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  • Ammon Bundy calls for elected officials' support

    02/09/2016 7:02:54 AM PST · by redreno · 2 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | February 8, 2016 - 10:04pm | By Colton Lochhead and Marian Green
    The jailed leader of the occupation of a wildlife refuge in Oregon has called on elected officials from mostly Western states to voice support for free speech and civil disobedience and to visit their constituents in federal custody. At least one Nevada lawmaker , state Assemblywoman Michele Fiore , is answering the call. "It is your duty to hold federal agencies at bay, protecting the people in your state," occupation leader Ammon Bundy said according to the transcript of a telephone call he made Saturday from jail and released by one of his lawyers Monday.
  • Klamath River dams moving toward removal despite congressional barriers ( CA & OR )

    02/08/2016 9:41:55 PM PST · by george76 · 37 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | Feb. 3, 2016 | Bettina Boxall
    California, Oregon and the federal government are working on a way around congressional barriers to the removal of hydroelectric dams on the Klamath River. The states, the U.S. Interior Department and the owner of the dams, PacifiCorp, announced Tuesday that they have agreed in principle to pursue removal through the federal dam relicensing process. The move comes after a complex deal to decommission four hydroelectric dams and restore portions of the historic salmon river fell apart when Congress failed to act on a crucial piece of the pact by a Dec. 31 deadline. Republican members of Congress and local elected...
  • Lawsuits over spotted frog worry farmers

    02/07/2016 3:24:51 PM PST · by Twotone · 4 replies
    Bend Bulletin ^ | Feb. 7, 2016 | Joseph Ditzler
    The farm fields in Jefferson County are quiet this time of year, the irrigation ditches dry, the crops dormant and the tractors, combines and balers parked in barns until spring. Even so, farmers are busy calculating their costs for the spring planting season, and this year they're factoring in a little bit of fear.
  • 30 minutes of chaos: Witness details events of Finicum shooting

    02/07/2016 5:53:27 AM PST · by Nextrush · 26 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 2/6/2016 | Les Zaitz
    BURNS-The line of police SUVs and tactical rigs tucked back in the woods on a side road alarmed Robert "LaVoy" Finicum as he drove by on the highway to John Day. "It's a set up," he declared to those in the pickup with him. In less than a half-hour, Finicum would lie dead in the snow and others in the truck would be in handcuffs, held for hourse on the blockaded road north of Burns. Shawna Cox, 59, a mother of 13 from Utah was one of those in the truck with Finicum...... And then she saw Finicum. She was...
  • Oregon standoff: LaVoy Finicum memorial torn down, reward offered for answers

    02/06/2016 5:26:11 PM PST · by Nextrush · 12 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 2/6/2016 | Fedor Zarkhin
    Somebody tore down the memorial erected in honor of Robert "LaVoy" Finicum, the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge occupier who was shot and killed last month by Oregon State Police. The base of the cross still stood Saturday, Feb. 6, not far from the rural road on which Finicum died Jan. 26. A wilted rose and scattered leaves lay next to it, and a piece of broken lumber sat just behind it, A pocket New Testament was propped against the remains of the cross, next to a patch of the American flag. A horseshoe lay in the dirty snow....... The destruction...
  • Supporters of Oregon occupier honor LaVoy Finicum at funeral

    02/06/2016 10:08:07 AM PST · by azkathy · 65 replies
    KSL.com ^ | 2-5-2016 | Daphne Chin
    Excerpted KANAB — Most of the people who came to the funeral of LaVoy Finicum didn't know the Arizona rancher personally. They came anyway, in trucks and campers and caravans, drawn either by kinship with the Finicum family or by sympathy for the cause that took him to rural Oregon. The Arizona rancher was one of the most recognizable faces of the armed standoff in Oregon, where a group of protesters seized the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in early January to protest what they said was federal overreach into Western rangelands. Finicum was shot dead by police on Jan. 26...
  • Utah files lawsuit claiming feds' sage grouse conservation strategy is unlawful

    02/04/2016 7:02:30 PM PST · by george76 · 23 replies
    Deseret News ^ | Feb. 4 2016 | Ben Lockhart
    The Utah Attorney General's Office filed a lawsuit Thursday against the Department of the Interior and Department of Agriculture, claiming the agencies' strategy to disallow new mining on or near greater sage grouse habitats is a breach of "numerous federal laws and regulations." The lawsuit in U.S. District Court seeks an order voiding the federal government's land-use plan amendments submitted last year that would directly prohibit new hard rock mining on 233,300 acres in Utah. "The state of Utah claims that the 2015 federal plan amendments disregarded the hallmark of federal land management -- multiple use and sustained yield --...
  • NV Attorney General Adam Laxalt Leads the Charge for Ted Cruz in the Silver State

    02/04/2016 2:01:51 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 23 replies
    D&C ^ | February 4, 2016
    Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt joined Dave and I to talk Ted...no not Ted Talks, Ted Cruz. Attorney General Laxalt will be stumping for Ted all across the state leading up to the Republican Nevada Caucus February 23rd, he believes that Senator Cruz is the best candidate, not only for the Country but for Nevada. One of the biggest issues in the west and specifically in Nevada is the amount of Federally controlled lands, something Attorney General Laxalt has been fighting against and he believes Senator Cruz would be the best candidate to help champion that fight.
  • White House rallies public, private efforts to prepare for devastating earthquakes

    02/03/2016 12:48:43 PM PST · by yoe · 13 replies
    McClatchy DC ^ | february 2, 2016 | Michael Doyle
    Spurred by renewed fears of the fabled “Big One” shattering the West Coast, the Obama administration on Tuesday promoted stronger earthquake-preparedness efforts as part of a first-of-its-kind White House summit. Private foundation grants will fund new research at universities in California and Washington state, the Forest Service will streamline the placement of seismic monitoring stations and a presidential order will tighten standards for new federal buildings.
  • Oregon Standoff – Agenda 21 and the BLM Uranium and Gold Deal

    02/02/2016 8:31:37 AM PST · by rktman · 26 replies
    farmwars.info ^ | 1/12/2016 | Barbara H. Peterson
    It appears that there is much more to the Hammond/Bundy story than meets the eye. For a bit of history, let’s go to Tri-State Livestock News:
  • Rancher Ammon Bundy withdraws request for release

    02/03/2016 7:42:31 AM PST · by redreno · 11 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | 02/02/2016 | By Michael Martinez
    Ammon Bundy, the rancher who led an armed occupation of a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon, abruptly reversed course Tuesday and withdrew a request to be released from custody as he awaits trial on a felony conspiracy charge, court papers showed. Bundy had initially been scheduled Tuesday to ask a federal judge in Oregon to release him on electronic GPS surveillance, his attorney Mike Arnold said. But now Bundy will resubmit that request at a later time, his attorneys said in court papers. He will stay incarcerated "to gather further evidence of his statements and actions encouraging a peaceful protest...
  • Burns Oregon Updates: TCR David Fry On The Show

    02/03/2016 6:21:10 AM PST · by Nextrush · 1 replies
    youtube ^ | 2/1/2016 | The Connors Report News Channel
    CALLER: "Dave, how you doin David? DAVID FRY: "We're, we're hangin in here buddy..... CALLER: "....there were a lot of people who doubted you and I want to say one thing, they were all wrong and you need to know that. You keep doing what your doing." DAVID FRY: "I understand, I understand that the power of the media is pretty powerful and it can slander people pretty well, you know when there's not enough information out there, there's a lot of lies that people can follow and believe, believe so I totally understand...."
  • Homeless Under Steel Bridge Told to Leave

    02/03/2016 1:16:21 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    KGW ^ | February 02, 2016 | Christine Pitawanich
    Dozens of people who live on the streets will have to find some other place to sleep Tuesday night. Early Tuesday morning, the city told them to move, but many of them said they don’t know where to go. “Today they came over here and told us it's time to move,” said Caen, who is homeless and lives in a tent and is part of the camp that’s located under the west end of the Steel Bridge in Portland. “Where are we supposed to move to?” The City of Portland is trying to clear the area so that homeless people...
  • Burns Oregon Lee Rice talks with local Protestor 1/31/16 (FBI compound at Municipal Airport)

    02/01/2016 4:47:01 AM PST · by Nextrush · 11 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1/31/2016 | StarkHour Dotcom
    "I grew up in Burns I was born in the Burns hospital, I've lived here 90 percent of my life other than leaving for work occasionally, I've lived here my entire life.... the locals right now are very divided where most of the ranching community and the agricultural community and farming community is very we're..we're scared, I'm not scared of these people, but we're afraid that these guys are going to come in and do the same thing to any Joe Blow just like they did to the Hammonds....
  • Shawna Cox Testimony of the Death of LaVoy Finicum

    01/31/2016 12:11:36 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 76 replies
    Youtube ^ | Jan. 31, 2016 | Shawna Cox
    In this explosive interview, Shawna Cox - a passenger in LaVoy Finicum's vehicle and an eye witness to his murder - sets the record straight on what REALLY happened. Plus: the bombshell revelation that Ammon Bundy's driver, Mark McConnell, betrayed Bundy and Finicum into the hands of federal agents.
  • LaVoy Points Out the Person that Takes the First Shot At Him [VIDEO]

    01/30/2016 12:33:54 AM PST · by EternalVigilance · 99 replies
    Youtube ^ | Jan. 29, 2016
    One explanation of how the shooting of LaVoy Finicum unfolded. Worthy of consideration, IMO.
  • The Death of Lavoy Finicum in Oregon

    01/29/2016 9:11:08 AM PST · by Jeff Head · 155 replies
    JEFFHED.COM ^ | 29 January 2016 | Jeff Head
    The Death of Lavoy Finicum in Oregon by Federal Officers I have placed 42 still photos from the FBI video of the apprehension of the Bundy brothers and the individuals with them in Oregon in the very early morning hours of January 27, 2016, where Lavoy Finicum, one of the people protesting with the Bundys, was killed. All of those photos are on the following Flickr album: Flickr Album: The Death of Lavoy Finicum The video that was released by the FBI, showing the entire episode from the point of view of an unmanned drone which was circling overhead, can...
  • BREAKING VIDEO=> LaVoy Finicum FBI Murder Footage – With His Hands Up

    01/28/2016 10:11:03 PM PST · by Nachum · 587 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 1/28/18 | Jim Hoft
    Oregon protest leader Ammon Bundy and seven others were arrested Tuesday night. Protester LaVoy Finicum was killed in the confrontation with police and the FBI. Follow Breaking911 @Breaking911 Unconfirmed Reports Suggest Militia Leader LaVoy Finicum Killed In Firefight With Police - http://breaking911.com/highways-closed-hospital-on-lockdown-near-scene-of-burns-ore-militia-standoff-after-reports-of-shots-fired/… 7:22 PM - 26 Jan 2016 On Wednesday Cliven Bundy, father of Ammon Bundy, told reporters his son told him the FBI murdered militia spokesman LaVoy Finicum with his hands up. “LaVoy Finicum was murdered. Cold-blooded murder. They shot him with his hands up.”
  • The Death of Robert Finicum Near The Standoff in Oregon Needs A Special Investigation

    01/28/2016 4:58:31 PM PST · by Stayfree · 66 replies
    Self | January 28, 2016 | Stayfree
    The execution of Robert Finicum by some government thugs needs to be investigated immediately by third parties. The family of this murdered man needs legal counsel to get take control of this situation, have the body autopsied and witnesses interviewed now before the government has a chance to cover up what happened.
  • FBI Drone Captures Moment of Lavoy Finicum's Shooting

    01/28/2016 7:47:36 PM PST · by Texas Eagle · 190 replies
    bearingarms.com ^ | Jan. 28, 2016 | Bob Owens
    This is a shortened and edited version of FBI footage showing the joint FBI and Oregon State Police traffic stop and OSP officer-involved shooting of Robert “LaVoy” Finicum on the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. You’ll note that Finicum was shot by an Oregon State Police Trooper at relatively close range as he appeared to be reaching into his coat in a manner consistent with attempting to draw a handgun. Flash bangs were then deployed in an effort to get the other occupants of the vehicle to surrender.
  • "Thousands" called to Burns to tell FBI to leave after occupation leader's arrest

    01/28/2016 2:08:31 PM PST · by Nextrush · 90 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 1/28/2016 | Carli Brosseau
    A network of political groups from across the Northwest issued a call Thursday morning for supporters to flood into Burns. The request for help came on the heels of the Wednesday night arrest of Jason Patrick, a Georgia roofer who had emerged as a leader among the remaining occupiers to Malheur National Wildlife Refuge after the takeover's key planners including Ammon Bundy and Ryan Payne, were taken into law-enforcement custody. Bundy, Payne and several others were arrested Tuesday during a traffic stop in which occupation spokesman Robert "LaVoy" Finicum was killed. The deadly confrontation happened as Bundy and the others...
  • FBI veteran gives authorities high marks for Malheur crackdown

    01/28/2016 1:56:19 PM PST · by Gandalf the Mauve · 24 replies
    High Country News ^ | 1-28-16 | Elizabeth Shogren
    Clint Van Zandt served in the FBI for 25 years, including about six as the agency's chief hostage negotiator. He was involved in many major negotiations, including with David Koresh, the leader of the so-called Branch Davidians, whose compound near Waco, Texas, was the focus of a 1993 siege by federal agents, which ended in the deaths of more than 80 people. Since retiring from the FBI, Van Zandt has run a corporate security firm. He spoke to High Country News by telephone from Virginia on Wednesday and Thursday. As of early Thursday, the FBI had arrested 11 people and...
  • “Lots of Shooting” During Militia Arrests In Oregon

    01/28/2016 9:00:06 AM PST · by rktman · 60 replies
    bearingarms.com ^ | 1/28/2016 | Bob Owens
    An eyewitness and his daughter have provided the first outside account of the shootout between members of the Oregon militiamen who had seized the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge complex and a blocking force of FBI agents who kept the vehicle from escaping an attempted traffic stop.
  • Robert "LaVoy" Finicum shot and killed while charging police, driver says

    01/27/2016 8:06:06 PM PST · by dynoman · 152 replies
    The Oregonian/OregonLive ^ | January 27, 2016 at 9:45 AM, updated January 27, 2016 at 3:43 PM | By Les Zaitz
    Robert "LaVoy" Finicum, the spokesman of the refuge occupation, was shot and killed after he charged police during a roadside stop north of Burns on Tuesday, according to a man on Facebook who claims to be the driver of one of two vehicles involved in the highway shooting. McConnell said he noticed movement, and Finicum "took off" in the pickup with the remaining passengers. He said Payne and Cox described encountering a police roadblock about a mile north on the highway and apparently tried to get around it, becoming stuck in the snow. "When he exited the vehicle, the rear...
  • Hands up, just shoot!

    01/27/2016 7:06:46 PM PST · by amorphous · 79 replies
    WND ^ | 27 Jan 2016 | Jeff Knox
    The occupation of a remote wildlife refuge turned violent yesterday when federal agents stopped two vehicles carrying protesters to a town hall meeting in John Day, Oregon. Victoria Sharp, a passenger in one of those vehicles, has reported that federal agents opened fire on the group without provocation after conflicting and confusing demands for the protesters to surrender. Sharp reported that shots were first fired at Ryan Payne as he complied with orders to show his hands out of the window of the vehicle in which she was riding, but that the shots missed. Payne was calling for police to...
  • Through attorney Ammon Bundy tells remaining occupiers to stand down

    01/27/2016 5:06:44 PM PST · by Gandalf the Mauve · 13 replies
    KATU 2 ^ | 1-27/16 | KATU Staff
    Ammon Bundy, through his attorney Wednesday, asked the remaining armed occupiers at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge to stand down and go home.... "I'm asking the federal government to allow the people at the refuge to go home without being prosecuted," Bundy said through his attorney Mike Arnold, who stood outside court to read Bundy's statement. "To those remaining at the refuge, I love you. Let us take this fight from here. Please stand down. Please stand down. Go home and hug your families. This fight is ours for now in the courts. Please go home."...
  • Bundy And Other Militants Appear In Federal Court

    01/27/2016 4:17:13 PM PST · by Lurking Libertarian · 69 replies
    Oregon Public Broadcasting ^ | January 27, 2016 | Ryan Haas, Conrad Wilson & Amelia Templeton
    The federal government outlined its case Wednesday against Ammon Bundy and other militants charged with occupying an Oregon wildlife refuge. The criminal complaint was filed in federal court in Portland. It lists video and written evidence that shows Ammon Bundy, Ryan Bundy, Ryan Payne, Pete Santilli, Shawna Cox, Jon Ritzheimer and Joseph O'Shaughnessy all took part in an armed occupation at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. Federal prosecutors have charged all of the defendants with felonies related to preventing federal workers from doing their jobs. All of the defendants except Ritzheimer, who turned himself in to Arizona law enforcement Tuesday,...
  • What happens next at Oregon wildlife refuge after Bundy arrests?

    01/27/2016 12:58:17 PM PST · by redreno · 20 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | 01/27/2016 | Emily Smith
    For 26 days, armed occupiers have been holed up in a lonely federal wildlife refuge headquarters in rural Oregon. Dismissing the exhortations of the governor, ignoring the inconveniences of the residents, the occupiers stood their ground, saying they were protesting federal land policies. The government waited patiently for an opportunity to end the situation peacefully. A break came Tuesday night when Ammon Bundy, the group's leader, was arrested along with six others. An eighth person turned himself in. The group's spokesman, LaVoy Finicum, was killed. Here's a look at what happened -- and what happens next:
  • U.S. Rep. Greg Walden urges remaining Malheur occupiers to go home

    01/27/2016 9:52:28 AM PST · by Gandalf the Mauve · 19 replies
    The Register-Guard ^ | 1-27-16 | (not given)
    U.S. Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., on Wednesday urged the remaining protesters occupying Malheur National Wildlife Refuge to leave. Walden, whose 2nd Congressional District encompasses Harney County and the rest of Eastern Oregon, issued the following statement on Wednesday morning: "I've been in close contact with local and federal officials throughout this long standoff, and we had all hoped for a peaceful conclusion to the situation in Harney County. Sadly, our hopes were shattered with the shooting that occurred during last night's arrest. "While we wait to learn more details and next steps, we must keep the people of Harney County...
  • Oregon Occupier Killed In Standoff Climax Preferred Death To Prison (Claims of Hand up & Unarmed)

    01/27/2016 5:55:49 AM PST · by xzins · 310 replies
    TPM ^ | 27 Jan 16 | Rick Bowmer
    Four days after taking the Malheur Wildlife Refuge in Harney County, Oregon, LaVoy Finicum, a 55-year-old Arizona rancher told NBC News that he'd rather die than spend his days in prison. "There are things more important than your life and freedom is one of them," he said in early January as he sat huddled in a blue tarp outside of the wildlife refuge keeping watch with his gun in his lap. "I'm prepared to defend freedom." Finicum told NBC that night that he was staying outside to ensure that the FBI could find him if they came to arrest him....
  • Militant Shot and Killed While Charging Police, Driver Says. (Finally an eyewitness account)

    01/27/2016 7:23:04 AM PST · by The All Knowing All Seeing Oz · 116 replies
    BURNS – Robert "LaVoy" Finicum, the spokesman of the refuge occupation, was shot and killed after he charged police during a roadside stop north of Burns on Tuesday, according to a man on Facebook who claims to be the driver of one of two vehicles involved in the highway shooting. Mark McConnell posted a video to Facebook Wednesday morning, recounting the Tuesday afternoon scene that led to Finicum's death and the subsequent arrest of eight people involved in the Jan. 2 takeover of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. His account emerged as police established new checkpoints on roads leading to...
  • Yes, the feds had a plan for Malheur

    01/27/2016 3:43:49 AM PST · by Gandalf the Mauve · 34 replies
    The Reality-Based Community ^ | 1-26-16 | Mark Kleiman
    One of the occupiers of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge is dead after a shoot-out with federal and state authorities. Eight of the crew, including ringleader Ammon Bundy and his brother, were pulled over while driving to a meeting in a neighboring county. Five of the survivors, including the Bundys, have been arrested, and a sixth man was arrested in a nearby town. The officers had arrest warrants charging several of the occupants of the car with "conspiracy to impede or injure an officer," a less serious charge than "seditious conspiracy" but still good for up to six years. It's...
  • LaVoy & Jeanette Finicum Photos: Pictures of Cowboy Couple (Mormon rancher LaVoy Finicum was killed

    01/26/2016 10:08:00 PM PST · by Ripliancum · 26 replies
    Heavy.com ^ | 11:39 pm EST, January 26, 2016 | Paul Farrell
    Mormon rancher LaVoy Finicum was killed during the Oregon militia standoff on January 26. He's survived by his Jeanette. Finicum was 54 years old when he died. Together he and his wife maintained a ranch in northern Arizona. The ranch was staffed and managed by the couple's 11 foster children. They were kids the couple took in, troubled kids with criminal histories. During the standoff, Finicum complained that the state had taken away the children because of his high profile role with the militia. Meanwhile on his wife, Jeanette's LinkedIn page, she lists foster care provider as her full time...
  • Breaking News: Oregon militia member is shot dead as routine traffic stop escalates

    01/26/2016 9:08:32 PM PST · by Nachum · 60 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/26/16 | Daily Mail (UK) & Associated Press, by Staff
    Ammon Bundy has been arrested and his brother Ryan was wounded in a shoot-out with FBI officers that left one of their militiamen dead, reports claim. It is the climax of a tense stand-off between federal agents and the activists more than three weeks after they took over a government building in Burns, Oregon, to protest two ranchers being jailed. They were driving to a community meeting with eight other activists on Tuesday afternoon when they were stopped by traffic cops, according KATU. Within minutes, shots were fired, wounding Ryan Bundy and killing an unidentified militiaman. It is not clear
  • Oregon standoff spokesman Robert 'LaVoy' Finicum killed, Bundys in custody after gunfight near Burns

    01/26/2016 9:32:18 PM PST · by Nextrush · 106 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 1/26/2016 | Les Zaitz
    BURNS- OREGON STANDOFF SPOKESMAN ROBERT 'LAVOY' FINICUM WAS KILLED AND OTHER LEADERS OF THE MALHEUR NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE OCCUPATION WERE ARRESTED TUESDAY AFTER THE FBI AND STATE POLICE STOPPED VEHICLES ABOUT 20 MILES NORTH OF BURNS. AUTHORITIES DID NOT RELEASE THE NAME OF THE PERSON WHO DIED AT THE HIGHWAY STOP, BUT FINCICUM'S DAUGHTER CONFIRMED IT WAS FINICUM, 55, OF CANE BEDS, ARIZONA ONE OF THE COWBOY-HAT WEARING FACES OF THE TAKEOVER. 'DAD WAS SUCH A GOOD MAN THROUGH AND THROUGH,' SAID ARIANA FINCICUM BROWN, 26, ONE OF FINCIUM'S 11 CHILDREN. 'HE WOULD NEVER WANT TO HURT SOMEBODY, BUT HE...
  • Breaking Burns Oregon: Reports of Shots Fired - Casualties and Hospital Lockdown

    01/26/2016 5:50:29 PM PST · by Mechanicos · 178 replies
    pete Santilli Show on Youtube ^ | 1/26/2016 | pete Santilli Show
    Reports of people Shot in Burns Or protest, Live feed . https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VVWykMKiOjU
  • Oregon protest leader Ammon Bundy, others arrested; 1 killed

    01/26/2016 7:31:55 PM PST · by BuckeyeTexan · 203 replies
    CNN ^ | 01/26/2016 | Dana Ford & Holly Yan
    CNN)One person was killed as authorities arrested a group of people -- including Ammon Bundy -- involved with the armed occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, the FBI and Oregon State Police said. The deceased individual, who has not been identified, was the subject of a federal probable cause arrest, officials said.
  • Leader of Oregon occupation Ammon Bundy, at least 8 others arrested

    01/26/2016 6:41:31 PM PST · by Timpanagos1 · 6 replies
    KATU ^ | 1/26/16
    HARNEY COUNTY, Ore. — KATU News has learned the leader of the armed occupation at Malheur Wildlife Refuge has been arrested, along with three other individuals Tuesday evening.
  • Press Release: C.O.W.S Leaders Gather in Oregon to Support Property Rights.

    01/26/2016 6:04:59 PM PST · by Twotone · 6 replies
    Coalition of Western States ^ | Jan. 26, 2016 | Staff
    Fact Finding Mission to Harney County Legislators and grassroots leaders from the Coalition of Western States (C.O.W.S.) traveled to Harney County Oregon last week, and met with the Harney County Under Sheriff, the County Judge, District Attorney, and a representative of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, at the Courthouse in Burns and later protest leaders at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, regarding the ongoing standoff and the continuing complaints about Bureau of Land Management’s treatment of local ranchers. During the visit members of the Coalition asked and were assured several times by officials that no violent action was intended against...
  • Clinton Foundation for Mining Rights In Wyoming And Oregon- Hammond Ranch Part Of The Deal

    01/24/2016 7:22:46 AM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 23 replies
    The Marshall Report ^ | January 24,2016 | Dianne Marshall
    Finally the back story behind the Malheur Wildlife Refuge– and the Hammond ranch, as well as other ranchs and surrounding the refuge surfaces. Rumors have now been confirmed the ranch lands do indeed contain a wealth of precious metals, minerals, and uranium that is coveted by not only the federal government, but foreign entities as well. Think TTIP….heck just think TPA. Or double heck just think NAFTA!
  • Militia Members Accuse Gov’t of Going to Unthinkable Lengths (CPS takes kids

    01/26/2016 7:21:14 AM PST · by Whenifhow · 15 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Jan 25 2016 | Chris Enloe
    Two key members of the Oregon militia, who continue to hold the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon, say Arizona officials took their children from their homes as an act of revenge. According to a report from the Arizona Republic, Robert "LaVoy" Finicum and Blaine Cooper say federal officials pressured local child protection officials to take custody of their children in retaliation against them for their siege on the wildlife refuge. Cooper, who posts regular updates of the siege on social media, said earlier in the month that child protection services came to his house in Humboldt, Arizona, and took...
  • Judge Vance Day should be ousted from job, in part for refusing to marry gays (Oregon)

    01/25/2016 5:55:14 PM PST · by aimhigh · 12 replies
    Oregonian ^ | 01/25/2016 | Aimee Green
    A state commission recommended Monday that Marion County Circuit Judge Vance Day be ousted from his job for his refusal to marry same-sex couples and other ethical violations. The Oregon Commission on Judicial Fitness and Disability made its rare recommendation to the Oregon Supreme Court in a 48-page report. The high court ultimately will decide whether to remove Day from the bench.
  • Sparks fly in debate over North Fork coal mining ( Jobs & Energy: Colorado )

    01/25/2016 8:57:07 AM PST · by george76 · 18 replies
    Grand Junction Media ^ | January 24, 2016 | Gary Harmon
    Environmental organizations that offered more than 150,000 comments calling on the U.S. Forest Service to reject an agreement to allow additional mining in the North Fork area said the response demonstrated strong public opposition. More like "stuffing the ballot box," said an industry spokesman who noted that the environmental opposition would undermine a bargain fashioned over five years of talks. The Forest Service proposes reinstating the North Fork coal-mining exception to the Colorado Roadless Rule. The exception would allow Arch Coal to extend the West Elk Mine near Somerset below the roadless area. The roadless exemption would allow construction of...
  • Donald Trump op-ed: My vision for a Culture of Life

    01/23/2016 8:47:03 AM PST · by ironman · 275 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 23, 2016 | Donald Trump
    Let me be clear - I am pro-life. I support that position with exceptions allowed for rape, incest or the life of the mother being at risk. I did not always hold this position, but I had a significant personal experience that brought the precious gift of life into perspective for me. My story is well documented, so I will not retell it here. However, what I will do with the remaining space is express my feelings about life, and the culture of life, as we just marked the 43rd anniversary of Roe v. Wade. I build things. There is...
  • Clinton Foundation took massive payoffs, promised Hammond Ranch and other publicly owned lands to...

    01/23/2016 3:38:57 PM PST · by amorphous · 62 replies
    Intellihub.com ^ | 23 Jan 2016 | Shepard Ambellas
    PRINCETON, Ore. - As it turns out there's a lot more to the story behind the Malheur Wildlife Refuge-a whole lot more-and this article is just the tip of the proverbial iceberg. As you may or may not know, Intellihub reported on Jan. 4, that the Hammond's ranch and other ranch-lands surrounding the refuge sit atop a vast swath of precious metals, minerals, and uranium that's heavily desired by not only the federal government, but foreign entities as well. However, at the time of the article's publication the federal government's full motive to seize the land was not yet known...
  • 200 FBI VEHICLES ARRIVE AT OREGON STANDOFF/HILLARY BEHIND LAND GRAB [#142, 1 dead]

    01/23/2016 3:49:17 PM PST · by Syncro · 146 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1-23-2016 | BPEarthWatch
    Published on Jan 23, 2016 Trouble in Oregon, Started by Bill and Hillary in a massive land sell-out to Russian Uranium Company.Clinton Foundation took massive payoffs, promised Hammond Ranch and other publicly owned lands to Russian,s along with one-fifth of our uranium ore. https://www.intellihub.com/clinton-fo...Our Website, http://www.BPEarthWatch.Com
  • FBI and Oregon standoff leaders begin negotiations to end refuge occupation

    01/22/2016 4:04:45 AM PST · by Nextrush · 6 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 1/21/2016 | Les Zaitz
    BURNS-Ammon Bundy, standing in a biting, freezing wind Thursday at the police blockade to the local airport, borrowed a cellphone from an FBI agent. On the other end was an FBI negotiator who identified himself to Bundy only as "Chris." And so opened talks between the leader of the refuge occupation and the federal agency in charge of bringing and end to the armed takeover, now in its third week.... Bundy and Ryan Payne, another takeover organizer, said the FBI reached out by phone and by messenger starting two days ago. Bundy said he had 14 voice messages Wednesday from...
  • VIDEO: Federal Employees Brag About Swindling WWII Vets Off Their Land

    01/20/2016 9:44:05 PM PST · by Nachum · 40 replies
    the gateway pundit ^ | 1/20/16 | VIDEO: Federal Employees Brag About Swindling WWII Vets Off Their Land Jim Hoft
    This will make your blood boil. Federal employees with the Park Service brag about how they swindled two World War II veterans off the land for pennies on the dollar. Federal employees revel in the fact that they swindle land from private property owners at pennies on the dollar, in astonishing admissions captured in a recently released video. “We went out to the mine and the owners were two little guys that had been in the Second World War,” a California park service employee recalls at a retirement celebration for Mojave National Preserve Superintendent Mary Martin in 2005. The employee...
  • Ore. governor frustrated with armed protesters occupation at wildlife refuge

    01/21/2016 9:43:32 AM PST · by redreno · 28 replies
    Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has had enough. Brown publicly vented her frustration Wednesday with the armed group of protesters who've taken over a federal wildlife refuge in Harney County, in the southeastern corner of her state. But she's also fed up with federal officials' response to the occupation and urged them to put an end to it. "The residents of Harney County have been overlooked and underserved by federal officials' response thus far," Brown said during a news conference. "This spectacle of lawlessness must end. And until Harney County is free of it I will not stop insisting that federal...
  • Portland police officers who posted 'I Am Darren Wilson' on Facebook faced counseling (tr)

    01/20/2016 11:35:49 PM PST · by Ray76 · 7 replies
    Two of the officers who posted "I am Darren Wilson'' over a photo of the Portland police badge on their personal Facebook pages in 2014 were ordered to receive counseling from a supervisor and a third retired.