May 22, 2017

National Park Service Seeks Public Comment on an Initial Bison Herd Reduction Environmental Assessment for Grand Canyon National Park

Press Release from National Park Service:

Grand Canyon, Ariz. – The National Park Service (NPS) has announced that the Initial Bison Herd Reduction Environmental Assessment (EA), which evaluates management actions related to bison on Grand Canyon’s North Rim, is available for public review and comment. The EA was prepared in collaboration with cooperating agencies — the Arizona Game and Fish Department, the U.S. Forest Service, the Bureau of Land Management, and the InterTribal Buffalo Council.

The bison on the park’s North Rim descended from animals brought to northern Arizona in 1906. In the 1990s the bison herd, which the Arizona Game and Fish Department has managed in the House Rock Wildlife Area on the Kaibab National Forest since 1929, began venturing onto the North Rim of the park.  Most of the bison herd now spends a majority of its time inside the park.

Biologists estimate that since the early 1990s the herd has grown from approximately 100 bison to between 400 to 600 bison that currently roam the Kaibab Plateau. Estimates also show that this bison herd could grow to nearly 800 bison in the next three years and as large as 1200 to 1500 animals within ten years if further management actions are not taken.

Given the current bison distribution, abundance, and density and the expected growth of this herd, the NPS is concerned about increased impacts on park resources, such as water, vegetation, soils, and archaeological sites; and on values such as visitor experience and wilderness character.

The purpose of the actions evaluated in this EA are to (1) quickly reduce bison population density in collaboration with other agencies with jurisdiction for bison management on the Kaibab Plateau, and (2) protect Grand Canyon National Park resources and values from the impacts of a steadily growing bison population.

Through the preferred alternative, the NPS, working together with cooperating agencies and partners, would reduce the bison herd to fewer than 200 animals using lethal culling with skilled volunteers and non-lethal capture and removal. Considering the size of the current bison population, the proposed herd reduction could be achievable over a period of three to five years and is consistent with recommendations for a herd size that would reduce or prevent impacts on park resources.

The NPS seeks the public’s thoughtful review and comments during the 30-day comment period, which concludes on June 7, 2017. The EA is available on the NPS Planning, Environment and Public Comment (PEPC) website at: http://parkplanning.nps.gov/grca_bison.

The NPS will host three in-person open house meetings during the comment period, as follows:

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

DoubleTree by Hilton

1175 West Route 66

Flagstaff, AZ 86001

6 pm to 8 pm MST (Arizona)

 

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Ben Avery Facility–Activities Center

4044 W. Black Canyon Blvd

Phoenix, AZ 85086

5 pm to 7 pm MST (Arizona)

 

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Holiday Inn Express and Hotel

217 South 100 East

Kanab, UT 84747

6 pm to 8 pm MDT (Utah); 5 pm to 7 pm MST (Arizona)

 

The NPS also plans to hold one informational web-based meeting on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 from 5 pm to 6 pm MST (Arizona). Registration for the web-based meeting and more information about the open house can be found at http://www.parkplanning.nps.gov/grca_bison.

 

Interested parties can submit comments either electronically on the PEPC website (the preferred method of receiving comments); via U.S. Postal Service at Grand Canyon National Park, PO Box 129, Attn: Bison Management Plan EA, Grand Canyon, AZ 86023; or at one of the in-person public meetings. Public comments will not be accepted during the web-based meeting; participants will be directed to the PEPC website to enter comments.

 

 

 

-NPS-

Office of Communications

Grand Canyon National Park

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Dear Montana Wolf Hunter: Do You Have a Strong Emotional Bond With Wolves?

Think about this one…if you are at all capable. It appears the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks department sent out a wolf management survey to some of the residents. What’s not clear to me is exactly who the survey was mailed to. I wonder because the letter (shown below) that accompanied the survey, is addressed this way: “Dear Resident Wolf Hunter.” If the survey was only sent to Montana resident wolf hunters, then the question needs to be asked why did the survey include Questions 12 and 25? (Shown below)

Question 12 wants to know if Montana Resident Wolf Hunters think “the rights of wolves” are more important than the interests of humans. Doesn’t that tell us a lot of where the perspective on wildlife and animals is and where it is going? I need to ask, why you would ask a Montana Resident Wolf Hunter, whose goal, I am to assume, is to kill a wolf….or five, would be interested in “the rights of wolves” or other socially retarded, emotional, clap-trap, insane issues as wolf rights and emotional bonds, among others?

But it gets worse. Question 25 wants to know if Montana Resident Wolf Hunters think wolves should have the same rights as people, hunting is disrespectful to animals, have a “strong emotional bond,” and the list is nauseating to read. Only a mentally ill quack would think up such questions.

Yesterday in a radio interview I talked of how our society has become so perverse toward animals, placing them at an existence level higher than man, that it was an abomination unto Yehwah.

The idea that any managers of wildlife would ask such insane and perverse questions says a lot about the status of our mentally deranged society and drives home the reality that hunting, trapping and fishing are rapidly headed toward its end. Don’t kid yourself. There is no hope.

In my opinion, this survey was either sent to a random sampling of Montana residents, disguised as a survey for Montana Resident Wolf Hunters, whose objective is to be able to publish results of this survey that contain mostly or all non hunting residents to manipulate public opinion. Or, they are sending this survey only to Montana Resident Wolf Hunters, and as a reflection of the positions, policies and values of the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, are attempting to continue the brainwashing of as many hunters as they can to effect the gradual, perverse changes that they intend for all the rest of us.

Psalm 36: Wickedness saith to the wicked man,even in mine heart, that there is no fear of God before his eyes.

For he flattereth himself in his own eyes, while his iniquity is found worthy to be hated.

The words of his mouth are iniquity and deceit: he hath left off to understand and to do good.

He imagineth mischief upon his bed: he setteth himself upon a way, that is not good, and doth not abhor evil.

Thy mercy, O Lord, reacheth unto the heavens, and thy faithfulness unto the clouds.

Thy righteousness is like the mighty mountains: thy judgments are like a great deep: thou Lord, dost save man and beast.

How excellent is thy mercy, O God! therefore the children of men trust under the shadow of thy wings.

They shall be satisfied with the fatness of thine house, and thou shalt give them drink out of the river of thy pleasures.

For with thee is the well of life, and in thy light shall we see light.

10 Extend thy loving-kindness unto them that know thee, and thy righteousness unto them that are upright in heart.

11 Let not the foot of pride come against me, and let not the hand of the wicked men move me.

12 There they are fallen that work iniquity: they are cast down, and shall not be able to rise.

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Let The Dead Take Care Of The Dead – As For Myself I Choose To Live

Can a corporation or does a corporation have living men? Can You be a man of a corporation? No.. What do corporations own? Citizens – subjects – chattel – Peonage – human resources identified PERSONS – property. Corporations own property. Corporations are without life and corporations own things that are without life.. We have been offered something quite better than corporate death.. The life of a living breathing man not intellectually despoiled with materialist lusts thus a willingness to enter into bondage to seek after materialism beyond the realm of ones means by enticement into debt. The so called  protection of the U.S. constitution is a fraud as the document is an instrument of debt. It is a contract. The document also is the subjection of the British Crown Banking upon every U.S. Citizen – Constitutors with privileges tied to the responsibility of that great national debt caused by others.. agents of the Banking Cartel.Enforced by their agents of the BAR. Signed up at birth and indoctrinated to believe there are no greater responsibilities than this created in debt U.S. citizenship exceptionalism.. A counterfeit exceptionalism traded for a better offer long since ignored thus lost by ignorance. The very concept of freewill outside of this subjugation of debt considered insane.. While the dead hand over their newborn children and grandchildren to these masters of deceit. Every where I look the dead are scurrying along as fast as they can go seeking after a grand illusion in a {K}nightmare of endless perpetual debt. The American Dream.. Thats all it ever was and all it ever will be.. A dream. Some do make it, standing alone atop a pile of bones. Pushed up there by the dead they used along the way with mountains of resources that would feed billions of the hungry packed away in their back pockets.. Every business top to bottom, fortune 500 down to the logger on main street, this model operates identically the same. One for all using all for one.. Get up get moving for those instruments of debt.

 

Political Charters Create Corporate Countries As Fictions
https://thereisnodebt.wordpress.com/2013/04/28/the-law/

Category:Political charters
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Political_charters

Given an understanding of the nature of constitutions, it becomes clear as to why the following can be seen to make sense –

28 U.S. Code § 3002 – Definitions

(15) “United States” means—
(A) a Federal corporation;
(B) an agency, department, commission, board, or other entity of the United States; or
(C) an instrumentality of the United States.

In the phrase given as, ‘of the United States’, what is the United States ?

Answer:

(A) a Federal corporation

Sourced:

http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/28/3002

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The incorporation of the United States is entirely lawful. It must be understood that all countries throughout history have been and still are, of necessity, personally owned private corporations created from personally owned ‘copywritten’ private political charters (constitutions), and that the governments and political assemblies, for example, parliaments and congresses, created under the authority of those constitutions, are mere agents to the owners of corporate countries. As an owner to a constitution, you are within your rights to by-pass your representative political governments and your political assemblies.

The following video provides for an excellent explanation of agents in the service of their masters ‘updating’ administratively their owners interests, however, it is misguided in the view it takes on constitutions, in that somehow congressional approval is required to enact legislation –

THE UNITED STATES CORPORATION COMPANY: the de facto government
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9VFyQb2kqO0

United States Corporation Company
https://anticorruptionsociety.files.wordpress.com/2014/01/articles-of-incorporation-of-u-s-corp-company.pdf

Sourced:

Source Documents
http://anticorruptionsociety.com/source-documents/

Once again, what needs to be thoroughly appreciated is this –

Political Charters Create Corporate Countries As Fictions
https://thereisnodebt.wordpress.com/2013/04/28/the-law/

RULE THYSELF LEST YE BE RULED
(Nature’s Cause As The Only Exceptional Fiction – Cause & Effect)
https://thereisnodebt.wordpress.com/2014/01/22/rule-thyself-lest-ye-be-ruled/

Countries are therefore, The Great Trading Corporations of their Owners –

Read under the title heading, §6. The Great Trading Corporations, on page 7 of,

A treatise on the law of private corporations
by Elliott, Charles B. (Charles Burke), 1861-1935; Abbott, Howard S. (Howard Strickland), 1864-1944
Published 1911
https://archive.org/details/onlawofprivateco00elli

(It can now be seen that the word country is synonymous with the word corporation)

Of course, for any opinions taken from whomever they originate with, on page 10 under the title heading, §8. The juristic person, ‘the juristic person’ will always remain a fiction attaching itself to the fictitious jurisdictional territory belonging to the Owners of a personally owned private fictitious trading corporate country as a business, regardless of the wishful thinking of mere respected opinion. Opinion being of course the fictitious imaginings of an individual, whether or not that fiction is shared by others.

For the ‘juristic person’ to attach to those to be found in the physical world under the authority of ‘true’ Natural Law and its true Rule of Law, requires their ‘membership’ to the traditions-of-men whose traditions are, of course, merely fictions; and that would require individuals to ‘knowingly’ consent to membership.

‘knowing consent’ necessitates ‘full-disclosure’ for there to be legitimacy in not falling foul of conditions that nullify and void (null and void) any arrangements entered into without it –

PUBLIC SERVICE, COMMON SENSE AND THE LAW – PART I
https://thereisnodebt.wordpress.com/2013/08/20/public-service-common-sense-and-the-law-part-i/

RULE THYSELF LEST YE BE RULED
(Nature’s Cause As The Only Exceptional Fiction – Cause & Effect)
https://thereisnodebt.wordpress.com/2014/01/22/rule-thyself-lest-ye-be-ruled/

Peonage

Definition of Peonage
Peonage is a type of involuntary servitude
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peon

Definition of ‘Involuntary Servitude’
Slavery; the condition of an individual who works for another individual against his or her will as a result of force, coercion, or imprisonment, regardless of whether the individual is paid for the labor.
http://legal-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/Involuntary+Servitude
We read –
(6) Involuntary servitude
The term “involuntary servitude” includes a condition of servitude induced by means of—
(A) any scheme, plan, or pattern intended to cause a person to believe that, if the person did not enter into or continue in such condition, that person or another person would suffer serious harm or physical restraint; or
(B) the abuse or threatened abuse of the legal process.
http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/22/7102
Definition of coercion
The action or practice of persuading someone to do something by using force or threats
http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/coercion
Comment.-
“There is always an underlying threat of violence if you fail to comply with private corporate government. Their coercion then, lies with this underlying threat of violence and their lack of full disclosure as to the nature of their organisation as being a, personally owned private fictitious coorporation, which failure of disclosure forms the basis with which the conditions of involuntary slavery can be achieved.”—ThereIsNoDebt

 

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Truth Keeps Coming Forth Despite Gatekeepers Misleading Misdirection of Evidence

Skin deep surface material misleading and misdirection failing at all levels in all issues..

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Agenda 2030-2050-Population Objectivity of Subjects Conclusion Set Date 2100

The mechanism and origins of economic inequality are to be found with the Vatican.. All roads lead to Rome.. UNICEP-UNEP-Agenda 2100 Sustainable development is their inquisition of eugenics.. Unfortunately while u.s. subjects can read the international documents evidence. They fail to comprehend what the words / terms are implying.. The document[s] is specifically calling for depopulation.. I am referring to the Agenda 21 document, the United Nations Environmental “Global” Biodiversity Assessment.Including of course Our Global Community and the First Global Revolution, and Limits To Growth. The number one problem of course being people, subjects specifically called direct drivers of environmental destruction, causing eco system collapse via Climate Change.. All lies of course as they are manipulating the destruction and misplacing the blame of the cause onto the worlds mass populace..

Economic restrictions are not being implemented by wolves nor grizzly bears.. Nor controlled opposition environmental groups..

The bears and wolves can be managed/controlled.. Obviously governmental public office holders representing who they serve who is not the subjects negatively effected by these various U.N. documents are the real storm troopers delivering heavy Agenda 2100 economic bombing.. Carpet bombing every aspect of how people make their livings into oblivion.. The wolves and bears are a cute distraction.. In their massive campaign of distractions.. This is not only effecting farming, ranching nor hunting.. It is everything economical, building codes, plumbing/heating/electrical all housing.. In everything..

The real wolves and bears dressed in sheep’s clothing;

“…reduce their persons to perpetual slavery…and to convert them to his and their use and profit”—
Bull Romanus Pontifex (Nicholas V), January 8, 1455

Those who discover sustainable developments true meaning will be deemed arbiters of “fake news” and silenced – censured, ignored.. While those who misinterpret it will be rewarded..

SWW is fourth grade propaganda level Gate-keeping fake opposition…Nothing more.. A huge disappointment..

AGENDA 2030 – A CALL TO ACTION

Agenda 21’s eugenics programme of worldwide ‘preparedness’ having been finalised, calls for its eugenicist ambitions to be put into ‘action’ with its successor, Agenda 2030, primed and ready to do just that; whose programme into action for the eugenicist depopulation of the Earth has been officially announced by the Holy See as law at the General Assembly of the United Nations on the 25th of September 2015.

It must be understood that when the Holy See gave his climate-change encyclical – preceeding his appearance at the United Nations – as well as his speech at the United Nations General Assembly, that his encyclical is an ecclesiastical letter as ‘actual law’ for all of the Churches fictitious jurisdictions. Together with his official pronouncements as ‘law’ given at the United Nations General Assembly, these both quite rightly are to be taken as ‘personally owned private laws’ for fictitious jurisdictional territories.

We read last paragraph, that –

“In the early centuries the term encyclical was applied, not only to papal letters…”

Source:

Encyclical
http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/05413a.htm

Letters of the popes:

We read from the 1st paragraph –

“The popes began early, by virtue of the primacy, to issue laws as well for the entire Church as for individuals. This was done in the form of letters. Such letters were sent by the popes either of their own will or when application was made to them by synods, bishops, or individual Christians.”

We also read and learn –

“Following the example of the Roman emperors the popes soon established archives (scrinium) in which copies of their letters were placed as memorials for further use, and as proofs of authenticity.”

Source:

Ecclesiastical Letters
http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/09202a.htm

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The Pope is an example of a Roman emperor –

Source:

EYE OF NEWT, TOE OF FROG – ACT III
https://thereisnodebt.wordpress.com/2014/12/29/eye-of-newt-toe-of-frog-act-iii/

From Chapter 2, entitled, The Crown of the Cæsars Passes to the Papacy, we read,

The Roman Church, without dispute, had by 538 inherited the seat of the Caesars, as Adolf Harnack recorded in his book What is Christianity?,

It [the Papacy] is a political creation, and as imposing as a World-Empire, because of the continuation of the Roman Empire. The Pope, who calls himself “King” and “Pontifex Maximus” is Caesar’s successor. (New York, Putnam, 1901, second edition, page 270).

The same historian concluded that—

The Roman Church in its way privily pushed itself into the place of the Roman World-Empire, of which it is the actual continuation. (Ibid.)

Alexander Clarence Flick in his historical work, The Rise of the Mediaeval Church, concluded that,

The mighty Catholic Church was little more than the Roman Empire baptised. Rome was transformed as well as converted. The very capital of the old Empire became the capital of the Christian Empire. The office of the Pontifex Maximus was continued in that of the Pope. . . . Even the Roman language has remained the official language of the Roman Catholic Church down through the ages. (New York: Burt Franklin, 1959 pp 148, 149).

http://www.sundaylaw.net/books/other/standish/twobeasts/tb02.htm

SOURCES & ALTERNATIVE SOURCES FOR READINGS IN CHURCH HISTORY

What is Christianity? (1957) by Harnack, Adolf von, 1851-1930, New York, Harper 1901
https://archive.org/details/whatischristian01saungoog

Adolf Harnack – German historian and theologian
http://www.ccel.org/ccel/harnack

Adolf von Harnack
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adolf_von_Harnack

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Divine Right of Kings

If we consider that all men are ‘equally endowed’ by nature’s Cause with ‘innate freewill’, then the information we find in reading what is said about the Divine Right of Kings, as well as what is said concerning ‘the Church’, is something of a curiosity, since the Will of God, we would reasonably deduce in relation to man, is quite clear when it comes to all men everywhere – who are endowed with ‘an equal measure of freewill before nature’s Cause or nature’s God’, without exception in the realm of the physical world.

The source of a rebellion to what man sees as God’s Will, on the matter of freewill, would not be God as the source of rebellion contradicting Himself; we would reasonably deduce regarding ‘equal freewill’ in all men, but the source of rebellion, if we look to Heaven for heavenly authority and the source of what God would not make absurd in us, would then be an alternative to God’s Authority and the use by men of that ‘alternative authority’, in making ‘absurd’, equal innate freewill endowed by nature’s Cause or nature’s God in all men.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Divine_right_of_kings

RULE THYSELF LEST YE BE RULED
https://thereisnodebt.wordpress.com/2014/01/22/rule-thyself-lest-ye-be-ruled/

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EUGENICS AS A MEANS OF CLEANSING

Etymology of Purgatory

in Latin, “means of cleansing,”

http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=purgatory

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Etymology of Purge

note noun.-

“that which purges,”

http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=purge&allowed_in_frame=0

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Definition of Purge

1.4 Law Atone for or wipe out

http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/purge

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Definition of Purgative

Origin

from the verb purgare (see purge)

http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/purgative

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Etymology of Purgatory

past participle stem of Latin purgare (see purge (v.)

http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=purgatory

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Definition of Atone

verb

Make amends or reparation

Example

a human sacrifice to atone for the sin

http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/atone#atone__2

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The Roots and Origins of Eugenics belong to the Self-Ennobling Ones and their Self-validating Clergy’s Doctrines

We read, 1st paragraph of Catholic doctrine –

Purgatory (Lat., “purgare”, to make clean, to purify) in accordance with Catholic teaching is a place or condition of temporal punishment for those who, departing this life in God’s grace, are, not entirely free from venial faults, or have not fully paid the satisfaction due to their transgressions.

Source:

Purgatory
http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/12575a.htm

Comment.-

Where are people to be found in purgatory ?

Purgatory happens in a space between Heaven(that is, ‘this life in God’s grace’) and Hell; purgatory is the temporal corporeal, or physical world, where people are to be found in a temporal condition of life, in the here and now

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Definition of Transgression

noun

1. 1. (Law) a breach of a law, etc;

sin or crime

http://www.thefreedictionary.com/transgression

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Definition of Temporal
http://www.thefreedictionary.com/temporal

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Definition of Corporeal
http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/corporeal

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The Catholic Church’s definition of Space (or a Place):

We read, end of 5th paragraph –

“Space is therefore as real, as objective, as the corporeal world itself, but in itself it exists apart only in the human mind, seeing that in the reality of existing things it is only the extension of bodies themselves.”

Source:

Space
http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/14167a.htm

Comment.-

Space is the temporal corporeal world itself if it is said to be as real as the corporeal world itself. When we use our eyes we are made aware of reality outside of our mind alone, that is what our eyes are for. And of course, the mind is made viable and enabled by the reality of existing things as literally ‘us’, and in that respect, the mind is ‘only the extension of bodies themselves’.

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Image of a fiery purgatory by Annibale Carracci

Source:

Purgatory
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Purgatory

Definition of Purgatory

Noun

1. – a place or state of suffering inhabited by the souls of sinners who are expiating their sins before going to heaven

Adjective

archaic

Having the quality of cleansing or purifying:

Example –

infernal punishments are purgatory and medicinal

http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/purgatory

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Definition of Infernal

Adjective

1. Relating to or characteristic of hell or the underworld

http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/infernal#infernal__2

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Definition of Expiate (Expiating)

Make amends or reparation for (guilt or wrongdoing):

Example –

their sins must be expiated by sacrifice

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Definition of Sacrifice

Noun

1. An act of slaughtering an animal or person or surrendering a possession as an offering to a deity:

Examples –

they offer sacrifices to the spirits

the ancient laws of animal sacrifice

1.1 An animal, person, or object offered in the act of sacrifice

Verb

1. Offer or kill as a religious sacrifice

Example –

the goat was sacrificed at the shrine

http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/sacrifice#sacrifice__2

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Definition of Shrine

Noun

1. A place regarded as holy because of its associations with a divinity or a sacred person or relic, marked by a building or other construction

http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/shrine#shrine__2

This excellent compilation of evidence was done by There Is No Debt..

Apparently putting up a defense against this offense of depopulation management of subjects is uninteresting..

They come to bring economic death with their documents of sustainable development..Which results in your deaths..

They are not playing games.. This is no game, they are serious.. The question is will the targeted for depopulation ever get serious?

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I’ll be a Radio Guest on Sunday

I will be a guest on the Shake, Rattle and Troll radio show Sunday, May 14, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. EST on KFNX, 1100 am out of Phoenix, Arizona. You can tune in Online by clicking on this link.

We will be discussing wolves and promoting my book, “Wolf: What’s to Misunderstand.” And if things go as they usually do, other topics of interest will be cover. Lots of fun!

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Ignorance of Agenda 2100 – U.N.E.P. In General Beyond Belief

What a great description we are facing with Agenda 21.” —People that say stupid crap like this deserve agenda 2100…Worse they likely never read it..

Really.. If all you were facing were wolves and grizzly bears solving the problem of Agenda 2030-2050-2100 This issue Would be a walk in the park.. Because it is not wolves and grizzlies destroying all of your freedoms..

Are you so ignorant that you believe whatever is dictated to you?

“Reason and Ignorance, the opposites of each other, influence the great bulk of mankind. If either of these can be rendered sufficiently extensive in a country, the machinery of Government goes easily on. Reason obeys itself; and Ignorance submits to whatever is dictated to it.”— Thomas Paine

What is at stake here is far more than just hunting privileges..

Obviously, the above quoted material does not offer demonstrable fact or testimony… No surprise since intelligent people know that the court of public opinion is more often than not by people making idiotic baseless testimony..

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Cantwell, Western Democratic Senators Urge Feds to Lift Sudden Suspension of Public Land Advisory Groups

Press Release from the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources:

WASHINGTON, D.C — Today, Ranking Member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) and a coalition of western Democratic senators today urged the Interior Department to lift its sudden suspension of long-standing local committees and advisory boards that provide essential community input on public land management.

Their letter to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke follows reports that the Department of the Interior (DOI) postponed all meetings for public resource advisory councils and committees (RACs) until September. The letter was led by Sen. Cantwell and Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), and signed by Sens. Tom Udall (D-N.M.), Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), Patty Murray (D-Wash.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), and Michael Bennet (D-Colo.).

“We are very concerned about this news and would like an answer as to why the RAC meetings were postponed during the BLM’s review of all advisory boards and committees,” the senators wrote. “It is critical that local voices, including RACs, have the opportunity to provide input and take part in the process at all times, not just when those local voices align with the Administration or a large special interest.”

The advisory groups are designed to get diverse community input on often-contentious public land management issues. These advisory groups were included both in Wyden’s original legislation creating Secure Rural Schools support for counties in Oregon and nationwide; and the Interior Department’s own rules dating back to 1995.

Those advisory groups have long helped to balance questions of environmental and economic impacts by informing decisions on issues such as recreation, land use planning, grazing, oil and gas exploration, and wildfire management.

“Balancing these interests is challenging, which is why RACs were created,” the lawmakers wrote. “By working through difficult land management issues and getting local input from the beginning, projects are more likely to succeed. Without this tool, many good land management projects would never be completed.”

A copy of the entire letter is here.

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I Want to be Clear, Renewable Energy Puts Money in My Buddy’s Pocket

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RMEF Celebrates 33rd Anniversary

Press Release from the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation:

MISSOULA, Mont.—The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation is commemorating 33 years of carrying out its conservation mission to ensure the future of elk, other wildlife, their habitat and our hunting heritage.

“We are deeply indebted to and grateful for men and women who had the foresight, energy and perseverance to establish this organization for the benefit of elk and elk country,” said David Allen, RMEF president and CEO. “They sacrificed much for a big game mammal that today is the thriving majestic symbol of our nation’s wild country.”

Founded on May 14, 1984, by four elk hunters in northwest Montana, RMEF began operations in a modest trailer in the middle of a field. At that time, there were approximately 550,000 elk in North America. Today, there are more than one million elk from coast-to-coast.

As of December 31, 12016, RMEF and its partners carried out 10,469 conservation and hunting heritage outreach projects that conserved or enhanced 7,111,358 acres. It also opened or secured access to 1,105,667 acres. Additionally, RMEF assisted with successful elk reintroductions in seven states and one Canadian province.

RMEF now has more than 222,000 thousand members and more than 500 chapters across the United States.

“We appreciate our volunteers, members and partners as well as sportsmen and women who support the RMEF. It is because of them that we are able to accelerate our mission across elk country,” added Allen.

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