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5 Ways To Celebrate National Aviation Day

Today is National Aviation Day. It’s an official holiday, established in 1939 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, but banks are open during National Aviation Day, so that people can be sure to have access to money as they sit at airports, waiting for their delayed flights to finally board.

Of course, there are many ways [...]

New Park in Rockland, Maine Celebrates Google Maps

“The brilliance of Google,” writes Owl Eyes Creative, “is that the company has grown to understand its users.”

Part of understanding Google’s users is an understanding of where Google users live. Google has become an unrivaled expert at using the power of well-designed data mining to create a deeper level of understanding for users about [...]

Matilda Joslyn Gage On The Freethought Trail

Matilda Joslyn Gage was an abolitionist, an advocate for Native American rights, a Women’s Rights Movement leader, and a prominent freethinker. [...]

Why Go to Acadia National Park? A Reminder

Sometimes I wonder why people bother going to Acadia National Park on Mount Desert Island in Maine. I live close by, just an hour or two away, but most people need to travel for a day to get to the nearest city, then spend a few more hours in a car to visit a place [...]

Space Colonization Update

The space odyssey of 2001 never came to pass. The Jetsons were just a cartoon. Nonetheless, some people are still trying to create human colonies somewhere off the Earth. There’s a lot to do for people who want to make these colonies a reality.

So, what are the aspiring space colonists up to? Not [...]

Mars Expedition Has Trouble Staying In Orbit

Part of the Mars One plan is to keep colonists alive by sending them regular packages of supplies to supplement their own colony-based projects to create and maintain supplies of water, air and food. What happens if one of those resupply missions is delayed by two years? [...]

Two Days to the March Against Surveillance: Give a Ride, Get a Ride

Two days from now, an unknown number of Americans will march to the U.S. Capitol in a demonstration against massive unwarranted surveillance.

The number of people showing up will be taken as an indication of the strength of the movement against government surveillance, which makes it important for as many people as possible to [...]

Protest Against NSA Spying On October 26

Barack Obama was elected President under a promise to restore respect for Americans’ constitutional rights, and to reform the FISA Amendments Act and Patriot Act, laws that had created an extreme surveillance state under George W. Bush’s Homeland Security mania. As President, Obama has broken these promises. Obama has moved to prevent reform of the [...]

Lecture

And listen well!

(“Winston Churchill” by Oscar Nemon on the grounds of the Halifax Memorial Library in Halifax, Nova Scotia)

United Airlines Tosses Passenger Carry On Bags For Credit Card Profit

With Priority Boarding, you have to give up your bag, because United Airlines cares more about making quick profits from credit card late fees than it cares about providing reasonable service for most of its customers. [...]

International Spy Museum Fails The Test On NSA SPying

The International Spy Museum has demonstrated that it’s not willing to provide an honest representation of the profession of spying. I suppose, given the museum’s enthusiasm for lies, that we should not have expected better. [...]