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Not a normal show. Decided to do this topic 5 minutes prior to creating the podcast. Today, I discuss the fight over BLM land between Cliven Bundy (and supporters) and the Bureau of Land Management (and government agencies). I give all the facts and give my opinions on it. They may surprise you, so go ahead and listen up. Outline of the show:
- 1877: Cliven Bundy’s Family Ranches land
- 1946: Bureau of Land Management established
- 1989: Desert Tortoise is listed as endangered
- 1990: Listing changed to threatened
- 1993: Bundy’s permit was revoked
- 1995: Bomb goes off in U.S. Forest Service office in Carson City, Nevada
- 1996: 2 pipe bombs go off in USFS office again
- 1998: Injunction issued against Cliven Bundy.
- 2002: Cliff Gardner, another local rancher, was tried and sentenced in federal court.
- 2012: BLM Threatens to remove cattle, abandons plan, then center for Biological Diversity files suit against BLM for it, then BLM files seeking injunction against Bundy
- 2013: Huge arguments on HOW to prevent extinction of various animals.
- 2013, Aug: Bundy ordered to remove cattle from federal land
- 2013, Oct: Bundy ordered to stay out of way of federal efforts to impound
- 2014, Mar 15: Threatened to take his cattle
- 2014, Mar 27: BLM closes off 322,000 Acres, prepares to take Cliven’s cattle. Bundy files, “Range War Emergency Notice and Demand for Protection.”
- 2014, Apr 1: Bundy Family “bunkers” down.
- 2014, Apr 5: Cattle Round-up by BLM
- 2014, Apr 6: Son arrested
- 2014, Apr 9: Two more family members are injured in a confrontation
- 2014, Apr 10: Protest Camp and Militia arriving. Immoral plan.
- 2014, Apr 12: BLM stops seizing cattle
- 2014, Apr 17: Harry Reid called supporter, “domestic terrorists.”
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