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MINNESOTA: SUPPRESSED EPA CONCERNS ABOUT MEGA-MINE SURFACE

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“EPA had forbidden its staff from filing formal comments on the proposed state PolyMet permits. Instead, it allowed staff to read excerpts from its undelivered comments to state officials. PEER filed suit after EPA refused to voluntarily disclose the full agency comments in response to a Freedom of Information Act request.FOIA”

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Billion $ Minnesota Nickel /Copper Mine Will Cause Big Pollution Headaches

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released its own staff’s year-old objections to major pollution consequences from a controversial mining project, in response to a lawsuit brought by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER). The case illustrates how EPA now avoids required oversight of state-issued pollution permits.

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OSHA Drops Fatality Data, Science Suppression Tracker and More

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SEJ WatchDog is a very interesting website, and I encourage you to read their articles. – Debbie

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By Joseph A. Davis, WatchDog TipSheet Editor

1. OSHA Deep-Sixes On-the-Job Fatality Data

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration used to publish on its website a list of U.S. workers who died on the job. No more. Within days of a new Trump pick taking top office in August, much of it was gone.

OSHA fatality statistics matter to environmental reporters because the deaths sometimes result from exposure to toxic substances or other environmental hazards. For example, the toxic solvent methylene chloride is subject to EPA’s risk assessment program. It has also killed workers who use it.

During the Obama administration, OSHA published the fullest possible list of worker fatalities and related data. In August 2017, shortly after the Trump administration installed Loren Sweatt on a political appointment to a top leadership slot, OSHA started cutting back the worker fatality information it automatically published. That cutback had been requested by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

Under the Trump data regime, workplace fatalities are listed only if the incident resulted in a citation (which causes a listing delay of about six months) and the workers’ names are not included. Moreover, OSHA only lists fatalities in states where OSHA oversees workplace safety (about half of the states do this for themselves). OSHA publishes the more limited listing of worker fatality information in a less prominent place on its website.

OSHA under Trump has also cut way back on issuing press releases noting OSHA enforcement actions.

Read the entire article HERE.

Control the Water, Control the Land—A Two-fer!

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The banker’s end game is to nullify the Constitution using bureaucratic agencies like the EPA to seize private property and other rights with agency “rules and regulations”—all of which are illegal under the Constitution. 

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Good EPA “laws” (read: “rules”, “regulations”) are long extinct, but if you had to pick one it would be the 1972 Clean Water Act (CWA) passed by congress four years after the Cuyahoga River in Ohio caught fire (Images for cuyahoga river fire burning—it wasn’t the first time) because of the pollution in it.
The Act authorized the clean-up of this kind of mess in America’s navigable lakes, rivers, and streams, and prohibited further dumping of dangerous industrial chemicals, waste, and other byproducts into these bodies of waters. It also allowed states to manage the clean-up of their own waters under the Clean Water Act (CWA), and enabled federal and state officials to work together to get the job done, .
Fast forward and we find today the EPA has redefined Congress’s intent and definition of navigable waters to now include all waters found in America and by fiat, the land it’s on, meaning the EPA now has “control” of all American farms, ranches, and private property, including
►Dry arroyos, coulees, and washes
►Man-made drainage ditches
►Directional sheet flow
►Isolated wet meadows
►Storm sewers and culverts
►Drain tiles in fields
► “Point sources” such as pipes, ditches, channels, and conduits
►Sewage treatment plants
►Waterworks appurtenances such as mains, pipes, hydrants, machinery, and buildings.
►100 year flood plains
►Channels and streams with intermittent or ephemeral flows (but not seasonal flows),
►Nonnavigable, isolated, intrastate waters, including rainwaters, and hundreds of others

At the direction of their handlers (socialist bankers who control the Fed and the government) the EPA, and the president’s EO (that isn’t law) set in motion a crippling set of “rules” and “regulatory” proposals contradicting Congress’s intent of the CWA (which is law), that will expand the EPA’s authority over all waters (including subsurface “connecting” waters), its use, the land it’s used on, and any land it drains from or across.

Meaning if it rains on a piece of land, that land and water and/or its run-off will be under EPA authority.
Meaning if a dry ditch, pot hole, creek, or dirt tank on a rancher’s or farmers land stands water a few days after a heavy rain or rise, the EPA’s Waters of the United States (WOTUS) proposals gives the EPA “authority” over that normally dry ditch, pot hole, creek, or tank.
Meaning dry land drainages that aren’t navigable, boatable, fishable, or swimmable, and that defy jurisdictional need under the CWA, can now be “regulated”.

Control the water, control the land

This is the largest, illegal, private property land grab in U.S. history. Not only does it give the EPA control of the water on private property, it also requires EPA/Corps of Engineer permits if the agricultural industry wants to cut brush, clear land, root plow, burn-off, repair (field) tiles, drill a water well, spread fertilizer, lay pipe, spray cattle and hundreds of other ordinary, necessary, and routine tasks tied to any agricultural operation; all to be permitted, fee’d (charged), and “enforced” by the same unelected, unaccountable, federally paid envirocrats who wrote the proposals; who have no concept why these tasks have to be performed; whose job will be to act as land and water “police”—like the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) acts on behalf of the EPA for “endangered plants and animals”— and issue permits or levy “fines” for “violators” who get caught spraying a pen of cattle without one.
Takers taxing makers.

This EPA scheme is a deliberate shakedown of property owners with forced fees and permits requiring unnecessary time and money.

Like the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and the EPA’s model bait-and-switch “oops-you just-lost-control-of-your-land” conservation easements that were monikered as “. . .saving endangered plants and animals and preserving land for future generations”, so to was WOTUS sold as “clean, healthy water for all.”

Pigs fly, too.

WOTUS is about taking control of private property, driving the market value of that land down, and its owners out of business and off that land. “Cleaner water” is the public’s straw man, the excuse. WOTUS rules are purposely vague to give the EPA wide swath with its ax. So much so that interpretations by the EPA’s own employees are contradictory.

Lawsuits will follow but few can afford them. Family ranchers and farmers will be presumed guilty for unpermitted WOTUS “violations” decreed by a federal agency (the EPA) using unconstitutional federal administrative “law”(read: proposals), written and approved by federal bureaucrats and forced unconstitutionally on private citizens (with a presidential EO) who will be forced to defend themselves out-of-pocket in a federal court against federal (contract) lawyers before a federal judge—all of whom are paid from the same federal pot.

A centralized stacked federal deck.

FACTOID: Congress has the Constitutional mandate to pass America’s laws. Legislation is passed by Congress and either signed into law or vetoed by the sitting president. Courts then decide whether or not that law is Constitutional or un-Constitutional if the law is challenged. The presidential EO authorizing the EPA to use a set of vague. illegal, unlawful proposals giving the agency authority over all waters and by fiat, land, in defiance of a 40-year old established law, written and legislated by Congress and signed into law by a sitting president, defies credulity when both Houses of Congress voted against WOTUS, and the Clean Water Act was challenged twice, upheld twice, and twice ruled Constitutional by the Supreme Court.

EPA bureaucrats and the president have neither the power, authority, nor Constitutional right to force these restrictive WOTUS proposals on Americans.

This land and water grab by the EPA is reminiscent of how Bolshevik communists who, after gaining control of the Russian revolution by forcing a numerical majority of their confederates into key positions in the Duma, and placing ‘czars’ in charge of agencies (with decreed powers like those just handed the EPA) took over and controlled the Russian population. That plus the fear of spontaneous Bolshevik-directed genocides in which an estimated 60 million mostly white Russia Christians were either murdered or imprisoned in the Soviet’s Gulags as “enemies (read: terrorists) of the state.”
Communists knew the importance of controlling the land and the individuals on it, and what private (right to own) property would do to their failed, centralized, attempt at governing. That’s why fist-fights between hardline communists and right-to-own Russian property advocates broke out when this subject came up in Russia’s Duma during the lead-up to, and following, the so-called fall of communism.
An excellent summary of this fight over the right to own private property in Russia is a 2001 article by Leon Aron, “Land Privatization”

Ironically, what the Russians were fighting for, Washington just gave to the EPA to regulate.
The first EPA attempt to take over America’s land and water.

The first time the EPA tried grab control of America’s waters, the Supreme Court ruled in a 5-4 decision against them when they attempted to cite the Migratory Bird Rule as authority for stopping a consortium of Chicago municipalities from using an abandoned sand and gravel pit for a solid waste disposal site; invoking the Commerce Clause—the only power given Congress by the founders with which to overrule state law.

EPA lawyers argued that migratory birds were interstate commerce generating revenue “ . . . of very nearly the first magnitude…that millions of people spent over a billion dollars annually on recreational pursuits relating to migratory birds, and that the ducks needed the water that had seeped into the gravel pits. . .”

This maneuver is called the Commerce Clause gambit that the EPA attempts to use when trying to override state sovereignty and law.

The Court didn’t buy it, saying: “…we find nothing approaching a clear statement from Congress it intended the (sic Clean Water Act) to reach an abandoned sand and gravel pit…to claim federal jurisdiction over ponds and mud flats falling within the “Migratory Bird Rule” would result in significant impingement of the state’s traditional and primary power over land and water use.”

The Second EPA Attempt to Take Over the Waters of America

Next they tried skirting the “navigational” water definition in Rapanos v United States . John A. Rapanos back-filled a portion of his 54 acres in Michigan prior to development. The nearest body of navigable water was up to 20 miles away. The EPA informed Mr. Rapanos that his “. . . saturated fields were waters of the United States that could not be filled without a permit.”

Again, the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 the EPA had no authority under the Clean Water Act to regulate:
(1) Truly isolated, non-navigable, intrastate water bodies,
(2) Any area merely because it has a hydrological connection with downstream navigable-in-fact waters,
(3) Remote drains and ditches with insubstantial flows, and
(4) That federal jurisdiction under the Scalia majority (5-4 plurality) ruling in the case was that the Clean Water Act ends at “. . .those relatively permanent, standing, or continuously flowing bodies of water … that are described in ordinary parlance as ‘streams, oceans, rivers, lakes’” and their wetlands. . .”—waters covered under the Clean Water Act’s definition of navigable waters.

Failing in Congress and in the Courts, the EPA and the president, seeing their proposals had no legality, turned to the EO

Obama’s EO granted the EPA this unlawful and unconstitutional power that’s designed to further erode private property rights—an attempt right out of a rogue king’s, war lord’s, dictator’s, despot’s or Bolshevik’s playbook.

Whatever we say, goes.

This is why the founders wrote our Constitution. It’s not a “living document” as The City and their controlled propaganda outlets (MSM) blare at the public;

to be shredded every few years by gluttonous bankers bent on controlling earth’s resources and people. It was written to keep government and its go-fers out of America’s living rooms, back yards, and off our lands. The banker’s end game is to nullify the Constitution using bureaucratic agencies like the EPA to seize private property and other rights with agency “rules and regulations”—all of which are illegal under the Constitution.

Absent the right to own property and rule of law, you’re left with an “ism”—fascism, socialism, communism—and a central control system for everything, including land and water, that benefits only a handful of psychopathic financial criminals at the top.

How is it the EPA and the president can ignore constitutionally established Congressional and Supreme Court law?

Here’s how and why it’s illegal
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Waste Water from Oil Fracking Injected into Clean Aquifers

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strip bannernew-logo25 Debbie Coffey   V.P. Wild Horse Freedom Federation

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I repeat, wild horses being driven to extinction by the BLM is the canary in the coal mine of what is happening on America’s public lands and to America’s water.  –  Debbie Coffey

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In a time when California faces an historic drought, the NBC Bay Area Investigative Unit has uncovered that state officials allowed oil and gas companies to pump billions of gallons of waste water into protected aquifers. Investigative Reporter Stephen Stock reports in a story that aired on November 14, 2014.

State officials allowed oil and gas companies to pump nearly three billion gallons of waste water into underground aquifers that could have been used for drinking water or irrigation.

Those aquifers are supposed to be off-limits to that kind of activity, protected by the EPA.

“It’s inexcusable,” said Hollin Kretzmann, at the Center for Biological Diversity in San Francisco. “At (a) time when California is experiencing one of the worst droughts in history, we’re allowing oil companies to contaminate what could otherwise be very useful ground water resources for irrigation and for drinking. It’s possible these aquifers are now contaminated irreparably.”

California’s Department of Conservation’s Chief Deputy Director, Jason Marshall, told NBC Bay Area, “In multiple different places of the permitting process an error could have been made.”

“There have been past issues where permits were issued to operators that they shouldn’t be injecting into those zones and so we’re fixing that,” Marshall added.

In “fracking” or hydraulic fracturing operations, oil and gas companies use massive amounts of water to force the release of underground fossil fuels. The practice produces large amounts of waste water that must then be disposed of. More

UNDER THE RADAR: THE TROUT ERADICATION PROGRAM-SAVE THE FISH

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“The forest service spends all that time and money to eradicate trout from 7 lakes to save a frog while there are, to this day, zero frogs in those lakes. Now, that’s real progress. Ching, ching, those are your tax dollars still at work.”

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fish 1While under the radar, in 2008, a huge trout eradication program began in Eldorado National Forest to save a frog. With the exception of a few people who read a newspaper that actually responded to the plan, there were no public hearings back then for the yellow legged frog. The public comment process was practically null in 2008 and the forest service didn’t make a lot of noise either, less the public be outraged at such an undertaking.
In my recent conversation with Eldorado National Forest fish biologist, Sarah Muskoph, she shared with me that tadpole eating Brook trout in 7 lakes were the reason for an eradication program which had already been completed in 2011 and 2012. Those high mountain lakes affected are located in Desolation Wilderness above the Echo Lake Resort which are Ralston, Tamarack, Cagwin, Margery, Lucille, Le Conte, and Jabu lakes.

To date there is still insufficient evidence that connects frog decline to the eating of tadpoles by trout yet the forest service clings to this assumption. In my discussion with Sarah I asked her if any yellow legged frogs had yet been found in or around those lakes since the eradication and she said, with the exception of a few frogs that had been found in a pond, there were none.  This is consistent with these findings here; More

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

Are We Still Free? REFLECTIONS ON INDEPENDENCE AND THE DECLARATION THEREOF

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“The EPA is telling landowners they the EPA are prosecutor, defender, jury and judge where property is concerned.  If you for instance have an indentation in the land and water would accumulate while it was raining, the EPA has and will exercise complete jurisdiction of that property.   The EPA has taken the position they are ultimate owner of all property and the title holders rights are subject to the wishes of the EPA.”

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REFLECTIONS ON INDEPENDENCE AND THE DECLARATION THEREOF

From the Declaration of Independence:

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, —That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to affect their Safety and Happiness.”

1441183_401318466665654_1752838926_nWe were, according to the Declaration of Independence granted certain rights by the creator that are unalienable rights.  Amongst these unalienable rights are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.  It is important to note that these unalienable rights are not restricted to these three, but these three are included in the total.  Unalienable rights are rights not given by the government or men but are from the creator.  Therefore these rights are not be taken from us or restricted by the government or men in any way.  Included in the total of the unalienable rights would be many of the rights reserved for the people in the Bill of Rights.  These are rights such as freedom of speech, freedom of religion not freedom from religion, freedom to bear arms, freedom of the press, freedom of assembly and so forth.  These rights are essential in a free society.  In every totalitarian state, it is these rights that are restricted and limited first.

Our founding fathers told us, when any government becomes destructive of these rights, we are to alter or abolish that government and form a new one.  This is a very serious charge we were given.  As we look at the happenings and events in recent history, the question we must ask is have we reached such a time?  Doing a quick exam, I would suggest we are coming closer and closer to that time if it has in fact not been reached.  At the very least we must have an open and honest discussion that transcends spin and political correctness. More

Civilian national Security force: Another name for the growing police state

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new-logo25Marti Oakley   © copyright 2014 All rights reserved

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“We cannot continue to rely on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives that we’ve set. We’ve got to have a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded.” –Barack Obama,Obama’s Civilian National Security Force

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Domestic terrorism by domestic agencies

The civilian national security force was never intended to be populated by private citizens, but rather, by hired citizens who could be convinced to violate the constitution, and your rights simply by virtue of wearing a tin badge and told they were not constrained by anything as marginal as the law.34043_1thm

By now it should have become obvious, that rather than just using our military to attack us in-country, it is far more effective to militarize various federal and state agencies and have them do the attacking under cover of the agency. Claiming they are defending the law, upholding statutes and regulations, military style swat teams from numerous federal agencies have been steadily attacking, threatening and harassing private citizens. These attacks are nothing less than acts of war perpetrated by the federal agencies on behalf of the federal government.

That terrorist you are so afraid of is your neighbor

“If you see something…Say Something”…I would like to report that the terrorists we need to fear are inside the gates.

They were our neighbors, our family members; now unrecognizable as the transformation from ordinary citizen to badge heavy, agency employed, domestic terrorist takes place. And these people are domestic terrorists by any definition. They do not work for “we the people”, but rather, for corporate interests both foreign and domestic. They will willingly violate the laws you are required to comply with, without blinking an eye. The constitution? Your rights? Not even a consideration.

The Civilian National Security force that Obama was speaking about was created under the fake food safety bill passed in 2010, via “Dirty Harry” Reid’s infamous, unanimous and singular vote. Without objection! Every one of the remaining 99 Senators voluntarily vacated the senate chamber to facilitate “Dirty Harry’s” one unanimous vote. Every other Democrat and Republican senator was in on the deal.

And here’s how “Dirty Harry” pulled off the hostile takeover of agriculture By Fred Kelly Grant | December 21, 2010

Then, on the floor of the Senate in the late afternoon, early evening of Sunday, December 19, Senator Reid called the Recycling bill for a vote and there was no objection from the two other Senators who were on the floor. So by unanimous consent HR 2751 was passed. Then Senator Reid moved for reconsideration with the vote to be tabled. This was granted by the same unanimous consent because there was no other Senator on the floor. Then Senator Reid offered without objection amendment number 4890 which substituted S. 510 the Food Safety Bill for the Recycling Bill. Without objection, then the amendment was passed and the Food Safety Bill had been substituted for the Recycling Bill. Reid moved that the bill be read for the third time and asked for the question. Without objection, the bill passed, and the Food Safety Bill was on the way back to the House.

The result? The militarization of federal agencies in preparation for the coming assaults on family and independent food producers and on private property rights. This bill had little to do with food safety and much to do with assembling the in-country attack units now employed by USDA, FDA, EPA and the notoriously corrupt BLM. More

Sustaining treason: Blueprint for restructuring our government

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“Why is it, every time the jackasses in the District of Criminals have run some program into the ground, squandered massive amounts of dollars while letting corporations write bills that benefit them and rape and rob the states, they always come out and say; “The system is broken”. “We’ve got to fix the system, it is broken”. It’s an emergency! We have to do something right now! And that is all quickly followed by one phony “crisis” after another as they try to scare the public into believing the “crisis” just magically and mysteriously appeared.”

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Recent news reports highlighted the announcement of a proposed restructuring of the United States government (USA.Inc.).  The collusion of privately owned federal corporations that operate under fraud, color of “law”, and fictions of law, are now openly conspiring with other Non-governmental agencies in an effort to by-pass any remaining restrictions on their plundering and theft of the states assets and adherence to UN Agenda 21, Chapter 8  The conversion to a one-world government where the individual governmentnot only will not be able to own anything, but can be found at any time to have violated some or all of the 23 million fictionally created rules, regulations, statutes or codes, issued by government and private corporations against the people, will be expanded.

An overt act of treason against the people of the sovereign states, is underway.  Un-elected bureaucracies,  created for no other reason than to by-pass Constitutional provisions and prohibitions against a centralized all-controlling government have been published in a study called    Sustainability For the Nation: Resource connections and government linkages.  This is a blueprint for finalizing the destruction of our Constitutional Republic, centralizing all power in one branch and totally dis-empowering the people then rendering the Constitution dead once and for all, and structuring the foundations for one world government.

Should the provisions in this study be implemented to any degree, pink slips should be sent to every member of Congress, in both houses, terminating their cushy and highly protected jobs for allowing this to transpire.  This study represents a bold-faced attack on the Constitution, the rule of law and the people of the states.  What this study details is the establishment of a Homeland Security Terrorism type behemoth federal monstrosity which will quickly show itself to be a threat to the nation, just as Homeland Security Terrorism has done.

Remember when we were all fighting back against the National Animal Identification System and subsequently, the fake food safety bill?  I noted at the time that Dick Durbin, IL, pondered the idea of creating one huge behemoth agency akin to HSD:

I find it less than coincidental that Senator Durbin, in his dramatic speech on the floor of the Senate, proposed to Senator Coborn, who objected to S.510, that maybe what was needed was just one big agency to cover everything. Wonder where he came up with that idea? Just a notion; top of his head suggestion.

When those who subscribe to the phony “sustainability” plan describe what they think it entails, always it is some sense of environmental protection, some social equalization or some possible greening up of the planet for the sake of humanity.  The word “sustainability” is another of what we like to call “weasel word swaps”. (think corporate government trade agreements (contracts) as opposed to Constitutionally approved treaties.  Two entirely different concepts one binding and the other simply complied with. More

EPA: More SMART Grid regulations to invade your home

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Note:  I personally reject the EPA’s presumption of authority in mandating any kind of in home surveillance intentionally installed on or in appliances for the purpose of data-mining, energy usage, or any other fictional and contrived rationale given for this invasion of privacy for which the EPA has no lawful authority to implement.”

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While state governments sit back and wait for the money train to roll in from the federal corporation, the EPA is doing its part to implement the SMART Grid in home surveillance system by passing unenforceable laws, calling them regulations and rules.  The time may have come to force the revocation of corporate agencies operating at the state and federal levels, and return these offices to public service and liable for their activities and actions.  In the instance of the creation of unconstitutional corporate epa-finger-logo1agencies, erasing them and their statutes and codes from existence is the only answer.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), another of those private corporations owned by the parent corporation “USA.inc” a.k.a, “The United States of America” a.k.a., the federal government, is again issuing non-binding, unconstitutional rules and regulations related to the SMART Grid and SMART Meter surveillance of your home and what you do in it.  The real problem here is the acquiescence of state governments to foist those unlawful rules and regulations onto the public and claiming they have some kind of contrived immunity by virtue of public office from being held accountable for the harm they cause to the public.  Unlawful and harmful activity is criminal, and should not be shielded from prosecution under some fictionally created protection which only encourages more criminal activity.

They know SMART Meters/grid is going to harm you

While the public is just beginning to assess the damages from installations of SMART Meters and while communities across the country fight back against the unwanted installation of these meters, the RNC/DNC Crime Syndicate sits silently and refuses to defend the public from this assault.  In fact, not only will they not act to protect their communities from this unconstitutional invasion, they are the very people who set this into motion.  This of course, explains the denial by staffers claiming they know nothing about SMART Grid or SMART Meters, and if they don’t know about it……why would the senator or representative?  In fact, the denial is so wide-spread that calling your senator or representative’s offices will get you a talking points memo list of points to recite.  And recite them they do, in the exact order they appear on the list. No one in public office wants to admit that not only do they know about SMART Meters and the Grid, they most likely helped create it!

Hang on to your old fridge and freezer!

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The EPA announced the new requirements on June 27. Included is the optional “smart-grid” connection for customers to electronically connect their refrigerator or freezer with a utility provider. “The updated requirements raise the bar for energy efficiency in these products and, for the first time, encourage manufacturers of Energy Star appliances to include optional ‘connected’ features,” according to the EPA release. The connection feature allows the utility provider to regulate the appliances’ power consumption, “including curtailing operations during more expensive peak demand times.” – See more at:

This is more than simple encouragement, this is an outright attempt to pass a law by-passing congress and presuming an authority the EPA does not have and can not be granted by congress.  More

Our biggest waste of money is Congress

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Our biggest waste of money is Congress

Several of you have written me and said things to the effect that if I am so damn smart why don’t I tell you all how I would fix the national debt and reduce spending in the District of Criminals.  So, as my New Year’s gift to all of you, here is my idea of how to rid ourselves of massive amounts of national debt and reduce theinfo 2 mindless, pork laden spending done at our expense. It is not a full and complete list as this would require so much space and days of reading, that I am only highlighting three or four of the most wasteful, unconstitutional, pointless agency’s or programs.

And, no I do not think I am so smart.  I do however, think that I am highly pissed off that we allow this crap to continue.

How the Fed gets in your state

The one thing that must be understood is that the only way federal corporations who try to hide their true identity by masquerading as “Public service” or some other clever word exchange, gain access to your state is only by getting approval from your governor and directed to the corresponding agency within the state that will contract with them.  These are not laws as per the Constitution.  This is contract law and the ensuing contracting with the federal corporation attempting to gain entry into your state is a corporate business plan which has little to nothing to do with law or property rights.  These are contracts that can be revoked, and, these are business plans that should be rejected across the board.

The first order of business:

1.  I would close down and completely disassemble Homeland Security.  This monolithic monstrosity has nothing to do with national security, keeping you safe or any of the other idiotic jingoistic crap that issues from them on a daily basis.  The Economist published a wonderfully explicit graph  in September of 2011 showing the cash sink hole that is Homeland Security.  More

Major Landmark lawsuit filed against the EPA for immoral human experimentation

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American Tradition Institute v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

(US District Court, Easter District of Virginia No. 1:12-cv-1066)

There are few occasions in life that emerge directly from the core of an individual and almost never are those memorialized in a law suit. On Friday, September 21, 2012, I took five copies of a complaint to the Albert V. Bryan U.S. Courthouse in Alexandria, Virginia, filing one of them with the court and having each of the rest stamped and then sent to four senior government officials, Attorney General Eric Holder, U.S. Attorney Neil H. MacBride, EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson and EPA General Counsel Scott Fulton. I sent them summons to appear and defend themselves in part because of my first name.

I was named after David Steiner, a man who died of starvation in Buchenwald concentration camp on May 3, 1945. Tattooed on his body was the number 59059. He was witness to horrors that, today, we have a hard time even contemplating, something that I thought would never exist on this planet again – the abhorrent practice of giving human subjects poisons in order to determine what subsequently happens to them.

I have always been deeply affected by the circumstances of my great-uncle’s death. It is a heavy burden to carry the name of such a victim. As I matured, I committed my life to giving to our civilization that which David Steiner was never able to give himself. I have given 37 years of service to the United States, most of that in an effort to protect human health and the environment as a professional at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

I was able to secure a position of responsibility and trust at EPA in large part because the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill offered me the opportunity to obtain graduate degrees and prepare myself for a career in public service. Until a few weeks ago, I had been a strong supporter of each. Then Steven Milloy asked me to represent him and other members of the American Tradition Institute who have stories much like mine, or otherwise cannot countenance such human experimentation. More

Today’s EPA: A virtual River of Waste

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Today’s EPA:  A virtual River of Waste

A recent set of guidelines has been proposed by yet another dysfunctional and totally worthless federal agency, the Environmental Protection agency. (EPA)  Although the proposed guidelines do not have the full force and effect of law, regulatory decisions could still have an impact. (Not only do they not have the full force and effect of law, the only place they can be applied with any authority is in the District of Criminals.)

So here are my thoughts on this: 

If the proposed guidelines do NOT have the full force and effect of law as admitted……create all the regulations you like……but stay out of my state!

The EPA, the agency that has given a pass to gas and oil cartels on everything from the Clean Air Act, The Clean Water Act and virtually any other environmental protections, is now coming after water on private lands.  This is the same agency that expended huge amounts of money collecting cow farts in order to create a system of fee permits (taxes) that could be applied to every cow.  That didn’t quite get off the ground.

This 2009 documentary will give you an idea of the proficiency and clarity with which the EPA operates on a daily basis.  If you can get through this documentary without getting sick,… good for you!  And keep in mind that the EPA was fully aware of the massive and continuing contamination of coastal and inland waterways when all this was taking place.  They refused to act until areas like Chesapeake Bay were rendered virtual dead zones.

River of Waste: The Hazardous Truth About Factory Farms

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Cap & Trade: And you thought this was about going “green”

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Cap & Trade really Cap & Scam

One of the most insidious schemes to come out of the District of Criminals, has to be the Cap & Trade global tax scheme.  C&T is nothing more than a system of taxes in a massive pay to play scam.  While many believe Cap & Trade will reduce pollution, save energy and make the whole planet “go green”, the truth is the only thing that will be greened up is the bank accounts of various elected officials who have prostituted themselves and their offices along with the money managers at the IMF and world bank.

Cap & Trade does not call for emissions reductions.  Various businesses just have to pay for the privilege ofEPA a threat polluting the air, land or water with whatever noxious and toxic material their particular business produces.  That is of course, unless you are in the oil and gas production businesses in which case the EPA has generously spared you from having to comply with even minimal clean water, clean air or any other environmental concern.  In fact, the EPA was so generous to these guys, YOU cannot sue THEM for polluting your water, for devastating the land or for any other damage or harm they cause while drilling their way merrily through landscape.  These are really, really special people and the EPA has not only bent over backwards to accommodate them, they did hand stands and backflips and a fair amount hiney hugging in the process.  The oil cartels reciprocated by keeping the EPA awash in funding provided by their good buddies inside the beltway.

But for the rest of you, you need not worry too much.  Just pay your Cap & Scam taxes and you can keep rolling without changing a thing!  Here’s how it works:

Company A’s business dumps 2 tons of pollution (name your poison) into the air each day.  A total of yearly emissions is calculated and “carbon credits” equaling that amount are issued to you for the year.   Let’s say these credits amount to 100 carbon credits.  You pay your carbon tax, (only we don’t call it a tax we call it a Credit) and you can pollute at the same rate as you always did.  This is far cheaper in the long run than updating your system and maybe putting in scrubbers or something irritating like that in your stacks.  More

Take Action Against Dow Chemical and Monsanto ‘Agent Orange’ Crops

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By Cassandra Anderson
April 24, 2012

YOU can help to hold the USDA and Dow Chemical accountable simply by posting your comments on the official public record of Dow Chemical’s petition with the USDA to approve their 2,4-D herbicide resistant GMO crops (remember that 2,4-D herbicide is half of the recipe for Agent Orange).

The USDA is required to respond to all UNIQUE comments publicly. Therefore, it is essential that you write your own message in addition to using any of the issues listed below. Comments close on April 27th, so make sure to get them in today. It’s simple to do, and you can view the list of issues and source links below. Just go to the USDA website to leave your comments and take action!

http://www.regulations.gov/#!submitComment;D=APHIS-2010-0103-0001

Here is a list of issues concerning the new dangerous 2,4-D herbicide resistant crops and source links that we encourage you to use, along with your own message in your comments to the USDA:

• I am demanding a full Environmental Impact Statement on these crops because they can affect human health.

• What are the cumulative effects for these crops and the increase in 2,4-D herbicide usage?

• EPA documents show that 2,4-D herbicide is the seventh largest source of dioxin in the US.

http://www.epa.gov/oppsrrd1/REDs/24d_red.pdf

• EPA documents reveal that 2,4-D agricultural runoff has polluted groundwater across the US. Dioxin has a half-life of more than 100 years when leached into soil and embedded in water systems. Additionally, when contaminated fish are used as a food source, humans absorb dioxin.

http://www.epa.gov/teach/chem_summ/24D_summary.pdf

http://www.aspeninstitute.org/policy-work/agent-orange/history

• The commercialization of GMO 2,4-D herbicide resistant crops will dramatically increase the usage of 2,4-D herbicide that is linked to dioxin to be used on food crops. More

Historic Supreme Court ruling allows the Sacketts to fight EPA takeover of their land

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March 21, 2012

Contact:
Damien M. Schiff                                 James S. Burling
Director of Litigation                          Principal Attorney
Pacific Legal Foundation                   Pacific Legal Foundation

“This is a great day for Mike and Chantell Sackett, because it confirms that EPA can’t deny them access to justice. EPA can’t repeal the Sacketts’ fundamental right to their day in court.”

— Damien M. Schiff,
PLF Principal Attorney
WASHINGTON D.C.; March 21, 2012: In a precedent-setting victory for the rights of all property owners, the United States Supreme Court today held that landowners have a right to direct, meaningful judicial review if the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency effectively seizes control of their property by declaring it to be “wetlands.” More

Dependence on foreign oil and other oil industry hoaxes and scams

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While we struggle as a nation to stay on our feet despite the mismanagement of our national debt and the number of people sliding into poverty as a result of fascism, one of the greatest scams of all times has unfolded right before our very eyes.  This scam only slightly more disgusting than the global warming/climate change/man-made climate change, or whatever the current and ever changing buzzword is this week to describe “weather” patterns.  Now we have “dependence on foreign oil”….Yep! That’s the one!

One of the greatest all-time scams perpetrated by the oil cartels and our government is the idea that we do not produce enough gas and oil products to make us energy independent.  The fact is, we do and we always have.

According to various reports, the export of fuel in 2011 from U.S. refiners topped the markets at 117 million gallons per day of gasoline, diesel, jet fuel and other petroleum products, up from 40 million gallons per day a decade earlier.  For the first time in our history gas and oil EXPORTS were the top of the export list although they have been in the top ten exports for years!

Wait a minute!  I thought we needed to drill more!  I thought we didn’t have enough gas and oil produced domestically for us to be independent from foreign oil imports!  But we got 117 million gallons of refined fuels to ship out to other countries every single day of the week?  365 days a year?  More

“The Vicious Domestic Enemy of Rural America!”

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from – The Parallax Prophecies

By Ron Ewart, President

National Association of Rural Landowners

and nationally recognized author on freedom and property rights issues.

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“WE must protect OUR rural lands.”  Stated numerous times by an environmentalist on a radio talk show, in a debate with this author

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That’s right, environmentalists and even those that live in urban areas, have been so brainwashed by the government through education and outright propaganda, that they actually believe that it is OK for government to regulate rural lands with draconian environmental protection ordinances, without regard to the fact that those rural lands are owned by real people and are supposed to be protected by the Fifth Amendment to the Constitution that states in part: 

“….. nor shall any person ….. be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.”

Any protection provided to rural landowners from the U. S. Constitution has been so watered down and perverted by U. S. Supreme Court and lower court decisions, as to render the 5th Amendment virtually null and void.  International and national environmentalism trumps the Constitution inAmerica, by tens of thousands of local, state and federal laws.

Our organization, the National Association of Rural Landowners (NARLO) was formed as a result of discovering that these environmental laws, regulations, restrictions and ordinances apply disproportionately to rural landowners, such that the rural landowner is being forced to bear almost the entire burden of environmental protection, while their city cousins get off almost scot-free.  Since it became apparent that rural landowners are disenfranchised from having a say in environmental protection ordinances, due to the cities having the majority representation and the votes, we decided that the rural landowner needed someone to speak on their behalf, on a national scale.  Although we write about issues affecting every American, our primary goal is to provide a voice to the vicious assault on rural landowners by the government, aided and abetted by national and international environmentalists through the United Nations Agenda 21 policies of smart growth and sustainable development.  On their behalf, NARLO has developed specific tools that a rural landowner can use against these assaults by government.

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Set up & Sold Out: The green movement towards socialism

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Holly Swanson, author of “Set Up & Sold Out,” enlightened many people about the Green movement that has infiltrated into our governments. The bottom-line is that a change from standing on our Constitutional rights has specifically occurred, because of the Green movement’s strategy. It ties into the Progressive movement, both of which move away from the Bill of Rights and Constitution and into Socialism. Actually, Holly calls it Green Communism. Her book is well-worth reading. Pie N Politics

This book was originally published in 2003 and is now in its third printing.  New and used books are available on Amazon.

THE QUIET COUP: The implementation of Agenda 21

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More importantly, above this description is the OBJECTIVE, which is “the encouragement of communally and collectively owned and managed land.”

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People have noticed the 25 government agencies on Obama’s new White House Rural Council.  And, they’re questioning what might be the need for all of them.

What people may not have noticed yet, is that the government agencies in this council are also on other councils.  These councils, as well as the individual government agencies, are implementing international laws that have taken effect through Executive Orders, Memorandums of Understanding, agreements and regulations that most Americans don’t even know about.  These have bypassed Congress.  And, it also seems they have completely bypassed the Constitution.

The devil is in the details

These agencies and councils are forming “partnerships” with members and groups other than the American people.  However, our tax dollars pay for their salaries and for the programs.

Some “partnerships” sound innocuous, but as you might guess, the devil is in the details.

I’ll give you an example.  There is a BioEco Working Group ( www.bioeco.gov), which at first glance seems to be part of the Department of Interior’s U.S.Geological Survey, since it is listed as creating the website.  But the actual Charter has National Science and Technology Council in the heading.  (The National Science and Technology Council includes 20 of the same agencies that are on the new Rural Council, but with some additional agencies, including the CIA.  It also includes the Vice-President, Cabinet Secretaries, heads of Agencies and some White House officials.)  More

How to Arrest the Economy-Strangling EPA

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By Cassandra Anderson
June 30, 2011

The Supreme Court ruled on June 20, 2011 that the power to regulate greenhouse gas emissions (primarily carbon) rests with the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), saying that the EPA is better equipped to deal with the science of greenhouse gases (aka global warming, climate change and CO2).  The Clean Air Act has been expanded and the EPA is in a power grab for jurisdiction over vehicle emissions and is now planning control over utilities.


EPA enforcement over utilities will cause the following problems:

•  Skyrocketing heating (oil & gas) and electricity bills (click here to see Obama admit this)
•  Job killing restrictions on energy production
•  Blackouts caused by unreliable “green” energy (wind & solar)
•  Import of energy causing dependency on other countries
•  Increase in dangerous and expensive nuclear energy
•  Energy regulations dictated by UN Agenda 21 Sustainable Development
•  Cap-and-trade schemes and carbon credits will apply to ALL items that are produced, so there will be higher prices for EVERYTHING!

The key issues in EPA regulation of greenhouse gases are:

1.  The EPA lacks Constitutional authority to regulate harmless carbon dioxide.

2.  The global warming theory is wrong and based in corrupt science.

3.  The UN directs global warming policies.

AGENDA 21

In order to understand this issue, one must comprehend Agenda 21, which is the action plan for the UN’s Sustainable Development program- the blueprint for depopulation and total control. More

Congressman Ryan: Let’s make a deal!

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Dear Congressman Ryan:

I have seen you many times on Lame Street Media promoting your grandiose plan to kill Medicare. I realize targeting those least able to defend themselves from yet another round of the neo-con movement to redistribute the wealth to the upper 3% while leaving the country in ruins as jobs are shipped out and as corporations plunder the country, is underway. 

While helping to spend the country into untenable debt and rolling out the red carpet to foreign investors and corporations who are steadily consuming everything in site, I realize that you have to dispense with any program or initiative which would lend support to the elderly, that class of useless eaters so despised by so many of you. 

While railing against Medicare and what it costs the country, you never made mention of what it costs the country to support you while you are in office and even when you leave.  For someone whose existence is now predicated upon the parasitic relationship of elected officials dependent on taxpayers, I am surprised that you did not readily identify yourself and the rest of congress as an unsustainable drain on the economy.  We can no longer afford to support you people, especially when you contribute virtually nothing to the economy or GDP while availing yourselves of special privileges, perks and financial enrichments. 

If you believe that individuals of modest to moderate incomes should be able afford the uncontrolled extortionary healthcare insurance rates, the inflated medical industry charges, and the non-negotiated inflated costs of pharmaceuticals, AND! at the same time save massive portions of our income which is under attack constantly by the IRS as taxes just keep eating up more and more of our income just so that we have some kind of security when we get too old to work………….then I see no reason why you and your cohorts in the District of Criminals can’t do the same on your ever rising incomes which far exceeds what most of us whom you are targeting, earned.  More

Just another brick in the wall: UN Agenda 21 in US law

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If there is anything the United Nations hates worse than our dogged determination to remain free, it is our insistence that we will not fall under UN control. 

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Let me lay this out for you in a simple way, so that maybe you can get the gist of what is really going on and how through incremental legislation EVERYTHING is being taken away from us.

The CLEAR Act:  A pre-planned and pre-written bill; one just waiting for that golden opportunity to magically appear, will seize all water rights, coastal and in-land. BINGO!  We got the BP oil spill and this is one of the excuses for the CLEAR Act.  This bill seizes all mineral, gas and oil rights and permits, and by extension the revenues from those permits.  This bill converts state owned land to federal ownership and control.  This Act which stood little chance of passing was quietly slipped over to the EPA for implementation through agency regulation and enforcement. This bill also represents the UN position that land ownership and by extension those things derived from the land including water, should be owned only by government. 

Although the bill is marketed as another global warming fix for this thoroughly exposed hoax, it redefines “navigable waters” (limiting jurisdiction) to, “waters of America”, an all-encompassing jurisdiction.  The bill is at odds with this supreme court ruling which says that investors may build over wetlands.  While these two things seem arbitrary on the surface, in fact they are not.  This case established a precedent which will allow global interests both foreign and domestic to alter, delete and otherwise redirect natural water flows for the benefit of business.  This got the EPA off the hook. Rapanos v supreme court

This bill will also make the Coast Guard, now a military branch (formerly civil service) a police power not only on the water, but also on land.  As a national police force, they might site you on land or water for an infraction of federal corporate codes, and may now take you to a military tribunal or administrative corporate court: it is entirely at their discretion.

Cap & Trade:  This is a bill built on one of the greatest scams in recent history; the global warming myth.  More

EPA and Corps plan to seize control of all water

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A full scale attack by EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers to take control of all water from any source whatsoever is under way.  What these agencies are attempting is an end run around water and land rights.  These agencies are constructing regulations and fictional jurisdictional control.  We cannot depend on our courts or the federal government to reign in and control these agencies as they are both privately owned corporations that masquerade as public service agencies.  While congress may express their concerns about the police state actions being constructed, they have no authority or power to dictate what these agencies do under private contract law.  More

Global Warming: An anti-scientific political movement

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Based on our analyses, especially with respect to the violations of the principles regarding objectivity and full disclosure,” Armstrong told members of Congress, “we conclude that the manmade global warming alarm is an anti-scientific political movement.”

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After decades of allowing industries to pollute at will all in the name of those handy dandy “free markets” that are wrecking economies around the world, and with a cacophony of individuals from all levels of the economic spectrum crying out that those of us who objected to the rape, plunder and devastation of everything in sight in the name of “profits” was just because we didn’t want them to get rich, it comes as no surprise that the devastation has reached a critical level.  Only we aren’t allowed to blame the core polluters, instead, the general public has been targeted. 

As the level of pollution of air, water and food along with the land became more obvious a new movement appeared claiming that man-made global warming was the cause of everything.  Man-made was of course, you and me.  Our very existence was what was causing the claimed drastic change in the environment.  Along came Al gore and his movie “An Inconvenient Truth” that although was quite alarming in its assessments and predictions, turns out wasn’t really quite the truth at all.  But it was a tremendous catalyst for not only the global warming myth, but also, just the right piece of propaganda to launch the new Cap & Trade.  More

The BLM’s Internal “Investigation”: The Fox Guarding the Henhouse

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         “Under this option, any facility could become a focal point for public, media or Congressional attention.  Increased levels of security would be needed at all locations, or the activity may need to be moved off-site to a more appropriate and secure facility.  Increased support from public relations and management staff would also be needed to insulate those doing the actual work from public, media and Congressional scrutiny/criticism.”               

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After the many horrific photos and videos of the Antelope HMA wild horse gather being conducted by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) contractor, Sun J, the BLM Review Team appointed to do an internal investigation (AKA cover-up) found “no violation by wild horse gather contractor of existing BLM policy and procedures” and Director Bob Abbey called for a “NEW NORMAL” for doing business.  More

Playing the Global Warming Card

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 By Cassandra Anderson
February 11, 2011

Homesite: Morphcity.com

Man-made global warming (also known as climate change) claims have been thoroughly discredited by the “scientists” who perpetrated them through leaked e-mails in the ‘Climategate’ scandal. It seems like it should be a dead issue, but the truth is that too many resources have been invested in this scam to allow it to fade away. The global warming myth is thriving internationally, on the federal level and in state and local governments. 

The global warming myth was popularized by Margaret Thatcher (under the influence of a UN depopulation advocate) and was designed to break US power, usher nuclear weapons into the UK and to punish Thatcher’s political enemies.

Carbon dioxide is natural and beneficial to plants. Rises in carbon dioxide follow temperature rise. It is a lie that the cause and effect are the reverse.

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UN Tricks and Treaties

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By Cassandra Anderson
October 19, 2010

Global-Warming-Pumpkin--24105The United Nations has ensnared the world in voluntary treaties intended to become mandatory later, tricking politicians and the public.  The treaties may be vague and open to interpretation over time, using a tactic known as ‘incrementalism’.  These treaties affect many branches of government.  The treaties are designed to deindustrialize and economically break nations, restrict energy resources (especially for electricity and transportation) and implement taxation schemes based on manipulated science from the UN (the EPA has authority to implement Cap-and-Trade).  More

Death of the Lake: The Spread­ing of Toxic and Infec­tious Wastes

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 Ohio’s Love Canal: Toxic Pol­lu­tion Dump­ing on a Scale of BP-Gulf Spill

By David Michael

 

Human ill­nesses and ani­mal deaths have occurred recently from neu­ro­tox­ins secreted by a heavy slime of blue and green algae float­ing on Ohio’s largest lake—Grand Lake St. Mary’s (Grand Lake) in Auglaize County. This is a lake that has been dete­ri­o­rat­ing for decades, but espe­cially so in the past 10 years as fac­tory farms have sprung up all over the area, and more are being built.

A high con­cen­tra­tion of fac­tory farms and the appli­ca­tion of com­posted manure from CAFO (con­fined ani­mal feed­ing oper­a­tions) manure and sewage treat­ment sludge (huma­nure, now called biosolids—a mix­ture of con­cen­trated human excre­ment and indus­trial dis­charges) is spread­ing toxic and infec­tious sub­stances on farm­lands close by and in the water­shed.  CAFOs in the water­shed area account for 3 mil­lion chick­ens; while sewage sludge spread­ing is per­mit­ted on 8800 Ohio farmlands—several close to the edge of Grand Lake. More

Cow farts, road dust and the Environmental Protection Agency

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And don’t you just hate it when you find out that simple little insert flung the door wide open for some damn corporate federal agency to impose another stupid, asinine and pointless, totally unnecessary rule or regulation to implement some standard that is not only costly but ridiculous on its face

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I recently wrote concerning the CLEAR Act: they are stealing it all  and noted in that article one of those strange little insertions appearing to have no real bearing on the issue at hand. 

That issue was:  How to steal more of the land within state geographical boundaries and claim it as owned by the federal government while pretending that the bill is actually about protecting us from yet another oil gusher disaster which can only be accomplished if the federal government controls all coastal waters, the oceans, the Great Lakes and any other body of water or land it can steal from the states. (sigh) 

Included in that article was this excerpt from the ClEAR Act:

Section 4. Fossil Carbon Limitation

This bill also includes a safety valve for carbon share demand. If the maximum price is reached in any one auction, the number of available carbon shares may be increased to exceed the aggregate quantity in order to ensure that all legal bids at that price are accommodated for that auction.  However, these excess carbon shares must be redeemed within 90 days, and all derived revenues from this safety valve auction are deposited in the Clean Energy Reinvestment Trust Fund (CERT Fund) to be used exclusively to curtail the emission of non-carbon greenhouse gases and other climate-affecting substances, such as black carbon or to fund domestic and international projects to reduce, avoid, or sequester emissions through agriculture, forestry, and land use practices (emphasis mine) 

Here is where the “cow fart tax” will most likely be implemented. (Not cow farts!  I am so scared!) More

The rise of corporate federal agencies and the assumption of power

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“As with USDA and FDA, this presumption will target farms, small businesses and independents and drive them out of business while blithely ignoring the real cause of any threat of greenhouse gasses by multi-national corporate contractors who openly engage these corporate federal agencies and buy their way through the system.”

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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is now using the same propaganda protocol as the USDA and FDA along with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and claiming a “presumption of authority”.  The idea here is to put the presumption claim into the public consciousness as “fact”.  That which is not rebutted, even if it is a fiction, stands as (fact) in the eyes of the law. 

When dealing with any presumptions of authority by any state or federal agency, look to the law that was the catalyst for either creating the agency, or directing its actions.  Neither state nor federal agency is allowed to act outside of the legislative intent.  And, even if they are acting within legislative intent, that intent cannot abrogate or violate your rights. To do so makes the creating law itself void on its inception.  More

Senate Hearing Headlines: The Media Gets It Wrong Again. Here Is Some Of What You Need To Know About Supplement Safety.

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June 1, 2010

In last week’s newsletter, we reported that the staff of the Senate Committee on Aging, led by Senator Kohl (D-WI), was preparing a surprise ambush of dietary supplements in a Senate hearing held last Wednesday. We were right. But we didn’t anticipate how seriously distorted the major media news stories would be.

The centerpiece of the hearing was a report by the GAO (Government Accounting Office) of the testing they had done on 40 herbal supplement bottles at the Committee’s request. An incomplete account of the GAO report was leaked to major media, probably by committee staff, the night before the hearing and produced dramatic headlines. The trouble is that all these headlines were seriously misleading. Here are a few examples:

New York Times: “Study Finds Supplements Contain Contaminants”
CBS News: “Many Supplements Contain Lead, Arsenic”
AOL News: “Herbal Supplements May Pose Health Risk” More

S.J. Res. 26. Passage of this resolution would overrule the EPA’s self-proclaimed power to regulate Greenhouse Gases.

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A note: To those of you wishing to take action on this or any other matter concerning contact of congress or agencies:   If you use a “form” letter, no matter how many they receive….they only count it as (1).  So ten thousand could send the same letter and 9,999 are discarded and not counted if they are deemed “identical”.   Always  write your own comments and send a fax (must be kept on record for 7 years) aside from joining in these efforts.  PPJ

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The Senate will vote TODAY on resolution S.J. Res. 26. Passage of this resolution would overrule the EPA’s self-proclaimed power to regulate Greenhouse Gases.

You can find background on this issue in these Downsizer-Dispatches:

* http://www.downsizedc.org/blog/write-the-laws-act-does-the-clean-air-act-cover-greenhouse-gases
* http://www.downsizedc.org/blog/climate-change-amp-write-the-laws-act-do-you-want-bureaucrats-to-rewrite-laws

And you can read the one-paragraph resolution here.

Keep in mind that we’re not taking a position on climate science. We simply believe the EPA has no constitutional authority to regulate greenhouse gases without specific legislation from Congress. In addition, the EPA’s proposed regulations violate the intent of the Clean Air Act at the cost of harming the economy. Finally, as the letter below shows, CO2 emissions are already falling, without government involvement!

DownsizeDC.org proposed the Write the Laws Act to prevent this kind of bureaucratic mischief. More

Sustainable Development or Sustainable Freedom?

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We have just posted a new, four-minute video on YouTube to promote “Sustainable Development or Sustainable Freedom.”  Please take a look and then send the link to your mail lists.  We really need to get this into the hands of every elected official, and every candidate this month.  Please do what you can to help.

Critical Senate vote

On June 10, the Senate will vote on SJ Res. 26, a Joint-Resolution to disapprove the EPA Rule that would allow the EPA to regulate carbon dioxide as a pollutant.   Carbon dioxide occurs naturally throughout the environment, and is what mammals exhale.  It is not a pollutant!  If the EPA is allowed to define it as a pollutant and regulate it in the atmosphere, then the EPA has a license to regulate life itself.

This is what the resolution says:

“Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That Congress disapproves the rule submitted by the Environmental Protection Agency relating to the endangerment finding and the cause or contribute findings for greenhouse gases under section 202(a) of the Clean Air Act (published at 74 Fed. Reg. 66496 (December 15, 2009)), and such rule shall have no force or effect.”

Please contact your Senators and urge them to adopt this critical resolution.

They Are Purposely Killing the Gulf

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The private, foreign International Monetary/Banking Cartel controls its puppets in Washington as it controls its oil company executives. And everything the Cartel does is anti-life, there are absolutely no exceptions; and their pretended Gulf oil clean-up is a glaring case in point.

Instead of cleaning up the unprecedented catastrophe created by the Cartel’s mega-corporations (Halliburton, Transocean, and British Petroleum), these very same companies are purposely killing our Gulf of Mexico, under the pretense of cleaning it up.

Instead of using safe, non-toxic ways to gather up the rogue oil gushing from their incompetence, or planned cataclysm, the private Cartel is using an extremely toxic chemical dispersant, with the approval of the Obama administration.

Alan Levine, the head of Louisiana’s Department of Health and Hospitals, said: “We don’t have any data or evidence behind the use of these chemicals in the water. We’re now basically using one of the richest ecosystems in the world as a laboratory.”

As reported in Britain’s Telegraph, Louisiana state Secretary of the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, Robert Barham reported: “We’re very disappointed in their [EPA and oil company executives] approach. The federal procedures call for a consensus between federal authorities, the responsible party and the states involved. When we met and expressed our concerns [over the use of dispersants], apparently they decided to go without us.” More

The Death of the Republic Revisited – Part II

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In my previous article, The Death of the Republic Revisited, I addressed the loopholes deliberately placed in the Constitution to enable Congress to give the Supreme Court and the federal court system whatever powers it chose to, and how it took full advantage of this to create a third branch of the federal government – the Judiciary – that can do whatever it pleases without any interference from the states or the people and with very few controls by the President or the Congress that created its powers.

In this installment, I will point out the Constitution’s loopholes that leave Congress unrestrained, thus putting the lie to the concept of “checks and balances.”

In addition to Congress’ powers to define the limits of the Supreme Court and federal courts, Congress is empowered to also create tribunals without juries. For examples of this, think of tax court, OSHA hearings, hearings of the EPA and other federal agencies. Similarly, the states, which have all modeled their constitutions after the Federalists’ Constitution, have done the same and one of the best examples of this are the “family courts” in each state, which, without a jury or trial, can remove children from their parents on the flimsiest evidence without any recourse left to the parents. More

Monsanto Lies, Again (and Again and Again)

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From:   CORPORATE CRIME DAILY   

http://corporatecrime.wordpress.com/

Excerpted from the full article:
  • Two labs conducting glyphosate safety studies for Monsanto were cited for “routine falsification of data” and other offenses. One lab study claimed it used “specimens from the uteri of male rabbits….”
  • An EPA scientist found Monsanto doctored studies and covered-up the dioxin contamination of a wide range of its products. She concluded that the company’s behavior constituted “a long pattern of fraud.”
  • In response to the publication of Rachel Carson’s groundbreaking indictment of the pesticide industry, Silent Spring, Monsanto and other chemical companies launched a major p.r. offensive. The industry sponsored public forums with purported “independent” experts speaking on the benefits of pesticides; the company’s propaganda tools included publication of a pamphlet called The Desolate Years, which posited a world of massive food shortages resulting from over regulation of pesticides (the company continues to repeat this lie to this day, in countless ads and public statements suggesting that food shortages will result unless the world unquestionably accepts its genetic food experiments).
  • For decades, Monsanto dumped highly toxic PCBs in Anniston Alabama, then spent years covering up the dumping and the attendant health hazards to residents. As the Washington Post reported,

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FAN Bulletin 1012: The Great Annual Fundraiser begins. Fluoride Alert!

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FLUORIDE ACTION NETWORK
http://www.FluorideAlert.org  

FAN Bulletin 1012: The Great Annual Fundraiser begins.

December 9,  2008

Dear Marti,

2008 has been a fantastic year for those fighting fluoridation around the world and with your help FAN will continue the momentum into 2009. Today we begin our fund-raising for next year’s important work. Please give as generously as you can to this.

Donate online or send a check. Making a secure, tax-deductible donation online is very easy and quick to do.  Simply click here.  However, we pay a commission on each donation for this excellent service, so if you wish to make sure we get every cent of your donation please send us a check made out to FAN and send to Paul Connett, 82 Judson Street, Canton, NY 13617.

Here are some of the highlights from 2008:

• Nearly 1000 new professionals signed the Professionals’ Statement that calls for an end to fluoridation worldwide.  The total is now 1,994.  Italian and French translations of the Statement are online thanks to Stefano Montanari of Modena, Italy, and Jimmy Siles of Quebec City.

• Over 10,000 signers to Online Petition to Congress – for a total of over 16,700.

• 74 communities said no to fluoridation in 2008.  53 of these communities voted in referendums held on November 4th.  

• 4 FAN videos in the new series Professional Perspectives (approx length 4-5 minutes each).  Interviews with

Bill Osmunson DDS, MPH:  Over 87,000 people have watched this powerful 5 minute video.
Dr. Vyvyan Howard, President, International Society of Doctors for the Environment, addresses fluoride’s adverse effect on the brain.
Brent Foster, JD, Conservation Chair for the Oregon Sierra Club, on fluoride’s effect on salmon.
— Risks to kidney patients with Kathy Thiessen, Phyllis Mullenix, and Paul Connett

• An exciting video compilation of statements from over a dozen professionals will be released at the end of December (see A special thank you gift below).

• FAN paid for the translation of 19 Chinese published studies on fluoride’s effect on the brain and IQ.  11 of these studies have been published in the journal Fluoride (April-June 2008 issue), with more in the works. There are now 23 studies from 4 countries which indicate an association between high fluoride intake and lowering of IQ in children.  Note: there is no adequate margin of safety to protect all children in a fluoridated community.

• FAN provided information to reporters, local officials, researchers, and the groups and individuals fighting fluoridation in Australia, Canada, Ireland, Israel, New Zealand, UK, and the US.  

• In August, FAN held its third Citizens’ Conference on Fluoride in Toronto.  It was an enormous success and generated a great deal of attention in the Canadian national media. By linking our conference with that of the International Society for Fluoride Research we armed our activists from several countries with some of the best science on this issue available.

• Following in the wake of the Toronto presentations on fluoride and the brain by Dr. Vyvyan Howard, the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment produced a statement opposing fluoridation in September. In 2009 we hope to get more national organizations to do likewise.

• FAN has worked this year to get a US Congressional hearing. It is too soon to give any details at this point.

• FAN continues to fight EPA’s outrageously unscientific and illegitimate approval of DOW’s use of sulfuryl fluoride as a food fumigant in mills, warehouses and processing plants (this will greatly increase fluoride exposure). We agreed to a mediation effort and have had two meetings with EPA officials.  Our efforts (along with the Environmental Working Group and Beyond Pesticides) have been greatly assisted by the availability of a pro bono lawyer. We might well be in court on this in 2009.

But we do need your financial help to keep ALL our battles raging. Compared to the giants we are fighting, who have multi-million dollar budgets of taxpayers’ money at their disposal, our budget requirements are relatively modest. Our estimated expenditures for 2008 to date are approximately $76,000.  This is so low because we only offer token salaries and we receive a great deal of pro bono support from many of our supporters.

So one way and another, we get a great deal out of a small budget.  Nevertheless each year we still have the task of raising that budget and we  realize with the current economic crisis that this year, this is going to be tougher than ever. So please give what you can.

Our goal: $80,000 by midnight EST on Dec 31, 2008.
 
Raised to date: $600.00


Donations are tax-deductible.
FAN is a project of the American Environmental Health Studies Project, which has 501(c)(3) non-profit status, so your donations are tax deductible. Make sure FAN gets some of your hard earned money not Uncle Sam!  If you can’t help us financially this year, we know many of you are helping us in many other ways in your local communities and we are grateful for all that you are doing for this important cause. 

Donate online or send a check. Making a secure donation online is very easy and quick to do.  Simply click here.  However, we pay a commission on each donation for this excellent service, so if you wish to make sure we get every cent of your donation please send us a check made out to FAN and send to Paul Connett, 82 Judson Street, Canton, NY 13617.

A special thank you gift. A brand new 28 minute DVD, consisting of a compilation of comments by over a dozen distinguished professionals explaining why they oppose fluoridation, has been produced by Kevin Hurley and edited by Michael Connett.  We believe that this video will be a tremendous help in convincing academics, doctors and local officials that fluoridation must be halted.  According to Michael, this will be FAN’s best video yet.  The DVD will be ready at the end of December and we will be sending it as a thank you gift to all those who donate over $100 to our 2009 fundraising campaign.

Meanwhile, please make as generous donation as you can afford.  And if your budget is very low please do not feel bad if you can’t help us financially this year as we know many of you are helping this fight in many other ways.

As we report back on the progress of this fundraising effort over the next few weeks we will attempt to summarize our many achievements and efforts in 2008 and reveal some of our plans for 2009.

Paul Connett

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www.landrights.org…The fight against control over YOUR property.

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You can send testimony until April 30th

Vast Expansion of Corps of Engineers Regulatory Power!

We call this bill the National Corps of Engineers Wetlands Land Grab Bill

 

Wetlands Testimony
NEW HEARING EMAIL & FAX DEADLINE
April 16th
Updated
Testimony For The Record  HR 2421

NEW DOCUMENT UNCOVERED FROM THE GREEN LAND GRABBERS:
The Oberstar “White Paper”
Executive Summary  Complete Document

Please print and fill out this Testimony Questionnaire (starts page 6) and fax or e-mail it to your Congressman and each of the Members of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.  Alternatively here is a file (starts page 6) you can edit and then fax or email.

Click here for a copy of the latest e-mail about HR

 

Excerpted:

This is a must read.   April 30 Deadline for Testimony.

—–The Real Goal of HR 2421, the Clean Water Restoration Act Is to give Corps and EPA Control Of All Watersheds Which Means National Land Use Control.   It will give the Corps and EPA control over your property.


—–Besides private property, HR 2421 threatens businesses, agriculture, small communities, grazing, forestry, mining and many other uses on private and Federal land.  It will affect many kinds of manufacturing companies and businesses.


—–Congress is considering expanding the jurisdiction of the Clean Water Act of 1972 to include all waters of the United States and all “activities affecting these waters.” not limit it to “navigable waters” as is currently the law under two Supreme Court Decisions, the Rapanos and SWANCC Supreme Court Decisions of 2006 and 2001.


—–An example is that the Federal bureaucracies will gain control over all the watersheds in the United States.  That includes dry land inside or adjacent to watersheds.  That means everything.  Because all land is in a watershed.


—–HR 2421 is the biggest threat to private property since CARA and
actually affects far more land and people. Chairman James Oberstar (D-MN) and others are trying to overthrow the Supreme Court decisions.


—–You have until Wednesday, April 30th to get your testimony in to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.Please go to   

http://www.landrights.org   for further explanation

http://www.landrights.org   for further explanation

 

 

 

Please!  Go to this site and read what the Water Restoration Act is REALLY about.  This is tied directly to NAFTA, CAFTA and the intent to turn water into a globally traded commodity rather than a human right.

CAFTA provisions cannot be fully implemented with regards to the privatization of all water from any source unless the Federal government can claim authority and control over all water systems.  The intent of this water confiscation act is to enable the governemnt to sell off our water supplies, and our rights to them to multi national corporations.  IF this act is passed, privatization will begin immediately. 

OF course it will be preceded by national news reporting saying that our water infrastructure is failing and there are no funds to repair it followed by reports of the cost saving benefits of privatizing this human necessity….the truth is that water will become unaffordable. 

Please go to the site listed above and fill out the survey.  Also, send them an email and let them know you are supporting their efforts. 

The United States and Canada are the only two countries who have refused to sign the declaration of the UN stating that water is a HUMAN RIGHT.

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