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Lee Dudley
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Lives in Portland, OR
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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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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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I sincerely hope that Apple does buy Yahoo!  I think it's a combination ripe with positive possibilities.  And, frankly, they need one another.  Apple's design sensibilities and quality could dramatically enhance Yahoo! and Yahoo!'s recent rebuilding of its core services in combination with Apple's cloud offerings could dramatically help Apple.  If Apple doesn't buy Yahoo!, it may end up being the biggest misstep of the company in the post-Jobs era.  However, a purchase would validate the shrewdness of Cook's leadership.  Time will tell.

#apple #yahoo #marissamayer #socialnetworking #acquisitions #technology #onlineservices 
Apple should buy Yahoo. This is neither a new idea, nor one acceptable to the Apple fan base. But since people briefly talked about it last year, it’s beco
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I agree totally not worth the hassle. Apple isn't having revenue issues. Why would they look to jump into such a business. 2 years ago maybe it was too good of a bargain but not anymore. Apple would have to kill off so many of their services. Probably alienating some of their customers. Yahoo can't keep up to date with their own services as it is 
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Vittori hopes to have two WarkaTowers erected in Ethiopia by 2015 and is looking for financial rainmakers who'd like to seed these tree-inspired structures across the country.
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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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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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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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The "skills-gap" that has been blamed for the ongoing unemployment problem in the U.S. is a myth.  As Krugman states, "It’s a prime example of a zombie idea — an idea that should have been killed by evidence, but refuses to die."

Evidence and facts should shape our policy choices, but so often in the U.S. today, it does not.  That's a problem for governance and policy that actually makes a positive difference in people's lives.

#krugman   #economics   #economy  
Why does the myth of a “skills gap” persist and continue to do harm?
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This really is amazing.  Appears to offer a way for anonymous communication in the age of the NSA.  But more interestingly (and the article doesn't mention it) but this smells a lot like the possible first step toward the death of traditional cellular networks and the need for carriers.

#apple   #multipeer   #firechat   #multipeerconnectivityframework  
A new iOS app called FireChat is blowing up in the App Store. But it's not the app itself that's causing such a stir; it's the underlying networking technology it taps into.
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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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  • Lewis and Clark Law School
    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
Public - 11 months ago
reviewed 11 months ago