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One of the Biggest Fat Cats in America is the BLM
Americanthinker.com ^ | 4/27/2014 | Victor Keith

Posted on 04/27/2014 5:34:05 AM PDT by rktman

Amid the circus that is the Bundy Ranch standoff is the much more important and revealing story surrounding a previously little-noticed agency called the Bureau of Land Management.

Even observers who believed that Cliven Bundy did not have a legal leg to stand on regarding his claims that he did not owe grazing fees for his cattle to the BLM were curious as to the reason behind the heavy-handed response to Bundy’s recalcitrance. The move ostensibly was to remove Bundy’s cattle from public lands, where they were illegally grazing. Even though every federal agency these days, from the Environmental Protection Agency to the Department of Education, feels the need to have its own SWAT team, 200 federal agents with assault rifles and dogs seems an inappropriate way to conduct a roundup.

Upon closer examination, the reason for the importance to the BLM of establishing its authority may entail much more than the revenue from grazing fees.

(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: alphabetgovt; bimprofits; blm; blmbusiness; bundy; federalland; landissues
Hmmmm. More "interesting" info about the BlM. Land "management", not "ownership". Lost on most low/no info voters.
1 posted on 04/27/2014 5:34:05 AM PDT by rktman
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To: rktman

How does one control the helium market? Isn’t that a gas extracted from the air?

I did not know about the goal stuff. Answers a lot of questions.


2 posted on 04/27/2014 5:51:33 AM PDT by Vermont Lt (If you want to keep your dignity, you can keep it. Period........ Just kidding, you can't keep it.)
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To: Vermont Lt

Don’t be messin’ with the blm bonus money. Think I’ll start a new org called the bureau of air management. Oops. I forgot that epa has that one cornered. :>}

As to the helium production, here’s a quick link:

http://science.howstuffworks.com/question12.htm


3 posted on 04/27/2014 5:58:45 AM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Nascarian. Race: Daytonianfivehundrian)
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To: rktman


4 posted on 04/27/2014 5:59:27 AM PDT by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: rktman

Curious about the BLM “swat team.”

Wonder what the job description is for these guys? Also, wonder what they do all day.


5 posted on 04/27/2014 6:00:07 AM PDT by vekzen
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To: JoeProBono

I’d “steer” clear of them if I were you. :>}


6 posted on 04/27/2014 6:00:56 AM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Nascarian. Race: Daytonianfivehundrian)
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To: rktman
The BLM controls some 40 percent of the national coal supply and collects more than 1 billion dollars a year in bonus and royalty revenues.

The feral government war for coal. Interesting.

7 posted on 04/27/2014 6:01:47 AM PDT by MulberryDraw (Repeal it.)
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To: vekzen

Well, I suppose we could go to the blm website and look for job openings to see what the requirements are. :>}


8 posted on 04/27/2014 6:02:05 AM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Nascarian. Race: Daytonianfivehundrian)
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To: rktman

Follow the money$$$


9 posted on 04/27/2014 6:03:09 AM PDT by damncat
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To: MulberryDraw

Weird huh? They gonna sell the coal to the chicoms? Especially since the epa is forcing coal fired plant closures. Kind like the lyin’ king said about bankrupting anybody that wants to build one. He didn’t lie about that.


10 posted on 04/27/2014 6:03:42 AM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Nascarian. Race: Daytonianfivehundrian)
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To: rktman

I am a pretty well educated guy (BS, MBA....) but I had no idea how little helium is in the atmosphere. I learned something today. Thank you.


11 posted on 04/27/2014 6:15:08 AM PDT by Vermont Lt (If you want to keep your dignity, you can keep it. Period........ Just kidding, you can't keep it.)
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To: rktman
As the old saying goes, Follow the money!".

If you can't figure out just where to start, start with about any Democrat politician. From there, spread out to their "friends", both business, personal, and in the media organs as well as their "good friends across the aisle".

There will be plenty to chew on. You won't make it through your initial list in your lifetime which if you are being serious about it might not be as long as you'd expected.

12 posted on 04/27/2014 6:19:13 AM PDT by Gritty (Gun controllers aren't afraid of guns but a country where the individual has power-Dan Greenfield)
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To: rktman

Thanks for posting. Telling.

“He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people, and eat out their substance.”

_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ of _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _


13 posted on 04/27/2014 6:20:30 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: Vermont Lt

“How does one control the helium market? Isn’t that a gas extracted from the air?”

No most Helium comes from wells in West Texas


14 posted on 04/27/2014 6:25:35 AM PDT by Fai Mao (Genius at Large)
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To: Vermont Lt

Goes back to FDR and the German Zeppelin program. FDR denied access to our helium resulting in the use by the Germans of hydrogen which resulted in the explosion of the Graf Zeppelin in the US. That pretty destroyed the airship business for a loooong time. We were, I think, the sole producer of helium in commercial amounts in the world at that time, if memory serves. It may not. Let me know. Went hand in hand with FDR’s denial of scrap metal and oil to Japan. These actions had a lot to do with the start of WWII.


15 posted on 04/27/2014 6:26:09 AM PDT by Foundahardheadedwoman (God don't have a statute of limitations)
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To: All

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ckyLi_C0lso

DEPOPULATE totalitarians from the body politic.

DISMANTLE their agencies.


16 posted on 04/27/2014 6:27:07 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: vekzen

Curious about the BLM “swat team.”

They usually start as seasonal help.

If hire full-time they get run through land management officer training at FLETC.

FLETC offers various courses for types of mission. These guys most likely went back for more.


17 posted on 04/27/2014 6:28:58 AM PDT by maine yankee (I got my Governor at 'Marden's')
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To: All

Pick one, any one. Watch the socialists squeal.

http://www.usa.gov/directory/federal/

Socialism IS Legal Plunder - Bastiat

http://www.usdebtclock.org

BIG GOVERNMENT IS CRONY SOCIALISM

Oink, oink. Snort, snort. See porky progressive oink-snort.


18 posted on 04/27/2014 6:32:07 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: Foundahardheadedwoman

Interesting. Thanks for posting.


19 posted on 04/27/2014 6:35:18 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: Vermont Lt

LOL! I got a degree in BS myself. :>} Helium is so small a component in the atmosphere that CO2 kicks it’s butt. And we know there ain’t a whole lot of that in the atmosphere.


20 posted on 04/27/2014 6:35:44 AM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Nascarian. Race: Daytonianfivehundrian)
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To: rktman

Old stuff.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/724170/posts


21 posted on 04/27/2014 6:52:59 AM PDT by polymuser
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To: polymuser

Dude. That’s like 12 years old. LOL! Thanks for the links. Some folks newer to FR may just have missed the original. :>}


22 posted on 04/27/2014 6:56:31 AM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Nascarian. Race: Daytonianfivehundrian)
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To: rktman

Ha :-)

So many things new are old. Follow the money, with politicians and bureaucracies, ALWAYS. What’s in the ground, what’s it worth, and how can they control and profit from it?


23 posted on 04/27/2014 7:03:03 AM PDT by polymuser
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To: rktman

You can’t leave out the tie-in with global warming and the war on meat. In terms of methane and production costs, per the left, beef is not a “green” food resource. A policy which pushes ranchers out of business fits the green agenda.


24 posted on 04/27/2014 7:19:27 AM PDT by Homer1
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To: rktman

They buy a lot of signs with their $.

“No motorized vehicles”, “Travel only on marked trails”, etc.

And I have noticed a great increase of new ones this spring.

Yuk.


25 posted on 04/27/2014 7:39:27 AM PDT by Scrambler Bob (You can count my felonies by looking at my FR replies.)
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To: Homer1

Check the price of ground beef lately? I’m thinkin’ about switchin’ to some caviar burgers instead. :>}


26 posted on 04/27/2014 7:46:33 AM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Nascarian. Race: Daytonianfivehundrian)
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To: Scrambler Bob

Can’t wait for the “No human activity beyond this point!” before to long. Of course with the Area 51 like “Use Of Deadly Force Authorized!” right underneath in tiny letters. Signed, courtesy of YOUR govt. Have a nice day polluter. :<{


27 posted on 04/27/2014 7:49:20 AM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Nascarian. Race: Daytonianfivehundrian)
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To: Foundahardheadedwoman
These actions had a lot to do with the start of WWII.

Well, no.

WWII started because Germany and Japan decided that other people had something and they wanted it.

I know it is fashionable to say that if you just give the bullies what they want there will be peace but the problem is that what they really want is everything.

So no, FDR not giving them what they wanted did not start WWII.

28 posted on 04/27/2014 7:51:02 AM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Proud Infidel, Gun Nut, Religious Fanatic and Freedom Fiend)
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To: rktman
Can’t wait for the “No human activity beyond this point!” before to long.

Agenda 21.

29 posted on 04/27/2014 7:53:38 AM PDT by polymuser
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To: polymuser

Does the un have a catalog of available signs out yet?


30 posted on 04/27/2014 7:55:25 AM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Nascarian. Race: Daytonianfivehundrian)
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To: rktman

31 posted on 04/27/2014 8:02:35 AM PDT by polymuser
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To: rktman

BLM,like HUD,FHA etc etc etc are all troughs for feeding the pigs in (and sometimes out of) power. Kin, wives, children of the elected 537 Princes of the Universe..all get well paid jobs in these outfits...at OUR expense of course....Hells Bells....wasn’t David Gregory’s wife a well paid lawyer to one of those ???


32 posted on 04/27/2014 8:04:24 AM PDT by litehaus (A memory tooooo long)
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To: litehaus

That would be asshat “I’m above the law” david gregory.


33 posted on 04/27/2014 8:12:25 AM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Nascarian. Race: Daytonianfivehundrian)
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To: rktman

BLM’s 150-page sign “guidebook” at http://www.blm.gov/pgdata/etc/medialib/blm/wy/signs/docs.Par.61916.File.dat/guidebook.pdf

No wonder this country is drowning in regulations.


34 posted on 04/27/2014 9:40:31 AM PDT by Oatka (This is America. Assimilate or evaporate.)
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To: Vermont Lt

Lighter than air that helium. Mostly it floats off in to space. It is not easy to produce so vapturing it naturally is best.

Good thing we have the federal government in charge.


35 posted on 04/27/2014 10:26:01 AM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: rktman

and most people can’t connect the dots on all of the micro-transactions taking place that move the culture left and keep those in power more powerful


36 posted on 04/27/2014 1:25:56 PM PDT by Homer1
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To: Vermont Lt
How does one control the helium market? Isn’t that a gas extracted from the air?

Every oil field in the world has outgassing helium - a non-biotic element if ever there was one.

37 posted on 04/27/2014 1:30:42 PM PDT by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear

Well, yes. Japan attempted to wipe out the Pacific Fleet because fuel wise they would only become weaker as time went on. I wear suspenders, that is how fashionable I am plus Goodwill turns me down when try to drop off my clothes.
Hitler decided to go to war with us, honoring the treaty he had with Japan, far as I know the only treaty he honored.
Aside from all that, I do not like the social policies FDR introduced into the US. Without FDR’s New Deal we would not have most, if not all, of the nutty social programs we have now. FDR was also a bully, he just put a nicer face on it.
On top of that, Eleanor was dog ass ugly.


38 posted on 04/27/2014 1:54:46 PM PDT by Foundahardheadedwoman (God don't have a statute of limitations)
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To: Foundahardheadedwoman
Well, yes. Japan attempted to wipe out the Pacific Fleet because fuel wise they would only become weaker as time went on.

But WWII had already started.

In fact you could say that for Japan WWII began in 1905 when they began the forced annexation of Korea but certainly it began with the conquest of Manchuria in 1931.

So no matter how much people wish to blame FDR he did not start WWII when he was Governor of New York.

39 posted on 04/27/2014 6:29:53 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Proud Infidel, Gun Nut, Religious Fanatic and Freedom Fiend)
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear

Yes, the Japanese were kicking butt all over Asia, I think FDR hurried the war along with his actions. I doubt we could have stayed out of it and let everyone slug it out. Now we best learn Chinese instead of Japanese or German, or we may need to learn Russian.
I don’t like FDR mainly for his social policies here in the US and I believe without him this country would never have accepted creeping socialism. You may well be right and I wrong but it is sorta like global warming, no matter how much evidence to the contrary I will hold on to my beliefs about FDR. One other thing, I have often felt the real start of Big Government was based on the regimentation of Americans by the military of both soldiers and civilians. That generation that served accepted the idea that the government always had the best interests of the common man at heart. My father was one of them and he could not believe the government would, as he said it, ‘take bread off a man’s table.’ He believed it until a few short years before his death. It was a hard lesson for him.
If FDR could have started the war as Governor or Sec. of the Navy he would probably have to help out Uncle Joe.


40 posted on 04/27/2014 7:07:54 PM PDT by Foundahardheadedwoman (God don't have a statute of limitations)
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To: Foundahardheadedwoman
FDR is usually number two on my list of the four worse presidents of the 20 century, he and Woodrow Wilson fight it out for the number one spot. I am not a fan.

But WWII was going to happen. Japan wanted to be the big dog in the Pacific. There were three places left in 1941 they had to take out to do that, Australia, New Zealand and Hawaii.

Hawaii was the logical place to start. Take out the US Fleet and we would not be able to stop them from taking control of the entire Pacific. They had been planting colonies colonies in North America and South America for the past 50 years to facilitate their take over. We would have objected to their taking over the west coast of Canada or Peru and that was their goal.

FDR and his policies did a lot of damage to the country but acquit him of starting WWII. It was going long before he was in any position to push anything.

41 posted on 04/27/2014 7:29:53 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Proud Infidel, Gun Nut, Religious Fanatic and Freedom Fiend)
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear

OK, you win. As long as you include Clinton in the top 4 worst presidents. In Wilson’s case, I know he was a progressive and after the League of Nations failed paved the way for the UN but we still don’t know how much damage his wife caused after his stroke. She may well have been our first two for one female president. I am supposed to forgive my enemies their trespasses but it is hard to do in FDR’s case, but I will try.
My point in my mind really was that FDR wanted the confrontation with Japan and he wanted to get involved in Europe. I agree it was bound to happen just that he moved it in that direction.


42 posted on 04/27/2014 8:44:40 PM PDT by Foundahardheadedwoman (God don't have a statute of limitations)
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