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Federal Showdown Looms in Oregon After BLM Abuse of Local Ranching Family – Bundys Lead Protest

21st Century Wire says…

A new front has just opened up in the long battle between America’s small farmers and the US federal government.

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DOUBLE JEOPARDY: Ranching family members Dwight Hammond (left) and his son Steven Hammond were sentenced twice for the same crime by federal officials.

Late last week, approximately 150 people marched to the Harney County, Oregon, Sheriffs office in a peaceful protest of the unlawful jailing of two Oregon ranchers, father, Dwight Hammond, 73, and son, Steven Hammond, 46, over accusations of arson for carrying out prescribed burnings on their family-owned cattle ranch in 2001 and 2006. The family and their supporters accuse the federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM) of carrying out a decades-long pattern of abuse and persecution against the Hammonds in a coordinated effort to drive them out of the family ranching business.

After a protest convened, a large group of supporters, including members of the Bundy family from Bunkerville, Nevada, left the public gathering and headed 50 miles outside of Burns, Oregon, (Burns is  located approximately 4 hours southeast of Portland), to the Malheur Wildlife Refuge Center, run by the BLM. The protesters have stated that their plan is to occupy the federal facility.

1-Malheur National Wildlife Refuge

Malheur National Wildlife building.

Because of the venue’s remote location, only a few journalists were able to report on the story over the weekend, but that was set to change on today, with dozens of new national media outlets arriving and setting up camp this morning. Law enforcement has already issued warnings for people to stay away, and the Sheriff’s office has also informed media to expect “multiple agencies” (state and federal law enforcement) to be there on Monday morning.

Below is a video statement (recorded on Jan 1st) from the protest’s spokesman, Ammon Bundy, making an impassioned appeal for public support in a campaign for justice and redress of grievances for the Hammond family and also for additional support to help occupy the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge facility. Since the call went out through social media, a number of supporters and militia members from around the country have started to arrive on-site, with many more expected to arrive in the coming days and weeks.

Watch:


In his media statements, Bundy acknowledged that indeed many of the protesters have arrived armed, but do so in lawful accordance to the 2nd Amendment of the US Constitution. He also made it very clear in his statement that the group does not intend to be aggressive and will not “go on the offense.”

A video update from protesters and militia members as they arrive on location at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge site:


Last week before the protest, a formal appeal was made in writing by the Bundy family to Harney County Oregon Sheriff David M. Ward, on behalf of ranchers Steven Dwight Hammond, and rancher Dwight Lincoln Hammond, Jr. Fellow farmer and rancher, Cliven Bundy, outlined he and his family’s views on the legal case, as well as recommendations to the Hammonds and the Sheriff to protect the family from unlawful imprisonment:

“The United States Justice Department has NO jurisdiction or authority within the State of Oregon, County of Harney over this type of ranch management. These lands are not under U.S. treaties or commerce, they are not article 4 territories, and Congress does not have unlimited power. These lands have been admitted into statehood and are part of the great State of Oregon and the citizens of Harney County enjoy the fullness of the protections of the U.S. Constitution. The U.S. Constitution limits United States government.” (see the full letter here)

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As expected, the media coverage on this story has been extremely partisan, with many left-leaning outlets like CNN already characterizing this story as a “Militia Takeover of Federal Building” by a “anti-government gang with guns”, without giving any real background commentary to the protracted legal controversy that had preceded events this week. One local affiliate KOIN6, even used the term “militants’ in the headline to describe protesters on site.

The following report from Conservative Treehouse, tells an incredible story of corruption and abuse of power by the federal government, its agents and courts, in what can only be described as a federal vendetta against the local family. Here’s the Hammond Ranch case timeline…

The short summary is:  in an effort to draw attention to a ridiculous arrest of a father and son pair of Oregon Ranchers (“Dwight Lincoln Hammond, Jr., 73, and his son, Steven Dwight Hammond, 46,) who are scheduled to begin five year prison sentences (turning themselves in tomorrow January 4th 2016), three brothers from the Cliven Bundy family and approximately 100/150 (and growing) heavily armed militia (former U.S. service members) have taken control of Malheur Wildlife Refuge Headquarters in the wildlife reserve.  They are prepared to stay there indefinitely.

Here’s the long version: including history, details, links video(s) and explanations:

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PHOTO: The Hammond Family

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

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

(a) In 1964 the Hammonds purchased their ranch in the Harney Basin. The purchase included approximately 6000 acres of private property, 4 grazing rights on public land, a small ranch house and 3 water rights. The ranch is around 53 miles South of Burns, Oregon.

(a1) By the 1970’s nearly all the ranches adjacent to the Blitzen Valley were purchased by the US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and added to the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. The refuge covers over 187,000 acres and stretches over 45 miles long and 37 miles wide. The expansion of the refuge grew and surrounds the Hammond’s ranch. Being approached many times by the FWS, the Hammonds refused to sell. Other ranchers also choose not to sell.

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

(a3) By 1980 a conflict was well on its way over water allocations on the adjacent privately owned Silvies Plain. The FWS wanted to acquire the ranch lands on the Silvies Plain to add to their already vast holdings. Refuge personnel intentionally diverted the water to bypass the vast meadowlands, directing the water into the rising Malheur Lakes. Within a few short years the surface area of the lakes doubled. Thirty-one ranches on the Silvies plains were flooded. Homes, corrals, barns and graze-land were washed away and destroyed. The ranchers that once fought to keep the FWS from taking their land, now broke and destroyed, begged the FWS to acquire their useless ranches. In 1989 the waters began to recede and the once thriving privately owned Silvies pains became a proud part of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge claimed by the FWS.

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

(b) In the early 1990’s the Hammonds filed on a livestock water source and obtained a deed for the water right from the State of Oregon. When the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) found out that the Hammonds obtained new water rights near the Malhuer Wildlife Refuge, they were agitated and became belligerent and vindictive towards the Hammonds. The US Fish and Wildlife Service challenged the Hammonds right to the water in an Oregon State Circuit Court. The court found that the Hammonds legally obtained rights to the water in accordance to State law and therefore the use of the water belongs to the Hammonds.*

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

(d) The FWS also began restricting access to upper pieces of the Hammond’s private property. In order to get to the upper part of the Hammond’s ranch they had to go on a road that went through the Malhuer Wildlife Refuge. The FWS began barricading the road and threatening the Hammonds if they drove through it. The Hammonds removed the barricades and gates and continued to use their right of access. The road was proven later to be owned by the County of Harney. This further enraged the BLM & FWS.

(e) Shortly after the road & water disputes, the BLM & FWS arbitrarily revoked the Hammond’s upper grazing permit without any given cause, court proceeding or court ruling. As a traditional “fence out state”, Oregon requires no obligation on the part of an owner to keep his or her livestock within a fence or to maintain control over the movement of the livestock. The Hammonds intended to still use their private property for grazing. However, they were informed that a federal judge ruled, in a federal court, that the federal government did not have to observe the Oregon fence out law. “Those laws are for the people, not for them”.

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

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

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

(i) In the early fall of 2001, Steven Hammond (son) called the fire department, informing them that he was going to be performing a routine prescribed burn on their ranch. Later that day he started a prescribed fire on their private property. The fire spread to public land and burned 127 acres of grass. The Hammonds put the fire out themselves. There was no communication about the burn from the federal government to the Hammonds at that time. Prescribed fires are a common method that Native Americans and ranchers have used in the area to increase the health & productivity of the land for many centuries.

(j) In 2006 a massive lightning storm started multiple fires that joined together inflaming the countryside. To prevent the fire from destroying their winter range and possibly their home, Steven Hammond (son) started a backfire on their private property. The backfire was successful in putting out the lightning fires that had covered thousands of acres within a short period of time. The backfire saved much of the range and vegetation needed to feed the cattle through the winter. Steven’s mother, Susan Hammond said: “The backfire worked perfectly, it put out the fire, saved the range and possibly our home”.

(j1) The next day federal agents went to the Harney County Sheriff’s office and filled a police report making accusing Dwight and Steven Hammond of starting the backfire. A few days after the backfire a Range-Con from the Burns District BLM office asked Steven if he would meet him in town (Frenchglen) for coffee. Steven accepted. When leaving he was arrested by Harney County Sheriff Dave Glerup and BLM Ranger Orr. the Sheriff  then ordered him to go to the ranch and bring back his father. Both Dwight and Steven were booked on multiple Oregon State charges. The Harney County District Attorney reviewed the accusation, evidence and charges, and determined that the accusations against Dwight & Steven Hammond did not warrant prosecution and dropped all the charges.

(k) In 2011, 5 years after the police report was taken, the U.S. Attorney’s Office accused Dwight and Steven Hammond of completely different charges, they accused them of being “Terrorist” under the Federal Antiterrorism Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996. This act carries a minimum sentence of five years in prison and a maximum sentence of death. Dwight & Steven’s mug shots were all over the news the next week posing them as “Arsonists”. Susan Hammond (Wife & Mother) said: “I would walk down the street or go in a store, people I had known for years would take extreme measures to avoid me”.

(l) Shortly after the sentencing, Capital Press ran a story about the Hammonds. A person who identified as Greg Allum posted three comments on the article, calling the ranchers “clowns” who endangered firefighters and other people in the area while burning valuable rangeland. Greg Allum, a retired BLM heavy equipment operator, soon called Capital Press to complain that he had not made those comments and request that they be taken down from the website. Capital Press removed the comments. A search of the Internet Protocol address associated with the comments revealed it is owned by the BLM’s office in Denver, Colorado. Allum said, he is friends with the Hammonds and was alerted to the comments by neighbors who knew he wouldn’t have written them. “I feel bad for them. They lost a lot and they’re going to lose more,” Allum said of the ranchers. “They’re not terrorists. There’s this hatred in the BLM for them, and I don’t get it,” The retired BLM employee said. Jody Weil, deputy state director for communications at BLM’s Oregon office, indicated to reporters that if one of their agents falsified the comments, they would keep it private and not inform the public.

(m) In September 2006, Dwight & Susan Hammond’s home was raided. The agents informed the Hammonds that they were looking for evidence that would connect them to the fires. The Hammonds later found out that a boot print and a tire tracks were found near one of the many fires. No matching boots or tires were found in the Hammonds home or on their property. Susan Hammond (Wife) later said; ” I have never felt so violated in my life. We are ranchers not criminals”. Steven Hammond openly maintains his testimony that he started the backfire to save the winter grass from being destroyed and that the backfire ended up working so well it put out the fire entirely altogether.

(n) During the trial proceedings, Federal Court Judge Michael Hogan did not allow time for certain testimonies and evidence into the trail that would have exonerated the Hammonds. Federal prosecuting attorney, Frank Papagni, was given full access for 6 days. He had ample time to use any evidence or testimony that strengthened the demonization of the Hammonds. The Hammonds attorney was only allowed 1 day. Much of the facts about the fires, land and why the Hammonds acted the way they did was not allowed into the proceedings and was not heard by the jury. For example, Judge Hogan did not allow time for the jury to hear or review certified scientific findings that the fires improved the health and productivity of the land. Or, that the Hammonds had been subject to vindictive behavior by multiple federal agencies for years.

(o) Federal attorney, Frank Papagni, hunted down a witness that was not mentally capable of being a credible witness. Dusty Hammond (grandson and nephew) testified that Steven told him to start a fire. He was 13 at the time and 24 when he testified (11 years later). At 24 Dusty had been suffering with mental problems for many years. He had estranged his family including his mother. Judge Hogan noted that Dusty’s memories as a 13-year-old boy were not clear or credible. He allowed the prosecution to continually use Dusty’s testimony anyway. When speaking to the Hammonds about this testimony, they understood that Dusty was manipulated and expressed nothing but love for their troubled grandson.

(p) Judge Michael Hogan & Frank Papagni tampered with the jury many times throughout the proceedings, including during the selection process. Hogan & Papagni only allowed people on the jury who did not understand the customs and culture of the ranchers or how the land is used and cared for in the Diamond Valley. All of the jurors had to drive back and forth to Pendleton everyday. Some drove more than two hours each way. By day 8 they were exhausted and expressed desires to be home.

On the final day, Judge Hogan kept pushing them to make a verdict. Several times during deliberation, Judge Hogan pushed them to make a decision. Judge Hogan also would not allow the jury to hear what punishment could be imposed upon an individual that has convicted as a terrorist under the 1996 act. The jury, not understanding the customs and cultures of the area, influenced by the prosecutors for 6 straight days, very exhausted, pushed for a verdict by the judge, unaware of the ramification of convicting someone as a terrorist, made a verdict and went home.

(q) June 22, 2012, Dwight and Steven were found guilty of starting both the 2001 and the 2006 fires by the jury. However, the federal courts convicted them both as “Terrorist” under the 1996 Antiterrorism Act. Judge Hogan sentenced Dwight (Father) to 3 months in prison and Steven (son) to 12 months in federal prison. They were also stipulated to pay $400,000 to the BLM. Hogan overruling the minimum terrorist sentence, commenting that if the full five years were required it would be a violation of the 8th amendment (cruel and unusual punishment). The day of the sentencing Judge Hogan retired as a federal judge. In his honor the staff served chocolate cake in the courtroom.

(r) On January 4, 2013, Dwight and Steven reported to prison. They fulfilled their sentences, (Dwight 3 months, Steven 12 months). Dwight was released in March 2013 and Steven, January 2014.

(s) Sometime in June 2014, Rhonda Karges, Field Manager for the BLM, and her husband Chad Karges, Refuge Manager for the Malheur Wildlife Refuge (which surrounds the Hammond ranch), along with attorney Frank Papagni exemplifying further vindictive behavior filed an appeal with the 9th District Federal Court seeking Dwight’s and Steven’s return to federal prison for the entire 5 years.*

(t) In October 2015, the 9th District Court “resentenced” Dwight and Steven, requiring them to return to prison for several more years. Steven (46) has a wife and 3 children. Dwight (74) will leave Susan (74) to be alone after 55 years of marriage. If he survives, he will be 79 when he is released.

(u) During the court preceding the Hammonds were forced to grant the BLM first right of refusal. If the Hammonds ever sold their ranch they would have to sell it to the BLM.

(v) Dwight and Steven are ordered to report to federal prison again on January 4th, 2016 to begin their re-sentencing. Both their wives will have to manage the ranch for several years without them.

To date they have paid $200,000 to the BLM, and the remainder $200,000 must be paid before the end of this year (2015). If the Hammonds cannot pay the fines to the BLM, they will be forced to sell the ranch to the BLM or face further prosecution. (more citations here)…

See updates at Conservative Treehouse

Here is another video update from Ammon Bundy:


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  • SteveF

    I wish them the best and hope DC psychopaths don’t hurt anybody

  • The Penitent Man

    Looks like people are afraid to comment. When the people fear their government there is tyranny. When the government fears the people there is liberty.

  • WeAreYourGods

    Although the arrest of the Hammonds seems like more abuse of power and unreasonable, the Bundys in this case have co-opted the event and if anything, made the situation worse for the Hammonds, who have denied any involvement in the protests or occupation.
    Unfortunately, the optics of this have been blasted all over TV alongside coverage of Obama’s planned executive order on gun control, used to make gun owners look like outlaws, some even throwing around the terrorism charge. They could not have hoped for a better even to cover to strengthen their public brainwash about guns. I’m all for protest but strategy and cooperation is important.

  • Paul Prichard

    The log cabin that has been occupied by the people most definitely is covered by the Enclave clause while the surrounding land with federal buildings is public land.

  • MoreThanYou

    more white christian terrorists with guns

    • WhiteEagle

      Don’t think the BLM are Christians. Terrorists, yes, Christians, no.

  • John C Carleton

    The “Federal Lands” are in fact, the lands of the people of the respective states in which the Lands are. For some reason, that i have never been able to get a real good answer why,(my opinion is it was done to give the Federal government, no matter how slim or ridiculous the claim, a claim of jurisdiction over these Lands), when a territory, was to be admitted as a State, all the public lands were transferred to the Federal “government”, then transferred back to the now States to be held in trust until it could be transferred to individuals through Land Patten process. All States East of the Mississippi did in fact receive their peoples lands back. But when it cane to the western States, the Feds just decide to steal the Land from the people of the States, and never transferred the Lands back. The one different place is Texas which told the Feds to go where it was hotter than South Texas, and refused to surrender it’s peoples Land. That is why you do not see vast tracts of “Federal Lands”, in Texas.

  • walcon

    This is typical corruption by illegal governments.

    • tony newbill

      Why the
      Hammonds?

      “The story is like an onion, you just keep peeling back the layers,”

      Maupin said.

      In an effort to stave off what they feared was a pending

      Clinton/Babbitt monument designation in 2000, a group of ranchers on the scenic

      Steens Mountain worked with Oregon Representative Greg Walden, a Republican, to

      draft and enact the Steens Mountain Cooperative Management and Protection Act

      that would prevent such a deed. The ranchers agreed to work with special

      interest “environmental” groups like the aggressive Oregon Natural Desert

      Association and others to protect the higher-than 10,000-foot peak.

      A number of ranchers at the top of the mountain traded their BLM

      permits and private property for land on the valley floor, allowing Congress to

      create a 170,000 acre wilderness in 2000, with almost 100,000 acres being

      “cow-free.”

      “The last holdouts on that cow-free wilderness are the Hammonds,” said

      Maupin. Though some still have BLM grazing permits, the Hammonds are the last

      private landowners in the area.

      In the Hammonds’ plea agreement in the 2012 trial, the BLM obtained the

      first right of refusal should the family have to sell their private

      land, Maupin added.

      “It’s become more and more obvious over the years that the BLM and the

      wildlife refuge want that ranch. It would tie in with what they have,” said

      Rusty Inglis, an area rancher and retired U.S. Forest Service employee.

      Read more here , http://www.tsln.com/news/18837869-113/where-theres-smoke

      Oregon Farm Bureau President Barry Bushue’s response: http://www.tsln.com/news/18551282-113/story.html

      “BLM accused the Hammonds of endangering lives, but a jury found they
      did not. Saying they ‘intentionally’ set fire to public land or threatened
      lives is not what the jury concluded. Federal attorney Billy Williams is wrong
      in his overblown statements in court yesterday. But he has helped frame the
      debate as we start to look at BLM’s own actions. If Williams’ rhetoric is the
      standard, BLM will have a lot of explaining to do, far beyond what they’ve done
      in this case,” said OFB President Barry Bushue.

      –Oregon Farm Bureau

      This Guy says he was an
      ambassador but what he says about the Hammonds
      is shocking …

      http://drwilliammount.blogspot.com/search?updated-min=2016-01-01T00:00:00-08:00&updated-max=2017-01-01T00:00:00-08:00&max-results=5

      unbelievable about the hammonds and the US DA that prosecuted them
      ……

      http://theconservativetreehouse.com/2016/01/04/unbelievable-update-oregon-bundy-militia-standoff-the-federal-prosecutor-at-the-heart-of-the-hammond-family-problem/

      I Love the Oregon Cattlemens Association !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      http://orcattle.com/2016/01/04/burns-the-hammonds-and-oregon-cattlemens-association/

      There is a rancher thats went to the wildlife center and is talking
      about his ranch being put out of business by the antiquities act that Obama is
      getting ready to enact on Jan 16

      Check this out Bundy talking to
      this rancher about whats going on today
      !!!!!!!! https://www.facebook.com/bundyranch/videos/939148952828580/

      heres another rancher at the wildlife refuge talking about the Canyons
      Monument act

      https://www.facebook.com/bundyranch/videos/939409412802534/

      • junktex

        Peeling back the layers till you get to the mineral assets of the Hammonds’ land

  • bv

    The Feds are Reds. That’s what this is really about.

  • Hugh Mayle

    The “other” side of the story :
    http://www.counterpunch.org/2016/01/04/the-bundy-militia-raid-on-burns-what-the-media-left-out/

    I personally don’t know what to believe just yet – I suspect that, as usual, the truth is somewhere in the middle.

  • Dorothy McVaney

    Yet, when a document surfaces that proves without doubt that the Birth Certificate which Barack Hussein Obama has made available to the citizens of the United States and the World that he is an American citizen and is eligible to be president, is shoveled under a rug and ignored by the Justice Department.

    What is this Documented that Proves Forgery?

    “Race of Father” – “African”
    “Race of Mother” – “Caucasian ”

    Neither of these two racial designations was used during 1961, they are completely illegal.

    1. Africa is a continent and contains 47 different countries and everyone born in Africa, in all 47 countries, is African. Being “African” is not a race.

    2. Caucasian persons were designated as “White” in 1961, not Caucasian.

    Here is the Proof.

    The following excerpt is from the Vital Statistics Report of the United States in 1961. It is a 246 page document that was produced and co-written by the Surgeon General of the United States as well as the Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare. These two Federal Government departments set up the criteria of reporting for Federal Government forms, especially Health, Education, and Welfare.

    Vital Statistics of the United States in 1961
    VOLUME I-NATALITY

    U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, EDUCATION, AND WELFARE
    ANTHONY I. CELEBREZZE, SECRETARY
    PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE
    LUTHER L. TERRY, SURGEON GENERAL

    NATIONAL CENTER FOR HEALTH STATISTICS
    FORREST E. LINDER, PH. D., Director
    THEODORE D. WOOLSEY, Assistant Director
    0. K. SAGEN, PH. D., Assistant Director

    “Page 231”

    “Race and Color”

    “Births in the United States in 1961 are classified for vital statistics into white, Negro, American Indian, Chinese, Japanese, Aleut, Eskimo, Hawaiian and Part-Hawaiian (combined), and “other nonwhite.”

    “The category “white” includes, in addition to persons reported as “white,” those
    reported as Mexican or Puerto Rican. With one exception, a reported mixture of
    Negro with any other race is included in the Negro group; other mixed parentage
    is classified according to the race of the nonwhite parent and mixtures of
    nonwhite races to the race of the father. The exception refers to a mixture of
    Hawaiian and any other race, which is classified as Part-Hawaiian. In most tables a less detailed classification of “white” and “nonwhite” is used.”

    “Completeness of birth registration in 1961 for “white” births is estimated to be
    99.3 percent and for “nonwhite” births, 96.6 percent. The most recent figures for
    other groups are from the 1950 test which indicated registration completeness at
    that time to be 85.1 percent for American Indians and 97.4 percent for ”other
    races,”chiefly Chinese and Japanese. Both figures are probably higher for 1961,
    but more precise estimates are not available.”

    “A comparison of the race designation in matched sets of birth certificates and
    census records from the 1950 registration completeness ‘test indicates very high
    agreement for white persons and Negroes. There were, however, sub-stantially
    fewer American Indians recorded on birth records than on census records.”

    ***********************************************************************************

    There is absolutely no mention in this document of “African” or “Caucasian” as being an approved designations the races of “Negro”, or “White” persons in the United States.

    This document proves 100% that the Birth Certificate of Barack is a forgery even without the fine work that was performed by the Sheriff’s Department in Arizona.

  • Everthe Rebel

    NOTICE
    to All Members of the Press Corps, All Federal Employees, All Members
    of the American Armed Forces, All Sheriffs, United States Marshals, and
    Others Responsible for Public Safety and Peacekeeping Regarding the Take
    Over of BLM Facilities in the Western States

    Issued by Judge Anna Maria Riezinger

    January 3, 2016

    Although it may come as a surprise to many Americans we have been
    mischaracterized and misidentified as British Crown Subjects for the
    better part of a hundred years. This travesty has never been corrected;
    instead, the British Crown, a commercial investment organization, has
    kidnapped and press-ganged American land assets into the international
    jurisdiction of the sea and has pillaged our labor and our resources
    without mercy in criminal conspiracy and contempt of our Constitution.
    They have been aided and abetted in this activity by members of the
    American Bar Association and the Internal Revenue Service acting as
    licensed privateers.

    These vipers nurtured in our bosom pretending to be our “Friends”
    and our “Allies” and even our “Trustees” have practiced identity theft
    against the American people, have involved us in their own private
    bankruptcies as sureties obligated to pay their debts; they have
    pretended that because of their fraud against us, we have “abandoned”
    our property including our land patents, our bank accounts, and our
    organic states. They have usurped against our lawful government,
    enslaved our people, and acted as criminals in our midst.

    The corporations responsible for this behavior are no different
    and no better than Walmart or Sears or Burger King; they have used names
    like “Bureau of Land Management” or “United States Department of
    Agriculture” and so on under color of law.

    The “Bureau of Land Management” is not an actual unit of the
    American government. It is a foreign corporation whose only business
    here is to provide us with “essential governmental services”.

    The land patents to the western states are owed to the States of
    America and the Indigenous Tribal Governments without exception. The
    only ownership accruing to the Federal United States dba District of
    Columbia Municipal Corporation or in other corporate guises is vested
    entirely in the ten square miles of the District and limited to its
    Boundary Stones. The only ownership vested in the Federal Government in
    the western states or anywhere else is a lease interest in facilities
    that have been provided to expedite their service missions.

    The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) facilities being occupied by
    American Militiamen were bought and paid for by the people of this
    country for the use of the BLM with the understanding that the BLM is a
    unit of the American government and is working in good faith for the
    people of this nation.

    However, according to the public and private records, the BLM is
    not in fact any part of our lawful government at all and has not been so
    for decades. It is a privately owned foreign “governmental services
    corporation” operating under color of law; it has no business
    interfering in the activities of the ranchers and farmers, occupying
    government facilities under conditions of fraud, or otherwise presenting
    false claims of interest, ownership, or authority.

    The Hammonds and the Bundy Family are Priority Creditors of all
    the governmental services corporations which are now or which have
    operated in this country in the past. They are tax exempt and their
    “vessels in commerce”— meaning the various trusts and public utilities
    operated under their NAMES without their knowledge or consent— are
    all tax-prepaid. They and their countrymen are owed the patent to all
    land within the geographically defined boundaries of their respective
    states, free and clear of liens, encumbrances, or other presumptions
    against their property rights by foreign corporations operating under
    conditions of self-interested fraud.

    BLM employees are here to provide “essential governmental
    services”. Those services do not include acting as undeclared commercial
    mercenaries operating under color of law and against the best interests
    of their employers and benefactors. Any federal employee offering to
    harm or interfere in the normal occupations of their employers, that is,
    the people of this country, or to prohibit their employer’s customary
    use of the land and resources they are heir to is acting as an Outlaw in
    contempt of the Public Law and the actual Constitution and is subject
    to arrest under the Bounty Hunter provisions of the United States
    Statutes-at-Large.

    Being employed by BLM like being employed by JC PENNY confers no
    special authority, grants no immunity, and is not a license to undertake
    any activity that would otherwise be unlawful—including trespassing on
    private property, making fraudulent claims, and racketeering under armed
    force. The rule for federal employees and law enforcement officials
    including “Federal State” and “Federal County” officials is that if you
    can’t do it in your private capacity, you can’t do it at all.

    Members of the Press Corps are similarly reminded of their
    responsibility to safeguard public safety and obey the Public Law,
    including their obligation not to incite, misrepresent, or engage in
    insurrection against the lawful government of the people, by the people,
    and for the people. This is not a country of the corporation, by the
    corporation or for the corporation. Anyone needing to be reminded of
    that fact should question both their education and their sanity.

    The highest Law Officer in this country is the County Sheriff who
    has accepted the public office, received his bond, and taken his Oath.
    He is enabled to deputize as many men as he needs to enforce the Public
    Law within the borders of his county and may require the use of any and
    all equipment and facilities paid for with public funds in pursuit of
    these ends. He works directly for the people of his county and is
    accountable only to them.

    All federal employees are guests of the people of each county and
    state. So long as they pursue their lawful duties and do not
    inappropriately presume upon, threaten, harass, or otherwise offer to
    harm their hosts, over-reach their lawful jurisdiction, or make false
    claims against land assets they are owed safe conduct and support. The
    moment they breach the peace, break the Public Law, offer contempt
    against the Constitution, engage in operations under color of
    law—including trespass on private property, cattle rustling, armed
    racketeering and so on, they are subject to arrest like any common
    felon.

    The people of this country are the employers, benefactors, and
    Priority Creditors of all federal corporations, all federal employees,
    all federal contractors, and all federal officials. The people did not
    grant their hirelings any power to harass them, indebt them,
    mischaracterize them, change their political status, seize upon their
    property, defraud them, trespass upon them, or engage in any other
    criminal activity whatsoever.

    It must be squarely recognized that the burning of barns is
    arson. The theft and removal of livestock is cattle rustling. The
    bringing of false claims of indebtedness and obligation is fraud. The
    presentation of weapons, especially tactical weapons, employed in any of
    these activities is assault and attempted racketeering under force by
    undeclared private mercenary forces. It is now easy to recognize that
    these are crimes masquerading as “law enforcement”.

    The private in-house laws of corporations must remain in accord
    with the Public Law or those corporations must be liquidated as crime
    syndicates and their assets distributed to those they have harmed and to
    their lawful creditors. This includes the BLM, the UNITED STATES, the
    AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION, the STATE OF OREGON, or any other corporation
    found to be operating in violation of the Public Law and their own
    charter.

    Any questions may be addressed to:

    Judge Anna Maria Riezinger

    (907) 250-5087

    Judge Bruce Doucette

    (720) 338-0394

  • Isacc Witham

    Negligence of letting a Back Fire get out of hand IS NOT TERRORISM and Fact is They Were NOT found guilty of Terrorism ONLY unlawfully burning …… I see the Back Fire intentionally set as that BUT not Terrorism …… The BLM knows what lays under the Ground at Hammonds Ranch THAT’s What They COVET that’s Their Real Motive …… They know what it’s worth. DC is supposed to be confined to 100 Sq Miles BUT through Theft of Vast Indian Land and Militarism have become Out Of Control TYRANTS …… BULLIES and Tyrants ….. This is what They are after READ the Dept of Interior’s Own Prospecting / Treasure Map ……. http://webharvest.gov/peth04/20041101185852/http://www.or.blm.gov/Burns/Planning/AndrewsSteensRMP/AMS/AMS-Final/Fig2.17_locmin.gif

  • Sam Nelson

    Isn’t this like what happened to the Ukrainians before, during and after WW2, when Communist Jews starved, what, 30 -50 million Ukrainians to death, disallowing the Ukrainians the use of their land, confiscating their crops? Considering the weather manipulation going on by the Federal Government, the land seizures and giant corporation takeover of farmland, so much of it Jew owned and organized. Do you think Communist Jews have infiltrated America at all levels of control and intend to starve so many millions of us to death? It sort of looks this way to me. We shouldn’t think we are above such terror as was endured by the people of Europe during two world wars. This one might be ours, our turn, our last…all of the terror the last several centuries was mostly from the British Elite, the Rothschild’s and their Jewish minions, aren’t we still in their grasp? If not, consider the Government actions and conduct these last several decades, complete disregard for the Law. Someone is telling the politicians what to do and I don’t think it is Americans.

    • Eileen Kuch

      Of course, Communist (Bolshevik) Jews infiltrated America at all levels and intend to starve millions of citizens to death, Sam .. this infiltration began not long after the corrupt Woodrow Wilson took office. The Rothschild Khazar Central bank aka “Federal Reserve” was instituted through an illegal passage of the “Federal Reserve Act” by just a handful of Congressmen and Senators (legislation needs a quorum to pass, which this didn’t have) and signed by Wilson. This action took place while over 90% of Congress was in Christmas recess and its members at home celebrating. From that moment on, the Bolshevik Jews/Rothschild Khazar Mafia banksters increased their control over the USG – involving all three Branches.

      Since 1913, the RKM banksters and their Bolshevik allies have spread their deadly tentacles into state and local governments; and the Bundy and Hammond standoffs have become the blowback against this Bolshevik incursion.
      The difference between 1930’s Ukraine and 21st Century America is this: the Ukrainian population was totally disarmed, unable to resist the Bolshevik assault .. whereas, the vast majority of the American population is heavily armed (with half being hunters, combat veterans, or both), thanks to the 2nd Amendment. This fact alone terrifies the RKM.

    • Mudhole

      Actually, Sam, it was about 5 million Ukrainians. Still a lot of people.

    • WhiteEagle

      EXACTLY! Add this also to the Walmarts that were converted into barbedwire surrounded stores with RFID reader regesters, and continuing destruction of family farms and ranches elsewhere and its quite a nasty picture. Oh, and the Commie bosses used CHILDREN as obserevers to keep the Ukranian farmers out of their own crop plots!
      Im thinking of all the illegal kids being brought in and indocterened in whatever schools or institutions they are being held in. Perhaps a future ‘Children’s Crusade’ here. Obama’s desired citizen army.

  • Rick

    Thanks for a well written article and explanation of the case.

    The federal government is way to big and powerful.

  • Viva Michael

    Where are these people when mobs of blacks are attacking and killing or hospitalizing whites, giving them brain damage, broken jaws, broken eye sockets and rioting and destroying property with impunity?

    • WhiteEagle

      On top of a few store fronts that they were hired to protect as security, and having Homeland Defence snipers climb up on another building… aiming their government rifles at them while they were doing their job?

  • moinor

    I call for the termination of Rhonda Karges (Field Manager for the BLM) and her husband Chad Karges (Refuge Manager for the Malheur Wildlife Refuge) jobs immediately. NO ONE who works for the tax payers should have this type of power!!! Wake up America!!!

  • anna miller

    It’s part of the Agenda 21 land grab from private ownership. It is amazing how few citizens have even heard of Agenda 21. And it’s no mistake that Obama came out with another incremental installment of the gun grab. I abhor TV and newspapers, but I overheard the propagandized version of the Hammond Ranch saga on TV and it was so outrageous, I had to leave the building.

  • Archie1954

    That is federal misconduct, fraud, blackmail and injustice, in fact gross corruption to tell the truth. I have been noting the number of times the US judicial system shows its corruption and its too many to count. It isn’t necessarily individual corruption,although that is certainly evident, but more systemic corruption built in from the get go! This sis definitely a case of corruption. The judge was grossly negligent in not allowing the persecution of the Hammonds to be brought before the jury!

  • Mudhole

    I don’t think the version of events being reported by the media is accurate. My guess is that this is some kind of Federal honey pot operation. The Feds may well be trying to lure some hotheads out into the middle of nowhere and kill them, thus justifying some kind of planned gun grab.

  • http://21stCenturyWire.com Stewart Howe

    There’s a reason “Frontier Justice” is called that. It is justice.

    These criminal Fed scum bags and their hired help will not long evade reciprocity. Lawful retribution with no quarter is in the wind.

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  • T.j. Thomas

    While I sympathize with the argument about people being forced off their land by the government, the argument usually made by people wanting the federal government to quit owning land – that the government has no right to it – would also mean that the military will have all of its land taken as well. Are they then calling for the military to lose its land also, and if not, how can they make the argument for other agencies giving up property but not the military?

    • WhiteEagle

      Maybe a good idea, have to have permission from the State affected to have a base. Feds in Nevada are expanding ‘Area 51’ and associated lands by harassing local land owners.

  • Ryan freemyer

    Where I’m from people are to proud to accept welfare. There is no BLM land in Texas . My father and grandfather got a loan from the bank and paid it off. I didn’t know how dependent ranchers in other states were on essentially free government grazing. It’s angering to know my tax dollars go to such leeches. Why cant a land owner, the federal government in this case, stop an unprofitable lease? I’d kick them all off. They need to learn how to make it on their own in the real world.

  • WhiteEagle

    Thought I would add this link:

  • Mikhail

    When the government defaults on it’s debt (which keep rising
    exponentially year after year), then the banksters will end up owning
    what was once “Federal lands”. It’s just about that simple.
    Wall
    Street owns 90% of America’s political prostitutes in D.C………..in
    BOTH parties. It’s also why Hillary armed ISIS/ISIL when they were
    still the Muslim Brotherhood in Syria……..so that Wall Street’s
    “defense industry” (perpetual war for corporate profit machine) would
    have a new boogey man to scare even more tax dollars out of
    Americans…………after the Wall Street corporations shipped American
    jobs & industry to China for Wall Street’s corporate profits……
    ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
    and
    only one or two voices in D.C. spoke up in opposition of such a
    TRAITORous act. (Thank you, Dr. Ron Paul……….for your loyalty to
    America…………….and not that “dual citizenship” loyalty exhibited
    by Wall Street Banksterbergs & Bankstersteins……..and their
    wholly owned political prostitutes in D.C…………..again, in BOTH
    parties.