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  • Breaking Scandal: BLM Rounding Up Wild Horses, Sending To Slaugherhouse…In Canada

    04/18/2014 1:26:50 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 38 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | April 18, 2014
    The Bureau of Land Management is clearly having an image problem. As the outrage over its intimidating show of force during last week’s showdown at the Bundy Ranch in Nevada proved, the federal agency is now caught up in a controversy originating in Wyoming. According to recent reports, agents herded a large group of wild horses in the state before ceding control of the majestic animals to state authorities. At that point, Wyoming officials sold them off to a slaughterhouse in Canada. Obviously, this development outraged countless advocates already incensed by accusations that BLM officers gunned down multiple cows at...
  • HHS MOVES TO CANCEL MORE INSURANCE PLANS

    04/18/2014 11:38:43 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 18, 2014 | by Mike Flynn
    The Department of Health and Human Services is proposing a rule that would, if implemented, guarantee that even more Americans who like their health insurance plans cannot keep them. Fixed indemnity plans, which pay insured customers a set amount towards medical expenses and are often cost-effective relative to more comprehensive health insurance, are popular forms of coverage, and potentially becoming more popular in the wake of Obamacare. Health insurance industry representatives say that fixed indemnity plans have been attracting more interest as many Americans look for a way to mitigate against the high deductibles applicable to many insurance policies available...
  • A Message from the California Public Utilities Commission

    04/18/2014 11:29:31 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 27 replies
    email inbox | April 19, 2014 | PG&E
    Look for a Climate Credit from the State of California on Your April Utility Bill This month your electricity bill will include a credit identified as the "California Climate Credit." Twice a year, in April and October, your household and millions of others throughout the state will receive this credit on your electricity bills. The Climate Credit is a payment to Californians from a program designed to fight climate change by limiting the amount of greenhouse gas pollution that our largest industries put into the atmosphere. This program is one of many developed as a result of landmark legislation called...
  • Connection drawn between cattle roundup and BLM report

    04/18/2014 11:10:35 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 20 replies
    KLAS-TV ^ | April 17, 2014 | By Steve Kanigher
    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...
  • BLM officials hear pleas to void oil and gas leases

    04/18/2014 10:33:54 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 29 replies
    Aspen daily News ^ | April 18, 2014 | by Brent Gardner-Smith
    About 80 people showed up at a meeting in Aspen on Thursday on whether the BLM should void 65 oil and gas leases in the region, including 25 in the Thompson Divide area. Two-thirds of the way through the meeting in the basement of the Pitkin County Library, every person who had spoke urged the 13 BLM officials in attendance to cancel the leases, which were first authorized in a 1993 environmental impact statement. “We’re very much in favor of voiding the leases, specifically within the Thompson Divide area,” said Rob Ittner, the chair of the Pitkin County Board of...
  • Patriots stand tall for liberty!! Never give-in, never give-up, never surrender!! [Freepathon XV]

    04/18/2014 9:47:06 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 155 replies
    Dear FRiends: Our unelected, unaccountable, unconstitutional law making government agencies have been taken over by politicized, militarized environmental fascists who, aided and abetted by unaccountable black-robed progressive rulers, have devised plans to reduce the people who settled and worked the land to the status of second class citizens, depriving them of their God-given rights and ultimately driving them off the land. These unelected, unaccountable agencies and judges now serve a higher master. The un-American Marxist/progressive movement. People like Obama/Reid/Pelosi have designs for the land and ultimately for all of us. They’re using environmentalism and junk science and corrupt politicians and...
  • RUSSIA DECLARES PEACE WITH NATO HUMILIATION

    04/17/2014 10:03:30 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 2 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 17, 2014 | by CHRISS W. STREET
    Russia has achieved a strategic psychological victory over NATO in the Ukraine with the announcement by Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Geneva that an agreement had been reached with Ukrainian and NATO member diplomats to ease tensions in the country. Over the last few weeks, NATO has been shown to be economically unstable, fully dependent on Russian energy, and lacking a meaningful military deterrent. Russia has brutally humiliated NATO and has strategically reemerged as the dominant nation in Europe. The Geneva, Switzerland, talks were originally supposed to focus on disarming illegal militant groups in Ukraine, de-escalating tensions, and instituting the...
  • ANN COULTER ENDORSES CANTOR PRIMARY CHALLENGER DAVID BRAT

    04/17/2014 9:21:12 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 56 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 17, 2014 | by MICHAEL PATRICK LEAHY
    Conservative writer Ann Coulter is enthusiastically endorsing Tea Party-backed candidate David Brat in his primary challenge of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) in the upcoming June primary, citing Cantor's support for immigration reform. In her nationally syndicated column, Ms. Coulter wrote that her endorsement was based on Brat's opposition to Cantor's immigration policies. Ms. Coulter labeled Cantor a "Maniacal Amnesty Supporter" in the column, and described him as "amnesty-addled." "Cantor says 'immigration reform could be an economic boon to this country,'" wrote Coulter. "You don't have to be an economics professor [like Dave Brat] to know that bringing in...
  • Solar companies learn to play nice with environmentalists [setting aside land]

    04/17/2014 5:00:27 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 34 replies
    GIGAOM ^ | flashback AUG. 9, 2011 | by Ucilia Wang
    As more solar farms arise in the sunny corners of the U.S., it’s inevitable that solar developers will have to play ball with environmentalists. First Solar and SunPower announced an agreement with the environmental groups to add thousands of acres near their projects for wildlife protection. As more solar farms arise in the sunny corners of the U.S., it’s inevitable that solar developers will have to play ball with environmental groups. First Solar and SunPower announced an agreement on Tuesday with the Sierra Club and others to add thousands of acres near their proposed projects for wildlife protection. The agreement...
  • REPORT: OBAMA CONSIDERING BOND HEARINGS FOR DETAINED ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS

    04/17/2014 2:29:29 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 17, 2014 | By Tony Lee
    Even though the number of illegal immigrants who have been deported through the courts has dropped by 43% since President Barack Obama took office, the Obama administration may enact administrative changes to allow bond hearings for detained illegal immigrants. According to the Los Angeles Times, this could result in "several thousand" illegal immigrants being released from jails and "could slow the pace of deportations" even more. The Times notes that the White House is scrambling to "ease the concerns of Latino groups and other traditional allies that have turned on President Obama in recent weeks" by trying to brand him...
  • PROMINENT PRO-AMNESTY GOP SUPER PAC RAISES NO MONEY IN FIRST QUARTER

    04/17/2014 2:21:27 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 17, 2014 | By Tony Lee
    A prominent super PAC of key allies of President George W. Bush and failed presidential candidate Mitt Romney, formed to give Republicans who support amnesty legislation air cover, failed to raise any money during the first quarter of this year. Carlos Gutierrez, the former Bush Commerce Secretary, and Charlie Spies, the co-founder of Restore Our Future, which was the biggest pro-Romney super PAC, formed the Republicans For Immigration Reform super PAC "to provide political support for Republican candidates" backing comprehensive immigration reform. According to its Federal Election Commission report, which was filed on April 15 and covers the period from...
  • CBO ON OBAMA BUDGET: HIGHER DEFICITS THAN CLAIMED

    04/17/2014 2:11:18 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 17, 2014 | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A report released Thursday by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office says President Barack Obama's budget request would mean significantly larger budget deficits than the White House claims. CBO says the budget plan proposed last month by Obama would produce deficits of $6.6 trillion over the next 10 years — $1.6 trillion more than the White House estimates. The main reason is that the White House has a rosier estimate of the economy's performance over the decade than CBO. That means the administration predicts higher tax revenues. The president's budget is just a proposal; it has gained little...
  • POLICE MEET GEORGIA PARENTS OUTSIDE SCHOOL FOR OPTING CHILDREN OUT OF STATE TEST

    04/17/2014 2:00:12 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 88 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 17, 2014 | by DR. SUSAN BERRY
    On Wednesday Tracy and Mary Finney of Marietta, Georgia were met by a police officer outside their children’s public school and informed they were trespassing on school property because they opposed the school’s process of testing all children. The Finneys, whose children attend West Side Elementary School, had decided to opt their children out of Georgia’s state test, the CRCT. ~~~snip~~~~ Meg Norris, an organizer of United Opt-Out Georgia, told Breitbart News she is “shocked” at how the mandates to test children are being enforced in Georgia. “It’s happening in schools all over Georgia,” Norris said. “Even children who are...
  • Ukraine crisis talks: Diplomats urge end to violence, security for all

    04/17/2014 1:45:58 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 4 replies
    CNN ^ | April 17, 2014 | By Marie-Louise Gumuchian and Laura Smith-Spark,
    (CNN) -- Diplomats meeting for emergency talks on the crisis in Ukraine issued a joint statement Thursday aimed at de-escalating the tensions and ensuring the security of all Ukrainians. The statement -- which appears to be the biggest step toward calming the situation in days -- followed talks lasting several hours between U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, his acting Ukrainian counterpart, Andriy Deshchytsia, and EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton. The pact calls for all illegal armed groups to be disarmed, all illegally seized buildings to be returned to their legitimate owners and all...
  • We must strengthen our resolve!! Never give-in, never give-up, never surrender!! [Freepathon XIV]

    04/17/2014 10:03:40 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 250 replies
    Dear FRiends: Our unelected, unaccountable, unconstitutional law making government agencies have been taken over by politicized, militarized environmental fascists who, aided and abetted by unaccountable black-robed progressive rulers, have devised plans to reduce the people who settled and worked the land to the status of second class citizens, depriving them of their God-given rights and ultimately driving them off the land. These unelected, unaccountable agencies and judges now serve a higher master. The un-American Marxist/progressive movement. People like Obama/Reid/Pelosi have designs for the land and ultimately for all of us. They’re using environmentalism and junk science and corrupt politicians and...
  • Nevada Cattlemen’s Association gives statement on rancher Bundy

    04/16/2014 5:42:00 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 61 replies
    Las Vegas Review Journal ^ | April 16, 2014 | By KEITH ROGERS
    While distancing itself from the legal issues that prompted the Bureau of Land Management to round up Bunkerville rancher Cliven Bundy’s range cattle then release hundreds of them as the threat of violence loomed, the conservative Nevada Cattlemen’s Association issued a statement Wednesday that sympathizes with Bundy. “The situation in Nevada stands as an example (of) the federal agencies’ steady trend toward elevating environmental and wildlife issues over livestock grazing,” reads the statement from Ron Torell, the cattlemen’s group president. The statement adds that ranchers like Bundy, who graze livestock on multiple-use public lands, which include habitat for the threatened...
  • Obama, Biden to announce millions for job training

    04/16/2014 1:21:18 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 44 replies
    CNN ^ | April 16, 2014 | CNN White House Producer Kevin Liptak
    (CNN) – Hoping to help close the gap between workers' skills and the needs of businesses, President Barack Obama on Wednesday will announce he's putting hundreds of millions toward job training programs that produce highly skilled workers. Obama and Vice President Joe Biden will head to a community college in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania to make the announcement. The funding will come in two parts: $500 million toward a new job training competition that pairs community colleges with businesses, and $100 million for new apprenticeship programs to train workers. The White House says the new initiatives are meant to combat a...
  • Obama administration’s ‘Culture of intimidation’ seen in Nevada ranch standoff

    04/16/2014 12:06:44 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 25 replies
    Washington Times ^ | April 15, 2014 | By Valerie Richardson
    Sending scores of armed agents along with helicopters and dogs to confront an elderly Nevada rancher over grazing fees may seem like overkill, but critics say it’s not inconsistent with the federal government’s recent approach to environmental enforcement. The simmering truce between the Bundys and the Bureau of Land Management comes after high-profile raids last year by armed federal agents on small-time gold miners in tiny Chicken, Alaska, and guitar makers at the Gibson Guitar facilities in Tennessee. That doesn’t include more subtle threats, such as recent efforts by the Obama administration to raise grazing fees or pressure permit holders...
  • Remember the Battle of Bunkerville!! We must strengthen our resolve!! [Freepathon Thread XIII]

    04/16/2014 10:15:59 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 194 replies
    Dear FRiends: Our unelected, unaccountable government agencies have been taken over by politicized, militarized environmental fascists who, aided and abetted by unaccountable black robed progressive rulers, have devised plans to reduce the people who settled and worked the land to the status of second class citizens, depriving them of their God-given rights and ultimately driving them off the land. These unelected, unaccountable agencies and judges now serve a higher master. The un-American Marxist/progressive movement. People like Obama/Reid/Pelosi have designs for the land and ultimately for all of us. They’re using environmentalism and junk science and corrupt politicians and judges to...
  • How much will ObamaCare cost you in taxes?

    04/15/2014 6:04:43 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 27 replies
    FOX News ^ | April 15, 2014 | By Doug McKelway
    On this April 15, filers and accountants alike are finding a new array of taxes resulting from the president’s health care legislation. These include at least 20 ObamaCare-related tax increases totaling $409 billion over the next ten years, according to the Joint Committee on Taxation. The new taxes are especially irksome to ObamaCare opponents, because they are imposed by a law that passed on a straight party-line vote and are being enforced by an agency that some accuse of party favoritism. "I think it's rather unfortunate that the IRS has this huge role in the Affordable Care Act because it's...
  • Cliven Bundy on Harry Reid: 'I Don't Think There's Any Hope for Him, He Needs to Be Kicked Out...

    04/15/2014 5:22:36 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 15, 2014 | Hannity
    Full title: Cliven Bundy on Harry Reid: 'I Don't Think There's Any Hope for Him, He Needs to Be Kicked Out of Office' SEAN HANNITY, HOST: This is a "FOX News Alert." The federal government has caved to public pressure in the battle against Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy over cattle grazing rights. Now, in just a moment, Cliven, his two sons will join us for their first exclusive interview since the siege ended. But first, the government surrendered this weekend after tensions escalated in the week-long standoff between Bundy family, supporters, and of course, federal agents. Now, the Bureau of...
  • Ukraine pushes tanks and troops into separatist east

    04/15/2014 4:37:23 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 8 replies
    Yahoo ^ | April 15, 2014 | By Nicolas Miletitch and Dmitry Zaks
    IZYUM (Ukraine) (AFP) - Ukraine pushed tanks toward a flashpoint eastern city on Tuesday to quash a separatist surge backed by Moscow -- a high-risk operation that was sharply condemned by the Kremlin but won Washington's support. Related Stories Obama urges Putin to rein in Ukraine insurgents AFP Ukraine leader says Russia wants to set southeast 'on fire' AFP Little sign of progress as Obama, Putin speak Associated Press Putin denies interfering in Ukraine as insurgents gain ground AFP Ukraine launches 'gradual' operation, action limited Reuters The 20 tanks and armoured personnel carriers were the most forceful response yet by...
  • Ron Paul group to defy IRS [IRS demands Ron Paul's list of donors]

    04/15/2014 4:18:11 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 37 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 15, 2014 | BY JOEL GEHRKE
    Ron Paul's nonprofit Campaign for Liberty will fight the Internal Revenue Service's demand that it reveal its donor list to the agency, despite having already been fined for refusing to do so. "There is no legitimate reason for the IRS to know who donates to Campaign for Liberty," Megan Stiles, the communications director at Campaign for Liberty, told the Washington Examiner in an email on Tuesday. "We believe the First Amendment is on our side as evidenced by cases such as NAACP v. Alabama and International Union UAW v. National Right to Work. Many 501(c)(4) organizations protect the privacy of...
  • 7 Things Conservatives Should Take Away From Last Week’s Siege On Nevada

    04/15/2014 12:59:35 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 37 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | April 15, 2014 | MICHAEL OBERNDORF
    The events in Nevada this week have made a number of things crystal clear: 1) Our government, at least at the upper management/executive service level, is incredibly corrupt. 2) Senator Harry Reid (D-NV), Senate Majority Misleader, is incredibly corrupt. 3) Obama’s Executive Branch, which allowed this situation to take place in the way that it did, is incredibly corrupt. 4) The judicial branch that has consistently allowed “environmentalists” to dictate public land policy is incredibly corrupt. 5) The “environmentalists” and their co-conspirators in Congress who foisted the so-called “Endangered Species Act” and numerous other extreme laws on us, and turned...
  • Nevada Rancher: ‘The Founding Fathers Didn’t Create A Government Like This’

    04/15/2014 10:47:39 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 24 replies
    CBS ^ | April 15, 2014 | CBS/Las Vegas/AP
    RENO, Nev. (CBS Las Vegas/AP) — A Nevada rancher said Monday he’s trying to determine if federal agents damaged his cattle when the animals were rounded up then released in a showdown with angry protesters over a decades-long dispute about rangeland rights. U.S. Bureau of Land Management Director Neil Kornze said the agency backed off to avoid a potentially violent situation over the weekend. However, he vowed to go to court to collect more than $1 million in back grazing fees he says Cliven Bundy owes for trespassing on federal lands since the 1990s. Bundy, whose family has operated a...
  • Ron Paul warns that Bundy ranch standoff isn’t over just yet

    04/15/2014 10:34:02 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 17 replies
    RT ^ | April 15, 2014
    A heated land dispute between the federal government and a Nevada cattle rancher subsided over the weekend, but longtime lawmaker and former presidential hopeful Ron Paul says tensions might soon worsen once again. An armed standoff between Cliven Bundy and the United States Bureau of Land Management ended on Saturday with the federal agency agreeing to release around 400 head of cattle it had seized from the Clark County, Nevada rancher. The bureau said Bundy owed roughly $1 million to the government because for the last two decades he failed to pay a fee for letting his cattle graze on...
  • Harry Reid on Bundy Ranch Showdown: 'It's not Over'; Rory Reid says Bundy should be Prosecuted

    04/15/2014 10:12:49 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 125 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 15, 2014 | by Kerry Picket
    Following remarks Senate Majority leader Harry Reid made at the University of Nevada, Reno on Monday, the Nevada Democrat told Reno's KRNV TV his thoughts on the cattle controversy in Gold Butte. "Well, it's not over. We can't have an American people that violate the law and then just walk away from it. So it's not over," Reid said. There is no question that there were a lot of things going on down there with breaking the law," Reid said. "And that is not over yet. We can't let that continue. So I'm sure it is not the end of...
  • Remember the Battle of Bunkerville!! We must strengthen our resolve!! [Freepathon Thread XII]

    04/15/2014 9:35:47 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 227 replies
    Dear FRiends: Our unelected, unaccountable government agencies have been taken over by politicized, militarized environmental fascists who, aided and abetted by unaccountable black robed progressive rulers, have devised plans to reduce the people who settled and worked the land to the status of second class citizens, depriving them of their God-given rights and ultimately driving them off the land. These unelected, unaccountable agencies and judges now serve a higher master. The un-American Marxist/progressive movement. People like Obama/Reid/Pelosi have designs for the land and ultimately for all of us. They’re using environmentalism and junk science and corrupt politicians and judges to...
  • Questions Raised About Senator Reid’s Connection to Bundy Ranch Dispute

    04/14/2014 11:50:45 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 33 replies
    NewAmerican ^ | April 14, 2014 | Written by Warren Mass
    The standoff between Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and the federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM) deescalated on April 12, when the bureau announced that it will stop its operation to confiscate Bundy’s cattle.But another aspect to this ongoing story is jumping: The blogosphere is alive with allegations that Senator Harry Reid (pictured), and his son, Rory, have motivations of their own for wanting Bundy’s cattle off the disputed lands.Though the major media announced that a “deal” had been reached between Bundy and the BLM, Bundy explained what transpired differently in an interview with KLAS TV in Las Vegas: “There is...
  • Who will be held responsible for the BLM threatening to slaughter hundreds of innocent Americans?

    04/14/2014 8:02:25 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 154 replies
    During the final standoff at the Bundy Ranch on Saturday, we had a hundred or more militarized government agents and snipers aiming military grade weapons at hundreds of innocent American citizens. And they were being ordered through a public address system to move away or they would be "SHOT!" Their crime? Standing in defense of a Nevada citizen who was being ruthlessly tormented by rogue federal agencies over a twenty year period. The fact that the BLM seemed to be perfectly willing to slaughter innocent Americans using military grade weapons and tactics over “grazing fees” on public lands is a...
  • Sheriff: Feds strategize for 'raid' on ranch [Sheriff Mack]

    04/14/2014 4:29:29 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 498 replies
    WND ^ | April 14, 2014
    Warning follows threat from Harry Reid that grazing dispute 'not over' The chief of the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association says his sources inside the federal government are warning that Washington’s weekend retreat in a dispute over grazing land in Nevada was just to distract and defuse – because a raid on the family’s ranch still is being strategized. And there probably would be violence involved, said Richard Mack, the former sheriff of Grisham County, Ariz. “I don’t think it would be possible” to launch a raid without violence, he told WND Monday. “I don’t the Bundys would lie...
  • Battle of Bunkerville: We must strengthen our borders and our gun rights!! [Freepathon Thread XI]

    04/14/2014 3:52:03 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 135 replies
    Dear FRiends: Now is the time to defend God, Family, Country. Free Republic stands for God and Country. We defend God, Life, Family, Country, Constitution, Liberty--always have and always will. And we defend our God-given, constitutionally guaranteed right to keep and bear arms TO THE HILT!! The Battle of Bunkerville is an excellent example of why. Without an armed citizen militia present, the Battle of Bunkerville had the potential of being known as the Bunkerville Massacre. Cliven Bundy reminds us that the Founders included the second amendment so that we the people have the right to keep and bear arms...
  • Nevada follows Utah in exploring transfer of public lands

    04/14/2014 1:54:43 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 46 replies
    St George News ^ | June 6, 2013 | by Mori Kessler
    ST. GEORGE – Gov. Brian Sandoval signed Assembly Bill 227 into Nevada law Tuesday, approving the creation of the Nevada Land Management Task Force. The signing of AB 227 makes Nevada the fifth state to look into the movement initiated by Utah lawmakers that urges the federal government to transfer management of public lands over to state control. In a press release issued by the American Lands Council, Nevada Assemblyman John Ellison, the primary sponsor of AB 227, said, “Gov. Sandoval and our state legislature have taken the first step in fulfilling our responsibility to our children and for the...
  • DCCC CHAIR: WE CARE MORE ABOUT AMNESTY THAN MIDTERM ELECTIONS

    04/14/2014 1:06:06 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 14, 2014 | By Tony Lee
    The top Democrat who is leading the effort to help the party elect more members to Congress said he cares more about amnesty than the midterm elections. Appearing on CNN's State of the Union with Candy Crowley on Sunday, Rep. Steve Israel (D-NY), the head of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, said the midterm elections are taking a backseat to the amnesty legislation Democrats and establishment Republicans desperately want. "We'd rather pass an immigration bill than worry about the election. We have got 190 Democrats ready to vote on a comprehensive immigration bill today," Israel said while also accusing Republicans...
  • CBO ISSUES DIRE DEBT WARNING OF 'FISCAL CRISIS'

    04/14/2014 12:56:30 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 70 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 14, 2014 | By Wynton Hall
    New figures by the Congressional Budget Office released on Monday reveal that over the next 10 years the U.S. debt-to-GDP ratio will double to 78%. Over the last four decades America's average debt-to-GDP ratio was 39%. At the end of 2007, federal debt was just 35% of GDP. The CBO report says gross federal debt will soar from $17.7 trillion to $27 trillion over the next ten years. CBO warned of the dire consequences the nation's debt will have if gone unchecked. "Such high and rising debt would have serious negative consequences," says the report. "Federal spending on interest payments...
  • Bundy ranch dispute with federal land agency draws variety of foot soldiers

    04/14/2014 12:27:02 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 102 replies
    Las Vegas Review Journal ^ | April 13, 2014 | By BEN BOTKIN
    BUNKERVILLE — Cliven Bundy’s fight with the Bureau of Land Management over the federal agency’s roundup of his cattle attracted a diverse group of foot soldiers: fellow ranchers, Las Vegans and militia and patriot groups were among them. Their battle cry is the U.S. Constitution and liberty. They fear the federal government overstepping its bounds at every turn. This concern, in their view, applies to those from all walks of life, be it a rural Southern Nevada rancher or a militia member from northern Montana. Ultimately, the Bundy protest — which was defused Saturday when federal land officials agreed to...
  • Cliven Bundy to sheriffs: ‘Disarm’ the Bureau of Land Management

    04/14/2014 11:40:48 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 56 replies
    Politico ^ | April 14, 2014 | By TAL KOPAN
    Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy said Monday that his standoff with the feds isn’t just about cattle: It’s about an “overpowering” bureaucracy in the U.S. that needs to be disarmed. “I only want to talk to one person in each county across the United States, and here’s what I want to say: County sheriffs, disarm U.S. bureaucracy. County sheriffs, disarm U.S. bureaucrats,” Bundy said on Glenn Beck’s radio show on TheBlaze on Monday. Beck said he invited Bundy on his show after speaking with him Sunday to try to understand the man whose cattle have ignited a flashpoint between federal regulators...
  • Nevada rancher standoff turns on a states’ rights debate

    04/14/2014 11:30:47 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 127 replies
    CBS ^ | April 14, 2014
    MESQUITE, Nev. - A day after blinking in a showdown on the range, federal land managers pledged to pursue efforts to resolve a conflict with a southern Nevada rancher who has refused to pay grazing fees for 20 years. Bureau of Land Management spokesman Craig Leff said the agency would continue to try to resolve the matter involving rancher Cliven Bundy "administratively and judicially." Bundy owes more than $1 million in grazing fees, according to the bureau. "The door isn't closed. We'll figure out how to move forward with this," he said Sunday. He declined to comment on possible options....
  • FOUNDING FATHERS MADE SURE BUNDY FAMILY WAS ARMED

    04/14/2014 10:34:03 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 67 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 14, 2014 | by AWR HAWKINS
    As tensions rose and a standoff ensued between Bureau of Land Management (BLM) agents and Cliven Bundy and his family on April 11th and 12th, one thing was evident: through the Second Amendment, the Founding Fathers guaranteed that Bundy could be armed to protect his life and property. KLAS-TV described a meeting between armed federal agents and armed Bundy family members during one of the highest points of tension. No guns were misused nor were any used offensively. However, guns were present because of our Founding Fathers' forethought. We do not have guns for the purposes of sporting or hunting--although...
  • PALIN: OBAMA DOESN'T UNDERSTAND OR 'CHOOSES TO DISRESPECT OUR CONSTITUTION'

    04/13/2014 2:51:07 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 90 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 13, 2014 | By Tony Lee
    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin blasted President Barack Obama on Saturday for either not understanding or deliberately disrespecting the Constitution. "We have a president who doesn't understand or just chooses to disrespect our Constitution," Palin said on Fox News' Cashin In with host Eric Bolling. Obama has unilaterally changed immigration, health care, and welfare laws, among others, according to Palin, and she said that he has sent a message with his actions that an elite crew will run the government as they see fit instead of "We the People." She also said there needs to be "new energy" in government...
  • 5,000 Americans answer the call to defend Bundy and the BLM stands down!! [FReepathon thread X]

    04/13/2014 11:11:07 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 332 replies
    Very proud of our people today. The fascist federal government placed its iron boot on an American’s neck (Cliven Bundy, the last standing large rancher in that area of Nevada after all the others had already been destroyed by the BLM), the patriot call went out and 5,000 ordinary Americans from surrounding areas answered the call, some armed with guns, others only with signs and the flag and they forced the feds to stand down. Ladies and gentlemen, I'm here to say the First and Second Amendments still stand!! We need to all stay strong in such emergencies and always...
  • Federal agency vows to continue legal action after ending Nevada ranch standoff [BLM v Bundy]

    04/13/2014 2:17:43 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 173 replies
    FOX News ^ | April 13, 2014 | Edmund DeMarche, Matt Finn and the AP contributed to this report
    The Bureau of Land Management vowed Saturday that it would continue its legal fight to remove illegal cattle from a rural Nevada range after ending a tense weeklong standoff with a rancher and his supporters. "After 20 years and multiple court orders to remove the trespass cattle, [rancher Cliven] Bundy owes the American taxpayers in excess of $1 million. The BLM will continue to work to resolve the matter administratively and judicially," a statement from the bureau said. "We ask that all parties in the area remain peaceful and law-abiding as the Bureau of Land Management and National Park Service...
  • Obama Lets N.S.A. Exploit Some Internet Flaws, Officials Say [heartbleed bug]

    04/12/2014 11:52:42 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 3 replies
    NYT ^ | April 12, 2014 | By David E. Sanger
    WASHINGTON — Stepping into a heated debate within the nation’s intelligence agencies, President Obama has decided that when the National Security Agency discovers major flaws in Internet security, it should — in most circumstances — reveal them to assure that they will be fixed, rather than keep mum so that the flaws can be used in espionage or cyberattacks, senior administration officials said Saturday. But Mr. Obama carved a broad exception for “a clear national security or law enforcement need,” the officials said, a loophole that is likely to allow the N.S.A. to continue to exploit security flaws both to...
  • 5,000 Americans answer the call to defend Bundy and the BLM stands down!! [FReepathon thread IX]

    04/12/2014 11:19:53 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 585 replies
    Very proud of our people today. The fascist federal government placed its iron boot on an American’s neck (Clive Bundy, the last standing large rancher in the area in Nevada after all the others had already been destroyed by the BLM), the patriot call went out and 5,000 ordinary Americans from surrounding areas answer the call, some armed with guns, others only with signs and the flag and they force the feds to stand down. Ladies and gentlemen, I'm here to say the First and Second Amendments still stand!! We need to all stay strong in such emergencies and always...
  • Supporters gather to defend Bundy ranch in Nevada, FAA enacts no-fly zone

    04/11/2014 10:56:27 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 61 replies
    RT ^ | April 11, 2014
    An intense showdown in the state of Nevada between a family of ranchers and federal agents continues to escalate after a longstanding land dispute two decades in the making came to a head earlier this month. As RT reported earlier this week, hundreds of armed agents with the United States Bureau of Land Management and the Federal Bureau of Investigation have descended on the Clark County, Nevada ranch of 67-year-old Cliven Bundy to execute the court-ordered confiscation of nearly 1,000 cattle, according to his family, which the US government says have trespassed on federal property. The Washington Free Beacon newspaper...
  • Why Putin is dictating terms to Kerry on Ukraine

    04/11/2014 10:31:12 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 48 replies
    CNN ^ | April 11, 2014 | By Simon Tisdall
    London (CNN) -- High-level talks to defuse the Ukraine crisis, due to be held by the U.S., Russia, the EU and the Kiev government next week, amount to a big personal test for John Kerry after a notably accident-prone first year as U.S. President Barack Obama's secretary of state. Kerry's State Department failed to see the Ukraine crisis coming and may have inadvertently helped to provoke it. They pushed too hard as the EU moved to cement closer ties with the former Soviet republic. Then, when Ukraine's elected, pro-Russia president was forcibly overthrown, the U.S. barely concealed its satisfaction. The...
  • Militiamen make their presence felt in protest of BLM’s livestock grab

    04/11/2014 10:01:17 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 74 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | April 11, 2014 | By Ed Komenda
    BUNKERVILLE — The militiamen rolled in to draw a line in the dirt. About 70 miles northeast of Las Vegas, they set up camp on a sun-baked patch of land next to a bend in the Virgin River, keeping supplies — like rucksacks and sleeping bags — in neat piles under the roof of an abandoned shack. Gruff and largely unshaven, dressed in camouflage fatigues and cut-off shirts, the men kept their intentions quiet, telling news reporters the reason they pulled their trucks into this rural desert town — on one of the hottest days of the year — is...
  • Sound familiar? Top Nevada Dem official vows to pursue conservative group

    04/11/2014 4:05:44 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 11 replies
    FOX News ^ | April 11, 2014 | By M.D. Kittle
    Nevada’s Democrat secretary of state says he’ll do all in his power to crush a conservative organization that ran ads against him in his campaign to become the state’s attorney general. Sound familiar? It’s part of a “disturbing trend,” said Matthew Walter, executive director of the State Government Leadership Foundation, the conservative nonprofit behind the ads that earned the ire of Nevada Secretary of State Ross Miller. “This is all about freedom of speech,” Walter said. “Whether it’s President Obama’s Internal Revenue Service and their unbalanced scrutiny into conservative organizations, or whether it’s Ross Miller with his threats and blustering...
  • HARRY REID'S SON REPRESENTING CHINESE SOLAR PANEL PLANT IN $5 BILLION NEVADA DEAL

    04/11/2014 2:09:28 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 104 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/14/2012 | By Wynton Hall
    The son of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), Rory Reid, is the primary representative for ENN Energy Group, a Chinese energy company seeking to build a $5 billion solar panel plant on a 9,000-acre Clark County desert plot in Laughlin, Nevada. ENN scored big when Clark County commissioners unanimously voted to sell the Chinese company the public land for just $4.5 million, despite the fact that it was appraised at $38.6 million. Sen. Reid has been one of ENN’s biggest supporters, having recruited the company during a 2011 trip to China. According to Reuters, last month Sen. Reid tried...
  • Nevadan Named BLM Chief - Senate Confirms Former Reid Adviser

    04/11/2014 1:22:44 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 69 replies
    CBS/Las Vegas ^ | April 9, 2014
    CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A natural resource manager who grew up in Elko has been named director of the Bureau of Land Management. The U.S. Senate voted 71-28 on Tuesday to confirm the appointment of Neil Kornze to the post. Kornze was raised in Elko and is a former senior adviser to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. He joined the BLM in 2011 and has been leading the agency as principal deputy director for the past year.