- Why I Feel Bad for the Pepper-Spraying Policeman, Lt. John Pike – Alexis Madrigal – National – The Atlantic
"Let’s not pretend that Pike is an independent bad actor." militarization of the police. (I’d go back even a step further and look at Darrell Gates & LAPD, early 90s.)
- xkcd: Money
"A chart of (almost) all of it, where it is, and what it can do" – astounding, overwhelming, fascinating.
- Facebook is gaslighting the web. We can fix it. – Anil Dash
"Facebook promotes captive content on its network ahead of content on the web, prohibits users from bringing open content into their network, warns users not to visit web content, and places obstacles in front of visits to web sites"
- Confessions of a Community College Dean: An Open Letter to Chancellor Katehi of the University of California, Davis
"I’m not writing you to educate you about free speech or police brutality. I assume you’re smart enough to understand both, and to see clearly that the University was badly on the wrong side here. I’m writing as a fellow higher ed administrator."
- About Pepper Spray | Guest Blog, Scientific American Blog Network
"As the chart makes clear, commercial grade pepper spray leaves even the most painful of natural peppers (the Himalayan ghost pepper) far behind."
- Paramilitary Policing From Seattle to Occupy Wall Street | The Nation
"most of what police are called upon to do, day in and day out, requires patience, diplomacy and interpersonal skills." not this paramilitary BS. Honestly, I don’t want to be all "F*** Tha Police"; I’d rather have guys like the one who gave me a ride home after C’s bike crash.
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