Man vs. Nature

Earth Day Is the Time to Challenge the Environmentalist Premise that Man Should Be Sacrificed in by Peter Schwartz For the first time in American history, the government is ordering the destruction of a dam--for environmental reasons. This July, Edwards Dam, a small hydroelectric facility on the Kennebec River in Augusta, Maine, will be torn down by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Its crime? It is blocking the path of fish that swim upstream to spawn. As recounted in a N.Y. Times article, "the hindrance the Edwards Dam posed to migratory fish outweighed the benefit it provided in electric generation." On Earth Day, it is worth noting this event, for it illuminates the essential meaning of environmentalism. The closing of Edwards Dam is the implementation of environmentalism's fundamental, though often unrecognized, tenet: that man ought to be sacrificed for the sake of nature. The common view of environmentalism is that ...
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Federal Theft of Property Rights

by Paul Craig Roberts Now that Soviet Communism has fallen of its own weight, Americans are left with the brutal fact that our own government is our worst enemy. this is a disturbing thought, but - - lets face it - - our government is no longer "of the people, by the people, and for the people." Government has its own agenda, which differs fundamentally from the aims of the productive men and women whose every-day work carries this country along. For example, farmers today find that they cannot clear drainage ditches, farm bottom land, repair levies or put up a fence on their won property without the risk of criminal prosecution. And we can expect the "Greens" to use the Soil Conservation Service to replace private farming with Land Use Planning at the Federal level. Uncertain law, based on the power of the bureaucracy to spin regulations out of ...
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Angry Over Abuses by IRS, EPA, BLM, etc.?

Much Worse Lies Ahead Under New UN Treaty by "Fossil Bill" Kramer Why must there always be some who insist on dictating to and forcing their beliefs on everyone else? On his recent visit, Jiang Zemin, dictator of China, made clear that his government will never allow freedom of expression and has no intentions of moving towards democracy. He says people must be led (coerced, driven) for society to move in the right direction. He justified the massacre of students (and imprisonment of those who survived) at Tiananmen Square in 1989. After all, he explained, government knows best and cannot be criticized. This, of course, is what dictators have always said. And with the "right Direction" determined by them and their henchmen, guess who always benefits most? In Russia, Communist revolutionaries plotted to overthrow the Czarist tyranny - a commendable ambition. They promised if they succeeded that national wealth and ...
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Don’t Let This Grinch Steal Your Christmas – Greenpeace Lies About Vinyl Are Outrageous, Unscientific

by "Fossil Bill" Kramer We’ve all heard of the Grinch who stole Christmas. But it’s just lately - mid-November, 1998, in fact - we finally learned that Grinch’s name: Greenpeace! Now the Grinch is stealing this Christmas. Why? Well, though essential to many life-saving medicines as well as other products, and while even our own bodies make it to fight infections, this Grinch has long waged total war against chlorine. And several years back it opened another front by mounting an offensive against vinyl (polyvinyl chloride) saying chlorine made it dangerous. Recently, however, its campaigns against chlorine and vinyl have lost popularity - as has the Grinch itself. We’re told since 1991 it has lost nearly two-thirds of its members, much of its budget, been forced to lay off over 80% of its staff and close most of its offices. Obviously this crisis called for desperate measures! So on November ...
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New Executive Order Targets the Family Dog

On February 3, 1999, President Clinton signed an Executive Order to create a new federal bureaucracy called the "Interagency Invasive Species Council." The new agency, under the direct control of Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt, will develop and enforce a master plan to remove "invasive species" from public lands. To quote the Executive Order, "'alien species' means, with respect to a particular ecosystem, any species including its seeds, eggs, spores, or other biological material capable of propagating that species that is not native to that ecosystem." Because the Executive Order fails to define domesticated species, most agricultural crop and animal species would clearly fall within the definition of alien. Domesticated pets, many houseplants and Kentucky bluegrass used in most lawns and golf courses would also be defined as alien species under this Executive Order. And, as Tom McDonnell of the American Sheep Industry Association says, "with this administration’s preoccupation with indigenous ...
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Unchecked by Federal Law Enforcement, Green Terrorism Is On the Rise

By Tom DeWeese On the night of Sunday, October 18, 1998, America changed. Whether it will be a change for good or bad depends entirely on the resolve of the American people, and in particular, on the nation's law makers and law enforcers. On that night in October, the term "eco-terrorism" finally gained national attention as buildings, ski lifts and a new hotel construction site in Vail, Colorado were burned to the ground. When the smoke cleared, over $12 million of private property lay in rubble. The Earth Liberation Front (ELF), an arm of the radical Earth First!, took credit, saying it lit the fires to protect endangered species. The fires came after the environmentalists had lost a court battle to block construction of the new hotel. The national news media was puzzled by the violence, saying in headlines, "Radical environmentalists take NEW approach." The Associated Press (AP) produced an ...
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Environmentalism: RETURN TO EDEN OR TICKET TO HELL?

By Kathleen Marquardt "Environmentalism" is a word we hear almost everyday, but what does it mean? My dictionary does not define environmentalism but it defines environmentalist as "an expert on environmental problems; any person who advocates or works to protect the air, water, animals, plants, and other natural resources from pollution or its effects." Thus environmentalism would be the act of protecting the air, water, animals, plants, and other natural resources from pollution or its effects. Protecting our natural resources from pollution or its effects, that sounds reasonable. As such we are all environmentalists, right? None of us is out to pollute or even to protect polluters. Protecting natural resources is what environmentalism is supposed to be about, but is it? First, let us look at our environmental track record here in the United States. The Index of Leading Environmental Indicators findings include: The threat posed by air pollution to ...
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Green “PACMAN” Devouring America’s Property Rights

Quietly, almost unnoticed, private property is disappearing throughout America at an alarming rate. Through an almost unintelligible maze of federal, state, county and local environmental laws, regulations, programs and taxes - combined with a concerted effort by highly-funded and politically-powerful environmental groups - property owners are disappearing like the dinosaurs of another era. Using regulations and programs like: the Endangered Species Act, wet lands regulations, government land acquisition programs, Clean Air Act, the Biological Service, forest regulations, land trusts, water shed protection, Heritage Corridors, green ways and eco-regions, the federal government is rapidly carving up the nation. In its wake, industries, farms and American dreams are being destroyed. The main enforcers of these policies are the National Park Service, the Army Corp of Engineers, Fish and Wildlife Service, National Forest Service, The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and 800,000 lawyers. These are aided by the advance troops of environmental radicals who ...
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Sustainable Development

Code Word For "This Is a Stick-Up-Give Me Your Property" "A PLAN TO SAVE HUMANITY IS ALMOST ALWAYS A FALSE FRONT FOR THE URGE TO RULE." H.L. MENCKEN "AL CAPONE'S ENFORCERS USED FEAR TO FORCE SHOPKEEPERS TO BUY 'INSURANCE'..." PAUL HARVEY "...AND YOU TELL ME OVER AND OVER MY FRIEND, YOU DON'T BELIEVE WE'RE ON THE EVE OF DESTRUCTION..." SINGER BARRY MCGUIRE, 1966 The greatest stick-up in human history is well under way and Americans are being told it's all for their own good. And so, the deafening silence you hear is a nation's lack of resistance as American liberty disappears under a central organizing principle called "Sustainable Development." Imagine and America in which a specific "ruling principle" was created to decide proper societal conduct for every citizen. That principle would be used to consider everything you eat, what you wear, the kind of home you live in, the way ...
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This is Not a Political Debate

On October 16, 1997, 60 members of the violent environmental organization Earth First terrorized two female staff members of Congressman Frank Riggs at his office in Eureka, California. Wearing black ski masks and hoods, they dropped a 400 pound tree stump onto the office floor and four Earth First members chained themselves to the stump. Meanwhile, other demonstrators dumped sawdust and woodchips on the office furniture and a carpet. A Riggs staffer said there was a "strong smell of urine" left on the office furniture. Earlier, Earth First assaulted Montana Senator Conrad Burns by dumping a bucket of Bison entrails on him at a meeting. Earth First calls such acts "freedom of speech." It's all OK, of course, because Earth First carries out its dirty little attacks in the name of saving the environment. Earth First even receives grants from the federal government for it "projects." Do you think such ...
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