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Forum: Soapbox Derby 13 August 2018, 03:59 AM
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Posted By erwins
As far as I have heard, the jury was not asked to...

As far as I have heard, the jury was not asked to make special findings. So, the jury acquitted Astarita. The jurors may have thought he didn't fire, he didn't lie, or just that they could not be...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 11 July 2018, 04:47 PM
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Posted By erwins
I just thought I would mention that the reasons...

I just thought I would mention that the reasons I've seen for the pardon -- that the sentences were overly harsh and that they had served enough time -- would be reasons best suited to commuting...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 09 January 2018, 10:53 PM
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Posted By erwins
The left does generally try to keep the fringe...

The left does generally try to keep the fringe wackos at the fringe, rather than framing party rhetoric around appealing to them.
Forum: Soapbox Derby 29 October 2016, 06:11 AM
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Posted By erwins
The law enforcement action today at the pipeline...

The law enforcement action today at the pipeline was also precipitated by the protestors moving onto private land. Law enforcement has a lot more leeway when it is public land being occupied.
Forum: Soapbox Derby 28 October 2016, 07:40 PM
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Posted By erwins
One of the jurors provided an explanation here. ...

One of the jurors provided an explanation here. http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/10/juror_4_prosecutors_in_oregon.html#incart_maj-story-1

I'd like to see how they were instructed on...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 08 September 2016, 01:38 AM
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Posted By erwins
Ryan Bundy and one other guy are representing...

Ryan Bundy and one other guy are representing themselves. Everyone else has an attorney.
Forum: Soapbox Derby 19 July 2016, 11:07 PM
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Posted By erwins
You're in favor of holding people at the...

You're in favor of holding people at the Guantanamo base?
You're also in favor of transporting US citizens to the Guantanamo base for holding?

Also, camp x-ray is no longer in use. Not since...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 19 July 2016, 05:01 PM
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Posted By erwins
He also denied he was a leader of the occupation,...

He also denied he was a leader of the occupation, and described it as "more of a collective effort." (Might be paraphrased slightly.) Yeah, good luck with that.
Forum: Soapbox Derby 08 March 2016, 08:06 PM
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Posted By erwins
Holy Cow. :eek: Good news for tin foil...

Holy Cow. :eek:

Good news for tin foil sellers....
Forum: Soapbox Derby 18 February 2016, 08:47 PM
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Posted By erwins
And the people of Harney County deserve to get to...

And the people of Harney County deserve to get to have a Bundy free zone for a good long time. Some people would enjoy seeing them clean up their mess, and others would see it as further government...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 11 February 2016, 07:00 PM
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Posted By erwins
He got his concession. He said he would come out...

He got his concession. He said he would come out if everyone yelled "hallelujah!" And they did. So I guess he can think he won something.
Forum: Soapbox Derby 11 February 2016, 06:52 PM
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Posted By erwins
I would hope, if he decides to go ahead, that...

I would hope, if he decides to go ahead, that that is what he would do. But he absolutely can force them to do it if he chooses to. Unless they have a fancy "less lethal" option that I don't know...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 11 February 2016, 06:43 PM
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Posted By erwins
And now I'm angry again. He's saying he wants to...

And now I'm angry again. He's saying he wants to make the FBI's hands be "dirty" by forcing them to kill him.

ETA: thorny locust, I don't know. I'm not saying it was a flaw they could actually...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 11 February 2016, 06:03 PM
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Posted By erwins
I keep hoping they can just collapse the tent...

I keep hoping they can just collapse the tent around him or something, but it's probably too dangerous if they don't know what weapons he has on him or within reach.

It just seems like this could...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 11 February 2016, 05:56 PM
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Posted By erwins
I can't listen to the live stream, because of...

I can't listen to the live stream, because of that. I just don't want to hear that happen.

He has sounded like this for awhile. I'm glad everyone else is out. I hope they can subdue him without...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 11 February 2016, 05:27 PM
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Posted By erwins
The 4 holdouts seem to be in the process of...

The 4 holdouts seem to be in the process of surrendering right now, according to live tweets from Oregonian reporters. The Andersons were headed toward the checkpoint, and are now no longer on the...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 09 February 2016, 08:59 PM
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Posted By erwins
There's also now an account from one of the 2...

There's also now an account from one of the 2 women who were in the truck with Finicum. (This is from Shawna Cox, who has been charged with conspiracy--the other woman was let go)....
Forum: Soapbox Derby 09 February 2016, 06:05 PM
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Posted By erwins
Too late to edit: Another interesting...

Too late to edit:

Another interesting article, using the occupation to bring attention to the Wadatika-- the Burns Paiute tribe --and how this land was taken from them....
Forum: Soapbox Derby 09 February 2016, 05:02 PM
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Posted By erwins
Some articles of note: Cliven Bundy may be...

Some articles of note:
Cliven Bundy may be heading to Oregon. He won't find much of a reception in Portland....
Forum: Soapbox Derby 05 February 2016, 09:23 PM
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Posted By erwins
I'm not always familiar with how things work at...

I'm not always familiar with how things work at the federal level without looking it up, so even things I "know" should be assumed to be possibly out of date, misremembered, or wrong. IOW, this is...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 05 February 2016, 07:38 PM
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Posted By erwins
Yes to the first part, and nope to the second...

Yes to the first part, and nope to the second part. Because those facts are alleged in this indictment, I don't think they could constitutionally be tried on a crime alleging the same facts after...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 05 February 2016, 04:43 PM
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Posted By erwins
I just wanted to correct something I said above....

I just wanted to correct something I said above. I read the actual indictment, and no new crimes were charged. Rather, carrying firearms in a federal facility was alleged as part of one of the overt...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 04 February 2016, 06:13 PM
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Posted By erwins
The indictment has been unsealed. It indicts 16...

The indictment has been unsealed. It indicts 16 people--including the 4 holdouts--on the conspiracy to impede charge they had already been held on (this was, in part, a procedural move by prosecutors...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 04 February 2016, 02:46 AM
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Posted By erwins
There could be some very serious charges. A...

There could be some very serious charges.

A sympathetic Sheriff--I think it was the Sheriff from the Andersons' home county in Idaho-- said that if this was just a state matter, they would only be...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 01 February 2016, 11:33 PM
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Posted By erwins
When they first were reported as the last...

When they first were reported as the last holdouts, they had said something like they felt trapped by the roadblocks and checkpoints, and they were afraid that they would be arrested if they tried to...
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