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You know, it's like they're doing their best to caricaturize themselves...
 
House Republicans are trying to block the new net neutrality rules passed by the FCC, and are turning a victory for the open internet into an Obama conspiracy theory.
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Hey now if rural grandmothers worked harder like tech workers and pulled themselves up by their very, very old and probably splitting bootstraps, they could have nice things too.  Like hip replacements that don't cost them their homes.
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Resharing this for my, ah, color-challenged colleagues!
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At the same time, no less ;-)
 
True dat
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So did I :-D
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+Woozle Hypertwin I really wish they had.
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/facepalm

This kind of crap really needs to stop. There is no good system from Google on how to appeal things, how to regain lost access, deal with spurious DMCA notices and so on. If Google wants to be a serious player in the "Internet of Things", it has got to put together a help desk. A real one, not a maze of twisty little donotreply email addresses.
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I feel for the app author and wish them luck in their counter claim. Folks tell me to try sending feedback to Google and I just laugh. A choking, bitter laugh.
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Ooh...
“Jonathan Young of the #PresidioTrust was tracking a pair of coyotes above SF's #BakerBeach when he spotted this #grayfox safely perched in a tree. He…”
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You guys are awesome! :-)
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And the vile commentary on the trailer is why I will not share YT clips directly anymore.

The clip is FABULOUS. And it's captioned!  And all of its comments need to be nuked from orbit.

#dafuq
 
I am bewildered and slightly horrified that there are still people who think like this.
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You have to click through and read the *Update* at the end of this article.

<wheezes helplessly>
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Seems like this is almost as much of an honor as having the Westboro Baptist Church picket your funeral. 
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As the nonexistent god is my witness, the first reports I saw on the potential GOP shutdown of the DHS I took to be Onion level satire.

But no. This is real. They want to shut down DHS because they're pitching a fit over Obama's immigration policy.

Can we maneuver them to shut down other things this way? Kill the NSA. Kill wiretapping. Kill the torture program, Gitmo, etc.?
 
It’s all up to John Boehner—again.

Republicans in Congress are set to shut down the Department of Homeland Security over President Obama’s executive actions on immigration, because they care about punishing undocumented immigrants more than they care about national security—but not all Republicans. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has proposed ending the impasse by passing a clean DHS funding bill and then passing a second bill stopping the immigration actions.

The second bill wouldn’t become law, of course, because the president would veto it, but it would at least get the Republican displeasure on the record.

Minority Leader Harry Reid thinks it’s a fine idea, but without House Speaker John Boehner on board, it would be a waste of time. So, it’s up to Mr. Boehner to decide he wants to pass a clean funding bill.

A shutdown would only send 30,000 DHS employees home—the other 200,000 would be expected to show up for work without getting paid.

“I do appreciate what the Majority Leader has to go through to try to please the extreme voices on his side,” Sen. Reid said.


http://blogs.rollcall.com/wgdb/mcconnell-throws-in-towel-on-dhs-fight-but-reid-waiting-for-boehner-to-cave/

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/24/us/homeland-security-funding-fight-over-immigration-poses-risks-for-republicans.html
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+Woozle Hypertwin "not zero, but not positive" means dude there agrees with your assessment. ^_^ He's just not willing to say it's as good as zero (and I agree).
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Nice, quick illustration.
 
This graphic [courtesy of Ready For Warren] should be an eye opener for many who do not understand the effects gerrymandering has on the political process. It explains how the Republicans were able to gain more seats despite losing the popular vote to Democrats in the last election. 
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That bit of satisfaction when you get out and hit the rain delay on the water system in time...
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IF YOU ARE CONFUSED AS TO WHO I AM, THIS IS BROWNEYEDGIRL65, AKA BEG, BEG65, etc, AS KNOWN ON LIVEJOURNAL, DISQUS, TWITTER, PINBOARD.IN, AND MY BLOG, WHATSTHATYOUSAID.NET

I can be reached at gmail via the above handle.

I am also the author of the Palindrome Prayer :-) (-:

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Instant human: Just add coffee.

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The avatar I use, with kind permission, is by Sarah Cloutier, melukilan at deviantart.  You can find the original artwork at her gallery.

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I used to write a good deal about being deaf at my Livejournal blog, particularly under the deafhood tag.
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“Dawn take you all, and be stone to you!”For just at that moment the light came over the hill, and there was a mighty twitter in the branches. William never spoke for he stood turned to stone as he stooped; and Bert and Tom were stuck like rocks as they looked at him. And there they stand to this day, all alone, unless the birds perch on them; for trolls, as you probably know, must be underground before dawn, or they go back to the stuff of the mountains they are made of, and never move again. (“The Hobbit,” J.R.R. Tolkien)

But I'll never be convinced to except except for accept, accept I get a really good explanation. (Me)

Most people don't even know what sysadmins do, but trust me, if they all took a lunch break at the same time they wouldn't make it to the deli before you ran out of bullets protecting your canned goods from roving bands of mutants. (Peter Welch, Programming Sucks)

Life has got a habit of not standing hitched. You got to ride it like you find it. You got to change with it. If a day goes by that don't change some of your old notions for new ones, that is just about like trying to milk a dead cow.  (Woody Guthrie)

California scent with a hint of sanity.
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Farpotshket (yiddish): Something that is all fouled up, especially as the result of attempts to fix it; repeatedly making something worse while trying to fix it.

"I know CNN has taken some knocks lately, but the fact is I admire their commitment to cover all sides of a story, just in case one of them happens to be accurate." (Barack Obama, April 2013)

"And on the third day, the skies darkened, and a swarm of assholes descended from the clouds; and not a person could withstand them, but they were covered in the filth of the Internet."  (+Yonatan Zunger , 13 Apr 2013) 

"I never meant to say that the Conservatives are generally stupid. I meant to say that stupid people are generally Conservative. I believe that is so obviously and universally admitted a principle that I hardly think any gentleman will deny it." (John Stuart Mill, 1866)

"Nature's first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf's a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay." (Robert Frost)

"Few things are stronger than
The mind's need for diverse
Experience.
I am glad
Not many men or women can remain
Faithful lovers to the unreal." (The Gift: Poems by Hafiz the Great Sufi Master)

"wine; talk; touch; unzip; touch; strip; gasp; finger; gasp; mount; fsck; more; yes; gasp; umount; make clean; sleep" (Unix)

They are facing not a theory but a condition, for that they are first, last and all the time the people of the eye. (George Veditz, 1910)

"Most people are prisoners, thinking only about the future or living in the past. They are not in the present, and the present is where everything begins." (Carlos Santana)

"Never underestimate the bandwidth of a station wagon full of tapes hurtling down the highway."  (Andrew S. Tanenbaum)

"I don’t understand people who dislike reading because I think all that free time means they’re up to no good." (frau sally benz on the 'net)

"Solitude is impractical and yet society is fatal." (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

"The price good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men." (Plato)

"It always seemed to me a bit pointless to disapprove of homosexuality. It's like disapproving of rain." (Francis Maude)

"If I Said The Sky Was Blue, They Would Say No." (President Obama)

Honi soit qui mal y pense.

“You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him.” (James D. Miles)

The Oxford philosopher JL Austin once observed in a lecture that in English a double negative implied a positive meaning, whereas no language had been found in which a double positive implied a negative meaning. To which Sidney Morgenbesser responded in a dismissive tone, "Yeah, yeah."

"People who dismiss the unemployed and dependent as 'parasites' fail to understand economics and parasitism. A successful parasite is one that is not recognized by its host, one that can make its host work for it without appearing as a burden. Such is the ruling class in a capitalist society." (Jason Read)

"But that's -- I'm sorry, but that's completely ridiculous! How can I possibly prove it doesn't exist? Do you expect me to get hold of -- of all the pebbles in the world and test them? I mean, you could claim that anything's real if the only basis for believing in it is that nobody's proved it doesn't exist!" (Hermione Granger)

To put it another way: The First Amendment guarantees a right to speech. It does not guarantee a right to respect. (+John Scalzi)

So the darkness shall be the light, and the stillness the dancing. (T. S. Eliot)

A well educated and organized citizenry being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and use the Internet shall not be infringed. (+David Landry)

The truth is that male religious leaders have had -- and still have -- an option to interpret holy teachings either to exalt or subjugate women.  They have, for their own selfish ends, overwhelmingly chosen the latter.  Their continuing choice provides the foundation or justification for much of the pervasive persecution and abuse of women throughout the world.  (Jimmy Carter)

The best-laid schemes o' mice an' men
Gang aft agley
(Robert Burns)

What I like about April Fool’s Day: One day a year we’re asking whether news stories are true. It should be all 365. (Prentiss Riddle, April 1, 2008 @pzriddle)

He who receives an idea from me, receives instruction himself without lessening mine; as he who lights his taper at mine, receives light without darkening me. (Thomas Jefferson)

Coffee is the best thing to douse the sunrise with.  (Drew Sirtors)

In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer. (Albert Camus)

I am the light that shines over all things. I am everything. From me all came forth, and to me all return. Split a piece of wood, and I am there. Lift a stone, and you will find me there. (Gospel of Thomas)

Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.  (Mark Twain)
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