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Monthly Archives: October 2008

Linkdump for October 30th

by Rob Friesel

Designs Beyond Human Abilities via kapowee Dept. of Disputation: Red Sex, Blue Sex: Reporting & Essays: The New Yorker At The New Yorker: In Regnerus’s survey, the teen-agers who espouse this new morality are tolerant of premarital sex (and of contraception and abortion) but are themselves cautious about pursuing it. Regnerus writes, “They are interested […]

Linkdump for October 28th

by Rob Friesel

What Sarah Palin Is Saying By Anil Dash: Read this; it is important. Dash does a great job of unpacking Palin's speech patterns, phrasing, and signifiers and using it to illustrate what is clearly a dangerous sub-text that now dominates large portions of the Republican establishment and its discourse. If Election ’08 Were a Science […]

Linkdump for October 25th

by Rob Friesel

How the financial collapse killed libertarianism. By Jacob Weisberg at Slate Magazine: The worst thing you can say about libertarians is that they are intellectually immature, frozen in the worldview many of them absorbed from reading Ayn Rand novels in high school. Cake Wrecks …as a follow-up to Mike’s Amazing Cakes: the other end of […]

Linkdump for October 23rd

by Rob Friesel

Charlie’s Diary: On finishing Free O’Reilly tech books and Safari contest at B²: cool Now is the Time Sen. Bernie Sanders: Let me be specific about what a "Rebuild America" program should include… 10 Very Good Reasons Why You Should Grow a Giant Beard I'm a particular fan of #s 1-4 + 9. Shouts & […]

a two-thirds baked idea about taxes

by Rob Friesel

I’m thinking that Americans (i.e., “we” and/or “us”) need to get over this bullshit obsession we have with taxes.  I’ve been thinking about this recently and I’m convinced that the mythologizing of the Boston Tea Party and that blasted James Otis quote have undermined us from the beginning. I can’t remember an election cycle (Presidential […]

Linkdump for October 21st

by Rob Friesel

The Things He Carried at The Atlantic (November 2008): Schneier and I walked to the security checkpoint. “Counter terrorism in the airport is a show designed to make people feel better,” he said. “Only two things have made flying safer: the reinforcement of cockpit doors, and the fact that passengers know now to resist hijackers.” […]