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Interior Dept. documents detail Obama admin plotting to seize Western lands without congressional
washington examiner ^ | 8/12/10 | Mark Hemingway

Posted on 08/12/2010 8:42:00 AM PDT by Nachum

Back in February, a leaked memo from the Department of the Interior showed that the Obama administration was considering designating as many as 17 new national monuments throughout the West, effectively closing off huge swaths of land to development. That this was being done without the input of Congress or local authorities angered many. Now Rep. Rob Bishop, R-Utah, Chairman of the Congressional Western Caucus and Ranking Member on the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands has uncovered 14 more pages from the document that were previously unavailable.

The new pages show a federal bureaucracy that has contempt for the legislative process and the input of elected representatives. “Should the legislative process not prove fruitful, or if a nationally significant natural or cultural land resource come under threat of imminent harm, the BLM [Bureau of Land Management] would recommend that the Administration consider using the Antiquities Act [to designate a national monument],” reads the new document.

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1 posted on 08/12/2010 8:42:09 AM PDT by Nachum
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...
The list, ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

2 posted on 08/12/2010 8:42:49 AM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

3 posted on 08/12/2010 8:46:22 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Nachum

These people are being led by evil. Period.


4 posted on 08/12/2010 8:46:26 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: Nachum

"Riady paid me real well..."
5 posted on 08/12/2010 8:46:47 AM PDT by BenLurkin (Will must be the harder, courage the bolder, spirit must be the more, as our might lessens.)
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To: Nachum

CW II.....


6 posted on 08/12/2010 8:48:19 AM PDT by cranked
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To: Nachum
My imagination or has there been a more steady drip, drip, drip lately regarding the underhandedness of this administration?
7 posted on 08/12/2010 8:48:34 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Sarah Palin - For such a time as this...)
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To: BenLurkin

Exactly, same song, another verse from the Clintonista hymnbook, a la Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument.


8 posted on 08/12/2010 8:48:34 AM PDT by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Shouldn’t that be “Minnesotans”?? (Although “Minneostans” has kind of a nice ring to it.)


9 posted on 08/12/2010 8:52:52 AM PDT by Jedidah
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To: T-Bird45

I’m guessing the new names of some of these parks will be....
Oh let’s see.....
Rangle Range State Park?....
Oprah Open Wilderness Area?...
Kenya Keys State Park?...
Muslim Mountain Range State Park?...

Just guessing here...any other suggestions?


10 posted on 08/12/2010 8:56:00 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: gov_bean_ counter
The drip turned into a thin but steady stream, and now into a really gully washer, as we used to say.

Since SCOTUS has defined any government seizure of land as being justified, the basic principle of private ownership is essentially dead - much like the 10th Amendment. Although, in this case, the likelihood of playing lead tag goes up quite a bit.

11 posted on 08/12/2010 8:57:14 AM PDT by Pecos
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To: SumProVita

“These people are being led by evil. Period.”

No. It is because folks are sitting on their overfed fat butts doing nothing (as usual for the entire U.S. of A.). Whining does not get one anywhere. Action does.


12 posted on 08/12/2010 8:59:07 AM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: Jedidah

I think it has become Minneostan.


13 posted on 08/12/2010 9:01:17 AM PDT by Gondring (Paul Revere would have been flamed as a naysayer troll and told to go back to Boston.)
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To: Nachum

I wonder if there is a map somewhere that shows all of this land. The numbers are big, obviously, but a map would help people quickly and visually grasp the enormity of this travesty.


14 posted on 08/12/2010 9:04:23 AM PDT by newheart (History is an outbreak of madness--Ellul)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

My imagination or has there been a more steady drip, drip, drip lately regarding the underhandedness of this administration?

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This was my thought as well...


15 posted on 08/12/2010 9:06:01 AM PDT by Atom Smasher
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To: newheart

I remember reading an article a while back stating that dictator Obozo was going to use this backdoor approach to prevent oil an mineral exploration especially in those areas already known to be rich in deposits.


16 posted on 08/12/2010 9:09:29 AM PDT by grcuster
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To: Nachum

Not surprised!
What land?


17 posted on 08/12/2010 9:09:38 AM PDT by tutstar
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To: LucyT; BP2; rxsid; null and void; Candor7

ping, this was in breaking but got moved out......

AAre they going to size farm land to make us more dependent on other countries?

ZERO Chavez that’s his name!


18 posted on 08/12/2010 9:24:55 AM PDT by tutstar
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To: Nachum
Park police control by http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Nations

La Fortaleza and San Juan National Historic Site in Puerto Rico

Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site

Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Chaco Culture

Everglades National Park

Grand Canyon National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Independence Hall

Kluane / Wrangell-St Elias / Glacier Bay / Tatshenshini-Alsek

Mammoth Cave National Park

Mesa Verde National Park

Monticello and the University of Virginia in Charlottesville

Olympic National Park

Papahānaumokuākea

Pueblo de Taos

Redwood National and State Parks

Statue of Liberty

Waterton Glacier International Peace Park * Yellowstone National Park

Yosemite National Park

http://whc.unesco.org/en/list

19 posted on 08/12/2010 9:31:15 AM PDT by goldendays (that)
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To: Nachum

UNEP Sasakawa Prize open: US $200,000 for innovative green project

Nairobi, 29 July 2010 - The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and The Nippon Foundation today officially launched the 2011 UNEP Sasakawa Prize to find the most innovative environmental project in the developing world - with a cash prize of US$ 200,000 awaiting the winner.

The UNEP Sasakawa Prize is awarded every year to a grassroots organisation judged to have made an outstanding contribution to the protection and management of the environment, and to social development. The theme for this year’s prize is “Forests for People, Forests for Green Growth” in support of the United Nations International Year of Forests in 2011.

Of particular interest to this year’s jury will be projects that:

Promote the conservation and sustainable management of forests
Contribute to a meaningful reduction in carbon emissions caused by deforestation or forest degradation
Maintain forest ecosystems to improve resilience to climate change
Support development among forest-dependent communities
Conserve biodiversity and help protect ecosystems in forests
The UNEP Sasakawa Prize is designed to nurture innovation and research in green solutions to environmental challenges by offering financial support to the winner. The jury is especially interested in sustainable projects that can be scaled up or replicated elsewhere, thus helping to inspire others to take a greater interest in protecting our environment and to increase its scope of beneficiary, especially in the under-served rural communities.

By helping these entrepreneurs scale-up their activities, the prize is able to boost local economies and help tackle poverty and marginalization, while promoting the sustainable use of resources and ecosystems.

The winner of the 2011 UNEP Sasakawa Prize will receive the prestigious award at a special ceremony to be held at the meeting of the UNEP Governing Council from 21 - 25 February 2011 in Nairobi, Kenya.

First awarded in 1984, the UNEP Sasakawa Prize has helped nurture a wide range of grassroots environmental initiatives across the world, spurring fledgling projects onto great success.

One of the recipients of last year’s Prize was Nuru Design; a project that brings innovative lighting solutions to rural communities in Rwanda, Kenya and India. By replacing kerosene and firewood lamps with solar-powered lights, Nuru Design not only helps reduce the high levels of CO2 produced by traditional lamps, but also tackled the health and literacy problems caused by a lack of access to affordable lighting. Thanks to Nuru Design’s efforts, over 3,000 households in Rwanda are switching from kerosene to Nuru lights every month.

It is this kind of innovative, inspirational project that the UNEP Sasakawa judges hope to reward in 2011.

Nominations will be accepted until 30 September 2010 via the UNEP Sasakawa Prize website: www.unep.org/sasakawa

For more information, please contact: Lucita Jasmin, Head of Special Events, UNEP Division of Communication and Public Information, Email: lucita.jasmin@unep.org

Wangari Maathai, UNEP Sasakawa Prize jury member presents the 2009-10 UNEP Sasakawa Prize trophy to Stuart Conway, co-founder of Trees, Water and People

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20 posted on 08/12/2010 9:39:54 AM PDT by goldendays (that)
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To: goldendays

http://www.unep.org/Documents.Multilingual/Default.asp?DocumentID=630&ArticleID=6689&l=en


21 posted on 08/12/2010 9:41:35 AM PDT by goldendays (that)
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To: Nachum; STARWISE; onyx; maggief; hoosiermama

Thanks for the ping Nachum. Pinging a few others to this as well. This administration is completely lawless. It’s time to start demanding Obama’s resignation come November. Resign or impeach!


22 posted on 08/12/2010 9:43:56 AM PDT by penelopesire (FOX NEWS TRIBAL PRINCESS)
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To: Nachum
I am very familiar with the Utah, Idaho, and Nevada locations. The national monument designation there is not inappropriate. These lands already belong to all US citizens.

We know what happens to public land under state control. They end up being owned by the family trusts of partners of the largest law firms and the rat/repugnican thieves in the legislature like many US Senators from the western states .

How does a lawyer/legislator go from paying his student loans to being a US Senator worth nearly 200 million? Great stewardship of public resources of course.

23 posted on 08/12/2010 10:08:21 AM PDT by kbennkc (For those who have fought for it freedom has a flavor the protected will never know .F Trp 8th Cav)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
Rangle Range State Park?....
Oprah Open Wilderness Area?...
Kenya Keys State Park?...
Muslim Mountain Range State Park?...

As Prof. H. Higgins once said, "By Jove, I think (s)he's got it!" Slight change of "State" to "National", though.

24 posted on 08/12/2010 11:17:19 AM PDT by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: tutstar; Jim Robinson; rockinqsranch; WhirlwindAttack; blf1776; Lilpug15; melancholy; TLI; ...
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Interior Dept. documents detail Obama admin plotting to seize Western lands without congressional (approval)

. . . . Article, and comments.

[Thanks tutstar.]

25 posted on 08/12/2010 1:45:47 PM PDT by LucyT
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To: Nachum; LucyT

I’m bflr for now, and thanks for the ping LucyT. When I come back in a few hours, I want read the whole article, but for now wondering why the Fed has ANY jurisdiction WITHIN a State without permission of the State.

The Fed does not in essence own the State. The State in essence owns the Fed. The Fed was created as....say a management company for the Union of the States, and operates at the will of the States. So what’s going on here? Looks to me as though the Fed is standing on a very thin, fragile platform comprised of precedent...only because they got away with it before.

It’s time to kick some Fed butt out of the business of the States me thinks.


26 posted on 08/12/2010 2:02:33 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, Call 'em what you will. They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: rockinqsranch

Just cause it says that in the Constitution doesn’t make it so with this crowd.


27 posted on 08/12/2010 2:18:20 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: newheart
This is an old BLM map. If we could add the Obama list to it, it would really be eye popping.


28 posted on 08/12/2010 2:25:36 PM PDT by Natural Born 54 (FUBO x 10)
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To: Natural Born 54
If we could add the Obama list to it, it would really be eye popping.

Wow. It's already eye-popping. I had no idea the Feds had control over that much land.

29 posted on 08/12/2010 10:00:59 PM PDT by newheart (History is an outbreak of madness--Ellul)
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To: newheart

The top 10 list of states with the highest percentage of federally owned land:

1. Nevada 84.5%
2. Alaska 69.1%
3. Utah 57.4%
4. Oregon 53.1%
5. Idaho 50.2%
6. Arizona 48.1%
7. California 45.3%
8. Wyoming 42.3%
9. New Mexico 41.8%
10. Colorado 36.6%


30 posted on 08/13/2010 4:53:51 AM PDT by Natural Born 54 (FUBO x 10)
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To: Natural Born 54
1. Nevada 84.5%

2. Alaska 69.1%

I'm guessing that would explain some of the animosity between Harry Reid and Sarah Palin.

31 posted on 08/13/2010 7:23:25 AM PDT by newheart (History is an outbreak of madness--Ellul)
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To: tutstar

Zero’s real name is Obamugabe, after his hero from the impoverished Zimbabwe (it was Rhodesia when it was an affluent country).


32 posted on 08/13/2010 9:10:03 AM PDT by RightWingConspirator (Impeach Zerobama and his band of Commie Czars)
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To: LucyT

Wow! Thank you for the ping!


33 posted on 08/15/2010 5:57:07 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (Want stimulus? Look to Harding, JFK, and Reagan. Tax cuts w. fiscal restraint -- works every time.)
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To: Nachum

“Stroke of the pen; Law of the land......cool.” (William Jefferson Clinton.)


34 posted on 08/15/2010 6:05:58 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP ( Give me Liberty, or give me an M-24A2!)
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