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Subject:In the words of my friend: PEACE OUT!
Time:11:58 pm
No one has posted here for a while, but I thought this was appropriate for the occasion.

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Subject:If there wasn't already a million reasons to love Sarah Silverman.
Time:03:43 pm
Current Mood:jew-like

The Great Schlep from The Great Schlep on Vimeo.

Don't be a Douche-nozzle.
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Subject:PBS: Is Palin Qualified? VOTE NOW
Time:02:09 pm
Current Mood:annoyed
PBS is running this poll on whether Palin is qualified to be VP.
http://www.pbs.org/now/polls/poll-435.html

You don't have to give your name or email address in order to vote.

When I looked a few minutes go, it was running 51 to 47 that she IS qualified! ew.

Not sure how long it will be up, so probably good to act quickly. This is worth a few seconds to forward, and 1 second to submit your vote. It's not complicated. PLEASE CIRCULATE

Here is a small thing you can do in two clicks SECONDS! Check this out please and fast. The Right is having people vote that Palin is qualified. You can help turn this around.

Nick
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Time:11:02 pm
I wish the article had taken more of a stance in favor of free speech, but still, I'm just glad it's out there at all.

'Public' online spaces don't carry speech, rights
By ANICK JESDANUN, AP Internet Writer
Sun Jul 6, 2:17 PM ET

NEW YORK - Rant all you want in a public park. A police officer generally won't eject you for your remarks alone, however unpopular or provocative.

Say it on the Internet, and you'll find that free speech and other constitutional rights are anything but guaranteed.

Companies in charge of seemingly public spaces online wipe out content that's controversial but otherwise legal. Service providers write their own rules for users worldwide and set foreign policy when they cooperate with regimes like China. They serve as prosecutor, judge and jury in handling disputes behind closed doors.

The governmental role that companies play online is taking on greater importance as their services — from online hangouts to virtual repositories of photos and video — become more central to public discourse around the world. It's a fallout of the Internet's market-driven growth, but possible remedies, including government regulation, can be worse than the symptoms.

Dutch photographer Maarten Dors met the limits of free speech at Yahoo Inc.'s photo-sharing service, Flickr, when he posted an image of an early-adolescent boy with disheveled hair and a ragged T-shirt, staring blankly with a lit cigarette in his mouth.

Without prior notice, Yahoo deleted the photo on grounds it violated an unwritten ban on depicting children smoking. Dors eventually convinced a Yahoo manager that — far from promoting smoking — the photo had value as a statement on poverty and street life in Romania. Yet another employee deleted it again a few months later.

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Subject:Hillary Clinton explains
Time:02:35 pm
Current Mood:amused
We made a video. Send this to all your friends.

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Subject:Comedy Steampunk Improv TONIGHT! Only 4 more Thursdays!
Time:05:45 am
Since this is my community, and little gets posted here ever anymore... Some blatant self-promotion:



Richard is Prof. Pleasant Pennywhistle, Global Expeditionaut!
Shelby is his assistant, Mr. Nimrod Naysayer!

Join them, plus special guests in their completely improvised adventures to the 5 corners of the globe in 1890!

Tonight! And only 3 more weeks after this! Tix only $8 at the door!

At Fais Do-Do, 5257 West Adams Blvd in L.A. (just off the 10 at La Brea)

More info at steampunk.soundandfury.org


All Ages!

COME FOR DINNER! THE KITCHEN WILL BE OPEN AT 7PM!
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Subject:Very important. Your right to Free Speech is in serious trouble
Time:02:48 am
Current Mood:gloomy
If you've never called your representative, now is a good time to start.

I've known about this for a little while, but I wanted to share this because the video is well done and makes the issue and the urgency very clear.
Please, watch this and spread the message.

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Subject:OPENING TONIGHT! COMEDY VAUDEVILLE!
Time:01:46 pm

Opens TONIGHT! Order tix now online!


CYRANOSE! at Café-Club Fais Do-Do Ballroom


Fridays at 9pm, Saturdays at 8pm
August 31 - Sept 29 - 5 weekends only!
5257 W. Adams Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90016
Tickets NOW available online at cyranose.info

5 stars from Winnipeg Free Press:

The Bard gets a breather this year as the fringe-favourite trio of Fakespearean bad boys (Canned Hamlet, 2006) thrust, parry, pun and parody their way over to France to take a side-splitting swipe at Cyrano de Bergerac. The story (like it matters if there is one) follows our hapless, nasally endowed hero, Cyranose de Biouvac, as he seeks to reconcile his unrequited love for his cousin Roxanne -- the homliest, most hirsute maiden to ever grace a fringe stage.
It's 1642 in Gascony, France. Meanwhile, in the New World, Montreal has been founded and sarcasm has just been invented.
If you've seen these California cut-ups in action, you know what's coming next -- 60 minutes of jaw-aching hilarity featuring cheap wigs, bad accents, and sinfully silly song-and-dance numbers. ("I would conquer all of Norway, just to see you naked in my doorway" ... you get the picture.)
Talk about bang for your buck; these guys also act as ushers and warm you up. Get there très early.

4 stars from SEE Magazine, Edmonton:

Cyranose is playing to sold-out houses, and for good reason. Richard Maritzer, Shelby Bond & Jonathon Graff of the L.A. "nouveau-vaudeville" troupe Sound & Fury provide a raucous good time with their part-parody, part-improv take on Edmond Rostand's classic tale of the lovestruck poet with an enormouse disfiguring nose. In this version, Cyranose (Maritzer) has a perfectly normal appearance, but delusionally believes himself to be hideous, while Graff plays a bearded, Miss Piggy-like Roxane. But this (somewhat) familiar plot is really just a backdrop for Sound of Music parodies, Dr. Suess-like rhymes delivered at breakneck speed, and love letters composed with the audience's participation. Everything comes up for mockery: the French language, the entire country of Canada, and, yes, even theatre reviewers—I'd take offence if their barbs weren't so consistantly, wildy funny. The only problem with this show is that the curtain falls too soon."
--Naomi Lewis, SEE Magazine, Edmonton
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Subject:A proposal for a progressive agenda
Time:12:03 pm
I don't usually do quick links to other articles, but there's a new one up this morning that I think is really important. Brian Angliss lays out a broad, well-articulated roadmap for how progressives can counter two terms worth of GOP failure. I'd just about automatically vote for any candidate who set the agenda this sensibly.

Read it here.
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Subject:Spread the word.
Time:10:43 am
Why is Aaron Hall dead, and why aren't news agencies talking about it?
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