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Monday Lazy Linking

<li><p><a href="">Why All Police Are Bad — for Society. Ademo Freeman, <cite>Cop Block</cite> (2010-12-30)</a>. <q>I’m often questioned about my stance on police which is fine — anyone who knows me is aware that I don’t mind sharing my thoughts. Oftentimes during the conversation I’m accused of being a “cop hater” or told that not all cops are bad. I understand the reasoning most people...</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Friday 2011-01-14.)</em></p></li>
<li><p><a href="">From the Downsize DC Foundation: The Dictator Fallacy. <cite></cite> (2011-01-13)</a>. <q>The Downsize DC Foundation's website,, continues to grow. Today, we bring you one of those articles, from the Our Lexicon category . . .  &quot;The Dictator Fallacy&quot; by Jim Babka fal·la·cy  -  * a misleading or unsound argument.  * Logic. any of various types of erroneous reasoning that render...</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Saturday 2011-01-15.)</em></p></li>
<li><p><a href="">Nothing Natural about It. Sheldon Richman, <cite>Free Association</cite> (2011-01-15)</a>. <q>The sharp historical division between labor and capital ownership is not a natural emergent feature of the market economy but largely the conscious result of government privilege.Atom</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Sunday 2011-01-16.)</em></p></li>
<li><p><a href="">Two Little Pigs: How Some Cops Get Jail While Others Go Free. <cite>Modesto Anarcho</cite> (2011-01-16)</a>. It's not that police "protect their own," exactly. It's that police protect their power. Rape your step daughter or get plastered and drive your car off the road, and you're well behind the blue wall. Do something that disrupts command and control within a prison, and the long knives come out. <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Sunday 2011-01-16.)</em></p></li>
<li><p><a href="">Kiva Lending Team: Anarchists for Empowerment. tolstoyscat, <cite>things along the way</cite> (2011-01-11)</a>. <q>Join here: Anarchists for EmpowermentKiva's mission is to connect people, through lending, for the sake of alleviating poverty. Kiva empowers individuals to lend to an entrepreneur across the globe. By combining microfinance with the internet, Kiva is creating a global community of people connected through lending.Anarchists for Empowerment: We loan...</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Sunday 2011-01-16.)</em></p></li>
<li><p><a href="">Mistakes Were Made. Guns Were Pointed. A Family Was Terrorized. Pets Were Threatened. Radley Balko, <cite>Gangsters in Blue</cite> (2011-01-16)</a>. <q>The DEA has apologized for the wrong door raid in the Hudson Valley that I blogged about last week. Sort of. John P. Gilbride, special agent in charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration, issued a statement Friday clearing Spring Valley resident David McKay and his family of anything to do...</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Sunday 2011-01-16.)</em></p></li>
<li><p><a href="">Why read about it when you can play? Shelley, <cite>MyTech</cite> (2011-01-16)</a>. <q>Earlier today I got into a friendly discussion and debate on Twitter about a new web site called W3Fools. The site bills itself as a &quot;W3Schools intervention&quot;, and the purpose is to wake developers up to the fact that W3School tutorials can, and do, have errors. The problem with a...</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Sunday 2011-01-16.)</em></p></li>
<li><p><a href="">The state begins in robbery; some patterns of robb... Gary Chartier, <cite>Comments on Free Association: Take It to the Limit</cite> (2011-01-08)</a>. <q>The state begins in robbery; some patterns of robbery are doubtless spontaneously ordered, but surely others are planned by groups of robbers.Once the state has been established and mechanisms for obtaining power have been regularized, it will surely be unsurprising if people who do obtain power are people who like...</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Sunday 2011-01-16.)</em></p></li>
<li><p><a href=",y.0,no.,content.true,page.1,css.print/issue.aspx">The Semicolon Wars » American Scientist. <cite></cite> (2011-01-16)</a>. <q>I mock the pettiness of these squabbles—and I believe some of them deserve mocking—and yet I don't want to give the impression that only cosmetic issues are in dispute, or that programming languages are really all alike under the skin. On the contrary, what's most fascinating about programming languages is...</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Sunday 2011-01-16.)</em></p></li>
<li><p><a href="">Let a million bookmarks bloom. l.m.orchard, <cite>0xDECAFBAD</cite> (2010-12-19)</a>. <q>TL;DR: Don’t depend on Delicious; host your own, pay for it elsewhere, or hope for the best. Use real-time feeds to stitch the bookmarking diaspora back together into topical aggregate indexes. In the last entry, I wrote about why my use of Delicious has dropped over time, and what I’ve...</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Sunday 2011-01-16.)</em></p></li>

Wednesday Lazy Linking

<li><p><a href="">Another flabbergastingly stupid comment from Jim Pasco. Dr. Q, <cite>Gangsters in Blue</cite> (2010-10-18)</a>. <q>Since the issue of filming police became a hot topic in the mainstream press (see here), I’ve been very interested in hearing the arguments that police use to justify placing limits on the right to record cops. To me, the idea that people ought to be allowed to film police...</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Monday 2010-10-18.)</em></p></li>
<li><p><a href="">Boofrickityhoo. <cite>Unqualified Offerings</cite> (2010-10-18)</a>. "Now, I do realize that there might be economic repercussions if bankers are unable to recover some of their losses.  Fortunately, I have a solution:  They can sell their own organs to raise cash." <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Monday 2010-10-18.)</em></p></li>
<li><p><a href="">The Explosion of Pink. Rachel, <cite>Our Bodies Our Blog</cite> (2010-10-12)</a>. <q>It’s October, so the explosion of pink products at the grocery and other stores shouldn’t surprise us: it’s National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the time of the year when we’re asked to eradicate breast cancer by buying pink-ribboned  products. Over the years, many women’s health activists have criticized the pink...</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Monday 2010-10-18.)</em></p></li>
<li><p><a href="">Primary Sources for USA vs George Donnelly. George Donnelly, <cite>Anarchoblogs in English</cite> (2010-10-18)</a>. <q>As promised, here are my primary sources for the short film United States of America vs George Donnelly: How US Marshals Framed a Peaceful Photographer. I apologize for the delay. I’m working on getting even more information and hope to release it soon. Here is the raw video footage from...</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Monday 2010-10-18.)</em></p></li>
<li><p><a href="">Kathryn Schulz on Wrongness. Igor Kandyba, <cite>FiveBooks</cite> (2010-10-17)</a>. <q>The author of Being Wrong says punditry is conducive to bombast and certainty, both major contributors to wrongness. You are not more likely to be right if you’re on the left, or on the right. ‘If you think like a fox you’re more likely to have a sophisticated, nuanced way of thinking....</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Monday 2010-10-18.)</em></p></li>
<li><p><a href="">Drug cops smash into wrong house, terrorize elderly couple - Chicago Breaking News. <cite></cite> (2010-10-18)</a>. <q>Andrij and Anna Jakymec were startled by a late night raid on their home by Cook County sheriff's police gang crimes narcotics unit officers executing a search warrant. (E. Jason Wambsgans/ Chicago Tribune) Cook County sheriff's police on a drug raid smashed into a Southwest Side house late Thursday night,</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Monday 2010-10-18.)</em></p></li>
<li><p><a href="">Intellect as Evasion. Mel, <cite>BroadSnark</cite> (2010-10-14)</a>. <q>Normally, I like Jay Smooth.  But this video really irritated me. I understand why people are critical of the anti-intellectualism displayed by right wing populists who seem so disdainful of reading books, processing facts, or critical thinking of any kind.  But it amazes me when otherwise observant people can’t see...</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Monday 2010-10-18.)</em></p></li>
<li><p><a href="">To Protect and Serve. <cite>Daily Brickbats</cite> (2010-10-19)</a>. Cops are here to keep us safe. (Cont'd.) By running red lights, crashing into bicyclists, and leaving the scene of the accident. <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Tuesday 2010-10-19.)</em></p></li>
<li><p><a href="">Little Miss Muffet. Jill, <cite>I Blame The Patriarchy</cite> (2010-10-19)</a>. <q>“Here is my question,” announces blamer JenniferRuth. “Can arachnophobia be blamed on the patriarchy?” The answer is yes! Patriarchy is the gnarly firmament of dominant culture, and nothing may exist outside it; therefore absolutely everything can be blamed on it. This, friends, is the beauty of patriarchy-blaming. Whenever one encounters,...</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Tuesday 2010-10-19.)</em></p></li>
<li><p><a href="">Letters Respond to Lancet Home Birth Editorial With Feminist Perspective. Rachel, <cite>Our Bodies Our Blog</cite> (2010-10-19)</a>. <q>In July, The Lancet published an editorial, “Home Births: Proceed with Caution,” in which the editors discussed the apparent safety of home birth for most low-risk women, contradictory or low-quality evidence on infant outcomes, and the recent, controversial Wax meta-analysis. Perhaps most likely to cause feminist double-takes was the following...</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Tuesday 2010-10-19.)</em></p></li>
<li><p><a href="">Civic Engagement is for Suckers. Kevin Carson, <cite>Center for a Stateless Society</cite> (2010-10-19)</a>. <q>I frequently encounter “progressives” who argue that political involvement is the only way to achieve significant change. Refusal to participate in the process is “defeatist” and “irresponsible.” This, apparently, is what passes for gritty realism on much of the “progressive” Left. That argument is pessimistic beyond belief. The events of...</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Tuesday 2010-10-19.)</em></p></li>
<li><p><a href="">So, I got married… <cite>Anarchoblogs in English</cite> (2010-10-20)</a>. In steampunk attire, of course. Mazel tov, Db0! <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Wednesday 2010-10-20.)</em></p></li>
<li><p><a href="">Molly’sBlog 2010-10-17 17:35:00. mollymew, <cite>Anarchoblogs in English</cite> (2010-10-17)</a>. <q>AMERICAN ANARCHIST MOVEMENT MINNEAPOLIS:RNC (FOUR) AGREE TO PLEA BARGAIN:This the latest from the Defend the RNC 8 group. The four remaining defendants will likely enter a plea bargain next Tuesday. What this means the future will tell. Here's the story.@@@@@@@@@@Important Update on the RNC 8 Case: New Hearing Tuesday 10/19...</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Wednesday 2010-10-20.)</em></p></li>
<li><p><a href="">Dissent in the age of Obama. Phil Dickens, <cite>Anarchoblogs in English</cite> (2010-10-05)</a>. <q>Following on from Sunday's post on Barack Obama's appalling civil liberties record, I have come across an interesting opinion piece by Cindy Sheehan. It seems that Obama's line of dissidents carries echoes of the Watergate Scandal and even the Red Scare. Her thoughts can be found over on Al Jazeera;Recently,...</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Wednesday 2010-10-20.)</em></p></li>
<li><p><a href="">Genes are left-wing. Cory Doctorow, <cite>Boing Boing</cite> (2010-10-13)</a>. <q>Writing in the Guardian, clinical psychologist Oliver James claims that genetics has turned into a "left wing" science, because it has failed to identify any innate, genetic reasons why some people are winners and others are losers -- suggesting that, instead, it's society's fault that some people end up on...</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Wednesday 2010-10-20.)</em></p></li>

Monday Lazy Linking

<li><p><a href="">How we talk about the president: A quick exploration in Google Books. John Mark Ockerbloom, <cite>Everybody&#39;s Libraries</cite> (2010-06-20)</a>. <q>On The Online Books Page, I’ve been indexing a collection of memorial sermons on President Abraham Lincoln, all published shortly after his assassination, and digitized by Emory University.  Looking through them, I was struck by how often Lincoln was referred to as “our Chief Magistrate”.  That’s a term you don’t...</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Friday 2010-07-09.)</em></p></li>
<li><p><a href="">Nibbling Away. <cite>Daily Brickbats</cite> (2010-07-09)</a>. The War on the Informal Sector (Cont'd.): $2,000 to sell salsa. <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Friday 2010-07-09.)</em></p></li>
<li><p><a href="">Leave It to the Professionals. <cite>Daily Brickbats</cite> (2010-07-09)</a>. Government Vs. Public Safety and Human Decency <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Friday 2010-07-09.)</em></p></li>
<li><p><a href="">Unity and Fragmentation. Ranil Dissanayake, <cite>Aid Thoughts</cite> (2010-07-08)</a>. <q>I was in Cape Town last week for the World Cup, and watched the Ghana – Uruguay quarterfinal in the FIFA Fan Fest there, together with several thousand supports from South Africa and abroad. For those who have missed it, Ghana lost in controversial circumstances, and the trend of blatant...</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Friday 2010-07-09.)</em></p></li>
<li><p><a href="">Ideas That Stick With You. Roderick, <cite>Austro-Athenian Empire</cite> (2010-07-10)</a>. <q>Under the feudal system, rights to one’s person were alienable (swearing fealty to a lord was irrevocable) while rights to land often weren’t (a feudal lord couldn’t sell his estate, as it belonged in perpetuity to his heirs) – the exact reverse of the rights system that most libertarians advocate....</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Saturday 2010-07-10.)</em></p></li>
<li><p><a href="">{} ONE DC Liberates Land in Nation&#39;s Capital. Max Rameau, <cite>takebacktheland</cite> (2010-07-10)</a>. <q>VIEW FULL STORY PICTURES AND NEWS CLIPS ON TAKEBACKTHELAND.ORG;newsletterID=162Metro DC police plan to evict community from Tent City on Monday July 12 Community organization ONE DC &quot;liberated&quot; a vacant lot in the Shaw neighborhood of Washington, DC on the afternoon of Saturday, July 10, 2010. The contentious Parcel 42,...</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Saturday 2010-07-10.)</em></p></li>
<li><p><a href="">We agree it’s WEIRD, but is it WEIRD enough? gregdowney, <cite>Neuroanthropology</cite> (2010-07-10)</a>. <q>The most recent edition of Behavioral and Brain Sciences carries a remarkable review article by Joseph Henrich, Steven J. Heine and Ara Norenzayan, ‘The weirdest people in the world?’ The article outlines two central propositions; first, that most behavioural science theory is built upon research that examines intensely a narrow...</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Saturday 2010-07-10.)</em></p></li>
<li><p><a href="">SISTERSONG, SPARK, and SisterLove Defeat SB 529. <cite>INCITE! Blog</cite> (2010-07-11)</a>. Victory in Georgia. <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Sunday 2010-07-11.)</em></p></li>
<li><p><a href="">the politics of apology. bfp, <cite>flip flopping joy</cite> (2010-07-09)</a>. <q>i read this post by macha at VL, and just about threw up. i’m just sick, sick, watching those videos. (long story short, a woman was attacked by men for talking shit about men she slept with). the videos show the attacks on this woman—one is of men slapping her,...</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Sunday 2010-07-11.)</em></p></li>