Paris Riots – Ayn Rand’s Prophecy Coming True

Throughout history, when centralized power is broken up or destroyed, it usually comes from the people violently rising up, en masse and restoring political power in the people and dividing all such power into smaller jurisdictions.  This was one of the core principles of the U. S. Constitution.  It was the states that created the federal government, not the other way around.   It is the states and the people that are supposed to have the supreme power under our Constitutional Republic, not the federal government.

Think secession! At least it is a step in the right direction. — jtl, 419

by Ron Ewart for  News With Views

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The further society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those that speak it.”  —George Orwell

“The only safeguard to protect the American people from government’s control over the money and the guns is the U. S. Constitution.  The only protection the Constitution has from government corruption or perversion, is the people demanding that the government adhere to the principles of the constitution or face the consequences of armed revolution.”  —Ron Ewart

The Paris riots are and were as predictable as sex producing babies and Paris today is only a precursor to what can happen in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, or Seattle tomorrow if we allow Zealots and Lunatics to run America into the ground for political agendas that fly in the face of individual freedom and liberty.  Trillions for climate change is one of those lunatic fringe agendas that has nothing to do with climate and everything to do with the elite’s control of the world’s masses and wealth redistribution from developed countries to un-developed countries where the world’s elite controls the flow of the money.

Somehow we avoid the “truth” that if you squeeze a tomato hard enough, eventually it will ooze out between your fingers.  Paris is oozing right now because of the strangling power of the moneylenders and the zealots and lunatics in government and radical fringe organizations!  And let’s not forget that Parisians don’t have the right to bear arms.  Americans do!

America’s thirteen colonies had devised a medium of exchange which they called script.  They only printed enough of the script to keep commerce and the exchange of goods and services within the colonies, in balance.  When King George and the Bank of England heard of this, they quickly passed legislation in the House of Commons to require that all taxes to the crown would be paid in gold and silver.  Then in further retaliation the British government increased the taxes on the colonies in the form of the Stamp Act and taxes on Tea.  This act by the British quickly depleted the gold and silver of the colonies and led to a virtual depression.  The only outcome of this was to force the colonials between a rock and a hard place, leading them to revolt against the King.  In response to the revolt of the New World colonials, the King sent in the troops and the guns and a revolution was born.  If you don’t think that history will repeat itself, you will find that the artificial bubble you are living in is a mirage.

Since the dawn of human civilization, the masses have been and still are, in a constant struggle against the ever- increasing power of centralized government.  Whether it be kings, despots, dictators, or even democracies, centralized power grows and grows, like a black hole sucking up everything in its vicinity, until that power envelops and consumes all those who would attempt to break it up, or destroy it.  Even though the Founding Fathers went to great pains to inhibit the rise of the federal government by limiting its powers in the U. S. Constitution, every succeeding executive, legislative and judicial branch of government since George Washington, has wriggled and finagled around its constitutional restraints into ever-increasing political power.   The jaws of absolute power are open wide and lie there in our not too distant future, if the people don’t take it upon themselves to break up that centralized power and restore it to the states and to the people, as it was intended by those who gave birth to freedom over two centuries ago, at great sacrifice.

Throughout history, when centralized power is broken up or destroyed, it usually comes from the people violently rising up, en masse and restoring political power in the people and dividing all such power into smaller jurisdictions.  This was one of the core principles of the U. S. Constitution.  It was the states that created the federal government, not the other way around.   It is the states and the people that are supposed to have the supreme power under our Constitutional Republic, not the federal government.

Everything we see happening today in our own country and around the world, mirror’s the prophecies of Ayn Rand, in her novels and other writings.  Her whole premise was based on the sanctity of the individual, wherein she wrote, “the smallest minority is the individual.  Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.”  The whole concept of the Declaration of Independence and the U. S. Constitution was built on the principle of unalienable individual rights, a gift from nature or God.  Today, the Progressive ideology is, political power must be held by the collective (in other words the mob), not the individual.

Well over 30 years ago, Ms. Rand wrote:  “We are fast approaching the stage of the ultimate inversion: the stage where the government is free to do anything it pleases, while the citizens may act only by permission; which is the stage of the darkest periods of human history, the stage of rule by brute force.”  If you will look in the mirror and be true to yourself, you will have no choice but to acknowledge that we exist in this dark period today.  Everything else you hear about America from the normal sources, is propaganda and an illusion.  The stark reality is, you are a government debt slave.  You just don’t know it yet.

People wondered, how could Ayn Rand have foreseen all this? Was she a prophet? No, she answered. She had simply identified the basic cause of why the country was bouncing from one crisis to another.  The collusion between government and special interest groups started taking America down a path that will eventually spell her demise, all based on the lust for power and money.  The cliff she approaches draws ever closer.

In Rand’s Atlas Shrugged she wrote:

“You have cried that man’s sins are destroying the world and you have cursed human nature for its unwillingness to practice the virtues you demanded.  Since virtue, to you, consists of sacrifice, you have demanded more sacrifices at every successive disaster.” (Sacrifice equals taxes and regulations)

“You have sacrificed justice to mercy. (irrational compassion) You have sacrificed reason to faith.  You have sacrificed wealth to need. (Karl Marx) You have sacrificed self-esteem to self-denial. (Obama’s apology tour)  You have sacrificed happiness to duty.   The result?  Why do you shrink in horror from the sight of the world around you?  That world is not the product of your sins.  It is the product and the image of your virtues.  It is your moral ideal brought into reality.”

The “moral ideal” that Ayn Rand describes is manifested in the multiple insanities of:

  • Let ‘Em All In” open borders
  • Sanctuary cities
  • Negligently inefficient government-run health care and other social programs
  • Unsustainable welfare
  • Irrational compassion implemented for the sole purpose of gaining votes
  • Political correctness run amok
  • Institutional socialist brainwashing of the next generation
  • Repealing constitutional property rights, replaced by radical environmentalism
  • The systematic destruction of the Constitution
  • The politicalization of top federal law enforcement and intelligence agencies (i.e. DOJ, FBI, CIA, NSA, etc.)
  • The rise of violent anarchist organizations like Black Lives Matter and Antifa
  • War zone cities like Chicago, Baltimore and Saint Louis, etc.
  • Degradation of human decency standards and increasing decadent lifestyles (drugs and alcohol)
  • Way too lenient sentencing guide lines for sexual predators
  • Common sense and logic thrown under the bus
  • Hijacking science for political agendas, like climate change
  • Attempts by the left to repeal the electoral college
  • Local, state and federal taxes that approach if not exceed usury and slavery by taxation
  • An un-payable national debt
  • The illegal and unconstitutional practice of buying votes with taxpayer money
  • Gays and trans-genders in military combat units
  • Appeasement of our friends and enemies, reversed by Trump
  • Wars that are never won
  • Unaccountable bureaucracies that pass unconstitutional “rules” to destroy personal freedom and property rights

We could name many more of the false “moral ideals” Ayn Rand describes, that have brought us to today’s reality, where riots and burning cities will become the norm, not the exception.

Sadly, rather than bringing control out of political chaos, the people will wait until their cities are burning and the only alternative left for the righteous to gain the high ground will be civil war or revolution.  The people will watch as our international borders evaporate and are overrun.  National sovereignty will melt in the crucibles of one-world-order.  The people will sigh when we finally run out of other people’s money to pay for a society that has grown weak, lazy, apathetic and decadent.  They will moan and groan when their government declares martial law and implements a police state.  Then they will say, after the bullets fly, the bombs go off and the FEMA camps fill up, “well what could we have done to prevent it anyway?”  What indeed!  That’s what the German people said twice in the Twentieth Century and 70,000,000 to 100,000,000 had to die because the people failed to rein in the insane ambitions of their government leaders and special interest groups.

So it begs the question of why we, or anyone else for that matter, should write articles forewarning their readers what the future holds, when, in the end, history tells us that the people, who live in a constant state of fear, aren’t going to do anything about it anyway, that is until they have to “fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves?”  (Winston Churchill)

In conclusion, Ayn Rand wrote:

“Man is free to evade reality, he is free to un-focus his mind and stumble blindly down any road he pleases, but he is not free to avoid the abyss he refuses to see.”

Ladies and gentlemen, the Paris riots have shown us a glimpse of the abyss we approach, in a world controlled by a massive government apparatus bent on absolute power, the money brokers determined to make the people debt slaves and radical special interest groups who force their ideology down our collective throats using government and law as the lever.  But if we are too blind to see it, we are doomed to the Hell that awaits us there at the bottom of the abyss, where individual freedom and liberty do not exist and where war becomes the only viable alternative to escape the horrors of abject slavery.

Your THOUGHTS!

© 2018 NWV – All Rights Reserved

E-Mail Ron Ewart: info@narlo.org

 

Options for Homeland Defense, Inc. (Protecting Liberty through Private Firearms Ownership)

“Owning a handgun doesn’t make you armed any more than owning a guitar makes you a musician.” – Jeff Cooper

Call for a pizza, a cop, and an ambulance and see which one arrives first.

In Warren v. District of Columbia the court ruled, and the Supreme Court upheld, that “(T)he desire for condemnation cannot satisfy the need for a special relationship out of which a duty to specify persons arises.” Because the complaint did not allege a relationship “beyond that found in general police responses to crimes,” the court affirmed the dismissal of the complaint for failure to state a claim.

The bottom line is that your local police are not legally obligated to protect you, the average citizen. In addition to the Warren case, there are hundreds of court rulings which state that cops are not legally responsible for protecting individual citizens. For example, see Zelig v. County of Los Angeles.

The government can’t protect you as you saw on September 11, 2001 as well as during the Washington, DC area “sniper” rampage and the plethora of active shooter events that we have had since.

In fact, the government could very well be our greatest fear, due to its propensity to murder people because of their ideas (See Ruby Ridge, ID and Waco, TX).

A simple internet or youtube.com search of “the police state” or “police brutality” will reveal literally thousands of violent crimes (from assault to cold blooded murder) committed by the State’s costumed emissaries of officially sanctioned violence (aka The Police State) against harmless and innocent people.

So, who does that leave to protect you, your life, property and family? The one and only answer is: YOU It is your duty and personal responsibility to protect yourself and your loved ones.

This responsibility is a natural right given to us by God as human beings and guaranteed to us as individuals by the Constitution of the United States of America.

Options for Homeland Defense, Inc. offers professional weapons and tactics training that will make the difference. Instructed by experienced combat veterans—guys that have “been there and done that.” It offers private instruction at its privately owned range and mobile training teams are available. All interactions are confidential and discrete.

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Song for Today: John Michael Montgomery – I swear

The Betrayed: On Warriors, Cowboys and Other MisfitsSometimes people do the wrong things for the right reasons. The author admits that to be the “story of his life” and openly shares much of it in this book. Although the book is largely an historically based auto-biography, it is part fact and part fiction. In cases where identities needed to be prBlog Postsotected, the “facts” necessary to that end are changed but without altering the accuracy of the description of the event or its historical significance. It is a personal story. It is a cowboy-warrior’s story told in a cowboy-warrior’s language. It is the story of one man’s journey from bondage to freedom and from slavery to liberty. It is the gritty story of this man’s life-long education in the school of hard knocks as his journey took him from a sharecropper’s shack, through the rodeo arena and the boxing ring, across the football field and the drilling rig floor, into the Marines and two wars and ultimately culminating in the university… Read More

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How Democracy Is Losing the World

Abraham Lincoln (aka Father Abraham, aka Dishonest Abe) never believed that for a minute. Check out a couple of his quotes:

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“Our diversity is our strength!” proclaims this generation.

Abraham Lincoln (aka Father Abraham, aka Dishonest Abe) never believed that for a minute. Check out a couple of his quotes:

I have no purpose to introduce political and social equality between the white and black races. There is physical difference between the two which, in my judgment, will probably forever forbid their living together upon the footing of perfect equality, and inasmuch as it becomes a necessity that there must be a difference, I, as well as Judge Douglas, am in favor of the race to which I belong having the superior position.

and

Our republican system was meant for a homogeneous people. As long as blacks continue to live with the whites they constitute a threat to the national life. Family life may also collapse and the increase of mixed breed bastards may some day challenge the supremacy of the…

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4 Reasons Why Increasing Weaning Weights May Not Increase Profit

I’m not suggesting that people eliminate all inputs, but low cost production models are usually more profitable than high input models. If you are Ranching For Profit you need to weigh the true value against the actual cost of inputs when deciding whether or not to use them.
Yep. As I recall, Stan Parsons used to say (tongue in cheek), the largest piece of “heavy equipment” found on the ranch should be a wheel barrow–and then only if you are a real avid “machine nut.” — jtl, 419
Dave Pratt via ranchmanagement.com

I gotta stop reading this stuff. A recent article in a self-proclaimed “progressive” magazine claimed that July deworming was an often-overlooked opportunity to increase weaning weight and therefore profit.

According to the article, deworming can increase weaning weights by at least 30 pounds at a cost of $7.85 per cow/calf pair. With a market price of $1.70 per pound, the article suggested that the extra 30 pounds of gain would be worth $51 (30 lbs. x $1.71).

This thinking is based on the same flawed paradigm that has led to the economic ruin of family ranches. There are at least four problems:

  1. The Market Price v. The Value of Gain
    The market price may have been $1.71 per pound, for a set of steers, but that doesn’t mean that the 30 pounds they may have gained due to deworming was worth $1.71 per pound. In fact, reviewing market reports for Valentine, NE in October, the value of the additional 30 pounds was between 30¢ -$1.20/pound depending on the actual weight of the animal.
    The value of gain is a much better measure of the true value of production than market price.  If you don’t know how to calculate the value of gain, watch this:
  2. The Cost of Inputting
    The cost of the input may have been $7.85 per cow, but what about the cost of the inputting? In order to drench the drench, feed the feed or implant the implant, you need labor (overhead costs) and equipment and facilities (capital expenses).
    The idea that, “I’m out there anyway,” or, “It doesn’t cost anything if I do it myself,” is a dangerous lie we’ve been telling ourselves for generations. In pushing productivity, we’ve made ranching even more capital intensive and physically exhausting.
  3. It’s Harder to Select for Low-Input Cows
    Two animals grazing side by side can have different susceptibilities to parasites. How can you ever possibly identify and select for animals that are less susceptible to parasites if we deworm all of the animals? When we support the herd with inputs, we make it impossible to select replacements from the animals that would be productive without inputs.
  4. Parasiticides Kill More Than Parasites
    Thinking that deworming only impacts worms in the cow is naive. It is well documented that some dewormers impact dung beetles and other organisms essential to effective nutrient cycling. Nutrient cycling and pasture fertility can be drastically improved when there is an active population of dung beetles and other organisms. The increase in carrying capacity due to these organisms can far exceed the value of gain realized by deworming.

I’m not suggesting that people eliminate all inputs, but low cost production models are usually more profitable than high input models. If you are Ranching For Profit you need to weigh the true value against the actual cost of inputs when deciding whether or not to use them.

A Handbook for Ranch ManagersLand & Livestock International, Inc is offering a “Free” week-long ranch management-planned grazing seminar- workshop.

What follows is a business model we have been following that has worked very well for us and for our clientele.

Planned Grazing: A Study Guide and Reference ManualWe are seeking individual ranchers to sponsor/host workshops . The sponsor/host (and spouse or key employee) get the training at his/her ranch for no charge. This is an extra special benefit to the host as his/her land will be used for the “lab” work and hands on demonstrations. This provides a great start in the implementation of his/her program.

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.

We are then responsible for putting on the workshop.

During the interim we will each keep track of our out of pocket costs (from our end, that will be mostly travel and lodging). Then, when it is all over, we both are reimbursed our out of pocket costs and split any funds remaining 50:50.

If this sounds like something you might be interested in, click here and let us know. If the link won’t work for you, copy and paste info@landandlivestockinternational.com into your browser.

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Song for Today: Johnny Rodrigues – Makes me wonder if I ever said goodbye

 

Planned Grazing: A Study Guide and Reference Manual

Planned Grazing: A Study Guide and Reference Manual by Dr Jimmy T (Gunny) LaBaume (Editor) 

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The Hypocrisy of “Reconstruction”

And the vultures continue to feed on the rotting carcass of Southern Liberty. — jtl, 419

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Thus they paved the way for their spiritual grandchildren to return in the 1960s with more federal troops under the guise of promoting “civil rights” which was really only the next  phase of the continuing reconstruction.


by Al Benson Jr. via revisedhistory.wordpress.com

Member, Board of Directors, Confederate Society of America

Combat Shooter's HandbookReconnaissance Marine MCI 03.32f: Marine Corps InstituteThere were several reasons for the post-war “reconstruction” imposed upon the South that are seldom, if ever, mentioned in the “history” books in those government indoctrination centers we charitably continue to refer to as public schools.

One over-riding reason for reconstruction that is never mentioned was the almost fanatical hatred for the South, its culture and its institutions, especially the white South, among Northern Yankee/Marxist radicals, both political and religious. Hatred for the white South motivated the majority of those people much…

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The US Government Is Coming For Your Guns

The reality of “gun control” is nothing more than violent people with badges using guns to disarm people without badges, but this is something statists refuse to admit… (The) underlying truth (is) … the almighty state will kill you for resisting.
As with any contact you might have with the Police State, you are guaranteed to be the looser. They will repeatedly escalate until you either submit or die. They’ve found that to be the one and only way to keep the slaves on the plantation. — jtl, 419
by Jeff Berwick at the Dollar Vigilante


Over the past several weeks, government thugs in the USSA have essentially declared war against private gun owners, openly calling for confiscation of weapons. In some states, police have already been casting a wide net, serving warrants on hundreds of law-abiding citizens.

Advocates of firearm restrictions have often said, “no one is coming to take your guns,” but now it seems that their tone has changed dramatically. Last month in Maryland, a man was shot and killed when the local police department swatted his home at 5am to steal his weapons.

The cops said they attempted to “serve” the man an “Extreme Risk Protective Order” which apparently required him to surrender his property to them.

Why? Because the goons said so.

The reality of “gun control” is nothing more than violent people with badges using guns to disarm people without badges, but this is something statists refuse to admit.

Well, creepy politicians have evidently become so comfortable with their authoritarian agenda that they’re tweeting about bombing people who won’t comply with their demands.

Eric Swalwell, Representative of Commiefornia recently went so far as to casually suggest that the government would use nukes to attack gun owners who refused to give up their firearms. During an argument on Twitter, Swalwell used the evil empire’s nuclear arsenal as an intimidation tactic, saying:

“It would be a short war my friend. The government has nukes. Too many of them. But they’re legit. I’m sure if we talked we could find common ground to protect our families and communities.”

screencapture-twitter-RepSwalwell-status-1063527635114852352-2018-12-01-05_54_02.pngOf course, the parasite’s comments may be hyperbolic, but nuking your homeland and making it uninhabitable for generations is a perfect analogy for the state’s approach to problems. There’s an underlying truth in his comment, the almighty state will kill you for resisting.

Just days before the congressman posted the veiled threat, Maryland police shot and killed 61-year-old Gary Willis, who was having his weapon confiscated under the state’s new “red flag” law.

The law has only been in place for a month, and in that short time, more than 114 warrants have been served to seize guns from people who didn’t harm anyone. All it takes now is a call to 911 from a “concerned” family member, friend or enemy to get you on one of these “red flag” lists.

Due process be damned.

It’s not just Maryland either. A dozen other states have also recently implemented similar policies.

Below is the statement the violent gang posted about their murder of the old man they were trying to rob. If it is any consolation, the criminal agency is getting destroyed in the comments.

screencapture-facebook-aacopd-posts-10156933222678395-2018-12-01-05_35_01.pngPeople are already being literally executed as a result of these ridiculous “pre-crime” laws, yet some statists insist this new policy will “save lives.”

Most well-meaning anti-gun activists cite concerns about the mentally ill, and point to incidents like mass shootings where mental health is typically an issue. While the general mental health of people in America is a major concern, keep in mind that authoritarians have long used mental illness as an excuse to persecute free thinkers. In the days of slavery, they invented a completely made up disease called “Drapetomania” to pathologize slaves who wanted to escape and be free.

It’s also important to point out that it’s not just problematic people who are facing potentially lethal gun restrictions. Simply having a medical marijuana card or posting the “wrong” opinion on social media can land you on a “red flag” gun confiscation list in Amerika these days.

Kids getting shot in government indoctrination centers (schools), and mass shooters taking out their pain on innocent bystanders are clearly tragedies to be prevented, but going around stealing property from peaceful people is not the solution.

Children should not even be kept in forced miseducation camps anyway, and these mass shootings, regardless of where they take place, are an indication of a sick and depressed society. With a population in so much pain, some people are going to lash out and hurt others however they can, and if they don’t have guns they find other ways, as they have in Europe by pouring acid on people or running them over with cars.

More laws won’t help.

gun-control-fact.jpgGiving state agents more control, even a total monopoly on legal gun ownership, will not solve the deep seeded psychological problems that are causing people to act violently. Many of the mass shootings are products of abuse and neglect coupled with negative side effects of prescription medication.

Putting an end to the disastrous drug war would enable further development of safer alternatives to the typical SSRI medications with negative side effects (e.x. Cannabis/psilocybin).

There’s simply no silver bullet or magic law that will solve these issues, but reaching out to loved ones during hard times is something we can all do.

Helping people learn how to have healthy relationships, and raise children nonviolently are two especially important ways to contribute to more peace in the world. Those will be core topics of discussion at the Infinite Man Summit and the Free Your Family Camp, both held at Anarchapulco in February.

And, if you’re seeing the writing on the wall in the USSA, join us for the TDV Summit held the two days before Anarchapulco, where many of the speakers and attendees will be there to discuss expatriation and Perpetual Traveler/Prior Taxpayer lifestyles.

The truth is, we’ll never be able to get rid of all the guns, nor should we want to. Firearms are the great equalizer, enabling women of any size to defend themselves from larger threats.

Gun control continues to be used by the political elite to disarm those that pose a threat to their tyranny. Do not let them win. Defend yourself, and don’t become another statistic.

 

Combat Shooter's Handbook“Owning a handgun doesn’t make you armed any more than owning a guitar makes you a musician.” – Jeff Cooper. Call for a pizza, a cop, and an ambulance and see which one arrives first. In Warren v. District of Columbia the court ruled, and the Supreme Court upheld, that “(T)he desire for condemnation cannot satisfy the need for a special relationship out of which a duty to specify persons arises.” Because the complaint did not allege a relationship “beyond that found in general police responses to crimes,” the court affirmed the dismissal of the complaint for failure to state a claim. The bottom line is that your local police are not legally obligated to protect you, the average citizen. In addition to the Warren case, there are hundreds of court rulings which state that cops are not legally responsible for protecting individual citizens. For example, see Zelig v. County of Los Angeles, The government can’t protect you as you saw on September 11, 2001 as well as during the Washington, DC… Read More

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Song for Today: Dean Martin & Martina McBride – Baby It’s Cold Outside (With Lyrics)

I guess you have heard? The radical feminists have declared this song to be sexist. Jez… once you think you’ve seen or heard it all, they outdo themselves. George Orwell was an optimist.

If you have Libtards in your vicinity, turn the volume up and play it over and over. Dives ’em nuts. — jtl, 419

A Handbook for Ranch ManagersLand & Livestock International, Inc is offering a “Free” week-long ranch management-planned grazing seminar- workshop.

What follows is a business model we have been following that has worked very well for us and for our clientele.

Planned Grazing: A Study Guide and Reference ManualWe are seeking individual ranchers to sponsor/host workshops . The sponsor/host (and spouse or key employee) get the training at his/her ranch for no charge. This is an extra special benefit to the host as his/her land will be used for the “lab” work and hands on demonstrations. This provides a great start in the implementation of his/her program.

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.

We are then responsible for putting on the workshop.

During the interim we will each keep track of our out of pocket costs (from our end, that will be mostly travel and lodging). Then, when it is all over, we both are reimbursed our out of pocket costs and split any funds remaining 50:50.

If this sounds like something you might be interested in, click here and let us know. If the link won’t work for you, copy and paste info@landandlivestockinternational.com into your browser.

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“Yankee Empire”

Yep, many of us Texians refer to ourselves as an “Occupied Territory.” — jtl, 419

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These post-war governments which were imposed upon the South, both federal and state, were created not with the consent of the governed but by the compulsion of the occupying imperialistic power–the victorious Yankee Empire. These “new” governments were, both then and now, illegitimate governments. All governments exercising power in the South, subsequent to the conquest of the Confederate States of America, were and still are illegitimate.

A book review by Al Benson Jr. via revisedhistory

Well, the Kennedy Brothers have done it again! Their latest book, complements of Shotwell Publishing in Columbia, South Carolina is Yankee Empire. The title is self-explanatory and demonstrates that the Yankees, both yesterday and today were and are not satisfied with their own country–they want as many countries as they can control. In other words they want a…

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Elections count, will Zinke survive and Trump on fire

You can see what we are in for. Investigations and more wilderness, national monuments and other restrictive land use designations, all of which cause harm to federal lands ranchers.
It is never ending. — jtl, 419

Elections count, will Zinke survive and Trump on fire

Grimness under Grijalva

Elections do make a difference.

How would you like to have the Co-Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, the former Chair of the Congressional Environment Task Force with a 100 percent voting record according to the Sierra Club, as the new Chairman of the House Resources Committee? That’s the Committee with jurisdiction over livestock grazing, wilderness, national monuments, endangered species and other land use activities of the Forest Service, BLM, USFWS and other entities of the Interior department. Well that’s what you are going to get with Raul Grijalva.

The Center for Biological Diversity says Grivalva has “championed efforts to protect wilderness areas, protect endangered species and advance the National Parks Service Centennial Initiative and ensure oversight of the operations of national parks, forests, and public lands systems. Most recently, he worked to protect the Grand Canyon from the threat of expanded uranium mining, advance ecological restoration on federal lands, and address the need for a budget fix for wildland fire-suppression funding. Grijalva has provided environmental leadership in Congress through his participation as co-chair of the Congressional National Landscape Conservation System and as chair of the Environment Task Force from 2003 to 2006. He has demonstrated a strong commitment to improving environmental policies.”

 

Grijalva just voted against the “Manage Our Wolves Act” saying on the House floor, “The bill before us today, H.R. 6784, is a piece of legislation we have seen time and time again to undermine wolf populations in the United States, but this would deliver an even more devastating blow to the continued recovery of gray wolves across the lower 48.” Grijalva continued, “Congress should not be making decisions on which species to list or delist. What we need to be doing is properly funding the Fish and Wildlife Service to implement measures to strengthen ESA and protect species and their habitats from permanent extinction, given the fact that we are facing an ongoing extinction crisis”.

Grijalva recently signed on to an amicus brief challenging the President’s authority to diminish the Grand Staircase-Escalante and Bears Ears national monuments. About the brief, Grijalva said, “”President Trump and his enablers don’t seem to care what laws stand in the way of their anti-environmental agenda, and they need to be stopped here and now.”

About Trumps attempts to change the ways the Endangered Species Act is administered, Grijalva called the proposals “a favor to industry”. He stated the Trump administration “doesn’t seem to know any other way to handle the environment” than “as an obstacle to industry profits”.

None of this environmental championship is new for Grijalva.

Prior to being elected to Congress, Grijalva served on the Pima County Board of Supervisors where he was generally depicted as the prime mover behind the Sonoran Desert Conservation Plan, which is a county “program for planned land-use, and biodiversity conservation.”

To show just how far he will go for the environmental cause, in 2015, as ranking member of the House Resources Committee, Grijalva sent a letter to seven scientists who questioned the evidence of man-made global warming, demanding to know what funding they received from oil and gas companies, “as well as copies of all emails concerning the content of their congressional testimony.” A University of Colorado Professor responded that he had already testified to the committee he had received no funding from fossil fuel interests, and called the letter a politically motivated “‘witch-hunt”. The executive director of the American Meteorological Society told the Congressman his action “sends a chilling message to all academic researchers,” and “impinges on the free pursuit of ideas that is central to the concept of academic freedom.”

 

Grijalva has already announced he intends to bring Secretary of Interior Zinke before the Committee to testify on a Montana land deal that may have benefitted Zinke’s family foundation and on other environmental decisions made at the department.

You can see what we are in for. Investigations and more wilderness, national monuments and other restrictive land use designations, all of which cause harm to federal lands ranchers.

 

With the midterm elections now behind us, there is much speculation about changes in Trump’s Cabinet. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is already gone. Invariably, Zinke’s name pops up as one of the five most likely to depart, citing his numerous ethical conduct investigations. Politico has reported that Zinke is exploring other opportunities for employment and has even discussed being a consultant and commentator for Fox News.

Zinke denies this, saying the numerous investigations are “vicious attacks”, that he loves his current job and President Trump is behind him “100%”.  The Interior Department’s Inspector General has referred one of Zinke’s actions to the Department of Justice for investigation, and we’ll probably have to wait to see the progress or outcome of that before knowing of Zinke’s fate. Trump will, though, want as scandal-free Cabinet as possible going in to 2020.

 

The horrible fires in California have killed at least 88 people with 203 people still on the unaccounted for list. The town of Paradise is gone with over 14,000 homes destroyed in the 120,000 acre Camp Fire.

 

In the midst of this President Trump tweeted, “There is no reason for these massive, deadly and costly forest fires in California except that forest management is so poor.  Billions of dollars are given each year, with so many lives lost, all because of gross mismanagement of the forests.”

Thumbs up for Trump. I never thought I would live long enough to hear a President say that.

 

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all.

 

Frank DuBois was the NM Secretary of Agriculture from 1988 to 2003, is the author of a blog: The Westerner (www.thewesterner.blogspot.com) and is the founder of The DuBois Rodeo Scholarship and The DuBois Western Heritage Foundation

This column first appeared in the December editions of the NM Stockman and the Livestock Market Digest 

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