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TransCanada Keystone Pipeline Spill #21

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Marti —

In case you missed it — TransCanada’s original Keystone pipeline spilled at least 380,000 gallons of tarsands and toxic diluents into wetlands in North Dakota on Oct. 30.

The spill — the twenty-first (21) spill on the Keystone pipeline since 2010 — led U.S. pipeline regulator PHMSA to order TransCanada to shut down the pipeline again via Corrective Action Order — the fourth such order issued to shut Keystone down since 2010 because “continued operation before corrective action would be hazardous to life, property, or the environment.”

Make sure to add your voice and tell the U.S. State Dept. that TransCanada’s safety record is an unacceptable risk to our land, water and climate, and the Keystone XL pipeline should be rejected as not in the U.S. national interest.

Submit a NoKXL comment to the U.S. State Dept. review of Keystone XL. More

Tell the U.S. State Dept: NO Keystone XL pipeline

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Marti —

I traveled to Billings, Montana today to stand in solidarity with landowners, Tribal Nations, and Water Protectors at a rally before the one and only public hearing being held by the U.S. State Department on the proposed Keystone XL pipeline.

Unfortunately, unlike the historic 2013 State Dept. hearing on KXL in Grand Island, Nebraska — where over 1,000 Pipeline Fighters turned out, and hundreds gave public testimony in front of their fellow neighbors and citizens for nearly 12 hours — the scene here in Montana is a sad excuse for a public hearing, where citizens must instead speak their concerns privately one-by-one into a tape recorder, or else write them out to submit on paper.

Despite this attempt to silence the voices of Pipeline Fighters with no true “public hearing,” it’s still crucial that we speak out.

The best way you can make your voice heard right now is to submit a written comment into the State Department’s new draft environmental review of the pipeline. Public comments are due by Nov. 18th.

Add your name: Submit a NoKXL comment to the U.S. State Department.

(Note: We encourage affected landowners living on the proposed KXL route to submit hand-written letters with your public comments on the pipeline directly to the State Department. Include docket number: DOS-2019-0033)

Mailing address:
Ross Alliston, Keystone XL Program Manager
Office of Environmental Quality and Transboundary Issues
U.S. Department of State
2201 C Street NW
Washington, DC 20520

I’m proud to stand alongside Water Protectors here in Montana today, and will make sure to relay all the concerns of landowners and Pipeline Fighters from back home in Nebraska when I speak directly to State Department officials at the hearing.

Make sure your voice in opposition to KXL is heard: Submit a NoKXL comment now.

Thanks for standing with us.

Jane Kleeb and the Bold team


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A Foreign Corporation Claiming Eminent Domain?

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Marti —

You may have already heard, but TransCanada just filed new eminent domain claims in court against 90 Nebraska family farmers and ranchers — including my family — who refuse to give up our land for this foreign corporation’s Keystone XL tarsands export pipeline. [1]

TransCanada has been bullying my family and other Nebraska landowners for the past ten years, seeking land that’s been in our families for generations for a pipeline that threatens our farms, our water, and our climate. Now this foreign corporation has filed a lawsuit against my family, and dozens of other farming and ranching families, and intends to abuse eminent domain to take our land for KXL against our wishes.

We have less than a month from today to respond in court, and oppose TransCanada’s eminent domain lawsuits. We need your support in this moment more than ever before.

Give $25 or what you can to support landowners fighting TransCanada’s new eminent domain lawsuits to push KXL through our farms and ranches.

TransCanada is attempting to make some waves and put up a smokescreen to make investors think KXL is a “green-light,” when there remain serious obstacles in this pipeline’s path. The company has said it plans to engage in “pre-construction” activities along the proposed route for KXL, like clearing trees.

Landowners like my family have stood together for ten years, and we intend to fight these new eminent domain lawsuits. Bold supporters like you have also stood with the landowners during this decade-long fight, and we thank you.

Donate to Nebraska landowners’ legal defense against TransCanada’s eminent domain lawsuits for Keystone XL.

Thank you for continuing to stand with us.

Jeanne Crumly, Nebraska landowner in Holt County


REFERENCES:

[1] “Eminent domain process for Keystone XL pipeline begins in Nebraska,” Omaha World-Herald, 9/28/19.


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U.S: Hormone-Disrupting Weed Killer Taints Tap Water for Millions in Corn Belt

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Environmental Working Group (EWG) | November 14, 2018

WASHINGTON – Seasonal spikes of atrazine – a weed killer that can disrupt hormones and harm developing fetuses – contaminate drinking water in corn-growing areas of the Midwest and beyond, according to an analysis of federal records by the Environmental Working Group.

Environmental Protection Agency data show that in some Corn Belt communities, atrazine levels can spike three to seven times above the legal limit in late spring and early summer. But by avoiding water testing during peak periods, some water utilities stay in compliance with drinking water regulations – and don’t have to tell customers they were exposed to a hazardous chemical in their tap water.

“Our investigation found that nearly 30 million Americans have atrazine in their tap water,” said Olga Naidenko, Ph.D., EWG senior science advisor for children’s environmental health. “But many may never know, because outdated federal policies allow utilities to test for atrazine before or after the spike.”  READ MORE HERE

TS Radio Network: Whistleblower’s! Debbie Coffey of Wild Horse Freedom Federation

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The Battle to Protect Nebraska Land from Big OIL

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Make sure your voice is heard. Sign-on to stop Keystone XL.

Marti —

While we are continuing to challenge the Trump administration’s rubber-stamp approval of the federal permit for Keystone XL in the courts, Trump’s State Department recently opened a public comments docket for an “Environmental Assessment” of the new Mainline Alternative route for KXL in Nebraska.

This new route includes land in Nebraska counties that has never before undergone environmental review, and where landowners never knew until now — after all the years of public hearings and submitting comments — that KXL might be plowing through their farms, and had no due process and chance to make their voices heard.

Basically, there’s a huge list of problems with this illegal review. It’s an attempt to shoe-horn a review of private property in Nebraska by a federal agency with no authority over that land, into an illegally outdated environmental review of KXL from 2014, in clear violation of the bedrock National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).

But we still need to make our voices heard. Despite this illegal sham review process that’s been set in motion — which we will continue to fight in the courts — it’s critical that Nebraskans especially, but all Pipeline Fighters sign on and tell the Trump administration they are opposed to Keystone XL.

Action: Sign-on to Bold’s #NoKXL comment to Trump’s State Department.

We’ve composed a sample comment you can sign-on to, that covers all the bases on protesting this illegal process with the same arguments our attorneys are using in court, and includes key issues of concern for Nebraska’s land, water and property rights, and sovereign rights of Indigenous nations. You may also edit the language, or add your own personal statement to the comment.

*Important: If you are a landowner on the new “Mainline Alternative” route, please contact mark@boldnebraska.org for assistance with submitting your comment. For instance, if you have water crossings, or known endangered species or wildlife habitat on your land, be sure to include exact locations and detailed information about them in your comments. 

The deadline to submit a public comment is June 25th. 

Act now: Sign on to Bold’s #NoKXL comment.

Thanks for standing with us. 

Mark and the Bold team

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What Entities are Behind the Reckless Endangerment of Northern Minnesota and its Water Resources

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By Gary G. Kohls, MD – March 6, 2018

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The wise blogger wrote:

Industry-controlled ‘science’ is not really science but a smokescreen to pave the way for products that may be harmful – but what do they care as long as they profit? There are many great scientists but there are also some who are willing to be hired to ‘prove’ that something doesn’t cause cancer, or that something is ‘safe’. You cannot trust the EPA, the FDA, or industry ‘science’.”

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Here is an incomplete list of some of the culprits:

A) Foreign Mining Corporations (PolyMet, Glencore, Twin Metals, Antofagasta, etc);

  1. Minnesota’s Elected Politicians/Accomplices (both Corporate-influenced “Liberal” Democrats, and “Conservative” Republicans);
  2. Minnesota’s “Regulatory” Agencies that are Supposed to be “Natural Resource Protectors” (Including the DNR, the PCA, and the US Forest Service); and
  3. Most Area Newspapers; Most Area Television Stations; All the Area’s Chambers of Commerce; Minnesota Power (Electric Utility); the Trump Administration; Regional Labor Unions: and Dozens of Suppliers/Businesses that will Temporarily Profit from Supplying the Mining Industry While Simultaneously Risking the Permanent Poisoning of the St Louis River Watershed, Including Lake Superior

This column will point out and try to de-mystify some of the often-perplexing developments in the decades-long debate concerning allowing foreign mining corporations (which could justifiably be considered “Undocumented Aliens”) to invade water-rich northern Minnesota in order to extract our state’s non-ferrous metal deposits- for the selfish enrichment of its foreign shareholders and management, none of whom really care about the long-term consequences to the state’s precious water resources.

Everywhere in the world where copper mines have been dug and the poisonous tailing’s ponds have been installed, there has not been a single one that has not permanently polluted the ground water and the downstream watersheds, often catastrophically, see the list of 100 of them at . State of the art copper sulfide mines inevitably produce as an inevitable by-product sulfuric acid and many other toxic substances that poison the soil, air, ground water, nearby aquifers, lakes and downstream rivers, especially in water-rich environments like northern Minnesota. More

Toxic Copper Mine Tailings Ponds to be Located Upstream from the St Louis River and Lake Superior

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Requesting honest information from the Minnesota DNR, the Minnesota PCA and the US Forest Service regarding the latest PolyMet project permit application:

Please respond to the concerned folks to which this email has been cc’ed, all the details of the permit that the foreign corporation Glencore has submitted to the MNDNR, MNPCA, or US Forest Service concerning the establishment and maintainance of their enormously dangerous, potentially catastrophic, toxic tailings lagoon, an entity that seems to have been conveniently ignored by the media cheerleaders and even you regulatory entities.

I don’t recall seeing any permit application published for the eventual 250 foot high earthen dams that will hold back for eternity the tens of millions of cubic meters of poisonous liquid sludge that the copper/nickel/sulfuric acid mine will inevitably produce (and need to be stored).

Anybody with any awareness of the risks of the toxic metal and sulfuric acid recognizes that the tailings lagoon MUST be the center of discussion. So far it is rarely mentioned in the occasional news bulletins.

Every copper/nickel liquid tailings pond holds the 99.8% mine waste plus the liquids that is used to pipe the dissolved powder from the processing plant to the pond.

Every copper/nickel sulfide mine in the history of mining has leaked/leached poisons into the groundwater, onto adjacent lands and into the downstream environment. This happens at all copper mine sites that are located in watery environments such as northern Minnesota. More

Why the State of Jefferson is ready to split from the Great Late State of California.

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(USA Today) “A farmer faces trial in federal court this summer and a $2.8 million fine for failing to get a permit to plow his field and plant wheat in Tehama County, California…compliments of the (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers) “  But where’s the Trump card?

So if the feds can permit everything from plowing to taking a hike into a public National Forest, what will be next?   Will you need a permit to take your car to Yosemite if you don’t take a tour bus? Will you need a permit to rototill your own garden plot?  Hello!  It all comes down to more regulations meant for control and funneling a lot more money into glorified welfare jobs while billions are going to government workers and the red left.
If the State of Jefferson actually becomes a realty and those breakaway counties address the never ending problem of fat bureaucrats on the take, along with the excessive ordinances and code meltdowns that have spread like a cancer all over California, then it will have succeeded.  The State of Jefferson will need to be a state that will essentially be “out of the box” and raw milk will be good for the soul.  Also, safe vaccines, alternative medicine and treatments will need to be a major factor in the State’s Constitutional framework as well.  Self sufficiency such as ones own water, healthy foods and non GMO farming should also be a huge consideration and a movement all to its own.

  The State of Jefferson, in my way of thinking, would represent an entirely new platform that would flip pseudo educators and radical politicos on their heads.  The new university system would far surpass other educational institutions and their politicized curriculum’s and would leave the red left and Marxists in the dust to where students would be free of progressive propaganda and embrace a new society having a moral compass which would once again be based upon standard norms such as individual freedoms, property rights, no room for asset forfeitures of real property, mercy, forgiveness, love, do unto others and you would have them do unto you, and a government that is truly for and by the people,  while making an exit
from a pseudo and tyrannical gestapo state resurrected by the European Union.  Thank the banking elite in Brussels, Belgium. 

  But if the State of Jefferson rises to their chosen call and becomes another new state, may it shine as a light to the world but also as an example for the rest of the states to follow.  This movement could be America’s only chance to once again embrace liberty which is presently being spearheaded by those patriots of Northern California who wish to combine over twenty counties into the new free State of Jefferson.

May 3 Public Service Commission Meeting on Keystone XL

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The public hearing on Keystone XL in York, Nebraska next Wednesday, May 3rd is the first of just two scheduled opportunities for the public to give testimony with their concerns about this pipeline that is using eminent for private gain, trampling sovereign Native rights, and threatening our land, water and climate. (The only other pubilc testimony opportunity announced by the Public Service Commission will be at the conclusion of the intervenor proceeding, scheduled for Aug. 7-11 in Lincoln, NE.)

Bold and our allies Sierra Club and 350.org are sponsoring buses to the May 3 hearing in York from Omaha, Lincoln, and points north (Atkinson, Neligh). We’re asking for a $10 donation per bus rider, which also covers the cost of a sack lunch and snacks for everyone. We’ll be hosting a Rally and press conference during the lunchtime hour with speakers — stand with us!

REGISTER NOW: BUSES TO MAY 3 KEYSTONE XL HEARING IN YORK 

Bold and Nebraska Sierra Club are hosting phone banks on Thursday (Lincoln), Sunday (Omaha) and Monday (Lincoln) to call our supporters and let them know about testifying at the May 3rd hearing, and the buses that are available to take everyone to the hearing. We’ll provide pizza and snacks at all of the phone banks!

PHONE BANKS: HELP RECRUIT FOR MAY 3 KXL PUBLIC HEARING

Can’t join us at the public hearing in York? 

Click here to submit a written comment on Keystone XL to the Public Service Commission.

Donate $25 now to help Bold stop Keystone XL.

Thanks for standing with us. 

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News from the pipeline Hired thugs attack peaceful protesters

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BRASSCHECK TV

The people who live there want to stop it. And out come the head crackers in blue – from six different states – to attack a protest camp on PRIVATE land.

Obama’s comment: “We’re going to let it ride.”

Everything you need to know about Obama summed up in one simple story.
“Authorities” = criminals who are screwing over their own citizens at the behest of corporations

WATER WARS

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Well water, in the photo, remains plentiful at Venetucci Farm, Colorado, but water law requires purchase of an almost equal amount of “allocated” water before they can pump. Sources for allocated water are becoming harder to find.

Since 1992, a systematic attack on agriculture and food production in the United States has been developing, however the West has bore the brunt of this highly purposeful agenda which began with President Clinton in 1993 and is currently being promoted in California by the courts and Governor Brown. Consequently, ranchers have had their long-existing grazing and water rights methodically stripped away on Federal land and now private lands as well. Agricultural interests have been relentlessly sued by environmental groups and then over-regulated by the government.

Here is an example:  The California State Water Board, recently invoked an emergency water allotment regulation without due process. Since January 2015 major changes have been made in the State of California with regard to private wells and ground water. There is now a new move by Governor Brown who recently signed a bill that changed water laws in the fall of 2014, which undermines the people’s property rights where private wells all over the state, will begin to be metered wirelessly by satellite. It is foreseen that the next step will eventually be mandated flow meters on pipelines coming from lakes, canals, creeks and rivers.

Already, state water agencies and/or community water districts have begun to implement allotment controls which allows the monitoring of well water meters and includes the use of fines and enforcement. I am familiar with someone in Northern California that was recently forced by P.G.& E. to put in a smart meter on his new well, and yes, it was mandated.

If local government takes this a step further and mandates flow meters on irrigation pipelines coming from a variety of water sources, there will very well be a limit to the amount of water that may be taken. What is now transpiring more and more is a rogue and unconstitutional government that is on a mission to monitor and control water locally and this fact is already happening in other states. Presently, broad government overreach, in matters of personal needs, such as food, water, shelter, & electricity, is off the charts. And let’s not forget about the other issues such as saving the frogs and toads by eradicating thousands of trout in the Sierras. There are thousands of other “endangered” species that are all part of a massive, decades old agenda that includes a tidal wave of lost rights and jobs.

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THE PLAGUE

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As “we the people” entered into the year 2016 and beyond, were they aware of the plague that was consuming our country? It came at first as a black cloud creeping along the city streets and then entered through the crevices of our windows and doors and finally made its way into the very rooms of our houses. It began to sedate the masses into a near slumber but then retreated and continued following a path to higher ground. I followed the cloud as it rose above the hills and then began to touch the waters, the lakes and the rivers. It continued then to the higher elevations and to the utmost parts of the wilderness areas. There, the cloud stayed for a very long time over the vast Sierra Nevada Mountains until a mighty wind began to take it eastward.

Now, I was on a quest to find out a lot more about this strange phenomenon. Besides the cloud, there were other factors responsible for another findings that began to surface in my investigation.  A trail of total devastation had found its way to the deepest parts of the sea to where 1/3 of all living things had died. While this fact had been covered up by government and the mainstream news, another gigantic black cloud spread out for hundreds of miles and continued to engulf hundreds of cities, thousands of factories and countless places of business which were all then forced to close. As the plague reached the Central Valley, the massive network of waterways from the Sacramento Delta down to Bakersfield, began to trickle away and then thousands of orchard trees began to die. The devastation was overwhelming but then I made another observation.

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THE DROUGHT & THE SMELTDOWN AT THE DELTA?

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In the last five years, California, in conjunction with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, has flushed nearly a trillion gallons of State Water Project water into the ocean in support of a bait fish
called the Delta Smelt. So there’s not enough water for domestic use?

Since when and how did the mainstream media miss this one? They didn’t. They just refused to report it.

Just a little bit of censorship here and a little there, but none dare call it Newspeak which is the term taken from George Orwell’s 1984 which explains how the media and school textbooks secretly uses bias for the sake of those elite players at the national level, while clouding the political landscape, and promoting the use of politically correct
terms such as “Climate Change.” Compromised freedom of speech and the prevention of the flow of ideas is the endgame which is controlled by the Newspeak machine and the careful manipulation of the English language.

So in this process, a $45 billion agricultural industry in the Central Valley ends up being decimated, all the while the smelt take precedent over the people and our food production. So Californians must now ask themselves why is Governor Brown, the courts, the environmentalists, and the legislature on a mission to prevent all people and the farmers from having natural rights to their own water?

The statewide water system was designed with the peoples tax dollars to benefit domestic needs first while fish survival would still be provided for through a secondary measure with a system of dams to
where water would be released in measurable amounts for spawning. And in spite of what the news media reports, there is still enough water to go around unless a person wants to believe that it is still
important to allow nearly a trillion gallons of water to go to the ocean while food prices are soaring and foreclosures in the Central Valley are ongoing.

What else could one expect from a government which is run by a bunch judges and legislators who care more for the livelihood of fish and critters than the people.

Let’s not forget that the Central Valley water system was designed decades ago to withstand a 10 year drought. Then why was an estimated 400,000 farm acres taken out of production last year and how
many more acres will be taken out this year?

So where’s the bulk of the water ending up? It’s on its way either to Southern California for domestic use and swimming pools or ending up in the ocean while America’s richest farmland lies fallow boosting the prices of food nationwide. And this is a government for and by the people? I am afraid not. It is a government that does exactly what it wants to no matter how the people vote or what they think. Will saving rainwater falling into our rain gutters become the next illegal act signed by the governor?

The P.G.& E. is already requiring smart meters on all of the new wells that are going in. If persons are drawing too much water from their well will they be fined or will their well pumps just be turned off automatically via satellite? Control the water and the food of the world and you will control the people.

Nevada County Board of Supervisors: Wildfire Severity

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“California just passed three water management bills, bringing meters to some wells. New state “super priorities” now places habitat protection first (yellow-legged frogs), health and safety next (humans), and agriculture last in regard to water. Previously, the priorities were listed as human consumption first, then agriculture, then habitat preservation.”

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Wildfire Severity

On August 26th the Nevada County Board of Supervisors (BOS) unanimously passed a resolution “declaring an ongoing emergency due to the … threat of wildfire in Nevada County, and urging the Governor of California to take an active role at the federal level to demand that the federal government take action…” That may sound like a great idea to many, but there may be more to the picture.

On July 22nd the Sierra County BOS was the first to sign a county “Proclamation of Local Emergency” resolution. In the supporting documents provided regarding that agenda item, there was far more information than what is seen in their resolution.

Sierra County wants the governor not only to get involved, but to “seek concurrence of the President of the United States over the Sierra Nevada-wide declaration of local emergency.” Do we need – or want – an Executive Order (EO) from the President to dictate to our county what will be done in our forests? Currently there are laws in place that require the federal government to harmonize with county plans when making decisions about public land within the county. Could an EO end that? 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.
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Last Week To Address the Florida Springs and Aquifer Protection Act

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On Friday, the latest version of The Florida Springs and Aquifer Protection was posted at http://www.flsenate.gov along with an analysis of the bill.

The bill is scheduled to be heard by the entire Senate on Wednesday, April 30.

While much improved, the bill continues to put property owners in a very vulnerable position. Following is the CPR Bill Analysis:

The Florida Springs and Aquifer Protection Act

Analysis of CS/CS/CS/SB 1576

Introduction

The issue of protecting and preserving water in Florida must be addressed on two levels: water quantity and water quality. This bill addresses one of those issues: water quality.

The best vehicle for addresses the water quality issue is the Department of Environmental Protection’s Basin Management Action Plan (BMAP) process. It allows local stakeholders to address any and all potential pollution sources and remediate them in a site-specific manner. Only a lack of funding limits its speed and progress.

Problems with CS/CS/CS/SB 1576

After substantial, last minute changes in last Wednesday’s Senate Appropriations Committee, this bill still has the following problems which renders it ineffective in achieving springs and aquifer protection. More

Bureau of Land Management: Government Sponsored Domestic Terrorism

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Prior to the attack on the Bundy ranch, the BLM, the same one that showed up dressed for war, has had a long running war against the wild horses, not only in Nevada, but also in virtually every other western state. Repeatedly violating the Wild Horse & Burro Act of 1971 by chasing, terrorizing, capturing, and sending to slaughter thousands of wild horses, the BLM has been held above the law (anarchism) by successive courts.

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I woke this morning wondering if the talking heads at MSNBC had survived the night, after the Cliven Bundy implosion yesterday. Bundy, who made remarks pertaining to slavery, had caused MSNBC to nearly burst into virtual flames. It was the same on almost every other cable news station. I can’t even think of what must be happening at the Southern Poverty Law (Lie) Center.

101021-lean-forward3sWhen the smoke settled, politicians everywhere had run for cover.  Most  had remained silent during the government sponsored terrorism of the Bundy’s.  Few had had the jewels to come out in defense of this family against government thugs.  Those that had, quickly disappeared into the shadows.  Apparently, it is ok for the BLM to launch a full scale attack on one lane rancher, but “racism” is kryptonite for the politically connected.

For two days MSNBC hung a dialogue box on the screen with the words “welfare rancher” emblazoned in it regardless of whom was speaking on the Bundy issue.  That was followed with the word “racist”.

So there you have it.

It wasn’t that the BLM had laid siege to the Bundy ranch with more than 200 “troops”, tanks, grenade launchers, AK -47‘s, and paid Blackwater style assassins to take the last remaining rancher off the land in Clark County, Nevada.

It wasn’t that a federal militarized agency, militarized for use against the public, had shown up on private land over a dispute with every intention of stealing every one of Cliven Bundy’s cattle, killing them, and most likely the family along with them in order to put him off the land and out of business…….it was that Bundy was a racist.

Well. That makes all the difference in the world. No wonder the BLM thugs showed up geared for war as if they were prepared to fight a battle in the mid-east.

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

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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

Property Rights At Stake in the Florida Senate

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 The latest threat to property rights, not to mention just bad government policy, is
SB 1576 entitled, “An act relating to springs.”

It is scheduled to be heard in the Senate Committee on Environmental Protection and Conservation Thursday, March 20, at 8 AM. You can see the bill by going to

www.flsenate.gov and inserting the bill number in the search engine.

Many, if not most, Floridians recognize the need to protect water quantity and quality. And, that certainly means protecting Florida’s springs and aquifer. Politicians know this and some want to join the stampede to pass “something” to “protect” springs. But, don’t be fooled…SB 1576 will not do that. Here’s why

SB 1576 needlessly targets septic systems as a significant contributor to nitrogen pollution. More

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Rally for Klamath County Farmers and Ranchers

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Monday, July 1, 2013

9 a.m.

Klamath Co. Fairgrounds in Klamath Falls, OR

Klamath Tribes have shut-off irrigation water to over 115,000 acres of farm and ranch land

This will cause the loss of over 4,000 jobs

Over  $144,635,000 of cattle will be affected

There is plenty of water to share; the Tribe claims it is keeping the water for sucker fish

This will create a total area impact of over $516 million

For more information:

Go to www.saveourklamathcountywater.org

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All of our CIVIL RIGHTS are at stake!

 

National Blueways System: Federal water theft “headwaters to mouth”

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The provision within the National Blueways system for “headwaters to mouth” is the new catch phrase for “waters of America”.  Using the tried and true method of renaming an assault on the states to make it sound like a good deal when we know it isn’t, is nothing new.  The intent is to take over all water from any source whatsoever.

While the government is planning on blowing out more than 2600 dams here in the US, allowing fresh legal vwater resources and reservoirs to flow away into the ocean, we are constantly warned of a water shortage.  The excuses for this is that rivers need to be restored to their former states to save some fish that has long ago adjusted to its surroundings.

Since there is in actuality no critical water shortage, one has to be created.  This will be done by redefining what is federally controlled water, and, by emptying reservoirs and other water reserves.  No dams will replace those blown meaning that all water in that river or stream will disappear into oblivion while your water is rationed.  All of this just in time for the installation of SMART Water Meters which will drive your water bill through the roof.

But the issue of water is not about the salmon, or the rivers flowing free or any other environmental nonsense.  It is converting all water everywhere to be under the control of the federal corporation to facilitate the LOST treaty, and to convert even simple trade into federal commerce.

The National Blueways Water System appears to be the work of the infamous Ken Salazar, Secretary of the Department of interior, but is actually the intended result of several executive orders from the president. Secretary Sally, as he is often referred to, has been the facilitator of the massive land devastation in the Western States.  His plans to “industrialize” the western states have resulted in the decimation of our wild horses and burros, for reasons unknown, the selling off of public lands to private corporations,  and of course the whole sale destruction of water and land resources which are in reality, state assets.  The Department of Interior, as a privately owned federal corporation, rakes in the profits from this whole-sale plundering of state lands and resources while supplying minimal compensation to county’s and states governments.  Of  course the state is left with the now devastated landscape and pools of irreclaimable contaminated water. More

Mitigating the damage from fracking: Wyoming asks for $50 mil

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Protect Mustangs™

Taking action to inform, protect and help America’s wild horses

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Requesting a 50 million dollar fund to

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fracking for wild horses in Wyoming

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Rawlins, WY 82301-2407

Email: BLM_WY_Continental_Divide_Creston@blm.gov

RE: Continental Divide-Creston Natural Gas Development Project (CD-C Project)

Dear Mr. Ames,

We are against this massive fracking Continental Divide-Creston Natural Gas Development Project (CD-C Project) and ask you to stop this project before it ruins the environment and endangers America’s native wild horses in Wyoming.

The drilling proposed will not only displace native wild horses but also threaten the wild herds with environmental dangers/disease.

If you choose to go forward with this during the environmentally risky CD-C Project then we ask that you do the following: More

California begins UN Agenda 21 eco-terrorism: Bogus public meetings to follow!

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  Liz Bowen

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ALERT ! ALERT ! ALERT !

Please attend, learn and voice your opinion!

CA. DFG, now called, Cal-Wild, is holding a sham meeting on

Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012

Fort Jones Community Center on East Street

6 to 8 p.m.

WHY: To gain info about STREAM flows in creeks and the Scott River.

GOAL: To reduce the amount of water Legal Water Right holders can use.

There is plenty of data available. MONEY and TIME does not need to be wasted on yet another STUDY!!

· California Dept. of Water Resources and the two Resource Conservation Districts have a tremendous amount of IN-stream flow data from creeks and both the Scott and Shasta Rivers – but Cal-Wild plans a NEW study in flows just so they can come up with a CONCLUSION they desire. More

Globalist Plot to Blow Up 26,000 Dams & Takeover Water

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I have been following the efforts by the federal corporation that operates under fraud as the “federal government”, especially in the area of waterWater rights, water access and water availability are seriously threatened by both factions of the political crime syndicate that is the federal corporation a.k.a., “the Federal Government”.  There is no such entity, only a massive and hostile corporation that is foreignhttp://www.troutnut.com/pictures/of-rivers and hostile to the states.

At issue now is our water.

Why ownership of the water is an issue

This last year saw the latest attempts to pass the Law of the Sea Treaty (LOST).  LOST requires that all waters from any source whatsoever be under the jurisdiction of the federal corporation, otherwise the LOST treaty has limited or no effect.

As the LOST treaty has again failed to pass, as have successive attempts to legislate water to bring it under federal corporate control, congress tried to quietly ship the redefining of “navigable waters” into “Waters of America” over to the Environmental Protection Agency.  The EPA is a privately owned, for profit, corporation wholly owned by the federal corporation.  It is not a cabinet agency and is not part of the federal corporation that acts as the government.

The chronic attempts to redefine water ownership and control is hyped with the mantra that we are running out of water; that water is critically in short supply or is being misused because the federal corporation lacks control over all water from any source.  With this in mind, one has to ask,

“Why would you blow out 26,000 dams across the country and allow 70 to 80% of available water to flow unused and unsaved, out to sea?” More

H.R. 6249: The scheme to tax water

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H.R.6249 is the latest tax scheme to surface in the District of Criminals.

As if we are not taxed to the max now on every conceivable thing that we do, Rep. Blumenauer of Oregon has come up with a new scheme to tax water. Why not? They tax the air we breath, the land we live on, the products we buy, our wages and everything else that comprises our lives……why not an inflated and phony tax on water? That could be worth kabillions in new revenue that could be blown on everything from supporting illegal immigration and gun running, to starting more wars!

Having been unsuccessful in their efforts to redefine “navigable waters” to the more globalist friendly “waters of America”, an all-encompassing term which would have wrenched existing water rights of individuals out by the roots, congress is back with another plan for water grabbing. Rep. Blumenauer has come up with a really sweet plan for taxing the sale, use, manufacture of water based products, disposal of water based product containers and of course waste water management.  this bill, if passed, would open the door to metering of private wells on private property or to massive assaults by the EPA as they trespass on private property to force implementation of another round of their Agenda 21 based, property theft codes.

This brand new system of taxes is to be shouldered by the public and funneled into another dedicated revenue stream collected by the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The IMF is the same entity which replaced our independent treasury in 1913.

Once in the IMF account for the US, the co-mingling of funds runs non-stop. Money is raided from every conceivable source including every single “trust fund” the federal government has created a tax for, and then uses those dedicated funds for any thing and everything except the purpose for which they were collected.

Water protection and re-investment tax scheme
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(a) Water Protection and Reinvestment Trust Fund-

(1) IN GENERAL- Subchapter A of chapter 98 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (relating to establishment of trust funds) is amended by adding at the end the following new section:

‘SEC. 9512. WATER PROTECTION AND REINVESTMENT TRUST FUND.‘(a) Creation of Trust Fund- There is established in the Treasury of the United States a trust fund to be known as the ‘Water Protection and Reinvestment Trust Fund’, consisting of such amounts as may be appropriated or credited to such fund as provided in this section or section 9602(b).

‘(b) Transfers to Trust Fund- There are hereby appropriated to the Water Protection and Reinvestment Trust Fund amounts equivalent to the taxes received in the Treasury before January 1, 2019, under section 4171 (relating to taxes relating to water).

‘(c) Expenditures- Amounts in the Water Protection and Reinvestment Trust Fund shall be available to the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, without further appropriation, only for purposes of investments in clean water infrastructure in accordance with the Water Protection and Reinvestment Act of 2012.’.

The idea that some small fraction of what would actually be collected under this new tax scheme would be handed over to the EPA, should have everyone pulling their hair out. More

Property Rights Decisions: Based on Science or Ideology?

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The “My Word” column in yesterday’s (July 26, 2012) edition of the Orlando Sentinel brings out an interesting point regarding the use of facts and science in allowing property owners to enjoy and use their land.

The Adena Springs Ranch near Silver Springs, Florida is comprised of nearly 25,000 acres. It is located in northeastern Marion County between Ocala and Ocala National Forest and they plan to grow cattle. Their website says they are committed “to raise and harvest the animals in a way that protects his neighbors and the environment.” For the details on their proposed operations visit: www.adenaspringsranch.com

Part of the permitting process includes applying for a water use permit. Last Sunday, the Sentinel wrote an editorial attempting to create fear that the granting of this permit would be gambling with the environmental purity and water resource of Silver Springs. Click HERE to read the article

The author of the “My Word” column responded by stating this fear is not based on any scientific evidence. None has ever been offered. In fact, the homework done by Ranch owner, Frank Stronach, led them to issue the following statement regarding the permit, “We know that it will not harm environmental or water resources or our neighbors. You can read his response HERE More

DHS Local Emergency Planning Authority: national versus international

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The following is the report given by Gary Jacobucci to the Elko County Commissioners on July 12, 2012 as an agenda item. The focus of the report is identifying the problem with the DHS Local Emergency planning Committee charter (LEPC); defining the problem; suggestions for solving the problem.

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It’s been an interesting experience participating in the Elko County Local Emergency Planning Committee the last three years; an attendance inspired by going through the emergency response experience in the aftermath of the 6.0 earthquake just outside of Wells.

I recently participated in a ‘Shelter in Place’ training that was given by Betsy Morse, the head of training for the Northern Nevada Red Cross. In a phone conversation with her a few days later, I mentioned that the Elko County Local Emergency Planning Committee refuses to discuss the needs of food, power and water in the meetings; saying that the Elko County Commissioners have only chartered LEPC to look at HAZMAT issues.

She hesitated for a few seconds and then blurted out… “THAT’S CRAZY!”

As this pretty much summarized my experience in LEPC the last three years, I said… “Thank you, I thought I was the only one that recognized this.”

The last three years have been an exercise in trying to sort out what LEPC is, who created it, and why won’t they deal with needs other than HAZMAT.

After attending the meetings for three years there, are some things that need sorting out…

1) Food, power and water are not allowed discussion. The reason given is that these do not relate to HAZMAT and yet the DHS runs various exercises through LEPC which are often discussed in the following meeting; urban warfare / special weapons and tactical training where the various members of law enforcement dress in camo-gear, mass-vaccination exercises, school shooting exercises, weapons of mass destruction exercises, etc. More

The Forestry Service: Just another eco-terrorist organization

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The Forestry Service, another of those autonomous privately owned federal corporations appears intent upon depriving the people of Tombstone, Arizona, of their water supply.  A recent forest fire devasted the area around Tombstone which effectively wiped out native wildlife and at the same time wreaked havoc on spring water pipelines which provided the city of Tombstone with its useable water supply.

In another instance of eco-terrorism perpetrated by federal corporations, the Forestry Service claims that Tombstone workers may only use horses and hand tools to re-establish water supply lines.  No mechanized tools may be used as the Forestry Service claims it would be too much of an overload on the environment.  Supposedly, they are trying to save the Mexican spotted owl, a butterfly and a frog from harm that might be caused from mechanical tools.  As the fire effectively laid waste to any natural habitat, one has to wonder just how looney the eco-terrorists in the Forestry Service are going to become before someone in Arizona moves to revoke their corporate charter and runs this corporation, which can only be described as an eco-terrorist organization, out of the state.

We can only hope that the local sheriff stands his ground and refuses to allow the Forestry Service to act against the people of Tombstone.  With the feds beginning their assault on Western States water rights and are beginning to lay claim to all water supplies while rendering senior water rights and vested water rights held for generations by private property owners as void, Tombstone will be the testing ground for just how much federal corporations operating under fraud as [public service] will be allowed to get away with.

The rights of the State of Arizona to protect its citizens even from federal aggression is well established in the 10th Amendment.  Unfortunatley for the citizens of Tombstone, it appears that not only does their sheriff have no cajones, but neither do any of their state representatives or senators.  Apparently the fire not only laid waste to any and all forested areas, but also rendered all the public officials mute.

“The Town Too Tough to Die” is in a standoff with the federal government — one that jeopardizes their very survival. The Goldwater Institute has joined with the historic community to help them assert their constitutional rights. Fox Business host John Stossel interviews Goldwater CEO Darcy Olsen about this landmark case.

Siskiyou County Sheriff Jon Lopey will host a Constitutional Sheriffs’ Panel

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Feb. 15, 2012

Press Release

 Sheriff Lopey to lead sheriffs’ panel

YREKA – Five county sheriffs will participate in the first 2012 Support Rural America Sheriffs Event on Feb. 25, 2012. Siskiyou County Sheriff Jon Lopey will host a Constitutional Sheriffs’ Panel starting at 2 p.m.

The event will be held at the Siskiyou Golden Fairgrounds in Yreka, California at the top of the State. Take exit 773 off I-5 in Yreka. The fairgrounds are on the East side of the freeway. There is plenty of parking and motels nearby. Admission is free. 

Joining Sheriff Lopey on stage will be Modoc County Sheriff Mike Poindexter, Trinity County Sheriff Bruce Haney, Lassen County Sheriff Dean Growden and Oregon’s Josephine County Sheriff Gil Gilbertson. These sheriffs recently attended the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Assoc. Convention in Las Vegas with Sheriff Richard Mack and Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpiao.

Sheriffs will share information on the Constitution as it relates to their position as county sheriff and discuss issues in their areas. Time will be available for questions and answers.

The gate to the fairgrounds will open at noon. Groups with info tables will be setting up and available to the citizens. 

This is the first in a series of monthly events that will be hosted by sheriffs in various counties in the North State. For dates of events that have been set, go to Support Rural America.com on the web. Youtubes of Constitutional Sheriffs are also available at that website or on the “sheriffs” page of Pie N Politics.com 

This event is sponsored by Scott Valley Protect Our Water, Yreka Tea Party, Siskiyou Water Users Assoc. and Redding Tea Party.

For more information, contact Liz Bowen at 530-467-3515.

 

TS Radio w/guest: Sheriff Jon Lopey of Siskiyou County CA

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Vote in the poll to protect Klamath dams

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Feds Attack Klamath Basin Ranchers and Farmers With the ESA

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Constitutional Land: Siskiyou County is ground zero

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Siskiyou County in Northern California is said to be “ground zero” in the coming attempts to wipe out entire sections of the country as the move to UN Agenda 21 non-human habitat zones are established. Through a system of Federal government agencies and agents, entire communities have been economically devastated as mining, timber and other resources are regulated out of business through arbitrary zoning and land use mangement interference, set in motion specifically to retard economic and community growth. 

This short video shows highlights of the October 22, 2011 rally. 

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

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Resource management plans (for your land?)

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

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

Tetra Tech

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

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

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

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

TS Radio/ Defend Rural America with Debbie Bacigalupi

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Comments to BLM on SNWA’s Nevada Water Grab

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“8)  Glaringly omitted in this DEIS was the “NEED” for this GDP.  The “necessity” was not discribed.  Perhaps this water, which will be taken from farmers and ranchers, is to be used for Las Vegas’ many golf courses, fountains and new development projects, and Henderson’s need for watering grass in city parks, etc. “____________________________

The Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA) wants the rights to pump billions of gallons of water annually from rural central Nevada and Utah toLas Vegas.  This will be catastrophic for farmers and ranchers in central Nevada and Utah.  SNWA would drain the groundwater below the existing vegetation of about 19,000 square miles (about the size of Vermont). More

CRapitalism: The Liquidating of America/ Part 1

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“we have a system of privileged corporations using the congresses, the presidents and all the alphabet soup agencies to enact and enforce oppressive legislation, regulations, rules, and other enforcement instruments to drive independent competitors from the markets,”

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I had to look up the definition of capitalism just to make sure my understanding of that concept was accurate.  It was.

Capitalism defined by Merriam’s Online

: an economic system characterized by private or corporate ownership of capital goods, by investments that are determined by private decision, and by prices, production, and the distribution of goods that are determined mainly by competition in a free market

While I hear one politician or another extolling the virtues of free markets and while these same corporate hiney huggers along with successive presidents admonishes us that we must participate in the global economy, I find myself wondering just how bad the negative effects of the global economy have to become before someone cries “uncle”!  As in “Sam!”  

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The U.N. and “Livestock’s Long Shadow”

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“By restricting access to grazing land, for example, land and related feed resources become relatively scarce, so technical change will move towards making more efficient use of these resources…The same applies to all other natural resources that feed into the livestock production process, such as water or nutrients.

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In 2006, the United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and Livestock Environment and Development (LEAD), supported by US AID and the World Bank, put out a 416 page report titled “Livestock’s Long Shadow.”  Statements made in this document should make American ranchers and farmers look for the United Nation’s long shadow over their land and water. 

We’ll start off with some points the FAO made in the report, then some of their solutions (which, by the way, seem a lot like communism).  Then I’ll tell you why I think this report is, pardon the pun, bullshit.

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