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Wed Jul 11, 2018, 03:30 PM

Oregon ranchers pardoned by Trump arrive in Burns via private jet

Source: The Oregonian/OregonLive

Oregon ranchers pardoned by Trump arrive in Burns via private jet

Updated 3:19 PM; Posted 1:48 PM

By Maxine Bernstein mbernstein@oregonian.com
The Oregonian/OregonLive

BURNS -- Harney County ranchers Dwight Hammond Jr. and Steven Hammond, fresh from federal prison following a pardon by President Donald Trump, stepped off a private jet at Burns Municipal Airport on Wednesday morning to a crush of well-wishers and their family. ... "There's no way we can thank everybody enough," Dwight Hammond said with his arm around his wife, Susie. ... A short time later, the crowd that had gathered started clapping and a chorus of "welcome home" and "we love you" broke out.

People started gathering at the airport several hours earlier with American flags, signs and stickers handed out and slapped on cars reading: "Trump freed the Hammonds! He is our president!" .... Dwight Hammond, 76, and Steven Hammond, 49, were convicted in 2012 of arson on Harney County land where they had grazing rights for their cattle. Both were convicted of setting a fire in 2001, and the son was convicted of setting a second fire in 2006.
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The nonprofit group Protect the Harvest, founded by oil executive Forrest Lucas to support American farmers, ranchers, outdoor enthusiasts and animal owners, worked behind the scenes with U.S. Rep. Greg Walden, R-Oregon, to get the ear of the White House in considering the clemency petitions filed by each Hammond.
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"We brought it to the attention of the vice president,'' said David Duquette, a Hermiston resident who serves as national strategic planner for the advocacy group. "Mike Pence and Forrest Lucas are good friends.'' ... Lucas, the multimillionaire oil magnate and backer of the Indianapolis Colts, and Pence, an Indiana native, have known each other for a long time. Lucas said he spoke to Pence after he was put into contact with Dwight Hammond Jr.
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-- Maxine Bernstein
mbernstein@oregonian.com
503-221-8212
@maxoregonian
http://twitter.com/maxoregonian

View updates from Burns below.

Read more: https://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2018/07/oregon_ranchers_pardoned_by_tr.html



Burns in the news again. That's twice in one day.

Eugene celebrates Grateful Dead's lasting local impact at recent Autzen performance

https://www.democraticunderground.com/10732571

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According to FlightAware, there was only one arrival today.

BURNS MUNI AIRPORT (BURNS, OR) BNO

https://flightaware.com/live/airport/KBNO

ARRIVALS (MORE)
Ident Type From Depart Arrive
N441NF C441 Fort Benton (79S) 06:22a MDT 07:12a PDT

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N441NF

AIRCRAFT INFORMATION
Tail Number N441NF ∑ Registration
Owner TAYLOR AVIATION INC
Aircraft Type Cessna Conquest 2 (twin-turboprop) (C441) Photos
FLIGHT DATA
Speed Filed: 346 mph graph
Altitude Filed: 28,000 ft graph
Distance
Actual: 497 mi (Direct: 497 mi)
Route --

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That's not this one. Maybe tomorrow the info will be posted.

Per this 2014 article, his plane is a Citation Bravo:

What is Forrest Lucas going to buy next?

http://autoweek.com/article/nhra/what-forrest-lucas-going-buy-next

MARCH 9, 2014
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Here's another of Lucas' great business qualities: He doesn't pay retail for anything. Everything from his mansion and cattle ranch in Missouri to his Citation Bravo business jet and his railroad (yes, he owns a railroad), he gets for pennies on the dollar, or a million on the 10 million. And he always pays cash. He is proud of never having borrowed money to build his empire. So by the time he bought MavTV--for cash, duh--the entity was almost going under, and he got a great deal.
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It shows up here too:

Sharon Stone filming movie in Petaluma

http://www.petaluma360.com/news/4373578-181/sharon-stone-filming-movie-in?gallery4373414&artslide1

Second slide, with tail number: http://www.petaluma360.com/news/4373578-181/sharon-stone-filming-movie-in?gallery4373414&artslide2

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Reply Oregon ranchers pardoned by Trump arrive in Burns via private jet (Original post)
mahatmakanejeeves Jul 11 OP
Botany Jul 11 #1
truthisfreedom Jul 11 #2
JohnnyRingo Jul 11 #3
Locrian Jul 11 #4
MyOwnPeace Jul 11 #9
VMA131Marine Jul 11 #5
mahatmakanejeeves Jul 11 #6
SeattleVet Jul 11 #7
mahatmakanejeeves Jul 11 #8
keithbvadu2 Jul 11 #10
mahatmakanejeeves Jul 12 #11

Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 03:34 PM

1. "They" are going for a civil war in order to protect Trump.


People started gathering at the airport several hours earlier with American flags, signs and stickers handed out and slapped on cars reading: "Trump freed the Hammonds! He is our president!"

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 03:36 PM

2. Ignore them. This is old news at best.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 03:45 PM

3. "at last, a president who understands what is going on"

That quote jumped right out at me. I had to reach up and pull my eyebrows back down.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 03:56 PM

4. pence is f-ing dangerous

Here's the start of your christian taliban terrorist army right here:

"Mike Pence and Forrest Lucas are good friends.'' ... Lucas, the multimillionaire oil magnate and backer of the Indianapolis Colts, and Pence, an Indiana native, have known each other for a long time. Lucas said he spoke to Pence after he was put into contact with Dwight Hammond Jr.

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Response to Locrian (Reply #4)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 04:39 PM

9. Oh! So that's why..........

he didn't feel like he had wasted at ticket at the Colts game when he walked out - he didn't even pay for it!

(But we paid for flying him from California and back just to pull that 2-bit stunt!)

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 03:59 PM

5. I suspect that Hannity had a hand in this as well

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 04:00 PM

6. Unlikely alliance set Oregon ranchers' pardons in motion

Unlikely alliance set Oregon ranchers' pardons in motion

Updated 10:24 AM; Posted Jul 10, 9:15 PM

By Jeff Manningjmanning@oregonian.com
The Oregonian/OregonLive

When Dwight and Steven Hammond left federal prison Tuesday, it was in large part thanks to a Portland attorney who was politically and culturally their opposite.

Larry Matasar, 68, is a political progressive who volunteered on Barack Obama's 2008 campaign. He's a self-described child of the '60s and rock aficionado who has attended more than 100 Bruce Springsteen shows. He's an urban creature from Chicago's South Side.

"It's a long, long way from Burns," he said in reference to the Eastern Oregon town nearest the Hammonds' remote 12,000-acre ranch.

Yet Matasar has represented the family for 25 years and connected with them personally. It was Matasar who represented the father and son in the controversial arson case that made them unwitting heroes in the anti-government land rights movement.
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-- Jeff Manning

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 04:02 PM

7. Cessna Citation owned by Forrest Lucas (Lucas Oil)...

who was the go-between from these terrorists in the chain that convinced tRump to issue the pardon. A long-time tRump pal/supporter, he was on the short list to become Secretary of the Interior.

https://www.politico.com/story/2016/09/forrest-lucas-trump-interior-secretary-228364

(Interestingly, they have contacted FlightAware to request that this aircraft's flights not be allowed to be visible to the public through their history and live tracking.)

https://flightaware.com/resources/registration/N48FW

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Response to SeattleVet (Reply #7)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 04:05 PM

8. That looks right. I couldn't quite make out the tail number in the slide.

It shows up here too:

Revenue from films rises 14 percent in 2014

I don't know why it's not at FlightAware. {Edited} Oh, I see.

Thanks.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 05:24 PM

10. Armed insurrection against the gov't is now a pardonable offense.

Armed insurrection against the gov't is now a pardonable offense.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 01:17 PM

11. Oregon ranchers pardoned by Trump fly home on Pence donor's private jet

Hat tip, Joe.My.God: Extremist Ranchers Fly Home On Pence Donorís Jet

Oregon ranchers pardoned by Trump fly home on Pence donor's private jet

BY JUSTIN WISE - 07/12/18 11:57 AM EDT



© Protect the Harvest

One day after President Trump pardoned two Oregon ranchers who were at the center of a 40-day armed standoff, the pair flew home on the private jet of an oil company founder who once donated $50,000 to Vice President Pence.

The ranchers, Dwight and Steven Hammond, made the trip on Wednesday with Lucas Oil founder Forrest Lucas, according to a post on Protect the Harvest's Facebook page, a nonprofit founded by Lucas. ... The Hammonds were convicted in 2012 and sentenced to five years in prison on arson charges. The two had set a series of fires on their ranch that spread to federal land.
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Lucas reportedly donated $50,000 to Pence and his wife while Pence was running for governor of Indiana. According to the Times, Lucas also gave Pence two tickets worth $774 to attend an Indianapolis Colts game in 2017.

Lucas, whose company also reportedly owns the naming rights to the NFL team's Lucas Oil Stadium, has lobbied extensively against animal-rights activists. The Times reported that Lucas used Protect the Harvest to lobby for the Hammonds' release.
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After Trump's pardon, Oregon ranchers catch a ride home on Pence ally's private jet https://lat.ms/2NKDM3k


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