Future Timeline. xkcd.com (2011-04-17). (Linked Monday 2011-04-18.)
Big Media To Innovative App Maker: Stop Innovating Without Our Permission! | Techdirt. www.techdirt.com (2011-04-18). "And, honestly, if creating an app that makes it easier to read your content is a threat to your business, you're doing business wrong." (Linked Monday 2011-04-18.)
boardgames are to monopoly as comics are to garfield, THAT'S RIGHT I SAID IT. Dinosaur Comics (2011-04-19). I blame the Georgists. (Linked Tuesday 2011-04-19.)
Austro-Californian Empire? Roderick, Austro-Athenian Empire (2011-04-18).
While in San Diego I’ll be meeting with the San Diego Austrians and the Café Libertalia folks on Thursday night. Details here (for the socially mediated).(Linked Tuesday 2011-04-19.)
if i was interested in starting a...resistance movement, i. Captain Capitulation, eye of the storm (2011-04-19).
if i was interested in starting a...resistance movement, i would proceed by simulated terrorism. such a procedure is suggested by things like this, where i'm thinking the authorities evacuated a mall or at least closed in en masse to get a guy wandering around a mall with a rifle, when it...(Linked Tuesday 2011-04-19.)
Birmingham officers who beat man while he was unconscious to be reinstated. Dr. Q, Gangsters in Blue (2011-04-15).
On January 23, 2008 Birmingham police officers attempted to stop and question one Anthony Shannon Warren about suspected drug activity. Warren fled in his car. Because interrogating people about suspected involvement in activities that harm no one is much more important than public safety, the officers decided that the best...(Linked Wednesday 2011-04-20.)
On Controlling Parents. der Blaustrumpf (2011-04-20). "Many of the comments, like the author herself, blame Rand for the father’s selfishness. What struck me is not the awfulness of Rand’s philosophy, though awful it is, but that a seemingly infinite number of options are available to parents who wish to justify abuse. A hardcore Objectivist parent is rare, thankfully, but it’d be easy to envision a Christian parent who would justify similar deprivation as a lesson in altruism and humility – the very opposite of Rand’s alleged ideals." - Cheryl Cline (Linked Wednesday 2011-04-20.)
Free Market Anti-Capitalism Paper Online. DarianW, DarianWorden.com (2011-04-19).
My contribution to the 2011 APEE Topics in Free-Market Anti-Capitalism panel is now available for download from my archives page: Capitalism, Free Enterprise, and Progress: Partners or Adversaries? The paper disentangles the concepts of capitalism, free enterprise, and progress in the context of the early Industrial Revolution. While a lot...(Linked Wednesday 2011-04-20.)
Digital Cash Sparks Digital Debate. Jesse Walker, Jesse Walker: Reason Magazine articles and blog posts. (2011-04-20).
Writing in Time, of all places, Jerry Brito discusses Bitcoin, the latest alternative currency to capture the digerati's imagination: The web has also seen all-purpose digital currencies, from defunct dot-com bubble start-ups Flooz and Beenz, to the slightly more successful e-gold. Unlike cash, however, digital currencies to date have had a...(Linked Wednesday 2011-04-20.)
Hark, a Vagrant: Chopin and Liszt. Hark, A Vagrant! (2011-03-28).
buy this print! Chopin! Liszt! I wanted to get back into the world of composers because let's face it, they are Grade A comic material. Too bad I know relatively little about most of them. I went on a reading spree and came out with Chopin and Liszt, who were...(Linked Sunday 2011-03-20.)
What Happens if You Combine a Hundred Tourist Photos? [Photos] Max Read, Gawker (2011-02-21).
Swiss artist Corinne Vionnet creates art for her series "Photo Opportunities" by overlaying hundreds of tourist photos (she finds them online) on top of one another. What she ends are these beautiful, shimmering things—Boing Boing calls them "metaportraits"—that are as recognizable as they are eerie. They look almost like oil...(Linked Sunday 2011-03-20.)
Solidarity Forever. DarianW, DarianWorden.com (2011-02-20).
“Acts of solidarity are going to be either gifts or entrepreneurial affairs, depending on how you understand the basic dynamics. If you wait around for someone in this tangled-up culture of ours to “deserve” solidarity, you’ll just sit on your hands and nothing will change (except for the worse.) You...(Linked Sunday 2011-03-20.)
Is ignoring copyright the best strategy against IP monopolists? Michel Bauwens, P2P Foundation (2011-03-20).
Rick Falkvinge has an excellent editorial on the death of copyright if the IP industry ignores all appeals for sensible reform, such as those proposed by the Swedish Pirate Party. Kevin Carson has a further reaction: “I think ignoring the law and developing countermeasures against enforcement are a much more...(Linked Sunday 2011-03-20.)
feministhulk: HULK APPROACH SMASHING PATRIARCHY LIKE JUDITH BUTLER APPROACH WRITING SENTENCES: AS LONG AS IT TAKES TO GET JOB DONE! Twitter / feministhulk (2011-03-18).
feministhulk: HULK APPROACH SMASHING PATRIARCHY LIKE JUDITH BUTLER APPROACH WRITING SENTENCES: AS LONG AS IT TAKES TO GET JOB DONE!(Linked Sunday 2011-03-20.)
people stand up to racial profiling on the border. bfp, flip flopping joy (2011-03-04).
VIDEO: John Quinones goes undercover on the US/Mexican border as a Big Brown Man Speaking Spanish. Surprisingly–when a security guard (an actor) begins to harass John–people actually intervene, to the point of offering to help John and his companion escape when the security guard actor calls ICE. My favorite was...(Linked Saturday 2011-03-05.)
Social Justice Matters: The Myth of Cushy Prisons. s.e. smith, this ain't livin' (2011-03-03).
I recently re-encountered one of the more bizzarely pervasive myths about prisons when I was talking about the prison abolition movement with a friend: The idea that prisons are ‘cushy.’ This person was trying to argue that because conditions in prisons are so terrific, prisoners have it better when they’re...(Linked Saturday 2011-03-05.)
The Conscience of an Anarchist. PermaKent, PermaKent Permaculture Ideas of J. Kent Hastings (2011-03-04).
(From Mike Everling) KARL HESS CLUB MONDAY MARCH 21, 2011 [Award: The SEK3 Memorial Chauntecleer] Gary Chartier “The Conscience of an Anarchist” BOOK TOUR Dinah’s Family Restaurant 6521 S. Sepulveda Blvd. (at Centinela Avenue) in West Los Angeles (310)...(Linked Saturday 2011-03-05.)
The Revolution Is Not Over (Continued) Jesse Walker, Jesse Walker: Reason Magazine articles and blog posts. (2011-03-05).
The BBC reports from Egypt: Egyptian protesters have stormed the headquarters of the secret police in Cairo, demanding that the organisation be dismantled. It followed rumours that officials were destroying documents that could be used in court to prove human rights abuses. On Friday, some 200 protesters stormed the agency's...(Linked Saturday 2011-03-05.)
Karl Hess, Jr. speaks at Karl Hess Club. PermaKent, PermaKent Permaculture Ideas of J. Kent Hastings (2011-02-20).
KARL HESS CLUB MONDAY FEBRUARY 21, 2011 [200th meeting] Karl Hess IV “Whither Conservation in the 21st Century: More Government or More Liberty?“ Dinah’s Family Restaurant 6521 S. Sepulveda Blvd. (at Centinela...(Linked Tuesday 2011-02-22.)
Apple's Three Laws of Developers. isaiah’s weblog (2011-02-15).
A developer may not injure Apple or, through inaction, allow Apple to come to harm. A developer must obey any orders given to it by Apple, except where such orders would conflict with the First Law. A developer must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not...(Linked Tuesday 2011-02-22.)
What Could Be Bad? Roderick, Austro-Athenian Empire (2011-02-22).
Chris Matthews opines: “I think we’re always right to back nationalism.” He’s talking about the ongoing Middle Eastern revolts, but the claim as it stands is perfectly general – and seems open to the occasional counterexample.(Linked Tuesday 2011-02-22.)
Craig Prescott's Family Claims he was Murdered for Being "Whistle Blower" lilprole, Modesto Anarcho (2011-02-21).
Craig Prescott.The mother of Craig Prescott released a statement, claiming that Craig Prescott was murdered in the downtown jail for being a "whistle blower" and released new information on the case. The Sheriff's Department claims that Prescott died after being shot with a taser, but an autopsy report and a...(Linked Tuesday 2011-02-22.)
Solidarity Forever. DarianW, Anarchoblogs in English (2011-02-20).
“Acts of solidarity are going to be either gifts or entrepreneurial affairs, depending on how you understand the basic dynamics. If you wait around for someone in this tangled-up culture of ours to “deserve” solidarity, you’ll just sit on your hands and nothing will change (except for the worse.) You...(Linked Tuesday 2011-02-22.)
notjessewalker: A rambling, incoherent tirade with semi-random references to Waco and Somalia -- yes, Qaddafi is definitely a Hit & Run troll. Twitter / notjessewalker (2011-02-22).
notjessewalker: A rambling, incoherent tirade with semi-random references to Waco and Somalia -- yes, Qaddafi is definitely a Hit & Run troll.(Linked Tuesday 2011-02-22.)
Chinese People Power: A Primer. Jesse Walker, Jesse Walker: Reason Magazine articles and blog posts. (2011-02-20).
While our eyes are glued on the collapsing Qaddafi regime, the authorities in China are getting jittery about a Jasmine Revolution of their own: Skittish domestic security officials responded with a mass show of force across China on Sunday after anonymous calls for protesters to stage a Chinese "Jasmine Revolution"...(Linked Wednesday 2011-02-23.)
Work It Out!/A Chambear! Workshop Series for Community Organizers of Color. inciteblog, INCITE! Blog (2011-02-16).
Spearheaded by Partnership for Immigrant Leadership and Action in collaboration with INCITE!, Critical Resistance, Data Center and Creative Interventions: * free lunch, free interpretaion, free workshops* *almuerzo, interpretación, talleres gratuitos* Work It Out!/A Chambear! is a skill-based workshop series designed by and for community organizers of color. This series will...(Linked Wednesday 2011-02-23.)
Two Paradigms of Human Interaction, or “Free Pete Eyre!” Jad Davis, The jVerse (2011-01-26).
Yesterday, a friend relayed a story about his three year-old daughter. They had company over for the evening, and as the guests were leaving for the night, my friend asked his daughter to say goodbye. “No,” she said and shook her head. He asked her again to please say goodbye...(Linked Thursday 2011-01-27.)
Shopping in the Future (1981) Matt Novak, Paleofuture Blog (2011-01-24).
I'm often shocked at how accurate some 20th century predictions of online shopping were. However, these retail prognosticators frequently miss the mark by assuming that individual goods would need to be photographed or videotaped live for consumers. While I can kind of understand how this might make sense with fresh fruit,...(Linked Thursday 2011-01-27.)
Egypt - Revolution. tolstoyscat, things along the way (2011-01-27). (Linked Thursday 2011-01-27.)
Civil Society Defeats a Bigoted Policy. Radley Balko, Radley Balko: Reason Magazine articles and blog posts. (2011-01-27).
When then-candidate, now-Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ken.) got into hot water over his later-walked-back comments about the 1964 Civil Rights Act last year, there was some interesting intra-libertarian discussion about whether federal laws against private discrimination are still necessary, about whether they're legitimate government interventions, and, if they are legitimate, about...(Linked Thursday 2011-01-27.)
300 migrants on Hunger Strike in the Athens. tolstoyscat, things along the way (2011-01-26).
300 hundred migrants are on hunger strike since Sunday 23/01/2011. The 300 migrants demand every migrant in the country to get documents. They also demand for migrants in Greece to get equal political and social rights -but also equal obligations- with the Greek workers. For many years now the workers’...(Linked Thursday 2011-01-27.)
Mozart Not Bombs – Thursday January 27. sffnb, San Francisco Food Not Bombs (2011-01-25).
We’re doing an event this Thursday at Station 40 celebrating the birthday of Wolgang Amadeus Mozart. We’re going to start by playing for Food Not Bombs at the 16th/Mission BART and move into Station 40 at 8pm. We’ll be bringing out our fans, and I think its going to be...(Linked Thursday 2011-01-27.)
Pete Eyre Arrested In Keene For Wearing A Hat. DarianW, DarianWorden.com (2011-01-25).
The most petty tyranny enables the deadliest tyranny.(Linked Thursday 2011-01-27.)
The U.S.: Promoting Democratic Values Around the Globe. Brian Doherty: Reason Magazine articles and blog posts. (2011-01-28). Hyper-authoritarian State "Security" is now America's leading export. (Linked Friday 2011-01-28.)
DEA Rubber Ducky Is Looking for Your Package. Radley Balko, Radley Balko: Reason Magazine articles and blog posts. (2011-01-26).
Just days after America's drug warriors went to conniptions over psychoactive bath salts, someone sends me a link to a bath-time, badge-wearing rubber ducky the DEA sells on its website. Coincidence? I think not! The website says it "really squeaks." Sure. Squeals is more like it.(Linked Friday 2011-01-28.)