Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Monday, June 23, 2008
Sunday, June 15, 2008
By DINA CAPPIELLO, Associated Press Writer
Sat Jun 14, 12:06 PM ET
WASHINGTON - Less than a month after declaring polar bears a threatened species because of global warming, the Bush administration is giving oil companies permission to annoy and potentially harm them in the pursuit of oil and natural gas.
The Fish and Wildlife Service issued regulations this week providing legal protection to seven oil companies planning to search for oil and gas in the Chukchi Sea off the northwestern coast of Alaska if "small numbers" of polar bears or Pacific walruses are incidentally harmed by their activities over the next five years.
Environmentalists said the new regulations give oil companies a blank check to harass the polar bear.
I used to consider myself an environmentalist. I'm for clean air and water and keeping our planet as clean as possible, but now that the idiots have taken over the term, I don't listen to anything a so called environmentalist has to say. They have no common sense, they are anti-human and I consider them all NUTS. As for global warming, I've seen nothing to show that it exists, but even if it did Humans can't control it. It's in mother nature's hands (a term atheists use instead of GOD). Humans are at God's mercy not the other way around.
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
PARIS (AP) 03 June 2008 -- Brigitte Bardot was convicted Tuesday of provoking discrimination and racial hatred for writing that Muslims are destroying France.
A Paris court also handed down a $23,325 fine against the former screen siren and animal rights campaigner. The court also ordered Bardot to pay $1,555 in damages to MRAP.
A leading French anti-racism group known as MRAP filed a lawsuit last year over a letter she sent to then-Interior Minister Nicolas Sarkozy. The remarks were published in her foundation's quarterly journal.
In the December 2006 letter to Sarkozy, now the president, Bardot said France is "tired of being led by the nose by this population that is destroying us, destroying our country by imposing its acts."
Bardot, 73, was referring to the Muslim feast of Aid el-Kebir, celebrated by slaughtering sheep.
French anti-racism laws prevent inciting hatred and discrimination on racial or religious grounds. Bardot had been convicted four times previously for inciting racial hatred.
"She is tired of this type of proceedings," he said. "She has the impression that people want to silence her. She will not be silenced in her defense of animal rights."
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
Another rock legend gone...
He influenced a lot of rockers including Buddy Holly, Elvis, The Rolling Stones, etc...
Check out the girl in the black and white 1966 clip, Norma-Jean Wofford, aka "The Duchess", on the second square guitar which Bo Diddley had taught her to play. She decided to end her career, get married and raise a family. She was good and Bo was always ahead of everyone else with his music. Even in his later years he still had it, as can be seen at the end of this clip.
Diddley had harsh words for the direction black music had taken in recent years, telling Reuters that “gangsta” rap made his blood boil. “I hate it. I call it rap-crap,” Diddley said in a 1996 interview. “I can’t seem to get my records played but they’ll play all this garbage.”