Category Archives: politics

Strange Petition on Net Neutrality

It’s very strange and misleading with emotionally charged manipulative language. Huh? http://arstechnica.com/business/2014/12/shadowy-anti-net-neutrality-group-submitted-56-5-of-comments-to-fcc/

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Democracy Rationing

If you haven’t been there, check it out. Brought to you by the brilliant makers of Scarfolk:

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How Red is Texas?

Analysis: How Red is Texas? Count the Ways. by Ross Ramsey, The Texas Tribune Nov. 28, 2014 Texas, a hothouse for Republicans, is a decidedly hostile environment for Democrats. If that was not obvious in the first readings of election … Continue reading

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Texas Governor Perry Indicted on Charges of Abuse of Power

The investigation centered on Mr. Perry’s veto power as governor. His critics asserted that he used that power as leverage to try to get an elected official and influential Democrat — Rosemary Lehmberg, the district attorney in Travis County — … Continue reading

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Two Texas republicans battle it out in Iowa

Senator Ted Cruz and governor Rick Perry begin their race for the republican presidential nomination this weekend in the Iowa primaries. This should be interesting. http://www.dallasnews.com/news/politics/state-politics/20140808-with-national-ambitions-ted-cruz-and-rick-perry-ramp-up-rivalry.ece

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Pelosi to travel to border and South Texas children’s detention facility

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi will travel to the southern border of the U.S. on Saturday to be briefed by Customs and Border Protection on the flood of unaccompanied minors entering the country.   The California Democrat will also tour … Continue reading

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16-year-old made a plug-in that reveals where politicians get their cash He can’t even vote yet. The plug-in is called Greenhouse, and it works similarly to the “reveal codes” function. “After installing the plugin on Chrome, Safari, or Firefox, Greenhouse … Continue reading

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Anarchists, group sex, and the Best Party worked well for Iceland

Anarcho/surrealists took power of the Icelandic government. A comedian ex-punker became mayor of Reykjavik, and it all worked. “More punk, less hell.” http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/ausland/europa/More-punk-less-hell/story/10069405

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What’s up at Amarillo City Hall?

Originally posted on High Plains Blogger:
I posted a blog recently about the Amarillo Animal Control Department troubles and suggested that the verdict may be in on the fate of the two top animal control officials who have been put…

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Cell phones and the 4th Amendment

“On Tuesday, the Supreme Court will consider whether law enforcement officers during an arrest may search the contents of a person’s mobile phone without a warrant. The court should recognize that new technologies do not alter basic Fourth Amendment principles, … Continue reading

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