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Report From Plains Montana: The Ryan Family with Jeanette Finicum

Jeanette Finicum Stands With The Ryans

In Montana

Report From Plains Montana: The Ryan Family with Jeanette Finicum

I drove down to Plains, Montana, on June 04, 2016 to attend a rally which had been planned for the weekend. The purpose of the rally had initially been to apply public pressure to a judge to grant bail to Jake Ryan, a youth in his 20s who had been arrested for simply showing up at the Burns, Oregon protest in January, 2016.

So the rally was to help Jake get out on bail instead of being cooped up in a cell with no bail.  However, the day before the event at Plains was to happen, the judge, surprisingly, released Jake Ryan — so the event became, on Saturday, more of a celebration than a petition.

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Video credit: Jim White, Northwest Liberty News

A lot of folks were there, and as befits any neighborhood gathering, the young people were all over the place and having one grand time while the “growns” were engaging each other in a more mature subject, like the insanity which drives the BLM and the cold indifference of the mechanized jail system which would torment good cowboys and patriots as if they were terrorists.  Our government has truly lost its mind, its moral compass, and its memory of its own creation by We The People acting through our sovereign nation-state Republics in compact.

The BLM, the EPA, the USFS, and other federal agencies are now as mechanized as was the SS in Germany during the 1930s. Here is something to help the reader grasp that image —


“It is thus necessary that the individual should finally come to realize that his own ego is of no importance in comparison with the existence of his nation; that the position of the individual ego is conditioned solely by the interests of the nation as a whole … that above all the unity of a nation’s spirit and will are worth far more than the freedom of the spirit and will of an individual…”

“This state of mind, which subordinates the interests of the ego to the conservation of the community, is really the first premise for every truly human culture… The basic attitude from which such activity arises, we call — to distinguish it from egoism and selfishness — idealism. By this we understand only the individual’s capacity to make sacrifices for the community, for his fellow men.”

The statements in italics above were made by Adolf Hitler. (1)He was explaining the moral philosophy of Nazism. That is the exact attitude the bot-minded agents of the BLM or EPA employ in relating to we little Americans who live rurally on the land. So such observations were being talked about among the grown-ups at Saturday’s rally-turned-celebration. There were a lot of grownups present, and I was pleased to meet a goodly number of personal friends there.

Ah, but there was scheduled for Sunday a line-up of speakers, and that meeting, hosted by a local church in Plains, was a more sombre moment, and powerful. Speakers included  Dan and Roxanna Ryan, Billy Hill, Nevada Assemblywoman Michele Fiori (via skype), Joe Robertson, and Jeanette Finicum.

Bret Rouch and Shari Dovale of Redoubt News were there, and so was Jim White of  Northwest Liberty News.

I will add more later, but want to get this video up immediately, do a bit more footwork, and prepare a more permanent article for Oath Keepers, so will break away here and just post the link to Redoubt News’ first coverage and Jim White’s video from Northwest Liberty News.

Video credit: Jim White, NorthWest Liberty News

Note: Here is the link to the national “Stand By Me For Liberty” website, where everyone can find something to do, some way to help. This is a righteous cause for America, so do please look into this site and learn how you can add your voice for freedom to the general liberty movement. Thank you!


Elias Alias

Note: 1) “The Ominous Parallels”  by Leonard Peikoff; copyright 1982 by Leonard Peikoff; published by the Penguin Group, Penguin Putnam, Inc., 275 Hudson Street, New York, New York 10014; foreword by Ayn Rand; no ISBN in my paperback copy; Library of Congress number: 83-60247. (page 13)


Elias Alias

Editor in Chief for Oath Keepers; Unemployed poet; Lover of Nature and Nature's beauty. Slave to all cats. Reading interests include study of hidden history, classical literature. Concerned Constitutional American. Honorably discharged USMC Viet Nam Veteran. Founder, TheMentalMilitia.Net



  1. This may be of interest to the activists associated with the Burns incident and other Government Land grabs. I was looking at land and jobs in Wyoming, and ran across this ad. There is a bunch of private land intertwined with BLM plots. Something big is about to go down, but I’m not sure what. Here is the important portion of the ad and the direct link to 2 jobs.

    Physical Science Aid/Technician

    Bureau of Land Management

    Agency contact information

     MANY vacancies – Pinedale, WY
     MANY vacancies – Rawlins, WY
    Job Requirements

    Key Requirements
    •Direct Deposit Required
    •U.S. Citizenship is required
    •Read the “How to Apply” and “Required Documents” Sections
    •You cannot hold an active real estate license; nor can
    •you have an interest or hold stocks in firms with interest in Federal Land
    •Security Clearance/Background Investigation is required


    You must meet the qualification requirements to be found qualified. GS-3 Physical Science Aid – 6 months of general experience; OR successful completion of one year (45 quarter or 30 semester hours) of study above high school that included at least 6 semester hours in any combination of courses such as physical science, engineering or any branch of mathematics except financial and commercial mathematics; OR a combination of experience and education to meet the total experience. GS-4 Physical Science Technician – 6 months of general and 6 months of specialized experience. Examples of specialized experience may include taking samples of dust, air, water , soil, grass, etc. from a variety of sites and utilizing various detection devices to examine samples taken; and ascertaining whether samples are within established levels and reporting information to supervisor; OR successful completion of two years (90 quarter or 60 semester hours) of study above high school which includes at least 12 semester hours in any combination of courses such as: physical science, engineering or any branch of mathematics except financial and commercial mathematics; OR a combination of experience and education to meet the total experience. GS-5 Physical Science Technician – one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-4 level. Examples of specialized experience may include testing a variety of items such as paper, textiles, polyethylene sheeting, rubber hose, burlap and other similar materials under normal atmospheric conditions to assure they meet established specifications; and preparing samples and operating equipment such as spectrograph and a gas chromatograph to perform chemical analyses of a variety of materials or performing other tests of similar difficulty; OR successful completion of a full four year (180 quarter or 120 semester hours) course of study above high school leading to a bachelor’s degree with major study in an appropriate field of physical science or that included at least 24 semester hours in any combination of courses such as physical science, engineering or any branch of mathematics except financial and commercial mathematics; OR a combination of experience and education to meet the total experience. GS-6 Physical Science Technician – one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-5 level. Examples of specialized experience may include conducting a substantial variety of tests for qualitative and quantitative determinations of various elements found in sewage and selecting appropriate test procedures; and making various determinations such as nitrogen, carbon, iron, ferric chloride, magnesium or potash content in sewage, sludge and filter cake or performing other chemical tests of similar difficulty; OR successful completion of one-half year (13.5 quarter or 9 semester hours) of graduate education directly related to the work of the position; OR a combination of experience and education to meet the total experience. GS-7 Physical Science Technician – one year of specialized work experience equivalent to the GS-6 level. Examples of specialized experience may include work in a metallurgical laboratory , serving as a technician responsible for the full range of metallurgical working testing activities at the facility; and performing Rockwell hardness tests, preparing metallographic samples, or other testing of similar difficulty; OR successful completion of one year (27 quarter or 18 semester hours) of graduate education directly related to the work of the position; OR a combination of experience and education to meet the total experience. Candidates must meet all qualification requirements as identified in the OPM Qualifications Standards Handbook. For information on qualification requirements please click here Qualifications. You must show that you possess the specialized experience and/or education as described in the job specific questions for this position. Where only a portion of your work experience would be creditable for this position, please provide the percentage of time that you spent on the specialized duties listed. General Work Experience: (l) Any type of work that demonstrates the applicant’s ability to perform the work of the position, or (2) experience that provided a familiarity with the subject matter or processes of the broad subject area of the occupation.

    Just guessing, but this may be the next hot spot…..

  2. We will not be waiting for our government to right itself. July 4, 2017. We will be arresting all American traitors advocating the removal of our rights. And [Nine words deleted by Elias Alias, editor] … And those that have helped.

      1. Well, november, were I you I would not hold my breath. I have no idea who this guy might be, but I can assure you that his plan to arrest the government will not be allowed a platform here at Oath Keepers. His zeal matches his insensitivity as he would use my article for his personal soapbox despite the fact that his comment has nothing to do with the subject of this article. While we all know that the government is presently peopled by numerous sociopaths who certainly are committing all sorts of crimes against the American people, Oath Keepers does not condone citizen-arrests.
        Elias Alias, editor

  3. Well Elias thanks again for posting this and keeping it out there. One thing to know as I have fought the feds a couple of times that neither me or you will be around for the out come of the Finnicums. trials and tribulations. This will go on for years and years until people don’t remember what your talking about. Hell a on the street reporter asked people who was LaVoy Finicum and 95% didn’t even know what the guy was talking about. You mentioned the youth were making the release of the Ryan kid into a party. Well guess who has your back. They don’t get how serious this is and how important it is. One morning they will wake up. No more party and when the light comes on to little to late . My 2 cents worth.

    1. I am just one little guy who got himself born into this crazy world. At age 70 I’m blessed with much experience to look back on, which helps my perspective, and helps me understand the one principle I live by — My purpose is to extend love into a very dark world. I shall do my best to make sure that LaVoy Finicum’s name is indelibly preserved in American history, and will do all I can to assist his and Cliven Bundy’s mission as well as their families.
      Will I be successful? Will my work on their behalf amount to anything? Will my work change the course of history or the future? Probably not, but I do know what my purpose in life is, and all I need do is fulfill my purpose. Extending my love to my fellow man is my joy, even when doing so makes of me (in the eyes of government’s robot enforcement thugs) an “anti-government extremist”. The Finicum and Bundy and Hammond families need our loving support, and I’m going to do all I can to help them.
      The American Empire/Corporate-Dynasty has nothing left to eat, now that it has devoured the entire world, so it is now eating We The People who long ago created a government vulnerable to this sort of corruption and then snoozed for 238 years while it was morphing into the unstoppable beast that we now see gobbling up ranchers and farmers’ lands inside the boundaries of States. I have no delusions about stopping it, for it appears to me that we have lost our country.
      But the bottom line for me is to die honorably by living honorably until I’m taken out of this world. I am much more concerned about the state of my soul at the moment of departure from this world, than I am about re-shaping an immutable history that is being forged by muilti-national billion-dollar corporations which now own, control, and use the governments of the world. We are living in a time in which I feel the most important thing is to uphold one’s conscience, self-discipline, personal responsibility for one’s thoughts and deeds, and relationship with the source of those “Unalienable Rights” which Thomas Jefferson wrote about.
      Be blessed and stand strong.
      Elias Alias, editor

  4. Elias ; Thank’s for all that you do ; Your mind and your heart are in the right place and you are a good example for other’s who this kind of true leadership is needed and that everybody should take note of the kind of character , knowledge and wisdom that you cling to as a resource that we all need during these dark times that are now upon us .

  5. Elias, your statement about your purpose in life is awe inspiring. We have all continued to talk about the possibility of losing our country to the evil government/corporate monsters while we ignored the fact that we are not losing, but have already lost the fight. They have won and continue doing anything they want regardless of feeble protests by We the People. Your response to continue with your purpose in life is an inspiration to us all.

    1. I’d like to thank “Unknown Ranger” and “Tucson Rick” for their approval, and offer them and other readers here this clip which was filmed by the History Channel almost two years ago (October, 2014) at a cabin near my home in Montana. The History Channel spent a couple of days there, interviewing ernie and myself, but never aired the films. They did, however, download one of their cameras into my computer and at about a year afterward I posted that footage as seven clips on my YouTube channel. This was the last of seven clips, and I posted it on January 10, 2015 as a private video, then, late last Fall I opened it to public view. I do not advertise my youtube channel, so there are not many hits there. But you two are hitting exactly “dead solid perfect” on my vision, so I’d like to share this eleven-minute vid with you. Hope you enjoy.

      Keep the Faith,
      Elias Alias, editor

  6. It may seem not too many folks are Standing, to you guys living this stuff, but know one County at a time, people are tending to their acre or street.I like to say Jesus will take care of the Big Picture, you just tend to yours. As she says, 1 has become 12, then 144 and so on. The kids Get It, I Get It, the whole of our remarkable Country is seeing it. They are Standing. As with Alias, I am certain I will not see us without our Constitution. I say better me be the cannon fodder than the kids of times passed. No problem. Jesus has all that in Hand.

    1. I’m afraid I must confess to being an old guy who knows not one whit about twitter. If you want to share this article, please just use this link –

      Tweet it, flip it, shoot it, trick it, post it, email it, paste it, send it, shout it, beep it, feed it, or even arrest it and book it into the pokey. Whatever suits you; but I just cannot help you because I do not even know what twitter is. Please forgive.
      Elias Alias, old-fashioned dull-witted editor

  7. Dear Elias, I probably should have added a little more to my first post. I however am not a very skilled writter.. I didn’t mean to imply I was giving up heck I went to LaVoys funeral and have contacted them and the Bundys. My GOD expects nothing less That being said always remember this ain’t our home were just passing through, but while here we must all try to live by not only our wits but our convictions. This whole event breaks my heart and I’m a combat vet for whats that’s worth and the pain and problems this behemoth government has brought on the world reduces me first to tears then to anger, which I must keep in check. Like I said not much of a writer. Hope this clears up any misunderstandings from my first post. Never and I mean never give in or up

    1. It’s hard to convey one’s full meaning in words written into screens. You did just fine, and I should let you know that I got your meaning, and did not mean to speak back with you in any way which would cause you to think I was condescending. We’re both in the same mindset, Bro, and that comes through in both of our messages.

      Another thing to consider: When addressing your post I was also writing to all readers here.

      Be at peace, Bro — you know; and I know; and a number of others know. But far too many do not know, (just as you said), and most of those who do not know also do not want to know. They are empowering this monster and will soon enough come to see that the evil they empowered has turned on them too. We cannot save souls — each of us can only be responsible our own soul. We do that by questioning what we think we know; by owning the content of our minds. The masses will never do that. Those of us who have done so need now to be preparing to stay away from the flailing, thrashing, slamming tail of the dying beast called government as it crashes and slams about in its death throes.
      Patriots who want to spare their families should go to the country, get away from the cities of man. Honor one’s conscience. Pause to be thankful for the miracle of life; be thankful for the beauty in life, in Nature, in our families, and in our own souls as individuals. What is charging at us like a runaway freight train is probably unstoppable now. I am not saying it is unstoppable, but that it is “probably” unstoppable. I will accept any miracle which comes our way, but I can’t count on one, and as of this moment, I can’t even see a miracle in the works.

      Yet I will stand up like you will, and like a goodly number of our kind shall stand, and be strong in our going down. Whatever the Spirit of Life holds for me, I intend to embrace as my lot and fate, and I shall not dishonor myself in the face of life’s storms.

      To you personally, Ken, thank you for being here, and for seeing what is coming. It is good to know we are not alone.

      Elias Alias, editor

    1. Wow! Most Excellent!
      Thank you so much for sending that. I’m downloading it right now. I’ll spread it around.
      Truly, LaVoy’s “silence” speaks like thunder.
      Many thanks.

      Elias Alias, editor

  8. Elias ; Thank you for allowing me to look at your interview on the video that you so gracefully allow me to view ; It was very in line with my perspective, when you speak of our god given rights and what our liberties are and what these moral imperatives mean in respect to how we consciously use our Constitution to navigate our free will as citizens in our every day life and I agree that we have a duty to resist tyrants and criminals when they usurp our Constitutional rights and I agree that it is a war of the minds ( good versus evil ). This evil lurks all around us and we must be positive about how we carry ourselves in our daily routine as way of resistance to it’s existence in our every day lives. I like your wisdom of approach to teaching the people that ask to know and to make sure that you teach them everything that they need too know and not to force my will on somebody that doesn’t care to know; I’m guilty of doing that sometimes and I shouldn’t and I’m going to take your advice in my approach in the future in my dealings with other peoples’ minds as a virtue . When you speak of the downward slope that you see and feel that will continue to move downward in our Country a lot of people tell me the same thing; I’m more of an optimist because of people like you and others that share your perspective and hopefully some day in the near future that the people of the people will finally wake up and we will be free again !!!

  9. J – Yes, I am going to answer all questions that I deem apapoprirte to answer And if it is a question that makes me squirm, I will channel my old lawyer self and evade at all costs. Thank you so much for changing my status from naughty to PG. I think I will have to write a whole post on that one!(Hi to the Chickster and everyone else!)

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