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  • Ebola Q&As on Transmission

    10/20/2014 12:13:15 PM PDT · 23 of 24
    marsh2 to Citizen Zed

    NBC cameraman Ashoka doesn’t know how he contracted the disease. He did not have direct contact with an infected person’s body fluid. He did, however, wash a car wearing some protective gear and speculates he might have gotten in second hand.

  • Nurses Union: Duncan Not Put In Isolation, Waste Piled Nearly Up to Ceiling

    10/15/2014 1:07:07 AM PDT · 90 of 134
    marsh2 to lee martell

    It was my understanding that hazardous waste is hauled out of state for disposal. That state’s Governor has issued an edict that they will not receive Ebola waste. Could be they have no place to incinerate it yet, but I don’t know if that is the cause of this or not.

  • Communists, Radicals Spotted Throughout Climate March in NYC Demanding ‘Revolution, Nothing Less’

    09/22/2014 12:54:45 AM PDT · 2 of 15
    marsh2 to 2ndDivisionVet

    Climate change, “sustainability” with a reduced standard of living for the peasants (read socialism,) is all part of the implementation of UN Agenda 21. It is SUCH a crisis that it DEMANDS the sacrifice of your property, liberty and local representation in favor of regionalism. Nasty stuff this and it has taken deep root in California.

  • Democrats to Pass Bill Overturning Hobby Lobby Decision (VIDEO)

    07/09/2014 12:53:20 PM PDT · 15 of 21
    marsh2 to driftdiver

    If the Supreme Court’s decision was based on the First Amendment’s prohibition that Congress shall make no law infringing upon the exercise of religious beliefs by Hobby Lobby’s owners, then it cannot now do exactly what is prohibited. Proves that the Democrats in Congress have no understanding of the Constitution and Bill of Rights and that their delegation of power from the people is limited to the powers enumerated in the Constitution and constrained by the Bill of Rights.

    First Amendment:
    “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof...”

  • Barack Obama’s Foreign Invasion Of U.S. About To Hit Critical Mass In California Community

    07/06/2014 9:18:40 PM PDT · 32 of 96
    marsh2 to Kevin in California

    I read two articles recently regarding this. One said that Burt Bundy was about to be held responsible for allowing armed militia to come on his property and confront federal LE. The second was that they were already setting up concrete barriers in Murietta so the Mexicans could be brought in and that armed SWAT teams will make sure protesters stay a distance away.

  • Water shortage could bring electricity grid failure

    07/06/2014 10:10:50 AM PDT · 11 of 13
    marsh2 to artichokegrower

    The tactic is to create regulatory scarcity so that we are driven to less consumptive life styles = sustainable communities. You know, like in pre WWI days when only the really wealthy could afford electricity and central heat.

  • CA Dems balk at Cap and Trade cost

    07/06/2014 10:01:02 AM PDT · 14 of 14
    marsh2 to artichokegrower

    Another tax that hits disproportionately hard on poor rural communities where 4 wheel drive or trucks are a lifesaving necessity, prices are already the highest in the nation and distances between towns are great.


    06/18/2014 8:00:52 PM PDT · 21 of 62
    marsh2 to kingattax

    yep, going to have to wait after the election in Nov. and the cleaning of the Senate

    Article 1, Section 3, clause 6: The Senate shall have the sole Power to try all Impeachments. When sitting for that Purpose, they shall be on Oath or Affirmation. When the President of the United States is tried, the Chief Justice shall preside: And no Person shall be convicted without the Concurrence of two thirds of the Members present.

    7: Judgment in Cases of impeachment shall not extend further than to removal from Office, and disqualification to hold and enjoy any Office of honor, Trust or Profit under the United States: but the Party convicted shall nevertheless be liable and subject to Indictment, Trial, Judgment and Punishment, according to Law.

  • Iceland Snubbed Over Whaling

    06/17/2014 8:27:37 PM PDT · 20 of 35
    marsh2 to Leifur

    I was a Navy wife stationed in Keflavik in the 1970s. We even lived off base for a while and the local people were always so friendly to us, but you couldn’t wear a uniform into Reykjavik as they are a socialist country. This was during the Viet Nam era and the base was vital to Cold War intelligence. Iceland was a respected ally.

    We visit the whaling station north of Reykjavik. It was fascinating to watch them bring in and process the whales on the cutting floor. (Although really smelly.) They would have a ship with a harpoon on its prow and would tie a whale to each side (If lucky. Usually got only one.) Usually they were baleen whales.

    I always thought the sad part was that most of the meat supposedly went to English dog food. Perhaps they wouldn’t whale if there wasn’t a market.

  • We Are So Not Prepared For Another Oil Shock

    06/17/2014 7:59:19 PM PDT · 9 of 19
    marsh2 to bicyclerepair

    Wait until the heating oil crisis this winter. That, coupled with the EPA coal plant regulations will have a lot of folks in the north shivering.

    The drought has already helped food prices climb - assisted by the manmade drought associated with the delta smelt, SONCC coho and other protected fish species. The cost of trucking/distribution will see prices climb even higher.

    Will it challenge the wisdom of these draconian environmental regulations? Not on your life.

  • Why I'll never go back to California

    06/15/2014 9:39:00 AM PDT · 75 of 104
    marsh2 to ExCTCitizen

    Mt Shasta is very liberal. It is an Agenda 21 transitional community. It is like Ashland OR south.

  • Girl scarred by pit bull attack asked to leave restaurant

    06/15/2014 9:26:16 AM PDT · 66 of 158
    marsh2 to Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

    I had a rescue dog I adopted that was part pit bull. He was fine for about two years and then snapped. First he started to growl when I would reach down to take his food bowl to fill it. Then he turned on my other dog and ripped his leg to bits. Cost me close to a thousand dollars to reconstruct the leg. The pit bull was gone within the week. Only dog I ever put down. Will never have another pit bull ever.

  • What can you tell me about a conservation easement?

    06/02/2014 9:50:07 PM PDT · 35 of 45
    marsh2 to lyby
  • Clinton wants 'mass movement' on climate change

    03/22/2014 7:40:41 PM PDT · 47 of 108
    marsh2 to NormsRevenge

    Don’t they understand that we are tired of being forced to live someone else’s agenda?

  • Climate Scientist: Liberals Will Use Carbon Tax to Make Government Bigger

    03/13/2014 9:15:00 PM PDT · 37 of 40
    marsh2 to Olog-hai

    Ahh but many brokers (and Al gore and friends) will make money hands over fist in the trading scheme regardless of where the price of the credit is diverted. Jerry Brown wants it to go into the state budget. Then it can go to feed climate change/smart growth/sustainable development/green interest groups and consultants.

  • Obama's Anti-Second Amendment Nominee For Surgeon General: Guns Are a Healthcare Issue

    03/12/2014 2:21:06 AM PDT · 35 of 45
    marsh2 to 2ndDivisionVet

    How can he take the oath of office if he intends to subvert second amendment rights from the get go?

  • Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Nationalized, Shareholders Lost Billions

    03/12/2014 2:18:49 AM PDT · 8 of 15
    marsh2 to jyro

    So what happens to their assets? My mortgage was sold to one of them years ago and I have been paying payments to a bank that services the account for them.

  • Fiscal Conservatives and Libertarians Should Unite with Social Conservatives

    03/12/2014 2:12:46 AM PDT · 8 of 14
    marsh2 to Moseley

    The three groups have certain beliefs in common: limited government (oh woops except for constraining individual liberty when it conflicts with one group’s social values); lower taxes (except when it suits some of one group’s belief in social philanthropy ); and a reduction in regulations (oh except when that one group wants to impose its family values on everyone else.)

    By all means let’s use the ideological beliefs of that one group as the underlying common denominator for unifying the three groups under the Republican party. That has worked sooo well in the past.

  • Tea Party struggles to regain political traction

    03/06/2014 4:42:44 PM PST · 29 of 39
    marsh2 to Jack Hydrazine

    If the Republicans ever realize that their base is largely libertarian/conservative (small government, protection for individual liberties and lower taxes) the party might rise from the ashes in a major way.

    Push out the progressives and the old country club guard and convince the Christian “Conservatives” that we don’t need to establish a theocracy to enforce their Biblical vision and we might just have a viable party.

  • The Costs of the Environmentalism Cult: Nature will kill you

    02/11/2014 7:51:27 AM PST · 9 of 13
    marsh2 to Sherman Logan

    Is that applied water or consumed water? The only water crops consume is that which is transpired from the plant. Of the amount diverted or applied for irrigation, some is evaporated, some recharges the aquifer and some may runoff overland to the nearest waterbody. (The portion to the aquifer just takes a bit longer to move underground in the spaces between clay or sand particles to that waterbody.

    Most people who decry the amount diverted or applied for irrigation don’t realize that what is actually consumed is a small portion of the water cycle.

  • National Cathedral Seeks to Boost Profile, Coffers

    02/02/2014 8:16:15 PM PST · 3 of 9
    marsh2 to icwhatudo

    Come on now, my grandfather was an Episcopalian minister who was on the committee that built the cathedral. I don’t consider him wacky.

  • Ontario rights chief defends man’s ‘right’ to be nude in women’s change rooms

    02/01/2014 11:25:24 PM PST · 12 of 57
    marsh2 to Morgana

    “It begs the question: If a transgendered woman with a penis busts a female Islamic swim class in downtown Toronto, whose human rights take precedence?”

    According to my bi-annual sexual harassment class, the transgendered person has the superior rights. If you have religious objections, they don’t count.

    I think the larger issue is cultural. Do we still protect our female children and adults from unwanted exposure to male genitalia? Do we still promote the concept of modesty in not exposing female private areas to non-females? I sure as heck don’t want my granddaughter exposed to this.

  • Are Government Bureaucrats Corrupt and Dishonest?

    01/26/2014 11:17:34 AM PST · 21 of 28
    marsh2 to Kaslin

    I have worked closely with state and federal agencies for more than 20 years. Many of them are ideologues, particularly of the environmental or progressive persuasion. In their minds, the ends justify the means.

  • Is mathematics an effective way to describe the world?

    01/26/2014 11:13:29 AM PST · 21 of 27
    marsh2 to onedoug

    No, music is - that is mathematics + the emotion - the experiential world as seen through the prism of the ego

  • Liberal Icon Urges Impeachment: Obama 'The Most Destructive, Dangerous President We've Ever Had'

    01/26/2014 11:07:36 AM PST · 39 of 80
    marsh2 to lbryce

    We need a party that folds conservatives, libertarians and independents into one. Platforms would be limited government, fiscal responsibility and policies that promote small business and economic recovery.

  • White House’s Pfeiffer: Obama ready to take action with or without GOP

    01/26/2014 10:59:12 AM PST · 20 of 45
    marsh2 to onona

    Sounds to me like the Republican delegation en masse needs to stand up and turn its back on the President or walk out.

  • Video: 'Penguin Dance' Snowballs Into Family Fight at Wedding

    01/26/2014 10:56:20 AM PST · 6 of 25
    marsh2 to eCSMaster

    It seems so strange watching grown men, Muslim men, in a Conga line doing the bunny hop.

  • Chuck Schumer Calls For The IRS To Stop The Tea Party

    01/25/2014 11:37:21 AM PST · 30 of 59
    marsh2 to raptor22

    Glaring example of corrupt abuse of power.

  • Have You Seen the Tacky Hip-Hop Uniforms Team USA has been Saddled with at Sochi 2014?

    01/23/2014 9:29:47 AM PST · 33 of 64
    marsh2 to Reaganite Republican

    It is categorically inappropriate for a standard uniform that is to be worn by athletes representing the United States to promote the brand name of a commercial business. To make it even worse, the brand is very large and prominently displayed. In the pullover sweater it is the focal point of the design.

  • Ballsy Sheriff Slays Dictatorship In Jackson County FEDS will never disarm Americans in this county

    01/20/2014 11:39:11 AM PST · 16 of 19
    marsh2 to lowbridge

    There are Jackson counties in many states. Would have been nice to clarify which state this was in sooner.

  • Probe Finds White House Wanted to Make Sequestration as ‘Painful as Possible’ for Rural Schools

    01/15/2014 2:57:36 PM PST · 71 of 76
    marsh2 to HiTech RedNeck

    Example of Impact to Siskiyou County, CA, which has a population of only 45,000 with 1361.64 miles of county roads and 175 bridges to maintain over an area Of 6,300 square miles.

    Current budget $10,000,000 a year, of which about $2.5 million comes from Secure Rural Schools when Congress authorizes it. (Keep in mind it takes about $1 million a mile to create a road.) About $6 million of this is salary and benefits, leaving about $4 million for equipment and materials. This is WITH SRS payments. Also keep in mind that without SRS payments, the bulk of money for roads comes from gas taxes and a formula for divvying that out across the state. Without SRS payments, it is estimated that half of the road Dept. personnel will need to be laid off.

    Even with SRS, you are talking very inadequate funding to the point of threatening public health and safety.

    With demonizing comments like yours, it is no wonder there is a growing divide between rural and urban, with animosity steadily growing.

  • Probe Finds White House Wanted to Make Sequestration as ‘Painful as Possible’ for Rural Schools

    01/15/2014 2:41:02 AM PST · 59 of 76
    marsh2 to HiTech RedNeck

    It is not so strange. When the federal government reserved forests from the action of the homestead laws, they decimated the tax base for rural forested communities. These isolated communities could not expand to support services and local individuals could not privately develop the natural resources and contribute to the local economy. A bad situation from the get go.

    In the 1920s, Congress wisely recognized this and came up with a formula where a percentage of the profit from logging and grazing and other uses on the National Forest (U.S. Dept. of Ag) would go to forest counties for roads and schools.

    When the northern spotted owl and associated old growth ecosystem flora and fauna was listed under the Endangered Species Act, harvest stopped and so did the revenue from logging on National Forests. The money comprised as much as half of forest county school and road budgets. There was a crisis. So Congress developed a replacement formula to bridge the gap until logging would once again be possible. Of course that never happened.

    The easterners in Congress called it rural county welfare and have cut it dramatically, saying that counties needed to be weaned off. This was unrealistic since the basic structural issues of having up to 90% of a county removed from the tax roles remained.

    In order to get more recent iterations passed, mid-west, southern and eastern counties had to be brought in to get the votes, even if they were never effected by the spotted owl.

  • Rick Santorum warns fellow Republicans: ‘We live in a bubble’

    01/11/2014 11:16:18 AM PST · 50 of 156
    marsh2 to Drew68

    Republicans are losing their conservative base. Second time in the past couple of days that I saw a Republican say he was registering as an independent.

  • Skeleton of 2,000-year-old woman unearthed in Davie (Florida)

    01/09/2014 9:54:20 PM PST · 17 of 35
    marsh2 to ETL

    I understand respect for remains but those that pre-date recorded history are part of the common heritage of all of us. We will never understand our roots as a species, the evolution of DNA, illness and disease without scientific access to these ancient findings. Burying the body without analysis robs us all of this important information. Remember that populations of pre-historic man were not that large. One skeleton could give us a lot of information.

  • Dell Inspiron 11.6 vs Lenovo IdeaPad W210 (Windows 8)

    01/09/2014 9:44:54 PM PST · 28 of 55
    marsh2 to This Just In

    I got a Dell Inspiron 17R and a Venue 8 pad after Thanksgiving. Waited in the box a couple of weeks before I set it up. Within a week the Inspiron had to have its hard disk replaced. The Venue8 went out a week later when it would no longer power up or take a charge. They are replacing it but not my data.

    I have a Dell at work but no more purchasing of Dell for me

  • (Effin') Kerry Quietly Makes Priority of Climate Pact

    01/02/2014 5:33:32 PM PST · 4 of 14
    marsh2 to Libloather

    Climate Change is the foil that creates a crisis which “justifies”: (1) transfer of wealth to the wealthy through ecosystem services schemes like cap and trade; (2) The elimination of private property rights and the transfer of control to bureaucracies; (3) the herding of people into stack and pack “sustainable living” areas; (4) the elimination of local government and replacement with unelected bureaucratic control; (5)the unleashing of a flood of new regulations to control our every action or contemplated action; and the ushering in of global government controlled by the uber-wealthy.

  • Study Finds Medicaid Expansion Drove up ER Visits

    01/02/2014 5:20:27 PM PST · 14 of 18
    marsh2 to Lorianne

    establish an immediate care office associated with the hospital. Triage patients and divert to appropriate level of care.

  • MSNBC Sunday Panel Slaughters Romney 'Black Sheep'

    01/01/2014 1:00:41 PM PST · 18 of 37
    marsh2 to gooblah

    An article written my a VERY liberal local man. I work with his wife on occasion. This couple made a commitment to inter-racial adoption through sincerely held beliefs. I see no reason why the Romney children should be questioned about their sincerity just because they are conservative.

    Voyage From Ethiopia: A Dad’s Perspective on International Adoption

  • Sweyn Forkbeard: England's forgotten Viking king

    01/01/2014 12:27:10 PM PST · 31 of 31
    marsh2 to SunkenCiv

    I believe that the Viking/Germanic law had a great impact on resultant Manorial law which gave us trial by jury, notions of trespass and tort and individual rights defined in physical, psychological and property. It also recognized a natural law right to secure rights against aggression.

    In addition, King Cnut withdrew certain lands from free common access and reserved them for his own use, maintaining them primarily for exclusive royal hunting purposes or “chases.” In later reigns, it became a practice for kings to “forest” occupied areas by virtue of “sovereign ownership” of all land. At one time, it has been estimated that almost one-third of the country had been converted into “royal forest.” by royal proclamation.

    The Latin term “foris” actually referred to exclusion from the application of the ordinary law and not to a wooded land. A separate system of “Forest Laws” and enforcement mechanisms were introduced by the Normans. That has transferred in America into our National Forests.

    The harshness of the forest laws and the enlargement of “forested” areas became one of the issues dealt with in the Magna Carta (Parva Carta.) Seems we have not learned from history.

  • A Parent Was Worried About How the Dog Would React to Newborn Baby

    12/28/2013 2:05:30 PM PST · 22 of 31
    marsh2 to Silentgypsy

    Long ago I paid medical claims for a living. I had several claims where children were bitten in the face and hands from protecting their face. It always ticked me off when the same family would have a second bite down the line. If it had been my dog, it would have been immediately put to sleep.

  • Something Called "The Object" Stops World's Largest Tunneling Machine

    12/26/2013 6:28:54 PM PST · 75 of 205
    marsh2 to Windflier

    It is the keystone that keeps the Cascadia Subduction Zone from slipping rapidly...well, it would make a good disaster movie

  • Obamacare's winners and losers in Bay Area

    10/07/2013 11:01:00 AM PDT · 23 of 28
    marsh2 to catnipman

    That is incorrect information. If you don’t enroll during the enrollment period, you are SOOL.

  • Obamacare or the Debt Ceiling

    10/07/2013 10:51:18 AM PDT · 5 of 6
    marsh2 to JSDude1

    There is enough revenue to service the debt. That is a false threat. The basic problem is that the federal government is spending far more than it receives in revenue. Until it trims to reality, it will continue to borrow more and more. Talk about unsustainable!

    If the budget is not cut, then we are facing the inevitable specter of the collapse of the value of the dollar. The bubble will break. We need to take steps to reduce the size the bubble before it does. There is no other option in reality.

  • The map that shows where America came from: ...the ancestry of EVERY county in the US

    09/29/2013 11:50:09 AM PDT · 36 of 185
    marsh2 to Rusty0604

    They must have calculated this by last name. I don’t see how they can categorize people as “German.” Ok, I have Germans in my ancestry, but also have Scots-Irish, Scottish, Welsh, English, Bavarian. My grandkids have all that plus Portuguese, Algerian, Serbian and Czech.

    I don’t think the European get how mixed we are. My granddaughter’s kindergarten has a large proportion of mixed race kids. That is why we are more “American” as a people than anything else.

  • Math Explains History: Simulation Accurately Captures the Evolution of Ancient Complex Societies

    09/28/2013 1:35:24 PM PDT · 19 of 22
    marsh2 to SunkenCiv

    Makes sense. Command and control ICS/NIMS - span of command - separation of functions into operations, planning, logistics, financing all those top down basic organizational models that fit the military and emergency response are the foundational blocks for effectively mobilizing a society to accomplish something together.

  • 76% of GOP now 'conservative,' pick Cruz for 2016 nomination

    09/28/2013 1:20:05 PM PDT · 24 of 79
    marsh2 to Gaffer

    a lot of libertarian leaning Republican and Independents who don’t want to be identified with the RHINO party or the Christian conservatives.

  • Northern California County Board Votes For Secession From State

    09/25/2013 4:42:17 PM PDT · 17 of 17
    marsh2 to kevcol

    Modoc County voted yesterday 4-0 to join Siskiyou in the creation of a new state. I understand that it is on Butte County’s agenda next.

  • Town hall meeting Friday challenges federal land ownership

    09/11/2013 1:26:36 PM PDT · 58 of 59
    marsh2 to Hildy

    I have worked with Ken Ivory and have sent him some of my research. He and I differ in opinion regarding enabling acts.

    Sept 9, 1850 Act for Admission of CA into the Union
    Sec. 3. “And be it further enacted, That the said State of California is admitted into the Union upon the express condition that the people of said State, through their legislature or otherwise, [b]shall never interfere with the primary disposal of the public lands within its limits, and shall pass no law and do no act whereby the title of the United States to, and right to dispose of, the same shall be impaired or questioned;[/b] and that they shall never lay any tax or assessment of any description whatsoever upon the public domain of the United States...”

    This had to do with the federal governments primary authority to issue land patents - a tribunal judgment that there were no tribal or international treaty obligations tied to the lands and that the claimant had perfected possessory title according to homesteading laws. The federal government held original “title” only as a ministerial function and breached its fiduciary duty to the people of the western states for reserving lands in federal ownership.

    The Enabling Act language did not create that broad unconstitutional right and would not have been binding on a new state legislature if it had, even though it has been used to anchor federal land rights for more than a century.

    As stated by Justice Field in Escanaba & Lake Michigan Transp. Co. v. City of Chicago, 107 U.S. 678 (1883):

    “...although the act of April 18, 1818, enabling the people of Illinois territory to form a constitution and state government, and the act of August 26th, following, admitting the state into the Union, refer to the principles of the [Northwest] ordinance according to which the constitution was to be formed,-its provisions could not control the authority and powers of the state after her admission. Whatever the limitation upon her powers as a government while in a territorial condition, whether from the ordinance of 1787 or the legislation of congress, it ceased to have any operative force, except as voluntarily adopted by her after she became a state of the Union. On her admission she at once became entitled to and possessed of all the rights of dominion and sovereignty which belonged to the original states. She was admitted, and could be admitted, only on the same footing with them. The language of the act of admission is, ‘on an equal footing with the original states in all respects whatever.’ 3 St. 536. Equality of constitutional right and power is the condition of all the states of the Union, old and new....”

    Coyle v. Smith, 221 U.S. 559 (1911):

    “...terms and conditions... in enabling acts, by which the new state disclaimed title to the public lands, and stipulated that such lands should remain subject to the sole disposition of the United States, and for their exemption from taxation, and that its navigable waters should forever remain open and free, etc. Such stipulations, as we shall see, being within the sphere of congressional power, can derive no force from the consent of the state. Like stipulations, as well as others in respect to the control of the United States of the large Indian reservations and Indian population of the new state, are found in the Oklahoma enabling acts. Whatever force such provisions have after the admission of the state may be attributed to the power of Congress over the subjects, derived from other provisions of the Constitution, rather than from any consent by or compact with the state.

    “So far as this court has found occasion to advert to the effect of enabling acts as affirmative legislation affecting the power of new states after admission, there is to be found no sanction for the contention that any state may be deprived of any of the power constitutionally possessed by other states, as states, by reason of the terms in which the acts admitting them to the Union have been framed.”

    ...”It may well happen that Congress should embrace in an enactment introducing a new state into the Union legislation intended as a regulation of commerce among the states, or with Indian tribes situated within the limits of such new state, or regulations touching the sole care and disposition of the public lands or reservations therein, which might be upheld as legislation within the sphere of the plain power of Congress. But in every such case such legislation would derive its force not from any agreement or compact with the proposed new state, nor by reason of its acceptance of such enactment as a term of admission, but solely because the power of Congress extended to the subject, and therefore would not operate to restrict the state’s legislative power in respect of any matter which was not plainly within the regulating power of Congress. Willamette Iron Bridge Co. v. Hatch, 125 U.S. 1, 9, 31 S. L. ed. 629, 632, 8 Sup. Ct. Rep. 811; Pollard v. Hagan, supra.”

    BTW, other than Indian reservation and discrete enclaves, Alaska is the only state I know of where the feds actually reserved land into their continued ownership after statehood.

  • Town hall meeting Friday challenges federal land ownership

    09/11/2013 12:59:21 PM PDT · 57 of 59
    marsh2 to little jeremiah

    U.S. Constitution: Article 1, Section 8 powers:
    “To exercise [b]exclusive Legislation[/b] in all Cases whatsoever, over such District (not exceeding ten Miles square) as may, by Cession of particular States, and the Acceptance of Congress, become the Seat of the Government of the United States, and to exercise like Authority over all Places purchased by the Consent of the Legislature of the State in which the Same shall be, for the Erection of Forts, Magazines, Arsenals, dock-Yards, and other needful Buildings;” is the exclusive power that the feds have over federal enclaves. Public lands are NOT federal enclaves.

    “The words ‘public lands’ are habitually used in our legislation to describe such as are subject to sale or other disposal under general laws.” Newhall v. Sanger, 92 U.S. 761; See also Leavenworth, etc., R. Co. v. U. S., Id. 733; Doolan v. Carr, 125 U.S. 618, 8 Sup. Ct. 1228.

    However, in 1976, Congress passed FLPMA (Federal Land Policy and Management Act- BLM Organic Act, P.L. 94-579) (90 Stat. 2743, codified at 43 U.S.C. 1701.) It states:
    “The Congress declares that it is the policy of the United States that the public lands be retained in federal ownership.”

    The jurisdiction the feds have over reserved lands withdrawn from the homesteading or disposal process is covered under Article 4 Section 3: “The Congress shall have Power to dispose of and make all needful Rules and Regulations respecting the Territory or other Property [b]belonging to the United States;[/b] and nothing in this Constitution shall be so construed as to Prejudice any Claims of the United States, or of any particular State.”

    This is not “exclusive” legislative jurisdiction and is jointly held with state jurisdiction. See [u]Jurisdiction Over Federal Areas Within the States, Report of the Interdepartmental Committee for the Study of Jurisdiction Over Federal Areas Within the States “

    For instance:
    Regarding the reservation of lands subsequent to Statehood, in Friedman v. Goodwin, (CC.1856) Fed. Cas. No. 5, 119, 1 McAll. 142, the court decided:

    “On the cession of [Mexican] California to the United States, all the public lands therein became the property of the United States. On her admission to the Union, she became the owner of all the public land not disposed of by law of congress.”

    After extensive lobbying by John Muir, Yosemite was designated a National Park in 1891. However, in order to vest exclusive jurisdiction and ownership in regard to these lands in the United States, it was necessary for the California Legislature to approve a deed of cession for Yosemite to the U.S in St. 1891, p. 262 as follows:

    “The State of California hereby cedes to the United States of America exclusive jurisdiction over such place or parcel of land as may have been or may be hereafter ceded or conveyed to the United States...”

  • McCain: Obama should weigh bombing Syria without congressional approval

    09/11/2013 10:38:04 AM PDT · 67 of 95
    marsh2 to d-back

    As Judge Nepolitano states, this would be an international war crime because the UN hasn’t sanctioned the action as a punitive measure against the use of chemical weapons. It is also unconstitutional and an impeachable offense.