Reid calls rancher's backers 'domestic terrorists'

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Updated: 4/17 7:59 pm

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is calling armed backers of a Nevada rancher "domestic terrorists" for using guns in a grazing rights battle with the federal Bureau of Land Management.

The Democrat was speaking at an event hosted by the Las Vegas Review-Journal Thursday when he referred to Saturday's armed confrontation between BLM agents and self-described militia members supporting Bunkerville rancher Cliven Bundy.

No shots were fired.

After the confrontation, the BLM released almost 400 of Bundy's cattle that had been rounded up. The BLM says its action was spurred by Bundy's failure to pay more than $1 million in grazing fees on federal land.

Bundy says he doesn't recognize federal authority on the land his family has used since the 1870s.

Reid says a federal task force is being formed to resolve the dispute.

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Nevadadad - 4/18/2014 10:24 PM
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Oh yes, no Marine would say, "I was in the Marine Corps." Once a Marine, always a Marine, right?

Nevadadad - 4/18/2014 10:23 PM
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Oh yes, no Marine would say, "I was in the Marine Corps." Once a Marine, always a Marine, right?

Nevadadad - 4/18/2014 10:19 PM
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What a shame. My son is a Marine. He says you're a traitor. And when I became an American, you had to denounce your country of origin. You don't seem smart enough to have been a Marine, but then there are bad apples in every bunch, aren't there?

renojim - 4/18/2014 9:37 PM
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Actually yes, I was in the Marine Corps and fought for the right for you to spout ignorance. So basically you complain about illegal immigrants, but you denounced your country to become an American, so basically you wanted to live in a better country, similar to the illegals you bash...hmmmm hypocricy at it's finest. Just lucky for you that you came from a white european nation or else you might just be an illegal yourself. I don't really value the opinion of a man who has no loyalty to his own country, let alone his opinions of mine.

Nevadadad - 4/18/2014 9:14 PM
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One more thing... In order to become an American, I was required to denounce my British citizenship, and take an oath. Tell me, did you ever take an oath as a true American Jim?

Nevadadad - 4/18/2014 9:13 PM
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One more thing... In order to become an American, I was required to denounce my British citizenship, and take an oath. Tell me, did you ever take an oath as a true American Jim?

Nevadadad - 4/18/2014 9:12 PM
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Jim, my friends don't want me to bother with you. My ex-wife's uncle's name was Neil, and he was an assistant medical examiner in NYC (he'd deceased now). I was born in County Norfolk, in the United Kingdom, born to Joseph and Marie. Joseph was a United States Air Force Master Sergeant attached to an RAF base there. Because it was an RAF base, I was born a British citizen and was naturalized an American when I was 9 years old, after being in the U.S.A. from the age of 3. So much for what you know. Checkmate! You bore me.

renojim - 4/18/2014 6:30 PM
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@Nevadadad, you have black friends, you used to be a democrat, you're not an American.... so basically you found every angle to counter what I said, you're probably none of those things. If you're not American, please don't worry about American politics, since you must be an illegal alien.

renojim - 4/18/2014 6:30 PM
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@Nevadadad, you have black friends, you used to be a democrat, you're not an American.... so basically you found every angle to counter what I said, you're probably none of those things. If you're not American, please don't worry about American politics, since you must be an illegal alien.

Nevadadad - 4/18/2014 2:53 PM
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Yes, yes Jim. I'm so racist, some of my best and most trusted friends are black, and the best person I ever knew was a black uncle of my ex-wife. I was raised on a military installation where a person's color didn't matter, and everyone was treated with respect, no matter what color or religion they were. Like I said, YOU'RE the true racist, and those like you. I also spent most of my life as a liberal Democrat from Massachusetts. Then I started thinking for myself, and learning about politics and government. Now armed with facts and the truth instead of empty left lies and deceit, I see how naive I was back then. And here's how smart you are... I wasn't born an American, and maybe that's part of the reason why I appreciate this country so much more than you apparently do. It was so easy exposing the type of person you really are. It's been a pleasure.
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