Sen. Reid on Cattle Battle: "It's not over"

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Updated: 4/17/2014 3:45 pm
RENO, Nev. ( & KRNV) -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid hasn't been very vocal about the cattle battle showdown in recent days, but says "it's not over."

Reid tells News4's Samantha Boatman his take on the so-called cattle battle in southern Las Vegas. "Well, it's not over. We can't have an American people that violate the law and then just walk away from it. So it's not over," Reid said.

Senator Reid made his comments after the unveiling of four brand new battery-electric buses for the RTC fleet.

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GoodAmerican - 4/22/2014 7:57 AM
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To recap... The Bundy Family purchased all of that land in 1877, only to have it seized by the government in the 1930s. This violated Article 1, Section 8, Clause 17 of the Constitution, known as the Enclave Clause, which limits the Federal Government to owning land ONLY for Federal Buildings and military installations, NOT seizing millions of acres of private and public lands to be sold to corporations or pledged as collateral on out-of-control government borrowing. Then there is the Homestead law, which says ownership of the land belongs to those who have lived on the land and developed it, which the Bundys have done in an unbroken chain since 1887. The BLM does not have legal jurisdiction as the land in question is actually under state control. The reason behind the land grab is complex. The US Government wants to sell fracking leases on that land but without sharing the lease payments with the lands’ rightful owners. One of Harry Reid’s major (illegal) donors is named Harry Whittemore, who has plans to commercially develop that land once the BLM transfers that land from public property to his private use. Harry Reid’s son, Rory, represents a Chinese energy firm that plans to put up a solar power plant in the area. They already acquired $38 million worth of public land for a mere $4.5 million. The rest of the land, and Obama is about to grab another 10 million acres through Execute Order, is being used to collateralize more government borrowing. This has been the norm since Nixon ended gold convertibility in 1970, and the world realized that the US did not have enough cold to cover all the loans. So Nixon created the Environmental Protection Agency which had little to do with the environment and everything to do with grabbing huge tracts of public (and sometimes private) land and locking it away from the American people to pledge (along with the mineral rights) as collateral for more government borrowing. Almost 1/3 of US public lands, technically

grngrshopr - 4/21/2014 9:01 AM
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It is time to CHANGE out the Bad in Washington, DC. The people there are to the point of believing they are Above the Law. Get them out of office and stip away any power they have. Do NOT let them continue in any form of Political maneuvering. See how they like it then. See if they are able to STEAL from the AMERICAN PEOPLE any more.

Glefever - 4/20/2014 7:14 AM
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Follow the money: Get the rope!

renojim - 4/19/2014 8:56 PM
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Funny people say his cattle got killed, isn't that what is supposed to happen to them?? Sell that dead meat Rancher Bundy, I need some of that overpriced steak!!!

Wally - 4/19/2014 8:35 PM
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RangerBob, Bundy recognizes the American government, and he believes in states rights much like the framers of the constitution. Welfare appears to be taking something for nothing, Bundy on the other hand produces something it's called food Bob.

Wally - 4/19/2014 5:42 PM
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January 14, 2014 Gallup Poll Congress Job Approval Starts 2014 at 13% Essentially unchanged since December Isn't this little doofus Reid a head honcho in this Congress thing. He might want to pipe down, stop lining is own pocket and get busy doing what he was elected to do.

BR549 - 4/18/2014 6:30 PM
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Hey Rangerboob,Bundy is a RANCHER not a FARMER!There is a difference.Obviously you don't know the difference!You probably think your food comes from the grocery store.It's always losers like you who haven't a clue what it takes to make this world go round that have the biggest mouths!Next time you enjoy a steak-thank a RANCHER! Next time you enjoy any vegetables,thank a FARMER!

BR549 - 4/18/2014 6:19 PM
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renojim,you're an idiot!Bundy family was ranching down there in Nevada at about the same time the U.S.government found out about the silver in the state.Suddenly then it became important to make Nevada a state(after all the feds had a lot of civil war debt)and that silver (and gold) would come in handy.Why do you think the state motto is "Battle Born"?My point is the Bundy family was there making something out of that land long before anybody gave a damn about it! Cowboy welfare? You've got to be kidding! You should be embarrassed for saying something so stupid!( name IS on my post!)

guyvacho - 4/18/2014 5:37 PM
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one thing is for sure, Reid has to go.

smarttyd - 4/18/2014 7:45 AM
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It time for the Nevada people to get rid of Harry Reid. He is way pass the time to step down. Nevada is for it's people. When one of their Senators calls some of our own people domestic terrorist. That is uncalled for. The Rancher and the people who support him have their rights and that is open area he is using,that belongs to the American people.

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