Evidence of FBI Corruption


John R. Houk

© June 30, 2017

 

Here is a reprise of Oregon Malheur National Wildlife Refuge standoff instigated by the unjust re-sentencing of Dwight and Steven Hammond after they had already served time for a conviction that should never have happened. A bunch of ranchers from all over the Western U.S. came as a protest militia against the unjust actions of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). There were a few leaders of this rancher militia but the few headlines that made into the MSM placed Ammon Bundy and his brother Ryan as the faces of BLM resistance. Ammon and Ryan were fresh off a successful standoff with their father Cliven Bundy in Nevada.

 

Here’s a rehash of the Hammonds’ BLM difficulties:

 

According to an October 7, 2015 press release from the Obama Department of Justice, Dwight Lincoln Hammond, Jr., 73, and his son, Steven Dwight Hammond, 46, both residents of Diamond, Oregon in Harney County, were sentenced to five years in prison by Chief U.S. District Judge Ann Aiken for arsons they committed on federal lands.

The men were charged nearly a decade after the first fire and five years after the second.

 

Oregon Live reports on the fires:

 

The Hammonds’ run-ins with the government began in 1999, when Steven Hammond started a fire that escaped onto U.S. Bureau of Land Management territory. The intent of the fire was to burn off juniper and sagebrush that hindered the growth of grass for their cattle.

BLM employees reminded Steven Hammond that although his family leased public land for grazing, he couldn’t burn it without a permit. But in September 2001, the Hammonds started another fire. This one ran off their property on Steens Mountain, consumed 139 acres of public land and took the acreage out of production for two growing seasons, according to court papers.

Then in August 2006, lightning sparked several fires near the spot where the Hammonds grew their winter feed. Steven Hammond set a back-burn to thwart the advancing flames, and it burned across about an acre of public land, according to federal court records.

 

 

First, both men were sentenced in 2012 by now-retired U.S. District Judge Michael Hogan, following the trial. Steven received one year and a day in prison for setting fires in 2001 and 2006. Dwight got 3 months for his 2001 involvement. Hogan did not believe the men had malicious intent to be labeled as terrorists under the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996, even though he sentenced them to jail for the time he did.

 

 

Both men served their sentences and were released. Now, the feds have appealed those sentences and want the mandatory minimum five-year sentence imposed on the men, and so they appealed to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, who agreed with the feds that the judge ruled illegally. However, now they are wanting to label the Hammonds as terrorists under the 1996 law in order to put them back in jail.

 

READ ENTIRETY (Bigger Than Bundy Ranch: Militia put on Level 2 Alert to Defend Oregon Ranchers against Tyrannical Feds Who Label Them Terrorists; By TIM BROWN; Freedom Outpost; 11/24/17)

 

NOW, after this rehash and couple it with the Obama Leftist corrupt regime which pushed much of the BLM land grabbing and rancher persecution; there are HUGE indications that the FBI has become so inculcated with Obama’s Leftist swamp, that they are severely a part of the problem to devastate the property rights of Ranchers.

 

Can you say, Communist redistribution in favor of State management?

 

FBI agent W. Joseph Astarita Court Sketch 6/28/17 Photo: Deborah Marble at KGW.com

 

At least one FBI Agent (so far) is under criminal prosecution for intimidation and manipulating evidence. Below is the story.

 

JRH 6/30/17

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SHERIFF BACKS CLAIMS OF FBI-LAWBREAKING IN OREGON STANDOFF

Documentary-makers release more evidence that raises questions

 

By BOB UNRUH

June 29, 2017

WND

 

The Hammond family

 

In a stunning development a year after the standoff at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon, where two-dozen armed supporters gathered to protest the courts’ extension of sentences for two ranchers, a sheriff has backed claims of FBI misbehavior.

 

The declaration came from Deschutes County Sheriff Shane Nelson just as FBI agent W. Joseph Astarita was pleading not guilty to three counts of making false statements and two counts of obstruction of justice in federal court in Portland, Oregon.

 

The FBI agent was accused of firing at the protesters, then picking up shell casings to conceal that fact and lying to investigators.

 

The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Oregon said Astarita falsely stated he had not fired his weapon during the attempted arrest of protester LaVoy Finicum, who was shot dead by another officer during the incident, “when he knew he had in fact fired his weapon.”

 

“Astarita also knowingly engaged in misleading conduct toward Oregon State Police officers by failing to disclose that he had fired two rounds during the attempted arrest,” the statement said.

 

Nelson said, as the Washington Times reported, that the actions by “multiple members of the FBI Hostage Rescue Team” had “damaged the integrity of the entire law enforcement profession, which makes me both disappointed and angry.”

 

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Nelson said he told Justice Department and FBI officials, including now-acting Director Andrew McCabe, over a year ago about “possible criminal conduct” by some involved FBI Hostage Rescue Team agents.

 

And while the case against Astarita is in court, new evidence also is arising from the makers of an acclaimed documentary about the incident.

 

WND reported earlier on the armed standoff that has been variously described by opponents as “militia terrorism” and by defenders as rebellion against government tyranny.

 

The 41-day standoff ended in mass arrests after law enforcement fatally shot one of the occupiers.

 

The documentary is “American Standoff,” and while it aired previously on DirecTV, it can now be viewed in its entirety at this website. Among the people interviewed in the documentary is best-selling author and WND Vice President David Kupelian.

 

The “American Standoff” story starts with Dwight and Steven Hammond, Oregon ranchers who were controversially convicted and sentenced for setting a controlled land-management fire on their property that went out of control onto federal land. But after they served their sentences and were released, a judge – at a federal prosecutor’s insistence – ordered them back into court, where they were sentenced to further time in prison under an anti-terrorism law, even though there was no evidence presented that the ranchers had planned or engaged in terrorism in any way.

 

Sympathetic ranchers and others – encouraged by the federal government’s stand-down from a previous armed confrontation in Nevada two years earlier on the land of rancher Cliven Bundy – protested the new injustice and ended up staging an armed occupation of the refuge.

 

They succeeded in keeping federal officers at bay until they were finally taken into custody when police staged a highly dangerous highway stop of vehicles carrying the protesters and shot two men.

 

Ryan Bundy, one of Cliven Bundy’s sons, was injured, while LaVoy Finicum was killed.

 

Eventually, seven of the others who were arrested were acquitted of federal charges related to the standoff. The feds even dismissed charges against a self-described independent broadcaster, Peter Santilli, who documented the occupation near Burns, Oregon, but was accused by prosecutors of being part of the protest group.

 

However, one of the FBI agents was charged with serious infractions of the law for the final confrontation. So far, Astarita is the only FBI agent to be indicted.

 

In addition to the feature-length “American Standoff” documentary, director Josh Turnbow and his film-making crew have now produced a series of “Aftermath” short video segments that have been posted online.

 

In the first, Jeanette Finicum, the widow of LaVoy Finicum, explains how the government, after killing her husband, also canceled the lease she needed to continue her family’s ranching operation.

 

She said she has lawyers fighting to restore the lease.

 

And she said a wrongful death case is inevitable against the government after a certain legal time period passes.

 

She insists her husband had his hands in the air and was surrendering but “was murdered.”

 

“He was mowed down in cold blood.”

 

Then, the video explains, the federal agents were “caught on camera, picking up casings before the forensic team arrived at the site of the shooting.”

 

Also, the video shows, Finicum’s gun, which he reportedly had been reaching for, wasn’t found for eight hours after the shooting.

 

“How many people tended to his body without finding it?” the video asks.

 

See the footage of the first segment:

 

VIDEO: American Standoff: Aftermath Episode 1

 

Posted by Audience Network

Published on Jun 8, 2017

 

American Standoff: Aftermath is a new short form series that delves deeper into the personal lives of the characters and key issues surrounding the 2016 Malheur Standoff.

Episode 1: Finicum

After the death of Lavoy Finicum, the BLM cancelled the Finicum Ranch Grazing Permit. More than a year later, Lavoy’s widow Jeanette is still trying to get the permit reinstated.

Watch the next episode here: [Blog Editor: Original link not functional as of 6/30/17. The link after the bracket works.]  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K2TBRsf-4cM

Audience Facebook: http://bit.ly/AudienceNetworkFacebook
Audience Twitter: http://bit.ly/AudienceTwitter
Audience Instagram: http://bit.ly/AudienceInstagram

 

The rest of the videos are available online here.

 

Turnbow told WND the “Aftermath” series continues the stories of people affected by the standoff.

In addition to conducting in-depth interviews with nearly everyone involved on all sides of the conflict, Turnbow said he tapped WND’s managing editor, David Kupelian, to offer a journalist’s perspective and analysis.

 

“I think Josh Turnbow did a terrific job in ‘American Standoff,’” said Kupelian, “not just in fairly and sensitively presenting all sides of a complex and troubling situation, but in telling a riveting, deeply thought-provoking true story about today’s America.”

 

Kupelian said the documentary “captures the classic modus operandi of an oppressive government: Perpetrate injustice, provoking widespread public outrage, which always includes a small number of people who seriously overreact and, however well-meaning, do something illegal or irresponsible – and then portray them as the real problem, or in this case as ‘criminals’ and ‘terrorists.’”

 

He said the main provocation in the story was “convicting two Oregon cattle ranchers, a father and son team whose controlled burn on their own property had gotten out of control and migrated onto federal land, with arson under an anti-terrorism statute that mandates a minimum five-year prison sentence.”

 

“Even the presiding judge said such a severe and unjust sentence would ‘shock the conscience.’ Well, it did shock the conscience of a lot of other ranchers – and the Malheur standoff was the result,” he said.

 

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Turnbow said he would like to find out what really happened and consider what the outcome should have been, especially with regard to the still-imprisoned ranchers serving a five-year “terrorism” sentence.

 

“We should be talking about it,” Turnbow says.

 

The larger issue at hand – federal control over land in the American West – continues to loom large.

 

The federal government is the largest landowner in the Rocky Mountain and Western states, owning contiguous parcels of millions of acres.

 

Conflicts between ranchers, who in some instances have owned and worked their land for generations, and a federal government seemingly always hungry for more, are common.

 

President Trump’s recent executive order to review the possibility of shrinking the boundaries of federal monuments could help defuse the longstanding tensions between America’s ranchers and the government.

 

See the trailer for “American Standoff”:

[Blog Editor: I am not sure if this is the same trailer WNDTV uses but it is about the same length on Youtube.]

 

VIDEO: American Standoff Trailer

 

Posted by Audience Network

Published on Apr 25, 2017

 

A story as tragic and incredible as the West itself, AUDIENCE Network presents the AT&T original documentary American Standoff which tells the story of the armed takeover of Oregon’s Malheur Wildlife Refuge and its violent conclusion. Don’t miss the premiere on 5/4 at 8PM!

 

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Evidence of FBI Corruption

John R. Houk

© June 30, 2017

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Ranchers Protest Land Grabbing, Santilli Reports Then Arrested


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John R. Houk

© September 10, 2016

 

I have some background perspective leading up to the good news that journalist Pete Santilli had all charges against him dismissed in relation to the Oregon Malheur Wildlife Reserve Standoff between ranchers and State/Federal authorities.

 

Toward the end of 2015 and the first couple months of 2016 the news media was all astir about some angry ranchers, self-termed a militia, protesting government land-grabbing around the Burns Oregon area. More specifically these angry ranchers occupied Oregon Malheur Wildlife Reserve which is public land that was nationalized by the Federal government.

 

What sparked a number of ranchers from many Western States to occupy a federal refuge in Oregon? A Burns area ranching family – the Hammonds – was dealing with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) who desired to purchase a swath of the Hammond family’s. After the Hammonds refused to sell the BLM and FWS utilized regulations and rules that have the force of law (even if not specifically legislated by Congress) to oppress/persecute the Hammonds to sell or for the Federal government to simply downright steal the land by force of law:

 

 

HISTORY: (aa) The Harney Basin (where the Hammond ranch is established) was settled in the 1870’s. The valley was settled by multiple ranchers and was known to have run over 300,000 head of cattle. These ranchers developed a state of the art irrigated system to water the meadows, and it soon became a favorite stopping place for migrating birds on their annual trek north.

 

 

(a) In 1964 the Hammonds’ purchased their ranch in the Harney Basin. The purchase included approximately 6000 acres of private property, 4 grazing rights on public land, a small ranch house and 3 water rights. The ranch is around 53 miles South of Burns, Oregon.

 

(a1) By the 1970’s nearly all the ranches adjacent to the Blitzen Valley were purchased by the US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and added to the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. The refuge covers over 187,000 acres, stretches over 45 miles long and 37 miles wide. The expansion of the refuge grew and surrounds to the Hammond’s ranch. Approached many times by the FWS, the Hammonds refused to sell. Other ranchers also choose not to sell.

 

(a2) During the 1970’s the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), in conjunction with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), took a different approach to get the ranchers to sell. Ranchers were told: “grazing was detrimental to wildlife and must be reduced”; 32 out of 53 permits were revoked and many ranchers were forced to leave. Grazing fees were raised significantly for those who were allowed to remain. Refuge personnel took over the irrigation system claiming it as their own.

 

(a3) By 1980 a conflict was well on its way over water allocations on the adjacent privately owned Silvies Plain. The FWS wanted to acquire the ranch lands on the Silvies Plain to add to their already vast holdings. Refuge personnel intentionally diverted the water bypassing the vast meadow lands, directing the water into the rising Malheur Lakes. Within a few short years the surface area of the lakes doubled. Thirty-one ranches on the Silvies plains were flooded. Homes, corrals, barns and graze-land were washed away and destroyed. The ranchers who once fought to keep the FWS from taking their land, now broke and destroyed, begged the FWS to acquire their useless ranches. In 1989 the waters began to recede; now the once thriving privately owned Silvies plains are a proud part of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge claimed by the FWS.

 

(a4) By the 1990’s the Hammonds were one of the very few ranchers who still owned private property adjacent to the refuge. Susie Hammond in an effort to make sense of what was going on began compiling facts about the refuge. In a hidden public record she found a study done by the FWS in 1975. The study showed the “no use” policies of the FWS on the refuge were causing the wildlife to leave the refuge and move to private property. The study showed the private property adjacent to the Malheur Wildlife Refuge produced four times more ducks and geese than the refuge.  The study also showed the migrating birds were 13 times more likely to land on private property than on the refuge. When Susie brought this to the attention of the FWS and refuge personnel, her and her family became the subjects of a long train of abuses and corruptions.

 

(b) In the early 1990’s the Hammonds filed on a livestock water source and obtained a deed for the water right from the State of Oregon. When the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) found out the Hammonds obtained new water rights near the Malhuer Wildlife Refuge, they were agitated and became belligerent and vindictive toward the Hammonds. The US Fish and Wildlife Service challenged the Hammonds right to the water in an Oregon State Circuit Court. The court found the Hammonds legally obtained rights to the water in accordance to State law and therefore the use of the water belongs to the Hammonds.*

 

(c) In August 1994 the BLM & FWS illegally began building a fence around the Hammonds water source. Owning the water rights, and knowing that their cattle relied on that water source daily, the Hammonds tried to stop the building of the fence. The BLM & FWS called the Harney County Sheriff department and had Dwight Hammond (Father) arrested and charged with “disturbing and interfering with” federal officials or federal contractors (two counts, each a felony).  Dwight spent one night in the Deschutes County Jail in Bend, and a second night behind bars in Portland. He was then hauled before a federal magistrate and released without bail. A hearing on the charges was postponed and the federal judge never set another date.

 

(d) The FWS also began restricting access to upper pieces of the Hammond’s private property. In order to get to the upper part of the Hammond’s ranch they had to go on a road that went through the Malhuer Wildlife Refuge. The FWS began barricading the road and threatening the Hammonds if they drove through it. The Hammonds removed the barricades and gates and continued to use their right of access. The road was proven later to be owned by the County of Harney. This further enraged the BLM & FWS.

 

(e) Shortly after the road & water disputes, the BLM & FWS arbitrarily revoked the Hammond’s upper grazing permit without any given cause, court proceeding or court ruling. As a traditional “fence out state” Oregon requires no obligation on the part of an owner to keep his or her livestock within a fence or to maintain control over the movement of the livestock. The Hammonds still intended to use their private property for grazing. However, they were informed a federal judge ruled, in a federal court, the federal government did not have to observe the Oregon fence out law. “Those laws are for the people, not for them”.

 

(f) The Hammonds were forced to either build and maintain miles of fences or be restricted from the use of their private property. Cutting their ranch in almost half, they could not afford to fence the land, so READ ENTIRETY (Full Story About What’s Going on In Oregon – “Militia” Take Over Malheur National Wildlife Refuge In Protest to Hammond Family Persecution…; By sundance; The Last Refuge – Conservative Tree House; 1/3/16)

 

The odd thing about the plight of the Hammonds is as a family they never committed to be supportive of all the ranchers that came to the Malheur Wildlife Reserve to occupy and protest the treatment of the Hammonds and the father and son incarceration twice for the same accused crime. The Oregon local ranchers and rural communities were not very supportive either. My guess is the locals did not want to rock the status quo they had become accustomed to from the BLM and FWS OR some of the Left Coast thinking had infected the locals who may have some sympathy for the Left Wing environmentalists (Eco-Marxism) who want to protect wetlands for their precious birds (Left Coast Thinking: HERE. AND Paiutes: HERE. AND Conservative Sympathetic yet Support Feds: HERE) over the property rights being abused against ranchers who have become upset enough over Federal Land Grabbing to actually arm themselves to go down swinging against the power of Big Brother.

 

Even without Oregon local support, I tended to have a lot of sympathy for their protest. I will never be a fan of a coercive government pressuring American citizens pertaining to their rights to property. In the case of Western rural landowners – ranching, farming or a combination – The federal government’s job should be limited to protecting constitutional Rights rather than usurping land by coercion or pressure via bureaucratic regulations. The vast amount of land under Federal control is an intrusion of States’ Rights (Tenth Amendment).

 

The Ammon Bundy protest was undoubtedly doomed to failure. The Left Stream Media and politicians made little effort to report on the reasons these ranchers embarked on a doomed protest. The lack of balanced coverage painted a picture of extremists doing Right Wing nut job antics. Worse these ranchers were prepared to the weapons the 2nd Amendment guarantees every American to own for self-protection and to rise up against a tyrannical government. After all, it was British tyranny that caused thirteen British Colonies to rebel. One of the British injustices was storming onto private citizens’ property and seize food and guns. HENCE the Second Amendment. The Founding Fathers had a mistrust of a government that might devolve into tyranny.

 

In the case of Ammon Bundy’s rancher militia, if shooting began, there was zero possibility the militia could match the fire power of well-resourced State and Federal police force. HENCE the death of LaVoy Finicum – witnesses claim murder and the FBI claims justified shooting because Finicum was armed. By the way, armed with what to die in a hail of bullets?

 

Shortly after the arrest of Ammon and Ryan Bundy the militia protest ended. As far as the Left Wing Media goes, that was the end of the story. Yet anyone considered in a leadership mode were all arrested. Those prosecutions are still ongoing. I haven’t noticed any media coverage. To read coverage on the trials you have to go alternative news sources of the Left and Right to see how Big Brother is persecuting these rancher protesters. Much of the Left that is following the trials are full of condemnation ready to pitch the perceived lawbreakers to the lions of the coliseum. The sympathetic Right are typically anti-Big Brother types such as Oath Keepers and III Percenters (Explanation: SHORTLONG). There are Establishment Conservatives that also have an unsympathetic view of the rancher militia in Oregon because they believe the Constitution does not support the Bundy/Militia view.

 

Then there are sympathetic types that faithfully covered the Bundy/Militia rancher standoff in blogs, radio and live streaming podcasts. The most prolific of these was Pete Santilli whose sympathies were rewarded by being present with an inside view reporting on the Malheur Wildlife Reserve Standoff. The problem for Santilli was that the Federal authorities did not appreciate him giving the public a favorable perspective of the ranchers’ complaints.

 

Santilli was arrested for his efforts. Prosecutors decided to throw the book at Santilli to the degree if convicted, he could have spent as long as thirty years in prison. For what? Allowing the public an inside view.

 

The good news for Santilli is that his lawyers managed to get the Judge to get the evidence the Prosecutors desired to use tossed. This led to the announcement that ALL CHARCHES against Pete Santilli were dismissed without prejudice. Below is The Washington Standard’s coverage of Pete Santilli’s victory over the Prosecution by Big Brother.

 

(I have some background links that I am providing after the WS story)

 

JRH 9/10/16 (Hat Tip Hannah Brown at Facebook Guardian Eagles 9/8/16)

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FEDS DROPS ALL CHARGES AGAINST PETE SANTILLI IN OREGON MALHEUR CASE

 

By Tim Brown 

September 7, 2016

The Washington Standard    

 

For one, I’m very happy to discover the news that the charges against alternative media reporter Pete Santilli in the Oregon Malheur Wildlife Reserve case have been dropped.

 

KOIN reports:

 

In a filing on Tuesday, US Attorney Billy J. Williams said prosecutors decided not to pursue charges against Santilli because of “this Court’s pretrial evidentiary rulings excluding evidence against” him.

 

The charges were dismissed without prejudice, which means it is as though the action had never been filed.

 

“It’s been our position since the beginning that Pete had innocent intentions here,” Santilli’s lawyer Tom Coan told KOIN 6 News. “He never encouraged anyone to go out and stay at the refuge.”

 

The Las Vegas Review and Journal adds:

 

The dismissal came at the request of federal prosecutors in Portland who acknowledged in court papers that they no longer had enough evidence to pursue their case against conservative radio talk show host Pete Santilli. Prosecutors cited rulings that barred them from presenting some of their evidence.

 

“Based upon this Court’s pretrial evidentiary rulings excluding evidence against Santilli (ECF No. 1171), the government has decided that the interests of justice do not support further pursuit of these charges against Santilli,” wrote US Attorney Billy J. Williams.

 

Awww, their evidence wasn’t admitted? Poor babies. Perhaps, they should try acknowledging who is actually committing the crimes on land that, according the Constitution, belongs to the people of the State of Oregon.

 

However, this does not mean that Santilli is completely off the hook just yet. He is being transported to Nevada where he is facing trumped up charges from the 2014 Bundy Ranch siege in Bunkerville, Nevada.

 

“He looks forward to focusing 100 percent of his time defending the charges here in Nevada,” Santilli attorney Chris Rasmussen said Tuesday.

 

Ammon Bundy’s former attorney Mike Arnold added that he believes the trial on what he refers to as “thought crimes” will be a long one.

 

“We don’t have thought crimes in America. You need, typically, overt acts to accompany speech in order to make it past First Amendment muster,” Arnold said. “In this case, the government is claiming that the possession of firearms on the property was such an overt act and the protesters are presumably going to say, ‘you know, we have a right to open carry.’”

 

Frankly, the entire federal case is a lot of unconstitutional trumped up charges not only against Santilli, but everyone involved. The feds attacked Santilli’s freedom of the press and many protesters freedom of speech in Nevada and in Oregon. Furthermore, they continue to coverup their unconstitutional claims to the land in western states and through the union.

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Background Links

 

Breaking: Oregon standoff FBI shooting cover-up exposed? Citizens Journal; 3/9/16

 

OREGON STANDOFF WAS A PREDICTABLE REACTION TO OPPRESSION; News With Views; 2/10/16

 

Breaking News: The Hidden Agenda in Oregon; American Policy Center; 2/11/16

 

Widow of slain federal wildlife refuge occupier plans to sue; TimesUnion.com; 8/38/16

 

Oregon shootout rooted in Clinton uranium trade? WND; 1/29/16 12:07 PM

 

Guerilla Media Network aka http://thepetesantillishow.com/

 

Tony Newbill on BLM Land Grab Conspiracy; SlantRight 2.0; 1/24/16

 

Persecuted or Prosecuted? SlantRight 2.0; 1/5/16

 

Are we being Nudged to Accept a Collective System???? SlantRight 2.0; 12/29/15

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More on why we are where we are with Tyranny Today in America


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Tony Newbill examines the Land Grab environment that the American Left is imposing on Western ranchers, farmers, the job creating oil industry and so on. A lot of this goes to explain the reasons ranchers such as the Bundys, Hammonds, Finicums and more have begun to confront the government on Land Grab policies. Some of the underlying motives of the Left can be seen in the UN Agenda 21.

 

JRH 3/17/16

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More on why we are where we are with Tyranny Today in America

 

By Tony Newbill

3/15/2016 9:39 AM

 

More on where the ideology comes from for a Totalitarian system which is tearing down the Liberty of the USA that those like Lavoy and Ammon have acted out against. When the truth is not Transparent Confused people is the result and that is why we see Conflict happen!!!!

 

This shows you the reason for “Tyranny Today”.

 

http://tvoinews.com/government-overthrow-of-the-people/

 

For the last two weeks or so, I’ve been going back into the C-Span Archives to watch programs concerning the President’s Council on Sustainable Development (PCSD) that was created by Executive Order 12852 in 1993.  I was doing that as a part of my research on the Bureau of Land Management related to the Bundy Family, the Hammond Family, the Yantis Family and countless other ranching families that the federal government declared war on.

 

Ammon Bundy and the Malheur Occupiers called attention to the BLM’s war on ranchers and for that I, as an American citizen am grateful because the issues they exposed are just the tip of the iceberg.   They have done a great service for this nation that goes well beyond the war on ranchers.

 

The second meeting of the PCSD was held on October 18, 1993.  The meeting was hosted by the Department of Commerce.  Ron Brown was the Secretary of Commerce.   He was the first speaker at the meeting.

 

VIDEO: Ron Brown Second Meeting of PCSD

 

 

Posted by Vicky Davis

Published on Mar 7, 2016

This is a video clip of Commerce Secretary Ron Brown speaking at the second meeting of the President’s Council on Sustainable Development in 1993.

 

In four minutes, Ron Brown laid at the strategy for what was a coup d’etat on the American government and the establishment of a system to facilitate the development of a global commercial crime syndicate.  Here are the main points from Ron Brown’s … READ THE REST (Government Overthrow of the People; By Vicky Davis; TVOI News; 3/7/16)

 

 

More on where the ideology comes from for a Totalitarian system

 

Here is a long History of Healthcare reform and what that reform in the minds of our Bureaucracy looks like.  During the time Obamacare was being championed for approval Jonathan was in and out of the Whitehouse many times:

 

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Jonathan Gruber: abortion reduces welfare, crime, and black births

 

ObamaCare architect, Jonathan Gruber has been removed from the Massachusetts Health Connector Board after calling the American people stupid.

 

The MIT economist professor was involved in the construction of ObamaCare visiting the White House on several occasions and has also made several controversial statements linking abortion to eugenics, the reduction of welfare, crime, and black births.

 

A look at the White House visitor logs reveals that Gruber was a regular at the Obama White House.

 

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WHITE HOUSE LOG

 

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While apologizing for his insulting statements to the American people Gruber was also grilled on controversial eugenics like statements he made on abortion, referring to the poor as “marginal children” and calling for “positive selection.”

 

VIDEO: Rep. Massie Questions Obamacare Architect Jonathan Gruber at OGR Hearing

 

 

Posted by Rep Thomas Massie

Published on Dec 9, 2014

 

In Gruber’s 1998 paper, “Abortion legalization and child living circumstances who was the marginal child,” he concludes that the legalization of abortion saved the government fourteen billion dollars in READ THE REST (Jonathan Gruber: abortion reduces welfare, crime, and black births; By SAYNSUMTHN’S BLOG; 2/26/15)

 

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Obamacare Architect was famous for what he said: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G790p0LcgbI

 

VIDEO: GRUBER: “Lack of transparency is a huge political advantage.”

 

 

Posted by AmericanCommitment

Published on Nov 7, 2014

 

Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber bragging about deceiving the American people, who he thinks are stupid.

DATE: October 17, 2013
SOURCE: http://ldi.upenn.edu/ahec2013/agenda
Found by Rich Weinstein: http://twitter.com/PhillyRich1

 

 

Here he is back in the 1990s when Hilary and Bill were trying to get Healthcare reform done. Note what he says about lowering the cost of healthcare:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G4yqTCYh-1M

 

VIDEO: Jonathan Gruber was honest in Clinton era (VIDEO)

 

 

Posted by ReidBaerPoetry

Published on Nov 18, 2014

 

Young Jonathan Gruber was honest in Pres Bill Clinton era (VIDEO) “Health care costs will go up!”

 

What is Agenda 21? This is the catalyst for the whole mess!!!!!!!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o3qW2XJZdSA

 

VIDEO:

 

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Uploaded on Jul 4, 2011

 

Agenda 21 is a product of the 1992 Rio Earth Summit, and it is the means by which Americans may soon be saddled with lower living standards. Agenda 21 is implementing “soft law” through ICLEI, which amounts to bribes and regulations imposed by state and local governments.

By Tom Eddlem – Liberty News Network Correspondent.

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 Agenda 21 – Rural Land Executive Order signed by Obama

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_ygc6MGDnQ

 

VIDEO: Agenda 21 – Rural Land Executive Order signed by Obama

 

 

Posted by gvloanguy

Uploaded on Feb 3, 2012

 

While we were all distracted with Weiner’s weiner, President Obama signed yet another Executive Order, this one to take control of all Rural Lands across the heartland. If you live outside the city, look out the Feds are coming. To help you of course.

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Congressman Gohmert Talks Federal Land Grab & Oregon Situation

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6BIn1ugfOnQ

 

VIDEO: Gohmert Talks Federal Land Grab & Oregon Situation

Posted by GohmertTX01

Published on Jan 8, 2016

 

Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01), who is also Chairman on House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, appeared on C-SPAN, Washington Journal and talked to Peter Slen about the situation in Oregon involving federal lands. He displayed maps on the program depicting issues that private land owners may face when the government possesses such a significant percentage of land within a state.

 

The same thing talked about here over water rights is what happened to Hammonds in Burns:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LBHZ8WEmWcA

 

VIDEO: Ramona Hage Federal Judge BLM Engaged in Criminal Conspiracy 360p

 

 

Posted by Sustaining America

Published on Feb 8, 2016

 

For those wishing a greater understanding of the issues facing property owners in the West, Ramona Hage gives a succinct explanation based on her years as the daughter of one of America’s foremost ranchers. Wayne Hage purchased his family’s ranch in 1978 and the struggle with the BLM and other federal agencies, including the Forest Service, started soon thereafter (see his last interview before he passed away here: https://youtu.be/f4hKiEnQdwU ). The family has fought for their private property rights in court for over thirty years. (Posted courtesy of the National Press Club.) Further information is available at “sustainingamerica.com”

 

THIS is a Very Important Video, all states should do this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YlonX0T_fAQ

 VIDEO: Transfer of Public Lands

Posted by The County Seat

Published on Feb 28, 2014

 

March 2012, Governor Herbert signed HB148, Utah’s Transfer of Public Lands Act, which demands that the United States extinguish title to Federal Lands and turn them over to the state to manage by the end of 2014. There are a number or resources on the internet to get more background on the ACT and find out what other western states are doing at www.americanlandscouncil.org.
This week on the County Seat we ask, What is the status of Transfer of Public Lands in Utah?
A number of organizations such as, National Association of Counties, The National Republican Committee, and a number of States have passed resolutions in favor of Transfer of Public Lands.
We also had an opportunity to talk to two professors from the University of Utah about the constitutional and political issues involved in a transfer of public lands.
Tune in to ABC4Utah Sunday Morning at READ THE REST

 

Congressman Bishop Addresses Document Showing Plot for Federal Land Grab

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXKh_Y-F5A8

 

VIDEO: Bishop Addresses Document Showing Plot for Federal Land Grab

 

 

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Uploaded on Mar 10, 2010

 

Congressman Rob Bishop addresses the Administration’s secret internal document that shows planning within the Department of Interior to designate as many as 14 new national monuments in 11 different states. Over 13 million acres of land were proposed as possible national monument sites.

 

 

Feds vs. Raisins: Small Farmers Stand Up to the USDA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8S4S49TyDk

 

VIDEO: Feds vs. Raisins: Small Farmers Stand Up to the USDA

 

Posted by ReasonTV

Published on Jul 18, 2013

 

“They want us to pay for our own raisins that we grew,” says Raisin Valley Farms owner Marvin Horne. “We have to buy them back!”

This is but one absurdity that Marvin and his wife Laura have faced during their decade-long legal battle with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Every year, the Hornes plant seeds, tie vines, harvest fruit, and place grapes in paper trays to create sun-dried raisins. And every year, the federal government prevents them from bringing their full harvest to market.

It’s called an agriculture marketing order. Depression-era regulations meant to stabilize crop prices endanger the livelihoods of small farmers across the country, but the raisin marketing order is particularly egregious. An elected board of bureaucrats known as the Raisin Administrative Committee decides what the proper yield should be in any given year in order to meet a previously decided-upon price. Once they can estimate the size of the year’s harvest, they force every farmer to surrender a percentage of their crop to raisin packers like Sun-Maid. The packers then place the raisins in a “reserve pool,” a special holding vat for raisins that cannot be sold in the U.S. Eventually, the packers can sell the reserve pool raisins overseas at highly discounted prices set by the government or funnel them into school lunch programs for next to nothing.

The government allows them to sell one out of every two raisins.The farmers were always supposed to get a percentage of the money raised from the reserve pool raisins, but as profit margins dwindled over the years, so did the return to farmers. The tipping point came in 2003, when farmers received zero dollars in return for the 47 percent of the crop they had surrendered.

“You can’t work for a whole year and then give 47 percent of what you made away and still keep that business afloat,” says READ THE REST

 

And it all comes back to what happened in Burns and everywhere else in the USA where there are resources. And restricting all citizens from their access to these fruits of their labors on a Capitalist economic growth policy due to Climate Change, but at the same time allowing some to access the resources….

 

The Clintons: is the Oregon standoff really about uranium? by Jon Rappoport

https://jonrappoport.wordpress.com/2016/01/27/the-clintons-is-the-oregon-standoff-really-about-uranium/

 

(To read about Jon’s mega-collection, Power Outside The Matrixclick here.)

 

Note: This article was written before the Oregon shootout in which one man was killed and another wounded.

 

Is uranium at the heart of the Oregon Malheur federal-protestor standoff? That’s the question I’m asking. It isn’t a flippant question.

 

I realize there are many other issues swirling around this event. The Hammonds, the Bundys, militias, the feds, cattle grazing on federal lands, federal land grabs, and so on. This article isn’t meant to take apart those matters.

 

It’s meant to follow up on my previous article, in which I present a circumstantial case for the Clintons’ heavy involvement in a scheme that’s transferred 20% of US uranium production to Putin and Russia. And the key company in that piece is Uranium One. Remember the name. It’s apparently a major clue in what I’m about to discuss.

 

I also want to say, at the outset, that I don’t know how many independent news outlets and websites are covering the uranium question, or which outlet initiated this line of investigation. I’m relying on one provocative January 23 article at intellihub, by Shepard Ambellas:

 

“Clinton Foundation took massive payoffs, promised Hammond Ranch and other publicly owned lands to Russians, along with one-fifth of our uranium ore.”

 

Down in the body of that article, the author provides a link to a page at the US Bureau of Land Management (BLM), which is a federal agency under the Department of the Interior.

 

On that BLM page (“National BLM > OR/WA > Energy > Uranium Energy”), in …

 

 

What does this have to do with Hillary and Bill Clinton? I’ll reprint my previous article so you can read the details, but the short version is: there’s a case to be made that they, through Uranium One and the Clinton Foundation, facilitated the sale of Uranium One to Putin and the Russians. And if so, and if this area of Oregon is projected to be part of that uranium mining deal, then we are looking at a stunning “coincidence”: the US federal government is coming down hard on a group of protestors who are occupying, for their own reasons, a very valuable piece of territory that goes far beyond the issue of private cattle grazing on government land.

 

It comes under the heading of READ ENTIRETY (The Clintons: is the Oregon standoff really about uranium? By Jon Rappoport; Jon Rappoport’s Blog; 1/27/16)

 

This article says that Malheur County may be the BIGGEST Uranium Deposit in the USA!!!!!!!

http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-18572-a_glowing_opportunity.html

 

In Malheur County, the poorest in Oregon, there is wealth buried in the ground.

 

It’s uranium—and the county has what may be the biggest sources in the U.S.

 

For the first time in decades, someone wants to mine uranium in the state. Oregon Energy LLC, owned by an Australian company, hopes to extract at least 18 million pounds of uranium oxide from a 450-acre southeast Oregon site called the Aurora property.

 

Uranium oxide, better known as yellowcake, now trades near $52 per pound, six times its value a decade ago. Yellowcake is used to fuel nuclear reactors and can be processed into a form suitable for nuclear weapons.

 

Oregon Energy President Lachlan Reynolds tells WW the mine will provide uranium for domestic nuclear plants, noting the U.S. produces only 5 percent of the uranium it uses.

 

 

But the project, three miles from the Nevada border, worries some industry critics. Uranium mining—not practiced in Oregon since the 1960s—often left hidden poisons in the earth and groundwater. The Aurora project would be the first test of a 1991 Oregon law aimed at policing mining operations that use chemical extraction.

 

“I can’t think of a clearer example of what’s wrong with federal mining law,” says Larry Tuttle, director of the Center for Environmental Equity. “No one was talking about nuclear weapons in 1872 when the law was passed.”

 

 

Machines will scrape the earth from an open-pit mine a half-mile in length. The heavy clay soil, placed in vats, will be sprayed with a chemical mixture that probably contains sulfuric acid. The acid bonds with the uranium, which is extracted, dried and sold as yellowcake. The leftover dirt is discarded in a “tailings pile” near the site.

 

The 1991 Oregon law—pushed by Tuttle despite mining industry opposition—was intended to prevent environmental damage that such mining has created elsewhere.

 

READ ENTIRETY (A Glowing Opportunity; By COREY PEIN; Willamette Week; Updated 12/20/11)

 

http://freedomfromgovernment.org/the-secret-that-no-one-wants-you-to-know-about-the-standoff-in-oregon/#more-51

 

There’s GOLD up in them thar hills! And if we have learned anything in this world of greed and corruption we have learned to follow the money. Everyone knows that the debt notes issued by the Federal Reserve have no value; but natural resources such as gold, diamonds, and even uranium (which is more valuable than gold BTW) do have intrinsic value and are real tangible things that can be traded independently.

 

VIDEO [10 seconds or so of annoying rock tune … then]: Oregon BLM: Document Data Dump Expose It’s all about the Minerals!

 

 

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Published on Feb 6, 2016

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Bundy’s ranch just happens to be at “GOLD” Butte volcano in Nevada… The same “Gold Butte” that Harry Reid wanted to “level” out for a solar farm. Yes, let’s just level out the “gold butte” and all those minerals, and then go to Vegas… oops, er I mean … build a solar farm.

 

This Gold Butte actually has quite a wild history of government trying to take the land, including closing the only post office in the area so that packages could not be delivered which put a real damper on things for those trying to live in the area. Another interesting bit of information is that the wiki page for Gold Butte Ghost Town was recently updated to reflect “new” changes to a page for a “ghost town”. Why would it need to be updated? Check out this READ THE REST (The Secret That NO ONE Wants You To Know About The Standoff in Oregon; By Trent-004; Freedom from Government | Official Website; 1/16/16)

 

This totally ties right into the basis for what is driving the food and fiber producers like the Bundy’s and Finicum’s distrust and confrontations with the Federal Government.

 

“President Obama’s Overwhelm the System” is what this Sue and Settle Strategy looks like:

http://www.snopes.com/overwhelm-the-system/ 

 

Obama’s Agenda: Overwhelm the System

Wayne Allyn Root opined that President Obama “is purposely overwhelming the U.S. economy to create systemic failure, economic crisis and social chaos.”

 

David Mikkelson

Jun 7, 2015

 

Conservative political commentator Wayne Allyn Root opined back in 2010 that President Obama “is purposely overwhelming the U.S. economy to create systemic failure, economic crisis and social chaos.”

 

 

Snopes photo Obama

 

Claim:   Wayne Allyn Root wrote in an opinion piece that President Obama is “purposely overwhelming the U.S. economy.”

 

CORRECTLY ATTRIBUTED

 

Example: [Root, June 2010]

 

Rahm Emanuel cynically said, “You never want a crisis to go to waste.” It is now becoming clear that the crisis he was referring to is Barack Obama’s presidency.

Obama is no fool. He is not incompetent. To the contrary, he is brilliant. He knows exactly what he’s doing. He is purposely overwhelming the U.S. economy to create systemic failure, economic crisis and social chaos — thereby destroying capitalism and our country from within.

Barack Obama is my college classmate (Columbia University, class of ’83). As Glenn Beck correctly predicted from day one, Obama is following the plan of Cloward & Piven, two professors at Columbia University. They outlined a plan to socialize America by overwhelming the system with government spending and entitlement demands. Add up the clues below. Taken individually they’re alarming. Taken as a whole, it is a brilliant, Machiavellian game plan to turn the United States into a socialist/Marxist state with a permanent majority that desperately needs government for survival … and can be counted on to always vote for bigger government. Why not? They have no responsibility to pay for it.

[Rest of article here.]

 

Origins:   Wayne Allyn Root, the Libertarian Party’s 2008 vice presidential candidate, is a political commentator whose columns appear on various conservative web sites and the author of several books, including The Conscience of a Libertarian: Empowering the Citizen Revolution with God, Guns, Gambling & Tax Cuts. He penned a biweekly political opinion column published the READ THE REST

 

Sue and Settle is a chronic disease that is affecting the Liberties set forth in the US Constitution with the ESA.

 

http://www.stgeorgeutah.com/news/archive/2015/11/01/mgk-finicum-blm-dispute-bundy/

 

Arizona rancher follows in Bundy’s footsteps

Written by Mori Kessler

November 1, 2015

ST. GEORGE– Inspired by the actions of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and his stance against federal control of public lands, a rancher on the Arizona Strip has also declared the Bureau of Land Management to be an illegitimate agency and said he will no longer comply with or recognize it.

 

“I hereby cancel all my contracts with the BLM,” LaVoy Finicum, of Cane Beds, Arizona, wrote in a letter he sent to the U.S. Solicitor General following his decision to no longer acknowledge BLM or its policies. Thus far, he has chosen to discontinue paying grazing permit fees and to ignore when the BLM allows certain allotments – or pasture areas – to be used for grazing.

 

Backing beliefs with action

 

Unlike Bundy, who has had a strained relationship with the BLM and similar federal agencies for over 20 years now, Finicum’s relationship with the local BLM has been largely positive and civil.

 

“Some people think I’ve been oppressed by the BLM and hassled by the BLM and things have not been going well,” Finicum said, “but the history between me and the BLM has been very good.”

 

So what happened to change Finicum’s mind concerning the BLM and it’s [sic] oversight of public lands?

 

It was his time with the Bundys during last year’s standoff, Finicum said, adding he was one of the cowboys who rode with the Bundy family and READ THE REST

 

http://www.stgeorgeutah.com/news/archive/2015/05/02/ccj-battle-for-the-west-ranchers-unite-against-grand-canyon-watershed-national-monument/

 

Battle for the West: Ranchers unite against Grand Canyon Watershed National Monument; STGnews Videocast

Written by Cami Cox Jim

May 2, 2015

 

MOCCASIN, Arizona – Pickup trucks and horse trailers filled the parking lot and stretched down the street next to a community park in Moccasin, Arizona, Friday, as concerned ranchers and representatives from agencies like the Arizona Farm Bureau and the Arizona Game and Fish Department gathered together. Their aim? Fighting to save a way of life they say is being threatened.

 

“They’re backing the ranchers into a corner, and you’re going to see a lot of Cliven Bundys out there,” Bill Gubler, a rancher from Santa Clara, said.

Gubler currently ranches on the Arizona Strip and has cattle grazing allotments there, as do READ THE REST

 

http://www.stgeorgeutah.com/news/archive/2015/05/30/ccj-arizona-sheriff-takes-stand-against-proposed-grand-canyon-watershed-land-grab/

 

AZ sheriff takes stand against proposed Grand Canyon Watershed ‘land grab’

Written by Cami Cox Jim

May 30, 2015

 

ARIZONA STRIP – The Mohave County Sheriff’s Office in Arizona announced Thursday that Sheriff Jim McCabe has sent letters to federal officials in opposition to the proposed Grand Canyon Watershed National Monument.

 

The Grand Canyon Watershed National Monument would designate 1.7 million acres of Arizona land as a national monument, including lands on the Arizona Strip and the North Kaibab and Tusayan Ranger Districts of the Kaibab National Forest.

 

 

Below is the sheriff’s letter in its entirety:

 

I write to express my opposition to the formation of the proposed Grand Canyon Watershed National Monument by presidential executive order.

Creating a new and enormous – 1.7 million acres – National Monument amounts to a significant Federal land grab. It would add additional Federal regulation to human activity, including ranching, hunting, and recreational access.

It is just this sort of Federal overreached that has led to proposals for states to assume control of the huge areas of public land in the American West. Creation of vast new National Monuments not by Congressional open debate and action but by presidential executive order, even while lawful, would contribute further to distrust of the Federal action.

I ask for your support in opposing the proposed Grand Canyon Watershed National Monument.

 

 

Ranchers, members of the mining industry, hunters and others who reside, recreate and make a living in the affected areas say such land grabs have been detrimental in other places where they’ve occurred. They maintain that approving the designation of the Grand Canyon Watershed National Monument will impact the livelihoods of many, impede land use, and hinder the ability of ranchers and others to maintain and exercise wise stewardship over the land and continue effectively doing business.

 

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The Chamber of Commerce on Sue and Settle, this list of Sue and Settle is Extreme!!!!!

https://www.uschamber.com/sue-and-settle-archive

 

Sue and Settle Archive

What is Sue and Settle?

 

This link shows how Chronic the Sue and Settle Disease is. Action timeline – Center for Biological Diversity, this group is everywhere …

http://citizenreviewonline.org/how-big-is-sue-and-settle/

 

How Big is Sue and Settle?

Posted on November 9, 2013 1:32 pm

by Pearl Rains Hewett Comment

 

HELLO CONGRESS ANYBODY HOME?

 

September 9, 2011 – A FEDERAL JUDGE approved the landmark 757 species legal agreement between the Center for Biological Diversity and the Fish and Wildlife Service.

 

November 20, 2012 – For the first time since 1996, the number of plants and animals waiting for federal protection dropped below 200, HIGHLIGHTING THE SUCCESS OUR AGREEMENT. According to the 2012 “candidate notice of review” released today by the Service, 192 SPECIES ARE AWAITING ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT PROTECTION.

 

February 8, 2013 – The Fish and Wildlife Service released a four-year work plan detailing the years in which ALL the NOT-YET-PROTECTED SPECIES IN OUR AGREEMENT would get protective decisions or critical habitat designations.

 

THE “CENTER FOR BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY” IS BATTING NEARLY 1000 “SUE AND SETTLE” ENDANGERED SPECIES.

 

BASED ON ONE FEDERAL JUDGE that approved the landmark 757 species “SUE AND SETTLE” legal agreement between … READ THE REST

 

This procedure might be one we would want to employ as a way to challenge the Spotted Frog Listing, and there is an opinion in this link that suggests that the Obama Administration is Favoring this method of use of the ESA;

http://www.cfact.org/2014/03/25/job-creators-sue-the-federal-government-over-sue-and-settle/

 

For years environmentalists have usurped individual private property rights and thwarted economic development. Now, thanks to Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, it appears that the job creators may have finally learned something from the extreme tactics of groups, like the Wild Earth Guardians and the Center for Biological Diversity (CBD), which have been using the courts to their advantage by filing lawsuits against the federal government.

 

On Monday, March 17, on behalf of the state of Oklahoma and the Domestic Energy Producers Alliance (DEPA), Pruitt filed a lawsuit against the federal government, specifically the U.S. Department of the Interior and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS). The lawsuit alleges the “FWS engaged in ‘sue and settle’ tactics when the agency agreed to settle a lawsuit with a national environmental group over the [Endangered Species Act] listing status of several animal species, including the Lesser Prairie Chicken.”

 

… A “threatened” listing would restrict the land use in the bird’s 40-million-acre, five-state habitat: Oklahoma, Colorado, Texas, New Mexico, and Kansas. The affected area includes private, state, and federal lands—lands rich in energy resources, ranch and farm land—plus municipal infrastructure, such as water pipelines and electric transmission.

 

 

A DEPA spokesman states: “This designation could disrupt drilling and exploration on hundreds of thousands of very promising oil and gas lands in this part of the country.” The CBD has made no secret of their disdain for oil and gas extraction and has filed many successful lawsuits specifically to block development.

 

Pruitt says: “the sue-and-settle timelines force the FWS to make determinations without a thorough review of the science. This violates the original statute requiring sound science before listing species.”

 

Stephen Moore, formerly with the Wall Street Journal, explains: “Under the Obama Administration, the feds have entered into a consent agreement with the environmentalists to rush forward a judgment on an unprecedented number of species. A 2012 Chamber of Commerce study found record numbers of such ‘sue and settle’ cases under Obama.” Pruitt adds: “Under President Obama, we have had sue and settle on steroids.”

 

 

The Democrats are in a bind. The rushed listings are being forced by the environmental base, which is myopically focused on the anti-fossil-fuel (job-killing) agenda of restricting oil-and-gas development on Western lands and isn’t looking at the bigger political consequences.

 

It appears the decision has been made. Sources tell me that Dan Ashe, Director of the FWS, has called a meeting on Capitol Hill to brief the stakeholders prior to Thursday’s announcement. If he decides to list the LPC, Pruitt’s lawsuit could be just the first shot that ignites the new rebellion pushing states to take control of the lands within their borders.

 

 

Sue and Settle

 

It is these tactics, along with a friendly Obama government, that has led to the “sue and settle” procedure that Pruitt’s lawsuit is hoping to end. The lawsuit is seeking “declaratory and injunctive relief for violations of the ESA.” Moore reports: “The relief is intended to overturn designations of dozens of species added to the threatened or endangered list through the ‘sue and settle’ process.”

 

The Oklahoma lawsuit asserts: “The Fish and Wildlife Service violated the Endangered Species Act by READ ENTIRETY (Job creators sue the federal government over “sue and settle”; By Marita Noon; Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow; 3/25/14)

 

This talks about the Sue and Settle Method being Un-democratic, we call that Totalitarianism!!!!!!! Pro: ‘Sue and Settle’ bypasses democratic process

http://www.gazettextra.com/article/20131219/ARTICLES/131219660/1034

 

EDITOR’S NOTE: The writer is addressing the question, “Does EPA’s sue-and-settle policy circumvent the legislative and regulatory process?”

 

 

… starting in 2009, the Environmental Protection Agency took control of many state visibility programs, costing states millions of dollars with no discernible visibility improvement.

 

And the states were not even told it was happening. It was authorized by a Consent Decree between EPA and an outside environmental advocacy group. EPA claimed that it had no choice but to follow the legally binding settlement and override the states’ plans.

 

This practice, known as “sue and settle,” gives special-interest groups a legal mechanism to reprioritize and control agency rulemaking activities with little or no public participation.

 

… These settlements all occurred without notifying or allowing key stakeholders—the public, the states, the regulated community or Congress—to participate.

 

How do special-interest groups take control of an agency’s rulemaking activities and circumvent congressional funding priorities?

 

An advocacy group sues an agency to enforce a missed statutory deadline for agency action. Rather than defend against the lawsuit, the agency simply agrees to settle and take the action or issue the new rule demanded by the group, within a deadline set by the group.

 

Without any notice to the public, the settlement agreement and draft Consent Decree are filed with a court. Only after the Consent Decree is filed does it become public.

 

Once the court signs the draft Consent Decree, the agency is legally bound to comply with READ ENTIRETY (Pro: ‘Sue and Settle’ bypasses democratic process; By William Kovacs; GazetteXtra; 12/19/13)

 

And the Undemocratic process of Sue and Settle is being done to our Community by the same ones that have a Massive Track Record of doing it and they need to be called out as these links show them to be Undemocratic!!!!!!!!

 

http://thewesterner.blogspot.com/2016/01/liberal-activists-mainstream-media-law.html

 

Liberal Activists, Mainstream Media, Law Enforcement Bear Partial Blame for Showdown in Oregon that Led to Death of LaVoy Finicum

 

WASHINGTON, DC – Left-wing activists and news outlets that only partially cover their activities are in part to blame for the confrontation in Oregon that led to the death of LaVoy Finicum, says the National Center for Public Policy Research.

That’s because left-wing organizations often use civil disobedience without consequences, which leads the public to believe law-breaking in pursuit of political or public policy goals can take place without serious consequences.

Parts of the news media are complicit because they cover stories in ways that help the left-wing organizations achieve their goals.

Kieran Suckling, the executive director of the Center for Biological Diversity, a left-wing green group, was repeatedly covered in the news media criticizing those occupying the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge (for example, hereherehereherehere). No story we found mentioned that Suckling has been found guilty in court (herehere) for occupying private property and refusing to leave as part of a political protest, or that he has been arrested (and even bragged about it by issuing a press release) for civil disobedience as recently as 2014.

“In yet another case of ‘do as I say, not as I do,’ the environmental left is protesting civil disobedience by citizens while it practices and/or condones civil disobedience itself,” said David Ridenour, president of the National Center for Public Policy Research.

“Kieran Suckling, the executive director of the Center for Biological Diversity, a left-wing green group that sues the government while expecting the taxpayers to pay its legal bills, has gone to Oregon to protest the occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. Yet he has been found guilty of much the same offense. Occupying another’s property without READ THE REST (Liberal Activists, Mainstream Media, Law Enforcement Bear Partial Blame for Showdown in Oregon that Led to Death of LaVoy Finicum; By Frank DuBois; The Westerner; 1/27/16)

 

 

http://www.nationalcenter.org/PR-Oregon_Standoff_012716.html

 

Liberal Activists, Mainstream Media, Law Enforcement Bear Partial Blame for Showdown in Oregon that Led to Death of LaVoy Finicum

Left-Wing Civil Disobedience Often Goes Unpenalized, With Media Complicity

Is It Any Wonder Some Conclude Civil Disobedience is a Safe and Consequence-Free Activity?

 

Washington, D.C. – Left-wing activists and news outlets that only partially cover their activities are in part to blame for the confrontation in Oregon that led to the death of LaVoy Finicum, says the National Center for Public Policy Research.

 

That’s because left-wing organizations often use civil disobedience without consequences, which leads the public to believe law-breaking in pursuit of political or public policy goals can take place without serious consequences.

 

Parts of the news media are complicit because READ THE REST (PR Oregon Standoff; The National Center for Public Policy Research; 1/27/16)

 

Obama’s designations total 265 million acres, and he isn’t done yet:

https://landandlivestock.wordpress.com/2016/02/29/ranchers-losing-ground-in-government-land-grab/

 

As the presidential election heats up, ask yourself which candidate will repeal WOTUS, get control of the EPA and allow ranchers to get back to work without being held back by unfair regulations.

 

Don’t hold your breath for any of them to “repeal WOTUS” etc. There is not a dime’s worth of difference in any of them. They are all under the influence of radical environmentalism (because it is PC and being PC is necessary to get elected).

 

But, at least it is encouraging to see a main-stream rag like Beef Magazine is finally beginning to pay attention to what is going on in the (about to get really) Wild West. — jtl, 419

by Amanda Radke in BEEF Daily

 

I don’t know about you, but in my opinion, the 2016 presidential election can’t come soon enough.

 

For the 22nd time during his nearly eight years in office, President Obama has taken advantage of the Antiquities Act of 1906, locking up millions of acres of land in the western states.

 

Obama’s designations total 265 million acres, and his most recent designation of the Sand to Snow National Monument, Mojave Trails National Monument and Castle Mountains National Monument totals 1.8 million acres.

 

With several months left in office, Obama is expected to designate another 10 million acres of land in Oregon, Arizona and Utah. What’s worse, Obama will more than likely continue to use his executive power when making these designations without any public comment period or economic studies.

 

Locking out this land under the guise of protecting it negates the fact that ranchers with grazing permits pay to run the ground and also are responsible for the management of those leases. Somehow I have my doubts about the federal government’s abilities to manage this expansive amount of land, and with our nation’s multi-trillion dollar debt, I don’t see how there is enough funding available to make improvements, control weeds, manage bison and elk herds, and fight fires on this land.

 

Of course, this is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to ranchers fighting the government against a powerful land grab. In fact, an READ THE REST (Ranchers losing ground in government land grab; By Amanda Radke; Land & Livestock International, Inc. – Originally in Beef Daily; 2/29/16)

 

Environmental shakedown through bastardized application of science, policy, and education.

 

Disgruntled ex-federal employees found a way to bilk taxpayers out of millions of dollars using the flawed Endangered Species Act.

 

https://www.cfact.org/2014/05/14/environmental-shakedown-through-bastardized-application-of-science-policy-and-education/

 

Over a 3-year period, 2009-2012, Department of Justice data show American taxpayers footed the bill for more than $53 million in so-called environmental groups’ legal fees—and the actual number could be much higher. The real motivation behind the Endangered Species Act (ESA) litigation, perhaps, could have more to do with vengeance and penance than with a real desire to protect flora and fauna.

 

On May 7, I spoke at the Four Corners Oil and Gas Conference in Farmington, New Mexico. During the two-day event, I sat in on many of the other sessions and had conversations with dozens of attendees. I left the event with the distinct impression that the current implementation of the ESA is a major impediment to the economic growth, tax revenue, and job creation that comes with oil-and-gas development. I have written on ESA issues many times, most recently I wrote about the lesser prairie chicken’s proposed “threatened” listing (which the Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS] listed on March 27) and the Oklahoma Attorney General’s lawsuit against the federal government over the “sue and settle” tactics of FWS and the Department of the Interior.

 

While at the conference, I received an email announcing that FWS has asked a federal court for a 6-month delay in making a final determination on whether to list the Gunnison sage grouse as an endangered species—moving the decision past the November elections. Up for re-election, Senator Mark Udall (D-CO) “cheered” the extension request. The E & E report states: Colorado elected leaders “fear the listing could have significant economic impacts.”

 

Kent Holsinger, a Colorado attorney specializing in lands, wildlife, and water, posited: “Senator Udall is among those lauding the move—perhaps because a listing decision would affect his fate in the U.S. Senate. Gunnison sage grouse populations are stable, if not on the increase. In addition, myriad state, local and private conservation efforts have been put into place over the last decade. Those efforts, and the Gunnison sage grouse, are at risk if the FWS pursues listing.”

 

The report continues: “WildEarth Guardians is not opposing the latest extension after Fish and Wildlife agreed to some extensive new mitigation measures that will be made in the interim, including increasing buffer zones around sage grouse breeding grounds, called leks, and deferring coal, oil and gas leasing, said Erik Molvar, a wildlife biologist with WildEarth Guardians.” It goes on to say: “But the Center for Biological Diversity, which is a party to the settlement agreements with WildEarth Guardians, said the latest extension is a bad move for the grouse, which it says has needed ESA protections for years.”

 

Two important items to notice in the Gunnison sage grouse story. One, the power the environmental groups wield. Two, part of appeasing the environmental groups involves “deferring coal, oil and gas leasing.”

 

It is widely known that these groups despise fossil fuels. The Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) brags about its use of lawsuits to block development—but it is not just oil and gas they block, it is READ THE REST (Environmental shakedown through bastardized application of science, policy, and education; By Marita Noon; Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow; 5/14/14)

 

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I AM OUTRAGED BY THE SHOOTING OF LaVoy Finicum


John R. Houk

© January 30, 2016

This is an Interesting post at NoisyRoom.net. It begins by railing against Finicum who clearly was not attacking anyone but surrendering.

The post says he reached for something but there STILL is no report Finicum was shot to death with a handgun inside a vest. He clearly had his hands raised and was shot in the back. The post exonerates the FBI, but it is not any less heinous that the Oregon State Police were the shooters.

THEN the post has Wild Bill speaking the sentiments that I concur with of the Finicum murder, the Bundys, the Hammonds, continuous Federal abuse of rancher land and finishes by smacking Hillary as a real criminal (Go Wild Bill, THAT WAS AWESOME!).

Then the post has the FBI lengthy 26-minute drone video which is difficult to decipher without watching over and over.

THEN the 33 second version of FBI drone video is shown clearly with Finicum being shot in the back.

Talk about an odd conflicting post. But I think real Americans can decipher this was a WRONG action by the State and Federal government against American citizens weary of government abuse against private land owners.

JRH 1/30/16

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FBI And Patriot Blood

Posted by TMH

January 29, 2016

NoisyRoom.net

Bob Owens:

You are about to watch the confrontation, including “shots fired” at Mr. LaVoy Finicum in Oregon on January 26th, 2016. Many stories, including so-called “eye witnesses” have communicated versions of the incident leading to the death of Mr. Finicum of Mohave County, Arizona who had been protesting in Burn, Oregon the past five weeks. The most recent “eye witness” account distributed nationally was reported by Victoria Sharp. Ms. Sharp’s account is false. The video below is taken from the FBI plane following the Finicum vehicle, and shows the shooting event as it occurred. A massive campaign has been launched nationally depicting Mr. Finicum as innocent and shot without provocation by the FBI. As you will see (go to full screen) Mr. Finicum exits his vehicle upon hitting a snow bank attempting to avoid a police roadblock. While there is no sound, and having been a police officer myself, I have to think commands were given to Mr. Finicum as he came to the rear of his vehicle. As you will see, Mr. Fincium reaches into the left side of his coat making a clear gesture that he may be going for a weapon. Shots were then fired by Oregon State Police, NOT FBI.

 

Blog Editor Update 2/8/16:

As I was checking this post as a source I was disappointed to learn that Wild Bill took down his video “FBI and Patriot Blood.” This means Wild Bill has changed his mind that LaVoy Finicum was murdered in cold blood and leans to agreeing with the Bob Owens paragraph above. Wild Bill’s most recent update that I found to date is entitled, “Finicum Shooting Update.” Primarily due to the lack of sound in the aerial video taken of Finicum being shot, I am not convinced he was reaching for a gun in his vest. Many witnesses have establish the vest reach was to Finicum’s torso point of a bullet. Then after Finicum was down, witnesses cowering in fear of the designs of the Oregon State Police and the FBI assert Finicum’s downed body continued to be shot. Was he already dead or were the police making sure he was dead? Witnesses claim Finicum exited his truck so the police would shoot him rather than the ladies with him in the truck. Until proven by documentation rather than the word of the police involved in shooting Finicum, I believe the witnesses rather than the police or the significant amount of pro-gun enthusiasts willing to throw Finicum under the bus. Yes, I AM STILL OUTRAGED!

VIDEO: FBI and Patriot Blood

Posted by Wild Bill for America

Published on Jan 28, 2016

The FBI just gunned down a rancher in Oregon…justified?
Or an attempt to intimidate Americans who protest government abuses?

VIDEO: Complete, Unedited Video of Joint FBI and OSP Operation 01/26/2016 (26:28)

Posted by fbi

Published on Jan 28, 2016

VIDEO: Video captures deadly confrontation between LaVoy Finicum and FBI (32 seconds)

Posted by The Oregonian

Published on Jan 28, 2016

The FBI released video footage of the traffic stop that ended in the death of Robert “LaVoy” Finicum, a spokesmen for the armed occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. This is an excerpt. Viewer discretion advised.

FBI Video Footage

FBI Releases Full Video Of LaVoy Finicum Death

FBI releases video, explains how police fatally shot Oregon refuge occupier

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I AM OUTRAGED BY THE SHOOTING OF LaVoy Finicum

John R. Houk

© January 29, 2016

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FBI And Patriot Blood

 

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