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Monday Lazy Linking

<li><p><a href="http://www.blagnet.net/2011/06/17/broken-windows-in-vancouver/">Broken windows in Vancouver. John, <cite>Blagnet.net</cite> (2011-06-17)</a>.  <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Friday 2011-06-17.)</em></p></li>
<li><p><a href="http://reason.com/archives/2011/06/07/wrongful-convictions">Wrongful Convictions. Radley Balko, <cite>Radley Balko: Reason.com articles and blog posts.</cite> (2011-06-07)</a>. <q>When Paul House was finally released from prison in 2008, he was a specter of the man who had been sentenced to death more than 22 years earlier. When I visit his home in Crossville, Tennessee, in March, House??s mother Joyce, who has cared for him since his release, points...</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Friday 2011-06-17.)</em></p></li>
<li><p><a href="http://notalwaysright.com/eating-steak-on-rare-occasions/12055">Eating Steak On Rare Occasions. <cite>Not Always Right | Funny &amp; Stupid Customer Quotes</cite> (2011-06-17)</a>. Paging Dr. Adams. Dr. Carol Adams, stat. <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Friday 2011-06-17.)</em></p></li>
<li><p><a href="http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/ordinary-gentlemen/~3/dFAW_-d2aQs/">On Bottom-Up Liberalism &amp; Pity-Charity Liberalism. E.D. Kain, <cite>The League of Ordinary Gentlemen</cite> (2011-06-16)</a>. <q>I??ve been thinking about bottom-up liberalism and pity-charity liberalism a lot lately, and the whole mess of ideas that swirl around between the two. Essentially, Mike Konczal thinks that growth plus safety nets is insufficient. Without a government fighting for full employment and increased worker bargaining rights, you get ??pity-charity...</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Friday 2011-06-17.)</em></p></li>


    <p><a href="http://twitter.com/feministhulk/statuses/20970770902">feministhulk: HULK HAVE NEVER SHOWER WITH JUDITH BUTLER, BUT FANFIC REMIND  HULK OF FOOTNOTE 44 IN CHAPTER 2 OF &quot;BODIES THAT MATTER.&quot; <cite>Twitter / feministhulk</cite> (2010-08-12)</a>.</p>

I could be mistaken, but I believe that the fanfic in question is at: oldspice-kinkmeme.dreamwidth.org/460.html?thread=7372

Monday Lazy Linking

<li><p><a href="http://www.vostok.es/blog/fonts-true-meaning">Fonts: true meaning. Javier, <cite>THE COSMONAUTS</cite> (2010-07-27)</a>. <q>(via I Love Charts)</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Friday 2010-08-06.)</em></p></li>
<li><p><a href="http://www.jesusradicals.com/police-and-nonviolent-means-pacifism-at-the-service-of-oppression/">Police and nonviolent means: Pacifism at the service of oppression. <cite>www.jesusradicals.com</cite> (2010-08-07)</a>. <q>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...</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Saturday 2010-08-07.)</em></p></li>
<li><p><a href="http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/radleybalko/~3/I71zjN44nTY/">This Week??s Crime Column. Radley Balko, <cite>The Agitator</cite> (2010-08-02)</a>. <q>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...</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Saturday 2010-08-07.)</em></p></li>
<li><p><a href="http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/radleybalko/~3/AO_Fi-RPols/">Ignorance of the Law Is No Excuse. Unless You??re in Law Enforcement. <cite>The Agitator</cite> (2010-08-07)</a>. <q>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...</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Saturday 2010-08-07.)</em></p></li>
<li><p><a href="http://libertarian-labyrinth.blogspot.com/2010/07/come-glass-to-our-captainthe-destined.html">&quot;Come, a glass to our captain??the destined destroyer of civilization!&quot; Shawn P. Wilbur, <cite>Out of the Libertarian Labyrinth</cite> (2010-07-21)</a>. <q>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...</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Saturday 2010-08-07.)</em></p></li>
<li><p><a href="http://chris.pirillo.com/why-do-law-enforcement-officials-love-the-iphone/">Why Do Law Enforcement Officials LOVE the iPhone? Chris, <cite>Chris Pirillo</cite> (2010-08-04)</a>. <q>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...</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Sunday 2010-08-08.)</em></p></li>

Two brothers

There’s a famous midrash about two brothers. One was single and the other had a wife and children. Each night each one would go out in secret to deliver a gift of wheat to his brother’s home. The brother with the family would figure: I am so fortunate to have a family; my brother has nothing; let me at least give him some extra wheat. The single brother would figure: I live alone, but my brother has a family to support; I have no need for all this wheat; let me give him some of the extra. One night, while each was delivering wheat to the other, they met on the road, cried, and embraced. The place where they met became the Temple Mount.

There’s a modern version of this midrash. Each night the two brothers go out in secret to take wheat from his brother’s field. The single brother rationalized: my brother is so fortunate to have a family; I have nothing; at least let me have a larger portion of wheat. The brother with the family rationalized: I have a family to support, but he lives alone; he has no need for all that wheat; let me take some of the extra for myself. One night, while each was walking home with the wheat he had taken from the other, they met on the road, cried out, and fought. The place where they met became the site of Parliament.

(Thanks to Micha Ghertner @ The Distributed Republic 2007-12-24.)

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