Pony up, Cattlemen!



By Debbie Coffey Copyright 2010 All Rights Reserved


When I first heard the term “grazing lease” I assumed the lease was for grazing.

After hearing that the Bureau of Land Management will be rounding up the wild horses in the Twin Peaks Herd Management Area (California and Nevada) because there’s not enough water for them, I looked at the BLM Eagle Lake (California) Field Office website and noticed the projects they had listed.

I was surprised to see grazing lease transfers. You can transfer (give) your grazing lease to somebody else, and then THEY can transfer (give) it to somebody else. However, the “somebodys” aren’t always people or ranches.

I saw a couple of ranches like 3-Dot Ranch and 5-Dot Land & Cattle, then (right when I thought I was seeing spots before my eyes) I happened to see Project number CA-350-2009-33 for the North Fort Sage Allotment and Winter Range, NV. This was a grazing lease transfer from V&B Liability to Vidler LLC to Jared Brackenbury (whose name was misspelled). I couldn’t find any information about V&B Liability, but it sounds like it might be an insurance company.

Why would an insurance company need a grazing permit? Anyhow, whoever they are, they transferred the grazing permit to Vidler LLC, which is Vidler Water Company.

George Knapp of www.8newsnow.com wrote of Vidler Water Company “the huge operation they’ve put together in western states, including Nevada, has come to rival entire governments, both in expertise and resources.” More

Ken Salazar “Doctors” Evidence on Wild Horses AND Oil

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In My Humble Opinion) by R.T. Fitch – author of “Straight from the Horse’s Heart

The Lies Never Cease

Secretary of the Department of the Interior (DOI) Ken Salazar’s crooked and corrupt Bureau of Land Management (BLM) continues to run out of control while it lies, deceives and kills off our publicly owned wild horses as Salazar’s deceitful nature is clearly exposed in the Gulf Oil crisis.

Salazar and his henchman Bob Abbey defy science and facts as they sweep across the western plains capturing every wild horse they can find while they lie to the public that there are hundreds remaining when observers only note dozens.  Behind locked gates they sterilize, geld and kill wild horses to ensure that they will die out as distinguishable herds and breeds.  Almost 150 horses have died at the hands of the BLM since the conclusion of their last roundup, alone.  Flipping off the tax paying public has become a common practice of the corrupt BLM.

Now Salazar turns his dead eyes and blank stare to the Gulf of Mexico as he, once again, ignores the advice of experts and then carries it a step further and lies about their findings to the entire world.  But this time a Federal Judge catches him with his pants down.

Isn’t it time that the criminal action of an Obama appointee be brought to a close?  Can we not inject sanity into the management of our country’s precious natural treasures?  Or is everything wild and natural destined to die before the onslaught of the Obama political juggernaut.  Where is the change we were promised, where is that “animal friendly” administration?

All I see is death, destruction and ruin.  I want our “natural” country back!

BLM data appears to be falsified: Arial headcount shows most herds have been zeroed out


By: Craig Downer


Report on Flight from Truckee Airport (CA) passing over various mountain ranges and valleys to the Owyhee Wild Horse Herd Management Area (whhma), Rock Creek whhma, and Little Humboldt whhma.  (Ill. w/ digital photos taken on flight.)

Elko District, Bureau of Land Management, North Central Nevada, ca. 80 miles NW of Elko. Note: wh is abbreviation for wild horse(s)

Flight realized on Monday, June 21, 2010, Summer solstice.

Dates of report preparation 6/24-25/2010. 

Background: Three whhma’s encompass > 482,000 acres of which 336,262 acres are in the Owyhee whhma, 102,638 acres in the Rock Creek whhma and 15,734 acres in the Little Humboldt whhma.  Northern portions of the Owyhee whhma occur in the Columbia Plateau physiographic region, but most are in the Great Basin physiographic region.  Drought and lack of forage due to fires are being cited by BLM officials as reasons for the drastic reduction of these wild horse herds. BLM plans to gather 1,548 wild horses (the currently estimated total population) and to put back only 399, or which 195 would be PZPed mares with 2-year sterilization effects.  This works out to leaving one wild horse per 1,200+ acres – an extreme marginalizing of this species by any standard and very contrary to the “principal” presence mandate of the Wild Horse Act.  More

Gasland: The Movie

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Welcome To GASLAND

About the film

“The largest domestic natural gas drilling boom in history has swept across the United States. The Halliburton-developed drilling technology of “fracking” or hydraulic fracturing has unlocked a “Saudia Arabia of natural gas” just beneath us. But is fracking safe? When filmmaker Josh Fox is asked to lease his land for drilling, he embarks on a cross-country odyssey uncovering a trail of secrets, lies and contamination. A recently drilled nearby Pennsylvania town reports that residents are able to light their drinking water on fire. This is just one of the many absurd and astonishing revelations of a new country called GASLAND. Part verite travelogue, part expose, part mystery, part bluegrass banjo meltdown, part showdown.”

GASLAND will be broadcast on HBO through 2012. To host a public screening in your community please click here. The DVD will be on sale in December 2010.

Why Worry About Something You Can’t Do Anything About?

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J.Speer-Williams (c)copyright 2010 All Rights Reserved


Is it true that our world has suffered with so much unspeakable destruction, misery, and death because so many of us have had, and do have, perhaps, the mother of all negative and apathetic attitudes:Why worry about something you can’t do anything about?

Is this attitude resulting in the forfeiture of our God-gifted and sovereign free-will?

Have too many of us lost so much free-will, through apathy and ignorance, we can only add to the wide consensus of negative free-will, or exercise no free-will at all?

Must we have some free-will left in order to use it in a positive fashion?

Ranging from slow to fast, and even faster, all of our emotions, attitudes and everything in our physical existence vibrates with its own unique frequency signature; which proves all of our materiality and emotions are energy of one kind or the other. More

Beef Checkoff declares independence

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By Alan Guebert / Columnist | Posted: Saturday, June 26, 2010 10:30 pm


In a toughly worded statement last week, the executive committee of the Cattlemen’s Beef Board, the group created by Congress to collect and oversee the $1-per-head beef checkoff, served notice that it strongly backed the independence of the Federation of State Beef Councils in the debate over the checkoff’s future.

“The Federation,” noted the CBB “should be separate from any policy organization… The checkoff is owned by, and responsible to, all producers and importers, and no specific organization.”

The declaration of independence was aimed directly at the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association. For almost two years NCBA has been designing and debating a massive “governance” plan to pull state beef councils under its meatpacker-dominated umbrella.

Several state councils, who, by law, control 50 percent of all checkoff funds (the Cattlemen’s Beef Board controls the other half), view the plan as little more than a NCBA grab for a chunk of the $80 million or so per year checkoff. More

BLM to Hold Public Hearing on use of Motorized Vehicles, Aircraft to Manage Wild Horses, Burros

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**note:The BLM…..after having been charged twice by the courts for having violated the very laws it is supposed to be following and protecting, is holding public hearings to get the public’s comments on its intended use of vehicles and aircraft (a federal violation and felony per the Wild Horse and Burro Act) to manage the few remaining horses BLM has not managed to slaughter and sell for profit, yet.   Someone alert “Slaughterhouse Sue” in Montana….dinner is about to be served!  Calen Jacobs

BLM to Hold Public Hearing on use of Motorized Vehicles, Aircraft to Manage Wild Horses, Burros

Elko, Nev.—The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will conduct a public hearing to discuss the use of motorized vehicles and aircraft in the monitoring and management of wild horses or burros on public lands in Nevada. The hearing will be held on Thursday, July 1, at 6 p.m. at the Bureau of Land Management Elko District Office, 3900 East Idaho Street, Elko, Nev. in the main conference room. More

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