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Cowboys steal their cattle BACK
in tense showdown over Nevada´s last
rancher: Protesters break federal
blockade as militias threaten to
join fight and pregnant woman claims
she was assaulted by agents

Daily Mail (UK), by Dan Miller & Meghan Keneally

Original Article

Posted By:JoniTx, 4/11/2014 10:29:52 AM

The son of the Nevada rancher locked in an increasingly tense land dispute with the federal government, says their cowboys managed to break a blockade and retrieve around 30 head of cattle. Federal agents swooped on Tuesday after Cliven Bundy, dubbed the last remaining rancher in southern Nevada, refused to remove his herd of 900 cows from land he claims has been in his family since 1870. The heavily-armed federal agents, equipped with eight helicopters and backed-up by snipers, surrounded the Bundy ranch after the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) attained a federal court order to confiscate the family´s herd. But

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: terrywhite, 4/11/2014 10:32:26 AM     (No. 9806898)

Is this going to turn out to be the second "shot heard round the world?"

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Reply 2 - Posted by: StormCnter, 4/11/2014 10:33:24 AM     (No. 9806899)

This is a really bad situation and the Bundy family ought to stop encouraging it. Of course the cattle belong to the Bundys, but the land does not.

The BLM is enforcing a court order. The courts have never upheld Bundy´s claim and he hasn´t paid his lease for twenty years.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 4/11/2014 10:35:19 AM     (No. 9806903)

From another story on this situation earlier this week:

Bundy´s son, Dave Bundy, 37, was taken into custody Sunday as he watched the roundup from State Route 170. He was released Monday with bruises on his face and a citation accusing him of refusing to disperse and resisting arrest. A court date has not been set. His mother, Carol Bundy, alleged that her son was roughed up by BLM police

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Reply 4 - Posted by: right-turn, 4/11/2014 10:37:16 AM     (No. 9806906)

Hate to say it. We need gun control immediately! Get all guns out of the hands of bureaucrats. Why the hell do we have to have an army of potential killers to enforce the what they claim is law. Where is the court case? Have they even been tried in court>?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Coy860, 4/11/2014 10:39:50 AM     (No. 9806908)

Details are sketchy..as I understand it. This family PURCHASED the grazing rights for their cattle in the 1890s.
In the 1990s the Feds started collecting grazing "fees"..then the tortoise was discovered, so grazing had to stop because of this? And the FEDS confiscated his cattle.
I don´t know the legal details of this, but I am uncomfortable with this show of manpower and weaponry by FEDS.
If only they were standing at the Mexican border!
Maybe Bundy should declare his cows are illegals, then they can eat where they want !

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Toledo, 4/11/2014 10:56:36 AM     (No. 9806924)

Turtle? Environmental wackoes behind the power grab and they love Obama

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Calico Al, 4/11/2014 10:56:57 AM     (No. 9806925)

Is this the manpower and weaponry that is needed on our borders?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: eiobx, 4/11/2014 10:58:29 AM     (No. 9806929)

I watched Greta V. interview the rancher and his son. One of the men said that the government introduced the tortoise species to the land. I believe it.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: mickturn, 4/11/2014 11:01:31 AM     (No. 9806933)

What would the feds do if thousands of patriots showed up armed to the teeth and arrested them for their thuggery?



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Reply 10 - Posted by: chicodon, 4/11/2014 11:03:09 AM     (No. 9806935)

This is the biggest story out there right now.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: ScarletPimpernel, 4/11/2014 11:04:06 AM     (No. 9806937)

While I agree with #2 that at the land does not belong to the Bundy´s, I believe that in the future the BLM and other Federal agencies will not confine themselves to federal land. There is nothing to stop these agencies from trying to take control of private land in the same manner.

But the Federal Government should never have taken control of this land in the first place. In defense of Bundy, he explained that the "rare tortoise" the government is trying to protect isn´t threatened by cattle grazing. This is precisely why private lands will be targeted as well. Remember the Sackett case in Idaho?

Mr. Bundy undoubtedly knows more about "land management" than federal bureaucrats with an agenda. IMO, this case is, therefore, a test case and just the beginning. Mark my words.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Trust No One, 4/11/2014 11:10:46 AM     (No. 9806954)

There are articles out in webosphere that indicate the Feds want the land to develop solar power ´farms´.

Of course, this would benefit o´s political backers I´m sure.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Safari Man, 4/11/2014 11:11:11 AM     (No. 9806956)

We have a federal government that has earned our disrespect. I will admit to being ignorant of most of the facts on this, but my inclination is to side with the ranchers against the government, if for no other reason than they are the government, and in this day and age, that almost certainly means a politically motivated abuse of power. If I were a bettin´ man, I´d bet that Harry Reid is behind this escalation.


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Reply 14 - Posted by: birddog, 4/11/2014 11:13:56 AM     (No. 9806959)

Under the Clinton Reign he nationalized huge swaths of the West and Alaska..as environmental, natural resource protection and "World Heritage" sites. Abrogating existing contract and historical usage agreements. He did this not based upon actual facts on the ground or even local issues but to garner votes from blocks of primarily urban "environmental" voters. This particular area had it´s "Grazing Fees" exponentially increased in order to fund a $1Million per year Tortoise research station that doesn´t even primarily house "Natural" tortoises but rather ones that had been pets and donated to the station. More than half of which are diseased and cannot ever be released. The Ranchers issues have to do with the "Special" Fees and limitations imposed that exceed the long standing contracts.He has 600 cows on 600,000 acres....and cows don´t kill tortoises. In fact there is a much greater probability of some of the 200 vehicles the feds moved in crushing the poor things, either directly or by terrorized cows being herded with helicopters stepping on them.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Persecutor2, 4/11/2014 11:14:31 AM     (No. 9806960)

Re #4 The "case" has been all thru the courts for 20 years. Bundy has lost. He has gone "Posse Comitatus" even as BLM has gone Gestapo. The tortoise is a gov´t red herring thrown in as an afterthought, like the Mt Carmel drug charges

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Reply 16 - Posted by: The Architect, 4/11/2014 11:16:01 AM     (No. 9806964)

I watched this last night. The goons who showed up had backhoes. They were going to shoot the cattle and bury them. Bundy´s son was tazered by one of these goons 3 times. All he was saying to them was you can confiscate the cattle but the warrant doesn´t give you the right to kill them. It was also mentioned that the tourtose was introduced to the land when the land they were originally on was developed. This is a government made crisis. The Bundy´s have a lease for the grazing rites.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: clw54, 4/11/2014 11:16:42 AM     (No. 9806965)

There´s a real reason behind this. Mr. Bundy is probably a Romney supporter.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Topic Thunder, 4/11/2014 11:19:50 AM     (No. 9806975)

The whole ugly incident reminds me of the Nazi death camps what with the uniforms, weapons, dogs and intimidation. It´s just a small jump from cattle cars for cattle to cattle cars for people.

This country may be turning into a powder keg just waiting for a spark.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: treecat, 4/11/2014 11:34:30 AM     (No. 9806994)


some facts or ´Background Information´ may be found, with reference sources included:

http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/62362




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Reply 20 - Posted by: curious1, 4/11/2014 11:48:02 AM     (No. 9807012)

#19, thanks. There´s definitely a fire generating all this smoke. And I read elsewhere that Nevada requires property owners to fence their land if they don´t want cattle and other animals wandering onto it. Did the feddies fence in the disputed land?

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Reply 21 - Posted by: ida Lou Pino, 4/11/2014 11:55:54 AM     (No. 9807023)

The Bundys should just declare themselves to be African-Americans - - just as that blond, blue-eyed idiot in Massachusetts declared herself to be Native-American.

And that will bring this to a swift end.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Moabitess, 4/11/2014 11:56:41 AM     (No. 9807024)

I agree with #10. This situation could quickly escalate to another Ruby Ridge scenario and subsequently ignite a revolution.
This could be how the shot heard round the world happens in this case or others that are happening. If the Feds fire on innocent peaceful people trying to take back their stolen cattle and act like the mercenaries they are, this could turn into 1776 very quickly.



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Reply 23 - Posted by: Elvira, 4/11/2014 11:57:19 AM     (No. 9807025)

I´ll read 19´s post to see if there´s anything further to learn. But, I saw Mr. Bundy´s sister say that they dug up the watering system for the cattle. Could be another issue like in CA where they´re stealing the water from the farmers. Also that militia from across the country are heading out there.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: wd40, 4/11/2014 12:21:27 PM     (No. 9807048)

I hope these folks are careful.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: johnwayne, 4/11/2014 12:28:04 PM     (No. 9807053)

I wonder how many of these BLM guys are ex-military? Just asking.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: TXknitter, 4/11/2014 12:38:16 PM     (No. 9807066)

I have said little on this because our family have close relationships with horse ranchers with huge spreads in Montana and Wyoming. From first hearing of this story, I knew knew in my bones the media (FOX too) was not telling the whole story. Finally, last night Dana Loesch began to educate the lazy media on some of the history of what´s going on in Nevada. Read #19 - the Canada Free Press lays it all out. The Bundys are not the bad guys.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Susannah, 4/11/2014 12:43:38 PM     (No. 9807074)

Why do I get the feeling that some people here are slavering with delight at the prospect of bloodshed?

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Reply 28 - Posted by: StormCnter, 4/11/2014 12:44:14 PM     (No. 9807076)

The Canada Free Press is "laying out" a non-related court case. In that case, the rancher, Mr. Hage, owned his land. In this case, Mr. Bundy only owned grazing rights and those only as long as he paid the lease fees. He hasn´t paid lease fees in 20 years. Government leases are a super sweet deal for ranchers and cattle raisers. But, it´s always just a lease.

Bundy is not a victim.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: simple simon, 4/11/2014 12:58:59 PM     (No. 9807097)

Unbelievable that those here support the unconstitutional and violent acts of our Federal government.

The land does not belong to the feds, no matter how much they lay claim to it. It is called the Enclave clause and reads:

"To exercise exclusive Legislation in all Cases whatsoever, over such District (not exceeding ten Miles square) as may, by Cession of Particular States, and the Acceptance of Congress, become the Seat of the Government of the United States, and to exercise like Authority over all Places purchased by the Consent of the Legislature of the State in which the Same shall be, for the Erection of Forts, Magazines, Arsenals, dock-Yards, and other needful Buildings;--"

NOTHING in this clause gives the Feds rights to property in order to preserve habitats for a turtle, snake, snail or owl.

James Madison says in Federalist Paper 45:

“The powers delegated by the proposed Constitution to the federal government are few and defined… The [federal powers] will be exercised principally on external objects, as war, peace, negotiation, and foreign commerce… the powers reserved to the several States will extend to all the objects which, in the ordinary course of affairs, concern the lives, liberties, and properties of the people, and the internal order, improvement, and prosperity of the State.”

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Reply 30 - Posted by: RedLegLeader68, 4/11/2014 1:02:59 PM     (No. 9807107)

The "Bureau of Land Management" has tactical squads as shown on TV?

Seriously? Why? To protect what? Do we not have capable law enforcement agencies for this? Seems every Fed agency now has its own militarized, tactical force to control the population. Just segmented based on where you live. In the case of the West, it must be the BLM.

And if some of the "agents" are former military, have they forgotten their oath??
OMG!


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Reply 31 - Posted by: MDMuskrat, 4/11/2014 1:09:22 PM     (No. 9807118)

To whom does the land belong? FTA: "Cliven Bundy has been battling the BLM since 1993...after 600,000 acres of public land were RECLASSIFIED as federal property." [Emphasis added] Others would argue, "the cattle belong to the Bundys, but the land does not."

I suspect that most Americans would be upset if the federal government stepped in and "reclassified" their property...for the most specious of reasons (cf Kelo vs City of New London, CT)
Let´s abandon one cliche ("First they came for...) for another: Whatcha gonna do when THEY* come for you?

*THEY = BLM. IRS, EPA, DOJ, etc.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: MissMolly, 4/11/2014 1:17:26 PM     (No. 9807128)

#29, the land belongs to the feds. It does not belong to the state of Nevada and certainly not to Mr. Bundy. The feds can do pretty much whatever they want to do with federal land. In 1993, the BLM changed the grazing rules for the Gold Butte area. That change did not relieve any lessee from observing the new rules, although Mr. Bundy embraces the argument.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: Evocatus, 4/11/2014 1:17:47 PM     (No. 9807129)

Perhaps it´s time for a Turtle Hunt, so there is no excuse for the federal incursion. Of course, the Feds would have to find an endangered bug or something to keep up their pretenses.


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Reply 34 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 4/11/2014 1:29:41 PM     (No. 9807145)

I hope cooler heads such as #2 and #27 prevail because we can´t be getting all fired up just because people ( our paid servants) with uniforms and badges and guns and tasers and dogs and helicopters and heavy machinery step in to settle a dispute over property rights.

We should just tell Bundy to go lay down by his dish!

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Reply 35 - Posted by: god of irony, 4/11/2014 1:31:57 PM     (No. 9807148)

#27 I would agree with if you are talking about BLM and democrat leaders.

The Bundy supporters should plant of these turtles in the BLM camp and get a court order to vacate the area.

Also local towns people should refuse to support the BLM.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: Minuteman, 4/11/2014 1:44:50 PM     (No. 9807162)

The tea in Boston Harbor didn´t belong to the Sons of Liberty either.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: Achilles, 4/11/2014 1:53:40 PM     (No. 9807175)

Sadly, there is no shortage of guys, even ex-military, who would gladly turn their guns on their fellow citizens on behalf of the Feds as long as they are getting a paycheck and a pension. You cannot rely on "oath keepers" to stop our country´s march to socialist totalitarian bliss.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: lana720, 4/11/2014 1:54:34 PM     (No. 9807179)

If states´ rights were sovereign, why were these lands federalized in the nineties? That´s right, when the UN and Clintons were convinced they needed to control us.

These are thug tactics by a mad, out of control fed bureaucracy. Follow the money!

Where is Harry Reid, the thug-in-chief of Nevada and the Senate? Does he stand to profit?

I am proud of those who got some of the cattle back to the Bundy family. Pushback is the word of the day; otherwise, welcome to 1939 Germany and Poland. There is no room for wussies. NONE!

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Reply 39 - Posted by: coldoc, 4/11/2014 2:01:47 PM     (No. 9807196)

The NFS wiped out 150 years of cattle ranching here in central arizona over a bird someone claims to have seen in the creek bottom. They also wont allow debris removal from the creek which caused about 20 families to be flooded out. These people (blm, nfs, nps) are out of control- except for that exercised over them by the environazis.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: P51DMustang, 4/11/2014 2:26:40 PM     (No. 9807213)

One issue that is being lost here is that the Fed can´t own land, period.

The Land belongs to the people, and 1800 contracts still apply here.

There is also a read on Ms. Lucianne, written by the Canada Free Press that provides a historical precedent for this issue. The BLM have been overruled in most cases. However the rancher is out of business before the final ruling.

So, the case is not a slam dunk for the BLM.

The Federal Justices have ruled that the BLM needs to go back to DC and let the courts handled the issue. The BLM has also been found to overreach their power and intimidate ranchers before a final ruling.



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Reply 41 - Posted by: msjena, 4/11/2014 3:21:08 PM     (No. 9807264)

I know it doesn´t fit the desired narrative, but Bundy lost in court. If the rule of law still matters, he needs to remove his cattle.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: kafir091101, 4/11/2014 3:28:17 PM     (No. 9807271)

Looking at BLM vs Bundy:

Just because several federal courts have found for the government and against Bundy, it doesn´t mean that Bundy is in the wrong.

Just because the gubermint says it´s so, doesn´t mean it´s so!

How many here can spell:

Dred Scott, Sedition Act/1918, Japanese Internment Act, Roe v Wade, NFIB v. Sebelius and Justice Roberts.

Regardless of how this turns out, the biggest looser in BLM vs Bundy is the federal government.

Again it is generating lots of animosity for no purpose what so ever except to prove it has the biggest sticks in any disagreement or fight!

Is there any question why the federal government wants to outlaw private ownership of M15 rifles and have the NSA aware of our every move?

We are headed for a very dark place in America if we don´t prevail in the coming elections!

Kafir

PS: There´s a tree in downtown Boston that´s asking when will it be watered again!

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Reply 43 - Posted by: kafir091101, 4/11/2014 3:33:32 PM     (No. 9807278)

#41:

And the rule of law was what in 1776 Colonial America?

Crickets.

And more Crickets.

Kafir

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Reply 44 - Posted by: Moabitess, 4/11/2014 3:44:34 PM     (No. 9807290)

Obama is using this event to incite an incident whereby he can declare Martial Law.

The Posse Comitatus Act, which was created 200 years ago to make sure the military was never used against the citizens. But, for all practical purposes, this law has now been completely negated through Executive Orders issued by Presidents Clinton, Bush and Obama.

It is clear that the bureaucrats in Washington, Republican and Democrat alike - are carefully maneuvering for an eventual silent coup... one that would never make headlines but would result in the transfer of power from the American people to a secret group of wealthy oligarchs who already have everything they wanted... except total power.

#9 is right. It is time for civilian militias to rally behind Mr. Buddy before our freedom is extinguished!

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Reply 45 - Posted by: msjena, 4/11/2014 3:59:51 PM     (No. 9807298)

If someone thinks a court decision is wrong, the proper procedure is to appeal it, not to arm yourself and hunker down, refusing to comply. I do think this is being handled badly by the Feds. 900 cattle are a lot to deal with. Surely, they could think of some other method of getting Bundy to comply rather than trying to round up 900 cows at gunpoint.


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Reply 46 - Posted by: judy, 4/11/2014 4:08:14 PM     (No. 9807307)

The feds want a turtle happy, heck with the ranchers. Sad, very sad. Do turtles eat grass?

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Reply 47 - Posted by: kafir091101, 4/11/2014 5:35:57 PM     (No. 9807407)

#45

It seem to me that the Colonists used up all recourse within their court system prior to standing up like men and saying:

´Take your Stinking Laws and Overbearing Control and STUFF-IT´ to old King George instead continuing to bow and kneel like subjects.

Until Mr Bundy´s case is heard in the Supreme Court, he still has recourse but the BLM is confiscating his cattle regardless.

You seem to think that we live in a land of ´Law and Order´.

Your wrong!

We live in a land of Soft Tyranny and Soft Despotism as defined by Alexis de Tocqueville in 1835.

This is not a case of violating a court order. It´s a case of a Citizen against a power hungry government.

You do comprehend the difference between a Citizen and a Subject, don´t you?

If you´re having trouble with that, call Mr Bundy and he can help you understand.

The trouble with Mr Bundy is he probably remembers too much of what he was taught in grade school 58 years ago and it appears that his Junior/Senior High School teachers hadn´t ´progressed´ far enough to brow-beat it out of him.

Kafir

PS: Can any poster here spell ´Jack Booted Thugs´?

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Reply 48 - Posted by: KTWO, 4/11/2014 6:18:57 PM     (No. 9807456)

People are going to die there. Maybe people named Bundy or some protesters. It won´t include the well trained and armed professionals from government.

They will gladly to do it and feel proud of it.

The facts are unpleasant; the ranchers have no case. The law, whether perverted or not, favors BLM. The only question is whether the Bundy are totally destroyed in the process.

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Reply 49 - Posted by: Pluperfect, 4/11/2014 7:26:36 PM     (No. 9807503)

"Can any poster here spell ´Jack Booted Thugs´? "

Can any poster here articulate "misguided, uninformed and dangerous hysteria"?

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Reply 50 - Posted by: kafir091101, 4/12/2014 2:03:02 PM     (No. 9808312)

#49:

If you, and the rest of ´The Clutch´, were in the majority in the mid to late 1700s, the East Coast today would be speaking German and the West Coast would be speaking Japanese because England would never have been challenged by the Colonists and the future of Man Kind would have been drastically different than what it has been.

Without America, as America became during the 20th century, England and the rest of those European Perverts would have thrashed away at each other for control of central and western North America and Germany and Japan would have seized the moment to do what they did best.

Additionally, if you, and the rest of ´The Clutch´, prevail today, Man Kind will slide into that Dark Dank Hell Hole of Despotic Statism that most of us have been posting against!

I look forward to the 2014/2016 elections but if ´we´ pick another Milk Toast Wuss like Dole/McCain/Romney, we are done!

Kafir

PS: Some combination of Palin and Cruz will sit well with the majority of Lucianne posters and produce such a voter turnout that the Statists won´t know what hit them!

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Bowe Bergdahl retains Yale military
law expert as his attorney
Los Angeles Times, by Molly Hennessy-Fiske    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/16/2014 2:11:38 PM     Post Reply
McAllen, TX -Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, freed after years of captivity in Afghanistan and returned to active duty this week, has retained an attorney — a military law expert from Yale. Eugene Fidell, who teaches military justice at Yale Law School, told the Los Angeles Times that he has been representing Bergdahl for about a week and is working pro bono. Fidell said he has received a variety of reactions to his decision to work with Bergdahl. "There are people who harbor ill will toward my client," Fidell said, but at the same time he has received emails "wishing my client

Pentagon Loses Many Cars
Belonging to American Soldiers
Mediaite, by Tina Nguyen    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/16/2014 2:06:53 PM     Post Reply
Car theft is a major problem in America, but most people would agree that it’s hard to lose a car. As an investigation by the Daily Beast has learned, however, the Pentagon has somehow lost multiple cars belonging to American servicemen and women. Here’s how it happens: The Pentagon often reassigns their soldiers to different stations throughout the world, and helps their families defray the financial costs of moving — including the cost of shipping their cars. For decades, the Pentagon contracted this service out to American Auto Logistics (AAL), but replaced them this summer with a company called International

A Quick Stroll Down Memory Lane with
Obama. Seven Lies in Two Minutes.
American Thinker, by James Longstreet    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/16/2014 1:44:35 PM     Post Reply
A quick and reflective stroll down memory lane. The slick orating, teleprompter reading, public misleading new face in politics in full bloom in this video from the archives. I will make our government open and transparent…..that our business is the people’s business. I will make it impossible for lobbyists or Congressmen to slip pork barrel projects into law when no one is looking. Law making will not be done in secret but open to public viewing. No more secrecy. Meetings between lobbyists and government agencies will be placed on line for viewing. The public will have the opportunity to read, on

Texas Pipeline Creates Illegal
Immigrant Super-Highway
Breitbart Texas, by Bob Price    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/16/2014 1:26:41 PM     Post Reply
(Video) FALFURRIAS, Texas—A natural gas pipeline being constructed in the western portions of Brooks County is rapidly becoming a super-highway for illegal immigrants struggling to sneak around the U.S. Border Patrol checkpoint located in the county. Workers report regularly seeing illegals making their way along the pathway of the pipeline. Brooks County Sheriff’s Deputy Daniel Walden brought Breitbart Texas to the construction area during a ride-along. He said the pipleline has already become a massive flow point for the illegal immigrants who struggle to find their way north to an area where they can be picked up. Pipeline construction workers

Want to Meet President Obama in
L.A.? DNC Holds Sweepstakes While
Auction Plans Are Scrapped
Variety, by Ted Johnson    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/16/2014 12:08:37 PM     Post Reply
The Democratic National Committee is holding a contest to win a trip to meet President Obama during his fundraising swing through Los Angeles on July 23, when he will attend a fundraiser at the home of “Scandal” creator Shonda Rhimes. An e-mail announcing the sweepstakes went out on Tuesday afternoon, with the entrants eligible also for airfare and hotel accommodations and a trip to a reception, the details of which were unspecified. Earlier in the day, the website Charitybuzz.com removed an auction from its site in which a winner could bid in an auction to win two tickets to the

What Obama Missed on the Border
Wall Street Journal, by Rick Perry    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/16/2014 11:44:30 AM     Post Reply
In 2012, I alerted the federal government to the growing problem of unaccompanied minors making the treacherous journey across Mexico to reach the United States. At that point the minors could annually be numbered in the hundreds or thousands. In recent months, tens of thousands of children have come across the border and are now housed in federal facilities across the U.S., the result of failed federal policies and Washington´s indifference to securing the border. I visited one of these facilities in June and saw these children, frightened and alone, who left their homes and families, survived a harrowing trip, and

Hillary Clinton says Jon Stewart
´spoiled´ her big announcement
on ´The Daily Show´
Yahoo! News, by Dylan Stableford    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/16/2014 11:38:08 AM     Post Reply
To the dismay of Jon Stewart, Hillary Clinton did not make her big announcement on "The Daily Show" on Tuesday. The comedian and talk show host opened his interview with the former secretary of state and possible presidential candidate by praising her memoir, "Hard Choices," before pivoting to the question Clinton is asked everywhere she goes. "It´s an incredibly complex and well-reasoned and eyewitness view," Stewart said of the book. "I think I speak for everybody when I say no one cares. They just want to know if you´re running for president. Are you?" "I was going to make an

GOP, Dems Fight Over Legality
of Suing Obama
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/16/2014 11:24:20 AM     Post Reply
Constitutional lawyers backing a planned House Republican lawsuit against President Barack Obama told a congressional committee Wednesday that the action is justified because Obama has exceeded his powers in carrying out his health care law. Attorneys allied with Democrats in opposing the suit said it´s the GOP that´s going too far by trying to resolve a political dispute by giving the question to the courts to decide. The lawyers appeared Wednesday before the House Rules Committee, which is considering legislation authorizing the House to file the lawsuit. House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, has said he wants to take the legal

Obama Official Won’t Testify to Congress
New York Times, by Michael D. Shear    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/16/2014 9:27:38 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — The White House said Tuesday night that it would refuse to allow its director of political strategy to testify Wednesday before a Republican-led House committee investigating whether the administration had illegally conducted political activity in the West Wing. In a letter to Representative Darrell Issa, the chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, the president’s top lawyer said that as a member of the executive branch the political director, David Simas, had immunity from being compelled to testify before Congress. Mr. Issa’s committee subpoenaed Mr. Simas last week, contending that the White House should not



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Daily Mail [UK], by Reuters & AP Reporter    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 7/15/2014 3:59:57 AM     Post Reply
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Posted By: StormCnter- 7/16/2014 5:02:13 AM     Post Reply
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Posted By: Desert Fox- 7/16/2014 8:43:14 AM     Post Reply
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New York Post, by Geoff Earle    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/15/2014 5:04:05 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — It was an enduring image of his presidency: a chastened Bill Clinton walking his dog while wife Hillary keeps her distance as the family leaves town at the height of the Monica Lewinsky scandal — but it was all part of a contrived public-repentance campaign, according to a new book. With Bill on the skids and his wife’s future prospects on the line, it was necessary for the pubic to see the president being punished, said Weekly Standard online editor Daniel Halper in his new book, “Clinton, Inc.: The Audacious Rebuilding of a Political Machine.” “They understood that


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