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  • Is Government A Deity?-A Letter From Schaeffer Cox

    09/20/2016 5:24:15 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 7 replies
    Gavin Seim For Liberty/Call Me Gav ^ | 9/16/2016 | Schaeffer Cox
    (A letter from Schaeffer Cox from a black prison site about what he faces....We are so consumed with government fake law that we forget God's law.) "The biggest challenge I was running into in my efforts to teach people how to think like free people was the way Americans categorize the government as a diety in their minds. They never stopped to think about its origin or what it is at it's core essence. It's a dead idol that only has power because the human hands that made it pretend it has power. The act of pretending is so convincing...
  • Ammon Bundy, 4 co-defedants argue rights infringed by dual prosecutions in Ore., Nev. (ORE STANDOFF)

    06/18/2016 4:53:25 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 6 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 6/16/2016 | Maxine Bernstein
    Assistant federal public defender Rich Federico urged a panel from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday to ensure that Ammon Bundy and four co-defendants rights to due process and effective representation aren't jeopardized by their dual prosecutions in Oregon and Nevada. Federico began by citing a 1922 U.S. Supreme Court ruling which underscored that one person accused of crimes in two courts cannot be in two places at the same time. Though that case dealt with a person facing prosecution in federal and state courts, Federico told the panel that he couldn't find a similar case in...
  • Trump Rally Spokane Darryl Thorn and Nathan Seim booted (Trump Boots Oregon Standoff Figure)

    05/08/2016 8:38:04 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 73 replies
    You Tube ^ | 5/8/2016 | Goblin Seimen
    (At 00:00) DONALD TRUMP "Is this guy on our side or not, let me see, huh, you on our side? Are you on our side? Okay, now put your hand down. This guy's got his hand up and everybody's pointing. I think he's lying. Is he lying when he says "Yes". Are you are on our side? Ahem, out...out......(Crowd cheers).......
  • Ammon(Bundy) left without food 2 days and shackled to bed in Filthy Cell (Torture In Nevada Jail)

    04/18/2016 4:45:36 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 23 replies
    You Tube ^ | 4/17/2016 | IShallNotBeSilent/Gavin Seim
    (at:01) Gavin Seim: "Listen our Patriots and our friends and our neighbors they're being tortured in these prisons and jails. Ammon Bundy was left without food for two days after his transfer to Nevada. He was chained to a bench and he was left without food for two days to where his stomach was cramping and he was ill. He told the story, he's been letting people know what happened. He wants people to know that we need to seek God. All he had was appealing to Heaven and so he just begged for God to intervene. And eventually he...
  • Bundy brothers appear in court (Nevada-Bundy Ranch 2014)

    04/16/2016 5:06:20 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 5 replies
    Las Vegas ^ | 4/15/2016 | Patrick Walker,Bill Roe
    Two of the Bundy brothers, who transferred from Oregon to Las Vegas this week, appeared in U.S. District Court Friday The arraignment of Ammon Bundy, Ryan Bundy and co-defendants Ryan Payne and Blaine Cooper lasted more than two hours. Ammon Bundy claimed he had not read the entire indictment, prompting court officials to read the document out loud for the record. All of the defendants refused to enter pleas, so the judge entered Not Guilty pleas for them...... (NOTE: VIDEO EMBEDDED WITH THIS STORY HAS MORE DETAILS INCLUDING AMMON BUNDY'S STATEMENT HE WAS MISTREATED DURING TRANSFER FROM OREGON TO NEVADA)
  • (ALERT-UPDATE) The Women have been released~for now (Took pictures at Bundy Ranch standoff 2014)

    04/16/2016 12:50:32 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 8 replies
    You Tube ^ | 4/15/2016 | IShallNotBeSilent/Gavin Seim
    After being arrested, intimidated and interrogated; Marie Parker and Beth Chelle Austin who took photos at Bundy Ranch were released without charges, for now. Thankful they are with their families, I have time to think on the gravity of this. If we allow them to kidnap our families, lock them away and interrogate without charges, WE HAVE NO LIBERTY. This must not be tolerated. DO NOT ANSWER THEIR QUESTIONS! Intimidation, arrest, interrogation, internment, extermination #EndTheInjusticeSystem
  • (ALERT) BREAKING-They Are Arresting The Women (Took pictures at Bundy Ranch 2014 and...others?)

    04/15/2016 5:02:57 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 24 replies
    You Tube ^ | 4/14/2016 | IShallNotBeSilent/Gavin Seim
    Gavin Seim (at :03) " appears that the FBI is making more arrests and now they're taking it even further. We don't know to what extent this is happening and how many people are on their list but so far it appears that one woman was arrested today (Marie Parker) and another woman (Beth Chelle Austin) is being told she has to turn herself in. Now we're talking about women with families, children and what was their crime, what did they do. They took photos at the Bundy Ranch..... (Editorial Note: Maureen Peltier (SSG Moe) on Facebook posted yesterday some...
  • (ALERT) More Arrests relating to Bundy Ranch Standoff-For taking pictures it appears (Two women)

    04/15/2016 12:39:37 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 22 replies
    You Tube ^ | 4/14/2016 | Revolution Radio
    at :07's getting downright frickin kooky out there...uh....I mean wow...So on my Facebook today I um see something come from Sgt. Moe and apparently there's two more arrests, one has already occurred.....
  • Letter From Cliven Bundy April 11, 2016 (From Prison-Second Anniversary of Bunkerville)

    04/14/2016 5:55:43 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 6 replies
    You Tube ^ | 4/13/2016 | IShallNotBeSilent/Cliven Bundy
    ....It is your time to come forward-To defend and make right! Two years ago tomorrow, the Bundy Ranch stood for liberty and freedom. Many stood with us, many prayed for us, and freedom won. I have four sons in jail by the US Justice Department.....
  • Prison Calls the Cops on Me! (Treatment of Bundy Ranch Prisoners)

    04/13/2016 2:02:26 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 4 replies
    You Tube ^ | 4/11/2016 | Gavin Seim
    (at:02) Gavin Seim: "you don't work for the people, you work for a corrections corporation..Voice: "There you go" Gavin Seim: "First of all I'm not threatening you at all I'm saying you guys are supporting. Voice: By God you did threaten me. Gavin Seim: treason. So don't play your games with me. It won't work. You're little cop bully tactics won't work. You guys need to have some honor and some principle. You need to realize you're working for evil people that are abusing people and you need to get a conscience. Now I know you're keeping me on the...
  • Harry Reid Plots Federal Land Grab Near Bundy Ranch

    04/07/2016 12:09:22 PM PDT · by george76 · 26 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 7 Apr 2016 | Dustin Stockton
    Senate Minority Leader Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) is reportedly hoping the federal government — specifically resident Barack Obama’s administration — will grab a stretch of land in Southern Nevada near the infamous Bundy Ranch, now that many in the Bundy group are in federal custody. The reason that the resident hasn’t had an opportunity to look at that very closely is that is where the Bundy family raised the hell that they did. Now most of them are in jail so maybe we can move forward on that,” Reid said, according to a Nevada political observer, Jon Ralston. ... Nevada...
  • Special Agent in Charge of Oregon Standoff Linked to Bundy Ranch Lead Agent & Wrongful Deaths

    04/01/2016 7:08:28 PM PDT · by george76 · 4 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | March 31, 2016 | Tim Brown
    Special Agent in Charge Greg Bretzing has been providing press conferences in the wake of the Oregon standoff and the murder of LaVoy Finicum. However, it has come to my attention that Mr. Bretzing has also been linked to the lead agent at Bundy Ranch, as well as wrongful deaths related to a 2009 Indian Artifact Investigation. The Los Angeles Times has the complete story of what took place in Utah during the artifact investigation. It's a horrible story of entrapment that led to several suicides, including Dr. James Redd and an undercover agent. ... the wrongful death suit that...
  • Judge opens door for Ammon Bundy, others to be prosecuted in Nevada and Oregon at the same time

    03/23/2016 4:47:06 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 32 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 3/22/2016 | Aimee Green
    A federal judge in Portland ruled Tuesday that Ammon Bundy and four other men indicted in the armed takeover of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in eastern Oregon can be flown to Las Vegas to face criminal charges in the 2014 standoff near the Bundy ranch in Nevada. Attorneys for the five defendants told U.S. District Judge Anna Brown that they don't think federal prosecutors in Oregon and Nevada should pursue criminal charges at the same time. Splitting time between courtrooms and jail cells in Oregon and Nevada would severely compromise their ability to meaningfully communicate with their defense attorneys...
  • Bundy must remain in custody

    03/18/2016 4:03:33 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 17 replies
    Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | 3/17/2016 | Jeff German
    Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy was ordered Thursday to remain behind bars as he awaits trial on a slew of criminal charges tied to the April 2014 armed standoff with law enforcement near Bunkerville. Following a brief detention hearing, U.S. Magistrate Judge Bill Hoffman found that no conditions of release could be fashioned to ensure that Bundy would appear for his May 2 trial. Hoffman said the serious nature of the charges against Bundy, the weight of the government's evidence, and Bundy's history of disobeying court orders all figured in his decision....... Outside the courthouse afterward, Bundy's wife, Carol Bundy, criticized...
  • Bundy refuses to acknowledge federal authority, enter plea

    03/11/2016 3:52:33 AM PST · by Nextrush · 25 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | 3/10/2016 | Chris Kudalis/Ricardo Torres
    Jailed rancher Cliven Bundy refused to acknowledge federal authority and declined to enter a plea in a U.S. court to criminal charges that he led an armed standoff against federal agents two years ago. Amid confusion about whether Bundy has a lawyer, a federal magistrate judge entered a not guilty plea today on Bundy's behalf and scheduled a detention hearing for March 17. Arguments then will focus on whether the 69-year-old Bundy should remain in custody pending trial on 16 charges including conspiracy, assault and threatening a federal officer, obstruction and firearms offenses. Convictions could get him life in prison....
  • Prosecutors want to keep Cliven Bundy behind bars in Bunkerville standoff case

    03/10/2016 6:01:01 AM PST · by Nextrush · 7 replies
    Las Vegas Review Journal ^ | 3/9/2016 | Jeff German
    Federal prosecutors are pushing to keep Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy behind bars Thursday as he faces arraignment on a string of felony charges stemming from the April 2014 armed standoff with federal officers near Bunkerville. The arraignment comes as Bundy supporters prepare to protest outside the federal courthouse before his 2 p.m. appearance in U.S. Magistrate Judge Bill Hoffman's courtroom. Police will be at the demonstration and security will be tight inside the courthouse....
  • Judge refuses to release NH liberty activist charged in 2014 Bundy Ranch standoff

    03/08/2016 4:29:15 AM PST · by Nextrush · 2 replies
    Union Leader ^ | 3/7/2016 | Union Leader
    CONCORD-A Rochester man facing conspiracy charges in connection to his role in a 2014 standoff with federal agents in Nevada remained in custody Monday after a one-hour court hearing over whether he should be released. U.S. District Court Judge Andrea Johnstone said she needed more time to consider all of the information in the case against Gerald DeLemus, who faces nine federal charges based on an indictment brought in Nevada. Prosecutors argue DeLemus would pose a danger to the public and be a possible flight risk if he was released. Defense attorney Jonathan Saxe argued the opposite in a courtroom...
  • DeLemus supporters sing "God Bless America" at NH court appearance (Nevada Standoff-Trump Supporter)

    03/04/2016 3:41:22 AM PST · by Nextrush · 23 replies
    New Hampshire Union Leader ^ | 3/3/2016 | Dan Touhy and Paul Feely
    Federal agents have arrested Jerry DeLemus, a local Tea Party leader who stood with Cliven Bundy's armed resistance at his ranch in Nevada in 2014, in connection with the standoff and alleged assault. DeLemus is facing nine federal charges based on an indictment brought in Nevada, including conspiracy to commit an offense against the United States, threatening a federal law enforcement officer, assault on a federal officer, obstruction of justice, attempting to impede or injure a federal law enforcement officer, interference with interstate commerce by extortion, and several firearms charges, according to court records. At a court appearance Thursday afternoon...
  • Posting this Despite My Fears! (Latest wave of patriot arrests-2014 Nevada standoff)

    03/04/2016 1:53:04 AM PST · by Nextrush · 13 replies
    You Tube | 3/3/2016 | Gavin Seim
    (at 1:19) "....friends it's with a heavy heart that I look on the state of what once was the United States of America. With more patriots being arrested every day as dissidents its becoming more and more clear that our government is doing one of two things and likely both.
  • Bundys, other refuge protesters arraigned over armed Oregon occupation

    02/25/2016 7:44:06 AM PST · by redreno · 5 replies ^ | Updated February 24, 2016 - 6:00pm | unknown
    The leaders of a six-week armed occupation at a U.S. wildlife refuge in rural Oregon are to be arraigned on Wednesday on charges of conspiring to impede federal officers policing the compound during a fight over federal control of land in the West. Ammon Bundy and other anti-government protesters arrested in connection with the takeover of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in eastern Oregon were set to appear in U.S. court in Portland on Wednesday, Bundy's attorneys said in a statement. Four of the 16 protesters facing one conspiracy charge each have asked the court to wave their appearance at...
  • Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy arrested by FBI in Portland

    02/11/2016 12:17:51 AM PST · by Nextrush · 129 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 2/11/2016 | Les Zaitz
    Cliven Bundy, the Nevada rancher who touched off one armed showdown with federal authorities and applauded another started in Oregon by his sons, was arrested late Wednesday at Portland International Airport and faces federal charges related to the 2014 standoff. Bundy, 74, was booked into the downtown Multnomah County Jail at 10:54 pm.........
  • What happens next at Oregon wildlife refuge after Bundy arrests?

    01/27/2016 12:58:17 PM PST · by redreno · 20 replies ^ | 01/27/2016 | Emily Smith
    For 26 days, armed occupiers have been holed up in a lonely federal wildlife refuge headquarters in rural Oregon. Dismissing the exhortations of the governor, ignoring the inconveniences of the residents, the occupiers stood their ground, saying they were protesting federal land policies. The government waited patiently for an opportunity to end the situation peacefully. A break came Tuesday night when Ammon Bundy, the group's leader, was arrested along with six others. An eighth person turned himself in. The group's spokesman, LaVoy Finicum, was killed. Here's a look at what happened -- and what happens next:
  • Kate Brown criticizes federal response to 'unlawful occupation,' wants funding to help pay costs

    01/21/2016 4:40:04 AM PST · by Nextrush · 23 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 1/20/2016 | Denis C. Theriault
    SALEM-Governor Kate Brown on Wednesday had harsh words for the federal government's handling of a 19-day occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge--calling the response too slow and saying it's left neighbors in Harney County lacking as tensions worsen. Brown, speaking at a news conference where she also laid out her 2016 policy agenda, also said Oregon officials should "scrub" the state's budget next month to help offset the costs of the standoff. She put those ongoing expenses at $100,000 a week, with even more money spent during the first week of the standoff. "This situation is absolutely intolerable and...
  • Oregon standoff leader warns feds: Back off

    01/20/2016 5:20:35 AM PST · by Nextrush · 41 replies
    Oregon Live ^ | 1/19/2016 | Les Zaitz
    BURNS-Ammon Bundy on Tuesday cautioned federal employees not to interfere with local ranchers and miners who defy government regulations as he stepped towards increased militancy on Day 18 of his occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. The armed protestors are clearing the way for Harney County residents to again ranch, mine and log on land now controlled by federal managers, Bundy said. The occupation leader addressed 'range cons"-federal range conservationists who work with ranchers on grazing schedules and rotations to minimize the ecological impact of cattle. He also cited their employer, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, and the...
  • Hundreds gather in Portland to protest Malheur occupation, support public lands

    01/19/2016 4:49:02 PM PST · by Nextrush · 28 replies
    Oregon Live ^ | 1/19/2016 | Tony Hernandez
    As hundreds of people gathered Tuesday at Southwest Portland's Holladay Park, a red-tailed hawk soared above and gave a loud screech. The crowd cheered, celebrating the symbolism during a rally supporting the public ownership of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge and calling for the prosecution of its armed occupiers. Armed anti-government protestors at the Harney County refuge are, among other demands, demanding that federally owned land be returned to local ranchers and loggers. "We can show the gang that's out there at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge how you really make a public statement in support of something," said Sean...
  • Oregon standoff: Occupiers recruit ranchers to stop paying grazing fees

    01/18/2016 5:51:25 PM PST · by Nextrush · 18 replies
    Oregon Live ^ | 1/18/2016 | Kelly House
    BURNS--Members of the armed standoff at the Malheur National Wildlife refuge said Monday that they've recruited ranchers to stop paying the federal government for the right to run cattle on public. The occupation organizers are planning a 'signing ceremony' Friday where ranchers will sign documents renouncing their obligation to pay fees tied to the federal grazing lands allotments, said spokesman LaVoy Fincicum. Two ranchers-one from Oregon and one from New Mexico-have agreed to sign the papers and "I hope they bring a couple more in tow" Fincicum said...... Leaders of the occupation, now in its 17th day, plan a public...
  • Washington State Patrol investigates threats against Rep. Matt Shea (Threats after OR protest visit)

    01/17/2016 8:46:25 PM PST · by Nextrush · 20 replies
    Spokane Spokesman-Review ^ | 1/15/2016 | Jim Camden
    OLYMPIA-The Washington State Patrol is investigating threats against Rep. Matt Shea. Kyle Moore, a spokesman for the patrol, confirmed Friday the agency's Spokane District has 'an open and active case' involving threats against the Spokane Valley Republican, but he could not give further details because of procedural rules...... Shea declined to comment to the newspaper. "Rep. Shea received a very threatening voice mail this week. It's being taken very seriously," according to his legislative spokesman, who said he couldn't comment further. On Facebook posts, Shea said he received a death threat Jan. 12 after articles were published in The Spokesman-Review...

    01/17/2016 6:51:06 AM PST · by Nextrush · 28 replies
    1/17/2016 | Self
    Environmental activists got into the "presence" of the Citizens for Constitutional Freedom (CCF) at the wildlife refuge in Oregon yesterday for a confrontation. Several days ago an environmentalist tore down the sign bearing the new name of the refuge, the Harney County Resource Center. The Center for Biological Diversity came to tell the people at the refuge to leave and the people at the refuge had a message for them. When environmentalist Kieran Suckling took to the mic used by the CCF spokesman to address the media to talk about 'tangling with the Bundy's' as quoted by "Oregon Live", he...
  • Takeover Day 15: Clash with environmentalists, arrest update

    01/16/2016 9:12:43 PM PST · by Nextrush · 10 replies
    KTVZ ^ | 1/16/2016 UPDATED 7:11 PST | Wanda Moore
    ......BURNS, Ore.-The armed activists occupying a national wildlife refuge in southeastern Oregon clashed with environmentalists Saturday as the standoff stretched into a 15th day. Meanwhile, authorities said a Cescent man arrested Friday for use of a stolen refuge vehicle also likely faces charges for violating a court order to stay off federal property. Kenneth Medenbach, 62, was taken to the Multnomah County Jail, where was booked Friday night, according to jail records showing him held without bail Saturday on a "facility hold." According to The Associated Press, The Oregonian reports that a shouting match erupted as members of the Center...

    01/16/2016 4:33:10 AM PST · by Nextrush · 6 replies
    1/16/2016 | Self
    Two federal government vehicles from the occupied Malheur National Wildlife Refuge pulled into the Safeway parking lot in Burns yesterday. The driver of one vehicle went into the store, the driver of the other was arrested by Oregon State Police. Kenneth Medenbach, 62, of Crescent, OR was arrested on suspicion of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. A story on Medenbach was published by the "Bend Bulletin" newspaper. The newspaper reports that Medenbach was released last year after he was arrested for camping on Bureau of Land Management land on condition that he not go onto any federal land. Authorities...

    01/15/2016 4:47:28 AM PST · by Nextrush · 11 replies
    1/15/2016 | Self
    Grant County, Oregon Glenn Palmer called the group occupying buildings at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge 'patriots'. He was interviewed by the "Blue Mountain Eagle". Palmer has been an outspoken critic of federal government overreach and he's even written to Vice-President Joe Biden about gun control. Members of the Citizens for Constitutional Freedom group at the refuge traveled to Grant County to ask Palmer to come over to Harney County to help them. But Palmer said he wouldn't come there without permission from Sheriff Dave Ward, but Ward told Palmer he was only welcome if he would 'shame and humiliate...

    01/14/2016 5:18:38 AM PST · by Nextrush · 19 replies
    1/14/2016 | Self
    Harney County, Oregon fire marshal Chris Briels has resigned after county officials refused to allow use of the fairgrounds for a town meeting on Friday night. Briels is a leader of the Harney County Committee of Safety and the retired fire chief of Burns, Oregon. "Oregon Live" reported the story quoting Briels as saying "I will not work for a government or a person that I do not believe in or have faith in...I will not work for somebody that I don't trust." Mr. Briels appeared with the Citizens for Constitutional Freedom occupying the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge yesterday and...

    01/13/2016 4:48:52 AM PST · by Nextrush · 10 replies
    1/13/2016 | Self
    LaVoy Finicum, one of the Citizens for Constitutional Freedom members occupying the Malheur Wildlife Refuge in Oregon, appeared before the media yesterday to say members of the group will travel 30 miles north to the town on Burns on Friday night for a community meeting. The meeting, at a location yet to be determined, will take place at 7pm and give the group from the refuge an opportunity to explain to the community why they are at the refuge and when they will leave. Finicum also led the media on a tour of buildings at the wildlife refuge to show...

    01/12/2016 5:03:52 AM PST · by Nextrush · 9 replies
    1/12/2016 | Self
    It looks like the Malheur Wildlife Refuge is 'under new management'. Yesterday the Citizens for Constitutional Freedom group including Ammon and Ryan Bundy, Ryan Payne, John Ritzheimer and others went to a section of the refuge five miles south of the headquarters area they have been occupying. There they used their hands and an excavator belonging to the US Fish and Wildlife Service to remove 25 to 30 yards of fence. The purpose of the fence removal was to help a local ranching family feed their 600 cattle. When the government put up the fence last year, it cut off...
  • BrBurns, Ore. residents visit besieged land refuge; find common group with Bundy movement

    01/12/2016 4:08:31 AM PST · by Nextrush · 10 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 1/9/2016 | Caitlin Dickson
    As the federal land occupation hits day eight, locals visiting the besieged refuge find, "They're cowboys. They're one of us." BURNS-Ore.--"He's coming," a man on horseback shouted, waving a large American flag against the glistening backdrop of the snow-covered Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. "He" was Ammon Bundy, the leader of a group of armed protestors who occupied this federal refuge in southeastern Oregon for a week. Flanked by supporters, including his brother Ryan and spokesman LaVoy Finicum, Bundy made his way up the hill Friday to tell a swarm of reporters that he and his fellow occupiers were not planning...

    01/05/2016 5:41:46 AM PST · by Nextrush · 45 replies
    1/5/2016 | Self
    From Oregon in the last 24 hours, a journalist working for Oregon Public Broadcasting, John Sepulvado, tweeted that Ryan Bundy had said he and the militia would leave the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge if the people in the area wanted them to. Bundy spoke of holding a town cmeeting. The Sepulvado tweet: "Ryan #Bundy has told @OPB that if the People of #Burns ask them to leave, they will leave peacefully. They plan to have a community meeting." Meanwhile, "Oregon Live" from the Portland Oregonian has a report of its own published last night including details about how law enforcement...
  • Ted Cruz Calls for Oregon Armed Protesters to 'Stand Down'

    01/04/2016 9:45:23 AM PST · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 62 replies
    NBC News ^ | 01/04/2016 | Vaughn Hillyard
    Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz on Monday called for armed protesters who occupied a federal building in Oregon to "stand down peaceably." "Every one of us has a constitutional right to protest, to speak our minds," Cruz told reporters in Iowa. "But we don‘t have a constitutional right to use force and violence and to threaten force and violence against others. So it is our hope that the protesters there will stand down peaceably, that there will not be a violent confrontation."
  • Militiamen Plan For What's Next As The Hammonds Head To Prison

    01/03/2016 9:04:52 PM PST · by Nextrush · 112 replies
    Oregon Public Broadcasting ^ | 1/3/2016 | Amanda Peacher
    Ammon Bundy emerged from a small brick building at the headquarters of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge shortly after 11am. He wouldn't say how many protestors were present at the site of the occupied federal complex, but fewer than 20 people were visible Sunday afternoon. The leader of the occupation spoke in cool, calm tones as he explained why and other self-described militiamen broke into and took over the complex Saturday...... Protestor LaVoy Finicum, an Arizona rancher, said they're being careful not to damage the buildings or property. He claimed the protestors accessed the buildings after they found a set...
  • Militia continue occupation of Oregon refuge, police keep low profile

    01/03/2016 7:01:48 AM PST · by Nextrush · 61 replies
    The Oregonian/Oregon Live ^ | 1/3/2016 | Les Zaitz
    BURNS-Law enforcement agencies are remaining mum about plans to end militiamen's occupation of the Malheur Natiomal Wildlife Refuge headquarters. A splinter group of militia in town to support a local ranching family took over the federal office Saturday afternoon in a development that stunned the community and visiting militia. Harney County Sheriff Dave Ward said in a statement late Saturday that " a collective effort from multiple agencies is currently working on a solution."........ Law enforcement response: During Saturday's rally, not a police officer was visible. And so far law enforcement agencies have not approached the refuge or blocked access...

    01/02/2016 11:18:03 PM PST · by Nextrush · 42 replies
    1/3/2016 | Ammon Bundy, Ryan Bundy
    These are comments from interviews with Ammon and Ryan Bundy at the occupied headquarters building of the Malheur National Wildlife Preserve in Oregon tonight: Ammon Bundy: "The facility has been the tool to do all the tyranny that has been placed upon the Hammonds....We're planning on staying here for years, absolutely...This is not a decision we've made at the last minute." Ryan Bundy: "The best possible outcome is that the ranchers that have been kicked out of the area, that they will come back and reclaim their land, and the wildlife refuge will be shut down forever and the federal...
  • Three of Cliven Bundy's sons, militia seize federal building in Oregon

    01/02/2016 8:26:28 PM PST · by TBP · 298 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1/2/16 10:04 PM | DAN FRIEDMAN, KYLE FELDSCHER
    Three of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy's sons and what they claim are 150 militia members have occupied a federal building in eastern Oregon in order to keep two local ranchers out of prison, according to local reports. The group is believed to be heavily-armed. According to The Oregonian, the group seized the headquarters building at Malheur National Wildlife Refuge about 50 miles outside Burns, Ore. The remote facility was closed and unoccupied at the time. Bundy and his supporters were in Oregon after two men were scheduled to go to prison on Monday for setting fires on federal land, according...

    01/02/2016 9:38:11 PM PST · by Nextrush · 89 replies
    1/3/2016 | Sheriff Dave Ward
    "After the peaceful rally was completed today, a group of outside militants drove to the Malheur Wildlife Refuge, where they seized and occupied the refuge headquarters. A collective effort from multiple agencies is currently working on a solution. For the time being please stay away from that area.....Please maintain a peaceful and united front and allow us to work through this situation"
  • Militamen In Burns, Ore. Break Into Malheur National Wildlife Refuge Building

    01/02/2016 6:57:32 PM PST · by Nextrush · 157 replies
    Oregon Public Broadcasting ^ | 1/2/2016 | Kimberley Freda and John Sepulvado
    Embattled Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy told OPB that approximately 150 militiamen have occupied Malheur National Wildlife Refuge Building on Saturday evening. The militiamen are in Burns, Oregon to support Dwight Hammond and his son, Steven Hammond. They're ranchers convicted of arson, who are due to report to prison on Monday. The militiamen broke in to the federal building with supplies, including food and a generator. Cliven Bundy spoke to his son, Ammon Bundy, on the phone after they occupied the building. "He told me that they were there for the long run. I guess they figured they're going to be...
  • US won't enforce Nevada grazing restrictions in new dispute

    06/07/2015 10:14:54 AM PDT · by redreno · 75 replies ^ | 06/01/2015 | AP
    BATTLE MOUNTAIN, Nev. (AP) — Federal land managers say they won't immediately enforce drought-related grazing restrictions in northern Nevada so as to avoid confrontation with ranchers openly defying the order. Conservationists say it's another example of the government caving in to scofflaw ranchers like Cliven Bundy, who continues to graze his cattle illegally in southern Nevada after the Bureau of Land Management backed down from an armed standoff last year. Ranchers Dan and Eddyann Filippini have been notified they are violating the closure ordered in 2013 in an area covering more than 150 square miles near Battle Mountain about 200...
  • BLM plan to close over 1,000 public routes riles western Colorado

    05/18/2015 10:51:26 AM PDT · by george76 · 67 replies
    Watchdog ^ | May 13, 2015 | Marjorie Haun
    A plan that will close nearly 2,000 miles of public roads that have previously been open for use by the people of Mesa County is creating a public backlash against the Grand Junction field office of the federal Bureau of Land Management. The BLM’s resource management plans (RMP) regulate the access and types of traffic allowed on roads on public lands. Road maintenance and seasonal closures are also detailed in such plans. But the most recent RMP in Mesa County indicates the BLM’s intent to limit access to public roads which have traditionally been open to motorized, horse, and foot...

    04/14/2015 4:00:02 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 65 replies
    Agenda 21 Radio ^ | April 11 2015 | PAUL PRESTON
    BLM issued a cease and desist order without a court order and without 'Coordination Authorization'....with local authorities. Federal officials acting lawlessly. Possible federal land grab to seize gold rich property on behalf of Chinese government. snip Galice Mining District, JOSEPHINE COUNTY, OREGON-The next Bundy Ranch incident is developing in Josephine County, Oregon. The BLM has served notice to gold miners that they have until April 25, 2015 to stop gold mining….Oath Keepers are on site…Militia on the way. BLM DID NOT seek ‘Coordination Authorization’ with the local community….Sheriff Dave Daniel is NOT considered to be a Consitutional Sheriff. Josephine County...
  • FBI confirms activity in west Las Vegas Valley neighborhood (nevada oathkeeper arrested)

    04/03/2015 5:27:24 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 67 replies ^ | march 24, 2015 | matt guillermo
    A spokesperson with the FBI confirmed the agency was performing a "law enforcement action" in a west Las Vegas Valley neighborhood. The action was first reported Tuesday morning in the area of Arroyo Avenue and Cedarspring Drive, near Rainbow Boulevard and West Tropicana Avenue. An FBI representative did not immediately elaborate on the context of the activity.
  • Harry Reid Secured Subsidies for Aides’ Donors

    03/05/2015 8:21:09 AM PST · by Ray76 · 16 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | Mar 5, 2015 | Lachlan Markay
    Corporate donors to a green energy nonprofit operated by Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid’s (D., Nev.) former staffers and a current campaign operative have received billions of dollars in federal loan guarantees and grant money as a result of Reid’s advocacy. Fulcrum Bioenergy began contributing to the Clean Energy Project (CEP) in 2013. One year later, the Nevada Democrat steered tens of millions of dollars in federal grant money to the California biofuel company. Fulcrum is one of at least nine corporate donors to the Clean Energy Project (CEP) that have secured federal financing for themselves or a client due...
  • Utah to BLM: Rein in your cops

    10/23/2014 5:30:28 AM PDT · by george76 · 31 replies
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | Oct 03 2014 | BRIAN MAFFLY
    Public Enemy No. 1 for rural Utah sheriffs just happens to be a fellow peace officer: Dan Love, the Bureau of Land Management’s special agent in charge. Elected law enforcement officers from Nephi to Blanding call him an arrogant and dishonest bully who has little regard for local authority and dodges accountability, derailing a collaborative approach to police work on the state’s federal lands. Love reportedly just laughed when Garfield County Sheriff James "Danny" Perkins relayed ranchers’ complaints about federal officers removing plastic feed tubs from the range and threatening the ranchers with litter citations. He drew early controversy during...
  • BLM Officer Mistaken for Man Impersonating Police Officer ( Arizona )

    03/02/2015 5:06:09 PM PST · by george76 · 32 replies
    The Tombstone News ^ | Feb 06, 2015 | Meredith Stahler
    According to findings from The Tombstone Marshal’s Office (TMO), a Bureau of Land Management (BLM) officer was mistaken for a man impersonating an officer.. On January 28th, while traveling east on Charleston Road, a sixteen year old driver reported to the Tombstone Marshal’s Office that she observed a male driver in a white truck look at her as he passed and then turned around and begin travelling eastbound behind her before pulling her over with emergency lights flashing on the dashboard. The female advised that she pulled to the side road and the male exited his vehicle and approached her...