Americans Trust Government Less and Less Because We Know More and More About How It Operates – Hit & Run : Reason.com

Americans Trust Government Less and Less Because We Know More and More About How It Operates – Hit & Run : Reason.com. John’s Note: We don’t need to ‘fix’ American’s mistrust of government. We need to fix government. Americans are right to mistrust government and the portrayal of state skeptics as a tin foil hat … Read more Americans Trust Government Less and Less Because We Know More and More About How It Operates – Hit & Run : Reason.com

Pamorama: 50 Top Tools for Social Media Monitoring, Analytics, and Management

[From John: This article is an amazing compilation of social media tools by Pam Dyer who runs a remarkable site. I realize it is not within the usual interest of the site to discuss things like this, but social media is increasingly important to politics and every other aspect of life and this was just to … Read more Pamorama: 50 Top Tools for Social Media Monitoring, Analytics, and Management

Gov. Jerry Brown signs bill allowing more than two legal parents

[From John: The slippery slope is not a fallacy but a matter of reality when it comes to certain issues like modifying the legal definition of marriage and parenthood. Family structure is a foundational institution in any society and the nuclear family is the optimal arrangement of that structure. Societies are also chaotic systems in … Read more Gov. Jerry Brown signs bill allowing more than two legal parents

American Spectator: The Pope They’ve Been Waiting For

[From John: As students of the role of morality and worldview in the process of making decisions, it is important to keep tabs on important events in the world of religious thought. The new Pope Francis is a remarkable change in direction for the Roman Catholic church. His change seems to be clearly toward the … Read more American Spectator: The Pope They’ve Been Waiting For

France 24: French lawmakers on both sides unite to spear Amazon

Source – France 24 – Joseph Bamat [From John: This article shows the absurdity of leftist economics, and it also demonstrates the consequences of having political power exceed economic power in a society. As scary as it may seem to have an open relationship between business and government, think for a moment how much scarier things … Read more France 24: French lawmakers on both sides unite to spear Amazon

Zdnet: Pay heed to the internet’s Third Wave Cows of Disruption

[From John: This article is funny on the one hand and on the other hand it is also marks an important event. Basically it says that we can now buy beef directly from the farmer with bitcoin. While some people may not see that as important, it is. Such an event is a gigantic leap … Read more Zdnet: Pay heed to the internet’s Third Wave Cows of Disruption

Sean’s Outpost Announces Satoshi Forest, Nine-Acre Sanctuary for the Homeless

Source – Bitcoin Magazine – Vitalik Buterin – 9/9/13 [From John: This article is about a bitcoin-based charity called Sean’s Outpost. The organization works with the homeless in Florida and is doing some really positive things. The article serves as many as three purposes: First, the actions of Sean’s Outpost serve as a good example of … Read more Sean’s Outpost Announces Satoshi Forest, Nine-Acre Sanctuary for the Homeless