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Pictures from last night's event at +Hattery. Thanks for all those who came out to support our capital campaign!
 
+Google IO Kickoff Party at +Hattery with +Engine Advocacy and +Vessel.io!
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Check out what we're up to in DC next week.
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Check out our panel at +SXSW on tech advocacy. Details here.
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Happy 2012 and Happy Iowa Caucus Day everyone! Here's a look at how the Candidates stack up with the Innovation Agenda.
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SOPA Opponents won an unexpected victory today. Here's what you can do to continue working for total victory.
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I have posted this on my Facebook account:

"The Wall Street moguls need to find another way to stop piracy, not by censoring the Internet. They seem to forget when they (the movie moguls) had censorship and they fought against it."

I was listing to an interview on CNN earlier today with Google's Chairman about doing business in China. Google is not operating in China, just in Hong Kong since they have no censorship there.

I am a free thinking Canadian, and proud of it. I lived in England until I was 17, and I found there was a tendency in England and Wales to make sure you stay in your place (class). Since moving to Canada I have never felt that restriction.

My daughter is married to an American, so I visit the United States quite a bit. In fact I have been visiting since 1960, I find that Americans are a little more English that the Canadian in their thinking.

Censored learning has never worked in the world in the past. Think of how Christianity tried to restrict scientific thinking in the Dark Ages, and it was not until the Italian Renaissance, the age of Enlightenment that people began to explore the world in search of new lands, ideas and wealth.

We would never have devised the Internet Age with such restricted thinking. It is ironic that the same Religious groups want the restrictions on the net; but they all use it for their own purpose.

China would pass North America in a flash, if they would take the blinders of there people. The only thing that keeps their education going at the moment, is that China sends millions of students overseas to learn all they can. A large percentage of them go back, because they are not allowed to stay in the counties they have taken their higher Education in.

A free thinker has to have freedom to think. I am always coming up with new ideas at my age (71), with such things as the alternate theory to the Big Bang, and a new way of using the Internet to conduct business, or Governments for that matter.

Mind you I will direct my ideas at the small Entrepreneurs. They are the people that make the Commerce Engine of the world tick. Think about it, it was the small Chinese and Indians that took away the manufacturing jobs of the Blue Collar workers of North America.

If I was controlled by Big Churches/Mosques/Temples, Big Businesses, Big Labour, or Big Government ... I would not be able to think like I do, and keep coming up with new ideas.

Ask yourself where are the most inventions made? I say the Northwest, down to Monterey, and the Northeast of North America. I also believe Great Britain is still making a big contribution. Mostly in giving free thinking Education to the world.

So my American friends ask your Senators to STOP introducing their own version of "Stop Online Piracy Act" [SOPA] ... or they will kill the goose that is laying the Golden egg.

Brian Dodd, DTM
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+Engine Advocacy launched its capital campaign yesterday. The nonprofit needs your help to help be the voice of startups and tech entreprenuers in government for many years to come. Consider donating today?
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Thanks to everyone who came out to FUEL Chicago last night! If you're in San Francisco next week, make your way over to FUEL International during Google's I/O conference.
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Engine and the New Politics of Silicon Valley on CNET.
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Very often the people who are "stackt in the pc24 hours at day"are sensible to the problem of the human raze on the planet, becouse they take information every second on google.personaly I think that the information and the socialization have to be free all allover the world!
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SOPA Markup Coverage here. And remember, call your Congressperson and keep the pressure on through the markup process at engineadvocacy.org/voice !
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FYI: http://keepthewebopen.com/SOPA doesn't work. http://keepthewebopen.com/sopa does. (Note the change in case.) :)
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