[weekly linkdump, somewhat edited]
The truth is, there *are* no grown-ups. So you can quit worrying about that
— John Perry Barlow (@JPBarlow) April 17, 2014
#biggest news this week
Endlich Meereszugang für die Schweiz? – “Über 11’000 Sarden haben ihren Unmut gegenüber dem italienischen Schlendrian der Zentralregierung in Rom auf der Facebook-Seite „Canton Marittimo“ (Meereskanton) bereits kundgetan … Ihre Forderung: Sardinien von Italien abspalten und der Schweiz anschließen.” Bin einverstanden!
George W. Bush Debuts New Paintings Of Dogs, Friends, Ghost Of Iraqi Child That Follows Him Everywhere – “President Bush has a new hobby — painting! — and he’s showing off some new watercolors of the undead Iraqi boy who lives in his nightmares.”
BLACK BLOC – A Story of Violence and Love (english subtitles) – short about the black bloc in brazil.
Selfies at funerals and memorial hashtags: mourning in the digital age – “There is nothing we can do to make normal or “appropriate” the death of a dear friend, or a beloved public figure.”
Controversial human zoo to be recreated as art project in Oslo – “The Congo Village”, in which 80 Africans were put on display, living in cabins with palm roofs surrounded by African artefacts. A total of 1.5 million visitors came to see the human zoo, more than half of Norway’s population at that time. Their proposal has unsurprisingly met with criticism from anti-racist organisations in Norway, but the artists say their work is meant “to highlight a forgotten event in Norwegian history”.”
Dozens of Record Store Day 2014 releases are already listed on eBay – “This year’s Record Store Day is still two days off, but the shelves of eBay are already groaning under the weight of limited edition clear vinyl as money-grabbers with early access list their wares at inflated prices.”
Is Record Store Day In Crisis? – “I loved Record Store Day because it was about celebrating the culture that I grew up in and around,” he says. “I know people have said this about the last couple of years but, for me, this year feels like the first time it’s been entirely driven by capitalism.”
Simply calling the US an oligarchy is not enough – “A new study has found that the US is ruled by an oligarchic elite. But by ignoring the C-word — capitalism — it ends up missing the bigger picture.”
Jack Halprin: As a Google Attorney, I Need the Homes of 7 Teachers, and Here’s Why – “some people make better choices than others, and we reward those people with the homes of their vanquished enemies. Some people, for example, choose to be teachers, and spend their lives teaching other people’s kids things that they can Google for free. Naturally, we pay them very little money — so little that they’re practically homeless already.”
Weev Talks About Life In Prison And His Plans To Open A Hedge Fund, TRO LLC – “To get the big question out of the way: Yes, he’s still a troll and doesn’t seem to have mellowed. But, to be fair, he’s dedicated himself to an interesting new kind of trolling that involves financial markets and is founding a new hedge fund, TRO LLC. That’s right: the Troll Company.”
TL;DR Wikipedia – “Wikipedia: Condensed for your pleasure.”
Bee Free Honee, “honey” made from apples, not from bees – “Bee Free Honee is the only “Honey” made from USDA Certified Organic Apples (from Michigan).” I read somewhere that it tastes amazing.
Is It Immoral to Pay Your Federal Income Tax? – “war-tax resisters, as people who refuse to pay federal income taxes as a form of protest are known, have decided they have no choice in the matter: They can’t in good conscience financially support a system that spends billions of dollars on machines of death while millions of people go hungry, and they don’t believe a politician’s failure to act takes away their own responsibility to do whatever they can.”
Gift im Bienen-Gepäck – “Über zwei Drittel des von Bienen auf europäischen Feldern gesammelten Pollens, das in die Bienenstöcke zur Fütterung der Larven gebracht wird, ist mit einen Cocktail bestehend aus bis zu 17 verschieden toxischen Pestiziden kontaminiert.”