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  • Texas Senate passes bill banning citizens from hostile nations from buying farmland

    04/29/2023 11:09:57 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    One America News ^ | 12:12 PM – Saturday, April 29, 2023 | Roy Francis
    Under a new bill that was passed by the Texas state Senate, citizens from countries that pose a threat to the United States would not be allowed to own certain types of lands. The new bill, Senate Bill 147, would ban citizens from countries that have been named on the Director of National Intelligence’s National Threat Assessment for three years in a row, or more. The only nations that fall under that criteria would be China, Russia, Iran, and North Korea. However, lawful permanent residents and dual citizens would be exempted. […] However, the bill only bans certain areas from...
  • Republican Governors Fight the Chinese Communist Party’s U.S. Land Grabs

    03/12/2023 12:07:01 PM PDT · by Right Wing Vegan · 11 replies
    National Review ^ | 3/12/2023 | Jeff Zymeri
    Republican governors including Kristi Noem of South Dakota are coming out strong against the Chinese Communist Party and its attempts to buy land in the United States. Appearing on Fox News’ Sunday Morning Futures, the governor explained that she is being proactive in preventing the Chinese government from buying up valuable farmland in strategically important South Dakota locations. According to Noem, after the Chinese spy balloon debacle and the White House’s inaction, South Dakota has had to be very aggressive. “They’re purchasing our land so they can have a foothold right here in the center of the United States of...
  • Russia says seized Ukrainian lands are under its nuclear protection

    10/18/2022 3:48:59 AM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 70 replies ^ | 10/18/2022 | Reuters
    Russia said on Tuesday that four Ukrainian regions whose annexation it proclaimed last month are under the protection of its nuclear arsenal. The statement from the Kremlin came at a moment of acute tension, with both NATO and Russia expected to hold military exercises shortly to test the readiness of their nuclear weapons forces. Asked by reporters if the regions were under Moscow's nuclear umbrella, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said: "All these territories are inalienable parts of the Russian Federation and they are all protected. Their security is provided for at the same level as [it is for] the rest...
  • Russia Seeks to Annex Donetsk, Luhansk, Zaporizhzhia and Kherson into Russia

    09/20/2022 11:34:29 AM PDT · by Cronos · 74 replies
    Net news ledger ^ | 20th September 2022
    A move in occupied territories in Ukraine to hold ‘votes’ on joining Russia could be a sign of Vladimir Putin realizing that he has to do radical things to save face and be able to declare victory in what is increasingly seen as a failed war. Votes being held in Donetsk, Luhansk, Zaporizhzhia and Kherson may indicate a move to annex these Ukraine territories into Russia. These moves are generating speculation on potential escalation of the war between Russia and Ukraine. Sources tell NetNewsLedger that Russian President Putin is planning a major escalation including conscription. Over past weeks the Russians...
  • Canada’s Trudeau Declares War on Fertilizer, Following the Footsteps of Sri Lanka

    07/27/2022 5:54:44 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/26/2022 | John Hayward
    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau ignored cries of anger and desperation from farmers and provincial officials last weekend by pressing ahead with a climate change agenda that will dramatically reduce Canada’s use of fertilizer — the same ruinous strategy that drove Dutch farmers into revolt and destroyed the agriculture of Sri Lanka.The Toronto Sun reported on a dismaying Friday meeting of federal and provincial ministers, in which the latter could not convince the Trudeau administration to show any “flexibility” in its emissions targets, not even with a global food crisis on the horizon:Several provincial governments, and organizations representing farmers have...
  • Inflation is crippling rural America and may even drive people to the cities

    07/25/2022 7:14:41 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 80 replies
    Inflation is crippling rural America and driving some people to consider moving closer to cities in an effort to ease the financial stress, according to the latest analysis from one expert. Iowa State University professor Dave Peters has been studying the effect of inflation on people in rural communities as part of the school's Small Town Project. He found that this year alone, expenses for rural Americans had increased by 9.2%, but their earnings only increased by 2.6%. And Peters has pinpointed where it's hurting most. "Mainly, fuel prices, particularly among the farmer and agricultural community," he said. "They really...
  • Russia declares plans to grab more land in Ukraine

    07/20/2022 4:54:18 PM PDT · by Mariner · 51 replies
    AP via Yahoo ^ | July 20th, 2022 | SUSIE BLANN
    KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian forces on Wednesday damaged a bridge that is key to supplying Russian troops in southern Ukraine, where Russia’s foreign minister said Moscow will consolidate its territorial gains.Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told state-controlled RT television and the RIA Novosti news agency that Russia plans to retain control over broader areas beyond eastern Ukraine, including the Kherson and Zaporizhzhia regions in the south, and will make more gains elsewhere.Lavrov's remarks and the Ukrainian missile attack on the strategically important Kherson region bridge indicated the nearly five-month war could broaden after unfolding mostly in eastern Ukraine since...
  • Dutch Dairy Farmer Faces Having To Cull 95% Of His Cows

    07/17/2022 2:53:58 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 15 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | JUL 17, 2022 | TYLER DURDEN
    In the Netherlands, dairy farmer Martin Neppelenbroek is near the end of the line. New environmental regulations will require him to slash his livestock numbers by 95 percent. He thinks he will have to sell his family farm. “I can’t run a farm on 5 percent. For me, it’s over and done with,” he said in a July 7 interview with The Epoch Times. “In view of the regulations, I can’t sell it to anybody. Nobody wants to buy it. [But] the government wants to buy it. And that’s why they [have] those regulations, I think.” Neppelenbroek made the remarks...
  • AG of North Dakota intervenes with inquiry after Bill Gates’ latest massive farmland purchase

    06/22/2022 8:23:22 PM PDT · by bitt · 29 replies ^ | 6/22/2022
    The AG of North Dakota has taken action with a inquiry after billionaire Bill Gates’ latest farmland purchase. Bill Gates acquired six parcels of land in Pembina County. Tuesday, the office of the Attorney General sent out a letter asking the Red River Trust to confirm how the company plans to use the land and if it meets any of the exceptions to the North Dakota Corporate Farming Laws. "Bill Gates acquired six parcels of land in Pembina County. Tuesday, the office of the Attorney General sent out a letter asking the Red River Trust to confirm how the company...
  • Ricketts Ramps Up Fight Against Biden Conservation Goals with executive order

    06/25/2021 10:59:44 AM PDT · by NEMDF · 4 replies
    Lincoln Journal Star ^ | June 24, 2021 | Martha Stoddard, Sara Gentzler
    LINCOLN — Gov. Pete Ricketts stepped up his fight against President Joe Biden on Thursday by ordering state agencies to resist the federal 30-by-30 initiative. Among other things, the order requires agencies under the governor’s control to stop providing money or staff support for any projects involving permanent conservation easements. It also puts an 18-month hold on state protections for new endangered species and directs the Department of Agriculture to publicize which local governments have taken positions opposing or supporting the Biden administration’s goal of conserving 30% of the nation’s land and water by 2030.
  • ‘30 x 30’ — Progressives pushing for massive federal land grab

    03/05/2021 2:28:01 PM PST · by george76 · 67 replies
    The Fence Post ^ | 3/5/2021 | Spike Jordan
    VALENTINE, Neb. – “Land: see Snatch.” On first look, the Biden Administration’s “30 x 30” plan looks like a scheme cooked up by Hedley Lamarr, the main villain from Mel Brooks’ “Blazing Saddles.” However, far from the comedic genius of the late Harvey Korman, the new Federal land grab is a serious threat to private property owners in the United States. And it’s moving fast.. Just a few days into office, President Joe Biden released a flurry of executive orders, among them being through Executive Order 14008, “Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad” (86 Fed. Reg. 7,619), which...
  • US House passes historic public lands bill pledging to protect nearly 3m acres

    02/28/2021 1:13:20 AM PST · by blueplum · 12 replies
    The Guardian UK ^ | 28 Feb 2021 | Annette McGivney
    The US House of Representatives has passed a historic public lands preservation bill that pledges to protect nearly 3m acres of federal lands in Colorado, California, Washington and Arizona. The act combines various bills that languished without Senate approval during the Trump administration. Key provisions include permanently banning new uranium mining on land surrounding the Grand Canyon, giving wilderness designation to 1.5m acres of federal land, and preserving 1,000 river miles by adding them to the Wild and Scenic Rivers System.... ...The bill, called the Protecting America’s Wilderness and Public Lands Act, has strong support from the Biden administration, in...
  • Sen. Wiener introduce bill to streamline affordable housing production throughout California

    03/13/2020 10:48:34 AM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 15 replies
    Fox KTVU 2 / Bay City News ^ | March 8, 2020 | Scott Wiener
    California State Sen. Scott Wiener introduced legislation to increase affordable housing by easing zoning restrictions. Under Senate Bill 899, nonprofit hospitals and faith institutions like churches, synagogues and mosques, would be able to build up to 150 affordable housing units on their excess property, regardless of local zoning prohibits that type of housing. "Churches and other religious and charitable institutions often have land to spare, and they should be able to use that land to build affordable housing and thus further their mission. SB899 ensures that affordable housing can be built and removes local zoning and approval obstacles in order...
  • My Favourite Country Botswana

    Botswana is a landlocked country which is situated in Southern Africa. It is my favourite country in the world. It is a "Wildlife Paradise" in more ways than one. It is home to the "Big Five" namely Lion, Leopard, Cheetah, Elephant, and Rhino. They are called the "Big Five" because they were difficult to hunt on foot in the past. Botswana has reserved 40% of its land exclusively for wildlife. Botswana is home to many famous "National Parks" and "Game Reserves". The most famous are Chobe National Park and Moremi Game Reserve. Chobe National Park in Northern Botswana is globally...
  • EPA moves to kill Waters of the U.S. rule

    06/27/2017 12:30:48 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 71 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 27, 2017 | Ben Wolfgang
    The Trump administration on Tuesday began the process of formally rescinding the highly controversial “Waters of the U.S.” rule, an Obama-era regulation that gave Washington broad powers over streams and other small bodies of water across the country. The rule, put forth in 2015 but subsequently stayed by the Supreme Court before going into effect, was one of EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s top targets when he took the helm at the agency. President Trump earlier this year signed an executive order directing Mr. Pruitt to review the rule, and with Tuesday’s action, the EPA says it’s finalized that review and...
  • South Africa 'unexpectedly' slides into recession as agricultural production plummets

    09/05/2018 8:22:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/05/2018 | Thomas Lifson
    Gee, who could have possibly anticipated that threatening to steal (that is, expropriate without compensation) land from farmers who have worked it for generations would cause farmers to cut back on planting?  Thus, we have Bloomberg telling us, "South Africa's economy unexpectedly shrank for the second consecutive quarter in the three months through June."  The recession, based on a second-quarter decline in GDP of 0.8%, is entirely due to a steep decline in agricultural production: "the agriculture market fell back by 29.2 per cent, taking 0.8 per cent off GDP." This was entirely predictable.  Half a year ago, I warned that with expropriation of...
  • The Justice Department Sues California: The state is trying to grab control of federal lands.

    04/04/2018 8:40:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/04/2018 | Margot Cleveland
    On Monday, the Department of Justice filed suit against the state of California, challenging a state law that purports to prevent the federal government from selling federal lands without the permission of a state agency. Passed by the California legislature in October 2017, Senate Bill 50 declares that, with limited exceptions, “conveyances of federal public lands in California are void” unless the State Lands Commission is provided a “right of first refusal” or “the right to arrange for the transfer of the federal public land to another entity.” The statute also prohibits purchasers of federal land from recording the deed...
  • McConnell Boasts of $4.99M Federal Grant ‘to Support Conservation of Private Lands’ in Kentucky

    12/28/2017 8:07:15 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 27, 2017 | 2:37 PM EST | Staff
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell put out a press release on the Friday before Christmas touting of his efforts to secure a $4.99 million federal grant from the Natural Resources Conservation Service to The Nature Conservancy “to support the conservative of private lands” in Kentucky. “Senator McConnell contacted the NRCS in support of TNC’s application,” said the release. […] McConnell’s press release also quoted Will Bowling, who is the director The Nature Conservancy’s Central Appalachian Project. Bowling expressed his gratitude to McConnell for securing his group this multi-million-dollar grant of taxpayer money. …
  • If The Feds Grab Your Land, Why Can't You Get A Jury Trial On Compensation?

    12/22/2017 1:36:54 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 25 replies
    Forbes ^ | December 22, 2017 | George Leef
    In 2009, the federal government decided to take property from Kevin Brott and other landowners in Michigan for a recreational trail. That was done under the Trails Act, which allows the government to turn abandoned railroad lines into hiking trails. There is nothing inherently wrong in that, but under the Fifth Amendment, whenever government takes private property for public use, it is required to pay the owners just compensation. The problem is that under federal statute (the Tucker Act), property owners are only allowed to submit their claims for compensation to the Court of Federal Claims (CFC) if the amount...
  • (NYC) City not liable for processing fake deed that allowed man to steal woman’s Queens home

    12/13/2017 2:09:15 PM PST · by Coleus · 19 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 12.03.17 | Andrew Keshner
    A man who swiped an elderly woman’s house with phony documents did time for the crime — but an appellate court is letting the city off the hook for processing the paperwork that let the ex-con make himself at home.   A Brooklyn appeals court has ruled that a judge was right to toss a lawsuit brought against the city by Jennifer Merin — whose Queens abode was filched by a criminal who filed a fraudulent deed.   Merin, 74, had sued the city for not catching the forgery when the paperwork was first filed, but lost on appeal when the court...