March 21, 2019

In Maine, Too Many Game Animals or Not Enough Game Animals? And None of It Matters

And the beat goes on! Drums keep pounding rhythm to my brain!

Ah, yes! The committee in Maine is at work attempting to put onto paper all the management plans for deer, moose, bear and turkey. Members on the committee seem to be saying there are too many of certain kinds of game animals, while others are saying there isn’t enough. Perhaps the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (MDIFW) and the committee should go on Facebook and ask followers what they think…and don’t forget the environmentalists and animal rights perverts. Oh, wait. That’s right. They already have some of them on the committee helping to “steer” efforts in the right way. Perhaps asking for input from Black Lives Matter?

The other day I wrote about how I thought the entire effort was a waste of time – jumping through bureaucratic hoops for the sole purpose of getting money. These plans are seldom followed or even referred to during their 15-year life expectancy…well, except when it’s convenient. I wonder if all the committee members will win a trophy when the task is complete? At least a certificate of participation?

Just as a reminder, some of us have been doing a lot of hollering that something ought to be done about growing a deer herd. The result? Increased doe permits because Maine had one relatively mild winter. I guess this is now the major driving force toward deer management.

Some of us have suggested efforts to reduce the bear populations that have been determined to be a major factor in reduced deer existence. The result? Crickets, except listening to what the guides have to say and doing as they are told. Now I understand that in the proposed bear management plan, MDIFW is going to spend time and money to “educate” people how to “coexist” with bears. No, seriously. I’m not the only person out there over the age of 60. When was the last time, in your life span, that we had to teach people how to “coexist” with bears? I thought so.

I’ve banged my head against cement walls attempting to get somebody to listen to the idea that Maine simply has too many moose and that’s why winter ticks have taken over the job of managing the moose herd. The result? Reduced numbers of moose permits and discussion about stopping any kind of deer management in Northern Maine and focus only on moose. Let’s continue breeding and growing ticks shall we? Hmmm. This must have been the suggestion of the guides and camp owners. It’s probably easier as well. Instead of having to listen to questions about why the deer hunting sucks, MDIFW biologists can just say, “We don’t manage deer there anymore. But the moose hunting is good. You just need to hire a guide, pay a few thousand dollars, and if you’re lucky enough to draw a permit, oh boy!” Maybe the change would make for better reality TV programming. Let’s get drunk and go catch somebody illegally looking at a moose….or something.

I really should stop all this talk!

But, for some reason, and meaning no offense to the members of the committee, members seem to think this time will be different. If we can just get into these game management plans all those things that make us feel good, this time it will be different. This time MDIFW will follow the plan. This time.

Last time the plan didn’t get followed very good and so MDIFW had to stop mid-plan and devise a crock of bologna called Maine’s Game Plan for Deer.  We can expect MDIFW to follow these new game management plans as closely as they did the Maine’s Game Plan for Deer. I wonder what followers of Facebook thought about that. Did MDIFW get any “likes” for that? Did MDIFW go and ask members of the Humane Society of the United States if it was alright to go through the motions so as to get the sportsmen off their backs? Go ask Katie!

Or maybe cough up another few hundred thousand dollars to hire a “research” company to come up with what you want to hear – like sportsmen are so much in love with MDIFW.

I’ll repeat it one more time, just for the insanity of it: Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and each time expecting a different result. Isn’t this really bureaucratic insanity at its finest?

And yes, I do understand that by my repeated writing, asking the same questions, pointing out the same nonsense, etc. and expecting that something will change, is complete insanity.

I guess I really do fit in!

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$720 Million Arms Sales to Turkey, France

BILLING CODE 5001-06-C
Transmittal No. 14-01
Notice of Proposed Issuance of Letter of Offer Pursuant to Section 
36(b)(1) of the Arms Export Control Act, as amended
    (i) Prospective Purchaser: Turkey
    (ii) Total Estimated Value:

Major Defense Equipment *...............................     $62 million
Other...................................................     $ 8 million
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  TOTAL.................................................     $70 million
 

    (iii) Description and Quantity or Quantities of Articles or 
Services under Consideration for Purchase: Joint Direct Attack Munition 
(JDAM) tail kits comprised of 400 GBU-31(V)1 for use with Mk84 bombs, 
200 GBU-31(V)3 for use with BLU-109 bombs, 300 GBU-38 for use with Mk82 
bombs, 100 GBU-54 Laser JDAM kits for use with Mk82 bombs, 200 BLU-109 
Hard Target Penetrator Warheads, and 1000 FMU-152A/B fuzes. Non-MDE 
includes containers, support equipment, spare and repair parts, 
integration, test equipment, publications and technical documentation, 
personnel training and training equipment, U.S. Government and 
contractor engineering and technical support, and other related 
elements of logistics support.<<<Read More>>>

BILLING CODE 5001-06-C
Transmittal No. 16-03
Notice of Proposed Issuance of Letter of Offer Pursuant to Section 
36(b)(l) of the Arms Export Control Act, as amended
    (i) Prospective Purchaser: Government of France
    (ii) Total Estimated Value:

Major Defense Equipment*................................    $355 million
Other...................................................    $295 million
                                                         ---------------
  TOTAL.................................................    $650 million<<<Read More>>>
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DAM! What’s Going On?

Yesterday, I gave readers information, including a link to a Working Paper, the result of lawsuits and the compiling of information that appears as a possible threat to Americans when the U.S. Congress granted control of the Kerr Dam to the Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes (CSKT) of the Flathead Indian Reservation located in northwestern, Montana. According to information provided by Lawrence A. Kogan and Anita Bradley, there are Turkish connections to the CSKT and involvement with the dam. These connections gave rise to concerns to many.

As part of this “concern,” the below information and links followed emails about the Working Paper, that included updated information. Before reading the below, I suggest you might want to first read the Working Paper. I’ve followed all the links provided and thoroughly read the media accounts. The media accounts provide what most people would call items of a legitimate concern – mostly because nobody has provided explanations of these events.

I will, however, remind readers of my comments yesterday when I stated that all media reports are, “lies and full of distractions.” That, of course, doesn’t mean a total disregard for what is written. On the same token it is irresponsible to blindly accept everything written as truth. That is up to the reader to determine.

I will point out one obvious example of how the media and those who provide information to the media screw things up and send mixed messages – either deliberately or ignorantly. In one of the news outlets, that media quotes a person of supposed authority as saying that over 50 stolen propane tanks could not be the work of terrorists because stealing the tanks would draw the attention of law enforcement. This is followed by another news report of “tens of thousands” of blank passports “possibly” stolen by ISIS or other terror/criminal groups. In that report, the concern was about the possibility that ISIS or other terror groups stole the passports. Why then, is stealing of propane tanks, that would draw the attention of law enforcement, not be terrorist activity and stealing passports would?

Regardless, it seems that there have been recent events following the supposed terror act in San Bernadino, that should be of concern. In addition, with relatively recent information that the U.S. Government is covering up possible terror events, including Iranian hacking into control systems of dams, I would think there should be legitimate concern about the Kerr Dam with the residents of Montana and the whole of the U.S.

Then again, all of this could be just distractions. Remember though, distractions are for a reason. Trust no one! Do your own work…if you care.

Here is the email addendum to the Working Paper:

Readers throughout the United States should be concerned about the connections the Kogan-Bradley report <http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2704179> makes between otherwise separate policy areas, especially in light of the following recent media reports identifying troublesome but seemingly unconnected incidents-of-concern.  These include: 1) the FBI’s investigation of Middle Eastern men expressing interest in touring Bagnell Dam/Reservoir on Lake Ozark < https://www.ijreview.com/2015/12/495768-fbi-missouri-dam/ >; 2) the FBI’s investigation of 5 total confirmed incidents of bulk (60-100 unit) cell phone purchases at various Walmart locations in south and central Missouri < http://www.abc17news.com/news/fbi-investigating-suspicious-purchase-at-columbia-walmart/36877514>; 3) the administration’s cover-up of an FBI investigation of Iranian computer hackers securing access to the control system of a small dam outside of New York City two years ago < http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2015/12/21/iranian-hackers-gained-access-to-suburban-nyc-dam-in-2013-report-says.html >; 4)  the FBI’s investigation of the stealing of dozens of propane tanks at Kansas City, Missouri-based CVS stores and a BP gas station < http://fox2now.com/2015/12/11/dozens-of-propane-tanks-stolen-from-three-different-missouri-locations/ >; 5) Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan’s meeting with Khaled Meshaal, leader of Palestinian militant group Hamas <http://news.yahoo.com/turkeys-erdogan-meets-hamas-leader-meshaal-istanbul-sources-190315386.html >; 6) Islamic State’s stealing of “tens of thousands” of blank passports that it could use to smuggle its fighters into Europe, and potentially, the U.S., as refugees < http://news.yahoo.com/jihadists-stole-tens-thousands-blank-passports-report-154955786.html;_ylt=AwrXgiO003ZWWEsA_z_QtDMD;_ylu=X3oDMTByMjR0MTVzBGNvbG8DZ3ExBHBvcwM3BHZ0aWQDBHNlYwNzcg– >; and 7) the administration’s cover-up of U.S. troops with prior Middle East combat experience <http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/06/21/AR2010062104103.html> and current Syrian refugees being stricken with a lethal skin-eating disease capable of surviving for up to one year within the host’s body in tropical and sub-tropical climates and being transported to the United States <http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/syria-epidemic-leishmaniasis_5671e7d7e4b0dfd4bcc07c8e >.

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Highly Questionable Turkey, Open Border & Greater Tribal Sovereignty Policies Together Undermine U.S. National Security

*Editor’s Comment* – The linked-to “Working Paper” is an interesting read and one that should challenge readers to get to work to discover the real Truth in what is being discussed. As always, to me it is interesting when someone, innocent or otherwise, begins to discover things that raise eyebrows, the result being a compilation of interesting information presented as “facts” and “public information.” The difficulty with this, and I certainly am not questioning the author’s work, is that for Truth Seekers, we know that much of the “facts” and “public information” are lies and full of distractions. It becomes necessary to sort over what tidbits are the truth and which parts are lies intended to distract. For this reason readers need to get to work to discover what is truth based on real events and not based on media presentations, or even what the Government tells us.

I have not taken the time to research this entire paper, and I’m not sure I will, at least not immediately, as my time is usually focused on other matters, albeit matters that ultimately link to a common source. Which brings me to my only comment about the Working Paper that I will offer readers who are truly interested.

In part of the information, the authors mention that ISIS gets most of their funding from the “illegal” sale of crude oil – the sale of which is mostly handled by Turkey and then re-marketed to other clients. This has been offered many times and treated as common knowledge in the Press and elsewhere, even though it shouldn’t be. If nothing else and before anyone can begin to comprehend the depth of power and complexity of this, of which the Working Paper, in my opinion, has only scratched the surface, you have to understand that the ONLY way that ISIS could be selling oil to Turkey and then getting resold on the open market to fund ISIS, is because it is ALLOWED to do so.

Keep that in mind when reading this Paper and any subsequent research you might intend to do. If you also are one that chooses to trust the United States Government and their partners, unwilling to think otherwise, my recommendation for you is to not read the rest of this page or the working paper.

Abstract:

On September 4, and 9, 2015, the Associated Press released an article that dismissed and effectively ridiculed national security allegations contained in the previous lawsuit my co-counsel and I had filed on September 2, 2015, on behalf of two Montana State Senators and a Montana-based recreational enterprise. The AP article authored by journalist Matthew Volz was distributed over domestic and international newswires and appeared in web media as far away as Europe, the Middle East and Singapore. Mr. Volz and the AP were ostensibly offended that our lawsuit challenged the U.S. government’s approval of the virtually condition-free transfer of a “black start,” “category 3 hazard” hydroelectric powered dam (the Kerr Dam) to a “federally recognized” Native American tribe – the Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes (CSKT) of the Flathead Indian Reservation located in northwestern, Montana.

As the direct result of this reporting, we counsels and our clients had been castigated by the U.S. State Department and by the local liberal press as racially biased and conspiracy minded. This eventually caused our clients to seek voluntary withdrawal of this action. However, as subsequent publicly available facts have come to light, it has become more apparent that our lawsuit had actually struck a sensitive chord within the Obama administration by publicly exposing highly questionable policies that officials preferred remained covered up.

This Working Paper endeavors to relate the national security-oriented facts and allegations contained in our prior lawsuit to subsequently discovered publicly available information concerning the administration’s Turkey, open borders, and greater tribal sovereignty policies and initiatives. It then cross-analyzes these otherwise distinct and separate policy areas to show how their implementation together serves to undermine U.S. national security and the security of Montanans.

Given Turkey nuclear ambitions and Obama administration support therefor, Erdogan and Obama administration support of the Muslim Brotherhood and ISIS, Obama administration open border policies benefiting Middle Eastern refugees, Mexican drug cartels and Latin American migrants, and Obama administration federal Indian policies promoting expansive tribal sovereignty at the expense of U.S. constitutional protections and federal and state laws, reasonable persons can conclude that our prior lawsuit’s allegations against Turkey were rather prescient, and that, consequently, U.S. national security and the security of Montanans are being greatly undermined. Moreover, reasonable persons can conclude that failure to act to protect Montanans’ rights may imply for those who we oppose, that we are complicit in their objectives. For this reason, we are currently drafting a new lawsuit that seeks redress for the harms our new clients continue to suffer as the result of these and other questionable administration policies.<<<To the Working Paper>>>

 

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Which Crime Scene is Real?

 

 

This is related to another link provided by Rattler Rider, posted earlier today.
AnkaraBombing

In an explosion in Ankara, Turkey, this man bled out.

BostonWheelchair

During the Boston Bombing, this man “lost his leg” and is alert and seemingly enjoying his ride in the conveniently available wheelchair. Consider, if you can, that a person has their leg blown off. Bleeding commences immediately. How long does it take for responders to get there and how long does it take to get a wheelchair? Don’t know? How long does it take to bleed out? Would you be sitting up and alert, riding in a wheelchair, if you just had your leg blown off from a bomb? Even in the movies, this guy, if he was still alive, would have been riding on a gurney and triage wouldn’t have been set up “down the street”…affording the opportunity to parade fake victims in front of spectators and conveniently located television cameras. And ask yourself this question: With all the supposed victims at the scene, consider what each person in this photograph is doing and why.

I have talked with several medical professionals who all tell me they just don’t think trauma this great, would provide time nor the opportunity for what you are seeing in this photograph.

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The Phony “Refugee Crisis”

So far, NATO, or in other words the international armed branch of the United States, has not reacted. But according to its most recent missions, the Atlantic Alliance is reserving for itself the possibility of military intervention if the migrations should become important.Since we know that only NATO is capable of publishing false information on the front page of all the newspapers of its member states, it is very probable that it has organised the present campaign. Besides which, the fact that all migrants are represented as refugees fleeing the war zones, and the insistance about the supposed Syrian origin of these migrants, allows us to suppose that NATO is preparing a public action linked to the war which it is secretly waging against Syria.

Source: The phoney « refugee crisis », by Thierry Meyssan

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Tax-Funded Charter Schools in Ohio Importing Many Foreign Teachers

“An Enquirer investigation has found that Chicago-based Concept Schools, which runs Horizon and 17 other charter schools in Ohio, annually imports dozens of foreign teachers in numbers that far surpass any other school system in the state,” the news site reports.

“At least 474 foreign teachers, again mostly from Turkey, have arrived at Concept’s Ohio schools between 2005 and 2013. The schools are collecting about $45 million in state funds annually to educate 6,600 children in kindergarten through high school.”<<<Read More>>>

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Wisconsin’s Winter Worst in History for Deer, Turkeys

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) recently released its 2013-2014 Winter Severity Index (WSI), which measures how the season affected wildlife in the state. The results were grim, and many regions of the state marked 2014 as the worst winter for deer and turkeys in Wisconsin’s history. Biologists expected large die-offs, but as time progresses, some experts are saying that wildlife mortality may be lower than predicted.<<<Read More>>>

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Finally! We Have a Visitor

After a few weeks at camp and tons of rain this summer, we have our first wildlife visitor (Okay, I don’t count the skunk).

campturkey

Photo by Al Remington

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WMD 9 In Maine Opens for Turkey Hunting

This from the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife:

“As of Saturday, May 5, 2012, Wildlife Management District (WMD) 9 is open to turkey hunting through June 2nd. WMD 9 includes the area northeast of Greenville to Baxter State Park. Analysis of data and observations indicate the turkey population in the WMD is healthy and will support a hunting season like neighboring districts 10 and 14. All the rules and regulations involved in turkey hunting will apply, including having a valid spring Wild Turkey Permit and a valid hunting license.” (emphasis added)

I sure would like an explanation of “Analysis of data and observations”. Hmmmmmmm

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