Colorado National Monument v. "Colorado Canyons National Park": Glade Park Access Fight, Round 2?

By John Wilkenson

I am the John Wilkenson of the 1986 U.S. District Court decision (the Honorable Judge Richard P. Matsch presiding) of John R. Wilkenson, et al., v. Dept. of Interior of the United States, et al., 634 FS 1265. I was partly motivated to write this blog article by the story titled "Park hits brakes on propane haul ban" by Daily Sentinel reporter Gary Harmon. The other part of my motivation is my concern that too many local citizens don't fully understand the duplicitous nature of the bureaucratic beast with which they are dealing. Too many "normal" Americans are too gullible and naive when it comes to dealing with these types of "Good Old Boy" (GOB) political1 situations.

To get a realistic idea of the duplicitous -- (yes, I used that word twice on purpose because it is accurate) -- nature of the bureaucratic beast we are dealing with, it's very helpful to watch the video documentaries I have embedded both in this blog and in an earlier blog titled, "Arrogant government scumbaggery tries to shut down venerable oyster farm — UNacceptable, INtolerable!".

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Why I'm voting for John Pennington for Mesa County Sheriff

By John Wilkenson

I am voting for John Pennington for Mesa County Sheriff. To fully understand my reasons, it is necessary to first understand local Mesa County politics1. (Since I was born in Mesa County, and grew up here, I know something about the subject.) It also helps to read The Prince, by Niccolò Machiavelli, Rules For Radicals, by Saul Alinsky, and The Art of Political War and Other Radical Pursuits, by David Horowitz.

What the locals call “the Good Old Boy (GOB) gang” that controls Mesa County politics is all about power, money, cushy high paying jobs and cronyism. It's not about “Left v. Right” or “Democrats v. Republicans”. Power, money and cushy well-paid jobs ALWAYS trump ideology. The GOB mantra is: “since the people are so stupid, let's make some money.”

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Ralph Borsodi aggregation; Eustace Conway; Intentional Communities

The decentralist Ralph Borsodi, a mentor of Bob Swann, called land speculation "legal robbery." Henry George, the nineteenth century American economist, pointed to this ability to derive "unearned increment" from the land as the major economic cause of the increasing discrepancy between the rich and the poor. In his book "Progress and Poverty," George shows how the ability to monopolize land, which all people need access to for housing and earning a living, can create an illusion of progress. At the same time the rising rents, which build prosperity for a few, lead to increased poverty for others.

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Woody Allen, O.J. Simpson, Men's Rights and America's moronic soap-opera culture

Q: What does the "Woody Allen case" have in common with the "O.J. Simpson case"? A: Millions of proud-of-ignorance-and-loudness idiots who have zero first-hand knowledge of either situation have obnoxiously loud and combatively assertive "opinions" about that which they know absolutely nothing about. This amazingly common critter is in no small part responsible for America's UNsustainably idiotic popularity-based soap-opera culture, complete with its licensed therapist enablers who, for the most part, operate in their own financial best interests.

When engaged in the tit-for-tat polemical opposition to the highly manipulative "if-you-don't-agree-with-me-you're-a-misogynist" so-called "leftist" propaganda of various professional, play-the-gender-card second-wave gender feminists, it is not only extremely useful, but even necessary, to demonstrate that it is entirely possible for people of all shapes, sizes, genders and colors to share similar ideas (or disagree with same) on various subjects without being called "misogynist".

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Walter E. Williams aggregation: Killing the evil race card and thwarting its evil users — Part 2

When engaged in the tit-for-tat polemical opposition to the highly manipulative so-called "leftist" propaganda of various professional, play-the-race-card-for-money, scumbags1 such as Jesse Jerkson and Al Not-So-Sharpton, it is not only extremely useful, but even necessary, to demonstrate that it is entirely possible for people of all shapes, sizes, genders and colors to share similar ideas (or disagree with same) on various subjects without being called "racist". Walter E. Williams is a so-called "black" — I very much prefer that word to the divisive hyphenated "African-American" which, as a matter of calculated strategy, divides (aka "balkanizes" ) Americans into tribal groups for the benefit of the neofeudalistic global debt-as-money oligarchs — Ph.D. economist, academic (John M. Olin Distinguished Professor of Economics at George Mason University), author, syndicated columnist, talk show fill-in for Rush Limbaugh, and general all-around serious thinker and good guy whose work I consider indispensable to the cause of self-ownership and ordered liberty. This is all the more so because such as the above-mentioned race-hustling scum inevitably resorts to the nasty habit of referring to such historical giants as George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, Thomas Paine, Ludwig von Mises, Frédéric Bastiat, Friedrich Hayek, Murray Rothbard, ad infinitum, and any other noteworthy person who might disagree with immoral, sophistic, collectivist, anti-self-ownership "steal-from-A-and-give-to-B" ideology/propaganda as being "racist".

There is a thing called "white guilt" which functions as a monstrously effective road block to clear thinking and intellectually honest discussion on the part of Caucasian-type people. Professor Williams has magnanimously given that type of foggy-thinking, "Sad Sack" individual a wonderful healing gift.

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Thomas Sowell aggregation: Killing the evil race card and thwarting its evil users — Part 1

When engaged in the tit-for-tat polemical opposition to the highly manipulative so-called "leftist" propaganda of various professional, play-the-race-card-for-money, scumbags1 such as Jesse Jerkson and Al Not-So-Sharpton, it is not only extremely useful, but even necessary, to demonstrate that it is entirely possible for people of all shapes, sizes, genders and colors to share similar ideas on various subjects without being called "racist". Thomas Sowell is a so-called "black" — I very much prefer that word to the divisive hyphenated "African-American" which, as a matter of calculated strategy divides (aka "balkanizes" ) Americans into tribal groups for the benefit of the neofeudalistic global debt-as-money oligarchs — Ph.D. economist, author, social theorist, political philosopher and general all-around serious thinker and good guy whose work I consider indispensable to the cause of self-ownership and ordered liberty. This is all the more so because such as the above-mentioned race-hustling scum inevitably resorts to the nasty habit of referring to such historical giants as George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, Thomas Paine, Ludwig von Mises, Frédéric Bastiat, Friedrich Hayek, Murray Rothbard, ad infinitum, and any other noteworthy person who might disagree with immoral, sophistic, collectivist, anti-self-ownership "steal-from-A-and-give-to-B" ideology/propaganda as being "racist".

I bought and read several of Sowell's books, and highly recommend them to everybody I know for their enormous "common sense", "ordinary-citizen", "plain-language" educational value. If you guessed that I am a huge fan, you guessed right!

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R.I.P.: Pete Seeger — May 3, 1919 - January 27, 2014

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I have no clue as to why, but most of my musical heroes somehow seem to be so-called "Leftists". Pete Seeger was no exception. I decided to assemble a blog aggregation about him after listening to the self-righteous demonization of Seeger by so-called "Rightist" Michael Savage on the radio during my drive home.

I first got interested in folk music when I was attending college sometime around 1963. I met one of my lifelong friends at the folk music club which had just gotten started after a Pete Seeger concert. I had barely heard about Seeger, but I was instantly a huge fan of Peter, Paul and Mary, without even realizing how much credit they gave Seeger for influencing them and reconnecting America with her musical roots.

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A Tale of Three Juries: Jurors' double standard between cops & ordinary citizens in the American Police State

This is a tale of two different juries in the modern American police state. One jury, in Fullerton, California, acquitted a gang of rogue cops who took half and hour to beat a homeless schizophrenic man to a bloody and dying comatose pulp for no morally justifiable or good-law-enforcement-based reason. You can read about that case in the Wikipedia article titled "Death of Kelly Thomas", and see a video of what happened on YouTube. Some other versions of the Kelly Thomas story were, "Kelly Thomas' father fights for justice", "Kelly Thomas beating: 2 years later, ex-Fullerton police officers face trial", "Kelly Thomas trial: Officers acquitted in homeless man's death", and "Officer Acquitted in Fatal Kelly Thomas Beating Wants His Job Back; Supporters of Thomas Family Respond."

The second jury acquitted Colorado State Highway Patrol officer, Gene Lawyer of criminal charges in the shooting Jason Kemp. According to the Daily Sentinel, Lawyer was "charged with criminally negligent homicide, second-degree assault, illegal discharge of a firearm and first-degree criminal trespass, plus misdemeanor counts of prohibited use of a weapon and criminal mischief." That story can be found in the news articles titled, "Trooper, DA clash; closing arguments this afternoon," "Trooper acquitted in man’s death," "Troopers in Kemp death fired," "Kemp death spurs change in training at State Patrol," and 337 troopers trained on search, seizure after Kemp shooting," and "ACLU Wins $1 Million Settlement in Wrongful Death Suit."

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Friday, November 22, 2013 — 50 years after America's coup d'etat

It's been five years since my blog entry "Why JFK was assassinated (in my opinion)." This Friday will mark the 50th year since JFK was assassinated in Dallas on November 22, 1963. Lots has happened since then. New books have been written and new videos have been posted, so I thought it was time for an updated aggregation of JFK material.

An overwhelming majority of the American people disbelieve the Warren Commission's version of the assassination of John F. Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States. I am among them.

I must be getting grouchier in my old age, but I just don't have much time for anybody who doesn't care about the immense ramifications to our society embodied in the fact that Lee Harvey Oswald did NOT kill JFK and that the NSA, CIA, the FBI, the Secret Service and the MSM have been lying to us for 50 years. All that DOES matter a lot to me, and my folks weren't even Democrats. JFK's assassination was a very real coup d'etat. I want the the the whole story told, the traitors hung and the U.S. Constitution back in power (and it doesn't include OKenyancare — my favorite euphemism for the openly fascistic1 and tyrannical ACA).

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Aquaponics and permaculture aggregation

I just bought Sylvia Bernstein's Aquaponic Gardening - A Step-By-Step Guide to Raising Vegetables and Fish Together, and was instantly hooked on the subject of Aquaponics. So, being an avid Internet surfer, I decided it would be useful for me to make a "blog" aggregation of the aquaponics-related information I found so I didn't have to search for it all over again when I needed it.

The Aquaponic Source - An Introduction - from Sylvia Bernstein's YouTube Channel

Rik Kretzinger is amazing!

Internet of Farming: Arduino-based, backyard aquaponics - YouTube video

Aquaponic DIY Automation Blog - Rik Kretzinger's blog

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