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Wed Jan 6, 2016, 04:41 PM

Malheur Protesters - How Are They Financially Supporting Their Effort And Their Families Back Home?.

One thing that has puzzled me from the start is where is the money coming from to support this effort being made by these protesters?

Are they self-funded or are they being funded by some third party? If a third party - why and who? Are they receiving donations from like-minded people and groups?

A group of guys just can leave everything behind and hole up in a federal building without some source of income? Are these guys independently wealthy that they can afford to perhaps - as they say - take as long as is necessary to conduct this protest?

I know are said to have families back home in their respective states. How are they able to make rent; house payments; utility payments; food bills; taxes; etc.

I'm wondering if someone is 'following the money' here.

Or are these guys just so irresponsible that they really don't care?

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Response to global1 (Original post)

Wed Jan 6, 2016, 04:52 PM

1. A combination of things

 

Ritzenheimer, for example, has a military pension.

Their families live in low-cost areas, and their income is seasonal. The Bundy family itself is pretty large, and the #BlueTarpGuy Finicum has 11 children. Presumably they are spaced out enough that the older ones can assume responsibility for managing affairs. When your "affairs" consist of owning a bunch of grazing herd animals which fend for themselves outdoors, then absent checking where the herd is, figuring out if any wandered off, and then rounding them up on a seasonal basis isn't something that requires 9-5 attention 7 days a week.

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Response to global1 (Original post)

Wed Jan 6, 2016, 04:59 PM

2. Bundy has his Fleet Service Business in

 

Phoenix. Ryan Bundy is tied to his Daddies Ranch which is a Corporation with a few interests out side the Ranch.

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Response to global1 (Original post)

Wed Jan 6, 2016, 05:05 PM

3. They remind me of a German Freikorps after 1918 more than

 

anything, save that the Freikorps were mostly composed of former German soldiers.

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Response to global1 (Original post)

Wed Jan 6, 2016, 05:06 PM

4. Have you seen their supplies...

not much funding involved

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Response to global1 (Original post)

Wed Jan 6, 2016, 05:08 PM

5. Why no family interviews?

Interesting that the MSM seems to lack interest in tracking down these jerks family, friends, affiliated businesses, customers and employees to ask their opinions of the illegal break in and armed take over of a federal facility. Do they all agree with the morons in tarps? The media always seeks out relatives and friends of other crazies for interviews, why not this group?

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Response to global1 (Original post)

Wed Jan 6, 2016, 05:12 PM

6. Money-wise this has been little more than a week of camping

 

at a rent free camping spot.

The government should be charging a camping fee. Let's say $50 per person per day.

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