It takes roughly 20 acres to support one cow. Multiply that by 900 head- more for the calves raised until 6 months old... Bundy is illegally using 26,000 acres.
Or more likely severely overgrazing a lesser amount. Problem with overgrazing is it permanently alters the flora that is very expensive to correct.
Here in Oklahoma, a land not noted for bountiful rainfall, we call places like Nevada's range land- "God's County", because NO ONE is willing to pay for that about worthless land. Face the facts, Bundy's family has a century to buy it, Bundy himself refused to pay the ridiculously low stipend to use the land he wants OTHERS to fight the Government for...
He calls it 'His Land' but he won't even pay the dirt cheap grazing fee....
"BUNKERVILLE, Nevada (Reuters) - U.S. officials ended a stand-off with hundreds of armed protesters in the Nevada desert on Saturday, calling off the government's roundup of cattle it said were illegally grazing on federal land and giving about 300 animals back to the rancher who owned them."
Well, that's not true....I suspect that the resolution of damaged property will be determined by the courts...If I were him, I'd argue that the equipment and fencing that they destroyed was worth $1 million dollars...ANd anything that Bundy put on public property was a gift from him to us.
Bull ****. Unless you believe that the government is all powerful, and has the right to just declare themselves masters of the land, and you now need pay them protection like the mob, then you AND the several liberal judges he has lost in court with are just wrong....People won't stand for this type of totalitarian authoritarianism.Bundy gave away his cattle when he decided for personal reasons that he would no longer pay grazing fees to the BLM.
The state is whom this family has dealt with for over a hundred and fifty years, since the early to mid 1800s on this land. Now all the sudden because some granola munching, bleeding heart is willing to be used as a useful idiot for Harry Reid and his corrupt money making scheme on the land he gets to kick this farmer out, destroy his stuff, and steal his cattle? And you agree with it? Ughhhhh, what have we come to in this country.But he was stupid enough to believe that trying to pay the State and county grazing fees were going to save his stupid ass.
They won. The government thugs backed down, and you didn't even get the resolution right in your opening statement of this post, so I wouldn't say they are they ones 'ignorant' here.The entire Bundy family seem a bit ignorant.
What? Even this statement doesn't make sense...You want them to use their weapons, but you don't want anyone to get hurt?.....How is that possible, outside the early Hollywood 'B' movies that is?I am hoping that they back their threats and use their guns to settle this, it would be very entertaining unless they actually hurt someone.
Nah, this won't fade away, it will in the News, but behind the scenes "enviro-Nazi's" and corrupt politicans like "Dirty" Harry Reid will continue to bully people like this when they want something...But we both know that wont happen and this just fade away after Bundy makes his sell out deal final.
"But an official with an environmental group that had notified the government it would sue unless federal land managers sought to protect tortoises on the grazing allotment used by Bundy's cattle expressed outrage at the end of the cattle roundup."
And fools like the Sierra club that I suspect is this "unnamed official" with the enviro group will continue to have an incestuous relationship with the EPA to bully citizens and strong arm them out of their rights....They aren't 'green', they're red....Communist red.
Nevada Ranch Standoff Escalates, Questions about Reid Arise | National Review Online
Meanwhile, were you serious when you posted that you hoped guns would be used against citizens and that this would be "entertaining"?
Very impolite to form a quote to make it appear to be the words written by an opponent or in other words you are not only making up facts, you also in this instance appear to be denying your own words.
Now let the readers decideIt's not a conspiracy theory and I never said it was in Gold Butte specifically but BLM lands used by Ranchers in northen Nevada. I actually have facts on my side and I got more for you.
You've heard of Dry Lake Solar Energy Zone, right? Gold Butte is gonna be used as "Preserve" (mitigation) to off set the land damage to build the Dry Lake Solar plant which was involves a guy named Rory Reid, you know Harry Reid's son. Father and Son were behind that deal.
The BLM claim is Bundy hasn't paid any fees. But Clark County who has grazing rights leases for that land with him that pre-date BLM is being paid by Mr. Bundy.
This is a political fight between Harry Reid and his cohorts against a rancher who doesn't want to kowtow to a $5 billion solar plant.
But don't let me embarrass you too much. I got a lot more of corruption going on here.
“And I have no doubt that every new example will succeed, as every past one has done, in shewing that religion & Govt will both exist in greater purity, the less they are mixed together.”
~ James Madison, letter to Edward Livingston, July 10, 1822
Can't we just turn Congress off and then turn it back on again?