zachklein:

I believe a startup should feel like this.

zachklein:

I believe a startup should feel like this.

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Do I get put on one of the DHS’s lists for this?

Do I get put on one of the DHS’s lists for this?

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God forbid we should ever be twenty years without such a rebellion. The people cannot be all, and always, well informed. The part which is wrong will be discontented, in proportion to the importance of the facts they misconceive. If they remain quiet under such misconceptions, it is lethargy, the forerunner of death to the public liberty… And what country can preserve its liberties, if its rulers are not warned from time to time, that this people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms. The remedy is to set them right as to the facts, pardon and pacify them. What signify a few lives lost in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time, with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure. — Thomas Jefferson

James Stavridis: A Navy Admiral’s Thoughts on Global Security

Stavridis is articulate and engaging, but he fails to be persuasive. His abuse of the term “open-source” is off-putting, and his obvious inclination towards exercising hard military might makes it hard to take his peaceful alternatives seriously. Yes, there are hospital ships manned by public and private sector collaborations, and yes there are military efforts to help Afghani citizens read; but not once in this talk did Stavridis mention the overwhelming destructive role our military plays in global security.

Collateral Murder. Drone strikes on weddings, hotels, villages and cities. An Iraqi civilian death toll equivalent to a 9/11 every two months for ten years. Plus, if we’re talking “open-source security” you’ve gotta add SOPA, PIPA, and CISPA to that list. As well as unauthorized crackdowns on Occupy protests, an irrational commitment to the War on Personal Freedom (errr I mean Drugs), and increasing militarization of our domestic police force.

PS, fuck you. That is all.

I think people should be allowed to do anything they want. We haven’t tried that for a while. Maybe this time it’ll work. — George Carlin (via standupportal)
brycedotvc:

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Amen.

brycedotvc:

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Amen.

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That’s the motto nigga #yolo.

That’s the motto nigga #yolo.

Here is my final point. About drugs, about alcohol, about pornography and smoking and everything else. What business is it of yours what I do, read, buy, see, say, think, who I fuck, what I take into my body - as long as I do not harm another human being on this planet?

Bill Hicks

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