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  • Waggoner Ranch, among US' largest, listed for sale (In Texas, 510,000 acres, asking $725million)

    08/11/2014 1:51:48 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Yahoo! News / The Associated Press ^ | August 8, 2014 | Emily Schmall
    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) -- One of the largest ranches in the U.S. and an icon for Texas horse and cattlemen has been listed for $725 million, marking the end of a decades-long courtroom battle among the heirs of cattle baron W.T. Waggoner, who established the estate in 1923. The estate includes the 510,000-acre ranch spread over six North Texas counties, with two main compounds, hundreds of homes, about 20 cowboy camps, hundreds of quarter-horses, thousands of heads of cattle, 1,200 oil wells and 30,000 acres of cultivated land, according to Dallas-based broker Bernie Uechtritz, who is handling the sale...
  • The ‘Force’ of George Lucas is everywhere at Skywalker Ranch

    08/06/2014 11:18:46 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    Gulf News ^ | August 6, 2014
    George Lucas, the man behind the mega-successful interplanetary saga Star Wars, may well have retired, but his spirit looms large at the famous Skywalker Ranch. The creator of Luke, Leia, Indiana Jones and Darth Vader bought the property in 1978 with proceeds from his first blockbuster hit, Star Wars to realise his dream of creating a haven for filmmaking outside Hollywood, at a cost of around $100 million (Dh367 million), according to the Wall Street Journal. Rare visitors allowed into the huge complex — 1,900 hectares near San Francisco — must first weave around hills, orchards, and pastures occupied by...
  • NM ranching family tells feds: ‘Don’t fence us out’

    07/03/2014 9:51:37 PM PDT · by george76 · 51 replies
    New Mexico Watchdog ^ | July 3, 2014 | Rob Nikolewski
    Last month, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service listed the meadow jumping mouse as an endangered species. Now, the U.S. Forest Service, which oversees the Santa Fe National Forest, is considering erecting a series of 8-foot high fences to protect the mouse’s habitat. The Luceros, members of the San Diego Cattleman’s Association and holders of grazing permits with the federal government, say the fences will lock out their cattle — as well as those of other permit holders — from ever returning to the meadow where the livestock graze for 20 days in the spring and up to 40 days...
  • Millionaire Harry Reid VS rancher Cliven Bundy

    04/26/2014 8:47:32 AM PDT · by shoff · 21 replies
    Examiner ^ | 04/26/2014 | Steven Hoffman
    The saga of the Bundy ranch is playing out like a dime store western novel on our favorite news and entertainment shows. The main characters were introduced in the preceding chapters. There is Cliven Bundy who herds cattle for slaughter on his ranch in Nevada and his volunteers who rushed to his aid. Then there is Harry Reid who herds voters to be slaughtered by his policies assisted by his hired ranch hands the BLM.
  • Bundy Responds To NYT, Defends "Slavery" Comments

    04/24/2014 10:44:44 AM PDT · by absentee · 217 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 4/24/2014 | Caleb Howe
    [embeddable youtube of audio is at the link] "That's exactly what I said. I said I'm wondering if they're better off under government subsidy, and their young women are having the abortions and their young men are in jail, and their older women and their children are standing, sitting out on the cement porch without nothing to do, you know, I'm wondering: Are they happier now under this government subsidy system than they were when they were slaves, and they was able to have their family structure together, and the chickens and garden, and the people had something to do?...
  • Illegal Alien Busted for Voter Fraud in Nevada (Voted Not Once, but TWICE)

    04/20/2014 8:19:37 PM PDT · by montag813 · 50 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 04-21-2014 | Brian Hayes
    by Brian Hayes | Top Right News Last month, Eric Holder’s Department of Justice went to court to battle two states to prevent them from verifying citizenship before voting -- before being slapped down by a Federal judge.Today we saw why they fought so hard:Nevada Secretary of State Ross Miller says an illegal immigrant has been arrested on two felony charges for allegedly using a false identity to register to vote and casting ballots in two elections. Miller late Friday announced the arrest of Ortencia Segura in California.
  • Bundy Supporter Assemblywoman Michele Fiore vs. Chris Hayes on MSNBC: AWESOME Video

    04/19/2014 10:26:22 AM PDT · by absentee · 21 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 4/19/14 | Caleb Howe
    Last night, Chris Hayes face off against Assemblywoman Michele Fiore over the ongoing saga of the Bundy Ranch. Fiore reminds us why we love TV. [video] Fiore for the win! The Assemblywoman is feisty, unflappable, stays on message, goes at Hayes hard, and comes out looking great. A terrific segment and a good interview by Hayes, amazingly enough. The best part was when she left him flat-footed right at the end after catching him with the slaughter question. Although Hayes salvages the moment for himself with the barbecue crack. You can agree or disagree with Bundy or Fiore all you...
  • Diamond Bar Ranch in NM Seized by US Forest Service

    Officials say that the Laney’s can redeem their 80 cattle for $40,950Southwest New Mexico – The Diamond Bar Ranch was acquired by the Laney family in 1986, and its adjacent Laney Cattle Company was allowed to utilize grazing lands since 1883. According to the US Forest Service, however, they are no longer entitled to do so, and the USFS has posted notices along the fence line of their property advising people not to attempt to enter the ranch. Lands are being seized, and the cattle removed, “one way or the other.”Now they say that the cattle may be redeemed if the Laney’s pay for the costs...
  • Sheriff Mack: federal snipers at Bundy ranch are mercenaries, hit men

    04/18/2014 6:26:57 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 92 replies
    DC clothesline ^ | Apr 18, 2014
    Sheriff Mack: federal snipers at Bundy ranch are mercenaries, hit men Posted on April 18, 2014 by Dr. Eowyn BLM-snipers-outside-of-Bundy-Ranch In an interview with TPN’s Dylan Scott Wednesday, April 16, 2014, Richard Mack, former Arizona county sheriff and founder of the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association (CSPOA), said: “One of our CSPOA members who was there earlier and got there before I did was phoning me and telling me that they were going to be killed. The federal snipers, several of them — I don’t know if you know this — but they were paid mercenaries. They’re contractors. They’re...
  • Cliven Bundy is not a righteous man, but there's more to the BLM story

    04/15/2014 6:50:41 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 68 replies
    The Thanks Project ^ | 04/15/2014 | Steve Berman
    The Bureau of Land Management is the primary "property manager" for the United States. It obtains its authority directly from the Constitution, and in fact, prior to that, the Articles of Confederation. There has been an unbroken chain of Federal management of public lands since the founding of our country, first by the Treasury Department, then the War Department, followed by the General Land Office, and more recently, the BLM. In the case of Bundy, the odds and the law are most definitely stacked against him. What we must consider, as policy, is how the Federal government manages its considerable...
  • Exclusive: Sources Inside The BLM and Las Vegas Metro Say Feds Are Planning A Raid On Bundy Home

    04/14/2014 4:47:42 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 82 replies
    http://benswann.com ^ | April 14, 2014 | Annabelle Bamforth
    According to Mack, the so-called retreat was nothing more than theatrics. “It was a ploy to get people to back off, to get people out of the way. They weren’t expecting us to get this amount of people here. They were surprised by the numbers and so they wanted a way to get us out of here. This was a ploy to get us out of here and then they’re going after the Bundys.” Mack said that when he was at the Bundy ranch on Saturday there were an estimated 600 to 800 protesters present when federal agents were releasing...
  • Reid smelling anything but rosy in ranch fight

    04/13/2014 7:25:31 PM PDT · by DannyTN · 30 replies
    WND.com ^ | 4/12/14 | JEROME R. CORSI
    Desert showdown blows lid off long-standing plans with Chinese ... On Jan. 20, 2013, WND warned Chinese government-backed economists were proposing a plan to allow Chinese corporations to set up “development zones” in the United States as part of a plan proposed by the Chinese government to convert into equity the more than $1 trillion in U.S. Treasury debt owned by the Chinese government. ... By allowing China to have equity interests in U.S. oil and natural gas production, the Obama administration reversed a policy of the Bush administration that in 2005 blocked China on grounds of national security concerns...
  • Citizens Rise Up – The Real Nevada Story the Media Won’t Show You (Video)

    04/13/2014 12:20:16 PM PDT · by montag813 · 286 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 04-13-2014 | Gina Cassini
    Nevada Standoff: April 12th - A historic day when the people rose up and forced tyrants to retreat.by Gina Cassini | Top Right News The media's version of the end of the Bundy Ranch siege is that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) simply "left" the ranch and "returned" the cattle out of the goodness of their hearts. CBS News even outrageously reported that the BLM "released the cattle to help restore order and avoid violence"! This despite widely-seen video of BLM thugs tasing Bundy's son and shoving a pregnant woman to the ground. And the protesters never threatened violence in any way...
  • BLM Rangers Brought in From Out of State for Nevada Ranch ‘Emergency’

    04/11/2014 11:23:22 AM PDT · by george76 · 53 replies
    http://freebeacon.com ^ | April 10, 2014 | Elizabeth Harrington
    They’re almost like a hired gun’. Armed Rangers were brought in from out of state by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to assist in security surrounding the Bundy Ranch, according to the family. A heated confrontation on Wednesday resulted in Cliven Bundy’s son Ammon being tasered by BLM officials and a 57-year-old protester being shoved to the ground. Stetsy Bundy Cox, Cliven’s daughter, told the Washington Free Beacon that some of the rangers had Oregon and California license plates. “You know, some of these guys don’t even know why they’re here,” she said. “A few people have talked to...
  • Video: Feds Taser Nevada Rancher’s Son During Tense Clash

    04/10/2014 6:01:36 PM PDT · by Former Proud Canadian · 33 replies
    The Blaze ^ | April 10, 2014 | Becket Adams
    The standoff between a Nevada rancher and the U.S. government escalated Wednesday when protesters confronted federal agents tasked with the chore of rounding up approximately 900 “trespass cattle.” The confrontation, captured on video, resulted in one protester, the rancher’s son, being hit with a stun gun while another, the rancher’s daughter, was pushed to the ground. One woman said federal officials struck her with their vehicle.
  • Ranch Riot!! Bundy Ranch Protesters Tasered by Federal Agents and Attacked by K9's.

    04/10/2014 9:13:18 AM PDT · by Nachum · 231 replies
    YouTube ^ | 4/10/14 | GMN Telemedia
    Protestors at the Bundy Ranch in Bunkerville, Nevada take on the Feds and stand their ground.
  • 526,421 family farms threatened by new death tax

    12/11/2012 6:29:48 PM PST · by george76 · 48 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | December 11, 2012 | | Paul Bedard
    New legislation that jumps the death tax to 55 percent of estates exceeding $1 million threatens 526,421 family farms, of about 25 percent of all farms in America. ... Farm values are largely tied up in non-liquid assets like land, buildings, and livestock. Many farm and ranch families would be forced to sell their assets to satisfy Washington Democrats' insatiable appetite for tax money. Up to 24 percent of America's farm and ranch families could be forced to hand over a large chunk of their heritage to the Internal Revenue Service when a family member dies. This would economically devastate...
  • Cowboy fantasies on a ranch in Montana

    02/05/2012 6:21:51 AM PST · by Dysart · 42 replies · 1+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 2-5-2012 | Ian Henderson
    Imagine you're a 12-year-old girl[or POTUS]. Ponies and clothes are your favourite things. You've just been shopping and you're wearing your new cowboy boots, new jeans, a blue checked shirt and a real cowboy hat. You've had breakfast – blueberry pancakes with crispy bacon, just the way you like them – and now you're walking across a sunlit meadow, filled with gently grazing ponies. You're feeling pretty good. A tall cowboy with a slow drawl asks if you'd care to help him round up the ponies into the corral so you say yes, as casually as you can. The...
  • Farmers already forecasting 2012 losses (Texas)

    11/11/2011 6:31:19 PM PST · by Racehorse · 16 replies · 1+ views
    San Antonio Express News ^ | 11 Nov 2011 | William Pack
    Texas needs rain — and needs it quickly — to keep farmers and ranchers from suffering even bigger losses next year from the drought that already has left them with record-breaking losses this year, producers said Friday while in San Antonio. Corn growers in Texas could encounter even bigger losses in 2012 after seeing output fall by 40 percent this year; and rice plantings, which fell by only 2 percent this year, could be cut nearly in half if more water does not become available soon, officials said. “It could drive us to acreage levels we've probably not seen in...
  • LDS Church ranch making big impact in Florida

    06/15/2011 9:09:38 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 138 replies · 1+ views
    KSL.com ^ | May 18, 2011 | John Hollenhorst
    ST. CLOUD, Fla. — Most Utahns are unaware that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints owns one of the biggest ranches in the country — and it's nowhere near the Beehive State. Because of its prominent location, millions have seen the ranch without realizing what it was. But managers are opening the curtain; they have a message they want the public to hear. ______________________________ Deseret Ranch From St. Cloud to: Orlando Airport: 10 miles Kennedy Space Center: 15 miles Magic Kingdom: 22 miles ______________________________ The cowboys are up before dawn, but this is not the Old West. They...
  • Need Travel Recommendations - Colorado

    10/01/2010 8:47:41 PM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 75 replies
    Me | 10/1/10 | Self
    Hey, FRiends. Mrs. POF and I are driving from Twin Falls, ID to Boulder, CO week after next. We are going to visit relatives in Twin and SLC and then have 3-1/2 days to get from SLC to Boulder. What do you recommend we do in CO? Should we stay on the Western Slope? Visit the Black Canyon of the Gunnison? Crested Butte? Head more into the Rockies? We love to hike, but probably 6,000 feet tops because we live at sea level in CA. Ideas on what to see and where to stay would be greatly appreciated. Mrs. POF...
  • Ranchers wary of group’s effort to create wildlife reserve bigger than Yellowstone

    12/20/2009 6:40:25 AM PST · by george76 · 103 replies · 2,353+ views
    The Gazette ^ | December 20, 2009 | TOM LUTEY
    When the new West is won, will there be cowboys? In light of what her neighbors are up to, Double O Ranch owner Vicki Olson isn’t so sure. “I guess the point that I keep hammering at is that if they succeed, that means all of us third- and fourth-generation ranchers are gone,” Olson said. She is the average Montana rancher, 56 going on 70, working a spread gouged from the pebbly soil by her grandparents 100 years ago. Her neighbor, the nonprofit American Prairie Foundation, is methodically acquiring ranches and crafting a 3.5-million-acre wildlife reserve out of private property...
  • Rumsfeld buys Montana ranch south of Butte

    12/18/2009 12:03:28 PM PST · by pissant · 17 replies · 1,091+ views
    Spokesman Review ^ | 12/18/09 | staff
    BUTTE — Former U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and his wife have purchased a 940-acre ranch on the Big Hole River in Montana’s Madison County, his spokesman confirmed Thursday. “Mrs. (Joyce) Rumsfeld was born in Montana, she has relatives in the state and the Rumsfelds have always thought very well of the state,” spokesman Keith Urbahn told The Montana Standard Thursday. “They plan to spend some time out there to enjoy it.” The property south of Twin Bridges includes hayfields, wetlands and river frontage. Urbahn said the Rumsfelds have no plans to develop the property. “He enjoys outdoor sports, and...
  • Why Do UFOs Have A Grudge Against Cows?

    12/04/2009 6:15:36 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 64 replies · 4,337+ views
    thesop ^ | December 4th, 2009
    "A creepy string of calf mutilations in southern Colorado has a rancher and law enforcement investigators mystified. Four calves have been found dead in a pasture just north of the New Mexico state line in recent weeks. The dead calves had their skins peeled back and organs cleared from the rib cage. One calf had its tongue removed. But rancher Manuel Sanchez has found no signs of human attackers, such as footprints or ATV tracks. And there are no signs of an animal attack by a coyote or mountain lion . Usually predators leave pools or blood or drag marks...
  • Charles Manson's last hideout burns in California (Barker Ranch destroyed)

    05/07/2009 9:32:49 PM PDT · by lainie · 10 replies · 809+ views
    google/ap ^ | 5-7-2009
    DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — A California desert cabin that became cult leader Charles Manson's last hideout has been gutted by fire. Death Valley National Park spokesman Terry Baldino said Thursday that the isolated cabin was discovered burned on Tuesday. He says it's not known if it was an accident or a deliberate act. The cabin was last seen intact Friday and may have burned over the weekend.
  • Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance (Gubmint Counting Your Chickens--Literally! Alert!)

    03/15/2009 10:17:32 AM PDT · by pillut48 · 36 replies · 1,018+ views
    The Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance (FARFA) is leading the fight to save family farms and individuals from expensive and unnecessary government regulation. Help us protect our food supply and our liberties! The National Animal Identification System ("NAIS") poses a serious threat to all farmers, ranchers, livestock owners, and companion-animal owners, whether they are organic or conventional, small or large, involved with animals for business or for pleasure. If it is made mandatory, every person with even one horse, cow, chicken, pig, goat, sheep, or virtually any other livestock animal on their premises will be required to register their homes...
  • AZ rancher disappointed in U.S. support

    02/22/2009 10:27:46 AM PST · by Sammy67 · 27 replies · 2,929+ views
    OneNewsNow ^ | 2/20/09 | Chad Groening
    "My country has let me down." That's the assessment of an Arizona rancher who was sued by six illegal immigrants he detained on his property and turned over to the Border Patrol in 2004. On Tuesday an eight-member federal jury in Tucson threw out the claim brought by the six illegal aliens that Roger Barnett violated their civil rights when he detained them at gunpoint on his ranch nearly five years ago. The panel also ruled against the plaintiffs' claims of battery and false imprisonment. But the jury did find Barnett liable on four claims of assault and four claims...
  • Mustang Ranch in History (vanity)

    02/15/2009 9:46:42 AM PST · by Lokibob · 16 replies · 987+ views
    e-mail | Feb 15, 2009 | Unknown
    The Mustang Ranch and $850 billion bail-out: Back in 1990, the Government seized the Mustang Ranch brothel in Nevada for tax evasion and, as required by law, tried to run it. They failed and it closed. Now, we are trusting the economy of our country and 850+ Billion Dollars to a pack of nit-wits who couldn't make money running a whore house and selling booze. Now if that don't make you nervous, what does???
  • Barack Obama: "I Am Now a Vegan" [It's SATIRE, folks!]

    10/28/2008 5:05:16 AM PDT · by Calpernia · 74 replies · 2,294+ views
    SuperVegan.com ^ | April 1, 2008 | Jason Das
    In a speech this afternoon in Altoona, Pennsylvania, Senator Barack Obama made a groundbreaking announcement: I have long been an advocate of the less fortunate among us, of those who life has handed a crooked deck, the short end of the stick, an unfair deal. There are no Americans for who this is more true than the populations of our feedlots and industrial farms. It is time to end the exploitation of farmed animals on American soil. It is time to give up hamburgers as we have given up slave-holding. It is time for us to end our dependence on...
  • California Regulators Pay a Visit to a Private Petting Zoo

    08/16/2008 8:03:29 AM PDT · by davidgumpert · 9 replies · 130+ views
    The Complete Patient ^ | August 15, 2008 | David Gumpert
    If you are concerned about the growing intrusiveness of regulators into our private lives, then you may want to read about Robin Countryman-Velk and her Kiddin’ Korral Animal and Activities project in the Napa, California, area. Kiddin’ Korral is part of a 1,400-acre dude ranch that is owned and operated by some 1,400 owners (the acreage is not divided). The owners have an association with a board of directors that oversees the operations. The owners can use the place any time they want—it has 100 cabins, 200 campsites, a couple of large pools and, for the last two years, the...
  • Attorneys pare charges against Jeffs

    06/15/2008 10:33:33 AM PDT · by TLI · 31 replies · 112+ views
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 06/14/2008 08:25:16 AM MDT | Brooke Adams
    As Texas officials sort evidence that could lead to new criminal charges against polygamous sect leader Warren S. Jeffs, charges against him in another state are shrinking. Just two of five cases originally brought against the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints leader in Arizona are still in play, and a significant portion of those two cases have been dismissed. Now, a judge has set a July 11 hearing on whether the remaining charges, based on Jeffs' alleged role conducting marriages for underage girls, came out of a tainted grand jury proceeding. Defense attorney Michael Piccarreta argues...
  • Drought Closes World's Biggest Cattle Ranch In Australia

    06/10/2008 10:29:28 AM PDT · by blam · 13 replies · 724+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6-10-2008 | Nick Squires
    Drought closes world's biggest cattle ranch in Australia By Nick Squires in Sydney Last Updated: 2:25PM BST 10/06/2008 The world's largest cattle ranch has been forced to sell off its livestock and mothball operations because of the severe drought gripping much of Australia. Drovers muster cattle at Anna Creek Station, South Australia. CHRIS MCLENNAN Anna Creek station, which is bigger than Israel, encompasses 9,267 square miles of scrub, sand dunes and savannah in the Outback of South Australia. It is normally capable of supporting 16,000 cattle but the "Big Dry" – the worst drought in a century – has exhausted...
  • Pilot taken to state hospital after landing near Bush ranch

    04/30/2008 7:04:41 AM PDT · by LA Woman3 · 11 replies · 80+ views
    The Waco Tribune-Herald ^ | 4/30/08 | Emily Ingram
    Officials said they have detained a British man after he flew near President Bush’s Crawford ranch, later taking him to Austin for a mental evaluation. McLennan County sheriff’s deputies were called by the U.S. Secret Service on Friday evening to a pasture five to seven miles from the president’s ranch about a possibly intoxicated pilot, Chief Deputy Randy Plemons said. Bush was not at the ranch when the incident happened. At the time of the call, a heavy thunderstorm was passing through the Crawford area, but Plemons said he wasn’t sure what factors caused the pilot to land in the...
  • Wildcatter Ranch helps war veterans ease post-traumatic pains

    02/21/2008 10:08:22 AM PST · by Dysart · 3 replies · 103+ views
    DMN ^ | 2-121-08 | MICHAEL E. YOUNG
    GRAHAM, Texas – For Ian Anderson, a few seconds on the back of a startled cow on Wednesday summed up three days of a special gathering for U.S. veterans dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder. "We'd never ridden a cow before," said the fresh-faced 27-year-old from Spokane, Wash., who was shot five times in combat in Iraq. "So I rode a cow. And it was fun." And that was one of the key points of Project Odyssey, a fledgling program organized by the Wounded Warrior Project in association with the Department of Veterans Affairs and other veterans organizations. Twenty-one vets from...
  • State Blocks Muslim Celebration Involving Animal Slaughter

    12/16/2007 10:28:47 AM PST · by jern · 139 replies · 1,513+ views
    WRAL.com ^ | Anne Leake
    Smithfield — A judge has told a Johnston County farmer that he cannot open his farm to Muslim families planning to slaughter lambs as part of an annual religious celebration. The judge issued a 10-day injunction Friday, meaning that about 250 Muslim families in Wake County will have to make other arrangements for slaughtering lambs they bought in advance of the three-day Festival of the Sacrifice, which begins on Wednesday. Kenneth and Eddie Rowe have tangled before with the state over the mass slaughter of lambs on their 300-acre farm. They said they have been conducting the slaughtering in their...
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush - (photos) - 8.8.06

    08/08/2006 3:37:24 PM PDT · by ohioWfan · 370 replies · 3,787+ views
    Whitehouse.gov, Yahoo.com; me | 8.8.06 | ohioWfan
    There are no new pictures of the President or First Lady today, since they are spending some time together at Prairie Chapel Ranch in Crawford, Texas, but we know full well that there are no 'vacations' for this President, and that he is hard at work protecting America from danger.So.......since there are no new photos, I'm posting several of my favorite ranch pictures just for fun, and will give my report on my husband's and my personal encounter with the President last week, and will post the photos taken from our very own camera.Enjoy your trip to Sanity Island on...
  • Minutemen start to build barrier on Palominas ranch

    05/28/2006 12:23:31 PM PDT · by SandRat · 27 replies · 944+ views
    PALOMINAS — Unimpressed by President George W. Bush’s pledge to send 6,000 National Guard troops to the border and a Senate bill that would construct 370 miles of new border fencing, the Minuteman Project began building its own barrier Saturday at a local ranch. By early afternoon, volunteers had planted posts and strung five tiers of barbed wire along an approximately 750-foot-long stretch of Jack and John Ladd’s property in Palominas. It was the first step in an ongoing project the civilian border watch group hopes will eventually be taken over by the federal government. Minuteman Project founder Chris Simcox...
  • Jackson's Ranch Closed After Staff Go Unpaid (Neverland)

    03/10/2006 5:59:34 PM PST · by blam · 15 replies · 745+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 3-11-2006 | Catherine Elsworth
    Jackson's ranch closed after staff go unpaid By Catherine Elsworth in Los Angeles (Filed: 11/03/2006) Michael Jackson has been ordered to shut down his fantasy-themed Neverland Valley Ranch and fined nearly £100,000 for failing to pay his employees or maintain proper insurance. California officials closed the sprawling estate in the Santa Ynez valley, Santa Barbara, and barred workers from the property after discovering that the singer had allowed the compensation policy protecting employees to lapse in January. Michael Jackson failed to pay his employees Jackson, 47, who has spent much of his time in Bahrain since he was acquitted last...
  • Peace activist Sheehan to renew Bush ranch protest

    01/30/2006 1:58:02 AM PST · by Past Your Eyes · 27 replies · 767+ views
    AP via The Union Leader ^ | January 30, 2006 | Ian James
    CARACAS, Venezuela – Cindy Sheehan, the peace activist who just announced that she is weighing a run for Senate, plans to protest again outside President Bush's Texas ranch, Venezuela's president said yesterday with Sheehan by his side. Hugo Chavez, his arm around Sheehan's shoulders, told a group of activists that Sheehan had told him that during Holy Week, in April, "she is going to put up her tent again in front of Mr. Danger's ranch." "She invited me to put up a tent. Maybe I'll put up my tent also," Chavez said, to applause from activists invited to his weekly...
  • Few Attend Dueling Rallies At Bush Ranch

    11/26/2005 3:12:43 PM PST · by blam · 11 replies · 908+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 11-26-2005 | Angela K Brown
    Few Attend Dueling Rallies at Bush Ranch Saturday November 26, 2005 10:31 PM By ANGELA K. BROWN Associated Press Writer CRAWFORD, Texas (AP) - A repeat of last summer's dueling rallies against the war and in support of President Bush drew much small crowds to Crawford on a cool, rainy Saturday. About a dozen Bush supporters stood downtown with signs, one reading: ``Real America won't wimp out.'' Throughout the morning, shoppers and a few tourists leaving souvenir stores stopped in the tent to voice their support for the president. Closer to the Bush ranch, where the president celebrated Thanksgiving with...
  • Protesters Gather Again Near Bush's Ranch

    11/23/2005 6:40:57 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 42 replies · 1,009+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 11/23/05 | Angela K. Brown - AP
    CRAWFORD, Texas - More than a dozen war protesters returned to a roadside near President Bush's ranch before dawn Wednesday, defying two new local bans on roadside camping and parking. About an hour after the group pitched tents and huddled in sleeping bags and blankets, a McLennan County sheriff's deputy arrived and warned the group to leave or face arrest. Protester and former U.S. diplomat Ann Wright told the deputy that most of the group would stay because they believed the bans restrict their free-speech rights. The deputy said the group would have two more warnings before he started making...
  • Sheehan Allies Sue to Protest Near Bush Ranch

    11/21/2005 3:40:45 PM PST · by SandRat · 45 replies · 1,283+ views
    FoxNews (AP Story) ^ | Nov 21, 2005
    WACO, Texas — Three war protesters on Monday filed a federal lawsuit against McLennan County, claiming two new ordinances banning roadside parking and camping infringe on their right to protest near President Bush's Crawford ranch. --snip---
  • Sheehan plans to resume protest near Bush ranch (for Thanksgiving holiday)

    11/15/2005 12:43:42 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 98 replies · 1,930+ views
    ap on Monterey Herald ^ | 11/15/05 | Angela K. Brown - AP
    CRAWFORD, Texas - The fallen soldier's mother who drew thousands to her 26-day war protest near President Bush's Crawford ranch this summer plans to return for Thanksgiving next week, despite new county ordinances banning roadside camping. Cindy Sheehan, of Vacaville, Calif., and at least a dozen supporters are prepared to be arrested as they return to the makeshift campsite along the road leading to Bush's ranch, where he is expected to spend the holiday. "It's significant that we do not let up on this administration," said Hadi Jawad, co-founder of the Crawford Peace House, which supported the protesters during their...
  • Vigil held in Bisbee in support of Texas mother (Bisbee -CPUSA AZ HQs)

    08/18/2005 6:15:10 PM PDT · by SandRat · 20 replies · 577+ views
    Sierra Vista Herald, Sierra Vista Arizona ^ | Aug 18, 2005 | Michael Maresh
    BISBEE - More than 50 people Wednesday night ignored the steady rain in their candlelight vigil that was held at Grassy Park to support Cindy Sheehan. Sheehan is a mother who lost a son in Iraq, and she has been camped out near President George Bush's Crawford, Texas, ranch in hopes she will get to speak to him again. Valerie Stephens, one of the organizers of the vigil, said it was held to support Sheehan. "We need to make people aware of this incredibly brave person, a grieving mother who has finally managed to focus interest on what is happening...
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos) 8.9.05

    08/09/2005 2:48:57 PM PDT · by ohioWfan · 235 replies · 3,230+ views
    Whitehouse.gov, Yahoo.com | 8.9.05 | ohioWfan
    Today President Bush met with his team of economic advisors at his Crawford, Texas ranch to discuss the strength of our economy and a Fall agenda for continued economic growth that includes talks on Social Security and overhauling the nation's tax code. The White House released a fact sheet outlining its specific strengths here. Following the meeting, the President spoke with the press regarding the economy, Social Security, and Iran. Enjoy your trip to Sanity Island and the Daily Dose!!
  • Bereaved mother in peace vigil - Mother of a soldier protest

    08/07/2005 6:46:27 PM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 50 replies · 1,258+ views
    The Guardian ^ | Monday August 8, 2005 | Deb Riechmann
    A determined mother of a fallen US soldier who has pledged to hold a roadside peace protest near President George Bush's Texas ranch until he talks to her, said yesterday she met with the president shortly after her son died. Cindy Sheehan, 48, of Vacaville, California, said she was among several relatives of soldiers killed in Iraq who were invited to meet with Mr Bush in June last year at Fort Lewis near Seattle. She said the meeting occurred two months after her son, Casey, was killed in Iraq. Since then, she said, various government and independent commission reports have...
  • Vacationing Bush Poised to Set a Record (A vacationing President, Oh My!)

    08/03/2005 7:39:20 AM PDT · by jp3 · 99 replies · 2,288+ views
    Washington Post ^ | August 3, 2005 | Jim VandeHei and Peter Baker
    Vacationing Bush Poised to Set a Record With Long Sojourn at Ranch, President on His Way to Surpassing Reagan's Total By Jim VandeHei and Peter Baker Washington Post Staff Writers Wednesday, August 3, 2005; A04 WACO, Tex., Aug. 2 -- President Bush is getting the kind of break most Americans can only dream of -- nearly five weeks away from the office, loaded with vacation time. The president departed Tuesday for his longest stretch yet away from the White House, arriving at his Crawford ranch in the evening for a stretch of clearing brush, visiting with family and friends, and...
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos) - 8.2.05

    08/02/2005 4:47:42 PM PDT · by ohioWfan · 291 replies · 4,182+ views
    Whitehouse.gov, Yahoo.com | 8.2.05 | ohioWfan
    This morning, President Bush made a call from the Roosevelt Room to the crew of the Space Shuttle, Discovery, and let them know how proud Americans are of them, and thanking them for being ‘risk takers.’ Commander Collins informed the President that they flew over Texas today and told him how beautiful it was.Later in the morning, the President attended the signing ceremony for CAFTA, making remarks in the East Room of the White House, accompanied by Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice, foreign dignitaries, legislators and administration officials. He later departed the White House for his month long working ‘vacation’...
  • Market in place for meat goats

    05/23/2005 7:42:47 PM PDT · by SJackson · 134 replies · 1,795+ views
    Judy Brown Regional Editor REEDSVILLE - Boer goats, bred for meat, hardly resemble dairy goats, says Christine Kocourek of Floppy Ear Farm. Ms. Kocourek and her husband, Keith Schroeder, who own a 10-acre farm in Manitowoc County, are securing more land for an expanding meat goat business built around Boers. The animals grow quickly to 80 pounds, and then are butchered at up to 10 months old. Unlike their dairy goat relatives, Boer goats are solid meat animals with bucks weighing 200 to 300 pounds. "They gain weight real fast compared to dairy goats," Ms. Kocourek said. She said Boers...
  • CA: Parts of Tejon Ranch safe from development

    05/24/2005 9:38:26 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies · 647+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 5/24/05 | Bob Christie
    Tejon Ranch and its conservation partner, The Trust for Public Land, have figured out which 100,000 acres of the ranch's 270,000 acres will be carved out into a preserve. If the deal goes through, some of Tejon's majestic peaks and canyons in the Tehachapi Mountains could forever be saved from development. A step is being taken in that direction today, though an actual deal is much further away. The majority of the land is in the southeastern portion of the Tehachapis. There's also a swath next to Interstate 5 intended to connect the future preserve with the Wind Wolves Preserve...