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Obama signs Monsanto Protection Act! It's Time to Label GMOs!

Obama signs Monsanto Protection Act! It's Time to Label GMOs!

We regret to inform you that late last night President Barack Obama signed H.R. 993, which contained the Monsanto Protection Act into law. President Obama knowingly signed the Monsanto Protection Act over the urgent pleas of more than 250,000 Americans who asked that he use his executive authority to veto it. President Obama failed to live up to his oath to protect the American people and our constitution.


Suddenly I feel extremely betrayed and have now lost most of my faith in our government, particularly the folks at 1600 PA Ave. In fact, I'm pretty pissed off at this point. All I have to say...

Baby Hummingbirds

In their nest, something peaceful that you just don't see every day...


enjoy some peace and beauty from nature for a few moments! It's good for your mind and soul.

Did anyone else catch this?

I wonder if anyone else saw this documentary (four parts-four hours, hard to find even when you're looking for it) about the whole mess an then this little intro to where the whole mess of our world originated (second link)? I watched the whole thong during the past two evenings and found another short piece that was even more disturbing...

Part one:

And some even more disturbing history that explains a lot about how and why it's all happening, still:


Interesting concept...

THis is a sickness and everyone should be mad about it...

Here's what those conserving rednecks who save our wildlife by hunting in the northern Rockies entertain themselves:


“Cache County Coyote Contest”

"Cache County Coyote Contest
4 Tagged Coyotes worth $1000 a piece
$4000 in Guaranteed Payouts"

$1000 Sponsors
Mule Deer Foundation
Steve Sorensen Antler Buying
Sportsman for Fish and Wildlife
Critterlick Big Game Attractant

We as sportsman are in the field year-round and see the affects coyotes have on our deer herds first-hand. We see the amount of deer they kill and want to do something about it.

Four coyotes have been ear tagged and released in different wintering grounds and fawning areas around Cache County. If you trap or shoot an ear tagged coyote, on or before December 31, 2013, you will be paid a $1000. Any of the tagged coyotes not taken by December 31, 2013, will go into our drawing and will be awarded to a registered coyote. Be sure to register your coyotes as they may be worth $1000 if no ear tagged coyotes are taken.

Cost is $20 per person to register an unlimited amount of coyotes. Each coyote registered gives you one chance in the drawing. Registrations must be made on, or before, December 31, 2013. If you do not register your coyotes, you will not be eligible for any of the prizes in the drawing or any untaken, $1000 coyotes. All you need is the coyote’s nose to register.

Eleven other prizes to be given away in the drawing are:
•Three 1-year memberships to Mule Deer Foundation
•$100 in big game attractant from Critterlick
•Custom muzzle break from Ak Gunsmithing Wellsville, UT
•Free alignment & tire rotation from Hyrum Tire
•Three 1-year memberships to Sportsman for Fish and Wildlife
•Two $100 Cal Ranch gift cards donated by Goring Sheep Ranch

All coyotes that are registered must be killed in Cache County. Participants must obey all Federal and Utah State laws.

We would love to see your Cache County coyote hunting pictures. Please send them to [email protected]

This is something that is often supported by Cabelas and other sporting/hunting retailers.

Everyone should know that this stuff happens regularly, in this case it's a year-long contest. These events are common in Utah, Wyoming, Idaho, Colorado and Montana and probably other states as well.

Interesting multi-issue/topic exposee/FYI article that covers several bases in 1

I received this from a dear friend who is neck deep in this part of our world, I am only knee deep...

This article is a must read and I endorse what it says. It is one thing to want to hunt wolves legally, but the people and organizations mentioned in this piece are hateful people who belong to hate groups and I hope we are all smart enough to see through the vitriol they spew.

I think that state and federal wildlife managers should take these people seriously and understand that they are attempting to influence natural resource agencies. In some cases this has already happened - and in some cases it's the legislatures they have influenced. We may soon see that fish and game agencies and commissions are dismissed from decision-making. The lawmakers will do it for them.

This is the one i was telling you about. There are links wherever you
see different colored type within the story. Also, the red, white and
blue guy is Scott Rockholm... (a very vocal individual from the freeper world).


It must be said that there are several issues involved but this does a good job of tying together a lot of complaints made individually about the subject matter that goes way beyond the main topic and covers a number of ills in our social makeup. Most will be able to connect the dots, if you will. (I'll cross post this on Env & Energy forum.)

KitchenCatz!!! (Dial-up Warning)...

Kittehs in the kitchen... or cats in bowls and pans... or catsup?
(found these on Huffpo, BTW)

And thinking about SCE's LOLcats~~~










I luv kittehs...

Where the Money Comes From and Where it Goes in our National Budget Really good graph...

Merely for those who might be interested:



Food for thought about what we, as a society, can do about what has happened on this terrible day...

Someone asked, on another thread earlier today...

What good is all our Homeland Security when we allow things like this to happen[?]

We claim to be a Judeo-Christian nation. Why don't we have a culture that values patience and forgiveness?

Guns would not be an issue if we simply valued patience, developed it in ourselves and forgave ourselves and others more readily.

The anger that pervades our society is the result of impatience, meanness and the unwillingness to forgive. What is the solution for that? Certainly not more vindictive religious rhetoric. And increased law enforcement won't do it either. Overly dramatic TV shows make it worse. Any ideas, DUers?

And my response was:

[W]hen violence comes to a peak like this, all too frequently these days, we as a people and as individuals need to work with those around us to seek more peaceful endeavors. Convince each other that there is more to life than the latest violent game, TeeVee show, popular music, movie and try to wean each other off the blood-lust and adrenaline rush of anger and resulting angry reactions. Stop buying the products that promote this.

Adrenaline appears to be the drug of choice these days, a drug that desensitizes most and allows for a skewed rationale that finds acceptance for bringing harm to others, regardless of the species. But since we are dealing, today, with the ruthless death of so many children, we need to focus on how we can start acting like our lives and those of others have meaning for ourselves and those we claim to care about and showing it to each other through our words and actions.

That's what comes to mind in my world at the moment with regard to your question.

NRA = No Reasoning Allowed.

A very sad day indeed.

There are several Ravens loudly jumping around on my roof as I write this, in my culture they are messengers of the spirit world... I hope that these words are considered and acted upon by those who have been at a loss about how to bring about the changes we need in our society.

I hope that these ideas can take hold in our society and be utilized in a good way to heal us from this disease and to help heal those who have been terribly wounded by it.

Fear is the opposite of Love...

For all those who got all happy about the MTFW&P wolf hunt closure around YNP

Attention to all who admire or are curious about wolves in the Rocky Mountains and Yellowstone NP:

I am sorry to inform everyone that all the hoopla about this paltry action taken by MTFW&P was all about the bad PR they got and nothing more. Many of we wolf advocates have fought nearly to the death about this for almost two decades and with little national attention (seriously, we are stalked and receive death threats and harassment and loss of employment regularly).

Now that 10% of the Yellowstone NP wolves have been killed in the hunts so far this season, it needs to be known that it isn't going to stop anything except that, like the "Crowder" event in MI yesterday, the PR machine will make this agency look better when they have done nothing in reality to relieve the issue except in the PR game. And it was in Wyoming that the majority of park wolves were killed by individuals sitting outside the park boundary with "calls" luring the wolves out of the park and then killing them. The quotas for hunting units are always filled on the perimeter of the parks where wolves live and are protected first.

Many have argued for a "buffer zone" around the entire perimeter of YNP to avoid this very issue... for years. So here's the map of the miniscule "closure" offered by MTFW&P after most of the wolves that would enter that area have already been killed:


Mind you, neither Idaho or Wyoming have any intention of doing anything like this along their park borders.

It is also necessary to inform the general public that the main purpose (official excuse) for allowing the hunting of a species that has just recently been removed, illegally, from the ESA list was to let the wolf hating crowd "blow off some steam" by letting them kill some. That was so much BS that it makes one wonder what century these people live in. Letting these "hunters" kill wolves only encourages them to demand more killing and now trapping. There are a number of web sites that glorify the disrespectful maiming, torture and slow deaths of these amazing apex predators. And this issue has only received national attention because a well known wolf from the park was killed last week. About three million people come to YNP to see wolves and other wildlife in a natural setting each year and all three states benefit heavily from the revenue tourism brings.

As far as management policies in the three Rocky Mountain wolf DPS (reintroduced) states, Montana actually has the most reasonable (if you can call it that), Idaho and Wyoming are absolutely hostile toward the species and are attempting to kill them all even if they give lip service to the idea that the wolves will be placed back on the ESA list should they decline below 150 wolves per state. In the majority of the state of Wyoming there is a "shoot on sight" policy, year round. This is all due to the fact that they were reintroduced by the "goddam gubbamint" and wolves are something that can be taken out with guns.

Please pay attention to this issue as much as any of those regarding our rights as the removal of important species serves to further degrade our ability to survive by allowing the extractive industries to frack and dig up what's left of our publicly owned wild lands. They claim that in the absence of wildlife there is no reason to protect the land.

What can you do about it?

Call, email, tweet, FB the Congressional delegates and the state government officials of these three states and tell them that you will not be spending your vacation $$ in their state because of their wolf management policies. I urge everyone who cares about this to do so. You can find their contact info here:



For wolf death tallies (overall population at time of delisting was approximately 1500 animals for these three states including park wolves):

Latest Posted Idaho Wolf Hunt Kill total: 114
Latest Posted Idaho Wolf Trapping Kill total: 6
Latest Posted Montana Wolf Hunt Kill Total: 87
Wyoming Wolf Kill Total: 58

Regional Total Reported Killed This Year: 265
Regional Total Reported Killed Since Delisting: 810

Source and for daily updates:

It's the biosphere, stupid.

Thanks for reading my rant, I hope you contact the officials recommended above.



A great cartoon on this topic...


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