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  •  I don't have much money. My wife and I live... (12+ / 0-)

    pretty modestly. But we do donate to a few worthy candidates every election cycle, and to three organizations every month that we consider absolutely indispensable in 21st Century America.

    NRDC (an environmental/ecological non-profit)

    "Anyone with an aquarium knows that if you change the temperature and chemistry of the water, you're asking for trouble... big trouble." -- Oceanographer David Gallo

    by markthshark on Wed Jun 12, 2013 at 10:05:04 PM PDT

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    •  Well you can save alot of money by using free (10+ / 0-)

      software as much as possible such as libreoffice (openoffice is obsolete) instead of ms office and gimp instead of photoshop.

      You have watched Faux News, now lose 2d10 SAN.

      by Throw The Bums Out on Thu Jun 13, 2013 at 01:49:13 AM PDT

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      •  How about the peeps that track us on websites (2+ / 0-)
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        I put this together mostly to try to see which peeps showed up more often and to do a comparison.

        This is about Ghostery, a free service that shows you who is gathering information when you visit a website.  

        And NO, the #NSA isn't

        I took 25 screen shots of some popular progressive and conservative websites.  You can view them here:

        GHOSTERY: The Purple Box Shows Who's Watching DailyKos

        For example, this is who Ghostery lists when we visit DailyKos:


        I'm not that technical so What Does This Mean?

        Oh, after downloading Ghostery and blocking the peeps, the same purple box shows up with the same peeps BUT WITH the names crossed out with dashes.  This way, you can see if a new peep has shown up.

        Ghostery makes it possible to block 1,528 peeps.  Here's the breakdown from Ghostery

        Ghostery List of Who's Watching Websites

        Ghostery List of Who's Watching Websites

        It's difficult to be happy knowing so many suffer. We must unite.

        by War on Error on Thu Jun 13, 2013 at 11:03:39 AM PDT

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        •  I love ghostery, as I said in another (1+ / 0-)
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          comment. The ability to block all those tracker applets and analytic snooping no good crap is wonderful. The fact that you can choose what to block and what to allow is very nice. Thanks for the screenshot.

          Information is power. But; like all power, there are those who want to keep it for themselves. Aaron Swartz ~1986-2013~

          by Lisa Lockwood on Thu Jun 13, 2013 at 11:48:48 AM PDT

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