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Friday Lazy Linking

<li><p><a href="">The Just-World Bias Gets Us All. cherylcline, <cite>der Blaustrumpf</cite> (2011-03-28)</a>. <q>After reading about the horrific gang rapes of a Texan child, and the assault of Lara Logan in Egypt, I am starting to suspect that anti-rape activists and sympathizers are as caught up in the just-world bias as rape apologists.  In this NYT “update” on its previous coverage of the...</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Wednesday 2011-03-30.)</em></p></li>
<li><p><a href="">Julian Assange and Naomi Wolf. cherylcline, <cite>der Blaustrumpf</cite> (2011-03-28)</a>. <q>Last year Naomi Wolf wrote some interesting essays on the international indifference to sexual violence; unfortunately, they were written to defend a rebellious and charismatic man, Julian Assange, who may very well be a rapist.  I was very tempted to go easy on Wolf because she sometimes seems like the closest...</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Wednesday 2011-03-30.)</em></p></li>
<li><p><a href="">C4SS Fundraiser:  One More Day. Kevin Carson, <cite>Mutualist Blog:  Free Market Anti-Capitalism</cite> (2011-03-30)</a>. <q>Well, we've got one more day left in the C4SS fundraiser and still need a little less than $1800 to pay our writers and staff through December. As Director Brad Spangler says, if we don't raise enough money by the end of the First Quarter to pay our expenses through...</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Wednesday 2011-03-30.)</em></p></li>
<li><p><a href="">Best General Strike Poster Ever. <cite>reddit: the voice of the internet -- news before it happens</cite> (2011-03-25)</a>. <q>submitted by rechelon to Anarchism [link] [4 comments]</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Wednesday 2011-03-30.)</em></p></li>
<li><p><a href="">Monsanto Sued By Organic Farmers Who Don't Want To Be Accused Of Patent Infringement. Mike Masnick, <cite>Techdirt</cite> (2011-03-30)</a>. <q>Monsanto's incredibly overaggressive use of patents to corner the market on certain crops and to bully farmers has been well-documented over the years. Some of the really crazy stories involve Monsanto accusing farmers of patent infringement, because some of its "patented" seeds were used by neighboring farms, and the newly...</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Friday 2011-04-01.)</em></p></li>
<li><p><a href="">You Say Anarchy Like It’s a Bad Thing. Thomas L. Knapp, <cite>Center for a Stateless Society</cite> (2011-03-30)</a>. <q>Writing in The American Conservative, William Lind bemoans the tendency revealed by current upheavals in the Middle East. “[T]he worst possible outcome … is the disintegration of states and their replacement either by statelessness — as we see in Somalia — or by fictional states, as in Iraq and Afghanistan.”...</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Friday 2011-04-01.)</em></p></li>
<li><p><a href="">Unsorted Thoughts on Libya. Sheldon Richman, <cite>Free Association</cite> (2011-03-26)</a>. <q>Jacob Sullum put it well when he wrote, “Obama claims 'we cannot stand idly by when a tyrant tells his people that there will be no mercy.' Yes, we can, and we often do." I’d only add this: Some of “our” best friends have been tyrants (sometimes called prime ministers...</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Friday 2011-04-01.)</em></p></li>
<li><p><a href="">i love our political culture. On Tuesday, Senator Charles. Captain Capitulation, <cite>eye of the storm</cite> (2011-03-30)</a>. <q>i love our political culture. On Tuesday, Senator Charles Schumer convened a media conference call of Democratic senators, in order to talk about the budget negotiations. Moments before the call was to start, Schumer briefed the other senators on the talking points they should be using. But the phone line for the...</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Friday 2011-04-01.)</em></p></li>
<li><p><a href="">+1 for knowing your history. Kellan, <cite>Laughing Meme</cite> (2011-03-30)</a>. <q>“+1″ is a convention that arose on the Apache Software Foundation mailing lists. The ASF still has the best, most functional process for mailing list based collaboration which has ever been evolved of which -1/0/+1 is only the thin wedge. (the whole vocabulary of lazy consensus, commit-then-review, etc is incredibly...</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Friday 2011-04-01.)</em></p></li>

Friday Lazy Linking

<li><a href="">Why Didn't Nixon Think of This Argument During the Pentagon Papers Case? Jesse Walker, <cite>Jesse Walker: Reason Magazine articles and blog posts.</cite> (2010-01-22)</a>. <q>An intriguing statement in today&#39;s New York Times: The majority [in Citizens United v. FEC] is deeply wrong on the law. Most wrongheaded of all is its insistence that corporations are just like people and entitled to the same First Amendment rights. It is an odd claim since companies are...</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Thursday 2010-01-28.)</em></li>
<li><a href="">(One of the many) Ebook Dilemmas. Kellan, <cite>Laughing Meme</cite> (2010-01-25)</a>. <q>How do I support and reward the excellent curation of the local bookstore if I want the ebook version of something I find? – Kellan I am not a unsophisticated consumer of science fiction. And finding new material to feed the book addiction is something I spend a not inconsiderable...</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Thursday 2010-01-28.)</em></li>

Wednesday Lazy Linking

Don’t forget.

  • The world is awesome.

  • People are awesome. You don’t need plans, or politics, or power. Put them up against people, and people will win every time. People came up with that video. Also, other people came up with this.

  • Technological civilization is awesome. (In case you’re wondering, it’s awesome because it’s made of people.)

  • Books are awesome. Verlyn Klinkenborg, New York Times (2009-05-29): Some Thoughts on the Pleasures of Being a Re-Reader

  • To-day is awesome. It’s an anniversary. My love and I were married three years ago today. If the normal online rounds are held up for a while, well, that’s why.


  • In memory of George Tiller. feministe (2009-05-31): In honor of Dr. Tiller (if you would like to donate in memory and in honor of Dr. Tiller’s work). Among others, the National Network of Abortion Funds has established a George Tiller Memorial Abortion Fund.

  • IQSN, L.A. I.M.C. (2009-05-27): Solidarity with Queer Bulgaria on 27 June 2009. A day of international actions in solidarity with the LGBTQ Pride march in Sofia, Bulgaria. Last year’s march was attacked by neo-Nazi groups who decided to Keep Our Children Safe with a campaign of roving basher gangs and by slinging molotov cocktails and small explosives at the marchers. International Queer Solidarity Network calls for a European mobilization, with support from the United States, that will stand in solidarity with Queer Bulgaria for this year’s march.






I’ve been putting in some tweaks to the page layout, as you may have noticed, and, while I was at it, the appearance of one too many animated ads for the Fighting Uruk-Hai of Arizona in my sidebar finally inspired me to revise and expand my ad disclaimer. As you can see, if you scan over to the right, it now reads: Views inscribed in the Rad Geek People’s Daily are mine, and may not be those of sponsors. Google ads are served algorithmically, without individual review, so contrariwise, an ad’s appearance does not imply my endorsement of the sponsor.

To be fair, the Adsense management interface does have a provision for screening out future appearances of particular ads, after-the-fact, if you catch one that you don’t want them to appear on your page. On the other hand, I should hope that most of my readership is not about to vote for Gothmog. And if I let the ads appear, then, should anyone happen to click on a McCain ad, that means a little more money is taken away from the McCain 2008 Presidential campaign, and given to me instead. Which seems like a particularly sweet sort of revenge.

Yes, yes. I know that, if you go by the depiction in the Peter Jackson movie, Gothmog is not one of the Uruk-Hai, but rather an Orc of Minas Morgul. I’m taking some liberties. If you don’t like it, take me to Nerd Court.