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2 votes

The Blood-Moon Sign, and a positive perspective

We can debate when we're free. Let's do something, because the universe isn't getting any younger.

http://www.libertydisciple.com/1/post/2014/04/the-blood-moon...

4 votes

Chinese company 3d prints 10 houses in one day.

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.

4 votes

It happened! Guardian, Washington Post get Pulitzers for NSA reporting.

Video from the Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/posttv/the-post-wins-two-pulit...

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.

7 votes

Nevada: Early Lessons of Bunkerville (RP institute)

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?

8 votes

How Lending A Friend Your Car, Then Going to Bed Can Land You a Life Prison Sentence

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

0 votes

Guardian and Washington Post win Pulitzer prize for NSA revelations

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.

15 votes

Glow in the dark roads

Light-absorbing glow-in-the-dark road markings have replaced streetlights on a 500m stretch of highway in the Netherlands.

http://arstechnica.com/business/2014/04/glow-in-the-dark-roa...

0 votes

Amazon Says No To Bitcoin

http://recode.net/2014/04/14/amazon-says-no-to-accepting-bit...

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.

http://smaulgld.com/will-greater-adoption-mean-higher-bitcoi...

1 vote

TurboTax Maker Linked to ‘Grassroots’ Campaign Against Free, Simple Tax Filing

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.

25 votes

Sheriff Mack: Sources in BLM - Feds Planning Raid on Bundy Ranch

(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.

2 votes

Secret Court Cases in Harry Reid's Backyard

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 --

17 votes

FBI Abruptly Walks Out On Senate Briefing After Being Asked How 'Insider Threat' Program Avoids Whistleblowers

from the because-the-whole-program-is-about-whistleblowers dept
http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140412/07290526888/fbi-ab...

While we've been disappointed that Senator Chuck Grassley appears to have a bit of a double standard with his staunch support for whistleblowers when it comes to Ed Snowden, it is true that he has fought for real whistleblower protections for quite some time. Lately, he's been quite concerned that the White House's "Insider Threat Program" (ITP) is really just a cover to crack down on whistleblowers. As we've noted, despite early promises from the Obama administration to support and protect whistleblowers, the administration has led the largest crackdown against whistleblowers, and the ITP suggests that the attack on whistleblowers is a calculated response. The program documentation argues that any leak can be seen as "aiding the enemy" and encourages government employees to snitch on each other if they appear too concerned about government wrong-doing. Despite all his high minded talk of supporting whistleblowers, President Obama has used the Espionage Act against whistleblowers twice as many times as all other Presidents combined. Also, he has never -- not once -- praised someone for blowing the whistle in the federal government.

22 votes

Why The Feds Chickened Out On A Nevada Ranch

Let me obliterate a bit of confusion here: the Obama administration attempted to go to war with a rancher in Nevada. Let me amplify a little bit of truth: They tucked tail and have returned home. And let me add a bit of clarity: they had no choice!

As the nation began to become familiar with the plight of the family of Cliven Bundy, many of us harkened back to another standoff in which the Federal government attempted to bully it's outcome: Waco, Texas and the Branch Davidian massacre.

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