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Chris Schaffer
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Got Humanism?
Got Humanism?

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Yeah, not sad I'm in the Pac NW where the weather is currently awesome
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Today, as we wish each other a Happy New Year, let us determine to be more sincere, compassionate, warm-hearted human beings, trying to make our world a more equal place. That way we'll actually make it a happy year.

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One of the best discussions of depression I have seen in a long time.

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#GoogleCrossword solved in 1:07:14
Which seems like a lower time than it should be, but I kept going back to it in between tasks so I'm probably getting skewed by the total time i was at my desk.

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This is the most important thing you will watch today, and possibly tomorrow.

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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has now transmitted to the Security Council the impartial and independent report of the United Nations Mission to Investigate Allegations of the Use of Chemical Weapons on the incident that occurred on 21 August 2013 in the Ghouta area of Damascus.

Now you can read it online here: http://j.mp/186VDFZ (pdf)

His remarks to the Security Council are online here: http://bit.ly/1goBjm6

Photo: Head of the chemical weapons team working in Syria Åke Sellström and Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. UN Photo/Paulo Filgueiras
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I'm impressed by next.data.gov . The thinking behind it is explained on the White House blog.  Open government data is a huge foundation for private sector businesses, and a great example of what I've called government as a platform. The new site really begins to highlight this point.

I'm not far off from rewriting my entire thesis from the satirical viewpoint of a GM... "The quest, then, was to determine what theory of sexism best described the social milieu our characters faced."
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