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    02/11/2016 10:58:22 AM PST · by knarf · 23 replies
  • Breaking News: FBI moves in to end Oregon stand-off - Agents and armored cars surround militia

    02/10/2016 7:43:03 PM PST · by Nachum · 42 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 2/1016 | Staff
    The FBI on Wednesday evening moved in on the last four occupiers at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon, the Oregonian newspaper reported. The four armed, anti-government protesters had been indicted last week with 12 others on charges of conspiring to impede federal officers during an armed standoff at the compound. The takeover at Malheur started on Jan. 2 when their leader, Ammon Bundy, and followers, seized buildings at the refuge in a protest against federal control over millions of acres public land in the West. (Photo)
  • Shocking Truth About BLM, Ammon Bundy, the Hammond Family and Burns Oregon

    01/30/2016 11:24:44 AM PST · by Baynative · 31 replies
    YouTube ^ | Jan 13, 2016 | LaVoy Finicum
    This video was made six months ago. It is LaVoy Finicum who was killed by our government last week speaking about our rights, our constitution and why he feels compelled to stand up.
  • Malheur SITREP – 1900L 29 JAN 16 (Malheur National Wildlife Refuge Standoff)

    01/30/2016 7:06:55 AM PST · by MikeSteelBe · 5 replies
    Oathkeepers Website ^ | 1/29/16 | SAm Culper
    What follows is my personal account of following the situation of late Tuesday night and into Wednesday morning, including talks with sources on the ground and on conference calls with Sergeant Major Joseph Santoro (U.S.A., Ret.), Stewart Rhodes, State Representative Matthew Shea (R-WA), Jason Van Tatenhove, and others. Much of the following information has been poorly covered by the media or not reported at all. – After the felony stop, Sergeant Major Joseph Santoro (U.S.A., Ret.), who has been on the ground in Burns for approximately three weeks, began communicating with FBI contacts. A top priority for SGM Santoro, acting...
  • “Lots of Shooting” During Militia Arrests In Oregon

    01/28/2016 9:00:06 AM PST · by rktman · 60 replies ^ | 1/28/2016 | Bob Owens
    An eyewitness and his daughter have provided the first outside account of the shootout between members of the Oregon militiamen who had seized the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge complex and a blocking force of FBI agents who kept the vehicle from escaping an attempted traffic stop.
  • LaVoy & Jeanette Finicum Photos: Pictures of Cowboy Couple (Mormon rancher LaVoy Finicum was killed

    01/26/2016 10:08:00 PM PST · by Ripliancum · 26 replies ^ | 11:39 pm EST, January 26, 2016 | Paul Farrell
    Mormon rancher LaVoy Finicum was killed during the Oregon militia standoff on January 26. He's survived by his Jeanette. Finicum was 54 years old when he died. Together he and his wife maintained a ranch in northern Arizona. The ranch was staffed and managed by the couple's 11 foster children. They were kids the couple took in, troubled kids with criminal histories. During the standoff, Finicum complained that the state had taken away the children because of his high profile role with the militia. Meanwhile on his wife, Jeanette's LinkedIn page, she lists foster care provider as her full time...
  • Experts: Oregon standoff may be small, but it’s just the tip of a growing militia iceberg

    01/08/2016 6:33:36 AM PST · by rktman · 55 replies
    The seizure of a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon by armed anti-government extremists has attracted national attention and raised questions about whether the takeover is a powder keg about to blow. But experts who monitor the anti-government movement say an even greater concern is lurking behind the confrontation that erupted Saturday at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in the high desert of eastern Oregon. The militia movement, they say, is in the midst of a massive growth spurt at levels even greater than in the early 1990s after the Waco, Texas, standoff and the siege at Ruby Ridge, Idaho. It...
  • Sarcastic Definition of the Day: Standoff

    01/04/2016 12:36:44 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 1 replies
    American Irony ^ | 1-4-16 | The Looking Spoon
  • The Oregon standoff will provide a chance for liberal hypocrisy to shine

    01/04/2016 9:47:31 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 16 replies
    American Irony ^ | 1-4-16 | The Looking Spoon
    A brief synopsis of the current Oregon standoff via Hot Air: It appears that we've got ourselves another militia standoff out West, this time in rural, eastern Oregon, where armed activists are taking issue with the federal government over control of a wildlife refuge and the fate of two ranchers who are supposed to be on the way to jail. Complicating the issue (at least in the eyes of the media) is the fact that the protest is being organized and led by three sons of Cliven Bundy...While this case has obviously been simmering for a while, it swelled out...
  • FBI to Bundys: Let’s settle this standoff peaceably

    01/04/2016 9:43:07 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/04/2016 | Ed Morrissey
    <p>And though the Bundys are involved in the Oregon occupation, the scene can hardly be described as a standoff. The 20 or so militants at the refuge come and go as they please. No police were apparent Sunday anywhere between Burns and the 30-mile drive to the refuge.</p>
  • The story behind the Oregon armed standoff

    01/03/2016 8:38:35 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 86 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 01/03/2015 | Staff
    How did an armed takeover of a federal nature reserve in Oregon come about? It dates back to when Eastern Oregon father-son ranchers, Dwight Hammond and his son Steve, were convicted of lighting fires on federal land. The Hammond Ranch story began in 1991, when Steven Hammond started a fire on his own land for noxious weed control. The fire escaped and burned an acre of BLM land that was leased by the Hammond family for cattle grazing. Then in 2001, the Hammonds started another fire on their property that ran off the Hammond land and consumed 139 acres of...
  • Police leave standoff and return to arrest Sebastopol man

    08/12/2015 9:54:08 PM PDT · by rey · 5 replies
    Press Democrat ^ | 12 Aug 2015
    When a Sebastopol man locked himself in his house after a family dispute Wednesday and ignored commands to surrender, police there decided a forced entry might incite a violent response. Instead, the officers left. However, they returned with an arrest warrant about four hours later. With the help of another resident of the Juniper Avenue home, they gained entry and arrested Alexander Moser without incident. Police responded shortly before 1 p.m. to the home after a resident there reported that her grandson, Moser, was making threats to kill his brother, according to a Sebastopol Police news release. Officers later learned...
  • Tensions surface as Australian Muslims fear Sydney siege backlash

    12/15/2014 1:52:16 PM PST · by mykroar · 66 replies
    Reuters ^ | 12/15/14 | Reuters By Jane Wardell and Matt Siegel
    SYDNEY (Reuters) - Religious leaders and ordinary Australians sought to defuse communal tensions on Monday, after a siege at a Sydney cafe by a gunman who forced hostages to display an Islamic flag raised fears of a backlash against the country's Muslim minority. Within hours of the attack on the Lindt cafe in the centre of the city, a Muslim group reported that women wearing the hijab had been spat on and the right-wing Australian Defence League called on followers to protest at two major mosques. The protests did not materialise and little is known about the true motives of...
  • Reports: Company Tied to Reid's Son Wants Land in Bundy Standoff

    04/17/2014 12:30:30 AM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Sunday, 13 Apr 2014 08:48 PM | Greg Richter
    The Nevada rancher who forced the federal Bureau of Land Management to back down last week may have been targeted because a Chinese solar company with ties to Sen. Harry Reid's son wants the land for an energy plant, several websites report. A report on, says Chinese energy giant ENN Energy Group wants to use federal land as part of its effort to build a $5 billion solar farm and panel-building plant in the southern Nevada desert. Rory Reid, the son of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, is representing ENN in their efforts to locate in Nevada. Part of...
  • This Incredible New Footage Shows How Close Bundy Standoff Came To A Massacre

    04/16/2014 4:38:20 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 229 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | 04/16/2014 | Tom Hinchey
    This Incredible New Footage Shows How Close Bundy Standoff Came To A Massacre The inside story of how one New Yorker may have kept the Bundy protestors from a bloody end Documentary filmmaker Dennis Michael Lynch was at the Bundy Ranch front line and has never seen that type of force at the border where drugs and people are routinely smuggled across.
  • Judge Napolitano: Bundy Ranch Standoff is "Becoming the Last Straw" With This Admin & Big Government "...this is becoming the last straw not only with this administration in particular but with big government in general. It's an in-your-face, overly aggressive, overly harsh unnecessary enforcement of a federal court order using militaristic tactics that are not necessary in modern society in order to enforce. And because of people like you and other colleagues of ours here at Fox and even elsewhere the American public is rallying against federal government." The Judge weighed in to double down on his previous statement that the people have drawn a line in the sand against the bullying of the federal...
  • Harry Reid's last roundup

    04/13/2014 4:38:49 PM PDT · by libstripper · 35 replies
    WorldNet Daily ^ | April 13, 2014 | Joseph Farah
    Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy performed a remarkable public service for America over the last couple weeks. He exposed the utter ruthlessness, brutishness and Gestapo tactics of the federal government in dealing with honest, hard-working Americans who live off the land our land. Claiming Bundys cattle ranching operation was endangering desert tortoises, the Bureau of Land Management treated him like he was Ted Bundy. I take that back. The serial rapist, mass murderer and necrophile got due process. When Cliven Bundys neighbors turned out to support him, as good American neighbors should, the BLM sent in helicopters, four-wheel-drive vehicles and...
  • Federal agency vows to continue legal action after ending Nevada ranch standoff

    04/13/2014 6:22:58 AM PDT · by libstripper · 78 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 13, 2014 | Edmund DeMarche, Matt Finn, & AP
    The Bureau of Land Management vowed Saturday that it would continue its legal fight to remove illegal cattle from a rural Nevada range after ending a tense weeklong standoff with a rancher and his supporters. "After 20 years and multiple court orders to remove the trespass cattle, [rancher Cliven] Bundy owes the American taxpayers in excess of $1 million. The BLM will continue to work to resolve the matter administratively and judicially," a statement from the bureau said. "We ask that all parties in the area remain peaceful and law-abiding as the Bureau of Land Management and National Park Service...
  • Lawbreaking Rancher Cliven Bundy Wins Victory That Will Embolden Domestic Terrorists (BARF!)

    04/12/2014 3:16:57 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 207 replies
    PolticusUSA ^ | 4-12-2014 | Keith Brekhus
    The U.S. Bureau of Land Management announced today that it was ending its effort to seize Cliven Bundys herd of cattle that has been illegally grazing on federal land. The reason the BLM suspended the cattle round up was to protect the safety of federal employees and members of the general public. Bundy and a smattering of his right-wing supporters have threatened to wage a range war if the government continues with its effort to enforce the law. Let that sink in for a minute. The government is halting their efforts to enforce the law because of the threats being...
  • BLM ends Bundy cattle roundup, citing safety issues

    04/12/2014 11:09:47 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 164 replies ^ | April 12, 2014 | KSNV
    BUNKERVILLE (KSNV -- The gathering of rancher Cliven Bundy's cattle in northeast Clark County has been stopped by the director of the Bureau of Land Management. The BLM announcement came as Bundy was meeting with Clark County Sheriff Doug Gillespie about the week-long dispute. The BLM had been using contract cowboys to round up Bundy's 900 head of cattle that have been grazing over 600,000 square acres in northeast Clark County for more than 20 years without his payment of grazing fees. As of Friday they had secure 389 cattle from the Gold Butte area, nearly 90 percent of...
  • APD Names Man Arrested After Midtown Standoff

    11/08/2013 1:39:40 PM PST · by Alaska Wolf · 14 replies
    KTUU 2 ^ | Nov 08, 2013 | Chris Klint
    APD Names Man Arrested After Midtown Standoff Chris Klint Chris Klint, Senior Digital Producer, POSTED: 05:52 AM AKST Nov 08, 2013 UPDATED: 10:29 AM AKST Nov 08, 2013 ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Anchorage police have identified an armed man who surrendered to officers and was arrested at a Midtown home early Friday, ending an overnight standoff involving his own children. APD spokesperson Jennifer Castro says 30-year-old Thi Chau has been charged with third-degree counts of assault and criminal mischief, fourth-degree counts of misconduct involving weapons and controlled substances, and one count of reckless endangerment. Police dispatchers received a call reporting...
  • Cops back off from Sherwood standoff (Oregon)

    06/22/2013 11:54:41 AM PDT · by Veggie Todd · 20 replies
    KGW ^ | June 22, 2013 | KGW Staff
    SHERWOOD, Ore. Police backed off from a standoff at a Sherwood auto center Friday evening. Officers were trying to catch a wanted man and woman when suddenly they packed up and left. It all unfolded at the Improved Auto Center in the 14000 block of Tualatin Sherwood Road. A spokesperson with the Sherwood Police Department said it wasn't worth anyone getting hurt. He said they'll catch these two sometime down the road. Police raced to the business around 5 p.m. after learning that Daniel Crum and Heather Amaya, who both have warrants out for their arrest, were inside. Heavily-armed...
  • Alabama standoff 2013: Details emerge about man at center of hostage drama

    02/03/2013 7:23:52 PM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 37 replies ^ | 3 February 2013
    MIDLAND CITY, AL - As an Alabama standoff and hostage drama marked a sixth day Sunday, more details emerged about the suspect at the center, with neighbors and officials painting a picture of an isolated man estranged from his family. Authorities say Jim Lee Dykes, 65 -- a decorated veteran of the Vietnam War known as Jimmy to neighbors -- gunned down a school bus driver and abducted a 5-year-old boy from the bus, taking him to an underground bunker on his rural property. The driver, 66-year-old Charles Albert Poland Jr., was buried Sunday. Dykes, described as a loner who...
  • Philippine warship in standoff with China vessels

    04/10/2012 10:31:25 PM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 4/10/12 | Staff
    Manila, Philippines - The Philippines said its largest warship was engaged in a tense standoff with Chinese surveillance vessels Wednesday at a disputed South China Sea shoal, after the ship attempted to arrest Chinese fishermen but was blocked by the surveillance craft. Foreign Secretary Albert Del Rosario summoned Chinese Ambassador Ma Keqing to resolve the dangerous impasse diplomatically. Del Rosario's office said in a statement that the Scarborough Shoal "is an integral part of Philippine territory" and Filipino authorities would assert sovereignty over the offshore area.
  • McConnell to Obama: Eat your own darn peas

    07/12/2011 2:04:06 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 15 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 7-11-11 | Jennifer Rubin
    At 2 p.m. today, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R) is going to make some news. Right Turn has learned from sources familiar with McConnells thinking that McConnell is going to suggest an alternative to President Obamas grand bargain. Rather than continue a rotten deal (immediate tax hikes now in exchange for phantom cuts later), he is going to put out a debt disapproval plan. It works like this: The plan would give the President the ability to request smaller increases in the debt ceiling coupled with proposed spending cuts of at least $2.5 trillion over the next year....
  • Police: Angry Taco Bell customer fires at officers (due to price increase)

    03/21/2011 9:30:21 AM PDT · by greatdefender · 27 replies
    AP-Yahoo! ^ | March 21, 2011
    SAN ANTONIO Police say a San Antonio Taco Bell customer enraged that the seven burritos he ordered had gone up in price fired an air gun at an employee and later fired an assault rifle at officers before barricading himself into a hotel room. San Antonio police Sgt. Chris Benavides says officers used tear gas Sunday night to force the man from the hotel room after a three-hour standoff. The man is charged with three counts of attempted capital murder. Authorities have not released his name.
  • Feds blink in standoff with Christian colleges

    10/30/2010 10:05:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    wnd ^ | 10/30/10 | Bob Unruh
    Religious schools now expecting to be protected from political influence of Education Department The federal government apparently has blinked in a standoff with private Christian colleges over a proposal that would bring the schools under the regulation of the political powers in their states. Colorado Christian University President Bill Armstrong has told WND that the rules proposed by the Education Department are the "greatest threat to academic freedom in our lifetime."
  • Suspect in Discovery standoff is dead (Gore follower upset that Discovery Channel not Green enough)

    09/01/2010 3:14:06 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 41 replies · 1+ views
    cnn ^ | 9/1/2010 | cnn
    Three hostages were rescued from the headquarters of the Discovery Channel in Silver Spring, Maryland, Wednesday afternoon after police shot the man who was holding them, Montgomery County Police Chief J. Thomas Manger told reporters Wednesday. The suspect later died, Manger said. A device being carried by the man emitted smoke after the man was shot, Manger said. "The device appeared to go off," he said. "We haven't confirmed that as of this time. We saw some smoke, may have heard a pop." A number of other devices in backpacks believed to belong to the man have to be rendered...

    05/31/2010 6:02:39 AM PDT · by library user · 26 replies · 1,613+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | May 31, 2010 | Matt Drudge
    DETAILS: FARRAKHAN. PRESS 'STAND OFF' IN OBAMA'S NEIGHBORHOOD Sent: Sat May 29 21:08:47 2010 Subject: White House Pool Report At 7:20 local time the pool was holding at Woodlawn and 49th, next to a large sandstone mansion that the Chicago reporters say is the home of one Louis Farrakhan. Our Secret Service agent allowed us off the bus (Air!) and as a dozen of us congregated on the sidewalk, inevitably some shoes touched grass. Immediately a polite man in jeans and Tshirt emerged to ask us to stay off the grass. Though this grass was the curbside city property,...
  • Farrakhan followers, press have minor 'stand-off' in Obama's neighborhood

    05/30/2010 12:45:41 PM PDT · by ulster · 37 replies · 1,622+ views
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 5-30-10 | ABDON M. PALLASCH
    An interesting stand-off of sorts developed outside a barbecue President Obama was attending at a friends house Saturday night between followers of Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan on one side and members of the press and the U.S. Secret Service guarding the president on the other. Just a few blocks from Obamas home in the Kenwood/Hyde Park neighborhood, Obamas friend Marty Nesbitt lives across the street from the ornate yellow-gold home where Farrakhan lives.
  • Farrakhan, press have minor 'stand-off' in Obama's neighborhood

    05/30/2010 7:10:22 AM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 41 replies · 2,008+ views
    Sun Times ^ | May 30, 2010 | ABDON M. PALLASCH
    An interesting stand-off of sorts developed outside a barbecue President Obama was attending at a friends house Saturday night between followers of Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan on one side and members of the press and the U.S. Secret Service guarding the president on the other. Just a few blocks from Obamas home in the Kenwood/Hyde Park neighborhood, Obamas friend Marty Nesbitt lives across the street from the ornate yellow-gold home where Farrakhan lives. For the past two years...
  • Standoff in NH city after bus bomb threat

    05/06/2010 4:29:02 PM PDT · by Cindy · 116 replies · 5,258+ views
    (AP) via Google ^ | May 6, 2010 | n/a
    SNIPPET - quote: Standoff in NH city after bus bomb threat By KATHY McCORMACK (AP) 45 minutes ago PORTSMOUTH, N.H. Authorities remained in a standoff with a man on a Maine-to-New York Greyhound bus Thursday, hours after a passenger called 911 to report an explosive device on board. The other 16 passengers and the driver safely got off the bus, which was parked in downtown Portsmouth, surrounded by a bomb squad and sharpshooters, including one in an armored vehicle.
  • (L.A. CA) Standoff at Federal Building; person accused of White House threats

    08/13/2009 1:44:48 PM PDT · by Dr. Eckleburg · 34 replies · 1,358+ views
    LOS ANGELES (CNS)- A person possibly suspected of threatening the White House led police on a chase from Westchester to West Los Angeles today then holed up inside a car near the Westwood federal building, prompting a standoff that forced the evacuation of a nearby apartment building. Citing an anonymous law enforcement official, the Los Angeles Times reported on its Web site that the person was wanted for questioning by federal authorities for allegedly making an unspecified threat against the White House. Broadcast reports also indicated that the person may have been wanted on a misdemeanor warrant. At least four...
  • China ready to end standoff with U.S.

    03/20/2009 11:22:10 AM PDT · by ponder life · 8 replies · 570+ views
    BEIJING, March 20 (UPI) -- The Chinese government is ready to end a standoff between a U.S. surveillance ship and five Chinese vessels in the South China Sea, defense sources say. The sources, speaking on condition of anonymity, said they have been told by top commanders that China has no plans to increase its military presence in the area, the China Daily reported Friday. Military analysts in China are saying it is time to leave the dispute behind and concentrate on more important issues facing Sino-U.S. relations, the newspaper says. Earlier this week U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates told a...
  • What Is Going On In Salem, MA????? (City of Salem warns people away via reverse 911)

    02/09/2009 3:10:41 PM PST · by Momaw Nadon · 28 replies · 3,229+ views
    I can see helicopters from my window | Monday, February 9, 2009 | Momaw Nadon
    The City of Salem has warned people away from Bridge, Lathrop, Barton and Webb Streets via reverse 911 and local access cable. I can see helicopters and can hear sirens. NOTHING on the local news TV or radio stations and it has been going on for over an hour.
  • Indian submarine, Chinese ship in standoff near Somalia: Chinese media

    02/04/2009 8:52:19 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 37 replies · 1,656+ views
    New Kerala ^ | 02/04/09
    Indian submarine, Chinese ship in standoff near Somalia: Chinese media Singapore/New Delhi, Feb 4 : An Indian submarine and two Chinese warships on an anti-piracy mission were recently locked in a tense standoff in the waters off Somalia, Chinese media reports said Wednesday. The Indian Navy said none of its submarines were in the area. In a rare reporting of the incident, Qingdao Chenbao, a Chinese daily, said the Indian submarine "stalked" the Chinese warships and they were "locked in a tense standoff for at least half an hour" after which the Indian submarine was forced to surface. The submarine...
  • San Jose, CA police standoff ends; suspect found dead

    01/18/2009 2:13:22 AM PST · by blueplum · 8 replies · 530+ views
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | Jan 16th, '09 | Sean Webby, Lisa Fernandez , Joe Rodriguez, Sandra Gonzales
    After wresting a gun from a San Jose police officer during a traffic stop Friday, a suspected car thief fired at the cop, sought cover inside a gas station, then fatally turned the gun on himself during a dramatic six-hour siege that paralyzed a major thoroughfare. The 23-year-old suspect was not immediately identified by police. In the suspect's car, which had been stolen from Washington state, police found assault rifle magazines, a military helmet and a flak jacket. Police believed they belonged to the owner of the vehicle.
  • U.S. Carrier Kitty Hawk was in 28-hour Standoff with Chinese Submarine

    01/16/2008 12:53:42 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 267 replies · 1,848+ views
    Yonhap News ^ | 01/16/08 | Chung Juho
    /begin my excerpt U.S. Carrier Kitty Hawk was in 28-hour Standoff with Chinese Submarine Tense battle-ready standoff in Taiwan Strait (Hong Kong=Yonhap News) Chung Juho = U.S. aircraft carrier Kitty Hawk (and its battle group) had 28-hour battle-ready standoff with a Chinese submarine and a missile destroyer in Taiwan Strait last November, it has been revealed. This was the first military standoff between U.S. and China since the Taiwan Strait Crisis in 1996. According to Jan. 16 dispatch by China Times in Taiwan, on Nov. 23 last year, Kitty Hawk battle group was en route to Japan after China...
  • On This Day In History, August 22, 1992 - Ruby Ridge: FBI Sniper Kills Vicki Weaver

    08/22/2007 6:44:18 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 57 replies · 2,582+ views
    EVIDENCE FROM INVESTIGATION OF 1992 RUBY RIDGE MATTER ONLY SUFFICIENT TO CHARGE ONE OFFICIAL WITH CRIMINAL CONDUCT Disciplinary Penalties Being Weighed for Others WASHINGTON, D.C. -- After an exhaustive investigation involving hundreds of interviews and the review of hundreds of thousands of pages of documents, the Justice Department announced today that the available evidence does not support further criminal prosecutions of FBI officials arising from the August 1992 incidents, at Ruby Ridge, Idaho, and their aftermath. In October 1996, E. Michael Kahoe, Chief of the FBI's Violent Crimes and Major Offenders Section, was charged with, and later pleaded guilty to,...
  • CA: E-mail slip-up is a curious twist in state budget standoff (Gub's office says Ooops!)

    08/04/2007 9:42:25 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 24 replies · 508+ views
    LA Times ^ | 8/4/07 | Evan Halper
    SACRAMENTO Whoops. An attempt by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's staff to show grass-roots GOP support for his call for a quick passage of the state budget backfired this week when an administration e-mail chain was inadvertently shared with the media. The e-mails revealed that a statement backing the governor released under the name of a Republican Party committee member was, for the most part, drafted not by the committee member but by the governor's office. Some things the statement said about the Republican lawmakers who have been blocking the budget's passage for more than a month were not so nice....
  • Senate standoff may doom border funding

    07/25/2007 8:06:47 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies · 684+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/25/07 | Andrew Taylor - ap
    WASHINGTON - A standoff in the Senate on Wednesday seemed to doom $3 billion in widely backed funds aimed at gaining control over the porous U.S.-Mexico border. It started with an end-run by Republicans to pass some of the most popular elements of President Bush's failed immigration bill, including a plan to increase security along the southern border. Democrats liked the money but objected to such GOP proposals as allowing law enforcement officers to question people about their immigration status and cracking down on those who overstay their visas. The move put political pressure on Senate Democrats. They killed Sen....
  • More than 50 militants killed in assault on Pakistani mosque(using women & children as shields)

    07/10/2007 8:20:25 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 21 replies · 863+ views
    Kyodo News ^ | 07/10/07
    More than 50 militants killed in assault on Pakistani mosque ISLAMABAD, July 10 KYODO Pakistani security forces stormed Tuesday the compound of a mosque in the Pakistani capital where militant Islamists had barricaded themselves inside, killing more than 50, apparently including the rebel cleric who led the standoff, and wounding about 50 more. Defense Ministry Spokesman Maj. Gen. Wahid Arshad told a press conference that the army operation had been progressing slowly because militants were still holed up inside the basement and were using women and children as human shields. Local radio and television reports said rebel cleric Abdul Rashid...
  • Palestinian leaders try to end Lebanon standoff

    05/28/2007 1:05:54 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 260+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 5/28/07 | Tom Perry
    BEIRUT (Reuters) - Palestinian leaders tried on Monday to negotiate an end to a bloody standoff between the Lebanese army and Islamist militants who have been holed up in a refugee camp for more than a week. Lebanese Prime Minister Fouad Siniora said his country would not waver over its demand that the militants surrender and face justice. But the Fatah al-Islam group said it would not hand over its fighters. Worried violence could spill over to other Palestinian camps, the government is giving Palestinian factions time to try and strike a deal with Fatah al-Islam, which has been battling...
  • As trial goes on, he hunkers down

    01/18/2007 4:08:42 PM PST · by Past Your Eyes · 1 replies · 359+ views
    The Union Leader ^ | January 18, 2007 | Scott Brooks
    The government's case against a Plainfield couple who refused to pay income taxes for more than a decade has drawn the ire of tax protesters and militia members from around the country, including some who have pledged to defend the couple with firearms if necessary. Ed Brown has invited sympathizers, both armed and unarmed, to join him in an ongoing protest at his home in Plainfield. Brown has been holed up in the house for five days and says he has no plans to leave while his trial continues without him.
  • Iran open to "new conditions" over nuclear standoff

    09/14/2006 10:23:17 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 310+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 9/14/06 | Mark Heinrich and Karin Strohecker
    VIENNA (Reuters) - President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Thursday Iran was open to "new conditions" to resolve its nuclear dispute with Western powers and believed talks could produce agreement. "We are in favor of dialogue and negotiation and we believe that we can resolve the problems in a context of dialogue and of justice together," Ahmadinejad told a news conference during a visit to the Senegalese capital Dakar. "I am announcing that we are available, we are ready for new conditions," he said without elaborating, before leaving to fly to a summit of Non-Alignment Movement countries in Cuba. The United...
  • Mexico's Federal District Governor Warns Conflict with National Government "Near" (Translation)

    08/15/2006 11:19:21 AM PDT · by StJacques · 35 replies · 1,138+ views ^ | August 15, 2006 | El Universal Redaction ( translated by self )
    Encinas warns that an institutional political crisis is near He indicates that the GDF1 will not permit elements of the Federal Preventive Police to go out from their assigned perimiters. The Head of Government of the Federal District, Alejandro Encinas, warned that [the country] is on the brink of passing from a post-electoral conflict to an institutional political crisis. "I believe that there are three objectives in the situation which our country is living through. I believe that we are passing from a post-electoral conflict to an institutional political crisis. Whoever does not want to see it as such,...
  • Behind Story: Tense Diplomatic Exchanges Between N. Korea And China (mutual dissing contest)

    08/09/2006 7:56:09 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 29 replies · 880+ views
    Yonhap News ^ | 08/08/06 | Chung Juho
    /begin my translation Behind Story: Tense Diplomatic Exchanges Between N. Korea And China (After Security Council Resolution) N. Korean Ambassador waited out for 2 hours at China's Foreign Ministry...China's Vice Premier waited out for 6 hours in Pyongyang(Hong Kong = Yonhap News) Chung Juho Correspondent: N. Korean government vehemently protested at China, conveying their outrage, after UN Security Council passed a resolution against N. Korea in July 15, according to reports. Zheng-ming, a monthly news magazine in Hong Kong, reported on Aug. 8 in its latest edition, tense diplomatic moments between N. Korea and China, right after the resolution against...
  • Iran Threatens To Use 'Oil Weapon' In Nuclear Standoff (8-7-2006)

    08/06/2006 4:17:54 PM PDT · by blam · 58 replies · 1,176+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 8-7-2006 | Simon Tisdall
    Iran threatens to use 'oil weapon' in nuclear standoff Energy crisis would leave people 'shivering in cold' UN deadline looms for Tehran to accept deal Simon Tisdall in Tehran Monday August 7, 2006 The Guardian (UK) Iran warned Britain and the US yesterday that the international community could face a new oil crisis if the United Nations security council imposes sanctions on Tehran over its alleged attempt to acquire a nuclear weapons-making capability. Speaking in Tehran, Ali Larijani, the country's chief nuclear negotiator and head of the supreme national security council, said Iran would be reluctant to cut its...
  • 495 armed Standoff ends with no loss of life

    04/16/2006 8:35:17 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 3 replies · 361+ views
    Hopkington News ^ | April 16, 2006
    April 15, 2006 Hopkinton Police were asked to assist State Police this afternoon on Route 495 South in Southboro to apprehend a subject who allegedly had a weapon. According to State Police, at about 4:50 pm State Trooper Phil Dowd stopped a Chevrolet in Westboro for speeding and following too closely on 495 South. The subject, the male driver of the Chevrolet, Pedro J. Rivera, age 21, 238 A 37th Street South, Brigantine New Jersey, pulled into the breakdown lane and walked away from the vehicle. The subject failed to comply with verbal commands and Trooper Dowd observed a...
  • SWAT Standoff In Escondido After Man Opens Fire On Police (San Diego)

    03/06/2006 4:34:25 PM PST · by xcamel · 6 replies · 314+ views
    KFMB news ^ | now | KFMB
    A man fired shots at police in Escondido Monday, creating a SWAT standoff that forced evacuations and the lockdown of a nearby school. The suspect holed up at an apartment complex in the 500 block of Midway near East Valley Parkway, according to reports. Approximately 200 to 300 people have been evacuated, according to a police spokesman. Watch News 8 at 4, 5 and 6:30 p.m. for further updates on this developing story.