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  1. 1 amk for obama
    January 7, 2016 at 11:42 am

    Hi. Bye.

  2. 7 GGail
    January 7, 2016 at 11:43 am

    I scared to click on the link. I don’t need a virus on my work computer😯

  3. January 7, 2016 at 11:44 am

    That’s okay. We are in the top ten.

  4. 10 amk for obama
    January 7, 2016 at 11:44 am

    aaand I am outta here.

  5. January 7, 2016 at 11:44 am

    WEDNESDAY, JAN 6, 2016 06:58 AM CST
    No one’s talking about land use: Regardless of what the Bundys think, we still need the feds controlling public lands
    The Malheur standoff is the latest in a long-running battle over Western land use. Here’s why we all should care
    REBECCA WORBY

    Since I first heard about the takeover of Malheur National Wildlife Refuge by a group of militiamen against federal land management, I have been reading and stewing. The occupation of the refuge has gotten people talking about a range of interconnected issues: increasing right-wing extremism, what we do or don’t define as terrorism, racial double standards, and the eyebrow-raising legal process behind the resentencing of the Hammonds for the arson they are accused of committing. All of this is important and worthy of discussion. But far fewer people seem to be talking about the concrete issues underlying the situation, the deep-rooted land use battle of which the Malheur standoff is only the latest iteration.

    Western publications like High Country News have had excellent coverage (and HCN has been covering the Sagebrush Rebellion thoroughly for decades). But these publications don’t necessarily take the time to explain why we should care about land use issues in the first place because they would be preaching to the choir. Meanwhile, knowing that these issues don’t matter much to the majority of their audience, the mainstream media barely covers them at all, focusing instead on the more sensational aspects of the news at hand.

    I mentioned this gap to a friend, who, like me, lives in New York City. In the process of working on a book about the land surrounding Moab, Utah, I’ve spent a lot of time both enjoying the public lands of the West and learning about the conflicts surrounding their use, and I have become inordinately invested in answering the question of what balanced use would look like. Why, I asked my friend, was no one talking about land use?

    “Most people don’t care as much about land use as you do,” she gently reminded me.

    “Well, they should,” I replied, “because it matters.” Here’s why.

    The Bundys have been up in arms about where their cattle can and can’t roam, and their father, Cliven, owes more than $1 million in grazing fees. And the Hammonds are being punished for setting fire to public land. If you live in some other part of the country—in, say, a bustling East Coast city—what do ranching restrictions and arson have to do with you? The short answer: The land use regulations that the occupiers of the Malheur Refuge are fighting go far beyond where cattle can roam. How we use our land determines what comes out of it in the form of extracted resources, which then affects so much else, from what kind of air we breathe to how many earthquakes we experience–not to mention our changing climate. It would not be a stretch to say that caring about land use means caring about the fate of our planet.

  6. 12 Linda
    January 7, 2016 at 12:17 pm

    10 Women Accuse Christian Leader Tied To Duggars Of Rape, Sex Abuse

    http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/bill-gothard-sexual-abuse-lawsuit

    Paging Mike Huckabee……Mr….Huckabee, please explain this.!

  7. January 7, 2016 at 12:34 pm

    Nancy Pelosi…trolls the Birthers…..ohh myyy

  8. January 7, 2016 at 12:45 pm

  9. 21 JER
    January 7, 2016 at 12:48 pm

    Good afternoon TOD.

  10. 22 JER
    January 7, 2016 at 12:49 pm

  11. 26 jacquelineoboomer
    January 7, 2016 at 1:03 pm

    • 27 jacquelineoboomer
      January 7, 2016 at 1:04 pm

      I was born a sharecropper’s son, and now I’m 75
      There were days in my life I didn’t think I’d come out alive
      I knew I had to fight the unfairness of segregation
      Was a rider on a freedom bus rolling through the nation
      It was “necessary trouble” for me to stand up for all men
      Even though I had been pummeled to the ground way back then
      On the bridge, we stood strong in the face of bigotry
      We had no other choice, if we were to be truly free
      Mother and father had told me, “Don’t get in the way”
      I can hear their warning words even to this day
      But, in ’63, I stood next to Martin at a March on D.C.
      And, praise be to God, today they named a ship after me.

    • 36 GGail
      January 7, 2016 at 1:32 pm

      Oh how so very wonderful for a worthy gentle man❤

  12. January 7, 2016 at 1:11 pm

    • 38 Vicki
      January 7, 2016 at 1:32 pm

      This is a pretty good theory, one that holds the media largely responsible.
      Maybe the media is to blame for the disdain towards the stunning accomplishments of the past 7 years.
      But it is also true that the demons of greed and hate, resentment, and disappointment are animating features of our America. “Winners” “Losers” The Richest people eager to take every penny out of the general coffers that they can.

      TOD is (usually) an oasis where we support our President and each other. Rare in a disputatios society.

  13. 41 MightyPamela
    January 7, 2016 at 1:21 pm

    For your enlightened interest, from my dear friend and teacher, Alan.

    Alan Oken
    13 hrs ·
    January 7: Astrological commentaries from Bali. Dear Friends, Be patient with the momentum of life for the next couple of weeks as both Mercury and Jupiter are retrograde. This will bring about challenges in travel for sure but there is another element to consider. The “element” to which I am specificly referring is earth as Mercury R. re-enters Capricorn on the 9th and Jupiter R. will continue its passage in Virgo. Thus it is quite possible that there will be delays and/or circuitous routing in terms of finances. Sagittarius, Gemini, Virgo, Pisces rising and/or Sun take especial note. Remember that even if these signs are not major to your chart they just may be very important in the horoscopes of those with whom we have financial dealings or expectations.
    I just finished the 7th day of a 7-day detox fast. I lost 5 pounds of unwanted excess and feel wonderful. This morning I sat down to a breakfast of fresh tropical fruits, plain yogurt, and wonder of wonders, hot oatmeal! This latter dish was so inspiring that I was stimulated to write the following to share with you all.
    There are some people who will prepare their oatmeal in the morning, sit down to eat it, and that is that—they are eating their oatmeal. But there are others who will make this same brand of oatmeal but recognizing Divinity in all things and in all acts, will prepare their oatmeal differently. These individuals know that God in the form of the person who eats will sit down with God in the forms of the chair and table and begin eating God in the form of the oatmeal. The act is the same: “I am eating my oatmeal.” The difference is in the perception of what is taking place in terms of the level of consciousness of the eater.
    Much love and abundant bowls of oatmeal to one and all, AO

  14. 42 keltuc
    January 7, 2016 at 1:28 pm

    I think WP has trapped my earlier comment. That’s what I get for not commenting very often.😉

  15. 45 No Child Left Behind
    January 7, 2016 at 1:32 pm
  16. 46 No Child Left Behind
    January 7, 2016 at 1:35 pm

  17. 48 No Child Left Behind
    January 7, 2016 at 1:44 pm

  18. 52 No Child Left Behind
    January 7, 2016 at 1:51 pm

    It’s not of good taste but don’t want to keep the smile to myself…

  19. 54 Nena20409
    January 7, 2016 at 1:53 pm

    Triple Golden⭐⭐⭐ winners : Amk, DerBingle, DerBingle and GGail😉
    Congrats.
    Hello TOD on a Thursday, Jan 7h 2016.
    WH Presser with Josh “The Voice” Earnest LIVE, starting shortly.

  20. 55 No Child Left Behind
    January 7, 2016 at 1:57 pm

    Now I know that we are in the middle of insanity.

    • 56 No Child Left Behind
      January 7, 2016 at 1:58 pm

  21. 57 Nena20409
    January 7, 2016 at 1:59 pm

  22. 58 Nena20409
    January 7, 2016 at 2:03 pm

    • 59 nospin
      January 7, 2016 at 4:01 pm

      POTUS Administration unleashed. lolol I am so loving this last year with Pres. Obama. Good thing I am stocked on popcorn.

  23. 60 No Child Left Behind
    January 7, 2016 at 2:09 pm

    • 61 No Child Left Behind
      January 7, 2016 at 2:19 pm

  24. 62 Linda
    January 7, 2016 at 2:10 pm

    Chris Kyle’s wife ( American Sniper ) will be a plant the town hall tonight.

  25. 63 JER
    January 7, 2016 at 2:10 pm

  26. 66 Nena20409
    January 7, 2016 at 2:23 pm

    Wow!
    No one won last night?
    Holy Smokes!

  27. 67 Nena20409
    January 7, 2016 at 2:29 pm

  28. 68 Nena20409
    January 7, 2016 at 2:42 pm

  29. 69 Nena20409
    January 7, 2016 at 2:47 pm


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