Nevada Rancher Cliven Bundy is locked in a standoff with the federal Bureau of Land Management over illegal cattle grazing, endangered tortoises and property rights. It gets even better...
The fight involves a 600,000-acre area under BLM control called Gold Butte, near the Utah border. The is the habitat of the protected desert tortoise, and the land has been off-limits for cattle since 1998.
WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — Federal Reserve officials had a secret video conference call in early March and reached a general consensus that the 6.5% unemployment rate threshold for the first rate hike was outdated, the central bank said Wednesday.
A summary of the video conference was included in the minutes of the Fed’s March 18-19 meeting released by the Fed.
The central bankers were clearly worried that changing the forward guidance would impact markets.
We need more cattle not less in the deserts. After killing 40,000 elephants this scientist says so. Maybe the BLM can watch.
"She is not welcome here in San Diego by so many of us. We don't want her here," said Jan Iverson, a local mother and protestor.
"Pat Smith lost her son, Sean Smith, during an attack in Benghazi and plans to be at the center of the protest," Fox reports.
Hillary Clinton testified to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on January 23, 2013, "What difference...does it make?" when she was questioned about the attack on the American Consulate in Benghazi. Hence, the group's name: "The Difference Matters."
Thought police on patrol
By Charles Krauthammer, Published: April 10
Like the CEO of Mozilla who resigned under pressure just 10 days into his job when it was disclosed that six years earlier he had donated to California’s Proposition 8, which defined marriage as between a man and a woman.
India is going to elect a new Prime Minister this year and the elections are going on currently. This is a very important election because for the first time, we have a major political party, which is running on this slogan – “Minimum government, maximum governance”. This is a deviation from the traditional socialist, welfarist political paradigm in India. Before I describe the main actors in this election, here are some fun facts
1) 814 million people are eligible to vote in this election. Compare that to the 129 million people who voted in the 2012 US presidential election.
2) The election is being held on 9 different days in different parts of India between April 7th – May 12th. All votes will be counted on May 16th and the results declared on the same day
3) India has a multi party-system. The major political parties are Indian National Congress, which has ruled India for nearly 60 of our 67 years of freedom, Bharatiya Janata Party, which was in power for one term in 1999. There are several regional parties i.e. parties that have clout in individual states that join one of the above parties to form a coalition government
Important Update: Exclusive: Sheriff Mack Fires Warning Shot To Nevada Clark County Sheriff: It Is Beyond Lamentable That Clark County Has A Sheriff Who Will Not Keep His Oath Of Office.
Breaking News: We just recieved this press release from Sheriff Mack
Coalition of Western State Legislators, Sheriffs, and Veterans Stand Vigil in Support of Embattled Nevada Rancher, Cliven Bundy ‘To Prevent Another Ruby Ridge or Waco”
One plan: Force the speaker to step aside before the new year.
By Tim Alberta | April 10, 2014
Several dozen frustrated House conservatives are scheming to infiltrate the GOP leadership next year—possibly by forcing Speaker John Boehner to step aside immediately after November's midterm elections.
The conservatives' exasperation with leadership is well known. And now, in discreet dinners at the Capitol Hill Club and in winding, hypothetical-laced email chains, they're trying to figure out what to do about it. Some say it's enough to coalesce behind—and start whipping votes for—a single conservative leadership candidate.
April 10, 2014 - 6:30 PM
Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) said today that Americans need to stand up to "a deliberate plan by the president of the United States" to collapse the nation's law enforcement system regarding illegal immigration.
In a Senate speech, Sessions said:
Retold by Michael Nystrom | August 1, 2005
Originally published at Bull! Not bull
We stood in an empty white room, facing two doors. The Master explained to me that while the initial conditions behind the two doors were the same, it was the thinking, attitudes and actions of the people inside that made all the difference. The doors were labeled "Heaven" and "Hell."
An aspiring TV producer who was being held captive by a knife-wielding man in West Hollywood was mistakenly shot and killed by Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies as he tried to escape his assailant, the sheriff's department said on Thursday.
John Winkler, 30, was one of three men being held and attacked by a 27-year-old man with a knife at an apartment on Monday night, the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department said in a statement.
I live here in Elko Nevada and just noticed this in our local newspaper. There is going to be a disaster drill at our local airport. They will have simulated wounded, dead as well as grieving family members.
I am not sure how often this happens at this airport since this is my first year here in Nevada but I thought I would post it just in case something does end up happening here.
Since the bundy ranch issue among others around Nevada, there might be a gun run or other rights violations here in my state so you can never be too cautious.