October 25, 2014

Sneak Preview III – Wolf: What’s to Misunderstand?

Cover290Here’s another glimpse into “Wolf: What’s to Misunderstand?” This portion is found in Chapter II, dedicated to understanding the Endangered Species Act of 1973.

“It is vitally important that readers fully understand the power of the Endangered Species Act. For without that understanding, future discussions about wolves in the United States, or any other “threatened” or “endangered” species, can make little sense. What once began and was sold to the American people as a law that would guarantee the protection and preservation of species that might unnecessarily be destroyed due mostly to man’s efforts at growth, has morphed into a mammoth, crippling law that by some standards is the most powerful and destructive law in the world.

It took years of research and study of this law, reaching far beyond the crafted words of the law itself, to discover that the Endangered Species Act is only one small part of a global effort to cede rights, destroy sovereignty, individual and collective, control land and the resources within that land; to breed scarcity and economic strife. The ESA is not a law simply to save an animal or a plant.

Whether we like the law or not, whether we disagree or agree, whether anything I write will have an effect on you, matters not. We have the law of the Endangered Species Act and it is what we must deal with, but please, approach the Act with correct and complete knowledge of what the Act can and will do when abused and administered corruptly.”

Remarkable: Someone Believes WWF Owned By Big Business

“WWF International, the world’s largest conservation group, has been accused of “selling its soul” by forging alliances with powerful businesses which destroy nature and use the WWF brand to “greenwash” their operations.

The allegations are made in an explosive book previously barred from Britain. The Silence of the Pandas became a German bestseller in 2012 but, following a series of injunctions and court cases, it has not been published until now in English. Revised and renamed Pandaleaks, it will be out next week.”<<<Read More>>>

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Sneak Preview II – Wolf: What’s to MISunderstand?

Cover290*Note* – It came to me the other day that I had gone ahead and made the beginnings of what I hope will be similar to what the book cover will be, and already had made a mistake. The title should be “WOLF: What’s to Misunderstand?” I forgot the “Mis.” Much the point of the book is in educating readers about the realities of wolves. In doing so, I’ve employed the statement that I’ve heard so many times that each time I hear it I want to vomit: “Wolves are just misunderstood.” WHAT’S TO MISUNDERSTAND?

The reason Americans lack in any knowledge about living with wolves is that the citizens living in the United States (Lower 48 anyway) today have never had to live with wolves, with only a handful of exceptions. Now that wolves are on people’s doorsteps – literally speaking – the education process will be long and I fear it will be hazardous and, at times, deadly, because people refuse to listen and understand. They also get very little help from government. As a matter of fact, you are going to discover that governments, i.e. federal, state and some local, actively worked to block information about wolves that might have placed the wolf in a negative light, seriously effecting the decision to (re)introduce wolves.

This education process could have had a good start had those involved with wolf (re)introduction into Yellowstone National Park and Central Idaho, had not been so pigheaded and elite, done their homework on wolf history worldwide and not discarded this information because it didn’t meet today’s standards of what might constitute an official event. In researching this subject for many years, I am left hoping that our scientists of 2114 will have greater respect for historic documentations than the scientists of today have for documentation of a mere 30 years ago.

The wolf recovery team decided that most all historic documentation of wolves was not to their liking or didn’t meet their standards, and narrative, evidently, because they just plain ignored it, labeling it as “limited” and “poorly documented.” Will science and humans 100, 200, 300 years from now look back on the antiquated ways in which our present best scientists and historians documented events and disregard them because they won’t reach modern day standards? Let’s hope not.

As you will discover all throughout this book, the effort to draft an environmental impact statement, which became the bible of how wolf (re)introduction was to happen and subsequent management, was either a work of an abysmal scientific application, a bold act of corruption, with criminal intent, or both.

This chapter will look at the history of wolves as members of the wolf recovery team should have done. The best the wolf recovery team could come up with was an attempt to dispel the myth of Little Red Ridinghood. In my opinion this was quite pathetic!

Sneak Preview: Wolf: What’s to Understand

Cover290Progress is coming alone with my new book Wolf: What’s to Understand. I wanted to provide a few sneak previews into what readers might look forward to. I thought that a most recent court ruling concerning wolves in Wyoming, by Judge Amy Berman Jackson, involved, in part, some discussion of the term “genetic connectivity.”

I will continue to provide readers with an occasional preview of the book. I don’t have a firm date yet for release but as soon as I am fairly confident of that date, I will make available for those interested to be able to pre-order early for a signed copy at a discounted price.

In part, here is what I have included in the upcoming book about the creation of the term “genetic connectivity” by activist Judge, Donald Molloy.

Sneak Peek:

In order for Judge Donald Molloy to allow an injunction to stand as part of a lawsuit to keep wolves under federal protection, he must find just cause. The plaintiffs in this case, Defenders of Wildlife, lay claim that the Final Environmental Impact Statement for Northern Rocky Mountain wolf (re)introduction, “specifically conditions the delisting decision on a Finding of Subpopulation Genetic Exchange.” Judge Molloy finds in agreement with the plaintiffs in his 40-page ruling.1

Molloy’s 40-page ruling to grant a temporary injunction to place the wolf back under protection of the Endangered Species Act is a laughable document. The judge manipulates the science and goes so far as to make up definitions.

Molloy bases his entire decision on two aspects. One, is that the agreement the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service had with the state of Wyoming on managing the wolf after delisting was “arbitrary and capricious”. The second is that “genetic exchange” must occur before delisting can be considered and further goes on to claim that the USFWS cannot prove that this “exchange” took place.

Did USFWS state in their 1994 Environmental Impact Statement, as Judge Molloy refers, that genetic exchange has to take place?

What is interesting as well as disturbing, is that in Molloy’s 40-page ruling, he uses the term “genetic exchange” 49 times and actually creates his own term, “genetic connectivity” and uses it 2 times. In the 1994 Environmental Impact Statement, the term genetic exchange is used once and that came in an appendix to the original document and the EIS never once used “genetic connectivity” to describe anything.

Molloy insists over and over again that the USFWS’ EIS demands this genetic exchange, all the while the USFWS claims it never said that.

Probably in much the same way as Ed Bangs and his band of scientists randomly selected the idea that 10 breeding pairs and 100 wolves in each of the three recovery areas, so too was the mention of at some future date the need for “genetic exchange.” While many a person has spent countless hours discussing both viable wolf populations and “genetic connectivity,” what shouldn’t get lost during any of this is the fact that of all the issues sold to the American people about wolf (re)introduction, none of it was true.

Even if hind site has perfect vision, it would be impossible to (re)introduce wolves and end up with 30 pairs and 300 wolves before delisting. The system within which we all must work is rigged. Judge Molloy’s ruling here about genetic exchange is but one example of how the system has and continues to fail honest people because it is rigged.

We see in this ruling of Defenders of Wildlife v. H. Dale Hall (USFWS), that a judge, hand picked by the plaintiffs because of his activist rulings and staunch support to protect wolves, can destroy the real science and seriously obstruct the proper administration of the Endangered Species Act. In addition, when we are subjected to one man or a team of like-minded people, intent on wolf (re)introduction, the power and authority granted them in determining “best available science” makes for a very powerful and rigged system.

Ted B. Lyon Presentation: The Real Wolf

Costco to Sell “The Real Wolf” in Montana and Idaho

From Ted Lyon, coauthor of “The Real Wolf”:

Costco Wholesale Corporation has ordered The Real Wolf for their warehouses located in the states of Montana and Idaho. This is great news as Costco sells more books in their stores than any other wholesale chain. The book has ONLY one week to perform in Costco’s warehouses. If sales do not meet Costco’s expectations they will be pulled and returned to the publisher. The books are scheduled to arrive in their warehouses this weekend. If you know anyone who has not picked up their copy of The Real Wolf and lives in the area, please let them know that Costco should have the book in stock next week, the week of July 21. Below I have provided the addresses and phone numbers of the 10 Costco warehouses in Montana and Idaho:

Montana:

2290 King Avenue West
Billings, MT 59102
(406) 652-8765

2505 Catron Street
Bozeman, MT 59718
(406) 585-0383

2195 E. Custer Avenue
Helena, MT 59602
(406) 495-7040

2330 US Highway 93 N
Kalispell, MT 59901
(406) 758-2500

3220 Northern Pacific Avenue 59808-1338
(406) 543-6445

Idaho:

2051 S. Cole Road
Boise, ID
(208) 321-8703

355 East Neider Avenue
Coeur d’Alene, ID
(208) 676-7350

16700 N. Marketplace Blvd.
Nampa, ID 83687
(208) 465-3810

305 West Quinn Road
Pocatello, ID 83201
(208) 238-4040

731 Pole Line Road
Twin Falls, ID 83301
(208) 736-1550

Nobody in Their Right Mind Should Want to be an Innkeeper Now in Paperback

InnkeeperPBCoverI book that I had written and published as a e-book about a year or so ago, is now available for readers in paperback form from Amazon. I will have a stock of my own to sell and ship but for right now please take advantage of 10% off at Amazon.

Gorby Falling Down on the Job?

Earlier I posted some history from a book called “Away From it All” by Dorothy Boone Kidney. In that post it was about attacks on humans by bears and the history of the Lock Dam on Chamberlain Lake in the Allagash of Northern Maine.

The same friend who sent that information also sent me a short quip about gorbys, the Canada jay, and how one of the jay’s names is “moose bird” because the moose allows the gorby to land and ride on him or her and feed on ticks. We have recently learned that a combination of a harsh winter and an overabundance of winter ticks, a gorby’s delicacy, killed a lot of moose. Are there just too many moose with ticks that the gorby can’t keep up? Or not enough gorbys?

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Wolf: What’s to Understand?

I am here to announce that I am working diligently on another new book. I wish I could give some kind of time line as to when it will be completed but I just am not able to just yet. I will keep readers abreast of the status.

I am presently and have been for some time, deeply embroiled in research and writing. Yesterday, as only a writer can appreciate, I spent 4 hours in order to write 2 pages.

Wolf: What’s to Understand?, examines topics such as global wolf history, the Endangered Species Act, events leading up to wolf reintroduction into the Greater Yellowstone Area and what has transpired since wolf reintroduction. I’ll also examine wolf diseases and what our future might look like with wolves on the landscape.

This may all sound like more of the same old, same old. But that will not be the case. This book will prove to be different than just about all other wolf books. I take all of the topics listed above and reveal how the bastardization of best available science, has, not only destroyed a vital and extremely necessary scientific industry, but has turned nearly every aspect of wildlife management into a political army tank plowing over individual rights and manipulating public law in ways never intended placing humans below the interest of animals.

Best available science has become best available fraud. Environmentalists, a combination of programmed facilitators and willing serfs, are crying for a “new understanding of wolves” and that there must be a “paradigm shift” in how wolves are discussed and their purpose in our society. This antithesis to science really began when environmentalists exclaimed, “Wolves are just misunderstood.”

Secretary of State John Kerry, through his role as a member and founder of the Aspen Institute, says that it is the function of the Institute to “create new knowledge.” So what exactly is new knowledge and why is it necessary to create it? Knowledge is to discover.

Best Available Science became the foundation of the Endangered Species Act. Unfortunately that concept fails when honest science is extracted from the process and replaced with “new knowledge,” a “new understanding” and a “paradigm shift.”

Wolf: What’s to Understand?, doesn’t set out to prove scientific theories as they pertain to wolves. Instead, the book will expose the fraud and politics, which has led to a complete distrust of a government system that makes and breaks all the rules.

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Radio Interview With Ted Lyon, Author The Real Wolf

This is about a 12-minute radio interview with Ted Lyon, co-author of the book, The Real Wolf: The Science, Politics and Economics of Co-Existing With Wolves in Modern Times.

Radio Interview Link