Habitat For Humanity Crew Robbed At Gunpoint: SFist

9500 block of Edes Avenue in East Oakland. (Google Street Views)

Preparing for a visit by former President Jimmy Carter next week, eight members of the Habitat for Humanity crew in Oakland were robbed at gunpoint Tuesday afternoon. One victim was shot at and pistol whipped.

Hardworking Habitat and AmeriCorps crew members has their cellphones, wallets and “other personal property” stolen from them by two men at around 1:40 p.m. at the Brookfield Court development in the 9500 block of Edes Avenue in East Oakland.

Oakland Tribune has more:

Four men walked onto the property and robbed the seven men and one woman, ages 23 to 68, police said. Roughly a dozen other people were also working on the development, where 12 townhomes are under construction, but they were not robbed, said Habitat spokeswoman Krysta Morgenthaler.

The robbers drove away in two cars and police have not yet released full descriptions of the men or their cars. No arrests have been made.

via Habitat For Humanity Crew Robbed At Gunpoint: SFist.

GOP Congressman Makes Park Ranger Apologize for Shutdown

The day before he was taped harassing a Park Ranger for doing her job, Neugebauer went on The Chad Hasty Show to state that he will keep the government shut down for “as long as it takes” to ensure that Obamacare is not funded, claiming it was the will of the American people.

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USVI Government Assessing Impact of Federal Government Shutdown | Repeating Islands

No WIC participant checks with an October 2013 date can be cashed, therefore, WIC participants will not be receiving any October food benefits or any other benefits until the shutdown is over.

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Hungarian Ambassador intervenes Against “anti-Hungarian” Art Exhibition in Linz

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via http://pusztaranger.wordpress.com (translated by Jasmina Tumbas – see German version below.)

 

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Political art with the predicate particularly valuable: The Hungarian Ambassador to Austria intervenes against the “racist, anti-Hungarian” exhibition opening in Linz. The Salzburg Hungarian Cub, closely allied with the Hungarian Jobbik, provides the necessary e-mail terror against the organizers. The artist Marika Schmiedt shows, among other things, parallels between the national socialist and present-day hatred towards Roma – among other places, also in Hungary, along with a sharp criticism of Fidesz and Jobbik. The ambassador tried to undermine the Roma artist and activist in his in semi-official communication,  accusing Schmiedt of “hostility against Roma,” because her work thematizes the word “Gypsy Cutlet,” and insinuating that, after all, the “socialists” must be behind this…. (SPÖ)

Event Tip: “Thoughts are Free” Exhibition by Marika Schmiedt
Opening: Monday, 7. October 2013, 4:30pm, Altes Rathaus Linz, Hauptplatz 1…

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UnderwaterTimes.com | Study: Longline Fishery In Costa Rica Kills Thousands Of Sea Turtles And Sharks

The researchers argue that time and area closures for the fisheries are essential to protect these animals as well as to maintain the health of the commercial fishery.

The research was conducted by a team from Drexel University, the Costa Rican non-profit conservation organization Pretoma and a U.S. non-profit working in Costa Rica, The Leatherback Trust.

The researchers used data from scientific observers on longline fishing boats who recorded every fish and other animal caught by the fishermen from 1999 to 2010 and the locations of the captures and fishing efforts. Those data provided the basis for a mathematical analysis of the fishery resulting in maps of geographic locations and estimates of the total number of captures of sea turtles in the entire fishery.

via UnderwaterTimes.com | Study: Longline Fishery In Costa Rica Kills Thousands Of Sea Turtles And Sharks.