Squatting in a 28-Story Walkup. Stephen J. Smith, Hit & Run (2011-03-02).
The New York Times calls the squatter-filled skyscraper in Caracas a 45-story walkup (there's no working elevator), but as of yet, only the first 28 floors are occupied. Some floors don't even have walls, but satellite dishes abound: “That building is a symbol of Venezuela’s decline,” said Benedicto Vera, 55, an activist in...(Linked Monday 2011-03-07.)
Forced Consent & Our Present Attitude. rechelon, Invisible Molotov (2011-02-20).
“Forced Consent” by Lysander Spooner “The idea that, although government should rest on the consent of the governed, yet so much force may nevertheless be employed as may be necessary to produce that consent, embodies everything that was ever exhibited in the shape of usurpation and tyranny in any country...(Linked Monday 2011-03-07.)
Waiting for Mubarak. Neverfox, Instead of a Blog (2011-02-10).
Egyptians, There is no need to wait for Mubarak to “step down.” If you have decided that your government is illegitimate (as all states invariably are) then, in the words of Charles Johnson, “you have already completed the revolution: no government on earth has any legitimate authority to bind you...(Linked Monday 2011-03-07.)
feministhulk: HULK HAVE NO RIGHT TO CONTROL ANYONE ELSE'S BODY. HULK SMASH LATEST ROUNDS OF ANTI-CHOICE + RAPE-APOLOGIST LEGISLATION! Twitter / feministhulk (2011-03-06).
feministhulk: HULK HAVE NO RIGHT TO CONTROL ANYONE ELSE'S BODY. HULK SMASH LATEST ROUNDS OF ANTI-CHOICE + RAPE-APOLOGIST LEGISLATION!(Linked Monday 2011-03-07.)
Travelin’ Man. Roderick, Austro-Athenian Empire (2011-03-08).
This semester is shaping up to be the most conference-intensive I’ve had. In January I had a double conference in La Jolla (a Liberty Fund on contemporary classical liberal thought, followed by a workshop on John Tomasi’s forthcoming book Free Market Fairness) and an IHS conference in Fredericksburg. Then this...(Linked Tuesday 2011-03-08.)
Lane’s Forgotten Writings on Race. Roderick, Austro-Athenian Empire (2010-11-25).
Among libertarians, Rose Wilder Lane is best known as the author of the libertarian classics The Discovery of Freedom and Give Me Liberty. Outside of the libertarian movement, she is known – if at all – as the at least partial ghostwriter of her mother Laura Ingalls Wilder’s popular Little...(Linked Friday 2010-11-26.)
Protecting Your Home From Afar With a Robot. By PETER WAYNER, NYT > Personal Tech (2010-11-10).
Wi-Fi-equipped robots can be operated remotely to protect a home. Some can even be modified to detect fire and carry an extinguisher.(Linked Sunday 2010-11-28.)
The Illegitimacy of the “Psychiatric Bible” Thomas S. Szasz M.D., The Freeman | Ideas On Liberty (2010-11-24).
“Mental health experts ask: Will anyone be normal?” So read the title of a July 27 Reuters report. The “experts” warned that the fifth version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), scheduled for publication in 2013, “could mean that soon no-one will be classed as normal....(Linked Sunday 2010-11-28.)
Get The TSA By The Balls. DarianW, DarianWorden.com (2010-11-25).
I participated in a WeWontFly pamphlet distribution event at Newark Airport last night. It was organized by NJ Libertarian Party activists. Although everything went smoothly the terminal we were at was not very busy at the time of the event. TSA is engaged in a massive propaganda campaign to discredit...(Linked Sunday 2010-11-28.)
Jay Stuart Snelson in OC at KHCTF. PermaKent, PermaKent Permaculture Ideas of J. Kent Hastings (2010-11-24).
A NEW Orange County, CA Supperclub! THE Karl Hess Community Technology Forum A PROJECT OF THE RESILIENT COMMUNITY FOUNDATION The Resilient Community Foundation (“Rescomm.org”) is pleased to present Jay Stuart Snelson at the inaugural meeting of the Karl Hess Community Technology Forum. Mr. Snelson is a California native, UCLA graduate...(Linked Monday 2010-11-29.)
Fonts: true meaning. Javier, THE COSMONAUTS (2010-07-27).
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Police and nonviolent means: Pacifism at the service of oppression. www.jesusradicals.com (2010-08-07).
In this video, police demonstrate a new “nonlethal” weapon that will blind people. Some Christian pacifists have worked to make the police “less violent” by advocating for less lethal weapons than firearms, such as tasers. In a recent editorial in The Mennonite, for example, Everett Thomas who is also a...(Linked Saturday 2010-08-07.)
This Week’s Crime Column. Radley Balko, The Agitator (2010-08-02).
The tease: When Pennsylvania resident Brian Kelly was arrested and charged with a felony in 2007 for recording a police officer during a traffic stop, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania District Attorney David Freed told a local newspaper that he sympathized with Kelly’s plight. Kelly was arrested based on a tortured interpretation...(Linked Saturday 2010-08-07.)
Ignorance of the Law Is No Excuse. Unless You’re in Law Enforcement. The Agitator (2010-08-07).
Part of a recurring theme. In addition to my prior post today, here’s a roundup of other photography/video stories in the news of late: Earlier this month, Carlos Miller—who runs the Photography Is Not a Crime blog—was “banned” from Miami’s Metrorail system after guards from the firm hired to provide...(Linked Saturday 2010-08-07.)
"Come, a glass to our captain—the destined destroyer of civilization!" Shawn P. Wilbur, Out of the Libertarian Labyrinth (2010-07-21).
While searching for hollow earth narratives (a curiously political genre, as it happens), I came across Hartmann the Anarchist, an 1893 science fiction/adventure novel, by Edward Douglas Fawcett (the brother of the "Lost City of Z" explorer.) Fawcett also wrote Swallowed by an Earthquake, which I haven't tracked down, but...(Linked Saturday 2010-08-07.)
Why Do Law Enforcement Officials LOVE the iPhone? Chris, Chris Pirillo (2010-08-04).
Why Do Law Enforcement Officials LOVE the iPhone? is a post from Chris Pirillo Add to iTunes | Add to YouTube | Add to Google | RSS FeedDid you know just how MUCH information the iPhone stores on you? Police do, and they LOVE the iPhone for making it easier...(Linked Sunday 2010-08-08.)
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.)
Raucous Radio. DarianW, DarianWorden.com (2010-07-20).
If you haven’t tuned into Thinking Liberty, you’re missing a live anarcho-podcast that keeps getting better and better. In May we moved to a new location with our own equipment, and the quality of the production improved dramatically. The improvement in production quality made us more enthusiastic and confident in...(Linked Thursday 2010-07-22.)
The Vault of Legislators. Jesse Walker, Jesse Walker: Reason Magazine articles and blog posts. (2010-07-22).
Bryan Alexander describes one gothic remnant of the Cold War: a set of underground chambers that were supposed to serve as "an emergency shelter for the entire United States Congress, a hideout and bolt hole in case of nuclear war, hidden away beneath a benign-looking hotel." Built in 1958, the...(Linked Thursday 2010-07-22.)
More protection for military faculty, or less? Kevin Smith, Scholarly Communications @ Duke (2010-07-20).
Section 105 of the U.S. Copyright Law tells us that there can be no copyright in works of the federal government. Almost uniquely among the nations of the world, the US government does not get to exclude others (including taxpayers) from using works created by government employees as part of...(Linked Thursday 2010-07-22.)
Crowdsourcing Curation: The Social Graph as Gatekeeper. Eric Reasons, Eric Reasons (2010-07-20).
I've written before about the compromise we tacitly agree to when amateurs take over the roles formerly held by professionsals. The Internet promotes this takeover by lowering the cost of production and transmission to near zero for nearly every user, for everything from words (blogs) to pictures (Flickr) to video...(Linked Thursday 2010-07-22.)
Libertarianism on the Road. Matthew Yglesias (2010-07-22). Vulgar libertarianism is making yourself into a Toole of state capitalism. (Via Kevin Carson.) (Linked Thursday 2010-07-22.)
Internet Archive sets goal to digitize more books - Rochester Democrat and Chronicle. "library" - Google News (2010-07-20).
Internet Archive sets goal to digitize more booksRochester Democrat and ChronicleBrewster Kahle, a digital librarian and founder of a virtual library called the Internet Archive, www.archive.org, has launched a campaign to double the ...Google preps projects to test digital librarySalt Lake Tribuneall 8 news articles »(Linked Thursday 2010-07-22.)