Thursday, February 4, 2016

The Lead Up to the Murder of LaVoy Finicum

As another Lame Cherry exclusive in matter anti matter.

It is important that people gain an understanding of what the facts are in what set up the fury in the federal regime to unleash with the murder of LaVoy Finicum. It all began in Nevada in the Bundy family being terrorized on their land by federal agents, and what took place there forever changed Ammon Bundy as it would you, if you had been assaulted like this by "law enforcement".

This begins with the assessment of Tom MacFarland, Attorney in Utah, and associate of the Bundy and Finicum families.

 But my perception is that Ammon Bundy came away a changed man for a variety of reasons.  Despite the powder keg, although they hadn’t been squished; no shots had been fired, and no one had been killed, the federal forces inflicted serious violence on Ammon Bundy.  Although he was completely unarmed, because he attempted to look in a dump truck that was driving by on a public access road, he was assaulted by multiple armed security personnel.  He was attacked by a police dog, and Tasored four times.  His middle-aged aunt was assaulted and thrown to the ground.  A day or two before, Ammon’s brother Dave had likewise been assaulted, beat-up, and thrown in jail, just for trying to take pictures from a public road. The only reason all of those situations didn’t turn out worse was because other people were there, witnessing what was happening, taking pictures, and documenting the reality of what was happening and how they were being treated.

This what moved Ammon Bundy into Oregon. He saw the plight of the Hammonds, heard from the Oregon Ranchers who were being assaulted and abused by the federales.

Most of the ranchers in that area feel like with the BLM they are dealing with a hostile, oppressive, occupying force — essentially an army — that is hell-bent on their destruction.  And they feel like the federal government has completely crippled their local economy. 

There have been endless lies in this resonating from the federales, from the forced entry of Malheur to the "disruption" due to the fact the FBI seized control of the High School and used it as a command center.
Seriously consider the reality of what could be more of a threat to children, than the FBI making schools a target if these Americans led by Ammon Bundy had actually been dangerous. This is beyond reckless endangerment of the public, as the FBI did not need an entire High School to conduct this operation.

From what I understand, many of the buildings were unlocked when Ammon and those who were with him arrived.  And weren’t they members of the public? The buildings that were not unlocked had key boxes that were unlocked, so they just used the keys in the key boxes to enter.  There was no breaking and entering.

We now come to a history of the situation in Oregon, in what the Hammond's endured in over 35 years of federal terrorism of them, and their neighbors. This is traced back to the Bundy website, and as the Bundy's have never been exposed as liars and the FBI Oregon Office has been exposed in numerous lies, the Bundy history is the one which is quoted.

HISTORY: (aa) The Harney Basin (were the Hammond ranch is established) was settled in the 1870’s. The valley was settled by multiple ranchers and was known to have run over 300,000 head of cattle. These ranchers developed a state of the art irrigation system to water the meadows, and it soon became a favorite stopping place for migrating birds on their annual trek north.

(ab) In 1908 President Theodore Roosevelt, in a political scheme, created an “Indian reservation” around the Malheur, Mud & Harney Lakes and declared it “as a preserve and breeding ground for native birds”. Later this “Indian reservation” (without Indians) became the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.

(a) In 1964 the Hammonds purchased their ranch in the Harney Basin. The purchase included approximately 6000 acres of private property, 4 grazing rights on public land, a small ranch house and 3 water rights. The ranch is around 53 miles South of Burns, Oregon
(a1) By the 1970’s nearly all the ranches adjacent to the Blitzen Valley were purchased by the US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and added to the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. The refuge covers over 187,000 acres and stretches over 45 miles long and 37 miles wide. The expansion of the refuge grew and surrounds the Hammond’s ranch. Being approached many times by the FWS, the Hammonds refused to sell. Other ranchers also choose not to sell.

(a2) During the 1970’s the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), in conjunction with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), took a different approach to get the ranchers to sell.
Ranchers were told that, “grazing was detrimental to wildlife and must be reduced”, 32 out of 53 permits were revoked and many ranchers were forced to leave. Grazing fees were raised significantly for those who were allowed to remain. Refuge personnel took over the irrigation system claiming it as their own.

(a3) By 1980 a conflict was well on its way over water allocations on the adjacent privately owned Silvies Plain. The FWS wanted to acquire the ranch lands on the Silvies Plain to add to their already vast holdings.
Refuge personnel intentionally diverted the water bypassing the vast meadowlands, directing the water into the rising Malheur Lakes. Within a few short years the surface area of the lakes doubled.
Thirty-one ranches on the Silvies plains were flooded. Homes, corrals, barns and graze-land were washed away and destroyed.

The ranchers that once fought to keep the FWS from taking their land, now broke and destroyed, begged the FWS to acquire their useless ranches.
In 1989 the waters began to recede and now the once thriving privately owned Silvies pains are a proud part of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge claimed by the FWS.

(a4) By the 1990’s the Hammonds were one of the very few ranchers that still owned private property adjacent to the refuge. Susie Hammond in an effort to make sense of what was going on began compiling facts about the refuge. In a hidden public record she found a study that was done by the FWS in 1975. The study showed that the “no use” policies of the FWS on the refuge were causing the wildlife to leave the refuge and move to private property.
The study showed that the private property adjacent to the Malheur Wildlife Refuge produced 4 times more ducks and geese than the refuge did. It also showed that the migrating birds were 13 times more likely to land on private property than on the refuge. When Susie brought this to the attention of the FWS and refuge personnel, her and her family became the subjects of a long train of abuses and corruptions.

(b) In the early 1990’s the Hammonds filed on a livestock water source and obtained a deed for the water right from the State of Oregon.
When the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) found out that the Hammonds obtained new water rights near the Malhuer Wildlife Refuge, they were agitated and became belligerent and vindictive towards the Hammonds.

The US Fish and Wildlife Service challenged the Hammonds right to the water in an Oregon State Circuit Court. The court found that the Hammonds legally obtained rights to the water in accordance to State law and therefore the use of the water belongs to the Hammonds.*
(c) In August 1994 the BLM & FWS illegally began building a fence around the Hammonds water source.
Owning the water rights and knowing that their cattle relied on that water source daily the Hammonds tried to stop the building of the fence. The BLM & FWS called the Harney County Sheriff department and had Dwight Hammond (Father) arrested and charged with “disturbing and interfering with” federal officials or federal contractors (two counts, each a felony).
He spent one night in the Deschutes County Jail in Bend, and a second night behind bars in Portland before he was hauled before a federal magistrate and released without bail.
A hearing on the charges was postponed and the federal judge never set another date.

(d) The FWS also began restricting access to upper pieces of the Hammond’s private property. In order to get to the upper part of the Hammond’s ranch they had to go on a road that went through the Malhuer Wildlife Refuge.
The FWS began barricading the road and threatening the Hammonds if they drove through it. The Hammonds removed the barricades and gates and continued to use their right of access.
The road was proven later to be owned by the County of Harney. This further enraged the BLM & FWS.
(e) Shortly after the road & water disputes, the BLM & FWS arbitrarily revoked the Hammond’s upper grazing permit without any given cause, court proceeding or court ruling.
As a traditional “fence out state” Oregon requires no obligation on the part of an owner to keep his or her livestock within a fence or to maintain control over the movement of the livestock.
The Hammonds intended to still use their private property for grazing.
However, they were informed that a federal judge ruled, in a federal court, that the federal government did not have to observe the Oregon fence out law.
“Those laws are for the people, not for them”.

(f) The Hammonds were forced to either build and maintain miles of fences or be restricted from the use of their private property. Cutting their ranch in almost half, they could not afford to fence the land, so the cattle were removed.

(g) The Hammonds experienced many years of financial hardship due to the ranch being diminished. The Hammonds had to sell their ranch and home in order to purchase another property that had enough grass to feed their cattle. This property included two grazing rights on public land.
Those grazing rights were also arbitrarily revoked later.

(h) The owner of the Hammond’s original ranch passed away from a heart attack and the Hammonds made a trade for the ranch back.

The rest of the situation has been covered in the charging of the Hammonds for saving their ranch from wildfires and for their being charged with false charges, including terrorism, and how they have literally been fined out of existence in being forced to sell their land to the BLM, due to 400,000 dollars in fines inflicted upon them, in being innocent of the charges.

There has been a systematic confiscation of private lands in America by the federales. This is much bigger than the Bundy situation, as it is part of the Obama regime making firearms expensive, ammunition scarce, and the reality of the federales raising wolves, mountain lions, bears, predatory birds to kill all the wildlife and livestock off, so there is no reason or price to hunt, fish or trap, in driving everyone off the land.

This is about what this blog has been exposing for years in the absolute genocidal mismanagement of American wildlife and habitat. Malheur was so mismanaged, it was a fire hazard, and the area was so void of habitat for wildlife in food and nesting, that the migratory birds were nesting on private ranches like the Hammond's, and this is the reality all across these disUnited States.

For those who do not understand the danger of the murder of LaVoy Finicum, it is that what was done to him, is in every "flood plain" now with USDA in flood insurance in your mud puddle, or the EPA seeing you have an old Raid can and raiding your home for improper chemical storage. I point that out to all the smug DailyKos readers, in once the federales get the LaVoy Finicums murdered, they are coming for your white asses, as there is only so much room in the Paradise of the Elite, and it does not include obnoxious trolls on left wing sites who only have purpose now in providing cover in cheering when the police state goes out and obliterates America's first line.

Nuff Said. 

The Lead Up to the murder of LaVoy Finicum