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originally posted by: Glinda
a reply to: freemanwalking
Great link. Thanks for sharing it...as a mom I cannot wrap my mind around bringing CHILDREN to this "event."
My initial thoughts on the occupation was "this brings light to the excesses of the Bureau of Land Management." My logic, remote locale, media will eventually cover, public attention will be captured SLOWLY...and then the consistent media statement as this was initially reported "occupying a federal building" (hardly a courthouse or office building--remote lodges and a gift shop) but the talking points make it sound like there could be hostages and a disruption of "federal"'services for the entire state of Oregon.
Now add into the mix Obama doing a "Townhall" Thursday night (on gun control) and I can see something "occurring" on Wednesday for discussion the very next day...and now children are there too.
I fear this won't end well.
originally posted by: ReadLeader
NO new news. The feds are quiet. Nothing but crickets. The latest updates by the MSM all have new "baited" titles, but the same content. .
It's humorous at best. The big bad militia boys are acting as thought there is a " cause " for us all to follow.... they are legends In thier own minds....
God, please make the rumors of kiddos present just a rumor
originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: galadofwarthethird
So basically this is a argument of who is the best thief and there methods of holding that said stolen land?
No it is about what the hell are the Bundys doing there.
Cliven Bundy is not participating in the occupation of the wildlife refuge and it is unclear how many people are there with his son. The group claimed on Saturday that more than 100 people were with them, but reporters on the scene that night said the number appeared to be closer to a dozen.
“The battle was brought to us,” said Dan Nichols, a county commissioner who is also a neighbor of the Hammond family. “This county isn’t supportive of what’s being done here at all. Once again, it’s a bunch of those who live without the county telling us what we need to do, how we need to be doing it and the repercussions if we don’t.”
originally posted by: TechniXcality
a reply to: MystikMushroom
They've yet to display terroristic actions,
Like a high body count
Hitting soft targets with unarmed people
Causing mass mayhem and confusion in the streets
They are a armed political movement currently protesting they could potentially become terroristic if this situation isn't resolved peacefully, it's hard to measure intent but as of now they are sitting in a unoccupied federal building with notions of protecting freedom, they've yet to terrorize but it's a possibility with a situation like this.
Under current United States law, set forth in the USA PATRIOT Act, acts of domestic terrorism are those which: "(A) involve acts dangerous to human life that are a violation of the criminal laws of the United States or of any State; (B) appear to be intended— (i) to intimidate or coerce a civilian population; (ii) to influence the policy of a government by intimidation or coercion; or (iii) to affect the conduct of a government by mass destruction, assassination, or kidnapping; and (C) occur primarily within the territorial jurisdiction of the United States."
originally posted by: Phage
It would seem that, at the least, they are trespassing on federal property.