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  • City Park golf course protester falls from tree, taken in ambulance

    03/24/2015 1:52:13 PM PDT · by BBell · 23 replies | The Times-Picayune ^ | Jonathan Bullington
    Johnathan "Lloyd" Boover, the man living in a City Park tree out of protest over a proposed golf complex, fell from his perch Tuesday (March 24) and was taken away in an ambulance, witnesses said. Boover fell from the tree shortly before 11 a.m., said Marilyn Eyer, a Gentilly resident who has followed Boover's tree sit-in since he started March 13. Boover was carried away on a stretcher into a waiting ambulance, witnesses said, which then left the area.Witnesses say Boover may have broken his nose and injured his foot and knee in the fall. He had been running low...
  • Deadheads Denied Camping, Overnight Parking For Farewell Shows

    03/04/2015 3:39:20 PM PST · by a fool in paradise · 38 replies
    stereogum ^ | March 3, 2015 | James Rettig
    The Grateful Dead’s three-night farewell shows don’t seem like they’re shaping up to be a great time for the band’s most dedicated followers. Over the weekend, we reported that tickets for the event were being scalped for as high at $10,000. And now, Chicago’s police and fire departments have decided not to let Deadheads camp out or park overnight on the land in front of Soldier Field. Earlier this year, a petition circulated around asking the venue to waive their usual policy. “We took this seriously and did not want to dismiss it,” Luca Serra, a spokesman for Soldier Field,...
  • Denton ready for legal fight if fracking ban OKd

    11/03/2014 9:20:08 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    DENTON, Texas (AP) The mayor of the North Texas city weighing a ban on hydraulic fracturing this week said hes prepared for the court battles that might result if the ban passes. Denton Mayor Chris Watts told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram that he expects Tuesdays referendum may be just the beginning for us. The vote is not the end of the story, Watts said. It may just be the beginning. It may be decided at the courthouse or at the Statehouse.(continued)
  • A 33-year police veteran stars in Oregons new $2M marijuana legalization ad campaign

    10/02/2014 10:45:21 AM PDT · by ConservingFreedom · 26 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 2, 201 4 | Niraj Chokshi
    Marijuana legalization advocates in Oregon have launched a $2 million-plus ad campaign starring a 33-year police veteran. The new ad, embedded below, features Pete Tutmark, a former patrol sergeant and sheriffs deputy. Tutmark criticizes what he calls a broken system that diverts resources from important crime-solving to drug arrests and urges his fellow Oregonians to vote yes on measure 91 this fall, which would legalize and regulate recreational marijuana use. Last year in Oregon, there were 13,000 citations and arrests for marijuana, he says in the ad. That takes time, time better spent solving murders, rape cases, finding missing children....
  • Burn Their Houses Down The Progressive Activists The Media Doesnt Want You To See

    09/25/2014 6:17:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | September 23, 2014 | Derek Hunter
    It was a protest for the planet, or at least it was billed that way. Progressive activists marched under the green banner this week in New York City to call for action on climate change. But what was the action they were advocating? White the media covered senators, actors, and celebrities at the event, they stayed away from the masses. That wasnt an accident. One idiot shows up at a tea party event with a Confederate flag and the media covers that person like they started the movement, but hundreds, if not thousands of violent, anti-capitalist, anti-American lunatics damn near...
  • Denton extends drilling moratorium until 2015; vote on frack ban looms

    09/12/2014 1:53:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Dallas Business Journal ^ | September 10, 2014 | Nicholas Sakelaris
    Land-use conflicts between Barnett Shale wells and homes continues to pose a major impediment to Dentons future quality of life and economic development, gas well administrator Darren Groth told the City Council Tuesday. The Council agreed, voting unanimously Tuesday to approve a moratorium on gas wells applications and permits through Jan. 20. This moratorium is separate from the Nov. 4 referendum to ban hydraulic fracking in the city of Denton, a first for Texas. The four-and-a-half-month extension gives city staff time to iron out problems with the city ordinance to prevent a repeat of what happened in the Vintage neighborhood...
  • Margaret Mead and the quackery that undergirded the Sexual Revolution

    09/04/2014 6:09:56 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 20 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 9/3/14 | Jonathon Van Maren
    Early 20th century photo depicts Samoan girls preparing for the 'ava ceremony.' Wikimedia Commons If Alfred Kinsey of the Kinsey Reports was the “Father of the Sexual Revolution,” perhaps no one woman can be more accurately called the “Mother of the Sexual Revolution” than Margaret Mead. Margaret Mead was a young anthropologist who set out to help anthropology professor Frank Boas of Columbia University prove a very specific thesis: that a person’s upbringing and environment shaped a person’s actions to a greater extent than genetic factors did. Together with another young scholar named Ruth Benedict, Mead set off to...
  • Rain Delays Burning Man Voyagers at Reno Wal-Mart (People of Wal-Mart just got weirder)

    08/27/2014 12:16:06 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 23 replies
    AP via ABC News ^ | Aug 26, 2014 | SCOTT SONNER Associated Press
    Hundreds of travelers on the road to Burning Man in their quest for oneness with nature and celebration of self-expression on a peaceful playa in northern Nevada's desert didn't expect to spend their first night in the parking lot of a Wal-Mart or Reno resort casino. But most were taking it in stride and were largely optimistic as so-called "Burners" are apt to be that the gates to the counterculture event would reopen Tuesday after rare rain showers in the Black Rock Desert turned the ancient lake bottom to a muddy quagmire the day before... ...Dozens of RVs...
  • #NMOS14: Vigils Held to Honor Ferguson Victim Michael Brown

    08/14/2014 5:16:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    NBC News ^ | August 14, 2014 | M. Alex Johnson
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Thousands of people gathered in more than 100 U.S. communities Thursday in remembrance of Michael Brown, the unarmed black teenager whom police shot to death last weekend in Ferguson, Missouri. The centerpiece of the observations being held at such historic places as New York's Union Square, Boston Common and St. Louis' Gateway Arch was a simultaneous national moment of silence at 7:20 p.m. ET. "We want to stand in an effort of love and support and organize community support for how we can mobilize our anger and our upset and our disappointment," said Renee Chapman, an organizer of...
  • The 13 Most Rabidly Leftist, Politically Correct Colleges For Dirty, Tree-Hugging Hippies

    08/08/2014 4:28:30 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 66 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 8-7-2014 | Eric Owens
    College campuses in America are frequently teeming with all manner of liberals and trustafarian socialists who drive Volvos . Some of these schools are worse than others. Some are just egregiously awful.Here, The Daily Caller presents the 2014 rankings for the most annoying, rabidly politically correct, dirty-hippie, tree-hugging colleges and universities across the fruited plain. You have been warned. Swarthmore College in the suburbs of Philadelphia is a leftist hothouse full of wealthy white kids. In February, Swarthmore sophomore Erin Ching criticized her school for allowing a conservative — Christian thinker Robert George — to speak on campus. “What really...
  • America's most hipster cities

    07/28/2014 12:09:01 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Thrillist ^ | November 7, 2013 | Jimmy Im
    While New Yorkers like to think of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, as the epicenter of the American hipster, it's hardly the only place in the country where vegan, handlebar-mustachioed trustafarians ride their single-speeds to nanobreweries inside organic farm-to-table restaurants inside abandoned artist lofts tricked out with rooftop gardens where they grow only kale. Pretty much any US city, short of maybe Birmingham, AL, has some elements/neighborhoods of hipster culture at this point (you really just need a fixed-gear bike shop, right?), but these 10 cities are vying for the title of hipster-est. Behind Williamsburg, of course....
  • Marijuana Edibles: You May Not Be Getting What You Think

    04/28/2014 10:14:04 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 8 replies
    CBS ^ | April 25, 2014 | Unknown
    The State of Colorado will start phasing in mandatory lab testing of marijuana edible products on May 1. Currently, marijuana product testing of any kind has been performed strictly on a voluntary basis. As Colorado ramps up its lab testing, CBS4 requested permission to perform independent lab tests of edible products but was forbidden by the Marijuana Enforcement Division. In a letter banning independent lab testing, MED Director Lewis Koski states, licensed labs are only allowed to accept samples from Retail Marijuana Establishments only. (snip) But according to the labs, potency is just one issue with marijuana products. Weve found...
  • Bundyfest!: Burning Man guy to hold month-long music fest across from Cliven Bundys Ranch

    04/21/2014 6:14:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    Death and Taxes blog ^ | April 21, 2014 | Robyn Pennacchia
    There are very few things in the world that have the power to make me roll my eyes as hard as Burning Man. Im a lefty, but Im also a curmudgeon with precious little patience for whimsy, specifically like, white-people-with-dreads-and-furry-boots-doing-fire-dancing whimsy. Particularly if it involves techno. Its fine for other people, but not if they want to talk to me about it, as I find there is a lot of crossover between Burning Man types and people who will tell you the same story over and over again in the same conversation. However, I have to give my full-throated support...
  • The Kids Are All Right

    03/24/2014 9:41:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 106 replies ^ | March 24, 2014 | Mark Baisley
    Growing up in the 60s, my older brother, Wayne, made certain that I was properly schooled in the fine art of psychedelic rock. He was generous with his sophisticated collection of vinyl and kindly tolerated my tagging along to live concerts by The Who, Blues Magoos, and Fever Tree. We even saw Sam the Sham & the Pharaohs once. My friends and I followed musicians like baseball card athletes as they migrated between The Yardbirds, Led Zeppelin, Cream, Buffalo Springfield, and Blind Faith. I came to understand that Frank Zappa was equal parts profound & bananas and that the best...
  • Return of the '70s

    03/18/2014 3:08:17 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies ^ | March 18, 2014 | Bill Murchison
    "The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun." -- Ecclesiastes 1:9 This is true even in politics. Maybe especially in politics, where the recycling of bad and good decisions reflects the recycling, according to democratic practice, of bad and good leaders. As the Russians push their imperial agenda in the Ukraine, and Western leaders wring their hands, the '70s come painfully to mind. I bring up the '70s -- of god-awful memory -- as much to...
  • Stuck in the Sixties

    03/10/2014 1:02:24 PM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 16 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | March 10, 2014 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Academics, the very people who claim they want progress going forward, frequently want to turn back the clock a half century or so. Without hopethe fervent, animating kindthe 60s would have had no fuel to feed the engines of change, Paul Kane wrote in The Chronicle Review on March 7, 2014. To have seen our causes as hopeless would have drained them of force. No civil-rights movement, no antiwar protests, no feminism, no gay and lesbian rights, no counterculture and commune movement, no Woodstock, no environmentalism. Whatever we might think of that period now, we believed then in what we...
  • Could YOU live without toilet paper? Meet the women who choose to wipe with a reusable piece..

    01/29/2014 8:16:21 AM PST · by C19fan · 105 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 28, 2014 | Margot Peppers
    For most Americans, toilet paper is an absolutely necessary grocery list item, but some women are opting out for both economic and environmental purposes. In a HuffPost Live discussion, bloggers Angela Davis, Kathleen Quiring and Makala Earley explain why they've decided to go paperless, revealing that it's not as messy or unhygienic as it may sound. 'It is definitely possible,' insists Mikala, who says she and her husband stopped using toilet paper about a year ago. 'It is almost seen as a necessity [and] it doesn't have to be, and it's been a lot of fun to learn how to...
  • Pete Seeger has died

    01/27/2014 11:04:12 PM PST · by djf · 42 replies
    One of the great voices of folk rock...
  • Push to restore veterans' benefits may lack support

    01/05/2014 5:01:12 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 30 replies
    Pilot Online ^ | 5 Jan 14 | Bill Bartel
    Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine, D-Va. Military veterans are pressuring Congress to move quickly when it reconvenes this week to cancel cuts in pensions for working-age vets - a change set in motion as part of last month's budget deal. However, reversing the decision to reduce cost-of-living pension increases could be difficult and, at best, would take some time to negotiate, say some legislators and lobbyists. Federal lawmakers from Hampton Roads, which has one of the nation's largest concentrations of retirees and active-duty service members, strongly support undoing the cuts. Most have already proposed or are co-sponsoring legislation...
  • Guest Column: How grassroots movements lead parties astray (He means us, of course, not OWS)

    10/30/2013 3:39:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Dedham Transcript ^ | October 30, 2013 | Rick Holmes, opinion editor, MetroWest (Mass.) Daily News
    I had a familiar feeling at my first tea party rally. It was a sunny spring afternoon and Boston Common was packed with people passionate for change, excited to hear Sarah Palin speak and having a great time. It brought me back to my first political rallies, those glorious gatherings devoted to stopping the Vietnam War and demanding racial justice. How thrilling it felt to be surrounded by thousands of people who shared our commitment, joining their voices to demand new policies. We had flags with peace signs on them. The tea partiers had flags with coiled snakes. We shook...
  • Guest Column: How grassroots movements lead parties astray (He means us, of course, not OWS)

    10/30/2013 3:39:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Dedham Transcript ^ | October 30, 2013 | Rick Holmes, opinion editor, MetroWest (Mass.) Daily News
    I had a familiar feeling at my first tea party rally. It was a sunny spring afternoon and Boston Common was packed with people passionate for change, excited to hear Sarah Palin speak and having a great time. It brought me back to my first political rallies, those glorious gatherings devoted to stopping the Vietnam War and demanding racial justice. How thrilling it felt to be surrounded by thousands of people who shared our commitment, joining their voices to demand new policies. We had flags with peace signs on them. The tea partiers had flags with coiled snakes. We shook...
  • Chuck Smith, founder of Calvary Chapel, dies at 86

    10/03/2013 9:24:43 AM PDT · by hoagy62 · 53 replies
    Christianity Today ^ | 10/3/13 | G. Jeffrey MacDonald
    Chuck Smith, the evangelical pastor whose outreach to hippies in the 1960s helped transform worship styles in American Christianity and fueled the rise of the Calvary Chapel movement, died Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013, after a battle with lung cancer. He was 86. Diagnosed in 2011, Smith continued to preach and oversee administration at Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa (California), where he'd been pastor since 1965. In 2012, he established a 21-member leadership council to oversee the Calvary Church Association, a fellowship of some 1,600 like-minded congregations in the United States and abroad.
  • Russia to charge Greenpeace activists with piracy (5 to 15 years in penal colony)

    09/24/2013 2:21:29 AM PDT · by cunning_fish · 19 replies
    TVNZ ^ | September 24, 2013
    Greenpeace activists arrested after trying to board a Russian oil rig are likely to face piracy charges, local media reports. Two New Zealanders are among the crew of the protest vessel Arctic Sunrise who were confronted and detained by armed members of the Russian coastguard on Thursday. Authorities said the rig was in an exclusion zone, but Greenpeace argues its boat was in international waters. All the activists will be prosecuted for the "attack" on the oil rig, an investigative committee told Russian media. In a statement the committee said it had opened a criminal case on suspicion of piracy....
  • Hes Electric Will A Revolutionary Black Box Turn Dale Vince Into Europes Elon Musk?

    09/18/2013 9:24:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Tech Crunch ^ | September 14, 2013 | Mike Butcher
    Dale Vince sits in a spartan office in the corner of Ecotricity, one of the UKs few green energy electricity networks, and taps away on an Apple Mac at his standing desk. The office is bare, other than a normal desk, a couple of chairs and a Union Jack flag hung on the wall. But the Union Jack is not sporting its normal Red White and Blue. This is a Union Jack fashioned in various shades of green. For Vince is a died-in-the-wool ecologist. While running his company, he blogs from a site called Zero Carbonista which has an image...
  • Shocking Surveillance Video Captures Cop Brutally Beating Female Shoplifter In Front of Child

    08/08/2013 7:38:34 PM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 187 replies
    KTRH ^ | 8/8/2013
    Prepare to be outraged.....Shocking Surveillance Video Captures Cop Brutally Beating Female Shoplifter In Front Of Her 1 Yr Old Child in Iowa. I worked in corporate loss prevention a long time ago...let me tell you...this is beyond lawsuit...these cops should be in prison. Video:
  • Study shows how Burning Mans unique culture alters your emotional regulation

    08/08/2013 3:43:27 PM PDT · by redreno · 25 replies ^ | August 6, 2013 | Eric W. Dolan
    No need for psychedelic substances: The cultural milieu at the week-long annual art festival known as Burning Man is enough to alter your mind. Research published in the scientific journal Frontiers in Emotion Science in July found that an individuals social and cultural environment influenced how they controlled their emotional responses
  • Local city named one of the grooviest places for hippies

    08/02/2013 10:38:47 AM PDT · by Baynative · 53 replies
    Fox ^ | 8/2/13 | Mariana Hicks
    OLYMPIA names Olympia the second best city for hippies in the country. Estately used information including, marijuana legality and availability, number of stores selling hemp, local counter-culture icons, tie-die availability, festivals and a Facebook poll. Read more:
  • DUmmie FUnnies 04-06-13 (DUmmies Engage In Hippie Nostalgia)

    04/06/2013 6:27:16 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 43 replies
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | April 6, 2013 | Dummies and PJ-Comix
    The DUmmies are engaged in Hippie nostalgia as you can see in this THREAD, "Sometimes I wish I could have been a hippie." However, in order to fully appreciate this DUFU edition, you MUST watch this VIDEO of the South Park Episode, "Die Hippie, Die." That isn't a request. It is a requirement since this is probably the BEST South Park episode ever and tells you all you need to know about what the hippies were really like. While watching the VIDEO you will be struck by how hippies sound EXACTLY like DUmmies with all their blather about blaming...
  • Nevada State Legislature poised to take regulation of Burning Man away from state and local cops

    03/31/2013 11:03:51 PM PDT · by huac · 14 replies
    Boing Boing ^ | 04/01/2013 | Cory Doctorow
    "...and the county's conservative lawmakers have been passing silly-season unconstitutionalities, like a law prohibiting a man from being naked in the presence of a child..."
  • Music thread for all you old hippies (vanity, oh yeah)

    03/16/2013 3:31:44 PM PDT · by West Texas Chuck · 274 replies
    some former hippie
    Who among us used to be one of those long-haired flea-infested dope-smoking denizens of the rock concert world? Guilty. And recovered. Post up some old tunes for a Saturday night.
  • Hippies were Satan worshipers, according to history book

    03/08/2013 12:50:33 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 113 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 03/07/2013 | Nicole Lafond
    Hippies were rude, dirty, Satan worshipers, according to a paragraph that apparently appears in a Louisiana state-funded schools history book. The book, entitled America: Land I love is an eighth-grade history textbook that Mother Jones reports is used in at least one Louisiana voucher school. The textbook is published through Pensacola, Fla.-based A Beka Book. According to an image obtained at, the passage on hippies paints a stark, unflattering image: They went to Canada or European countries to escape being drafted into military services. Many young people turned to drugs and immoral lifestyles; these youth became known as hippies....
  • Who Were the Beatniks? (Vanity)

    11/25/2012 2:47:21 PM PST · by DustyMoment · 124 replies
    Various | Various | Various
    A lot of FReepers tend to blame Baby Bomers for the ills of the world. The fact is that the Baby Boomers didn't originate a lot of the counter-culture activities of the 60s, they learned them from the Beatniks. So, to help clarify where the Hippies came from, you have to know and understand who the Beatniks were. Here is their story: Beatnik History Imagine it is the year 1959. You are seated at a table with a bottle of cheap red wine, a cigarette glows red in the ashtray. The place; a smoky, dimly lit, seedy, little bar in...
  • Paperwork filed to nominate Ron Paul at RNC

    08/28/2012 6:58:55 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 76 replies
    The Daily Paul ^ | August 28, 2012 | newtham
    PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Press Contact: Wayne Terhune Delegation Chair, Nevada Six States Nominate Congressman Ron Paul for President at the Republican National Convention TAMPA, August 28, 2012-- Supporters of Congressman Ron Paul have collected the necessary signatures to nominate him for President of the United States at the RNC. The current rules state that a plurality of delegates from five states are required to nominate a candidate for President. The Secretary of the Convention, Kim Reynolds, was presented with the forms over an hour before the call for nominations. We are excited to get Dr. Paul nominated, said...
  • 'San Francisco' singer-songwriter Scott Mckenzie dies aged 73

    08/19/2012 3:30:20 PM PDT · by the scotsman · 49 replies ^ | 19th August 2012 | Paul Cashmere
    'Scott McKenzie has died in Los Angeles at the age of 73. If youre going to San Francisco, be sure to wear a flower in your hair is one of the great hippy songs of its era and defined San Francisco in the 60s. Scott was born Philip Blondheim on 10 January, 1939. He died on Saturday in Los Angeles after two weeks in hospital.'
  • Media Coverage of Syrian Violence Partial and Untrue, Says Nun

    08/13/2012 11:18:22 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 15 replies
    Irish Times ^ | Patsy McGarry
    A NUN who has been superior at a Syrian monastery for the past 18 years has warned that media coverage of ongoing violence in that country has been partial and untrue. It is a fake, Mother Agnes Mariam said, which hides atrocities committed in the name of liberty and democracy. Superior of the Melkite Greek Catholic monastery of St James the Mutilated in Qara, in Syrias diocese of Homs, which is in full communion with Rome, she left Ireland yesterday after a three-day visit during which she met representatives of the Irish Catholic Bishops Conference in Maynooth. She told The...
  • Female G20 protestors sue Toronto police for $1.4 MIL - they were 'profiled for having hairy legs'

    08/02/2012 7:39:36 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 12 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2 August 2012 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Female G20 protestors sue Toronto police for $1.4MILLION after they were 'profiled for having hairy legs' A group of women is suing the Toronto police, saying they were profiled and arrested for having hairy legs during the G20 summit in 2010. The women are part of a $1.4 million lawsuit filed by seven friends, men and women, who were locked up during the protests against the gathering of world leaders. The lawyer for the friends, who had traveled to Toronto from their hometown to take part in the demonstrations, said police use of 'hairy legs' as a cause for detention...
  • Berkeley's Telegraph Avenue aiming to make a comeback

    07/15/2012 6:29:38 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | July 15, 2012 | By Katherine Seligman
    BERKELEY Times are tough on Telegraph Avenue, the notoriously countercultural and once-thriving street leading to the heart of the University of California campus here. The five-block stretch of Telegraph that ends at the southern edge of campus gained its legacy from the protests and social upheaval of the Sixties. It was the birthplace of the Free Speech Movement in 1964 and a hub of protest during the Vietnam War. About 40 percent of students polled by a campus group last year said they get food on Telegraph and half said they visit less than once a month for any...
  • Judiciary Chairman to Obama: We Need to Grill Your Security Chiefs

    07/12/2012 5:49:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Bridget Johnson ^ | 7/12/12 | PJ Media
    The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee today asked President Obama to make seven senior, high-profile administration officials available to be interviewed regarding national security leaks. Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas) wants his committee to be able to interview National Security Adviser Tom Donilon, former White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley, Vice Presidential National Security Adviser Tony Blinken, Deputy National Security Advisor Denis McDonough, Director for Counterterrorism Audrey Tomason, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism John Brennan, and Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism James Clapper
  • Some Monte Rio neighbors fed up with Bohemian Grove protesters

    07/12/2012 2:28:38 PM PDT · by whinecountry · 2 replies
    Santa Rosa Press Democrat ^ | July 12, 2012 | GUY KOVNER
    There's high anxiety under the redwoods in Monte Rio as more than 2,000 wealthy men begin arriving today for their annual retreat to be greeted by an unknown number of people protesting their presence along the tranquil Russian River. But it's not the plutocrats and power brokers of the Bohemian Club who have Monte Rio residents and merchants on edge. It's the demonstrators, who haven't always been polite, or good for business. "There have been some really nice people, and some jerks," said Suzi Schaffert, who has run the Rio Theater since 1993. "I don't know what we're in...
  • Feds approve larger crowd for Burning Man

    06/16/2012 8:07:28 AM PDT · by redreno · 14 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | Wednesday, June 13, 2012 | 10 a.m. | The Associated Press
    Ten thousand more people are expected to be on hand in the Nevada desert for this year's Burning Man festival after federal officials increased the event's attendance cap. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management issued a special recreation permit to the nonprofit behind Burning Man, San Francisco-based Black Rock City LLC, that allows 60,900 people to attend the arts festival, up from 50,000 last year. Officials announced the increase on Tuesday.
  • You know youre a real Berkeleyan if you

    05/01/2012 8:10:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The San Francisco Chronicle ^ | May 1, 2012 | Vlae Kershner
    Theres no mistaking that Berkeley enjoys an outsized reputation for a city of only 113,000 people. While people from the redder parts of the country may think of Berkeley and San Francisco as liberal twins, the East Bay college town has a progressive flavor that leaves its big-city neighbor lying in the middle of the road. For this slideshow, Allen Matthews, Katie Dowd, John King and Dave Curran and Kitty Luce came up with the captions. Gate photo editor Douglas Zimmerman shot or found the illustrations....(SLIDE SHOW AT LINK)
  • Witness: Occupy protesters beaten during arrests

    03/18/2012 12:52:11 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 82 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 3/18/2012 | Yahoo
    <p>NEW YORK (AP) An Occupy Wall Street protester says police gave demonstrators little warning before kicking them out of a New York City park overnight and that officers beat several of them during the arrests.</p> <p>The protester, Chris Casuccio, was at Manhattan's Zuccotti Park on Saturday, where demonstrators chanted and held impromptu meetings to mark the six months since the movement against economic inequality.</p>
  • Huichol cosmic portal peyote ceremonies threatened by silver mine

    02/14/2012 2:21:03 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | February 14, 2012 | William Booth
    ...For a Canadian mining company, these same hills look like a billion dollars worth of buried silver. In a stark collision of cultures, the famously mystical Huichol are trying to stop a $100 million, 15-year mining project from starting this year. Their struggle comes as indigenous people from Alaska to the Amazon are rallying to protect not just their environment but also their cultures from decay. This raises a tough question: How do you protect a cosmic portal? For them the whole mountain is a temple, and the gold and silver below the ground are there for a reason ...
  • The Delousing of a Movement (Occupy Wall Street)

    02/09/2012 12:30:06 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies · 1+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | February 9, 2012 | R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr.
    This health hazard and social menace is what the Left regards as America's next great political cause? As the tents were coming down at McPherson Square, the dead rats and mice being retrieved, the urine and feces and filthy bedding disposed of by District of Columbia employees dressed in hazardous-materials suits like their contemporaries at Fukushima, I thought of the left-wing press. You see, I read the left-wing press. Not the urban throwaway rags, but I read the Nation, the Progressive, the American Prospect, and more -- I read them all. They have been raving for months about the exciting...
  • Protesters Now Occupying Thomas Square Sidewalk [Honolulu]

    01/02/2012 12:09:10 AM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 8 replies · 3+ views
    Hawaii News Now ^ | December 30, 2011 | KITV
    HONOLULU -- Occupy Honolulu protesters are now occupying the sidewalks around Thomas Square after the city came in late Thursday night and drew up new boundaries. The rules state that no one is allowed to remain in city parks after 10 p.m. Around 10:30 p.m. Thursday, protesters were told to leave. Honolulu police came through the camp and ordered the protesters to start breaking down. Two people were arrested. One of them was a woman who refused to move her things and leave the park.
  • Group stops trucks at Oakland port during shutdown

    12/12/2011 8:06:00 AM PST · by Vigilanteman · 23 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 12 December 2011 | Vivian Ho
    (12-12) 07:27 PST OAKLAND -- A group of protesters have succeeded in stopping a line of big-rigs from entering the Port of Oakland this morning during their march to shutdown the busy cargo terminal. Organizers have pledged to march to the port and shutdown the terminal, one of the busiest on the West Coast. Some unions, including the one representing Oakland teachers, are supporting the day-long strike while others, like the longshoremen's union, say shutting down the port will harm hard-working stevedores and truck drivers. Carrying signs saying "Shutdown Wall St. on the Waterfront" about 200 protesters marched the three...
  • SF Occupier Looking for Roommate to Share Tent for Cheap Rent

    12/09/2011 5:16:08 PM PST · by GSWarrior · 17 replies
    SF Weekly ^ | 12/9/11 | Erin Sherbert
    The Occupy Movement has given us reporters plenty of fodder for good stories -- some informative and others entertaining. And while it appears Occupy SF has ceased to exist as a camp since police raided the encampment on Wednesday, there are still plenty of amusing stories to tell. For instance, this San Francisco guy is desperate to reoccupy the Financial District, which is why he is looking for someone to help him set up his tent -- and occupy it with him. So he did what any normal searching San Franciscan would do: He posted an ad on Craigslist. Although...
  • The PERFECT "Occupy" "Mic Check" (VANITY)

    12/07/2011 6:08:47 PM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 2 replies
    Self ^ | 8 December 2011 | AmericanInTokyo
    Now this might well take a lot of caj*nes as they say.But I propose the following.
  • Occupy feces [70 dump-truck loads needed to clean up "Occupy Portland"]

    11/21/2011 7:52:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies · 1+ views
    It was in jest two months ago when I began calling the Occupy crowd dirt smelly hippies. Sadly, the phrase is now accurate. In Portland, Oregon, the city shutdown two parks for two weeks to clean up after these pigs left. 70 dump-truck loads of trash were hauled away. Now in Santa Cruz, California, Occupy Santa Cruz protesters left behind 200 pounds worth of human feces near the Veterans Memorial Building, a community center. Occupy San Francisco had a similar problem with the Ferry Building as these animals are too stupid and uncivilized to act as if they are potty...
  • The Occupy Movement's Woman Problem

    11/21/2011 6:33:02 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | November 21, 2011 | Tina Dupuy, managing editor, Crooks and Liars
    Women may be the 51%, but the Occupy camps and General Assemblies look as gender-imbalanced as Congress. "I'm called 'that white b*tch who gets everything she wants' at the GA's," says Elise Whitaker, 21, adopting a bit of a defiant posture. She's been at Occupy LA since the second week of the encampment. A now former-assistant director for indie films, Whitaker is good looking in a vaguely familiar, probably-an-actor kind of way. She looks like just the type who moves to Los Angeles every day to "follow their dreams," but she's sleeping in a tent at City Hall. She tells...