Army Vet Who Smashed Window To Save Dog From Hot Car Won’t Face Charges

Emilio Cogliani

An Army veteran who was arrested after smashing a car window to remove a dog from the hot vehicle will not be prosecuted for his actions.

Michael Hammons of Athens, Georgia, was previously charged with criminal trespassing, but District Attorney Ken Mauldin told The Augusta Chronicle earlier this week that his office was dropping the charges. Mauldin added that the car’s owner, 22-year-old Elantra Cunningham, agreed with the decision.

Hammons had been arrested on May 9, after he used a leg from his wife’s wheelchair to break a window of a Ford Mustang parked near a shopping center. It was a hot day, and Hammons said he feared for the safety of the Pomeranian mix that had been left inside the vehicle. He then gave the dog some water in a nearby shaded area, witnesses at the scene said.

Georgia law allows a person to break a car window to…

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America’s National Parks: Money for Nothing, Sunsets for Free

Emilio Cogliani

Mancos Valley Overlook with areas open for leasing below

Apparently the White House is once again undermining The Constitution and using executive authority without consulting Congress. In February, President Obama designated three new national monuments in Illinois, Colorado and Hawaii and urged Americans to “find their national park” and go there. He even had the gall to declare one of the weeks in April National Park Week.

Of course, national parks or public lands in general are not mentioned in the Constitution. National parks weren’t invented until 1872, when Congress, in a rare and rash legislative action, set aside Yellowstone National Park as a perpetual pleasuring ground for Americans then and forever.

Looking back it’s something of a miracle that America in the Gilded Age could have done anything so altruistic as establish a national park without thought of economic benefit, if not outright dollars. As one French traveler and…

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Geoengineering California Drought While Shipping Great Lakes Water to China

Feds propose multi-pronged plan to bolster decline in bees

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government hopes to reverse America’s declining honeybee and monarch butterfly populations by making more federal land bee-friendly, spending more money on research and considering the use of less pesticides.

Scientists say bees — crucial to pollinate many crops — have been hurt by a combination of declining nutrition, mites, disease, and pesticides. The federal plan is an “all hands on deck” strategy that calls on everyone from federal bureaucrats to citizens to do what they can to save bees, which provide more than $15 billion in value to the U.S. economy, according to White House science adviser John Holdren.

“Pollinators are struggling,” Holdren said in a blog post, citing a new federal survey that found beekeepers lost more than 40 percent of their colonies last year, although they later recovered by dividing surviving hives. He also said the number of…

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Pamela Anderson Reenacts Psycho Shower Scene For PETA To Protest Meat Industry’s Impact On Drought

Emilio Cogliani

Cue the screeching violins.

Pamela Anderson has stripped down once again to protest the horrors of the meat and dairy industries. The 47-year-old actress and longtime PETA advocate posed nude in a “Psycho”-inspired ad that also targets the ongoing drought in California, now in its fourth year.

“Rivers are siphoned off, not just for the animals but also for crops grown to feed animals on factory farms,” Anderson said in a statement released with the ad.

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California Gov. Jerry Brown has taken drastic measures to address the ongoing crisis, which has killed more than 12 million trees and left half a million acres of farmland unusable. Cities across the state have been ordered to slash water usage by up to 36 percent, and homeowners are being fined for wasting water.

But amid all of the mandatory cuts, farmers — and by extension

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Students Dance With Cat Corpses: Tell Oklahoma School to Stop Dissection! | Action Alerts | Actions | PETA

Students Dance With Cat Corpses: Tell Oklahoma School to Stop Dissection! | Action Alerts | Actions | PETA.

Stop S. 365: Public Lands are not Private Feedlots – WildEarth Guardians : Stop S. 365: Public Lands are not Private Feedlots


Stop S. 365: Public Lands are not Private Feedlots – WildEarth Guardians : Stop S. 365: Public Lands are not Private Feedlots.


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Dear Officials,

We, the undersigned, are concerned citizens who urge you to act now to stop the poisoning of pigeons in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Complaints, and photos of dying pigeons believed to be poisoned with Avitrol, have been piling in from concerned citizens working in the French Market. As of May 15, 2015, we are talking firm action to prevent this cruel and painful method of extermination from ever happening again in the City of New Orleans, Louisiana. “Pigeon poisoning is a felony in the State of Louisiana” one investigator with the New Orleans SPCA stated to me. As concerned citizens, we will push for maximum penalty. Is money and tourism more important then the wildlife of Louisiana? New Orleans residents think not and want the poisoning to stop immediately.

Avitrol is also known to be toxic to humans. What about the…

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