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  • Ted Cruz Goes Full Fevered Militia On Government 'Tyranny'

    04/29/2015 12:45:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 99 replies
    Crooks and Liars ^ | April 29, 2015 | Susie Madrak
    The thing that always irks me about their "water the tree of liberty" types is their sheer stupidity. Seriously, you think you and your buddies are going to play Red Dawn against the full might of the U.S. government? Where do you suppose all that defense budget money went, folks? And now we have Ted Cruz, egging them on. Dear sweet Jesus, this man has no conscience. Via Talking Points Memo: WASHINGTON — It's a given that every Republican presidential candidate will run for president as a strong supporter of gun rights. But Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is arguing that...
  • American Life: Military Laboratory, Arms and Supplies

    04/23/2015 7:10:25 AM PDT · by OK Sun · 12 replies
    Democratic Thinker ^ | April 22, 2015 | Democratic Thinker
    Military Laboratory, of Philadelphia, lists military arms and supplies available to the public in the new republic. Clayton Cramer notes that all these arms and supplies were protected by the just written Second Amendment. Military Laboratory, At No. 34, Dock Street, near the Drawbridge, PHILADELPHIA: 1789 Where Owners and Commanders of Armed Vessels may be supplied, for either the use of Small Arms or Cannon, at the shortest notice, with every species of MILITARY STORES. V I Z. Rammers, sponges, worms and ladles, with or without spring worms, ready covered, of all sizes, of superior qualityCopper gun ladles and double...
  • Switzerland, America and New Zealand: The Kiwi is low-hanging fruit

    03/16/2015 5:12:56 AM PDT · by Travis McGee · 36 replies
    Western Rifle Shooters Association ^ | March 15, 2015 | Matthew Bracken
    New Zealand is frequently mentioned as an emigration destination by American freedomistas* fearful of being trapped between our burgeoning federal police state, and the intertwining forces of social disintegration. Locations from the Bahamas to Patagonia are named, but I hear New Zealand in everybody’s top three. And in the present era, New Zealand does indeed have many desirable qualities. But what will keep New Zealand both safe and free when global conditions turn Macro Mad Max, or World War Three breaks out? Certainly not its own military forces, which independent of outside help, could not repel an invasion from Liechtenstein....
  • Black Activist: White Militia Group May Be Responsible For Shooting Ferguson Cops

    03/12/2015 4:52:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 119 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | March 12, 2015 | Alex Pappas
    There have not yet been any arrests, or description of suspects, in this week’s shootings of two Ferguson, Missouri police officers, but one black activist says he has a hunch who is responsible. Martin Davis, an author and activist, appeared on Tim Constantine’s D.C.-based radio show Thursday and said he suspects the shooter was part of some type of white militia trying to cause chaos. “What I’m thinking is it was either somebody who was some type of great sharpshooter, some type of militia, some type of, you know, just person who wanted to see chaos that night,” Davis said...
  • Homeland Security: Secure the borders, secure the nation, remain armed and ready!

    02/23/2015 11:59:51 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 25 replies
    February 23, 2015 | Jim Robinson
    Mandatory steps in securing our nation and our homes and neighborhoods from Islamic Terrorist attacks: 1) Quit pouring money down the federal drain to use in setting up unconstitutional restrictions on the people (shutter the DHS). 2) Enforce the immigration laws. Secure the borders! 3) Quit trying to disarm the people. Abolish all so-called "gun-free" zones which are in reality killing fields by invitation. 4) We the people need to enforce our second amendment rights: "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not...
  • Zionist Activists Vow To Protect Parisien Jews

    01/11/2015 12:24:42 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Voactiv ^ | January 9, 2015 | Markham Nolan and France Costrel
    Betar militants gear up for action as Paris closes Jewish market after hostage situation in kosher supermarket. Jewish activists in Paris, part of the 90-year-old youth Zionist movement called Betar, are preparing themselves for action, as Jewish communities eye unfolding events in Paris cautiously. The 4iéme district in Paris, home to the Rue des Rosier, demanded on Friday that shops in the well-known Jewish market pull down their shutters. The action came as suspected Islamic militants held a number of people hostage in a suburban kosher supermarket to the east of Paris, with other militants holding people hostage in a...
  • Obama Flooding U.S. Streets With “Weapons of War” for Local Police

    12/13/2014 7:58:12 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    The New American ^ | December 2, 2014 | Alex Newman
    The federal government and the Obama administration are under fire for a variety of unconstitutional programs aimed at both militarizing and controlling local police and law enforcement, including supplying a vast array of sophisticated U.S. Defense Department “weapons of war” to city and county governments. Billions of dollars in military equipment has already been handed to municipal police departments and county sheriffs’ offices nationwide under the rapidly expanding federal schemes, but concerns from across the political spectrum are growing quickly as well. This year alone, over 150 so-called “mine-resistant ambush-protected vehicles,” or MRAPs, used by U.S. forces in Iraq, were...
  • The Oath Keepers Patrol Rooftops in Ferguson—The Facts Behind This ‘Mysterious’ Militia Group (Erp!)

    12/01/2014 12:05:34 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | November 30, 2014 | John Avlon
    As demonstrations and riots continue in Ferguson, an armed militia-esque group has appeared on rooftop patrols, pledging to protect private property. But given their anti-government rhetoric, the Oath Keepers' presence could inflame tensions further. The Oath Keepers are back and patrolling the rooftops of Ferguson—or at least they were until being asked to stand down by the St. Louis County Police Department. It’s the latest bid for relevance by the militia-esque organization—largely comprised of government veterans who promise to stand armed alongside citizens against the U.S. government—which sprung up amid the rhetoric of resistance in the early days of the...
  • BREAKING: Overwhelmed #Ferguson Police Welcome Libertarian ‘Oath Keepers’ Militia To Protect Order

    11/29/2014 7:09:23 PM PST · by Syncro · 77 replies
    GotNews.com ^ | November 29, 2014 | Charles C. Johnson
    GotNews.com’s Ferguson police sources are confirming that they are grateful for the support of a libertarian militia group.“I was wondering when volunteer militia would finally show up,” said a well-placed law enforcement source.“The Oathkeepers started standing watch from Ferguson rooftops on Tuesday since Governor Nixon abdicated his duties Monday.”The officers describe being overwhelmed by the mob and under-supported by state and federal authorities.“Thank God for them.” Oath Keepers @Oathkeepers Follow This is where we stand (published last week ): Oath Keepers Open Letter to the People of Ferguson, Missouri http://oathkeepers.org/oath/2014/11/24/oath-keepers-open-letter-to-the-people-of-ferguson-missouri/ … 9:58 AM - 29 Nov 2014
  • Ukraine Militias Warn of Anti-Kiev Coup

    11/29/2014 3:37:24 AM PST · by Bettyprob · 17 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | November 28, 2014 | Jamie Dettmer
    KIEV, Ukraine—The burly man with the close-cropped silver hair and his two companions ask not to be identified too closely when they talk to me in some dowdy offices near an ancient monastery overlooking the Dnieper River. They want to be described as “patriotic businessmen,” they say, and one of them, whom we’ll call Alexander, is a very, very rich patriotic businessman. They have been funding Ukrainian self-defense militias formed in response to what they see as the ineffectiveness of the Ukraine Armed Forces in the face of pro-Moscow separatists and Russian troops in the country’s southeast. And they suggest...
  • Texas Police Prepare to Defend International Bridges From Militia Groups

    09/15/2014 7:33:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | September 14, 2014 | Bob Price
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)MISSION, Texas -- Authorities prepare to use “whatever force is necessary” to defend international bridges between Texas and Mexico from U.S. based militia groups. The preparations by Texas law enforcement agencies are in response to recently discovered plans by militia groups to attempt closing several international bridges. The militia groups' plans are intended to be protests against the federal government's failure to secure the border between the U.S. and Mexico. The plans call for militia groups to begin blocking traffic on an undisclosed number of international bridges in the Rio Grande Valley on Sept. 20th, 2014. “We will not allow...
  • Militia Threatens to Block Traffic at International Bridges

    09/12/2014 9:47:02 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 32 replies
    krgv.com ^ | Sep 11, 2014 | Staff
    McALLEN - Law enforcement officials and city leaders from across the Rio Grande Valley are preparing for what they say could result in tense moments or violence. Officials say they received word that members of a militia are threatening to block ports of entry.
  • BORDER PATROL AGENT FIRES AT ARMED MILITIA MEMBER

    08/29/2014 7:00:47 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 88 replies
    AP ^ | August 29, 2014 | BY CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN
    McALLEN, Texas (AP) -- A Border Patrol agent pursuing a group of immigrants in a wooded area near the Texas-Mexico border on Friday fired several shots at an armed man who later identified himself as a militia member. Border Patrol spokesman Omar Zamora said agents had been chasing a group of immigrants east of Brownsville Friday afternoon when an agent saw a man holding a gun near the Rio Grande. The agent fired four shots, but did not hit the man. The man then dropped his gun and identified himself as a member of a militia. Zamora said no other...
  • Why isn't the Tea Party sending a militia to Ferguson?

    08/18/2014 10:26:22 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 87 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | 8-15-2014 | Dexter Thomas
    The NRA and Tea Party haven't said a word. Can we just conclude that they don't care about black people? On August 5, a man named John Crawford was playing with a toy rifle in an Ohio Wal-Mart. Someone called 911, and police showed up and shot him in the chest. He died. On August 9, a man named Michael Brown was walking in the street in Ferguson, Missouri, when a police officer stopped him. According to the friend that was with him, Brown put his hands up to show that he was unarmed. The officer shot him in the...
  • Militias complicate situation on Texas border

    08/19/2014 7:04:40 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 24 replies
    AP via Yahoo ^ | 08/19/2014 | CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN
    MISSION, Texas (AP) — On a recent moonlit night, Border Patrol agents began rounding up eight immigrants hiding in and around a canal near the Rio Grande. A state trooper soon arrived to help. Then out of the darkness emerged seven more armed men in fatigues. Agents assumed the camouflaged crew that joined in pulling the immigrants from the canal's milky green waters was a tactical unit from the Texas Department of Public Safety. Only later did they learn that the men belonged to the Texas Militia, a group that dresses like a SWAT team and carries weapons but has...
  • Cliven Bundy vs. Ferguson’s peaceful demonstrators: A tale of two protests (Perfect pretzel logic)

    08/18/2014 3:12:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Salon ^ | August 18, 2014 | Brad Friedman
    Bundy engaged in armed resistance to avoid paying fees. Compare that to peaceful protests responding to a lost life. Last Wednesday night, I had snarked on Twitter about the lack of so-called “Tea Party” “patriots” — like those brave boys and girls who, earlier this year, pointed their big assault-rifles at federal officials to protect the “right” of a scofflaw rancher in Nevada to illegally graze his cattle for free on land that he did not own — failing to show up to protect the actual rights and freedoms of so many being denied them by actual Big Government Tyranny...
  • Terror study group finds “sovereign citizens”, “militia/patriot groups” among greatest threat to US

    08/03/2014 10:06:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 63 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/03/2014 | Jazz Shaw
    The nation’s law enforcement agencies, from local cops all the way to the Department of Homeland Security, are always on the lookout for terrorist threats, and that includes at home as well as in far flung deserts and mountains. And they’re collecting data on all sorts of groups. What may come as a surprise is that, if you’re a regular reader of Hot Air or many other similar outlets, you might be one of the people they are watching! A new report this summer from a group of university analysts has identified the chief concerns of law enforcement agents...
  • Protest Obama's Texas Rio Grande Valley Border Crisis and Illegal Alien Invasion of America

    07/20/2014 2:49:43 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 191 replies
    July 19, 2014 | Jim Robinson
    Calling all citizens and patriots! Protest Obama's lawlessness on the border! Prepare to defend the border, repel invaders!! Obama's continuing lawlessness is totally out of control and is now threatening our very existence as a free Republic. Not only is he not securing the border, he's doing the exact opposite. They tried getting a "Dream Act" through the congress to give amnesty to young illegal aliens, but it was rejected by the representatives of we the people in congress, so the president has unconstitutionally "passed" his own "Dream Act" and is now enforcing it rather than the immigration laws legally...
  • Armed militia sets up Texas command center to ‘fight for national sovereignty’

    07/11/2014 4:20:41 AM PDT · by stevie_d_64 · 44 replies
    The Washignton Times ^ | Thursday, July 10, 2014 | Jessica Chasmar
    A militia has set up a command center south of San Antonio to prepare for what they say is a mission to protect the United States from the influx of illegal immigrants. The militia, operating via the website PatriotsInformationHotline.com, founded by Barbie Rogers, said members at the command center in Von Ormy will deploy to Laredo first and spread to other parts of the border, a local ABC affiliate reported.
  • Armed militia sets up Texas command center to ‘fight for national sovereignty’

    07/10/2014 9:23:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 10, 2014 | Jessica Chasmar
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) A militia has set up a command center south of San Antonio to prepare for what they say is a mission to protect the United States from the influx of illegal immigrants. The militia, operating via the website PatriotsInformationHotline.com, founded by Barbie Rogers, said members at the command center in Von Ormy will deploy to Laredo first and spread to other parts of the border, a local ABC affiliate reported. Chris Davis, the 37-year-old commander of the group, would not disclose how many members make up the militia, but said the troops would deploy “in a few weeks.” “We...
  • Civilian Militias Needed to Secure the Border? (Video: FReeper Syncro Interviewed on Greta)

    07/08/2014 8:17:00 AM PDT · by kristinn · 42 replies
    Fox News ^ | Monday, July 7, 2014 | Greta Van Susteren
    Members of Free Republic to rally support for Governor Perry to officially call out National Guard and Texas militia units to defend the border. (Video of 3:19 interview which lead On the Record last night at the source)
  • IT’S ABOUT TIME: Militias From CA & TX Are Joining Together To Defend Border

    According to The Gateway Pundit, the founder of the conservative internet forum, Free Republic, has posted that there are militias forming in order to take matters into their own hands to protect the border. See below… Free Republic founder Jim Robinson posted this on the popular conservative internet forum on Friday evening:“We have independent units from the Bolinas Border Patrol and the Central Valley Citizens militia joining forces with independent citizens militia units of Texas to defend our southern border in Texas, to protest Obama’s lawless open borders policies and to rally support for Governor Perry to officially call out...
  • California citizen militia units joining forces with Texas units to defend the border

    07/04/2014 3:25:57 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 320 replies
    July 4, 2014 | Jim Robinson
    Ok, this is just the germination of the plan. We have independent units from the Bolinas Border Patrol and the Central Valley Citizens militia joining forces with independent citizens militia units of Texas to defend our southern border in Texas, to protest Obama's lawless open borders policies and to rally support for Governor Perry to officially call out Guard units and Texas militia units at his disposal to defend the border!! Lawsuits will not cut it. The invasion is happening now. Action must be taken NOW!! FReepers, Patriots, Militia members: Prepare to answer the call!!
  • Showdown over immigration: 'This is an invasion'

    07/03/2014 7:40:41 PM PDT · by blueplum · 94 replies
    CNN ^ | July 3, 2014 | Ed Payne, Michael Martinez and Holly Yan
    (CNN) -- The national controversy over a surge of Central American immigrants illegally crossing the U.S. border established a new battleground this week in a small Southern California town, where angry crowds stopped detained migrants from entering their community. The sentiment carried over to a raucous Wednesday night meeting at a Murrieta high school auditorium. Border Patrol and immigration officials got an earful. "This is an invasion," attendee Heidi Klute said before a full house. :snip: Local politicians appear to be in lockstep with their constituents. "It's a nationwide problem, and little ol' Murrieta has taken the lead," said Mayor...
  • Traitorous President Obama facilitates unconstitutional illegal alien invasion of the states!

    07/03/2014 2:56:30 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 188 replies
    Not only does he refuse to enforce the law, but he openly invites this flood of illegal aliens to illegally cross the border into America while forcing the border patrol to stand down, and he looks to his criminal regime to give them safe harbor. Now he wants to dump them on the states against the will of the people. This is high crimes and treason and he must be held accountable. Obama is the most unlawful president ever! Congress must impeach!! These are just this morning's headlines on the Drudge Report: VIDEO: Coyote smuggles illegals across on jet ski...Migrants...
  • 10,000 nudists, free spirits to gather in Utah

    06/21/2014 7:24:48 AM PDT · by stevie_d_64 · 110 replies
    AP ^ | 6/20/2014
    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Authorities are preparing for the nudity and free-spiritedness they expect to take over a corner of national forest about 40 miles east of Salt Lake City. The first revelers are setting up camp this week at the annual Rainbow Family gathering in northern Utah, and attendance is expected to total about 10,000. They have begun building kitchens and pitching tents in advance of their July 4 celebration. The group has already crashed a nearby wedding reception, raiding platters and forgoing any effort to blend in, members of the party reported to the Wasatch County police.
  • TEXAS BORDER CRISIS TO BE COMPLICATED BY MILITIA [FR linked]

    06/20/2014 11:26:10 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 114 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 20, 2014 | By Bob Price
    HOUSTON, Texas—Militia groups in Texas and across the nation are responding to the Texas Border Surge announced Wednesday night by the offices of the Governor, Lt. Governor and Texas House Speaker. An announcement was made on several new media outlets including Facebook. The alert to the civilian militia groups, which includes many groups who showed up at the Clive Bundy ranch in Nevada, calls on all able bodied militia members to converge on the Laredo sector of the Texas/Mexico border. A man who identified himself on a national conference call as “Ruthless” said their objective it to “put up a...
  • East Ukraine militia down fighter plane, helicopter gunship, 4 APCs

    06/03/2014 3:43:23 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 73 replies
    ITAR-TASS ^ | 6-3-14 | TASS
    SLOVIANSK, June 03. /ITAR-TASS/. People’s militia in the city of Sloviansk, east Ukraine’s Donetsk Region, have downed a fighter plane Su-25 and a Ukrainian helicopter gunship as well as four armored personnel carriers (APC), Sloviansk People’s Mayor Vyacheslav Ponomarev told ITAR-TASS on Tuesday. Ukraine's military has amassed armored vehicles and self-propelled mortars and howitzers near the town of Sloviansk, Stella Khorosheva, spokeswoman for the Sloviansk people's mayor, told ITAR-TASS on Tuesday.
  • The Bundy Ranch Militia Is Wearing Out Its Welcome (Funny Comment)

    05/05/2014 11:36:47 AM PDT · by Dr. Thorne · 16 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 5/5/2014 | T
    Rancher Cliven Bundy looks like he could still be in a heap of trouble for having thoroughly ticked off Fedzilla and the Keebler elf himself, Harry Reid. Herewith are ten ways Cliven Bundy could get the Feds off his backside and actually ingratiate himself to the big government droogies of the Left.
  • Nev. Lawmaker: Get Bundy Militia Out

    05/05/2014 8:22:50 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 26 replies
    Newser ^ | May 5 2014 | Rob Quinn
    Most of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy's conservative allies backed away after his "Negro" remarks—but there are still plenty of heavily armed militia members camped around his ranch and neighbors are becoming uneasy, a Democratic congressman says. At a public event over the weekend, Rep. Steven Horsford said he had been approached by concerned residents and he wants officials including Gov. Brian Sandoval to "do their part to get rid of these armed separatists," reports the AP. Bundy, who refuses to recognize the authority of the federal government, has been involved in a grazing rights dispute with the Bureau of Land...
  • Vanderboegh to Reid: “Don’t Poke the Wolverine. Unless You Want Your B***s" Ripped Off.”

    05/04/2014 3:41:44 AM PDT · by lbryce · 6 replies
    D C Clothesline ^ | May 2, 2014 | Staff
    Original Title:Vanderboegh to Harry Reid: “Don’t Poke the Wolverine With a Sharp Stick… Unless You Want Your B***s Ripped Off.” A militia leader who traveled to Nevada in order to protect the land surrounding Cliven Bundy’s Clark County ranch has accused Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of trying to provoke a new civil war in the United States. Video has emerged this week of Mike Vanderboegh, the founder of the Three Percenters group, lashing out at Sen. Reid (D-Nevada) during a recent address at the ranch, where supporters remain on site after federal officials attempted last month to confiscate the...
  • Bunkerville residents sound off about BLM, police, media (They support Bundy & Militia)

    05/02/2014 8:01:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    KVVU-TV ^ | May 2, 2014 | Craig Huber
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)BUNKERVILLE, NV - An emotional crowd gathered for a town hall meeting on Thursday evening in Bunkerville. Residents and council members praised militia members gathered there in support of embattled rancher Cliven Bundy, but had nothing but vitriol for the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Clark County Sheriff Doug Gillespie and the local and national media. "The day the militia [came] was the day I felt safe again in Nevada," one meeting attendee said. The meeting was standing-room only. City council members had harsh criticism for the media's take on the standoff between Bundy and the BLM. "I heard things...
  • Bundy Ranch Showdown Deserves Your Attention (Big issues at play: Gov. Overreach, Militias, Racism)

    05/01/2014 11:06:12 AM PDT · by Thistooshallpass9 · 10 replies
    TheTrumpet.com ^ | May 1, 2014 | Robert Morley
    I can imagine how angry I would be if the federal government forced me off land I felt belonged to me. All the more if it was land my father ranched, and his father before him; land I raised my children on; land containing generations of blood, sweat and tears my family had spent maintaining and improving. Most people would be angry to have that land taken away. And to have it taken away supposedly to protect a tortoise that most city-dwellers will never see or care about once the media cycle has turned; a tortoise that was endangered enough...
  • Bundy Ranch Speaker Warns Of 'Civil War On A Vast Scale,' Promises Harry Reid....

    04/30/2014 7:44:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    Right Wing Watch ^ | April 30, 2014
    In a speech to the militia members still gathered at Cliven Bundy’s ranch in Nevada last week, Mike Vanderboegh, leader of the militia group Three Percenters, warned that the country is “staring a civil war in its bloody face.” (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Vanderboegh’s Three Percenters group, named after the number of American colonists they believe fought against the British in the revolutionary war, was listed in a recent Oath Keepers press release as a stalwart of the standoff at the Bundy ranch. Vandeboegh, who wrote a novel that allegedly inspired a domestic terrorist plot in 2011, is also known for his role in...
  • BUNDY, THE BLM, AND THE WHISKEY REBELLION

    04/30/2014 11:17:16 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 30, 2014 | by JARRETT STEPMAN
    The tense standoff at the Cliven Bundy ranch in Clarke County, Nevada tapped into a wellspring of government distrust that dwarfed Bundy's specific situation. A comparable event from just over 200 years ago, the “Whiskey Rebellion,” suggests the government's efforts to quell small pockets of insurrection like Bundy and his allies can easily cause more political problems than they're worth. Although the 1794 incident was at a vastly larger scale than the standoff in Bunkerville, Nevada, the situations share important parallels including the use of what many people in each situation considered the disproportionate use of force by the government....
  • Sheriff urged to clamp down on armed militiamen around Bundy ranch

    04/30/2014 1:38:57 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    The Las Vegas Sun ^ | April 28, 2014 | Kyle Roerink
    Reid Hendricks of Camden, Tenn., and Jim (no last name provided) of Las Vegas take up a position on a hill by Cliven Bundy’s ranch near Bunkerville on Tuesday, April 15, 2014. Hendricks is a former Marine (honorably discharged) and has worked as a police officer and a high school history teacher, he said.A growing number of Bunkerville residents want to see the armed militiamen guarding rancher Cliven Bundy leave Nevada, according to a letter from Rep. Steven Horsford, D-Nev., to Clark County Sheriff Doug Gillespie. Horsford, whose congressional district includes Bunkerville, wrote that his constituents are concerned about Bundy...
  • Beck requesting nonviolence

    04/29/2014 8:52:21 AM PDT · by wastoute · 69 replies
    Glen Beck Radio | Today | Glen Beck
    Well, I will do it if no one else will. Beck is imploring us to drop the hate and anger. First, I don't believe it was anger in my heart that made me want to rush to Bundy's side upon learning SWAT teams were terrorizing him and his family. I do believe it was love for my grandchildren and their posterity than made me consider putting my life on the line. I do believe that nonviolence requires several things to work. Ghandi knew his "audience" was the folks back in England who would find violence against him and his abhorrent....
  • Nevada Congressman: Bundy Militia Needs to Leave Because They’re Making Residents Nervous

    04/27/2014 10:17:29 AM PDT · by Nachum · 65 replies
    PJ Tattler ^ | 4/25/14 | Bridget Johnson
    A freshman Nevada congressman said the militiamen need to leave the area around Cliven Bundy’s cattle ranch because they’re scaring kids trying to walk to school. Rep. Steve Horsford (D-Nev.), who represents the recently created 4th District of central Nevada, told MSNBC that he spent Thursday in Mesquite, “meeting with residents who actually live in Bunkerville, who are neighbors of Cliven Bundy, who live in the Moapa Valley community.” “And they, like myself, are extremely frustrated by the fact that we have these armed militia in our community, the fact that children in Bunkerville, which is a community of only...
  • At scene of Nevada ranch standoff, 'citizen soldiers' are on guard

    04/26/2014 9:10:49 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | April 24, 2014 | John M. Glionna and Richard Simon
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)BUNKERVILLE, Nev. — The first thing you see on the drive to Cliven Bundy's ranch are the American flags — tied to roadside guardrails, flapping in a hard desert wind. At a bend in state Route 170 sits the so-called Patriot Checkpoint, evidence of the tense power play raging between the rebellious 67-year-old cattleman and the federal government. Then there are the guns. Scores of grim citizen militiamen in combat fatigues — semiautomatic weapons slung over their shoulders, ammunition magazines at their belts — patrol from a base they call Camp Tripwire. "State sovereignty is what we're fighting for," reads...
  • MILITIA TO BLM: ‘WE ARE PREPARED TO USE DEADLY FORCE’

    04/25/2014 2:43:35 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 171 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 24, 2014 | By Bob Price
    One of the militia groups who joined the effort to “protect” the Bundy family and their ranch from the armed Bureau of Land Management (BLM) rangers admitted they are prepared to use deadly force in self-defense in Nevada or Texas. Several militia groups have joined ranks to provide “protection” to keep the BLM from taking property from the Bundy Ranch, most of which operates on federally owned land. Scott Shaw, co-founder of the Oklahoma Volunteer Militia says he is just an average American who goes to work every day and pays his taxes. He described his militia members as “every-day...
  • 50,000 Strong - Oklahoma Militia Pledges to Support Cliven Bundy

    04/22/2014 7:57:50 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 37 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | April 22, 2014 | By Dean Garrison
    "You've got a bunch of people there trying to take the law into their own hands and they shouldn't be doing that. And the Bureau of Land Management is not government-owned, it's publicly owned. There's a big difference there. I blame both sides." -Jim Inhofe, Republican U.S. Senator from Oklahoma I'm not even sure what Jim Inhofe is talking about. The Bureau of Land Management has a government website (www.BLM.gov) and is part of the Department of Interior. As far as being publicly owned, if he is trying to say that the BLM answers to the public then that is...
  • One senator’s terrorist is another’s patriot

    04/21/2014 5:57:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | April 21, 2014 | Steve Sebelius
    So, are the self-styled, armed militia now camping out on the Cliven Bundy cattle ranch domestic terrorists, as Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says? Or are they “patriots,” as Nevada’s junior senator, Dean Heller, called them? They’re neither. First, when one thinks of domestic terrorists, one calls to mind Americans who have turned against their country and committed horrific acts of murder. Timothy McVeigh, who drove the truck bomb that destroyed the Oklahoma City federal building in 1995, for example. Or Unibomber Ted Kaczynski, who hand-delivered or sent bombs through the mail for nearly 20 years before being arrested in...
  • [The other Nevada Senator] Heller sees Bundy, allies as ‘patriots’

    04/21/2014 2:51:51 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 17 replies
    MSNBC ^ | April 21, 2014 | By Steve Benen
    Last Thursday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) responded to the standoff at Cliven Bundy’s Nevada ranch in very forceful terms. “Those people who hold themselves out to be patriots are not,” Reid said. “They’re nothing more than domestic terrorists,” A day later, Reid appeared alongside his fellow Nevada senator, Republican Dean Heller, for a joint appearance on Las Vegas’ NBC affiliate. They apparently don’t see eye to eye. “What Sen. Reid may call domestic terrorists, I call patriots,” GOP Sen. Dean Heller said during the rare joint appearance on KSNV-TV. “We have a very different view on this.” […]...
  • Patriots needed now more than ever to defend Liberty!! [Freepathon thread XVII]

    04/21/2014 11:30:34 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 591 replies
    Regarding the Boston Bombing and the Bundy Ranch invasion: The nation is getting a wake-up call. Bombs and gun battles in the streets. Heavily armed federal police forces declaring martial law and locking down neighborhoods and huge swaths of land in desert communities. Heavily armed federal land "management" and forest "service" agencies using military grade weapons and tactics to collect civil "debts" and threatening to "shoot" innocent men, women and children who get in their way. And then corrupt U.S. mob senators who are in on the take and who are perpetrating the destruction of America have the audacity to...
  • World through militia eyes: Domestic terrorists? Heroes? Who're the armed men who invaded Nevada?

    04/20/2014 3:17:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    The Las Vegas Sun ^ | April 20, 2014 | Ed Komenda
    BUNKERVILLE — A GMC pickup motors across a bridge over the Virgin River, kicking up a cloud of desert. The door swings open. This is my ticket inside the militia that’s become rancher Cliven Bundy’s fighting brigade. Brandon Rapolla, a 39-year-old concrete mixer from Oregon, steers the truck toward the militia camp that’s assembled to support Bundy’s battle with the Bureau of Land Management. There’s an assault rifle propped between Rapolla’s knees. A .338 Magnum rifle, designed to take down big game at a distance the length of three football fields or more, rests within arm’s reach on the back...
  • An Armed Standoff in Nevada Is Only the Beginning for America’s Right-Wing Militias (Barf thou wilt)

    04/20/2014 2:42:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    Vice News ^ | April 17, 2014 | Grace Wyler
    For two decades the US government has tried to get Cliven Bundy to remove his cows from federal land, and for two decades the Nevada rancher has steadfastly refused, defying court orders and attempts to negotiate a settlement for the $1.1 million he owes in federal grazing fees. Finally, last week, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) took matters into its own hands and started seizing cattle that had been illegally grazing on government property. Things went downhill from there. What began as an arcane land dispute rapidly escalated into an armed standoff in the desert. A ragtag band of...
  • Civilian Militia Remains at Bundy Ranch After Standoff Ends

    04/20/2014 12:15:10 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 47 replies
    ABC News ^ | April 19, 2014 | By Liz Fields
    A group of armed militia and protesters, some sporting nametags reading "domestic terrorist," remain camped out on a cattle ranch in Nevada, where they have been purportedly defending the property since a tense showdown ended with the federal government last week. A 20-year struggle between rancher Cliven Bundy and the Bureau of Land Management over decades of alleged illegal cattle grazing on public land ended last Sunday, with the government backing down from a controversial week-long cattle round-up. The BLM defused the standoff, citing safety concerns for its employees and the protesters, some of whom were on horseback and others...
  • A rancher's armed battle against the US government is standard libertarian fare (Typical Guardian)

    04/20/2014 12:01:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | April 19, 2014 | Kieran Suckling
    Cliven Bundy's standoff with the BLM is over a paltry monthly grazing fee. But it's also over more - the idea of the public interest.Perhaps the most remarkable feature of American democracy is the magnificent estate of public land that it reserved from the very beginning for the use of all citizens, rich or poor. There is nothing like it in the democracies of Europe, which came into being with nations already carved up into private fiefdoms. The Great Idea that hundreds of millions of acres of forests, deserts, rivers and prairies should be owned by, and managed for, the...
  • Nevada politicians fan the flames of Bundy-BLM clash

    04/20/2014 11:45:50 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 47 replies
    Las Vegas Review Journal ^ | April 19, 2014 | By Laura Myers
    By the time Gov. Brian Sandoval criticized the Bureau of Land Management for creating an “atmosphere of intimidation” while rounding up Cliven Bundy’s cattle, the militias were already on their way to Bunkerville, ground zero for what turned into an armed confrontation between gun-toting citizens and federal officers. As governor, Sandoval had every right to weigh in and try to tamp down BLM’s tactics. It worked. Under political pressure and the threat of violence, the agency shut down the weeklong roundup April 12 and released several hundred “trespass cattle” that had roamed the federal public land for 20 years while...
  • Bundy Ranch Showdown Proves Militias Can Stop Government Excesses

    04/20/2014 2:39:03 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 54 replies
    JPFO ^ | April 19,2014 | Kurt Hofman
    When gun rights advocates explain that the Second Amendment exists to protect the people's last-ditch means of stopping an out-of-control government, a common reply from those who favor oppressive gun laws is that civilians, with our small arms, would have no chance against a military superpower like the U.S. They tell us that with tanks, stealth bombers, supersonic fighter jets, drones, helicopter gunships, etc., the military would crush any resistance by the people. (Oddly, this argument has apparently not yet convinced the Taliban to quit fighting.)