The Oxford English Dictionary accepts both pronunciations. They are wrong. It is...– Steve Wilhite, the creator of the GIF, chiming in on the pronunciation of the word. (As everyone knows, choosy memes choose “jif.”) Wilhite, a former CompuServe employee, created the format in 1987 and is to receive an award for his creation tonight. (via shortformblog)
Barticles: Survival strategies of Governmentus... →
barticles: Government, an aggressive and complex multicellular organism, can be found in nearly every region and climate of the planet, including those such as North America where the natural habitat is often inhospitable. In order to thrive in such climates, government has evolved a variety of sophisticated survival strategies. These have enabled it to co-exist with, and often out-compete,...
EFF Will Accept Bitcoins to Support Digital... →
Today, we’re happy to announce that we will be accepting Bitcoin donations through our website. You can use them to make one-time donations, set up monthly donations or get an EFF membership (which includes awesome membership swag like EFF hats and digital freedom t-shirts).
When all government, in little as in great things, shall be drawn to Washington...– Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) Source: (1821) in a letter to Gideon Granger. (via timlebsack)
ShortFormBlog: News! →
shortformblog: staff: Everyone, I’m elated to tell you that Tumblr will be joining Yahoo. Before touching on how awesome this is, let me try to allay any concerns: We’re not turning purple. Our headquarters isn’t moving. Our team isn’t changing. Our roadmap isn’t changing. And our mission – to empower creators to make their best work and get it in front of the audience they deserve –...
Exclamation: Tumblr. + Yahoo! = !! →
shortformblog: yahoo: I’m delighted to announce that we’ve reached an agreement to acquire Tumblr! We promise not to screw it up. Tumblr is incredibly special and has a great thing going. We will operate Tumblr independently. David Karp will remain CEO. The product roadmap, their team, their wit and… Note to Yahoo: If you post images in text posts, they don’t look as good on the dashboard...
The Marxist Karl Mannheim was presented with a problem: If everybody is...– Murray Rothbard (via eltigrechico)
Just finished work for the day... at 2:05 am...
sugashane: I haven’t been posting much here or anywhere and that’s because I’ve been working like a mule. I’ve been putting in 50 to 60 hours a week for a few months now but this last week has spiked up to 80 hours… Read More reblogging the hustle
Hear Ye, Future Deep Throats: This Is How to Leak... →
We now live in a world where public servants informing the public about government behavior or wrongdoing must practice the tradecraft of drug dealers and spies. Otherwise, these informants could get caught in the web of administrations that view George Orwell’s 1984 as an operations manual. With the recent revelation that the Department of Justice under the Obama administration secretly...
C4SS.ORG: Portland neighbors pave their own... →
c4ss: PORTLAND – A group of Southwest Portland residents decided they were tired of neighborhood potholes and hired a contractor to fix the problem. But the city might now charge those residents to bring those unpermitted repairs up to code. Homeowner Peter Samson said that until about seven months ago he could barely even make it into his own driveway because the road in front of his Multnomah...
There are people who think that plunder loses all its immorality as soon as it...– Frédéric Bastiat (via thinksquad)
Joy is not in things; it is in us.– Richard Wagner (via timlebsack)
Wherever despotism abounds, the sources of public information are the first to...– Calvin Coolidge (via timlebsack)
If there is one principle more deeply rooted in the mind of every American, it...– Thomas Jefferson (via timlebsack)
I favor free trade in drugs for the same reason the Founding Fathers favored...– Thomas Szasz (via hipsterlibertarian)
Society has arisen out of the works of peace; the essence of society is...– Ludwig von Mises (via hipsterlibertarian)
IRS Has a Long History of Political Abuse →
barticles: In fact, the use of the ever-intrusive and inquisitorial IRS as a political bludgeon by whichever party controls the executive branch has a long history, starting, apparently, as far back as the administration of Frankling Delano Roosevelt. In New Deal or Raw Deal, author Burton Fulsom, Jr. (admittedly, no FDR fan) devoted a chapter to the early use of the IRS as a political hit...
Government schools can’t protect children from bullies, drug dealers, and...– Harry Browne (June 17, 1933 – March 1, 2006)
The "Printable Gun" Already Has DC, California,... →
A handgun made by a consumer-grade 3D printer successfully fired a bullet this weekend. That shot did not go unheard- files detailing printing of the handgun called the “Liberator” were released f…
Barticles: "President Ascroft" →
barticles: That’s how David Boaz titles this telling comparison: President Obama has drawn some fire for telling Ohio State University graduates, among other things: Unfortunately, you’ve grown up hearing voices that incessantly warn of government as nothing more than some separate, sinister entity that’s at the root of all our problems; some of these same voices also doing their best to gum...
Use These Secret NSA Google Search Tips to Become... →
Want to know how to “‘hack” Google like the pros? The NSA has released a book it produced for its workers on how to find intelligence on the web. This document is six-years old and the result of a FOIA request.
Is a caffeination age coming? →
hipsterlibertarian: I mentioned a few days ago that the FDA is considering new regulations on caffeine, because they don’t want it added to foods and drinks other than coffee, tea, or colas, which are “traditional” caffeinated items. Unsurprisingly, the FDA’s arguments as to why these regulations are needed have taken the “think of the children” route, a route which could possibly lead to age...
G. Keith Smith, M.D.: Canadians Finally Figuring... →
thefreelioness: surgerycenterofoklahoma: Dr. Jeffrey Singer wrote this piece for Reason Magazine this week. His article explains why the number of Canadians fleeing to the United States for surgery may have peaked and might indeed be falling. As the Canadian system continues its death spiral, private health clinics and mini-hospitals… Read this. Solutions abound in the free market.
Feds Spend $402,721 on Underwear That Senses... →
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Gold Standard Fully Supported By... Alan... →
You read that right. After such establishment “luminaries” as World Bank president Robert Zoellick, Warren Buffett’s father Howard, Jim Grant, and, most recently, Kansas Fed president Thomas Hoenig, all voiced their support for a return to a gold standard, the most recent addition to the motley group of contrite voodoo shamans is none othe than the man who is singlehandedly...
Barticles: More on Teens, Sex, Crime, and Now... →
barticles: Yesterday I noted the weird schizophrenia in American public opinion regarding adolescents. Conservative states such as Mississippi will treat children as young as 13 as adults in certain criminal cases, but requires both parents’ assent before a female as old as 17 and 11 months can have an abortion. Liberal opinion is just as schizophrenic in reverse: Progressives think kids who...