Posts from February 2011

Monday Lazy Linking

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<li><p><a href="http://marjaerwin.livejournal.com/25628.html">I blame the plutocracy! <cite>Marja Erwin</cite> (2011-02-25)</a>. <q>Conventional femininity injures, mutilates, and sometimes kills.Jill, at I Blame the Patriarchy ( http://blog.iblamethepatriarchy.com/2011/01/26/death-by-femininity-again/ ) considers who is to blame for the death of Carolin Berger, a German porn actress.It is only too easy for defenders of the status quo to blame those who die of plastic surgery. All too...</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Saturday 2011-02-26.)</em></p></li>
<li><p><a href="http://eyeofthestorm.blogs.com/eye_of_the_storm/2011/02/paul-krugmannaomi-kleinleftism-vs-right-wing-corporatism-presents-us-with-a-horrendous-dilemma-state-or-corporation-it-pr.html">paul krugman/naomi klein statist leftism vs. right-wing. Captain Capitulation, <cite>eye of the storm</cite> (2011-02-25)</a>. <q>paul krugman/naomi klein statist leftism vs. right-wing corporatism presents us with a horrendous dilemma: state or corporation? it articulates a stark choice between forms of subordination: state control of the economy (along with and backed by military or police coercion), welfare-state regimes of total surveillance and public housing vs. horrendous economic...</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Saturday 2011-02-26.)</em></p></li>
<li><p><a href="http://reason.com/blog/2011/02/09/paying-for-bad-cops">Paying for Bad Cops. Radley Balko, <cite>Radley Balko: Reason Magazine articles and blog posts.</cite> (2011-02-09)</a>. <q>Walter Olson points to a case in Colorado, where a police officer kneed a handcuffed woman in the face, breaking her eye socket. He also didn&#39;t bother to report her injuries. The Aurora police chief sensibly fired the officer, and the city paid the victim an $85,000 settlement. But then...</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Saturday 2011-02-26.)</em></p></li>
<li><p><a href="http://reason.com/archives/2011/02/21/the-mind-of-a-police-dog">The Mind of a Police Dog. Radley Balko, <cite>Radley Balko: Reason Magazine articles and blog posts.</cite> (2011-02-21)</a>. <q>For the first few years I had her, I was impressed by my late dog Harper&#39;s uncanny ability to assess people&#39;s character. She hated every crappy landlord and bad roommate. Barked at them. Snarled at them. Wouldn&#39;t go near them. But if I brought home a date I liked, Harper,...</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Saturday 2011-02-26.)</em></p></li>
<li><p><a href="http://reason.com/archives/2011/02/25/teaching-people-power">Teaching People Power. Jesse Walker, <cite>Jesse Walker: Reason Magazine articles and blog posts.</cite> (2011-02-25)</a>. <q>The Daily Beast calls Gene Sharp &quot;The 83 Year Old Who Toppled Egypt.&quot; The New York Times reports that &quot;for the world&#39;s despots, his ideas can be fatal.&quot; In the last month he&#39;s been praised in venues ranging from Scientific American to the BBC. It&#39;s an unprecedented level of attention for a scholar whose...</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Saturday 2011-02-26.)</em></p></li>
<li><p><a href="http://reason.com/blog/2011/02/10/making-sure-public-health-auth">Making Sure Public Health Authorities Don't Say Anything That Might Help Public Health, Illegal Drug Edition. Brian Doherty, <cite>Brian Doherty: Reason Magazine articles and blog posts.</cite> (2011-02-10)</a>. <q>L.A. County Supervisor Michael Antonovich is angry that his county&#39;s Public Health Department is distributing a flyer that might actually improve public health by giving sensible advise about how not to get ill when using street ecstasy: Antonovich said the flier, created after a 15-year-old girl died of an Ecstasy overdose after...</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Saturday 2011-02-26.)</em></p></li>
<li><p><a href="http://www.modestoanarcho.org/2011/02/coming-american-insurrection.html">The Coming American Insurrection. lilprole, <cite>Modesto Anarcho</cite> (2011-02-24)</a>. <q>Rich scum - you're time has come!As we speak, tens of thousands of people are fighting back in Madison, Wisconsin. What began as an attempt by Republican governor Walker to implement sweeping austerity measures and take away the ability of unions to collectively bargain, has created a massive grassroots working class response....</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Monday 2011-02-28.)</em></p></li>

On Blaming the Victim (Cont’d)

    <p><a href="http://reason.com/blog/2011/02/24/houston-police-chief-cauthions">Houston Police Chief: Citizen Recordings of Violent, Thuggish Police  Officers May Lead to Violent, Thuggish Behavior Against Police Officers. <cite>Radley Balko: Reason Magazine articles and blog posts.</cite> (2011-02-28)</a>:</p><blockquote><q>From the Houston Chronicle: Houston Police Chief Charles McClelland went on the defensive Thursday during a meeting with local journalists, saying officers have made recent traffic stops in which residents leave their vehicles to take pictures or shoot video — encounters he says could endanger officers and that have increased...</q></blockquote>

It must be so hard, being a police officer, having to deal with people getting in the way of your right to beat the living hell out of people in the privacy of a public street.

Shameless Self-promotion Sunday

To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under heaven. A time to be born; a time to die. A time to laugh; a time to weep. A time to be Shameless, and a time to refrain from Shamelessness.

This is Sunday, so there will be no refraineration in this blogerie. You know what to do. What have you been up to this week? Write anything? Leave a link and a short description for your post in the comments. Or fire away about anything else you might want to talk about.

Wednesday Lazy Linking

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<li><p><a href="http://permakent.com/2011/02/21/karl-hess-jr-speaks-at-karl-hess-club/">Karl Hess, Jr. speaks at Karl Hess Club. PermaKent, <cite>PermaKent Permaculture Ideas of J. Kent Hastings</cite> (2011-02-20)</a>. <q>KARL HESS CLUB MONDAY  FEBRUARY 21, 2011                                       [200th meeting] Karl Hess IV “Whither Conservation in the 21st Century: More Government or More Liberty?“ Dinah’s Family Restaurant 6521 S. Sepulveda Blvd. (at Centinela...</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Tuesday 2011-02-22.)</em></p></li>
<li><p><a href="http://yourhead.tumblr.com/post/3320228508">Apple's Three Laws of Developers. <cite>isaiah’s weblog</cite> (2011-02-15)</a>. <q>A developer may not injure Apple or, through inaction, allow Apple to come to harm. A developer must obey any orders given to it by Apple, except where such orders would conflict with the First Law. A developer must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not...</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Tuesday 2011-02-22.)</em></p></li>
<li><p><a href="http://aaeblog.com/2011/02/22/what-could-be-bad/">What Could Be Bad? Roderick, <cite>Austro-Athenian Empire</cite> (2011-02-22)</a>. <q>Chris Matthews opines: “I think we’re always right to back nationalism.” He’s talking about the ongoing Middle Eastern revolts, but the claim as it stands is perfectly general – and seems open to the occasional counterexample.</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Tuesday 2011-02-22.)</em></p></li>
<li><p><a href="http://www.modestoanarcho.org/2011/02/craig-prescotts-family-claims-he-was.html">Craig Prescott&#39;s Family Claims he was Murdered for Being &quot;Whistle Blower&quot; lilprole, <cite>Modesto Anarcho</cite> (2011-02-21)</a>. <q>Craig Prescott.The mother of Craig Prescott released a statement, claiming that Craig Prescott was murdered in the downtown jail for being a "whistle blower" and released new information on the case. The Sheriff's Department claims that Prescott died after being shot with a taser, but an autopsy report and a...</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Tuesday 2011-02-22.)</em></p></li>
<li><p><a href="http://darianworden.com/blog/2011/02/solidarity-foreve/">Solidarity Forever. DarianW, <cite>Anarchoblogs in English</cite> (2011-02-20)</a>. <q>“Acts of solidarity are going to be either gifts or entrepreneurial affairs, depending on how you understand the basic dynamics. If you wait around for someone in this tangled-up culture of ours to “deserve” solidarity, you’ll just sit on your hands and nothing will change (except for the worse.) You...</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Tuesday 2011-02-22.)</em></p></li>
<li><p><a href="http://twitter.com/notjessewalker/statuses/40089588655460352">notjessewalker: A rambling, incoherent tirade with semi-random references to Waco and Somalia -- yes, Qaddafi is definitely a Hit &amp; Run troll. <cite>Twitter / notjessewalker</cite> (2011-02-22)</a>. <q>notjessewalker: A rambling, incoherent tirade with semi-random references to Waco and Somalia -- yes, Qaddafi is definitely a Hit &amp; Run troll.</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Tuesday 2011-02-22.)</em></p></li>
<li><p><a href="http://reason.com/blog/2011/02/20/chinese-people-power-a-primer">Chinese People Power: A Primer. Jesse Walker, <cite>Jesse Walker: Reason Magazine articles and blog posts.</cite> (2011-02-20)</a>. <q>While our eyes are glued on the collapsing Qaddafi regime, the authorities in China are getting jittery about a Jasmine Revolution of their own: Skittish domestic security officials responded with a mass show of force across China on Sunday after anonymous calls for protesters to stage a Chinese &quot;Jasmine Revolution&quot;...</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Wednesday 2011-02-23.)</em></p></li>
<li><p><a href="http://inciteblog.wordpress.com/2011/02/16/1721/">Work It Out!/A Chambear! Workshop Series for Community Organizers of Color. inciteblog, <cite>INCITE! Blog</cite> (2011-02-16)</a>. <q>Spearheaded by Partnership for Immigrant Leadership and Action in collaboration with INCITE!, Critical Resistance, Data Center and Creative Interventions: * free lunch, free interpretaion, free workshops* *almuerzo, interpretación, talleres gratuitos* Work It Out!/A Chambear! is a skill-based workshop series designed by and for community organizers of color. This series will...</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Wednesday 2011-02-23.)</em></p></li>

Monday Lazy Linking

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<li><p><a href="http://reason.com/blog/2011/02/18/the-eastern-regions-of-libya-a">"The Eastern Regions of Libya Are Now Free Regions" Jesse Walker, <cite>Jesse Walker: Reason Magazine articles and blog posts.</cite> (2011-02-18)</a>. <q>Col. Qaddafi has an eccentric habit of periodically declaring that he has abolished the Libyan government. His subjects suddenly seem interested in taking him up on the idea. Amid reports of severe repression, claims are coming in that the city of Benghazi is now &quot;out of the control of the Gaddafi...</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Friday 2011-02-18.)</em></p></li>
<li><p><a href="http://reason.com/blog/2011/02/18/and-just-across-the-strait-fro">And Just Across the Strait from Yemen... Jesse Walker, <cite>Jesse Walker: Reason Magazine articles and blog posts.</cite> (2011-02-18)</a>. <q>The BBC reports: Thousands of people have taken to the streets of Djibouti to call for President Ismael Omar Guelleh to step down. The demonstrators were reportedly monitored closely by security forces in riot gear. Mr Guelleh&#39;s family has governed the Red Sea city state since independence from France in...</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Friday 2011-02-18.)</em></p></li>
<li><p><a href="http://obsidianwings.blogs.com/obsidian_wings/2011/02/when-rape-is-your-tax-dollars-at-work.html">When rape is Your Tax Dollars at Work. <cite>Obsidian Wings</cite> (2011-02-19)</a>. Men in Uniform (Cont'd). <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Saturday 2011-02-19.)</em></p></li>
<li><p><a href="http://www.shrovetuesdayobserved.com/flight.html">ST(O) : If all stories were written like science fiction stories. <cite>www.shrovetuesdayobserved.com</cite> (2011-02-19)</a>.  <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Saturday 2011-02-19.)</em></p></li>
<li><p><a href="http://eyeofthestorm.blogs.com/eye_of_the_storm/2011/02/the-basic-problem-with-the-notion-of-government-is-displayed-in-the-massiveshowofforce-only-it-can-do-that-but-even-worse-t.html">the basic problem with the notion of government is displayed in. Captain Capitulation, <cite>eye of the storm</cite> (2011-02-20)</a>. <q>the basic problem with the notion of government is displayed in the &quot;massive show of force.&quot; only it can do that. but even worse than that, only it can subject you to the indignity of using your own resources to intimidate and/or shoot you. surely it is occurring to someone this evening in...</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Monday 2011-02-21.)</em></p></li>