In business with the govt

"What dumbass would go into business with the govt., whereyou have to maintain a lease and make reports to various agencies. Cowboy dumb." —redenzo

Lived out West much? Knew a rancher* in NM with 50,000 acres out in the middle of the Pecos Wilderness. You want to run cattle on their land, you deal with the Gummint. The relationship has been, not "friendly," but a necessary mutual tolerance. But this Nevada guy, yeah, seems to have some additional problems.

*Ol' Cliff was a character. Met him at O'Hare the day the USSR fell. As we watched it on the airport monitors, he recalled. "I remember their last revolution." Took a second to realize he was talking about 1917!