Outdated essays on pocket gophers reveal lack of evidence for ESA listing

Sev­enth in a series on a new ESA list­ing. We will pub­lish addi­tions to the series if/as they are writ­ten. Unsup­port­ed claims in obscure essays from 1942, 1944, and 1960 have hurt a lot of peo­ple in south Thurston Coun­ty, Wash­ing­ton.  Oppres­sive laws are based on them—including the 2014 Endan­gered Species Act micro-list­ing of four Maza­ma […]

Thanks, Property Rights!

FA Note:  The inter­na­tion­al treaties and agree­ments cit­ed in the ESA, which autho­rize the Act, were all nego­ti­at­ed to pro­tect each nation’s agri­cul­tur­al economies and the com­mu­ni­ties depen­dent on them. Sim­ple log­ic, and basic eco­nom­ics, both dic­tate — if a “mar­ket” exists/develops for any species, their num­bers will grow. This Thanks­giv­ing, I give thanks for some­thing […]

Population Control via Water Control

Dr. Kate Van­de­mo­er out­lines the Fed­er­al grab for con­trol of water out West. One does not need to achieve a very high lev­el of edu­ca­tion to real­ize that water is the bio­log­i­cal basis for all of mankind, and our most valu­able and nec­es­sary resource. In fact, very few peo­ple read­ing this would sur­vive more than […]

Plan Bay Area – A Shocking Theft Of Our Democracy

Our local media has been drop­ping broad, con­fus­ing hints about some­thing big, some­thing immi­nent, com­ing to the greater Bay Area. A front page arti­cle in the San Fran­cis­co Chron­i­cle in March 2013, titled “Hard Choic­es for a grow­ing S.F.” begins, “San Fran­cis­co res­i­dents will be get­ting thou­sands of new neigh­bors in the next 30 years, […]

PRESS RELEASE: ESA Protection Sought For Imperiled Yellowstone Bison

 FA Note:   Both wolves and griz­zly bears are “Key­stone” species, intro­duced and/or “man­aged” to estab­lish and main­tain “healthy” ecosys­tems and pop­u­la­tions; pop­u­la­tions that kill and eat bison. Also, the Yel­low­stone bison herd was enlarged with pri­vate herd stock intro­duced by the U.S. Army in 1902. Buf­fa­lo Field Cam­paign and West­ern Water­sheds Project have just filed a peti­tion with […]

The matter of Psychological Warfare

Tyran­ny of the Crown The mat­ter of Psy­cho­log­i­cal War­fare Per­vert­ed Laws Two years ago we watched with alarm and dread as the EPA case played out against the Ida­ho cou­ple attempt­ing to build their dream house on the Priest Lake shore. Uni­lat­er­al­ly, the EPA deter­mined the lot the cou­ple had pur­chased was a wet­land. They […]

Leading Scientists, Over 200 Groups and Companies Call for Monarch Protection

FA note:  List­ing the Monarch but­ter­fly under the Endan­gered Species Act would have a sig­nif­i­cant impact over much of the Unit­ed States, espe­cial­ly con­sid­er­ing their fall migra­tion pat­tern.  Broad Coali­tion Sup­ports Peti­tion to Pro­tect Monarch But­ter­flies as Threat­ened under Endan­gered Species Act WASHINGTON—(ENEWSPF)–November 13, 2014. In the face of stag­ger­ing declines of mon­archs, more than […]

Gunnison sage grouse gets federal protection

Fed­er­al offi­cials grant­ed pro­tec­tion to the Gun­ni­son sage grouse on Wednes­day, a move that could bring restric­tions on oil and gas drilling and oth­er activ­i­ty to pre­serve the bird’s habi­tat in parts of Col­orado and Utah. Col­orado Gov. John Hick­en­loop­er imme­di­ate­ly renewed the state’s threat to sue to block the mea­sures. He said the deci­sion […]