To know what is right and not do it is the worst cowardice. — Confucius
** BLM & Welfare Ranchers, Horses & Taxpayers! **
~ “We demand Wild Horses be placed back onto Public Lands” ~
HERE IS WHAT I FAVOR — Whether it be right now, or wafting for the new stream of incoming and reelected legislators — Due to the rapid increase of the Bureau of Land Management appeasing not even 1% of the taxpaying Public, in truth ignoring 99% of the taxpaying American, and mismanaging America’s Public Lands so incompetently and badly, and within such a narrow scope, We as Americans, and I speak for many, Demand the Following:
1. We demand Wild Horses be placed back onto Public Lands;
2. We demand a discontinuance of what is termed, and classified as Welfare Ranching, or ranchers who hold Public Lands Grazing Permits, their subsidies to be cut-off immediately, and cattle grazing on Public Lands to stop (cease) immediately;
3. We demand a cut/layoff of BLM employees, administered as
Financial Cutbacks in the exact amount that was spent for Unnecessary Wild Horse Herds Roundups over the past 4 Decades, and paid for by American Taxpayers, and under false pretense, bad science, and incompetent decision making;
4. We also demand that the Department of the Interior is simply too large to administer America’s federal lands, as well as subordinate agencies administered and managed by DOI, under the guise of current Laws and Policy, and demand a large cutback of employees and subordinate government agencies alike, that in truth many redundant agencies should simply be discontinued;
5. We demand of the legal government agencies, within the Constitutional Framework of jurisprudence and Check-n-Balance system of the current democracy style governing bodies, that a investigation on actual laws broken, on fraudulent behavior while being a government employee or government contractor, who generated or gave the correspondence to the public of falsified information, all be administered and all employees found guilty be immediately withdrawn from government employment as well as face charges within a Federal court system in regard to their illegal behavior!
These are simple, and common sense solutions to the present conduct and criminal behavior of many employees within government agencies of today — whereas, these resolutions are only a beginning to resolve the worst of the worst government employees now being paid by tax payer money.
~ John Cox
October 23, 2014 at 6:04 am
A biologist’s response to the BLM’s wild horse “problem” (one short excerpt)
Wildlife biologist and long time advocate of the wild horses and burros in the West, Robert C Bauer is our guest writer today. He responds to the Washington Post’s recent article on the BLM’s request for solutions to management of the wild horses of the U.S. ~ HfH
By: Robert C Bauer, B.S. in Biology
The rangelands, however, can easily sustain not only the wild horses and burros existing out there now, but also every one of those in holding facilities, which now number well over 40,000.
The truth is that every one of those wild horses and burros in holding facilities, if released back to the areas from which they were taken, along with those in the wild, would help bring the balance
back to the rangelands, a balance that is so very vital!
REPRODUCTION, MORTALITY, AND OVERPOPULATION IN WILD EQUIDS by Robert C. Bauer, B.S. in Biology
October 23, 2014 at 6:28 am
12/4/13 – Craig Downer, wildlife ecologist, on Board of the Cloud Foundation, author of “The Wild Horse Conspiracy” (http://thewildhorseconspiracy.org/) and Robert Bauer, Wildlife Biologist, debunk the BLM’s “junk” science about wild horses and burros.
October 23, 2014 at 12:52 pm
Yes to all the demands.
Thanks for the info, Louie.
October 23, 2014 at 10:29 pm
AMEN!! When an investigation showed rampant fraud in the BLM and the investigation and prosecution is stopped because it was too pervasive and would only punish a few for what they are all doing,s you KNOW it should be swept clean and new employees hired. Instead, those who were guilty got to keep their jobs and the atmosphere of illegal actions continued unabated. Time to REALLY clean house sat the BLM.
October 24, 2014 at 9:57 pm
Agree and to add more information regarding your demand #1:
A Wild Horse and Burro Herd Area (HA) is any “geographic area identified as having been used by a [wild horse or burro] herd as its habitat in 1971” when the WH&BA was enacted. Regardless if the BLM subsequently made decisions to remove WH&B from any Herd Area, the 1971 unanimously passed Congressional Wild Horse and Burro Act gave the “PRINCIPAL” usage of that land to the Wild Horses and Burros as free roaming animals in their historic herd areas. This is public land (still to this day) and designated to the protection of the wild horses and burros and the land belongs to the American people, regardless of any “agreements” that BLM made along the way – the 1971 Congressional Wild Horse and Burro Act prevails.
In 1971, when Congress passed the Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act, these animals were found roaming across 53.8 million acres known as Herd Areas. Their legal 53.8 million acres could support about a quarter of a million wild horses and burros and there is no reason beyond “dirty politics” that is forcing them to live in these inhumane short and long-term feedlot conditions. Our Wild Horses and Burros, who this very day are suffering in the BLM’s holding facilities (I have seen them suffering) have to be allowed to go back onto their legal land as nature and the law and the concerned citizens of America demand.
October 25, 2014 at 9:09 am
Solar and wild horses :
Solar panels belong on roof tops–not in the desert. I think this is happening in other places besides NV .
October 27, 2014 at 5:11 am
From PEER (Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility)
Click to access public_trust_betrayed.pdf
This document was painstakingly prepared by over a dozen current Bureau of Land Management employees in the inter-mountain west. They are district managers, fisheries and wildlife biologists, and range conservationists who passionately care about the ecological health of the public lands they administer. Their report has also been peer reviewed by over thirty other grazing specialists and scientists in other federal and state land management agencies, academia, and other knowledgeable people in the private sector.
The authors of this white paper merely want to communicate that the BLM’s oft-repeated claim that public rangelands are in better condition now than they have ever been is a myth, and that decisive action must be taken immediately in order to end the deterioration of these lands.
They have had to stay anonymous in order to avoid the inevitable retaliation that would be taken against them by their supervisors in the Bureau, local grazing permitees, and state and local legislators. In the BLM and in the west, the status quo if still to “kill the messenger” who tries to speak to the continued overgrazing crises and the need to drastically reduce the stocking levels and change the grazing management practices on public rangelands.
Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) is proud to be able to serve the brave few in the BLM who produced this report by being the intermediary in its distribution.
October 27, 2014 at 11:30 am
Reblogged this on akacheshire.
November 1, 2014 at 6:33 pm
Recent History of Qui Tam Claims
In 1986 as a result of increased government contractor fraud, Congress amended the False Claims Act in order to make it easier for whistleblowers to file claims against fraudulent corporations and individuals.
The 1986 Amendment defines a “claim” as:
“…any request or demand which is made to a contractor, grantee, or other recipient if the United States Government provides any portion of the money or property which is requested or demanded, or if the government will reimburse such contractor, grantee, or other recipient for any portion of the money or property which is requested or demanded.”
The whistleblower’s share of recovery is a maximum of 30 percent and the government’s prior knowledge of fraud now does not necessarily bar a whistleblower from collecting lost revenue. If the government took over the lawsuit, the relator can “continue as a party to the action.” The defendant is also required to pay for the relator’s attorney fees. The whistleblower is also protected from retaliatory actions by his or her employer. As a result or the amendment, qui tam lawsuits increased dramatically. Though the amendment was first made fore corrupt defense contractors, the amendment has uncovered billions of dollars in health care fraud.
Anyone who defrauds the government out of revenue can be held accountable under the False Claims Act. Common defendants include defense contractors, health care providers, other government contractors & subcontractors, state and local government agencies, and private universities. Whistleblowers often include current and former employees of the defrauding company, competitors of government contractors and public interest groups.
The False Claims Act was enacted to encourage private citizens to assist the government in the fight against fraud. Often the whistleblower faces an uphill battle as large, powerful corporations or individuals are usually named as defendants. An experienced attorney in qui tam claims may help you gain a percentage of stolen government funds.
Qui tam actions typically revolve around false claims that are either directly or indirectly presented to the Government for “payment or approval.” These false claims can be generated through the submission of false bills, records, statements or other representations made to the Government.
There are several types of Qui Tam claims covered under the False Claims Act:
Mischarging or overcharging for goods or services.
Improper price data and the request for payment for services never provided.
Holding government property for fraudulent purposes.
Avoiding payment of a debt to the government because of illegal reasons.
Knowingly providing the government with defective or dangerous products that were falsely certified.
Falsely certifying information for the entitlement of benefits.
Having any false claim paid by the government.
November 5, 2014 at 12:38 pm
If you haven’t read this yet, then now is the time. The truth can be read here: