Oh Oh OPINE

Submitted by ub on Thu, 07/30/2020 - 11:30
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What is the first thought which comes up when we hear the phrase “Civic Participation”? Do you suddenly think of long lines at the polls to vote or waiting for long local government meetings to end?

Luckily, technology has completely changed the dynamics of the conversation. Anyone can send a message to the President their Senators, or US Representative with a few clicks. But, what has this done for how citizens talk to the government to improve their life experiences?‪

Technology Titans

Submitted by ub on Wed, 07/29/2020 - 13:11
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The Toppers of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google Testify on Antitrust Law before the US Congress.

 

Watch these heads who agreed to appear at a hearing on antitrust law before a House of Representatives Judiciary subcommittee.

 

A first for Jeff Bezos @Amazon - Tim Cook @Apple - Mark Zuckerberg @Facebook  - Sundar Pichai @Google

 

RIP: PePe Cardona

Submitted by ub on Wed, 07/29/2020 - 10:26
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City Islanders are heartbroken as a local and a dear friend of the community, PePe Cardona of Alive•n•Kickin has passed away.

Sick and Tired of Losing Lives

Submitted by ub on Wed, 07/29/2020 - 10:02
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As the USA death tolls pass 150K, with millions of COVID infections, Americans may be wondering who's in charge?

The national outlook has only darkened in recent weeks and continues to climb spiral. Public health experts' estimates and the number of hotspots have increased in both California and Florida, which have topped in this country.

Republicans say Trump is a great president. Democrats say America is doomed as long as Trump remains in power.

Is Anyone Tired Of Winning Yet? Donald Trump: You gonna win so much you may even get tired of winning.

Vote By Mail

Submitted by ub on Tue, 07/28/2020 - 15:47
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This is National Vote By Mail Day, but every day should be the same. Our democracy is fundamentally tied to our right to access and freely cast a ballot. This year, that right is in jeopardy. As we enter uncharted waters in which elections that traditionally rely on face-to-face contact must shift to elections that allow us to avoid in-person contact – we are forced to place a greater priority on accessible remote voting. This year, we are proud to join a national push to celebrate Vote By Mail Day on Tuesday, July 28.

Congressional Inaction?

Submitted by ub on Tue, 07/28/2020 - 10:52
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The United States Congress is the bicameral legislature of the federal government of the United States of America and consists of two chambers: the House of Representatives and the Senate.

As lawmakers grapple with POTUS claim that he already has congressional authorization, legal specialists are saying that even legislative inaction could create a precedent leaving the executive branch with greater powers. However, these techies have the greatest powers.

Safeguard American Liberty

Submitted by ub on Tue, 07/28/2020 - 00:23
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In 1852 Wendell Phillips said, “Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty; power is ever stealing from the many to the few.”

Kabuki Congress

Submitted by ub on Mon, 07/27/2020 - 13:39
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During my travels throughout continent Asia, Thanks to Nami Yamamoto and Kazue Abiko, I had the distinct pleasure of attending a Kabuki performance in Tokyo, Japan.

I did not understand the dialogue but followed as attentively as I could. Lately, The US House and The Senate remind me of this experience. While watching Congress on C-SPAN it is beginning to feel very familiar.  https://www.c-span.org/