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The Bundy Affair #22 – Ryan Bundy’s Brilliant Opening Statement

The Bundy Affair #22

Ryan Bundy’s Brilliant Opening Statement

Gary Hunt
Outpost of Freedom
November 20, 2017

Bret Whipple is Cliven Bundy’s attorney in the current trial in Las Vegas, Whipple, in an interview with John Lamb, made some observations on Ryan Bundy’s opening statement, that I will paraphrase. He said that he was impressed with Ryan’s statement because it cut to the chase in common language; he had the courage to speak so calmly and so well, with the pressure on him, and in so short an amount of time. He then pointed out that the jury seemed mesmerized and that the entire courtroom was silent for a few minutes after Ryan competed his statement.

Now, I know that sounds awfully over the top, but, then, when I read Ryan’s statement, well, it is seldom that I have tears in my eyes, but this was an exception. And, all I did was read it. I’m sure that those who heard Ryan give this statement, with the eloquence that has been stated by others, that nobody could walk away and be unmoved by what he had to say.

Below is the entire opening statement given by Ryan Bundy, to the jury, on November 15, 2017.

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Thanks to the jurors for being here. I Told you a little about myself at voir dire, but I’d like to introduce myself a little more, and tell you about my heritage and how that affects my case. (Projects a picture of his family – AND leaves it up throughout his statement!) [Note: the picture shown above.]

This is my ID! Not my driver’s license. This is who I am, a man with a family and I’ll do whatever it takes to provide for them. I want you to picture in your minds…you’re out on the land… I’ll take you to our ranch, you can see all the beauty of the land, the fresh air, sunsets and sunrises, the brush, you’re on a horse in front of the cattle – place yourself there – feel the freedom – out of the congestion of the cars – that’s how I was raised, playing in the river, we were called river-rats and that is where my life began and I hope ends.

My family has been on that land 141 years, my pioneer ancestors settled there in 1877 – there was nothing there. They carved out a living… they brought a horse and wagon and some provisions… this case, the government mentioned is “not about rights”, but it is – those rights do mean something – rights are created through beneficial use. When my ancestors arrived, undoubtedly the horse would need a drink, so they lead him to the water and that is beneficial use. The horse and perhaps a cow that had been lead behind the wagon need eat some brush in the hills, that is beneficial use. That established rights. The water rights are real! So real, the State of Nevada has a water rights registry including livestock watering rights. A law was created to protect those rights. The water rights that my father owns were first registered in 1891 by the State of Nevada – the State of Nevada is important, a sovereign state, it’s own unit, which entered the union in 1864. It entered equal to the original states, it is its own entity and state laws are important.

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Barbeau Qued in Seattle – A Patriot’s Bulletin Vol. 1 No. 2

Barbeau Qued in Seattle

A Patriot’s Bulletin Vol. 1 No. 2

Schuyler’s Last Edition from Behind Prison Walls

Gary Hunt
Outpost of Freedom
November 20, 2017

Later today, Schuyler Barbeau will walk out of Federal Detention Center, SeaTac, after over 23 months for making his own firearm and finding that the government’s overarching authority extends well beyond commerce and that you can be taxed for something you made with your own hands.

Today will be his last day in prison, and today, his last “A Patriots Bulletin” will have been published from prison.

The Bulletin is 31 pages, including the cover, and has articles by Schuyler, other inmates he has shared the past two years with, and copied newspaper articles with subject matter having to do with the infringed right to keep and bear arms.

Get your copy here: A Patriot’s Bulletin-Vol 1 No 2.pdf


Burns Chronicles No 60 – Duane Ehmer is Going to Prison

Burns Chronicles No 60

Duane Ehmer is Going to Prison

Hellboy will be Without His Companion

Gary Hunt
Outpost of Freedom
November 20, 2017

Duane Ehmer was convicted of a felony, willfully damaging the refuge, or depredation of government property, by using a refuge excavator to dig two deep trenches, and misdemeanor trespassing; tampering with government vehicles and equipment; and destruction and removal of government property during the 41-day armed occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. For these, he was sentenced to serve one year and one day in prison and to pay restitution in the amount of $10,000. The restitution is based upon a claim that a burial ground was disturbed, though no evidence of a burial or an artifacts have been presented. So, just words by someone who wasn’t there is sufficient to steal Duane’s hard earned money, when he gets out of prison.

During his sentencing hearing, he read a prepared statement:

“I am a proud American veteran and father. I am active in my community and a small business owner. After ten years of good service I left the Army I was too broken for military service any longer, I had to start over with a hearing loss and PTSD and other issues

“I tried to isolate myself from the world just focusing on what was important in life and starting over. I taught myself to weld and started a welding business. I built my business for about ten years before the Refuge.

“When I went to the refuge I went because I heard on the radio that terrorist had taken over the Burns wildlife refuge.

“This wasn’t the case. I went there expecting to stop terrorists in my backyard. This is why I went to the Refuge. I had no background information about the Bundy’s or the Hammond’s before I got there. I had never heard of anything to do with the militias or anything else.

“Once I arrived at the Refuge, I quickly learned that what was happening on the ground didn’t match what was being told to anyone. The Hammond family came the first morning I was there, and I learned their story first hand. So, I tried to talk to the locals about what was going on. I knew old cowboys never begged for help. But they begged us to stay. I also knew it was going to get real ugly and dangerous. After being there three or four days, I returned home.

“I love my daughter very much and valued her freedom. I prayed about what to do, and I felt God telling me to return to the Refuge with my horse and flag. So, I did. I knew it was a symbolic fight and there was no way to match the government’s firepower. But I would do what I could to get the truth out. I was going over everything in my head from my military experience to meeting the Hammonds, and it broke my heart to see old cowboys beg for help.

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Camp Lone Star – The Hole Gets Deeper

Camp Lone Star

The Hole Gets Deeper

Gary Hunt
Outpost of Freedom
November 7, 2017

About an hour after I posted yesterday’s (November 6, 2017) article, I went out to get the mail.  There was a letter from Kevin “KC” Massey, from his hellhole in Seagoville, Texas.  This is beginning to play out like a “B” movie, however, this time; I think that I should give it to you in Kevin’s own words.

Now, before we begin, there have been some comments that the last article just might get Kevin in more trouble than he already is.  In the letter in which he gave me the information for the story, he said that he wasn’t a writer, and wanted me to put it in my words.  He knows that this either will serve for good, or will make things worse.  Being the man that he is, he is willing to take that risk.

One more thing before we get on with Kevin’s own words.  I am on the FBI press release mailing list.  After I read Kevin’s mail, I check my email and, well, I found this waiting for me.  Perhaps a sign that things are getting more honest in government, and I surely hope so.  So, you can read it for yourself:

ECI Correctional Officer Sentenced to 46 Months in Federal Prison for Racketeering Conspiracy

Now, for Kevin’s story:

“Well today, I had to go to another DHO hearing on the “green leafy substance” that they said was found in my locker.  After sending it to a lab to determine its chemical composition they threw away the lab report and found it was a narcotic based on the “NIK” test.  A Lieutenant told me the NIK test is not reliable or accurate.  They (BOP) asserted that what was suspected for it to be “K2”, but K2 is not illegal, nor is it a narcotic.  Convenient how they can decide to use an inadmissible, unreliable test over a laboratory Test.

“Anyway now they hit me with another sanction on top of the one for the cigarettes.  41 days loss of good time, 60 days in solitary, 180 days more of no phone, visits, or commissary.  This could cause me to have to do all of my “time” up to May 20 2018.

“My only hope of getting out soon is the Supreme Court or my 2255 motion.  These motherfuckers are gonna fuck me until the last drop.

“The DHO bastard also read me my rights then boldly denied me my rights.  The Hearing was recorded so I am going to appeal it.  He said I had a right to have a staff representative and I had a right to have witnesses on my behalf.  Then he said I refused my rights, but he couldn’t produce any document I signed waiving any of my rights.  He only had a document signed by me of my enumerated rights with my signature and the statement without prejudice.  I told him that specifically means I wasn’t waiving any rights by my signature.  He still said I had waived my rights.  It is all “recorded” supposedly.  I’ll bet somehow the recording will get lost.  They have no conscience about lying or fucking anyone over.

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Camp Lone Star – Massey is in the Hole

Camp Lone Star – Massey is in the Hole

Maybe there is more to this than meets the eye

Gary Hunt
Outpost of Freedom
November 6, 2017

I’m going to piece a story together from some information I was provided by a friend. I can’t yet confirm the veracity of the story, though in writing it, perhaps the truth of its accuracy will eventually be established.

It begins in a federal prison in Texas. The prison has the main blocks (behind the wall), and a less secure area known as the “Satellite”. It is in the Satellite where the following people and events occurred.

To begin with, there must be someone in authority who can allow certain things to happen, and to make other things happen. Let’s call that person “Mz. Ruiz”. She works for the Bureau of Prisons (BOP), and is involved in setting, or changing, release dates for prisoners. She is also the Case Manager for Massey, who recently ‘advised’ him that his release date had been moved from December 7, 2017 to January 8, 2018. Though Ruiz blamed the change on the Resident Reentry Manager, as you will see, there may be more to this story than meets the eye.

Ruiz had also made accusations against Massey, saying that he had threatened her on the phone. However, when the Lieutenant that investigated the matter reviewed the recorded phone calls in front of Massey, there were just a number of derogatory comments about Ruiz, no threats, at all. Apparently, her claim was concocted, and the charge was dismissed. Ruiz told Massey that she would never talk with him, again, unless his counselor or a Unit Manager were present

One of the prisoners, Cody Mayfield, is in Aryan Brotherhood of Texas, and even as a federal prisoner, he manages to keep his Facebook page going. He also seems to have a very good relationship with Mz. Ruiz. He seems to know when there will be inspections, or investigations that are trying to catch him operating his illegal gambling operation.

When he pressured an inmate to pay up on a gambling loss, the inmate threatened to turn him in. Instead, he relieved that debt and hid his gambling equipment until the SIS (Special Investigation Squad) searched, and found nothing. It seems that he must have the support of someone within BOP to manage to always avoid the bullet. What led to this incident was the debtor that owed the gambling debt, contacted his wife and told her about it. She then called the prison about the money her husband owed to Mayfield for the gambling debt.

It appears that Mayfield also borrowed $150 from Massey, about 7 months before to pay some gambling debts. However, he has yet to repay the $150 to Massey. Not a good character reference, considering the Facebook posting.

The next player in this soap opera is Danny Contreras (Daniel Armando Contreras). Danny, according to sources, brings in about 90% of the contraband that comes into the Satellite. Danny appears to be Mayfield’s source for steroids and needles. Danny must have some good connections, and some of what he brings in is “K2”, which is a Synthetic marijuana, and was found in the autopsied remains of New England Patriots’ Aaron Hernandez, who died in prison. The K2 was considered as contributing to Hernandez’s death.

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