Saturday, December 24, 2011

Is Ron Paul a Racist?

I don't think he is. But how to explain those old newsletters being discussed in the news? I don't know what to think, but this article makes more sense than other things I'm reading on this topic.

From Bleeding Heart Libertarians:
"Ron Paul Continued: How Did We Get Here? Or, Why Do 20 Year Old Newsletters Matter So Damn Much?" by Steve Horwitz

Be sure to read the comments that follow the article, too.

Monday, December 19, 2011

YouTube "Politics" Channel

Did you know YouTube had a "Politics" channel? Neither did I. But considering that YouTube has virtually everything (except Samurai Tailor--long story), I should have known.

"YouTube Politics"

From this site you can see which political videos have been popular in a given period of time. And, of course, you can find links to the YouTube videos of the candidates.

I happen to think this channel is far and away the best:
"Ron Paul 2012"

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Google Zeitgeist 2011: Year in Review

It's that time of year again. As in past years, Google has released a video recapping the top stories (searches?) of the year. From Google:
"Zeitgeist 2011: Year In Review"

As in past years, Google showed off a number of its products in the video. The main thing to point out this year, and the main focus of the video, was Google+, and Google Hangouts in particular.

I have to confess, I didn't know who Ryan Dunn was. No offense, but I think that's a good thing.

The Super Bowl Champion Green Bay Packers are only shown once (Greg Jennings catching a pass), at 5:42. :(

And just like last year, Google has a site where you can see the most popular searches from 2011:

You can see which searches were most popular in which part of the world, and at what time. Play with this site a little, it's a lot of fun. Click around, it's a very good site.

Search on.