Opinion

Aaron Swartz is Dead

January 14, 2013
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Aaron Swartz is Dead

If you are aware of the slow erosion of person privacy on the Internet you likely know of Aaron Swartz. If you’ve watched the massive privatization of the Internet from mid 1990s through today, you probably wonder which young person is taking on the role of leader of Internet communications and services. Facebook and Google are massive businesses that attract billions from corporate interests...

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Freedom is Legal In My State: Norm Stamper Interview

December 8, 2012
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Freedom is Legal In My State: Norm Stamper Interview

Freedom is Legal in My State, An Unedited Interview with Norm Stamper. Norm Stamper is the former Chief of Police of Seattle. His distinguished career won him deep respect and understanding of the impact that law enforcement has on communities, individuals and health. He granted me a few minutes to talk about the Legalization of Marijuana recently at Enzo’s Caffe in Eastsound Washington. Many...

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Election Over, Fiscal Cliff Sold as Top Issue

November 21, 2012
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Yes, the GOP Congress continues to complain that the uber-wealthy in the country aren’t going to get paid by the public if the public doesn’t stop borrowing from the uber-wealthy for military weapons and social programs. Its pretty clear we don’t need any more weapons and the public is tired of trading tax breaks for billionaires for good social stability programs. No amount of...

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Oil Consumption Resumes

November 10, 2012
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The issues in energy are clear. Fossil energy sources are short-term cheap, cheaper than short term nuclear. Nuclear manages to hide 300 million pounds of high-level radioactive waste across America in places we don’t know much about. We do know its not in a bunker someplace, safe and secure. It is, as it was at Fukushima in a ‘cooling pond’. It is a problem...

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Historic Achievements – President Obama

November 6, 2012
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Rachel Maddow enumerates President Obama’s achievements.

Can we change the republican House? If we do, similar progress could take place.

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Mayor Bloomberg Endorses Obama

November 1, 2012
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While he endorsed no one in 2008, today NY Mayor Bloomberg endorsed President Obama for re-election. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/02/nyregion/bloomberg-endorses-obama-saying-hurricane-sandy-affected-decision.html “But he said he had decided over the past several days that Mr. Obama was the best candidate to tackle the global climate change that the mayor believes contributed to the violent storm, which took the lives of at least 38 New Yorkers and caused billions of...

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Why I Like the President

November 1, 2012
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1. The first bill President Obama signed was the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, to help women fight back when they don’t get equal pay for equal work. 2. His Recovery Act supported millions of jobs and helped to stave off a second Great Depression. 3. He pushed for and won middle-class tax cuts that benefitted every American worker, and saved the typical family...

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OrcasIslandTV Endorses President Obama

October 25, 2012
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This is the last thing I’m writing about the election. I agree with the Salt Lake Tribute, President Obama should be re-elected. He has is a *seasoned* Commander and Chief to our military. I trust he’ll make the right decisions should any threat to Americans develop. He has Presided over the largest recovery since the Great Depression. In 2007, several friends were all on...

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San Juan Islands Buy, Sell, Trade invites Businesses

September 19, 2012
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San Juan Islands Buy, Sell, Trade has become the community bulletin board, message exchange, lost pet and general interconnect among islanders in San Juan County. At recent count, over 7,000 postings remain in that membership group. Each member of the group must apply to enter the group and post. All postings are visible to anyone with a facebook account – according to Facebook, some...

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Speakers Corner Eastsound WA

September 16, 2012
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Op-ed. It wouldn’t be Orcas Island without a place for locals to speak their minds in public. The first of its kind in the Islands, Speaker’s Corner across the street from Wildlife Cycles, was donated by Heinz at Enxzo’s. Heinz build Speaker’s Corner for Labor Day weekend and it was available to the public on September 2, 2012. Islanders take to this beautiful outdoor...

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