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Reckoning the Vote: Gay-Friendly and Gay-Unfriendly Towns in Cumberland County, Maine

Where are you welcome? Where are you not welcome?

If you’re in a gay or lesbian couple, you know by now that a narrow majority of Mainers has decided you don’t deserve the basic respect afforded to people in the United States of America: the legal respect of equality. On the bright side, a very [...]

NO on 1: 3416 Maine Individual Contributions. Stand for Marriage Maine: Just 257

NO on 1/Protect Maine Equality is the organization leading the charge to vote NO on Ballot Question 1 in Maine this fall. Ballot Question 1 would overturn LD 1020, the law that made same-sex marriage legal in the state of Maine earlier this year. By my read of Maine campaign finance disclosure documents, the NO [...]

Create a Map from a List of Places using Google Docs and Mapalist.com

This morning, I was looking to create a map of campaign contributions in Maine using data taken from the Maine campaign finance website. From that website I’d found that Stand for Marriage Maine, the primary group organizing to outlaw same-sex marriage in the state, had received only 257 contributions from just 250 individuals who live [...]

4 Days To the National Equality March: Map with Route

4 Days until the National Equality March past the White House and the U.S. Capitol, demonstrating for the fulfillment of the 14th Amendment promise of equal protection under law for all Americans, regardless of sexual orientation. Here’s a map:

Click through to find logistical details, including information on traveling via the DC Metro.

The [...]

Coastal Protection for the Smalltooth Sawfish

The protected coastal areas include 840,472 of critical habitat where young sawfish live. These areas are characterized by shallow water (three feet deep or less) where the salinity of the water frequently fluctuates. Red mangroves grow in these areas, forming roots that hold in coastal sediments, protecting the shoreline from erosion during hurricane season. [...]

Map of Major Green Party Campaigns

This map of Green Party campaigns you see here is a bit sparse for now, but think of it as a baseline for things to come over the next year. [...]

Where Is Trend Leadership in Religion-Free USA?

Those same illegal immigrants that right wingers love to complain about seem to be slowing down the erosion of religion in California. I wonder if the Religious Right will adjust its rhetoric, and shift toward support of liberalized immigration. [...]

Map of Higher Than Expected Sea Level Rise

Scientists currently meeting in Copenhagen are discussing how predictions made about likely sea level increase now appear to have been too conservative. They’re now predicting sea levels of about a meter over the next 90 years. [...]

The Smudge Archipelago

I sat there for 5 minutes, trying to remember the name of this archipelago, and trying to think of why I had noticed it before. [...]

Logistical Details of Obama Event at Aladdin Shrine Center in Columbus, Ohio 10:30 AM on March 6 2009

The following are some logistical details regarding the presence of President Barack Obama in Columbus, Ohio on Friday March 6, 2009. Sources include the Columbus Dispatch and calls to the Office of the Mayor of Columbus, Michael Coleman.

Time: The police academy graduation around which Barack Obama’s visit is organized will take place beginning at [...]

Watch the Marine Impact of Global Warming

You’ll see that this map, released just today, shows a large part of the world’s oceans suffering the high temperatures that can cause coral bleaching [...]