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"..April 22, the Earth Day Network announced it was cutting ties with sponsor SodaStream.. incompatible with environmental campaigns, given its operations on an illegal settlement in the West Bank.."
http://socialistworker.org/2014/04/23/sodastreams-failed-greenwash
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The FCC is going to propose new rules that could allow ISPs to charge content providers like Netflix or Skype for better, faster access to consumers.
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 Man, it's picture perfect of our capitalism oligarchy nowadays. Very well!
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Got Milk? This little guy, doesn't, which is really sad since he is the one his mother's milk was intended for in the first place. Instead he was taken away from his mother as they both cried out for each other when he was just two days old, and he was thrown into a tiny crate and fed a high-calorie mix of grain-based formula. He'll live like this, in a tiny dark crate, away from his mother for 12 weeks before he is killed and made into veal. This scene is played out millions of times a day. The veal industry is a necessary component of the dairy industry, which has no place for male calves. If you consume dairy products, you are responsible for this calf and millions more like him.
http://veganstreet.com/dailymeme-4-23-14.html
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Spot on, +Roger Sherman.
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It's time for a #sale ! Enjoy 50 percent off select items from our store for the next two weeks. Every purchase helps fight #animalcruelty and saves lives!

Click here to start shopping: http://goo.gl/w4ultI

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I've seen a quite serious documentation about clothing in general some time ago, and they had a very detailed calculation showing that a shirt without any special means should cost somewhhere between 15 and 25 Euros if every aspect is considered, including sustainable (but still low) wages. Not sure if it's available in English (was in German/French).

But there's another way to get similar numbers. There is on company in Germany still making Ts (and sportsware and such) with 100% production depth in Germany/Europe. Their lowest priced plain white shirt is about 16 Euro (~20 USD) ab initio. I guess thats a good benchmark.

(The company is also a prime example whats still possible to be done when you focus on your products instead of pleasing investors - they are debt free and private owned. They not only survived the death of German textile manufacturing in the 70s but are still a major player)
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"..the first law in the U.S. to criminalize pregnant women for the use of illegal or prescription drugs.. codify a special category of crime that only women could commit--a violation of the constitution.."

http://socialistworker.org/2014/04/23/will-tennessee-legalize-new-jane-crow
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Oh no. This is very messed up. It's another step in undermining the rights of mothers. You don't fix a handful of cases of abuse by taking away everyone's freedoms.
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My new posting is about how the ACLU and other champions of liberty seem at last to be "getting" the modern age - that we are best served by looking back at power, not hiding from it. Also(!) learn more about the big "Science and Science Fiction" event hosted by the Smithsonian in DC, in May… featuring Brian Greene, Kim Stanley Robinson and me.  And a number of other interesting items of news!

http://davidbrin.blogspot.com/2014/04/future-perspectives-and-does-aclu-at.html
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InfoWorld thinks it's a bad idea to replace Windows XP with Linux. They're wrong, of course, and I'll tell you why in this column.

#linux #windowsxp #opensource  
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Well, while I agree with the basic premise that a switch to linux, his remark about the InfoWorld author "clearly stuck in the mid 1990s" is a bit odd when he also uses quite outdated argumentation.

One of his assertions is that there’s “no legitimate reason to avoid Windows 7.” Well, in the case of older computers running Windows XP, there sure is an important reason. Windows 7 and Windows 8 both consume more in terms of system resources than Windows XP ever did. Some older computers simply couldn’t run the more recent versions of Windows very well, but they are quite capable of running a wide range of desktop Linux distributions.

This is about the worst and outdated argument about Linux.  Win7 runs on a 1.2 GHz AMD K7 as acceptable as any Linux - and that's a 15 year old CPU. Not sure if anyone out there still uses a computer that old for business (unlike embedded) or even own it. And as soon as you put Libre/OpenOffice on and try to do something usefull, it get less than perfect, no matter what OS. But still doable - maybe even a bit better under Win7 but YMMV.

Basic line: User Experiance isn't anymore defined by OS-speed, so please guys, GET RID OF THAT OUTDATED ARGUMENT
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THE LITTLE COUNTY THAT COULD AND WILL VOTE OUT GMOs
Jackson County (southern) Oregon has a citizen inspired ballot measure to be voted on May 20, 2014 to ban the growing of genetically engineered crops (GMOs) in the county.  Monsanto and friends have already put in $850K to oppose the measure by fear, misinformation and outright lies.  The main lie is that it will cost the county tons of money to enforce the ban.  The truth is that it will mostly likely cost nothing because the measure is self enforcing.  What Monsanto does not have is the people on the ground and an already informed public from left and right, rich and poor who do not want GMOs in their food or grown near them.  Everyone wants to protect farmers most of whom are small family farmers from the pollen contamination and legal harassment that comes with GE crops grown anywhere nearby.  Support the campaign by going to www.ourfamilyfarmscoalition.org to learn more and to donate.  The cartoon is available to be modified for use in campaigns elsewhere.  Contact me if you are interested.

When we win here the opposition to planting of GE crops will go viral in the U.S.  Large parts of the world have already banned GE crops including Mexico that recently has a court injunction on planting any more GE corn.  We can win this one.  We need your simple help and vote.  Pass this image around.
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It's a windy and chilly Northern Virginia day. Mother Nature can't seem to make up her mind. Personally, I'm enjoying this weather. 
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Freelance Linux, Open Source Consultant
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Linux, FreeBSD, Open Source, Perl, Python, WordPress
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  • Freelance Web/Linux Consultant
    Web and Linux Consultant, present
  • Digital Equipment Corp.
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  • Hewlett Packard
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Indianapolis, IN - Beech Grove, IN (Indianapolis) - Columbia City, Indiana - Boston, MA - Philadelphia, PA - Brooklyn, NY - Gaeta, Italy - The Bronx, NY
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Linux user/developer, bike commuter, runner, Socialist/Green, Vegan, tree hugger, very Liberal Catholic.
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I'm a Freelance Web, Linux and Open Source Consultant. I believe that everyone should have the right to do what they want with their software and not have their hands tied by companies like Microsoft and Apple and their Closed Source, proprietary software.

I'm a bicycle commuter and runner, Ferris State University hockey fan, loud and proud Socialist, Vegan, very Liberal Catholic, animal lover, earth lover and container gardener wannabe. I'm also anti-guns and anti-war. More than once, I've been called a peace-loving, tree-hugging Liberal. I always thank them for the compliment even though I know it wasn't meant as one. 

"Until he extends his circle of compassion to include all living things, man will not himself find peace." ~Albert Schweitzer

"The animals of the world exist for their own reasons. They were not made for humans any more than black people were made for white, or women created for men." ~Alice Walker

"Compassion is the keen awareness of the interdependence of all things." ~Thomas Merton

"If you feel that hatred has overwhelmed you, remain silent. Say nothing until, by ceaseless prayer and self-recrimination, you have calmed your heart." ~St. Hilarion of Optina

"If you don't want your tax dollars to help the poor, then STOP saying that you want a country based on Christian values, because you don't!" ~Jimmy Carter

"The idea that some lives matter less is the root of all that is wrong with the world." ~Dr. P Farmer


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Old Town Coffee Tea & Spice is exactly what my wife and I have been looking for since we moved to the DC Metro area almost two years ago. We love good coffee and the selection here is wonderful. Whole bean, many choices, very affordable and the staff is very helpful. It's located in Old Town, Alexandria, which is a very nice bonus since I'm always looking for excuses to go there. We will be going back again and again and telling all of our coffee drinking friends about this place.
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4 months back, I was in the market for a new web host. I had tried many of the larger hosts but none of them really impressed me. I experienced many outages with no explanation as to why the outages even happened. I decided to start looking at some of the smaller companies hoping for a better experience. I moved my site to IQnection and I couldn't be happier. Great customer service and my sites run great. In the 4 months that I've been with them there has only been one outage and, as it turns out, the problem wasn't even with their equipment. Customers were updated regarding the issue via social media until the issue was resolved. That is exactly the kind of service that I was looking for. If you're in the market for a new web host, I would definitely give them a try. They are very affordable and offer some great plans.
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Public - a year ago
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My wife and kids and I spent a beautiful November day at the Eastern Market. While there, we decided to try brunch at Tunnicliff's Tavern just across the street. Our visit didn't disappoint. Great food, excellent and friendly service, great atmosphere and some great beer on tap. The only complaint (and it's really not a complaint) is that there weren't many choices for local beer. Add a few more local selections and there wouldn't be a reason to eat or drink at any other pub/tavern in the neighborhood. All in all, an excellent visit and we can't wait to drop in again.
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Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
Public - a year ago
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Good place for car service. The only issue is that they have Fox News on the TV.
Quality: ExcellentAppeal: Very goodService: Excellent
Public - a year ago
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I love Irish Pubs (good Irish Pubs) and O'Connell's didn't disappoint. My wife and I are new to the area, having just moved here from Indianapolis and love finding new places where we can hang out and have a good beer. Located in Old Town Alexandria, this pub fits right in with the "old charm" of the neighborhood. The staff is very friendly, the decor is wonderful (dark woods everywhere - looks very Irish), the food is very good (but as a Vegan, I would like to see more options). My favorite, and only real option, is the hummus/veggie platter, which, is very good. For $8, you get enough to feed more than one person. They have a great beer selection on tap but I would like to see more local selections. At the time of our visit, there was just one local beer on tap. Also, it would be nice to have wireless connectivity available. This would be a great place to come for a beer early in the afternoon and get a bit of client work done. Overall, I highly recommend O'Connell's and I am absolutely positive that my wife and I will be back again and again. The reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because of the lack of Vegan food options and the lack of wireless connectivity.
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Food: Very goodDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
My wife and kids and I spent a beautiful November day at the Eastern Market. Regarding the food, I'm a Vegan and there really wasn't anything for me but my wife and kids found some great options. The shopping is the part of the visit that we enjoyed the most. We just moved to the area and we were looking for some local art to hang on the walls. We met some great local artists and purchased some great art. We are really looking forward to our next visit. The Eastern Market is definitely a gem in a great city!
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Food: Very goodDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
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reviewed a year ago
Now that Indy is smoke-free, I will be visiting one of my favorite bars a lot more. And they support the local breweries. A huge plus in my book!
Atmosphere: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
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reviewed a year ago