Maggie’s Harvest of Links

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

(Thanks to Radley for the first two items, Jesse Walker for the third, Grace for the fourth, Walter Olson for the fifth and Brooke Magnanti for the sixth.)

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10 Responses to “Maggie’s Harvest of Links”

  1. #1 |  johnl | 

    About the Port Orange story, it looks like it was the husband who called the police. It was probably his intent for his wife to be arrested.

  2. #2 |  Gentry Semper Fi | 

    A Pissy Cop, Go figure?? However what was an aggrievation and slight humiliation on your part, could well have been a life saver to another little girl (especially after the recent attempted snatching thats all over the web).. Thank God for paranoid nosey neighbors, unconstitutional surveilance camera’s, GPS cars & phones and inter city unmanned drones (there already in use in KCMO) and everything else the makes living in the 21st century so great!!

  3. #3 |  derfel cadarn | 

    The best ideas come from everywhere the “professionals”may have to work out the details but brilliant is NOT exclusive to the pros.
    Marine story re-enforces the generally held concept of Military intelligence,there isn’t any
    The cops are NOT your friends
    What people wish to insert in various bodily orifices is their own business government has NO place in it. For institutions that are full of assholes(government,all levels) one would think that obscenity laws would apply to them

  4. #4 |  Yizmo Gizmo | 

    “The cops are NOT your friends”

    I’ve had such unpleasant experiences with them, the idea
    never even crossed my mind.

    On a positive note, the UC Davis Pickled Pepper Sprayer (john Pike) got

  5. #5 |  jesse | 

    The taxi/limo story made me see red.

    How is it that taxi companies in particular are so successful getting governments to ensure their monopolies? I can’t think of another business so good at it other than big companies in the defense industry.

    And the fact that a surcharge is put on taxi fares to cover police overtime? To enforce these rules? The taxi companies, the police, the courts, the jails, they’re all in cahoots to milk us for every dime.

  6. #6 |  Leon Wolfeson | 

    When you’re hostile to the cops, of course they’ll never be useful to you. Certainly I don’t TRUST them, but neither am I hostile to them and they don’t know me from jack, so they’ve been useful to me in the past.

    And no, of course it’s not “impossible”. The moment someone whips out a gun here, people call the police. It doesn’t matter WHERE it comes from.

  7. #7 |  Personanongrata | 

    Welcome to our world.

    Ah, yes, I understand, the California prision system overflowing with more non-violent drug offenders than California is able to “warehouse” so they’ve decided to lock up licenced limo drivers to add to the self inficted morass.

    It costs California roughly $47,000.00 (2008) per year to “warehouse” people in prison while spending only $9,000.00 (2012) per year to educate a student.


  8. #8 |  CK | 

    I think it is about time to ban 3-d printers. How can we stop people from enjoying life if technology keeps improving the ways people can enjoy life?

  9. #9 |  John C. Randolph | 

    I think it’s time for me to organize the International Brotherhood of Strikebreakers and Picket Line Crossers.


  10. #10 |  Douglas Nordling | 

    Thanks for a great month, Maggie. Much appreciated your own writing, as well as all the links. And now I’ve got you bookmarked.