the post-moral period. Captain Capitulation, cheese it, the cops! (2011-06-12).
it's amazing what is an illness these days: to begin with, your personality, your actions being symptoms. i guess i would think of this as a model, metaphor, or ideology: a central one of our era. apparently weiner is actually entering a residential treatment facility for compulsive sexting. now if one is…(Linked Monday 2011-06-13.)
$2b < $700.1b. drunkenatheist, Drunkenatheist (2011-04-08).
From CNN: Washington (CNN) — Democrats and Republicans narrowly averted a partial shutdown of the federal government Friday night, agreeing on a budget deal and a short-term funding extension little more than an hour before the clock struck midnight and time ran out. The new funding extension, which cuts spending by…(Linked Thursday 2011-04-14.)
Excellent ACLU piece on street harassment. drunkenatheist, Drunkenatheist (2011-04-11).
Today will be different. I first remember it happening when I was around 14. I was in high school. I lived in the country. I had to walk a quarter of a mile from where the bus dropped me off to home. Guys driving by would sometimes call stuff out…(Linked Thursday 2011-04-14.)
Wordfight at the C.P.B. Corral. Jesse Walker, Jesse Walker: Reason Magazine articles and blog posts. (2011-04-14).
When Congress reached its midnight budget deal last week, the finished product didn't include the GOP's measure barring federal funds for National Public Radio, let alone the party's earlier proposal to zero out the Corporation for Public Broadcasting entirely. (I told you so.) In the aftermath, over at Bloomberg Government,…(Linked Thursday 2011-04-14.)
Think Dialectically. Sheldon Richman, Free Association (2011-04-09).
The title of the post is the advice my old friend Chris Matthew Sciabarra would surely give about proposals to change or abolish Medicare and Medicaid. It means holding the full context at the front of one’s mind. These programs certainly violate the rights of the people forced to finance…(Linked Thursday 2011-04-14.)
04/13/11 PHD comic: ‘Three to five weeks’ PHD Comics (2011-04-14).
Piled Higher & Deeper by Jorge Cham www.phdcomics.com title: "Three to five weeks" – originally published 4/13/2011 For the latest news in PHD Comics, CLICK HERE!(Linked Thursday 2011-04-14.)
dromiceiomimus, why was a big secret kept. Dinosaur Comics (2011-04-12).
archive – contact – sexy exciting merchandise – cute – search – about@@e2;2020;90; previousApril 12th, 2011nextApril 12th, 2011: Today I am going to Montreal with Joey; we’re going to be the two classiest dudes on the train; if you see on the news “BREAKING: TRAIN MEN: SO CLASSY” then watch…(Linked Thursday 2011-04-14.)
Today in New York Times Navel-Gazing. Jesse Walker, Jesse Walker: Reason Magazine articles and blog posts. (2011-04-15).
From Ginia Bellafante's review of Game of Thrones, an upcoming HBO adaptation of a book by the fantasy writer George R.R. Martin: The true perversion, though, is the sense you get that all of [the show's sex] has been tossed in as a little something for the ladies, out of…(Linked Friday 2011-04-15.)
What I want from a restaurant website. Matthew Inman, The Oatmeal – Comics, Quizzes, & Stories (2011-02-08).
A list of things I’d like restaurant websites to provide.View(Linked Wednesday 2011-02-09.)
Tesla Predicts the Portable TV (1926) Matt Novak, Paleofuture Blog (2011-02-07).
In 1926 Nicola Tesla gave an interview to Collier’s Weekly in which he predicted something that sounds remarkably like portable television. Perhaps most interestingly, he mentions that this technology would be used to watch war unfold, “just as though we were present.” NEW YORK, Jan 25 – (AP) – Application…(Linked Wednesday 2011-02-09.)
Kindlebility. Phil, philwilson.org (2011-02-05).
In my attempts to find better ways of getting long-form content onto my Kindle to read offline, I've mainly been using two tools: Instapaper and the Later On Kindle Chrome extension. Instapaper has great formatting, and repeated delivery works like a new issue of a periodical, but as far as…(Linked Wednesday 2011-02-09.)
Breaking the Web with hash-bangs. Isofarro, isolani: weblog (2011-02-08).
Update 10 Feb 2011: Tim Bray has written a much shorter, clearer and less technical explanation of the broken use of hash-bangs URLs. I thoroughly recommend reading and referencing it. Update 11 Feb 2011: Another very insightful (and balanced) response, this from Ben Ward (Hash, Bang, Wallop.) , great job…(Linked Wednesday 2011-02-09.)
i'll tell you why the obama admin is shitting bricks right at. Captain Capitulation, eye of the storm (2011-02-10).
i'll tell you why the obama admin is shitting bricks right at this moment. they were hoping to preserve the whole damn thing – the military and intelligence establishments, the basic control of the population – minus mubarak, as politicians the world over like to believe that swapping symbols or…(Linked Thursday 2011-02-10.)
Which Government Employees Cause More Harm: Docs or Cops? cherylcline, der Blaustrumpf (2011-02-08).
Robin Hanson's post today, "How Med Harms," prompts me to ask whether docs or cops cause more harm and death. Cops are a favorite target of liberals, anarchists, and some libertarians: they're of moderate status, usually of average intelligence, and they're heavily and conspicuously armed in a country that equates…(Linked Thursday 2011-02-10.)
Chamber of Corporatism. Jesse Walker, Jesse Walker: Reason Magazine articles and blog posts. (2011-02-07).
President Obama will be speaking today at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Tim Carney comments: This visit will spur a slew of articles on how Obama is "tacking to the center," becoming more "pro-business," and "mending relationships." This will mostly be bunk. The president is still selling the same Big…(Linked Thursday 2011-02-10.)
Stuck in the Middle. Dorothy, Cat and Girl (2011-02-10). (Linked Friday 2011-02-11.)
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.)