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He has paid grazing fees to the county and he claims he has an easement granting him surface water and grazing rights.
- Bundy is the last of 53 ranchers who grazed herds on this land. His family has been using it since the 1870s. The rest have been driven off - and out of business. - BLM "reclassified" the land 20 years ago. - Claims of protecting the desert tortoise are bogus because the BLM has started killing them in large numbers due to "lack of funding" to care for them. - BLM's replacement excuse is to make it a "conservation area", but conservation of this type of land does not preclude grazing. In fact, buffalo and bison roamed here. - The BLM is destroying wells the ranchers built and maintained on the land (the "land restoration" they're doing). - Cattle are being rounded up, at least in part, by helicopters and some cattle are dying due to running in the desert heat. - In its wisdom, the BLM chose calving season for its raid. Calves are dying from being separated from their mothers. - From Day 1 the BLM showed up with hundreds, including snipers stationed around the area, and Blackwater type mercenaries. - Nevada state police on the scene have been turning their backs on the BLM because they don't approve of the tactics. - County Sheriff Gillespie has refused to act to stop the BLM, although it is within his authority to turn back the feds when they act against the public safety of citizens. - BLM is making millions on similar cleared lands in northern Nevada, auctioning mineral and gas rights once ranchers are cleared.
American high schools used to include firearms training in physical education. We had boys and girls shooting teams. Children learned the proper handling, respect and understanding of firearms and we did not have all this rampant fear of firearms. People who want to restrict firearms and ownership are invariably people with zero experience with firearms. Their fear is born of their ignorance and the fear results in calls to overthrow the Constitution and Bill of Rights. We need to get firearms training back in schools to combat this irrational fear.
In 1916 the Supreme Court ruled that our wages were NOT taxable, that our trading our time and effort for money was a private exchange of goods and not taxable. The Fed holds our gold. No one know how much, if any, since we have not been allowed to see or audit it since the 1970s when we went off the gold standard.
Yes, we got the income tax in 1913 - the same year we got the Federal Reserve. When we printed our own money, we didn't need to pay interest to the Fed on every dollar printed or added on computers. The Fed is a private cartel of banks - both domestic and foreign - and unaccountable to anyone. It is no more "federal" than Federal Express. It has never been audited in its 100 years (next year) with the exception of a peek at what they did during the 2008 financial crisis (Thank you, Ron Paul). That peek revealed $16 Trillion - more than our national debt and more than we all produce in the US in a year - loaned to banks both here and abroad.
The TEA party and Occupy need to get together and protest as Americans. They are angry at the same things. Some of the Occupiers are starting to understand how detrimental the Federal Reserve is. If we can unite, we will be more effective.
And we're getting more than a little tired of being told what we want.
Nah, that's what the party "leadership" wants. The rest of the country disagrees.
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