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Feds rile ranchers by fencing off water for cattle to protect a jumping mouse!
The Washington Times ^ | May 11, 2014 | Valerie Richardson

Posted on 05/12/2014 8:49:30 AM PDT by jazusamo

Forest Service says it's mouse habitat

The Obama administration’s crackdown on Western land use has sparked a furor over the Forest Service’s decision to fence off a creek used by thirsty cattle in drought-stricken Otero County, New Mexico.

The Otero County Commission is scheduled to meet Monday to discuss whether to order the sheriff to open the gates against the wishes of Forest Service officials, who have argued that the fence is needed to protect the Agua Chiquita riparian area and habitat for the New Mexico meadow jumping mouse.

Otero County Sheriff Benny House said he worries that the increasingly tense situation could erupt into a Nevada-style melee between ranchers and federal agents.

“What’s going to happen here is that we could end up with a Bundy situation,” said Sheriff House, referring to Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy’s standoff with the Bureau of Land Management. “Hopefully, we can resolve it without it getting out of hand.”

In another display of unrest in the West over federal land policy, about 50 people drove all-terrain vehicles Saturday into Recapture Canyon in southern Utah, an area managed by the Bureau of Land Management that is off limits to motorized vehicles. Hundreds more attended a protest at a nearby park.

Juan Palma, Bureau of Land Management Utah state director, said in a statement that the agency would “pursue all available redress through the legal system to hold the lawbreakers accountable.”

He said the area is the site of ancient Indian archaeological artifacts and dwellings.

Although Bundy ranch comparisons are inevitable, one key distinction is that the Otero County ranchers, unlike Mr. Bundy, haven’t broken any laws. They own the rights to the water under New Mexico law, but the creek is within the federally owned forest.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; US: New Mexico; US: Utah
KEYWORDS: agenda21; blm; envirowacko; esa; federalland; forestservice; jumpingmouse; newmexico; obama; oterocounty; usfs; waterrights; wildearthguardians
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WildEarth Guardians...The whack jobs are running the asylum and the asylum is our governments Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management.
1 posted on 05/12/2014 8:49:30 AM PDT by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

Whether they understand it or not,

a match was struck at Bunkerville,

and the fire is going to burn the feds.

People are just plain “Fed” up.


2 posted on 05/12/2014 8:51:40 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: jazusamo

UN Agenda 21 at work to eliminate private property rights and drive all peasants into high-rise containment facilities prior to their shipment to the incinerator camps.


3 posted on 05/12/2014 8:53:44 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: jazusamo
“And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family? Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand?... The Organs would very quickly have suffered a shortage of officers and transport and, notwithstanding all of Stalin's thirst, the cursed machine would have ground to a halt! If...if...We didn't love freedom enough. And even more – we had no awareness of the real situation.... We purely and simply deserved everything that happened afterward.” ― Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, The Gulag Archipelago, 1918-1956
4 posted on 05/12/2014 8:54:23 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: jazusamo

Here’s another example of a federal government run amok: the feds won’t do their job of protecting the citizens of New Mexico from invasion, but they will protect a rodent from New Mexican citizens.


5 posted on 05/12/2014 8:55:02 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: MrB

Yes. It’s more inevitable than ever. When American people saw they can match force with force against the government’s tyranny, the stage was set. My hope is it doesn’t end up like Ukraine, Egypt, et el. Those places suck worse than they did before. It’s possible that 2016 could calm things down, but I don’t think so. Most in DC are completely oblivious to what’s going on.


6 posted on 05/12/2014 8:59:20 AM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

You can’t post that quote often enough. Thank you.


7 posted on 05/12/2014 8:59:43 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: tumblindice

Exactly, and the local Forest Service was working with ranchers until they got word from high ups in the 0bama administration to close off the water.


8 posted on 05/12/2014 9:01:05 AM PDT by jazusamo
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To: demshateGod

Most lefty sheeperals are simply astounded.
One even said in an article, in response to the BLM backing down:
“how DOES one make the federal government back down?”

It’s simply a foreign concept to them that the government COULD be acting illegitimately, and further alien to their mindset that people would take action outside of the court system to thwart them on their illegitimate activity.


9 posted on 05/12/2014 9:02:43 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: CedarDave

Ping!


10 posted on 05/12/2014 9:04:30 AM PDT by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

Makes me wonder how Longhorn or Outback will introduce the New Mexico meadow jumping mouse steaks on their menu?


11 posted on 05/12/2014 9:05:27 AM PDT by rhubarbk (It's official, I'm suffering from Obama fatigue!)
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Please bump the Freepathon or click above and donate or become a monthly donor!

12 posted on 05/12/2014 9:06:30 AM PDT by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo
The feds are going into unknown territory. When CWII starts it will be something the world has never seen before. Americans own more than half the small arms on the planet. The feds will use tactics and weapons against Americans they would never use in a war zone.

I fear the feds will do things that would make a NAZI puke.

13 posted on 05/12/2014 9:06:58 AM PDT by SpeakerToAnimals (I hope to earn a name in battle)
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To: jazusamo

Are they trying to Re - Start the Old West Water Wars?


14 posted on 05/12/2014 9:10:48 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: rhubarbk

No mousemeat for you!
The DC elites want us all to be vegans.


15 posted on 05/12/2014 9:12:34 AM PDT by Zuse (I am disrupted! I am offended! I am insulted! I am outraged!)
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To: demshateGod

“Most in DC are completely oblivious to what’s going on.”

As are most in Los Angeles, Seattle, San Francisco, Austin, DFW metro, Chicago, NYC...

“Most” were completely oblivious in 1776, too.

THANK GOD history has NEVER been made by “most”; it has ALWAYS been “the few” who made the deciding difference.


16 posted on 05/12/2014 9:14:20 AM PDT by HKMk23 (The Superior Culture will prevail.)
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To: SandRat

They seem to be off to a good start, enviro-nazis and government agents had best steer clear of ranchers if they escalate this.


17 posted on 05/12/2014 9:19:00 AM PDT by jazusamo
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To: HKMk23

Agreed. Most around here, KCMO, have no idea. When shots are fired, everyone will know.


18 posted on 05/12/2014 9:19:12 AM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: jazusamo
So why does the mouse have more rights than the cow?

-PJ

19 posted on 05/12/2014 9:21:43 AM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: SandRat

“...feral hogs are still able to drink from the creek.

Are they still talking about wild animals or the government here?


20 posted on 05/12/2014 9:22:56 AM PDT by beelzepug (You can't fix a broken washing machine by washing more expensive clothes in it.)
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