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    Take my love, take my land <br />Take me where I cannot stand <br />I don't care, I'm still free <br />You can't take the sky from me <br />Take me out to the black <br />Tell them I ain't comin' back <br />Burn the land and boil the sea <br />You can't take the sky from me <br />There's no place I can be <br />Since I found Serenity <br />But you can't take the sky from me...

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  1. Actually no Goldfinger, it had great support from the towns around here. Tubac, Amado, Tumacacori and others werre very happy about it. If you look at the Heritage link posted you will find that Heritage areas attract tourism.....more money. Also there is a large population of Mexican Americans living south of Tucson. What "Heritage" do you think will be most supported? You have the De Anza Trail that goes right through the Heritage area and from those I have spoken to, they are loving this. None of the part time prospectors where even aware of this happening and there are a lot more business owners than there are prospectors. It passed easily. This is also happening all over America. Obama passed into legislation many other "Heritage areas" lately. Bush did too!
  2. http://www2.nau.edu/~rcb7/tert_paleogeog_az.html Here is some info
  3. Well thats partly right. But I live right smack dab in the middle of it, in Amado. The border patrol will still be here and funds are now being passed for the new and improved check point. I have attended all the meetings in Tubac about it and unless there is some underlying theme, its going through. They also just sent an extra 432 border patrol agents to this area about a month ago. But in studying the the laws, I think Regmaglitch will be right about the prospecting and Metal detecting. They will want to protect the Heritage of the area.......thats mexican Heritage of course. Again thank Raul Grijalva for this one.
  4. Here is the link to the NHA: http://www.nps.gov/history/heritageareas/LEG/index.htm
  5. H.R.324 - To establish the Santa Cruz Valley National Heritage Area, and for other purposes. H.R.324 Also tagged in: Historic sites and heritage areas, Public lands and natural resources Latest Action: 02/04/2009 - Referred to the Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands. Bill Text To establish the Santa Cruz Valley National Heritage Area, and for other purposes. 1/8/2009--Introduced. Santa Cruz Valley National Heritage Area Act - Establishes the Santa Cruz Valley National Heritage Area in Arizona. Requires the Santa Cruz Valley Heritage Alliance, Inc. as the local coordinating entity for the Area, to prepare and submit a management plan for such Area. ********************************************* As this requires the Santa Cruz Valey Heritage Alliance, Inc to come up with the "management plan" for the area, it has yet to be determined about nugget shooting and Meteorhunting. Now the SCV Heritage Alliance has partnered up with the Desert Archaeology, Inc That doesnt sound too promising for us, as are they going to allow non Archaeologists to be digging up the ground? Well, we'll see! http://www.desert.com/ By the way....Raul Grijalva the congressman that introduced this bill, is the same Grijalva that voted "NO" to take away ACORNS Gov funding. After all that has been found to go on with that organization........owinell did he vote for ACORN to keep the funding? Geeeesh
  6. http://www.tucsoncitizen.com/ss/local/66845.php http://www.azstarnet.com/sn/hourlyupdate/207990.php This is another part of the Consolidated Natural Resources Act of 2008 passed by Bush. I am currently looking at laws for "Heritage" areas. But if it follows like the others, its yet another Federal and grab. I currently live right in the middle of this area. Also please let me add to this with H.R. 1925. It would Eliminate Motorized and Mechanized Access to Over 9 Million Acres of Public Land in UT.
  7. Not bad!,,,ugly but who cares? Looks like you could carry a lot with it too.
  8. Amen, people either refuse to or do not realize that Democrats held the majority for the last 2.5 years of Bushes term. While he dd his damage too, the groundwork was laid out by the Majority. Barney, Harry and Nancy......the 3 stooges.
  9. I bought a 92' Chevy Blazer 4x4 a couple of months ago. I havent taken it in any terrain that is too rough yet, as its got some street tires on it and I want to get some better ones. But I cant wait until I do.
  10. A very good article that talks about the issue of water in California. While it does not address the issue of the Karuks and dredging, it may in the end have some impact on the thinking in California. Emptying Reservoirs in the Middle of a Drought By Max Schulz from the September 2009 issue http://spectator.org/archives/2009/09/11/e...irs-in-the-mid/ I have included a small part of the article below. Missing in this sad affair has been any element of common sense. But that may be changing. In response this summer to an appeal of the last year's Fish and Wildlife Service ruling, Judge Wanger signaled a change of course. He hinted that the USFWS's decision supporting the shutting off of pumps to Central Valley farmers (not to mention his initial order to do so) may have erred by not taking into account the impact on the human populations. As the issue winds its way through the courts, it remains to be seen whether Judge Wanger's newfound logic holds up. If so, there may be protection for the endangered farmer after all.
  11. Well this would answer my own question also. The power to take private property for public use by a state, municipality, or private person or corporation authorized to exercise functions of public character, following the payment of just compensation to the owner of that property. Federal, state, and local governments may take private property through their power of eminent domain or may regulate it by exercising their Police Power. The Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution requires the government to provide just compensation to the owner of the private property to be taken. A variety of property rights are subject to eminent domain, such as air, water, and land rights. The government takes private property through condemnation proceedings. Throughout these proceedings, the property owner has the right of due process. Eminent domain is a challenging area for the courts, which have struggled with the question of whether the regulation of property, rather than its acquisition, is a taking requiring just compensation. In addition, private property owners have begun to initiate actions against the government in a kind of proceeding called inverse condemnation So it looks like water is included and therefore anyone using that water, would have rights to compensation.
  12. Ok I got it, so in 92 they paid 16.7 mil. But now 90% of the water is cut off to the Central valley farmers, I havent seen anyting about the Farmers being compensated, unless you have? But I am looking. I guess getting back to what Eldorado is claiming and I personally agree with, that this is all very political and my experience with California personally, they will attempt to circumvent the Law, based on more law. I also wonder about imminent domain and how that could apply to water? Water is property is it not? Sorry I am not trying to be difficult, just trying to look at all sides and I am nowhere near as educated on this issue as you and El and others are. I am though very experienced in how California works. It can be another plane of existence.
  13. I have a question on this Topic. If I have been reading correctly, some of your posts have stated that due to a loss of livelyhood, you (and others) should be able to sue the state for ta loss. Am I right? Sooooooo, if that is a feasable conclusion, why are the farmers that have been shutdown due to the diversion of water from the 11 pumps that have been shut down? Wouldnt you think that they would have the same premise for a lawsuit? Just asking.....thanks
  14. El is right though, although the reasons they give may be enviromental.......its politics pure and simple. Sieze and control. Its the California way.
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