"According to state brand inspectors, almost 90 percent of the cattle rounded up by midweek bore Bundy’s brand. Of the remaining animals, five belonged to a neighboring rancher, four were marked with brands that couldn’t be read, and the rest were “slicks,” a ranching term for unmarked livestock."
excerpt from an article with some 'both sides' info & interesting public comments at:
The US dollar's position as the base currency for global energy trading gives the US a number of unfair advantages. It seems that Moscow is ready to take those advantages away.
by Valentin Mândrăşescu | Voice of Russia
The existence of "petrodollars" is one of the pillars of America's economic might because it creates a significant external demand for American currency, allowing the US to accumulate enormous debts without defaulting. If a Japanese buyer wants to buy a barrel of Saudi oil, he has to pay in dollars even if no American oil company ever touches the said barrel. Dollar has held a dominant position in global trading for such a long time that even Gazprom's natural gas contracts for Europe are priced and paid for in US dollars. Until recently, a significant part of EU-China trade had been priced in dollars.
Lately, China has led the BRICS efforts to dislodge the dollar from its position as the main global currency, but the "sanctions war" between Washington and Moscow gave an impetus to the long-awaited scheme to launch the petroruble and switch all Russian energy exports away from the US currency .
What's going on?
We can debate when we're free. Let's do something, because the universe isn't getting any younger.
!!! You guessed it !!!
The pieces are made using recycled construction materials and industrial waste to form a concrete aggregate, Gizmodo reports. The 3D printer used to build the houses is 500 feet long, 33 feet wide and 20 feet high. Each home costs around $4,800.
This isn't the first attempt at 3D printing large structures in a short amount of time. Researchers in California are making a printer that can build a house in 24 hours.
Video from the Washington Post
The Washington Post and the Guardian US were on Monday awarded Pulitzer Prizes for their reporting on the nature and breadth of secret electronic surveillance conducted by the National Security Agency, largely based on the revelations of former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.
Location matters. This insurrection, brought on by federal government arrogance and greed, happened in part because people could get there, physically and intellectually. Wide open rangeland (for hardy cattle and 100 year old turtles) physically and visually juxtaposed with the artificial stupidity of “free speech zones,” domesticated citizens penned in by red government tape, tell a story without words, history lessons, or politics. The imagery brings to mind the words of one of my favorite heroes, “[T]he truth is, there is something terribly wrong with this country, isn’t there?
Florida man Ryan Holle is currently serving his 11th year of a life sentence, even with no prior criminal record.
By Charles Grodin
April 9, 2014 | Alternet
The Guardian and the Washington Post have been awarded the highest accolade in US journalism, winning the Pulitzer prize for public service for their groundbreaking articles on the National Security Agency’s surveillance activities based on the leaks of Edward Snowden.
The award, announced in New York on Monday, comes 10 months after the Guardian published the first report based on the leaks from Snowden, revealing the agency’s bulk collection of US citizens’ phone records.
Light-absorbing glow-in-the-dark road markings have replaced streetlights on a 500m stretch of highway in the Netherlands.
Not that Amazon accepting Bitcoin would boost Bitcoin's price as merchants accepting Bitcoin don't create demand for Bitcoin, rather they provide a place to dump Bitcoins in exchange for something of value.
Over the last year, a rabbi, a state NAACP official, a small town mayor and other community leaders wrote op-eds and letters to Congress with remarkably similar language on a remarkably obscure topic.
(video) Earlier in the day, Senator Harry Reid was quoted saying in reference to the Bundy Ranch stand off:
"It's not over"
Senator Harry Reid (D-NV)
Now Sheriff Mack tells Ben Swann, sources inside Las Vegas Metro/Clark Co. Sheriff and BLM that feds planning a raid.
Seems that in a few places around the country, including Las Vegas, there are SECRET COURT CASES going on.
Some of the people involved are Jared Shafer (possibly tied to Harry Reid), Harry Reid, Sheldon Adelman, and the Roman Catholic Bishop of Las Vegas, among others.
From the Las Vegas Review Journal --