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National Whistleblower Center: Attorney General Nominee Strongly Opposed to Whistleblowers

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Attorney General Nominee Strongly Opposed to Whistleblowers

William Barr called False Claims Act an “abomination”

December 11, 2018. Washington, DC.  In a public transcript given as part of the Presidential Oral History of the George H.W. Bush Presidency, President Trump’s nominee for Attorney General, William Barr, ferociously attacked America’s most successful whistleblower law, the False Claims Act.  Barr stated, on the record, that he “wanted to attack” the False Claims Act, and specifically called the law’s highly successful qui tam whistleblower provision “an abomination.” In a transcript of his April 5, 2001 interview with the Bush presidency’s oral history project, the content of which Barr personally approved, Barr stated:

Yes, there were significant disagreements sometimes between the SG’s [Solicitor General] office and my office on a position. One of the big ones was the qui tam statute, which is basically a bounty hunter statute that lets private citizens sue in the name of the United States and get a bounty. I felt then, and feel now, that is an abomination and a violation of the appointments clause under the due powers of the President as well as the standing issue of the Supreme Court. So I wanted to attack the qui tam statute, and the SG’s office wanted to defend it. That was a big dispute.”

Upon learning this information, Stephen M. Kohn, Executive Director of the National Whistleblower Center, released the following statement:

“Mr. Barr’s comments demonstrate a deep rooted contempt for whistleblowers.  His radical anti-whistleblower statements are disqualifying for any nominee for the position of U.S. Attorney General. More

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Uranium Mining Claims Near Grand Canyon Could Surge if Supreme Court Reverses Ban

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Source:  Environmental Working Group (EWG)

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For Immediate Release:
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
  • Colorado River Drinking Water Source for 40 Million
  • 2018: 831 Active Uranium Mining Claims Near Grand Canyon
  • 2011: Before Ban, 3,500 Claims

WASHINGTON – If the Supreme Court lifts the moratorium on uranium mining near the Grand Canyon, the expected surge in active claims would endanger not only a cherished national landmark, but also the drinking water for 40 million Americans, according to the Environmental Working Group and Earthworks.

Between the current leanings of the Supreme Court and the Trump administration being in power, the mining industry clearly sees an opportunity to open up uranium extraction along the canyon rim for the first time in a decade. There are currently fewer than 900 active uranium claims near the canyon, compared to almost 3,500 before the ban.

In November the Trump administration announced plans to reconsider the ban on uranium mining as part of its agenda to prop up dirty and dangerous domestic energy sources.

Last week two mining industry lobbying groups petitioned the Supreme Court to overturn the 20-year moratorium for uranium mining on more than 1 million acres of land along the canyon rim, put in place in 2012 by then-Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar. The mining groups are seeking reversal of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals’ December ruling to leave the ban in place.

“If the Supreme Court decides in favor of the uranium industry, it could permanently scar a sacred landscape that is the jewel in the crown of America’s natural heritage, and threaten the drinking water of 40 million Americans from Los Angeles to Las Vegas,” said EWG President Ken Cook. “President Trump has shown total disregard for preserving natural resources and protecting public health, and if the court overturns the ban, the Grand Canyon could soon fall victim to his radical agenda.” More

Colorado’s Supreme Court has used its power to help itself – again.

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The Judicial Integrity Project

Colorado’s Supreme Court has used its power to help itself – again. This time, it’s to wipe out an embarrassing 97% dismissal rate of complaints against judges.

By rewriting the rules for Colorado’s Commission on Judicial Discipline, the Supreme Court stops the incredulous 97% dismissal rate from continuing. The rate hit 97% in 1993 and has been 97% ever since – 24 years. But the Supreme Court has ensured the rate won’t continue.

How? By redefining “complaint.”

Under the new rules, a complaint will no longer be a complaint when a person files a complaint with the commission. A complaint will only be a “complaint” when the commission finds there are grounds to proceed. Before that point, what has been a complaint will now be called a “request for investigation.”

Requests for investigation won’t be dismissed. Those files will merely be closed if the commission finds there aren’t grounds to proceed. The 97% dismissal rate disappears into those closed files. Clever, huh?

So instead of spending valuable time hearing more cases that should be heard at the Supreme Court, or encouraging vigorous enforcement of the Code of Judicial Conduct, our justices spent time figuring out a crafty plan to cover their tracks.

Does this rule change make you feel confident in the Supreme Court justices? Does it make you think they’re being unfair? Does it seem like they’re using their power to help themselves?

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The story of Eddie and Dorothy Wise-The final chapter of Willie Lynch and The Last Plantation

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The New Nat Turner” and “The New Harriet Tubman”

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July 7, 2016

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1978754_644420168926779_1732856343_nOn July 8, 2016, thousands of Americans will gather in front of The Supreme Court in Washington D.C.-the faces will be of black, white, red and brown that reflect the Black Farmers, White Women Farmers, Native American Farmers and Hispanic Farmers alike.

This day will mark the day when Eddie Wise and Dorothy Wise will take a stand for justice.

Oh, but this is not just a few disgruntled people looking to insight a riot;  these are two Americans that are America. One a retired Green Beret and the other a retired Howard University grant manager together they are petitioning the nation’s highest court to overturn The Dred Scott Decision.

Dred Scott was a slave that petitioned the Supreme Court for his rights in 1857. Alarming enough, the nation’s highest court opined that a black person does not have the capacity to sue in federal courts, basically regulating his or her mere existence to a regular article of merchandise similar to a pig or cow in a stockyard for auction. We all know the story of Nat Turner and Harriet Tubman, one revolted on a plantation in Virginia, and the other led between 300 and 500 slaves to freedom.

Nat Turner (October 2, 1800 – November 11, 1831) was an enslaved African American who led a rebellion of slaves and free blacks in Southampton County, Virginia on August 21, 1831, that resulted in the deaths of 55 to 65 white people. In retaliation, enraged white militias and mobs killed more than 200 black people in the course of putting down the rebellion.

Now fast forward to 2016, Eddie Wise is “The New Nat Turner.” Instead of bloodshed, Eddie Wise will use the “Olive Branches” to denounce the Doctrine of Willie Lynch, a doctrine still employed by the USDA and the Department of Justice against Socially Disadvantaged Farmers.

The USDA and the Department of Justice has been denying the constitutional rights of Socially Disadvantaged Farmers by denying them the right to a formal hearing on the merits while simultaneously illegally foreclosing on farms that Congress placed a moratorium on. If this was not enough, the disciples of Willie Lynch have been using the treasury to offset the social security and any qualified federal monies payable to affected farmers and not giving a day for a hearing to discuss these unlawful tactics. The retired Green Beret has searched deep into his 73 year old heart to bring the best fight of his life and questions the Supreme Court must answer.

Not to be forgotten, Harriet Tubman has the resolve that could move mountains or reduce them to mole hills. Dorothy Wise is “The New Harriet Tubman,” together with her husband, this retired grant manager will help lead Black Farmers to freedom. With the support of The American Agriculturalist Association, Black Farmers have been informed on how to get the justice that has long eluded them. Black Farmers have responded by filing over 1,000 motions of declaratory judgments in the District Court of The District of Columbia. Ironically, the judicial system that has long and unlawfully oppressed the people of color are preparing for this uprising. The District Judge has failed to docket these motions to this date.

On July 8, 2016 at 8am, answer the call, let’s rewrite the final chapter of the Willie Lynch Doctrine and demand justice from the nation’s highest court. This time the “Wise Tale” will do the writing of the history and your voice is required to be a story in history.

Becoming a TOTAL Earth Science Skeptic

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 Joseph A Olson, PE                   Apr 16, 2012

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Becoming a TOTAL Earth Science Skeptic

As baby boomers bloomed from Child of the Fifties to Love Child of the Sixties the peer pressure motto of “Question Authority” took on a multi-level meaning.  It was obvious that we were being lied to byTotal Earth Science Skeptic the government in almost every aspect of life.  If you believe the Southeast Asia domino theory or the Dallas Magic Bullet Theory, then you may require an extra effort to accept the fact that ALL governments have distorted history and science to benefit the powerful.

My distrust in government ordered orthodoxy began in grade school.  A lifetime dedicated to the study of science and history has turned my distrust into disgust, and finally action.  I have researched and documented a number of intentional government sponsored frauds.  These have been the subject of over 120 articles posted at major websites and even read into the US Congressional Record.  Here is a summary of my “Top Five Big Government LIES”, not in order of severity or impact, but just in order of convenient narrative.

The Big Bang Lie

One government control tactic is fear of eminent doom.  In the fifties, the fear of mushroom clouds on every horizon was reinforced with weekly ‘air raid drills’.  A deafening blast horn was mounted on a 25 ft high pole behind the elementary school.  Every Friday at noon the horn blast would echo off the surrounding suburbs as the horn rotated to inflict the maximum amount of terror to the widest range.  About once a month this was accompanied with the mandatory classroom response of climbing under our desks. More

CFS claims victory while Roundup Ready alfalfa gets ready for 2010 planting

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By Barbara H. Peterson

Farm Wars

While the Center for Food Safety (CFS) does its victory dance claiming that it won the Supreme Court genetically modified alfalfa (GM) case, and no GM alfalfa will be forthcoming any time soon, the Roundup Ready seed is already sitting in the wings ready to be planted. The House of Representatives just sent a letter asking Agriculture Secretary Vilsack to allow planting for the fall 2010 season. I guess they figure approval is a done deal, so why waste time, eh?  More

GM Alfalfa vs World Health – Update and Judicial Pep Talk!

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By Barbara H. Peterson

Farm Wars

As we approach what will be a landmark decision for those of us in an agricultural belt whose main crop is alfalfa, I offer this one plea on behalf of reason, before the final verdict is in:

An Appeal for Common Sense to prevail in the case of Monsanto v. Geertson Seed Farms, No. 09-475, in which Judge Clarence Thomas is presiding.

Come on Clarence, we know you can do it! You can make the right decision and uphold the ban on genetically modified (GM) alfalfa. The question is, do you want to? After years of bowing to your GM masters, can you make the leap and strike a blow for food freedom?

Any thinking person knows that genetic modification allowed to spread uncontrolled is harmful to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. And just how long do you think it will take for the unbridled scourge of anti-biotic resistance given to us by the genetic engineering process itself, to affect someone in your family? The growth of bacteria is exponential! Or, if you are not planning on being around for that, or feel you are sufficiently protected from having to eat what we the people eat, then by all means support Monsanto, just like the Federal Government does:

In its brief on the merits in support of Monsanto, the federal government similarly argues that the Ninth Circuit erred in establishing a presumption of irreparable harm in NEPA cases.” (Scotus)

And don’t fall for that genetic modification as the new “cure for world hunger” baloney. Any thinking person knows that this is merely a good propaganda buzz phrase used for advertising. Genetic modification has nothing to do with curing hunger, but rather everything to do with increasing the bottom line.

The question is, Clarence, WHAT WILL YOU DO?

©2010 Barbara H. Peterson

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