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Net Neutrality: SaveTheInternet.com

Net Neutrality: SaveTheInternet.com This is chilling: decisions being made now will shape the future of the Internet for a generation. Before long, all media, TV, phone and the Web will come to your home via the same broadband connection. The dispute over net neutrality is about who'll control access to new and emerging technologies. From http://SaveTheInternet.com:
Congress is pushing a law that would abandon Network Neutrality, the Internet's First Amendment. Network neutrality prevents companies like AT&T, Verizon and Comcast from deciding which Web sites work best for you -- based on what site pays them the most. Your local library shouldn't have to outbid Barnes & Noble for the right to have its Web site open quickly on your computer.
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Jim Hightower is podcasting!

Our client Jim Hightower has been podcasting for 6 years. He just didn't know it! For about the last 6 years, Hightower has been recording daily "Common Sense Commentaries" that air on radio stations around the country. When we started talking to Hightower's organization we realized that these 2 minute commentaries were ready made for podcasting. Earlier this year we relaunched JimHightower.com which features the text transcripts and now downloadable mp3 audio files of each daily commentary. You can subscribe the the PodCast feed either via FeedBurner or iTunes.
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ABC News Responds to Save Ocean Beach

More success for SaveOceanBeach.org! ABC News ran a story on the proposed ban last night... "A GGNRA spokesman says that they've received between 400 and 500 emails and only 10 to 20 of those were in favor of an outright ban." As of this morning, 661 emails to park officials have been sent, and 29 "letters to the editor" to various papers via the web site. They are starting to take notice!
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White House involved in Election Phone Phreaking?

Found on Digg:

3 convicted of jamming phones to a Democratic get out the vote campaign in New Hampshire. Turns out there had been more than 2 dozen calls between these guys and the White House, all within 3 days of election day 2004. Recently the republican party had paid millions in legal bills to defend these people.

See the full story on CNN.com.

It's watergate all over again...

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Save Ocean Beach - The Tide is Turning

Looks like SaveOceanBeach.org is really taking ground. Over 600 emails in the last week... Just was interviewed by The San Francisco Chronicle - and now ABC KRON4 is doing a story on the Fire Ban and our web site... Have we turned the tide?
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Voting Machines vs. Las Vegas Slot Machines

From How To Steal an Election: (washingtonpost.com)
It's easier to rig an electronic voting machine than a Las Vegas slot machine, says University of Pennsylvania visiting professor Steve Freeman. That's because Vegas slots are better monitored and regulated than America's voting machines...
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Thank you Harry Taylor

Yesterday Harry Taylor rose at one of those "Bush town hall" forums in North Carolina to tell President Bush that he's never felt more ashamed of the leadership of his country. He said Bush has asserted his right to tap phone calls without a warrant, to arrest people and hold them without charges and to revoke a woman's right to an abortion, among other things. After President Bush, was told by Harry that he should be ashamed of his policies, Bush defended the government's secret eavesdropping program Thursday and said he would not apologize for listening in on the phone and e-mail conversations of Americans talking to people with suspected al-Qaida links.

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FEC Ruling on Blogging and the Internet in politics

Last week the FEC released a ruling on the regulation of blogging and the use of the internet in campaigns. The ruling has beeen seen as largely positive by the political blogging community. Basically it exempts political speech on the internet through blogs and podcasts from spending limits or regulations that apply to campaign spending while regulating paid advertising. The UPI has a good article about the ruling. I'd love to point you all to the FEC's website for more information, but 5 minutes of searching there did not turn up any good summary of the new rules.
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NYT: "Politics Faces Sweeping Change Via the Web"

The NYT ran a good article on how the internet (blogging, podcasting, etc) are shaking up politics. Unfortunately the piece is a bit shallow and fails to go into great detail about spending on oneline campaigning, or even the recent FEC ruling on blogging. It does owever call attention to the work of John Edwards, John Kerry and Mark Warner to campaign online through blogging and audio and video casting on their campaign websites.
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Where's the Beef (Lab)

Perhaps edible meat can be grown in a lab - without the animal? A possible solution to the industrial ranch industry.
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