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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
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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

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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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Monday, June 29, 2009

Congressman Teague Voted for Cap and Trade

Need I say more?

2010 Census

The Bill of Rights (the first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution) at the Fourth Amendment reads:
Amendment IV
Search and arrest warrants
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

The provisions of Title 13 requiring information other than the number of persons, ages and sexes are in violation of the Fourth Amendment. Therefore, no other information need be given. If people will just remember that Title 13 violates the fourth amendment then that is all they need to say when asked for anything other than number, age and sex. See below legal authority citing cases, interesting commentary by Dr. Laurie Roth and a quotation worth repeating. Janet

"Subject: [jbs-26] The Census - give limited information; instructions; rights

FYI - read carefully and decide how you'll answer the intrusive US Census (which has already sent workers around to determined the GPS coordinates for your home.)
Amanda
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Original message:
Subject: Acorns Illegal Census; Constitutional Requirements
Action: Print this and pass along.

Legal Authority to Ask Intrusive Questions Not Present
This Constitution and the Laws made in Pursuance thereof... shall be the supreme Law of the Land...all Judges shall be bound thereby...any Thing...to the Contrary notwithstanding.[Article VI, Clause 2, of the Constitution of the United States of America (1789)]

The general rule is that an unconstitutional statute, though having the form and name of law, is in reality no law, but is wholly void. Unconstitutional law bears no power to enforce, it purports to settle as if it never existed, for unconstitutionality dates from the enactment of such a law and not such time as branded in an open court of law. It confers no rights; it imposes no duties; affords no protection; it creates no office; it is in legal contemplation, as inoperative as though it had never been passed. No courts are bound to uphold it and no persons are bound to obey it.[16 Am Jur 256]

The Fourth and Fifth Amendments were described in Boyd v. United States , 116U.S. 616, 630, as protection against all governmental invasions ....of the sanctity of a man's home and the privacies of life. We recently referred[381 U.S. 479, 485] in Mapp v. Ohio, 367 U.S. 643, 656, to the Fourth Amendment as creating a ....right to privacy, no less important than anyother right carefully and particularly reserved to the people.''[GRISWOLD v. CONNECTICUT , 381 U.S. 479 (1965)]


Declaration To Make To Census Takers:"I hereby affirm that the provisions of Title 13 ....requiring me to disclose my race, personal financial data, birth date, or any other personal, private information to the Bureau of the Census, an agency of the United States government, constitutes an unreasonable, unwarranted search of my person, house, papers, and/or effects, and a governmental invasion of the sanctity of my home and the privacies of life. As such, these provisions violate the Fourth Amendment of the US Constitution, and are thus wholly void and I am not bound to obey them. I have completed the only those sections of the Census form pertaining to the Constitutionally-mandated actual enumeration, as follows:

1. The actual number of people living at the address printed on the form,excluding untaxed Native Americans;

2. Age of each person in accordance with US Const. Amendment XIV, Section 2;

3. Sex of each person, in accordance with US Const. Amendment XIV, Section 2.

I have thus fulfilled my obligation to the attainment of the actual enumeration of the populace of the United States.. Any fine or other sanction that is levied by any office or organization
stemming from the unconstitutional provisions of Title 13 in connection with my response to this or any other Census-related questioning will be challenged in a court of law.

________________________________________________________________________ Article source: http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/12338
Census bureau, ACORN, How safe is the information?
Put a lock on your underwear drawer…the census questions are coming.
By Dr. Laurie Roth Thursday, June 25, 2009

Bull's-eye central is afoot. The thousands of volunteer census workers assigned to get answers to questions from every household in the country has launched. How old are you and members of your household? What is your religion? Have you ever been on food stamps? What is your phone number? What is your race?

Magically we have ACORN as one of the groups at the center of collecting data nationally. Don't you just want a stranger from ACORN coming to your door, saying you have to answer personal, intrusive and unconstitutional questions for the first time in our census history? According to Representative Michele Bachmann, she has stated publicly:

"I know for my family the only question we will be answering is how many people are in our home. We won't be answering any information beyond that, because the Constitution doesn't require any information beyond that."

Census bureau spokesperson Shelly Lowe didn't waste any time taking Bachmannto the woodshed by reminding her of a portion of the U.S. legal code sayingthat if anyone over 18 refuses to answer any of the questions asked by census takers you can be fined up to $5,000.
Of course, predictably, the left and census brains are implying Bachmann is above the law and any of the rest of us who might rebel by not answering intrusive questions are horribly in error and will be fined if not more consequences.

We collect census info every 10 years and it is in our constitution that we do need to reveal how many people live at our home. That is for good reason since money is allocated to various states and members are elected to officeby knowing how many people need representation in various areas around thecountry.

All manipulative and personal questions are a violation of our rights and frankly none of our Government's business. When money and potential, political representation is linked to the outcome of census numbers collected we should have all the more concern that a group like ACORN, full of indictments in over a dozen states for fraud and misrepresentation iseven involved!

The question we all should have is what is the Government planning to dowith all this personal info?

Could our personal info be ever used against us? According to Rep. Bachmann
some of the members of congress have had their web sites hacked into. How will all our private information be protected, not sold, not stolen and not used against us at some time?

The census folks and this administration say abuse of the info won't happenand we are safe. Are we safe much like the Japanese were in the 40s underFranklin Roosevelt who USED CENSUS RECORDS TO ROUND UP ALL THE JAPANESE AND PUT THEM IN INTERNMENT CAMPS. No, our Government wouldn't dream of over reaching with control and abuse on the American people.

I encourage all to think very carefully about what your rights are and whatyou should do in answering questions that are vividly unconstitutional!

With a Government that wants more and more control and already identifies masses of law abiding citizens and vets as potential domestic terrorists we must start drawing lines!!! We must draw lines of protest regarding this fraudulent over reach regarding the census; draw lines regarding intrusionon private enterprise and business, draw lines regarding loan shark like plans for additional taxes, via cap and trade, the endlessly growing stimulus bill, and potential UN, global taxation schemes a foot as we speak.We don't have a choice anymore. Those of us who want a country left mustfind our voice, really read and know our constitution, declaration of Independence and bill of rights!!! Once these truth's and foundations are inour heads, organize, march, protest where needed and get behind real publicservants!!! God bless America and our right to privacy!!!

Friday, June 26, 2009

WASHINGTON TIMES: CONYERS BACKS OFF PROBE OF ACORN

Title click to read this article on the WASHINGTON TIMES website.


"House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers Jr. has backed off his plan to investigate purported wrongdoing by the liberal activist group ACORN, saying ?powers that be? put the kibosh on the idea.

Mr. Conyers, Michigan Democrat, earlier bucked his party leaders by calling for hearings on accusations the Association of Community Organization for Reform Now (ACORN) has committed crimes ranging from voter fraud to a mob-style "protection" racket."

CALL HARRY TEAGUE AND TELL HIM TO VOTE NO ON CAP AND TRADE

H.R. 2454, the AMERICAN CLEAN ENERGY AND SECURITY ACT is being voted on today in the House of Representatives in D.C. today. This sham enivornmental /security act is actually a global agreement to market many foreign cooperations in the U.S. by implementing H.R 2454 which will raise your utility bills an average of $1600 a year. Essentially, we are fining the American public, much like the language in the Kyoto Treaty, and re-distributing your 'wealth' to finance a green corporate initiative directed by global corporate green mongers.


Call Rep.(D) Harry Teague and tell him to vote NO on H.R. 2454.
Teague's Las Cruces number is: 575-522-3908.
His Washington D.C. number is: 202-225-3121.

Title click to read an article in the COPENHAGEN CAPICITY on the 'climate rally' representing 700 companies all competing for the green market created if H.R. 2454 passes. Vote NO on this global scam.

Jerome Corsi's RED ALERT: article on 'Climate Change Hysteria'. A must read!!!

MANKATO FREE PRESS LIKES AMERICAN CLEAN ENERGY AND SECURITY ACT

Title click to read this article on the MANKATO FREE PRESS website.

REUTERS: H.R. 2454 AMERICAN CLEAN ENERGY AND SECURITY ACT

Title click to read article on the REUTERS website.

BLOOMBERG: CAP AND TRADE

Title click to read this article on BLOOMBERG website.


"Critics, including billionaire investor Warren Buffett, head of Omaha, Nebraska-based Berkshire Hathaway Inc., say the plan would increase the price of energy.

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Executive Vice President Bruce Josten urged lawmakers to vote against it because he said it wouldn’t ensure development of enough renewable energy sources to make up for the required reduction in fossil-fuel emissions.

“Instead, it would impose 397 new regulations and 1,060 new mandates on the American public,” Josten wrote in a letter sent yesterday.

‘Ridiculous Tax’

House Republican Leader John Boehner of Ohio called the legislation “job killing” and said it would “punish” Americans with a “ridiculous tax.”

Representative Eric Cantor of Virginia, the second-ranking House Republican, called the measure a “national energy tax” on households and small businesses. The measure would lead to “the loss of millions of jobs,” he said."

HARSANYI: HOW TO LIE WITH STATISTICS

Title click to read op-ed piece on the DENVER POST website.


"Set loose on the public's compassion, this number is a powerful tool in the hands of eloquent orators likePresident Barack Obama when peddling government-run health care reform. And no matter how often the figure is debunked, no matter how many studies point to its inexact nature, it's just too politically inviting not to embrace."

Denver Post Editorial: CAP AND TRADE IS WRONG

Title click to read this editorial on the DENVER POST website.


"It would do so by creating a new market, where essentially shares of carbon allowances could be bought and sold. A power plant that needed more allowances could buy them from another that had reduced its carbon emissions. Over time, the number of allowances would shrink, forcing reductions of CO2.

Critics say such a market could be gamed by powerful interests and also would be susceptible to fraud.

Some environmentalists say a simple tax on emissions would be a far simpler way to discourage polluters and encourage green energy innovations. Such a "carbon tax" could be increased over time to spur our nation's weaning from fossil fuels. We see merit in that approach.

Another problem with Waxman- Markey is that the analysis keeps changing. An early estimate by theCongressional Budget Office suggested the cost to families could be about $1,600 a year as the ratcheting down of credits to industry intensified."

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

OBAMA'S GREEN ENERGY INCLUDES $18.5B FOR NUCLEAR PLANTS

Title click to read article on INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TIMES website.


Last week New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson announced plans to build a mega-solar mirror site that would produce 92 mega-watts of electricity, or the equivalent on 1/5 the amount of electricity the smallest nuclear plant produces in the U.S. The mega-solar mirror technology will require 450 acres of land. To produce just the amount of electricity the smallest nuclear power plant produces, about 500 mega-watts of electricity, the mega-solar mirror sites would need 22,500 acres of land.
ORF hopes New Mexico is competing for a piece of the $18.5 billion being doled out for new nuclear power plants.

OBAMA: HOPE, CHANGE, TRANSPARENCY....RIGHT...

From the FEDERAL REGISTER/VOL. 74, No. 15/JANUARY 26, 2009/NOTICES

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE
PRESIDENT
The White House Office
Memorandum for the Heads of
Executive Departments and Agencies
January 20, 2009, Washington, DC.
From: Rahm Emanuel, Assistant to the
President and Chief of Staff
Subject: Regulatory Review
President Obama has asked me to
communicate to each of you his plan for
managing the Federal regulatory process
at the beginning of his Administration.
It is important that President Obama’s
appointees and designees have the
opportunity to review and approve any
new or pending regulations. Therefore,
at the direction of the President, I am
requesting that you immediately take
the following steps:
1. Subject to any exceptions the
Director or Acting Director of the Office
of Management and Budget (the ‘‘OMB
Director’’) allows for emergency
situations or other urgent circumstances
relating to health, safety, environmental,
financial, or national security matters,
or otherwise, no proposed or final
regulation should be sent to the Office
of the Federal Register (the ‘‘OFR’’) for
publication unless and until it has been
reviewed and approved by a department
or agency head appointed or designated
by the President after noon on January
20, 2009, or in the case of the
Department of Defense, the Secretary of
Defense. The department or agency head
may delegate this review and approval
power to any other person so appointed
or designated by the President,
consistent with applicable law.
2. Withdraw from the OFR all
proposed or final regulations that have
not been published in the Federal
Register so that they can be reviewed
and approved by a department or
agency head as described in paragraph
1. This withdrawal is subject to the
exceptions described in paragraph 1 and
must be conducted consistent with OFR
procedures.
3. Consider extending for 60 days the
effective date of regulations that have
been published in the Federal Register
but not yet taken effect, subject to the
exceptions described in paragraph 1, for
the purpose of reviewing questions of
law and policy raised by those
VerDate Nov

Saturday, June 20, 2009

WILL YOU GIVE YOUR INFORMATION TO ACORN?

Title click to read article on ROTTEN ACORN website.


"ACORN returned to the national spotlight during the 2008 election when its employees turned in fraudulent voter registration files, including listing the Dallas Cowboys’ starting lineup as voters in Nevada. This blatant attempt at fraud led authorities to raid ACORN’s offices in the state. Not to be outdone, ACORN canvassers in Florida actually attempted to turn in forms registering Mickey Mouse as a voter. And ACORN managed to register a seven-year old girl to vote in Connecticut. The list goes on.

Nation-wide investigations into ACORN’s role in voter fraud have yielded dozens of indictments. Nevada recently charged ACORN with 26 counts of voter registration fraud and 13 counts of illegally compensating canvassers. In Pennsylvania, seven Pittsburgh-area ACORN employees were charged with falsifying voter registration forms. Six of them were accused of doing so to meet an illegal quota system."

More from ROTTEN ACORN 'The list goes on' link:

NM2008Prosecutors are investigating more than 1,100 ACORN-submitted voter registration cards after a county clerk found them to be fraudulent. Many of the cards included duplicate names and slightly altered personal information.

2005Four ACORN employees submitted as many as 3,000 potentially fraudulent signatures on the group’s Albuquerque ballot initiative. A local sheriff added: “It’s safe to say the forgery was widespread.”


2004An ACORN employee registered a 13-year-old boy to vote. Citing this and other examples, New Mexico State Representative Joe Thompson stated that ACORN was “manufacturing voters” throughout New Mexico.

2004A Florida Department of Law Enforcement spokesman said ACORN was “singled out” among suspected voter registration groups for a 2004 wage initiative because it was “the common thread” in the agency’s fraud investigations.

Read a report on ACORN's corruption and fraud:

http://rottenacorn.com/downloads/060728_badSeed.pdf


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ORF says there is on going concern about non-profit community organizations like ACORN conducting the 2010 census.

ORF has provided the Otero County Commissioners with a suggested county ordinance:

SUGGESTION FOR A COUNTY ORDINANCE REQUIRING CENSUS TAKERS NOT FROM OTERO COUNTY TO REGISTER WITH THE COUNTY AND BE SUBJECT TO A CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK.

Get behind this suggested county ordinance by contacting the Otero County Commissioners and asking that they vote YES on this before the 2010 census.

WASHINGTON TIMES: EXCLUSIVE: MINN LAWMAKER VOWS NOT TO FILL OUT CENSUS

Title click to read this article on the WASHINGTON TIMES website.


From the article:

Mrs. Bachmann said she's worried about the involvement of ACORN, the Association of Community Organizers for Reform Now, in next year's census.

TWT RELATED STORIES:
Lawmakers attack Fed's expanded role
Democrats urged to play up 'clean' energy
Partisan splits show in health care debate
Sen. Boxer to officer: Don't call me ma'am

"They will be in charge of going door to door and collecting data from the American public," she said. "This is very concerning."

ACORN has applied to help recruit workers to help conduct the census. Republican lawmakers and some public interest groups have expressed concern over their involvement.

ACORN staffers have ben indicted in several states on charges of voter registration fraud stemming from the organization's efforts to register voters last year.

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ORF says there is on going concern about non-profit community organizations like ACORN conducting the 2010 census.

ORF has provided the Otero County Commissioners with a suggested county ordinance:

SUGGESTION FOR A COUNTY ORDINANCE REQUIRING CENSUS TAKERS NOT FROM OTERO COUNTY TO REGISTER WITH THE COUNTY AND BE SUBJECT TO A CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK.

Get behind this suggested county ordinance by contacting the Otero County Commissioners and asking that they vote YES on this before the 2010 census.

Friday, June 19, 2009

HOME GARDENERS AND SELLERS AT FARMERS MARKET COULD BE FINED $100,000 UNDER H.R.2749

Title click to read about H.R. 2749 on the CAMPAIGN FOR LIBERTY website.


From the CAMPAIGN FOR LIBERTY article:

* HR 2749 charges the Secretary of Health and Human Services with establishing a tracing system for food. Each "person who produces, manufactures, processes, packs, transports, or holds such food" would have to "maintain the full pedigree of the origin and previous distribution history of the food," and "establish and maintain a system for tracing the food that is interoperable with the systems established and maintained by other such persons." The bill does not explain how far the traceback will extend or how it will be done for multi-ingredient foods. With all these ambiguities, it's far from clear how much it will cost either the farmers or the taxpayers.

* HR 2749 creates severe criminal and civil penalties, including prison terms of up to 10 years and/or fines of up to $100,000 for each violation for individuals.

ORF says contact your elected official and urge them to vote NO on this further attempt to expand the authority and jurisdiction of the federal government into your backyard garden.

Derry Brownfield covered H.R. 2749 on his 06/19/2009 talk radio show. Click on the Derry Brownfield banner on the right side of the blog to listen to Derry explain this bill in detail. If its not archived today, it probably will be in the next few days.

OPERATION SAVE AMERICA: REASONS TO OPPOSE HATE CRIMES BILL

Title click to read article on OPERATION SAVE AMERICA website.


"If a local prosecutor becomes aware that the assailant was opposed to homosexuality, he could say that the attacker's "perception" contributed to the motivation for the attack. Once he makes that assertion, he can appeal for special prosecutorial involvement from the federal government.

Thomas Jefferson declared, "The legislative powers of government reach to actions only--not to opinions." On this basis alone, S. 909 should be rejected by the Senate. It clearly includes opinions, thoughts, and beliefs in the punishment of the act."

TELL UDALL TO VOTE NO ON S.909 DUBBED THE PEDOPHILE PROTECTION ACT

Title click to read specifics of this controversial bill on WORLDNET DAILEY.COM.


Call Sen. Udall (D) and tell him to vote no on S.909.

You can contact Sen. Udall at: 202-224-6621.

CRIMINAL CHARGES AGAINST ACORN RAISE CONCERNS

Title click to read article on CNS.COM website.


(CNSNews.com) – Criminal charges filed in Nevada against ACORN, a liberal activist group that is under investigation in several other states for alleged voter registration fraud in 2008, have sparked increased concerns about the organization’s partnership agreement with the U.S. Census Bureau to help recruit workers for the 2010 Census.

ACORN, the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, is among 281 non-profit groups and 111 corporations that have signed partnership agreements with the Census Bureau as of April 13. Those partners will help provide 1.4 million workers to conduct door-to-door operations. (See Partner List)

ORF SUGGEST NEW COUNTY ORDINANCE REGISTERING FOREIGN CENSUS TAKERS IN OTERO COUNTY

Title click to read article from HERITAGE.COM on ACORN and stimulus money.

President Obama has essentially designated the controversial non-profit group ACORN an arm of the government. There's a real possibility busloads of ACORNIES will roll into Otero County in 2010 to conduct the census. Do we know who these people are and what guidelines they operate by? Is their intention only to gather information for the census? Considering allegations against ACORN and the millons of dollars President Obama has given the non-profit, ORF has to ask exactly what will ACORN be doing in Otero County and what precautions should the county take to protect its Citizens against voter registration fraud and gathering more than census information on you and your property.

ORF has constructed a suggested county ordinance:

An ordinance regulating foreign entities that would operate in Otero County for the express purpose of gathering information on, polling, or any form of census taking or any voter registration of the Citizens of Otero County. Any foreign entity, representative of a governmental function not from New Mexico, non-governmental organization or non-profit organization that declares its purpose for operating in Otero County is for the express purpose of gathering information on, polling, or any form of census taking or voter registration of the Citizens of Otero County must register with Otero County as a foreign entity, subject its representative personnel to criminal background checks, be forbidden from photogprahing private property of Citizens, be forbidden to inquire anything more than pertinent information relating to census gathering information or polling questions or information pertinent to voter registration, and must leave any private property fifteen minutes after entering upon that private property for the express purpose of census gathering information or polling or voter registration.

Fines and penalties for violation this ordinance should be defined by the County Commissioners and the county attorney.


NEW TAXES ON HOUSE AGENDA...NEW TAXES...NEW TAXES...

Title click to read article...@#$%!!!

JON VOIGHT IN THE CROSS HAIRS FOR 'FALSE PROPHET' REMARK

Title click to read article on WASHINGTON TIMES website.


"I don't want to equate what Jon Voight said as expressing a conservative opinion on politics. It went way beyond that. He made a threat against the president of the United States to a crowd at a GOP fundraiser and got a good response from the Senate minority leader and other powerful people. And that is scary," said Teresa Albano, editor of the publication."

S. 379 & H.R. 848 COULD DESTROY LOCAL RADIO STATIONS

Title click to read about the PERFORMANCE RIGHTS ACT.


From SAVE YOUR RADIO:

Learn More & Join the Fight

For generations, Americans have loved listening to their favorite radio station. In addition to playing music, radio stations offer valued services to the local community such as emergency alerts about weather or natural disasters, raise money for charities, and sponsor local community events.

However, the major record companies want local radio stations to pay for the music we provide to listeners like yourself free of charge.

They are spending millions lobbying Congress to pass legislation that would establish a performance tax for music played over the radio. These bills, S. 379 & H.R. 848 would devastate local radio stations across the country. However, even more importantly, the bills would negatively impact communities and local listeners.

CALL HER SENATOR ASSHAT NEXT TIME

Title click to read article on the WASHINGTON TIMES website.


"Brig. Gen. Michael Walsh of the Army Corps of Engineers had addressed male senators on the Environment and Public Works Committee as "sir" during the Tuesday hearing. When the time came to speak with Mrs. Boxer, the panel's chairwoman, he called her "ma'am."

Mrs. Boxer quickly interrupted him.

"Do me a favor, can you say 'senator' instead of 'ma'am'?" Mrs. Boxer pointedly asked the general. "It's just a thing. I worked so hard to get that title, so I'd appreciate it. Thank you."

STATES & DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA GO AFTER MAIL ORDER, RESERVATION CIGARETTE PURCHASES

Title click to read article on the WASHINGTON TIMES website.


ORF asks will this tread morph into going after shoppers who order from Amazon and Ebay?
Frightening trend here.......

From the article:

"Gladys Kramer, 82, of Butler township in Pennsylvania, is one of those smokers. She has a lien against her home to recover $4,583 in unpaid state cigarette taxes and fees. Ms. Kramer bought cigarettes by telephone from a Seneca smoke shop in New York and said the state never told her that she owed money before it sent the lien.

"It's the most asinine thing I've ever heard," Ms. Kramer said. "I don't really object to the taxes. I object to them pulling this fast one, and now I have to pay interest on the tax because I didn't know about it."

Ms. Kramer said she never received a mailed notice.

"I'm asking from now on," she said. "

Thursday, June 18, 2009

PERFORMANCE RIGHTS ACT ANOTHER ATTACK ON LOCAL RADIO STATIONS

From CREATIVE DESTRUCTION.COM:

"For those who aren’t familiar with the Performance Rights Act, it is a bill that was introduced in February that would require radio stations to pay performance royalties in addition to fees they already pay to songwriters. The RIAA, along with a few big names such as Billy Corgan (pictured), is pushing this bill under the pretense that it benefits the artists and that the industry needs it to survive.

The problem is that their claims simply are not true. The Performance Rights Act would have potentially disastrous consequences across the music business, and I’ve put together a quick list that explains why."


5 Reasons Why the Performance Rights Act is a Bad Idea

http://www.creativedeconstruction.com/2009/06/5-reasons-why-the-performance-rights-act-is-a-bad-idea/

From the SAVE YOUR RADIO.org website:

"Like all businesses, radio stations across the country are struggling to stay afloat - over 250 stations have been forced off the air in the last year alone. If passed, this bill would guarantee many more stations would fail, and those that survive would not be the stations you recognize today. It is you, the listener that will feel true impact of this tax most as it would ensure a decline in the diversity and quality of programming you expect and deserve from free radio. Click here to learn more.

Free radio needs your help in opposing the major record companies’ money grab!

You can help stop the major record companies, and keep government bureaucrats from deciding the price of the music you enjoy by signing onto our petition. This petition will be delivered to your representatives in Washington.

You can contact your Senators and Representatives directly by calling the Capitol switchboard at (202) 224-3121. To find out who your Senators and Representatives are, click here. Call your Members of Congress today, and tell them to oppose the performance tax, by co-sponsoring the “Supporting Local Radio Freedom Act”."

http://www.saveyourradio.org/page.asp?content=startpage&g=saveradio


Wednesday, June 17, 2009

TWO SIDES OF CLIMATE CHANGE DEBATE: TAKE THE TIME TO READ THIS INFORMATION

Title click to read the two sides of the climate change debate. The Union for Concerned Scientists project billions of dollars in savings to Americans by ncreasing federal authority and jurisdiction through environmental regulation.


The Heritage Foundation breaks downs and projects the actual increased cost to the energy consumer in America.

This is stuff you should know and be aware of.

MEGA MEXICAN METH LAB FOUND BY MEXICAN NAVY

Title click to read this story from the ASSOCIATED PRESS. Heard on the Peter Boyles show this morning on KHOW/AM 630.

ALIPAC: MINUTEMEN SOUNDED ALARM ON FORDE

Americans for Legal Immigration political action coalition (ALIPAC) had sounded the alarm about Shawna Forde and her bizarre behavior months ago. ALIPAC has provided a 'chain of evidence' chronicling their concerns about Forde and her ouster from the Minute Men in Washington State.

Below are links to ALIPAC articles and notifications exposing Forde as a loose cannon.

From ALIPAC:

Friends of ALIPAC,
Many of you will remember the national advisories we have issued in the pat on Jim Gilchrist and Shawna Forde. Copies are provided below.
Now that Shawna Forde has been charged with double homicide, including the death of a nine year old girl, you need to be prepared for the attacks on all Americans concerned about illegal immigration that will follow.

The Open Borders Lobby and La Raza groups will use the Shawna Forde incident and her recent support from Minuteman Project co-founder Jim Gilchrist as political ammo to support Amnesty, new hate crimes laws that affect free speech, and more.
You need to be prepared to remind the nation that ALIPAC and our allied groups issued warnings on Shawna Forde and Jim Gilchrist earlier this year. ALIPAC serves as director of the largest coalition of peaceful and non racist groups in our movement via the NIIBC (National Illegal Immigration Boycott Coalition)www.illegalimmigrationboycott.com
Please review and distribute today's press release so the nation will know that every effort was made to get Shawna away from our movement. Unfortunately, Jim Gilchrist refused once again to listen to the large number of group leaders on this matter and he has now exposed himself and our entire movement to broader political damage from Shawna Forde.
ALIPAC PRESS RELEASE (Your Feedback is welcome at this link)
Immigration Groups Issued Advisory on Shawna Forde before Killings
http://www.alipac.us/ftopicp-911707.html#911707
ARTICLE
Everett woman held in Arizona slayings had been ousted from Minuteman group
ALIPAC's Earlier Warnings and Advisories about Jim Gilchrist and Shawna Forde
Announcement: Jan. 5th 2009
LEADERS: Shawna Forde Story Advisory
http://www.alipac.us/ftopict-142143-forde.html


Announcement: Feb 24, 2009
ALIPAC: Jim Gilchrist Minuteman Project Damages Escalate
http://www.alipac.us/ftopict-147383-forde.html


March 8, 2009 Last Americans Standing Radio Show warning the nation about Gilchrist and Shawna
Forde (2 Audio Files)
http://www.lastamericans.us/index.php/2009/03/09/archives-of-the-march-08-show-of-last-am



The ALIPAC Team

TELL THE EPA NO ON DECLARING GREENHOUSE GASES A POLLUTANT

Title click to be taken to CARE: CITIZENS ALLIANCE FOR RESPONSIBLE ENGERY website.

The information below was received in an email from Marita, a representative of CARE. Her contact information is: Marita@responsiblenergy.org, fax to 505-281-4962, mail to PO Box 52103, Albuquerque, NM 87181. or Marita at: 505.239.8998. It's your descretion if you choose to leave your personal information.

The email:

Greetings Energy Supporters!
This is a quick alert as I know you are busy!
The news has been filled with commentary about climate change and cap-and-trade. (See George Will's piece in Newsweek.) Meanwhile a much scarier scenario is quietly going through the EPA. They are set to declare greenhouse gases as a pollutant and the management of that is apt to be much worse on the economy and our daily lives than cap-and-trade could ever be.

The EPA is taking public comment with a deadline of June 23--that is next Tuesday! We must do everything we can to stop this madness! Please, please read the instructions below and send them your comments. (In case you think your official comment doesn't matter, please read my most recent op-ed commentary.) Based on the only two options they have given the American public, the choice is between bad and worse. EPA is proposing that greenhouse gases be designated as "harming public health." The only other option, a lesser standard, is "endangering public welfare." I suggest that you send them a letter/fax/email stating that both the options are untenable, but if one has to choose, select "endangering public welfare."

Personally I wonder how greenhouse gases can endanger public "health" or "welfare" when without CO2 all life would cease to exist--plants would die and oxygen would disappear = we would die. But eliminating "greenhouse gases" has become the cause-de-jour.

Would you please follow the instructions below to send your comments to the EPA? (It is not as difficult as the long instructions make it sound. The easieast is e-mail GHG-Endangerment-Docket@epa.gov [copy me] and follow the tips in#2.)

For CARE's fundraising efforts, would you please copy me of whatever you send? I will not share your name or actual documents with the public--though, with your permission, I may use a line or two from your comments in an op-ed or commentary I could write. Copy me at Marita@responsiblenergy.org, fax to 505-281-4962, mail to PO Box 52103, Albuquerque, NM 87181.

Time is of the essence. Please write to the EPA today!

Thanks for CARE-ing!

Marita
505.239.8998

Link to email your comments telling the EPA NO on Proposed Endangerment and Cause or Contribute Findings for Greenhouse Gases under the Clean Air Act:

GHG-Endangerment-Docket@epa.gov

Link to EPA instruction page for public comment:

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

HISTORIC SPACEPORT AMERICA GROUND BREAKING JUNE 19TH, 2009

Title click to go to the SPACEPORT AMERICA website. You can watch the ground breaking ceremony on your computer from the SPACEPORT AMERICA website. I would watch but the ceremony video stream is at 11AM on the 19th. I have a belly dancing class at that time.

Large airborne turtles threaten Floridians





"Officials at the Florida Department of Transportation defended the project as one that not only would save turtles but also protect motorists. "A lot of these turtles are quite large. They get hit by a car, and they turn into flying objects," said Josh Boan, the department's natural resources manager."

Click title to be linked to full news report.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

"Здравствуйте"- pronounced "ZDRAS-tvuy-tye, Learn it Comrades.

Learn to speak Russian in case you have to deal with the Czars. The word in the title means "hello". Special thanks to Marcia for providing the inspiration.

"First off, the Obama administration doesn't usually call any of these people czars. We only found two instances of President Obama using the term, once in an April 15, 2009, interview with CNN En Espanol when he talked about the role of his "border czar," and once during the campaign when he promised to appoint an "autism czar" to coordinate a nationwide autism effort (he hasn't yet). And in announcing Obama's nomination of Gil Kerlikowske as director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, Vice President Joe Biden referred to the position as "our nation's drug czar." "

http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2009/jun/12/john-mccain/McCain-says-Obama-has-more-czars-than-Romanovs/

And now for some visuals, a little slide show to familiarize you with the faces of your czar and czarinas:

http://www.talkingpointsmemo.com/photofeatures/2009/06/more-czars-than-the-romanovs.php?img=1

So...

"Make no mistake, he knows exactly what he is doing. This is a first-rate power grab by a power-hungry President. You see the great thing about czar's is that they operate with impunity and they are "under the radar" when it comes to making policy. They are accountable to nobody, except the administration.

So in effect we have NON-ELECTED officials, who are backed by The White House, who are given the tools and resources to do the bidding of the President and they are accountable to NO ONE! These czar's don't have to undergo Senate Confirmation Hearings, they just get appointed.


So as long as we are going to be serving all of these "kings" we should at least know who they are. In case we need to bow to them at some point. The following is a list of Obama's Czar's/Kings:

Energy czar Carol Browner

Urban czar Adolfo Carrion, Jr.

Infotech czar Vivek Kundra

Faith-based czar Joshua DuBois

Health reform czar Nancy-Ann DeParle

New TARP czar Herb Allison

Stimulus accountability czar Earl Devaney

Non-proliferation czar Gary Samore

Terrorism (I thought they didn't use that word) czar John Brennan

Regulatory czar Cass Sunstein

Drug czar Gil Kerlikowske

Guantanamo closure czar Daniel Fried.

So there you have it. Obama's Kings.

Does anyone know ANYTHING about these people? Guess what? That's the point. You don't know them so they are anonymous. It's easier to "get things done" when you are anonymous.

Anonymous, unaccountable, invisible.


http://open.salon.com/blog/djohn/2009/06/05/obamas_czars

Bye or "До свидания"- "Dah svih-DA-nee-ye".

NM's million acre land grab successful; Otero County targeted in enviro strategy memo

12% percent of Otero County is privately owned. 88% of Otero County land use is controlled by feds or state. The sheriff's authority becomes obviously clear.

Yahoo tells one side of the story:
NM panel votes to protect Mount Taylor
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090606/ap_on_re_us/us_sacred_mountain_1

And CARE tells the other side of the story:
Mount Taylor decision came while we were sleeping
http://haussamen.blogspot.com/

In any event, it is all water under the bridge, the horse is out of the barn. Maybe there is something we in Otero could have done to assist in a different outcome where private property rights were not put on the chopping block, maybe not. But, I at least would like to have known about it. The media could have had a field day with this one but alas.....

What I do want you to read is a strategy memo posted on CARE. This document will show you the dissembling the enviros will engage in to meet their goals. The sad, sad irony is that they end up protecting nothing but their power and money, to hell with the resources. Oh, yes, Otero County is targeted and listed.

Go to: http://www.responsiblenergy.org/ek.asp
At the bottom you will see "No DOG Memo (DOC)" Click on that and hold on to your chair.

NM $36M SUPER COMPUTER 'A CONCERN'...WHO'DA THUNK?

Title click to read article on COMPUTER WORLD website.

"In the fall of 2007, at its birth, New Mexico's supercomputer was ranked No. 3 in the world. It's now ranked No. 12 and when the latest Top500 ranking comes this month, it may fall some more.

As with most supercomputers, fame is fleeting, and so now is patience of the government that funded Encanto."

Friday, June 12, 2009

MEGA-SOLAR MIRRORS ROAST ENDANGERED SPECIES BIRD



Flock of endangered species birds roasted by mega-solar mirrors
Could this happen in New Mexico?
Take action now to protect the endangered species bird!

DENVER POST: MEGA SOLAR SITE TO BE BUILT IN NEW MEXICO

Title click to read article in the DENVER POST.

"The plant — to be called the Suntower — will be built on 450 acres in far southern New Mexico near El Paso, Texas."

From Democracy for New Mexico:

“This cutting-edge facility will turn New Mexico’s renewable energy potential into reality, and it will add a green boost to our economy,” said Gov. Richardson. “This keeps our state on the path toward efficiently utilizing our natural resources and moving us toward a clean energy economy. We are setting an example for the rest of the nation and sending a clear message that New Mexico will play a key role in developing the new energy economy.”

http://www.democracyfornewmexico.com/democracy_for_new_mexico/2009/06/new-mexico-suntower-gov-bill-richardson-announces-construction-of-states-first-solar-thermal-power-p.html

Pictures of other Sun Towers around the world.





Megawatt
The megawatt (symbol: MW) is equal to one million (106) watts.
Many things can sustain the transfer or consumption of energy on this scale; some of these events or entities include: lightning strikes, large electric motors, naval craft (such as aircraft carriers and submarines), engineering hardware, and some scientific research equipment (such as supercolliders and large lasers). A large residential or commercial building may consume several megawatts in electric power and heating energy.
The productive capacity of electrical generators operated by utility companies is often measured in MW. Modern high-powered diesel-electric railroad locomotives typically have a peak power output of 3 to 5 MW, whereas U.S. nuclear power plants have net summer capacities between about 500 and 1300 MW.[3] ORF SAYS: COMPARE TO THE SUNTOWER GENERATING 92 MW, LESS THAN 1/5 THE GENERATING POWER OF A NUCLEAR POWER PLANT.
The earliest citing for "megawatt" in the Oxford English Dictionary is a reference in the 1900 Webster's International Dictionary of English Language. The OED also says "megawatt" appeared in a 28 November 1947, article in Science (506:2).
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Watt

Thursday, June 11, 2009

PLEASE HELP BAN FOX HUNTING IN WYOMING

Submitted to ORF by Phil Young from Chadron, Nebraska.

I hope you can all get behind me on this. We've got to stop this "if it moves, shoot it" before they're all gone! I think they've gone overboard on all this wanton killing. Give them a little technology and look what they do with it. Next thing you know, there won't be any left and you can only imagine what that will do to the food chain, web of life and all that. I wonder if a petiton to someone will help? Bud


NEW MEXICO TO RECEIVE $9,207,000 FROM AMERICAN RECOVERY AND REINVESTMENT ACT

Title click to go to pdf file provided by NEW WEST.COM.

New Mexico will receive monies for the following projects:

Clean up of Hazardous Materials and Ground Water on Abandoned Mine Lands at Nacimiento Mine.
Date of Announcement: March 9, 2009
Estimated Funding: $ 1,100,000 for Capital Improvement and Maintenance County: Sandoval

16 Springs Tribal Forest Protection Act (TFPA) Stewardship Project (Hazardous Fuels Reduction)
Date of Announcement: March 9, 2009

Estimated Funding: $ 3,699,000 for Wildland Fire Management
Partners: Mescalero Apache Tribe, Southwest Bureau of Indian Affairs, Otero County, Lincoln County, Village of Ruidoso
County: Otero

Three Pueblos Forest Hazardous Fuels Reduction/Restoration Project
Date of announcement: May 5, 2009
Estimated funding: $808,000 for Wildland Fire Management
Counties: Rio Arriba, Sandoval, Taos

FY10 National Forest System Road 150 Reconstruction - 48 miles Date of Announcement: June 2, 2009 Estimated Funding: $ 3,600,000 for Capital Improvement and Maintenance Counties: Catron, Grant

ORF says: Remember, yesterday ORF posted on a study by the University of Montana, the University of Colorado and the University of Northern Colorado that suggested changes in fire mitigation policies between private land owners and the federal government. The study urged more federal involvement with private land owners in forests. The study cited only 11% of wild land fires are started near privately owned lands, yet the study compelled more stringent regulation by the federal government of management policies on private property. ORF is wondering what percentage of that 11% included wild fires in the state of California as compared to the percentage of wild land fires in a state like New Mexico. What involvement will Otero County have with federal agencies like the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the U.S. Forest Service? Mountain residents need to watch this deal closely.

WASHINGTON TIMES: PAYGO'S PROMISE ROUTINELY BROKEN

As heard on ALAMO BUFFALO CHIP yesterday: thanks to Janet White who talked about this on the show.

Title click to read article on the WASHINGTON TIMES website.

The pay-as-you-go rules President Obama is resurrecting as a solution to runaway federal spending have been repeatedly violated by Congress and the White House, allowing hundreds of billions of dollars to be spent without the required spending cuts or tax increases."

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

PELOSI & DEMOCRATS: FDA SHOULD REGULATE TOBACCO

Title click to read article on COURIER-JOURNAL website.

Imagine World War II rationing standards for tobacco. Further imagine the federal government mandating you have a prescription to use tobacco products. Ted Kennedy and Nancy Pelosi just might be taking tobacco users down that road. What would most likely follow: alcohol. Sometime in the near future the federal government might be in control the amount of tobacco products you are allowed to purchase, say two cartons of smokes a month and one roll of chew. By that time a carton of cigarettes will probably cost $100.00. The same could happen to alcohol. A six pack of beer will set you back $20.00 and you are allowed four a month. How about wine and distilled alcohol. How about one bottle every 60 days? Nothing is written in stone yet, but very little truth about the reality of Obama's march to socialism is actually made available to the public. ...and to think...his supporters live among us...

DEFENDERS OF WILD FOOD: ALASKAN NATIVES PRESS FOR PREDATOR CONTROL

Title click to be taken to DEFENDERS OF WILD FOOD website.

Watch the video on this website. The Native man asks 'who are these people', meaning who are the people from outside his state and community who raise monies to front organizations to halt predator control (wolves) and complicate and often destroy the lives of indigenous communities.

OTERO COUNTY MOUNTAIN RESIDENTS KEEP AN EYE ON SUGGESTED FIRE FIGHTING REG CHANGES

Title click to read article on UNIVERSITY OF MONTANA website.

"Those data underscore the research team’s suggestion for a “significant shift in fire-policy emphasis from federal to private lands,” if protecting people and homes remains a primary goal. For example, reducing ignitable fuels and structures within 30 meters (around 100 feet) of private homes has been shown to most effectively protect a home from burning."