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Tension Between Ranchers and BLM Rising...

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Tensions bubbled over on the range in a turf battle that has been simmering for decades over one of the icons of the American West and scant forage on arid, high desert lands from Nevada to Wyoming. With the presence of wild horses continuing to pit animal advocates against ranchers, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, which is caught in the middle, on Saturday began seizing hundreds of cattle from a longtime rancher that it says are trespassing on public land in southern Nevada. The action came a day after the agency agreed to remove horses from the range in southwest Utah after Iron County commissioners threatened to take matters in their own hands....

Tension Between Ranchers and BLM Rising
posted on: Apr 12, 2014 | author: admin

Hage Takings Case Denied Hearing by Claims...

  Story Featured on Fox News this Weekend The historic Hage v. United States takings case is finally coming to a close after 23 years in court. The award of compensation for the taking of the Hage’s water, rights-of-way and range improvements was reversed by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in 2012 (Appellate Court). Now it appears that the United States Court of Federal Claims (Claims Court) will not be granting the Plaintiffs a hearing to allow them to argue that only parts of the compensation claim were reversed. Plaintiffs asked for the hearing in the Claims Court to allow them to argue that the Appellate Court reversed part, but not all, of the...

Hage Takings Case Denied Hearing by Claims
posted on: Apr 12, 2014 | author: admin

Hype or a Real Concern?

OK, so this country keeps getting weirder and weirder and more dictatorial all the time. They really are here, it just isn’t rumor any more.   This recently received from a friend. Right here in western Colorado: So, as I was about to park, I saw this vehicle, so I quickly got out of my car and took a picture as it drove by.  As the driver saw me do this, he slammed on the brakes, and asked, “Do you have a problem?”  To which I replied, “Just taking a picture. Is that illegal now?”  He then eked forward a few feet and stayed there in the middle of the road for about a minute and a half until a car...

Hype or a Real Concern?
posted on: Nov 28, 2013 | author: admin

Why Politics Fails

Why Politics FailsPosted: 11 Nov 2013 12:19 PM PSTNothing will change until we confront the real sources of power. By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 12th November 2013 It’s the reason for the collapse of democratic choice. It’s the source of our growing disillusionment with politics. It’s the great unmentionable. Corporate power. The media will scarcely whisper its name. It is howlingly absent from parliamentary debates. Until we name it and confront it, politics is a waste of time. The political role of corporations is generally interpreted as that of lobbyists, seeking to influence government policy. In reality they belong on the inside. They are part of the nexus of power that creates policy. They face no...

Why Politics Fails
posted on: Nov 13, 2013 | author: admin

Last Mystery of the Financial Crisis

What about the ratings agencies? That’s what “they” always say about the financial crisis and the teeming rat’s nest of corruption it left behind. Everybody else got plenty of blame: the greed-fattened banks, the sleeping regulators, the unscrupulous mortgage hucksters like spray-tanned Countrywide ex-CEO Angelo Mozilo. But what about the ratings agencies? Isn’t it true that almost none of the fraud that’s swallowed Wall Street in the past decade could have taken place without companies like Moody’s and Standard & Poor’s rubber-stamping it? Aren’t they guilty, too? Read...

Last Mystery of the Financial Crisis
posted on: Jun 26, 2013 | author: admin

The EPA’s Secret Man Caves

Everyone needs a little personal space in the office. At least, workers at a warehouse leased by the Environmental Protection Agency, in Landover, Md., seem to think so. EPA’s inspectors found secret rooms at the facility filled with exercise equipment, televisions, refrigerators, microwaves and couches. The “man caves” also boasted photos, pin ups, calendars, clothing, books, magazines and videos, according to a report dated May 31. Read...

The EPA’s Secret Man Caves
posted on: Jun 7, 2013 | author: admin

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