Watchdog Group Files Interior IG Complaint Over Tracy Stone-Manning’s Apparent Lie To Congress

Watchdog Group Files Interior IG Complaint Over Tracy Stone-Manning’s Apparent Lie To Congress

A government watchdog group filed a complaint with the inspector general’s office at the U.S. Department of the Interior on Tuesday arguing that newly confirmed Bureau of Land Management Director Tracy Stone-Manning violated the False Statements Act.

The transparency nonprofit Protect the Public’s Trust took issue with Stone-Manning’s seemingly deliberate misrepresentation of her role in a 1989 tree spiking case, a form of ecoterrorism wherein far-left environmental activists jammed metal rods into trees targeted for harvest. Once processed for logging, the rods shred the saws and explode into deadly projectiles meant to instill fear among those in the timber industry. In 1987, a 23-year-old millworker lost teeth and part of his cheek and jaw when an 11-inch spike driven into a tree shattered a large bandsaw he operated.

When asked on a standard questionnaire by the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources whether she had “ever been investigated, arrested, or charged” in any law violation “other than a minor traffic offense,” Stone-Manning wrote no.

“I have never been arrested or charged and to my knowledge I have never been the target of such an investigation,” Stone-Manning said in written testimony.

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Prior interviews given to local press over her involvement with a case of spiked trees in northern Idaho, however, say otherwise.

In 1993, Stone-Manning accepted legal immunity from federal prosecutors in exchange for court testimony against her co-conspirators. Stone-Manning said her involvement extended to merely retyping a letter to the Forest Service warning that 500 pounds of 8 to 10-inch spikes were jammed into trees at the Clearwater National Forest.

“P.S., You bastards go in there anyway and a lot of people are going to get hurt,” the letter finished on behalf of her friend and former roommate, John T. Blount.

Throughout Stone-Manning’s confirmation process, retired special agent Michael Merkley, who was the lead prosecutor in the case, made clear that the nominee to now oversee 245 million acres of federal land was absolutely a target in the case. In fact, she was “the nastiest of the suspects,” Merkley wrote to Senate lawmakers, who was “vulgar, antagonistic, and extremely anti-government.”

“Contrary to many stories in the news, Ms. Stone-Manning was not an innocent bystander, nor was she a victim in this case,” Merkley added, pushing back against the Democrats’ narrative that Stone-Manning was a saint who helped secure the conviction of her friends. “She most certainly was not a hero.”

Contrary to her written claims, Stone-Manning even complained about being the target of a federal investigation.

“It was degrading. It changed my awareness of the power of the government,” she told a Spokane newspaper in 1990. “Yes, this is happening to me and not someone in Panama. And yes, the government does do bad things sometimes.”

Blount, who was ultimately sentenced to 17 months in prison, corroborated Merkley’s account of Stone-Manning’s knowledge of the case.

“She knew about it far in advance, a couple of months before we headed out,” Blount told Politico’s E&E News.

While it’s unclear whether the spikes remain in the trees today, their existence could still present a risk to firefighters in the area.

“The American public expects that high-ranking public servants will act with the highest levels of honesty and integrity,” said Michael Chamberlain, the director of Protect the Public’s Trust. “Certainly, someone in the position to lead an agency with 10,000 employees and a portfolio including a large portion of U.S. land, should exemplify these traits.”

Stone-Manning’s apparent false statements became a primary point of opposition from Republican senators who fought to reject her confirmation. In July, Senate Republicans on the Energy and Natural Resources Committee sent a letter to President Joe Biden to rescind the nomination.

“We believe that Ms. Stone-Manning’s false and misleading statements, as well as her extremist activities, disqualify her from serving as Director of this important agency,” the letter read. “Any individual who leads this important agency must have the faith and trust of the American people. Ms. Stone-Manning has violated that trust.”

Stone-Manning, however, was ultimately confirmed 50-45 along party lines last week.

Protect the Public’s Trust requested that the Interior Department inspector general investigate whether employees within the agency assisted Stone-Manning in her written testimony to the Senate.

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Tracy Stone-Manning’s Confirmation Signals Democrat Embrace Of Ecoterrorism

Tracy Stone-Manning’s Confirmation Signals Democrat Embrace Of Ecoterrorism

Over Republican objections that stemmed from her role in a 1989 tree spiking case, Senate Democrats confirmed renowned ecoterrorist Tracy Stone-Manning to lead the Bureau of Land Management Thursday. The vote not only signaled approval of Stone-Manning’s past, but also marked the escalation of calls emanating from the left to ramp up tactics of violent extremism in the name of environmental stewardship.

Tree spiking, wherein environmental activists jam 8-to-10 inch metal rods into trees, was a popular tactic among left-wing activists in the late 20th century. Meant to terrorize mill workers as a deterrent to the lumber industry, the spikes — which served as ISIS-style road bombs in Iraq — would then explode saws when processed sending deadly steel shrapnel flying upon impact. In 1987, two years before Stone-Manning’s group spiked trees in northern Idaho’s Clearwater National Forest, a 23-year-old millworker lost teeth and part of his cheek and jaw when an 11-inch spike driven into a tree shattered a large ban saw he operated.

Stone-Manning accepted legal immunity in 1993 after she agreed to testify as a co-conspirator in a 1989 tree spiking case which may have left deadly rods in trees that would present a risk to firefighters today.

“Tracy will bring good old-fashioned Montana common sense to the bureau,” Montana Democrat Sen. Jon Tester said on the Senate floor Thursday. “She will lead the agency with honor and with integrity and, as she has done her entire career, Tracy will bring folks together, from both sides of the aisle and all sides of issues, to get things done.”

Not a single Republican, however, supported Stone-Manning’s nomination in the upper chamber, while Democrats, including West Virginia’s Joe Manchin who chairs the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, unanimously approved her confirmation.

After the widespread encouragement of last year’s summer of rage, Thursday’s vote signified the Democrats’ further acceptance of violent means to meet political ends.

While the environmental leftist group Earth First formally renounced tree spiking as a tactic in 1990, efforts to revive ecoterrorism as a form of protest have begun to resurface as climate hysteria escalates on the heels of left-wing destruction cheered in the name of social justice.

In September, the New Yorker promoted the new book, “How To Blow Up A Pipeline” with the author as a guest on the magazine’s podcast.

Ezra Klein, the co-founder of Vox and a columnist for the New York Times, reviewed the book in a July column headlined “It Seems Odd That We Would Just Let The World Burn,” where Klein transcribed its direct call to action:

Announce and enforce the prohibition. Damage and destroy new CO2-emitting devices. Put them out of commission, pick them apart, demolish them, burn them, blow them up. Let the capitalists who keep on investing in the fire know that their properties will be trashed.

“In this lyrical manifesto, noted climate scholar (and saboteur of SUV tires and coal mines) Andreas Malm makes an impassioned call for the climate movement to escalate its tactics in the face of ecological collapse,” reads the book’s description on Amazon. “We need, he argues, to force fossil fuel extraction to stop–with our actions, with our bodies, and by defusing and destroying its tools. We need, in short, to start blowing up some oil pipelines.”

One can easily imagine the consequences after a brief five-day shutdown of the Colonial Pipeline in May which sparked a nationwide panic.

“How To Blow Up A Pipeline” remains available for sale free of censorship on Amazon. A search for conservative scholar Ryan Anderson’s book on the radical transgender agenda, however, will come up short.

When users type in “When Harry Became Sally: Responding To The Transgender Moment,” the title of Anderson’s book, the page will populate instead with rebuttal work from a rival author, “Let Harry Become Sally: Responding To The Anti-Transgender Moment.”

It seems ecoterrorism, however, may see new life on the left. As hysterical climate predictions continue to ramp up calls for action, the extremism of tactics to meet those calls will only intensify as violence goes excused when the ends are said to justify the means.

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Senate Democrats Confirm Domestic Terrorist Tracy Stone-Manning To Lead Bureau Of Land Management

Senate Democrats Confirm Domestic Terrorist Tracy Stone-Manning To Lead Bureau Of Land Management

Senate Democrats voted to confirm President Joe Biden’s ecoterrorist nominee, Tracy Stone-Manning, to lead the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) on Thursday.

The 50-45 vote along party lines came buried at the end of a turbulent day on Capitol Hill in which Democrats failed to advance their colossal $3.5 trillion spending package littered with items for special interests.

“Our public lands are one of America’s finest ideas, and I am ready to get to work alongside a remarkable team to ensure future generations benefit from them like we have,” Stone-Manning said in a statement following her confirmation.

Only several decades ago, her admiration for public lands meant sealing them off by way of ecoterrorism while she vilified children as “environmental hazards.” Now she’ll have the full leverage of the federal government to do so, while Amazon promotes books on “How to Blow Up a Pipeline.”

Stone-Manning’s nomination to lead the nation’s pre-eminent land agency became the most controversial of Biden’s appointments when details emerged of the ideologue’s past participation in a 1989 tree spiking case.

A popular form of domestic terrorism among far-left environmental activists in the late 20th century, “tree spiking” features metal rods jammed into trees that turn into deadly projectiles that can kill people when processed for logging. In 1987, two years before Stone-Manning’s group spiked trees in northern Idaho, a 23-year-old millworker lost teeth and part of his cheek and jaw when an 11-inch spike driven into a tree shattered a large ban saw he operated. While targeting workers in the lumber industry, the spikes can also injure or kill firefighters, and have in the past.

In 1993, Stone-Manning accepted legal immunity in exchange for testimony that she aided in a 1989 tree-spiking incident in northeast Idaho’s Clearwater National Forest. At the time, the new head of the agency that oversees 12 percent of the nation’s land testified she retyped and sent an anonymous letter to the U.S. Forest Service for her former roommate John T. Blount, warning 500 pounds of “spikes measuring 8 to 10 inches in length” were driven into part of the Clearwater Forest targeted for harvest.

“P.S.,” finished the letter, which was obtained by The Federalist, “You bastards go in there anyway and a lot of people could get hurt.”

While Democrats framed Stone-Manning’s immunity deal and subsequent cooperation in the case as heroic to shepherd along her nomination, new details emerged from the primary investigator on the case to reveal Stone-Manning as anything but cooperative.

“Contrary to many stories in the news, Ms. Stone-Manning was not an innocent bystander, nor was she a victim in this case. And she most certainly was not a hero,” wrote Special Agent Michael Merkley in a July letter to the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee.

“She was vulgar, antagonistic and extremely anti-government,” Merkley added, calling her “extremely difficult to work with” and “the nastiest of suspects.”

The nominee’s trial in committee was made all the more complicated by her claim to have never been the subject of a government investigation. When asked in a standard questionnaire whether she had “ever been investigated, arrested, charged by any federal, state, or local law enforcement authority for the violation of any federal, state, or local law, regulation, or ordinance, other than a minor traffic offense,” Stone-Manning wrote no.

Yet she had even complained about the tree spiking investigation to the local press in 1990.

“It was degrading. It changed my awareness of the power of the government,” she told the Spokesman-Review. “Yes, this is happening to me and not someone in Panama. And yes, the government does do bad things sometimes.”

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Stone-Manning also caught controversy after her 1992 graduate thesis surfaced. In it, she declares children are environmental hazards and advocated for a Chinese-style child cap.

“Can you spot the environmental hazard in this photo?” read an ad headline in the paper. “That’s right, it’s the cute baby. Americans believe that overpopulation is only a problem somewhere else in the world. But it’s a problem here too.”

The ad by Stone-Manning continued: “The earth is only so big, and we can tap into it only so often. In America, we tap in often and hard. When we overpopulate, the earth notices it more. Stop at two. It could be the best thing you do for the planet”

Another ad she created raised issue with grazing on public lands.

“It is overgrazed. Most likely, the grasses won’t grow back, because the topsoil took flight,” Stone-Manning wrote. “Worse still, the government encourages this destruction. It charges ranchers under $2 a month to graze each cow and its calf on public land — your land.”

Stone-Manning will now oversee 155 million acres of grazing land for livestock nationwide, about the size of Arizona and New Mexico.

The Senate committee deliberating on her nomination approved her nomination in the evenly divided chamber after Democrat Chairman Joe Manchin of West Virginia gave the nominee his blessing.

In a speech on the Senate floor Thursday, Wyoming Republican Sen. Cynthia Lummis railed against Stone-Manning as “one of the most egregious nominations to ever receive a vote on the floor of the United States Senate.”

Even former President Barack Obama’s BLM Director Bob Abbey, who ran the agency from 2009 to 2012, called for Stone-Manning’s nomination to be withdrawn.

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Exclusive—Co-Worker of Unabomber Victim: Biden Nominee Must Answer for Ecoterrorism That Inspired Ted Kaczynski

Exclusive—Co-Worker of Unabomber Victim: Biden Nominee Must Answer for Ecoterrorism That Inspired Ted Kaczynski

In 1995, I was an employee of the California Forestry Association in Sacramento, California. On April 25, 1995, my co-worker Gilbert Murray opened a package addressed to William Dennison, the previous executive of the organization. The package contained a bomb sent by Ted Kaczynski, better known as the Unabomber.

Kaczynski’s bomb was designed to inflict maximum pain and suffering on anyone who might be near the package when it exploded, and that’s what happened to my co-worker that day when a domestic terrorist warped by an ecoterrorist ideology took his life.

Gilbert Murray is described in news articles as a timber executive, but Gil was so much more.  A month before he was killed, Gil had used one of his vacation weeks to remove the texture on his kitchen walls so that his wife could have the wallpaper she wanted. He coached Little League; and when my children came to work with me, he would take them to lunch and talk about what their future plans were. I tell you these things because I want you to know that Gil was not just a “forester.” He was a man who loved his family, his community, his profession, and the forests.

In choosing his terror targets, Kaczynski reportedly worked off of a list that he found in a radical environmental newsletter called “Live Wild or Die,” which advertised in the Earth First! newsletter that Tracy Stone-Manning, President Biden’s nominee to lead the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), edited when she was a graduate student at the University of Montana and one of the leaders of the radical Earth First! group in Missoula.

Kaczynski is also on the record stating that Earth First! influenced him. He even described himself as an Earth First! “satellite.” He is wholly responsible for the terror he created, but he certainly found like-minded individual’s among the group that published a list of people to kill to save the environment, the newsletter that ran advertisements for that group, and the radical Earth First!ers who also advocated violence.

Having read the testimony and news articles about Tracy Stone-Manning, I was compelled to write this because I think there are questions she has not been asked during her Senate confirmation hearing.

In her master’s thesis, Stone-Manning argued in favor of population control, claiming that human beings – particularly children – are an “environmental hazard” that should be sacrificed for the betterment of the environment. Does she still believe this?

If confirmed by the Senate, Stone-Manning will be in charge of vast swaths of forest land – a great deal of which has been burnt by fires and now needs to have that material removed so it is not a danger to the community she serves. Does she still hold the belief that people must be sacrificed for the environment? Will she take those deep-rooted beliefs and hire people that feel the same way?

This year the west is suffering one of the worst fire years in history, in addition to a decade of drought. The people displaced by these fires need to know that the person leading the organization tasked with controlling fire and land management understands that people are a part of the environment. We deserve to have someone who can be trusted with that monumental task. Does Stone-Manning still agree with the article that her husband wrote–which she shared on social media–arguing that firefighters should let some homes threatened by wildfires burn because they were “irresponsibly” built?

After years of suffering from PTSD and trying to understand how someone could be so evil, I have forgiven Ted Kaczynski. I would like to do the same for Tracy Stone-Manning, but she has yet to admit that her anger and hatred in the past have any bearing on the job she is seeking.

I edit a small newsletter. I am careful that my words inform and educate because I understand the power of words and their ability to move people. Does Tracy Stone-Manning now understand that what she published might have had a role in the death of a human being? Is she sorry for being involved with an organization and newsletter that advocated violence to save the environment?

The lives of Gil Murray’s family were changed forever, as were the people who worked with Gil. The impacts of the explosion that killed Gil still ripple through the lives of those who knew him. We all deserve answers to these questions.

Nadine Bailey has spent the last three decades advocating for rural communities. She is currently the COO of Family Water Alliance, Inc. in Colusa, California. 

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Interior Secretary Deb Haaland Pawns Off Ecoterrorist Nominee on Biden: ‘I Didn’t Nominate Her’

Interior Secretary Deb Haaland Pawns Off Ecoterrorist Nominee on Biden: ‘I Didn’t Nominate Her’

Interior Secretary Deb Haaland could not answer for the controversies surrounding Tracy Stone-Manning, President Joe Biden’s nominee to lead the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), when Republicans on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee confronted Haaland about Stone-Manning during a hearing Tuesday.

Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) pressed the secretary, whose department houses the BLM, on several of Stone-Manning’s controversial stances, at one point asking specifically about Stone-Manning’s recent support for her husband’s article suggesting some homes built in wildfire-prone areas ought to burn.

Lee asked, “Were you aware of public statements that Ms. Stone-Manning had made only months before her nomination calling for homes built in forests to burn in forest fires?”

Haaland replied, “I had not read any of that, senator, and I mean, yes, I am the secretary of the Interior, but she is the president’s nominee, and I am in a — I mean, I didn’t nominate her. I am here to move the department forward on the president’s priorities, and that is what I am focused on at the moment.”

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Earlier in the hearing, committee ranking member Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY) grilled Haaland on an issue Republicans have universally condemned Stone-Manning for: her involvement in a 1989 tree spiking crime while she was a member of Earth First!, an ecoterrorist organization.

Haaland, during her exchange with Barrasso, again eventually deferred to Biden instead of responding to Barrasso’s question about Stone-Manning’s qualifications.

A partial transcript is below:

BARRASSO: “I have some short questions for you. If you could please respond briefly. The first has to do with tree spiking, where people drive metal spikes into trees. Can tree spiking kill or maim loggers and mill workers?”

HAALAND: “Senator, I imagine so. I was not really familiar with any of that practice until recently.”

BARRASSO: “Is tree spiking in national forests a federal crime?”

HAALAND: “Senator, I couldn’t tell you for sure, but I imagine it’s very dangerous.”

BARRASSO: “Should individuals who are aware of spiked trees, in terms of national forests, should they immediately inform law enforcement?”

HAALAND: “I imagine that anyone should inform law enforcement if it’s a danger, sure.”

BARRASSO: “So I guess the question is, should individuals who plan or otherwise are involved in tree spiking incidents and threaten physical safety of federal officials, should they expect to be hired by the Department of the Interior?

HAALAND: “Senator, I believe you’re referring to the nominee, Tracy Stone-Manning, and I also recognize that she was nominated by President Biden because he felt she could do the job and that she was qualified otherwise.”

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The Energy and Natural Resources Committee voted 10–10 along party lines on Stone-Manning last week, but Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) on Tuesday afternoon filed a motion to discharge her nomination out of the committee so that the full Senate could vote to consider her nomination.

The vote to discharge her nomination to the full Senate will take place later in the day Tuesday.

Barrasso has said all 49 of his Republican colleagues are united in opposing Stone-Manning’s nomination. Because the upper chamber is split 50–50, all 50 Democrats would therefore need to vote to confirm Stone-Manning — assuming her nomination is discharged from the committee — and then Vice President Kamala Harris would need to cast a tiebreaking vote.

Write to Ashley Oliver at aoliver@breitbart.com.

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A Seven-Day Journey Through The Revolt Against The American People

A Seven-Day Journey Through The Revolt Against The American People

(Watch the video for a monologue on this article and a powerful interview with Power The Future’s Daniel Turner on the elites’ war on America.)

Last Friday, a six-year-old girl was shot down in a drive-by in Washington, D.C. while she walked with her parents and her younger sister by a park that hadn’t been taken care of — hadn’t been trimmed, hadn’t even been cleaned up or properly patrolled — by the city in a very long time. Authorities had surrendered the park to addicts and criminals, but the morning after the shooting you can bet the cleaning crews were there. It wasn’t worth salvaging the park for normal citizens who lived there, but it was for the news cameras.

This past Thursday was the six-month anniversary of the Biden administration, and by extension, the six-month anniversary of the demise of the Keystone Pipeline. The Austin Statesman fact-checked complaints from now-unemployed workers, claiming the jobs weren’t actually lost — they were just temporarily lost. Forever.

On Wednesday, a Politico story broke down continuing lockdowns by county, party, and then income. It was supposed to show Democrats and Republicans have similar COVID strategies, which is laughable, but it showed something different instead: working-class people are back at work. Many have always been working. And the rich folks? Not so much; but guess who’s calling for more lockdowns? (It’s not the hourly workers.)

On Tuesday, Sen. Joe Manchin said he was comfortable voting for Tracy Stone-Manning to head the Bureau of Land Management. Stone-Manning is a retired eco-terrorist who assisted men who put steel spikes in trees. The kind of steel spikes that nearly killed 23-year-old George Alexander, a mill worker whose jaw was split in half, teeth broken, and face scarred by a spike driven in by a different eco-terrorist.

Last Monday, a federal judge ruled that Indiana University could force its students to either be vaccinated or else to wear a mask at all times — while walking around, while in class, while working out in the gym. A sort of second-class citizen kind of thing.

And over the weekend, corporate media outlets mocked a 34-year-old man who had died of COVID-19. Why? He wasn’t famous, influential, or known beyond his friends, family, colleagues, and community. The reason for stories in the BBC, NBC, The Independent, New York Post, The Daily Beast and many others is he was a conservative Christian who had mocked the vaccine.

So what do these things have in common? Every single one of them are examples of wealthy, powerful elites making decisions that affect the rest of the country a lot more than they affect their friends. Every single one of them hurts the rest of us; hurts the American people badly. And if it seems like it’s something every day, it’s because it is.

Filth for You, Comfort for Me

Sure, this past week has been embarrassing for D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser: It’s getting increasingly untenable for her to embrace and endorse anti-law-and-order radicals like Black Lives Matter and tolerate crime while governing a city that is awash in blood. But at least she doesn’t have to live in the filth.

Far from it, she literally lives in the furthest corner possible from where the shooting took place, in a nice single-family home in Colonial Village on Rock Creek Park, bordering Silver Spring. It’s so far out of reach of the criminals she’s unleashed on the rest of us that she and her neighbors will never have to see them except from inside the back of their black cars (windows up, of course, to deter panhandlers).

Yes, the Keystone decision hits energy executives in their pockets, but who does it most deeply affect? If it had been built, it would have employed 11,000 people. Instead, it will employ zero. So if you guessed those 11,000 people, you’d have guessed right.

But surely there are other, better jobs, right? Maybe not so much, because for good measure, President Joe Biden blocked all new drilling permits on federal lands.

So how about those awesome green jobs he promised everyone they would get instead? Those have been on their way for more than a decade now, yet somehow they’re always just around the bend — and somehow middle America just keeps hollowing out instead. (It’s all a little less surprising when you realize then-Vice President Joe Biden was the guy in charge of teaching the coal miners how to code after his old boss took the lucrative jobs they’d just held and destroyed them for his friends in Manhattan and L.A.)

And then there are the lockdowns. In those everyone is equal, though some are more equal than others. In a lot of the country, including D.C., teachers still don’t want to go back to work; they say it’s too risky — they might get sick. Best to force your children to rot in front of Chinese Zoom instead.

Of course, if they actually wanted any tips on how to go to work safely, they might ask the nurses or grocery clerks or flight attendants or bartenders or police officers or construction workers or cab drivers or soldiers or cooks or trash collectors or cameramen or janitors or plumbers or warehouse employees or firemen who’ve long been back at work, or never took time off at all. They work to keep this country going, while the elite classes who feed on it like ticks do everything they can to shut it down again.

The top echelons of society don’t know, or they don’t remember, what it’s like to work by the hour — and they don’t care about the people who do.

Lefty Terrorists Get Promoted

And who is Tracy Stone-Manning, anyway? After her friends sneaked into the Idaho woods to nail those spikes into trees, she sent a letter to the U.S. Forest Service telling them that 500 pounds of steel had been jammed into trees.

Was this warning to save lives? Was it because she felt guilty about booby traps that could kill or maim working-class men? Of course not. It was all in a bid to intimidate them and stop any more logging there; it’s because while she was OK with wounding or killing them, her lust for destruction was satisfied with simply destroying their jobs.

When she was arrested for her terrorism, Stone-Manning avoided prosecution by rolling over on her terrorist friends and testifying against them. Lucky her; turns out the caged bird does sing.

And now Sen. Joe Manchin — that’s Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia, where all those coal jobs used to be before his last president destroyed them — said he’s happy to confirm this confirmed eco-terrorist to literally be in charge of our country’s forests and land management. Seriously. It’s funny how life works out for a lot of retired left-wing terrorists, from Bill Ayers to Angela Davis.

Take the Jab Or You’re a Second-Class Citizen

And then there’s the college and university systems. They’re literally battling in court right now (and currently winning) to force you or your children or grandchildren to take an experimental injection in order to protect them from a disease that isn’t a threat to teenagers.

What are the effects this might have long-term? Might it impact young people’s fertility? Hopefully not, but we have no idea because it’s brand new. These are the first MRNA vaccines ever created — just 18 months ago they were entirely theoretical. Even now, while experiments are ongoing these haven’t been approved by the FDA.

Oh, and no one is allowed to ask any questions or raise any concerns about it or they will be silenced by Big Tech and corporate media with the White House loudly cheering them on. Doesn’t matter if you’re a frontline worker or even another scientist — just shut your mouth and take the shot or else. No opinions matter except for the right opinions, according to the right people.

And if you have the wrong opinion, well then you just might deserve to die, like Stephen Harmon, a young Christian man in Los Angeles who publicly professed faith in God until the very end, and who was openly rejected the experimental vaccine. He ended up dying of COVID, a sad end to a young life and one that vaccine advocates certainly could have carefully and sensitively highlighted to argue he might not have died had he been vaccinated.

That, of course, isn’t what happened. Instead, he was dragged and mocked, just as anyone who resists Tony Fauci is dragged and mocked in death. While doctors, nurses, grocery store employees, and a host of others tending to our health were lauded as “front-line workers” during the pandemic, priests and pastors who tended to our spiritual health were mocked for their faith and dragged publicly in their suffering.

A Revolution Against The People

Every single one of these positions comes from wealthy, privileged elites.

Every single one of them affects working people hardest by far.

Every single day, more and more Americans are finding their lives held hostage by the ideology of an elite that has the privilege of avoiding nearly all consequences for its own actions.

And it’s everywhere you look. Did you know that in Seattle there have been close to 200 cases of people throwing bricks, rocks, and other debris at motorists from overpasses? That’s just so far this year. Eventually, the attackers will kill somebody, but Seattle isn’t inclined to stop it.

It’s not a mystery what’s happening: No rock-forming hipster clubs have been discovered on Facebook; no highway Lego sets seized by federal agents. No, the people who are responsible are crazed and drug-addicted street people living in encampments that are clustering beneath the overpasses and in other nearby public parks.

Residents have complained about the camps for months; tolerating them does nothing but make life more dangerous and less healthy. It makes the city uglier. It makes life a little worse for everyone, and a lot worse for people whose only offense is living in a city and state whose leaders don’t care about them.

But the homeless encampments remain untouched because an insane, anti-human ideology is winning out over common decency and good government. It’s winning out because once again, for the people in charge there are no serious consequences: Their home values aren’t the ones at risk, they aren’t the people who have to worry about drugs and crime, their children aren’t being harassed in the streets by perverted sex pests.

It’s the same reason we saw leaders indulge the push last year to defund police departments. The same Minneapolis city council members who voted to abolish their city’s police were getting tens of thousands of dollars for special security around their own homes.

A Revolt Against the Poor

It’s a strange thing, what’s going on in this country. What we are experiencing is a revolution by the ruling class against the poor. The strongest and most able against the weakest and least able to defend themselves. It’s not the kind of thing we’re used to seeing in modern America, but in all humanity — from royal France to Soviet Russia to communist China to the warlords of Africa to the drug lords of Latin America — in all humanity it exists just beneath the surface, when oligarchies rise up and elites control nearly every aspect of our lives.

There’s another strange thing going on here, though, that makes it very different from what we’ve ever seen elsewhere. Our elites don’t just hate us, they hate our country. There’s no patriotism in this strange faux aristocracy. Even the Soviets loved Russia; the Bourbons loved France; the chairmen loved China. Why don’t our leaders love America?

It’s because America — her founding, her peoples, her prosperity, her freedom — does not fit into their new morality. She doesn’t match the code that pushes them further and further, despite outcries from down below.

These experiments: this unbelievable tolerance of crime and drug abuse and public perversion and squalor? They make the powerful feel good about themselves; they demonstrate benevolence; they signal virtue. And in a culture that has banished God, they temporarily ease the pain of separation and make the separated feel like they still serve a higher purpose.

It’s artificial, of course. Just as with the highs of the street addicts and the thrills of youthful violence, it’s a poor substitute. This is why they have to keep pushing and further and will continue to do so — until we the voters stop them.

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Sen. Jim Risch on Biden’s Ecoterrorist Nominee: ‘This Attempted Murderer’ Should Be ‘Before a Jury’

Sen. Jim Risch on Biden’s Ecoterrorist Nominee: ‘This Attempted Murderer’ Should Be ‘Before a Jury’

Sen. Jim Risch (R-ID) issued a scathing argument against President Joe Biden’s controversial Bureau of Land Management (BLM) nominee, Tracy Stone-Manning, during a committee meeting Thursday, illustrating the dangers of tree spiking amid revelations of Stone-Manning’s involvement in a past tree spiking crime.

Risch spoke ahead of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee voting along party lines, 10–10, for Stone-Manning after heated debate about the nominee’s role in delivering a letter in 1989 on behalf of a since-convicted ecoterrorist.

The Idaho senator, who earned a forestry degree before becoming a successful trial lawyer and later governor of Idaho, explained during the meeting that tree spiking can be deadly because saws explode the way “a hand grenade goes off.”

“Shrapnel goes every direction. It destroys the saw, be it a band saw or a circular saw. … It will either kill or injure anyone that is within range of the shrapnel,” Risch said.

While she was a graduate student at the University of Montana in Missoula in 1989, Stone-Manning mailed a profane letter to the U.S. Forest Service on behalf of John P. Blount, an individual in her “circle of friends,” alerting federal authorities that trees in Idaho’s Clearwater National Forest that were scheduled to be cut down had been sabotaged with metal spikes.

After the Forest Service received the letter, Stone-Manning and six other individuals in Missoula were the target of a 1989 grand jury investigation for which they were subpoenaed and required to submit fingerprints, as well as handwriting and hair samples. However, the 1989 grand jury did not uncover enough evidence to charge Blount or anyone else with the crime. The case was not solved until Blount’s ex-wife reported him to authorities two years later, and in doing so, also named Stone-Manning as the person who mailed the letter for him. In exchange for immunity, Stone-Manning testified in a 1993 trial against Blount, who was later convicted for the tree spiking crime and sentenced to 17 months in prison.

In a questionnaire ahead of Stone-Manning’s June committee hearing, she reported inaccuracies about the tree spiking case, including falsely claiming she was never the target of a federal investigation.

Risch during his remarks also warned spikes in his state’s forest are “still there,” saying he spoke to the Forest Service and was told authorities were unable to remove any leftover spikes because they had no way of knowing which trees they were in.

A partial transcript of Risch’s remarks is below (emphasis added):

I’ve only been on this committee 13 years, but I’ve got to tell you, this is probably the most significant act of an insult to a really good agency and the people in that agency that I’ve ever seen perpetrated by this committee.

I don’t know how this nomination has gotten this far, but I think that we ought to spend some time looking at that.

Let’s first of all talk about what tree spiking is for a minute. This is a tree spike. Looks pretty harmless. You put that into a tree, and it sits in a tree until the tree is cut, and cut up, and taken to the mill.

I’m probably the only one in this room that’s ever ridden a carriage. I don’t know if you know what a carriage is, but a carriage is a piece of equipment in a mill on which the log is set. A person drives that carriage back and forth and saws it into logs.

Now that’s all well and good. The saw can be one of two types, either a circular saw in a small mill or, more likely, a large band saw that goes probably to the roof here and down again. It’s probably an inch and a half wide and double.

What happens when the saw hits this spike is what happens in a war when a hand grenade goes off. Shrapnel goes every direction. It destroys the saw, be it a band saw or a circular saw, and it will break this [spike] also into shrapnel. It will either kill or injure anyone that is within range of the shrapnel. That’s what tree spiking is.

So, why do you put this in a tree? You put this in a tree to kill somebody. It’s not put in there for fun. It’s not a Sunday school prank. You put this in a tree to kill somebody.

I studied forestry as most of you know. We didn’t even study [tree spiking] because it didn’t exist back when I was in forestry school. It was only when ecoterrorism, and particularly that involved with the national forests, hit its peak that some genius came up with this idea of how to kill people that are working in the forest industry. That’s what tree spiking is.

Some of my friends that I’ve talked with in Congress here have said, “Well, she made a mistake 30 years ago.” This was not a mistake. This was a knowing, willful, intentional act done with a black, abandoned, and malignant heart, intended to kill a fellow human being. This is not a mistake. A mistake is when you reach in your sock drawer and you take out two socks that don’t match.

This is an intentional act for which people are sent to prison, and should be.

You know, I’ve prosecuted I don’t know how many cases. This, for a prosecutor, is shooting fish in a barrel.

She shouldn’t be in front of this committee for confirmation to a major, major point in this administration; she should be in front of a jury, explaining to them why she committed perjury and why she lied to Congress.

My friends, look, if you want to confirm her, you absolutely can. But believe me, this stain on this administration will last for the next three and a half years.

If the Biden administration wants to have the face and the character of their administration represented by this individual, this attempted murderer, this perjurer, this liar, this conspirator, if that’s what you want in the administration, and that’s what you want for the face of the administration, here’s your person. Confirm her.

Write to Ashley Oliver at aoliver@breitbart.com.

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Senate Committee Advances Ecoterrorist Nominee Tracy Stone-Manning To Lead Bureau Of Land Management

Senate Committee Advances Ecoterrorist Nominee Tracy Stone-Manning To Lead Bureau Of Land Management

Lawmakers on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee voted Thursday to move forward President Joe Biden’s ecoterrorist nominee to lead the Bureau of Land Management, Tracy Stone-Manning.

Republicans opposed her nomination after she lied to the committee about her role in a 1989 tree-spiking case, wherein leftist environmental activists illegally jammed 8-to-10-inch metal rods into trees that can pose threats to loggers and explode when processed in a sawmill, sending deadly shrapnel through the air. While targeting workers in the lumber industry, the spikes can also injure or kill firefighters.

“She has not taken any responsibility nor expressed any kind of remorse,” Montana Republican Sen. Steve Daines said, opposing the confirmation of another Montana native.

Stone-Manning told the committee at the onset of her nomination in a standard questionnaire that she had never been the target of a federal investigation. Subsequent reporting by The Federalist and others, however, revealed Stone-Manning was a primary suspect in the 1989 case in which she conspired to spike trees in Idaho’s Clearwater National Forest. Stone-Manning had even complained about the investigation at the time in the local press.

“It was degrading,” she told the Spokesman-Review in 1990. “Yes, this is happening to me and not someone in Panama. And yes, the government does do bad things sometimes.”

She later took a deal with prosecutors for immunity in exchange for testimony against her co-conspirators. She told the court she merely retyped a letter for her friend and former roommate. The letter, a copy of which was obtained by The Federalist, anonymously warned the Forest Service that 500 pounds of deadly spikes were jammed into trees targeted for timber harvest.

The lead investigator on the case, retired Special Agent Michael Merkley, sent a letter to the committee last week that expanded the scope of Stone-Manning’s involvement, including an active role in the terrorist planning.

“Contrary to many stories in the news, Ms. Stone-Manning was not an innocent bystander, nor was she a victim in this case. And she most certainly was not a hero,” Merkley wrote, pushing back on how Democrats depicted Stone-Manning, who is the current senior adviser at the National Wildlife Federation, for her testimony against her co-conspirators.

“She was vulgar, antagonistic and extremely anti-government,” Merkley wrote, calling her “extremely difficult to work with” and “the nastiest of suspects.”

Stone-Manning’s nomination, however, will now move on for a full chamber vote after she passed committee by a partisan vote.

“She straight-up lied to this committee,” Wyoming Republican Sen. John Barrasso, who is a ranking member of the committee where at one point he held up a gray metal spike, said on Thursday. “It is hard to imagine a nominee more disqualified than Tracy Stone-Manning.”

The radical nominee also came under scrutiny for her 1992 graduate thesis in which she declared children an “environmental hazard” and demanded a communist China-style child cap.

“The earth is only so big, and we can tap into it only so often. In America, we tap in often and hard,” Stone-Manning wrote. “When we overpopulate, the earth notices it more. Stop at two. It could be the best thing you do for the planet.”

If confirmed, the ecoterrorist tree-spiker will oversee 12 percent of the nation’s land.

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