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Posts from July 2010

Friday Lazy Linking

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<li><p><a href="http://orgtheory.wordpress.com/2010/07/29/social-movement-action-figures/">anarchist action figures. <cite>orgtheory.net</cite> (2010-07-28)</a>. The kids are alright. <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Wednesday 2010-07-28.)</em></p></li>
<li><p><a href="http://xkcd.com/773/">University Website. <cite>xkcd.com</cite> (2010-07-29)</a>.  <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Friday 2010-07-30.)</em></p></li>
<li><p><a href="http://twitter.com/feministhulk/statuses/19917256501">feministhulk: HULK FIND COMPLICITY BETWEEN ALL SYSTEMS OF OPPRESSION.  RESULT: HULK HAVE VERY DIVERSE PORTFOLIO OF SMASH. <cite>Twitter / feministhulk</cite> (2010-07-30)</a>. Feminist Hulk has a thick conception of liberation. <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Friday 2010-07-30.)</em></p></li>
<li><p><a href="http://www.azarask.in/blog/post/tabcandy/">Tab Candy: Making Firefox Tabs Sweet. Aza Raskin, <cite>Aza on Design</cite> (2010-07-23)</a>. <q>The power of the browser has grown substantially in the last ten years. We now use the Web to multi-task the activities we juggle every day, like vacation plans, purchases, sharing pictures, listening to music, reading email, and writing a blog post. It’s hard to keep everything straight with dozens...</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Friday 2010-07-30.)</em></p></li>

Wednesday Lazy Linking

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<li><p><a href="http://humaniterations.wordpress.com/2010/07/26/saving-our-history-books-for-the-singularity/">Saving Our History Books For The Singularity. rechelon, <cite>Human Iterations</cite> (2010-07-26)</a>. <q>Some noble soul has labored to put the two most important history books on Individualist Anarchism’s first wave in America online — and in very accessible condition.   Anyway, I felt I had to pause in my projects and distractions to let you know.  This is the shit. Eunice Minette Schuster’s...</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Tuesday 2010-07-27.)</em></p></li>
<li><p><a href="http://thepeaceablekingdom.wordpress.com/2010/07/26/what-does-it-mean-to-love-your-enemies/">What does it mean to love your enemies? Ryan, <cite>The Peaceable Kingdom</cite> (2010-07-26)</a>. <q>A question many Christians aren’t really asking. This moving video lays it out very simply. It is not wide-eyed optimism in the sense that it doesn’t portray automatic world peace and love in the face of violence. It means that to truly love your enemies you might have to receive...</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Tuesday 2010-07-27.)</em></p></li>
<li><p><a href="http://stumblingandmumbling.typepad.com/stumbling_and_mumbling/2010/07/a-squealing-leftie-writes.html">A squealing leftie writes. chris dillow, <cite>Stumbling and Mumbling</cite> (2010-07-23)</a>. <q>Tim says something that puzzles me:Human beings really are status seeking beings. The method of ranking it, enforcing it, discovering it, may change, but that there will be a social hierarchy is a given. And that’s the bit that our squealing lefties seem to forget….Simply because we are human beings...</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Tuesday 2010-07-27.)</em></p></li>
<li><p><a href="http://aaeblog.com/2010/07/27/three-from-vienna/">Three from Vienna. <cite>Austro-Athenian Empire</cite> (2010-07-27)</a>. Including an excellent anthology from my teacher Kelly Jolley, also including essays by my other teacher Roderick Long; and a Tractarian musical number. About the latter, all I can say is that he would have been better off trying to whistle it. <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Tuesday 2010-07-27.)</em></p></li>
<li><p><a href="http://cherylcline.wordpress.com/2010/07/26/trail-of-tears-2010/">Trail of Tears 2010. <cite>der Blaustrumpf</cite> (2010-07-27)</a>. Deportation is ethnic cleansing. Nothing more, nothing less. <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Tuesday 2010-07-27.)</em></p></li>
<li><p><a href="http://sheldonfreeassociation.blogspot.com/2010/07/remember-furkan-dogan.html">Remember Furkan Dogan. Sheldon Richman, <cite>Free Association</cite> (2010-07-27)</a>. <q>Furkan Dogan was the 19-year-old American fatally shot five times by Israeli commandos aboard the Mavi Marmara headed for Gaza -- without a peep from the Obama administration, which has time to get involved with everything else happening in the world. Dogan was a bright young man with a promising...</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Tuesday 2010-07-27.)</em></p></li>
<li><p><a href="http://feeds.boingboing.net/~r/boingboing/iBag/~3/wVz6pZKXl4M/wikileaks-releases-c.html">Wikileaks releases classified Afghanistan war logs: "largest intelligence leak in history" Xeni Jardin, <cite>Boing Boing</cite> (2010-07-25)</a>. <q>An archive of classified U.S. military logs spanning six years, more than 91,000 documents, and 200,000 pages, was today made available by WikiLeaks. The papers show a picture of the war in Afghanistan that is far more grim, and far less hopeful, than previously portrayed. The New York Times, London's...</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Tuesday 2010-07-27.)</em></p></li>
<li><p><a href="http://design.canonical.com/2010/07/guadec-day-2-in-pursuit-of-critical-mass/">Guadec Day 2: In pursuit of critical mass. Ivanka Majic, <cite>Canonical Design</cite> (2010-07-27)</a>. <q>Today I was reminded of this quote by Jane Goodall: If everyone could think a little bit about small choices they make every day: What do you eat, does it result in animal cruelty? What do you wear, how was it made, does it damage the environment? When people start...</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Tuesday 2010-07-27.)</em></p></li>

Monday Lazy Linking

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<li><p><a href="http://reason.com/blog/2010/07/23/born-in-flames-meets-gandhi"><em>Born in Flames</em> Meets <em>Gandhi</em> Jesse Walker, <cite>Jesse Walker: Reason Magazine articles and blog posts.</cite> (2010-07-23)</a>. <q>My kinda feminism: In March, the Indian upper parliament passed a historic affirmative-action bill. If approved by the lower house, the law would reserve 33 percent of all parliamentary seats for women. You might think this would be well-received by rural women in India. But they long ago gave up...</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Friday 2010-07-23.)</em></p></li>
<li><p><a href="http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/reason/HitandRun/~3/YUfEoMSoPLU/capitalism-it-fails-us-now">"Capitalism," It Fails Us Now. Jesse Walker, <cite>Hit &amp; Run</cite> (2010-07-22)</a>. <q>As Michael Moynihan notes below, there's an effort afoot to rebrand "capitalism" as "free enterprise." On the face of it, I like the idea. Capital is going to be a central part of any modern economic system, whether or not there's a lot of government intervention. By contrast, the phrase...</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Saturday 2010-07-24.)</em></p></li>
<li><p><a href="http://eyeofthestorm.blogs.com/eye_of_the_storm/2010/07/youd-have-to-say-that-this-approach-to-education-reflects-the-basic-strictures-or-canons-of-squishy-totalitarianism-its-squi.html">you&#39;d have to say that this approach to education reflects the. Captain Capitulation, <cite>eye of the storm</cite> (2010-07-21)</a>. <q>you&#39;d have to say that this approach to education reflects the basic strictures or canons of squishy totalitarianism; it&#39;s squishy in that it doesn&#39;t torture or exile you: it works to transform consciousness from the ground up so that actual physical coercion is redundant. not only that, but the approach...</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Sunday 2010-07-25.)</em></p></li>
<li><p><a href="http://meloukhia.net/2010/07/but_the_nice_officer_is_just_here_to_help.html">But The Nice Officer Is Just Here To Help. s.e. smith, <cite>this ain&#39;t livin&#39;</cite> (2010-07-22)</a>. <q>Let me tell you about the time that I was presenting as male, was arrested, and was jailed with male prisoners. Actually, let me not. Let me talk, instead, about the widespread and rather touching belief that law enforcement officers are ‘here to help,’ and why it is that so...</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Sunday 2010-07-25.)</em></p></li>

Friday Lazy Linking

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<li><p><a href="http://darianworden.com/blog/2010/07/raucous-radio/">Raucous Radio. DarianW, <cite>DarianWorden.com</cite> (2010-07-20)</a>. <q>If you haven’t tuned into Thinking Liberty, you’re missing a live anarcho-podcast that keeps getting better and better. In May we moved to a new location with our own equipment, and the quality of the production improved dramatically. The improvement in production quality made us more enthusiastic and confident in...</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Thursday 2010-07-22.)</em></p></li>
<li><p><a href="http://reason.com/blog/2010/07/22/the-vault-of-legislators">The Vault of Legislators. Jesse Walker, <cite>Jesse Walker: Reason Magazine articles and blog posts.</cite> (2010-07-22)</a>. <q>Bryan Alexander describes one gothic remnant of the Cold War: a set of underground chambers that were supposed to serve as &quot;an emergency shelter for the entire United States Congress, a hideout and bolt hole in case of nuclear war, hidden away beneath a benign-looking hotel.&quot; Built in 1958, the...</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Thursday 2010-07-22.)</em></p></li>
<li><p><a href="http://library.duke.edu/blogs/scholcomm/2010/07/20/more-protection-for-military-faculty-or-less/">More protection for military faculty, or less? Kevin Smith, <cite>Scholarly Communications @ Duke</cite> (2010-07-20)</a>. <q>Section 105 of the U.S. Copyright Law tells us that there can be no copyright in works of the federal government.  Almost uniquely among the nations of the world, the US government does not get to exclude others (including taxpayers) from using works created by government employees as part of...</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Thursday 2010-07-22.)</em></p></li>
<li><p><a href="http://blog.ericreasons.com/2010/07/crowdsourcing-curation-social-graph-as.html">Crowdsourcing Curation: The Social Graph as Gatekeeper. Eric Reasons, <cite>Eric Reasons</cite> (2010-07-20)</a>. <q>I've written before about the compromise we tacitly agree to when amateurs take over the roles formerly held by professionsals. The Internet promotes this takeover by lowering the cost of production and transmission to near zero for nearly every user, for everything from words (blogs) to pictures (Flickr) to video...</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Thursday 2010-07-22.)</em></p></li>
<li><p><a href="http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/matthewyglesias/~3/MRhlCNy1jCQ/">Libertarianism on the Road. <cite>Matthew Yglesias</cite> (2010-07-22)</a>. Vulgar libertarianism is making yourself into a Toole of state capitalism. (Via Kevin Carson.) <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Thursday 2010-07-22.)</em></p></li>
<li><p><a href="http://news.google.com/news/url?sa=t&amp;fd=R&amp;usg=AFQjCNGV8wmq2rPrPQGl4U3-b1FJzteOiA&amp;url=http://www.democratandchronicle.com/article/20100720/LIVING/7200306/1032">Internet Archive sets goal to digitize more books - Rochester Democrat and Chronicle. <cite>&quot;library&quot; - Google News</cite> (2010-07-20)</a>. <q>Internet Archive sets goal to digitize more booksRochester Democrat and ChronicleBrewster Kahle, a digital librarian and founder of a virtual library called the Internet Archive, www.archive.org, has launched a campaign to double the ...Google preps projects to test digital librarySalt Lake Tribuneall 8 news articles »</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Thursday 2010-07-22.)</em></p></li>

Wednesday Lazy Linking

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<li><p><a href="http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/FalseDichotomyByCharlesDavis/~3/7jF7fMVrYZ4/united-states-of-british-petroleum.html">The United States of British Petroleum. Charles Davis, <cite>false dichotomy by charles davis</cite> (2010-07-17)</a>. <q>If you're anything like me, or if you've spent more than five minutes over the last decade glancing at the headlines, you're probably suffering from some form of outrage fatigue. Well, make room for one more thing to get mad about. From Reuters: Fishermen in Mississippi say they are angry...</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Monday 2010-07-19.)</em></p></li>
<li><p><a href="http://pandagon.net/index.php/site/dont_shoot_a_milk_enema_all_over_my_leg_and_tell_me_its_raining/#When:11:35:00Z">Don’t shoot a milk enema all over my leg and tell me it’s raining. <cite>pandagon.net - it&#39;s the eye of the panda, it&#39;s the thrill of the bite</cite> (2010-07-20)</a>. <q>by Amanda Marcotte I’ve been following this “Buttman” trial with some interest, though I rightly suspected that it wouldn’t get far.  I was glad when the case was dismissed. I dislike vicious, mean-spirited pornography as much as the next person who loves humanity, but I also tend to be a...</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Tuesday 2010-07-20.)</em></p></li>

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