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  • U.S. should send troops to quell Ukraine crisis

    04/15/2014 11:14:11 AM PDT · 61 of 227
    xzins to Berlin_Freeper; smoothsailing; Girlene; bigheadfred; jazusamo

    Not only no, but hell no.

    We don’t need ground troops in the Ukraine.

    That would be like the Ruskies sending ground troops to Mexico. It’s not like we don’t have a heck of a lot of firepower stationed right here in the good ole US of A.

    Those who are amazed that Russia has thousands of troops INSIDE RUSSIA on the Ukrainian border are being either willfully or blindly ignorant. How stupid can they be? It BORDERS Russia. Right there. Right on it.

    I feel bad for the Ukraine, but they’re losing because Obama and Clinton sold them down the river with no ABM, no nukes, and limitations on their military capabilities.

  • Who will be held responsible for the BLM threatening to slaughter hundreds of innocent Americans?

    04/15/2014 11:09:17 AM PDT · 141 of 152
    xzins to P-Marlowe

    Phones are meant for posts of 20 words or less. :>)

    Need a real keyboard to have your fingers at least try to keep up with your thinking.

    I got a new galaxy s4 because of it’s bigger screen and I still can’t type very fast on it.

    As you can see, I’m at a keyboard at the moment. Will shortly, however, go to the post office so I can send my great Uncle a lot of money.

  • Who will be held responsible for the BLM threatening to slaughter hundreds of innocent Americans?

    04/15/2014 10:01:06 AM PDT · 134 of 152
    xzins to Jim Robinson; combat_boots; P-Marlowe; Ray76; BuckeyeTexan
    It can happen here. You are right.

    And it happens to each and every one of us. I wrote my annual big check to the Fed this morning and will mail it here shortly. It is a money transfer that is in defiance of what the Founders felt was the freedom method for financing a small government.

    The Founders wrote in Article I: ...direct Taxes shall be apportioned among the several States which may be included within this Union, according to their respective Numbers, which shall be determined by adding to the whole Number of free Persons...

    IOW, a state with 3 times the population of State X had to end up paying 3 times the tax as the lesser populated State X. (The only functional way to have done that would have been to establish an amount of money to be raised and then to assign each state their share of it.)

    Since larger states had more voting representatives in congress, this prevented MAJORITIES in Congress from robbing others blind to benefit their own needs. It says to me that the Founders were leery of poverty crowding into cities and outvoting lesser populated but more industrious regions. (Review a red/blue map by county of the USA, and notice that the blue is clustered in highly populated areas.)

    Indirect taxes which are consumption taxes (sales taxes), on the other hand, are under the control of each individual citizen. You buy more, then you pay more. It's fair.

    A direct tax becomes a money transfer scheme from the better off to the less well off. It's happening before our very eyes and demonstrating to us the wisdom of the Founders.

    And it plays into the hands of the socialists and corporatists who use class warfare and elitism to take our money and use it to enhance their power by buying off constituencies and/or enriching themselves.

    Those elites and those entitlement voters make possible the rule of a "dictatorship over the non-elites"....over us.

    Here's the sad part, America. In the same way as generational welfare conditions those in it to believe that this is the way life is supposed to be, so having our children raised in a culture with a "dictatorship over the non elites" conditions them to accept that as normal.

    See how effectively just two decades of homosexual propaganda has turned the thinking of average America to where it accepts this death-bringing behavior as "normal".

    We worry all the time about leaving our children with this massive debt.

    Far worse than that will be our leaving them on the road to serfdom, and if we don't fight against it, then we're affirming that it's just normal living, the way things are supposed to be.

    At first Joseph protected his relatives, the Israelites, in Egypt. Eventually, though, a king rose who didn't remember Joseph. And those Hebrews ended up in slavery. They naturally grew right into it.

  • BLM ends Bundy cattle roundup, citing safety issues

    04/15/2014 8:53:19 AM PDT · 165 of 165
    xzins to Georgia Girl 2

    My brother also had an extremely solid mortgage business that was driven out of business by the Fed. And you’re right, it is the same thing.

    A major factor in beef prices is the price of corn and the government requirement that so much of the annual crop be used to produce gasohol.

    Whether a farmer finishes his cattle on corn or has them on corn plus pasturage their entire lives, anything increasing the farmers’ prices either makes the price higher at the market OR the farmer doesn’t raise as many cattle...also raising the price at the market.

    The ONLY thing that will lower the price is more than sufficient supply, so YOU are right on the money. Let the cattle feed on otherwise unused land.

  • Cliven Bundy is not a righteous man, but there's more to the BLM story

    04/15/2014 8:47:50 AM PDT · 45 of 67
    xzins to Texas Fossil

    The “dispose of” provision in the Constitution regarding federal property clearly exposes the mistake made by courts in the past whenever they ruled “property owner” status for the Federal government involving managed land within states.

    It is obvious that the Federal Government cannot “dispose of” 80%+ of Nevada and sell it, for example, to Pennsylvania.

    That’s simply ridiculous. As land within the boundaries of the state designated as Nevada, all of those millions of acres are Nevada and cannot be sold to another state or to a foreign country (Mexico, for example).

    It will remain Nevada barring its being part of a constitutionally approved redesignation into an additional state.

  • BLM ends Bundy cattle roundup, citing safety issues

    04/15/2014 8:30:43 AM PDT · 163 of 165
    xzins to Georgia Girl 2

    Agreed. The Bundy Standoff at BunkerVille was not about the tortoise or the fees. However, some blame Bundy for not paying those fees to the Fed, and that he stopped paying the fees to the Fed before the tortoise became an issue.

    I discovered that the tortoise was an issue before he stopped paying the Fed and that year-to-year new requirements did fit his narrative of the Fed trying to drive him out of business.

    All of that said, I think that the Fed considering itself the “owner” of 80%+ of Nevada is constitutionally obscene. It’s obscene because there is no constitutional provision for such ownership by the Fed, because the constitutional allows the Fed to dispose of what it owns, and because on becoming a state, Nevada became a full and equal sovereign state with all others, and all territorial claims of the Federal government changed.

  • Abengoa Atrocities, the Sequel: California Mojave Solar Project is ‘dangerous,’ engineers assert

    04/15/2014 8:22:59 AM PDT · 3 of 5
    xzins to calfit32
    From 2008 article about a power plant being built: The 300-megawatt power plant, which would generate enough power to supply 150,000 homes, is now projected to cost $1.1 billion if it is built in southwestern Wisconsin and $1.2 billion if it is built in Portage, the utility http://www.jsonline.com/business/29482814.html

    This solar plant, overruns, and associated costs will be about 3.5 billion out of the taxpayers.

    This solar plant, due to using up some of its own energy itself, will produce about 220 mw of power for customers each year.

    If 300 mw provides energy for 150,000 people (about half), then 220 mw will provide energy for about 110,000 people.

    An off grid solar system for giving 100% power to a good-sized home will run 20-30 thousand dollars.

    Dividing the larger number, 30000, in 3.5 billion = 116,000 homes can be energy independent and never have another energy bill if the government fitted each of the 116,000 homes with solar energy. In other words, it would actually serve more homes.

    Additionally, it would provide countless jobs and manufacturing hours for American businesses.

  • Questions Raised About Senator Reid’s Connection to Bundy Ranch Dispute

    04/15/2014 7:27:11 AM PDT · 29 of 33
    xzins to Jim Robinson; P-Marlowe; DaxtonBrown

    What an excellent article, Jim.

  • BLM ends Bundy cattle roundup, citing safety issues

    04/15/2014 6:57:18 AM PDT · 161 of 165
    xzins to GAFreedom; Georgia Girl 2; Jim Robinson; P-Marlowe

    Under Nevada law the desert tortoise, since it was on the endangered species list, came under protected status IN NEVADA as early as 1991 and probably back to 1987, as I already noted. Available statuses for all reptiles were: game, unprotected, protected AND they had to be in one of the classifications.

    I had already double checked.

  • BLM ends Bundy cattle roundup, citing safety issues

    04/15/2014 6:54:13 AM PDT · 160 of 165
    xzins to GAFreedom; Georgia Girl 2; Jim Robinson

    Under Nevada law the desert tortoise, since it was on the endangered species list, came under protected status IN NEVADA as early as 1991 and probably back to 1987, as I already noted. Available statuses for all reptiles were: game, unprotected, protected AND they had to be in one of the classifications.

    I had already double checked.

  • Top enlisted Marine pens open letter after testimony angers troops

    04/14/2014 11:19:23 AM PDT · 41 of 77
    xzins to driftdiver

    He should be fighting for it all.

    It’s like coming ashore and saying “fight ‘em in the center and on the right, but leave the enemy on the left alone.”

  • Top enlisted Marine pens open letter after testimony angers troops

    04/14/2014 11:05:12 AM PDT · 33 of 77
    xzins to driftdiver

    The guy’s a nut. You fight for good pay. You fight for good bases. You fight for good equipment.

  • Notice of Temporary Closure on Public Lands (BLM plan published in Federal Register in March)

    04/14/2014 10:28:17 AM PDT · 64 of 74
    xzins to demshateGod
    Nice find

    Thank you, but a freeper turned me on to it a few days ago. Then I couldn't find the link, and I don't remember the freeper. So I just did the trial and error thing in the computer history and eventually found it again. Had to reformat it, but it's word for word the same as what BLM posted in the Fed register.

  • Notice of Temporary Closure on Public Lands (BLM plan published in Federal Register in March)

    04/14/2014 10:17:49 AM PDT · 62 of 74
    xzins to Gene Eric; P-Marlowe

    Just generically speaking, I think you’re right. Sounds like we’re allies in this.

    Move my free speech zone....no need Mr Government Man.

    I have a portable one all my own, carry it with me wheresoever I go.

  • Notice of Temporary Closure on Public Lands (BLM plan published in Federal Register in March)

    04/14/2014 7:06:31 AM PDT · 26 of 74
    xzins to beethovenfan

    They think “they” is the “public” and we simple citizens cannot ever be the “public” because we are each only one person. They is the unity and we is the diversity.

    Or some such nonsense as that.

  • Notice of Temporary Closure on Public Lands (BLM plan published in Federal Register in March)

    04/14/2014 7:04:38 AM PDT · 25 of 74
    xzins to MarMema

    When I posted this, I was thinking the same as you about that media area. How weird! I wonder if the media went along with it.

  • Notice of Temporary Closure on Public Lands (BLM plan published in Federal Register in March)

    04/14/2014 7:02:17 AM PDT · 22 of 74
    xzins to P-Marlowe
    Obviously this was going to cost much more than the money that Mr. Bundy allegedly owed to the Federal Government.

    Did you know that the BLM has been found liable for trial for animal cruelty for doing to horses what they did to Bundy's cattle with their helicopters?

    If it had been you or me, we would be in jail for animal cruelty.

  • Notice of Temporary Closure on Public Lands (BLM plan published in Federal Register in March)

    04/14/2014 7:00:03 AM PDT · 19 of 74
    xzins to demshateGod
    I think the land is open now.

    However, notice that the implementation order says the land is legally closed until May 12. Therefore, penalties apply throughout that period if they feel like applying them.

    I've heard of nothing that rescinds any order...only that BLM is leaving the area, but threatening that this is not the end.

  • Notice of Temporary Closure on Public Lands (BLM plan published in Federal Register in March)

    04/14/2014 6:52:09 AM PDT · 17 of 74
    xzins to hoosiermama

    You don’t take a man’s truck. He could get mighty mad and demonstrate he isn’t a pushover.

    And my cell phone has my grandkids’ pictures inside. I have a deep attachment to my grandkids.

  • Notice of Temporary Closure on Public Lands (BLM plan published in Federal Register in March)

    04/14/2014 6:46:00 AM PDT · 13 of 74
    xzins to hoosiermama

    Maybe I should be careful not to park my (relatively) new F150 super cab on a boundary line. The BLM might need trucks and declare it publicly owned. :>)

  • 10 Pastors I’m Concerned About

    04/14/2014 6:43:49 AM PDT · 38 of 40
    xzins to P-Marlowe; Revelation 911
    Or perhaps to have ten items on a checklist when you can only legitimately think of 9.

    LOL! The dreaded "3 point sermon" when the text allows for only 2....OH NOES!

  • Notice of Temporary Closure on Public Lands (BLM plan published in Federal Register in March)

    04/14/2014 6:41:32 AM PDT · 11 of 74
    xzins to P-Marlowe; wrench; ladyjane; fella; B4Ranch; hoosiermama; Jim Robinson

    Please notice this closure is in effect until May 12, and then notice the penalties at the bottom of the page.

    Also notice that an implementation order was signed on this plan all the way back on March 10, which means it was being staffed, planned, and stored for who knows how long prior to March.

  • Notice of Temporary Closure on Public Lands (BLM plan published in Federal Register in March)

    04/14/2014 6:37:19 AM PDT · 10 of 74
    xzins to P-Marlowe; GAFreedom; Jim Robinson

    And aren’t they considerate? They rotate the actual “free speech zone” daily, and to find out where you’re allowed to freely speak, you have to go to a website daily.

    One would think they were trying to limit free speech, wouldn’t one?

    But...what the hey...courts have ruled that limiting free speech is AOK.

    Nothing to see here...move right along

  • Notice of Temporary Closure on Public Lands (BLM plan published in Federal Register in March)

    04/14/2014 6:05:54 AM PDT · 2 of 74
    xzins to All; Jim Robinson; P-Marlowe
    They actually planned this well ahead of time. Including this part:

    Two locations are available for members of the public to express their First Amendment rights: I–15 and Exit 112 for Riverside and State Route 170 and White Rock Road. Only one area will be available at a time; Incident Command staff will determine daily which location is most suitable, based on impound operation activities and safety considerations, and will post the location on BLM and National Park Service (NPS) websites.
  • Notice of Temporary Closure on Public Lands (BLM plan published in Federal Register in March)

    04/14/2014 6:04:45 AM PDT · 1 of 74
    xzins
  • THE BUNDY DAUGHTER SPEAKS OUT ON GOVERNMENT TERRORISM AGAINST HER FAMILY! (Nevada Rancher)

    04/14/2014 4:58:54 AM PDT · 360 of 368
    xzins to DaxtonBrown

    Glad to have you back, then. :>)

  • 10 Pastors I’m Concerned About

    04/14/2014 3:00:50 AM PDT · 27 of 40
    xzins to P-Marlowe; SeekAndFind; heartfelt; Alex Murphy; Gamecock; RansomOttawa; heartwood
    CORRECTED COPY

    If Jesus referred to Noah (he did) Jonah (he did) and Adam and Eve (he did) as real people, then we best not try to treat those stories as anything other than the LITERAL truth.

    I agree. I also think that point #8 was actually a unique point. The others were basically the same point. He's concerned with pastors who are phonies rather than real. I really hesitate at using his word distinction "literarily" and treating the Bible as literature. Should a letter be viewed as a letter? Sure. But the truth is that very little of the message within the letter is constrained in any way by virtue of that letter being a "letter".

    Other so-called forms of literature are contrived...apocalyptic literature is the most glaring example. Basically, that's just a fancy term in which egg-heads try to group such unique books as Daniel, Zechariah, and Revelation. They certainly have some similarities, but I seriously doubt Daniel said to himself, "Self, let's sit down and write an addition to the apocalyptic genre of literature."

    I'm fairly sure you can't take the Psalms and Proverbs and legitimately group them in a folder you've named "poetics". All of those groupings are after-the-fact and contrivances of scholars.

    As for the remainder of the author's concerns, to the extent that he really is concerned with phoniness and then adequately hits the mark in his description, I'll go ahead and listen.

    Sometimes, though, I think people write things just to write things because they have a deadline, a requirement to put out so many words for a column, a blog, etc.

  • 10 Pastors I’m Concerned About

    04/14/2014 2:54:59 AM PDT · 26 of 40
    xzins to P-Marlowe; SeekAndFind; heartfelt; Alex Murphy; Gamecock
    If Jesus referred to Noah (he did) Jonah (he did) and Adam and Eve (he did) as real people, then we best not try to treat those stories as anything other than the LITERAL truth.

    I agree. I also think that point #8 was actually a unique point. The others were basically the same point. He's concerned with pastors who are phonies rather than real. I really hesitate at using his word distinction "literarily" and treating the Bible as literature. Should a letter viewed as a letter? Sure. But the truth is that very little of the message within the letter is constrained in any way by virtue of that letter being a "letter".

    Other so-called forms of literature are contrived...apocalyptic literature is the most glaring example. Basically, that's just a fancy term in which egg-heads try to group such unique books as Daniel, Zechariah, and Revelation. The certainly have some similarities, but I seriously doubt Daniel said to himself, "Self, let's sit down and write an addition to the apocalyptic genre of literature."

    I'm fairly sure you can can't take the Psalms and Proverbs and legitimately group them in a folder you've named "poetics". All of those groupings are after-the-fact and contrivances of scholars.

    As for the remainder of the author's concerns, to the extent that he really is concerned with phoniness and then adequately hits the mark in his description, I'll go ahead an listen.

    Sometimes, though, I think people write things just to write things because they have a deadline, a requirement to put out so many words for a column, a blog, etc.

  • RED RIVER RUMBLE? BLM Wants to Seize 90,000 Acres of Texas Ranchers’ Land!

    04/13/2014 6:28:43 PM PDT · 38 of 128
    xzins to Busko

    Sounds like Putin is cutting off river access between Oklahoma and Texas, doesn’t it?

  • RED RIVER RUMBLE? BLM Wants to Seize 90,000 Acres of Texas Ranchers’ Land!

    04/13/2014 6:02:38 PM PDT · 3 of 128
    xzins to Texas Fossil; cripplecreek

    The BLM is out of control

    Freedom is under attack

    We need to stay on top of this and on top of the BLM land seizure in Wyoming

  • THE BUNDY DAUGHTER SPEAKS OUT ON GOVERNMENT TERRORISM AGAINST HER FAMILY! (Nevada Rancher)

    04/13/2014 5:58:28 PM PDT · 353 of 368
    xzins to P-Marlowe; GAFreedom; Jim Robinson

    GAFreedom is a misnomer. I thought it meant Georgia Freedom, but perhaps it’s Government Accountability Freedom...iow, no freedom at all.

    In any case, I don’t think he/she realizes that freedom is not based on the judiciary’s decisions on Free Republic.

    After all, the judges say that killing babies is OK.

  • BLM ends Bundy cattle roundup, citing safety issues

    04/13/2014 5:43:45 PM PDT · 145 of 165
    xzins to GAFreedom; Georgia Girl 2; Jim Robinson

    Your info is wrong. The desert tortoise was listed in the endangered species act in 1989

  • THE BUNDY DAUGHTER SPEAKS OUT ON GOVERNMENT TERRORISM AGAINST HER FAMILY! (Nevada Rancher)

    04/13/2014 5:24:05 PM PDT · 350 of 368
    xzins to P-Marlowe

    Yep, newbie.

    GAFreedom
    Since Mar 10, 2014

  • Kevin Drum: Right-Wingers Desperately Deny 'Anything Even Slightly Positive' About Obamacare

    04/13/2014 5:23:01 PM PDT · 30 of 45
    xzins to markomalley

    Sorry, Kevin Drum, but that’s out of balance reporting.

    Liberals and socialists find things wrong with ObamaCare for 2 reasons:

    1. It’s undeniably broken

    2. They have been hurt by it or they know of those who have. It’s personal.

    Conservatives don’t find anything positive about ObamaCare because those things touted as “positive” are generally: (a) preexisting conditions, (b) parents insurance until 26, and (c) coverage of those without insurance (d) portability

    (a) There were state pools providing preexisting condition coverage prior to ObamaCare. And the way preexisting conditions have been averaged into the cost is part of why premiums are exorbitant.

    (b) A 26 year old shouldn’t be on parent’s insurance policy. Additionally, that’s one of the mistakes in the system that is driving up costs. Why be young and paying for insurance when for zero dollars you can simply be on mom’s or dad’s?

    (c) There actually was coverage prior to ObamaCare. Folks went to the hospitals and they were helped. That’s what they’re STILL doing because costs are so extreme, the formerly uncovered who want coverage can’t afford it.

    (d) Portability. Insurance portability for those with conditions requiring it existed prior to ObamaCare. In 1985, Congress enacted a bill known as the Consolidated Omnibus Reconciliation Act, or COBRA. This legislation ensured that all eligible employees have the option to continue receiving their current insurance without any interruption of coverage stemming from an involuntary job loss or a cut in full-time hours.

    So, conservatives don’t find anything of value in ObamaCare because there is nothing of value in ObamaCare. Not because they’re partisan.

  • Satanic Temple launches campaign to 'protect' children and permit them to pray to Satan

    04/13/2014 5:09:28 PM PDT · 32 of 50
    xzins to GAFreedom; NYer; P-Marlowe
    if we let one religion do it, we have to let them ALL do it, or it appears that we’re favoring this religion over that one

    That's actually not very precise. We have to let them participate based on their representation in the population. If they are .0001% of the population, then they would have their name drawn to pray .0001% of the prayers.

    The US military has used this proportionate system for years in determining representation of chaplains from the different denominations and religions.

  • THE BUNDY DAUGHTER SPEAKS OUT ON GOVERNMENT TERRORISM AGAINST HER FAMILY! (Nevada Rancher)

    04/13/2014 4:59:59 PM PDT · 348 of 368
    xzins to GAFreedom; DaxtonBrown; P-Marlowe; Jim Robinson
    1. Harry Reid involvement: I didn't get it from Alex Jones. I got it on Free Republic from a post by Daxton Brown, a freeper who has been on Free Republic about 2 years, also the author of a book about Harry Reid. His was the first Harry Reid connection that I saw. Also, my memory of a free republic thread says that Alex Jones picked it up from Free Republic, but my memory could be wrong. Daxton Brown's summary: (http://www.futurnamics.com/reid_bundyranch.php

    2. Tortoise misrepresentation. You say it means nothing until proven in court. That's not true, really. You know they are exterminating tortoises and have been for a while, and you know that those restrictions are eased for developers wanting areas. What I hear you telling me is that you measure truth based on its being upheld in court. Would you say the same about the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ?

    3. Sniper overkill? You have no opinion on that action and how it impacts your evaluation of truth, overreach, etc? Interesting.

    4. 1st amendment zones? Despite broad censure by many Americans this is still just a matter of "truth by Court decision?" It makes no difference to you in terms of freedom, of the American values of independence, free speech, and free press? And this has no bearing on your evaluation of what's going on in this case.

    I'm disappointed at your handle, GAFreedom. I expected some intensity regarding freedom.

  • EDITORIAL: North Carolina answers Democrats’ question ‘What vote fraud?’

    04/13/2014 11:44:03 AM PDT · 36 of 43
    xzins to P-Marlowe; afraidfortherepublic
    If you or I gave a false social security number to get disability benefits, we’d go to jail. Illegal aliens, however, get treated like royalty when they break the laws.

    Ya know, P-M, it is not a hard thing for a computer to compile a list of social security numbers receiving benefits. Nor is it hard to sort them and see how many names are using any given number.

    It's like the billion dollar web site, the billion dollar failed solar company, etc.

    They're just handing out money to their friends.

    I'll bet we could easily exist on the US gross receipts only, without any borrowing at all, if we'd just rid ourselves of waste, fraud, and abuse.

  • THE BUNDY DAUGHTER SPEAKS OUT ON GOVERNMENT TERRORISM AGAINST HER FAMILY! (Nevada Rancher)

    04/13/2014 11:39:20 AM PDT · 344 of 368
    xzins to GAFreedom; P-Marlowe

    At this point, there are a couple of items of interest in this case.

    1. What do you think of the Harry Reid connection?

    2. What does misrepresenting the tortoise endangerment do to past court rulings that utilized those assumptions?

    3. What does BLM overkill do to their case; i.e., bringing snipers and heavy artillery to a cow ranch?

    4. What do the “1st amendment zones” say about the Fed’s opinions of the American people?

  • BLM ends Bundy cattle roundup, citing safety issues

    04/12/2014 6:03:58 PM PDT · 88 of 165
    xzins to Mr Rogers

    Good info, Mr Rogers. Thanks

    What we’re dealing with here and in the info you gave is a sense that the government thinks it is an overlord.

    They are not lords and ladies. They don’t decree and we jump.

  • Students Wear Shirts With Anti-Gay Message on Day of Silence

    04/12/2014 2:39:08 PM PDT · 10 of 76
    xzins to Ben Mugged

    How about “Bullies are People Too” Day?

  • Deal reached; BLM will release confiscated cattle to rancher

    04/12/2014 2:33:26 PM PDT · 22 of 189
    xzins to wrench
    You do not put steers on open range to fatten them.

    Ohio must have more available grass. :>)

  • Deal reached; BLM will release confiscated cattle to rancher

    04/12/2014 2:28:48 PM PDT · 16 of 189
    xzins to ican'tbelieveit; smoothsailing

    Feeder calves were much higher...memory says in the 1.80 a pound hoof weight. I’d weigh the dead ones and send a bill.

  • Deal reached; BLM will release confiscated cattle to rancher

    04/12/2014 2:19:03 PM PDT · 7 of 189
    xzins to smoothsailing

    Cattle on the hoof was 1.35 a pound day before yesterday. A grown steer comes in at about 1200 pounds, doesn’t it?

    That’s a lot of money.

    Now that they’ve had the roundup, Bundy should just go to market. :>)

  • BLM ends Bundy cattle roundup, citing safety issues

    04/12/2014 2:16:38 PM PDT · 76 of 165
    xzins to centurion316

    I agree with you. The Harry Reid angle on this, and the BLM land grabs elsewhere (Red River, Texas) means there’s more to this entire mess than meets the eye.

    I also agree that discussion of policy over the years is helpful. I’m not above nullification, though, if it violates the Constitution. It wouldn’t be the first set of laws and judgments that were simply wrong.

    The Court says it’s ok to kill babies.

  • Beef prices reach highest level since 1987

    04/12/2014 2:09:22 PM PDT · 13 of 20
    xzins to 1rudeboy

    nothing to see here...move right along...this is not inflation...move right along

  • Why the U.S. Should Merge With Canada

    04/12/2014 2:08:25 PM PDT · 74 of 98
    xzins to C. Edmund Wright

    Only if they get to keep their mosquitos.

  • UPDATE: Armed Bundy family leaders meet with BLM officers

    04/12/2014 2:06:49 PM PDT · 18 of 123
    xzins to smoothsailing

    The propaganda machine begins its slow grind

    After they do their dirty smear-jobs, not long before Bundy will be Oklahoma Timothy McVeigh and that ranch will be Waco Branch Davidiana.

  • BLM ends Bundy cattle roundup, citing safety issues

    04/12/2014 2:01:16 PM PDT · 71 of 165
    xzins to Mr Rogers; P-Marlowe

    I’ve not heard Bundy say he is not a US Citizen. On the other hand, I’ve not heard him say he is a Nevada citizen. I have heard (or read? it all blends together sometimes) him say that he owes to Nevada or the county, iirc.

    So, is it appropriate for Nevada to claim sovereignty over all the land within its borders and assert that it has first ownership to the land in the state?

    That would be dispute decided between a state and the Fed, and I’d like to see the result, because it would have to be decided by the Scotus according to the Constitution.

    I think the “dispose of” clause is the clincher argument. If they can dispose of Nevada contrary to the wishes of Nevada, then Nevada is not a sovereign state.

  • BLM ends Bundy cattle roundup, citing safety issues

    04/12/2014 1:52:55 PM PDT · 68 of 165
    xzins to centurion316; trisham; P-Marlowe; Scoutmaster; Jim Robinson

    I really don’t consider quoting the Constitution to be stomping my feet, but if that’s what you think it is, then so be it. In fact, I thought the post was fairly well reasoned and polite.

    Now, as to the arrangement you mentioned, it is also mentioned in the Northwest Ordinance. I imagine that same understanding is what encouraged states to cede territory to the Confederate government operating under the articles of Confederation. I say that because the Ordinance preceded the US Constitution.

    I’d be curious about dating all of this about Tennessee, Kentucky, and Georgia.

    Nonetheless, it still is not reasonable to see the Federal Government as the property owner of all unclaimed land. They are stewards of it on behalf of the people, the first branch of our government.

    “We the People of the United (sovereign nation-)States in order to form a more perfect union “

    First branch of Government: the People
    Second branch of Government: the States

  • Nevada Cattle Rancher Wins 'Range War' With Feds

    04/12/2014 1:25:28 PM PDT · 87 of 155
    xzins to XRdsRev; Psalm 144; P-Marlowe; Jim Robinson

    Perhaps we can explain, XR, why the feds decide to pull out as soon as other info about Harry Reid and additional BLM takings in Red River Texas and elsewhere are beginning to surface.

    Maybe we should wonder why this being picked up throughout the news under the heading of Cops Gone Wild also seems to have led to BLM’s departure.

    And maybe we should wonder if the many discussions that are being had about the imposition of the government on age old land usage customs has somewhere struck a real legal nerve of those who recognize there’s a case here.

    And finally, we should wonder if all the debate about the government “owning us” is making them sweat.