Thank you for visiting. My thoughts & Feelings are my Own.

Here I will share my feelings about America and her Future.

Let it be known to all the World, I love all Humankind, however the poor actions of the few that take away the Freedom's of the many wear on my soul. I don't hate them I feel sad for their foolishness before God and humankind.

Those leaders who seek to 'Keep their Oaths of office' and those who seek only self glory, power, tyranny and the destruction of America as it was founded, hoping to turn it into a Dictatorship, Marxist or other state of Tyranny.

For a long while I was unsure of putting a blog together with my thoughts on this, however Truth must be shared, if not to Awake American's to their dangerous situation then to record the folly of the ways of the wicked who do exist in the leadership of our Nation, States, Counties, Towns. Sad that I must add this page.

"We often search for things in life, yet seldom do we find.

Those things in life that really matter, until we make the time." S.T.Huls

God Bless the Republic of America!

We have Got To Stand Up!!

Monday, November 30, 2015

– Daniel Love – The Most Evil Man In American-Immune From Prosecution

Learn who Daniel P. Love,

Before his attacks upon the Bundy Ranch, there was the Redd Family of Utah who after Love's hours of interrogation and lies, and other evil...that led to Dr. Redd death.
There will be more tyranny and evil from Love as long as the BLM and others pay him well, keep him above the laws, and he can do anything he pleases.

Pete Santilli – Episode #1096

One of the main Radical Militant Anti American Pro tyranny Member of the BLM and other Radical Armies for the Corrupt Gov.

Friday, November 27, 2015


Dear Friends,


After a wonderful Thanksgiving Day with family and friends our hearts are full of gratitude and joy. We hope yesterday found you with family, friends, fun and food. We love this time of year.
We wish we had better news for you on such a fun time of the year. 

However, Sheriff David Ward (the Hammonds sheriff) has unfortunately fallen to the influences of federal agents and has taken an adverse position against the Hammonds. 

When you have an officer of the law that does not understand the constitution and allows fear to drive him, the people are negatively affected. 

We would also like to warn anyone that has contacted the Sheriff; he has been feeding your information to the FBI. 

We have reached out to him several times over the last week to try to understand his motives, but he refuses to take our calls or answer our messages. 

His assistant has informed us that he is no longer accepting messages from the Hammond supporters.

For those who have received a letter from the Sheriff and would like to be able to understand it better please go to the link below prepared by a leader in Arizona. It is a clear explanation of the Sheriff's lack of understanding.

Please be sure to understand that this battle is about a small powerful group of people using force to make all people live the way the want them to. 

This is the age-old battle of Force vs. Agency. If what is happening to the Hammonds is allowed, it will set a standard of what these powerful people will do to all of us. 

We must restore the Hammonds rights and make sure these types of thing do not happen in the future. Our children depend upon on us to act.

Please contact the Oregon State Representatives and ask them to meet with the Hammonds at their ranch & home and find out what kind of people the Hammonds are and what this is really about.

State Representative Cliff Bentz (R)
900 Court St NE H-475
Salem, OR 97310
Phone: (503) 986-1460

State Senator Ted Ferrioli (R)
900 Court St NE S-323
Salem, OR 97310
Phone: (503) 986-1730

May all of you have a wonderful Thanksgiving week,

The Bundy Family 
P.S. The Hammonds will not be in Burns for the Thanksgiving week. Let us give them this time to be together in peace.

Letter in Response to Sheriff Ward's Letter:

Hammonds / Sheriff Ward Letter of response, Rebuttle to Sheriffs Lack of understanding

 Sheriff's Ward letter in response to Hammond Supporters
November 20, 2015

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

I have received a huge response from American citizens regarding the resentencing of Dwight and Steven Hammond.  I am aware, as I have read it for myself, that there is a significant amount of misinformation being posted on internet sites.

The fact remains:

  1. The case was investigated by the sheriff at that time.
  2. The case was brought before a grand jury and the defendants were indicted in accordance with the law.
  3. The defendants were tried in federal court and found guilty by a jury of their peers.
  1. The charges of conviction carry a 60 month federal minimum sentence by law.  A law which was passed by congress and signed into law by the President.
  2. The defendant’s attorneys requested the 60 month minimum sentence for the crimes of conviction and the defendants accepted the sentence.
  3. The presiding judge violated the law and handed down a sentence of less than the mandatory minimum required by law.
  4. The prosecution filed an appeal to the decision which went to the 9th Circuit Court, where the court found that the 60 month minimum sentence had to be upheld.
  5. The defendants appealed to the Supreme Court, which elected not to hear the case.
  6. The defendants were resentenced to fulfill the remainder of the 60 month minimum sentence required by law.

It is my belief that the Hammonds are decent hard working citizens of Harney County and deserve my attention in this matter.  I have read and will continue to read and look into any injustice found in this matter. 

Please read the attached sentence order.  It is lengthy, but will clear up some of the misinformation being found on the internet.

Thank you for your concern and willingness to help in this matter.  If you have any further questions for me please feel free to respond and I will do my best to get back to you in a timely manner.  I have received many phone calls and emails in this matter and will respond to each one as best I can.

November 27, 2015

Letter below prepared by a leader in Arizona. It is a clear explanation of the Sheriff's lack of understanding.

Link to Sheriff's response letter to Hammond Supporters:             

Thanks everyone for the quick support you have offered for the Hammonds. The Sheriff has received an overwhelming # of emails already in support of the Hammonds. Many of you emailed the Sheriff recently have received an email clarifying which side of the fence the sheriff is on. It appears he currently stands with the BLM and their unconstitutional jurisdiction of the land.

            The Burns county sheriff's email has brought up many questions in regard to what this fight is all about raising many questions about the Hammonds. From emails we have received from Ammon, it appeared this issue was clear cut and all about Rancher's vs BLM, personal property rights vs agenda 21 & the sustainability movement, states rights vs federal control etc. Then we received this transcript of the court proceedings and it appears to some now that it is not that clear cut. Well, I've read and reread the court proceeding transcript and it is clear to me that Ammon's emails were not misleading.
Link to Sheriff's response letter to Hammond Supporters:

            First let's acknowledge what was said in the court by the prosecutor that greatly effected the jury's decision and influenced many who just read the court proceedings. The concerning accusations brought against the Hammond's in this transcript that most had not heard about include poaching, starting a fire to burn the evidence, and endangering firefighters in the process. That sounds pretty bad. Who would stand behind such hardened criminals? No one. We definitely don't support such actions and would not want to be found supporting those who did such things right? Of course not.

The interesting thing though, they were not convicted of any of these accusations. They were accused of these actions but never convicted for lack of evidence. The evidence simply wasn't there. The Game and Fish found no evidence and anyone knows a grass fire could not burn a carcass. It may singe the hair off but it wouldn't even cook the meat medium well.

            After reading these accusations and the court proceedings, it is perfectly clear that the Hammond's were not convicted for anything other than what Ammon Bundy said they were convicted for - two fires - one permitted prescribed burn that got out of control onto BLM land before the Hammonds put it out, and for starting a back burn without BLM permission to save their own property from multiple naturally started lighting range fires.

            The federal judge said he would not be putting the Hammonds back in jail for 5 years if he had the discretion to put them in for less time. He said his hands are tied because of the law. I don't believe a judge would say that if he thought the Hammond's were really poachers and started a fire to burn the evidence. Clearly it was never proven in the mind of the judge. Even the prosecutor made it clear multiple times that he was not pushing for more than the minimum sentence for the Hammonds. I don't believe that would be the case if the prosecutor himself really believed the Hammond's were poachers as well as arsons and guilty of attempting to cover the evidence ect. with an even worse crime of arson. That doesn't even make sense.

"Now, some folks don't know it, but the U.S.
Probation Office is recommending the 70-month sentence,
which is longer than I am recommending of 60, for Steven
Hammond, and the probation office here, who looked at this
case, is asking for Dwight Hammond to serve three months
longer than 60 months, which I am not agreeing to."
"60 months is enough. It's the minimum that's
mandated by a statute that Congress passed, the President
signed, and the U.S. Attorney's Office is obligated to

"Again, we are a system of laws, system of laws,
and if we are given discretion, we will use it, but in this
instance I don't feel I have that discretion."

Both the Judge and the prosecutor on the other hand both admit the Hammonds are good people but feel they have to follow the law regardless.

"Now, back in October 2012, I stood up and said
good things about these men because you can tell by all the
folks in the courtroom, they have done wonderful things for
their community. They are hard-working people. 4-H. They
have done -- they have donated some of their beef. They
have had Oregon State folks come out. For most people in
Burns, they are spoken of highly, and I have spent a lot of
time in Burns. I also spent a lot of time above and on the

So what is this all about then? After reading the transcript and the judges summary it is clear that it is about exactly what Ammon said this was about. The unjust and unconstitutional federal law and BLM jurisdiction which the prosecutor even admits has done more harm than good to the land.

"Now, the Hammonds, especially
Steven, thinks that burning this land, and they even offered
the exhibit that shows that the BLM burns it to get rid of
invasive species. That's true. We didn't dispute that.
And there is a lot of folks that want to argue BLM
did a bad job burning that property when they are trying to
make it better, and they can argue that all they like.
Maybe they are right."

"Now, they may think BLM mismanaged them, and I
know Steven Hammond said that repeatedly, and they are
entitled to their opinion. But they are not entitled to
burn the property. It's not theirs. It's the public's.
And that's why they are here today.

These are very telling statements by the judge that clarify his anti personal property beliefs and strong belief in government ownership of all land.

"Now, there are decisions. The congress and the
legislature and the initiative process make a lot of
decisions and we are obligated to follow those. But when I
think back of what really this is all about is we hold all
these resources in trust for the next people to come after
us, and are we leaving them with as many opportunities as we
have all had?"

"So you don't celebrate by dropping matches
anywhere, if that's what happened. You don't just drop
matches everywhere. You know that. But more importantly,
you have respect when you have the privilege, the privilege
of using public lands to make a livelihood."

"But you don't have the right to make decisions on
public lands when it's not yours and there are processes and
laws in place that give you an opportunity to engage the
governmental bodies to preserve that land.
Now, I don't subscribe to the theory that we just
get to own everything. We hold it as people in public trust
for the next generations."

This is what the judge intends for the Hammonds learn from their long prison sentence. Become subjects and recognize your place in the new order of things.

"So I suspect you are going to make contributions
when you go back into the community that perhaps you will be
able to talk to people about making better choices and to be
respectful and to build relationships with those
organizations, those governmental agencies, those
individuals who are trying their best to do what's expected,
and that is be great stewards for the next generation of the

What is clear is the Courts make it nearly impossible for the Hammonds to keep the land so it will fall into the hands of the BLM forever.

"Upon release from confinement from the
institution, you will serve a three-year term of supervised
release. I am willing to take a look at that down the road.
Those terms and conditions are general and they
are set by probation.
The special conditions are as follows:
You shall disclose all assets and liabilities to
your probation officer and shall not transfer, give away, or
otherwise convey any asset with a fair market value in
excess of $500 without approval of the probation officer.
You shall not make application for loans, enter
into any credit arrangement, or enter into a residential or
business lease agreement without approval of your probation
You shall authorize to the U.S. Probation Office
any and all financial information by executing a release of
financial information form or by any other appropriate means
as directed by your probation officer."
Next, you shall have no contact with the Bureau of
Land Management employees in person, by telephone, through
correspondence or a third party or enter land owned by the
Bureau of Land Management without prior approval of your
probation officer. If you have a need, you certainly need
to make contact, and that will be, I am sure, afforded you
for the purpose requested.
Next, you are to abide by a civil
settlement with the Bureau of Land Management; in this case,
specifically payment of $400,000, the balance of which will
be paid in full -- is that --December of 2015."

I hope this helps to clarify what the judge and prosecutor believe this is all about.
We know what many of these ranchers are standing for - The Constitution and preserving freedom and liberty and the opportunities that we want to preserve for future generations. Keep up the good fight.

2 Timothy 4:7
7 I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith:

Alma 43:45
45 Nevertheless, the Nephites were inspired by a better cause, for they were not fighting for monarchy nor power but they were fighting for their homes and their liberties, their wives and their children, and their all, yea, for their rites of worship and their church.

Rusdon Ray
GER Drafting Services
2243 E. Claxton
Gilbert, AZ 85297
(480)988-2472 Office

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Thursday, November 26, 2015

Storms of life vs. Eagles

When the storms and winds of Earth collide, to bring destruction upon those who refuse to fly but prefer to hide, the masses scurry into their holes, hiding deep with in for fear of the storm.

Yet but the few who reside on the cliff faces high, and at the tops of the trees now battered by the winds and storms that have come nigh.

These have waited for this moment in time, for with these winds and storms they use such to their own reward.

For fear they not these things of life, for now they screech defiant into the storms strong force. They then spread forth their wings and begin their climb.

For to soar with the eagles but few know how, and this is why they rise far above the cowering crowds.

If you be an eagle follow suit if not there be plenty of places for one to hide.



Tsul’ Kalu


Please Help the Hammonds now

For years the Hammond's property has been sought after by federal agencies. The federal government is now using the federal court system to take thier land. They have been tried in a federal court as…
Added on 11/24/15


Please watch this short video, I need to explain what has happened to the Hammonds and what we need you do right now.
Please contact these representatives to help the Hammonds right now, we cannot wait.

State Representative Cliff Bentz (R)
900 Court St NE H-475
Salem, OR 97310
Phone: (503) 986-1460

State Senator Ted Ferrioli (R)
900 Court St NE S-323
Salem, OR 97310
Phone: (503) 986-1730

Thank you,

Ammon bundy

Hard to be thankful this day, while witnessing the destruction of my nation

I am thankful today for my family / friends and the Patriots that still exist and Warriors who defend this Land of America and God of Heaven.
I am grateful that we have a small handful of patriot constitutional law abiders in DC who are doing what they can to shut down the cancer of evil that seeks to Destroy the Republic of America.

For over a hundred years we have seen the Republic turn into a democracy never intended to be one, then taught propaganda in schools controlled by DC to think we are a democracy, and now a socialist/Marxist state.
We have witnessed the Once Free Lands of America become controlled by DC Federal agencies the constitution prohibits by taxations not a hundred years old also forbidden that drain the life blood out of the workers of America and their families. We have witnessed the destruction of our Once Free land.
We no longer are the Republic of America, we are more like the early years of Hitlers Germany, Stalins USSR, Maos Red China... we are falling and falling fast. We see people prefer to enrich themselves by political jobs, federal jobs, caring not for the people but for their own wealth and power creation.
We see the Social agencies of the BLM, EPA, IRS, and countless others Homeland Security, now White House  do harm and great evil to the people of America, and they can get away with it for these elites in power and control of the courts and justice system are Above All Law!  They fear no punishment.    
So I am thankful we are not yet a full blown tyrannical state.. but we are so close due to the ignorance, brainwashing of our youth, and Re-Education of our future adults in our K - 12 and Universities and Colleges who teach Marxism and Atheism and Humanism and all forms of immorality and dishonesty and failed proven theories such as man caused climate change, sexual perversions, racisms, cultism, anti Americanism. and many more things.

No longer are they taught to work hard and get jobs, build business's and succeed by the sweat of their own efforts, but by taking from those who have done so. Stealing from the workers of all class's and funding their own agenda's. 
This is the America of 2015 Atlas will soon Shrug.
The Restoration of the Republic is soon to take place, and those who choose to follow darkness will eventually fall.
Peace will return to our lands, Freedom  will return to our lands and homes, the FEAR of tyranny from DC, IRS, BLM, EPA, and other socialist/Marxist entities will be over.
Freedom once again will return and Light will conquer darkness again.  
But until this happens, I do not feel a lot to be thankful for, for we are in a very real struggle, war against the powers of darkness who seeks our destruction this day.
Your time is now, will you stand? will you truly educate yourself?
Read the US Constitution, Bill of Rights, see what we have lost! Or do nothing.
In doing nothing you agree with the behaviors of darkness and evil in the world, for you will not stand against it, but ignore it. Choose this day whom you will strive to serve God of Light and Truth even Jesus Christ The only God of this Earth the God of the Old and New Testaments and other records kept by the peoples of this world speak of him as well.
Or do you serve his enemy Lucifer, Satan, and his countess allies of darkness and evil In the world.  Know this Evil loses in the end.

The Eternal Choice is yours, follow evil or follow light.
If you do not believe God of Heaven cannot destroy this nation quickly then you do not know history. My ancestors had 2 great nations upon the lands of North America prior to the Europeans and Asians arriving.
We were great nations full of hopes and dreams. However once the final cancers of darkness and evil were totally embraced by the majority then their destructions were swift and today we see their records, bones, mounds, and not much more but the legends told by the remnants of these nations.

Will America be allowed to fall in such a way by its People?
A Republic if you can keep it, was the promise.
The US Constitution and Bill of Rights can only survive by a Moral and God loving Nation. Once the people turn from their Creator fully, then your destruction is nigh at hand.

I am Tsul' Kalu of the Ani Kituhwagi of the Ancient peoples of this land.
You have been warned again.

Be thankful for your health and what the Creator has blessed you with by your efforts.
Be thankful for what He has done for you, which is more than anyone else was capable of doing, for your Eternal lives depend on what he has done and will do for you if you choose to accept his great work and sacrifice his atonement for all humanity.


Saturday, November 21, 2015

Cowboy Uprising - Rising Against Tyranny TRUTH!

Hammonds / Bundy Ranches Obama's Goons Demand Silence & Promise Violence! Hammonds Fear for lives

Bundy Ranch    Facebook posting 11/21/2015
1 hr
Dear Friends,
Yesterday I received a phone call from Dwight Hammond (74). He said that he was very afraid for his life and for mine as well. He informed me that federal agents contacted his attorney. They told Dwights attorney that if Dwight and Susie did not end all communication with Ammon Bundy, that they "would detain the Hammonds early for federal prison and that they would transfer pain to the Hammond family". He further said, that he believed "they would bring misery t...o the whole family"
Steven Hammond's attorney also confirmed that federal agents contacted him and hinted a raid on the Hammonds home if they did not end all communication with Ammon Bundy.
On Thursday November 19th, Harney County Sheriff - David Ward, informed me that federal agents indicated to him that if the Hammonds continued to speaking out that they may raid the Hammonds home and detain them early for federal prison. I informed the Sheriff that it was his duty to make sure that did not happen.
I do not have to explain how this is a violation of individual rights. Dwight, Steven and Susie have all told me that they are terrified of what will happen if they continue to communicate with me. In the last phone conversation between Susie and I, she told me that she loved me and was so thankful for what I have done to get the truth out. She then informed me that she feared that if we continued to talk, federal agents were going to put a bullet in her and Dwights heads, and possible mine. I attempted to instill courage in both Dwight and Susie, but fear had over come them.
This last Wednesday I spent a good part of the day in the Hammonds home. We spoke for hours. Several times I found the Hammonds in tears when they explained the injustices that has destroyed their lives. They were hopeful that the American people were going to stand for them. And that just maybe they would be able to return to the life they once new. In just a few short hours federal agents again have dashed the Hammond's hope and replaced it with fear.
I hold my tong against those that would inflict such pain upon these wonderful people. It reminds me of the scripture that reads: When the wicked rule, the people morn. I want everyone with in the reach of my words to know that I will do everything in my power to make sure that justice is brought to the Hammonds. I will not stop until the Hammonds are home free without fear. I do not fear for my life and I love the Lord and I love the Hammonds.
With Concern,
Ammon Bundy

Why the Hammonds are being threatened and abused:…/facts-events-in-hammond-ca…
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Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Hammond Family Declared as Terrorist and Sentenced to Five Years in Federal Prison

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Hammond Family Declared as Terrorist and Sentenced to Five Years in Federal Prison

November 3, 2015

Re:       Hammond Family Declared as Terrorist and Sentenced to Five Years in Federal Prison

From:  The Bundy Family
            Bunkerville, Nevada

To:       Aware Citizens & Government Officials

Our hearts and prayers go out to the Hammond family with deep empathy.  The magnitude of the injustices dealt to them is hard to comprehend.  Their once happy lives have been forever darkened with pains of corruptions.  The nature of their sentencing proves once again that justice is currently not found in the federal courts.  The Hammonds are a simple ranching family that for generations has cared for the land they live upon.  Prescribed burns are a vital process in keeping the land healthy and productive in the area.  The BLM also performs prescribed burns and have let it get out of control many times, but never has it cost any federal agent hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines and years of life in prison.  The Hammonds prescribed a fire that moved to public land, they extinguished the fire themselves.  The courts found that the burn increased vegetation for the following years, and had a positive impact on the land.  With no authority or justification to prosecute, eleven years after the fire, federal attorneys have obtained judgment that the Hammonds are terrorists and must be punished severely for their actions.
The illegal predatory actions of federal agencies placing themselves as the sole beneficiaries of the land and resources must end or the people will stand in open resistance against it.  The collaboration between federal agencies and the federal courts is shameful and will continue to accelerate the peoples demand for justice.  The Hammond prosecution, and many offenses like it, solidify that the federal government is no longer an entity that functions for the benefit of the people. 
We warn federal agencies, federal judges and all government officials that follow federal oppressive examples that the people are in unrest because of these types of actions.  The purpose of government is to protect the unalienable rights of the people, not to take them away.  It is the duty of the people to defend their God given rights if government fails to do so or turns to devour them.  Good, civil citizens wish only to live in tranquility and peace, but demand freedom while doing so.  We call upon you and all civil servants to effectuate the true purpose of government and change your actions as needed by fulfilling your sworn duty to the Constitution and ultimately to the People.
We further warn that the incarceration of the Hammond family will spawn serious civil unrest.  We advocate that all charges be dropped and that the Hammond family be allowed to return to the home and life that was so rudely interrupted.  The Hammond family has paid enough for this mistake, if any mistake at all. Further punishments to the Hammonds will require restitution upon those who inflict the injustices. 
We call upon aware citizens and government officials to promote the protection and freedom of the Hammond family, and by so doing, maintaining the spirit of liberty that this beloved nation is built upon. 

The Bundy Family

The Hammond Family Below.


For more information got to these links: 
Hammond Ranch Data & Dispute

My summary:
This is a story of ranchers Dwight (father) and Steven (son) Hammond of Diamond, Harney County, Oregon.  In the year 2001 they set fire on BLM land for which they had grazing permits.  They did so to clear underbrush so more grass would grow, making the land more productive for their cattle.  Some years later a court did indeed rule that the fire had accomplished that, making the land more valuable for grazing.

Both Hammonds had been previously arrested in 1994 for blocking the BLM from building a fence.  The BLM was constructing a fence that would block Hammond cattle from grazing on land the BLM had claimed as a "refuge".  But the Hammonds claimed that area as a "historic right of way" that has been in use since 1871. "We have never had a permit," Susan Hammond said. "We have a right to use it."  The Hammonds served only two days in jail, their hearing was postponed indefinitely for this offense, and to date has never taken place.

Nevertheless the Hammonds were tried and convicted in 2012 under the "Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996" for arson on public land for the 2001 fire and a similar fire in 2006.  The statutory minimum sentence was five years.  However, Judge Hogan deemed a five year sentence too lengthy per the 8th Amendment(cruel and unusual punishment).  Consequently he sentenced the Hammonds to 3 months and one year respectively.  The Hammonds did indeed serve that time in jail. Dwight 3 Months and Steven 12 Months.

However, the BLM and the US government are now contesting that sentence as a violation of the Antiterrorism act.  Suit has been filed in the District Court of Oregon (Eugene) for the Hammonds to serve the balance of the prescribed minimum sentence.  The hearing  on 7 Oct 2015 in Eugene, Oregon.  was only a sentencing hearing, as the Hammonds have already been found guilty (and served jail time) for the offense. During this hearing there were sentence to the remaining five years in a federal penatary. 

In the meanwhile the BLM is refusing to renew the Hammonds' grazing permits, forcing them to find alternative feed for their cattle.  In a separate suit, the BLM is also charging the Hammonds $400,000 for alleged costs of fighting fires and damage to the public lands.  In the event the Hammonds must sell some or all their private ranch land to meet that monetary demand, the BLM has filed first option to buy the land forcing the Hammonds to sell to them.

The Hammonds agreed in 2013 to pay the $400,000 as their insurance company agreed to help substantially.  Dwight & Susan Hammond have moved off their ranch to Burns, Oregon, in anticipation of Dwight going to jail for four more years & nine months.  Then his wife Susan will be able to care for herself in town.

Dwight purchased his ranch & grazing rights in 1964.  He confirmed to me that his grazing rights predated the establishment of the BLM, by virtue of being established by previous owners of his ranch.

Steven Hammond is reluctant to talk to anyone about the situation in fears of the federal governments actions against him and his young family.  

Hammond Family & Individuals Involved
Dwight Hammond (70 yrs old), father to Steve & grandfather to Dusty; arrested for arson         
Steve Hammond (43 yrs old), son to Dwight & uncle to Dusty; arrested for arson
Dusty Hammond (24 yrs old), grandson to Dwight; admitted arsonist & witness  2001 Hunting party; (13 yrs old at time of 2001 fire; Evidently he made a plea bargain to testify in 2012 trial.)          Ages given in 2012
Rusty Hammond, father to Dusty; accessory to arson, not arrested                                                          
Jacon Taylor
Susan H. Hammond (~71 yrs old, wife of Dwight; past member of Harney County Watershed Council)

Hammond Ranches,Inc.
46851 Hammond Ranch Rd.
Frenchglen, OR 97722
OR 33 / T30S / R31E / Section 5 / NW ¼
Coordinates: 42.872253, -118.586019 
Total of 480 acres per Harney County records (Susan Hammond says it's ~ 1000 acres)
Cattle rancher; member of Harney County Chamber of Commerce
            The Hammond Ranch is entirely within the Donner Und Blitzen Sub-Basin Watershed, designated by the Harney County Watershed Council, of which Susan Hammond is a past council member.  The assessment document gives a history of the land use in the area, on PDF pages 12 - 22, "Historical Land Use".)

BLM Topo; Yellow areas are BLM claimed lands.  Red hatched areas are BLM "Conservation Areas", different than ACECs.

Legal Data & Non-Hammond People on the Case:
Case Number is 2:11-CV-823-SU
Sentencing Hearing scheduled on 7 October 2015, 10:30 AM, before Judge Ann Aiken, in Eugene Oregon.

Attorney of record to handle the US side of the case is         Chief Judge of the District of Oregon
Neil Evans                                                                               Judge Ann Aiken
Portland, Oregon                                                                     405 E Eighth St, Eugene, Oregon
(503) 727-1053                                                                       (541) 431-4100
(Cushman says Evans is not the prosecuting attorney.)

Gerri Badden                                                                           Kendra Matthews, partner (Hammonds' attorney)
US Attorney's Office - District of Oregon (Prosecution)      Ransom Blackman LLP
Public Information Officer                                                      1001 SW 5th Ave, Ste 1400, Portland, Oregon  97204
(503) 727-1033 – desk                                                            (503) 228-0487
(503) 706-3910 – cell                                                                                                  

Chuck Cushman
Public Advocate for the Hammonds
American Land Rights Association
PO Box 400, Battle Ground, Washington  98604
(360) 687-3087

News Articles in Chronological Order, Oldest First:

Dwight Hammond, 1994

High Country News (very rural western Colorado newspaper, writer lives and writes in Portland, Oregon)
Ranchers Arrested at Wildlife Refuge - 3 October 1994 (This is pre-Internet days)
            Dwight and Steve Hammond were arrested 3 August 1994 for obstructing the BLM from constructing a fence to block Hammond cattle from entering a BLM refuge.  There was no resistance to the arrest.  They served two days in jail and were released without bail.  Charges were reduced from criminal to misdemeanor 15 August 1994.  A scheduled hearing was postponed indefinitely and never took place.  It's unknown whether misdemeanor charges have been dropped.  I'm sure the statute of limitations has expired.
            Hammond's rights to graze on the refuge at only specific times had been revoked, as he was allowing his cattle to graze at times outside those specified in his permit.  Various land rights organizations supported the Hammonds.  A rally of 500 ranchers was held in Burns.  Then Congressman Bob Smith, of Hammond's district, weighed in on Hammond's behalf with a letter to US Interior Secretary Babbit.
            Hammond (assumed by me to be Dwight) allegedly made death threats against refuge managers in 1986, 1988,  1991 and 1994.  Per agency spokeswoman, Hammond has never given the required 24 hour notice to graze his cattle on the refuge.
            Susan Hammond says the cattle trail is an "historic right of way" in use since 1871.  She claims "We never had a permit.   We have a right to use it."   I'm not sure exactly where this cattle trail is.

Hammond Witness Describes Setting Fire in 2001     17 July 2012
            This article explains the trial that took place.
            Dwight Hammond's grandson (Dusty Hammond) testified against Dwight and Steven Hammond, 11 years after the fact.  The Hammonds, father & son (Dwight & Steven), were on a hunting trip and ended up purposely setting fire on BLM land.  Dusty participated in setting the fire as well.  (It's evident to me that the prosecuting attorney threatened Dusty into testifying.)
            Dusty Hammond was 13 years old at the time of the event of setting the fire in 2001.  Now 24 years old, he admits to jury that on 30 Sept 2001, while on a deer, hunt he set a fire at the instruction of his uncle, Steve.  The fire chased him and he ran into a rocky area to escape the fire and it passed him by.
            Dusty testified that he never actually saw his uncle Steven actually light a fire, but only saw smoke in his direction.  Dusty claimed to remember the day clearly, as he had his own close scrape with the fire.
My (Bill Goode) Thoughts & Comments about Dusty's Testimony
            In my conversation with Dwight, he says he bears no ill-will toward his grandson, Dusty, for testifying against him.  He feels the government must have forced him somehow to testify.  Dwight said not all the testimony was true.  Dwight said that everything that Dusty said at the trial could not have happened because there wasn't enough time for all of it to happen as Dusty testified.  Dwight & Steven were convicted anyway and were sentenced to 3 months and one year respectively.
            I don't have the trial transcript of Dusty's testimony, but based on this news article, it's FULL of holes.  I'm flabbergasted that the jury accepted it.  The BLM denial document gives additional testimony, but it's obviously prejudiced.  What kind of jury would accept this nonsense?

Burns Times Herald
Hammonds convicted in federal court - 27 June 2012
            This article explains the verdict from the jury.  Sentencing was scheduled for September.
            On 22 June 2012 a jury convicted Dwight (70 yrs old) and son Steven Hammond (43 yrs old) of arson on federal lands in 2001.  They had originally set out on a deer hunting trip, but ended up setting fires as well.  Both Hammonds were originally indicted on 19 counts in June 2010, but superseding indictment reduced the number to 9 counts.
            Dwight & Steve Hammond had intentionally set fire on BLM land they had grazing permits for.  The intention was to clear brush so more grass could grow to support their cattle.  They did tell the BLM they

Western Livestock Journal

Additional jail time for ranchers’ range fires? - 10 July 2015

            In 2012 Dwight and Steven Hammond were tried, convicted, sentenced and served time (3 months and one year respectively) in jail for setting fires in 2001 and 2006.  They were tried and convicted of terrorist acts under the "Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act.
            The 2001 fire was set as part of a plan the Hammonds had with the BLM.  They called the BLM to see if burning was permitted that day.  They were told there was no ban on burning that day and the Hammonds told the BLM they would be burning that day on their BLM grazing allotment.  They ended up burning about 139 acres.
            In 2006 lightening started a fire on BLM land adjacent to the Hammond's private land.  Steven Hammond set a backfire to stop the spread of the fire started by lightening.
            The Antiterrorism Act calls for a minimum sentence of 5 years.  The judge in 2012 decided that per the 8th Amendment that 5 years was too stiff a punishment. So he used his discreation to give the Hammonds lighter sentences.  The BLM is seeking to have each of the Hammonds serve out the balance of those five years.
            A re-sentencing hearing is set for late October 2015.  (The actual date of the hearing is 7 October 2015 at 10:30 AM at the US District Court in Eugene, Oregon.  This has been confirmed to me by Gerri Badden and Chuck Cushman.)
            The BLM has canceled the Hammonds's grazing permits on four grazing allotments.  (I've read the denial in a BLM document.  I'm not sure if it covers ALL the allotments given to the Hammonds.  It's another question to ask Dwight.)
            The Hammonds must pay $400,000 to the BLM for the cost of fighting the fires.  If the Hammonds must sell part or all of their ranch to meet this payment, the BLM has first option to buy the ranch.  (In my conversation with Dwight he said he could cover the balance of the settlement, after the insurance company pays its share, by selling cattle.  Then I suppose he could rebuild his herd.)

Questions to Hammonds I still have.
1)    What happened to misdemeanor charges of 15 August 1994?
2)    Where is the cattle trail that Susan Hammond says has been in use since 1871?
3)    Why did it take 11 years for federal government to prosecute for the 2001 fire?  Is there no statute of limitations?
4)    Did the BLM cancel ALL of the Hammonds' grazing allotments?  The BLM document states the Hammond, Mud Creek, Hardie Summer & Hammond FFR allotments were canceled.

BLM is obviously intent on acquiring the Hammond Ranch.
I am able to see all the BLM land on a map supplied by the BLM.  This shows how the BLM has designs on the Hammond Ranch.  Notice that ALL the BLM "Conservation Areas" in Oregon are around the Hammond Ranch.
Yellow areas are BLM claimed lands.  Red hatched areas are BLM "Conservation Areas", different than ACECs.  Black hatched areas are ACECs and BLM monuments.  There are vastly many more ACECs than shown on this map, principally in western Oregon.  Each of the ACECs in western Oregon is small, but I could tell the number was vast because there were so many labels.  I had to leave the labels off, else there were so many they would cover the rest of the map.

Dwight and Chuck explained that the BLM has had a vendetta against the Hammonds since a water rights dispute about 1993.  The Hammonds won that dispute and the BLM has resented the Hammonds since.