Standoff between armed BLM feds vs. Nevada ranch worsens

BLM vs. ranchHere are the latest news on the Nevada ranch under siege by armed feds:

1. Oathkeepers and “thousands of armed militia” from several states are en route or have arrived to support Cliven Bundy against the federal Bureau of Land Management.

2. An Oathkeeper from Arkansas says some of the armed BLM feds surrounding Cliven Bundy’s ranch in Clark County, Nevada, speak with an accent — a Russian accent.

3. Washington Times reports that militia groups have joined in and taken up spots against the feds who’ve circled Bundy’s land — and the militia are not afraid to open fire. A spokesman for the one of the militia groups told local 8 News Now he’s not “afraid to shoot.”

4. Infowars reports that Clark County Commissioner Tom Collins is fanning the flames, saying that people planning to travel to Nevada to support Bundy in his standoff against the feds “better have funeral plans.” This is what the jerk looks like:

Clark County Commissioner Tom Collins

Clark County Commissioner Tom Collins

5. As some FOTM readers had suspected, Harry Reid (D-NV) is behind the BLM’s land grab. Infowars reports that:

The Bureau of Land Management, whose director was Sen. Harry Reid’s (D-Nev.) former senior adviser, has purged documents from its web site stating that the agency wants Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy’s cattle off of the land his family has worked for over 140 years in order to make way for solar panel power stations.

Deleted from BLM.gov but reposted for posterity by the Free Republic, the BLM document entitled “Cattle Trespass Impacts” directly states that Bundy’s cattle “impacts” solar development, more specifically the construction of “utility-scale solar power generation facilities” on “public lands.” …

Back in 2012, the New American reported that Harry Reid’s son, Rory Reid, was the chief representative for a Chinese energy firm planning to build a $5-billion solar plant on public land in Laughlin, Nevada.

All signs point to the standoff being volatile and worsening. Some sane person in authority, like Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval or Sen. Dean Heller, should intervene to defuse this increasingly incendiary situation.

H/t FOTM’s swampygirl and CSM.

~Eowyn

9 responses to “Standoff between armed BLM feds vs. Nevada ranch worsens

  1. As I noted on Steve’s thread, this is going to get really ugly before it’s over.

    As for Clark County Commissar Collins, let’s just hope the good people of Clark County show him the door – before I say what I really think of this hideous stinking puke.

    -My “F” key is on the verge of failing as it is.

    -Dave

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  2. This is an ugly and evil development, filled with traps and snares. Has anyone heard from Congress on this issue? No? I didn’t think so. Let’s remember that in the next elections.

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  3. The thing is, this is not Federal land, it is state land. The Feds have zero cause to be there legally.
    Reid is one filthy monster, as well as his sons.
    There is a letter posted by the Bundy Daughter explaining what is involved and why her dad stop paying the fees. Makes total sense now.
    I pray the people all over the country stand up, but that it ends peacefully.
    Everything they have been doing to us, has been a test to see how much we will take.

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    • Glenn, I was sorta wondering about the fee’s he had not paid also, and who exactly owned the land. So I did a little search and found this. Hope this helps explain to some.

      So here is a copy and paste of some guy asks..

      “So, Bundy owns the cattle but not the land, as I’m understanding.”

      UPDATE: The land is not federally owned, it is federally protected public land.
      (Here is first comment)

      http://www.dailypaul.com/316556/harry-reids-connection-to-bu

      I’m going to iterate this one more time in hopes that one of the guys or gals there in the Bunker will see it and check it out.

      “Alex and all…

      Stop calling it federally owned land.

      It is not federally owned… it is federally protected public land!

      Under the Constitution, the feds can only own 100 square miles as a center of administration, and small tracts purchased or donated by the states that can be shown as necessary to the administration of Constitutional federal jurisdiction.

      Besides, the land being stolen by the feds here is land that is held by the state of Nevada! The feds have absolutely NO jurisdiction other than by contract to patrol it for the state …The Nevada governor for his inaction should be impeached, and the sheriff of the county should be Arrested as an accessory to grand theft!”
      (And now the second)

      The BLM was to manage the land, Bundy retained the rights to graze on the land. Something changed in 1993, where probably a regulation was enacted, that charged Bundy and other ranchers a fee to graze, which Bundy claimed violated his preemptive right to graze on the land.

      In my opinion, other ranchers threw in the towel when the fees became such that grazing cattle on land managed by the BLM became excessive and they couldn’t make a living (which is probably why Bundy is the last rancher in that part of the state).

      The legislature of Nevada has final say over the BLM managing the land, which I don’t believe was ever sought or granted.

      If this is the case, the governor and sheriff have the right to order the BLM off the land.

      NRS 328.075  Procedure; limits of federal jurisdiction.

      1.  Upon application by an officer of an agency or instrumentality of the United States in accordance with Clause 17 of Section 8 of Article I of the Constitution of the United States, the Legislature, or the Legislative Commission when the Legislature is not in regular session, may by resolution cede concurrent criminal jurisdiction to the United States respecting any land held by the United States for the erection of forts, magazines, arsenals, dockyards or other needful buildings, or for another governmental purpose authorized by the Constitution, subject to the conditions and reservations set forth in this section and NRS 328.085. Jurisdiction other than concurrent criminal jurisdiction may be ceded only by the Legislature when in regular session.

      2.  Federal jurisdiction over land to which this State has not ceded its jurisdiction is limited to carrying out governmental purposes authorized by the Constitution of the United States, and federal jurisdiction over lands held for other purposes is limited to that exercisable by an ordinary proprietor under the laws of this State.

      3.  An application for a cession of jurisdiction must set forth:

      (a) The purpose of the application and the nature and extent of the jurisdiction sought;

      (b) The legal description of the land involved, together with a map of the land;

      (c) A statement of the governmental purpose to be carried out on the land and the federal statute authorizing that activity; and

      (d) A verification by an officer of the agency or instrumentality who has knowledge of the contents of the application.

      4.  The Legislative Commission, upon the advice of the Attorney General and after a hearing, may cede concurrent criminal jurisdiction to the United States on behalf of this State if it finds that the contents of the application are true and the cession is in the best interests of this State. Notice of its hearing must be given as required by law.

      (Added to NRS by 1981, 918)

      http://www.leg.state.nv.us/NRS/NRS-328.html#NRS328Sec075

      …may by resolution cede concurrent criminal jurisdiction to the United States respecting any land held by the United States for the erection of forts, magazines, arsenals, dockyards or other needful buildings,

      Did anyone notice any forts, magazines, arsenals, dockyards or other needful buildings on the property?

      The excuse of protecting the desert tortoise is a distraction. Running 1000 head of cattle on 600,00 acres wouldn’t endanger the tortoise based on the word of some yahoo environmentalist.

      Someone will correct me if I’m wrong.

      Hope this helps..LOL
      Steve

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  4. One of the rancher’s friends speaks out.

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  5. Reblogged this on CrashCourse.

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  6. A titanic mess, made far worse by feral gubbmint’s involvement, most likely to end in a Waco or Ruby Ridge disaster of the Fed’s making. What ever happened to the Bibilical injunction, “Come, let us reason together.”?

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