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Report: Bundy ranch standoff has spurred growth of extremist groups
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We haven’t heard much lately about welfare rancher Cliven Bundy and his gun-toting admirers, but the perverted spirit of their ignoble cause is still with us, as we see HERE:

The victory a Nevada rancher claimed in a government standoff with armed militiamen has served to embolden right-wing extremists and conspiracy theorists across the country, an organization that tracks hate groups said in a new report Thursday.

The Southern Poverty Law Center based its findings on online chatter among extreme right-wing groups.

Cliven Bundy’s faceoff with the Bureau of Land Management agents and Las Vegas police at his ranch in southern Nevada in April has “invigorated” an extremist movement that has exploded since President Barack Obama was elected, growing from 150 groups in 2008 to more than 1,000 last year, the Southern Poverty Law Center said.

The report warns of the potential for more violence like the recent killing of two Las Vegas police officers by a pair of anti-government zealots ó Jerad and Amanda Miller ó who spent time at Bundy’s ranch before they were asked to leave because of their extremist views.

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