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  • Woman says Yellowstone tourists put baby bison in their car because it was 'cold'

    05/15/2016 10:47:13 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 62 replies
    s f gate ^ | 15 May 2016 | K Dowd
    Karen Richardson of Victor, Idaho was visiting the scenic park last week when she saw a man and his son roll up to a ranger station with a baby bison in the back of their SUV. "They were demanding to speak with a ranger," Richardson told "They were seriously worried that the calf was freezing and dying."
  • Green Guantánamo: From detention center to peace park?

    03/18/2016 11:36:27 AM PDT · by Innovative · 10 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | March 18, 2016 | Jason Thomson
    As President Obama gears up for his presidential visit to Cuba this weekend – the first in 80 years – scientists are pondering the future of Guantánamo Bay Naval Base. One idea proposed is the creation of a transnational conservation area, or peace park.
  • South Korea's Leader Warns of North Korea Collapse

    02/16/2016 5:40:42 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 15 replies
    ABC News ^ | Feb 15, 2016 | hyung-jin kim
    South Korea's Leader Warns of North Korea Collapse SEOUL, South Korea -- Feb 15, 2016, 11:40 PM ET South Korea's president warned Tuesday that rival North Korea faces collapse if it doesn't abandon its nuclear bomb program, an unusually strong broadside that will likely infuriate Pyongyang. President Park Geun-hye, in a nationally televised parliamentary address defending her decision to shut down a jointly run factory park in North Korea, said South Korea will take unspecified "stronger and more effective" measures to make North Korea realize its nuclear ambitions will result only in speeding up of its "regime collapse."
  • Election 2016: What Was Marco Rubio Arrested For At Age 18 In Miami?

    02/01/2016 8:13:30 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 51 replies
    Internation Business Times ^ | January 21, 2015 | Adam Lidgett
    Before becoming a Florida senator or a 2016 Republican presidential hopeful, Marco Rubio was apparently just another kid caught in the wrong place at the wrong time. After a bad first year at college in Missouri, Rubio returned home to Miami shortly before the summer of 1990, when he was arrested in May at age 18 for being in a public park after it had closed for the night, the Washington Post reported Thursday. The misdemeanor offense was eventually dismissed, and most of the documentation that led to the dismissal of charges has been destroyed by the Miami-Dade County court...
  • Chesapeake park ranger caught on camera pointing pistol at couple leaving park past closing time

    10/22/2015 4:35:39 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 37 replies
    WTKR ^ | 10/19/15
    A Chesapeake park ranger was caught on camera pointing his pistol at a couple. It was a confrontation that started because the couple left a city park after closing time. “I was hoping he wasn't going to shoot at us,” says Dylan Newton, who recorded a 7-minute video of the ranger. “With all the things going on in the media with cops using excessive force and all these videos coming out like that's the only thing running through my head like I’m going to be one of these people.” Newton says it all happened Sunday night at the city's Northwest...
  • $100B/Yr Climate Finance Challenging, But Possible (global taxes!) - UN Panel (Soros)

    11/06/2010 11:28:07 PM PDT · by SmartInsight · 33 replies
    WSJ ^ | Nov. 5, 2010 | Selina Williams
    Raising $100 billion a year of climate finance by 2020 is challenging, but possible through mechanisms including carbon markets, domestic carbon taxes and a variety of international transportation taxes, a United Nations advisory group said in a report Friday. Earlier this year, the UN's Ban established the panel, which includes U.S. National Economic Council Director Larry Summers, billionaire financier George Soros and Deutsche Bank vice-chairman Caio Koch-Weser. The financing will be used to support mitigation and adaptation efforts in developing countries--in particular, for the poorest and most vulnerable communities.
  • Memory of Rahway World War II vets kept alive in park (map found)

    05/25/2015 1:49:59 PM PDT · by Libloather · 3 replies
    Link only - Memory of Rahway World War II vets kept alive in park
  • PA:CCW Holder stops Crime Spree, Kills Suspect

    02/08/2015 1:45:13 PM PST · by marktwain · 42 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 6 February, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    A 67-Year-Old CCW permit holder stopped a crime spree and a budding criminal career on Wednesday, 4 February, 2015 in Cobbs Creek Park in Pennsylvania.   The victim was walking along a path when the assailant, wearing a mask and brandishing a pistol, ran up to him, demanding that he "Give it up, give me all you got" according to the Upper Darby Police. The intended victim did not play the expected role.  He used a classic defensive technique, grabbing the assailant's gun while drawing his own.  The 67-Year-Old fired one shot to the attacker's head, killing him and ending...
  • Archaeologists find 1882 rifle leaning against Nevada desert tree

    01/16/2015 6:46:32 AM PST · by nikos1121 · 25 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 1/16/2015 | Dan Whitcomb
    Archaeologists conducting a survey in Great Basin National Park in eastern Nevada have stumbled upon a 132-year-old Winchester rifle propped against a tree, possibly having been left there more than a century ago. The rifle, which records show was manufactured and shipped by the gun maker in 1882, had been leaning against the Juniper tree for so long that the wood of its stock was cracked and deteriorated from the desert sun, its barrel rusted. "It really is a mystery," said Nichole Andler, a public information officer for Great Basin National Park. "We know it has been out there awhile...
  • Rusted, 132-year-old Winchester rifle found against tree in Nevada national park

    01/15/2015 12:27:04 PM PST · by servo1969 · 42 replies ^ | 1-15-2015 | Fox News
    The story of how it got there may never be known, but a rusting 132-year-old Winchester rifle -- known in U.S. lore as "the gun that won the West" -- was recently found resting against a juniper tree in a Nevada national park. The gun, its stock split, gray and faded like driftwood, and its steel barrel rusted brown, blended in perfectly against the tree in a remote part of the Great Basin National Park until a National Parks Service employee spotted it. “The rifle, exposed for all those years to sun, wind, snow and rain, was found leaning against...
  • Mystery 132-year-old rifle found in national park

    01/15/2015 7:57:16 AM PST · by Brother Cracker · 29 replies
    Odd_News ^ | Jan. 14, 2015 | Ben Hooper
    GREAT BASIN NATIONAL PARK, Nev., -- Officials at Nevada's Great Basin National Park said they are trying to determine the origins of a 132-year-old rifle found leaning against a tree. Park officials said the rifle, identified by an engraving on its side as a Model 1873 Winchester manufactured in 1882, was found blending in with the colors of a juniper tree in the park and seems to have been there for "many years." The officials wrote on the park's Facebook page the rifle was "exposed to sun, wind, snow, and rain" and features "a cracked wood stock, weathered to grey"...
  • 132 Year-old Winchester rifle found against a tree at Great Basin National Park

    01/14/2015 6:40:49 PM PST · by jazusamo · 135 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 14, 2015 | Douglas Ernst
    Archaeologists traversing the Great Basin National Park in Nevada came across an interesting find: a 132-year-old Winchester Model 1873 repeating rifle. The Facebook page for Great Basin National Park said in a post last week that researchers found the rifle, known as “the gun that won the West,” leaning up against a tree. “The 132 year-old rifle, exposed to sun, wind, snow, and rain was found leaning against a tree in the park. The cracked wood stock, weathered to grey, and the brown rusted barrel blended into the colors of the old juniper tree in a remote rocky outcrop, keeping...
  • The mystery of the 132-year-old Winchester rifle found propped against a national park tree

    01/15/2015 6:23:25 AM PST · by NowApproachingMidnight · 75 replies
    Post ^ | 1/14/15 | Elahe Izadi
    Archaeologists conducting surveys in Nevada’s Great Basin National Park came upon a gun frozen in time: a .44-40 Winchester rifle manufactured in 1882. It was propped up against a juniper tree.
  • Hunters may be hired to kill 2,800 deer on Civil War battlefields

    08/03/2014 11:20:47 AM PDT · by ckilmer · 72 replies
    theverge ^ | August 2, 2014 04:47 pm | By Dante D'Orazio
    Hunters may be hired to kill 2,800 deer on Civil War battlefields By Dante D'Orazio on August 2, 2014 04:47 pm   (Scott Bauer, US Department of Agriculture / Flickr)  7inShare Civil War battlefields may soon light up with gunfire once again if a new plan to "reduce" deer populations gets approved. The US National Parks Service has proposed a $1.8 million plan to hire sharpshooters to hunt and kill white-tailed deer at three Civil War battlefields over the next five years.Deer populations at the Antietam and Monocacy battlefields, located in Maryland, as well as the Manassas battlefield in Virginia, are far...
  • Interior Dept. Launches Program to Incorporate Gay-History Sites Into Parks System

    05/30/2014 9:10:25 AM PDT · by C19fan · 31 replies
    PJ Media ^ | May 30, 2013 | Bridget Johnson
    The Interior Department announced today that the National Park Service is launching a study to “identify places and events associated with the story of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Americans” for inclusion in the national parks system. The National Historic Landmark Program began actively looking for sites associated with LGBT history in 2010 for the potential of being listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Today’s directive, part of a broader administration initiative to “ensure that the National Park Service reflects and tells a more complete story of the people and events responsible for building this nation,” will...
  • The Five-Year-Old Boy Rebuilding West, Texas

    05/03/2014 8:32:49 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 9 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 5-3-14 | Priscila Mosqueda 
    After losing his father to the fertilizer plant explosion that almost destroyed his hometown, Parker Pustejovsky is spearheading the effort to recover—and he’s barely old enough to read. WEST, Texas — One year ago on April 17, five-year-old Parker Pustejovsky lost his father in the fertilizer plant explosion that wrecked the small Texas town of West. Joey Pustejovsky was one of 10 first responders to die trying to put out the fire that precipitated the blast. It wasn’t long before young Parker declared he would rebuild the city park, stripped bare by the explosion—and he’d do it by selling hot...
  • National Park Proves a Hard Gift to Give

    01/10/2014 11:08:34 AM PST · by Theoria · 6 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 09 Jan 2014 | KATHARINE Q. SEELYE
    Lucas St. Clair pulled up to an overlook in Maine’s North Woods to a stunning vista of Mount Katahdin, the state’s highest peak and the endpoint of the Appalachian Trail. Stretched out below was a vast green carpet of pine and spruce flecked with golden aspens and blazing red maples; Millinocket Lake glistened in the distance.“I think it’s national-park worthy,” he said.This was not an idle observation. Mr. St. Clair and his mother, Roxanne Quimby, who owns the land, have been trying for years to turn these woods into a national park. But ferocious opposition has stalled their plan, partly...
  • DNR struggling to curb sex at Mazomanie nude beach

    12/02/2013 10:25:32 AM PST · by Sopater · 52 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | Dec. 2, 2013 7:04 a.m. | Todd Richmond
    Wisconsin authorities thought they could curb libidos at the state's nude beach by closing it on weekdays, but citation data shows the move just shifted the hanky-panky to the weekends. The Department of Natural Resources issued 13 citations at the beach between June and early October this year. All were for sex, and 11 were issued on weekends. Those numbers are down from 2012 totals, but wardens said the problem is far more prevalent than the numbers suggest. All the citations were issued during just seven days of surveillance and some people seen having sex ran off before wardens could...
  • Live Thread: Congress Receives Update on Rollout (Obamacare)

    11/13/2013 6:32:28 AM PST · by Whenifhow · 76 replies ^ | November 13, 2013 | C-span
    Cmte. Chair Darrell Issa (R-CA) holds another in a series of hearings on the implementation of the Affordable Care Act and the rollout of the government's healthcare website. The administration says the website will be fixed by the end of November.
  • Park Service OKs immigrationreform rally on ´closed´ National Mall

    10/07/2013 11:35:30 AM PDT · by Nachum · 56 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/7/13 | Charlie Spiering
    A planned immigration reform rally will take place on the National Mall on Tuesday even though the site is closed due to the government shutdown. Organizers for the "Camino Americano: March for Immigration Reform" were spotted Monday setting up a stage and equipment on the National Mall for the rally which will take place on Tuesday. A few scattered barriers around the park have signs informing visitors that the area is closed as a result of the government shutdown. Susana Flores, a spokesperson for the rally, confirmed for the Washington Examiner that the Park Service will allow the event to
  • There was a hoverboarder in the river outside PNC Park on Sunday

    09/15/2013 8:20:41 PM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies ^ | 9/15/13 | Dan Wohl
    Let it be known: McCovey Cove doesn't have a monopoly on strange watery MLB happenings. The scene on the Allegheny River outside PNC Park was as wacky as anything we've seen in San Francisco on Sunday, as a fan appeared to have brought a hoverboard to the Cubs-Pirates game. Marty McFly would have been proud -- and after all, we're only two years away from these things being widely available:
  • Buffalo Senior James LeGrand Brutal Beating Caught on Tape

    06/04/2013 4:20:50 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Guardian Express ^ | June 3, 2013 | Paul Kasprzak
    A brutal beating of a Buffalo, N.Y. senior was caught on video. WGRZ-TV was given a video of a Buffalo man who was brutally beaten by a group of high school student. The incident happened in North Buffalo at Shoshone Park two weeks ago as James LeGrand, who is a part of Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown’s Impact Team, was in the park’s parking lot when he noticed two girls arguing with a bunch of student who surrounded them and were encouraging them to fight. He tried to break up the fight several times and then got a camera and started...
  • Golden Gate Park pot party a major mess [San Francisco]

    04/22/2013 6:05:45 AM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 38 replies ^ | Sunday, April 21, 2013 | Victoria Colliver
    San Francisco park workers and volunteers spent much of Sunday picking up and hauling away 10,000 pounds of garbage strewn all over the eastern part of Golden Gate Park known as Hippie Hill, the remnants of Saturday's annual yet unofficial pot-smoking bacchanalia. But this year's annual celebration - which falls each year on April 20 and is known as "420" - drew a larger-than-average crowd of between 10,000 and 15,000 revelers on the warm weekend day. They proceeded to smoke, drink, eat and rack up more than $10,000 in costs for city crews to clean up the mess, ironically just...
  • Attention New Mexico Concealed Handgun Licensees – Important Rule Change

    10/20/2012 8:07:40 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 20 October, 2012 | NRA-ILA
    Charlotte, NC --( Yesterday, the State Parks Division of the New Mexico Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department held a public hearing to accept input on proposed amendments to Section of the New Mexico Administrative Code, which includes a removal of the current ban on concealed handgun licensees carrying handguns in state parks. A representative from the NRA-ILA testified in support of this rule change, along with several concealed handgun instructors from across the state. No one spoke in opposition to this proposal. The Department will continue to accept written comments on the measure until 5:00pm on October 31....
  • NM proposes allowing concealed handguns in state parks

    09/22/2012 8:10:56 PM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies ^ | 18 September, 2012 | AP
    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - A state agency is proposing to allow people licensed to carry a concealed handgun to bring their loaded weapons into a New Mexico state park.
  • VCDL Reports on Chesterfield County VA Guns In Parks Ordinance(VA)

    09/21/2012 6:09:59 PM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 21 September, 2012 | VCDL
    Covington VA --( Wednesday Sept 19th, the Chesterfield Board of Supervisors had a hearing on fixing a poorly-worded ordinance which confused some Chesterfield police officers into unlawfully kicking a gun owner out of a Chesterfield park. Here is the old wording: “Sec. 14-11 (B) No person shall transport, possess or carry a loaded firearm within 100 yards of any property line of any county public school or county park, except as otherwise permitted by state law.” The County Attorney recommended this change: “Sec. 14-11 (B) No HUNTER shall transport, possess or carry a loaded firearm within 100 yards of any...
  • OMG! Stranded Hiker Fires a .45! In a National Park! OMG

    09/03/2012 11:04:20 AM PDT · by marktwain · 29 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 2 September, 2012 | Dan Zimmerman
    Chalk up another life saved by a gun. Huh? No really, it happens once in a while. And like lots of unreported DGUs, this won’t show up on any FBI statistical breakdown. Tim Bailey was on a 36-mile hike through Olympic National Park in Washington last Sunday – with his gun! – when he tumbled 150 feet down a ravine and broke his ankle. Though unable to get far, he had enough gear and smarts to keep himself alive for almost four days ’til help arrived. And he used his .45 to get the attention of rescuers . . ....
  • Bird visits Blue Grass Festival...

    07/29/2012 3:12:29 PM PDT · by Doogle · 15 replies
    YT ^ | 06/07/11 | KeeneValleyGuy
    Surprise visitor (at about 1:30) during performance by Josh Williams at the Doyle Lawson Bluegrass Festival at Denton Farm Park in Denton, NC on May 5, 2011.
  • Happy Birthday Disneyland

    07/17/2012 3:32:46 PM PDT · by chargers fan · 19 replies
    Youtube ^ | 17 July 1955 | Walt Disney
    Today in 1955 was the opening day of Disneyland with an hour long special on ABC (attached). Ronald Reagan is one of the narrators.
  • An anti-Jew in the zoo: Elmo kicked out of Central Park Zoo

    06/25/2012 5:41:18 PM PDT · by SteelToe · 4 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | June 25, 2012 | Stephen Elliot
    Police removed a mentally disturbed man in an Elmo costume from New York City’s Central Park Zoo on Sunday afternoon. The man was spouting anti-Jewish insults, including encouraging visitors at the zoo to read “The International Jew” — an anti-Semitic series of pamphlets published by Henry Ford. The anti-Semitic Elmo made his first appearance in 2009 in Times Square, demanding people give him money to take pictures of him. Berating people who refused to give him money, Elmo said, “Elmo needs to make a living too.” He popped up again in 2010. When observers Sunday told the Elmo to get...
  • Minn. DNR to test if rifle practice has a place in state parks

    06/14/2012 9:26:31 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies ^ | 14 June, 2012 | LAURIE BLAKE
    State officials are considering holding firearms safety training in state parks -- normally off-limits to hunting and target shooting -- to accommodate a growing demand for classes. To try the idea, for the first time this fall they will let students shoot .22-caliber rifles in classes at a state recreation area and a wildlife management area. If these trials go well, the firearms training, limited to a few hours on a handful of days, may be offered in the future at Fort Snelling State Park, William O'Brien State Park near Stillwater and other large state parks. Officials stress that any...
  • City pulls gun ordinance(AR)

    06/12/2012 11:16:52 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies ^ | 11 June, 2012 | Preston Tolliver
    An ordinance that would prohibit the carrying of a concealed handgun in city-owned parks was pulled from the Russellville City Council's agenda Monday due to a discovered potential change with federal park guidelines. Recreation and Parks Director Mack Hollis requested the ordinance he submitted on behalf of his department's board be pulled, citing in an email the Recreational Lands Self Defense Act of 2011 — a bill that has passed in the House of Representatives and is pending in the U.S. Senate that would prohibit the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) from barring weapons otherwise authorized under state law....
  • Police: Relative shoots teenager at Lancaster city park(PA)

    06/08/2012 4:03:42 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies ^ | 7 June, 2012 | NA
    A 15-year-old boy was shot in the arm by a relative during a family outing Wednesday at Long's Park, according to Lancaster city police. Investigators said the teen was squirting a "super-soaker type" water gun shortly after 4 p.m. when James Lawoyne Thedford Sr. shot him, hitting the boy's right wrist. Thedford and others took the boy to an area hospital, where he was treated and released, according to Capt. Kent Switzer. The gun believed to have been used in the shooting was recovered from the vehicle that was used to take the teen to the hospital, according to investigators....
  • Napoleon... the theme park

    03/26/2012 9:25:18 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 39 replies · 93+ views
    BBC News ^ | 26 March 2012 | Hugh Schofield
    Plans are afoot to build a theme park based on the life and times of the French leader Napoleon Bonaparte. Can it be a tourist magnet to rival nearby Disneyland Paris? You have heard of Napoleon the emperor, the general, the reformer, the lover. Of the humble Corsican who took destiny by the throat, whose armies marched through Europe, bringing subjugation yet also emancipation. And how he was stopped at the gates of Moscow, fought a last hurrah at Waterloo, and died in Atlantic exile. So maybe you will be interested in the latest attempt to memorialise this greatest of...
  • McD: Don’t pack heat in national parks

    02/19/2012 8:06:35 AM PST · by marktwain · 99 replies ^ | 17 February, 2012 | Joel Connelly
    In a display of defiance at the U.S. Capitol’s governing gun lobby, Rep. Jim McDermott, D-Wash., and eight colleagues have introduced legislation to reinstate a ban on carrying loaded firearms in America’s national parks. The legislation was prompted by January’s murder of Mt. Rainier National Park ranger Margaret Anderson. Anderson was shot as she set up a road block for a car that didn’t stop at a chain-up checkpoint. By Joe Sebille“The dreadful and deeply saddening event that occurred on Mt. Rainier makes me question why on earth people should be allowed to carry loaded weapons in our national parks,”...
  • A Win For Concealed Carry In Forsyth County, NC

    02/16/2012 6:00:32 AM PST · by marktwain
    No Lawyers - Only Guns and Money ^ | 14 February, 2012 | John Richardson
    The Forsyth County (NC) Commissioners voted 4 to 2 to allow concealed carry in all areas of county parks in the county. Unlike the City of Winston-Salem which is located within Forsyth County, the commissioners seem to have listened to their constituents. From GRNC: The approved ordinance not only allows concealed carry in all parks, recreational facilities, trails, greenways, etc., but also adds a provision for keeping one's gun locked in a vehicle in ANY county property - meaning county properties beyond parks. The only exceptions to allowing concealed carry in parks are Tanglewood (where alcohol may be sold and...
  • North Carolina’s Guns in Parks Saga Continues

    02/13/2012 8:53:00 PM PST · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 13 February, 2012 | GRNC
    North Carolina --( Forsyth Commissioners will decide whether or not to enact gun bans at their next meeting, Monday, February 13th. The scheduled vote will either promote the Second Amendment or trample upon it. This is your opportunity to be heard. Commissioner Bill Whiteheart has spoken out against this ban, but needs help. It appears that most of the Republican Commissioners support lawful carry, we need to establish a presence at this meeting to ensure they don’t develop cold feet. Under HB 650 that went into effect Dec. 1, only very narrowly defined “recreation areas” may be posted. Like some...
  • Gun-rights nonprofit gearing up for lawsuit against Winston-Salem(NC)

    02/09/2012 9:10:30 AM PST · by marktwain ^ | 6 February, 2012 | LAURA GRAFF
    A statewide gun-rights nonprofit has commitments from 12 Winston-Salem residents who are willing to sue the city of Winston-Salem over a city ordinance prohibiting guns in parts of the city's parks, the nonprofit's president said Monday. Paul Valone, president of Grass Roots North Carolina, said he believes the Winston-Salem ordinance passed in November violates the spirit of a state law passed in July. The state law the General Assembly passed last summer allows people with concealed-carry permits to have guns in parks, but the law allows municipalities to ban guns from parks that have athletic facilities or playgrounds. Before the...
  • Ashe Commissioners Deal with Gun Issue(AL)

    02/09/2012 8:31:07 AM PST · by marktwain · 3 replies ^ | 8 February, 2012 | Gary Childers
    “There will come a day, a point in time, when that frog is cooked, and all our rights and all our freedoms and all our liberties are going to be gone, folks,” comments made by Ashe County Commissioner, Gerald Price, in support of a motion he had made to not ban the carrying of concealed weapons on county property. His motion was made after listening to nineteen speakers share their beliefs, pro or con, during a public hearing on the issue. Rita Prevette, director of Ashe County Parks and Recreation Department, was one of three speakers who encouraged the Commissioners...
  • Obama Park Service Official Beaten Like A Rented Mule At OWS Hearing

    01/26/2012 10:55:47 AM PST · by Nachum · 27 replies
    fox ^ | 1/26/12 | fox
    The head of the National Park Service defended his decision to let Occupy protesters camp out in a park in the middle of Washington, D.C., though he said Tuesday the group will be given one last warning before being evicted. NPS Director Jonathan Jarvis testified to the House Oversight and Government Reform subcommittee on the District of Columbia that protests are a right under the First Amendment, although he acknowledged that some homeless people "have taken advantage of the situation." He added that this is not the first time the Park Service has allowed protesters to remain for weeks at...
  • Mount Rainier shooting opens door for agenda pandering

    01/03/2012 7:25:49 AM PST · by marktwain · 16 replies
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 2 January, 2012 | Dave Workman
    Four people shot in Skyway and hours later, the same “person of interest” is allegedly involved in the slaying of a Mount Rainier National Park ranger, and in the aftermath, a debate is erupting over a 2010 law that allowed private citizens to carry loaded firearms in national parks in accordance with the laws of the state in which the park is located. Congress lifted a ban on carrying loaded guns in national parks in February 2010 amid warnings by critics that the action would lead to gun violence and poaching.—Seattle Times KING 5 morning anchor Joyce Taylor also tried...
  • Associated Press Displays Anti-Rights Credentials

    01/03/2012 7:17:41 AM PST · by marktwain · 3 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | 2 January, 2012 | Howard Nemerov
    Associated Press reported that on Sunday, a Mount Rainier National Park ranger was murdered by a man whom authorities suspect had earlier shot four people at a house party near Seattle. The story’s fairly well written until the conclusion, which is where writers place the message they want readers to take with. After writing about how sad this situation is — and it is – AP wrote: It has been legal for people to take loaded firearms into Mount Rainier since 2010, when a federal law went into effect that made possession of firearms in national parks subject to state...
  • In gun debate, here's food for thought (NC)

    12/12/2011 3:56:50 AM PST · by marktwain · 1 replies ^ | 11 December, 2011 | Don Pomeroy
    Absolutely, people should be allowed to defend themselves anywhere. Providing the option to ban concealed-carry handguns from "recreational facilities" was a bad change to House Bill 650, which became law on Dec. 1. It should never have occurred. The inclusion of that provision was a lame attempt by ignorant state legislators to water down the bill. The personal choice of some state representatives to refrain from carrying a weapon for self-defense does not extend to allowing legislators to take that choice from other North Carolinians regardless of the location in question. So, yes, concealed carry should be allowed anywhere in...
  • Protesters Coming Down With the "Zuccotti Lung"

    11/11/2011 9:56:23 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 82 replies
    NBC NY ^ | 11/11/11 | Staff
    With wintry weather poised to swoop into the cramped outdoor quarters of Occupy Wall Street protesters, it may not be long before more campers catch what's being called "Zuccotti lung." That's what demonstrators have dubbed the sickness that seems to be spreading among them at an unpleasantly high rate these days: "It's a real thing," Willie Carey, 28, told the New York Times. With little sleep in cold conditions, cigarettes and drinks being passed from mouth to mouth, and few opportunities to wash hands, Zuccotti Park may now just be the best place to catch respiratory viruses, norovirus (also known...
  • It’s crime all the time at Zuccotti Park (Obamaville Tent City is becoming Camp Crime)

    11/09/2011 5:32:49 AM PST · by Libloather · 54 replies
    It’s crime all the time at Zuccotti ParkBy LARRY CELONA, JAMIE SCHRAM and KIRSTAN CONLEY Last Updated: 9:36 AM, November 7, 2011 Tent City is becoming Camp Crime. Occupy Wall Street squatters at Zuccotti Park have been busted in recent weeks for incidents ranging from petty thefts to menacing threats and from low-life drug sales to sicko sex attacks, law-enforcement sources told The Post. The complaints have been a near-daily phenomena since Oct. 11, just about three weeks after a few dozen anti-greed activists began occupying the private park. “There’s been a spike in crime the last few weeks,” one...
  • Community Board Asks "Occupy Wall Street" Protesters To Clean Up, Quiet Down [urinating in street]

    10/21/2011 8:03:17 AM PDT · by ETL · 33 replies
    NY-1 News ^ | Oct 20, 2011 | Michael Herzenberg
    “This has been a nightmare,” said Brian Summers, who lives near Zuccotti Park. Summers said those trying to force corporations to become better corporate citizens should learn to be better citizens themselves. “It makes us feel horrible. We work down here, we live down here,” said Summers. Drums are played each and every day. The noise registers as 117 on a decibel meter. According to the federal government, regular exposure to 110 decibels can lead to permanent hearing loss. From blocks away, it might not be physically harmful, but neighbors say it's damaging lives. “We support the message, and a...
  • 9th Circuit won't rehear Calif. park cross case

    10/17/2011 1:56:02 PM PDT · by Cardhu · 10 replies
    Sacremento Bee ^ | October 17th 2011 | AP Staff
    SAN DIEGO -- A full panel of federal judges has declined to rehear the case of a war memorial cross in a public park in San Diego that has been deemed unconstitutional by the court. A group fighting to preserve the monument announced Monday that the 11-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals denied its request. Five of the judges dissented, stating the cross should stay. A three-judge panel in January ruled that the cross conveys a message of religion and is unconstitutional. Kelly Shackelford says her organization will appeal to the Supreme Court. Shackelford is an...
  • Wall Street protesters vow to stay put (despite living in disease infested filth)

    10/13/2011 7:10:40 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 79 replies
    cnn ^ | 10/12/2011 | cnn
    Protesters will resist any efforts to remove them from the Lower Manhattan park where they have been camped for nearly a month, despite Mayor Michael Bloomberg's order that they vacate the park at 7 a.m. Friday so it can be cleaned, an organizer said Thursday. "Come tomorrow morning, we will passively resist and make it as difficult a process to remove us as possible," said Occupy Wall Street spokesman Tyler Combelic. "It's not an occupation if you can't occupy the park." His words appeared to be backed up by the sentiment of the crowd of more than 1,000 protesters who...
  • Muslims, police fight at New York theme park over headscarf ban

    A New York amusement park was shut down Tuesday after local police scuffled with Muslim visitors upset over the park’s headscarf ban. About 3,000 Muslims from New York City visited Rye Playland in Westchester County to celebrate Eid al-Fitr, the end of Ramadan. When they arrived, women wearing headscarves found they could not go on some of the rides, as all headgear is prohibited so that hats don’t fall onto the tracks. When families lined up to get refunds, fights broke out and police arrived on the scene, the New York Daily News reports. Fifteen visitors were arrested and two...
  • Sultan (WA) nudist club fights gun range near its park

    01/11/2011 7:06:42 PM PST · by llevrok · 50 replies
    SULTAN, Wash. (AP) - A Sultan nudist club is suing to stop a public shooting range from being built near the park it runs for nude outdoor enthusiasts. Lake Bronson Club sued the state Board of Natural Resources and Snohomish County last week, saying the state can't transfer 150 acres of forestland to the county for a gun range. The lawsuit alleges state law requires the land be used for a public park. Club secretary Jodi Halfhill says it's not a good idea to have a shooting range a mile from a social camping club. The club has about 320...