I'm kind of surprised this hasn't been posted yet. My FB is blowing up with it as it's been happening all day. Basically as I understand it, back in the Clinton administration the government decided to take a bunch of land using a turtle (claim that cattle were messing with tortoises) or something like that to justify it. Apparently there is nothing to support that claim so I'm guessing it was a good way to make money of permits but who knows. This Bundy guy basically said FU and didn't stop having his cattle graze said land since his family had been doing it since 1870s. Let me make it clear I think Bundy is a full blown moron. Anyway, I guess they finally decided to make good on the threat and are removing the cattle from the property... not being all that gentle about it. They are under court order to impound the cattle, of course Bundy calls it stealing. Bunch of protesting, tazers, helicopters, snipers (yup snipers), dump truck and backhoe to remove or bury carcasses etc... People are pretty pissed that cows are being killed mostly as far as I can tell. Of course they also see it as the big bad government overstepping their powers as well, but most of the video I have witnessed where people were acting against agents appeared to be most motivated by the removal equipment (dump truck and back hoe). Anyhow, the funniest thing I have read today was that they had a roped off area marked 1st amendment area. Nobody used it and I guess someone left a note saying "the first amendment is not an area." Actually here is a picture of the first amendment area.