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Gayle in MD
04-02-2010, 08:43 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">WASHINGTON The FBI is warning police across the country that an anti-government group's call to remove governors from office could provoke violence by others.

A group that calls itself the Guardians of the free Republics wants to "restore America" by peacefully dismantling parts of the government, according to its Web site.

As of Wednesday, more than 30 governors had received letters saying if they don't leave office within three days they will be removed, according to an internal intelligence note by the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security. The note was obtained by The Associated Press.

Investigators do not see threats of violence in the group's message, but fear the broad call for removing top state officials could lead others to act out violently.

Governors whose offices reported receiving the letters included Jennifer Granholm of Michigan, Bobby Jindal of Louisiana, Chet Culver of Iowa and Jim Gibbons of Nevada.

Screening machines for visitors and packages were added to the main entrance to the Nevada Capitol as a precaution after Gibbons received one of the letters.

"We're not really overly concerned, but at the same time we don't want to sit back and do nothing and regret it," Deputy Chief of Staff Lynn Hettrick said.

Granholm spokeswoman Liz Boyd said federal authorities had alerted the governor that such a letter might be coming, and it arrived Monday or Tuesday. Boyd, who described the letter as "non-threatening," said it was opened by a staffer and immediately turned over to the Michigan State Police.

Jindal's office confirmed the governor had received a letter from the Guardians of the free Republics and directed all further questions to the Louisiana State Police.

They called us as they do for any letter that's out of the norm," said Lt. Doug Cain, a state police spokesman.

He declined to provide specifics about the letter, but said, "not knowing the group and the information contained in the letter warranted state police to review it." Cain said the letter has gone to numerous governors across the country.

<span style='font-size: 26pt'>The FBI warning comes at a time of heightened attention to far-right extremist groups after the arrest of nine Christian militia members last weekend accused of plotting violence.</span>
In explaining the letters sent to the governors, the intelligence note says officials have no specific knowledge of plans to use violence, but they caution police to be aware in case other individuals interpret the letters "as a justification for violence or other criminal actions."

The FBI associated the letter with "sovereign citizens," most of whom believe they are free from all duties of a U.S. citizen, like paying taxes or needing a government license to drive. A small number of these people are armed and resort to violence, according to the intelligence report.

Last weekend, the FBI conducted raids on suspected members of a Christian militia in the Midwest that was allegedly planning to kill police officers. <span style='font-size: 26pt'>In the past year, federal agents have seen an increase in "chatter" from an array of domestic extremist groups, which can include radical self-styled militias, white separatists or extreme civil libertarians and sovereign citizens.</span>____

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pooltchr
04-02-2010, 09:11 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Gayle in MD</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">WASHINGTON The FBI is warning police across the country that an anti-government group's call to remove governors from office could provoke violence by others.

<span style='font-size: 20pt'>A group that calls itself the Guardians of the free Republics wants to "restore America" <span style="color: #FF0000">by peacefully dismantling parts of the government</span>, according to its Web site.</span>

As of Wednesday, more than 30 governors had received letters saying if they don't leave office within three days they will be removed, according to an internal intelligence note by the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security. The note was obtained by The Associated Press.
<span style="color: #FF0000">By peacefully removing them at the ballot box! </span>

<span style='font-size: 20pt'>Investigators do not see threats of violence in the group's message</span>, but fear the broad call for removing top state officials could lead others to act out violently.

Governors whose offices reported receiving the letters included Jennifer Granholm of Michigan, Bobby Jindal of Louisiana, Chet Culver of Iowa and Jim Gibbons of Nevada.

Screening machines for visitors and packages were added to the main entrance to the Nevada Capitol as a precaution after Gibbons received one of the letters.

"We're not really overly concerned, but at the same time we don't want to sit back and do nothing and regret it," Deputy Chief of Staff Lynn Hettrick said.

Granholm spokeswoman Liz Boyd said federal authorities had alerted the governor that such a letter might be coming, and it arrived Monday or Tuesday. Boyd, who described the letter as "non-threatening," said it was opened by a staffer and immediately turned over to the Michigan State Police.

Jindal's office confirmed the governor had received a letter from the Guardians of the free Republics and directed all further questions to the Louisiana State Police.

They called us as they do for any letter that's out of the norm," said Lt. Doug Cain, a state police spokesman.

He declined to provide specifics about the letter, but said, "not knowing the group and the information contained in the letter warranted state police to review it." Cain said the letter has gone to numerous governors across the country.

The FBI warning comes at a time of heightened attention to far-right extremist groups after the arrest of nine Christian militia members last weekend accused of plotting violence.
In explaining the letters sent to the governors, the intelligence note says officials have <span style='font-size: 20pt'>no specific knowledge of plans to use violence</span>, but they caution police to be aware in case other individuals interpret the letters "as a justification for violence or other criminal actions."

The FBI associated the letter with "sovereign citizens," most of whom believe they are free from all duties of a U.S. citizen, like paying taxes or needing a government license to drive. A small number of these people are armed and resort to violence, according to the intelligence report.

Last weekend, the FBI conducted raids on suspected members of a Christian militia in the Midwest that was allegedly planning to kill police officers. In the past year, federal agents have seen an increase in "chatter" from an array of domestic extremist groups, which can include radical self-styled militias, white separatists or extreme civil libertarians and sovereign citizens.

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Steve

LWW
04-02-2010, 09:28 AM
I'd love to hear an O-cultist explain what is wrong with a citizen being a "civil libertarian" or "sovereign citizen" ... seriously?

This is a de facto confession that the Obama regime is anti civil liberty and that citizens aren't sovereign.

That is a sea change in opinion from our founding.

We were founded on the idea that the citizen was sovereign and limited rights were granted to the state by the people.

This regime has completely reversed that into the idea that the people have only the rights allowed them by the state.

If anyone remembers, Obama said he was ready to <span style='font-size: 14pt'>rule</span> on day one.

LWW

Gayle in MD
04-03-2010, 08:19 AM
<span style='font-size: 26pt'>The FBI warning comes at a time of heightened attention to far-right extremist groups after the arrest of nine Christian militia members last weekend accused of plotting violence.
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Gayle in MD
04-03-2010, 08:19 AM
<span style='font-size: 26pt'>The FBI warning comes at a time of heightened attention to far-right extremist groups after the arrest of nine Christian militia members last weekend accused of plotting violence.
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Gayle in MD
04-03-2010, 08:20 AM
<span style='font-size: 26pt'>The FBI warning comes at a time of heightened attention to far-right extremist groups after the arrest of nine Christian militia members last weekend accused of plotting violence.
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Gayle in MD
04-03-2010, 08:20 AM
<span style='font-size: 26pt'>The FBI warning comes at a time of heightened attention to far-right extremist groups after the arrest of nine Christian militia members last weekend accused of plotting violence.
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LWW
04-03-2010, 09:03 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Gayle in MD</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> <span style='font-size: 26pt'>The FBI warning comes at a time of heightened attention to far-right extremist groups after the arrest of nine Christian militia members last weekend accused of plotting violence.
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Simply unverifiable by the facts.

The only voter registration data available shows them to demokooks.

LWW

LWW
04-03-2010, 09:04 AM
Saying it twice four times make it true.

LWW

pooltchr
04-03-2010, 09:05 AM
True, Larry. But when she shouts it over and over, it becomes a fact in her mind!

Steve

LWW
04-03-2010, 09:14 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: pooltchr</div><div class="ubbcode-body">True, Larry. But when she shouts it over and over, it becomes a fact in her mind!

Steve </div></div>

I don't think she even achieves that.

I think it's an attempt to scare reality away.

As shown in another thread, with proper backup, the only voter registration data available shows the group to be left wing moonbats.

This is very similar to the former demokook candidate for the senate which is glad we have dead soldiers which Gayle tries to label as right wingers.

LWW

pooltchr
04-03-2010, 09:23 AM
The poor girl has been completely brainwashed.

Steve

LWW
04-03-2010, 09:27 AM
I've heard from a former high government official that it's swamp water fever.

LWW

Chilled
04-03-2010, 11:20 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: LWW</div><div class="ubbcode-body">

As shown in another thread, with proper backup, the only voter registration data available shows the group to be left wing moonbats.


LWW </div></div>

The group are clearly wacky whatever their allegiances.

There's an awful lot of right v left threads about militia groups and protesters etc to keep up with, but if you are talking about the thread where you posted a link to a blog about the group's registered voting details I thought it said only that one of the group was known to have registered as a Democrat to vote in the last two primaries and that the voting preferences of all the others were unknown.

It wouldn't seem to be reliable to translate 1 out of 9 into meaning the group as a whole are left wing. When we are talking about a group that's been charged with plotting to carry out violence against a Democrat Govt it becomes even more of a subjective leap to draw a firm conclusion that they are left wing, although obviously they might be.

Likewise, neither Gayle from Md nor anyone else on here can know at the moment that the group are nutcases who are definitely right wing just because they appear to be plotting against a Democrat Govt. The Govt is deeply alienating even many average, not easily angered people and therefore it cannot be beyond at least the realms of possibility that it could have highly angered a group of more volatile people despite them considering themselves left wing.

LWW
04-04-2010, 05:30 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Chilled</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: LWW</div><div class="ubbcode-body">

As shown in another thread, with proper backup, the only voter registration data available shows the group to be left wing moonbats.


LWW </div></div>

The group are clearly wacky whatever their allegiances.

There's an awful lot of right v left threads about militia groups and protesters etc to keep up with, but if you are talking about the thread where you posted a link to a blog about the group's registered voting details I thought it said only that one of the group was known to have registered as a Democrat to vote in the last two primaries and that the voting preferences of all the others were unknown.

It wouldn't seem to be reliable to translate 1 out of 9 into meaning the group as a whole are left wing.</div></div>

Which is exactly what I reported.

Now, you are the only one to pick up on the way I used the types of word parsing that G loves from her far left sources.

Had a sole R registered voter been found amidst the rest being unknown it would undoubtedly have been trumpeted as proof they were RW nut jobs.

I was hoping against hope that it would sink in on her, however that seems to have been wishful thinking.

LWW