Last edited by Napoleon; 04-11-14 at 11:05 PM.
Something else I would like to point out, is that WE shell out millions to row farmers, that don't harvest half of what they plant and don't plant half the land they own. I know of land owners in Louisiana that collect subsidies on land that hasn't seen a plow in 40 years. And the Feds want to roll out an infantry division to take this dude's cattle over some nickel-n-dime grazing fees?
The Ultra-Right-wing meme over not paying taxes has gotten completely out of control--I agree .And the Feds want to roll out an infantry division to take this dude's cattle over some nickel-n-dime grazing fees?
Chemists Have Solutions .
Oh, and before y'all get too uptight about those stupid turtles...
Desert Tortoises To Be Euthanized - CNN iReport
Don't know if it is related, but I'm against ALL special handouts and aid to farmers. And I grew up on a poultry and cattle ranch (I still own it). I'll never forget how the price of feed went up dramatically every time the federal govt. tried to prop up the income of corn farmers.
And personally, I sick of the ridiculous idea that it is the governments job to help "maintain this way of life" (supposedly of small farmers though it doesn't necessarily work out that way).
People lose farms all the time. People lose businesses all the time. People lose jobs all the time. Why should the government make it their business to determine which one is a "treasured way of life" and another is "@%&$ happens" ?
I *really* hope that gunplay does not go down.
This is just another example of Harry Reid corruption....
"In an apparent effort to cover its tracks, the BLM has reportedly removed documents from its website showing that the move to kick the Bundys and their cattle off of the land was at least in part due to the fact that their presence impeded development of solar energy on the land.
Reid and his eldest son, reports indicate, were integral in the support and/or implementation of a $5 billion solar plant being built in the county by a Chinese company.
Officially, the federal agency has suggested they are only after Bundy because his cattle are a threat to an endangered species of tortoise. That narrative, however, fell apart in the opinion of many critics when it was revealed the agency itself has engaged in the widespread slaughter of the animal.
The recent allegations of Reid’s hand in the Bundy attack are bolstered by the fact that his former senior adviser also served as the director of the BLM. According to reports, Reid successfully redrew the endangered tortoise’s protected habitat to benefit a donor, indicating his concern is more about his political and financial future than the well-being of this reptile."
Read more at Shocking Allegations Show Harry Reid, Chinese Company Behind Nevada Ranch Standoff
So, "Dirty" Harry Reid strikes again....$5 billion from the Chinese, and redrawing the lines to benefit a political donor, coupled with an ex-staffer, and his own son in positions of power, and screw the little guy.....
Reid is a pathetic waste of human skin. The quicker he ceases to be a part of this countries process, the better.
Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.
Alexis de Tocqueville
What do you contend is unconsitutional about US 43 sec. 315?
Does the rancher hold title to the land? If not, why should the federal government compensate the rancher for evicting him from the land?At the direction of a federal agency which has no legal claim to the land. If the federal government doesn't want him or any other ranchers grazing there then it should be compensating them not showing up with machine guns and sniper rifles to steal cattle and rough up the locals.
Can't we just turn Congress off and then turn it back on again?