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 --
FBI Abruptly Walks Out On Senate Briefing After Being Asked How 'Insider Threat' Program Avoids WhistleblowersSubmitted by Allegory on Mon, 04/14/2014 - 15:57
from the because-the-whole-program-is-about-whistleblowers dept
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.
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.
The comments are the best but the article does not disappoint either. I simply can not believe how many ill informed readers were willing to take to the comment section with such baseless anger and venom.
in·sur·gent noun \-jənt\: a person who fights against an established government or authority
Lehigh Valley Live is reporting on a drug raid that occurred last Friday at Hackettstown High School, New Jersey. Students were asked to “shelter in place” as police officers using K-9 teams searched through their personal belongings.
Working with the Warren County Prosecutor’s Office and using K-9 teams and personnel from police departments in Hackettstown, Independence Township, Washington Township, Morris County, and South Plainfield, N.J., the school was searched while students remained at their desks from 8:30 until about 11 a.m., when the operation was cleared, he said.
I looked up property records for Clark County, Nevada. Guess what I found?
Property ownership records for entities known as Reid Bunkerville, LLC and Reid Bunkerville Trust and Reid Acquisitions, LLC.
Reid. Bunkerville. What are the odds?
This past weekend a standoff – as discussed in an edition of last week’s Morning Roar - in Nevada at the ranch of Cliven Bundy between Federal Agents and a large group of Bundy supporters has seemingly been settled without violence, thankfully. The most basic summary of the events leading up to the standoff:
Cliven Bundy’s ranch has been in his family since 1877, and his cattle regularly graze on the the “public” land in the surrounding area which is “owned” (claimed) by the Federal Government. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has been charging grazing fees to local ranchers whose cattle graze in the area. For the past 20 years or so the Bundy family , not recognizing the the Federal Government’s claim on the land as legitimate have refused payment (though they have reportedly paid the money to the state of Nevada.) The BLM claims Bundy’s cattle are killing an endangered tortoise, despite the fact that the very same BLM culled hundreds of that same species of tortoise recently. In response they have begun rounding up Bundy’s cattle which will be auctioned off to pay his fines. Bundy has decided that he’s had enough of this Federal overreach , and has turned his story into a rallying point against Federal land tyranny.
In last Wednesday’s edition of The Morning Roar, I described how the concept of homesteading as it pertains to property ownership applies to this case. But this being Mondays with Murray and all, I’ll keep my trap shut and turn it over to Mr. Libertarian himself, as he describes the concept of homesteading in Chapter 2 of For a New Liberty. The implications to the Bundy case will be apparent.