Friday, November 18, 2011
"CNBC, which obtained the audio from the event, has the report. In the audio files, recorded by an environmental campaigner from Earthworks, one industry insider suggests that those who oppose gas drilling constitute an "insurgency." Another advocates hiring former military psychological operations specialists to handle local populations.
Here's the direct quote from Range Resources communications director Matt Pitzarella, from a from session titled "Designing a Media Relations Strategy To Overcome Concerns Surrounding Hydraulic Fracturing": Read Full Article Here | Mother Jones
MILWAUKEE Supervisor Eyon Biddle Participates in Nat'l Day of Action "GET ON THE BRIDGE" “For those who just think I'm frustrated with lawmakers, let me be clear. This is a rally cry not only to our local, state, federal legislators to start creating jobs, but also to my own community. We must stop sitting back and watching our livelihoods go down the drain while the top 1% thrives. We, as leaders and as the community, must be accountable and committed to shifting this paradigm. We need not just reform in how we do things; we need a revolution. We have to walk like how we talk, boldly and courageously for social and economic freedom. Let’s truly make this city work for everyone: for people of color, and for our children. I’ve said this before and I'll say it again. I stand with those who are ready for this revolution to take place now." Read More Here | MILWAUKEE Supervisor Eyon Biddle
New Mexico's House of Representatives voted Monday to pass a bill that allows the state to move $2 billion - $5 billion of state funds to credit unions and small banks.
The municipal funds bill was approved 65-0 (roll call - PDF), and is subject to a vote by New Mexico's Senate. Governor Bill Richardson told the bill's sponsor that he supports the legislation.
Credit Union Times, spoke to one banker who believes that the bill got a boost from Huffington Post's Move Your Money campaign: Read More Here | Move State's Money
Diaspora* is a 100% volunteer-run, open organization, which means that our users do everything from open-source software development to spreading the word to translations to graphic design to providing support to fellow users, among other things.
A few weeks ago, a community member named Jon Pincus recommended that Diaspora* adopt the Computers, Freedom, and Privacy‘s Social Network Users’ Bill of Rights, which was drafted, debated, voted, and adopted during the 2010 annual conference held in San Jose, CA.
This weekend we lost one of the brightest minds of the technology world, and one of our best friends. Ilya Zhitomirskiy was a crusader—or, as he called himself, a Dragonslayer—for freedom, privacy, and openness on the Internet. He believed in the power of technology to make the world a better place. And through the creation of Diaspora, he did.