Of course we shouldn’t give more power to Google. Marja Erwin (2011-02-16).
http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2011/02/16/new_book_explains_how_google_has_taken_over_knowledge_and_learning… but how would it be any saner to give that power to government-run replacements, who would use that power to control our access to knowledge, who would use that to share their news and suppress opposing news, and who would have a chilling effect on what people are willing…(Linked Wednesday 2011-02-16.)
Pre-pub price for AK Press Proudhon anthology. Shawn P. Wilbur, Two-Gun Mutualism & the Golden Rule (2011-02-14).
AK Press has posted an attractive sale price for the Proudhon anthology, Property is Theft!, which ought to be available any day now. There are other sale prices out there, but none that give you a good deal and also put the revenue in the hands of the radical business…(Linked Wednesday 2011-02-16.)
Adventure Travel. Dorothy, Cat and Girl (2011-02-14). (Linked Thursday 2011-02-17.)
as you read about the trail of Brisenia Flores's murderers... bfp, flip flopping joy (2011-02-14).
Please note how rarely MSM is calling her murderers white supremacists and how rarely the organization they are a part of is called a hate group. Notice how key phrases like "hotly contested issue" keep coming up as code words for "white supremacist violence." Notice how the Minutemen are never…(Linked Thursday 2011-02-17.)
Joseph and the Appalling Tyrannical Despot. Slacktivist, slacktivist (2011-02-12).
Since it’s in the news, I thought we might revisit a story about Egypt — a story from long, long ago, from the book of Genesis. It’s a story that I’ve long found confusing and disturbing. The book of Genesis, as its name suggests, is a collection of origin stories….(Linked Thursday 2011-02-17.)
Better That 84,000 Be Libeled Than 10 Go Free. Radley Balko, Radley Balko: Reason Magazine articles and blog posts. (2011-02-17).
Last weekend, visitors to some 84,000 websites, mostly personal and small business sites, saw this pop up on their screens: The domain seizures were part of "Operation Save Our Children," which according to a Department of Homeland Security press release, nabbed 10 websites that were distributing child pornography. The problem…(Linked Friday 2011-02-18.)
I Believe the Germans Have a Word for This. Radley Balko, Radley Balko: Reason Magazine articles and blog posts. (2011-02-11).
Incumbent food truck magnate in Austin develops totally-civic-minded-and-not-at-all-protectionist "health, safety and environmental concerns" over a massive increase in the number trucks that have sprung up to compete with him . . . . . . demands city council pass stricter regulations of his own industry . . . . . ….(Linked Friday 2011-02-18.)
How Hard Is It To Fire a Police Officer? Radley Balko, Radley Balko: Reason Magazine articles and blog posts. (2011-02-16).
According to the Orlandon Sentinel, Davie, Florida police officer Kevin Kilpatrick has been on paid leave for seven years. During that time, he has received full pay and benefits, plus annual raises. He has collected more than a half million dollars for doing nothing. The department has twice tried to…(Linked Friday 2011-02-18.)
Sticklers for Procedure. Radley Balko: Reason Magazine articles and blog posts. (2011-02-18). Legal lynching. (Cont’d) (Linked Friday 2011-02-18.)
Welcome to the Era of Belt-Tightening. Radley Balko, Radley Balko: Reason Magazine articles and blog posts. (2011-02-08).
The U.S. Navy spent $450,000 to send four F-18 fighter jets from Virginia for a spectacular flyover before Sunday's Super Bowl. Or we'll just have to assume it was spectacular. It wasn't televised. And the stadium roof was closed. But I bet it sounded cool. CORRECTION: My mistake. The flyover was…(Linked Friday 2011-02-18.)
- The Hand-Me-Down Style in American Punditry. Jesse Walker, Hit & Run (2009-10-22).
Tom Frank has devoted his latest Wall Street Journal column to Richard Hofstadter’s “The Paranoid Style in American Politics,” which he rereads in an effort to illuminate the Birthers, Glenn Beck, and the other usual suspects. Not content to recycle an article already written by seemingly every other pundit in…(Linked Friday 2009-10-23.)
- Sara Kruzan: Life Without Parole for Killing her Pimp. Feministing (2009-10-23).
*Content is triggering* This story speaks for itself. From the free Sara Kruzan action page at change.org: “Life without parole means absolutely no opportunity for release,” said Senator Yee. (of California) “It also means minors are often left without access to programs and rehabilitative services while in prison. This sentence…(Linked Friday 2009-10-23.)
- Dragnet against Domestic Terror Targets "Food Not Bombs" Group. Phil Leggiere, Don't Tase Me, Bro! (2009-10-21).
From Law and Disorder Radio: The government has stepped up its surveillance of a range of individuals and organizations, including volunteer-based groups. After providing free vegetarian food in hundreds of communities worldwide, Food Not Bombs has found itself a part of the domestic terrorism dragnet. Co-founded by Keith McHenry and…(Linked Friday 2009-10-23.)
- Report on Slovak State Police attacks against Mike Gogulski, 5 September 2009. Mike Gogulski – nostate.com, Anarchoblogs in English (2009-10-21).
To all who pledged to support me in this matter, I would ask that you republish the below information as broadly as possible, and without delay. Also available in MS Word 2003, PDF, and MS-Word exported filtered HTML formats. REVISION HISTORY v1.0 – 20090906 Original version, real names, episodes 1-9,…(Linked Friday 2009-10-23.)
- Live Free or Go To Jail: Irony, Logic and the Government. Kelly W. Patterson, Anarchoblogs in English (2009-10-15).
I’ve been working to put together another blog that will be based on ideas to eliminate many personal expenses and make money in non-tradition ways in order to lower your tax burden without starving or going to prison. Having settled on some variation of “Live Free or Die” as a…(Linked Friday 2009-10-23.)
- Crisis And Opportunity. DarianW, Anarchoblogs in English (2009-10-16).
We might be living in a very different world five years from now. If we want this to be a better world, we have to put our hands into history. Notions of stability, freedom, and personal identity are tied up with authoritarian ideas. This must be broken. A weakened political…(Linked Friday 2009-10-23.)
- Pro-Choice on Everything. Kerry Howley, Kerry Howley (2009-10-20).
I think choice-loving libertarians have an obligation to foster a more liberal and feminist culture. Todd Seavey and Daniel McCarthy strenuously disagree. Our combative exchange in the November issue of Reason is now online.(Linked Friday 2009-10-23.)
- [TX] Officer Welty sex assault of a family member. Behind The Blue Wall (2009-10-23). Rapists in uniform. (Cont’d.) (Linked Friday 2009-10-23.)