Pests Need Predators

Pests Need Predators

“GOVERNMENT NANNIES” PREVENT HUNTING by Viv Forbes, Executive Director, The Saltbush Club, ©2020 (Feb. 25, 2020) — Australian camels are well-adapted to thrive in the dry heart of Australia but landowners have been unable to harvest them profitably for meat, leather, racing or genetics. With no real predators, camel numbers ballooned. They did reduce wildfire […]

Government by Enquiry

Government by Enquiry

DO WE NEED ANOTHER BUSHFIRE ROYAL COMMISSION? by Viv Forbes, Executive Director, The Saltbush Club, ©2020 (Jan. 20, 2020) — Politicians hide behind enquiries – their magic answer to all problems, especially bushfires. Announcing enquiries give the impression of decisive action, they generate fees for armies of barristers, lawyers and bureaucrats, and provide momentary excitement […]

Put Foresters Back in the Forests

Put Foresters Back in the Forests

“BRING BACK THE WHITE KNIGHTS” by Viv Forbes, Executive Director, The Saltbush Club, ©2020 (Jan. 3, 2020) — There was a time when Australian foresters kept Australian forests safe and productive. They maintained access tracks, bridges and fire breaks, undertook prescribed burning, cleared flammable litter from the forest floor, cut suckers, manned fire lookouts and […]

Fighting Fires with Fire

Fighting Fires with Fire

REDUCE FIRES? REDUCE FUEL by Viv Forbes, Executive Director, The Saltbush Club, ©2019 (Dec. 30, 2019) — The Power of the Torch “There can be few if any races who for so long were able to practice the delights of incendiarism.” Geoffrey Blainey “Triumph of the Nomads – A History of Ancient Australia.” Macmillan 1975. […]

National Parks are Bushfire Havens

National Parks are Bushfire Havens

“FLANNERY FICTION” by Viv Forbes, Executive Director, The Saltbush Club, ©2019 (Dec. 20, 2019) — Too many recent headlines say: “A fierce new bushfire is burning in the XYZ National Park. Nearby residents should prepare to evacuate.” Neglected, overgrown, weed and log infested, un-grazed, unburnt, government-protected parkland is a danger to all neighbours. All it […]

Aussie Bushfires Nurtured in National Parks

Aussie Bushfires Nurtured in National Parks

“NATIONAL LIABILITIES” by Viv Forbes, Executive Director, The Saltbush Club, ©2019 (Nov. 22, 2019) — Listen carefully to a typical bush-fire warning: “A big fire in the XYZ National Park is now threatening adjacent homes and farms”. For decades now politicians have been recklessly locking up more land in National Parks, Reserves and Heritage Areas. […]

Land, Energy and Mineral Lockdowns

Land, Energy and Mineral Lockdowns

TOO MANY OIL, GAS, COAL, RARE EARTH AND OTHER VITAL RESOURCES ARE STILL OFF-LIMITS by Paul Driessen, ©2017 (May 14, 2017) — President Trump has directed Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke to review recent land withdrawals under the 1906 Antiquities Act, to determine whether some should be reversed or reduced in size. The review […]

Life Under an Iron Fist

Life Under an Iron Fist

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OVERSEERS THREATEN PROPERTY AND LIVELIHOODS OF HARDWORKING WESTERNERS by Paul Driessen, ©2016 (Jan. 17, 2016) — Activists protesting federal land mismanagement and the imprisonment of Dwight and Steven Hammond recently occupied the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge headquarters building in Oregon. Some facts, context and perspective may help people understand what’s really going on here. […]

Thugs, Dictators, Degenerates, and Obama at it Again

Thugs, Dictators, Degenerates, and Obama at it Again

NEW UN TREATY FURTHER DESTROYS THE AMERICAN FAMILY by Nicholas Purpura, ©2013 (Dec. 11, 2013) — The current United States leadership begs the question. Are they suicidal, simply brain dead or worse, traitors? Once again the progressive Marxist media lapdogs are silent concerning the upcoming United Nations Treaty that is being pushed by the Islamic-Marxist […]

Congress Passes Bill to Reopen Government, Raise Debt Ceiling

Congress Passes Bill to Reopen Government, Raise Debt Ceiling

OBAMA CALLS FOR AN END TO “GOVERNING BY CRISIS“ by Sharon Rondeau (Oct. 17, 2013) — The House and Senate reached agreement on Wednesday night to reopen closed government departments and raise the federal government’s debt ceiling. The bill keeps government departments open until January 15, 2014 and raises the amount the federal government can […]

Obama’s Intransigence Closed America’s Natural Wonders

Obama’s Intransigence Closed America’s Natural Wonders

HE WANTS TO MAKE THE IMPASSE PAINFUL AND PERSONAL – WHILE BLAMING REPUBLICANS by Ron Arnold, ©2013 (Oct. 12, 2013) — For anyone who doubts that Mr. Obama and his minions are trying to make the government shutdown as painful as possible, remember that it’s a decades-old White House ploy with a revealing name: “the […]

Will Obama Refuse to Approve Death Benefits to Military Survivors?

Will Obama Refuse to Approve Death Benefits to Military Survivors?

GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN HALTS STANDARD DEATH PAYOUTS by Sharon Rondeau (Oct. 8, 2013) — In a press release on Tuesday, the House Armed Services Committee stated that the $100,000 death benefit customarily paid to survivors of soldiers, airmen, Marines and seamen killed in  service to their country was expected to be included in the measure passed […]

House of Representatives Approves Bill to Delay Obamacare for a Year

House of Representatives Approves Bill to Delay Obamacare for a Year

GOVERNMENT “SHUTDOWN” LOOMING? by Sharon Rondeau (Sep. 29, 2013) — In a late-night session which stretched into Sunday morning, the U.S. House of Representatives approved a measure which would delay the implementation of the individual mandate in the health care bill known as Obamacare for one year. An initial proposal to defund Obamacare completely was […]

How Sad the Life of the Leftist

“LACKING SELF-RELIANCE” by Don Fredrick, ©2013, blogging at The Obama Timeline (Jan. 28, 2013) — Every so often I receive an email from a big-government supporter who calls conservatives hypocrites for opposing high income taxes while supporting government programs. I typically delete the email and do not bother responding because 1) leftists aren’t worth the […]