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Why the Standoff at the Bundy Ranch is a Very Big Deal

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By Michael Krieger

Why the Standoff at the Bundy Ranch is a Very Big Deal

 

If you haven’t been following the unfolding drama at the Bundy Ranch about 80 miles northeast of Las Vegas you need to start now. The escalating confrontation between irate local residents and federal agents of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has the potential to take a very dangerous turn for the worse at any moment, as hundreds of militia members from states across the country are expected to descend upon the area and make a stand with 67-year-old Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy.

Before I get into any sort of analysis about what this means within the bigger picture of American politics and society, we need a little background on the situation. The saga itself has been ongoing for two decades and the issue at hand is whether or not Mr. Bundy can graze his 900 head of cattle on a particular section of public lands in Clark County. Cliven Bundy has been ordered to stop on environmental grounds to protect the desert tortoise, but he has stood his ground time and time again. As a result, the feds have now entered the area and are impounding his cattle. According to CNN, Between Saturday and Wednesday, contracted wranglers impounded a total of 352 cattle. The Bundy family, as well as a variety of local residents have already had confrontations with the BLM agents. Tasers have been used and some minor injuries reported. Most significantly, militia members from across the country have already descended upon the area and it seems possible that hundreds may ultimately make it down there.

To me, the argument of who is right and who is wrong in this situation is the least interesting part of the story. I have noted time and time again that the feds are becoming increasingly out of control and belligerent to American citizens. We know the stories (think Aaron Swartz) and we know the overall trend trend. However, the reason the Bundy Ranch confrontation is so interesting, is that for whatever reason this particular incident seems to be striking a chord of dissent. It is often times the most random, unforeseen and innocuous things that spark social/political movements. This standoff has it all.

From CBS News:

LAS VEGAS (CBS Las Vegas/AP) — Militia groups are rallying behind a rancher whose cattle are being seized by the federal government.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that two militia members from Montana and one from Utah have arrived at Cliven Bundy’s ranch.

“We need to be the barrier between the oppressed and the tyrants,” Ryan Payne of the West Mountain Rangers told the Review-Journal. “Expect to see a band of soldiers.”

Payne said that militias from New Hampshire, Texas and Florida are likely to join and stand with Bundy and stay at his ranch.

“They all tell me they are in the process of mobilizing as we speak,” Payne told the Review-Journal, adding that hundreds of militia members are expected.

Lawmakers are adding their voices into the fray, criticizing the federal cattle roundup fought by Cliven Bundy who claims longstanding grazing rights on remote public rangeland about 80 miles northeast of Las Vegas.

Sen. Dean Heller of Nevada said he told new U.S. Bureau of Land Management chief Neil Kornze in Washington, D.C., that law-abiding Nevadans shouldn’t be penalized by an “overreaching” agency.

Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval pointed earlier to what he called “an atmosphere of intimidation,” resulting from the roundup and said he believed constitutional rights were being trampled.

The fact that a U.S. Senator and the Governor are publicly coming out agains the feds is in my opinion a very big deal and may signal the beginning of a true fracturing in the social fabric. Something that I have been expecting for many years.

Heller said he heard from local officials, residents and the Nevada Cattlemen’s Association and remained “extremely concerned about the size of this closure and disruptions with access to roads, water and electrical infrastructure.”

The federal government has shut down a scenic but windswept area about half the size of the state of Delaware to round up about 900 cattle it says are trespassing.

Sandoval said he was most offended that armed federal officials have tried to corral people protesting the roundup into a fenced-in “First Amendment area” south of the resort city of Mesquite.

The site “tramples upon Nevadans’ fundamental rights under the U.S. Constitution” and should be dismantled, Sandoval said.

People being rounded up like cattle in these bullshit “First Amendment areas” is completely unacceptable.

BLM spokeswoman Kirsten Cannon and Park Service spokeswoman Christie Vanover have told reporters during daily conference calls that free-speech areas were established so agents could ensure the safety of contractors, protesters, the rancher and his supporters.

Meanwhile, federal officials say 277 cows have been collected. Cannon said state veterinarian and brand identification officials will determine what becomes of the impounded cattle.

The kindling for social upheaval has been growing in America for quite some time. Disrespectful and ignorant statements from billionaire oligarchs like Sam Zell only make it worse. The question in my mind has always been what will the catalyst be to spark the brushfire? Will it be the Bundy Ranch? We’ll have to wait and see.

Personally, I hope cooler heads prevail and there is no violence, because once you head down the road of violent confrontation between the people and the feds you are opening up a can of worms that will not easily be bottled up again. In such a situation, everybody loses. However, my long-term fear is that unless the government and its puppet masters on Wall Street and elsewhere in big business change course, social upheaval will prove inevitable, whether the Bundy Ranch sparks it, or some other incident down the road. These are troubled times and they are likely going to get worse before they get better.

This picture basically says it all:

Bundy-ranch

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Harry Reid pushed feds to change ruling for casino’s big-money foreigners

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Harry Reid pushed feds to change ruling for casino’s big-money foreigners

 

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The odds are always in one’s favor if Harry Reid is the one stacking the cards.

At issue here is the EB-5 program which grants visas to foreigners if they provide $500,000 or more in financing for specific projects in the US, which will “create jobs.” One of these projects it seems is on the Vegas strip. As such Senator Reid has taken special interest in it.

A group of Asian investors who have donated heavily to Democratic candidates apparently leaned on the Senate Leader for expedited approval of their visa applications. If the visas weren’t approved in time, there would be no financing from the Asian investors. JP Morgan which is providing part of the financing for the project would also pull out.

Phone calls were made. Officials were threatened. Harry Reid, the investors, and JP Morgan got their way.

(From The Washington Times)
 
The move to overturn what is normally a non-appealable visa decision came despite concerns about “suspicious financial activity” involving some of the visa applicants from Asia, and it ultimately benefited several companies whose executives have donated heavily in recent years to Democrats, the documents show. It also ensnared Mr. Obama’s current nominee to be the No. 2 Homeland Security official, Alejandro “Ali” Mayorkas, whose appointment is to be reviewed by the Senate on Wednesday.
 
The intervention from Mr. Reid’s staff was so intense at one point a year ago that a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) official reported that it prompted a phone shouting match, turning a normally bureaucratic review process inside the Homeland Security Department into a politically charged drama that worried career officials.

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Unmarked Military Base Discovered in Las Vegas

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Unmarked Military Base Discovered in Las Vegas

 

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LAS VEGAS, NV – A stockpile of military vehicles were recently discovered occupying a secluded commercial property on the outskirts of Las Vegas at the address of 5750 Sky Pointe Dr.

It doesn’t seem as if the Humvees and other military-grade vehicles are for sale, even though they are stationed at a former car dealership that has been stripped of its business logo and signs.

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Vegas Underground City of Homeless while thousands of houses empty

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Lies of the Banks/Politicians/Media – Las Vegas Proves it! Vegas Underground City of Homeless while thousands of houses empty

 

The amount of lies that come out of banks, politicians and the media is enormous!

Las Vegas is a perfect example that proves the lies.

Why?

Here is an article from May, saying how Vegas has bounced back and how the property prices have risen and there is lots of building going on.

Portions From article:

Home prices in Las Vegas and Phoenix, two of the hardest-hit cities when the housing market collapsed, are outpacing improvement in overall U.S. prices by a significant margin.
In Las Vegas, prices have soared as the supply of available houses lags behind demand.

Dennis Smith, president of Las Vegas-based Home Builders Research, said in his Las Vegas Housing Market Letter that the median price of April new home closings climbed 19.2% to $238,820. Home sales totaled 2,279 during the first four months of the year, an 86% increase that Smith called “an unbelievable change.”

What is wrong with that News Media article and how is it a lie?
Portions:

Utility data showed nearly 64,000 vacant homes in Las Vegas at the end of last September, only 8,000 of which are on the market. Meanwhile, new home sales are up 87% and new building permits are up 52% this year.

“It has been a nightmare,” says the 37-year-old U.S. Air Force officer. “There are plenty of empty houses, but they’re just not for sale.”

Among the nation’s 30 largest metro areas, Las Vegas had the highest share of loans that were 90 days or more past due but not yet referred to foreclosure as of April, according to the most recent data from Lender Processing Services.

So, the above proves how they are all lying about a “recovery”.  They are hiding the truth of it all and lying about it!
Now….. besides the lies and what we know are illegal foreclosures by MERS banks.  Let’s look at where those people are from the 64000 foreclosed on vacant homes.
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What is completely disgusting to me.. is the banks illegally foreclosed on these people and they are letting the 64000 + houses sit empty and the people live in tunnels underground in Vegas.

How has society gotten so far down?  How is it the banks are so callous, not to even rent the house for a dollar a day or something as that…and instead allow the houses to deteriorate and the people homeless?

Phen, from GLP forum contacted me and let me know they (GLPVC – Raw Feed)  will be going to Las Vegas and doing shows about the homeless in the tunnels.

The Raw Feed’s team of investigative journalists, who host a net radio show, is taken there show on the road and will be going to Nevada onMonday Aug 19 thru Aug 22 2013 to report LIVE on the underground cities and the homeless who live beneath, and in the rain tunnels.

They will be doing two things.  Shining the light on the people’s situation more and trying to raise money for them.

I remember how Las Vegas flooded last year and I wondered about the homeless there.  Imagine how they lost everything last year during the floods.

We the People need to have more compassion for those who have not been able to stand up for themselves and to try and help, however we can.

I love that GLP is going to try and help the people and try and shine the light on those who live underground.   I hope they video it and put a documentary together about it, including going by some of the deserted subdivisions filled with thousands of empty illegally foreclosed on homes that are bank owned.  That will show the lies of the banks and media, along with Harry Reid saying how “great” Vegas’s housing market is now.
Here are some pictures of houses in Vegas - The Truth of Vegas!

 

 

When we bring truth out together and bring others up, we not just help them but we help ourselves and our world.   When we begin to truthfully face what is happening to others we can add light to the situation and try and make our world better.

Check Out the New Gun that Allows Cops to Shoot and Capture Your DNA

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Source: http://worldtruth.tv

 CHECK OUT THE NEW GUN THAT ALLOWS COPS TO SHOOT AND CAPTURE YOUR DNA

Selecta DNA’s high velocity DNA tagging system in action, available in both pistol and rifle formats. (Photo: Selectamark Security Systems)

A new tool that would allow law enforcement to prevent criminals from running away or disappearing into a crowd before arrest was highlighted last week at The SHOT Show in Las Vegas.

The High Velocity DNA Tagging system by the U.K.-based security company Selectamark was introduced with police officers in a riot situation in mind. Coming in both pistol and rifle form, the tool would allow police to remain 30 to 40 meters from the target and tag them with a SelectaDNA High Velocity pellet that contains a unique DNA code to ensure the correct person is apprehended later.

Coming in both pistol and rifle form, the tool would allow police to remain 30 to 40 meters from the target and tag them with a SelectaDNA High Velocity pellet that contains a unique DNA code to ensure the correct person is apprehended later.

DNA pellets used by law enforcement officers to tag individuals with a unique Selecta DNA code from a distance. (Photo: Selectamark Security Systems)

 

“On contact with the target the uniquely-coded SelectaDNA solution leaves a synthetic DNA trace mark that will enable the relevant authorities to confirm or eliminate that person from their involvement in a particular situation and could ultimately lead to arrest and prosecution,” Selectamark Managing Director Andrew Knights said in a statement.

Here’s a look gun at the SHOT show:

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Well let us see how this plays out once on the street and the first wrongful imprisonment case goes to court?  A peaceful crowd of people and one or more people start a situation and a few innocent bystanders get “tagged” and wrongly arrested, hmm.  And what, if any, health hazards based on the explanation in the video?

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Ron Paul Will Win Nevada, and the GOP Wants to Stop Him

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By Allan Stevo

Ron Paul Will Win Nevada, and the GOP Wants to Stop Him - DaisyDeadhead

In a shockingly brazen power trip, the national GOP has sent a threatening letter to Nevada Republicans demanding that they show support for former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney at their state convention this weekend.

The Nevada Republican Convention is the highest legislative body of the state’s Republican Party and the desultory letter seeks to challenge that autonomy. In the letter, Republican National Committee Chief Counsel John R. Phillipe, Jr., introduces a new way of thinking that entitles former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney to, in essence, veto the election of delegates that he is unhappy with. The text of the letter can be read here.

The letter, dated May 2, was addressed to newly-elected Nevada GOP Chairman Michael McDonald and ended on a paternalistic tone in which it threatened to strip all of Nevada’s delegates: “I believe it is highly likely that any committee with jurisdiction over the matter would find improper any change to the election, selection, allocation, or binding of delegates thus jeopardizing the seating of Nevada’s entire delegation to the National Convention.”

This letter points to a possible bias against Texas Congressman Ron Paul among the national Republican leadership and comes on the heels of strong Paul finishes over the last two weeks in Louisiana, Minnesota, Alaska, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts.

Las Vegas-based journalist John Ralston commented.

“Clearly the RNC fears that mischief at the Sparks convention this weekend could result in Ron Paul delegates taking Mitt Romney slots and then not abiding by GOP rules to vote for the presumptive nominee in the first ballot in Tampa. So they are trying to force McDonald to ensure the actual Romney delegates fill 20 of the 28 national convention slots, thus removing any question of who they will vote for.”

Republican voters aren’t moved. An unnamed Republican voter commented Thursday: “The beautiful thing about our party is that it’s decentralized. The county parties can do what they want and the state parties can do what they want. This guy’s dreaming if he thinks he has a prayer influencing any decent Republican. Ron Paul’s not my first choice, but if some DC lawyer thinks I’m [going to] side with him over a decent guy like Paul, he doesn’t know Republicans very well … Mind your own business, D.C.”

Such pressure tricks are unlikely to work in a state like Nevada where Ron Paul supporters were rebuffed at the state convention four years ago after winning congressional district votes for Nevada delegates. GOP officials went so far as to turn off the lights in a windowless room as a method of adjourning the state convention. Instead of going home and sulking, Paul supporters fought back. Four years later, the GOP old guard is still feeling the blowback from 2008 as Ron Paul supporters have succeeded in influencing the party at almost all levels of government and removing the old guard from party positions statewide.

The Nevada Republican Convention is scheduled May 4-5 in Sparks, Nevada.

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Americans Agree with Ron Paul on Military Spending

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By Jack Hunter

Americans Agree with Ron Paul on Military Spending

Reports the Houston Chronicle:

Thirty-six percent of Americans think this country is spending too much money on the military and national security, according to a new survey from Rasmussen Reports. In comparison, only 27 percent think the country doesn’t spend enough on the military, and another 27 percent think the country is spending the right amount on the military

When asked if the U.S. should always spend at least three times as much on defense than any other nation to ensure its safety, 47 percent answered no.

Doesn’t it sound kind of familiar?

Doesn’t it kind of sound like Ron Paul?

When confronted by Anderson Cooper in the CNN debate in Las Vegas about his proposed cut of 15 percent to the Defense Department without hurting national security, Paul said:

“I don’t want to cut any defense. And you have to get it straight: there’s a lot of money spent in our military budget that doesn’t do any good for our defense.”

“To cut military spending is a wise thing to do,” Paul continued. “We would be safer if we weren’t in so many places. We have an empire, we can’t afford it. Empires always bring great nations down…”

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Ron Paul’s Indomitable Supporters

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Ron Paul’s Indomitable Supporters

Many have seen the exciting news that came out of Nevada last week via the Las Vegas Review-Journal:

Supporters of GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul on Saturday effectively took control of the Clark County Republican Party by winning election to 14 executive board positions, or two-thirds of the ruling body.

The election came during the county GOP convention where Paul delegates dominated, winning as many as half of the 1,382 delegates nominated to the state convention May 2-4 in Sparks.

Paul supporters chanted “Paul, Paul, Paul” as the new executive board took the stage.

“This is the grass roots taking a stand to change the direction of the party from the county level,” said Carl Bunce, Nevada chairman of Paul’s campaign and a delegate. “This is bigger than just Ron Paul. This is about liberty and openness and fairness and changing the party.”

Many have also seen the controversy in Colorado at the Denver Country GOP convention where shouting broke out between Paul supporters and GOP officials. I’ve heard from multiple sources that what is being portrayed by some in the media as Paul supporters simply being rowdy, was in fact Paul supporters following the established rules heading into the convention and then those rules being changed by those in charge as things proceeded.

For Ron Paul supporters this is nothing new and we can expect the establishment to keep pushing back every chance they get.

And they can expect us to keep pushing forward.

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Ron Paul Delegates SWEEP The Clark County Convention!

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Submitted by bobspirit

Las Vegas, Nevada. Ron Paul Delegates SWEEP The Clark County Convention!

 

Chairman Gibbs brought the meeting to order by asking for any Santorum supporters to please raise their hands. A handful of people raised their hands. Then he asked for Gingrich. He got 2 handfuls. When he asked for Romney, his people clustered near the front of the main room raised their hands with a great cheer.

When he asked for Ron Paul what looked like about 2/3rds of the crowd of over 2,600 delegates leaped to their feet as one and unleashed a thunderous ovation that lasted for 30 seconds. It was absolutely electrifying.

Things settled down and we got down to business. We were allowed to self nominate ourselves as delegates to the state convention. Clark County which is BY FAR the most populated county in the state is allowed 1900 delegates. As only a little over 1,200 volunteered, all who signed up were confirmed as delegates. I do not have any exact numbers, but I can tell you we are likely to have an even larger majority at state than we did here. And this was DECISIVE.

We heard from local candidates running for office. Senators Dean Heller and Joe Heck both spoke and were received with something less than whole hearted support, and deservedly so for their unconstitutional votes for NDAA and the patriot act.

But the best part was filling the 14 seats on the Clark County Republican Party Executive Board. These are the people who set local policy. Each of the candidates was given only 30 seconds to speak.

Are you ready for this?

ALL 14 SEATS WERE WON BY RON PAUL DELEGATES! A total sweep!

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