:26 AM PDT · by samtheman · 76 replies ^ | June 10, 2016 | Lee Billings
    New Map Shows the Dark Side of Artificial Light at Night ... The most fundamental difficulty, however, has been that no one knows exactly how severe the problem is.
  • 13 demonstrators hang from Portland bridge to block Shell ship

    07/30/2015 7:17:53 AM PDT · by Inspectorette · 80 replies
    KATU-TV ^ | Jul 29, 2015 at 4:56 AM | Staff
    PORTLAND, Ore. – Protesters against Arctic drilling rappelled from the St. Johns Bridge early Wednesday morning to set up an aerial blockade of a Shell oil icebreaker in the port for repairs. "They are creating a human barricade so that the Shell icebreaker cannot get through," said Annie Leonard, the executive director of Greenpeace U.S. "They are prepared to stay up there for days because that's what it is going to take to save the arctic." The 13 Greenpeace protesters suspended themselves from the bridge around 3 a.m. Wednesday. One of them is from Portland. “I think direct action is...
  • Call Out the Climate Change Deniers ( what a joke...

    06/02/2013 11:12:39 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 41 replies
    Climate change is real, it's caused largely by human activities, and it poses significant risks for our health. Some members of Congress disagree with this simple, scientifically proven fact. We need to work to curb climate change, and a big step is to raise our voices to change the conversation in Washington. Call these deniers out. Hold them accountable. Ask them if they will admit climate change is a problem. We will continue updating the list below as supporters get answers to the basic question of whether their representatives in Congress accept the science on climate change. We hope that...
  • Second-Term Battle Lines Drawn in ‘War on Coal’

    05/12/2013 5:53:12 AM PDT · by rktman · 11 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 5/12/2013 | Bill Straub
    McConnell: “This EPA has turned the coal permitting process into an illegitimate, back-door means to shut down coal mines permanently."
  • Earth Day: A Pagan Holiday

    04/22/2013 7:24:48 AM PDT · by rktman · 38 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 4/22/2013 | J.D. Longstreet
    Today is being celebrated by modern pagans as “Earth Day.” It is a date set aside to worship the earth (paganism). Today is also the birthday of Vladimir Lenin, (April 22nd 1870). Lenin was a Russian Marxist revolutionary, author, lawyer, economic theorist, and political philosopher among other things. Lenin created the Soviet Communist Party.
  • Historic Bridges of Yosemite Valley Under Siege

    07/08/2012 7:46:08 AM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 37 replies
    Perhaps no river crossing in Yosemite Valley has been more photographed than the historic Stoneman Bridge: a single, arching span faced with rough-hewn granite that provides a dramatic foreground to Half Dome, the park's most iconic natural marvel. Yet the 205-foot bridge is slated for possible removal under proposed plans for restoring the natural flow of the Merced River. As a federally designated "Wild and Scenic River," some say its course should be shaped only by nature as it meanders through the valley — and bridge abutments alter that course. The future of the roughly 80-year-old Stoneman and two other...
  • Environmental justice: New movement to restrict your movement (ECO-Tyranny Must Read)

    06/01/2012 8:02:04 AM PDT · by lward99 · 7 replies
    Times247 ^ | 5/31/2012 | Katherine Timpf
    When most people talk about President Obama's influence on America, they mention reforming health care, repealing "don't ask, don't tell" or ending the war in Iraq. But a nearly unknown executive order could have a greater impact on the future of America than all of those things combined, potentially giving the federal government power to control every project in the country. The obscure memorandum of understanding, based on a long-forgotten executive order signed by President Clinton in 1994, marries the issues of environmentalism and social justice. The federal government can use the laws from one to control the other. Read...
  • Earth Hour observed all over the world. (I'm turning on every light)

    03/31/2012 3:39:04 PM PDT · by Drango · 126 replies
    yahooooooooo ^ | 3/31/12 | Wendy Carpenter
    What does it look like when the world turns out all the lights? A glimpse will be offered today when millions of participants all over the globe -- from Egypt's Tahrir Square to Washington D.C.'s National Cathedral -- are expected to turn their lights off for an hour in honor of Earth Hour. Sydney's symbolic Opera House and Harbor Bridge were a couple of the first places to go dark, as Australians took part in the global effort to raise awareness over climate change and show the need for sustainability. The event takes place worldwide on Saturday from 8:30 to...
  • 5 Occupy protesters arrested at Paul campaign HQ

    12/29/2011 10:32:59 AM PST · by markomalley · 24 replies
    AP ^ | 12/29/11
    Police have arrested five Occupy protesters outside the Iowa campaign headquarters of Republican presidential contender Ron Paul. The arrests were made Thursday as demonstrators gathered to protest Paul's proposal to dismantle the Environmental Protection Agency if elected. A spokesman for the group, Occupy the Caucuses, says they arrived at Paul's campaign headquarters to find the doors locked. She said protesters were arrested on charges of trespassing after they refused to leave.
  • Animal rights group PETA to launch pornography website

    09/18/2011 8:29:04 PM PDT · by Windflier · 21 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 18 Sep 2011 | Unknown
    People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), no stranger to attention-grabbing campaigns featuring nude women, plans to launch a pornography website in the name of animal rights. The non-profit organisation, whose controversial campaigns draw criticism from women's rights groups, said it hopes to raise awareness of veganism through a mix of pornography and graphic footage of animal suffering.
  • Stung by the President on Air Quality, Environmentalists Weigh Their Options

    09/03/2011 8:06:49 PM PDT · by lbryce · 27 replies
    New York Times ^ | September 3, 2011 | Leslie Kaufman
    For environmental groups, it was the final hard slap that brought a long-troubled relationship to the brink. In late August, the State Department gave a crucial go-ahead on a controversial pipeline to bring tar sands oil from Canada to the Gulf Coast. Then on Friday, leading into the holiday weekend, the Obama administration announced without warning that it was walking away from stricter ozone pollution standards that it had been promising for three years and instead sticking with Bush-era standards. John D. Walke, clean air director of the Natural Resources Defense Council, an advocacy group based in New York, likened...
  • SF Animal Control Commission seeks ban on goldfish

    06/15/2011 11:31:29 AM PDT · by GSWarrior · 22 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 6/15/11 | Matier and Ross
    San Francisco's ever-active Animal Control and Welfare Commission has renewed its push for a pet sale ban in the city - only this time, it even covers goldfish. The idea is to put the squeeze on puppy and kitten mills that supply pet stores, and to discourage "impulse buys" of hamsters and other small pets that often wind up being dumped at shelters. But goldfish, guppies and tropical fish?
  • Celebrities and green groups boycott Climate Week over fossil fuels

    03/22/2011 1:19:34 AM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies ^ | 3/21/11 | Luke Walsh
    Celebrities and green groups boycott Climate Week over fossil fuels21 March 2011 A coalition of green groups and famous faces have pulled out of activities supporting Climate Week, which starts today (March 21). The groups, which include comedian and impersonator Alastair McGowan, are angry over the Royal Bank of Scotland's (RBS) sponsorship of the event. A number of campaign groups, including PLATFORM, Friends of the Earth Scotland, People & Planet and the World Development Movement, have this morning published a report examining in detail RBS's funding of coal power. The report Dirty Money, Corporate greenwash and RBS coal finance claims...
  • The Green Bubble is about to Burst

    11/05/2010 7:02:11 AM PDT · by Gomer1066 · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 5, 2010 | By S. Fred Singer
    There is a revolution coming that is likely to burst the green global warming bubble: the temperature trend used by the IPCC (the U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) to support their conclusion about anthropogenic global warming (AGW) is likely to turn out to be fake. The situation will become clear once Virginia's attorney general, Kenneth Cuccinelli, obtains information now buried in e-mails at the University of Virginia. Or Hearings on Climategate by the U.S. Congress may uncover the "smoking gun" that demonstrates that the warming trend used by the IPCC does not really exist. It has become increasingly clear...
  • Church's protest at military funeral clearly troubles Supreme Court

    10/07/2010 4:03:04 PM PDT · by zippythepinhead · 74 replies · 1+ views
    Deseret News ^ | 10/06/2010 | By Michael Doyle
    WASHINGTON — Supreme Court justices seemed both troubled and divided Wednesday as they questioned whether a small Kansas church could be punished for mounting a protest that many found contemptible outside a military funeral. The high court didn't clearly tip its hand during the hourlong oral arguments in the case pitting the Westboro Baptist Church against a grieving Pennsylvania father. Several justices did, however, hint that the 2006 funeral protest was lawful even if it was obnoxious.
  • Green Movement Calls Fireworks 'Eco-Hazards,' Sues to Ban July 4th Display in California

    06/29/2010 12:47:40 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 55 replies · 1+ views ^ | 06/29/2010 | Alana Goodman
    Apparently the "rockets' red glare" isn't "green" enough for some environmentalists. Fourth of July fireworks displays have been deemed "ecologically hazardous" by some eco-warriors, who are urging environmentally-conscious Americans to shun the tradition. [F]ireworks shows spray out a toxic concoction that rains down quietly into lakes, rivers and bays throughout the country," wrote the Mother Nature Network's Russell McLendon on June 30. "Many of the chemicals in fireworks are also persistent in the environment, meaning they stubbornly sit there instead of breaking down." McLendon suggested avoiding fireworks and finding other ways to celebrate Independence Day. "The most eco-friendly alternative to...
  • How To Reinvest Carbon Fee Revenue? (McLame's lapdog pushing for higher gasoline taxes, "fees")

    04/12/2010 3:19:05 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 24 replies · 615+ views
    National Review Online ^ | 2010-04-12 | Lisa Caruso
    As Sens. John Kerry, D-Mass.; Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.; and Joe Lieberman, I/D-Conn., work toward their goal of introducing climate change legislation by Earth Day (April 22), transportation groups are petitioning the trio to invest revenues raised from a carbon fee that would increase the cost of gas and diesel fuel back into transportation. A coalition of 27 groups led by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, the American Public Transportation Association, and the American Road and Transportation Builders Association, wrote in their April 1 letter, "New fees placed on transportation fuels should be dedicated to the Highway...
  • 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.
  • Supreme Court will weigh free speech issues in case of anti-gay military funeral protests

    03/08/2010 8:47:24 AM PST · by cajuncow · 27 replies · 163+ views
    cox news ^ | 3-8-10 | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (Associated Press) -- The Supreme Court is getting involved in the legal fight over the anti-gay protesters who show up at military funerals with inflammatory messages like "Thank God for dead soldiers." The court agreed Monday to consider whether the protesters' message, no matter how provocative and upsetting, is protected by the First Amendment. Members of a Kansas-based church have picketed military funerals to spread their belief that U.S. deaths in Afghanistan and Iraq are punishment for the nation's tolerance of homosexuality.
  • Why Did Killer Whale Snap? 5 Leading Theories

    02/25/2010 3:43:29 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 71 replies · 1,677+ views
    (Feb. 25) -- Tragedy struck SeaWorld Orlando on Wednesday afternoon when a 40-year-old trainer named Dawn Brancheau was killed by an orca whale during the opening of a packed performance. Brancheau was recognized as one of the park's most seasoned trainers, and relatives have testified to her lifelong love for marine life, making the incident all the more heartbreaking. Now, Shamu Stadium has been closed indefinitely and an investigation begun into the possible causes of the fatality, leaving various media outlets and commentators asking, Why would a 12,000-pound, 30-year-old male whale named Tilikum suddenly snap, attack and kill his trainer?...
  • The CBO on Cap and Trade

    10/15/2009 11:55:48 AM PDT · by fiscon1 · 5 replies · 359+ views
    The Provocateur ^ | 10/15/2009 | Mike Volpe
    The CBO just scored the house version of cap and trade. A House-passed bill that targets climate change through a cap-and-trade system of pollution credits would slow the nation's economic growth slightly over the next few decades and would create "significant" job losses from fossil fuel industries as the country shifts to renewable energy, the head of the Congressional Budget Office told a Senate energy panel Wednesday. CBO Director Douglas W. Elmendorf emphasized that his estimates contained significant uncertainties and "do not include any benefits from averting climate change," but his message nevertheless contrasted sharply with those of President Obama...
  • Charles Johnson of LGF supports violence against American citizens.

    08/08/2009 10:14:58 AM PDT · by pmedia · 217 replies · 9,289+ views
    I will not link to his site but the slimeball Charles Johnson of Little Green Footballs IS BLAMING AMERICAN CITIZENS FOR VIOLENCE BEING PERPETRATED AGAINST THEM. This racist bigot has posted hateful things about arabs & muslims for years (not just terrorists but all muslims). Violence is wrong! Now surprise surprise when a black man is beaten & hospitalized in St. Louis by SEIU thugs and a cancer patient and business man are assaulted in Tampa by SEIU thugs it's their own fault. This man has a DEFECT and it's sick that any conservative EVER listened to him just because...
  • Stop Obama Arrest Testimony II

    05/16/2009 10:46:17 PM PDT · by victim soul · 2 replies · 641+ views ^ | 5.11.09 | Prisoner 728606 and Dr. Thompson
    Stop Obama Arrest Testimony II 05-11-09 //South Bend, IN// Two men that were arrested with Dr. Alan Keyes share their testimonies.
  • Today in the Senate - HR1388 - Mandatory volunteerism bill

    03/26/2009 6:55:14 AM PDT · by blueyon · 49 replies · 1,838+ views
    PLEASE CALL YOUR SENATOR NOW! DO NOT STOP UNTIL YOU GET THRU! Voice your opinion. As the Liberals love to say "Do it for the children" or "If we can save just one child" Today in the Senate March 25, 2009: This bill’s title is called “Generations Invigorating Volunteerism and Education” (GIVE). The Senate will convene at 9:30 a.m. and proceed to a period of morning business for up to 1 hour, with Senators permitted to speak for up to 10 minutes each. Following morning business, the Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to H.R. 1388, the...
  • Plymouth(MA) group fights studio over water(enviroweenies alert)

    03/14/2009 1:31:15 PM PDT · by GQuagmire · 7 replies · 449+ views ^ | March 14, 2009 | Robert Knox
    ....Plymouth Rock Studios has filed plans for a $422 million film and digital studio complex on 240 acres. Studio backers estimate the project will bring 1,500 permanent jobs and generate business growth for Plymouth. But while the company describes its plan "as the world's first green studio," a local environmental group, the Eel River Watershed Association, says Plymouth Rock Studios will improperly discharge 60 million gallons of sewage a year.
  • 'Second Life' Affair Leads to Real-Life Divorce (Nerd Alert)

    11/14/2008 6:55:33 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 36 replies · 1,129+ views
    Fox ^ | 11/14/2008 | Fox
    A British couple have divorced after the husband was caught having a "virtual affair" with a female character in an online role-playing game. David Pollard and Amy Taylor met in an online chat room in 2003 and married after discovering a shared love of the Internet game "Second Life." In the game, players create characters known as avatars, which then interact with others in a virtual world. To his wife's horror, Pollard's interaction included virtual infidelity with a female character playing the role of a prostitute.
  • Father accused of being a paedophile by animal rights activists (falsely)

    10/08/2008 7:41:03 PM PDT · by markomalley · 5 replies · 583+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 10/8/2008 | Chris Irvine
    Vincent Howard, 40, who is the operations director of Biocair in Cambridge, said he and his family lived in fear after Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty (SHAC) allegedly started to target the company and its employees in 2004. Mr Howard, a father-of-three, told Winchester Crown Court he and his partner Sandra Martin had paint stripper poured over their cars and tyres punctured at home. He was then informed a letter was circulating in the village falsely accusing him of being a convicted paedophile. He told the court: "I was coaching a kids football team at the time and that was a...
  • Re-Create 68, FReeper on the ground in Denver report, videos and photos......

    08/24/2008 5:56:18 PM PDT · by Trteamer · 150 replies · 457+ views
    Trteamer | 8-24-08 | Trteamer
    I waded in today to the crowd of old hippies and punks that call themselves Re-create 68. Basically anarchy was the theme and they were quite a herd of cats......
  • LCV Adds Congressman Steve Pearce to the 2008 Dirty Dozen (Badge of Honor)

    08/14/2008 6:23:47 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 5 replies · 69+ views ^ | 2008 |
    WASHINGTON, DC - The League of Conservation Voters (LCV), which works to turn environmental values into national priorities, today added Congressman Stevan Pearce (R-NM) to its 2008 "Dirty Dozen" list.* Pearce’s record of extremism marks him as one of the twelve worst members of Congress currently up for election. "During his five years in Congress, Steve Pearce has voted consistently against the environment," LCV Senior Vice-President for Political Affairs and Public Education Tony Massaro said. "Of the 80 conservation key votes since he has been elected, Pearce has voted against clean air, clean energy, protecting the nation's wildlife, and preserving...
  • WBC Plans To Protest Texas Bus Crash Victims (Vanity/BARF ALERT)

    08/10/2008 12:51:40 PM PDT · by Ptarmigan · 17 replies · 396+ views
    I saw this at their vile website. Fred Phelps is at it again. Here is how the flyer goes: NEWS RELEASE God Hates Texas. Yes, indeed. The irreversible curse of God upon fags and fag-enablers - the "botch of Egypt•••that cannot be healed." Ct. 28:27. God is punishing Texas for passing laws against WBC by devastating bus crashes & many natural disasters. Thank God for 13 dead Vietnamese Houstonians in a bus crash bound for idolatry. Pray for many more dead. We will picket their funerals. WBC will picket their funerals in religious protest and warning; to wit: "Be not...
  • Michael Moore: The Democratic Party is Stupid, and So Are American

    08/09/2008 1:45:43 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 46 replies · 249+ views
    Noted political expert and gaseous far left windbag Michael Moore advises the Democratic Party how to lose the Presidential election.With a heaping helping of contempt for American voters, to pander to the Guardian’s audience. Keep saying nice things about McCain. Like how he’s been “good on global warming” and campaign finance. Keep reminding a country at war that he and he alone is a war hero. Not to mention an all-round good guy. Say that enough and what happens? The same thing that happens when you repeat over and over, “Apply directly to the forehead” - people start to believe...
  • Animal-rights group turns attention to Nicholas Ungar Furs in Portland [Moonbats Gone Wild!]

    06/08/2008 5:05:40 PM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies · 118+ views
    The Oregonian ^ | 6/8/2008 | JOSEPH ROSE
    With Schumacher Furs and Outerwear gone, animal-rights activists say they are working to drive downtown Portland's last remaining fur salon out of business. Saturday protests led by a fledgling group called the Portland Animal Defense League outside Nicholas Ungar Furs at 1137 S.W. Yamhill St. have intensified in recent weeks. The next one is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. today. Unlike the rancorous 15-month campaign against Schumacher's, which activists insisted was about education and outreach, the group says the prime objective this time is ridding downtown of "an outdated industry." "Basically 20 years ago, there were about 20 full-service fur salons,"...
  • Black Group Offended by Delivery of T-Shirt

    06/07/2008 5:02:36 AM PDT · by pjsbro · 89 replies · 303+ views
    Washington Post Blog ^ | 06/06/2008 | Mary Ann Akers
    The president of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation is disturbed by an offensive t-shirt the group received in the mail Wednesday, the day after Barack Obama claimed his party's presidential nomination. The shirt has a cartoon image of Curious George, the beloved children's character, with a paper bag over his head holding a sign that says "A Truth We Can Believe in '08!!!" written underneath. CBCF President Elsie Scott says she believes the timing of the package was no coincidence. "We received it as a reaction to Obama winning the nomination," she tells the Sleuth. The t-shirt was made by...
  • Why $200 Oil Would Be a 'Good' Thing (yup, upchuck)

    06/06/2008 10:50:35 AM PDT · by rightinthemiddle · 30 replies · 53+ views
    YooHoo! Finance ^ | June 06, 2008 | Aaron Task
    "99% of investors need to focus less on the big picture and more on what their stocks are doing," says fund manager Howard Lindzon. But Lindzon does have some thoughts about the "big picture," particularly the endless debate about oil. Here, he gives the rationale for why $200 oil would be a good thing, because it might finally force America to get serious about alternative energy and get U.S. automakers to really innovate. "Maybe it's important oil finally goes to $200 so we do something else," he says. From an investor's perspective, "you can't be ashamed to be making money...
  • Discovery launches first "ecotainment" channel (Planet Green)

    06/05/2008 11:09:01 AM PDT · by rightinthemiddle · 49 replies · 180+ views
    Rooters ^ | 6-3-08 | Kimberly Nordyke
    LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Could "green" become a new watchword in TV programming? While the media companies have long been touting everything they're doing behind the scenes to become more environment-friendly, the message increasingly is seeping into their programming. On Wednesday, Discovery Communications launches the first 24/7 eco-friendly network, Planet Green, which will take over the space occupied by Discovery Home Channel. That follows NBC Universal's second companywide "Green Week" in April -- featuring 100 hours of green-themed content airing across 42 NBC Universal brands and 28 Web sites -- with two more already planned for November and April....
  • Vermont towns vote to arrest Bush and Cheney

    03/05/2008 9:28:11 AM PST · by Abathar · 53 replies · 155+ views
    Reuters via Yahoo! ^ | 03/05/08 | Andy Sullivan
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Voters in two Vermont towns on Tuesday approved a measure that would instruct police to arrest President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney for "crimes against our Constitution," local media reported. The nonbinding, symbolic measure, passed in Brattleboro and Marlboro in a state known for taking liberal positions on national issues, instructs town police to "extradite them to other authorities that may reasonably contend to prosecute them." Vermont, home to maple syrup and picture-postcard views, is known for its liberal politics. State lawmakers have passed nonbinding resolutions to end the war in Iraq and impeach...
  • Truthers and Anarchists Disrupt Live Geraldo Rivera Show!

    09/10/2007 8:14:50 AM PDT · by George - the Other · 14 replies · 1,137+ views
    Live leak ^ | Sep 9 2007 | jdischord
    Saturday night, Geraldo had his hands full as anarchists and 9/11 truthers attempted to disrupt the airing of Geraldo at Large
  • Iraqi Officials: Truck Bombings Killed At Least 500

    08/16/2007 6:07:40 AM PDT · by JCG · 38 replies · 893+ views
    BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) -- The death toll in the suicide bombings Tuesday in northern Iraq has risen to at least 500, local officials in Nineveh province said Wednesday. Iraqi Army and Mosul police sources earlier put the number at 260, but said it was likely to rise. 320 were reported wounded. The Tuesday truck bombs that targeted the villages of Qahtaniya, al-Jazeera and Tal Uzair, in northern Iraq near the border with Syria, were a "trademark al Qaeda event" designed to sway U.S. public opinion against the war, a U.S. general said Wednesday. The attacks, targeting Kurdish villages of the...
  • The fake "Jim Robinson" troll.

    07/24/2007 9:14:52 PM PDT · by Uriah_lost · 24 replies · 1,484+ views
    A troll has been spotted on a number of blogs and forums, going by the name of Jim Robinson....
  • Ron Paul for President -- Of the 'Wackos'?

    07/22/2007 3:22:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies · 1,066+ views
    Editor & Publisher ^ | July 20, 2007
    A feature piece in this coming Sunday's New York Times Magazine on Republican candidate for president, Rep. Ron Paul of Texas, portrays his followers as including a wild mix of "wackos" on both ends of the political spectrum. Paul, a libertarian, has been gaining media and public attention of late. The cover line reads: "A Genuine Radical for President." The headline inside: "The Antiwar, Anti-Abortion, Anti-Drug-Enforcement-Administration, Anti-medicare Candidacy of Dr. Ron Paul." The article closes with the author, Christopher Caldwell, attending a Ron Paul Meetup in Pasadena. The co-host, Connie Ruffley of United Republicans of California, admits she once was...
  • DeVore stands ground on (nuclear power) plants

    07/19/2007 1:05:26 PM PDT · by fifedom · 7 replies · 388+ views
    The Newport Beach and Costa Mesa Daily Pilot ^ | July 19, 2007 | Alicia Robinson
    An earthquake that hit Japan on Monday reportedly damaged a nuclear power plant, but it hasn't shaken Newport Beach Assemblyman Chuck DeVore's resolve to allow new sources of nuclear power in California. The incident has raised questions about whether nuclear plants should be located in areas that experience frequent earthquakes ... DeVore last week filed papers for a statewide ballot measure that would remove the ban on new nuclear facilities. ... That wouldn't happen under his initiative because it doesn't allow plants to be built in quake-prone areas, DeVore said. ... he said, according to an article from Bloomberg News...
  • GOP senator thwarts Rachel Carson tribute

    05/25/2007 4:11:48 PM PDT · by pjr12345 · 14 replies · 670+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | May 25, 2007 | Unknown
    A Democrat senator's resolution to honor the centennial of famed environmentalist and "Silent Spring" author Rachel Carson unexpectedly was blocked by Republican Sen. Tom Coburn, who blamed Carson for creating a climate of "hysteria and misinformation" that led to the banning of DDT and the deaths of millions. Carson, widely regarded as the inspiration for the modern environmentalist movement, warned in her 1962 book the pesticide DDT killed animals and threatened human health. She died in 1964, but her book led to a U.S. ban on the chemical in 1972 and subsequent bans worldwide.
  • Frightening Eco-Freak Quotes

    05/23/2007 8:56:56 PM PDT · by Schatze · 38 replies · 1,260+ views
    These were gathered by one of our local (Bay Area) talk-show hosts. These people are certifiable. "We already have too much economic growth in the United States. Economic growth in rich countries like ours is the disease, not the cure." Paul Elrich, Stanford University biologist and Advisor to Albert Gore "I think if we don't overthrow capitalism, we don't have a chance of saving the world ecologically. I think it is possible to have an ecological society under socialism. I don't think it's possible under capitalism." Judi Barri of Earth First! "Capitalism is a cancer in the biosphere." Dave Foreman,...
  • WBC wackos to defile Arlington National Cemetery on March 2nd!!! (fake church is at it again)

    02/28/2007 8:33:43 PM PST · by Thunder90 · 32 replies · 865+ views
    WBC is going to protest the funeral of Tech. Sgt. Scott E. Duffman at 9:15 PM on Friday March 2nd at Arlington National Cemetary. They are going to display their usual hateful signs and their anti-American antics. These creeps are attacking those who gave their lives defending us all, and their families who are suffering from the loss of a loved one.
  • Environmental Group Launches Anti-Coal Plant Ads

    02/11/2007 7:53:42 AM PST · by Froufrou · 61 replies · 930+ views
    Dallas Business Journal ^ | 02/07/07 | JS Jordan
    A TV advertisement opposing TXU Corp.'s plan to build 11 new coal plants in Texas begins airing Wednesday in the Waco market, and will air next week in Dallas. The ad campaign, titled "Profits and Pollution," are being paid for by Environmental Defense, a nonprofit environmental group that is suing the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality over the permit applications process. The ads are asking viewers to contact their state legislators and ask them to slow down TXU's fast-tracked coal plan. The fast-tracking plan could cut down the regulatory approval process for a new plant to six months. It previously...
  • Schumacher Furs To Close, Terrorists Win in Portland

    11/28/2006 7:49:47 PM PST · by DakotaRed · 13 replies · 795+ views
    Lew Waters
    Announced earlier today on the Lars Larsen Show, Schumacher Furs, after enduring protests from animal rights activists (read terrorists) for over a year, have announced they will close their store and move out of Portland, Oregon and Multnomah County. As all who have kept abreast of the terrorist tactics used against a legal business concern know, they have been unable to get any Police protection or assistance, at one point, even being told to "negotiate" with the animal rights terrorists. It hasn't been printed in the news yet, but is being discussed at the blog of the Victoria Taft Radio...
  • Hollywood takes on the oilmen

    10/20/2006 4:04:22 PM PDT · by MadIvan · 29 replies · 817+ views
    The Times ^ | October 21, 2006 | Catherine Philp
    Stars and politicians are battling big business in California's multi-million-dollar green crusadeIT IS a bitterly fought campaign that is pitting Hollywood against big oil; environmentalists against businessmen and millions of dollars against even more millions. As Americans prepare to vote in congressional elections, the most expensive campaign battle is taking place in California. But the nearly $110 million (Ł58 million) spent to date is not about a seat in Congress. It’s about oil. California has long been a pioneer state for environmental issues, so it was little surprise that it should come up with Proposition 87 — a tax on...

    09/29/2006 6:08:53 AM PDT · by tempe · 187 replies · 5,668+ views ^ | today | Matt Drudge
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