14 Oct '13, 12pm

The SNAP outage was a trivial thing. The ***reaction*** to it - that's a big, giant deal.

The SNAP outage was a trivial thing. The ***reaction*** to it - that's a big, giant deal.

I am on record as believing that politics is not going to save us. The paroxysms now immobilizing Washington D.C. are emblematic of a system that is simply incapable of dealing with the fundamental problems facing this country, the most pressing of them being fiscal. Our debt and vast welfare state is strangling us, and yet our government is either unwilling or unable to do anything useful about it. To attempt substantive reform is to court exactly the kind of popular revolt we see in this SNAP debacle, only on a much larger and more destructive scale. Having addicted Americans to welfare, the government dare not take the drug away lest the addicts grow violent.

Full article: http://ace.mu.nu/archives/344137.php

Tweets

IT Hiccups of the Week: Electronics Benefits System Outage Hits 17 States

IT Hiccups of the Week: Electronics Benefits Sy...

spectrum.ieee.org 14 Oct '13, 2pm

Last week saw computer-related problems still plaguing California’s modernized unemployment insurance system, and warnings...

Giant serpent-like sea creature found off California coast.

Giant serpent-like sea creature found off Calif...

straitstimes.com 16 Oct '13, 12am

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A marine science instructor snorkelling off the Southern California coast spotted something out of a fa...

Giant model of Apple's new headquarters unveiled

Giant model of Apple's new headquarters unveiled

treehugger.com 15 Oct '13, 12pm

Apple has unveiled a big scale model of its new headquarters to the San Jose Mercury News , describing it as a great impro...

thoughtbot news: Giant Robots Podcast Episode 7...

robots.thoughtbot.com 14 Oct '13, 3pm

giant robots smashing into other giant robots Written by thoughtbot Giant Robots Podcast Episode 70: Let Your Freak Flag F...

27% OFF 2D1N JB stay at Grand Sentosa Hotel + L...

coupark.com 14 Oct '13, 5am

Deal Singapore | 27% OFF 2D1N JB stay at Grand Sentosa Hotel + LEGOLAND Pass | Coupark - Singapore Deals with Big Discount

WATCH: Giant Squid Washes Up on Spain Beach

ecorazzi.com 14 Oct '13, 12am

The giant squid is the largest known invertebrate on the planet, and their eyes can be as large as a human head, reports N...

Ace

ace.mu.nu 16 Oct '13, 7pm

« Ted Cruz: I Will Not Object to the Quick Passage of a Debt Deal | Main | Change of Pace: Bad Lip Reading Does Game of Th...

Bitcoin is not a joke: It’s the next big thing ...

inman.com 03 Oct '13, 12pm

Bitcoin next big thing after social media? Oct 3, 2013 In the eyes of some Silicon Valley investors, Bitcoin has transform...

Chinese Internet Giant Baidu Now Accepts Bitcoin

mashable.com 15 Oct '13, 8pm

Baidu , also known as the "Google of China," is now accepting Bitcoin payments for Jiasule, its anti-DDoS (distributed den...

Indian negotiator for giant Rafale fighter deal...

defensenews.com 03 Oct '13, 1pm

NEW DELHI — A top Indian defense official negotiating a $12 billion deal to buy France's Rafale fighter jets has died of a...

Food is the one thing we keep shipping to the ISS - we don't know what to do when the astronauts are finished with it

Food is the one thing we keep shipping to the I...

electronicdesign.com 09 Oct '13, 6pm

I’ve been posting photo galleries about my tour of NASA's Ames Research Center with ten winners of Littelfuse’s Speed2Desi...

Is the Smart Grid a Giant iPhone?

Is the Smart Grid a Giant iPhone?

greentechmedia.com 02 Oct '13, 8pm

Kevin Dasso had a lot of sensible, illustrative things to say when he took the stage at The Soft Grid conference in San Fr...