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Jul 2
Jul 2

What Can Be Better For People Than TPP/TTIP?

During discussion of granting President Obama Fast Track Authority to ‘negotiate’ the Trans-Pacific Partnership two friends recently asked me: – why is TPP wrong for the U.S., for U.S. workers and businesses? – where are the ideas to provide something better? [Jump below the line for the short answer ☟] A lot of the discussion has covered the […]

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Jun 1
Jun 1

Podcast – Sex Trafficking of Minors in San Diego

We recently helped the Point Loma Democratic Club produce it’s first podcast, a recording made at one of their monthly meetings. The subject is Sex Trafficking of Minors in San Diego and the podcast features three panelists introduced by Sarah Boot. Although the subject is disturbing it’s well worth a listen, and we encourage you to […]

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Mar 0
Mar 0

All About Fracking

Club president Tommy Hough introduced Peg Mitchell from San Diego 350 to the San Diego County Democrats for Environmental Action on 26 March 2015 to talk about fracking.

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Feb 0
Feb 0

Social Media Guru to Headline March Meeting – La Mesa Mayor also to Address Membership

La Mesa Foothills Democratic Club, serving all of Grantville, San Carlos, Del Cerro, Allied Gardens, College Area, La Mesa, Mt. Helix, Santee and close-in East County, will extend their current streak of outstanding speakers with a talk by Internet Expert John Loughlin on Wednesday, March 4th at 6:30 PM. John specializes in teaching the uninitiated […]

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Nov 5
Nov 5

Social Media Integration for the California Democratic Council

John Loughlin recently presented at the California Democratic Council workshop at the World Resources Sim Center in San Diego. He followed Larry Johnson’s presentation on CDC websites with some ideas on using Social Media to start conversations within communities.

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Nov 5
Nov 5

Vote to Honor a Veteran

Mike Johnson had been canvassing for the 52nd Congressional District race and was getting fed up hearing from citizens, young and old, that they were not going to vote. As a Vietnam Veteran who lost several friends in that bloody conflict, he was determined to explain why citizens should vote to honor those who died […]

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Nov 1
Nov 1

The President wants you to see this:

This morning, President Obama asked the FCC to put in place strong rules to protect the Internet. Every day, the Internet unlocks countless possibilities for creation and innovation. And one reason it’s been so successful is a level playing field: Most service providers have traditionally treated all Internet traffic equally. That’s the principle of “net […]

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Sep 0
Sep 0

Secure Your Mail

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Sending email securely used to be hard. So hard, that only large corporations and paranoid techies would even bother. It also used to be expensive. The iPhone has helped to change all that.

People loved their iPhones from when they were first released back in 2007. Although (some) IT departments preferred the ‘control’ afforded to them with Blackberry’s Enterprise Server or manilla interdepartmental envelopes – when the CEOs and the head of Sales demanded corporate email on their iPhones even Mordac (the Preventer of Information Services) had to respond.

Apple licensed software from Microsoft in 2008 to make it easy to connect to Exchange powered email systems which was great for businesses, but in 2011 with the release of iOS 5.0 Apple added secure email support for regular folks, through the use of Secure/Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (S/MIME).

Read on to learn how to communicate securely on your iPhone with your kith and kin.

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May 0
May 0

A bookstore that does not want to sell you books

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Barnes & Noble does not want you to buy books from their brick-and-mortar bookstores. They especially don’t want you to buy anything if you are a Barnes & Noble Member. If you must buy a book, then they’d prefer it was a new title or a bestseller. If you want to buy an older title that they have in stock, they would rather you didn’t. If it’s not in stock and they have to specially order it, they may suggest you do that from home.

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Mar 0
Mar 0

iPad Killed the HP Star

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They took the credit for your second symphony
Rewritten by machine on new technology
And now I understand the problems you could see.

Apple helped introduce desktop publishing to the world and now the iPad is helping remove our need for printers and a large part of HP’s business.

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