Actor Rob Schneider compares Ann Coulter’s cancelation at Berkeley to book burning


Source: TheRawStory
Travis Gettys
April 27, 2017

Actor Rob Schneider offered a scenery-chewing response to the cancelation of Ann Coulter’s speech at the University of California, Berkeley.

Coulter agreed to call off the event scheduled for Thursday after a dispute with university officials, who were worried about violent protests and campus safety, and complained that two conservative groups that had invited her had not offered enough support.

Schneider, a former Saturday Night Live cast member and star of “Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo,” accused the university of violating Coulter’s rights, reported Mediaite.

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Politics and free speech were apparently on the actor’s mind.

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#GoodNewsNextWeek: Feeding The Needy With Olympics Excess

Source: Media Monarchy
James Evan Pilatto
August 23, 2016

This week on #GoodNewsNextWeek: Corps can’t void the warranty for jailbreaking your phone; an Italian chef shows what can be done with Olympics-sized waste; and one city is divesting from a company that tortures people. Notes/Links:

Companies Can’t Legally Void Warranty For Jailbreaking, Rooting Your Phone
http://bit.ly/2bykor8

Maker of Web Monitoring Software Can Be Sued, Says Court
http://bit.ly/2bIOdRE

From Now On You’ll Be Able to Access NASA Research for Free
http://bit.ly/2bQNy44

Chef Feeds Rio’s Homeless With Excess Olympic Food
http://bit.ly/2bdqLj3

Video: Transforming Olympic Food Waste in Rio W/ Massimo Bottura
http://bit.ly/2byjw5E

Bee-Harming Pesticides Declining At Plant Nurseries
http://bit.ly/2brJw12

Organic Lemon Cucumbers Gone Wild In @WikiWorldOrder’s Victory Garden
http://bit.ly/2bIOT9S

Berkeley Divests From Torture Profiteer G4S
http://bit.ly/2bwaHFh

#NewWorldNextWeek: “Do Not Buy” List Could Leave Portland With No Options for Corporate Investment (Aug. 21, 2014)
http://bit.ly/2bdrAbA

Federal Court Bans Govt From Prosecuting Medical Marijuana Users And Growers
http://bit.ly/2bQMsVN

#MorningMonarchy: U.S. Prosecutors Dealt Setback In Medical Marijuana Cases (Aug. 17, 2016)
http://bit.ly/2brJk1N

Huge: Berkeley, CA Joins in Suing Monsanto for Toxic PCB Chemical Pollution

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Source: NaturalSociety.com
Christina Sarich
January 11, 2016

Through a unanimous vote by its City Council, the city of Berkeley, California has decided to hold Monsanto legally liable for polluting the land and water with PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls). [1]

The council’s 6-0 vote means that Berkeley is joining Oakland, San Jose, San Diego and Spokane, Washington, in filing suits against Monsanto, the agricultural biotech company based in St. Louis, Missouri.

The news comes near the company’s announcement of cutting a total of 3,600 jobs due to declining sales.

PCB’s were first manufactured commercially in 1929 by the Swann Corporation, which later became part of Monsanto Chemical Company. By 1976, the environmental destruction caused by PCBs was so obvious that even Congress had to outlaw them.

However, even after the U.S. banned PCBs, world production continued at 36 million pounds per year from 1980-1984 and 22 million pounds per year from 1984- 1989. The end of PCB production is still not in sight, and the long-term effects linger in some of the most conspicuous ways.

The San Francisco Bay has been found to be replete with toxic PCBs, causing damage to fish and other marine life.

According to the NRDC:

“In 1997, 50 percent of fish sampled in San Francisco Bay exceeded screening values for PCBs and mercury. (A screening value is the tolerable level of a particular contaminant, as determined by the state.) White croaker and shiner surf perch showed high concentrations of PCBs and pesticides, while striped bass and leopard sharks were found to have high levels of mercury.

In the same year, 15 percent to 37 percent of samples exceeded the screening values for DDT and chlordane. Fish in Oakland Harbor had significantly higher contamination concentrations than the fish in other areas of the bay. In a number of cases, the level of contamination was well above state and federal health standards.”

These contamination levels still linger today. The kicker is that Monsanto has been accused of knowingly contaminating California’s waters with the chemicals.

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