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Derek Andrews

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If I'm labelled as biased, or racist, or whatever for my opinion after reviewing the facts and the evidence, then I feel very sad for my country.

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Popularity can be a sad reality even in science. Credit is everything in scientific fields, and this man was robbed.
It seems that solving the Firewall Paradox involving black holes, wasn't Hawking's baby.

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“Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it.” ―Thomas Paine

“I know no safe depository of the ultimate powers of the society but the people themselves ; and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them, but to inform their discretion by education. This is the true corrective of abuses of constitutional power.” 
―Thomas Jefferson, Letters of Thomas Jefferson

“The advancement and diffusion of knowledge is the only guardian of true liberty.” ―James Madison

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Keep the Internet the same for everyone!

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This is pretty neat!
A Little Known Robin Williams Story:

“Years ago I learned a very cool thing about Robin Williams, and I couldn’t watch a movie of his afterward without thinking of it. I never actually booked Robin Williams for an event, but I came close enough that his office sent over his rider. 

For those outside of the entertainment industry, a rider lists out an artist’s specific personal and technical needs for hosting them for an event- anything from bottled water and their green room to sound and lighting requirements. You can learn a lot about a person from their rider. This is where rocks bands list their requirement for green M&Ms (which is actually a surprisingly smart thing to do). 

This is also where a famous environmentalist requires a large gas-guzzling private jet to fly to the event city, but then requires an electric or hybrid car to take said environmentalist to the event venue when in view of the public.

When I got Robin Williams’ rider, I was very surprised by what I found. He actually had a requirement that for every single event or film he did, the company hiring him also had to hire a certain number of homeless people and put them to work. 

I never watched a Robin Williams movie the same way after that. I’m sure that on his own time and with his own money, he was working with these people in need, but he’d also decided to use his clout as an entertainer to make sure that production companies and event planners also learned the value of giving people a chance to work their way back. 

I wonder how many production companies continued the practice into their next non-Robin Williams project, as well as how many people got a chance at a job and the pride of earning an income, even temporarily, from his actions. 

He was a great multiplier of his impact. Let’s hope that impact lives on without him. Thanks, Robin Williams- not just for laughs, but also for a cool example.”

(Perry Marshall)

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A bit unnerving. Perhaps the bots will solve the problem for us...
What will happen when humans are no longer employable for most jobs because robots are doing a better, cheaper job of it?  It's not just simple factory jobs, either; take a look:

+Alaska Airlines , thanks for the sleepless night. More than a 6 hour delay for my wife's flight from SLC to SEA while she's traveling alone.

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Sounds good to me.
Just introduced -- a resolution authorizing a lawsuit against the President.

According to Congressman +PeteSessions(R-TX):
"Today I introduced a resolution that would authorize the Speaker of the House to file a lawsuit against President Obama for failing to faithfully execute the law.... This President, as well as future presidents from both parties, must not be allowed to circumvent Congress and ignore the Constitution. Through this lawsuit, the House of Representatives will take a crucial step to rein in the President and defend our Constitution so that it endures for generations to come."
#Congress   #houseofrepresentatives   #presidentobama  

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Elder Andrews' final e-mail from Mexico. He returns from his mission next Monday.
Get Out of the Way
Get Out of the Way

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Make your voice heard to save free expression on the Internet. It's The People's tool to reign in the government a la Edward Snowden.
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