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Nevada Cattle Rancher Wins 'Range War' With Feds
abc ^ | April 12, 2014 | Liz Field

Posted on 04/12/2014 10:50:43 AM PDT by Red Steel

A Nevada cattle rancher appears to have won his week-long battle with the federal government over a controversial cattle roundup that had led to the arrest of several protesters.

Cliven Bundy went head to head with the Bureau of Land Management over the removal of hundreds of his cattle from federal land, where the government said they were grazing illegally.

Bundy claims his herd of roughly 900 cattle have grazed on the land along the riverbed near Bunkerville, 80 miles northeast of Las Vegas, since 1870 and threatened a "range war" against the BLM on the Bundy Ranch website after one of his sons was arrested while protesting the removal of the cattle.

"I have no contract with the United States government," Bundy said. "I was paying grazing fees for management and that's what BLM was supposed to be, land managers and they were managing my ranch out of business, so I refused to pay."

The federal government had countered that Bundy "owes the American people in excess of $1 million " in unpaid grazing fees and "refuses to abide by the law of land, despite many opportunities over the last 20 years to do so."

However, today the BLM said it would not enforce a court order to remove the cattle and was pulling out of the area.

"Based on information about conditions on the ground, and in consultation with law enforcement, we have made a decision to conclude the cattle gather because of our serious concern about the safety of employees and members of the public," BLM Director Neil Kornze said.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; US: Nevada
KEYWORDS: alreadyposted; bhoblm; blm; bundy; cattle; harryreid; mormon; neilkornze; nevada; rancher; rangewars; whippedemagainjosie; whippedlikeapig
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1 posted on 04/12/2014 10:50:43 AM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel

Eye of the storm.


2 posted on 04/12/2014 10:52:29 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (FIGHT! FIGHT! SEVERE CONSERVATIVE AND THE WILD RIGHT!)
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To: Red Steel

BLM can easily change laws faster than people can find out about them. How many cows did the feds shoot?


3 posted on 04/12/2014 10:53:06 AM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: Red Steel
Great news.
4 posted on 04/12/2014 10:53:26 AM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Red Steel

Nothing has been won.

They have stolen much of his cattle, and taken the land he was using.

They will be back for the rest in the middle of the night one day.. once the pressure has died down.


5 posted on 04/12/2014 10:53:34 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (In America, we don't do pin pricks. But sometimes we elect them.)
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To: Red Steel

Shine the light on evil.....


6 posted on 04/12/2014 10:54:49 AM PDT by EXCH54FE (Hurricane 416,Feisty Old Vet !!)
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To: Psalm 144

Exactly, they will be back as soon as the publicity has calmed down.


7 posted on 04/12/2014 10:55:16 AM PDT by JLS
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To: Red Steel
Didn't take long after the link with Reid and the Chicoms was publicized for this to 'go away'.

/johnny

8 posted on 04/12/2014 10:55:37 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Red Steel

I guess the revelation that HReid was involved made them back off (it’s the only new tidbit that popped out in the last 24 hrs)

although... has the airspace been reopened?


9 posted on 04/12/2014 10:55:57 AM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: sten

Yeah, the real reason Harry Reid.


10 posted on 04/12/2014 10:59:12 AM PDT by Red Steel
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To: JRandomFreeper
Didn't take long after the link with Reid and the Chicoms was publicized for this to 'go away'.

The fact that this is so easy for people to believe shows you just how corrupt the government is perceived to be. Its not that the Repubs are innocent of this sort of thing its just that the Dems/Marxists shove it in the nations face at every opportunity and have a corrupt AG that ignores it all.

11 posted on 04/12/2014 11:01:02 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Red Steel

So, shortly after the video was released, the feds retreat. What a surprise.


12 posted on 04/12/2014 11:02:25 AM PDT by Former Proud Canadian (Cruz/Palin 2016)
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To: sten

Then the people’s militia out there needs to remain on site until the threat has palpably faded. The price of liberty is eternal vigilance. Remember-—the government never sleeps, and most citizens are rarely alert.


13 posted on 04/12/2014 11:02:58 AM PDT by huckfillary
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To: Red Steel

The BLM sounds Cattle Rustlers to Me.


14 posted on 04/12/2014 11:04:44 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Red Steel

This ain’t over. As I stated on another thread, the demand that the BLM relinquish their weapons was silly and was not met, and never will be. Now they’re going to release the cattle from what Bundy just said.


15 posted on 04/12/2014 11:05:13 AM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: huckfillary

Celebrating with a new Ruger Mini 14...If I can find one.


16 posted on 04/12/2014 11:05:18 AM PDT by samadams2000 (Someone important make......The Call!)
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To: Red Steel

It’s a long way from over. Did Bundy get a count on dead cows and calves, yet? The JBTs will be back; count on it.


17 posted on 04/12/2014 11:06:38 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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Yeah, the real reason Harry Reid.

Exactly. He and his crap offspring were hip deep in this and it came out.
18 posted on 04/12/2014 11:07:26 AM PDT by 98ZJ USMC
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To: Red Steel

Bundy should pay money if his cattle is grazing on government land.

Bundy doesn’t own the land.


19 posted on 04/12/2014 11:08:10 AM PDT by moviefan8
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To: Red Steel

Its just a competition yellow it aint over


20 posted on 04/12/2014 11:08:11 AM PDT by al baby (Hi MomÂ… I was refereeing to Obama)
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