"The Eastern Regions of Libya Are Now Free Regions" Jesse Walker, Jesse Walker: Reason Magazine articles and blog posts. (2011-02-18).
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 "out of the control of the Gaddafi...(Linked Friday 2011-02-18.)
And Just Across the Strait from Yemen... Jesse Walker, Jesse Walker: Reason Magazine articles and blog posts. (2011-02-18).
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's family has governed the Red Sea city state since independence from France in...(Linked Friday 2011-02-18.)
When rape is Your Tax Dollars at Work. Obsidian Wings (2011-02-19). Men in Uniform (Cont'd). (Linked Saturday 2011-02-19.)
ST(O) : If all stories were written like science fiction stories. www.shrovetuesdayobserved.com (2011-02-19). (Linked Saturday 2011-02-19.)
the basic problem with the notion of government is displayed in. Captain Capitulation, eye of the storm (2011-02-20).
the basic problem with the notion of government is displayed in the "massive show of force." 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...(Linked Monday 2011-02-21.)
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.)
okay so i decided to do medusa after all! Dinosaur Comics (2011-02-07).
archive - contact - sexy exciting merchandise - cute - search - about← previousFebruary 7th, 2011nextFebruary 7th, 2011: The only solution is to start building a theology around Axe Cop; kinda surprised this isn't already happening! If you enjoy myths then you may enjoy Better Myths! If you enjoy Batman...(Linked Tuesday 2011-02-08.)
just a few minutes ago, cbs published a story with this. Captain Capitulation, eye of the storm (2011-02-05).
just a few minutes ago, cbs published a story with this headline: clinton advocates 'orderly transition' in egypt. see, my view is that you actually publish news; a random sentence by an average demonstrator would be more interesting. you can't make news out of continuous extreme redundancy, much less the 1,235th...(Linked Tuesday 2011-02-08.)
Cultural Authoritarianism Breeds Political Authoritarianism. Kevin Carson, Center for a Stateless Society (2010-09-24).
Libertarians sometimes tend to focus on political freedom in isolation, and to view cultural authoritarianism (at least as long as the state isn’t directly involved) as something libertarianism as such has nothing to say about. I believe this is a mistake. Cultural authoritarianism — such as occurs in the family,...(Linked Wednesday 2010-10-13.)
Corvus Editions interview at Making Change. Shawn P. Wilbur, Out of the Libertarian Labyrinth (2010-10-05).
Corvus Editions is among the projects featured on the Making Change blog, which covers Etsy artists "who create with a political/environmental/social agenda," and I'm sending some of my bottle-cap pins down to the Making Change store in Santa Monica, California. It's an interesting adjustment, trying to make my projects intelligible in...(Linked Wednesday 2010-10-13.)
Solomon Burke, RIP. Radley Balko, Radley Balko: Reason Magazine articles and blog posts. (2010-10-13).
Soul great Solomon Burke died at a Netherlands airport over the weekend. Burke is one of my favorite vocalists, so I'm going to indulge in a bit of appreciation. Depending on whom you believe, Burke was either 70, 72, 74. Given his 400+ pound frame, that he lived that long...(Linked Wednesday 2010-10-13.)
Fatal Costco shooting: The family’s view. Las Vegas Sun Stories: Opinion (2010-09-21).
My son, Erik Scott, was shot seven times by three Metro Police officers on July 10.(Linked Wednesday 2010-10-13.)
Committee Created to Review Coroner’s Inquest System. mom_in_las_vegas, Las Vegas Anarchoblogs (2010-10-14).
Committee Created to Review Coroner's Inquest SystemFrom the ACLU:All members of the public are invited to provide input to the committee, and we strongly encourage you make your voices heard.You can provide comments to the committee directly at a public meeting: * Monday, October 18, from 5 pm to 9...(Linked Thursday 2010-10-14.)
If You’re Not an Extremist, You’re Not Paying Attention. Kevin Carson, Center for a Stateless Society (2010-10-14).
If you follow U.S. cable news and mainstream editorial pages, you’ve probably learned that some arguments don’t have to be answered. They just have to be quoted or paraphrased, with an eye roll, and summarily dismissed. So you get Keith Olbermann treating suggestions that the federal government might become tyrannical,...(Linked Thursday 2010-10-14.)
Much A-D’oh! About Nothing?: Banksy’s opening for The Simpsons. Arturo, Racialicious - the intersection of race and pop culture (2010-10-14).
By Arturo R. García Most of the stories we’ve read about the now-infamous opening sequence prepared for The Simpsons by artist and documentary subject Banksy include a sentence along the lines of: The extended sequence was apparently inspired by reports the show outsources the bulk of their animation to a...(Linked Friday 2010-10-15.)
Flash Player: Real classy Adobe, bundling trialware with your... Adobe UI Gripes (2010-10-15).
Flash Player: Real classy Adobe, bundling trialware with your plugin to make a few measly bucks more off your users. Only companies who have stopped caring about their product and only care about squeezing more dollars out of their customers at all costs pull crap like this. More info on...(Linked Friday 2010-10-15.)
Saving Our History Books For The Singularity. rechelon, Human Iterations (2010-07-26).
Some noble soul has labored to put the two most important history books on Individualist Anarchism’s first wave in America online — and in very accessible condition. Anyway, I felt I had to pause in my projects and distractions to let you know. This is the shit. Eunice Minette Schuster’s...(Linked Tuesday 2010-07-27.)
What does it mean to love your enemies? Ryan, The Peaceable Kingdom (2010-07-26).
A question many Christians aren’t really asking. This moving video lays it out very simply. It is not wide-eyed optimism in the sense that it doesn’t portray automatic world peace and love in the face of violence. It means that to truly love your enemies you might have to receive...(Linked Tuesday 2010-07-27.)
A squealing leftie writes. chris dillow, Stumbling and Mumbling (2010-07-23).
Tim says something that puzzles me:Human beings really are status seeking beings. The method of ranking it, enforcing it, discovering it, may change, but that there will be a social hierarchy is a given. And that’s the bit that our squealing lefties seem to forget….Simply because we are human beings...(Linked Tuesday 2010-07-27.)
Three from Vienna. Austro-Athenian Empire (2010-07-27). Including an excellent anthology from my teacher Kelly Jolley, also including essays by my other teacher Roderick Long; and a Tractarian musical number. About the latter, all I can say is that he would have been better off trying to whistle it. (Linked Tuesday 2010-07-27.)
Trail of Tears 2010. der Blaustrumpf (2010-07-27). Deportation is ethnic cleansing. Nothing more, nothing less. (Linked Tuesday 2010-07-27.)
Remember Furkan Dogan. Sheldon Richman, Free Association (2010-07-27).
Furkan Dogan was the 19-year-old American fatally shot five times by Israeli commandos aboard the Mavi Marmara headed for Gaza -- without a peep from the Obama administration, which has time to get involved with everything else happening in the world. Dogan was a bright young man with a promising...(Linked Tuesday 2010-07-27.)
Wikileaks releases classified Afghanistan war logs: "largest intelligence leak in history" Xeni Jardin, Boing Boing (2010-07-25).
An archive of classified U.S. military logs spanning six years, more than 91,000 documents, and 200,000 pages, was today made available by WikiLeaks. The papers show a picture of the war in Afghanistan that is far more grim, and far less hopeful, than previously portrayed. The New York Times, London's...(Linked Tuesday 2010-07-27.)
Guadec Day 2: In pursuit of critical mass. Ivanka Majic, Canonical Design (2010-07-27).
Today I was reminded of this quote by Jane Goodall: If everyone could think a little bit about small choices they make every day: What do you eat, does it result in animal cruelty? What do you wear, how was it made, does it damage the environment? When people start...(Linked Tuesday 2010-07-27.)