[LIVE] 2014 European Parliament Elections | DAY 1

Today is day one of the European Parliament Elections, and with Pirates on the ballot in 15 countries, it’s going to be a sight to see. I’m running this liveblog in association with Pirate Times, who will be helping throughout, with a liveblog for each day. Today, Day1, will see voting in the UK and […]
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[LIVE] Pirate Party Australia Election Liveblog

Today is the federal elections in Australia, with Pirate Party Australia contesting a number of senate seats. In some areas, they’re competing with the similar Wikileaks party, but seem to have made a better impression of practicing what they preach. It’s hard to tell what the Pirate Party is polling at right now, because it’s […]
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LIVEBLOG PPI 2013 Conference Day 2

After the rough-and-tumble of yesterdays events, here’s day two of the 2013 PPI Conference. Join in the chat and discussion. After the rough-and-tumble of yesterdays events, here’s day two of the 2013 PPI Conference. Join in the chat and discussion.
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Tennessee’s Primary Idea Shows the Right Direction

A highly publicized bill in Tennessee has drawn a lot of comment nationwide over its attempt to eliminate primary elections for Senate seats. Instead the party caucuses State Legislature would pick the candidates. Understandably, it’s drawn the ire of people claiming it’s ‘anti-democratic’, and has, for now, been shelved. However, it’s not the worst idea of them. […]
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Scalia Hints at End for USA PATRIOT Act

During oral arguments over the Voting Rights Act, Justice Scalia indicated that there might be a justification for getting rid of the USA Patriot Act. During Oral arguments at the Supreme Court over the much lauded Voting Rights Act, hints were dropped as to how the wildly unpopular and overreaching anti-terrorist act could be dropped […]
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Cory Doctorow in Decatur

For those that didn’t know, Cory Doctorow was doing a tour to promote his new book “Homeland”, the sequel to Little Brother. On Feb 17th, he stopped by the Decatur Library, to give a little talk. In the warm up before the main talk, he took some questions and answers, and I thought it would […]
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