Hawaii Bans Plastic Bags

January 23, 2013
(No Plastic Bags?)pooper scooper
(Hawaii Bans Plastic Bags | Sustainable Products and Practices)This month,Hawaii became the first state in the US to outright ban plastic bags. They also banned paper bags that don’t have a minimum of 40% recycled content.
This one action will keep about 450 million bags a year out of the state’s waste stream and prevent them from ending up in the ocean.
The proposal was led by the Sierra Club chapter and the Surfrider Foundation. Along with the plastic ban, the groups expect a small fee on paper bags to be implemented. A 10-cent fee would raise $20 million a year which would go toward restoring and protecting watersheds and rainforest areas that get trampled by non-native animals such as goats and pigs.
Hawaii’s action comes on the heels of a plastic ban in Los Angeles and about a dozen California municipalities.
Check out a video about plastic bans on the Documentary Channel here.



Dog-walking protest planned for Toronto mosque

August 23, 2012

Toronto Sun:

Allan Einstoss, a jewish man is removed from the crowd at an Al-Quds rally is held at Queen’s Park in Toronto on Saturday, August 18, 2012.



TORONTO – A Facebook event has been launched inviting people to walk their dogs outside an east-end mosque during Islamic prayer sessions.

The call to action was launched to protest a man being arrested while walking his English mastiff at an anti-Israel rally at Queen’s Park last Saturday.
The Facebook page encourages people to bring dogs “of all colours and breeds” to the Salahuddin mosque in the city’s east end on Sept. 14.
On Saturday, a Jewish man was arrested while his dog near a rally held outside Queens Park by an Islamic group marking Al-Quds Day, a yearly event calling for the destruction of Israel and the establishment of a Palestinian state.
Allan Einstoss, a Jew who opposes the Al-Quds doctrine, showed up at the rally with his big-yet-friendly English mastiff, Cupcake. After Einstoss was allegedly told by an Al-Quds demonstrator to keep the dog away, he claims to have been punched in the chest by another. When Einstoss pushed back, he was handcuffed and held by Toronto police.


Arrested for walking a dog?

August 19, 2012

“I was arrested at the rally for, “offending Islam” by walking in a PUBLIC park with my dog. Apparently, Muslims do not like dogs. I was warned by a few demonstrators not to go near them. Of course I ignored them and reminded them this is Canada, not Pakistan. Well I was assaulted and returned the favor in kind.

At that point I was jumped by four COPS, dragged off and hand cuffed. Oh my the police were so angry! They said I was, “insensitive” and “inciting a riot”. 30 minutes later they cut me a big deal. No charges if I left. So I left. Imagine this happening in Canada? Walking a licensed dog on a leash at the park in front of our Provincial Legislature and being arrested for that simple act!”

NB: This is a therapy dog. Works at hospitals.

now I know how to deal with such marches in the future. I’m always with a dog!

#Bono leaves message: A dog called #Hope // #ObamaEatsDogs

April 20, 2012

U2 FRONTMAN Bono, on holiday in Israel with his family, has left a poetic note at the luxury Jerusalem Hotel where they were staying.
The internationally renowned singer left the message in the guest book of the King David Hotel, according to the website BuzzFeed.
He has been visiting Israel with his wife and two sons.
The note, on headed hotel paper says: “Hope is like a faithful dog” and is signed by Bono, Ali, Elijah and John. It also includes Bono’s sketch of a dog.
The letter says: “In Jerusalem, hope springs eternal.
“Hope is like a faithful dog, sometimes she runs ahead of me to check the future, to sniff it out and then I call to her: Hope, Hope, come here, and she comes to me. I pet her, she eats out of my hand and sometimes she stays behind, near some other hope maybe to sniff out whatever was. Then I call her my Despair. I call out to her. Here, my little Despair, come here and she comes and snuggles up, and again I call her Hope.”
He signed, “With great thanks for great room in great hotel in great city, Bono.”
Israeli newspaper Harretz reports that Bono was believed to be in Israel for a private visit, and did not hold any performances.

If Obama’s slogan was HOPE… and he eats dogs… what do you think Obama would do with a dog named HOPE?

Gone to the dogs

December 22, 2011

from what I know about Islam… they don’t like dogs very much. Those dogs might be the best way to protect anyone who doesn’t tow the line to appeasement. One almost wishes we would throw the entire middle east to the dogs.

(israelmatzav.blogspot.com) A number of Arab neighborhoods in ‘east’ Jerusalem are being overrun by packs of wild dogs, and there isn’t anything the city can do about it. That’s because the city cannot send municipal workers into those neighborhoods without an IDF escort, and the IDF has better things to do with its time. Really.

At least 150 wild dogs, many running in feral packs, have for months been roaming the streets of the Ras Hamis neighborhood, at the edge of Shuafat, itself a village within the municipal boundaries of Jerusalem.
The city has a full staff of dog catchers, but because of security concerns, a municipal spokesperson told reporters, they could only be sent in to do their jobs with an IDF or police crew to protect them, because of the strong likelihood that they will be pelted with stones or beaten with metal pipes – or worse – as has occurred on numerous occasions in the past.
As a result, residents of the neighborhood say they have taken to arming themselves with bricks and pipes to fight off the dog menace. The dogs, say the residents, are particularly vicious, and have chased and attacked many people, especially the elderly and children, who have a hard time outrunning them.
Attorney Nasrian Alian from the Israel Civil Rights Association said that the problem was present in all Arab neighborhoods of Jerusalem. “In 2010 over 1,000 dogs were caught in Arab neighborhoods of Jerusalem. The city’s Veterinary Service does not provide sufficient services for the neighborhood and does not even operate in some of them – and they fail to do the job properly in areas where they do operate,” she told reporters.
In response, the municipality said that the IDF no longer permits municipal workers to enter some Arab neighborhoods without a security detail to protect them. Shuafat is one of those neighborhoods, the city said.
Attacks on Israeli workers in Jerusalem Arab neighborhoods are not uncommon, and numerous workers have been badly injured when Arabs converged on them as they tried to undertake maintenance work in Arab areas.

If they can’t be civil, let them deal with – or go to – the dogs all by themselves.

Huff-Watch: HuffPost’s anti-Israel incitement: Dog execution edition

June 25, 2011

(Huff Watch) If you saw the following headline published near the top of one of the world’s most-read “news” websites — which enjoys preferential treatment at White House press conferences, and claims it is nonpartisan — what would you think?

BBC is for the Dogs

June 20, 2011

Reports that a Jewish rabbinical court in Israel condemned a stray dog to death by stoning have been strongly denied.

The source of the report, Israel’s Maariv newspaper, apologised for its headline and for any offence caused.
The head of the court, Yehoshua Levin, was quoted by Maariv as saying: “There is no basis for abuse of animals from the side of Jewish Halacha [law].”
In a statement, the court denied that a dog had been condemned.
A dog had entered the court and been removed, it said.
The story was reported in the Israeli and international press, including the BBC News website.
The original reports said that the dog entered the Jerusalem financial court several weeks ago and would not leave.
It was reported that the dog reminded a judge of a curse passed on a now deceased secular lawyer about 20 years ago, when judges bid his spirit to enter the body of a dog. The animal was said to have escaped before the sentence was carried out.
An animal welfare organisation filed a complaint with the police against a court official. via bbc.co.uk  and image via en.wikipedia.org

the hatred at the Beeb is getting funny