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Dogs. Costumes. Come on! Time for a parade!
- A Feast of BTS filming pics! #AlexOLoughlin #ChiMcBride #NickJonas @PLenkov (h50bamftumblr.wordpress.com)
- ShortStack Releases New Facebook Marketing eBook for the Holidays (prweb.com)
- Crowdfunding Inaugural Furniture Line (steinbergdesign.wordpress.com)
- Casey Gollan: How to Set Up a Facebook Page (prweb.com)
- Everything You Need to Know About Facebook Apps (visual.ly)
- WakeUpNow Wednesday: Get Paid For Being On Facebook (wunoutlaw.wordpress.com)
- fishbat, Leader in Online Marketing Companies, Comments On the Role of… (prweb.com)
- Email Marketing IS Less Effective Than Before, So Here’s What I’m Doing (williecrawford.com)
- Selfish Social Media (tntproductions2013.wordpress.com)
- Facebook (D)evolves? (hkjonoedu.wordpress.com)
PHISH – FALL 2013
- Show Time: 7:30 pm
- Doors Open: 6:30 pm
1. Creepy Colonel Sanders
You remember this guy. He’s the mascot for KFC, the fast-food giant whose own animal-welfare advisers have resigned in frustration over the company’s refusal to change its evil practices. You may as well go ahead and throw some horns on him, too!
2. Wretched Ronald McDonald
This sicko plays cute to the kiddos, but behind the scenes, he is responsible for the largest mass murder of chickens ever. Every day, thousands of birds have their throats slit and are tossed in a tank of boiling water, often while still conscious! Wretched Ronald may love it, but we’re hatin’ it.
3. The barbaric baby coat
Here’s a real-life horror story for you. Every year, thousands of baby harp seals are bludgeoned to death with the approval of the Canadian government! Are they friggin’ serious with that? Yup, they are. And we’re serious with our coat made of human babies. Try this one on for size, and get people to realize that slaughtering any baby is shameful.
4. Whose skin are you in?
You may recall seeing sexy ladies slithering around outside of New York’s Fashion Week this September. They weren’t there just to look good! They had a message for designers: Keep wildlife out of your wardrobe. With a homemade sign and some very carefully applied cruelty-free bodypaint, you can show some of your own skin and make that same statement!
5. A hunk of bloody meat
It’s true that steak had a face once—and a thigh, an arm, and a stomach. We all experience love, sadness, and happiness, and we all bleed red. Take a cue from PETA campaigner Ashley Byrne, and go to a Halloween party as a bloody slab of meat, because, really, what’s the difference between our bodies and theirs? OK, she’s in better shape than I am, but you know what I mean!
Whether you’re at a Halloween party with tons of people or are in for a casual night with friends—these costumes offer a great way to get the animal rights conversation started!
- McDonald’s Taken to Task Over Ronald McDonald House (investorplace.com)
- McDonald’s slammed over Ronald McDonald House giving (usatoday.com)
- Ronald McDonald Houses ….. Ever wonder???? (theobamacrat.com)
- Planet Fulfillment Donates to Ronald McDonald House Charities of San… (prweb.com)
- McDonald’s Fires Back At Damning Charity Report, Says It’s ‘Shameful And Misleading’ (huffingtonpost.com)
- Nonprofit of the Week: Ronald McDonald House Charities, Morgantown (whitneylynngodwin.wordpress.com)
- #BanksyNY 16: Ronald McDonald in South Bronx (animalnewyork.com)
- Report Finds McDonald’s Skimps On Charity Donations (forbes.com)
- Banksy’s Latest Is a Fiberglass Ronald McDonald in the South Bronx (blogs.villagevoice.com)
- Viridian Investments Attends RMHC’s 30th Anniversary Gala (prweb.com)
“These Drones Attack Us and the Whole World is Silent”: New Film Exposes Secret U.S. War. ”Too Scared to Go Outside”: Family of Pakistani Grandmother Killed in U.S. Drone Strike Speaks Out
One year ago, a 67-year-old Pakistani woman was killed by an alleged U.S. drone while picking vegetables in a field with her grandchildren on October 24, 2012. The United States has never acknowledged killing her or any other drone strike victims in Pakistan, always claiming that it is militants locked in the crosshairs. This week, her son and two of her grandchildren traveled to Washington, D.C., to became the first drone victims to testify before members of Congress — even though only five Democrats appeared at the hearing. Live in studio, we speak to Rafiq Rehman and his two children, nine-year-old Nabila and 13-year-old Zubair, both of whom were injured in the strike. “I don’t understand why this happened to me. I have done nothing wrong,” Zubair says. “What I would like to say to the American people is to please tell your government to end these drones because it is disrupting our lives.”
A U.S. drone strike killed three people in northwest Pakistan earlier today, marking the first such attack since Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif publicly called for President Obama to end the strikes. Just last week, Amnesty International said the United States may be committing war crimes by killing innocent Pakistani civilians in drone strikes. Today we air extended clips from the new documentary, “Unmanned: America’s Drone Wars,” and speak to filmmaker Robert Greenwald. The film looks at the impact of U.S. drone strikes through more than 70 interviews with attack survivors in Pakistan, a former U.S. drone operator, military officials, and more. The film opens with the story of a 16-year-old Tariq Aziz who was killed by drone. just days after attending an anti-drone conference in Islamabad. We are also joined by human rights attorney Jennifer Gibson of Reprieve, co-author of the report, “Living Under Drones.”.
- Pakistani family recounts drone strike before U.S. Congress (thehindu.com)
- Victim’s grandchild: ‘I no longer love blue skies’ (philebersole.wordpress.com)
- ‘Too Scared to Go Outside’ (truthdig.com)
- Pakistan Cites Fewer Civilian Deaths in U.S. Drone Strikes (nytimes.com)
- “These Drones Attack Us and the Whole World is Silent”: New Film Exposes Secret U.S. War (democracynow.org)
- Pakistani Family Recounts Drone Terror Before Congress (voanews.com)
- U.S. drone strike on Pakistan kills 3 (edition.cnn.com)
- Making sense of drone death reports (bbc.co.uk)
- Teen tells how grandmother was killed by drone strike… (telegraph.co.uk)
- Pakistan: 3 percent of drone deaths were civilians (sfgate.com)
- How to make the original Zombie at Vinyl Rewind (sunsetdaily.wordpress.com)
- Halloween Contest Entry: (sunsetdaily.wordpress.com)
- Vinyl Rewind (sunsetdaily.wordpress.com)
- Happy Halloween in the SEC (espn.go.com)
- Halloween Vinyl Releases: John Carpenter’s Halloween, Mondo Zombie Boogaloo & More! (hypebot.com)
- Morning News Rewind – Oct. 31 (globalnews.ca)
- MONDO Releasing Halloween Vinyl Soundtrack On Halloween (firewireblog.com)
- happy halloween! (arayofsunblog.com)
- Happy Halloween!!!! (lifebehindthelenst3i.wordpress.com)
- Mondo prepare John Carpenter’s Halloween OST for vinyl release this week (liveforvinyl.wordpress.com)
The Top Ten Forgotten Cartoons
- FAA loosens rules for e-devices on airline flights – USA TODAY (usatoday.com)
- US spying scandal straining ties with Europe – Los Angeles Times (latimes.com)
- Syria chemical weapons equipment destroyed, says OPCW – BBC News (bbc.co.uk)
- Snowden gets website job in Russia, lawyer says – CNN (cnn.com)
- Strong Taiwan Quake Shakes Buildings, Halts Chipmaking (1) – Businessweek (businessweek.com)
Forest Service: No More Timber Tricks in America’s Tongass!
Urge the Forest Service to consider the wildlife and sustainable jobs that rely on a healthy, intact Tongass during its plan amendment process. Don’t let the timber industry pull more tricks to make our tax dollars – and our old-growth trees – disappear.
With the government shutdown, this Halloween season has been scarier than most. But like Harry Potter on his Nimbus 2000 broomstick, we’re riding some incredible momentum to protect our Tongass National Forest. We need you to keep up the good work before the timber industry pulls more tricks to make our tax dollars – and our old-growth forest – disappear.
Even Congress is getting the message – just two weeks ago, 74 representatives signed onto a letter to the Forest Service asking it to stop unsustainable old-growth logging and put an end to massive timber projects like Big Thorne. Shortly after, the Forest Service announced that the sale was put on hold because it could threaten the survival of deer and Alexander Archipelago wolves.
Now, Alaska Regional Forester Beth Pendleton has agreed to amend the Tongass Land Management Plan (YAY!). This is the plan for how the Tongass will be managed into the future and is a perfect opportunity to call for sustainable management of the forest.
Will you ride the wave of momentum and urge her to choose treats, not timber tricks, for America’s Tongass? Ask her to protect old-growth trees, the home for wildlife and the thriving fishing and tourism jobs that depend on a healthy Tongass.
Thanks, and have a happy HOWL-oween!
P.S. Just for fun:
- Can Logging Switch To Second-Growth Sooner? (alaskapublic.org)
- Can logging switch to second-growth sooner? (kcaw.org)
- Timberrrrrrrr! (juneauempire.com)
- Tales Of The Tongass | What’s The Future Of Our Forest? (juneautek.com)
- Conservationists look to end old-growth logging (juneauempire.com)
- Forest Service to modify Tongass plan (juneauempire.com)
- Development group pushes new Tongass approach (kcaw.org)
- Forest Service To Tweak Tongass Management Plan (alaskapublic.org)
- Impacts Of The Shutdown On The Tongass (alaskapublic.org)
- Wolves safe. USFS halts big Alaska logging project, for now. (greenpeaceblogs.org)
I (Dj Don Edwards) just played live songs by Jimmy Buffett, Kevin Hart, Jerry Garcia Band, Wilco and I am now playing Gimme Shelter LIVE by the (Rolling) Stones at Sunset Live 365!
T he World’s ONLY all Live Radio Format where every song we play is the Live version!
- Jerry Garcia Band: Fall 1989 – The Long Island Sound Due In December (jambase.com)
- Happy Birthday John Lennon | The Night A Beatle Met Jerry Garcia (jambase.com)
- Jerry Garcia Gets Birthday Tribute in ‘Move Me Brightly’ – Premiere (rollingstone.com)
- The Jerry of All Garcias (tomdonaldmusic.wordpress.com)
- American Babies To Cover Jerry Garcia Band With Guests Tonight (jambase.com)
- New iPhone app to send Deadheads over the edge (reviews.cnet.com)
- Variations: Are Warren and Jimmy Buffett Related? (23andme.com)
- For sale: Jerry Garcia’s coastal compound (seattlepi.com)
- Jerry Garcia Birthday Celebration Getting Video Release (wncx.cbslocal.com)
- Moodboard / Roberto Fabrizio (arbe Garbe) 03 (allaccessphoto.org)
Ted Cruz is complaining about the millions spent on the HealthCare.gov web site, but he seems to have developed amnesia about the billions his shutdown cost us. $24 billion. That’s the amount that S&P estimates the shutdown cost the economy. (source)
$24 billion, all for effort to defund health care that had zero chance of succeeding. $24 billion for what was essentially an ego joyride for Senator Cruz.
So now that it’s over, America wants to know, where’s our money?
Thanks for your support, and for fighting back!
- Send Ted Cruz a message: “Senator Cruz, you owe us $24 billion” (sunsetdaily.wordpress.com)
- Reince Priebus on Ted Cruz in 2016: “I don’t know who is going to be the nominee … we’re going to have a great bench though” (piersmorgan.blogs.cnn.com)
- Senator Ted Cruz~”We Need You”! (harleypyrate02.wordpress.com)
- Grover Norquist Turns to Progressive Media in Crusade Against Ted Cruz (breitbart.com)
- Officials investigate tweeted threats against Ted Cruz (khou.com)
- CNBC Reporter Asks for ‘Mexican Music’ to Go With Ted Cruz Story (mediaite.com)
- Ted Cruz’s Black Leftist Stalker (Real Name Troy Gilmore Jr.) Inspired By The Democrat Party Message (patdollard.com)
- Rick Santorum: Ted Cruz ‘Did More Harm’ Than Good With Government Shutdown (huffingtonpost.com)
- Houston newspaper regrets support for Ted Cruz (usatoday.com)
- Ted Cruz to appear on Leno (theblaze.com)
Only 10% Of Desert Tortoises Remain. Recent estimates report that the desert tortoise population of the Southwestern United States has dropped by as much as 90 percent due to poaching, disease and habitat destruction.
The federal government has revealed plans to shut down the Desert Tortoise Conservation Center in Nevada. This is an unsettling move that would require the removal and relocation of up to 1,400 captive desert tortoises into wild tortoise populations.
The concern is desert tortoises held in captivity are usually not equipped to survive in the wild. This also puts the wild, healthy desert tortoises at risk — as the captive population can bring disease, become a competing source for food and shelter, and attract predators.
Desert tortoises once roamed across the deserts of the Southwestern United States. In recent years, some estimates show their population has plummeted by as much as 90 percent, due to poaching, disease and habitat destruction.
Because of this rapid population decline, the Desert Tortoise Conservation Center has served an important role as a place where America‘s displaced and injured desert tortoises could be cared for in a secure environment.
Act now! Urge Interior Secretary Jewell to help prevent a catastrophe for these threatened animals and find a way to keep this center open.
The Desert Tortoise Conservation Center is a beacon of hope; here conservationists provide a haven for displaced and injured tortoises. However, the federal government has revealed plans to shut down the center.
If the Conservation Center in Nevada is shut down, the 1,400 captive tortoises that live there will be removed and relocated to the wild. This would be a catastrophe, as captive tortoises are not equipped to survive — much less thrive — in the wild. In addition, they could infect the wild population with disease, further threatening the species.
We must protect these vulnerable animals!
- 150 pound desert tortoise killed by a car on Interstate 10 near Los Angeles. First time L.A. traffic has ever moved fast enough to actually catch up to a tortoise [Sad] (fark.com)
- Solar Power Project on Indian Reservation Not Immune From Tortoise Trouble (kcet.org)
- Save the Desert Tortoises!!! (fatcatnlazydog.wordpress.com)
- The Desert Tortoise (salmonfishingqueen.wordpress.com)
- Europeans to Gazprom: Stop price gouging! (qz.com)
- Human Impacts (deserttortoise14.wordpress.com)
- The imperiled desert tortoise is paying the price for the solar boom (kmsraj51.wordpress.com)
- Symbiosis (deserttortoise14.wordpress.com)
- 200-year-old tortoise killed crossing California roadway (treehugger.com)
- Tortoises (middlekidc.wordpress.com)
PFAW Senior Legislative Counsel Paul Gordon delivers more than 207,000 petition signatures to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid
On Friday, we delivered more than 207,000 petition signatures — including yours — to Senate Majority Leader Reid opposing obstruction of the three pending nominees to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, to urge Sen. Reid to bring the nominees to a vote.
The response was virtually immediate! Sen. Reid filed a cloture petition on Monday that will lead to a Senate vote tomorrow on the first nominee, Patricia Millett. This step, requiring 60 “yes” votes in order to let the nomination proceed to a simple majority up-or-down confirmation vote, puts Republicans to the test to see if they’ll continue their unprecedented obstruction.
But just today we’re getting word that two key Republican votes in letting the Millett nomination proceed are saying that they plan to filibuster and vote against cloture on Thursday: Rob Portman of Ohio and Mark Kirk of Illinois.
Please let these senators, as well as Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell — the “Obstructor-in-Chief”– hear it from you directly that this is unacceptable.
Call them now and demand that they stop abusing the filibuster and stop obstructing the president’s qualified judicial nominees.
Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH): 202-224-3353
Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL): 202-224-2854
Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY): 202-224-2541
Thank you for keeping the heat on!
Follow Up Note:
THANK YOU for being among the 179,628 concerned Americans who have already signed our petition demanding that Republicans cease their obstruction and the Senate confirm President Obama’s nominees to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals.
Now, with their popularity at an all-time low and Americans fed up with the gridlock they continue to cause, it’s time to put Republican senators to the test.
We’ll be hand-delivering your signatures to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid this week, asking that he bring the president’s D.C. Circuit nominees to the floor.
Senator Reid provided strong and steady leadership during the recent shutdown fight and didn’t give an inch to Tea Party Republicans’ outrageous demands. Let’s make sure he hears from us to keep it up!
And if you can, please support PFAW’s fight to keep far-right ideologues from dominating the federal courts with a donation.
Thank you again for taking action and for all you do.
President Obama has announced three nominees with superb credentials to the U.S. Court of Appeal for the D.C. Circuit, widely regarded as the nation’s second most influential court.
The move significantly steps up the fight against Republican obstruction of judicial nominees.
This isn’t just about D.C. Circuit. It’s about ALL the federal courts, including the Supreme Court. And it’s about executive branch appointees like Labor Secretary, the head of the EPA and the director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
We need to do everything in our power to ratchet up public pressure on all Senators and make sure Republicans don’t dare obstruct D.C. Circuit vacancies from being filled.
Republicans in the U.S. Senate under the leadership of Minority Leader Mitch McConnell have completely twisted and abused the Senate’s filibuster rules. They’ve exploited a 60-vote threshold meant only for extraordinary circumstances to jam up the basic functioning of every branch of government, and deny Americans the progress they voted for and, perhaps more egregious, the access to justice guaranteed to us by the Constitution.
Cornelia Pillard, Patricia Ann Millet and Robert Leon Wilkins are respected legal minds, each with tremendous credentials and experience… and each one of them well within the mainstream and the definition of uncontroversial.
Today’s announcement of such a talented slate of nominees, bring us to THE moment when Republicans’ unprecedented obstruction must finally be challenged by the White House and Democratic Senators with all the ferocity that PFAW and our members have demonstrated for years.
Laughably, the radical obstructionists in the GOP are trying to label the president’s attempt to fill these vacant seats as “court packing!” It’s an incredible distortion. The court needs its open seats filled to restore balance and effectively meet its caseload. But Republicans have gone so far as to propose their own court shrinking plan, to eliminate the unfilled seats and lock in the current far-right majority on the powerful D.C. Circuit.
We can’t let the Right get away with their lies and phony excuses on this one. This is a fight that, together, we can win!
Let us know you’re with us by signing the petition now. And then please help spread the word.
Thank you for everything you do to defend the American Way.
Tell the Senate: Fill the DC Circuit!
CONFIRM Cornelia Pillard, Patricia Ann Millet & Robert Leon Wilkins without delay.
- Reid, Leahy reiterate nuclear option threat over DC Circuit nominees (dailykos.com)
- Brawl Over DC Circuit Coming Next Week (boomantribune.com)
- Patrick Leahy: ‘Insurmountable’ Push For Filibuster Rules Change If GOP Blocks Obama Nominee (huffingtonpost.com)
- Fili-Busted: How The Judicial Nominee Process Became A Nightmare (talkingpointsmemo.com)
- Judicial Confirmation Clash Looms Over Obama’s Nominees (bloomberg.com)
- Reid Files Cloture on Nominee, Second-Most Influential Court could Turn in Obama’s Favor (townhall.com)
- Bring It (boomantribune.com)
- Filibuster Wars To Flare Up As Reid Moves On Top Judges (talkingpointsmemo.com)
- Judicial Nominations Fight to Flare Up (legaltimes.typepad.com)
- Senate Republicans Opposed to D.C. Circuit Court Nominees: Screaming Through Their Hats (huffingtonpost.com)
Vegan Stuffed Berry Pastries
Adapted from MinimalistBaker.com
1 1/2 cups frozen mixed berries
2 Tbsp. maple syrup
1 Tbsp. raw sugar, plus more for garnish
2 cups flour, plus more for rolling out the dough
1 1/2 cups vegan margarine (try Earth Balance brand)
6 Tbsp. ice-cold water
1/2 cup powdered sugar
- Preheat the oven to 375°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Place the frozen berries in a small saucepan over medium heat. Cover with a lid and cook for 5 to 8 minutes, stirring occasionally and smashing down with a spoon. Add the raw sugar and maple syrup and mix well. Transfer to a bowl to cool.
- Mix the flour and salt together in a large bowl. Add 1 cup of the vegan margarine and stir until well combined. Slowly add the cold water 1 tablespoon at time and mix with a wooden spoon until a dough starts to form. The dough should be moist enough to form into a ball but not too sticky. Add more flour if necessary.
- Sprinkle flour on a clean countertop or other surface, then transfer the dough to the floured surface. Using a rolling pin, roll the dough into a large rectangle. Cut into 12 equal squares and carefully transfer each to the baking sheet. Place about 2 tablespoonfuls of the berry mixture onto 6 of the squares, leaving a 1/4-inch border to seal the edges. Using a finger or fork, dot water around the edges so that the squares will stick together. Cover the 6 filling-topped squares with the remaining 6 squares and seal with a fork. Poke a few holes in the top of each pastry, rubbing a tiny bit of vegan butter on top of each. Sprinkle with raw sugar and bake for 25 to 30 minutes.
- While the pastries are cooking, combine the powdered sugar, 1 teaspoonful of the berry mixture, and the remaining vegan margarine in a bowl and mix well to form a glaze.
- Remove the pastries from the oven and let cool for a few minutes, then top with the glaze.
Makes 8 to 10 servings
|Boulder Baby Co.|
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Take A Stand and Scorned by RESPECT are in stores everywhere!
For a change of pace, this week the Vinyl Geek shows you how to make the quintessential Tiki drink, a drink that started the tiki craze and spawned hundreds of Tiki bars, The Zombie! Special thanks to: BeachBum Berry http://beachbumberry.com/ B.G. Reynolds http://bgreynolds.com/ Colonel Tiki http://coloneltiki.com/ Tiki Central http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/ SOCIAL STUFF Official site: http://www.vinylrewind.tv/ Check us out on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/vinylrewind Follow the show on Twitter: twitter.com/vinylrewindtv Or Tweet the Geek: twitter.com/TheVinylGeek THE RECIPES FEATURED CINNAMON-INFUSED SUGAR SYRUP Crush 3 cinnamon sticks place in saucepan with 1 cup sugar 1 cup water bring to a boil stirring until sugar is dissolved lower heat and cover saucepan simmer for 2min remove from heat, keeping covered let sit for 2 hours strain and bottle DON’S MIX 2 parts white grapefruit juice 1 part cinnamon-infused sugar syrup 1934 ZOMBIE 3/4 oz fresh … Click here to go directly to the channel, and please visit S2e TV to watch at anytime!
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It was a year ago today that Superstorm Sandy made landfall.
Millions of families experienced the destruction that followed — homes destroyed, communities left without power, and lives lost.
Sandy is just one example of the sharp increase in extreme weather we’ve seen across the country, from record-setting droughts and wildfires to powerful storms and damaging floods. Science says that’s not a coincidence.
Today, OFA supporters across the country are commemorating this anniversary with a simple message: Climate change is real. It’s happening right now, and it’s urgent that we act. Take a minute to remember — then spread the word.
Too many communities are feeling the consequences of climate change — many are still putting the pieces together. Some are forever changed.
On days like today, it’s not enough to simply remember what we lost. We need to take action to fight climate change however we can, wherever we can. Right now, more than 130 members of Congress refuse to even acknowledge the science behind this issue — we won’t get anywhere until we change that.
On the anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, help send a message.
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Posted By: Sierra Club (campaign leader)
A year ago this week, climate hit home for Americans. Hurricane Sandy, fueled by climate disruption, became the biggest storm of the season. By the time it crashed ashore in New Jersey on October 29, it had already claimed hundreds of lives in the Caribbean – and there was more devastation to come. I watched the news, seeing places from my childhood getting torn to shreds, and I knew this was a different kind of storm.
When the storm had passed, thousands in the Mid-Atlantic and New England were without power or clean water for days or weeks. My parents’ house was flooded and places where I worked as teenager were barely recognizable. Cleanup would take months; recovery remains elusive for many.
We’ve come a long way in the year since Sandy — tourism on the Jersey Shore is starting to pick up again and clean energy technologies like wind and solar are growing exponentially across the country. We need to keep the momentum going to fight climate disruption. I don’t want anyone else to go through what my family and neighbors endured during and after Hurricane Sandy.
That’s why I’m asking you to send a message to the EPA and tell them to protect vulnerable communities from the escalating impacts of climate disruption by safeguarding us from dangerous carbon pollution.
Climate didn’t just hit home for those of us with roots in New Jersey. This summer we all watched helplessly as wildfires in California burned hotter and faster than anyone could have predicted. Floods in Colorado and heat waves across the South and Midwest made it clear from coast to coast that all of our communities — all of our families — are at risk from the effects of runaway climate disruption.
The science is settled, and all but the most stubborn deniers know what’s turning storms into superstorms. We can’t wait for another superstorm to force our decision makers’ heads out of the sand — we have to act now.
In the year since Sandy, you’ve made amazing progress fighting back against climate-destroying projects like the Keystone XL pipeline and winning victories over big polluters in hundreds of communities. More clean energy came online in 2012 than ever before. The march to a clean energy future continued in 2013 with Maryland’s move toward offshore wind power and a major utility in the Midwest seeing that wind and solar are more affordable and reliable than fossil fuels. Activists like you are showing our nation the way forward — and when President Obama announced this summer that his administration was committed to taking climate action, I knew he had received your message loud and clear.
Rebuilding continues back home in New Jersey, and in Colorado, California, and in the hundreds of communities touched by the climate crisis. That work is vital, but it’s just as important that we fight back against the causes of the climate crisis and move beyond dirty fossil fuels. Please take action now.
Thank you for all you do to protect our environment,
- Superstorm Sandy’s Link To Climate Change: ‘The Case Has Strengthened’ Says Researcher (thinkprogress.org)
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- Superstorm Sandy’s Link To Climate Change: ‘The Case Has Strengthened’ (theenergycollective.com)
- 12 Strange Weather Features of Superstorm Sandy (insurancejournal.com)
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- Frances Beinecke: The Next Superstorm: Will Congress Protect Us? (huffingtonpost.com)
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- Tony’s Pier Restaurant On City Island Reopens 1 Year After Superstorm Sandy! (darnellthenewsman.com)
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Senior captain Ali McEvoy has been part of two NCAA field hockey national championship teams while playing for Maryland. The All-American Terp discusses the joy of winning at Maryland, playing for the U.S. National Field Hockey Team and ending her career at Maryland on top. Click here to go directly to the channel, and please visit S2e TV to watch at anytime!
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- Field hockey beats Clark to go undefeated in NEWMAC play (thewellesleynews.com)
Filmmaker Uncovers Her Family’s Shocking Slave-Trading History, Urges Americans to Explore Own Roots. Shackles and Ivy: The Secret History of How Slavery Helped Build America’s Elite Colleges. Renewed Showdown Over Texas Anti-Choice Law Highlights State-by-State Battle for Abortion Access…
A legal battle is being waged in Texas over the controversial new anti-choice law that inspired a people’s filibuster over the summer. Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has asked a federal appeals court judge to immediately reinstate a key part of the new law a day after it was ruled unconstitutional by a lower court judge. On Monday, District Judge Lee Yeakel struck down the provision requiring onerous hospital admitting privileges for abortion doctors. But Yeakel upheld another provision of the law that requires doctors to use a specific protocol for non-surgical, pill-induced abortions — a protocol even the judge himself acknowledged is “assuredly more imposing” and “clearly more burdensome” to women. That provision, and the law’s ban on abortion at 20 weeks post-fertilization, both went into effect on Tuesday. We discuss the impact of the Texas law and the national landscape of abortion access with RH Reality Check legal analyst Jessica Mason Piek…
As we continue our conversation on slavery we are joined by a woman who uncovered that her ancestors were the largest slave trading family in U.S. history. Katrina Browne documented her roots in the film, “Traces of the Trade: A Story From the Deep North” which revealed how her family, based in Rhode Island, was once the largest slave trading family in U.S. history. After the film aired on PBS in 2008, Browne went on to found the Tracing Center on Histories and Legacies of Slavery. We speak to Browne and Craig Steven Wilder, author of the new book, “Ebony & Ivy: Race, Slavery and the Troubled History of America’s Universities.” Watch our extended interview with Craig Steven Wilder about “Ebony & Ivy” at YT LINK TO SEG 2.
A new book 10 years in the making examines at how many major U.S. universities — Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Brown, Dartmouth Rutgers, Williams, and the University of North Carolina among others — are drenched in the sweat, and sometimes the blood, of Africans brought to the United States as slaves. In “Ebony & Ivy: Race, Slavery and the Troubled History of America’s Universities,” Massachusetts Institute of Technology American History Professor Craig Steven Wilder reveals how the slave economy and higher education grew up together. “When you think about the colonial world, until the American Revolution, there is only one college in the south, William & Mary … The other eight colleges were all northern schools and they’re actually located in key sites, for the most part, of the merchant economy where the slave traders had come to power and rose as the financial and intellectual backers of new culture of the colonies,” Wilder says.
- The Most “Haunting” Event in U.S. History (historydepot.wordpress.com)
- Filmmaker Uncovers Her Family’s Shocking Slave-Trading History, Urges Americans to Explore Own Roots (democracynow.org)
- M.I.T. History Professor, Craig Steven Wilder, Explores How Slavery Helped Universities Grow in New Book, “Ebony and Ivy” (blackchristiannews.com)
- ‘Ebony and Ivy,’ About How Slavery Helped Universities Grow (nytimes.com)
- A History Of Slavery At Ivy League Schools (philadelphia.cbslocal.com)
- Fed Judge: Texas Abortion Limits Unconstitutional – ABC News (abcnews.go.com)
- Federal court mulling delay of Texas abortion law (bigstory.ap.org)
- Judge strikes down provisions of Texas abortion law (usnews.nbcnews.com)
- U.S. judge strikes down Texas abortion limits (usatoday.com)
- AG files to restore abortion provision (mysanantonio.com)
First off, here’s the prize: the person who dons the best costume (fans will be voting) will win two tickets to each night of Phish’s SOLD OUT Madison Square Garden shows and an autographed copy of this year’s Phishbill. Two Runner ups will receive a Phish Dry Goods prize package, including the new Niagara Falls 3-CD set and a Phish 10/31/13 Halloween Limited Edition Poster and some other goodies.
To enter the contest, you have to:
1) dress in costume, obvs. between the time doors open and before the third set.
2) have your photo taken at one of two Photo Booths adjacent to either of the merchandise stands.
All photos will be uploaded throughout the night to Phish’s Facebook page, where fans both inside the venue and at home, can vote on the best costume by “liking” the photos. The costume with the most likes wins. We’ll keep voting open until Sunday, November 3rd at 9PM ET, so that those of you traveling home can still take part.
If you’re a part of a group costume, you can get your picture taken with the group, but we can only offer one pair of tickets for each of the three Madison Square Garden shows for the entire group.
Also…all entrants will be able to take home a print out of your photo on the spot, as a memento of your Halloween in Atlantic City.
- The JB List | Amazing Phish Moments At Fall 2013 Venues (jambase.com)
- Scambook Warns of 3 Halloween Scams to Watch Out For (prweb.com)
- Phish Makes First Visit To Reading | Setlist And The Skinny (jambase.com)
- New York Knicks Game Tickets, Even For Sold Out Madison Square Garden… (prweb.com)
- Becomegorgeous.com Releases Zombie Makeup Tutorial and Takes a Look at Halloween Costumes and Makeup Ideas (prweb.com)
- Halloween Costume Contest (fancyketchupband.com)
- Phish Halloween Preview | Trying To Predict The Unpredictable (jambase.com)
- Berks fans of the band Phish explain its appeal (readingeagle.com)
- Fitdog Howl-O-Ween Costume Contest In Los Angeles (PHOTOS) (huffingtonpost.com)
- Halloween costume sparks outrage (huffingtonpost.com)
Would you believe that some candies contain animal ingredients? It’s true! Some candies are made from things like gelatin, which is mashed up cow skin, cartilage, and bones. And carmine, the red coloring used in some candies, is made from ground-up bugs. Can you believe that? Bugs! Blecch!
Wondering if some of your favorite sweets are animal-friendly? No worries—check out the list below and satisfy your sweet tooth with these vegan treats:
- Vegan-Friendly Halloween Candies (goodsvegan.wordpress.com)
- 5 Surprising Foods That Are Not Vegetarian (sidhenatural.wordpress.com)
- Trick or Treat! (greenlilies.com)
- Healthy Snack Coupons (coupons.answers.com)
- A Candy Corny Calligram for Lovers and Haters (spruestory.com)
- Rethink Your Child’s Halloween Candy (txnaturalpediatrics.com)
- Adding gelatin (wheatlessinottawa.wordpress.com)
- Homemade Marshmallow Fluff (bakingforyou.me)
- Healthy Halloween Treats (pinkixxjewelry.wordpress.com)
- A Tour of Economy Candy, the Best and Craziest Candy Store in NYC (sweets.seriouseats.com)
Alrighty Then. Lets rehash things from last night. First off, I met a cool guy off Cash Or Trade’s site who drove out with me from Philly to meet ray and dave. This is Dave’s Birthday (40) show which is why I insisted the ONLy reason of course they played Backwards Down The Line was for him. Aside from some slow traffic (which is expected) driving out after leaving work yesterday, the evening or day and night went rather perfectly. I was overwhelmed by some of the receptiveness I got walking into the show and at the same time, I totally ducked the idiots that I had no desire to see at shows. And, by ducking them, I mean walking right by them without saying a word.
The show was crazy and insane and just great after the middle of divided Sky’s jam,. However, this show was not for the faint of heart which is prolly what we want to get at a reading show before the hyped Halloween run.
Anyway, I was set up sweetly for the show. The area that I hung out at the show was perfect which as you can see the pix, was up near paige but also I had the backing of the gate so it worked great as far as space, etc., and no one really touched me the entire night. Aside from Ray and dave whom I know in real life, the people around me were pretty cool too. I had some hotties near me that had a great vibe dancing while being so happy all night, but unfortunately for me, if they were 24 years old in their life, I am pushing it because they are young. although they were hanging with some guy that looks older than I look and a guy I have seen at many shows. I dont get it now that I think about it after my whopping three hours sleep last night.
Regardless, Ray kept harping on the gamehenge thing with regard to this Reading show booking for months now. he had been saying for weeks on end making no bones about them playing Wilson. I had no clue we were that close to King Of Prussia. I thought King Of Prussia is in or near Philly like Westrechester was near that city. (I also love that Poster art for the show BTW…Lots of things going on it)…
They opened with Cars, trucks and Buses which btw, this was/is a very small venue. There are maybe 24 rows off the floor (ice, etc.) as they pretty much going into Stealing Time (From The Faulty Line) before Ginsing Sullivan and Wolfman’s (Brother). They played Wolfman’s on Full Moon Night in Hampton but this show was honestly, just revving up at this time. Sparkle is sparkle. You are not getting a bad one ever and its right in line with say Ginsing and Car’s Truck’s as far as groove or rhythm. Or,overall sound maybe I should say. What was next? Oh right…that Joe walsh song which ya know, is fine I suppose but I don’t really need to hear that song in general let alone by the band. There is just no lead like the Joe walsh live version of it and I am not saying its done badly at all, its just all rhythms or rhythm is maybe what i should say.
And, then Divided Sky started up fine when it gets to the intricate or beginning part of that jam in that song, and I am like where the fuck is Trey because it was so light sounding and his playing had no conviction to playing hard like you need to power through that song. And, after i said something to ray about where is Trey, Trey was like….dude…here i am because at some time during that jam, boom. Off we went because that and whatever was next (Split Open and melt into Julius) was absolutely insane shit. I don’t even know what to make of the Split Open but man was that intense shit. Mike was powerful and that song has its usual off-key thingy but then i love when it rolls over or turns over with that particular jam or groove. I said something to the management of the band a few years ago that the kalifornication theme song sounds to me like part of a split open jam. I actually looked it up to be whomever that guy that does it, but back to the show. They end the set with Julius which I love but for some people get weary of the song. It happened t be the one song I walked away singing after i saw them at Laguna SECA Daze at what was technically (one of my old bands i was doing the artist development opened that festival) my second phish show or may be third because they did two days that run and my first show was earlier that year at the wiltern (Theatre).
I think this is the latest I have gotten up in the AM, since I stopped partying in 2001 and I see that M. Joe is over which means more hearings about the ACA web site. Today is Kathleen Sibelius‘ day. The bottom line is that this latest fight with regard to the AC and how you can’t keep you same insurance or your rates go up because you get more but the fact is this is another blunder in one way and one way only. We (Obama) let the insurance Companies deal and come on now…do you really think they are gonna be lowering their prices without any regufuckinglatuion to do so (which is what I thought was happening when starting talks about healthcare laws….)? Why would they not raise prices to gain better profit margins, etc? You (Obama) allowed it to happen in the same exact way Bush Jr. allowed the banks to run wild and look at us today. Whatever. thanks for allowing that rant about this latest issue about obamacare. I think most people that know me know that i am not really into government regulations, except when industry’s blow it by not acting responsibly by not doing the right things in life while they generate millions and billions of dollars accordingly.
Second set was a monster and i just looked to see they only played six songs? Nuh uh…no way….That was a long assed set. DWD (Down With Disease) was insane and I believe that took us into what I am taking the liberty of calling reading J am I because there four reading jams if you will, by my count. Into a monster TASTE and then I think that must have been where that other crazy jam that is not like those jams they call city names. This jam was at this high level almost also reminding me of some recognizable song but it was not and this could have also been where i heard that Birdland (Bela Flek) riff. I think I heard that somewhere but then that Twenty years Later song and actually, that is where that high-end jam was at because i remember thinking how uncharacteristic that we have this high end jam after that song. Unless they jam it out but i never remember if they do or did when I saw them play it. Piper of course was nuts before being tamed down with Backwards (Down The Number Line) which again, was done because its Dave’s 40th Bday but just like most times I have seen them play the song (I know they have been playing it a lot lately), they rocked it out with that great melody. It’s a great song when all is said and done with great lyrics in that nostalgic sort of way. That is the song that should get worked to AAA radio if they ever do that new album,but then what I loved because I was NOT even thinking remotely about the song, is them ending the set with YEM (You Enjoy Myself). That was its usual greatness and i think I got some footage of them on the trampolines and I also got some footage of cool lighting.
Bouncin (Round The Room) starts as the encore after that second set ended with YEM’s vocal jam (which I can take or leave so to speak and take no offense please but when he takes that guitar off his back, it tends to mean the show is over now). I put on my Phish new Year Denim Button Down Shirt maybe from Don Law or something getting ready to bolt out of the venue to beat the rush of people to the door just as they start REBA for gods sakes. My Reba (cat) died the week of the last halloween run onthat fall tour three years ago already but this was a pleasant surprise of an encore to be played which was so great and then f that was not enough to end the show, they rip into Good Times Bad Times.
I bolted running by some people who no doubt think they are ducking me because i watched the dude poke the girl letting her know I was a a coming their way which is fine, we picked up on that stuff back at SPAC this year. Please, read my thing about these people at Phish from my experience at SPAC this summer. I make no bones about never paying any more attention in that direction, and honestly, I thought most tools like them skip these shows that are on week nights and only one show in one city. Then again its not like they have anything else going on their life so good for Phish for making certain that all of their holiday money is spent in their direction.
The drive home was easy.It seemed like we got home in minutes but it was because of the non stop conversations with this new guy I met on cash or trade. We stopped for Veggie Burgers at BK. I watched Son’s (of Anarchy) before I passed out for 3 and half hours. As far as my boycott seeing the band, it last a couple of weeks. It’s not the band even though I took it out on them one time in the last few weeks, but I took that part of rant that day. I felt bad it was up for a few days but luckily it was intermingled in some other article about the GOP. as long as I feel like I have an outlet from my every day life, I am into t. I don’t like spending low K’s travelling, etc. on tour, and not coming away from it happy. Or, at least satisfied in some way.
Whatever, time to get to some real work and here are the set lists and the pictures (and vids)…I hope they came out ok…And, I hope what i say here is coherent. I can’t see straight and I have zero energy to re read it…sorry but thanks for deciphering any thing that may not makes sense….
Oct. 29th 2013
Cars Trucks Buses
Stealing Time From The Faulty Plan
Split Open and Melt >
Bouncing Around The Room
Good Times, Bad Times
- Phish performs tonight in Reading; expect heavy traffic (readingeagle.com)
- Phish Makes First Visit To Reading | Setlist And The Skinny (jambase.com)
- Phish Worcester DCU Center Setlist And The Skinny | Night One (jambase.com)
- Phish Hartford XL Center Setlist And The Skinny (jambase.com)
- Phish reel in legions of followers from across the country (readingeagle.com)
- It’s Easy to Protect Yourself from the “Phishing” Net Ally Bank Works to Keep Your Money Secure (ally.com)
- Berks fans of the band Phish explain its appeal (readingeagle.com)
- Discount Phish Concert Tickets for New York City Shows Now Available (prweb.com)
- Phish notebook: Businesses feel impact (poststar.com)
- Crowd converges on downtown Reading for sold-out Phish concert (wfmz.com)
On Saturday evening, a small group of children was invited to sit on the pope’s platform to listen to speakers from across the world speak about their faith and families.
While representatives from more than 80 countries addressed the pope, a little boy walked onto the stage to say hello.
Pope Francis was visibly amused when the child stayed on the stage instead of returning to his seat on the steps.
He refused to leave the pope’s side, even at the encouragement of several cardinals.
When the representatives came forward to greet the pope, the little boy was initially not amused.
But then he realized what was going on and decided to help out.
When Pope Francis began his speech, an aide attempted once again to make the child return to his seat.
The little boy refused, wrapping his arms around the pope in a tight hug.
Pope Francis didn’t seem to mind.
In fact, he seated the boy on his chair before resuming his speech.
Luke 18:16: “Let the children come to me and do not prevent them; for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.”
- Boy Wanders Onto Stage To Hang Out With Pope Francis (buzzfeed.com)
- The Little #Boy and the #Pope - (intostillness.wordpress.com)
- Habemus Chill Pope (thecatholicdormitory.wordpress.com)
- This Newly Discovered “Star Wars” Blooper Reel Is Amazing (buzzfeed.com)
- The boy who would not leave Pope Francis’ side (itv.com)
- Pope celebrating first public Mass in Brazil (bigstory.ap.org)
- Yisrayl Hawkins Announces Series of Sermons Refuting Statements Made By Pope Francis (prweb.com)
- The Virality of Evil (slate.com)
- A Pope For The Millennial Generation (dish.andrewsullivan.com)
- Pope talks joint action with World Bank (skynews.com.au)
- Sovereign Center, Sovereign Performing Arts Center change names as part of Santander Bank re-branding (wfmz.com)
- 600 block of Penn Street to close Saturday (readingeagle.com)
- Ceremony in Wyomissing welcomes switch from Sovereign Bank to Santander Bank (wfmz.com)
- Sovereign Bank changes name to Santander (readingeagle.com)
- Two area music venues get new names (blogs.mcall.com)
- Newly named Santander Arena ready for crowds (readingeagle.com)
- Preview: Phish Fall Tour (whenthemusicsover.net)
- New sports team to be announced for Santander Arena in Reading (wfmz.com)
- Morrissey book to be published in US on Dec. 3 (sacbee.com)
- Soon-To-Be-Restored Penn Street Bridge Is Turning 100 . . . And Looks It (roysrants.wordpress.com)
E-Cigarettes and the Law: NJOY’s Craig Weiss on Proposed Regulations & Second-hand Smoke, Vaping, and the Price of FDA Regulations on reasonTV!
Extended interview with NJOY CEO Craig Weiss! http://reason.com/reasontv/2013/10/29/njoy-ceo-our-product-is-as-much-a-cigar Electronic cigarettes are creating a frenzy among politicians, health experts, and the media. Local bans on using e-cigarettes indoors are popping up all over the country, and many interest groups are clamoring for top-down FDA regulations, which are expected to be released in the coming weeks. “E-Cigarettes currently exist in a complete no-man’s land,” says Heather Wipfli, associate director for the USC Institute for Global Health. Skeptics such as Wipfli worry about the lack of long-term data available because the product is so new. But according to the Consumer Advocates for Smoke-Free Alternatives Association’s Greg Conley, calls for regulation are “a perverse interpretation of the precautionary principle.” The precautionary principle holds that until all possible risks are assessed, new technologies shouldn’t be allowed to move forward.
*WATCH NEXT* E-Cigarettes: Second-hand Smoke, Vaping, and the Price of FDA Regulations http://reason.com/reasontv/2013/10/29/the-truth-about-e-cigarettes “Our product is as much a cigarette as a car is an electric horse,” says Craig Weiss, CEO of e-cigarette maker NJOY. “But it’s got the word ‘cigarette’ in it and it’s very hard to un-ring that bell.” NJOY is a leading manufacturer of electronic cigarettes, and is on the front lines of the regulatory fight over the new technology. (Full disclosure: NJOY is also a donor to Reason Foundation, the nonprofit that publishes Reason TV.) Weiss recently sat down with Tracy Oppenheimer to discuss the burgeoning “vaping” industry, what’s fueling the explosion of e-cigarette use, and calls to regulate the product like traditional tobacco cigarettes. “Our policymakers in government should be making all of their decisions based on science and data, not on conjecture, not on ‘Well, if it looks like a cigarette it must be a cigarette,’”
- E-Cigarette Industry Aims To Make ‘Vaping’ Socially Acceptable (huffingtonpost.com)
- Safe Enough (josefk1925.wordpress.com)
- New e-cigarette shops let vapers lounge (journalstar.com)
- TEMECULA: Proposed rule on e-cigs to be reviewed by OMB (pe.com)
- E-cigarette users fuming over ban on Ada city property (kfor.com)
- Why Is The FDA Shielding Smokers From The Good News About E-Cigarettes? (vapinginthenews.wordpress.com)
- What Are Electronic Cigarettes and How Safe Are They? (epicahealth.com)
- Vape shops rise in O.C. (ocregister.com)
- Vaping is a breath of sweet air (mercurynews.com)
- Vaping Is the Fanboy-Charged Future of Cigarettes and Weed (motherboard.vice.com)
10/29/2013 Reading, PA Limited Edition poster by David Welker. Edition of 725. 22″x14″.
1 Year Later, Superstorm Sandy Strengthens Resolve for Community Solutions in Recovery, Rebuilding. Former Irish President, Climate Justice Advocate Mary Robinson Urges Divestment of Fossil Fuel Firms.Stranded by Sandy: A Year After Hurricane, 22,000 Households Remain Displaced in New York Region.
As the New York region marks the first anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, hurricane-strength winds are battering northern Europe today. At least a dozen people have already been killed across Britain, Germany, the Netherlands, Denmark and France. Amidst an increase in extreme weather and storms, we discuss the movement to confront climate change with Mary Robinson, former Irish president and U.N. high commissioner for human rights. She now heads the Mary Robinson Foundation–Climate Justice, where her efforts include campaigning for the divestment from fossil fuels. “We can no longer invest in companies that are part of the problem of the climate shocks we’re suffering from,” Robinson says. “To me it’s a little bit like the energy behind the anti-apartheid movement when I was a student. We were involved because we saw the injustice of it. There’s an injustice in continuing to invest in fossil fuel companies that are part of the problem.”
Today marks the first anniversary of Superstorm Sandy hitting the New York region, becoming one of the most destructive storms in the nation’s history. On October 29, 2012, the hurricane blasted New York City with a record storm surge as high as 13 feet, as well as the Jersey Shore and New England, ultimately killing 159 people along the East Coast and damaging more than 650,000 homes. The storm caused $70 billion in damage across eight states. Millions were left without power in the New York region, some for weeks. We are joined by two women who have played key roles in the region’s recovery: Terri Bennet, a founder of Respond and Rebuild, one of the first groups to help low-income residents of the Rockaways rebuild after Superstorm Sandy, and also focused on providing free mold remediation that eventually inspired the city’s similar program; and Jessica Roff, a founder of Restore the Rock, a nonprofit created by Sandy volunteers who met while working …
One year after Superstorm Sandy, many of those impacted by the storm remain without a permanent home and dependent on diminishing relief funds. New York Magazine reports at least 22,000 households are still displaced. We are joined by two guests: Shawn Little, a healthcare worker who has been living in hotels with her family since Sandy devastated their neighborhood in the Rockaways section of Queens; and Judith Goldiner, attorney in charge of the Civil Law Reform Unit at The Legal Aid Society.
- One year after Superstorm Sandy: A mixed recovery (boston.com)
- 5 Things to Know for Your New Day – Tuesday, October 29 (newday.blogs.cnn.com)
- 12 Strange Weather Features of Superstorm Sandy (insurancejournal.com)
- The Big “WRONG! You Moron!” (mikecanex.wordpress.com)
- 1 Year Later: Stunning Before-and-After Photos From Superstorm Sandy (theblaze.com)
- 1 year on, Sandy survivors to light up shore (sfgate.com)
- One Year After Superstorm Sandy, American Red Cross Holds “Thank a Thon” Phone Bank at CBS 3′s Studios (philadelphia.cbslocal.com)
- Coney Island residents still feel forgotten one year after Superstorm Sandy (cbsnews.com)
- Outside View: Superstorm Sandy survivors still suffer a year later (terradaily.com)
- A year since Sandy came ashore (wwlp.com)
Join Kevin as he sits down with actor, producer, director, and Oscar winning writer, Jim Rash (Community, The Descendants) to discuss the many hats he wears in the entertainment industry. Rash chats about hosting Sundance Channel‘s open panel showThe Writers’ Room, his most memorable Dean Pelton outfits, and his loving tribute to Angelina’s leg during his acceptance speech. Click here to go directly to the channel, and please visit S2e TV to watch at anytime!
- Kevin Pollak’s Chat Show (sunsetdaily.wordpress.com)
- Tell Us About Yourself(ie): Jim Rash (buzzfeed.com)
- The Way Way Back (2013) (08yodertfilmjourney.wordpress.com)
- Nerdist Podcast: Jim Rash and Nat Faxon (nerdist.com)
- Watch the Way Way Back (2013) Online (moviesscreenhd.wordpress.com)
- MOVIE REVIEW | The Way Way Back (2013) (boredanddangerousblog.wordpress.com)
- The Way Way Back (wrongtarget.com)
- The Way Way Back (2013) (ourmoviereviewblog.wordpress.com)
- The Way, Way Back – ★★★★☆ (alfiepckhm.wordpress.com)
- Jim Rash On His “Tribute” To Angelina Jolie’s Leg (buzzfeed.com)
The Forgotten Man is in Stores Now!
…for feeling some great need to kill birds for this photo opp because let us all be real about it, this is not a real hunt. They had bird people attract them to find the birds for them so these tweakers can shoot it. Do people eat these things BTW, or why do they need to get killed by these pussies that of course can’t hunt for food or whatever they do when they kill things with their male buddies, like real men hunt.
Regardless of them being pussies that need to kill birds for some reason (as if this hard to do anyway) Senator Ted Cruz spent this past weekend in Iowa with Rep. Steve King. And when it comes to wreaking havoc on America, it’s hard to imagine a scarier hunting duo.
And now they’re happily mugging for the camera, enjoying a vacation, and resting up for wreaking even more havoc when they return to Congress.
Send them a message: tell them America has had enough of their Tea Party extremism, and that you’re ready to fight back against it.
- Guy Who Threatened Ted Cruz Inspired By Democrat Websites (stoptheaclu.com)
- Ted Cruz Defends Dick Cheney For Shooting Friend In Face (crooksandliars.com)
- Ted Cruz on Cheney shooting incident: ‘Look, it happens’ (nbcpolitics.nbcnews.com)
- Ted Cruz on Cheney Hunting Incident: ‘Look, It Happens’ (swampland.time.com)
- [VIDEO] Ted Cruz goes pheasant hunting with Steve King in Iowa… (therightscoop.com)
- Steve King: “We will see” if public’s “attention span” holds for Ted Cruz in ’16 (radioiowa.com)
- Ted Cruz goes hunting in Iowa [pics]; Haters: ‘Hope someone gets shot in the face’ (twitchy.com)
- Steve King Says It All About Obamacare (2016elephantrace.wordpress.com)
- Cruz on Cheney Shooting Accident: ‘It Happens’ (newser.com)
- Cruz Says Sebelius Should ‘Absolutely’ Step Down Before IA Pheasant Hunt (breitbart.com)
Dates: Stand Up for Elephants TODAY and Orcas Next Week in SF, CA and Stand For Wolves on November 19, 20, 22 and December 4
San Francisco – “Flowers for Them” Candlelight Vigil for Elephants – TODAY – October 28
Elephants are still being killed for their ivory tusks. 35,000 elephants were killed last year by poachers. Elephants are in crisis! It is estimated that they may be extinct in fewer than ten years. Please join your fellow IDA activists, March for Elephants and other national and local organizations as we mourn those who have been killed and demand an end to the slaughter of these mighty and majestic animals.
What: “Flowers for Them” Candlelight Vigil for Elephants
When: TODAY, October 28, please try to arrive by 2:00 pm
Where: Chinese Consulate, 1450 Laguna Street, San Francisco
Please wear white or black and bring white flowers and candles. Signs will be provided, but please feel free to make your own. Please email Christy if you have any questions.
San Francisco – Worldwide Anti-Whaling Day – November 5
Please join IDA and animal advocates worldwide to speak out against the barbaric slaughter of whales on this international day of action. In 1986, the International Whaling Commission (IWC) put an end to all commercial whaling. Since then, three nations – Iceland, Norway, and Japan – have continued to slaughter whales under the guise of scientific research and for commercial purposes.
What: Worldwide Anti-Whaling Day San Francisco
When: Tuesday, November 5, 11:00 am–2:00 pm
Where: Near Pier 41 at Jefferson and Powell, San Francisco
You can RSVP for this event here. There will be posters provided, but please feel free to make your own.
Please invite your friends and family to participate in this important action!
Stand For Wolves on November 19, 20, 22 and December 4
You have four new opportunities to come stand for wolves. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service plans to abandon gray wolf recovery and continue a deeply flawed Mexican wolf recovery effort. The Service needs to hear from you in person in Denver, CO, Albuquerque, NM, Sacramento, CA and Pinetop, AZ.
Removing Endangered Species Act protections for all gray wolves will unravel 35 years of efforts to bring these amazing animals back from the brink and put wolves at the mercy of hunters’ guns and traps.
Wolves remain absent from huge swaths of their historic range, including all of Colorado and Utah. Watch our short film to learn more about why gray wolves are so important for healthy ecosystems, and then come speak for wolves.
The magnificent Mexican wolf could face extinction if their population and home range are not allowed to expand substantially. The Service wants to contain Mexican wolves to only a portion of southern Arizona and New Mexico, where only 75 wolves roam. To thrive, Mexican wolves need the wild habitats of the Grand Canyon, the forests and canyons of northern Arizona and southern Utah, and the rich environs of northern New Mexico and Southern Colorado. Mexican wolves need your voice.
Stay tuned for more details on pre-hearing events hosted by WildEarth Guardians and our conservation allies. We’ll provide helpful materials and tips on giving testimony.
Visit http://www.wildearthguardians.org/Stand4Wolves regularly for the latest on the hearings and ways to stand for wolves.
Mark your calendar:
- Tuesday, November 19, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Paramount Theatre, 1621 Glenarm Place, Denver, CO.
- Wednesday, November 20, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Embassy Suites, Sandia Room, 1000 Woodward Place NE, Albuquerque, NM.
- Friday, November 22, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. the Marriot Courtyard Sacramento Cal Expo, Golden State Ballroom, 1782 Tribute Road, Sacramento, CA.
- Tuesday, December 3, 2013, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Hon-Dah Conference Center, 777 Highway 260, Pinetop, AZ 85935 (3 miles outside of Pinetop at the Junction of Hwy 260 and Hwy 73).
The deadline for public comments is now December 17.
Come tell the Service the job of wolf recovery is not done, not when wolves have only returned to 5% of their historic habitat.
The Government’s plan to abandon wolf recovery has us howlin’ mad—join us in standing for wolves at the upcoming public hearings.
Wolves have only returned to 5% of their historic habitat. The wild needs wolves to return.
- Mexican Wolves and the Importance of Connectivity (conservationbiologynews.wordpress.com)
- Mexican gray wolf: Where the wild things aren’t (azstarnet.com)
- Wolf protection plan raises hackles in Southwest (mexicoinstitute.wordpress.com)
- Biodiversity: Feds extend comment period on controversial plan to take wolves off endangered species list (summitcountyvoice.com)
- 3 Mexican wolves to be removed after attacks (abqjournal.com)
- Mexican Wolf protection plan to increase habitat and reduce killing raises hackles in Southwest (environmentalgeography.wordpress.com)
- Stop Wolf Hunts (telania.wordpress.com)
- Stand With Wolves on Monday, Sept. 30 in Washington, D.C. (sunsetdaily.wordpress.com)
- EF! Journal Releases Official Stance on Appropriate Mexican Gray Wolf Management in the Southwest (southwestearthfirst.wordpress.com)
- Endangered Mexican Wolf Plan To Get Arizona Hearing On December 3; Comment Period Extended To Dec. 17 (ivoter.net)
In Unmanned: America’s Drone Wars, the eighth full-length feature documentary from Brave New Foundation, director Robert Greenwald investigates the impact of U.S. drone strikes at home and abroad. The film contains never-before-seen footage from the tribal regions in Pakistan and interviews with Pakistani drone survivors, providing viewers with an intimate look into the lives of those devastated by drone strikes.
What people are saying about the film:
“Robert Greenwald now puts a face on U.S. drone policy. Unmanned is essential viewing if you want to understand what’s going on.” — Oliver Stone
Thanks to a generous donor, Brave New Foundation is able to provide this film for FREE for a limited time! Click here to sign up for a free link to watch the film and look through our Action Guide. The film will be available to stream starting October 30th.
We at RootsAction are fans of Robert and BNF‘s work. Please ask your friends and family members to help us spread the word! Can we count on you to send them this link and ask them to sign up to watch this important film?
With your help we can educate and engage people to work to change the U.S. drone policy.
- Robert Greenwald: What Do Oliver Stone, Cenk Uygur, Tom Morello, Henry Rollins, and Shepard Fairey All Have in Common? (huffingtonpost.com)
- Drone Strike Survivors Prepare To Tell Congress Their Story (thinkprogress.org)
- Unmanned and unmoored (geographicalimaginations.com)
- Pakistan Family To Tell Congress About Drone Strike That Killed Grandmother (huffingtonpost.com)
- US drone strike kills two in Somalia (worldbulletin.net)
- Failures and Lies of U.S. Drone Policy Exposed in New Film and Human Rights Reports [VIDEO] (alternet.org)
- Suspected US drone strike kills 2 in Yemen (bigstory.ap.org)
- Drone strike kills at least two in Somalia: residents (news.yahoo.com)
- New Film Highlights Human Cost of Drone Warfare (thenation.com)
- U.S. drone strike in Somalia kills suspected Al Shabaab members (security.blogs.cnn.com)