Posts from November 2010

Re: The Nation Posts a Narrow Apology. And Publishes Another Error. – Hit & Run : Reason Magazine

    <p><a href="http://reason.com/blog/2010/11/29/the-nation-posts-a-narrow-apol">The Nation Posts a Narrow Apology. And Publishes Another Error. - Hit &amp; Run : Reason Magazine. <cite>reason.com</cite> (2010-11-30)</a>:</p><blockquote><q>Over the weekend, The Nation editor Katrina vanden Heuvel posted something that sort of resembled an apology for the whiff at investigative journalism</q></blockquote>

Balko: “Over the weekend, The Nation editor Katrina vanden Heuvel posted something that sort of resembled an apology for the whiff at investigative journalism Mark Ames and Yasha Levine attempted at the magazine’s website last week. Ames and Levine, remember, wrote a meandering, conspiracy-mongering, wholly unsubstantiated article trying to link the anti-TSA backlash to the Koch family.* All the piece was missing was Glenn Beck’s blackboard.”

Monday Lazy Linking

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<li><p><a href="http://aaeblog.com/2010/11/26/lanes-forgotten-writings-on-race/">Lane’s Forgotten Writings on Race. Roderick, <cite>Austro-Athenian Empire</cite> (2010-11-25)</a>. <q>Among libertarians, Rose Wilder Lane is best known as the author of the libertarian classics The Discovery of Freedom and Give Me Liberty. Outside of the libertarian movement, she is known – if at all – as the at least partial ghostwriter of her mother Laura Ingalls Wilder’s popular Little...</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Friday 2010-11-26.)</em></p></li>
<li><p><a href="http://twitter.com/diveintomark/statuses/7411135338782722">Some people, when confronted with a problem, think, &quot;I know, I&#39;ll give up Freedom 0.&quot; Now they have two problems. Mark Pilgrim, <cite>Mark&#39;s Firehose</cite> (2010-11-24)</a>.  <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Friday 2010-11-26.)</em></p></li>
<li><p><a href="http://feeds.nytimes.com/click.phdo?i=8e6c1bdb45a2c2e4e89fccf3fc3f9ba1">Protecting Your Home From Afar With a Robot. By PETER WAYNER, <cite>NYT &gt; Personal Tech</cite> (2010-11-10)</a>. <q>Wi-Fi-equipped robots can be operated remotely to protect a home. Some can even be modified to detect fire and carry an extinguisher.</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Sunday 2010-11-28.)</em></p></li>
<li><p><a href="http://www.thefreemanonline.org/columns/the-therapeutic-state/the-illegitimacy-of-the-%E2%80%9Cpsychiatric-bible%E2%80%9D/">The Illegitimacy of the “Psychiatric Bible” Thomas S. Szasz M.D., <cite>The Freeman | Ideas On Liberty</cite> (2010-11-24)</a>. <q>“Mental health experts ask: Will anyone be normal?” So read the title of a July 27 Reuters report. The “experts” warned that the fifth version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), scheduled for publication in 2013, “could mean that soon no-one will be classed as normal....</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Sunday 2010-11-28.)</em></p></li>
<li><p><a href="http://darianworden.com/blog/2010/11/ge-the-tsa-by-the-balls/">Get The TSA By The Balls. DarianW, <cite>DarianWorden.com</cite> (2010-11-25)</a>. <q>I participated in a WeWontFly pamphlet distribution event at Newark Airport last night. It was organized by NJ Libertarian Party activists. Although everything went smoothly the terminal we were at was not very busy at the time of the event. TSA is engaged in a massive propaganda campaign to discredit...</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Sunday 2010-11-28.)</em></p></li>
<li><p><a href="http://permakent.com/2010/11/24/jay-snelson-at-khctf-in-oc/">Jay Stuart Snelson in OC at KHCTF. PermaKent, <cite>PermaKent Permaculture Ideas of J. Kent Hastings</cite> (2010-11-24)</a>. <q>A NEW Orange County, CA Supperclub! THE Karl Hess Community Technology Forum A PROJECT OF THE RESILIENT COMMUNITY FOUNDATION The Resilient Community Foundation (“Rescomm.org”) is pleased to present Jay Stuart Snelson at the inaugural meeting of the Karl Hess Community Technology Forum. Mr. Snelson is a California native, UCLA graduate...</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Monday 2010-11-29.)</em></p></li>

Friday Lazy Linking

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<li><p><a href="http://reason.com/blog/2010/11/23/self-help-in-140-characters-or">Self-Help in 140 Characters or Less. Jesse Walker, <cite>Jesse Walker: Reason Magazine articles and blog posts.</cite> (2010-11-23)</a>. <q>A Reuters report recounts how Twitter has facilitated disaster relief in Indonesia. Here&#39;s an excerpt: The Southeast Asian country of 17,000 islands, where transport can be difficult at the best of times, was hit by a tsunami, earthquakes, floods and volcanic eruptions within the space of a few weeks last...</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Thursday 2010-11-25.)</em></p></li>

Wednesday Lazy Linking

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<li><p><a href="http://reason.com/blog/2010/11/19/the-zombie-cinema-of-d">The Zombie Cinema of D.W. Griffith. Jesse Walker, <cite>Jesse Walker: Reason Magazine articles and blog posts.</cite> (2010-11-19)</a>. <q>Annalee Newitz has a quick primer on zombies over at io9. It ain&#39;t bad, but I have to push back a bit against her use of the word &quot;first&quot; while discussing this sequence from White Zombie (1932): Newitz writes: This was the first cinematic zombie moment in America. Not only...</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Monday 2010-11-22.)</em></p></li>
<li><p><a href="http://www.credoaction.com/comics/2010/11/security-theatre-follies/">Security theatre follies! admin, <cite>This Modern World</cite> (2010-11-23)</a>.  <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Wednesday 2010-11-24.)</em></p></li>

Monday Lazy Linking

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<li><p><a href="http://marjaerwin.livejournal.com/17850.html">Why are they afraid of Wikileaks? <cite>Marja Erwin</cite> (2010-11-17)</a>. <q>The authoritarians claim that we have no right to object to invasions of our privacy and freedom of association. They institute systematic surveillance and sometimes assassinations, including COINTELPRO and its successors, on these grounds. Yet they condemn Wikileaks, calling for internet censorship, arrests, or assassinations. They insist that the people...</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Saturday 2010-11-20.)</em></p></li>
<li><p><a href="http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/reason/DailyBrickbats/~3/_1YuKWMsUxk/does-the-punishment-fit-the-cr">Does the Punishment Fit the Crime? <cite>Daily Brickbats</cite> (2010-11-19)</a>. <q>Denver police officer Devin Sparks says that Michael DeHerrera tried to punch him and he had to defend himself. But a video showed DeHerrera was just talking on his cell phone when Sparks tackled him, beat him repeatedly with a baton, and slammed a car door on him. The city...</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Monday 2010-11-22.)</em></p></li>
<li><p><a href="http://drunkenatheist.com/2010/11/19/hey-i-thought-this-was-a-libertarian-blog-not-a-crafting-one/">Hey, I thought this was a libertarian blog, not a crafting one! drunkenatheist, <cite>Drunkenatheist</cite> (2010-11-19)</a>. <q>Awhile back, there was a discussion on Facebook that had morphed into a discussion on food and agorism.  I don’t remember what started it, but I can assure you that it had little to nothing to do with the endpoint.  I don’t remember exactly what I said, but I recall...</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Monday 2010-11-22.)</em></p></li>