feeling really sad… bfp, flip flopping joy (2011-02-23).
and shocked—like slapped in the face over the death sentence verdict in the brisenia flores trail. I can’t feel even momentary joy that I then talk myself through. i never expected this death sentence. i’m from michigan. where as fucked up as things are…we don’t have the death penalty. i...(Linked Thursday 2011-03-03.)
A Skater Reaches Out. cherylcline, der Blaustrumpf (2011-03-01).
I’ll have something more to say about boys’ clubs at some point, but for now, I appreciate the efforts of skater Eric Muss-Barnes to get more girls into skateboarding, an activity in which women are extremely underrepresented: I’m quite disappointed that so few girls ride and they get so little...(Linked Thursday 2011-03-03.)
Har Har, Politicians are Prostitutes! Or Not. cherylcline, der Blaustrumpf (2011-03-02).
Harry Reid’s disingenuous proposal to outlaw prostitution in Nevada would only endanger prostitutes, but as usual, most commentators were more concerned with making a punchline. From the libertarian peanut gallery, and elsewhere, you could hear men laughing uproariously at their own lousy joke: the real prostitutes are politicians! OMG, LOL. ...(Linked Thursday 2011-03-03.)
Intellectual Property: Silly or Sinister? David K. Levine, The Freeman | Ideas On Liberty (2010-12-22).
Imagine a land recently seized from a foreign power where there is little law and a lot of gold. Since nature abhors a vacuum, prospectors quickly adopt the conventions of private property: Whoever is first to put four stakes in the ground is the proud owner of the land and...(Linked Friday 2010-12-24.)
How to Record the Cops. Radley Balko, Radley Balko: Reason Magazine articles and blog posts. (2010-12-21).
What’s the best way to record the cops? Here’s a quick run-down of the choices. Cameras without wireless networking capabilities are the least attractive option. If they are destroyed or confiscated in the field, you probably have lost the damning video you just recorded, including any footage documenting how your...(Linked Saturday 2010-12-25.)
Joseph Déjacque - The Humanisphere (Preface) Shawn P. Wilbur, Two-Gun Mutualism & the Golden Rule (2010-12-26).
The Humanisphere:Anarchic UtopiaJoseph DéjacqueUTOPIA: "A dream not realized, but not unrealizable." ANARCHY: "Absence of government." Revolutions are conservations. (P. J. PROUDHON)The only true revolutions are the revolutions of ideas. (JOUFFROY) Let us make customs, and no longer make laws. (EMILE DE GIRARDIN) So speak ye, and so do, as they...(Linked Sunday 2010-12-26.)
That Screwy, Ballyhooey Nollywood. Jesse Walker, Jesse Walker: Reason Magazine articles and blog posts. (2010-12-21).
Recommended reading: a great article in The Economist on Nigeria's film industry, a.k.a. Nollywood, which "churns out about 50 full-length features a week, making it the world's second most prolific film industry after India's Bollywood." The report covers everything from the way movies are produced and consumed in a country...(Linked Sunday 2010-12-26.)
arguably, the word "explosive" is autological if you form it out of sticks of tnt. the only problem is, WHO'S GOING TO ARGUE WITH SOMEONE WHO HAS THE WORD "EXPLOSIVE" FORMED OUT OF STICKS OF TNT?? Dinosaur Comics (2010-12-08).
archive - contact - sexy exciting merchandise - adventure - search - aboutholiday shipping deadlines are below! the first non-US deadline is today! :o← previousDecember 8th, 2010nextDecember 8th, 2010: I've been enjoying The Onion AV Club's Star Trek television reviews for quite a while. They're by Zack Handlen who knows...(Linked Wednesday 2010-12-08.)
Greenwald, Army of One. Will Wilkinson, Will Wilkinson (2010-12-07).
Glenn Greenwald is just killin’ it re: WikiLeaks. Today’s highlights: Every line of pro-prosecution rationale cited by Feinstein applies equally to journalists – including especially the newspapers from around the world which are publishing all of the same diplomatic cables as WikiLeaks is, and which are publishing them before WikiLeaks even does....(Linked Thursday 2010-12-09.)
This Is Free Trade? Sheldon Richman, The Freeman | Ideas On Liberty (2010-12-07).
The so-called Republic of Korea-United States Free Trade Agreement has lived down to expectations. Note this excerpt from a report in The Hill: Specifically, the agreement extends intellectual property protections by ensuring copyright holders have the exclusive right to publish their works online. It also bans the hacking of technology...(Linked Thursday 2010-12-09.)