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Lee Dudley
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So the new Twitter profiles went live today.  Other than a 140-character limit on tweets I'm having a hard time seeing how this does anything other than make Twitter more and more like G+ or Facebook.  Thoughts?

#twitter   #newtwitterprofiles   #socialnetworks   #technology   #communications  
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I like this sound of this.  Curious to see what Google ultimately releases.

#google   #encryption   #encryptedemail   #gmail   #privacy  
Google wants to make it easier for Gmail users to encrypt their emails, according to a report in VentureBeat. PGP has been an open-source encryption standard for nearly 20 years, but the protocol...
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This is not surprising.  I'm no lover of Comcast, but I think there are some other companies much more deserving of the title of Worst.  Comcast is disliked so much simply because they charge too much, I would argue.  Personally, I think Monsanto, Wal-Mart, or Koch Industries "earned it" more.

#comcast   #consumerist   
Comcast has been named the worst company in America. The largest US cable provider "won" Consumerist's annual poll on the very same day it tried to convince the FCC that a proposed Time Warner...
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I would probably label ExxonMobil as the worst company. As one of the largest polluters in the world, they are depriving everyone in the future of a better life.
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Yes, please.  More Google, less cell phone companies.  I've been on Google Voice exclusively now for almost two full years.  It's wonderful and I don't have a phone bill anymore. My iPod Touch, iPad, and MacBook are my "phone."  It's nearly a perfect setup thanks to Google.

#google   #wireless   #wirelesstelephony   #communications  
Google is reportedly considering running its own wireless network. Sources tell The Information that company executives have been discussing a plan to offer wireless service in areas where it's...
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The single most important problem confronting our form of government is money in elections.  Every legislative and party problem you can point to has as its source the distortions of money and the lobbying that attends it.  For that reason I've always liked to share Lawrence Lessig's excellent presentations on his superb book, "Republic, Lost."

In the wake of Citizens United and now McCutcheon, democracy has been further eroded by the one organ of the government which ought to be protecting it.  I encourage you to watch Lessig's presentation at TED linked here and then join Rootstrikers.org.  We the people will have to solve this problem because our highest court has abrogated its responsibility protect our government from corruption.

#lessig   #mccutcheon   #citizensunited   #republiclost   #democracy   #plutocracy   #lobbying   #corruption   #elections   #constitutionallaw   #rootstrikers  
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For anyone interested, here is the long version (and, frankly, much better) which he gave at UC Berkley. It's worth the 48 minutes, if you have the time.  Please share.

Republic, Lost (my favorite version)
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More evidence that inequality is highly corrosive and undermines the economy.  Conservatives make that argument a great deal, and it always makes me realize something about modern conservatism:  it's intellectually simplistic.

An analogy I think works is one where a conservative meets someone who has no knowledge of the world's shape, no knowledge of astronomy or geography.  The conservative says, "The earth is flat.  Just look with your own eyes.  It's clearly flat."  Such a person could assume that association to be inferentially true.  But a thoughtful person might not take that assertion on faith.  They might demand more.  And in demanding more, in thinking about it, they would discover that the earth is, in fact, round.  The appeal of conservatism, I would assert, is the simplicity of their philosophy, its ability to appear factual at a surface level, and the fact that it appeals to humanity's natural selfishness.

This is why facts like this are helpful; they help create a cognitive dissonance in people who are not used to dealing in facts, but instead with logical fallacies.

#inequality #economicdata #politics #politicaleconomy
The notion of a stark tradeoff between inequality and efficiency is one of economics' most cherished myths.
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These people are parasites who may be lethal to humanity's survival.  We must exit the fossil fuel era and began a new era in clean, sustainable energy production.  To line their already flush pockets, they seek to distort the market through anti-competitive legislation that benefits them alone.  Money in politics is killing us.

#rootstrikers   #renewableenergy   #legislation   #politicaleconomy   #kochbrothers   #corruption  
 
The Yiddish word "chutzpah" means gall and utterly arrogant nerve. It should be re-spelled to "koch-spah" after this news… that the ever-meddlesome Koch brothers are now funding a major campaign against state efforts to ramp up solar energy.  It would be one thing if they limited their attacks to ending tax rebates and minor subsidies for solar and wind… hypocritical, given how much they have benefited from vastly larger oil-gas-coal subsidies, tax breaks and almost free access to resources on public lands. 

No, they are also targeting "net metering" which is the law allowing a homeowner who owns a rooftop solar unit to sell excess power back to the utility.
http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-solar-kochs-20140420,0,7412286.story#axzz2zSLfKKoM

Please read that again.  The Koch brothers do not want you selling your excess power to the market.  Their beef is with filling energy markets with millions of little-guy producers.  Their "institute" proclaims that its aim is to "preserve the public utility power company concept" -- a state mandated monopoly system in which single companies control all access to energy.  Some enterprise capitalists! Some libertarians!

But let's dig deeper to the heart of it.  WHY are the Kochs (and their Saudi partners) doing this right now?  Because solar energy is taking off.  Because efficiency and durability rates have been skyrocketing, in part because we had the wisdom to use some mild incentives to boost an important new industry, the way US Postal contracts stimulated air travel, in the 1920s, or public roads spurred the rise of the automobile.

Only with this difference: renewable energy systems are improving far FASTER than airplanes or automobiles did, in their nascent days. And more spectacular tech advances loom on the horizon, that they can see coming fast.

Dig it well.  The Kochs would not be doing this if renewables weren't taking off and a looming threat to the brothers' bottom line.  Millions of autonomous citizens, generating and selling their own power is no longer a sci fi pipe dream.  It is coming true fast… and the parasite dinosaurs are bellowing.
The Koch brothers and large utilities have allied to reverse state policies that favor renewable energy.
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More German ingenuity on the solar front.

#solar   #solarenergy   #energy   #nofossilfuels   #sustainability  
While Net Zero has been the latest buzz in sustainable building the Sonnenschiff development in Freiburg, Germany is very much Net Positive
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My law hero, Lawrence Lessig, on the disasterous McCutcheon decision issued today.

#lessig   #lawrencelessig   #mcutcheonvfec   #mcutcheon   #supremecourt   #democracy   #plutocracy  
Originalists used a modern interpretation of the term to eviscerate campaign-finance limits. The Framers would be disgusted.
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I love Portland and love Oregon. It's people, it's politics, and the natural beauty of the most wonderful place to be in America. I moved here very deliberately to settle.

I'm a third-year law student at Lewis & Clark Law School. I've wanted to do this for many years and am finally doing it. When I'm done, I plan to use what I learned in law school to help make this world a better place for all our children.
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    Law School, 2010 - present
    Best Oral Advocate: Moot Court Competition (1L) Appellate brief oral arguments held at the Multnomah County Courthouse, April 2011. Judges: Renee Manes, Esq., Michael O'Connor, Esq., Darlene Pasieczny, 2L. Co-Counsel: Mahsa Yaghmaie. Class: Legal Analysis & Writing, Prof. Anne Villella
  • Portland State University
    B.S. in Political Science w/emphasis on Law & Public Policy, 2002 - 2006
    Baccalaureate with Honors. Dean's list.
  • Edward C. Reed High School
    Liberal Arts, 1984 - 1988
    Graduate with Honors. Forensics distinction.
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Thai Hi 5 has a lovely interior; definitely a comfortable place to sit down and have your meal. And the food is always consistently good. I think that Rama Thai, just down the street, is a bit better in the flavors of their food, but falls down in their consistency and the poor interior of their shop. Given a choice, Rama Thai is great for take out, but Thai Hi 5 is a better all-around choice: you can eat in, take out, and will always be able to count on a consistently good meal.
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Food: Very goodDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
Public - 11 months ago
reviewed 11 months ago
Rama Thai has a "hole-in-wall" kind of atmosphere; not particularly inviting. So I'd recommend getting your food to go. That being said, the food is the best Thai on the West Side and definitely the best in Beaverton. It's close to where I live and so it's great for night's I want take out. No matter what I've gotten, the food nearly always tasted great.
Food: Very goodDecor: Poor to fairService: Excellent
Public - 11 months ago
reviewed 11 months ago
I live close to this gym and it's my "home gym." I used to live in Oregon City and used the Clackamas 24-Hour or the 24-Hour on Milwaukie Ave in Portland (by my work). I use this facility often. Comparing these three facilities, here are my thoughts on the Beaverton location: • Staff and trainers are extremely friendly and helpful. • Manager (I don't know his name; tall thin guy, dark hair, balding) is kind of a jerk. Very unfriendly and seems mean to the staff. • Equipment is repaired - usually, but not always - in a reasonable time. But the fact that the equipment is in disrepair so often leads me to think that some of the equipment simply needs to be replaced. The one exception is the broken drinking fountain on the second floor which has been broken for at least two weeks without being fixed. That's just too long to leave something unrepaired. • Cleanliness is where things really fall down. This facility gets a lot of use; but so did all of the other 24-Hours that I've been to. But none seem to be as consistently unclean. I'd have rated this facility higher if not for this reason alone. I get that its a gym, but cleanliness isn't just about keeping the place from being smelly; it's about ensuring colds, flu, and other communicable illnesses aren't spread from person to person. 24-Hour Fitness typically does a great job in most every facility I've been to. Now that the Beaverton location is my home gym, I'd appreciate a cleaner place to work out. Beyond that, staff is friendly and the facility has all the equipment I need and like to use.
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Hot Shots makes the best coffee and their Chai is the best I've had. Staff is always friendly and quick. Love it!
Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
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