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Ben Akroyd
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Terrible news today, but...

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How can Republicans who think the government farsighted enough to peer 30 years into our economic future, competent enough to lock down 2,000 miles of sand and brush and trustworthy enough to oversee a massive domestic surveillance program can keep alive the fiction that they are truly skeptical of the government? Or are they just skeptical of government when it’s doing things they don’t like?

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Want to learn a language? Tried Rosetta Stone, but thinks its way too expensive? Try Duolingo (http://www.duolingo.com/). It's completely free, and is an awesome example of technology at work. Learn the history of the project here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duolingo

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Happy Juneteenth!

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While I don't fully trust this source, alternet has an interesting article indicating that the US's middle class, as defined by the absolute median wage, is not the most well off in the world, but rather is 27th! 

Does anyone have sources to back this up or refute this? The sources on their charts are either cut off or not there.

OK, gonna try and make Google+ happen.

Facebook is officially 90% annoying picture memes.

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mr. Rogers speaking to the Senate in 1969, defending PBS funding
The Most Important 7 Minutes of Television Ever Recorded

This speech by Mr. Rogers was presented to the United States Senate in 1969, when it was proposed that the funding for PBS would be cut. (Just as Mitt Romney suggested last night.) Fred Rogers appeared before the senate and gave one of the best speeches of all time, one that speaks to the heart of every person and explains why education is vital. If you take a few minutes out of your day to watch anything, watch this. 

#PBS   #MittRomney   #Education   #BigBird  

http://youtu.be/yXEuEUQIP3Q

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Hey guys, I work for a great nonprofit called The Arc of North Carolina. It stands up for people with disabilities in the legislature and provides services to people across the state. It would be awesome if you could make a small donation to support their work- maybe $5 a month?
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