In a clear sign thatÂ free speech, dissent, and capitalism are still very much fettered in China, read here the tale of Zou Tao and his real estate boycott.
Virginia Postrell, who is on the board of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education blogs that they are looking for a qualified person to fill the post of Faculty Liaison. FIRE is the group defending Acton Gordon after he was fired for publishing the Mohammed Cartoons. If you are interested, the link is below.Â
The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, on whose board I serve, is looking for an energetic person dedicated to academic freedom to fill the newly created post of faculty liaison. A job description is here.
Over at KOS SpleenOrnament displays the natural insecurity and paranoia of the left. I live in the area, and walk in Overland Park all the time, but look at Spleen’s take on it:
There are places in America where walking makes you a freak. As though, in opening your mouth to speak, you’re revealed to be antihuman. Makes you Suspect. Like a criminal casing the joint for easy pickings. Or, makes you un-American. Wholesomeness is driving to where you are going. Taking a bus is irresponsible. It is leaching off the highway system by not adding to its one-driver-per-car congestion. I am a freak, am a suspect, am un-American.
Washington D.C. – The Army will begin recognizing the heroic contributions of its units toward the Global War on Terror June 15 with the award of campaign participation credit to units that served and/or are serving in the theater of operations supporting the GWOT.
Three new streamers will be awarded to those units who qualify: one for service in Afghanistan, embroidered â€œAFGHANISTAN;â€ one for service in Iraq, embroidered â€œIRAQ;â€ and one for service in other such geographic regions as Kuwait, Qatar or the Horn of Africa, embroidered â€œGLOBAL WAR ON TERRORISM.â€
KOS is starting the campaign, see this. Grassroots efforts to support lesser known candiates starts, check the “requirements” & “positives”Â sections at bottom.
Also note my earlier recommendation to conservatives:
We are six months and change out from mid-terms, so Iâ€ve added a new tag â€œelectionsâ€ and request that all conservative bloggers do so as well, & flag things that can impact elections, articles about election tracking etc. with it. That way it will be easier to hunt friend and foe.
Itâ€™s also very important that you give your local candidates who are true to cause some national limelight, and point out the foibles and follies of their foes. You know your regional issues better than the Mega-bloggers, you know your candidates better, you know your local periodicals and info sourcesÂ better. Please surface the important stuff, we canâ€™t focus on just national, war, and immigration and expect to win this November.
Jerry Pournelle has a must read Special report up, please review this.
This is from an email from my dad, a Viet Nam veteran who usually doesn’t vent about things unless they are important, so I thought I better share this one with all. Thanks again for the two tours Dad, I am proud to be your son.
From someone who’s been to the valley of the Jolly Green Giant
Military.com has been running an article on the testing of body armor for our troops in Iraq. The Military has stated that they will not pay death benefits on deaths of troops who have purchased their own armor. There are several things here that need to be addressed. Continue reading “Body Armor Debate”
This via Jerry Pournelle’s UK correspondent, Roland Dobbins.
In an act of at least partial contrition, an officer in charge of the US military occupation of Babylon in 2003 and 2004 has offered to make a formal apology for the destruction his troops wrought on the ancient site.
Colonel John Coleman, former chief of staff for the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force in Iraq, said yesterday that if the head of the Iraqi antiquities board wanted an apology, “if it makes him feel good, we can certainly give him one”.
Â Full story in Belfast Telegraph here.