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from Tomboy Notes

"In the realm of politics, never attribute to stupidity that which is much better explained by service of self-interest."

In the short term, power is neither created nor destroyed; it can only be moved. Somebody always has it. If you take it away from one group, there will be another group that wants to take it from you. - my voting info -- my list of alt.candidates - Noel Yap agrees he's an anarcho-capitalist here: - my Citizens' Congress idea - READ THIS, dammit... when Chrome isn't crashy... - read this too (Cindy said to - )

VBZ: - they do wholesale

for Kidpoints page:
for MYL reading: - usage idea (share voting in Australia) - ruling against digital signatures - ActRight asks one of MYL's questions, gets answer - Experian - Vermont guy - 2 direct democracy candidates - budgeting module - Douglas Cantrell summarizes the problems with parliamentary procedure - error in a federal law; machine-readable legal language - a very related software project with working code - some discussion for FAQ - donations from outside jurisdiction
vote-buying: - also for Issuepedia - when should MYL make state voter registration lists public? - internet flash lobby - Sai at Hope9 - Q about help with branding - some interesting discussion - SNR Denton; discussion - TX has big fees for voter reg data - MYL prepares to join the FEC battle - sketches for MYL UI etc. - a related project "Make a game or social network platform like MYL and it will be inhabited by a culture. Kinda like symbiotic bacteria." - another political encyclopedia - Sai presents MYL at TOOR - MYL issues raised by Yonatan Zunger - "Should we endorse C4-to-PAC donor anonymity..." - another suggestion about proxying and categories
for MYL recordkeeping: - PayPal integration, banking integration (speculative) - CoI final review - request for advisory opinion re BitCoin, first draft - request for advisory opinion re other xfers, first draft - another AO draft - filed MYL PAC CoI - backup treasurer - first board meeting plans; pros and cons of having members - MYL PAC registered - code tracker - in a comment, Sai notes relevant DE law about electronic board meetings - merged AORs - CA SoS response to request for voter reg data - see comments for credit union Q -- use Sai's answer for FAQ - another liquid democracy candidate (MN) - the competition
for HTYP: - a Ruby WTF So You Want to Open Source Your Code? - pouring resin on a circuit - hot fusion - proprietary low-energy nuclear reaction (LENR) device - cheap hydrogen production - one-off printing (like CafePress, Zazzle) - "We Build Businesses (Even Little Ones)" - detailed critique of w3schools - free science books - useful Linux commands - music and math - Solidoodle 3d printer
programming for kids: - evacuated tube travel - free fiction, Charlie Stross - egg scorecards - background noise in HTML5 - freighter voyages - new visual programming language - this seems to be a system, and there are no prices shown -- but the technology looks interesting - "The Giving Plague" by David Brin (free) - tools - credit card checksum - "unusual phenomena", perhaps? cognitive radio - open source transhumanist electronics - Audacity dialogue - Linux-compatible webcams - the holographic model of quantum gravity - and the other ones, too - series on Mt. St. Helens - short wave internet - paleogenomics? Ethiopia/Africa, human evolution Google Public DNS - independent ISP in California TiVo Hacking - autism and nonverbal cues - autism diagnostics (from James Salsman) phonological features which most voice-to-text signal paths have been missing - another G+ data service
my responses are in a comment: (which I forgot to paste a link to) "New Toilet Turns Human Waste Into Electricity and Fertilizer" - interactive scale of things Coalition to Fight Factory Farming - G+ data service International Co-operative Alliance - indie ebook distributor - not sure what the significance was. There's a video. - captioning links - Youngstown, OH; urban farming - distro search function; versions and names,0,7889350.story - for actuarial page - Thorium reactor video - free book about copyright - future stuff, including cell simulation - transparent solar cells - buy and sell web sites - hardware startups - software UI design - neural net app - Polish co-op - Apollo/Saturn engines being reconsidered - rather hype-ish site, but might be worth blowing $50 to investigate - another handheld computer - Electric Sheep in MATE (Linux Mint) -- also a clue on how to get screensavers from one desktop mgr working in others - simulating the brain - sustainability - palm-sized computer

Payment processing:

music marketing venues: - social, all listening free

InstaGov: - how to control dialogue on a forum as a nonprivileged user - to check for DNS redirection - religious inspirational stuff; might be useful

TO READ: - anarchy, socialism, etc.

TO WATCH: - Moyers: "sacrifice zones"! - Chomsky on the State-Corporate Complex (also downloaded)
Power of Nightmares
The Trap (what happened to our dream of freedom)
All watched over by machines of loving grace. -- check for these; similar to Century of the Self - opening up research labs online - building a home solar backup system - capitalism is broken; here's how to fix it! Culture of Fear - American Holocaust: Native Americans - The Wobblies Disney: reason and emotion - Hartmann on compassion / atheists Zeitgeist: Requiem for One debt: the first 5000 years British Conservative MP Zac Goldsmith on #Occupy The Soviet Union Story 2008 - "how I beat a patent troll" - play for H - Shava's TSA t-shirt idea

For Issuepedia - "partisan": The Right has defined it as "any conclusion that favors one side's methods over the other [especially if it's not our side]", but I define it as "any argument that prioritizes one side's stated goals over those of the other side".

Blitzkrieg filing -- I didn't *want* to offload these: - is this an offshoot of HostGator? - GPG link from Sai - request from Sai to create FAQ etc. - Ashley F. Miller - it says VBZ needs to send more spam - Professor Announces Run for VT State Senate on a Platform of Polling, Direct Democracy -- for MYL - more for MYL Paul Krugman Destroys Every Republican Argument for Austerity - gov confiscates and destroys research bees -- another p2p social network - request thingy - Chris Watkins thread about being disappointed with G+; poke him when Friendica is running again - Samantha Appleseed -- might want to add her to Activism. Maybe. - I don't know why I had this bookmarked - The Six Nations -- for MYL? - The Iron Law of Institutions - myth of self, etc. - related video - Jason Nichols - MYL bankerperson - world's smallest petrol engine -- battery replacement

2012-11-11 overload tabdump -- donate? - still reading - still reading - still reading, file on HTYP - still reading - for Issuepedia election page - still reading p.2 - digesting - sustainability, energy generation? - components for thermoelectric generation - Omni magazine online - add to HTYP - never got a chance to read this - iPan Baal, I think - some interesting cross-fertilization of G+ ideas - enterprise social net - to read - to read - to read - to read - to read - watch video, keep an eye on - to watch: Americans are The New Indian - to read - to watch

2012-11-21 overload tabdump - for Raspberry Pi name and GitLaw - for issuepedia - may have some programming work - victim-blaming Ghada Karmi and Ellen Siegel, in 1973, 1992 and 2001 - Palestinians vs. Israelis - extremism on this topic (see Harry Jamieson's comments) - founding documents - the American Anti-Corruption Act - mainly in fossil, unfortunately Trolling, misogyny and porn: the perils of being a woman online - for PsyCrit? The RICH Economy by Robert Anton Wilson - QuickBooks replacement - Linux but not open-source - Skud's latest project - video - corporate rights trampling human rights - some interesting info for someone who has time to take notes - some new light on the Milgram experiment - new web tools - means of production were nationalized - equality and efficiency The Environmental Costs of Growing Pot - "self-management" at Morning Star tomatoes - some history - another Republican agrees DOMA should be repealed - banksters - discussion about gun rights vs. crime - includes additional link about the abuses of arbitration - better handling of MSIE CSS quirks Dick Armey Brought Armed Guard Into FreedomWorks In Coup Attempt: Report - no link between gaming and violence - effects of GW, part eleventy-three - the ones who actually know something are reluctant to speak David Logan: Tribal leadership - five stages - social net still under development Six Weeks After Reelection, Obama Sells Out Liberal Democrats - work ethic - jobsolescence - draws connections to Oklahoma City Israel Rejects US Gun Lobby Claims On Its Security - Dan Shive mentions a form of phone-phobia - Shava on Occupy/FBI - reactions to atheism on campus - US Constitution - evolution of early life forms - performers paid directly for performances on media outlets - FDA - Mike Batt vs. John Cage - Norquist and NRA-guy - Keystone XL pipeline Wiki Government: How Technology Can Make Government Better, Democracy Stronger, and Citizens More Powerful - TSA finally wants to know about radiation? - cannabis links, videos - Germany bitchslaps Facebook real-names policy - gun violence actually on decline per capita - gun rights - explanation of "assault rifle" - scarcity Investigating the Link Between Gun Possession and Gun Assault - copyright exceptions - directory of union-made goods & services - Richard Wolff explains social security Jailed without conviction: Behind bars for lack of money This Brain-Sensing Headband Lets You Control Things With Your Mind - firearm homicide rate vs. other instruments rian hit-and-run - how to legislatively distinguish a rifle and an assault rifle - one incident where having a gun helped prevent more violence
Wal-Mart vs. Costco
Wikia: Wikia Raises Deka-Million More For Digital Sharecropping How will Wikia cope when the workers all quit the plantation? - more GOP gun liberalism - Biblical "family" - Cox Communications tampers with web pages received through its service - open-source laptop - Moore's law decelerating, but this is good for open hardware - Ford updates programming on its trucks via wifi - summary - ABC investigation shows concealed-carry would not help in a shooter situation
right-to-work - Christine Paluch makes points about the Catholic Church - where conservation goes wrong - Austria,2817,2411487,00.asp Steve Jobs' Yacht, 'Venus,' Sets Sail - jobsolescence - Republicans, conservatives, and the "fiscal cliff" - 1975 online dialogue between Ayn Rand, Jim Henson, Yoko Ono, and others
VertiCrop: - civil unrest in Anaheim - new environmentalism -- sees Occupy as a threat - "Responsible Wealth" group - I should add this to a Recommended Reading list - Bible passages in support of slavery - video: Michael Oppenheimer on global warming - part 2 - part 3 - I *should* have this filed somewhere already... Dr. Michael Parenti: The 1% Pathology And The Myth of Capitalism - 10/19/2012 - Google+ Hangouts argument for RtW - the Thread of Entitlement - right-to-work does not create jobs - rebuttal of Taleb - dominance vs. bullying (in dogs)
Mormon Democrats (who knew?): - GW skepticism counter-arguments - another non-satisfied Frontier customer - not true; debunked in a comment. See also - and Keynesianism does RSA Animate - Changing Education Paradigms - moon missions for hire
web site stat tools: Driving school for dogs in New Zealand - from the video, looks very Skinnerian; no evidence the dogs actually understand what they're doing - more Thorium - "war on christmas" is about capitalism The price of inequality, in colour
For "The 1%" page: - Noel Yap provides material for libertarianism/small-government debate - Chris Hedges on the last days of a dying empire - traffic cams raise accident rate slightly - bonuses for execs, job cuts for everyone else - jobsolescence The Three Rocketeers-2012:BBC-Future of Space travel breakthrough documentary. "a website for crowdsourcing bills that would be supported by the Right and the Left" - "sociocide" - vulnerability of PHP - some discussion of petitions vs. voting The Global 1%: Exposing the Transnational Ruling Class - book about the economy of the future - the "fiscal cliff" - record high / record low - Henry Blodget - people who can think skeptically are hard to govern - the SolusOS dialogue Johann Galtung, The Father of Peace Studies:Why there is no Israel-Palestinian Peace Process - the hypocrisy of Bill Kristol - more jobsolescence fodder - author of Bell Curve endorses "benevolent sexism" - secure bootloader for open-source distros now available - ice sheet loss increasing at both poles - Obamacare vs. small business ""Mr. Mayfield, who has 99 employees, said he was worried he would face penalties of $40,000 or more" That's less than $8 per week per employee (to pay the fine)." - Australia bans branded packaging for cigarettes - corn vs. biodiversity
BoA complicity:
Collapse this comment - Jenny is mentioned in Jim Henderson's answer to the last question, starting at 14:25 - Bloomberg - more on Syria being offline - UN recognizes Palestine - US rejects resolution recognizing Palestine - Michigan public schools - the pro-life position on "when life begins" The Atmosphere Business
Hostess: - Google reports Syria is off the internet - a real spaceplane at last? - another petition site that lets you create a profile, has petitions sorted by category What stopped Sandy: How FEMA's regulations saved Windansea - now directly attached to nerves - networked politics, peer progressivism Private Prison Company Used in Drug Raids at Public High School Stanislav Sinyagin -- possible contract programming work How to Setup a RAID System - media consolidation - who owns what: a large list - another one - and more - another MS Access workalike - for HTYP; SpinRite The Secret History of Sex, Choice and Catholics - answers to "abortion kills a potential human" - more Jewish support for Palestine - Yassir Arafat exhumed to check for polonium,0,686331.story
Kiribati: - sounds like a chain letter, but has a list of taxes which might be useful The U.N.'s Internet Sneak Attack "nation of takers" PHP vulnerability CVE-2012-1823 being exploited in the wild Piracy and Movie Revenues: Evidence from Megaupload - science journalism - vague references to SS formula - Ed Bradford supposedly gives the actual formula - IMF finds support for The Chicago Plan of 1936 - suggests some lines of thinking for how to account for costs/benefits to the common good - how misinformation spreads,0 - motivation, career - Durham-based company Pentagon Wants to Keep Running Its Afghan Drug War From Blackwater's HQ - A Thorough Review of the Scientific Literature on Global Warming - popularity surging after hurricane Sandy
Walmart's CEO, Michael T. Duke, receives $17.6 million annually. - creationism in public schools Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Bill: Anyone Can Be Gay Under the Law - dynamic zoom of galaxy to sun - conservative argument for raising minimum wage " Religion [...] is the go-to excuse conservatives whip out when they know they don't actually have an argument." Or, in other words, religion is for when you don't really have an argument. - includes a list of right-wing election myths - an example of how self-promotion is bad for society, imho - note that SA has a record of lobbying for anti-gay legislation worldwide The American Conservative Center for Public Transportation o.0 - do we want a nation divided between those with candles and those with generators? - works in the desert Must-Have Job Skills in 2013
resource-related homelessness sites in SF: - Ed Bradford contributes some links on Social Security algorithms What Lincoln Forsaw: Corporations "Enthroned" and Re-Writing the Laws Defining Their Existence - Gaza ceasefire - Tel Aviv bus-bombing, call for retaliation... - historical map of Palestine vs. Israel - Red Cross vs. Occupy Sandy - using virtual games to gather IRL data
For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Ephesians 6:12 - current state of brain-mapping,0,6886011.story - an example of information that (arguably) should not be public Israel and Gaza: Enough Is Enough
Social network for trading securities: - newspaper editor can't stand strong women -- FFRF sues IRS for not enforcing regs on churches - reference: graphs of data by year - automatic fact-checker - arduino air data project - the political axes of P2P - geek history: Shava Nerad vs. rms -- massive PDF - Jan Becvar: difference between "libertarian" and "capitalist" Karl Rove Loses Election After Being Checkmated By Cyber Sleuths? Did Anonymous stop Karl Rove from Stealing Ohio again? (Thom Hartmann) - Hartmann on the credibility of Anonymous vs. Rove - the document - Israelis against bombing Gaza - unemployed miners find jobs installing solar - can't access MySQL logs on DreamHost virtual servers - research on fracking - what Wal-Mart claims its benefits are
WikiVote: - GOP blames Fox for bad campaign advice - elitism in history,0,5508213.story - a "voice of reason" on Citizens United Obamacare waivers - video: where the US debt came from - citizen news video -- sea-level rise in NC - AGW news - trickle-down economics links - some particularly clear graphs for jobsolescence - economic piracy - "Americans don't want the truth" - subject-based social network - economic piracy - how the GOP lost Islam Constitutional Amendments Referenda Act of 2012 - determining how many people are in the room and restricting content accordingly - cargo bikes - REAL piracy Republican Strategist Blasts GOP For Kowtowing To Extreme Voices -- effects of tax cuts on economic growth - latest robot arm - about the failure of the GMO labeling initiative in CA
election: - Rachel Maddow -- Glenn Beck reacts - Family Research Council reacts Barack Obama's Decisive Victory for Liberal Government - Art Pope
Suresh_cartogram_purple.jpg - election results by population Foes now friends: US stealth pilot and the Serb who shot him down - video: Kennedy-Nixon debate 1960 PRESIDENT OBAMA PERSONALLY STANDS UP FOR IATSE LOCAL 12 STAGEHANDS book: "Sex at Dawn": evidence that monogamy isn't as natural as we seem to think - 12yo responsible for own rape. Outrage file. Why Was Uncertified 'Experimental' Software Installed on ES&S Tabulation Systems in 39 OH Counties Just Days Before Presidential Election? - war on terror - important free ebooks - legal status of voter disinformation - blogs about alternative medicine - (video) former prosecutor: "drug policy kills more people than the drugs [they do]" - McCain campaign worker explains that voter fraud isn't a problem - electing a president because of business acumen is actually a bad idea
voter/election fraud links, from Shava:,0,5472858.story GOP organization throws out Dem forms, No criminal charges filed Alleged non-citizens vote: felony charges filed: A potpourri via the GOP Lawyer's group, caveat emptor: Alternet, ditto! :) : - Lombardi's Pizza stays open with no power, "serving the community" -- Hurricane Sandy - "vote-buying" in Florida, $25/vote - review of trials comparing acupuncture, placebo acupuncture, and no acupuncture -- seems to find positive results - search for more - note that the voter was caught when she showed up to vote, and that she was a Republican - research on Jim Turner alleged voter fraud - claim of voter fraud - Jack Chick tracts 10 Filthy-Rich, Tax-Dodging Hypocrites Pushing Disastrous Austerity on America -- this is how the 1% cope with social chaos - 2012 election big picture - overstated - Victoria's Secret saved the National Guard - collaborative workspace - video
Critiques of Obamacare: - right-wing - Canadian police-state - Vorkosigan fanfic -- see comments for discussion of Reagan vs homelessness - Jan Becvar: anarcho-capitalist support for charity - Republicans suppressed report that trickle-down doesn't work - a defense of GMO - a resident in the worst-damaged area talks about Romney vs. Obama - Cory Booker, mayor of Newark, is apparently a decent human being - watch out, though: cites Autism Speaks as an authority
Independent Merch Directory - customized calendars - for breastfeeding article - Sai identifies problems with G+ customer support video: retired police chief demolishes war on drugs - consensus about preferred wealth distribution - levees around Battery Park - astroturfing software - Romney bought goods for supporters to donate back to him as a publicity stunt Iowa warns election observers - suicide rates by profession - Duke Lemur Center - Maxicut vinyl engraving process - Romney myths - world saved in 1995 due to Russians not believing the US would attack - Iran -- another step towards citizen government? Or just another disaster aid org? - in comments, Jan Becvar gives a brief history of work laws in the industrial age - explains why FPP voting leads to 2-party system -- see comments for EPA tyranny - use multiple phones over cellphone link... OSLT - fighting back against call spamming (in UK) - Sage & Swift, Amy Tornquist Juha Saarinen: We are all pirates now - history of Gaddafi - repost - building a server - in NC - the internet's (five)dollar services store - video with comments - Fox News

Exodus 21:22
New International Version (NIV)
22 "If people are fighting and hit a pregnant woman and she gives birth prematurely[a] but there is no serious injury, the offender must be fined whatever the woman's husband demands and the court allows."

Exodus 21:22 Or she has a miscarriage

"Man once surrendering his reason, has no remaining guard against absurdities of the most monstrous, and like a ship without rudder, is the sport of every wind." - Thomas Jefferson, 1822 (Add to religion)

12 embassy attacks under Bush and 3,000 died on 9/11. The Democrats stood with the President then and did not score points.
Beacon Hiill School (Bertrand Russell): - apparently some people haven't heard of distributed - Keith Kloor - founder of the internet - not - something about peaceful Palestinian protests - not - 10 historical events -- some interesting claims about fertilizer - Iran creating its own internet - more copyright nonsense - emergency room is valid healthcare pro-biz vs. pro-market -- "9/11 liberals"
reprint: - county clerk employee registering only Romney voters - rising IQ scores are known as the "Flynn effect"
Stanford organic study:,0,173210.story - the GOP does not support veterans - Elsevier vs. Open Access - telecomm and internet industry practices, oy - E L is skeptical - ice shrinking much faster than IPCC predictions - more questionable science reporting - science reporting - falling standards - against competition - E.L. has some commentary on Fox News -- looters and pillagers making the laws - face-tracking leading to new fashion trend? Nymwars on facebook
agent-provocateurs: - Obama chair-lynchings - Islamic violence is primarily political - Shava Nerad - budget what-if showing the surplus we would have if Clinton-era policies had continued "Most People Are Rationally Ignorant" - Python shell Ten 100-year predictions that came true,_washington_invested_in_war/ - Wells Fargo password rules - "job creator" - Durham, Wells Fargo, abuse New Tech Stymied by Copyright Law - classes by income; link to data - Sai attempts a reasonably-good explanation of what being trans is like - Gitmo torture
Innocence of Muslims US media angrily marvels at the lack of Muslim gratitude "So let's get this straight: In the consensus view of modern American liberalism, it is hilarious to mock Mormons and Mormonism but outrageous to mock Muslims and Islam." -- Garrison Keillor on the Republicans and Bush, 2004 The High Cost of Poverty: Why the Poor Pay More (2009) Shultz, Boskin, Cogan, Meltzer and Taylor: The Magnitude of the Mess We're In,0,6937684.story - Ed Arefiev claims that Obama does too - this has something to do with the riots and the embassy commenting on... something - Innocence of Muslims trailer - credit card insecurity - US vs UK
arrest of Barrett Brown: - Project PM wiki (I did a wget archive on 2012-09-13-ish in case this goes away) Chart of the Day: Republicans and the Filibuster - planned obsolescence Announcing Project IDONS: Internet Distributed Open Name System BP Cries Foul Too Soon (Shava Nerad),0,6187982.story - includes some useful actuarial stats Forecast for GOP Senate takeover: More clouds - David Catanese Maine's Free-Market Health Care Dream Turning Into Nightmare for Many Virginia lawmaker: Children with disabilities are God's punishment to women who previously had abortions. - Ayn Rand did not like Reagan,0,365701.story - US hands control of Bagram jail back to Afghans - there is enough wind to meet global power demand - more FBI set-ups of "terrorists" How To See The Future Giving your right arm for 600,000 euros - insurance fraud on the rise - but wasn't DOMA repealed? Top 10 Worst Anti-Science Websites - a counter about that "cure for cancer" that "nobody would fund"
Abuse pushback sites: - another graph showing the wage-productivity separation What If Corporations Couldn't Use Our Commons For Free? Defeat the Right in Three Minutes - investigation of Steve Pieczenik - evil corporations - some 1% figures (and other income inequality stats) - Romney's energy plan - conspiracy theories Right-Wing Women Have Accepted Their Own Subordination - employment stats by sex and age - Ron K. Jeffries explains why he feels compelled to vote for Obama - another reluctant Obama voter - more (?) from Political Ponerology - Pakistan "blasphemy girl" bailed out - carbon from seawater: relative costs Apple Wins Big in Patent Case - Wikitravel What Would It Be Like to Be IBM's Computer, Watson? - is "H. Rachlin" Howie Rachlin? - net balance of federal taxes vs. federal spending, by state - Sai's idea for reversing Citizens United without explicitly overturning it - who benefits from tax loopholes (you'll never guess) - Foxconn's working conditions vs. Samsung's - Clinton's DNC speech almost entirely accurate - the inevitable blowback (from the AP??) - Obama and Boehner - Duke Medical Center - arrest of Pirate Bay founder linked to Swedish aid to Cambodia - founding father who freed his slaves - positive assessment of Obama's first term - male-on-female harassment - Iran switching cars to natgas The Trick of the Psychopath's Trade: Make Us Believe that Evil Comes from Others - technical discussion AP IMPACT: CO2 emissions in US drop to 20-year low "In a surprising turnaround, the amount of carbon dioxide being released into the atmosphere in the U.S. has fallen dramatically to its lowest level in 20 years, and government officials say the biggest reason is that cheap and plentiful natural gas has led many power plant operators to switch from dirtier-burning coal." - diagram: fossil carbon flows Closer Look at Rift Between Humanists Reveals Deeper Divisions - Sai asks the retrospectively-obvious question about "natural law" - disagrees - the original study, about which James Salsman says: the point of the original study was that the bacterial contamination risk was the same with less pesticide exposure, but the peer reviewers and the media ended up emphasiszing the "no more nutritious" aspect which wasn't what they were looking for. The debunking here is a little over-the-top, but completely correct in pointing out that essentially nobody in the US has any nutritional issues except: too many calories and too little calcium and magnesium.? How Republicans Went Crazy, Democrats Became Useless and the Middle Class Got Shafted - links re Obama's record - Iran deploying warships off US coast BitTorrent study finds most file-sharers are monitored - rape culture - argument on why doing away with the Electoral College is not really a solution -- could Market Socialism help with this, by researching the existing safety-net and helping members to navigate it better? - coffee: gateway drug California Adopts 33% Renewable Energy Standard - Liberia has sold one quarter of its land to logging companies
400390_10152093115030501_1819278242_n.jpg - young Republicans salute labor - The Pirate Bay news - Pirate Party - Sai is trying to work out how to print x-ray-visible lettering Shava Nerad reposting some interesting Labor Day quotes - brief commentary on Ron Paul's party affiliation Lies and distortions V the truth (Wendy Cockcroft) - Democrats and the South Java exploit #2 - a response to emotional blackmail anti-abortion arguments - rapists - the military-industrial-media complex - more nonlethal violence - religion's abusive control memes - how finance is too damned complicated to be of any use, and an example of "gaming the system" - another about-to-be-homeless; also another crowdfunding site - it's official: government is buggy - free-market article critical of police union - birds hold funerals Can Electronics Stores Survive? "The retail chains are responding with turnaround strategies that highlight their abilities to obtain hot new smartphones and tablets, and are trying to capture those purchases that consumers still prefer to make in person." The Foreman's Aha Moment in Apple v. Samsung Was Based on Misunderstanding Prior Art - more misunderstanding - Economist didn't get the memo - pro-mining group complaining about environmental regulation -- book online: A Christmas Carol by Jane Addams - Lauren Weinstein: trolling, and how to deal with it - the chart showing the projected growth of the deficit - liberal response to Ryan's speech - counter to a Fred Singer GW-denial piece - short explanation - US State Dept. on capital punishment in Gambia - minor drug offenders sent into hazardous duty - TPP - unionization rates: US vs. Canada Add It Up: Taxes Avoided by the Rich Could Pay Off the Deficit Convention: Lies and Dog Whistles -- GOP: A party dedicated to five ideas, all reprehensible.,0,2277464.column Blame a dysfunctional patent system for Apple vs. Samsung verdict - origins of Raspberry Pi EXCLUSIVE: Undercover At NOM's Anti-Gay Student Conference North Carolina Anti-Gay Marriage Lawmakers Targeted By New PAC Kim Dotcom offers developers early API access to the upcoming Megaupload reboot Copyright Reform Process Begins Down Under... And They're Actually Asking Good Questions Due process under duress: Detaining citizens under NDAA - developments in the lawsuit against NDAA South Carolina Voter ID Trial: State Sen. Admits Law Couldn't Address His Examples Of Voter Fraud Due process under duress: Detaining citizens under NDAA - more TPP - Facebook apps vs. privacy,_ Film highlights the temptations and perils of blind obedience to authority - old segregationist args vs. modern anti-gay etc. args: same song, different dance -- US-Egypt relations the race card - reasons to vote for Obama, in spite of his... problems. - analogue computing as a power-saver for signal processing - Occupy pictures - civil war on general computing - anecdotes can be data - interesting bit about Gitmo - Chomsky on Israel/Palestine - illegal abortion *Technology & Gynecology -- A World Nation Gone Astray* - another whistleblower punished - unintended PR consequences of Apple's "victory" No Person Shall Be Deprived of Life, Liberty or Property -- Unless the Oil and Gas Industry Says So - Republicans School Board President, Police, Threaten Parent with Arrest for Video Recording Meeting Windows 8 tells Microsoft about everything you install - court upholds $675k penalty for downloading music Lesson from Iceland: Much Better to Screw Over Bondholders than Citizens - windows 8 theory - abortion before Roe Can private property rights protect the environment? - Romney's leaked documents - Paulbot - crowdsourced wind charts improved commerce in 1800s Catholic bishop to bless GOP - money laundering and reshipping fraud - rape - apparently rather right-leaning :-/ - Dana Milbank & FRC - the history of publicizing climate change - more money spent on the War on Drugs - MacIntosh archaeology - software recognizes any language - mentions an ongoing 9/11 trial at Gitmo - my commentary - German publishers want to charge Google for reprinting excerpts - Huxley on agnosticism vs. atheism Gitmo - TOS - touches peripherally on 9/11 - info about GUIDs - Child Mind Institute; parenting - new record low for Arctic sea ice Around 2000, I fired my boss. Not just a specific boss, but all of them, permanently. Wall Street occupiers plan to issue second declaration (includes video) The Pirate Hour, August 9th, 2012: G+ Hangout of CA Pirate Party - Yonatan Zunger agrees with (and elaborates on) my statement about voting systems - another cultural canary cracks - Phil Plait on mysogynistic hate-speech - for #jobsolescence - Shava Nerad on identity (online and off) - John Poteet refutes an anti-organic / pro-GMO mimage (memege? memage?) At Guantanamo tribunals, don't mention the "T" word ('torture') - Shava - long excerpt from "Political Ponerology" - links to erroneous Facebook meme - blasphemy arrest - GOP platform, 1956 - Memorial Auditorium, Gary, IN - "small government" voter suppression gone as of 2022-01-13 The Curious Case of Julian Assange -- Ecuador and international law I Love It When People Say I Can't Understand Romney Because I've 'Never Started Or Run A Business'... (by Henry Blodget, founder of Native Americans and Property Rights - Brandon Raub detained for Facebook comments Climate policy crippled by pointless feel-good gestures - problems with molecular-level simulation - Beck rescues Barton's book (of course) - sentencing of "Pussy Riot" in Russia - E L Weems on Dawkins Copyright or creators' rights?,opposition-rejects-tpp-draft-disclosure.aspx - TPP Primary Payer Status Affects Mortality For Major Surgical Operations "The FRC and its allies on the religious right are saying, in effect, that offering legitimate and fact-based criticism in a democratic society is tantamount to suggesting that the objects of criticism should be the targets of criminal violence." - Obama campaign - another imprisoned activist The Coming Evangelical Collapse - non-evil think-tank? Censorship Comes to Jordan - TV journalists evolving spines? - atheism on the rise globally -- apparently this has its explanation muddled; the process does not *use* natgas. -- advantages of "cooperative economy" - Wozniak on internet freedoms Paul Ryan overview - a few percentiles and stats about wealth by country -- example of disinfo tactics? - police brutality - links to much source material,0,7372823.story has some interesting arguments related to economics Erasing W What is capitalism and is it compatible with anarchism? - Iran -- YouTube exempt from Google "pirate penalty" - more on Trapwire
UK libel law: google "McLibel" for taking photos of Miami Herald profit and PR are the enemies of innovation - government-sponsored malware - Google+ censorship continues - quotes Obama's "you didn't build that" speech - list of rights conferred by marriage,2817,2324217,00.asp - PC repair now requires license in TX - major banks told to make plans for preventing collapse - US won't bring charges against Goldman-Sachs - haven't looked at yet Blackwater - yes, it is illegal to keep water in rain barrels in Colorado - ACTA lives - food prices going up again, drought - Pirate Party - King's competition - impostor syndrome - NOM's wedge strategy infographic: the basic Biblical arguments against gay marriage, and why they're wrong Jeff Rubin: Oil and the End of Globalization - buys up rights, releases to public - Belarus fears the teddy bear threat - infographic: children being pushed into prison - animated GIF of trading volume, 2007-2012 - court rules warrantless wiretapping ok - original article - Republicans blocked it. Broken clock? - aquaponics in Oakland - series about Greenland ice melts - HR 6357 - technological improvements in efficiency can hide increasing poverty - recycling electronics vs. "burdensome environmental regulations" - debunking of anti-net-neutrality article in HuffPo - Fundie education vs. set theory, infinity, modernism - another TSA song - may be relevant to MYL discussion - cloud-dependency - this appears to be a follow-up - and this - and this - tuna, very low levels -- add to filed links for "Expelled",0,5822319.story - reports of 4 gunmen in shooting - voter fraud and voter registration laws - Google has the worst customer service "For decades, the U.S. government banned medical studies of the effects of LSD. But for one longtime, elite researcher, the promise of mind-blowing revelations was just too tempting." - RIAA knew SOPA and PIPA were useless - native culture vs. capitalist imperialism - US effectively allying with Al Qaeda? Mitt Romney lies about Obama Captain Lewis on inequality - video: history of Iran in the context of US intervention - mythical threats from cybercrime and patent-theft - Olympic aftermath - Google+ and offense - tolerance of intolerance - 10 misunderstandings about evolution - income inequality influencing 2012 election - tribe will block pipeline "The Internet Should be Adapted to Allow for Oversight by the National Security Agency" And Now -- Texas and U.S. Facing Growing Threat of Domestic IEDs; Suspend Posse Comitatus? - eating coca leaves has long tradition - nymwars continue 3.5 million homeless, 18.5 million vacant homes - more global warming - someone to poke about MYL/InstaGov? - Peter Sunde gets help from the internets 100% Renewable Energy Reports 2012 Index of Economic Freedom - CO2 refrigerant Leaked Docs Reveal 'Off the Charts' Damage at US Nuke Plant - early victim of Chick-fil-A - Christians don't know where electricity comes from, apparently - Posner rules that embedding infringing video is not a crime Guide to DRM-free Living gets a big update! The Abolition of Work (haven't finished reading) - I don't suppose this can be replicated without tons of equipment... - internet vs. critical thinking (not sure this is a good argument) 'Occupy' as a business model (didn't get to finish reading) - Chick-fil-A and tolerance, again - questioning copyright's tradeoff - Thomas Paine on personal achievement and society - MSM ignores progressive religious positions - Noam Chomsky on Ron Paul "Where is the Outrage?" - now acceptable to 50%, apparently - hackerspace/makerspace - racism and small government Russ Douthat and Chick-fil-A,0 Wal-Mart - Chile, Pinochet, and "economic freedom" - Facebook advertising experiment - patent wars, Apple - not specific to CryptoCat, but to JS-based security'1_percent'?paging=off - flags still standing on Moon FSFE wants to better protect Free Software licenses from bankruptcy - Arizona prison visitation fee - authoritarian followership documentary - law school curriculum TSA because it mentions Amazon - humorous attempt to find all the Obamacare refugees in Canada - bad Twitter - GMO labelling - less cancer in Europe? "stand your ground" law claims another victim - eminent domain Marine Corps Creates Law-Enforcement Battalions - Tor/Forge ebooks now DRM-free - Michelle Bachmann, Christianity... - GM potatoes not fit for consumption - Vint Cerf rebuts Crovitz - NC perspective,8599,2120405,00.html - smackdown of Right's revisionist internet history - SC legislature overrides Gov. Haley, yay - James Taranto's_race-baiting_strategy_could_have_dire_consequences_for_america/ MKULTRA - National Security Letter challenged more "nothing to hide" - internet regulation - Occupy harrassment - real history - argument for gun control from someone with military training - war on voting - first-ever, apparently - organ trafficking - Corning - political ponerology,0,3972693.story - video Chicago's Teachers Could Strike a Blow for Organized Labor Globally Just Post It: The Lesson from Two Cases of Fabricated Data Detected by Statistics Alone - climate change - Jeffrey has some good links - guy who stripped naked in TSA protest is exonerated
Nice bit of misdirection, that article -- taking one of the few areas where the government is doing things right by trying to solve our energy problems for the future instead of remaining dependent on fossil fuels (thus keeping the political system dependent on contributions from the fossil fuel industry), and painting it with the same brush as the revolving-door lobby, the financial bailouts, the Congressional insider trading, and all the other genuine financial crimes of which our government is guilty.... as if _those_ crimes didn't really _matter,_ or maybe as if they hadn't really happened and were just the invention of liberal whiners who hate America (or is that "hate capitalism" -- they're the same thing, right?).

I mean, WTF -- "market distortions" as a high crime? If "distorting the market" was the worst crime the Obama administration was guilty of, I wouldn't be worrying about which 3rd-party candidate to think about wasting my vote on. The market has become so effed-up, so completely *not* working in the public interest, that the odds of any "distortion" being in the public interest have started to look pretty good. Yes, we _want_ industry to "shift resources toward subsidized projects and away from nonsubsidized ones" -- *that's the whole point.* Yeah, it might divert some funding away from other projects -- but it brings much-needed cash into green businesses, many of which have difficulty getting business loans because of all the banks that aren't lending. (You know, because of _real_ crony capitalism.)

Trying to label the solar energy industry a "crony" is pretty laughable too, considering the relative sizes of the solar and fossil fuel industries. I mean, _really?_ Solar energy businesses are bullying our government into doing what they want? Someone is seriously basing an argument on this?

Fossil fuel is the Goliath, here, and solar is like David, age 3, without any underpants on because the anti-sustainability lobby keeps pulling them off and hiding them. "Ooh look, the president's investments in the future slipped on a banana and fell down! See how stupid they look! We should just keep using fossil fuels like we always have, because they're *safe* and *dependable* and they've always been there for us -- *what could possibly go wrong?* " - alludes to a burqa incident in Belgium; where is the news about that? - Muppets abandon CfA,0,2438578.column - euthanasia handled badly by law officials - Ron Wyden admits constitutional violation, but no details - Krugman on Romney and the GOP playbook - Abramoff, "The Lobbyist's Playbook" - FCC measurement cover-up? - Pirate Bay blockade expands - George Carlin: What The Owners Of This Country Want (2005) - exec gives bonus to employees! - Fake Shell Oil campaign by Greenpeace - fertilizing oceans to reduce GW - divide-and-conquer (Chomsky): wedge issues - NYPD drone advertising - Syria - a good overview of GW for skeptics - this is effed-up - mainstream media portrayal of Occupy; black bloc, undercover cops - fluoride in drinking water Attorneys for Texas say study of voter ID law flawed - "Attorneys for Texas on Thursday cited the appearance of former President George W. Bush's name on a list of Texas residents who would supposedly be ineligible to vote in the state under a law requiring voters to show photo identification as evidence a Harvard University study of the measure was deeply flawed." - student detentions - patent trolls cost US economy $29b/year - recent ACTA history - House leadership says questions about Romney finances are ok
Biblical argument for abortion? Deuteronomy 28:53 - And thou shalt eat the fruit of thine own body, the flesh of thy sons and of thy daughters, which the LORD thy God hath given thee, in the siege, and in the straitness, wherewith thine enemies shall distress thee - video The Phony "War on Cops" and the Real War on Us - video - Russian Duma approves censorship - Syria - gender disparity - blog comments are peer-review WikiLeaks wins case against Visa - energy futures - prices - some Big Lies about renewable energy in a gov. report - another photo - less likely than being struck by lightning City of Helsinki Wants To Keep Software Costs Secret - OpenOffice / LibreOffice - war on women - "conspiracy theories" - warning: auto-play video - tragedy of the commons is a myth - Liz Fong's thoughts on franchising as a scam - dunno what it means - endless oil spills in the Niger Delta - Goldman Sachs - belies the myth that the Civil War was not about slavery,0,4909639.story - climate alarm - putting wires underground - homosexual victims of Nazi holocaust - homelessness,0,5093512.story - subtitling - fewer people dying in Africa because of AIDS drugs from US - has some useful details about Fair Use and protected speech -- 80,000 teens can change an editorial policy - Megan McArdle School's in Session at Google - copyright law hindering Google's book-scanning project - Apple really doesn't want their devices to be hackable or repairable - video of interview with anti-abortion demonstrators - HMOs vs. Medicare - "it's not clear that we need patents in most industries" - more IP hindering innovation My submission to the US public consultation on IPR (by Wendy Cockcroft) "Bohemian Grove" conspiracy (video) - Julian Assange's mom,0,1556561.column The young don't buy into propaganda of war between generations
atheist charity: - suggests some reasons for the historical lack
Also, how do they assign a religion to each dollar? - signatories to the Declaration of Internet Freedom "Civilizations in the final stages of decay are dominated by elites out of touch with reality." - the end of an error - slipping large campaign contributions around the monitoring system "How am I supposed to go to a judge if the third party is gagged...?" - National Security Letters Wal-Mart: 50 Years of Gutting America's Middle Class,_stop_complaining_about_obamacare:_here%27s_why_we_won_a_considerable_victory/ - being killed by lightning is more common than voter fraud - voter fraud myths - ACA thoughts from someone who worked on it! - Chevron, Ecuador, TPP - software patents - case histories - very long interview with Chris Hedges; makes a lot of good points from a non-liberal POV. Gets a bit wacky in the last 1/3 or so. - John Dvorak trolls Mac users - discussion of NC-20 and banning sea-level rise - recycling in orbit - Texas hill country freethinker origins - human nature
Notes about Japan and solar power:
Germany: 357,021 km^2, pop. 81,799,600 - 229 people/km^2 - now supplies 50% of its power from solar and wind
Japan: 377,944 km^2, pop. 127,799,000 - 338 people/km^2
problem: Japan is very mountainous; offshore wind is very expensive - essentially police abduction in plain sight? - free ebook crowdfunding site - TX Republicans say schools shouldn't teach higher-order thinking skills - General Mills now supporting marriage equality -- good image for "interpretive framing" - ACTA SWAT Team Throws Flashbangs, Raids Wrong Home Due to Open WiFi Network - Racial Justice Act vetoed (again) - the Mises take on the terrible horrible very bad Swedish medical care system Sam Harris -- "In Defense of 'Spiritual'" - more on the ACA decision - and more ACA (the downside view) - SCOTUS ACA - SCOTUS ACA - long point-by-point summary of what Obamacare actually does - another summary - and another - public perception of Obamacare - the real Romney? - includes link to TSA legislation - discussion and links
"Meanwhile the agency has made clear that they are going to do whatever they want, wherever they want."'BusSafe':_US_bus_riders_may_be_subject_to_questioning_and_searching The state has lost its power to atomize its citizens. - Marriage series, part 2 - Sai and the TSA - more like a sales brochure than a factbook - press release has more info than the book - profit motive - chilling effects of advertising - more on placebos - racism continues - may be of significance to GnuMusiq. Read later.