Not much time left

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14 days. That's all the time we have left to defeat Barack Obama's liberals in this year's key Senate races.

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And I'm not going to mince words. These elections are coming down to the wire.

That's why I want to ask you, as a personal favor to me, to make a generous donation to my friends and radio partners, the Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund, right now.

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As I've said on my radio show, the Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund has hundreds of grassroots activists barnstorming across every single one of the key senate states, every single day.

Iowa. North Carolina. Arkansas. New Hampshire. They're everywhere!

But these grassroots activists need your help to keep up this grueling work until Election Day.

So please, take just a moment to make a generous contribution of $5, $10, $15, or whatever you possibly can right now.

Remember, we only have 14 more days to make a difference in these critical races.

But with your help, these grassroots heroes can make the difference this year.

Together, we can take back the Senate and slam the brakes on the Obama agenda!

Thank you so much for your help.

- Sean

THE FUTURE OF FARMING IS CLOSER THAN YOU THINK

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UK only has 100 seasons left in its soil due to intensive over-farming
Cities might be the solution to the farming crisis

Intensive over-farming in the UK has depleted the soil of the nutrients needed to grow crops meaning that we only have 100 harvests left unless dramatic action is taken, scientists at the University of Sheffield have revealed. At the same time, lack of bio-diversity is causing a dramatic fall in wildlife populations in this country.

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In order to ensure future generations are able to grow fruit and vegetables, we should start to see our towns and cities as potential farmyards. Growing crops and wildflowers in our cities will also boost bio-diversity and help wildlife.

A recent study by Dr Jill Edmondson from the University of Sheffield’s Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, found that soils under Britain’s allotments are significantly healthier than soils that have been intensively farmed. In the study, Dr Edmondson took soil samples from 27 plots on 15 allotment sites in urban areas. She also sampled soils from local parks, gardens and surrounding agricultural land. Compared with local arable fields, the allotment soil was found to be significantly healthier. Allotment soil had 32% more organic carbon, 36% higher carbon to nitrogen ratios, 25% higher nitrogen and was significantly less compacted.

While urban areas are perceived as grey and concrete, pockets of rich, fertile land could be converted into farms to grow a diverse range of produce. Inner-city wildflower meadows can increase wildlife and bring colour and vibrancy to otherwise drab areas.

One such scheme has been proposed by Professor Nigel Dunnett of the University of Sheffield who plans to transform a piece of wasteland in the centre of Sheffield into an eco-park filled with UK native wildflowers. Love Square in Sheffield will be a unique “mobile wilderness” bringing nature right back into the heart of the city.

The University of Sheffield’s Love Square scheme is one of five projects shortlisted for the chance to win cash from the Big Lottery Fund through the Grow Wild initiative, led by the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew, with the winner chosen by public vote.

The Love Square scheme is intended to act as a template for other cities and represents a new approach to urban growing. The 2,000 square metre site will feature a series of modules each containing different types of wildflowers and edible plants. The moveable modules mean that the site can be easily replicated, re-mixed, changed or moved to other parts of the city, creating a unique and versatile space.

Lack of bio-diversity in city centres has had a serious impact on wildlife in recent decades. Since the 1930s, the UK has lost 97% of its wildflower meadows, resulting in dramatic reductions in the populations of bees and other insects. The UK’s honey bee population has halved in the last twenty five years, while three quarters of butterfly species and two thirds of moth species have seen their populations decline during the same period.

Nigel Dunnett, University of Sheffield said: “With a growing population to feed, and the nutrients in our soil in sharp decline, we may soon see an agricultural crisis. Meanwhile we are also seeing a sharp decrease in bio-diversity in the UK which has a disastrous knock-on effect on our wildlife. Lack of pollinators means reduction in food. We need to dramatically rethink our approach to urban growing and use the little space we have as efficiently as possible. Cities must become places of food production. Love Square shows how we can make beautiful and productive places, rich in wildlife, and great for people, in the very heart of our cities.”

Supported by the Big Lottery Fund and led by Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Grow Wild inspires communities, friends, neighbours and individuals across the UK to come together to transform local spaces, by sowing, growing and enjoying native wild flowers.

The winning site will be chosen by a public vote. Voting takes place online and by telephone from 8am until November 4.

TPP Citizens Fund Report

Dear Patriot,

Here is this week’s Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund Report:

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•   Election Day is approaching fast. Every Tea Party supporter must know what’s happening in the key races around the country. That’s why we’ve created a special interactive map of the United States that lists all the key races on the ballot this fall. Simply go here to take a look: http://www.teapartypatriotscitizensfund.com/races

•   One of these critically important races is the campaign for the open senate seat in Iowa. Iowa is an Obama state. The President and his allies have a massive grassroots operation there. But Republican Joni Ernst has managed to make this race a real barn-burner. The Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund has operatives and volunteers on the ground in Iowa. It’s tough, but we can win this! Here are the very latest poll results from Iowa: http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2014/senate/ia/iowa_senate_ernst_vs_braley-3990.html

•    Finally, please keep in mind that this election is our very last chance to rein in Barack Obama. We need to take back the U.S. Senate. If we succeed and elect a GOP senate majority, Obama will be severely weakened. His Presidency will effectively be over. However, if we lose, Obama will look like "the comeback kid” and he will continue to destroy this country. Please help us stop Obama. Please make a generous donation to the Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund right now. https://secure.teapartypatriotscitizensfund.com/tppcf/contribute/HOU3516

That’s all for this week. Thanks for supporting the Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund!

Donate Now!

Sincerely,

Jenny Beth Martin Chairman

 

Help UKIP Get To Number One!

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Our celebrity member Mike Read, the former Radio 1 DJ, has written a brand new single especially for UKIP and we need your help to get it to the top of the pop charts.

First performed to great acclaim at our Party Conference in Doncaster, UKIP Calypso by The Independents needs to sell just 22,000 downloads to make it into the Top 30, or 28,000 to get into the Top 10.

Wouldn’t it be great if we could get this song into the charts and played on radio stations around Britain?

With more than 40,000 members and thousands more supporters we’re sure we can do this! It costs just 79p to download, 20p of which will go to UKIP.

Please click here to get listening and help take us to the top!

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Best wishes,

Nigel Farage

Leader of UKIP

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Biden could benefit from remedial education & Other Things You Need to Know This Week


On October 16th, Tea Party Patriots premiered our new documentary, The Border States of America, narrated by actor Nick Searcy. The documentary takes viewers from the Rio Grande Valley to towns across the country, telling the story of human smugglers and drug cartels who profit from Obama’s misguided immigration policies; of American citizens whose lives are put at risk; and the social and economic toll on our communities. If you missed it you can visit borderstatesofamerica.com to watch the film.  You can also check out Breitbart's coverage of the event here and see the rebroadcast on Saturday October 18th.
bsd.firetrench.com ftd.firetrench.com The documentary is a part of the Tea Party Patriots American Dream Challenge  which kicked off 30-days of community outreach challenge on October 5th.  The challenge is a call to action to all concerned citizens to bring prosperity back to our nation. The Challenge consists of 30-days of activities to allow any concerned American to get involved and make a difference. Click here for a calendar. Tea Party Patriots co-fonder Also as a part of the American Dream Challenge, we continued our Fall Training Series this week with a training on Getting out the Vote that you can watch here.  Remember to register for this week's installment on "Speaking the Language of Liberty" and the rest of our Fall Training Series here. Make sure you don't miss the article by Tea Party Patriots co-founder Jenny Beth Martin in the Hill this week about what Republicans need to do to get and keep the confidence of the American people. Be sure to stay up to date, visit our “Toolkits” to find out how to keep making a difference. Here are some other things you need to know this week.




New facts on illegal immigrants in America
A leaked Department of Homeland Security report reveals some startling facts about illegal immigrants in the U.S., showing just how harmful lax immigration law enforcement is to the country. According to the report, nearly 900,000 illegals with deportation orders are… Read More>

Americans don’t trust Democrats on immigration
A new Gallup poll shows voters trust Republicans more than Democrats when it comes to the immigration issue. The GOP, in fact, has a five-point lead over President Obama’s party, 47 to 42 percent. That’s a swing from last April,… Read More>

TPP premiers eye-opening documentary on illegal immigration
Thursday, October 16, Tea Party Patriots will released a new documentary, “Border States of America.” Narrated by actor Nick Searcy, the documentary takes viewers for a ride along the U.S-Mexico border and expose the many consequences of rampant… Read More>

Americans disapprove of how Obama is handling immigration
In a new Economist/YouGov survey conducted October 4-6, Americans disapprove of President Obama’s handling of immigration more than anything else. It seems the constant threats of executive action and daily politicization of the issue aren’t helping the administration after all…. Read More>

IN THE NEWS Jenny Beth Martin: A Mandate To Govern WATCH: TEA PARTY PATRIOTS LIVESTREAM PREMIERE OF NEW 'BORDER STATES' DOCUMENTARY Report: Joe Biden calls tea party ‘crazy’ CDC DIRECTOR: AFRICA'S 'POROUS LAND BORDERS' MADE EBOLA OUTBREAK WORSE

In Liberty, Tea Party Patriots National Support Team
 

Farmers get £62m annual boost as tractor weight and speed limits are increased

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Britain’s farmers are set for a bumper harvest as the government slashes red tape to boost tractor weight and speed limits, Transport Minister Claire Perry announced today.

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The government will cut outdated regulation to allow higher tractor speeds and heavier tractor and trailer combinations from spring 2015. The government will also develop detailed proposals for a roadworthiness test for tractors and trailers.

Claire Perry said:

“Britain’s farmers have long suffered under unnecessary regulation that simply has not kept up with today’s technology.

“These changes will mean farmers can carry more produce per journey, delivering benefits of almost £62m per year.

“Helping farmers is a crucial part of the government’s long term economic plan. The changes we are making will improve the capability of modern machinery and ensure the farming sector can thrive.”

The maximum combination weight limit for tractors and trailers will increase from 24.39 tonnes to 31 tonnes and will set a new effective speed limit of 25mph, up from 20mph, saving time and money. Tractors allowed to exceed 25mph will continue to be subject to tighter design and regulatory requirements.

The increase in combined weight means bigger tractors can pull trailers without sacrificing cargo to meet the top weight limit of both tractor and trailer. This will maximise the amount of produce transported in each journey.

The changes will result in farmers having to make fewer journeys on our roads and so reduce the risk of accidents.

This is part of a phased approach by the government to help the sector – there will be consideration of further increases in weight and speed limits and a roadworthiness test for some agricultural tractors and trailers by summer 2016.

Today’s announcement follows consultations which ran from November 2013 to January 2014. The responses will be published today along with the impact assessment and Government Response which covers both speed and weight limits. Existing limits will apply until the first round of changes come into effect in spring 2015.

The Border States of America Premieres Tonight

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Tonight is the national premiere of our new film, The Border States of America. We hope you will take part in the nationwide premiere!

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Starting at 8pm EDT we'll bring you a Livestream event with Jenny Beth Martin, The Border States of America host and star of Justified on FX - Nick Searcy, as well as several of the people who helped make this film a reality. Then we'll stream the film in its entirety.

Register here to receive your special link to watch the Livestream.

You don't want to miss this special event. Our team traveled along the border from the Rio Grande Valley in Texas to southern Arizona to find out what is really happening on our southern border. We spoke to border sheriffs, border patrol agents, ranchers, property owners, and law makers to bring you a first-hand look at what the mainstream media is failing to report and how this directly impacts you. When you see this film you'll understand why every state is now a border state.


"Every American who locks the house at night should care about this. The rest of you should keep your house open. Somebody might need something."
- Nick Searcy

“The lawlessness on the border must be stopped. Border States of America with Nick Searcy exposes the illegal activity that this Administration wants to ignore, but the American people cannot. It is a must see for anyone who wants to protect and defend their country.”
- Mark Levin


Find our more information about the film at www.borderstatesofamerica.com. Don't miss out tonight!

In liberty,
Tea Party Patriots National Support Team

NEW LAW TO PREVENT DOG ATTACKS

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A New Dog's Breakfast Law

Tough new legal powers to help prevent thousands of dog attacks every year will be given to police forces and local authorities from Monday. (October 20)

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For the first time, police and local authorities will be able to demand that owners take action to prevent a dog attack or risk fine of up to £20,000. If a complaint has been made about a dog to the council or police, its owners could be ordered to do any or all of the following:

· Attend dog training classes

· Muzzle the dog or require it to be on a lead in public

· Require the dog to be microchipped and/or neutered

· Repair fencing to prevent the dog leaving the property

Launched today, the Practitioners Manual will guide police forces and local authorities in the use of their new legal powers to prevent dog attacks.

Animal Welfare Minister Lord de Mauley said:

“Dog attacks are devastating for victims and their families which is why we are taking tough action against those who allow them to happen. Police and local authorities will now have more powers to demand that irresponsible dog owners take steps to prevent attacks before they occur. This is on top of the tougher prison sentences we introduced earlier this year for owners who allow their dogs to attack people and assistance dogs.”

The National Policing Lead for Dangerous Dogs, DCC Gareth Pritchard said:

“The Practitioners Manual gives police officers and other practitioners clear guidance on how to best implement the legislative changes, especially the early preventative measures such as Community Protection Notices, to help prevent more serious events occurring in the future. It also provides a platform to share good practice between police forces and partner agencies and it will form part of the ongoing training of Dog Legislation Officers across England and Wales”.

Earlier this year, legal changes were made to enable prosecution for a dog attack on private property and maximum prison sentences were extended to:

· 14 years, from two years, for a fatal dog attack.

· Five years, from two years, for injury.

· Three years for an attack on an assistance dog.

The new powers for authorities have also received the support of Royal Mail Director of Safety, Health, Wellbeing & Sustainability, Shaun Davis:

“Royal Mail campaigned for changes to the Dangerous Dog Act to ensure our postmen and women are protected when they enter private property including a customer’s garden. We are pleased that these further changes will help police forces and local authorities use their new legal powers to prevent dog attacks.”

Book Review – British Steam Locomotive Builders

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READ THE FULL REVIEW

The first reaction to the book is WOW!! The amount of work that has gone into collecting all of the information and packing it tightly into 704 pages is impressive and has built a book that no serious enthusiast or historian can afford not to add to their existing library of essential works. 350 builders have been identified and recorded and the text is supported by 541 illustrations and 47 diagrams. In the process, it is possible that a builder has been missed, or a rare locomotive escaped inclusion, but it does not seem very likely.

Even the most knowledgeable enthusiasts and historians will find some surprises when reading this book, it really is that comprehensive. It is one of those rare reference works where it will answer every question, if the readers only know enough to ask.

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Abolition of manorial rights ‘a blatant attack on property rights’, says CLA

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Time for the Justice Committee to run and hide

The CLA, which represents landowners, farmers and rural businesses, today (15 October) told the Justice Committee that the abolition of manorial rights would be a “blatant attack on property rights”.

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The organisation, invited to attend the Select Committee after submitting written evidence, was represented by CLA Senior Legal Adviser Roger Tetlow who stressed that the historic nature of these rights did not make them irrelevant.

Manorial rights apply to land formerly belonging to a manor, that has since become freehold. The owner of the manor, or Lord of the Manor, in many cases has retained these rights which relate to mines and minerals as well as sporting rights. However, before they can be exercised, the permission of the current landowner is needed.

Mr Tetlow said: “Abolishing manorial rights would be a blatant attack on property rights. They may be very old bits of legislation, but they are still relevant - antiquity does not necessarily equal irrelevance.

“Those who hold manorial rights have certain privileges, such as the entitlement to extract minerals from land within their boundary, but permission from the landowner is needed before any activity can take place. It is a co-operative process so it is not damaging.”

Landowners were required by the Land Registration Act 2002 to register their manorial rights and interests with the Land Registry within a10 year period ending in October 2013.

Mr Tetlow said: “There has been a recent flurry of interest due to many landowners leaving their applications to the eleventh hour, and the prominence of fracking in the newspapers. Manorial rights are not linked to fracking. We suggested that those applying to register their manorial rights should check the areas that they were registering and conduct a sifting process that excluded urban areas from their applications.”

In written evidence, the CLA criticised the Land Registry Notice sent to landowners to make them aware of the process, saying it caused confusion among recipients.

CLA President Henry Robinson said: “In many cases landowners misunderstood these notices, and believed that part of their landownership was being removed. In some cases landowners wrote to their MPs, leading to this inquiry.

“Opposition to this registration process has now declined since affected landowners received clearer information that registration of these rights did not materially affect their ownership rights.”