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Harry Reidís land sale to gold mine is boon for him and opportunity for Searchlight
Washington Post ^ | July 5, 2014 | By Rosalind S. Helderman

Posted on 07/05/2014 11:22:00 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee

SEARCHLIGHT, Nev. — Harry Reid grew up in a shack in this dusty old gold-mining outpost in the middle of the desert.

As he rose to political power, he amassed personal wealth and began living part time in a condo in Washington. But he never stopped holding tightly to a gritty public persona grounded in his Searchlight roots — building a house here and keeping the town his official residence.

Along the way, a tiny town that thrived only briefly during a gold rush more than a century ago gained bragging rights as home to the most powerful man in the U.S. Senate.

But this month has brought a remarkable turn of events for Searchlight and its population of a few hundred: A new gold rush has reignited investor interest here. And Reid, whose land quite literally sat on a gold mine, has seized the opportunity to cash out of the town at the center of his political identity. . .

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


TOPICS: Extended News
KEYWORDS: corruptreid; harryreid; nv; reid

1 posted on 07/05/2014 11:22:00 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee
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To: Brad from Tennessee
a tiny town ... gained bragging rights as home to the most powerful man in the U.S. Senate.

Brag? I'd put a bag over my head.

2 posted on 07/05/2014 11:42:28 PM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: Brad from Tennessee

His way through law school was paid for by the Mormon Church and his first campaign contributions came from Joe Conforti, the owner of the Mustang Ranch Brothel.


3 posted on 07/05/2014 11:44:49 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: Brad from Tennessee

I am interpreting this to be that Harry knows he will no longer be the majority leader, and would like to cash out while he is still a powerful figure.


4 posted on 07/05/2014 11:49:17 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Mr. corrupt money under the table f,d another person.


5 posted on 07/06/2014 12:59:31 AM PDT by chiefqc
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To: Brad from Tennessee

I don’t believe he owned all 110 acres; a large portion is BLM mining claims that were sold.

from here: “ $1.75 million also includes water rights and rights to eight mining claims in Searchlight.”
http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/reid-sells-searchlight-home-moving-vegas

Two years ago, under the ‘use it or lose it’ law directed at large corporations holding claims, which Reid championed, it happens that small miners were affected also, have to physically visit and improve the claim annually, or pay hundreds of dollars per 20 acres in ‘maintenance fees.’ (it used to be $140 regardless of claim size). This could be avoided by patenting the claim, but there’s been a patent moratorium since 1994.

Considering the moratorium, $1.75 million for 110 leased government acres is exorbitant, even if it does include water rights, although I’d be happy to sell 220 acres at that price!

I wonder how many regulations the buyer will get a pass on - including the one that makes it illegal to cut down or disturb a joshua tree on public land, or disturb the underground bulbs that can go down some 30 feet.


6 posted on 07/06/2014 1:01:21 AM PDT by blueplum
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To: Brad from Tennessee

7 posted on 07/06/2014 1:18:17 AM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee
Stop Harry and Rory Reid and the BLM support Bundy
8 posted on 07/06/2014 1:39:15 AM PDT by Fear The People (When the government fears the people, you have LIBERTY.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee
harry reid and dog shit.
They are exactly the same. . . . . .
9 posted on 07/06/2014 2:42:03 AM PDT by DeaconRed (Why would ANYBODY want to be President after the mess ZERO is leaving?)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

This guy needs to be impeached too.


10 posted on 07/06/2014 2:57:03 AM PDT by ZULU (Impeach Obama NOW.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Amazing, not, that Reid gets the puff treatment from WaPo. Repubs involved in such land deals wouldn’t be treated so gently.


11 posted on 07/06/2014 3:38:59 AM PDT by RginTN
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To: RginTN

” As he rose to political power, he amassed personal wealth...”

Amazing that the Compost says that as though it is the most natural and ethical thing in the planet.


12 posted on 07/06/2014 4:02:17 AM PDT by aquila48
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To: RginTN

I wonder if there’s really any gold there or if this is just an excuse to funnel money to harry.


13 posted on 07/06/2014 4:07:11 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: aquila48

I noticed that too.

Objective Journalism and the Fifth Estate is dead. Now it’s just partisan hacks shilling for “their guy,” copy/pasting from various blogs that share their point-of-view.


14 posted on 07/06/2014 4:49:58 AM PDT by MDspinboyredux
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To: Brad from Tennessee

re: Harry Reid....I console myself with the sense that, the longer justice is deferred, the more gloriously final it will be.


15 posted on 07/06/2014 6:00:19 AM PDT by faszakutya
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To: blueplum

I’ve been down there and the area looks like prime desert tortoise habitat to me.


16 posted on 07/06/2014 6:40:19 AM PDT by 11x62
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To: faszakutya

Excellent attitude.


17 posted on 07/06/2014 6:55:47 AM PDT by doberville
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To: vette6387

Joe Conforti knew his whores well $$4$$$.


18 posted on 07/06/2014 7:06:44 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Man, the Democrat propaganda machine is really smearing on this “man of the people” schtick. First Hillary, then Chelsea, now Dingy. Next they’ll be telling us how Nancy Pelosi buys her groceries at Costco and sews all her own clothes from homespun.


19 posted on 07/06/2014 7:13:57 AM PDT by IronJack
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To: Brad from Tennessee

They need to turn the searchlight on Hawwy....


20 posted on 07/06/2014 7:27:37 AM PDT by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Reid is pathetic.


21 posted on 07/06/2014 7:36:07 AM PDT by Tau Food (Never give a sword to a man who can't dance.)
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To: vette6387

“his first campaign contributions came from Joe Conforti, the owner of the Mustang Ranch Brothel.”

Born in a small town called Searchlight located in the armpit of Nevada, he rose to become Madam of the U.S. Senate. Wow!


22 posted on 07/06/2014 7:37:19 AM PDT by haroldeveryman
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To: vette6387

“his first campaign contributions came from Joe Conforti, the owner of the Mustang Ranch Brothel.”

Born in a small town called Searchlight located in the armpit of Nevada, he rose to become Madam of the U.S. Senate. Wow!


23 posted on 07/06/2014 7:37:19 AM PDT by haroldeveryman
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To: DeaconRed

harry reid and dog shit.
They are exactly the same. . . . . .
= = = = = = = = = =
NOT being one myself - I would imagine there are scads of dog shiite lovers that would take mighty umbrage to having their favorite subject denigrated in this manner - being lowered to the level of one ‘Harry Reid’.

In a respect, how is this deal any different than any other Pol who ‘writes a book’ with a guarantee of millions of dollars and within a week the ‘pre pub sales(HA’) kick it into the NY SLIMES ‘best seller’ list’.
OR (a Pol putting his house up for ‘sale’ with a ‘close’ friend ‘buying’ it for almost 3 times the asking price, then taking a loss on the resale OR just lease it back to the Pol for ‘peanuts’.)

Two weeks later ALL the stores that were FORCED to stock it end up putting it in the ‘Bargain Basket’ and Amazon/ebay etal can’t ‘give it away’.

Yet, they get to parade them around ‘AT THE PUBLISHERS EXPENSE’ (US by the time the dust really settles)
and all the TAX DEDUCTIONS are claimed for a ‘Bad Business Deal’.

BO ‘claims’ to have written a few books.... All right, maybe a possibility BUT how can a person claim to be an ‘author’ when - when left on his own - can’t put 3 sentences together without ‘blowing his own horn’ or ‘blaming someone else for his short comings’, laced with thousands of ers and ahs etc etc etc ...

Didn’t Newt G ‘out’ ‘Fort Worthless’ Jim Wright on the ‘book deal’ and the people that were ‘invited’ to $1000 breakfast meetings with the ‘book’ being a bonus.
Naturally the ‘gift’ went as a ‘sale’ BUT wasn’t considered a gift cause one got a cup of coffee and a ‘stale cruller’, along with the book for the thousand bucks..

‘’’’such a deal’’’’

Like Judge Judy is wont to say

“UM ISN’T AN ANSWER”.


24 posted on 07/06/2014 8:04:00 AM PDT by xrmusn ((6/98)"Better to keep your enemies inside peeing out, rather than keep them outside, peeing in.".)
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