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I think this image is appropriate for this period of digital reorganizing. It is a walk among the grasses.  The wilderness image was rearranged by some poor fool insisting on being noticed with a pile of rocks to note a path for a wanderer. Do not worry. I’ve been to this place. It doesn’t take long to discover that wanderer’s existence as a bottle cap, the old kind you had to pry off. Its rusty desperation dissolves to this day, slowly disappearing, like the following.

You will find my years with this resource oxidizing (here). Pick a year and a month.

Another assortment (here) is only for the fun of it. It is a timeline set to the last 100 posts.

Some of it is brilliant but amidst other meanderings. In the meantime, thoughts, referrals, and leads on the following spectacular insights have been greatly appreciated, and below you will see a random selection.

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Activism

We must, indeed, all hang together or most assuredly, we shall all hang separately. AND You don’t make progress standing …
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Favela Policy

“The demonizing rhetoric of the various international wars on terrorism, drugs, and crime is so much semantic apartheid: they construct …
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No Limits Preservation

Review the designation reports and a citywide map of all city landmarks (here). Report PDF (here) On September 18, 2007, the school …
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Albemarle-Kenmore Terrace

The Albemarle-Kenmore Terrace Historic District was designated by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission on July 11, 1978. …
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Rainfall Flooding

“Hurricane Ida devastatingly impacted our area, the urgency to understand this kind of threat and determine the risk it poses …
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Every Problem is a Housing Problem

Providing community-based development organizations (CBDO) with insight into strategies of service for specific client constituencies is a constant challenge. The …
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Housing Economics

“Even Texas, the state that added the most housing units, showed decreases in more than half (52.4%) of its counties …
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The Climate Requirement (II)

The current public investment scheme is labeled the American Jobs Plan (here). A primary purpose of jobs through the proposed …
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Housing Map

Are you a member of one of these organizations – on the staff, a resident, volunteer? Write a review.
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The Climate Requirement I

Dr. Christopher Jones is a Professor at UC Berkeley and the Director of the CoolClimate Network. Like many who have …
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Old Paper

On Tuesday, that scary bump on the subway came at the exact moment a tall man sneezed violently. By the …
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Three Rules

In all of our worlds (social, political, economic, biometric) we search for things considered necessary. We see closed doors, glass …
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The Clarke Record

The analysis that follows is part of a long-term effort to establish an independent group of observers and analysts who …
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Club Democrats

Take a look at all of the “political clubs” in Brooklyn.  Rarely are these outfits exposed as nonviable components of …
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#WAITING4FIOS

Corporate Verizon In 2008, Verizon promised New York City people that it would wire all corners of the city with …
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May 2019

During the five months of 2019, (March, April, May, June, and July) I examined a selection of Tweets by organizations …
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Denise Meadows

The Club of Rome and the Smithsonian Institution’s Consortium for Understanding and Sustaining a Biodiverse Planet hosted a one-day symposium …
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Housing Rights People

“The exhibit of the nineteenth and early twentieth-century social housing reveals scant interest other than producing shelter for vulnerable populations, …
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Malfunctions

Life Imitates Malfunctions This section on malfunctions prepares a larger narrative. We are working on how America has 1) an unqualified …
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Racism

Kara Springer created the image/public art above. A Small Matter of Engineering, Part II. “The attention given to the social construct …
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Medium

Stories Published to Medium and The Ascent The Ascent A community of storytellers documenting the journey to happiness & fulfillment. Join 90k+ …
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System Change

Smithsonian “Salute to the Wheel”  Map of Mesopotamia (3500 B.C.) Revelatory, that is what it was revelatory.  Not the amusing face …
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Community Forum 11.17.15

On November 17, 2015, AKNA attended the FiOS Rollout Forum conducted by Common Cause NY led by Susan Lerner, and …
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American Health Care Crisis

The “If Not Now, When?” Since 2010, 100 rural hospitals have closed, and another 430 are at risk, yet 30 million Americans cannot …
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Broadband Map

A click on the map above (or HERE) will take you to a website that illustrates all of the broadband …
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Students Who Do Nothing

Business School At a business school in New York City with my Freshman candidate son, I suddenly felt very strongly about …
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Wired and Wireless

The language of telecommunications takes some getting used to, so here is a brief summary of the basics. Line Technologies are: Fiber …
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The oldest stuff asending

Columbia’s Manhattanville

Regulatory Taking and Columbia University Columbia Manhattanville (Rendering RPBW/SOM) Over the last decade, Columbia University acquired over 168 residential buildings between …
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Earthdays

Metro = Megacity/Megacorp + OBDCEarthday, urban land use, and management in the 21st century Without a national land-use policy, America’s formation of …
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The Urban Challenge

Best summary of the global urban challenge is by Bruce Katz “and rightly so” : Six characteristics of the Progressive …
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Form-Base Miami

Density is a central factor in creating the experience of urban intensity, but it is not the element that makes …
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Waterfront 2020

The details on a Reach by Reach basis are well worth some urban design quires and perusals.  To this end, …
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Planet of Cities

This history of human settlements is a story of continuous growth and increasing urban densities that reduce per capita resource …
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One Bryant Park

In thoughtful research reporting, the requirement, to sum up, should become a higher priority. In Skyscrapers and the World of …
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Zoning GHG

New York City’s newest set of proposed zoning changes will re-write rules to remove impediments to constructing and retrofitting buildings in …
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AIA for Mayor

The American Institute of Architect’s New York Chapter (AIANY) released a mayoral platform to help them set the 2014 agenda: …
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Doomed to be Tiny

The Art Students League and The Resistance As the proposal stands now, the ASL is turned into an artifact.   It is …
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Town Prospector

The New York City Master Plan – published in 1968, presented the community districts equivalent in population and total employment …
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Limited Expansiveness

Sirius, 2006, by Lita Albuquerque, photo by Jean de Pomereu (Domus) From 1800 to 2000, planning, engineering, and architecture, served …
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Networks

Human cognitive mapping abilities are well documented. The addition of GPS devices to this research yield maps of everything that …
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The Unlimited Inside

Unrestrained Outside & Unlimited Insides. How does density save the wilderness, support sustainable agriculture, and do not harm purpose?  …
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Representatives

Invite representatives to be aware of your IT issues and concerns. A letter for comment on how to get their help (a …
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Broadband Map

A click on the map above (or HERE) will take you to a website that illustrates all of the broadband …
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AKNA Tech

Platforms like Mindmixer, ShareAbouts, ChangeByUs, ioby, and others offer new ways to define and solve problems shared by a neighborhood. Ideas …
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Throttled?

Will The V-Shoe Drop? An excellent Wikipedia summary of Bandwidth throttling describes the intentional slowing of Internet service by an ISP (Internet Service …
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Verizon

Corporate Verizon June 18, 2014, DoITT Report Slams Verizon DoITT is the agency responsible for a level of review.  Please volunteer …
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Investigations

The videos posted below were taken just for fun… But, then again, they are a record of the existing and rapidly …
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Wired and Wireless

The language of telecommunications takes some getting used to, so here is a brief summary of the basics. Line Technologies are: Fiber …
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Call to Action

The approximate FiOS footprint in four of NYC’s 5 boroughs as of June 30, 2014 (via the Broadband Map) Brooklyn …
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DoITT Report Summary

Corporate Verizon The findings of the report are as follows: Verizon is not in compliance with its agreement since it has …
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Seven Declarations

Declarations develop an emotional capacity for change on behalf of family and community, a town or city, a state and …
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PSC on Verizon

To Submit a Comment to the PSC  Audrey Zibelman, Chief Executive Officer Contact: James Denn [email protected] | (518) 474-7080 http://www.dps.ny.gov http://twitter.com/NYSDPS re: 15052/14-C-0370 Internet or Mail In addition to …
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Internet 101

The hearing was packed with people.  About fifty workers from the CWA and another fifty people like us and some officials …
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Resources

This is an outreach page. It will list people and organizations who are leading the way for reliable and affordable access …
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The Trouble

Is Somewhere Between the Pole and Babylon Day 9.   To read it all, hit the link above. The following is very …
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Susan Crawford

This is not about us. The most important hour you can spend on this issue is with Susan Crawford. Here’s why: Americans need …
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SandyNet of Sandy, OR

Sandy, Oregon, is a rural town of 3,600, so they don’t have a lot in common with our neighborhood regarding …
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Coorespondence

The following is best summed up in this “City Council” post . Did anyone else complain or ask for accountability …
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AKNA Broadband

Letters to Verizon and our political representatives were mailed 7.17.2015 The image above represents our first set of formal letters to …
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AKNA Mail

We began this project in June 2015 following a visit from Chris Wasserman, Verizon Engineer.  He agreed to answer any …
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Resident Survey (completed!)

The AKNA IT project will produce a choice for affordable communication services. Without a choice, selecting affordable options for these …
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City Council Hearing

The whole council hearing was slow and inept because our Council Members, like NYC Members of Congress, get a few …
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#WAITING4FIOS

Corporate Verizon In 2008, Verizon promised New York City people that it would wire all corners of the city with …
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Community Forum 11.17.15

On November 17, 2015, AKNA attended the FiOS Rollout Forum conducted by Common Cause NY led by Susan Lerner, and …
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NYS Attorney General

As we keep our fingers crossed about Verizon’s accountability to AKNA and NYC, please take a moment to add this …
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Midtown Eastside

Aerial of 432 Park Avenue Manhattan is a “playground” for wealthy people; public policy is interested in keeping enough households to …
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VZ Engineering (Com-Hydra)

Verizon Engineering is likely to be the only Incumbent Local Exchange Carrier (ILEC) that decides not to upgrade a single …
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Verizon Timeline

The strike over the next few weeks is as good a reason to begin the clock on how long it …
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Group Process

Small Groups Work The following draft suggests ways to organize, accomplish goals, and fix the learning process if it goes awry …
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Embed Density

We live in a culture that embeds information and where the most important things tend to go unsaid. All of …
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Embed

We live in a culture that embeds information, and where the most important things tend to go unsaid. All of …
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20 Questions

We are all challenged in one way or another with a learning disability.  It could be a place on the …
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Suffrage

Following the 2016 American Presidential election, I turned to the writing of Jane Jacobs. I went straight for “Dark Days …
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What to Expect

I’ll believe it when I see it. Expectations are difficult to manage and different for everyone as everyone needs will …
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Free Parking

Ever since the High Cost of Free Parking by Donald Shoup hit the bookstores, the density killer (AKA – the private car) …
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Verizon on Notice

 Lawsuit Begins Against Spectrum-Time Warner Cable & Charter Communications The suit alleges these companies have defrauded New Yorkers on the advertised Internet …
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Executive Orders

POTUS-45 Executive Orders are laws that direct federal agencies and officials to implement congressionally established laws or policies. The judiciary can …
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Issues Resource

Three Steps to Sustain Democracy The following recommendations require a “one before the next” approach to maintaining democracy in the era …
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Survey Visit

Chris of By Byers Engineering Company 285 Davidson Ave., 203 Somerset, NJ 08873-4153 Chris of By Byers Survey visit “for …
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Wireline 2017

It was a busy April morning in 2017 when three clean Verizon Cable trucks rolled onto the Terraces with many …
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Furious Yet, Effective

The growth of corporations in energy production, manufacturing and finance will continue to produce great wealth and pain, cover-ups and obfuscations. …
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Privacy Politics

So what, if a few people get stopped and if they refuse to respond to a lawful order to give …
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Privacy

So what, if a few people get stopped and if they refuse to respond to a lawful order to give …
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Revolution

Clip of the Chicago Seven. Raised fists had value at the 1968 Democratic National Convention Tom Hayden died in October 2016 …
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Create 2,000 Dense Places

I have a plan for 2,000 dense urban places, with 20,000 people each connected to high-speed communication systems. Each is …
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Roger Stone’s Rules

The documentary on Roger provides the essential background for why the body politic is acting the way it does today …
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Groundhogs

The wonders of representative government continue to surprise its observers for what it teaches us about ourselves. A President might …
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A Better Deal

The total estimated annual payroll for seven Congressional Districts with significant employment in health care and social assistance is just …
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Priority Issue: Money

We are developing a collection of presentations on corruption (e.g. pol-money) see Video  Bob’s list (above) pretty much covers it. There …
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Rethink School

Rethinking School  This NPR/TED “radio podcast” was released August 11, 2017, for parents and educators on concepts in education.  The lead …
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Infra-What?

Infrastructure investment in the United States is approaching a classic “line in the sand.” One side of the line, federal …
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Evacuation

Don’t run, just know where to go. The zones vary Most observers know from experience that the low cost of land and …
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Future of Indivisible

What Happened presents many ways to unpack what and who may have been responsible for the 77,000 votes in just …
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Find Your Line

The rules embedded in the freedoms of wealth need not apply to the acquisition of ideas about how to understand …
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Global Density

Add fees on Amazon books below will be assigned to our effort. This one brings the lessons of the explosive …
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The Tax

The “whew” chart describes Senate’s tax plan before it went to reconciliation in December 2017.  July 2017 this testimony from CBO sums …
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CD9 Stress

Exploring the following group of analysts will produce one of the more fascinating introductions to key indicators of economic stress. …
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Bunkeddeko vs. Clarke

Should Clarke have lost June 26, 2018? Yes, but she won. Is Clarke’s record of deep blue co-sponsorship for the Democratic …
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Vote Basics

The links below make it easy. Understand the dates, times, places and the government leadership ballot. Paying attention to government leaders of …
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Election Districts

Steven Pinker’s Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress, says the world is getting better, and from …
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Housing Networks

The housing expertise in New York City represents an extraordinary depth of staff, from its network of neighborhood organizations to …
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Ranked Choice Vote

It is possible to be represented differently. FairVote is a reform idea calling for multi-member districts. Voting could be about …
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Affordable Housing

We can dream and have goals, but it is impossible to think things into existence. Direct action is required to …
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The Clarke Record

The analysis that follows is part of a long-term effort to establish an independent group of observers and analysts who …
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Downstate of Health

The health campus (below) in the Ninth Congressional District (below) is known to many as “Downstate”, but this location has …
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Community Health

The health campus (below) in the Ninth Congressional District is known to many as “Downstate”, but this location has a …
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Urban Change

Many factors are at work, but the heart of the zero progress problem in education and the direct relationship with …
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Justice, Jobs, Power

Criminal Justice Issue: Prison is a failure of humanity and a perversion of justice. Response: America’s prison population is composed of …
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Improving Schools

Issue: Children are not performing at grade level (Math & Language Arts (ELA). The implementation of state-wide school funding transparency …
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Balance and Power

State political representation is unbalanced toward fear, but it should be fixable. Unless, of course, entities such as mascots who …
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2016 Keeps Repeating

Following the 2016 American Presidential election, I turned to the writing of Jane Jacobs. I went straight for “Dark Days …
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Where to Mr.?

Hanzi: Danger and Opportunity combine to mean crisis. Language allows the hearing of differences.Images allow the understanding of distinctions.
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26 June Summary

Same old Congress, and same old story for District 9 Democratic Primary CANDIDATEVOTEPCT.Yvette Clarke*14,80451.9%Adem Bunkeddeko13,72948.1% 28,533 votes, 99% reporting (528 of 532 precincts) The last …
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Alexandria Stands

George Monbiot is a writer that is paying attention. The news from The Guardian is as hopeful as it is …
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Truth Wars

“On the question of truth, the advice I give to colleagues is to use the best source I know to …
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Politics

If one thing could damage the Republic, it would be the strategies and tactics of “divide and conquer.” The folks …
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Indivisible Brooklyn

The idea of a CD Nine Indivisible faded into Indivisible Brooklyn (IB). Despite the failure to build a CD by …
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Truth or Dare

You can get something from new representatives about the truth, even a Republican from Nebraska. On the first day of …
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Urban Mobility

Artists of various urban futures are fond of envisioning the easy movement of people and goods as a visually exciting …
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AS on ASD

This project will continue to develop content based on the confidence embedded in the following idea. Project-based and experiential learning builds …
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New Building on 21st

The map (left) is clipped from the NYC zoning maps 16d and 22c to show the location of the Terraces …
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The Red Tail Plane

Toward the end of 2018, in New York City during blue sky days, several planes with red tails would catch …
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