04/19/14

Michele Fiore – How To Handle A Hostile Interview

Hat Tip: BB

This Clip Of Chris Hayes Vs. Bundy Supporter Assemblywoman Michele Fiore Is Awesome

I do believe that is a first. I’ve never seen the tables turned on a media hack so effectively. ;)

That’s my Blondie! She slapped that troll three ways from Sunday. Good times. This is why we have been friends for decades… she has a spine and isn’t afraid to fight. This is a taste of the fun we had running together in the good ole’ 90s in Vegas and why I would do just about anything for her. She’s family and I would trust her with my life. Michele may go on to be Governor of Nevada and then to higher office — I hope so, it’s the best thing that could happen to Nevada. I am blessed to have her as my friend and all I can say is, great job Michele!

04/19/14

Brilliant! – Harry Reid’s Terror Test [CARTOON]

By: Caleb Howe
The Right Scoop


A.F.Branco Cartoon ©2014

Kira Davis writing for IJReview says “Political cartoonist A.F. Branco has perfectly captured Harry Reid’s sad views on what really constitutes a terrorist.”

Absolutely. As Dana Loesch said on her radio show this week, there are many examples of times Democrats were wilting flowers when it came to calling someone a terrorist. But Reid didn’t have to wait at all to decide who acted stupidly, and who was a domestic terrorist. And not just in the heat of the moment, but doubling down on it in a later interview.

But Loesch also warned that Dingy Harry has another motive at play. He doesn’t like that things ended peacefully. He wanted it to go badly. She warned, don’t let Harry Reid’s war-mongering disrupt a peaceful resolution.

Mongering is exactly what he is doing, both war- and fear-. It’s his SOP. When you’re a Democrat, it’s allowed.

04/19/14

The NSA, Glenn Greenwald, and Angela Merkel

By: Cliff Kincaid
Accuracy in Media

Having apparently been assured by the Eric Holder Justice Department that he won’t face espionage charges, unlike his source Edward Snowden, Glenn Greenwald has returned to the U.S. and is cashing in on his notoriety. His book, No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State, will be released soon, and he will be appearing on May 15 with one of his heroes, Noam Chomsky, a leading member of the Communist Party spin-off, the Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism.

However, there is a 10-year statute of limitations, meaning that the administration that follows Obama’s could charge Snowden’s media accomplices with violating the Espionage Act (Section 798).

Greenwald’s friend and mentor, Noam Chomsky, is a major supporter of the Hezbollah terrorist group, and opposed the killing of Osama bin Laden.

Greenwald and Chomsky will be appearing at an event sponsored by Harvard Book Store, which will be held in a Unitarian church in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Greenwald’s publisher, Metropolitan Books, a division of Macmillan, has produced such titles as Kill Anything That Moves, a “startling history of the American war on Vietnamese civilians,” and socialist Senator Elizabeth Warren’s (D-MA) A Fighting Chance.

The publisher runs a blog for one of its authors called “The American Empire Project,” designed to expose the “imperial ambitions” of U.S. leaders.

Greenwald, of course, has spoken publicly in favor of “weakening” America, saying that al-Qaeda’s 9/11 terrorist attacks on America were “very minimal in scope compared to the level of deaths that the United States has been bringing to the world for decades—from Vietnam to illegal wars in Central America…”

He described Anwar al-Awlaki, the American al-Qaeda leader killed in a drone strike, merely as “someone who the U.S. government hates because he speaks effectively to the Muslim world about the violence that the United States commits regionally, and the responsibility of Muslims to stand up to that violence.” Al-Awlaki inspired the Fort Hood massacre, in which 13 were killed.

Greenwald’s record also includes collaborating with Leninist groups such as the International Socialist Organization, and Islamist organizations such as the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), a Muslim Brotherhood front.

Meanwhile, Greenwald’s new venture, The Intercept, financed by billionaire Iranian-American Pierre Omidyar, is out with another report, once again alleging that German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been unfairly targeted by the NSA. What is left unsaid in the piece is why Merkel is an obvious target.

Analyst J.R. Nyquist says Merkel was known to be suspiciously pro-Russian when she ran for high office in Germany but that her political party, the Christian Democrats, nominated her anyway, “and now Germany is more dependent on Russian natural gas than ever before.” Germany’s so-called “unique relationship with Russia” means that the country gets 36 percent of its natural gas imports and 39 percent of its oil imports from Russia.

The increasing dependence on Russia is related to Merkel’s decision, after the accident at the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan, to phase out Germany’s nuclear energy program. Pressure to cancel Germany’s nuclear program had come from the German Green Party.

A prominent member of the German Green Party, Hans-Christian Ströebele, met with Edward Snowden in Moscow and gave him a “whistleblower” award. He previously served as a lawyer for the Soviet- and East German-backed terrorist group, the Baader Meinhof Gang (also known as the Red Army Faction), and was sentenced to 10 months imprisonment in 1982 for setting up a communications network between the terrorist prisoners and activists outside the jails.

Merkel, who grew up in the formerly communist East Germany and spent 35 years of her life under the dictatorship, is the subject of a book by Günther Lachmann and Ralf Georg Reuth titled, The First Life of Angela M., which suggests that she had deeper ties to the communist regime than previously known or acknowledged. She has admitted joining the Free German Youth, the communist youth organization, and a photo has surfaced showing her in a communist uniform. But the book argues that she hid her role in the youth group as secretary for agitation and propaganda, instead depicting herself as someone engaged in “cultural” affairs.

One of Merkel’s defenders said she “couldn’t remember whether she was involved in agitation and propaganda.”

Russian ruler Vladimir Putin, of course, was a KGB spy in East Germany, and speaks German.

In an opinion piece for Reuters, Jack Shafer wrote about the controversy created by the book, The First Life of Angela M., and said, “The longitudinal interest by the U.S. in all things Merkel may be informed by her past. She was a citizen of East Germany before reunification, and her personal history has long been controversial.” He added, “An ardent Russophile, Merkel thrived in East Germany, which makes some question her deeper loyalties.”

Strangely, Merkel has complained about NSA surveillance, comparing the front-line U.S. intelligence-gathering agency to the East German secret police, the Stasi.

The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) journal Foreign Affairs, a major voice of the U.S. foreign policy establishment, reacted by publishing a defense of Merkel by Yale University Professor Marci Shore, who wrote that “…everyone who lived in the communist world participated in that world and was formed by it. No one emerged untouched.”

But the CFR has been tainted as well. Alger Hiss, a high-ranking State Department official, had been a member in good standing of the CFR. He went to prison on perjury charges for denying he was a Soviet spy.

The controversy over Merkel got so intense that the German magazine Der Spiegel (an outlet for stories about some of Snowden’s stolen documents) tried to knock down the “conspiracy theory” that “the German chancellor is some kind of KGB ‘sleeper agent’ installed by Moscow at the end of the Cold War.”

But the controversy doesn’t end there.

Former German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder went to work for the Russian state-owned energy giant Gazprom. He is described as a personal friend of Vladimir Putin and once called the Russian president a “flawless democrat.” He has defended Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Günter Guillaume, a top aide to Willy Brandt, another former German Chancellor, was exposed as a spy for East Germany.

Cliff Kincaid is the Director of the AIM Center for Investigative Journalism and can be contacted at cliff.kincaid@aim.org. View the complete archives from Cliff Kincaid.

04/19/14

A User’s Guide to Russian Propaganda

The Right Planet

Western press and media are having trouble distinguishing facts from Russian propaganda. This is understandable – the Russian propaganda machine is a mature and venerable institution that engages in an art that, for better or for worse, the West simply does not practice as often nor as effectively. The intent of this guide is to help those less accustomed to the ways of the Russian government to discern between reporting and propaganda. There are a few simple tell-tale signs.

Types of propaganda to look for – the signs, the impact, and the facts:

SIGN #1: Reporting that points to ethnic divisions and Kyiv’s Maidan as a source of unrest.

IMPACT: Western media call into question the stability of the interim Ukrainian government, and speculate that Ukraine is a hotbed of prejudice on the brink of civil war.

FACT: Modern Ukraine has no history of ethnic conflict. Furthermore, the Maidan was a gathering place for Ukrainians of all ethnic backgrounds:

  • A Facebook post by an Afghan-Ukrainian triggered the first mass protest at Kyiv’s Maidan last November;
  • An Armenian-Ukrainian and a Belarusian were the first to die at the hands of the government’s internal police.
  • Jewish-Ukrainians formed a self-defense unit to support Maidan in Kyiv and fight against the Yanukovych regime;
  • Numerous Jewish thought-leaders and organizations have spoken out against Kremlin propaganda portraying Maidan participants as anti-Semites or neo-Nazis;
  • Russian-Ukrainians are enlisting to protect their Ukrainian homeland against Russian armed forces;
  • Crimean Tatars have been staunch supporters of Maidan and are actively resisting Russia’s military aggressions in Crimea.

Just like the United States of America, Ukraine is multi-national and diverse. Are the diverse United States capable of being a unified democracy? Sure! So is Ukraine

Tymothy Snyder, Alexander J.Motyl, and Bernard-Henri Levy are reputable thought leaders who write knowledgeably about the multi-national Ukrainian identity.

SIGN #2: Reports of murders and violence attributed to “banderite” and “fascist” radicals.

IMPACT: Western media wonders whether the democratic and human rights movement might not be a front for “extremists”.

FACT: Some of the new government’s detractors have used provocative slurs and the corrupt judicial system to manufacture or inflate charges to discredit the Maidan movement. Violent provocations have been staged by paid provocateurs in order to implicate activists in brutal crimes. Yet even the Ukrainian soldiers under siege in Crimea obey strict orders to maintain passive resistance – which they do, even as their friends and families are threatened by the occupying forces. The people of Ukraine are doing all they can to keep the peace in their pursuit of human rights and democracy. Theirs is a genuine quest for freedom.

SIGN #3: Assertions that ethnic Russians and Russian speakers are under threat.

IMPACT: Western media suspects the people of Ukraine of violent vengeance and spite instigated by the new government.

FACT: Russian media has broadcast images purportedly of refugees escaping to Russia through Ukraine’s Eastern border – but in fact those were Ukrainian businessmen in line at the Polish-Ukrainian border, a daily routine, just like that of Americans who do business in Canada. Such are the tools of Russian propaganda.

Russian language and culture thrive across the whole of Ukraine. Russian is one of Ukraine’s two state languages, and was re-affirmed as such by the president of the interim government. Russian media and publications are freely imported and available throughout Ukraine, and represent the majority of publications available in Kyiv. Russian media will undoubtedly continue to thrive as an integral part of the multi-national Ukrainian landscape. On the other hand, several years ago some Ukrainian-language schools were shut down by regional Yanukovych authorities. Over time the Ukrainian government may wish to come to conduct all its business in Ukrainian, and so will wish to assure all students have access to an education in Ukrainian, if they desire it. Just as the United States government conducts its business in English and still makes information available in other languages, so has Ukraine been meeting the language requirements of its people.

SIGN #4: Assertions that ethnic Russians in Crimea are at particular risk.

IMPACT: Western media question the fate of ethnic Russians in Crimea as a unique circumstance that justifies Russian government concerns in that region.

FACT: In Crimea, Russia leases from Ukraine land for military bases. These Russian bases account in part for the large concentration of ethnic Russians there. As for Ukraine serving the needs of ethnic Russians in Crimea, consider the ethnic composition of Crimea (based on the latest 2001 census), and the languages used in the 589 Crimean schools:

  • 58% ethnically Russian; 56% of Crimean schools teach exclusively in Russian (330 schools)
  • 24% ethnically Ukrainian; 1% of Crimean schools teach exclusively in Ukrainian (7 schools)
  • 12% ethnically Crimean Tatar, 3% of Crimean schools teach exclusively in Crimean Tatar (15 schools)
  • 6% ethnically other minorities. 40% of Crimean schools are bi- or tri-lingual (237 schools)

Ongoing shifts in the Crimean ethnic composition are due in part to the Crimean Tatars’ return from exile.

The Crimean Tatars were forcibly deported by the Soviet government over half a century ago. Since Ukraine declared independence in 1991, nearly 300,000 Crimean Tatars have been welcomed back to their homeland. In addition, Crimean Tatars have the highest birth rate in the peninsula.

The Ukrainian Revolution poses no threat to Russians in Crimea – but the Russian incursion into Crimea poses a very real and existential threat to the Crimean Tatars, who have pledged their allegiance to the government in Kyiv.

SIGN #5: Geographic obfuscation and confusion.

IMPACT: This decades- (centuries!) old canard calls into question Ukraine’s boundaries and its right to exist as a sovereign nation. This propaganda has permeated western media, from subtleties like training the English-speaking west to write about “THE” Ukraine (implying it is a region, not a country), to more overt tactics like standardizing Ukrainian city names to their Russian transliterations. (…./KYIV is the Ukrainian capital, and KIEV is the Russian transliteration of that name. For consistency, style guides should also apply the same Russian conventions to the capital of the USA, “Vashington”, and to the home of their founding Continental Congress, “Filadelfiya”. Why not? Such standardizations in the western press would be as valid as is “Kiev.”) Western adoption of Russian names for Ukrainian cities has helped Russia marginalize Ukraine as a sovereign nation.

Media standardizations have impact beyond their target readership: in the early days of Euromaidan, a couple of young Ukrainians spending a fearful night on the square were reading about “Kiev” in western press on-line. Demoralized, in their Facebook posts they wondered if the west could ever understand their goal, if the west could not even recognize their capital Kyiv as Ukrainian, not Russian. Morale and hope were critical to keeping the peace throughout the mass protests, and was undermined by misguided western style guides.

FACT: Ukrainian and Russian are distinct languages with common roots, also shared by Polish and other Slavic languages. Similarly, English and German share common roots, but are not mistakenly considered dialects of one another. As for history: Russia can no more claim Kyivan Rus’ as its origin than the United States of America can claim King Arthur’s Camelot as theirs.

SIGN #6: The reporting cites sources such as RT and Stephen F. Cohen whose assertions are often inconsistent with facts in evidence.

IMPACT: Western media prides itself on showing all sides of any story, and so disseminates propaganda in a doe-eyed pursuit of unbiased reporting.

FACT: “Propaganda” is not a “side”. It is an adversarial tactic intended to mislead and deceive. By reporting propaganda as an alternative perspective, western media becomes part of the machinery helping Putin advance his war-mongering cause.

Commentators whose observations are often egregiously at odds with verifiable facts: Stephen Cohen, Seamus Milne, William F. Engdahl, Mark Almond, Daniel McAdams, Vladimir Posner.

Russian-owned media outlets who have broadcast verifiably false information: It is important to keep in mind that Russian-owned news sources such as RT [Russia Today], Voice of Russia, ITAR-TASS, RIA-Novosti and other outlets operate under constant government guidance and suppression. Truthful newscasters risk great personal costs. Western media, operating freely, mock their courage every time the propaganda is ignorantly repeated, lending it a Western air credibility instead of countering it with data and facts.

LATEST SURVEY DATA

Facts, of course, must be supported by data, also amply available. For example, consider the results of polling performed by the Ilko Kucheriv Democratic Initiatives Foundation (DIF) and Kyiv International Institute of Sociology. The polls were conducted over February 8-18, 2014, interviewing 2,032 respondents in all regions of Ukraine, including the Autonomous Republic of Crimea:

  • 68% of the Ukrainians polled said they would like both countries to be independent and on friendly terms with each other, with open visa-free borders and with no border controls (Russian polls b Levada Center mirror this result, with 59% of their Russian respondents supporting the same sentiment.)
  • Overall, 12% of Ukrainian respondents would like unification with Russia. Broken down regionally, 26% of the respondents in the East and 19% of those in the South supported unification with Russia.
  • A few years ago, 20% of Ukrainian respondents desired unification with Russia. The precipitous drop of that sentiment to 12% in this latest poll is of note.

Propaganda is a very powerful tool in times of war. Primary sources and data are readily available to verify the facts to counter that propaganda. Too many lives are at stake not to do so.

Compiled on behalf of RAZOM, Inc. by Oksana Lassowsky and Evhenia Dalphond

For further information: Email: razominc@gmail.com with copy to n.oksana@gmail.com and evhenia.v@gmail.com

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h/t: America’s Survival

04/19/14

Glenn Beck and the religion of Conscientious Objectors

By: Nelson Abdullah
Conscience of a Conservative

Conscientious Objectors, the term that first became part of our national vocabulary when it appeared during the Vietnam War as scores of Americans avoided the draft. Today, the two main criteria for classification as a conscientious objector are that the objector must be opposed to war in any form, and the objection must be sincere. Republican governor Mitt Romney, a devout Mormon and a confirmed Bishop in the Church of the Latter-Day Saints, refused all efforts to get him to come out hard against the Muslim Democrat Barack Hussein Obama during the 2012 presidential campaign. Romney was too preoccupied with portraying the Mr. Nice Guy image and miserably failed to attack the one person who was doing the most to destroy America. Today, another Mormon, Glenn Beck, joins those same ranks.

We have all become aware of the stand-off in Nevada where armed agents and hired mercenaries from the Bureau of Land Management raided the cattle ranch privately owned for over 100 years by the Cliven Bundy family and began to confiscate their cattle. The dispute had been ongoing for over 20 years because the BLM claimed the Bundy family owed the government for grazing on federal land. The Bundy family claimed their right to do so predated the ownership of the land since they were there first. It wasn’t until the BLM started to push the Bundy people around that word went out they needed some help. And the help came from across America as armed citizens representing a variety of patriotic groups drove to the Nevada ranch to stand up for Cliven Bundy. When their number grew to over a thousand the government agents decided to reconsider what they were doing and returned the cattle and left. But tyrants like Nevada Democrat Senator Harry Reid called the patriots “domestic terrorists”.


The Lexington Minuteman representing John Parker

What was happening in Nevada was similar to how during the American Revolutionary War. Patriots back then stood up for liberty against tyrants and gave birth to the greatest nation ever created on earth. Patriots who pledged their honor and loyalty and their lives to defend freedom from oppression. Patriots like Thomas Jefferson who wrote: “The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.”

It came as no small surprise to read today that another conservative Republican named Glenn Beck has sided with Democrat Harry Reid. Glenn Beck has used his popular forum to attack the people on the Bundy ranch who stood up against the tyrannical government agents. Glenn Beck said the incident was an “insurrection” and a call to “revolution” and compared their stand to the communist backed Occupy Wall Street movement. Glenn Beck said he was “truly frightened” over the support the Oath Keepers, the Militias, the Constitutional Sheriffs and citizens who stood with Bundy. True to the keeping of his Mr. Nice Guy Mormon faith, Glenn Beck said that everyone who stood with the Bundy ranch crowd should “unfriend” him on Facebook, to “unsubscribe” to his newsletter and to “cancel” their subscriptions to his TV program. Just like the other Mr. Nice Guy, Mitt Romney did two years ago when I labeled him a Conscientious Objector because he refused to fight against the wanna-be dictator Barack Hussein Obama. I wonder what these God-fearing men would say about the patriots who gave their lives to help create America; would Glenn Beck label them truly frightening? But of course that nasty thing called the American Revolution took place almost 50 years before the birth of the Mormon religion. What would these Mr. Nice Guys think of the popular phrase: “Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition.” Maybe if we see a second American Revolution these guys will have already fled to Canada.

This isn’t a condemnation of all Mormons. I am reminded of the fact that Brigham Young University has a large ROTC program. But there is one other fact that must be considered: both Glenn Beck and Mitt Romney never served in our Armed Forces. And neither did Barack Hussein Obama, for that matter. Who can forget the image of Barack Hussein Obama’s infamous crotch salute while the National Anthem was being played. There is a certain patriotic mindset that our veterans hold for the country they served either in peace or in war. It is obvious in the way it shapes attitudes about our history and our love for freedom and liberty and our regard for the Constitution. It also explains why veterans have been accused by the Democrats running our government as being potential domestic terrorists.

And as far as Nevada Democrat Harry Reid goes, there is a very interesting opinion story on Fox News that questions his real motives in denouncing the armed conflict at the Bundy ranch. It is well worth the read. Here a just a few snips.

Why is US Senator Harry Reid so concerned with a local Nevada rancher?

By Wayne Allyn Root
Published April 16, 2014 FoxNews.com

Doesn’t it strike anyone as strange that the U.S. Senate Majority Leader is so obsessed with a small rancher who hasn’t paid grazing fees?

I live in Las Vegas. I live and breath Nevada politics. Something is very wrong. Something smells rotten in the Nevada desert. And Senator Harry Reid’s fingerprints are all over it.

I am of course referring to the Bundy Ranch siege. This was a dispute between a Nevada ranching family with rights to the land in question for 140 years and the BLM (Bureau of Land Management).

There are other questions raised about Reid’s involvement. Why did this assault become the #1 priority of government only days after a senior political advisor to Nevada Senator Harry Reid took over BLM? Coincidence?

Government appeared completely uninterested in backing down for days on end…and completely unconcerned with instigating a deadly confrontation like Waco or Ruby Ridge. Then suddenly Senator Reid’s involvement was brought up by conservative web sites across the Internet. INSTANTLY, out of the blue, within hours of Reid’s name being attached to the raid, the BLM decided to back down, pack up and walk away. Don’t you think that this timing was a tad too coincidental?

It has been pointed out by journalists intent on covering for Reid that a $5 billion Chinese solar project backed by Reid was recently shelved. But what they forgot to mention is Reid’s involvement in multiple solar and wind projects across the Nevada desert. Only days ago, Senator Reid was featured in a photo at a groundbreaking ceremony for a new solar project. Where is that project located? Just 35 miles from the Bundy ranch in Bunkerville, Nevada.

By the way, here is the open letter I posted calling Mitt Romney a Conscientious Objector.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

An open letter to Gov. Mitt Romney from an unconvinced conservative Republican. You’ll get my vote but not my cash.

The following letter was sent today to Gov. Mitt Romney via U.S. Mail to two different addresses asking for campaign contributions and posted on his official web site http://www.mittromney.com/contact-us. Now that I think of it, maybe I should cc: Ann Coulter, too, who helped him win the primaries.

Gov. Mitt Romney
I get mail every day asking for contributions to your campaign. All the while I watch your tepid, lackluster commercials on my TV and wait and wait for you to begin to fight. (or at least sound angry enough like you’re ready to fight)

Never before has anyone like Barack Hussein Obama occupied our White House. Never before has anyone had such a disastrous effect on America’s present and future. No one has ever trashed our Constitution as he has when writes new laws by dictatorial decree. No one ever has had more devious connections in American politics as he has. And while Obama has repeatedly asked you on a daily basis why you don’t release your tax returns, I keep hoping every day you will ask him why he has spent millions to keep hidden almost every personal record in his adult life. So why haven’t you? Obama is filled with personal weaknesses that you haven’t exploited yet. Have your advisers told you not to? Has Karl Rove told you to campaign like a boy scout while Obama and the Democrats are attacking you like vicious thugs? I think you need new advisers if the ones you have are telling you these things. If you haven’t got the balls to fight then let Paul Ryan do it. If you need ideas or inspiration then go see the film 2016 Obama’s America.

I won’t waste any more money on your campaign when you pay Obama compliments like that RINO John McCain did four years ago. I don’t want to hear you tell anyone that Obama is a nice person or a nice family man. He is, in truth, none of these things. His best friends are communists and radical terrorists who all hate America. How can you find such a person to be nice? America wants to see you take up the banner and wage war against Obama and the rest of the Marxist/Socialist Democrats, not go after him with a feather duster.

I watched the RNC and was very impressed with the testaments given by those friends you have helped but this campaign is supposed to be against the evils committed by Barack Hussein Obama and this not the place for your “Mr. Nice Guy” routine. If, by chance, you are a some kind of conscientious objector and have some religious scruples against fighting, then you should drop out of the race now. America’s future is at stake.

I have already sent $500 to the RNC but will now withhold any further contributions until I see how well you do during the debates. That is your last chance to show the public how much you are willing to oppose evil and make no mistake, everything about Obama is EVIL.

My name is Nelson Abdullah and I am Oldironsides.

04/19/14

The Western States: A Return To Sovereignty

By: Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
Hat Tip: BB

Western lawmakers are confabbing in Utah to discuss taking back their state lands from the Feds. Michele Fiore of Nevada deserves a lot of the credit for getting this movement among politicians and lawmakers rolling. States in the West are tired of being treated like territories instead of sovereign states in the Republic. They are getting ready to take their lands back and it is way past time.

Amid the fiery rhetoric of an addle minded, corrupt Harry Reid, who called the patriots aiding and peacefully protecting Cliven Bundy and his ranch and cattle, domestic, violent terrorist wannabes, the Progressives are forming a federal task force to come after those in the West who want their lands back and want to be left the hell alone. Dean Heller of Nevada is to be commended for slapping Harry Reid down for his and the Fed’s overreach with their thuggish, militaristic moves on Americans.

From The Right Scoop in Dirty Harry’s own feckless words:

Bundy doesn’t believe that the American government is valid, he believes that the United States is a foreign government.

He doesn’t pay his taxes. He doesn’t follow the law. He doesn’t pay his fees.

And if anyone thinks by any figment of their imagination what happened up there last week was just people rallying to somebody that was oppressed — 600 people came in, armed. They had practiced, they had maneuvered, they knew what they were doing. They set up snipers in strategic locations with sniper rifles. They had assault weapons. They had automatic weapons. And they boasted about the fact that they put women in children — in fact one retired sheriff from Arizona boasted that he put women and children so that they would get hit first.

So, 600 people. If there were ever an example of people who were domestic, violent terrorist wannabes, these are the guys. And I think that we should call it that way.

That’s rich, Harry Reid has NEVER followed the law. He’s a Nevada good ole’ boy who has lined his pockets for decades with stolen money from the people of Nevada and Americans in general.

Picture 200 armed to the teeth Federal agents facing off with cowboys on horseback. Dana Loesch is right, Reid wants to incite a confrontation and stoke the fires of violence. None of us want violence; we want our land and Constitutional rights respected. The violence is being brought by the Federal government forcing Americans to kneel before a dictatorship. Reid was nowhere to be found until this was over and then when a bloodbath did not ensue, he declared this as lawlessness that would not go unanswered, putting himself in the middle of the conflict and hoping to deflect from his involvement in shady, dirty real estate deals that benefit from all the ranchers being chased off. Cleanface Reid is the poster boy for fascism and should be legally prosecuted. The only violent extremists here are the government mercenaries themselves.

Reid has stepped in it big time and is in for a major blowback over this. Filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza traveled to Cliven Bundy’s ranch in Bunkerville, NV, on Friday to embark on a “fact-finding” mission. Prior to attending a “big rally” made up of hundreds of the cattle rancher’s supporters, D’Souza planned to talk to some of the people who Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) has labeled “domestic terrorists.” D’Souza says the real terrorists are the Feds and he is right.

Sporting “domestic terrorist” name tags, these good people basically told Reid to stuff it. Like the IRS scandal, this is another targeting of innocent Americans who want nothing more than their freedoms, their land, their privacy and to be left alone. Something D’Souza is intimately familiar with.

This has been brewing for decades and even before the Bundy standoff, state leaders, especially in Utah, were making moves to get rid of Federal oversight on state lands. The EPA and BLM are incompetent and utterly corrupt. While decrying the sacred protection of the habitats of the Desert Tortoise, they euthanize over a 1,000 of them… while carping on the sanctity of the wild horses roaming the range, they send huge numbers of these horses to slaughterhouses in Canada. The states and individual owners will take care of the land much better than any Fed ever will. It’s time for Western states to wrest back control of federal lands within their borders, as stated by lawmakers and county commissioners from Western states in Utah’s Capitol on Friday. And so, a monumental fight for our freedoms in the West takes shape. This is for resources, land and the fate of our food supply. Our lives depend on winning this fight.

More than 50 political leaders from nine states convened for the first time to talk about their joint goal of regaining control of oil, timber and mineral-rich lands away from the Feds. When our government has basically seized control of somewhere between 81 and 93% of the lands out West, that can be seen as nothing less than nationalization of state resources and territory, and that my friends, is Marxism.

Along with leaders in these states, the Tea Party follows suit. I was very happy to see Mike Lee address these leaders on taking back control of our land:

“It’s simply time,” said Rep. Ken Ivory, R-West Jordan, who organized the Legislative Summit on the Transfer for Public Lands along with Montana state Sen. Jennifer Fielder. “The urgency is now.”

Utah House Speaker Becky Lockhart, R-Provo, was flanked by a dozen participants, including her counterparts from Idaho and Montana, during a press conference after the daylong closed-door summit. U.S. Sen. Mike Lee addressed the group over lunch, Ivory said. New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, Wyoming, Oregon and Washington also were represented.

The summit was in the works before this month’s tense standoff between Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and the Bureau of Land Management over cattle grazing, Lockhart said.

“What’s happened in Nevada is really just a symptom of a much larger problem,” Lockhart said.

These state leaders are very worried about the Fed’s debt as well and how it will impact their individual states. You already see the government withholding funds for the lands, as well as saying who can and can’t receive water and resources. Each of these states are sovereign and should not be under the thumb of an overreaching tyrannical government. Utah is leading the way and the rest of the West is close behind. The Bundy standoff merely highlighted the growing tensions between free Americans and our lawless President and his thuggish agencies.

Meet the Coalition of Western States Legislators formed in response to the Bundy Ranch Standoff. I’m proud my friend Michele Fiore is at the forefront. The fight is just beginning and Americans need to rally behind these people.

Hundreds attended a picnic and gathering where I understand Madison Rising performed. I love those guys. And I can certainly understand sentiments from Cliven Bundy – right there with you son:

Bundy told Breitbart News the only communication he has received from the BLM recently has been through the mail.

“I’ve received some certified letters that I haven’t opened, and that’s the only conversation on that, so I’m going to save those letters for maybe awhile. That’s how serious I think they are,” he said. “I’m tired of their bull. They put their guns at me and my family and these American people. How can I honor one of their letters? I might never open them,” he added.

But the real quote of the day comes from D’Souza and it’s a zinger:

D’Souza, who is coming under fire from the Holder Justice Department himself, added, “I think what really rankles is the fact that justice is normally a virtue of liberalism. Liberals will say, ‘Oh we’re for social justice.’ Justice means treating people fairly and treating people who are in the same situation in a similar way. You get the sense with Obama that’s not the case. Lady justice has one eye open and she’s winking at her friends and sending the cops after her enemies.

Amen brother. That’s exactly what is occurring. Justice for a select elite, but persecution for Obama’s enemies list. Justice should not be at the whim of corrupt bureaucrats such as Harry Reid and Eric Holder. She needs a severe makeover, via a return to Constitutional principles.

The Western states are prepping to reclaim their lands and sovereignty. A massive battle is getting ready to erupt with Progressive/Marxists and big government on one side and free Americans on the other. The wild, wild West is about to get a lot wilder.

04/18/14

Wildlands Project, Agenda 21, and its Future Enforcers (hardly just the Bundy Ranch)

By: as Dawn sees it
Gulag Bound

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The Bundy Ranch stand-off, April 12, Clark County, Nevada, outside of Bunkerville

 

In order to understand the rational behind what has taken place at the Bundy Ranch in Clark County, Nevada, it is vital to understand some of the mindset behind it. The United Nations now has a great deal of control over what happens in United States’ land, largely but not only federal ownership and/or control. What we are seeing is an international body now governing over many parts of the U.S.
 
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It then becomes a question of whether international treaties and other agreements, especially UN Agenda 21 in this case, trump the United States Constitution. Do the people enforcing these “laws” recognize or even know the codes they are enforcing? Is there a reason the constitution is no longer truly taught? These are just two of the questions in a very complex set of issues, which have combined to become a slow, methodical subversion of the primary documents that once seemed to govern our country. There are many layers to this and when digging into them, a clearer picture emerges.

By the recently deceased researcher, author, and expert on UN Agenda 21, Henry Lamb, an article was written in 2003 dealing with the very issue people are taking note of today. It is entitled “Why the Government is Grabbing our Land” (excerpt):

By 1976, the United Nations was ready to articulate a general policy on land use. This policy is stated in the final report of the first U.N. Conference on Human Settlements (HABITAT I), held in Vancouver, British Columbia in 1976.

The preamble to the section on Land, says:

“Land…cannot be treated as an ordinary asset, controlled by individuals and subject to the pressures and inefficiencies of the market. Private land ownership is also a principal instrument of accumulation and concentration of wealth and therefore contributes to social injustice; if unchecked, it may become a major obstacle in the planning and implementation of development schemes. The provision of decent dwellings and healthy conditions for the people can only be achieved if land is used in the interests of society as a whole. Public control of land use is therefore indispensable….”

The land use philosophy of the non-American world was fully incorporated into international law and norms, with the support of the United States government.

For a detailed explanation on the Wildlands Project here is a short video, again from Henry Lamb. This project is justified by proclaiming it is all about protecting and restoring core wilderness areas. In reality this is a land grab designed to move people off the land and place them into “sustainable communities,” in less than twenty-five percent of our own American land.

Henry Lamb on Wildlands Project
 

In 1994 the map below was presented by Michael Coffman to the U.S. Senate, which stopped the ratification of the biodiversity treaty. Despite such efforts we find that it is being implemented through various government agencies, executive orders, trade associations, etc. Generally, it is funded by our tax dollars, or central bank cartel funds, or those of foundations formed by corporations and tycoons which in our history have become borrowers of the worlds’ major banking institutions.

(Click Wild Lands Map for Detail)

(Click Wild Lands Map for Detail)

A program for National Heritage sites is just one example of how this plan has still continued. Its efforts to control land have increased at an alarming speed. As more people wake up to the reality of what is taking place, we are naturally going to push back, as seen at the Bundy Ranch. Then again, the efforts to implement this agenda will only become bolder. That will create a very tense situation to say the least.

From another stalwart activist for sovereign Americans’ foundationally agreed natural rights of life, liberty, and property, Tom DeWeese, in a 2012 article:

I mentioned H.R. 4099, a bill now before Congress to “Authorize a National Heritage Area Program, and for other purposes…” The bill describes the need for Heritage Areas this way: “Certain areas of the United States tell nationally significant stories; they illustrate significant aspects of our heritage; possess exceptional natural, cultural, scenic, and historic resources; and represent the diversity of our national character.”

So, name a section of our nation that doesn’t contain “significant stories.” Or locate a place where people from the past didn’t walk, live or carry out their lives. That definition is simply too broad to be practical – if the real purpose is to honor our heritage.

But the bill goes on to explain: “In these areas, the interaction of natural processes, geography, history, cultural traditions, and economic and social forces form distinctive landscapes that should be recognized, conserved, enhanced, and interpreted to improve the quality of life in the regions and to provide opportunities for public appreciation, education, enjoyment, and economic sustainability.”

Where have we heard these very words before – economic and social forces; conserve; improve the quality of life?

Well, let’s try this quote from the President’s Council on Sustainable Development which said, “Sustainable Communities encourage people to work together to create healthy communities where natural resources are preserved, jobs are available, sprawl is contained, neighborhoods are secure, education is lifelong, transportation and health care are accessible, and all citizens have opportunities to improve the quality of their lives.”

The President’s Council on Sustainable Development, by the way, was organized by Bill Clinton in the 1990’s to create policy to reduce or eliminate “unsustainable” activities by controlling such things as consumerism, high meat intake, use of fossil fuels, roadways, automobiles, dams, pastures, golf courses, and much more.

In keeping with the theme of earth’s resources being confiscated for the sake of its most wealthy and powerful elitists, and informed by the Biodiversity map, let us look at what the “Wilderness Act” prohibits. A common and unsettling theme here is its disdain for humans and the impact they have on the environment.

Section 4(c) of the Wilderness Act prohibits the use of motor vehicles, motorized equipment, motorboats, landing of aircraft, and all other forms of mechanical transport. Section 4(c) of the Wilderness Act provides two narrow exceptions that allow motorized or mechanized uses in wilderness for administrative purposes: 1) in emergencies involving the health and safety of persons within the area; and 2) when a motorized or mechanized action is necessary as the minimum requirement for proper protection and administration of the area as wilderness.

Section 2(c) of the Wilderness Act defines Wilderness, in part, “as an area where the earth and community of life are untrammeled by man…” Remaining untrammeled is a key quality that differentiates designated Wilderness from other undeveloped lands. To be untrammeled means that natural processes in Wilderness are left free to function without intentional human interference and manipulation. Protecting Wilderness as untrammeled landscape is a key statutory intent of the Wilderness Act.

The Act further defines wilderness “as an area to be “protected and managed so as to preserve its natural conditions and which (1) generally appears to have been affected primarily by the forces of nature, with the imprint of man’s work substantially unnoticeable…” The Act envisioned the Wilderness system to be governed by natural processes, retaining its “primeval character and influence…” The hands-off approach directed by the Act provides that management decisions and activities must strive to minimize the level of human interference in the Wilderness ecosystem.

Despite the statutory intent that Wilderness be self-willed or self-shaping landscape, a variety of intentional human manipulations do take place in Wilderness, many of them unrelated to protecting Wilderness character. Examples of common manipulations include fish stocking, fire management, wildlife transplants, endangered species management, management of game populations, predator control, and invasive weeds and insect infestations.

The National Wilderness Preservation System is made up of four federal agencies.

USDA Forest Service

USDI National Park Service

Bureau of Land Management

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

In 1993 the Carhart Center was created, interestingly enough the same year Clinton signed an Executive Order titled “The President’s Council on Sustainable Development“. The center’s mission is as follows:

The mission of the Carhart Center is “to foster interagency excellence in wilderness stewardship by cultivating knowledgeable, skilled and capable wilderness managers and by improving public understanding of wilderness philosophy, values and processes.” The Carhart Center’s vision is to be a “national and international leader in the development and implementation of wilderness information, training and education programs.

In order for something to be implemented by future generations it has to be taught, which is another mission of the Carhart Center.

Hand-in-hand with the Carhart Center’s mission of training wilderness managers is the goal of improving public understanding of wilderness philosophy, values, and processes. This has been approached through development of classroom curricula and other outreach products. The Carhart Center has developed and distributed two different, comprehensive Wilderness and Land Ethic curricula— one targeting kindergarten through eighth grade students, and one designed for ninth through twelfth grade students. The curricula integrate wilderness concepts and values into an array of subject-matter topics, making it attractive and convenient for teachers to include wilderness in their lesson plans. The Carhart Center also offers courses that provide wilderness managers with the skills needed to present teachers’ workshops locally to facilitate use of the curricula.

For the final phase, enforcing all that one has been taught. A future career in “Wilderness Management“:

NRSM 405 and NRSM 561 study ecosystem characteristics and basic principles of wilderness management. Separate chapters discuss management of specific wilderness resources such as fire, wildlife, cultural and historical sites, etc.; managing non-conforming uses such as grazing, mining, and motorized vehicles and equipment and mechanical transport. Discusses the use of primitive means to achieve management objectives, use of the minimum tool, and no-trace camping methods.

One may readily see how this ties into Agenda 21, from the UN Agenda 21 publication.

Objectives

10.5. The broad objective is to facilitate allocation of land to the uses that provide the greatest sustainable benefits and to promote the transition to a sustainable and integrated management of land resources. In doing so, environmental, social and economic issues should be taken into consideration. Protected areas, private property rights, the rights of indigenous people and their communities and other local communities and the economic role of women in agriculture and rural development, among other issues, should be taken into account. In more specific terms, the objectives are as follows:

(a) To review and develop policies to support the best possible use of land and the sustainable management of land resources, by not later than 1996;

(b) To improve and strengthen planning, management and evaluation systems for land and land resources, by not later than 2000;

(c) To strengthen institutions and coordinating mechanisms for land and land resources, by not later than 1998;

(d) To create mechanisms to facilitate the active involvement and participation of all concerned, particularly communities and people at the local level, in decision-making on land use and management, by not later than 1996.

Today, we have at least two generations that have been indoctrinated well beyond four years (that is key to Agenda 21 implementation) and trained to be good “global citizens” — that it is their duty to be good stewards to the earth, as global power-hoarders define what that is to mean.

As time passes and the collectivist indoctrinated youth grow up, they are to become managers of these wilderness areas. Then, they must make sure the people who are still stuck in their old ways of thinking will see the new ways for them, or be made to comply. As of yet, they have no reliable way of knowing that in today’s world, this repackaged socialism is just a vehicle for the ever increasing tyrannies of a new style of totalitarian control, aided by technology generating the ability to monitor virtually everything about our lives — a system of which Lenin could have only have dreamed. And if these plans are allowed to fully come to fruition, there will be no more free ranchers, farmers, or citizens.