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An Open Letter to Joe Murphy (@libraryfuture)

johnxlibris:

To Joe Murphy:

I do not support your lawsuit against Lisa Rabey and nina de jesus. As a librarian and educator, I value open dialogue and believe the proper response to accusations of harassment is understanding and engagement. Instead, you have chosen to use legal action to silence future…

Signal boost. Lawsuit isn’t the way to go here.

Not Registered to Vote? October 5th is your Alaskan Deadline!

Not Registered to Vote? October 5th is your Alaskan Deadline!

If you live in Alaska, want to vote in the November 4, 2014 election, but are not registered to vote, you need to get registered before OCTOBER 5, 2014. You can get registration information and forms from the Division of Elections voter registration page. You may mail, fax or e-mail your signed registration form to a regional election office. You can also try registering with your cell phone…

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pussreboots:

hafuboti:

Prepping for October displays at the library. As one does.

Oh my inner teenager loves this.

But what will Spiderman swing on way out in the country?

pussreboots:

hafuboti:

Prepping for October displays at the library. As one does.

Oh my inner teenager loves this.

But what will Spiderman swing on way out in the country?

New ISERV Tool Enables Rapid View of Earth Images from Space

'New ISERV Tool Enables Rapid View of Earth Images from Space': via #NASA_APP - This seems like it will be a fun and useful resource.

Why I’ll be voting for legal weed in November

Why I’ll be voting for legal weed in November

In November 2014, Alaskan voters will be asked whether to legalize marijuana use for people over 21. It is 2014 Ballot Measure 2 and I will be voting yes. I am telling you this despite my reluctance to comment on State of Alaska issues because I think this is a matter of justice.

I am voting yes because: Alcohol is more harmful than marijuana.

If alcohol is legal, so should marijuana. According…

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Caffeine evolved TWICE

Caffeine is so important to life on Earth that it independently evolved TWICE.

I’ll think about that over my second cup of coffee.

Description: Showing (Not Telling) That a Character Is Sad

writing-questions-answered:

A great illustration of show don’t tell. Something I have a lot of trouble with.

staff:

Happy National Voter Registration Day, Tumblr.
The number one way of celebrating it? Registering to vote.
Every year, millions of eligible Americans neglect to register, which means that millions of important voices are utterly silent on Election Day. Don’t be one of them. There’s basically a 100% chance that something you care about is on the ballot, something you don’t want to be quiet about.
So be one of the loud ones. Register already. It’s an easy form that you already know all the answers to. No excuses.

Please register then vote in November.

staff:

Happy National Voter Registration Day, Tumblr.

The number one way of celebrating it? Registering to vote.

Every year, millions of eligible Americans neglect to register, which means that millions of important voices are utterly silent on Election Day. Don’t be one of them. There’s basically a 100% chance that something you care about is on the ballot, something you don’t want to be quiet about.

So be one of the loud ones. Register already. It’s an easy form that you already know all the answers to. No excuses.

Please register then vote in November.

New Exemptions from 50 Year Declassification Approved

The US Mint has an exception for Ft. Knox. While I understand this exemption, I do have to wonder whether getting classified plans would really be a hardship for Mr. Goldfinger.

Summary of Alaska Ballot Measure 2: Regulate Marijuana

In case you were following the campaign to legalize marijuana in Alaska. From the Division of Elections. More information can be found in the 2014 Alaska Official (General) Election Pamphlet

If you’re curious, I’ll be voting yes. Hope to have a blog entry out in the next few days explaining why in detail.

TL:DR version

  • Marijuana appears to be less harmful than alcohol. As a child of an alcohol scarred family, if booze gets to be legal, weed should be legal.
  • Too many lives have been ruined by possession arrests and convictions, which proportionally hit people of color. 
  • I lean libertarian in that I don’t believe the State has a right to regulate conduct that does not harm others. If you get high too often, you’ll have to live with the consequences.