October 12, 2012
"One day you will be called upon to break a big law in the name of justice and rationality. Everything will depend on it. You have to be ready. How are you going to prepare for that day when it really matters? You have to stay “in shape” so that when the big day comes you will be ready. What you need is “anarchist calisthenics.” Every day or so break some trivial law that makes no sense, even if it’s only jaywalking. Use your own head to judge whether a law is just or reasonable. That way, you’ll keep trim; and when the big day comes, you’ll be ready."

James C. ScottTwo Cheers for Anarchism

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October 12, 2012
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Forty Years of Drug War Failure Represented in a Single Chart

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Forty Years of Drug War Failure Represented in a Single Chart

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September 19, 2012
"[The Anarchists] never have claimed that liberty will bring perfection; they simply say that its results are vastly preferable to those that follow authority."

— Benjamin Tucker (via socraticapology)

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August 13, 2012
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August 12, 2012

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August 2, 2012

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July 25, 2012

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July 25, 2012
Stream of Consciousness: Dear, Boston Red Sox fans.

lost-and-searching-in-america:

You guys kept telling me all season “just wait ‘till August.” Well, it’s almost August…

And

The Baltimore Orioles are still well above .500, in 2nd place in AL East, and a serious playoff contender.

While…

Your Red Sox still suck.

When you said “just wit…

And I’ll just leave this here…
Fuck the red socks

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July 25, 2012

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July 24, 2012
"Anarchy refers to a society without a central political authority. But it is also used to refer to disorder or chaos. This constitutes a textbook example of Orwellian newspeak in which assigning the same name to two different concepts effectively narrows the range of thought. For if lack of government is identified with the lack of order, no one will ask whether lack of government is absolutely essential to the case for the state. For if people were ever to seriously question whether government is really productive of order, popular support for government would almost instantly collapse."

— John Hasnas, Georgetown University (via laliberty)

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July 10, 2012
"The men the American public admire most extravagantly are the most daring liars; the men they detest most violently are those who try to tell them the truth."

— H. L. Mencken (via the-altar)

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July 10, 2012
"The Federal Government must have the ability to communicate at all times and under all circumstances to carry out its most critical and time sensitive missions. Survivable, resilient, enduring, and effective communications, both domestic and international, are essential to enable the executive branch to communicate within itself and with: the legislative and judicial branches; State, local, territorial, and tribal governments; private sector entities; and the public, allies, and other nations. Such communications must be possible under all circumstances to ensure national security, effectively manage emergencies, and improve national resilience. […]

The Secretary of Homeland Security shall: […] satisfy priority communications requirements through the use of commercial, Government, and privately owned communications resources, when appropriate."

Barack Obama’s Executive Order on “Assignment of National Security and Emergency Preparedness Communications Functions,” which is being interpreted in the little news coverage it had received (see here and here) as giving the President permission to take over (assuming he does not simply wish to use the kill switch) all private websites if he deems a national emergency to be in progress.

The Electronic Privacy Information Center explains:

Under the Executive Order the White House has also granted the Department [of Homeland Security] the authority to seize private facilities when necessary, effectively shutting down or limiting civilian communications. In 2011, Congress considered similar provisions in cybersecurity legislation, which would have allowed the government to disconnect communications traffic in times of national security. Following public protest, congress abandoned the proposal.

In other words, assuming I’m not grossly misinterpreting the allusion to 2011 internet legislation which did not pass thanks to mass online protests:  You didn’t want SOPA and PIPA, so Obama just decided to do part of what those laws would have done through Executive Order instead.  

Such a devotion to democracy that man has.

TL;DR:  This is important.  You don’t get a TL;DR.  Go back and read it.

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