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A list of excellent real news sources and tips for #Resistance

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Support and read good, honest news and reporters Truthout Charles M. Blow hard hitting New York Times writer who tells it like it needs to be told Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Thom Hartmann The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Real Time with Bill Maher Bill Moyers and Company Nicholas Kristof New York Times columnist and Half the Sky founder Comedian W. Kamau Bell All of the fine writers at Bill Moyers & Company Watch The Messy Truth series with Van Jones The Young Turks Full Frontal with Samantha Bee Follow Robert Reich, former US Labor Secretary turned political commentator All In With Chris Hayes Redacted Tonight

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The origin story of Pres. Obama’s Fired Up, Ready to Go chant – animated

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Source: The Atlantic
The origin story of Pres. Obama’s Fired Up, Ready to Go chant. A very inspiring story that contains a colorful private detective heroine.

So, please. Tell me again how your vote doesn’t matter.

voting makes a difference
Source: Association of Veterinary Students UK & Ireland
To all of you young people all riled up because #orangeman became president:

Better vote next time around.

100 Days of Disruption
Source: FreePress

Meanwhile, join the FreePress 100 Days of Disruption and learn what protecting democracy means. Remember, democracy is not a spectator process. By definition, it can only be a participatory one.

Free! Job Fair at William Paterson University 9-1 on Jan 12 2017

Job Fair
Looking for your next employer? Come to the Job Fair at William Paterson University where the following industries will be represented:
Healthcare, Security, Retail & Sales, Finance, Transportation, Material Management, Government, and Manufacturing.

Thursday 12 January 2017 (Snow Date: January 13th)
9am – 1pm
1600 Valley Road
Wayne, NJ 07470

Veteran’s Assistance will be available.
PLEASE PLAN ON ARRIVING EARLY. SOME COMPANIES MAY NOT BE ABLE TO STAY UNTIL 1PM.

Click here to RSVP

Bring your best self, your resumé if you have one and partake of workshops like:

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Vote YES on NJ Ballot Q#2 to protect gas tax funds from being raided like clean energy and health funds were

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Source: Engineer’s Labor-Employer Cooperative via nj.com

New Jersey Assemblyman Dr. Tim Eustace wants New Jersey voters to know that voting YES on Ballot Question #2 will enable extremely important protections of taxpayer dollars. Election Day this year falls on Tuesday, November 8.

Here are short and long versions of the reasons it’s important to vote YES to Q2. You already know how important it is that you go vote in the first place – right?

The short version of why YES on Q2

On the gas tax issue, Assm. Eustace comments:

The New Jersey gas tax increase of 23¢ is law – and it’s a mistake to think it will go away if people vote NO on Ballot Question #2 at the polls next Tuesday. Gov. Christie’s second-in-command discussed the ballot question in a 101.5 Radio interview, revealing that either she does not understand this law, or maybe Ms. Guadagno is hoping to draw out Republican voters who believe that the gas tax will go away if they vote no. But, this is not true.

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With the addition of Google Play Store access, Chromebooks are finally real laptops – well, sort of.

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Source: https://9to5google.com

For $2-300 you can set yourself up with a Chromebook, which gives you access to Google’s suite of Cloud apps. And now, when you upgrade to Chrome Version 53, you get access to the Google Play Store too – which means access to all the Android apps you can install on a computer that offers less storage than the average smartphone.

This isn’t to say that Play Store access stinks completely. What seems to be true, is that you still have to be somewhat of a hacker to get anything approximating full laptop functionality out of a Chromebook, even with Android apps availability.

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Drowning prevention: learn to swim, practice water safety & know what drowning really looks like

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The first steps to preventing drowning are learning how to swim and practicing safe swimming habits – in a pool, a lake, a river or in the ocean. To save the life of person who is drowning, though, you need to know what drowning really looks like. Drowning is silent, fast and doesn’t look anything like it is depicted on TV. Slate explains:

There is very little splashing, no waving, and no yelling or calls for help of any kind. To get an idea of just how quiet and undramatic from the surface drowning can be, consider this: It is the No. 2 cause of accidental death in children, ages 15 and under (just behind vehicle accidents)—of the approximately 750 children who will drown next year, about 375 of them will do so within 25 yards of a parent or other adult. According to the CDC, in 10 percent of those drownings, the adult will actually watch the child do it, having no idea it is happening. Drowning does not look like drowning—Dr. Pia, in an article in the Coast Guard’s On Scene magazine, described the Instinctive Drowning Response like this:

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Political tracking & navigation tools

Type of tool/term Link What it does
Congressional voting records & bill tracking GovTrack Website provides info about Congresspeople and their voting records; about bills and what stage of the lawmaking process they are at.Open data for developers is available. And, you can sign up to receive email alerts for the bills or Congresspeople you’re interested in keeping tabs on.
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I just got educated about some election rigging methods Dem Party & Hillary use

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Voting Machines Are Swell!
Criminetleys. Alternet writer Roseann Demoro (read on Salon) just taught me a whole bunch of things about Hillary skullduggery and Dem Party primary vote-rigging shenanigans that I was completely ignorant of. Here are the items that surprised me most:

Press conferences. Sanders is happy to talk to the press, Hillary not so much. Ostensibly, she wants to stay in charge of her message and make sure reporters don’t get the chance to pin her down on the weird stuff she does… (like flip-flop positions, steal Sanders’ most popular position stands, get huge support from soul-sucking Wall Street firms and from the Daddy of public education destruction in the US, Eli Broad – whose lawyer HRC used to be).

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Caution: below 0º temps can cause frostbite, burst pipes, more – protect yourself & others

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Source: Northport Patch
Warning in from Fair Lawn Office of Emergency Management for the entire North Jersey area: Wind chill watch in effect from Saturday afternoon through Sunday morning 13-14 February.

The Facts About Wind Chill
A Wind Chill Watch means the there is the potential for a combination of very cold air and strong winds to create dangerously low wind chill values. Look for services similar to these in your town and follow the precautions outlined below.

  • Timing … Coldest wind chills late Saturday night through Sunday morning 13-14 February.
  • Wind chill – as low as around 25 below zero due to temperatures 0 to 5 below zero. Winds northwest 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 40 mph.
  • The frigid conditions will be extremely dangerous to those venturing outside. Prolonged exposure will cause frostbite. The combination of very low wind chills and frigid air temperatures have the potential to result in frozen pipes, frostbite and hypothermia.

Precautionary/preparedness Actions

  • Stay indoors as much as possible and limit your exposure to the cold
  • Never venture outdoors without wearing gloves, a hat and several layers of clothing. Wind chill values late saturday night into sunday morning could lead to frostbite in less than 30 minutes if proper precautions are not taken.
  • Dress in layers and keep dry
  • Know the symptoms of cold-related health issues such as frostbite and hypothermia and seek medical attention if health conditions are severe.
  • Never use a stove or oven to heat your home or use an open flame to melt frozen pipes. Many house fires result from these practices.
  • Never run a gasoline or propane heater inside your home or an unventilated garage. Any heating system that burns fuel will produce carbon monoxide. Make sure you have a working carbon monoxide detector.
  • Check tire pressure and your car battery, and keep the fuel tank above half full. Be sure your car has a winter safety emergency kit that includes an ice scraper, blanket, flashlight, warm clothes and gloves in case your car breaks down or becomes stranded.
  • Run water at a trickle and keep cabinet doors open to prevent pipes from freezing.
  • Check on elderly and vulnerable family, friends, and neighbors who are at risk and may need additional assistance

Find more information and tips on staying safe in winter weather and extreme cold temperatures at http://www.ready.gov/winter-weather.

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No way to distinguish which hoverboards are fire prone … yet

red hoverboard
Source: Wikipedia
Wired tells us: the strangest thing about hoverboards is that, “this year’s most popular holiday gift keeps catching on fire.”

Jay Whitacre, Professor of Materials Science & Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University, says that the problem doesn’t have to do with these self-balancing scooters themselves, but with the quality of the batteries being used (in some)…

“There are a lot of factories in China that now make Li-ion batteries, and the reality is that the quality and consistency of these batteries is typically not as good as what is found in top tier producers such as LG or Samsung,” Whitacre says. “These are known as ‘low cost li-ion batteries’ by most in the industry—they are not knockoffs or copies, but are instead just mass-manufactured cells.”

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In 84 seconds learn why Cable & Telcos are trying to gut Net Neutrality funding and take it away from you

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FFTF warns that Big Cable & Telcos want to squeeze more money out of users

Fight for the Future cautions:

Net Neutrality is Under Attack. Don't let Congress break the Internet by dismantling Net Neutrality — share this video to raise the alarm.

Why not also call your elected federal officials and ask them to protect net neutrality on your behalf? Calling is a powerful action to make sure net neutrality doesn’t go away. Call using this convenient tool.

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President Obama endorses net neutrality
The White House defines net neutrality:

More than any other invention of our time, the Internet has unlocked possibilities we could just barely imagine a generation ago. And here’s a big reason we’ve seen such incredible growth and innovation: Most Internet providers have treated Internet traffic equally. That’s a principle known as “net neutrality” — and it says that an entrepreneur’s fledgling company should have the same chance to succeed as established corporations, and that access to a high school student’s blog shouldn’t be unfairly slowed down to make way for advertisers with more money.

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Ayuda grátis y de bajo costo con solicitudes de DACA

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Recursos para aplicar ó renovar su solicitud de la Acción Diferida – DACA

El programa DACA se ha expandido y algunos de las reglamentaciones se han cambiado. Aprenda más.

El primer paso para todo solicitante sería registrarse con la red nacional DACA Renewal Network. Esto es un proyecto de United We Dream, una organización fundado por jovenes indocumentados para ayudar a la comunidad de los DREAMers. El grupo brinda ayuda a nivel nacional con identificar abogados y programas que ofrecen asistencia con las solicitudes DACA grátis ó a bajo costo. También informa sobre cambios en el programa DACA y el progreso de la propuesta DREAM Act legislación.

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Google tracks everything you do, but you can stop them

stop spying on usGoogle tracks every place you go and records every search you make. They also store voice recordings of every interaction you have with ‘Google Now’. If you feel this is kinda creepy or just like privacy, checks out these posts and learn how to turn off Google’s tracking and delete your stored history items: