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   Belwhatter  Cattle ranchers down South are having their property rights endangered by this dominating regime - These brave ranchers are being challenged on every side, land and cattle forcibly confiscated by armed BLM agents, family members physically assaulted. See the latest such incident listed on Drudge today.The excuses vary from free grazing, water rights, and other pettifogging minutiae. This is happening right now in Harry Reid's state.
April 9 at 14:06 EST .

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   Hollyhock  I wonder if one of those ranchers is the one that was on Fox last weekend. They went public and now they will pay. The government is getting way to big and powerful.

"Public Domain" is bogus.
April 9 at 14:50 EST .


   Rollingcow  I've been reading about this guy for years. Just because you lease land doesn't mean that it's yours and you can stop paying. The only people really speaking at the moment is one or two of this man's 14 children who probably think the land belongs to them as well and think their inheritance is being stolen. The guy's an idiot.
Mrs. Cow
April 9 at 14:55 EST .

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   StormCnter  The rancher highlighted on Drudge is not in the South, but in Nevada. His argument with the government is over federally owned grasslands that his family has leased since 1870. Leasing federal land does not transfer ownership. The BLM is not confiscating Bundy's property, but evicting his cattle from federal lands after courts have ordered him to vacate the land and after he stopped paying leasing fees for the last several years. Mr. Bundy is not a victim. He has said he wants to "pass the land to his children". Well, you don't get to place federal lands into your estate.
April 9 at 17:03 EST .

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   Balogreene  I don't agree with the Government owning so much land. But, these people are leaseholders. 12 years ago, our landlady told us she was selling the house we were leaseholders on. No one would have argued her right to do that. We moved, found out we could afford to buy, and are better off for it. I know this family cannot afford to buy that land (because the Government owns so much of it ), but it is not theirs. Whether they realize it or not, they have had a hundred years of Government Subsidies. It's time to wean them off the public teat.
April 9 at 19:40 EST .

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   Hollyhock  My mistake. I think I got some stories mixed up. The guy I saw on Fox along with the owner of Fender and some others. His Father (now dead ) had sold land in California and then purchased land in Nevada. Maybe some of their grazing land was leased.
April 9 at 23:09 EST .


   Belwhatter  I saw the family Fox highlighted too - this just seems like more government excess when their efforts could be redirected to more important matters - like closing the border. So many government agencies are now armed to the teeth - when once upon a time the police were the ones we depended on to keep the law.
April 10 at 00:24 EST .


   Rollingcow  This has been going on for decades, this man has lost in court at least once. I don't have any problem with this one at all. If I ignore the rules I'm in trouble, so should he be no matter how sad his family wants to make it sound.
Mrs. Cow
April 10 at 00:45 EST .

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   Balogreene  The only things that bother me are, the Feds shouldn't own so much land, and the BLM has 200 SWAT members? But, everyone else is following the rules, so should this man.
April 10 at 20:20 EST .

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   StormCnter  I agree that the federal government owns entirely too much land in this country, for instance the feds own 85% of Nevada.
Here is a link where you can see how much federal land is in each state by clicking on Map List at the left.
http://nationalatlas.gov/printable/fedla
nds.html
April 11 at 06:17 EST .

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   Belwhatter  Thank goodness this story is gaining traction - not in lib media of course - but the reliable news sources are running with it. There is much more to this than non payment of taxes - - the Feds have been buzzing the cattle to scare them away from the watering holes, and separating the calves from their mothers milk ensuring the herd will soon collapse. The EPA has a huge interest in getting the ranchers out of business, the prairie tortoise being a convenient excuse, and there is also the real possibility there are rich deposits of oil and gas below the surface, [anathema to the environmental extremists] -development of which can be prevented by commandeering the land. I live in a county way up north which is the poster child for Agenda 21, which has ICLEI actively depriving farmers of water rights, use of their land and related psychobabble of sustainability. The NGOs with fancy names and government grants are perpetrating these insults on good American citizens working to feed the country. This is what is playing out in Nevada. Bundy's ranch is the last one left in his county - the Feds have intimidated and bought out all the others.
April 11 at 15:57 EST .

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   Escaped commieny  THANK YOU LUIS, IT WORKED THIS TIME, ec
April 9 at 11:20 EST .

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   Gerty  Go get 'em, Miss EC!
April 10 at 09:01 EST .

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   Ole buzzard  To save everybody the trouble of having to wade through the IRS's website to get to the graph WW cited below, I was able to get a screen shot of it. Not pretty, at all.
   April 9 at 00:03 EST .

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   Ole buzzard  Even when enlarged, it's hard to read. If you want me to email you the .jpg of the screen shot, leave your email address at my personal page. Just click on my name and comment there.
April 9 at 00:06 EST .

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   Nugoddess  I have commented on your personal page in the past but you threatened to have me bounced ... yeah, I'm not going there again! :p
April 9 at 06:28 EST .

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   Ole buzzard  You're getting whiney again, like Eric Holder.
April 9 at 09:19 EST .

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   Yottyhere  (yawn )
You two "stifle" Buzz quit being mean there was no call for you to be that mean Eric Holder indeed!!
April 9 at 10:00 EST .

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   BirdsNest  Interesting article. See if you recognize anyone residing at 1600 Pa Ave that fits these tips.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/10737827/Psychopath
s-how-can-you-spot-one.html
April 8 at 08:02 EST .

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   Yottyhere  Chilling isn't it Bird?
April 8 at 22:09 EST .

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   Ole buzzard  There are a lot of people at the other end of Pennsylvania Avenue that fit, too!
April 8 at 23:44 EST .

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   Wrightwinger  If you want to see a picture that is truly terrifying... Look at the graph on P.85 of these income tax instructions...
http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/i1040a.pdf. I could not copy and paste the image.
April 7 at 17:38 EST .

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   Phooey  Hahaha,'We have redesigned the IRS.gov website to make it easier and faster to find the information you need.'
We are sooooo screwed !
April 7 at 19:45 EST .

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   Ole buzzard  Unfortunately, Phooey, it's beyond "screwed"!
April 8 at 23:46 EST .

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   Flaming Sword  I should probably post this on the tech page, but I'd prefer immediate references. I installed Firefox a while back and loved it. But considering the recent Mozilla behavior they are very,very out of my life. Recommendations please? I play some online games and IE crashed every time I sneezed. I want Firebox gone .
April 6 at 17:54 EST .

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   MarinMike  I am installing Maxthon as I type, this is my first entry using it. The transition from FF has been easy. I've also used Chrome and IE but thought I'd give this a try since it has a linking feature to all your devices or other computers. I've not tried that out yet because I am so new to this browser. Read about it in one of the pc online mags, though some of their objections are fixed all ready

MM
April 6 at 18:45 EST .

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   Flaming Sword  Mike, I'm considering Maxthon too. I just sent an email to the corporate headquarters asking for assurance they won't make the same mistake. They are based in San Francisco.

Nuff said.
April 6 at 20:24 EST .

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   Phooey  Duh !, How does it punish Mozilla by not using their free browser ?
April 6 at 20:41 EST .

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   Ole buzzard  Phooey, they don't get the revenue from the ads they distribute.
April 6 at 22:28 EST .

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   Losgatos  Flaming Sword....what is their email address? I'm dumping Firefox and switching to Opera. I'd also like to make sure they know I've done it!! Thanks
April 7 at 10:51 EST .

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   Phooey  But, with my ad blocking Add-Ons, I don't see any ads. Maybe I'm just mentally blocking anything/everything I don't want to read.
April 7 at 20:20 EST .

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   StormCnter  I uninstalled Firefox (which I had enjoyed using ) and now have Chrome, IE and Opera. I'm not sure I like Opera, but I'm still messing with it.
April 8 at 05:56 EST .


   Phooey  StormCnter, please keep us updated as to your success or (god forbid ) failure. Yes, I've used Chrome when 'TheConnection' has gone bonkers, weird. and unstable (yes, that's Tech talk ), I'll stay with Firefox for now.
April 8 at 12:46 EST .

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   Fireball27  Over a year ago, I mentioned here on the Connection, that my wife and several other "lunch ladies" were upset with what they were being forced to serve the kids per Mrs. Obama's involvement. Today there is an article on "The Blaze" that explains what has happened. My wife retired one year earlier than she was intending to because of this. Having to serve what the administration was putting forth was just too much. She was proud of the food they used to serve and our school district was one of the top two in our state. Then came the Obama's. Imagine working your whole career, trying to put out the best product and succeeding, and have someone come along and make your job miserable, and put out garbage. 37 years and the last one was, well the last straw.
So sad. At least the students are speaking out. And they are seeing who did this to them.
April 6 at 16:46 EST .

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   Surfhut  If you are subsidized by the federal government, you must live by the federal government's mandates. States must learn to live on their own dime and tell the feds to take a hike. Period and Amen.
April 6 at 18:29 EST .

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   Phooey  Amen Sister ! When the States wake up and reclaim their power, then, comes the healing.
April 6 at 20:29 EST .

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   Safetydude  The twenty-eight words of the Tenth Amendment make it very clear what the Federal Government can and cannot do.

Would there be somebody to stand up and declare that what the the Fed's are doing is extra-Constitutional, that person could be our savior !!!
April 6 at 21:15 EST .

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   Lonestar Jack  Gov Rick Perry told Obamacare to stuff it. It costs us a little money but not one ounce of pride.

We Texans are like tthat.
April 8 at 06:40 EST .

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   Phooey  Well said, Lonestar Jack !However, freedom loving people live throughout this land.... this is an uphill battle.
April 8 at 11:54 EST .

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   Ole buzzard  Safetydude, they overstepped those boundaries eons ago, even pre-1900!
April 9 at 00:10 EST .

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   Safetydude  Agreed Top, and we as American Citizens and voters have allowed it.

Maybe it's time for a change.

I don't think Thomas Jefferson actually wanted a revolution every tweny years but he did write something like ...'the tree of Liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of Paitriots and Tyrants'...

When do we reach that tipping point?

I hope the Obama administration is that tipping point and there will be, at least, a small change this November.

Lonestar,

I agree that Texans are like that.

This is not something limited to Texas. Rick Perry may be the Steward of Texas but the President, along with Congress, is supposed to be the Steward of the whole country. And the President's job is to see that there is a country to hand over to his successor.

I don't think two-hundred-million Americans will fit in Texas. We need to save the whole country.

Maybe 'Big Sis' was right when she feared Veterans.
April 9 at 21:54 EST .

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   JoniTx  CIA Official Jumps to His Death in Apparent Suicide:





April 5 at 06:50 EST .

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   Surfhut  Consider me naïve if you want. Under no circumstance do I believe a man committed suicide because of past or present interrogation practices. Benghazi. Benghazi. Benghazi.
April 5 at 09:24 EST .

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   Bettijo  Surf: you are so right. That is how the you-know-who's get rid of people who know too much. The list of suspicious deaths is endless.
April 5 at 10:16 EST .

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   Lonestar Jack  Think Vince Foster.
Think uncountable deaths in Clinton's Arkansas
Think 52 deaths surrounding JFK demise.
"What difference does it make?"
April 6 at 12:41 EST .

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   Hollyhock  Do you think this gent was scheduled to appear before congress?
April 6 at 16:45 EST .

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   Surfhut  To clarify my previous comment: My thought was that he might have committed suicide but doubted it was because of waterboarding or other enhanced interrogation practices. Still wonder what was going on in Benghazi.
April 6 at 18:24 EST .

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   Flaming Sword  Remembering a very special friend today. How I miss him.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hugh_W._Hardy
April 3 at 20:41 EST .

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   Lonestar Jack  To paraphrase Hillary "What difference does it make?".

No matter what you call it -- riot because of a video or a demonstration or a full scale well planned terrorist attack -- any and all attacks on our installations demand instant acknowledgement by the White House, CIA, DOD, NCI, FBI and the State Dept and immediate retaliation of the highest order.

Yes it does make a difference Hillary (married to an impeached disbarred lawyer ).

How could Mike Morell or anyone watch the live feed of the Benghazi blazing inferno and dance around Talking Point wording. It was a terrorist attack! What more proof do the wimps need?
I would think even Gen. David Howell Petraeus could recognize that.

Words escape me when I try and express my opinion of these people
April 2 at 16:33 EST .

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   Escaped commieny  http://video.foxnews.com/v/3419317864001/obama-71-million-ha
ve-now-signed-up-for-insurance-plans/#sp=show-clips


barf bag would not be enough, get out the big black yard bags
April 1 at 18:53 EST .

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   Gram77  Yuk, just Yuk!
April 1 at 19:21 EST .


   Surfhut  I work for a small, successful, family-owned business. One of the hats I wear is the HR hat. Watching this press conference sent me into disgust and anger I've not felt very often in my nearly 60 years of life.
April 1 at 20:02 EST .

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   Safetydude  I'm a part time truck driver for a produce warehouse in SW Florida.

We deliver to several school districts, restaurants, country clubs, retirement homes, etc between south Tampa, Bradenton, Sarasota, Fort Myers and Naples. Our school buisness is seasonal, as is much of our restaurant buisness, which slacks off in the summer.

Our full time drivers know they will have a cut in hours and income, in the summer, the "off season", but they will make up for it in the winter. Not any longer...

Now here we are at the end of the 'season' and we are hiring more drivers. Why, you ask? Because ALL drivers will now be part-time employees.

The company thinking is that we can affoard to pay for more drivers if we don't have to provide fulltime benefits, aka health insurance to them.

Obamacare has forced the company to make some very cut-throat decisions to survive.

ps.
when I use 'we and us' it's because I'm a company employee, not part of management.
April 1 at 21:29 EST .

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