Published on 2011-11-22 03:41:00
There's been a lot of police abuse lately with the OWS protests over the US. I'm watching these videos of cops going off on empty-handed protesters. And I find myself feeling both mad and vulnerable.
Why do police behave like this? Maybe it's the megaman-like riot gear that's turning them sour.
Or it could also be the police acting as a group causing deindividuation. There's a tendency for people to behave outside peaceful social norms when they aren't individually identifiable. This seems [..]
Published on 2011-07-03 19:55:00
I think we know why we're here.
So what do we do about these companies?
Screw MasterCard,Visa, and Paypal
Who would have guessed that a site dedicated to whistleblowing would piss off the largest corporations in the world? You? We
Published on 2011-06-19 19:08:00
I compiled this as a protest to LexisNexis and Westlaw. I hope this allows others to better navigate the legal and scholarly resources that are publicly available.
US Case and Codified Law
GoogleLegalSearch(Shows Referenced Cases) Justia&nbs
Published on 2011-04-07 23:31:00
Glenn Greenwald recently did a piece on the impotence of the partisan voter--specifically those voting Democrat. And he was right. Democrats take the votes from the Left for granted. Democrats can violate civil liberties, pay out corporate welfare, a
Published on 2011-02-01 00:56:00
The following is taken directly from The Center for Election Science. In January of 2011, New Hampshire state representative Dan McGuire created HB 240, which would establish Approval Voting for all state offices and presidential primaries. The bil
Published on 2010-07-20 20:24:00
Range voting is a single-seat voting system that never forces voters to betray their favorite, is immune to vote splitting, and is highly expressive.
This video was initially on the website RangeVote.com. The end of the video shows a link for the
Published on 2010-07-18 19:55:00
Matt Gonzalez has graciously used his blog to host an essay from the folks at the Center for Range Voting/Election Science Foundation. For those that aren’t familiar with Matt Gonzalez, here’s a background:
Matt was the head of the Board of S
Published on 2010-07-03 15:01:00
I'm trying out some video stuff. Feel free to let me know what you think. Approval voting as described here is for a single-winner office election. Here are some useful links:
Steven Brams on approval voting: http://bigthink.com/ideas/18726
Published on 2010-06-14 12:00:00
(Refugee Camps in Gaza Strip and Surrounding Area)
By now we've all heard of the Israeli attack on the flotilla aid ship set for Gaza. If not, a background can be found here. This attack was carried out in international waters. The flotilla intended
Published on 2010-05-31 14:51:00
Speech by Mike Prysner (quotes used throughout post).
"We Were Told We Were Fighting Terrorists.
But the Real Terrorist Was Me."(US "Shock and Awe" Attack on Iraq, May 2003)Afghan civilian deaths by US troops since invasion: 6,500 (Guardian)
Published on 2010-05-20 21:18:00
The Associated Press story above describes how the Pakistani government banned Facebook over the Everyone Draw Mohammad Day Campaign. The government has also answered by blocking YouTube (Guardian). This campaign came about after an artist from Seatt
Published on 2010-05-16 10:49:00
"I went down to the market where all the women shop. I pulled out my machete, and I began to chop. I went down to the park where all the children play. I pulled out my machine gun and I began to spray." Stieber's commanding officer ordered hi
Published on 2010-05-15 14:18:00
That time has come once again for chess enthusiasts--The World Chess Championship. This title has been around since 1886 when William Steinitz won the first championship. Interestingly, there was some dispute over the managing of the title from the e
Published on 2010-05-13 15:39:00
Wikileaks launched in late 2006 with the mission of bringing to light hidden information. In this talk, Assange describes how this burying of intelligence by the West sets precedent for other countries. This tactic by the West provides justification