I am sure that's scaredy talk and the sentence guidelines are considerably lower. What's worse, the people saying that shit do know better.
Something to note however, if they give any of these guys Leonard Peltier type prison sentences and expect the next standoff to be either bloodless or just one sided bloodless, that could change things, maybe. We saw how they threw long ugly sentences at Ed and Elaine Brown along with some of their supporters and that didn't seem to convince anyone how serious this shit gets. I noticed how Randy Weaver was not showing up to any more standoffs after that either.
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Gary Hunt, Outpost of Freedom March 13, 2017
When I was in the Army, I had to obey the orders that were given to me, by my superiors. That obligation ceased nearly fifty years ago.
Since that time, I have only taken “orders” from my employer or supervisor, though I have given “orders” to subordinates, as a part of my supervisory responsibilities in various positions I have held.
I have also given “orders” for food or other purchases, as I don’t expect waitresses or clerks to be mind readers.
In all of the above instances, there has been a relationship predicated on the fact that there was some implied obligation by virtue of the relationship, fiduciary or voluntary, between the “orderer” and the “orderee“. Yes, I made those two words up, but I suppose that all reading this will get the point being made.
This tribulation began when the U. S. Department of Justice “Demanded” that I Cease and Desist publishing a series of articles exposing informants, both inside and outside of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge during the occupation by those seeking a “Redress of Grievances” (First Amendment). The Letter also wanted me to return information that I had obtained without any illegal act on my part. And, in a somewhat ridiculous (impossible) Demand, that I remove the articles from my website “and any other website”.
However, I have no more control over “any other website” than the Justice Department has over me.
An FBI agent delivered the Letter. I asked the agent what obliged me to recognize the authority of the Letter. He said that he did not know. (See Freedom of the Press #1 – Meeting with the FBI)
Since that time, the Court has “Ordered” me to do things that I didn’t want to do. I have refused service on two of them; the second (middle) one was never even offered to me to be refused. In each instance, I have asked for some law that I violated or how I came under the jurisdiction of the Court in Portland, Oregon. I have yet to receive a qualified answer thereto.
Now, I say “qualified answer”, in that the US Shysters have included case law in their Motions, though when I researched those cases submitted, I found that those cases really supported my position, not the government’s position.
The government is using the Court as a forum, while I cannot do so, since I would be submitting to the Court’s jurisdiction. So, my recourse is to use the “Court of Public Opinion”. The government has introduced articles from both the “Burns Chronicles” and “Freedom of the Press” series into the Court Record. As I have pointed out, one cannot submit a page of a book into the record without submitting the whole book. The articles are nothing less than pages of a book, and must be taken as a whole. This is especially true with “Freedom of the Press”, as it is chapters in an ongoing story — recorded as that story plays out.
The government has set forth arguments, made assertions, and have otherwise provided “papers” to the Court which represent that I am subject to jurisdiction. However, each of those assertions has been disproven in my responses. So, though they began by using my articles in an effort to defame me, and have selectively chosen what “evidence” they want in the Record, the government has been remarkably consistent in ignoring content that disputes those claims.
On Friday, March 10, 2017, the government filed “Government’s Status Report Regarding Order to Show Cause” (Report), asking that the Court “issue a warrant for his arrest to be served by the United States Marshal.” In support of that Report, they also filed the “Affidavit of FBI Special Agent Jason P. Kruger in Support of Government’s Status Report Regarding Order to Show Cause” (Affidavit). This article is my response to which can only be seen as a demonstration of the incompetence of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
The first section of the Report is titled “The Government Has Established by Clear and Convincing Evidence That Gary Hunt Is Violating This Court’s Lawful and Direct Orders“. So, let’s look at some of that “clear and convincing evidence”. (Emphasis, mine.)
They do make a statement that the reports from which I obtained my information (Form 1023) “were provided in discovery to the 26 defendants being prosecuted in United States v. Bundy, et al.” We clearly see that some of the people in the US Shyster’s office and some in the Court were also provided copies of those reports. However, they tend to be suggestive (subjective) rather than objective (what should be “the whole truth”), they conveniently omit any source that may have provided the information to me. Obviously, to do so would not fit their narrative.
Then, regarding the Cease and Desist Letter of January 5, 2017, they state, “The letter requested Hunt to cease and desist from publicly disseminating the material. The letter also directed Hunt to remove the protected material from his website.” Well, close, but no prize. For example, the Letter said, “you must immediately, cease and desist”. Not quite a request, rather, a demand. When they said that it must be removed from my website, they conveniently omitted “or any other website”. The former would be a rather simple task; the latter, clearly impossible.
In referring to a comment made on Facebook, by Duane Ehmer, one of the defendants, they repeat that Duane has said, back on February 5, 2017, that in response to a question, he replied, “He is working with our lawyers”. As I have pointed out, previously, the answer was posted 17 minutes before the question, “Who is Gary Hunt?”, was asked. However, now there is more to this “Clear and Convincing Evidence”. We will get to that, shortly.
Then, in referring to the Affidavit, they finally get something right when they state:
“On March 2, 2017, Hunt was interviewed on an internet-based radio talk show at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/longlivetherepublic/2017/02/10/we-the-people. The radio show lasts for two hours and forty-nine seconds. During the radio show Hunt discussed the protected material and named seven people he alleged to be FBI CHSs. During the course of the radio show, Hunt stated that he does not recognize the Court’s jurisdiction, nor does he intend to comply with the Court’s Protective Order. Hunt stated he would not make an appearance as directed by the Order to Show Cause, because if he does he would have ‘submitted himself to the jurisdiction of the Court and I ain’t gonna do that.'”
Well, it is mostly correct. However, I seldom refer to myself as “himself”. Sounds more like those gender identity people, “today, I am himself. Tomorrow I will be herself.”
The Report concludes with the following:
The government has presented unrefuted clear and convincing evidence through sworn Affidavits of Special Agent Walker and Special Agent Kruger that prove Hunt is continuing to violate this Court’s Orders.
Accordingly, at the March 10, 2017, hearing the United States will ask this Court to find that there is clear and convincing evidence that third-party Hunt should be held in civil contempt and issue a warrant for his arrest to be served by the United States Marshal.
I suppose that they have taken a concept from history, that if you repeat something often enough, some will accept it as the truth. That then, should make everything valid evidence, regardless of the truthfulness of it.
You will note that two Special Agents were named. “Walker”, being Ronnie Walker that filed the two previous affidavits, and Jason P. Kruger, who filed this Affidavit. It is only the current Affidavit that we will now discuss.
After giving his qualification, Kruger states:
8. On March 9, 2016, Judge Brown entered an Interim Protective Order, court record #288, which stated that defense counsel may provide copies of discovery only to individuals further described in the Order.
9. On March 24, 2016, Judge Brown entered the final Protective Order, court record #342, which stated defense counsel may provide copies of discovery only to: 1) the defendants in this case; 2) persons employed by the attorney of record who are necessary to assist counsel of record in preparation for trial or other proceedings in this case; and 3) persons who defense counsel deems necessary to further legitimate investigations and preparations of this case.
Now, the government is contending that I “aided and abetted” someone, though the have yet to identify just who it was that I “aided and abetted”. However, with that in mind, it would appear that they are trying to project me into those who are identified there, probably in the third listed identifications. Thus, it becomes extremely important for the government to rely upon the statement made by Duane Ehmer, on Facebook.
Now, I have written a number of articles in the two series, “Burns Chronicles” and “Freedom of the Press” There is no doubt that the shysters are reading the articles, since they have referred to them numerous times in their numerous submissions to the Court, endeavoring to create an illusion that I am what they are trying to make me out to be.
So, let’s look at what Ehmer has to say, now. He has been given permission by his attorney to clarify his statement, as explained in this posting made on Sunday, March 12, 2017, at about 10:23 am PDT.
However, as George Washington said in a letter to Charles Thruston: “Truth will ultimately prevail where pains is taken to bring it to light.”
However, the government and FBI, having repeated their claim as to the significance of a Facebook post so often, we could expect that the Judge will buy their lie, instead of the truth.
The Affidavit also provides a number of quotes from the radio show of March 2. I suppose they want to demonstrate what to them might appear to be belligerence on my part. From my point of view, I am simply stating a fact, that I am not subject to the Court’s jurisdiction, in this current matter, and that I will not be duped into submitting to that jurisdiction by making any appearance.
This is one of the quoted portions of the show:
They’ve had the cease and desist letter and three orders now, and I’m supposed to, by tomorrow, respond in court to them. Then the government has until the 8th of March to respond to what I file with the court. Then on the 10th I’m supposed to appear there for a show cause hearing, to show cause why I shouldn’t be held in contempt of court. But they’re going to be really nice, because they said, ‘Well you can call in and make a phone appearance.’ But if I make an appearance then I have submitted myself to the jurisdiction of the Court and I ain’t gonna do that. Because if I did then they are going to be able to grab me.”
And, that is truthful.
However, while we are discussing the FBI, let’s look a bit into their investigative skills. These are the people that, in a two month period were able to produce a Criminal Complaint charging 26 people with felony crimes. In the next eight months, they were able to put together a case that went to trial, resulting in the acquittal of the Group 1 defendants. However, in over a year, they have been unable to figure out which FBI HRT team members fired two shots on January 26, 2016, and then covered up the fact that they fired those shots. Those two shots were, without a doubt, part and parcel to the murder of LaVoy Finicum, on that date. A real crime, not the manufactured appearance of a crime.
By the Affidavit, we see that they have, through specialized use of their superior investigative skills, found a Facebook post and a radio show. That is all the evidence they have provided to create that which isn’t. They have not interviewed me, though I have explained my position to Special Agent Catalano, as was well explained in a few of the “Freedom of the Press” articles. They haven’t incorporated what I have stated, regarding both case law and factual arguments, along with any other material that should be considered in an objective investigation. After all, it would prove “exculpatory” in the current situation.
Instead, we can see that truth is not the objective of the government. An objective investigation would provide all of the truth, not just those meager pieces made of “whole cloth”, by what Walker and Kruger have put together in an effort to, and I will say it, loud and clear, frame me.
I can understand the US Shysters, seeing this as adversarial, want to “find dirt”, to justify the exclusion of facts that don’t suit their objective. Heck, we have seen that through the last two Malheur trials — every effort to exclude that which might dispute, or interfere with, their desire for a conviction, or in my case, to be incarcerate for “contempt of court”.
The FBI, however, is not a private tool of the US Shysters. It is supposed to be a part of a functional government, whose purpose is to serve its creator, the People. When those powers become so misdirected, as they have in this instance, we can easily see that the government has decided to serve itself, not the People — that, in fact, we have become subject to a police state, every bit the same as the old U.S.S.R., East Germany, and Hitler’s Third Reich.
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