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Gun lobbyist's sights on $8m claim. " GUN rights
campaigner and dealer Ron Owen will pursue an $8.2 million claim
against both the state and federal governments following his
historic victory against firearms fraud charges in a Gympie
court this week."
Democrats' Assault (on) Weapons By Lowell Ponte,
FrontPageMagazine.com | November 4, 2003, "... To working-class rednecks who enjoy hunting, Kerry demonstrated
his marksmanship, his skill in killing two birds with two shots.
It reminded them of an earlier, freer America in which “gun
control” meant a steady hand and a sharp eye.
his leftist loyalists Kerry displayed his Marx-manship by mixing
these hunter pictures with his usual sermon about
how he had hunted since age 12 but never used an AK-47
assault rifle. This was Kerry’s sly wink to the Left
that as President he would, like Clinton before him, use
every gimmick he could to take guns away from those dumb
Democrats might pretend to be gun-friendly to
win your vote, but every
vote for any
Democrat empowers the gun grabbers and controllers. Just as
you would be wary of Greeks bearing gifts (like the Trojan Horse),
beware of any Democrat bearing arms in a publicity stunt like
Senator John Kerry’s ritual killing of animals last weekend."
permit holders have committed crimes since law changed
in '01, MI, Visions of
gun-toting Michiganians creating a Wild West on Saginaw
Avenue haven't come to pass since the state's concealed
weapons law took effect more than two years ago. But
there have been several incidents involving permit
holders, including a rape in Kent County, several
assaults and numerous brandishing charges. "There
have been some problems, but overall it's not what
people expected," said Michigan State Police
Sgt. Greg Varotney. Of
the 90,369 Michiganians permitted to carry concealed
weapons between July 1, 2001, and Nov. 3, 313 have
been charged with crimes, according to violation reports
filed with the state police. Of those, 190 have been
convicted, and 196 of the crimes were committed either
while using or carrying the licensed gun:
Industry Group Won't Support Renewing Anti-Terrorism
National Desk, Contact: Peter Hamm of the Brady
Campaign to Prevent Gun
Violence, 202-898-0792 WASHINGTON,
Nov. 10 /U.S. Newswire/ -- The leading gun industry
trade association opposes legislation to renew
the Federal law that makes it illegal to make or
own a firearm that cannot be spotted by airport
security efforts. (NOTE: This is a press
release by Brady talking about how NSSF does not
the ban on plastic guns that can not be seen with
x-rays. the article fails to state that a gun of
this type has never been made and no one knows
how a gun of this type could be made and no company
is working on a gun of this type.) SEE: Banning "Terrorist
Specials"? By John R. Lott, Jr.
BUST BLACK-MARKET 'GUN RUN' DUO NY
Post ... Gravely wore a baggy black T-shirt with
a logo for "Shaolin Ryders" motorcycle
club, as he and Taylor pleaded not guilty. Shaolin
is a slang name the rap group Wu-Tang Clan coined
for Staten Island.
spin on gun control,
By Eli Lehrer and John R. Lott Jr. Gun control used to
be such a simple issue to follow. National
Democratic candidates supported more restrictions, while
believed that gun control provided few benefits. Recently,
Democratic Party talks about their devotion to the Second
President Bush has been pursuing many policies that are no
occasionally more restrictive) than those of his opponents.
|"Why do we need to know this
stuff?" Comment of Douglas Weil of the Brady Center
to Prevent Gun Violence in an Aug.
2001 Fox News Article about John Lott and his research of
3,054 U.S. counties over a 17-year period resulted in a conclusion
that tough gun control laws do not deter crime, but in those
states and counties that have adapted concealed-carry laws
allowing citizens to carry firearms in public, crime has
Carry Permits Fire up Debate Over Workplace Shootings,
By Jeff Johnson, CNSNews.com Congressional Bureau Chief,
November 18, 2003 (CNSNews.com) - In the crime blotter
from Dec. 26, 2000, Louis "Sandy" Javelle's
name appeared alongside those of six other victims who
had been shot to death
by a disgruntled co-worker at Edgewater Technologies,
Inc., in Wakefield, Mass. Javelle distinguished himself
that day by trying to delay and disarm the gunman, 42-year-old
before being killed. But Javelle might have saved his
own life and at least four others if the concealed handgun
permit he held in New Hampshire had allowed him to carry
a weapon on his job in neighboring Massachusetts, according
to one of Javelle's friends and numerous firearms policy
experts. "Sandy held both a federal firearms license and a
permit to carry a handgun in New Hampshire," according
to his friend, David Bergquist. "Ironically, the
gun laws in Massachusetts prevented him from carrying
a concealed handgun. But these same laws did not prevent
Michael McDermott from obtaining illegal firearms."
for the crossbow,8/12/03, Times Herald-Record Is
it a bow? Well, you draw back a string and shoot arrows
with it. But maybe it's a gun. After all, it
has a trigger.
Just what is the definition of a crossbow? It's a question that divides
hunters. They're also divided on whether they should be able to use it.
New York prohibits the
use of crossbows for hunting, except for people with
severe physical disabilities. And the crossbows themselves must be modified
with a device that requires no hand movement, like a breath tube.
Hunting with crossbows is permitted in other states, such as Ohio, Michigan
"I think there's a place for it," said Frank Carbone, a hunter from
the Town of Newburgh. "The way I look at it, it's another hunting implement." ...
But Carmen Heitczman, president of the Orange County Federation of Sportsmen's
Clubs and an avid bowhunter, takes the opposite stance.
"I think it'd be a mistake to put it into the hands of everybody," he
A bill is making its way through both the state Senate and Assembly that
proposes legalizing crossbow hunting by July 1, 2005.
"Are they going to be adequate to harvest the game?" Heitczman said. "Collect
data, see the results."
Audits Nation's Top Teachers' Union,
Nov 25, By LARRY MARGASAK, Associated
Press Writer, WASHINGTON
- The IRS is auditing the nation's largest teachers
union, scrutinizing an organization that works
elect candidates but files tax
returns reporting zero political expenditures from member dues. FINALLY!!!!
by Jacob J. Rieper, Legislative
Director New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
|Here's how endorsed candidates did in yesterday's
- Cayuga County, City of Auburn Mayor, Republican Party,
Tim Lattimore -
WINNER in close 4 way race with 44%
- Herkimer County, County Sheriff, Republican Party,
Chris Farber - WINNER
- Monroe County, Rochester City Judge, Marjorie Byrnes
(R) - LOST
- Monroe County, County Executive, Maggie Brooks (R)
- WINNER in landslide
- Niagara County, County Legislator, William Davigon
(D) -WINNER by 32 votes
in extremely close race
- Rensselaer County, County Judge, Patrick McGrath (D)
- WINNER in an ugly race
- Suffolk County, Town of Islip Supervisor, Ginny Fields
(D) - LOST
| Andy Pelosi
of New Yorkers Against Gun Violence will be the guest
during a community forum on gun violence at 6:00pm Wednesday
11/19 at the
Edward Saunders Community Center, 2777 Bailey Avenue in Buffalo.
forum is being hosted by Assemblywoman Crystal Peoples (D-141),
Grassroots Inc. and MAD DADS. The event is free to the
public. For more
information, call 716-897-9714.
CoBIS or Gun "DNA" Watch
Total guns registered in NY as of 11/1/03 = 57,006
Number of guns linked to a crime = 0
Money Spent = $11,000,000
ORANGE COUNTY NEWS
PART OF GM's PRESS RELEASE: Minneapolis,
November 17, 2003 — Middletown-area
residents in search of great hunting, fishing and camping merchandise
look no further. Gander Mountain, an outdoor retailer based in
Minnesota, is planning to open a 120,000-square foot big-box store
to guests in Wallkill, N.Y., in March 2004. The store will be
the largest Gander Mountain in the nation and the third Gander
Mountain to open in New York since June 2003.
The Gander Mountain
store will soon deliver unique and differentiated outdoor sporting
merchandise at great value, while delivering
exceptional service through knowledgeable customer services assistants.
Gander Mountain store will be located on Crystal Run Plaza in Wallkill. The store
will employ a sales staff of approximately
150 people to help provide expert service to area outdoor enthusiasts.
In addition, customers will find new features and services including
Artic Cat ATV sales and service, full archery technical shop and
archery range, gunsmith service, professional fish line winding,
a live bait shop, a new cabin décor department and Gander
lodge meeting space.
For the nearest Gander Mountain store location,
call 800-282-5993 or visit www.GanderMountain.com.
The Times Herald-Record article states
that the store will be located in the former Wal-Mart building
off Route 211 and North Galleria Drive.
David Dirks has an outdoor column
about every Tuesday in the Middletown NY, Times Herald-Record.
of the time
he covers the outdoor events and activities in Orange County and
area. Every once in a while he does add a political comment and this
is one of those columns. He does an excellent job in blasting NJ
and their gun laws, so much so, that it was picked up by the
NRA and featured in their 11/5/03 NRA-ILA Daily Site Update. Please
make sure that you read David's column and it will not hurt to (CLICK
HERE TO,) send him an e-mail.
The two most important races in Orange
County were 98th Assembly District race and the 9th Judicial District
State Supreme Court.
In the NY 98th District Assembly
Race between (R) Alan
Sorensen and (D) Aileen
Gunther, with Aileen Gunther the easy winner.
Family Court Judge Debra Kiedaisch came in 5th
in a "top 3 win" race for the 9th Judicial District
State Supreme Court. That means that Orange County will loose a
seat in the court.
Ex-Orange County Sheriff Bigger, (C-R, 532 votes,)
for Deerpark Supervisor to Mark House, (D, 900 votes.)
The following is what I had on the index page before the election.
The biggest two in Orange
County this year will be the race for NY
98th District Assembly seat and the vacant
judgeship in the State Supreme Court in
the 9th Judicial District.
The NY 98th District Assembly seat was left open
because of the death of Jake Gunther. The race is between Jake Gunther's wife,
(D) Aileen Gunther and, (R) Alan Sorensen. (CLICK
HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THIS VERY IMPORTANT RACE.)
The Second race will be for the State Supreme
Court in the 9th Judicial District. Family Court Judge Debra Kiedaisch had decided
to run as the Democratic candidate for the district that covers
five counties. If Judge Kiedaisch wins this election Orange County will retain
a Judge to represent Orange County and Judge Kiedaisch does issue unrestricted
licenses and would have to be rated as a B+ or A. If she does win that will open
up another Family Court Judge position that we will have to work hard on getting
a pro-gun Judge in. (Local Republicans wanted Judge Rosenwasser for the position
but Republicans from Westchester/Rockland had the votes to take away a position
from Orange County. The position is held by a Judge from Orange County now but
a required retirement because of age is creating a vacant judgeship. Judge positions
do not have a primary but the person running in the general election is chosen
by committee and Orange does not have the pull to override what Westchester/Rockland
The Times Herald-Record has even approved Judge Kiedaisch for most of the same
reasons that I do even though I do not think that how she stands on issuing unrestricted
pistol licenses had any impact on their decision.
only place one vote when you are suppose to vote for
2 or more? This is called "BULLET" voting.
In this type of race the top 3 vote getters win. If you
vote for anyone else who gets more votes than the person
that you want in then your other votes are really votes
to defeat the person that you want to win.)
Court Judge is elected
for 14 years.
One Judge for every
Don't let Rockland and Westchester steal a Judge
from us! Our population is larger than Rockland's.
We are the fastest growing county in the state!
NOT JUST VOTE A PARTY
Vote Orange only - cast one vote
- not three
THERE IS ONLY ONE ORANGE COUNTY
DEBRA KIEDAISCH, A
- A REGISTERED
Of course local election
are important and it is important that we elect people who understand
our issues. It may not seem important but that person who you elect
to the Planning Board could rule on your club's request or that
Mayor or other office holder could call for no hunting in an area
that you or your club post or leases.
In May the T H-R had an article about
one of the firearms instructors who had health problems that he
claimed where contributed to by the poor ventilation at the range
were he taught at the Orange County Community College in Middletown.
The school has been offering a course, 'Safe & Legal Use of
Firearms and Ammunition," that I took. The once a week course
used 22 Cal. rifles over 12 weeks and, as far as I can remember,
we only had to have 100 rounds for the whole course. The following
is the letter that I got from the college.
|Dear GEORGE :
According to our records, you were enrolled in a course at the College, which
required the use of the Rifle/Pistol Range between 1994 and 2003. We are
contacting you to make you aware of the questions recently raised regarding
the environmental conditions in the Range during that period.
As a result of the issues brought to the College's attention regarding the use
of the Range during the period indicated above, the College contracted with an
independent testing firm, Quality Environmental Solutions and Technologies, Inc.
to conduct appropriate environmental tests.
Quality Environmental Solutions and Technologies, Inc., conducted a visual inspection
and analytical tests. The results of the visual inspection as well as analytical
samples collected do not indicate mercury contamination of the range.
In the Range, two samples were collected and analyzed
for the presence of airborne lead. Both samples collected were below the limit
of detection for the analytical
Wipe samples were also collected from within the HVAC system, which did detect
the presence of lead dust. Although the levels of lead dust in these samples
is not above any current standard for HVAC systems, the college will as a precautionary
measure conduct a through cleaning of the HV AC system .
If you have any questions this issue or wish to have copies of the testing reports,
please call or write to:
Mr. John Aherne
Director of Safety and Security
Orange County Community College 115 South Street
Middletown, NY 10940
Telephone: (845) 341- 4932
J. Daniel Bloomer
Vice President for Administration
Annual Dinner biggest ever
The Orange County Federation of Sportsmen's
Clubs had their annual dinner and
it was the best one ever. Over 180 people attended and over $3,000
worth of prizes from raffles and door prizes
were given out. Most of the prizes were
donated by local businesses, clubs and individuals. Every gun
range, bait store, butcher, taxidermists or gun smith in Orange
County contacted donated something. Many items were worth over
Diana and Carmine Montalbano accept the "Club
of the Year"
award, and Don Faenza was awarded the "Sportsman of the Year" award.
"Wall of Prizes" this year not only included guns of
many types but also a SAFE, a Dillion 550B reloading
press with tumbler, scale and everything else you needed to start reloading
and a shotgun reloader with everything you would need to make
1,000 rounds of 12 Gauge shotgun shells to choose from if you won the
raffle. We picked two winners and they both chose to take a gun.
Two other guns were also given away, one gun as a raffle and another
gun as one of the BONUS BUCKET prizes.
For the people who attended we want
to thank you for your support. If you were not able to attend
this years Dinner please plan to attend
15th and we hope that it will be bigger and better with even more
I have started the Photo Album. It is very big
so it will take a few moments to download. If you only have dial up connection
it will take a very long time. It is not finished so check back in a few more
days to see the whole thing.
HERE TO SEE THE
OCFSC 2003 DINNER PHOTO ALBUM
the Justices Bite the Bullet?
by Tony Mauro,
CLICK HERE FOR THE WHOLE ARTICLE
For more than six decades, the Supreme
Court has ducked the opportunity to examine the real meaning
of the Second Amendment's
promise of the right to "keep and bear arms."
advocates of gun rights are hoping the Supreme Court will finally
bite the bullet and grant review in Silveira v.
Lockyer, No. 03-51, a challenge to California's strict 1999
assault weapon ban. The case is one of dozens the justices are
set to discuss at their private conference Wednesday. A decision
by the Court whether to grant review could be announced as soon
as Dec. 1. The Court also meets in conference Dec. 5.
... Other factions
in the gun rights legal community have not been as enthusiastic about Silveira,
and there was considerable debate
over whether it should have been pressed before the 9th Circuit
or appealed to the Supreme Court.
The National Rifle Association
opposed the Silveira plaintiffs at the circuit level, arguing they did not have
standing. Now that
the case is before the Supreme Court, the NRA has filed an amicus
brief supporting Supreme Court review.
should read the WHOLE
ARTICLE. It is not that long but has some
Gun-control enthusiasts in
the United States and western Europe have a lot to answer for
of two reports last week
that prove, beyond a doubt, the barbaric lunacy of ensuring citizens
are defenseless against armed criminal threats.
In the first, a
British paper reported authorities have seen a 35 percent increase
in gun violence in 2002 – not so ironically,
in the sixth year since Parliament passed a law banning personal
ownership of most firearms.
... "It was hoped the measure
would reduce the number of handguns available to criminals. Now handgun crime
its highest since 1993," said
the Observer. "New laws that make carrying a firearm an offence
with a mandatory five-year sentence have won little favor with officers
on the street. 'It changes nothing,' said one drug squad detective
who asked to remain anonymous."
Meanwhile, here in the States,
a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study released last week
found no conclusive evidence
gun-control laws curb violent crime, suicides by firearms or firearms-related
The study found "inconclusive evidence" that
gun-control laws, which include entire bans of certain classes
have any appreciable effect on gun-related violence.
enough, where gun control is the staunchest – New
York City, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, and other major urban
centers – Britain-like handgun and rifle bans, some analyses
contend, are doing little more than filling morgues with innocent,
unprotected, law-abiding citizens.
"Do bullets tell tales?" is
a long article highlighting the problems with two of the corner
stones of Forensic science that deal with matching a bullet
to a crime, the so called "Gun DNA" and analysis
of the lead in bullets.
- "Gun DNA" What makes a "sufficient" match
is often just an examiner's opinion.
Microscopic nicks and
imperfections on gun-making tools can leave the same impressions on
multiple guns. The flaws on gun components--and the marks they leave on
bullets--can change over time. And proficiency tests show that
do make errors; one study of tests from 1978 to 1991 found an error rate
of 12 percent. The test-takers almost always erred by saying
" inconclusive" instead of the correct answer, and false matches were
But examiners know when they're taking a test for a grade. In the real
world, they may more readily declare a "match" in a borderline
- "Lead analysis" National Academy of Sciences is going to
issue a report soon about how unique the lead in each batch
are. Other studies have "found
that batches of lead actually aren't necessarily unique, raising the
chance of a random match."
United States Unintentional Injuries
Ages 1-4, All Races, Both Sexes
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
National Center for Injury Prevention and Control
Produced by: Office of Statistics and Programming, National
Center for Injury Prevention and Control, CDC. Data Source:
National Center for Heath Statistics (NCHS) Vital Statistics
System for numbers of deaths.
|Cause of Death
# of Deaths
% of Deaths
Struck by or against
Other Spec., classifiable
Other Land Transport
Other Spec., NECN
Pedal cyclist, other
Avoiding a financially devastating
recall of two popular air rifle models, Daisy, the manufacturer
whose products are synonymous with youngsters learning to shoot,
agreed to a settlement today in its lawsuit with the Consumer
Product Safety Commission (http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml04/04033.html).
The CPSC's suit, which was filed in 2001 by then-Commissioner
Ann Brown, a Clinton appointee, claimed that the Daisy's air
guns were defectively designed. Following two years of discovery,
CPSC approved a consent agreement and in a statement issued
today by CPSC Commissioner Mary Sheila Gall, she concluded, "There
is very little credible evidence that the Model 856 and 880
air rifles, in either their present or past configurations,
represent a 'substantial product hazard.'" Responding to
the settlement, Daisy's vice president of marketing, Joe Murfin,
said, "Unsafe behavior is at the root of air gun accidents," and
he pointed out that Daisy has always aggressively promoted safe
handling of its products through its "Take Aim at Safety" program,
which instills safe and proper handling of firearms among those
young adults for whom the company's products are intended. In
the settlement, Daisy agreed to undertake a $1.5 million dollar
campaign to provide more frequent and enhanced safety warnings
on its air rifles, to include similar warnings with BB packaging
and to continue to participate in voluntary standard-setting
efforts with members of its industry and consumers. "This
entire litigation was unwarranted and ill-conceived. Daisy's
enhanced safety warnings and other voluntary measures could
have been implemented years ago, something NSSF had urged the
CPSC to consider before it filed its lawsuit," said Lawrence
Keane, vice president and general counsel of the National Shooting
Sports Foundation (NSSF), the trade association of the firearms
industry. Keane's view was shared by Commissioner Gall who expressed
her "extreme dissatisfaction" with the way this case
was brought and handled and how Daisy was treated by the CPSC.
Gall, who had in 2001 voted against bringing the case, said
that in her 11 years on the Commission and in her 30 years of
government service she had "never seen a more outrageous
miscarriage of justice and abuse of the process of public policy." Gall
said the evidence in the case showed that former Commissioner
Brown had ordered the case against Daisy "be removed from
the ordinary process of Commission staff review because [Brown]
did not like the conclusions of [career staff]."
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I talked to Phil Weiler,
Senior Public Relations Manager for Symantec, and he said that
this is not true. That Symantec has been contacted by many groups
and that they have all been told the same thing. That this feature
is not turned on by default and that when you install the program,
(or at any time,) you can turn this feature on and then you have
to select what catagories of web sites to block, weapons being
one of 20 or so catagories.
Posted by timothy on Sunday November 02,
@02:17PM "A recent American Rifleman contained small column that said
that Symantec's new Internet Security 2004 would block pro gun
rights sites (i.e. NRA sites), while not blocking similar anti-gun
rights web sites. Being the eternal skeptic, this claim was tested
by downloading the trial version and running some tests against
it. To my surprise I found the every NRA site was blocked and
was in the category 'weapons.' This even included the NRA's Institute
for Legislative Action. Some sites that were not blocked were
notable anti-gun rights sites such as The Brady Campaign, and
Good Bye Guns. The only anti-gun rights site that was blocked
that I could find was Hand Gun Control's web site." Read
on for more.
and PETA now Firmly in Bed with Each Other
Date: Sat, 1 Nov 2003 17:18:02 -0800
From: "Jeff Christensen" <Tnusa-NW@earthlink.net>
Subject: Disney and PETA now Firmly in Bed with Each Other
PETA now has Disney's "Nemo" movie character integrated
anti-fishing campaign. The website is here: http://www.peta.org/feat/nemo/
page includes a printable handout for kids featuring Nemo and
friends. Here is some of what is on the cute (thanks to the Disney
Corporation) and colorful handout for kids to take to school and
with their friends. It is titled "Fish are friends - Not food":
- "..fish are a lot like us. They make friends with other
fish and talk to
one another through gurgles squeaks,
squeals and other underwater sounds."
- "Being hooked hurts."
- "'I would never eat anyone I know personally. I wouldn't
a grouper any more than I would eat
a cocker spaniel. They're so good
natured, so curious. You know, fish
are sensitive, they have personalities, they hurt when they're
former chief scientist of the U.S.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration'"
- "Contact PETA for a supply of 'Fish are Friends, Not Food'
share their fish-friendly message
with your friends."
- (The stickers, no doubt, feature the cute little Disney movie
Nemo" and his friends just like the handout
does thanks [again] to
OUR OUTDOOR SPORTING FUTURE IS UNDER ATTACK!
YOU KNOW THAT, DO FISHERMEN KNOW IT?
I don't think so. Let's make
sure they do.
PLEASE FORWARD THIS EMAIL TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW.
Hunters and fishermen are and have been the backbone of wildlife
conservation and conservation funding for a 100 years. Millions
and their families enjoy fishing and the outdoor experience. PETA,
and every animal rights organization is working to end this.
Regards, Jeff Christensen
10-9-03 ARTICLE AND ALERT:
joins forces with pro-fish activists Story filed: 13:55 Thursday
9th October 2003
Pro-fish activists have won permission from Disney to adapt a film
for Finding Nemo to help promote vegetarianism to youngsters.
Pressure group Peta says it is using
the cartoon characters on leaflets,
along with a two-metre tall fish, to persuade children not to eat
The film features a shark who attends
a support group for vegetarians which uses the Peta slogan prominently.
for Peta (People of the Ethical Treatment of Animals) said:
" We were delighted to see our tag-line 'Fish are friends not food'
Finding Nemo movie.
"The slogan is even being used on Finding
"We hope that after seeing Finding Nemo,
children will agree that fish
belong in the ocean, not on dinner plates."
How does it feel
to have "the happiest place on earth" help
Rights movement to END fishing? Sportsmen contribute $1.5 BILLION
wildlife conservation annually. About half of that funding comes
fishermen. Please tell Disney what you think about this.
500 S Buena Vista St.
Burbank, California 91521
Tel: (818) 560-1000
Fax: FX - USA (818) 560-1930
(11-1-03 UPDATE: No email for Disney has yet been found)
While you're at it:
Zebco offers Disney character fishing poles for
6505 Tower Lane
Claremore, OK 74017
1-800-588-9030, Monday through Friday, 8:30a.m. to 4:45p.m. CST
visited the web site and found the following:"All Images (c) Disney
Enterprises, Inc./Pixar Animation Studios. All rights reserved."