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Despite Clark County Sheriff Douglas Gillespie announcing on Saturday that the BLM had agreed to cease its operation against Bundy, the BLM now asserts that it played no part in the deal and will continue to pursue Bundy “administratively and judicially” for the $1 million in grazing fees it claims Bundy owes the feds.
Since Bundy has steadfastly refused to pay the fee, offering instead to pay it to Clark County, the feds will have no option other than to send armed men to arrest Bundy or restart the operation to confiscate his cattle. Such action will then prompt thousands of Americans to rally to Bundy’s defense just as they did last week, threatening another standoff.
“The door isn’t closed. We’ll figure out how to move forward with this,” BLM spokesman Craig Leff told the Associated Press, adding, “The BLM and National Park Service did not cut any deal and negotiate anything, there was no deal we made.”
The states need to take back these sorts of federal lands and be done with it. If there is anyone that cant see what the Federal government has become domestically, not to mention financially overextended, their may be no hope for you at this point. This really has little to do with states rights as much as it does a power heavy Federal Government and doing whats good for the nation.
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I think the whole thing is pretty lame in my opinion. He didnt pay his taxes...ever. Everyone is fighting for a thief.
He didnt pay his taxes and they are goin to take his stuff. Everyone is all up in arms. Paying taxes goes hand in hand with using a fork and wiping your a**. It just is truly moronic, we should have an armed militia going around clearing out all pesky gubment workers always trying to get us to pay those silly taxes.
So what, did Sheriff Gillespie flat out lie then, when he pronounced a deal had been made? I mean WTF. The more I hear about that damn sheriff, the less I trust him. They need a new sheriff. Either that or the BLM is lying.edit on Mon Apr 14th 2014 by TrueAmerican because: (no reason given)
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Sheriff Douglas C. Gillespie issued a press release late Saturday night saying he mediated the agreement between the Bundy familiy and BLM.
"I want to stress to all of you that as the sheriff of Clark County I cannot interfere with the Federal government when it is operating on Federal land," Gillespie said. "And because this is BLM property, it is in their jurisdiction. But when a group of protesters threaten civil unrest or violence in this county -- it is my job to step in and ensure the safety of citizens."