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Armed EPA Agents Visit Asheville Man
Family Security Matters ^ | June 6, 2012 | Alan Caruba

Posted on 06/06/2012 5:58:48 PM PDT by CaptainKrunch

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Obama enviro-nazis on the prowl intimidating private citizens.  Who would have dreamed this  kind of thing would be going on in the United States of America just a few short years ago.

 

1 posted on 06/06/2012 5:58:54 PM PDT by CaptainKrunch
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To: CaptainKrunch

One good thing about police states, they don’t last long.


2 posted on 06/06/2012 6:01:33 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Free Stuff or Freedom! You Decide 2012.)
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To: CaptainKrunch
Welcome to the USSA, comrade.

I used to think we won the Cold War. But we lost.

And the foreign enemies were just a diversion from the domestic enemies.


3 posted on 06/06/2012 6:02:19 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Cuba? North Korea? I won’t live that long.


4 posted on 06/06/2012 6:03:05 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: CaptainKrunch
In most locales in the U.S. the County Sheriff trumps everybody. It was that way by design.

If the Sheriff won't disrupt that sort of BS, elect another one who will.

5 posted on 06/06/2012 6:04:12 PM PDT by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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6 posted on 06/06/2012 6:05:59 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: CaptainKrunch

Why did he hang up to answer the door ? Thas jus dum.


7 posted on 06/06/2012 6:06:43 PM PDT by onona (So long Doc Watson, you were an inspiration.)
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To: CaptainKrunch

They are using intimidation. All the citizen had done was to ask: “Do you have Mr. Armendariz’s contact information so we can say hello?”

And there is only one way to beat this thuggery, and that is for many, many people to ask for contact information on officials, to overwhelm the ability of the agencies to respond with their intimidation tactics. A million people should do this.


8 posted on 06/06/2012 6:08:46 PM PDT by docbnj
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To: CaptainKrunch
Armed EPA agents? Am I the only one astounded at that?
9 posted on 06/06/2012 6:08:54 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (they have no god but caesar)
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To: CaptainKrunch

They are using intimidation. All the citizen had done was to ask: “Do you have Mr. Armendariz’s contact information so we can say hello?”

And there is only one way to beat this thuggery, and that is for many, many people to ask for contact information on officials, to overwhelm the ability of the agencies to respond with their intimidation tactics. A million people should do this.


10 posted on 06/06/2012 6:08:54 PM PDT by docbnj
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To: CaptainKrunch

FUEPA!


11 posted on 06/06/2012 6:10:02 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: CaptainKrunch

“Who would have dreamed this kind of thing would be going on in the United States of America just a few short years ago.”

Many have. It began as early as Ruby Ridge. Every POTUS since 1989 has been NWO.


12 posted on 06/06/2012 6:10:45 PM PDT by Psalm 144 ("I'm not willing to light my hair on fire to try and get support. I am who I am." - Willard M Romney)
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To: Travis McGee

We are armed some to the teeth.


13 posted on 06/06/2012 6:11:05 PM PDT by boomop1
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To: Travis McGee
"And the foreign enemies were just a diversion from the domestic enemies."

Oh, we got plenty of very real foreign enemies too.  I'm no where near that naive.

 

14 posted on 06/06/2012 6:11:58 PM PDT by CaptainKrunch (Freedom is what's fair.)
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To: elkfersupper
"In most locales in the U.S. the County Sheriff trumps everybody. It was that way by design.

If the Sheriff won't disrupt that sort of BS, elect another one who will."

Good observation/point.

 

15 posted on 06/06/2012 6:14:25 PM PDT by CaptainKrunch (Freedom is what's fair.)
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To: the invisib1e hand

No. This government is out of control. We are living on marked time if we allow it to continue.


16 posted on 06/06/2012 6:22:11 PM PDT by formosa (Formosa)
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To: the invisib1e hand
Armed EPA agents? Am I the only one astounded at that?

Nope. I was scrolling through the thread hoping above all else that I would not be the first to mention it. Thank you.

17 posted on 06/06/2012 6:23:09 PM PDT by douginthearmy (Obamagebra: 1 job + 1 hope + 1 change = 0 jobs + 0 hope)
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From the article:

What had he done?

Keller, who describes himself as “a bit of a political activist” had emailed the EPA Director of External Affairs, Dr. David Gray, saying “Hello Mr. Gray. Do you have Mr. Armendariz’s contact information so we can say hello?”

That was enough to dispatch two armed agents to his front door. He was told by one agent that “.my choice of words in the email could be interpreted in many ways.” They did not identify themselves, but asked if he had ever been arrested. He responded swiftly that he had not. When he asked for a copy of his email, they refused to provide it because “the case was still under investigation.”

His wife arrived home and the agents did not want a witness so “They left in a big hurry.”

The Ashville Tribune by Catherine Hunter quoted Keller who described their attitude as “accusatory” reporting that he compared “their tactics to those of Nazi Germany SS methods.”

Keller contacted the agent’s supervisor, Michael Hill, and was told that the incident with Dr. Armendariz “had prompted so many emails and calls that authorities in Washington, DC ordered an investigation.”

Keller’s email inquiry to contact Dr. Armendariz was treated as a threat when it clearly was not. Since when is trying to contact an EPA administrator a crime?

“I want the world to know,” said Keller, “the government is reaching into the privacy of our homes and computers. I’ve never been so offended by the power of government in my life.”


18 posted on 06/06/2012 6:24:31 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: Travis McGee

“Welcome to the USSA, comrade.”

I’ve always said that, since the fall of the Iron Curtain, it’s extremely ironic that we(US) have now become the biggest proponent of socialism/communism in the world. Goes to show that we are the only blocking point to one-world socialism/communism. Reagan said it, we are the last, best hope.


19 posted on 06/06/2012 6:27:13 PM PDT by izzatzo (Just beat Obama.)
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To: the invisib1e hand

I am astounded too. EPA policemen? Outright fascism, brought to you by your friendly neighborhood demoRat.

Blessings, Bobo


20 posted on 06/06/2012 6:28:50 PM PDT by bobo1
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To: the invisib1e hand
Am I the only one astounded at that?

Don't be, just about every Federal Agency has the power to go packing heat.

21 posted on 06/06/2012 6:30:39 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: the invisib1e hand

“Armed EPA agents? Am I the only one astounded at that?”

Astounding it is; but, it’s preparation for a total police state; and, that’s what the 2nd Amendment is for. As Allen West said, they’re testing us.


22 posted on 06/06/2012 6:31:53 PM PDT by izzatzo (Just beat Obama.)
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To: CaptainKrunch
Obama enviro-nazis on the prowl intimidating private citizens.

I believe it was W who approved of federal agencies having their own police forces, and it was Nixon who signed the EPA into existence with an executive order.

23 posted on 06/06/2012 6:32:33 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: douginthearmy

“Our Gang” kids would have let the air out of their tires. Makes the departure somewhat less that spectacular, and downright awkward. LOL Where are they today?


24 posted on 06/06/2012 6:33:02 PM PDT by healy61
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To: CaptainKrunch
Waiting for the bootlickers to arrive in defense of the EPA and the "police officer" telling us this was all in the name of public safety.......................
25 posted on 06/06/2012 6:33:02 PM PDT by Repeat Offender (While the wicked stand confounded, call me with Thy Saints surrounded)
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To: douginthearmy

“Our Gang” kids would have let the air out of their tires. Makes the departure somewhat less that spectacular, and downright awkward. LOL Where are they today?


26 posted on 06/06/2012 6:33:08 PM PDT by healy61
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To: the invisib1e hand
Armed EPA agents? Am I the only one astounded at that?

Fish and Wildlife agents are armed. IRS agents and bank examiners can be and are in many instances.

In addition, every federal alphabet agency has a SWAT team.

27 posted on 06/06/2012 6:33:08 PM PDT by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: CaptainKrunch

Around here a Border Patrol agent was going over 50 mph on a dirt road and almost hit a rancher’s son on a horse. The rancher called the BP to complain and during the conversation said that this had to stop or someone was going to get hurt. The BP decided that that was a terroristic threat.


28 posted on 06/06/2012 6:36:24 PM PDT by tiki
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To: CaptainKrunch

This needs to be dealt with at the ballot box...They could not do this without the OK of the local sheriff department! Sadly here in SC the good old boy GOP’ers have gotten most of the challengers to incumbents kicked off the ballot.


29 posted on 06/06/2012 6:41:12 PM PDT by jakerobins
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To: jakerobins

who says they asked the sheriff’s permission?


30 posted on 06/06/2012 6:51:47 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Let me ABOs run loose Lou!)
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To: CaptainKrunch
 
 
 
Warrant? No? Subpoena? No? The name and contact info for your direct supervisor. Now get off of my property.
 
 
 

31 posted on 06/06/2012 6:56:56 PM PDT by lapsus calami (What's that stink? Code Pink ! ! And their buddy Murtha, too!)
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To: tiki

Someone’s going to get hurt...like the guy’s kid on a horse, for crying out loud. What maroons.


32 posted on 06/06/2012 7:08:11 PM PDT by ntnychik
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To: CaptainKrunch

Many local Police Departments use the same intimidation tactics with seatbelts. I am offended any time the government uses it’s taxpayer financed armed thugs to coherce citizens to behave.


33 posted on 06/06/2012 7:17:55 PM PDT by DariusBane (People are like sheep and have two speeds: grazing and stampede)
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To: CaptainKrunch
EPA agent


34 posted on 06/06/2012 7:38:31 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Congrats to Ted Kennedy! He's been sober for two years now!!)
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To: izzatzo
>>As Allen West said, they’re testing us<<

Of course they're testing us. TSA groping our elderly, our children and all we can do is stand by in utter disgust and amazement under threat of arrest.

Think about it, why would the TSA search a little boy or an 80yr old lady, a man confined to a wheelchair.

Testing the publics tolerance.

35 posted on 06/06/2012 7:45:43 PM PDT by servantboy777
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To: docbnj

Video cameras with sound are quite the weapon these days.


36 posted on 06/06/2012 7:48:46 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: CaptainKrunch

Isn’t interesting that all these non-military and non-police bureaus and departments are all of a sudden coming up with SWAT teams and armed enforcement branches.


37 posted on 06/06/2012 7:49:12 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (There's a pill for just about everything ... except stupid!)
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To: the invisib1e hand

“Armed EPA agents? Am I the only one astounded at that?”

They can’t be. The lead in ammunitions is bad for the environment.


38 posted on 06/06/2012 7:49:32 PM PDT by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

It was a PD, not a sheriff’s deputy.


39 posted on 06/06/2012 7:50:20 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: RetiredTexasVet

This is not going to end well.


40 posted on 06/06/2012 7:53:55 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: CaptainKrunch

It’s time for tar and feathers to come back into vogue


41 posted on 06/06/2012 8:05:06 PM PDT by Colorado Doug (Now I know how the Indians felt to be sold out for a few beads and trinkets)
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To: Psalm 144

Nixon, J. Carter and the Senior Bush were/are also members of the Trilateral Commission. It goes back further than Reagan.


42 posted on 06/06/2012 8:23:03 PM PDT by warchild9
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To: Moonman62
and it was Nixon who signed the EPA into existence with an executive order.

Serious question...

Does that mean that the EPA can just as easily be eliminated by "Executive Order?"

If not, why not?

43 posted on 06/06/2012 9:16:57 PM PDT by publius911 (Formerly Publius 6961, formerly jennsdad)
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To: Psalm 144

NWO has picked Romney for us too, just as they picked McCain.


44 posted on 06/06/2012 9:23:51 PM PDT by CPO retired
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To: Travis McGee
W T F, did you run out of ammo???

I'll bring you some, pal ........................... FRegards

45 posted on 06/06/2012 9:29:33 PM PDT by gonzo ( Buy more ammo, dammit! You should already have the firearms ... FRegards)
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To: Jim Robinson

What if they show up with a bunch of warrants to identify various FReepers?

There was a thread recently about a minister being sentenced to two years for advocating spanking for children. Some of the comments following could well be interpreted as having supported him. What if they start coming after us?

A little paranoid? In what the United States is becoming, you bech’ya.


46 posted on 06/06/2012 9:34:12 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: onedoug

So much is said in jest or semi jest that it’s difficult to take seriously. That said, that could be characterized as plotting widespread disobedience of the law, but again how do our lefty pals in their Occupy camps get such a pass? Surely all these fine cities were not so lacking in vision as to ban (in vain) the encampments that were, or are, there?


47 posted on 06/06/2012 9:54:22 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Let me ABOs run loose Lou!)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

The wife thinks I’m drinking a little to much wine ‘er I go. But in such times.... Someone commented earlier in another thread, ‘To think that I’ve thought like this in America thirty years ago...’ or something to that effect.


48 posted on 06/06/2012 10:18:36 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: the invisib1e hand

That caught my attention too. Having been involved in EPA matters down to local environmental agencies I never heard of such authority. The fact the goons left when the wife was present indicates there is some other force involved outside of EPA.


49 posted on 06/06/2012 10:23:22 PM PDT by noinfringers2
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To: Repeal The 17th
“Hello Mr. Gray. Do you have Mr. Armendariz’s contact information so we can say hello?”

Dr. Armendariz?

The guy who compared EPA enforcement to..."

“It is kind of like how the Romans used to conquer the villages in the Mediterranean — they’d go into a little Turkish town somewhere and they’d find the first five guys they saw and they’d crucify them. Then that town was really easy to manage for the next few years.”

50 posted on 06/06/2012 11:41:04 PM PDT by Tex-Con-Man (T. Coddington Van Voorhees VII 2012 - "Together, I Shall Ride You To Victory")
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