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    OR - Militia members occupy federal building in Oregon after protest

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/n...test/78226600/

    "A protest in support of Oregon ranchers facing jail time for arson has escalated into an armed takeover of a federal wildlife building and an anti-government call-to-arms." More at the link...

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    I just saw this in my Facebook feed and immediately checked here for a thread.

    Oregon ranchers reject Cliven Bundy family occupation

    BURNS, Ore. - A group of angry anti-government protesters have occupied a building at a national wildlife refuge in Oregon in what they say is an act of solidarity for a pair of ranchers facing jail time for burning government land.

    However, the Hammond family, the Oregon ranchers at the center of the dispute, say they don't want them there, reports CBS affiliate KOIN in Portland, Ore.
    eta reading comprehension fail.
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    I looked for a thread earlier! Would have started one myself but got distracted..

    #OregonUnderAttack has been trending on Twitter here in the UK for several hours but MSM doesn't seem to be mentioning much?

    https://mobile.twitter.com/search?q=...rAttack&s=tyah

    Quite bizarre!
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    (CNN)Armed anti-government protesters have taken over a building in a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon, accusing officials of unfairly punishing ranchers who refused to sell their land.

    One them is Ammon Bundy, the 40-year-old son of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, who is well-known for anti-government action.

    http://www.cnn.com/2016/01/03/us/ore...efuge-protest/

    Among the occupiers are several members of the Bundy family, whose patriarch — Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy — was involved in an armed standoff with government agents over grazing rights in 2014.

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    “The Refuge represents a crucial stop along the Pacific Flyway and offers resting, breeding, and nesting habitat for hundreds of migratory birds and other wildlife,” a statement on the site says. “Many of the species migrating through or breeding here are highlighted as priority species in national bird conservation plans.”
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...-rural-oregon/

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    At least one person could be seen in video footage with a gun, but it was unclear what kind of weapons the protesters had, or if they were part of any larger organization — although local residents were visibly worried and had even posted signs saying "Militia go home."

    "It's sort of frightening when there are people making threats and people toting guns," Burns resident Kainan Jordan told KTVZ. "We're not used to this kind of thing here."

    http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/...refuge-n489311


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    Quote Originally Posted by skibaboo View Post
    I looked for a thread earlier! Would have started one myself but got distracted..

    #OregonUnderAttack has been trending on Twitter here in the UK for several hours but MSM doesn't seem to be mentioning much?

    https://mobile.twitter.com/search?q=...rAttack&s=tyah

    Quite bizarre!
    Interesting!

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    They use the land for free . Such entitlement for them to graze their cattle while other ranchers have to pay for feed. Pathetic .

    And protesting an arson charge. Yup. Arson is no issue. So if people die . No biggie to them

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    Thanks for making a thread on this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skibaboo View Post
    I looked for a thread earlier! Would have started one myself but got distracted..

    #OregonUnderAttack has been trending on Twitter here in the UK for several hours but MSM doesn't seem to be mentioning much?

    https://mobile.twitter.com/search?q=...rAttack&s=tyah

    Quite bizarre!
    MSM rarely covers things here that have the word ' militia ' in them. When it ends, you 'll see why .

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    Update at 9:15 p.m.: Statement from Harney County Sheriff Dave Ward: "After the peaceful rally was completed today, a group of outside militants drove to the Malheur Wildlife Refuge, where they seized and occupied the refuge headquarters. A collective effort from multiple agencies is currently working on a solution. For the time being please stay away from that area. More information will be provided as it becomes available. Please maintain a peaceful and united front and allow us to work through this situation."
    http://www.oregonlive.com/pacific-no...ith_quiet.html


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    The occupation came shortly after an estimated 300 marchers — militia and local citizens both — paraded through Burns to protest the prosecution of two Harney County ranchers, Dwight Hammond Jr. and Steven Hammond, who are to report to prison on Monday.

    In phone interviews from inside the occupied building Saturday night, Ammon Bundy and his brother, Ryan Bundy, said they are not looking to hurt anyone. But they would not rule out violence if police tried to remove them, they said.

    "The facility has been the tool to do all the tyranny that has been placed upon the Hammonds," Ammon Bundy said.

    "We're planning on staying here for years, absolutely," he added. "This is not a decision we've made at the last minute."
    http://www.oregonlive.com/pacific-no...ith_quiet.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by human View Post
    They use the land for free . Such entitlement for them to graze their cattle while other ranchers have to pay for feed. Pathetic .

    And protesting an arson charge. Yup. Arson is no issue. So if people die . No biggie to them
    I don't believe you understand the arson event and they purchase those allotments to graze public land. They have been encroached upon by the Government reneging on the purchases.

    The arson was a grass fire that got into "public" lands from their land and they served their sentence. then a Judge decided they didn't serve enough years ago and ordered them back to jail for more sentencing.
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    The ranchers: The case of Dwight Hammond Jr. and his son Steven brought Ammon Bundy and his supporters to Burns.The two men scheduled to report to federal prison on Monday after they were convicted in 2012 of arson. They set public land on fire near their ranch south of Burns. The occupiers are demanding they not be imprisoned. The Hammonds have had several run-ins with the government, including a 1994 episode involving the refuge. The Hammonds got into a dispute over access to water for their cattle after refuge officials began fencing off part of the refuge. Dwight Hammond was arrested in connection with the episode but was never prosecuted.
    http://www.oregonlive.com/pacific-no...t-news_article

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    Quote Originally Posted by SCHMAE View Post
    MSM rarely covers things here that have the word ' militia ' in them. When it ends, you 'll see why .
    I don't watch TV, but it was trending on Facebook and a lot of news articles come up. Including the CBC, which seems weird. And the whole thing is scary. JMO

    How do you think it's going to end?

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    Very interesting. The supreme court decision.

    http://www.justice.gov/sites/default...sg_aay_v2b.pdf

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