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  • Utah Sen. Lee targeting powers of BLM, Forest Service ( Dan Love vs Cliven Bundy .. )

    05/21/2018 5:51:53 PM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    Deseret News ^ | May 21, 2018 | Amy Joi O'Donoghue
    Dan Love .. led Operation Cerberus ... Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, wants to rein in the law enforcement authority of the Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service and is crafting legislation he says will either restrict or abolish their authority. Lee said Monday he aims to hem in powers he says were never envisioned under the Federal Land Management Policy Act of 1976. "Our federal land management agencies have drifted far from their intended purposes.. The BLM has expanded its operations far from public lands." ... The senator added federal land agencies exercise police powers on private land...
  • Bureau of Land Management set to close 600 miles of Colorado roads

    09/29/2015 9:46:56 AM PDT · by george76 · 96 replies
    Watchdog ^ | September 25, 2015 | Marjorie Haun
    Despite a long process involving collaboration between local officials the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in Western Colorado, the federal land agency is proceeding with the closure of roads that have been traveled for 50 or more years. The road closures comprise a portion of the BLM’s Resource Management Plan (RMP) for Mesa County, of which, 73 percent is controlled by the federal government . ... public roads, used by off-roaders, hunters, farmers, ranchers and, during wildfire season, firefighting crews. ... Jody Green, a member of Public Lands Access Association and long-time activist working to preserve access into federally-managed lands,...
  • U.S. Forest Service barricades a forest road, destroys game trails in Idaho

    06/30/2016 11:10:33 AM PDT · by george76 · 33 replies
    Watchdog ^ | June 20, 2016 | Marjorie Haun
    The United States Forest Service severely damaged a forest road and trail in Northwestern Idaho earlier this month, raising serious questions about the agency’s ability to care for federally-managed lands. During the first weekend in June, several members of Northwestern Gold Prospectors Association (NWGPA) planned to attend a gathering to prospect private claims in the Bedrock Gulch and Eagle Creek areas. When the prospectors arrived, Forest Road 152 was blocked with cement barricades and hundreds of felled trees. ... Photographs from that day show large logs laid crosswise and laterally on the trail, covered with hundreds of large pine branches...
  • Indians say EPA trying to swindle them in mine spill

    08/12/2015 2:21:43 PM PDT · by george76 · 61 replies
    Washington Times ^ | August 12, 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    The EPA is trying to cheat Navajo Indians by getting them to sign away their rights to future claims from the agency’s Gold King Mine disaster, tribal officials charged Wednesday, adding more to the administration’s public relations problems over the spill that threatens critical Southwest waterways. EPA officials were going door-to-door asking Navajo, some of whom don’t speak English as their primary language, to sign a form that offers to pay damages incurred so far from the spill, but waiving the right to come back and ask for more if their costs escalate or if they discover bigger problems, ......
  • Telling On Themselves: Rural Cleansing in Idaho and Montana

    06/27/2015 9:55:40 PM PDT · by MarMema · 68 replies
    the daily herb ^ | june 2015 | poet herbalist
    I just love it when someone slips up, and tells us country folk what’s really being planned for us. Rural cleansing is the purposeful removal of rural citizens from the countryside and the relocation of rural populations into urban areas. Many public officials and media pundits scoff at the mere suggestion that rural cleansing is taking place, but the problem, you see, is that there are people who have inadvertently left tell-tale clues we can use to piece together things for ourselves. One of the most startling clues I’ve run across lately comes from a July 1, 1998 newspaper article...
  • ‘Expect To See A Band Of Soldiers’: Militia Members Arrive At Nevada Ranch

    04/10/2014 10:35:30 AM PDT · by bimboeruption · 393 replies
    CBS Las Vegas ^ | 4-10-2014 | Unknown to me
    The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that two militia members from Montana and one from Utah have arrived at Cliven Bundy’s ranch. “We need to be the barrier between the oppressed and the tyrants,” Ryan Payne of the West Mountain Rangers told the Review-Journal. “Expect to see a band of soldiers.” Payne said that militias from New Hampshire, Texas and Florida are likely to join and stand with Bundy and stay at his ranch. “They all tell me they are in the process of mobilizing as we speak,” Payne told the Review-Journal, adding that hundreds of militia members are expected. The...
  • Federal judge rules no off-road vehicles on Richfield BLM lands ( Utah )

    11/08/2013 6:00:04 PM PST · by george76 · 26 replies
    KSL Broadcasting ^ | November 5th, 2013 | Amy Joi O'Donoghue
    SALT LAKE CITY — A coalition of conservation groups is hailing a federal judge's ruling Monday to strike down portions of the Richfield Bureau of Land Management plan they said gave deference to off-road vehicles at the expense of the environment. "This landmark decision is a resounding rejection of the BLM’s mismanagement of Utah’s stunning public lands,” said Stephen Bloch, legal director for the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance. ... The Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance was among seven groups that filed a legal challenge to the Bush-era plans following their adoption in 2008, contending they imperiled pristine landscapes. The Richfield plan...
  • Mayor: Poor TN farming community will suffer if feds buy up land

    11/10/2013 7:57:13 PM PST · by george76 · 27 replies
    Tennessee Watchdog ^ | November 8, 2013 | Chris Butler
    Tennessee’s second poorest county will suffer even more if the federal government buys 120,000 acres of land in that area, near Memphis, all for the stated purpose of wildlife preservation, said that county’s mayor. Lauderdale County Mayor Rod Schuh told Tennessee Watchdog Friday that his county, while poor, relies on farming and agriculture as the primary drivers of its economy. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife’s plan to expand the Lower Hatchie National Wildlife Refuge, assuming it buys out as many properties as it can, will rob the county of its most valuable commodity, Schuh said. Primarily, almost 60 percent of...
  • The Doomsday Device Tax

    09/05/2012 10:05:03 AM PDT · by george76 · 4 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | August 9, 2012 | Patrick Howley
    New Mexico Dem Senate candidate Martin Heinrich misleads with defense of medical device tax. Democratic New Mexico congressman and U.S. Senate candidate Martin Heinrich defended his vote to uphold a job-killing provision of Obamacare on Tuesday, despite his previous acknowledgment that the provision would have negative economic consequences for his home state. ... Heinrich voted June 7 of this year to uphold the 2.3 percent excise tax on medical device manufacturers that will take effect next year under Obamacare ... The medical device tax is sure to be a hot topic in the New Mexico campaign. New Mexico is home...
  • N.M. Senate Race Ad: Heinrich Too Extreme ( Obamacare taxes )

    09/05/2012 9:41:14 AM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | Jul 24, 2012 | MICHAEL WARREN
    Republican Heather Wilson, a candidate for U.S. Senate in New Mexico, has a new ad criticizing her opponent, Democratic congressman Martin Heinrich, for voting twice for a medical device tax that Heinrich had noted himself would be bad for job creation. ... Wilson, a former member of the House, is running to replace retiring Democrat Jeff Bingaman in the Senate.
  • North Carolina man: I'm activist, not terrorist ( Rainforest Action Network )

    09/05/2012 6:39:56 PM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies
    ap ^ | September 5, 2012 | MITCH WEISS
    A Charlotte, N.C., man says he was arrested unfairly on a traffic violation because police were worried he would organize protests during the Democratic National Convention. ... Tyson's lawyer, Derek Fletcher, says a police report of the arrest claimed his client was on a terrorist watch list and should be held until the convention ends Thursday. Tyson says he's an activist with the Rainforest Action Network. He thinks he was targeted by police to stop him from organizing protests
  • The UN Plan For Human Settlements (Obama Plan)

    05/15/2010 7:56:54 PM PDT · by bronxville · 71 replies · 1,030+ views
    Berit Kjos ^ | ,June 1996 | Berit Kjos
    Bicycles instead of cars? Dense apartment clusters instead of single homes? Community rituals instead of churches? "Human rights" instead of religious freedom? The UN Conference on Human Settlements (Habitat II) which met June 3-14 [1996]in Istanbul, painted an alarming picture of the 21st century community. The American ways-free speech, individualism, travel, and Christianity-are out. A new set of economic, environmental, and social guidelines are in. Citizenship, democracy, and education have been redefined. Handpicked civil leaders will implement UN "laws", bypassing state and national representatives to work directly with the UN. And politically correct "tolerance"-meaning "the rejection of dogmatism and absolutism"...
  • Russia considers biggest population redistribution since Stalin

    Under the plans, which were leaked to the daily Vedomosti newspaper, the majority of Russia's 141 million-strong population would be concentrated in just twenty urban centres rather than sparsely spread out over one fifth of the earth's surface as is now the case. At the moment, ninety per cent of Russia's towns are relatively small with a population of 100,000 people or less, many of them in remote locations. The leaked plan said such places had "no future" and were not worth developing. Instead, it proposed relocating people to twenty giant agglomerations where Russia's main natural resources such as oil...
  • Agenda 21, Secular Humanism, and the Animalization of Americans

    09/18/2009 9:22:24 AM PDT · by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus · 701 replies · 7,918+ views
    Conservative Underground ^ | 15-Sep-2009 | Linda Kimball
    The murderous secular humanist religions of Communism and Nazism were spawned by the anti-God/utopian tradition of Revolutionary France. The Black Book of Communism, an 800- page compendium of the crimes of Communist regimes worldwide, graphically details the terror, torture, man-made famine, mass deportations, starvation, and massacres undertaken on behalf of revolutionary utopian ideals. The reality of Communism, which claimed to be an emissary of the Enlightenment, of universal brotherhood, and of happiness for all as envisioned by Gracchus Babeuf, turned out to be not only a sadistic engine for unimaginable evil but also the creator of hells on earth. The...
  • Report: 15 wolf packs breeding outside park ( Yellowstone )

    07/31/2009 6:31:37 PM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies · 1,428+ views
    Jackson Hole News ^ | July 31, 2009 | Angus M. Thuermer Jr
    Fifteen wolf packs have denned and produced pups in Wyoming outside Yellowstone National Park this year, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has reported. The federal agency, which announced it is continuing to monitor reproduction, did not say in its assessment how many pups might have been born to each pack. Yellowstone packs are raising litters without any apparent deleterious effects... Trappers are also working the Union Pass area near Dubois, where a calf was killed ... Last week, a yearling steer was killed by wolves
  • Don't let cat get your tongue: Report lion sightings in Upper(NJ)

    08/17/2006 5:02:01 AM PDT · by Marius3188 · 60 replies · 1,306+ views
    Press of Atlantic City ^ | 17 Aug 2006 | MICHAEL MILLER
    UPPER TOWNSHIP — The Township Committee is trying to determine whether mountain-lion sightings in the area are fact or phantom. Mayor Richard Palombo this week publicly urged residents who have seen a large cat — maybe a mountain lion or a big bobcat — to notify the township's animal-control officer. “At this point, we're making everyone alert about it. The animal-control officer is looking at it if anyone sees an animal,” the mayor said. Liam Hughes, who handles animal control in parts of Atlantic and Cape May counties, said there are no confirmed lion sightings. Nor could anyone find scat...
  • WHAT IS "GMUG" AND WHY IT MATTERS TO YOU

    10/05/2005 7:38:42 AM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies · 1,014+ views
    BLUERIBBON COALITION ^ | September 26 | Brian Hawthorne
    "GMUG" stands for the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests. Combined, they encompass some 2.9 million acres of National Forest lands in Central and Western Colorado. These three forests are home to some of the most outstanding recreational opportunity in the West. Right now, the forest's are revising their Forest Plans. These management plans provide broad guidance on what activities may or may not occur on these lands. The BlueRibbon Coalition (BRC), a national recreation advocacy group that champions recreational access and responsible use of public and private lands, is growing increasingly concerned about the influence several anti-access groups...
  • Historic America or "Communism lite"

    09/14/2005 7:57:45 PM PDT · by rsmoot · 22 replies · 775+ views
    Eco-Logic ^ | Sept 1, 2005 | Jan Michael Jacobson
    America is the greatest success story of any known society. Yet, nearly one man in two recently voted to destroy America. Some 47 percent of voters, and well over 90 percent of all educators, and virtually all bureaucrats, want to replace the historically proven success of America with the catastrophic failures of Socialism. Think about your neighbor – the "environmentalist" next door. Think about the multiplying swarms of agency employees, which you labor over five months of every year to support, with your taxes. They are working every day, using your money, to replace historic America with "Communism Lite." They...
  • U.N. Influence on Domestic Policy ( Long but worth the read )

    02/04/2002 4:08:03 PM PST · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 3 replies · 335+ views
    http://eco.freedom.org ^ | Monday,February 04,2002 | By Michael Coffman Ph.D., and Henry Lamb
    The United Nations now administers more than five hundred treaties, of which 175 treaties and protocols directly influence policies of the federal, state, and local government. These treaties and agreements often have noble goals and seem to address a real need within the global community. However, obscure or statist language inherent within the treaties often results in U.S. law, and subsequent regulations, that conflict with the principle of individual sovereignty interwoven into the Constitution of the United States (hereafter called the Constitution). An Example For instance, to meet the letter of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, the DOI had ...
  • So you're an environmentalist...

    05/31/2004 8:11:32 PM PDT · by TheBigB · 17 replies · 2,760+ views
    email | waaay back when | various
    "The right to have children should be a marketable commodity, bought and traded by individuals but absolutely limited by the state." - Kenneth Boulding, originator of the "Spaceship Earth" concept (as quoted by William Tucker in Progress and Privilege, 1982) "We have wished, we ecofreaks, for a disaster or for a social change to come and bomb us into Stone Age, where we might live like Indians in our valley, with our localism, our appropriate technology, our gardens, our homemade religion -- guilt-free at last!" -- Stewart Brand (writing in the Whole Earth Catalogue) "Free Enterprise really means rich people...