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Lake Mead property owners
forced out until shutdown ends

KTNV [Las Vegas], by Jacqui Heinrich

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Posted By:SoCalGal, 10/6/2013 8:46:54 AM

Las Vegas, NV -- The government shutdown is being felt close to home for some locals. They say they´re being forced out of private homes on Lake Mead because they sit on federal land. Joyce Spencer is 77-years-old and her husband Ralph is 80. They´ve been spending most of their time in the family ice cream store since going home isn´t an option. The Spencers never expected to be forced out of their Lake Mead home, which they´ve owned since the 70s, but on Thursday, a park ranger said they had 24 hours to get out. "I had to go

Mrs. Spencer had to go to town to buy her husband jeans and undershirts because "he forgot his pants".



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Reply 1 - Posted by: Northcross, 10/6/2013 8:51:24 AM     (No. 9552557)

The good news is that the National Park official who ordered residents out of their homes will get a promotion for "making the shutdown as difficult as possible for ordinary people"

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Reply 2 - Posted by: JimS, 10/6/2013 8:59:21 AM     (No. 9552569)

No way I would comply.
There would be another Ruby Ridge.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: 901AtTheRiver, 10/6/2013 9:05:45 AM     (No. 9552589)

Sue for breach of contract.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Evocatus, 10/6/2013 9:07:20 AM     (No. 9552591)

This is about as perverse an interpretation of law that I can imagine.

This must be ignored or violated by ordinary people and challenged in court at the earliest opportunity.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: alpha91c, 10/6/2013 9:10:36 AM     (No. 9552603)

You can´t fight City Hall, Dear Leader is just showing that he is the most powerful president in modern American History.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: voxpopuli, 10/6/2013 9:10:36 AM     (No. 9552604)

they must´ve shut down the 2nd amendment too..
THIS is why it´s in the Constitution..

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Reply 7 - Posted by: MERLIN251, 10/6/2013 9:11:41 AM     (No. 9552605)

We are looking more and more like some heartless and vindictive Banana Republic by the day. Welcome to the United States of Venezuela!!!

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Reply 8 - Posted by: chumley, 10/6/2013 9:11:45 AM     (No. 9552606)


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Reply 9 - Posted by: Bad Dog, 10/6/2013 9:18:26 AM     (No. 9552613)

Just clicked over to this story original article, and scrolled down a bit. There´s a photo of a sign saying ´´Congress, do your job and give us our national parks back.´´

Evidently there´s some sort of organized protest of Lake Mead boaters being planned. I didn´t bother with that story, because I wanted to address that sign first.

To the originator of that sign and the wording thereon: Check your premises. ´´Congress´´ IS doing its job - it´s doing EXACTLY its job.

Your professionally preprinted sign (gee, who does that? /s) needs to be redone, addressing your message to the person REALLY responsible for this - our D-in-C in DC.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: fca, 10/6/2013 9:21:12 AM     (No. 9552621)

So much for private property rights.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: StormCnter, 10/6/2013 9:26:33 AM     (No. 9552627)

When you knowingly put your home on land that does not belong to you, you are always at risk. The Parks Service is being harsh, unreasonable and maybe even acting in violation of the leases. But, the land doesn´t belong to the homeowners. What a sad situation.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: less is more, 10/6/2013 9:26:35 AM     (No. 9552628)

Curious if they voted for Dirty Harry.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: envirodude, 10/6/2013 9:47:55 AM     (No. 9552659)

The United States of America is dead. We now live in the United Fascist States of Amerika.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: CEP, 10/6/2013 9:50:24 AM     (No. 9552664)

Just goes to prove that the feds own too much property.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: strike3, 10/6/2013 9:51:13 AM     (No. 9552667)

Harry Reid, call your office. Your house is on fire.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Janjan, 10/6/2013 9:53:00 AM     (No. 9552673)

Agree with #2. I would make sure that when these jack booted Obama thugs threw me out of my own house the event would be well attended by the media.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Philipsonh, 10/6/2013 9:54:22 AM     (No. 9552675)

It is a small matter, but I happened to notice that Navy played a football game against the Air Force Academy Saturday, yet the Coast Guard game against a private college team was cancelled. The rationale -
a perverted Administration, just as the action to force the people in the article out of their home. We are seeing the results of the election of a tyrant into office and his minions are, for the most part, senseless, in my opinion.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: CEP, 10/6/2013 9:56:41 AM     (No. 9552679)

Barack Obama leader of the dumbest and pettiest federal work force we have ever had.

How do you evict people from their homes when they have a lease???

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Reply 19 - Posted by: CEP, 10/6/2013 10:02:26 AM     (No. 9552691)

BTW: Should Obama and the missus be made to leave the White House, it is federal property also make all those troops who live in base housing leave their homes.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: MisterDickens, 10/6/2013 10:06:00 AM     (No. 9552697)

Jack booted thugs wearing cute little smokey the bear hats are still jack booted thugs.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Jethro bo, 10/6/2013 10:25:54 AM     (No. 9552727)

How very strange. The revolution is being lead by the Greatest generation and others in a similar age group. It isn´t by storming a beach, but simple civil disobedience. And it is a powerful reminder that the goobernment isn´t about serving those that consent but instead to oppress those that withdraw their consent. With jobs being non existent for the nation´s youth, one would think they would be leading the revolution. Instead, it seems that group just wants their participation trophy. The goobernment isn´t going to win this one as more and more people challenge the petty oppressions of the goobernment.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: tenncon231, 10/6/2013 10:42:47 AM     (No. 9552753)

How long before a Kent State happens?? It seems to be escalating until that unfortunately happens--is that what it will take for Americans to rise up and march on the "king"???

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Duckboy, 10/6/2013 10:45:37 AM     (No. 9552755)

The boy king is ruling via temper tantrum.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: BarryNo, 10/6/2013 10:47:34 AM     (No. 9552759)

It´s going to start soon. Somewhere, a small group will unite to stand and fight against this tyranny - and probably die - in objecting to these acts of oppression and terrorism.

The government and its enslaved press will claim they are ´hoodlums´ or anarchists, or criminals in some way, but it will be obvious what they are fighting for and why they died, as proud, free Americans.

...And a new revolution, for better, or for worse, will begin.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: secondtimelucky, 10/6/2013 10:48:55 AM     (No. 9552761)

this shutdown and the whole ´´make them suffer´´ mentality may be why the fed gov´t purchased all that ammo in the last 12 months. just waiting for the right ´´trigger´´ event. And if you don´t see an event on the horizon - cause one to happen...

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Reply 26 - Posted by: M2, 10/6/2013 10:57:10 AM     (No. 9552777)

Even when no money is being spent on these shutdown-events, monuments, lands, waters....Obama the sadist takes pleasure in inflicting wounds on anyone who will sit still for it.

Where is Rolling Thunder when we need them?

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 10/6/2013 10:58:54 AM     (No. 9552783)

"They also serve who only sit and post."

Count yourselves among the heroic, who expose themselves to the flying monkeys by speaking out against the regime.

It´s cheap but it ain´t free.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Justavoter, 10/6/2013 12:17:08 PM     (No. 9552883)

What is sad is that we have fellow Americans that will actually carry out these asinine orders. I will no longer give any more money to these bogus police and firefighter causes. They are all creeps now!

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Reply 29 - Posted by: uno, 10/6/2013 12:22:18 PM     (No. 9552892)

And they have the audacity to call Conservatives "Terrorists"!!!

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Safari Man, 10/6/2013 12:27:15 PM     (No. 9552898)

The people quoted in the article sure sounded compliant and passive. I hope they voted for Harry Reid because its Reid who is responsible.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: old dog, 10/6/2013 12:50:40 PM     (No. 9552932)

hmmmm! No ingress or egress to leasehold or property!

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Reply 32 - Posted by: Talk2, 10/6/2013 1:00:24 PM     (No. 9552944)

Never forget the zombies carrying out the orders of the bozo in the WH will still be there after the commie leaves office, if he ever does. When are the investigations going to begin into why public servants are obeying unlawful orders to terrorize citizens of this country?

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Reply 33 - Posted by: tnorling, 10/6/2013 3:02:19 PM     (No. 9553083)

I´ve been ruminating upon the behavior of the federal workers implementing these directives. What won´t they do?

I recall during the Marathon bombing search citizens being hustled at gun point out of their houses which were then searched.

What do we have to look forward to next? Visions of Nazis dance in my head.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: Chief1942, 10/6/2013 5:17:14 PM     (No. 9553189)

There is a move underway, mostly in Western states where the Federal Government owns large tracts of land, to have the states take control over these lands within their contiguous borders. As these types of incidents prove beyond doubt, the Federal Government is the most inept, inconsiderate, and despicable stewards of any lands. Those in their employ are nothing more than robotic "brownshirts" who do the bidding of their higher ups for fear of retribution. This all looks vaguely familiar to anyone who knows anything about history in the 20th century. America could do quite well without the Department of Agriculture, the National Fish and Wildlife Service, The National Park Service, and the US Forest Service. Let the states where those resources lie take care of them and manage them.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: jerseyden, 10/6/2013 5:37:53 PM     (No. 9553210)

What concerns me the most is it appears to me that the repubs go along with obama on this. If not why haven´t they formed a group and went to the WW2 memorial and breached the barricades challenging obama´s storm troopers to arrest them. If they did this all other sites would have to relent and let visitors in.

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If a nuclear bomb exploded in downtown
Washington, what should you do?

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The Week, by Marc Ambinder    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 4/15/2014 4:51:46 AM     Post Reply
Funny question in the headline, yes? But since President Obama worries more about the threat of terrorists´ improvised nuclear device going off in a major American city than anything Russia can throw at us, I was wondering if the government had deigned to share with us citizens any tips for, you know, surviving something their own intelligence points to as the likeliest unlikely Black Swan event. Well, no. And yes. No — very few people in Washington, D.C., who work for the government have any idea what they would do if a 10-kiloton nuclear device exploded at the intersection of 16th and K

Obama taps gay bishop to wrap Easter
Prayer Breakfast with invocation

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Washington Times, by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: jackson- 4/15/2014 9:25:28 AM     Post Reply
When President Obama needed a preacher to fulfill the closing prayer duties at the annual White House Easter Prayer Breakfast, he turned to none other than the Episcopal Church’s first openly gay bishop — who said he was as shocked as anyone at the appointment. The Right Rev. Gene Robinson said in a tweet, accompanied by a photo of Mr. Obama behind a podium at the event: “POTUS ‘preaches’ at the Easter prayer breakfast. Then, out of the blue, asks ME to close with prayer. OMG!” Newsmax said he also emphasized that the words he chose to close the breakfast

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