#BundyRanch BLM Backtracks SpoxPerson: “Did Not Cut Any Deal And Negotiate Anything”

April 14, 2014 at 12:07 pm

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This was then:
KLAS TV Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS — A deal has been reached between the Bundy family and the Bureau of Land Management over the cattle that the agency rounded up earlier this week.

After some tense moments Saturday afternoon, the BLM agreed to release the confiscated animals back to the family.

The BLM announced it would stop the roundup of cattle owned by rancher Cliven Bundy Saturday morning. The BLM says the animals have been illegally grazing on public lands for 20 years and has spent the past week gathering the cattle from land near Gold Butte.

The agency said it was stopping the roundup because of concerns 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 tased twice by federal agents. Another woman said she was thrown to the ground by an officer.

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

The I-Team has learned the deal to end the gather was brokered by Clark County Sheriff Doug Gillespie. [...]

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This is now.
Las Vegas Review-Journal:

[...]Although Bundy declared victory after the BLM announced an end to the roundup on Saturday because of concerns for the safety of those present, the issue is hardly settled.

BLM spokesman Craig Leff told the Associated Press the agency would continue to try to resolve the matter involving rancher Cliven Bundy and the $1 million in owed grazing fees “administratively and judicially.”

“The door isn’t closed. We’ll figure out how to move forward with this,” he said, adding that the BLM did not participate in the negotiation moderated by Clark County Sheriff Doug Gillespie that deescalated tensions on Saturday.

“The BLM and National Park Service did not cut any deal and negotiate anything,” Leff said. “There was no deal we made.”

Bundy supporters are not quite declaring victory yet either.

David Rawls of Arizona has been battling over mining claims he said his family has operated since 1949 that he said the government took from him. The 70-year-old arrived Saturday to back up Bundy and plans to stay for several more days. [...]

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In related news:

[...]The Bureau of Land Management is headed by former longtime Reid aide Neil Kornze, who was confirmed by the Senate as BLM director on Tuesday, just as federal authorities descended on the cattle ranch outside Mesquite, Nev.[...]

Previously::
#BundyRanch Standoff Photo Slideshow Accompanied By Lee Greenwood’s God Bless The U.S.A
#BundyRanch Moo-Lon Labe Come And Take It! Bundy Family Waves American Flag As BLM Releases Their Cattle [PHOTO]
Live Stream Bundy Ranch Standoff –Updates Including Video Of Bundy Cattle Being Released!

Cop Pulls A Gun On 11 Year Olds Because…Get This…They Were Building A Tree Fort !

April 11, 2014 at 10:11 am

Oh the horror! Lock them up and throw away the key. Roll eyes…

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What is the deal with reports of cops behaving as if they are on steroids becoming more commonplace?

(WSBTV) –HENRY COUNTY, Ga. — A fifth-grader says he was terrified when a police officer pointed a gun at him and his friends while they built a tree fort.

Omari Grant, 11, said he and his friends often play in a wooded area behind his home and were building a fort when a neighbor in the next subdivision called police to complain about what the boys were doing.

But no one anticipated what Omari and his mother say happened next.

“I guess the release of tension was like, ‘Mom, he had a gun in my face, Mommy. Mommy, he had a gun in my face,’” said Janice Baptiste, Omari’s mother.
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Omari told Diamant that two officers, one with his gun drawn, rolled up on him and a few of his friends as they built a fort in the trees behind his home.

“I was thinking that I don’t want to be shot today, so I just listened to what they said,” Omari said.

Omari said the officer holding his gun also used foul language and made him and his friends lay down on the ground.
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No arrests were made but the department is now investigating the officer’s actions after Baptiste filed an excessive force complaint.

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Those poor kids. My heart goes out to them. I just hope this terrifying incident does not foster a mistrust of police in general.

VIDEO: Democrat Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee Thinks The Constitution Is 400 Years Old!

March 12, 2014 at 4:40 pm

Just. Plain. Ignorant. With representatives like Jackson-Lee in charge is it any wonder why this country is going to hell in a hand basket?

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“Maybe I should offer a good thanks to the distinguished members of the majority, the Republicans, my chairman and others, for giving us an opportunity to have a deliberative constitutional discussion that reinforces the sanctity of this nation and how well it is that we have lasted some 400 years, operating under a constitution that clearly defines what is constitutional and what is not.”

FYI Sheila, The Constitution was adopted on September 17, 1787, by the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and ratified by conventions in eleven States. It went into effect on March 4, 1789.
Now do the math.

Via Washington Free Beacon

Labor Force Participation For Americans In Their 20′s Hits RECORD LOW, 42 Year Low For 20-24 Yr Olds [Charts]

March 12, 2014 at 10:26 am

Chalk up a couple more unfavorable Obama era records.

The dude is on a roll.

(CNSNews.com) – The labor force participation rate in 2013 for Americans in their twenties hit the lowest level recorded since 1981, when the Bureau of Labor Statistics started releasing employment data on people in the full age bracket of 20 through 29.

The labor force participation rate for people ages 20 through 24—which BLS has been tracking since 1948—hit a 42-year low in 2013.

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Since 2008, the last year before President Barack Obama took office, the number of Americans in their twenties who were not in the labor force during the average month has climbed from 8,756,000 to 10,511,000—an increase of 1,755,000 or 20 percent.

The 10,511,000 Americans age 20 through 29 who were not in the labor force in 2013 is the highest ever recorded by BLS.

LABOR FORCE record low labor PARTICIPATION-AMERICANS IN 20S-CHART

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DNC Committee Members Unable To Name a Single Hillary Accomplishment

March 5, 2014 at 2:42 pm

Drawing blanks…

At this point in time what difference does it make?”

Obama DOJ Civil Rights Nominee Cop Killer Advocate Debo Adegbile Fails To Clear Test Vote In Democrat Controlled Senate

March 5, 2014 at 1:00 pm


Right on!

(Fox) –Senate Democrats failed to muster enough support to push a controversial Justice Department nominee past a key test vote on Wednesday, leaving the nomination stalled amid bipartisan concerns about his past work on behalf of convicted cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal.

The nomination of Debo Adegbile for head of the Civil Rights Division was blocked, on a 47-52 vote.

Adegbile needed just 51 senators to support him in order to advance to a final vote. In anticipation of a tight vote, Vice President Biden even attended in case he was needed by his Democratic colleagues to break a tie. But it did not get to that point, as a total of seven Democrats peeled off, joining a united Republican opposition.
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At issue is Adegbile’s work with the NAACP Legal Defense Fund on behalf of Abu-Jamal. Perhaps America’s most well-known cop killer, he was convicted for the 1981 murder of Philadelphia officer Daniel Faulkner. The case has attracted celebrity and media attention for decades, amid claims that Abu-Jamal faced racial discrimination. Abu-Jamal’s death sentence was eventually overturned, but his conviction stands.

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Republicans and law enforcement groups like the Fraternal Order of Police were staunchly opposed. Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., questioned Tuesday whether Adegbile could be counted on to advocate for the civil rights “of all Americans,” if confirmed to the post of Civil Rights Division director.

The president of the Fraternal Order of Police has called the nomination a “thumb in the eye of our nation’s law enforcement officers.”

Faulkner’s widow, Maureen Faulkner, has adamantly opposed the nomination and lobbied senators to vote “no.”
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Obama nominated Adegbile to succeed Thomas Perez in the DOJ post, after Perez was confirmed for Labor secretary
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Adegbile is the first Obama nominee to fail on a Senate test vote since Democrats pushed through changes that allow certain nominees to clear that hurdle with a simple majority, as opposed to the customary 60 votes.

Additional details on Faulkner murder case via Front Page Magazine:

Interestingly, Adegbile has a personal story that’s similar to Obama’s. The DoJ nominee was raised by a single mother in the absence of her son’s Nigerian father, reports the Washington Post.

Under Adegbile’s leadership, NAACP LDF acted in several legal proceedings for the black leftist folk hero who has parlayed his 1981 murder of white Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner into a career behind bars. Born Wesley Cook, the former Black Panther often referred to affectionately in radical circles as simply “Mumia,” enjoys celebrity status on the Left and is a frequent guest speaker at college commencement ceremonies.

“The question of Abu-Jamal’s guilt is not a close call,” according to John Fund. “Two hospital workers testified that Abu-Jamal confessed to them: ‘I shot the motherf***er, and I hope the motherf***er dies.’ His brother, William, has never testified to his brother’s innocence even though he was at the scene of the crime. Abu-Jamal himself chose not to testify in his own defense.”

As Faulkner tried to arrest Abu-Jamal’s brother during a traffic stop, Abu-Jamal shot the policeman once in the back and then stood over him and shot him four more times at close range, once directly in the face. Multiple eyewitnesses were present during the crime.

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UPDATE:

Lois Lerner: “Tea Party Is Very Dangerous” IRS Emails Support Targeting Claims [UPDATED With Email]

March 5, 2014 at 10:11 am

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UPDATE: Greta shares the email via Twitter. Note the “Cincy” part.

Previously:

VIDEO: Lois Lerner Pleads The 5th AGAIN (IRS Hearing – Mar 5, 2014)

How Convenient! Senior IRS Offical Lois Lerner To Plead The 5th–Issa Issues Subpoena Anyway

IRS Hearing Darrell Issa: ‘Did Lois Lerner Waive Her Right To Take The 5th?’ [Video]

IRS Official Lois Lerner Refuses To Testify At IRS Hearing Pleads The 5th [Video]

Emails From Lois Lerner Show IRS, FEC Colluded To Target Conservative Groups

 

FLASHBACK 2010: Lois Lerner “IRS Smoking Gun” Video?

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100% Of 501(c)(4) Groups Audited By Obama’s IRS Were CONSERVATIVE!

Bombshell! Memo Reveals Obama IRS Focusing On Targeting Conservatives In 2012

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‘True The Vote’ Founder: “I Will Not Retreat. I Will Not Surrender. I Refuse To Be Intimidated” [Video & Transcript]

FLASHBACK 2010: Lois Lerner “IRS Smoking Gun” Video?

March 5, 2014 at 9:56 am

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See: Learning the Cost of Lois Lerner’s Pension

Previously:

VIDEO: Lois Lerner Pleads The 5th AGAIN (IRS Hearing – Mar 5, 2014)

How Convenient! Senior IRS Offical Lois Lerner To Plead The 5th–Issa Issues Subpoena Anyway

IRS Hearing Darrell Issa: ‘Did Lois Lerner Waive Her Right To Take The 5th?’ [Video]

IRS Official Lois Lerner Refuses To Testify At IRS Hearing Pleads The 5th [Video]

Emails From Lois Lerner Show IRS, FEC Colluded To Target Conservative Groups

Related:

100% Of 501(c)(4) Groups Audited By Obama’s IRS Were CONSERVATIVE!

Bombshell! Memo Reveals Obama IRS Focusing On Targeting Conservatives In 2012

Whoa! Attorney Cleta Mitchell Bitch Slaps Obama & IRS HARD –DOJ Investigation On IRS Targeting “Non-Existent Sham” [VIDEO]

‘True The Vote’ Founder: “I Will Not Retreat. I Will Not Surrender. I Refuse To Be Intimidated” [Video & Transcript]

Emails From Lois Lerner Show IRS, FEC Colluded To Target Conservative Groups

March 5, 2014 at 9:32 am
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American Future Fund founder discusses with Greta how the FEC and IRS colluded to target the group.

Emails from Lois Lerner, the embattled IRS head of the Tax Exempt Division, to an attorney at the FEC show the 2 agencies colluded to target various conservative Tea Party groups.

Those emails show that an attorney in the FEC’s Enforcement division in at least one case sought and received tax information about the status of a conservative group, the American Future Fund, before recommending that the FEC prosecute it for violations of campaign-finance law

Dave Camp and House Ways and Means is asking Danny Werfel to turn over those emails for the period of 2008-2012 before the deadline of Aug 14th. The committee discovered the email exchanges during investigations into the IRS targeting of Tea Party groups and other politically-oriented organizations applying for tax-exempt status.

“The American public is entitled to know whether the IRS is inappropriately sharing their confidential tax information,” wrote committee Chairman Dave Camp, R-Mich. “During the course of the committee’s investigation of political targeting by the Internal Revenue Service, the committee identified electronic mail between a high-ranking official at the IRS and the Federal Elections Commission that brings into question whether the IRS has inappropriately shared confidential tax information with the FEC.”

In the exchanges, the attorney acknowledges he cannot ask for information about tax-exempt applications, but asks whether American Future Fund and American Issues Project had received exempt status.

Several months ago . . . I spoke with you about the American Future Fund, a 501(c)(4) organization that had submitted an exemption application the IRS [sic],” the FEC attorney wrote Lerner in February 2009.

In violation of federal law, Lerner replied in a Feb. 3, 2009 email: “What can we do to help here“, suggesting strongly she provided the tax data in violation of Rule 6103, which prohibits the IRS from sharing confidential taxpayer information.

The emails also show the FEC attorney as saying “When we spoke last July, you had told us that the American Future Fund had not received an exemption letter from the IRS.”

New E-mails Expose IRS Lois Lerner Targeting Tea Party – Katie Pavlich v. Julie Roginsky – 9-13-13:
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Previously:

VIDEO: Lois Lerner Refuses To Answer Questions About IRS Targeting Pleads The 5th AGAIN (Mar 5, 2014)

How Convenient! Senior IRS Offical Lois Lerner To Plead The 5th–Issa Issues Subpoena Anyway

IRS Hearing Darrell Issa: ‘Did Lois Lerner Waive Her Right To Take The 5th?’ [Video]

IRS Official Lois Lerner Refuses To Testify At IRS Hearing Pleads The 5th [Video]( May 2013)

100% Of 501(c)(4) Groups Audited By Obama’s IRS Were CONSERVATIVE!

Bombshell! Memo Reveals Obama IRS Focusing On Targeting Conservatives In 2012

Whoa! Attorney Cleta Mitchell Bitch Slaps Obama & IRS HARD –DOJ Investigation On IRS Targeting “Non-Existent Sham” [VIDEO]

‘True The Vote’ Founder: “I Will Not Retreat. I Will Not Surrender. I Refuse To Be Intimidated” [Video & Transcript]

VIDEO: Lois Lerner Refuses To Testify About IRS Targeting Pleads The 5th AGAIN (Mar 5, 2014)

March 5, 2014 at 9:09 am
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Previously:

How Convenient! Senior IRS Offical Lois Lerner To Plead The 5th–Issa Issues Subpoena Anyway

IRS Hearing Darrell Issa: ‘Did Lois Lerner Waive Her Right To Take The 5th?’ [Video]

IRS Official Lois Lerner Refuses To Testify At IRS Hearing Pleads The 5th [Video]

Related:

100% Of 501(c)(4) Groups Audited By Obama’s IRS Were CONSERVATIVE!

Bombshell! Memo Reveals Obama IRS Focusing On Targeting Conservatives In 2012

Whoa! Attorney Cleta Mitchell Bitch Slaps Obama & IRS HARD –DOJ Investigation On IRS Targeting “Non-Existent Sham” [VIDEO]

‘True The Vote’ Founder: “I Will Not Retreat. I Will Not Surrender. I Refuse To Be Intimidated” [Video & Transcript]