Situational Ethics and Dual Values

Other than the fact that the members of one group are are Indians while members of the other group are Cowboys, what is the difference?

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Heinrich, Udall appeal to Obama on Dakota pipeline protest

 New Mexico’s U.S. senators today wrote separate letters to President Barack Obama asking him intervene in a potential confrontation between Dakota Access Pipeline protesters and the U.S. Corps of Engineers, which has given protesters an early December deadline for dispersing from the protest site. Sens. Martin Heinrich and Tom Udall, both Democrats, urged caution in dealing with the protesters today. Udall is set to become the top-ranking Democrat on the Senate Indian Affairs Committee in January. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has set a Dec. 5 deadline for American Indians and others to leave an encampment in North Dakota where they’ve been entrenched for months protesting the Dakota Access pipeline. In his letter, Heinrich asked Obama to “overturn” the date. “I question the decision to close the area to demonstrators on December 5, 2016,” Heinrich wrote. “This arbitrary date is certain to escalate an already volatile situation and I would urge you to overturn this decision by the Corps of Engineers. I ask that you seek a peaceful resolution to this conflict that respects the desire of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe to protect their water and historic sacred sites.” “I am gravely concerned about the recent escalation of violence in North Dakota against members of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and those standing in solidarity with them,” Heinrich’s letter said. Heinrich also decried “the brutality we’ve seen in recent days involving rubber bullets, tear gas, and water cannons” used against protesters by law enforcement. Udall also voiced worry about the Dec. 5 deadline…more

 Compare that to:

Heinrich: Armed Extremists At Malheur National Wildlife Refuge Must Be Prosecuted

 “I am concerned that the absence of federal prosecution after similar events in the past, such as the 2014 standoff near Bunkerville, Nevada, may have emboldened these individuals to seize federal property in the Malheur standoff. There must be consequences for this sort of dangerous action. When the federal government does not fulfill its duty in prosecuting violations of the law, individuals are emboldened to further defy the law.”

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Environmental & Natural Resource Economics: The Austrian View

edited by

Dr Jimmy T (Gunny) LaBaume

Is now available in both PAPERBACK and Kindle

BookCoverImageMurray N. Rothbard was the father of what some call Radical Libertarianism or Anarcho-Capitalism which Hans-Hermann Hoppe described as “Rothbard’s unique contribution to the rediscovery of property and property rights as the common foundation of both economics and political philosophy, and the systematic reconstruction and conceptual integration of modern, marginalist economics and natural-law political philosophy into a unified moral science: libertarianism.”

This book applies the principles of this “unified moral science” to environmental and natural resource management issues.

The book started out life as an assigned reading list for a university level course entitled Environmental and Natural Resource Economics: The Austrian View.

As I began to prepare to teach the course, I quickly saw that there was a plethora of textbooks suitable for universal level courses dealing with environmental and natural resource economics. The only problem was that they were all based in mainstream neo-classical (or Keynesian) theory. I could find no single collection of material comprising a comprehensive treatment of environmental and natural resource economics based on Austrian Economic Theory.

However, I was able to find a large number of essays, monographs, papers delivered at professional meetings and published from a multitude of sources. This book is the result. It is composed of a collection of research reports and essays by reputable scientists, economists, and legal experts as well as private property and free market activists.

The book is organized into seven parts: I. Environmentalism: The New State Religion; II. The New State Religion Debunked; III. Introduction to Environmental and Natural Resource Economics; IV. Interventionism: Law and Regulation; V. Pollution and Recycling; VI. Property Rights: Planning, Zoning and Eminent Domain; and VII. Free Market Conservation. It also includes an elaborate Bibliography, References and Recommended Reading section including an extensive Annotated Bibliography of related and works on the subject.

The intellectual level of the individual works ranges from quite scholarly to informed editorial opinion.

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Bears Ears: Correcting an off-base argument

A Handbook for Ranch ManagersSerious question: If a tract of land is designated by a president as a “National Monument” can it be UN-designated by a following president? — jtl, 419

by Charles Wilkinson via the Marxist Rag aka High Country News via THE WESTERNER

 Planned Grazing: A Study Guide and Reference Manual With commentary by Frank Dubois

Nathan Nielson’s opinion piece, “A National Monument is a Heavy-handed Solution for Bears Ears” (HCN 10/31/16) is made from whole cloth. The yarns Neilson spins are of “federal absorption,” Environmental & Natural Resource Economics: The Austrian View  of vandalism run amok; of neglect and economic crisis; of future limitations placed on the gathering of wood, herbs and piñon nuts; of a lack of support for a Bears Ears National Monument; and of a coming massive restriction of livestock grazing as at the nearby Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument…The author laments a 31 percent reduction in grazing at Combat Shooter's Handbook Grand Staircase – a non-existent “fact.” The Bureau of Land Management says that permitted Animal Unit Months (AUMs – a cow and a calf pair) were 77,200 when the Staircase was designated. Today, 76,900 are available, even after thousands of AUMs were willingly sold by ranchers. This means livestock grazing has actually increased in other parts of the monument, despite a decade of crippling drought…more

The Betrayed: On Warriors, Cowboys and Other MisfitsFrom Frank Dubois: The truth is neither Nielson or Wilkinson know what will happen to livestock grazing if a Bears Ears National Monument is created. Why? Because it all depends on what language Obama puts in the proclamation. Livestock grazing language has run the gamut in Presidential proclamations, from  livestock grazing being totally banned, to banned in 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)  certain areas, to being allowed but subservient to the objects in the monument, to language saying the monument would have no affect on livestock grazing. That is what is so scary about the Presidential power granted in the Antiquities Act. Nobody knows until the proclamation is issued.

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Planned Grazing: A Study Guide and Reference ManualPlanned Grazing: A Study Guide and Reference Manual. This is the ideal squeal to A Handbook for Ranch Managers.  Although the ecological principles remain the same, what was originally known as “The Savory Grazing Method” now answers to a multitude of different names: ranching for profit, holistic management, managed grazing, mob grazing, management intensive grazing, etc. Land & Livestock International, Inc. uses “Restoration Grazing” under its “Managing the Ranch as a Business” program.” No mater what you call it, this summary and synopsis will guide you step by step through the process and teach you how to use it as it was originally intended. No more excuses for failing to complete your grazing plans.

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How to Buy a Cattle Ranch in the US

The best ranch values in the United States, by far,  are found in far-West Texas.

Planned Grazing: A Study Guide and Reference Manual NOTE: This article initially appeared on FT.com on October 7, 2016

The price of ranches has fallen but Wild West romantics and would-be cowboys beware — they won’t make you much money.

 via Chris Gill at the Circle Ranch

A Handbook for Ranch Managers Jason Spaeth broke the first commandment of ranch-buying when he came across a 7,000-acre cattle ranch with miles of flowing streams and deer habitat in western Wyoming.

“The number one rule is don’t get emotional, but I did,” says the retired financial services executive, who paid about $10.5m for the property in June. “I really fell in love with the place.”

Environmental & Natural Resource Economics: The Austrian ViewSpaeth, who lives in Minneapolis, plans to operate the property as a cattle ranch and spend summers there with his wife and three sons. But he realizes it will be difficult to make money in the cow business.

“The family has a real passion for the outdoors,” he says. The goal is not only to create an economically viable ranch, he says, but also to preserve the land.

Combat Shooter's Handbook Reconnaissance Marine MCI 03.32f: Marine Corps Institute The Betrayed: On Warriors, Cowboys and Other MisfitsThe dream of owning an iconic western ranch often doesn’t make financial sense. Ranches are expensive, require constant attention and maintenance, and rarely make money.

“Often it is [a decision] more emotionally based than financially based,” says Joel Leadbetter, managing director of Hall and Hall, a broker specializing in ranch properties.

The image of the Wild West remains a form of catnip, luring buyers willing to toss aside logic and sound judgment to live the cowboy life. Images of celebrity ranch owners, such as actor Harrison Ford, CNN founder Ted Turner and former talk show host David Letterman, riding the range have only increased the appeal to a modern generation.

Yet even in a good year, a working ranch is a hard way to make a buck. Any property with more than a few cows usually requires a ranch manager and at least two or three full-time cowboys to run the day-to-day operation. Keeping those cows — and cowboys — fed and happy is expensive. Equipment such as tractors and trailers adds more expense.

In addition, cows are a commodity and prices can fluctuate dramatically. Cattle prices have fallen about 30 per cent in the past year alone. On top of that, disease and drought can devastate a herd.

“It’s a very complicated business,” says Robert Burch, a Philadelphia-based venture capitalist who bought a 9,000-acre ranch in Big Timber, Montana, in 1998. “It’s really a tough way to make money.”

Burch views his ranch as a hedge against inflation but, like Spaeth, he didn’t buy the property as an investment. He worked on a ranch as a teenager and caught the bug.

“I definitely wanted to be a cowboy,” he says. “I bought it as a passion.”

For wannabe cowboys, now might be a good time to buy. With cattle prices down, prices for ranches have dropped in recent months. Spaeth paid about 30 per cent less than the asking price for his property, which had been for sale for four years.

Mason & Morse is advertising a 4,000-acre ranch in Wyoming with a cattle operation, trout fishing and good hunting opportunity, which it describes as the embodiment of “all the qualities that today’s trophy ranch investor is seeking”, for $14.5m.

“There’s a lot of money out there, but a lot of buyers can’t find what they want,” says John Stratman, a principal of Mason & Morse.

If you are looking for a recreational ranch — maybe for fishing or hunting — there are plenty of options. A recent Hall and Hall report claims there is an “excess inventory across the board” for recreational ranches. “There hasn’t been a lot of motivation to buy recreational property,” Stratman says. “They’re just sitting there.”

In Steamboat Springs, Colorado, a 1,145-acre recreational ranch with stream-fed ponds was originally listed for $27.95m in 2010. It is now priced at $16.9m, according to Realtor.com. This year a 490-acre ranch was listed in the same town for $13.2m through Sotheby’s International Realty.

Putting an accurate price tag on any kind of ranch property is “more art than science”, says Jim Taylor, a partner at Hall and Hall. Appraising the market value of a trout-filled stream or proximity to elk habitat can be difficult. Irrigated land, proximity to protected national forest and a nearby airport can all affect the price.

Hall and Hall is selling Miller Lake, a 10,000-acre ranch in Anaconda, Montana, for $22m. The same agent is selling 15,000-acre Kessler Canyon ranch in Colorado for $32.5m. In Bozeman, Montana, Big Sky Sotheby’s International Realty is selling 640-acre North Ridge Ranch with nine miles of hiking trails and mountain views for $5.99m.

“It’s hard to find comparable sales,” says Ken Mirr, owner of the Mirr Ranch Group, a Denver-based broker.

With a working ranch, experts say, making the numbers add up requires a big spread with a big herd.

“What you realise over time is that it takes a certain scale [to be profitable],” says Burch, who has now put his own extended property up for sale. Hobble Diamond Ranch, which today totals more than 30,000 acres, has a price tag of $35m. It includes six miles of frontage on the Yellowstone river and 1,250 acres of irrigated cropland.

Yet Burch is not getting out of the ranch business. In fact, he is looking to buy something bigger. “From a lifestyle standpoint, it’s terrific,” he says.

The Hobble Diamond has been on the market since the spring and Burch is in no rush to sell. He expects it might take time to find a buyer.

“It’s very subjective, when buying these properties,” he says. “Everybody has their own idea of perfect.”

Buying guide

● Many properties are sold with hunting or fishing licences, which can be valuable assets

● Cattle ranches are often priced by “carrying capacity”, which represents the number of cows the land can sustain

● Groundwater contamination, floods and zoning restrictions are among the issues that can affect the value of a property

● Public land leases for grazing or recreation can help expand the size of a property

● Wyoming, Texas and Nevada are among the states with no state income tax

● A young, bred cow costs about $1,500. An experienced ranch hand earns about $30,000 a year, plus costs for housing, utilities, health insurance and, typically, one cow per year for meat

What you can buy for …

$2m A 35-acre undeveloped “ranchette” next to a golf course

$10m A 500-acre cattle ranch

$25m A 45,000-acre working cattle ranch with private hunting and fishing rights

More listings at propertylistings.ft.com

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Planned Grazing: A Study Guide and Reference ManualPlanned Grazing: A Study Guide and Reference Manual. This is the ideal squeal to A Handbook for Ranch Managers.  Although the ecological principles remain the same, what was originally known as “The Savory Grazing Method” now answers to a multitude of different names: ranching for profit, holistic management, managed grazing, mob grazing, management intensive grazing, etc. Land & Livestock International, Inc. uses “Restoration Grazing” under its “Managing the Ranch as a Business” program.” No mater what you call it, this summary and synopsis will guide you step by step through the process and teach you how to use it as it was originally intended. No more excuses for failing to complete your grazing plans.

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Can Trump undo Obama’s policies? What the President-elect can — and can’t — do when it comes to water, coal and climate change

A Handbook for Ranch ManagersFrom the tone of this article, it looks like old Trump has the communist leaning Marxists at High County News pretty worried and they need to be. We, the productive class, intend to keep his feet to the fire until FedGov EnviroWacko policy is rolled back to 1960.

Or until the the states South of the Mason Dixon Line and West of the Mississippi River secede. — jtl, 419

via THE WESTERNER

Environmentalists have good reason to worry about President-elect Donald J. Trump.

Planned Grazing: A Study Guide and Reference Manual  In 2012, Trump tweeted that climate change was a “concept” ginned up by the Chinese. Now, he’s appointed a prominent critic of climate science and policy to oversee the Environmental Protection Agency’s transition.

Environmental & Natural Resource Economics: The Austrian ViewOn his new website, Trump promises to grease the permitting skids for fossil fuel production, end the “war on coal,” support renewable energy and scrap the Clean Power Plan.

At the same time, he professes a commitment to “our wonderful natural resources.” The energy industry is delighted. “I think what we’re looking for right off the bat is simply having an administration that is not openly hostile to us,” says Kathleen Sgamma of the Western Energy Alliance.

 Reconnaissance Marine MCI 03.32f: Marine Corps Institute The Betrayed: On Warriors, Cowboys and Other Misfits Combat Shooter's Handbook  Meanwhile, conservationists expect to spend the next four years defending their Obama-era gains. But Obama’s environmental achievements are considerable, and Trump can’t vanquish them with a snap of his fingers.

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)  Many power plants have already taken steps to rein in toxic mercury emissions and pollutants that cloud parks and wilderness with brown haze.

Obama’s clean car rules have already stood up in court. So far, Obama has designated 27 national monuments more than any other administration — and the new president has no clear legal authority to erase those protections.

Still, the carbon-cutting Clean Power Plan, one of the president’s most significant accomplishments, is in peril. And the rarely used Congressional Review Act allows Congress to weigh in on any rule finalized after May 30 of this year, according to a Congressional Research Service estimate, by giving it 60 days in session to pass something called a “joint resolution of disapproval.” If the president signs the resolution, the rule is nullified, and agencies are forbidden to issue similar rules.

Here we highlight some of the Obama administration’s achievements and Trump’s position on them, if known, and explain how Trump could attempt to undo them…more

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A Handbook for Ranch ManagersA Handbook for Ranch Managers.  In keeping with the “holistic” idea that the land, the livestock, the people and the money should be viewed as a single integrated whole: Part I deals with the management of the natural resources. Part II covers livestock production and Part III deals with the people and the money. Not only would this book make an excellent basic text for a university program in Ranch Management, no professional ranch manager’s reference bookshelf should be without it. It is a comprehensive reference manual for managing the working ranch. The information in the appendices and extensive bibliography alone is worth the price of the book.

You might also be interested in the supplement to this Handbook: Planned Grazing: A Study Guide and Reference Manual.

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Uniquely Talented: Only the Democrats Could Have Lost to Trump

“And so the talking heads chuckled and sneered and utterly underestimated and got handed their ass.”

And I have yet to stop gloating (and laughing). Check out the comment about Megan Kelly getting more daily maintenance than a 747. Old Fred has still got it. — jtl, 419

Source: Uniquely Talented: Only the Democrats Could Have Lost to Trump

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Media falsely spins Trump’s NYT climate comments – Trump cited Climategate, restated skepticism of ‘global warming’ – Read full transcript

 Trump to NYT warmist Tom Friedman: ‘A lot of smart people disagree with you’ on climate change.

Trump correctly cited the Climategate scandal: ‘They say they have science on one side but then they also have those horrible emails that were sent between scientists…Terrible. Where they got caught, you know, so you see that and you say, what’s this all about.’

A Handbook for Ranch Managers Be prepared for a continuous barrage of “fake news.” And be prepared to continue the fight. The Marxists will never let up. We (with Trump) have only kicked the can down the road a piece (as we say in the South). — jtl, 419

By: Marc MoranoClimate Depot Climate Depot Analysis

Planned Grazing: A Study Guide and Reference Manual The media spin on President Elect Donald J. Trump’s sit down with the New York Times on November 22, can only be described as dishonest. Trump appears to soften stance on climate change & Donald Trump backflips on climate change  & Trump on climate change in major U-turn

Environmental & Natural Resource Economics: The Austrian ViewThe ‘fake news’ that Trump had somehow moderated or changed his “global warming” views was not supported by the full transcript of the meeting.

Heartland Institute President Joe Bast had this to say about the full transcript of Trump’s meeting: “This is reassuring. Combat Shooter's Handbook Reconnaissance Marine MCI 03.32f: Marine Corps Institute The Betrayed: On Warriors, Cowboys and Other MisfitsThe Left wants to drive wedges between Trump and his base by spinning anything he says as “retreating from campaign promises.” But expressing nuance and avoiding confrontation with determined foes who buy ink by the barrel is not retreating.” The Heartland Institute released their skeptical 2015 climate report featuring 4,000 peer-reviewed articles debunking the UN IPCC claims.

Trump’s climate science view that there is “some connectivity” between humans and climate is squarely a skeptical climate view. Trump explained, “There is some, something. It depends on how much.”

Trump’s views are shared by prominent skeptical scientists. University of London professor emeritus Philip Stott has said: “The fundamental point has always been this. Climate change is governed by hundreds of factors, or variables, and the very idea that we can manage climate change predictably by understanding and manipulating at the margins one politically selected factor (CO2) is as misguided as it gets.” “It’s scientific nonsense,” Stott added. Stott is featured in new skeptical climate change documentary Climate Hustle.

Scientists at the UN climate summit in Marrakech commended Trump’s climate views. See: Skeptical scientists crash UN climate summit, praise Trump for ‘bringing science back again’

Trump also told resident NYT warmist Tom Friedman: ‘A lot of smart people disagree with you’ on climate change. (Note: Friedman has some wacky views: Flashback 2009: NYT’s Tom Friedman lauds China’s eco-policies: ‘One party can just impose politically difficult but critically important policies needed to move a society forward’)

Once again, Trump was 100% accurate as very prominent scientists are bailing out of the so-called climate “consensus.”

Renowned Princeton Physicist Freeman Dyson: ‘I’m 100% Democrat and I like Obama. But he took the wrong side on climate issue, and the Republicans took the right side’

Nobel Prize-Winning Scientist Dr. Ivar Giaever, Who Endorsed Obama Now Says Prez. is ‘Ridiculous’ & ‘Dead Wrong’ on ‘Global Warming’

Green Guru James Lovelock reverses belief in ‘global warming’: Now says ‘I’m not sure the whole thing isn’t crazy’ – Condemns green movement: ‘It’s a religion really, It’s totally unscientific’

Politically Left Scientist Dissents – Calls President Obama ‘delusional’ on global warming

Trump correctly cited the  Climategate scandal: “They say they have science on one side but then they also have those horrible emails that were sent between scientists…Terrible. Where they got caught, you know, so you see that and you say, what’s this all about.” See: Watch & Read: 7th anniversary of Climategate – The UN Top Scientists Exposed

Trump cited his uncle, a skeptical MIT scientist: “My uncle was for 35 years a professor at M.I.T. He was a great engineer, scientist. He was a great guy. And he was … a long time ago, he had feelings — this was a long time ago — he had feelings on this subject.” (Yes, other MIT scientists are very skeptical as well. See: MIT Climate Scientist Dr. Richard Lindzen Mocks 97% Consensus: ‘It is propaganda’

It is also worth noting that Trump’s often cited 2012 tweet about climate change stating “The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive,” was clearly a joke and he has said it was a joke. It is further worth noting that climate skeptics do not believe the conecpt of “climate change” was “created” by China.

And in what has been described as “fake news”, the publisher of NYT tried to sell CO2-induced storms to Trump; but Trump refused to accept the claim.
NYT’s Arthur Sulzberger: ‘We saw what these storms are now doing, right? We’ve seen it personally. Straight up.’

Trump countered: ‘We’ve had storms always, Arthur.’

Trump is accurately citing the latest climate science by noting that extreme weather is not getting worse. See: 2016 ‘State of the Climate Report’

  • The U.S. has had no Category 3 or larger hurricane make landfall since 2005 – the longest spell since the Civil War.
  • Strong F3 or larger tornadoes have been in decline since the 1970s.
  • Sea level rise rates have been steady for over a century, with recent deceleration.
  • Droughts and floods are neither historically unusual nor caused by mankind, and there is no evidence we are currently having any unusual weather.

Trump’s claim to have an “open mind” on U.S. climate policy and his comment that “I’m going to take a look at” withdrawing from the UN Paris agreement are more nuanced than his previous blunt statements that the U.S. will cancel the UN agreement. But those comments in the context of the interview are hardly a flip-flop or major signal of changing views on the issue.

(Climate Depot Note: UN Paris climate deal ‘is likely to be history’s most expensive treaty’ – ‘Cost of between $1 trillion and $2 trillion annually’

University of Pennsylvania Geologist Dr. Robert Giegengack noted in 2014, “None of the strategies that have been offered by the U.S. government or by the EPA or by anybody else has the remotest chance of altering climate if in fact climate is controlled by carbon dioxide.”

In layman’s terms: All of the so-called ‘solutions’ to global warming are purely symbolic when it comes to climate. So, even if we actually faced a climate catastrophe and we had to rely on a UN climate agreement, we would all be doomed!)

http://www.thegwpf.com/donald-trump-on-climategate-the-paris-agrement/

Donald Trump’s New York Times Interview

President-elect Donald J. Trump during a meeting at The New York Times’s offices in Manhattan on Tuesday.

[….] THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN, opinion columnist: Mr. President-elect, can I ask a question? One of the issues that you actually were very careful not to speak about during the campaign, and haven’t spoken about yet, is one very near and dear to my heart, the whole issue of climate change, the Paris agreement, how you’ll approach it. You own some of the most beautiful links golf courses in the world …

[laughter, cross talk]

TRUMP: [laughing] I read your article. Some will be even better because actually like Doral is a little bit off … so it’ll be perfect. [inaudible] He doesn’t say that. He just says that the ones that are near the water will be gone, but Doral will be in great shape. (Note: Trump’s Seawall Is About His Business, Not Global Warming – ‘Only shows Trump uses climate alarmism to benefit his business’)

[laughter]

FRIEDMAN: But it’s really important to me, and I think to a lot of our readers, to know where you’re going to go with this. I don’t think anyone objects to, you know, doing all forms of energy. But are you going to take America out of the world’s lead of confronting climate change?

TRUMP: I’m looking at it very closely, Tom. I’ll tell you what. I have an open mind to it. We’re going to look very carefully. It’s one issue that’s interesting because there are few things where there’s more division than climate change. You don’t tend to hear this, but there are people on the other side of that issue who are, think, don’t even …

SULZBERGER: We do hear it.

FRIEDMAN: I was on ‘Squawk Box’ with Joe Kernen this morning, so I got an earful of it.

[laughter]

TRUMP: Joe is one of them. But a lot of smart people disagree with you. I have a very open mind. And I’m going to study a lot of the things that happened on it and we’re going to look at it very carefully. But I have an open mind.

SULZBERGER: Well, since we’re living on an island, sir, I want to thank you for having an open mind. We saw what these storms are now doing, right? We’ve seen it personally. Straight up.

FRIEDMAN: But you have an open mind on this?

TRUMP: I do have an open mind. And we’ve had storms always, Arthur.

SULZBERGER: Not like this (sic!).

TRUMP: You know the hottest day ever was in 1890-something, 98. You know, you can make lots of cases for different views. I have a totally open mind. (Note: EPA Says That The Worst Heat Waves Occurred in The 1930s)

My uncle was for 35 years a professor at M.I.T. He was a great engineer, scientist. He was a great guy. And he was … a long time ago, he had feelings — this was a long time ago — he had feelings on this subject. It’s a very complex subject. I’m not sure anybody is ever going to really know. I know we have, they say they have science on one side but then they also have those horrible emails that were sent between the scientists. Where was that, in Geneva or wherever five years ago? Terrible. Where they got caught, you know, so you see that and you say, what’s this all about. I absolutely have an open mind. I will tell you this: Clean air is vitally important. Clean water, crystal clean water is vitally important. Safety is vitally important.

And you know, you mentioned a lot of the courses. I have some great, great, very successful golf courses. I’ve received so many environmental awards for the way I’ve done, you know. I’ve done a tremendous amount of work where I’ve received tremendous numbers. Sometimes I’ll say I’m actually an environmentalist and people will smile in some cases and other people that know me understand that’s true. Open mind.

JAMES BENNET, editorial page editor: When you say an open mind, you mean you’re just not sure whether human activity causes climate change? Do you think human activity is or isn’t connected?

TRUMP: I think right now … well, I think there is some connectivity. There is some, something. It depends on how much. It also depends on how much it’s going to cost our companies. You have to understand, our companies are noncompetitive right now.

They’re really largely noncompetitive. About four weeks ago, I started adding a certain little sentence into a lot of my speeches, that we’ve lost 70,000 factories since W. Bush. 70,000. When I first looked at the number, I said: ‘That must be a typo. It can’t be 70, you can’t have 70,000, you wouldn’t think you have 70,000 factories here.’ And it wasn’t a typo, it’s right. We’ve lost 70,000 factories.

We’re not a competitive nation with other nations anymore. We have to make ourselves competitive. We’re not competitive for a lot of reasons.

That’s becoming more and more of the reason. Because a lot of these countries that we do business with, they make deals with our president, or whoever, and then they don’t adhere to the deals, you know that. And it’s much less expensive for their companies to produce products. So I’m going to be studying that very hard, and I think I have a very big voice in it. And I think my voice is listened to, especially by people that don’t believe in it. And we’ll let you know.

FRIEDMAN: I’d hate to see Royal Aberdeen underwater.

TRUMP: The North Sea, that could be, that’s a good one, right?

MICHAEL D. SHEAR, White House correspondent: Mr. Trump, Mike Shear. I cover the White House, covering your administration …

TRUMP: See ya there.

[laughter]

SHEAR: Just one quick clarification on the climate change, do you intend to, as you said, pull out of the Paris Climate

TRUMP: I’m going to take a look at it.

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Environmental & Natural Resource Economics: The Austrian View

edited by

Dr Jimmy T (Gunny) LaBaume

Is now available in both PAPERBACK and Kindle

BookCoverImageMurray N. Rothbard was the father of what some call Radical Libertarianism or Anarcho-Capitalism which Hans-Hermann Hoppe described as “Rothbard’s unique contribution to the rediscovery of property and property rights as the common foundation of both economics and political philosophy, and the systematic reconstruction and conceptual integration of modern, marginalist economics and natural-law political philosophy into a unified moral science: libertarianism.”

This book applies the principles of this “unified moral science” to environmental and natural resource management issues.

The book started out life as an assigned reading list for a university level course entitled Environmental and Natural Resource Economics: The Austrian View.

As I began to prepare to teach the course, I quickly saw that there was a plethora of textbooks suitable for universal level courses dealing with environmental and natural resource economics. The only problem was that they were all based in mainstream neo-classical (or Keynesian) theory. I could find no single collection of material comprising a comprehensive treatment of environmental and natural resource economics based on Austrian Economic Theory.

However, I was able to find a large number of essays, monographs, papers delivered at professional meetings and published from a multitude of sources. This book is the result. It is composed of a collection of research reports and essays by reputable scientists, economists, and legal experts as well as private property and free market activists.

The book is organized into seven parts: I. Environmentalism: The New State Religion; II. The New State Religion Debunked; III. Introduction to Environmental and Natural Resource Economics; IV. Interventionism: Law and Regulation; V. Pollution and Recycling; VI. Property Rights: Planning, Zoning and Eminent Domain; and VII. Free Market Conservation. It also includes an elaborate Bibliography, References and Recommended Reading section including an extensive Annotated Bibliography of related and works on the subject.

The intellectual level of the individual works ranges from quite scholarly to informed editorial opinion.

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Don’t mess with Texas guns: Bill would nullify federal gun bans

Liberals are freaking out.

A Handbook for Ranch ManagersTheir favorite pastime. — jtl, 419

by D.E. via Self-Reliance Central

Source: Donny Ferguson, with permission
Source: Donny Ferguson, with permission

A bill prefiled by Texas State Rep. Matt Krause would make it illegal for state or local law enforcement officers to enforce federal gun bans that contradict state law.

In other words, don’t mess with Texas. If a gun is legal in the Lone Star State, the feds can’t touch it.

Planned Grazing: A Study Guide and Reference Manual  Since the federal government largely relies on state and local law enforcement to execute federal gun bans, if passed the bill would nullify unconstitutional gun laws.

The bill, H.B. 110, reads, in part:

Environmental & Natural Resource Economics: The Austrian View  An agency of this state or a political subdivision of this state, and a law enforcement officer or other person employed by an agency of this state or a political subdivision of this state, may not contract with or in any other manner provide assistance to a federal agency or official with respect to the Combat Shooter's Handbook enforcement of a federal statute, order, rule, or regulation purporting to regulate a firearm, a firearm accessory, or firearm ammunition if the statute, order, rule, or regulation imposes a prohibition, restriction, or other regulation, such as a capacity or size limitation or a registration requirement, that does not exist under the laws of this state.

Reconnaissance Marine MCI 03.32f: Marine Corps Institute The Betrayed: On Warriors, Cowboys and Other MisfitsLiberals are freaking out.

“Federal law enforcement is stretched too thin to stop them” and such laws “could have effects beyond a simple symbolic statement,” the Huffington Post huffed in 2015 when reporting on state efforts nullify federal gun bans.

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)  Krause has called his bill “The Come And Take It Act,” referring to a 1835 incident in which Mexican soldiers, fearing a revolt, demanded the settlers of Gonzales, Texas, return to the government a cannon loaned to them as defense against Indian raiders. Flying a banner reading “Come And Take It,” the Texans used the cannon to fire on the attempted confisactors.

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It’s Amazing, Isn’t it?

It is abundantly clear: Washington DC’s grip on over half of all land in Western America is not only unfair but it is not working.

A Handbook for Ranch ManagersThat may be the understatement of the year. — jtl, 419

Posted by Jennifer Fielder

3_Minute_Messenger_logo.jpg Planned Grazing: A Study Guide and Reference Manual  It is amazing how far we’ve come isn’t it?  4 years ago, 5 county commissioners and 1 State legislator with 1 very big idea banded together and formed the American Lands Council (ALC).
Thanks to an incredible amount of dedication from countless members, volunteers, and supporters, we have ignited an unstoppable national movement. Environmental & Natural Resource Economics: The Austrian View
The American Lands Council has educated millions, cultivated support of 1,000+ elected officials, developed a nationwide coalition of advocacy partners, and laid the foundation for a viable FEDERAL LEGISLATIVE PATH that protects public access, increases cost efficiency, restores accountability, and provides flexibility for State and Local governments.Reconnaissance Marine MCI 03.32f: Marine Corps Institute The Betrayed: On Warriors, Cowboys and Other Misfits Combat Shooter's Handbook
In addition to raising an army of unwavering State and local elected officials, we now have a Congress AND a President inclined to support reasonable Transfer of Public Lands legislation!
In fact, our national association of elected officials, resource experts, public land users and concerned citizens is on the verge of achieving our dream for better public land management, just as outlined in our ALC Public Policy Statement!
It is The Essence of Liberty: Volume II: The Economics of Liberty (Volume 2)abundantly clear: Washington DC’s grip on over half of all land in Western America is not only unfair but it is not working.  A rapidly growing number of elected officials support a shift away from dysfunctional federal bureaucracy in favor of more efficient, responsive and adaptive locally-driven stewardship to allow for better care of our public lands to the benefit of our communities and our environment.The Essence of Liberty: Volume III: A Universal Philosophy of Political Economy (Liberty: A Universal Political Ethic) (Volume 3)
Since ALC’s founding in 2012, at least 20 States have introduced or passed legislation favorable to the Transfer of Public Lands. Although opposition pressure has been intense at times, and their hypocritical tactics have been outright outrageous, we have stayed the course of truth and liberty for the benefit of our lands, our lives, our families, and our country.
We have laid the foundation, we have persevered, and we are now poised to make our goals for better, more accountable, locally-driven public land management a reality!
But we cannot do it without YOU. Our organization is member driven. Membership dues and donations are critical to our ability to accomplish our mission. If you support what we are doing, we need YOU to pledge a monthly contribution,  become a member, or upgrade your membership today! ANY amount you can give will immediately be put to work to move The Only Solution Big Enough across the finish line!
The bottom line is this: We truly want healthy air, water, and wildlife, abundant outdoor recreation, and safe, vibrant communities — and we have before us the lawful, peaceful, feasible path to get there. We need YOUR HELP to stay the course and make it happen! Are you with us?

A Handbook for Ranch Managers

A Handbook for Ranch Managers.  In keeping with the “holistic” idea that the land, the livestock, the people and the money should be viewed as a single integrated whole: Part I deals with the management of the natural resources. Part II covers livestock production and Part III deals with the people and the money. Not only would this book make an excellent basic text for a university program in Ranch Management, no professional ranch manager’s reference bookshelf should be without it. It is a comprehensive reference manual for managing the working ranch. The information in the appendices and extensive bibliography alone is worth the price of the book.

You might also be interested in the supplement to this Handbook: Planned Grazing: A Study Guide and Reference Manual.

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His Name is Midnight

When it comes to ways of leaving this old world, I stand with Kenny Rogers’ Gambler lyric, “the best that you can hope for is to die in your sleep.”

But, if I had to take a second choice it would be to simply drop dead out of the saddle.

An un- mounted man is a commoner. A mounted man is a nobleman.

Check out the video and see what I mean. — jtl, 419

From my old cyber friend, John L. Moore: You can now stream the documentary, His Name is Midnight, on Amazon.Amazon.com: His Name is Midnight: Midnight, Kelly Colbert, Virginia Rollet Moore, Ray Conley: Amazon Digital Services LLC

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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) 

Environmental & Natural Resource Economics: The Austrian View

edited by

Dr Jimmy T (Gunny) LaBaume

Is now available in both PAPERBACK and Kindle

BookCoverImageMurray N. Rothbard was the father of what some call Radical Libertarianism or Anarcho-Capitalism which Hans-Hermann Hoppe described as “Rothbard’s unique contribution to the rediscovery of property and property rights as the common foundation of both economics and political philosophy, and the systematic reconstruction and conceptual integration of modern, marginalist economics and natural-law political philosophy into a unified moral science: libertarianism.”

This book applies the principles of this “unified moral science” to environmental and natural resource management issues.

The book started out life as an assigned reading list for a university level course entitled Environmental and Natural Resource Economics: The Austrian View.

As I began to prepare to teach the course, I quickly saw that there was a plethora of textbooks suitable for universal level courses dealing with environmental and natural resource economics. The only problem was that they were all based in mainstream neo-classical (or Keynesian) theory. I could find no single collection of material comprising a comprehensive treatment of environmental and natural resource economics based on Austrian Economic Theory.

However, I was able to find a large number of essays, monographs, papers delivered at professional meetings and published from a multitude of sources. This book is the result. It is composed of a collection of research reports and essays by reputable scientists, economists, and legal experts as well as private property and free market activists.

The book is organized into seven parts: I. Environmentalism: The New State Religion; II. The New State Religion Debunked; III. Introduction to Environmental and Natural Resource Economics; IV. Interventionism: Law and Regulation; V. Pollution and Recycling; VI. Property Rights: Planning, Zoning and Eminent Domain; and VII. Free Market Conservation. It also includes an elaborate Bibliography, References and Recommended Reading section including an extensive Annotated Bibliography of related and works on the subject.

The intellectual level of the individual works ranges from quite scholarly to informed editorial opinion.

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The COP of CASH

At a UN conference in Bonn, Germany a representative of the island state of Tonga approached CFACT’s delegation.  “You are Americans,” he said, “when are you going to send us the money?”

As we have been saying since Day 1, Agenda 21 et al is nothing but a not so veiled world wide redistribution of wealth–right out of our pockets and into theirs. — jtl, 419

by Craig Rucker at CFACT

The COP of CASH Friend,

They are calling COP22, the UN climate conference in Morocco, “the COP of action.”

By “action” they mean cash.

At a UN conference in Bonn, Germany a representative of the island state of Tonga approached CFACT’s delegation.  “You are Americans,” he said, “when are you going to send us the money?”

The prospect of cold hard cash, mainly from the U.S. and Europe,  is what kept the developing nations on board to vote in favor of the Paris agreement last year.  It is also the reason multi-national corporations showed up at this year’s COP in droves.

With the Paris agreement in force, much of the focus of this year’s summit is on increasing and accelerating the redistribution of cash.

Back on the table is the concept of “loss and damage.”  This week a major focus of the COP is on redefining the “WIM” or Warsaw International Mechanism for Loss and Damge which in effect means wealthy nations compensating poorer nations for their weather-related losses. The developed world has tried to limit its liability by concentrating on management of future risk.  The developing nations want direct compensation whenever natural disaster strikes for now and forever.  The UN is huddled over this issue as I write.

The Obama Administration is anxious to get the flow of cash from the U.S. to the UN rolling.

Outgoing President Obama and Secretary of State Kerry both have vowed to accomplish whatever they can under the Paris agreement before Donald Trump takes office.  Last March President Obama raided the treasury to transfer $500 million to the UN Green Climate Fund without congressional authorization.  He took the funds from an account designated to combat international diseases including the Zika virus.  Congress and the Trump transition team had best watch out for an 11th hour transfer to the UN as the Obama Administration is on its way out the door.

Once again the potential spoiler for the would-be carbon carpetbaggers of the world is the

election of Donald Trump.

Yesterday Marc Morano gave a press interview on the meaning of a Trump victory before a life-sized poster of the President-elect.  He was amazed at the level of interest.  As soon as he put up the poster and began his interview COP attendees swarmed around to hear more.  A global warming campaigner made a beeline to UN security and loudly said, “you’ve got to put a stop to this.”  The guard got her bosses, they turned Trump’s picture around and prevented Marc from finishing his remarks.

It was pretty clear that at the UN climate summit even a picture of Donald Trump is greeted with fear and denial.

The catchphrase for the delegates to COP 22 should be “show me the money!”

They are gradually learning that the incoming President’s catchphrase is “you’re fired!”

For nature and people too,

Craig Rucker
Executive Director

P.S. CFACT is having a meaningful impact at the UN climate summit in Marrakesh.  We are proud to be your eyes, ears and voice.  Your support makes our work possible.  If you’ve not yet had a chance to chip in, please make your gift right now.  Thank you.

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Planned Grazing: A Study Guide and Reference ManualPlanned Grazing: A Study Guide and Reference Manual. This is the ideal squeal to A Handbook for Ranch Managers.  Although the ecological principles remain the same, what was originally known as “The Savory Grazing Method” now answers to a multitude of different names: ranching for profit, holistic management, managed grazing, mob grazing, management intensive grazing, etc. Land & Livestock International, Inc. uses “Restoration Grazing” under its “Managing the Ranch as a Business” program.” No mater what you call it, this summary and synopsis will guide you step by step through the process and teach you how to use it as it was originally intended. No more excuses for failing to complete your grazing plans.

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