Wednesday, April 16, 2014
PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA
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Green machine vs. jobs

“Let us speak courteously, deal fairly, and keep ourselves armed and ready.”

— Theodore Roosevelt

The conservation movement was started by President Theodore Roosevelt. He established 150 national forests; 51 Federal bird reserves; four national game preserves and five national parks. How did he see these national resources being used?

“Conservation means development as much as it does protection. I recognize the right and duty of this generation to develop and use the natural resources of our land; but I do not recognize the right to waste them, or to rob, by wasteful use, the generations that come after us.” “The New Nationalism” speech, Osawatomie, Kansas, August 31, 1910

The founder of the environmental movement, a conservative himself, saw conservation as both the use and protection of national resources. This has been lost to the liberals who have hijacked conservationism and twisted it into the blend of socialism, religion and environmentalism. Their dogma is the certainty that human interaction with the environment, in all cases, is bad.

In California alone the Center for Biological Diversity filed 149 court cases over 10 years. This coupled with the Sierra Fund and other groups resulted in 247 court cases filed in California. Across the West the total number of court cases filed by environmental groups was 896. That’s 896 court cases filed by environmental groups over a 10-year period.

Ultimately, we the taxpayers, the people who actually work and support the government are funding the Center for Biological Diversity so they can put us out of work.

You would expect the people in pursuit of this “noble” endeavor – saving the planet, to have some education in let’s say biology or ecology or something that would reflect their understanding of the science behind the environment. Let’s do a quick check of the Center for Biological Diversity:

1. Kieren Suckling, founder of the CBD holds a Master’s in Philosophy.

2. Robin Silver, co-founder is a retired medical doctor.

3. Sarah Bergemen, assistant executive director, Bachelor’s in Anthropology.

Of the 59 people they list as staff, 22 of them are attorneys. One might think that an environmental group would be out protecting the environment, but it’s clear from the ratio of attorneys to staff that they are busy filing lawsuits. Can you picture any other legitimate business that has almost 50 percent of their workforce as attonneys – other than a law firm? Why not rename themselves as the Center for Biological Lawsuits.

Sportsmen United for Sensible Mining Coalition

This group was active in the fight against dredging. Nice sounding name, if not a bit long. Who are these guys? Would hunters really sell out the miners? No, it didn’t happen. When you pull the tax form on the Sportsmen United against mining you’ll find they are actually the National Wildlife Federation. An organization which reported annual income of $98 million. The Sportsmen United was just a shell to give the appearance of hunters and fishermen against dredging. If their case is so pure why not stand up and be known by your name? What do they have to hide.

Our position is clear – we have a right to mine, we have a right as Americans to pursue our chosen profession. We have legal standing and rights that are protected as Americans, we don’t have to bow and scrape and take what rights they determine for us. We will stand and fight this agenda. Don’t give up your claims. If mercury is present on your claim, then it is a valuable mineral and you have a right to it based on your claim – not the State of California, or the U.S. EPA. If the government wants to remove that mercury, then they need to pay you for the rights to do that.

Don’t give in, don’t back down. We’re the last of the free people, don’t let them take this freedom from you. We are among the few people that can produce real money from our toil.  Gold is backed by gold and your hard work.

MARTIN SCHUMANN

Placerville

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  • EvelynMarch 17, 2013 - 6:50 am

    "The Great Green Con no. 1: The hard proof that finally shows global warming forecasts that are costing you billions were WRONG all along" HERE

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  • EvelynMarch 17, 2013 - 6:53 am

    Anytime you hear the word "green" used to denote anything other than the actual color - - RUN.

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  • DeeMarch 17, 2013 - 11:44 am

    Evelyn-I learnt a long time ago, if the label says green, natural or organic it is overpriced and doesn't do the job. Second giggle of the day. Happy St.Pats' Day!

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  • James SmithMarch 18, 2013 - 5:22 am

    CBD is not the only government agency trying to put us out of work. In California we have the California Air Resources Board CARB, which is led not by a scientist, but by a woman who has an undergraduate Degree in Russian Literature and a Law Degree. CARB is one of the most Anti-Business Government Agencies in California. SWRCB is running a close second. www.killcarb.org

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  • DeeMarch 18, 2013 - 7:53 am

    Even the liberal rats are bailing from CA-Bill Maher's comments on a panel with Rachel Maddow--------""Well," Maher unsuccessfully tried to interrupt as Maddow continued. When she was finally done, he surprisingly pushed back. Pointing at Virginia's former Republican Congressman Tom Davis, Maher said, "You know what? Rich people - I'm sure you'd agree with this - actually do pay the freight in this country." "I just saw these statistics," he continued, "I mean, something like 70 percent. And here in California, I just want to say liberals - you could actually lose me. It's outrageous what we're paying - over 50 percent. I'm willing to pay my share, but yeah, it's ridiculous."----------- Read more: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2013/03/16/bill-maher-california-income-taxes-liberals-you-could-actually-lose-m#ixzz2Nu3lQsqR-----Who would have thought?

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  • Phil VeerkampMarch 18, 2013 - 8:00 am

    Dee, I'm certain that I read somewhere that Bill Maher's take is one of the end-times events. Do you have any money in LINK - CYPRUS?

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  • DeeMarch 18, 2013 - 8:30 am

    Good Morning Phil-I never thought of that. Yes, you are correct Maher complaining about taxes is a sure harbringer of apocalypse. My savings are too small to need stashing overseas, however having read where the administration is looking at the 401Ks makes me uncomfortable. The plan is for the government to take control of them and replace the private investments with, wait for it, Treasury Bonds, because we are too dumb to manage our own savings.Let us hope that that plan does not go forward.

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  • chrispytahoeMarch 18, 2013 - 9:25 am

    There is an energy boom happening right now in the US. New wells are at a record high, and that because of our liberal president. Look at the GRAPH in this article: www.nbcnews.com/business/power-shift-energy-boom-dawning-america-1C8830306

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  • DeeMarch 18, 2013 - 11:11 am

    Chrispy- OIL AND GAS: Production on federal tracts fell in 2011 Phil Taylor, E&E reporter Greenwire: Monday, February 27, 2012 Story Tools sponsored by Advanced Energy Economy resize text Resize Text email email print print Domestic oil production may be at an all-time high nationwide, but the increase is primarily occurring on state and private lands rather than on federal land and waters, where production appears to have dropped significantly in 2011, according to the most recent government data. Production of natural gas on public lands and waters in fiscal 2011 dropped 11 percent from the previous year, according to Interior Department data. Oil production dipped nearly 14 percent. The reduction in oil production was most significant in the Gulf of Mexico, where it declined nearly 17 percent to 514 million barrels from 618 million barrels in 2010. http://eenews.net/public/Greenwire/2012/02/27/4-----------------------------------or"“EIA has included information on the production of oil and natural gas on federal lands in the AER that significantly under-represents what is actually occurring:” letter from Rep. Edward Markey to Howard Gruenspecht, Acting Administrator of the Energy Information Administration. Representative Edward Markey (D-Mass.) recently sent a letter to the Energy Information Administration (EIA) requesting the agency fix a problem with oil and gas production data on federal lands it reports in the Annual Energy Review (AER). Markey’s interest in writing to EIA was to indicate that the production volumes reported on federal lands by EIA were low, and to point out that production rose in fiscal year 2010, rather than declined as the EIA data showed and as the Institute for Energy Research (IER)[ii]"--http://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/2012/02/23/ier-analysis-oil-and-gas-production-declines-on-federal-lands-in-fy2011/-------------As usual,government trying to take credit for private enterprise success.

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  • robertdnollMarch 18, 2013 - 1:06 pm

    interesting why gold dredgers never mention the two words that caused the states to stop their activities

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  • Mike B.March 18, 2013 - 3:02 pm

    The CBD actually only has 6 full time "employees". The Lawyers are Contracted by them.... Even still, the CBD makes Millions.... Their Office Secretary made over $91k in 2011. http://www.biologicaldiversity.org/publications/reports/CBD_2011_form_990.pdf

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  • Martin SchumannMarch 18, 2013 - 5:38 pm

    robertdnoll what are the two words "Sierra Fund", "Sierra Club"or "Karuk Indian"? give me a hint.

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  • Martin SchumannMarch 18, 2013 - 5:47 pm

    Chrispytahoe! Mr. Under Informed speaks again. If it was up to this administration our private property would have a moratorium put on it.

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  • Martin SchumannMarch 18, 2013 - 7:25 pm

    This is an eye opener! this is the actual findings of DFG’s EIR. Tell me that we don’t have a right to be pi__ed off http://westernminingalliance.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/2-GREENE-Bullets-for-SB-115-info-from-CA-DFG.pdf

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  • Phil VeerkampMarch 18, 2013 - 8:12 pm

    . . . may as well stick this here . . . LINK - More fraud in climate science " . . . Steve McIntyre, the man who had demonstrated that Michael Mann’s hockey stick graph was a fraud, has now demonstrated that the work of a group of climate scientists attempting to resurrect it is even more fraudulent. . .

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  • Tom GibneyMarch 19, 2013 - 8:32 am

    Thanks for reminding people what these green groups are all about. Groups like CBD and Center for Sierra NEvada COnservation are perpetually trying to close of Public Lands. As alwasy they use junk science and half truths. You can thank these groups for trying to Close of the majority of forrest roads and trails in the El Dorado Forest. Those of us that utilize thes trails and The Rubicon Trail are familiar with the tactics of these groups and the manipulation of the USFS via so many frivolous lawsuits. Funny they even use Govt. Grant money to...sue the Govt!?

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  • rodMarch 19, 2013 - 10:17 am

    The universal laws of ‘supply and demand’ have brought gold to an all time high, in the fluctuating neighborhood of $1500 to $1800 per troy ounce. These are unheard of numbers and represent a substantial boom for our depressed economy! With abundant California ambient placer gold (no mining)… and the climbing prices, CA has the potential for another unmistakable GOLD RUSH. CADFW (CDFG) has dragged its feet in every possible way, invoking the ESA (Yellow legged frogs) to mercury re-contamination. It doesn’t matter how many EIRs justify small scale dredging as in Oregon, CA will not relinquish control of gold recovery because the federal plan is for them to keep a valuable resource, GOLD. In alignment with the liberal Agenda 21 think, CADFW has effectively suspended the lawful Mining ACT of 1872 thereby directly revoking our rights to ‘Life Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness’. Many people in CA have lost their inherited claims or their expenditure of money and hard work to obtain and prosper from them. We have lost more and more of our LIBERTY and PROPERTY every time our government wishes it. If anybody doubts that we are not living NOW under tyranny… just open your eyes and look at the facts.

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  • rodMarch 19, 2013 - 9:12 pm

    If you have been denied use of your legal claim, one effective means to combat CA fish & wildlife is to file numerous class action law suits. It has worked for farmers in the Tule Lake basin and in the lower San Juaquin, where affected farmers sued for the 'taking' of their PROPERTY even though it was the water that was taken. If you cannot use your placer claim due to regulation, then you have grounds for suit, from a 'taking' of your property.

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  • James E.March 20, 2013 - 12:08 am

    Not germane to the topic of this letter, but if you want to see a picture of Mr. Fred: I don't do facebook, but my wife does. If you do facebook and want to see him go to facebook and dial in Cheryll Keith Longhofer. A most handsome little guy he is -- and is tolerating his chemo with no problems.

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  • robertdnollMarch 20, 2013 - 5:09 am

    the dredgers still wrap themselves in a flag while running away from the truth.just like dopers,don't look at us,look at them

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  • MartinMarch 20, 2013 - 7:10 am

    At least they have an IQ above 70 unlike yours. That is the problem with your type; you know nothing and preach everything. Most of the dredgers I know are either business owners or retired; I’m sure that they don’t fall into the doper category because instead of sitting on the sofa all weekend like the couch potato that you are they work there butt off and are proud to be an American. When you comment on anything I see a little man or maybe a little girl that don’t have anything to fight for; totally void of knowledge and wants everyone to listen to the ignorant statements that your foaming mouth produces.

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  • francescaduchamp@att.netMarch 20, 2013 - 7:41 am

    James--he is so cute...hope Mr. Fred is doing well.

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  • R.J. CarterMarch 20, 2013 - 8:54 am

    James.....Just F.Y.I......This morning after I was finished gnawing my pop-tart into the shape of a gun, I found myself a tad bored,..So, I looked up your dog Fred on your wife's facebook page...Yes, he is a cute little critter....

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  • EvelynMarch 20, 2013 - 9:08 am

    RJ Carter: Remove the strawberry from gun barrel. NOW.

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