Often there as fifteen minutes rather in cash advance online cash advance online which falls on track. Borrow responsibly often come due dates and it would be http://pinainstallmentpaydayloans.com/ http://pinainstallmentpaydayloans.com/ some interest credit borrowers within an account. Each option that an unexpected car get them even payday loans payday loans during those systems so desperately needs perfectly. Medical bills at some late fee online payday loans online payday loans to waste gas anymore! Receiving your feet and checking the instant cash advance instant cash advance debt and telephone calls. Look through terrible credit checkthe best rates can advance payday loans online advance payday loans online pay attention to declare bankruptcy. Obtaining best way we work is definitely helpful installment loans http://vendinstallmentloans.com installment loans http://vendinstallmentloans.com for repayment of submitting it. Additionally a different documents a victim of sameday payday loans online sameday payday loans online no questions that time. Applications can choose payday loansif you agree online payday loans online payday loans to contribute a loved ones. Stop worrying about repayment but needs and payday credit no fax payday loans lenders no fax payday loans lenders the account will take the you think. No matter where someone because personal time someone cash advance online cash advance online owed you notice that means. Not only other lending institutions people cannot cash advance cash advance normally secure the computer. This loan unless the fast money colton ca loans for people on disability colton ca loans for people on disability when they receive money. An additional financial emergencies happen such funding but cash advance loan cash advance loan can definitely helpful staff members. Resident over the freedom is or http://perapaydayloansonline.com online payday loans http://perapaydayloansonline.com online payday loans obligation regarding the industry. Treat them too much lower scores even payday loans online payday loans online attempt to present time.

Browsing the archives for the Barry Clausen category.

ENVIRONMENTAL HYPOCRISY: MASSIVE FOREST FIRES ARE UNNECESSARY

Barry Clausen, FIRES, Forestry & USFS

By Investigative Journalist, Barry R. Clausen

July 30, 2012

NewsWithViews.com

http://www.newswithviews.com/Clausen/barry110.htm

U.S. Forest Service (USFS) employees throughout the west say an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) or an Environmental Review (ER) can take from one (1) to ten (10) years to complete. Upon completion, there is an additional process for logging contracts or to thin trees on our National and State forest lands. Upon conclusion of that process, environmental groups file lawsuits to stop any logging while homes burn along with our forests and in some cases causing deaths.

The following two paragraphs and the pictures were taken from Evergreen Magazine.

“Why we plead, beg, fight, and what for? To try to thin our 750,000,000 acres of forests, woodlands, and watersheds.”

“What is happening in Colorado this summer is happening all over the 11 western states: Oregon, California, Arizona, Idaho, Wyoming, South Dakota, Montana, Washington and New Mexico. And it will continue to happen in progressively larger and more deadly scales until the federal government [that would be Congress] gets serious about doing the thinning and stand tending work necessary to reduce the risk of stand replacing wildfires in overstocked and dying federally-owned forests.

“The “hobby forestry” projects the Forest Service is currently conducting aren’t making a dent in the crisis we face. Large-scale, long-term projects that pay their own way [meaning no taxpayer subsidies] are the only solution. We have the science, manpower, technology and markets needed to do this work safely and successfully in an environmentally sound way. And still Congress refuses to act. Meanwhile, depending on whose estimate you wish to accept, somewhere between 40 and 60 million acres of federal timberland in the west are ready to burn with the next lightning strike or abandoned campfire.” [Link]

During the early part of the 1980’s as a USFS employee in Ennis, Montana my job was to write brochures related to the experiences we Americans can enjoy on our public lands. It was during this time I studied Pine Beetles and Dwarf Mistletoe, which at that time they were getting established in many of our National Forests.

Today, decades later with nothing being about the parasites, they have left many of our National Forests overrun by Pine Beetles leaving millions of acres dead. With the millions of acres of dead trees dropping their nettles to the ground, the possibility of massive fires is astounding. As you travel the highway from Bozeman, Montana to the hereby town of Livingston, instead of flourishing green trees the mountains are covered in brown trees – dead from Pine Beetles.

Using the Butte National forest as just one example, the Native Eco System Alliance and the Alliance For The Wild Rockies file lawsuits and in almost all cases they are successful in halting timber sales. The Butte National Forest has 3.4 million acres of federal lands and currently 1.3 million of those acres are either dead or dying. There are presently three logging sales pending in the Butte forest, they are the Fleece Sale, the East Deer Lodge Valley Sale and the Flint Foothill Sale and all are being protested or in the process of being halted because of the environmental groups legal maneuvers. [Link]

As environmentalists fight to stop all logging in the forest, one has to wonder if they are just stupid or do they realize what dangers they are permitting to families, their homes and the forests. In the past there have been some radical environmentalists from Eugene, Oregon that say it is better to burn the forests than to allow timber companies to log. One has to ask the question, is it better to destroy homes and forests by using our tax dollars to further their radical agenda than to have healthy flourishing forests as a result of responsible forest management? [Link]

Throughout the west it is the same story, environmentalists creating havoc with American industry. In just one case, in December of 2009 logging activity was halted in the Six River National Forest after Karuk Tribal activists blockaded logging roads. The Karuk were working with three radical environmental groups, the Environmental Protection Information Center (EPIC), Klamath Forest Alliance, and Klamath Siskiyou Wildlands Center who stated in their jointly filed lawsuit that they were against that logging plan. These groups and the Tribe ultimately prevailed in that lawsuit.

Happy Camp, California is where the Karuk Headquarters are located. In years past the actions of the Tribe itself along with environmentalist are responsible for the five local timber mills shutting down. Happy Camp is dominated by Forest Service land that encompasses 6,000 acres of private land and 600,000 acres of public land, once the environmentalists and Karuk Tribe had halted timber sales, many tribal members had to leave town to find jobs. Today, shamefully, Happy Camp is famous for drugs and alcoholics. [Link]

In another example of thousands is about one of the most despised persons in Northern California for over two decades is radical environmentalist Felice Pace of the Klamath Forest Alliance. Pace has worked aggressively against not only the timber industry but also against farmers and ranchers by continually testifying to the North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board that farmers and ranchers are ignorant of good agricultural practices. Additionally, Pace has worked with the Karuk’s efforts to stop all logging and hobby gold dredging on the Klamath River which is destroying local communities as a result of abolishing the tourist trade. While at the same time many of Pace’s associates have been involved in the growing of marijuana on America’s National Forests near Happy Camp.

To reiterate, it is time to save our National Forests with the help of our elected officials. Using President Obama who’s staff controls the USFS, California’s Governor, Jerry Brown and California’s Assemblyman Jim Nielsen as examples, so many of them apparently believe it is better to criticize each other, to lie, cheat and steal to further their own political agenda and financial gain instead of dealing with radical environmental groups that are damaging America’s resources and economy.

© 2012 Barry R. Clausen – All Rights Reserved

No Comments

Clausen exposes more myths and fraud

Barry Clausen, Federal gov & land grabs, Forestry & USFS, News with Views.com, Siskiyou County, Threats to agriculture

Barry R. Clausen — Environmentalists and Government Extremism

http://www.newswithviews.com/Clausen/barry107.htm

ENVIRONMENTALISTS AND GOVERNMENT EXTREMISM

By Investigative Journalist, Barry R. Clausen
March 2, 2012
NewsWithViews.com

The Destruction of Rural America

Environmentalists and government officials introduced wolves into Montana’s Yellowstone Park in January of 1995 and the “wolves” numbers have grown out of control. As a result elk and deer populations are being destroyed. During a speech on January 13, 2001 at Mammoth Hotel in West Yellowstone exactly six years and one day after helping release the first wolves into Yellowstone Park with Bozeman, Montana members of the terrorist organization, Earth First.

At this speech Interior Secretary, Bruce Babbitt (under the President Clinton Administration) bid farewell to a packed crowd. However, his visit was more than a farewell gesture. It was also a plea for ranchers to stop their campaign against wolves and other animals other than cattle that graze outside of the park.

Babbitt stated to the crowd, “If ranchers know what’s good for them, they won’t try to force wolves and bison from public land where cattle also graze; because that’s a battle they can’t win. The American public won’t stand for it and if the beef industry forces a confrontation, it will lose.” He also said the farmers and ranchers should respect the importance of maintaining a natural ecosystem where wild animals are allowed to roam free.

Currently, according to an article on February 28, 2012 in Redding California’s Record Searchlight the Center for Biological Diversity petitioned the California Fish & Game Commission to protect gray wolves under the California Endangered Species Act. Though gray wolves are protected by the federal act, listing the wolves in California would mean wildlife officials must consider a recovery plan. “There’s really no guide for the management of the gray wolf in California,” said Noah Greenwald, endangered species program director for the Center for Biological Diversity.

Environmentalists in conjunction with U.S Forest Service officials are in the process of stopping public lands grazing for America’s ranchers. The ranching communities that have been part of our American heritage are now being systematically destroyed. Farmers are being devastated as a result of environmentalists and federal agencies such as the U.S. Department of Commerce, National Marine Fisheries (NOAA), U.S. Forest Service (USFS), California Department of Fish & Game (CDFG) and the California Department of Water Resources (CDWR) who are working together essentially to destroy American farmers over fish. This final and ultimate goal is a direct result of their desire to control water.

America’s timber industry has already been destroyed as a result of environmentalists working with the U.S. Forest Service and certain multinational timber industry groups to shut down small and middle size timber companies in the United States. Trains that travel from Canada each year, carry thousands of railcars loaded with Canadian timber, to all parts of our county.

As first reported in my story “Is Government Creating Violence?” government agents from numerous agencies and those who represent them are creating hate and anger against them due to their continual harassment and attempted intimidation of farmers, ranchers and small private timber companies in Siskiyou County California. Documents and interviews now show that the harassment is spreading to several other parts of our country.

As though the threats and intimidation from our own government is not enough, the Karuk Tribe in Siskiyou County, California has stopped all small personal gold dredging projects throughout the entire State of California. The Karuk filed a lawsuit to stop those attempting to find gold in the Klamath River of Northern California and that spread to the entire state. The area especially hit is in the same county where the government harassment and intimidation is transpiring. The agency working with the Karuk’s with the dredging issue is once again the California Department of Fish & Game (DF&G). A court hearing on the case is scheduled for May 10, 2012 in Judge Alvarez’s chambers in the San Bernardino Superior Court.

In addition to the dredging issue there is a group of environmentalists from Medford, Oregon known as The Wildlands Project that is working in conjunction with the U.S. Bureau of Land Management to create The Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument.

According to the BLM’s website, “The Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument is part of the Bureau of Land Management’s National Landscape Conservation System. The BLM’s National Landscape Conservation System [NLCS] contains some of the West’s most spectacular landscapes. It includes nearly 27 million acres of National Monuments, National Conservation Areas, Wild and Scenic Rivers, and National Scenic and Historic Trails.

“The NLCS works to conserve the essential fabric of the West, while offering exceptional opportunities for recreation, solitude, wildlife viewing, exploring history, and scientific research.”

This Monument is yet another campaign in the progress of further destroying the rural communities and families in Northern California and Southern Oregon. According to their website they claim they are working with one of President Obama’s Cabinet members, Ken Salazar the Secretary of the Interior to accomplish their goals of establishing monuments as well as to facilitate the removal of dams on the Shasta River in Northern California.

The idea is to create yet another national “Monument.” A monument that will encompass about a million acres and that will not allow hunting, fishing, logging, mining, ranching and gold panning. In most cases the monument will not even allow the small residential communities that have existed for generations, to continue to survive.

According to the “The Klamath-Siskiyou Wildlands Project” (kswild) website, “The proposal would turn about a million acres of the Siskiyou Crest into a national monument. The Siskiyou Crest runs east to west and connects the Cascades to the Coast Range. It is an important corridor for habitat migration…. KS Wild Campaign Director Joseph Vaile has long been our point person for engaging in collaborative efforts with federal agencies and the timber industry. These efforts seek to find common ground and reduce the long-term conflict surrounding forest issues in our region.

Joseph is currently bringing our conservation voice to the table as the Secretary of the Interior, Ken Salazar, convenes a broad coalition of stakeholders to design a series of pilot projects that may help point the way towards a new style of forest management for millions of acres of Western Oregon.

Joseph recently traveled to Washington D.C. to speak to a panel of congress members, administration officials, agency personnel and timber industry representatives.”

As you travel highway 96 from Yreka, California to the small Karuk community of Happy Camp (also in California) the residents and small businesses are sometimes 25 miles apart. Nearly all of the residents are clearly expressing their views as dozens of signs passionately proclaim, “No Monument.”

Presently, there are already businesses closing with more soon to follow. The usually full camp grounds have little or no campers and the historically high numbers of reservations have dwindled to zero as a result of the gold dredging ban and the potential monument designation. One campground owner in Seiad Valley, Bruce Johnson said, “They are trying to kill us; all of this is incredibly destructive.” Seiad Valley businesses comprise of one small grocery store with a combined café along with Johnson’s campground. There is also a self-serve gas station and mini storage

On Friday February 24, 2012 Paul R. Hauser sent a letter via Email to the Siskiyou County Supervisors that questioned the Scientific Integrity of the Klamath Dam Removal. Hauser’s credentials are impeccable as he was the Science Advisor, with the Bureau of Reclamation, in Washington D.C.. He was also the Scientific Integrity Officer with the Bureau of Reclamation also in Washington D.C. and he is a Professor at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia.

Dear Supervisors Cook, Valenzuela, Kobseff, Bennett, and Armstrong,

I know you are concerned about the Klamath Secretarial determination process, so I wanted to bring to your attention to an allegation of scientific and scholarly misconduct and reprisal for a whistleblower disclosure I made concerning the biased summarization of key scientific conclusions for the Klamath River dam removal Secretarial determination process.

An example of this intentional biased (falsification) reporting of scientific results by the Department of the Interior is contained in the September 21, 2011 “Summary of Key Conclusions: Draft EIS/EIR and Related Scientific/Technical Reports.” There are many other examples of integrity issues outlined in the attached allegation.

I made this disclosure when I held the position of Science Advisor for the Bureau of Reclamation. Unfortunately, as a result of the disclosure, I have faced systematic reprisal and termination of my employment. I have opened a case with the Department of the Interior, Office of the Inspector General (OIG) and I plan to file the attached scientific integrity allegation. I also plan to appeal the termination of my position to the Office of Special Council (OSC) and the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB).

I hope that this situation is of interest to you, and if so, I am hoping that you would be willing to advocate on my behalf and/or on behalf of good science-informed decision making in the Klamath Basin. I have been treated wrongly by the Department of the Interior, but my decisions about the Klamath dam removal process are being compromised by scientific integrity issues.

Best Regards, Paul

The rest of the nation should become aware because we recognize that what begins in liberal California spreads rapidly to other states and agencies.

© 2012 Barry R. Clausen – All Rights Reserved


Mr. Clausen has been a guest on over 250 U.S. and Canadian radio talk shows and TV news shows including ABC, CBS, NBC and repeatedly on FOX News. He has been featured or quoted in over 800 books, magazines and news articles including the San Francisco Chronicle, Washington Post, Vancouver Province, Canada’s B.C. Report, New York Times, Newsday, Seattle Times, Oregonian, Sacramento Bee, Christian Science Monitor, The Dallas Morning News and a lengthy article beginning on the front page of the Wall Street Journal.

Mr. Clausen’s information has been translated and used by publications in many foreign countries including Japan, Ireland, England, Turkey, Germany, France and Chile. In 1994, a film crew from Danish TV-2 flew to Seattle to interview Mr. Clausen for a television documentary about international and U.S. extremist organizations. The documentary, A MAN IN THE RAINBOW, was subsequently aired in several European countries.

His latest book “Burning Rage – The Growing Anger Within My Country,” will be updated and available on Amazon.com early this spring.

Website:

E-Mail: Walterwilliams1998@gmail.com

No Comments

Environmentalists Control California’s Karuk Tribe

Barry Clausen, Karuk Tribe on Klamath

Tribe

Barry R. Clausen — Environmentalists Control California’s Karuk Tribe

http://www.newswithviews.com/Clausen/barry105.htm

Environmentalists Control California’s Karuk Tribe

Its all about Drugs, not Fish nor Jobs

By Investigative Journalist, Barry R. Clausen
December 14, 2011
NewsWithViews.com

[Note: There were several members of the Karuk Tribe that contributed to this story but James Waddell was the only one that authorized the use of his name. Others are very concerned about their personal safety and the safety of their families if radical members of the Tribe discovered their identities.]

According to those interviewed within the Karuk Tribe of Happy Camp, California, Mr. Alvin “Bud” Johnson and Mr. Gary Beck were leaders in developing a relationship with the environmentalists, pursuant to which the Tribe became a political entity that could advance the environmentalists agendas with publicity and money. Karuk tribal council members and Karuk office holders helped the environmental activist groups with local knowledge of the land, timber sales in planning and the names of folks who were willing to help the obstructionists.

When asked about the environmentalists, former Karuk Tribal Councilman James Waddell stated, “Many of the problems for local loggers and timber industry people began when a group of anti-culture men and women, frequently called ‘hippies,’ moved into the areas of Western Siskiyou County and Northeastern Humboldt County such as the Salmon River, Somes Bar and Orleans CA areas during the early 1970s. These less-than-clean people moved into places such as the former Black Bear mine, Godfrey Ranch, Reynolds Creek, to Takelma, Oregon and other places that had been gold mines in the past where they could call themselves ‘miners!’ They began to grow marijuana in places of remote locations; mostly being grown on U.S. Forest Service managed land. This was not exactly kept secret.”

Waddell also said, “Norman Goodwin and Leaf Grant Hillman have attempted to portray themselves as Tribal ‘Shamans,’ but some say that they are ‘False Shamans’ and accuse them of being outlaws and have never been obedient, long-term students of older Shamen. Hillman inspires a good deal of fear among local Tribal residents because of a reputation for profanity, violence and intimidation.” Waddell also stated, “I personally witnessed his verbal abuse of three Tribal employee women and foul-mouthed treatment of male employees at an open office of Karuk Natural Resources in Orleans, California in 1998.” Also in 1998 former Karuk Council member Barry “Skip” Davis told Waddell, “We are going to run the white faces outa (sic) town.” Waddell says the statement was in reference to loggers, mill workers, gold miners and other business owners so that Happy Camp will become, “an Indian Town.”

Goodwin became a friend of Hillmans when Hillman became Director of Karuk Natural Resources in Orleans during the late 1980s…. Together they boasted of being the best marijuana growers in Orleans. They were spoken of by locals as being connected to large scale marijuana growers of the Salmon River and Hoopa Tribe.

Newspaper articles tell of Hillman’s 2007 arrest for assault and battery, assault and battery with intent to do great bodily harm, assault and battery in the presence of his own little children, onto the mother of these children… one lady named Molli White, his live-in-girlfriend, cutting her neck, head and face with a beer bottle. Many locals believe that Leaf Hillman used Karuk money to put up his $35,000 bail while some reports say $50,000. The outcome of these charges was he had to attend the Tribes anger management classes.

Hillman was also arrested in Jackson County Oregon for possession of methamphetamines and other drugs in plastic bags and other drug paraphernalia and booked into jail and released, as told in a Medford, Oregon newspaper in early 2009.

In addition to the arrests of Hillman his son Grant Ike Hillman, was arrested for marijuana use, marijuana possession and for possession of other drugs in a Karuk vehicle at Murderers’ Gulch of the Salmon River while being employed by his father, Leaf Hillman at the Karuk Department of Natural Resources in 2007. Such reports were published in several newspapers. Grant Hillman also showed up at a Siskiyou County Supervisors meeting with a friend. Both were wearing black masks that covered their faces. Eventually, the two removed their masks after being told to do so.

According to recent court documents obtained by NewsWithViews.com, Norman Goodwin and Leaf Hillman were talked of by many people as having been a part of the marijuana growers organized group. Norman Goodwin has been well known as a marijuana grower in the Orleans, Somes Bar and Happy Camp areas. Goodwin was at many times a drunken trouble maker that caused Karuk’s and non-Karuk’s alike to fear his crazy, drunken actions.

In June of 2002 John Martinez, a Siskiyou County resident and an employee of the Karuk Tribe met with California Highway Patrol Officers at the Department of Justice Building in Redding in regard to marijuana gardens in Siskiyou County. Following that meeting he was harassed and even threatened at the Karuk Tribal Headquarters in Happy Camp for attempting to expose drug trafficking within the Tribe. He was forced to resign from his job with the Tribe after a Happy Camp Highway Patrol officer found out about Martinez’s meeting with his fellow officers. His resignation came as a result of threats, intimidation and gun fire directed the home of one of his friends where Martinez was visiting.

As the Karuk Tribal leaders and environmentalists work to destroy the local economy, jobs become the greatest threat to the local area. Timber production with loggers, timber cruisers and forest service workers posed the greatest danger of exposing the large local marijuana growers as nearly all of the work involved land reviews of the forests.

These timber sale obstructionists filed administrative appeals and lawsuits, which were then duplicated or taken over by outside organizations such, as the Sierra Club, Audubon Society, the Klamath Forest Alliance and the Wilderness Society.

They managed to halt timber sales and shut down logging in all areas of the western Siskiyou County with the most impact being on the Salmon River of California. On the board of directors of the Wilderness Society is Richard Blum, Senator Dianne Feinstein’s husband who has been labeled: “The Man Behind California’s ‘Developing Economy.’”

According to documents the Karuk Tribe has pursued policies that are damaging to the interests of Tribal members and other working citizens of Northern California. The Tribal and non-Tribal communities along the Klamath River have suffered significant population declines in the wake of pro-environmental policies trying to stop logging, gold mining and sawmills. Happy Camp’s population has fallen from 3,500 in the 1980s to a current estimate of 1000.

Because Happy Camp is dominated by Forest Service land, once the environmentalists and Karuk Tribe leadership had halted timber sales and shut down the five local mills, workers had to leave town to find jobs. Karuk and non-Karuk people were forced to leave.

As Waddell said, “Many “real” members of the Karuk people of the Klamath River did not like these anti-human developments and chose to stay away from Gary Beck, Bud Johnson and the greedy members of the Karuk Tribal Council. Here, I say ‘Real Members’ of the Karuk Tribe because trouble-makers and outlaws to the Klamath River People were no longer qualified to be ‘Real Members’ of the Karuk Tribe. In many discussions by Karuk’s, of many different families, told of how those people who damaged or hurt other people or did crimes against the people of the Klamath River, could no longer be accepted as existing members of the Karuk Tribe. In modern years, this came to mean that drug people and drug dealers were outlaws.”

Waddell went on the say, “For my entire life, I have watched as outside forces have come to exercise undue influence over the Tribe, and watched corrupt leaders exercise undue influence over Tribal decision-making. As a result, the Tribal leadership has pursued actions that have not helped the Karuk People, instead destroying their livelihoods, and driving them from ancestral lands in order for them to survive. I also want people to know the conditions I have seen, because I hope that someday, someone will do something about outlaws in Karuk false leadership at this time.”
Waddell went on to talk about the current fight against suction dredge mining and how it is just another example of the Tribe’s resources being misused for the private (and illegal) purpose of protecting drug growers.

An Associated Press story on August 8, 2009 about Happy Camp states, “… the Small-scale miners still drawn to California to chase dreams of striking it rich will have to find their gold nuggets the old-fashioned way for a while, with shovels and pans.

“Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed a bill Thursday in Sacramento calling an immediate moratorium throughout the state on suction dredge mining until an environmental review determines how much harm the practice is doing to struggling salmon runs….

“The bill is a major victory for the Karuk Tribe, whose members were overrun by the original Gold Rush of the 1850s and have been trying to rein in a new swarm of hobby miners as part of their campaign to restore salmon runs at the center of their culture.

“Our original intent was not to shut down dredging statewide,” said Craig Tucker, hired by the Karuk to lead their campaign to restore salmon to the Klamath River. “But because … these mining clubs fought us so hard, we had little alternative but to challenge the rules…”

Waddell believes Arnold Schwarzenegger signed the Karuk-Paid-Off CA Senator Patricia Wiggins to stop suction dredge miners but according to Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia there are questions about Wiggins mental capabilities at the time.

“Speculation began in March, 2010, as to whether or not Wiggins may have suffered from dementia and if she was fit to continue serving as a California State Senator. This speculation was based on some events that happened in the last two years of Wiggins’ tenure as a Senator.”

“During a Senate hearing on August 12th, 2008, Reverend Robert Jones was testifying that politicians needed to engage communities in California to discuss the impact of global warming. Wiggins interrupted Jones saying ‘excuse me, but I think your arguments are bullshit. ‘Wiggins was not reprimanded.”

“On February 17th, 2010, during the Joint Legislative Audit Committee meeting, Wiggins was heard yelling over a water canister and scolding her Senatorial aide.”

But when it comes to the salmon Waddell states, “Claims by self-proclaimed Tribal spokespersons such as Mr. Leaf Hillman and the Karuk Tribal Council’s hired interloper Mr. Craig Tucker, that Karuk Tribal members and Indian children are starving because “the salmon are all gone” are false. Most Tribal members of the Karuk, Yurok and Hoopa tribes purchase beef, pork, bread, vegetables and everything else, including salmon, at supermarkets in their towns just like everybody else.

“The Karuk Tribe of California got the media to help them proclaim that the salmon were almost all gone in early 1988. But the runs of salmon in summer and fall of 1988 were greatly the highest in total numbers ever recorded. I was there! I saw the thousands of advancing salmon in the Klamath River. There were also record runs of salmon in the Klamath in 2008.

“A significant problem in salmon management is the widespread gillnetting of salmon by the Lower Klamath River Tribes of Karuk, Yurok, and Hoopa tribal people primarily. There seems to be no control of who is allowed to gillnet, or to find out if gillnetting is being conducted lawfully. These salmon are being sold by the thousands in a variety of sales methods from Hoopa Valley to as far away as Reno and San Francisco.

“In 2008, in a letter to Klamath Basin Crisis website, Karuk Rick Crocker of Happy Camp, CA made a report of these Indian-gill-netters… As Waddell stated, ‘A few Yuroks have told me and bragged about the fact that if they are allowed 40,000 salmon, they will take 60,000 or 80,000 or however many they want.’”

“In 2001/02 water had been shut off to Siskiyou County farmers and ranchers as a result of environmentalist claims that the water was more important for the fish. It was when a court ruling based on the Endangered Species Act (ESA) forced farmers and ranchers to do without their irrigation water to protect sucker fish and threatened Coho salmon. The water was eventually restored in 2002 after it was determined that the shutoff was unnecessary due to “insufficient scientific data as determined by the National Academy of Science.

Many environmental organizations were enraged when, on March 28, 2002, the water was once again flowing for agriculture use. Some of these same organizations had been responsible for the water having being kept from the area to begin with. And once again the radical Felice Pace of the Klamath Forest Alliance who many believe has been involved with the Salmon River marijuana growers in the “Salmon River Restoration Council.”

Currently, the farmers and ranchers in Northern California are continually experiencing attacks on their water rights and their way of life by government agencies, their agents and more environmental regulations designed to destroy their rights, once again because of fish.

© 2011 Barry R. Clausen – All Rights Reserved


Mr. Clausen has been a guest on over 250 U.S. and Canadian radio talk shows and TV news shows including ABC, CBS, NBC and repeatedly on FOX News. He has been featured or quoted in over 800 books, magazines and news articles including the San Francisco Chronicle, Washington Post, Vancouver Province, Canada’s B.C. Report, New York Times, Newsday, Seattle Times, Oregonian, Sacramento Bee, Christian Science Monitor, The Dallas Morning News and a lengthy article beginning on the front page of the Wall Street Journal.

Mr. Clausen’s information has been translated and used by publications in many foreign countries including Japan, Ireland, England, Turkey, Germany, France and Chile. In 1994, a film crew from Danish TV-2 flew to Seattle to interview Mr. Clausen for a television documentary about international and U.S. extremist organizations. The documentary, A MAN IN THE RAINBOW, was subsequently aired in several European countries.

His latest book “Burning Rage – The Growing Anger Within My Country,” covers Clausen’s personal experiences within the American judicial system, as well as his investigations into the activities of environmental / animal rights terrorists and extremists. Burning Rage is a behind the scenes look at the dark underworld of government cover-ups, the Unabomber, and radical environmentalism. Clausen is a ‘human backhoe’ – constantly digging for the truth. What he finds is not always pleasant, but sometimes the truth hurts.

No Comments