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Blogger since 2002, political activist since 2003, FDL community member since 2005, geek since birth. Fan of science and technology, wannabe artist, decent cook, successful troublemaker and purveyor of challenging memetics whose genetics may be only nominally better. Assistant Editor at Firedoglake and Editor at The Seminal.
 
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About Me:
Blogger since 2002, political activist since 2003, FDL community member since 2005, geek since birth. Fan of science and technology, wannabe artist, decent cook, successful troublemaker and purveyor of challenging memetics whose genetics may be only nominally better. Assistant Editor at Firedoglake and Editor at The Seminal.

Late Night: Northern Lights Possible Tonight after Huge Solar Flare

By: Thursday February 17, 2011 8:00 pm

We had a massive solar flare this week, starting on Tuesday — the biggest since December 2006 — and the chart you see here indicates the possibility that some auroral activity may be visible tonight as far south as Indianapolis, Indiana. You might not get a spectacular light show, maybe just a shimmer you can’t define, but it will be more than I can see under this cloud cover.

Monday Morning-After: Egypt’s Military Pushing Protesters out of Tahrir, Clean-up under Way

By: Monday February 14, 2011 6:05 am

Volunteers have been cleaning up Cairo’s Tahrir Square all weekend as the country’s Supreme Council of the Armed Services focused on the next steps in the reform process. Protesters remain worried about backsliding since so many issues remain in the air and unresolved. The military has been trying to move protesters out of the square, saying they are trying to restore normalcy.

Kentucky Employers Claim They Can’t Find Workers, Must Hire Illegal Immigrants

By: Sunday February 13, 2011 5:00 pm

Today’s issue of Louisville, Kentucky’s Courier-Journal has a front page article that helpfully explains many jobs in the area must be filled by illegal immigrants because no American has applied for them.

Mubarak Has Stepped Down, Tahrir Square Rejoicing [Update]

By: Friday February 11, 2011 8:09 am

In a brief announcement on Egyptian state television, Vice President Omar Suleiman said that President Hosni Mubarak has relinquished power and asked the Egyptian Armed Forces Council to assume responsibility for leadership of the country.

‘Farewell Friday’ Observed by Protesters after Mubarak’s Defiant Speech [Updated]

By: Friday February 11, 2011 6:05 am

During President Hosni Mubarak’s speech last evening to the Egyptian public, the crowd of pro-democracy protesters began to shout angrily as it became clear that Mubarak would not recognize their demands. The angry shouts have been followed today by enormous crowds in Cairo’s Tahrir Square continuing their demand for an end to the current regime.

BREAKING: Egyptian Military Meeting Now Without Mubarak; Egyptian President to Step Down Say Reports

By: Thursday February 10, 2011 7:57 am

Multiple outlets are reporting that Egypt’s President Hosni Mubarak is anticipated to make an announcement on state television this evening; it’s not clear whether he will say he is stepping down.

Day 15 in Tahrir Square: Crowds Remain Strong, Suleiman Makes Veiled Threat

By: Wednesday February 9, 2011 6:06 am

The crowd in Cairo’s Tahrir Square remains strong today. New participants continue to stream into the square to take part in what Egyptians see as both a historic event and as the first opportunity to exercise freedom of speech. Yet in spite of the increasing size and reach of the uprising, Vice President Omar Suleiman made a veiled threat about the duration of the protests.

Super Bowl Anti-Marketing or Bimbo Pushback: Getting the ‘Old Girls’ in the Game

By: Sunday February 6, 2011 4:48 pm

Today’s Super Bowl game will see a different anti-marketing campaign for technology products and services — this ad may actually be serious in its focus on women.

Police Brutality Alive and Well in Houston: Teen Battered [Video]

By: Sunday February 6, 2011 8:00 am

This is a child who at the time of this battery was suspected of being involved in a home burglary along with three other suspects. The other three had been under surveillance; Holley was seen exiting a townhome with two of the suspects. When the police gave chase, Holley ran — and what appears in this video is the outcome of that chase.

Late Night: Happy Lunar New Year!

By: Thursday February 3, 2011 8:00 pm

Happy Lunar New Year! The year of the rabbit begins today with the new moon.

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