Category: Opinion

CIA director warns Russia will try to influence fall election

The recently coined meme #surveillancecapitalism identifies Google, Facebook and other online communications platform providers as profiting through collecting data on over 2 billion people. The improved efficiencies in Advertising by selecting precise groups of individuals to target with specific ads…

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Orcas Island TV: New Era

After a scorching year of Facebook, Twitter, Google fake news, Orcas Island TV is open for news by Islanders for Islanders. Share via social networks. Tweet

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Islanders’ Version San Juan Islands Ferry Schedule

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23 Northwest Lawmakers: The Bonneville Power Administration Must Remain Independent

Bipartisan Group of Lawmakers Warns the Energy Department that Decisions Affecting Northwest Energy Supplies Must be Made in the Northwest Washington, D.C. –Every lawmaker representing Oregon, Washington and Idaho urged the U.S. Energy Department to maintain an independent Bonneville Power…

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Islander, Local Economy Evangelist Alex Huppenthal Launches Startup Weekend Aspen

Since 2009, Orcas Islander and Aspen business owner Alex Huppenthal has volunteered time to design and develop online services for Islanders that build local community fabric, and strengthen the local economy. Teach by doing and experiential learning is precisely what…

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Hangar Talk: “Gloves for iPad”

Podcast Number One.. From Orcas Island. recorded May 10, 2013, at Magic Air, Orcas Island Airport, Eastsound, WA. Review of Richard Bach’s new book “Travels with Puff”, talk of the downtown Putt-Putt golf course. More Billboards on the way, or…

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Be Amazing Because You Are Beautiful

I stumbled across this story set to stills and music. Its a great way to deliver a message of kindness, openness and beauty. You’ve noticed talking with someone that after a few minutes they become more and more beautiful? They…

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San Juan Islands: Access is a Broadband Right?

Is Internet access a right? Is a Broadband Right even a human right? Do we live fundamentally better lives by communicating? Switzerland, Finland think so. Google offers 1 megabit free service. What will our local Broadband organization offer? If we…

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Google Glass FTC and Freedom of Speech

“The Citizens United ruling did however remove the previous ban on corporations and organizations using their treasury funds for direct advocacy. These groups were freed to expressly endorse or call to vote for or against specific candidates, actions that were previously prohibited”.…

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Lisa Byers for San Juan County Council

This years election in San Juan County Washington brings a new face to politics – Lisa Byers. Lisa is a long time resident of Orcas Island. As the San Juan County charter has changed from 6 to 3 Council members,…

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