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southernOregon -GAlice District vs BLM- standoff is brewing

14 April 2015 - 10:40 AM











BLM issued a cease and desist order without a court order and without 'Coordination Authorization'....with local authorities. Federal officials acting lawlessly. Possible federal land grab to seize gold rich property on behalf of Chinese government.

First Published April 11, 2015
1st Updated April 12, 2015
UPDATED 3:40 PM PST APRIL 13, 2015(snip)...FROM THE SHASTA LANTER facebook

The Shasta Lantern
Potential situation building in Southern Oregon/Central Jefferson. BLM has issued a cease and desist order to a group of miners in Josephine County 10 miles West of Grants Pass in the Galice Mining District. BLM has given the miners until April 25th to cease and desist all mining operations, remove all buildings and mining equipment. This order by BLM is not accompanied by a legal court order and has been issued on BLM supposed authority alone. Many of these claims have existed in perpituity since the 1870’s. The miners have issued a statement declaring they will resist what they believe to be an illegal order. The State of Jefferson will respond and arrive to support the miners if required. Stay tuned for updates as further information becomes available.

Galice Miners Will Do Battle With Bureau of Land Management

~ Executive Committee; Galice Mining District
There have been many questions about rumors of a battle brewing between the Bureau of Land Management and several miners within the Galice Mining District. While we cannot yet divulge any fine details (and ultimately must keep legal tactics completely private), at this time, we can confirm the following:

1. BLM recently (3/18/15) issued two Stop Orders on a mine, citing authority under their 3809 regulations, despite the fact that this is one of the oldest active claims in the country. The location date of this mine is so old that one of the location notices (the legal title to the mine) was actually first recorded in the original Galice Mining District Recorder’s book in 1876...(snip)..."




INteresting SoCAl /AZ Weather to repeat itself?Whole lotta gold gonna get stirred up!

06 September 2014 - 04:08 PM


It's rare for the models to predict  a track into  So CAl ,as these things( 99-100) head west with the Trades. This one is heading north.  

I've been a weather radar junky for a long time and I can say that what is setting up is a very rare occurrence for   this region.



 I remember this storm, as I was able to see some of the damage it did in the backcountry. Got to walk the rail from Jacumba down to Dos CAbezas..










 I hadn't realized that damage has been repaired to the rail line. This vid  takes in the whole climb from Plaster City , through the CArrizo Gorge,up to Jacumba.




good guy detectorist finds wedding ring

05 September 2014 - 01:54 PM

:thumbsupanim  :ya:  :yesss:




OCEANSIDE — A family’s summer vacation in Oceanside became an agonizing tale for an Arizona woman who lost the wedding ring her husband gave her when they married nearly 20 years ago.

But thanks to the detective work and kindness of Vista resident Dennis Coppock her story has a happy ending.

Donna and Todd Stubblefield of Winslow, Ariz., were visiting coastal North County on July 15 with their two teenage sons. Donna Stubblefield was playing catch with one of her boys on the beach, just north of the Oceanside Municipal Pier, when the 3/4 carat diamond ring slipped off her finger....(big snip)"...

"“It’s just the right thing to do,” he said.

When the Stubblefields arrived home in Arizona, they sent Coppock a prepaid package for him to return the precious band, Donna said.

“I awaited anxiously for it and just a few days later, there it was, my wedding ring that I prayed for since it had been lost,” she said. “It ended up being in perfect condition, only full of sand.”

Coppock declined any reward for returning the ring, Donna said.

“What is remarkable is the fact that there are still people out there like Mr. Dennis Coppock, who still posses old fashioned morals and values,” she said. “Thank you Dennis from the bottom of our hearts. You will never know how grateful we are that you were the person that found my wedding ring.”"

REd alert from the SAFETY BAR: "cell" sites are hacking your dumb phone

04 September 2014 - 11:24 AM



"If you're taking a late-summer roadtrip, chances are your phone will be intercepted by a fake cell phone tower.

At least that's what Les Goldsmith, CEO of ESD America and developer of the CryptoPhone 500, claims.

According to Goldsmith, his team -- using the custom-developed CryptoPhone, which provides a hardened version of Android with a wealth of unique security features and patches a number of flaws present in the stock Android OS -- discovered dozens of fake cell phone 'towers' not belonging to any carriers which intercepted the device's signal, allowing the tower's owner to intercept any calls or communications and even 'remotely push spyware to the device.'

On a road trip taken from Florida to North Carolina by one of ESD America's customers, Goldsmith says, the device encountered 8 different interceptors. This may not be shocking, except for the fact that baseband interceptors are very costly to produce and difficult to create, meaning that only the truly committed or those with many resources have the ability to make them. The team discovered one such interceptor at a casino in Las Vegas, but many were found on top of military bases and government facilities."

"On one such excursion by ESD America's mobile security team, their phone was intercepted by a fake tower, and forced down from 4G to 2G -- a protocol which is much easier to exploit. Many higher-end interceptors, however, have the ability to "spoof" the signal so that the phone still displays a 4G connection despite being forced to 2G and exploited.

The fake towers may very well be operated by the government, Goldsmith says, but he also entertains the possibility that they could've been planted by a foreign government such as China to snoop on military communications. Regardless of the source or the intent, regular citizens are falling victim to the interceptors and running the risk of having their phone calls and even text messages intercepted by unknown parties."





Go git 'em GEneral

13 May 2014 - 07:45 AM

:yesss:   THe glass is half full goin  on a week now :old:





Inspector General launches investigation into EPA’s Alaska Pebble Mine study

By M.D. Kittle  /   May 6, 2014  /   


By M.D. Kittle | Watchdog.org

Days after the publication of Environmental Protection Agency emails showed EPA officials advocating for a pre-emptive veto of the Pebble Mine project in southwest Alaska, EPA’s Office of Inspector General announced plans to look into the agency’s activities to find out whether it broke any laws or policies.

“The Office of Inspector General plans to begin preliminary research to determine whether the … (EPA) adhered to laws, regulations, policies and procedures in developing its assessment of potential mining impacts on ecosystems in Bristol Bay, Alaska,” states an OIG memo obtained by Watchdog.org.



INVESTIGATION BEGINS: EPA administrator Lisa McCarthy addresses opponents of a large-scale mine in Alaska’s Bristol Bay watershed. The EPA’s Office of Inspector General is looking into the administrator’s office and other EPA officials to determine whether they broke the law or policy in a process that has led to an unprecedented action that could drastically limit or kill the mine project before a plan is submitted.

The communication, dated May 2 and written by Patrick Gilbride, director of science, research and management integrity evaluations for OIG, was sent to three mid-level EPA managers, including Nancy K. Stoner, acting assistant administrator of the agency’s Office of Water.

“We are initiating this review based on congressional requests and hotline complaints OIG has received on this matter,” Gilbride writes.

Pebble Limited Partnership, the investment group behind a proposed multibillion dollar copper and gold mine in southwest Alaska’s bush country, late last month rebuked the agency for “disregarding the rule of law, established precedent, and long respected public policy” in moving to pre-emptively block PLP from filing a permit application.

The proposed development would be the “largest and most valuable underdeveloped supply of copper and gold in North America, a resource that could be critically important to the U.S. economy and employment in Alaska,” according to the company,” PLP said.

“Rather than allowing the filing of a mining permit application, EPA employees secretly plotted with environmental activists to undermine the ability of land owners to objectively evaluate at develop the proposed mining of the Pebble deposit …, and thereby establishing a precedent that will have long-term harmful impacts on investment and job creation in the United States,” PLP asserts in its letter to the EPA.

The letter followed the publication of new emails obtained by the Washington Timesthat show Phil North, who served as an ecologist with the EPA in Anchorage, Alaska, and Kenai, Alaska, discussing with other agency officials the potential of the EPA dropping the Clean Water Act Section 404 ©, the so-called pre-emptive veto of a project, for some time — long before the agency conducted an assessment that some peer reviewers claimed was based on junk science.

“We have been discussing 404© quite a bit internally at all levels of EPA,” North wrote an attorney for a tribal company in August 2010, as reported by the Times. “This letter will certainly stoke the fire.”

Likewise, EPA officials briefed the conservation group Trout Unlimited, another mine opponent, about its plans, Swarts wrote.

“One of the clearest signs that EPA had predetermined it would kill the project came in the form of a 2011 budget request that sought money to pursue the 404© veto,” according to the Times story. “Officials at other federal agencies with roles in the mining review process were talking as early as 2010 that an EPA veto was a fait accompli.”

In February, EPA administrator Gina McCarthy finally lowered the boom, announcing the agency would initiate Section 404©, which the EPA would use to block or greatly restrict the Pebble Mine in Alaska’s Bristol Bay region, before Pebble Limited Partnership has submitted a plan to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. EPA says it is now gathering information.

McCarthy at the time said the decision came down to protecting local resources.

“Extensive scientific study has given us ample reason to believe that the Pebble Mine would likely have significant and irreversible negative impacts on the Bristol Bay watershed and its abundant salmon fisheries,” McCarthy said.

Bristol Bay is home to half of the world’s sockeye salmon population, and the fishing industry in Alaska and beyond has pumped in a lot of money fighting the mine and pushing EPA to kill it through the Clean Water Act.

But that “extensive scientific study” has come under scorching criticism by peer reviewers.

Michael Kavanaugh, a member of the National Academy of Engineering,  has said the peer review on the EPA’s updated assessment draft, released in April 2013, “fails to meet” the EPA’s own criteria.

“The lack of an open and transparent external peer review process for review of the 2013 Assessment seriously erodes the credibility of the document, and the validity of basing any future management decisions on mining in the Bristol Bay watershed on findings” of the assessment, Kavanaugh, senior principal of Geosyntec Consultants,wrote in testimony.

During the preliminary research phase, Gilbride writes, the OIG’s office will review relevant laws, regulations, policies and other documentation “as necessary.

“We plan to interview EPA personnel in the Office of Water, Office of Research and Development, Region 10 (including Alaska) and the Office of the Administrator,”Gilbride states.

The inspector general will schedule a kickoff meeting to discuss the objective, scope and time frame of the review.

The Office of the Inspector General, meanwhile, wants answers, including a list of all EPA personnel involved in the “concurrence and approval chain” of the assessment on the potential mining impacts on the Bristol Bay watershed. The IG also wants a “timeline showing the activities the EPA performed to conduct and complete the assessment, starting when the EPA decided to undertake the assessment through the release of the final report (in April 2013).”

Pebble Limited Partnership spokesman Mike Heatwole on Monday told Watchdog that the company is pleased that the EPA Inspector General’s Office has decided to undertake a preliminary investigation into the issues raised.

“We will certainly be watching this issue closely and the range of concerns that were brought to the attention of the IG’s office,” Heatwole wrote in an email to Watchdog.org.

Contact M.D. Kittle at mkittle@watchdog.org"