Classic Country Song of the Day:Vern Gosdin – Chiseled In Stone

Probably THE greatest (at least in the top three) country song ever written. Thank your lucky stars. (Skip the ad) — jtl, 419

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Capitalism Makes Us More Humane

Socialism (and socialists) are totally beyond my comprehension. How much proof (how many times does it have to fail) do they need to change their minds? I suppose that is why we call them libtards. — jtl, 419

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At the core of this difference between conditions for domestic animals in the US and Venezuela is this: market-oriented (i.e., capitalist) societies can afford to treat their animals better: they can afford to build animal shelters, to package food expressly made for pets, and to put stray animals down humanely.
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 In the midst of high winds and flooding as a result of Hurricane Florence, we hear of a truck driver who saved 53 dogs and 11 cats from flood waters. And then there is the case of a woman who saved 18 dogs from a flooded The Essence of Liberty: Volume II: The Economics of Liberty (Volume 2) house and its fenced in pen.

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Wyoming officials kill 2 grizzly bears who mauled hunter to death

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Sept. 17 (UPI) — Two grizzly bears in Wyoming were euthanized after they allegedly mauled a hunting guide to death, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department announced on Sunday.

The WGFD said the grizzlies — a mother and a cub — mauled hunting guide Mark Uptain on Friday in the state’s Terrace Mountain area. Uptain was with a client, Corey Chubon of Florida, who was injured but  able to escape the grizzly encounter.

Planned Grazing: A Study Guide and Reference ManualChubon, who was airlifted out of the area with chest and arm injuries, told authorities he wasn’t able to fire a handgun he had in his possession but tossed it to Uptain before he escaped, the Jackson Hole Daily reported.

Officials said the two men were attacked while they were field dressing an elk they shot the day before but weren’t able to locate until Friday.

The WGFD then set traps for the bears near the elk carcass and were able to kill them on Sunday.

The Essence of Liberty: Volume I: Liberty and History: The Rise and Fall of the Noble Experiment with Constitutionally Limited Government (Liberty and ... Limited Government) (Volume 1)  The Essence of Liberty: Volume II: The Economics of Liberty (Volume 2) The Essence of Liberty: Volume III: A Universal Philosophy of Political Economy (Liberty: A Universal Political Ethic) (Volume 3)“We killed two grizzly bears up there a little bit ago, and we have every reason to believe they are the offending bears,” said WGFD Jackson Regional Supervisor Brad Hovinga. “They fit the description.”

Uptain’s death came less than two weeks after a federal judge put a temporary block on the opening of grizzly hunting season in Wyoming and Idaho, which had been scheduled to begin just days before this attack.

Combat Shooter's Handbook Reconnaissance Marine MCI 03.32f: Marine Corps Institute The Betrayed: On Warriors, Cowboys and Other MisfitsUptain was a married father of five.

“He was doing one of activities he had extreme passion for,” a friend wrote on a GoFundMe page created for Uptain’s family. “An experienced hunting guide in the backcountry of Wyoming.”

 

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Classic Country Song for the Day: Ray Price — You Took Her Off My Hands (Now Please Take Her Off My Mind

Ya’ll enjoy the song and make yourself a great day. — jtl, 419

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Interior’s Sue and Settle Order Exposes Secret Settlements with Activists

The FedGov thieves and extortionists have been getting by with this scam for decades. Maybe, just maybe, we will see an end to it. — jtl, 419
From the Farm Bureau

Activists have grown rich by suing the government and reaping billions of taxpayers’ dollars – and all in secret. The U.S. Department of Interior, however, has issued an order to curb this abuse of basic, democratic processes and to open backroom deals to public scrutiny. The American Farm Bureau Federation applauds this overdue action.

Interior alone paid out more than $4.4 billion in monetary awards under terms of 460 settlement agreements and consent decrees between Jan. 1, 2012, and Jan. 19, 2017. In other words, Interior paid out an average of more than $800 million a year while keeping key aspects of litigation secret.

It’s easy to see why so many outside observers fear an unaccountable bureaucracy cutting deals with activists.“The Department of Interior is shining light on a corner of government most people don’t even know exists,” AFBF General Counsel Ellen Steen said. “Basic transparency demands that citizens know what their government is doing. When activists sue, they can tie up the government with dozens of frivolous claims but still recover attorneys’ fees if a judge upholds even one, solitary claim.

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Environmental & Natural Resource Economics: The Austrian ViewIn return, he/she takes care of the logistics involved in putting on the event. This includes arranging for the venue, booking a block of rooms for lodging, arranging for meals (if any), putting out the advertising, setting and collecting the fees and so forth.

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Open Borders Are an Assault on Private Property

And that is exactly what is being done to the White Western European all over the world. And when the project is complete, they will go back to digging tubers out of the ground with a pointed stick. — jtl, 419

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He noted, for instance, the large number of ethnic Russians whom Stalin settled in Estonia. This was not done so that Baltic people could enjoy the fruits of diversity. It never is. It was done in an attempt to destroy an existing culture, and in the process to make a people more docile and less likely to cause problems for the Soviet empire.
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And that is exactly what is being done to the White Western European all over the world. And when the project is complete, they will go back to digging tubers out of the ground with a pointed stick. — jtl, 419
By Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr. via LewRockwell.com

The Essence of Liberty: Volume II: The Economics of Liberty (Volume 2)Whether we’re talking about illegal immigration from Mexico and Central America, or birthright citizenship, or the migrants coming from the Middle East and Africa, the subject of immigration has been in the news and widely discussed for months now…

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What I Don’t Like About Life in Post-9/11 America

It’s time boys! All Trump has done is kick the can down the road. As soon as they get rid of him (and they will by hook or crook) we will go right back to Bareback Yomama 2.0. — jtl, 419

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The citizenry’s unquestioning acquiescence to anything the government wants to do in exchange for the phantom promise of safety and security has resulted in a society where the nation is being locked down into a militarized, mechanized, hypersensitive, legalistic, self-righteous, goose-stepping antithesis of every principle upon which this nation was founded…This is not freedom…This is a jail cell.

The Betrayed: On Warriors, Cowboys and Other MisfitsIt’s time boys! All Trump has done is kick the can down the road. As soon as they get rid of him (and they will by hook or crook) we will go right back to Bareback Yomama 2.0.  — jtl, 419

By John W. Whitehead via Activist Post

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“A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government.”―Edward Abbey, American author

Combat Shooter's HandbookLife in a post-9/11 America increasingly feels like an endless free fall down a rabbit hole into a terrifying, dystopian alternative reality in which…

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CONSERVATIVES FOR RESPONSIBLE STEWARDSHIP: Our Petition to Restore Multiple-Use Management

I find nothing “conservative” about this release or the petition. Both presume the federal government should own and manage nearly one-third of the lands in the U.S. I don’t see how anyone interested in limited government can support this view. — Frank DuBois

As a matter of fact, government can not ethically “own” anything because everything it possesses was taken from someone at the point of a gun. — jtl, 419

On September 5, CRS petitioned Secretary of the Interior Zinke to temporarily withdraw approximately 117,000 acres of public lands in Colorado, Montana, Nevada, Utah, and Wyoming from oil and gas leasing.  Over the past year-and-a-half, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has unsuccessfully tried to sell oil and gas leases on all of these lands.  It is now time to take a step back and reexamine whether other uses of these lands, such as hunting and fishing, safeguarding drinking water, and recreation, should take precedence.

“Responsible stewardship and multiple use are conservative principles that have guided America’s public land management for more than a century. The Trump administration has turned this tried and true approach on its head, threatening the public access, resource quality, and diverse revenue stream that western communities depend on,” said CRS president David Jenkins.

The parcels included in our petition include critical habitat for big game and other wildlife, migration corridors, trout streams, popular outdoor recreation areas, important drinking water sources, and significant historic sites. Many of these parcels were leased over objections by state and local agencies that understand the true values of these lands. link

 

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Lincoln as He Really Was

The most lied about part of American history. — jtl, 419

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The Lincoln myth is thus the ideological cornerstone of the global American empire, and has been for generations.
The most lied about part of American history. — jtl, 419

The following is the foreword that I have written for the outstanding new piece of Lincoln scholarship, Lincoln as He Really Was, by Charles T. Pace.

Despite the fact that there are well over 10,000 books in print about Abraham Lincoln it is almost impossible for the average American – or anyone else – to know the truth about the real Lincoln.  Having given hundreds of public presentations, appeared on dozens of radio talk shows (including the Rush Limbaugh Radio Show), and participated in numerous debates on the subject of Lincoln, I have learned that the average American knows nothing at all about the man except for the few slogans and platitudes that we are…

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Moving the swamp to the West and possible CEQ revisions

Somewhere in the West, a chamber of commerce would benefit from the relocation of these headquarters. An urban area will welcome the federal employees and the additional spending they will bring. In the rural areas, where these lands and their users actually exist, little will have changed.
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Well, what should we expect? After all, a government job is a government job. — jtl, 419

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Zinke’s folly

Planned Grazing: A Study Guide and Reference ManualOn July 21 in Denver, Secretary of Interior Zinke briefed a group of United States Geological Survey senior executives on his reorganization proposal. Zinke said he probably planned to move the headquarters of the BLM, the USFWS and the Bureau of Reclamation to Denver, based on notes taken by the senior executives and obtained by E&E news. The following is based on those notes.

There are some good thoughts here by Zinke.

Environmental & Natural Resource Economics: The Austrian ViewIt included discussion of the secretary’s desire to shift more department resources and personnel from Washington to field offices across the country and empower front-line employees with more decisionmaking authority.

I have no quarrel with shifting resources and personnel out of DC and I agree with giving front-line employees more decisonmaking authority. The latter was one of our many accomplishments during the Reagan administration. Both can be accomplished under current authorities and do not require a major reorganization including establishing different zones for ecosystem management.

Combat Shooter's Handbook Reconnaissance Marine MCI 03.32f: Marine Corps Institute The Betrayed: On Warriors, Cowboys and Other Misfits“Zinke believes the DOI organization is an upside-down pyramid — there are too many high-graded employees,” the notes said. “There needs to be more lower grades, and they need to be in the field. Example, when a GS-14 retires, we should hire a GS-6 or 9.”

What Zinke says here is true of many federal agencies, including the Dept. of Interior. Taking action to remedy this is an excellent goal, but again, can be accomplished within the current structure.

Combat Shooter's Handbook Reconnaissance Marine MCI 03.32f: Marine Corps Institute The Betrayed: On Warriors, Cowboys and Other MisfitsZinke has told lawmakers that he wants to reduce the department workforce by 4,000 full-time jobs through a mix of attrition, separation incentives and reassignments to meet the recommendations of the Trump administration’s fiscal 2018 budget request.

A laudable goal for which I wish him great success. The problem here is the Republicans in Congress who so far have refused to go along with budget cuts.
The Montanan, a former Navy SEAL, also outlined for career managers his plan to have field offices report to regional joint management areas (JMAs) based on watershed and wildlife corridors. The idea is based on the military’s joint command structure. Leadership at the JMAs “could change or rotate between bureaus in the JMAs,” the notes said. “They are looking to select two to three cities in each of the 13 regions which will compete to be site of the regional/JMA office,” the meeting notes said. “Cities have to be no more than two hops from D.C. (by air), affordable and with good community infrastructure.”

This is where Zinke and I part. I have previously written these Joint Management Areas look suspiciously like the Climate Science Centers and Landscape Conservation Cooperatives established under President Obama. The House Committee on Natural Resources has been highly critical of these entities.“Despite a significant federal investment of at least $149 million, their effectiveness, management, and levels of oversight remain serious concerns to the Committee.” An Office of Inspector General report found “the LCCs failed to adequately keep track of their projects” in an accessible database.

Despite the OIG reports and the concerns expressed by the Committee, Zinke appears to base his reorganization on the same concept – ecosystem management. Some will say the Obama LCCs were the first step, and now Zinke proposes to implement the same management scheme in a fashion not even dared by the Obama administration. It has been observed the environmental community has not been critical of the overall concept. Some think this is what they have been after for years.

On a hike in Colorado and speaking of the need for reorganization, Zinke said:

“There’s no reason a trail can’t begin on Forest Service property and go into a park and end up on (Bureau of Land Management) property
Zinke is right, there is no reason it can’t be accomplished, which means it does not provide a reason to reorganize.
The Forest Service is in the USDA, not the USDI, so of what relevance is his example to a reorganization of the USDI?

“If you’re a military commander, it makes sense to put your headquarters next to the fight,” 

It is a war zone out here. The cause of the skirmishes, however, are various federal laws. It matters little where you place the soldiers. The battle will continue and harm inflicted until the cause – federal law – is addressed.
Where are Zinke’s war-ending, peace proposals to amend the ESA, NEPA, CWA, CAA, FLPMA, etc.? So far, his highest legislative priority is to increase infrastructure funding and permanently fund federal land acquisition. From my perspective, that’s like improving the supply lines and increasing the ranks of the federal army. We in the West want to sue for peace, but all Zinke is proposing is to move the troops around. It may appear he is doing something, but in the long run it will accomplish little. He’s not draining the swamp, he’s just moving it West.

Currently 94 percent of BLM employees are stationed in the field. I fail to see how moving the remaining 6 percent will result in any substantive change. 

Think back to the Obama administration. If the headquarters of the BLM and the USFWS had been located in Colo. or Utah, what real difference would this have made? Would the administration of grazing permits, the implementation of NEPA, or the preferred alternatives in land use plans have been different? Would the number of endangered species listed have been different? Or the number and size of critical habitat designations?

If these agencies had been headquartered in the West, would their Congressional testimony, on behalf of the Obama administration, in favor of additional wilderness areas and other restrictive designations have been different? Would Obama have designated fewer National Monuments?

I think not. 

My fear is that while we have Republicans controlling the Presidency and both Houses of Congress, we are squandering an opportunity to bring meaningful, long-term changes to the statutes under which we are governed, and instead are spending energy, time and political capital debating and determing where our oppressors will be located.

Zinke is working on “upside-down pyramids” while we should be removing chariots from the Pharaoh’s arsenal. 

Somewhere in the West, a chamber of commerce would benefit from the relocation of these headquarters. An urban area will welcome the federal employees and the additional spending they will bring. In the rural areas, where these lands and their users actually exist, little will have changed.

 

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