Owl: Aaron Swartz — Prosecutors as Persecutors — Call to End All Donations to MIT — Burn MIT to the Ground, Metaphorically Speaking

Following up on the excellent post, Mongoose: Moti Nissani on Who Killed Aaron Swartz? it is now clear MIT refuses to cut any kind of deal, and the prosecutor went nuclear on what should have been a matchbook case.  Now it emerges that the prosecutor going after Swartz went after another young man involved with …

Reflections on Lincoln, Principle, Compromise, Autonomous Internet & Citizen Intelligence / Counter-Intelligence 2.0 with Meta-RECAP

EDIT of 21 January 2013:  I have gotten both sharp criticism from folks I revere, and complements.  I am more than willing to delete this, but I am more interested in having people think outside the lines.  I’ve made some revisions, adding issues and readings in each section.   Email me as you please, robert.david.steele.vivas [at] …

Berto Jongman: Sandy Hook Reprise — What? + Plus Lack of Truth in USA RECAP

Sorcha Faal is a known fabricator with a gift for identifying legitimate sources worth reading on their own. Obama Death Squads Kill Top Gun Activists As New Massacre Fears Rise EXTRACT Unfortunately for the Obama regime, this report says, and the reason for another “tragic event” needing to happen, is that the “official story” about …

Michel Basuwens: The Relational State – The Human Factor

THE RELATIONAL STATE HOW RECOGNISING THE IMPORTANCE OF HUMAN RELATIONSHIPS COULD REVOLUTIONISE THE ROLE OF THE STATE Edited by Graeme Cooke and Rich Muir Featuring Lead Essays by Geoff Mulgan and Marc Stears Institute for Public Policy Research (UK), November 2012 click here for the pdf file (64 pages) Comment, Links, and Table of Contents …

Michel Beauwens: Hacking Society: It’s Time To Measure The Unmeasurable

Hacking Society: It’s Time To Measure The Unmeasurable from the value-and-benefit dept I was lucky enough to attend a small gathering of great thinkers put together by Union Square Ventures earlier this week for an event they called Hacking Society — which was designed to be a one day open conversation on the economics and …