Monday, April 21, 2014

New Assignment

I'm gonna be incommunicado for a bit due to a new assignment. The read ahead material they sent me had a photo
of my destination and a suggested stop en-route. After looking at them let me know what you think.

Why couldn't it be Cracker Barrel or HoJos ?

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Every Picture Tells A Story Don't It ?

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), who was exposed last Friday as the mastermind behind the Bureau of Land Management’s persecution of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, can be seen in this March 2014 photo breaking ground for a new solar farm near the Bundy Ranch, emphasizing that the senator’s plan for solar projects in Nevada wasn’t just limited to the shelved solar farm near Laughlin.
Signaling the first day of construction of the Moapa Southern Paiute Solar Project, which is about 35 miles from the Bundy homestead in Bunkerville, Nevada, Sen. Reid joined representatives from the Moapa Band of Paiutes, executives from First Solar, Inc. and the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power for the groundbreaking ceremony on March 21.

“First Solar is thrilled to celebrate this important milestone with Sen. Reid and distinguished guests, and honored to work with the Moapa Band of Paiutes on this landmark project,” Jim Hughes, the CEO of First Solar, said at the time.

The development of solar farms just like this one is exactly why Sen. Reid was using the BLM, whose director is Reid’s former senior advisor, to push Bundy out of the Gold Butte area his family has worked for over 140 years.

As revealed last Friday, the BLM specifically stated that it wanted Bundy and his cattle out of the area as part of the agency’s “regional mitigation strategy for the Dry Lake Solar Energy Zone.”

The BLM attempted a cover-up by deleting documents exposing the plan from its web site, but fortunately contributors at the Free Republic were able to save them for posterity.

Others have attempted to whitewash the situation by suggesting that the solar farm development was only limited to the shelved 2012 deal between Sen. Reid and Chinese-owned ENN Energy Group in Laughlin, Nev., but by reading the BLM’s own documents it is quite obvious that this is not the case.

“The BLM’s current action builds on the Western Solar Energy Plan, a two-year planning effort conducted on behalf of the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Energy to expand domestic energy production and spur development of solar energy on public lands in six western states,” the BLM announced in a March 14 press release. “The Western Solar Energy Plan provides a blueprint for utility-scale solar energy permitting in Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico and Utah by establishing Solar Energy Zones with access to existing or planned transmission, incentives for development within those Solar Energy Zones, and a process through which to consider additional Solar Energy Zones and solar projects.”

“The Regional Mitigation Strategy for the Dry Lake Solar Energy Zone is the first of several pilot plans to be developed by the BLM,” the press release added.

In summary, the BLM, acting under Sen. Reid’s corrupt interests, wants Cliven Bundy out of the 600,000 acre Gold Butte area so the agency can use the land for future solar projects and de facto buffer zones surrounding the solar farms.

This is crony capitalism at its finest and Bundy’s supporters, who numbered in the thousands, knew it.

Benghazi Ranch

When Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy refused to take his cattle off land the federal government demanded for the habitat of an endangered desert tortoise, it focused the nation’s attention on an arena Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., may have preferred to be kept quiet.

An investigative report published last week by drew a connection between Senate Majority Leader Reid’s involvement with Chinese energy giant ENN, Chinese efforts to build massive solar facilities in the Nevada desert and the showdown between Bundy and the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, or BLM.

It wasn’t the first report to notice curious dealings involving the Chinese and America’s top Democrats.

Harry Reid’s last roundup: Exclusive: Joseph Farah exposes China deal possibly driving fed action against rancher

On Jan. 20, 2013, WND warned Chinese government-backed economists were proposing a plan to allow Chinese corporations to set up “development zones” in the United States as part of a plan proposed by the Chinese government to convert into equity the more than $1 trillion in U.S. Treasury debt owned by the Chinese government.

The next day, Jan. 21, 2013, WND documented the Obama administration had begun to allow China to acquire major ownership interests in oil and natural gas resources across the USA


Bundy Ranch

From Storm Clouds Gathering and what you're not being told about the BLM/Bundy Ranch fiasco.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

WHEW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! No Range War

Finally someone in charge of this mess came to their senses. Whoever made this decision to stop this insanity deserves a big thank you from all patriotic Americans and full accolades. Its sounds like the decision was made solely on the basis of saving American lives, both BLMs and concerned citizens.
I don't know about anyone else but that alone reinforces my belief that the American system of justice and self-governance does work, not always well at times but at least better than anything else that has ever existed in this world.
I guess Harry Reid's son will have to find another way to steal public land and line his pockets.

Update: Militia Arrives at Bundy Ranch, Nevada

What seems to be missed in all this is whats behind it. It has nothing to do with the fact Bundy’s family has been grazing cattle there 100 years, it has nothing to do with a non-indigenous tortoise species which was introduced there. It has everything to do with the fact Harry Reid’s son is trying to lease the land to the Chinese to build a solar farm.
US taxpayers are probably footing the bill through “Green Energy” tax subsidies.
Don’t let this get out to the militias in NV or there will be a range war.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Protest At Bundy Ranch in Nevada

I am starting to wonder if the federal government is trying to trigger another Waco or Ruby Ridge in
their attempt to deprive rancher Cliven Bundy of his right to his livelihood, raising meat for your and my table. It seems that making their point to the citizenry of these United States, in which they are all powerful and no one should dare defy them, they are running dangerously close. Especially when the majority of the country are already fed up with the mess they have created elsewhere and the constant abuses of their authority which is derived from our consent. If they are looking for the match to light this fire, they may have found it, but just remember this Washington DC, there are millions of people hoping you will set the tender on fire. That authority you hold, granted from us, can just as well be removed in the right circumstances. Look around you, half the world is trying to burn down their capitols and replace their governments. If you start that here, it will be the largest insurgency the world has ever known. You don't care ? We will see about that. I am hoping you come to your senses soon and start doing what we pay you to do, protect the citizens, or I am afraid you may get fired from your jobs.

 Update: Word on the street from sources close to the militia movement is that up to 5,000 armed militia members will be arriving in Bunkerville, Nevada sometime today. 


Monday, April 7, 2014

TCCC Prereqs

Sorry for not keeping up with this much lately, other priorities and all. Hey, it ain't easy being a farmer these days.
This post is directed to anyone wishing to take a TCCC course,........anywhere. One of the nice things about training military and PD groups is, they come with the tactical knowledge to work well together as squads and platoons and not get themselves killed. They could work out a squad assault problem if they were in a coma.

The problem in training civilian groups is, they usually have at most one or two members who have any serious military background. I often end up during the FTX with a bunch of folks who absorbed the medical lessons from the battlefield and would be able to apply them, if they didn't get themselves killed during engagement. While my course is a tactical medical course, there is just not enough time to teach tactics as well as battlefield emergency medicine. You need to have a firm understanding of basic military tactics such as patrol formation and movement, react to contact and disengagement drills, radio communications and command and control elements. Please learn these things either from trainers like Max V or MountaiGuerilla or Defense Training Group or someone with a solid military background before attempting the TCCC course. Here are a couple of good youtubes to get you started.
Max V
John Mosby
Combat Studies Group

DanMorgan76 is a good place to pick up some good information on communications and radios.