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  • Bay Area first: Wood-burning heating devices to be banned in new homes

    10/21/2015 10:05:25 PM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 44 replies
    Contra Costa Times ^ | 10/21/2015 | Denis Cuff
    SAN FRANCISCO -- Wood-burning heaters -- including modern pollution-fighting wood stoves -- will not be permitted in new homes built in the Bay Area starting next fall, as part of a first-in-the-nation ban approved by air quality regulators Wednesday. The new rules, approved unanimously by the Bay Area Air Quality Management District, will also require every seller of an existing home with a wood-burning fireplace to give buyers a disclosure statement warning of the health risks of wood smoke. Even wood stoves certified by the federal Environmental Protection Agency as low emission would not be allowed in new homes whose...
  • Norway Company Turns Pine Trees Into Hotdogs

    09/05/2015 11:34:00 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 64 replies
    The Local ^ | 01 Sep 2015
    A Norwegian biorefinery company has started turning waste wood fibre into a cream-like fat substitute which it claims can be used to make ice cream, mayonnaise and even hot dogs. Borregaard has already opened a plant in Wisconsin, USA, producing the revolutionary new substance, which it calls Sense-Fi,and plans to open a second factory in Sarpsborg, Norway, in 2016. "We are rolling it out primarily in the US, where it has been approved. Sales are just about underway, and there is a lot of focus on fighting obesity," says business director Harald Rřnneberg Borregaard to Norway's Dagbladet newspaper. Researchers at...
  • ‘Switch to that unicorn power’: Obama to announce major escalation of ‘war on energy’

    08/02/2015 10:01:12 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 39 replies
    Twitchy.com ^ | 08/02/2015 | Twitchy Staff
    Hope you like increasing prices, everyone! #ForTheMiddleClass https://twitter.com/WSJPolitics/status/627796768328183808 … It’s not like Americans weren’t warned. All in the name of fighting “climate change,” of course. Has that ever really been a barrier for this administration?
  • Replacing Fossil Fuels: Energy Evolution Has Happened Before

    07/25/2015 8:42:31 AM PDT · by ckilmer · 60 replies
    fool.com ^ | Travis Hoium
    Replacing Fossil Fuels: Energy Evolution Has Happened Before If renewable energy replaces fossil fuels as our main source of energy it won't be the first time a fuel source was rapidly replaced. On the surface, energy seems like a pretty stagnant industry these days. Oil has dominated transportation for most of the last century while natural gas and coal provide a vast majority of the electricity we consume. That's not all that different than the way things were at the turn of the 20th century.But if you look at the overall energy mix over more than two centuries there's a...
  • Wood Pellet Power: A Climate Threat?

    05/18/2015 1:57:48 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 34 replies
    forbes ^ | 5-18-2015 | Tom Zeller Jr.
    From the report: [The modeling shows that it will take approximately 55 years for forest regrowth to recapture enough carbon from the atmosphere to reduce the plant’s cumulative emissions below those of coal. At levels greater than 40 percent, pellets emit more carbon than coal for most of this period. In addition, as the percentage of whole trees increases above 70 percent (not shown in the figures), the level of carbon emissions continues to increase. When whole trees make up 20 percent of the wood in pellets, emissions are slightly higher than natural gas and slightly lower than coal for...
  • Likud likens V15 activity to past corruption allegations against Herzog

    02/02/2015 6:10:26 PM PST · by SJackson · 5 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 2-2-15 | Lahav Harkov
    Herzog exercised his right to remain silent during the investigation, which was closed because there was not enough evidence to press charges. A public campaign to change the political leadership is the Left’s corrupt attempt to buy an election victory, a Likud campaign said Saturday. The comments referred to V15, an organization dedicated to bringing political change that is partnered with OneVoice Israel, which works with Israelis and Palestinians to lobby their political leadership to bring about a two-state solution. The Likud said V15’s activities break campaign finance laws, comparing them to the “Barak nonprofits affair,” in which former prime...
  • EPA rules on residential wood heaters fuel outcry in Minnesota, Wisconsin

    03/09/2015 6:47:48 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 82 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 3-7-15 | David Lieb
    Smoke wafting from wood fires has long provided a familiar winter smell in many parts of the country -- and, in some cases, a foggy haze that has filled people's lungs with fine particles that can cause coughing and wheezing. Citing health concerns, the Environmental Protection Agency now is pressing ahead with regulations to significantly limit the pollution from newly manufactured residential wood heaters. But some of the states with the most wood smoke -- including Minnesota and Wisconsin -- are refusing to go along, claiming that the EPA's new rules could leave low-income residents in the cold. Missouri and...
  • The EPA Is Getting Ready To Regulate Americans’ Wood Stoves Forcing Them To Buy New Ones

    02/07/2015 6:36:42 AM PST · by xzins · 148 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | 06 | Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
    When my husband and I move to a new area, we specifically look for a home with a wood burning stove. It’s cheaper and if the power grid goes down, we have a way to survive it. Yep, we’re preppers. These regulations are meant to do away with wood stoves and force people to get their heat from gas or electric, paid for at exorbitant rates from utility providers. In some areas, even with gas or electric, the only way to truly keep a home warm is with a wood or pellet stove. This is more of the EPA’s fascist...
  • The Most Economically-Correlated Commodity Is Flashing Red (Lumber)

    01/22/2015 5:58:17 AM PST · by blam · 29 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 1-22-1015 | Tyler Durden
    Tyler Durden 01/21/2015 While Crude Oil and Dr. Copper are often cited as economic indicators, as @Not_Jim_Cramer notes, in fact Lumber prices are the most correlated with ISM and GDP of all industrial commodities. That is a problem. Lumber prices are tumbling and are breaking the 6-year up-trend that has 'proved' the recovery. With no CCFD manipulation and less financialization than crude, perhaps Lumber is the real canary in the economic collapse coalmine... Lumber is the most correlated to ISM and GDP of all the industrial commodities... and that is not good for the US economy...
  • David Wood and Osama Abdallah debate: Is the Islamic State Islamic? (video)

    01/01/2015 2:00:57 PM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies
    jihad watch ^ | 1/1/15 | Robert Spencer
    The answer would be obvious were it not for the denial and obfuscation of Western political and religious (Muslim and non-Muslim) leaders. In this intriguing debate, Osama Abdallah spreads more of that fog, but David Wood clears it away.
  • FDA Bans Wood from Cheese-Making; Industry Decries 'Devastating Development'

    06/11/2014 6:07:56 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 96 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | June 10, 2014 | Barbara Boland
    The Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced Friday that it will not allow cheese makers use wooden boards to age their cheese - a ruling that would effectively wipe out artisanal cheeses.The FDA's ruling came to light after several cheese makers in New York were cited - despite state laws that allow the use of wood boards."Reports showed that the porous structure of wood made it susceptible to the colonization of bacteria on the surface and inside the wood," Monica Metz, the branch chief for the FDA's Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition's Dairy and Egg Branch, wrote...
  • For the first time a 'Palestinian Nakba' event is disrupted (at St Johns Wood church)

    05/26/2014 3:31:21 PM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 5/26/14 | Carl in Jeruslaem
    Here's the video maker's description: I went along to this nakba event with two signs. 'Palestinian christians are persecuted by palestinian muslims how can this church support this?' The other saying 'If you dont believe me ask Christy Anastas' (A palestinian christian who is pro Israel and exposes the PA and Hamas. Those two girls confronting me. Imagine how they would be treated dressed like that under hamas control? Or being harassed by men who go unpunished in the PA?! Yet they want to blame Israel, where Palestinians in Jerusalem have applied for Israeli citizenship I wonder why?! Let's go...
  • De Blasio wants to ban new wood fireplaces

    04/26/2014 7:53:32 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 63 replies
    nypost.com ^ | april 23, 2014 | beth defalco
    Mayor Bill de Blasio celebrated Earth Day on Tuesday by proposing more regulations — including a ban on new wood-burning fireplaces. The mayor made the proposal, along with those for other sweeping regulations that he said would update emission standards and help curb air pollution. Instead of wood-burning fireplaces, de Blasio wants to allow only cleaner-burning units, such as those that use natural gas. Residents who already have wood-burning fireplaces would be allowed to keep them, but would be required to use only firewood that has 20 percent moisture or less, according to the Department of Environmental Protection. Officials said...
  • Brooksville woman stabs cell phone, deputies say

    04/08/2014 6:49:18 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 2 replies
    BROOKSVILLE – Jennifer E. Wood, 33, was arrested on aggravated assault charges after authorities accused her of threatening her boyfriend with a knife and stabbing a cellphone. on Thursday night, Hernando County sheriff’s officials said. According to the boyfriend, deputies said, Wood was angry that other women were sending him text messages. During an argument at their High Corner Road home, she grabbed a knife and began stabbing his phone, sheriff’s officials said.
  • Increase in wood as main source of household heating most notable in the Northeast

    03/18/2014 5:25:45 AM PDT · by thackney · 107 replies
    Energy Information Administration ^ | 3/17/2014 | Energy Information Administration
    Wood as a main heating source in homes has gained popularity in many areas of the country in recent years, but the increase is most notable in the Northeast. All nine states in the New England and the Middle Atlantic Census divisions saw at least a 50% jump from 2005 to 2012 in the number of households that rely on wood as the main heating source. As the use of fuel oil and kerosene in this region has declined in recent years, many households have turned to lower-cost alternatives, including wood. In total, about 2.5 million households (2.1%) across the...
  • Heating pellets prove to be in short supply in NH

    02/27/2014 2:04:18 PM PST · by nhwingut · 31 replies
    Union Leader ^ | 02/25/2014 | DAVE SOLOMON
    Carol Newby's search for bags of wood pellets to fuel the family pellet stove took her on a tour of Southern New Hampshire last week, with little success. "We usually get them at the local Agway," she said, "but they were in short supply and what they had was committed to customers who'd made pre-buys." She was able to get a few bags at the Lowe's in Epping, but when she went back, they were out. After coming up empty at tractor supply stores in Epping and Hooksett, she tried a nearby Home Depot, which also had no pellets to...
  • What Gibson Guitars Did with the Wood the Government Returned

    02/02/2014 1:02:51 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 60 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 2-2-2014 | Victor Keith
    In 2011, the Department of Justice conducted raids on the Tennessee facilities of the famed Gibson Guitar company and confiscated large quantities of tonewood that had been imported from India and Madagascar. The action included armed SWAT teams, with automatic weapons, who apparently feared being garroted with a guitar string by an enraged Gibson employee. These raids were conducted due to the Lacey Act, which bans the importing of certain woods. The issue at hand was not that the wood was endangered or illegally harvested, but that it was not of the proper thickness that would have meant that some...
  • We've been splitting wood all wrong

    02/01/2014 4:03:16 PM PST · by Kartographer · 101 replies
    The basic shape and design of the axe hasn't changed in, well, millennia, as attested to by archaeological discoveries from around the world. At least, that was true until an enterprising Finn decided to rethink the way we chop wood.
  • EPA proposes restrictions for new wood stoves

    01/07/2014 8:22:53 AM PST · by upchuck · 34 replies
    Fox/AP ^ | Jan 7, 2014
    The federal Environmental Protection Agency has proposed new standards for wood stoves that would reduce the maximum amount of fine particulate emissions allowed for new stoves sold in 2015 and 2019... The EPA currently certifies non-catalytic wood stoves if they produce less than 7.5 grams of fine particulate per hour... The proposed EPA regulations would reduce that to 4.5 grams per hour for stoves manufactured after the regulations go into place next year... The EPA will take public comment on the proposed changes for 90 days.
  • Feds announce plans for stricter wood stove regulations (EPA again)

    01/07/2014 8:04:38 AM PST · by CedarDave · 113 replies
    Fairbanks Daily News-Miner ^ | January 5, 2014 | Matt Buxton
    The EPA's much-anticipated wood stove regulations are proposed to go into effect throughout the country in 2015, requiring newly manufactured stoves to cut maximum emissions by more than a third. Those standards would tighten dramatically in 2019 [80 percent in five years]. Wood stoves that already are installed or are for sale are not affected by the regulations, a Friday press release from the EPA stated. Only a handful of the stoves on the EPA's certified stove list would meet those standards in 2019. However, the EPA focused primarily on the savings to health costs and money spent on wood...
  • Another Republican-Supporting Business Raided: Suspicion of Using Mongolian Wood

    09/28/2013 2:41:48 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 73 replies
    Thursday, Federal agents raided Lumber Liquidators. Lumber Liquidators advertises heavily on The Rush Limbaugh Show and even put in the flooring for one of Rush’s studios. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports: "Agents from the Department of Homeland Security’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Department of Justice executed the search warrant at the company’s headquarters and plant near Williamsburg, said Brandon Montgomery, a spokesman for the Department of Homeland Security." The reason for the raid? Suspicion of using Mongolian Wood. Mongolian wood, apparently, is an imminent threat to Homeland Security.
  • Marines and strangers rush to aid of victimized veteran

    01/23/2013 3:37:53 AM PST · by humblegunner · 37 replies
    ABC13.com ^ | Tuesday, January 22, 2013 | Miya Shay
    HOUSTON (KTRK) -- There's a good news update on a home ransacked and spray painted by a pair of teen burglars in northwest Houston. While the burglars are now in custody, community members and Marines stepped in to help the homeowner -- a 93-year-old World War II veteran. The Marines quickly marched into the defaced home of WWII veteran Elbert Wood, eager to help. "It's important that he knows we're here for him and that we're always his brothers," Major Roberto Rodriguez said. The presence of these local Marines is just one example of the outpouring of support for Wood...
  • The Smoking Gun of the Benghazi Cover-up

    11/02/2012 12:18:14 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 40 replies
    Townhall ^ | November 2, 2012 | Pat Buchanan
    November 2, 2012 The Smoking Gun of the Benghazi Cover-up By Pat Buchanan 11/2/2012   On June 6 of this year, a bomb planted at the U.S. compound in Benghazi ripped a 12-foot-wide hole in the outer wall. On June 11, the British ambassador's motorcade was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade, wounding a medic and doctor. The next day, the ambassador was gone and the British Benghazi post was closed. At the same time, the Red Cross, after a second attack, shut down and fled the city. "When that occurred," says Lt. Col. Andrew Wood, who headed the military...
  • First-offense wood burners: Go to smoke class (Calif Prog Re-education)

    10/27/2012 12:57:53 PM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 57 replies
    Contra Costa Times ^ | 10/25/12 | Denis Cuff
    Light a fire on a bad air day and you may be going to smoke school -- or pay a $100 fine if you refuse. The Bay Area's air pollution district is getting tougher this year on scofflaws, violators of its four-year-old rule banning home or business owners from burning wood fires in chimneys and stoves during Spare the Air alerts. First-time violators used to get off with a written warning, but they won't anymore. Effective Nov. 1, when the cold weather Spare the Air season begins, first-time offenders will be required to take a class online or read written...
  • High Fuel Costs Spark Increased Use of Wood for Home Heating

    10/24/2012 8:17:58 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 78 replies
    National Geographic News ^ | Published October 22, 2012 | Brian Handwerk
    Many Americans are bracing for high heating bills this year, but the frosty New England winter won't put a chill on Erik Fey and Kathleen Rutty-Fey's energy budget. The Feys are one of many families reducing their costly household oil or gas dependence by turning to a traditional fuel with new-found popularity: wood. The Feys first used a wood stove to supplement heat in their New Hampshire home, then migrated to sustainable wood pellets and have never looked back. "I was hooked immediately: no more wood piles, or chopping wood; no more wood critters crawling around inside, or wood debris...
  • Lamb to the slaughter

    10/10/2012 9:56:15 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 27 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | Wednesday, October 10, 2012 - 3:59 PM | Josh Rogin
    In an often heated congressional hearing Wednesday, lawmakers and witnesses alike pointed to State Department official Charlene Lamb as the person most directly responsible for rejecting multiple requests for increased security at the U.S. diplomatic missions in Libya prior to the Sept. 11 attack. House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) excoriated the State Department for rejecting requests from the U.S. Embassy in Libya for an extension of temporary security forces that were withdrawn in the months prior to the attack that killed Amb. Chris Stevens and three other Americans. In a dramatic moment at the hearing, Issa released unclassified...
  • CBS News Sharyl Attkisson interviews Lt. Col. Andrew Wood (pre-attack drawdown of Libyan security)

    10/09/2012 10:39:57 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 7 replies
    youtube.com ^ | 10/9/2012 | Sharyl Attkisson
  • Murdered ambassador sent cable warning of threats on day of Benghazi attack

    10/08/2012 7:02:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/08/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    A number of media sources have fresh looks at the Obama administration's handling of security in the weeks before the terrorist attack on our consulate in Benghazi drove us out of eastern Libya and killed four Americans, including US Ambassador J. Christopher Stephens. First, Fox News reported yesterday that the State Department decided to stick to its schedule of rotating out a 16-man Special Ops team assigned to diplomatic security in Benghazi, just weeks before the attack in August. They were joined in their exit by a six-man security team from the State Department itself:CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO...
  • Wood County (OH): the ultimate swing county (info on absentees)

    10/02/2012 9:08:41 PM PDT · by Ravi · 10 replies
    spreadsheet/MW ^ | 10/2/12 | me/schroeder
  • Lawmaker's gun room explosion likely 'spontaneous combustion' (ID)

    10/02/2012 12:11:48 PM PDT · by marktwain · 26 replies
    ktvb.com ^ | 1 October, 2012 | Andrea lutz
    BURLEY, Idaho -- Fire officials believe it was spontaneous combustion that made a gun room explode at the home of an Idaho state lawmaker last weekend. The blast sent Representative Fred Wood's wife to a burn center in Salt Lake City on Saturday night. Burley Fire Chief Keith Martin believes a gun room below Fred and Amy Wood's house exploded after rags with gun cleaning chemicals on them sat in a garbage bin and slowly produced enough heat to ignite on fire. “He cleaned his guns, and we are thinking maybe the cleaning solvent and the rags that he used...
  • Biden: 'Cheerleaders in college are the best athletes' (Possibly NSFW)

    09/22/2012 5:29:24 AM PDT · by SeminoleCounty · 21 replies
    Politico ^ | Septembee 21, 2012 | Donovan Slack
    Vice President Joe Biden on Friday made an unannounced stop at Newport High School Friday in New Hampshire. From the pool report: He walked down a pathway with a coach in Newport orange and reached about 100 students in their sports uniforms waiting for him in a semi-circle. He cradled a football under his arm as he spoke. He began by asking which teams were represented – football, soccer, lacrosse and cross-country. Any others? He asked.“Cheerleaders,’’ a group of girls shouted.
  • Feds threaten to disrupt summer concerts

    05/18/2012 1:13:56 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 36 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 5/18/12 | Paul Bedard
    Lawmakers are scrambling to save the summer concert season from federal agents poised to seize the instruments of rock and country stars because the wood used to make them may have been illegally harvested--and without their knowledge. “I don’t want the musicians from Nashville who are flying to Canada to perform this summer to worry about the government seizing their guitars,” said Tennessee Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander. Alexander, whose state is home to famed Gibson Guitars used by bands and stars like Van Halen, the Allman Brothers, Sheryl Crow, Ted Nugent and Paul McCartney, said Friday that he and Oregon...
  • Call of the wild: Amazing reaction of wolves who come running when woman who befriended them in wood

    03/29/2012 3:12:16 PM PDT · by Nachum · 53 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3/29/12 | Anthony Bond
    They are related to the domestic dog, which many of us live with side-by-side each day. But despite their friendly relations, wolves are not known for getting on quite so well with humans. Often living in the wilderness, they are fearsome predators which can bring down animals twice their size. But as these incredible images show, they clearly have a softer side. When a woman - known only as Anita - returned to the pack of wolves which she had socialised with for two years they reacted with sheer delight. As she sat in the snow, the four wolves raced...
  • Divers Retrieve Prehistoric Wood from Lake Huron

    12/15/2011 9:38:43 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 23 replies
    Science News ^ | December 12, 2011 | adapted from Diane Swanbrow, U of M
    Under the cold clear waters of Lake Huron, University of Michigan researchers have found a five-and-a-half foot-long, pole-shaped piece of wood that is 8,900 years old. The wood, which is tapered and beveled on one side in a way that looks deliberate, may provide important clues to a mysterious period in North American prehistory. "This was the stage when humans gradually shifted from hunting large mammals like mastodon and caribou to fishing, gathering and agriculture," said anthropologist John O'Shea. "But because most of the places in this area that prehistoric people lived are now under water, we don't have good...
  • Captain: Wagner responsible for Natalie Wood death

    11/18/2011 10:09:39 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 57 replies · 1+ views
    AP ^ | November 18, 2011 | ANTHONY McCARTNEY
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A yacht captain said on national TV Friday that he lied to investigators about Natalie Wood's mysterious death 30 years ago and blames the actress' husband at the time, Robert Wagner, for her drowning in the ocean off Southern California. The circumstances of her death remain one of Hollywood's enduring mysteries and continue to create renewed intrigue, with homicide detectives on Thursday unexpectedly re-opening the case that had long been classified as a tragic accident.
  • The Government and the Guitar Man

    11/13/2011 1:15:54 PM PST · by IbJensen · 19 replies · 1+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 11/12/2011 | Nancy deWolf Smith
    On Aug. 24, federal agents descended on three factories and the Nashville corporate headquarters of the Gibson Guitar Corp. Accompanied by armored SWAT teams with automatic weapons, agents from the Fish and Wildlife Service swarmed the factories, threatening bewildered luthiers, or guitar craftsman, and other frightened employees. A smaller horde invaded the office of CEO Henry Juszkiewicz, pawing through it all day while an armed man stood in the door to block his way. "I was pretty upset," Mr. Juszkiewicz says now, sitting outside that same office. "But you can only do so much when there's a gun in your...
  • Unlocking new energy possibilities with dead wood

    10/27/2011 11:20:34 AM PDT · by bridgemanusa · 75 replies · 1+ views
    Reuters (US) ^ | 2011 | Reuters
    Could dead wood be the answer to the world's energy problems? Scientists at the University of Maine have invented a simple two-step way to turn wood and even garbage into fuel, that could power your car and heat your home.
  • Just Bought a New Old Woodstove. What kind of woodstove do YOU use. How's your woodpile?

    10/20/2011 4:03:34 PM PDT · by Chickensoup · 105 replies
    10.20.11 | chickensoup
    Just bought a new old woodstove for my ground floor. A Vermont Castings big one. Have a Big Jotul on the first floor. Planning on burning two and a half to three cord this year. Have an extra cord for margin. So, what kind a wood stove do you use?
  • Just Bought a New Old Woodstove. What kind of woodstove do YOU use. How's your woodpile?

    10/20/2011 4:03:18 PM PDT · by Chickensoup · 4 replies
    10.20.11 | chickensoup
    Just bought a new old woodstove for my ground floor. A Vermont Castings big one. Have a Big Jotul on the first floor. Planning on burning two and a half to three cord this year. Have an extra cord for margin. So, what kind a wood stove do you use?
  • Feds to Gibson: Hand over more wood

    09/30/2011 7:36:58 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 67 replies
    http://www.bizjournals.com ^ | Wednesday, September 28, 2011 | Annie Johnson
    Federal authorities are pressuring Nashville-based Gibson Guitar to hand over an additional 25 bundles of Indian wood that the company allegedly planned to use in its famous guitars. The complaint was filed today in U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee and mirrors a 2010 action that sought official forfeiture of wood obtained in a 2009 raid of Gibson facilities. The latter of those cases has been stayed, pending the outcome of the most recent suit. As has been the case in previous allegations, at issue is the classification of certain wood imported to the United States from...
  • Gibson Guitar Corp. Responds to Federal Raid (Claims DOJ wants wood finished in India)

    08/27/2011 6:58:18 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 83 replies
    Gibson.Com ^ | August 25, 2011
    Henry Juszkiewicz, Chairman and CEO of Gibson Guitar Corp., has responded to the August 24 raid of Gibson facilities in Nashville and Memphis by the Federal Government. In a press release, Juszkiewicz said: “Gibson is innocent and will fight to protect its rights. Gibson has complied with foreign laws and believes it is innocent of ANY wrong doing. We will fight aggressively to prove our innocence.” The raids forced Gibson to cease manufacturing operations and send workers home for the day while armed agents executed the search warrants. “Agents seized wood that was Forest Stewardship Council controlled,” Juszkiewicz said. “Gibson has a...
  • Guitar Frets: Environmental Enforcement Leaves Musicians in Fear

    08/26/2011 9:26:29 AM PDT · by yoe · 65 replies
    WSJ ^ | August 26, 2011 | ERIC FELTEN
    Federal agents swooped in on Gibson Guitar Wednesday, raiding factories and offices in Memphis and Nashville, seizing several pallets of wood, electronic files and guitars. The Feds are keeping mum, but in a statement yesterday Gibson's chairman and CEO, Henry Juszkiewicz, defended his company's manufacturing policies, accusing the Justice Department of bullying the company. "The wood the government seized Wednesday is from a Forest Stewardship Council certified supplier," he said, suggesting the Feds are using the aggressive enforcement of overly broad laws to make the company cry uncle. It isn't the first time that agents of the Fish and Wildlife...
  • Estabrook Woods (Photos) *Fixed*

    07/16/2011 8:03:31 PM PDT · by Celtic Cross · 32 replies
    07/16/2011 | My Brother
    Here are some pictures my brother snapped in Estabrook Woods* in Concord Massachusetts in May. He did it freehand with a 2005-ish stock digital camera. From Wikipedia; *"The Estabrook Woods is a wild tract of more than 1,200 acres (4.9 km2) of woodland, hills, ledge, and swamp two miles (3 km) north of the Town of Concord.[1] It is the largest contiguous and undeveloped woodland within thirty miles of Boston."
  • Exclusive: Weiner's Messages to Teenage Girl in Delaware Draw Police Attention

    06/10/2011 3:04:59 PM PDT · by macquire · 281 replies · 1+ views
    foxnews.com ^ | June 10, 2011 | Jana Winter
    DEVELOPING: NEW CASTLE, Del. -- Police on Friday afternoon came to the home of a 17-year-old high school junior to ask her about direct online communications she has had with Rep. Anthony Weiner. Two officers from the New Castle County Police Department arrived at the girl's home around 4:30 p.m. and asked to speak with the girl's mother about the daughter's contact with Weiner. Another officer appeared at the home a short time later. A FoxNews.com reporter was at the home when the police arrived. The girl, whose name is being withheld because she is a minor, told FoxNews.com, "I'm...
  • Slain Digger cited by NATO as heroic fighter (Australian solder posthumously decorated by the USA)

    06/03/2011 4:35:25 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 7 replies
    The Weekend Australian ^ | 4th June 2011 | Matthew Miller
    Elvi Wood, centre, the widow of Sergeant Brett Wood, receives support at her late husband's funeral in Sydney yesterday, with Julia Gillard looking on. ON the day he was put to rest, Sergeant Brett Wood was revealed as one of the most extraordinary soldiers to have served under the Australian flag, a man who had fought so well in a string of battles just before his death that his bravery was recognised by the US commander of the NATO campaign in Afghanistan. ..... Sergeant Wood had served previously in Bougainville, East Timor and Iraq, and, finally, in Afghanistan. Ms Wood...
  • Wisconsin Lame-Duck Democrats Bust a Jailbird Out to Vote on Union Contracts

    12/17/2010 12:43:47 PM PST · by Mayr Fortuna · 6 replies
    /www.redstate.com ^ | Thursday, December 16th at 2:45PM EST | Posted by LaborUnionReport (Profile)
    Meet Jeff Wood, alleged serial drinker. He’s a Wisconsin “independent” lawmaker who (allegedly) has a drinking problem and, right now, he’s sitting in jail…Sort of. Being one vote short in their lame-duck session, Wisconsin Democrats were apparently so desperate to shove stalled union contracts down the throats of Wisconsin taxpayers before incoming-Governor Scott Walker can take office that they busted inmate Wood out of jail to vote with them.
  • Assembly passes labor contracts; Wood deciding vote (Drunk Driver sprung from jail to vote!!)

    12/15/2010 5:02:38 PM PST · by milwguy · 13 replies · 1+ views
    JSonline ^ | 12/15/2010 | jason stein
    | Madison - Democrats in the Assembly approved contracts for tens of thousands of state workers Wednesday in a rare lame-duck session before they relinquish power to Republicans. The Assembly approved the first two contracts 48-47. They are now voting on other contracts. The deciding vote was cast by Rep. Jeff Wood, a Chippewa Falls independent who was released from jail earlier Wednesday so he could attend the legislative session. Wood, who did not run for re-election, is serving a 60-day jail sentence for a fourth offense of driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Action next goes to the...
  • The J Street Implosion: Soros, Horse Racing and… Connie Esdicul?

    09/29/2010 4:41:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies · 1+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | Pajamas Media | Roger L.Simon
    A year ago J Street — the putatively progressive fledgling counter to the Israel lobbying group AIPAC — was riding high. They had just received a write up in the New York Times Magazine that was somewhere between a press release and a love poem and, with a complaisant Obama in the White House, the tiny organization seemed poised to be a significant player in the Middle East discussion. My, as grandma said, have times changed. For starters, J Street’s director, Jeremy Ben-Ami, has shown himself to be a Junior Beltway Pinocchio, serially denying his organization had the financial backing...
  • Geology Picture of the Week, July 25-31, 2010: Petrified Wood

    07/31/2010 9:41:09 PM PDT · by cogitator · 9 replies · 2+ views
    I just decided to go in a different direction for a change this week. I hope the commercial entities don't mind a bit of low-cost advertising. Thin section Arizona Skies Meteoritesclick pic for 2x Sticks In Stones Lapidaryclick pic for 2x Ginkgo Gem Shop The Lone Star Mine Shaft
  • Nite Cap @ Freedom Radio

    06/26/2010 5:50:54 PM PDT · by HonestConservative · 13 replies
    Freedom Radio ^ | June 27, 2010 | HonestConservative
    Four Christians were arrested in Dearborn in recent days for speaking about Jesus and the Bible in the company of Muslims. One of those Christians, David Wood of Answering Muslims will be with us to discuss the arrest, the cirucumstances and the repurcussions. Col. Frank Ryan, USMC retired returns to update us on Repuilding America. Col. Ryan was a 33 year vet and staff to Gen. Tommy Franks post 911. Join us at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/freedom at 8 PM est, Sun., June 29 Call in at 646 478 5613