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Senator Harry Reid is getting slammed on his public Facebook page, following statements made about the Bureau of Land Management’s handling of Cliven Bundy’s Ranch.  Reid, who is tied to at least two financial interests in the BLM’s action against the cattle rancher, recently stated the situation is “not over.”

Since then Reid’s Facebook page, has been swamped by people who have very little nice to say too him or about him. For me, level of anger shown in regard to the Bundy Ranch situation provides a telling insight into the prevailing public sentiment.

A downtown tour of Las Vegas with Zappo’s Chief Exec Tony Hsieh, last Tuesday was met with less than 100 ‘likes.’ Many used the posting to express how they feel towards the senior Senator from Nevada.

“Creep! Creep! Go to jail….hang from the peoples rope,” wrote one man. “You are a criminal. I cannot wait until I hear the sound of your neck in a gallows.” Another, this one from a woman, was short and simple: “Harry Reid is a political terrorist.”

Unfortunately, it seems the social site is carrying Reid’s water for him now by censoring other sites.

Last Thursday, Fox News commentator Todd Starnes got tripped up by Facebook’ ever changing community standards.  His post was removed after he wrote something about Bundy’s cows.

“Rancher Bundy should’ve told the feds that those were Mexican cows – who came across the border illegally to seek better grazing opportunities. It was an act of love.”

According to Starnes, “I realized I had landed in the Facebook gulag when I tried to post our daily Bible verse.  However, I was unable to post anything because Facebook had taken great offense to something I had written.”

Starnes is quick to point out that Facebook has the right to censor him since it is their company but adds they should be unbiased.

“And while they may censor conservative and Christian postings, Facebook is quite welcoming and affirming to leftwing diatribes against Republicans, religion and the Tea Party,” he writes.  “I just wish the folks at Facebook were a bit more tolerant — and diverse.

However, Starnes isn’t the only online casualty of free speech and opinion. The group “Oath Keepers” found themselves offline after putting out a new call for more Patriots and Minute Men to come and stand watch at the Bundy Ranch.

“We need boots on the ground,” Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes posted, “We want you here, standing watch, which is appropriate for us Oath Keepers since our motto is “Not on Our Watch.”

Since then the site has been re-activated and a new message sent by Rhodes, explaining what happened. They have since resorted to a back-up communications system at oath-keepers.blogspot.com.

The timing of these three events is curious — considering they all happened shortly after a call to action, on news and pictures showing the cows killed by the BLM and word of Reid‘s underhanded dealings with regard to the land.

jeremiah

Jeremiah was called to prophetic ministry around 626 B.C., where he wrote, “They have built the high places of Baal to burn their children in the fire as offerings to Baal –something I did not command or mention, nor did it enter my mind.”  Jeremiah 19:5 (NIV)

In the book of Jeremiah, the prophet was preaching judgment against Judah. Jeremiah was concerned about the nation worshiping Baal, the god of the rain, thunder, fertility and agriculture.

King Josiah began a religious reform in Judah at about 622 BC.  When Jeremiah received his call to be a prophet, he spurred Josiah’s reforms on.

But after the death of Josiah, Jehoahaz was placed on the throne but the Egyptians took him into exile after only three months. The Egyptians then made Jehoiakim king; he allowed the swift deterioration of Josiah’s reforms.

Many abuses had found their way into the life of the people. Outspoken heathenism had been introduced by such men as King Manasseh, even the sacrifice of children to the honor of Baal-Molech in the valley of Hinnom, and the worship of “the queen of heaven”

The Egyptians were eventually toppled by the Babylonians (present day Iraq) at in 605 B.C. The Babylonians then laid siege to Jerusalem.

Because the King failed to repent Judah was eventually sacked around 586 B.C., by the Babylonians.

From the time Jeremiah began prophesying to the downfall of Judah, only 40 years passed. The length of time becomes important when you learn that in March 2014 the UK Telegraph reported: The bodies of thousands of aborted and miscarried babies were incinerated as clinical waste, with some even used to heat hospitals.  At least 15,500 fetal remains were incinerated over the last two years alone while he mothers were told the remains had been ‘cremated.’

And while the above news story regards the spiritual health of Britain, the U.S. is no better shape.

A New Jersey family is suing the Matawan-Aberdeen Regional School District and its superintendent, seeking to have the phrase “under God” removed from the Pledge of Allegiance that students recite every day. A lawsuit filed in Superior Court in Monmouth County on behalf of the family, who wish to remain unidentified, and the American Humanist Association claims that the practice of acknowledging God in the pledge of allegiance discriminates against atheists, in violation of New Jersey’s constitution.

This should scare the hell out of you as it has me. Fortunately, there is still time to repent and turn back toward the Lord.

gila trout

The Laney Cattle Company in New Mexico has used public lands for grazing since 1883 and in 1986; the adjacent Diamond Bar Ranch was acquired by the Laney family. Now the US Forest Service says they’re no longer entitled to do so, and has posted notices along the fence line of their property advising people not to attempt to enter the ranch.

Originally, the Laney property was 115 acres surrounded by 144,000 acres of public lands for which Kit Laney paid grazing rights. But after a “study” by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service decided that the lands could not sustain his 1,188 head of cattle, the USFWS reduced his cattle herd to 300 head.

Then on April 12th, of this year, Laney was served with a notice that his ranch would be shut down within five days and his 300 head of “trespass” cattle removed from the land. Now they say that the cattle may be redeemed if the Laney’s pay the $40,950 cost of rounding up 80 head of cattle.

New Mexico’s “Brand Law” states that cattle cannot be transported across state lines without permission from the State Livestock Board. News reports say Catron County Sheriff Cliff Snyder notified the Forest Service the law will be enforced.

“I intend to enforce the state livestock laws in my county. I will not allow anyone, in violation of state law, to ship Diamond Bar Cattle out of my county.” Sheriff Cliff Snyder.

This comes just a week after Rancher Cliven Bundy experienced a similar situation in Nevada.

And it isn’t all about cattle and grazing rights either. Water is significant issue in for the Laney Cattle Company/Diamond Bar.

The courts have been siding with the USFS, stating that just because someone has been there a long time, doesn’t mean they have rights to use public lands or water. Laney attorneys used the Mining Act to show private rights to the water and land, but the court rejected the argument.

They are working hard to prepare their case for court yet again, this time with references to other cases, including the Wayne Hage decision from last year in Nevada.

There is also the endangered specie called the Gila trout. The same study by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that showed grazing had badly damaged the wilderness’ streams and creeks, had also further threatened the fish.

In 2003, the Center for Biological Diversity sued the Forest Service. In their court petition, they argued that grazing has been ongoing for at least five months, in defiance of a 1997 federal court order against the same ranchers who illegally grazed these National Forests in 1996.

“These ranchers are treating our public lands like their private property and defying the courts, while their cattle are causing untold damage to wildlife habitat,” said Dr. Martin Taylor, a conservation biologist with the Center. “I saw cattle destroying the few pools where endangered Gila trout were still hanging on during one of the worst droughts in history.”

And just like in the Bundy Ranch stand-off, Laney found himself arrested and jailed for five months after assaulting a federal officer. The Denver Post wrote in 2005:

“When the Forest Service slashed the number of cattle he could run, Laney refused to sign his permit and grazed his cattle in the wilderness anyway. When the Forest Service hired contractors to remove the animals, he confronted them, charging them on horseback and whipping one man with his reins, according to an indictment.”

Lands are being seized, and animals removed one way or the other.

And in Wyoming, BLM agents rounded up 40 wild horses before turning them over to state authorities. At that point, Wyoming officials sold to a Canadian slaughterhouse.

The roundup, which happened about a month ago, concluded with the sale of more than 40 horses to the Alberta-based slaughterhouse, bringing in a total of $1,640.

And though wild horses are protected by federal law, the BLM contends these animals do not qualify for such protection. Instead, the agency claims they are strays — having descended from domesticated horses about 40 years ago.

Colorado’s Cloud Foundation. Paula Todd King asked, “How long does a horse have to live wild and free before its considered wild?”

King may never get an answer because of biodiversity and Agenda 21, which came out of the 1992 Earth Summit, officially known as the ‘United Nations Conference on Environment and Development.’ Proponents of Agenda 21 want more than 50 percent of the U.S. to be set aside as “wild lands”, where no human can enter.

Presidents Bill Clinton, George H. Bush, and Barack Obama, through Executive Orders, have signed onto Agenda 21. In fact, many National Parks already have UN signs at their entrances reading: “World Heritage Site and International Biosphere Reserve.”

Obviously, the BLM, the USPS and the USFWS all have more than just a public relations nightmare on their hands, they are a part of the nightmare befalling the U.S.

gas prices

Nevada gas prices are on the rise reports AAA.  The average price per gallon for regular unleaded fuel is $3.50, up 17 cents from a month ago, although it’s still down from the same time last year when it was $3.83.

Reno drivers are seeing the most expensive gas prices in the state at $3.75 per gallon, while in Elko, prices rose by 5 cents to $3.64. In Las Vegas, the average price per gallon is $3.42.

AAA says gas prices are following their usual trend of rising in the spring and heading toward a peak in the summer. Prices are expected to rise in the next month due to seasonal refinery maintenance and a mandatory switch to summer-blend gasoline.

“There is a reason why we typically see gas prices rise as the weather becomes warmer. Each spring, refiners must start producing their summer-blend gasoline by May 1, and that process is well underway,” said Rolayne Fairclough, AAA Nevada spokesperson. “Additional additives are put into the gasoline to make it burn properly, so that it will meet clean-air standards. The cost of those additives is passed on to the consumer.”

Of cities surveyed in the Lower 48 states, the lowest price, $3.29 a gallon, was in Salt Lake City. Los Angeles had the highest, at $4.26. The lowest price in California was in Sacramento, $3.95, with Eureka coming in 16 cents higher.

However, the average price of regular in California is now $4.16, up 19 cents from two weeks ago.

Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg says the average U.S. price of gasoline has jumped 9 cents a gallon in the past two weeks, bringing the total increase to 40 cents over 10 weeks.

The average for a gallon of regular is now $3.69. Midgrade averages $3.88 and premium is $4.02, with the national average price at $3.49 per gallon.

Meanwhile a new study, commissioned by the federal government, says that biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are actually worse than gasoline when it comes to global warming. The research published in the journal Nature Climate Change challenges the Obama administration’s conclusions that biofuels are a much cleaner oil alternative and will help fight climate change.

The study is being criticized by industry experts and Obama administration as being flawed. Both claim biofuels are better for the environment than are gasoline and corn ethanol.

A 2007 law requires they release 60 percent less carbon than gas to qualify as renewable fuel. They have struggled to reach the volumes required by law.

After the federal Bureau of Land Management agents backed down at the Cliven Bundy Ranch last weekend, ample evidence has surfaced indicating the standoff between the government and the Nevada ranching family is far from over. Throughout the weeklong stalemate, members of the Bundy family were physically assaulted by armed officers, numerous cows were shot dead, and protesters faced threats of gunfire for merely expressing their outrage.

Now Senator Harry Reid is escalating the war of words over the dispute, labeling the Nevada cattle rancher’s supporters “domestic terrorists” during an event in Las Vegas Thursday. During a ‘Hash tags and Headlines’ event at the Paris Hotel & Casino, Reid referred to Bundy supporters as “nothing more than domestic terrorists,” adding, “I repeat: what happened there was domestic terrorism.”

domestic terrorist

Reid was referring to the stand-off Saturday in Bunkerville where Minutemen and Patriots forced BLM agents to back down and release around 380 head of cattle belonging to Bundy that had been seized over the course of the previous week.

Reid claims Bundy views the United States as a “foreign government,” while accusing his supporters of goading violence.

“There were hundreds, hundreds of people from around the country that came there,” Reid said. “They had sniper rifles in the freeway. They had weapons, automatic weapons. They had children lined up. They wanted to make sure they got hurt first. What if others tried the same thing?”

Despite Reid’s characterization of Minutemen and Patriots as “domestic terrorists,” the only violence metered out during the dispute was when BLM agents tasered and assaulted them during an incident April 9th. Theirs is however, the matter of the killing of several cows by agents.

The BLM admits to slaughtering two bulls belonging to Bundy during their round-up of his cattle. The BLM claims the bulls “posed a safety hazard” but refused to elaborate. Bundy supporters have pointed to photographs which seem to show one of the bulls having suffered a gunshot wound.

Nevada State Assemblywoman Michele Fiore tweeted photos showing federal agents did much more than herd hundreds of cows away from Bundy Ranch in Clark County, Nevada, before backing down. The graphic images are proof that multiple head of cattle were slaughtered, apparently under the direction of BLM agents.

“They had total control of this land for one week, and look at the destruction they did in one week,” said Corey Houston, friend of the Bundy family. “So why would you trust somebody like that? And how does that show that they’re a better steward?”

The photos show the dead and decaying cattle, offering little room for speculation beyond the assumption that BLM agents were complicit in their deaths. Some close-up shots show the entrance point of wounds that took down the family’s livestock.

Cliven Bundy’s son Ryan shared video on FOX News of what he believed to be a mass grave dug by the government. He noted that at least one dead cow could be seen in the 18-by-45 foot area.

Officials have yet to comment on the video.

Amy Lueders, the Nevada state director for the BLM, said the agency does have a “protocol,” but would not release any numbers for animals they have found dead or that they have euthanized.

“In terms of the number that we’ve found, animals who are, I think, deceased on the range, or if we’ve had to euthanize an animal, we don’t have an answer to that question at this time,” Lueders said. “We will euthanize an animal during the impoundment if they show dangerous characteristics, threaten the health and safety of the employees, display a hopeless prognosis for life.”

“So, we do have a protocol in terms of when we would euthanize animals,” she added. “But we don’t have any answers at this time in terms of the numbers.”

Finally, notice the glaring hypocrisy of animal rights groups, like ‘People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals,’ who, at this point, have remained largely silent about allegations of cattle mistreatment on the ranch by federal forces. As search of their national website yields nothing about the cruelty inflicted on the Bundy Ranch cattle.

Immediately after what many considered a victory against a tyrannical federal agency, a number of Progressive voices — including Reid — indicated the action against this family will continue.

In response, Texas Congressman Steve Stockman sent a letter to Barack Obama, Department of the Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, and BLM Director Neil Kornze, laying out his position that any such action by the agency would violate the U.S. Constitution.

“Because of this standoff,” he wrote, “I have looked into BLM’s authority to conduct such paramilitary raids against American citizens, and it appears that BLM is acting in a lawless manner in Nevada.”

He cited the limited powers granted to the federal government, noting the bureau has no “right to assume preemptory police powers, that role being reserved to the States,” and explained “many federal laws require the federal government to seek assistance from local law enforcement whenever the use of force may become necessary.”

The letter included a section of the U.S. Code — 43 U.S.C. Section 1733, Subsection C — stating exactly that point: “When the Secretary determines that assistance is necessary in enforcing Federal laws and regulations relating to the public lands or their resources he shall offer a contract to appropriate local officials having law enforcement authority within their respective jurisdictions with the view of achieving maximum feasible reliance upon local law enforcement officials in enforcing such laws and regulations.”

In the case of the Bundy Ranch, he continued, “the relevant local law enforcement officials appear to be the Sheriff of Clark County, Nevada, Douglas C. Gillespie.”

Gillespie, however, conspicuously took a back seat to BLM forces during the standoff.

“Indeed,” Stockman wrote, “the exact type of crisis that the federal government has provoked at the Bundy ranch is the very type of incident that Congress knew could be avoided by relying on local law enforcement officials.”

The stated purpose of the correspondence is for the Obama administration “to bring the BLM into compliance with 43 U.S.C. Section 1733.”

Absent a full investigation into the agency’s actions, he concluded, “the federal government must not only stand down, but remove all federal personnel from anywhere near the Bundy ranch.”

Legislators and law enforcement personnel have stood alongside state militia members and the Bundy family in opposing the excessive force employed by the BLM. Stockman’s letter adds even more weight to the growing sentiment against the federal overreach.

No matter where you stand on the Bundy issue, Reid’s characterization of American protesters as “domestic terrorists” is chilling and a massive backlash is almost certain to follow.

It also fits the narrative that the federal government has been pushing for years through literature such as the Missouri Information Analysis Center report, which framed Ron Paul supporters, libertarians, people who display bumper stickers, people who own gold or even people who fly a U.S. flag, as potential terrorists. In 2012, a Homeland Security study was leaked characterized Americans who are “suspicious of centralized federal authority,” and “reverent of individual liberty” as “extreme right-wing” terrorists.

Reid attracted controversy late last week when he promised that the BLM’s fight with Bundy was “not over”. The Nevada Senator was hit with accusations of cronyism after his former staffer Neil Kornze was confirmed as the new BLM director earlier last month.

Reid is obviously angry after his complicity in the siege against the Bundy family was exposed and became a viral story. Although many news outlets claimed this issue was “debunked,” Reid’s involvement in a solar farm just 35 miles from Bundy’s ranch is well documented.

Archived files which were also deleted from the BLM’s own website confirmed that confiscating Bundy’s cattle was necessary in order to clear the way for lucrative solar deals with transnational corporations.

In 2003, the Nevada Democrat publicly banned relatives from lobbying him or his staff after newspaper reports showed that Nevada industries and institutions routinely turned to Senator Harry Reid’s sons or son-in-law for representation. Then in 2007, after a controversy over the number of lawmaker relatives engaged in lobbying, Congress passed the ‘Honest Leadership and Open Government Act,’ sharply restricting the lobbying activities of close relatives of members of Congress.

Most people in Nevada though have come to understand that such laws don’t apply to Harry Reid.  Such appears to be the case of a planned solar power plant that had been backed by the senior statesman.

That plan is now defunct, but it was for a lack of trying on Senator Reid’s part.

Reid and his son, Rory, were both deeply involved in a deal with the Chinese-owned ENN Energy Group to build a $5 billion solar farm in Laughlin, Nevada. That’s about 177 miles away from Bundy’s ranch in Bunkerville, Nevada, and 213 miles from the Gold Butte area located in what local’s call the ‘Nipple of Nevada,” and where Bundy ‘s cattle graze.

Rory began to working for the Las Vega law firm representing ENN in 2011. The Chinese company eventually shelved the project in June 2013 after it failed to find a customer. This, despite the pressure applied by the senior Reid on Nevada’s chief electricity provider to get behind the project.

Reid said the complex “would start tomorrow if NV Energy would purchase the power,” but the company “has not been willing to work on this and that’s such a shame.”

His remarks were the linkage between the Nevada utility and the clean energy project. Previously, the project was aimed at serving utilities in California, where state officials now say they have no interest in importing power from other states.

Reid indicated there have been overtures to gauge NV Energy’s interest in buying power from the Laughlin venture. He characterized NV Energy’s response as “weak excuses,” including what he described as the utility’s doubts that the Nevada Public Utilities Commission would approve the purchase.

“NV Energy is a regulated monopoly,” Reid claimed. “They control 95 percent of all the electricity that is produced in Nevada and they should go along with this.”

NV Energy spokeswoman Jennifer Schuricht said the utility is not in the market for more renewable energy at this time, having exceeded the state’s requirement that 15 percent of its portfolio originate from clean sources. The company does not plan to issue new requests for power until sometime this year and in 2015, and will do so through competitive bidding.

“NV Energy would certainly welcome a bid from ENN when we issue the next RFP (request for proposals), and their success, like all other projects, would be dependent on the benefits, especially price, that they can demonstrate for the customers of NV Energy,” Schuricht said in a statement.

This isn’t the first time Reid has sought to influence NV Energy on clean energy policy. In a televised interview in April 2012, Reid said he did not believe the utility had “done enough to allow renewable energy to thrive” in Nevada.

As Reid embraced renewable energy in his vision for Nevada and sought to recruit investors, he fought NV Energy plans for a $5 billion coal-fired plant in Ely. That project was shelved in 2009.

Reid has also played a key role in introducing Nevada to ENN, a Chinese conglomerate looking to invest $8 billion in U.S. clean energy over the coming decade. Reid has toured ENN facilities in China, and its chairman, Wang Yusuo, spoke at Reid’s annual clean energy summit in August 2012 at the Bellagio in Las Vegas.

Along with the solar power plant connection there’s Interstate 11, which would link Las Vegas with Phoenix. In a statement, Reid said that by connecting two of the largest cities in the southwestern U.S. would create jobs, increase commerce and boost tourism to Nevada.

“For years, I have worked with local stakeholders to make Interstate 11 a reality,” he said. “I fought long and hard to get this provision included in the transportation bill and I am pleased the House agreed to keep my Senate provision.”

Most of I-11′s proposed route in the Las Vegas Valley has already been constructed as I-515 from Railroad Pass to Las Vegas, passing through Henderson, Paradise, and Winchester.  The highway would overlap and replace existing I-515 in Las Vegas, U.S. Route 93 from Boulder City, Nevada to Kingman, Arizona.

Harry Reid owns a major tract of land in Bullhead City, which is only 36 miles away. And as many rural Nevadans understand, Harry doesn’t do or say anything unless it is financially helpful to him or his crones.

Gunning for Your Guns

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Recently I posted through several social media outlets:  “After what happened in Bunkerville, Nevada this weekend, expected an all-out Progressive assault on the Second Amendment and your guns.”

This was in reference to the Bundy/Bureau of Land Management stand-off in Southern Nevada near Las Vegas. I made the comment after the BLM blinked during a stare down with hundred’s armed Minute Men and Patriots.

My prediction didn’t take long to come to fruition…

Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg says he’s going spend $50 million to build a “nationwide grass-roots network to motivate” anti-gun voters. The billionaire wants to create the anti-Second Amendment version of the National Rifle Association and eventually overpower the NRA.

Bloomberg says gun control advocates should learn from the NRA. His plan calls for a restructuring of the gun control groups he funds, which include, “Mayors Against Illegal Guns” and “Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America.”

“We’ve got to make them afraid of us,” Bloomberg told the New York Times.

The New York State Rifle and Pistol Association saw its membership nearly double last year to more than 41,000 following passage of the Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act of 2013. The SAFE Act, pushed through the Legislature less than a month after the Sandy Hook elementary school massacre, requires owners of newly banned assault weapons to register them with police.

In Connecticut, a similar registration requirement for ‘assault’ weapons went into effect on December 31st. An estimated 50,000 weapons have been registered so far; a number that authorities estimate is just 15 percent of the total.

On the upside, the Arizona Senate has given initial approval to five major pro-gun bills which allows concealed-carry permit holders to bring weapons into government buildings that don’t have security measures. A second one imposes fines on cities, towns and their lawmakers who enforce gun ordinances stricter than the state’s own laws.

Another bill allows authorities to charge a person with aggravated assault who’s accused of taking a gun away from someone else. And the fourth bill and would ban cities, counties and towns from restricting the shooting of guns on private property.

The final bill will speed up the certification process for high-caliber firearms for private citizens. Weapons like machine guns must get approval by the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, but a local law enforcement agency must first conduct a background check before an applicant can ask  for ATFE approval. Under the bill, officers would be required to either certify or deny a weapon within 60 days.

The Senate must still cast a roll-call vote on all bills.

Crimea leaflet-Jews

There is another Holocaust coming, I fear and it seems the current administration will do nothing to stop it. This is something I predicted shortly after President Obama was reelected.

It caused one hell of a fight between me and a friend that I used to work with at the radio station. I claimed a ‘purge’ was on the horizon, he severely disagreed to the point we nearly came to blows.

“Jews in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk where pro-Russian militants have taken over government buildings were told they have to ‘register’ with the Ukrainians who are trying to make the city become part of Russia. Jews emerging from a synagogue say they were handed leaflets that ordered the city’s Jews to provide a list of property they own and pay a registration fee ‘or else have their citizenship revoked, face deportation and see their assets confiscated’,” reports USA Today.

This is what the  National Socialist German Workers’ Party (better known as the Nazi’s) did before they began exterminating people. It’s also what happens when there isn’t a STRONG American influence to stabilize the world.

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