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Jonathan David Page talks about whatever he happens to be thinking about. Sometimes other people join in.

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One Last Call

by on 11 February 2014
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Update, 12 Feb 2014: The banner is gone, but the tool should still be available at thedaywefightback.org for a while longer.

Sorry to belabor the point, guys, but if you haven’t contacted your representatives about the NSA yet, please do so. We need the bipartisan USA Freedom Act passed to decisively say that unwarranted mass surveillance is inappropriate behavior, and we need the FISA Improvements Act, which would make what the NSA is doing entirely legal, crushed.

For more information see thedaywefightback.org, and please, call or email your representatives! There’s a banner below which makes it super easy. You enter your phone number and zip code, and it gives you a script and connects you to their offices. When I talked to the lady at Senator Burr’s office, she mentioned that they’d gotten a lot of calls about this, so yes, we are being heard!

Again, sorry for the politi-spam, but this is really important stuff. Real content coming soon, I promise, so until then, ladies and gentlemen.

But seriously: have you called yet?

by on 11 February 2014
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Update, 12 Feb 2014: The banner is gone, but the tool should still be available at thedaywefightback.org for a while longer.

If you haven’t called or emailed your congresspeople about the NSA yet, please take the time to do so now. There’s a banner at the bottom of the page which you can use to automatically connect you to your congresspeople, and it gives you a script with a specific list of things that we want done to curtail this unconstitutional violation of our rights.

You can email too, but I would encourage you to call: it’s been shown to be that much more effective.

(Until next time.)

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Today We Fight Back

by on 11 February 2014
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Update, 12 Feb 2014: The banner is gone, but the tool should still be available at thedaywefightback.org for a while longer.

You should be able to see a banner at the bottom of the page. I encourage you to use it to call your congresscritters and tell them that they need to tell the NSA to back off. For more information, take a look at the main site. That’s all. Until next time, ladies and gentlemen.

Twitter, Kafka, Cupcakes, Dinosaurs

by on 4 February 2014
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Now might be a good time to mention that, if for some truly bizarre reason, you want to receive more regular updates from me, you should follow me on Twitter. If I wrote half as many words here per week as I do there per day, I would post at least twice a week. It’s pretty questionable whether that would be a good thing, but there we go.

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Help Wanted; Enquire Within

by on 17 December 2013
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A piece of flash fiction I wrote for a class, concerning a mysterious business. Inspired by a sign I misread.

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Some Finals Week Thoughts

by on 12 December 2013
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It’s finals week, a magical time of stress and brain death. The irresistible draw of the blogosphere calls to me, however, so here I am, writing a lazy list post consisting of some thoughts I’ve been having lately. You’ve probably already seen most of these if you follow me on Twitter. Oh well.

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Tool Values

by on 24 November 2013
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Simplicio: The problem is not the tool, it's the monkey.

Salviati: No, the problem is the tool too. Tools are never value-neutral.

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The Sandman: Overture #1

by on 20 November 2013
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I finally got a hold of a copy of The Sandman: Overture #1, a continuation by the excellent Neil Gaiman of his earlier comic book series The Sandman. I am quite excited about this new series, since the original Sandman series ended in 1996. (I was three years old, and hadn't even moved to the States. I wouldn't encounter The Sandman, or anything else by Gaiman, for another fifteen years or so.)

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