April 18, 2014
April 17, 2014
Originally posted on Straight from the Horse's Heart:
“How long does a horse have to live wild and free before it’s considered wild?”
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Bureau of Land Management rounded up a horse herd that roamed for decades on federal land in northwest Wyoming and handed the horses over to Wyoming officials. They, in turn, sold the herd to the highest bidder, a Canadian slaughterhouse.
Wild horse advocates are incensed, saying they should have had a chance to intercede in the March roundup and auction. But the BLM says the horses were abandoned — not wild — and that it publicized the sale beforehand.
“It would take very little to do this in a more effective way, so that horses are not just sent off to slaughter indiscriminately,” said Paula Todd King of The Cloud Foundation, a Colorado-based advocacy group.
According to the BLM, the Wyoming horses weren’t…
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April 16, 2014
Note: This information was submitted to PPJ by Louie (the poster). It shows clearly why the wild horses and the ranchers were eradicated in Nevada. Bundy, the last holdout in the Gold Butte area of Clark County, Nevada, is holding up big plans made by “Dirty Harry” Reid (D) NV, his son Rory Reid, and his former staffer who now heads up the BLM. This BLM generated list documents the theft and plunder of the land of the state of Nevada so that a few individuals and their associated corporations could rip & ship everything possible.
And you said good-bye to the wild horses for this………………….
NEPA (National Environmental Policy Act)
National NEPA Register Page *click here if you have problems loading this page*
Second Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Gold Rock Mine Project, White Pine County, NV
27 Ely 03/28/14
Notice of Temporary Closure on Public Lands in the Gold Butte, Mormom Mesa, and Bunderville Flats Areas in the Northeastern Portion of Clark County, NV
26 SNDO 03/27/14
Notice of Public Meetings: Northeastern Great Basin Resource Advisory Council, Nevada
25 Elko 03/26/14
Notice of Public Meetings: Sierra Front-Northwestern Great Basin Resource Advisory Council, Nevada
24 Elko 03/24/14
Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Long Canyon Mine Project, Elko County, NV
23 Elko 03/21/14
Notice Seeking Public Interest for Solar Energy Development on Public Lands in the Dry Lake Solar Energy Zone in Clark County, NV
22 SNDO 03/17/14
Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Arturo Mine Project, Elko County, NV
21 Elko 03/14/14
Notice of Public Meetings: Mojave-Southern Great Basin Resource Advisory Council, Nevada
20 SNDO 03/03/14
Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision for the Final Supplemental Environmental Impact tatement and the Proposed Resource Management Plan Amendment for the Silver State Solar South Project, Clark County, NV
19 SNDO 02/21/14
Final Supplementary Rules for Public Land in Water Canyon, Humboldt County, NV
18 WDO 02/18/14
Notice of Realty Action: Classification for Lease and/or Subsequent Conveyance for Recreation and Public Purposes of Public Land for a Park in Moapa, Clark County, NV
17 SNDO 02/18/14
Notice of Public Meeting: Resource Advisory Councils, NV (Correction)
16 NSO 01/31/14
Notice of Realty Action: Competitive Sale of 12 Parcels of Public Land in Clark County, NV
15 SNDO 01/29/14
Notice of Realty Action: Classification for Lease and/or Subsequent Conveyance for Recreation and Public Purposes of Public Land for a Park and Ride Facility (N-90846) in Clark County, NV
14 SNDO 01/21/14
Notice to Extend Mineral Segregation for the Searchlight Wind Energy Project, Clark County, NV
13 SNDO 01/17/14
Notice of Realty Action: Modified Competitive Sale (N–86209) of Public Land in Lincoln County, NV
(Correction) 12 Ely 01/16/14
Notice of Realty Action: Modified Competitive Salel (N-86209) of Public Land in Lincoln County (Medlin)
11 Ely 01/07/14
Notice of Public Meeting: Resource Advisory Councils, NV
10 NSO 01/03/14
Notice of Intent to Prepare an EIS for the Gemfield Mine Project, Esmeralda County, NV
9 BMDO 12/24/13
Notice of Availability Final EIS for the Proposed Pan Mine Project, White Pine County, NV
8 Ely 11/22/13
Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision and Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Ruby Pipeline Project in Oregon, Nevada, Utah, and Wyoming
7 NSO 11/21/13
Filing of Plats of Survey; NV
6 NSO 11/20/13
New Dates for Close of Public Comment and Protest Periods Due to Federal Government Shutdown (NOA FSEIS/Proposed RMP Silver State Solar, NOA DEIS 3 Bars Ecosystem, NOA FEIS/Proposed RMP Winnemucca) 5 WO 11/12/13
Notice of Availability of the Nevada and Northeastern California Greater Sage-Grouse Draft Land Use Plan Amendments and Draft Environmental Impact Statement
4 NSO 11/01/13
Notice of Realty Action: Modified Competitive Sealed-Bid Sale of Public Land at Schoolhouse Butte (N-85116) Humboldt County, NV (Correction)
3 WDO 10/30/13
Notice of Proposed Withdrawal Extension, Sacramento Pass Recreation Area; Nevada
2 Ely 10/29/13
Notice of Realty Action: Classification and Segregation for Conveyance for Recreation and Public Purposes; Partial Termination of Recreation and Public Purposes Classification of Public Lands in Storey County, Nevada
1 CCDO 10/25/13
April 16, 2014
April 14, 2014
“And, is this not a declaration of war by the federal government, against a private citizen? If it wasn’t……why did they come prepared for war? Why are they using military tactics and snipers? Why the military equipment and more than 200 “troops”.
On Sunday morning, April 13th, the BLM supposedly withdrew from its siege of the Bundy Ranch in Nevada. Obviously, this was simply a tactic to encourage the protesters to leave; leaving the Bundy family exposed and vulnerable to another assault by the badge heavy BLM jackboots.
As of this moment, it is reported that snipers have their guns trained on the ranch. Think about that for a moment. This is not a mass murderer. This is not some insane criminal. This is not someone who attacked the government. This is one lone rancher and his family who have a long running dispute with the BLM. Whether you think they are right or wrong is not the issue.
Not only is the BLM not actually backing off of Cliven Bundy, Sheriff Richard Mack of the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association has revealed stunning information: on Ben Swann’s radio program, Mack said that he has received intelligence from multiple, credible sources inside the BLM and the Las Vegas Metro that there is “no question” that the federal government is planning a raid on the Bundy home and the homes of their children who live on the property.”
BLM one of the most hated federal corporations
The Bureau of Land Management, long despised by the general public, has morphed into a quasi-military inland army. Sporting military equipment and weaponry complete with attack dogs (didn’t they use those at Abu Graib, too?) AK-47‘s and snipers, more than 200 BLM agents, along with mercenaries from the former Blackwater firm, surrounded the ranch. Their intent was to seize the land on behalf of a Chinese energy company, a solar mitigation plan and a few drilling and mining operations. The Bundy land is quite valuable, the water abundant, and a few high rollers have paid Harry Reid and others to force the Bundy’s off their land.
A report on Godfatherpolitics.com, says Chinese energy giant ENN Energy Group wants to use federal land as part of its effort to build a $5 billion solar farm and panel-building plant in the southern Nevada desert. Rory Reid, the son of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, is representing ENN in their efforts to locate in Nevada.
Part of the land ENN wants to use was purchased from Clark County at well below appraised value. Rory Reid is the former Clark County Commission chairman, and he persuaded the commission to sell 9,000 acres of county land to ENN on the promise it would provide jobs for the area, Reuters reported in 2012.
As was anticipated by virtually everyone who has been following this story here on the net, Lame Street Media is now chiming in, calling the Bundy’s lawbreakers. This will escalate until the BLM feels assured that public opinion has been successfully swayed to their benefit. Even doughboy Glenn Beck has announced that he “has to side with the BLM” on this one. Well of course he does! I wonder if he had them put Vicks under his eyes again so he could tear up when he said it.
Its not going to happen. What we will most likely see splashed across the news are images of another family destroyed by government agents who were “just doing their jobs.” Watching the video currently circulating of the confrontations that already took place, it is apparent that the BLM agents enjoyed “just doing their jobs” More
April 12, 2014
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“It appears the BLM had big plans for just how they were going to put Bundy out of business via cattle rustling and by presenting a military style assault on the ranch and its occupants. As of this morning, Saturday, April 12th, 2014, the BLM said it would not steal any more of Bundy’s cattle. “
As hundreds of protesters from around the country arrived in Nevada to back the Clovin Bundy ranch, the BLM rethought its military stance and is packing up its AR-15′s, its military helicopters and snipers, and heading for the safety of Las Vegas. The gambling odds in Vegas provide a better percentage of wins than the growing protest at the ranch.
The BLM claimed Bundy had not practiced beneficial use of the land and water in numerous court battles. For this to be true, Bundy’s cattle would have been doing little grazing or drinking water on public lands.
If it is true that his cattle did graze and drink, then the charge of failing to meet beneficial use guidelines turns out to be fraudulent.
Bundy stopped paying grazing fees in 1992 when BLM failed to meet its contractual obligation regarding water and land improvements. Bundy did make the improvements with his own money.
(United States Revised Statutes section 2339, 2340: *234)When one has complied with the local laws for the appropriation of water, and has constructed upon vacant public lands of the United States the works for diversion of the water, he thereby acquires a vested and an accrued right within the meaning of said section the rights thus acquired are superior to the rights of a subsequent entryman [**1018] upon said lands.
This means that Bundy had established vested water and land rights that trumped any subsequent federal land and water grabs using statute, code and internal mandates.
20 years later on a ranch far, far away in Nevada
The BLM first appeared at the Bundy ranch right after 1.27 million in fracking leases were handed out:
“This document from the Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology(1) shows significant exploratory drilling being conducted in precisely the same area where the Bundy family has been running cattle since the 1870′s. The “Gold Butte” area is indicated on the lower right corner of the document (see below), and it clearly shows numerous exploratory drilling operations have been conducted there.
What’s also clear is that oil has been found in nearby areas and possibly even within the Gold Butte area itself. (Natural News)
U.S. Bureau of Land Management geologist Lorenzo Trimble tells the Las Vegas Review-Journal the Elko County oil and gas leases sold Tuesday for $1.27 million to six different companies. The auction took place in Reno. The leases are near where Houston-based Noble Energy Inc. wants to drill for oil and natural gas on 40,000 acres of public and private land near the town of Wells. The Review-Journal reports the project would be the first in Nevada to use hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, to extract oil and gas from shale deposits. More
BLM fracking racket exposed! Armed seige and cattle theft at Bundy Ranch really about fracking leases
April 11, 2014
“The way this works, of course, is that BLM runs land theft operations by claiming they are “managing” the land and thereby kicking everyone else off it. They then invoke a reptile, an owl, a bird, a snake or some other animal which they claim to be “saving,” even while they are stealing and destroying hundreds of cattle belonging to a private rancher trying to make an honest living in a nation where productive Americans are increasingly branded “enemies of the state.”
Editors Note: This is the same BLM that rounded up the wild horses and sent them to slaughter and which continues to hunt them into extinction. We warned the cattle ranchers that this same method of eradication would be used on them when the BLM was ready. And ready they are!
The Bureau of Land Management says its 200-man armed siege of the Cliven Bundy ranch in Nevada is all about protecting an “endangered tortoise.” But a Natural News investigation has found that BLM is actually in the business of raking in millions of dollars by leasing Nevada lands to energy companies that engage in fracking operations.
This document from the Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology(1) shows significant exploratory drilling being conducted in precisely the same area where the Bundy family has been running cattle since the 1870′s. The “Gold Butte” area is indicated on the lower right corner of the document (see below), and it clearly shows numerous exploratory drilling operations have been conducted there.
What’s also clear is that oil has been found in nearby areas and possibly even within the Gold Butte area itself.
It is, of course, customary for the U.S. government to bring armed soldiers to an oil dispute. (Operation “Iraqi Freedom” for starters…) Heavily armed snipers, helicopters and militarized soldiers have never been invoked over tortoises. (Anyone who thinks this siege is about reptiles is kidding themselves.)
Here’s the map showing the oil exploration conducted on the land where Bundy runs his cattle (all the red crosshairs are oil and gas exploration drilling operations):
BLM collects $1.27 million in shale fracking leases
April 11, 2014
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April 10, 2014
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As “troops” are assembled against one lone rancher, the assault on private property rights and 1st Amendment rights are being ratcheted up at the Bundy Ranch in Nevada.
From Ben Swann:
UPDATE: Strike teams of 15-20 agents are attempting to take the cattle and often in the process killing and burying the cattle in the desert. A group of roughly 100 peaceful protestors attempted to stop them and got in front of a convoy of agents in an attempt to call in the local sheriff as they perceived this as an illegal action. BLM agents began violently attacking the protestors, throwing women to the ground with a number of men being tazed. Agents ended up retreating after their initial attack. Protestors are awaiting and anticipating a more forceful response and requesting assistance from all freedom fighters/lovers in the SW U.S. and nationwide.”
Across the country, but most especially in the Western states, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has revealed itself to be nothing more than an uncontrollable and direct threat to the sovereignty and economic stability of the states. At issue currently, is the massive militarized preparation for the assault on the Clive Bundy ranch in Nevada, orchestrated by the BLM.
Having already illegally seized 277 of the Bundy’s 900 head of cattle, the BLM with the cooperation of so-called “professional cowboys” and with the willful blindness of Nevada’s governor, state representatives and senators, the Bundy’s stand prepared to defend themselves, their land and property rights, even to the point of death. The BLM has indicated it is more than willing to oblige the Bundy’s, setting an example to other ranchers or property rights activists that the BLM will do what it pleases and no one will stop them.
This is what the BLM and its agents are doing to other Americans. Regardless of your position on the Wild horse & Burro’s, or your position on cattle operations, your focus here should be the violent assault on a private property owner by agents employed by a federal corporation that routinely violates property rights, and rights of the individual to benefit the federal government. If this man loses this battle, if we do not support him in his efforts to protect what is rightfully his, we all lose!
As the preparations by the BLM and its thugs continues, the level of testosterone oozing from every pore of agents dressed in military gear, flying military style helicopters overhead and brandishing weaponry and personal gear more suited for a military conflict, is literally dripping off the mesquite. Nothing is quite as invigorating as being part of a military style operation against one lone individual, knowing that that individual has little or no defense against the assault you are about to launch against them. And, also knowing that regardless of how unwarranted, illegal or heinous your actions are, you will never be held accountable. More
April 9, 2014
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(by Paul Joseph watson, Infowars.com) – A Ruby Ridge-style standoff is brewing in Nevada, where dozens of armed federal agents are closing in on cattle rancher Cliven Bundy over claims that Bundy has allowed his cows to graze illegally on government land, endangering a protected species of tortoise.
Vowing to take a stand for, “your liberty and freedom,” Bundy says he is prepared to be killed as authorities surround a 600,000 acre section of public land as a result of Bundy violating a 1993 Bureau of Land Management ruling which changed grazing rights in order to protect the endangered desert tortoise.
“With all these rangers and all this force that is out here, they are only after one man right now. They are after Cliven Bundy. Whether they want to incarcerate me or whether they want to shoot me in the back, they are after me. But that is not all that is at stake here. Your liberty and freedom is at stake,” Bundy said.
Bundy’s refusal to recognize federal authority over the land under dispute and his failure to pay tens of thousands of dollars in grazing fees stems from his assertion that his family’s history trumps bureaucracy.
“My forefathers have been up and down the Virgin Valley ever since 1877. All these rights I claim have been created through pre-emptive rights and beneficial use of the forage and water. I have been here longer. My rights are before the BLM even existed,” Bundy said.
Accusing feds of seizing Nevada’s sovereignty, Bundy says he has fought the battle legally, through the media, and is now gearing up to fight it physically.
“Armed agents are forming a military-like staging area to prevent anyone from approaching the area,” writes Mike Paczesny.
Bundy asserts that his case is emblematic of how America has been transformed into a “police state,” labeling the government’s actions “pathetic”.
Hundreds of federal officials, aided by helicopters, low flying aircraft and hired cowboys, began rounding up Bundy’s cattle on Saturday as Bundy accused them of “trespassing,” adding that the impact will only serve to raise beef prices for residents of Las Vegas 80 miles away.
Feds postponed a similar raid in 2012 over fears the action would spur violence. Bundy has drawn a lot of support from the local community and protesters are heading to the area to demand authorities back off. Officials have created a taped off “First Amendment Area” where demonstrators can voice their concerns. A sign placed inside the area reads “Welcome to Amerika – Wake Up” alongside a hammer and sickle logo.
“The rights were created for us,” Bundy told the Las Vegas Review Journal. “I have the right to use the forage. I have water rights. I have access rights. I have range improvement rights, and I claim all the other rights that the citizens of Nevada have, whether it’s to camp, to fish or to go off road.”
Addressing the justification of seizing the cattle to protect a species of tortoise, Bundy stated, “I’ll never get it. If it weren’t for our cattle, there’d be more brush fires out here. The tortoises eat the cow manure, too. It’s filled with protein.”
The standoff has echoes of the 1992 Ruby Ridge incident, during which Randy Weaver, accused of selling an ATF agent two illegal sawed-off shotguns, became embroiled in a tragic confrontation with the the United States Marshals Service (USMS) and the FBI, resulting in the death of Weaver’s son Sammy, his wife Vicki, and Deputy U.S. Marshal William Francis Degan.
The story also brings back memories of New Hampshire couple Ed and Elaine Brown, who were involved in a nine month standoff with armed law enforcement and feds as a result of their refusal to pay income tax. The Browns were later convicted of “plotting to kill federal agents” because of their refusal to surrender and were both given de facto life sentences.
In a series of YouTube videos, Cliven Bundy and his wife outline the background behind their decision to take a stand against the feds, arguing that their fight is a constitutionally-driven line in the sand to push back against the usurpation of big government.