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      by Published on 04-21-2014 06:33 AM

      Former federal agent David Hathaway on the horrors to come.

      What's Next for the Bundys?
      http://www.lewrockwell.com/2014/04/d...or-the-bundys/
      David Hathaway (21 April 2014)

      The federal response will definitely come. It will likely be in three areas; two of which don’t involve the Bundys specifically. First, a multi-faceted attack will be made on the Bundys; second, a broad-front regulatory response against other land users will be made for the purpose of retaliation against the whole group and as a deterrent; and third, new provocateur deployments will probably be made across the West into similar situations.

      The attack on the Bundys will be planned to be large enough so as to not fail since precedents ...
      by Published on 04-21-2014 12:25 AM

      written by ron paul
      sunday april 20, 2014




      The nation’s attention has for the past few weeks been riveted by a standoff in Nevada between armed federal agents and the Bundys, a ranching family who believe the federal government is exceeding its authority by accessing “fees” against ranchers who graze cattle on government lands. Outrage over the government's use of armed agents to forcibly remove the Bundys’ cattle led many Americans to travel to Nevada to engage in non-violent civil disobedience in support of the family.

      The protests seem to have worked, at least for now, as the government appears to have backed off from direct confrontation. Sadly, some elected officials have inflamed the situation by labeling the Bundys and their supporters “domestic terrorists,” thus justifying any future use of force by the government. That means there is always the possibility of another deadly Waco-style raid on the Bundys or a similar group in the future.

      In a state like Nevada, where 84 percent of the land is owned by the federal government, these types of conflicts are inevitable. Government ownership of land means that land is in theory owned by everyone, but in practice owned by no one. Thus, those who use the land lack the incentives to preserve it for the long term. As a result, land-use rules are set by politicians and bureaucrats. Oftentimes, the so-called “public” land is used in ways that benefit politically-powerful special interests.

      more:
      http://ronpaulinstitute.org/archives...tarianism.aspx
      by Published on 04-20-2014 05:10 PM

      http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-0...ng-vendor.html

      The Internal Revenue Service and other U.S. agencies awarded about $415,000 in contracts to a license plate-tracking company before Homeland Security leaders dropped a plan for similar work amid privacy complaints.

      Federal offices such as the Forest Service and the U.S. Air Force’s Air Combat Command chose Livermore, California-based Vigilant Solutions to provide access to license plate databases or tools used to collect plate information, according to government procurement records compiled by Bloomberg.

      Vigilant, a closely held company, has received such work since 2009. In February, Jeh Johnson, secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, ordered the cancelation of an immigration agency plan to buy access to national license plate data. While the technology can help solve crimes, the American Civil Liberties Union and other groups have said the mass collection of data infringes the privacy of innocent people.

      “Especially with the IRS, I don’t know why these agencies are getting access to this kind of information,” said Jennifer Lynch, a senior staff attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a San Francisco-based privacy-rights group. “These systems treat every single person in an area as if they’re under investigation for a crime -- that is not the way our criminal justice system was set up or the way things work in a democratic society.”

      IRS officials awarded the company a $1,188 contract for “access to nationwide data” in June 2012, according to records available online. That contract ended in May 2013, according to federal procurement records.
      by Published on 04-20-2014 10:01 AM

      BY SAM YOUNGMAN
      April 19, 2014

      EDMONTON — After responding to an audience question about Medicare reform and calling for "tough love," Rand Paul laughed at the suggestion that he better "be ready to duck."

      Heeding a recent lesson from another potential 2016 presidential contender — former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton — Paul gripped the sides of the podium and moved his head and shoulders from side to side. "You notice I'm pretty agile," Paul said to laughs. "I'm looking for shoes."

      While Clinton quite literally dodged a shoe thrown at her earlier this month, Paul has in recent weeks seen a metaphorical Payless showroom thrown at him as critics to his right and left step up their attacks, both putting Paul in the hot seat and erasing any remaining doubt about whether Kentucky's junior senator is a serious candidate for 2016.

      After a string of positive news and a rocket ride to front-runner status at least seven months — and probably longer — before he would make any kind of official announcement, Paul has in the last few weeks felt the harsh lights of the spotlight that come with his preseason number one ranking.

      Reporters' inboxes are increasingly filled with press releases targeting Paul's record and remarks from Democratic groups, including the Democratic National Committee (DNC), a video tracker from the pro-Clinton group American Bridge films his events when he does swings through the state, and hawkish establishment Republicans have launched an all-out media blitz to damage Paul as foreign policy has retaken a top spot in the national dialogue.

      read more:
      http://www.kentucky.com/2014/04/19/3...e-intense.html
      by Published on 04-20-2014 09:53 AM
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      http://powderedwigsociety.com/2014/0...y-bundy-ranch/

      He cites a severe violation of U.S. Code — 43 U.S.C. Section 1733, Subsection C

      ...

      The letter included a section of the U.S. Code — 43 U.S.C. Section 1733, Subsection C — stating exactly that point. [Emphasis Stockman's]
      • “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.”
      ...
      by Published on 04-19-2014 07:26 PM

      Depending on which news outlet you read, they killed between 3 to 5 innocent people and 9 to 16 suspected Al Qadea members. Guess the reporting isn't any more accurate than the weapons.

      http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/20/wo...-in-yemen.html
      SANA, Yemen — An airstrike killed 13 people suspected as Qaeda militants in the central Yemeni province of al-Bayda on Saturday, a security official and tribal representatives said. Three civilians in a nearby car were also killed, they said.

      http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/0...n_5177356.html

      SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A U.S. drone strike in southern Yemen killed at least nine suspected al-Qaida militants and three civilians Saturday, authorities said, as part of America's ongoing strikes in the country against what it considers the terror network's most dangerous local group.

      http://www.thehindu.com/news/interna...cle5928827.ece

      A US drone raid on Saturday killed 16 Al Qaeda militants and five civilians in Yemen, an army officer said.
      by Published on 04-19-2014 03:18 PM

      Western lawmakers gather in Utah to talk federal land takeover
      ‘It’s time’ » Lawmakers from 9 states gather in Utah, discuss ways to take control of federal lands.
      By Kristen Moulton | The Salt Lake Tribune

      It’s time for Western states to take control of federal lands within their borders, lawmakers and county commissioners from Western states said at Utah’s Capitol on Friday.

      More than 50 political leaders from nine states convened for the first time to talk about their joint goal: wresting control of oil-, timber -and mineral-rich lands away from the feds.

      "It’s simply time," said Rep. Ken Ivory, R-West Jordan, who organized the Legislative Summit on the Transfer for Public Lands along with Montana state Sen. Jennifer Fielder. "The urgency is now."

      Utah House Speaker Becky Lockhart, R-Provo, was flanked by a dozen participants, including her counterparts from Idaho and Montana, during a press conference after the daylong closed-door summit. U.S. Sen. Mike Lee addressed the group over lunch, Ivory said. New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, Wyoming, Oregon and Washington also were represented.

      The summit was in the works before this month’s tense standoff between Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and the Bureau of Land Management over cattle grazing, Lockhart said.

      "What’s happened in Nevada is really just a symptom of a much larger problem," Lockhart said.

      Fielder, who described herself as "just a person who lives in the woods," said federal land management is hamstrung by bad policies, politicized science and severe federal budget cuts.

      "Those of us who live in the rural areas know how to take care of lands," Fielder said, who lives in the northwestern Montana town of Thompson Falls.

      Full story: http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politic...deral.html.csp
      by Published on 04-18-2014 06:09 PM

      Rand Paul’s Winning Presidential Ticket Is All In The “Jeans”

      by David Brody
      Friday, April 18, 2014 7:31 PM

      Let’s be clear: Anyone who thinks Rand Paul can’t win the GOP nomination for President of the United States is foolish. He can. And if he wins, his “jeans” will be the reason. The jeans symbolize something that no other potential candidate for president possesses. Let’s explore.

      You see, Rand Paul likes to wear jeans. While other politicians are wearing a suit and tie, Paul is different. At the recent CPAC event, all the other politicians went with the traditional look. Not Paul. Jeans were in order. Some conservative commentators were upset. Peggy Noonan remarked that, “it’s not unusual for a man to wear jeans with a tie and jacket. They look like happy farmers, or cable TV anchors whose desks don’t show their legs. That being said, could we not wear grown-up suits when we are running for high office?” But Noonan fails to grasp the deeper meaning.

      Rand Paul’s choice of leg attire represents something. Whether the Senator from Kentucky knows it or not, it’s his calling card to say he’s unique, different and a trendsetter within the Republican Party. His libertarian, “genes” are represented in those blue jeans. What we are witnessing is a man who has no desire to use the same tired old GOP playbook that’s been trotted out for decades. He’s creating a new playbook and trying to create a new, younger, more diverse GOP voting constituency.

      ...
      read more:
      http://blogs.cbn.com/thebrodyfile/ar...the-jeans.aspx
      by Published on 04-18-2014 04:32 PM

      The overwhelming consensus among the "experts" is that we are going to have a recovery this year and next. Is this based on anything other than hope? I'm predicting a major collapse based on 18 trillion in debt, artificially low interest rates, 4 trillion in QE and a steady move towards socialism along with an anti-business climate (basically you should have your head examine if you are thinking of starting a business in the US!). I keep hearing people say we are headed for recovery but WHY? Based on WHAT???

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