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Dept. of the Interior Office of Inspector General finds ethics violations by BLM Special Agent Dan Love

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BLM Special Agent Dan Love (photo: BLM Nevada)

In May, 2016, the Bureau of Land Management promoted Special Agent Dan Love, the BLM agent who oversaw security during the agency’s failed roundup of Cliven Bundy’s cattle in April 2014, to a new position overseeing the security of BLM facilities nationwide.

And now, the Dept. of the Interior Office of Inspector General issued a report about Love’s ethics violations at Burning Man and more. The report states:

“We also confirmed that the Supervisory Agent intervened in the hiring process by increasing the number of candidates that would be interviewed. As a result, the Supervisory Agent’s friend, who had worked with the Supervisory Agent as a Federal air marshal received an interview and was ultimately hired as a BLM special agent.
During our investigation, the Supervisory Agent displayed a lack of candor when interviewed and tried to influence an employee’s comments prior to an interview.”

SOURCE: Reno Gazette- Journal

Report: BLM agent broke federal ethics rules at Burning Man

by Jenny Kane

A Bureau of Land Management supervisory agent from Utah violated federal ethics rules after he used his position to get his family and girlfriend into Burning Man and influenced the hiring process for a friend, according to a report released Monday.

The Department of Interior’s Office of the Inspector General for a year and a half investigated three complaints about the agent. The agent is not named in the report but is described as “the person behind many of the BLM requests” at Burning Man that were canceled in 2015, the report said.

Those requests — which included a more than $1 million VIP compound complete with flushing toilets and 24-hour access to ice cream for BLM officials at the annual event in the Black Rock Desert — were pushed by Utah’s former Special Agent in Charge, Dan Love, who oversaw law enforcement at Burning Man for several years.

The VIP compound was an unprecedented request of Burning Man, the organization that hosts 68,000-person artistic campout over Labor Day weekend in Northern Nevada’s Black Rock Desert. When details of the compound leaked to the Reno Gazette-Journal, members of Congress and the public expressed outrage. After the event, Love was reassigned.

Love, who is best known for his chief law enforcement role during the 2014 Bundy standoff, did not respond to requests for comment on Tuesday or Wednesday. He is expected to be a key witness in the Bundy trials, according to an article published last year by the Las Vegas Review-Journal. The first phase of the trials are set to begin Monday.

Inspector General’s Office officials said that the agent’s name was withheld in the report because he is not a top official within the agency, and because it is considered a personnel matter that BLM officials will handle.

According to the Inspector General’s report, the unnamed agent used his official position to buy three sold-out tickets to Burning Man; had five on-duty BLM officers escorting his father, family-friend and girlfriend during the event; and also changed the hiring process so an unqualified applicant, a personal friend of his, would be hired.

“Federal ethics regulations prohibit soliciting gifts from a prohibited source. Ethics regulations also prohibit federal employees from using any authority associated with their public position for the private gain of friends and relatives,” the report said.

The agent’s visitors also received unauthorized access to the Burning Man headquarters for BLM officials and they received overnight lodging in BLM-leased facilities.

When word spread that the agent had complaints filed against him, he used intimidation to discourage his co-workers from speaking with investigators.

“You know, if you don’t side with me, grenades are going to go off and you’ll get hit,” the agent told an employee who later spoke with investigators, according to the report.

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Bureau of Land Management: Government Sponsored Domestic Terrorism

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new-logo25Marti Oakley   © copyright 2014 All rights reserved

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Prior to the attack on the Bundy ranch, the BLM, the same one that showed up dressed for war, has had a long running war against the wild horses, not only in Nevada, but also in virtually every other western state. Repeatedly violating the Wild Horse & Burro Act of 1971 by chasing, terrorizing, capturing, and sending to slaughter thousands of wild horses, the BLM has been held above the law (anarchism) by successive courts.

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I woke this morning wondering if the talking heads at MSNBC had survived the night, after the Cliven Bundy implosion yesterday. Bundy, who made remarks pertaining to slavery, had caused MSNBC to nearly burst into virtual flames. It was the same on almost every other cable news station. I can’t even think of what must be happening at the Southern Poverty Law (Lie) Center.

101021-lean-forward3sWhen the smoke settled, politicians everywhere had run for cover.  Most  had remained silent during the government sponsored terrorism of the Bundy’s.  Few had had the jewels to come out in defense of this family against government thugs.  Those that had, quickly disappeared into the shadows.  Apparently, it is ok for the BLM to launch a full scale attack on one lane rancher, but “racism” is kryptonite for the politically connected.

For two days MSNBC hung a dialogue box on the screen with the words “welfare rancher” emblazoned in it regardless of whom was speaking on the Bundy issue.  That was followed with the word “racist”.

So there you have it.

It wasn’t that the BLM had laid siege to the Bundy ranch with more than 200 “troops”, tanks, grenade launchers, AK -47‘s, and paid Blackwater style assassins to take the last remaining rancher off the land in Clark County, Nevada.

It wasn’t that a federal militarized agency, militarized for use against the public, had shown up on private land over a dispute with every intention of stealing every one of Cliven Bundy’s cattle, killing them, and most likely the family along with them in order to put him off the land and out of business…….it was that Bundy was a racist.

Well. That makes all the difference in the world. No wonder the BLM thugs showed up geared for war as if they were prepared to fight a battle in the mid-east.

Why did you steal those cows?

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Why the wild horses and the Bundy’s have to go….

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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*
http://www.blm.gov/nv/st/en/info/fy_2014_federal_register.html

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

BLM planning another assault on the Bundy Ranch?

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“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”.

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On Sunday morning, April 13th, the BLM supposedly withdrew from its siege of the Bundy Ranch in originalNevada. 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.

From Ben Swann:

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

Protesters arrive to back Bundy in Nevada

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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. “

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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)

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From ShaleReporter.com:

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

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“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!

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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

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