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Mar 24, 2010
Focus: Animal Welfare
Action Request: Various
Location: United States

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Nationwide DNA


Richard Hayden of Fairbanks Alaska, but seeking dogs throughout the US, most recently in California and Florida.


 *Phone number:  907-378-2807  907-378-2807


*Email: flyingrichard@hotmail.com  (at  hotmail.com)


 


 


Richard Hayden is currently seeking dogs throughout the US, from rescue groups, shelters, and from private individuals via sites like Craigslist.


 


Rescues and shelters are often impressed that he is willing to adopt at such a long distance and assume that someone willing to spend so much money to get a dog must be
a good home. According to some of his information he lives in an RV
with three German Shepherds. In other applications he states he lives
in a house with a yard. Sometimes he says he has one dog, in other
cases no dogs.


 


He is an experienced con man and knows what to say and how to work the system. He has groups of devoted followers on Internet forums who think they know him and
believe that he’s a good home.


The truth is very different.


He has adopted countless dogs that have since disappeared. At least 3 dogs from rescues have died within weeks of arrival in Alaska. He told the rescues that two of them
died of cancer (after being in perfect health and vet checked prior to
sending) but he has been unwilling to produce any veterinary references
to support his claims. The third dog supposedly drowned. He has adopted
several other dogs from Anchorage and Fairbanks animal
control that have since disappeared. He has potentially gotten
many other dogs from Craigslist and similar sites.


He usually has multiple ads in different cities running. He will typically back off when rescues and shelters request a home visit or reference checks but is savvy to
adoption screening systems and is good at manipulating well-meaning
people to pull dogs for him.


 


He flies a small plane and sometimes comes for dogs himself, in other cases he has them shipped to Alaska.


He prefers German Shepherds, but is known to have taken Labs, Pit Bulls, and a Malamute mix.  The dogs he gets are always large breed spayed
females. 


 


He prefers dogs that are overweight with passive, docile temperaments. 


 


Please cross-post widely!


 


It is especially important to warn shelters who may not typically receive these alerts, or be as likely to do the home visits and veterinary reference checks
that would immediately expose this person. 


 

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Posted: Mar 24, 2010 4:21pm
Feb 22, 2010
Focus: Politics
Action Request: Petition
Location: United States

Why are the TeaBaggers the only protesters getting attention? There are counter movements that have had no media coverage, and are therefore little known. Here come the BrownBaggers! They hold vigils, have petitions to sign, and carry grassroots messages not backed by big Corporate funders. Click here to find out more: http://brownbaggers.wordpress.com/

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Posted: Feb 22, 2010 5:24pm
Feb 12, 2010

Thank you for hosting this group! The time is now to begin standing strong against this democracy-threatening throng led by extremists who are gaining popularity every time the media gives them more voice. Maybe it's time opponents get an equal voice and begin to organize now. Of course, real grassroots organization won't have the huge financial backing of the "Luthorcorps" of America (to borrow an analogy from Smallville/Superman). But maybe enough of tea-party opponents are passionate enough to bypass the financial games and donate time and energy to the cause, even if it means a half hour out of one's day to go online and blog about it and sign petitions. I am physically unable to get out in the streets and march, but those who can might find it uplifting. I marched in antiwar protests in the 60's when I was young and vibrant, and found it exhilirating. Didn't cost me a penny! And it didn't cost much to organize then either, beyond time, energy, and materials.

As for Big Money, that's what appears to be driving everything these days, and we need to get over it. I was talking yesterday to a classmate (in a ceramics class I'm taking) who was from Paraguay. She sends her family $160 per month and they live very well on that. They raise their own organic food and are healthy and don't need big expensive pharmaceuticals to live a healthy life. I felt like pulling up stakes and moving there! Why should everything under the sun have to cost so much? Tickets to Sarah Palin's Tea-Party rally cost well over $500 a head! What if the opposition did a lot of stuff, like speaking, at no cost? Think of the example that would be set! It may even turn heads, including the media! Giving time away? Who does that in public anymore? I wonder if passionate people like Alan Grayson or Dennis Kucinich could be persuaded to speak at an anti-Tea-Party rally on an optional donation basis? It takes passion and determination. Tea-Partyers have that. (Plus big bucks!) Imagine an anti-Tea Party throng out-speaking the Right Wingies on a low budget, with tons of volunteers. Could it set a trend? Perhaps We The People are the Change We Can Believe In, and could it possibly be time to resurrect the phrase "Power to the People"? Sounds democratic to me, not communistic, as the conservatives would have people believe.
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Posted: Feb 12, 2010 3:19pm
Jan 22, 2010

This little girl's impassioned speech moved me to tears. Our children are speaking up. Are we listening?

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5g8cmWZOX8Q 

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