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We (humanity) could use more science centers and museums. It's that simple.

Click a couple buttons and donate what you can. We have enough gorram retail outlets on this planet...
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Millions of Americans oppose SOPA and PIPA because these bills would censor the Internet and slow economic growth in the U.S.. Two bills before Congress, known as the Protect IP Act (PIPA) in the Sena...
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Dear SpaceX,

Here I come.

Signed,
Brady C. Jackson
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Hello Sir,
I'm Robin, doing my final year Bachelors undergrad degree in Aeronautical Engineering in India. I'm really happy and felt excited when I read your blog on how you landed the Space X job. I would be more than greatful to you, if you kindly can get me an internship opportunity at Space X for Jan 2014. I really am very much interested in working at Space X, just like you. So, please, do kindly help me out.

Hoping to hear from you soon.

With Regards,
Robin Johny K
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New blog post up filling in a few more details about the job I recently landed at SpaceX. Everyone can read this one! It's non-technical and full of life-changing artwork. :D

http://bjcovertaction.weebly.com/1/post/2011/10/im-working-at-spacex.html
'Sup Homies! That's right, you read the title correctly. I landed a job with Space Exploration Technologies this September!
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Currently the United States is negotiating a treaty focused on "Counterfitting and Trade" agreements with numerous other nations that seeks to enforce some severe restrictions on what kind of information can and cannot be shared on the Internet and amongst various countries.

One clause in this treaty would require governments to effectively ban an individual's connection to the Internet if that person is so much as accused of infringing on a copyright (not tried and convicted, accused). Once this treaty is adopted, President Obama intends to enforce it in the States via Executive Order, rather than allowing the Senate to ratify the treaty, a power explicitly granted to the Senate in the Constitution.

There is a petition on the Whitehouse's website to require President Obama to allow the Senate to review and ratify this treaty, as the Founding Fathers intended, rather than to implement the treaty as Executive Order.

Please sign the petition everyone (yes, you have to create an account). This is not only a freedom of speech issue, but, more importantly, a separation of powers issue. The President does not, and should not, have the ability to create law through treaty and executive order. Treaties are under the domain of the Senate for good reason. Let's keep it that way.:

https://wwws.whitehouse.gov/petitions/!/petition/require-senate-ratify-acta-treaty-rather-making-it-effective-executive-order/HCfv4gNK?utm_source=wh.gov&utm_medium=shorturl&utm_campaign=shorturl
WhiteHouse.gov is the official web site for the White House and President Barack Obama, the 44th President of the United States. This site is a source for information about the President, White House ...
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O.o wow. Words... I have none.
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So here is an interesting hypothesis regarding the Obama presidency. It is well worth the read, doesn't take more than ten minutes really. But the writer does an excellent job of clarifying at least one of the voices present in American desperation today:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/07/opinion/sunday/what-happened-to-obamas-passion.html?pagewanted=1&_r=1
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To my two blog readers:

In honor of the strike on SOPA and PIPA, my website: http://bjcovertaction.weebly.com, will be blacked out for the remainder of January 18th. If you manage a website or blog yourself and are strongly against Internet censorship, I request that you do the same by signing up for the strike here:

http://sopastrike.com/

And copying the index.html code from this site:

https://github.com/zachstronaut/stop-sopa/blob/4f09c54795d2a9d799e0e210b561f558f0acddbf/index.html

... into your homepage's source code.

Cheers,
Brady C. Jackson
The blog and website of Brady C. Jackson. This wesbite contains information on motorcycle repair, robotics projects, poetry, philosophy, and general randomness. Please feel free to browse and comment ...
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"The fall of Empire, gentlemen, is a massive thing, however. and not easily fought. It is dictated by a rising bureaucracy, a receding initiative, a freezing of caste, a damning of curiosity -- a hundred other factors. It has been going on, as I have said, for centuries, and it is too majestic and massive a movement to stop." -- Hari Seldon, written by Isaac Asimov.

Pay attention to that list in the middle. It's important, and sounds far too familiar, in my opinion, my friends.
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I think the saddest thing about the UC Davis students getting pepper sprayed by the cops isn't that they got pepper sprayed, but it's that the cops were outnumbered 20:1 and the only reaction any students could muster was to chant, "Shame on you!"

There's a reason our government walks all over us, and it's not because they have money. It's because we citizens no longer have spines.
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My point exactly.
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For anyone who has heard of the Occupy Wallstreet movement, this is an absolute great summary of the economic data that has those folks so pissed off. It is mostly presented in graph form, so it is fairly easy to digest.:

http://www.businessinsider.com/what-wall-street-protesters-are-so-angry-about-2011-10?op=1

Furthermore, I traced down the sources for the data and they seem pretty legit. Most of the analysis can be traced backwards through a few blogs to the economics departments at recognized universities or directly back to various publicly released data by banks.

Check it out.
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Well, it is rather hard to maintain a coherent discussion when every contribution is met with a response which doesn't correspond to the original statement. :P
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I am a young man, an engineer, a writer, a rider, a runner, and an explorer.

Life is an epic adventure, all we have to do is live it.
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Thor: God of Thunder.