http://www.iza.org/conference_files/riskonomics2010/conti_g5865.pdf

see my previous stumble for comment…

Academic who hosted house party where girl, 15, died from overdose wrote report that concluded: Cannabis is good for you | Mail Online

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1382043/Academic-hosted-house-party-girl-15-died-overdose-wrote-report-concluded-Cannabis-good-you.html

the Mail uses the untimely death of a teenager who took ecstasy, to attack the owner of the house she died in (who wasn’t there at the time and didn’t supply the drug) because a few years back he dared to put his name to a fascinating study of the long term correlation of cannabis consumption with earnings. The Study reached the following embarrassing (to Drug Warriors) conclusion:

We have provided convincing evidence of the existence of a positive and signi cant relationship between a cognitive ability factor and lifetime cannabis use, which accounts for all the relationship between drug use and wages, and has been omitted in previous studies.” (download – link only visible from my SU page)

…which is not a message the authoritarians want to hear or, worse still, want you to hear. So they take this tragic opportunity to take a sideswipe at anything which might suggest that drug taking isn’t always a bad thing. They want you to take away the message that the girl’s death is the TYPICAL (if not inevitable) result of this naughty behaviour so JUST SAY NO.

That approach works when the audience has an IQ matching their shoe size. Unfortunately for the Drug Fascists, as this and many other studies have shown, average Cannabis users have higher IQs than average drug warriors. And that’s a very positive correlation…

Amazon cloud fell from sky after botched network upgrade • The Register

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/04/29/amazon_ec2_outage_post_mortem/

how delightfully embarrassing…

Activist Post: CPS Kidnaps Children From Parents For Free Speech Activism and Exposing Police Corruption In Texas (Video)

http://www.activistpost.com/2011/04/cps-kidnaps-children-from-parents-for.html

one of the strongest examples I’ve ever come across in support of Assassination Politics

http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=21294655

stunning. Sure that’s Lisa Gerrard doing the music and that aint a bad choice either…

Barack Obama citizenship conspiracy theories – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Obama_birth_certificate

unless you can – credibly – dispute this provenance, I doan wanna hear any more bollocks about the bleedin unimportant birth certificate…

President Barack Obamas Forged Birth Certificate Revealed April 27, 2011

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbasVmebCUI

complete bollocks

Married woman seduced by fake internet boyfriend launches fraud case against hoaxer | Mail Online

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1381092/Married-woman-seduced-fake-internet-boyfriend-launches-fraud-case-hoaxer.html

as far as I know, Trusted Surveillance is the only proposal which could prevent fraud like this without breaching privacy and anonymity…

Former Miss USA Susie Castillo describes being sexually assaulted by the TSA | Mail Online

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1381317/Former-Miss-USA-Susie-Castillo-describes-sexually-assaulted-TSA.html

have we ever seen an authoritarian prepared to defend this “state rape” publicly?

Supreme Court bans medicinal use of aloe plant

http://www.recoilmag.com/news/aloe_plant.html

this is a (very) late April Fool (from 2001?)

BBC News – Morocco: Marrakesh blast rocks Djemaa el-Fna square

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-13226117

my wife thinks we had lunch there. We certainly ate within yards of it a couple of times. Grim…

TomTom apologies for giving customer driving data to cops • The Register

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/04/27/tomtom_customer_data_flap/

well that’s alright then comrades. TomTom are sorry they led the forces of internal repression straight to our door. YOU KLUTZ!!!!

US Supremes deal death blow to class action lawsuits • The Register

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/04/28/supreme_court_class_action_decision/

Major. Later

Nikon image authentication system cracked • The Register

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/04/28/nikon_image_faking_hack/

later

Cool High Quality Pix: Animal World

http://coolhqpix.blogspot.com/2009/02/animal-world.html

Some of the most stunning wildlife images (for sheer quality and resolution if nothing else) I’ve come across. Downloaded a few for my collection…

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