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Every +Activore should know this...
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This is very close to what my goal with People Who Give a Damn / Visions Unite ("the most power possible for all people over our own lives", which requires mass democratically-moderated communication and fantastic coordination tools), i hope +Garret John LoPorto can pull it off.
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Here's a list of 10 things you can do to stay involved in the fight Troy Davis asked us to carry on, working to fix this broken system. Leave a comment if you've got other good ways to act and stay engaged.
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And a few decades after we reached this point, the realization of how ludicrous it is is becoming widespread.
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Would you give $20 for that feature/fix/documentation you've always wanted in a module/theme/distribution? Would you help build the space where you can have that impact?

http://agaric.com/blogs/crowdfunding-drupal-if-you-wont-put-dollar-pot-say-why-not
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why not.... Agaric's business page on the latest corporate social media thing.
Agaric helps people create and use powerful web sites and applications.
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The truth matters. Any reasonably alert nine year old paying some attention to international politics can realize that, when it comes to governments, more often than not "both sides are wrong". For the few who refuse to realize this, the truth hurts; for the rest of us, the truth is essential to making the best choices individually and collectively. Thank you to those who care about truth.
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Good news! The Syrian babies allegedly killed when power was cut off from a hospital in Hama are actually Egyptian and very likely alive.
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Google+ is missing my preferred default behavior— share with everyone but don't push on anyone.

After adding a circle it has the further option to "send notifications", but my understanding is that this means e-mail notifications, and that anything i share to a circle or the public will pollute everyone's streams. This post is going to Public. Please comment with where and how you end up seeing it!
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. . .and now it's at the top of my stream. Wonder if it's doing the same for your other followers, or if it's just me because I'm the one who commented?
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web developer and supporter of all people who give a damn
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  • Agaric
    web developer and supporter of all people who give a damn, 2006 - present
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working toward justice and liberty for all— the most power possible for all people over their own lives.
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At Agaric Design Collective I help make web sites for people who do things.  We use open source free software to give people and groups power over their online communication and web presence.  To help all people gain power over our own lives, which we need to make progress toward justice and liberty, I'm helping form a nonprofit organization called, and for, People Who Give a Damn.

In the meantime I get involved in more than I can handle, including minor support for Free Speech Radio NewsSeacoast Outright, Amazing Things Arts Center, and the Fund for Authentic Journalism.
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helped make some great web sites with Agaric, midwifed The Definitive Guide to Drupal 7, has not starved to death in six years of having own business (that is, has awesome friends and family)
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