June 18, 2018

Guns and Past vs. Present Americans

What’s the difference between yesteryear and today? The logic of the argument for those calling for stricter gun control laws, in the wake of recent school shootings, is that something has happened to guns. Guns have behaved more poorly and become evil. Guns themselves are the problem. The job for those of us who are 65 or older is to relay the fact that guns were more available and less controlled in years past, when there was far less mayhem. Something else is the problem.

Guns haven’t changed. People have changed. Behavior that is accepted from today’s young people was not accepted yesteryear.<<<Read More>>>

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Controlled Opposition World

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NRDC Colluding With China to Influence U.S. Public Opinion/Politics on Environmental Issues

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DHS Making List, Checking Twice. Are You One It? Do You Even Care?

While millions of insane Americans can’t get through one day without obsessing about whether or not it is a crime for the President or Congress for that matter, to “mislead” the Media or the Public the fascist bastards in Washington, including Donald Trump and HIS Department of Homeland Security (DHS), have decided that they “need,” in order “to protect and enhance the resilience of the nation’s physical and cyberinfrastructure,” to compile a list of “journalists, editors, correspondents, social media influencers, bloggers etc.” and to “monitor” it 24/7.

And there are only crickets to be heard!

As there were crickets in 2013 when Congress, in the National Defense Authorization Act repealed the prohibition on the president and Congress to intentionally lie and mislead anyone they so chose including the American people. And now some want death to Trump because he “misleads” the Media and the Public. If they only knew!

Necessary and Proper!

Not only does the administration, including Congress, of this private corporation, the United States, mislead, propagandize, and outright lie to the American servitude, but their henchmen, those lying bastard lawyers and advisors who know the laws and they know what Government can and can’t do, intentionally lie to all of us telling us something different…and we believe it because we know no better.

Recall, the Patriot Act was a “necessary” thing in order to enhance our national security. BULLSHIT! But millions of misled, lied-to, blinded, ignorant “CONservatives” took the bait, hook, line, and sinker, and did the bidding for the fascist government.

Here we are today, at a time when blinded, propagandized, ignorant millions of American’s who think Donald Trump is just the cat’s meow, along with his eager and cryptic chiseling away of what is left of any such thing as a Second Amendment right, now aims to completely violate our basic right to privacy under the false guise of the need to enhance and protect something wordsmiths have coined as “public and cyberinfrastructure.”

I’ll take a dozen, thank you.

For years I have heard comments from people whenever I mention that this fascist government and their enablers like Google, Facebook, Twitter, etc. has been and continues to archive and monitor everything we do, including Online and with our cell phones, GPS, in-car computers, appliances, electronics, laptops, tablets, “eye” pads, say, “I got nothing to hide.”

Is that reason enough to be complacent which in turns causes you to be an enabler? Do you love your servitude? Do you hate having rights and freedom? Evidently, but let’s impeach Trump because he’s a lying bastard…YEAH! Let’s enact some more of those “reasonable” restrictions on our basic, inalienable rights because it’s necessary. YEAH!

You may think you have nothing to hide, but that is completely your perspective. The Government’s perspective is always different…and you trust your Government? I don’t…in case you haven’t been paying attention.

Tyler Durden at ZeroHedge says this fact is “extremely creepy.” It is much more than that. Whether you THINK you have nothing to hide or not, this is a violation of one of life’s most basic rights. How much farther are we willing to allow this tyrannical government to destroy us? Evidently a lot further.

Hang on.

And while you continue to obsess on all the lies we are being told of what Trump has done that he promised and whether or not he should be impeached because he “misleads,”

DON’T GO LOOK!!

It’s just too difficult a thing to do to find the truth. Show me the money!

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Why The Left Loves and Hates Science

Scienticism is science without skepticism. It takes the ideas of science and uses them to create an infallible belief system that gives our lives meaning and dictates how we should live those lives.

In other words, a religion.

Contrary to popular disbelief, a religion doesn’t need a god. It does need some things. A creation myth that explains our lives. An enlightened leadership. The conviction that every person’s actions matter. Redemption, salvation and damnation. Miracles. An imminent apocalypse. A prophesized golden age.

Scientism offers all these things and more. Its creation myths inevitably lead to philosophies about our place in the universe. Its miracles are technological. Its heroes have super powers or spaceships. Global warming is on its way to destroy us. And only recycling and green energy can save us from the climate apocalypse. Its truths are infallible because they are prophesized by PhD’s wielding hockey stick graphs.<<<Read More>>>

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The Lost Nail

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Freedom To Say Whatever We Want In America is Dead

Ain’t America a great place? The consequences of freedom of speech or say an artful form of expression in America means if any of us try it out we’d better be ready to accept the consequences of speaking up speaking out or using some other talent to openly express ourselves… So in the land of freedom of speech be very wary… As that “philosophy” comes with everyone’s freedom to destroy you for expressing yourself, especially when it’s anti leftist or rightist from that political paradigms narrow minded perspectives.. Oops.. So remember before you open up and shout it out even if it’s true you’d better be ready to accept your obligation to accept the consequences… Thus there is no freedom of speech.. It’s a myth.. Oh you said that, so you don’t work here anymore… Especially if what you said is true.. You’re fired! Go starve in the gutter… GRIN.. Yep, ain’t America a great place… Don’t worry about Rosanne she has what the wealthy call Fk you money…

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Court Rules in Favor of Active Forest Management

Press Release from the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation:

MISSOULA, Mont.—The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals denied claims by several environmental groups and ruled in favor of a habitat management project in southwestern Montana.

The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and several other partners filed an amicus brief in support of the U.S. Forest Service and several other federal agencies.

“We have seen environmental groups file frivolous litigation time and time again seeking to thwart efforts designed at improving wildlife habitat and overall forest health. That is the case here,” said Blake Henning, RMEF chief conservation officer. “We appreciate the court’s ruling and look forward to the implementation of this needed habitat stewardship work.”

The East Deer Lodge Valley Landscape Restoration Management project is a landscape project in the Pintler Ranger District on the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest designed to improve forest health and reduce sedimentation in the headwaters of the Clark Fork River.

The vast majority of lodgepole pine trees in this immediate area are dead. Many of them are already on the ground. Without forest management treatment in the near future, the forest floor will be covered with combustible material that will also impede the growth of shrubs and grasses needed by elk, deer and other wildlife.

The project calls for the removal of pine beetle-killed timber, forest thinning to reduce conifer encroachment and other treatments on riparian areas to protect and improve watersheds that will enhance both fish and wildlife habitat.

“RMEF maintains litigation reform is necessary in order to allow agencies tasked with managing our forests the ability to implement active forest management that is so badly needed all across elk country,” added Henning.

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Secretary Zinke Applauds Presidential Action Supporting Public Lands Outfitters and Guides

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke today applauded President Donald J. Trump’s exemption from Executive Order 13658 for Recreational Services on Federal Lands.

5/25/2018

Contact: Interior_Press@ios.doi.gov

WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke today applauded President Donald J. Trump’s exemption from Executive Order 13658 for Recreational Services on Federal Lands. The Presidential exemption applies only to outfitters and guides who operate on Federal lands and does not apply to lodging, food service, or other businesses that operate on Federal lands, such as national parks, monuments, recreation areas, and other areas. The order was signed ahead of Memorial Day weekend, which is the unofficial start to peak season for many guides and outfitters.

“President Donald J. Trump is a businessman and a job creator who knows that government one-size-fits-all approaches usually end up fitting nobody. The President’s Executive Order, ‘Exemption from Executive Order 13658 for Recreational Services on Federal Lands,’ gives more flexibility to small guides and outfitters that operate in National Parks and other public lands,” said Secretary Zinke. “The order will have a positive effect on rural economies and American families, allowing guides and outfitters to bring tourists out on multi-day hiking, fishing, hunting, and camping expeditions, without enduring costly burdens. The outdoor recreation sector is a multi-billion dollar economic engine, and the more people able to enjoy our public lands, the better.”

“Our sincere appreciation to President Trump and Secretary Zinke for this job-saving action. Because we are in the backcountry 24/7 and on duty much or all of that time, E.O. 13658 was ill-conceived for businesses who cannot bring on a second or third shift to control overtime,” said David Brown, Vice President, America Outdoors Association, a national association of outfitters and guides.

Outdoor recreation accounted for 2-percent of the United States economy, or $373.7 billion, in 2016, according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis. Of that, $59.4 billion in activity is attributed to recreational vehicles, motorcycle, and motorized recreation enthusiasts. More than $38 billion is generated from fishing and boating. Hunting, shooting, and trapping contributes more than $15 billion to the economy. In all, more than 4 million people are employed in industries related to outdoor recreation.

“Today’s action by President Trump and Secretary Zinke removed what was an impossible compliance issue and therefore a monumental liability for the nations Guides and Outfitters. Attending to the health safety and welfare of clients on an outfitted trip begins at the trailhead and ends days later when everyone has safely returned; compliance with time accounting measures required by E.O. 13658 was impossible in this work environment,” said Mac Minard, Executive Director of the Montana Outfitters and Guides Association and Chairman of the Professional Outfitters and Guides of America. “On behalf of the 5,000 Outfitter businesses represented by the Professional Outfitters and Guides of America we offer our appreciation for the leadership of Secretary Zinke and the action of President Donald Trump. Because of this action, thousands will be able to enjoy and experience the natural wonders found in our National Treasures that are our Federal Public Lands.”

“Fishing guides play a significant role in ensuring Americans have opportunities to enjoy our nation’s tremendous fisheries resources, and in helping to support recreational fishing’s $115 billion economic impact,” said Glenn Hughes, President of the American Sportfishing Association. “We applaud President Trump for ensuring these services are not subject to harmful and unnecessary regulations, and for his continued leadership in support of the entire outdoor recreation community.”

National Parks are major economic engines for local communities that generate around $36 billion in economic output and are responsible for $18 billion in visitor spending. Many parks support outfitter and guide operations for guided hikes, river trips, and other expeditions. Some recreational opportunities at national parks, especially in backcountry areas, require planning, experience, and special equipment. Authorized guides and outfitters make it possible for park visitors who do not have these resources or skills to enjoy activities like horseback riding, river rafting, or snowmobile tours in some of the more remote and scenic areas of national parks.

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) oversees 16 National Conservation Areas, like Red Rock Canyon in Las Vegas, 27 National Monuments, and other public lands like California’s 18-acre Piedras Blancas Light Station Outstanding Natural Area. In 2017, BLM lands received more than 67.4 million recreation-related visits. In 2017, the BLM issued commercial permits to more than 1,000 outfitters and guides.

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Executive Order on Exemption from Executive Order 13658 for Recreational Services on Federal Lands

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act, 40 U.S.C. 101 et seq., and in order to ensure that the Federal Government can economically and efficiently provide the services that allow visitors of all means to enjoy the natural beauty of Federal parks and other Federal lands, it is hereby ordered as follows:

Section 1.  Policy.  Executive Order 13658 of February 12, 2014 (Establishing a Minimum Wage for Contractors), established a minimum wage to be paid by parties who contract with the Federal Government and applies to outfitters and guides operating on Federal lands.  These individuals often conduct multiday recreational tours through Federal lands, and may be required to work substantial overtime hours.  The implementation of Executive Order 13658 threatens to raise significantly the cost of guided hikes and tours on Federal lands, preventing many visitors from enjoying the great beauty of America’s outdoors.  Seasonal recreational workers have irregular work schedules, a high incidence of overtime pay, and an unusually high turnover rate, among other distinguishing characteristics.  As a consequence, a minimum wage increase would generally entail large negative effects on hours worked by recreational service workers.  Thus, applying Executive Order 13658 to these service contracts does not promote economy and efficiency in making these services available to those who seek to enjoy our Federal lands.  That rationale, however, does not apply with the same force to lodging and food services associated with seasonal recreational services, which generally involve more regular work schedules and normal amounts of overtime work.  Executive Order 13658 therefore should continue to apply to lodging and food services associated with seasonal recreational services.

Sec. 2.  Exemption from Executive Order 13658.  Section 7(f) of Executive Order 13658 is amended by inserting at its end the following language:  “This order shall not apply to contracts or contract-like instruments entered into with the Federal Government in connection with seasonal recreational services or seasonal recreational equipment rental for the general public on Federal lands, but this exemption shall not apply to lodging and food services associated with seasonal recreational services.  Seasonal recreational services include river running, hunting, fishing, horseback riding, camping, mountaineering activities, recreational ski services, and youth camps.”

Sec. 3.  Agency Implementation.  Executive departments and agencies (agencies) shall promptly take appropriate action to implement this exemption and to ensure that all applicable regulations and agency guidance are consistent with this order.  Agencies shall modify existing authorizations and solicitations for contracts or contract-like instruments affected by section 2 of this order by removing clauses requiring compliance with Executive Order 13658 (including the contract clause set forth at title 29, part 10, appendix A, Code of Federal Regulations) as soon as practicable and consistent with applicable law.  Agencies shall remove such clauses without impairing the recreational activities or uses authorized by those permits and contracts.

Sec. 4.  General Provisions.  (a)  Nothing in this order shall be construed to impair or otherwise affect:

(i)   the authority granted by law to an executive department or agency, or the head thereof; or

(ii)  the functions of the Director of the Office of Management and Budget relating to budgetary, administrative, or legislative proposals.

(b)  This order shall be implemented consistent with applicable law and subject to the availability of appropriations.

(c)  This order is not intended to, and does not, create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or in equity by any party against the United States, its departments, agencies, or entities, its officers, employees, or agents, or any other person.

DONALD J. TRUMP

THE WHITE HOUSE,
May 25, 2018.

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