Archive for the ‘News & Issues’ Category

It is now open season on everything you do online

So this has happened. Thank the “Gerbil-headed, woodstained, haunted spunktrumpet.” If you’re not making your online traffic anonymous already you should be, since they’ve just freed the ISPs from any privacy protection we had. I hadn’t enabled VPN on my home router yet … but you can bet I’ve done it now! Great resource at […]

So Windows 9 is gonna be Windows 10 instead

Microsoft just dropped their press release about their upcoming operating system upgrade and the biggest thing I notices is that apparently 9 isn’t good enough … I’m just surprised they didn’t go “right to 11 .. these ones go to 11.”

Web Bill of Rights

Father of World Wide Web Calls For Web Bill Of Rights Tim Berners-Lee, the creator of the World Wide Web as we know it, is calling for a Web Bill of Rights. We should all listen to him …

Kony 2012

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Prop 8 Declared Unconstitutional!!

Prop. 8: Gay-marriage ban unconstitutional, court rules A federal appeals court Tuesday struck down California’s ban on same-sex marriage, clearing the way for the U.S. Supreme Court to rule on gay marriage as early as next year. The 2-1 decision by a panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals found that Proposition 8, […]

CBC News – Canada – Transgender protection bill approved by Commons

HOORAY!! I have copied and pasted (thanks CBC) the entire story here because it’s so awesome. Looking beyond the alarmist fear-mongering that people are experiencing; I’ve had many friends who have transitioned or are in the process and have absolutely no legal protection, and very often no legal status even as it pertains to their gender. No […]

Jerry Large | A reasonable view of gay marriage | Seattle Times Newspaper

Reposted in its entirety (including original links) because I think this is one of the most well articulated positive views pro gay marriage that actually addresses the reasons against that the anti faction state as justification to deny citizens the right to marry whomever it happens to be that they love. Jerry Large | A […]

Implantable blood sugar sensor could eliminate daily finger pricks

Implantable blood sugar sensor could eliminate daily finger pricks: “ Science has been figuring out ways to sidestep those dreaded finger pricks for years now, but it’s not often that we hear of such a permanent solution as this. A crew of researchers from The University of Tokyo and BEANS Research Institute are in the […]

The real cost of bottled water …

Via: Term Life Insurance Might I suggest either a stainless steel water bottle like Kleen Kanteen or Sigg. If you’re like me and you don’t want to lug around a metal water bottle I highly recommend the Bobble … I can filter tap water on the go, the bottle is easy to use, and I […]

Want to get a good look at the big picture of global population?

I have had the pleasure and opportunity to travel and explore many places outside of North America, and I still couldn’t comprehend the impact that poverty has on world population. No matter where you fall in politics or social activism, I really wanted to share this video because the reality of the situation is put […]