Bloomberg reported on April 3rd that a Chinese billionaire was teaming up with Harry Reid to build a solar farm in Laughlin, Nevada. The plan calls for a $5 billion facility, more than all the money invested by the Chinese last year. Reid’s lawyer son is getting legal work from the deal.
It’s not just a facility, the Nevada plan calls for solar panel manufacturing and generation facilities and an eco-community people can visit. The Chinese investments now include in general a complete self-sufficient community where they can live as Chinese communists but to which others can visit. That is what they are doing throughout the country. Chinese investment is lucrative but we also get Chinese communists setting up enclaves in exchange.
Laughlin is 225 miles away from Bunkerville with Gold Butte, where the cattle graze, much closer to Bunkerville. Whether this is the land the Reids want, it’s hard to say.
Others believe there are rich minerals in the earth and that is what the government is after. Some believe it has something to do with marijuana farms.
In March, The Center of Biological Diversity posted a memo to the federal government demanding that they do something about the ranchers allowing their cows to graze in the desert tortoise habitat.
The government is using the desert tortoise as the excuse to invade Mr. Bundys property and steal his cattle. They are killing some of the cattle.
The bottom line is the government wants the land, it’s probably not for the desert tortoise, and they will do anything to get it and get it quickly.
We don’t know the reason for this sudden takeover and cattle theft at the hands of heavily armed FBI and Bureau of Land Management enforcement. The why of it will be answered soon enough.
Tomorrow, there will be a rally at the Bundy ranch with masses of people coming from as far away as New Hampshire. Militias and the Oath Keepers have called for boots on the ground and they are coming, some are coming to protect the protesters. The government has banned free speech and blocked their freedom of movement. Cell towers have been shut down. It’s something Putin might do. It’s a dangerous situation, obviously Mr. Obama knows about it and condones the behavior of the government officials, perhaps he ordered it.
Then there is the matter of what rights the Bundys actually have since they lost two court cases.
Clive Bundy’s Daughter issued the following statement:
By Shiree Bundy Cox:
“I have had people ask me to explain my dad’s stance on this BLM fight. Here it is in as simple of terms as I can explain it. There is so much to it, but here it s in a nut shell.
My great grandpa bought the rights to the Bunkerville allotment back in 1887 around there. Then hesold them to my grandpa who then turned them over to my dad in 1972. These men bought and paid for their rights to the range and also built waters, fences and roads to assure the survival of their cattle, all with their own money, not with tax dollars.
The rights to the land use are called preemptive rights. [which Cliven Bundy has cited.]
Some where down the line, to keep the cows from over grazing, came the Bureau of Land Management. They were supposed to assist the ranchers in the management of their ranges while the ranchers paid a yearly allotment which was to be use to pay the BLM wages and to help with repairs and improvements of the ranches. My dad did pay his grazing fees for years to the BLM until they were no longer using his fees to help him and to improve.
Instead they began using these monies against the ranchers. They bought all the rest of the ranchers in the area out with they’re own grazing fees. When they offered to buy my dad out for a penance he said no thanks and then fired them because they weren’t doing their job. He quit paying the BLM and tried giving his grazing fees to the county, which they turned down.
So my dad just went on running his ranch and making his own improvements with his own equipment and his own money, not taxes.
In essence the BLM was managing my dad out of business. Well when buying him out didn’t work, they used the endangered species card. You’ve already heard about the desert tortoise.
Well that didn’t work either, so then began the threats and the court orders, which my dad has proven to be unlawful for all these years. Now they’re desperate. It’s come down to buying the brand inspector off and threatening the County Sheriff.
Everything their doing at this point is illegal and totally against the Constitution of the United States of America.
Then there’s the issue of the cattle that are at this moment being stolen. See even if dad hasn’t paid them, those cattle belong to him, regardless of where they are they are my father’s property. His herd has been part of that range for over a hundred years, long before the BLM even existed.
Now the Feds think they can just come in and remove them and sell them without a legal brand inspection or without my dad’s signature on it. They think they can take them over two borders, which is illegal, ask any trucker.
Then they plan to take them to the Richfield Auction and sell them. All this with our tax money. They have paid off the contract cowboys and the auction owner as well as the Nevada brand inspector with our tax dollars. See how slick they are? Well, this is it in a nut shell. Thanks”