Dear “Honorable” Senator Harry “Dingy” Reid:

(And believe us – we use the term “honorable” with every last shred of respect you deserve.)

It has come to our attention, via the patriots at the Western Rifle Shooters Association and the journalists at Las Vegas Review-Journal, that you consider us – the heroes who stood against the tyrannical behavior of United States Federal Government in Nevada - to be “Terrorists.”

We also could not help but notice how you’ve begged, (on your knees like a supplicant little cocksucker), for the goons of the Volksgerichtshof to charge us under Section 18 USC 2331(5) of the U.S. code. You – and your shitty little miscreant son, got your dicks kicked in the dirt by patriots, and now you want President Drone-kill’s contemptible little bitch to put the come-hither-on-us.

Well here’s the funny thing “Harry” – you wrinkled old clown-shoes - you, and your wretched ilk have destroyed the legitimacy of the American political, (and legal), system. Congratulations! It took nearly a century, but you assholes finally did it! Fuck-weasels – like you and your Gomer-looking spawn – have shit the mandate of God to death. You’ve successfully turned justice into mockery and law into a farce. Damn near the entirety of Leviathan is now used as a sledge to punish government’s enemies while transferring treasure to it’s cronies.

In such an environment, “lawful behavior” has zero merit. The code of conduct on display by the gaggle of despots and corsairs infesting this government is not worthy of the “respect” necessary to follow your tyrannical proclamations. Your “laws” have been twisted into a sham on their face, and it is the duty of good free men to ignore, resist, defy, undermine and shit all over your every single effort – until you slink away in shame for the hell you’ve wrought – or this entire Goddamn nation falls into civil war.

No more. Not one damn step father. You filthy sons-of-bitches could not be happy with eating out our larders, confiscating our treasure, stealing our liberty and committing espionage against your own loyal citizenry. No… You had to possess more. Over the long decades, you greedy monsters incrementally wrecked every shred of personal freedom that crossed your path. Encouraged and emboldened by the civility and grace with which we, the people(TM), endured your usurpations and transgressions… you… just… kept… TAKING. But no more. You’ve piddled away your mandate, and now, the serfs no longer willingly bow to your edicts.

If you assholes want us to capitulate, you’ll have to come make us. And by “make us” we mean fucking kill us. If you think you can. You’re welcome to try. Just be careful what you start. By our count, you and your ilk are outnumbered and outgunned one-thousand-to-one, and the loyalty of your stormtroopers is by no means assured.

Our fealty is hereby revoked Dingy Reid, (you filthy old pederast). We’re laughing at you – all of you. Fuck your tyranny. Come and make us bow. We won’t be the one’s responsible for what follows your foolish attempt, but by God, we’ll be happy to carry it to it’s logical conclusion. See you at Nuremberg.

Speaking of dead mandates… it seems the meme is catching on…

- More on the Rule of Law
- The Pig Trap
- Thought of the Day
- FM, FY
- The Book of Numbers
- Bundy and the Rule of Law
- Liberty Movement Rising
- The War of All Against All: Coming to a Neighborhood Near You?
- David French Analysis Of Cliven Bundy Affair
- Rory Reid: Liar And Traitor
- Welcome to America, Where Obedience is King!
- Oh, is that so, You Old Pederast?
- One Million New Yorkers Seize Opportunity To Not Register Their Firearms Ahead of NY SAFE ACT Deadline

Go fuck yourself Harry. Tell your fascist kid to fuck himself too, or better yet, the Chi-com corporatists who own his ass already.

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Photo Courtesy of the WRSA

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Update 4.14.14: No More Free “Wacos.” Let’s Explain the Phrase…

Hat tip to:
Bill Quick at Daily Pundit for the initial headline, the WRSA currently chewing this with the tenacity of doberman pinchers, and J.M.B., who’s this very minute en-rout to Nevada as our official “man-on-the-ground.” More of us may be joining “the situation” as necessary.

For those of you new to revolution, let’s do a recap of the ballgame thus far, courtesy of Richard Berkow at Biz-Pac Review:

Defiant Nevada rancher faces armed federal agents in escalating confiscation standoff

“A long-simmering dispute between a Nevada cattle rancher and the federal Bureau of Land Management has reached a boiling point, and participants have their fingers crossed it won’t erupt into violence.
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“Since 1993, Cliven Bundy has been battling the agency, as well as the National Park Service, the Center for Biological Diversity and the courts, to graze his cattle on 150 square miles of Gold Butte scrub land in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area. He stopped paying his grazing fees back then, saying he “fired” the Bureau of Land Management as land manager. His Mormon ancestors had tilled the unforgiving soil since 1887, long before the 1934 Taylor Grazing Act allowed the federal government to seize control, TheBlaze reported.”

“I have raised cattle on that land, which is public land for the people of Clark County, all my life. Why I raise cattle there and why I can raise cattle there is because I have preemptive rights,” he asserted, explaining to TheBlaze that this includes the right to forage, too.”

“Furthermore, Bundy has argued that it is the United States trespassing on Clark County, Nev., land, not he, and that he is a better steward of the land. He points out that the manure from his cows fertilizes the soil, that he’s built water sources for wildlife, and that his cattle prevent the vegetation from growing overly dense and creating a fire hazard.”

“But environmentalists, federal officials and the courts disagree. Armed federal officials and contract cowboys have been brought in to execute a 2013 court order and remove the trespassing cattle.”
- Richard Berkow

Read the whole article HERE.

Soooooo…. in a nut-shell, the wardogs of FedGovCo have been sicced on the Bundy family for feeding their cows – at the behest of the usual Eco-Marxists, animal-rights nit-wits and autocratic paper pushers working for the BLM. We’d like to note, as an aside, that Cliven Bundy’s family claim to the land predates the establishment of the BLM by a tad over a hundred years – (But hey, why not fist-rape ex post facto while we’re running our liberty through a wood shipper-shredder?)

(By the way, speaking as a member of a ranching family, we were taught, by example and word, that it was proper manners to “spit” when speaking of the BLM’s thugs).

The pretext for this “bold show of force?” (Beyond the government giving the Bundy’s a lesson in contract law circa “Plains Indian Wars?”)

“Allegedly,” the quasi-military strike unit BLM is saving some Goddamned turtles. Oh but it gets BETTER. (You did catch that “allegedly” part – right?) The turtles in question? The jack-boots at ye-olde-Bureau-of-Land-Management have been EXTERMINATING the little fuckers.

Naturally, the “measured” course of action on the FedStasi’s part is to confront the unassuming ranchers with a team of snipers, two hundred armed agents, a tank, and hired mercenaries to rustle and sell the “choice” picks of the heard, (while shooting the rest).

A lack of due-process? Fourth Amendment violations you say? Why bother counting that far serfs? The Federal Nazi’s, (complete with brown shirts), decided to take a giant shit on 1A before they even began axe-murdering your precious little bill-of-rights. To wit:

freedom and liberty America

Oh… you don’t like that? Go “seek redress of your grievances” in your cordoned off little “first-amendment-zone” You fucking peasants.

Unless the Stormtroopers feel like ruckusing you up a bit…

As “Pete” from The Western Rifle Shooters Association is fond of saying… “Lee Greenwood was unavailable for comment.”

Here is a “link-round-up” – please take you time constant readers – peruse, absorb and understand what’s cooking here.

- Waco Massacre Two, Coming Right Up?
- Bureau Of Land Management Deploys Snipers Because Of People Taking Video
- Bunkerville Update
- Feds, Nevada rancher facing off over public lands
- Nevada rancher’s son freed as BLM collects cattle
- ‘Range war’ with BLM: Hundreds rally for Nevada cattle rancher
- You Say You Need Some Dead Tortoises, Son?
- Protest at Bundy ranch grows; Brace for massive fed over-reaction
- The Saga of Bundy Ranch
- Why the Standoff at the Bundy Ranch is a Very Big Deal
- Cliven Bundy’s Stolen Cattle are to be sold at Auction in Monroe, UT…
- Feds deploy snipers, arrest man for filming outside “First Amendment area”
- Official Bundy Ranch Blog
- Armed Fed Agents and Snipers? Nevada Rancher Is Taking on the Gov’t
- A Potential For Violence in Nevada
- And Then They Came For the Cows
- Nevada Rancher vs. BLM Confrontation Escalates
- U.S. Senator Reid, son combine for China firm’s desert plant
- Cliven Bundy Town Board Meeting Yesterday 04/09/14

Update I: Stormclouds

As news of this travesty spreads, the reaction amongst the patriot community has been… dramatic…

- ‘Expect To See A Band Of Soldiers’: Militia Members Arrive At Nevada Ranch
- You Better Back off, Fascists
- Boots On The Ground Need Donations for food and water at Bundy Ranch Standoff
- Calling All Militias To Nevada In Support Of Cliven Bundy
- One Of Bundy’s Sons Arrested for Filming BLM Officers
- OMA has deployed to Clark county Nevada, in defense of the Bundy family.
- A Tense Situation
- Militias ‘mobilizing’ to support embattled Clark County Rancher
- US senator joins critics of federal cattle roundup
- Armed Militia Members Arriving in Bunkerville, Nevada Today
- Does BLM And DHS Really Have Snipers?
- Southern Nevada Milita at the Ready
- Timing – things to make you go hmmmmm
- Don’t let them put Bunkerville beside the names of Ruby Ridge and Waco”
- 20 Cowboys Break Fed Blockade in Nevada, Retrieve Cattle
- Boots on the Ground.
- Open war, war to the knife, knife to the hilt
- Coalition of Western State Legislators, Sheriffs, and Veterans Stand Vigil in Support of Embattled Nevada Rancher, Cliven Bundy

…we here at Deth H.Q. can’t help but wonder… how well will the federal Stooges fare this time when they are getting shot from bow AND stern?

Now, we understand a great many of you kiddies out there might not remember those “messes” out at Waco and Ruby Ridge – back in the misty days of yore, under ol’Billy-Two-Cigars – where Mordor’s forces killed a whole lot of women and children, (some with lead – most with fire). It was a catalyzing moment for the nation – black clad Mall-ninja’s descending on American citizens and slaughtering them in brutal ways.

The butchery left an indelible impression.

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After living through those unnecessary massacres, plenty of souls turned a jaundiced eye towards the roaches infesting the federal government. It didn’t matter that David Koresh was a raving nutter – or Randy Weaver was a “skeery survivalist type.” The fact is, appendages of the United States federal government willfully roleplayed jack-boot clad Nazi’s, and escalated insignificant situations into travesties. (And in the end, the courts agreed with that assessment).

Many folks ’round these parts swore they’d never again sit around while Sauron’s minions used “acceptable targets” for… well… target-practice.

The visceral reaction you’re seeing to the Bundy family’s persecution dear readers, is from people who remember standing slack jawed in horror as the BATF burned down the Davidian compound. Fellers who watched Headline News and CNN as Weaver’s wife and kids were shot to pieces by FBI snipers.

Back when that all went down, quite a few people swore they’d never again sit idle while their government acted the part of tyrants – hence the phrase “No More Free Wacos.” Those militiamen and chaps heading down to Nevada packing heat? Well, as it turns out… they took that vow pretty damn seriously. FedGovCo and their heeling lapdogs ignore this resolve at their peril.

To put it another way: Given the numbers descending on Bunkerville – if those idiots at the BLM kick this off, (and they’re stupid enough to), they’ll need the National Guard to save their asses.

As the saying goes – “We shall watch this unfold with great interest.”

Update II: Link Parade

As the press and pundits begin to wake up as to what’s going on here, we shall be collecting their musings and reactions to the growing powder-keg.

- The First Amendment is Not an Area
Steynonline

“Indeed. The “First Amendment Area” is supposed to be something called “the United States”. If the Bureau of Land Management gets to determine which sliver of turf you can exercise your right to freedom of expression in, then it isn’t freedom of expression at all, is it?

“…it’s extraordinary that even twerp bureaucrats from the Department of Compliance feel comfortable setting up an “orange plastic pen” labeled “First Amendment Area”. If an anonymous pen-pusher in the permanent bureaucracy can confine the Bill of Rights to tiny enclaves where it will be entirely ineffectual, then there is no Bill of Rights.”
- Mark Steyn

So far down the rabbit hole here in the USS of A that we have a poor exiled Brit lamenting how far we’ve fallen from our once great providence. Welcome to 1984.

- Commissioner Warns Bundy Supporters: You Better Have Funeral Plans
Daily Pundit

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Nuremberg rules apply here “Tom.” Sleep lightly. Oathbreaker.

“Clark County Commissioner Tom Collins has caused outrage by remarking that Utahns planning to travel to Nevada to support Cliven Bundy in his standoff against the feds “better have funeral plans.”

“The comments were revealed by Darin Bushman, a Piute County, Utah, commissioner after he spoke with Collins about Utah ranchers and his colleagues on the County Commission complaining about tactics used by Bureau of Land Management agents during their seizure of Bundy’s cattle in southern Nevada.”

“I was just told by commissioner Collins of Clark County NV that all of us folks from Utah are a bunch of “inbred bastards” and if we are coming to Clark County NV to support Cliven Bundy we all “better have funeral plans”. We should “turn our asses around on mind our own f-ing business”. Now there’s some classy leadership for you,” wrote Bushman on his official Facebook page.”
- Via Bill Quick

As “students of history,” we here at Deth H.Q. would like to take a moment to “caution” Commissar Collins – When instigating a Civil War, it’s wise for ALL coequal participants to have their affairs in good order. The Reich’s lower echelons especially so.

- Collins manages to insult Utahns with comments on Bundy roundup
Las Vegas Review Journal

“Clark County Commissioner Tom Collins fears the dispute at Cliven Bundy’s ranch that has drawn protesters from across state lines might turn violent.”

“So when Collins talked this week with a county commissioner in Utah who said others are coming to Southern Nevada to support the Bundys, he did what he usually does: He spoke his opinion without mincing words or worrying if he offended someone.”

“Those comments are now making the rounds on social media and have attracted criticism from people ranging from Utah ranchers to his colleagues on the County Commission.”

“It started when Darin Bushman, a Piute County, Utah, commissioner, called Collins about the Bureau of Land Management roundup of Bundy’s cattle in the Gold Butte area, about 80 miles northeast of Las Vegas. The cattle are being seized after Bundy failed to pay grazing fees over 20 years. When the conversation ended, Bushman posted on Facebook that Collins said Utahns are “inbred bastards” and if they come to Clark County to support Bundy they “better have funeral plans.” Collins also told Bushman that they should mind their “own (expletive) business.”

“Now that’s some classy leadership for you,” Bushman wrote in his post.”
- Ben Botkin

Insult? Yeah… sure… “insult.” Let’s go with that… if of course, by “insult,” you mean “threaten to kill.” Practically synonyms… we guess…

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- Arizona State Militia Now On Site in Nevada
Arizona State Militia

Arizona State Militia has sent a forward operating recon group to the location in Nevada to monitor the situation in person. They are currently on site.

We are currently under mobilization and are staging battalions north.

While we will not disclose our operational details publicly in regards to this event in any great detail, we are actively planning and engaging in efforts to support everyone supporting the rally in Nevada.
- AZStateMilitia

Boots are on the ground! We can also confirm the safe arrival of J.M.B. – who has noted that they are sleeping in his camper – due to the hotels being booked up. Those of you looking to join the “coalition of the willing” had best have lodging plans that don’t involve renting anything. Rumor has it FedGovCo has been booking rooms in excess of what they need to limit lodging options for the patriots and militias arriving at the theater of operations.

(Another quick note – the Bundy family has requested that those of you showing up please not wear cameo or BDU. Remember: This is a P.R. and image war being fought here too. Dress professionally, be courteous always, bring your heat, bring your fatigues – just stash said items in your BoV until warranted.)

- The Real Story Behind The Bundy Ranch Harassment
The Western Rifle Shooters Association


“Dana Loesch connects the dots.”

“For those keeping a list at home, start here, then go here, and then go here.”

“And monitor the real-time Twitter feed for #bundyranch here – no Twitter sign-up needed.”
- Concerned American

Plenty of useful stuff there… the play by play, and bless our-stars-and-garters, look at all the pieces falling together. Quite a few monied interests here… ain’t that just fucking quaint, we say, with zero shock. From our way of thinking, the vulture corporatists slithering beneath this travesty are on par with the war profiteers that swung in ’46. We certainly hope they don’t believe themselves “untouchable” if this goes pear-shaped… though nobody will work to dissuade them of the notion…

- The Real Story Behind The Bundy Ranch Harassment
The Dana Show

“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.”

“BLM has also tried to argue that the rules have changed, long after Bundy claims he secured rights and paid his dues to Clark County, Nevada. BLM says they supersede whatever agreement Bundy had prior; they demanded that he reduce his living, his thousand-some-odd head of cattle down to a tiny herd of 150. It’s easy for the government to grant itself powers of overreach, but it doesn’t make it right. Many bad things are done in the name of unjust laws. Just look at Obamacare. This heavy-handed tactic has run the other ranchers from the area and now Bundy is the last one. He’s the last one because he stood up to the federal government.”
- Dana Loesch

Update III: Going Completely the Fuck Off the Rails…

Everything is spiraling out of control – fast. If the Federal Government had BRAIN ONE in their collective mush-skulls, they’d tuck their tail betwixt their forelegs, scurry off and busy themselves with something besides overt tyranny. But sadly – for all parties - they seem to lack brains and cherish oppression. A pair of traits that, when coupled with angry and well armed American patriots, will certainly end well for everyone involved.

Make no mistakes – this thing is ENTIRELY about control now. It was never about “range fees” and Goddamned turtles – and now with some of Mordor’s junior Officers getting a humiliation-conga-line, the show has gone from “crony capitalism” to “the taking of scalps” and “a grandiose display of power.”

Serfs need to understand their place – and examples will be made. But possibly not of the sort the government expects…

- From Twitter – Presented with Zero Commentary:
Hat-Tip to The Western Rifleshooters Association

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- BLM Rangers Brought in From Out of State for Nevada Ranch ‘Emergency’
The Washington Free Beacon

“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.”

“They’re almost like a hired gun,” Cox said. “Because what they’re supposed to do is they each have a road, and are told to stay on that road, and they’re supposed to keep people off that road, whatever means possible. That’s their job. They don’t even know how many cows have been gathered.”

“The BLM did not respond to requests for comment by press time.”
- Elizabeth Harrington

So then… when your local Stasi start balking at the orders to “shoot up all the puny serfs” (knowing full well that once FedGovCo’s tanks ship out they’ll get “theirs”), it becomes time to haul in the Hessians. Maybe some thugged-up California wanna-be-operators will pull the trigger while your local minions scoff.

How ever so cute, we need to admit we’re chuckling a bit. One simple fact seems to have escaped Sauron’s middle-management here – they DO understand this mindset cut’s both ways… right?

- BLM roster for Southern Nevada. For informational purposes only.
Sipsey Street Irregulars

“Of course these aren’t the decision takers, nor the people who who send or make up the steroid-jackboot raiding parties, but perhaps it is useful as a shunner’s list.”
- Mike Vanderboegh

We’d like to note that some “concerned citizens” have copied the list directly into the linked thread, just in case the guilty parties try to toss the info down the memory black hole.

- Update On “Car Stops” And The Bundy Ranch Scene: Sandman Sends
The Western Rifle Shooter’s Association

“I have assets on the ground, the State Police are watching the I15, but not acting over-zealous. There are NO roadblocks or Checkpoints set up currently. About 1000 pro-liberty folks onsite. Including Militia, IIIpers, Oathkeepers and locals.”

And for those traveling, NV STATE Law prohibits long guns with one in the chamber. Just secure your arms and don’t be an idiot.”
- Poster at the WRSA

We have confirmed this information to be fairly accurate. J.M.B. thinks “1,000″ might be a bit much, but says the town is crawling with folks, so a legit count is sketchy at best. Note he’s having problems with Team-Mobile wireless internet and Phone connectivity. We don’t know if that’s due to location or perhaps the load on cell towers, so heads up folks en-rout, there are logistical concerns to fret over.

- Militias head to Nevada rancher’s standoff with feds: We’re not ‘afraid to shoot’
The Washington Times

“Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy’s decades-long battle against the federal government over grazing rights has heated to the point where militia groups have joined in and taken up spots against the feds who’ve circled his land — and talk is, they’re not afraid to open fire.”

“A spokesman for the one of the militia groups said as much to local 8 News Now: I’m not “afraid to shoot,” he said.”

“Margaret Houston, Mr. Bundy’s sister and a cancer survivor, said at a town hall gathering this week that the situation “was like a war zone” and that she felt “like I was not in the United States,” The Daily Mail reported.”

“The Las Vegas Review-Journal described it this way: “Serious bloodshed was narrowly avoided,” in a story about how dogs were unleashed on a woman who was pregnant while the rancher’s son was hit with a taser.”

“On Tuesday, armed Bureau of Land Management agents stormed Mr. Bundy’s property, escalating a court dispute that’s wound for two decades over the rancher’s refusal to pay for grazing fees.”
- Cheryl K. Chumley

Wow… a member of the mainstream-media covering this finally? Impossible!?!

We’d figured they’d at least have held off till FedGovCo snipers shot Mr. Bundy’s unarmed wife to death “Weaver-style” before noticing the building catastrophe. Of course, since the family in question is of the wrong “religious, ethnic, socioeconomic and political mindset” we don’t expect that the worthless media shit-swillers will go lift a finger to paint any Federal misdeeds in an ill light. Or at all.

- No Fly Zone Declared Over Bundy Ranch
FAA Via The Western Rifle Shooters Association

*Issue Date : April 11, 2014 at 2138 UTC
*Location : MESQUITE, Nevada
*Beginning Date and Time : April 11, 2014 at 2140 UTC
*Ending Date and Time : May 11, 2014 at 1434 UTC
*Reason for NOTAM : Temporary flight restrictions
*Type : Hazards
*Replaced NOTAM(s) : N/A
*Pilots May Contact : LOS ANGELES (ZLA) Center, 661-265-8205
* Airspace Definition:
Center: NAVAID() (Latitude: 36º46’24″N, Longitude: 114º11’13″W)
Radius: 3 nautical miles
Altitude: From the surface up to and including 3000 feet AGL
*Effective Date(s):
From April 11, 2014 at 2140 UTC
To May 11, 2014 at 1434 UTC
No pilots may operate an aircraft in the areas covered by this NOTAM (except as described).
ONLY RELIEF AIRCRAFT OPERATIONS UNDER DIRECTION OF BLM ARE AUTHORIZED IN THE AIRSPACE
- FAA

The feds getting scared? Or clearing the air-space for attack helicopters? They’d do well to be VERY careful with regards to what birds they put in the sky. In our opinion, if Mordor brings out warbirds, by June there will be open civil war or outright revolution.

You can quote us on that later.

- Ripples of Nevada Range Showdown Spreading in West
The Blaze

“LAS VEGAS (AP) — Images of a forced cattle roundup on a rural Nevada range sent ripples through the West on Friday, prompting elected officials in several states to weigh in, militia members to mobilize and federal land managers to reshape elements of the operation.”

“Bureau of Land Management officials dismantled designated protest areas Thursday and Nevada’s governor urged calm as the fight over rancher Cliven Bundy’s cattle widened into a debate about states’ rights and federal land-use policy.”

“The dispute that triggered the roundup dates to 1993, when the BLM cited concern for the federally protected tortoise. The agency later revoked Bundy’s grazing rights.”
- Jason Howerton

Thanks fedgov!

That certainly looks “cost-effective.” So then, what’s the MPG on a helicopter being used to rustle cattle anyways?
(Photo: John Locher)

- Stolen Cattle Turned Away in Utah and Nevada
The Spectrum

Relevant Part:

“In addition to the notice Washington, Iron and Beaver counties all passed resolutions over the past three days ordering the BLM not to transport Bundy’s confiscated cattle through the three jurisdictions to take them to R Livestock in Monroe. The company was contracted with the federal government to sell the livestock.”

“Protestors from several Utah counties picketed the Richfield-area auction house Wednesday to show their objection to owner Scott Robins selling Bundy’s cattle, which received no bids.”

“The counties’ resolutions also urged the BLM not to sell Bundy’s cattle in Utah and requested that if residents protest that they remain peaceful and abide by laws.”

“We don’t want them going through our county,” said Washington County Commissioner Alan Gardner. “This is a Nevada issue, and it needs to stay there.”

“Washington County Sheriff Cory Pulsipher said he is concerned about the cattle being brought this county and has been working overtime with county commissioners to do what they can to address the issue.”

“I don’t think Utah should be dragged into the middle of this,” he said. “The BLM is going to have to stop at the port of entry, and they’re going to be met with protestors — mad protestors — and then I’ve got to worry about the potential risk to my deputies and all because they’re bringing us into an issue that isn’t ours to begin with.”

“Gov. Gary Herbert also voiced his opposition of the cattle being auctioned in Utah through his chief of staff, Mike Mower, who said Herbert believed Bundy’s issue is Nevada’s issue and should remain there.”

“The BLM is bringing the cattle to Utah after being turned away from auction houses in Nevada.”
- Tracie Sullivan

No cooperation with Federal goons. Do not aid them, do not comfort them. They are the enemies of a free people at this point. Tyrants deserve no respite. If they wish the “shunning” to stop, they can fucking stop acting “unclean.”

- The Turtle Rebellion?
J. D. Longstreet

“In a later report we learn: “In the wake of the publicized protests, members of various militia groups have been traveling from Virginia, Texas, Montana, Idaho and Wisconsin and arriving at the protest site and Bundy’s ranch to support the family, said Stephen L. Dean, 45, of Utah, a member of one such group called the Peoples United Mobile Armed Services.”

“Underlying the whole dispute is the environmental movements efforts to preserve the habitat of a little heard of desert tortoise.”

“Don’t laugh! Today it’s a turtle. Originally, it was tea. All revolutions have a tipping point. The point at which the people say, this far and no farther! Bundy’s ranch may be the next Lexington.”
- J. D. Longstreet

Don’t worry Mr. Longstreet. Nobody is laughing. Nobody at all. The joke’s mean, it’s not particularly clever and no one thinks it’s very damn funny either. But you are correct – the whole mess is a farcical mockery of a sham.

- Into the Whirlwind
T.L. Davis

“There are moments in history where the people have the upper hand, this is one. If the feds think they can come in, confiscate property and brutalize citizens for asking questions and filming officers, it is time to demand reparations. The cattle must be returned and the officers guilty of these crimes must be made to suffer the consequences of their actions. Taking that tack is important. There is a chance to show the feds for who they are and use their aggression against them.”

“In the hearts of many Americans who are not on the front lines of the struggle for liberation from this tyrannical government is a deep sense of dread. They are getting a good view of what they have always known, but never wanted to confront. It is a chance to drive those silent supporters into the daylight.”

“The dynamic is simple: forcing officers to expose their brutality is the key to success. More is done to cement a movement, a cause, by this method than any other. They are the willing contributors to their own demise, if you will let them. Film everything.”
- T.L. Davis

The patriots who died at Lexington were restrained and composed to the very end. They forced the British to remove the mask – to cast aside their very mandate and legitimacy. Their defiance caused the Redcoats to revel in their tyranny. The result was a very many dead patriots – and the legitimate justification for war. Do not easily surrender virtue – T.L. is correct in this insistence. Make the Federal Mercenaries display their villainy to the world. The import of the Moral High Ground is not to be undersold.

The servants of evil are monsters at heart. Help them be the architects of their own unveiling.

Photo From CNN, but unlike those miserable cunts, we removed the owner's identifying information.

Photo From CNN, but unlike those miserable cunts, we removed the owner’s identifying information.

- Clark County Official: Bundy Ranch Supporters “Better Have Funeral Plans”
Bob Owens

“As Oath Keepers, scattered militiamen from around the nation, and politicians trickle into Clark County, Nevada to the embattled ranch of Cliven Bundy, a Clark County commissioner warned that those coming to support the family better be prepared to die there.”

“Collins is known for his gun and his temper. In 2012, he was arrest for shooting a tree that made him mad and eventually pleaded no contest.”

“Why is it that the people who want to disarm others are invariably those who don’t have the temperament to be trusted with firearms themselves?”
- Bob Owens

It’s called “projection” Bob. The totalitarians assume everyone else has the same lack of self control they do.

- Report From The Ground
Western Rifle Shooters Association

“I just arrived at the ranch at 0340. So far my phone and iPad are indicating good reception. I drove by the LEO compound on the way in to Mesquite to fill up on fuel. They have generators with flood lights at their entrance. It looks like something reminiscent to Iraq with the way they have their vehicle entry point set up. The barricades are set up to ensure a vehicle can’t penetrate the main gate. They even have a dump truck parked across the entrance to the compound – to further prevent a VBIED attack?”

“As I drove further down the road I could see flood lights illuminating the dry riverbed. It appears they have an inner and outer perimeter and a third perimeter of early warning equipment. The LEO compound is more than a compound. It is a fire base, pure and simple.”
- From the WRSA

Then this from the comments…

“* * EMERGENCY ALERT * * * ~ The Feds are sending over 100 DHS personnel MRAP vehicles (2 HumVee’s and the rest have mounted machines guns and armour plating). Cliven may not know this. These messages were hi-jacked from Federal Communications by the other Federal workers. This was not a public announcement. If you know how to contact Cliven or the militias headed to Nevada please call them immediately. The Feds are saying that 30,000 private militia are headed that way to oppose the Feds. I do not fully trust the sources but this info about Cliven seemed to be on the level. This situation has much negative potential. If you have been able and have done this please phone me (336) 420-5355 or use FB to MESSAGE me.”
- Michael Louis Toups

We will post more information as it is confirmed. Unable to reach J.M.B. via VOIP, but it’s been reported several times that cell/internet has been sketchy from some providers. It’s also possible the old guy is just tired and sleeping. Also note we’ve seen no other other conformation of Michael Louis Toups’s “intelligence” so to speak. We pass it on for free, and value it as much as you paid for it.

- 1,000+ Expected At Bundy Ranch. May Attempt to Interdict BLM Cattle Round-Up.
Bob Owens (Hat-tip WRSA)

“Bundy Ranch is expecting more than 1,000 supporters this morning in a protest against the Bureau of Land Management outside Bunkerville, Nevada.”

“The potential for violent escalation is getting much higher as one of the Bundy sons indicates that they may attempt to drive off government agents who are attempting to impound their cattle.”
- Bob Owens

We’ll say it, since you don’t want to. “Welcome to Ft. Sumter, Nevada.

Update IV: Victory?

The orc legions appear to be packing up their shit and slithering back to Mordor. Information as we receive it below:

- BLM ends Bundy cattle roundup, citing safety issues
KSNV NBC News 3

“BUNKERVILLE (KSNV MyNews3.com) — The gathering of rancher Cliven Bundy’s cattle in northeast Clark County has been stopped by the director of the Bureau of Land Management.”

“The BLM announcement came as Bundy was meeting with Clark County Sheriff Doug Gillespie about the week-long dispute.”

“The BLM had been using contract cowboys to round up Bundy’s 900 head of cattle that have been grazing over 600,000 square acres in northeast Clark County for more than 20 years without his payment of grazing fees.”

“As of Friday they had secure 389 cattle from the Gold Butte area, nearly 90 percent of them marked with the Bundy Ranch brand.”

“New BLM Director Neil Kornze made the following statement this morning:”

“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.”
- KSNV NBC News 3

The tyrants backing off? Or clearing the battle-space for the DHS crews allegedly en-rout? Fluid situation here, more as we figure out what’s going on. Still no contact with J.M.B.

- Nevada Cattle Rancher Wins ‘Range War’ With Feds
ABC News

“A Nevada cattle rancher appears to have won his week-long battle with the federal government over a controversial cattle roundup that had led to the arrest of several protesters.

“Cliven Bundy went head to head with the Bureau of Land Management over the removal of hundreds of his cattle from federal land, where the government said they were grazing illegally.”

“Bundy claims his herd of roughly 900 cattle have grazed on the land along the riverbed near Bunkerville, 80 miles northeast of Las Vegas, since 1870 and threatened a “range war” against the BLM on the Bundy Ranch website after one of his sons was arrested while protesting the removal of the cattle.”

“I have no contract with the United States government,” Bundy said. “I was paying grazing fees for management and that’s what BLM was supposed to be, land managers and they were managing my ranch out of business, so I refused to pay.”

“The federal government had countered that Bundy “owes the American people in excess of $1 million ” in unpaid grazing fees and “refuses to abide by the law of land, despite many opportunities over the last 20 years to do so.”

“However, today the BLM said it would not enforce a court order to remove the cattle and was pulling out of the area.”
- Liz Fields

Victory for the patriots?

- Aerial photos of restricted BLM Compound #BundyRanch
Youtube

Members saying internally that this reminds them of some of the forward outposts when they were over in the sandbox.


U.S. agency ends Nevada cattle roundup after stand-off

Reuters

“(Reuters) – The U.S. Bureau of Land Management on Saturday said it had called off an effort to round up a rancher’s herd of cattle that it had said were being illegally grazed in southern Nevada, citing concerns about safety.”

“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 in a statement.”

“The showdown between rancher Cliven Bundy and U.S. land managers had brought a team of armed federal rangers to Nevada to seize the 1,000 head of cattle.”

“The unusual roundup became a flashpoint for anti-government groups, right-wing politicians and gun-rights activists. Hundreds of Bundy supporters, some heavily armed, camped on the road leading to his ranch in an arid high desert spotted with sagebrush and mesquite trees. Some held signs reading “Americans united against government thugs,” while others were calling the rally the “Battle of Bunkerville,” a reference to a American Revolutionary War battle of Bunker Hill in Boston.”

“When the news of the BLM’s decision was read out, the group erupted in cheers.”

“In an interview prior the BLM’s announcement, Bundy said he was impressed by the level of support he had received.”

“I’m excited that we are really fighting for our freedom, we’ve been losing it for a long time,” Bundy said. “I used to pay grazing fees but I fired the BLM.”
- Jennifer Dobner

We have to say, this is a proud moment for American Patriots. The government said “Boo!” The liberty minded responded by chambering a cartridge.

- Statement from Director of the Bureau of Land Management Neil Kornze on the Cattle Gather in Nevada
BLM Website – Hat-tip WRSA

“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.”
- Director of the BLM Neil Kornze

Go home lapdog. Go home and lick the hand that feeds you. May your chains rest forever lightly upon you, and may our descendants forget you were our countryman.

- U.S. Officials End Tense Standoff Between Nevada Rancher, Federal Government
The Blaze

“A tense standoff between a local Nevada rancher and the federal government concluded Saturday, with U.S. officials citing public safety concerns as they ended a controversial week-long cattle roundup that drew nationwide attention.”

“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,” Neil Kornze, director of the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, said in a statement.”
- Oliver Darcy

Contact with J.M.B. – his cell died. Says the environment on the ground is pure joy. He says “rumor on the street” has it the feds were told by the Nevada governor that they’d get no state LEO or NG backup if they went in guns akimbo. We’ll note that we’ve not confirmed this through any other sources, so again, put as much stock in the here-say as you paid for it.

- BLM Retreats From Bundy Ranch… For Now, At Least.
Bearing Arms

“This sounds as if the BLM were worried about the possibility for violence as more arms citizens were arriving in opposition to the federal government’s efforts.”

“This is is a wise withdrawal by the federal government, as tensions were only escalating around Bunkerville. This does not remotely mean that the underlying conditions have changed in the least, however. The BLM still maintains that the Bundy Ranch is illegally grazing cattle on public lands, and the Bundy family still maintains that their grazing rights precede and supersede anything since mandated by the BLM.

“Consider this a “time out. We’ll have more on the (temporary?) deescalation of the situation as events become more clear.”
- Bob Owens

Deal reached; BLM will release confiscated cattle to rancher
ABC KLAS TV 8

“A deal has been reached between Bundy family leaders and the BLM, but not without some very tense moments.”

“Armed Bundy family leaders met with BLM officers Saturday afternoon in Mesquite to discuss the fate of the Bundy’s cattle that the feds removed from BLM land, over the past week. The cattle are being held at a holding area in Mesquite.”

Prior to the meeting, hundreds of protesters, some armed, tried storming the BLM’s cattle gate, but weren’t successful. The crowd was urged to wait 30 minutes and give both sides a chance to talk. An agreement was reached that the cattle will be released to the Bundy family later Saturday.”
- Caroline Bleakley

Lines in the sand work – particularly well when those that drawing them present a credible threat of force. Lessons to be taken home and ruminated on by all parties.

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You will not touch this man.
Photo by Jim Urquhart

A “theme-song” for the Orcs of the BLM as they depart back to Barad-dûr:

Update V: Bundy Insurrection Post Mortum

The dust is settling, plenty of folk are now analyzing what happened. Let’s have a peek…


- Just got off the phone with Ammon Bundy. BLM’s big skedaddle.

Sipsey Street Irregulars

“When the Bundys and their friends went to collect the cattle and confronted the armed BLM thugs, Ammon says, the Clark County deputies did a great job of defusing the situation. The demand was given that BLM had a half hour to get out of the way, or the people were coming through. Within thirty minutes, vehicles began exiting the compound where the cattle roundup had been happening. Within an hour, all the BLM had run — run, mind you — to their vehicles and “unassed the AO” in a convoy that eventually amounted to over 100 vehicles. As has been reported, the crowd saluted them as they passed.”

“Left behind were trailers, generators, personal equipment scattered all over the ground and internal BLM documents left on the table where they had been branding the cattle. It was a great skedaddle, Ammon says. The BLM had to hire contractors to come back and clean up the mess.

“I congratulated Ammon and told him that this was perhaps a pivotal moment in American history. He also agreed with me that it is impossible not to see the hand of God in all of this. I told him that it was my opinion that the empire would surely strike back, but that they would likely come at the Bundys and their supporters sideways next time. Still, it was a great victory, a pivotal moment, in the relationship between the federal government and the American people. Nothing will be quite the same after this, mostly because it has demonstrated to those whom the government would victimize that they only require someone with the guts to stand up to leviathan — and the armed friends to back them up in the argument.”
- Mike Vanderboegh

- Cowboys and Communists
Bearing Arms

“In the end, the Second Amendment merely codifies a pre-existing right of self defense. It is the belief of most governments in this world that such a right doesn’t exist, or if it does, it only exists to the extent that the government allows it. We are nearly unique in the modern world in our belief that the citizenry has the constitutional right to armed self defense even against the government itself.”

“The Second Amendment is the right that terrifies statists the most.”

“They have done much to circumscribe and control every other right, but as long as the citizenry is armed with firearms of contemporary military utility (generally speaking, semi-automatic firearms, especially rifles they like to describe as “assault weapons”), there exists the unmistakable fact that we are citizens, we are militiamen, and we are not subjects.”
- Bob Owens

- Bureau Of Land Management Versus Cliven Bundy Post Mortem
The Captain’s Journal

“I had previously mentioned that I would not weigh in on Cliven Bundy. I usually like to read my homework very carefully. I don’t know Cliven Bundy and he doesn’t know me. I know little about his family and his history, but fortunately for us, this has all been made very easy.

This has nothing whatsoever to do with tortoises or grazing fees. Dana Loesch has done a good job of explaining it, and by now it has made its way to several other venues. It has to do with evil, greed, cronyism, nepotism, and malfeasance in office.”
- Herschel Smith

- So What To Make Of the BLM In Nevada?
Karl Denninger

“The apparent beginning of this came when the BLM decided many years ago that a specific endangered tortoise meant it could seize land from Nevada and “protect” it — land that historically (and the history is very, very long, apparently dating back to the 1870s!) had been used by Bundy’s family to graze cattle.”

“There’s an inherent problem here with Federalism that nobody appears to be taking on face-first, and that’s no surprise. First principles no longer seem to be principles at all when it comes to this nation. Mr. Bundy’s refusal to recognize what amounted to federalization of land his family had used in a non-destructive and renewable fashion, and to which he had made material improvements over the years without trying to claim exclusive rights, facially appears to be rather reasonable in light of the totality of the circumstances.”

“BLM claims that Bundy owes the government over $1 million in “grazing fees.” But BLM arguably owes Bundy for the appreciated value to the land that his improvements conferred and which they confiscated; the 5th Amendment prohibits this sort of “taking” without compensation. How does this all pencil out? I don’t know — we don’t have an accurate accounting and nobody is looking at that angle of this dispute at all.”

“Then there is the attempted impoundment and impending destruction of the cattle that BLM tried to implement. There were allegations that BLM intended to not just remove the cattle but steal and sell them into the commercial meat market, an act for which nobody has produced anything approaching judicially-valid process to back up. An order to remove (which a judge allegedly issued) is not the same thing as an order to seize and dispose.”

“Note carefully that cattle rustling has historically been an offense over which one can get shot. And theft is theft no matter who commits the offense; absent a judicial order of seizure and disposal, which BLM has not produced, that is in fact exactly what they did.”
- Karl Denninger

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That’s right you nut-less sons-of-bitches. Go back to Mordor.
(Photo Courtesy of the WRSA).

- A small victory: got your militia right here, you bastards
Cold Fury

“This is what it is. This is what it means. And this–combating tyrants, maintaining what little freedom we have left–is what it’s for. It’s the only response any of us really needs to give to the gun-grabbers who are always so smugly inquiring just how the hell we think we’d ever be able to stand up to federal despotism anyway. Bravo to everyone involved in this courageous show of defiance towards our would-be masters. To hell with those masters; they haven’t won just yet, not completely, although I’d caution against assuming this is all over.”

“As for the backstory to all this–the REAL one, that is, not the bullshit FederalGovCo is shoveling in hopes of burying the sordid truth–Dana Loesch has it. The Imperial Federal Government’s motivation here might not be what you expect. Or, no, strike that; it’s exactly what you ought to have expected: it’s a story of skullduggery, dishonesty, federal greed, abuse of excessive power, use of a supposedly “endangered” species (which really isn’t endangered at all) for propaganda purposes, and the revolting, marrow-deep corruption of one Harry Fucking Reid, quite possibly the most loathsome crawly thing ever to befoul the rancid sewer that is American politics. To call him a giant scumwad is to offer gross insult to oversize wads of scum. In sum: “Cliven Bundy’s problem isn’t that he didn’t pay — he did — or that his cattle bother tortoises — they don’t — it’s that he’s not a Reid donor.” You can imagine my surprise, I’m sure.”
- Mike Hendrix

- Of Course Nevada Rancher Bundy Broke the Law: So What?
Daily Pundit

“The law is like any other weapon: Its nature depends upon its use. The law can be used to protect liberty – our Constitution and Bill of Rights, supposedly the highest law in our land – are a good example of this function of the law.”

“Conversely, the law can be, and often is, used as an agency of tyranny. All tyrants know and understand this. They control their legal systems, and use that control to make their every tyrannical desire and action legal, their every depredation against liberty and decency entirely lawful.”

“How happy that must make the law-and-order types: They murdered the father, raped the mother, sold the children into slavery, and took everything they had, but it was entirely legal. Oh, good. No problem, then.”
- Bill Quick

We could not have said it better ourselves. We, the patriots, collectively choose to piss on your tyrannical mockery of justice. We will unabashedly do so until the collectivists stop using “law” as a weapon, the government collapses, or we as a nation are forced to start putting one anther’s heads on pikes. Rest assured – the Patriots won’t start it Prog-Nazis. That said, we do believe in a doctrine of radically disproportional retribution if you do.

Line’s drawn Statists. Step over it and we’ll burn this card-house nation down around you. Choose wisely.

Our Take:

The dust is settling. The moonbats are clenching their sphincters in impotent rage. It would seem that, despite their protests to the contrary, they truly do love themselves some bloodshed. Purveying a few of the usual suspects, (such as the moronic KOS Kiddies and the apoplectic Huff’n Puffers), it’s pretty obvious the leftists are dismayed that the big black boot of the state wasn’t used to smash some patriots into fine paste. It’s not death and killing that upset a liberal. They love it – so long as some pencil-dicks in $15,000.00 suits approved of the carnage – and the deed is carried out, on the “deserving,” by state sanctioned kill squads.

At that point, the American Commies like the slaughter just fine.

EA000076But they were not alone in their savagery – oh no.

A large number of the neo-cons infesting the right-wing of the bullshit FUSA legislative paradigm were just as incensed – braying like whipped mules for the badge-encrusted “law enforcement” thugs to rev-up some Bearcats and cut loose with the Afgan War surplus. “IT’S THE LAW!!!!” they screeched – with all the the Northeastern-carpet-bagging righteous indignation they could muster. Never mind that the “legal” standing of this whole farce was far, far FAR from “settled.” Even if it had been, this assault by the BLM, (and by extension, the Federal Government), was an exercise in unadulterated tyranny, that any just man or woman was right to oppose.

Or do we need to remind the Gentry Caste RePubics that the exterminations by Pol Pot, Milošević, Mao, Stalin, Hitler and Sindikubwabo were all “perfectly legal” as well?

To all of you, the sniveling callow boot-lickers of the statist left and right – you useless, miserable fucks – who strangle personal freedom beneath your evil, centrally planned delusions – we here at Deth H.Q. would like to say:

“Oh… that’s too fucking bad. Your tears are a sweet ocean of amber mead. Your wails and lamentations are akin to a joyous symphony – composed by Frédéric Chopin and performed by a choir of arc-angels. We laugh at your unjustified faith in your wholly corrupt system of government, which exists now only to aggrandize itself and wallow in the unjustly stolen riches of the people it was constructed to safeguard.

We’re laughing at your pretensions and hurling well earned one-finger salutes as your chicken-shit war-dogs slink home – beaten. From the bottom of our freedom loving hearts – we’d like to invite the Statists infesting the United States Federal Government – and all their supplicant quisling butt-hole-lickers – to kindly go fuck themselves into oblivion. Eat shit douche-mongers. We’ll see all you chicken-shits next time you try and trample liberty. We ain’t going anywhere.

You are.
FoaDiaF.

Protesters gather at the Bureau of Land Management's base camp near Bunkerville, Nevada

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Tweaking the Statist’s Noses

We’ve noticed lately that the tyrants infesting the United States Media, Public Education Indoctrination and the Federal Government have been particularly “twerked” by the writings of Ayn Rand. It would seem nothing grinds the gears of big government hive-minds like the prospect of a little self sufficiencyand Rand’s brand of objectivism is the equivalent of garlic and sunlight to Prog-Nazi vampires. In response to this, the statists have been going out of their way to piss, moan and generally shit upon her many works – even attempting to deconstruct them with a series of video games (or so we’ve been informed).

How precious. Tyrants are so cute when they call out their enemies. (We use “cute” in the same way one of our dear relatives references the term seconds before he blasts “cute” gophers into critter-kibble with hollow points).

Well, since nothing makes our day faster than watching collectivists on the left and right squirm in their Che Guevara(TM) Underoos, we’ll give the prophetess from the past a bit of air time:

“Instead of being a protector of man’s rights, the government is becoming their most dangerous violator; instead of guarding freedom, the government is establishing slavery; instead of protecting men from the initiators of physical force, the government is initiating physical force and coercion in any manner and issue it pleases; instead of serving as the instrument of objectivity in human relationships, the government is creating a deadly, subterranean reign of uncertainty and fear, by means of nonobjective laws whose interpretation is left to the arbitrary decisions of random bureaucrats; instead of protecting men from injury by whim, the government is arrogating to itself the power of unlimited whim—so that we are fast approaching the stage of the ultimate inversion: the stage where the government is free to do anything it pleases, while the citizens may act only by permission; which is the stage of the darkest periods of human history, the stage of rule by brute force.”
- Ayn Rand

Goddamn, nothing makes that broad more sexy than having some over-educated leftist fucknode tell us she’s “irrelevant.”

Someone with a better wit than ours once said, “Arguing with a Statist is like playing chess with a pigeon. No matter how badly you destroy them, they simply knock over the pieces, shit on the board, puff their chest and prance around like they’ve won.”

We could simply not put it better.

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Update – 3/18/14: Wildfire Spreading, NY Citizens Openly Defying

A Spark…
…into dry tinder…

Mac Slavo at The D.C. Clothesline posted this wonderful article:

Connecticut Patriot Group Fights Back Against Confiscation Order: ‘We Are Armed… And Are Familiar With the Finer Points of Marksmanship’

“There will be those in Connecticut who surrender their firearms. But a growing sentiment across the United States suggests that there will be those who will simply refuse to submit to the will of the state.”

“If Connecticut goes through with this and sends heavily armed police personnel to the doors of Constitutional Law-abiding citizens it is not out of the question to suggest that we will see bloodshed and violence when these gun confiscations begin.”

“The people have had enough and many Americans are preparing to stand their ground.”
- Mac Slavo

Read the entire article HERE – plenty of important links and related information.

We found the comments below the main article to be… enlightening…

There is a growing sentiment from sea to shining sea that:
A: Unjust laws are to be flat out ignored.
B: Enforcement of unjust laws will be met with force.

You see it manifest in every single state, regardless of political leaning. The leftist states flagrantly and openly flaunt immigration and drug laws, while the states leaning to the right whole-cloth ignore environmental and firearm regulations. (This is of course just a few examples of defiant acts numbering in the thousands happening hourly). Our government is rapidly loosing it’s consent to govern, as well as it’s legitimacy. Some of us would argue it’s already pissed away both.

Sauron and his minions see it. They know how uppity the serfs are becoming. The situation simultaneously makes them wet themselves in terror while inducing conniption-fit levels of rage. To put a cherry on it: The government does not ship DHS enough ammo to fight Iraq for ten-years, and then arm every civilian policing agency with military spec armor, munitions and tanks unless they see a potential use for these things.

FedGovCo smells what’s brewing. They are overconfident enough to imagine they can intimidate and kill enough folks to put down what might start – or possibly they are mindbogglingly incompetent enough not to understand the gravity of the situation. Or perhaps even both. Stunningly arrogant and impossibly stupid are not mutually exclusive mental states. Whichever is irrelevant. When they start giving NOLA and the Department of Education paramilitary units, the government is sending a crystal clear message as to their intentions.

They mean to oppress by violence or threat of violence. They are also fools – dangerous, heavily armed cretins with no right notion of the bedlam they are about to provoke. This is precisely the worst mindset to couple with a riled up nation – folks watching their standard of living collapse while being strangled under an unbearable avalanche of state and federal legislation.

There is going to be a fight. It’s going to be horrific – and what happens afterwards is going to be worse. We can’t say us Americans and our worthless shitpile of a government don’t deserve every ounce of suffering and ruin hurtling towards us. We’ve had decades piled on decades to put a definitive stop to the chicanery, and instead we’ve kicked the can to our descendants.

Not much more can-kicking to be had in our opinion.

Update I: 3/4/14 – Come and Get them Motherfuckers

It seems the tinder is piled high, with the air dry and still – in anticipation of an inferno… and the serfs are telling the masters – ever so politely – to eat shit and die…

- I Will NOT COMPLY.
- Start the Civil War or Repeal
- Yes the Letter is Real Connecticut.
- The Coming Storm
- They Chose Poorly
- Crisis in Connecticut, confrontation looming?
- Open Letter to the Legislative Tyrants of Connecticut.
- Flammable

Ahhh the sound of Mike Hendrick’s “FUCK YOU” movement is a lovely thing – ain’t it? We especially LOVE the compiled list of the Connecticut legislator’s home addresses and contact information crafted by the indomitable folks over at the Sipsey Street irregulars.

Naturally, we here at DETH H.Q. find it a very good day when politicians are held accountable to the people. Be that by election, emptied campaign coffers or “friendly visits” to their dwellings for lively Constitutional debates. We have it on good authority that 3:00 AM is a spectacular time for these unofficial town halls. After all – you know those political wonks – so busy during the normal daylight hours with “the people’s business.”

Just think – perhaps an interested patriot could invite them to go out shooting – so they can better understand the anticipation and excitement that comes with emptying a magazine or two. Or three. Who knows, they might even learn to make the best of the encounter – a chance to get away from it all.

But of course, in times such as ours, high drama is best appreciated… classically…

“And Caesar’s spirit, raging for revenge,
With Ate by his side come hot from hell,
Shall in these confines with a monarch’s voice
Cry “Havoc!” and let slip the dogs of war,
That this foul deed shall smell above the earth
With carrion men, groaning for burial.”
- Shakespeare

Well said Sir. William.

Vae victis.

Update II: 3/5/14 – “I Am the Master.”

Know your place peasants – Paul Vance explains it.
(Hat-tip to Herschel Smith at The Captain’s Journal.)

“I don’t want to talk about the Constitution, Ma’am, at all, at all,” he adds before Ashley suggests that officials were threatening families into compliance with an unconstitutional statute.”

“It sounds like you’re anti-American, it sounds like you’re anti-law,” Vance says, clearly becoming frustrated with the caller, who insists she is “pro-American.”

“Eventually, with both call participants getting riled, Ashley lashes out.”

“You’re going to speak to me this way, somebody that pays your salary?” she asks. “You’re a servant, you serve me. … You can refuse to follow unlawful orders!”

“Just remember, you’re the servant, we’re the masters, OK?” she adds.

“Vance responds by saying: “I’m the master, Ma’am, I’m the master.”
- Provided by Herschel Smith

Read Herschel’s response HERE.

Mike Vanderboegh of the Sipsey Street Irregulars was quick with a reply.

Goebbelslaughing“Do you think that in the aftermath of the civil war that your agency starts on behalf of craven, cowardly, corrupt wannabe tyrants that people who are your victims of state violence will forget your proclamation that “I AM THE MASTER”?!?!?!?”

“Are you really that stupid?”

“My Grandpa Vanderboegh told me that such people existed in the world, and I have encountered many of the type in my 62 years, but you, sir, are the penultimate clueless idiot. The ULTIMATE clueless idiot will be the leader of the raid stack who kicks in the wrong door “because it’s the law” and he was “ordered to do it” and gets predictably killed for his trouble. So you, sir, are merely the penultimate idiot. However, there is a prize for that, too, under the Law of Unintended Consequences. I guess we’ll just have to wait to find out what it is. In the meantime, if it comforts you, by all means go ahead and imagine that you are the master of all of us unenlightened, unwashed citizens who cling to their faith and their firearms.”

“Just remember that Josef Goebbels is looking over your shoulder, grinning from Hell. If you look intently in the mirror, you might just be able to see him, chuckling at your cluelessness.”
- Mike Vanderboegh

Read it all HERE.

Worse.
Faster.

Update III: 3/10/14 – “I cannot wait to get the order to kick your door in.”

Courtesy of Joe Newby at The Freedom Outpost - Flame meet fuel…

“Last weekend, I reported on Connecticut John Cinque’s 2013 warning to lawmakers that he would not comply with their attempts to force the citizens of Connecticut to register their semi-automatic weapons and high capacity magazines. Since that time, the video, though a year old, has gone viral. However, in a recent video between Mr. Cinque and Connecticut gubernatorial candidate Joe Visconti, Cinque reveals that a Branford, Connecticut police officer told him, “I Cannot Wait to Get the Order to Kick Your Door In.”
- Joe Newby

Read everything HERE.

In Rebuttal: Well Mr. Doughnut-Chomping-Mall-Ninja, in your wannabe black nylon tact-ti-cool(TM) web-ware – *WE* can’t wait for *YOU* to fucking try. Bring it.

The smart money says you run out of your kind before we run out of our kind. Your inability to grasp 2nd grade mathematics is not our concern, nor is it particularly funny. That said, reality inserting it’s phallus in your mouth at 1000 FPS sure as hell WILL be amusing AND educational, killing two birds with one…

…slug.

The worst possible tyrants in charge at the worst possible time in world history. What could possibly go wrong?

For those interested in thanking Patrolman-jackboot for his inspiring service to King and country, feel free to drop him a line:

Jack boot thug stormtrooper

Pretty dog. We’d ask that it be shown more respect than Stasi typically show other folk’s pets.

Joseph J Peterson Sr
DOB: August 19, 1967
(203) 466-0119
(203) 469-2061
111 Borrmann Road
East Haven, Connecticut
Party: Republican
(Hat-tip Free North Carolina).

Update IV: 3/12/14 – “Officer Pussy Suddenly Not So “Hard-ass” Anymore.”

So much to cover… so little time… first off… it seems that Officer-Tacti-Cool’s buckshot mouth was writing checks his BB-gun ass couldn’t cash… this one from Tim Brown at The Freedom Outpost:

Threats to CT Police Escalate Following CT Cop’s Gun Confiscation Comments – Cops Ask Pro-Gun Veteran to Help Cool Things Down

“The cops are having the threats…. they are scared,” he told us.”

“According to Cinque, Officer Joseph Peterson, who made comments in interaction on Facebook while off duty that he would “give my left nut to bang down your door and come for your gun…” has been placed on 24-hour guard due to threats on his life. This information came directly from Police Chief Kevin Halloran.”

“Mr. Cinque told us that he had a two and a half hour “sit down” with the Branford Police Department on Tuesday. He said that the Branford PD was supposed to come out with an apology for Peterson’s comments and wanted Cinque’s endorsement of the apology in an attempt to cool things down.”

“The first words out of the police chief’s mouth… were ‘How can you help us with this?’” Cinque said. “They’re getting killed over there. They said they can do nothing but deal with this.”
- Tim Brown

Read the entire article HERE.

Please give us a moment to play the world’s most diminutive violin for the East Haven Police Department as they cower in the presence of the terrifying rattlesnake den they’ve ignorantly dredged up. What? You didn’t hear our little serenade? Well, we played it – Honest. Just ask your pet – he/she heard the mournful requiem we composed for this dismal occasion.

Oh but the drama thickens… Missed in the furor over the ORIGINAL Stasi-like outburst from the illustrious Officer Peterson, was another monologue – a digital sun-room, with a clear view into the mindset of the modern-day-cop-Rambo:

(Hat-tip to Kurt Hofmann over at The Examiner.)

“Just wanted to thank you for the very fair article on the Police officer in CT. While yes, the conversation got very heated, once he [Officer Joseph Peterson] was seen as a cop, he should have stepped WAY back. A lot of news articles are putting my quote in of me saying he would put Jews in Ghettos as the reason he went off. He actually went off well before that. I literally asked him if a law was passed to put Jews in the Ghettos, would you? He literally said “Now you are being silly…but if its the law, I enforce it; I don’t make them.”
- Quote Found by Kurt Hofmann

Read Hofmann’s intensive analysis HERE.

Well, then, while we HATE to say “We Told You So” (TM) well… we fucking TOLD you so.

“If it’s the “law” I enforce it.”
- Officer Joseph J Peterson Sr

So then… where exactly are all of those charming little Pollyanna’s out there with their ever so cute “That could never happen here!” Bullshit? Hrm? Hello? *PINK*PINK*PINK*…. is this thing on? Nobody here but us crickets?

The fact is, unless the “Law Enforcers” – and the Political hacks that send them - are genuinely fearful for their continued EXISTENCE, they will stomp, crush, strangle and consume every last one of your civil liberties any time they feel like it. Most are not prepared to contemplate – or even care about – the morality, constitutionality or the natural rights they casually rend asunder – ’cause officer safety.

Some useless pile of rancid flotsam slimed his way into political office and passed some farcical chunk of garbage legislation… that’s all the justification these Stormtroopers need to destroy or end your miserable life.

Never forget that…

…and never forget the reaction when these Pigs truly begin fearing for their wretched hides… suddenly not so brave, are they? Cowering in a safe-house, knees quaking and teeth chattering like frostbite victims.

Update V: 3/13/14 – “Escalation, Provocation, & Lines in the Sand.”

Oh bless our stars and garters but isn’t THIS getting to be exciting… it would seem that a group of “Patriotic Community Organizers” is getting ready to move out en mass to Connecticut, in order to serve as “Disaster Response Teams,” – with the “disaster” in question being the door-to-door confiscation of civilian firearms:

(Hat-tip to The WRSA).

“Connecticut Families are asked to begin meeting with their neighbors and gathering support for our safe arrival to Connecticut. We are requesting a 72hr. Advanced Notice by Governor Malloy if he plans on following through with his threats which result in door to door raids on Connecticut Families.”
- Shepherds of the PPNC

Read their entire…. “declaration” HERE.

That’s correct. You actually did just witness that sports fans. Patriot groups are asking the Governor of Connecticut to “telegraph an advanced warning” before he unleashes his Waffen-SS – so there can be an evacuation of non-combatants.

Clearing the civilians from the fire-fight your state’s collectivist assholes are determined to cause is a noble endeavor. The thing we fear however, is Government flat-worms, (and their goons), don’t much care about any peasants ground under hoof. (In point of fact, based on the last few rounds of pinko blood-dancing, heavy civilian casualties are a “feature” rather than a “bug”). Begging them to avoid that which they very badly want to cause is counterproductive.

Still… things are getting rather uncomfortably bright for the cockroaches in “The Constitution State.”

Sweating yet “Governor” Malloy? “No!” you spout – ever so defiantly? Bwhahaha. Pardon our outburst. We think, with all due respect, that you are either one stupid mother fucker, or lying through your clattering statist teeth. (However, we never forget “Quick’s Law: Stupidity and maleficence are not mutually exclusive.“)

Now constant readers… if you’re starting to think… “Boy, this whole nightmare-on-wheels sure is beginning to smell like the preamble to the last civil War…” you’re being what some folks like to call “prescient.”

Perhaps… it’s about time we had one?

So… how’s your larder looking? Got some sensible edibles stocked up? Some water perhaps? Still got some time. Why not take advantage of a few sales to get the old pantry topped off with things you enjoy eating.

Savvy?

Update VI – 3/18/14: Wildfire Spreading, New York State Citizens Openly Defying

Dare we say… rebellion? “Unexpectedly,” (and we use this term the same way CNBC used it in the spring of 2008), the totalitarian blood-dancers in several state governments have been forcefully acquainted with the meaning of the phrase “The Straw That Broke The Camel’s Back.”

Standing shoulder to shoulder with Connecticut and Colorado patriots, it would seem that the New York State citizenry has finally had enough of Albany’s horseshit. To wit:

- Resistance Update From New York
- Dawn of the resistance
- New Yorkers Gather, Burn ‘Nearly a Thousand Gun Registration Forms’
- NY Officials Are Demanding Gun Registration – Here’s What They Did With the Forms
- SURRENDER, HELL: New York Protestors Burn “Assault Weapon” Registration Forms
- FANTASTIC: New York gun owners BURN gun registration forms in protest
- Gun rights group hosts rally, seminar
- An important reminder: there will be blood
- Meanwhile, in Connecticut…

Ahhh…. did somebody set your shitty little registration forms on fire?

Whatcha gonna do about it “poo wittle statists?” You gonna write a angsty letter to the New York Times? Throw a fit in the comments section of Newsweek? Stamp your feet and cry in an editorial for the Daily Kos?

Fuck off – if you want to stop us, you’ll have to get off your Prog-Nazi ass, come outside and fucking MAKE us – because their ain’t enough cops to enforce your little fascistic distopia. You want to push this then you’ll have to get your hands dirty you dickless little cum-weasels. The goon’s ranks will expire LONG before the patriots, necessitating conscripts. (That’s you and your kids Prog-tards).

So how many people are you callow little wastrels willing to see dead to get your way? Hrm? Better come to grips with that now you shitburgers – and know that it will be you and yours killing and being killed by us and ours. Do the math. The little civil war you’re after can’t possibly be fought without forcing you to bleed, die and kill for your beliefs.

So how much do you assholes want it? Decide. The only way you get your way is over our corpses. And we swear on our sacred honor to make your victory cost your very dearest blood. If you want a rebellion, come and start it then assholes.

laughing at tyrants

Photo Courtesy of US Patriot

We will allow the always articulate Mike Hendrix of Cold Fury to sharpen the the point:

“…but seems to me if you’re gonna defy ‘em, then you ought to defy ‘em right down the line. Don’t give the bastards an inch–not one more inch. Not now, not ever. Come and take them, motherfuckers.”
- Mike Hendrix

Read it all HERE.

Come on Tyrants. Let’s go. We won’t follow your unconstitutional edits you rat shit eating fuck-knobs. Now then, you can sit down, shut the fuck up and fade into irrelevance while we toast marshmallows over the embers of your ignorant infringement on our civil liberties, or you can bring your carpet bagging asses out and try to take our guns.

As the kiddies say.. Tits or STFU.

PS: 3,000 New York State Modern Sporting Rifles were registered for the SAFE ACT. Out of an estimated 1.2 MILLION. That noise you heard moonbats is the sound of an LITERAL patriot army saying “Go smoke your own pole.

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Out NOW!!! Lightning Fall – Bill Quick’s Newest Novel!

Our Honorary Blog-Father Bill Quick, of Daily Pundit fame, has finished his latest novel – and it’s a VERY worthy read. Some of us have already enjoyed a spin through the “pre-published” edition, and will be purchasing a few copies of the final draft to spread amongst the family.


To purchase your copy click HERE for the Kindle Version.

To kill some TREES, click HERE for the Paperback Version!

Click HERE to purchase Lightning Fall by William Quick

There should be a dead tree version coming shortly for those of you who, (like some of us), prefer a few sacrificial trees when enjoying a great novel.

What really stuck out for us was how much effort Mr. Quick put into researching, planning and investigating the premise of the story. He spent several years contacting field-relevant experts and used this information to forge a realistic, yet exciting novel. When combined with his talent for creating interesting characters and developing them in intriguing and unexpected ways, you have some of the best entertainment your dollar can buy. (And you just might learn a thing or two!)

Click HERE to see the Bill Quick’s release announcement.
Click HERE and HERE to buy Lightning Falls!

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Worthless Human Garbage RePubicans Slitting Own Throats – Good

Glenn Reynolds of Instapundit brought the yammering warblings of RePubican establishment minion Jazz Shaw to our attention:


Primary challenger to Pat Roberts found to have some curious Facebook postings

In the Article, (which we won’t give the respect of partially re-posting), Mr. Shaw has his cute little GOP Elephant Emblazoned Underoos(TM) twisted into a knot over Dr. Milton Wolf – a primary challenger who’s trying to unseat the corrupt Pat Roberts.

The GOP’s minions – such as Hot Air, The Weekly Standard and the Fox News Talking Heads – are out in full force, dredging up infantile and irrelevant shit against anyone challenging their feckless and impotent leadership. It’s quite sickening to watch, and you’d think they would learn from the MASSIVE number of folks who simply stayed home last election rather than choke down the shit-sandwich that was Willard Fillmore Romneycare.

The Republican Party’s demise will be a self inflicted gunshot to the head. Good riddance. Perhaps whatever rises to replace them will be a reasonable force supporting constitutional governance. (Hahahahahaha… who are we kidding… bwhahahahahah ehehehe hohohoho haha.)

We will let the good Dr. close this one, as only he can:

“Nothing they do in any particular race is as important as not pissing off the base, which is very unhappy with them and on the verge of staying home/starting a third party. I feel like the GOP establishment doesn’t understand this, though you’d think the 2012 post-mortems would have informed them.”
- Glenn Reynolds

They don’t give a shit – even if they lose disastrously – they’ll simply pick up sweet jobs as lobbyists or consultants once they’re tossed screaming out of office. The GOP is too interested in lining up to the slop trough along with the other statists to be bothered with who ULTIMATELY DRIVES THE TITANIC INTO THE ICEBERG – just so long as a few of them still have a chair in first class.

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FCC to Insert “Government Researchers” To Monitor U.S. Media

Welcome to Germany circa 1931 peasants:

Michael Krieger at Liberty Blitzkrieg caught wind of our federal taskmasters preparing to insert their censors minions into the major media outfits:

“Incredibly, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is set to roll out something called the Critical Information Needs study, which will embed government “researchers” into media organizations around the nation to make sure they are doing their job properly.”

“No this isn’t “conspiracy theory.” It is so real, and represents such a threat to the First Amendment, that a current FCC commissioner, Ajit Pai, recently wrote an Op-Ed in the Wall Street Journal, warning Americans of this scheme. He writes:”

“News organizations often disagree about what Americans need to know. MSNBC, for example, apparently believes that traffic in Fort Lee, N.J., is the crisis of our time. Fox News, on the other hand, chooses to cover the September 2012 attacks on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi more heavily than other networks. The American people, for their part, disagree about what they want to watch.”

“But everyone should agree on this: The government has no place pressuring media organizations into covering certain stories.”

“Unfortunately, the Federal Communications Commission, where I am a commissioner, does not agree. Last May the FCC proposed an initiative to thrust the federal government into newsrooms across the country. With its “Multi-Market Study of Critical Information Needs,” or CIN, the agency plans to send researchers to grill reporters, editors and station owners about how they decide which stories to run. A field test in Columbia, S.C., is scheduled to begin this spring.”

“The purpose of the CIN, according to the FCC, is to ferret out information from television and radio broadcasters about “the process by which stories are selected” and how often stations cover “critical information needs,” along with “perceived station bias” and “perceived responsiveness to undeserved populations.”

“I have no idea what country I am living in at this point.”
- Michael Krieger

Please read his entire piece HERE.

To put a fine point on it Michael, we are living in a soft tyranny, well on it’s way to becoming a full blown Police State. The very tail-end of the “soft” part to be precise.

Our government, to date is:
- Stockpiling enough munitions to fight an Iraq scale conflict – for *years*.
- Creating large dumps of medicine, food and other emergency provisions.
- Spying on every single shred of electronic data American citizens read or create.
- Collecting all of our phone and internet conversations, sifting through them, and storing them.
- Arming every single Federal Agency with paramilitary units.
- Purging the military of “Old Guard” officers that might refuse to carry out certain orders.
- Engaging in a massive disinformation campaign directed at the new military recruits.
- Arming every State and Local Police Force with paramilitary units.
- Using federal funds to arm Police Departments with truly battle-worthy combat gear.
- Using federal funds to arm Police Departments with tanks and other light attack vehicles.
- Establishing a massive surveillance network from sea to shining sea.
- Enabling the massive proliferation of areal drones across the nation.
- Directing enormous amounts of demonizing propaganda at liberty loving American citizens.
- Using federal funds to grant Local and State Police top flight comm. surveillance gear.
- Training State, Local, and Federal Law Enforcement to fight the American citizenry.
- Executive orders enabling a total take over of the nation’s infrastructure in an emergency.
- Using the TSA to control and screen all forms of public and private transportation.
- Mandating private motor vehicles have tracking systems installed.
- Using the IRS and other Federal Agencies to attack and destroy legitimate political opposition.
- Illegally compiling lists of armed citizens.
- Creating huge swaths of landmass where there is effectively no protection against unlawful search and seizure.

And now…

- Installing “government monitors” into newsrooms across the nation.

You do see where this is going… right Michael?

It does not take a doctorate in theoretical physics to understand what our Kings and Queens intend from all of this battle-space preparation. In fact, they are so arrogant – and think us serfs so stupid – they go about enslaving us in open daylight, with all of the brazen indifference of French Nobility.

We recommend you start getting your shit together now Michael. Because THIS is coming here eventually.

Coming soon to the USA

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Brandon Smith: Non-Participation/Decentralization – Revolt Primers

Brandon Smith over at Alt-Markets has some good tips on what patriots should be up to while they wait for the opportunity to start decorating street-lights with their favorite ornamentation:

The Non-Participation Principle is best summarized like this:

When facing a corrupt system, provide for yourself and your community those necessities that the system cannot or will not. Become independent from establishment-controlled paradigms. If you and your community do this, the system will have one of two choices:

1) Admit that you do not need them anymore and fade into the fog of history, OR…

2) Reveal its tyrannical nature in full and attempt to force you back into dependence.

In either case, you win. You have taken proactive measures to remove yourself as a cog in the machine. The machine can then of course try to demonize you, or attack you, but ultimately, they will attack from a place of social and moral weakness, and you will defend from a position of logistical and moral strength.

Stop waiting for the system to change, or collapse. Change the way YOU live and survive. Build your own localized systems and walk away.
- Brandon Smith

Read his entire missive HERE.

Sounds like familiar advice. Don’t sit back, and utter the phrase “Let it burn.”

Get off your ass and “Help it burn!”

Provide for you and your community’s needs outside the system’s claws. Force their hand. Make them don the jackboots. Then you’re justified in killing them for the trouble.

Sure, you might die in the fracas. So fucking what? Everybody dies. Not everybody gets the honor of doing so while using their hot and empty AR as a baseball-bat against the remains of a Mall-ninja stack charging into their home.

Just some things to ruminate on.

PS: We have it on very good authority that a judicious application of fire is quite efficacious in relation to the problem of nylon-web-gear-encrusted-wanna-be-stormtroopers.

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Bill Quick Channels his Inner Karl Denninger

Bill Quick, over at Daily Pundit smells something burning…

“In fact, the entire “stock bull market” has been entirely supported by vast injections of financial crack pounded directly into the veins of the economy via the banking system. But as any good drug addict knows, more and more of the Good Stuff is required to achieve the same effect, and eventually you reach a point where the amount of High Octane necessary to maintain the effect is enough to kill the addict.”
- Bill Quick

Read all of it HERE.

Karl Denninger has been saying the same thing for years, and we can’t find a good reason to argue with either of these gentlemen. Eventually, the Crystal Meth used to juice the lie – which is “The American Financial System” – is going to prove fatal.

There is no argument about “if” the economy blows up anymore. “If’s” sitting dead in a forgotten closet at the Federal Reserve Building – covered in cobwebs and crumbling to dust. The real argument is simple a matter of “when.”

“But why!” asks the casual reader. “Why not simply stop the substance abuse!”

Fair question – allow us to elaborate.

As Hunter S. Thompson would attest, (were the magnificent bastard still breathing), “quitting” a serious drug “hobby” is not something done lightly – especially when the user has reached a point where ludicrous quantities of narcotics are required to provoke the high. (As Mr. Quick points out in his piece).

So how does this apply to America?

The United States is so far down the rabbit hole with regards to their “addiction” to fiscal methamphetamine that quitting will be just as fatal to our economy as continuing on till its heart explodes from overdose.

There is no easing slowly off… The TBtF crowd, (read: The Addicts), will not ALLOW the fed to taper… Every time Uncle Sam threatens to ease off the dosage… the market – deliberately – crashes harder than John Belushi the day after free speedball night out at Chateau Marmont. Tis the addicts in total control of the supply now.

We’re truly and wholly fucked.

Have a great evening.

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Money moves while fools dance

 

A degree in Behavioral Studies like many other Sociology programs is often times tailored toward addiction, family dynamics, and general mental health. Surprisingly to some, I found it most fascinating the relevance social behavior has in economics.  It may just be the most important of all studies with which to dissect markets, trends, and exchange. It is after all supposedly the willing  interaction between two or more entities to exchange goods and services (in a real free market).  Demand is a funny thing though. It’s relevance is in the eye of the beholder which is subject to whims and social trends. More importantly, the question “What has Value?” has social inputs. Those inputs can be influenced and controlled. A good article on hedge talks some about this…

 

Game theory is a bridge between hot-blooded social languages like dancing and cold-blooded formal languages like mathematics. Game theory is an abstraction of dynamic social interactions. Because it’s an abstraction, game theory usefully adopts some of the formal grammar of mathematics, which remains the most efficient way to represent theory regardless of what the theory is about. But game theory has no meaning or usefulness outside of a social setting. Like the tango, game theory takes two. Also like the tango, game theory is all about movement, the fluid movement of separate individuals who are bound up with each other in a system of mutual expectations and individual goals. Put it all together and game theory uses some basic mathematical concepts to organize our thinking about dynamic and strategic behaviors that have their origins in our social animal brains and Murdock’s List. It’s a powerful tool kit.

Some people have an intuitive ability to “speak” game theory fluently. These are geniuses like Dick Clark who can translate between the language of the social animal and the language of the self-aware brain effortlessly, and make an enormous fortune in the process. Clark recognized the trends, nuances, and idioms of popular culture just as surely as he recognized the economic formulas behind radio and television syndication. Was he a brilliant artist? Nope. Couldn’t dance, sing, or act. But he spoke the language of performers and somehow figured out how to communicate that primal grammar to Middle America in a way that felt “safe”. It seems weird today, as we are immersed in a popular culture of youth, but “youth culture” (a phrase coined by Paul Anka in reference to Dick Clark) didn’t exist before American Bandstand. As much as anyone over the past 50 years, from the Beatles to Elvis Presley to any performer you want to name … Dick Clark was responsible for the modern landscape of how the languages of music and dance are communicated in a commercially lucrative fashion. His secret (other than a bizarrely youthful face)? Clark understood the Common  Knowledge Game.

Clark didn’t poll America to determine their taste in music. He told them their taste in music … not directly, but by creating common knowledge — ideas that a crowd believes that the crowd believes. With the American Bandstand group dance staging and scripted questions, Clark allowed the TV audience to see a crowd of attractive young people act as if the music were popular. This is all it takes.Clark didn’t have to force his preferred choice of popular culture on his audience like some centrally-planned Ministry of Culture. The TV audience chose it all on their own, thinking all along it was their choice! This is the power of the Emperor’s New Clothes. This is the power of the sitcom laugh track and the live studio audience. This is the power of public coronations and executions. This is the power of Tahrir Square and Tiananmen Square. This is the power of the crowd seeing the crowd, and it is the most potent force in the social world.

It’s certainly the most potent force in the social world of markets, and every Central Banker today is playing the Common Knowledge Game just as hard as Dick Clark ever did.

 

How? How is this relevant to markets and central banks? If you have even remotely taken a look at the Federal Reserve’s attempt to be more “transparent” you will see what really is transpiring here. Is it openness or another social input?

How is this the Common Knowledge Game? Since August 2012 we have watched the markets dance to Draghi’s tune. If you don’t know by now that Draghi’s words move the market crowd, then you’re an idiot. But you’re not an idiot. And neither is any one of the hundreds of thousands of people reading the WSJ headline. And neither is Draghi. We are told by the WSJ that Draghi’s words today have a good beat and you can dance to it. So we do. We dance, just like we’ve been trained to do by watching this show 30 times before.

As a result, Italy and Spain’s equity and credit markets outperformed Germany’s by a mile after Draghi’s signal … which was exactly the intended effect(Spain is now borrowing money at the cheapest rate in the euro era!) and exactly why it is so difficult to be a macro Value investor today. All of your fundamental indicators that show (correctly) that Italy and Spain are ridiculously overvalued at current prices relative to, say, Germany don’t matter in the least. Or rather, they matter, but they evaporate like dew when the Draghi sun shines at a press conference.

Of course, this sort of challenge to the Narrative of Central Bank Omnipotence could not go unaddressed, and sure enough by 7 pm last Friday you had a WSJ article by none other than Jon Hilsenrath, the Common Knowledge spokesman for the Fed, titled “Fed Unlikely to Alter Course After Jobs Report.” Over the weekend and on Monday you had at least three Fed Governors come out with similar statements, that there was no confusion or complication imposed by the jobs report. Nothing to see here folks, move along. None of these Powers That Be are taking issue with whether or not the Friday jobs report was bad news … the only thing that matters is how this news impacts the common knowledge structure that generates their power to control market outcomes. That’s the threat that must be squelched. This is what Bernanke meant when he talked about using communications as a policy tool, and this is what Yellen (and Draghi and Abe and everyone else in the club) will continue to do … use public statements to play the Common Knowledge Game and drive market outcomes by proxy.

I can sleep well at night if you get nothing else out of Epsilon Theory beyond the recognition that a) you are being played, and b) there are rules and logic to how you are being played. But I’d also like to demonstrate that c) it’s entirely rational to play along (to a point), and d) you can be a player, too.

It can be entirely rational to act as if the Emperor is wearing a beautiful set of clothes. In fact, when you’re caught in a Common Knowledge Game others will look at you askance if you act publicly according to the evidence of your own eyes rather than the evidence of the crowd watching the crowd. But you need to recognize that’s what you’re doing. It’s critically important to avoid internalizing your behavior, falling into what Kant called a “dogmatic slumber”, believing in your heart of hearts that the Emperor truly looks marvelous.

The moment you give yourself over to the Dick Clarks of the world who create common knowledge, the moment you abdicate your keenly evolved human abilities of self-awareness and other-evaluation … that’s the moment you put yourself at the most risk. Because the game will change. Even if the external conditions of the world today are exactly the same as the external conditions of the world yesterday, a change in the internal conditions of the other game-players, whether it’s a queen bee like Draghi or a set of worker bees like us, can change your best move.

Game theory is all about playing the player, not the cards. That’s not a replacement for understanding the fundamentals and the math of drawing this card or that, but it sure is a complementary skill set. If you want to win.

 

You see demand is perception. With enough inputs and  influence perception can change and be controlled. So let the rest of the muppets dance while you watch the “real” market. Focus on fundamentals and let markets play their games. Follow the money. You may not have the resources but you can probably guess who does. What are they doing with their money? Our parents were wrong, don’t do as they say do as they do. Here, lets see if the big wigs think the market is bullish. Remember its not what they tell their customers but what they do for themselves…..

But Dimon’s pay day is even more outrageous than first considered. That’s because Dimon wasn’t awarded stock options or a riskier stock bonus called stock appreciation rights, or SARs. Instead, he was granted nothing but restricted stock. It was the first time in 10 years J.P. Morgan JPM -1.44%   didn’t award stock options or SARs.

By their nature, stock options and SARs require a company’s stock performance to either increase or hold value for the bonuses to be worth significant amounts. The downside, however, is much greater too. Restricted stock is less likely to lose value. It’s a less-risky bet.

So, why does this matter? The decision to pay Dimon entirely in restricted stock suggests that expectations at the bank are that the stock’s best days could be behind it, according to John Olagues, who not only brought this to my attention, but did some analysis on just how significant this switch in stock grants is.

By way of example, a top executive could receive either employee stock options worth $6 million on 400,000 shares (the ESOs are worth 30% of stock price at the time of the grant using a Black-Scholes model, according to Olagues) or $6 million via 125,000 in restricted stock. The stock is trading at $50 at the time of the grant. Three years later, here are Olagues’ scenarios:

Assume the stock price is unchanged: This makes the ESOs worth about $4.5 million and the restricted stock worth about $6 million. Assume the stock is down 10% and trading at $45. This makes the ESOs worth about $3.2 million with the restricted stock equal to about $5.4 million. Assume that the stock is down 25% and trading at $37.50. This makes the ESOs worth about $1.7 million with the restricted stock worth about $4.5 million.

And while we’ve singled out Dimon, he’s not the only executive to suddenly shift strategies. As Olagues notes, Morgan Stanley MS -0.43%   announced Jan. 23 that CEO James Gorman received 155,207 restricted shares worth about $5 million at grant. Last year Gorman was granted about 440,000 stock options valued at $3.3 million.

Nor is this shift limited to Wall Street. Again, Olagues found that Target Corp. TGT +0.37% handed out stock options to top executives on the second Wednesday of January for the last 10 years. This year the company didn’t hand out any on Jan. 8, just small amounts of restricted stock.

Likewise, Intel Corp. INTC +0.02%  handed out restricted stock according to a filing made yesterday.

Full article HERE . Its seems the big chiefs don’t think to highly about the next few quarters. Doesn’t matter, they have made their dollars anyways.

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