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April 24, 2014
And because they were basically on government subsidy, so now what do they do? They abort their young children, they put their young men in jail, because they never learned how to pick cotton. And I’ve often wondered, are they better off as slaves, picking cotton and having a family life and doing things, or are they better off under government subsidy? They didn’t get no more freedom. They got less freedom.
Nevada outlaw cattle rancher and cause célèbre Cliven Bundy • Saying something so incredibly racist that even his supporters—like Rand Paul—are saying “screw it” and giving up on the guy.
17:16 // 5 months ago
April 12, 2014
Citing safety concerns, the federal government backed off a plan to seize 1,000 cattle from a Nevada rancher on Saturday after a number of activists came out in defense of Cliven Bundy. The rancher has reportedly failed to pay $1 million in fees to the U.S. Bureau of Land Management since 1993 that would allow his cattle to graze. Bundy says that his family’s ownership of the land predates the creation of the BLM, an organization which is controversial in some Western states for its maintenance of the land, which is treated as public by the federal government.
(Getty Images photo)

Citing safety concerns, the federal government backed off a plan to seize 1,000 cattle from a Nevada rancher on Saturday after a number of activists came out in defense of Cliven Bundy. The rancher has reportedly failed to pay $1 million in fees to the U.S. Bureau of Land Management since 1993 that would allow his cattle to graze. Bundy says that his family’s ownership of the land predates the creation of the BLM, an organization which is controversial in some Western states for its maintenance of the land, which is treated as public by the federal government.

(Getty Images photo)

18:19 // 6 months ago
December 10, 2013

Stuff you may have missed: December 10, 2013

A few months ago, New Yorker Leo Grand, who has been homeless since he lost his job in 2011, was presented with an unusual proposition by a stranger: The man would either give Grand $100, or teach him how to develop a mobile app. Grand chose the latter option—and the guy who pitched the idea became the subject of a media storm. But Grand kept at it, and now his app Trees for Cars is available for sale.

Want to whip people up in a minor frenzy? Have Obama shake hands with Fidel Castro’s brother, making people forget that they did it at a memorial for NELSON FREAKING MANDELA. Perspective, guys.

A family of six went missing in a remote canyon in Nevada over the weekend, leading to a huge manhunt, but fortunately they were all found—alive—earlier today.

Bernie Madoff cried when he told his second-in-command that his ponzi scheme was a fraud.

Organic milk is healthier for you: This study says so.

21:00 // 10 months ago
August 16, 2013
So “Area 51” exists, but … In a set of newly declassified documents from the CIA, the agency has essentially admitted the existence of the UFO-tied secret area in Nevada, but if you’re looking for aliens, you’re gonna be disappointed. That’s because the documents clearly imply the area north of Las Vegas was a testing ground for U-2 spy planes, which is clearly less exciting than this:

Think the truth is still out there? (AP file photo)

So “Area 51” exists, but … In a set of newly declassified documents from the CIA, the agency has essentially admitted the existence of the UFO-tied secret area in Nevada, but if you’re looking for aliens, you’re gonna be disappointed. That’s because the documents clearly imply the area north of Las Vegas was a testing ground for U-2 spy planes, which is clearly less exciting than this:

Think the truth is still out there? (AP file photo)

23:00 // 1 year ago
March 29, 2013
Yes, tried to kill me. I’m an open book. They won’t let me testify at the Grant Sawyer Building, and they sent 100 police officers to arrest me. Let me ask you, how can they do that?
Nevada Assemblyman Steven Brooks • Discussing the decision by the assembly to expel the politician from his seat, because he’s been acting erratically. (Nobody’s trying to kill him, and no police officers have shown up to arrest him.) Brooks, who once did a mostly-shirtless 35 minute interview with the Las Vegas Review-Journal, has made threatening comments towards his colleagues, most notably Assembly Speaker Marilyn Kirkpatrick, and has been arrested multiple times in recent months. (Some who voted to expel him said they felt unsafe with him in the legislative building.) The Democrat, who often called press conferences he never showed up for, is the first politician in Nevada to face an expulsion vote from the legislature in 146 years.
0:04 // 1 year ago
March 19, 2013
breakingnews:

6 US Marines dead in explosion at Nevada facility
NBC News: Six US Marines are dead and eight are injured after a Monday night live fire exercise at a US Army Depot in Hawthorne, Nevada.  Officials say a 60-mm. mortar exploded as the Marines were preparing to fire it. The depot is used as a storage facility for ammunition and other equipment.
Photo: Hawthorne Army Depot in western Nevada is seen in this Aug. 30, 2010 satellite image courtesy of Google Earth. (Google Earth / Reuters)

More details on the facility: "Hawthorne Army Depot (HWAD) is an archive site for storing slow-moving ammunition and stocks awaiting demilitarization. HWAD provides high desert training facilities for military units. As the designated site for long-term storage of reused Industrial Plant Equipment, Hawthorne receives, stores and accounts for all IPE."

breakingnews:

6 US Marines dead in explosion at Nevada facility

NBC News: Six US Marines are dead and eight are injured after a Monday night live fire exercise at a US Army Depot in Hawthorne, Nevada.

Officials say a 60-mm. mortar exploded as the Marines were preparing to fire it. The depot is used as a storage facility for ammunition and other equipment.

Photo: Hawthorne Army Depot in western Nevada is seen in this Aug. 30, 2010 satellite image courtesy of Google Earth. (Google Earth / Reuters)

More details on the facility: "Hawthorne Army Depot (HWAD) is an archive site for storing slow-moving ammunition and stocks awaiting demilitarization. HWAD provides high desert training facilities for military units. As the designated site for long-term storage of reused Industrial Plant Equipment, Hawthorne receives, stores and accounts for all IPE."

(via laughterkey)

9:31 // 1 year ago
February 21, 2013
17:01 // 1 year ago
October 15, 2012
We have a joke around here. Pretty soon we’re going to have such long commercial breaks that people are going to tune in and all they’ll hear is: ‘Hello, welcome to News 3. And goodbye.’
Lisa Howfield, general manager of local NBC-afficiliate KSNV - Commenting on the increasingly long, and repetitive, commercial breaks that are beginning to wear thin on many television viewers in/around Las Vegas. The city just set a new record for most political ads in a single year, passing the old record of 73,000, with nearly a month to go before Election Day 2012. In total, 98 ads are currently in circulation on Las Vegas television networks, and are being run more than 10,000 times per week. source
15:52 // 2 years ago
August 4, 2012
What’s the downside? Jon Stewart getting all serious and haughty? Harry Reid could not care less.
A Harry Reid confidante, quoted in Politico • On the majority leader’s recent allegations about Mitt Romney. Stewart called Reid a “really terrible person” for citing an anonymous source’s claim that Romney paid no taxes for ten years saying that Romney’s dad would be ashamed of him for not releasing his tax returns. According to the article, however, “it’s impossible to say how little [Reid] cares” about Stewart’s criticism. “He literally could not care less,” Reid’s confidante said. The article in whole is a good “Reid” (hah!), as it gets into why the Nevada Democrat’s recent attacks are a win-win for Democrats. In short: If Republicans remain silent on the claims, that suggests that they’re true. But if Republicans respond to them—and they have been—then the issue of Romney’s taxes remains in the news cycle, and that’s what Democrats want. It’s rare that any politician finds an opportunity to hit the other party that’s both risk-free and high-gain, but this seems to be exactly that (Correction: Tumblr user SavageMike points out that Stewart’s criticism was directed at a statement Reid made about Romney’s father, not the no-taxes-for-ten-years claim).  source (viafollow)
4:21 // 2 years ago
May 6, 2012
23:17 // 2 years ago