The fight over Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy’s cows grazing illegally on federal land is a symbol of a much larger issue: control of land in western states, where the federal government is dominant.
Like a mustang tied to a fence post, many westerners for years have resisted Uncle Sam’s control of land they say more properly belongs to states or counties – or to nobody at all except the ranchers, miners, and loggers who work the land for its natural resources.
While most people aren’t aware of it, there’s a movement afoot to completely change the way we elect our president — and its success would have serious consequences for our nation’s future.
The plan is a National Popular Vote Interstate Compact that would neuter the Electoral College and give the presidency to the winner of the popular vote. Under this agreement, your state would award its electors to the candidate winning the most votes nationally — even if a majority of your state’s residents voted for a different candidate.
Ongoing thread for discussion. updates, etc. for the upcoming
Oregon Primary - May 20, 2014.
I reside overseas but have always voted in Oregon (since 1972!).
Since 2012 - as my handle suggests - I have been registered Republican
even though I think I only voted for two Republicans in that year's
Hey, our votes might even get counted so let's hear from Oregon
DP'ers about who you're supporting, campaign events events and such!
My picks so far (Republican primary):
By Ron Paul
The nation’s attention has for the past few weeks been riveted by a standoff in Nevada between armed federal agents and the Bundys, a ranching family who believe the federal government is exceeding its authority by accessing “fees” against ranchers who graze cattle on government lands. Outrage over the government’s use of armed agents to forcibly remove the Bundys’ cattle led many Americans to travel to Nevada to engage in non-violent civil disobedience in support of the family.
already posted here: http://www.dailypaul.com/295379/time-to-begin-the-chemtrail-...
Apr. 20 - U. S. Creeps Toward Nuclear, Bankster Designed, World War, Led by Obama, Neocons and the CIA.Submitted by Barracuda_Trader on Sun, 04/20/2014 - 22:36
Published on Apr 20, 2014
Join Harley Schlanger and me as the United States creeps toward another Bankster designed world war led by Obama, the Neocons and the CIA. We document the crimes of John Brennan who had boots on the ground IN the Ukraine, the same man responsible for covering up of 28 pages of "redacted" and "classified" 9/11 information implicating the Saudis in the crime of the century. We also discuss the BLM-Bundy Ranch crimes, the Traitor Harry Reid, and much more.
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Mikael Thalen | Infowars.com | April 20, 2014
New photos released by the Bundy family Sunday provided more evidence to the claim that the Bureau of Land Management was illegally killing and burying confiscated cattle.
Video from the area also revealed holes in water tanks, a smashed tortoise burrow, as well as destroyed fences and water lines.
“They had total control of this land for one week, and look at the destruction they did in one week,” Corey Houston, family friend of Cliven Bundy, told Fox News last week. “Nowhere in the court order that I saw does it say that they can destroy infrastructure, destroy corrals, tanks … desert environment, shoot cattle.”
Separate images taken from an airplane also uncovered hundreds of cattle stuffed into small pens on a BLM compound, prompting the FAA to order a no-fly zone over the area.
“This is a real … intellectual and constitutional and legal debate, but it shouldn’t be about violence of arms, and I hope that the government will not be there in full arms and provoke a showdown and something terrible will happen. I hope that doesn’t happen.”
Reid said that Bundy himself “does not recognize the United States,” claiming that “he doesn’t pay his taxes” and “doesn’t follow the law” like other Nevada ranchers.
1995 Memo: Clinton Admin Feared Internet's Ability to Democratize News 3 Years Before Drudge BombshellSubmitted by Barracuda_Trader on Sun, 04/20/2014 - 20:11
Three years before Matt Drudge changed the world and how news would be consumed, President Bill Clinton's White House feared that the Internet was allowing average citizens, especially conservatives, to bypass legacy gatekeepers and access information that had previously been denied to them by the mainstream press.
The infamous 1995 "conspiracy commerce memo" tried to demonize and discredit alternative media outlets on the right to mainstream media organizations and D.C. establishment figures.
Watch Connecticut Senator Blumenthal narrowly avoid death by train during a railway safety press conferenceSubmitted by Barracuda_Trader on Sun, 04/20/2014 - 20:07
Classic Federal Government behavior!
Actions may speak louder than words, but Sen. Richard Blumenthal took that mentality to the extreme on Friday.
The Connecticut Democrat was standing behind Milford Mayor Ben Blake on the town's Metro-North station platform as the two held a press conference on railway safety. Complete with easels and charts, Blake was laying out the MTA's safety violations, which total 139 over the last 10 years, worth $552,000 in fines.
So, a couple of week ago I saw the Come And Take It logo featuring a bull, which was an excellent take in support of the Bundy Ranch. Well, I loved it so much I couldn't resist creating t-shirts of it.
Here you go, for anyone interested. As always, purchases support our liberty newspapers (physical newspapers) - see MuckrakerInc.com for more info. :)
colors: Aqua, Black, Brown, Burnt Orange, Canvas Red, Dark Grey Heather, Deep Teal, Evergreen, Heather Navy, Maroon, Navy, Olive, Steel Blue, True Royal
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From: Don F
Date: Sat, Apr 19, 2014 at 7:46 PM
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Sent: Saturday, April 19, 2014 5:37 PM
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I'm talking with Jerry right now. He said that a Law Enforcement Officer told him last night that Federal agents are being moved into Las Vegas.
The Officer claimed that there were about 140 agents in the city. Recon
sent in by Jerry found that there are more agents than can be counted!
The hotels are being filled with Federal Agents, Rangers and FBI
This may be old news now, but this is the first I heard of this story..
By MATTHEW MOSK and BRIAN ROSS | ABC News | Nov. 1, 2011
Goldline, a company that used endorsements from Glenn Beck and other conservative icons to sell hundreds of millions of dollars worth of gold to consumers, has been charged with theft and fraud in a 19-count criminal complaint filed Tuesday by local officials in California.
The criminal complaint filed Tuesday by the Santa Monica City Attorney's consumer protection unit marks the latest in a series of allegations it has leveled against the gold dealer, which pioneered the practice of weaving its sales pitches into broadcasts by popular conservative political personalities -- including two former presidential candidates -- to sell hundreds of millions of dollars worth of gold every year.