Posts Tagged ‘genocide’

The White Fallow Deer of Point Reyes – Originally from SF Zoo in 1948 – “NPS Genocide” and “The Bambi Effect”

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

This is the closest I’ve ever been to The White Deer of 4.5 star Yelp-rated Point Reyes National Seashore. It was the view I had from Pierce Point Road.

Now, back in the day, the National Park Service was hiring snipers to hunt down the non-native Fallow and Axis Deer so that Tule Elk and other native species would have an easier life. Well, as detailed by Zachary Zoblig, the Bambi Effect” kicked in like you wouldn’t believe. Thusly:

“They’re just beautiful — they’re like unicorns when they come bounding out of the mist.”
 
After all the commotion, the NPS gave up on the hunting idea. The new approach is a massive contraceptive program that will eliminate these critters by 2025 or so.

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The Friends of the White Deer and Save the Point Reyes Deer are just going to have to live with that…

Good luck, Bambi.

Details of the plan, after the jump

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Ben and Jerry’s Free Cone Day a Huge Success in Haight Ashbury, Despite Sit/Lie Violations

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010

These little gutterpunks think they can just sit down on the sidewalk at the intersection of Haight and Ashbury and eat ice cream all day. Can you imagine?

Anyway, Ben and Jerry’s Free Cone Day 2010 is a huge success today, with the line running the length of four Victorian houses.

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The line at Macy’s Union Square is much shorter, as per usual on FCD. Choose or lose.

Thanks Ben, thanks, Jerry!

Free Cone Day 2010 at Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream: Tuesday Tuesday Tuesday!

Monday, March 22nd, 2010

It’s on. Once again, it’s on. Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream is having its 32nd Annual Free Cone Day this Tuesday, March 22, 2010 from 12:00 Noon to 8:00 PM. 

There’ll be five four places in San Francisco (79 Jefferson, where you at?) for you to get your cone on. Click onward to see the locations for the South, East, und North Bays on the jump page or just go here to see all locations in northern North America

On Tuesday, this udder will be equipped to dispense four new flavors:

Milk & Cookies - After the company’s recent announcement of its commitment to a full Fair Trade line-up, this new flavor is leading the pack using Fair Trade ingredients. Vanilla Ice Cream with a Chocolate Cookie Swirl, Chocolatey Chip & Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookie Pieces.

Chocowlate Chip - Fair Trade Certified Vanilla Ice Cream with Fudge Cows. (Available in Scoop Shops only)

Peanut Brittle - Peanut Brittle Ice Cream with Peanut Brittle Pieces and a Caramel Swirl.

Maple Blondie - Maple Ice Cream with Blonde Brownie Chunks and a Maple Caramel Swirl - all in honor of Olympic Medalist Hannah Teter

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mkdougal via Flickr

Or just go for the cone, your choice.

Be aware that the B&J outlet at Haight and Ashbury can get a little crunchy and also quite a bit busy after school lets out. And without the (mostly harmless) sit/lie law on the books yet, look out for this kind of Nevius Nightmare:

Look at them there, they were just sitting / lying on the sidewalks back on Free Cone Day ’08. If I owned a house in the outer East Bay, well, my sensibilities would have been offended and my blood would have been boiling.

Anyway, observe proper Free Cone Day etiquette and…

See you there!

All the places, after the jump.

West Bay: 

Ben & Jerry’s Argonaut
475 Jefferson Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
           
Ben & Jerry’s Jefferson Street
79 Jefferson Street
Rocket Shop
San Francisco, CA 94133

          
Ben & Jerry’s Fisherman’s Wharf
Pier 41
San Francisco, CA 94133
           
Ben & Jerry’s Macy’s
Macy’s Department Store
San Francisco, CA 94102
            
Ben & Jerry’s Haight Ashbury
1480 Haight Street
San Francisco, CA 94117  

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The United Nations at 60 – A Time for Renewal?

Tuesday, August 19th, 2008

San Francisco is where the founding United Nations Charter was signed, so we get more than our fair share of attention from the UN and there are various plaques around town to remind us.

The 60th Anniversary of the United Nations has come and gone, but this sign at the Civic Center / UN Plaza BART station underneath Market Street still calls for renewal.

People called for renewal during the 50th Anniversary as well.

Who will call for renewal when the 70th Anniversary comes along?

Opening Day of the International Children’s Games a Huge Success

Saturday, July 12th, 2008

The International Children’s Games are going on right now in San Francisco.

Click to expand. From Opening Day:

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The San Francisco JROTC was there as color guard for all the colorful flags. Phasing them out wasn’t quite the breeze some anticipated.

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The last flag you’ll see in this entry:

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Oops, more flags. It looked like a Quidditch Invitational over by Kezar Stadium.

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At USF: 

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This soccer ball as your head thing is getting out of hand:

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O.K, no more flags after this:

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The 42nd Annual International Children’s Games Comes to San Francsco.

Thursday, July 10th, 2008

Participants are warming up now for the 42nd Annual International Children’s Games in our little burg.

The spirit of athletic competition that will sweep the world in August is coming to San Francisco in July. On Friday, July 11, the 42nd International Children’s Games kicks off with the Opening Ceremony at Kezar Stadium in Golden Gate Park. The International Children’s Games, this year held in San Francisco, brings together more than 1,200 youth athletes (between the ages of 12-15 years old) from 84 cities in 42 countries, and representing all six inhabitable continents.

Why don’t you buy yourself some tickets?

They aren’t all that expensive, and you’ll be able to see an international competition just like the Olympics but without all the drugs and the G-word issue that has Mia Farrow and the New York Times so upset these days. And who knows, maybe you’ll meet Brandi Chastain, winner* of the 1999 World Cup (thanks to a terrible noncall on keeper Brianna Scurry shown at 2:15 here).

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Soccer practice at foggy, foggy University of San Francisco

Everything kicks off tomorrow. The Opening Ceremony at Kezar will feature Mayor Gavin Newsom and Assemblywoman Fiona Ma. 

Mobile phone users: Feel free to sign up to receive updates about schedules and match results by sending a text message to code 95294 with the keyword “KIDS” in the body of the text message.

Will you root for the team representing San Francisco, Oakland, or somewhere else?

See you there!

Ben & Jerry’s Free Cone Day a Raging Success in San Francisco

Tuesday, April 29th, 2008

Normally, teens never sit around on sidewalks in the Haight, but today was special so these kids made themselves right at home on Ashbury Street.

The favorite flavor of the thousands of patrons? That would have to be Cake Batter, one of the best ever. And almost definitely salmonella-free.

Check the video of Ben and Jerry’s recent visit to the Bay Area. Why not?

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Happy 30th birfday, B&J!

Free Ice Cream Tomorrow From Ben & Jerry, Unsponsors of Your Genocide Olympics 2008

Monday, April 28th, 2008

It’s on. Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream is having it’s 30th annual Free Cone Day on Tuesday, April 29, 2008. 

Founders Ben and Jerry were most recently in the local news for launching an Olympic protest during our recent torch relay. (You hear that Coke? You don’t need to sponsor every Olympiad that comes down the pike.) 

Anyway, there’ll be five places in San Francisco for you to get your cone on. Click onward to see the locations for the South, East and North Bays on the jump page or just go here to see all locations in northern North America

This udder will be equipped to dispense the four newest flavors: Coconut Seven Layer Bar, Imagine Whirled Peace™, ONE Cheesecake Brownie™, Cake Batter:

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mkdougal via Flickr

See you there!

West Bay: 

Ben & Jerry’s Argonaut
475 Jeffersont Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
           
Ben & Jerry’s Jefferson Street
79 Jefferson Street
Rocket Shop
San Francisco, CA 94133
          
Ben & Jerry’s Fisherman’s Wharf
Pier 41
San Francisco, CA 94133
           
Ben & Jerry’s Macy’s
Macy’s Department Store
San Francisco, CA 94102
            
Ben & Jerry’s Haight Ashbury
1480 Haight Street
San Francisco, CA 94117  

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Coca Cola Versus a Fierce and Foxy Black Woman – Your Genocide Olympics 2008

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008

News of the day:

Chinese torch officials have been warned their paramilitary “flame attendants” will be arrested and hauled away if they touch an Australian during the torch relay. 

So that’s clear. There’ll be no manhandling Down Under in the name of “protecting the sacred flame” or whatever job description these Men in Blue have.  

But check out this scene on the streets of San Francisco a few weeks back - at least one member of the Chinese People’s Armed Police Force (PAP) got in a physical altercation with an American citizen, Majora Carter.

Apparently, the handler (a Chinese woman who sits in a car and issues commands via radio) of these so-called “goons“ didn’t get the message they weren’t to assault Americans during the visit to San Francisco. Wonder why…

Desmond Tutu, Richard Gere, and Majora Carter all happy as clams under the watchful eyes of Fake Bono during a pre torch-relay shindig in San Francisco

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mcdolley via Flickr

Anyway, Coke now takes a dim view of the activist they recruited for the torch relay:

A Coca-Cola spokesman, Kelly Brooks, said, “It’s unfortunate that Ms. Carter used an invitation to participate in the torch relay as a platform to make a personal political statement. We firmly believe the Olympics are a force for good that celebrates the best in sports, and we are proud to support the Beijing 2008 Olympics.”

Were the 1936 Olympics “a force for good” also? It seems Coke might have had hand in that fiasco as well.  We’ll all just have to ponder that one.

But it turns out that Majora signed a “code of conduct” that prohibited torchbearers from displaying political or religious signs.

So what’s Coke’s next move? Extradition to Atlanta, Georgia? Rendition to Beijing? How are they going to make Majora pay for speaking out, because after all, you know, she signed a piece of paper.

The world wonders.

Official Chinese Government News Agency Calls Nancy Pelosi “Disgusting”

Tuesday, April 15th, 2008

That’s not nice. But that’s what Xinhua (formerly known as Red China News Agency) just said. For the record, Xinhua reports directly to the Communist Party of China‘s Public Information Department.

Now, that’s no way to run a Genocide Olympics. Can’t we all get along?

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Nancy Pelosi, avec le rag du do, as Rosie the Riveter to celebrate her ascension to Speaker of the House.