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Heather Heyer, they say, died fighting for what she believed in. She was
presuambly a sanctimonious cow pc vandal who wanted to obliterate history
and it is ahrd to feel any sympathy for her. Her friends say she was
witty. How could she have been with beliefs like that?
Don't you just LUV it when White Liberals become "martyrs" for their
Timothy Treadwell said he always wanted to end up as bear shit. Another
California eco-kook gets a Darwin Award (audio):
Wildlife author killed, eaten by bears he loved
By CRAIG MEDRED
Anchorage Daily News
A California author and filmmaker who became famous for trekking to
Alaska's remote Katmai coast to commune with brown bears has fallen
victim to the teeth and claws of the wild animals he loved.
Alaska State Troopers and National Park Service officials said Timothy
Treadwell, 46, and girlfriend Amie Huguenard, 37, were killed and
partially eaten by a bear or bears near Kaflia Bay, about 300 miles
southwest of Anchorage, earlier this week.
Scientists who study Alaska brown bears said they had been warning
Treadwell for years that he needed to be more careful around the huge
and powerful coastal twin of the grizzly.
Treadwell's films of close-up encounters with giant bears brought him
a bounty of national media attention. The fearless former drug addict
from Malibu, Calif. -- who routinely eased up close to bears to chant
"I love you'' in a high-pitched, sing-song voice -- was the subject of
a show on the Discovery Channel and a report on "Dateline NBC." Blond,
good-looking and charismatic, he appeared for interviews on David
Letterman's show and "The Rosie O'Donnell Show" to talk about his
bears. He even gave them names: Booble, Aunt Melissa, Mr. Chocolate,
Freckles and Molly, among others.
A self-proclaimed eco-warrior, he attracted something of a cult
following too. Chuck Bartlebaugh of "Be Bear Aware,'' a national bear
awareness campaign, called Treadwell one of the leaders of a group of
people engaged in "a trend to promote getting close to bears to show
they were not dangerous.
"He kept insisting that he wanted to show that bears in thick brush
aren't dangerous. The last two people killed (by bears) in Glacier
National Park went off the trail into the brush. They said their goal
was to find a grizzly bear so they could 'do a Timothy.' We have a
trail of dead people and dead bears because of this trend that says,
'Let's show it's not dangerous.' ''
But even Treadwell knew that getting close with brown bears in thick
cover was indeed dangerous. In his 1997 book "Among Grizzlies,'' he
wrote of a chilling encounter with a bear in the alder thickets that
surround Kaflia Lake along the outer coast of Katmai National Park and
"This was Demon, who some experts label the '25th Grizzly,' the one
that tolerates no man or bear, the one that kills without bias,''
Treadwell wrote. "I had thought Demon was going to kill me in the
Treadwell survived and kept coming back to the area. He would spend
three to four months a summer along the Katmai coast, filming,
watching and talking to the bears.
"I met him during the summer of '98 at Hallo Bay,'' said Stephen
Stringham, a professor with the University of Alaska system. "At
first, having read his book, I thought he was fairly foolhardy ...
(but) he was more careful than the book portrayed.
"He wasn't naive. He knew there was danger."
Despite that, Treadwell refused to carry firearms or ring his
campsites with an electric fence as do bear researchers in the area.
And he stopped carrying bear spray for self-protection in recent
years. Friends said he thought he knew the bears so well he didn't
U.S. Geological Survey bear researcher Tom Smith; Sterling Miller,
formerly the Alaska Department of Fish and Game's top bear authority;
and others said they tried to warn the amateur naturalist that he was
being far too cavalier around North America's largest and most
"He's the only one I've consistently had concern for,'' Smith said.
"He had kind of a childlike attitude about him.''
"I told him to be much more cautious ... because every time a bear
kills somebody, there is a big increase in bearanoia and bears get
killed,'' Miller said. "I thought that would be a way of getting to
him, and his response was 'I would be honored to end up in bear scat.'
A number of other people said that over the years Treadwell made
similar comments to them, implying that he would prefer to die as part
of a bear's meal. All said they found the comments troubling, because
bears that attack people so often end up dead.
RANGERS RETRIEVE REMAINS
Katmai park rangers who went Monday to retrieve the remains of
Treadwell and Huguenard -- both of whom were largely eaten -- ended up
killing two bears near the couple's campsite.
Katmai superintendent Deb Liggett said she was deeply troubled by the
"The last time I saw Timothy, I told him to be safe out there and that
none of my staff would ever forgive him if they had to kill a bear
because of him,'' she said. "I kind of had a heart-to-heart with him.
I told him he was teaching the wrong message.
"This is unfortunate, (but) I'm not surprised. It really wasn't a
matter of if; it was just a matter of when.''
What led up to the latest Alaska bear attack, as well as exactly when
it happened, is unknown. The bodies of Treadwell and Huguenard, a
physician's assistant from Boulder, Colo., were discovered Monday by
the pilot of a Kodiak air taxi who arrived at their wilderness camp to
take them back to civilization. A bear had buried the remains of both
in what is known as a "food cache.''
The couple's tent was flattened as if a bear sat or stepped on it, but
it had not been ripped open, even though food was inside. The
condition of the tent led most knowledgeable observers to conclude the
attack probably took place during the daylight hours when Treadwell
and Huguenard were outside the tent, instead of at night when they
would have been inside. Most of their food was found in bear-proof
containers near the camp.
Officials said the camp was clean but located close to a number of
bear trails. Because of the concentration of bears in the Kaflia Lake
area and a shortage of good campsites, however, it is almost
impossible to camp anywhere but along a bear trail there.
EXTENDED THEIR STAY
Treadwell and Huguenard, who was in the process of moving from
Colorado to Malibu to live with Treadwell, had last been heard from
Sunday afternoon when they used a satellite phone to talk to Jewel
Palovak. Palovak is a Malibu associate of Treadwell at Grizzly People,
which bills itself as "a grass-roots organization devoted to
preserving bears and their wilderness habitat.''
Palovak said she talked with Treadwell about his favorite bear, a sow
he called Downy. Treadwell had been worried, Palovak said, that the
sow might have wandered out of the area and been killed by hunters. So
instead of returning to California at the end of September as planned,
Treadwell lingered at Kaflia to look for her. Palovak said Treadwell
was excited to report finding the animal alive.
PILOT CALLS IN TRAGEDY
What transpired in the hours after the phone call is unknown. The
Kodiak pilot who arrived at the Treadwell camp the next day was met by
a charging brown bear. The bear forced the pilot for Andrew Airways
back to his floatplane.
Authorities said he took off and buzzed the bear several times in an
effort to drive it out of the area, but it would not leave the
campsite established by Treadwell and Huguenard. When the pilot
spotted the bear apparently sitting on the remains of a human,
authorities said, he flew back to the lake, landed, beached his plane
some distance from the camp and called for help from troopers and the
Interviews with sources who were on the scene provided this account:
Park rangers were the first to arrive. They hiked from the beach
toward a knob above the camp hoping to be able to survey the scene
from a distance. They had no sooner reached the top of the knob,
however, than they were charged by a large brown bear.
It was shot and killed at a distance of about 12 feet. The Andrew Air
pilot, according to Bruce Bartley of the Alaska Department of Fish and
Game, was convinced the large boar with the ratty hide was the same
animal he'd tried to buzz out of the campsite. The boar was described
as an underweight, old male with rotting teeth.
Authorities do not know if it was the bear that killed Treadwell and
Huguenard. They were to fly to the site on Tuesday to search the
animal's stomach for human remains but were prevented from doing so by
After shooting that bear, rangers and troopers who had by then arrived
walked down to the campsite and undertook the task of gathering the
remains of the two campers. While they were there, another large boar
grizzly went through the campsite but largely ignored the humans.
A smaller, subadult that appeared later, however, seemed to be
stalking the group. Rangers and troopers shot and killed it.
"It would have killed Timothy to know that they killed the bears,''
Palovak said, "but there was no choice in the matter."
"He was very clear that he didn't want any retaliation against a
bear,'' added Roland Dixon, a wealthy bear fan who lives on a ranch
outside of Fort Collins, Colo., and has been one of Treadwell's main
benefactors for the past six or seven years. "He was really adamant
that he didn't want any bear to suffer from any mistake that he made.
His attitude was that if something like this were to happen, it would
probably be his fault.''
Bartlebaugh of "Be Bear Aware'' has no doubts that Treadwell loved the
animals but believes the love was misguided.
"I'm an avid bear enthusiast,'' Bartlebaugh said. "It's the same
attitude that I think Timothy had, but I don't want them (the bears)
to be my friends. I don't want to have a close, loving relationship. I
want to be in awe of them as wild animals.''
Palovak, Treadwell's associate, and Dixon take a different view.
"I think (Timothy) would say it's the culmination of his life's
work,'' Palovak said. "He always knew that he was the bear's guest and
that they could terminate his stay at any time. He lived with the full
knowledge of that. He died doing what he lived for.''
"He was kind of a goofy guy,'' Dixon said. "It took me a while to get
in tune with him. His whole life was dedicated to being with the
bears, or teaching young people about them. That's all he ever did. It
was always about the bears. It was never about Timothy. He had a
passion and he lived his passion. There will be no one to replace him.
There's just nobody in the bear world who studies bears like Timothy
Dixon acknowledged Treadwell took risks with bears but dismissed as
envious those who criticized his behavior .
Italian ‘peace bride’ raped, murdered in Turkey
Associated Press – via YnetNews
Naked body of artist hitchhiking in bridal gown on Israel peace mission
found in forest; 33-year old Turkish man detained after confessing to crime
A 33-year old Italian artist, Giuseppina Pasqualino, also known as Pippa
Bacca, was found dead in Turkey on Saturday, after having been raped and
murdered. Paqualino was hitchhiking towards Israel dressed in a wedding
dress in an appeal for peace.
The woman was last seen on March 31 in the mainly industrial city of Gebze,
while hitchhiking to Israel in the wedding dress as part of her “Brides on
Tour” project aiming to plead for peace in conflict areas. She disappeared
after using her credit card around noon. Police found her naked body hidden
in bushes in a forested area near Gebze, after questioning the man suspected
of the murder late Friday, the governor’s office said.
Police tracked down the suspect when he switched on Pasqualino’s mobile
phone, having inserted his own SIM card, an Italian Embassy official said.
The official asked not to be named because he was not authorized to give
information on the police investigation.
The suspect, identified only by his initials M.K., Had previously been
convicted of theft, Anatolia reported. He was being questioned in police
custody and no charges had been filed.
According to reports, M.K confessed to having picked up Pasqualino in his
car, after which he drove into the forest, where he raped her and strangled
her to death. Afterwards he attempted to bury the body.
Determinedly working for art
Pasqualino’s fiancé said in an interview that the artist was “very loyal.
Unfortunately, she happened to meet the wrong man in the wrong place at the
wrong time.” He also commended the Turkish police on a job well done.
The artist’s mother said, “We were hoping she had been kidnapped by the
Kurdish. We were trying to contact Muslim officials until we found out she
had been murdered. We weren’t particularly worried because she had been
hitchhiking for a lot of time, and thus was capable of avoiding risky
situations. She was a determined person when it had to do with working for
Woman killed by cougar identified
Jan 03, 2001
The woman who was killed by a cougar in Banff National Park has been
identified as 30-year old Frances Frost of Edmonton.
Park officials say the animal apparently crouched behind a tree, waited
until Frost passed by and then jumped onto her back. She had been
cross-country skiing near Lake Minnewanka, about 12 kilometres east of the
townsite. The cougar was shot as it sat on top of her body.
Park officials are mystified as to why cougar attacked. Chief Park Warden,
Ian Syme, says the animal's behaviour was "very unusual" and it may never
know be known why it attacked Frost.
Syme believes the cougar was not the same one that attacked a dog and
confronted a woman near an elk carcass earlier in the day. He says cougars
may be living close to the town as they look for food, so he is advising
people to exercise extreme caution.
Rachel Corrie learned in 2003 what happens when you stand in front of an
Israeli bulldozer: http://tinyurl.com/zkmhysd
SNAP! CRUNCH!: http://tinyurl.com/glzv35p
The MSM has been giving her martyr status ever since:
Martyr or stupid idealist? She apparently thought her cause would actually
keep her safe from bulldozers. It's amazing she lived as long as she did.
That kind of stupidity is usually fatal much earlier in life. She was just
another "dead baby" the Palestinians love to show on TV:Loading Image...
Man walking barefoot across America is struck, killed
by Ashley White, Tallahassee Democrat
Jan. 23, 2017
Mark Baumer was struck and killed while attempting to walk barefoot across
America in an effort to raise awareness for climate change.
TALLAHASSEE — A sport-utility vehicle killed an activist walking barefoot
across America to promote awareness of climate change.
Mark Baumer, 33, of Providence, R.I., was hit at about 1:15 p.m. CT Saturday
on U.S. 90, which roughly parallels Interstate 10, near Mossy Head, Fla.,
according to the Florida Highway Patrol. The area is about 60 miles
northeast of Pensacola and 125 miles northwest of here.
He was walking westbound facing traffic along the south shoulder of the road
when eastbound driver Sonja Siglar, 51, of Westville, Fla., failed to stay
on the road, driving onto the shoulder and striking him.
Baumer died at the scene, and the police agency said alcohol was not a
factor. Charges are pending.
The activist, who said he usually would walk on the shoulder of the road or
in the grass, had finished Day 100 of his journey, starting from Providence
and spending Friday night in Mossy Head. If he didn't have a shoulder to
walk on, he said he would walk in the road, making sure he was visible.
He had spent Tuesday night in Westville, also on U.S. 90.
“The best surface is usually the white line because it’s painted and really
smooth,” Baumer said Jan. 7 as he passed through Tallahassee. The line
separates the traffic lane from the shoulder on busy roadways.
His goal was to walk barefoot to California. After it started snowing in
Ohio, he regrouped and took a bus to Florida