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Tweet from Neil deGrasse Tyson

2017 Jan 19, 9:39
Let's Make America Smart Again.
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Retweet of rcallimachi

2016 Jan 7, 2:51
Wow: When is the last time a sitting American president penned an OpEd in the New York Times? Barack Obama just did http://mobile.nytimes.com/2016/01/08/opinion/president-barack-obama-guns-are-our-shared-responsibility.html?emc=edit_na_20160107&nlid=69115476&ref=cta&_r=0&referer= …
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mostlysignssomeportents: More than 90% of Americans believe...

2014 Jun 7, 9:55


mostlysignssomeportents:

More than 90% of Americans believe that the US government is unduly influenced by money, and the Mayday.US super PAC is raising $5M to fund the election campaigns of politicians who’ll pledge to dismantle super PACs and enact other campaign finance reforms. They raised more than $1M in 30 days last month, and this month, the goal is $5M. It’s the brainchild of Lawrence Lessig, who’s going to run prototype the project by running five electoral campaigns in 2014, and use the lessons of those projects to win enough anti-corruption seats in 2016 to effect real change.

Again, I’m not able to contribute to Mayday.US, because I’m a Canadian and Briton. But I ask my American friends to put in $10, and promise that I’ll put CAD1000 into any comparable Canadian effort and/or £1000 into a comparable UK effort. We all win when countries embrace evidence-based policy guided by doing what’s best for its citizens, rather than lining the pockets of corrupting multinationals.

Mayday.US

Please reblog!

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Encrypted Web Traffic More Than Doubles

2014 May 18, 1:20

RT @PeerProd In Europe, encrypted traffic went from 1.47% to 6.10%, and in Latin America, it increased from 1.8% to 10.37%
http://www.wired.com/2014/05/sandvine-report/ #NSA

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Would an American Jury Even Convict Edward Snowden?

2013 Jul 16, 4:17
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In Depth Review: New NSA Documents Expose How Americans Can Be Spied on Without A Warrant

2013 Jun 21, 10:43

What It All Means: All Your Communications are Belong to U.S. In sum, if you use encryption they’ll keep your data forever. If you use Tor, they’ll keep your data for at least five years. If an American talks with someone outside the US, they’ll keep your data for five years. If you’re talking to your attorney, you don’t have any sense of privacy. And the NSA can hand over you information to the FBI for evidence of any crime, not just terrorism. All without a warrant or even a specific FISA order.

Not sure if this is saying all Tor data is collected or saying if someone uses Tor then start collecting that someone’s communication.

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Audi Piloted Driving at CES 2013 (by AudiofAmerica)

2013 Jun 21, 9:30


Audi Piloted Driving at CES 2013 (by AudiofAmerica)

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laughingsquid: An ‘American Psycho’ Parody Starring Huey Lewis...

2013 Apr 4, 5:33


laughingsquid:

An ‘American Psycho’ Parody Starring Huey Lewis & Weird Al

Hey its the high school band audition judge from Back to the Future.

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Newsroom: Miscellaneous: New Online Tool Gives Public Wider Access to Key U.S. Statistics

2012 Jul 28, 2:35

The U.S. Census Bureau today released a new online service that makes key demographic, socio-economic and housing statistics more accessible than ever before. The Census Bureau’s first-ever public Application Programming Interface (API) allows developers to design Web and mobile apps to explore or learn more about America’s changing population and economy.

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I'm an American and I want to watch the Olympics. What do I do? (iamnotaprogrammer.com)

2012 Jul 28, 12:05

One persons quest to watch the Olympics online.

The location requirements (guessed at via IP address) are irritating. The requirement that you have a particular cable subscription to view video online seems like not network neutrality.

Also this related article:

http://techcrunch.com/2012/07/27/nbc-olympic-opening-ceremony/

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International - Max Fisher - Welcome to America, Please Be On Time: What Guide Books Tell Foreign Visitors to the U.S. - The Atlantic

2012 Jun 7, 9:15

Such tips as: “don’t hand out cash to dinner guests” reveal what foreign tourists findsurprising about coming to America.

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Stuxnet Explained - Obama Order Sped Up Wave of Cyberattacks Against Iran

2012 Jun 1, 4:57

From his first months in office, President Obamasecretly ordered increasingly sophisticated attacks on the computer systems that run Iran’s main nuclear enrichment facilities, significantly expanding America’s first sustained use of cyberweapons, according to participants in the program.

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The frequent fliers who flew too much - latimes.com

2012 May 6, 10:24

“Both men bought tickets that gave them unlimited first-class travel for life on American Airlines. “

“He was airborne almost every other day. If a friend mentioned a new exhibit at the Louvre, Rothstein thought nothing of jetting from his Chicago home to San Francisco to pick her up and then fly to Paris together.”

“She pulled years of flight records for Rothstein and Vroom and calculated that each was costing American more than $1 million a year.”

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(via TV: Great Job, Internet!: Amy Poehler accepts award, key to...

2011 Nov 29, 12:45


(via TV: Great Job, Internet!: Amy Poehler accepts award, key to America’s heart)

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A true American Patriot recites Bill Pullman’s Independence Day speech around New York City  | Great Job, Internet! | The A.V. Club

2011 Jul 6, 7:28"Over this past Fourth Of July weekend, we neglected to note that it was the 15th anniversary of Roland Emmerich’s 1996 blockbuster Independence Day. New York comedian Sean Kleier remembered, and decided to make his own tribute, going to various locations around New York City—Times Square, the Brooklyn Bridge, the subway, and inside a Victoria’s Secret—reciting Bill Pullman’s rousing speech before the movie's final battle sequence, megaphone and all."
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Saudi Arabian King To Populace: 'Don't Even Think About It' | The Onion - America's Finest News Source

2011 Feb 23, 2:13'The king then widened his eyes, paused, and added, "No."'PermalinkCommentsnews humor egypt libya saudi-arabia onion

New Device Desirable, Old Device Undesirable | The Onion - America's Finest News Source

2010 Dec 27, 2:38"I feel a strong urge to purchase the new device. Owning the new device will please me and improve my daily life."PermalinkCommentsnews humor onion

C-SPAN Video Player - House Judiciary Subcmte. Hearing on Immigration and Farm Labor

2010 Sep 24, 8:38"Comedian Stephen Colbert joined the panel of witnesses at a House hearing on immigrant farm workers. Mr. Colbert has partnered with United Farm Workers and their campaign calling on unemployed Americans to take jobs in the agriculture sector. The organization's president, Arturo Rodriguez, also testified at the Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security hearing chaired by Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA).
Washington, DC : 2 hr. 10 min."PermalinkCommentshumor video stephen-colbert politics immigration farm labor house

Google Launches 'The Google' For Older Adults | The Onion - America's Finest News Source

2010 Sep 8, 4:11Unfortunately it looks like TheGoogle.com is not available...PermalinkCommentshumor google search technical

Area Man Suddenly Realizes He's The One Who's Been Killing Off World's Bee Population | The Onion - America's Finest News Source

2010 Sep 8, 2:16'Following a news update on the depopulation of honeybees across North America and much of the world, it suddenly dawned on local bank teller Keith Orlander Tuesday that he, personally, was responsible for the dramatic and theretofore unexplained disappearance of the insects. "Boy, come to think of it, I guess I have been killing millions of bees lately,"'PermalinkCommentsbee bees humor onion
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