Washington ivory dealer went undercover to help feds bust Canadian wildlife smuggler

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http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/crime/washington-ivory-dealer-went-undercover-to-help-feds-bust-canadian-wildlife-smuggler/

David L. Boone, owner of Boone Trading Co. in Brinnon, Jefferson County, agreed to help federal prosecutors after he was arrested on smuggling charges four years ago.

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A Washington ivory and antiquities dealer will serve six months in federal prison after secretly pleading guilty to federal smuggling charges four years ago and then going undercover to help authorities prosecute a former Canadian Mountie described in court documents as “among the most prolific wildlife criminals ever prosecuted in this country.”

According to documents unsealed last week, David L. Boone, owner of Boone Trading Co. in Brinnon, Jefferson County, had been working with federal…

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WHEN WILL THE WORLD END? DOOMSDAY THEORY SAYS FIERY HELL ON EARTH KICKS OFF SATURDAY

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http://www.newsweek.com/when-will-world-end-doomsday-2017-how-earth-dies-667171

BY CHRIS RIOTTA 

The world will be vaporized in roughly 7 billion years, when the sun expands into an enormous red giant star and explodes across the solar system. Or, perhaps a 60-mile-wide asteroid will crash into Earth well before then, ending life as we know it.

The scientific community has said for decades that either of these apocalyptic scenarios could ultimately provide the final nail in our planet’s coffin, citing fact-based research and historical data to back up such bold assumptions. Doomsday theories continue spreading online almost annually, however, leading countless readers to believe the end of time is much more imminent than originally anticipated—without any tangible evidence or support.

Related: How to Survive a Nuclear Attack: Hide (But You’ll Probably Die Anyway)

The latest prediction comes from the evangelical Christian publication Unsealed, and says the…

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Donald Trump Jr. wants to give up Secret Service protection  

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 https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/donald-trump-jr-wants-to-give-up-secret-service-protection/2017/09/18/2a0e7e72-9cd3-11e7-9c8d-cf053ff30921_story.html?utm_term=.ce6f3aac2202
Donald Trump Jr., seen during a break from a closed interview in September with staff members of the Senate Judiciary Committee as part of the committee’s ongoing probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. (Carlos Barria/Reuters)
 September 18 at 10:52 PM
Donald Trump Jr. has asked to be removed from Secret Service protection, telling friends he wants more privacy, according to two people briefed on the decision.

It’s a rare move for a member of the president’s family to forgo a security detail, in part because adult children are counseled by the Secret Service that they are quickly seen as targets for those railing against their famous parents.

One close friend of the president’s son said Trump Jr. has been talking for weeks about waiving the 24-hour protection that Secret Service agents provide him, his wife and their five children. But…

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URGENT! Sign Petition; Help Montreal Pit Bull Owners Who Were Given 4 Weeks To Surrender Their Pets – World Animal News

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Please sign the petition and stop the insanity…..pit bulls have just as much right to be part of a family as any other dog…. It’s not the breed… it’s the idiot on the other end of the leash that should be outlawed !!!

http://worldanimalnews.com/urgent-sign-petition-montreal-pit-bull-owners-given-4-weeks-surrender-pets/

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U.S. Interior chief urges changes to national monuments -report

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September 18, 2017 / 4:22 PM / Updated 3 hours ago
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The head of the U.S. Department of the Interior called for changes to the management of 10 national monuments that would lift restrictions on activities such as logging and mining and shrink at least four of the sites, the Washington Post reported.

U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke recommended that President Donald Trump reduce the boundaries of the monuments known as Utah’s Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante, Nevada’s Gold Butte and Oregon’s Cascade-Siskiyou.

Zinke also called for relaxing current restrictions within some of the monuments’ boundaries for activities such as grazing, logging, coal mining and commercial fishing, according to a copy of the memo that the Post obtained.

The Grand Staircase-Escalante monument has areas that “contain an estimated several…

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Longest Global Coral Bleaching Event Officially at an End; But Severe Worldwide Risk to Corals Remains

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In the Equatorial Pacific, the chances for an ocean-surface-cooling La Nina are on the rise (more on this later). But even with a cool pool of water upwelling in this key climate region, the risk to corals in a record-warm world remains high.

This risk comes despite the fact that by June of 2017, NOAA had officially declared an end to the longest global coral bleaching event on record. The event lasted from 2014 to 2017 and impacted multiple major coral reefs for 2-3 years in a row. According to NOAA, the event affected more reefs than any other previous global coral bleaching event. Meanwhile, some reefs that had never before seen significant bleaching — like northern sections of the Great Barrier Reef — saw severe damage.

(A portrait of the world’s worst global coral bleaching event shows that 70 percent of the world’s corals took a major hit…

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Patricia Randolph’s Madravenspeak: Look deeper than white supremacy — to terrors of human supremacy

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“Bears are made of the same dust as we, and breathe the same winds and drink of the same waters. A bear’s days are warmed by the same sun, his dwellings are overdomed by the same blue sky, and his life turns and ebbs with heart-pulsings like ours.” — John Muir

During five weeks from Sept. 6 through Oct. 11, 5,000 black bears will be killed with packs of dogs run on them since July 1, and bait set all summer. Most will die before they are 2 years old.

For $4.50 each, 112,985 wannabe bear hunters (over $508,400 collected) were entered in the bear kill lottery. The most licenses ever issued have been sold for the 2017 kill — 12,850 licenses at $49 each (another $629,650) — or $7 to lure a child 10 to 11 years old to kill a bear cub.

The Department of Natural Resources is…

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The world as we know it is about to end — again — if you believe this biblical doomsday claim

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 https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/acts-of-faith/wp/2017/09/17/the-world-as-we-know-it-is-about-to-end-again-if-you-believe-this-biblical-doomsday-claim/?utm_term=.4c89d7f5cdc6
 September 17 at 3:52 PM
Sept. 23 is 33 days since the Aug. 21 total solar eclipse, seen here over Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming. Some people believe that is significant. (George Frey/Getty Images)

A few years ago, NASA senior space scientist David Morrison debunked an apocalyptic claim as a hoax.

No, there’s no such thing as a planet called Nibiru, he said. No, it’s not a brown dwarf surrounded by planets, as iterations of the theory suggest. No, it’s not on a collision course toward Earth. And yes, people should “get over it.”

But the theory has been getting renewed attention recently. Added to it is the precise date of the astronomical event leading to Earth’s destruction. And that, according to David Meade, is in six days — Sept. 23, 2017. Unsealed, an evangelical Christian publication, foretells the Rapture in a viral, four-minute YouTube…

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