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BLM DOI Tells taxpayers – Go to Hell

15 Nov

Let’s discuss The Department of the Interior and the Bureau of Land Management within a Public Debate Platform right here, right now.  This is especially in regard to America’s Wild Horse Herds. The situation serves us well, as it exemplifies many politicians, scientists, researchers, and land management people’s opinion that current management within these aforementioned agencies, all the way to District office levels within the DOI and BLM, be terminated before our Public Lands are totally ruined.

Not only incompetence and mismanaged Ecosystems top the list of this necessity, proving costly to taxpayers in the long-haul of the life cycle; but outright illegal behavior and irresponsible spending of our taxpayer dollars as well.  Yes, as obvious to many, there are thieves and scoundrels within the BLM and DOI, as well as those who cater to special interest groups, to include Ken Salazar.

Irresponsible Leadership

First we go to Leadership and the head of the Department of the Interior, Ken Salazar, a rancher.  The Bureau of Land Management (BLM who oversee our Public Lands for the taxpayers) also remains Ken Salazar’s responsibility, as being under the Management and Administrative arms of the Department of the Interior (DOI).  The lack of leadership within these agencies is obvious, due to their special-interest group priorities and a basic attitude of “the taxpayers can go to hell” mentality.

One does not have to ponder the situation much to acknowledge Welfare Ranching (in excess of $890 million dollars a year-plus and rising per year) on our Public Lands is not necessary.  They simply put that money in their pockets.  But there is a rancher that heads-up DOI, ranchers as consultants on the Wild Horse and Burro Program, and ranchers with BLM at all significant agency departments, in both DOI and BLM.

Conflict of Interest – Absolutely!  Make no doubt!  And using our Public Lands as their playground to make more and more money!  Of course, at taxpayer expense!

Billions of dollars spent needlessly over the past four years (i.e. see government budgets and GAO Reports for Public scrutiny and on the Internet), and one can even say beyond a doubt and with harsh accuracy, since the early 1990’s even, reflects this mismanaged agency and sub-agency. This is not a hollow statement, as an undercover investigation in the early 1990’s provided many felony arrest warrants, in excess of 1,250 just within BLM and their employees at that time.  The situation called off by one or two legislators, as their involvement and illegal activity was to be highlighted next. Reports and a thorough White Paper can be reviewed on the entire 1990’s undercover investigation at http://www.peer.org .

The people mentioned within these executed felonies in the early 1990’s, via filing for arrest warrants, are now within many management levels of the DOI, BLM, and even USFWS.  Mr. Salazar has had access to this information, with full knowledge of the employees involved (i.e. as the head management person responsible for agency conduct), and has essentially allowed their behavior to continue, after all, he is the head of it all.

How profound to assume Mr. Salazar knows nothing!  And what of the wild horses being shot in Nevada, with Welfare Ranchers hiring the people to shoot the horses, as nothing more than pests in regard to Public Lands?  Or the stuffed wild horse in one of the shooters’ living room, proudly displaying his capture as a trophy – all the while BLM employees’ awareness of all of these felony situations exists, and even guests at this particular fellows home (as testimony will show in the future).  So Mr. Salazar does not know about this situation either?

Missing 1,700 Wild Horses from the Roundups

Illegal and certainly questionable activities have been brought to the public’s attention recently, exemplified by the Tom Davis situation.  It involves the BLM selling Wild Horses to Mr. Davis, which he then takes to slaughter into Mexico or Canada.  Mr. Salazar has an assumed (based on much more information and his conduct) knowledge about this situation; Ironically, not only by obvious approval to BLM staff to sell Tom Davis roundup Horses’ from the Wild Horse Herds (essentially America’s horses and sponsored via taxpayer money) and selling them at a tremendous discount to Mr. Davis, but Mr. Salazar’s brother (undefined statements) lives next door to Mr. Davis.

Happenstance of circumstance?  Coincidence?  An odd and ironic accident?  Or should it be defined as an Ethics violation, certainly illegal behavior, and perhaps considered to be several events of fraudulent activity?  Who really knows the number of wild horses sold to Mr. Davis, as no one is allowed to do an appropriate headcount of the wild horses supposedly in permanent and well protected corrals throughout the southwest as well as Wyoming, Nevada, and Utah.  These corrals are BLM and BLM contractors’ access only?  This fact alone generates many questions in regard to even more illegal activities.

The assumed amount (known at this point) to be 1,700 wild horses sold to Tom Davis, and sold to slaughter plants in excess of $700 each, reflects quite a profitable run for the criminal behavior.  And again Mr. Salazar’s attitude, as well as the BLM employees as well, is that the Public Can Go To Hell!  But our tax dollars, sir – what about our tax dollars?  What about America’s wild horse herds, sir, what about them, they belong to all American’s and not something you can do with them as you please!

Illegal and Unethical behavior and to hell with Taxpayers!

And of course, the taxpayers are footing the bill for the wild horses, conducive to the BLM estimated numbers of 40,000 wild horses (yes, fraud comes into play again and again with these same DOI and BLM people).  This costs taxpayers $58+ million dollars per year – and on the basis of what BLM employees and independent contractors tell the taxpayers (see GAO Reports).

But who knows, as BLM outright lies about how much money they make in a year from licensing or permits – and keep in mind BLM is the most litigated and sued agency in United States history – and yes, exemplifies their common employee attitude that the taxpayers can go to hell!

Lawsuits are quite costly, and the Justice Department (yet another obvious and outright unethical situation, as their mission is to protect the public from such shenanigans by government agencies) is the BLM / DOI Justice Department Attorney’s that defend the DOI and BLM staff – another quite costly situation to the taxpayers of America.

Leaving wild horse herds on the range costs the taxpayers nothing, and the wild horse herds do NO HARM to the ECOSYSTEM what so ever.  This is validated by sound and legitimate independent research time and again (see peer.org and other terrestrial and range management science sites or — simply Google cattle grazing on Public Lands).

An overall abundance of technical and terrestrial reports as well as legitimate range management reports attest to the No Harm from Horses paradigm on Public Lands.  Of course, not so ironic, these same reports dispute the narrow and non-legitimate BLM rangeland reports, due to BLM researchers and data gatherers’ leaving out cattle as being a studied group within those same reports.  And, of course the special interest groups (Welfare Ranchers) actually define BLM / DOI researcher’s data, via bias, and what goes into the actual studies.  This is also what reaches the public and taxpayers, essentially false information.

This only leaves other mammals’ with hooves to take the blame for cattle and ruining of many Ecosystems, which is more erroneous information deduced by bias research; and within the BLM and Mr. Salazars’ attitude and condescension toward the public, of telling the public to go to hell.  Just as ridiculous as it sounds here, the fact is the BLM and their data gatherers expect us to believe their data.

Recommendation?  Open Debate Platform

This is the reasoning behind Public Debate, and it being so important.  The facts must come out, as we are being ripped-off within this non-transparent situation.  Simply attempt to obtain information, or ask the BLM Administrators where our publically owned Wild Horse Herd horses are located.

More than that, how did just a narrow scope of interests become so dominant within a government agency.  Welfare Ranchers are continuing to rip-off taxpayers, and even setup No Trespassing signs on Public Lands, all the while they only have grazing permits to use on that same land.  Is the situation out of hand?  Completely, and at the expense of taxpayers, and at a significantly large amount.

It is simply time to remove all those with previous ranching backgrounds from BLM and DOI.  They have proven themselves as non-Americans’, scoundrels, only using our tax dollars for themselves – they figured out early on how to rip us off.  It is time to obtain legitimate Environmentalists to manage our Public Lands and become Administrators of our over all environment through the Department of the Interior.  And by the way, I must say this for all taxpayers — Mr. Salazar, you go to hell.

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10 Comments

Posted by on November 15, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

10 responses to “BLM DOI Tells taxpayers – Go to Hell

  1. Barbara Leonard

    November 15, 2012 at 7:14 pm

    Please join the many of us who chant: Fire Salazar, replace him with Rep. Raul Grijalva of AZ!

     
  2. Teresa Alana Grant

    November 15, 2012 at 7:26 pm

    Hooray for another absolutely truthful account of the BLM’s misconduct. Let’s share this and make it viral. We must put an end to this crisis now!

     
  3. Ann Lawrence

    November 15, 2012 at 9:08 pm

    Gawd I wish we could saddle up and posse after Salazar and apply that old time western justice of what they did to horse rustlers–if you get my drift–cause that’s what he did–he STOLE 1700 public horses. And they’re GONE ! FEEL MY ANGER !

     
  4. Melissa Ohlsson

    November 16, 2012 at 9:52 am

    Totally AWESOME article! Sharing it FAR and WIDE… Bye bye Salazar!

     
  5. Janis Farmanian

    November 16, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    I agree with Barbara. Lets fire Salazar and hir Raul Grijalva. This article is right on!! The author has done his homework! I have been following this for years. 50,000 wild horses rounded up and are still being rounded up in a very inhumane way. Many have died because of their cruelty. Many are being sent to slaughter.
    The BLM is corrupt. He is right. They could CARE LESS about what the taxpayers think. 75 percent of the taxpayers do not want our horses and wolves killed in this manner. They are supposed to be a steward of the land but they are destroying it and for what? GREED and WELFARE RANCHERS

     
  6. Steve

    November 16, 2012 at 6:35 pm

    Well written. This is going to both my senators immediately. In the meantime everyone sign this petition to rid our DOI of Ken Salazar and replace with Raul Grijalva!

    http://www.thepetitionsite.com/136/893/753/replace-ken-salazar-with-raul-grijalva-and-help-save-our-wildlife/#

     
  7. Sandra Rogers Longley

    November 17, 2012 at 1:36 am

    Salazars sole job is following the protections of the 1971 law..to protect the wild horses..his recorded comment “wild horses do NOT belong on public lands” should have been enough to disqualify him to lead the DOI..he has invested little in improving ranges and habitat..around 5%, while spending over 50% of the budget for roundups and holding..most improvements are the result of lawsuits brought by WWP..the numbers of lawsuits filed across the board against the DOI and BLM alone should be a wake up call

     
  8. Brenda

    November 17, 2012 at 7:11 pm

    Clean house, start with Salazar, and file criminal charges against these folks… You know, that me or you would have been arrested, and the key thrown away long ago…

     
  9. Wendy Anderson

    November 17, 2012 at 8:14 pm

    I think the wild horses deserve land more then people, there is enough land for all!!
    Wendy Anderson

     

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