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Western Wild Horses Under Siege, details by Carol Walker on Wild Horse & Burro Radio (Wed., 4/15)

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Wild_Horse_Burro_Radio_LogoJoin us on Wild Horse Wednesday (*SM) , April 15, 2015

6:00 pm PST … 7:00 pm MST … 8:00 pm CST … 9:00 pm EST

Listen to the live show Here!

This is a 1 hour show.  Call in with questions during the 2nd half hour.  

Call in # (917) 388-4520

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Our guest is Carol Walker, Dir. of Field Documentation for Wild Horse Freedom Federation who will talk about BLM’s plans to sterilize wild horses, the many deaths of the recently captured Wyoming “checkerboard” wild horses, the BLM’s plans that could, in essence, destroy the Pryor Mountains wild horse herds, and an update on the wild horses at the Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary. (photo above: wild horses in winter in Adobe Town, by Carol Walker)

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Carol is a plaintiff in the lawsuit that has been attempting to stop the BLM from removing over 800 wild horses from Adobe Town, Salt Wells Creek, and Great Divide Basin in Wyoming.

Carol’s website is http://www.wildhoofbeats.com/ and you can see her photography of wild horses at http://www.livingimagescjw.com/

Carol’s website is http://www.wildhoofbeats.com/ and you can see her photography of wild horses at http://www.livingimagescjw.com/

Tonight’s radio show will be hosted by Debbie Coffey, V.P. & Dir. of Wild Horse Affairs, Wild Horse Freedom Federation

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BLM unaware oil company was using pipeline

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new-logo25Debbie Coffey

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How could the BLM be “unaware” that a company is using a pipeline?  (Another reason to wonder how closely the BLM actually monitors the range.)  According to True Oil (True Companies), “Belle Fourche Pipeline is a liquids pipeline operator that gathers and transports crude oil in the Williston Basin of western North Dakota and the Powder River Basin of Wyoming.”  To see a map of this pipeline in Wyoming, click HERE.  According to an article in the Casper Star Tribune, True Companies have had many pipeline spills.

True Companies also owns 7 True Ranches (ADA Ranch, Double Four Ranch, LAK Ranch, Rock River Ranch, Chalk Bluffs Ranch, HU Ranch, VR Ranch), 2 feedlots (LAK Feedlot, Wheatland Feedlot) and 2 Farms (LAK Farm, Wheatland Farm) in Wyoming.          –  Debbie

cows  True Ranches’ cattle (photo:  True Companies)

SOURCE:  Buffalo Bulletin

Almost a decade after Belle Fourche Pipeline Co., a True Oil company, told the Bureau of Land Management it was no longer using a pipeline 44 miles southeast of Buffalo, the pipeline leaked 25,200 gallons of crude oil onto public lands.

The company terminated its right of way permit in writing in 2006. At some point, without the knowledge of the federal agency, the company illegally resumed use of the pipeline, said Christian Venhuizen, BLM public affairs specialist.

Why and when the company continued to use the pipeline remains unanswered. Bob Dundas, environmental coordinator for Belle Fourche and Bridger pipelines, said he would forward the Buffalo Bulletin’s request for information and comment to someone who could answer questions related to permitting.

On May 20, 2014, Belle Fourche reported the oil spill to the BLM, after workers noticed oil seeping up from the ground, Dundas said. The BLM determined that Belle Fourche was in trespass, Venhuizen said, and fined Bridger Pipeline, a sister company, also owned by True Oil.

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A MASSIVE SCANDAL UNFOLDS SCIENTIFIC FRAUD INFESTS FISH & WILDLIFE’S TOP RANKS A NATIONAL DISGRACE

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“it appears that the history of the Fish and Wildlife, and specifically…Regional Director Benjamin Tuggle, [Deputy Director Rowan] Gould, and Ashe is that whistleblowing retaliation is tolerated or even condoned. Apparently someone got promoted or something good happened to them after they retaliated.”

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1888530_791967040830921_1291441710_nThe hierarchy of habitat, the Fish & Wildlife Service, is reeling from a recent expose’ by insider and whistleblower Gary Mowad. F&W’s
fabrications reveal a lack of credibility increasingly coming down from the very top. The organization, truly has become a bloated tapestry of scientific deception which is meant to de-industrialize America, and in the end, catapult her back into the 1800’s by using doctored statistics and fabricated research to support their broad claims.

Saving an old growth tree is one thing but purposefully stopping America’s wheels of production from turning has caused massive unemployment and vast economic hardship upon the people by orchestrating a 1000 + endangered species program but with a regular pattern of falsified science which is treasonous and is meant to destroy a nation but then rebuild it into the liking of an unconstitutional state lacking basic needs and those blood bought rights and freedoms which were enshrined since the founding of America. Total control of the people by government is the long term objective.

A conspiracy? Here are the facts.
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SCIENTIFIC FRAUD INFESTS FISH & WILDLIFE SERVICE TOP RANKS

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READ FULL ARTICLE AT PEER.ORG/NEWS

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Whistleblower Hearing Traces Corruption and Retaliation Back to Director’s Door.

Posted on Feb 25, 2015

Washington, DC —An explosive whistleblower hearing transcript paints a vivid picture of rampant scientific misconduct, callous reprisal and systemic mendacity within the upper echelons of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS), according to Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) which posted the full texts today. The transcript also illustrates how a highly-touted agency Scientific Integrity Policy has become a tool for just the opposite..

This whistleblower case is striking because it involves a high-level manager rather than a field biologist; Gary Mowad is a 28-year FWS veteran and former Deputy Director for law enforcement. For the past few years, Mowad had been the FWS Texas Administrator for the Ecological Services Division, handling a parade of thorny endangered species and natural resource issues arising out of the Lone Star State..

The hearing took place because Mowad challenged being placed on an open-ended “detail” causing him to leave Austin for Albuquerque for a position with no apparent duties. The reassignment followed his reporting a number of scientific integrity concerns, including what he termed a blatantly political decision by the FWS hierarchy to reverse the staff recommendation that the dune sagebrush lizard, with habitat in the heart of Texas oil country, be listed under the Endangered Species Act.

In an August 18, 2014 hearing before the U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board, testimony indicated:.
•Widespread scientific fraud, such as using models to classify paved parking lots as endangered species habitat, is facilitated by top FWS officials to accommodate a network of politically connected consultants called the “Texas mafia;”
•Within hours after Mowad’s disclosure to the FWS Scientific Integrity Officer, it was relayed to top headquarters officials, and he was ordered to vacate his office. An arrangement to end Mowad’s exile was personally quashed by FWS Director Dan Ashe; and
•The Whistleblower Ombudsman for Interior’s Office of Inspector General testified that “Months of pointed discussions and stern warnings…have not resulted in any formal and permanent action” to discipline managers guilty of misconduct or protect whistleblowers from further retaliation.

Mowad’s case quickly settled after MSPB Judge Mary Ann Garvey summarized what she had heard by saying “it appears that the history of the Fish and Wildlife, and specifically …Regional Director Benjamin Tuggle, [Deputy Director Rowan] Gould, and Ashe is that whistleblowing retaliation is tolerated or even condoned. Apparently someone got promoted or something good happened to them after they retaliated.”.

“Political skewing of science in today’s Fish & Wildlife Service is just as rife and blatant as it was during the darkest days of the Bush years,” stated PEER Executive Director Jeff Ruch, whose organization represented other FWS scientists working in the Southwest Region under Tuggle. “The Service’s entrenched culture of corruption persists with the full knowledge and blessing of Director Dan Ashe.”.  READ MORE AT PEER.ORG/news

 

A MEDICARE FRAUD STORY (ONE DOCTOR’S FIGHT FOR YOUR LIFE)‏

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new-logo25By Douglas K. Kinan

                Updated to include documents.
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“For decades we have listened to FBI and DOJ pronouncements such as, “If you see something, say something,” “no one is above the law,” “equal justice under the law”, all Americans are entitled to “due process” and the all elusive “rule of law” claim, which oftentimes is manipulated by administrative and legal jujitsu.”___________________

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America is now at a stage where public corruption has reached pandemic proportions and, in my view, is the new normal in the court system and in America.

However, the general category of “public corruption” is too kind and discounts the fact that it’s really about the people who are corrupt, for motives that are truly bizarre. The collective propensity to knowingly break the law, abuse their power to harm innocent people, make a few bucks and/or ingratiate themselves with like-minded individuals is remarkable. Bad acts and law breaking can be covered up for a while, but they don’t go away.

Most Americans believe the court system is supposed to be the last line of defense to “serve and protect” the people. Most people also believe that they have a right to report crime with the expectation that an objective investigation will occur. However, when the court system is used to complete crime and cover up fraud, waste and abuse, it’s a sure sign that things are backward. Media silence only makes it worse.

Witness the case of Dr. Bharani Padmanabhan (“Dr. Bharani”).

Dr. Bharani was a Staff Neurologist at the Cambridge Health Alliance (“CHA”) from July 2007 to November 2010.

Without any hint of embellishment, Dr. Bharani’s humanitarianism with regard to his patients and with risk to his own self-interest, exposed patient neglect and Medicare fraud within the hospital in which he worked.

Dr. Bharani is one (1) of less than fifty (50) Neurologists in the world with 2 fellowships and a PhD in Multiple Sclerosis (“MS”). His patients will tell you that his credentials, ability, integrity and character are impeccable.

Dr. Bharani single-handedly cared for 750 MS patients who are extremely pleased with his care. Despite all of what Dr. Bharani has continued to endure, he still maintains a case load of 50 patients and sees them for free because, he said, “they are my responsibility.” MS patients cannot afford to pay him out of pocket. Dr. Bharani’s medical posture is clear: “Poor patients are welcome.”

On November 11, 2010, at approximately 3:30 pm, Dr. Bharani was paid a surprise visit by the Chief Administrative Officer, the Neurology Division Chief and a hospital Security Guard and escorted out of the hospital. This surprise visit only allowed Dr. Bharani to take with him a reflex hammer that his father gave him when he was 17. More

Proposed Collection of Information on Wild Horses & Burros; BLM Requests Comments

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The BLM is now planning to do a “knowledge and values study” on wild horses & burros using focus groups.  The focus groups are to include the usual special interest groups (the same ones that are so vocal against wild horses & burros on the BLM Resource Advisory Councils/RACs).

Most of us aren’t perusing the Federal Register on a daily basis, but an advocate alerted us to the notice below.  We should all ask WHO will APPOINT/SELECT the people who will take part in these focus groups.  The BLM proposes to have “guides” (a prepared agenda) for the groups, presumably to limit the topics you can talk about.  The questions/discussions will then likely be designed to lead you to whatever predetermined outcome the BLM wants.  Read HERE about the BLM and use of the Delphi Technique.

This is not free speech.  Will the topics include the delay of the issuance of the investigation report of the 1,700 wild horses Tom Davis bought?  Will the focus groups be updated on the current number of deaths of wild horses at the BLM’s Scott City, Kansas feedlot?  Will the participants be able to review any vet reports or necropsy reports from the Scott City feedlot?

This undemocratic process seems to be a way for the BLM to feign interest in listening to the public,  while in reality, it continues its efforts to contrive what could seem to the public to be some sort of a consensus.

I wonder if the BLM will ever have focus groups or advisory councils on wild horse & burro issues that are composed ONLY of real wild horse & burro advocates, who all care about the welfare of the wild horses and burros (instead of special interest “stakeholders” who focus on how to get rid of them).  The comment period for this proposed focus group farce ends May 11, 2015.  This is destined to be another unscientific “study” as the BLM continues to operate like a dog chasing its tail.  –  Debbie Coffey


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Foreign-owned mines operate royalty-free under outdated US law

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SOURCE:  revealnews.org  from The Center for Investigative Reporting

By / January 21, 2015

Let’s say you own 245 million acres.  And underneath that land are billions of dollars worth of minerals – gold, silver, copper, uranium and more.  Would you let foreign companies in to tear up your land, put your water at risk and take those minerals without paying royalties?

You already are. That’s the amount of public surface land controlled by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, the federal government’s biggest landholder. And companies that mine these lands are exempt from federal royalty payments.

And it’s happening right now.  Take, for example, the Dewey Burdock uranium project in South Dakota.  It encompasses 240 acres of public surface land, plus more than 4,000 subsurface acres of uranium-rich earth.

As of two months ago, a Hong Kong-based company had secured the right to mine and profit off that uranium, used to replenish nuclear power plants around the world, particularly in China.  In November, Hong Kong’s Azarga Resources merged with Powertech to become Azarga Uranium and manage the Dewey Burdock project.

Azarga will pay no royalties to the United States government.  Thanks to the Mining Law of 1872, which still governs uranium and other “hardrock” mining to this day, any company can extract and sell minerals from public lands without paying a cent in royalties to the federal government.

A spokesman for the mine, Mark Hollenbeck, points out that the mine will be paying South Dakota a severance tax, which is a tax on extracting nonrenewable resources.

Besides the royalties issue, some community members worry this mine will put their drinking water at risk.  In-situ uranium mining by nature takes place where there is groundwater.  The process involves injecting chemicals into the aquifer where the uranium ore is.  The chemicals leach the uranium from the rock, and the uranium is then pumped to the surface.  At Dewey Burdock, opponents are concerned that the radioactive, uranium-laden groundwater won’t be contained to the mining site.

Last week, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission released testimony from geologist Hannan LaGarry.  LaGarry found serious flaws in the company’s analysis of the groundwater geology.  He concluded that that there is a risk of groundwater contamination if the mine is allowed to go forward.

The mining company opposed the release of the testimony.

In the U.S., the aquifer by law must be restored to its previous condition when mining is finished.  That means the water must be cleaned enough to put it back to its pre-mining uses.

A Hong Kong-based company has secured the right to mine and profit off the Dewey Burdock uranium project in South Dakota.

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Massachusetts Board of Bar Overseers looks the other way

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new-logo25Douglas Kinan

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The piece below is the response to one posted on Trekking Toward TheTruth (TTTT) regarding the engrained corruption in the judiciary.

“For example, in the Probate and Bankruptcy courts, the respective Guardian Ad Litem and the Trustee are appointed by the judge. It’s a judge/attorney alliance that cannot be defeated, which means that the appointed attorney can “misappropriate (court terminology for stealing)” as much as he or she can get away with.”

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Response:

As the article points out, legal jujitsu and/or legal manipulations, friendships and politics, blur the lines of real justice in America.

Almost every attorney at one time or another has had a judge issue a “rigged” decision for motives that are never revealed and never will be.

The “rules” are really not the “rules” applied to everyone. Despite Rule 3:07, the Massachusetts Board of Bar Overseers looks the other way depending on who and how much is involved.

One of the best examples (there are many) of the Board’s negligence would be the Morris Goldings’ money laundering and theft of client funds of approximately $17 million, “arising out of eleven cases or matters.” The “eleven cases or matters” occurred over a period of approximately seven years. What did the Board do about the complaints against Goldings over that seven year period? Where was the oversight? Despite the judge’s order for restitution, not one dime showed up. Who were the beneficiaries of this theft? Who paid? The Massachusetts taxpayers. What was Goldings’ penalty? Soft time of approximately two years in a Florida “country club” federal prison. That would be about $8 million per year that Goldings “earned” during his physical and mental rehabilitation period in the warm Florida sunshine.

Every reasonable person in America knows or should know that there is no such thing as “equal justice under the law,” and that the alleged “rule of law” applies to some and not for others.

If you have no money, no status and no connections, how or why would anyone expect “equal justice?” What court of law is concerned with “equal justice?”

If you are being framed and/or retaliated against by the U.S. Attorney’s office for refusing to participate in public corruption and/or criminal activity, what can you do about it? Nothing. Unless you have money for a proficient and courageous attorney, don’t expect real justice from the federal court.

Based on my direct knowledge, certain judges have decided that pro se litigants shall remain defenseless and their verified facts and evidence mean nothing against the false claims of a corrupt assistant United States attorney.

As another example of “court justice”, the state Probate and federal Bankruptcy courts across America are used by predatory attorneys to separate middle and working class hard working people from their full inheritance and other money, by any means necessary. Prima facie fraudulent pleadings mean nothing to some judges. These two courts are, perhaps, the two biggest criminal operations in America, yet the pattern and practice of pure thievery are allowed to continue.

America talks the best justice the world has ever known. The reality is much different.

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Big Pharma Criminality no Longer a Conspiracy Theory: Bribery, Fraud, Price Fixing now a matter of public record

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More on the big pharma corruption………

Originally posted on Nevada State Personnel Watch:

Those of us who have long been describing the pharmaceutical industry as a “criminal racket” over the last few years have been wholly vindicated by recent news. Drug and vaccine manufacturer Merck was caught red-handed by two of its own scientists faking vaccine efficacy data by spiking blood samples with animal antibodies. GlaxoSmithKline has just been fined a whopping $3 billion for bribing doctors, lying to the FDA, hiding clinical trial data and fraudulent marketing. Pfizer, meanwhile has been sued by the nation’s pharmacy retailers for what is alleged as an “overarching anticompetitive scheme” to keep generic cholesterol drugs off the market and thereby boost its own profits.

The picture that’s emerging is one of a criminal drug industry that has turned to mafia tactics in the absence of any real science that would prove their products to be safe or effective. The emergence of this extraordinary evidence of bribery…

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Carol Walker, Dir. of Field Documentation for Wild Horse Freedom Federation, with an update on the Wyoming wild horse checkerbcourt case and the captured wild horses (Wed., 3/4/15)

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