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82-year-old man sentenced
to three years in prison
after his dog killed a
cat as he was taking it
for a walk

Daily Mail (UK), by Hugo Gye

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Posted By:JoniTx, 11/17/2012 11:24:43 AM

An elderly man has been sentenced to three years in prison for allowing his dog to kill another family´s pet cat. Hume Hamilton, 82, was caught on surveillance camera taking his dog for a walk near his home in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in June. He walked up a driveway to where a cat was apparently resting, and the dog was filmed suddenly attacking the cat. Hamilton can be seen in the footage trying to separate the two animals by stepping on the cat, but he was unsuccessful. He left the scene with his dog, and the cat later died

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: TakeBackAmerica, 11/17/2012 11:34:39 AM     (No. 9020570)

He didn´t what he´d done to try separating the two? Or was this the same twisted judge who denied Allen West´s recount?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: TheMotherCO, 11/17/2012 11:34:41 AM     (No. 9020571)

Dog and owner of dog would be seriously wounded if that had been my cat. Stepping on the cat so that his damn dog could kill it or maybe he wanted to help kill the kitty. Either way, I am glad he is out of society.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: secondtimelucky, 11/17/2012 11:39:59 AM     (No. 9020579)

I walk with a goofy yellow lab who has never met a human she doesn´t like. But when she sees a cat ´´apparently resting´´ in a driveway she turns into a lunging, leaping dervish. We have a retractable leash and I have to walk continually scanning for loose cats. I reel in the leash tight until we safely pass the cats. Cats and dogs don´t usually co-exist peacefully outdoors - I can´t imagine how I would handle a pit - 75 lbs of lab is hard enough. But, if folks kept their cats inside (as is the law around here) this would not be an issue.

All that said, there seems to be something vital missing in this story for an 82 y/o man to be sentenced in this manner. I´m not saying that the dog owner has no responsibility, I am saying that 2 years in jail plus 3 years probation seems to be excessive punishment...

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Reply 4 - Posted by: TakeBackAmerica, 11/17/2012 11:44:53 AM     (No. 9020592)

Correction: Why didn´t he point out what he´d done to protect the cat? Who gets the dog now, and does the judge realize he probably handed out a life sentence?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: LoneVoice, 11/17/2012 11:55:20 AM     (No. 9020610)

This 82 year old man walked his dog onto a private driveway to let his dog kill a cat.
It sure sounds like justice that the dog owner got jail time.

However, I have seen far more injustice handed out in this country.


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Reply 6 - Posted by: mkoomie, 11/17/2012 11:58:41 AM     (No. 9020620)

So, if you own a cat, it is allowed to roam freely because that is in a cats nature. I have witnessed many cats establishing territory in their neighborhood by having blood drawing fights. Also, little snowball has no compunction to walk on my car with its muddy paws. Also, in some rare instances curl up on my engine and take a quick nap (starting the engine I have injured or killed a number of these squatters).

The sentence is extreme and stupid.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: strike3, 11/17/2012 12:18:27 PM     (No. 9020664)

Dang video cameras.

I own the world´s friendliest Golden Retriever; she even gets along with the family cat but that´s where she draws the line. The other cats in the neighborhood are all excellent tree-climbers.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Johnny Angle, 11/17/2012 12:20:45 PM     (No. 9020668)

I´d give the bum 9 life sentences.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Stopstoreload, 11/17/2012 12:27:24 PM     (No. 9020677)

Other people´s lives are as easy to destroy as their money is easy to spend.

Stopstoreload (82 years old but very loveable.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: lakerman1, 11/17/2012 12:34:46 PM     (No. 9020689)

Angela (The Office) would silently but smugly nod in agreement.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: LadyHen, 11/17/2012 12:35:01 PM     (No. 9020691)

The cat was on his property, resting, bothering no one. The man trespassed intentionally and allowed his dog to viciously kill the cat. He is responsible. What his dog did was illegal. Change "cat" to "small dog" and see who on this thread changes their tune.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: rael, 11/17/2012 12:37:46 PM     (No. 9020692)

He deliberately set the dog on the cat, and helped the dog kill it by stepping on it.

He should have stayed off private property.
He shouldn´t have stepped on the cat.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: secondtimelucky, 11/17/2012 12:41:06 PM     (No. 9020706)

I believe no one would deny his responsibility. The sentence is what appears extreme. Everyone´s pet is loved and precious, no doubt. The point isn´t that he did not control his dog, it´s that he was sentenced as severely as he was...

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Reply 14 - Posted by: ramona, 11/17/2012 12:46:13 PM     (No. 9020713)

What a creep. He had no business walking up someone else´s driveway. And he had to know that his dog would lunge for the cat.

It´s a shame that taxpayers are on the hook for this jerk´s room & board. He should get a life sentence of community service at a cat rescue/shelter and a hefty fine, to be paid to the cat´s owner.
Ramona (the Pest)

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Trust No One, 11/17/2012 12:50:35 PM     (No. 9020714)

Maybe his pension ran out and he needed a cot and 3 a day.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: TheMotherCO, 11/17/2012 12:55:28 PM     (No. 9020724)

The man was very wrong, but I also never allow my Posey to go out of doors. In fact
you can´t drag her outside. She is thinking of the vet touching her royal body and does not care for. Outside to her is the car and ride to vets.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: altoona, 11/17/2012 1:02:43 PM     (No. 9020735)

What a hideous old coot.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: hedduk, 11/17/2012 1:09:18 PM     (No. 9020744)

Too bad he didn´t just kill a fetus instead of a cat. He would have been applauded.

I totally disagree with his actions and think he should be heavily fined, but I disagree with the jail time. What did the judge do, have the dog "put down" because it was homeless?

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Reply 19 - Posted by: MargaretM., 11/17/2012 1:54:32 PM     (No. 9020801)

I thought I´d stumbled onto a PETA site by mistake. A dog killed a cat -- they´re both animals acting like animals. Now an 82-year-old man gets what amounts to a life sentence and you are cheering. Scary.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Lt.Mom, 11/17/2012 1:59:15 PM     (No. 9020810)

FTA "Hamilton was arrested over the animal´s death in July and held without bond because of his involvement in an unrelated case of aggravated battery."

Evil Man took his dog onto private property and stepped on the poor animal so his dog could kill it. The cat´s owner, the little girl who lived there, found her as a kitten and cared for her and loved her for twelve years. How sad. Good riddance to that creep!

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Reply 21 - Posted by: whiskey, 11/17/2012 2:00:22 PM     (No. 9020816)

#6 my thoughts fall in with yours

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Reply 22 - Posted by: bdog, 11/17/2012 2:16:40 PM     (No. 9020842)

Freedom in this country has been a topic of discussion quite often in this forum. I cannot see how so many people can watch this video and not see the intent of the man with the dog. It simply doesn´t matter what anyone here thinks about cats, where they are kept, or whether they were just acting like animals. We are a land of laws. I think I´ve heard that a few times here. The cat was lying in his own driveway. He wasn´t near the sidewalk. The man walked to the far end of the driveway to get to the cat. If you cannot see the crime here, maybe you need to have someone or something you care about ripped from your life for no reason.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino, 11/17/2012 2:18:03 PM     (No. 9020845)

It´s too bad Mary Jo Kopechne wasn´t a cat.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Lt.Mom, 11/17/2012 2:26:11 PM     (No. 9020858)

Non sequitur, #24

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Reply 25 - Posted by: privateer, 11/17/2012 2:28:51 PM     (No. 9020863)



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Reply 26 - Posted by: SouthSanAntonio, 11/17/2012 2:52:36 PM     (No. 9020884)

These were animals doing what animals do. If people love their cats (and neighborhood birds), they will keep their cats inside at all time. In case you think that is prejudiced, that is EXACTLY what the lady at the local SPCA told us when we adopted our cat from the shelter.

If you are going to walk your dog, you have a legal responsibility to keep it under controal at all times. This guy didn´t, so he does have liability here.

But this guy deserves a fine, but not jail time. The real loosers here are the taxpayers that will have to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars to keep this man in jail, along with picking up all of his medical bills (of which you know there will be many with any 82 year old man), for the next three years.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Lefticide, 11/17/2012 3:01:46 PM     (No. 9020892)

If this happened in Texas, he would have been shot.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Lefticide, 11/17/2012 3:02:09 PM     (No. 9020893)

...And the dog, too.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: provide, 11/17/2012 3:04:31 PM     (No. 9020897)

Forget the jail. Just have the old man rest in a lawn chair in his yard. I bring a couple of pit bulls into his yard and hold him down while the dogs maul him. Sounds fair.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: LAW428, 11/17/2012 3:09:29 PM     (No. 9020902)

Gee, I wonder what Obama will get for letting four Americans die in Libya!

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Reply 31 - Posted by: mabel normand, 11/17/2012 3:32:20 PM     (No. 9020926)

Another Nobel Peace Prize.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: jorgecito, 11/17/2012 3:42:36 PM     (No. 9020942)

I was startled by the man´s mug shot.

Most 82 year old men don´t look that handsome -- nor that demonic.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: right-turn, 11/17/2012 4:32:05 PM     (No. 9020993)

The vicious comments are beyond any remarks a human being should make.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: angelesgift, 11/17/2012 5:13:06 PM     (No. 9021035)

I yield to no one in my love for cats. That said, I think three years´ jail time is ridiculous - especially in a country where I´ve read that home invader burglars get a slap on the wrist.

Probation, serious fine, and never let this evil old creep own another pet is reasonable. Save the prison space for people who harm humans.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: unix_geek, 11/17/2012 5:36:36 PM     (No. 9021069)

If that rat b walked up my driveway and sic´ed his dog on my cat he´d be sporting a neat 9 mm beauty mark in the middle of his forehead. Let the b die in jail. Hopefully his cellmate will be a 300 lb Haitian witch doctor with a taste for...well never mind.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: tygerlily, 11/17/2012 5:45:16 PM     (No. 9021080)

An the President of this country causes 4 deaths and is allowed to run free.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: 4Justice, 11/17/2012 6:02:32 PM     (No. 9021098)

No it is NOT scary. Three years for intentionally letting his dog kill someone else´s pet and helping by stepping on it, is lenient if anything!!! And what does it matter if he is 82 or 22. He is an adult and knows better. He doesn´t deserve leniency simply because he is old. If he had beat a person and took their wallet, would you give him a lesser sentence because he is old? The cat was on its own property minding its own business. Just because some of you don´t like cats doesn´t make the crime any less. As another poster mentioned, what if it was a small dog? If ANYONE touched one tiny hair on my cat´s head, they would be sorry they were born. He is my child and his life is just as important to me.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: mominNoCA, 11/17/2012 6:08:52 PM     (No. 9021102)

#7,

This cat wasn´t roaming freely at the time, it was in its owner´s driveway. The dog and the man were trespassing by walking onto the property instead of staying on the sidewalk.

I think the old man had seen the cat before and didn´t like cats. He wanted his dog to do away with it. This is the reason mine stay indoors - not just because we live in a colder climate now, but because some cat haters are rather twisted and sadistic toward them. Dogs run freely in some neighborhoods as well, and busy streets aren´t friendly to any wandering pet: dog, cat or whatever.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: snakeoil, 11/17/2012 6:38:32 PM     (No. 9021138)

A pit bull is not a dog. It´s a vicious killing machine and they should be shot on sight. Certain breeds shouldn´t be allowed to exit and pit bulls top the list. That´s why Michael Vick is my hero.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: MargaretM., 11/17/2012 6:48:46 PM     (No. 9021152)

You animal lovers need to get a sense of proportion. I´m appalled at the willingness to shoot or have pit bulls maul a human over a cat being killed. I have been a reader of Lucianne since the Clinton scandal and thought that the posters were conservative and knew that humans are set apart from animals by being made in the likeness of God -- it´s enough to make me skip reading the posts. Fine the guy if he allowed his dog to kill a family pet, but jail? It´s nuts.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: mominNoCA, 11/17/2012 6:53:10 PM     (No. 9021156)

The jail sentence may have something to do with this man´s criminal record, although the prior assault charge against a person apparently hasn´t been before a judge yet. Anyway, he doesn´t seem like a nice guy.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: judy, 11/17/2012 6:57:45 PM     (No. 9021160)

What do you expect from a state who allows 147% of it´s voters to cast ballots....more corrupt than Chicago...

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Reply 43 - Posted by: sliver of truth, 11/17/2012 7:02:50 PM     (No. 9021163)

Good.
~ Cat Lover

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Reply 44 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino, 11/17/2012 7:13:50 PM     (No. 9021172)

#24 - - It´s too bad Mary Jo Kopechne wasn´t a cat.

#25 - - Non sequitur, #24

Errrr - - what it means is - - if Mary Jo were a cat, then Teddy would´ve gotten the long stretch in the pokey which he deserved. But - - since Mary Jo weren´t a cat - - Teddy just swam away.

Oh.

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Reply 45 - Posted by: Trigger2, 11/18/2012 12:09:44 AM     (No. 9021385)

That old guy probably got fed up complaining to the neighbor about the cat peeing on his house and crapping all over the place.

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Hillary Clinton was the planned keynote speaker at the 17th Annual Western Healthcare Leadership Academy in San Diego on April 11 - but she´s cancelled her visit in the midst of planned protests from San Diego locals and military families. Protestors organized by "The Difference Matters" do not want the former U.S. Secretary of State to come because of Clinton´s role in the Benghazi scandal. "She is not welcome here in San Diego by so many of us. We don´t want her here," said Jan Iverson, a local mother and protestor. (Snip) Clinton´s office says she changed plans because of

The five extra words that can
fix the Second Amendment

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Washington Post, by John Paul Stevens    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 4/11/2014 10:35:30 PM     Post Reply
Following the massacre of grammar-school children in Newtown, Conn., in December 2012, high-powered weapons have been used to kill innocent victims in more senseless public incidents. Those killings, however, are only a fragment of the total harm caused by the misuse of firearms. Each year, more than 30,000 people die in the United States in firearm-related incidents. Many of those deaths involve handguns. The adoption of rules that will lessen the number of those incidents should be a matter of primary concern to both federal and state legislators. Legislatures are in a far better position than judges to assess the

Barack Obama Saves Wife
Michelle From Wardrobe Malfunction,
Marilyn Monroe Moment: Picture

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US Magazine, by Rachel McRady    Original Article
Posted By: Scottyboy- 4/10/2014 7:59:06 PM     Post Reply
Barack Obama got quite the handful on Thursday, April 10, but it was all for a good cause! As the President of the United States was boarding Air Force One with his wife Michelle Obama, a gust of wind blew up her skirt. Barack quickly stepped in and grabbed the First Lady´s billowing skirt to help her avoid a wardrobe malfunction and embarrassing Marilyn Monroe moment. Earlier in the week, another famous lady on the global stage suffered a similar snafu, but no one was around to help her -- not even her prince!

Sunk: Climate change threatens to
flood world´s largest Navy base
warns Gov. Terry McAuliffe

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Washington Examiner, by Paul Bedard    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/11/2014 4:08:01 PM     Post Reply
Recently elected Democratic Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is warning that global warming could raise sea levels high enough to flood the Hampton Roads region, home to the world´s largest naval base, without immediate and “smart decisions.” Addressing an environmental summit this week at the Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, Va., McAuliffe embraced climate change, blamed humans for causing it, and said action is needed now to protect Virginia´s coast from rising ocean levels that will result from global warming. “The first big decision of course is to accept that climate change is real,” he told the group. “I happen to believe in

President Obama stands by Rev. Al Sharpton
while accusing Republicans of trying
to restrict the right to vote

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New York Daily News, by Celeste Katz & Annie Karni    Original Article
Posted By: Flyright- 4/12/2014 7:02:39 AM     Post Reply
President Obama stood Friday with the Rev. Al Sharpton and accused Republicans of trying to keep millions of Americans from voting, in a fiery speech days after new revelations about Sharpton’s past as an FBI informant. “The right to vote is threatened today in a way that it has not been since the Voting Rights Act became law nearly five decades ago,” Obama told the annual convention of Sharpton’s National Action Network in Manhattan. Obama’s appearance represented a presidential seal of approval of Sharpton’s role as a civil rights activist, amid the new revelations about how Sharpton used a wire to record

The IRS Scandal Comes Into Focus
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Wall Street Journal, by Kimberley A. Strassel    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/11/2014 6:33:53 AM     Post Reply
Nearly a year into the IRS scandal, we still don´t know exactly what happened—though we are finally getting an inkling. That´s thanks to the letter House Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp sent this week to the Justice Department recommending a criminal probe of Lois Lerner. The average citizen might be dizzied by the torrent of confusing terms—BOLO lists, Tigta, 501(c)(4)—and the array of accusations that have made up this IRS investigation. Mr. Camp´s letter takes a step back to remind us why this matters, even as it provides compelling new information that goes to motive and method—and clarifies some of

Global solar dominance in sight
as science trumps fossil fuels

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Telegraph [UK], by Ambrose Evans-Pritchard    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 4/10/2014 6:08:54 PM     Post Reply
Solar power has won the global argument. Photovoltaic energy is already so cheap that it competes with oil, diesel and liquefied natural gas in much of Asia without subsidies. Roughly 29pc of electricity capacity added in America last year came from solar, rising to 100pc even in Massachusetts and Vermont.[Snip] The technology is improving so fast--helped by the US military--that it has achieved a virtous circle. Michael Parker and Flora Chang, at Sanford Bernstein, say we entering a new order of "global energy deflation" that must ineluctably erode the viability of oil, gas and the fossil fuel nexus over time.

Jeb Bush defends ‘act of love’
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Politico, by Maggie Haberman    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/11/2014 12:53:18 PM     Post Reply
STAMFORD, Conn. — Jeb Bush defended his controversial comments about immigration reform, insisting they were nothing new for him and urging “sensitivity to the immigrant experience.” At a Connecticut Republican party dinner Thursday night, the former Republican governor of Florida did not repeat his remarks from last weekend at his father’s presidential library, when he said that people who come to the United States illegally in search of a better life for their children “broke the law, but it’s not a felony. It’s an act of love.” This time the potential 2016 candidate put it differently. “To be young and

Obama´s politicized, lawless executive branch
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Washington Examiner, by David Limbaugh    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/10/2014 4:29:52 PM     Post Reply
Under the administration of President Obama, as never before in my lifetime, there is reason to be a bit afraid of the federal government. I have written two books documenting Obama´s abuses of power, his assaults on the Constitution, his wars against business and energy, his abominably reckless spending, his divisiveness, his renegade Justice Department, his regulatory expansion, his executive orders, his overall lawlessness, and more. Obama´s conduct concerning Obamacare alone would be enough to get the impeachment wheels rolling for any other president. His flagrant, deliberate lies regarding almost every aspect of that

Media-Suppressed Nevada Case History
Shines Truth on Government Ranch invaders

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Canada Free Press, by Judi McLeod    Original Article
Posted By: snowcloud- 4/11/2014 12:08:32 PM     Post Reply
Coming clearly through the throbbing of helicopters and the roar of the SUVS of the feds harassing the Cliven Bundy Ranch, patriots there for Bundy should “tell it to the judge”. There is mainstream media-suppressed case history in Nevada the feds are desperately trying to keep under wraps. Chief Judge Robert C. Jones of the Federal District Court of Nevada smacked down high-handed, abusive feds, sending the pretend cowboys riding roughshod over Western ranchers and property owners back to their cobweb-laced offices in 2013. In spite of their 200 armed snipers with boy toys in tow, those Stetson-wearing feds hunkering down on Cliven


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