Tuesday, September 27, 2011


The police are watching I-80 Westbound this morning. It sure doesn't look like they're watching for traffic violations. A motorcycle cop has been on the overpass near my house for over half an hour, just watching the cars. There were cop cars at the 2 entrances I passed this morning, too. And I think I saw another motorcycle cop on the left side of the freeway lanes.

I wish I knew what it's about...

Sunday, September 11, 2011

What is Debt? by David Graeber

Fascinating interview. Here's my favorite bit so far:
And, I might add, if Aristotle were around today, I very much doubt he would think that the distinction between renting yourself or members of your family out to work and selling yourself or members of your family to work was more than a legal nicety. He’d probably conclude that most Americans were, for all intents and purposes, slaves.

(Thanks to Cathy aka mathbabe.)

Monday, September 5, 2011

Happy Labor Day

I'm watching a math video right now, but I hope I get a chance to watch this later today.

Mentioned by Marc Bousquet, in his 'Every Day is Labor Day' post: