Monthly Archives: August 2005

a New Orleans account

Here is what you won’t hear in the news: Tim sent me this first-hand account of the looting going on in New Orleans. Live video feed..

Leave a Comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Violent Paramilitary Crackdown on Utah Ravers

There’s a discussion on the forum about a violent raid by SWAT teams on a legal rave in Utah. Comments on the forum: “In my mind, this gets filed as yet another experiment by our government, to test the reaction of the public to martial law and dictatorship…”

Info / Discuss

Leave a Comment

Filed under Uncategorized

My Google Portal sites

Here are some nifty sites whose RSS feeds I’ve added to my Google Portal:


eHow
– features daily “how to” article. Today’s “how to” stories include “How to Deal With an Overbearing Mother” and “How to Select Art for Your Home

Engadget – my source for all gadget-related news. For more general (and more left-biased) tech news, be sure to check out Slashdot.

Interesting Thing of the Day – a daily article on some interesting thing for the culturally-inspired (or challenged).

Wired – one of the first online culture mags, they will occasional feature interesting commentary — if you can filter out all the nonsense.

Capitalism Magazine: a collection of conservative editorials and ARI press releases, this is a good survey of capitalist and Objectivist writing.

Mises.org daily articles –a variety of writers, including the occasional libertarian peacenik, but also some brilliant economic commentary. For more economic insight, check out Café Hayek

The Egosphere – last but not least is my own metablog, which features posts and articles from about a dozen Objectivist bloggers, including yours truly.

Leave a Comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Google Talk is LIVE!

https://i1.wp.com/www.google.com/talk/images/talk_logo.gif?w=500

Google talk is LIVE! Get it now! Add me: heroic(aT) gmail(dot)com

(For those who don’t follow Google’s product lines religiously, Google Talk is their new instant messaging service.)

1 Comment

Filed under Uncategorized

"Targeted guinea pig farm closes"

British enviro-terrorists score another victory:

The family-run Darley Oaks Farm in Newchurch, Staffordshire, has been at the centre of a campaign of abuse.
The owners and people connected with the business have received death threats during the six-year onslaught.

There are two notable things about this story: the UK police have essentially given up trying to stop enviro-terrorists because the “campaign had been so widespread,” and the state-run BBC gives several paragraphs to quote the environuts, (who differ only on tactics) but no room at all to any opposing position. Whether that is because advocates of individual rights have been totally marginalized, or were never there to begin with, I don’t know.

Leave a Comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Mises Photos Online

My (and a few other’s) photos from Mises University 2005 are up.

Leave a Comment

Filed under Uncategorized

New Food Pyramid?

Have you seen the new food pyramid issued by the USDA? I’ve been trying to decipher it, but all I’ve been able to figure out so far is that Nabisco, Kraft, Kellogs, the Milk and Beef lobbies, and PETA sent a lot of $ to Congress.

1 Comment

Filed under Uncategorized