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Open Source Voting

From Motherboard: DARPA Is Building a $10 Million, Open Source, Secure Voting System, “The system will be fully open source and designed with newly developed secure hardware to make the system not only impervious to certain kinds of hacking, but also allow voters to verify that their votes were recorded accurately.” Open source and secure?…

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Hong Kong: Something horrible?

Is something horrible about to happen in Hong Kong? Chinese troops are massed on the border, and when/if they’ll cross over, and what they will do when they arrive, is unclear. The following video is one of many circulating on the web.   Disturbing video taken in #Shenzhen just across the boarder with #HongKong. Something…

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Stupidity Is Its Own Reward

From GQ: 72 Percent of All Rural Hospital Closures Are in States That Rejected the Medicaid Expansion “States that refused Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion are hemorrhaging hospitals in rural areas.” Something about cutting off your nose to spite your face comes to mind…

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Oil Subsidies Could Fuel Green Revolution

Fascinating article from The Guardian: Just 10% of fossil fuel subsidy cash ‘could pay for green transition’  People forget that the oil industry is hugely supported by governments. But, Damian Carrington notes that recent a recent study by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) shows that even a tiny portion of those subsidies could…

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Turning To The Sun

From the LA Times, California farmers are planting solar panels as water supplies dry up Here’s the deal: California farmers are running out of water, thanks to global warming. But, they may be able to overcome that by investing in solar panels and selling energy instead of food. So, in the end, it is a…

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Demography and Democracy

From The Washington Post: The simple math that should keep Republicans up at night, The most common age of Hispanics in America is 11. For whites? 58. We should be careful about demographic predictions. They tend to be a little uncertain. Still, the fact is that the GOP is running out of angry, bigoted, old…

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DeVega: Trump’s Racism Will Help Him Win

Fascinating article by Chauncey DeVega over on Slate,  Still believe Trump’s racism won’t get him re-elected? That’s what you thought the last time too In the piece, DeVaga argues that more Americans than we would like to believe are solidly racist, and this will help put Trump back into the White House. Seriously scary.

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Source of Radiation Leak Found…in Russia

From Gizmodo:  “Two years after a mysterious cloud of radiation swept through Europe, a team of scientists has pinpointed the source of the leak to a nuclear reprocessing plant in Russia, which was preparing materials for an Italian physics experiment at the time.” Actually, given a choice between radiation and Trump, we think that maybe…

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Meme: Bin Laden And Walmart

From Marc Keyser     *** Marc Keyser is a writer and activist who has pioneered the use of the cellphone as an instrument of mass protest. The opinions expressed here are his own. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.  

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Mysterious Explosions in Russia

News outlets are reporting that mysterious explosions have occurred at a military ammunition depot in Siberia. This the second unexplained explosion to have occurred in Russia this week. Videos of the blast (see below) seem to show an enormous mushroom cloud. The Russians are saying that a small number people have been hurt or killed…

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