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.)