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Here I will share my feelings about America and her Future.

Let it be known to all the World, I love all Humankind, however the poor actions of the few that take away the Freedom's of the many wear on my soul. I don't hate them I feel sad for their foolishness before God and humankind.

Those leaders who seek to 'Keep their Oaths of office' and those who seek only self glory, power, tyranny and the destruction of America as it was founded, hoping to turn it into a Dictatorship, Marxist or other state of Tyranny.

For a long while I was unsure of putting a blog together with my thoughts on this, however Truth must be shared, if not to Awake American's to their dangerous situation then to record the folly of the ways of the wicked who do exist in the leadership of our Nation, States, Counties, Towns. Sad that I must add this page.

"We often search for things in life, yet seldom do we find.

Those things in life that really matter, until we make the time." S.T.Huls

God Bless the Republic of America!

We have Got To Stand Up!!

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Bears Ears = Grassroots Movement(s) in Southeastern Utah DEFY Obama Monuments Agenda

Grassroots Movement(s) in Southeastern Utah Defy Obama Monuments Agenda


San Juan County residents fight to stop Bears Ears National Monument

San Juan County residents sat down to discuss their opposition to the Bears Ears Monument designation. (Theresa Davis)

Retired sheriff and San Juan County native Lyle Bayles stands with his son, William, and his dog, Tick, overlooking a canyon in the Bears Ears area. (Theresa Davis)
BLANDING, Utah — Lyle Bayles was born and raised in San Juan County. On a crisp Saturday morning, Bayles loads up his pickup with a terrier named Tick who follows him everywhere. He drives toward the vast public lands outside of town.
Bayles waves to the stray camper or wood gatherer as his truck slowly winds up the mountain. Every once in a while, he spots a deer. But for the most part, it’s just the man and his dog.
On fall afternoons, Bayles and his family go up on the mountain and listen to the elk bugle. Bayles has driven, hiked, or ridden a horse through much of the land surrounding the Bears Ears buttes in southeastern Utah.
“You can go forever and the land is just rugged and untouched,” Bayles said. “There’s peace and quiet like you can’t believe. I’ve been coming out here for years, and I haven’t even scratched the surface.”
But all that might change if Bears Ears is designated as a national monument.
Blanding is a quiet little town — population 3,375 — that borders the proposed monument. The town is home to Ute, Navajo and Anglo and is nicknamed the “base camp to adventure.”
The proposal to make Bears Ears a national monument has created divisions throughout the state of Utah. But in San Juan County, residents of all backgrounds are taking a stand to oppose the monument designation. While support for a monument has received national media coverage, residents in small towns including Blanding, Bluff and Monticello have started their own grassroots movement to oppose the monument.
They have educated themselves on the issues. The group’s website and Facebook page tell their stories and assert their rights as citizens who would be directly affected by any economic, physical or political changes a monument would create.
Several dozen residents said they are “100 percent opposed to the Bears Ears Monument.” Here’s why:

Increase in vandalism

Blanding resident Steven Payne said he doubts the designation would reduce the already-low incidents of vandalism in the area. In 2015, the region reported only a dozen incidences of vandalism, while the nearby Grand-Staircase Escalante reported hundreds of incidences.
“The government has failed to adequately protect ruins that have already been under their care for decades,” Payne said.
Many residents say that the monument would do just the opposite of what it proposes by bringing a larger influx of people than the land can handle.
Navajo resident Brittney Tohtsonie said it is frustrating to think about what would happen if the monument were approved.
“Tourists will come in bus loads walking on our sacred land and herbs. The rocks will be scarred for life with meaningless names,” Tohtsonie said. “Canyon De Chelly, Grand Canyon National Park and Havasupai are all victims of the government taking land from my people. I say doodah (no) to the national monument. Di shikeyah (this is my home).”
Many residents agree that certain areas included in the proposal do need to be protected because of their historical significance, but they said the monument is not the proper way to create that protection.
Byron Clark is the vice president of the Blue Mountain Dine, a group of off-reservation Navajos living in San Juan County. Overall, he said the land in the proposal is already under enough protection from vandalism.
“Yes, areas like Cedar Mesa need the highest protection, but not all of it,” Clark said. “It’s so vast, and it seems kind of reckless to say all of it’s a monument.”

Previous national monument history

Those opposed to the monument have watched the impact a national monument has on the surrounding towns as an example of the potential negative effects a Bears Ears monument designation could have.
Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument was protected by law in 1996 by President Bill Clinton, and includes the Utah towns of Escalante, Boulder, Glendale, Big Water and Kanab. The designation was accompanied by some of the same controversy that is occurring today — locals and Utah politicians opposed the move as an overuse of the rules in the Antiquities Act. The monument is managed by the Bureau of Land Management and currently comprises the largest land area of all national monuments at just over 1.8 million acres.
Kara Laws, a small business owner in Blanding, said government regulation tied to Grand Staircase is a good predictor of the loss of local freedoms in a potential Bears Ears Monument.
“We know that as time goes on the rules and regulations will become more restrictive . . . We have yet to find a national monument that tightened down and then allowed more access,” Laws said. “They have never gone that way. They always restricted the land more and more.”
One criticism many San Juan County residents have heard about their opposition movement is that locals are not preserving the land properly, and that a monument designation is necessary to fix that problem.
India Workman is a 16-year-old Blanding resident who disagrees with those accusations.
“There are a lot of lies going around about Bears Ears becoming a monument. We do take such good care of our land because it’s our land,” Workman said.

Outside interests

One of the biggest grievances residents said they have is that the members of the Inter-tribal Coalition that submitted the monument proposal to the Obama administration have little connection to the land.
In the Inter-tribal Coalition proposal, pro-monument citizen Eric Descheenie of the Navajo Nation addressed this issue.
“Some people say that we haven’t been at Bears Ears in recent times. Others say that some of us aren’t from Utah and don’t belong there,” Descheenie said. “All of that is so definitely wrong. We were there before any of the states and live nearby. We don’t see Bears Ears in terms of state lines.”
Still, many residents say that tribal proximity actually does matter. When representatives of the Inter-tribal Coalition came to San Juan County in June to present details of the monument proposal, more than a dozen residents said that the representatives “couldn’t even point in the direction of the Bears Ears.”
Opponents say that most of the tribes that support the proposal are from Arizona or other states with no proximity to the Bears Ears. They say Native American support for the monument is a cover for environmental conservationists whose ultimate goal is to restrict public access to the land.
Bayles drives up to a lookout called Texas Flats; the viewpoint showcases a diverse array of land that would be included in the monument.

The view from the Texas Flats lookout. (Theresa Davis)
“The pro-monument people show pictures of beautiful places like this one, and say “Protect the Bears Ears,” Bayles said. “Well of course you’d want to protect the land if you just got that pitch. But if you don’t know the whole story, you won’t know the best way to protect it.”
Environmental groups out of California, Washington, D.C.,  and other states support a monument designation. San Juan County residents say proponents have a general unfamiliarity with the land and won’t feel the impact of the proposed change in legislation and regulation, so they should have little say in the issue.

Economic threat

San Juan County has the lowest per capita income of any county in the state, and those who want the monument tout its potential to bring in revenue. However, residents do not forsee long-term economic benefits because they say seasonal tourism is not sustainable. Grand Staircase-Escalante is an example of the economic struggles that a tourism economy faces, residents say.
Robert Wilcox has been a law enforcement officer in Blanding for 20 years. He said San Juan County can’t sustain a tourist economy that would be nearly dead in the winter.
“I look at the town of Escalante and how it is almost a ghost town now,” Wilcox said. “The same thing will happen to the communities here.”
Joy Howell is in the hospitality business in Mexican Hat, Utah.
“Any monetary value would not be worth the cost of losing access to those special places that make living here possible,” Howell said. “Our lifestyle has come under attack by an out-of-control government who is backed by outside interests.”
Reagan Workman is a 14-year-old resident of Blanding. Workman said locals care more about the land than any economic benefits from a national monument.
“Here in Blanding, we are a community of hunters, ranchers, and farmers. Our parents don’t make much money here and could easily move us somewhere they can make much more money. They stay because (of) this land and the people,” Workman said.

Strain on water resources

In a desert landscape, many residents also worry about the strain on water that a tourist influx would cause, particularly during summer months.
Blanding resident Steven Payne said water supply concerns go beyond mere tourism.
“The watershed for Blanding and Monticello will be located within the national nonument, and the locals will have reduced access to that water and water collection maintenance,” Payne said.
Bayles echoed that same concern: “We just don’t have the water supply to handle an influx of tourists,” Bayles said.

Destruction of traditions 

“There is no reason to create division between the people here by granting provisions based on the color of skin; there is no beauty in fences, signs, crowding, and caging us in. This is not power.” – Eva Workman – Navajo

Rich Monson is a science teacher in San Juan County. He said there is no price he can put on the traditions he has continued with his family on the land.
“I have travelled to a few places in the world, but my favorite place is Elk Ridge and Abajo Mountain. Having the opportunity to go to the ountain is life sustaining to my family,” Monson said.
Destiny Hatch Bingham is a lifelong resident of southeastern Utah. She is of Anglo, Hispanic and Ute descent.
“There isn’t a single childhood memory that doesn’t have us being in the hills and mountains. Please don’t make us have to explain to our kids and our elders why we have to pay to be in our own backyard,” Hatch-Bingham said.
Laws said approximately 31 percent of San Juan County residents live below the poverty line. “We look to the mountains to fill that gap. We gather nuts and herbs in the spring and fall. In the late fall we hunt. And when our neighbors don’t fill their hunting tags we share our kill, trying to make sure everyone has something. Some families depend on the hunt. Some families depend on the gathering. We all depend on the mountains.”
Nicole Holliday, a native of San Juan County, said she fears the potential destruction of traditions and lifestyle that could accompany a monument designation.
“There are many whose relationship with the land is strictly recreational. And to those, we say come. Come and partake. Come and enjoy. But understand this, our very livelihood depends on the land,” Holliday said.

Restrictions on wood gathering and hunting

The Bears Ears region is home to several forested areas protected by the Bureau of Land Management and the National Park Service. (Theresa Davis)
Most San Juan County citizens use wood to heat their homes in the winter, gathering it under regulations already in place by the BLM and the National Forest Service. Monument opponents agree that restrictions on wood-gathering would severely limit their heat source.
“We gather wood to heat our homes, we hunt wild game to provide food, and we use it as a refuge and a place to spend quality time with our family. We use, respect, and love this great land that provides us with so much,” said resident Colby Monson.

Loss of education funding 

Merri Shumway is a San Juan School Board member. Her father was once a San Juan County Commissioner and she said the monument designation could have negative effects on education funding. Currently, the School and Institutional Trust Lands that were granted to the state of Utah in 1896 (when Utah became a state)  provide funding for the schools in San Juan County.
“If the monument is designated, those lands will be taken back, and any money that they would have produced will no longer be able to fund education,” Shumway said.

Public Lands Initiative

Another layer to the Bears Ears controversy is the Public Lands Initiative legislative proposal, backed primarily by Rep. Rob Bishop (R-Utah) and Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah).
According to, the Initiative is “federal legislation that designates certain federal lands for conservation purposes, certain lands for recreational purposes, and other lands for economic development purposes.”
While most San Juan County locals agree that the Public Lands Initiative isn’t perfect, they said it is a better alternative compared to the legislation of the Bears Ears National Monument proposal.
City Councilman Joel Lyman and his family have lived in the San Juan County region for more than a century.
“I know the PLI isn’t perfect, but at least it’s an attempt to involve local decision making into what happens to the land,” Lyman said.
What now?

Community togetherness

“We often feel hopeless in this situation as the pro monument supporters attempt to beat us down time and time again,” Laws said. “They have been planning this for years. We only realized the reality of it very recently. We, as a community, are heartbroken and terrified.”
Rachel Clark is a member of the Blue Mountain Dine chapter of the Navajo nation.
“I think it was really a shock when we saw just how much this community was coming together to oppose this monument,” Clark said. “None of us want it. It’s our livelihood at stake.”
Suzette Morris is a member of the Ute Mountain Ute from White Mesa. She was actively involved in voting out leaders of the Ute Mountain Ute Council who supported the monument proposal, such as Regina Lopez-Whiteskunk. “We’ve got Ute and Navajo, who based on history should hate each other, working together to oppose this monument,” Morris said.
Janet Wilcox is a longtime resident of San Juan County.
“I think people have really underestimated this community,” Wilcox said. “We are doing everything we can to make people aware of the real issues.”

Native American dancers performed at the San Juan Freedom Fest in Blanding, Utah on September 22, 2016 to raise awareness about the opposition to the Bears Ears monument designation. (Illuminated Moments Photography)
Joni Dixon is a Navajo from Blanding. She says she has faith in the county’s ability to come together and oppose the monument.
“This isn’t just about the Native Americans, it affects the entire community,” Dixon said. “We will continue to fight this.”
The majority of San Juan County is on edge over the monument controversy. Residents say a fear of the unknown prevails every time the monument designation becomes more likely.
Bayles points to the sprawling public land of San Juan County — the arches, the cliffs, the buttes, the Indian ruins, the forests — and shakes his head as he thinks about what a  monument designation would really mean.
“Making it all a national monument, all it’s doing is prostituting these lands,” Bayles said.
Theresa Davis

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Friday, November 18, 2016

Oath Keepers Pledge to Protect Electors from Terrorist Death Threats

CALL TO ACTION: Oath Keepers Pledge to Protect Electors from Terrorist Death Threats

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Oath Keepers National BOD Member and Security Operations Leader, John Karriman on Watch in Ferguson 
OFFER OF PROTECTION TO ELECTORS:  Oath Keepers is hereby issuing a standing offer of volunteer protection to any of the Electoral College Electors who may feel threatened or in danger from leftist radicals attempting to coerce them into changing their vote as Electors.
Any Elector who wants our assistance may contact us at:
Please feel free to repost this notice online, or to pass on to Electors who may need our help.  However, Electors are encouraged to initiate contact with us through the above email address only and to be wary of anyone contacting them through other means, claiming to be from Oath Keepers.  If in doubt, email us to verify.
All communications and requests from electors will be kept in the strictest confidence, and only vetted, trusted, qualified Oath Keepers members will be dispatched to provide security.
That protection can be overt or covert, or a combination of those two postures, at the discretion of the Elector after consultation with our security team leaders, and will consist of our unpaid volunteer retired police officers and experienced combat veterans with personal security detail training and experience.   We can, and will, provide this protection from now through their vote on December 19. 2016, and even thereafter if they still feel threatened by terrorists seeking reprisal and punishment for the Electors not bending to their will.
CALL TO ACTION:  Due to the gravity of the threat to our Republic from terrorists attempting to steal the election through coercion, this is also a call to action to our state and local leaders, and in particular to our Community Preparedness Team (CPT) leaders, to prepare security details in each of the targeted states to be on standby for immediate deployment if a request for protection comes in from an Elector.
WHY WE ARE DOING THIS:   In the wake of President-Elect Donald Trump’s victory on Election Night, Republican Electors across the country have received an increasing wave of harassment and threats, in the form of phone calls, emails, messages on social media, and even in-person visits to their homes, by leftists who seek to pressure those Electors into changing their votes from Trump to Clinton when the Electoral College meets on December 19, 2016.  Such harassment and threats intensified after anti-Trump groups published online the names, addressed, phone numbers, emails, gender, and race of Republican Electors in states that went for Trump.
According to the Detroit News, one of the Republican Electors for Michigan, Michael Banerian, has received multiple death threats:
On Dec. 19, the 22-year-old Banerian is scheduled to join 15 other Michiganians to cast their electoral votes for Republican President-elect Donald Trump. But Trump’s opponents have deluged Banerian and other GOP electors with pleas and nasty emails to reverse course and cast their ballots for Clinton, according to the Michigan Republican Party.
“You have people saying ‘you’re a hateful bigot, I hope you die,’ ” he said. “I’ve had people talk about shoving a gun in my mouth and blowing my brains out. And I’ve received dozens and dozens of those emails. Even the non-threatening-my-life emails are very aggressive.”
The Detroit News verified one message containing a death wish and another containing a death threat, in which the person told Banerian he would “put a bullet” in his mouth. Banerian said he deleted the rest of the emails and messages “because as you can imagine they’re clogging up my email.”
“Even if I could, I wouldn’t be remotely interested in changing my vote,” said Banerian, a political science senior at Oakland University and youth vice chair of the Michigan Republican Party. “The people of Michigan spoke, and it’s our job to deliver that message.”
Below is a video interview with Mr. Banarian, discussing the threats:

As an association of both current serving and veteran police officers, military, fire-fighters and other first responders, we Oath Keepers are duty bound by our oaths to defend the Constitution by defending the electoral process that is at the core of our republican form of government.  Any attempt to intimidate and coerce an Elector, through threats of violence, is an act of terrorism, just as much as an attempt to coerce the voters on Election Day would have been terrorism.   We expect to see such horrid behavior from the likes of ISIS or in some third world dictatorship where people have guns held to their heads and are ordered to vote for “El Presidente” … “or else.”   But now we are seeing the same kind of political terrorism here, at home.   This is un-American and unacceptable.
Oath Keepers has, in the past, successfully protected both homes and businesses from the deadly threat of terrorist arsonists during the Ferguson riots (there were apartments above the shops we protected, with families living in them).  The arsonists swore they would burn the buildings to the ground, killing all inside.  We stopped them.
Bakery Owner, Natalie, with a MARSOC Marine veteran who stood guard over her during Ferguson riots
Oath Keepers also stood guard over disarmed active duty military recruiters across the nation against the threat of further terrorism, with our Operation Protect the Protectors, after the deadly Chattanooga, TN radical Jihadist terror attack.
Oath Keepers also recently carried out a successful undercover poll monitoring operation across the nation this election season, with our police and military veterans watching for suspected vote fraud or voter intimidation.
We regard any attempts to coerce the Electors as acts of terrorism that deserve an equally strong response.  As always, we fully support police in their jobs as they work to protect people against such terrorism, but we also realize that they can rarely provide 24/7 protection of targeted individuals.  That is just an unfortunate reality.  In addition, most Americans cannot afford to hire the necessary protection when under such threats.  And that is where we come in, providing that protection for free, as is our duty.
In his written statement, Mr.  Banarian declares:
I have received death threats and death wishes from many who have the audacity to think they can attempt to intimidate others just because they think they are right. Here’s a wake-up call to some on the left who have been manipulated into harboring deep-seated hatred of those who have a different opinion than them: it is this hubris that cost you this election. Check your hate at the door.
Electors in Arizona and Idaho have also received harassment and threats.  According to the Press Release of Lawrence Denney, Idaho’s Chief Election officer:
In recent days, Idaho’s four Republican Party electors have been receiving phone calls regarding their vote in the Electoral College from citizens within Idaho and outside of the state. Many of these phone calls are crossing into what could reasonably be considered harassment. The callers are trying to persuade the electors to become what is known as a “Faithless Elector”. Going against their pledge, “faithless electors” either abstain from or cast a ballot in opposition to their party’s designated nominee.
“While there is no Federal requirement binding electors to their pledge, and while Idaho is one of 21 states that does not have state‐level legislation to force an elector to comply, attempting to sway an elector’s commitment to their party through insults, vulgar language, or threats, simply lacks civility…” says Secretary Lawerence Denney, Idaho’s Chief Election officer.
And all of this comes after a veritable deluge of online threats to assassinate Trump, calls for the rape and murder of his family members, and also massive numbers of calls for violence and murder of Trump supporters and their families.   Arrests have begun to take place:
Zachary Benson, 24, now faces five years in prison after a series of post-election tweets in which he stated an intent “to assassinate Trump.”
“Diplomacy. Fucking Fools. I hate you all. I want to bomb every one of your voting booths and your general areas,” Benson Tweeted the Wednesday after the election under the handle @ZeeAyeKeyKay.
Benson also tweeted: “My life goal is to assassinate Trump. Don’t care if I serve infinite sentences. That man deserves to decease [sic] existing.”
Secret Service picked Benson up later that day for questioning.
We fear that this is only the beginning of a wave of “Weather Underground” style terrorism from the radical left, as they become increasingly unstable after losing power, and seek to subvert and overthrow our Constitutional Republic.    Nonetheless, our general posture at the moment (and certainly between now and the inauguration on January, 20, 2017) is to avoid direct street level confrontation with violent leftists (which is what they want, so they and their media comrades can twist it into “right wing extremists attack peaceful protesters”).  We prefer to give them plenty of rope, letting them further destroy their own credibility by their own increasingly insane actions.
As Napoleon said, “Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.”  And yes, we regard the communist flag waving radicals now in the streets calling for violent Marxist revolution to be obvious domestic enemies of the Constitution.   With every American flag they burn, they burn what little credibility they have left (especially in the eyes of our police and military).  So, we will stay out of it and let the police handle it (unless we get a direct request for assistance from a police department).  At most, we will protect homes and businesses under threat of violence and arson, and we will watch, wait, and prepare for the full Marxist terror storm we see on the horizon.
But when it comes to the sanctity of the vote, we must be proactive, right now, and do all we can to prevent the violent leftists from successfully terrorizing Electors and stealing the election through 11th hour illegitimate force and terrorism.  That is a line we cannot let them cross.  Not on our watch!
For the Republic,
Stewart Rhodes
Founder and President of Oath Keepers
NOTE:  Oath Keepers members should NOT attempt to contact the Electors to offer protection (unless you already know them personally through your own civic involvement), and are especially discouraged from trying to do so using the spreadsheet Trump opponents have compiled, as the Electors’ personal information may have been illegally obtained.  We do not want anyone to be able to accuse you of trying to influence Electors.  Just let them contact us if they want protection.

About Author

Stewart Rhodes

Stewart is the founder and National President of Oath Keepers. He served as a U.S. Army paratrooper until disabled in a rough terrain parachuting accident during a night jump. He is a former firearms instructor, former member of Rep. Ron Paul’s DC staff, and served as a volunteer firefighter in Montana. Stewart previously wrote the monthly Enemy at the Gates column for S.W.A.T. Magazine. Stewart graduated from Yale Law School in 2004, where his paper “Solving the Puzzle of Enemy Combatant Status” won Yale’s Miller prize for best paper on the Bill of Rights. He assisted teaching U.S. military history at Yale, was a Yale Research Scholar, and is writing a book on the dangers of applying the laws of war to the American people.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

The “Fly-Over” Political Uprising of 2016

Start of a Rural Revolution? — The “Fly-Over” Political Uprising of 2016 — by Fred Kelly Grantby RANGEFIRE!
jet-trail-flyover-1        In one of the most insightful comments on election night, Chuck Todd of NBC’s Meet the Press pointed out that rural Americans had won this race, the people who feel forgotten---he added in a direct comment to Lester Holt “we’re even guilty of that when we refer to them as ‘fly over’ as we head to the west coast.”      
In a shocker that will cause political pollsters reexamine their techniques and protocols, Donald Trump stumped the world and won the Presidency of the United States----against all odds and against all predictions from the well known and previously well respected pollsters.
He did it with an outpouring of rural Americans to a percentage unheard of in modern politics.  He did it rural-school-house-voting-line-1by sweeping the rural areas in the south, the northeast, the vast mid-west, the Missouri Valley, the south west and the  Intermountain west.  He lost only the areas of the far west and northwest dominated by city votes, the New York-Jersey=Maryland=Virgina east dominated by city votes and Chicago dominated Illinois.  He did it in an election that also swept enough republicans into office to allow the Republican party to now hold control of both  the Senate and House of Representatives.
So, come January, Republicans  will control the Executive branch, the legislative branch (Senate and House) and the appointment power to name the Judicial branch for the next four years.  If progress for the economy, for interstate commerce, for the rebuilding of a crumbling infrastructure, for international safety is not made, there will be no excuses based on Harry and his obstructionist ways in the Senate or a on a recalcitrant House.
If we do not progress in all the areas to which the republican candidates committed, as well as those to which Trump committed, the blame will fall on republicans.  A good part of the republicans in Congress (who did not endorse Trump) may rue the day that rural America finally rose up and spoke its mind.
How did it happen?  Rural Americans came to the polls in unheralded, unpredicted numbers and they voted for a non-politician, whether they liked him or not.  They voted for change----they voted for the only candidate who was not a career politician, who offered to change things in DC.  Did they vote for Trump as Trump?  That remains to be seen, but my deep suspicion is that only a small percentage of them voted for Trump because they accepted Trump as  the ideal candidate.  They voted for him, I deeply suspect, because he fought with and was rejected by career republicans as well as democrats.
rural-voting-1  And, why did it happen?  That’s a slam dunk easy one:  the Executive branch of our governing officials---the bureaucrats---have literally waged war on rural Americans for at least the last 40 years.  The timber industry was decimated, causing the loss of thousands of loggers and mill workers jobs and turning thriving logging towns into ghost towns.  That loss occurred because the administrations of Jimmy Carter, George Bush the Elder,  Bill Clinton, George Bush the Junior and Barack Obama allowed activist organizations to use the Endangered Species Act to end logging in the national forests.  Critics will disagree and contend that the law itself led to destruction of that industry.  But, that is not true.  Activist groups filed lawsuits under the Act, basing their arguments against continued logging on a danger to species such as the “northern spotted owl” in the Northwest and the “Mexican spotted owl” in the Southwest.  Rather than contest the actions, requiring the organizations to prove their cases scientifically, objectively and measurably, the Administration’s bureaucrats settled the cases by agreeing to do what the activists wanted.  Developed through  this period of time was the “Sue and Settle”  protocol by which the administrations of republican and democrat party affiliations gave in.  And, they “gave in” not to save money and not on the merits of science and evidence but because these administrations were filled with people who shared the goal of shutting down logging.  From the  time acts like the Endangered Species Act were passed during the Nixon administration the executive branch of government has favored shut down of natural resource production n rural America.
From the standpoint of Americans deprived of jobs, deprived of their traditional way of life, it didn’t really seem to matter whether republican or democrat ran the White House.  I remember the enthusiasm of the western state workers when George Bush the elder defeated Jimmy Carter, but it soon became clear there would be no relief.  Then enthusiasm galore swept the natural resource rural areas when Clinton was succeeded by Bush the junior.  Some of our worst national surrenders occurred during the next eight years.
I remember a small meeting of cattlemen, representatives of Owyhee County, Idaho and members of the Idaho delegation in Boise when I asked Senator Larry Craig how long it would be before we would see some change in the anti-livestock approach of  the interior and agriculture departments.  This was two years into the first Bush the junior term.  Senator Craig said, and I wrote this down to preserve a truism of politics forever:  “Fred, it is taking us longer than it should to get our game plan together; we’ve been out of power so long that it is taking longer, but we’re going to get there.”  I said “Senator, that is the problem with the republican party,  Democrats always act as though they’re in power even when they’re not.  They don’t have to create a game plan when they take control; they already have it in place because they’ve been following it even when not in power.”
The 4 year republican hiatus between Carter and Clinton, and the 8 years between Clinton and Obama brought little if any relief, and in some ways things got worse.  Carter, Clinton and Obama had aggressive secretaries of ag and interior----the Bushes had unimpressive, non aggressive, “lets all get along and collaborate” secretaries of ag and interior.  In some ways more ground was lost during the Bushes years than during the democrat days.  One reason for this was that neither Bush aggressively pushed to roll back losses to rural Americans’ economic base.
The “war on rural America” was not aimed just at timber---ranchers were targeted by attempts to end livestock grazing in the western federally managed land states, miners were targeted in the same area.  And, the war was not focused just on the federally managed western states.  The Environmental Protection Agency, the Corps of Engineers and US Fish and Wildlife used their power over “wetlands” and water to strangle traditional farming in the south, southwest and Midwest.  Trade policies and agreements sold out the markets that once had provided healthy profits for farmers.  Unquestioning of Global warming concepts and policies to implement the concept hit traditional farming practices hard and often.  The gluttonous demands of the cities and their burgeoning populations for tax dollars left the rural infrastructure to crumble---from schools through highways and bridges.
Rural towns depended traditionally on two basic employment elements: farming and support services tied to farming needs, and food production factory workers.  Trade policies, and NAFTA in particular, swept away production jobs, leaving communities with deserted factory buildings and no economic support.  Long before I got involved in defending landowners and water rights I argued against NAFTA.  On the morning after its ratification, I was driving from Nampa, Idaho to Sun Valley to speak to an Idaho counties meeting.  The news from San Francisco’s KGO that morning reported that Del Monte had announced closure of two southern California canning factories.  Del Monte said it was moving its operation to new facilities in Mexico to take advantage of the benefits of NAFTA.
Ahh yes, and just twenty four hours earlier, members of the United States Senate, republican and democrat, had contended that NAFTA would not harm the U.S. economy but benefit it.  NAFTA has not boosted, but has booted the rural economy of this nation---booted it right into foreign countries.
Trump saw and sees this and says it out loud so people can hear him.  He also said he would change it; and within 24 hours the Mexican Prime Minister announced that her nation had no objection to “modernizing” NAFTA but would actively resist rescission.  Of course, because NAFTA benefits Mexico, not the United States.
Whether Trump will, or can, do what he said he would do is not even the question.  To rural voters, Trump’s challenge to Black voters, rings just as true for them:  “what have you got to lose?”  Better to rural voters to vote for a man who at least voices their concerns than for someone who ignores their concerns?  Quite obviously they thought so.
rural-revolution-1           When Chuck Todd said he believed that rural Americans were tired of feeling as though their concerns were unimportant he was so right.  He told Lester Holt, rural Americans got tired of being the “fly over” people and came out to the polls in droves because they had the chance to vote for someone who was not a professional politician, someone who at least talked as though he understood their plight.
Years ago, I helped Owyhee County Idaho ranchers and citizens prepare to testify against Clinton’s Bruce Babbitt Rangeland Reform Regulations that would have removed livestock grazing from the rangelands of the west and the grasslands of the mid-west.  Bill Lowry, now 95 and still fighting from Jordan Valley, Oregon, testified in a manner that brought absolute silence in a large, drafty, noisy hearing room in Boise.  He testified that he had been in the first wave of foot soldiers to wade onto the beaches of Normandy on D-Day.  He said, in a strong voice obviously now emotional, that “when I waded to that beach to fight for my country, watching my comrades fall around me, it never would have occurred to me that one day I would stand facing representatives of my own government who were trying to take my land away from me.”
At the College of Idaho in 1956 Dr. Leslie Brock of the History Department said that there were three main reasons why the United States would always remain self independent and invulnerable to attack from outside.  First, we produced our own food supply, we did not have to depend on food produced by other nations to feed our troops and ourselves.  Second, we had the industrial complex that could overnight turn from making automobiles and washing machines to making war materials as had been done the day after Pearl Harbor was bombed by the Japanese.  And, third, our nation was geographically so broad that no foreign power could penetrate to the mid-continent and gain footholds within our borders.
As history goes, he was right.  Today, we do not have that same industrial capacity because we have become reliant on foreign factories for production.  We do not  produce all our own food because trade policies and bitter restrictions on production by our own citizens favor importing of food products.  And, the NAFTA Superhighway, of which the Trans Texas Corridor was to be the first leg, provides a quarter mile wide throughway for transportation of products or people without benefit of United States Custom inspections.  The Trans Texas Corridor commenced at a Chinese city built on the coast of Mexico and was planned rural-revolution-3through the heart of agricultural Texas with no U.S. customs to inspect the loads of Mexican trucks that need not meet any of the restrictive standards imposed on our domestic trucking companies.  Fortunately, with the aid of the “coordination” process, four small towns in Texas defeated the EPA, the Texas Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway and Transportation Department and the Corridor was withdrawn.
With the “fly over” uprising, America’s rural citizens said “enough is enough”.  Now, it is up to those of us who have the legal tools to help accomplish what the voters started:  the “fly over” reforms that can return authority to local governments, that can put our rural economic interests first instead of last, that can return our economic independence and that can Bring Back the America that we once knew---Bring Back the pride of rural Americans.  We must commit, and I know the Stand and Fight Club will commit, that we will not let the “fly over” rural voters down.
Follow the work of the Stand and Fight Club as we spread the word about the “coordination” process by which all federal regulatory agencies are obligated to make their policies and regulations consistent with local policies protecting local citizens.  I will do all in my power to make sure that the “fly over” voters did not come out in vain.
Note:  Attorney Fred Grant has been fighting for rural America for decades.  He currently resides near Boise, Idaho, and heads-up the Stand and Fight Club.   To learn more about Fred Grant, click his PROFILE. 
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Saturday, November 12, 2016

To all Citizens of America - Tsul' Kalu

To all Citizens of America
To all Citizens of America.
We see the coming of a new dawn upon the lands that have been covered with the clouds of darkness and despair for far too long a time. Is Trump the perfect man for President of America? No one is ever perfect for such a thing. You do the best you can while you also remember to follow the US Constitutional LAW as written.
Sadly many who become President choose to follow the path of Democracy, Socialism, Marxism, Communism, even Islamism and Luciferism. They choose to become a King by action, fiat, executive orders, and ignore or openly defy the US Constitution.
Control the Education system by nationalizing it so you can brainwash the next generations to Not know the US Constitution, nor the real history of America. Thus allowing you to create history, teaches America is NOT a Constitutional Republic but a democracy or other worse things. This was done when Carter placed the NEA in charge and nationalized your schools under their power, NEA was founded in the early 1900s by a Leninist with the intent to destroy Americas education and reeducate society from the babies up. They have been more than successful. They have in the 60-80s taught anti God, anti Morality, anti Civil Society, anti Constitution, and no need for self control nor to be responsible for ones actions. They have taught whole generations to be dependent upon the STATE, Government as in Communism, Totalitarianism, and so forth.
Today we see the results. As the enemies of America said the would, they destroyed the family nucleus by many methods, they took God out of education and almost out of the whole of the country, they control the media, the schools, the majority of the education. They destroyed the morality of society. They endorses false luciferian ideology of sex outside of marriage, same sex, animal sex, now nature sex? Yes you heard that right a new active mental challenged group is doing this. They have destroyed life, endorsed the murder of human life from the womb to the grave by any methods they choose. These educators and media groups from the news, tv, music, movies, etc. have combined to destroy the character and moral codes of civil society. Who is the master controller of such actions and thought? Simply Lucifer their master. We can talk about so much more there is no room to say it all. Then the Government grew larger than it was supposed to, bureaucracy and agencies came into existence that are Not lawful to exist based upon the US Constitution.
They have like when the mafia / crime boss’s take over a city, come into a place told the people who lived there they are now in charge. You must do as they say, pay their extortion protection fees, follow their orders or be punished, lose of business or even upon threat of physical injury, death, kidnapping, imprisonment. For standing up to their lawlessness. Today we have such agencies as the BLM EPA USFS and now Justice system including the FBI US Marshalls and others who are so full of corrupt radical immoral power seekers and oath breakers that they truly enjoy harming and controlling we the people. Thousands of families, ranchers, loggers, fishers, coal industry, oil industry and all others as well as all the support groups that go with them, the towns, cities, people, jobs. All have been shut down, whole economies destroyed. Working people placed upon welfare rolls and placed into poverty by these federal and some state governments. Destroying whole towns, cities by their over regulations with intent for strangulation of the economies to create poverty.
For it is easier to control a populous if they are poor and beholding to the Government for their daily food, medical, homes, lives. Thus these agencies have created a slave society of poverty. Done so on purpose. With real intent. So this last 100 + years in America had changed us drastically. Many no longer understand the basics of society, morality, worth ethics, God, Constitution. Because of this they are easily coerced, betrayed, re educated, brainwashed by those who are in power who seek to be their rulers / masters. So history repeats.
However as we neared the ultimate demise of our once great nation, where we once enjoyed true liberty and freedom, I say as we neared our destruction from with in engineered by outsiders, insiders, from states to federals to the White House and even members of the military and Judicial branches. As we neared this we have seen an awakening take place. The people are learning once again the truth. We the People are in charge not you the federal government. This awakening along with the education of people on the US Constitution the Solid key stone and foundation for the Republic of America has / is taking place.
The sleepers are awakening in the millions. Thus tired of tyranny, lawlessness on all levels, corruption on all levels and a lack of liberty and freedom granted us by God our Creator in the Inspired US Constitution.
Many have awakened, pulled their heads from with in the holes in the ground where they had buried them these many years. So we have thrown down the tyrants this election cycle.
This has scared those workers of darkness to the point they have paid people to riot, become lawless to regain any and all powers and controls they are soon to lose. When darkness and evil see their demise they strike out insanely and with out mercy upon the innocents of the nation. They strike out in hate, lies, all manor of darkness they embrace to slow down or reverse the loss of their years in power. You see the riots, the anger the hate. Threats, murders, beatings, rapes, un civilized behavior that goes beyond the description of the tongue to tell. Even the photos of such evil doings are almost beyond imagination and are only shared to expose their doings. What is to be done?
You who have illegally by Constitutional law and restrictions, taken jobs of power and control over others, many have abused and injured people due to your embracing your power like a hard drug. Those who were uneducated to the truth, thus performed your duties like unto the Gestapo or Nazi SS, etc. because its your job to follow orders, well here is some news. Your Bureaucracies, your assumed power, your high incomes, your history shows how many towns, economies have been destroyed by you. Millions unemployed, and who suffered greatly. Now it maybe your turn.
Since the Feds are out of monies, we the people cannot be taxed enough to pay for their oversized out of control federal agencies. Thus they must be eliminated, shrunk severely and defunded. Before 100yrs ago America did just fine without the Federal income taxations of the people. It was created in order to grow the federal / state governments in order to control the people. So today here we stand. Its your turn to be as the civilians are, time for you to loose your jobs, not out of lusts for control or power and riches but out of necessity, we can no longer pay you.
I suggest you prepare to have your bubble bursted, reality set in and your gravy train ended. Contact the States, for they might have need of a few of you to maintain some things. The Feds have no legal constitutional authority to own, control the public lands of a state, only territories, so either we do not have 50 states, or the Feds are nothing more than a greedy mafia family extorting the people to enrich themselves. For them to claim such power / land ownership in a state means the states never were granted full statehood, thus breaking the Constitutional law. So there in lays many issues or the beginnings.
Today it is simple, yes many federal and state jobs will need to be cut, so you will end up like the citizenry you forced out of business, employment by your regulations of the last 100yrs. Your turn. So do not whine about what you have done unto others. Sign up for food stamps, welfare until you are retrained for another employable skill as we the people have been forced to do for generations due to your abuses of power over us. Change is coming, I would prepare for it.
The only Government that fears its people is one that has abused them for generations. When the abused awaken, that is when the hard times begin. For they no longer will allow the masters of the plantation to abuse them and will seek their liberty. A liberty that not man but their Creator God, Father in Heaven gave them, it is an Eternal principle and will never change. Freedom and liberty is granted as a give to all humankind. It is only the forces of darkness that seek to limit or destroy them. The master behind all destruction of Liberty, freedom, etc. is Lucifer a worker of darkness. So beware if someone desires to control you they are following Lucifer’s ideology.
Today we have warriors of light and truth exposing the darkness, teaching the truth, awakening the people of America and Earth. Evil and Darkness FEAR this so much they have murdered some of the best teachers, exposes, and those who chose to come forth and expose the darkness. Then use their allies of darkness to promote propaganda / lies about their deeds to the people of American and the world. Justifying their wickedness.
One thing the darkness forgets, for Lucifer does his best to prevent the light from being shown upon the truth. In the end Darkness is destroyed by the Light. As is always the pattern worlds upon countless worlds through out the eternities. In the end God of light shall win. Lucifer and his allies and those who follow him are destroyed and punished for eternity.
I say awake, Read your Holy Bible, read your US Constitution, Learn Truth. Then have no fear, find work, jobs, plan for your future outside of the easy government jobs. This might be hard but it can be done. If you learn who God is, have faith in him you can overcome and become a follower of light.
Today is the dawning of a new time, I hope it will last 4-8 years and light will shine upon America once again, that the darkness and secret combinations to get gain, power, control of people, nations are subdued for a time, so we all have time to grow in truth and knowledge and wisdom.
For in the future I know there shall be harder times than we even face at this time, for such is the influence of the dark powers that corrupt human hearts and minds to follow Lucifer’s foolishness that leads them only to destruction in the end.
So people Unite under the banner of America, Unite under the knowledge of your Creator God, your Father in Heaven. Become one people of heart, mind and soul. Become a civilized people once again.
The choice is yours and it begins now.
Will you become warriors of light and truth, or continue to serve the masters of darkness?
 Tsul’ Kalu – Ani-Kituhwagi

Friday, November 11, 2016

TEARS IN THE DARK for Veterans of all ages-By David Denning

Thoughts of an active duty veteran, my great brother in law.
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for Veterans of all ages-By David Denning

In the dark we go to shed our tears
We cry to release all our fears
We cry for loved ones far away, ...
the loss of closeness and time away
We cry for innocence no longer known, death has taken its final blow
We cry for those we lost and couldnt save
We cry for their families on both sides who feel loss
We cry to remember that we still can feel humanity
We cry to renew our spirit so broken so torn
We cry to the heavens hoping our maker will hear
We cry in the dark so when its time to be a man, a soldier,

an influence for good, our purpose is clear, our hearts stone, our strength strong and minds clear.
We shed our tears in the dark for the times we could not or cannot be weak.
We are veterans of wars, big and small. Joined in misery only we know it all.
Filled with pride at having survived.
Yet living the memories daily still left to survive


Tuesday, November 8, 2016


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Deb Jordan with Carol Bundy and 10 others.
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Ammon and Ryan Bundy are still being held in the SEATAC Facility near Seattle in Washington State with privilege scarce and little to no contact with their Nevada Attorneys.
Now entering their 2nd week in limbo, it seems that information about what exactly is happening is being withheld and people are starting to become frustrated.
Nevada defendants who have been in jail in Nevada since February and March say, having their trials put on hold while things were moving in Oregon was grueling enough, and now with only 90 days to go before trial, having the Government pull a stunt like this is beyond frustrating.
Judge Gloria Navarro has yet to hold a single hearing relating to the structure of this trial and nobody knows who will even be in the first group to go before a jury.
When Nevada Attorneys first got news that Ammon and Ryan were being held in Seattle they were not too alarmed as it is normal that some delays can happen, but now that we are moving into a second week there is some room for speculation.
Why would the Government waste resources to ship Ammon and Ryan Bundy just 2 hours away from Portland Oregon and hold them without explanation for even their Attorneys in Nevada?
Why move them at all?
The unexplained detention in Washington leads to speculation that the Government is purposefully frustrating the process to cool the momentum of the win in Portland before the Bundy's join their co-defendants in Nevada. It has been noted by those being held in Nevada saying, this is a gross miscarriage of everyones rights to a fair and just trial and that it is now effecting everyones ability to work on their cases.
Some Attorneys' have speculated that It is also possible Prosecutors in Oregon are seeking to change the charges against the 2nd round of defendants in Oregon to a more "winnable" case. If that holds true then Ammon and Ryan Bundy could theoretically be re-indicted on new charges. Remember the Hammonds? Not such a stretch considering what happened to them.
Others say the delay gives the Government more time to work on the Nevada case and will throw the very "effective Bundy duo" to the 2nd round trial in Nevada giving Prosecutors a better shot at a win.
Lisa Bundy confirmed all efforts to reach out to the United States Marshal Service has failed. The man who called her to let her know that Ammon and Ryan were okay and being treated well, has since been punished for contacting her, and that she no longer has any way to know what is happening with her husband.
You can call the United States Marshal Service -
Deputy Director: David Harlow
Chief of Staff - Office of the Director S. Edwards 202-307-9100
Acting Chief - Office of District Affairs J. Cunfer 202-307-9100
Email: SET/
Phone: 206-870-5700
Fax: 206-870-5717