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Bill Schrier
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A Seattle citizen looking to change government with technology.
A Seattle citizen looking to change government with technology.

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Long Beach:  52% of all medic calls go to the same 10% of addresses.  The City partnered with +Code for America to build #AddressIQ  app to alert first responders and help callers with education -  http://www.govtech.com/dc/articles/Long-Beach-Curtails-911-Overuse-With-App.html

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We are alone.

We need a fair credit reporting act for personal information - just like you can see and challenge your credit report, you should be able to see and challenge what data private companies - search engines and data brokers - and governments - are collecting about you, and to challenge it if it is incorrect.  http://schrier.wordpress.com/2014/06/02/every-citizen-needs-a-data-dossier/

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"I'm building the very first nationwide wireless public safety broadband network" and how it is similar to "I'm helping to put a man on the moon."  http://schrier.wordpress.com/2014/05/22/mr-firstnet-comes-to-the-other-washington/

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70 spacecraft, including rovers, modules, and crashed orbiters; 12 pairs of boots; 2 golf balls; an assortment of empty packages of space food; TV cameras; various hammers, tongs, rakes, and shovels; backpacks; insulating blankets; utility towels; used wet wipes; discarded personal hygiene kits; and 96 bags containing the urine, feces, and vomit of departed astronauts.
(A list of what we've left on the moon.)  
Soon to be added:   advertisements for a powdered soft drink.
http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2014/05/were-now-putting-ads-moon/84595/

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FCC Chair Tom Wheeler tells a cable industry group that the FCC will invalidate state laws which prohibit the construction of municipal broadband networks: 

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Taxpayer Return on Investment (ROI): in which states do taxpayers get the best services in return for their taxes? Study by the Wall Street Journal's marketwatch. Best: Wyoming, Alaska, South Dakota, Washington State (yeah!).  Worst: Mississippi (bottom of almost every list about anything I've seen), Kentucky, Alabama, California - http://www.marketwatch.com/story/10-states-where-taxpayers-get-best-bang-for-the-buck-2014-04-22

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Responders and emergency managers could embrace a variety of apps to improve response to disasters such as the Oso Mudslide which has already 17 lives with many more missing.  Crosscut:  http://crosscut.com/2014/03/28/technology/119388/washington-mudslide-disaster-response-apps/

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FirstNet Moves into First Gear - with a new website and other announcements this week, the First Responder Network Authority, charged with building a nationwide $7 billion public safety wireless broadband network, appears to be moving forward - http://ow.ly/uuImO
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