Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Liberty Island Publishing

This sounds like an interesting new enterprise:
Our new venture, Liberty Island, will identify and publish the best of a new generation of politically independent and culturally contrarian writers. We’re recruiting writers in a wide range of genres, including thriller, crime, fantasy, mystery, adventure, science fiction, satire, historical and political fiction—even western and romance. Independent in all senses of the word, we are starting a cultural insurgency using the tools of digital technology to circumvent and challenge the mainstream publishing establishment. Liberty Island exists to identify, promote, and introduce these new writers to a likeminded audience that shares their tastes and values—specifically the values of liberty, individualism, and American exceptionalism.
Plus, they are crowdfunding.

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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

The Road Warrior Comes to California

Victor Davis Hanson, professor of Classics at the Hoover Institution, is part of a family line of Californians who have farmed there since the 19th century.

With the perspective of over a century on the same land, he sees the world of The Road Warrior arriving at his fences, and breaching them with impunity.

What a great way to start the day.

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Jury Nullification Law in New Hampshire

New Hampshire seems to have made some modest progress in allowing juries to know that they have the power and the right to refuse to convict a defendant even if it has been proven that the defendant broke the law.

Cato Institute-- tool of the notoriously capitalist Kochtapus-- has the story here.

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Sunday, August 19, 2012

Wisdom & Advice From the Guy Who Invented the First Internally Programable Computer

And the first digital image. It was a photo of his son.

His belief:
“Nothing is withheld from us what we have conceived to do.”
And “Do things that have never been done before” from Russell Kirsch, the guy who invented the internally programmable computer. Internally in the sense that he used to walk into his.

There is worse advice out Vote for politicizing as many decisions as possible.

More here.

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