Tag Archive: Nevada


Stunning Aerial Pictures Show Tens Of Thousands Stranded In The Desert At The Gates Of Burning Man

 

 

 

Huge queue: This picture taken by a Burning Man festival-goer who flew into the event shows the enormous tailback at the gate

 

 

 

 

” Incredible pictures taken from the air show the astonishing number of people stranded in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert after rare heavy rains prevented them entering the site of the annual Burning Man festival.

  By now it should resemble something from a post-apocalyptic Mad Max movie, a teeming mini city growing out of the sand.”

 

 

 

Deserted:  Tens of thousands of people should have arrived to create a make-shift city in Nevada's Black Rock Desert. But after Monday morning's rains, the site is empty and will remain so until Tuesday

 

 

 

” But standing water turned the playa 90 miles north of Reno into a quagmire and police barred ticket holders entry to the free-spirited week-long arts event, telling them not to return until Tuesday afternoon.

  Hundreds of vehicles massed outside the gates waiting for the weather to clear up, with some posting messages on Twitter about their predicament using the hashtag #strandedman.

  Festival-goer Jordan Kalev arrived at the event by plane and took pictures of the site as he flew over showing the sheer volume of traffic massed at the entrance and the soggy state of the ground.

  Around 70,000 people were left anxiously waiting for the event to start, with many driving back to Reno rather than queue in the desert. “

 

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Western Lawmakers Gather In Utah To Talk Federal Land Takeover

 

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” It’s time for Western states to take control of federal lands within their borders, lawmakers and county commissioners from Western states said at Utah’s Capitol on Friday.

  More than 50 political leaders from nine states convened for the first time to talk about their joint goal: wresting control of oil-, timber -and mineral-rich lands away from the feds.

” It’s simply time,” said Rep. Ken Ivory, R-West Jordan, who organized the Legislative Summit on the Transfer for Public Lands along with Montana state Sen. Jennifer Fielder. “The urgency is now.” “

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” Utah House Speaker Becky Lockhart, R-Provo, was flanked by a dozen participants, including her counterparts from Idaho and Montana, during a press conference after the daylong closed-door summit. U.S. Sen. Mike Lee addressed the group over lunch, Ivory said. New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, Wyoming, Oregon and Washington also were represented.

  The summit was in the works before this month’s tense standoff between Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and the Bureau of Land Management over cattle grazing, Lockhart said.

” What’s happened in Nevada is really just a symptom of a much larger problem,” Lockhart said.

Fielder, who described herself as “just a person who lives in the woods,” said federal land management is hamstrung by bad policies, politicized science and severe federal budget cuts.

“Those of us who live in the rural areas know how to take care of lands,” Fielder said, who lives in the northwestern Montana town of Thompson Falls.”

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Rancher Prevails In ‘New Ruby Ridge’ Battle As Feds Back Down

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

” The Bureau of Land Management said Saturday it will stop the roundup of cattle owned by Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy. 

  The BLM says the animals have been illegally grazing on public lands for 20 years.

  The BLM announcement came a after rangers started gathering the animals from land near Gold Butte, Nev.

  The agency says it is concerned about the safety of its employees and the public. 

  Earlier this week, BLM officers and supporters of the Bundy family were involved in a scuffle. Cliven Bundy’s son, Ammon Bundy, was shot with a stun gun twice by federal agents. Another woman said she was thrown to the ground by an officer. 

  With Bundy supporters pouring in from around the country, safety concerns began to grow.

  BLM said it would not enforce a court order to remove the cattle and was pulling out of the area.

” Based on information about conditions on the ground, and in consultation with law enforcement, we have made a decision to conclude the cattle gather because of our serious concern about the safety of employees and members of the public,” BLM Director Neil Kornze said, reports ABC News

 

 

The entire public statement from Director Kornze reads:

 Statement from Director of the Bureau of Land Management Neil Kornze on the Cattle Gather in Nevada

 

” As we have said from the beginning of the gather to remove illegal cattle from federal land consistent with court orders, a safe and peaceful operation is our number one priority. After one week, we have made progress in enforcing two recent court orders to remove the trespass cattle from public lands that belong to all Americans.

  Based on information about conditions on the ground, and in consultation with law enforcement, we have made a decision to conclude the cattle gather because of our serious concern about the safety of employees and members of the public.

  We ask that all parties in the area remain peaceful and law-abiding as the Bureau of Land Management and National Park Service work to end the operation in an orderly manner.

  Ranching has always been an important part of our nation’s heritage and continues throughout the West on public lands that belong to all Americans. This is a matter of fairness and equity, and we remain disappointed that Cliven Bundy continues to not comply with the same laws that 16,000 public lands ranchers do every year. After 20 years and multiple court orders to remove the trespass cattle, Mr. Bundy owes the American taxpayers in excess of $1 million. The BLM will continue to work to resolve the matter administratively and judicially.”

 

   

Newsmax has more . Victory is ours . For now at least . They won’t give up.

Feds Engage In Chinese-Style Brutality And Violence

 

 

 

 

 

 

” In 1989, members of China’s Democracy Movement staged a massive protest in Tiananmen Square. In response, the communist Chinese government commanded near-total control over the nation’s media while dispatching heavily armed soldiers and tanks to surround and intimidate the protesters.

  Today, the U.S. government has dispatched hundreds of heavily armed soldiers, snipers and helicopters to lay siege to a ranch near Bunkerville Nevada, called the “Bundy Ranch,” where the Bundy family has been running cattle since the 1870’s. In 1949, the federal Bureau of Land Management was created, and in the 1990’s the BLM claimed (false) authority to start charging “grazing fees” for Bundy’s cattle. Today, the BLM claims the Bundy family owes over $1 million to the government.

  In order to collect that $1 million and lay seize the land the Bundy family has been using for generations, the BLM in engaged in the very same kind of brutality and threat of violence that the Chinese government used against its protesters in 1989. I fact, similarities between the two are numerous:

•  The mainstream media now functions as a total government mouthpiece, broadcasting lies and propaganda such as the false claim that “a protester kicked one of the BLM’s security dogs.” (In fact, a BLM officer verbally commanded the dog to attack the protesters.) This is similar to the Chinese government directly controlling virtually the entire Chinese press.

•  The massive show of unjustified force, such as positioning government snipers on hilltops around the Bundy ranch, with line-of-sight inside the Bundy home so that shots can be taken to kill the Bundy family.

•  The deployment of absurd “overkill” hardware: Tanks in the case of China, and government helicopters in the case of the Bundy ranch in Nevada. It has also been reported by Pete Santilli and Adam Kokesh that BLM has hired Blackwater-style operatives to don BLM badges and wade into the scene as soldiers for hire.

•  The intimidation and silencing of local law enforcement. In the case of the Bundy ranch in Nevada, the local Sheriff of Clark County has the constitutional authority to arrest all BLM personnel for felony theft of cattle and trespassing. Yet he has been intimidated into silence, thereby abandoning his own constituents. In China, officials who were friendly to the protesters were demoted, purged or kidnapped and killed by the Chinese government.

•  The Chinese government declared Martial Law and arrested anyone they wished. Similarly in Nevada, the BLM has declared a state of effective Martial Law by threatening to arrest anyone who sets foot on the desert dirt. The BLM also set up a “First Amendment Zone” and threatened to arrest anyone who strayed outside the zone who wished to express their First Amendment rights. Dave Bundy, son of Cliven Bundy was brutalized and arrested for taking photographs on a public highway. “

 

 

   Natural News has much more on the powder keg that is Bunkerville .

     See also this report alleging that the Feds have shut down the area cell towers in order to cease communications and this reportthat raises further questions about the motives of the State and features an appearance by none other than Dingy Harry Reid . As we said yesterday , if there is something dirty going on in Nevada chances are that Reid is involved 

  This letter sent to Jim Stone paints an ominous picture of Federal motives and reveals them for the thuggish thieves that they are .

 

 

 

” Immediate family friend of the Bundy’s tells it all in a mail sent to Jimstonefreelance.com

  

A Rancher TELLS ALL:

B. Hunt wrote:

  I live in SW Utah. I grew up on a ranch less than 100 miles from the Bundy’s ranch. My father knows Cliven Bundy. I know Cliven’s son Ryan. This is not a hoax, it is an action of force by the BLM.

  The BLM was going to sell the cattle at one of the smallest cattle markets in Utah.No cattle markets in Nevada would take the cattle without a properly signed brand inspection (which the BLM cannot obtain without Cliven Bundy’s signature). The BLM paid the owner of the Utah cattle market $300,000 to do the sale (‘R’ Livestock Connection in Monroe, Utah, owned by one Scott G. Robbins, according to the Utah Business Entity Search). Utah Governor Herbert stepped in and forbid them from bringing the cattle into Utah without the legally required health and brand inspections (which again, require Bundy’s signature) and that no feral cattle are allowed to be imported at all (per Utah statute). Because Bundy claims ownership over maybe 350-500 head of branded cattle, the other 500-700 estimated head of cattle would all be considered feral. BLM officially backed off, but we suspect they are still secretly shipping them through Utah without any permission to do so, to “private” buyers in Colorado. The contract cowboys that the BLM hired to do the roundup are from Sampson Livestock in Meadow, Utah (traitors one and all).

  From what I understand, Cliven Bundy owns both the Water Rights and Grazing Rights to all of the land where his cattle run. If Bundy failed to use them, the Grazing Rights would revert to the BLM and would be retired, while the Water Rights would revert to the State of Nevada, likely to be sold to the highest bidder (which would probably be a bidding war between mineral companies that are behind this action with the BLM and the City of Las Vegas which is thirsty for water and has had multiple attempts to buy water–through eminent domain from Utah farmers and ranchers–from Utah, which were all blocked by the Utah Legislature and Utah Governor Herbert). Chances are, the BLM has already filed a claim on the water rights so that they can sell to the highest bidder (instead of the state) and are trying to get the cattle off to show that Bundy cannot use the water beneficially (much like what the US Forest Service and BLM both tried to do to Wayne Hage).

  Now, for Cliven Bundy, he’s not fighting this for his cattle or his own livelihood. He recognizes that he will probably die before this fight is over. He has said multiple times that he is fighting this to wake people up about the tyranny of the Federal Government and also to help wake up the western states about getting the rights to their own land back from the federal government, which has repeatedly shut down ranchers and closed off land. (MO = 1st, get all the ranchers, farmers, Native Americans, and foresters that use the land for positive, sustainable production off of the land; 2nd, grab up all the resources; 3rd, close off the lands to public access including camping, hiking, horseback riding, hunting, fishing, boating, shooting, etc; 4th, sell off the resources to the highest bidder regardless of what that will do to the land, the local environment, or the economy; 5th, collect royalties on the resources in perpetuity; 6th, reduce and eliminate all SLS and PILT payments to the states, impoverishing them beyond belief.)

Anyway, thanks for posting about this. It is important for us to be able to raise the appropriate resistance.” “

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gripping Speech On Behalf Of Rancher: Which One Of Us Will Snipers Shoot?

 

 

 

 

 

 

” With tensions simmering in the standoff between Nevada rancherCliven Bundy and the Bureau of Land Management, a Bundy supporter wonders when federal agents are going to “fire the next shot heard around the world.”

  Speaking this week before a packed town hall meeting in Moapa, Nev., with Bundy looking on, the unidentified man offered a gripping account of the dangers residents face, demonstrating why the impasse remains a powder keg waiting to explode, according to a video of his remarks.

  Bundy has locked horns with the federal government because the rancher’s cattle are grazing on public land — the rights to which the family says has been handed down through generations. Now the Bureau of Land Management, insisting the “trespass cattle” have been allowed to graze illegally, is rounding up the livestock.”

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The Real Story Behind The Bundy Ranch Harassment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

” A tortoise isn’t the reason why BLM is harassing a 67 year-old rancher. They want his land. The tortoise wasn’t of concern when Harry Reid worked BLM to literally change the boundaries of the tortoise’s habitat to accommodate the development of his top donor, Harvey Whittemore. Whittemore was convicted of illegal campaign contributions to Senator Reid. Reid’s former senior adviser is now the head of BLM. Reid is accused of using the new BLM chief as a puppet to control Nevada land (already over 84% of which is owned by the federal government) and pay back special interests. BLM has proven that they’ve a situational concern for the desert tortoise as they’ve had no problem waiving their rules concerning wind or solar power development. Clearly these developments have vastly affected a tortoise habitat more than a century-old, quasi-homesteading grazing area. If only Clive Bundy were a big Reid donor.

 

 

 

   Read Dana’s entire piece and consider that whenever something dirty is happening in Nevada up pops Dingy Harry Reid’s name .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BLM Rangers Brought In From Out Of State For Nevada Ranch ‘Emergency’

 

 

 

 

 

 

” Armed Rangers were brought in from out of state by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to assist in security surrounding the Bundy Ranch, according to the family.

  A heated confrontation on Wednesday resulted in Cliven Bundy’s son Ammon being tasered by BLM officials and a 57-year-old protester being shoved to the ground.

  Stetsy Bundy Cox, Cliven’s daughter, told the Washington Free Beacon that some of the rangers had Oregon and California license plates.

“ You know, some of these guys don’t even know why they’re here,” she said. “A few people have talked to them and they got called in here on an emergency feed and they didn’t know what it was for, it just said they had to be here.”

 

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‘Expect To See A Band Of Soldiers’: Militia Members Arrive At Nevada Ranch

 

 

 

 

” Militia groups are rallying behind a rancher whose cattle are being seized by the federal government.   The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that two militia members from Montana and one from Utah have arrived at Cliven Bundy’s ranch. “ We need to be the barrier between the oppressed and the tyrants,” Ryan Payne of the West Mountain Rangers told the Review-Journal. “Expect to see a band of soldiers.”   Payne said that militias from New Hampshire, Texas and Florida are likely to join and stand with Bundy and stay at his ranch. “ They all tell me they are in the process of mobilizing as we speak,” Payne told the Review-Journal, adding that hundreds of militia members are expected.”

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MUST SEE!! Bundy Ranch Protesters Tasered By Federal Agents And Attacked By K9’s.

 

 

 

Published on Apr 9, 2014

” Contains Graphic images. 

Protestors at the Bundy Ranch in Bunkerville, Nevada take on the Feds and stand their ground.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Driver Had $50,000 Seized By A Nevada Cop, But Wasn’t Charged With A Crime. Now He’s Getting His Money Back

 

 

 

 

” After Tan Nguyen was pulled over for driving three miles above the speed limit, he had $50,000 confiscated by a Nevada deputy.  According to Nguyen, that money was casino winnings.  As reported last week at Forbes, Nguyen“was not arrested or charged with a crime—not even a traffic citation.”

  He filed a lawsuit in federal court, arguing his civil rights were violated by an “unconstitutional search and seizure.”  In that lawsuit, Nguyen claimed Deputy Lee Dove, who had pulled him over for speeding, threatened to seize and tow his car unless he “got in his car and drove off and forgot this ever happened.”

  But in a settlement reached last week with Humboldt County, Nevada, Nguyen was fully reimbursed for all of the cash that was taken from him.  He also received $10,000 to cover attorney’s fees.  In addition, the settlement fully reimbursed $2,400 to Matt Lee, who, like Nguyen, was pulled over and had his cash confiscated by Dove on I-80.  Lee slammed that seizure as “highway robbery.” 

  The settlement is certainly great news for Nguyen and Lee.  As the Institute for Justice noted previously, victories in civil forfeiture cases are rather rare, partially because “many victims of civil forfeiture simply don’t have the resources to defend themselves in court.  Since litigation can cost more than the property that was taken, many seizures aren’t even contested.”  When wins do happen, they can make national headlines, as did IJ’s successful defense of property owners in MassachusettsCalifornia and Michigan.”

 

 

   It’s a step in the right direction , but as the article notes , it’s a victory for those two men only right now as the law remains in place .

 

 

” Yet the settlement for Nguyen and Lee does not affect Nevada’s abysmal civil forfeiture laws.  The state’s current system allows police to “seize property under a legal standard lower than the beyond-a-reasonable-doubt standard used in criminal convictions.  Owners bear the burden of proof, meaning they have to prove their innocence in court.  In addition, law enforcement agencies keep 100 percent of the forfeiture proceeds.”  No wonder Nevada earned a D+ in IJ’s report, “Policing for Profit.” “

 

 

Read the whole thing at Forbes

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Worst Run States In America

 

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” For several years now, 24/7 Wall Street has analyzed how well each state within the United States is run by its elected officials and government bureaucrats. To determine how well each state is run, they looked at each state’s financial data as well the services that each provides to its residents, while also factoring in their standard of living.

  To determine how well the states are run, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed hundreds of data sets from dozens of sources. We looked at each state’s debt, revenue, expenditure, and deficit to determine how well it was managed fiscally. We reviewed taxes, exports, and GDP growth, including a breakdown by sector, to identify how each state was managing its resources. We looked at poverty, income, unemployment, high school graduation, violent crime and foreclosure rates to assess the well-being of the state’s residents.

  While each state is different, the best-run states share certain characteristics, as do the worst run. For example, the populations of the worse-off states tended to have lower standards of living. Violent crime rates in these states were usually higher and residents were much less likely to have a high school diploma.

  The worst-run states also tended to have weak fiscal management reflected in higher budget shortfalls and lower credit ratings by Moody’s Investors Service and Standard & Poors.

  The better-run states tended to display stable fiscal management. Pensions were more likely to be fully funded, debt was lower, and budget deficits smaller. Credit ratings agencies also were much more likely to rate the well-run states favorably. Only two poorly run states received a perfect credit rating from either agency. California and Illinois, which are ranked worst and third worst, received the lowest ratings from both agencies.

The states that were well-managed also tended to have lower unemployment rates.

  We won’t keep you in suspense – the map below, which was produced by USA Today from 24/7 Wall Street’s data, reveals which states were reported to be the worst run in 2013:”

 

 

Is it any wonder these states produce more than their share of corrupt politicos in DC ? 

MyGovCosts.org has the story

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last Moments Of Man Killed By Police At Red Rock Captured On Video

 

 

Red Rock Killing

 

 

” Two men observing a police stop Friday watched in growing disbelief and then horror as the seemingly routine incident turned deadly when a federal ranger shot a man inside a state trooper’s patrol car.

  One of the men recorded video with his cellphone as a Bureau of Land Management ranger shot and killed D’Andre Berghardt Jr., 20, near the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

“ Oh my God, they just shot him,” the man filming said after realizing what had happened.

  The exclusive video, enhanced for clarity, was posted Monday on reviewjournal.com.

  Berghardt, from Los Angeles, had been hailing cyclists as he walked along state Route 159 near Calico Basin, about 20 miles from downtown Las Vegas. Two cyclists reported the man to officials at the Red Rock visitor center at about noon.”

 

 

 

 

” The video, shot from a car stopped on the highway, shows two rangers holding Berghardt at gunpoint for several minutes as onlookers watch from cars and bicycles. Berghardt doesn’t appear to threaten the rangers, but remains on his feet, apparently disobeying their orders. He didn’t appear to carry a weapon.”

 

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FAA Announces Locations For Future Drone Testing Sites

 

 

 

” Drones are coming to America – the Federal Aviation Administration announced on Monday the six states chosen to develop test sites for unmanned aerial vehicles.

    – University of Alaska: Will help develop standards for state monitoring and navigation, as well as safety.

    – State of Nevada: Will study standards and requirements for operators. It will also research exactly how air        traffic control procedures will change with the introduction of drones into the sky.

    – New York’s Griffiss International Airport: Will focus its research on how drones and commercial airplanes       will sense and avoid colliding with each other in congested airspace.

    – North Dakota Department of Commerce: Will develop “airworthiness” data as well as reliable links                     that share information between drones and other aircraft.

     – Texas A&M University in Corpus Christi: Will develop safety system requirements.

     – Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University: Will test failure mode procedure and other risks should        a drone malfunction while in the air.”

 

Source: DC Clothesline

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Slain Nevada Teachers’ Heroism Bought Time For Students To Flee

 

 

 

 

 

 

“The 12-year-old boy who killed a teacher and wounded two students began by shooting a fellow student in the shoulder, police said Tuesday.

The boy, whose name has not been released, then shot and killed teacher Mike Landsberry before shooting a second student in the abdomen, Washoe County School District Police Chief Mike Mieras said at a news conference. He then shot himself to death, according to police.

The boy used a Ruger 9 mm semiautomatic handgun, said Sparks Deputy Police Chief Tom Miller.

Despite previous reports indicating the two wounded students had been shot inside the school building, all of the shots were fired outside, police said.

Landsberry walked toward the shooter on a playground basketball court after the first student was hit, saving lives, according to authorities.

“Mr. Landsberry’s heroic actions, by stepping toward the shooter, allowed time for other students in the playground area to flee,” Mieras said.

The teacher who died, Mike Landsberry, appeared to be trying to stop the incident when he was shot dead, Miller said Tuesday.

“It almost appears like he tried to talk him down,” he said.

True to his character, the former Marine, a popular math teacher at Sparks Middle School, rushed to help others when chaos erupted.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scathing Obituary: ‘Ding Dong The Witch Is Dead’

 

 

 

 

” A scathing obituary written by a brother and sister about their dead mother has gone viral, and for obvious reasons. The obituary, which was published in the Reno Gazette-Journal on September 10, is not your everyday obituary paying respect to the deceased.

Here is how the scathing obituary begins:

 

Marianne Theresa Johnson-Reddick born Jan 4, 1935 and died alone on Aug. 30, 2013. She is survived by her 6 of 8 children whom she spent her lifetime torturing in every way possible. While she neglected and abused her small children, she refused to allow anyone else to care or show compassion towards them. When they became adults she stalked and tortured anyone they dared to love. Everyone she met, adult or child was tortured by her cruelty and exposure to violence, criminal activity, vulgarity, and hatred of the gentle or kind human spirit.”

Patrick and his sister Katherine revealed how their mother, 78-year-old Marianne Theresa Johnson-Reddick – who would beat her children with a belt – ran a prostitution business from their home and forced them to give up their beds for clients and sleep on the floor. The mother’s abuse was so horrific that Patrick told the Daily Mail he was now able to sleep well at night knowing his mother was dead. He and his siblings are planning a party at the end of September where they will toast the passing of their mother.

One Dead As ‘Apocalyptic’ Dust Storm Sweeps Across Nevada Freeway Causing Massive Pile-Ups

 

 

 

 

” A truck driver was killed and several others were injured after a dust storm in rural Nevada blinded drivers, leading to a 27-car pile-up.

Humboldt County sheriff’s dispatchers called in every emergency services worker in the sparsely populated area after drivers reported ‘near-apocalyptic’ conditions on Interstate 80 at Winnemucca on Monday evening.

A mine rescue crew also assisted, while a charter bus helped transport victims.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WATCH 10-YEAR-OLD ANNA CHRISTINE SING

“THE HOUSE OF THE RISING SUN”

” Christine entered the stage much like many young performers, but she quickly proved to be a star. After adjusting her microphone, she spread her fingers across the plastic keyboard, and proceeded to belt out the song as audience members began cheering immediately.

The talented 10-year-old from Henderson, Nevada, debuted a surprisingly rich, deep voice that left an expression of disbelief on the face of new judge Heidi Klum and veteran judge Howie Mandel.”

 

Drone Operator Who Helped Kill 1,626 Targets Reveals Trauma Of Watching Them Die On A Computer Screen

 

 

 

 

” A former drone operator who helped kill 1,626 targets says he’s haunted by the carnage he witnessed from behind his computer screen.

Brandon Bryant, 27, served as a drone operator from 2006 to 2011 at bases in Nevada, New Mexico and Iraq. It was a desk job of sorts, but unlike any other, it involved ordering unmanned aircraft to kill faraway targets while he watched.

In an interview with NBC News‘ foreign correspondent Richard Engel, Bryant recalled one operation where his team fired two missiles from a drone at three men in Afghanistan.

He said he began feeling paranoid that he was killing innocent people, not Taliban insurgents. And he felt that it wasn’t his place to question the people giving him orders to launch the missile attacks

NBC reported Thursday that the CIA does not know the identity of a quarter of those killed in drone strikes in Pakistan.

McClatchy‘s Jonathan S. Landay has also reported that at least 265 of up to 482 people who were killed by drones during a 12-month period ending September 2011 were not senior al Qaida leaders but instead were ‘assessed’ as unknown extremists.”

 

 

 

 

 

HARRY REID LINKS MARINE DEATHS TO SEQUESTRATION

 

 

 

 

 

 

” Think the desperate Democrats trying to punish America for daring to inflict a two-percent reduction upon their spending plans couldn’t sink any lower?  Think again.

On Monday, a 60mm mortar exploded during live-fire training at Hawthorne Army Depot in Nevada, killing seven Marines and wounding several others.  Fox News reports the Corps is investigating the cause of the explosion:

The Marines immediately issued an indefinite moratorium on firing of all such mortars worldwide until an investigation clears as safe the type of weapon and ammunition in the tragedy. The moratorium could last for weeks or months.”

 

Reid plays politics with tragedy :

 

” Mr. President, it’s very important we continue training our military, so important.But one of the things in sequester is we cut back in training and maintenance. That’s the way sequester was written. Now, the bill that’s on the floor, we hope to pass today helps that a little bit. At least in the next six months, it allows the military some degree of ability to move things around a little bit. Flexibility, we call it, and that’s good. But we have to be very vigilant. This sequester should go away. We have cut already huge amounts of money in deficit reduction. It’s just not appropriate, Mr. President, that our military can’t train and do the maintenance necessary.

 

 

The USMC is not amused by Reid’s posturing …

 

 

” The Marine Corps is not happy, according to NBC News reporter Jim Miklaszewski (once again by way of RealClearPolitics):

Now I can tell you, Marine Corps officials this afternoon are taking a strong exception to what Harry Reid implied. Saying that this this exercise, for example, was planned well in advance, had nothing to do with the budget cuts. There were no corners cut, and if they couldn’t afford to have all the safety precautions into place, they wouldn’t do the exercise.

And in fact, one Marine Corps official told us a short time ago that he considers this nothing but pure political posturing on the backs of these dead Marines.

 

 

 

 

 

Bill Clinton Caught In Lie Over Mass Shootings “Fact”

 

 

 

” Former President Bill Clinton spoke at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada on Wednesday of last week. During his speech, he took time to assault guns and gun owners. But the facts he put forth were less than truthful, as we’ve come to expect from “Slick Willy.”

Well here comes his whopper. He demonstrated that he supports another “assault weapons ban” as he said,

“Half of all mass killings in the United States have occurred since the assault weapons ban expired in 2005. Half of all of them in the history of the country.”

 

 

The Numbers:


                 According to “Mass Public Shootings By the Decade” By Grant Duwe, director of research and evaluation at the Minnesota Department of Corrections

1900s : zero

1910s: 2

1920s: 2

1930s: 942

1940s: 8

1950s: 1

1960s: 6

1970s: 13

1980s: 32

1990s: 42
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2000s: 28

2010s (three years): 14

Nevada Introduces Anti-NDAA Bill

 

 

 

 

” With the recent passage by Congress of the 2013 National Defense Authorization Act, soon to be signed into law by Barack Obama, and existence of the 2012 NDAA law, many states have sought nullification of NDAA. Nevada is now set to put forth it’s own anti-NDAA bill, BDR 728. On December 19, the Nevada chapters of the People Against the National Defense Authorization Act (PANDA) announced the introduction of the bill. The bill is sponsored by Nevada State Senator Don Gustavson and will be presented to lawmakers in February when the legislature reconvenes.

Christopher Corbett, Nevada state coordinator for PANDA, said in a statement that announced the introduction of the bill, which is titled “The Nevada Liberty Preservation Act”:

I appreciate the community support backing up our efforts and the courage of those members of our governing bodies who are willing to actively protect the constitutional rights of their constituents. We need to restore the Constitutionally protected right to due process for every American.”

 

 

Olympian Suzy Favor Hamilton’s Life As A High-Priced Las Vegas Hooker Revealed

 

 

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” For the last year runner Suzy Favor Hamilton, a 3 time U.S. Olympian and 9 time NCAA individual champion, worked for Haley Heston’s Private Collection escort service as a $600/hr prostitute under name Kelly Lundy. The Smoking Gun broke the story today ending her new career.

[W]hen working as an escort, she inexplicably shared her true identity with several male clients, believing that her secret was somehow safe with strangers who paid for her company by leaving envelopes stuffed with cash on bathroom vanities in swanky hotels.

When approached by a reporter earlier this month in the lobby of a Las Vegas hotel, Favor Hamilton initially denied any connection with the escort service, Haley Heston’s Private Collection. But Favor Hamilton–who is married to her college sweetheart, a lawyer, and is the mother of a seven-year-old girl–eventually acknowledged her work as “Kelly.” “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Do Civilians Armed With Guns Ever Capture, Kill, or Otherwise Stop Mass Shooters?

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” If that’s so, what examples can one give of civilians armed with guns stopping such shootings? Sometimes, I hear people asking if even one such example can be found, or saying that they haven’t heard even one such example. Naturally, such examples will be rare, partly because mass shootings are rare, partly because many mass shootings happen in supposedly “gun-free” zones (such as schools, universities, or private property posted with a no-guns sign) in which gun carrying isn’t allowed, and partly for other reasons.”

US States Less Free Than Canadian Provinces

 

 

 

 

 ” A new study on economic freedom in North America has concluded that some American states are less free than the provinces of our northern neighbor Canada.

“Canadian provinces now lead US states in average economic freedom, with the provincial average at 6.8 compared to 6.7 out of 10 for US states,” claims the new study by the Fraser Institute.

Topping the list of the most economically free subdivisions of North American countries is the Canadian province of Alberta, followed by Delaware, Saskatchewan, Texas and Nevada.

The Economic Freedom of North America 2012 report was calculated using ten components in three basic areas: size of government, takings and discriminatory taxation, and labor market freedom. The number one issue affecting U.S. states’ freedom is the amount of government spending. “

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