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Sen. Robert Casey, D-Pa., is leading a bill that he says will help fight sexual assault on campuses by requiring schools to take swift and strong action in response to gender-based violence on campus.
Wrong. The Campus SaVE bill is a wolf in sheep's clothing.Sen. Robert Casey, D-Pa., is leading a bill that he says will help fight sexual... more
I went to my local Walgreen's today and got a surprise. They had a charging station for electric cars. This was a first for me as I didn't know that we had any set up yet, but had heard of talk about them being installed. All of these are owned by a company called Chargepoint.net and they charge $3 per hour to charge your electric car. While this is a cool idea, I think that when you charge your car at home and have to pay somewhere around 25¢ per KWh the price is a bit steep.I went to my local Walgreen's today and got a surprise. They had a charging... more
October 18, 2011 Zanesville, OH: 56 lions, tigers, leopards, cougars, wolves, giraffes, camels and bears escaped from the Muskingum County Animal Farm, and the owner Terry Thompson, who had just gotten out of prison was found dead there after shooting himself...
BE A VOICE FOR THE ANIMALS! Please visit this webpage to help us put an end to this abuse: http://bigcatrescue.org/get-involved/roar
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-Wqsd2Vl7AOctober 18, 2011 Zanesville, OH: 56 lions, tigers, leopards, cougars, wolves,... more
Aujourd’hui, la plus récente version de Forumschiste l’Émission est dévoilée en ligne. Cette courte capsule web vidéo résume les activités et les faits saillants qui ont marqué les forums lors des dernières semaines qui ont été mouvementées.
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www.forumschiste.comAujourd’hui, la plus récente version de Forumschiste... more
The condition of Indian women is awful even after so many years of independence. The women are the peace keepers of the nation but their condition in India has gotten shoddier.
Link : http://www.breakingnewsonline.net/features/8272-its-time-to-think-about-girl-child.htmlThe condition of Indian women is awful even after so many years of independence. The... more
When money’s tight, it pays to be creative in finding means to save even a little extra cash. It’s easy to overlook some of the smaller ways to save, but when you add them all up, you can start to save some real dollars.
Link : http://www.changeofaddress.org/blog/2011/10-ways-to-save-on-postage-stamps/When money’s tight, it pays to be creative in finding means to save even a... more
This Week’s Alert:
SAVE has filed a Complaint with the Maine Board of Overseers of the Bar. The Complaint concludes:
“Mary Kellett’s repeated instances of prosecutorial misconduct has had the effect of undermining public respect for law. She is dangerous to the even-handed administration of justice. Kellett has been shown to be an enabler of a known perpetrator of child abuse. Therefore, prosecutor Kellett’s actions demand disbarment by the Maine Board of Overseers of the Bar in order to assure the safety and tranquility of the citizens of Maine.”
The entire 8-page Complaint can be seen here: http://www.saveservices.org/wp-content/uploads/COMPLA1.pdf
SAVE has also sent a letter to Gov. Paul R. LePage, requesting that he “intervene to restore justice and to protect the interests of vulnerable children whose lives will be irrevocably affected by the outcome of this case:” http://www.saveservices.org/wp-content/uploads/LePageLetter3.28a.2011.pdf
SAVE now invites you to speak out and bring about change. We call on persons to contact Governor LePage with a message like this: “For the sake of the children and for the sake of justice, please assure that Mary Kellett is relieved of her prosecutorial duties and disbarred from the practice of law.”
Maine’s criminal justice system is on a mission to stop domestic violence. This certainly would be laudable if the effort was:
Grounded in Valid Research
Women are as likely, if not more likely, than men to initiate physical aggression with their intimate partners, according to hundreds of studies by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and other organizations (1, 2).
Compliant with Ethical Principles
According to the Maine Board of Overseers of the Bar, “A prosecutor has the responsibility of a minister of justice and not simply that of an advocate. This responsibility carries with it specific obligations to see that the defendant is accorded procedural justice and that guilt is decided upon the basis of sufficient evidence.” (3)
Respectful of Civil Liberties
The Bill of Rights guarantees certain rights and protections to American citizens, including equal treatment under the law, due process (such as right to a fair trial), and probable-cause before arrest (4).
Unfortunately in the State of Maine, none of these hold true in the area of domestic violence. Indeed, the situation is more grave than what happened at Duke University because it has persisted over a far longer period of time and has harmed the lives of many more persons:
1. Prosecutorial Misconduct
Assistant District Attorney Mary Kellett has prosecuted dozens of innocent citizens on allegations of domestic violence and rape. She has flagrantly violated the above-stated ethical principle to be a “minister of justice.”
2. Supreme Court Action
One of the persons falsely accused is Vladek Filler, a father, small business owner, and long-time resident of Maine. On January 15, 2009, Mr. Filler was convicted on three counts of assaulting of his former wife, Ligia. But 21 months later the Maine Supreme Court ordered a re-trial on the basis that ADA Mary Kellett had sought to exclude key evidence that would have served to establish Filler’s innocence (5). More information on the case can be seen here: http://www.fillerfund.com/
3. No-drop Prosecution
Many prosecutors in Maine follow a “no-drop” prosecution policy. For example, one District Attorney promises on her website, I will “vigorously prosecute all cases” (6). Such policies flaunt the Board of Overseers ethical requirement that prosecutors not pursue a criminal charge “that prosecutor knows is not supported by probable cause.” (7).
4. Predominant Aggressor
The Maine Criminal Justice Academy has developed a curriculum for law enforcement personnel, “Identifying Predominant Aggressors in Domestic Violence Cases.” A SAVE analysis of the curriculum concluded, “Given its numerous misrepresentations of fact and dubious recommendations, the Maine document cannot be viewed as a credible law enforcement resource.” (8)
Every false allegation, every wrongful arrest, and every trivial prosecution takes away sorely needed services and protections from the real victims. We are calling on Governor Paul LePage and representatives of the criminal justice system – particularly policemen, prosecutors, and judges — to assure truth and justice are safeguarded in the State of Maine.
1. Whitaker DJ et al. Differences in frequency of violence and reported injury between relationships with reciprocal and nonreciprocal intimate partner violence. American Journal of Public Health, Vol. 97, No. 5, 2007.
2. Fiebert ML. References Examining Assaults by Women on their Spouses or Male Partners. California State University, 2010. http://www.csulb.edu/~mfiebert/assault.htm
3. Maine Board of Overseers of the Bar. Special Responsibilities of a Prosecutor. Comment. http://www.maine.gov/tools/whatsnew/index.php?topic=mebar_overseers_bar_rules&id=88228&v=article
4. Stop Abusive and Violent Environments. Are Domestic Violence Policies Respecting our Fundamental Freedoms? Rockville, MD. 2010. http://www.saveservices.org/downloads/SAVE-Assault-Civil-Rights
5. Maine Supreme Judicial Court. State of Maine v. Vladek Filler. Decided September 9, 2010. www.courts.state.me.us/court_info/opinions/
6. Office of District Attorney Carletta M. Bassano. www.da7.org/aboutda.htm . Accessed March 22, 2011.
7. Maine Board of Overseers of the Bar. Special Responsibilities of a Prosecutor. 3.8(a) http://www.maine.gov/tools/whatsnew/index.php?topic=mebar_overseers_bar_rules&id=88228&v=article
8. Stop Abusive and Violent Environments. Predominant Aggressor Policies: Leaving the Abuser Unaccountable? Rockville, MD. 2010. http://www.saveservices.org/downloads/Predominant-Aggressor-PoliciesThis Week’s Alert: SAVE has filed a Complaint with the Maine Board of Overseers... more
Water is so essential to life. We use it so many ways without really stopping to think of its consumption. Each reason is necessary, but at times, we can do small things to cut back on our usage.
http://www.changeofaddress.org/blog/2011/10-ways-to-lower-your-water-bill/Water is so essential to life. We use it so many ways without really stopping to think... more
For the children spectators Gorillas' cage is the most entertaining point of attraction in a zoo or circus as it behaves in some funny ways which makes the children happy.
Link : http://himanshu-guru.blogspot.com/2011/03/7-features-animals-gorilla-loving-apes.htmlFor the children spectators Gorillas' cage is the most entertaining point of... more
If your drinking habit is taking a toll on marriage, you are not the only one, as a new study states that alcohol dependence plays a major role in longevity of a relationship.If your drinking habit is taking a toll on marriage, you are not the only one, as a... more
More info here: http://www.ecobold.com/blogs/107-green-new-year
How to green your New Year? In 2011 you'll see how easy it is to go green, here I give you three basic tips and every one of them is fairly easy to implement. Some are more expensive than others, but all tips are for all budgets!
The first tip is to start shopping at your local farmers' market, it's not only much healthier for you but also your food has traveled only a few miles to get to you rather than thousands of miles coming from the other side of the planet. Also, when your fruits and veggies have to travel that much, they are harvested unripe, which means that most nutrients haven't even formed yet, quite different from your farmers' market fruits and veggies that are usually harvested the day before and are full of nutrients that we need.
The second tip is to get a reusable water bottle, reusable shopping bag and reusable coffee mug. Most coffee shops will give you a .10 to .25 cents discount when you bring your own reusable mug, which can add up to several dollars throughout the year. Your own reusable bag because you can take hundreds of plastic bags from going to landfills, it's also becoming a trend for cities to forbid plastic bags (such as San Francisco), plus some places are starting to charge for plastic bags!
The third tip is to spend some money on yourself this year. Try to get at least one thing that's significant enough that can make a big impact in your body. For example it could be an organic mattress that doesn't release any VOC's or a wool carpet that is completely natural and has no toxic materials going into the air you breathe (plus it's a natural fire retardant!) or it could be a completely new set of non-toxic pots and pans such as Ceramcor's which can cost anywhere from $300 to $500.
I hope you all enjoyed these ideas, have a safe and green New Year and don't forget to subscribe for our newsletter, we've a bunch of things coming up for the new year and hope to have you along the ride!More info here: http://www.ecobold.com/blogs/107-green-new-year How to green your... more
More info and links here: http://www.ecobold.com/seed-savers-exchange/
I came across Seed Savers Exchange at the Green Festival, they are perfect for anyone who has a garden or is thinking of having one. Here you can either exchange seeds that you have too many of or, if you don't have any to exchange, you can buy seeds from others! What a great idea. They started this non-profit organization about 35 years ago in order to help farmers grow and save seeds, so they started a group of people who would grow each others seeds as a back up system. The organization grew so much that they got into a point where they needed to keep the seeds in one place, so they started a seed bank and began releasing a catalog to support the seed exchange. Today they have over 13,000 members across the country and every year they release a new catalog with a listing of all varieties their members want to share with people. You can also find the list and buy seeds on their website.
They have several kinds of seeds in their catalog, including vegetables, herbs and flowers.
I also came across a very cool program they launched called "Sell seeds instead of candy bars!". Here's a quick intro to it: Seed Savers has developed a new fundraising program as a healthy, sustainable alternative to other school fundraising programs. Benefit your school, your students, and the gardening public. Give children seeds to sell and they will grow, too, in the process. Seeds to Grow is a project of Seed Savers Exchange that promotes heirloom gardening.
A little story about them, from their site:
Seed Savers Exchange is a non-profit organization that saves and shares the heirloom seeds of our garden heritage, forming a living legacy that can be passed down through generations.
Our mission is to save North America's diverse, but endangered, garden heritage for future generations by building a network of people committed to collecting, conserving and sharing heirloom seeds and plants, while educating people about the value of genetic and cultural diversity.
At the heart of Seed Savers Exchange are the dedicated members who have distributed hundreds of thousands of heirloom and open pollinated garden seeds since our founding 35 years ago. Those seeds now are widely used by seed companies, small farmers supplying local and regional markets, chefs and home gardeners and cooks, alike.
Seed Savers Exchange was founded in 1975 by Diane Ott Whealy and Kent Whealy to honor this tradition of preserving and sharing. Their collection started when Diane's terminally-ill grandfather gave them the seeds of two garden plants, Grandpa Ott's morning glory and German Pink tomato. Grandpa Ott's parents brought the seeds from Bavaria when they immigrated to St. Lucas, Iowa in the 1870s.
Today, the 890-acre Heritage Farm, near Decorah, Iowa, is our home. We maintain many thousands of heirloom garden varieties, most having been brought to North America by members' ancestors who emigrated from Europe, the Middle East, Asia and other parts of the world.
Unlike Fort Knox, Heritage Farm is not surrounded by security fences and guards. Our perimeter is patrolled by bald eagles, red-tailed hawks, deer, raccoons and other wildlife. The farm is ringed by hiking trails that take visitors through majestic scenery, past our certified organic preservation gardens, historic orchard and ancient White Park Cattle.
They even give tours of their farm. Way to go Seed Savers Exchange!More info and links here: http://www.ecobold.com/seed-savers-exchange/ I came... more
More info and coupon code here: http://www.ecobold.com/powerstrip-by-ecostrip/
EcoStrip is a powerstrip that can bring your electricity usage down to $150 every year. This is specifically done for your desk and computer area. You'll have to plug your computer or laptop into the strip and when you turn your computer on or off, everything else that's plugged in the strip will be automatically turned on/off. An incredible device that you can install and just forget about it, very simple to use and will save you hundreds of dollars over its lifetime! Imagine if every company in the United States alone would get an EcoStrip 2.0 for each desk, we'd be saving millions in energy and our environment would be much cleaner as well. On top of everything EcoStrip gave you a 50% off coupon code which will bring the price to $26.95!
- 6 outlet
- Save money
- Save electricity
- Recycled packaging
- Plants trees for every purchase
Here's a little more information about the company from their site:
The USB EcoStrip 2.0 helps you to conserve electricity by turning power-drawing devices off when you aren’t at your computer. EcoStrip 2.0 is an energy saving smart power strip with surge protection. EcoStrip 2.0 acts as a normal power strip/surge protector for your computer and peripheral devices — with one important difference: when the computer is turned off, power is shut down to peripherals eliminating the vampire drain of electricity. According to the International Energy Agency, the U.S. spends almost $11 billion annually on electricity lost to “Vampire Power”. A computer left on continuously uses 70 to 250 watts – nearly as much power as an energy efficient refrigerator.
EcoStrip 2.0 was presented with the "Gold Standard Award" for eliminating "Vampire Electronics" and is widely recognized today as the best new energy saving product.
Another impressive thing about them is that they plant trees for every sale, and one day EcoBold will also do it! Here is what they say about it:
EcoStrip has formed a Plant-a-Tree Partnership with Trees for the Future and has pledged to plant trees for every ecostrip we sell. EcoStrip is taking an active role in generating conversation and motivating individuals to take action when it comes to improving the environmental status of our planet. EcoStrip is ambitiously generating change by educating and motivating people, businesses, government, and educational institutions to be more responsible when it comes to energy conservation and responsibility.
Many businesses are taking the lead through environmental awareness and actions. We can help your organization save money, save energy, and reduce your carbon footprint with the implementation of ecostrips.More info and coupon code here: http://www.ecobold.com/powerstrip-by-ecostrip/... more
Hey everyone check this out: http://dprogram.net/2010/10/15/cause-and-effect-the-law-of-balance-max-igan/ we need to hand this around, burn it to dvd and spread it everywhere you can! This is operation burn the system and it is up to you firestarters to set it off! Let’s catch Uncle Sam with his pants down! Lets 8U4N TH3 5Y5T3M
download the Image I made and burn burn away: http://vivificoultra.com/burndsystem.iso (IT SHOULD BE UP BY NOON PACIFIC TIME)
http://vivificoultra.com/ppprf/?p=155Hey everyone check this out:... more
UPDATE: Tony is still "living" at the tiger truck stop in Louisiana, it's very important that we the public keep the pressure on the government agency which decides the fate of Tony.
Keep up to date with Tony's situation here: http://www.bigcatrescue.org/FreeTony.htmUPDATE: Tony is still "living" at the tiger truck stop in Louisiana,... more