Illegal Labor in the US

July 9, 2012
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Illegal Labor in the US

It happens that Americans know of the tragic situation in Mexico, where millions of young people have become criminals just to earn a living-wage. Some estimates put illegal labor at 10 million in the United States, some estimates are much higher. Illegal labor supporters have built networks of food supply, banking, transportation, communications, cell phones, language accommodations to hide illegal laborers in the United...

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San Juan Islands Sustainable Living Group

July 9, 2012
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San Juan Islands Sustainable Living Group

Facebook is the most popular social networking site in the San Juan Islands for a good reason. Most Islanders are on one of three main Islands. Lopez, San Juan or Orcas Island, and separated by the Salish Sea. Islanders travel mostly using the San Juan Ferry System, part of WSDDOT’s responsibility in the State of Washington. Its relatively low-costs and high comfort make the...

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SmartGuide to the San Juan Islands Crowd-funding

July 4, 2012
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I’m definitely recommending this. I designed this iPhone app to make the San Juan Islands even more rewarding to visit, and even to help local Islanders with crucial information. Check it, and see if you business can benefit from a listing – free with a donation.

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Cloud Computing Can be Clown Computing

July 1, 2012
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Okay, I guess its time for me to be a guest columnist. Can I upload a few pictures to comment area? First of all, thin clients is what a large number of people already *are*. They don’t update their OS, browser, or download software to their notebook, pad, tablet or desktop. They just click to launch a network-enpowered email client or browser. So HP...

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Facebook “Be Bold” Asserting fB’s Wisdom?

June 26, 2012
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Recently, I was told that a post of mine that included a link wasn’t working. Asking a few others, I got the same response. For some Facebook was responding “oops something went wrong”. Of course, because Facebook has no customer service nor does it ‘track problems’ to conclusion there’s no where to take a complaint. In fact, they are following Paypal’s approach for their...

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San Juan Islands Buy, Sell, Trade over 2,300 Islander Members

June 19, 2012
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Buy, Sell, Trade in the San Juan Islands continues to build support across all Islanders, now exceeding 2,300. At 2,000 Islanders, Buy, Sell, Trade became the San Juan Islands largest social network. Islanders can easily join via Facebook and soon will be able to easily add themselves to a new Blog, Ecommerce Store off-facebook. As Facebook continues to change and anger some users, its...

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Tourists Enjoy a Smart-view of the San Juan Islands

June 18, 2012
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When I’m traveling I want a guide that will help me choose where to enjoy my visit. With over 160 million iPhones in circulation iPhone apps are one of the hottest ways to make the most of your travel plans. iPhones are GPS equipped so you can instantly see where you are and where you’d like to be. The San Juan Islands Smart Guide...

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Win A New Nikon 800 dSLR or Canon 5D Mark III

June 14, 2012
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Celebrating their 5 year anniversary! To celebrate BorrowLenses.com is giving away a Canon 5D Mark III or Nikon D800 dSLR to one lucky fan. In addition BorrowLenses.com giving away nearly a dozen bonus prizes from their friends at Adobe, GuraGear, Nik Software, SmugMug, OnOne Software, ThinkTank, Dreamcore Pictures, Collagewall.com and 500px.com. BorrowLenses.com is running their giveaway over on BorrowLenses.com Facebook page through July 16,...

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Some Early Facebook Investors Get Compensation for Losses

June 14, 2012
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Nasdaq stock exchange announced it will give out $40 million in cash and credit to reimburse investment firms that lost money on Facebook’s opening day. – the Las Vegas Sun reported “Facebook stock slips further, down 31 pct post IPO” The stock is now at about $26 a share, still highly over rated in an unestablished business which the CEO claims is still an...

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Economic Freedom: Broadband Poles?

June 12, 2012
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It comes at a price. Usually its because we want a broad benefit to the largest numbers of people. “The needs the many outweighs the wants of the few” There are three basic areas of economic interest all communities. Housing, Food, Energy. They make up the cornerstone of living. They also drive horrific terrorism across the planet. Housing: begat the Economic battle of 2007,...

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Battery Technology Moves Electric Cars Forward

June 12, 2012
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Solar and wind power continue their battle with Economic forces that serve fossil fuel interests. One of the strongest battle lines the Fossil Fuel army’s continual assault on clean renewable Solar and Wind’s peaky availability. Renewable fresh energy created by solar and wind, isn’t as centrally controlled as the fossil energy army’s, so its more resilient, and benefits are more distributed. But that is...

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Getting High – Fructose Corn Syrup

June 10, 2012
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Getting High – Fructose Corn Syrup

Mommy, how is my high fructose HiC, Hawaiian Punch, and most all drinks and sodas made? Well, baby, in the old days they crushed sugar cane and produced sugar. But with just 50 billion dollars of tax payer subsidies and a highly sophisticated chemical and enzyme process, you get something that’s really more expensive and questionably healthy for ya, sweet pea. Let me explain...

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San Juan Islands Buy, Sell, Trade has a Store

June 7, 2012
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San Juan Islands Buy, Sell, Trade started a few years ago, with a Facebook site and a handful of friends sharing, selling, buying from one another. Islanders help to quickly create a neighborly feeling. As we’re all Islanders in San Juan County. The group has been growing at about 100 new Islanders each month. We’re expanding constantly. The general feeling is, we’re able to...

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Crypto Attack Flame Smart Cyber Attacker

June 5, 2012
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“Attackers behind espionage software that infected Iranian computers targeted hard-to-exploit weaknesses in a cryptographic algorithm, a feat that allowed them to counterfeit a Microsoft digital credential, a member of the company’s security team said. Details of the “cryptographic collision attack,” which came in a blog post published Monday afternoon, are the latest testament to the skill and sophistication that went into engineering the Flame...

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Mitt Romney’s iPhone App Misspells America on your Photos

May 30, 2012
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Mitt Romney’s iPhone App Misspells America on your Photos

Mitt Romney's iPhone App Misspells America on your Photos. Could it have been an Internet Meme thoughtup by Newt Romney's handlers? We just don't know, but we have some opinions.

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Facebook Stock Falls

May 24, 2012
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Facebook continues to puzzle investors. The mania that kept the stock IPO afloat is winding down. The private company that claimed it never wanted to be public has taken public investor money, and struggles to learn how to become a public company. Reminds us of the tragedies of Internet bubbles and over centralization of marketing company influence. The question most ask is what are...

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Eclipse Charters: Rated Best Whale Watching

April 21, 2012
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Eclipse Charters on Orcas Island offers visitors and locals a unique view of one of the most beautiful places around.

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Paul and Alex

April 13, 2012
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Rights Based Communities Interview with Paul Cienfuegos – citizen activist, workshop leader. Portland Oregon.

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Brackenfern Lodge is The Lodge on Orcas Island

April 12, 2012
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Orcas Island hotels and bed and breakfasts often have top notch accommodations for guests, and command premium prices. The Lodge on Orcas Island breaks with tradition by incorporating a beautiful king suite with a Lodge famous for its affordability to hikers, retired couples, families and others looking for a friendly and cozy place to stay.

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