14 February 2009

steve mirksy on security theater

Steve Mirsky, famous for his column in Scientific American, blasts the TSA and ridiculous rule-making in his latest.

08 February 2009

quote of the day-or-so

Make no mistake, tax cheaters cheat us all, and the IRS should enforce our laws to the letter.
Sen. Tom Daschle, Congressional Record, May 7, 1998, p. S4507

never talk to the cops. ever.

the following is a good talk re: the true state of our relationship with the state.

i used to think that the simple act of recording interrogations would help to correct problems in false convictions, but i'm not so sure now. it's still a step worth taking, i suppose.
part 2

(HT: RvB)

07 February 2009

quote of the day-or-so

Democracy should be more than two wolves and a sheep voting on whether a dentist is being “asymmetrically unjust.”