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DHS Raid Home To Seize Land Rover For Violation Of EPA Regulations
ConservativeByte.com ^ | July 29, 2014 | Unknown

Posted on 07/30/2014 11:57:04 AM PDT by Twotone

As part of its mission to “protect the Homeland,” the DHS has been busy seizing imported vehicles that don’t comply with safety and CO2 regulations.

Jennifer and Bill Brinkley were satisfied that their $60,000 dollar purchase of a Land Rover Defender on eBay complied with regulations because it fell into the exemption category of a vehicle 25 years or older.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: dhs

1 posted on 07/30/2014 11:57:04 AM PDT by Twotone
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To: Twotone

Some comissar’s future ride.


2 posted on 07/30/2014 11:58:54 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Twotone

Typical bureaucrat response: we don’t have enough to do so let’s go out and find some potential violations to enforce. Next up, J walking.


3 posted on 07/30/2014 12:00:01 PM PDT by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: Twotone

What if it were just a farm vehicle and you weren’t even planning on registering it?

Seriously, I would say it caught fire.


4 posted on 07/30/2014 12:05:19 PM PDT by Noamie
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To: Twotone

You have to live by the regulations of the state, live by them, shut up and enjoy that jack boot on your throat, it is there for your own good you foolish peasant!


5 posted on 07/30/2014 12:09:40 PM PDT by GraceG (No, My Initials are not A.B.)
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To: Twotone

Must be BS: Came from Infowars.

/s


6 posted on 07/30/2014 12:10:59 PM PDT by logi_cal869
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To: Pride in the USA; Stillwaters
" The Department of Homeland Security, created in the aftermath of 9/11, was tasked with the role of protecting America from terrorists, man-made accidents and natural disasters. However, the DHS has been turned into a national police force with a remit that extends from seizing websites for copyright infringement to confiscating fake NFL merchandise."

ping

7 posted on 07/30/2014 12:12:32 PM PDT by lonevoice (Life is short. Make fun of it.)
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To: Twotone

The DHS has become the president’s personal Gestapo.


8 posted on 07/30/2014 12:13:04 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (The cure has become worse than the disease. Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: Twotone

The DHS is the enforcement branch of the EPA ? Seriously ?


9 posted on 07/30/2014 12:14:36 PM PDT by so_real ( "The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.")
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To: Twotone

Well, ICE stands for Immigration and CUSTOMS Enforcement, so while this can be seen a pretty petty it does fall within the scope of their responsibilities.


10 posted on 07/30/2014 12:15:12 PM PDT by tanknetter
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To: Twotone

My Land Rover (loaded with all my assault weapons)slid off the ferry when we encountered a violent storm directly over the deepest part of the lake.


11 posted on 07/30/2014 12:16:19 PM PDT by Einherjar
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To: Twotone

Other sources say the vehicles were imported illegally.
BUT.

What DHS is doing: WHO expanded their mandate to include such actions beyond terrorist interdiction? I certainly did not authorize them...none of us did...

So who gave them this power?


12 posted on 07/30/2014 12:17:53 PM PDT by Adder (No, Mr. Franklin, we could NOT keep it.)
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To: Twotone

What are the chances that Jennifer and Bill Brinkley have not contributed to the Democrat Party?


13 posted on 07/30/2014 12:21:32 PM PDT by mj81
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To: Twotone

That’ll make a real nice technical for some DHS SWAT team when the time comes to start wiping out the peasants.


14 posted on 07/30/2014 12:22:38 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The man who damns money obtained it dishonorably; the man who respects it earned it." --Ayn Rand)
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To: Adder

You really don’t know a lot about DHS, do you?

The ICE component enforces Custom regs. If the vehicles were imported illegally it’s a Customs issue and ICE has proper jurisdiction. Always has.


15 posted on 07/30/2014 12:23:55 PM PDT by tanknetter
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To: Einherjar

Ah Ah, so you are responsible for the rising water levels, not global warming.


16 posted on 07/30/2014 12:28:07 PM PDT by Scrambler Bob
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To: tanknetter

Ah. Good point. I forgot the rolled ICE into DHS


17 posted on 07/30/2014 12:34:00 PM PDT by TalonDJ
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To: TalonDJ

The solution here is to declare that the Land Rovers were brought into this country as unaware minors and file a Deferred Action petition that will allow them to stay in the only country and homes they’ve ever known ...


18 posted on 07/30/2014 12:39:43 PM PDT by tanknetter
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To: Twotone
The Department of Homeland Security, created in the aftermath of 9/11, was tasked with the role of protecting America from terrorists, man-made accidents and natural disasters. However, the DHS has been turned into a national police force with a remit that extends from seizing websites for copyright infringement to confiscating fake NFL merchandise.

KGB-USA

19 posted on 07/30/2014 12:40:18 PM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINE http://steshaw.org/economics-in-one-lesson/)
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To: Adder
So who gave them this power?

Our King, King Obama's communists departments. That is the way dictatorships work.

20 posted on 07/30/2014 12:41:06 PM PDT by Logical me
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To: Einherjar

Were all your weapons inside?


21 posted on 07/30/2014 12:54:55 PM PDT by mykroar (This is an insult to the nation's intelligence and these days, that isn't easy.)
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To: GraceG

22 posted on 07/30/2014 1:09:59 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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To: Mouton
Typical bureaucrat response: we don’t have enough to do so let’s go out and find some potential violations to enforce.

As Beria told Stalin, "Show me the man, and I will show you the crime."

23 posted on 07/30/2014 1:12:41 PM PDT by Turbo Pig (...to close with and destroy the enemy...)
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To: Twotone
“Ve heard zhat you are breathing.
Breathing causes CO2 to be released.
BREATHING IS VERBOREN!

Take them away to the camp for violating the laws supporting the hoax!”

Arbeit macht frei!

24 posted on 07/30/2014 1:19:56 PM PDT by PATRIOT1876
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To: Twotone

A story about illegal gray market land rovers crops up about every 4 months. Usually it is ICE destroying them at the point of entry.

This one slipped through, but that great database, Ebay, enabled our gooberment to save us from the likes of Lucas and those evil Morris Garage minions.

My biggest question is who makes 60,000 dollar purchases on ebay from anonymous vendors?


25 posted on 07/30/2014 1:27:23 PM PDT by wrench
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To: UCANSEE2
That pic reminded me of this video clip:
Fear is freedom.
Control is liberty.
Contradiction is truth.
That is the reality of this world!
Listen well, you pigs in human clothing,
and submit to that reality!

26 posted on 07/30/2014 1:35:32 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Twotone

Just practice for when Obama says , I’m taking over


27 posted on 07/30/2014 1:36:07 PM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: Twotone
Hope it was Armed like the one James Bond car was BOOM!
28 posted on 07/30/2014 1:48:10 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Twotone

America, living life in tyranny.

Someone disagree. Please.


29 posted on 07/30/2014 2:40:15 PM PDT by subterfuge (Hey NSA snoop, get a real job you idiot!)
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To: tanknetter

Except it wasn’t ICE..it was another group. The articles didn’t mention ICE.


30 posted on 07/30/2014 3:52:58 PM PDT by Adder (No, Mr. Franklin, we could NOT keep it.)
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To: Adder
Except it wasn’t ICE..it was another group. The articles didn’t mention ICE.

"Vincent Picard, a spokesman for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, said authorities believe the cars were unlawfully brought into the U.S.

"ICE Homeland Security Investigations special agents served court-ordered seizure warrants on approximately 40 Land Rovers in various locations around the country," he said in an email. "The seizures are being made pursuant to an ongoing criminal investigation involving the unlawful importation of the vehicles from Great Britain. The Land Rovers, which do not meet federal safety or emission standards, cannot be lawfully operated in the United States.""

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31 posted on 07/30/2014 5:29:07 PM PDT by tanknetter
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To: Mouton
Next up, J walking.

video: jogger arrested for jaywalking

32 posted on 07/30/2014 5:38:09 PM PDT by wolf24
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To: wolf24

It’s an illegal alien they do not like?


33 posted on 07/30/2014 5:38:59 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: GeronL

They should put those guys on the border — they can pretend the illegals are j-walkers... :)


34 posted on 07/30/2014 5:44:11 PM PDT by wolf24
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To: tanknetter

And reading a little further, it seems there was one guy importing these illegally, filing off the VIN numbers from the engine blocks and putting new VINs on. That sounds like an international stolen luxury car ring, rather than just an EPA issue.


35 posted on 07/30/2014 5:57:14 PM PDT by arbitrary.squid
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To: tanknetter
authorities believe the cars were unlawfully brought into the U.S.
Conversly, back in the mid-80's there was a rash of car thefts involving late-model Buick Century's where chop ships cloned them in to Grand Nationals to be shipped to the Mid East and South Amreica.

36 posted on 07/30/2014 7:26:07 PM PDT by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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To: tanknetter

I stand corrected...thank you.


37 posted on 07/31/2014 3:26:32 AM PDT by Adder (No, Mr. Franklin, we could NOT keep it.)
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To: Twotone

According to Wiki, Land Rover didn’t use the “Defender” name until late 1990.

In the video at the link, the owner says the vehicle is a 1985 Defender, which is imposible, if the Wiki article is accurate.

Apparently, the VIN number was changed, which is illegal, but this possibility was conveniently omitted from the text of the linked article.

In any event, anyone who spends $60K on a Land Rover needs psychiatric help.


38 posted on 07/31/2014 3:44:06 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: Adder

No problem, you’re welcome!


39 posted on 07/31/2014 5:01:46 AM PDT by tanknetter
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To: Twotone

These folks were interviewed on Fox this morning. Interesting interview.


40 posted on 08/01/2014 6:20:14 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Adder

Fox interviewed one of the owners this morning and she said that the Agents told her that they thought they were confiscating it under a Clean Air Act violation, but that they weren’t sure because the case was sealed.


41 posted on 08/01/2014 6:22:53 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Mouton

Oh, they have enough to do,

it’s just that the current administration won’t let them go after those muslim terrorist training camps all over the country -

besides, that might actually be dangerous.


42 posted on 08/01/2014 6:24:05 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Twotone
Saw a story on the Land Rovers on Fox and Friends this morning. The lady said they had heard of 40 cars they had seized across the USA. She said they came in 6 DHS vehicles to seize her vehicle.

She had bought hers on eBay and it was the family car. The had taken pains to restore it and she believed it would have met any EPA emission standards. However, because of it's age, it was exempted.

The DHS is completely out of control.

43 posted on 08/01/2014 7:02:07 AM PDT by FR_addict
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