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Thursday, December 29, 2011

The force behind Firefox

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Hi there,

As 2011 comes to a close, we at Mozilla want to say thank you to all of our Firefox users, supporters and community members. Quite simply, we do what we do because of you.

Mozilla is the force behind Firefox, but we're also a whole lot more than that. And the more people I talk to, the clearer it becomes that not everyone knows what Mozilla is and how we're different. So today, I wanted to make sure you understand it because you're such an important part of our story.

Mozilla is a global non-profit fighting to keep the Internet safe, accessible and awesome. Our goal is to put the power of the Web in people's hands and to innovate for users everywhere. That means a better experience for you and a brighter future for the Web.

So what does that look like? We put together a short video that tells the story of what is possible when a small group of people – a community of idealists, innovators and collaborators – comes together to create, shape and build the future of the Web. Please take a moment to watch the video. If you like it, share it far and wide and consider making a tax-deductible gift to help support the work that we're doing together.

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Mozilla is always developing new projects that allow people to dream, discover and create online. Whether it's Hackasaurus, our project that teaches kids to remix and shape the Web in a way that sets them up for a lifetime of creation, or Popcorn, which lets anyone bring the Web into video, we're building software and programs that will create the next generation of webmakers.

But as a non-profit, we can only do that if folks just like you support us.

As the year is almost over – and as part of our ongoing fundraising efforts – I'd like to ask you to make a gift of just $10 or more:

https://donate.mozilla.org/End-Of-Year

With your help, we can continue to innovate on your behalf without any pressure to compromise, and make the future of the Web brighter than ever. We invite you to be part of something bigger than the Web – something bigger than all of us.

Sincerely,

Mark
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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

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Saturday, December 24, 2011

SEE SIGN

Scheduled to reboot Jan. 1, 2012. We'll be ready to cover the election and the end of the World (as we know it.)

Syrian city 'under siege' by army

Time for the "DeGrowth" Economy | 10 Worst X-Mas Pop Songs | Not All Scrooges in the 1%


 

 

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TODAY'S TOP STORIES DECEMBER 24TH, 2011
 
 
 

The 10 Most Annoying Pop Christmas Songs of All Time

Why do pop artists have to get involved in Christmas?READ MORE

Julianne Escobedo Shepherd / AlterNet

Goodbye 'Shop Til You Drop' Mentality: Renegade Band of Economists Call for 'Degrowth' Economy

The road to prosperity and happiness doesn't lead to the shopping mall, as most economists would have you believe. READ MORE

Christine MacDonald / AlterNet

The 1 Percenters Who Act Like Scrooge...and the Ones Who Don't

Some say that the 99 percent should shut up and thank the fatcats for their crust of bread. But a few 1 percenters think that's humbug. READ MORE

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The Nasty Truth About the Online Retailers You Probably Used for Your Holiday Shopping

The workers who box the stuff we order online are often treated terribly. READ MORE

By Mac McClelland / Mother Jones Online

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Russia's New Decemberists Gear Up for Massive Dec. 24 Protests

Widespread claims of election fraud and institutionalized corruption in Russia have inspired the biggest opposition protests in two decades. READ MORE

By Natalia Antonova / AlterNet

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An Atheist's Plea on Christmas: 'Go Enjoy Real Life'

If anyone tries to make you feel ashamed, or inferior, or like your life will be dreary and intolerable because you don't believe in this lie they're telling you that's not OK. READ MORE

By Greta Christina / AlterNet

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Happy Holidays, Corporate America - I'd Like to File a Complaint

As my Christmas gift to the One Percent, here's a suggestion: Take back some of those millions in executive compensation and invest them in real customer service. READ MORE

By Michael Winship / TruthOut.org

War Industry's Accountants Can't Count

The war profiteers' shady lobbying campaign took another hit to its credibility today, as an accounting firm on which they relied to support their bogus "military spending = jobs" argument was cited for severe audit deficiencies. As our READ MORE

By Robert Greenwald /

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Christmas -- 'Tis The Season of Right-Wing Blowhards and Their Faux-Outrage Machine

That right-wingers feel the need to push their faith with such craven tactics in the non-existant "war on Christmas" speaks volumes about the nature of spiritual self-doubt. READ MORE

By David Sirota / AlterNet



In 2012, Let's Bring Manufacturing Back to the U.S.
By Dave Johnson | Campaign for America's Future

 

Boston DA Subpoenas Occupiers' Twitter Info
By Joshua Holland | AlterNet

 

Egyptians Fight Back, Protest the Military
By AFP

 

The 10 Craziest Economic Policy Ideas Of 2011
By Travis Waldron, Tanya Somanader and Pat Garofalo | Think Progress

 

Absurd: Tea Party Mayor Rejects Federally Funded, Job-Creating Amtrak Line
By Steve M. | No More Mister Nice Blog

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Sunday, December 18, 2011

Ray Dylan - Cry To Me

Interesting version of Solomon Burke's Soul Classic, covered so nicely by the Rolling Stones. We thank @Elize49 down in South Africa for bringing this to our attention.

Raw Video: Israel Completes Prisoner Swap

Friday, December 16, 2011

JOIN ME IN SIGNING

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From: MoveOn.org Political Action
Date: Fri, Dec 16, 2011
Subject: Thanks for signing
To:Terry Travers

Dear friend,

Thank you. Your name has been added to the petition and your comments will be delivered to Google employees.

Another great way to make sure Congress feels a lot of heat on this issue is to spread the word to your friends and family so they know what's going on. You can just forward the sample letter below.

Spreading the word is critical, but please only pass this message along to those who know you -- spam hurts our campaign.

Thanks for all you do.

--The MoveOn.org Political Action Team

Here's a sample message to send to your friends:

Subject: Google being evil?

Hi,

Right now we have a huge opportunity to deal a serious blow to one of Washington's most powerful lobbies, the Chamber of Commerce. At Google headquarters, employees are intensely debating whether Google should quit the Chamber in the next few weeks. Google quitting would be a huge blow to the Chamber's credibility.



I signed a petition to Google employees to ask them to stand up for us and our democracy by quitting the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Will you join me?

http://civic.moveon.org/googlechamber/?r_by=33546-17630246-ihtnJxx&rc=googlechamber.confemail.g1

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Thursday, December 15, 2011

CHRISTOPHER HITCHENS

Christopher Eric Hitchens (April 13, 1949 – December 15, 2011)

Funeral for Jon D. Davies Sr.

The Degrading of America | 13 Awesome Political Movies | Changing Self-Destructive Behavior


 
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If You Are Not Outraged, You Are Not Paying Attention: 5 Major Ways Corporate Elites Are Degrading America

While it can be disheartening to see the smallness of those in power, don't let it get you down, for they want us to become so disheartened that we give up. READ MORE

Jim Hightower / Hightower Lowdown

Woman Jailed, Ostracized After Resorting to Self-Administered Abortion: What Is This, Puritan America?

When we deprive women of access to abortion, shun them, and even throw them in jail, we as a society become weaker. READ MORE

Amanda Marcotte / AlterNet

We Were Here

The 13 Best Political Films of 2011

Looking back at the movies that moved us most. READ MORE

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"We Want Your Retina?" My 37 Hours in Police Custody for Protesting Were an Eye Opener

Why it's important for occupiers to see the inside of the prison-industrial complex. READ MORE

By John Knefel / Salon

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Obama Reverses Himself: Administration Won't Veto 'Global Battlefield' Indefinite Detentions Measure

President Obama is expected to sign a defense policy bill allowing the military to arrest and indefinitely hold terrorism suspects -- even Americans arrested on U.S. soil. READ MORE

By Steven Rosenfeld / AlterNet

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Newt Gingrich: Be Careful What You Wish For

Gingrich has a talent for self-detonating. But his advantages could make him a formidable opponent to Obama. READ MORE

By Bo Cutter / AlterNet

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Embrace Your Self-Destructive Impulses? How People Can Connect with Dark Parts of Their Psyche for Personal Change

As people relate to their disturbing inner experiences, they can become more accepting of the aspects of themselves with which they've been struggling. READ MORE

By Richard Schwartz / Psychotherapy Networker

Egyptian demonstrators demanding the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak and calling for reforms clash with riot police in Cairo. Police and protesters clashed in the capital and other parts of Egypt on Wednesday in a second day of rallies to demand the ouster of Hosni Mubarak, in the biggest protests of the president's 30-year rule. -

Startling New Evidence Shows US Troops Helped Despotic Regimes Battle the Arab Spring Uprisings

During 2011, U.S. troops regularly partnered with and trained the security forces of numerous regimes that were actively beating back democratic protests. READ MORE

By Nick Turse / TomDispatch.com

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Explosive New Report: CEO Pay Skyrocketed 27% Last Year, Top 10 Earners Pocket More Than $770 Million Between Then

Bosses won in every area, with dramatic increases in pensions, payoffs and perks – as well as salary. READ MORE

By Dominic Rushe / The Guardian

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Is Cheating the Rational Reaction to Monogamy?

A new book offers a provocative exploration of sex and love, critiquing monogamy as a failed social institution that works to limit our sexual pleasure. READ MORE

By Mark McCormack / The Good Men Project



Not a Good Look: Hardcore Drug Warrior Endorses Obama's Attack on Medical Pot
By Scott Morgan | Stop the Drug War Speakeasy Blog

 

GOP Hissy-Fit Obstructionism Stalls Senate Vote on "Poison-Pilled" Payroll Tax Cut Extension
By Joan McCarter | Daily Kos

 

Cops Use Predator Drone to Monitor, Arrest Cow-Stealing "Sovereign Citizens"
By Sarah Seltzer | AlterNet

 

Russia's Putin Faces Unprecedented Challenge as Tens of Thousands Protest Electoral Fraud
By Amy Goodman | Democracy Now!

 

REPORT: 3.3 Million Will Lose Unemployment Insurance Under House GOP's Payroll Tax Bill
By Travis Waldron | Think Progress

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