Cops in Tennessee routinely steal cash from citizens . They are ordered to do so and in some cases their salary is paid from the cash that they take. So they have a good reason to imagine that any large sum of money is drug money and take it.
David Frum wrote an insightful article [...]
Barry Ritholtz wrote an insightful post quoting Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City President Thomas Hoenig, who warns that the nation’s biggest banks are putting the U.S. capitalist society at risk . Big banks oppose capitalism.
Glenn Greenwald has written an insightful article for Salon about the modern definition of American excellence being the killing [...]
Forbes has an interesting article about crowd-sourcing by criminals and law enforcement .
Ulissescastr0 made a Youtube video showing how to install SE Linux on Debian/Etch . Probably no-one is using Etch nowadays so this video is outdated, but it’s a good way of teaching people. It would be good if someone made a similar [...]
Ron has written an interesting blog post about the US as a “lottery economy” . Most people won’t win the lottery (literally or metaphorically) so they remain destined for poverty.
Tim Connors wrote an informative summary of the issues relating to traffic light timing and pedestrians/cyclists . I have walked between Southgate and the Crown [...]
Alex Steffen gave an interesting TED talk summarising the ways that greater urban density can reduce energy use while increasing our quality of life .
Geoffrey West gave an interesting TED talk about the way animals, corporations, and cities scale . The main factor is the way that various variables scale in proportion to size. [...]
The Reid Report has an article about the marriage pledge that Michelle Bachmann signed which implies that slavery wasn’t so bad . Greg Carey has written an interesting article for the Huffington Post about marriage and the bible , I always knew that the so-called “conservatives” weren’t basing their stuff on the Bible, but the [...]
TED has published a list of resources for suicide prevention and to help survivors and their families .
Psychology Today has an interesting article by Paula J. Caplan, Ph.D about the recent US Supreme Court decision denying female employees of Walmart the ability to file a class action lawsuit about their poor pay and working [...]
John W. Dean wrote in insightful series of three articles for Findlaw about Authoritarian Conservatives . In summary there are Authoritarian Followers who follow their leader blindly and Authoritarian Leaders who do whatever it takes to gain and maintain power. The Authoritarian mindset lends itself towards right-wing politics.
Mick Ebeling gave an inspiring TED talk [...]
Sebastian Thrun gave an interesting TED talk about the Google driverless car project and explains how his main aim is to avoid all the needless road deaths that are due to human error . Finally a good use for the Google street-view type data!
AnnMarie Thomas gave an interesting short TED talk about using play-dough [...]
Cory Doctorow wrote an interesting article for The Guardian about Harper-Collins attempts to make self-destructing books . They claim that a traditional book falls apart after being read 26 times (a claim that Cory disputes based on personal experience working at libraries) and want ebooks to be deleted after being borrowed so often. Really the [...]