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2016 Aug 18, 5:40
Mother Jones on ending private prisons and their previous piece inside private prisons: http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2016/08/department-justice-plans-end-private-prison  https://twitter.com/AlexCKaufman/status/766300516007682048 

The Lucille Bluth/Mitt Romney Tumblr confirms that saying awful rich person things is all about context

2012 Sep 24, 7:33

Mitt Romney quotes on screen shots of Lucille from Arrested Development works surprisingly well.

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laughingsquid: The Curious Government of the City of London...

2012 Sep 21, 6:10


The Curious Government of the City of London (not to be confused with London)

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Say goodbye to these!

2012 Aug 24, 1:52

Say goodbye to these!

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Reddit explains Obamacare

2012 Jul 1, 5:16

PPACA (aka Obamacare) broken down into its main subsections with brief explinations and citations linking into the actual PPACA document (why is it always PDF?).

Its interesting to see the very small number of parts folks are complaining about versus the rest which mostly strikes me as “how could this not already be the case?”

I’m no expert, and everything I posted here I attribute mostly to Wikipedia or the actual bill itself, with an occasional Google search to clarify stuff. I am absolutely not a difinitive source or expert. I was just trying to simplify things as best I can without dumbing them down. I’m glad that many of you found this helpful.”

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2012 Jun 30, 8:19

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Kim Dotcom image macros?

2012 Jun 26, 6:58PermalinkCommentshumor legal technical kim-dotcom mega megaupload politics twitter

Discovery of new "zero-day" exploit links developers of Stuxnet, Flame

2012 Jun 11, 6:41

As you might have guessed, Flame is also US/Israel produced malware.  From the people who brought you Stuxnet, its… Flame!

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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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Feds Seized Hip-Hop Site for a Year, Waiting for Proof of Infringement (wired.com)

2012 May 4, 1:57PermalinkCommentscopyright technical legal wired politics government music riaa

RB 196: The Rally Cry of SOPA

2012 Apr 2, 8:28

Field producer Melissa Galvez speaks to Susan Crawford, Micah Sifry, Nicco Mele, and others to find out how the grassroots campaign to bring down SOPA/PIPA was built, and what it says about organizing on the internet.

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areasofmyexpertise: I can’t believe the dumb TED conference...

2012 Mar 5, 8:25


I can’t believe the dumb TED conference made me miss seeing prominent Ragnarok denier Eliott Kalan being sprayed by with seltzer by Jon Stewart. 

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(via Defend our freedom to share (or why SOPA is a bad idea):...

2012 Jan 18, 3:21

(via Defend our freedom to share (or why SOPA is a bad idea): Clay Shirky on TED.com)

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MemeCats: #OccupyPopTarts

2011 Oct 20, 12:00PermalinkCommentslolcats memecats memes nyan cat occupy wall street politics protests signs technical

Seth Meyers & Barack Obama at White House Correspondents’ Dinner

2011 May 1, 7:51"The hilarious speeches by Seth Meyers and Barack Obama at the 2011 White House Correspondents’ Dinner. Seth and Obama really let Trump have it in their speechs. Trump’s reaction in the audience is priceless."PermalinkCommentshumor politics barack-obama seth-meyers video white-house-correspondents-dinner

Libyans gotta Lib

2011 Feb 23, 2:15PermalinkCommentsphoto politics libya

What's Happening in Egypt Explained. (UPDATED)

2011 Jan 30, 3:15PermalinkCommentspolitics information history media technology

FORA.tv - WikiLeaks: Why It Matters. Why It Doesn't?

2011 Jan 23, 9:49PermalinkCommentswikileaks video law politics media technical clay-shirky

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

Senators call for end to anonymous, prepaid cell phones

2010 May 27, 8:52Time to stock up on prepaid anonymous cell phones before its too late! Or just use the call encryption Android application...PermalinkCommentsprivacy security cellphone anonymous politics government technical
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