Monthly Archives: August 2013

Best Birthday Wishes for Barrett Brown

Originally posted on #OpPenPal:
On August 14th, Barrett Brown will have been held in pretrial detention for 336 days. It will also be his 32nd birthday. In collaboration with Free Barrett Brown, OpPenPal is calling on the internet to make this birthday the best possible for Barrett, despite the fact that he remains in federal…

Unemployment, rats and brains

First, where have I been? Lots happening in the world (especially on topics of Bradley Manning, Edward Snowden, et al). I will address. ┬áBut today’s news was the US unemployment figures, proudly trumpeted everywhere–the economy created a cool 162,000 jobs last month! Huzzah! True, it takes 150 thousand just to keep even with population growth, […]