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Toxic vs. Non-Toxic. (Which Type are You?)

May 21, 2009
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Toxic vs. Non-Toxic.  (Which Type are You?)

Forget horoscopes. Or those placemats at Chinese restaurants. Forget cootie-catchers, and forget MASH.  There are really only two kinds of people in this world. Take this quick quiz to find out the only characteristic that matters: 1. You break up with your boyfriend/girlfriend of nine months. The next Saturday night you are most likely...
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Yay! Election on Tuesday!

May 17, 2009
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Remember elections? Very few Philadelphians know this, or care about it, but there’s a pretty crucial local election on Tuesday. I wanted to summarize what’s going on so you can take 2 minutes out of your Tuesday and get your democracy on. No one you ever heard of is running, but some of these...
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Revised Captions for the White House Flickr Page

May 10, 2009
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Revised Captions for the White House Flickr Page

By now, I hope that you’ve browsed through The Official White House flickr page. Perhaps, you’ve even sorted out a legal response to the (legitimate) question posed by the Electronic Frontier Foundation as to why the photos are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution license instead of released as part of the public domain....
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The Internet: Democracy’s Defence?

April 29, 2009
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The Internet: Democracy’s Defence?

“In an age where participatory democracy is seen to be in decline, the emergence of the internet as a tool for communication seems variously to be an agency for that breakdown of democracy, yet also a vehicle for mass communication and political participation on a scale exceeding anything our governments have yet been able...
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Tuition Fees and Controversy

April 15, 2009
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It would seem that, once again, universities are demanding that the cap upon tuition fees be removed in order to assert their ‘top quality education’. Universities, at the moment, are set to a strict cap upon fees which sits at between £3,000 and £3,225. Reports from the BBC have suggested that universities wish to...
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From Labour to Nazism

April 12, 2009
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Gordon Brown first proposed the idea of a National Youth Service to channel teenagers into voluntary work last year. It is due to be formally launched in September, and would become compulsory if Labour was re-elected. Having first read this article on BBC News, I was impressed with the suggestion that Gordon Brown was...
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And so it begins…

January 21, 2009
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And so it begins…

This post was originally going to be titled, “Let it begin…” Something with a little more optimism, some hope, some glee. But all of those happy people feelings were dashed last night at 8:45pm. At exactly 8:45pm last night, a large part of the student population at the large southern state school I attend...
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I Have Nothing To Say (a.k.a. the nonpretentious Reaction to Obama’s Inauguration)

January 21, 2009
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I Have Nothing To Say (a.k.a. the nonpretentious Reaction to Obama’s Inauguration)

I find it relevant to point out that not one contributor – on the left or the right – weighed in on the momentous day that was yesterday.¹ Does this mean that we’re burnt out?  We needed a breather after the raucousness that was our twitterized Vice Presidential debate.  Or, we’re we too busy...
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Any Plans for the Inauguration?

January 15, 2009
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Any Plans for the Inauguration?

I bet your schedule isn’t as full as Obama’s. But, if you wanna go out and party, the AP has provided: “A schedule of some official and unofficial activities surrounding Barack Obama’s inauguration on Jan. 20…” Here’s a brief snippet from the article: SATURDAY, JAN. 17 _ President-elect Barack Obama and his family ride...
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3 Anti-Green Politically Incorrect Reasons Why Gas Prices Are So Cheap

November 22, 2008
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3 Anti-Green  Politically Incorrect Reasons Why Gas Prices Are So Cheap

1. Hippie activists no longer need to campaign nor can no longer use the election as a façade for their unemployment. 2. Already-bankrupt public transportation couldn’t handle the increase in commuters. 3. No one wants more bikes sharing the road. * Thr33s is a column created by slackers inspired by 5ives. Feel free to...
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