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  • Judge refuses to block grazing in eastern Oregon pastures

    04/02/2022 4:00:32 AM PDT · by george76 · 29 replies
    KATU 2 ^ | March 31st 2022
    A federal judge this week denied a temporary restraining order sought by environmental groups that would block grazing in six eastern Oregon pastures. The Capital Press reports U.S. District Judge Michael Simon said the plaintiffs haven’t shown that turning cattle out on the pastures will cause irreparable harm to sage grouse or to rangeland research. He said continued grazing isn’t likely to irreparably harm the ability of environmental plaintiffs to enjoy undisturbed sagebrush grassland, since the pastures have long been grazed and are rested on a rotating basis. The case was filed against the U.S. Bureau of Land Management by...
  • EDITORIAL: Polis’ actions cast doubt on interest in governing all of Colorado

    03/11/2022 7:53:38 AM PST · by george76 · 22 replies
    Journal- Advocate Sterling ^ | March 8, 2022 | Journal- Advocate Editorial Board
    A question must seriously be asked whether Jared Polis is interested in governing all of Colorado, or just the narrow strip that contains the vast majority of the state’s population. Polis has repeatedly angered the small band of hardy farmers and ranchers that make up Colorado’s second-largest industry by his insensitive slights and tone-deaf insults. It’s as if the governor pays lip service to agriculture one day and then slaps it in the face the next. Case in point: In February Polis ignored the recommendations of his own Department of Agriculture and appointed yet another animal welfare extremist to a...
  • Opinion: A 9-year wait for justice for our beliefs

    03/06/2022 7:59:50 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 33 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | March 6, 2022 | by Aaron and Melissa Klein
    For nine years, the state of Oregon pursued our family and our little bakery, Sweet Cakes by Melissa, because we could not in good conscience create a custom cake celebrating a same-sex wedding. Over the years, the state deprived us of a fair hearing, erroneously issued an injunction limiting what we could say, improperly ordered us to pay $135,000, and violated our rights to freely exercise our beliefs. In early 2013, Aaron welcomed two potential customers, a woman and her mother, into our bakery as we welcome everyone. When he found out they were looking for someone to create a...
  • New study shows the effect owning pets has on owners' brains-Pet ownership increased noticeably during the pandemic

    03/02/2022 7:06:51 AM PST · by SJackson · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2-24-22 | Michael Hollan
    PhD student Jennifer Applebaum from the Department of Sociology and Criminology at the University of Florida has been examining for several years the effect that pets have on their owners. Her initial findings focused on how people viewed their pets and how laws and policies may not be in line with these views. Recently, however, her research revealed that having pets may actually help owners stave off memory loss and cognitive decline, WRAL reports. While the effect was most notable with dog and cat owners, pets such as birds, fish and other smaller animals also benefited their owners. It's believed...
  • Sell vehicles towed during protest to cover city's costs, says Watson

    02/20/2022 6:30:02 AM PST · by billorites · 140 replies
    CBC ^ | February 20, 2022 | CBC News
    Ottawa's mayor says any vehicles seized during the police crackdown on the occupation of the downtown should be sold to cover costs incurred by the city. "We actually have the ability to confiscate those vehicles and sell them," Mayor Jim Watson said Saturday. "And I want to see them sold. I don't want the return to these people who've been causing such frustration and angst in our community." The mayor told CBC News that Ottawa has that power due to the Emergencies Act, which was invoked by the federal government last week. Watson said he's been pleased by the level...
  • Voices’ sound off to Gov. Polis: Boot Ellen Kessler from vet board

    01/22/2022 5:25:38 PM PST · by george76 · 14 replies
    Sterling Journal-Advocate ^ | January 21, 2022 | Jeff Rice
    Controversial appointee accuses ranchers of ‘scam’ in recent wolf kills.. For a day and a half, county officials, policy experts and politicians discussed the challenges unique to rural Colorado, but the most satisfying moment for most attendees came at the very end. The annual Voices of Rural Colorado Conference returned after a one-year COVID-19 hiatus, hosted by the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce. The conference is a joint effort by Action 22, Pro 15 and Club 20, organizations that represent the interests of 59 of Colorado’s 64 counties. The 2022 conference covered such things as affordable housing, higher education, energy...
  • Ranchers in some states can shoot wolves that attack their livestock. But not in Colorado.

    01/22/2022 5:17:31 PM PST · by george76 · 46 replies
    The Colorado Sun ^ | Jan 21, 2022 | David Gilbert
    Attacks on cattle and dogs by wolves that migrated into northwest Colorado from Wyoming have stoked a rancher-wolf controversy sooner than expected. Don Gittleson woke up Wednesday morning to a sight that’s starting to feel common on his North Park ranch: a cow torn up by wolves, the third attack on his livestock since a few days before Christmas. If this were Montana, Wyoming or Idaho, Gittleson could pull out a gun and shoot the predator dead. But this is Colorado. Wolves in Colorado are protected under state law. Killing them – no matter how many cows or sheep or...
  • Climate alarmists plan to destroy a whole village

    11/13/2021 9:53:15 AM PST · by rktman · 49 replies
    Americanthinker.com ^ | 11/13/2021 | Pandra Selivanov
    Fairbourne is a tiny Welsh village of only 700 people, tucked between mountains and the Irish sea. Founded around 1865, the pace is so slow that "Dragon's Teeth" tank traps from World War II still dot the beach to fend off a German invasion that never came. There's nothing particularly outstanding about Fairbourne to attract visitors. It's just a lovely little place to live. Or it was. In 2014, the authorities decided that Fairbourne was at high risk of flooding from climate change. Let's just ponder that for a moment. Seven years have gone by since the arbitrary decision that...
  • High court says eviction moratorium illegal, alarming Catholic Charities CEO

    08/27/2021 12:40:30 PM PDT · by Marchmain · 24 replies
    Angelus / Catholic News Service ^ | August 27, 2021 | Dennis Sadowski
    A national eviction moratorium that protected millions of Americans who have fallen behind on rent payments is unconstitutional, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled. In a 6-3 opinion announced late Aug. 26, the court's conservative majority agreed with a coalition of landlords and real estate groups who challenged the extension of a moratorium put in place by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The decision raised concerns among advocates of affordable housing. They called for state and local governments to speed up the distribution of $46.5 billion in federal emergency rental assistance funds made available in response to the coronavirus...
  • Federal Judge Considers Blocking Biden’s Extension of Eviction Moratorium

    08/09/2021 10:26:53 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Conservative Brief ^ | 08/09/2021 | Ian Cheong
    Following the Democrat-run House of Representatives’ failure to extend the moratorium on evictions in the United States, Joe Biden walked back his earlier claim that he lacked the authority to extend the moratorium unanimously. And now, a federal judge is considering the legality of his order. Despite his lack of constitutional authority, Biden caved to progressives and extended the moratorium knowing full well that it would not pass muster if brought to the courts. On Monday, a federal judge rose up to challenge the Biden administration’s order, suggesting that it is engaging in legal “gamesmanship” to resurrect a pandemic-related eviction...
  • Tucker Carlson: CDC Director Rochelle Walensky now makes the laws, and she's taking your private property

    08/04/2021 10:06:35 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    Fox News ^ | 08/04/2021 | Tucker Carlson
    On New Year’s Day of this year, Rochelle Walensky was just a college professor in Massachusetts. You’d almost certainly never heard of her. You definitely didn’t vote for her at any point, because Walensky had never run for office. As of January first, Walensky’s political power was precisely the same as yours and everyone else’s in this supposedly self-governing republic: she had one vote out of a nation of 320 million people. And then, just a few weeks later, everything changed, for her, and for the rest of us. Joe Biden appointed Walensky to run the Centers for Disease Control...
  • Landlord Group Sues Biden's CDC Over Eviction Ban Extension

    08/05/2021 6:29:09 AM PDT · by george76 · 41 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 04 August 2021 | Eric Mack
    Landlord groups are suing the Biden administration for extending the pandemic eviction moratorium from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, claiming the new order can only be extended by new legislation, as ruled by the U.S. Supreme Court. The Alabama and Georgia associations of Realtors filed an emergency motion Wednesday night with Judge Dabney Friedrich of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, asking her to enforce the Supreme Court's recent order stating that the CDC could not extend the moratorium without new legislation. The Alabama Association of Realtors said the CDC issued the new order "for...
  • CDC issues eviction moratorium extension after Democratic outcry

    08/03/2021 4:45:28 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 72 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 03, 2021 - 07:30 PM EDT | BY BRETT SAMUELS
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Tuesday issued a moratorium on evictions targeting areas of the country with high levels of COVID-19 transmission, extending an eviction ban for much of the nation just days after a blanket moratorium had expired. The CDC order applies to counties experiencing significant levels of virus spread, which is defined by the agency as 50 to 100 cases per 100,000 people. A congressional source said the order will likely apply to roughly 90 percent of the renter population in the U.S. The order will expire on Oct. 3. It was issued after...
  • ‘Squad’ member vows to sleep outside Capitol as eviction freeze nears end

    07/31/2021 12:21:31 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 31 replies
    NY Post ^ | 31 Jul 2021 | Samuel Chamberlain
    Rep. Cori Bush (D-Mo.) said Friday night that she would sleep outside the US Capitol in an effort to persuade Congress to extend the nationwide moratorium on evictions set to expire Saturday. “Many of my Democratic colleagues chose to go on vacation early today rather than staying to vote to keep people in their homes,” Bush tweeted. “I’ll be sleeping outside the Capitol tonight. We’ve still got work to do.” Bush, 45, who experienced a period of homelessness nearly two decades ago, sent a letter to her colleagues earlier Friday calling on them to stay in Washington DC a little...
  • Federal Court Rules CDC’s COVID-19 Eviction Moratorium of Non-Paying Tenants Is Unlawful

    07/23/2021 6:38:51 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 07/23/2021 | Jack Phillips
    A federal court on Friday ruled that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) overstepped its authority by halting evictions during the COVID-19 pandemic.The Cincinnati-based U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously agreed (pdf) with a lower court ruling that said the CDC engaged in federal overreach with the eviction moratorium, which the agency has consistently extended for months. Several weeks ago, the CDC announced it would allow the policy, which was passed into law by Congress, to expire at the end of July.“It is not our job as judges to make legislative rules that favor one side...
  • Whatever Happened to Property Rights?

    07/06/2021 5:06:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 44 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 6, 2021 | Stephen Moore
    I'm no lawyer, that's for sure, and so I don't have expertise on the intricacies of the law, but I am angry as a hornet by the recent Supreme Court decision upholding the federal "eviction moratorium." On Tuesday, the high court in a divided 5-4 opinion will allow the moratorium to continue until August. This moratorium allows people to stay in their apartments and other rental units and not pay the rent they agreed to. This policy started more than a year ago when the pandemic was in full force. But the policy is unconstitutional -- an affront to basic...
  • SCOTUS Says Violating the Constitution is Fine if Temporary (What a Mess this Whole thing Has brought on.)

    07/12/2021 11:07:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 55 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 12, 2021 | Cece O'leary
    Guess what’s unconstitutional? When the federal government tells property owners they cannot be paid by tenants who rent their property. In September 2020, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) told state courts that they could not hear eviction proceedings and unilaterally declared that private property owners had to allow non-paying renters to live rent-free until the CDC says otherwise. At the time, the CDC pointed to COVID-19 as justification for its unprecedented power grab, but it quickly proclaimed that the federal agency could stop evictions at anytime in the name of “fairness”—pandemic or not. If this sounds...
  • Constitutional Refuseniks(Oathkeepers)

    04/12/2011 6:46:23 AM PDT · by marktwain · 47 replies
    reason.com ^ | May, 2011 | Radley Balko
    When you run down the list of issues the Oath Keepers are worried about, it reads a lot like a bill of particulars from the American Civil Liberties Union. The Oath Keepers don't like warrantless searches. They're upset that the executive branch has claimed the power to classify American citizens as enemy combatants, detain them indefinitely, and try them before military tribunals. They worry that a large-scale terrorist attack similar to 9/11 could lead to the mass detention of Arabs or Muslims, just as Japanese Americans were detained during World War II. They worry about crackdowns on political speech, protest,...
  • Supreme Court allows coronavirus eviction moratorium to remain in place

    06/29/2021 4:19:01 PM PDT · by Magnatron · 139 replies
    CNN Fake News ^ | 29 June 2021 | Ariane de Vogue
    A divided Supreme Court on Tuesday denied a request to block a US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention order that prohibits landlords nationwide from evicting certain tenants who fail to pay rent amid the Covid-19 pandemic. The court's order means the moratorium will remain in place until July 31. Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Brett Kavanaugh joined with the court's three liberals to keep the moratorium in place. Justices Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito, Neil Gorsuch and Amy Coney Barrett said they would have granted the request.
  • ‘The eviction moratorium is killing small landlords,’ says one, as ban is extended another month

    06/27/2021 7:20:17 AM PDT · by george76 · 57 replies
    CNBC ^ | JUN 25 2021 | Diana Olick
    The majority of the nation’s landlords are individual investors. They own about 23 million units in 17 million properties, according to the U.S. Census. More than 6 million renter households are behind on rent. The one-month extension of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s eviction moratorium was welcome news for tenants but another nail in the coffin for some struggling landlords. Groups representing landlords had been lobbying hard to end the moratorium and now warn even another month will put some of those landlords out of business. “Each passing month further escalates the risk of losing an ever-increasing amount...