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{ Monthly Archives } November 2010

Google Traffic at 1:00am

Wicked ice storm last night here in the Twin Cities. Sonja and I were driving home after a dinner party. This screen shot from the gentleman behind east-lake.net pretty much sums it up.   Google Traffic at 1:00am:   (Via east-lake.net.)

Like Democracy Itself, It Needs Defending

If I could have all of my friends and family really understand one “technology” thing I am passionate about, it would probably be net neutrality. Net Neutrality is fundamental to the way the web has developed thus far, and I’m afraid that most people just don’t know or don’t care anymore to know when it […]

Comparing Tax Plans

The Washington Post has a great infographic comparing the Republican and Democratic tax plans. Remember my last post about unequal distribution of wealth?

Banana Republic

Not the clothing manufacturer… the United States now arguably has a more unequal distribution of wealth than traditional banana republics like Nicaragua, Venezuela and Guyana. Let’s just get this straight. Who will really benefit from the tax cuts Republicans are pushing? I’ve got a 1 in a 1000 bet that it won’t be you. The […]

plutocracy

This is apolitical and important: Bill Moyers: “Welcome to the Plutocracy” Democrat or Republican, you should pay attention to the central thesis of this speech… Money has already absolutely corrupted the political process, and unless real campaign finance reform is introduced, and Supreme Court cases are reversed that allow unlimited anonymous donations to political action […]

How long are we going to wait?

In a post-election news conference, President Obama noted that it was doubtful that Congress would do anything to address global warming “this year or next year or the year after.” Maybe the year after that? Here’s a little hope: A Novel Tactic in Climate Fight Gains Some Traction