Monthly Archives: October 2011

The finger would've been more accurate

Remember that “We the People” project?  If not, the short of it is that people could put up petitions on the whitehouse.gov website, and anything with over 5000 signatures within 30 days would get an official response. An illustration of … Continue reading

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Operational Liberalism & unicorns

E.D. Kain makes the following statement in comparison about his views: I think I’m probably equal parts liberal and libertarian – a sort of progressive libertarian or market liberal or something of that nature. On the one hand, I tend … Continue reading

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Contradiction: sometimes useful

I observed a couple things today that seemingly have nothing to do with each other, but actually serve as examples of a related thing after some brief reflection.  Consider: -The NBA lockout — a forced work stoppage imposed on the … Continue reading

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"Never mind the mold. And the termites. And the blood on the walls. And…"

Shorter Matt Yglesias: “Yes, the Fed is a central planner, but it just made a mistake. Ron Paul is nuts!” Shorter Washington Examiner: “Here, have yet more proof the Fed is hard-drive-in-a-clothes-dryer-full-of-nails corrupt” The latter cites as a source the … Continue reading

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The other point

Will Wilkinson observes the organizational method of the OWS crew and notices it carries its own message: OWS is not simply a group of like-minded people gathered together to make a point with a show of collective force, though it … Continue reading

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Productivity Update

Was bored earlier today, did a beat, this is the result: http://player.soundcloud.com/player.swf?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F25859253 Semi-goth by b psycho So titled because something about the strings and organ reminded me of somethin’ you’d hear in the score of a horror film during a … Continue reading

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Maybe bring a dictionary next time?

Word of the day: Trespass. Definitions courtesy of The Free Dictionary: 1. To commit an offense or a sin; transgress or err. 2. Law: To commit an unlawful injury to the person, property, or rights of another, with actual or … Continue reading

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