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SUPREMES: EPA ACTIONS ‘OUTRAGEOUS’
WND ^ | Jan 10, 2012 | Robert Unruh

Posted on 01/09/2012 9:50:26 PM PST by WilliamIII

The government’s actions in a dispute between the Environmental Protection Agency and a husband and wife targeted by the agency when they bought a residential lot in Idaho and started building their dream home are both “outrageous” and “very strange.”

There were comments today from justices on the U.S. Supreme Court about the Environmental Protection Agency’s actions in a fight with Mike and Chantell Sackett, of Priest Lake, Idaho.

Their case began in 2005 when the Sacketts were working on their dream home. Their land, purchased for $23,000, is about two-thirds of an acre and is about 500 feet from the water in Priest Lake, Idaho. Houses are on the surrounding lots and their land lacked standing water or a creek. They obtained all the needed county permits for their work.

But while they were working on foundation preparations, the EPA agents arrived, claimed the property is “wetlands” and ordered them to stop work and launch a full restoration project that even included installing plants that were not native – at their own expense. They were told after they guarded the land for several years they would be allowed to pay $250,000 to request permission to complete their home.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Front Page News; US: Idaho
KEYWORDS: bhoepa; corruption; democrats; epa; epacorruption; epajackboots; fraud; govtabuse; obama; propertyrights; rapeofliberty; sackett

1 posted on 01/09/2012 9:50:28 PM PST by WilliamIII
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To: steelyourfaith

EPA Ping.


2 posted on 01/09/2012 9:52:48 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: WilliamIII

I have always thought that the EPA Totalitarians involved in this could be volunteered for ballast at the launch of the next robotic mission to Pluto...


3 posted on 01/09/2012 9:54:32 PM PST by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: WilliamIII

Should’ve sicked cousin Ty on those EPA dudes.


4 posted on 01/09/2012 10:05:46 PM PST by AmericanVictory (Should we be more like them or they more like we used to be?)
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To: WilliamIII

The cats are lying down with the dogs!

Even Obama’s pet lefties are at least feigning outrage.


5 posted on 01/09/2012 10:07:54 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: WilliamIII

The EPA has done its part to run roughshod over the Constitution and the rights of citizens. It has also done its part to hobble free enterprise and our position as a world power. If anything it has acted as an inside force against the greatness of this nation under the cover of doing the environment good. Thug mobsters operate the same way using front operations.

It’s time to close the doors on the EPA folks. Its a Tea Party pitchforks and torches time.


6 posted on 01/09/2012 10:17:11 PM PST by jonrick46 (Countdown to 11-06-2012)
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To: WilliamIII

My guess? Someone at the EPA wanted that property for themselves.


7 posted on 01/09/2012 10:24:17 PM PST by TheZMan (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2794639/posts)
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To: WilliamIII

There just ain’t a corner of Hell hot enough...


8 posted on 01/09/2012 10:34:21 PM PST by HKMk23 (YHVH NEVER PLAYS DEFENSE)
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To: jonrick46
It’s time to close the doors on the EPA folks. Its a Tea Party pitchforks and torches time.

More needs to be done than close the doors. The EPA is filled with hateful, sadistic and utterly evil human beings. There are real people in the EPA who live to destroy all that is good.

I have no doubt they are many humans in the EPA if given the power would kill tens of millions of fellow human beings in the name of protecting Mother Earth.

Not only should the EPA be eliminated outright, but anyone who has ever worked for the EPA need to have 100% of their assets seized. The evil parasites that work for the EPA need to be thrown onto the streets with just the clothes on their back.

Humans within the EPA are working with vigor to utterly destroy our way of life. Citizens of our Republic have a right to defend our lives, to protect our way of life and preserve our Constitution against ALL enemies.

9 posted on 01/09/2012 10:41:35 PM PST by sand88
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To: sand88

Well put. The EPA has turned into a cancerous growth on the American Republic. It is time for the chemo to begin.


10 posted on 01/09/2012 11:04:05 PM PST by jonrick46 (Countdown to 11-06-2012)
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To: WilliamIII
The real fault is the congress that allows this crap and therefore we the voters who elect them.

We've lost so much.

We're now just all tenants of the state that are expected to do what we're told and not challenge their authority.

11 posted on 01/09/2012 11:15:17 PM PST by DB
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To: TheZMan

That’s what it sounds like to me, someone using their position in the EPA for a straight up land grab scam. Happens in the west often.


12 posted on 01/09/2012 11:54:02 PM PST by factoryrat (We are the producers, the creators. Grow it, mine it, build it.)
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To: Army Air Corps
Knowing the clandestine power of EPA, who does The Obammunist put in charge of it? Carol "Director of Socialists International" Browner, unconfirmed and unaccountable Political Commissar of Energy and Climate Change Policy.

yitbos

13 posted on 01/10/2012 12:02:41 AM PST by bruinbirdman ("Those who control language control minds." -- Ayn Rand)
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To: bruinbirdman

It’s all about the money movement for the big pay day. The Global Warming fiasco must go on stage as planned...changed to Climate Change for obvious reasons. If this “thing” is successful...you’ll be paying more than just tax’s and that on a worldwide scale ta boot.

I can hear the sounds of “spread the wealth around” in the backnoise.


14 posted on 01/10/2012 12:07:22 AM PST by caww
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To: bruinbirdman

She even looks like a left-over from the flower children of the hippie era. Why is it democrates NEVER have attractive woman..or men for that matter?


15 posted on 01/10/2012 12:10:56 AM PST by caww
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To: HiTech RedNeck

They’re worried about their own property.Maybe even they are waking up..


16 posted on 01/10/2012 2:09:53 AM PST by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: DB
To: WilliamIII

The real fault is the congress that allows this crap and therefore we the voters who elect them.

Exactly!

Congress must have written laws so broadly as to allow the EPA (much like the IRS and other agencies) to assume powers no one envisioned.

This should never have had to end up with the Supremes; Congress should have reigned in the EPA a long time ago and B-slapped them good!

17 posted on 01/10/2012 2:11:52 AM PST by Conservative Vermont Vet (l)
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To: WilliamIII

Close down the EPA.


18 posted on 01/10/2012 3:11:25 AM PST by Venturer
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To: Army Air Corps; Dr. Bogus Pachysandra; grey_whiskers; ApplegateRanch; Whenifhow; WL-law; ...
I believe I heard on Fox News yesterday that the EPA was lamenting that this issue was before SCOTUS.

Thanx for the ping Army Air Corps !

 


Beam me to Planet Gore !

19 posted on 01/10/2012 3:30:24 AM PST by steelyourfaith (If it's "green" ... it's crap !!!)
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To: TheZMan

Or one of the next door neighbors had a friend at the EPA.


20 posted on 01/10/2012 3:43:22 AM PST by PeteB570 ( Islam is the sea in which the Terrorist Shark swims. The deeper the sea the larger the shark.)
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Romney busts so many moves

I wouldn't trust him to be an ice cream man.
Support FR, defeat the rinos.

21 posted on 01/10/2012 3:47:25 AM PST by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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To: WilliamIII

The E.P.A. should be disbanded and ALL its employees should be hung.


22 posted on 01/10/2012 4:07:34 AM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO))
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To: Joe Boucher
Hanover Fiste: Their nothing but low-down, double-dealing, backstabbing, larcenous perverted worms! Hanging's too good for them. Burning's too good for them! They should be torn into little bitsy pieces and buried alive!

All bolds adjusted for clarity. No offense to Hanover Fiste from Heavy Metal the Movie....

23 posted on 01/10/2012 5:13:08 AM PST by sniper63 (If Obama pats himself on the back anymore, his shoulder will dislocate.....)
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To: PeteB570
Or one of the next door neighbors had a friend at the EPA.

BINGO! "Hey they're building on the park next door. We can't have that. Call Charlie and have it stopped!"

Find out who it was, and have them removed for violation of another person's property rights.

24 posted on 01/10/2012 5:18:13 AM PST by John O (God Save America (Please))
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To: WilliamIII
The EPA isn't the only division of Der Führer Obama's Schutzstaffel (aka: SS) who do this.

The Army Corps of Engineers also sticks its nose into 'wetlands' property and any building near 'it'. And like with the EPA you have zero recourse except to comply. Hopefully at the beginning of your construction.

And that still costs the owner money for design changes. Not as much as these BS EPA 'fines', but it's still your money going out.

25 posted on 01/10/2012 5:28:21 AM PST by Condor51 (Yo Hoffa, so you want to 'take out conservatives'. Well okay Jr - I'm your Huckleberry)
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To: bruinbirdman

Looks more like a Carroll than a Carol.


26 posted on 01/10/2012 5:33:58 AM PST by RipSawyer (This does not end well!)
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To: TheZMan
My guess? Someone at the EPA wanted that property for themselves.

Or one of the neighbors had a friend at the EPA, and the neighbor wanted to keep the lot open without buying it.

27 posted on 01/10/2012 5:59:23 AM PST by Mannaggia l'America
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To: TheZMan

“Someone at the EPA wanted that property for themselves.”

Nope, this was extortion, plain and simple. It’s the same MO the neo-Nazis at EPA did in Rapanos v US. And yes, the pigs at EPA are Nazis.

Back in 2004, after the USSC ruled against the EPA pigs in Rapanos, Congress had a chance to investigate these Nazi pigs and throw them in prison. I would’ve hanged these EPA pigs for treason. The fact that Congress refuses to rein in these Nazi dogs at EPA tells you all you need to know about the criminal fascist syndicate occupying Washington.

Congress may have another two years to clean out the Washington criminal syndicate. After that, it will be cleaned out by the states and citizens on their own terms. And it will get very bad and ugly for the criminals in DC.


28 posted on 01/10/2012 6:52:39 AM PST by sergeantdave
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To: TheZMan
My guess? Someone at the EPA wanted that property for themselves.

We have a winner! Either someone in the EPS wanted the property or it was a friend or relative of an EPA goon who wanted the land.
29 posted on 01/10/2012 7:00:20 AM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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Rather than take how the media describes the oral argument session as gospel, you can read them yourself. The oral arguments are here : Supreme Court Oral Arguments. Sorry for linking to a PDF, but that's all that is at the court. I thought of converting it to HTML, but it's pretty long, and I don't really have the time for it right now.

I thought some of the cross was interesting, though any long-time court watcher will tell you that you can't necessarily discern how a Justice will vote based on questions made during orals. Several like to play devil's advocate. As usual, Thomas didn't ask any questions, as is generally his way. I've read that he considers orals to be more theater than substance.

30 posted on 01/10/2012 7:45:46 AM PST by zeugma (Those of us who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living.)
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31 posted on 01/10/2012 8:24:55 AM PST by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: DB

Congress made all of these departments so that regulations could be made to control the land and the congress didn’t have to answer to the people for it...they have clean hands when it comes to dictatorial “regulations”. Hey its not our fault its the EPA and they could pull them back but don’t cause they like the regulations...


32 posted on 01/10/2012 9:22:20 AM PST by goat granny
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To: Mannaggia l'America
Even On a much lower level of government, my girl friend has a farm and raises different kinds of farm animals, right now they have changed to Scottish Highland Cattle...but years back her husband brought some used well digging equipment and set it up and started to dig a new well himself...After the equipment came to the attention of the township, they came out and red tagged his equipment while he was a work...He removed the tagging and continued digging...He got a visit from the township in charge of permits and told him he had no permit to dig a well and he must stop, they red tagged it again...

He removed the tagging and continued to dig a new well...the next time the inspector came to tell him to stop he had a sidearm and stopped the guy at his property line and told him that if they trespassed again on his land without permission, he would meet them with the gun in his hand....It was his equipment and there was no well digger they could threaten with removal of license. He told them on his property he could do any Fu**ing thing he wanted and didn't need a permit to dig his own well..(I am using clean language here, leave it to your imagination what a pissed off farmer would say)

They left him alone to finish digging his own well. He is the type of guy I wouldn't want to be on the wrong side of and the inspector believed he would do what he said he would do....He is a quite bad ass from the soles of his feet to the top of his head....

A real sweet guy, this was about 20 years ago...I just got a email from her that her husband is ticked off that he cannot legally shoot his son-in-law. But he'd give you the shirt off his back if you needed it...

When I say he is a nice guy, I mean it, just don't send some dumb ass to tell him what he can and cannot do on his property. Townships are facists also.....

33 posted on 01/10/2012 10:08:32 AM PST by goat granny
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