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2009-06-03 12:30:00

Greenpeace said on Wednesday, in a report that called for trade and financial retaliation against illegal ranchers, that the cattle industry is the biggest driver of destruction of the Amazonian rain forest. The campaign group said clearance of the Amazon had helped give Brazil the world's largest cattle sector and made it the world's largest exporter of beef. However, it said in its report timed - to coincide with UN talks on climate change - that this growth has come at a tragic cost for...

2009-05-31 19:50:00

Mr. Terry releases video statement for Pro-life leaders concerning Dr. Tiller's killing. Video can be seen at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08C9O_4BbcA WASHINGTON, May 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was released today by Randall Terry, founder of Operation Rescue. Background: In 1991, Mr. Terry was arrested by federal agents in front of Dr. Tiller's office for his part in leading the "Summer of Mercy." Mr. Terry's leadership gave birth to multitudes of protests in front of...

2009-04-30 17:38:40

A pair of university students in Singapore, a man and a woman, were each fined $1,350 for taking a walk in the nude through a commercial area. Eng Kai Er, 24, and Jan Philip, 21, were sentenced Thursday to pay the maximum fine for an obscene act after they admitted to taking a nude stroll through Holland Village on a Saturday evening in January, The Straits Times reported Thursday. Court papers said the students took the walk to seek thrill. William Chan, a lawyer for the duo, said the...

2009-04-14 11:41:00

33-Year-Old Organizing Phenomenon Helped Double Group's Size WASHINGTON, April 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Greenpeace USA today announced that Phil Radford, well-known among a new generation of environmental leaders for his grassroots organizing achievements, will serve as its next executive director. Radford, who joined Greenpeace in 2003, was responsible for launching Greenpeace's Frontline program, which nearly doubled the size of the organization's annual budget to $30 million and...

2009-04-09 12:00:00

WASHINGTON, April 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being issued by Randall Terry, founder of Operation Rescue.   On Good Friday, April 10, at 12:00 Noon, DC area Pro-life leaders and activists will protest at the White House (gathering in the Northwest quadrant of Lafayette Park) to denounce President Obama's speech at Notre Dame's commencement on May 17, and the proposed change in "conscience regulations" regarding abortion referrals and dispensing Plan B, etc.  ...

2009-04-08 16:26:33

City officials in Laguna Niguel, Calif., said new rules against public urination and alcohol drinking are aimed at controlling Mooning the Amtrak events. The City Council approved a new ordinance Tuesday that bans public urination and defecation as well as prohibiting the public consumption of alcohol, the Orange County (Calif.) Register reported Wednesday. Officials said the ordinance resulted from a Mooning the Amtrak event in July that involved about 10,000 people. The big crowd prohibited...

2009-04-08 14:21:31

A New York restaurant has stirred controversy by refusing to change its controversial name: Obama Fried Chicken. City Councilman Charles Barron, D-Brooklyn, was joined in protesting outside of the restaurant Monday with Rev. Al Sharpton and members of advocacy group Brooklyn East New York Crisis Team, Newsday reported Wednesday. The protesters, who contend the name is racially charged, said manager Mohammad Jabbar reneged on a promise he made last week to change the name of the restaurant to...

2009-04-07 15:17:00

Officials with North Carolina's Brunswick County said they have decided to ban nude sunbathing on Bird Island. The county Board of Commissioners said Monday that Commissioner Marty Cooke will work with the Brunswick County Sheriff's Department to post a sign on the island, which is a popular destination for nude sunbathers, informing visitors that public nudity is illegal in North Carolina, The (Wilmington, N.C.) Star-News reported Tuesday. Cooke said officials researched the issue after...

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2009-04-01 07:15:00

The environmental group Greenpeace said Tuesday that financially hard hit nations are not including enough green investments in their economic stimulus plans. Gerd Liepold, executive director of the group, said simply stimulating consumption was the incorrect response to the economic crisis, and called on governments to focus more on the "climate crisis." "At this moment, because of this economic crisis, we'll have a lot of stimulus packages, a lot of state-sponsored economic activities," the...

2009-03-31 10:59:00

WASHINGTON, March 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being issued by Randall Terry, founder of Operation Rescue: On Wednesday, April 1, at 12:00 noon, D.C. area Pro-life leaders and activists will gather at Lafayette Park to protest the change in HHS regs regarding conscience for health care workers who refuse to participate in any way with abortion or chemical birth control. A local physician will be present to discuss the ramifications of the proposed health reg changes for...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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