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Beyond Clive Bundy: The Real Range War and Why We’re Losing
Posted by MOTUS on April 13, 2014 at 12:19pm
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Hopefully your Saturday night and Palm Sunday morning activities have given you enough perspective to join me for a brief recap of the attempted federal land grab at the Bundy Ranch and the showdown at the NV Corral. You’ve undoubtedly heard the story by now of how the Bureau of Land Management attempted to evict Clive Bundy and his cows from the family’s centennial ranch (two second argument: tortoise trumps cows; because we said so). And now they’ve backed down, with an agreement that results in the slaughter of Bundy’s cows, for which he will receive half the proceeds. That’s, at least theoretically, a win for the good guys.
Now, here’s the rest of the story: (h/t Infowars and Dana Loesch)
The Bureau of Land Management, whose director was Sen. Harry Reid’s (D-Nev.) former senior adviser, has purged documents from its web site stating that the agency wants Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy’s cattle off of the land his family has worked for over 140 years in order to make way for solar panel power stations, or turtles. Or something. (more additional info here) “Back in 2012, the New American reported that Harry Reid’s son, Rory Reid, was the chief representative for a Chinese energy firm planning to build a $5-billion solar plant on public land in Laughlin, Nevada.”
Some people claim that what Harry really wants are the water rights, to divert to all his friends in Vegas, baby!
The stated reason for the land grab by the BLM was to protect a the desert tortoise – that is now so populous that the government i…
Although widely reported that Clive Bundy has not paid fees for use of his land, that isn’t quite accurate. He just hasn’t paid what the BLM thinks he should.
Last week hundreds of supporters (deemed the “militia” by the MSM, “armed anarchists” by others) showed up on the disputed land. Fevers were running high and anything might have happened. That is, prior to news of Harry Reid’s possible connections began to leak. Then, suddenly the Sherriff was able to work out a resolution with Clive, allowing the BLM armored division to back off.
web1_tresspasscattle_040514JL_01_14BLM snipers on BLM helicopter
I’m guessing the hostage negotiations were amicably settled for one of several reasons:
Barry didn’t want to be the second black President with blood on his hands.
Ricky didn’t want to be the first black Attorney General with blood on his hands.
Harry told them to back down, as the subsequent investigation would result in a midterm bloodbath.
The last time a story got a little too close to examining just why people call him “Dirty” Harry, the Feds also withdrew the complaint. Makes you wonder how many pictures, of whom, he has in private dossier.
harry reid wtf“Go ahead punk, make my day.”
So I think you’re pretty much up to speed now. When the story started to zero in on Democrat-nerve central, it had to be killed. Same as the cattle that the Feds have already rounded up from the Bundy ranch. Don’t worry though, they’re going to split the proceeds of the slaughter with the Bundy family, which is mighty generous of them, given all the trouble they’ve gone through – the Feds, I mean.
Anyway, this is certainly an interesting little story, butt there’s a much bigger, more interesting story that has been pretty much ignored in MSM.
A two-decades-old battle between a Nevada rancher and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has resulted in officials armed with machine guns surrounding the ranch and forcibly removing the owner’s cattle, according to the rancher’s family.
It’s one of those what-in-the-world is going on here storie: how is it that the Bureau of Land Management came to have armored vehicles and agents armed with military style arms in order to deal with trespassers on their national turtle refuge? If they want to evict someone occupying their land they should have to call the Sherriff – whose job is to enforce the law – just like everybody else. If the Sherriff needs backup, they call in the FBI – whose job is also to uphold the law. As far as I know, the Bureau of Land Management’s job is to, well, “manage the land” not scorch it.
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I don’t see anything in BLM’s mission statement about protecting the Constitution (obviously), upholding the law, or forcing evictions. And yet, here they are, with armed agents, armored vehicles and “low-flying” helicopters to round up a rancher’s cattle. What’s wrong with this picture?
first_amendment_areaIt’s a constitutional right, not an “area”
Now every administrative agency (emphasis on “administrative”) in the U.S. government gets to have it’s own SWAT team. Seriously, “Homeland Security aims to buy 1.6b rounds of ammo” would have been a really big story at any other time in the history of the Republic, now it’s barely noted in the MSM.
It’s no wonder we’re going broke. Armies are very expensive. Maybe we should just merge them all into one civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well funded as the military.
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So the moral of the story is this: Don’t count your liberties before they’re secured. Because in a range war between the tortoise and the Harry, freedom is only one generation away from extinction.
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Progressive Insanity and the Global Warming Cult

February 21, 2014 by 140216191222-kerry-jakarta-story-topProgressives will do virtually anything to advance their agenda. In the arena of global warming, they have resorted to hysteria and angry denunciation of those who dare to question their infallible “wisdom.” And as it is with every aspect of their agenda, such wisdom must be imposed at the expense of liberty.

Leading the charge is Secretary of State John Kerry, who epitomized the above approach in a speech to Indonesian students, civic leaders and government officials in Jakarta, Indonesia. First he laced into one the left’s favorite punching bags, namely the coal and oil industries he accused of “hijacking” the conversation. ”We should not allow a tiny minority of shoddy scientists and science and extreme ideologues to compete with scientific facts,” he declared. ”Nor should we allow any room for those who think that the costs associated with doing the right thing outweigh the benefits. The science is unequivocal, and those who refuse to believe it are simply burying their heads in the sand. We don’t have time for a meeting anywhere of the Flat Earth Society.”

Possibly suspecting that his presentation might be insufficient to galvanize the unwashed masses, Kerry added a dash of fear to the mix. ”This city, this country, this region, is really on the front lines of climate change,” Kerry warned. “It’s not an exaggeration to say that your entire way of life here is at risk. In a sense, climate change can now be considered the world’s largest weapon of mass destruction, perhaps even, the world’s most fearsome weapon of mass destruction,” he added.

Kerry is taking his cues from President Obama, who went to California, where he promptly explained that state’s worst drought in a century is linked to global climate change and greenhouse gases. “We have to be clear. A changing climate means that weather-related disasters like droughts, wildfires, storms [and] floods are potentially going to be costlier and they’re going to be harsher,” he explained.

That was apparently too much even for the New York Times, who contended that the president and his aides “were pushing at the boundaries of scientific knowledge about the relationship between climate change and drought.” Even worse, the so-called paper of record was forced to admit that the much-vaunted computer models the “consensus” scientists having been using to promote their global warming agenda “suggest that as the world warms, California should get wetter, not drier, in the winter, when the state gets the bulk of its precipitation. That has prompted some of the leading experts to suggest that climate change most likely had little role in causing the drought.” That included an assessment by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), which noted that the drought “resulted mostly from natural variations in weather.”

White House science adviser John P. Holdren, who co-authored a book describing government forced abortions and putting sterilants in the drinking water as legitimate population control measures, rode to the president’s rescue. While agreeing that no single episode of extreme weather can be linked to climate change, “the global climate has now been so extensively impacted by the human-caused buildup of greenhouse gases that weather practically everywhere is being influenced by climate change.”

The Los Angeles Times brought another angle to the mix, one that plumbs the depths of climate change hysteria. It cites a study by Matthew Ranson of Abt Associates, a Massachusetts research and consulting firm, that contends climate change “can be expected to cause an additional 22,000 murders, 180,000 cases of rape, 1.2 million aggravated assaults, 2.3 million simple assaults, 260,000 robberies, 1.3 million burglaries, 2.2 million cases of larceny and 580,000 cases of vehicle theft,” between 2010 and 2099.

In a Wall Street Journal article, authors Richard McNider and John Christy underscored the irony of Kerry comparing global warming skeptics to flat-earthers of ancient times. It was the flat-earthers who maintained something similar to the 97 percent “consensus” Kerry used to justify his rant. It was a tiny minority of scientists who posited that the earth was round. With regard to the actual science leftists accuse skeptics of ignoring, the McNider and Christy acknowledge that “carbon-dioxide levels in the atmosphere have increased due to the burning of fossil fuels, and carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is a greenhouse gas, trapping heat before it can escape into space.” Yet what remains unknown is the level of warming that will occur.

They then address the aforementioned computer models, rightly noting that those created to explain the phenomenon were built “almost entirely” by scientists heavily invested in the idea of “catastrophic” global warming. Unsurprisingly, those investments have tainted the science behind them, which explains why many of the dire predictions they engendered have turned out to be “spectacularly wrong.”

That wrongness is invariably followed by a litany of excuses. One was the idea that an increased use of aerosols by human beings that ostensibly “skewed” the results. Moreover, the “consensus” scientists continue to ignore data that does not accrue to their political convictions.

Far more devastating, climate change promoters virtually ignore the disastrous economic effects their policies would engender. As Bjorn Lomborg, director of the Copenhagen Consensus Center, a nonprofit group focused on cost-effective solutions to global problems explains, 81 percent of the world’s energy needs are provided by fossil fuels, with billions of people depending on them for survival. “For many parts of the world, fossil fuels are still vital and will be for the next few decades, because they are the only means to lift people out of the smoke and darkness of energy poverty,” he writes.

That necessity explains much of the developing world’s resistance to the Obama administration’s initiatives. At this moment in time, they prefer raising their citizens out of poverty than kowtowing to an agenda they see as a First World problem created by wealthier countries that use the most energy. Despite this reality, the president quietly announced a major policy shift last June, whereby the U.S. would place severe restrictions on federal financing of coal plants in foreign countries. ”This new policy sends a message that coal is not an acceptable fuel source for the 21st century,” said Justin Guay, international climate and energy representative of the Sierra Club at the time.

That such a message condemns billions of people around the world to a life of subsistence survival — when they survive at all — is of little consequence. Apparently for progressives, “saving the planet” has little to do with saving the people who inhabit it.

While such an agenda has fewer life and death consequences in the United States, the administration is determined to pursue the same economy-ravaging policies here. And once again a president who has made a mockery of the rule of law and the constitutionally-mandated separation of power is determined to advance those policies “with our without” Congress.

Whether he can actually do so remains to be seen. On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to hear a case on greenhouse gas emissions that could determine if Obama has so broadly interpreted the parameters of the Clean Air Act that he has rendered Congress irrelevant. Briefs filed by business groups and Republicans paint the president’s effort as another overreach by the Executive branch. A brief filed by Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) contends the president is attempting “an intolerable invasion of Congress’s domain that threatens to obliterate the line dividing executive from legislative power,” and that regulation imposed under the auspices of the EPA were “perhaps the most audacious seizure of pure legislative power over domestic economic matters attempted by the executive branch” since President Truman’s attempt to nationalize America’s steel mills during the Korean War.

Solicitor General Donald B. Verrilli Jr. countered with the administration’s argument. “The E.P.A. determined that greenhouse gas emissions endanger public health and welfare in ways that may prove to be more widespread, longer lasting and graver than the effects of any other pollutant regulated under the act,” he wrote in his brief.

The case is a challenge to a 5-4 decision made in 2007, when the Supreme Court required the EPA to regulate the emission of greenhouse gasses from motor vehicles if they endangered the public’s health and welfare. The administration wants to extend that decision to cover stationary power plants, as well as all sources that can annually emit 100 or 250 tons of relevant pollutants. That would give them the potential to regulate millions of pollution sources absent congressional authority to do so. Obama used the same rationale when he ordered the development of new standards for the nation’s heavy-duty trucks earlier this week.

Amanda C. Leiter, a law professor at American University believes a loss by the administration would not have a great impact, since they have other regulatory tools at their disposal. But the political damage could be significant because “it would be painted as another situation in which the Obama administration has overreached against the public will.”

Regardless of the decision, the administration will undoubtedly continue to overreach, aided an abetted by what authors David Horowitz and Jacob Laskin term the “New Leviathan.” They are progressive moneyed interests whose contributions dwarf those of their conservative counterparts, and who are determined to impose their agenda on the nation, regardless of the consequences. In the environmental arena, they are being led by billionaire Democrat Tom Steyer, whose political organization, NextGen Climate Action, aims to raise $100 million to support politicians who champion the man-made climate change agenda. Like so many leftist elitists, he is against the Keystone pipeline that would go a long way towards creating jobs and putting the nation further down the road towards energy independence. He considers climate change the ”generational challenge of the world.”

The real generational challenge, in America at least, is figuring out how to prevent progressives in general, and the Obama administration in particular, from fundamentally transforming the United States into a nation where liberty, freedom and free-market capitalism are regulated out of existence. Make no mistake: those who would employ questionable science to impose what amounts to a death penalty on millions of Third-World residents struggling for their very existence don’t think twice about imposing untold economic hardship on their fellow Americans, 76 percent of whom live “paycheck to paycheck,” for the same reason.

And its not about the environment. As a study by the Science and Public Policy Institute reveals, if Americans completely stopped emitting all carbon immediately — stopped driving, stopped cooling and heating our homes, shut down all the power plants, and even stopped talking – the global temperature would decrease by only 0.17 degrees Celsius by 2100.

As Bjorn Lomborg explains, the United States is already “showing the way” towards a future with cleaner fuel sources. That the Obama administration would sacrifice the well-being of millions of Americans and billions of impoverished people to force-feed that future is precisely what they did to the nation when they force-fed it ObamaCare based on the same litany of hysteria, lies and smears they are using here. One can only wonder when Americans will tire of the progressive lust for power wrapping itself as noble intentions.

Ben Shapiro

» The Left Preaches the Great Apocalypse of Global Warming » Commentary — GOPUSA

This week, Secretary of State John Kerry announced to a group of Indonesian students that global warming was “perhaps the world’s most fearsome weapon of mass destruction.” He added, “Because of climate change, it’s no secret that today Indonesia is … one of the most vulnerable countries on Earth. It’s not an exaggeration to say that the entire way of life that you live and love is at risk.”

Meanwhile, Hollywood prepared to drop a new blockbuster based on the biblical story of Noah. The film, directed by Darren Aronofsky, centers on the story of the biblical character who built an ark after God warned him that humanity would be destroyed thanks to its sexual immorality and violent transgressions. The Hollywood version of the story, however, has God punishing humanity not for actual sin, but for overpopulation and global warming — an odd set of sins, given God’s express commandments in Genesis 1:28 to “be fruitful, multiply, fill the earth, and subdue it.”

This weird perspective on sin — the notion that true sin is not sin, but that consumerism is — is actually nothing new. In the 1920s, the left warned of empty consumerism with the fire and brimstone of Jonathan Edwards; Sinclair Lewis famously labeled the American middle class “Babbitts” — characters who cared too much about buying things.

In his novel of the same name, Lewis sneered of his bourgeois antihero, “He had enormous and poetic admiration, though very little understanding, of all mechanical devices. They were his symbols of truth and beauty.” Lewis wrote, through the voice of his radical character Doane, that consumerism has created “standardization of thought, and of course, the traditions of competition. The real villains of the piece are the clean, kind, industrious Family Men who use every known brand of trickery and cruelty to insure the prosperity of their cubs. The worst thing about these fellows it that they’re so good and, in their work at least, so intelligent.”

Lewis, of course, was a socialist. So were anti-consumerism compatriots like H.G. Wells, H.L. Mencken and Herbert Croly. And their brand of leftism was destined to infuse the entire American left over the course of the 20th century. As Fred Siegel writes in his new book, “The Revolt Against The Masses,” this general feeling pervaded the left during the 1950s, even as more Americans were attending symphony concerts than ballgames, with 50,000 Americans per year buying paperback version of classics. That’s because if the left were to recognize the great power of consumerism in bettering lives and enriching culture, the left would have to become the right.

Of course, consumerism is not an unalloyed virtue. Consumerism can be utilized for hedonism. But it can also be utilized to make lives better, offering more opportunity for spiritual development. It’s precisely this latter combination that the left fears, because if consumerism and virtue are allied, there is no place left for the Marxist critique of capitalism — namely that capitalism makes people less compassionate, more selfish, and ethically meager. And so consumerism must be severed from virtue (very few leftists critique Americans’ propensity for spending cash on Lady Gaga concerts) so that it can be castigated as sin more broadly.

In a world in which consumerism is the greatest of all sins, America is the greatest of all sinners, which, of course, is the point of the anti-consumerist critique from the left: to target America. Global warming represents the latest apocalyptic consequence threatened by the leftist gods for the great iniquity of buying things, developing products, and competing in the global marketplace. And America must be called to heel by the great preachers in Washington, D.C., and Hollywood.

Ben Shapiro, 30, is a graduate of UCLA and Harvard Law School, a radio host on KTTH 770 Seattle and KRLA 870 Los Angeles, Editor-in-Chief of TruthRevolt.org, and Senior Editor-at-Large of Breitbart News. He is the New York Times best-selling author of “Bullies: How the Left’s Culture of Fear and Intimidation Silences America.” He lives with his wife and daughter in Los Angeles. To find out more about Ben Shapiro and read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate website at http://www.creators.com.

By Timothy H. Lee
Thursday, January 23 2014

Want to stump a global warming alarmist?

Just ask him to describe how the Great Lakes were originally formed.

At over 94,000 square miles, the Great Lakes constitute the largest group of freshwater lakes on Earth, and possess fully 21% of its surface fresh water.  Lake Superior alone is the world’s largest continental lake, while Lake Michigan claims the title of largest freshwater lake entirely within one nation’s borders.

And how were those enormous lakes formed?  By fluctuating climate change approximately 10,000 years ago, as the Ice Age ended and giant glaciers receded so dramatically that they carved massive basins into the continental crust.  In other words, long before the first internal combustion engine or coal-fired electrical plant, the planet experienced a global warming period so pronounced that the world’s largest freshwater lakes were formed.  Imagine the hysteria and politicized attempts to place blame if that was underway today.

That geological history regained relevance this week, as another severe winter freeze descended upon the nation amid the ongoing climate change cacophony.  Specifically, the Great Lakes are currently experiencing their greatest level of freezing in 25 years.  That was several years before Al Gore inflicted “Earth in the Balance” upon the public.

The continually discredited Al Gore aside, The Wall Street Journal detailed the surprising magnitude of the new global cooling crisis this week:

“The Midwest hasn’t had this much ice on the Great Lakes and other bodies of water this early in the season for decades, and another blast of cold is expected this week.  Wind chills as low as 40 degrees below zero are forecast for the Upper Midwest, according to the National Weather Service…  About 60% of the Great Lakes will be under ice cover for the months of January and February, predicts George Leshkevich, a scientist with the Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory, part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.  During the past three decades, the average maximum freeze-over has only been about 50% each year.  Last year, it was roughly 38%.  It has been 25 years since the lakes have had this much ice this early, said Mark Gill, director of vessel traffic services with the U.S. Coast Guard in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, which hit minus-16 degrees on January 3.” 

Over at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), meanwhile, climatologists also confirmed that the nearly two-decade plateau in global surface temperatures continued in 2013.  According to Gavin Schmidt, a scientist at NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies, “The trends over the last ten to fifteen years compared to the trends before that do appear to be lower than they were.”  He continued, “We’ve been looking at this in separate work, and partially it seems to be a function of internal variability in the system, so the fact is that we’ve had more La Nina-like conditions over the last few years compared to earlier in the 2000s or in the late 1990s.”

According to climate change alarmists, however, that should not have happened.

Consider that in the two decades since 1997, when that temperature plateau began, China, India and other undeveloped nations have industrialized on a massive scale, meaning enormous increases in human carbon output.  The United States, Europe and other industrialized nations have also continued to grow, continuing their carbon output levels as well.  Yet none of the parallel and consequent increase in global temperatures has occurred, despite confident predictions from global warming alarmists.

“Given that the estimates that the average decadal increase in global surface temperature is 0.2 degrees Celsius, the world is now 0.3 degrees cooler than it should have been,” said BBC astrophysicist and science editor David Whitehouse.  “The pause in global surface temperature that began in 1997, according to some estimates, continues,” he added.  “Statistically speaking, there has been no trend in global temperatures over this period.”

So we’ve now experienced a global temperature plateau more enduring than the brief warming period that triggered the current politicized global warming movement in the first place.  As illustrated by infamous high-profile reports from The New York Times, Paul Ehrlich, Newsweek and Time in the mid-1970s, global cooling was the supposed climate crisis that decade.  Yet an even longer period of temperature stability hasn’t moderated their confidence or rhetoric.

Perhaps they’ll simply begin claiming that climate stability is its own crisis.

Regardless, global temperatures are constantly warming and cooling, as the geological history of the Great Lakes shows.  It’s something for climate alarmists to reconsider, as they ice skate over portions that haven’t been this frozen since Ronald Reagan was still in the White House and Al Gore was just a Senator.

The scam that will not die

By Washington Times (DC) December 18, 2013 6:54 am

We were all supposed to be dead by now, fried to a toasty potatolike chip. Or doomed to die with the polar bears. It was to be a soggy end for the most beautiful planet in the cosmos and for all the passengers riding on it. The global alarmists never quite got their story of fright and fear straight, whether by now we would be fried or frozen.

First they warned of global warming, and when they needed a new narrative “global warming” became “climate change.” They finally settled on something they could prove because the climate does, in fact, change. First it rains, and then the sun comes out. Then it rains again. Rain, sun, rain, sun, drip, drip and dry. The narrative is ever new.

There was always a scarcity of evidence that the globe was on a wild tear, but there was never a scarcity of alarm. We got bedtime stories of ghosts and goblins from the graveyard, wild monsters from Boggy Creek, even a creature from a black lagoon and all kinds of other things that make the night a time of fearsome fun and games. Al Gore, who had a lot of time on his hands after his White House gig was aborted, even made a movie about it. It’s still popular in certain circles on Halloween night.

Only 13 years ago (and 13 is the unluckiest of the numbers, which is pretty scary, too), a scientist at the climate-research unit of Britain’s University of East Anglia predicted that “within a few years’ time” a snowfall would be “a vary rare and exciting event. Children just aren’t going to know what snow is.” Some of the newspapers eagerly cooperated with spreading the “news.” One of them reported that for the first time a well-known toy shop on London’s Regent Street had no sleds on display. Who needs scientific evidence when you have a story like that?

That was then, and this is now, and Britain is huddled against predictions that 2013-14 will be one of the coldest and wettest winters in a very long time. “Worst winter for decades,” cried the Daily Express. “Record-breaking snow predicted for November.” And so it came to pass. By the end of November, British teeth were chattering, and snow, ice and plummeting temperatures were at hand all across “the sceptr’d isle,” and it wasn’t yet winter. The kids were getting lots of lessons in “snow,” the snow they were never going to see.

The global-warming hysteria grew quickly after that early prediction of a scarcity of snow. Certain scientists with more ambition than sense saw opportunity lying close at hand. With the falling snow could come falling grants to pay for learned papers. Learned academics have learned that a feverish alarm, served with a dollop of hysteria, can move the learned nonsense out of the faculty lounge and into the newspapers and onto television screens. And not just in Old Blighty, whence the scam originated.

James Hansen, whose career at NASA gave him the credentials to be taken seriously even when he didn’t sound serious, predicted that in the decade after 2020 the average annual temperature would rise by 9 degrees, with more heat to come. Soon we would be boiling like lobsters. An ambitious young man with his sights on medicine or the law might set his sights higher, and consider a career in fans and air conditioning.

Mr. Hansen, in an op-ed essay in The Washington Post, blames everything on “climate change” – the European heat wave of 2003, the Russian heat wave of 2010, catastrophic droughts in Texas and Oklahoma last year. To discount his view of what’s at stake – a climactic version of hope and change – “would be like quitting your job and playing the lottery every morning to pay the bills.”

The admiration Mr. Hansen and his like-minded colleagues have for themselves is as breathtaking as their contempt for all who disagree with them. The more their scam crumbles, the louder they shout its particulars. Mr. Hansen says he started speaking out about climate change again, after a period of relative reticence, because he did not want his grandchildren to say, “Pa, you understood what was happening, but you never made it clear.” Now that events are making it clear what a scam global warming really is, those grandchildren are more likely to say, “Pa, why did you tell all those fibs and stretchers for so long?”

Wesley Pruden is editor emeritus of The Washington Times.


» Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn releases Wastebook, slams ‘stupid’ spending » News — GOPUSA

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WASHINGTON – Tax breaks for brothels, paying federal workers for not working and the Obamacare website all made Sen. Tom Coburn’s annual Wastebook this year, but the Oklahoma Republican aimed much of his scorn Tuesday at the U.S. Defense Department.

Coburn’s book includes 100 examples of “stupid” federal spending totaling $30 billion, and he challenged claims by the Pentagon and federal agencies that their cupboards are bare.

“The truth is we would much rather borrow money than cut spending,” Coburn, of Muskogee, said at a news conference. “We see no waste, cut no waste and embrace increasing the burden on the American people because we won’t do our jobs, and it’s Republicans and Democrats alike.”

Coburn has been documenting questionable government spending for years — in his Wastebooks, and in reports that focus on specific agencies. He said Tuesday that people may be looking at some spending more closely now because of his reports, but he blamed Congress for not doing the oversight necessary to change the patterns.

Coburn’s criticism of defense spending included the decision to destroy $7 billion worth of equipment in Afghanistan — “wasted, valuable equipment because it’s too hard to utilize it in some other part of the world” — and to mothball brand new planes because, he said, the Afghan military didn’t want them.

“In my mind, if you wanted to save $100 billion a year at the Pentagon, you could do it without any difficulty, without affecting our readiness, our training or supply,” Coburn said.

The Wastebook also slams:

The Obamacare website, calling it the biggest marketing flop since “New Coke”;

A tax code that allows brothel owners to claim standard business deductions;

Numerous government-funded research projects, including one to study “romance” in novels, songs and other art forms;

A $300 million U.S. Army blimp, which went unused and was eventually sold back to the contractor for $300,000;

Agriculture programs that saddle the government with surplus sugar and fund U.S. wine promotion in China;

State Department expenditures to get “likes” on its Facebook page, improve the landscaping at the NATO ambassador’s house in Belgium and buy handblown crystal stemware for embassies, while officials claimed they didn’t have enough money to provide proper security at the embassy in Benghazi;

Paying federal employees for not working during the 16-day government shutdown in October, including more than 100,000 who make at least $100,000 a year.

“This report speaks volumes about why the American people have lost confidence in government, why Congress’ ratings are at 6 percent,” Coburn said.

“To me this is a moral issue. If you’re spending money you don’t have on things you don’t absolutely need and the result of that is lowering the standard of living for the young people of this country, I think that’s immoral.”



Regulatory Commissars: EPA Issues Rules

Sep. 23, 2013

Two weeks ago we outlined what to expect when the Environmental Protection Agency was to present new climate regulation ordered by Barack Obama through executive power in June. The EPA’s official report released Friday affirms our report: “[N]ew large natural gas-fired turbines would need to meet a limit of 1,000 pounds of CO2 per megawatt-hour, while new small natural gas-fired turbines would need to meet a limit of 1,100 pounds of CO2 per megawatt-hour. New coal-fired units would need to meet a limit of 1,100 pounds of CO2 per megawatt-hour.”

The result will be intentionally disastrous for coal-powered plants that will now be forced to install costly carbon capture technology. “No coal-fired power plant has done that yet, in large part because of the cost,” observes The Wall Street Journal. “And those plants that the EPA points to as potential models … have received hundreds of millions of dollars in federal grants and tax credits.” Imagine that: An expensive (and likely subpar) technology in need of a government subsidy. We have a good idea how this will turn out.

Perhaps the most egregious comments come from EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy. While testifying last week before the House Energy and Commerce Committee, McCarthy was asked what effect any of the EPA’s 26 climate regulations have had on curbing global warming. “It’s unlikely that any specific one step is going to be seen as having … a visible change in any of those [indicators],” McCarthy admitted.

So let’s get this straight: An administration working to “save the planet” from “climate change” admits it’s likely none of the regulations have done anything to actually curb warming. And yet, the answer is to instate more carbon rules. This administration will do whatever it takes to destroy the coal industry in service to its leftist ideology.



By Paul McGuire
November 12, 2013

On a recent History Channel special I watched a documentary on how Adolph Hitler and the Nazis seduced a nation, and the psychological dynamics that go along with that process. One of the first steps is that ordinary people begin to lose their innate power to discern good from evil in people. As young boy growing up in New York City, my atheist mother, a card carrying member of the ACLU, taught me how to read people by what their faces and eyes projected. There was a time in America when this was just plain old common sense.

We now live in a world where people do not seem to be able to recognize the strong messages that our cultural, religious and political leaders are sending us through their facial countenance. To be blunt, most often when a person looks evil they are evil, plain and simple.

But I think this basic truth goes deeper than that. I believe there is a direct relationship between the incremental moral choices people make and their openness to spiritual energy and to what might be called interdimensional beings. Quantum physics and String Theory tell us that we live in a multi-dimensional universe that consists of something like vibrating strings. Some physicists believe that it is this vibration which creates what we call the material world. Perhaps the words in Genesis 1:3: And God said, Let there be light: and there was light, is not as farfetched as some people think it is. The idea that some kind of great consciousness which the Bible defines as the Personal Living God used His Word as some kind of vibrational command to create matter and energy. To speculate further (and this is nothing more than speculation on my part), sound is a longitudinal vibration in air or other matter, and light is a transverse vibration in space, in the ether. Perhaps God’s word is a strange kind of longitudinal vibration in the ether…a kind of sound and a kind of light all at once, both the Light and the Word of Truth. Perhaps God’s Word is the ether, an ether that is a matrix of waves.

Both biologists and physicists are telling us that our DNA is actually transformed by emotion and thought. In addition, when people are healthy they actually glow because they produce bio photons within them. What if evil people and good people live on different vibrational frequencies and the energy they project is based on that specific vibrational frequency? The Bible tells us that we are the temple of the Holy Spirit, which means that our physical body holds not only the Third Person of the Trinity, but some kind of vibrational frequency.

Dr. Leonard G. Horowitz, author of “Musical Cult Control: The Rockefeller Foundation’s War on Consciousness Through The Imposition of A=440HZ Standard Tuning,” believes that ancient religions like Christianity and Judaism used music to elevate Man spiritually. The original Solfeggio music scale which was equivalent to the note “C,” was 528 Hz. According to Horowtiz, in September 1939 Rockefeller and Illuminati financial interests dictated that the standard tuning for the note of “A” above middle “C” would be precisely 440 cycles per second.

The British Standards Institute adopted A=440 Hz in 1939, promoted by the strange consortium of Rockefeller Foundation influence and the Nazi government. Ironically, the British adopted a tuning standard promoted by the Third Reich, just as both went to war. While 440 Hz had been rejected by British musicians only three months prior, Josef Goebbels persuaded the BSI to adapt 440 Hz, saying it was of extraordinary importance.

Dr. Leonard Horowitz writes “Music bioenergetically affects your body chemistry, psycho neuro immunology, and health. Your body is now vibrating musically, audibly and subliminally, according to an institutionally imposed frequency in harmony with aggression and in dissonance rather than vibrating in harmony with Love.” If you think Horowtiz’s research is something out of a science fiction movie, do a little research into the background of the musical scales of the Grateful Dead.

What people do and what people are in terms of good and evil creates vibrational energy. If you were to invite many of the political leaders of either political party into your home, you might be impressed with their charm as an adult, but your little children would begin to cry, your dogs would growl, and your cats would hiss. Why? Because they are not being seduced by their attire or charm; they are reacting instinctively to their vibrational energy. It almost seems as if our world has been invaded by grotesque interdimensional beings who disguise themselves as human. On any given night these psychic vampires appear on our television screens as celebrities, politicians and media personalities feeding off what is left of the energy of the goodness of the American people. This is a metaphor that has been explored by numerous writers and filmmakers.

In John Carpenter’s 1988 science fiction cult film, They Live, the hero discovers the ruling class are really aliens who disguise and hide their true appearance to look human. They take control over all aspects of society by using a signal mixed with a television broadcast and subliminal messages transmitted by mass media. John Whitehead, a constitutional expert and founder of the Rutherford Institute says:

“They Live” which I explore in greater detail in A Government of Wolves, assumes the future has already arrived. John Nada is a homeless person who stumbles across a resistance movement and finds a pair of sunglasses that enables him to see the real world around him. What he discovers is a monochrome reality in a world controlled by ominous beings who bombard the citizens with subliminal messages such as “obey” and “conform.” Carpenter makes an effective political point about the underclass (everyone except those in power,that is): we, the prisoners of our devices, are too busy sucking up the entertainment trivia beamed into our brains and attacking each other to start an effective resistance movement.”

In an article entitled “John Carpenter’s Prophetic Visions of the American Police State,” October 28, 2013 by John W. Whitehead writes “Carpenter, as author John Muir writes in his insightful book The Films of John Carpenter, sees the government working against its own citizens. This theme features prominently in the films I explore in my new book, A Government of Wolves: The Emerging American Police State, which examines how writers and filmmakers have used science fiction to forecast the future, hold up a mirror to the present, and most important of all, engage their audiences in a critical dialogue about what happens when power, technology and militaristic governance converge. Yet even among a pantheon of dystopian films such asMinority Report, Nineteen Eighty-Four, The Matrix, and V for Vendetta, Carpenter’s work stands out for its clarity of vision.”

What is interesting is that John Carpenter’s films were influenced by H.P. Lovecraft; in fact, the screenplay of They Live was written by Carpenter under the pseudonym of Frank Armitage, a character in one of Lovecraft’s novels, The Dunwich Horror. In John Carpenter’s The Thing an alien creature is discovered under the ice of Antarctica. The Thing is a remake of the 1951 Howard Hawks film The Thing from Another World, which was also based on a short story by John W. Campbell called “Who Goes There?” The Thing, with its Antarctic setting, acknowledges H.P. Lovecraft’s At the Mountains of Madness, which is currently being made into a major motion picture by Hollywood.

What happened in Nazi Germany with Adolph Hitler takes us into far deeper dimensions than simply being able to read people and recognize the power of evil at work. H.P. Lovecraft’s novella was written in 1931 and it borrowed from the myths of secret German occult societies that spoke of a super race of god-men that came from the stars and settled on the island of Thule, which some believe was Atlantis, and then escaped into a deep underground civilization in a frozen region called Hyperborea.

The Nazis quest to conquer “Neuschwabenland” and the Nazi creation of UFO-type technologies which was perhaps based on the clairvoyant contact of beings from another dimension by the Vril maidens, centers around the Nazi stronghold built under Antarctica. One could dismiss all this as nonsense except for the fact that the Nazi rocket scientists under the leadership of men like Wernher von Braun, who helped to found NASA, were far beyond America and the rest of the world in their technology, and the Nazi rocket scientist took these legends seriously.

America is currently under a spell, and that spell is based on vibrational energy. There are people who appear nightly on our television screens who are actually monsters. They are frightening and scary and most of all they are evil, but most Americans are like the citizens in John Carpenter’s They Live… they are in some kind of trance state and cannot see the obvious. Find a pair of those sunglasses and lend it to them, because as Carpenter said with the title of his movie, They Live!

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By Kelleigh Nelson
November 9, 2013

Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.~Anatole France

If all the beasts were gone, men would die from a great loneliness of spirit, for whatever happens to the beasts also happens to the man. All things are connected. Whatever befalls the Earth befalls the sons of the Earth. ~Chief Seattle of the Suquamish Tribe, letter to President Franklin Pierce

If you have men who will exclude any of God’s creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men. ~St. Francis of Assisi

People who love their pets consider them part of the family and as such, many of us treat them as though they are our “children.” Dogs and cats are special four legged creatures to many of us, and we cherish them. The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and UN Agenda 21 are working together to destroy not only America’s agricultural industries, but also the ownership of our pets.

How do you destroy agriculture, including the pet industry, in America?

Answer: Regulate them out of business:

 Raise the cost of growing our food and breeding animals.
 Which reduces the total production and availability of food and animals.
 Thereby, weakening the economic structure of agribusiness and the pet industry.

And, while this sounds like fiction, it is very real and happening throughout America courtesy of the United Nations action plan called, Agenda 21. [Link], [Link]

Below is a map from The Calvary Group showing the connections between UN Agenda 21, HSUS, and the purposeful destruction of the agricultural and pet industries in the United States.

HSUS, CEO Wayne Pacelle

One of the biggest scams in US history is conning people into believing their donated funds are being used/invested as intended and advertised. The marketing campaign by the HSUS is no different. Less than 1% of the $130 million yearly budget from donations, which good people send to HSUS in order to save abandoned animals, goes to local pet shelters to save these animals. Instead the HSUS has socked away more than $17 million dollars in its own pension fund. CEO, Wayne Pacelle, and HSUS are now spending these monies for their defense in court over a racketeering lawsuit. [Link], [Link] Well paid lawyers, lobbyists, and the HSUS pension fund are all supported by donations intended for shelter animals which never reach the animals. If nothing else in this article means anything to you, please give to your local no-kill shelters directly, rather than giving to HSUS.

Wayne Pacelle is the president and CEO of the (HSUS). He took over the helm of the organization in 2004 after being a part of HSUS for over 10 years. Pacelle attended Yale University and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in environmental studies and history in 1987. By the time he graduated, he was already a radical activist. Pacelle was a vegan by 19 and, as a 21-year-old Yale student, he was arrested and charged with a misdemeanor for harassing hunters. Wayne Pacelle is 47 years old, a registered lobbyist, and is engaged to Al Jazeera reporter Lisa Fletcher.

Like many other non-profits we’ve heard about, there is big money to be made for those who run the organization. Here are the links for the 2009 IRS 990, the 2010 IRS 990, and the 2011 IRS 990 forms for HSUS who is a 501(c)3 tax exempt, non-profit organization. The 2011 IRS 990 shows Pacelle’s salary as $268,226. and other compensation as $31,295. They spend $8.5 million a year on marketing, $7.7 million a year on direct response, $2.3 million on fundraising consultants, and $1.6 million on print management. The lowest salary paid is a 20 hour a week assistant secretary at $57,000. Nice work if you can get it! Remember, this is more than two years ago. Scroll through their net assets and expenditures, I believe you’ll find it interesting.

HSUS is an extremist animal rights group that deceptively portrays itself as an animal welfare organization in order to procure monetary donations from animal loving Americans. Pacelle directs millions of dollars given to HSUS towards animal rights activism in the media, state legislatures, congress and the courtroom by launching attacks on farmers, hunters, circuses, meat-eating, and furriers. Pacelle’s goal is to advance the vegan agenda of animal “liberation” by engaging in massive fundraising campaigns to raise the money necessary for his expensive and destructive attacks.

In 1991, Pacelle spoke out against the United States Forest Service, saying that the agency should not clear land to allow for cattle grazing. Pacelle has consistently opposed all animal farming, telling Animal People News, “We have no ethical obligation to preserve the different breeds of livestock produced through selective breeding… One generation and out. We have no problems with the extinction of domestic animals. They are creations of human selective breeding.”

In California in 2008, Pacelle succeeding in getting Proposition 2 passed which imposed mandates on housing for pregnant pigs and egg-laying chickens. Before the vote, the University of California at Davis conducted an analysis of the impact of this legislation. Their results showed Prop 2 would be the almost complete elimination of egg production in California within six years. Pacelle wants this nationwide!

Pacelle obviously comes naturally to this stance. Back in 1987 he ran for Alderman in New Haven, Connecticut. (He lost.) Pacelle ran as a member of the Green Party, who embrace the same stances as UN Agenda 21 with no farming/ranching, no hunting, no fishing, no domestic pets, and strict human population control. See [here], [here], [here], and [here]—about the longstanding alliance between the environmental and animal rights movements.

Back in 1987, the national platform for the Green Party created a plan called, “Ethical Treatment of Animals.” This, of course, hasn’t anything to do with the care and concern for puppies and kittens.

 We are firmly committed to the eventual abolition by law of animal research …
 We encourage vegetarianism for ethical, ecological, and health reasons …
 Steps should be taken to begin phasing out intensive confinement systems of livestock production
 Hunting, trapping, and fishing for sport should be prohibited …
 We strongly discourage any further breeding of companion animals …
 We call for an end to the use of animals in entertainment and sports such as … rodeos, circuses … [and] quasi-educational institutions such as zoos and aquariums

The official 2010 version of the Green Party platform reads like a combination of PETA and HSUS. (Check out the latest on PETA hunting hunters). This is the dream of Wayne Pacelle, the destruction of America’s agricultural industries as well as the proper and good breeding of companion animals. Wayne Pacelle attitude is shown his his statement, “In fact, I don’t want to see another cat or dog born.” Say goodbye to your dogs, cats, horses, pot bellied pigs, etc. unless you choose to fight

Remember convicted dog fighting kingpin, Michael Vick? Well, HSUS and Wayne Pacelle came out on Vick’s side, stating he should be allowed to own dogs again. Wayne told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that Vick (not Vick’s family¬) “would do a good job as a pet owner.” HSUS raised tons of donation dollars on-line to “care for the seized dogs,” but the truth was, HSUS and Pacelle wanted all of Vick’s fighting dogs euthanized. Much to his chagrin, all but eight of the dogs were rehabilitated. Personally, I wouldn’t let Vick near another four legged creature, but a $50,000 donation to HSUS from the Philadelphia Eagles obviously eased Pacelle’s conscience.

HSUS and Maurice Strong

Former UN Secretary General Maurice Strong called on the United Nations to “cause the collapse of America.” Maurice Strong is a board member of the HSUS and founder of “Agenda 21.” You can buy the forty chapter book sold by the UN, laying out the proposed policies for their agenda for the 21st century, which is designed to achieve Maurice Strong’s goal to “cause the collapse of America.”

Strong advocates using non-governmental organizations like the HSUS to incrementally implement the policies in the Agenda 21 proposal at the state and local level to ultimately achieve his goal. In 1987, the HSUS established the James Herriot Award to be given to people or groups who promoted animal welfare. Both Maurice Strong, and Albert Gore have received this award from HSUS. What does that tell you? [Link] In reality they’re promoting the elimination of private small breeders, not the big puppy mills. Small breeders do it for the love of the animals, for the temperament, the looks, the health of the animal, and of course to win blue ribbons! HSUS and Strong want them taxed, registered, regulated, raided and priced out of their small businesses and hobby of raising puppies to be placed in good homes. North and South Carolina have fought off attempt after attempt from HSUS to do just that!

From the article, What I Learned at the Dog Show:

As with pretty much every group of ranchers, dairymen, biomedical research scientists, and chicken farmers I’ve met, the breeders I spoke with this weekend had varying levels of awareness about the looming political threat from HSUS. Some of them can’t be bothered to be bothered. Others are fired up at the mere mention of Wayne Pacelle’s name.

“Somebody has to take that guy on,” one 50-ish man barked when I brought up the name of HSUS’s CEO. “That whole movement is nuts. After I showed up to lobby against HSUS’s last North Carolina breeder tax, I started getting calls in the middle of the night, untraceable phone calls, from these people saying they were going to come on my property, take my dogs, and burn my house down. I told ‘em my new rifle has an awesome night scope. That pretty much ended it.”

I spoke to the crowd after the Best In Show was awarded, in this case to a fluffy Pekingese named “Noelle.” I told them that their problem is the same as the one faced by pork producers, egg farmers, dairymen, and even cancer researchers. But it was up to them to reach beyond their circle of friends—outside their comfort zone—if their kids and grandkids were going to keep being Junior Handlers and continue to raise the dog breeds they’ve come to love.

Veterinarians understand the dangers of HSUS, PETA and similar organizations. Watch Dr. Ron DeHaven, the Executive Vice President of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), speaking in August of 2009.

Dr. DeHaven takes to task the Humane Society of the United States, and specifically HSUS CEO, Wayne Pacelle, for favoring scare tactics and emotionalism over science and real expertise:


There is an outright effort by both HSUS and the UN to make all of the animal cruelty laws felonies. Remember, the UN Agenda 21 supporters within our government know the majority of rural Americans are gun owners. Ranchers and farmers need to own firearms to protect their animals and property. They make up a large percentage of America’s animal owners used for agricultural purposes. If the animal right extremists of the HSUS can successfully make all animal cruelty laws felonies, then rural people convicted of animal cruelty by protecting their domesticated and ranch animals from wolves, bears, mountain lions, or by raising stock for market, etc., they will then become felons. Felons cannot own firearms. The Federal Government would then be allowed to deprive rural Americans of their constitutional rights to own, possess, and harvest their livestock, as well as depriving them of their right to keep and bear arms.

The biggest obstacle of the UN Agenda 21 advocates at this time is the U.S. Constitution, the Second Amendment, and guns in the hands of Americans. The global elitists within America must institute policies which will remove as many guns as possible from American citizens. This includes all the politicians both state and federal, who are supporting the UN Agenda “to cause the collapse of America” and end America’s sovereignty in order to bring America under the UN control.

Wayne Pacelle is using misguided Americans to destroy America. The HSUS propaganda machine has intentionally lied to and misled people who care about shelter animals, and who donate to HSUS.

What would James Madison think of municipal police forces tricked out with military gear invading animal shelters for the crime of nursing a baby deer? What would Patrick Henry say if he saw the nation’s working people meekly lining up to be shorn every April 15? And on and on….Any elected official that is NOT working to repeal every piece of legislation that the HSUS has ever brought about and/or supported is negligent in their duties and supporting Maurice Strong’s efforts to “cause the collapse of America.”

Some people within our government are working along with Maurice Strong and the HSUS attempting to “cause the collapse of America” by destroying America’s agriculture industries and small breeders. (Think about all the dogs who help the blind, and disabled). [Link]

I urge you to send this article to everyone you know. Our food sources, and our beloved animal companions are in danger because of groups like HSUS and Maurice Strong’s UN Agenda 21. Please fight any HSUS legislation. Put on your full armor and fight and pray. Please also support your local no-kill animal shelters with a few dollars or a bag of food.

© 2013 Kelleigh Nelson – All Rights Reserved

Kelleigh Nelson has been researching the Christian right and their connections to the left, the new age, and cults since 1975. Formerly an executive producer for three different national radio talk show hosts, she was adept at finding and scheduling a variety of wonderful guests for her radio hosts. She and her husband live in Knoxville, TN, and she has owned her own wholesale commercial bakery since 1990. Prior to moving to Tennessee, Kelleigh was marketing communications and advertising manager for a fortune 100 company in Ohio. Born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, she was a Goldwater girl with high school classmate, Hillary Rodham, in Park Ridge, Illinois. Kelleigh is well acquainted with Chicago politics and was working in downtown Chicago during the 1968 Democratic convention riots. Kelleigh is presently the secretary for Rocky Top Freedom Campaign, a strong freedom advocate group.

Website: www.rockytopfreedom.com

E-Mail: Proverbs133@bellsouth.net



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