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The Deep State

by Paul E. Vallely, MG, US Army (Ret) – Guest Post In the United States the term “deep state” is used within political science to describe influential decision-making bodies believed to be within government who are relatively permanent and whose policies and long-term plans are unaffected by changing administrations. The term is often used in a critical sense, vis-à-vis, the …

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Wildfires seem unstoppable, but they can be prevented

By RYAN ZINKE   Ryan Zinke, a Whitefish Republican who previously served as a state senator and Montana’s congressman, is the U.S. secretary of the interior. The flames of the Ferguson Fire in California have become the latest symbols of a seemingly perennial challenge of fighting fires in the West. I just returned from the Ferguson Fire …

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The conservative case for the CSKT water compact

by Cory Swanson, Guest opinion, Daily Inter Lake July 29, 2018. In 2015, the Montana Legislature ratified the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes’ water compact with Montana, which settled all water rights claimed by the tribes under the 1855 Hellgate Treaty. This was the culmination of a multi-year negotiation process between Montana’s Reserved Water Rights Compact Commission …

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A Belief Statement by Rebekah Mercer

By Rebekah Mercer, as published in the Wall Street Journal, Feb. 14, 2018 6:58 p.m. ET I support U.S. generosity, decentralized power, evidence-based science, and open discourse. Over the past 18 months, I have been the subject of intense speculation and public scrutiny, in large part because of the philanthropic investments of the Mercer Family Foundation …

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Gene Cernan, last footprints on the moon, dies at 82

Although I never knew Eugene Cernan, I feel a special closeness to him. He is my generation. He fulfilled my childhood dream. With him, was Harrison Schmitt, geologist extraordinaire, my 1957 classmate at Caltech who taught me the difference between orthoclase and plagioclase in freshman geology class. – Ed Read more on Jack Schmitt’s website. …

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Gianforte’s bid for Montana Governor is Toast

by Dr. Ed Berry Greg Gianforte does not understand the Montana Republican Party. There are four faces to the Republican Party (before Donald Trump carved a new face). He does not understand that he is in the Very Conservative Evangelical (VCE) face which is only 20 percent of the Republican Party. He does not get it …

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Obama blocked truth about Captured Navy Boats

The question is, “Who’s telling the truth?” Is this Russian information accurate? Or is it disinformation? I repost so you can decide. – Ed by Novorossia Today Iran Says Top ISIS Leader Was Aboard Captured US Navy Boats A leaked Ministry of Defense report reveals that the Obama administration is “completely destroyed” after their top-secret mission in …

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Congressman Ryan Zinke, a former SEAL, questions story of Iran capture of US sailors

by Dr. Ed Berry Congressman Ryan Zinke of Montana, a former Navy SEAL, questions the public story about how Iran captured 10 US Navy sailors and detained them for 16 hours two weeks ago. The Iran navy confiscated all evidence of navigation from the US sailors, including cell-phone memory chips. Iran turned the incident into …

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Voters should question Gianforte’s “religion”

by Dr. Ed Berry Montana Rep. Daniel Zolnikov thinks the public does not have the right to ask potential governor candidate Greg Gianforte questions about his religious beliefs. In his letter to the Billings Gazette, Zolnikov wrote, “Ehrlick’s piece sets up a false dichotomy where people of deep religious faith cannot possibly support ideas of …

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Paris COP21 Goal is to end all use of carbon fuels

by Marita Noon Paris, the City of Light, which earned its moniker by being an early adapter of natural gas to light its public spaces, is currently hosting COP21 (the 21st Conference of the Parties)—often referred to as the UN Climate Change Conference—that aims to end the use of fossil fuels. There, more than 150 …

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Rep. Zinke scores “A”, Conservative Review “F”

by Dr. Ed Berry A few weeks ago, some conservatives sent me an email that claimed Montana Congressman Ryan Zinke failed to vote conservative on 5 of 9 issues. So I checked the source of these reviews. The truth is Ryan Zinke scored conservative on all 9 of 9 issues, while Conservative Review (CR) scored conservative on only 4 …

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Regier should support CSKT Water Compact for the ‘Greater Good’

by Dr. Ed Berry Montanans do not support Rep. Keith Regier’s values. Rep. Keith Regier’s reply to my letter of October 4 (see below) shows a good candidate can defeat him in his next election. By his own admission, Regier could not understand my October 4 letter. He may not understand this one either. Regier …

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Montana AG Tim Fox stops EPA “Clean Water Rule”

by Dr. Ed Berry Congress intended the federal government to have control over “navigable” waters. But Obama’s EPA wants to control water anywhere you can float your rubber duck. On June 29, 2015, Montana Attorney General Tim Fox joined with 12 other states to sue the EPA over its “Clean Water Rule.” Fox says this new EPA rule …

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Dan Happel joins radicals who help elect Democrats

by Dr. Ed Berry Privately, I learned Dan Happel and some of his friends don’t like the articles I wrote about him. One email sent to me could be deemed a threat. No one has contradicted the facts I presented. Were Dan Happel not a candidate for MT GOP chairman, I would not have written the articles. My articles have only …

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How Dan Happel would destroy Montana’s GOP

by Dr. Ed Berry On June 27, some 300 representatives of Montana’s Republican Party will elect their next chairman. They have three choices: Will Deschamps, Chairman since 2009; Jeff Essmann, Representative from Billings; and Dan Happel, former Madison County Commissioner. What’s at stake in this election of a Party chairman? The job of a Party chairman is to …

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Oath Keepers “Midnight Ride” is the dark side

Movie Review by Dr. Ed Berry Oath Keepers 2015 movie Midnight Ride features Ron Paul, Stewart Rhodes, G. Edward Griffin, Larry Pratt, Sheriff Mack, Chuck Baldwin, Dan Happel, and seven others. You can watch the trailer and download the draft script. What’s the movie about? The draft script tells it all. It’s an anti-government conspiracy-theory sales pitch to get you to join Oath Keepers so you can help Stewart Rhodes …

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