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The Fickle and Whimsical Nature of the Law

Posted by Scott Rohter on Monday, March 20, 2017

The occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge is over… It ended in January 2016 with the tragic shooting death of Lavoy Finicum and the arrest of Ammon and Ryan Bundy and about two dozen other protestors who were with them at the Refuge, but the occupation of half the State of Oregon by the Federal government still goes on to this day. In fact…

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Judge in Malheur Occupation Trial Finally Rules on Ryan Payne’s Change of Plea Motion…

Posted by Scott Rohter on Thursday, December 29, 2016

The old adage, “Better late than never” doesn’t really apply to Ryan Payne… He is one of the few defendants in the Oregon Standoff Trial who pled guilty to charges of preventing Federal officers from doing their job through the use of threats or intimidation. He pled guilty under duress and only in order to receive concurrent sentences in Oregon and Nevada on another federal indictment he will have to stand trial over next month involving the Bunkerville Standoff at the Bundy Ranch in 2014. For Ryan Payne it would have been better if the Judge had never ruled on his motion to withdraw that guilty plea…

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Oregon Activist Judge Ann Aiken Strikes Again in Class Action Lawsuit over Climate Change

Posted by Scott Rohter on Saturday, December 10, 2016

A Federal judge who is primarily known for sending Dwight and Steven Hammond back to jail for the remainder of five years as arsonists under the Anti-Terrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act has now exerted her extreme liberal bias once again in a national class action lawsuit over climate change…

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Judge Kicks the Can down the Road Again for Seven Remaining Defendants in the Malheur Wildlife Refuge Occupation Trial

Posted by Scott Rohter on Tuesday, November 22, 2016

The Department of Justice appears to be stalling and Judge Anna Brown gave government prosecutors until December 14th to finally decide whether they are going to proceed to trial with the seven remaining defendants in the occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge or if they are going to drop the conspiracy charges against them…

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Government’s Plan to Railroad Bundy Family Hits a Major Roadblock in Oregon

Posted by Scott Rohter on Friday, October 28, 2016

A government vendetta against the family of Nevada rancher, Cliven Bundy ran into a major roadblock in Oregon on Thursday when a jury unanimously found two of his sons; Ammon and Ryan Bundy not guilty of conspiracy and Federal firearms charges on all thirteen counts…

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Ammon and Ryan Bundy – The Other Occupation and the Other Trial

Posted by Scott Rohter on Wednesday, October 26, 2016

In case you don’t already know it there are actually two trials going on at the same time both involving the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. One trial is about the occupation of the Refuge which lasted for 41 days and resulted in one death and at least fourteen persons charged with conspiracy. The other trial concerns the occupation of 700 million acres of land in twelve States by the Federal Government. This occupation has been going on for over a century. In some cases it has been going on ever since the War Between the States ended. This occupation involves 25 % of the land in the entire United States…

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Double Standard

Posted by Scott Rohter on Monday, October 24, 2016

As a private citizen, Shawna Cox copied government documents and stored them on a thumb drive. In her official capacity as Secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton stored over 30,000 government emails her own private server, and then deleted them all in a deliberate attempt to conceal the evidence of her influence peddling. Which is worse?

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Misportrayed – The Most Mischaracterized Trial and the Most Misunderstood Defendants in Oregon History… Ammon and Ryan Bundy

Posted by Scott Rohter on Saturday, October 22, 2016

The trial of Ammon and Ryan Bundy and five other defendants who occupied the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in January of 2016 is notable both for what is being discussed in the courtroom and for what is not being discussed in the courtroom. What isn’t being discussed or barely being discussed in the courtroom forms the underlying basis for all of the defendant’s actions and the alleged crimes which they are accused of committing…

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The Trial of the Century – The Occupation Trial of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge

Posted by Scott Rohter on Friday, October 7, 2016

The national mainstream media doesn’t really want to talk about this subject. Maybe they think it is too dangerous to talk about. I’m not sure, but I know this. The most important aspect of the occupation trial of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge won’t be discussed in the courtroom during the trial. It isn’t going to be debated in the jury’s presence. That is because the judge won’t allow it to be discussed or debated. You can count on that…

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The Face of Federal Over-reach in America

Posted by Scott Rohter on Wednesday, October 5, 2016

More than anyone else in America Ammon and Ryan Bundy are leading the fight to change the way that Congress administers public land. These truly dedicated men are sacrificing their lives to keep this subject in front of the Nation’s attention for as long as they have…

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Perspectives on the Occupation Trial of the Oregon Malheur Wildlife Refuge

Posted by Scott Rohter on Tuesday, October 4, 2016

There seems to be a clear and concerted effort by the Federal government to manipulate the outcome of this trial by concealing exculpatory evidence from the jury. This evidence goes to prove or to corroborate the motives of the defendants and their intent, but Judge Brown has refused to allow any discussion of the defendants’ motives so far…

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Guilty Until Proven Innocent – Ammon and Ryan Bundy try to Prove their Innocence Amid a Government Conspiracy to Convince the Public of their Guilt.

Posted by Scott Rohter on Saturday, September 17, 2016

Ammon and Ryan Bundy try to Prove their Innocence Amid a Government Conspiracy to Convince the Public of their Guilt.

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Just How Low will the Government Go to Convict the Bundys of Conspiracy?

Posted by Scott Rohter on Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Opening arguments begin next week in the trials of Ammon and Ryan Bundy and five of the remaining co-defendants who are accused of conspiracy to impede Federal officers in the occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. The so called “occupation” lasted for 41 days. In a surprise move by prosecutors just before the trial began all of the charges against another defendant, Pete Santilli were dropped, but Mr. Santilli will remain in Federal custody until his other trial in Nevada begins later this year on similar charges relating to his involvement in the standoff with the BLM at the Bundy Ranch…

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Ryan Bundy Beaten Up by Prison Guards and Placed in Solitary Confinement until Trial

Posted by Scott Rohter on Thursday, August 25, 2016

Ryan Bundy, the eldest son of rancher Cliven Bundy of Nevada was beaten up by Multnomah County Detention Center prison guards for refusing to allow the government to remove a bullet lodged in his upper right arm. Mr. Bundy was one of the passengers in Lavoy Finicum’s truck on the day it was randomly fired upon by FBI agents and Oregon State Police officers. Mr. Bundy’s wrist and thumb were both dislocated in the jailhouse incident, and his head was smashed into a wall. During jury selection he was present in the courtroom and he looked like he had two black eyes according to eyewitnesses…

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A Conspiracy Like No Other

Posted by Scott Rohter on Saturday, July 30, 2016

Webster defines a conspiracy as a secret agreement to perform a wrongful or unlawful act. There are many different kinds of conspiracies, but they all contain two basic elements. They all include an element of secrecy and they all include the intent to do harm. They all begin with a desire to commit evil for some personal gain. No one has ever been indicted for planning a conspiracy to do good. That is no one until Ammon and Ryan Bundy. They are prisoners of conscience in an unconscionable prison…

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Ammon and Ryan Bundy Hearing on Motion for Pre-Trial Release / Motion Denied is Justice Denied.

Posted by Scott Rohter on Monday, July 18, 2016

The little court room was packed at the Portland, Oregon Federal Court house to hear the attorneys for Ammon and Ryan Bundy argue their respective motions on why they should be released from pretrial custody. It was the last item on the court’s calendar today which had to do with the occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in January of 2016. The Bundys and two other defendants have been locked up now without trial for almost six months. This was the hearing I had come to witness…

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Harney County Commissioner Steve Grasty Survives Recall Vote

Posted by Scott Rohter on Wednesday, June 29, 2016

A County Court judge who also sits on the Harney County Commission which is a conflict of interest survived a vote to recall him today. The recall vote is a result of his actions and the decisions he made during the occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. Commissioner Steve Grasty is the Oregon judge who denied permission for residents of Burns, Oregon to use a public building in order to meet with protestors from the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge…

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Time to End the Occupation of Oregon by the Federal Government

Posted by Scott Rohter on Saturday, April 23, 2016

The controversy over the Federal government’s use and control of land in Oregon didn’t begin with the occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge nor will it end with the death of Lavoy Finicum or the arrest of Ammon and Ryan Bundy on federal charges stemming from their month long protest in Harney County. Their peaceful demonstration at the Refuge was intended to call attention to the Federal Government’s unconstitutional occupation of 700 million acres of land in twelve Western States. The dispute over the management of public lands will not be settled at their trials because it won’t even be addressed at their trials. They are merely being tried on criminal charges resulting from their failure to obey police orders to leave the Refuge…

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Sagebrush Rebellion Revisited – It’s Time to End all Federal Control of State Land

Posted by Scott Rohter on Tuesday, March 22, 2016

       Time to End all Federal Control of State Land By Scott Rohter, February 2016   IT IS NOT BY COINCIDENCE THAT ARTICLE 4 SECTON 3 OF THE CONSTITUTION READS THAT “CONGRESS SHALL HAVE THE POWER TO DISPOSE OF TERRITORY BELONGING TO THE UNITED STATES.”  It then goes on to say that “Congress shall have the power to make all needful […]

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Police Investigation into the Shooting Death of Robert Lavoy Finicum Concludes the Use of Deadly Force was Justified

Posted by Scott Rohter on Friday, March 11, 2016

We have all been shocked by the videotape of Lavoy Finicum being shot to death while his hands were up in the air. We have heard the eyewitness accounts of Victoria Sharp and Shawna Cox who were passengers in the vehicle that Mr. Finicum was driving. Now police investigators have concluded their investigation into the use of deadly force and they have revealed the results of their findings…

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Joint State-Federal Plan to Remove Four Dams on Klamath River Approved… The War on America’s Ranchers and Farmers Continues.

Posted by Scott Rohter on Monday, February 8, 2016

Not only is the Federal Government waging a procrastinated war on America’s ranchers. Dwight and Steven Hammond, Cliven, Carol, Ammon, and Ryan Bundy, and Jeanette Finicum can all testify to that. Her late husband Robert LaVoy Finicum was recently shot dead in Oregon for objecting to the government’s unconstitutional land use polices. The Feds are not just waging a war on ranchers. They are also waging a war of attrition against farmers in the West… With the help of the Nation’s first LGBT Governor Kate Brown and the entire Oregon Congressional delegation which consists of five Democrats and one RINO Republican, the final steps have been taken to remove four operating dams on the Klamath River…

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FBI Pulls the Trigger on the Demonstration at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Burns, Oregon

Posted by Scott Rohter on Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Not far from Custer’s last stand in a remote part of southeastern Oregon there is a small wooden cross lovingly placed in the snow along Highway 395 not too far from the little town of Burns. It commemorates Finicum’s last stand. It is a rather crude wooden cross that was hastily erected to mark the place where Robert LaVoy Finicum died defending the Constitution he believed in. He was murdered by Oregon State Police officers and FBI agents after…

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The Burning Question of Federal Land Use Policies and Land Ownership in the Western United States

Posted by Scott Rohter on Sunday, January 17, 2016

All the bounty of God’s blessings and all riches and wealth comes from the land, and about half of the land in the western United States is owned by the Federal Government. To be exact forty-nine percent of the land in twelve western States including Alaska, but not counting Hawaii is owned by the United States Government. The actual percentage of land owned by the Feds varies in each State from a high of about 94% in Nevada…

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From the Tenets of Hippocrates to the Epitome of Hypocrisy

Posted by Scott Rohter on Sunday, August 30, 2015

listen to the news broadcasts these days with a increasing amount of skepticism and cynicism and rightly so. Regrettably there isn’t one major mainstream media news source in America that isn’t pushing their progressive agenda on the American public. From ABC to FOX News to NPR each and every major network is guilty of doing the exact same thing, and all of America’s major newspapers are doing it too. They are all guilty of violating their own professional standards of journalism and betraying the public trust in order to advance their globalist progressive agenda…

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Small Portland Oregon Bakery gets Fined $135,000 for Refusing to Bake a Cake! – Just One More Injustice in a Long Line of Progressive Injustices.

Posted by Scott Rohter on Saturday, April 25, 2015

Aaron and Melissa Klein, the owners of a small mom and pop bakery in Portland, Oregon were fined $135,000 yesterday for refusing to bake a cake for a gay wedding ceremony. The judgment came approximately two years after a woman and her daughter walked into their Portland area store, Sweet Cakes by Melissa and wanted to order a cake with all of the appropriate decorations on it for what they called a wedding…

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Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber Resigns amid Ethics Scandal and Oregon Secretary of State Kate Brown becomes America’s First LGBT Governor.

Posted by Scott Rohter on Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Four time Governor John Kitzhaber did an about face and abruptly resigned from office last week. It was one month into an unprecedented fourth term for the emergency room physician from Roseburg who was born in Washington and grew up in Eugene. He resigned under a cloud of suspicions and pressure from his peers while an ongoing criminal investigation into allegations of influence peddling by his fiancé continues to run its course…

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Done with the GOP!

Posted by Scott Rohter on Monday, January 12, 2015

Tolerance without discretion is not a virtue so today I have quit the G.O.P. I have decided to stop being tolerant of progressives in the Republican Party who are cooperating with Democrats to fundamentally transform the United States of America. I am done with the GOP. I will not cooperate with the progressive establishment of the GOP who want to destroy our constitutional Republic so I went down to the county elections office and I switched my Party registration to un-AFFILIATED. I registered as “not a member of any political party”… and I suggest you do the same…

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“Cover Oregon” Health Insurance Exchange Dies – Troubled Oregon Health Insurance Exchange Finally Dies after a Terminal Bout with Progressive Stupidity

Posted by Scott Rohter on Friday, April 25, 2014

Oregon’s very own version of the Federal on-line health insurance exchange called “Cover Oregon” tried to save others in Oregon, but it just couldn’t save itself from its own terminal case of stupidity and the stupidity of our progressive Governor who enthusiastically supported it…

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Out of Control E.P.A. and Power Hungry Oregon D.E.Q. Claims they Found Levels of Toxic Mercury in the McKenzie River.

Posted by Scott Rohter on Sunday, February 2, 2014

The McKenzie River is already one of Oregon’s cleanest and most protected rivers. Certain parts of it are designated as a “Wild and Scenic River” by the United States government and they receive the strictest Federal protections. The McKenzie River is well known to fly fishermen and drift boat enthusiasts alike. People from all over the world come to Oregon to fish in its clean waters and ride its lovely rapids, but wait… The rapids aren’t the only thing that are raging. The battle for control of the river is raging again too. The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality says they recently measured trace amounts of mercury in two species of migratory fish that were caught in Springfield near the mouth of the McKenzie River where it joins the Willamette River. The two fish they tested were a Northern Pikeminnow and a Large Scale Sucker fish which make their home in both the Willamette River and in the McKenzie River…

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Global Warming or Climate Change… or is it about Time for an Explanation Change?

Posted by Scott Rohter on Wednesday, December 25, 2013

The temperature outside is a chilly minus ten degrees. I am not in Alaska mind you. I am in Oregon. I am not even in the mountains of Oregon. I am in the central Willamette Valley where the elevation is only about 400 feet above sea level. Is this global warming, climate change, or is it about time for an explanation change? Now there is a new Arctic air mass heading right for our Midwest States and the people back there are bracing for extreme cold. I think it is about time for an explanation change. I think it is time to re-examine the politically correct wisdom or the lack thereof about what is actually going on with the weather…

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Smart Meters are a Dumb Idea Part 2… and so is EWEB’s Plan to sell its McKenzie River Customers to Another Electric Utility Company

Posted by Scott Rohter on Thursday, September 19, 2013

It was a packed house. Every seat in the room was taken. There wasn’t a vacant space left in the parking lot. The little room was filled to overflowing with concerned Lane County residents who came to hear about their electric utility company’s latest hair brained scheme to sell their upriver customers to another electric utility company for some much needed cash after making a series of poor investments in wind and solar energy projects…

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Smart Meters are a Dumb Idea – Eugene Water and Electric Board Tries to Sell its McKenzie River Customers for Cash

Posted by Scott Rohter on Wednesday, August 28, 2013

I received a letter the other day from my electric utility company telling me that they were exploring something called a “service territory transfer”. I thought to myself, “What the heck is that?” Exploration is something you do in outer space, and what the heck is a service territory transfer anyway? What is being transferred, to whom, and why?

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Oregon Follows Mexifornia Down the Road to Decline and Third World Status

Posted by Scott Rohter on Saturday, May 4, 2013

On May 1st the United States of America lost another State on the left coast to stupidity. Oregon now follows California in a predictable head long plunge towards Third World Status with the passage of two crazy Bills in the Oregon Legislature. House Bill 2787 grants in state college tuition benefits to illegal aliens, and Senate Bill 833 allows these lawbreakers to obtain an official Oregon driver’s license, to make their illegal stay here more convenient…

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Protecting or Not Protecting Oregon’s Historic Goodpasture Covered Bridge over the McKenzie River

Posted by Scott Rohter on Saturday, March 30, 2013

Now that the repair work on the historic Goodpasture Covered Bridge is done, our Lane County Board of Commissioners should start considering how to best protect the bridge and the taxpayer’s investment in the newly renovated bridge.. However since they really didn’t spend much of the local taxpayer’s money, to fix it, they enjoy a certain amount of insulation from the cause and effect of the deliberate heavy use of the bridge by commercial logging operations.

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RINOS Rule… in the Republican Party – A Bridge to Somewhere from a Position of Nowhere

Posted by Scott Rohter on Wednesday, February 13, 2013

RINOS still rule the Republican Party in spite of all the hard work and determination of the Tea Party. Republican conservatives and libertarians keep fighting with each other, and shooting each other in the foot while RINOS remain solidly in control of the Republican Party. If we are not careful that is still the way it is going to be in four years. How does that sound for a winning political strategy in 2014?

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Oregon Un-Republican Party! Is Michelle Malkin unknowingly helping to elect more RINOs in Oregon?

Posted by Scott Rohter on Monday, February 11, 2013

They have to pay a national celebrity to come here to speak at their annual Lincoln Day dinner just in order to get Lane County Republicans to contribute enough money to keep the lights and heat on at their local Republican Party headquarters. Lured by the prospect of hobnobbing with a real media personality, some local Republicans pony up as much as 500 dollars a plate to keep their failing Party alive. I wonder if Michelle Malkin actually knows how she is being used in the effort to help elect more RINOs in Oregon…

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Not One More Dime, Not One Damn Nickel, Not One Red Cent!

Posted by Scott Rohter on Sunday, February 10, 2013

Republicans aren’t ready to beat Democrats in 2014, until we first defeat RINO’s in 2013. That should be our main goal for the next year, and I can assure you that it will be a formidable one after seeing what the Republican leadership did at last year’s National Convention with their rules changes…

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The Worst Little Town in America: Coburg, Oregon

Posted by Scott Rohter on Tuesday, February 5, 2013

This small town police department has been warned before by the Oregon Legislature not to use its police department to write traffic tickets along Interstate 5 just to generate money for the town coffers. In the past as much as 80% of the town’s revenue has been derived by writing these questionable traffic tickets along Interstate 5. Today the Coburg Police Department is still generating about 40% of the town’s revenue through its municipal traffic court…

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A Coterie of Oregon Republican Sycophants – “Alley Cats”

Posted by Scott Rohter on Sunday, December 9, 2012

I used to think that the phenomenon which makes northern Oregonians so different than people in the rest of the State and in the Nation was caused by something in their water supply at Bull Run Reservoir which is the source of the drinking water for the entire Portland metropolitan area. Perhaps it was a liberal virus that is now spread mostly through human contact, but which was originally transmitted by a waterborne pathogen from the depths of Bull Run Reservoir.Perhaps that explains all of the bull…

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Lane County Republican Party – Born to Lose… Over and Over Again

Posted by Scott Rohter on Saturday, November 17, 2012

Oregon Republican Party State Chairman Allen Alley must be living in his own little dream world, and so apparently is about one-half of the elected members of the Lane County Republican Party! Why do I say that? Well, for starters…

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