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December 31, 2007

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  • George Orwell’s supressed preface to Animal Farm [Digg]

    Posted: Sun, 30 Dec 2007 13:30:43 -0600
    I know that the English intelligentsia have plenty of reason for their timidity and dishonesty, indeed I know by heart the arguments by which they justify themselves. But at least let us have no more nonsense about defending liberty against Fascism. If liberty means anything at all it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.
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  • How to Install Wikipedia on Your iPod [Digg]

    Posted: Sat, 29 Dec 2007 21:42:47 -0600
    Yes that’s right. You can now have the entire Wikipedia encylopedia on your iPod. Clocking in at only 1.7 GB of space, it is a very handy tool if you have the sudden uncontrollable urge while out at the shops to discover the capital of Mongolia or the mating habits of eels
  • The RIAA Will Die in 2008. . . [Digg]

    Posted: Sat, 29 Dec 2007 21:33:19 -0600
    I realize lots of folks have been predicting the imminent demise of the RIAA and the music industry since the inception of Napster and yet both are still here and still treating legitimate customers as criminals – or at least as potential criminals. Sure individuals have tried to fight the RIAA’s questionable lawsuits and. . .
  • American Parallels …the decline of the American Empire [Digg]

    Posted: Sat, 29 Dec 2007 18:31:06 -0600
    “History, they say, doesn’t repeat –but it does echo. Looking back at other situations, other republics and empires, one is tempted to draw parallels between then and now. The parallel drawn most often is the decline of the British Empire .In the end America will follow its own unique path. All Republics end, and so do all Empires.” 4 for pause.
  • RIAA suing citizen for copying legally purchased CDs to PC [Digg]

    Posted: Sat, 29 Dec 2007 18:22:40 -0600
    “Ira Schwartz, the industry’s lawyer in the case, is arguing that MP3 files created on his [Jeffrey Howell’s] computer from legally purchased CDs are indeed “unauthorized copies,” and while we’ve no idea what will become of all this, we suppose you should go on and wipe those personal copies before you too end up in handcuffs.”
  • Congress Doesn’t Exist Unless I Say It Does [Digg]

    Posted: Sat, 29 Dec 2007 11:20:36 -0600
    Bush is now claiming a “pocket veto” on the Defense Authorization Bill even though Congress is still in session. The Constitution explicitly states that ‘pocket veto” only exists when Congress is not in session.
  • Creeping Fascism: From Nazi Germany to Post 9/11 America [Digg]

    Posted: Sat, 29 Dec 2007 10:21:02 -0600
    “Americans today are seeing the same sheepish submissiveness that characterized Germany after the burning of the Reichstag.” Is democracy slowly disappearing? Hitler and Franco did it in Germany and Spain. Is Bush doing it in the USA?
  • Rude Customer Leaves Waitress $50,000 and a Car In His Will [Digg]

    Posted: Sat, 29 Dec 2007 08:28:36 -0600
    She made sure his food was as hot as he wanted, even if it meant he burned his mouth. And she smiled through his demands and curses. The 89-year-old Walter “Buck” Swords obviously appreciated it, leaving the waitress $50,000 and a 2000 Buick when he died.
  • 5 “Disposable” Web Accounts to Keep Your Identity Safe [Digg]

    Posted: Fri, 28 Dec 2007 21:40:42 -0600
    Fed up with spam? Tired of telemarketing calls? Feelin’ paranoid about identity theft? … Here you’ll find a bunch “throwaway” web tools that can help you out.
  • Steal This Film 2 Goes Live [Digg]

    Posted: Fri, 28 Dec 2007 14:46:16 -0600
    We’ve been waiting… and waiting… but STEAL THIS FILM II has finally been released, and it’s available for free. The League of Noble Peers announce that film is intended to ‘bring new people into the leagues of those now prepared to think ‘after intellectual property.
  • Thomas Edison’s long-lost ‘Frankenstein’ film [Digg]

    Posted: Fri, 28 Dec 2007 14:22:15 -0600
    The first film of Frankenstein was produced by Thomas Edison’s studio in 1910 and was the perfect choice to kick off production under the new moral banner of censorship. An interesting document in its own right, it is also an example of the ways censorship does not merely suppress art, but influences the shape of the art that does appear.

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