Wednesday, January 31, 2018

BUNKERVILLE AND OREGON STANDOFFS: "MOST DANGEROUS MEN", "HE CALLS ME A DOMESTIC TERRORIST" 

  

"I spoke to my attorney and or course we were thinking that we would be able to get out on bail......."


"So when my attorney asked the US prosecutors if they were going to oppose bail,  the prosecutors began to actually laugh at him........Then they said there's no way these men will get bail and they went so far as to say these were the most dangerous men, speaking of us, that we were the most dangerous men they had ever prosecuted."


"My brother and I (Ryan) were in the bottom floors of the federal building in Oregon.  We're in a holding cell down there and Judge Jones came and actually visited us in the holding cells down there..."


Ammon Bundy Facebook video 1/30/2018


"He calls me a domestic terrorist....."


Portland and Las Vegas courtroom observer Kelli Stewart describes an officer in the Portland federal courthouse



Several months in their nearly two year imprisonment without bail  Ammon and Ryan Bundy were visited in a cell by Portland US District Judge Robert E. Jones.   

Jones was in charge of the detention of the Oregon Standoff prisoners.   Ammon Bundy described the visit as if the judge wanted to see "The Elephant Man" in his cage.   

Ammon said "we thought we could talk to him" about their imprisonment without bail.

But Judge Jones carried a piece of paper and he went down the list of names and Ammon caught the paper that had a list of all the Oregon and Bunkerville defendants, all the people arrested.  To the right of each name was color coding Red, Green and Yellow.

"No, it says here I can't release you, that you won't be released."


Oregon US District Judge Robert E. Jones as quoted by Ammon Bundy during a holding cell visit in 2016 before his release hearing before the judge


In a video posted yesterday (January 30th)  Ammon Bundy urges viewers to support an end to the National Defense Authorization Act law that allows unlimited detention of American citizens among other things.

Bundy endorses state legislation like that proposed in Idaho to defend citizens of Idaho from arrest and detention under that law.

He points to the PANDA organization at this website at link:

PEOPLE TO END NDAA

Its amazing to realize that the men jailed over the Oregon and Bunkerville protests were jailed without bail and held indefinitely as if they were Islamic terrorists at Gitmo (Guantanamo Bay).

That begs a question to be asked of any and all federal officials connected to the cases as well as our own elected officials.    Were the Bunkerville and Oregon defendants considered "terrorists"?

The Oregon Standoff protest is rooted in the return to federal prison of Dwight and Steven Hammond  to serve mandatory sentences as terrorists in connection with a backfire they lit to protect their land.

It seems that in the aftermath of 9/11 during the time of George W. Bush's presidency anti-terrorism laws were passed that have been used against American citizens as in the Hammonds lighting a backfire and the Oregon and Bunkerville protesters standing for Constitutional rights.

When observer Kelli Stewart was sitting in the courtroom in Portland last week during the harsh sentencing hearing for Jake Ryan, federal officers surrounded a woman watching the trial and took her out.

These are the same kind of people like the federal marshals who surrounded, tackled, tased and arrested Ammon Bundy's defense lawyer Marcus Mumford at the end of the first trial in October 2016.

The "Department of Homeland Security" officers suspected the woman of making an audio recording in the courtroom and Kelli followed them out to make sure this woman would not be mistreated or forced to answer questions without her rights being read to her.   She wanted to be a witness to anything that was going on, to ensure the safety of the young woman surrounded by three armed men trying to take her to a place where they could have in the officer's words "privacy".

Kelli Stewart described  one of the officers who was in her words "hell bent on arresting somebody", "demonic", "satanic" and "high on power".    He constantly made threats to arrest Kelli or put others watching in handcuffs.   Remember, federal law enforcement were depicted by one of their own in the "Larry Wooten Memo" on the Bunkerville investigation as being very inappropriate with violent threats and pornographic language.

The officers threatened arrest and began asking the woman they pulled out if she was recording anything trying to intimidate her.  She and the other woman went through a two hour ordeal involving the federal officers.

And the tough guy federal officer quoted by Kelli Stewart above refers to her as a "domestic terrorist" which seems to answer the question as to what the federal government considers the Bundy's and their supporters in the Oregon and Bunkerville protests to be.






Ammon Bundy Video 1/30/2018


Larry Wooten Memo


Kelli Stewart Video (Starts discussion of incident with federal officers at 26:00)

THE TET OFFENSIVE: THE EMBASSY ATTACK (JAN.31, 1968)



The official anniversary of the Tet Offensive is January 30th, the day it began, but it was on this day that network television news (the cutting edge most important news source 50 years ago today) was able to bring viewers dramatic and startling footage of the Vietcong suicide attack on the US Embassy in Saigon.

The attack came down at around 3am Saigon time but there was no live video capability in 1968 from Vietnam.    The films of the attack were put on airplanes and sent to locations like Hong Kong or Tokyo where they could be sent via satellite earth stations back to the United States.

At 1130pm  both CBS and NBC aired "Special Reports" on the Communist offensive in Saigon and around Vietnam, bringing viewers the drama orchestrated by the enemy to gain a propaganda victory.

The Tet Offensive would be a propaganda victory beyond their wildest imaginations.

Media bias and the Tet Offensive was detailed out in Peter Braestrup's "Big Story" book published in the 1970's.

Public anger and angst over biased news reporting boiled over into the ranks of television news itself in 1970 when ABC anchor and commentator Howard K. Smith, a man with socialist, anti-religious and pro-gun control views, told "TV Guide" that there indeed was a liberal bias in television news that showed itself in coverage related to the Vietnam War.

Meanwhile, the NBC co-anchor Chet Huntley left his job in the summer of 1970 lamenting the political divisions caused in part by the Vietnam War and also decrying the increase in government bureaucracy.   Wow, would he be shocked if he lived to see this day.

Many believed he was headed back to his native Montana to pursue a career in politics as a Republican candidate for US Senate.  CBS anchorman Walter Cronkite even chuckled at the notion of  a Huntley political career, probably chuckling at his conservative libertarian ideas that caused Huntley to cross a picket line when the TV network people went on strike in 1967 while Uncle Walter walked with a picket sign.


Links to videos of "Special Reports" below.



NBC NEWS SPECIAL REPORT (EMBASSY ATTACK AT 4:00)


CBS SPECIAL REPORT (EMBASSY ATTACK AT 1:25)

Sunday, January 28, 2018

BUNKERVILLE STANDOFF:  THREE IN PRISON, FOUR FACING TRIAL, CLIVEN BUNDY LAWSUIT


"***UPDATE ON GREG***

January 25 at 550pm

Got an email dated today early this morning.  Apparently the BOP doesn't like getting phone calls about him.  He said he got his ass chewed out yesterday.

Like everything else the government does...we are just suppose to accept it and not say anything!  Greg said all he can do is suffer until it goes through its paces.

Then he said something that worries me...he said he is losing it big time.  Please keep praying for him."


"Support Political Prisoner Greg Burleson" Facebook page


There are now three men in prison  (two after conviction by a jury, one after a guilty plea) in connection with the Bunkerville Standoff.   None of them had knowledge or or use of the evidence withheld by the federal government that led to charges being dropped against Cliven Bundy and three others in the third trial.

The three men are Greg Burleson (68 year sentence), Todd Engel (convicted, facing sentencing) and Jerry DeLemus (guilty plea, 87 month sentence).

Greg Burleson has been sent to a federal prison in Pennsylvania (Allenwood) and he currently has a court appointed lawyer telling him in essence "Oops I forgot to file your appeal within a 14 day deadline".

Burleson has medical issues and suffered from a seizure recently.  He says prison officials have been giving him a hard time because supporters have called the prison out of concern for his health.

Todd Engel has decided to file an appeal with a private lawyer but the cost there is 25-thousand dollars with supporters trying to raise the money.    At least 6,215 dollars has been raised so far.  Its not yet clear what kind of sentence the judge will hand out with speculation anywhere from 12 years to the maximum of 30 years.

 Jerry DeLemus sits in the Devens federal prison in Massachusetts near his home in New Hamsphire.   DeLemus co-chaired the New Hampshire Veterans Coalition for Donald Trump during the 2016 primary.   He was berated at his sentencing last year by US District Judge Gloria Navarro as a "vigilante bully" and got 15 months tacked onto his sentence above the six years recommended by the prosecution.

His wife Susan is working with lawyers to find out what avenue of appeal he has.

Four men still face trial February 26th in US District Court in Las Vegas.   Dave Bundy, Mel Bundy, Joe O'Shaugnessy, and Jason Woods are set for a pretrial "calendar call" on February 8th.  Defense lawyers are hoping to get charges dismissed but that is far from certain.   Judge Gloria Navarro appears to be of the opinion that with all the evidence apparently out in open now, the four can be tried.

Last Thurday Cliven Bundy filed a lawsuit in Nevada  in state court challenging Barack Obama's designation of a national monument on his land in 2016.   The suit says the monument designation is "illegal" and "unlawful".

Assisting Cliven Bundy in the lawsuit is judicial activist Larry Klayman.

The Obama Administration designated Bundy Ranch and surrounding areas a national monument in 2016.

The Trump Administration Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has announced in the name of President Trump that only 15 percent of the lands in the area will be used for a national monument.

When he visited the Bundy Ranch area last summer Zinke did not meet with the Bundy family, but did meet with environmentalists who are hostile to the Bundy's.


Links to prisoner pages are below:


Free Todd Engel


Free Jerry DeLemus

Saturday, January 27, 2018

OREGON STANDOFF:  JEANETTE FINICUM EXPLAINS LAWSUIT, LAWSUIT DETAILS, DEFENDANT WANTS NEW TRIAL



"Our number one goal was to preserve life, not to overreact....There was no overreach in the federal government's response to this occupation."


Acting US Attorney In Oregon Billy Williams comments on first Oregon Standoff trial, he is now nominated by President Trump to be permanent US Attorney there  (Maxine Bernstein "Oregon Live" 10/30/2016)



"...our family has filed this wrongful death (lawsuit) for justice and accountability for my husband, LaVoy Finicum.    We want to see justice in his name for the murder that they committed."


Jeanette Finicum speaks with Bryan Hyde 1/26/2018


"The knowingly, willful misconduct by the BLM as well as the AUSA in Nevada regarding anything Bundy related or associated raises huge concerns and red flags as to the potential actions of the BLM, AUSA and other agencies in the Oregon case."


Oregon Standoff defendant Jason Patrick's motion for discovery evidence from Bunkerville case


 Jeanette Finicum spoke with Bryan Hyde of "Who's Next" yesterday after a lawsuit was filed in federal court in Oregon over the murder of her husband LaVoy Finicum January 26th, 2016.

She said:

"...all of us should want to hold our government accountable for the wrongdoing because it is  not just our family that is affected, it is everyone that will be affected sooner or later.  We need to put them back in their rightful boundaries.  We need to hold them accountable for the bad actors that they hire and encourage them to rehabilitate them or fire them...."


Named in the suit among others are the former FBI special agent in charge in Portland, Greg Bretzing, the FBI Hostage Rescue team agent W. Joseph Astarita, the unnamed officer/officers of the Oregon State Police who fired the fatal shots (the name/names remain an official secret), Oregon Gov. Kate Brown, Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden, former Senate Democrat leader Harry Reid of Nevada, Harney County, Oregon Sheriff Dave Ward and Harney County Commissioner Steven Grasty.

The lawsuit says among other things:

"These defendants were mentally predisposed and committed to using excessive lethal force, to solve a political dispute.   The result has been both haunting and tragic."


"On January 26, 2016, at approximately 4:40 p.m., decedent Robert LaVoy Finicum was fatally shot three times in the back, assassination style, by one or more militarized officers of the Oregon State Police and/or FBI"


"It  has also been uncovered that the above-captioned defendants participated directly with and/or willfully aided and abetted a pattern of widespread and systematic corruption within portions of the Federal Bureau of Investigation ("FBI"), the Department of the Interior, Office of Law Enforcement and Security ("OLES"); and the Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management ("BLM"), where state and federal employees engaged in the intentional premeditated targeting of LaVoy Finicum and others (as described in more detail below) because of  1) his association with Cliven Bundy and Bundy family memebers; 2) his membership of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; and 3) his political views and statements regarding land rights and federal government overreach-specifically his consistent political activism and statements that were critical of the BLM."


Kieran Suckling of the Center for Biological Diversity is angered by the suit that includes his organization.  Suckling told "OregonLive" his group intends to seek dismissal of the case against it calling it an attack on "free speech".

Portland Attorney Lisa Ludwig, who was involved in the Oregon Standoff trials including standby counsel for Ryan Bundy who defended himself, is joining J. Morgan Philpot, who represented Ammon Bundy in the Bunkerville case, in the lawsuit.

Meanwhile Jason Patrick, who faces sentencing next month for his conviction in the second rigged Oregon Standoff trial, has filed a motion for a new trial citing the evidence withheld in the Bunkerville case.   His standby attorney, Andrew Kohlmetz, assisted him in the filing. 



FINICUM FAMILY LASWUIT


Jason Patrick motion


Oregon Live Story Quoting Billy Williams At Top Of This Post

Friday, January 26, 2018

OREGON STANDOFF:  KILLING LAVOY FINICUM


(WARNING: SOME OF THE FOLLOWING PASSAGES MAY BE OFFENSIVE TO SOME READERS)

"fearless men who  jump and die....her Green Beret has met his fate....he has died for those oppressed....."


SSgt. Barry Sadler-"Ballad of the Green Berets (1966)


"Have you felt the change in the tone and the tenor of the feds out there.  We certainly have.  We used to could walk up to them and talk with the FBI agents in a friendly manner......The tenor has changed and they have become more hardened...."


Lavoy Finicum interview video in the days before his death


"How many roads must a man walk down before you can call him a man....How many years can some people exist before they're allowed to be free.....How many deaths will it take till he knows that too many people have died?....."


Nobel Laureate Bob Dylan's "Blowin' In The Wind"


"Time after time, I was told of former BLM SAC Love's misconduct.   I was told by BLM Law Enforcement Supervisors that he had a "Kill Book" as a trophy and in essence bragged about getting three individuals in Utah to commit suicide...photographs of the "Arrest Tracking Wall" in which Eric Parker and Cliven Bundy had X's through their face and body....former BLM SAC Love sent photographs of his own feces and his girlfriend's vagina to co-workers and subordinates.......


.....altered and degrading photographs were put in an office presentation by my supervisor....

.......you could hear subjects of this investigation openly referred to as "retards", "rednecks", "overweight woman with big jowls", "douche bags", "tractor face", "idiots"......dildos, western themed gay bars, odors of sweat, playing chess with menstruating women, Cliven Bundy sh*tting on  cold stainless steel, personal lubiricant and Ryan Bundy holding a giant penis...."


Actual portions of BLM whistleblower Larry Wooten's memo on misconduct in the Bunkerville Standoff investigation


"What the world needs now is love sweet love....no, not just for some but for everyone...."


Jackie  DeShannon-"What the World Needs Now is Love" (1965)


"Love Thy Neighbor As Thy Self"


"The Good Book"


I'm watching a video where Kelli Stewart is telling me Steven Myrhe, the lead prosecutor in the Bunkerville Standoff, accused of gross misconduct by the judge and under "investigation" for withholding of evidence is now working the Las Vegas mass murder case.


Maybe Myhre will learn something about himself on that case and he will understand how people with pornographic minds become killers, perhaps the killers of LaVoy Fincium.


The porn atmosphere described in the investigation into the Bunkerville Standoff Mr. Myhre was involved in shocks us but Sheriff Joe Lombardo in Vegas mentioned last week that porn, child porn was found on the electronic gear of the Las Vegas mass murderer.

This sick mindset in a Nevada federal office filled with federal law enforcement and prosecutors obviously spilled over into Oregon and the planning and execution of the operation that killed LaVoy Finicum and injured Ryan ("Tractor Face"?) Bundy two years ago today.

The dehumanization of the Bundy's and their supporters by the federal law enforcement that plotted the operation that killed LaVoy two years ago today is something right out of the most evil playbooks in history.

BLM Agent Larry Wooten recalls getting flak when he objected to the insanity going on in the investigation of the Bundy's and their supporters being asked "Are you a Mormon?"

If Wooten had been in Germany in the 1930's they would have asked him "Are you a Jew?"

I hope the Bundy Haters who call them and their supporters "racists" are reading this you folks at the Southern Poverty (Of Ideas) Law Center and the Anti-Defamation League, your hypocrisy is showing.

For those who don't remember, the purpose of the Oregon Standoff protest as stated by its leader Ammon Bundy, it was to "love thy neighbor" as in the Hammonds, prosecuted and persecuted by the federal government's Bureau of Land Management.   Dwight and Steven Hammond were sent back to a federal prison for a second time to serve mandatory five year "terrorism" sentences for lighting a backfire to protect their land.

Today we honor and remember Robert "LaVoy" Finicum and all that he gave to this world, even his very own life.

He was a humble man, who loved God, the Constitution and humanity.   

(MAY BE EDITED DURING FRIDAY MORNING)

Thursday, January 25, 2018

OREGON STANDOFF:  JUDGE CRACKS DOWN IN SENTENCING OF JAKE RYAN


"Today, Jake Ryan was charged and sentenced to One year and one day in prison and 30 days for each misdemeanor.   This news breaks our hearts.  Our thoughts and prayers are with Jake and his family.......In defense of the Hammonds the Ryan family stood.  We now stand with them all.  #freejakeryan"


Post on Ammon Bundy Facebook page 1043 pm Pacific Time 1/24/2018


"I'm sui juris.  I'm a man capable of handling my own affairs"


Jake Ryan speaks at his sentencing at US District Court-Portland, Oregon 1/24/2018



Jake Ryan had a good reputation in his community, the support of his sheriff and no criminal record as he faced sentencing in connection with the Oregon Standoff protest.

Yet today as was not the case with previous defendants facing sentencing, US District Court Judge Anna J. Brown claimed Jake Ryan was a flight risk because of his views and was not willing to admit he was wrong.    She ordered him to be taken into custody immediately by US Marshals

Jake Ryan was convicted in the second Oregon Standoff trial, a rigged process involving both Judge Brown and the office of US Attorney Billy Williams, appointed temporarily by the Obama Administration and now nominated in President Trump's name to be US Attorney permanently in Oregon.

Ryan wanted to represent himself today but the judge still wanted his defense lawyer to make an argument trying to suggest his sentence shouldn't be too harsh because his role was so small.  Jesse Merrithew argued for a sentence of probation.

The prosecution wanted a year and half prison term.

In the end Judge Brown handed down one year and one day for a felony and 30 days in jail for each of two misdemeaonors.   Ryan already served 50 days after his 2016 arrest and that should count towards his time in prison.

Ryan responded when a member of the Paiute Tribe said his digging of a trench was near sacred burial grounds was disturbing.    Ryan said "If I would have known that was an actual burial site, I wouldn't have done it".    His intention in digging the site was self-defense from the heavily armed federally led forces that had already killed LaVoy Finicum and injured Ryan Bundy.

Its become obvious since the end of the first Oregon Standoff trial where the jury found the "leaders" of the Oregon Standoff not guilty that Judge Brown has been out to get someone, anyone she can convicted of something in connection with the protest.   Brown met with the first trial jurors minutes after the not guilty verdicts to ask why they came to their decision.

The rigging of the second trial including her limiting of defense arguments and witnesses in the second trial stood out loud and clear.

Now Judge Brown has seen the Bundy's leaving the Nevada courtroom free men, not convicted of anything and she no doubt was aware that Ryan and Cliven Bundy spoke in Montana last weekend at a rally organized by Jake Ryan's family, among others.

Brown was fit to be tied and out to get someone in my humble opinion.


Wednesday, January 24, 2018

OREGON STANDOFF:  FEDS OPT OUT OF PROSECUTING RYAN BUNDY FOR SPY CAM THEFT PLUS MORE


Eleven days before his death two years ago this week LaVoy Finicum  climbed a ladder and removed a camera along a highway in Harney County, Oregon.  Finicum told the media that he was taking down an FBI surveillance camera that was recording license plate numbers of cars coming and leaving the Oregon Standoff protest site.

The media tried to dispute the notion suggesting it might be a security camera for a utility company.

For his part LaVoy Finicum, spokesman for the protest,  told the media the camera was in a box and the FBI could come by and pick it up.   He wasn't stealing the camera was the message LaVoy was putting out.

You could say LaVoy got his "reply" from the FBI when Agent W. Joseph Astarita opened up and fired two shots at LaVoy's truck on January 26, 2016 moments before Oregon State Police fired the fatal shots that took his life.    The names of the OSP snipers are a closely guarded secret by the way to this day.

Well,we found out after everyone was arrested and put on trial that LaVoy had indeed taken down an FBI spy camera.   Ryan Bundy was charged in connection with it because he had put up the ladder LaVoy Finicum used.     The jury found the defendants not guilty on all other charges, but was divided on the camera theft charge for Ryan Bundy.

Now there's word that a federal prosecutor asked for the charge to be dropped and a judge agreed.

Assistant US Attorney Craig Gabriel wrote that dismissal was "in the best interests of justice".   The charge is dimissed with prejudice meaning it can't be brought back.

"OregonLive" contacted Ryan Bundy who said he was aware of the federal government's plans to drop the charge.

Citing his right to speedy trial Bundy said:  "Had they tried to prosecute, they would have been in gross error".

CANDLES TO BE LIT FOR LAVOY ON FRIDAY

John Lamb posts on Facebook that candles will be lit in honor of LaVoy Finicum this Friday January 26th at 5pm.    He is asking those who can to be present at 1000 SW 3rd Ave. in Portland, Oregon (Patriot Corner).     Those present will go to dinner afterwards and everyone is asked to wear a LaVoy shirt.

Everyone everywhere is urged to post a picture of their candles lit for LaVoy on the livestream at  #justiceforlavoy


DUANE EHMER REPORTS TO PRISON TODAY

Duane Ehmer, who was convicted in the second rigged Oregon Standoff trial will report to a federal prison in Lompoc, California today to serve a one year and one day sentence.

Ehmer rode his horse "Hellboy" down the West Coast on his way to the prison.

Ammon Bundy posted on Facebook Monday quoting himself-"Time has a way of vindicating you" and also posted "Never forget a soldiers sacrifice".  #freeduaneehmer


JAKE RYAN WANTS TO REPRESENT HIMSELF AT SENTENCING TODAY

Jake Ryan is set to be sentenced in federal court in Portland today.   He, too, was convicted in the second rigged Oregon Standoff trial. 

Ryan wants to represent himself at sentencing and paperwork was filed this week by his lawyer to withdraw.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

OREGON STANDOFF:  LAVOY FINICUM'S WIDOW TO FILE 'WRONGFUL DEATH COMPLAINT'


On this week when the second anniversary of his killing will be marked, the widow of LaVoy Finicum will reportedly file a complaint over the matter.

That's the word in a video posted by Bryan Hyde, who's been posting videos regarding the recent trial in Las Vegas.  Hyde spoke with Jeanette Finicum and said in a video posted yesterday that she "'will be filing a wrongful death complaint" later this week.

Hyde also said her intention in filing the complaint is not revenge, but to hold government accountable for its actions.

Jeanette Finicum also wanted to thank all the people who have reached out and helped her over the last two years.

Last week, Maxine Bernstein of "Oregon Live" reported that an attorney named Brian Claypool who has represented and spoken for Finicum's family in the past no longer represents them.

Monday, January 22, 2018

BUNKERVILLE STANDOFF:   CLIVEN BUNDY SPEAKS FOR CONSTITUTIONAL ACTION IN MONTANA




"We have a Constitution!  Good Heavens!   The battle's already been fought for us......"


"And that if you break any rules or regulations you're going to go to a federal court?  Then you come to me and want me to help you?  You signed the bottom of that contract.  I didn't sign it.


You guys gotta think about this.  Remember what I said, my 15 second defense was:  I grazed my cattle on county land, and I have no contract with the federal government for over 25 years.   That's why, when I go to court, I haven't been able to make this point, but someday I will:  I don't plea guilty, and I plea innocent.   I don't play no thing.    I don't recognize this court has any jurisdiction over my land that I graze cattle on, over my right, over my home.   So what I ask you to do today here is to act like Montanans.  Act like you have a county government.   Act like you understand the Constitution."


Cliven Bundy speaks at "Freedom and Property" event in Paradise, Montana


                                                         1/20/2018




Cliven Bundy spoke for nearly 40 minutes Saturday evening following other speakers on the topic of "Freedom and Property".   A crowd of some 200 people filled the small building giving Bundy a one minute standing ovation before he spoke.

He thanked those who have supported him and his family from the 2014 Bunkerville Standoff through his 700 days of imprisonment.

Bundy reminded his listeners about the need for state and local officials to stand up for local ownership of the land and when he asked members of the audience who he should be angry with and they suggested various national names like Obama, Clinton or Harry Reid, he mentioned the Cattle Brand Inspector of the State of Nevada instead.

As he concluded his speech Bundy expressed his desire "for everybody in this world to forgive each other".

There were left-wing protesters outside the meeting and Ryan Bundy stood and listened to one woman who was holding a sign saying "Bundy=White Privilege".

A very peaceful scene it was and a reminder that   the Bundy's  are not "militants" or "extremists".

The "New York Times" reported that Ryan Bundy said in an interview that he has no plans for confrontation with the federal government, but would do "whatever it takes" to protect the freedom of his family to use the land.

"I am not a subject, I am not a slave, and I am not a serf, and I will not a serf, and I will not be treated as such",  Bundy said in the interview.

Links are below two parts of Cliven Bundy's Saturday night speech.



Cliven Bundy Speaks Part Two


OREGON STANDOFF:  RYAN PAYNE HEARING, LAVOY FINICUM ANNIVERSARY AND MORE


Tomorrow (Tuesday January 23rd) Ryan Payne will appear at a detention hearing in US District Court in Portland.   Payne is now jailed in Portland after the charges against him in connection with the Bunkerville Standoff were dismissed.

Payne was convicted in the rigged second Oregon Standoff trial and is awaiting his February 27th sentencing.     Evidence was limited and charges were expanded after the seven defendants in the first trial were found not guilty by a jury.    Working to rig the trial were US District Judge Anna J. Brown and the office of Acting US Attorney Billy Williams.

Williams has now been nominated by President Trump to be the permanent US Attorney in Portland with the support of Democrat Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley of Oregon.

On Wednesday, Jake Ryan will be sentenced in connection with the Oregon Standoff.   Ryan is from Plains, Montana.   His mother Roxsanna helped to organize the "Freedom and Property" event last Saturday in Paradise, Montana  where Cliven Bundy, Ryan Bundy and others spoke.

Last week Jon Ritzheimer, sentenced to one year and one day in prison, reported to prison in Arizona.   Ritzheimer was ordered to report early after he and Ryan Payne went to Bundy Ranch last month.

This Friday (January 26th) marks the second anniversary of the killing of LaVoy Finicum alongside US Route 395 in Harney County.     Ryan Bundy was riding in LaVoy's truck and was injured right before LaVoy was killed.  

Bundy told the meeting in Montana Saturday night "They tried to kill me"

We still don't know the names of the Oregon State Police snipers involved.   Their names are being kept secret.  An FBI agent who is being charged with lying about firing shots at LaVoy's truck is suspected of firing the shot that left shrapnel in Ryan Bundy's shoulder.

The FBI agent's shots were the first one's fired and Shawna Cox, who rode in the truck and made a video of what was happening said LaVoy Finicum left the truck to draw fire away from Ryan Bundy.

".........they were trying to kill Ryan Bundy.   LaVoy and I knew that they wanted to take them out...."


Shawna Cox speaking at "Freedom and Property" event in Paradise, Montana 1/20/2018

Saturday, January 20, 2018

"FREEDOM AND PROPERTY" EVENT UNDERWAY IN MONTANA WITH CLIVEN AND RYAN BUNDY SPEAKING AMONG OTHERS


UPDATING SUNDAY NOON EASTERN:   CLIVEN BUNDY WAS PRESENT BUT DID NOT SPEAK UNTIL LATE IN THE MEETING.


CLIVEN BUNDY TOLD THE AUDIENCE:  'THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT CAN'T TELL US HOW TO GRAZE, THEY CAN'T TELL US HOW TO CUT OUR TIMBER AND THEY CAN' T TELL US HOW TO MINE OUR MINES'.

BUNDY REITERATED HIS POSITION THAT FEDERAL GOVERNMENT HAS A LIMITED ROLE TO PLAY AND THAT STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS SHOULD BE IN CONTROL OF THE LAND.

"WE HAVE A CONSTITUTION! GOOD HEAVENS! THE BATTLE'S ALREADY BEEN FOUGHT FOR US" BUNDY SAID.

HE ALSO OFFERED HIS 15 SECOND DEFENSE:  "I GRAZE MY CATTLE ONLY ON CLARK COUNTY, NEVADA LAND, AND I HAVE NO CONTRACT WITH THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT"


The "Freedom and Property" event in Paradise, Montana is now underway with Ryan Bundy speaking early on.   Cliven Bundy is present.   Shawna Cox from the Oregon Standoff protest is also there.

A live stream is being sent out by John Lamb via his Facebook page with Gavin Seim for Liberty Facebook also offering the live stream.

One quote from Ryan Bundy's speech:

"They tried to kill me"


Ryan Bundy rode in the truck driven by LaVoy Finicum and was injured apparently by an FBI agent on January 26, 2016 right before LaVoy was killed by Oregon State Police.

Andrea Parker, who's husband Eric was part of the "Bunkerville Standoff", is now speaking to tell the truth about her husband and his role in the protest around Bundy Ranch and the corrupt trials he went through in connection with it.

She said something needs to be done about prosecutor Steven Myhre, who is still scheduled to lead the prosecution of four men in the fourth Bunkerville trial next month.

Ryan Bundy stood with her on stage after she spoke and said that her husband Eric Parker "is a hero".

A leader of the Harney County Committee of Safety, Chris Briels, spoke about how the protesters at the Oregon Standoff cleaned up the wildlife refuge, shoveled snow and even took coffee and food to the federal, state and local law enforcement in the area.

He spoke about how the town of Burns was militarized with fences, concrete barriers, armored vehicles and the list goes on.


Montana State Senator Jennifer Fielder laid out the details of decades of hostility by the federal government towards the Hammonds in Burns County, Oregon that led to Dwight and Steven's conviction as terrorists for lighting the backfire to protect their property.

Fielder also read from Bureau of Land Management agent Larry Wooten's "whistleblower" memo noting among other things the portion where pictures of Cliven Bundy and Eric Parker with "X's" drawn through their heads and bodies were being displayed in a federal office in Las Vegas.


A live stream is also at the "Bundy Ranch" Facebook page if you scroll down from the top.


PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP:  YEAR ONE IN REVIEW


"Make America Great Again" is a slogan to be sure, but it also has truth inside of it.

It was 1914 when Great Britain made a fateful decision to enter the First World War, a war that would cost the nation lives and limbs, but would also cost treasure.   So much treasure that by the end of the war the mighty British Empire was borrowing money from the United States.

This was the beginning of that nation's decline as a world power, a beginning of what some like journalist and writer Peter Hitchens see as the process of the United Kingdom's downfall.

It was some 50 years when a headstrong and politically savvy President of the United States, Lyndon Baines Johnson, pushed an agenda of government expansion through Congress ("The Great Society") and launched a massive police war in Vietnam to force North Vietnam to a negotiating table.   In the end Johnson would be pressured into seeking peace talks, but the floodgates of massive government spending had been opened up on two fronts simultaneously.

And now the United States of America stands as a nation 20 trillion dollars in debt.

The dirty deeds done by the Democrat President in terms of government expansion, of the "welfare state" would never be undone by the Republicans in Washington.

And so here we are needing money from foreign sources to prop up our nation, just like Great Britain did as it began its decline.

In a recent column, Patrick Buchanan noted that China and Japan are the two nations holding the largest amounts of US treasuries, the biggest "investors" in the United States.

President Trump had the leaders of those nations to Mar A Lago early in his presidency giving them the special treatment of being his guest there.  Other leaders didn't rate that treatment.

In May President Trump visited Saudi Arabia gaining pledges of Saudi investment in US infrastructure and Saudi purchases of American-made weapons.

North Korea stands out as a major issue with President Trump taking a tough talking approach reminiscent of Dwight Eisenhower's tenure in the White House.  Eisenhower drew North Korea to a negotiating table to agree to a cease-fire with threats to employ nuclear weapons on the battlefield.

Will President Trump's tough talk get the North Koreans to come to talks and an agreement regarding their nuclear weapons?  For now it appears they are stalling for time by reaching out to South Korea and planning a joint team for the Winter Olympics.

China plays a role in all this North Korea stuff, too, a nation the USA is deeply indebted to.   Perhaps President Trump has explained to the Chinese how its in their best interests to pressure North Korea as well.  It seems like China has done some good in the matter, but there have been hints they've come up short.

The Korean War is a United Nations war, a police war like all of them since World War II including Afghanistan, where the commitment continues to fight the Taliban with modified rules of engagement under President Trump.

The Trump policy in the Middle East mirrors that of previous presidents like George H.W and George W. Bush emphasizing Israel and Saudi Arabia.   It has been decided obviously that Sunni Islamic extremism is to be excused and or managed while Shia Islamic extremism is to be emphasized as the main enemy exemplified by Iran, arch enemy of Israel and Saudi Arabia.

Sunni extremism beyond 9/11 includes the civil wars in Libya and of course Syria, where the Saudi backed extremists fighting the Assad regime morphed into the Islamic State and all the misery it has brought to the world.

President Trump opted to attack the Assad regime once with cruise missiles in response to an alleged chemical weapons attack the news of which originated  from questionable jihadist sources.

Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin have reached some sort of understanding on Syria for the moment where a final peaceful settlement remains elusive.

Donald Trump campaigned against the Paris Accord on climate change and pulled the United States out of it during his first year in the White House, but has suggested the possibility of getting back into it in recent weeks.

In my humble opinion, what underlies climate change is the use of fear and emotional argument to create a climate for new taxes on carbon emissions (use of energy).     The welfare states of Europe, Canada and the United States are starved for revenue to fund their welfare states and their populations are burdened and wearied by taxation.

Taxes are the biggest concern of the biggest business people who buy the Republicans and Democrats.    Handing out "carbon credits" while jacking up the energy bills for the average person as a "save the planet" tax works for them.

The good thing about the "tax reform", one cannot honestly call it a tax cut for every American because its a mixed bag, is that Donald J. Trump was the President of the United States when the RINO's brought it through Congress.

He worked to give little people something to take home as a benefit.    I wonder if the higher wages and bonuses big companies handed out are not also a notion he promoted directly.   But I'm sure the big corporations are scared by the election of Trump and threat of any and all outsider candidates being elected to public office.   They probably did it out of fear themselves.

Hopefully a 21 percent corporate tax rate will help the USA enough but lets face it, China has a 15 percent one, so does Canada.     President (Chairman) Xi envisions making China the greatest nation in the world in 30 years.    China has come a long way since I saw the two young men and a young woman enter my university dormitory in their "Mao suits" some 38 years ago.     They started by learning about this country.    Will they imitate its success in conjunction with an official totalitarian one party state?    We have an unofficial one in this country, it seems to me.

Donald Trump was elected as the "outsider" and for those deeply concerned about illegal immigration, to stop the importation of cheap labor into our country.   President Trump's speeches about "the Wall" on the southern border played to those voters.

The good news here is that the forcefulness of Trump's speeches have had a deterrent effect on the influx of illegals on the southern border, his presence in the White House appears to have actually discouraged people from entering the United States.

Now the voters await to see if Trump's policies will restrict the influx of cheap labor into our country permanently.   Congress is filled with insiders who oppose him.

This is where the final line from RINO columnist Jonah Goldberg's December 27th column comes into play:  "To listen to Trump's cheerleaders, the biggest obstacle to conservative victories is the party establishment, when in reality it looks more like it's running the show".

They are big in Congress and they are around him at the White House right up to Vice President Mike Pence.   This seems to have played out in the special election in Alabama where President Trump endorsed insider lobbyist Luther Strange and appeared with him at a rally while Pence spent days campaigning with Strange across Alabama.

In the end Judge Roy Moore won the GOP nomination for the Senate seat.

While President Trump endorsed Roy Moore and urged voters to vote for him in a rally without Moore just across the state line in Pensacola, Florida, Vice President Pence shunned campaigning with Moore for the special general election.

Some months ago President Trump offered up a positive tweet about State Senator Kelli Ward, who is running for US Senate in Arizona.   Now we learn that former Sheriff Joe Arpaio is running, a man pardoned by President Trump.   His presence in the race seems to be creating a three-way split,   helping the Establishment's anointed candidate Congresswoman Martha McSally. 

The primary isn't until August, but what happens there and President Trump's approach to it will be very telling.

I voted for Trump knowing the two major parties were messed and they are still messed up and the Republicans surrounding Donald Trump are not good for the future of our county.    Third forces are needed and that's why I voted Trump and that's why I look beyond politics for principles and principled people.





BUNKERVILLE STANDOFF: BUNKERVILLE DEFENDANT INTRODUCED, APPLAUDED AT IDAHO LEGISLATURE


On Tuesday this week (January 16th)  Idaho State Representative Dorothy Moon spoke on the floor of the legislature saying:  "I'd like to introduce Mr. Eric Parker".

And then many legislators began to applaud Parker, who was a defendant in the first and second Bunkerville Standoff trials.  

The jury deadlocked on charges in the first trial and after Parker was removed from the stand as he tried to testify on his own behalf in the second trial, the jury found him not guilty of most of the charges against him with jury said to be 11-1 in favor of his innocence on the rest.

Parker was set to be tried in the third trial where all charges ended up being dismissed but reached a plea agreement with federal prosecutors before the trial started.   He pled guilty to a misdemeanor charge of not obeying a court order.

Media in Idaho reported the story yesterday (Friday January 19th).

The state legislator (Dorothy Moon) has been a leader in getting a large group of state legislators to write to Attorney General Jeff Sessions raising concerns about the Bunkerville case.

Joining them was Idaho Congressman Raul Labrador.

While these Republicans have raised concerns about the handling of the case,  they did not flat out say the accused were being wronged, only suggested that there "may be" a miscarriage of justice in their letter to Sessions.

Their statements fall short of the truth about this case and do not take the position advocated by Cliven Bundy and other members of the Bundy family regarding federal land control in the West.

People in eastern Idaho bucked the trend in 1964 voting for Barry Goldwater helping him to almost win the state in the face of a landslide looking to the Republicans for help with federal land control just four years after the BLM was formed.

The problem has only worsened and deepened since.

Friday, January 19, 2018

BUNKERVILLE STANDOFF: FOUR MEN FACING TRIAL NEXT MONTH WANT CHARGES DISMISSED, SESSIONS JUSTICE DEPARTMENT SHOWS NO SIGNS OF BACKING DOWN


Four men set to go on trial next month in the fourth Bunkerville Standoff trial have filed a motion asking US District Judge Gloria M. Navarro to dismiss the charges.

Judge Navarro had said that it was alright for the four (Dave Bundy, Mel Bundy, Joe O'Shaughnessy and Jason Woods) to go on trial next month because the hidden evidence she used to dismiss charges for the four defendants in the third trial is now out in the open.

Lawyers for the four men argue that all the events surrounding the first three trials from the conviction of Greg Burleson and Todd Engel in the first trial, the removal of defendant Eric Parker from the witness stand as he testified in his own defense in the second trial and the dismissal of charges with prejudice in the third trial all justify the dismissal of the charges.

Last week defendant Dave Bundy filed a motion calling for the prosecutors to be removed from the case because they are potential witnesses in his upcoming trial.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions praised the work of lead prosecutor Steve Myhre, whose political identity is Republican, when Sessions visited Las Vegas last July.   He claimed Myhre was "standing for the law" in the case and gave kudos for Myhre's "leadership" in the case.

One wonders why the Justice Department of Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the new interim US Attorney for Nevada appointed by him, Dayle Elieson, have not acted to withdraw the case because of the outrageous behavior of the prosecutors outlined by Judge Navarro in her recent dismissal of charges in the third trial.


Tomorrow Cliven Bundy is set to speak at the Old Paradise School Gym in Sanders County, Montana at 5pm.   He will present a message on 'Freedom and Property".    There will be others speaking including a member of the state legislature and Shawna Cox, one of the people involved in the Oregon Standoff protest.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

         CLIVEN BUNDY SET TO SPEAK IN MONTANA 



The Coalition of Western Property Owners is holding a meeting in Sanders County, Montana on Saturday with Cliven Bundy as one of the scheduled speakers.


Bundy will speak at 5pm at the Old Paradise School Gym on "Freedom and Property".   Also scheduled to appear at the event are other speakers including Shawna Cox, who participated in the Oregon Standoff protest.    A jury found Cox not guilty when she was tried on felony charges in connection with the protest.

Sanders County is northwest of Missoula, Montana and the "Missoulian" newspaper of that city published a story online late last evening about the meeting.

The news story sought comment and got some feedback from local elected officials and opponents of Cliven Bundy in Montana.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

BUNKERVILLE-OREGON STANDOFF:  AMMON BUNDY SPEAKS OUT, TALKS ABOUT HIS BUSINESS

"My family's grazed there for 141 years and we have vested property rights deeded with the State of Nevada and the federal government will not recognize them cause they say 'we own the land'.

And so not only do we openly and as loudly as we can say that 'you do not own this land, you do not have the authority to own and control this land' but we also say 'we have rights to this land and you have to recognize them and respect those rights'......

.........It was the same in Oregon the Hammonds were the same way.   They have vested property rights.  The federal government was disregarding them and tromping on them and taking them away and then took it to the next level of prosecution......"

Ammon Bundy speaks with KTVB Boise about Bunkerville and Oregon 1/13/2018

From his home in Idaho last Saturday (January 13th)  Ammon Bundy answered questions from a reporter from KTVB-TV about the Bunkerville and Oregon Standoff protests.

Bundy said that a stand had to be taken in Oregon to draw attention to the case of the Hammonds.

When asked about notions like "militia" and firearms at the protest Bundy noted that he and the others went peacefully to the wildlife refuge on a weekend when no one was around, the refuge was 35 miles out of town out of the way of community life and was the entity responsible for most of the "vindictive actions against the people of Harney County".

He also noted that when the Second Amendment works people "respect each other".

Ammon Bundy also discussed his fleet maintenance business that employed more than 20 people before the Oregon Standoff protest.  Bundy says a lot of national accounts left and that Chase Bank closed his business and personal bank accounts after the protest began.  Now there are four employees and he is hoping to rebuild the business.

He said he had no regrets about the last two years and regarding the federal government that prosecuted and persecuted him, he said this:  "If we allow the federal government to blatantly just disregard the very charter that organized them then what's going to keep them intact on everything else."



Ammon Bundy KTVB Interview 1/13/2018

Monday, January 15, 2018

BUNKERVILLE STANDOFF: FEDS SILENT BUT......AMMON BUNDY TELLS BUNKERVILLE, OREGON STORIES



"We were headed to a meeting that we were invited to in Grant County and we were just going to speak at that meeting and we meant no harm or threatened nobody and....We were literally ambushed.   I was there, you know, I was there.  They came from out of the trees and they ambushed us.   We didn't know who they were.........What did we do that was so egregious and so criminal that they would ambush us on the side of a road going to a community meeting?  Why did they do that?   They murdered LaVoy...."


Ammon Bundy speaks to KIVI-TV Boise about the "Oregon Standoff"  1/12/2018



Reporter Maxine Bernstein of "OregonLive" wrote a lengthy piece on Bunkerville published Sunday January 14th. with word that neither the Bureau of Land Managment in Nevada nor the Department of Interior in Washington have anything to say about recent trial developments, past actions against Cliven Bundy or any future plans regarding him.

Environmentalists are demanding that the feds enforce the court injunction against Cliven Bundy and seize his cattle for grazing on federal "public land".

But Bernstein spoke with retired BLM officials who were disturbed by its actions at Bunkerville in 2014 but who called Cliven Bundy a "trespasser" and or "delusional".

One former official said that local officials and the Nevada Cattlemen's Association should partner with the feds to pressure Cliven Bundy off the land.

Meanwhile, Ammon Bundy sat down with a reporter for Boise television station KIVI for a nearly 75 minute conversation that laid out the Bunkerville and Oregon stories.   Ammon told things you never heard before from either the "Mainstream Media" nor the "Alternative Media" like Fox News or talk radio or "conservative websites" etc. etc. etc.

Its worth watching and it's much more valuable than anything any of the Fox News or talk radio hosts have to say.  When are they having Ammon Bundy on as a guest????????(crickets)..........


Links below:


Oregon Live Story from 1/14/2018


Ammon Bundy Speaks With KIVI-TV


Friday, January 12, 2018

BUNKERVILLE STANDOFF:  DAVE BUNDY WANTS PROSECUTORS OUT, GREG BURLESON WANTS HIS CONVICTION THROWN OUT, RYAN PAYNE JAILED IN OREGON



While Cliven Bundy, Ryan Bundy and Ammon Bundy are getting back to normal life as free men, a group of  four men are on pre-trial release facing trial in connection with Bunkerville.   Dave Bundy, Mel Bundy, Joe O' Shaugnessy and Jason Woods are set for trial on February 26th.

US District Judge Gloria M. Navarro says with the evidence being out in the open now, the four are eligible for trial.

But defendant Dave Bundy wants the prosecutors removed from the trial.   His lawyer filed a motion Friday saying that the prosecutors in the case are potential witnesses in his trial.     The prosecutors were berated by Judge Navarro at Monday's hearing dismissing charges "with prejudice" against the three Bundy men and Ryan Payne.

Meanwhile Ryan Payne is in jail in Portland, awaiting a January 23rd detention hearing.   His sentencing in connection with the Oregon Standoff protest is set for February 27th.  Payne was convicted in the second rigged Oregon Standoff trial with defense arguments and witnesses limited by US District Judge Anna. J. Brown.

Greg Burleson has filed a motion for a new lawyer.  Burleson was sentenced to 68 years in prison after his conviction on Bunkerville Standoff charges.   Burleson says that in light of all the evidence hidden during his trial by the prosecution, he wants to appeal his conviction.

Jerry DeLemus, who pled guilty in connection with Bunkerville and was sentenced to 87 months in prison by Judge Navarro, may do something through the legal system but that's not clear yet.

His wife Susan spoke with WMUR-TV in Manchester, New Hampshire Monday after the dismissal of charges against the four other defendants, saying she was contacting lawyers to see if anything could be done in light of the hiding of evidence.

Jerry DeLemus served as co-chair of  Donald Trump's "New Hampshire Veterans Coalition" during 2016's New Hampshire Primary and DeLemus was photographed along with his wife and Mr. Trump during a campaign event.

Susan DeLemus told the "Manchester Union-Leader":  "I want to be guarded about being too excited about this, because we don't know at this point.  But it could mean that he's coming home soon.  We are hoping and praying."


(UPDATED SATURDAY MORNING)

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

BUNKERVILLLE  STANDOFF:  CLIVEN BUNDY SPEAKS OUT, RYAN PAYNE IS NOT FREE


"......You don't understand what it's like unless you spend 700 days in one of their prisons.  You don't find out until you stand up against the wall with your face towards that wall and you answer every question every one or they'll  shove your face right into that wall.   That's how they treat people.   That's how they treat 'We the People'   That's not how 'We the  People' of America are going to be treated anymore........"


Cliven Bundy talks about being a political prisoner in the USA at Bundy Ranch 1/9/2018


Cliven Bundy just described the kind of treatment prisoners got in Joseph Stalin's jails but now he is free to talk about it.

Cliven Bundy will be at 400 South Martin Luther King Boulevard in Las Vegas today at 1pm local time to speak outside the office of the Clark County Sheriff and to speak out against the failure of local authority to take a stand against federal authority.   Friends and supporters are urged to be there.

Bad weather cancelled the appearance yesterday but that didn't stop Mr. Bundy from speaking out about how local authority should be managing lands in the West, not federal authority.    It didn't stop Cliven Bundy from talking about his experience in prison and his lack of bitterness towards the federal government..

Bundy expressed his frustration at the notion of any farmer or rancher signing a contract for grazing on federal land.   He said they shouldn't because the federal government should not be recognized as the owner of the land.

He gave credit to his "Heavenly Father" for his journey to freedom.

Videos were recorded at Bundy Ranch of his comments yesterday and those of his oldest son, Ammon and posted on the "JGrady" account on You Tube.

Meanwhile, Ryan Payne, the fourth defendant whose charges were dismissed by Judge Gloria Navarro Monday still faces sentencing in Oregon after his conviction in the second rigged Oregon Standoff trial.  

That trial was the first "Bundy related" trial where we saw the prosecutors and judge trying to manipulate what was said and how many witnesses allowed, evidence etc. to ensure convictions of defendants.

At a phone hearing yesterday in Las Vegas, it was agreed that Ryan Payne, currently on a GPS monitor, will surrender himself to federal authorities in Portland by Noon tomorrow.   He will have a  hearing January 23rd with sentencing set for February 27th.

Meanwhile we still have no firm word on what the Justice Department will do in response to the dismissal of charges by Judge Navarro for the four defendants on Monday.  Defense lawyers said in the weeks before her decision they expected an appeal to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Also, Judge Navarro is now indicating that the four men not tried yet over Bunkerville can go on trial February 26th.   With all the evidence now released, she sees no reason that Dave Bundy, Mel Bundy, Joe O'Shaughnessy and Jason Woods cannot go on trial then.



Cliven Bundy Speaks (Prison quote at around 15:55)

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

BUNKERVILLE STANDOFF:  CLIVEN BUNDY'S FIGHT FOR FREEDOM CONTINUES IN FREEDOM TODAY



"I'm not done fighting by any means"


Cliven Bundy speaks as a free man at the federal courthouse in Las Vegas 1/8/2018



Today Cliven Bundy will be outside the office of Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo challenging him and other officials to back his stance that led to the Bunkerville Standoff of April 2014.

Bundy says that state and local officials should back his right to graze cattle, use water and pay fees to Clark County instead of the federal government.

Cliven Bundy says the governor of Nevada along with Clark County, Nevada officials aided and abetted the federal government's violations of his family's rights.

Bundy is holding a news conference outside the sheriff's office at 1pm Las Vegas time.





The consistent message in Nevada at Bunkerville and during the Oregon Standoff from the Bundys has been about state and local governments asserting authority over the land to stop oppressive federal policies that have impoverished rural areas by destroying farming, ranching and other businesses.

Harney County, Oregon's ranchers and logging industry were gutted by federal policies started 50 to 60 years ago.   During the Oregon protest in Harney County it was reported that over 40 percent of the county's workforce is now government employees (many of whom participate in the land control program).

The Bundy Ranch stands alone in Clark County, Nevada after more than 50 of Cliven Bundy's neighbors were driven out of ranching by the Bureau of Land Management 25 years ago on the premise that the desert tortoise was endangered.

Part of the hidden evidence in the Bunkerville case was a BLM document stating that Cliven Bundy's cattle caused no harm to the desert tortoise.

On January 26, 2016 the federal ambush that killed LaVoy Finicum, injured Ryan Bundy and resulted in felony arrests of people who were found not guilty of felonies later that year came as the occupants of the two vehicles were on route to Grant County, Oregon.

They were to be part of a rally there to help organize the people of Grant County to take back their land from federal control.

Monday, January 8, 2018

BUNKERVILLE STANDOFF:  DEMOCRAT JUDGE KILLS  CASE, WILL REPUBLICAN JUSTICE DEPARTMENT GIVE IT UP?



"It is ordered that the Superseding Criminal Indictment against Defendants Cliven D. Bundy, Ryan C. Bundy,  Ammon E. Bundy and Ryan W. Payne is DISMISSED WITH PREJUDICE"


Signed Order of Chief US District Court Judge Gloria M. Navarro in Las Vegas 1/8/2018



"We respect the court's ruling and will make a determination about the next appropriate steps"


Interim US Attorney for Nevada just appointed by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Dayle Elieson 1/8/2018




In the end the Democrat US District Judge Gloria M. Navarro threw out the charges against Cliven Bundy and three other men in connection with the April 12, 2014 Bunkerville Standoff near Bundy Ranch,.

In today's court hearing she lambasted both the prosecutors and the FBI for their outrageous conduct in the case.   She said both were involved in "flagrant misconduct" with the prosecutors claiming not knowing about the 3300 pages of evidence favoring the defendants and the FBI claiming they lost it in a missing thumb drive.

Now the Justice Department headed by Republican Jeff Sessions will decide what comes next.

They did not commit themselves to any specific future action with the new Interim US Attorney appointed by Attorney General Sessions, Dayle Elieson, saying "We respect the court's ruling" and adding that a "determination" will be made about "the next appropriate steps".

Sessions praised lead prosecutor Steven Myhre, who is a Republican, during a visit to Las Vegas last July praising Myhre's "leadership" in the case and his "standing for the law" in it, among other things.

Meanwhile, an individual addressing a group of supporters of the Bunkerville defendants, using the names of Donald Trump associate Roger Stone and libertarian advocate Judge Andrew Napolitano asserted the notion of a pardon in connection with the case.

This individual claimed that President Trump is "considering pardoning" those who have pled guilty or have been convicted in connection with Bunkerville.

NO OFFICIAL WORD OR CONFIRMATION OF THIS STATEMENT BY THIS INDIVIDUAL

This video was posted by "Redoubt News" and appeared on the "JGrady" You Tube account.

OREGON STANDOFF:  ATTORNEY FOR AMMON BUNDY WITHDRAWS VOLUNTARILY FROM OREGON FEDERAL BAR


Unable to delay or modify the effort of Chief US District Judge Michael Mosman to disbar him from the federal court in Oregon,  Ammon Bundy's Oregon Standoff lawyer has voluntarily removed himself from the federal bar in Oregon.

Marcus Mumford was facing an evidence hearing today in a disbarment process being handled by a Senior US District Judge from Washington state,  John C. Coughenour.    His decision to remove himself from the bar shuts down the disbarment.

Disbarment from the federal bar would have forced Mumford to disclose it in any court he practices in and may have led to efforts to take away his law license.

Mumford successfully defended Ammon Bundy during the first Oregon Standoff trial in 2016 when Bundy and six other "leaders" of the protest at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge were found not guilty.

Mumford argued for Ammon Bundy's release at the end of the Oregon trial (October 27,2016) with federal prosecutors insisting there was a Nevada retainer to keep him jailed but they were unable to produce any paperwork, saying it was "in the office".

As Mumford continued to argue for his client before US Distict Judge Anna J. Brown minutes after the verdicts with witnesses, jury etc. present a group of federal marshals tackled, tased and arrested him.

Criminal charges were filed against Marcus Mumford with the marshals claiming Mumford was threatening them with what they claimed to be a fighting stance he took.  Mr. Mumford is a relatively short man with a speech impediment.

Eventually the criminal charges were dropped when Mumford's lawyers asked for communications including texts between the marshals regarding Mumford.    Mumford also obtained statements from his legal assistant and other defense lawyers in the case documenting the marshal's hostility to Mumford during the trial.

After criminal charges were dropped, the Oregon Chief Judge Michael Mosman, moved to disbar Mumford from the Oregon federal court.

The effort to disbar Mumford centers around his conduct during the trial where he waged a spirited and aggressive defense of his client.

Efforts by Marcus Mumford to modify the court record and to delay the Monday evidence hearing were rejected repeatedly by Judge John Coughenour.


(UPDATED MONDAY EVENING TO REFLECT REASONING BEHIND DISBARMENT PROCEEDING, ALSO MODIFIED EARLY WEDNESDAY TO ADD JUDGE COUGHENOUR'S ACTIONS IN PROCESS)

BREAKING NEWS BUNKERVILLE STANDOFF:   JUDGE NAVARRO DISMISSES CASE WITH PREJUDICE

(A NEW UPDATED POST ON DEVELOPMENTS IN THE STORY WILL APPEAR SOON)


"You can never fix the Bureau of Land Management"


Ammon Bundy speaks outside Las Vegas federal courthouse 1/8/2018



"The government may appeal the dismissal.   The prosecution team in recent weeks added a new assistant US Attorney, Elizabeth White, the chief appellate lawyer in the Nevada US attorney's office.  Attorney General Jeff Sessions also sent an evidence discovery expert to the federal prosecutors' office in Las Vegas after the mistrial to review the case"


Last Paragraph of Maxine Bernstein "Oregon Live" Story 1/8/2018 



Citing massive misconduct by the prosecution and the FBI, US District Judge Gloria Navarro has dismissed with prejudice the case against Cliven Bundy, Ammon Bundy, Ryan Bundy and Ryan Payne.


Judge Navarro said the prosecution acted in a way that denied the defendants their right of due process.


She characterized the actions of the prosecution as "shocking" and "outrageous".


There were tears in the courtroom as she made her ruling.


All charges against these four men are dismissed, but Judge Navarro has set a trial date next month (February 26th) for four remaining men not yet tried in connection with the case (Mel Bundy, Dave Bundy, Joe O'Shaugnessy and Jason Woods)


Cliven Bundy is set to be freed shortly.   A picture has been sent out showing Cliven in a cowboy hat with his wife awaiting his processing for release.


Cliven Bundy spoke with Maxine Bernstein of "Oregon Live" inside the courthouse and a video is posted on her Twitter page.   Bundy said the judge protected the government's wrongdoing from being exposed even more by shutting down the case against him and the others.


Bundy said "entrapment" of the protesters at Bunkerville would have been revealed if the trial had continued.


Cliven Bundy said he is headed home to Bundy Ranch.   He is now a free man.


His attorney, Brett Whipple, told the media that Cliven Bundy wanted his shackles removed in front of the media but the courtroom was cleared for that to happen.


A news conference is set for 1pm tomorrow in Las Vegas for Cliven Bundy to speak to the issues that concern him.




Ammon Bundy says he going home to his family in Idaho and going back to work.


Maxine Bernstein of "Oregon Live" was told by Ryan Bundy "It's about time.  It's about time".


A 15 minute recess was called, with court proceedings  set to resume to discuss the notion of a trial for the other four men.


Supporter Brand Thornton is on hand blowing the shofar outside the courthouse.   He was at the Oregon Standoff protest and outside the Oregon Standoff trials.


Ammon, Ryan and Cliven Bundy are free men, but Ryan Payne faces a detention hearing tomorrow in connection with the Oregon Standoff case.   Payne was convicted in the second rigged trial in Portland and prosecutors there want him to go to jail for 41 months.    Payne still awaits sentencing and tomorrow we will find out if he can remain on pretrial release pending sentencing.


Kelli Stewart's Live Video Stream Is On Gavin Seim For Liberty Facebook.


Maxine Bernstein Twitter With Videos, Posts


JGrady You Tube With Videos


Maxine Bernstein "Oregon Live" Story



BUNKERVILLE STANDOFF:  DAY OF DECISION FOR DEMOCRAT JUDGE THEN REPUBLICAN PROSECUTORS


BREAKING AT 1:02 PM EASTERN:  JUDGE NAVARRO HAS DISMISSED CASE WITH PREJUDICE CITING FLAGRANT MISCONDUCT BY THE PROSECUTION AND FBI


NEW POST WILL COME UP SOON


UPDATE NOON EASTERN:  AMMON BUNDY ARRIVED AT THE COURTHOUSE WITH A DOCUMENTARY FILM CREW THIS MORNING







UPDATE AT 1125 AM EASTERN:  AMMON BUNDY POST 1 HOUR AGO ON FACEBOOK: "TODAY'S THE BIG DAY.   MAY WE SEE THE TENDER MERCIES WE ALL HAVE BEEN DESPERATELY PRAYING FOR  #freeclivenbundy"


UPDATE 11:17 AM EASTERN: THE MEDIA ARE SETTING UP OUTSIDE THE COURTHOUSE IN LAS VEGAS FOR THE 12 NOON EASTERN, 9AM LAS VEGAS TIME HEARING AND THERE ARE SUPPORTERS OF THE DEFENDANTS PRESENT OUTSIDE AS WELL


Today in Las Vegas, a Democrat judge (US District Judge Gloria Navarro), a protege of the former Democrat Senate leader Harry Reid, will rule on whether the mistrial involving 15 felony charges each for four men (Cliven Bundy, Ammon Bundy, Ryan Bundy and Ryan Payne) will be dismissed "with prejudice" or "without prejudice".

With prejudice ends the charges, but without prejudice would mean a new trial on February 26th.

Then the lead prosecutor Steven Myhre, a Republican praised by Republican Attorney General Jeff Sessions for his "leadership" in the case, backed by an expert in discovery evidence sent by Republcian Sessions and a new Republican US Attorney for Nevada designated by Sessions will have to decide on their response.

The case has reached this juncture after three trials involving the limiting of witnesses for the defense and the censorship of defense lawyers and defense witnesses, including a defendant testifying in his own defense.    It was all demanded by the Republican-led prosecution and agreed to by the Democrat  judge.

What broke the logjam in this case was the release of more than three thousand pages of "discovery evidence" withheld by prosecutors from the defense.

What forced that was what you might call either an "act of God" or "sheer luck" on December 3rd during the third trial when defendant Ryan Bundy, acting in his own defense. got a prosecution witness under cross examination to admit the existence of an FBI surveillance camera in the days leading up to the April 12, 2014 standoff near Bundy Ranch.

This aroused the suspicion of Judge Navarro, who started to pressure the prosecution to turn over any and all information about cameras and snipers around the ranch, kept hidden by the prosecutors.

After 3300 pages of withheld discovery evidence was turned over to defense lawyers, Judge Navarro ruled a mistrial on December 20th citing at least six instances of "willful" (deliberate) withholding of evidence by the prosecution.

In a few hours, we find out what happens next.........



Links below to sources for Breaking News on her decision.


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Saturday, January 6, 2018

OREGON STANDOFF:  AMMON BUNDY'S PLEA TO PRESIDENT TRUMP TO PARDON THE HAMMONDS






"Why hasn't Trump pardoned the Hammonds?"


"People want to say well maybe President Trump doesn't know but I disagree......"


"We love him and honor him and we want him and plead with him to relieve us and start with the Hammonds"




Ammon Bundy In Video With Kelli Stewart 1/4/2018





Dwight and Steven Hammond were prosecuted as terrorists for lighting a backfire to protect their property in Harney County, Oregon and forced to return to a federal prison in January of 2016 to serve out mandatory five year "terrorism" sentences.

Their imprisonment led Ammon Bundy to launch the Oregon Standoff protest  two years ago this month (January 2, 2016).

He told activist and supporter Kelli Stewart in a video posted originally on Facebook late Thursday night that "there is not a more egregious case in decades" when it comes to the Hammonds.

Ammon Bundy said:  "That's why we went into the refuge, so we could get enough attention that the Hammonds didn't have to go to prison".

The Hammonds were abused for decades by federal officials leading up to the backfire case.  

 Blogger Gary Hunt posted a series of articles in 2016 ("Outpost of Freedom") detailing everything that happened.

Gary Hunt Blog Post In Series "Burns Chronicles"


Ammon Bundy said in his discussion Thursday night that he wants to believe that President Trump is a "man of the people" but things that have happened since he took office like the three Bunkerville trials with the egregious misconduct of prosecutors do not point to that.

"I want to believe he is for us" Bundy told Stewart but he hasn't seen any concrete evidence of the president taking a right action in regards to Bunkerville or Oregon.

Ammon Bundy cites the Hammonds in prison and says this:


"....It makes me sick that they're still there and why hasn't our President pardoned him, pardoned them, both of them?  Why?......The Hammonds hadn't done anything wrong in the first place......"


".....People want to say well maybe President Trump doesn't know but I disagree and there's lots of reasons why......."


"..........And one factual point that I can make is that when we first went into the refuge and Trump was running for president, he was still running for the Republican nomination, he said in one of his speeches and he actually said it multiple times that in one of his more prominent speeches he said that, he referenced what was going on in the West with the ranchers and he also referenced the bureaucratic abuse of the Bureau of Land Management...."


"....And he said that if I were president that the ranchers would see relief and that has not happened....."


"....I know he's a busy man..... those wicked people up there are keeping him busy just trying to defend himself from their lies.   I get that......"


"...We love him and honor him and we want him and plead with him to relieve us and start with the Hammonds...."


Ammon Bundy with Kelli Stewart on Facebook 1/4/2018


Bundy says the prosecutors in the Hammonds case including the man nominated by President Trump to be permanent US Attorney in Oregon, Billy Williams, lied and withheld evidence and decided to use terrorism charges against the Hammonds in the first place.


Ammon Bundy with Kelli Stewart 1/4/2018-Hammonds comments at 23:25




BUNKERVILLE STANDOFF:  INTERIOR SECRETARY RYAN ZINKE MET WITH ANTI-BUNDY FORCES



"He (Ryan Zinke) actually came out to the area of Gold Butte and never met with my family, never inquired, never spoke, but yet he went out to Gold Butte and met with the friends, what's called the, the organization called the "Friends of Gold Butte" and including the people from the Center for......the Center for Biodiversity......


"....He meets with them out at Gold Butte and they were the very people that did a friendly lawsuits with the BLM and the BLM used that as justification to come after my family..."


"....why would he meet and fraternize with them and totally drive right past the Bundy home..."


Ammon Bundy in Facebook video with Kelli Stewart 1/4/2018




"......Mr Zinke  (Interior Secretary Ryan) you came to the Bundy Ranch and toured my ranch area.  You never reached out to us.  You said it was now out of your jurisdiction.  You were right.  We are part of the sovereign state of Nevada and you have no business in this great state.


However, you claim over 89 percent of our land.  Who put us in the judicial courts. You did. And who can take us out of those courts.  You can sir.  You can drop all charges and it will no longer be in the judicial system.   Shame on you....."


Carol Bundy (Cliven's Wife) in August 20, 2017 Video




When he visited Nevada last summer, the Trump Administration's Secretary of the Interior, Ryan Zinke, met with environmentalists and environmentalist groups opposed to Cliven Bundy's use of grazing land near Bundy Ranch.

Ammon Bundy discussed Zinke's activities in a Thursday video discussion with supporter Kelli Stewart as he laid out the case that nothing has yet been done by the Trump Administration that is supportive of the defendants in the Bunkerville case or supportive of the Bundy Family.

Last summer his mother, Carol Bundy, posted a video noting that Mr. Zinke did not meet with Bundy Family members during his discussions about the "Bears Ears National Monument" designated by the Obama Administration that includes the 160 acre Bundy Ranch in northeastern Clark County, Nevada.   

She also noted that the Department of the Interior could drop the Bunkerville charges because they originated with its Bureau of Land Management.

An attempt by a member of the Bundy Family to deliver a letter to Secretary Zinke at a location where he was holding a meeting in the area was rebuffed.

In the end Zinke decided to keep Obama's plans for a "Bears Ears National Monument" and two other ones Obama designated, but on a scaled back basis.

Doing a little bit of what Obama planned to do was promoted and propagandized as a great victory in President Trump's name.

That's the problem with the Republicans I have observed over the last 40 plus years of my life.    They keep moving the country in the wrong direction but just at a smaller rate or slower pace than the Democrats.



Carol Bundy Video 8/20/17

Friday, January 5, 2018

OREGON STANDOFF:  FEDERAL JUDGE WON'T DELAY DISBARMENT HEARING FOR AMMON BUNDY LAWYER


Senior US District Judge John Coughenour from western Washington state has for a second time refused to delay an evidence hearing scheduled Monday in Portland for Ammon Bundy defense lawyer Marcus Mumford.

Mumford represented Bundy in the trial where he and six other defendants were found not guilty in connection with the 2016 Oregon Standoff protest..

When Mumford argued before US District Judge Anna J. Brown for the release of his client, a group of federal marshals descended on him, tacking, tasing and arresting him.

Marcus Mumford had criminal charges filed against him which were later dropped but then the Chief US District Judge in Oregon, Michael Mosman, moved to disbar Mumford from federal court in Oregon..

In a series of rulings Judge Coughenour has ruled against Mumford including this latest request for a delay citing a new lawyer representing him and the presence of witnesses in Nevada this Monday January 8th (in connection with the Bunkerville Standoff case).   Marcus Mumford also brought up personal and financial issues in his filing with the judge.

Disbarment from Oregon's federal court would be a mark against Mumford, something he would have to disclose in any court he practices law in.

The hearing is set for Monday morning January 8th at 10am.

BUNKERVILLE STANDOFF:  IS TRUMP FRIEND OR FOE?  AMMON BUNDY'S VIEW


AMMON  BUNDY SAYS NEW US ATTORNEY'S DECISIONS WILL SEND UNEQUIVOCAL MESSAGE AS TO WHETHER TRUMP IS A MAN OF THE PEOPLE OR A FEDERAL SUPREMACIST ("NATIONALIST" IN HIS TERMINOLOGY)


"......Myhre and Scheiss (prosecutors)......they are Republicans.....its a very political position they are in...."


"......Myhre was not demoted......he's still the First Assistant US Attorney..... now this Dayle however you say her name......the US Attorney for the Nevada District....she was appointed by the Trump Administration through Jeff Sessions......"


Bunkerville defendant Ammon Bundy speaks with Kelli Stewart 1/4/2018 on Facebook




Texas federal prosecutor Dayle Elieson takes over today in Las Vegas as Interim US Attorney for Nevada.    She was one of 17 US Attorney appointments made by Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday.

Meanwhile Bryan Hyde, who has posted videos in support of the Bunkerville defendents, reports in a video posted yesterday that notice has been filed of a new prosecutor being added to the team in the Bunkerville case. 

Steven Myhre has been assisted by Assistant US Attorneys Daniel Scheiss and Nadia Ahmed.    Now it appears a fourth prosecutor is being added.   Maybe a prosecutor will be removed is one thing that Hyde speculated about but has no specific information at this time.

Speaking with activist and supporter Kelli Stewart late last evening, Bunkerville defendant Ammon Bundy noted that once Judge Navarro makes her decision on Monday about the future course of the case, Dayle Elieson will then have to decide the next move.   Her decision will send a signal as to which side the Trump Administration is on in regards to Bunkerville.


"If Navarro rules 'without prejudice' (to dismiss charges)..... and we are eligible to be retried then that means it is up to this US Attorney Dayle Elieson and if she decides to try us then that is very telling of whether the Trump Administration is our friend or not, of whether Trump, President Trump is a friend of the people or whether he is a nationalist (federal supremacist)....."


".....there's no if's, and's or but's about it if Navarro decides to allow us to be retried and the US prosecutors now under the Trump Administration decides to retry us....then there's unequivocally no room for dispute whether Trump is our friend or not...."


".....The jury is out.....I want to believe that he is for us"


".....If he is I am extremely grateful and fully support him.  But there's a lot of things that have gone on that have made me concerned....One is that I have received personally, my family has received more tyranny and more suffering under the Trump Administration than we did as far as being prosecuted than we did under the Obama Administration....."


"........Look at all that has happened in the last year as far as the trials......every single trial has been under the Trump Administration."


Ammon Bundy with Kelli Stewart on Facebook 1/4/2018


In his comments, Ammon Bundy noted that all three trials held this year with the prosecutor's misconduct and the withholding of evidence have been under the Trump Administration.

Right before the election last year, Cliven Bundy endorsed Donald J. Trump in a letter from prison.

Now his son is sending an unmistakable message that Cliven Bundy and his family are expecting Donald J. Trump's endorsement, which has not been forthcoming since he took office.


AMMON BUNDY WITH KELLI STEWART 1/4/2018 VIDEO

Thursday, January 4, 2018

BUNKERVILLE STANDOFF:  THE NEW US ATTORNEY IN VEGAS?   "AUNT JEMIMAH" MORMON?



In the context of the racial conflicts in the 1960's, those people of color who were considered traitors to the cause of racial equality were dubbed "Uncle Toms" and "Aunt Jemimahs".

The Bundys are members of the LDS Church and within that church not all members agree with their cause.

Constitutionalist Mormons like members of the anti-Globalist Skousen family are known supporters of the Bundys while Mormons who support Globalism like Glenn Beck   ("Globalism is OK if there are conservative principles in it") have pretty much shunned the Bundys and their cause to free Western land from federal control using original Constitutional principles after 2014's Bunkerville Standoff.

Jeff Sessions appointed 17 interim US Attorneys yesterday including a new one for Nevada who will replace Bunkerville lead prosecutor Steven Myrhe as Acting US Attorney tomorrow.

Her name is Dayle Elieson and she is a graduate of Brigham Young University's J. Reuben Clark Law School.

In Oregon, another graduate of that same law school and Chief US District Judge in Oregon, Michael Mosman, is trying to disbar Ammon Bundy's defense attorney in the Oregon Standoff trial, Marcus Mumford.

Will the new US Attorney be one who brings justice to matters relating to the Bunkerville case or will she just be the RINO Mormon in the Mitt Romney mold who doubles down to crack down and punish the Bundys and their supporters as "heretics"?

Watch out for what happens next as we move into the weekend and Monday's crucial hearing in the case where Judge Navarro decides whether the charges are null and void or whether there will be a new trial.