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OPINION: Part 1

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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) is delisting and relinquishing management of gray wolves back to state wildlife officials while simultaneously proposing “new rules”1 to “save” the Mexican gray wolf. The proposals include:

► Keeping the Mexican gray wolf (Canis lupus baileyi) on the endangered list as a subspecies. A conundrum. The Mexican wolf is a gray wolf that breeds with other gray wolves and is not a subspecies. A grizzly and a black bear are subspecies. A horse and donkey are subspecies that produce sterile offspring.

►Issuing permits to private landowners to kill wolves killing livestock on their property based on the number of Mexican gray wolves that exist in the wild, not immediate or continuing wolf depredations.

►Handling Mexican wolves killing livestock on private lands are not included in the USFWS’s new ‘problem’ wolf proposals. Mexican wolves killing livestock on private land are problem wolves. More

Peaceful Politics

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Jan 21, 2012 by

by J.G. Vibes
(Contributing Author)

 

(NWR) – This article is the beginning of a series where I will point out some of the problems in modern political philosophy and shed light on some possible solutions that can help us reverse the ominous path that our species is walking.  In today’s selection we are going to discuss the brutal nature of republics and democracies, and consider how both are varying forms of slavery, which have clung to the human psyche as remnants from our mundane past.

If the primary goal within a society is to achieve happiness, safety, freedom and peace then we can surely say that there is not a place on earth where this has been accomplished.

Coincidentally, almost every chartable geographical area on the planet is micro managed by organizations who claim responsibility for ensuring the happiness and safety of the people.  These organizations call themselves “governments” and it is fairly obvious by now that they are absolutely horrible at their jobs and are actually responsible for the majority of the world’s suffering.  It doesn’t matter if it’s an open dictatorship, a democracy, a republic, a communist state or a system of mercantilism, they have all failed miserably in creating a free society. More

Elder Abuse/Guardian Abuse: unsanitary conditions in Nursing Homes

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Claudia Donnelly/Guest Author

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“Mom was a victim.   I am a victim.  Please protect your elderly parents from elder abuse/guardian abuse and unsanitary conditions in nursing homes.”

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My parents established a living trust win 1997 for their care in their senior years for my siblings  me. My dad got Multiple Myeloma and told my siblings about the trust in 2003.  I was never told.  Mom had the beginning of dementia.  My parents had 2 acres in the Renton area.

Dad checked himself into a care facility to get the medicine he needed.  My siblings decided that I was to take care of mom  — I was to be the Little Red Hen.  I would do all of the work — but get none of the rewards. The work included taking care of her, the house and property and her geese.  She loved animals and her trees and her flowers. More

Conservation Easements (CEs)*:Read the fine print before you sign

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 by W.R. McAfee, Sr.  (c)copyright 2010 All Rights Reserved

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 “A normal easement by a landowner usually grants a right to someone to do something on the landowner’s property; but a conservation easement gives away the landowner’s rights to do something on his or her own property. 

Land trusts and environmental groups regularly use conservation easements to take control of private property.”

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Read the fine print before you sign

A basic Constitutional tenet of private property ownership in America is the landowner’s right to determine the use and disposition of his or her land.   This ownership gives the property owner the right to occupy, use, lease, sell, develop, and deny public access to his or her land.  

Today, landowners can lose these rights simply by signing a ‘standard’ or ‘model’ conservation easement (CE) offered by ‘nonprofit-environmental-friendly’ land trusts, NGO environmental organizations, or government agencies unless the easement has been worded to protect the landowner’s rights. More

Oregon man: confined to a mental hospital for purchasing firearms

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http://oregonfirearms.org/alertspage/Outrage.html

                          OUTRAGE!

“David broke no law. He committed no crime and threatened no one. Yet, with no warrant and no probable cause, David was dragged off into the night by heavily armed troops with no legal authority to do so and he was given none of the protections a common thief would get from the legal system.”

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Imagine your telephone ringing in the middle of the night.  The caller informs you that he is a police officer. He wants to “get you the help and appropriate resources you need.” But wait, you have not asked for any help, don’t need any help, and certainly don’t want this “help” in the middle of the night. More

30 facts you didn’t know about USA

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If you have any questions about your existence Excutive Order #13037 should clear it all up:  You are “human capital”.  This and many other facts about who you are, the fact that you cannot “own” anything and are even listed as a “tenant” on your deed to your property……this and much more available on free disc.  Address is at the end of this video.

Ohio: Issue # 2 creates unlimited, uncontolled power to Livestock Care Standards Board

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IMG_0003We agree with and support the premise of issue 2 but not as a constitutional amendment.

The same objective to thwart PETA and HSUS could have been accomplished by including the key words “agricultural best management practices for such care and well-being” in section 900 of the Ohio Revised Code. This we do support.

Our problem with this constitutional amendment is the excessive power it places in the hands of a 13-member group of non-elected bureaucrats. This constitutional amendment places in the Board’s hands the power to mandate whatever they choose, and it is the Department of Ag that will implement and enforce those decisions of the Board. (see the text of proposed amendment at  The text of the amendment includes “consider factors that include, but are not limited to,” which gives the Board authority far beyond the scope of its stated purpose. In the text “agricultural best management practices for such care and well-being” is the part that will thwart HSUS and their cronies. “Biosecurity,” “disease prevention,” “animal morbidity and mortality data,” “food safety practices,” and “the protection of local, affordable food supplies” are already covered in Ohio Revised Code. More

Marti Oakley on: Lives in the Balance with Jason Littlejohn

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Lives in the Balance with Jason Littlejohn

Guest:  Marti Oakley on HR 2749, NAIS

 

 

 

This is an mp3 file.

https://download.yousendit.com/MnFqYURIT2JEbUx2Wmc9PQ

 

Group Accuses USDA of Continued Illegal NAIS Activity

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R-CALF United Stockgrowers of America

 

Fighting for the U.S. Cattle Producer”

 

For Immediate Release                                                                Contact: Shae Dodson, Communications Coordinator

January 12, 2009                                                                      Phone:  406-672-8969; e-mail: sdodson@r-calfusa.com

 

Group Accuses USDA of Continued Illegal NAIS Activity;

 

Seeks Help from Congress to Protect Producers from Agency’s Unlawful Actions

 

Billings, Mont. – In a letter sent today to USDA and Congress, and copied to state veterinarians in all 50 states, R-CALF USA alleges illegal activity on the part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) with regard to the agency’s Dec. 22, 2008, memorandum that canceled Memorandum 575.19 originally issued on Sept. 22, 2008. The original memorandum would have forced mandatory premises registration under the National Animal Identification System (NAIS) upon livestock producers who participate in federal disease management programs.

 

“We are pleased that USDA canceled the September 2008 memo on the basis that the agency recognized it was improper to establish a standardized premises identification number as the sole premises identification number under the agency’s proposed NAIS without first conducting a rulemaking, as required by the Administrative Procedure Act (APA),” said R-CALF USA President/Region VI Director Max Thornsberry, a Missouri veterinarian who also chairs the group’s animal health committee.

 

“However, USDA has again violated its own regulations in the December 2008 memorandum by unlawfully mandating the use of a standardized PIN (premises identification number), which is actually an NAIS PIN, in the administration of federal disease programs,” he continued. “This action is unlawful. Until and unless the agency promulgates a rule to require the use of a standardized NAIS PIN, the agency has no authority to mandate that state animal health officials comply with the December 2008 memo.”

 

Thornsberry explained that USDA issued a final rule on July 18, 2007, to allow the use of a numbering system such as the standardized NAIS PIN to identify premises where animals are managed or held. However, the agency has not promulgated rules to implement the NAIS, and further, the agency expressly states in its final rule that use of the new numbering system (standardized, NAIS PIN) is not required by this final rule.

 

“This action (December 2008 memo) effectively converts USDA’s so-called ‘voluntary’ NAIS program into a scheme that mandates strict compliance with NAIS,” he said.

 

In the letter accusing USDA of illegal activity, R-CALF USA requested that the December 2008 memo “…immediately be canceled by the Administration, either on its own or by congressional action…and that (USDA) be directed to immediately inform each state animal health official that the agency no longer is requiring the use of the standardized NAIS PIN as a condition of producer participation in regulated animal disease programs, or for any other purpose.”

 

Note: To view/download R-CALF USA’s letter, please visit the “Animal Identification” link at www.r-calfusa.com.

 

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R-CALF USA (Ranchers-Cattlemen Action Legal Fund, United Stockgrowers of America) is a national, non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring the continued profitability and viability of the U.S. cattle industry. R-CALF USA represents thousands of U.S. cattle producers on trade and marketin! g issues. Members are located across 47 states and are primarily cow/calf operators, cattle backgrounders, and/or feedlot owners. R-CALF USA directors and committee chairs are extremely active unpaid volunteers. R-CALF USA has dozens of affiliate organizations and various main-street businesses are associate members. For more information, visit www.r-calfusa.com  or, call 406-252-2516

 

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