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Monday, July 28, 2014

‘U.S. Federal Agencies’ Archives

Christian conservatives think they’re above the law

Christian conservatives think they’re above the law

Cliven Bundy syndrome: Why Christian conservatives think they’re above the law From Hobby Lobby to the Nevada rancher, members of the far right share a dangerous, anarchic pathology Amanda Marcotte, Alternet The situation with Cliven Bundy of Nevada should be a no-brainer for people from both the left and the right. Bundy has been stealing from the taxpayers for years, illegally grazing his cattle on federal lands while refusing to pay for the privilege. Both liberals and ... Full Story

Cliven Bundy Is a Pampered Millionaire, Not a Rugged

Cliven Bundy Is a Pampered Millionaire, Not a Rugged Rancher

Fox News 'Hero' Cliven Bundy Is a Pampered Millionaire, Not a Rugged Rancher Watching Fox rally to the defense of moneyed interests like mining and ranching is unbearable. The latest right-wing media poster-victim, Cliven Bundy, is just the latest in a long line of desert dwellers who thinks he or she should not have to follow the law and has a god-given right to unlimited use of public resources, in this case, rangeland.  I know the mentality well, because I grew up in rural Nevada ... Full Story

Tea Party has become a terrorist group

Tea Party has become a terrorist group

  It’s Time to be Honest: The Tea Party Has Become a Terrorist Group  April 16, 2014 By Allen Clifton While I’m sure many liberals who come across this headline will have some response like “Duh” or “Tell me something I didn’t already know, ” I think it’s time to put hyperbole aside and get real for a moment. Sure, for a while many liberals have called tea party supporters domestic terrorists and have accused them of actively trying to sabotage our ... Full Story

Treason in Nevada

Treason in Nevada

  Cliven Bundy Epitomizes Nearly Everything That’s Wrong with Conservatives - By Allen Clifton Cliven Bundy is nothing more than a mentally unstable individual who doesn’t want to pay the fees he’s accumulated for the laws he’s repeatedly violated.  He’s also becoming quite the conservative icon.  Why is he becoming an icon?  Because he’s an anti-government whack job who’s gathered other anti-government whack jobs on his land in the truest form of the ridiculous ... Full Story

US Killing Children around the world

U.S. Has Nothing to Say About 10-Year-Old Killed in Drone Strike By Cora Currier Officials refused to comment on a June 9 drone strike in Yemen that allegedly killed a 10-year-old boy. On June 9, a U.S. drone fired on a vehicle in a remote province of Yemen and killed several militants,  according to media reports. It soon emerged that  among those who died was a boy – 10-year-old Abdulaziz, whose elder brother, Saleh Hassan Huraydan, was believed to be the target of the ... Full Story

Greater Sage-Grouse Conservation

Federal Agencies Announce Initial Step to Incorporate Greater Sage-Grouse Conservation Measures into Land Management Plans The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) today announced the initial steps in a formal planning process to evaluate greater sage-grouse conservation measures in land use plans in 10 Western states.   The two public land management agencies are opening a 60-day public comment period on issues that should be addressed in Environmental Impact ... Full Story

New Appointments to Colorado’s BLM Front Range

  Secretary Salazar Announces New Appointments to Colorado’s BLM Front Range Resource Advisory Council Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today announced the 2011 appointments to the Colorado Front Range citizen-based Resource Advisory Council (RAC), which advises the Bureau of Land Management on public land issues. “I want to welcome our new RAC members and commend them for their commitment to public service,” said Secretary Salazar. “Their counsel will serve the BLM well ... Full Story

The Year of the Black-footed Ferret

The Year of the Black-footed Ferret

    Thirty years ago something remarkable happened on a ranch outside of Meeteetse, Wyoming.  A black-footed ferret, a small nocturnal carnivore thought to be extinct, was found by John and Lucille Hogg’s dog Shep.  This event led to the dramatic discovery of a small group of about 130 black-footed ferrets and offered a ray of hope for the species. Research conducted on the Meeteetse population provided important new information on the life history and behavior of this ... Full Story

Larimer and Boulder County on flood watch

The Colorado Water Conservation Board has issued a a flood watch advisory for Larimer and Boulder Counties. Outlook for Larimer County: Flash Flood Watch issued by NWS for foothills portion of Larimer County. Snowmelting with additional rainfall on top of what has already fallen could lead to flooding issues later today. An additional 1"-1.5" of liquid equivalent is possible through today Outlook for Boulder County: Flash Flood Watch issued by NWS for foothills portion of Boulder ... Full Story

BLM Solicits Proposals for Private-Public Partnerships

As part of its ongoing effort to reform the Wild Horse and Burro Program, the Bureau of Land Management announced today that it is soliciting proposals for private-public partnerships to establish wild horse “ecosanctuaries” on non-BLM managed land. The ecosanctuaries would help the BLM feed and care for excess wild horses that have been removed from Western public rangelands. The official notice of solicitation can be found at www.grants.gov. A separate request for applications for ... Full Story

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