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Jim Giddings
Works at University of Massachusetts Lowell
Attended Moses Brown School
Lives in Greenville, NH
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I wonder if we have an animal show on the air?
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Simply wonderful.  I really enjoyed it.  I did expected  to hear about a skunk at one point.  Thank you for sharing.
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Tim Cook of Apple just gave Congress an ultimatum, effectively,: "lower the 35% corporate tax rate or I won't repatriate the profits I have been hiding overseas!" Congress immediately started asking "how low does the tax rate need to be, Mr. Multi-billionaire sir?" rather than arranging for him to be led out of the hall in shackles.
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Ghost of Steve Jobs 
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the bird thought
PIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIP!
they're out for a walk
I'll just swoop down by their heads and get a beakful of black flies!
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My own dream involved smells. I woke with a smell somewhere between skunk and smoke in my nostrils, and I didn't know where it could be coming from. Even though it wasn't light yet, I got out of bed and looked around to see where it might be coming from, but it diminshed as I became more wakeful. Clearlythe danger I smelled lay in the dream world and not in the waking world.
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Denise told me of a dream this morning in which a large numbers of people of all ages, genders and sizes were walking, bicycling and skating around a town square, but two men were making the "ronda" in canoes, gliding smoothly across the ground. I thought the mechanism had to involve Anti-sticky, a substance which, when brought into proximity of Sticky is repelled by it. The coating of bubble gum and candy left by generations of children on the pavement of the town square would surely be enough that Anti-Sticky-treated canoes would be forced a centimeter or so above the surface. (Anti-Sticky was invented by Tom in the Captain Najork series  )
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This handy reminder of what Democratic state house candidates are on the ballot in each town in our part of New Hampshire should also allow you to click through to the Secretary of State's sample ballot for your town if you click on your town on the map. Or you can go directly to the SOS website ( http://sos.nh.gov/Elections/Election_Information/2012_Elections/General_Election/Sample_ACCUVOTE_Ballots_-_2012_General_Election.aspx for voting-machine towns and http://sos.nh.gov/Elections/Election_Information/2012_Elections/General_Election/Sample_PAPER_Ballots_-_2012_General_Election.aspx for towns with paper ballots) and click on your town's name.
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The latest part of the saga is that there are now two pages with sample ballots on them: the aforementioned ACCUVOTE ballot page for towns that use the diebold machines and a second page for towns that don't:
http://sos.nh.gov/Elections/Election_Information/2012_Elections/General_Election/Sample_PAPER_Ballots_-_2012_General_Election.aspx

So once I correct the links on my map, they will probably work again.
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I'm on the air again at http://wuml.org/ with playlists at http://spinitron.com/radio/playlist.php?station=wuml playin amix of music and other stuff. Requests and comments welcome here (below), and via 978-934-4969
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http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/may/23/ingrid-loyau-kennet-woolwich "By acting with phenomenal generosity, grace and understanding, she seems to have helped to contain a situation that may easily have spun out of control. If only politicians and military leaders the world over could be so intelligent and careful."
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bizarre and amazing 
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My friend Ayla Nereo has temed up with the harmony duo MaMuse for a short west coast tour, performing, among other things, some of Ayla's beautiful songs.
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Beautiful!
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New Hampshire is contracting with ACCUVOTE to provide sample ballots to its citizens, and judging by the number of errors I've encountered so far with its http://sos.nh.gov/Elections/Election_Information/2012_Elections/General_Election/Sample_ACCUVOTE_Ballots_-_2012_General_Election.aspx website, I think this company, which has been implicated in vote-counting scandals nationwide, is up to its old tricks on behalf of some corporate entities which want to make it hard for us to cast our votes and have them counted correctly this year.  The link below is just one random example of criticism of ACCUVOTE.
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I misunderstood. ACCUVOTE/Diebold is providing vote-counting machines to some towns (a shockingly large number) and there are now separate pages for ACCUVOTE towns and PAPER BALLOT towns. Since most of our towns were paper-ballot towns, most of them were not on the ACCUVOTE list. The ACCUVOTE list was made public an hour or so before the PAPER list was made public, but the unified page that had been there was removed as soon as the ACCUVOTE page was put in place. Whoever was answering my distraught emails at SOS kindly sent me the relevant town ballots as email attachments. Now I've got to correct the links on my map and all will (we hope) be fine :)  Except that ACCUVOTE/Diebold does in fact have a toe in the door in NH, which can't be good.
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Education
  • Moses Brown School
    1965
  • Brown University
    Linguistics, 1983
  • Beloit College
  • Friends World College
  • University of Massachusetts Lowell
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Male
Work
Occupation
Researcher, Peace Activist, Radio Show Host
Employment
  • University of Massachusetts Lowell
    Data Base Manager, Researcher at OICWeave.org, present
  • The Ayola Research Group
    Researcher
  • WUML
    Radio Show Host
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Currently
Greenville, NH
Previously
Fairbanks, AK, - Oracle, AZ - Paoli, PA - Bristol, RI - Tucson, AZ - Denver, CO - Providnce, RI - Westbury, NY - Miami FL - Onion Portage, AK - Lyngby, Denmark