Top Gear ‘regrets’ offensive remark | Television & radio | The Guardian

Trigger warning – the following is a bald-faced lie and the worst try to get off for making a racist joke – they thought they could

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get away with – 100% fail and sorry will not cut it!

“We were not aware at the time, and it has subsequently been brought to our attention, that the word ‘slope’ is considered by some to be offensive and although it might not be widely recognised in the UK, we appreciate that it can be considered offensive to some here and overseas, for example in Australia and the USA.

He added: “If we had known that at the time we would not have broadcast the word in this context and regret any offence caused.”

via Top Gear ‘regrets’ offensive remark | Television & radio | The Guardian.

GOP candidate claims she can’t be fighting a war on women because she’s…a woman

Here’s some easy logic: opposing equal pay legislation = opposing very basic fairness and equality = fighting a war on women. Land, and the GOP as a whole, oppose equal pay legislation. Therefore, regardless of her gender, Land and the party she represents are fighting a very real war on women.

via GOP candidate claims she can’t be fighting a war on women because she’s…a woman.

Hero Rancher’s Family Has Been On Nevada Land Since Forever Or At Least 1948 -lol

So you remember how Cow Freedom Hero Nevada Rancher Cliven Bundy’s family has been on the land that they stole fair and square from the Indians since the 1870s and therefore all of his rights to graze his cattle predate any dumb “Bureau of Land Management” or “grazing fees” or “federal interference in Our Freedom”? Some bright smartasses at Las Vegas Teevee Station KLAS decided, very unfairly we should add, to go and look in the Clark County records, just to be communist troublemakers, and they discovered that in reality,

Clark County property records show Cliven Bundy’s parents moved from Bundyville, Arizona and bought the 160 acre ranch in 1948 from Raoul and Ruth Leavitt.

Water rights were transferred too, but only to the ranch, not the federally managed land surrounding it. Court records show Bundy family cattle didn’t start grazing on that land until 1954.

There is almost certainly a very good logical explanation for those records that doesn’t involve Cliven Bundy being a goddamned liar, and we can hardly wait for Fox News and Sean Hannity to find it.

Mr. Bundy just happens to know a hell of a lot more about his family’s history than some dumb piece of paper in a file in the Clark County Assessor’s Office, tell you what:

“I’ve lived my lifetime here. My forefathers have been up and down the Virgin Valley here ever since 1877. All these rights that I claim, have been created through pre-emptive rights and beneficial use of the forage and the water and the access and range improvements,” Bundy said …

“My rights are before the BLM even existed, but my rights are created by beneficial use. Beneficial use means we created the forage and the water from the time the very first pioneers come here,” Bundy said.

The snotty little government-teat-suckling liars at KLAS claim that Bundy has his chronology maybe a teensy bit off, seeing as how his family bought the land in 1948 and began grazing it in 1954, while “The Bureau of Land Management was created 1946, the same year Cliven was born.”

Now who are you going to trust, an American Patriot who denies that the U.S. government has any legitimacy, or some lying land records in a government office that say something different?

For any geneaology geeks out there, KLAS also has a second article detailing Bundy’s claims that his family had been ranching in the area since the 1870s — it looks like his maternal grandparents did have a farm in the area, but there’s no indication that they were cattle ranchers doing useful cattle ranching, and their farm was not on the land that Bundy now owns, nor was it adjacent to the federal land for which he refused to pay grazing fees.

Oh, and the 1998 opinion from a U.S. District Court that determined that Bundy had failed to pay grazing fees, and therefore had no further rights to graze on federal land, also found that Bundy’s family had only been ranching in the area since 1954.

Still, what’s a little embellishment about an extra 75 years of ranching that never happened? The main thing is that the Feds have just totally gotten out of control, right?

via Hero Rancher’s Family Has Been On Nevada Land Since Forever Or At Least 1948.

Urban Foodies and Libertarians Join Forces to Set Raw Milk Free – The Wire

{This has to be the – I’m sorry to have to say this – dumbest exercise of misplaced hipsterism, personal freedom and anti-science. If adults want to risk the illnesses that can come from raw – unPasteurized – milk that’s one thing but to make that same risk for their children or unknowing guests – that’s wrong, goofy, and criminal, or should be.}

Raw milk supporters claim there are boundless health benefits — as long as the milk-producing cows are healthy — including components that strengthen the immune system. But raw milk by definition skips the pasteurization process, meaning the end product could contain E. coli and salmonella bacteria. States are currently allowed to regulate the sale of raw milk within their own borders, but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have reported that 75 percent of raw milk disease outbreaks have come from the 21 states where its legal to sell non-pasteurized products. Still, despite the health risks, it sounds a little bit safer than the anti-vaccine movement.

via Urban Foodies and Libertarians Join Forces to Set Raw Milk Free – The Wire.

The Republican War WIth Stupidity – ‘Top Catholic Leader Defends Hobby Lobby, Claims Women Can Just Buy Birth Control At 7-11’

Astonished he even knew one could buy condoms at 7-11 but no at not knowing much else about women and birth control.

The Last Of The Millenniums

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‘According to Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the current Archbishop of New York’:

“Is the ability to buy contraceptives, that are now widely available — my Lord, all you have to do is walk into a 7-11 or any shop on any street in America and have access to them”.
From : http://thinkprogress.org/health/2014/04/21/3428902/dolan-hobby-lobby-birth-control/

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Nearly 90% of Syria’s Chemical Arms Have Been Removed – NYTimes.com

Nearly 90 percent of the chemicals in Syria’s weapons arsenal have now been removed from the war-torn country, with only two or three shipments left for export, the group responsible for policing the global treaty that bans chemical munitions reported on Tuesday.

The declaration by the group, the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, came as new allegations have emerged about the Syrian military’s possible use of bombs containing chlorine, a commonly used industrial chemical that was not on the list of toxic compounds declared by Syria when it agreed to renounce the use of chemical weapons last year.

via Nearly 90% of Syria’s Chemical Arms Have Been Removed – NYTimes.com.

Oroville, Calif. Courts Sriracha Maker – Good choice!

The Northern California city, located within a few hours of San Francisco and Silicon Valley, Lake Tahoe, the State Capital and world-renowned Napa Valley, offers easy access to highways, rails, ports and international air travel. Combined with the Sierra Nevada mountain range, Lake Oroville and all of the recreation found throughout the region, Oroville is the ideal place for business and pleasure.

Oroville is in close proximity to prime agriculture and has affordable acreage, ready workforce, and the lowest-priced water in the nation. With plentiful, high-quality water, Oroville is an ideal location for water-intensive businesses, such as manufacturing, data centers, agriculture, and beverage companies. “And we’re hoping to add a little spice to the mix,” adds Glaze.

via Oroville, Calif. Courts Sriracha Maker.

The real – NYC Earth Day, Brought To You By Toyota, United, & Con Ed: Gothamist

The second set of Earth Day celebrations begins in Zuccotti Park at 5 p.m. The Global Climate Convergence, a group of environmental, social, and economic justice groups who are “directing our ire at Wall Street—the ultimate source of the social, economic, and environmental crisis we’re in.”

“It is scandalous that corporations, not just in NYC, but all over the state, have become the face of Earth Day,” Gloria Mattera, co-chair of the Green Party of New York says. “Corporate green washing is not just bad propaganda but continues to wreck havoc on our health and the climate….The threat to the well-being of the planet and our people is so great that we need fundamental changes to our political and economic system.”

via NYC Earth Day, Brought To You By Toyota, United, & Con Ed: Gothamist.

The Greenwash – NYC Earth Day, Brought To You By Toyota, United, & Con Ed: Gothamist

Today in Union Square from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., the official Earth Day New York will have “Green travel exhibits sponsored by United Airlines.” Free sandwiches. Green product samples and a “Green vehicle runway show and exhibition” sponsored by Toyota. Con Ed is a sponsor, as it was in 1970, but back then there was concern that protesters might “get fired up emotionally and do something besides listen to speeches” [PDF]. In 2014, that concern has been muted by environmental concessions, sound PR, and the NYPD. The planet continues to hurtle towards catastrophic climate change.

via NYC Earth Day, Brought To You By Toyota, United, & Con Ed: Gothamist.