My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2011-1-30) →
The Beatles (25) David Bowie (9) Herbie Hancock (6) The Long Winters (5) Colin Hay (4) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
Google Starts Censoring BitTorrent, RapidShare and... →
It’s taken a while, but Google has finally caved in to pressure from the entertainment industries including the MPAA and RIAA. The search engine now actively censors terms including BitTorrent, torrent, utorrent, RapidShare and Megaupload from its instant and autocomplete services. The reactions from affected companies and services are not mild, with BitTorrent Inc., RapidShare and Vodo all...
Wikileaks Gets Hold of Counterinsurgency Manual →
“The document, which has been verified, is official US Special Forces doctrine. It directly advocates training paramilitaries, pervasive surveillance, censorship, press control and restrictions on labor unions & political parties. It directly advocates warrantless searches, detainment without charge and the suspension of habeas corpus. It directly advocates bribery, employing...
Your Lying Eyes: Can This Be Happening? →
Brains, you may not realize, make arbitrary assumptions to keep our world intact.
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2011-1-16) →
The Long Winters (36) Arcade Fire (26) Death Cab for Cutie (19) The Decemberists (9) Van Halen (9) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
18 Disturbing Things We Wouldn't Know Without... →
So far, WikiLeaks has released less than 3,000 cables from the 251,000-document cache, but already the media, politicians and the public are questioning the value of the leak. “It’s important,” Mitchell writes, “to review a small sample of what we have learned thanks to WikiLeaks since April and the release of the ‘Collateral Murder’ US helicopter video, which showed the...
Fred Phelps is a Con Man →
Fred Phelps does not believe what he is doing. This is a scam. He’s a disgusting pigfucker, to be sure, and the pigfuckers who protest with him are equally disgusting, but this article is interesting and makes a lot of sense to me.
Why You Should Feel Cheated, Deceived and Sickened... →
If middle- and upper-middle-class families had the same share of the economic pie as in 1980, they’d be making an average of $12,500 more per year.