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Texas government working hard to prevent women from voting

October 22, 2013

Folks, we are gearing up for midterm elections and that means that you should be aware of your rights.  There are some real bad actors out there trying to implement laws to stop eligible people, including women, from voting. What I learned in high school civics class is that an attack on voting rights is… Read more »

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Finding accurate reporting about gov't shutdown

October 8, 2013

(this relates to efforts to find news I can trust) These days, I rely heavily on media ethics professionals like the folks at Poynter Institute: "Don’t call it an impasse, stalemate, or standoff." The deal is that the accurate reporting on the standoff is hard to find, but it reflects importantly on the "how do I find… Read more »

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Bringing High-Speed Broadband to Vocational Schools in Palestine

May 16, 2013

In 2011 Inveneo and Coolnet, with funding from craigconnects, began Palestine's Technical Vocational Educational Training (TVET) program. Connected to aging infrastructure with extreme network congestion, the schools were functionally cut off from the Internet, with one principal needing to disconnect the entire school and wait 15 minutes just to send email. The solution was a… Read more »

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Mr Ed, and the burden of being [seen as] a spokesman

April 16, 2013

Life gets surreal, then, it gets even more surreal. craigslist (CL) has maybe helped out a hundred million people, and that's a good start. Would be nice to do lots more, and that what's my craigconnects.org thing is about. To that end, well, I do enough real customer service to keep my emotional investment in the CL… Read more »

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Tweet Chat with VA Careers

March 21, 2013

Almost a year ago, Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki announced that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) was hiring. As he put it at the time, “As more veterans return home, we must ensure that all veterans have access to quality mental health care.” VA has answered that call by reaching out to… Read more »

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Stand up for America on Election Day

October 22, 2012

Hey, the Founders of the US tell us that everyone is equal in the eyes of the law, meaning that citizens have the right to vote. However, there are politicians who don't like that, and they're attacking the integrity of the election by making it hard for people to vote. I'd like you to help out all Americans… Read more »

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