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Hostess shutdown hits
Mass. workers in stomach

Boston Herald, by Ira Kantor

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Posted By:JoniTx, 11/16/2012 2:58:00 PM

Hostess Brands Inc., whose sweet treat roster includes Twinkies, Ding Dongs and Ho Ho’s, filed a motion today in bankruptcy court seeking permission to shut down its business and sell its assets, including its iconic brands and facilities. The company, based in Irving, Texas, is moving “promptly” to lay off most of its 18,500-member workforce, which includes nearly 300 workers at 13 Hostess facilities in Massachusetts, and has suspended bakery operations at all its plants, said company CEO Gregory F. Rayburn. The company’s board of directors authorized the wind down of Hostess Brands after one of its largest unions,

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Judith, 11/16/2012 3:01:31 PM     (No. 9018977)

It´s what the citizens voted for.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: coldborezero, 11/16/2012 3:04:31 PM     (No. 9018988)

18,500 jobs lost. Unions and Obama voters. Keep your job with a pay cut or drive your company out of business and join the unemployment rolls. Genius.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: JediJerry, 11/16/2012 3:06:55 PM     (No. 9018996)

Greddy capitalists bakers were just making people fat anyway. If they would have stayed in business Obamacare would have put a cap and trade regulation on Twinkis and Ho-Ho´s, then only people like Michael Moore who could afford to buy other peoples rations of the yummie treats could have all they want with no limits. PLus he won´t need O-care because he can afford to go to doctors in Mexico and Cuba rather than wait in long lines at an O-clinic with the rest of the poor people in the country.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: JonR, 11/16/2012 3:07:19 PM     (No. 9018997)

When you lie down with dogs (unions), you get up with fleas (no jobs)! Very good union workers! I hope your unemployment benefits are enough to keep your homes! Fools!!!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: DaBigGuy, 11/16/2012 3:08:42 PM     (No. 9018999)

Hostess is dead, White House congenital lying is alive.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: fire_mission, 11/16/2012 3:10:47 PM     (No. 9019002)

Who knew we were at a Twinkie Cliff.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Cav160, 11/16/2012 3:11:05 PM     (No. 9019003)

Ironic isn´t it, since this POS has been re-elected unemployed benefits go back to 29 weeks in January 2013! Poetic justice for obamabots!

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Reply 8 - Posted by: VinGoombatz, 11/16/2012 3:11:39 PM     (No. 9019005)

Now if the Department of Education and the Department of Commerce

could similarly...SHUT DOWN.



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Reply 9 - Posted by: horacer, 11/16/2012 3:12:19 PM     (No. 9019007)

Old union joke - A union member would rather be out of a great job than work at a good job. It´s not a joke anymore. I feel bad for all who lost their job. My first hostess treat was a snowball. I fell in love at first bite.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: bpl40, 11/16/2012 3:12:49 PM     (No. 9019009)

You asked for it, you got it Toyota! Well.. in this case Twinky.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Blackeagle, 11/16/2012 3:13:55 PM     (No. 9019011)

Discovered in the ration pantries of 1960s-era fallout shelters, these tasty morsels have often been found to be still edible. So there is still time to run down to your local Pak and Sak and buy up a lifetime´s supply. I know Micheal Moore will be.

just kidding.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: RayLRiv, 11/16/2012 3:14:10 PM     (No. 9019013)

Hope. Change.

/sarcasm off

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Ret.TxLeo, 11/16/2012 3:16:38 PM     (No. 9019018)

5,000 refused to work with the company and it cost the other 13,500 their jobs. Just think the Liar in Chief is refusing to work with the House..refusing to cut the real fluff..refusing to cut spending for the few for the better of the many...anybody else see the irony?

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Persecutor2, 11/16/2012 3:17:58 PM     (No. 9019021)

I got a feeling we´re going to see a lot more of this kind of thing.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Jethro bo, 11/16/2012 3:18:52 PM     (No. 9019023)

I went out an bought a box for Thanksgiving. I grew up with twinkies but not sure my kids did. So that will be our TG treat. At least I will know they enjoyed the same childhood delight I knew. Welcome to the age of the soviet revolution inAmerica. From a land of plenty to hoarding distant memories.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Coy860, 11/16/2012 3:21:55 PM     (No. 9019031)

Elizabeth Warren will start a pemican factory..jobs..very little wampum to start.s/

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Reply 17 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 11/16/2012 3:32:00 PM     (No. 9019055)

Expect lots of ´´disability´´ claims, which means they´ll never be counted as unemployed.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: stonepony, 11/16/2012 3:32:50 PM     (No. 9019059)

In today´s new America no job is better than any job.... the goverment will keep paying those who do not work....

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Reply 19 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 11/16/2012 3:33:21 PM     (No. 9019061)

This is what you get when you vote for democrats.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: NYBruin, 11/16/2012 3:35:00 PM     (No. 9019063)

The Hostess brand is too valauable to waste away. Look for an investor (like - gasp - Bain Capital) to buy the assets in bankruptcy and resume productioon within a few months.





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Reply 21 - Posted by: LittleHoodedMonk, 11/16/2012 3:36:52 PM     (No. 9019067)

Actually, I see the unemployed unionist sponging off the Amerikan people, now.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: TheMotherCO, 11/16/2012 3:37:53 PM     (No. 9019070)

Not to worry, as another poster said, they have a shelf life of many years. I never liked the dern things. My Sis and I made better concoctions with our own made up recipes.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Susannah, 11/16/2012 3:38:31 PM     (No. 9019071)

The sad thing is, these people weren´t union members; they were workers in the retail outlet stores.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Keekng, 11/16/2012 3:40:20 PM     (No. 9019076)

Just one tip of the proverbial iceberg.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: janjan, 11/16/2012 3:43:02 PM     (No. 9019085)

There is going to be an avalanche of layoffs coming. This is only the beginning.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: killerbee, 11/16/2012 3:43:35 PM     (No. 9019089)

Merry Christmas, workers! Love, your union

I already see people blaming Hostess for the shut-down. As if anyone wants to go bankrupt and shut down their whole business. This isn´t a threat. Congrats, Obama electorate.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: JoElla Bee, 11/16/2012 3:44:34 PM     (No. 9019092)

Rush said, at the end of his program today, that the WH has a petition up on its "we the people" site asking that Obama nationalize the Hostess Company. Kid you not.

Haven´t been to the site, but it apparently gives the impression that "the people" want Obama to "save twinkies".

Rush said (somewhat sarcastically) that he wouldn´t be surprised if Obama bailed out the Hostess company, and turned it over to the unions.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: The Advocate, 11/16/2012 3:55:42 PM     (No. 9019113)

This is part of Obama plan to destroy small business and nationalize the name brands like Hostess and turn them over to his union thugs.
If hostess is nationalized aka bailed out -it will go the way of gm.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: provide, 11/16/2012 4:08:29 PM     (No. 9019140)

Little Debby stock skyrockets.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Kurto, 11/16/2012 4:15:39 PM     (No. 9019156)

#23 Sad? You must be misinformed. They walked out on strike. The company warned them. They did not come back to work. Hostess is done negotiating.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: grambo, 11/16/2012 4:23:15 PM     (No. 9019170)

John Galt, call your office.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: Susannah, 11/16/2012 4:27:09 PM     (No. 9019177)

#30, no, I´m not misinformed. Those facilities in Mass. that shut down were non-unionized retail outlet stores. The company informed the retail outlets that they´d close (along with everything else)if the union wouldn´t agree to a new contract. The union refused, and the non-unionized workers all lost their jobs. So, yes, I do feel sorry for them. They weren´t union, and they didn´t ask for this.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: Bubbasuncle, 11/16/2012 4:33:34 PM     (No. 9019186)

#27, that was my first thought when I heard the news, every company that fails will be "saved" by the government and turned over to the unions.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: L.A. Guy, 11/16/2012 4:34:46 PM     (No. 9019192)

The "Detroit-ing" of America.

Nothing funny about this except

when Hostess is bought out and moves the Jobs to a Right-to-work State, eliminating Socialist Union thugs...

Granted, this MUST be done before Obama sics the DOJ on the Company like he did with GM and force a Union controlled Equity majority on the company, which will bankrupt them all over again.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: afherkdriver, 11/16/2012 4:36:28 PM     (No. 9019196)

I would wager that most of those in Mass. that lost their jobs voted for Ø . Massachusetts is famous for voting for liberals. That school system must be something else.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: Teleologicus, 11/16/2012 4:52:51 PM     (No. 9019218)

Unfortunate for everyone involved, including, I fear, the American taxpayer. But it is a lesson for those willing and able to be instructed. This is the kind of thing that is necessary to get the attention and penetrate the skulls of a substantial number of citizens, most if not all of whom are Obama supporters. Of course one painful collision with reality will not be sufficient to get the point across to most. A single instance can be explained away, blamed on someone else, or rationalized somehow to preserve the underlying fantasy structure. There will have to be many more such rude awakenings before a sufficient number of American sleepwalkers finally awake and realize that yes, Virginia, there really is something called reality. This means, among other things, that one cannot always have everything one wants and to which one feels entitled. It means that the relationship between reality and fairness, while it exists at some level, is by no means linear or 1:1.

It is impossible for the economy to recover under a tax and spend, soak the rich, regulation-crazed administration. Advanced degrees in economics are not needed to grasp this. They may even be a handicap for many.

And of course Obama´s confusion about international relations means that the latter will continue to deteriorate, violence will escalate, and wars will break out.

It is a hard, painful, costly way for American voters to learn, but there are no social promotions and no cheating in this course. If you don´t learn the lessons you just keep repeating the course.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: mominNoCA, 11/16/2012 4:53:18 PM     (No. 9019219)

Maybe they can apply for jobs at General Motors. Better yet, they can get jobs in the Green Energy field. Now *those* jobs will last!

/s

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Reply 38 - Posted by: loyalreader, 11/16/2012 5:03:14 PM     (No. 9019240)

Obama told them they didn´t build it anyway and Obama and his minions for darn sure shut it down.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: xcenturion, 11/16/2012 5:04:52 PM     (No. 9019242)

Ah poor blue state union worker. I feel so bad for you!

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Reply 40 - Posted by: ArthurDent, 11/16/2012 5:17:01 PM     (No. 9019264)

According to Treacher at Daily Caller, via some other site, all the principals of the company were dim bigwigs. Heh!


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Reply 41 - Posted by: Daylily, 11/16/2012 5:18:07 PM     (No. 9019267)

Obama told us just before his 2009 inauguration that he wanted to fundamentally change our country, and he´s well on his way. We may see many more bankruptcy filings by companies. I believe this person living in our WH wants to take our country down so he can rebuild it and reign as dictator in chief.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: mutant geezer, 11/16/2012 5:21:33 PM     (No. 9019274)

If the workers at the plants were smart (alas, there´s the fly in the ointment), they would get together with their union and make an offer to buy the company. The union has tons of money and Hostess is going to be sold to somebody so it might as well be them. I´m sure Obama would guarantee the loan.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: The Advocate, 11/16/2012 5:27:30 PM     (No. 9019277)

Re 42
A union buyout with taxpayer guarantees would delay the final destruction of the company and cost taxpayers money.
Any union buyout will be chick fil a´d aka not buying government twinkles.

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Reply 44 - Posted by: paulfromTexas, 11/16/2012 5:32:25 PM     (No. 9019285)

I think they called it a "mandate".
When you lie down with dogs, you sleep with the fleas.
Bon Appetit

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Reply 45 - Posted by: lakerman1, 11/16/2012 5:34:08 PM     (No. 9019289)

What would Archie Bunker say?

And am I the only one affected by these delayed ads that are coming on in sequence? I would rather have the popups.

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Reply 46 - Posted by: strike3, 11/16/2012 5:42:47 PM     (No. 9019304)

Nobody wins here. The union just lost the dues of 18,500 workers. The workers lost their jobs. The government just lost 18,500 taxpayers. The rest of us will be asked to support them with less money. John Galt is looking smarter every day and it´s only just begun.

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Reply 47 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 11/16/2012 5:44:02 PM     (No. 9019305)

Merita Bread just layed off hundreds of employees.

How´s that union working for you ? Or are they using you to keep themselves in business ?

The strike should be against unions instead of employers.


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Reply 48 - Posted by: athina, 11/16/2012 6:14:31 PM     (No. 9019354)

My son just told me there´s a #hostessshrugged on twitter.

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Reply 49 - Posted by: Grace Veritas, 11/16/2012 6:17:40 PM     (No. 9019364)

Rand thought it would be oil and steel and rail. Who could have known it would be Twinkies?

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Reply 50 - Posted by: Safari Man, 11/16/2012 6:36:43 PM     (No. 9019392)

I see this as part of the resistance, albeit a natural part. The motivations for being in business in this country are all but gone. If a company hits even the slightest obstacle, it makes sense to shut down and live off your savings. We´ll start seeing much more of this, I suspect.


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Reply 51 - Posted by: bob913, 11/16/2012 6:37:49 PM     (No. 9019395)

Take a 8% pay cut for a year then going up 3% for 2 years then 1% in the 3rd year. Cut in pension 2%.

You said no to a company in bankruptcy!!
Now you all have a 100% pay cut and probably lose your pension.

The union boss still has his job as he has other suckers paying his salary.

#20 is right. I think Bain would do good to buy the brand. None of the workers would be re-hired as they are too stupid.

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Reply 52 - Posted by: nevernaught, 11/16/2012 6:47:39 PM     (No. 9019413)

Stuff like this has consequences beyond just Hostess Brands. 18,500 jobs lost is just a start. All those other companies that furnish Hostess with ingredients and other supplies will be adversely affected by loss of revenue.

That Twinkie in the White House may have Just lost the Twinkie vote. Do Wookies eat those things?

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Reply 53 - Posted by: ArthurDent, 11/16/2012 7:03:27 PM     (No. 9019449)

Sorry, my earlier post was incorrect, here is the article about Hostess EVIL CORPORATE OWNERS. Heh!




http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2012-11-16/hostess-liquidation-curious-cast-characters-twinkie-tumbles

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Reply 54 - Posted by: WIBadger, 11/16/2012 7:12:57 PM     (No. 9019472)

Own it....!

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Reply 55 - Posted by: Evocatus, 11/16/2012 7:45:38 PM     (No. 9019528)

Print the names and addresses of all the Union Local leaders and the National Management of the Union, you know, so the unemployed can thank them PERSONALLY, if ya´ know whut I mean, bada bing.



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Reply 56 - Posted by: LanieLou, 11/16/2012 8:04:10 PM     (No. 9019555)

This is the new tactic. Union workers have been told that Obama will pull a GM & give the company to the union. They really do not think the company is closing.

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Reply 57 - Posted by: Aindyin, 11/16/2012 8:54:58 PM     (No. 9019606)

al-Qaeda still alive, Hostess dead way to go Obama union thugs

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Reply 58 - Posted by: ZaMan, 11/21/2012 5:03:25 PM     (No. 9028192)

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That was quite a victory dance President Obama did Thursday while claiming Obamacare is “working” because eight million people have now supposedly signed up for the health care program. He even indulged in some less-than-subtle mockery of Republicans - and by extension the majority of Americans who have disapproved of Obamacare since before it became law. "The repeal debate is and should be over,” Obama said, taking a dig at Republicans who are “going through, you know, the stages of grief … anger and denial and all that stuff …” But a president who is viewed by most Americans as less

In a Hole, Golf Considers
Digging a Wider One

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New York Times, by Bill Pennington    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/19/2014 10:48:33 AM     Post Reply
GREENSBORO, Ga. — Golf holes the size of pizzas. Soccer balls on the back nine. A mulligan on every hole. These are some of the measures — some would say gimmicks — that golf courses across the country have experimented with to stop people from quitting the game. Golf has always reveled in its standards and rich tradition. But increasingly a victim of its own image and hidebound ways, golf has lost five million players in the last decade, according to the National Golf Foundation, with 20 percent of the existing 25 million golfers apt to quit in the next few years. People under 35 have especially spurned the game, saying it takes too

White House asks American parents to
monitor their children for signs of terrorism

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Daily Caller, by Eric Owens    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/19/2014 5:50:04 PM     Post Reply
In a speech earlier this week, Lisa O. Monaco, President Barack Obama’s assistant for homeland security and counterterrorism, insisted that American parents must be vigilant because their “confrontational” children could be on the verge of becoming terrorists. Monaco’s full, prepared text is available here. She presented the speech, entitled “Countering Violent Extremism and the Power of Community,” at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government on April 15. Monaco began her remarks by eloquently describing the lives tragically lost last year during the Boston Marathon bombings. Interestingly, the Harvard grad failed to mention the religion or the motive of brothers Dzhokhar and Tamerlan

Obama: ´For me, Easter is a story of hope,
a belief in a better day to come´

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Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm    Original Article
Posted By: SurferLad- 4/19/2014 9:16:36 AM     Post Reply
Hi, everybody. For millions of Americans, this time of year holds great meaning. Earlier this week, we hosted a Passover Seder at the White House, and joined Jewish families around the world in their re-tellings of the story of the Exodus and the victory of faith over oppression. And this Sunday, Michelle, Malia, Sasha, and I will join our fellow Christians around the world in celebrating the Resurrection of Christ, the salvation he offered the world, and the hope that comes with the Easter season. These holy days have their roots in miracles that took place long ago. And yet, they still inspire us, guide us, and strengthen us today. They remind us of our

Harry Reid calls dissident Nevada ranchers
´domestic terrorists´ following show of
force against the federal government

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Daily Mail [UK], by David Martosko    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 4/19/2014 9:29:17 AM     Post Reply
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Thursday that a family of dissident ranchers and their supporters in his home state of Nevada are ´domestic terrorists,´ citing this week´s standoff with the federal government´s Bureau of Land Management. Cliven Bundy has refused to pay grazing fees for land where his hundreds of cattle roam every day. The land is owned by the federal government, which says he owes more than $1 million. Bundy, however, insists that since his family has been using the land since the 1870s, Uncle Sam can´t collect the grazing fees. A tense standoff developed this week after


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