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Connection drawn between cattle roundup and BLM report
KLAS-TV ^ | April 17, 2014 | By Steve Kanigher

Posted on 04/18/2014 11:10:35 AM PDT by Jim Robinson

LAS VEGAS -- Supporters of Bunkerville rancher Cliven Bundy say the Bureau of Land Management may have impounded his cattle because of recommendations the agency made last month to preserve Gold Butte land Bundy has used without paying federal grazing fees.

The recommendations were included in a March 14 report -- just weeks before the roundup -- that addressed the Dry Lake Solar Energy Zone northeast of Las Vegas.

As part of a federal initiative to develop large-scale solar energy power plants in western states, the BLM began studying the potential harm these projects could do to surrounding environments.

Recommendations in the Dry Lake report included ways to preserve Gold Butte from further environmental degradation, even though it is 32 miles east of the Dry Lake area.

Gold Butte, which covers roughly 350,000 acres south of Interstate 15 near the Arizona border, was initially designated as an area of critical environmental concern (ACEC) by the BLM in 1998 as part of a land management plan for the Las Vegas area.

That plan prohibited grazing by domestic livestock in areas of critical environmental concern primarily as a way to preserve the desert tortoise, which the federal government considers a threatened species. At the time, Gold Butte’s assets were said to include cultural and historic resources, scenery and habitat for special status species such as the desert tortoise.

Last month’s report, titled Regional Mitigation Strategy for the Dry Lake Solar Energy Zone, had this to say about those assets on page 30:

“The resource values found in the Gold Butte ACEC are threatened by: unauthorized activities, including off-road vehicle use, illegal dumping, and trespass livestock grazing; wildfire; and weed infestation.”

Though not stated in the report, the only alleged trespass livestock grazing in Gold Butte has been tied to Bundy.

(Excerpt) Read more at 8newsnow.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; US: Nevada
KEYWORDS: blm; bundranch; bundy; govtabuse; nevada; reid
"One reason Gold Butte was singled out in the mitigation report was that research performed by the National Park Service for the Lake Mead National Recreation Area suggests “under future climate change, high-quality desert tortoise habitat will remain in the Gold Butte ACEC while most of the adjacent desert tortoise habitat in the national recreation area will decline and disappear.”
1 posted on 04/18/2014 11:10:36 AM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: Jim Robinson

“weed infestation”! Surely they can do better than that. If that’s the case then they better get to crack’n because there’s an awful lot of weeds to get rid of. Send ‘em my way. I got lots if weeds that need to be confiscated out of my flowerbeds...


2 posted on 04/18/2014 11:16:20 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: jsanders2001

“weed infestation”! Surely they can do better than that. If that’s the case then they better get to crack’n because there’s an awful lot of weeds to get rid of. Send ‘em my way. I got lots of weeds that need to be confiscated out of my flowerbeds...


3 posted on 04/18/2014 11:16:58 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: jsanders2001

Wouldn’t cattle grazing include the removal of weeds?


4 posted on 04/18/2014 11:27:12 AM PDT by OldNavyVet (Looking forward to November elections.)
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To: OldNavyVet

I’m sure these leftist bureaucrats would demand you stop using reality and logic right this instant!


5 posted on 04/18/2014 11:33:21 AM PDT by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: Jim Robinson

Thanks for posting the Global Warming part of this. It’s like an insidious virus, worming into every part of the land. And it’s ALL BOGUS.


6 posted on 04/18/2014 11:35:37 AM PDT by bboop (does not suffer fools gladly)
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To: Jim Robinson

http://www.westernjournalism.com/congressman-pens-letter-obama-blasting-lawless-blm/


7 posted on 04/18/2014 11:45:03 AM PDT by B4Ranch (Name your illness, do a Google & YouTube search with "hydrogen peroxide". Do it and be surprised.)
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To: All
A quick background as to why the BLM should not be harassing Cliven Bundy. This issue goes all the way back to the Confederation Papers, prior to the writing of our US Constitution.

Please remember that the Supreme Court has reversed more than 150 of earlier Supreme Court decisions on natural law. Is that what you would consider as someone being consistent and reliable in interpreting the Constitution?

The Resolution of 1780, "the federal trust respecting public lands obligated the united States to extinguish both their governmental jurisdiction and their title to land that achieved statehood."

In the Constitutional Convention of 1787, The Charter of Liberty contained these words, "The new Federal Government is an agent serving the states.", "The delegated powers are few and defined", "All powers not listed are retained by the states or the people", "The Resolution of 1780 formed the basis upon which Congress was required to dispose of territorial and public lands", "All laws shall be made by the Congress of the United States". (not agency bureaucrats!)

That should be sufficient for you to determine who all public lands belong to, hint - NOT the Federal Government!

"The Constitution is a written instrument. As such, it's meaning does not alter. That which it meant when adopted. it means now". So said the Supreme Court in South Carolina v United States in 1905

Articles of Confederation, Article VI, clause 1 All engagements entered into before the adoption of this Constitution, shall be as valid against the United States under this Constitution, as under the Confederation. In Article IX "... no State shall be deprived of territory for the benefit of the United States."

Formation of a "more perfect union" does not absolve that union of prior engagements, including those obligations establish by the resolution of 1780 and the Articles of Confederation.

Our government system is established by compact, not between the Government and the State Governments but between the States as Sovereign Communities. By James Madison 1821 (This is what make the County Sheriffs the highest law enforcement officer in that County and gives him/her the authority to tell the BLM, the FBI or any other Federal Agency to get out of the County or they will be arrested and jailed.)

What I have written here is but a short piece of the process that the Founder went through to establish our Constitution and system of government.

Please view these videos and see if they don't change your mind about whether or not Cliven Bundy is in the wrong by defying the BLM.

1of3 Stephen Pratt speaking to Sheriffs at WSSA conference

2of3 Stephen Pratt speaking to Sheriffs at WSSA conference

3of3 Stephen Pratt speaking to Sheriffs at WSSA conference

Here's one that shows why the Sheriff of Clark County is duty bound to keep the BLM and all Federal agents from arresting Cliven Bundy.

Steven Pratt, Bound by Oath to Support THIS Constitution,

8 posted on 04/18/2014 11:46:08 AM PDT by B4Ranch (Name your illness, do a Google & YouTube search with "hydrogen peroxide". Do it and be surprised.)
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Why the silence when our government points weapons at
Free American Citizens exercising their God given Rights?



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9 posted on 04/18/2014 11:46:29 AM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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“The most complete data is from the Beaver Dam Mountains. Woodbury and Hardy reported a tortoise population density of 150 per square mile in 1948. BLM reduced cattle grazing a few years later and eliminated cattle in 1970. Coombs reported a tortoise density of 39 per square mile in 1974. In these 26 years cattle use was reduced 100 percent and tortoise numbers were reduced 74 percent.

“These tortoises were doing so poorly a veterinarian, Dr. Jarchow, was consulted. He reported all six specimens were suffering from osteoporosis caused by a protein deficiency in their diet. Dr. Jarchow examined five specimens from the same mountains that shared their range with cattle. He reported these specimens were all healthy and well nourished.

“The historical record proves conclusively that tortoise thrive when cattle are on the range with them and without cattle grazing they are always malnourished and unhealthy and their numbers plummet.

http://www.vinsuprynowicz.com/?p=80


10 posted on 04/18/2014 11:50:00 AM PDT by B4Ranch (Name your illness, do a Google & YouTube search with "hydrogen peroxide". Do it and be surprised.)
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To: Jim Robinson

**WEEDS** in Nevada...?!?!?!!?!

Good God, this is WAY WORSE than I thought...!!!


11 posted on 04/18/2014 11:54:26 AM PDT by gaijin
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To: Jim Robinson

Ah, using the Climate Change hustle to harass Bundy.


12 posted on 04/18/2014 11:55:03 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Jim Robinson

http://www.infowars.com/harry-reid-calls-cliven-bundy-supporters-domestic-terrorists/

Senator Harry Reid (D-Beijing) referred to Bundy supporters as “Nothing more than domestic terrorists,” adding, “I repeat: what happened there was domestic terrorism.”

Reid was referring to the stand off on Saturday in Bunkerville where Bundy supporters, some of whom were armed, forced Bureau of Land Management agents to back down and release around 380 head of cattle belonging to Bundy that had been seized over the course of the previous week.

Reid claimed that Bundy viewed the United States as a “foreign government,” while accusing his supporters of goading violence.

“There were hundreds, hundreds of people from around the country that came there,” Reid said. “They had sniper rifles in the freeway. They had weapons, automatic weapons. They had children lined up. They wanted to make sure they got hurt first … What if others tried the same thing?”

Despite Reid’s characterization of Bundy supporters as “domestic terrorists,” the only violence metered out during the dispute was when BLM agents tasered and assaulted Bundy supporters during an incident on April 9.

No matter where you stand on the Bundy issue, Reid’s characterization of American protesters as “domestic terrorists” is chilling and a massive backlash is almost certain to follow.
It also fits the narrative that the federal government has been pushing for years through literature such as the MIAC report, which framed Ron Paul supporters, libertarians, people who display bumper stickers, people who own gold, or even people who fly a U.S. flag, as potential terrorists. In 2012, a Homeland Security study was leaked which characterized Americans who are “suspicious of centralized federal authority,” and “reverent of individual liberty” as “extreme right-wing” terrorists.

Reid attracted controversy earlier this week when he promised that the BLM’s fight with Bundy was “not over”. The Nevada Senator was hit with accusations of cronyism after his former staffer Neil Kornze was confirmed as the new BLM director earlier this month.

Reid is obviously angry after his complicity in the siege against the Bundy family was exposed and became a viral story. Although many news outlets claimed this issue was “debunked,” Reid’s involvement in a solar farm just 35 miles from Bundy’s ranch is documented. Archived files which were deleted from the BLM’s own website confirm that confiscating Bundy’s cattle was necessary in order to clear the way for lucrative solar deals with transnational corporations.


13 posted on 04/18/2014 11:57:01 AM PDT by alloysteel (Selective and willful ignorance spells doom, to both victim and perpetrator - mostly the perp.)
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To: Jim Robinson
Bttt.

5.56mm

14 posted on 04/18/2014 11:57:29 AM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: gaijin

Gotta protect the weeds by getting rid of the cattle.


15 posted on 04/18/2014 12:20:13 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: gaijin

“Weed” is a protect crop here in Northern California also. The feds mainly steer clear to protect their lives.


16 posted on 04/18/2014 12:22:05 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: alloysteel
Senator Harry Reid (D-Beijing) referred to Bundy supporters as “Nothing more than domestic terrorists,” adding, “I repeat: what happened there was domestic terrorism.”

I can't recall an prior instance of a US Senator injecting himself into a federal standoff.

During the Ruby Ridge standoff, the Waco siege, or the showdown with the Montana Freemen, the senators of those states were silent.

We're hearing from Dingy Harry about every day now, and not on the side of his constituents. He must be the driving force behind this, and whenever he opens his yap, it's to whine about armed opposition.

17 posted on 04/18/2014 12:35:25 PM PDT by Spirochete (Does the FedGov have the attributes of a legitimate government?)
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To: Jim Robinson

Better late than never on the MSM’s part.

We’ve known this for how many days now???


18 posted on 04/18/2014 12:48:27 PM PDT by logi_cal869
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To: Jim Robinson

Just think. All that farting around at Bundy’s ranch by the BLM tripled the flatulence going on in the Nevada desert. That can’t be good for Algore’s ozone layer.


19 posted on 04/18/2014 12:53:14 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: JennysCool

RANCHERS VS THE FED

KELLY AND REPORT BY DENNIS MICHAEL LYNCH

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=2Zd2SG6jXdo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=8ADdToI9Akw


20 posted on 04/18/2014 3:46:36 PM PDT by Dqban22
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To: Jim Robinson

All members of Congress shoudl be made to read the Constitution. THE LAW OF THE LAND
Right now we have a lawless tyranical regime...


21 posted on 04/18/2014 4:07:44 PM PDT by zzwhale
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