Pisses me off how the “we’re full up” line is considered gospel. It’s what racists have been telling us for years, and it’s bollocks. Britain is still 70 odd percent green, it’s not wall to wall with sprawling metropolis cities. The reason we’re crammed in to cities is that British landowners rarely sell land, and when they do it’s not necessarily used for housing. We fight over the scraps of what’s available. A study published in the NS shows that if you built on just the undeveloped land these rich cunts own, the land that is not suitable for growing, animals or woodland, that landowners refuse to sell in order to keep the land subsidies coming in, you could house the homeless and everybody on the council house waiting list.
After 800 years, the barons are back in control of Britain

The Diggers are a community trying to escape consumerism and subvert the power held by Britain’s small proportion of landowners, by building homes on vast plots of private land. Kinda like occupy - but with a much clearer focus.

I’ve just started contributing to a community radio program (Neighbourhood Watch on 2ser) and a few minutes ago I interviewed Simon Moore, who became so disillusioned in his career in sales that he helped start the group. One of their biggest inspirations, he says, was the original group of Diggers who did the same thing back in the 16th century.

Finding Jesus in Ruth

In the book of Ruth, Jesus is most clearly seen in the person of Boaz. In fact, Boaz was an ancestor of Jesus. Boaz didn’t simply fulfill the letter of the law that required landowners to leave the corners of their field uncut; he fulfilled the purpose of the law by generously leaving extra food behind for the poor, including Ruth. He stepped in as the family redeemer, allowing Naomi’s family line to be extended and protecting her from ruin–just as Jesus greats us into God’s family and saves us from our sin.

Boaz provided for Ruth by marrying her even though she was not an Israelite. In the same way, Jesus invites everyone, even outsiders, to enter into life with God.


The Antonio Vilas Boas abduction:

You may need to get out your tin foil hats for this one.
It was October the 16th, 1957.

23 year old successful landowner and farmer Antonio Vilas Boas was working his fields, as he usually did at night to avoid the heat that came with the Brazilian daylight hours.He looked up to the sky and noticed what he’d later describe as a “red star” with rays of light exploding from it. According to Vilas Boas the star grew in size as it quickly approached him and he began to make out the details of the elongated oval shaped craft, which he later claimed to have red lights and some kind of cupola rotating on top of it.It landed in the field on three legs that extended from it as it neared landing.

Boas ran to his tractor and attempted to flee the scene, but to his despair the vehicles engine had shut down and he was forced to continue his escape on foot. He was apprehended by a being that stood around 5 foot, had small blue eyes and was dressed in grey unevenly striped overalls and a helmet. It communicated in barks and yelps of various canine like pitches and was joined by others. Together the group managed to drag Antonio to their craft, where he was stripped naked and smothered with a gel that he couldn’t identify.There were red symbols marking the interior of the craft, which he would be able to remember and reproduce later during the investigation of his case.

The beings took blood samples before leaving him alone for around what felt like, to him, 30 minutes. Suddenly a nausea inducing gas was released into the room, followed by the entrance of a naked female being with long white hair and large blue slanted eyes. She also made the same dog like noises as the others.The two had intercourse, and after the encounter the female rubbed her stomach, smiled, and pointed to the sky.

He was given his clothes and lead on a tour of the craft. Antonio felt he needed proof of his encounter, but unfortunately his attempts to take a souvenir were infiltrated by the beings.Eventually he was released and watched as the illuminated craft took off.

When he finally made it back home, he realized that hours had passed.
Later Boas would complain of several symptoms, including irritations, lesions, bruises, sleeplessness, lack of appetite, nervousness, anxiety, burning eyes and aches.After a medical examination of his body, high levels of radiation were found.The skin around the area that the aliens had taken his blood sample was thinner and pigment less. He also had hardened pores that secreted yellow pus like discharge.

Unlike the famous Betty and Barney Hill case that was to follow, Boas remembered his experience with complete clarity, and did not need hypnosis to recall the happenings.

If Elected, Rand Paul Wants to Take Federal Lands Away from “Big Huge Government Bully”

“I think the more private ownership the better… It’s a balance. You want to have parks but you don’t want to have the government controlling all the land, either.”

Written by Katie Lapotin for the Independent Journal:

During a campaign stop in Mesquite, Nevada, on Monday, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul told reporters and land rights supporters that he would work to eliminate all federal lands if he became President of the United States in 2017.

According to Bloomberg News, Paul made the statement during a question-and-answer session with Nevada renegade landowner Cliven Bundy:

“I’d either sell or turn over all the land management to the states. You run into problems now with the federal government being this bully, this big, huge government bully. You would have less of that if you had more local control of the land. State ownership would be better, but even better would be private ownership.”

This wasn’t the first time that Paul has publicly contemplated the issue. In April, he told Bloomberg News that he would consider selling some – but not all – public lands.

He said at the time:

“I think the more private ownership the better. Initially, when the west was being settled, it was a big revenue raiser. The last time we had no national debt was like 1835, and a big reason was the sale of land in the west. I think there’s also room for the government to be involved with protection of land in national parks. It’s a balance. You want to have parks, but you don’t want to have the government controlling all the land, either.”

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They’re making a new rail line near where I live and the Govt. decided to name all the fucking drills that bore the tunnels after “women who have made a a positive contribution to the life of Sydney” and I’m fucking shitting myself over this lmfao

Thank you nsw govt for naming a tunnel boring machine after a wealthy female landowner in the 1800s, this is true equality

During the troubled reign of king Stephen of England (1135-1154), there was a strange occurrence in the village of Woolpit, near Bury St. Edmunds in Suffolk. At harvest time, while the reapers were working in the fields, two young children emerged from deep ditches excavated to trap wolves, known as wolf pits (hence the name of the village). The children, a boy and a girl, had skin tinged with a green hue, and wore clothes of a strange colour, made from unfamiliar materials. They wandered around bewildered for a few minutes, before the reapers took them to the village.

Because no-one could understand the language the children spoke they were taken to the house of local landowner Sir Richard de Calne, at Wikes. Here they broke into tears and refused to eat the bread and other food that was brought to them.

For days the children ate nothing until the villagers brought them recently harvested beans, with their stalks still attached. It was said that the children survived on this food for many months until they acquired a taste for bread.

As time passed the boy, who appeared to be the younger of the two, became depressed, sickened and died, but the girl adjusted to her new life, and was baptized. Her skin gradually lost its original green colour and she became a healthy young woman. She learned the English language and afterwards married a man at King’s Lynn, in the neighbouring county of Norfolk, apparently becoming ‘rather loose and wanton in her conduct’. Some sources claim that she took the name ‘Agnes Barre’ and the man she married was a senior ambassador of Henry II.

It is also said that the current Earl Ferrers is descended from the strange girl through intermarriage. What evidence this is based on is unclear, as the only traceable senior ambassador with this name at the time is Richard Barre, chancellor to Henry II, archdeacon of Ely and a royal justice in the late 12th century. After 1202, Richard retired to become an Austin canon at Leicester, so it is seems unlikely that he was the husband of ‘Agnes’.

The Girl’s Story

When she was later questioned about her past the girl was only able to relate vague details about where the children had come from and how they arrived at Woolpit. She stated that her and the boy were brother and sister, and had come from ‘the land of Saint Martin’ where it was perpetual twilight, and all the inhabitants were green in colour like they had been. She was not sure exactly where her homeland was located, but another ‘luminous’ land could be seen across a ‘considerable river’ separating it from theirs.

She remembered that one day they were looking after their father’s herds in the fields and had followed them into a cavern, where they heard the loud sound of bells. Entranced, they wandered through the darkness for a long time until they arrived at the mouth of the cave, where they were immediately blinded by the glaring sunlight. They lay down in a daze for a long time, before the noise of the reapers terrified them and they rose and tried to escape, but were unable to locate the entrance of the cavern before being caught.

The Sources for the Green Children

Is there any truth behind this extraordinary story, or should it be listed among the many marvels listed by chroniclers of medieval England? The two original sources are both from the 12th century. William of Newburgh (1136-1198), an English historian, and monk, from Yorkshire. His main work Historia rerum Anglicarum (History of English Affairs), is a history of England from 1066 to 1198, in which he includes the story of the Green Children. The other source is Ralph of Coggeshall (died c 1228), who was sixth abbot of Coggeshall Abbey in  Essex from 1207-1218. His account of the Green Children is included in the Chronicon Anglicanum (English Chronicle) to which he contributed between 1187 and 1224. As can be seen from the dates, both authors recorded the incident many years after it was supposed to have taken place.

The fact that there is no mention of the Green Children in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicles, which deals with English history up until the death of King Stephen in 1154, and includes many of the ‘wonders’ popular at the time, could indicate a date for the incident early in the reign of Henry II, rather than in the reign of King Stephen.

Ralph of Coggeshall, living in Essex, the neighbouring county to Suffolk, certainly would have had direct access to the people involved in the case. In fact he states in his Chronicle that he had frequently heard the story from Richard de Calne himself, for whom ‘Agnes’ worked as a servant.

In contrast, William of Newburgh, living in a remote Yorkshire monastery, would not have had such first-hand knowledge of events, though he did use contemporary historical sources, as is indicated when he says ‘I was so overwhelmed by the weight of so many and such competent witnesses’.

The Presentation

Olivia hadn’t expected their first job to turn into such a nightmare. They’d been planning on starting it when they’d settled back into the new semester but the landowners had a very different idea. Since that initial phone call from the city Olivia and Patrick had been getting multiple emails and calls from the people asking when they’d be out to check things out. Each time she spoke to them they were either more impatient than the last time they talked or they were trying to bribe them to give a clear report so they could resume building their home. But Olivia and Patrick were ethical and wouldn’t ever put their name on something that they didn’t believe was true. 

So they’d devoted a few weekends to going over to that beach, carefully examining what had already been found and combing through the sand for new artifacts to give them a better picture of the past. It was actually a lot of fun and Olivia was reminded of their time in Greece. There was some flirting, way too many smiles for two people who were only friends, and she might have purposefully worn a few skin revealing outfits on those days they were working because she liked catching his eyes on her. 

Those days were good distractions for her from her classes, which were more grueling this terms than they had been in the past. Professor Cross’ was the most difficult and frustrating because she had gotten a terrible grade on her first essay and those essays were the majority of her final grade. For the second she’d buckled down for a week straight to deliver an essay she was incredibly proud of, and that was so good there was no way she’d get another C. That meant that Olivia was in a very good mood on the morning they were to present their findings to the city and the owners. 

Dressed in her most professional outfit, she had taken the bus there early in the morning to give her plenty of time to set things up for Patrick, who was going to be doing the majority of the speaking given he had the actual degree. While he’d taken care of the talking points, Olivia had put together a slide show and a few posters on easels to highlight the most important relics they’d uncovered and what they showed. When Patrick showed up she handed him his cup of coffee and then gave him a thumbs up of encouragement. “You got this professor,” she whispered with a grin. He’d been doing this for a decade, so he likely wasn’t nervous, but she did want him to know she believed in him. If this went well then the city would definitely call them again the next time this happened.


Young Ones is set in an uncertain future where water is the most precious and scarcest commodity.

The film stars Elle Fanning, 16, as Mary, the beautiful daughter of a struggling landowner, and Nicholas Hoult, 24, as Flem Lever, the young man who romances her.

Conflict sets in between Mary’s father Ernest Holm (Michael Shannon) and Flem when the latter sides with the rough-and-tumble company that controls the water irrigation system.

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My gawd. My plan was to write something short to rid myself of the plot bunny currently occupying my desk, drinking kvass and playing Russian songs on repeat, but goddammit, I can’t seem to find the ficlet material that would put it to rest. It wants EPIC. UPHEAVAL. CIVIL WAR. DOWNFALL OF THE RICH LANDOWNERS. FAMILIES SPLITTING UP AND ENDING UP IN ENEMY CAMPS. DEATH.

so this grant i’m working on requires letters of reference and one of the ppl i asked sent me a draft and this is a think they said:

“I have heard her speak to and connect with forest management professionals and landowners and she has the ability to break down complex biological, ecological, economic, and social issues and concepts so her audience can understand the issues and the role they can play.”

i honestly feel like crying bc this is so nice. and so, so, so what i’m about. i love making science accessible and i’m glad ppl i’ve interacted with have gotten that from me.

Osage Nation Wins Bid to Purchase Ted Turner's Buffalo Ranch

Osage Nation Wins Bid to Purchase Ted Turner’s Buffalo Ranch

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Bison roam the morning of Jan. 28 on the Bluestem Ranch. Photo by Tara Madden, Osage News Published February 1, 2016 After the Osage Nation officially purchases Ted Turner’s Bluestem Ranch, the Nation will once again be one of the largest landowners in Osage County. The Nation won the bid to purchase the 43,000-acre ranch on January 28, but the actual purchase won’t take place until early…

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Cesar Chavez upon acceptance of a Lifetime Achievement Award in 1992 from “In Defense of Animals.” Cesar Chavez worked as a migrant farm worker as a child and an adult. He worked for abusive landowners in horrible conditions, earning just enough pay to survive. Some of his toughest years were spent on the farmland in the Bay Area in the 1940’s and 1950’s. Later on he became one of the most influential advocates for farm workers. What many don’t know however, was how passionate he was about animal rights and vegetarianism. “I became a vegetarian after realizing that animals feel afraid, cold, hungry and unhappy like we do. I feel very deeply about vegetarianism and the animal kingdom. It was my dog Boycott who led me to question the right of humans to eat other sentient beings.” He viewed animal rights as a fundamental component in the struggle for universal justice. Cesar Chavez connected the rights of the people with the rights of all living things.

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I don't know if it's of any interest but your rather prudish anons should note that Tom is upper middle class rather than upper class (which means the small percent that is the peerage and hereditary landowners). Either way, both classes know how to party. Hard!

NB Power's 'no herbicide list' surprises spray opponents

NB Power has placed several rural New Brunswick residents on what it terms a “no herbicide list.”

The existence of an option to have properties exempt from the herbicide spray program comes as a surprise to some landowners who have had issues with the utility’s spraying in the past. 

“If I had known about the list I would have been the first one on it,” said Cheryl Webb.

Webb lives in Wirral and her property includes sections of transmission lines that NB Power sprayed with the herbicide Vision Max last year.

“We didn’t know,” said Webb. 

“I challenge anyone to walk up and down this road, go anywhere in Hoyt and ask people if they know anything about this list." 

Webb says she and her husband did not know about the existence of the list until after their property had been sprayed and after, they say, the chemical Vision Max blew through their bedroom window while they slept last year. 

NB Power declined to be interviewed about the existence of the list, but spokeswoman Deborah Nobes provided a statement through email.

"We have shared with CBC on many, many occasions that customers are encouraged to call us with concerns and questions so that we can respond to them,” said Nobes.

“We track those concerns in many ways, including keeping lists.

"One of our options in responding to customer concerns about herbicide use is to not spray on right of ways crossing properties with land use agreements, or on property where customers have self-identified as having specific concerns that can be accommodated.

"The use of this option is determined on a case-by-case basis, in consultation between the customer and the director of the program,” wrote Nobes.

“The list you refer to is simply a good way to keep track of the customers who have identified their special requirements through contact with our agents and program managers.”

None of the prior information NB Power provided CBC News about the herbicide spray program included details about a “no herbicide list." 

NB Power did not mention such a list as an option for property owners during coverage of complaints about the spray program by residents during the summer of 2015. 

Jeff Carr, the New Maryland-Sunbury MLA, said his constituents should take advantage of the exemption option if they have concerns about herbicide sprays. 

"I’m not sure how long this list has been available,” said Carr.

“But knowledge of it hasn’t been widely educated or put out there and advertised to the communities." 

Carr says he can understand the fears of those living the area given the history of sprays being used in the area in the past.  

"Not too long ago Agent Orange became a huge issue in the area, in the very immediate area,” said Carr. 

“In Hoyt, Wirral areas, Geary, Fredericton Junction. So it struck a nerve and it struck a chord with the people in that area." 

Carr said if it was his property in question he would request placement on the list.

The Crown corporation has said a herbicide spray program is necessary to prevent widespread outages.

"We selectively spray herbicides on approximately 50 per cent of our rural right of ways, most of which is on Crown lands,” Nobes wrote in a separate email.

In an email to NB Power CEO Gaetan Thomas that was obtained through the Right to Information Act, NB Power’s director for environment and emergency planning Charles Hickam states: "We apply herbicides, terminals, microwave sites, and most (not all) transmission rights-of way (we do not currently use herbicides on the International Power Line, but that is likely to change.)

NB Power has said the herbicide it uses is safe and has been approved for use by federal and provincial regulators. 

If you have more information on this story, please contact reporter Shane Fowler.