Sunday, October 15, 2017

Identifying Bad Actors

This past Saturday night a few Oklahoma cattlemen gathered to listen to R CALF USA's Bill Bullard speak on Making America's Beef Industry Great Again in the historic OKC stockyards district. We also discussed the misuse of our beef checkoff funds, and the advancement of the destructive Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef agenda which is positioning itself onto American farms and ranches with the implementation of the US Roundtable for Sustainable Beef, both tied to radical extremists and the United Nations.  Hidden within this agenda are the Sustainable Ag Initiative guidelines which demand  UN standards be met by American cattle producers. The USRSB was voted on and advanced by the OCA membership with the nudging of leaders this summer, after my attempt to stop it.

Simultaneously, that Saturday night, in a small southern Oklahoma town our OCA executive director was speaking World Willdlife Fund praises to a group of cattle producers. The WWF is the very group advancing the GRSB.
For years I have shared my concerns, my diagrams illustrating the dark connections to this consortium and our need as an industry to not go down this destructive path. Not once but many many times I have expressed my concerns with our OCA director and his staff and board and our NCBA executive director (who now works for this consortium) and his staff.

On Sunday we stopped by Bob Mills Furniture to look at office furniture.  We were blessed with a bright young salesman. As I shopped Brad explained to him what our family does and how we and other beef producers are being regulated out of business. When I checked out this young man was still full of questions and he continued quizzing me. So I took a piece of paper and crudely sketched a diagram of how our nation's beef producers are being destroyed using the term sustainability via the GRSB and USRSB. He quickly named the GRSB and USRSB "nonsense structures of control" and when I was finished connecting the visual dots he just as quickly within seconds said "that's a cartel".This young man understood this evil structure yet the Global and US Roundtable for Sustainable Beef had been hailed as a great thing by our very own leadership the night before.. 
When a young man who understood little about  the structure of agriculture but quickly picked up what is happening to the American Beef producer in a brief conversation ... his final thoughts being "that's pretty sick".... We have a monumental problem.
Within the USRSB/UN guidelines lurk demands for continual improvement and the reduction of "bad actors".   Bad actors? You're not finding them on our farms you're finding them in the offices that claim to represent us
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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Busy Battling Bullies and Brainwashing

                                                                                                                  
I’m not lazy just busy, finding time to write is hard.  Besides loving on family, ranching, church and civic activities we’ve spent time traveling to support fellow cattle producers and collect more education on issues facing our industry. We’re also working on the Oklahoma Independent Stockgrower’s Association kickoff meeting October 28, 2017 6 pm at the Chain Ranch.
Here are several things I’ve recently learned:
 R CALF USA-the NCBA’s arch nemesis is growing rapidly. Their annual convention in Rapid City, SD was packed with educational speakers, including Tomi Lahren renowned conservative political commentator whose family ranches in the Rapid City area, addressing real issues American cattlemen face.  There were NO top down messages from globally invested individuals, academia, multimillion dollar research foundation recipients unusually motivated on keeping the “SUSTAINABLE GIG” going- nor fake Ag media pushing a global “sustainable” control agenda. RCALF members address real problems they face, research then search for solutions. Independent state cattlemen’s groups are among the convention goers and these associations are growing with Wyoming, Colorado, South Dakota, North Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Texas-others I’m sure-and now Oklahoma finding it necessary to form their own grassroots groups to save their voice and freedoms.  They strive to find solutions to slow down the incremental destructive policies NCBA is advancing on behalf of multinational meat packers found within the illegal global beef trust known as the Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef.  Raising awareness that state cattlemen’s associations are advancing global regulations within the U.S. through the U.S. Roundtable for Sustainable Beef is a priority. It’s exciting to see these cattlemen and other stock growers organize and stand up for their freedom.
We also witnessed Kansas State University host the “Jason Clay World Wildlife Fund Brainwashing” for college freshman- complete with credit for attendance.  RCALF was there to cover the event live and counter lies being dispelled.  Remember WWF is behind the GRSB and USRSB which quietly unfolds UN policy upon our ranches with the intent to control what type of animal and how we produce it all to fit their guidelines. Clay wants to remove the bottom 25% of us beef producers. The cattle industry is Oklahoma’s largest Ag enterprise according to Oklahoma Department of Ag. Bankers, sale barn owners, g related businesses- rural schools and hospitals what will you do without the beef producer?  See a need to stay informed? 


Monday, August 28, 2017

Choosing ignorance will not be bliss...

You can’t eat  your dead elder’s brains and gain their wisdom, knowledge or magic powers, in fact if you do you’re probably going to contract variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease and die but not before passing this debilitating death sentence on to your descendants.  That’s what a tribe of New Guinea cannibals thought they needed to do and did for decades with the disease progressively bringing death at  younger and younger ages among tribal members.  They were faithful to practice this ritual which was leading to their demise…until someone came in and explained to them that what they were doing was causing their death.  This week during RCALF’s prayer breakfast veterinarian and pastor, Dr. Max Thornsberry, made several correlations between this tribe’s detrimental practice and the destructive chaos taking place within our nation, our families and our beef industry. The obvious answer is omission of God within each area. 
1 Corinthians 14:33 says, “Our God is not a God of confusion but of peace”. We are experiencing growing confusion. Where lies the fault?   We taught our children to look both ways before crossing the street, but nothing about their Savior and his instructions for a peaceful life, the Bible.  We chose a better way, one devoted to self-indulgence and entertainment, then evil rose up and we sat down---or went fishing, or boating or tailgating weaving our lives around sports and entertainment leaving God and His word behind.  And generations missed out on “conscience building”.
Mothers, fathers, grandmothers and grandfathers it’s our duty to teach God’s word to our children “when you sit, when you walk, when lie down, when you get up- Deuteronomy 6:7…do this and we can change a nation. All other problems could be dealt with much easier. Removing God is systemic to all of the chaos we are witnessing.
Our beef industry continues to be assaulted by radical globalists who clearly believe they are God and the fate of the world depends on their dictating regulations upon us. Incremental so called “voluntary” rules that ultimately lead to "mandatory" regulations designed to dismantle America’s ability to produce food, destroying liberty, choices and our property rights as they unfold. And many of our leaders are following along.  It has been an unbelievable experience to witness the incremental infiltration of this evil into our associations these control monsters- Godless people, who in all reality want to totally eliminate animal protein- move in set up their control mechanism and lure destructive division within. Unbelievable to watch us attack ourselves instead of attacking the enemy.  I’ve heard NCBA and my Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association make blanket accusations about the entire membership of RCALF based on the actions of a few members. I’ve watched NCBA and OCA use checkoff funds to promote and partner with the World Wildlife Fund who is behind the global takeover of all animal protein production, using those funds to promote the destructive Global and U.S. Roundtables for Sustainable Beef.  This consortium led by WWF is the true enemy in this battle, not our fellow cattleman.
Discussing, cussing, addressing and hashing these problems out at our own table---NOT A FOREIGN GLOBAL (or U.S. one infused with global control) ROUNDTABLE---must take place.  When family problems arise we don’t pack up and go to Brazil to find a family there to solve them or bring the foreigner to your home, you solve it in house. Cow calf producers, stockers, feeders we should consider each other family. We must kick the global crooks out and shake up and dismantle the multinational packers by demanding anti-trust law enforcement; vet each and every beef council board member and staff to verify which side they are answering to.  I recently had an Oklahoma Beef Council member who also holds a national position tell me he was fine with the U.N. coming in and determining U.S.  beef production practices. This long time council member does not belong on that board.  We address together the problems of the beef checkoff and market manipulation by these multinational packers; we address the facts that the Global and U.S. Roundtables for Sustainable Beef are not about sustainability at all; but control and destruction of our industry and the fact that America’s beef producers do not want outside forces such as the U.N. telling them how to produce their animals nor take care of their property with the producer’s funds.   
Beef producers, no longer can we keep eating each other… or our ancestor’s brains… or ignoring the Lord’s word. We rise up boldly and rest in God’s preeminence not Jason Clay, Wayne Pacelle,  Myun Park’s or the other global elites and radical environmentalists involved in this global takeover.   We follow the Bible and our U.S. constitution not Karl Marx’s Communist Manifesto or the U.N. charter. The values each of these groups hold are diametrically opposed to each other.
We do not compromise our principles, we boldly stand and protect them. We stand to protect our children and grandchildren's conscience, we stand and protect our cattle producers. In reality we know the dismantling reaches far and wide into our health care system, financials, universities and schools)- we stand and protect these resources that make America great. We STAND.and having done all to stand Stand therefore...Ephesians 6:11.  We stand or we leave to our children a crippled future void of  God, liberty, choices, free markets- of FREEDOM.
                                                                                                                                                




Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Another Side

 Behind Ag's Green Mask Dewey County Record  August 16, 2017
                                                                     
Thought I would shift gears this week, I decided to share my constructive side because I do other things besides fight “sustainability- triple bottom line promoting-continuous improvement” bad guys. For several years I’ve had the opportunity to serve on both the OK GOP executive committee and the Agriculture Enhancement Diversification Board. I did not seek out these positions but somehow ended up on both.  Both boards met this week and truthfully it's something I dread a bit. Actually it's been good, it pulls me out of my rural comfort zone and into an urban setting forcing me to dress up and behave like a lady.
The OK GOP executive committee consist of our Governor, Republican chair and vice chairs, national committee chairwoman and chairman, legislators, county and district chairs and vice chairs (I serve the third congressional district-Frank Lucas’ district- as vice chair). This position has forced me to understand the political process, I’m still on a steep learning curve but try to absorb as much as I can each time we meet. We address problems within the party, budgets, new programs, upcoming elections etc. I admire and learn all I can from these good people in this powerful group. I have to say  this week it paid that I attended, if not, Agriculture would have been omitted from the Republican Oklahoma Solutions program which allows Oklahomans input on issues and opportunity to provide solutions within different areas of concern within our state such as Health Care, Education, Business etc.
The AEDB board allows citizens from across the state to apply for a grant or loan to enhance an agriculture based idea or event. I have learned that we have a greatly diverse group of Oklahoma agriculturist who are very resourceful, talented and hardworking. It’s been humbling, exciting and inspirational to listen to their ideas and be a part of a process to help them advance those dreams.

I love Ag, I love Oklahoma and I’m learning to love politics...






  

Friday, August 11, 2017

OCA Resolution to Reject the Global and U.S. Roundtables for Sustainable Beef

Update on OCA Convention resolution...


Wow, I threw myself in front of the tyrannical control policy train at the OCA convention and got ran over! It was quite an experience. I wrote about it in a Facebook post when I got home (below) followed by my rough draft which was just a brain dump to get my resolution on paper and the final which Dr.Carolyn McClarty helped me tweek...thank you Carolyn! ...

Just to clear some things up. I belong to both the OCA and RCALF. We were members of NCBA when I thought they were taking us in the right direction but after attempts to get them to back away from the GRSB nor partner with the World Wildlife Fund, and also to inform my fellow producers that the Global Animal Partnership an added premium 5 step animal welfare program was HSUS backed -for several years with no luck- I shook the dust off and visited RCALF. I was afraid to let any of these leaders know I was attending the R CALF meetings as NCBA had painted a very negative picture throughout the years -and after witnessing this weekend that practice continues in full force. When I did attend I found great like minded cattle producers under attack. They were fighting issues we were fighting, they understood the facts. The useful education we received was overwhelming. I came home understanding that there was much more to the TPP, that global courts would have authority with no appeals , we learned how allowing Brazil's foreign meat into the US since the repeal of COOL which NCBA supported, put American producers in jeopardy and destroyed the livelihoods of many. And we learned extensive information ... to add to my research ...on the GRSB. I found people that understood what I had been trying to educate my fellow producers on such as attorney and cattleman Tracy Hunt who has done extensive research on the GRSB and USRSB. I believe cattlemen need to do their own homework and not take any organization's word on anything. Also it was the Noble Foundation representative who made mention of "continuous improvement" in his comments before the vote on my resolution to reject the GRSB and USRSB. And I believe another person who made a comment in favor of advancing it used JBS SA as a reason we should support it. Hum I'm thinking that person might need to do some more studying. I suggest each and every Oklahoma cattle producer read the fine print on what they deem "sustainable continuous improvement". My dad, Ralph Chain has a good summary in the August 2017 issue of Oklahoma Farm and Ranch Magazine addressing this very subject entitled "I Need Help" (you can pick them up in most restaurants quick stops etc around the state) or download a copy. No, Noble Foundation if sustainability has to follow the guidelines you shared in your newsletter several years back when you received funding from??? to research our sustainability practices coming top down from efforts to continuously improve- to those standards- there will be no more cowboys.

ROUGH DRAFT
I’m sharing my rough draft...my brain dump (1st) followed by the final resolution Dr. Carolyn McLarty helped me tweek. Hopefully this helps in connecting the dots to why I am so adamant about unwinding from this destructive consortium. There is room for ALL American cattle producers...not a select few. Those advancing this are making money, keeping their jobs all the while knowing it will strip freedoms from the American producer. The Noble Foundation took the grant money when Obama rolled out the Climate Hubs, they want to keep researching us into oblivion....no skin off their backs.
ROUGH DRAFT
Whereas America’s farmers, less than 2% of the U.S. population, have for centuries chosen to continually improve their farms and ranches as they see fit, sustaining the world with a safe, abundant, healthy food supply;
Whereas if a nation cannot produce its own food supply destruction is evident
Whereas Sustainable Development is a term that houses a method of control created by those advancing globalism which uses the climate change narrative and false science based on skewed data to create policy forcing regulations upon U.S. food producers in the areas of air, land, water and animals all components of food production;
Whereas beef production was deemed unsustainable by foreign entities during the 1992 U.N. Global Conference on Sustainability in Rio De Janeiro spawning the 21st century global centralized control attempt to infiltrate the U.S. with foreign regulations;
Whereas Sustainable Development requirements, thus far, have shut down America’s Bread Basket of the World, the San Joaquin Valley, and thousands of food producers daily since centralized control efforts began taking root in the U.S. in 2008;
Whereas the term Sustainable Development was unknown to the majority of U.S. cattlemen prior to World Wildlife Federation’s VP of Market Transformation, Jason Clay’s presentation urging their “sustainability” during the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s 2010 summer conference;
Whereas many U.S. cattlemen are unaware of the fact Sustainable Development holds the power to destroy their liberty and profitability through the ever moving target of “continuous improvement” ;
Whereas the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association utilizing all U.S. cattlemen’s funds partnered with the World Wildlife Fund whose efforts are to control and minimize beef production;
Whereas the Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef whose vision and mission fit the Soviet Union Constitution of 1977 Chapter 7 Article 39 was created by the World Wildlife Fund, JBS, SA, Tyson, McDonalds, Walmart and other multinational protein packers and environmental groups expanding today into a large centralized control consortium being used to drive regulations upon U.S. food producers and vertically integrate the beef industry by capturing the supply chain away from independent cattle producers;
Whereas JBS SA, the world’s largest protein exporter and one of the initial founders of the Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef has been involved in two multinational meat scandals, the largest ever; Operation Weak Flesh dealing with exportation of tainted beef and Operation Car Wash dealing with extortion and bribery.
Whereas the World Wildlife Fund supports Meatless Mondays according to SODEXO; packer monopolies have been created due to Anti-Trust laws being ignored; Repeal of Country of Origin Labeling created an avenue for GRSB members to export foreign tainted beef into the U.S. flooding the market destroying the livelihoods of 1,000’s of U.S. independent cattle producer; it is clear those who make up the GRSB do not have the best interest of the U.S. independent cattle producer in mind;
Whereas the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association the largest and oldest contractor of beef checkoff funds joined the GRSB (Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef) utilizing the funds of all U.S. cattle producers to do so;
Whereas the GRSB (Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef) supports the Sustainable Ag Initiative which sets forth guidelines the U.S. producer must comply under United Nation’s standards;
Whereas as the packers who assisted in the creation of the GRSB (Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef) guidelines do not comply with their created sustainable regulations, but force U.S. beef producers to do so;
Whereas according to the U.S. constitution foreign law cannot be brought into the U.S.
Whereas in 2017 the U.S. Roundtable for Sustainable Beef is being injected at the local and state level to usurp the U.S. constitution carrying destructive foreign policy and outside regulations upon U.S. food producer’s destroying their freedom and liberty to produce their product as they see fit while the packers who initiated the agenda escape scrutiny;
Resolved
Throughout history individuals seeking top down centralized control: King Charles I prior to the Great Remonstrance of 1641 was one of the first to attempt to drive “sustainable development” upon the masses; King George who chose to “erect a multitude of new offices and send hither swarms of officers to harass his people and eat out their substance” and Polpot, Lenin, Mao, Mussolini, Hitler and other dictators, were stopped by a remnant willing to take a stand against tyranny;
Therefore Oklahoma independent livestock growers reject any further involvement with any entity, program or individual advancing in any form top down, continuous improvement dictated by outside forces, and, with the protection of liberty as our goal, we reject Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association’s involvement in the U.S. Roundtable for Sustainable Beef knowing producer’s involvement will strip our free market economy.

FINAL
Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association Resolution Rejecting the Global and U.S. Roundtables for Sustainable Beef
WHEREAS America’s farmers, though less than 2% of the U.S. population, have for centuries chosen to continually improve their farms, ranches and animals as they see fit, and by so doing have constantly supplied the world with safe, abundant, and healthy food;
WHEREAS During the 1992 U.N. Global Conference on “Sustainability” in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, beef production was deemed “unstainable” by foreign entities; this began the 21st century global centralized plan to infiltrate the U.S. with foreign regulations;
WHEREAS “Sustainable Development” is a term that defines a method of control created by globalists who use the “climate change” narrative and false science based on skewed data to create policy that forces regulations upon U.S. food producers in the areas of land, air, water, and animals- all components of food production;
WHEREAS “Sustainable Development” requirements, thus far, have shut down America’s Bread Basket of the World, the San Joaquin Valley, California; and thousands of other food producers daily since centralized control efforts began taking root in the U.S. in 2008;
WHEREAS The term “Sustainable Development” was unknown to the majority of U.S. Cattlemen prior to the World Wildlife Fund’s VP of Market Transformation, Jason Clay’s presentation urging their “sustainability” during the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s 2010 Summer Conference;
WHEREAS Many U.S. cattlemen are unaware of the fact that “Sustainable Development” holds the power to destroy their liberty and profitability through the every-moving target of “continuous improvement” and the misuse of beef checkoff funds;
WHEREAS In the name of “Sustainable Development”, the World Wildlife Fund, JBS SA, Tyson, McDonalds, Cargill, Walmart and other multinational protein packers and environmental groups have expanded into a large centralized control consortium called the Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (GRSB)
WHEREAS The GRSB is a plan of the United Nations to control the cattle industry and to destroy the independent beef producers in the United States of America while using producers Beef Check-off funds to finance and advance the GRSB agenda;
WHEREAS Some of the packers who assisted in the creation of the GRSB guidelines are corrupt, ignore existing laws themselves, do not comply with their created sustainable regulations, but intend to force independent U.S. Beef Producers to do so; clearly not having the best interest of the American independent cattle producer in mind;
WHEREAS The GRSB is being used to drive regulations upon U.S. Beef Producers and is also leading to vertical integration of the beef industry as anti-trust laws are usurped which allows the formation of a monopoly with only 3 or 4 packers remaining to control the market; the same packers who serve on the GRSB board;
WHEREAS, Astonishingly, The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, the largest and oldest contractor of Beef Checkoff funds (utilizing the funds of all U.S. Cattle Producers), partnered with the World Wildlife Fund and joined the GRSB;
WHEREAS The GRSB (Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef) has branched into the U.S. Roundtable for Sustainable Beef, which this year began pushing U.S. Beef Producers to comply with United Nation’s standards found with the Sustainable Ag Initiative Beef Platform Guidelines;
WHEREAS The U.S. Roundtable for Sustainable Beef was formed to inject regulations at the state level allowing U.S. Cattlemen and women to vote the global regulations into policy, thus “rubber stamping” the GRSB control agenda;
WHEREAS Oklahoma Cattlemen reserve the right to their liberty and property as defined in the U.S. Constitution and according to the U.S. Constitution, foreign law cannot be brought into the U.S.;
WHEREAS If a nation cannot control and produce its own food supply, its destruction is imminent; therefore be it
RESOLVED The Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association will not consent to be manipulated by the U.S. Roundtable for Sustainable Beef nor the Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef; and
RESOLVED The Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association hereby rejects any further involvement with any entity, program, or individual advancing any form of “Sustainable Development” or “continuous improvement” which is a path to centralized global control of the Beef Industry.

A Time for Refinancing and Repairs

Behind Ag's Green Mask August 2017
We read loan contracts before signing, 5% or 18% interest can make or break you. So why would a few OCA members, on behalf of all Oklahoma cattlemen, sign a contract they have not read- the U.N.’s Sustainable Ag Initiative Beef Platform- a foreign designed contract that will destroy the freedom and livelihoods of U.S. beef producers?
The U.S. Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (which houses the SAI) must be stopped before it becomes the precedent we all must follow. When a chosen few within the Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association advanced a contract with the USRSB nudged by the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, it is time to change business partners. The NCBA is now the voice of the four remaining global packers, not the voice of all grassroots cattle producers, yet they utilize ALL grassroots’ producer’s funds in the form of the mandatory national beef checkoff, to make business decisions for ALL of us. These funds are being used against the American cattle producer and moving us towards vertical integration.
The USRSB will hold much stiffer penalties than 18% interest. This global trust which is being funded by foreign entities, the four packers, global environmentalist and NCBA (our dollar) and others is going against U.S. anti-trust laws. It will set American beef producers on a sustainable “continuous improvement” path that destroys our profitability.
Sustainability was designed as an ever moving target, a needle that can’t be threaded; funded by global elites to keep grassroots jumping through hoops eventually destroying all profits.
Centralized control “continuous improvers” include genocide promotors; Pol Pot, Kim Jong Il, Stalin and Hitler, all sought top down control of the masses. Killing their own to gain control, no problem.
America has no room for U.N. decisions and mandatory continuous improvements.The Climate Hubs implemented under the Obama Regime are killing producers, they were designed to destroy. America was built on liberty and free markets, they've worked beautifully for over 200 years. Worked? Yes, like a machine but that machine is being dismantled and replaced with the Climate Hub machine and apathy and ignorance won’t keep our freedom running.

What’s really behind Colorado’s green mask?

Behind Ag’s Green Mask July 24, 2017


Wow. That’s all I can say about our recent Colorado trip. We got up close and personal to this state’s lucrative destructive new agriculture venture. It seems everyone and their dog, I mean this literally- about the dog- it appears to participate you must own a pit bull or Heinz 57 and house them in your motel room or car.
We pulled into Trinidad, checked room prices and decided to save $120 by-passing the Holiday Inn opting for an older 60’s style, which appeared from the outside to pass inspection: an elderly well-dressed lady with a…dog, sitting on a bench, We drove to our corner room passing #7- dog on leash; #8- two yapping dogs not on leashes; #9 pit bull on leash with yapping part wiener dog not on leash; #10- Brad unlocks it and I step in. “Bad decision” is all I’ll share. We go to sleep to loud rap music and wake to loud rap music. Next morning I go outside take a seat on the bench and begin writing. I try to concentrate while I listen as two men negotiate a weed deal like they were swapping baseball cards.
We drive on to our favorite spot in the world a quiet little hot springs we’ve been visiting for nearly 20 years, always clean and smoke free. This year’s greeting- “cannabis, tobacco friendly and clothing optional on Wednesday in the north pool”. One of the soakers shares his love of gardening (it wasn’t Wednesday) I’m thinking tomatoes, he says weed...”it’s too easy and lucrative”, he went on to share his love for communicating with his plants and his desire to only hang out with his…yes…dog.
We arrive in Fort Morgan for our meeting visiting with fellow cattlemen, all Coloradoans. They share concerns of many people living in cars in the national forest which adjoin their ranches, stories of upstanding business men losing their businesses and the fact that police are underfunded because they can’t keep up with the crime.
Weed…lucrative maybe but I’m concerned Colorado’s going to pot.

It Ain’t Grandma or Goldilocks

....a great image by Jo Nova showing the climate change complexity of sustainable development which is designed to destroy America's resource providers.
Behind Ag’s Green Mask, July 31, 2017


It’s one thing to decide to sleep with the enemy, it’s another when deception is used to lure others to do the same.
The Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association business meeting revealed the true intent of a few individuals- to lead all Oklahoma cattle producers (those who produce all 5 million head in Oklahoma) straight into the enemy’s bed: the “U.S. Roundtable for Sustainable Beef centralized control vertical integration of our beef industry bed”. Corruption looms deep within the U.S. and Global Roundtables for Sustainable Beef.
It is fact that those who designed the GRSB and the USRSB which is the arm that will bring U.N. policy upon the U.S. cattle producer (which by the way is unconstitutional) within the Sustainable Ag Initiative guidelines do not have America’s food producer’s protection and freedom on their mind. Rather control. My previous articles share facts concerning the radical environmental front group, the World Wildlife Fund’s infiltration into our beef industry; Obama’s USDA’s continued corruption and collusion with the packers, NGO’s and foreign entities and corruption charges (the largest in history) against JBS SA, the world’s largest meat exporter. These are your players in the GRSB and USRSB.
OCA and the Noble Foundation (who received 20 million from the National Science Foundation in 2014 to research the cattle industry into oblivion in the name of climate change and sustainability) worked diligently gathering their minions to form a delphied (the desired outcome of the vote had been decided before hand) board meeting, something I’ve become accustomed to witnessing over the years. They made certain my resolution (find it at chainranchlady.blogspot.com) did not pass. Under the watchful eye of national and state staff, (the beef checkoff funded National Cattlemen’s Beef Association leaders from D.C. were supervising and if looks could kill let’s just say I’d be 9 feet under) a vote against succeeded. Also in the mix were third party auditors who want the scam to continue (this is another huge misuse of checkoff funds, conflict of interest story), non-producers and a few sheeple with loud voices who secured the vote.
On October 28, 2017 the Oklahoma Independent Stock Grower’s Association will launch a much needed voice, representing all Oklahoma cattle producers tending the 5 million head, those who want out of this corrupt bed.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Update on OCA Convention resolution...
Wow, I threw myself in front of the tyrannical control policy train at the OCA convention and got ran over! It was quite an experience. I wrote about it in a Facebook post when I got home (below) followed by my rough draft which was just a brain dump to get my resolution on paper and the final which Dr.Carolyn McClarty helped me tweek...thank you Carolyn! Here you go...

Just to clear some things up. I belong to both the OCA and RCALF. We were members of NCBA when I thought they were taking us in the right direction but after attempts to get them to back away from the GRSB nor partner with the World Wildlife Fund, and also to inform my fellow producers that the Global Animal Partnership an added premium 5 step animal welfare program was HSUS backed -for several years with no luck- I shook the dust off and visited RCALF. I was afraid to let any of these leaders know I was attending the R CALF meetings as NCBA had painted a very negative picture throughout the years -and after witnessing this weekend that practice continues in full force. When I did attend I found great like minded cattle producers under attack. They were fighting issues we were fighting, they understood the facts. The useful education we received was overwhelming. I came home understanding that there was much more to the TPP, that global courts would have authority with no appeals , we learned how allowing Brazil's foreign meat into the US since the repeal of COOL which NCBA supported, put American producers in jeopardy and destroyed the livelihoods of many. And we learned extensive information ... to add to my research ...on the GRSB. I found people that understood what I had been trying to educate my fellow producers on. Tracy Hunt's research is much more detailed than mine. These slides came from either an RCALF meeting or one of the independent Cattlemen's groups. Tracy Hunt is a cattlemen and an attorney and lays out the facts. I believe cattlemen need to do their own homework and not take any organization's word on anything. Also it was the Noble Foundation representative who made mention of "continuous improvement" in his comments before the vote on my resolution to reject the GRSB and USRSB yesterday. And I believe another comment in favor of advancing it used JBS SA as a reason we should support it. Hum I'm thinking that person might need to do some more studying. I suggest each and every Oklahoma cattle producer read the fine print on what they deem "sustainable continuous improvement". My dad Ralph Chain has a good summary in Oklahoma Farm and Ranch magazine this month on this very subject entitled "I Need Help" (you can pick them up in most restaurants quick stops etc around the state) or download a copy. No, Noble Foundation if sustainability has to follow the guidelines you shared in your newsletter several years back when you received funding from??? to research our sustainability practices coming top down from efforts to continuously improve- to those standards- there will be no more cowboys.

ROUGH DRAFT
I’m sharing my rough draft...my brain dump (1st) followed by the final resolution Dr. Carolyn McLarty helped me tweek. Hopefully this helps in connecting the dots to why I am so adamant about unwinding from this destructive consortium. There is room for ALL American cattle producers...not a select few. Those advancing this are making money, keeping their jobs all the while knowing it will strip freedoms from the American producer. The Noble Foundation took the grant money when Obama rolled out the Climate Hubs, they want to keep researching us into oblivion....no skin off their backs.
ROUGH DRAFT
Whereas America’s farmers, less than 2% of the U.S. population, have for centuries chosen to continually improve their farms and ranches as they see fit, sustaining the world with a safe, abundant, healthy food supply;
Whereas if a nation cannot produce its own food supply destruction is evident
Whereas Sustainable Development is a term that houses a method of control created by those advancing globalism which uses the climate change narrative and false science based on skewed data to create policy forcing regulations upon U.S. food producers in the areas of air, land, water and animals all components of food production;
Whereas beef production was deemed unsustainable by foreign entities during the 1992 U.N. Global Conference on Sustainability in Rio De Janeiro spawning the 21st century global centralized control attempt to infiltrate the U.S. with foreign regulations;
Whereas Sustainable Development requirements, thus far, have shut down America’s Bread Basket of the World, the San Joaquin Valley, and thousands of food producers daily since centralized control efforts began taking root in the U.S. in 2008;
Whereas the term Sustainable Development was unknown to the majority of U.S. cattlemen prior to World Wildlife Federation’s VP of Market Transformation, Jason Clay’s presentation urging their “sustainability” during the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s 2010 summer conference;
Whereas many U.S. cattlemen are unaware of the fact Sustainable Development holds the power to destroy their liberty and profitability through the ever moving target of “continuous improvement” ;
Whereas the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association utilizing all U.S. cattlemen’s funds partnered with the World Wildlife Fund whose efforts are to control and minimize beef production;
Whereas the Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef whose vision and mission fit the Soviet Union Constitution of 1977 Chapter 7 Article 39 was created by the World Wildlife Fund, JBS, SA, Tyson, McDonalds, Walmart and other multinational protein packers and environmental groups expanding today into a large centralized control consortium being used to drive regulations upon U.S. food producers and vertically integrate the beef industry by capturing the supply chain away from independent cattle producers;
Whereas JBS SA, the world’s largest protein exporter and one of the initial founders of the Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef has been involved in two multinational meat scandals, the largest ever; Operation Weak Flesh dealing with exportation of tainted beef and Operation Car Wash dealing with extortion and bribery.
Whereas the World Wildlife Fund supports Meatless Mondays according to SODEXO; packer monopolies have been created due to Anti-Trust laws being ignored; Repeal of Country of Origin Labeling created an avenue for GRSB members to export foreign tainted beef into the U.S. flooding the market destroying the livelihoods of 1,000’s of U.S. independent cattle producer; it is clear those who make up the GRSB do not have the best interest of the U.S. independent cattle producer in mind;
Whereas the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association the largest and oldest contractor of beef checkoff funds joined the GRSB (Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef) utilizing the funds of all U.S. cattle producers to do so;
Whereas the GRSB (Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef) supports the Sustainable Ag Initiative which sets forth guidelines the U.S. producer must comply under United Nation’s standards;
Whereas as the packers who assisted in the creation of the GRSB (Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef) guidelines do not comply with their created sustainable regulations, but force U.S. beef producers to do so;
Whereas according to the U.S. constitution foreign law cannot be brought into the U.S.
Whereas in 2017 the U.S. Roundtable for Sustainable Beef is being injected at the local and state level to usurp the U.S. constitution carrying destructive foreign policy and outside regulations upon U.S. food producer’s destroying their freedom and liberty to produce their product as they see fit while the packers who initiated the agenda escape scrutiny;
Resolved
Throughout history individuals seeking top down centralized control: King Charles I prior to the Great Remonstrance of 1641 was one of the first to attempt to drive “sustainable development” upon the masses; King George who chose to “erect a multitude of new offices and send hither swarms of officers to harass his people and eat out their substance” and Polpot, Lenin, Mao, Mussolini, Hitler and other dictators, were stopped by a remnant willing to take a stand against tyranny;
Therefore Oklahoma independent livestock growers reject any further involvement with any entity, program or individual advancing in any form top down, continuous improvement dictated by outside forces, and, with the protection of liberty as our goal, we reject Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association’s involvement in the U.S. Roundtable for Sustainable Beef knowing producer’s involvement will strip our free market economy.

FINAL
Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association Resolution Rejecting the Global and U.S. Roundtables for Sustainable Beef
WHEREAS America’s farmers, though less than 2% of the U.S. population, have for centuries chosen to continually improve their farms, ranches and animals as they see fit, and by so doing have constantly supplied the world with safe, abundant, and healthy food;
WHEREAS During the 1992 U.N. Global Conference on “Sustainability” in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, beef production was deemed “unstainable” by foreign entities; this began the 21st century global centralized plan to infiltrate the U.S. with foreign regulations;
WHEREAS “Sustainable Development” is a term that defines a method of control created by globalists who use the “climate change” narrative and false science based on skewed data to create policy that forces regulations upon U.S. food producers in the areas of land, air, water, and animals- all components of food production;
WHEREAS “Sustainable Development” requirements, thus far, have shut down America’s Bread Basket of the World, the San Joaquin Valley, California; and thousands of other food producers daily since centralized control efforts began taking root in the U.S. in 2008;
WHEREAS The term “Sustainable Development” was unknown to the majority of U.S. Cattlemen prior to the World Wildlife Fund’s VP of Market Transformation, Jason Clay’s presentation urging their “sustainability” during the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s 2010 Summer Conference;
WHEREAS Many U.S. cattlemen are unaware of the fact that “Sustainable Development” holds the power to destroy their liberty and profitability through the every-moving target of “continuous improvement” and the misuse of beef checkoff funds;
WHEREAS In the name of “Sustainable Development”, the World Wildlife Fund, JBS SA, Tyson, McDonalds, Cargill, Walmart and other multinational protein packers and environmental groups have expanded into a large centralized control consortium called the Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (GRSB)
WHEREAS The GRSB is a plan of the United Nations to control the cattle industry and to destroy the independent beef producers in the United States of America while using producers Beef Check-off funds to finance and advance the GRSB agenda;
WHEREAS Some of the packers who assisted in the creation of the GRSB guidelines are corrupt, ignore existing laws themselves, do not comply with their created sustainable regulations, but intend to force independent U.S. Beef Producers to do so; clearly not having the best interest of the American independent cattle producer in mind;
WHEREAS The GRSB is being used to drive regulations upon U.S. Beef Producers and is also leading to vertical integration of the beef industry as anti-trust laws are usurped which allows the formation of a monopoly with only 3 or 4 packers remaining to control the market; the same packers who serve on the GRSB board;
WHEREAS, Astonishingly, The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, the largest and oldest contractor of Beef Checkoff funds (utilizing the funds of all U.S. Cattle Producers), partnered with the World Wildlife Fund and joined the GRSB;
WHEREAS The GRSB (Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef) has branched into the U.S. Roundtable for Sustainable Beef, which this year began pushing U.S. Beef Producers to comply with United Nation’s standards found with the Sustainable Ag Initiative Beef Platform Guidelines;
WHEREAS The U.S. Roundtable for Sustainable Beef was formed to inject regulations at the state level allowing U.S. Cattlemen and women to vote the global regulations into policy, thus “rubber stamping” the GRSB control agenda;
WHEREAS Oklahoma Cattlemen reserve the right to their liberty and property as defined in the U.S. Constitution and according to the U.S. Constitution, foreign law cannot be brought into the U.S.;
WHEREAS If a nation cannot control and produce its own food supply, its destruction is imminent; therefore be it
RESOLVED The Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association will not consent to be manipulated by the U.S. Roundtable for Sustainable Beef nor the Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef; and
RESOLVED The Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association hereby rejects any further involvement with any entity, program, or individual advancing any form of “Sustainable Development” or “continuous improvement” which is a path to centralized global control of the Beef Industry.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Sustainable Development Destruction of 1641


The Grand Remonstrance of 1641. Heard of it? Neither had I until this week when attorney- prosecutor, Russian linguist, mother, veteran, pastor’s wife, constitutional educator, KrisAnne Hall, shared this very important piece of history at the Colorado Independent Cattlegrowers Association convention. Sustainable development had been exploited to control masses nearly 400 years ago. King Charles tried it. He died trying, his subjects saw to it.
KrisAnne took questions and I asked how we could stop the U.N. infested Global Roundtable and U.S. Roundtables for Sustainable Beef from entering our farms forcing control upon us. “Do you think the use of sustainable development to control the masses is new?”, she asked. Then she shared the solution: “You just say NO!”
She rattled off familiar sounding issues from 1641...and 2017. I researched. King Charles was controlling his subjects by bringing in foreign law to deny people their guaranteed rights through a corruption of the courts, kept them in oppressed conditions not admitting them to be bailed, vexed them with “informations” in inferior courts, enlarged the forests while converting arable land (farmable) into pasture, worked on depopulation, drove millions out of his subject’s purses…and much more.
It all sounded too familiar, foreign law aka the UN, Forest Service Agency and all other federal agencies, imprisoned ranchers, corrupt courts…the whole nine yards. The solution? Well, those subjects stood up when they got fed up.
This document is an invaluable lesson illustrating a people’s determination to halt the overturning and undermining of their Liberty. Americans we MUST make the same efforts to stop the weapon of sustainable development which is subtly undermining our freedoms today in the 21st century.
The Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association meets this week to discuss policy during their annual convention. One item on the agenda; the advancement of the U.S. Roundtable for Sustainable Beef. Lord willing, I will be there to throw myself in front of that tyrannical control policy train. If passed a socialist communist top down control will be placed upon our U.S. food producing ranchers and the U.N. is smack dab it the middle of it. Oklahomans who own a bovine I invite you to join me.

Friday, July 7, 2017

Just Horse'n Around



Tired Kitty Princess



A 2010 memory...


Headed For Removal... and there you have it...the enemy is in the house


Another unpublished blog uncovered...2012

I started this blog several months ago, but got frustrated and put it aside. I felt like I was wasting my time complaining once again, so I just gave it up. Plus things that were happening were moving to fast to write about. But I have since made the decision to communicate my concerns. A big thanks to Trent Loos for speaking up and saying what's on the minds of many grassroots producers. It's a hot issue and producers are upset--- American families should be just as concerned. Add drought conditions to over 55% of the U.S. land mass to the ever increasing bizarre regulations being pushed and implemented with the help of some of "our very own" we will soon see producer's ability to provide affordable animal protein to a growing population as a thing of the past.

April 2012
In a discussion about attacks on our animal agriculture industry, my wise, reflective daughter once again shared some very insightful thoughts that went like this...
She was sequestered. We were on our way to the city, two hours away---I had her undivided attention. I expressed vocally, for the umpteenth time- over a 5 year period, my routine concerns. What I Was Saying: “Producer's livelihoods are being destroyed", animal activists have connections with this administration”,“government is over-reaching”, “the EPA is destroying us”, “ and that Agenda 21 and ICLEI thing-it starting to make sense, etc. etc. etc.”
What I’m Sure She Was Hearing: “Whaw whaw whaw whaw whaw whaw.”

But then I ventured deeper. I started sharing concerns about dots that were connecting, disturbing things that I had been witnessing for over a year. I shared my concern that the enemy was becoming harder to distinguish, and expressed my fear that it had infiltrated.
My thoughts poured and her listening piqued. I had questions... lots of them.
"Why are some ag publications promoting animal ag in one article and in the same issue subtly giving animal rights activists a platform to speak from?" I shared my concern that certain ag journalists and publications seemed to be creating added concern in the minds of consumers by repeatedly posting the negative about our industry through the postings of unverified undercover abuse videos, and highlighting repeated food safety issues. Wasn't this a tactic used by trueanimal activists?
I questioned why some of our own animal ag leaders were collaborating and securing jobs with a large conglomerate ranch owned by a large communications company? I expressed my concern about information from a very legitimate source that this conglomerate had been told to buy up feedlots in a neighboring state. And why was this large ranch siding with animal extremists through the Global Animal Partnership program?

We talked about trust and the fact that it’s been shattered. I tell her that I question the motives of folks I thought were animal ag-friends, and we rehash a peculiar incident concerning the involvement of a third party auditing firm and animal activists on our ranch earlier in the year and the bizarre silence from those whose duty it is to inform producers and protect our industry watched as extremist attempted to dismantle it.
From conspiracy thoughts, I shift to venting. I vent about the arrogance of some ignoring the fact that grassroots farmers and ranchers might be considered experts in their field, "Shouldn't those providing a large portion of the funds and who possess lifelong skills and knowledge of the industry be tapped for advice?"
Instead, dunce hats have been handed out to most with the unspoken suggestion that we sit quietly in the corner with a checkbook in hand. And in the rare instance when real producers--- not veterinarians, not academia, not animal scientists, not financial analysts, not industry execs, not ag media, not professional poll takers or career spokespeople--- have been asked for their input on matters that would decide their future many times that feedback, which could fill a book, has been relegated to a dusty shelf stamped "discard".

And what's the cost to animal ag producers when communication is one sided and fuzzy intentions are carelessly implemented by ill informed decision-making leaders? What is the cost to animal protein suppliers when those who know what's best for producers ignore those producer's concerns and suggestions and instead make decisions to form alliances and uphold agendas with the enemy...those who want to destroy animal ag? We loose producers! Devastating unintended consequences are created when heavy financial yokes are hung on the necks of thousands of fellow animal ag producers in the forms of debilitating regulations created and brought about by our "very own animal activists and her friends" "An animal protein supplier is lost forever, along with their contribution to their communites and society” I moan.
"And just when did all of this "sitting on our hands while we watch extremists take over our animal ag industries" pass acceptance? Where's the "Yellow Tail" outrage?" I moan.

After bloviating for nearly an hour, I asked my daughter her thoughts. “What do you think is going on?” “Do you think it’s all connected or am I just crazy?” Just like her dad does when I jump him for an instant answer, or quick reply to my "breakneck speed" thoughts, I endure a long moment of silence. She breaks that silence with these words and quietly says, “Mom, they did it to the Indians, the government thought they knew what was best, they wanted the land, and they took it.” They removed them from their homes and put them on reservations, it took time, but they got it done.” She gave me a quick piercing glance, our eyes locked and our eye brows raised. The rest of the trip was spent in contemplative silence.


Global Beef Stakeholders Initiative
http://www.cattlenetwork.com/cattle-news/Sustainable-beef-initiative-moves-forward-140043523.html (notice who our industry stakeholders are at the table with- World Wildlife Fund? Read their thoughts on Agenda 21 below)

Next Steps

Agenda 21 and ICLEI
agenda 21 youbue

So what is going on? Are animal ag producers in the midst of a movement to remove us from our land?

Do our ag friends who dabble in collaborating with the enemy and promoting that collaboration realize what they’re doing? For the sake of animal ag's survival questions must be asked.



Looking Back

I don't like looking back but recently did some reflecting and reread my old blog posts from 2009, it started with the recent fires as we had encountered much the same in 2009 fire on our ranch. That led me to re-reading my posts and realizing just how much life has changed since Obama and the Dems, George Soros and his murky, monolithic, acronymic dressed army poised with positve titles but which in all reality release radical regulatory green destruction; Maurice Strong, HSUS/ASPCA, Jason Clay and the World Wildlife Fund, Sierra Club and other global green extremists and radical animal activists have infiltrated and changed our lives, our farms our ranches, our country. Over-regulation has caused America's ag production exports to dwindle. Remember we were the Bread Basket of the World not too long ago and we provided the world fruits and vegetables in abundance? Well, regulations packaged within the U.N. Agenda 21/30 Sustainable Development Plan has destroyed that.
I came across some extensive research I'd done under "I am An Ag Activist" . These dated posts tell a story. I had done this research believing I could make a difference and perhaps change some beef leader's minds and maybe just maybe they would change the direction they were taking our American cattle producer.
But that was before I figured out these leaders were not going to listen to my concerns about HSUS' relationship to the Global Animal Partnership beef premium program, and they were not going to listen to my concerns about Agenda 21 Sustainable Development driving true producers out of business, nor my concerns about the World Wildlife Fund's infiltration into our beef business and the concerns about the Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef and the U.S. Roundtable for Sustainable Beef GRSB and the ties these programs have to the United Nations and that "continuous improvement" was straight up Marxism.
Oh, they pretended to listen, acted concerned. But reality bit me in the butt. I would eventually figure out their words were only words and held no truth. These leaders had no intention of veering off the course they had signed up to complete-to advance the cause of the enemy-GLOBALISM- and would only continue assisting them in vertically integrating our beef industry. Those decision makers didn't much care what happened to the producer only how they might keep their jobs, their titles, their egos and make some bucks along the way.
It was during my third or fourth "Freedom to Operate" (what an ironic title) committee meeting at the 2015 National Cattlemen's Association Summer Conference where I sat as a representative for the American National Cattlewomen's Association and it was after years of begging these same industry leaders to NOT go down this globalist path, not to pull up a chair at the Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef table which only gave these evil extremists and the U.N., who designed the table, built the table and who were seating the table with gullible people they could use for "credibility".
I repeatedly begged them to research the World Wildlife Fund. They ignored my concerns and laid down the welcome mat, invited them to grab the decision making helm of our industry and thus began the nudge towards "sustainability". I would watch as our industry experts spent millions of checkoff dollars trying to define this undefinable term which was designed not to be defined.

No, I'm not one to look back, I don't even like to repeat a path when I run, I'll run a full section...if I'm lazy I'll beg Brad to pick me up. But I seldom run back. I feel like I'm regressing. When traveling and I drive past a convenient store and miss my chance...too bad, so sad bladder we're not turning around. I will turn for history...I love going back for that. That's where I went several months ago...back to revisit some history.

Yes, we were sailing along pretty smooth until Obama took the helm and began putting the finishing touches-fundamentally transforming the U.S. into a socialist "progressive" nation. Hilary's tidy little word for it is "progressive", "continuous improvement". But you can't put lipstick on a pig, it's fascism and when researched a bit it's easy to recognize just how the democratic party fervently and feverishly tried to put it in place during O's tenure.
Viewing the big picture you can sum it up easily: the last eight years we have all been featured in the United Nation's Agenda 21/30 Story whether we knew it or not.

Democrats believe that citizens can't care for themselves so so the government must step in nearly succeeding in taking control of our freedom; they almost succeeded in imploding our God fearing, free market, capitalist nation. But the Lord gave us a second chance and I pray we don't throw it away by "going home" as attorney and Trump transition team member, Karen Budd-Falen put it. "They" and that includes the globalists and radical extremists, the Dems, the RINOs-Republicans in name only-the scarietst dudes of all, similar to the Oleander flower so beautiful to behold but a killer in disquise...this great fur-ball of individuals and groups want to squelch and remove the things that made America great, her RESOURCE PROVIDERS and PROTECTORS.
They have systematically and incrementally been whittling away at her food producers, education and health care system, banking/financials and her military and "they" are not going home, in fact "they" are digging in deeper.
So we can't go back to being comfortable. We must stay, stand and stop further infiltration. My challenge to you is to become an expert on what matters. Read and nderstanding the Bible, be ready in season and out of season. Study and know your rights learn the Declaration of Independence and our Constitution, make a habit of studying these then you'll "be ready in season and out" ready to share the truth with others. Let's guide our kids and grandkids forward to a great future and not watch while they're being dragged towards progressive socialism.
Here is a short list of solid good reputable sources that hold core values which reflect my Biblical and constitutional beliefs. I call them The Good Guys
Tracy Hunt
Kanas Natural Resource Coalition
Kris Anne Hall
Martha Boneta
Matt and Janet Thompson
The Cavalry Group
Rod McKewn
Angus McIntosh
Harriet Hageman
Korey Lewis
Colorado House Rep. Kimmi Lewis
Karen Budd Falen
Angus McIntosh
Colorado Independent Cattlemen's Association
R CALF USA



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dsmUzTITQFc NAIS

Smallville

Well, I guess I was a little pertubed when I wrote this probably five years ago... I'm cleaning blog house and found it. I guess I'll publish it to get it out of my way. No sense sweeping it under the rug :) I might add that today I do love town...and I do love my country home but I still have a distasste for gossips and those who enjoy dismantling other's lives with words.

Communities. Towns. Neighborhoods
Those words always sounded warm and fuzzy and comfy and NICE. When I was a kid growing up in the country I always thought "Town" would cure what ailed you. I wanted to live there. I wanted to be a part of a neighborhood. Walk to the grocery store. Walk home. Pet a dog. Talk to strangers as if they were my best friends. Gaze at street lights out my bedroom window, listen to the neighbor's music; yapping dogs...and ladies. The glitter of "Town" has always lured me...until today. Today I realized that "Town", especially small ones, can be quite cruel.
Devastated is the word that best describes how a young hard working, conscientious business woman, mother of 2 felt, after the destructive actions and words filtered the town, by a prominent man who holds a prominent position, at a small school, in a small town, who lead and swayed a small group of people, to sever business ties with this young entrepreneur who owns a small local shop. The reason for this attack on this person's livelihood: a family decision to move their children to a neighboring school which had a music and band department. Sound absurd? Does "Town" still lure me.
No, "Town" doesn't look that appealing to me anymore, especially those that harbor prominent "bullies" who can take down local businesses on command. I'll stay in the "country" where I know my enemies.

Identifying Bad Actors

This past Saturday night a few Oklahoma cattlemen gathered to listen to R CALF USA's Bill Bullard speak on Making America's Beef In...