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Random Futurama Quote

Leela: Fry, he opened up relations with China. He doesn’t want to hear about your ding-dong.

TEA Party Protests and Technology

16.04.2009 (8:22 pm) – Filed under: Geek Blog

boston tea partyThe TEA Party protests made national headlines yesterday as April 15th, aka Tax Day rolled by again. Hearkening back to days long past, protesters evoked the Boston Tea Party as a symbol against big government, and taxes in general. These were generally organized by conservative organizations, although the roots of this organization spread across party lines, in part it did seem more like an Anti-Obama day protest rather than a genuine outburst of the original sentiment of the 1773 protest. All that aside though, this article is not going to be about how I felt about the protests which while not necessarily agreeing with them, I still love the fact that I live in a place where they were free to make those protests without fear of government troops firing on the crowd, or mass arrests being made. For those that are curious though, this article pretty much sums up my views, oh the irony that it was from Fox News. Tax Day Blog Post. Anyway, the real reason I was interested in the Tax Day TEA Parties were how they were organized. more »

The Spread of Information: Recovery.gov

19.02.2009 (12:13 pm) – Filed under: Geek Blog

artrecoverygov1 The Spread of Information: Recovery.govWith great fanfare the much touted and discussed bailout has passed through the United States Congress. Despite the calls for bi-partisanship this measure was passed almost entirely on party lines. A shame that highlights a deep rooted problem in the United States, but that is a discussion for another time. Rather I want to talk about the innovation that President Obama is pushing, in terms of unifying government and technology to help spread information and allow people to see directly how their government works. more »