The Untold Story of Donald Trump’s Fake University, Secret Conversation, $25 Million Legal Defeat

Promises, Lies, and Corruption: Art Cohen’s Battle with Trump’s Fake University

The author with Congressman Adam Schiff.

Dan Cohen with U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA)

The gripping memoir of Trump University’s legal saga through the eyes of Art Cohen, who personally sued Trump and had a private view of the 45th president.

The story of Trump University is a gripping tale of ego and deceit, and it exposes the con man who became president. And no one can tell it better than Cohen.”

— David Corn, co-author, Russian Roulette

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, October 19, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Trump University was the most expensive legal defeat of Donald Trump’s career-but even though he settled for $25 million, he still got off too easy. Years before his White House run, the reality TV star and real estate scion launched a for-profit education initiative-Trump University, or TrumpU for short—in which he promised to share his real estate secrets at seminars held in hotel ballrooms. As it turned out, Trump University wasn’t an actual university and didn’t feature Trump’s secrets.

The scam suckered thousands of unsuspecting victims out of their hard-earned money. And it fueled a tense legal battle that should have derailed Trump’s presidential run in 2016. TRUMP YOU: Promises, Lies, And Corruption: My Battle With Donald Trump’s Fake University (Gatekeeper Press; October 19, 2021) recounts the inside story of the TrumpU legal saga through the eyes of Art Cohen, a student victim who personally sued Donald Trump in federal court in 2013 and had a private view of Trump during the height of his presidential campaign. While TrumpU seems quaint today, it foreshadowed the devastation, bloodshed, and corruption that defined Trump’s presidency.

“Art Cohen had the guts to take on Donald Trump, and he helped reveal the fraud at the very core of Trump’s self-promotion. The story of Trump University is a gripping tale of ego and deceit, and it exposes the con man who became president. And no one can tell it better than Cohen,” says David Corn, co-author, Russian Roulette: The Inside Story of Putin’s War on America and the Election of Donald Trump.

TRUMP YOU reveals never-before-shared details of the Trump University legal saga that come from private conversations, notes, and recollections. The authors have also obtained fresh interviews with key figures associated with the TrumpU legal battle.

“One court decision—in May 2016—changed the course of American democracy. Trump You quickly takes you to that decision, its immediate consequences, and lets you, the reader, make conclusions based on transpired facts—while still leaving some open unanswered questions—left for future investigation.” Trump You also reveals how indicted Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg has already ‘flipped’—his admission under oath in his 2015 deposition that all decisions related to investment matters are directed by Trump—foreshadows Trump’s indictment,” says Cohen.

ART COHEN, a Silicon Valley, California-area businessman and entrepreneur, enrolled in Trump University in 2009 with the hopes of becoming a real estate developer, but after spending tens of thousands of dollars and getting nothing of value in return, he joined a lawsuit against Trump University in 2011 and became engaged as a lead plaintiff in 2013, a role he continued through the $25 million settlement in November 2016 and subsequent payouts for Trump University’s thousands of victims. Cohen was an alternate-delegate for Hillary Clinton at the 2016 Democratic National Convention and served as president of the Silicon Valley Democratic Club. He is currently a commissioner for the Santa Clara County Moscow Sister City Commission and is a Rotary International member. https://www.artcohenauthor.com/

DAN GOOD is an investigative journalist and book writer who’s worked for the New York Post, New York Daily News, ABC News, and NBC News. He lives outside of New York City with his family

Carole Claps
MerylMossMediaGroup
+1 203-856-2304
carole@merylmossmedia.com

The Untold Story of Donald Trump’s Fake University, Secret Conversation, $25 Million Legal Defeat

Promises, Lies, and Corruption: Art Cohen’s Battle with Trump’s Fake University

The author with Congressman Adam Schiff.

Dan Cohen with U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA)

The gripping memoir of Trump University’s legal saga through the eyes of Art Cohen, who personally sued Trump and had a private view of the 45th president.

The story of Trump University is a gripping tale of ego and deceit, and it exposes the con man who became president. And no one can tell it better than Cohen.”

— David Corn, co-author, Russian Roulette

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, October 19, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Trump University was the most expensive legal defeat of Donald Trump’s career-but even though he settled for $25 million, he still got off too easy. Years before his White House run, the reality TV star and real estate scion launched a for-profit education initiative-Trump University, or TrumpU for short—in which he promised to share his real estate secrets at seminars held in hotel ballrooms. As it turned out, Trump University wasn’t an actual university and didn’t feature Trump’s secrets.

The scam suckered thousands of unsuspecting victims out of their hard-earned money. And it fueled a tense legal battle that should have derailed Trump’s presidential run in 2016. TRUMP YOU: Promises, Lies, And Corruption: My Battle With Donald Trump’s Fake University (Gatekeeper Press; October 19, 2021) recounts the inside story of the TrumpU legal saga through the eyes of Art Cohen, a student victim who personally sued Donald Trump in federal court in 2013 and had a private view of Trump during the height of his presidential campaign. While TrumpU seems quaint today, it foreshadowed the devastation, bloodshed, and corruption that defined Trump’s presidency.

“Art Cohen had the guts to take on Donald Trump, and he helped reveal the fraud at the very core of Trump’s self-promotion. The story of Trump University is a gripping tale of ego and deceit, and it exposes the con man who became president. And no one can tell it better than Cohen,” says David Corn, co-author, Russian Roulette: The Inside Story of Putin’s War on America and the Election of Donald Trump.

TRUMP YOU reveals never-before-shared details of the Trump University legal saga that come from private conversations, notes, and recollections. The authors have also obtained fresh interviews with key figures associated with the TrumpU legal battle.

“One court decision—in May 2016—changed the course of American democracy. Trump You quickly takes you to that decision, its immediate consequences, and lets you, the reader, make conclusions based on transpired facts—while still leaving some open unanswered questions—left for future investigation.” Trump You also reveals how indicted Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg has already ‘flipped’—his admission under oath in his 2015 deposition that all decisions related to investment matters are directed by Trump—foreshadows Trump’s indictment,” says Cohen.

ART COHEN, a Silicon Valley, California-area businessman and entrepreneur, enrolled in Trump University in 2009 with the hopes of becoming a real estate developer, but after spending tens of thousands of dollars and getting nothing of value in return, he joined a lawsuit against Trump University in 2011 and became engaged as a lead plaintiff in 2013, a role he continued through the $25 million settlement in November 2016 and subsequent payouts for Trump University’s thousands of victims. Cohen was an alternate-delegate for Hillary Clinton at the 2016 Democratic National Convention and served as president of the Silicon Valley Democratic Club. He is currently a commissioner for the Santa Clara County Moscow Sister City Commission and is a Rotary International member. https://www.artcohenauthor.com/

DAN GOOD is an investigative journalist and book writer who’s worked for the New York Post, New York Daily News, ABC News, and NBC News. He lives outside of New York City with his family

Carole Claps
MerylMossMediaGroup
+1 203-856-2304
carole@merylmossmedia.com

Wild Horses: Changing A Problem Into A Solution

Shooting free-roaming wild horses with PZP is 'harassment', a violation of the federal Act protecting wild horses. Using PZP is 'selective breeding' and causes social disruption in family-bands and leads to genetic erosion, jepordizing sustainability of the species.

Shooting free-roaming wild horses with PZP is ‘harassment’, a violation of the federal Act protecting wild horses. Using PZP is ‘selective breeding’ and causes social disruption in family-bands and leads to genetic erosion, jepordizing sustainability of the species.

A magnificent lone stallion stares into the distant snowy mountains. Photo by: William E. Simpson II - "Over the past 7-years living among and studying free-roaming wild horses, I am privledged to catch special moments.

A magnificent lone stallion stares into the distant snowy mountains. Photo by: William E. Simpson II – “Over the past 7-years living among and studying free-roaming wild horses, I am privledged to catch special moments.

The Deptartment of Interior and Bureau of Land Management are engaged in a so-called management plan that is devastating the genetic survival of wild horses, and is made worse via the use of PZP and GonaCon with the support of some non-profits

The Deptartment of Interior and Bureau of Land Management are engaged in a so-called management plan that is devastating the genetic survival of wild horses, and is made worse via the use of PZP and GonaCon with the support of some non-profits

One of the amazing wild horses at Wild Horse Ranch that wouldn't be here if we allowed PZP

One of the amazing wild horses at Wild Horse Ranch that wouldn’t be here if we allowed PZP. Photo: William E. Simpson II

Wild horses seen reducing wildfire fuels off a forest floor, protecting the forest

A family band of native species American wild horses is seen symbiotically reducing wildfire fuels off a forest floor, making the trees more fire resistant. Photo: William E. Simpson II

Changing current failed wild horse advocacy policy and resulting management to enable a genuinely sustainable solution requires courage and intellectual honesty

PZP Is ‘Genetic Poison’, and shooting PZP projectiles into free-roaming American wild horses is ‘harassment’ and a violation of the federal Act that protects wild horses.”

— William E. Simpson II – Naturalist

YREKA, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, October 17, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — The first and arguably most important step in solving any problem, even one as complex as the issues around the sustainable conservation of free-roaming American wild horses, is to:

1. Recognize there is a problem; and,
2. Identify and define the problem… at its root.

This is much harder to accomplish than it sounds. That’s because of the extensive white-noise that is primarily made-up from misinformation that largely fills the bandwidth of most interested wild horse stakeholders and informs the opinions of many others, including people who have ‘good intentions’.

Importantly, ‘good intentions’ can kill when they are combined with flawed applications of science. One example of this would be the improper application of cardio pulmonary resuscitation (‘CPR’) on a patient. Even with the ‘best intentions’ by a good Samaritan, the improper application of CPR will reduce the odds of survival of the patient.

The Problem:

Wild horses in America are not being managed in harmony with natural evolutionary processes. All wildlife management must be conducted in concert with natural processes.

Wild horses are desperate for a genuine solution from the pressures placed on public land grazing uses by consumerism, which land-use pressures are only going to grow.

The current ignorant yet trendy paradigm of trying to replace natural evolutionary processes that maintain wild horse (wildlife) populations in equilibrium with artificial man-made processes, as so-called ‘population management’, does not yield a sustainable natural population of genetically vibrant wild horses over the long-haul.

More: https://www.einnews.com/pr_news/543923114/can-wild-horse-non-profit-advocates-save-america-s-wild-horses-by-drugging-them

PZP Is ‘Genetic Poison’ when used on free-roaming wild horses (wildlife).

Today, there are too many non-profit activist organizations whose ignorance of natural evolutionary sciences is harming the long-term odds for a sustainable natural population of wild horses in America. These non-profits are harming the long-term genetic vigor of wild horses via their support, promotion and or uses of porcine zona pellucida (‘PZP’) and GonaCon on wild horses.

More: https://friendsofanimals.org/news/foas-victory-forces-epa-to-consider-new-pzp-research/

The ‘Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act’ (Public Law 92-195; the ‘Act’), was enacted by Congress in 1971 and signed by then President Richard Nixon to provide for the necessary management, protection and control of wild horses and burros on public lands by the Bureau of Land Management (‘BLM’) and the U.S. Forest Service (‘USFS’).

Currently, the BLM and USFS are ‘managing’ wild horses and burros in areas defined under the Act as Herd Management Areas (‘HMAs’), which today, 50-years after the Act was passed, are grazing areas where wild horses are now commingled with livestock.

Most HMAs (not all) have been made largely devoid of apex predators over the past 300-years of livestock management on these public lands. The practice of eliminating apex predators is deemed necessary by the livestock industry in order to meet the market demands (price and quantity) of consumers for livestock-based products.

Consumerism (people) drives the markets for livestock products, not the other way around.

The BLM and the USFS are caught in the politics related to the lobbying crossfire of both wild horse advocates, who want less cattle on public lands, and livestock grazers, who based-on meeting cost-effective market demands, argue they need more public lands grazing.

Currently, the makeshift solution to this difficult market-driven dilemma is being addressed with aggressive round-ups of wild horses to create more livestock grazing, combined with the uses of the chemicals PZP and GonaCon as supposed ‘contraception’ to stop wild horse population growth, which in light of the best science is a highly flawed management tactic and contrary to maintaining vibrantly sustainable wild horse genetics and populations.

The BLM and wild horse non-profit organizations and activists who are engaged in the selective breeding of native species American wild horses using PZP are meddling with natural processes that are critical for the long-term survival of American wild horses.

When a human decides which animals get to breed and/or which do not, that is by definition ‘selective breeding’. And that is contrary to the intent of the Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act (WFRHBA).

Pursuing wild horses with high-powered firearms and shooting them with projectiles filled with PZP is ‘harassment’ of wild horses and is arguably a violation of the intent and codification of the Act established by Congress to protect wild horses and burros.

Selective breeding of native wild horses by humans disintermediates the evolutionary process of ‘Natural Selection’ by the co-evolved predators of wild horses, which is critical to the continued survival and genetic vigor of wild horses.

More: https://www.einnews.com/pr_news/552908330/wild-horses-selective-breeding-and-roundups-are-driving-herds-to-extinction

‘Natural Selection’ is an essential evolutionary process in any co-evolved predator-prey relationship. This is why it is flawed management to maintain wild horse populations that are commingled with livestock populations in Herd Areas that have been made devoid of apex predators. This is great for livestock production, but terrible for wild horses, which require and depend upon their co-evolved predators for their genetic vigor and population equilibrium within any ecosystem.

Regardless of ‘good intentions’ by some wild horse non-profit organizations and activists, doing the wrong things for wild horses is harmful and inexcusable.

Excuses that posit the use of chemical contraception (PZP and GonaCon) on native species American wild horses as the best solution for overpopulation are examples of a poor understanding of evolutionary science. And this ignorance is driving the irreversible damage that is being done to the remaining populations of American wild horses.

It’s important to note and understand that the demands for more intensive uses of public lands is certain due to growing consumerism in America and beyond. And with these increasing demands, wild horses will come under even greater management pressures, unless a better solution becomes the main event in all discussions.

The Root of the Problem

Keeping American wild horses commingled with livestock in herd areas where apex predators have been depleted is perpetrating an ecologic injustice upon native species American wild horses, and perpetuates an illogical range-war.

In the light of natural evolutionary processes that provide equilibrium among animal populations, current management tactics are obtuse as are the many very costly workarounds, such as the failed attempts to address the fallout (overpopulation) from a lack of natural wild horse predators, using expensive roundups and contraception.

A Modern Science-Based Final Solution:

In a nutshell: relocating wild horses from areas of contention as intact family bands, as well as re-wilding wild horses from expensive off-range holding areas and into the remote wilderness, beyond conflict with livestock enterprises is the essence of the Plan.

America has more than 110-million acres of remote wilderness areas in the western states. Much of this wilderness is manifestly unfit for any livestock production due to difficult mountainous terrain, which adversely affects livestock management logistical costs, combined with the presence of robust populations of apex predators.

These economic challenges significantly increase costs of livestock production, thereby increasing the cost of goods sold (COGS) to a point where the end products are not competitively priced. Therefore, along with other laws, economics rules-out any potential livestock grazing in such wilderness areas.

These same remote wilderness areas are nevertheless blessed with abundant water and forage, yet are suffering from almost annual catastrophic wildfire due to the depleted populations of large-bodied native herbivores (deer and elk) that had previously inhabited those landscapes. In the not-too-distant past, these same wilderness areas had proper population densities of deer, elk and wild horses, which through their grazing, maintained ground fuels (grass and brush) to nominal levels year-round, keeping wildfires in the realm of normal wildfire (less fuel means less heat).

There have been serious declines in deer and elk populations in some western states (like, California, Oregon, Washington, etc.). And over the past decades, that has resulted in millions of tons of prodigious annually occurring ground fuels (grass and brush), which is now left un-grazed in these very remote wilderness areas. These ground fuels are then subjected to a warming climate, rendering these fuels viable for wildfire sooner in the season, and remaining as dry tinder longer.

Wildfire Fuels Reduction Using Wild Horses (‘Wild Horse Fire Brigade’)

Cattle and sheep have complex stomachs which digest virtually all the plant and grass seeds they consume, making them unable to germinate.
Wild horses, on the other hand, pass virtually all the seeds they consume intact out onto the ground in their droppings and able to germinate, providing a critically important reseeding function for native plants.

This evolved symbiosis between wild horses and the flora of the North American continent required millions of years of co-evolution, and is especially beneficial for wilderness lands that have been devastated by catastrophically hot wildfire.

The droppings of wild horses contain microorganisms (aka: microbiome) that help fire-damaged landscapes with pasteurized soils to recover via reestablishing the microbiome along with humus and the seeds of native flora .

Each wild horse deployed into these selected wilderness areas will symbiotically consume about 5.5 tons of grass and brush annually as the concurrently reseed the landscape, keeping a delicate ecological balance in place. The resulting wildfire fuels reduction via wild horses is virtually cost-free for taxpayers, and simultaneously solves the livestock-wild horse conflict on lands (HMAs) where livestock production is virtually a permanent enterprise.

An added benefit is taxpayers no longer have to foot the bill for the $100-million+ in annual costs that the BLM spends on rounding-up and warehousing wild horses off-range, nor the expensive taxpayer costs related to flawed contraception concepts that some people are motivated to support.

Two Potential Options Available To Allow Rewilding as well as Relocating Wild Horses:

1. Amending Section 1339 of the ‘Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act’ (Public Law 92-195) to allow the BLM and USFS to relocate and rewild wild horses into wilderness areas that are economically and ecologically appropriate.

Here is the current language that must be addressed: § 1339. Limitation of Authority:

“Nothing in this Act shall be construed to authorize the Secretary to relocate wild free-roaming horses or burros to areas of the public lands where they do not presently exist.”

Proposed amended language (by William E. Simpson II), for § 1339. Limitation of Authority:

“Nothing in this Act shall be construed to authorize the Secretary to relocate wild free-roaming horses or burros to areas of the public lands where they do not presently exist, with the exception that; in Wilderness Areas managed by the United States Forest Service (USFS) and/or the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) containing forests and/or other natural resources at risk of catastrophic wildfire; the BLM and the USFS shall under this Act have authority to re-wild American wild horses and burros from off-range holding facilities and/or relocate wild horses and burros from existing Herd Management Areas into such Wilderness Areas where it is ecologically and economically appropriate.”

2. Using existing law: Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2017 (HUMANE TRANSFER OF EXCESS ANIMALS SEC. 116) to transfer excess wild horses and burros currently in holding to other federal, state, and local government agencies for use as work animals.

H. R. 133—Page 358-359
https://www.congress.gov/116/bills/hr133/BILLS-116hr133enr.pdf

HUMANE TRANSFER AND TREATMENT OF ANIMALS
SEC. 419.

(a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Secretary of the Interior, with respect to land administered by the Bureau of Land Management, or the Secretary of Agriculture, with respect to land administered by the Forest Service (referred to in this section as the ‘‘Secretary concerned’’), may transfer excess wild horses and burros that have been removed from land administered by the Secretary concerned to other Federal, State, and local government agencies for use as work animals. (b) The Secretary concerned may make a transfer under sub-section (a) immediately on the request of a Federal, State, or local government agency. (c) An excess wild horse or burro transferred under subsection (a) shall lose status as a wild free-roaming horse or burro (as defined in section 2 of Public Law 92–195 (commonly known as the ‘‘Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act’’) (16 U.S.C. 1332)). (d) A Federal, State, or local government agency receiving an excess wild horse or burro pursuant to subsection (a) shall not— (1) destroy the horse or burro in a manner that results in the destruction of the horse or burro into a commercial product; (2) sell or otherwise transfer the horse or burro in a manner that results in the destruction of the horse or burro for processing into a commercial product; or (3) euthanize the horse or burro, except on the recommendation of a licensed veterinarian in a case of severe injury, illness, or advanced age. (e) Amounts appropriated by this Act shall not be available for— (1) the destruction of any healthy, unadopted, and wild horse or burro under the jurisdiction of the Secretary concerned (including a contractor); or (2) the sale of a wild horse or burro that results in the destruction of the wild horse or burro for processing into a commercial product.

You can find more information and a draft outline for a legislative bill at: https://www.WildHorseFireBrigade.com

About William E. Simpson II

William E. Simpson II is a naturalist/rancher living among and studying native species American wild horses. He is the author of a new Study about the behavioral ecology of wild horses, two published books and more than 150 published articles on subjects related to wild horses, wildlife, wildfire, and public land (forest) management. He has appeared on NBC NEWS, ABC NEWS, theDoveTV and has been a guest on numerous talk radio shows including the Lars Larson Show, the Bill Meyer Show, and on NPR Jefferson Public Radio.

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Revolutionary Pennsylvania Author Kevin Blaize Sheds Light on Housing Crisis and Financial Illiteracy in Black Americans

Kevin Blaize, author and advocate

Kevin Blaize, author and advocate

Kevin Blaize, author

Kevin Blaize, author

Information is power and a lot of us want the information and do not know where to turn to receive it. We are changing this and changing history!”

— Kevin Blaize, author and advocate

LONG POND, PA, UNITED STATES, October 17, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ —
Buying that first house with the white picket fence is an American dream. Well, sorry to say that for some segments of our demographics, that dream never manifests into a reality. Kevin Blaize, an upcoming star in the literary world, dared to explore this subject of home ownership inequity in his new book titled, “Blacks in America! 18 to 48 years old and still no house?” You can find the answer to this provocative question on the pages of Blaize’s timely book. This insightfully written piece, launched in April of this year, is a must read for Black folks who have desired substantive information on this matter.
Regarding the Black community’s position, Kevin states that, “As of 2018, our average age to buy our first home was 48 years old. Only because nobody is showing us the process. They are not teaching it in schools, and households aren’t able to teach it to the ones coming up. So, the two places we rely on to be taught by are failing us in this important process.”

This notable work by Mr. Blaize peels away the untruths and brings light to pertinent steps in the home-buying process, and in doing so, takes away the blinders from the eyes of potential homebuyers of color. Kevin draws on his own personal experiences, good and bad, and then refines them into a simple formula that is easy to digest.

In the first quarter of 2020, 44 percent of Black families owned their home compared with 73.7 percent of white families, according to the Census Bureau. The gap is wider in some cities, with just 25 percent of Black families owning a home in Minneapolis, compared with 76 percent of whites, which is the widest gap in U.S. cities with over one million residents, a study by Redfin Real Estate brokerage found.

Mr. Blaize, again, poses a question. Why are we lagging behind other races? These dire statistics reflect a resounding need for change in Black thinking and satiability. Owning a home for Black Americans should be the norm, not the insurmountable mountain. Kevin’s mission to the community of color is to “make sure we have the information needed so we no longer feel overwhelmed going into the homebuyer process”

For more information or to purchase a book, please contact Kevin Blaize at: Phone: 917-858-9478.
Email: authorkevinblaize@gmail.com or Instagram @blazingrestoration.

Kevin Blaize
Blacks in America! 18 to 48 years old and still no house?
+1 917-858-9478
authorkevinblaize@gmail.com

American Wild Horse Campaign Got It Wrong: Wild Horses Paying The Price

The Deptartment of Interior and Bureau of Land Management are engaged in a so-called management plan that is devastating the genetic survival of wild horses, and is made worse via the use of PZP and GonaCon with the support of some non-profits

The Deptartment of Interior and Bureau of Land Management are engaged in a so-called management plan that is devastating the genetic survival of wild horses, and is made worse via the use of PZP and GonaCon with the support of some non-profits

This residence and address is listed on American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign's IRS 990 Form

This residence and address is listed on American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign’s IRS 990 Form

A herd of wild horses seen in an alpine riparian area of a wilderness area. Documeted evidence proves wild horses have been using this riparian area and spring for centuries without any ill effects. Photo: William E. Simpson II

A herd of wild horses seen in an alpine riparian area of a wilderness area. Documeted evidence proves wild horses have been using this riparian area and spring for centuries without any ill effects. Photo: William E. Simpson II

A mighty wild stallion with naturalist William E. Simpson II

A mighty wild mountain stallion greets naturalist and horse expert William E. Simpson II. Simpson has been living-among and studying free-roaming wild horses in a wilderness area for 7-years continiously; Photo: Carla Bowers

Wild horses seen reducing wildfire fuels off a forest floor, protecting the forest

A family band of native species American wild horses is seen symbiotically reducing wildfire fuels off a forest floor, making the trees more fire resistant. Photo: William E. Simpson II

American Wild Horse Campaign (AWHC) spent time and money heaping praises upon Deb Haaland only to later discover they were totally wrong about her agenda.

If the current elimination of wild horses across America under Deb Haaland is what AWHC and Ms. Gann consider ‘protecting wild horses’, I would hate to see Haaland’s idea of not ‘protecting’ them!”

— William E. Simpson II – Naturalist

YREKA, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, October 13, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — In an opinion article printed in the Santa Fe New Mexican on December 17th of 2020, Holly Gann, who is director of government relations for American Wild Horse Campaign (AWHC), was so busy heaping praises upon Deb Haaland for her supposed support for wild horses, Ms. Gann and AWHC totally missed the reality of Deb Haaland’s agenda.

Having said that, and as a result of that misjudgement by AWHC of Deb Haaland’s intentions, American wild horses are being devastated!

As a part of the praises that AWHC heaped upon Deb Haaland, Ms. Gann penned an Op-Ed article titled:

Haaland’s work on wild horses sets an example

“I applaud U.S. Rep. Deb Haaland for taking a stand to protect wild horses and supporting efforts in the U.S. House to humanely manage wild horse populations on the range where they belong.”

It seems that AWHC was so caught up in the trend to seat minority entities into government positions, and were so enamored by Ms. Haaland’s native American status and her illusion of supporting wild horses, that AWHC made some really big assumptions that are now soundly proven wrong!

The only applause I am hearing now is by the people who despise wild horses…

On December 17th 2020 I commented on that Op-Ed article by AWHC/Gann in the Santa Fe New Mexican, as follows:

“I disagree with Rep. Haaland’s opinion on wild horse management. It’s not consistent with the best science, nor is it consistent with allowing wildlife, in this case wild horses, to live free and without being harassed by human intervention.

Women seem particularly OK with using contraceptives on wildlife because many women have chosen to use it for themselves. However, *that* does not make it right, morally or ecologically, for use on wildlife. Women who choose to take a chemical have made an informed decision for themselves. They don’t have the authority to make a decision for another sentient being!

I have authored published articles about PZP and other work-arounds being used and proposed for wild horses… here is just one: https://animalpeopleforum.org/2019/06/06/sanctuaries-acceptable-solution-excess-wild-horses/

The debate is flooded with the conjectures of people who truly know very little about the behavioral ecology of wild horses, beyond maybe seeing some captured wild horses and what they have read from third parties who themselves have scant empirical first-hand experience with free-roaming wild horses in a wilderness setting. Instead, we have lots of imperfect information, and much of that comes from brief field trip observations over a sandwich and a telephoto lens on a camera.

There is better information available, but, we have too many activists whose ‘white noise’ obscures genuine facts and a real solution. And we also have ask; what would wild horse activist orgs do if a real final solution that is best for wild horses was implemented? Would they have to find real jobs, instead of living off the donations of good-hearted donors? Do people here realize that some of the heads of wild horse activist orgs pay themselves like CEO’s of large corporations? Well, they do… just go read their IRS-990 filings… and when you follow the money, sometimes what you find is not what you hoped for… So as we see, a genuine final solution for wild horses is NOT in the best interests of paid activists who make a very good living off the plight of wild horses… and if the truth be told, some of these people wouldn’t want to lose their gravy train, no more so than the cattle industry people…
Wild horses don’t require ‘management’ when there are located in a naturally operating ecosystem.

The posted comments here fail to realize the simple truth: mankind, not the horses, are the problem and mankind have created the problems that have unbalanced our ecosystems, including and especially on and around public lands and HMAs where the trophic cascades have been decimated in favor of livestock production and greed.

People who are interested in learning the truth about what needs to be done for wild horses, should start by reading this article:
https://pagosadailypost.com/2020/12/14/opinion-wild-horses-in-america-hard-truths-sensible-solutions/

And, this article about wild horses living in balance in a forest ecosystem in the mountains on the OR-CA border:
https://grazelife.com/blog/wild-horse-fire-brigade-lessons-in-rebalancing-north-american-ecosystems-by-rewilding-equids/

More information about an ecologically and economically sound final solution for wild horses and burros is found here: www.WHFB.us

Department of Interior (‘DOI’) Director Deb Haaland’s so-called ‘protecting’ wild horses:

Now as the new Director of the DOI, Deb Haaland is behind the orchestration and implementation of the final axe-stroke upon the neck of the very survival of American wild horses!

If the current extermination of wild horses across America under Deb Haaland is what AWHC and Ms. Gann consider ‘protecting wild horses’, I would hate to see Haaland’s idea of not ‘protecting’ them!

This paradigm, where the big gold-plated non-profits arguably spend a lot of time and money kissing-up to politicians in order to keep themselves relevant in the media while trying to influence government management concepts by promoting PZP, which they posit as the path forward for managing wild horses, is one of the reasons why we see so much mismanagement of American wild horses.

I have in the past reached out to Suzanne Roy at AWHC and Neda DeMayo at Return To Freedom, asking them to reconsider their flawed beliefs and posits in regard to wild horses. They seemed unwilling to consider a solution that would truly end the range-war and the plight of American wild horses.

It is my belief that their refusal to support a genuine, naturally sustainable and holistic solution for the plight of American wild horses and burros is in part due to the fact that such a sustainable and cost-effective solution (Wild Horse Fire Brigade) would end the need for their donation-driven organizations.

The result of such a naturally sustainable solution is that; wild horses would finally get to live naturally, free of human meddling and most importantly ‘wild’ as Nature intended, and the people at the non-profits would then have to go find new jobs.

It also seems that according to law (IRS rules) 501-c-3 non-profits are prohibited from engaging in aggressive lobbying efforts, which requires a 501-c-4 non-profit standing. And given the amount of ‘lobbying’ that we see going-on by 501-c-3 non-profit wild horse activists these days, some may have crossed the line? And that in itself may be worth looking into?

According to the AWHC website: “AWHC is registered with the IRS as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and your donation is tax-deductible. Our tax identification number is 47-4016989.”

From the IRS:

“In general, no organization may qualify for section 501(c)(3) status if a substantial part of its activities is attempting to influence legislation (commonly known as lobbying). A 501(c)(3) organization may engage in some lobbying, but too much lobbying activity risks loss of tax-exempt status.”

After decades of these large non-profit activist organizations (not sanctuaries) meddling and spending tens of $-millions in donation dollars, we find that today, wild horses are worse-off than ever before! That is the only metric that counts! Good intentions are meaningless when it’s results that are desperately needed.

And the non-profits who support and promote of the use of chemicals to drug wild horses and burros as so-called ‘contraception’ are aiding in an insidious disaster that is being inflicted upon the relatively few remaining wild mares on the public lands by these non-profits in concert with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).

Read more about how some non-profits are harming American wild horses, arguably in violation of the intent and codification of the Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act (Public Law 92-195);

HERE: https://www.einnews.com/pr_news/543923114/can-wild-horse-non-profit-advocates-save-america-s-wild-horses-by-drugging-them

About William E. Simpson II

William E. Simpson II is a naturalist/rancher living among and studying native species American wild horses. He is the author of a new Study about the behavioral ecology of wild horses, two published books and more than 150 published articles on subjects related to wild horses, wildlife, wildfire, and public land (forest) management. He has appeared on NBC NEWS, ABC NEWS, theDoveTV and has been a guest on numerous talk radio shows including the Lars Larson Show, the Bill Meyer Show, and on NPR Jefferson Public Radio.

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Acclaimed Author, George H. Hassanzadeh, Shares His Newest Analysis, The Sin of Silence

George H. Hassanzadeh

LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES, October 11, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — “All that is necessary for evil to prevail is for good to do nothing.” – Edmond Burke
The Iranian American communities painfully acknowledge the cost of silen…

“The Taifa Trilogy,” Nkechi Taifa’s Three Africentric Children’s Classics are Back in Print

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“The Taifa Trilogy,” Nkechi Taifa’s Three Africentric Children’s Classics are Back in Print

I believe my books will do what they did in the 80s and 90s—promote Black pride, positive values and a sense of accomplishment that youth across the African Diaspora will want to emulate.”

— Nkeci Taifa

WASHINGTON DC, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, USA, October 11, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Nkechi Taifa, internationally renowned human rights activist and lawyer, founder, principal and CEO of The Taifa Group and the author of her top-selling, acclaimed memoir Black Power, Black Lawyer, announced today that she has reissued three of her popular children’s books—Shining Legacy, The Adventures of Kojo and Ama and Three Tales of Wisdom.

“I am so proud to bring these books back on the market for a new generation to enjoy,” she said. “Although there are many choices for Black parents today, we are still awash in erroneous mass media images that project white supremacy. I believe my books will do what they did in the 1980s and 1990s—promote Black pride and positive values and a sense of accomplishment that youth across the African Diaspora, as well as children from other cultures, will want to emulate.”

Shining Legacy, originally published in 1983, highlights twelve Black heroes and heroines through moving stories accentuated with rhyme; and The Adventures of Kojo and Ama, originally published in 1992, contains wisdom-filled stories combining excitement, fun and suspense with lessons in pride and heritage. Three Tales of Wisdom is Taifa’s own creation of modern-day folktales designed to stimulate the imaginations of Black children.

Here are descriptions of the books:

Shining Legacy is perfect for the young and elder alike, in both family and classroom settings. Taifa’s extraordinary and original storytelling celebrates history, heroes and heroines of the past through dramatic epic, ballad, legend and saga, all accentuated with moving and rhythmic rhyme. Role models range from Harriet Tubman, Rosa Parks, Fannie Lou Hamer and Sojourner Truth, to Malcolm X, Denmark Vesey, Toussaint L’Ouverture, and Marcus Garvey, and more.

Kojo and Ama’s seven adventures combine excitement, fun and suspense with lessons in pride and heritage. The children’s heroic black cat Sheba brings them good luck as they find themselves in settings ranging from an inner-city park to the deep South, and from the island of Jamaica to ancient Egypt.

In Three Tales of Wisdom, Anansi’s magic helps Ayanna get to the Harvest Festival, despite the fact that her two sisters fail to follow the Seven Principles of the value system. Elsewhere in the book, a young brother growing up in New York City learns the story of the mighty Marcus Garvey. In the third story, Jabari finds wisdom through his encounters with spiders, lions, warriors, elephants, cockroaches, camels and birds. And as an extra treat, a potpourri of African Proverbs provide food for wise thought and action.

Taifa said she had been preparing these books for re-publication, when last year’s “racial reckoning” occurred. The aftermath of the 2020 police murder of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd and millions of people taking to the streets in protest around the world, gave new attention to the problems Blacks have historically faced in America. This scrutiny has extended to Black parents wanting to share with their children the positive power of their racial heritage.

“The Ancestors were really working with me on the timing of this re-issue,” she said. “We are not victims— “we are our own liberators,” she said, echoing the words of former political prisoner Jalil Muntaqim. “My books unequivocally show this.”

Indeed, her books do such a brilliant job highlighting Black pride and power that they were banned by the Central York, Pennsylvania school board earlier this summer.

“That move revealed to me the impact that Shining Legacy, which during its original publication also included the three stories now in Three Tales of Wisdom, has had on society, and the threat it poses—to continue to directly influence our youth.”

Info on the author and her books, published by the House of Songhay II, can be found at https://www.nkechitaifa.com/.

About Nkechi Taifa:

Nkechi Taifa is Founder, Principal and CEO of The Taifa Group LLC, a social enterprise firm whose mission is to advance justice. Taifa, who regularly publishes Op-Eds and longform essays on current events on the popular and influential Medium.com journalism platform, convenes the Justice Roundtable, a broad network of advocacy groups advancing progressive justice system reform and serves as a Senior Fellow at the Center for Justice at Columbia University. Her fifth book, on the status of the reparations movement in America, will be published in early 2022. A proud native and resident of Washington, D.C., she is equally-proud of being the mother of an adult daughter, Mariama Taifa-Seitu.

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Live Talks Los Angeles Hosts Variety of Authors in Virtual Talks for October

David Copperfield talks about his new book "History of Magic" which reveals contents and stories about his private museum collection.

Master illusionist David Copperfield shares stories behind his private museum collection, which is featured in the new book “David Copperfield’s History of Magic.”

Adam Schiff warns of long-lasting effects of Trump's autocracy and threats to democracy in his new book "MIdnight in Washington."  He appears in conversation with Larry Wilmore.

US Representative Adam Schiff chronicles democracy’s darkest hours in “Midnight in Washington” in a conversation with Larry Wilmore.

Legendary rock guitarist Robby Krieger of The Doors tells all about creating the band with Jim Morrison.

Legendary guitarist Robby Krieger of The Doors recalls his career in an upcoming conversation about his memoir “Set the Night on Fire.”

Master Magician David Copperfield, US Rep Adam Schiff, The Doors’ Robby Krieger and cognitive psychologist Steven Pinker discuss new books

We are looking forward to hosting these notable authors and are grateful to have access to them virtually.

— Ted Habte-Gabr, founder and producer of Live Talks Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, October 7, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Live Talks Los Angeles, a conversation series that curates and produces talks featuring authors, musicians, politicians, entertainers, and thought leaders, presents virtual visits in October from illusionist David Copperfield, U.S. Representative Adam Schiff, Robby Krieger, the legendary guitarist for The Doors, and noted intellectual and cognitive psychologist Steven Pinker. All speakers will discuss their new books, which will be available with signed bookplates.

“We are looking forward to hosting these notable authors and are grateful to have access to them virtually,” said Live Talk LA’s founder/producer Ted Habte-Gabr on this month’s offerings.

David Copperfield, hailed as the greatest illusionist of our time and as the most commercially successful magician in history, will talk about his new book “David Copperfield’s History of Magic.” This event premieres on October 28, 2021 at 6pmPT. For more than 30 years, Copperfield has curated a private museum dedicated to preserving the history and art of magic. With this new book, Copperfield shares his unique collection with fans and readers for the first time. Tickets include the opportunity to watch the event on demand for 72 hours after.

United States Representative Adam Schiff from California’s 28th Congressional District issues a clarion call with his new book “Midnight in Washington: How We Almost Lost Our Democracy and Still Could.” Representative Schiff’s conversation with Larry Wilmore premieres on October 20, 2021 at 6pmPT. As the congressman who led the first impeachment of Donald J. Trump, Schiff offers a vital inside account of American democracy in its darkest hour. He also warns that the forces of autocracy unleashed by Trump remain as potent as ever. Wilmore is perhaps best known as the host of Comedy Central’s “The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore,” which ran for almost two years. Currently he hosts “Larry Wilmore: Black on the Air” for The Ringer Podcast Network.

Legendary Doors guitarist Robby Krieger opens up about his band’s meteoric career in the tell-all “Set the Night on Fire: Living, Dying and Playing Guitar with the Doors.” Talking to Krieger in this event which premieres October 12, 2021 at 6pmPT will be his co-author Jeff Alulis. Few bands are as shrouded in the haze of rock mythology as The Doors, and through a series of vignettes, Krieger takes readers back to where it all happened. There are many never-before-told stories from The Doors’ most vital years and Krieger goes into heartbreaking detail about his personal struggles while sharing humorous anecdotes. Krieger was named among the “100 Greatest Guitarists” of all time by Rolling Stone magazine, awarded a Lifetime Achievement Grammy and inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

Renowned cognitive scientist Steven Pinker offers a primer in logical thinking in his newest book “Rationality: What It Is, Why It Seems Scarce, Why It Matters.” Pinker, a prize-winning experimental psychologist who focuses on cognition, language and social relations, helps us to understand why there is so much irrationality in the world today. How can a species that developed Covid-19 vaccines in less than a year also produce so much fake news, medical quackery and conspiracy theorizing? His conversation with historian and author Niall Ferguson premieres on October 13, 2021 at 6pmPT. In “Rationality” Pinker shares his ultimate message of positivity that humans, who have demonstrated throughout history its ability to use the powerful tools of reasoning to enrich lives, will use rationality again to create better choices for society in this uncertain time.

Please visit Live Talks Los Angeles for more information on each specific event and to purchase tickets, as well as learn about upcoming events in November.

ABOUT LIVE TALKS LOS ANGELES
Live Talks Los Angeles curates and produces on-stage conversations featuring writers, filmmakers, actors, musicians, humorists and comedians, chefs and thought leaders in business and science in various venues in Los Angeles. Live Talks Los Angeles launched in May 2010 at a local art gallery with 18 talks that year. Since its inception, LTLA has presented over 350 events, and its videos have been seen in 156 countries with over 15 million views via YouTube, Vimeo and also on Facebook.

The Evening Series has featured conversations with notable personalities such as Tom Hanks, Bryan Cranston, Mindy Kaling, John Cleese, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Scott Turow, Martin Short, Tina Fey, Malcolm Gladwell, Terry Gilliam, John Fogerty, Jeff Bridges, Amy Tan, Jane Smiley, former Obama White House photographer Pete Souza and Adam Horowitz & Michael Diamond (of The Beastie Boys), among many others. LTLA also presents dedicated events featuring chefs in the Live Talks Food & Wine series, and have included Nigella Lawson, Yotam Ottolenghi, and Alice Waters. The Live Talks Business Forum highlights business leaders and has presented such influential figures as Marie Kondo, Tina Brown, and Thomas L. Friedman. The newest offering is Live Talks Newer Voices Series that features notable debut authors, and has included Jade Chang, Lisa Brennan-Jobs, and Scott Harrison.

Please visit www.livetalksla.org for more information.

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(Video) Iran: Raisi’s ‘Speech Therapy’ Won’t Help the Economic Crisis

October 5, 2021 - Raisi ended another of his provincial visits to Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad Province Friday. While his trip was another bogus populists-gesture, he met angry people protesting his presence and delayed his entrance to the town.

(PMOI / MEK Iran) and (NCRI): Raisi ended another of his provincial visits to Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad Province Friday. While his trip was another bogus populists-gesture, he met angry people protesting his presence and delayed his entrance to the town.

July 26, 2021 - People of Tehran stage protest, chant, “Death to the dictator,” and “Khamenei, shame on you, leave our nation alone”.

(PMOI / MEK Iran) and (NCRI): People of Tehran stage protest, chant, “Death to the dictator,” and “Khamenei, shame on you, leave our nation alone”.

July 6, 2021 - (PMOI / MEK Iran) and (NCRI): Power blackouts trigger protests in many cities.

(PMOI / MEK Iran) and (NCRI): Power blackouts trigger protests in many cities.

4 April 2021 - Enraged Retirees Protest in 23 cities, Iran - 1

(NCRI) and (PMOI / MEK Iran): Nationwide gathering against the clerical regime: retirees and pensioners protested the poor living conditions, low wages, and high prices.

September 24, 2021 - Iranian Regime’s Attempts to Fix Economy will Only Make it Worse.

(NCRI) and (PMOI / MEK Iran): Iranian Regime’s Attempts to Fix Economy will Only Make it Worse. Iranian regime’s slow, steady and continual destruction of its economy.

September 24, 2021 - Economic crisis worsening with every day that passes.

(NCRI) and (PMOI / MEK Iran): Economic crisis worsening with every day that passes. Poverty is on the increase and a large portion of the people of Iran live below the poverty line.

September 24, 2021 - Iran on the Verge of Economic Collapse, Regime Loses Sleep.

(NCRI) and (PMOI / MEK Iran): Iran on the Verge of Economic Collapse, Regime Loses Sleep.

September 24, 2021 - Iranian People Forced to Sell their Organs.

(NCRI) and (PMOI / MEK Iran): Shockingly, poverty in Iran has become so extreme that people are being forced to sell their organs just to survive.

Since the new administration took office, there have been no significant changes in the prices of people’s basic necessities. Costs have been skyrocketing.

Raisi is responsible for the death of around 30,000 political detainees, principally members, and sympathizers of the People’s Mujahedin of Iran (PMOI/MEK), as the henchman of the 1988 massacre.”

— NCRI

PARIS, FRANCE, October 5, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — The National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), reported that Ebrahim Raisi, the new Iranian regime’s president, concluded another of his regional visits to Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad Province on Friday.

While on his way to make another sham populist gesture, he encountered furious locals who protested his presence, delaying his arrival in town.

“Raisi’s vehicle was blocked by angry and frustrated people. On October 1, the official IRNA News Agency reported, “They were outraged and restless.”

Raisi’s travel to Ilam and Tabas in the months following his designation as the regime’s president also failed. People flocked onto the streets on each occasion, expressing their disdain for the corrupted state and its criminal president.

In recent years, public protests in Iran have risen in response to the economic challenges they face as a result of the mullahs’ entrenched corruption.

Hassan Rouhani’s presidency ended with Iran’s economic crisis increasing year after year. The economic issues in Iran sparked two big uprisings in 2018 and 2019 that shook the regime’s foundations.

Raisi is responsible for the death of around 30,000 political detainees, principally members, and sympathizers of the People’s Mujahedin of Iran (PMOI / MEK Iran), as the henchman of the 1988 massacre.

“Since the new administration took office, there have been no significant changes in the prices of people’s basic necessities. In fact, costs have been skyrocketing,” the state-run Arman daily reported on September 28.

According to the regime’s manufactured figures, the inflation rate has risen to 45.8% since Raisi took office.

“The number of Iran’s unemployed population has increased by more than one million and 310 thousand people compared to the summer of 2020,” the state-run Farhikhtegan newspaper said on October 2.

People’s living costs have risen from 40 million tomans per year in 2018 to more than 63 million tomans in 2021 due to increasing prices.

The number of people living in poverty has risen to ten million tomans. Iranian laborers can hardly afford 30% of their living costs with a salary of 4 million tomans.

While Iranians suffer, Ali Khamenei, the regime’s supreme leader, refuses to address or even mention the country’s concerns through his multibillion-dollar financial empire. Raisi, Khamenei’s hand-picked president, has remained defiant, clinging to his speech therapy and general but ineffective advice.

“We will face popular protests if [the regime] does not act or think about the situation; given the majority of people’s economic conditions, it is safe to say that the entire society lives below the poverty line.

People’s patience has a limit in the face of adversity, and they can only endure so much. When they realize, they have nothing to lose, they don’t want us to let them protest,” Soheila Jolodarzadeh, a former regime MP, told the state-run ILNA News Agency on Thursday.

Some authorities believe that the regime’s negotiations with world powers and acceptance of the terms of the international community are the only way to resolve the current economic crisis.

Khamenei understands that this is only a band-aid solution to the current issue. Accepting another cup of poison by ending the regime’s terrorist actions or nuclear program, on the other hand, would exacerbate his regime’s infighting and lead to the loss of power components.

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