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CONSTITUTIONAL COUNTY ORDINANCE WEBSITE

Website advocating for involvement in your county regulation process and suggestions for county ordinances responding to federal expansion of jurisdiction and authority and global governance.


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Uncle Sam

Uncle Sam

The Oath of the President of the United States


US Constitution, Article II, Section 1


Before he enter on the execution of his office, he shall take the following oath or affirmation: "I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States."


The case could be made that Obama has violated the oath of the office of the Presidency of the United States in not closing the borders at the threat of a global pandemic of the Mexican flu, the violations of the U.S. Constitution in the CIFTA, and his refusal to clarify the circumstances of his birth. Think about it.


Link to the White House by Clicking on Photo

Link to the White House by Clicking on Photo
WHEN OBAMA TALKS ABOUT GUN CONTROL HE REALLY MEANS GUN CONFISCATION

KALH COMMUNITY RADIO

KALH COMMUNITY RADIO
Click on KALH logo for website and to listen to live stream

MEXICAN WOLF RECOVERY - COLLATERAL DAMAGE IDENTIFICATION

WARNING: GRAPHIC PICTURES MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR WOLF LOVERS & SMALL CHILDREN

Catron County Wolf Incident Investigator, Jess Carey, provide ORF with this document. This is what the ranchers in western New Mexico are living with.

https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=gmail&attid=0.1&thid=12e740df9705f324&mt=application/pdf&url=https://mail.google.com/mail/?ui%3D2%26ik%3Db2e1154c85%26view%3Datt%26th%3D12e740df9705f324%26attid%3D0.1%26disp%3Dattd%26zw&sig=AHIEtbQTV_dgqwDweaJO_z9FKGvH0SJ6pw&pli=1


CONVENTION ON THE PROHIBITION OF MILITARY OR ANY OTHER HOSTILE USE OF ENVIRONMENTAL MODIFICATION TECHNIQUES (A TREATY SIGNED IN THE
UN).
http://www.fas.org/nuke/control/enmod/text/environ2.htm

NEW MEXICO WOLF RE-INTRODUCTION

Links to past ORF information on the Mexican Gray Wolf re-introduction program. Some of the links to newspaper articles no longer work.


http://oteroresidentsforum.blogspot.com/search/label/MEXICAN%20GRAY%20WOLF

WOLF CROSSING WEBSITE

http://wolfcrossing.org/








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ORF NEWS BLIMP

ORF NEWS BLIMP
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OTERO RESIDENTS FORUM COLLECTION OF PARODY CARTOONS

http://oteroresidentforumparodyblog.blogspot.com/

We've complied the best of the ORF cartoons all in one location.

Natural Climate Change - Real Science, Verifiable

Natural Climate Change - Real Science, Verifiable
Dr. Eric Karlstrom's excellent website on climate change, it's natural. The agenda is truth and the vindication of scientific method.

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Saturday, December 27, 2008

The, Well Another, Enemy Within

Last week I went on Topix, the online comment section for the Alamogordo Daily News. I used to have it as one of my "favorites". With the decline of news stories in the paper, Topix was where I could at least get some information after wading through a bunch of gratuitous sniping.

This particular morning as soon as I opened the website there was a warning ostensibly from Windows Internet Explorer. There was the Windows' logo and verbiage warning of dire consequences if I didn't click this or that. Problem was I could not understand their directions. Thank goodness or I would have fallen for the scam. I called my computer expert, Michael Morris, the guy who brings you Alamogordo Times, Mountain Mail Country and the newly hatched fledgling (so new it doesn't even have a name) internet radio. You can find a link at Alamogordo Times. http://alamogordotimes.com/

After I explained the curious information on Topix, Michael said "Close it." I did. Turns out that Topix had been infiltrated by a bad thing through one of its advertisers. Michael got the message out to a bunch of Topix users and rumor has it that the administrators of Topix even sent Michael a thank you.

Having a good computer guy is priceless.

IMAGES FROM ALAMOGORDO BLIZZARD OF 2008

Snow begins to fall Friday eveining in Alamogordo.

Snow accumulation is greater than expected.


Motorists wake up to find vehicles buried under snow.


Blowing snow makes getting around town difficult.


Livestock suffer in blizzards.  Many area ranchers ignored warnings to take their cows into the house Friday night.

Endangered New Mexico Wooly Mammoths love the cold weather.

BLIZZARD OF 2008 SHUTS DOWN ALAMOGORDO

(ORF)ALAMOGORDO  A major cold front dumped up to an inch of snow on Alamogordo Friday night.  Major thorough fares and side streets were nearly impassable as motorists attempted to drive in the heavy snow.  Stranded travelers made due at the airport as flights out of Alamogordo  were canceled because of blizzard conditions.  Some areas of the city reported power dangerously close to being out because of heavy snow accumulation on power lines.  Most holiday events were canceled by civic groups and churches.  The city said if it owned a snowplow, it would be out on the streets clearing snow packed routes.  Local hospitals report several admissions of elderly persons suffering chain pains and shortness of breath from shoveling snow.  The Alamogordo Coalition for the Homeless reported area homeless shelters were full.  The Green Coalition on Climate Change released a press statement blaming the blizzard on man-made climate change.  The statement went on to warn of record breaking high temps in 2009.

A spokesperson for the Toy Train Depot said the popular train ride would be closed until further notice.  Alamogordo residents are urged to avoid travel and stay inside until the blizzard passes and warmer temperatures prevail.  

Monday, December 22, 2008

MEXICO CITY: DECAPITATED SOLIDERS BODIES FOUND

Title click to read story on REUTERS.


(One more reason to resist the North American Union)


Sunday, December 21, 2008

Future Spaceport Leasee Shines Shoes In Moscow

Title click.

Before shining shoes Sir Richard Branson offerred British Airways ONE POUND for their fleet of Concordes.

“On 10 April 2003, Air France and British Airways simultaneously announced that they would retire Concorde later that year....That same day, Sir Richard Branson offered to buy British Airways' Concorde fleet at their "original price of £1" .... The real cost of buying the aircraft was £26 million each but the money for buying the aircraft was loaned by the government, but took 80% of the profits.”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Concorde

Friday, December 19, 2008

Honorable Mention: Those Who Shined Brightly and Those Who Were Not So Bright

ORF has compiled a list of person's who contributed to Otero County by applying their talent or dedication to county affairs.  This list contains the positive as well as those whom ORF considers contributed in a negative manner.  

International talk radio host, Mike Haymes, receives honorable mention for quitting his popular radio show on KRSY. Haymes endured new station management's meddling with his show and the addition of Charles as co-host. Known for his conservative political views and outspoken positions, Haymes left the show to seek another venue for his talents and his audience.

Michael Morris receives honorable mention for his stinging political commentary on Governor Richardson and local politicians on his Alamogordo Times website. Morris created Alamogordo's first internet streaming radio station. Morris put Mike Haymes back behind the microphone on the internet, giving the veteran talk show host a new venue for his show and his loyal audience.

Laura Schneberger merits honorable mention in 2008 for her relentless battle against federal and state agencies and non-governmental organizations involved in the re-introduction of the Mexican Gray Wolf in southern New Mexico. Laura has maintained the Wolf Crossing website for several years, chronicling the history of wolf re-introduction in New Mexico and giving ranchers a voice in this hotly debated issue. Laura is president of the Gila Livestock Growers Association. She works long hours gathering information for Wolf Crossing, traveling across the state to attend New Mexico Game and Fish meetings and to Santa Fe to attend legislative sessions.

Danny Martinez is more than worthy of honorable mention. Danny lives in Santa Fe and owns a ranch in Arizona. Danny is the man ranchers and lawyers seek out for legal strategy when confronting federal and state agencies that attempt to expand fraudulent jurisdiction and authority by illegally seizing herds and private property.

R L Posey, Chair of People for Otero County deserves honorable mention for his research and alerting county residents on New Mexico Game and Fish meetings, changes in regulations and countless other issues involving ranching, predator control and wildlife in Otero County. This blog greatly appreciates R L's contributions to ORF in 2008.

Washington state resident, Raven Webb, receives honorable mention for her contributions to ORF and the legal battle she is fighting in Wahkiakum County in her state. Raven's land has been flooded for several years because of illegal alterations of dikes and waterways by the Columbia Land Trust and Ducks Unlimited. Raven has suffered over 4 million dollars in damages to her land and home. She has single-handedly organized other land owners in Wahkiakum County to take county commissioners and a weak county sheriff to Superior Court to demand they enforce county ordinances and state law prohibiting illegal flooding in Washington state. Raven is also responsible for exposing the killing of thousands of salmon on Grays River in Washington state. The Salmon Recovery Project, a non-governmental organization pushing for listing salmon on the Endangered Species List, was actually killing salmon by contructing illegal fish wiers and pulling salmon out of the river and leaving them on the bank to die.

Maude Rathgaber, perennial Otero County political mover and shaker, was in fine form in 2008. ORF would be remiss to not acknowledge Maude who knows the voters of Otero County and has much experience in counteracting political highjinx with education. Maude was highly visable in the opposition to the U.N. World Heritage Site Designation, the proposed new library and spaceport tax. Maude is hostess of Eagle Forum and uses her communications skills effectively on talk radio.

Political psychic, Ellen Wedum, receives ORF's dishonorable mention for 2008 for statements she made to call in radio shows. Chair of the Otero County Democrats,Wedum called into Mike Haymes show in the spring and told Mike and his callers that urinating on fence posts will scare wolves away from private property and livestock. In October, Wedum exhibited her talents as a clairvoyant when she called into Stephanie Dubois talk show and interpreted words Marcia Stirman had written in her controversial letter to the editor, 'Why I'm a Republican'.Wedum told Dubois and listeners that when Stirman used the word Muslim, she actually meant the 'N' word. Wedum's gratuitous use of racial animus against blacks failed to gain her the national attention and controversy Stirman garnered.

Dishonorable mention goes to the New Mexico GOP in Santa Fe. The Grand Old Party turned out to be the Grand Old Politically-Correct when its chair and members condemned Marcia Stirman as a racist and called for her resignation from her position as chair of the Republican Women of Otero County. The Santa Fe Republicans caved to pressure from CAIR and Democrats for Stirman to resign.New Mexican Republicans who rallied to Stirman's defense expressed disgust and disappointment in the Sante Fe Republicans.







Thursday, December 18, 2008

WHO DID BUSH PARDON?

http://thinkprogress.org/2008/11/17/bush-pardons/



AMERICAN TALIBAN: JOHN WALKER LINDH'S PARENTS ASK BUSH TO PARDON THEIR SON


“John has been incarcerated now for seven years,” his parents said in a statement today. “We hope that President Bush and First Lady Laura Bush will recognize that justice will be served by commuting John’s prison sentence, and allowing him to come home to his family.”

RAMOS AND COMPEAN FAMILIES PRAY FOR PRESIDENTIAL PARDON

Title click to read story in the EL PASO TIMES.


"EL PASO - The families of the jailed ex-Border Patrol agents convicted of shooting a drug smuggler in the buttocks tell an online publication that they are praying President Bush will still pardon their loved ones."

BUSH PARDONS 32 DRUG DEALERS

Title click to read story at WORLD NET DAILY.


"As president, George W. Bush has pardoned or commuted sentences for 32 drug dealers, 12 thieves, seven embezzlers, an arsonist, an armed bank robber and eight Thanksgiving turkeys, among others – but U.S. Border Patrol agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean remain in prison this Christmas, praying for their release."

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

COYOTE LOVERS IN COLORADO - WAIT TIL THEY GET WOLVES TO LOVE

Title click to read story in the ROCKY MOUNTAIN NEWS.


""What Centennial wants to do is simply knee-jerk reaction to the emotions of those who have lost a pet," Glenn Spagnuolo said. "The loss of a pet to a coyote is truly a horrific thing, but do we really need to destroy yet another part of nature to make that right?"

DAVID J. HAYES: OBAMA-BIDEN TRANSITION TEAM MEMBER

Title click to read more on Mr. Hayes in google.document.


"David J. Hayes is a member of the Obama-Biden Transition Project's Agency Review Working Group responsible for the energy and natural resources agencies.  He is former Global Chair of the Environment, Land and Resources Department at Latham & Watkins, an international law firm.  He is a Senior Fellow at the World Wildlife Fund, advising the President of WWF on climate change matters, and he is a Senior Fellow at the Progressive Policy Institute, specializing on energy matters.  Mr. Hayes is the Vice-Chairman of the national conservation group, American Rivers, and he is the former Chairman of the Board of the Environmental Law Institute.  Mr. Hayes was the Deputy Secretary of the Interior during the Clinton Administration.  During the 2007-2008 academic year, Hayes was a Consulting Professor at Stanford University's Woods Institute for the Environment."

NEW SEC OF AGRICULTURE COZY WITH MONSANTO

Title click to read story about president-elect Obama's choice for the new Secretary of Agriculture.  Story is from Organic Consumers Association.



* Vilsack has a glowing reputation as being a schill for agribusiness biotech giants like Monsanto. Sustainable ag advocated across the country were spreading the word of Vilsack's history as he was attempting to appeal to voters in his presidential bid. An activist from the west coast even made this youtube animation about Vilsack 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hmoc4Qgcm4s 
The airplane in this animation is a referral to the controversy that Vilsack often traveled in Monsanto's jet."


From CURRENT.COM:
" Vilsack was the origin of the seed pre-emption bill in 2005, which many people here in Iowa fought because it took away local government's possibility of ever having a regulation on seeds- where GE would be grown, having GE-free buffers, banning pharma corn locally, etc. Representative Sandy Greiner, the Republican sponsor of the bill, bragged on the House Floor that Vilsack put her up to it right after his state of the state address."

From POLITICAL FRIENDSTER:
“Today we begin our effort to trans-form the Iowa economy, creating forall Iowans a more hopeful, vibrant,promising future,” Vilsack toldemployees at Monsanto’s high-tech research facility in Ankeny.

TOP SCIENTISTS SAY GLOBAL WARMING IS A LIE

As heard on George Noory: Dec. 17, 2008.  


As with any federal agency, we have found most of these agencies are filled with lying, vile, degenerate scumbags occupying space protecting their retirement...our federal government and new president-elect will continue to lie to us about global warming or climate change, or what has become the media and scientific engine used to drive the under-lying agenda of wealth re-distribution.

Title click to go to ICE AGE NOW.   Read one man's interpretation of climate change and the coming of a new ice age.

"CO2 emissions make absolutely no difference one way or another….Every scientist knows this, but it doesn’t pay to say so…Global warming, as a political vehicle, keeps Europeans in the driver’s seat and developing nations walking barefoot.” - Dr. Takeda Kunihiko, vice-chancellor of the Institute of Science and Technology Research at Chubu University in Japan."

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

WOLVES AT THE END OF THE YEAR


About three weeks ago an anonymous caller told me she had heard a wolf howling in the hills east of Taylor Ranch road.  I did not investigate, as Janet and I have done in the past.  I asked the caller if she was familiar with wolf audibles.  She recalled living with wolves on her father's ranch as a child and hearing the wolves howl at night.  The ranch was not in New Mexico, but in another state.  I believe the wolves are here in Otero County.  We've had one report of a collared wolf in the Weed area in 2008.  The following links report on wolf news from several states, from Wisconisn to Montana.

WOLVES: MONTANA

WOLF DE-LISTING AGAIN

WOLVES: WISCONSIN & ILLINOIS

WOLVES: MICHIGAN

WHY WOLVES HOWL

WOLF REINTRODUCTION IN COLORADO

NEW WOLF PLAN NEEDED

Ronny Rardin

Thoughts on the Ronny Rardin case from an ORF viewer:

This is the kind of behaviour we as a society should be rewarding -
where a citizen has trust in his community admitted to accidentally breaking a rule.


Then to save face, the authority of the county decided to not only
punish him, but punish the community by pressing charges, creating more red tape and wasting tax dollars.


After this reaction how can the people be expected to ever be
honest with "authority" again?

Monday, December 15, 2008

A Morning in Magistrate Court with Judge Gene Galassini

Monday, December 15, 2008
Judge Gene Calassini
Bailiff Harold (Toots) Green
1. No insurance
2. Healight out
3. Speeding 15 over
4. Not stopping at stop sign
5. Speeding 15 over
6. Speeding 15 over, no license
7. Allowing use of vehicle
8. Speeding 15 over
9. Speeding 16 over
10.No license, no insurance, speeding 10 over
11.Meth and shoplifting
12.Expired regis., driving on suspended CDL, no insurance
13.Battery
14.No regis., suspended license, speeding 11 over, changed license plates
15.Speeding 23 over
16.Interference with communications
17.Hood latch missing, safety chains not in use
18.Suspended license
19.Carrying a deadly weapon into Courthouse, petty misdemeanor $500.00 max. 182 days in jail max. Plead Not Guilty, $500 unsecured bond. Court will send out Notice of Pre Trial Conference.
20.No seat belt
21.Left before heard
Title click for original ADN story. Didn't see ADN there today.

STAB FROM THE PAST: MADALYN MURRAY O'HAIR

Title Click to read the bio of the MOST HATED WOMAN IN AMERICA.  

DENVER POST: Bush's push to be felt across West

Title click to read story in the DENVER POST.


"• Cutting the public-comment period from 60 to 30 days on rule changes to the Endangered Species Act by removing a Fish and Wildlife Service review that is intended to assure that key species are not jeopardized.

• Having no public-comment period on a plan to open 3,700 miles of new pipeline and power-line corridors across the West's public lands by having the plan approved at the Interior Department secretarial level. Western governors have until Dec. 30 to comment."

BLOOMBERG: Grand Jury Probes Richardson Donor’s New Mexico Financing Fee

Title click to read story on BLOOMBERG.COM.


"The grand jury in Albuquerque is looking into Beverly Hills, California-based CDR Financial Products Inc., which received almost $1.5 million in fees from the New Mexico Finance Authority in 2004 after donating $100,000 to Richardson’s efforts to register Hispanic and American Indian voters and pay for expenses at the Democratic National Convention in 2004, people familiar with the matter said."

JONATHON SOROS: KICK ELECTORAL COLLEGE UNDER THE BUS

Title click to read this story on the WALL STREET JOURNAL  on line edition.  The author, Jonathon Soros, is deputy chairman of the SOROS MANAGEMENT FUND (SMF).  SMF was started by George Soros; famous for currency manipulation and his communist ideology.


"The Constitution is no longer in line with our expectations regarding the role of the people in selecting the president. Yet several previous attempts to eliminate the Electoral College through a constitutional amendment have failed, scuttled by the difficulty of the process itself and the tyranny of small-state logic."

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Illinois Governor Stands Up Against Bank of America, is Arrested on Corruption Charges

Kurt Nimmo Infowars
December 8, 2008, posted on ORF by karan berry

Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich has been arrested on corruption charges the day after he announced he was asking all Illinois government agencies to suspend business with Bank of America

Blagojevich’s arrest seems to be a strong signal that going up against the banksters will not be tolerated. “Blagojevich contended that Bank Of America received a multi-billion dollar bailout from the government and should accordingly restore credit to the Republic Windows & Doors company in Chicago,” writes Katharine Zaleski for the Huffington Post.

Last week the workers of Republic Windows & Doors occupied a factory in Chicago after the company closed down and stiffed the workers. “Workers said they were entitled to be given 60 days notice of the closure of the plant and demanded pay for that period as well as any unused vacation time,” the BBC reported.

Blagojevich demanded the Bank of America take “some of that federal tax money that they’ve received and invest it by providing the necessary credit to this company so these workers can keep their jobs."

Blagojevich made the comment at the same time president select Obama expressed support for the workers. “It’s also important for us to make sure that the plans and programs that we design aren’t just targeted at maintaining the solvency of banks, but they’re designed also to get money out the door and to help people on Main Street,” said Obama.

Rod Blagojevich, of course, is not Barack Obama, who is in the process of stuffing his administration with bankster insiders, CFR members, and Federal Reserve and Goldman Sachs mobsters such as Robert Rubin, Larry Summers, and Paul Volcker.

It didn’t take long for the U.S. attorney’s office to crank out a 78-page criminal complaint against Blagojevich. It is said Blagojevich attempted to sell off the vacancy of Obama’s Senate seat and considered naming himself to the Senate. It is not difficult to believe Blagojevich is a crook and would do such a thing. He has shady ties to Antoin “Tony” Rezko, the political fundraiser, restaurateur, and real estate developer convicted on several counts of fraud and bribery.

On the other hand, the sudden appearance of a federal compliant against him after he attempted to stick it to the criminal organization known as the Bank of America is rather suspicious, to say the least.

The impending prosecution of Blagojevich sends a powerful message to other governors, mayors, city council members around the country: don’t mess with the international banking cartel, the global financial mafia.

LA Times - MEXICO UNDER SEIGE Drug War at our Doorstep

Calderon has deployed 45,000 troops - 5,000 federales and the death toll at over 6,000 continues to raise while violence spreads north. Title click.

COUNTY COMMISSIONER SNEAKS SUBMARINE INTO COURTHOUSE





Link takes reader to a story in MARKETWATCH about the christianing of the new Virginia Class  submarine: NEW MEXICO SSN 779.  
The link won't work with Title Click.

OPEC TO CUT SUPPLIES: GET READY FOR HIGHER PRICES AT THE PUMP

Title click to read story in the GUARDIAN.UK.


"Ministers of the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries are expected to announce an output cut at the Algeria talks to shore up prices that have plunged about $100 a barrel since a July peak. On Friday oil was trading around $46 a barrel.
"Iran's proposal for this week's OPEC meeting in Algeria will be a reduction of between 1.5 million and 2 million bpd," IRNA reported its oil minister, Gholamhossein Nozari,..."

Ponzi scheme that cost investors $50 billion

Title click to read story in Bloomberg.


"Madoff, 70, who had advised the SEC how to regulate markets and donated regularly to politicians, was arrested Dec. 11 and charged with operating what he told his sons was a long-running Ponzi scheme in the New York-based firm’s business advising rich people, hedge funds and institutions. His ability to avoid detection may fuel debate about the SEC’s effectiveness and the adequacy of its resources for policing money managers."

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Friday, December 12, 2008

THIS Iteration of the Auto Bail Out Fails

If you didn't watch the Ford assembly in Brazil video yet, do it now. http://info.detnews.com/video/index.cfm?id=1189

The gall, audacity and smarminess of the globalists. Congress got it right this time but watch for the President to try something next. http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=D9519T4G1&show_article=1

Speaking for myself after reading the complaint against "Blago and Harris" (available on Devvy Kidd's commentary today on NewswithViews http://www.newswithviews.com/Devvy/kidd418.htm) I don't think there is one national politician I would believe. Trust but verify. There are just too many references to the office of the president to think that this is just an isolated nut-job. I have to take a shower now to get the slime off.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Deming Headlight Has Good Story on Fence and Illegal Activity

I am personally very familiar with this area as that is where Camp Patriot is located. I can corroborate the condition of Hermanas Grade. Sometimes it is so dusty from BP vehicles going by at maximum speed (not a complaint) that it is necessary to take cover until the dust subsides - day or night. I couldn't help but notice yet another unintended consequence of lack of enforcement in our border crossing laws, most often you will hear about anchor babies, free medical and schools but just how often do you hear about the impact on our infrastructure?

"Tim Sullivan, assistant patrol agent-in-charge of the Deming U.S. Border
Patrol Station, said apprehensions of illegal immigrants are down 75 percent
over this time in 2007, to an average of four a day. It was not uncommon
before increased security to have as many as 200 arrests or more a day."

Title click for full story.


Wednesday, December 10, 2008

We Are Not Perfect. Only People Who Are Doing Something Make Mistakes


I received an email today with a link to a very provocative You Tube video about the Amero having been minted in Denver a couple of years ago and then bunches of them being delivered to China. The speaker suggested that we transfer our U.S. dollars to foreign counties stipulating that the dollars be converted to that country's currency. And so on.
After I sent this link to several people I did SOME research and found out that Hal Turner is a white supremist and Jew hater according to Wikipedia, click title to go to that site. If you just have to know what the video was, contact us and we will give you the link.

I am not the biggest Wikipedia fan in the world but it will do in a pinch if you are not doing in-depth research and I should have checked out Mr. Turner before I even forwarded the email. It ended up in a mass email and now we have egg on our faces. Please accept our apologies. When we get it wrong, we will tell you, just like now. Right now I am thinking it would be nice if we were wrong more often because the news has been so creepy lately.




Aunt B Sent Us This. Deer Roping

Actual letter from someone who farms, writes well and tried this!

I had this idea that I was going to rope a deer, put it in a stall, feed it up on corn for a couple of weeks, then kill it and eat it.

The first step in this adventure was getting a deer. I figured that, since they congregate at my cattle feeder and do not seem to have much fear of me when we are there (a bold one will sometimes come right up and sniff at the bags of feed while I am in the back of the truck not 4 feet away), it should not be difficult to rope one, get up to it and toss a bag over its head (to calm it down) then hog tie it and transport it home.

I filled the cattle feeder then hid down at the end with my rope. The cattle, having seen the roping thing before, stayed well back. They were not having any of it. After about 20 minutes, my deer showed up -- 3 of them. I picked out a likely looking one, stepped out from the end of the feeder, and threw..my rope. The deer just stood there and stared at me. I wrapped the rope around my waist and twisted the end so I would have a good hold.

The deer still just stood and stared at me, but you could tell it was mildly concerned about the whole rope situation. I took a step towards it...it took a step away. I put a little tension on the rope and then received an education. The first thing that I learned is that, while a deer may just stand there looking at you funny while you rope it, they are spurred to action when you start pulling on that rope.

That deer EXPLODED.

The second thing I learned is that pound for pound, a deer is a LOT stronger than a cow or a colt.

A cow or a colt in that weight range I could fight down with a rope and with some dignity. A deer -- no chance. That thing ran and bucked and twisted and pulled. There was no controlling it and certainly no getting close to it. As it jerked me off my feet and started dragging me across the ground, it occurred to me that having a deer on a rope was not nearly as good an idea as I had originally imagined. The only up side is that they do not have as much stamina as many other animals.

A brief 10 minutes later, it was tired and not nearly as quick to jerk me off my feet and drag me when I managed to get up. It took me a few minutes to realize this, since I was mostly blinded by the blood flowing out of the big gash in my head. At that point, I had lost my taste for corn-fed venison. I just wanted to get that devil creature off the end of that rope. I figured if I just let it go with the rope hanging around its neck, it would likely die slow and painfully somewhere.

At the time, there was no love at all between me and that deer. At that moment, I hated the thing, and I would venture a guess that the feeling was mutual. Despite the gash in my head and the several large knots where I had cleverly arrested the deer's momentum by bracing my head against various large rocks as it dragged me across the ground, I could still think clearly enough to recognize that there was a small chance that I shared some tiny amount of responsibility for the situation we were in, so I didn't want the deer to have to suffer a slow death, so I managed to get it lined back up in between my truck and the feeder - a little trap I had set before hand...kind of like a squeeze chute. I got it to back in there and I started moving up so I could get my rope back.

Did you know that deer bite? They do! I never in a million years would have thought that a deer would bite somebody, so I was very surprised when I reached up there to grab that rope and the deer grabbed hold of my wrist.Now, when a deer bites you, it is not like being bit by a horse where they just bite you and then let go. A deer bites you and shakes its head--almost like a pit bull. They bite HARD and it hurts. The proper thing to do when a deer bites you is probably to freeze and draw back slowly. I tried screaming and shaking instead. My method was ineffective. It seems like the deer was biting and shaking for several minutes, but it was likely only several seconds.

I, being smarter than a deer (though you may be questioning that claim by now), tricked it. While I kept it busy tearing the tendons out of my right arm, I reached up with my left hand and pulled that rope loose. That was when I got my final lesson in deer behavior for the day.

Deer will strike at you with their front feet. They rear right up on their back feet and strike right about head and shoulder level, and their hooves are surprisingly sharp. I learned a long time ago that, when an animal --like a horse --strikes at you with their hooves and you can't get away easily, the best thing to do is try to make a loud noise and make an aggressive move towards the animal. This will usually cause them to back down a bit so you can escape. This was not a horse. This was a deer, so obviously, such trickery would not work. In the course of a millisecond, I devised a different strategy. I screamed like a woman and tried to turn and run. The reason I had always been told NOT to try to turn and run from a horse that paws at you is that there is a good chance that it will hit you in the back of the head.

Deer may not be so different from horses after all, besides being twice as strong and 3 times as evil, because the second I turned to run, it hit me right in the back of the head and knocked me down. Now, when a deer paws at you and knocks you down, it does not immediately leave. I suspect it does not recognize that the danger has passed. What they do instead is paw your back and jump up and down on you while you are laying there crying like a little girl and covering your head. I finally managed to crawl under the truck and the deer went away. So now I know why when people go deer hunting they bring a rifle with a scope to sort of even the odds. All these events are true so help me God...

Sincerely,
Chuck O'Hearn

RICE RENEGOTIATES FREE TRADE IN THE AMERICAS

Title click to read story in the ROCKY MOUNTAIN NEWS.


"Obama supports expanding trade but says trade agreements must support U.S. manufacturing jobs and include enforceable labor and environmental standards. During the primary election season Obama and other Democratic hopefuls called for a renegotiation of the 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement bet the U.S., Canada and Mexico."

NEW MEXICO: 'F' ON EMERGENCY HEALTH CARE PREPAREDNESS

Title click to read this story in the EL PASO TIMES.

The story says nothing about the impact of ilegal aliens on New Mexico hospitals and clinics.

"The state ranked 49th in the nation in access to emergency care and received an F on the report card released Tuesday by the American College of Emergency Physicians. The access category was the most important of five in the organization's study, which did not measure care in individual emergency rooms, but rather government support for that care."

TODAY IS 'CALL IN GAY' DAY

Title click to read story in the ROCKY MOUNTAIN NEWS.

Peter Boyles and callers to his talk show discussed this topic this morning.
One email to Peter's show read, "Today is Call in Gay Day, tomorrow is 'You're unemployed day'.


"Your accountant, your hairdresser, the person who works on your car, members of the GLBT community are everywhere."

NEW MEXICO BUSINESS WEEKLY: ECLIPSE HQ FOR SALE

Title click to read this story in NEW MEXICO BUSINESS WEEKLY.


"Eclipse has liabilities of $1 billion and assets between $100 million and $500 million. Its creditors exceed 5,000."

NEW YORK TIMES: RICHARDSON 'BIG DEAL' CLOSER

Title click to read this story in the NEW YORK TIMES.


"A darling of business leaders, Mr. Richardson likes to become involved in the fine details of each project, often using his considerable powers of persuasion to seal deals with investors with a handshake."

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Wolf Warning and Educational Signs Are Up and Available

Title click to read story on the WOLF CROSSING website.


“We would also like to raise enough money to place signs in similar places in Arizona and as this program expands throughout Arizona and New Mexico to be able to saturate wolf impacted areas with these warnings”, says Laura Schneberger President of the Gila Livestock Growers Assn. “Our position is we understand the ramifications of this program even if the federal government and wolf support organizations do not.  If we fail to warn the public of our impacts as well as the risks they are facing then we will not be able to live with ourselves if something terrible happens and we did nothing.”

GORE AND OBAMA TO DISCUSS CLIMATE CHANGE

Title click to read story in the PHILIDELPHIA INQUIRER.


Bold"Gore and Obama to discuss climate

CHICAGO - Former Vice President Al Gore will meet today in Chicago with President-elect Barack Obama before Gore heads to Poland, where delegates from about 190 countries are gathered to debate a new global climate-change treaty."

WASHINGTON POST: SUPREME COURT DELCINES TO HEAR OBAMA CASE

Title click to read story in the WASHINGTON POST.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Good Works and Crime Do Not Take Holidays

When I can't sleep I listen to the radio trying to get information about the world around me.

For a couple of years everytime I heard mention of the military my ears perked up. Now, the state of our nation and the economy in particular is of special interest to me. Since Alamogordo Times has been broadcasting the ADPS scanner I have been leaving it on. I have become aware of the work conditions of police officers and their lingo. I don't take the service they provide for granted anymore.

What has occurred to me is that I am hungry for information, a social creature. What also dawned on me its that the old saying "ignorance is bliss" holds true today.

While most of us sleep, eat, read, work, just generally go about our lives, there are people out there that make all this normalcy possible. I am grateful for our service members. I am grateful for outspoken critics of the status quo. I am grateful for dedicated peace officers. I am grateful to brave, inquisitive souls who want to know the truth.

The great thing about truly being grateful is that it fills your life with abundance and the glass is always half full.

WASHINGTON TIMES: SCOTUS DECISION ON OBAMA CITIZENSHIP PENDING

Title click to read story in the WASHINGTON TIMES.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Things Are Not Simple or What They Seem

While right wing insiders benefit economically from Smart Growth policies the politically powerful left wing collectivists promote the anti-life, anti-liberty, and anti-property program titled The Wildlands Project. This combination of the two is the United Nations Agenda 21 land use program.
The federal executive branch’s implementation of this political globalist agenda by has been continuous since at least 1989.




What is particularly interesting about right wing collectivists and left wing collectivists is what they have in common. Both right wing and left wing collectivists support government-mandated education. Note the bipartisan Bush/Kennedy support for “No Child Left Behind.” This federal mandate was designed to assure that the next generation is molded into compliant global citizens.


Excerpts from Number 13 in a series Liberty or Sustainable Development? by Michael Shaw. Click title for full commentary and access to previous articles.

Michael Shaw is a licensed attorney, and Certified Public Accountant. He has made a career in real estate having developed a multi state chain of self storage projects. He is President of Freedom Advocates.org and speaks on how Sustainable Development is designed to transform America. He is also proprietor of Liberty Garden, a native plant oasis located on the central coast of California. He is a litigant in cases against Santa Cruz and Alameda Counties in connection with the application of Sustainable policy.

Bailout Humor and Alamogordo Department of Public Safety Scanner




In the upper right hand corner of Alamogordo Times you will find a link to archives of testing stages of local internet radio featuring Mike Haymes, John Turney and Michael Morris. Also available is the ADPS scanner traffic. There are plans to also offer Sheriff's Department radio as soon as someone donates a used or new scanner. Put local internet radio on your Christmas list.

For those unfamiliar with police radio lingo, try www.police-scanner.info/glossary/10codes.htm where you will find a Police Scanning Glossary. I keep it on my favorites list so that I can instantly find a number code.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Disgusting, But All Too Common

"She’s supposed to be deporting aliens, not hiring them," said Assistant US Attorney Brian T. Kelly, chief of the public corruption unit. Click title.

Friday, December 5, 2008

SCOTUS TO CONSIDER OBAMA CITIZENSHIP CHALLENGE

Title Click: from todays WASHINGTON TIMES

"The Supreme Court judges' conference today will consider the lawsuit filed by New Jersey attorney Leo Donofrio. He contends Mr. Obama is not a "natural born citizen," as the U.S. Constitution requires."

ENVIRONMENTALISTS AND OBAMA: HERE THEY COME

Title click to read article on FINDLAW.COM.

"The 391-page report titled "Transition to Green" lays out what the incoming Obama administration can do in its first 100 days and beyond at more than a dozen different agencies to achieve the dual goals of cleaning up the environment and revitalizing the economy.

"We know this administration is much more friendly to environmental protection than the one that is leaving town," said Rodger Schlickeisen, president of Defenders of Wildlife, which signed onto the report with the Natural Resources Defense Council, American Rivers, Greenpeace and the National Audubon Society.

"We all see this as an opportunity to right the wrongs of the past," Schlickeisen said."

RIO GRANDE FOUNDATION: ELECTED OFFICIALS ON ENVIRONMENTAL PAYROLLS

Title click to read this story on the RIO GRANDE FOUNDATION website.

UNEMPLOYMENT TO HIT 6.8% AS 350,000 JOBS LOST

Title click to read this story on MARKETWATCH.COM

RIO GRANDE FOUNDATION AND CITIZENS AGAINST GOVERNMENT WASTE RELEASE 'NEW MEXICO PIGLET' BOOKLET

Title click to read story on MARKETWATCH.COM

"On Wednesday, December 10, 2008, the Rio Grande Foundation and Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) will jointly release the 2008 New Mexico Piglet Book, focusing on government waste, fraud, and abuse in the state budget. During the six years from FY 2003 to FY 2008, New Mexico state spending rose from $3.9 billion to $6.0 billion, an increase of approximately 54 percent."

MEXICAN GRAY WOLF PLAN REVISED IN NEW MEXICO

Title click to read story in seattlepi.com.

"We're managing a very imperiled population of wolves based on planning that's over 20 years old and didn't imagine actual recovery goals -- the threshold at which we can say we've done enough and we can take the animal off the (endangered species) list," said Rob Edward, director of carnivore recovery for WildEarth Guardians in Denver."

Thursday, December 4, 2008

AWOL MARINE HELD CHARGES UNCLEAR

Title click to read this story in the ROCKYMOUNTIAN NEWS.

CHICAGO REPORTER PICKS APART WE THE PEOPLE ALLEGATIONS

As heard this morning on Peter Boyles/KHOW.AM.
Title click to read article in CHICAGO TRIBUNE.

"Last summer, Obama's campaign presented a digital copy of his certificate of live birth. After critics questioned its authenticity, staff at FactCheck.org, a project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania, said they had seen, held and examined the actual birth certificate."

CHICAGO REPORTER BASHERS WE THE PEOPLE OVER OBAMA'S CERTIFICATE OF LIVE BIRTH

As heard this morning on Peter Boyle's/KHOW.AM.
Title click to read commentary in Chicago Sun-Times.

"These loonies -- like the skinheads from Tennessee who planned to dress up in coattails and top-hats and go on a racist killing spree before targeting Obama -- eat up conspiracy theories."

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

THOMAS SOWELL: FREEDOM AND THE LEFT

Title click to read Thomas Sowell's commentary in the Philadelphia Bulletin.

"The most fundamental question is: What in the world qualifies teachers and members of college admissions committees to define what is good for society as a whole, or even for the students on whom they impose their arbitrary notions?"

PRAVDA: AMERO ON ITS WAY: SEE PICTURE IN ARTICLE

Title click to read article in English version of PRAVDA.

"Amero notes have no portraits of US presidents on them and resemble the Belarussian rubles. For example, there is an image of a deer depicted on a 50-amero note, whereas a picture of a pyramid of Mexican Indians can be seen on a 100-amero note."

PRAVDA: THE AMAZING MR. OBAMA

Title click to read English version of article in Pravda.

"Every con man walking free or in jail is an articulate speaker. Who would give their trust to a man who could not use the right words to convince his targets to trust him? Articulate speaking is no way to judge or rate the integrity of a person.

Every con game uses three ingredients against the target: Sell the dream. Push the greed button. Stress urgency.


Obama sold the dream of hope and change so desperately wanted by the American voters. He pushed the greed button by promising to take from the rich to give to the poor. And he stressed urgency by himself and his wife telling voters to vote early. Another final nail in the coffin a con man uses against his targets is “The Jack Call”. After your sucker has committed himself to buying your offer, but has not sent the check, the con man calls him with “Good news!!!” and constantly re-sells his target until the check has cleared and the funds are in the con man’s bank account."

GOVERNORS ASK FEDS FOR $100B FOR 'SOCIAL AID'

Title click to read article on BLOOMBERG.COM

HARRY REID: TOURIST BO OFFENSIVE IN CAPITAL

Title click to read article in the DC EXAMINER.

"My staff tells me not to say this, but I'm going to say it anyway," said Reid in his remarks. "In the summer because of the heat and high humidity, you could literally smell the tourists coming into the Capitol. It may be descriptive but it's true."

WND: WE THE PEOPLE PUBLISH AD IN CHICAGO TRIBUNE CHALLENGING OBAMA TO PRODUCE PROOF OF CITIZENSHIP

Title click to read this article on WORLD NET DAILY.

"Dear Mr. Obama," the letter begins. "Representing thousands of responsible American citizens who have also taken an oath to defend the Constitution of the United States of America, I am duty bound to call on you to remedy an apparent violation of the Constitution. Compelling evidence supports the claim that you are barred from holding the Office of President by the 'natural-born citizen' clause of the U.S. Constitution."

UK: WORLD HERITAGE SITES TOO COSTLY LITTLE BENEFIT

Title click to read article in the HERALD/UK.

"Future bids for world heritage status in the UK could be halted after a review released yesterday suggested that submissions cost too much for too little benefit.

The report, commissioned by Historic Scotland and the UK Department for Culture, Media and Sport, found that world heritage site status did not in itself provide any extra statutory protection for sites.

It added that the cost of applying to be a world heritage site had risen to £400,000, plus a further £150,000 a year to maintain that position."

CANADIAN LYNX ENDANGERED IN NEW MEXICO

Title click to read article in LA TIMES.

"The Dec. 15 deadline was set in a settlement filed Monday in a lawsuit the Western Environmental Law Center filed in April on behalf of conservation groups to force the federal agency to act on their petition to protect the lynx in New Mexico."

CHINESE-AMERICANS ANGRY AT RICHARDSON NOMINATION

Title click to read article in the MERCURY-NEWS.

"This was the major Chinese-American civil rights case in the last 30 years,'' said Albert Wang, a Fremont physician. "And there was a feeling among many Chinese-Americans, particularly in Silicon Valley, that Bill Richardson did a lot to
promote the notion that all Chinese-Americans are potential spies.''

KENYAN AMBASSADOR SAYS OBAMA'S BIRTHPLACE IN KENYA ALREADY AN ATTRACTION

Title click to go to KHOW/PETER BOYLES website to hear radio interview with Kenyan Ambassador.

PRAIRIE DOG CONSIDERED FOR ENDANGERED SPECIES STATUS

Title click to read article in Denver Post.

"The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service today announced that Colorado's most abundant prairie dog species has cleared its first hurdle in reaching for the threatened or endangered designation that could protect the species from farmers, developers and sportsmen."

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Washington Post: 20,000 More U.S. Troops To Be Deployed For “Domestic Security”

The Washington Post today reports on plans to station 20,000 more U.S. troops inside America for purposes of “domestic security” from September 2011, an expansion of Northcom’s militarization of the country in preparation for potential civil unrest following a total economic collapse or a mass terror attack... Read the rest at http://www.infowars.com/?p=6261 Many of these troops may be coming to our state, as we have a training facility over at Playas in the s.w. corner. k.b.

GREAT ARTICLE FROM WOLF BITES BLOG

Title click to read entire article on WOLF BITES.

"These groups would be required to submit their books for review, in order that; "monies received from the government are shown, and amounts used for lawsuits against federal or state governments are identified and stopped.The purpose: To end federal gifts to any non-profit organization which uses said monies in litigatious actions against federal or state governments."

OBAMA'S SELECTIVE SERVICE DOCUMENT A FAKE?

Title click to go to Debbie Schlussel.com to view altered document and read article.

"Obama's Selective Service registration card and accompanying documents show that questions about him are not only NOT over, but if the signature on the document is in fact his, our next Commander-in-Chief may have committed a federal crime in 2008, well within the statute of limitations on the matter. If it is not his, then it's proof positive that our next Commander-in-Chief never registered with the Selective Service as required by law. By law, he was required to register and was legally able to do so until the age of 26.

But the Selective Service System registration ("SSS Form 1") and accompanying computer print-out ("SSS Print-out), below, released by the Selective Service show the following oddities and irregularities, all of which indicate the document was created in 2008 and backdated:

* Document Location Number Indicates Obama Selective Service Form was Created in 2008

First, there is the Document Location Number (DLN) on the form. In the upper right hand corner of the Selective Service form SSS Form 1, there is the standard Bates-stamped DLN, in this case "0897080632," which I've labeled as "A" on both the SSS Form and the computer printout document. On the form, it reflects a 2008 creation, but on the printout, an extra eight was added in front of the number to make it look like it is from 1980, when it was actually created in 2008."

Monday, December 1, 2008

A riveting look at the world’s most frightening company

Monsanto, GE Food,Modified Crops,Seeds,Aspartame,Bovine Growth Hormone,PCB,Ge CropsThe World According to Monsanto is an in-depth look at the domination of the agricultural industry from one of the world’s most insidious and powerful companies. A bold, brilliant film and a definite must-see for anyone who is interested in learning more about the multi-billion dollar, omni-powerful, and highly dangerous Monsanto.

French filmmaker Marie-Monique Robin spent some 20 years hearing about Monsanto before she set out to understand just what Monsanto was all about. Robin posits that perhaps the company’s past can shed some light on what the company is all about today. Monsanto started out as one of the world’s largest chemical companies and is responsible for the creation of Agent Orange (used during the Vietnam War), Aspartame, Bovine Growth Hormone, Polystyrene, PCBs and GE crops (genetically-engineered).

No other filmmaker has ever created such a compelling and damning case against Monsanto. The only other individual to come close to exposing the ugly reality of Monsanto’s contribution to the planet is the best-selling author Jeffrey Smith with his of Seeds of Deception book.

Monsanto’s leading product is Roundup — the world’s best selling herbicide for the last 30 years. Monsanto is also the world’s leader in biotechnology, with over 90% of the genetically modified organisms grown on the planet belonging to them. Most are modified to resist the application of Roundup technology
Roundup Ready Soy Beans account for 90%
of all the soybeans grown in America.

When Roundup was introduced in 1974, the success of the product was, in part, due to its claims of being biodegradable, and that the product ‘leaves the soil clean’ and is good for the environment. Monsanto was twice found guilty of false advertising. Monsanto has now removed the word biodegradable from its labels.

Monsanto’s PCBs also have a lethal legacy. Robin interviews individuals in Pennsylvania who suffered serious health affects from Monsanto’s PCB production plant. In 2001, 20,000 residents filed two lawsuits against Monsanto seeking compensation for the negative effects of the PCBs. Monsanto settled by paying $700 million dollars to build a special hospital, compensate the victims, and clean up the contaminated site. David Carpenter, the foremost expert on PCBs explains how the entire world is now contaminated with PCBs. “They have gone into the water and into the air.”
70% of the food in American stores contain
bio-engineered elements.

Monsanto’s GMOs, perhaps the products that are causing the most concern with activists around the globe, were only introduced in 1996 when their Roundup Ready Soybeans were approved for use in the USA. Today, less than 12 years later, Roundup Ready Soybeans account for 90% of all the soybeans grown in American. 70% of the food in American stores contain bio-engineered elements. There is no labelling of genetically modified foods in the USA.

Monsanto also created the controversial Bovine Growth Hormone (rBHG), which is a transgenetic hormone injected into cows to increase milk yield. Monsanto was involved in a major bribery scandal in Canada over their attempts to bribe Health Canada workers into suppressing rBHG data. Eventually, Canada did not approve the drug for use in Canada. The European Parliament has disapproved its use.

Marie-Monique Robin has left no stone unturned in the Monsanto story. She interviews every authority on the subject (both pro and anti-Monsanto), traces American policy-making that allowed Monsanto to prosper and shows how many individuals who have worked to approve the technology at a government level have long ties with the company.

http://waronyou.com/2008/11/monsanto-number-one-enemy-of-humanity/

OBAMA'S PICK FOR SECRETARY OF AGRICULTURE: CHANGE OR STATUS QUO?

Title Click to read op-ed piece in the Demoines Register.

"Now President-elect Obama must appoint a secretary of agriculture who embraces that change, or it will fall victim to the politics of Washington.

Nothing better illustrates the broken politics of Washington than farm and rural policy. The federal government spends billions subsidizing mega farms to drive smaller farms off the land and often penalizes the best environmental stewards with lower payments. It largely fails to invest in the future of America's rural communities."

Spaceport America Final EIS - Executive Summary

"EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Introduction

The State of New Mexico, New Mexico Economic Development Department (NMEDD) through the New Mexico Spaceport Authority (NMSA) proposes to development and operate a commercial space launch site, called Spaceport America."

This is the very first sentence of the Executive Summary. It is troublesome in that the official name for Spaceport America is still Southwest Regional Spaceport in the laws of the State of New Mexico. I distinctly recall Steve Landene addressing the Spaceport Authority and listing the legislative needs for the 2009 session. Besides the predictable money requests, Mr. Landene pointed out the need for an official name change. Cart before the horse and a question of accuracy in this EIS.

Also, why was Holloman Air Force Base not mentioned ONCE in this EIS?

There are three alternatives including No Action. Alternative 1 is for horizontal launches and Alternative 2 is for vertical launches. Where is the alternative that combines both horizontal and vertical launches?

Under Purpose and Need, "the need for the project proposed by NMSA is to establish a long-term source of economic development in southern New Mexico...". In my humble opinion New Mexico does not need any further taxpayer supported economic development schemes. What New Mexico needs is SOUND business practices, less meddling by all levels of government and wise and productive use of our natural and intellectual resources. But what do I know, I ran a successful business for many years based on tried and true economic principles and common sense. Waste not, want not, the customer is boss, etc.

For your own copy of the Final EIS contact: Ms. Stacey M. Zee, Office of Commercial Space Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Ave, SW, Suite 331, Washington, DC 20591. Email: stacey.zee@faa.gov

HILLARY CAN'T BE SEC OF STATE: U.S. CONSTITUTION ARTICLE ONE SECTION SIX

Section 6 of Article One, U.S. Constitution

The Senators and Representatives shall receive a Compensation for their Services, to be ascertained by Law, and paid out of the Treasury of the United States. They shall in all Cases, except Treason, Felony and Breach of the Peace, be privileged from Arrest during their Attendance at the Session of their respective Houses, and in going to and returning from the same; and for any Speech or Debate in either House, they shall not be questioned in any other Place.

No Senator or Representative shall, during the Time for which he was elected, be appointed to any civil Office under the Authority of the United States which shall have been created, or the Emoluments whereof shall have been increased during such time; and no Person holding any Office under the United States, shall be a Member of either House during his Continuance in Office.

DOMESTIC MILITARY OF 20000 BY 2011

Title click to read article.


"The American Civil Liberties Union and the libertarian Cato Institute are troubled by what they consider an expansion of executive authority.

Domestic emergency deployment may be "just the first example of a series of expansions in presidential and military authority," or even an increase in domestic surveillance, said Anna Christensen of the ACLU's National Security Project. And Cato vice president Gene Healy warned of "a creeping militarization" of homeland security."

Saturday, November 29, 2008

'Made in America' must make a comeback

One thing the financial crisis shows is that the United States is in trouble because Americans have stopped making stuff.

It used to be that we made a lot of stuff: televisions, clothes, washing machines, radios, typewriters, shoes, telephones, and furniture. And we also used to make the stuff out of which stuff was made: steel, aluminum, plastic, rubber, glass, and electrical components. Today that's largely made overseas. They send us their stuff and we send them our money.

It also used to be that Americans liked to make stuff. Think of all the things Thomas Edison invented. Or consider Henry Ford, who made the car affordable, perfected the assembly line, and paid workers a decent wage. Countless others, such as my grandfather, worked as toolmakers and machinists because they liked to work with their hands. Today we rely on people around the world to do that innovation for us.

To be sure, outsourcing has some benefits, but the danger in abrogating our desire to make things is that, in doing so, we forget what made America great. It wasn't manipulating money; it was hard work and persistence. It wasn't "flipping houses"; it was having a dream and being patient and self-sacrificing to achieve that dream. It wasn't speculative gambling; it was belief in a line of labor that rewarded honest risk. Forgetting that contributes to America's deterioration.

Nowadays, young people want to work in the financial industry (at least until recently). While money managers may be worthy occupations – we do need capital to meet payroll and buy the goods and machinery used to make stuff – focusing solely on such jobs removes us from the mainstream of making useful things, which, in turn, provide jobs and help to make everyday life more enjoyable and productive.

This is where we have to start questioning what's at stake. Are we truly satisfied with letting someone else make everything we need? If so, when the time comes for repair and maintenance, who will do the work?

Young people today are not encouraged to work with their hands. It's thought to be demeaning. But working with your hands to create something new is energizing and rewarding. It boosts self-esteem. Even better, it helps you see how something can be improved. Let's not forget that Ford and the Wright brothers were mechanics before they became innovators. They saw first hand how things worked so they could make them work better.

Historically, young people were encouraged to learn a trade. This not only taught them the value of hard work, it also gave them a sense of self-reliance and community. The farmer could not only plow the ground, he could also fix the plow and help his neighbors.

Today's schools must help teach our young people the value of manual labor and help us take advantage of the greatest place to be for innovation. A Japanese neighbor visiting a US factory told me once that he envied Americans because they did not accept cultural limitations in improving the way something is made. He said that you could never go against the grain like that in Japan.

The US just can't afford to squander this perfect climate for jobs and progress by not placing value in innovation or the act of working with one's hands.

This current financial mess brings with it a lot of challenges: energy, housing, crumbling infrastructure – to name just three. But the "can-do spirit" is still alive in America.

We just need to encourage it in our young people. We can begin by testing students for a mechanical aptitude. Those who show promise should be encouraged by a coalition of schools and industry to work on real-world projects. That step alone will help place the value back in making stuff and pave the way to return to innovation at a time when we need it most.

by Paul Sedan in the Christian Science Monitor/ posted by karan berry

WEN HO LEE VS SEC OF COMMERCE BILL RICHARDSON

Title Click to read article.


"The future New Mexico governor came under fire for his role in the case, as allegations surfaced that it was Richardson who leaked damaging classified personal information about Lee in an apparent attempt to smear the 69-year-old doctor in the press. Lee eventually received a multimillion-dollar settlement from the federal government and several media outlets in 2006.

“Bill Richardson is simply a ruthless opportunist,” said Wong, who circulated a petition urging President-elect Obama to deny Richardson any cabinet position prior to Tuesday’s announcement. Wong criticized Richardson and other government officials for being “willing to lie, not just to Dr. Lee, but also in open court, in order to gain advantage over an innocent and powerless man.”

SECRETARY OF STATE HILLARY CLINTON

Title click to read article.


"Not even her detractors would deny that Clinton is smart, well-versed in foreign and defense issues and single-minded in pursuing her goals."

DOMESTIC ENERGY EXPLORATION INCREASES

Title click to read article.


"The Bush administration, which has sought to reduce American dependence on imports to meet the continuing demand for oil and gas, has aggressively pushed to open up energy exploration across broad swaths of the West, off both coasts, and in Alaska."

"Over the last four fiscal years, a Washington Postanalysis of Bureau of Land Management records shows, the government has dramatically accelerated the pace of awarding oil and gas drilling permits on federal land. The total for the period is nearly triple the number issued in the corresponding years under formerPresident Clinton, and the number of new wells sunk on federal land is more than double Clinton's record over the comparable period."

Thursday, November 27, 2008

GOV. RICHARDSON THROWS BANQUET FOR 'TAMALEWOOD' MOVIE STARS

Title click to read this article in the Denver Post.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Sacrifice We Can Believe In


Recall Michelle Obama on the campaign trail back in February telling us we must “be ready to shed our cynicism” and ”roll up our sleeves” and work for the common good. “Our greatest challenge is that we have a mutual obligation to one another… We have lost sight of that because we haven’t had leadership that has asked us to sacrifice and compromise for one another.” Barack Obama has just under two months to go before he fills his leadership role and yet he is already making good on his wife’s call for compromise and sacrifice. “To make the investments we need, we’ll have to scour our federal budget, line by line, and make meaningful cuts and sacrifices as well — something I’ll be discussing further tomorrow,” Obama said from a Chicago hotel yesterday.

Sacrifice for you and me, of course, not for Obama or Hank Paulson and not for their bosses.

In order for Obama to “jolt” the economy out of its engineered downturn, “he will be a careful custodian of the budget, eliminating wasteful spending such as federal crop subsidies for millionaire farmers,” according to the Los Angeles Times. But it will not be “millionaire farmers,” that is to say transnational agribusiness corporations, that will feel the pinch. It will be the little people.

Obama “will need to squarely confront the whopping chunk of the budget that got little attention in the news conference: massive entitlement programs covering Social Security and healthcare,” the Times continues. “Experts say that to make a serious dent in the $3-trillion federal budget, he will need to target Social Security and healthcare entitlements, which account for 54%. Such a move would be risky.”

“Gird your loins,” said Joe Biden in October. “This president, the next president, is gonna be left with the most significant task. It’s like cleaning the Augean stables, man. This is more than just, this is more than – think about it, literally, think about it – this is more than just a capital crisis, this is more than just markets. This is a systemic problem we have with this economy.”

It’s a systemic “problem” created by the bankers and the global elite, not grandma cashing her Social Security check. It’s all about crashing the economy and sweeping the financial game board clean so the banksters can impose a global cashless economic system of total control on the plebs, who will beg to be slaves after weathering the storm coming up.

It is no mistake the housing crisis spread to the financial markets. It was designed to take down the economy. “The current Globalist Financial Crisis is a Financial False Flag operation,” notes Alfred Lambremont Webre. “It is a controlled collapse of the globalist economic system, engineered by an international war crimes racketeering organization.” It was “designed to accelerate the deterioration of First World economies, democracies, and prosperity.”

Obama’s Transition Economic Advisory Board is run by Larry Summers, the Clinton era economist who played an important role in the financial false flag operation. Summers supported the Commodity Futures Modernization Act, which allowed many derivatives to go unregulated. “The policies he promoted as Treasury Secretary and in his subsequent writings led to the economic disaster that we now face,” wrote economist Dean Baker. J.P. Morgan and crew invented credit derivatives as a way to blow holes in the economy and take it to the bottom.

In normal times, Larry Summers would be indicted, arrested, convicted, and sent to prison in an orange jumpsuit. Instead, he is picking Obama’s “economic dream team,” consisting primarily as CFR insiders and former Goldman Sachs functionaries from the Federal Reserve and the Treasury.

Sacrifice the little people. It has nothing to do with fixing the economy. It’s all about further impoverishing the middle class. Obama will not stick it to mythical millionaire farmers. He works for the ga-zillionaire globalists who are on a timeline to install a high-tech New World Order economic system and control grid. In order to sell it more effectively, Obama will unleash class warfare. It’s a tested gimmick that works every time.

Infowars by Kurt Nimmo
November 26, 2008, posted by karan berrry