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28 votes

Catherine Austin Fitts - Gregg Hunter: Awesome video

I watched this awesome interview by Greg Hunter of Catherine Austin Fitts that talks about the banking system and how the government system is dependent on it, some comparison to nazi-germany, how to fix it (because the government is not capable to fix it) and alot more. The video is being deleted all over youtube, 3 out of 4 have been deleted. This is the last one I have found that isn't deleted.


http://youtu.be/ci_WWZvO5sw

22 votes

The BLM Impoundment Plan, Who Prepared It, and Their Scrubbed Contact Information

After digging around the BLM Nevada website [before it went down!], I stumbled across a document titled:

Environmental Assessment - Gold Butte, Mormon Mesa, and Bunkerville Flats Temporary Land Closure, Placement of Temporary Corrals, and Impoundment of Trespass Cattle
(82 pgs - 27MB)

Here are few sections from that document and a list of the people who prepared it. Below, you can see that their contact info was scrubbed from BLM's website.

11 votes

How to Deal with a Bully According to a Nebraska Elementary School

Fifth grade students at Zeman Elementary School in Lincoln, Neb., were recently sent home with a “flyer” outlining how they should handle bullies. The instructions were apparently deemed so ridiculous by parents that the school district quickly issued an apology and the “inaccurate information” was pulled.

That was after the nine “rules” for dealing with bullies went viral, of course.

Here are some of the more questionable ones:

43 votes

Fellow rancher’s viral letter explains so much about why ranchers support ‘hero’ Bundy.

"There have been a lot of people criticizing Clive Bundy because he did not pay his grazing fees for 20 years. The public is also probably wondering why so many other cowboys are supporting Mr. Bundy even though they paid their fees and Clive did not.

26 votes

Statement from Director of the BLM Neil Kornze "Nevada Belongs to All Americans, Bundy Owes Americans $1 Million, No More Raids"

Cattle Gather Operation Concluded

***All closure areas are now accessible and open with the exception of the Incident Command Post outside of Mesquite.*** (04/15/14)

Statement from Director of the Bureau of Land Management Neil Kornze on the Cattle Gather in Nevada (04/12/14)

Today we announced the decision to conclude the cattle gather because of our grave concern about the safety of employees and members of the public.

16 votes

WSJ - Homeless Lose a Longtime Last Resort: Living in a Car

Found this story linked from another one I just posted on people living in cars.

For months now, Mr. Smith has feared he might lose his current home, which is stationed on a street near a quiet Palo Alto park. An ordinance passed by Palo Alto last year would punish people cited for living in a vehicle with as much as a $1,000 fine or six months in jail.

"You're at risk of losing everything," Mr. Smith said recently. "It's a weird feeling that until you've lived this way, you don't realize what it's like."

For the moment, the city has delayed enforcing the ban while the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals considers a challenge to a similar law in Los Angeles. A decision is expected in the next few months and could affect similar laws in cities including nearby San Jose and Santa Clara. At least 70 cities across the nation have laws targeting people who live in their vehicles.

28 votes

Harry Reid reaped $1.1 million from sale of land he didn't own

WASHINGTON — Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid collected a $1.1 million windfall on a Las Vegas land sale even though he hadn't personally owned the property for three years, property deeds show.

In the process, Reid did not disclose to Congress an earlier sale in which he transferred his land to a company created by a friend and took a financial stake in that company, according to records and interviews.

20 votes

Senator Harry Reid awards Sheriff associated with Bundy Ranch Sheriff of the Year Award, hmmm

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Sheriff Douglas C. Gillespie was named by the National Sheriffs' Association as the winner of the prestigious Ferris E. Lucas Award for Sheriff of the Year 2014.

Of the 3,080 sheriffs in the country, the award has only been given to 18 people since 1995.

The award will be presented to Sheriff Gillespie on June 22 during the opening portion of the 2014 NSA Annual Conference in Ft. Worth, Texas.

19 votes

Some More Questions on the Bundy Fiasco (Updated w/footnotes)

There's an aspect of this Bundy story that I haven't seen mentioned.

(And please understand - I'm making no accusations here, just asking questions.)

It's been reported elsewhere that the BLM Dry Lake Solar Energy Zone report was the initiative leading to the BLM aggression against Bundy. That report was the outcome of the process used to measure the impact of (and mandate a strategy for) "compensating for the unavoidable (environmental and other) impacts that are expected from the development of the Dry Lake Solar Energy Zone".(1)

It seems that the poor desert tortoise, as well as plant species such as the "rosy two-toned penstemon, (also known as pinto beardtongue)", were discovered by BLM to be so threatened by the solar plant, (even after mandated protections would be implemented on the land occupied by the solar plant), that land use restrictions had to be placed on adjacent lands, so as to "mitigate" the environmental destruction caused by the solar plant.

Well if you slog through that report, and especially the accompanying FAQ, you will learn that the "Solar Regional Mitigation Planning" (SRMP) process that resulted in this report is a new process, a pilot process actually, that just coincidentally happened to be tried for the first time on this project. Hmmm. (2)

27 votes

Feds accused of leaving trail of wreckage after Nevada Bundy ranch standoff

The federal agency that backed down over the weekend in a tense standoff with a Nevada rancher is being accused of leaving a trail of wreckage behind.

Fox News toured the damage -- allegedly caused by the Bureau of Land Management -- which included holes in water tanks and destroyed water lines and fences. According to family friends, the bureau's hired "cowboys" also killed two prize bulls.

23 votes

IRS Scandal breaking: New Emails Show Lois Lerner Was in Contact With DOJ About Prosecuting Tax Exempt Groups

BREAKING: New Emails Show Lois Lerner Was in Contact With DOJ About Prosecuting Tax Exempt Groups

According to new IRS emails obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request from Judicial Watch, former head of tax exempt groups at the IRS Lois Lerner was in contact with the Department of Justice in May 2013 about whether tax exempt groups could be criminally prosecuted for "lying" about political activity.

13 votes

Sedgwick, Maine Took the Controversial Libertarian Position on GMO Foods. And yes, They're Still Alive.

Note: This is an article I wrote for a publication but it was rejected. So I'm going to post it here as a DP Original.

Sedgwick, Maine Took the Controversial Libertarian Position on GMO Foods. And yes, They're Still Alive.

Nine European countries have already banned Monsanto's GMO corn. Throughout Europe there's a growing outcry of just getting rid of Monsanto and GMO all together. That same public sentiment is now beginning to spread throughout the United States as anti-GMO protests and movements continue to gain support. Then you have the town of Sedgwick, Maine who decided to just let the people have complete freedom over their food choices.

Now before this issue of labeling GMO or banning them can be addressed, these questions briefly need answered: what is a GMO and why do so many people hate it?

GMO stands for a genetically modified organism. According to Wikipedia, it is simply an organism whose genetic material has been altered using genetic engineering techniques. Critics say that when this genetic altering is applied to foods for human consumption, it makes the food harmful to human health. Therefore critics of GMO foods view it as poison, and at the very least they say it should be labeled, and possibly even go so far as banning the food itself.

The biggest GMO producer however – Monsanto – detests those arguments of its critics. From Monsanto.com:

Plants and crops with GM traits have been tested more than any other crops—with no credible evidence of harm to humans or animals...Governmental regulatory agencies, scientific organizations and leading health associations worldwide agree that food grown from GM crops is safe to eat.

38 votes

SPLC Adds Cliven Bundy's Cows to List of Extremist Groups

Hatewatch alert

4-15-14

The SPLC has issued an action report which identifies Cliven Bundy's cattle as a new breed of extremists and potential domesticated terrorists.

During the BLM roundups, many of these rogue cows have violently resisted law enforcement and some have even bared their large bovine testicles at government workers.

These anti government cows have been eating state grass for years while refusing to pay taxes or even recognize the jurisdiction of BLM officials.