HB2699 – April 14 – Senate COW – “endangered species program; rescission; reimbursement”

One of the reasons cited by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in removing Cliven Bundy’s cattle from public lands in Nevada was because the Desert Tortoise found on the land was "threatened/endangered." 

We have our own situation in Arizona relating to the Mexican wolf.  The United States Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) is poised to declare the Mexican wolf "endangered."  The USFWS is also poised to expand the Mexican wolf release area to cover a broad swath of Arzona, which will include 15 Arizona counties.  

It is time for all of us to email and call our Arizona Senators to strongly encourage them to vote YES to HB2699, and to stand up for all Arizona citizens’ right to protect ourselves, families, property, and livelihoods!     

Click HERE for the Fact Sheet on HB2699. 

Click HERE to find the email addresses and phone numbers of all Senators.   You are probably wasting your time to email Democrats.  Every Democrat in the House voted NO, and I would be surprised if the Democrats in the Senate would step out of line.  

If you would like to see the Vote Detail on how the Legislators have voted previously on HB2699, in various Committees and the House, click HERE.

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HB2700 – April 14 – Senate COW – “….recover all state lands that have been acquired by the Federal Government.”

In light of the situation in Nevada in which the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) took over public lands in Nevada and then tried to force Cliven Bundy to pay onerous grazing fees, which he refused to pay, it is time for all of us to email and call our Arizona Senators to strongly encourage them to vote YES to this bill, and stand up for all Arizona citizens and self-rule.

HB2700 was sponsored by Rep. Bob Thorpe (LD6), who has traveled to Nevada with several other Arizona legislators.  A video of his speech at the Arizona Legislature follows this post.

HERE is a link to the Fact Sheet for HB2700.

You can find the email addresses and phone numbers of all Senators HERE.  You are probably wasting your time to email Democrats.  Every Demcrat in the House voted NO, and I would be surprised if the Democrats in the Senate would step out of line.  

If you would like to see the Vote Detail on how the Legislators have voted previously on HB2700, in various Committees and the House, click HERE.

This bill is a good first step.  We also must join other Western states to take our lands back from the federal government.  See American Lands Council, as well as an Op-Ed written by Shirley Dye titled "Tying Statehood and Educational Funding Together.

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The Truth About Why the BLM Wanted Cliven Bundy off the Land: Harry Reid and Money and Power

Don’t be fooled into believing that the BLM cares about a bunch of dusty, old tortoises that are supposedly endangered.   

Think about it.  In the name of the poor, dear tortoises, the BLM just spent millions of dollars to round up 300 of Cliven Bundy’s "trespassing cattle."  They managed to kill about 130 of them in the process.  Why?  Because, not only don’t they care about a bunch of tortoises, they also don’t care about a bunch of cows.  Using their helicopters they ran many of them to death in 100-degree desert heat.  Many of those cows were pregnant and weren’t given veterinary care; many of the newborns that survived their births died from lack of nourishment and callous treatment; many cows were fat with milk, having been separated from their newborn calves.  Each cow that died at the hands of the  BLM thugs had a value of about $1500.   

The BLM had enough money to pay thugs to intimidate, taser, and throw Americans to the ground.  The BLM had enough money to hire cowboy mercenaries to help round up Cliven Bundy’s cattle.  The BLM had enough money to send over 80 brand new shiny trucks to Clark County.  The had enough money to arm their thugs with helmet, body armor, and AR-15s.  

Yet, the BLM didn’t have enough money to feed the desert tortoises at the Desert Tortoise Conservation Center, so they euthanized them.  See Desert Tortoise Conservation Center plan to Euthanize Hundreds of Tortoises in Nevada.   

Put on your thinking cap.  Does this make logical sense?  Of course it doesn’t!  Because it isn’t the truth.

In fact, the federal government doesn’t care about any endangered species.  If they did, they wouldn’t allow the wholesale slaughter of every "endangered" critter that gets cooked by SOLAR and chopped up by WIND

So, what do the federal government and their corporate cronies care about?  

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Cliven Bundy Calls on Sheriff to Start Arresting BLM Feds

In the ongoing crisis in Clark County leadership, Clive Bundy demanded that Sheriff Doug Gillespie do what he is paid to do.  Clive Bundy stood before Moapa Valley Town Hall the evening of April 9 and stated:  

“He is the man that has constitutional jurisdiction and authority, he has policing power here in Clark County Nevada, and he has arresting power, so we elected him and we pay him, what do we pay him to do?” asked Bundy, adding, “Don’t we pay him to protect our life, liberty and property?”

“I love you people, and I love this land, and I love freedom and liberty, and I love the sovereign state of Nevada and nobody can tell me the United States owns this land,” said Bundy, adding that he would pay any grazing fees to Clark County and not the federal government.

Asserting that the land under dispute was owned by the people of Clark County, Bundy asked, “Is the United States government trespassing on your land?” to which the crowd reacted with an emphatic “yes!”

During the town hall meeting, Bundy’s sister, Margaret Houston also spoke about how she was assaulted by BML agents earlier in the day, remarking, “It felt like a war zone and I felt like I was not in the United States….they have snipers, they have helicopters, they’re carrying machine guns, it’s not pretty, it’s like a foreign country.”

Click HERE to read the entire article. 

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