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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)

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17:48 // 1 week ago
It doesn’t bother me none. If he shoots me he shoots me.
Overland Park, Kansas resident Kathy Embley • Taking a somewhat lackadaisical approach to a report that a series of random shootings in the Kansas City area may be connected. At least 12 shootings have been reported since March 8, and while no physical evidence connects them, authorities note that there are similarities such as time of day and location that tie them together.
17:17 // 1 week ago

Protip: Don’t buy stock in this company right now

  • 14% the approximate percentage the stock Herbalife fell on Friday after reports of a federal probe into the company surfaced. The company, which sells nutrition products, has long been suspected to be a ponzi scheme by some investors, most notably noted hedge fund manager William Ackman, who famously made a $1 billion bet that the company was operating illegally. source
17:05 // 1 week ago
April 11, 2014
The most heartbreaking part about this is that this clearly was what the man was meant to do with his life. (ht Romenesko)

The most heartbreaking part about this is that this clearly was what the man was meant to do with his life. (ht Romenesko)

19:52 // 1 week ago
In short: The NSA is said to have decided that the exploit was better something for it to use as an offensive tool than to affect a defensive posture for the rest [of] tech; its decision meant that in its view, its own intelligence efforts were essentially more important than the security of your information.
NSA Exploited Heartbleed For Years,” TechCrunch
16:07 // 1 week ago
15:41 // 1 week ago
How to drown out negative coverage of a CNN personality: Surround it with like six ads.

How to drown out negative coverage of a CNN personality: Surround it with like six ads.

13:59 // 1 week ago
No more. The shrieks and the howls are all we’ve got now. They pass for intellectual debate, addressed in academic departments and dissected in journals that once had greater concerns in mind. The isms that once struggled for primacy had given way to topical outrages: about income inequality, about the gold standard, about drones, about Benghazi, about Israel, about Stephen Colbert. And that’s the real danger: not that this political camp or that is growing intolerant, but that both are getting incorrigibly dumb.

All Out of Ideas: The Dumbing Down of American Discourse

A nutshell of why current culture war debates feel so brain-melting.

11:40 // 1 week ago
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