HARRY REID SURRENDERS: Military wing of Bureau of Land Management Says It Will Leave Bundy Alone

Caleb Howe reports that the Harry Reid-controlled Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has raised the white flag and will cease its paramilitary operation against the Bundy family.

Fox News is reporting that the Nevada standoff between the Bureau of Land Management and the Bundy Ranch has come to an end. The feds are pulling out because it has become too dangerous for their employees and the public. In other words, the Bundys win…

Fox reports that 400 of 900 cattle have already been rounded up, but the operation is now ended before it was completed. This means that the intervention of the activists and supporters who have camped out near the disputed area was successful. The crowd, claiming that victory, cheered loudly as the sheriff announced the end of the operation.

The BLM is controlled by one of Harry Reid’s cronies.

Given Reid’s long history of troubling, sleazy deals, all of the attention on the Senate Majority Leader (thank you, Dana Loesch) seems to have paid off.

It’s all but certain that Reid was behind this land grab and I would bet that a close investigation would reveal more crony deals of the sort for which he’s infamous. Maybe someday we’ll have a real media — actual journalists and not partisan hacks — who will investigate this sort of government-run-amok madness.

Hat tip: BadBlue News

Doug Ross @ Journal

Larwyn’s Linx: Leave Us (the Hell) Alone

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Nation

Leave Us Alone: Erick Erickson
Obama To Americans: You Don’t Deserve To Be Free: It Makes Sense
Steve King: SOTU is about splitting the Republican Party: Scoop

Why the Republican Leaders Are So Desperate For Amnesty : John Hawkins
Dear America, here’s your neutered Republican Party leadership: Scoop
House Dem: ObamaCare unraveling because young won’t sign up: Hot Air

Why Rich People Feel Persecuted: Instapundit
DHS Secretary: Murderer, Not Caught For 10 yrs, You’re a Hero: Karl Denninger
Three Charts to Cheer a Conservative’s Heart: ConIntel

Evil: III Percent
The Inequality Bogeyman: Thomas Sowell
An Empty Suit Prepares To Deliver an Empty Speech: Power Line

Economy

The Paradox of Public Assistance: David J. Hebert
AFSCME in dues freefall after Wisconsin labor union reforms: Moe Lane
Hillary: I haven’t driven a car in 18 years: Hot Air

Scandal Central

From freedom to fascism: NoisyRm
Ted Cruz describes what Hillary Clinton would do ‘if she really was sorry’ about Benghazi: Joel Gehrke
Murder in the U.S.: Publiusetiam (2013)

“Schindler’s List” Producer Gerald Molen Says “I Never Feared My Government Until Now”: John Hawkins
James O’Keefe: Gov. Cuomo is targeting us: Scoop
Rep. Jim Bridenstine host father of slain Benghazi SEAL at SOTU: Twitchy

Climate & Energy

Climate Change vs Free Speech: Mark Steyn
Europe Dumps Global Warming Efforts; Good Idea?: Mish
Jay Carney: Obama Won’t Take His Pen To Approve Keystone Pipeline And Create Jobs: LoneCon

Media

Call To Arms: @MarkSteynOnline Needs Our Support: Camp o’ the Saints
He’s the Smartest President Ever, so give him easy words: Sister Toldjah
Ruth Marcus: Monica Lewinsky Was Asking For It: TruthRevolt

WaPo/ABC News Poll: 63 Percent Have “No Confidence” In Obama: WZ
A Very Sincere Thank You to @Gretawire: Erick Erickson
You said a mouthful: Hopenchange

A Nation of Criminals: John Hayward
Doctor Schumer Auditions for Regime Minister of Propaganda: Lee Cary
Christie Decried Fort Lee Having 3 Dedicated Lanes Onto the GWB in December: Breitbart

World

White House Speechwriter Jokes About “Polish Death Camp” Incident: Free Patriot
The Future Under ObamaCare: Man Found Dead in ER After Waiting Eight Hours for a Doctor : JWF
Protests in Ukraine: Illustrated Timeline: AP

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

Report: Phishing Attacks Enabled SEA To Crack CNN’s Social Media: Tim Wilson
Microsoft admits email hack as Syrian Electronic Army gloats: John E Dunn, TechWorld
Samsung’s Google Glass competitor, ‘Galaxy Glass,’ could debut in September: Devindra Hardawar

Cornucopia

Mexclusive!! IRS Releases New Simplified Tax Form 1040 TEA-EZ for Tea Party Taxpayers!!: Sooper
Video Killed the Radio Star. Teleprompters Killed…: MOTUS
Comparing Hitler and The Nazi’s Must End: Even If Perkins Has a Point: P&F

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Today’s Larwyn’s Linx sponsored by: Call To Arms: @MarkSteynOnline Needs Our Support

QOTD: “That some of the poor get most of their income from the government is not to argue that welfare recipients are lazy or don’t wish to work. Rather it suggests that the incentives they face may make them reluctant to accept employment opportunities at offered wages. We can think through this proposition logically: Suppose I offer you $ 240 per week in financial aid while you are between jobs. You would be receiving that money for zero hours of work per week. Being an honest person, you go out and look for work, eventually finding a job that pays you $ 8 per hour, or $ 320 per week working full time. Should you take that job?

On the one hand, you would receive more money by taking that job than you would by accepting the aid. However, economics teaches us the value in thinking at the margin. Doing so reveals that you would only receive an additional $ 120 per week in exchange for your 40 hours of work. In other words, taking into account your opportunity cost, you would really only be earning $ 3 per hour! While I certainly cannot speak for everyone, I feel reasonably confident in saying that few people in this country value their time at only $ 3 per hour. Realizing this, it is no puzzle why people receiving aid tend to stay unemployed for so long.” —David J. Hebert

Doug Ross @ Journal

Nuclear deal would leave Iran 2 to 3 weeks from The Bomb, says former senior UN nuclear official.

iran-nuclear-graphic(Washington, D.C.) — The Obama administration and the rest of the P5+1 leaders are adamant that the interim nuclear deal on the table is:

A) the best that can be accomplished; and

B) will make it much harder for Iran to build the Bomb.

Are either of these things true?

Not according to a former senior IAEA nuclear official who says Iran could break the deal at any time and be just two to three weeks away from building operational nuclear warheads.

“One day before Iran began implementing its nuclear deal with world powers, a former United Nations watchdog said the Islamic Republic would only be two to three weeks away from a nuclear weapon if the agreement were broken,” reports Haaretz.

“Olli Heinonen, former deputy director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, appeared on a Sunday radio show, where he discussed recent remarks from Iran’s top nuclear negotiator,” the Israeli daily newspaper noted. “Abbas Araghchi said last week that Iran could resume enriching uranium to levels prohibited by the nuclear deal in one day’s time. Heinonen told Aaron Klein’s WABC Radio show that it would take Iran ‘two, three weeks to have enough uranium hexafluoride high-enriched for one single weapon.’”….

“If [Iran] in reality [breaks the deal] tomorrow, they still have quite a substantial stock of uranium hexafluoride, which is enriched to 20 percent,” said Heinonen. “So if this all happens in the next, let’s say, weeks, this is really true. They can start to produce 20-percent enriched uranium….They have to put perhaps some 6,000 centrifuges to work in this kind of a mode.

“If they do that, which they can technically do, it will take certainly a little bit more than one night to do. But then once they have sorted it out, it would take about two, three weeks to have enough uranium hexafluoride high-enriched for one single weapon,” Heinonen added.

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