The USDA Is Taking On Agriculture’s Huge Contribution To Climate Change

The United States Department of Agriculture plans to announce a set of voluntary initiatives aimed at helping farmers, ranchers, and forest land owners respond to climate change by increasing carbon storage, reducing carbon emissions, and supporting resilience in the face of extreme weather. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack is expected to make the announcement Thursday […]

House Bill Would Give Land Trusts Power Over Private Forestlands

Unsuspecting property owners may find themselves on the outside looking in A seemingly innocuous, bipartisan House bill introduced in late March could subject unsuspecting landowners to the whims of power-hungry environmental groups, eager to usurp the property rights of those who fall into their clutches. At risk are owners of private forestlands, who may soon […]

Shakeup at Virginia Land Trust Makes Waves

Now the fox is in charge of the henhouse! The abrupt departure of a high-ranking official from the Piedmont Environmental Council (PEC) is fueling speculation that the controversial land trust is feeling the heat from revelations of its transgressions against a Virginia farmer. Heather Richards joined the PEC in September 2006, initially serving as director […]

Contract Extension Could Leave Landowners Flapping in the Breeze

Critics say a proposed legislative fix violates the spirit of the law against special legislation for corporations and undercuts options for landowners who may rethink their involvement with wind developers. The controversy focuses on the 82-megawatt Black Oak wind farm — on the drawing board in Stearns County since 2008. State law requires that wind energy projects […]

Vermont House Approves Forced Consolidation of School Districts

MONTPELIER, Vt. — Despite one lawmaker’s valiant effort to preserve local control over schools in Vermont, the state House on Wednesday voted 88-55 to force districts to merge into 1,100-student pre-K-12 education systems, or to have the Agency of Education do it for them. As representatives discussed H.361 — the House Education Committee bill to reorganize 270-plus school districts […]

Grassroots Response to Marc Tucker

No way, ESEA!   FOR THOSE AMERICANS WHO HAVE BEEN LIVING ON MARS: THE MORE BILLIONS THE GOVERNMENT SPENDS ON EDUCATION THE MORE THE DECLINE IN TRADITIONAL ACADEMIC TEST SCORES $ee the earlier post about MARC TUCKER of the CARNEGIE CORPORATION titled “Governance” – Eradication of Representative Government: Marc Tucker’s Goodbye to Your Rights and […]

Wrong, Wrong, Wrong on H.R. 5

An Alert by Anita Hoge National Review Online and Thomas B. Fordham Institute are wrong, wrong, wrong on HR 5. National Review Online and Fordham Institute are totally wrong on HR 5. They are calling HR 5 as “take back our schools” legislation and that “federal overreach in education might finally be coming to a […]

Rising Enemy Within: Private Police Fits New World Order Script

First I want to say that many corporate (security) sympathizers tend to defend private policing, but this article will debunk all their arguments and show how private policing is the end-all end-game ultimate threat to freedom in America and humanity as a whole, all in the name of protecting corporate profits $ while working hand […]