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Via Christian Mercenary


“When it was revealed that the Obama Administration was responsible for walking illegally purchased guns to Mexican drug cartels claiming that they were tracking the purchases back to the true buyer, without putting in place a means of tracking the guns past the border, the media covered it up. Who knows how many lives were lost as a result of that policy? It was so bad that ATF agents contacted Mike Vanderboegh and David Codrea, often considered “anti-government,” to get the word out about the actions of the FBI. The story didn’t really get any traction until Brian Terry, a Border Patrol agent, was killed with one of the guns walked down to Mexico near Rio Rico, AZ.

We all know the names Woodward and Bernstein, but almost no one knows the names Vanderboegh and Codrea. Why is this? Why was no one ever convicted in the Fast and Furious scandal? The only ones punished were those agents who leaked the story to Vanderboegh and Codrea. Eventually, myself and many others contacted enough conservative radio talk show hosts and  Vanderboegh and Codrea chronicled it so successfully that Sharyl Atkisson of CBS took it up and put the national story out there. Not only has she not been celebrated by her colleagues in the media, her computer was hacked by federal agents and she has been harassed and drummed out of her job at CBS.”

Read the whole thing @ Christian Mercenary here

While the news media breathlessly await a grand jury’s decision on whether or not a white Ferguson, Missouri, police officer, Darren Wilson, will be indicted for his shooting and killing of black teenager Michael Brown, a nonpartisan group that investigates government corruption announced on Thursday the release of Justice Department records regarding alleged interference in the Ferguson investigation by President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder. And the media’s silence was deafening.

Many accuse Eric Holder of being overly sensitive about race which he brings to the job.
Courtesy of NewswithViews

The non-profit Judicial Watch obtained documents that reveal the Obama administration had dispatched eight Justice Department Community Relations Service (CRS) agents to Ferguson in the aftermath of the shooting incident — and during the days of protests, vandalism and looting — in response to demands made by NAACP. The DOJ agents included CRS Director Grande Lum and Deputy Director Gilbert Moore.

Set up in 1964, the decidedly secretive CRS, which requires its agents by law to “conduct their activities in confidence,” reportedly has greatly expanded its role under Obama. Although the agency claims to use “impartial mediation practices and conflict resolution procedures,” the released documents suggest that the unit deployed to Ferguson took an active role in working with those demanding the prosecution of police officer Wilson instead of maintaining an unbiased perspective.

From the beginning of the protests that turned into riots, vandalism of private property and looting of local businesses in Ferguson, the news media could not get enough news coverage of NAACP complaints about the police department’s “militarized tactics in their attempts to restore order.” The NAACP chronicling the Ferguson riots on the organization’s website stated, “Michael Brown did not deserve to die” while the NAACP website characterized the local police as “an invading army” and repeatedly voiced the “outrage over the violent response by police in Ferguson,” while demanding that “justice for Michael [be] served.”

The DOJ documents were obtained by Judicial Watch in response to its Aug. 14, 2014, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request after a two and one-half month wait. The DOJ turned over records that described how taxpayers were billed $15,000 just for travel expenses to send eight CRS agents (including the CRS Director and Deputy Director) to Ferguson between August 10 and September 3.

On August 29, CRS officials held a “community meeting” with the NAACP that, according to St. Louis Public Radio, also served as platform to discuss the importance of voting in affecting change, noted Judicial Watch. “Here you had a kid killed — whether justified or not he’s dead — and these DOJ minions and NAACP race-baiters were talking about how to get out the black vote in the next election,” said former police detective and U.S. Marine Sid Franes, himself an African American. “The kid’s body wasn’t even in the grave and these political vultures are concerned with reelecting Democrats. Remember this is the DOJ’s government employees talking with a tax-exempt civil rights group conspiring on how to use the tragedy in Ferguson to get votes,” Franes said.

According to Judicial Watch one of the documents described how:

“CRS traveled to Ferguson, MO on Sunday afternoon, August 10, 2014, in response to community tension based upon the shooting of an unarmed African American teenager on Saturday, August 9, 2014, by a Ferguson police officer. The community was outraged by the shooting and began gathering in front of the Ferguson Police Department and at the scene of the youth’s death. The NAACP requested CRS assistance by email and phone call on Sunday afternoon as crowds exceeded 400 in front of the police department. After a community vigil held on Sunday, which was attended by over one thousand people, segments of the crowd became unruly and rioting, looting and randam [sic] shootings occurred. CRS has met with the NAACP, spoken to the USA (MO – Eastern District) and the chiefs of police of St. Louis County and Ferguson, MO. CRS will continue to identify local African American community leaders to address concerns, ease community tensions and prevent further violence. (Case numbered TBD)”


On Friday October 10th, 2014 a Notice from the federal registry reveals that the federal government is mounting retaliations against the Bundy family and the Southern Nevada people.

Federal Register / Vol. 79, No.197 Notice, outlines plans to make the Bundy ranch and most of the rest of Southern Nevada, Areas of Critical Environmental Concern (ACECs). 90 days from October 10th, 2014 these proposals will become federal law without consent from the Nevada State legislatures or the people of Southern Nevada.

Areas of Critical Environmental Concern (ACECs) are human restricted management areas. ACECs have been a tool used by the federal government to gain further control of large masses of western lands and the resources.

As proposed, nearly 3 million acres in Southern Nevada will be locked away from the people. This includes most uses on the land (recreational, agricultural or otherwise).

Listed below are just a few of the outlined restriction that come with ACECs:


Area Acres Area Acres
Big Spring Valley 79,958 Muddy Mountains 228,297
Bitter Spring 61,840 Old SpanishTrail 51,449
California Wash 11,998 Opel Mountains 77,410
Gale Hills / Lovell Wash 4,788 Pahrump Valley 41,770
Grapevine Springs 202 Pahrump Valley to McCullough 274,061
Highland Range 53,015 Perkins Ranch 408
Hiko Wash 708 South Bare Mountains 87,692
Ivanpah Valley 3,134 South Newbury Mountains 26,877
Invanpah Valley 289,599 Specter Hills 6,603
Jean Lake 12,692 Devils Hole Hills 283,538
LaMadre (North & South) 2,431 Spirit Mountain 9,488
Lava Dune 623 Stewart Valley 5,204
Logandale 8,118 Stuart Ranch 278
Lower Mormon Mesa 66,353 Stump Spring 126,952
Mesa Milkyetch 9,183 Upper Las Vegas Wash 22,244
Moapa / Mesquite 2,219 Valley of Fire 131,378
Mt Schader 285 Mormon Mesa 167,594

Virgin River 8,500 Whitney Pockets 160
Armagosa Mesquite 9,650 Arden Sites 1,142
Arrow Canyon 2,070 Ash Meadows 28,202
Big Dune 2,456 Coyote Spring 51,528
Crescent Townsites 435 Devils Throat 848
Gold Butte 346,895 Keyhole Canyon 446
Hidden Valley 3,356 Piute / Eldorado 352,159
Rainbow Gardens 39,366 Red Rock Springs 683
River Mountain 11,029 Stump Springs 646

Total Restricted Acres 2,767,941

This is a direct assault on the State of Nevada. It is also a deliberate retaliation against the people for standing against the horrific action of several federal agencies at the Bundy ranch.

The boldness of the federal government’s timing and action on these matters are astonishing. They are again making a clear case that they are willing to use federal power to punish the local people. Harry Reid’s declaration “This is not over” is proving to be uncharacteristically accurate.

Before the Bundy ranch standoff, there were approximately 1 million acres of ACECs in Southern Nevada. Now after the Bundy standoff, the BLM is proposing an additional 1.8 Million acres (a 280% increase) all of which just happens to be in Southern Nevada.

Although this is not proof, anybody with a little intelligence can see that Harry Reid and the BLM are not protecting the environment; they are punishing their enemies.

How is it that all newly proposed critical environmental land in the Untied States just happens to reside within miles of the Bundy ranch? Is the land in Southern Nevada so different/dangerous/special/delicate and important?

From near the beginning of history, tyrannical men have sought to oppress through the control of land and resources, “Control the land and resources, and you have the power to control the people”. There is a direct correlation to land and resources with power and wealth. All major powers in world history have gained their power & wealth by conquering the land and controlling the resources.

It is self-evident that certain men within our government understand this and have implemented these age-old tactics upon the people of this country. For decades they have used government to gain power & wealth for themselves by controlling the land and resources.

Our founding fathers understood this nature, they drafted the Constitution to protect us from the despotic men that history is so full of. They limited the powers of government by outlining what lands the federal government can control and by separating the powers they hold. Their intent was to quickly dispose the land and resources to the local people, where it is most safe.

We call upon our County and State representatives to take courage and end the unconstitutional federal control of land and resources within the State. The legal and rightful control of the land belongs to the local people. The land within the State must be returned to people in a republic form of government. It is time for the State to dispose of the land to the people, open the land up for useful purposes, and protect the preemptive property rights of the people.

Lest there be any confusion regarding how these new federal rules impact the Bundy family, we will continue ranching as our family has done in the Southern Nevada area for over 137 years. We intend to use our preemptive property rights of grazing and water, the rights that Nevada State law both recognizes and is charged to protect.

We are not intimidated by the past action of the federal government, nor will we yield to their future attempt to subdue the State or the people. We refuse to submit to unconstitutional codes and regulation that dismantle Statehood and deprived our American neighbors and ourselves of the unalienable right so many of our kinsmen suffered and died for.

The Bundy Family