…are you, too, getting tired of being jerked around by folks from a really bad neighborhood?
Kentucky Congressman Thomas Massie is kicking over the rock hiding the shameful practices of the USDA and Big Meat. Corporations and government cronies are gumming up the meat supply, not butchers or supermarkets.
In San Clemente, sk8rs shovel sand to stick it to the Man. I’d tell the Man where to pound that sand, too. Tip from the Instapundit, which is becoming a hotbed of Re-Open America Revolutionaries.
Over at American Digest, Van Der Leun gives us a “view from the trenches” that tells us how to Reopen America: Holding Steady won’t be enough to save us. It won’t be nearly enough. To save ourselves we have to find a way to save that couple’s small restaurant. Their restaurant is one — onlyContinue reading “Holding Steady Will Not Sustain Us”
Randal O’Toole, the Anti-Planner, points out the wrongheadedness of ever-increasing urban density, Now, we are getting another lesson. Due to a novel virus, we are told to “socially distance” ourselves. But no one is telling us to drive our cars instead of riding transit. Instead, the transit agencies are still operating and giving out platitudesContinue reading “Don’t Bunch Up!”
Every semester, I begin my introductory biostatistics class with a simple “show of hands” experiment based on the Bouba-Kiki effect. Prior to the experiment I “volunteer” two students at random to count hands, and when hands are raised, each of my volunteers counts silently and independently. Invariably, the counts DO NOT MATCH. We briefly discussContinue reading “Make Every Vote Count”
Phylagen, a San Francisco biotech company, has developed a technique for tracking previous locations of objects based on the composition of dust the object has collected. In another experiment, the sampling technology allowed researchers to determine where a person had walked within 1 kilometer in San Francisco, because of the microbes picked up by theirContinue reading “Dust Yourself Off”
BIG BIZ Uh, oh. The punditry is starting to wise up. Here’s 4 Reasons Why Big Tech is Hazardous to Our Lives. Google AI Ethics Council is Falling Apart. Part artistic ethical differences, part Googloid mau-mauing. Only the truly clueless would use “Google” and “ethics” in the same sentence. Time for a ‘Third-Party Audit’ ofContinue reading “The Cyberfascism Bulleting #3: Spring Cleaning Edition”
I wish I was foolin’. All this stuff’s real, so the joke’s on us. BIG BIZ An oldie but goodie: Kim DuToit discovers that the Weather Channel app is selling his location data in near real time. He is not amused. Heck, I didn’t even realize that drunken online shopping was a thing. How naiveContinue reading “The Cyberfascism Bulletin #2: April Fool’s Edition”
This is the first in a continuing series of “callouts” detailing the onslaught of the ubiquitous surveillance and behavioral influence state. Remember, whether the state seizes industry, or industry seizes the state, the result is still fascism. BIG BIZ Volvo wants to spy on you while you drive. Two thoughts immediately came to mind: (1)Continue reading “The Cyberfascism Bulletin #1: Spring Break Edition”