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  • Student Union Pushes to Ban Word "Idiot" in Order to Fight "Ableism"

    03/13/2015 2:24:11 PM PDT · by rightistight · 39 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 3/13/15 | Aurelius
    The University of Toronto Mississauga Students’ Union (UTMSU) is pushing to have people never use the word "idiot" because, according to them, it promotes "ableism." According to "," ableism "are the practices and dominant attitudes in society that devalue and limit the potential of persons with disabilities." UTMSU believes that the word "idiot," even if you are calling yourself that, promotes ableism. They feel so strongly that they are now putting up posters around campus to get the word out:
  • Scammed: Must read for Orly and Sheriff Joe supporters

    02/22/2014 3:24:08 PM PST · by westcoastwillieg · 19 replies e-book ^ | Jacques Evans
    A new action/adventure novel with a political twist, Scammed, will be free on the Kindle Store this weekend (Feb. 22, 23) only. If you don't have a Kindle, there's a free Kindle Reading App available from Amazon. Scammed is a novel about a former air force pilot, a retired marine and a disabled ex-army doctor who team up to uncover a scam artist—the current occupant of the White House. When the miscreant behind the greatest Ponzi scheme in history was exposed his name was plastered on the front page of every newspaper in the country and heard on television ad...
  • The Rootless Netroots

    06/25/2013 10:45:10 PM PDT · by huac · 6 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | June 25, 2013 | CJ Ciaramella
    “When I think about the polar bears, I cry,”…” Panelist Favianna Rodriguez, a new media artist, talked about her explorations into polyamory and kink…“I’ll close it out with this image I created of an awesome sex party I went to,” Rodriguez said, displaying one of her paintings.”…” “You suck!” a man in the audience shouted at House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.)….”..." Netroots also included several gender-neutral bathrooms and gave attendees tips on transgender etiquette..."
  • The United States of EPA

    11/28/2011 9:21:33 AM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 12 replies
    WALL STREET JOURNAL ^ | 11/28/11 | WSJ Editorials
    Here's one good way to consider the vote in 2012: It's about whether to re-electronics President Lisa Jackson the head of the Environmental Protection Agency, which these days runs most of the US. economy.
  • The Declaration of the Occupation of New York City-(Lib Whackjob Alert!)

    09/30/2011 11:55:44 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 13 replies · 1+ views
    TheTruthDenied ^ | 9-29-11 | Oracle
    There is a declaration from those at “Occupy Wall Street on Facebook” , of whom are stating a Call to Action. “As we gather together in solidarity to express a feeling of mass injustice, we must not lose sight of what brought us together. We write so that all people who feel wronged by the corporate forces of the world can know that we are your allies. As one people, formerly… divided by the color of our skin, gender, sexual orientation, religion, or lack thereof, political party and cultural background, we acknowledge the reality: that there is only one race,...
  • Rendell: 'Wackos' are taking over Republican Party

    09/09/2010 5:38:23 AM PDT · by Born Conservative · 45 replies
    Delco Times ^ | 9/8/2010
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pennsylvania's Democratic governor says that "wackos" are taking over the Republican Party in Congress. Gov. Ed Rendell made his observation Wednesday as he introduced Democratic National Committee Chairman Tim Kaine at an event in Philadelphia to rally Democrats for the November midterm elections. Rendell says the GOP "is a party that's slowly but surely being taken over by wackos" who are "obsessed" with President Barack Obama's American citizenship and believe the unemployed refuse to work.
  • Good laugh for today!!

    05/05/2010 2:24:06 PM PDT · by OL Hickory · 10 replies · 395+ views
    weasel zippers ^ | april 22 2010 | zip
    Perfect opportunity to post what I consider to be the hands-down, greatest video of all-time, ‘Hippies Crying Over Dead Trees”…***Already posted on FR but a great pick me up when your feeling down***
  • Burping Worms May Contribute to Climate Change

    03/04/2009 6:59:22 PM PST · by Gordon Greene · 43 replies · 907+ views ^ | Wednesday, March 04, 2009 | Andrea Thompson
    Aquatic animals that feed on lake and stream bottom sediments burp out small amounts of nitrous oxide, a potent greenhouse gas, a new study finds. While the biological emissions from these critters pales in comparison to the nitrous oxide emitted by fossil fuel burning, their contribution could increase as more and more nitrogen-rich fertilizer runs off into lakes, streams and seas, the authors of the study said. Nitrous oxide (N2O) is more commonly known to anyone who has sat in the dentist's chair as laughing gas. In the atmosphere it is a powerful greenhouse gas, packing about 310 times the...
  • Google steps up eco-activism, will help flood Capitol switchboard

    03/31/2008 3:05:08 PM PDT · by Crazieman · 36 replies · 608+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | March 31, 2008 | Carrie Sheffield
    A group of environmental activists has enlisted Google to help flood the congressional switchboard with one million phone calls on Earth Day urging lawmakers to enact eco-friendly measures. "We're really excited about this because Congress keeps saying they don't hear from the American public on climate change," said Kathleen Rogers, president of Earth Day Network, which bills itself as an eco-activism group connecting some 17,000 organizations in 174 countries. "The [presidential] candidates are not being asked about climate change. Climate change is the biggest threat to humanity that we've ever faced." Rogers said her group is finalizing talks with Internet...
  • Climb On Board The 'Ron Paul Revolution'

    09/16/2007 8:53:29 AM PDT · by NapkinUser · 335 replies · 4,287+ views
    TheDay ^ | 9/16/2007 | Marc Guttman
    When Americans evaluate today's political landscape, most feel something between impotence and disapproval. So, while citizens shake their heads or shrug at the mainstream media's “top tier” presidential candidates, it is extraordinary how many are becoming overjoyed about one lesser covered candidate. Tens-of-thousands have joined the appropriately named Ron Paul Revolution, joining groups, putting up signs, and crossing states to attend rallies. Congressman Ron Paul's genuine message and untarnished record of promoting individual liberty for everyone, a free-market economy of wealth and abundance, and a foreign policy of non-intervention, peace and free trade, has attracted vast support from diverse...
  • Environmental Protesters Arrested

    08/14/2007 7:52:02 AM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 14 replies · 502+ views ^ | 08/14/07 | wlos
    Energy activists chain themselves up inside an Asheville bank in protest of the company's energy policies. A group calling itself "The Climate Convergence" has been gathering in Transylvania County since last week. Monday they staged a protest in front of the Bank of America building on Patton Avenue. Police say 5 protesters chained themselves to fixtures inside the lobby of the bank, they were all arrested. Police worked to move activists off the street and they largely complied after a strong law enforcement presence showed up, including some K-9 officers. The activists say Bank of America has bad policies toward...
  • The Left is Going Insane, Part 9,756

    07/30/2007 9:29:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies · 1,964+ views
    Blogs for Bush ^ | July 30, 2007 | Mark Noonan
    Geesh! The highly trafficked "progressive" website DailyKos, which boasts contributors including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, is suggesting football star Pat Tillman was murdered in Afghanistan on orders from the White House. The theory behind the conspiracy? "It was well-known he (Tillman) was against the war in Iraq," explains the DailyKos diarist Dburn. The blog references an appearance by General Wesley Clark on MSNBC's "Keith Olbermann's Countdown" discussing the latest developments in the story of the athlete killed in Afghanistan, presumably by friendly fire from within his Army Ranger unit. "Wesley Clark was on and...
  • NYT: Ron Paul for President... of the 'Wackos'? [Birchers, Israel-Haters, etc.]

    07/20/2007 4:27:18 PM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 615 replies · 8,302+ views
    Editor and ^ | 07/20/07 | E&P Staff
    NEW YORK 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...
  • France: Rising CO2 levels 'put shellfish in danger'

    03/20/2007 8:54:20 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 10 replies · 364+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 3/21/2007 | Henry Samuel in Paris
    Oysters and mussels, two pearls of France's gastronomic heritage, are in danger of dying out because of rising greenhouse gas levels in seawater, say scientists. French and Dutch researchers found that rapidly rising concentrations of carbon dioxide in seawater is having potentially devastating effects on the lifecycles of both types of shellfish, slowing down their growth and weakening their shells, leaving them vulnerable to predators. This is the first time this effect has been shown on shellfish, the researchers say. The study, conducted by France's CNRS research centre with the Netherlands Institute of Ecology, shows that higher carbonic acid levels...
  • Al Gore's remission of sin (Must read!)

    03/08/2007 10:55:12 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies · 1,535+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | March 7, 2007 | Tony Blankley
    Some neuro-scientists see evidence that man is genetically hard-wired to be disposed to religious conviction. If this is so, it might explain why amongst even the French — the most secular culture on Earth — only 25 percent claim to be atheists, and a full 60 percent believe in a spiritual component to life. It might also explain why the environmental movement tends to veer toward a religious, rather than a scientific, sensibility. This oft-observed aspect to environmentalism in general, and global warmingism in particular, has been shrewdly analyzed in a new book, "The Future of Everything: The Science of...
  • Posh to be Cruise's alien bride

    12/19/2006 2:34:51 AM PST · by WestVirginiaRebel · 31 replies · 1,419+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | 12-18-06 | WestVirginiaRebel
    Ex-Spice Girl Victoria Beckham is reportedly set to star in Tom Cruise's nes Scientology film as an alien bride.Britain's Daily Star newspaper reports that the wife of football star David Beckham has apparently been lined up to play the alien bride in The Thetan-based on the religion, which believes in alien life forms.
  • Pro-people protests at propaganda by penguin

    12/03/2006 1:40:11 AM PST · by MadIvan · 30 replies · 1,048+ views
    The Sunday Telegraph ^ | December 3, 2006 | Philip Sherwell
    It should be the ideal family film for Christmas: the animated adventures of a colony of penguins singing and dancing on the ice floes of Antarctica.But just days ahead of its British release, Happy Feet is struggling to avoid an iceberg of its own, after Right-wing critics accused it of targeting youngsters with anti-mankind messages. Commentators in the United States, where the film opened last month, have labelled the plot – penguins struggling to survive man's wrecking of their ecosystem – as pro-green propaganda hidden in a children's adventure. Fox News presenter Neil Cavuto said: "What I found offensive is...
  • Cindy Sheehan rides again

    08/08/2006 10:31:29 AM PDT · by AmericanMade1776 · 19 replies · 1,020+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | August 8, 2006 | Boston Herald editorial staff
    This time last year we were all debating whether it was politically correct to criticize “peace mom” Cindy Sheehan. Well, after a year of global Bush-bashing - including a loving embrace of that other infamous Bush-hater, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez - Sheehan is back in Crawford, Texas. “My name is Cindy and Bush killed my son,” she told the Secret Service after marching back to the ranch on Sunday. Needless to say they didn’t exactly provide her with a personal escort up to the front door. As for the debate over whether Sheehan is fair game? Asked whether the president...
  • The Death of Three Nations

    06/18/2006 7:49:43 AM PDT · by hedgetrimmer · 92 replies · 2,681+ views
    The National Ledger ^ | Jun 15, 2006 | Alan Burkhart
    Based on the facts as I see them, the American people are about to get arguably the rudest awakening in the last one hundred years. The middle class will vanish, our social programs will fall into insolvency, and a select few people will make a hell of a lot of money at the expense of the rest of us. Imagine the arrogance necessary for one to believe he’s justified in wrecking three vibrant cultures – the US, Canada and Mexico – just to make his financial bottom line more attractive. Hitler, as twisted and evil as he was, sincerely believed...
  • Toilet Terrorism

    06/06/2006 8:18:37 AM PDT · by tomzz · 23 replies · 665+ views
    self ^ | 6/6/06 | self
    There are a number of issues with which a competent republican propagandist could beat the dems and libs to death in short order, and which we don't ever read about. The easily made case that Saddam Hussein was behind the anthrax attacks which followed 9-11 is one such. Another involves toilets. You can get a feel for this one by doing a google search on the two terms 'toilet' and 'smuggling'... One of the hits which turns up notes: Canadian Toilet Smuggling Ring Flushed Out The U.S. has beefed up their Canadian border patrol in midst of severe water shortage...
  • June 6 Focuses Attention on "666" Superstitions

    06/02/2006 4:09:08 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 137 replies · 5,141+ views
    SUNY-Buffalo ^ | 6-2-06 | Mary Cochrane
    "Let anyone with understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a person. Its number is six hundred sixty-six." (Revelation 13:16-18, New Revised Standard Version) BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The number 666 -- the "number of the beast," according to the Book of Revelation -- conjures devilish images for many, so forecasts of evil, even doom, are rampant regarding dates or places where the number occurs, including next Tuesday, June 6, or 6-6-06. Fears of 666, long believed to be the dreaded mark of Satan, are based on a "widespread misinterpretation" of the chapter in Revelation...
  • The Devil and Doyle Davidson (Texas Woman Who Cut Off Her Babies Arms)

    05/19/2006 7:02:15 PM PDT · by woofie · 48 replies · 2,840+ views
    Dallas Observer ^ | May 18, 2006 | Glenna Whitley
    Long article : Did a preacher's obsessions push Dena Schlosser over the edge? "Stop that!" Carolyn Thomas snapped. Her best friend Dena Schlosser was driving with her eyes closed, hissing like a snake. "SSSSSSssssss..." "Open your eyes and look at the road!" Thomas said. "Put your mind on Jesus." The weird behavior had started as soon as Schlosser and her three girls had gotten in the car with Thomas after an evening service at Water of Life church in Plano. Schlosser was chanting something under her breath--"I'm stupid, I'm evil..." Thomas had told her friend over and over: Talk to...
  • "Man Creates Engine That Consumes No Fuel;

    04/22/2006 2:09:18 AM PDT · by BlueSky194 · 130 replies · 8,896+ views
    The National Tattler ^ | 7/1/73 | Tom Valentine
    A California inventor has found a way to create limitless electric power without using up fuel --- potentially the greatest discovery in the history of mankind. Edwin Gray Sr., 48, has fashioned working devices that could: Power every auto, train, truck, boat and plane that moves in this land --- perpetually. Warm, cool and service every American home --- without erecting a single transmission line. Feed limitless energy into the nation's mighty industrial system --- forever. And do it all without creating a single iota of pollution. Already, the jovial, self-educated Gray is forcing scientists to uproot their most cherished...
  • Who's Afraid of Polygamy?

    03/31/2006 9:51:05 AM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 183 replies · 2,442+ views
    NY Times ^ | March 11, 2006 | John Tierney
    If gay marriage becomes legal, its opponents have been warning, the next step in America's moral deterioration will be legalized polygamy. These conservatives won't be happy with "Big Love," the HBO series starting tomorrow night.
  • Rushdie execution would have stopped insults: Hezbollah

    02/03/2006 1:24:50 PM PST · by bourbon · 79 replies · 1,429+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | 02/02/2006 | AFP
    BEIRUT (AFP) - The leader of the Lebanese fundamentalist Shiite movement Hezbollah claimed that if Muslims had executed British novelist Salman Rushdie others would not dare to insult Islam. Iran's revolutionary leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini issued a fatwa or religious edict in 1989 demanding Rushdie's execution over his best-selling novel the "Satanic Verses," deemed blasphemous and insulting to the Prophet Mohammed. "If there had been a Muslim to carry out Imam Khomeini's fatwa against the renegade Salman Rushdie, this rabble who insult our Prophet Mohammed in Denmark, Norway and France would not have dared to do so," Hezbollah chief Hassan...
  • S.F. PROTEST: Raucous Union Square rally [Anti-Bush & State of Union address]

    01/31/2006 11:07:38 PM PST · by TFFKAMM · 30 replies · 1,838+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 1/31/06 | Cicero A. Estrella
    Demonstrators gathered in San Francisco at Union Square on Tuesday to rally noisily against President Bush and his State of the Union address. Organizers estimated the crowd at about 4,000 people, many of whom beat makeshift drums, clanged pots and pans, blew whistles or just screamed as Bush's speech was broadcast live -- without sound -- on a giant video screen. The World Can't Wait, a national protest group calling for Bush to step down, organized the demonstration to urge the protesters to march in an anti-Bush rally in Washington, D.C., on Saturday. "Through this political action and this mobilization...
  • Experts Claim Official 9/11 Story is a Hoax (Super-Mega BARF Alert)

    01/30/2006 12:50:09 PM PST · by ChuckShick · 148 replies · 4,019+ views
    PR Web ^ | 1/30/06 | Unknown
    Mon Jan 30, 11:37 AM ET (PRWEB) - Duluth, MN (PRWEB) January 30, 2006 -- A group of distinguished experts and scholars, including Robert M. Bowman, James H. Fetzer, Wayne Madsen, John McMurtry, Morgan Reynolds, and Andreas von Buelow, have concluded that senior government officials have covered up crucial facts about what really happened on 9/11. They have joined with others in common cause as members of "Scholars for 9/11 Truth" (S9/11T), because they are convinced, based on their own research, that the administration has been deceiving the nation about critical events in New York and Washington, D.C. These experts...
  • Death in Canada could alter state's wolf debate-Apparent attack occurs as Wi packs proliferate

    12/23/2005 5:56:19 AM PST · by SJackson · 113 replies · 2,742+ views
    Journal Sentinel ^ | 12-23-05 | LEE BERGQUIST
    The grisly circumstances surrounding the death of a 22-year-old man in northern Saskatchewan are likely to influence the debate over wolf policy in Wisconsin. Wisconsin's Wolf Policy 425 to 455: Number of wolves estimated to be in Wisconsin during the 2004-'05 winter - up from 373 to 410 wolves for the previous winter On Nov. 8, student Kenton Joel Carnegie was walking alone near a remote camp owned by a mining exploration company when it is believed that he was killed by wolves. Though an investigation is continuing, some wolves in the area had been attracted to a garbage dump...
  • Ecoterror Suspect Commits Suicide in Jail

    12/22/2005 8:17:09 PM PST · by stocksthatgoup · 108 replies · 2,803+ views
    AP ^ | Dec 22, 7:33 PM EST | AP
    PHOENIX (AP) -- An Arizona bookstore owner charged in the firebombing of a government wildlife lab in Washington committed suicide in his jail cell Thursday, officials said. William C. Rodgers, 40, of Prescott, Ariz., suffocated after placing a plastic bag over his head while in a one-person cell in Flagstaff, the Coconino County medical examiner said. Rodgers was one of six people arrested earlier this month in connection with ecoterror attacks in Oregon and Washington in recent years. He was accused of setting fire to the Agriculture Department's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services facility in Olympia, Wash., in 1998....
  • Cruise keeps an eye on "fetus"

    11/25/2005 7:13:46 AM PST · by Qwertrew · 110 replies · 5,272+ views
    E! Online ^ | 11/23/2005 | Sarah Hall
    Tom Cruise has already claimed to know the history of psychiatry. Now he's working on getting acquainted with OB/GYN. The couch-jumping thesp has acquired a sonogram machine with which to personally track the progress of the fetus currently incased in his fiancee Katie Holmes' womb. Cruise revealed the purchase during an interview with Barbara Walters taped Oct. 30 for the veteran newswoman's upcoming special, Barbara Walters Presents: The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2005, scheduled to air Tuesday on ABC. "I bought a sonogram machine," Cruise told Walters. "I am going to donate it to a hospital when we are...
  • Names South Park TV Show Staff FACTNet Person(s) of the Year [for Scientology Episode]

    11/22/2005 8:29:27 AM PST · by EveningStar · 39 replies · 2,262+ views
    FACTNet ^ | November 20, 2005
    The recent South Park TV episode in which South Park educates the global community through humor on the dangers of the destructive, mind control cult Scientology has done a great service to societies and families everywhere their show airs around the world.
  • Stay at Holmes Mum (Katie Holmes Retires from Hollywood at Age 26)

    11/12/2005 11:45:40 AM PST · by gopwinsin04 · 70 replies · 2,168+ views
    The London Sun ^ | 11.12.05 | Victoria Newton
    Katie Holmes is quitting acting, to become a full time wife to Tom Cruise. The 'Batman Begins' beauty is one of Hollywoods most promising up and coming young stars. But at age 26 she wants to ditch her blossoming film career and devote herself to bringing up the baby they are expecting next year. A pal tells me 'Katie has decided to give up acting altogether. She's been telling friends that she and Tom have decided it is best that she stays at home and brings up their new baby.' 'Her decision is raising a lot of eyebrows in Hollywood....
  • Greenpeace Fined For Reef Damage

    10/31/2005 8:19:03 PM PST · by WestVirginiaRebel · 54 replies · 1,177+ views
    CRIonline ^ | 11-01-05 | WestVirginiaRebel
    Greenpeace is to be fined after its flagship Rainbow Warrior II damaged a coral reef in the central Philippines during a climate awareness campaign, marine park rangers said.
  • "Responsible" Doctor to Congress: Kill The Scientists [i.e. ok to murder animal researchers]

    10/27/2005 12:20:20 PM PDT · by Constitutionalist Conservative · 18 replies · 913+ views
    In yesterday's hearing before the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, former Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) spokes-doctor Jerry Vlasak waxed not-so-eloquent about the role that animal researchers should play in the search for AIDS and cancer cures. Speaking of scientists whose work requires the use of lab rats, Vlasak insisted that if they "won't stop when told to stop, one option would be to stop them using any means necessary." Asked by Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) if he endorsed the use of deadly force, Vlasak insisted that murder "would be a morally justifiable solution." [click here...
  • Report says global warming could spark conflict

    09/22/2005 10:59:58 AM PDT · by JewishRighter · 11 replies · 460+ views
    Reuters ^ | 9/22/05
    Thu Sep 22, 3:59 AM ET CANBERRA (Reuters) - Rising world temperatures could cause a significant increase in disease across Asia and Pacific Island nations, leading to conflict and leaving hundreds of millions of people displaced, a new report said on Thursday. Global warming by the year 2100 could also lead to more droughts, floods and typhoons, and increase the incidence of malaria, dengue fever and cholera, the report into the health impact of rising temperatures found.
  • Animal activists PETA raise corporate America's ire

    07/12/2005 8:23:20 PM PDT · by hispanarepublicana · 49 replies · 1,513+ views
    Reuters ^ | 7/12/05 | Carey Gillam
    NORFOLK, Va.,, July 12 (Reuters) - With a cat snoozing on her desk and clad in a rumpled "Love Animals" T-shirt, Ingrid Newkirk hardly looks like a woman who could make corporate titans tremble. As the founder and the passionate force behind People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, Newkirk says her organization is made up simply of "kind people" who want only to end animal abuse and exploitation. But try telling that to the corporate retail and food giants who have seen -- and felt -- PETA's claws. Using tactics that sometime make even avid animal lovers squirm, and...
  • UK docs say ban long kitchen knives (folks, I am not making this up)

    05/27/2005 3:50:28 PM PDT · by Jacob Kell · 25 replies · 783+ views ^ | May 27, 2005 |
    It's time to ban long kitchen knives because they serve no good purpose except as weapons, write doctors in the British Medical Journal. The doctors, as part of their research into ways to reduce violence, say they consulted with leading chefs who said long knives were not needed for cooking.
  • Ecoterrorist Will Spend Seven Years in Federal Prison - (he should have gotten 30 years)

    05/05/2005 7:21:24 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 22 replies · 825+ views
    A federal judge ruled on April 18 that 24-year-old William Jensen Cottrell should serve more than seven years in federal prison and pay more than $3.5 million in restitution for an August 2003 firebombing spree that damaged or destroyed some 125 sport utility vehicles at dealerships and homes outside Los Angeles. Cottrell will be required to serve at least 85 percent of the eight-year, four-month sentence handed down by U.S. District Judge R. Gary Klausner. Cottrell was convicted in November 2004 of seven counts of arson and one of conspiracy. He was acquitted of the most serious charge, using a...
  • Peace Activist Faces Trial After Crossing The Line Of Civility (Punching For Peace)

    04/25/2005 10:18:11 AM PDT · by MisterRepublican · 28 replies · 1,639+ views
    The Columbia Daily Tribune ^ | April 24, 2005 | Tony Messenger
    Rita Preckshot went to a peace rally, and a fight broke out. It started out as a typical Wednesday for Preckshot, a 49-year-old who stands about 5-foot-2 and has hearing aids in both ears. She was standing on her normal spot on Providence Road, holding her signs in support of American soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan. For nearly four years now, this has been Preckshot’s life from about 4:15 to about 5:45 in the afternoon once a week. She started her solo troop-support effort to counteract the peace protesters who stand a couple of blocks away at the intersection of...
  • KFC Manager Douses Animal Activists (PETA Not Welcome At Brownsville, Texas KFC)

    04/14/2005 10:02:47 AM PDT · by MisterRepublican · 32 replies · 1,277+ views ^ | April 14, 2005 | AP
    BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) - A trio of protesters with People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals didn't find the welcome mat out when they stopped at a KFC in Brownsville on Wednesday. The sprinkler system was on for them, though. John Olivo, the manager of the fast-food chicken restaurant, turned the system on full blast to soak the curbside protesters. And a man who eats beef followed them around with his stepchildren and a microphone. The PETA protesters, including one in a chicken suit, are participating in PETA's campaign to get KFC to pressure slaughter houses to use more humane...
  • Save Muggle Forests (Environmental Whacko Alert)

    03/24/2005 1:26:13 AM PST · by peyton randolph · 11 replies · 319+ views
    Greenpeace ^ | Greenpeace
    Save Muggle Forests Forests are magical places, as Harry Potter followers are well aware. That's why thousands of fans are calling on Harry Potter publishers to print those enchanting tales of wizardry on paper that doesn't destroy endangered Muggle forests. In response, Bloomsbury, the Harry Potter publisher in the U.K., has just agreed to print Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince using 30 percent ancient forest-friendly paper. Please help us persuade J.K. Rowling's U.S. publisher, Scholastic, to top that. In 2003, Raincoast Books, the Canadian co-publisher of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, printed its Canadian edition...
  • Climate of panic

    02/08/2005 2:05:50 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 13 replies · 567+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 9th February 2005 | Andrew Bolt
    Hotter, colder, wetter, drier. It's all the same to green scaremongers who use any change in the weather to push their dubious agenda. MAN-MADE global warming is a theory believed so religiously that even snow in February can't kill it. Melbourne last week had its coldest February day on record, and its wettest day, which should surprise those still naive enough to believe our green gurus. After all, it was only last August that Environment Victoria warned global warming would make us not cold and damp, but fried and dried. "Victoria – like the rest of the world – should...
  • Judge denies logging halt of fire-killed trees

    01/26/2005 6:14:21 PM PST · by SmithL · 23 replies · 601+ views
    AP ^ | 1/26 | JEFF BARNARD
    GRANTS PASS, Ore. -- A federal judge has denied a request to halt logging within the 2002 Biscuit fire brought by environmentalists who claimed the U.S. Forest Service failed to protect hundreds of dead trees that should have been left standing for salmon habitat. Deferring to the scientific expertise of the Forest Service on what trees should be left standing to protect streams, U.S. District Judge Michael Hogan in Eugene ruled that claims brought by the Forest Service Employees for Environmental Ethics were not serious, and they were unlikely to win in a trial.
  • Touring The Al Gore Presidential Library & Museum

    01/13/2005 2:45:18 AM PST · by jslade · 23 replies · 1,262+ views
    American Spectator ^ | Jan. 13, 2005 | Leonard Albin
    Special Report Touring the Al Gore Presidential Library and Museum By Leonard Albin Published 1/13/2005 12:08:26 AM Almost obscured by the climbing pink orchids and dense sub-tropical foliage in Boca Raton, Florida, a one-story, somber post-modern building of concrete and glass rises from the landscape. Though locals just refer to it affectionately as "that ugly damn place," the newly completed Al Gore Presidential Library and Museum is an important cultural site that should be part of everyone's Florida vacation -- even during the off-season. Just off I-95 in Palm Beach County, and convenient to the Pompano Beach Motel 6, this...
  • Environmentalism Defined

    01/01/2005 2:58:50 PM PST · by LowInMo · 5 replies · 237+ views
    Rainforests are disappearing at a frightening rate, the students were taught, so they raised $523 for an activist group’s “protect an acre” program. At the behest of their teacher and the group, they trekked into Manhattan to ask a major bank to “stop lending money to projects that destroy endangered forests and cause global warming.” Indoctrination and manipulation are deplorable enough when high school or college students are involved. But these were second graders, and the close cooperation between their teacher and radical environmentalists underscores a widening problem. People want to live in a clean, civil and safe world, activists...
  • Solstice/Doesn't it seem darker this year?

    12/23/2004 3:14:29 PM PST · by jdege · 32 replies · 890+ views
    Minneapolis Star-Tribune ^ | December 21, 2004 | Minneapolis Star Tribune
    Editorial: Solstice/Doesn't it seem darker this year? December 21, 2004 [...] As in every year, the late-December sun has been setting a little after 4:30. But the darkness that follows has seemed somehow darker -- deeper than usual, or denser -- as it swallows streaming taillights and enforces the boundaries of streetlamp pools. [...] [...] No matter which presidential candidate you favored, that campaign was like six months of rotten weather -- and the result, having only perpetuated our national divisions, brought little relief. [...] And no matter what side you take on any of these questions, really, you can't...
  • Eskimo Filing Against US Just Tip of Legal Iceberg

    12/19/2004 4:00:21 PM PST · by MissouriConservative · 48 replies · 1,077+ views
    CNSNews ^ | December 17 | Marc Morano
    The plan by the Inuit people of the Arctic to seek a ruling from the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights against the United States "for causing global warming and its devastating impacts" is just the tip of the iceberg of planned legal action by a host of different environmental organizations and state attorneys general. A number of legal filings and complaints are being readied as green groups turn to the courts to seek redress against countries -- chiefly the U.S. -- and companies that environmental activists believe are causing catastrophic global warming. Environmental groups ranging from Greenpeace to EarthJustice held...
  • Was Our Lady of Guadalupe Wrong?

    12/15/2004 10:54:42 PM PST · by AskStPhilomena · 34 replies · 1,160+ views
    Christ or Chaos ^ | December 15,2004 | Thomas Droleskey
    This past Sunday, Gaudete Sunday, was also the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, who is the Patroness of the Americas and of the unborn. As we approach the days of the "O" antiphons, it is very appropriate to reflect on the relevance of Our Lady's apparition to Saint Juan Diego to the Americas today. Our Lady appeared to Saint Juan Diego as he was on his way to an offering of Holy Mass. The only Mass offered in the Latin Rite of the Catholic Church at that time was the Immemorial Mass of Tradition. Our Lady asked Juan Diego...
  • Group takes aim at full state ban on hunting

    12/08/2004 9:02:24 PM PST · by Calpernia · 27 replies · 699+ views ^ | December 08, 2004 | Terrence Dopp
    Buoyed by the defeat of a planned black bear hunt this year, one animal rights group has announced it has a statewide hunting ban in its sights. The newly formed Animal Protection Political Action Committee hopes to craft a network of more than 50,000 voters to oppose pro-hunting legislation and candidates. It's creation comes less than one week after the state Supreme Court halted the six-day bruin season, ruling Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bradley Campbell had the authority to stop it. "The (National Rifle Association) and all these other groups pull together all of these people who are 100...
  • Man Arrested for Assault Against Harris

    10/27/2004 8:25:45 AM PDT · by pickemuphere · 91 replies · 3,137+ views Newswire ^ | 10/27/04 | TBO Newswire
    SARASOTA - A 46-year-old man has been arrested in connection with an aggravated assault incident against U.S. Rep. Katherine Harris (R-Sarasota). The incident happened when Harris and several supporters were campaigning on the northwest corner of the intersection at Fruitville Road and North Washington Boulevard Tuesday evening, according to Sarasota police. A vehicle headed toward them and swerved at the last moment and drove off. The police got a good description of the car and the suspect was brought in for questioning before being arrested. Barry M. Seltzer of Sarasota was arrested and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly...