June 22, 2017

Open Thread – 14th Day, 6th Month, 2017

Don’t Forget to Take Your Chemicals!

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So You Think You Know These Men

They are all insane!

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Open Thread – 13th Day, 6th Month, 2017

A Rapid Push From Homosexuality to Trans-gendered. What’s Next?

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Moose Socialism: More Special Interest Allotment of Moose Permits

It appears that where once there was a “lottery” to decide who gets a limited number of moose permits for the annual Maine moose hunt, it is now a process of doling out certain numbers of permits to a wide variety of special interest groups, all the while further screwing over the people and the process of “randomly” selecting recipients for a moose permit, some of whom have been waiting for decades.

Now it appears that if you are 65 years old and have accrued 30 Moose Lottery Points – another crooked process that benefits the wealthy and puts the screws to everyone else – you can automatically be awarded a moose permit when you apply. Theoretically that could use up all that is left (which isn’t much) of moose permits that haven’t already been handed out to crony, special interest groups already.

Nonresidents will, once again get the shaft, as the allotment of moose permits given to nonresidents will be cut from 10% to 8%. One would think that the extra 2% of moose permits would revert back to the general (fake) lottery, so Maine resident hunters can have a better chance to bag a moose. But, NO! Those 2% will be “sold” to hunting outfitters to “subsidize” the hunting outfitter industry – socialized moose hunting.

Another brain child of some wealthy hoarder of moose permits (also known as a crooked politician with the ability to bullshit his way through the Legislature with such perverted nonsense), proposed and it has passed, another bill that will provide kids 10 years of age to begin paying taxes to hunt moose but aren’t allowed to do so until they get old enough. The bill is typically worded with deception saying that a 10-year-old can begin “accruing points” so that when they are old enough to hunt, they think their chances of winning are going to be higher. In truth, it’s another way for the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (MDIFW) to make money off a golden goose that is about to go extinct.

How many times have people and groups, such as the Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine, stood up to defend those brazen enough to dare claim that MDIFW and game management use game animals and their management practices to promote trophy hunting? And yet here we see an example of how, where once, after a little proper management, Maine was able to rebuild a seriously diminished moose herd to a point where it was decided that the herd could sustain a limited harvest. A lottery was devised and the process has gone to hell since that time, thanks mostly to ignorant and corrupt politicians looking to beef up their constituency as they look forward to reelection. Of course if you have been a beneficiary of the elitism and cronyism of the special interest groups, along with the subsidizing of your private enterprise, you think I’m an old spoil-sport, whiner.

Think what you will. But this is all truth. It’s a damned shame!

Those same people who are often chastised by the “hunting” community often say that all wildlife is for everyone. What a bunch of horse manure that has turned out to be. Hunters and license buyers pay the majority of the cost to “manage wildlife” so everyone can enjoy it, and generally speaking we don’t mind. Now, people like me and tens of thousands of other licensed outdoor sportsmen, are paying our share toward the system, to grow and maintain a moose herd, and the state’s socialists are seeing fit to take the rewards of that investment and doling it out to every special interest group in the state as well as helping to subsidize private businesses.

Every allotment of moose permits to any and all special interest groups and private enterprise, should be repealed immediately.

What B.S.

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Open Thread – 12th Day, 6th Month, 2017

INSANE!

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Murkowski Applauds New Secretarial Order on Sage Grouse

Press Release from Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources:

U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, today expressed her support for the secretarial order signed by Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to improve sage grouse conservation and strengthen consultation between the federal government and western states.

Secretarial Order 3353 establishes an internal review team to evaluate and make recommendations on the land use plans finalized in 2015 that address conservation of the sage grouse and its habitat. The review will also consider local economic growth and job creation.

“I applaud Secretary Zinke for directing Interior to evaluate the land management policies aimed at protecting the sage grouse to ensure that the input of the 11 impacted western states is properly considered,” Murkowski said. “Cooperation between the federal, state, and local governments will produce a better result for the citizens and species that depend on our public lands.”

Murkowski is the chairman of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. More information about the new Secretarial Orders is available here.

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$20 Billion Paid Out for Sue and Settle Equal Access to Justice Act

Many of us have complained for years about the ridiculous amounts of money taxpayers have been on the hook for when environmental groups inundate the Department of Interior, specifically the Department of Fish and Wildlife, for the purpose of putting the Federal Government in a position where they have no option but to settle lawsuits for large sums of money.

In a letter to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke from Raul Labrador, chairman of the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, (shown below) the committee is seeking a list of all suits settled between January 1, 2016 until January 19, 2017 (during the final year of President Barack Obama) in order to get some explanation as to why there was an much higher than normal number of lawsuits settled and paid for, in addition to the amount of money paid out by taxpayers…as much as $20 billion.

But don’t get your hopes up that we now have an administration that is going to crack down on this way of life for many who pad their coffers quite easily by employing the methods allowed by law. This administration has already proven itself as being quite dysfunctional, while creating a great smoke screen of blather, causing the blind followers to pay attention to the blather and not discover the actual results.

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Maine House strongly endorses new effort to arm forest rangers

*Editor’s Note* – If there actually existed a Second Amendment and/or the God-given right to defend and/or protect oneself and your property, this wouldn’t even be an issue to discuss or to find ways to fund. Instead of creating another of this country’s band of “Heroes,” every person, whether a forest ranger or a pig farmer, should have the right to choose whether they want to carry a weapon for protection.

“Rep. Lois Reckitt, D-South Portland, said she rarely votes for any bill that supports increasing access to guns, but she voted for this one.

“I am standing up for these folks who in my mind are another segment of the law enforcement community in Maine,” she said.”<<<Read More>>>

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