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  • Wednesday, May 10, 2017

    Too Fine Of A Point

    WILL KOCH'S WIN ?
    Zinke Loves Them
    ignoring five tribes
    ZINKE:   JUST WHAT THE BROTHERS ORDERED
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    .. We've seen the problems that Ryan Zinke brought to Montana from California and Utah. Now our nation can see how it's done.
    .. There is an insidious coalition comprised of blind outdoor bloggers, land developers, snake oil politicians, and insensitive Utards, that is  funded by billionaire dark money and is visible for those that would see.
    SOON TO BE UNDONE ?
    .. We've used this space to remind fly fishers that this issue is bigger than traveling to exotic destinations or tying spiffy flies from newly developed synthetic materials. In vain we're sure.
    .. It's not getting much press but Zinke is visiting Utah and Bears Ears.
    .. He's doing it without any Native Americans. He's doing it with the looters and plunderers.
    .. Yesterday WESTWISE ran a brief piece that detailed the road show and it's cast of characters, {LINK WW.}
    .. We're gratified to see that MOLDY CHUM has referenced the piece, {LINK MC.}
    .. We too, saw it coming a few weeks ago, {LINK FF, FG, FH.} And, the efforts to transfer  our public lands to state control is easily documented as coming from Utah.
    SNAKE OIL SALES ?
    .. That's where the Koch brothers and Ken Ivory started the AMERICAN LANDS COUNCIL, {LINK MC, TS.}
    .. We've seen Ken Ivory in Montana. This is where a complaint was filed with our State Attorney General for fraud, {LINK MT.} The three state ripoff was detailed HERE and THERE.
    .. But we digress. The BEARS EARS region is tied to 30 Native American Tribes with ancestral, historical, and contemporary associations with the living landscape, {LINK BE}.
    .. It was designated as a National Monument after consultation with stakeholders of all persuasions. It was a multi-year process that included cattlemen, oilmen, land developers, Utah citizens of all religious and ethnic heritages.
    .. The conclusion reached was overwhelmingly that this bit of geography should be set aside, {LINK SA, IC,}
    .. Of course the whiners with billions are the ones that get to influence the current review. This is a test case for the Zinke, Ivory, Koch cartel. We'll see.
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