Tag Archives: politics

The Chickens Are Home To Roost

You get Donald J. Trump when your society (or a large chunk of it) insists that men aren’t men unless they are bullies and predators. When it glorifies power as the sole measure of success. We’ve had this for centuries. … Continue reading

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America’s “worst voting machines” dropped in Virginia (at last) – Boing Boing

AVS Winvote machines are so insecure that if they weren’t hacked in the last election, “it was only because no one tried.” Source: America’s “worst voting machines” dropped in Virgina (at last) – Boing Boing

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The Universal Declaration of Human Rights

From http://www.un.org/en/documents/udhr/ PREAMBLE Whereas recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world, Whereas disregard and contempt for human rights … Continue reading

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Why Liberals Don’t Grasp the Conservative War on Science

As I’ve been skimming my way around the Internets today, I came across an article on Nature’s news blog, “Legislation Seeks to Restrict NSF’s Social Science Programmes.” Once again, conservative US legislators are cutting science funding. No surprise there, right? … Continue reading

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This is the Day We Fight Back Against Mass Surveillance!

This is the day we fight back. This is the day we say we’ve had enough. This is the day we tell the US government to stop watching us: www.thedaywefightback.org. Tell your legislators to reign in the NSA and other … Continue reading

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If the GOP fails to allow raising the debt ceiling, there will be war…

Dear GOP, If you do not raise the debt ceiling, blood WILL (probably…we can hope against the odds) be on your hands. There will be anger, riots, maybe civil war. And honestly, if people *must* die from your stupidity, I … Continue reading

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On July 4th join the protest against NSA surveillance.

On July 4th join the protest against NSA surveillance..

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Shitty week for American privacy rights

U.S. intelligence mining data from nine U.S. Internet companies in broad secret program – The Washington Post. First it was monitoring VZW’s (and other) cellphone networks, now this. We’re fucked. More on this later.

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BREAKING: Congress Finally Reauthorizes Violence Against Women Act | ThinkProgress

BREAKING: Congress Finally Reauthorizes Violence Against Women Act | ThinkProgress. VAWA is through Congress, with the LGBTQ, Native American and undocumented victims provisions intact! The House of Representatives passed it today 286-138. There was a watered-down version of the bill, … Continue reading

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Dear President Obama and Governor Cuomo

Thank you for having the guts to stand up to the NRA and introducing (or, in the case of Gov. Cuomo, signing) such sweeping legislation. It’s about damn time we made positive, strong steps to reducing our access to assault … Continue reading

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