Some bits & pieces today, holiday leftovers if you will:
- Hobo Living Made Easy — those of you in the frugal-living set may find this set of resources valuable. These include “wwoofing” (“an international organization (located in over 70 countries) of organic farms, gardens, businesses, ranches, (you name it) where you can exchange your services for accommodations, food, and training.”) and Caretaker Gazette (“a newsletter that connects property owners with house-sitters, property caretakers, ranch hands, cooks, and the like. The common underlying theme tends to be rent-free living in exchange for services rendered.”)
- The USA Spending Website purports to allow ordinary folk like you and me to take a closer look at how Congress spends our money, down to the level of individual grants and contracts — who the recipients are and what Congressional district they’re in.
- The Common Ills mulls over Code Pink’s “Don’t Buy Bush’s War” tax resistance campaign.
- Joe Jenkins reports on the case of the Peace Tax Seven who are trying to get some sort of legal conscientious objection to military taxation to be recognized by one of the various overlapping European governmental institutions.
- Thanks to FSK’s Guide to Reality for recommending The Picket Line in the latest Market Anarchist Carnival.