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I haven't posted on dkos for years, but I'm doing something you might find important.  Pardon me in advance if this gets to be a bit breathless and sales-y.  I'm a believer.

Here's the kickstarter page:

We're funding an extension to RSS to support self-signed and self-encrypted entries so that people can blog anonymously and securely without possibility of government intrusion.

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