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Austin Government Officials Seize Manís Home because he had a Bunker
Off Grid Survival ^ | 5/8/12

Posted on 05/09/2012 9:04:17 AM PDT by Kartographer

Early one Saturday morning, 70-year old retired Air Force reservist and former state employee Joe Del Rio was awoken by a knock on his front door. It was the city of Austin’s local code enforcement team. One of the agents told Mr. Del Rio that he needed to speak to him right away.

After getting dressed Mr. Del Rio went and opened his front door. He was immediately bum rushed by the Austin Police Department’s SWAT Team and then detained and interrogated for over 10 hours.

What was this 70-year old mans crime?

It seems that the Mr. Del Rio had an underground bunker, and apparently in Austin, Texas that enough to have the SWAT team storm your home and hold you at gun point.

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TOPICS: Government; Military/Veterans
KEYWORDS: donutwatch; preppers; swat
If this can happen in Texas it can happen anywhere in the US.
1 posted on 05/09/2012 9:04:27 AM PDT by Kartographer
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To: Kartographer
Elsewhere in Texas, we call them tornado shelters, and store canned goods and root veggies in them.

/johnny

2 posted on 05/09/2012 9:06:58 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Kartographer
We are not a free people living in a free society. We are a managed people with government minders.
3 posted on 05/09/2012 9:08:02 AM PDT by Obadiah (Resist we much!)
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To: Kartographer

Is this true? If it is, we are at a point where even Law Enforcement in this country cannot be trusted - anywhere.


4 posted on 05/09/2012 9:08:48 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Kartographer

Choo...


5 posted on 05/09/2012 9:10:07 AM PDT by allmost
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To: Kartographer

Calling Alan Dershowitz, calling Alan Dershowitz..


6 posted on 05/09/2012 9:10:18 AM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: Kartographer

Rick Perry allowed this? Don’t tell me he’s gone statist as well.


7 posted on 05/09/2012 9:10:53 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Some day our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: Kartographer

This...........is un-f**king-believable.


8 posted on 05/09/2012 9:12:26 AM PDT by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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To: Kartographer

The mistake Mr. Del Rio made was when he told or showed someone else what he had built under his home.


9 posted on 05/09/2012 9:13:40 AM PDT by MeganC (No way in Hell am I voting for Mitt Romney. Not now, not ever. Deal with it.)
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To: Kartographer

“interrogated for 10 hours”.......Hmmmm this stinks of Janet “the greatest threat to the USA is right wing militias” Napolitano.


10 posted on 05/09/2012 9:14:02 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Some day our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: Gaffer

See post:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2881689/posts


11 posted on 05/09/2012 9:14:45 AM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

There has got to be more to the story than that.

My gut tells me something is missing. I don’t doubt this man was wronged in a huge way and needs to be compensated generously.

But this is the stuff conspiracy is made of.


12 posted on 05/09/2012 9:15:03 AM PDT by Tenacious 1 (With regards to the GOP: I am prodisestablishmentarianistic!)
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To: Kartographer

I saw video of this on TV. He is in a neighborhood and was digging under adjacent property.
The were no support structures in place, and it was in threat of collapse.
I’m not endorsing the city of Austin’s action. The man is suing to get his property back.


13 posted on 05/09/2012 9:15:03 AM PDT by evets (beer)
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To: Kartographer

I’d like to know how they found out he had a bunker? If I had one, nobody would know.

The door to it would be covered with a carpet and a desk (or something else) would be placed on top. That’s how it would stay unless I were down there doing something.


14 posted on 05/09/2012 9:15:24 AM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: Gaffer

While Americans were sleeping or being caught up in sports or other things, the man in the white house has been busy passing unjust laws such that the power of our government to do almost anything it wants to anybody have been put into place. It is as potentially as bad as communism.

Vote wisely this year...or else...


15 posted on 05/09/2012 9:15:43 AM PDT by magdalen
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To: Kartographer

No prob. It didn’t happen in Texas. It happened in People’s Republic of Austin.


16 posted on 05/09/2012 9:15:46 AM PDT by Erasmus (BHO: New supreme leader of the homey rollin' empire.)
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To: Kartographer

Well, at least they didn’t kill his dog.

BTW this Austin, a liberal fascist entity. Don’t judge the rest of Texas by it.


17 posted on 05/09/2012 9:16:22 AM PDT by Blado (CROSS OVER AND VOTE FOR KIETH JUDD IN THE PRIMARIES -- he's more qualified for the office than Bambi)
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To: Kartographer

It’s not Texas, it was the city of Austin. While technically found IN Texas, Austin is more like Berkley, CA than anyplace else.


18 posted on 05/09/2012 9:16:41 AM PDT by risen_feenix
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To: Kartographer

Tom Menino just read this and had an orgasm.


19 posted on 05/09/2012 9:17:02 AM PDT by pabianice
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To: evets

I would say that the man was wrong to have gone as far as his neighbour’s property line. He should have stayed well away from that.

His neighbour probably saw his yard sink and called the city about it.


20 posted on 05/09/2012 9:17:14 AM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: Tenacious 1

See post:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2881689/posts


21 posted on 05/09/2012 9:17:34 AM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Gaffer
"..we are at a point where even Law Enforcement in this country cannot be trusted - anywhere."

Hmmmm...Where have you been fr the past several years? That point was passed years ago...

22 posted on 05/09/2012 9:18:01 AM PDT by SuperLuminal (Where is another agitator for republicanism like Sam Adams when we need him?)
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To: Kartographer
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23 posted on 05/09/2012 9:18:06 AM PDT by Chance Hart
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
Rick Perry allowed this? Don’t tell me he’s gone statist as well.

This had nothing to do with State Government. This was the City of Austin playing Nazi. Texas is conservative but Austin is as liberal as any city in California! If this really went down as described, Austin will lose their ass in court.

24 posted on 05/09/2012 9:18:42 AM PDT by cpdiii (Deckhand, Roughneck, Mud Man, Geologist, Pilot, Pharmacist. THE CONSTITUTION IS WORTH DYING FOR!)
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To: evets

I suspected there was a catalyst for the invasion.

Tunelling into an adjacent property and undermining structural foundations could create some consternation among neighbors and building officials.

Still, there seems to be a radical element here that has gone way overboard.

I suspect they siezed his property because he was unable to pay the $90K to fill in the hole.


25 posted on 05/09/2012 9:19:59 AM PDT by Tenacious 1 (With regards to the GOP: I am prodisestablishmentarianistic!)
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To: Gaffer

We have long since passed the point where law enforcement can be trusted unequivocally. To great extent, LEO’s at all levels have become just another street gang.

The cop is not your friend


26 posted on 05/09/2012 9:20:06 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (I like Obamacare because Granny signed the will and I need the cash)
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To: Kartographer

I knew a student in grad school who imo was a Communist. Some of the other students told me his Brother was a flat out Hippie, Commune Living, Radical Marxist.

Of course he lived in Austin.


27 posted on 05/09/2012 9:20:06 AM PDT by yarddog
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To: Kartographer

Well now I know what alex jones will be yammering and stammering about all day today... and next week too...


28 posted on 05/09/2012 9:25:03 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Right on the button! Probably the Justice Dept/FBI are pushing local law enforcement to “look into” people with bunkers because according to libs you are a threat.

I am saying this because I was flipping channels a little while ago and flipped past C-SPAN....and Maxine Waters was asking questions at a hearing for the FBI director. Asking why they are looking into racial groups like New Black Panthers(which are hanging around Cynthia McKinney) and not looking into Militia’s.


29 posted on 05/09/2012 9:25:45 AM PDT by jakerobins
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To: SuperLuminal
I've been right here since 1998. There are LEOs and LEO-connected FReepers here who can expound on how they shouldn't be painted with a broad brush.

My decades-long realization that they may all be tainted has come slow. It is only with egregious examples like this which seems to point to this being an undeniable tragedy.

30 posted on 05/09/2012 9:27:38 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: GraceG
Needs to be more than just yammering and stammering about.

31 posted on 05/09/2012 9:51:12 AM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

“He’s following in his grandfadder’s Footschtaps...Footschtaps...Footschtaps!”


32 posted on 05/09/2012 9:54:19 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Jonty30
Probably airborne ground penetrating radar. It's now cheap and small enough to be put on tiny drones to ID landmines. More powerful, aircraft-mounted units have been around for quite a while now, to say nothing of satellite GPR. If you have a bunker, I guarantee someone knows about it. With kooks like Napolitano on the loose, every house with a basement foundation is probably in a database somewhere by now. There are obvious implications for those who would consider burrying weapons or items of value in advance of tyranny.
33 posted on 05/09/2012 9:58:18 AM PDT by Trod Upon (Obama: Making the Carter malaise look good. Misery Index in 3...2...1)
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To: Trod Upon

On another thread, somebody said they saw a video of this and that he had dug past the property line, that’s where I got that information from.

Unless it’s really important to question, I tend to take things at face value.


34 posted on 05/09/2012 10:06:55 AM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: Jonty30

The real story will be forthcoming, now that this version has gone viral, but this story ain’t it, as they say.


35 posted on 05/09/2012 10:22:26 AM PDT by RitaOK (Nevermind, Newt. Forget the convention. I'm trusting God for the rest.)
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To: Tenacious 1

Go to the pix in the link of post #11, a picture is worth a thousand words.

In pic#16 the caption mentions “east town lake citizens neighborhood association”

There is WAY more to this....


36 posted on 05/09/2012 10:58:22 AM PDT by WildHighlander57 ((WildHighlander57 returning after lurking since 2000))
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To: WildHighlander57

The statesman.com link, that is.


37 posted on 05/09/2012 11:02:42 AM PDT by WildHighlander57 ((WildHighlander57 returning after lurking since 2000))
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
Rick Perry allowed this?

Yes! In Texas, every local police action -- even traffic stops -- must be cleared with the governor's office before it can proceed.

38 posted on 05/09/2012 12:26:29 PM PDT by Constitutionalist Conservative (I'm a constitutionalist, not a libertarian. Huge difference.)
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To: Jonty30

Well if somebody called in about their yard sinking, that’s a horse of a different shade. But rest assured that buried structures are not hidden from any entity with access to airborne gpr.


39 posted on 05/09/2012 12:58:37 PM PDT by Trod Upon (Obama: Making the Carter malaise look good. Misery Index in 3...2...1)
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To: Kartographer
You want the framework behind everything Obama is doing?

Freedom From War, Publication 7277, State Dept. 1961.

Reducing nuke stockpile. Internal security forces - ie "we need a civilian military AS STRONG as ou military". Militarizing the police (SWAT). Cutting regular military down - a sizeable part of which is operating under UN command or fulfilling UN objectives. Disarming citizens. The latest UN small arms treaty crap. Destroying the last superpower by killing the economy and creating economic crises by printing money like water. Getting ready to Cyprus our 401k's into "government bonds" and private bank savings into "stock/equity in the bank" your money's in - worse than FDIC-insured. Not far fetched as he hates America, walked around for months with the Post-America book he was reading, has all national intelligence assets looking at anyone who is "anti-government" (anti-Obama) as a threat. (And in case you didn't know, Freedom From War, the UN treaties do not allow civillians to remain armed - which means confiscation, by force if necessary.)

Do not think they will not take your supplies as well, as these emergency orders will also allow them to take any of your property they need. Once they disarm you it won't be hard.

This is what it's all about. In its "Second Annual Report to Congress" (February 1963), the ACDA presented a simple graphic depiction (see top of next page) demonstrating its proposed three-stage disarmament process:

U.S. THREE-STAGE DISARMAMENT PLAN


40 posted on 03/30/2013 3:18:11 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Kartographer

Actually, IIRC, they seized his house ‘cause his bunker went under his neighbor’s land.


41 posted on 03/30/2013 3:25:32 PM PDT by Little Ray (How did I end up in this hand-basket, and why is it getting so hot?)
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