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September 19, 2015
Who’s really in charge?
We don’t need to shut down government to exert congressional authority. Here’s an alternative.


Greg Walcher

The President thought government spending was out of control, so he vetoed the appropriations bill. Congress was determined to have its way, though, and overrode the veto, restoring funding despite his objections. However, it took ten days for full funding to be restored and, in the meantime, two federal departments were shut down. Click here to continue.

September 16, 2015

Sue-and-Settle Continues to Dictate Endangered Species Listings

In testimony before the Senate Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Superfund, Waste Management and Regulatory Oversite, we released an updated analysis of Endangered Species Act (ESA) litigation from two serial litigants, WildEarth Guardians (WEG) and the Center for Biological Diversity (CBD).

August 8, 2015

Corporate Welfare in Sheep's Clothing

A Commentary by Maureen Bader,
Wyoming Liberty Group

Governments everywhere favor some companies over others by showering them with other people's money. In Wyoming, the constitution forbids legislators from giving tax dollars away directly, but this hasn't stopped indirect giveaways. One giveaway is called Public Purpose Investment, or PPI. Although sold on the basis of its supposed benefits, these corporate welfare programs hurt competition and divert money to less productive uses.

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May 18, 2015

Heartland Weekly: Too Many People Stuck in Welfare
. Here’s How You Help


THIS WEEKS DOSE OF COMMON SENSE - May 5, 2015

Passed Enzi’s Budget, Balanced to Boot

This week we in the U.S. House passed the first joint House and Senate Budget Resolution in years. Thanks in large part to Senator Enzi’s hard work, this bill balances the budget in 10 years without raising taxes. The Senate will now be able to vote on the joint budget resolution for America.

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May 2, 2015
Weld County couple awards 16 scholarships
The Land and Water USA Foundation, founded by Chuck and Roni Sylvester, awarded 16 $500 scholarships to attend the SYP ON THIS!, or Sell Your Product on This, public speaking workshop at Actasana Acting School and Theater in Denver. The scholarships went to FFA, 4-H and other individuals in the community. Click here to continue.


THIS WEEKS DOSE OF COMMON SENSE - April 25, 2015

ANSAC Wyoming Delivers Soda Ash across the Globe

Dear Friends,

Over last weekend, I travelled to the Port of Portland, Oregon to participate in the naming and maiden voyage celebration of a new ship called the M/V ANSAC Wyoming. I was honored to be the ship’s godmother at the invitation of the American Natural Soda Ash Corporation (ANSAC) and to name and christen the ship as well as activate the first loading of Wyoming soda ash in the new ship.

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April 21, 2015
Go Nuclear and Environmentalists for Nuclear Energy websites both open now. (USA NE 3) (USA NM) (Canada NE), (Australia) (Austria), (Bangladesh)

go-nuclear.org
(about nuclear energy today, nuclear energy tomorrow, radioisotopes for nuclear medicine and other applications, and about understanding low-dose radiation) (each topic is broken down for four major regions of the world: Africa and Middle East, Americas, Asia-Australia-New Zealand, Europe-Russia) (contributors from around the world, audience worldwide: 4,200 professionals in nuclear energy and nuclear medicine in 113 countries plus student and public audiences worldwide)

efn-usa.org
(about nuclear energy and nuclear science like go-nuclear.org, but not broken down by region, additional topics PEOPLE and ENVIRONMENT that nuclear energy and nuclear science can help, and about EFN: about 2,000 professionals in the USA and 2,200 professionals in other countries main audience USA, others are invited to participate..)

These websites are built like museums, with contributions of documents, PowerPoint Presentations and videos from several hundred authors. Their work is on display in these museums for visitors to come, get to know, and learn about these topics as they pertain to all of humanity. This is for students at all levels from high school on up, the general public, professionals in other fields, government officials, teachers and professors, even experts in these fields. Click here to continue.



THIS WEEKS DOSE OF COMMON SENSE

Balancing the Books in Washington

Dear Friends,

This week in the U.S. House we passed the Balanced Budget for a Stronger America. The congressional budget is a critical part of the government funding process and marks an opportunity to offer a better vision for America.

Our budget is a plan to get America to a balanced budget and pay off our $18 trillion debt that will otherwise be left to our children and our children’s children. This resolution can guide America on a path to fiscal sanity and greater prosperity, in part by repealing Obamacare and cutting $5.5 trillion in spending. Click here to continue.

   

 

 
 
Nuclear Armed Iran not an Option

Dear Friends,

This week I had the honor of attending Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s address to a joint session of Congress. He spoke of America’s repeated support of Israel in the past and the need of America’s support in the future. The Prime Minister’s concerns for the survival of his country, our closest ally in the middles east, are justified. The peoples of both Israel and America recognize the threat of a nuclear armed Iran and remain adamant that this cannot be allowed to happen.

But despite this, the latest round of negotiations and deal making between the Obama administration and the government of Iran may just let nuclear development continue.
It is absolutely critical that, whatever comes from these negotiations, Congress get the opportunity to provide its input on any deal to ensure that a nuclear armed Iran is not an option.

Please continue to share your thoughts and concerns with me on these and other issues.


Sincerely,

March 6, 2015
Immigration Order Could Boost EPA Critics' Data Quality Suits Over Rules - David LaRoss (dlaross@iwpnews.com) - Daily News
A Texas federal judge's order allowing states to advance with their suit aiming to block President Obama's immigration policy could also boost EPA critics' plans to sue the agency over alleged Information Quality Act (IQA) violations in rules, because the order reinforces states' litigation rights that are similar to those in the planned IQA suits. Click here to continue.

February 26, 2015
Greenpeace Threatens To Shut Down Academia Funding
By Roni Bell Sylvester

"... If Greenpeace prevails, those of you
reading this who eat food, heat your home,
drive a vehicle, build anything at all,
should be very, very concerned."

In a letter to John Koskin (Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service), Ann Leonard, Greenpeace US Executive Director, filed “concerns” by Greenpeace about who the Smithsonian Institute receives funding from, and the way they execute disbursements. Click here to continue.

February 11, 2015
Burdens of Proof and Presumptions
Quick Review, Evidence By Professor Steven Goode
Two senses of burden of Proof exist. One is the burden of Production and the other is known as the burden of going forward with the evidence. Click here to continue.



Saturday February 28th & Sunday March 1st 9am- 3pm
500 for the weekend
Call (720) 638- 2612 to secure your place in the workshop

LAW USA Foundation has reached its maximum scholarships for this session.
Please let us know if you'd like to be put on a "standby" list in case of a cancellation.

*** Bring a speech, a toast, a sales pitch, a statement, a poem, whatever your heart desires
and take advantage of this unique opportunity for you to practice, gain confidence and a
keen understanding of how to read human behavior and also learn what yours is saying. ***

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SCHOLARSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT

LAW USA is offering scholarships to individuals - of all ages - who have reason or interest to do public presentations. Full day sessions will be held Saturday, February 28th and Sunday March 1st, at ACTASANA Acting Studio and Theatre in Denver, CO.

Actasana has world class instructors who will provide stage, on camera, and behind a microphone tutoring that will greatly benefit you. You will also receive a general makeover by renown stylist Carol Lee Winberg.

Ways you can receive a scholarship: Find a sponsor; write us a letter explaining why you believe you deserve a scholarship. Scholarship is valued at $500.00 each

Write to LandAndWaterUSA@gmail.com.

Click here for ACTASANA Acting Studio & Theatre Newsletter


January 30, 2015
A very well done film about the making of a huge steam locomotive from plain bar steel. It is nothing short of incredible to see how these men work to build a giant machine.

Click here for the video No 6207 A Study in Steel 1935
Published on Dec 7, 2012



Need a GREAT Speaker on Health Care? The Heartland Institute Can Help


Americans are starting to feel the very real damage Obamacare is doing to the nation's health care system. Premiums are skyrocketing. Health care choices are shrinking. Doctors are even retiring early to avoid the government takeover of their profession with myriad rules and restrictions that put bureaucratic hoop-jumping ahead of taking care of patients.

For decades, The Heartland Institute has been fighting to preserve individual freedom, improve the quality of health care, and improve the efficiency of America’s health care system. The best way to do this is to empower individuals by giving them more control over the dollars spent on their behalf. If that is to ever come about, Obamacare – perhaps the worst major piece of legislation ever crammed down America’s throat – must be repealed and replaced.

Heartland’s health care experts can speak to your group about how America can overcome the Obamacare disaster with positive, consumer-based reforms, such as expanding health savings accounts (HSAs); replacing tax deductions for employer-provided health insurance with refundable tax credits; removing regulations that discourage competition and choice in insurance and among health care providers; and reducing litigation costs.

The following Heartland Institute speakers focus on reform ideas that can actually work to make our health care system, and ourselves, healthier. They are just a phone call or mouse click away. Heartland will help with logistics.

Book a member of Heartland’s Speakers Bureau today! Just call 312/377-4000 or email Events Manager Nikki Comerford at ncomerford@heartland.org to start the process.

December 16, 2014

Weekly Newsletter from The Heartland Institute

December 16, 2014
Manual High School students learn from Brown and Garner killings
Video by Jay Hutcheson, for the Denver Channel 7
DENVER - Rather than skip class or disrupt traffic, students in A.P. language and composition at Manual High School turned the debate over the grand jury decisions in the Michael Brown and Eric Garner killings into a learning opportunity. Click here to continue.

October 20, 2014

FREE Books for Your Group from The Hearland Institute
The Heartland Institute is delighted to provide groups like yours several excellent books that promote the ideals of free markets, smaller government, and greater liberty. They are all FREE to Heartland's friends. We will even cover shipping. Please click here.

October 9, 2014
Obama misleads students about climate and energy
Climate change actually has little to do with energy choices

Bob Carter and Tom Harris

In his October 2 address on the economy at Northwestern University, President Barack Obama told students, “If we keep investing in clean energy technology, we won’t just put people to work assembling, raising and pounding into place the zero-carbon components of a clean energy age. We’ll reduce our carbon emissions and prevent the worst costs of climate change down the road.” Click here to continue.

September 25, 2014
Driving Safety - What's In Your Toolbox? Weld County Safety Day
Published November 8, 2013 -
Colonel Mark Trostel - Driving Safety Advisor - Encana Oil & Gas, Inc.

U.S. STATISTICS

  • MV crashes are the leading cause of death for ages 5 through 34 year old Americans (NHTSA, 2011)
  • Second leading cause of death for everyone 35 and over (NHTSA)
  • Estimated $299 Billion each year in medical, insurance, legal, property damage and lost productivity costs (AAA Fatal Crash Cost Study, 2011)
  • Estimated $6 Million per fatality (AAA Study)
  • Estimated $126,000 per moderate injury crash (AAA)
  • Estimated $24,500 per Property Damage Crash (NHTSA)

August 13, 2014

Teachers, not Politicians, are the Education Experts - A Commentary by Christina Holmgren-Larson
My three children, though from the same gene pool, showed great variation in interests, abilities, learning strategies, and learning preferences from an early age. I have been lucky enough to, most of the time, find schools with educators possessing the experience and ability to juggle a classroom full of students of vastly different genetics, socio-economic backgrounds, interests, learning styles, and abilities. Teachers who were allowed to do so. Click here to continue.

July 24, 2014
The Entrepreneur - A Truly American Future
Exclusive: Scientist Art Robinson notes simple key to a 'spectacularly wonderful' tomorrow
Our country’s future, the future of the American people – and indeed the future of the world’s people as they emulate the American example – could well be so spectacularly wonderful that the phrases “shining city on a hill” and “American exceptionalism” are one day looked back upon as historical understatements.
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May 13, 2014
Protest of Satanic "mass" planned at Harvard - Fr. Eugene Koprowski, Auxiliary Bishop, Patriarchy of Kiev and All Rus

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May 8, 2014
Is profaning Jesus part of the curriculum at Harvard? To: Harvard Extension School
Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass. USA

April 23, 2014
Government Truth Commissions Make Politics Dirtier

A Commentary by Steve Klein, Wyoming Liberty Group

February 2, 2014
The Real State of the Union by John Porter

November 26, 2013

Losing Liberty by John Porter
It seems to me that no matter what, we continue down the path to the complete loss of all Individual Liberty in the United States of America. I literally cry real tears of sorrow in my observance of the death of our Constitution and Liberty. Click here to continue.

November 26, 2013
The following essay has been posted on America's Uncommon Sense
JFK and the Moon: Anatomy of a Historic Decision by Harrison H. Schmitt
Sadly, President John F. Kennedy did not live to experience the positive emotional and geopolitical outcomes of his decision to challenge the country to go to the Moon. The tragic events of November 22, 1963, prevented this well-deserved honor. Click here to continue.

November 18, 2013
Beverly Eakman -- FAA Announces Impending Launch of Surveillance Drones
For years warnings have been showing up in seemingly unconnected venues: Our personal data and our comings and goings have been hijacked by everything from "EZ Pass" toll-fee collectors to ObamaCare's flubbed sign-up website. The formats may vary, but all admit potential use your information to improve cross-matching capability, using both "hard" technologies (e.g., "traffic" cameras) and "soft" (e.g., "predictive behavioral detection" activities and computerized subscription data). The final touch is now upon us--one that many media moguls laughed off just two years ago, when several renowned publications, both mainstream and conservative, ran stories on domestic surveillance drones. Now the FAA has officially announced their intention to test "UAVs" in multiple sites across the U.S. The worst part of this is Americans have been "conditioned" to accept, even applaud, the whiz-bang marvels we see in popular techo-thriller dramas. Young people, in particular, have grown accustomed to being inspected by officials, to snooping ("reporting") on each other and their families, and to bullying people they don't like using the newest downloaded "app." High-schoolers have never known a United States with any "expectation of privacy." Even older Americans are buying into the "if you've got nothing to hide, what's the problem?" rationale. Ironically, many of us news-junkies assumed it was just all about revenue...until suddenly it wasn't.

November 13, 2013
A Successful Script for Prolife Republicans
Virginia voters decided after much deliberation that they would rather be ruled by a sleazebag than a puritan. And if Ken Cuccinelli needed any more proof that he should have run for re–election as attorney general — something he promised initially — Tuesday’s election results should have provided it.
By Michael R. Shannon

November 13, 2013

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