we didn't cross the borders. The borders crossed...
Hackers planning a new attack on Sony within the... →
haha. I’m loving this.
Robert Reich: The Great Switch by the Super Rich →
robertreich: Forty years ago, wealthy Americans financed the U.S. government mainly through their tax payments. Today wealthy Americans finance the government mainly by lending it money. While foreigners own most of our national debt, over 40 percent is owned by Americans – mostly the very wealthy.
Guardian: Apple "studies" Lodsys patent claims →
chipotle: Florian Mueller, quoted in the article: It’s actually questionable whether Lodsys’s patents would survive a well-funded effort to have them declared invalid. Even if they could be upheld under the system as it stands, there’s no way that those patents represent a fair deal between society and [Lodsys].” The idea that patents are supposed to be a “fair deal” between...
How Robber Barons hijacked the "Victorian... →
It’s a largely forgotten story, but one that still has relevance today. If you follow debates about broadband policy, you know that there are two perspectives perennially at war with each other. One seeks some regulation of the dominant industries and service providers of our time. The other seeks carte blanche for the private sector to do as it sees fit. Nowhere does the latter camp press...
Florida State University grants Koch Industries... →
One more reason to think that economics is really not any more of a “science” than astrology. And Florida is dumb… down with them and Koch. jtotheizzoe: This a slap in the face to academic freedom. The Libertarian Charles G. Koch foundation has pledged money to the FSU economics department in exchange for the ability to sign off on faculty hiring. This is the same Koch that,...
It's Okay To Be Smart: How did they verify bin... →
jtotheizzoe: You’ve no doubt got plenty of news blogs to follow for the latest on bin Laden’s death. One thing jumped out at me that I thought I should address on my science blog. After announcing the death of terrorist mastermind Osama bin Laden yesterday, the US was careful to report that the body they…
Rush Limbaugh is BESIDES HIMSELF with joy about the killing of Osama Bin Laden. I certainly never thought I’d see the day that Rush would say anything positive about Obama, much less lavish such high praise on the president. Its nice to see Rush happy :-)