How To Contact Congress

EFF launches open source site to help you contact Congress, and to hold Congress accountable

EFF launches open source site to help you contact Congress, and to hold Congress accountable

By on July 16, 2015 at 9:30 AM.

The Electronic Frontier Foundation has long been known as a protector of the free Internet, but the organization can’t do it alone. One of the EFF’s greatest strengths is its ability to rally people behind its causes, which of course isn’t terribly difficult since the group’s causes always benefit Internet users.

With the EFF’s latest project, the organization has created a new open source tool that makes it easier than ever for Americans to contact their Congressmen and women and make their voices heard. And just as important, the tool will also allow the EFF to hold members of Congress accountable. More →

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Russia Straight Pride Flag Unveiled

Putin’s United Russia party unveils a Straight Pride flag to fight ‘gay fever’

By on July 9, 2015 at 9:30 PM.

Putin’s United Russia party unveils a Straight Pride flag to fight ‘gay fever’

Straight people in Russia have it really rough. They’re raised in an extremely heterophobic environment in which they’re constantly shamed by religious scolds for being attracted to the opposite sex. Even worse, their own government in recent years has discriminated against them by passing laws that ban “the promotion of non-traditional sexual relationships,” which has resulted in the closure of straight bars and clubs that used to offer straight people precious social outlets where they could congregate without fear of being castigated. More →

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Why Is Time Warner Cable So Bad

Time Warner Cable Spammed This Woman with 153 Unwanted Robocalls – but Now She Has Justice

By on July 8, 2015 at 10:00 PM.

Time Warner Cable Spammed This Woman with 153 Unwanted Robocalls – but Now She Has Justice

What’s more annoying than getting a robocall? Getting a robocall from your cable company. And what’s even more annoying than that? Getting more than 150 robocalls from your cable company after you’ve repeatedly told them to stop. Irving, Texas resident Araceli King received 153 robocalls from Time Warner Cable in just one year on her cell phone that were intended for someone else. The calls didn’t stop even after she pleaded with Time Warner Cable to end them, but Reuters reports that King this week finally achieved a measure of justice for the constant barrage of calls she had to endure over the span of a year. More →

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FAA Drone Exemption List

A List Of Every Company Allowed to Fly Drones In U.S. Skies

By on July 7, 2015 at 9:45 PM.

A List Of Every Company Allowed to Fly Drones In U.S. Skies

When the New Year rolled around, only a handful of companies were permitted by the Federal Aviation Administration to fly drones in U.S. airspace. Today, more than 500 companies now have drone exemptions from the FAA. What happened between then and now? Who are all these companies that can now fly their drones overhead? Why do they need to fly drones in the first place?

You’ve got plenty of questions, and of course, the Internet has answers. More →

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Meryl Streep Equal Rights Amendment Constitution

Why Did Meryl Streep Write to Every Single Member of Congress?

By on June 24, 2015 at 7:45 PM.

Why Did Meryl Streep Write to Every Single Member of Congress?

Meryl Streep is an actress who doesn’t need any introduction. Even if you’re not a fan, you’ve probably seen her in a variety of movies, and probably know she’s been rewarded with a record number of Oscar nominations for her performances. In other words, she’s pretty serious about what she does, both on the screen and in real life — and the actress just wrote to every single member of Congress on a very serious matter. More →

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China Dog Meat Eating Festival

Dog Eating Festival in China Continues Despite Global Horror

By on June 22, 2015 at 9:45 PM.

Dog Eating Festival in China Continues Despite Global Horror

People around the world love their pet dogs, which is why they’re understandably horrified that a province in southwestern China is having a festival that revolves around the slaughter and consumption of 10,000 dogs every year. The BBC informs us that despite worldwide outrage at the festival, the Lychee and Dog Meat Festival in Yulin in Guangxi province will continue as planned this year. More →

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John Oliver Confederate Flag Video

Watch John Oliver rip the Confederate Flag and its supporters into pieces

By on June 22, 2015 at 11:55 AM.

Watch John Oliver rip the Confederate Flag and its supporters into pieces

Many people from the Southern United States sincerely believe the Civil War-era Confederate Flag is a symbol of Southern heritage and not of racism. However, many of those people probably aren’t aware that South Carolina in particular didn’t actually start flying the Confederate Flag outside its State House until 1962, when it was intended to be a direct rebuke to the Civil Rights movement. This is why to many more people the flag is a symbol of a desire to keep racial minorities as permanent second-class citizens. More →

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Donald Trump 2016 Announcement Paid Actors

Just When You Thought Trump’s Joke of a Presidential Campaign Couldn’t Get More Pathetic…

By on June 18, 2015 at 12:50 PM.

Just When You Thought Trump’s Joke of a Presidential Campaign Couldn’t Get More Pathetic…

Donald Trump has no chance of winning the Republican nomination, let alone winning the presidency. He is disliked by a large majority of Americans — a recent ABC poll showed that 71% of Americans had an unfavorable view of him, which is a worse mark than either Jimmy Carter or George W. Bush ever had even at the peaks of their unpopularity. Because of this, we were a little surprised to see that Trump had any enthusiastic supporters attending his big announcement speech earlier this week… but it turns out that many of them were actually just paid shills. More →

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Women On The $10 Bill

A Woman is Coming to the $10 Bill – Who’s Your Pick?

By on June 18, 2015 at 8:55 AM.

A Woman is Coming to the $10 Bill – Who’s Your Pick?

For the first time in American history, a woman will adorn our paper currency. The United States Treasury Department announced on Thursday that a woman will adorn the $10 bill starting in 2020 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th amendment that gave women the right to vote. There’s still a question, however, about which woman will adorn the currency. More →

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AT&T Unlimited Data Plans $100 Million Fine

AT&T Nailed With a Massive $100M Fine for Misleading Consumers on ‘Unlimited’ Data Plans

By on June 17, 2015 at 12:14 PM.

AT&T Nailed With a Massive $100M Fine for Misleading Consumers on ‘Unlimited’ Data Plans

Oh my. The Federal Communications Commission on Wednesday issued a massive smack down against AT&T for offering consumers “unlimited” data plans and then severely throttling their speeds once they reached certain limits every month. In all, the FCC hit AT&T with a huge $100 million fine for allegedly misleading consumers, although AT&T has vowed to not take this lying down. More →

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