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Bonnie Gestring, Northwest Circuit Rider for Earthworks, to talk about mining contamination of U.S. waters, on Wild Horse & Burro Radio (Wed., 6/21/17)

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Elaine Nash (Dir. of Fleet of Angels) and Palomino Armstrong (Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang) talk about rescue of over 500 ISPMB horses on Wild Horse & Burro Radio (Wed., 5/24/17)

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May Musings

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At the almost assured risk of pissing off a quarter of a million (251,695 — same-sex married couples in the United States in 2013, according to the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey) same-sex couples, I’d like to put in a word for those of us who refer to ourselves as ‘straight.’

Forty-two percent of us support allowing marriage for same-sex couples.    (http://www.statisticbrain.com/gay-marriage-statistics/)

NONE OF US, by my unscientific survey, enjoys hearing you refer to your spouses as ‘husband’ and ‘wife’.

How about, from now on,  you refer to your significant other as your spouse.

We don’t care who is on top!

TS Radio: A stolen life…..Danny Tate & Fugitive From Injustice

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Words to live by: Best graphic

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Depleted Uranium: The USA has been spreading this long lasting chemical weapon all over the Middle East & elsewhere

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Tests Prove Depleted Uranium Scrambles Chromosomes

Tests conducted clearly demonstrate that DU inhalation / ingestion scrambles chromosomes in a chaotic manner, causing Gulf War Illness.
Including transposing parts of chromosomes onto others. Thus so many different symptoms, and no possibility of a cure. Test results are very clearly understandable by the layman. Shows chromosomes as differently-colored, etc.

Be sure to watch all five parts of this great program. ( http://www.vawatchdog.org/ ) From the Discovery Channel.

Part 1 –

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jhvdkdMFVJQ

Part 2 –

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uErdz5NYmI4

Part 3 –

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PD_hR__sHzk

Part 4 –

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBZ-ZpCExi8

Part 5 –

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OwFQJj8Zbdg

Read more: www.whatreallyhappened.comhttp://www.whatreallyhappened.com/#ixzz4fLJqPg3K

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The Bureau of Land Management is scrubbing their trail on the internet

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After NBC News wrote about the Bureau of Land Management featuring a photo of a coal bed at the top of their website, the BLM changed it… to now feature this photo of an oil & gas pipeline.

by Debbie Coffey, V.P. & Dir. of Wild Horse Affairs, Wild Horse Freedom Federation All Rights Reserved. Copyright 2017

The Bureau of Land Management is scrubbing most of its links off of the internet, and in doing so, erasing much of its history from public view.

Many of the blm.gov links that are still remaining on the internet at this point say “page not found,” or the links are no longer cached.

The BLM also suddenly removed state and district websites. Instead, you will now find “landing pages” that direct you to only one main Bureau of Land Management website. (You can look at the new BLM website HERE.)

I called a BLM Public Affairs Specialist to ask some questions about the defunct websites and links. This person said in the past there were about 90,000 pages (and then a bit later stated that it could possibly be only about 60,000 pages) of BLM content on the internet, but that all of these pages couldn’t be maintained or updated, and weren’t centralized. This person said the BLM’s prior content management system was outdated.

Most importantly, this person also said there were now standards to reduce the amount (of pages/content). More

TS Radio: Tami Canal and the March Against Monsanto

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Join us April 14th, 2017 at 11:00 a.m CST!

9:00 am PST… 10:00 am PST … 11:00 am CST … 12:00 pm EST

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Call in # 917-388-4520

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March Against Monsanto

Tami Canal is the founder of March Against Monsanto, an organization that has played an instrumental role in educating the world on GMOs, the carcinogenic herbicides used on a majority of our food supply, and Monsanto’s hijack of the U.S. government.

Tami works to raise awareness on the health issues we are facing as a result of the increasingly toxic food supply and the serious, growing threats chemical agriculture poses. She is committed to fighting against those who perpetrate and profit off of our sickness and disease, including the biotech and pharmaceutical industries.

She has worked tirelessly to organize five global marches with millions of people all over the world converging in solidarity against Monsanto and chemical companies impacting our world with no regard for human life. Tami also works with numerous groups raising awareness on various issues like vaccine transparency, climate change, civil rights, and government corruption.

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How a Judge Scrapped Pennsylvania Families’ $4.24M Water Pollution Verdict in Gas Drilling Lawsuit

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Source:  desmogblog.com

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By Sharon Kelly and Steve Horn

For many residents of Carter Road in Dimock, Pennsylvania, it’s been nearly a decade since their lives were turned upside down by the arrival of Cabot Oil and Gas, a company whose Marcellus Shale hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) wells were plagued by a series of spills and other problems linked to the area’s contamination of drinking water supplies.

With a new federal court ruling handed down late last Friday, a judge unwound a unanimous eight-person jury which had ordered Cabot to pay a total of $4.24 million over the contamination of two of those families’ drinking water wells. In a 58 page ruling, Magistrate Judge Martin C. Carlson discarded the jury’s verdict in Ely v. Cabot and ordered a new trial, extending the legal battle over one of the highest-profile and longest-running fracking-related water contamination cases in the country.

In his order, Judge Carlson chastised the plaintiff’s lawyers for “repeatedly inviting the jury to engage in unwarranted speculation” and wrote that, in his personal estimation, the plaintiffs had not presented enough evidence to warrant the jury’s $4.24 million in damages. The original complaint for the case was filed in November 2009.

Nonetheless, Judge Carlson declined to throw out the lawsuit entirely, ordering Cabot to re-start settlement talks with the Ely and Hubert families. If those talks fail, the trial process will begin anew, extending the already years-long legal battle into months or even years to come.

“The judge heard the same case that the jury heard and the jury was unanimous,” Nolan Scott Ely, the lead plaintiff in the case, said in a statement. “How can he take it upon himself to set aside their verdict? It’s outrageous.”

Retrials “Not as Rare”

Over time, Judge Carlson’s order noted, the plaintiffs’ legal complaints had been successfully winnowed down by Cabot, which was represented at trial by several lawyers from Norton Rose Fulbright, the tenth highest-grossing law firm in the world in 2016. The case now centers around a nuisance complaint.

Ely, whose background is in construction work, and his family and neighbors were represented at trial by a solo practitioner, Leslie Lewis, assisted by one other attorney. During one brief stint in the years leading up to the trial, the two families had no lawyer at all, but represented themselves. When the case began, they had the assistance of the firms Napoli Bern Ripka Shkolnik & Associates and the Jacob Fuchsberg Law Firm (the former employer of Lewis), which ushered in a settlement agreement with some of the 44 original plaintiffs.

But Ely and others were not satisfied with the offer, which included a non-disclosure agreement, and decided to proceed with the lawsuit.

John-Mark Stensvaag, an environmental law professor at the University of Iowa, said that orders to re-try cases “are not as rare as one might think.”

“This does not mean that the plaintiffs have no case,” he added, “it only means that, in [Judge Carlson’s] opinion, they have not presented a case justifying the jury’s verdict and should be given a second opportunity to present an adequate case.”

The Ely family leaves the federal courthouse on the first day of trial in 2016. Credit: Laura Evangelisto © 2016

Carter Road Water Contamination

There’s little question that something is very wrong with the water on Carter Road, despite lingering questions in the legal battles centering around that contaminated water.

In 2016, shortly after the Elys and Huberts’ $4.24 million verdict, the Centers for Disease Control issued a report concluding that Dimock’s tainted waters carried dangerous levels of chemicals including arsenic, lithium, and 4-chlorophenyl phenyl ether (which is acutely toxic if swallowed). Further, the water was laced with enough methane that five of the homes on Carter Road had been at risk of exploding. Indeed, on New Year’s Day 2009, one of Dimock’s contaminated drinking water wells did explode.

Read the rest of this article HERE.

Dawn Vincent of The Donkey Sanctuary (UK) & Marjorie Farabee, Dir. of Wild Burro Affairs, Wild Horse Freedom Federation, on Wild Horse & Burro Radio (Wed., 4/12/17)

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Congress repealed FCC privacy rules for the internet

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It’s already begun. Just days after Congress voted to kill Internet privacy, Verizon has announced plans to install spyware on every Android phone on their network [1][2].

Protecting and encrypting your online life is more urgent than ever before.

Lawmakers who have taken hundreds of thousands of dollars from Big Cable companies [3] used a Congressional rule that gave them a small window to repeal the FCC privacy rules, which would have protected Internet users from some of the creepiest things their Internet service providers (ISPs) can do. But Congress just let ISPs like Verizon and Comcast in on:

  • Your health history
  • Your financial status & how much money you make
  • Where you go
  • Your political and religious views
  • What products you buy, and so much more

Apathy is no longer an option.

The time to start securing your most private information online is right now.

Our easy, 6-step guide, #GetSafe, shows you how.

Congress voting to kill Internet privacy is bad– but there are still really meaningful things that you can do to increase your privacy, and if you’re not doing them, you’re leaving yourself completely vulnerable.

Through #GetSafe, we’ll walk you through some basic steps that will dramatically increase the safety of the personal information stored on your phone and computer. It’s quick, you don’t need to be tech savvy, and it’s more important now than ever before.

Visit https://www.letsgetsafe.org to start protecting yourself and your community today!

Thanks,

Laila at FFTF

P.S. We’re crowdfunding to put up billboards with the name of every lawmaker who voted to kill Internet privacy in their home districts. Chip in what you can!

[1] http://www.newsweek.com/congress-killed-internet-privacy-fight-back-576619

[2] https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2017/03/first-horseman-privacy-apocalypse-has-already-arrived-verizon-announces-plans

[3] http://www.vocativ.com/411479/senators-online-privacy-money/

 

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Federal Bill to Ban Lethal Wildlife Poisons Introduced after kids exposed & three dogs killed by M-44 “Cyanide Bombs”

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14-year-old Canyon from Idaho,
pictured with his best friend Kasey,
a 3-year-old lab. They are laying in
one of their favorite spots, behind
Canyon’s back yard, where he
accidentally triggered an M-44
“cyanide bomb” on March 16, 2017.
It killed his dog in front of him.

March 30, 2017 – This month three dogs were killed by M-44 “cyanide bombs” in Wyoming and Idaho. In both cases children were present and put at grave risk of poisoning. This is beyond unacceptable.

M-44s are indiscriminate sodium cyanide ejectors set by USDA Wildlife Services agents and local wildlife agencies for “predator control.” Details | Diagram There is no justifiable excuse for the use of M-44s. It is insane to set poison traps in the great outdoors.

We’ve been pressuring for an M-44 ban since 1990, collaborating with Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Oreg.). We are thrilled to announce that on March 30 Rep. DeFazio introduced the legislation we’ve been working on in Congress. The bill is called H.R. 1817, “The Chemical Poisons Reduction Act of 2017.” It would ban both lethal M-44 sodium cyanide devices and Compound 1080, which are used unnecessarily by government wildlife agents for predator control.

What we need now is your help to get this legislation passed into law. This is a nonpartisan, public safety issue, and there honestly are no valid arguments against banning wildlife poisons. Learn how to help

Background on March M-44 events

Early in March 2017 we began working with a family in Wyoming who went out for a beautiful pre-spring walk on the prairie–one they’d taken many times before–and lost two dogs in horrifying circumstances. More

House leadership renews push to reinstate horse slaughter in the U.S.

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Maurice Copeland, Relentless Honeywell Whistleblower, Powerful Revolutionary

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You Are Leaders!

It’s too bad that so many political and social activists aren’t getting the media attention that their particular battles merit.  They are struggling for the rights of the people.  They have seen inequity, unfairness, and downright heinousness–in their workplaces, their communities and in the world!  Rather than turn a blind eye, they have raised their hands and proclaimed “Here am I, send me”!  These warriors fight the good fight, oftentimes alone, or with few along side of them.  This doesn’t stop them, though.  What it does is toughens them.  They become lean, mean fighting machines–snatching every advantage to further their battle.  They are focused like lasers and are fearless in every sense of the word.

Brother Maurice Copeland is just such a man.  A self described “revolutionary brother”  he battles against the “Powers That Be” at Honeywell in Kansas City.  Not only is he a revolutionary fighter, but he’s also an artist!  One day he visited my…

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In case you didn’t understand the first time: Social Security is not an “entitlement” program

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Reposted from 2011….and here we are again with another administration that will refuse to deal with the real issues with medicare and social security….the absolute fraud that is perpetrated by the medical, pharmaceuticals and elder services industries costing medicare 20-60 billion annually.
“One way or the other, the elderly in this country will be cleansed from society. In the meantime, every dime that can be squeezed and wrenched out of our existence for any reason whatsoever will continue. And MSM along with government hacks will continue to portray the elderly as receiving “entitlements”, “free rides at the expense of the country”.

Never once will they admit the problem isn’t with the elderly, it is with those who exploit the elderly.”

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It is alarming to hear not only younger members of the country, but also some middle aged members, medical professionals and others, referring to Medicare as some kind of free, gravy train medical insurance that seniors don’t have to pay for. Are people really that ignorant of how this system works?

After paying into Social Security and Medicare for decades, those who receive medicare must also now pay a premium every month for this insurance. These premiums can range from a few hundred dollars a month, to several hundred. Married couples pay individual premiums which can amount to $700.00 per month or more, combined on average. These premiums are deducted from their Social Security checks; neither the government, nor taxpayers, pay this premium.

Then there is that handy-dandy “donut hole” where Medicare pays nothing. This was a huge gift to the insurance companies who whined about not getting a piece of the Medicare pie. From approximately the $2500.00 to $5000.00 costs of care, Medicare pays for nothing. Ta DA! We got your GAP insurance plan which will cost you another $200.00 per month at least. This will cover the costs incurred in the hole. Of course the insurance companies have no plans to make good on these GAP policies, so getting them to pay any percentage of anything is a monumental task.

Then there is the co-pay at your doctors office. Then the co-pay on medications. Then there are the costs of medications your insurance and Medicare don’t/won’t pay for. That comes right out of your pocket!

Now, to add insult to injury, an estimated 20 million illegal aliens will be given “free” healthcare and I have yet to hear the word “entitlement” attached to those benefits.

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