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Honesty in Politics?

It would be "refreshing":onion, wouldn't it?


Is Authority Real?

p(quote). Does it follow that I reject all authority? Perish the thought. In the matter of boots, I defer to the authority of the bootmaker.

p>. -- Mikhail Bakunin, _God and the State_

p(quote). By liberty I mean the assurance that every man shall be protected in doing what he believes to be his duty against the influences of authority and majorities, custom and opinion.

p>. -- Lord Acton, _History of Freedom_

p(quote). Truth is the daughter of time, not of authority.

p>. -- Francis Bacon Read more »

In Soviet Union, Trivia Pursues YOU!

From the General Knowledge Trivial Pursuit(r) game, volume six, comes this question, in the category of "Science and Nature":

p(quote). What four-letter word do cyber-slang slingers use for "web log"?

As Professor Farnsworth Would Say...

"Good news everyone!":irs Read more »

Situated Software

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So Which Box Are We On?

p(quote). There are four boxes to use in the defense of liberty: soap, ballot, jury, ammo. Use in that order.

p>. --Ed Howdershelt

Political Refuse


"This is great":pi!

p(quote).. HARRISBURG - On the day Gov. Rendell unveiled his budget to a packed House chamber, Rep. William Rieger voted in favor of all six bills that came up.

But Rieger wasn't there. The Democrat was home on Feb. 3, 100 miles away in Philadelphia.

A wad of paper shoved into his electronic "yea" button atop his desk did the work for him.

p. Personally, I am in favor of replacing *all* state and federal legislators with small wads of crumpled paper.

Link via "Fark":fark

Walmart Music Store, Shmalmart Shmusic Shtore


Everyone is all excited about the "Walmart online music store":walmart. Many people seems to be laboring under the misapprehension that Walmart has the lowest price-per-track of all the pay-for-download music services. They don't, not by a long way. Read more »

"[H]e?s one of the most intellectually dishonest people I?ve ever come across."

Over at "selling waves":waves, "this post by shonk":shonk reminds me of a joke.

Q: How do you get Noam Chomsky to shut up?

A: Ask him a question about "linguistics":noam.

Welcome to the Transparent Society

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Good to Go

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You, Too, Can Clone Mimi. Sort of.

Courtesy of the Genetic Science Learning Center at the Eccles Institute of Human Genetics at the University of Utah (whew!) comes this bizarre yet charming (and educational!) Flash animation, "Click & Clone":clone.

Link via "BBSpot":bbspot.


"Citizens Form Massive Special Disinterest Group":onion

Download <u>Man, Economy and State</u>


The "Ludwig von Mises Institute":lvmi has made Murray Rothbard's "+Man, Economy and State+":mes available for download.

Link via "No Treason!":nt

Bob Murphy's <u>Minerva</u>


I am very much enjoying reading Bob Murphy's novel "+Minerva+":minerva, serialized on "Strike the Root":str. Read more »