Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Armed guards surround Bundy, supporters fear imminent threat


 Local rancher Cliven Bundy may have his cattle back, but his supporters say they are still preparing for an imminent threat.

Militia groups from all over the country say they are flocking to the Bundy ranch to protect the family from a feared federal government raid.

The Bureau of Land Management allowed Bundy to release his cattle Saturday, after they felt threatened.

Bundy now has a whole contingent of armed guards surrounding him 24 hours a day.

"They're just there, trying to make sure something crazy doesn't happen to him," Bundy's son Ammon Bundy said.

His security detail and family feel he is someone to be protected because of what the federal government could do.

"There were snipers on the hills and armed guards and you know, military forces with cameras all over." Ammon Bundy said.

Cliven Bundy fears that the government could gather up again because they never reached a formal deal.

More @ KLAS

Sources on Nev. land grab: 'This is far from over'

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 Eyewitnesses confirm that armed federal agents are still on the land in spite of their claim of "retreat."

The Examiner has learned that sources both inside and outside the federal government are saying that regarding the Nevada land grab, "This is far from over." This is confirmed by developments on the scene.

When federal agents from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) decided to stand down in their confrontation between rancher Cliven Bundy, his family, and over a thousand supporters, it was assumed that the Bundys had won and the Feds were withdrawing in defeat.

While the stand down was indeed a victory for those who support Cliven Bundy in his bid to continue using land his family has used for over a century, from the start there were developments that did not add up or make sense.

The suddenness with which the Feds retreated, in spite of the fact that government snipers had high powered assault rifles aimed at members of the Bundy family and the protesters, was in itself odd. Not a shot was fired. Yet the Feds retreated with the explanation that they were "concerned for the safety of their agents and the citizens on the ground."

But the problem was that the Feds never left the scene. They merely retreated from their conspicuous post in the hills above the land where the protesters had gathered. Sources have told The Examiner.

More @ Examiner

Ben Carson: White House wanted apology for ‘offending’ Obama

WASHINGTON - JUNE 19:  U.S. President George W. Bush (R) presents a Presidential Medal of Freedom to Benjamin S. Carson, Sr. M.D (L), for his work withneurological disorders during an East Room ceremony June 19, 2008 at the White House in Washington, DC.  The medal is the nation

How about Obama apologize for his attempted commie takeover?  They always ask for speeches in advance so they can PC them, but Carson only speaks off-hand and that is why they were caught flat footed. 

Neurosurgeon Ben Carson says the White House wanted him to apologize for “offending” President Obama after he famously delivered a conservative message at the National Prayer Breakfast last year.
Carson, the former director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital, recalls the events surrounding his 2013 speech in his new book, One Nation: What We Can All Do To Save America’s Future. The Daily Caller obtained an advance copy of the book, which is set for release May 20.

“He did not appear to be hostile or angry,” Carson writes of Obama, “but within a matter of minutes after the conclusion of the program, I received a call from some of the prayer breakfast organizers saying that the White House was upset and requesting that I call the president and apologize for offending him. I said that I did not think that he was offended and that I didn’t think that such a call was warranted.”

More @ Daily Caller

Colonel Lewis L. Millett Medal Of Honor / Founder Recondo School and Republic Of Vietnam Ranger Training Center

They were the last defense of Saigon and destroyed a number of tanks in the street before the surrender.

The tanks are identified as South Vietnamese. Heh! :)

 Colonel Millett
 MH: You first went to Vietnam in 1960. What were your duties?

Millett: I set up Ranger schools in three areas. I started the Vietnamese Rangers with Vietnamese officers who had been through the American Ranger school. You know how I got things done? When I was running the Recondo school, 20th Century Fox made a 15-minute film, Rangers in the 101st. It showed the training, the death slide, all that stuff. When we started the Rangers in Vietnam, a Special Forces team was sent to set up the course. They weren’t Ranger qualified. I was supposed to be the adviser, but they were setting up the course! They had a big reputation, but when I showed that film, they bought everything I said.

MH: You graduated from the Command and General Staff School and the Army War College. What did you do when you returned to Vietnam in 1970?

Millett: I had been in Laos in 1968 to 1970. My family was living in Bangkok, Thailand. Back in Vietnam, I was adviser to the II Corps Phoenix Program that was trying to disrupt Viet Cong infrastructure in towns and villages. You know the Phoenix Program got a lot of bad publicity about being murderers and so forth. I never saw any of that. We would get information about the comings and goings of Viet Cong leadership, and we would set up ambushes along routes to and from the villages. We were trying to capture Viet Cong leaders to find out more about them. But we did kill a lot of them when they wouldn’t surrender. Because I volunteered for two years, my family could visit. All my kids have been there. My son Lee went on patrols with me.
My youngest son, John, lived with a Vietnamese family for three months. My wife was part Cherokee, and she thought there might be a Montagnard relationship with American Indians because of the designs on their cloths and other things. Well, we went visiting Montagnard villages in the mountains, sometimes at night in a vehicle with our lights on. And we never got shot at! This was 1972. We had won the war! Then we turned it over to the Vietnamese, and we came home. That’s when I got angry because we quit, and I got out of the Army.
More with many pictures @ Colonel Millett

Army dangerously short of Ranger-qualified personnel........

.......As of December 2012, Army brigade combat teams have 19 percent of their Ranger-coded positions, in the ranks of private through sergeant first class, filled with Ranger-qualified leaders. 

The Evolution of Ranger School: Supporting the squad as the Foundation of the Decisive Force


Evolution of Ranger School: Supporting the squad as Foundation of the Decisive Force

The Army has learned valuable lessons over the past 10 years of war, particularly with respect to small unit leadership. The conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan have been fought primarily by platoons and squads operating independently from higher headquarters, where the decisions made by their leaders have had both operational and strategic-level impacts. The Army has identified that this new, complex environment requires increasingly adaptive leaders. A primary concern is how best to prepare leaders for this environment prior to their arrival in theater and, further, how to maintain the capabilities of our experienced small unit leaders when the current conflict comes to a close. The Army has refined its doctrine and its learning model based on lessons learned from the past 10 years as well as assumptions about future combat.

Up To One Million New Yorkers Seize Opportunity To Not Register Their Firearms Ahead of NY SAFE ACT Deadline

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The April 15 deadline to register firearms deemed “assault weapons” under Governor Cuomo’s NY SAFE Act has been met by hordes of New York Gun owners not rushing to register firearms, and the ceremonial burning of registration forms.

Unofficial estimates suggest that as few as 3,000-5,000 of the estimated 1-2 million firearms that have been redefined as “assault weapons” under New York’s utterly arbitrary and blatantly unconstitutional law

have been registered. Literally dozens of gun owners in the state of 19.57 million (2012) residents will take the opportunity to register today.

New York’s citizen control groups are taking the news as expected, with raging denial:
With the deadline set to take effect, the head of New Yorkers Against Gun Violence — one of the SAFE Act’s biggest proponents — said gun owners should be expected to follow the law.
“They can make all the noise they want, but the law is the law,” said Leah Gunn Barrett, the group’s executive director. “The New York SAFE Act was passed by a bipartisan legislature, signed by Gov. Cuomo well over a year ago. It’s being implemented, and people are expected to comply with the law.”
Aren’t their delusions adorable?

More @ Bearing Arms

H.R. 4380: Game changing gun legislation?


There is a bill in Washington, quietly introduced by Steve Stockman, R-Texas, which has the potential to change the game on national gun politics. Of course there are many bills which sit idly on agendas, on committees, waiting to be read by those who could probably care less about its success or passage. All of these bills concerning firearm rights have a potential impact on the freedoms of American gun owners and the gun industry, but what makes H.R. 4380 different from most of those pieces of legislation is that it will be significant before it even passes.

According to https://www.govtrack.us/ only 11% of bills introduced in the previous legislative session have made it passed committee, while a meager 2% actually were signed into law. The legislative tracking site gives H.R. 4380 a 9% chance of making it past committee, and a lofty 2% probability of being signed.

H.R. 4380 is the Gun Confiscation and Registration Prevention Act.

Why is it important?

So happy you asked

More @ CDN

Bundy Ranch - What You're Not Being Told: Don't miss it.

Kid misses Common Core math problems because he didn’t use ‘friendly’ numbers

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In Common Core math, it often is not good enough to get the correct answer. Instead, students are required to show “higher order” thinking skills — in this case, use of the associative property. Yes, the associative property is important and should be taught at some point. Unfortunately, we suspect that many 7-year olds will not be able to understand this particular assignment.  With limited days in the school year, wouldn’t second graders — second graders! — be better off spending their time attempting to master the traditional subtraction algorithm?

More @ Twitchy


Ron Paul: Feds May Come Back With More Force on Nevada Rancher

 Image: Ron Paul: Feds May Come Back With More Force on Nevada Rancher 

Ron Paul is happy that the standoff between a Nevada rancher and the Bureau of Land Management ended peacefully last week, but he fears the federal government may return in larger force.

"Governments don't give up their power easily, and they may well come back with a lot more force like they did at Waco with the Davidians," the former Republican congressman and presidential candidate said Monday on Fox News Channel's "Your World with Neil Cavuto."

The federal government has been criticized for the Branch Davidian siege that killed 83 cult members and four ATF agents in 1993 and for the Ruby Ridge raid a year earlier that killed two members of Randy Weaver's family and a deputy U.S. marshal.

More @ Newsmax

Why Cliven Bundy Is Not Wrong- From A Fellow Rancher


There have been a lot of people criticizing Clive Bundy because he did not pay his grazing fees for 20 years. The public is also probably wondering why so many other cowboys are supporting Mr. Bundy even though they paid their fees and Clive did not. What you people probably do not realize is that on every rancher’s grazing permit it says the following:

“You are authorized to make grazing use of the lands, under the jurisdiction of the Bureau of Land Management and covered by this grazing permit, upon your acceptance of the terms and conditions of this grazing permit and payment of grazing fees when due.”

The “mandatory” terms and conditions go on to list the allotment, the number and kind of livestock to be grazed, when the permit begins and ends, the number of active or suspended AUMs (animal units per month), etc. The terms and conditions also list specific requirements such as where salt or mineral supplements can be located, maximum allowable use of forage levels (40% of annual growth), etc., and include a lot more stringent policies that must be adhered to.