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About this blog: Real power doesn't reside with those who make the final decision, but with those who decide what qualifies as the viable choices. I stumbled across this insight as a teenager (in the 1960s). As a grad student, I belonged to an org...  (More)

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Support your local whistleblowers (inside social media companies)
Jul 3, 2019 4:28 pm
Comments: 26 | Views: 2,647

The Declaration of Independence is the name of the document, but the war is commonly called the American Revolution because it was much more than a war for independence.... More
Downtown Commercial Cap: Once more into the breach
Feb 10, 2019 5:12 am
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Remember when City Council was opposing the conversion of the President Hotel building from affordable housing to a hotel? Seems like just yesterday, but it was... More
How to Train your City Manager?
Jan 29, 2019 11:55 pm
Comments: 5 | Views: 2,551

Like a dragon, the City Manager is very powerful and sits atop substantial assets, both capital and monetary. As seen in the movie, training a dragon is not about... More
YouTube punishes publicizing of UK gangs sexually exploiting children
Jun 6, 2019 5:14 am
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There is corporate PR and then there is reality. The New York Times reported ==I "^... More
Anonymous Sources: Facebook and YouTube suppressing important questions and discussion
Nov 12, 2019 3:17 am
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On Friday night (11/8), Facebook and YouTube announced that they would suppress any postings that included the name of the person widely believed to be the ==I "whistleblower&q... More
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