Monthly Archives: February 2018

Rancher Takes an Unconventional Path to Restoring His Land

via Chris Gill  at The Circle Ranch “Chris Gill, 72,  together with his family own Circle Ranch in far-West Texas. He thinks of the desert habitat, its flora and fauna, as a single system.” NOTE: this article was initially posted to … Continue reading

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Guns and Schools: Can the Market do Better?

The right to own guns flows naturally from self-ownership of our bodies. To answer the title question: Of course it can! There is NOTHING (up to and including the provision of protective and adjudicative services) that government does that a … Continue reading

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School teachers — competent or morons?

I would suggest that unfortunately for us all, the threat of terrorist attack, whatever the motivation, is now simply universal — it exists in small-town Texas just as it does in New York or Paris or Kabul. And now there … Continue reading

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Hey, Gun Controllers More Gun Violence: Let’s Look Beyond Politics

For example, why do those calling for more gun control remain silent when armed federal agents raid Amish farms to stop them from selling raw milk? This shows the hypocrisy of those who call for restrictions on private firearms ownership … Continue reading

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Candidate for BLM director joins legal team in Snake River ranch dispute

Budd-Falen said she remains in consideration to be tapped by Trump to become the director of the BLM, which is a division of the U.S. Department of Interior under Secretary Ryan Zinke…  “I can’t say that moving to Washington (D.C.) … Continue reading

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EPA Chief Scott Pruitt Cancels Trip to Israel as Furor Over His First-Class Travel Habits Grows

…Pruitt claimed that the “very toxic environment politically, particularly around issues of the environment” necessitated the pricey flights. He also claimed security staff, not him, had made those travel arrangements in the interests of his own safety. It seems obvious … Continue reading

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She was fined $5,600 for a few chickens. Now she is suing to end ‘prosecution fees’ in Indio and Coachella.

Ramona Morales, 79, filed a class-action lawsuit attacking privatized prosecutions in the eastern Coachella Valley. Ah yes, Agenda 21 at its best. — jtl, 419 by Brett Kelman, The Desert Sun   Ramona Morales, 79, had no idea a few chickens … Continue reading

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Move the headquarters of federal land agencies West

When your own ox is being gored it gets your attention. From: The Elko Daily Free Press Head ’em up, move ’em out. There has been a lot of talk since the Trump administration has taken over about where to … Continue reading

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Get Ready for the War on Meat

Mark Thornton accurately depicts the results of prohibitive taxation or outright bans of certain goods or substances:…The major takeaway from Thornton’s analysis is that when the government puts the clamps on goods and services, it creates incentives for black market … Continue reading

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The Hard Truth About the West’s Wild Horse Problem

The federal government’s Wild Horse and Burro Program is broken, leaving thousands of animals to starve. One of the toughest old geezers I have ever known was an old “Mustanger” that hung out at the same Jackpot Bull Riding Arena … Continue reading

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