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The RIAA needs to go away, Youtube dl tool is critical for citizen journalism

The Recording Industry Association of America, Inc. (RIAA) wants to have it’s cake and eat it too. Used to be if you wanted to sell your music, you made a record and sold it in stores. People would buy it- and the artist and label would get paid (note- the labels made way more than Read More

The Second American Civil War Will Be YouTubeized

Apologies to Gil Scott Herron. While he said the revolution will not be televised, he nailed the last line of the song “The revolution will be live.” He didn’t foresee a broadcast studio in everybody’s pocket, he didn’t know you would no longer need a journalist to feed you news. “There will be no pictures Read More

Retail politics and May 8, 2018 election

The way you win elections isn’t with :30 second TV spots, yard signs, or facebook ads. At least that’s not how the most successful campaigns do it anymore. It’s all data driven, trying to target most likely voters, and deciding who we need to get out and vote. It’s done through personal contact, door knocking, Read More

If MLK was an activist today

50 years ago, Martin Luther King Jr. was shot. It wasn’t with an AR-15, but, it was a gun, protected by the 2nd Amendment. My father told me he used to have lunch with King while they were both students at Boston University, on Thursdays. They’d argue. Dad was Malcom, Martin was Martin. They disagreed Read More

When congress screws up your love life

Most people still don’t like to admit they met on a dating site, although more and more do. Hoping to run into “the one” randomly, at the right time has odds about as good as the lottery, or getting hit by a self-driving Uber. This week, in the tumultuous chaos of Trump’s Washington, between firing Read More

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