Society for Destructive Anachronism. Dorothy, Cat and Girl (2011-05-17). (Linked Friday 2011-05-20.)
Lum, Tucker and Spooner on Mormonism. Shawn P. Wilbur, Two-Gun Mutualism & the Golden Rule (2011-03-11).
The first mutual aid project with Kate Sharpley Library dragged out considerably longer than I had intended, but they've had their copy of Dyer D. Lum's Utah and its People for several weeks now, and I've finally put together a volume collecting that volume, Lum's follow-up, Social Problems of Today,...(Linked Saturday 2011-03-12.)
Ambition Should Be Made of Stirner Stuff. Roderick, Austro-Athenian Empire (2011-03-11).
A new individualist magazine, titled i, has a first issue devoted to egoist anarchist Max Stirner – including an article on Stirner by science-fiction writer Ken MacLeod (whose work I’ve discussed here and here). Ken comments on his blog here and here.(Linked Saturday 2011-03-12.)
Haunted. Dorothy, Cat and Girl (2011-03-10). (Linked Sunday 2011-03-13.)
okay how does one level up to "100% super homosexual" because i am trying EVERYTHING over here. Dinosaur Comics (2011-03-09).
archive - contact - sexy exciting merchandise - cute - search - about← previousMarch 9th, 2011nextMarch 9th, 2011: If you're working on a secret project where you're going to surprise me by translating all my comics into French, feel free to make this one about dogs or something! It seems...(Linked Sunday 2011-03-13.)
continuing on with errol morris: The actual quotation is from. Captain Capitulation, eye of the storm (2011-03-10).
continuing on with errol morris: The actual quotation is from paragraph 241 of “Philosophical Investigations”: “So you are saying that human agreement decides what is true and what is false?” –– It is what human beings say that is true and false; and they agree in the language they use. That is not agreement in...(Linked Sunday 2011-03-13.)
Of course we shouldn't give more power to Google. Marja Erwin (2011-02-16).
http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2011/02/16/new_book_explains_how_google_has_taken_over_knowledge_and_learning... but how would it be any saner to give that power to government-run replacements, who would use that power to control our access to knowledge, who would use that to share their news and suppress opposing news, and who would have a chilling effect on what people are willing...(Linked Wednesday 2011-02-16.)
Pre-pub price for AK Press Proudhon anthology. Shawn P. Wilbur, Two-Gun Mutualism & the Golden Rule (2011-02-14).
AK Press has posted an attractive sale price for the Proudhon anthology, Property is Theft!, which ought to be available any day now. There are other sale prices out there, but none that give you a good deal and also put the revenue in the hands of the radical business...(Linked Wednesday 2011-02-16.)
Adventure Travel. Dorothy, Cat and Girl (2011-02-14). (Linked Thursday 2011-02-17.)
as you read about the trail of Brisenia Flores’s murderers… bfp, flip flopping joy (2011-02-14).
Please note how rarely MSM is calling her murderers white supremacists and how rarely the organization they are a part of is called a hate group. Notice how key phrases like “hotly contested issue” keep coming up as code words for “white supremacist violence.” Notice how the Minutemen are never...(Linked Thursday 2011-02-17.)
Joseph and the Appalling Tyrannical Despot. Slacktivist, slacktivist (2011-02-12).
Since it's in the news, I thought we might revisit a story about Egypt -- a story from long, long ago, from the book of Genesis. It's a story that I've long found confusing and disturbing. The book of Genesis, as its name suggests, is a collection of origin stories....(Linked Thursday 2011-02-17.)
Better That 84,000 Be Libeled Than 10 Go Free. Radley Balko, Radley Balko: Reason Magazine articles and blog posts. (2011-02-17).
Last weekend, visitors to some 84,000 websites, mostly personal and small business sites, saw this pop up on their screens: The domain seizures were part of "Operation Save Our Children," which according to a Department of Homeland Security press release, nabbed 10 websites that were distributing child pornography. The problem...(Linked Friday 2011-02-18.)
I Believe the Germans Have a Word for This. Radley Balko, Radley Balko: Reason Magazine articles and blog posts. (2011-02-11).
Incumbent food truck magnate in Austin develops totally-civic-minded-and-not-at-all-protectionist "health, safety and environmental concerns" over a massive increase in the number trucks that have sprung up to compete with him . . . . . . demands city council pass stricter regulations of his own industry . . . . . ....(Linked Friday 2011-02-18.)
How Hard Is It To Fire a Police Officer? Radley Balko, Radley Balko: Reason Magazine articles and blog posts. (2011-02-16).
According to the Orlandon Sentinel, Davie, Florida police officer Kevin Kilpatrick has been on paid leave for seven years. During that time, he has received full pay and benefits, plus annual raises. He has collected more than a half million dollars for doing nothing. The department has twice tried to...(Linked Friday 2011-02-18.)
Sticklers for Procedure. Radley Balko: Reason Magazine articles and blog posts. (2011-02-18). Legal lynching. (Cont'd) (Linked Friday 2011-02-18.)
Welcome to the Era of Belt-Tightening. Radley Balko, Radley Balko: Reason Magazine articles and blog posts. (2011-02-08).
The U.S. Navy spent $450,000 to send four F-18 fighter jets from Virginia for a spectacular flyover before Sunday's Super Bowl. Or we'll just have to assume it was spectacular. It wasn't televised. And the stadium roof was closed. But I bet it sounded cool. CORRECTION: My mistake. The flyover was...(Linked Friday 2011-02-18.)
What I want from a restaurant website. Matthew Inman, The Oatmeal - Comics, Quizzes, & Stories (2011-02-08).
A list of things I'd like restaurant websites to provide.View(Linked Wednesday 2011-02-09.)
Tesla Predicts the Portable TV (1926) Matt Novak, Paleofuture Blog (2011-02-07).
In 1926 Nicola Tesla gave an interview to Collier's Weekly in which he predicted something that sounds remarkably like portable television. Perhaps most interestingly, he mentions that this technology would be used to watch war unfold, "just as though we were present." NEW YORK, Jan 25 - (AP) - Application...(Linked Wednesday 2011-02-09.)
Kindlebility. Phil, philwilson.org (2011-02-05).
In my attempts to find better ways of getting long-form content onto my Kindle to read offline, I’ve mainly been using two tools: Instapaper and the Later On Kindle Chrome extension. Instapaper has great formatting, and repeated delivery works like a new issue of a periodical, but as far as...(Linked Wednesday 2011-02-09.)
Breaking the Web with hash-bangs. Isofarro, isolani: weblog (2011-02-08).
Update 10 Feb 2011: Tim Bray has written a much shorter, clearer and less technical explanation of the broken use of hash-bangs URLs. I thoroughly recommend reading and referencing it. Update 11 Feb 2011: Another very insightful (and balanced) response, this from Ben Ward (Hash, Bang, Wallop.) , great job...(Linked Wednesday 2011-02-09.)
i'll tell you why the obama admin is shitting bricks right at. Captain Capitulation, eye of the storm (2011-02-10).
i'll tell you why the obama admin is shitting bricks right at this moment. they were hoping to preserve the whole damn thing - the military and intelligence establishments, the basic control of the population - minus mubarak, as politicians the world over like to believe that swapping symbols or...(Linked Thursday 2011-02-10.)
Which Government Employees Cause More Harm: Docs or Cops? cherylcline, der Blaustrumpf (2011-02-08).
Robin Hanson’s post today, “How Med Harms,” prompts me to ask whether docs or cops cause more harm and death. Cops are a favorite target of liberals, anarchists, and some libertarians: they’re of moderate status, usually of average intelligence, and they’re heavily and conspicuously armed in a country that equates...(Linked Thursday 2011-02-10.)
Chamber of Corporatism. Jesse Walker, Jesse Walker: Reason Magazine articles and blog posts. (2011-02-07).
President Obama will be speaking today at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Tim Carney comments: This visit will spur a slew of articles on how Obama is "tacking to the center," becoming more "pro-business," and "mending relationships." This will mostly be bunk. The president is still selling the same Big...(Linked Thursday 2011-02-10.)
Stuck in the Middle. Dorothy, Cat and Girl (2011-02-10). (Linked Friday 2011-02-11.)
Jury Says it's Okay to Record the TSA. schneier, Schneier on Security (2011-01-31).
The Seattle man who refused to show ID to the TSA and recorded the whole incident has been cleared of all charges: [The jury] returned not guilty verdicts for charges that included concealing his identity, refusing to obey a lawful order, trespassing, and disorderly conduct. Papers, Please! says the acquittal...(Linked Tuesday 2011-02-01.)
Revolution in Egypt: Learn More! inciteblog, INCITE! Blog (2011-02-01).
Are you excited about the grassroots revolution happening in Egypt? Do you want to learn more about the background of what’s happening and what the movement is organizing for? Here are some resources: First, a recent video of a protester in Tahir Square in Cairo. She explains the political goals...(Linked Tuesday 2011-02-01.)
"Free as in Sexist?": Sexism in the Free Culture Movement. Joseph Reagle (2011-01-28).
The introduction to my draft on free culture and sexism: In the summer of 2010, David Finsher and Aaron Sorkin's film about the beginnings of Facebook ("The Social Network") attracted much discussion about the portrayal of women in geeky projects. Tracy Clark-Flory (2010fpo), writing for Salon.com, wrote the film prompts...(Linked Tuesday 2011-02-01.)
Early Corporate Welfare: “An act for the relief of sick and disabled seamen” Jad Davis, The jVerse (2011-01-31).
A friend pointed out a fascinating article on “An act for the relief of sick and disabled seamen“ which the author points to as a precedent for Congress mandating health coverage for citizens of the United States. I don’t have any disagreement with his conclusion, that the Constitution in no...(Linked Tuesday 2011-02-01.)
Annual Bay Area Anarchist Cafe. kate, Anarchoblogs in English (2011-02-01).
The Anarchist Cafe is on! Every year, the Bay Area Anarchist Bookfair is preceded by the annual Anarchist Cafe, an sober-space gathering with vegan dinner and performances, that provides a space for folks to gather before the madness of Bookfair weekend sets in. Much fun, good eats, lots of good...(Linked Tuesday 2011-02-01.)
It’s a Child, Not a Choice. Center for a Stateless Society (2011-02-01). "No, it's not an anti-abortion rant... The problem isn’t lack of competition within the government education mandate. The problem is the government education mandate." (Linked Tuesday 2011-02-01.)
Obama Marxism Watch — Be Very Afraid! Kevin Carson, Center for a Stateless Society (2011-01-06).
For over two years, we unappreciated patriots have taken upon ourselves the thankless task of outing Barack Obama as a closeted Marxist and exposing his insidious socialist agenda for enslaving this country. While Obama sat in his Red Study Circle with comrades Geithner, Summers and Rubin, busily reading “Quotations from...(Linked Tuesday 2011-02-01.)
Traffic Problems Will Disappear by Year 2000 (1955) Matt Novak, Paleofuture Blog (2011-02-01).
From the 1958 Disneyland TV episode Magic Highway, USA The September 22, 1955 Lewiston Daily Sun (Lewiston, ME) ran a wonderful piece titled, "Hope For the Motorist: Traffic Problems Will Disappear by Year 2000." Such unbridled optimism for the yet to be developed Interstate Highway System is downright cute. Well,...(Linked Wednesday 2011-02-02.)
Store Fronts. Dorothy, Cat and Girl (2011-02-01). (Linked Wednesday 2011-02-02.)
Hell No, We Won't Fire. Jesse Walker, Jesse Walker: Reason Magazine articles and blog posts. (2011-01-31).
When the troops won't shoot, the game's just about over: The Egyptian army has said it will not use force against protesters calling for the removal of President Hosni Mubarak ahead of a "million people" march. The military said it considers the people's demands "legitimate".(Linked Wednesday 2011-02-02.)
Andrew Jackson. IOZ, Who Is IOZ? (2011-01-10).
Is there a bigger, more sanctimonious boob in the whole blessed world than Keith Olberman? "Violence, or the threat of violence, has no place in democracy"? Um, uh, what? Tell it to the Cherokee. Tell it to the Iraqis. Tell it to Baltimore and Washington South of the Capitol. Tell...(Linked Wednesday 2011-02-02.)