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Chaos Magik

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In The Shadows To Protect Us From The Dark

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Like many who travel the thin line between the light and dark … You usually see headlines about the dark, but these men prove there is light in the dark.

The Benghazi Story

Thrown to the curb once their work is done … Find them here.

Shadow Warriors Project

 

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Hammond Ranch – The Rest Of The Story

Before It’s News – It’s About The Gas & Uranium

It’s finally coming to light why the Federal Government is using BLM – The Bureau of Land Management to arrest, imprison and confiscate lands that have been in families since the western expansion.

It’s always about the money. When you follow the money in the Bundy Ranch situation, we found Harry Reid and his son in bed with a Chinese solar company.

If you look at the REAL reason Bureau of Land Management tried to illegally take over Sugar Pine Mine, in southwestern Oregon, you’ll find that BLM has been the enforcers for the Federal Government since the turn of the century.

Kerby Jackson, author and historian, has documented many cases.

Now we find Obama ordering the destruction of a family ranch for the natural gas and uranium. Assets they will sell to the Chinese … The country that really owns the United States along with UNESCO.

Seems the 11 western states have become the testing ground for how far the Federal corporation can push before the citizens of the Republic push back.

 

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West Virginia kids in Rose Bowl Parade – WOWK 13 Charleston, Huntington WV News, Weather, Sports

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Source: West Virginia kids in Rose Bowl Parade – WOWK 13 Charleston, Huntington WV News, Weather, Sports

CHARLESTON, WV – 20 West Virginia kids are getting ready for the opportunity of a lifetime- a chance to ride in the Rose Bowl Parade. The float starts a new tradition of partnerships and an opportunity to show-off all West Virginia has to offer.

This Friday among the colorful floats made of roses you’ll see a little piece of West Virginia. A miniature Greenbrier, New River Gorge Bridge and other landmarks will be featured in the “Find Your Adventure” float.

“It’s a fantastic opportunity because the eyes of the world are on the Rose Bowl Parade. Even if you don’t like football, you watch the Rose Bowl Parade,” explained Amy Goodwin Commissioner of Wild Wonderful West Virginia.

The Division of Tourism worked with the WVU Medicine Children’s and Children’s Miracle Network to create the first West Virginia float in the Rose Bowl Parade since 1963. Six WVU Medicine Children’s patients will ride the float now being nicknamed “The WVU Children’s Miracle Float”.

“We might go to Disney land. I’m going to be in the canoe I’m going to like have a helmet too,” Brody Wilmoth told WBOY-TV earlier this year before leaving for the trip. Brody was previously a Miracle Child, acting as an ambassador for other kids in the Children’s Miracle Network. He’s just one child with an amazing story of recovery and now of adventure.

“it’s been a dream of mine to go to California, it’s so exciting. I’ve met and went and met the president, I spent the weekend with Mark Wills, the singer, Miss America, and now I’m getting to do this,” said Samantha Stalnaker. She was also a Miracle Child and will be riding in the float Friday as well.

The former patients voted on names for the two black bears that will be on float. The black bears of course being West Virginia’s state animal. The final decision for names- courage and pride.

“Because that really embodies the patients of that hospital, and the people of west Virginia. Courage and pride – that’s who we are,” Goodwin explained.

The WVU Medicine Children’s group organizing the float is still accepting donations to go towards the cost of building the float. You can check out pictures and updates on the float on their Facebook page. Be sure to watch for the float Friday morning.

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Murals of Eduardo Kobra

I originally saw this on the Did You Know Tumblr blog. Fantastic talent.

Kobra-BobDylan # 5 On August 26, Kobra began his greatest work abroad. It does in Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States, a retelling of the singer and American composer Bob Dylan, on a wall of 50 meters by 20 meters in an Art Deco building at the corner of Henneping with S. 5th Street , in downtown. Kobra is in the US a week ago, accompanied by the artists Agnaldo Brito, Silvio Cesar and Marcos Rafael, all of Studio Kobra. At work will also feature the collaboration of two American workers. “We will show wall in three different stages of Dylan’s career, inspired by the title of one of his most important songs,” The Times They Are a-Changin ‘. Will be a permanent panel of about a thousand square meters, “says Kobra.

 

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Public Lands For The People Press Release

 

MEDIA RELEASE

Public Lands for the People

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Monday, Nov. 23, 2015

The following is a media release issued by Public Lands for the People, a national non-profit organization based in California:

CEQA court case settlement to cost taxpayers $350,000

Public Lands for the People has recently learned that the state of California has offered to pay $350,000 to a coalition of environmental groups, including the Karuk Tribe and Center for Biological Diveristy, to drop a lawsuit over the California Department of Fish & Wildlife’s 2012 suction dredge mining regulations.

The case centers around a flawed study under the California Environmental Quality Act, which requires state and local agencies to identify significant environmental impacts and to avoid or mitigate those impacts, if feasible. The court battle, known in mining circles as the CEQA case, involves two separate lawsuits:

  • The Karuk Tribe, Center for Biological Diversity, Environmental Law Foundation, Pacific Federation of Fisherman’s Associations and Friends of the River allege that the regulations adopted in March 2012 were not developed in accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act, fail to mitigate identified impacts and are inconsistent with existing state law. The case was filed April 3, 2012 in Alameda County Superior Court.
  • Meanwhile, Public Lands for the People also sued the state, alleging that the Subsequent Environmental Impact Report, which was based on reports from Horizon Water and Environment, a consulting firm based in Oakland, Calif., was improperly and unlawfully conducted and therefore rendered skewed, unscientific findings.

“The 2012 dredging regulations were based on bad science from a deeply flawed environmental report,” said PLP President Walt Wegner. “The SEIR results were used to prop up the case for far more restrictive suction dredge mining regulations because of pressure from these environmental groups.”

The SEIR study claims that suction dredge mining has several “potentially significant impacts” on the environment, even though all previous studies had concluded that dredging causes a “less than significant impact,” Wegner said.

“How does this drastic change in study results happen overnight? The study is bogus and heavily influenced by politics—not science,” said Wegner. “And, now after years of battling the CEQA case, these environmental groups have decided to take the money and run, leaving California taxpayers on the hook for $350,000.”

PLP Attorney James Buchal said it’s a shame that state taxpayers will be stuck with the tab, again.

“It is regrettable that once again the state of California has decided to shovel hundreds of thousands of dollars in fees to entities working to cripple the state’s natural resource economy. To make matters worse, the state agreed to pay that money and allow the tribe and its allies to dismiss their claims without prejudice, meaning they could bring them all over again for a second payoff,” Buchal said. “The Karuks are done; they’ve settled. The state and the tribe have agreed to it, and at this point I think it’s just a pro forma approval by the judge, and the money will be paid.”

PLP’s CEQA case is expected to proceed Jan. 20 in San Bernardino County Superior Court.

“With the tribe dismissing its claims, that leaves only the miners claiming that the environmental analysis of the 2012 regulations was defective. But, what gives this a sort of surreal and Kafkaesque quality is that back in January the judge ruled that the regulations are unconstitutional anyway,” Buchal said, referring to another dredging case heard by California Superior Court Judge Gilbert Ochoa.

Ochoa ruled in January 2015 that the federal Mining Law of 1872 pre-empts the state ban on dredging under the Supremacy Clause of the U.S. Constitution, which states that federal law supersedes state law. The ruling was deemed a win for miners, however the state continues to cite dredgers and has refused to issue dredging permits to miners.

Clark Pearson, northern director for PLP, said the CEQA case settlement wreaks of cronyism and corruption between the state and environmental groups.

“It doesn’t pass the smell test,” Pearson said. “This was a sweetheart lawsuit … so basically they were paid off to drop the case. Do you think the same offer will be made to miners? I highly doubt it. No offer has been made to us, and we are the prevailing party. We should be entitled to attorney fees.”

Suction dredge mining has been banned since 2009 in what began as a two-year moratorium imposed under Senate Bill 670, and extended under various legislation.

“That so-called moratorium has become a de facto ban, which is unconstitutional—and small-scale suction dredge miners are paying the price,” Wegner said. “The state has crippled the local economies of many mining towns in California, and is actually making the mercury problem worse. Contrary to the propaganda from some environmental groups that it may harm fish, dredging not only removes mercury and lead from California streams and rivers but it cleans hard-packed, silt-covered gravels that salmon and other fish need to spawn, and it also improves fish habitat by creating refugia.”

Sue-and-settle cases

Friendly lawsuits, or sue-and-settle cases, have been the subject of investigations in Washington, D.C. In fact, the Center for Biological Diversity is listed as fourth on the list of most frequent environmental group plaintiffs in sue-and-settle cases in a 54-page report, “Sue and Settle, Regulating Behind Closed Doors,” published by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in 2013.

U.S. Chamber of Commerce “Sue and Settle, Regulating Behind Closed Doors” report: https://www.uschamber.com/sites/default/files/documents/files/SUEANDSETTLEREPORT-Final.pdf

The Karuk Tribe is based in the northwestern corner of the state in Humboldt and Siskiyou Counties and has opposed suction dredging mining along with environmental groups, such as the Center for Biological Diversity and the Sierra Fund, which is listed as the worst offender in the Sue and Settle report.

Public Lands for the People is a 501[C](3) nonprofit corporation whose mission statement is “to represent and assist outdoor user groups and individuals interested in keeping public and private lands open to prospecting, mining and outdoor recreation through public education, scientific data and legal means.”

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NOTE: (Kafkaesque refers to Franz Kafka and his novels about arbitrary bureaucracy.)

For more information, contact:

PLP President Walt Wegner

Phone: (818) 887-5970

Website: www.PublicLandsForThePeople.org

Email: info@publiclandsforthepeople.org

Public Lands for the People

2029 Ventura Blvd., Ste. 47-466

Woodland Hills, CA 91364

 

Public Lands for the People is a 501[C](3) nonprofit corporation: #95-4521318 & 1880483

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One Way To Cut The Government Fat

In July, Representative Lynn Westmoreland (R-Ga.) took on the little known radical environmentalist scam known as “sue and settle” where a green group acting in cahoots with the EPA or U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service sues the Agency demanding that they apply the law in a new, expanded way that increases the agency’s jurisdiction.

Click The Link For The Rest Of The Story …

Time For Environmental Groups To Spend Their Money, Not Mine.

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