Lighter fare for today

And now for something completely different… Ok not completely different, but some lighter fare for today because it’s a nice summer day and we’ve been tackling some really heavy stuff of late. I haven’t done any link posts for a while because I’ve been super-busy, but here are some really great sites/articles/funny things that have caught my attention. But first, a joke.

The philosopher Descartes walks into a bar. The bartender says, “Are you having a beer?” Descartes says, “I think not!” … and ceases to exist.

(cue groaning) Ok, onward to links…

Check it out, LCC was mentioned on Forbes.com!

This interview with Bill Gates is fascinating if you’re business-inclined.

Biometric data collection is an old idea, but with all sorts of new miniaturized technologies on the horizon it is possible to do some pretty amazing things. Check out this article for more information.

How valuable is a college degree anyway?

Did you know that the Fed has a 16 trillion dollar slush fund? Whoa.

The UK is cracking down on anybody who considers themselves an “anarchist.” I grant that there are violent “anarchists” out there, but hey there are violent “Christians” too. Don’t let the government define the terms – down with classificationism!

Save your friends from outdated email!

I love it when government agencies go toe-to-toe with each other. Check out how NASA’s latest research blows a “gaping hole” in anthropogenic global warming alarmism.

Whose image is on the coin?

Tom Woods slams NCR for their position on using WMDs on civilians.

A Federal Court has ruled that the TSA’s scanners are constitutional, but the TSA didn’t follow the right procedures for their implementation. I’m honestly not sure if this is a negative or a positive yet.

The Evolution of Intellectual Freedom.

If you enjoy reading about technology, check out this article about the state of the tablet and e-reader market. And another interesting development: Why Borders Failed While Barnes and Noble Survived.

There was a hilarious series of comics on Pearls Before Swine (my favorite serial) about government, revolution, and getting thrown in jail for trying to start one. Start here and proceed forward for about 14 days of the comics. Takes only a little time to read through it all. You’ll thank me later… Smile


That’s all for now, stay tuned for more later this week!