Archive for December, 2012

As seems to be the bint of those who want to destroy our sovereignty, when a nefarious plan is exposed and becomes too widely criticized, they back up and assess the situation and go for the same end in a slightly different way with a slightly different name. More will be forthcoming on that in regard to the NAIS, not NAIS ADT. But this about that Super Highway to be controlled by a Spanish interest. Here’s an excerpt from a World Net Daily article explaining what’s happening now:

Chris Lippincot, the former TxDOT information officer who is currently acting as the new public relations man for Cintra in the United States, also announced TxDOT signed a contract in September with Cintra to build a privatized State Highway 130 toll road in San Antonio.

Perry may never have abandoned his original idea to build what during the presidential administration of George W. Bush was known as the Trans-Texas Corridor project, a 4,000-mile network of privately built and operated toll roads to crisscross the state, with Spanish development company Cintra scheduled to earn the tolls under 50-year leases.

In 2009, Perry scrapped the TTC plan after a series of combative town hall meetings throughout the state showed TxDOT it faced massive taxpayer resistance.

But now, the plan apparently is being implemented in small chunks, without the fanfare of divulging a statewide blueprint Perry and TxDOT may still have tucked away in their back pockets….”

Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2012/12/its-back-texas-in-super-highway-deal-with-spain/#KvpGV4sKzvludHcu.99

It seemed like they had a good chance to me, but the Judge ruled that since they were not a “church or religious organization” that Hobby Lobby must either be fined 41.3 million per day, or pay for abortions under the strictures of Obamacare.

Here is an article covering this issue….

Hobby Lobby Will Defy Obama HHS Mandate, Risk Millions in Fines

Following a decision by Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor denying Hobby Lobby’s request for an exemption from the Obama administration’s HHS mandate, the Christian retail company said it will defy the mandate.

As LifeNews reported, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor has refused to act favorably on an emergency appeal Hobby Lobby stores filed to stop enforcement of the HHS mandate against it.

After a federal court denied a request to temporarily stop enforcement of the abortion pill mandate against the Christian-operated business Hobby Lobby, it took its HHS mandate lawsuit to the Supreme Court. Sotomayor denied its request to block the mandate and the millions of dollars in fines it will be subjected to starting January 1 for not complying.

Sotomayor said Hobby Lobby did not show it met the legal standard for blocking enforcement on an emergency basis, but said the company can continue with its lawsuit in lower court.

Now, an attorney for Hobby Lobby says it will defy the mandate and potentially risk potential fines of up to $1.3 million per day.

Kyle Duncan, an attorney for the pro-life legal group Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, said in a statement that hobby Lobby doesn’t plan to offer its employees insurance that would cover the drug while its lawsuit is pending.

“The company will continue to provide health insurance to all qualified employees,” Duncan said. “To remain true to their faith, it is not their intention, as a company, to pay for abortion-inducing drugs.”….(read full article here)

The ASPCA lost a big one here, and everyone who is manipulated by those late night ads with the dogs in crates will be helping them pay off their debt for this malicious lawsuit. I find it interesting that the HSUS hasn’t been nailed so heavily yet. Perhaps this will give precedent to some of those who have been wrongly prosecuted for Animal Welfare Act violations to counter sue with success. Too many times, people are put through an emotional ringer for no actual wrong-doing and their livelihoods are destroyed by accusations and assaults without a foundation in reality. Remember the Five Freedoms? Here they are:

  1. Freedom from hunger or thirst
  2. Freedom from discomfort
  3. Freedom from pain, injury or disease
  4. Freedom to express normal behaviour
  5. Freedom from fear and distress

The particulars on these “freedoms” are being refined and expanded continually. Some of these “freedoms” can become downright contentious very quickly. Maybe you remember the German man that ended up being killed because he attacked police who were enforcing a regulation regarding the number of windows in his cow barn? At any rate, below is the article announcing the monetary award to Feld Entertainment:

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A major animal welfare group has agreed to pay $9.3 million to the owners of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus to settle a lawsuit brought in response to now-dismissed legal claims of mistreated elephants.

The settlement, announced by the parties on Friday, removes the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, from litigation by Ringling Bros. against the Humane Society, the Animal Welfare Institute and a former elephant handler for the circus.

The ASPCA and others originally filed suit in 2000 against Feld Entertainment, producer of the circus, accusing the Virginia-based company of mistreating the Asian elephants that perform in its shows.

The case, which cited the Endangered Species Act, was initially dismissed.

But an appellate court allowed the former elephant handler, Tom Rider, to pursue an individual claim that he was emotionally injured by the company’s treatment of its elephants. Rider was responsible for watching over and feeding the elephants while working for the circus as a “barn man” between 1997 and 1999.

Following a trial in 2009, a District of Columbia district court judge ruled in favor of Feld Entertainment, finding that Rider had overstated his love of elephants and was not a sufficiently credible plaintiff for the case to proceed.

The judge declared Rider to be essentially a “paid plaintiff,” finding that his only source of income during the previous eight years had been the animal-welfare groups involved in the case and media companies producing reports about it.

(Read full article here)

What is EPA Chief Lisa Jackson hiding?

What is EPA Chief Lisa Jackson hiding?

By: Audrey Hudson
12/26/2012 01:20 PM

Lisa Jackson is the boss at one of the most contentious government agencies in the Obama administration and is responsible for numerous controversial actions that will have a significant financial effect on American consumers: the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

So it’s no wonder Congress is miffed to discover that her decision-making process on key issues was conducted in the most secretive manner Washington has ever devised—under an alias.

Jackson’s secret identity email account name is “Richard Windsor.” The name is part family dog (Richard) and part hometown (East Windsor, N.J.), and it turns out there are at least 12,000 recently discovered but as yet undisclosed emails using her government-approved pseudonym that has prompted two congressional inquiries and an inspector’s general (IG) investigation.

“Our objective is to determine whether EPA follows applicable laws and regulations when using private and alias email accounts to conduct official business,” said the IG’s notice last week announcing the audit.

Meanwhile, the congressional panels want to know how the use of an alias affects transparency—a practice that President Barack Obama pledged to uphold to the highest standard when he was first elected to that office.

“Over the past two years, the Energy and Commerce Committee initiated a number of oversight inquiries seeking information and documents relating to actions and policy decisions at the Environmental Protection Agency, including regulatory actions and major rulemakings that required your review or approval,” Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-Mich.) said in a Dec. 13 letter to Jackson…..(read rest here)

And then….She resigns! Like a Rat off a Sinking Ship of State

Lisa P. Jackson is stepping down as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency after a four-year tenure that began with high hopes of sweeping action to address climate change and other environmental ills but ended with a series of rear-guard actions to defend the agency against challenges from industry, Republicans in Congress and, at times, the Obama White House.

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Lisa P. Jackson is stepping down as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.

Ms. Jackson, 50, told President Obama shortly after his re-election in November that she wanted to leave the administration early next year. She informed the E.P.A. staff of her decision on Thursday morning and issued a brief statement saying that she was confident “the ship is sailing in the right direction.” (Ship sinking in the right direction, I guess. Read the full article here)

OSLU January Classes

Posted: December 27, 2012 in Uncategorized
Ozarks Self-Reliant Living University classes for January will be expanded, beginning and 10 am and running until 3 pm in Thayer, West Plains and Willow Springs, covering the topic of Disaster Preparedness according to Debbie Slack, OSLU Heritage Studies Instructor.
“We covered Disaster Preparedness last year in January and the classes were the most well attended, with almost 200 people in attendance demonstrating the interest in preparedness. So this year rather than the normal two hour class with one speaker we will have day-long workshops with four or five speakers each day” Slack said. “Additionally we were happy to be invited by the Willow Springs Community Foundation to hold classes monthly in Willow Springs at the Ferguson Building and will kick off this partnership.”
Subjects covered in the classes will include HAM radio and using radio for emergency communications; storm shelters and physical protection; what things disappear during an emergency and what should you have stockpiles of?; intro to preparedness; heirloom seeds vs. GMOs; making your own alcohol fuel; using a steam engine to create electricity for the home; and self-defense including choosing a firearm.
Classes in Thayer will be Saturday January 5, 10 am – 3 pm at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. West Plains classes will be held Sunday 10 am – 3 pm at Next Step 7th Day Adventist Church. Willow Springs classes will be held Saturday January 12 at the Ferguson Building.
For information call 417-264-2435.

Posted: December 18, 2012 in Uncategorized

With so much out there in  our faces about how we must concede that gun control will help “keep our children safe”, it is extremely pleasing to see this article out of St. Louis. This man has it right!

County Police Chief Recommends Arming School Personnel

December 17, 2012 7:32 AM
St. Louis County Police Chief Tim Fitch

St. Louis County Police Chief Tim Fitch

ST. LOUIS COUNTY (KMOX) – St. Louis County Police Chief Tim Fitch says it is time to talk about arming civilian school personnel following Friday’s massacre in Newtown, Connecticut, comparing it to arming airline pilots after September 11, 2001.

“I see it no differently,” he said. “Pilots have been armed now for many many years, we’ve not had another hijacking and the issue is, for the bad guy, he doesn’t know which airplane he’s getting on, if the pilot is armed or not.”

Fitch said the killing will not be stopped by legislation or laws. “If there’s somebody that’s really hellbent on doing something like this, they’re not going to care what the law is.” (full article is here)

Until a few years ago, Russia was not in the World Trade Organization, by not being in that “illustrious” group, they could make their own decisions about food safety and acceptability on imported substances. Now, as a member, their capacity to protect their food supply from things they have deemed unacceptable, they may very well be drug before the WTO Tribunal.

The following article is worth reading to see the amount of control and lack of decency in the harmonization process inherent in this global commune we have developed:

Russia and US Clash Over Ractopamine Tests

13 December 2012

ANALYSIS – The Russian authorities are clamping down on US meat products because of concerns over the use of ractopamine in the animals as a growth promoter.

Now any imports of meat have to be certified by a government veterinary inspector before they can go on the Russian market.

If the meat products are not accompanied by the appropriate certificate, they will only be admitted onto the market after laboratory tests.

The lab testing system will be in place during the transmission period during which the Russian Veterinary authority Rosselkhoznador said that the Veterinary Services of exporting countries must establish systems of laboratory checks for the presence of ractopamine in imported products and support each product consignment meant for the Russian Market and other CU countries with a laboratory act that testifies the absence of ractopamine in it.

However, now the US trade representative, Ron Kirk pictured, has attacked Russia for breaking the obligations of the World Trade Organisation and has called on Russia to restore market access.

He said: “The United States calls on Russia to suspend these new measures and restore market access for US beef and pork products. The United States sought, and Russia committed as part of its WTO accession package, to ensure that it adhere rigorously to WTO requirements and that it would use international standards unless it had a risk assessment to justify use of a more stringent standard.

“Especially in light of its commitment to use international standards, this is an important opportunity for Russia to demonstrate that it takes its WTO commitments seriously.” (read the rest here)