Monday, January 16, 2017

What politicians have done to America


Roger Anghis
January 8, 2017

We have allowed politicians to do things to America that should have never be allowed. This is why Donald Trump won. He believes in America first where the majority of politicians in D.C. believe in globalism which demands wealth redistribution to less fortunate nations. These fools believe that the earth can only maintain a population of 500,000,000. I guess they don’t think God thought of this before He started this project. Just a thought on that - you could put the present entire world population in the State of Texas and have the population density of Paris, France. That fact alone blows their theory out of the water. 

But these people have adopted what is called a ‘sustainable development’. Watch for the usage of that word ‘sustainable’.  It will become a part of our thought process from here on out. One of their plans to control population is something they call ‘soft kill technology’. This is attained through medicine, vaccines and not addressing the root of a disease but only treating the results of the disease

The other is through food. Yes, I said food. What food could do this you may ask? Genetically Modified Organisms or GMO’s. Over 90% of our corn and soy grown in the United States are GMO. Potatos, wheat, tomatoes, apples and many other ‘foods’ are now GMO. They are genetically engineered with Roundup to be resistant to Roundup. The basic ingredient in this is what was called Agent Orange in Viet Nam. My brother died from exposure to this while he served as a Sea Bee in Nam. Many others were affected by it and still suffer to this day.

Bill Gates Foundation is involved in vaccines that are designed to cripple and kill. He was a seemingly nice guy in the first half of his life, an 'average American' who made his fortune by selling hardware and software worth of billions, becoming a worldwide icon and a living example of the American Dream

But, in the second half of his life, he teamed up with the world's "elite" in an attempt to reduce the world's population by billions... and he means business! He soon became one of the most infamous depopulation activists, lecturing on genocidal vaccines, conducting vaccination campaigns that crippled and killed countless people in the third world countries, designing GMO mosquitoes that could carry and inject deadly viruses, and he's constantly finding new methods of achieving his sick plans.

I am, of course, talking about Bill Gates, the man who recently pushed the population control agenda one step further: he announced the development of a remote-controlled contraceptive microchip, which can be implanted under the skin and last up to 16 years.

How does it work?  After the microchip is implanted, it will start releasing a daily dose of the controversial contraceptive levonorgestrel, which is a hormone used to prevent pregnancy.

According to Gate’s Foundation, a woman can choose when to deactivate (or reactivate) the chip using a wireless control, but considering the dark past of Bill Gates' involvement in depopulation, we would be crazy to trust them![1] 

Gates is very involved in the depopulation of the earth: “In a recent TED conference presentation, Microsoft billionaire Bill Gates, who has donated hundreds of millions of dollars to new vaccine efforts, speaks on the issue of CO2 emissions and its effects on climate change. He presents a formula for tracking CO2 emissions as follows: CO2 = P x S x E x C.

P = People
S = Services per person
E = Energy per service
C = CO2 per energy unit

Then he adds that in order to get CO2 to zero, "probably one of these numbers is going to have to get pretty close to zero."

Following that, Bill Gates begins to describe how the first number -- P (for People) -- might be reduced. He says:

"The world today has 6.8 billion people... that's headed up to about 9 billion. Now if we do a really great job on new vaccines, health care, reproductive health services, we could lower that by perhaps 10 or 15 percent."

They have employed electro-magnetic field (EMF), smart meters, even mobile phones. Smart meters have been pronounced unhealthy by many doctors some claiming that there is ‘no evidence whatsoever that smart meters are in any way safe for humans.’ “Dr. David Carpenter MD, a graduate of Harvard Medical School and a physician who has worked in the area of electromagnetic fields (EMFs) and public health for over 18 years, has a few choice words for power companies that are forcing smart meters down the throats of their customers all over the United States.

Dr. Carpenter adamantly insists that there is no evidence whatsoever that smart meters are in any way safe for human beings. He goes on to say that there is, in fact, ample evidence that demonstrates “convincingly and consistently” that exposure to radio frequency radiation (RFR) at elevated levels for long periods of time increases the risk of cancer, damages the nervous system, and adversely affects the reproductive organs.

There is also the Codex Alimentarius Commission which is supposed to set standards concerning our food. They even have a nutritional labeling code but the United States refuses to force the labeling of GMO products

Many food producers do voluntarily but this last session of Congress a bill, HR 1599, called “The Dark Bill” which prevents mandatory GMO labeling was passed. I thought Congress was supposed to act in the best interest of the people. The FDA is supposed to see that all foods are safe and no study done by independent researchers have ever concluded that GMO’s are safe. All conclude they are bad for human health. Only studies done by the manufacturers of GMO’s have come to the conclusion that GMO’s are safe.
These are the only studies the government pays attention to. Think about this.  Monsanto, one of the largest producers of GMO seeds, only serves organic food in its cafeterias. “Food companies would not have to disclose whether their products include genetically modified ingredients under legislation passed by the House Thursday.

The House bill is backed by the food industry, which has fought mandatory labeling efforts in several states around the country. The legislation, which passed 275-150, would prevent states from requiring package labels to indicate the presence of genetically modified organisms, or GMOs.

So far, Vermont is the only state set to require the labels. That law will take effect in July 2017 if it survives a legal challenge from the food industry. Maine and Connecticut have also passed laws requiring the labeling, but those measures don’t take effect unless neighboring states follow suit.

The country’s largest food companies say genetically modified foods are safe and that labels would be misleading. They say a patchwork of laws around the country would be expensive for companies and confusing for consumers.

“The reality is, biotechnology has time and time again proved safe,” the bill’s sponsor, Kansas Republican Rep. Mike Pompeo, said on the House floor. “We should not raise prices on consumers based on the wishes of a handful of activists.  (So now, according to politicians, those who want HONEST reporting on food ingredients, including if they are GMO's - among other poisons whether RoundUP is contained in and/or sprayed on your foods or DNA of insects, etc. - and you are now an 'activist' because you want TRUTH so you can make a healthy selection on what you consume??)

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Eye Doctors are Robbing Us Blind

How  Eye  Doctors  are  Robbing  Us  Blind

Recently, there has been a lot of talk in libertarian and conservative circles about eminent domain abuse, civil asset forfeiture, and the freedom of association. However, one private property rights violation that affects over 41 million Americans per year has gone completely under the radar.

For years, optometrists and ophthalmologists have been holding back prescriptions — legally, the property of the patient — as a way to artificially boost their market share.

This is because eye doctors don’t only fit consumers for contact lenses, but they also sell the product in their offices. They often hold back consumers’ prescriptions so they can nab the sale for themselves, helping their favored brands — Johnson & Johnson, CooperVision, Alcon, and Bausch & Lomb, which control about 97 percent of the contact lens market — in the process.

Solving Problems That Don’t Exist

In truth, the 'government' shouldn’t even be mandating the use of doctor prescriptions. After all, most of Europe and Japan doesn’t require the use of a prescription. Even the American Optometry Association (AOA), the same trade association that lobbies for more government mandates and was once found guilty by 32 state attorneys generals of colluding with lens manufacturers to capture the contact lens market, admits that it is not necessary for patients to go to the eye doctor’s office every time a lens refill is needed.

Of course, gutting the prescription mandate is not an easy task. In 2004, Congress tried to fix this messy situation an easier way by passing the Contact Lens Rule. This rule clarified that the prescription is, indeed, the property of the patient and not the doctor. Because of this law, doctors are now mandated to give patients copies of their prescriptions. At the same time, they are also still allowed to strike down a given lens sale within one business day should they find a reasonable health or safety concern with the vendor.

The Contact Lens Rule made great strides in rectifying the problem at hand. It caused the price of contact lenses to fall to record lows. A study published by Contact Lens Spectrum showed that the number of contact lens wearers over the age of 18 grew by a whopping $5 billion from 2005 to 2015, all while the market valuation of the U.S contact lens industry grew by nearly $1 billion.

While this new law certainly helped the industry, the regulatory capture problem is still far from being fully solved. Many doctors, angered by the fact that the market share of mass merchandisers and retail chains grew by a combined 20 percent after the 2004 law’s passage, have been neglecting the law and holding back prescriptions in a desperate attempt to increase their market share to pre-2004 highs.

That’s why in April of 2016, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued 55 warning letters to prescribers and retailers who have been ignoring the Contact Lens Rule. Unfortunately, these warnings did little to smack eye doctors back into reality. 

To close the loophole once and for all, the Commission recently proposed a new rule to ensure that free market competition is fully restored to the contact lens industry.
To make sure that patients aren’t misled ever again, the new FTC rule will mandate that prescribers present the patient with an acknowledgement form to certify that each customer understands that they are “free to purchase contact lenses from [their] seller of choice.” The rule will also permit the seller to substitute contact lenses manufactured by the same company but sold under another label.

Rampant Cronyism

Although this FTC rule is clearly helpful in undoing a law that should never have existed, the American Optometric Association (AOA) claims that 'it will greatly increase the risk of eye infections'.  Of course, the AOA’s “concerns” are hogwash. As Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal once said, “The industry has hidden behind claims of health concerns requiring that individuals get their contact lenses from certain professionals. … But there is no scientific basis to that claim.”

It appears that the AOA’s lobbyists are forgetting that, under current law, eye doctors can still strike down third party sales if there is actually a valid health concern.  There really is nothing to worry about.

It is also worth noting that their concerns come in stark contrast to the empirical data in the medical industry, which shows that the purchasing location of contact lenses has very limited association with eye health risks.

The FTC found that the studies the AOA point to are misleading. “The Stapleton study identified internet/mail order purchases as a potential risk factor for microbial keratitis in a large sample from Australia,” said the Commission. “However, when the authors of the Stapleton study limit their sample to cases of moderate to severe keratitis, internet/mail order purchases are not found to be a risk factor.”

Instead of accepting these academic and medical studies, the AOA is now lobbying Congress to re-introduce and pass the Contact Lens Consumer Health Protection Act (CLCHPA), which will completely scrap the 2004 free market reform legislation and ensure that new FTC rules are not established.

This session, Congress needs to be smart and not allow crony capitalist eye doctors to blur the lines of consumer protection laws in ways that benefit established interests. Instead, it should work to open up the industry by closing the remaining loopholes that allow some doctors to profit from protectionist policies.   


Bikers will “form a wall of meat” if needed

Bikers for Trump announced plans to protect Trump and Inaugural attendees. Cox says the bikers will “form a wall of meat” if needed.

 BIKERS FOR TRUMP Vow to Defend Trump Inauguration
Form Wall of Protection

Published on Jan 13, 2017
Chris Cox, Bikers for Trump founder, joined Stewart Varney on Friday to discuss plans for next week's Inauguration. Bikers for Trump vowed to protect Trump and Inaugural attendees and may form a wall of protection if needed.

Ted Cruz crushes Al Franken and Democrats at Senate hearing

Ted Cruz crushes Al Franken and Democrats
 at Senate hearing 
Cruz let it rip on the hypocritical Democrat Senators who turned a blind eye to Obama and his crooked regime for 8 years, but now has the audacity to question Jeff Sessions ability to enforce the law as Trump’s AG. Cruz’s take down of Senator Franken was especially beautiful!

Published on Jan 10, 2017
Ted Cruz gave a masterful performance at the Senate confirmation hearing of Jeff Sessions when he describes the hypocrisy of Al Franken and the Democratic party.

Warns Of CIA Plot To Assassinate President-elect Trump

SVR  Warns  Of  CIA  Plot  To  Assassinate  President-elect  Trump

PRAY for President Trump, family and staff to be safe and for the CIA to be fully exposed and taken down. America has had ENOUGH of these Nazis and traitors.  It's time to remove those agencies and staff who are NOT loyal to this nation and its people. 

A truly grim and foreboding Ministry of Defense (MoD) report circulating in the Kremlin today states that yesterdays sudden activation of hundreds of S-400 air defense systems to combat alert status was due to President Putin receiving a “grave warning” from the Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) stating that Deep State elements within the United States were preparing to assassinate President-elect Donald Trump in order to keep him from taking power on 20 January—and which the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) afterwards will then blame on Russia and cause a war.  

Coinciding with the SVR warning that Russia was being setup by the CIA to be blamed when President-elect Trump is assassinated,  President Putin, likewise, received a high-level intelligence briefing from former German defense spokesman Willy Wimmer who stated that “there is a network of resistance against the President (Trump) who will be in office on the 20th of January...and what’s going on in Washington sounds like the beginning of a civil war”— thus causing Putin to issue this grave war order and the MoD to grimly state:

“The SAM combat squads of the Moscow Region aerospace forces have put the new S-400 Triumph air defense missile system into service, and have gone on combat duty for the air defense of Moscow and the central industrial region of Russia.”

Joining both the SVR and German defense spokesman Wimmer about how truly grave and dangerous the situation in America has now become is the Pulitzer Prize winning global intelligence writer and analyst Glenn Greenwald, and who just hours ago published a frightening article titled The Deep State Goes to War with President-Elect, Using Unverified Claims as Democrats Cheer wherein he warns that the American “Deep Stateis now engaged in open warfare against the duly elected and already widely disliked president-elect, Donald Trump.”  (Greenwald's statement proves what 'side' he is on - leftist fascist.)

With top German journalist Dr. Udo Ulfkotte, having previously warned that “all the mainstream media writes under direct CIA pressure”, this American “Deep State” intelligence organization began their operation to assassinate President-elect Trump this week by their leaking to their propaganda mainstream (CIA) “fake news” media a completely false document alleging that Americas next leader was a “Russian puppet” under the control of President Putin.

January 12, 2017

370 Elite Troops From Russia To Protect Trump and Family

Trump  Begins  To  Move  370  Elite  Troops  From  Russia  To  Protect  His  Life  And  Family

An intriguing Federal Security Service (FSB) information bulletin circulating in the Kremlin today reports that the Security Council (SC) has authorized the Monarch Air Group to use 7 private charter flights to move “special resources” to New York City and Washington D.C. beginning on 20 January 2017 in order to fulfill a contract with the Moscow based private security company RSB-Group—and who, in turn, were contracted with this past week by President-elect Donald Trump to “protect his person, family and properties” from the “demonic globalist elites” seeking his destruction.

According to this bulletin, on 12 December two senior advisors to President-elect Trump, former US Congressman Jack Kingston and American oil industry consultant Carter Page, arrived in Moscow with Congressman Kingston conducting a briefing with Federation business executives on the incoming Trump administration, and Mr. Carter meeting with top officials of the Sputnik News organization

After completing their separate duties Congressman Kingston and Mr. Carter then met privately with RSB Group CEO Oleg Krinitsyn whom Mr. Carter was long acquainted with from when he served as a US Marine intelligence officer in the Western Saharan African nation of Senegal where the RSB Group maintains one of its many global offices fighting Islamic terrorists throughout the Middle East and Africa.

From the non-classified portions of this FSB bulletin we’re allowed to report on, the “deal/agreement/contract” signed by President-elect Trump’s two representatives allow the RSB Group to integrate “manpower and resources” with a shadowy American private security named KS Global Group LLC that was established on 5 October 2015 and that US press reports state provides security to President-elect Trump and his family

From the “main/initial” agreement signed between President-elect Trump’s representatives and the RSB Group, additional agreements were signed with the private American private security companies Black Tie Protection Services, ASIT Consulting, XMark LLC and Ultra Electronics USSI (that has an existing relationship with the RBS Group), all of whom are part of the astounding 11 private mercenary companies now guarding Trump, and that American leftists are now comparing to the Waffen-SS that protected Adolf Hitler’s Nazi Party in pre-World War II Germany.

Important to note about President-elect Trump’s American private security companies is that XMark LLC specializes in the use of special forces troops. ASIT Consulting is one of the United States top experts on the importing of specialized weapons, and Ultra Electronics USSI has the reputation of being a global leader in the futuristic use of electronic and acoustic weapons and, when all combined under RBS Group leadership, presents one of the most formidable private mercenary armies the world has ever known. 

Though the exact number of RBS Group personnel and types of military equipment (weapons, communication systems, etc.) being flown out of Moscow on 20 January to the United States to protect President-elect Trump are not contained in this FSB bulletin, we find it more than curious that just two days ago the Ministry of Defense (MoD) sent out an advisory notice that disappeared 370 ultra-elite GRU Special Forces troops from its active troop role and who are known as one of the most renowned, formidable, and deeply respected special forces soldiers in the world.

With it being entirely possible that these elite GRU Special Forces have been tasked somewhere else (Syria/Iraq/Turkey) by the MoD, their perfect English language abilities and knowledge of America make it much more likely that they are now working for the RBS Group to protect the life of President-elect Trump with direct Security Council approval - at least in our opinion.

And, as President-elect Trump’s war against the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has now escalated to the point that America’s new leader won’t even allow his wife and young child to come anywhere near the White House when he assumes power, Trump has most certainly learned the “cold/frozen” lesson of what happened to President’s John Kennedy (publically executed) and Ronald Reagan (survived execution but was never the same again) when they, likewise, attempted to stop the CIA and its elite warmonger backers from making perpetual war on the world for sake of arms sales that have enriched these monsters by the trillions-of-dollars for over two generations, while at the same killing millions.

December 21, 2016 

This February won't come in our lifetime again!


5 lies from Obama’s farewell speech January 11, 2017

5  lies  from  Obama’s  farewell  speech

'president' Barack Obama’s 'tearful' farewell speech was exactly what critics would expect — a heaping truck full of baloney, mistruths, and falsehoods designed to make himself look good.

(Quite the actor with help from fumes on his hankie along with his continual typical lies, and that's being kind about his BS. You don't REALLY BELIEVE that he's 'retiring' do you?! Or that he won't continue to be a traitor and work his dirty deadly deeds against this nation and the entire world population?)

Here are the biggest lies of the night according to The Horn News. Take a look, and let us know if we missed any in the comments below.

Lie #1 — America has rebooted our auto industry and enjoyed the longest stretch of job creation in history

Incorrect. Job creation is hardly what Obama’s economy saw — and the jobs Obama did create were often part-time, low paying jobs that kept workers in poverty.
The fact is, there are more laborers that are voluntarily sitting out of the workforce – over 94 million Americans that have given up looking for jobs – than in any time in U.S. history

As far as the auto industry, it IS coming back… but thanks goes to the influence of President-elect Donald Trump, as noted by every major CEO that has announced factory moves in the past few months.

Lie #2 — Race relations are better than they were ten years ago  

Not according to the American people, particularly minorities. According to a report from Pew Research Center, race relations are seen as “generally bad” – most notably among African-Americans and non-white Hispanics. And they’ve gotten significantly worse under Obama.

(The Nazi communist Obama muslim gang has managed, with the financial contributions of Soros and others, to create a massive LIE that the minority population of this nation doesn't seem to be able to comprehend as they live off the finances created by those of us who WORK FOR A LIVING and are obliged to finance through unlawful extorted removal of our monies from our earnings - and that LIE they have so readily sucoumbed to is that they were 'slaves' and 'deserve retribution' for it????  What about the FACT that the blacks in Africa are the ones who brought these black slaves to this nation - not 'whites.'  What about all the rest of us who literally ARE 'slaves' of this Nazi communist regime?  Many Americans were brought here on slave ships from Ireland and other nations. Don't we deserve to be compensated for being 'slaves' - even now in 2016 and 2017?)   

Lie #3 — In just eight years, we’ve halved our dependence on foreign oil 

Not true. The U.S. imported 9.4 million barrels of oil per day in 2015, down from approximately 11.5 million barrels imported daily during late 2008, the high tide of imports during Obama’s first year.

It doesn’t take a mathematician to figure out that half of 11.5 is not 9.4. During Obama’s two-terms, the U.S. imports of foreign oil instead dropped a meager 18.3%. If Obama had halved our dependence on foreign oil, the U.S. would be importing approximately 5.7 million barrels per day.

(What? While the pipeline investors continue to exercise eminent domain over the private lands of Americans?  And continue to poison our nation's waters and lands via the pipeline busts and leaks?)
Lie #4 — We’re winning the war against ISIS

Obama’s glossy picture on his failed war against Islamic terror covers up the reality.

Terrorists pledging loyalty to ISIS have struck our home soil multiple times, and have also killed innocent people on the home soil of every one of our major allies since he took office.  

While their territory is shrinking, the terror organization still holds huge swaths of land and is still capable of conducting major military operations — all of which it gained during Obama’s 'presidency'. 

That’s not winning.

(The only 'winning' is the gang's plans are progressing nicely for them via the crime syndicate sponsorship, thanks to Obama, McCain, Clinton, et al, with the finances provided from the Wash DC crime syndicate, et al)

Lie #5 – Yes, we did

The biggest lie of the night.  Here’s the truth:

“No, Mr. President, you didn’t.”

— The Horn editorial team

Comment below with any lies we missed! 


ANOTHER Pipeline Issue: Lock Down Trans-Pecos Pipeline Texas

January 10, 2017

An Indigenous Water Protector and an Alpine, Texas, resident were arrested Saturday morning after locking themselves to pipe-laying equipment at an Energy Transfer Partner (ETP) easement and work site in Presidio County, Texas. The lock-down temporarily halted construction on the company's 143-mile Trans-Pecos pipeline that, if completed, would carry 1.4 billion cubic feet of fracked gas from West Texas to Mexico every day.
The action was the first to be organized by a new Indigenous-led prayer and resistance camp on private land in far west Texas' pristine Big Bend region. The camp is acting in solidarity with the Sacred Stone and Oceti Sakowin camps' historic standoff against the Dakota Access pipeline at the Standing Rock Sioux reservation in North Dakota.   

Blockading the Trans-Pecos Pipeline in Test Texas

Jakki Hagans and Mark Glover, the two Water Protectors arrested Saturday, have been working to organize the "Two Rivers" or "La Junta de Los Rios" camp as members of the Society of Native Nations (SNN) and the Big Bend Defense Coalition (BBDC), respectively, during the last several weeks. They were each charged with trespassing and released on $250 bonds that same afternoon.

"It isn't right what [ETP] is doing," Hagans, who is Cherokee, told Truthout as she sat, locked to a sideboom (a machine used to lay pipe) during the frigid morning hours, temporarily halting construction on Energy Transfer Partners' Trans-Pecos pipeline in Presidio County near Marfa, Texas, January 7, 2017, before police arrested her and Glover. "It isn't right that they're able to take the land from people. It's not right that they're able to run these pipelines, contaminate the water with their fracking. It's not right that they don't care about the people."

The high-pressure Trans-Pecos pipeline is already close to completion and is billed to run from Coyanosa, Texas to the border near Presidio, Texas -- cutting right through the heart of the Big Bend area's ecologically sensitive Chihuahuan desert bioregion, a place that is both breathtakingly serene and extremely remote. The region is one of the only areas of the state that has, until now, remained unadulterated by oil and gas infrastructure. Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim, who was the world's richest man from 2010 to 2013, and ETP CEO Kelcy Warren head the pipeline project.

Several Two Rivers Water Protectors lead a Native prayer drum-song before the lock-down action, January 7, 2017.

Saturday's lock-down is not the first direct action to target the Trans-Pecos pipeline. On
December 6, three Alpine residents with the BBDC chained themselves to the entrance gates of an ETP construction site, halting work on the pipeline. That was before the Two Rivers camp was up and running, and this weekend's action consecrates the aims and ambitions of the new camp, whose elders facilitated a prayer ceremony before Saturday morning's lock down and regularly led sacred practices at the Two Rivers camp. A second camp in Alpine, Texas, is also supporting the Water Protectors.

In fact, Two Rivers' elders and Water Protectors are working directly with Indigenous leaders at Standing Rock. An Indigenous Environmental Network delegation from Standing Rock is planning to meet with Indigenous Water Protectors at the Two Rivers camp this week to engage in prayer and ceremony, and to provide additional training to the camp's new Protectors as they anticipate dozens more will flock to the camp in the coming weeks.


"Many of us went out there to Cannon Ball to show that support and that solidarity, and if anything, the biggest teaching we got out of there was the power of unity -- and that's what we need here," said SNN Executive Director Frankie Orona, who is Borrado of Texas and Tongva, Chumash of California. "This is what we need now. This is what we need in Texas -- is that power in unity. So we need our people to come together from all different states."Energy Transfer Partners' easement for the Trans-Pecos pipeline has left a 150-foot wide scar across 146 miles of the pristine Big Bend landscape.

The land the pipeline has horrifically scarred is Lipan Apache and Conchos territory, and the Native Water Protectors organizing the Two Rivers camp say they are protecting their sacred sites in much the same way Standing Rock's Water Protectors are. Truthout has previously reported that many such sacred sites, including potentially Indigenous burial sites, have already been destroyed or are threatened.

Alpine archaeologist and member of the Big Bend Conservation Alliance David Keller told Truthout he witnessed ETP's bulldozers in September grinding through an 18-acre area on private land in Brewster County surrounding a desert watering hole called Trap Spring. The site is home to artifacts from the Late Archaic period, including at least 10 bedrock mortars, seven robust ring middens -- what Keller calls "earth ovens," dating back more than 5,000 years -- seven prehistoric hearths and two stone enclosures believed to have been used for wikiups or tipis.

The site is rare in the region due to its particular historical significance, according to Keller. The site was once part of a larger formation of spring vents along the eastern front of the Davis Mountains, and is situated along an ancient trail network stretching from Mexico up through Leon Springs in Fort Stockton, Texas, and on farther north. It contains arrowheads and glass beads once heavily traded along the trails.

ETP claims to have adjusted its construction route to avoid disturbing the artifacts after its own archeologist recommended the site be avoided. However, Keller said that ETP has only tested for cultural relics one foot beneath the topsoil even though many artifacts in the area of the floodplain of the Rio Grande are at least three feet beneath the surface. The Trap Spring site's State Archaeological Landmark status was pending at the time ETP set its bulldozers to it.

The Two Rivers Water Protectors are also fighting for state and federal recognition of Texas 'tribes'. [N.B.: "tribe" is a imperialist, fascist and colonial term still used in legislation of the USA] The state of Texas has only recognized two 'tribes', the Lipan Apache and the Texas Band of Yaqui Indians, and many unrecognized 'tribes' don't have access to legal protections for Indigenous remains and artifacts that also mandate consultation with 'tribes', such as the 1990 Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) and section 106 of the 1966 National Historic Preservation Act. Those protections only apply to federally recognized tribes and/or federal agencies or projects dealing with federal funds, permits, licenses or lands. Only three federally recognized 'tribes' reside in the state -- a reflection of the history of federal and state extermination campaigns, family separation, and forced relocation and assimilation.

Indigenous Water Protectors now at least occupied a segment of the illegal Trans-Pecos pipe.

Two Rivers Indigenous Water Protectors also oppose ETP's other pipeline project that will carry fracked gas to Mexico. Even the project's name is racist: ETP's "Comanche Trail" pipeline takes its label from the Comanche Nation who were forcibly removed from Texas in the aftermath of the Comanche Wars. During the conflicts, the indigenous people used the Comanche Trail that crossed West Texas through the Big Bend region.

The Two Rivers camp's Indigenous-led resistance is taking shape in Texas' border region, and is about a 40-minute drive from a Homeland Security border checkpoint. Resistance around the "Comanche Trail" pipeline is responding to a unique set of political circumstances, since the federal government itself appears cautious about plans for the pipeline.

Two Rivers Water Protectors say the border reveals the federal government's priorities when it comes to regulating pipelines, noting that while the 'federal government' easily greenlit ETP's pipelines to cross major waterways like the Rio Grande and the Missouri River (before historic Indigenous resistance), it showed more hesitation regarding ETP's plan to route the Comanche Trail pipeline under the border fence and under the federally-owned Franklin Canal, filing an injunction to halt construction on the pipeline in November, and filing another motion to ensure the Department of Homeland Security has an opportunity to review ETP's route.

However, Two Rivers Water Protectors emphasize that the US/Mexico border has little relevance, when it comes to their sacred sites and sacred lands.

"A lot of the lands that [ETP] is going through are sacred sites of Indigenous people from this land on both sides of the border. That border didn't always exist. This land was very sacred to them, very important to them. There's burial grounds everywhere, there's places they lived, as they moved and transitioned throughout this land," Orona told Truthout.

Kiani Naranjo, another Two Rivers Water Protector who descends from the Lenca people of El Salvador, agrees. "This land was originally part of the Americas before colonization, so before there was borders and before we were separate countries, it was all one land that belonged to the Indigenous people of the Americas, which is my ancestors and my future descendants, hopefully, and the ancestors of all my brothers and sisters that are here," she said.

The Water Protectors and their allies want full environmental assessments on the entire length of both pipeline projects, not just for the areas that would be crossing the border. Opponents of the Trans-Pecos pipeline have been pushing for such a review for some time.

As Truthout has previously reported, the fight against the Trans-Pecos pipeline has been ongoing for more than two years. Throughout that time,  landowners, conservationists, and area residents have filed hundreds of comments with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, which is tasked with regulating a portion of pipeline slated to cross under the Rio Grande.

The Two Rivers Water Protectors fear the Rio Grande may become contaminated and they requested that the agency conduct an environmental review of the pipeline, but the request was denied last May. Moreover, landowners have banded together to oppose the company's use of eminent domain, filing several suits against ETP over condemnations of their property. (obviously for the financial benefit of ETP)

Now, with all institutional avenues for halting the pipeline exhausted, BBDC is linking up with SNN to use nonviolent direct action tactics, similar to the way in which East Texas landowners linked up with environmental organizers to resist the southern leg of the Keystone XL pipeline in 2011 and 2012 after pulling every institutional lever they could without success. 
Like the Keystone XL, the Trans-Pecos pipeline is primarily an export pipeline, making ETP's claims that they have condemned landowners' property for "public use" fraudulent. (TransCanada, the corporation behind the Keystone XL pipeline, made similar claims in relation to condemnations.)

As Truthout has reported, while ETP and Carlos Slim have said the fracked gas is intended for Mexico, where furious "gasolinazo" protests and blockades over a 20 percent hike in state-set fuel prices are heating up, the reality is that the gas would be shipped overseas to Japan, where officials are looking to shut down nuclear power plants and replace that energy supply with fracked gas after the Fukushima disaster. The primary financial backers of the pipeline include the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi and the Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation in Japan, according to industry reports.

Beyond the pipeline, Two Rivers Water Protectors say they hope they can galvanize a larger resistance to the development of the recently discovered Wolfcamp shale field in West Texas, the largest shale field ever assessed in the US. The shale contains 20 billion barrels of oil and 16 trillion cubic feet of natural gas.

That resistance is already taking shape with another camp in Toyahvale, Texas, which formed concurrently with the Two Rivers camp. The city is home to the locally known and loved spring of Balmorhea State Park, and hopes to stop the development of the nearby shale fields by the Apache Corporation. The Houston-based company announced last fall that it could drill up to 3,000 wells over the next two decades.

"Because of [Texas] laws that protect people buying mineral rights, [oil and gas companies] are going to be able to do whatever they want, and I'm not sure how people are going to be able to stop the fracking other than criminal trespassing -- getting on them, getting in the way," said Lori Glover, who was arrested representing the BBDC during the
December 6 lockdown. "There's really just not much out there to support what the community wants to do to protect the environment, to protect our lives."

As the oil and gas industry continues to cement its dominance over the legal and regulatory process in Republican-dominated statehouses -- as well as federally, under an incoming Trump administration -- actions like Glover's have become all the more necessary.

Meanwhile, Indigenous organizers are pointing to the struggle around the Trans-Pecos pipeline as part of a larger movement, carrying on the work of Water Protectors at Standing Rock.

"What happened in Cannon Ball ... sparked a movement," Orona said. "It's up to the rest of us, and all the other surrounding communities and surrounding issues that involve the destruction of our Earth; it's up to us to try our very best to continue that momentum in our own communities -- and that's what we're doing."

Candice Bernd is an editor/staff reporter at Truthout. With her partner, she is writing and producing Don't Frack With Denton, a documentary chronicling how her hometown became the first city to ban fracking in Texas, and its subsequent overturn in the state legislature. She is a contributor to Truthout's anthology on police violence, Who Do You Serve, Who Do You Protect?, and was recently honored with the Dallas Peace and Justice Center's "Media Peacemaker of the Year" award. Follow her on Twitter: @CandiceBernd.

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Blockading the Trans-Pecos Pipeline in West Texas

Published on Jan 9, 2017

Members of the Society of Native Nations and the Big Bend Defense Coalition halted construction of the Trans-Pecos pipeline by locking themselves to heavy equipment and occupying the work site. This pipeline is owned by Energy Transfer Partners (ETP) the same company behind the Dakota Access pipeline. This is a private, for-profit pipeline abusing the eminent domain process to cross the border with Mexico and export natural gas. But not without a fight. Water protectors from across the country, including the brave folks at Standing Rock, are converging on the Two Rivers camp to stop this pipeline and protect life, land and water.


To our readers:

 So you think you have control and 'rights' over your property?  Think again.  It's all about the money honey and a criminal syndicate 'government' that is totally out of control - a fascist state.   If you don't got any money, you don't got any rights or control over your property. 

Do you honestly believe the native Americans who 'own' the land via 'treaty' (there's a sick laugh for you) would EVER receive ANY financial benefits from this pipeline, any more then they are 'allowed' to control the lands provided to them via a 'treaty' negotiated with a dishonest rogue 'government?'  Think again.  NADA

The same Dallas-based company is behind both the Trans-Pecos and Dakota Access pipelines. Please get involved! Make contact with ETP - tie up their phone lines and let them know their time is up!  The people have had enough of this fascist business and government interference with rights and privileges and land ownership.  

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