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How the EPA separates landowners from their properties

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On April 7, 2001, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation ignored state and federal law in the name of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and stopped water to more than 200,000 acres and some 1,400 canal-irrigated family farms near Klamath Falls, Oregon, plunging the community toward bankruptcy and devastating families.
Why? Because the bureau said two species of bottom-feeding suckerfish and a Coho salmon, in a reservoir the farmers depended upon might be “affected” if water was released during the current drought.

35600_1thmThe ESA had already been used to cut off water to a group of California farmers, causing their crops to dry up.
In Colorado, the forest service threatened another agricultural operation with a by-pass flow that would have resulted in an 80-percent loss of the dry-year water supply from a key reservoir, with a direct economic loss of between $5 and $17 million.
They also attempted to impose a “by-pass flow” that would have taken some 50 percent of the dry-year water supply provided from a Colorado municipal water storage facility.

In Idaho, a federal permittee was told he would have to bypass water to protect aquatic species or obtain an alternate source of water at a cost of $120,000.
In Arizona, where state law requires water rights be held by the person making the beneficial use of the water, the regional forester had demanded that water rights owned by grazing permittees be transferred to the feds – rights long established under state law for livestock purposes.

Federal agencies—at the direction of the EPA—are using the ESA nationwide to try and override established water rights, state laws, and the McCarran Act.
Under the Water Rights Act of 1952 (McCarran Amendment) it’s illegal for anyone – federal agency or citizen, without exception – to force water bypasses or withhold water along natural flowing streams, rivers, and their tributaries. More

TS Radio: Oregon wants so-called managed lands returned to the state

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Call in #: 917-388-4520

Mike Dubrasich returns to update listeners on his efforts to restore lands owned or controlled by the federal government and/or its agencies, to the state of Oregon. 

Bio:  Mike Dubrasich

Mike Dubrasich has been a practicing professional forester in Oregon since 1975.  For the last 31 years he has been a private consulting forester specializing in forest biometrics.

Mr. Dubrasich has organized three different consulting firms and served as Oregon Chapter Chair of the Assoc of Consulting Foresters of America. He is author of “A Guide to Innovative Tree Farming in the Pacific Northwest.”

In 2007 he founded the Western Institute for Study of the Environment, a non-profit educational website teaching environmental stewardship and caring for the land: http://westinstenv.org
Mr. Dubrasich recently founded Give Us Our Land Back: http://giveusourlandback.org 
Give Us Our Land Back is a civic coalition spearheading the Petition to  De-Federalize Oregon Lands.
We seek redress of grievances as authorized by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution.
Our grievances  are:
* Our public lands rightfully belong to the Counties of Oregon,
* we deserve, indeed are Constitutionally guaranteed, the same rights and privileges afforded other States, and
* Federal trusteeship over those lands has failed catastrophically, damaging our environment, our economy, and our social integrity.
The redress we seek is transfer of title and jurisdiction of Federal lands to the Counties in which those lands lie.
Mike Dubrasich, Exec Dir Give Us Our Land  Back
33862 Totem Pole Rd. Lebanon, OR 97355
541-223-5764 (office)   541-259-3787 (home)
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Vote in the poll to protect Klamath dams

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Feds Attack Klamath Basin Ranchers and Farmers With the ESA

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W.R. McAfee Sr. (c) copyright 2011 All Rights Reserved

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On April 7, 2001, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation ignored state and federal law in the name of the ESA and stopped water to more than 200,000 acres and some 1,400 canal-irrigated family farms near Klamath Falls, Ore., plunging the community toward bankruptcy and devastating families.

Why? Because the bureau said two species of bottom-feeding suckerfish and a Coho salmon, in a reservoir the farmers depended upon, might be “affected” if water was released during the current drought.

The ESA had already been used to cut off water to a group of California farmers, causing their crops to dry up.

In Colorado, the forest service threatened another agricultural operation with a by-pass flow that would have resulted in an 80-percent loss of the dry-year water supply from a key reservoir, with a direct economic loss of between $5 and $17 million.

They also attempted to impose a “by-pass flow” that would have taken some 50 percent of the dry-year water supply provided from a Colorado municipal water storage facility.

In Idaho, a federal permittee was told he would have to bypass water to protect aquatic species or obtain an alternate source of water at a cost of $120,000.

In Arizona, where state law requires water rights be held by the person making the beneficial use of the water, the regional forester had demanded that water rights owned by grazing permittees be transferred to the feds – rights long established under state law for livestock purposes.

Federal agencies nationwide are using the ESA to try to override established water rights, state laws and the McCarran Act. More

UN, Monsanto, mining, oil & gas companies directing BLM plans for our public land

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Debbie Coffey  Copyright 2011  All Rights Reserved.

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Resource management plans (for your land?)

How does the UN, Monsanto, mining, and oil & gas companies get their hands into Bureau of Land Mangement (BLM) Resource Management Plans and Environmental Assessments to dictate the use of our public lands (and our future)?

Well, I found one way.  I noticed that two companies, Tetra Tech and Environmental Management & Planning Solutions, Inc. (EMPSi), are preparing BLM (and Forest Service) Resource Management Plans (RMPs), Environmental Impact Statements (EISs), Environmental Assessments (EAs) and other reports.  (So what do we pay BLM employees to do, just look pretty in their uniforms?)    

Tetra Tech

It’s not some small environmental company.  Tetra Tech has 13,000 employees in 330 offices around the world.  Tetra tech owns about 25 other companies  and makes billions of dollars in annual revenues.  They work with developers, nuclear power, energy, mining and minerals processing, etc.  On the Tetra Tech website, it declares: “Our Mission: To be the premier worldwide consulting, engineering, and construction firm.”

Tetra Tech even bought PRO-Intelligent,  an international security and intelligence consulting firm used by the US State Department.  So they seem to have their hands in everything.

The most troubling aspect about Tetra Tech preparing the plans for the BLM can be seen by looking at Tetra Tech’s Board of the Directors: 

Hugh M. Grant is the Chairman, President and CEO of Monsanto.
(on Tetra Tech’s website, this fact was omitted in his bio).  Why would Monsanto’s CEO be on the Board of an engineering and construction company?   More

The Great Weaponless Conquest of America

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“Conquerors never, never conquer a nation to bring freedom. They conquer a nation to control the masses.”   Ernst Zundel

“America will fall without a shot being fired.  It will fall from within.”  Nikita Krushchev 

From the dawn of civilization ambitious men have set out to rule the masses by the sword, the spear and the arrow.  The lust to rule is buried deep inside the neurons of those who carry the gene that drives them to seek absolute power by any means.  The reason for their butchery and savagery is irrelevant, be it religion, land, or resources, or just plain insanity.  It is just the exercise of raw power for the sake of ego.    

In the name of conquest, kings, despots and dictators have taken the lives of more people and shed more blood than most of the dreaded diseases that have decimated cultures since the early Egyptians.  And now, man’s capacity to kill hundreds of thousands or even millions, lies within his grasp upon cracking the unimaginable power of the atom. 

However, an ambitious man or men, need not shed blood anymore, to conquer a nation.  They only need to exploit man’s ignorance and stupidity and his inability to be aware of what goes on around him.   First, they infiltrate government at every level with their trained followers and set their agenda with new law, after new law.  Increasing control of the masses, over a long period of time is their goal.  They don’t need guns to control the people, they only need willing subjects who are looking the other way.  More

Wisconsin DATCP: A rogue agency and its war on Wisconsins’ farmers

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While Wisconsin politicians turn a blind eye and a deaf ear to the police state actions being carried out by the rogue Department of Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) agents for DATCP kick the efforts to eradicate family and independent farmers into high gear. 

 In an effort to force compliance to the Premises ID program, designed to convey title of property through the use of deception and coercion, to the federal government, agents arrived this morning on the private property of Paul Griepentrog, without warrant or complaint.  The agent for DATCP handed Paul several papers most of which were not applicable under the law, and several of which were in direct violation of Supreme Court rulings.  

DATCP, a rogue agency which has been challenged multiple times for its harassment of Wisconsin farmers and most especially dairy farmers, interfering in the lawful conduct of business, seizing and destroying personal property without cause or authority to do so, have  just met their match.  

A message from Paul Griepentrog:

Folks,

It has come to my attention that DATCP has ramped up enforcement of premises registration.  I received a visit from Randy Niederkorn this morning accompanied by a sheriff’s deputy, informing me that I would have to register in ten days or face prosecution.  I also received a call from Mark Brothen of Viroqua yesterday morning that he had received summons and complaint for failing to register. 

In Mark’s case DATCP refused to grant an administrative hearing twice.  DATCP is entering private property without warrant and complaint as required in the 1967 Supreme Court decision Camara v. Municipal Court were it states “Entry onto property by Public officials unconstitutional without warrant and complaint.” 

 The harassment of the states farmers by DATCP is in clear defiance of legislative intent as exemptions were written into statute however Dr. Ehlenfeldt refused to grant them.  There are others who have been notified of prosecution however have requested I not use their names. 

I personally cannot go against the Word of my God and will endure all, even death, rather than comply. 

Paul M. Griepentrog

W2402 Shady Knoll Rd.

Park Falls, Wisc. [54552]

715-762-1875

skfarms@centurytel.net

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