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Why are Wild Horses and other Wildlife Starving on America’s Public Lands? Overabundance of Cattle!

1545031_649920625064634_1390514084_n “If the Bureau or Land Management or their Supporters say it, it is simply something of a misrepresented fact, or just a lie.  Profound that a government agency is and remains at that level — which includes lack of integrity, unethical behavior, and at times unchecked criminal conduct.”  Anonymous and Witness

Now it is obvious, more than every before, American’s can not trust our government agencies to complete tasks with responsible conduct, ethics, and honesty. Integrity is gone from such government agencies as the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and their oversight agency the Department of the Interior.

Exclusion of Cattle Grazing

But rather than editorialize, let’s take a look at a situation, very real, very questionable in ethics and conduct. One can state in a blunt way that BLM can not only no longer be trusted due to their questionable manipulation of science and data gathering, but they are dishonest as well as criminal. Taking the effects of cattle grazing out of technical reports is simply dishonest, and costly to the taxpayer.

What is criminal in nature about this circumstance? Extremely large budgets are completed, and are based on the honesty of Science Data and the Technical Reports to follow. Also, Environmental Assessments, assumed honest data is included; give outright permission for all of types of projects on Public Lands to be conducted. But without complete honesty of data, then we can simply surmise dishonesty in not only fact, but they are conducting fraudulent circumstances to generate projects and roundups of wild horses, under the guise of falsified information.

“GRAZING PUNTED FROM FEDERAL STUDY OF LAND CHANGES IN WEST Scientists Told to Not Consider Grazing Due to Fear of Lawsuits and Data Gaps Posted on Nov 30, 2011  — PEER

Washington, DC — The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is carrying out an ambitious plan to map ecological trends throughout the Western U.S. but has directed scientists to exclude livestock grazing as a possible factor in changing landscapes, according to a scientific integrity complaint filed today by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER).  The complaint describes how one of the biggest scientific studies ever undertaken by BLM was fatally skewed from its inception by political pressure. . .

Exclusion of grazing was met with protests from the scientists.  Livestock grazing is permitted on two-thirds of all BLM lands, with 21,000 grazing allotments covering 157 million acres across the West.  As one participating scientist said, as quoted in workshop minutes: “We will be laughed out of the room if we don’t use grazing. If you have the other range of disturbances, you have to include grazing.” In the face of this reaction, BLM initially deferred a decision but ultimately opted to –

  • Remove livestock grazing from all Ecoregional assessments, citing insufficient data.  As a result, the assessments do not consider massive grazing impacts even though trivial disturbance factors such as rock hounding are included; and
  • Limit consideration of grazing-related information only when combined in an undifferentiated lump with other native and introduced ungulates (such as deer, elk, wild horses and feral donkeys).”

One cannot discuss the effects on streams by grazing livestock without recognizing the interwoven and connected nature of watersheds, riparian zones, streams, and watershed activities. Activities affecting watersheds or riparian zones also affect stream ecosystems directly, indirectly, and cumulatively. So here I will simply peruse the situation from a common sense and well referenced perspective.

Impacts of vegetation removal can be placed into two categories: shifts in the plant community structure and removal of plant growth or biomass. Livestock can do both of these. Major changes in the plant community structure and usually a reduction in the number of species have been reported in the western United States.

When we discuss, for example, wild horses starving on our nations multi-use Public Lands, it is the result – most often – of over-grazing from cattle and sheep on Public Lands. Yes a comparative exists — the Canary in the mines of years past, currently the wild horses on Public Lands, are and remain speaking Loud And Clear:

Public lands are being and continue to be mismanagement by the BLM . . .

Summary of Effects of Vegetation Removal

  • Vegetation removal exposes soil to the energy of raindrops, facilitates sheet flow erosion, runoff, and the ability to move sediment, increase in floods, sediment clearing costs very high, et al . . .
  • In contrast, vegetation increases stream bank strength to resist erosion.
  • Stream channels along heavily vegetated areas are deeper and narrower than along poorly vegetated areas.
  • Sediment runoff is higher for heavily grazed watersheds compared to lightly grazed watersheds.

Summary of Temperature Effects

  • Removal of streamside vegetation can increase mean temperature and temperature extremes.
  • Streams along wooded riparian zones may be cooler in summer and warmer in winter.
  • Relatively small changes in stream temperature can shift aquatic communities a 3.6 degree F increase is sufficient to shift from a coldwater to a warm water habitat.
  • An increase in stream temperature from 3.6 to 9 degrees F is common when streamside vegetation is removed.

Sedimentation is recognized as the most prevalent and damaging pollution in streams in North America (Waters, 1995). Livestock grazing can increase sediment load from the watershed, increase in stream trampling, increase disturbance and erosion from overgrazed stream banks, reduced sediment trapping by riparian and in stream vegetation, decreased bank stability and increased peak flows from compaction. In streams assessed in 2000, the most common agricultural pollutant was silt, which was a contributing factor for 31% of streams considered impaired (USEPA, 2000).

Summary of Effects Due to Channel Morphology

  • Unstable stream channels and the loss of fish and invertebrate habitat are often attributed to cattle grazing practices in riparian areas.
  • Stream channels along heavily vegetated areas are deeper and narrower than along poorly vegetated areas.
  • Livestock management often causes local changes in habitat, thereby impacting fish, large mammals (vertebrates), birds, insects, invertebrates, and simply much wildlife that makes an Ecosystem or entire environment healthy.
  • Changes are much more pronounced in small streams than large ones; impacts on lakes are under-studied but appear to be mineralized or disturbed (Klamath Lake, Or. For example.
  • The natural variance among stream channels, lakes, and wetlands makes generic conclusions very difficult. Most impacts and most Best Management Practices will be site-specific. Site-specific BMPs depend on stream morphology.

Summary of Nutrient Effects

  • Excess nutrients in streams cause eutrophication to increase. Eutrophication is the process where aquatic vegetation grows quickly and decomposes, consuming oxygen from the stream.
  • Nutrient concentrations (various forms of N and P) in runoff increase with increasing grazing duration.
  • Retiring areas from grazing but maintaining grass vegetation reduces nutrient delivery, but dissolved N may be reduced differentially in relation to dissolved P.


Here I have merely touched upon things that are severe and directly related to Cattle Grazing on our Public Lands. It appears overwhelmingly foolish to take cattle and their effects on our Public Lands out of any investigation or technical report – or blocked from collecting data on cattle or sheep grazing on our Public Lands.

“The current environmental focus on controlling nonpoint pollution to protect our surface water has led to the discussion of management of our Public lands. The Environmental Protection Agency states that agriculture has a greater impact on stream and river contamination than any other nonpoint source. Grazing, particularly improper grazing or overabundant grazing of public lands areas can contribute to many nonpoint source pollution. Negative impacts downstream include the contamination, for example, of drinking water supplies and watersheds alike (55% of drinking water comes from surface water” (Brown, 1994) . . .

It is time American’s start asking, well no, demanding honesty, integrity, and responsible conduct from the Bureau of Land Management and the Department of the Interior. Then demand they stop lying to the American Public, manipulating science to their political agendas, and lie to the taxpaying public about constantly.

So the next time a BLM or DOLI, or BLM supporters discuss such things as Environmental Assessments, Wild Horse Herd Counts by BLM, or much of anything that deals with our Public Lands, it can be considered questionable at best – do your research, question them and then ask for proof, and not their proof, as that is questionable, but proof from independent science or people in knowledgeable of BLM and government misrepresentation and lies. . .

NOTE:  American’s, taxpayer’s, need to WAKE UP – this is ongoing and happening right before our eyes, and most people say nothing, and accuse the wrong people of spending taxpayer money irresponsibly!  Taxpayer’s have indeed paid BLM and their contractors nearly $410 million dollars, in the past 6 years, for the saving of dead-horses (ironic at its best), which they either killed on the range during roundups, or have killed or sent to slaughter — this is in accord with their own inventory and payment vouchers.  A good example of their misconduct and ripping taxpayers off — actually it is criminal as well, but no one of authority will investigate.



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Posted by on September 28, 2015 in Uncategorized


Wild Horses versus the BLM and Supporters Virus (BLMS Virus): Sustainability Cohabitation and Truth – A Discussion of Utmost Importance

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Humanity is at a definitive moment in history. Right now disparity overwhelms our nation domestically, where poverty far worse than in previous years, and ironically ridiculed often; hunger in the streets ignored while homelessness made illegal as a remedy; ill health and illiteracy dominates our country domestically, where remedies for both are more commercial than social and qualification exists for legitimate assistance. Yes, hate and greed prevail in our nation of today.

Those awkward people in power today oddly ignores health and illiteracy; then onward to the continuing deterioration of the ecosystems on which we depend for our well-being, mostly for short-term profits; all the while supporting antiquated laws and policies that simply neglect today’s commercial as well as today’s environmental problems – in order for less than 1% to achieve superior profits, sacrificing our environment, our wildlife, and ecosystems throughout our country.

It’s time to be concerned. Integration of our surrounding environment and development concerns, cohabitation and sustainability, and greater attention to them can develop into a basic-needs necessity for our survival on this planet. It can essentially improve living standards for all, while developing better protected and managed ecosystems. This is a basis for change, for a prosperous future, when compared to the bleakness we currently have within our country today. It is a non-sustainable situation we live within, and our government apparently confused, and at times even ignores the problems so prolific and obvious to many . . .

There is a necessity today, an acceptance of the need to take a balanced and integrated approach to environment and development questions. Neglecting this will lead to harsh results. Fearing such terms as Humane, Compatibility, Cohabitation, and Sustainability is simply nonsense of the worst type, and very ignorant indeed. This ignorance leads to Eminent Destruction and the Fall of America. It needs to Stop!

Cohabitation and Sustainability

It is important to overcome confrontation and to foster a climate of genuine cooperation and solidarity. It is equally important to strengthen our bonds with our environment and diverse ecological systems. This diversity creates a sound and livable habitat and includes wildlife, vegetation, living within our mountains, our deserts, our oceanic biospheres and along our natural water resources within a cohabitate-methodology, or coexistence. We need, as humans to understand humane methods and ideas as a life-giving situation to promote sustainability, then to adapt to these realities. The best example here is to rid ourselves of the management-paradigms that are and have been quite irrational over time. The existence of such has led to destruction of our environment and our ecological systems that indeed support life on our planet currently.

Such situations as managing wildlife within a kill-paradigm as a conservation ideology is and remains ridiculous and ignorant, as well as totally non-useful today; the ideologies from the 1920’s onward in agricultural laws and policies that currently dominate our Public Lands, is not useful what so ever toward sustainability or our very life on this planet, as it leads to monetary short term profits only, and for very few.

Frankly, it leaves the majority of people in an unsustainable environmental complex of problems, with little to no support from the destroyed regional ecological systems that, in reality, support life. Is there a problem today? Absolutely, and it is quite ignorantly being ignored in total.

A Starting Point for Change

A first step towards improving the scientific basis for these strategies is a better understanding of land, oceans, atmosphere and their interlocking water, nutrient and biogeochemical cycles and energy flows which all form part of the Earth system. This is essential if a more accurate estimate is to be provided of the carrying capacity of the planet Earth and of its resilience under the many stresses placed upon it by human activities.

The sciences should continue to play an increasing role in providing for an improvement in the efficiency of resource utilization and in finding new development practices, resources, and alternatives.

Scientific knowledge should be applied to articulate and support the goals of sustainable development, through truthful assessments of current conditions and future prospects for the Earth system, which should be used in the decision-making process and in the interactive processes between the sciences and policymaking. Truth, not subjective reasoning here, is the objective – subjective reasoning got us to this point in history, which is unsustainable and destructive.

There needs to be an increased output from the sciences in order to enhance understanding and facilitate interaction between science and society. An increase in the scientific capacity and capability to achieve these goals will also be required.

The fact is sustainable development requires taking longer-term perspectives, integrating local and regional effects of global change into the development process, and using the best scientific and traditional knowledge available. Cohabitation ideology simply creates a truth, as living with the direct circumstances or results of negative actions would be corrected much sooner than later, especially when life-support or comfort remains involved within the cohabitate environment – which leads to an entirely other discussion of importance for later.

The development process should be constantly reevaluated, in light of the findings of scientific research, to ensure that resource utilization has reduced impacts on the Earth system. Even so, the future is uncertain, and there will be surprises. Good environmental and developmental management policies must therefore be scientifically robust, seeking to keep open a range of options to ensure flexibility of response.

The precautionary approach is important. Often, there is a communication gap among scientists, policy makers, and the public at large, whose interests are articulated by both governmental and non-governmental organizations.

Truth is the Road to Humane Ideologies

Why would I include something about Truth here, and why care? Well, one of the reasons we respect it is because of the extraordinarily high signal-to-noise ratio that we have here on our planet. Much or our conversation daily is about things that do not exist in the material plane, because they’re in the past or they’re in the future. When you think about it, a lot of our conversation simply does not have to do with the here and now. Truth is about accurate information, about the here and now –

The rise of the electronic communication infrastructure has not done anything to improve the signal-to-noise ratio. It has merely amplified and enhanced it. Instead or ordinary bullshit, you can now have flaming digital bullshit bounced off a satellite for your viewing and listening enjoyment.

When I sit in the middle of the Cascades, the Universe is the truth – all that surrounds me is the truth, true to itself and true to what I see, with no pretense of reality or perspective or existence – it is what it is. The Universe, or Creator, is love and shows us this quite often in all natural environments and surroundings. Just sit and watch, and ironically it gives you a break from the signal-to-noise ratio – quite extraordinary to say the least.

But there is a funny thing about truth. If your gitty-up and go moves forward, and you start telling the truth about things, there is inevitably going to be some resistance. Yes, there is going to be somebody around who’s got there hand in the till or a skeleton in their closet or an ace up their sleeve or some extra ego in their back pocket, who is not going to want you or I to talk. There are various ways they’ll keep you from talking, and you have to pay attention to them. If you start to say something that is true, insist on saying it until you’re finished saying it. Don’t let yourself be interrupted when you’re speaking the truth, as it cheapens the truth to let yourself be interrupted.

And of course, there is the situation that it is also possible to be a pain in the rear about truth, or anything else. There is an old yogic saying, “Truth is good, but it also needs to be helpful, necessary, and kind.”

There does not have to be a conclusion here at all. As this discussion must go forward, as it is reality. One can safely say our life and many lives within the future are banking on our honesty right now, and the ability to articulate and even defend the Truth and the spirit of Truth right now. One truth leads to another truth, then to another, and finally we can make those proper and truthful decisions that need to be made —


Posted by on September 24, 2015 in Uncategorized


Wild Horses, Wolves, Cougars, Bears and Modern Day Challenges Editorial

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“Not only are we connected to everything, we are all a part of everything, the past, the present, and the future . . . The Universe does this, to teach us right from wrong – so why are we ignoring the lessons from the Universe?” – John Cox, Writer/Photographer

Our government agencies meant to manage our nations Wildlife are not fulfilling their obligation, or their responsibility to garner, then protect these animals, and manage them in an appropriate manner. The non-profits, stating they also protect animals and our nation’s wildlife as well, also are to the point we should require labels of donators, so we can see for ourselves the non-profits priorities, and their special interests, other than what we attempt to understand, for them to tell us truthfully who it is they represent.

There currently exists a tremendous problem, as 50% to 60% of our wildlife is disappearing. Why should we be concerned? Because there is no sign what so ever of competence, either in the government agency management realm, or the non-profits who are paid in the thousands upon thousands of dollars in donations, who apparently are just as incompetent most often, or just do not know how to manage our wildlife appropriately.

  • Wolves are being slaughtered due to profound arrogance combined with a sick style of ignorance – at taxpayer expense, and inevitable destruction of forests and mountain environments due to their lack of future presence – all at taxpayer expense for refurbishment ;
  • Wild Horses being rounded up, then they disappear off the range, eventually to wind up in a kill-pin — then to slaughter. This all due to an evil arrogance and a sick intolerable ignorance, at taxpayer expense – all of it – and money at the root of a totally incompetent and profound situation, that in reality, simply does not need to happen what so ever – i.e. roundups of horses off Public Lands, when indeed there is not only room for growth, but enhances our environment while they remain – much more to this problem;
  • Cougar’s and those who profoundly paid to manage them, sending them to their death while issuing more permits to kill them – their counts based on false presentation of fact, and simply bad science and bad counts, so essentially due to a profound arrogance combined with a sick ignorant mind set – again environmental destruction up and coming, too many browsers – refurbishment all at taxpayers expense – all of it and for their mismanagement of taxpayer money as well;
  • Bear seasons made longer, more permits to kill them cheaper and easier to obtain, but as the others above certainly based on bad science and profound arrogance combined with a sad and very ignorant mind set from government agencies – out of control browsers and destruction of woodlands, forests and meadows – refurbishment all at taxpayers expense — .


Nature and Wildlife Extinction Crisis

Nature provides us with many things. These natural forms of life are not only all connected to us, but will cohabitate with us, that is, if we allowed them to. Humans endorse a constant lack of understanding with the term cohabitate; thereby, humane (yet another misunderstood term by humans) standards of planetary-existence are the problem here – ironically, the cure as well.

Nature provides us all with proper food, pure water and clean air. Right now our planet faces a crisis. We have lost 50% of the wildlife within this world we supposedly share it with. But due to our consumptive greed and odd paradigms to manage things, we do not really understand – many refuse to share; many refuse to only take what is needed and leave the rest, and many assume it proper to control wildlife and often even people (war et al.) populations by a kill-paradigm. What is going on in Our World today

The situation in capsule form: The more we kill wildlife, the more we must create a sustainable crop of the Earth’s own nutritional-elements for life, and the supportive ecology within each environment; but we cannot match nature and it’s unique paradigm of all things being connected, so we have a problem here – i.e. a healthy animal-plant-water-land mass situation becomes less, then lesser yet until total devastation inevitable.

We, the supposed Stewarts of our Lands and animals, either ignore this situation in total, or a larger percent of the time do such a poor job at the attempts to replace nature, that the outcome obvious . . .

In truth, these crucial elements are disappearing – the ecological situations being destroyed, even our long term existence, is becoming very questionable . . . but the more we center our mind-sets on particular items such as beef, sheep, hunting trophies’, etc., in order to subsist on this planet, and only those elements of commercial value toward high profit base / margins (cattle, et al), simply leads to the destruction of not only land, but a tremendous amounts of wildlife and ecological systems.

The fact is we are killing and consuming, or just outright killing to manage, the things that can sustain us very well, and has done so over the centuries.

We notice how things are connected, and understand them better, but ironically by those same things being destroyed; we also notice the ironic combination with antiquated regulations and laws for oversight, that simply no longer work within this social-commercial environment of today, and only kept due to profits, with no real science to support them at all. It is respect, consideration, and cohabitation that must be a priority right now – arrogantly, these situations overlooked entirely for short term profits.

The Living Planet Index

The steep decline of animal, fish, and bird numbers was calculated by analyzing 10,000 different populations, covering 3,000 species in total. The data was then, for the first time, used to create a representative “Living Planet Index” (LPL), reflecting the state of all 45,000 known vertebrates.

These are also the indicator, (i.e. more useful than the FTSE 100 index previously used), which monitored the overuse of our resources. This is to say simply, to observe and manage properly the things we are losing currently, or lost, is now more precise. Then to observe, by good science, the temporary replacement items, (e.g. the cattle industry that is bullying forcibly its way into domination of our lands) or other situations that when more contribute negatively, more destruction develops over all. So we are also discovering the overabundance of the “wrong elements” just as devastating and destructive as improper management of our wildlife, especially on a world-wide basis. So here we are, our connection to all else on this planet, our planet, being torn and ripped to shreds, in the name of corporate integrity.

We are currently, within a second Index within the LPL, leaving an extremely destructive imprint ecologically.   Currently, the global population is cutting down trees faster than growth can produce more, catching fish faster than the oceans fisheries can replenish and then restock, pumping water from rivers and aquifers faster than rainfall and watersheds can replenish them, and emitting more climate-warming carbon (cattle among other pollutants) dioxide, than the oceans and forests can absorb.

Let’s put this in easier terms – Today’s global rate of consumption would require, for example, four Planet-Earths to sustain U.S. levels of consumption, or 2.5 Earths to match the United Kingdom’s consumption currently.

Mountains, Wild Horses, and What I See

There exist many factors, both corrupt and ethically questionable, that have developed over the decades to get our wildlife and environment systems to this point.

  • Politicians simply operate and are attentive to special-interests, our wildlife and environment ignored;
  • Non-profits and their ever increasing competitive rolls in animal welfare and misinterpreting facts due to lack of knowledge, simply increases their priority for generating streams of monetary donations, rather than resolve issues (many simply just give the perception of their involvement, requiring       much less time and far cheaper) is a current problem, their quick-fix attitude indeed makes the problems worse;
  • Misinformed applications and bad science from corporations and businesses competing for government and private contracts generates more confusion and the truthfulness toward our environment as a whole entity, and the list goes on and on;
  • Government agencies, e.g. the Bureau of Land Management, develop their priorities around 1% of the cattle industry (G.A.O. figures show much less than 1% in sales(even though taxpayers pay, in the billions, to support these Public Lands Grazing Permit holders, but this is ignored by the BLM in total), the oil industry and the mining (who sill owe the taxpayers, G.A.O. reference estimates $610 Billion dollars over the past 20 years, and who knows how much devastation of environments and wildlife, as it has all been covered-up) industry – while doing so develop resolutions toward facts that are outright lies, misinformation, and cover-up criminal conduct most often, and taxpayer’s pay the price for the complex no-resolution developed due to such narrow-scoped activities – and our nations environment as well as our nations wildlife suffer exponentially from these poor and extremely bad decisions based on falsehoods;
  • The situation of the Wild Horses, the politics, the misrepresentation of facts and science by both government\non-profits, the hedging into place millions of dollars in grants to misinterpret the information quite often, and the overall demeanor of criminal activity.

Resolution by True Conservation

Conservationism! What an interesting, and recently I find, a debatable subject. So I stick my finger in the air, I get waves of the scent of manure streaming by, and I realize the hunter and trophy hunters refer to themselves as conservationists.

Well, the problem with that is, it is the problem, and without more elaborate definition here, we find many problems with this outreach and new meaning of conservation. But the problems are not only with their facts, but their perception, their misinformation and misinterpretation of science, and the refusal by many of these hunters and trophy hunters define their definitive rolls they supposedly play in our environment.

It is simply based upon the difference between good and bad science, altered science, and subjectively swayed science – or politically driven by special interests – yes, political agendas . . . Suddenly as if magic (built on a lie actually) conservation becomes a misinformed and misinterpreted collusion of management principles of killing animals, or trophy-gathering of all types, rather, than manage them in an appropriate ideology or paradigm. “The truth is often buried in a quagmire of misinformation, short term profits, and lengthy excuses for wild horse roundups; or, unsubstantiated lies to kill more wolves; or, population-count lies to sell more permits to kill Cougars – and on it goes . . .

By the way, all are and remain totally absurd reasoning. The facts still consistent and well defined and real scientific conservation efforts can, and do often, turn wildlife declines around. Ironically, getting to the reality, or truth of all these significant matters of concern, is the most difficult situation of all; but required to save our world – and ourselves I might add.

Rationally, we can manage conservation methodology in the “outsourcing” and “exportation” of beef and sheep for example, from the United States especially. The fact is cattle and sheep does — and remains directly affecting much of the wildlife decline within many ways in the U.S. So it becomes obvious to many folks, the less export combined with more effort toward reforestation and build-up or inhabit once correct wildlife and vegetation parameters, less cattle or sheep on fragmented lands, and redefine antiquated laws and lands management, and we may experience an upper-swing on the LPL directly involving wildlife and a more positive cohabitate environment . . .

The undeniable fact is there are a lot of changes to be made.  The question is and remains, are American’s up for the challenge to a better environment and building up our wildlife and our natural surroundings in a positive manner, or negatively and for profit only — We must decide quickly, as time is running out.


Posted by on September 23, 2015 in Uncategorized


Wild Horses — Damned If We Do – Damned if We Don’t! (Editorial)

touched by nature “I’ll tell you what hermits realize. If you go off into a far, far forest and get very quiet, you’ll come to understand that you’re connected with everything.” – Alan Watts

We are at cross-roads today, with Public Lands and our Wild Horses. Both apparently attract criminality, large government misrepresentation and criminal conduct, large non-profits that see money to be made by misrepresenting the issues, corporations that see money to be made by paying off politicians, and States that see money to be made by attempting to coerce government managers’ into transferring ownership.

Good luck for the normal folks, the common folks of this land of ours’, who strongly affirm time and time again that the Wild Horses remain an Icon and symbol of Our Freedom — and finding a resolution rather than impose on them a road to extinction and with outright assaults on their bodies, or outright sent to slaughter, is mandatory.  This is not a question, and we are not asking, we are demanding America’s Icon, the Wild Horse, be left the hell alone!

Just as the Native American’s were almost wiped out toward extinction, it is quite obvious our government has the same mind-set toward our Public Lands and the Wild Horses. The term “Free” bothers’ our government often, doesn’t it – reference their actions. Yet, when pandering to endeavor in War, you better believe the term “Free” is used often, but nothing more than a ploy to establish hatred – yes, a misuse of the term entirely.

But we can also see how the term “Humane” has been lost, somewhere between Love Street and Hate Street there is Humane Street; but only God knows where it’s located, because none of us or our government can locate the truth of it at all.

In Luke 10:4 Jesus urges us to travel lightly: “Carry neither moneybag, knapsack, nor sandals; and greet no one along the road. He is advising us to resist attachments to power, status, security, and wealth. The opposite of rich is not poor, it’s free. The more weighed down we are, the harder it is for us to move when the Spirit says move. When we are encumbered by baggage, such as credit card debt, mortgage, or whatever, we are in turn unable to follow the Spirit’s lead.

This society, this corporate image of itself and imposed onto American’s right now, wants the acceptable image to be, and forcefully remain, the Nuclear Family. It is creating catastrophe in all realms of the American landscape. Our fight for Our Public Lands and the Wild Horses exemplify this situation entirely. It is simply time to move away from this antiquated and unsafe mind-set, which benefits only the extremely wealthy of the world.

Then we can move back to our Creator’s mind-set, who indeed oversees our planet, created human and animal alike, and endeavored for us all to accept one another. The Creator has invested into all of us the capacity to cultivate deep bonds of love and compassion for anybody, and to enter into solidarity with all life on this planet.

We can one day, perhaps something of a wish upon wishes right now, I know, but define all life as one interconnected community. Certainly a radical act, but can become a reality as well – the sooner the better so to speak. Yes, a lot of definitive hoop-la in between, but direct explanation here is more than understood. Grass Roots efforts are Biblical and very successful throughout human-kinds centuries past.

But how can this be – how can something like this evolve? We are seduced into the idea that everyone has equal opportunity under capitalism – but in reality a contrary mind-set prevails: By Damn, I am going to get mine before that damn neighbor of mine takes it!

Yes, so much for Christianity, and welcome the nasty truth (horses to slaughter for pocket change, people buying horses cheap selling them profitably, people’s mind-sets corrupt in total, grab Public Lands for Profit, et al) . . . So here we are, the corporate or rich controls everything and shout loudly — you middle class damn well better feel privileged.

But wait, the poor has the same dream of becoming rich as well, and more incentive to do so . . . all the while the middle class is led to believe to fear the encroachment of the poor, immigrants, or whatever the politician who favors corporations wants to spew, which is truthfully more misinformation to the public. We are misled again and again.

What a wonderful and complex set of illusions. But the reality of fact remains, that economic growth – the goal of Capitalism – is always followed by the increase in disparity between rich and poor, and the withering of the middle class. . . the rich get richer, the middle class come close to disappearing, and the poor become extremely poor.

Meanwhile, the government conjures up the illusion of opportunity while keeping the upward class mobility to a minimum, which means simply the rich get richer. Wealth carries not only purchasing power, but also social and political power, obviously. This means our efforts, defending our priorities, the Wild Horses and our Public Lands, is negated by those who have the most money.

This also means that large non-profits and corporations instill in us, quite often I might add, a lot of buffoonery, or misinformation. Distractions from such organizations we deal directly with — the BLM, HSUS, many of the Non-Profit supposed Wild Horse Advocates (who really are not and can be defined as certainly anti-Wild Horse people) are a cumbersome lot to actually defend the Wild Horses from — but doable . . . but other than fear, we have condemned others, thereby convinced ourselves we cannot organize because we don’t trust each other – again, those mentioned above create this illusion, disenfranchised from the real Horse Advocates, and part of the buffoonery of misinformation, because the real Horse Advocates can trust one another – One Priority of One Mind Set – and that is a tough wall to break!

The Funeral = Resolution

We have a definitive spiritual impoverishment within us all. We are and continue to feel deadened, and many convinced we are and always will be – so we need to have a funeral for this deadness within us – to bury it once and for all, the dead that is in us and our culture! Bury this so-called deadness, and then we can all come back to life, come back to the authenticity of what our Creator wanted of us, the interconnection of all on this planet — Human, Animal, and Earth . . . Alive Again!

If we cannot critique our environments, our wildlife, and our planet within a fact given truth, which is a reality toward resolution, we cannot create transformation or change. The truth is we need to come back to life, to what life is all about, to look at ourselves and feel we are alive once again . . .

The Wild Horses give us that Freedom to do so, and become the antagonists’ to provide us a better future. Let’s Save them, and not allow a few to destroy such a profoundly beautiful animal such as the Horse and our Earth – which indeed are both one and the same.  — 9/6/2015 John Cox


Posted by on September 6, 2015 in Uncategorized


Wild Horses, Bureau of Land Management Credibility, Cover Up, and Criminality


“The world is full of obvious things which nobody by any chance ever observes.” — Arthur Conan Doyle

We are currently seeing a few interesting situations transpire with the Bureau of Land Management. Their constant, one can say far beyond a doubt consistent, chain of factual misrepresentation; lies actually, to the American Public & Taxpayers. Budgets are created from many of these lies, and many American’s think this can, and does, exemplify fraud . . . it certainly meets the criteria.

The undeniable elephant in the room is their extreme budgets increase exponentially. One has only to read an Environmental Assessment, often copied for example from an EA developed e.g. four years earlier, and understands the misguided rationality and taxpayer expense that assuredly develops.

But need we assume, and does this happen abundantly?

Well, let’s check their history just within the past 8 months, well referenced via G.A.O. Reports (i.e. Government Accountability Office), and stick with the year 2015.

Here we find the Government Accountability Office investigating or doing research on BLM employee’s misrepresenting situations quite often, not only in the Wild Horse and Burro Program but many energy situations – oil, gas, coal, solar, with mining, ranching / grazing permits, and recreational situations – it almost appears to be the Devil’s Playground in regard to our government, our taxpayer dollars, and exemplified by neither Oversight or Regulatory situations that could stop such activity . . .

The summaries of BLM activity following found within GAO Reports – all within in 2015

  1. BLM employees outright caught in lies about situations on Public Lands, via Congressional Hearings and responses to Senator’s and Congressmen alike . . . as well as misrepresenting statistics, or using false statistics beneficial for research or budgetary concerns only, with no apparent resolution to the false representations of facts, which continues to cost taxpayers in the millions of dollars yearly;
  2. Missing pertinent application or permit paperwork or the total disregard of the regulatory or process guidelines for qualifications, in particular friends of friends motives of hiring private contractors, same church groups, et al;
  3. Essential paperwork being destroyed – ooops accidentally of course and by-golly with a shredder most often (gee wiz those damn shredders) it’s not the shredder it’s the person at the button – but entire packages of legal documents as well as other research pertinent to resolution of projects – gone and supposedly shredded accidentally;
  4. Inappropriate Bonds set underestimating procurement and monetary income for leasing of Public Lands to commercial businesses, or such items as Clean-up Bonds, etc., totally ignored and often missing from government paperwork, with no money – or money that mysteriously has disappeared from the Bond Payment Accounts;
  5. Inappropriate reports filed, by BLM employees, to cover up the misuse of America’s Public lands by commercial corporate and grazing situations, and mostly cattle, oil, and mining situations that had devastated or destroyed Public Lands, and Reports Filed, then lost or shredded accidentally—so the stories go to investigative panels;
  6. Regulatory standards and reports falsified continuously – found via investigators and other office personnel;
  7. Budgets further falsified with misinformation, lack of information, or information meant to cover up criminal or negligent activity, continually – also private contractor applications, vouchers, payment information, and inventory often lost or falsified, helicopter pilots found ineligible and documents falsified to make eligible, and on and on;
  8. Rangeland studies fail to include cattle, their habits and destructive manners to specific rangelands, with falsified cattle-counts abundant, or cattle placed onto Public lands with no Permits or paperwork showing them as counted or even permitted to graze on Public Lands – overage of cattle on Public Lands not reported, or covered up within weekly and monthly reports;
  9. False and outright fake Environmental Assessments, ironically left unsigned which means the situation cannot move forward legally, but projects go forward in abundance, with legal documents and permits simply ignored, then BLM employees pass off the questions as “Did Not Know” or “. . . Was not aware”;
  10. Missing Wild Horses from BLM Inventory sheets (right now estimated costing taxpayers in excess of $4.2 million in funds for capture paid to contractors, even though no horses to show for it – obvious is obvious, and yet there will be a BLM employee right there saying you are not seeing what your seeing – yes, a conundrum of irresponsibility and theft, and within the past two years;

And the list goes on and on — at an estimated 4,984 + occasions this year alone of all sorts of questionable activites done by BLM Employees. . .

Something to Review when discussing the Bureau of Land management:

(For the entire informative packet and interview see Horses Led To Slaughter, Anatomy of a Cover Up in the Wild Horse and Burro Program, PEER White Paper, Number 14, Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, Washington D.C. 20009-1125, , 1997.

No Credibility What So Ever

There are many BLM employees under investigation for misuse of taxpayer’s money.  They have used BLM Credit Cards illegally, have at least three more investigations ongoing due to similar illegal/fraudulent activity, and investigators are looking into several BLM offices in different states for illegal activity as this is written . . .

Credibility? Doesn’t exist with the BLM! This was a couple years back, only one person found guilty, and she only used a few thousand dollars of an estimated $650,000 other BLM employees used – Unauthorized – for private use and expenses.

A few years ago the FBI, over a several year investigation, found misappropriations of funds and corruption in the millions of dollars, by BLM employees and private contractors.  The fact is we are discussing here fraud and theft of several millions of dollars which includes paperwork, processed by other BLM employees, that had to be signed, releases given for payment, contracts verified by many rather than just a couple of people, contracts and those involved in contracts checked-out by mandatory background checks, and payment situations checked before an actual check is issued.

Within the scope of the investigation mentioned above, BLM Special Agent interviews an Informant (see Horses Led To Slaughter, Anatomy of a Cover Up in the Wild Horse and Burro Program, PEER White Paper, Number 14, Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, Washington D.C. 20009-1125, , 1997.)   on the subject of stealing horses from the BLM Wild Horse Herd Roundups, et al. . .

“Agent: Is this a pretty good organization? This sounds like something that’s pretty well planned out, it’s a big organization.

Informant: Well, its very well set up, you know. There’s nobody that participates in it that isn’t well known and don’t know what’s going on.

Agent: Do you feel like there’s people inside the BLM that know about this practice, that are a part of this practice?

Informant: Sure. We can’t operate unless they’re standing there. . .”

BLM Credibility?

Now we go to Wild Horse Herd Counts done by the BLM. Frankly, this is useless, as accurate information is not available, and never will be to G.A.O. or other investigators. It is averages and figured in percent per population of supposed wild horses in a given area. Randomly 20% to 28% is added to the non-logistical computer software program, and a robust of wild horses supposed counted, on computer screen only, exists.

There exists much to-do that surrounds this wild horse counts/population situation, and extremely expensive to taxpayers. This supposed horse count illegitimate, obviously, but used in a diversity of situations, especially to obtain taxpayer money to do so. The actual figures staggering, and in the amount of several millions of dollars per year just for the roundups alone, in the name of these very wild and extravagant wild horse counts —

BLM did hope above all else we would never find out about the Wild Horse Herd Counts done in the late 1980’s, and using telemetry and aerial photography Infra Red combined – Extremely accurate Wild Horse Herd Counts prevailed – BLM discontinued the project.

The problem was not with the Horse Counts, but with the accuracy of them and disputed directly BLM percentages and statistic, their awkward at best 20% to 28% increase yearly of Wild Horses, when everyone else, to include this telemetry project, showed beyond a doubt and in real time only a 6% to a not so often 12% increase overall (which neither the telemetry counts or BLM counts contain birth fatality (i.e. a very large number / percentage in the wild), as well as predatory or accidental injuries leading to fatalities on the range (which are also very large percentages). The overall rates of 20% to 28% also do not include fatality rates – ironically, they pay contracts $1,000 to $1,200+ per horse rounded up, and padding the situation with dead-horses sometimes, as we have found within BLM Inventories, $49,000 to $75,000 dollars over the amount actually rounded up wild horses and collected. This is also a situation where BLM and Forestry personnel have to do the inventory counts, so they are involved with the private contractor – money obviously p[asses from hand-to-hand in these cases.

Special Interests and Antiquated Laws no longer needed!

Listed here are only 10 issues, of many more, showing BLM’s documented illegal behavior (i.e. via : Horses Led To Slaughter, Anatomy of a Cover Up in the Wild Horse and Burro Program) . . .

  1. BLM Management personnel have authorized the transportation of wild horses to group adopters at the expense of the government;
  2. BLM management personnel have authorized the fee waiver and/or fee reduction of wild horses without delegated authority;
  3. BLM management failed to inspect and prepare written reports for group adopter facilities and property prior to receiving adopted wild horses;
  4. BLM personnel publicly and openly promoted the commercial us of wild horses, i.e., bucking stock and slaughter house;
  5. BLM personnel in concurrence with BLM management, entered false information regarding the wild horse documents into BLM DPS-8000 data base;
  6. BLM personnel through their government positions, arranged for special privileges and allowances pertaining to wild horse adoptions;
  7. BLM personnel and management knowingly converted to the use of another, wild horses belonging to the United States;
  8. BLM personnel and management did knowingly attempt to interfere with an ongoing investigation by discussing privileged information regarding the Investigation with other BLM personnel, some of whom were subjects of the Investigation;
  9. Many, many more “lack of document” charges, especially in regard to the Wild Horse Herd Counts and the financial income and expenditures mandatory at each BLM facility, were not completed, lost, or unavailable for confirmation – in order to appropriate funding for each facility;
  10. Several more listings expressed concern toward illegal activity, and lack of following directorial and mandated training and compliance of Inspectors, Wranglers, and Field Level Administrators of the Wild Horse and Burro Program.

BLM employees apparently think the current Horse Advocates that question their activities are “Dishonest”.  These Advocates they are calling dishonest are typical Americans, many Veterans of Wars, middle class wives and husbands who pay their taxes on time and all the time, union and non-union workers alike, plumbers, electricians, clerks, accountants, doctors, lawyers, ditch diggers, truck drivers, waitresses, delivery people, mailmen and mailwomen, and other honest folks of this nation who pay their taxes, are dissatisfied with this particular agency and the ongoing and obvious abuse of Wild Horse Herds as well as their run-amuck budgets, misrepresented information, and all around criminality – a non-regulated agency with no oversight, which indeed needs oversight.

Rather than resolve the apparent issues, BLM employees lie!  Yes, we as Americans are speaking up and combating innuendo, misinformation, and outright lies with something as simple as “The Truth.”

BLM Complacency and Arrogance

Because there is abuse within the BLM, we can now perceive where the “acceptable abuse” standards are obtained.  Basically, they have none, as there is no acceptance of responsibility toward their actions.

There is no one policing the BLM employees and their irresponsible conduct.  “We can hold as a truth the BLM is morally and ethically corrupt, by their consistent and habitual chain of misinformation,” stated Stan Dimmick, NSA Research Scientist-Retired, “. . . as there information is mostly false, or obviously a lot of information left out that would certainly compromise their tasks or projects.”

Today’s Advocates are backed by solid and truthful reference material, just as in this article and well referenced from the Government Accountability Office, and previous investigations.

This same reference material has shown consistently the facts in regard to outright abuse of wild horses, destruction of America’s Public Lands, as well as taxpayer money being stolen or completely wasted on numerous occasions.

The reference material has shown fraudulent activity by government employees in order for them to make a buck, and has shown beyond doubt through grasslands research, or the vast amount of appropriate research, the Wild Horse and Burro Program is unnecessary. But need we not forget, taking cattle out of Grassland’s Research was simply to cover-up the amount of cattle on Public Lands, as well as the destruction cattle pose on not only landscapes, but within air quality as well.

So the BLM, backed by no valid reference material what so ever, rather innuendo, political agendas, agendas that serve only a small and specific special interest group, certainly a long list of questions to be asked and a longer list of criminal activity that has not been approached yet, and studies that are filled with misinformation and, well, lies, are making millions upon millions of dollars using criminally as well as unethically taxpayer’s money.

Their funding by taxpayer money needs to stop!  There are no taxpayers wanting them to continue abusing the wild horses, or spending taxpayer money frivolously, nor to purchase new private, nor vehicles and trips to Europe that currently many District and office Supervisors enjoy yearly, plus oh so much more illegal money they spend!

Right now the BLM and their conduct does not represent America what so ever!  Although, their conduct represents everything that is wrong with our “spend without parameters” and “lack of ethics” government of today!  It is time to change that situation. It seems I recall a lot of BLM Law Enforcement taking an Oath to the Constitution, BLM of course making a big deal out of it.  If that’s so, they are also in violation of their Oath, of being an American, and have disrespected out Constitution as well.  Change!  It’s What’s Needed.  American’s Must Demand IT!



Posted by on September 4, 2015 in Uncategorized