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    by Published on 02-25-2015 05:05 PM

    Swapping seeds? There’s a law for that

    SALEM, Ohio — When the Joseph T. Simpson Library in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, decided to launch a seed library on Earth Day 2014, the group’s promotion efforts ran headlong into the state’s seed law.

    “Our surprise was that no one else knew about it,” Sue Erdman, Simpson Library director, said of the regulation.
    “We are the ones who found out about it, so we are talking to other groups so that they are aware of it and don’t get into any problems. We all want to comply with the law.”
    Scott McFetridge from the Associated Press reports that seed exchanges have sprouted up in about 300 locations around the country, most often in libraries, where gardeners can exchange self-pollinating seeds rather than buy pre-packaged
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    by Published on 12-08-2014 03:35 PM
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    They were predicting it would come here, although so far this is not something that seems to affect me yet....

    NIRP Arrives In The US: TBTF Banks Tell Customers To Move Their Cash Or Be Charged Fees

    Back in June, the world was speechless when Goldman's head of the ECB, Mario Draghi, stunned the world when he took Bernanke's ZIRP and raised him one better by announcing the ECB would send deposit rates into negative territory, in the process launching the Neutron bomb known as N(egative)IRP and pushing European monetary policy into the "twilight zone", forcing savers to pay (!) for the privilege of keeping the product of their labor in the form of fiat currency instead of invested in a global ponzi scheme built on capital market so broken even the BIS can ...
    by Published on 11-26-2014 09:00 AM

    This 8 part video series outlines the evolution of the approach of a "non-profit, public interest law firm" in dealing with various environmental issues and the government.

    Some background on the producers of the videos:
    The Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund is a non-profit, public interest law firm providing free and affordable legal services to communities facing threats to their local environment, local agriculture, the local economy, and quality of life. Our mission is to build sustainable communities by assisting people to assert their right to local self-government and the rights of nature.
    The videos outline how they originally worked within the existing complex regulatory framework only to see the futility of that approach. ...
    by Published on 11-19-2014 03:35 PM

    Peter is interviewed by Daniela Cambone (Kitco) at the Grand Cayman Liberty Forum

    10 min video at link
    Gold Will Rise Faster Than Rocket Ship - Peter Schiff
    Nov 18, 2014
    Guest(s): Peter Schiff CEO, Euro Pacific Capital

    Are Russia and Europe buying more gold? Will the Swiss vote ‘yes’ in its gold referendum? Is there a chance for QE4? Peter Schiff is on Kitco News to comment on some of the most recent headlines surrounding the gold market and also to share his thoughts on the U.S. economy. The Euro Pacific Capital CEO says the U.S. recovery isn’t real and adds that the dollar is only strong because all other currencies are weak. “I think people are worried about the Yen, about the Euro so the dollar wins by default…It’s only because
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    by Published on 11-02-2014 08:20 AM
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    High drama south of the equator!

    Galt's Gulch Chile Buyers And Investors Take Back The Project In Daring Night Raid


    On August 27th of this year I wrote, "The Good, The Bad and The Ugly on Galt's Gulch Chile" where I outlined major management competence and fraud issues at Galt's Gulch Chile. It took the liberty and anti-liberty media by storm.
    While I had announced that these issues did not mean Galt's Gulch Chile itself was a fraud, nor that it was a dead project, many people took it that way and for more than a month both I and all the buyers and investors at GGC were pounded with vitriol. Some of the pro-liberty media and commenters called us frauds, suckers or, at best, having given libertarianism a black eye. And the anti-liberty ...
    by Published on 10-27-2014 07:51 AM
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    Pretty serious escalation, it looks like....

    [QUOTE]FEDS RETALIATE AGAINST THE BUNDY RANCH AND THE SOUTHERN NEVADA PEOPLE

    On Friday October 10th, 2014 a Notice from the federal registry reveals that the federal government is mounting retaliations against the Bundy family and the Southern Nevada people.
    Federal Register / Vol. 79, No.197 Notice, outlines plans to make the Bundy ranch and most of the rest of Southern Nevada, Areas of Critical Environmental Concern (ACECs). 90 days from October 10th, 2014 these proposals will become federal law without consent from the Nevada State legislatures or the people of Southern Nevada.
    Areas of Critical Environmental Concern (ACECs) are human restricted management areas. ACECs have been a tool ...
    by Published on 08-29-2014 05:34 AM

    On March 16th of this year, the family of Brian Garber made the mistake of calling the Richland County Sheriff's office for assistance in dealing with him (he was on some medications and was upset about something). As is so often the case, instead of helping, the STILL - after 5 1/2 MONTHS - unnamed Sheriff's deputy or deputies rushed in and within seconds had pumped Brian full of holes: 14 hits and 2 misses. Brian had been sitting on a bed upstairs in his parents' home, unarmed. Brian was married with two small children.

    Brian's mother said in part:
    They didn't ask him his name, they didn't identify themselves, they ran upstairs within 5 seconds and just started shooting him
    The state investigative agency, BCI (Bureau of Criminal Investigation), was ...
    by Published on 08-06-2014 04:58 PM

    Got an e-mail today...

    Has anyone else heard any more news? Are people still out at the ranch, or have they all returned home? Any attempt at prosecuting Bundy supporters?


    August 6, 2014

    To Sheriff Doug Gillespie, Clark County Nevada Sheriff's Department,

    In a recent press conference, you mentioned 1) the BLM lied to you and 2) Bundy brought armed men to the ranch for protection.

    While I can't speak to the validity of your first claim, we unequivocally take issue with the second. We never asked for armed men to come to our aid. In fact, everyone who arrived at the Bundy ranch (men, women, armed & unarmed) voluntarily came to support the constitutional rights that you failed to defend. Had
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    by Published on 07-29-2014 08:38 AM

    Looks like it is not final yet, unfortunately. Public unions need to be abolished, in a big way.
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    A heat-of-the-moment comment in the aftermath of the standoff at Cliven Bundy’s ranch has cost two Las Vegas SWAT officers their jobs on the elite unit.

    The officers were booted back to patrol after a Metro sniper posted an inflammatory comment about Bundy’s militant supporters on social media, the Review-Journal has learned.

    Officer Russell Laws, 41, took to Facebook just hours after the April 12 standoff between federal and local officers and armed protesters ended without bloodshed.

    Continued: http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/bu...-bundy-comment
    by Published on 07-21-2014 08:30 PM
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    Review of D'Souza's America: Rose-colored glasses are not what is needed right now

    July 21, 2014
    by Tod

    Overall, the movie "America: Imagine the World Without Her" by Dinesh D'Souza was pretty disappointing. For one thing, the topic is way too involved for a two hour movie, and the topics of discussion, such as the Civil War, were heavily mischaracterized. Objectionable episodes in history, such as the "Trail of Tears" (Cherokee Indians) were downplayed and made to appear as little glitches in perfection. The line of thinking seems to be “after all, look at how good the Native Americans and African-Americans now have it, living in the land of opportunity" and "a few years of forced reservation life and the destruction of ...
    by Published on 05-28-2014 05:47 AM

    Will Israel be the first cashless society on the entire planet? A committee chaired by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s chief of staff has come up with a three phase plan to “all but do away with cash transactions in Israel”. Individuals and businesses would still be permitted to conduct cash transactions in small amounts (at least initially), but the eventual goal is to force Israeli citizens to conduct as much business as possible using electronic forms of payment. In fact, it has been reported that Israeli officials believe that “cash is bad” because it fuels the underground economy and allows people to avoid paying taxes. It is hoped that requiring most transactions to be conducted in cash will reduce crime and help balance the national budget. And once 98 or
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    by Published on 05-12-2014 02:44 PM

    How about we put together a concise argument as to why the federal government (in the form of the BLM) has no authority to general land ownership within states - according to the Constitution - and rebut the history of court rulings to the contrary?

    This video featuring Ryan Bundy http://youtu.be/GLC9oDHUaYI?t=27m15s talks about the federal gov't's authority over territories (outside of established states) and how the constitution enumerates five places the feds can own outside of D.C., with general land ownership not being one of them.

    Article I, Section 8, Clause 17 reads: To exercise exclusive Legislation in all Cases whatsoever, over such District (not exceeding ten Miles square) as may, by Cession of particular States, and the Acceptance of Congress, become ...
    by Published on 05-07-2014 09:09 PM

    49 AR-15 mags.....

    “Officers responded to a medical call relating to Mr. [Edward] Koller,” greenwich.patch.com reports. While privacy laws prevent the police from disclosing the nature of Mr. Koller’s medical emergency, police spokesman Lt. Kraig Gray was specific about Mr. Koller’s 10-20: in his car. “As a result of that contact and previous contacts with him, officers determined he had a weapon in the motor vehicle,” Gray said. Wait. What? What does that mean? Anyway, the cops discovered that Mr. K’s car was kitted out with guns, ammo and magazines. Apparently, none of those prohibited under Connecticut’s freshly-minted gun control laws. But the story doesn’t end there . . .
    Disclaimer: the Patch story is pretty patchy written in the style normally attributed to bloggers in pajamas in their mother’s basement. But I’m thinking that this bit – “Koller had a pistol in his possession even though his state pistol permit was revoked in February 2014 by the Connecticut State Police (CSP)” – came before this bit . . .
    Police obtained a search and seizure warrant that day and seized a Bushmaster XM 15 assault rifle and 49 high capacity magazines from his home, as well as anabolic steroids and a small amount of suspected cocaine, Gray said. “They are contraband items in Connecticut,” Gray said.
    After the seizure, officers applied for an arrest warrant. Koller surrendered at police headquarters at 6:45 a.m. Monday, May 5. He was charged with 49 counts of failure to register high capacity magazines, and one count each of possession of narcotics, weapons in a motor vehicle, possession of drug paraphernalia, carrying a pistol without a permit, illegal possession of an assault weapon and operating a motor vehicle without a license.
    So no angel this Koller fellow, then. Presumably. But it doesn’t appear that Mr. Koller intended to do anything illegal with the prohibited items – unless the mysterious “medical emergency” was somehow suicide-related. In any event, it’ll be interesting to see how hard the prosecutor whacks Mr. Koller on the “high-cap mag” and “assault weapon” charges. And whether or not Koller will become a poster boy for firearms freedom in the Constitution State.
    http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/201...ity-magazines/


    Greenwich Police say a man is in police custody after they confiscated an assault rifle, a pistol and 49 high-capacity magazines from his car and home.

    The seizures were made April 23 when police responded to a medical call at the suspect's home, according to police spokesman Lt. Kraig Gray. The suspect was found in his car on Stonehedge Drive South and "was in possession of guns, ammo and magazines," Gray said.

    Edward A. Koller, 34, of 53 Stonehedge Dr. South, was taken to Greenwich Hospital as a result of that medical call. Privacy laws prohibit police from commenting on the nature of that medical call, Gray said.

    "Officers responded to a medical call relating to Mr. Koller. As a result of that contact and previous contacts with him, officers determined he had a weapon in the motor vehicle," Gray said. "He was taken to the hospital. After officers obtained a search warrant, they found other weapons."

    Police obtained a search and seizure warrant that day and seized a Bushmaster XM 15 assault rifle and 49 high capacity magazines from his home, as well as anabolic steroids and a small amount of suspected cocaine, Gray said. "They are contraband items in Connecticut," Gray said.

    After the seizure, officers applied for an arrest warrant. Koller surrendered at police headquarters at 6:45 a.m. Monday, May 5. He was charged with 49 counts of failure to register high capacity magazines, and one count each of possession of narcotics, weapons in a motor vehicle, possession of drug paraphernalia, carrying a pistol without a permit, illegal possession of an assault weapon and operating a motor vehicle without a license.

    Gray said Koller reportedly had a pistol in his possession even though his state pistol permit was revoked in February 2014 by the Connecticut State Police (CSP). A message seeking comment was left with a (CSP) spokesman Monday afternoon.

    Koller was held in lieu of a court-set $250,000 bond. He is scheduled to appear May 12 in state Superior Court in Stamford.
    http://greenwich.patch.com/groups/po...ult-rifle-ammo
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