Humanitarians of the Year. the Medium Lobster, Fafblog (2011-03-23).
Freedom! If there's one thing America loves, it's… well, war. But if there's two things America loves, it's war and torture. But if there's three things America loves, it's war, torture, and genocide. But if there are several dozen things America loves, they are war, torture, genocide, chattel slavery, apartheid,…(Linked Wednesday 2011-03-23.)
rechelon on At the end of the day who the fuck cares if Intellectual Property encourages creativity or not? Censorship is censorship, full stop. You don’t get to own my thoughts, experiences, memories or communications. reddit: the voice of the internet — news before it happens (2011-03-16).
**My right to the integrity of my own thoughts is not something you ever had the authority to "*grant*" me.** Autonomy means nothing if not the freedom to construct, share and express my thoughts (information) however the fuck I like. Even if you "totally had that thought first". You can't…(Linked Wednesday 2011-03-23.)
Michigan votes against illegal fetus chompers. bfp, flip flopping joy (2011-03-22).
Things can always get worse in Michigan. We have one of the chronically worst economies in the US. Most people who have jobs are working two and three part time jobs rather than one stable full time job with benefits. Unemployment is soaring. There's next to no economic investment and…(Linked Thursday 2011-03-24.)
This Only Seems Bad. cherylcline, der Blaustrumpf (2011-03-08).
President Obama today issued an executive order that permits ongoing indefinite detention of Guantánamo detainees while establishing a periodic administrative review process for them. The administration also announced it will lift the ban on bringing new military commissions charges against detainees that don't already have ongoing cases in the substandard…(Linked Thursday 2011-03-24.)
UN Authorizes War. Sheldon Richman, Free Association (2011-03-17).
“He who mounts a wild elephant goes where the wild elephant goes.”I thought of those words of Randolph Bourne, the Progressive who became disillusioned by his fellow Progressives’ enthusiasm for U.S. entry into World War I, when I heard that the UN Security Council, led by the Obama administration, voted…(Linked Thursday 2011-03-24.)
Godzilla vs. Real Life. Jesse Walker, Jesse Walker: Reason Magazine articles and blog posts. (2011-03-11).
The word "Godzilla" was trending on Twitter this morning, as an army of would-be wits reacted to the catastrophe in Japan with identical wisecracks. The joke is dumb and tasteless. But it's actually worth taking a moment to think about Godzilla right now, because what happened last night illustrates an important…(Linked Thursday 2011-03-24.)
The Rasta Man vs. the State. Jesse Walker, Jesse Walker: Reason Magazine articles and blog posts. (2011-03-15).
Joseph Diliberti — identified by the L.A. Times as a "veteran, Rastafarian, flutist and iconoclast" — is locked in a battle with the government over some weeds. No, not the kind of weed you're thinking of. Tony Perry of the Times reports: What started out in 2004 as a $27,000…(Linked Thursday 2011-03-24.)
did you see what i did there with Machine of Death? I BELIEVE THAT IS CALLED “SYNERGY” Dinosaur Comics (2011-03-25).
archive – contact – sexy exciting merchandise – cute – search – about@@e2;2020;90; previousMarch 25th, 2011nextMarch 25th, 2011: As always when I mention specific dates or people in the comic, they’re dinosaur versions: dinosaur 17th century, dinosaur Titanic (scaled up to fit dinosaurs), dinosaur sleeping beauties; it’s hard to imagine…(Linked Friday 2011-03-25.)
VeriFone Must Be Scared Shitless About Square. John Gruber, Daring Fireball (2011-03-09).
VeriFone, a large payment processing corporation, has launched a full-on hit job against Square: Today is a wake-up call to consumers and the payments industry. Last year, a start-up named Square introduced a credit card reader for smartphones with the goal of making it very easy for anyone to accept…(Linked Friday 2011-03-25.)
Opportunities & Announcements... James Tuttle, On ALLiance (2010-11-02).
Dear Friends, ALLies and Fellow Workers, Enrollment for C4SSdotorg@@e2;20ac;26;#x2122;s Stateless University is open until November 8th. I will be the ombudsman for Introduction to Anarchism, Bravo Section. Check it out! If you are a member of Students for Liberty, then you have the opportunity to earn a Stateless U. scholarship. …(Linked Thursday 2010-11-04.)
just one more time: people like ben bernanke and bill clinton. Captain Capitulation, eye of the storm (2010-11-04).
just one more time: people like ben bernanke and bill clinton have no place as writers on an op-ed page. the first thing i'd ask fred hiatt or david shipley: are you satisfied that the person whose name is on the article actually wrote it? and second, if you want their point of view…(Linked Thursday 2010-11-04.)
He ordered the torture. Marja Erwin (2010-11-04).
He quibbles about whether the word applies, but brags about giving the order. All this shows that when the rulers commit atrocities, they have impunity.The ruling class is above the law.The scapegoat classes are below the law.The system creates corruption. It creates monsters. And it deflects anger away from itself…(Linked Thursday 2010-11-04.)
Evictions or Occupations? lilprole, Modesto Anarcho (2010-10-13).
People in Merced Protest eviction of homeless squatters.In Merced today, police and city workers began the eviction process of a homeless encampment that has existed for several years. Where will these people go? Many will simply go to other camps, or find shelters to go into. According to the City…(Linked Thursday 2010-11-04.)
The Media Aren’t Liberal. Radley Balko, Radley Balko: Reason Magazine articles and blog posts. (2010-11-01).
For the last few months, my colleague Matt Welch has been tracking the positions of California's newspapers on Proposition 19, the ballot measure that would legalize marijuana for recreational use. At last count, 26 of the state@@e2;20ac;26;#x2122;s 30 largest dailies (plus USA Today) had run editorials on the issue, and…(Linked Thursday 2010-11-04.)
Comic Book @@e2;20ac;2dc;Pirated@@e2;20ac;26;#x2122; On 4Chan, Author Joins Discussion... Watches Sales Soar. Stephan Kinsella, Center for the Study of Innovative Freedom (2010-11-01).
A TechDirt post by Mike Masnick: Comic Book @@e2;20ac;2dc;Pirated@@e2;20ac;26;#x2122; On 4Chan, Author Joins Discussion... Watches Sales Soar from the connect-with-fans dept Paul Watson points us to yet another example of how engaging with fans of your work (even if, technically, they infringed on your copyrights) can lead to pretty happy…(Linked Thursday 2010-11-04.)
Customs Officials Protect America from Wealthy Canadian Who Wanted to Spend Money Here. Radley Balko, Radley Balko: Reason Magazine articles and blog posts. (2010-11-02).
Canadian poker pro Terrence Chan has twice been turned away at the U.S. border by customs officials. He describes the first time, a week ago Thursday. After an hour of waiting, I made it to the front, where I was asked the usual questions. Where do I live? What do…(Linked Thursday 2010-11-04.)
Sacramento Police Kill As More Information on Modesto Police Brutality Comes Forward. lilprole, Modesto Anarcho (2010-11-03).
In a situation mimicking police murders in Stockton, Modesto, and Bakersfield, Sacramento police are coming under fire for the shooting death of a 28 year old man on October 28th. Officers stopped a man on parole, and when he “reached into his waist band,” officers claim he was reaching for…(Linked Thursday 2010-11-04.)
A Tribute to Rudolf Rocker (1873–1958) Mises Institute Daily Articles (Full-text version) (2010-10-01).
Rocker was awful on economics, but his focus was not on that. He wrote about nationalism and culture, and here Rocker is fantastic. “States create no culture; indeed, they are often destroyed by higher forms of culture.”(Linked Friday 2010-10-01.)
How to Record the Cops. Radley Balko, Radley Balko: Reason Magazine articles and blog posts. (2010-09-20).
This summer the issue of recording on-duty police officers has received a great deal of media attention. Camera-wielding citizens were arrested in Maryland, Illinois, and Massachusetts under interpretations of state wiretapping laws, while others were arrested in New Hampshire, Ohio, Oregon, Florida, and elsewhere based on vaguer charges related to…(Linked Saturday 2010-10-02.)
Blegging – The Oxford School of Ungovernment. Jock, Anarchoblogs in English (2010-10-03).
Last month saw the inauguration of the "Blavatnik School of Government" at Oxford University, described as "Europe's first major school of government". How on earth, one wonders, could we have done without all these centuries. And what does it say about our current crop of leaders here in the UK…(Linked Sunday 2010-10-03.)
Can we really blame Republicans for the wars? Charles Davis, Anarchoblogs in English (2010-10-03).
Michael Moore has a list of five things he says Democrats should do to avoid a disaster at the polls in November. His first recommendation? That the Democratic Party run ads reminding voters "Who the Hell Put Us in the Misery We're In": People need to be reminded over and over that…(Linked Sunday 2010-10-03.)
THE ARCHEOLOGY OF LIBERTY: The Mises Institute has posted a ton. Jesse, The Perpetual Three-Dot Column (2010-06-11).
THE ARCHEOLOGY OF LIBERTY: The Mises Institute has posted a ton of old issues of Liberty in pdf form. My writing appeared in Liberty from late '91 through early '97, and I was a staffer there from mid-'93 to the end of '96. So I've got a lot of old…(Linked Saturday 2010-06-12.)
Free Bradley Manning! Sheldon Richman, Free Association (2010-06-12).
SPC Bradley Manning, a 22-year-old intelligence analyst stationed at Forward Operating Base Hammer in the vicinity of Baghdad, was arrested two weeks ago for having supposedly sent Wikileaks the "Collateral Damage" video of US troops shooting Iraqi civilians.Justin Raimondo has the full story here.As Mike Gogulski notes in the comments,…(Linked Saturday 2010-06-12.)
The Anthony Gregory Song Video. blog of bile (2010-06-12). This is a world of magic and delight. (Linked Saturday 2010-06-12.)
Obama Theory of the Month. Jesse Walker, Jesse Walker: Reason Magazine articles and blog posts. (2010-06-06).
Is Barack Obama a secret Muslim? communist? immigrant? extra in the video for "Whoomp (There It Is)"? Gawker weighs the evidence.(Linked Saturday 2010-06-12.)
Inconsistent Idealization in Rawls. Will Wilkinson, Will Wilkinson (2010-05-26).
Section 42, "Some Remarks about Economic Systems," in John Rawls' A Theory of Justice is peculiar, especially the discussion of public goods problems. Rawls cites James Buchanan and Mancur Olson as authorities on the nature these problems. However, these are political economists working from assumptions about behavior that Rawls specifically…(Linked Sunday 2010-06-13.)
Any Doubts about which is the Roguest Nation? Sheldon Richman, Free Association (2010-06-13).
From Physicians for Human Rights:In the most comprehensive investigation to date of health professionals’ involvement in the CIA’s “enhanced” interrogation program (EIP), Physicians For Human Rights has uncovered evidence that indicates the Bush administration apparently conducted illegal and unethical human experimentation and research on detainees in CIA custody. The apparent…(Linked Sunday 2010-06-13.)
Unarmed Student Shot by Police. bosco, blog of bile (2010-06-13).
On March 11th, 2010 police officers raided Derek Copp's apartment, shined a flashlight in his eyes and shot him in the chest. The raid was concerning an alleged sale of $60 worth of marijuana. The officer is currently facing a felony charge with a maximum penalty of four years. It…(Linked Sunday 2010-06-13.)