BLM halts seizure of Nevada rancher’s cattle, citing safety concerns

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BLM halts seizure of Nevada rancher’s cattle, citing safety concerns

Fearing for their safety as armed protesters gathered in the Nevada back country, federal officials on Saturday suddenly ended a controversial effort to seize hundreds of cattle that a rancher has kept illegally on public land.

The cattle ranch’s owner, Cliven Bundy, and hundreds of armed supporters had threatened to forcefully keep Bureau of Land Management employees from rounding up the approximately 900 cattle. Nearly 400 of the cattle had been seized during the past week. They were being held nearby and could be sent to Utah, authorities said.

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Apr 12

Owl: Nevada Land Fight About Fracking Over Cattle? Senator Harry Reid Making a Bundle Sponsoring Chinese Solar Power Plant on Public Land Tea Party Calls This Our Tiananmen Square Showdown — Snipers and Blackwater Deployed

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Who? Who?

The futurist lets it rip:

Gerald Celente: Bundy Range War a Fascist Dream

The real reason they are going after Bundy, making way for the frackers? Mike Adams lays out the case in detail for frackers behind federal persecution of Bundy:

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. 

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BLM sells 29 oil, gas leases in northeast Nevada

BLM fracking racket exposed! Armed siege and cattle theft from Bundy ranch really about fracking leases

Or maybe THIS is the real reason they are after Bundy: Senator Harry Reid & son will make a bundle:

“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. And journalist Marcus Stern with Reuters also reported that Sen. Reid was heavily involved in the deal as well. [Reid] and his oldest son, Rory, are both involved in an effort by a Chinese energy giant, ENN Energy Group, to build a $5 billion solar farm and panel manufacturing plant in the southern Nevada desert,” he wrote. “Reid has been one of the project’s most prominent advocates, helping recruit the company during a 2011 trip to China and applying his political muscle on behalf of the project in Nevada.” “His son, a lawyer with a prominent Las Vegas firm that is representing ENN, helped it locate a 9,000-acre (3,600-hectare) desert site that it is buying well below appraised value from Clark County, where Rory Reid formerly chaired the county commission.” Although these reports are in plain view, the mainstream media has so far ignored this link.”

More:

Breaking: Sen. Harry Reid Behind BLM Land Grab of Bundy Ranch

Tea Party Lawmaker: Nev. Cattle Roundup ‘Reminded Me Of Tiananmen Square

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Apr 12

Lee Camp: (YouTube 5:30) World Bank President Complains that Internet is Exposing Worker Conditions Worldwide

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Apr 12

SchwartzReport: Florida Dade County Reaches New Low in Voter Suppression — Long Lines AND All Restrooms are CLOSED

Stephan A. Schwartz

Stephan A. Schwartz

This is the length to which the Republican Party is willing to go to suppress voting. This is the direct result of the gutting of the Voting Rights Act by the activist Robert’s court. Voter suppression ought to be the subject of an intense national debate — as it was in the Civil Rights era — covered const! antly by the media since it strikes at the very foundation of democracy. That it is not is highly revealing of where we are as a country.

New Rule Prohibits Voters In Miami-Dade County From Using The Restroom, No Matter How Long The Line
NICOLE FLATOW – Think Progress

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Apr 12

Mini-Me: Nevada Stand-Off YouTubes from 773,010 Views On Down

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.Ranch Riot!! Bundy Ranch Protesters Tasered by Federal Agents and Attacked by K9′s.

773,010 Views Uniforms with dogs without a clue. Protesters without a clue as well.

Revolution in Nevada to Save Cliven Bundy

34,286 Views Militant call to arms including plans to use force.

URGENT! Nevada militia is mobilizing! Cliven Bundy ranch

22,267 Views White woman, “people are getting fed up” — group going into DC on May 16th.

Waco-Style Confrontation Looms in Nevada!!

15,460 Views Alex Jones’ version of what is going on.

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Apr 11

Owl: Nevada Set to Explode — Every Cop a Target – Feds Tazer Son – Nevada State Officials Blast Federal Idiocy – Country Commissioner Corruption In Question

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Note this comment after a recent article on this in Alex Jones:

“When the pigs start killin…..the state of Nevada will ignite…..no cop anywhere will be safe, black, white, whatever….we all know who the MAN is, and we will unite and we will strike back, everywhere……”

What is most striking to me in the videos of the defenders of Cliven Bundy is their intense, near-savage anger. And not just any typical anti-government anger, but an anger erupting volcano-like from an enormous well of frustration at the government combined with an acute sense of personal sufferings from whatever cause. The specific frustrations, angers and fears they have appear to be metastasizing into a kind of seething mass forming into a toxic projectile in search of a target that is or merely looks like government and business authority. For the the fascist nexus of government and business, this is just another routine land-grab and power play done at the expense of one typical group of victims, white poor and proles. Nothing special about it, all done in a day’s work. And it could have been done against any other disenfranchised group, whether black, brown, yellow, whatever color. Doesn’t matter. The money they rip off from a diversity of social, religious, ethnic groups is still green. But the gov-bus fascists and crony capitalists may have underestimated their would-be victims this time, as the signs are emerging in their sheer numbers they are not “taking it” any more. Clark County Commissioner Tom Collins is very representative of the mega-arrogance and mega-ignorance of the crony-fascist cabals that put such people into positions of authority in order to represent their interests. This arrogance and ignorance always blinds them to essential facets of their own self-interest. As an example of the blindness and lack of imagination of these pathologically self-interested fascists, we notice that when Collins says the defenders of Bundy “better have funeral plans”, it never occurs to him and his fascist backers the blistering rancor they have ignited among the militias members – who have guns and know how to use them – may require Collins and his henchmen to begin plans for their own funeral.

County Commissioner Says Bundy Supporters “Better Have Funeral Plans”

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Apr 11

Owl: Is Nevada the New Waco or Bunker Hill? 5,000 Militia Swarm to Confront Federal “Gestapo” Abuse of 67 Year Old Land Grazer – Are Corporate Interests Behind This?

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Who? Who?

Bunkerville, Nevada: the 21rst Century Lexington, MA?

The Feds may have bit off more than they can chew if the number of militia members – 5,000, outnumbering by a wide margin the number of federal law enforcers – in article and video is correct. This might be the place where the Second American Revolution against the 1% starts, unless Obama’s BLM storm troopers back off:

“An area just outside of the little town of Bunkerville, Nevada, with a population of around a thousand people, may go down in history. This little spot in the desert may be compared with Lexington, Massachusetts, the site of the “shot heard round the world” – the first shot fired in the American Revolution. Because it looks like the second American Revolution may start there…and soon.

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Apr 11

Veterans Today: US Produced Sarin Gas for Syrian Rebels, in Georgia (the Country Next to Russia)

veterans todayUS Produced Sarin Gas Used in Syria

Jeffrey K. Silverman

Veterans Today, 8 April 2014

Jeffrey K. Silverman, 22 years resident of the former Soviet Union, since October 1991, resides in Tbilisi Georgia worked with Radio Free Europe, crime, corruption and terrorism report. USAR, 100th Division Training, Fort Knox and Blue Grass Army Chemical Weapons Depot, both Kentucky bases: decorated veteran, 19D, Calvary Scout. Jeffrey has a track record in breaking through language barriers and bureaucracies to gather information under unconventional circumstances.

EXTRACT

Journalists Jeffrey Silverman and Lika Moshiashvili are credited with having discovered the secret and illegal operations taking place in the US-controlled Central Reference Laboratory (CPHRL) in the Tbilisi suburb the Alekseevka Settlement.”As soon as this scary information was made known to the public, Georgia & World contacted Tbilisi based American journalist and researcher Jeffrey Silverman.

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A number of labs, strewn across Eastern Europe, are linked like an umbilicial cord to the Biological Weapons Proliferation Prevention (BWPP) programme and various projects within it. This programme provides a cover for what is most likely an offensive programme. If the strains they are investigating turn out to be antibiotic resistant, this implies they are conducting ongoing research into special organisms that can eat bacteria and attack infections that are antibiotic resistant, which can be quickly accessed.  Whoever has the capacity to release these controls the bioweapons battlefield.

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Apr 10

Mini-Me: Carnegie Calls for Military to Hunt Corruption – Are They Proposing a Coup d’Etat in the USA?

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The Military Must Hunt Corruption, Not Just Terrorists

Sarah Chayes

Senior Associate  Democracy and Rule of Law Program South Asia Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Defense One, 6 April 2014

As popular uprisings keep toppling governments like bowling pins, the latest round has morphed into a great power face-off — with Russia and the West glowering at each other across a divided Ukraine. Thailand, a key United States military friend in Southeast Asia, could be next on the list. Thousands of protests rock Chinese provinces each month, worrying President Xi Jinping’s still-green administration. The Egyptian and Syrian revolutions have spun off into bloody and widening strife, while extremist insurgencies in Afghanistan, Nigeria and the Philippines stubbornly challenge state stability.

What links these far-flung events, most of them high on the U.S. list of security priorities? Corruption. Not garden-variety corruption, the kind that exists everywhere. Acute and systemic corruption has taken hold in these countries. And it is driving indignant populations, who are networked and communicating as never before, to extremes. Around the world, pervasive corruption drives a list of other security risks too, such as terrorist facilitation; traffic in weapons or drugs; nuclear proliferation; theft of intellectual property; fractured financial systems; and governments that are enmeshed with transnational criminal superpowers. And yet, U.S. military and intelligence officials seem blind to both the character and the security implications of this type of corruption. Like an odorless gas, it fuels all these dangers without attracting much policy response inside or outside of Foggy Bottom.

It’s time to start paying attention. For, if military and civilian strategists agree on anything these days, it’s the need to reduce U.S. reliance on military responses to overseas crises. But to get there, containing military spending or constraining our forces’ missions won’t be enough. For starters, U.S. national security leaders urgently need a better grasp of the factors that build these crises. Then they must design and implement more precise and effective interactions with those factors upstream, before crises develop.

Acute corruption, in other words, can no longer be seen as just a nuisance or a “values issue” to be handed off for technical programming to the U.S. Agency for International Development. Even less should it be considered a factor of stability, as some maintain. Corruption is a problem that must be mainstreamed into national security decision-making. For military leaders, that means tasking intelligence collectors and analysts with new questions. It means better tailoring the terms of military assistance and the tenor of military-to-military relationships. And it means changing the ways that forward-deployed units gain access to territory and partner with locals once there.

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Apr 9

Chris Hedge: The Crucible of Iraq – Best Book from Worst War

Chris Hedges

Chris Hedges

The Crucible of Iraq

The Corpse Exhibition: And Other Stories of Iraq, by Hassan Blasim, is the most important book to come out of the Iraq War. Blasim, whom I met with last week in Princeton, N.J., has a faultless eye for revealing detail, a ribald black humor and a psychological brilliance that makes every story in his book a depth charge. In this collection of short stories he explores through fiction the culture of violence unleashed under the bloody dictatorship of Saddam Hussein and exacerbated by an American occupation that has destroyed the damaged social cohesion and civil life that survived Saddam’s regime. His prose, courtesy of a brilliant translation by  Jonathan Wright, is lyrical, taut, and riveting.

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Militarism and violence are diseases. It does not matter under what guise they appear. Renegade jihadists, Shiite death squads, Sunni militias, Saddam’s Baathists and secret police, Kurdish Peshmerga rebels, al-Qaida cells, gangs of kidnappers and the U.S. Army 101st Airborne are all infected with the same virus. And it is a virus Blasim fearlessly inspects. By the end of this short-story collection the reader grasps, in a way no soldier’s memoir or journalistic account from Iraq can explicate, the crucible of war and the unmitigated horror of violence itself. The book is a masterpiece.

“When I was 6, during my first year at school, the Iran-Iraq War erupted,” Blasim told me in a mixture of English and Arabic. “We were living in Kirkuk. We were taught in school to draw tanks or the face of Ayatollah Khomeini as the enemy. The city of Kirkuk was beautiful. There were flowers everywhere. But we were never taught the names of the flowers. Even today I do not know the names of these flowers. I tried to learn their names as an adult.”

“There was a culture of violence that predated the occupation,” he said…

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Apr 8