Patricia Randolph’s Madravenspeak: Look deeper than white supremacy — to terrors of human supremacy

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“Bears are made of the same dust as we, and breathe the same winds and drink of the same waters. A bear’s days are warmed by the same sun, his dwellings are overdomed by the same blue sky, and his life turns and ebbs with heart-pulsings like ours.” — John Muir

During five weeks from Sept. 6 through Oct. 11, 5,000 black bears will be killed with packs of dogs run on them since July 1, and bait set all summer. Most will die before they are 2 years old.

For $4.50 each, 112,985 wannabe bear hunters (over $508,400 collected) were entered in the bear kill lottery. The most licenses ever issued have been sold for the 2017 kill — 12,850 licenses at $49 each (another $629,650) — or $7 to lure a child 10 to 11 years old to kill a bear cub.

The Department of Natural Resources is…

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U.S. Interior chief urges changes to national monuments -report

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September 18, 2017 / 4:22 PM / Updated 3 hours ago
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The head of the U.S. Department of the Interior called for changes to the management of 10 national monuments that would lift restrictions on activities such as logging and mining and shrink at least four of the sites, the Washington Post reported.

U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke recommended that President Donald Trump reduce the boundaries of the monuments known as Utah’s Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante, Nevada’s Gold Butte and Oregon’s Cascade-Siskiyou.

Zinke also called for relaxing current restrictions within some of the monuments’ boundaries for activities such as grazing, logging, coal mining and commercial fishing, according to a copy of the memo that the Post obtained.

The Grand Staircase-Escalante monument has areas that “contain an estimated several billion tons of coal and large oil deposits,” Zinke’s report said, suggesting that it could be opened to energy production if Trump makes a reduction in the footprint of the monument.

The Trump administration has promoted “energy dominance,” or plans to produce more coal, oil, and gas for domestic use and selling to allies. With Grand Staircase-Escalante being remote, and oil and coal being plentiful elsewhere, it is uncertain if energy interests would actually drill and mine there, if the monument’s boundaries were changed.

Trump has said previous administrations abused their right to create monuments under the Antiquities Act of 1906 by imposing limits on drilling, mining, logging, ranching and other activities in huge areas, mainly in western states.

The monuments targeted in the memo were created by former presidents George W. Bush, a Republican, and Democrats Bill Clinton and Barack Obama. A designation as a national monument prohibits mining and sets stringent protections for ecosystems on the site.

Interior Department spokeswoman Heather Swift referred questions about the memo to the White House.

“The Trump Administration does not comment on leaked documents, especially internal drafts which are still under review by the President and relevant agencies,” White House spokeswoman Kelly Love said in a statement to Reuters.
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In June, Zinke told reporters he had recommended shrinking the Bears Ears monument, the country’s newest monument, and last month he sent his recommendations to the Republican president after reviewing more than two dozen national monuments. [L1N1J917V] Trump ordered the review in April as part of his broader effort to increase development on federal lands.

Energy, mining, ranching and timber industries have cheered the review, while conservation groups and the outdoor recreation industry threatened lawsuits over what they see as an effort to undo protections of critical natural and cultural resources.

The Sierra Club, an environmental group, said Zinke had “sold out” public lands. “Leaving the protection of Native American sacred sites, outdoor recreation destinations, and natural wonders to the goodwill of polluting industries is a recipe for disaster,” Sierra’s head Michael Brune said.

Senator Maria Cantwell, the top Democrat on the Senate energy committee, tweeted that former President Teddy Roosevelt, a conservationist, would “roll over in his grave” if he saw Zinke’s “attacks” on public lands.

Besides reducing the four sites, Zinke called for changes at Maine’s Katahdin Woods and Waters, New Mexico’s Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks and Rio Grande del Norte, two Pacific Ocean marine monuments and another marine one off the New England coast.

Many fishing industry supporters cheered changes outlined in Zinke’s memo. Jon Mitchell, the mayor of New Bedford, Massachusetts, a large fishing port, said the marine monument designation process “may have been well intended, but it has simply lacked a comparable level of industry input, scientific rigor and deliberation.”

While the antiquities law enables a president to permanently declare certain places of historic or scientific interest a national monument, a few U.S. presidents have reduced the size of some such areas.

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Petition: OLD DOGS MATTER – Help Save Old Souls K9 Rescue

Old souls K9 Rescue is  a 501c3 nonprofit rescue for senior and abandoned animals in Arizona.

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/804/265/404/

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URGENT! Sign Petition; Help Montreal Pit Bull Owners Who Were Given 4 Weeks To Surrender Their Pets – World Animal News

Please sign the petition and stop the insanity…..pit bulls have just as much right to be part of a family as any other dog…. It’s not the breed… it’s the idiot on the other end of the leash that should be outlawed !!!

http://worldanimalnews.com/urgent-sign-petition-montreal-pit-bull-owners-given-4-weeks-surrender-pets/

Smorgasbord Laughter Academy Archives – One Liners Part Five and some snippets.

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I am sharing this post from July 2016… I know that some of you commented at the time but hope time has dulled your memory as much as mine!  I have also included some funnies from Facebook that I have pinched over the last few weeks.

Time for part five of the one-liners..I am hoping that I am not repeating any but the odd one might slip through and be noted by the more eagle-eyed of you..  enjoy.

1. It’s a small world, but I wouldn’t want to paint it.
2. He who hesitates is boss.
3. As they say at the Planned Parenthood Clinic, better late than never
4. If you eat something and no one sees you eat it, it has no calories.
5. If you drink a diet soda with a candy bar, the calories in the candy bar are cancelled out by the diet soda.
6…

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Former Navy Seal Reveals Unusual Plan To Stop North Korea…Without Firing Single Bullet

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Sources: Business InsiderThe Conservative Tribune

The state of insanity coming from North Korea has reached such a fever pitch that even someone who watches the news as much as Beavis and Butthead would know the full story by now. A crazed fat man with a love for wine and Swiss cheese is test-firing nuclear weapons over Japan as his brainwashed people who really know no better are cheering him on.

That last part is vital.

Those people who don’t know any better, for they are the key to victory without a single bomb being dropped. That is the plan of former Navy Seal, commentator, and Tribunist Jocko Willink as he unloads the most brilliant and unusual plan that anyone will ever hear. he believes it will stop North Korea’s reign of terror without the need to fire a single bullet.

Since most of North Korea is starving to…

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The Animals of Natural Disasters – FI weREPAW, Inc.

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The Animals of Natural Disasters
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Natural disasters like the recent hurricanes can take a terrible toll on animals–and their humans…’In 1999, Hurricane Floyd caused 2.9 million pet and livestock deaths, and thousands more owners lost their pets. The aftermath of Hurricane Katrina was particularly devastating. The Louisiana SPCA estimates that 15,500 animals required rescue, and that 80-85 percent of these animals were never reunited with their owners.’ The big question: What measures are in place to help prevent death, injury and separation of animals in natural disasters? And, what can we do to improve the odds?

What happens to Rex and Kitty after a natural disaster?

The ASPCA conducted the first ever nationwide assessment of emergency response capabilities for animals, the results of which were reported in Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management in an article entitled, “The National Capabilities for Animal Response in Emergencies (NCARE) Study: An Assessment of US States and Counties.” This survey of officials who oversee emergency preparedness in US States and counties — led by Vic Spain, DVM, PhD, veterinary epidemiologist for the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) — investigated which American communities are prepared to deal with the animal victims of an emergency and how and where emergency response planning can be improved.

The results of the study were mixed — much progress has been made, but there is still much to be done. Most states and about half of high-population cities and counties had organizational infrastructure for managing animals in a disaster, such as a State or County Animal Response Team. In contrast, only about one in four smaller population counties had such an organization, even in regions of the country prone to frequent natural disasters. People with pets are more likely than people without pets to refuse to evacuate in an emergency situation, putting their lives, as well as the lives of the people sent to rescue them, in danger. Only a little more than half of US counties, however, reported having plans for emergency shelters in which pets and people could be housed together.

A loss of animal life not only has an economic, but also a psychological impact. Studies show that pet loss after a disaster can be devastating for humans. Fifty-six percent of Americans now have pets. In the future, due to population growth, and the increase of not only the percentage of Americans living in disaster-prone areas, but also the number of natural disasters, the problem is going to get bigger.

Journal Reference: C. Victor Spain, R.C. Green, Lacie Davis, Gregory S. Miller, Susan Britt. The National Capabilities for Animal Response in Emergencies (NCARE) Study: An Assessment of US States and Counties. Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, 2017; 0 (0) DOI: 10.1515/jhsem-2017-0014

 

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NOAA seeking jet skiers who allegedly harassed Alaska whales (USA)

The ocean update

Profiles of two jet skiers who were riding “over-top” of humpback whales, in Alaska. (Photo from NOAA)

September 13th, 2017 (Sidney Sullivan, KTUU). FOX ISLAND, Alaska – Two jet skiers were photographed riding close to humpback whales in Resurrection Bay earlier this summer.

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Tell the Senate: Ban this extremely toxic brain-harming pesticide | CREDO Action


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In Response To Harvey U.S.A.F. Spraying 6 Million Acres With Chemicals

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In an apparent effort to control mosquito populations following Hurricane Harvey, the Pentagon has announced that they plan to spray 6 million acres across Eastern Texas.

The Pentagon said that it had dispatched C-130H Sprayers from the Air Force Reserve’s 910th Airlift Wing in order to “assist with recovery efforts in the area.”

Work has already started with about 1.85 million acres sprayed so far across three counties, according to Reuters

The particular chemical that is being used to control the insect populations (and douse the local residents) is a known neurotoxin called Naled which has already been banned by the European Union.  Studies have also shown that Naled is linked to an increase in Autism, but not to worry, the Air Force have insisted they won’t be using large enough amounts to cause harm to humans.

Eco Watch reports:

Amid statewide efforts to clean up the aftermath…

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Equifax could have prevented the data breach two months before it happened

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Equifax, the credit reporting agency that announced a major data breach last week, had access to the security patch that would have stopped the hackers two months before the breach happened, according to the software company that created the patch.

The timeline

  • On March 7, the Apache Software Foundation released a patch for the vulnerability that Equifax has confirmed caused the breach. Both the vulnerability and the patch were widely known within the industry.
  • The breach itself began in May, with exposure continuing into July. Equifax discovered the breach on July 29.
  • Equifax announced the breach affecting approximately 143 million consumers on Sept. 7.

What the experts are saying

The Apache Software Foundation: “The Equifax data compromise was due to (Equifax’s) failure to install the security updates provided in a timely manner.”

Pravin Kothari, CEO, CipherCloud: “They should have patched it as soon as possible, not to exceed a…

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“New” Petition · Anti-cruelty protections for sled dogs · Change.org

https://www.change.org/p/anti-cruelty-protections-for-sled-dogs?source_location=update_footer&algorithm=promoted&grid_position=1&pt=AVBldGl0aW9uAP%2FhYgAAAAAAWb3l6r5aN%2BxlYWI2NTk5MA%3D%3D

Petition · Federal Trade Commission: Investigate Equifax · Change.org


https://www.change.org/p/federal-trade-commission-investigate-equifax/sign?utm_medium=email&utm_source=aa_sign_human&utm_campaign=137027&sfmc_tk=ucdJC2y63RYGxDoVsWgijhuFNxt3HCvsvLxaga%2bPAGV59avPlgp0pdIoKIIYS5Ud&j=137027&sfmc_sub=61374949&l=32_HTML&u=26292024&mid=7233053&jb=1754

Koala Survives Road Trip Trapped Inside Wheel Arch of Vehicle

Thankfully it was a ‘Wheel of Fortune’ for this little koala… A koala survived a 16-kilometre (10-mile) road trip in Australia clinging to the axle of a four wheel drive vehicle, …

Source: Koala Survives Road Trip Trapped Inside Wheel Arch of Vehicle

Petition · Fabio : FJ Productions: Replace Tai the elephant with a CG elephant! · Change.org


https://www.change.org/p/fabio-fj-productions-replace-tai-the-elephant-with-a-cg-elephant-f4855d1a-5901-472f-a2a5-e10612a0c778?source_location=petition_footer&algorithm=promoted&grid_position=1&pt=AVBldGl0aW9uAPb7uQAAAAAAWb3epFirlYY5ZThhNWU0ZQ%3D%3D

Footage of Greek Oil Spill Shows Massive Scale of Damage

 

Wild Jaguar in Arizona captured on remote sensor camera – Katzenworld

New Video Shows Wild Jaguar in Arizona TUCSON, Ariz.— The Center for Biological Diversity released a new video this week of a wild jaguar currently living in the United States, named “Sombra” by students of the Paolo… More

Source: Wild Jaguar in Arizona captured on remote sensor camera – Katzenworld

Petition: Demand CCTV in Slaughterhouses Now


http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/762/599/211/?z00m=29500130&redirectID=2490250007

Urge Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards to Help Tony the Tiger

Free Tony The Tiger

Please sign and share Animal Legal Defense Fund’s new petitionfor Tony urging Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards to help Tony. Short link: tinyurl.com/helptonythetiger

A BIG THANK YOU to our very good friends Wildcat Sanctuary for sharing our post about Tony’s new petition with 2,965,839 of their friends.

See: https://www.facebook.com/wildcatsanctuary/posts/10155025189052183
Please “LIKE” Wildcat Sanctuary – they are one of the sanctuaries that have a standing offer of a home for Tony.

Reposting from ALDF:

Direct Link: http://action.aldf.org/p/dia/action4/common/public/?action_KEY=25299&okay=true

Tony, a Siberian-Bengal tiger, has endured a life of captivity at the Tiger Truck Stop in Grosse Tete, Louisiana. Held captive in a cage in a gas station parking lot, Tony lives with the stench of exhaust and the drone of diesel engines. The Animal Legal Defense Fund has been fighting to free Tony since 2011, but Tony’s captor Michael Sandlin, is determined to keep profiting off Tony as a “roadside attraction.”

Lately…

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Petition: Man and Dog Fleeing Irma Denied Flight for Not Having a Pet Carrier

All Airlines should have pet carriers as part of their standard equipment after all the pets do not fly free
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/776/998/142/

Stopping Animal Abuse

For news about legislation, programs and research concerning how animal abuse is linked with other forms of family and community violence,  Click here   To order your copy of the book, “Silent Victims”

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Petition · Demand Visalia Animal Services Release Armani! · Change.org


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Petition · Police : Justice for Jack · Change.org

This guy loves to brag that his dog can be killed.

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Petition · Justice for Family Dogs Found Stabbed, Strangled and Hanged · Change.org


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Petition update · REJECTED! · Change.org

Shut Fur-Ever Wild Down!

Petition update
REJECTED!
Kristen Elliott
Saint Paul, MN

Sep 12, 2017 — At last night’s Eureka Township’s closed door meeting, Terri Petter asked to be able to retain ownership of 100 animals, 50 of which would be wolves.

Her offer was rejected by the Township.

She now has 21 days to appeal to the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court can decline to hear the appeal.

Share this petition
21,380 supporters
3,620 needed to reach 25,000

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Petition · all people : Stop Gucci and Michael Kors from genetically modifying foxes for fur · Change.org


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Petition: Petland Must Stop Selling Puppy Mill Dogs!


http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/591/649/762/

Petition: Prosecute People Who Tied Up Pets When Fleeing Hurricanes!


http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/605/981/184/

Ricky Gervais Wants a Worldwide Ban on Animal Testing