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  •  The SPLC Published a SUPURB piece about Bundy (6+ / 0-)

    last month. In it, you can learn all about where Bundy got the words he spewed about the God and Civil War thing.

    It's clear that Bundy didn't come up with these words. They came out of his mouth because somebody kept yelling this crap in his ears for a while. He isn't as smart as the parrot he imitates.

    The Southern Poverty Law Center published one their their best publications just last month. It is a thorough analysis of the Bundy fiasco and the role of the anti-government militia movements that are using Bundy as a mascot and shied. He deflects the spotlight from the insurrectionists.

    The summary of the SPLC publication is; SPLC report: Bundy ranch standoff was highly coordinated, reflecting threat of larger far-right militia movement The reflection word is used appropriately.

    The full report is summarized and accessible via links for sharing and downloads here; War in the West: The Bundy Ranch Standoff and the American Radical Right

    It includes very helpful background information, details and references to more details about various anti-government, sovereign citizens, states rights idiots, and racist hate groups that are involved, lists the leaders and their convoluted backgrounds, and much much, more.

    It ends before Bundy's current God-excuse screed, but the words he spews are already documented in this publication. The blathering nonsense has been standard bumper sticker fodder for a few years.

    The complete downloadable report is found here; War in the West (pdf, 862KB).

    I learned a lot. So can you.

    "Never wrestle with a pig: you get dirty and the pig enjoys it"

    by GrumpyOldGeek on Mon Aug 04, 2014 at 01:15:12 PM PDT

    •  Good background, but then what? (1+ / 0-)
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      Will the FBI and the NSA ever turn some serious focus to domestic terrorism?

      "The extinction of the human race will come from its inability to EMOTIONALLY comprehend the exponential function." -- Edward Teller

      by lgmcp on Mon Aug 04, 2014 at 03:02:32 PM PDT

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      •  The FBI has allocated resources to this - finally (1+ / 0-)
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        It's their jurisdiction and they have plenty of appropriate surveillance resources.

        The domestic terrorist group at the DOJ is back in business.

        I'd say that we'll see some action. But getting enough evidence to convict these assholes always takes more time than I think it should.

        The NSA won't be involved. Not going to happen.

        OTOH, this is all part of Homeland Insecurity. So resources and technical know-how is shareable.  

        "Never wrestle with a pig: you get dirty and the pig enjoys it"

        by GrumpyOldGeek on Mon Aug 04, 2014 at 04:07:19 PM PDT

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        •  Glad to hear it. (1+ / 0-)
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          I know the wheels of justice grind exceeding slow.  But it galls to see these yahoos thinking they're getting away with it all.

          "The extinction of the human race will come from its inability to EMOTIONALLY comprehend the exponential function." -- Edward Teller

          by lgmcp on Mon Aug 04, 2014 at 04:29:21 PM PDT

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