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The History and Danger of Administrative Law

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“But there are problems with this conventional history of administrative law. Rather than being a modern, post-constitutional American development, I argue that the rise of administrative law is essentially a re-emergence of the absolute power practiced by pre-modern kings. Rather than a modern necessity, it is a latter-day version of a recurring threat—a threat inherent in human nature and in the temptations of power.”

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Philip Hamburger

Columbia Law School

“Reprinted by permission from Imprimis, a publication of Hillsdale College.”

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PHILIP HAMBURGER is the Maurice and Hilda Friedman Professor of Law at Columbia Law School. He received his B.A. from Princeton University and his J.D. from Yale Law School. He has also taught at the University of Chicago Law School, the George Washington University Law School, the University of Virginia Law School, and Northwestern Law School. A contributor to National Review Online, he has written for several law reviews and journals, including the American Journal of Legal History, the Supreme Court Review, the Notre Dame Law Review, and the Journal of Law and Politics. He is the author of Separation of Church and State, Law and Judicial Duty, and, most recently, Is Administrative Law Unlawful?

The following is adapted from a speech delivered on May 6, 2014, at Hillsdale College’s Allan P. Kirby, Jr. Center for Constitutional Studies and Citizenship in Washington, D.C., as part of the AWC Family Foundation Lecture Series.

There are many complaints about administrative law—including that it is arbitrary, that it is a burden on the economy, and that it is an intrusion on freedom. The question I will address here is whether administrative law is unlawful, and I will focus on constitutional history. Those who forget history, it is often said, are doomed to repeat it. And this is what has happened in the United States with the rise of administrative law—or, more accurately, administrative power. More

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Duty to Warn: Part 2

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Why do Good People Become Silent About the Documentable Facts That Disprove the Official White House Conspiracy Theory About 9/11? – Part Two

Last week’s column was prefaced by some very wise words from Frances Shure, a psychologist and an early 9/11 truth-seeker who has seen through the official conspiracy theories that first came from the Cheney/Bush White House and which were then endlessly re-broadcast by the complicit corporate-controlled media as “The Truth” – without any documentable proof – about what happened on 9/11/01. What she said bears re-reading and can be found here:

Part Two follows.

The CIA’s Invention of the “Conspiracy Theorist” Smear Campaign to Discredit Dissenters

In his 2013 book, Conspiracy Theory in America, author Lance deHaven-Smith traced the term “conspiracy theory” back to a CIA propaganda campaign that was designed to discredit doubters of the Warren Commission’s fake search into who assassinated President Kennedy in Dallas. In this light, the use of this pejorative term is obviously a tactic to shame and humiliate those who saw through the ulterior motives of the commission, and thus effectively censor out or even banish anyone who questions official government accounts.

The Warren Commission, to its eternal shame, ignored the testimony of a multitude of eye witnesses to the crime that proved that there were shooters both behind and in front of Kennedy’s motorcade. Many witnesses, none of whom were called to testify, had heard shots coming from the grassy knoll in front of the motorcade.

One of those eye-witnesses was an emergency room physician that attended Kennedy’s dying body. He would have testified to the commission that there was a tiny entry wound in JFK’s throat as well as a large exit wound that blew off the back of his head (depositing a chunk of his brain on the trunk of the limousine – which Jackie was shown retrieving in the famous film of the assassination by Abraham Zapruder). More

Nevada County Board of Supervisors: Wildfire Severity

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Board Chair of CABPRO

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“California just passed three water management bills, bringing meters to some wells. New state “super priorities” now places habitat protection first (yellow-legged frogs), health and safety next (humans), and agriculture last in regard to water. Previously, the priorities were listed as human consumption first, then agriculture, then habitat preservation.”

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Wildfire Severity

On August 26th the Nevada County Board of Supervisors (BOS) unanimously passed a resolution “declaring an ongoing emergency due to the … threat of wildfire in Nevada County, and urging the Governor of California to take an active role at the federal level to demand that the federal government take action…” That may sound like a great idea to many, but there may be more to the picture.

On July 22nd the Sierra County BOS was the first to sign a county “Proclamation of Local Emergency” resolution. In the supporting documents provided regarding that agenda item, there was far more information than what is seen in their resolution.

Sierra County wants the governor not only to get involved, but to “seek concurrence of the President of the United States over the Sierra Nevada-wide declaration of local emergency.” Do we need – or want – an Executive Order (EO) from the President to dictate to our county what will be done in our forests? Currently there are laws in place that require the federal government to harmonize with county plans when making decisions about public land within the county. Could an EO end that? More

TS Radio: Dr. Bart Billings on psychiatry and the drugging of our military

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Dr. Bart Billings joins us this evening to discuss psychiatry and the drugging of our military, especially returning veterans.  With so-called “suicides” reaching an estimated 22-30 per day, and billions being spent annually to provide “services” including psychotropic drugs, we have to ask, “What is really going on here?”

What if what is diagnosed as PTSD is in reality, a traumatic brain injury brought on by repeated exposure to explosions and/or explosive sound?  The injury to the brain is inevitable.  Is it possible that diagnosing PTSD and the subsequent drugging is less costly than treating the actual injury to the brain?  That maybe, those “suicides” are actually a system meant to reduce the overall costs of care of returning soldiers from all the wars we have going on.

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TS Radio: Elder Abuse….The Other Side of a Dark Issue

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Opinion: Newbie NYT Reporter Suffers Chronic Attack of Hoof in Mouth Disease, AGAIN!

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Originally posted on Straight from the Horse's Heart:

“In my most OUTRAGED Opinion” by R.T. Fitch ~ co-founder/president of Wild Horse Freedom Federation

“If Dumb and Dumber had kids, this boy would be their prodigal son!”

A new journalistic approach to reporting on the status of wild horses & burros on federal lands; scientifically referred to as the Cranial Rectal Entanglement Syndrome

A new journalistic approach to reporting on the status of wild horses & burros on federal lands; scientifically referred to as the Cranial Rectal Entanglement Syndrome

There’s an age old adage that says, “Even a fool is considered a wise man, until he speaks” or in this situation, writes; and in the case of freshman New York Times reporter David Philipps it couldn’t be more crystal clear than just that!!

You remember ole ‘wet behind the ears’ Philipps when two years ago he slithered onto the horse slaughter scene by publishing a story in ProPublica on Tom Davis who just happened to casually buy 1,700 wild mustangs from our own lovely Bureau of Land (Mis)Management and then just kind of lost…

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Duty To Warn: Part 1

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kohlsMillions of clear-headed people all over the world have paid close attention to the evidence that disproves the Big Lie, and thus they have seen through the propaganda that launched and then quagmired and bankrupted the US into two illegal wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. They are naturally wondering what is going on, and why have they been black-listed?”

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Why do Good People Become Silent About the Documentable Facts That Disprove the Official White House Conspiracy Theory About 9/11? – Part ONE

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It is my firm belief that 9/11 skeptics—and true skeptics of any paradigm-shifting and taboo subject—who publicly expose lies and naked emperors are heroes who have come out of waiting, for we have suffered the ridicule and wrath of those emperors, their minions, and the just plain frightened.

“To survive as babies and young children, we automatically look to our parents (thought-leaders, TV anchormen, politicians, military generals and other parent figures) for confirmation of safety or danger (whether manufactured or otherwise).

“Thus, the need for a leader, an authority, appears to be genetically hardwired. If we have been reared in an authoritarian family and school system, then this tendency to rely on authority figures for confirmation of reality is likely reinforced. Conversely, if we are (gently) reared in a family, school system, and cultural context that rewards critical thinking and respects our feelings and needs, then the tendency to rely on authority figures would likely be weakened.

“In our American society, many of our officials routinely lie to and abuse us, but nonetheless, many citizens continue to look to them for truth and safety—especially when fear is heightened. This strong tendency to believe and obey authority is another obstacle with which skeptics of the official 9/11 account must contend.

“By unquestioningly believing and obeying authority, we develop and perpetuate faulty identities and faulty beliefs, and to top it off, we make very bad decisions, which often negatively affect others. This can be equally true for the four human proclivities studied by social psychologists: doublethink, cognitive dissonance, conformity, and groupthink.” – Psychologist Frances Shure, M. A., L. P. C. Excerpted from Part 3 of her 9 part series on “Why Do Good People Remain Silent – or Worse – about 9/11?More

UC Davis Professor Confirms New World Tyrannical Order

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Transamerica Pyramid 1What is it with the massive influx of illegal immigrants into the United States? There are no jobs. Shall we just open up our borders and our universities to every Tom, Dick, and Harry, and for what reason? One purpose is that the agenda has been engineered politically in order to win more elections, and statistics show that illegals tend to vote more for a party that offers them free stuff, such as cellphones, food stamps, welfare, affordable college, etc. It’s happening! More

Will U.S. Keep Ebola in Check Here at Home?

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new-logo25Contributor & author: Jane M. Orient, M.D.,

Media Pundit & Internal Medicine Physician

              President, Doctors For Disaster Preparedness

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Some 3,000 American soldiers are arriving in Africa to fight an Ebola epidemic that is doubling about every 3 weeks, with the number of infections projected to reach 1.4 million by January. President Obama said: “It will require an ‘air bridge’ to get health workers and medical supplies to areas that are affected.”

Meanwhile, the virus has used the air bridge of a commercial flight to reach Dallas. So far, only the index patient is ill, but 100 contacts are being observed.

Although a large number of experts agree that the likelihood of a widespread outbreak is “vanishingly small,” owing to our “highly sophisticated public health system,” a number of breaches in our invulnerability are already manifest.

The hospital where the patient initially presented failed to follow federal guidelines. He told a nurse that he had been in Liberia and should have been placed in isolation and tested for Ebola immediately. Instead, he was sent home on antibiotics, which are useless for viral infections.
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The Corporation as Psychopath: One Good Reason to Overturn the 2010 Citizens United Ruling

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kohlsGary G. Kohls, MD

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“Union Carbide’s corporate executives have been subpoenaed to appear in Indian courts for their crimes. But the US has not honored the extradition treaties it has with India. These executives have repeatedly refused to appear and are therefore in contempt of court. There are warrants out for their arrests in India, just as there are warrants out for the arrest of citizen Henry Kissinger for his part in international war crimes in Chile, East Timor, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, etc. All remain at large, harbored by America’s big Business-friendly, corporate-controlled nation.”

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“Slavery is the legal fiction that a person is property. Corporate personhood is the legal fiction that property is a person.” — Anonymous

The infamous NeoConservative, anti-democratic Roberts’ Supreme Court 5/4 decision in the 2010 Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission ruling (granting personhood to corporations) has emboldened the already powerful and very corruptible multinational corporations (that have already achieved dominion over politics and the economy in the United States) to “buy” any number of politicians and brain-wash many voters in many state and national elections.. The US Supreme Court has made legal the absurd notion that inanimate corporations deserve the same rights (but not the same responsibilities) as living humans.

Soberingly, after the ruling came down, there was only a brief bit of anger and outrage from our national leadership over this democracy-threatening decision, and the outrage was quickly drowned out of the public consciousness by a well-timed, mainstream media-orchestrated “tempest in a teapot” – Toyota’s recall of tens of thousands of accelerator pedals (that apparently had only infrequently been the cause of significant accidents).

The following question must be asked:

If corporations have the privileges of personhood shouldn’t they also bear the same responsibilities and incur the same punishments as individuals do when they commit crimes?

 

Peace and justice activists briefly applauded when the citizens of Shapleigh, Maine protected their water rights last March from the insatiable water-extracting corporate giant Nestle. (See video and more information on this episode at: (http://www.afterdowningstreet.org/node/40335). More

TS RADIO: Dr. Gary Kohls Discusses Drugging Children and the Elderly

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TS RADIO: Christine Porter & Clear The Bench Arizona

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Washington D.C.: Anita Bond’s Limitations of Guardianship Amendment Act of 2014

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“Bill 20-710 would amend Title 21 of the DC Official Code to protect the well-being of incapacitated individuals from unreasonable confinement or involuntary seclusion by a temporary, limited, and general guardian;”

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Northshore “Live” – Cooper’s Corner: Investigative Journalist Michael Volpe

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 National Association to Stop Guardian Abuse

Investigative journalist joins Bev Cooper to detail his recent investigations into guardian abuse both in Chicago and in Memphis, Tennessee.Volpe is the author of two books, “Prosecutors Gone Wild” and “The Definitive Dossier of PTSD in Whistleblowers”, and Volpe will talk about Norman Hughes, a Korean and Vietnam War veteran who is being held against his will in a nursing home in Memphis, and Mildred Willis, whose family recently lost their home on the order of the Cook County Public Guardian.

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T.S. Radio:  Tonight A Special Show With Reporter Michael Volpe:  Systemic Corruption in Family and Probate Courts

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Wild Horse & Burro Radio

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Voices Carry for Animals # 12

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Special Guest-  Annet Artani  Musician Singer/Band (Genre,Soul, Retro)  Actress, Animal Rights Activist

After falling in love with my rescue, Miney, I created a page to help rehome the animals I rescue, & help others do the same! #nopawleftbehind!

DESCRIPTION: I’m an independent rescuer that rescues and fosters animals, gets them proper vetting, and finds them a loving family. One dog or cat (and sometimes turtle!) at a time, I make sure every beautiful creature I stumble upon that needs my help, gets it. No paw left behind!

Founder and CEO at Miney’s Rescue of Love and hit smashwriter at Notting Hill Music Publishing

http://www.sonicbids.com/band/annetartanimusic/  About Annet Artani (Biography) Genre pop, soul, retro

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TS Radio: Brandy Beyer of the Beyer Foundation

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How do you perceive law enforcement in your community?

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News Flash! Nevada County, California is the new Afghanistan of America.

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Nevada County, California is the new Afghanistan of America. Crime is so “out of control” that SWAT teams are now the order of the day, CelleBrite hacking phones are brought in by the Sheriff’s department and, of all things, a MINE-PROTECTED VEHICLE was added to the Sheriff’s arsenal to rebuff “rogue” property owners? What else does our local police force need, a minesweeper for Lake Wildwood, a posh gated community in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains? That’s not all.

Did you know that practice SWAT drills are already being done in Nevada County schools to get our children used to the idea of police power? More

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