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sounds like an interesting project. I myself will be making the switch to and apps in the near future myself.

guardianproject.github.io/have

Despite constantly calling the president incompetent and possibly mentally unfit for his office many Democrats supported the continuation of domestic spy rules that should have never been created to continue

theintercept.com/2018/01/11/ns

Make no mistake, the ending of agency fees would cripple already severely weakened ability to stand up for workers.

theintercept.com/2018/02/02/su

Why is no one talking about the potential of and occurring on the elite force Seal Team Six? I sift through hundreds of articles a week and I have seen only one...
theintercept.com/2018/02/07/se

Years ago, I was worried when Bush 43 created the Dept of Homeland . Today, my concerns have occurred. The agency is now used to silence descent instead of doing its job. You can't tell me there are not higher priority people for deportation than law abiding advocates who have been living here in peace for decades.

The only solution is to break up this agency. Consolidation of power always leads to the degradation of civil society.

theintercept.com/2018/02/09/ra

This sort of got lost in all the -neutrality discussion last year, but it is important to highlight that your company can mine your data to sell you crap...and sell your data to third parties to push more crap on you.

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I currently have locally owned broadband and my rural hometown had it to. I would rather go without than deal with one of the big telcos so many are stuck with.

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-neutrality

Repairability of could cut down on , address environmental concerns, and save consumers a staggering amount of money. Kudos to the State of for being a leader on this, I hope this legislation passes.

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When bloggers tell me that ad revenue is their right...even though it abuses my privacy and security all I can think is how small minded they are. There are plenty of ways to make money ethically, people want to support, but they want respect too.

Micro-donations are one possible solution already being used to change people's lives.
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Pretty crazy personal project, last time I had a week free I read two books, and felt super productive. Building an 8-bit CPU from scratch in a week is pretty mind blowing to me

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The CPB is in real danger of being shattered from within. Even if Trump is defeated in 2020 the damage maybe too great to repair.

It is clear from Mulvaney's actions since taking office that he does not want to protect consumers, he actually wants to endanger them as much as possible....just when they thought it was possible that real reform could happen.

commondreams.org/newswire/2018

Though I do not support the wholesale cancellation of student loan debt, I do think something needs to be done.

I would support 1) Cancellation of all interest accrued for everyone, 2) Settlement amnesty in where all defaulted loans can be restructured to wipe away fees and interest to an IBR program, and 3) Anyone still paying after 15 years has the remainder forgiven.

The bigger thing is loan reform for current students before they get in over their head.

sandersinstitute.com/blog/the-

Why do companies send out e-mails for things like "our privacy policy changed" and then only have a link to the new policy? How am I to know what changed?

They should be required to send out a diff.

The sad fact is that the "good old days" if choosing between health care and food have been supplanted by the new standard of health care or immigration prison.

dailykos.com/story/2018/1/22/1

Homelessness is a serious issue in the U.S., in many ways more serious than poorer countries if only for the fact that we have the resources to address it....but callously refuse to.

theguardian.com/us-news/2018/j

Certainly their are complexities between the RoC and the PRC, but it is equally clear that the mirage of "one China" is not the solution. Likewise, pretending that their are not issues related to Tibet is an equal falsehood. Just because you say something over and over does not make it true.

scmp.com/news/china/society/ar

I'd like to cheer this investment in trying to stem the tide against coral bleaching...but considering the depth of the problem it just seems like too little, too late

theguardian.com/environment/20

The reigning political philosophy in Finland is that people are the greatest asset (rather than oil or industry). So they invest in humanist agendas, like all-inclusive education: spend more money on the poorest performing students, giving them a boost to invite them into the fold. I believe in that way of life. I currently live in Hollywood, CA where the people in charge encourage eating one another's babies. Finland can't be perfect, but at least they aim in the right direction.