Saturday, December 13, 2014
Once upon a time there were more than fifty cattle ranches operating in the area of Southern Nevada where Cliven Bundy, with the help of numerous armed patriots from all over, is making his stand against the abusive, bankrupting tactics of the bullying federal government.
Now, there is only one rancher and his family left.
After several generations of his ancestors’ having use of the land in question, Bundy is literally the “last man standing” in what is, evidently, a long-range vendetta against ranchers by land-grabbing federal bureaucrats who, also literally, have gone power mad–that is, mad for solar power scams (among other things) and all the big-dollar green graft that comes with it.
By now we all know that the official claim, that the confrontation has to do with protecting desert tortoises, is mostly just steaming bull patties.
ClashDaily.com has obtained evidence which indicates that the desert showdown at the Bundy ranch is actually the result of an expansive and ruthless federal strategy, aimed at bankrupting and driving away every last cattle rancher through increasingly exorbitant fees and endless rules, conditions, and red-tape. This is in order to clear the way for more politically-correct and politically connected (Sen. Harry Reid, his son, and a Chinese energy conglomerate) agendas such as solar energy boondoggles as far as the eye can see.
In a 77-page Federal Bureau of Land Management document titled “Regional Mitigation Strategy for the Dry Lake Solar Energy Zone,” key aspects of the government’s overall plan for facilitating massive solar energy projects in the region are discussed, specifically including the land where Bundy’s ranch is located. The report is linked here:
Interesting note: In the process of writing this article, the link to the above document suddenly went “dead,” with only the following message showing–
“The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) website (www.blm.gov) and all associated websites/pages are currently unavailable due to planned maintenance on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 starting at 8:00 PM Mountain Time until approximately Midnight Mountain Time. The total outage time should be no more than 4 hours.”
Hmmmm. This comes on the heels of numerous reports from around the web that other key documents have been deleted from the BLM website in recent days, while the Bundy ranch situation has unfolded. (real transparent, Harry & Barry!)
One of the other key documents is titled “Cattle Trespass Impacts & History of Cattle Trespass,” and it specifically discusses problems associated with Cliven Bundy’s livestock (yes, Bundy is mentioned by name multiple times) getting in the way of/interfering with contingencies to mitigate environmental impacts of “utility-scale solar power generation facilities on public lands.” Presuming BLM restores their website by the time you read this, it is linked here:
In case the BLM website continues to deprive you of access to that crucial report at the link, here are screenshots of key portions of it:
Suppose that Cliven Bundy had caved in and paid the disputed federal grazing fees all along. Do you suppose he’d have been able to stay in business, where others went bust? If so, would it even make any difference as to what the “authorities” have planned for the site? Seems they’d want him gone regardless, and would use any tactic, reasonable or not, to try get rid of him.
Cliven Bundy’s ranch and cattle exist directly in the path of very powerful interests’ conflicting intentions for the land. The deals Harry Reid and his son are involved in with a Chinese government-owned energy firm are well-documented by authoritative sources such as Reuters, and by now everyone knows that Reid’s former top advisor now runs the BLM.
If not for Bundy’s principled stubbornness in resisting heeding the escalating fees and conditions demanded from him over the years by the feds, combined with our U.S. Constitution’s 2nd Amendment and social media, we’d probably never have heard of the Bundy family. The government would have just bankrupted him and pushed him off the land as they did to all the other inconvenient ranchers over the years.
The feds have a court order they say they are trying to enforce. Since when does this corrupt administration act with anything remotely resembling good faith to our nation’s passed laws, to its own proper role and authority, or even to court rulings? Please.
In this real-life, modern Western saga of “cowboys and communists,” the dust has only been kicked up a little, and so far the cowboys and their patriot allies have held firm the line and won the day. If push comes to shove, what kind of people do you trust to carry this nation forward? Heroes who stand up to the organized federal shakedown racket, like Clive Bundy and company, or Harry Reid and his agents of a corrupt regime
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), who was exposed last Friday as the mastermind behind the Bureau of Land Management’s persecution of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, can be seen in this March 2014 photo breaking ground for a new solar farm near the Bundy Ranch, emphasizing that the senator’s plan for solar projects in Nevada wasn’t just limited to the shelved solar farm near Laughlin.
“First Solar is thrilled to celebrate this important milestone with Sen. Reid and distinguished guests, and honored to work with the Moapa Band of Paiutes on this landmark project,” Jim Hughes, the CEO of First Solar, said at the time.
The development of solar farms just like this one is exactly why Sen. Reid was using the BLM, whose director is Reid’s former senior advisor, to push Bundy out of the Gold Butte area his family has worked for over 140 years.
As we revealed last Friday in an article that became the #1 news story in the world for 24 hours, the BLM specifically stated that it wanted Bundy and his cattle out of the area as part of the agency’s “regional mitigation strategy for the Dry Lake Solar Energy Zone.”
The BLM attempted a cover-up by deleting documents exposing the plan from its web site, but fortunately contributors at the Free Republic were able to save them for posterity.
Others have attempted to whitewash the situation by suggesting that the solar farm development was only limited to the shelved 2012 deal between Sen. Reid and Chinese-owned ENN Energy Group in Laughlin, Nev., but by reading the BLM’s own documents it is quite obvious that this is not the case.
“The Regional Mitigation Strategy for the Dry Lake Solar Energy Zone is the first of several pilot plans to be developed by the BLM,” the press release added.
In summary, the BLM, acting under Sen. Reid’s corrupt interests, wants Cliven Bundy out of the 600,000 acre Gold Butte area so the agency can use the land for future solar projects and de facto buffer zones surrounding the solar farms.
This is crony capitalism at its finest and Bundy’s supporters, who numbered in the thousands, knew it.
Reid smelling anything but rosy in ranch fight – World Net Daily
Nevada ranch standoff could leave dirt on Harry Reid’s reputation – The Washington Times
This article was posted: Monday, April 14, 2014 at 12:58 pm
Harry Reid has been on a infantile, disingenuous tirade against the libertarian leaning Koch Brothers Despite that fact that he is cozy with the Steyer Brothers and constantly looking the other way in silence at the infiltration into the American political system of global socialist George Soros, Dirty Harry remains silent on those issues. Of course, whoever lines his pockets or keeps him and his party in power is off limits from criticism.
Instead, he attacks private American citizens who simply fight for freedom, free markets, and the Constitution upon which this country was built as ‘un-American’ with lies, distortions, and baseless accusations. Shockingly, at least one person at MSNBC, Obama’s LEAN FORWARD propaganda network, has called Reid out for his ridiculous attacks. (watch video below)
On The Morning Joe on Friday, Joe Scarborough lambasted Reid for not only demeaning the office that he holds, but also doing so with utter stupidity. Newsmax reports on this surprising criticism of a Democrat leader from a MSNBC host.
“It’s the stupidest strategy I’ve ever heard,” Scarborough said. “If somebody think that a voter in Raleigh, North Carolina, gives a damn about who is financing 30-second ads, they are too stupid to be in politics.
“You have to be really stupid to think that this is going to work.”
The outspoken host said that Reid was demeaning his position in the government with his “shocking” use of “McCarthyite terms” to describe the Koch brothers.
McCarthyism is a term coined following the anti-communist efforts of Republican Sen. Joseph McCarthy in the 1950s. It has since come to describe an attack on a person’s loyalty without evidence to support the accusation.
See Recording of the Morning Joe segment below:
At first I thought this had to be a joke, unbelievably, it is not.
By Onan Coca / 22 November 2013
Funny enough, the same Democrats that today “broke the rules, to change the rules,” once fought tooth and nail to stop Republicans from doing the very same. In 2005 the Republicans threatened the nuclear option because of Democrats filibustering President George W. Bush’s judicial appointments. The key word there is threatened. In the end, a bipartisan group of Senators brokered an agreement and the nuclear option was left untouched.
Do you remember some of the things the Democrats said during that nuclear option debate? How about just what Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said? (Check out this great video of Reid on the nuclear option from 2005)
“My Republican colleagues claim that nominees are entitled to an up-down vote. That claim ignores history, including recent history.”
“Some in this chamber want to throw out 214 years of Senate history in the quest for absolute power … They think they’re wiser than our founding fathers. I doubt that that’s true.”
The nuclear option, “simply put, would be the end of the United States Senate.”
What is Reid saying now?
“These nominees deserve at least an up-or-down vote. But Republican filibusters deny them a fair vote and deny the president his team.”
To remain relevant and effective as an institution, the Senate must evolve to meet the challenges of a modern era.”
“It’s time to change the Senate before this institution becomes obsolete.”
How about what another Senate expert thinks about the nuclear option? What do you think, Vice President Biden? (Circa 2005)
“I pray God, when the Democrats take back control, we don’t make the kind of naked power grab you are doing.” – then Senator Joe Biden
The Senate Democrats betrayed the American people yet again when they voted for the nuclear option. Our system is designed to give the minority more power than its numbers would ordinarily give it. Why? Because our founding fathers knew the corrupting influence of power. They knew that the majority could not be trusted with its “full share” of power – they would persecute and ignore the minority’s beliefs and desires.
Senate Democrats chose to value themselves more than they values our nation, and they should be punished for that. It’s my sincerest hope that this, along with the many other failings, shortcomings and scandals that the Democrats have been a part of, be seared into the brains of voters for years to come.
Again, I think John McCain’s reaction to the day’s events are just about perfect.
“This changes everything, this changes everything… (This) puts on a chill on the entire United States Senate.”
“I have reached to them. I spent an hour in Harry Reid’s office. Come on. I reached out until my arms ache… They are governed by these hard over, newer members of Democratic senators who have never been a minority, who are primarily driving this issue and they succeeded and they will pay a very, very heavy price for it.“
I hope so Senator McCain, I sincerely do.