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  • Obama's Enemies List—Part II

    07/20/2012 4:38:18 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 3 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 7/19/2012 | KIMBERLEY A. STRASSE
    This column has already told the story of Frank VanderSloot, an Idaho businessman who last year contributed to a group supporting Mitt Romney. An Obama campaign website in April sent a message to those who'd donate to the president's opponent. It called out Mr. VanderSloot and seven other private donors by name and occupation and slurred them as having "less-than-reputable" records. Mr. VanderSloot has since been learning what it means to be on a presidential enemies list. Just 12 days after the attack, the Idahoan found an investigator digging to unearth his divorce records. This bloodhound—a recent employee of Senate...
  • Juror 4: Oregon standoff prosecutors failed to prove 'intent' to impede federal workers

    10/28/2016 10:59:48 AM PDT · by Jane Wayne · 6 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | Oct 28, 2016 | Maxine Bernstein
    Juror 4 vigorously defends the across-the-board acquittals of Ammon Bundy and his six co-defendants, calling the rulings a "statement'' about the prosecution's failure to prove the fundamental elements of a conspiracy charge.
  • 5 minutes, 4 accounts, 1 dead: What happened when Yantis died (Idaho rancher's death)

    08/02/2016 9:19:12 PM PDT · by rey · 19 replies
    Idaho Statesman ^ | 29 July 2016 | John Sowell
    Five minutes. That is how much time elapsed between the phone call Idaho rancher Jack Yantis received about one of his bulls being struck by a car and the moment Yantis was shot and killed by two Adams County sheriff’s deputies. It took the Idaho Attorney General’s Office and the U.S. attorney for Idaho nine months to conclude Friday that no criminal charges were warranted against Deputies Brian Wood and Cody Roland. [Related: Conflicting reports thwart clarity in Yantis case.] Both agencies said conflicting stories from witnesses made it impossible to sort out what happened that dark Sunday night, Nov....
  • Oregon Rancher lassos bike thief at Walmart

    06/12/2016 12:18:28 PM PDT · by reed13k · 7 replies
    http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/jun/10/bike-theft-oregon-walmart-thief-lassoed-cattle-rancher Saw this on Drudge thought it was too funny. Link only not excerpted.
  • NM ranchers outraged by lack of security at border

    03/07/2016 5:42:22 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 27 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | March 7th, 2016 at 12:05am | Lauren Villagran
    A ranch hand working in New Mexico’s Bootheel stumbles upon men and two or three vehicles stranded in remote cattle country. They turn out to be drug runners from Mexico who take him hostage, load his vehicle with narcotics and force him to drive to Willcox, Ariz., where they leave him alive but warn him not to go to the police. They would be watching. -- The cattle growers associations of both states(AZ & NM) are hosting a meeting this week in the tiny town of Animas to air their grievances to elected officials – including pleas for more boots...
  • Stand by Me Protest held at state capital in honor of Lavoy Finicum

    03/06/2016 6:35:34 AM PST · by azkathy · 22 replies
    KUTV Channel 2 ^ | 3-5-2016 | Amy Nay
    (KUTV) A protest was held Saturday on the steps of the State Capitol. A few dozen protestors, who say they gathered to honor the life of the late LaVoy Finicum, also vowed to carry on his legacy by taking a stand against the federal government. Stand By Me for LaVoy and Liberty was one of a number of similar rallies slated in states across the nation, including Texas, Florida and in Oregon. "This is a rally to show our support for Lavoy Finicum," a singer said to the crowd. Organizer Cherilyn Bacon Eager said from the stage, "We're here to...
  • Oregon Standoff: Ammon Bundy others plead not guilty

    02/24/2016 4:28:21 PM PST · by azkathy · 15 replies
    Oregon Live ^ | 2/24/2016 | Beth Nakamura
    U.S. District Judge Anna J. Brown said Wednesday she will push to try the federal conspiracy case stemming from the armed takeover of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge as soon as practically possible. "My firm assertion is the case will be tried sooner than a year from now unless something makes that impossible,'' Brown said in court. As the hearing began, every spot in the 14th floor courtroom was filled, with 10 defendants in the case and their lawyers seated in the jury box. Ammon Bundy, the leader of the occupation, and co-defendant Ryan Payne sat between their lawyers at...
  • Supporters of Oregon occupier honor LaVoy Finicum at funeral

    02/06/2016 10:08:07 AM PST · by azkathy · 65 replies
    KSL.com ^ | 2-5-2016 | Daphne Chin
    Excerpted KANAB — Most of the people who came to the funeral of LaVoy Finicum didn't know the Arizona rancher personally. They came anyway, in trucks and campers and caravans, drawn either by kinship with the Finicum family or by sympathy for the cause that took him to rural Oregon. The Arizona rancher was one of the most recognizable faces of the armed standoff in Oregon, where a group of protesters seized the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in early January to protest what they said was federal overreach into Western rangelands. Finicum was shot dead by police on Jan. 26...
  • Militia continue occupation of Oregon refuge, police keep low profile

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

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

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

    11/19/2015 5:58:22 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 5 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 17, 2015 | Justin Wm. Moyer
    In any officer-involved shooting, it's among the first things that the community wants to know: the names of the officers involved. "We believe Brown's family, and the public at large, have the right to know the name of the man who killed their son," Gawker wrote in a piece called "Who Killed Michael Brown?" published four days after the unarmed 19-year-old was slain by Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Mo., last year. "For this reason, we're asking readers who know the identity of the officer to share it with us, either below this post or over email. If we can confirm...
  • Crisis management team to help Adams County Sheriff’s Office [Idaho Rancher Shooting]

    11/05/2015 7:54:52 PM PST · by Timber Rattler · 18 replies
    The Idaho Statesman ^ | November 4, 2015 | KATY MOELLER
    An officer-involved shooting that left a longtime Adams County rancher dead Sunday has shocked the community and brought a tidal wave of recriminations for the county's small sheriff's department. The Adams County Sheriff's Office has been bombarded with angry calls and hate mail from people upset by the shooting, which left 62-year-old Jack Yantis dead on U.S. 95 in front of his home north of Council. Adams County Sheriff Ryan Zollman said people in the office are being called "murderers" and said the calls coming in forced one emergency dispatcher to leave her post Tuesday. "She was so upset," he...
  • Texas Messes with Agenda 21

    05/08/2015 8:12:17 AM PDT · by rktman · 24 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 5/8/2015 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Texas is larger than most countries in the United Nations, some not much bigger than the postage stamps they print for collectors, but each with a vote that can cancel ours out. Texas is about to a vote against the U.N.’s sovereignty-destroying Agenda 21, so named because it claims to be setting a “sustainable growth” agenda for the 21st century. Agenda 21 is in fact a global power grab similar to climate-change treaties like the Kyoto Protocol. It uses the imaginary threat of unsustainable growth which allegedly threatens to plunder the planet’s finite resources, like climate change allegedly threatens planetary...
  • Sheriff, feds: Rancher must be held accountable

    07/06/2014 12:00:34 AM PDT · by Nachum · 63 replies
    yahoo ^ | 7/5/14 | AP, MARTIN GRIFFITH
    RENO, Nev. (AP) — U.S. Bureau of Land Management officials say they agree with a Nevada sheriff's position that rancher Cliven Bundy must be held accountable for his role in an April standoff between his supporters and the federal agency. Clark County Sheriff Doug Gillespie said Bundy crossed the line when he allowed states' rights supporters, including self-proclaimed militia members, onto his property to aim guns at police. "If you step over that line, there are consequences to those actions," Gillespie told the Las Vegas Review-Journal. "And I believe they stepped over that line. No doubt about it. They need...
  • Texas Rancher Discovers $2M Marijuana Growing Operation on His Land

    07/04/2014 3:11:31 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 37 replies
    ABCNews.go.com ^ | July 4, 2014 | Alexa Valiente
    A Texas man who was just hoping to graze cattle on the land he recently acquired was surprised to discover $2 million worth of marijuana plants growing in a back-woods area.
  • Nev. rancher's kin take ranch battle to sheriff ( BLM - Bundy )

    05/07/2014 9:37:06 AM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    ap ^ | May 02, 2014 | KEN RITTER
    Family members and other supporters took a Nevada rancher's grazing rights fight against the U.S. government to the sheriff in Las Vegas on Friday, filing reports alleging crimes by federal agents against people protesting a roundup of cattle from public land. Rancher Cliven Bundy wasn't among those who filed handwritten complaints with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department - the agency with jurisdiction over Bundy's ranch in the Bunkerville area and much of Clark County.
  • Raymond Yowell: A Courageous Indigenous Leader ( Rancher vs BLM )

    04/26/2014 8:17:52 AM PDT · by george76 · 4 replies
    Indian Country Today ^ | 3/7/12 | Peter d'Errico
    The Western Shoshone have been litigating the rights to their homeland since at least 1951 ... Raymond Yowell's land, from which BLM seized his cattle, is within the ancestral territories of the Western Shoshone Nation recognized in the 1863 Treaty of Peace and Friendship signed at Ruby Valley . The Western Shoshone have never ceded or relinquished their fundamental indigenous relationship to these territories. They continue to hunt, fish, gather, graze, and live on the lands in accordance with laws and instructions given to them by the Ah-Peh (Father). In 1995, Mr. Yowell was Chief of the Western Shoshone National...
  • Bundy's Black Bodyguard: 'I Would Take A Bullet For That Man' (VIDEO)

    04/25/2014 12:01:13 PM PDT · by george76 · 88 replies
    CNN - TPM ^ | April 25, 2014 | Catherine Thompson –
    One of the supporters serving as a bodyguard for Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy during his standoff with federal authorities -- and who also happens to be black -- said he would still "take a bullet for" Bundy after the rancher made racially inflammatory comments. CNN's Dan Simon noticed Jason Bullock, a six-year Army veteran who serves as one of Bundy's bodyguards, hanging around at the Nevada ranch. Simon asked Bullock whether he found Bundy's remarks about blacks and slavery offensive. "Mr. Bundy is not a racist," he told CNN. "Ever since I've been here, he's treated me with nothing but...
  • TX Deputy Shoots Farmer’s Dog in the Back of the Head After Farmer Called Police About Burglary

    04/24/2014 6:54:16 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 49 replies
    Guns Saves Lives ^ | Apr 24, 2014 | Dan Cannon
    TX Deputy Shoots Farmer’s Dog in the Back of the Head After Farmer Called Police About Burglary April 24 2014 by Dan Cannon Share This Post Dallas News | myFOXdfw.com It seems like these stories are happening more and more each week. Stories of officers shooting dogs that simply did not need to be shot. In this case, a third generation Texas farmer, Cole Middleton, called police about a break-in on his property. When an officer finally arrived, Rains County Deputy Jerred Dooley, the farmer’s dog ran up to the officer (as dogs do, especially herding dogs), so the officer...