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Bombshell: Harry Reid behind Bundy cattle ranch scandal, according to purged documents
Biz Pac Review ^ | 4/12/14 | Joe Saunders

Posted on 04/12/2014 10:14:47 AM PDT by jimbo123

Amid the growing standoff between Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and the federal government, reports are growing that Senate Majority Harry Reid’s little-known ties to a Chinese solar energy giant could be playing a major role in the confrontation.

Reid, D-Nev., and his oldest son, Rory, a former chairman of the Clark County, Nev., County Commission, are both deeply involved in a plan by ENN Energy Group to build a huge solar farm in southern Nevada, according to a Reuters report from August 2012.

Land the Bundy family has been using for cattle ranching is getting in the way of that project, according to documents formerly posted on the Bureau of Land Management’s government website but since removed.

The acting director of the Bureau of Land Management is Neil Kornze, a former senior policy advisor for Reid.

Here is a screenshot of one crucial document from Google’s cache.

The most interesting line might be:

“Non-Governmental Organizations have expressed concern that the regional mitigation strategy for the Dry Lake Solar Energy Zone utilizes Gold Butte as the location for offsite mitigation for impacts from solar development, and that those restoration activities are not durable with the presence of trespass cattle.”

The federal government’s story so far is that the whole showdown is necessary for the protection of gopher tortoises.

(Excerpt) Read more at bizpacreview.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Nevada
KEYWORDS: alreadyposted; bundy; enn; federalappoval; foreigninterest; harryreid; mormon; neilkornze; nevada; nv; publicland; reid; repository; soldlandchinese; soldtochina; stateland; turtlelies

1 posted on 04/12/2014 10:14:47 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

While it wouldn’t at all surprise me, I’ve learned long ago that when the word “bombshell” is used ... it ain’t.


2 posted on 04/12/2014 10:18:08 AM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: jimbo123

Deep-fry his ass (if found guilty) by the solar panel.


3 posted on 04/12/2014 10:18:56 AM PDT by 353FMG
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To: jimbo123

Chinese solar energy giant + Reid = $$$$$$$$$$$$$$


4 posted on 04/12/2014 10:21:37 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; zot

Dirty Harry link to BLM ping He and his son brokering millions dollar deal with Chicoms.


5 posted on 04/12/2014 10:23:04 AM PDT by GreyFriar ( Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: jimbo123

There was another article which said it had to do with huge oil reserves. So is it oil or solar? Or both?


6 posted on 04/12/2014 10:27:17 AM PDT by mulligan (I)
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To: Vaduz

The same can be said about:

Wind turbines + politicians = $$$$$$$$$

Ethanol in gasoline + politicians = $$$$$$$$$

New type lightbulbs + politicians = $$$$$$$$$

Global warming theory + politicians = $$$$$$$$

And in each instance much of the $$$$$$$$ ends up in the pockets of the politicians.


7 posted on 04/12/2014 10:31:44 AM PDT by 353FMG
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To: RIghtwardHo
Akin to: “The louder he talked of his honor, the faster we counted our spoons.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson
8 posted on 04/12/2014 10:32:48 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: jimbo123
Reid, D-Nev., and his oldest son, Rory, a former chairman of the Clark County, Nev., County Commission, are both deeply involved in a plan by ENN Energy Group to build a huge solar farm in southern Nevada, according to a Reuters report from August 2012.

The plot sickens...

9 posted on 04/12/2014 10:36:02 AM PDT by GOPJ (When fascism comes it will come..with promises of a better world.The jackboots come later..-Shapiro)
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To: jimbo123
Raise your hands if you despise (I call it hate) this lowlife Harry Reid.  photo images_zps1d0dd431.jpg
10 posted on 04/12/2014 10:39:53 AM PDT by Kevin in California
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To: mulligan
There's also stories about it having to do with water rights. Supposedly the feds are using eminent domain to buy up land that has water rights. Then they strip the land of its water rights (which they keep for themselves) and then sell the land back to suckers.

Nevada is a microcosm of the US: A bunch of Californians moved in because of the cheap housing; people who have no connection with the history or mindset of Nevadans. These people now outnumber the original Nevadans. They will want their water and their oil and their solar power and they won't give two beans about what happens to the original farmers, ranchers, and settlers.

This is partly due to the comparatively liberal attitudes of the newcomers. But it is also partly due to the "conservatives" who made Nevada such a great business environment that it enticed so many people to move there.

In any case, so long as the neon lights stay on and the shrimp cocktails remain chilled in Vegas they'll be happy.

11 posted on 04/12/2014 10:40:06 AM PDT by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: 353FMG

Agree 100% they have been exposed and the MSM is owned I think the election is already fixed $$$$$$$$ works in D.C.


12 posted on 04/12/2014 10:40:10 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: GOPJ
spotlight needed on the land deal with Chinese
13 posted on 04/12/2014 10:41:30 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: jimbo123; COUNTrecount; Nowhere Man; FightThePower!; C. Edmund Wright; jacob allen; Travis McGee; ..

Nut-job Conspiracy Theory Ping!

To get onto The Nut-job Conspiracy Theory Ping List you must threaten to report me to the Mods if I don't add you to the list...

14 posted on 04/12/2014 10:43:27 AM PDT by null and void (The British declared war on the Tea Party. The Tea Party won! (Thanks mom!))
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To: opentalk

It’s worth looking at... Starting to seem that lots of dems are crooks...Are the Chinese in on “medicare advantage” too?


15 posted on 04/12/2014 10:54:10 AM PDT by GOPJ (MSNBC reporters couldn't spot a criminal if he was at the company Christmas party.)
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To: null and void
Reid’s involvement will also be crucial for obtaining a federal waiver needed for the development to happen — the 5,400 acres under scrutiny are part of 9,000 acres conveyed to Clark County by the Colorado River Commission in 2007. County documents say the 5,400 acres are encumbered by a patent restriction that limits development “which must be waived or modified by the federal government to allow the proposed (solar) development.”http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3143691/posts

interesting, this needed Federal approval, selling public land to a foreign interest....MSM not covering

16 posted on 04/12/2014 10:59:28 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: opentalk

bttt


17 posted on 04/12/2014 11:15:01 AM PDT by Dante3
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To: jimbo123
“Non-Governmental Organizations have expressed concern that the regional mitigation strategy for the Dry Lake Solar Energy Zone utilizes Gold Butte as the location for offsite mitigation for impacts from solar development, and that those restoration activities are not durable with the presence of trespass cattle.”

Smoking Gun!!

I don't know which Freeper snatched this & the maps before they were scrubbed, but good work!

18 posted on 04/12/2014 11:20:58 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: TexasCajun

I think so too. But if that ain’t a run-on sentence....

Too bad for us though there are not enough cajones in Congress to motivate anything beyond rhetoric.


19 posted on 04/12/2014 12:10:54 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: jimbo123; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; Impy; GOPsterinMA; randita; Sun; LdSentinal; ...

I suppose no one should be surprised.


20 posted on 04/12/2014 12:17:13 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (The War on Drugs is Big Government statism)
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To: null and void

Isn’t it interesting how the communists work? No wonder Harry isn’t complaining....He is as dirty as they come. It is why he is willing to see O continue on


21 posted on 04/12/2014 12:51:27 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: opentalk
spotlight needed on the land deal with Chinese

Too bad we don't have a free press - they could check this out...

22 posted on 04/12/2014 1:00:39 PM PDT by GOPJ (MSNBC reporters couldn't spot a criminal if he was at the company Christmas party.)
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To: jimbo123

Neil Kornze, Principal Deputy Director, Bureau of Land Management

23 posted on 04/12/2014 1:01:56 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: GOPJ

Hildy, the GOPe shill at FR says this is not about the deal, it’s about tortoises and the BLM ruining the Western States. So, we know how the GOPe wants to protect filthy Harry ‘Temple Recommend’ Reid.


24 posted on 04/12/2014 1:02:20 PM PDT by MHGinTN
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To: jimbo123

Pravda


25 posted on 04/12/2014 1:03:10 PM PDT by Busko (The only thing that is certain is that nothing is certain.)
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To: jimbo123

Well, well, well. The dots have connected in a circle around ol’ Harry.


26 posted on 04/12/2014 1:06:58 PM PDT by bgill
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To: mulligan

Stop oil, promote solar.


27 posted on 04/12/2014 1:09:00 PM PDT by mad_as_he$$
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To: jimbo123

Reid has opposed road building in national forests and supported setting aside 5.6 million acres in southern Nevada to protect the threatened desert tortoise.

More than 85 percent of Nevada is federally owned; there are 48 major mines and more than 179,000 active claims on that land. “The economy of rural Nevada is tied to the mining industry in a big way,” explains Alan Coyner, chief administrator of the Nevada Division of Minerals. The industry claims to generate 102,000 jobs and pump $9.6 billion annually into the economy. “If a punitive royalty is imposed that closes or doesn’t allow a bunch of mines to open,” says Coyner, “then you’ve got a bunch of unemployed Nevadans.”

Nevada’s Cortez Mountains, a rugged chain where Barrick Gold plans to excavate 6,750 acres of public land thought to contain 250 tons of gold. The delay of mining reform has been an unquestionable boon to the project, known as the Cortez Hills mine. If the House bill had become law, the site’s known reserves would generate as much as $450 million in royalties.

Until the next gold rush, Searchlight struggles to reinvent itself. A whorehouse is now a senior center. Near the lot where Reid’s childhood home once stood, a billboard advertises a casino. A subdivision for snowbirds that recently went up along Harry Reid Road sits largely vacant. It’s hard not to wonder what might have happened if more than a century of mining royalties had helped fund parks and sidewalks.

http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2009/02/harry-reid-gold-member?page=3


28 posted on 04/12/2014 1:13:18 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: jimbo123

As the agency’s Principal Deputy Director. Kornze oversees the agency’s management of more than 245 million acres of public land nationwide.

Before coming to the BLM, Kornze worked as a Senior Policy Advisor to U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.

Please politely share your concerns with Director Kornze– who, as a representative of the people– presumably looks forward to hearing from you…

BLM Washington Office
1849 C Street NW, Rm. 5665
Washington DC 20240
Phone: 202-208-3801
Fax: 202-208-5242
director@blm.gov


29 posted on 04/12/2014 1:14:36 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: jimbo123

There’s a $5 billion foreign energy project in the works, with Reid and his son directly involved, and his former go-to guy on development issues in the driver’s seat at the Bureau of Land Management.

And there’s an American citizen and cattle rancher standing in the way of federal agents armed with guns and the full power of the federal government behind them.

What could go wrong?

Neil Kornze’s Overview

Senior Policy Advisor at U.S. Senator Harry Reid

Education
London School of Economics and Political Science
Whitman College

Senior Policy Advisor
U.S. Senator Harry Reid
January 2003 – January 2011 (8 years 1 month)


30 posted on 04/12/2014 1:18:01 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: jimbo123
the endangered desert tortoise, a tortoise so “endangered” that their population can no longer be contained by the refuge constructed for them so the government is closing it and euthanizing over a thousand tortoises. The tortoises, the excuse that BLM has given for violating claims to easements and running all but one lone rancher out of southern Nevada, is doing fine. In fact, the tortoise has lived in harmony with cattle in the Gold Butte, Clark County Nevada for over a hundred years

http://danaloeschradio.com/the-real-story-of-the-bundy-ranch/

Yo got some essplaining to do Harry.

31 posted on 04/12/2014 1:18:25 PM PDT by McGruff (I wouldn't be surprised if Jeb Bush pulled a Charlie Crist)
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To: jimbo123

Harry Reid:

“Twenty years ago the Bureau of Land Management had a lower approval rating than the Internal Revenue Service. But they have done a good job of becoming more modernized.”

“Neil was born and raised in Elko County. He really does understand the role of rural America. He has a Master’s degree in International Relations from the London School of Economics. He has, as indicated here, spent a lot of time in my office.”

“he understands to develop policy in the Western part of the United States you have to have consensus. There is a lot of competing interest there and he understands that. And frankly, he and I have learned a lot of that together. You just can’t charge forward and do what you know is right because you may be wrong.”

http://www.reid.senate.gov/press_releases/20131217reid-remarks-on#.U0mfxSe9KSM


32 posted on 04/12/2014 1:23:00 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: jimbo123

President Obama has nominated Nevadan Neil Kornze to lead the Bureau of Land Management. Kornze has championed the administration’s plans to lease public lands for solar-energy projects.

Previously he worked for eight years as an aide to Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev).

Kornze’s boss, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, had this to say about him: “Neil has helped implement forward-looking reforms at the BLM to promote energy development in areas of minimal conflict, drive landscape-level planning efforts, and dramatically expand the agency’s use of technology to speed up the process for energy permitting.

Kornze played a key role in developing the Western Solar Plan, which established 17 low-conflict zones for commercial solar energy development and also identified lands appropriate for conservation, and the agency’s approval of 47 solar, wind and geothermal utility-scale projects on public lands, as a leader of the Department’s Renewable Energy Strike Team. When built, these projects [will] add up to more than 13,300 megawatts — enough electricity to power 4.6 million homes and support 19,000 construction and operations jobs. He also has been a leader in reforming BLM’s oil and gas program, including the upcoming launch of a nation-wide online permitting system that could significantly reduce drilling permit processing times, and in the bureau’s efforts to enhance and increase visitors to the diverse system of national conservation lands.

Press Here

33 posted on 04/12/2014 1:29:23 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: jimbo123

RICO, RICO, RICO.


34 posted on 04/12/2014 4:41:57 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: Clintonfatigued; fieldmarshaldj; GOPsterinMA

What about the Bunny Ranch? Has Harry been there?


35 posted on 04/12/2014 5:09:10 PM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: GOPJ
Starting to seem that lots of dems are crooks.

Starting ?

36 posted on 04/12/2014 5:10:30 PM PDT by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: jimbo123

Harry, call for you on the RED phone.


37 posted on 04/12/2014 6:40:19 PM PDT by bikerman
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To: GreyFriar

Thanks for the Dirty Harry ping.


38 posted on 04/12/2014 6:50:36 PM PDT by zot
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To: Impy

He’d have been charged for “assault with a dead weapon”.


39 posted on 04/12/2014 7:25:40 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: kcvl

Looks like the sort of guy who you could hand a shovel to, and confidently declare to be a Kornze-holer.


40 posted on 04/12/2014 7:56:52 PM PDT by Dr.Deth
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To: Popman

LOL - good point.


41 posted on 04/12/2014 7:59:48 PM PDT by GOPJ (MSNBC reporters couldn't spot a criminal if he was at the company Christmas party.)
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To: All; Clintonfatigued

MORE....

“[Reid] and his oldest son, Rory, are both involved in an effort by a Chinese energy giant, ENN Energy Group, to build a $5 billion solar farm and panel manufacturing plant in the southern Nevada desert. Reid has been one of the project’s most prominent advocates, helping recruit the company during a 2011 trip to China and applying his political muscle on behalf of the project in Nevada”

excerpt http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3143812/posts

Besides the $$, this helps Agenda 21, by reducing our food supply.


42 posted on 04/12/2014 10:13:50 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: Impy; Clintonfatigued; fieldmarshaldj

Well, Senator “Harrison Roberts” had whores and free rooms at DeNiro’s casino in “Casino”...


43 posted on 04/13/2014 5:25:32 AM PDT by GOPsterinMA (You're a very weird person, Yossarian.)
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To: jimbo123
"Harry Reid behind Bundy cattle ranch scandal, according to purged documents"

An ethical Nevada government would have purged reid long before now.
44 posted on 04/13/2014 5:28:34 AM PDT by clearcarbon
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To: jimbo123

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45 posted on 04/13/2014 9:58:52 AM PDT by rdb3 (Get out the putter, this one's on the green.)
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To: bgill

Well, well, well. The dots have connected in a circle around ol’ Harry.


But will the congressional chickens be too scared to roost on him?????


46 posted on 04/13/2014 10:04:11 AM PDT by Yaelle
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To: opentalk

Inteesting.


47 posted on 04/13/2014 9:23:54 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Impy

Harry go to the Bunny Ranch? I doubt it. He probably has his hookers sent to him via a high-end escort agency.


48 posted on 04/16/2014 3:14:18 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (The War on Drugs is Big Government statism)
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To: Clintonfatigued; GOPsterinMA

He looks like a perv, either he likes to slap girls around or he likes them to slap him around.


49 posted on 04/16/2014 3:49:47 PM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: Impy; Clintonfatigued

He looks like a voyeur - he likes to watch.


50 posted on 04/16/2014 4:22:09 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (You're a very weird person, Yossarian.)
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