I am not by nature a fangirl. While there are TV shows that I’ll always love (and those that I love to hate), I rarely become passionate enough about shows to miss them during their off seasons, or pine for their return. But like comfortable shoes or the best friendships, some shows sort of insinuate themselves into our lives in the best way possible. Take A&E’s just canceled Longmire, a show that has been described as both a modern western and a crime drama. The scenery is spectacular, the characters complex, and the relationships twisty and unexpected. And if you’re interested in Native American culture, there’s a lesson to be learned nearly every episode. Yet despite Longmire‘s popularity (second in the network’s ratings only to Duck Dynasty), the show was recently canceled. And I’m really bummed. And clearly, a lot of people on the internet would like the show to be uncanceled and are calling for a virtual revolution. In case you’ve never watched the show, or need to be reminded about what makes it worth watching and certainly worth saving, consider these 10 things.
How Getting Wild Saved a ‘Lost’ Reese Witherspoon -
A wonderfully rehabilitative interview that works very hard to get you to forget that mess in Atlanta.
Known as a Stingray and manufactured by Harris (HRS), a Pentagon contractor based in Melbourne, Fla., the device is small enough to be carried in a car. It tricks mobile phones into thinking it’s a cell tower, drawing information, the paper said. Federal grants, including one from the Department of Homeland Security, were used to buy the equipment, according to public records the newspaper obtained.
Use of the technology is widespread across the U.S. More than 40 law enforcement agencies in 17 states have similar monitoring equipment, known as “cell site simulators” or “IMSI catchers,” says the American Civil Liberties Union. Oakland, Calif., has had a Stingray since 2007, when an annual report cited 21 electronic surveillance arrests, the group says.
The controversy in Tacoma, a city of 200,000 south of Seattle, follows President Obama’s decision in the wake of the Ferguson protests to order a review of U.S. programs that fund military equipment for local law enforcement. Attention so far has focused on rifles, night-vision devices, and additional military-style weapons carried by police in Ferguson, a St. Louis suburb. —
Remember this violation of your Fourth Amendment rights the next time some redneck gets all up in arms about the flag being desecrated. Fools worry about the flag, the mentally active worry about the desecration of civil liberties.
This is what you get when the common wisdom says that unions are unnecessary and not competitive.
Microgrids offer an intriguing path to semi-independence. A microgrid empowers a geographic area to use its own electricity when it’s available and to rely on the existing utility grid when it’s not. If the big grid flickers, the microgrid can hum along in “island mode” and keep critical functions running. As we enter an era of superstorms, that could mean fewer blackouts. And if those local energy sources are renewable, it means a smaller carbon footprint —
FBI Files Link Christian Televangelist To Mafia, Gun Running, Narcotics, White Supremacism - The New Civil Rights Movement -
The co-founder of the world’s largest Christian evangelical television ministry has been linked in FBI files to the Mafia, gun running, narcotics, money laundering, anti-Semitism, white supremacism, and other activities around the world.
It was always fun driving up the 405 through Costa Mesa, seeing this guy’s palace along side the freeway, knowing how many people he was duping around him.
White people: Nobody can say what happened! We still have to wait for the facts to come in! -
And that is exactly what they are doing.
Y’all could go and stir up some shit on Politico or The Hill, you know.
Sign the petition: Healthcare Should Not Be a Loan! STOP California from Taking the Homes Of Deceased Medi-Cal Recipients -
I just signed a petition to The California State House, The California State Senate, and Governor Jerry Brown: Please support SB1124. If it does not pass, California plans to turn Medi-Cal into a long-term loan program for recipients age 55+. The state will bill the estates of those recipients for all of their Medi-Cal expenses from enrollment until death. Nobody should have to pay the government back for their healthcare! By passing SB 1124, California will only be able to take back the costs of nursing home, and long-term in-home and community-based care, which is required by Federal law.