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He Collected 12,000 Road Maps—Now We’re Discovering Their Secrets
Sometimes I get people recognizing the name of my home town - "We stopped there on a drive once!" Even if an interstate goes by/through your town, people are rarely going to go all the way into town. They'll get stuck in the fast food & gas station complexes that are right there on the offramp. The highway system can get slow in some places, but you'll actually go through town. (thinking of US Hwy 30 vs. I-80)
history  politics  lots-o-thoughts 
november 2016 by antislice
The White House’s Pete Souza Has Shot Nearly 2M Photos of Obama, Here are 55 of His Favorites - Album on Imgur
For some levity & retrospective on Obama's time, WH photographer Pete Souza's favorite photos: (ht/ @Sowjumn)
emergency-happy  politics  obama  history 
november 2016 by antislice
East of Palo Alto’s Eden | TechCrunch
I'm not even done with it & I can tell the rest of you should read this. h/t

This is a great analysis of how EPA came to be. I'm struck by the people in the 60s & 70s who worked so incredibly hard to better their communities and create what was missing. It's shitty that it *was* missing, but still, incredible people. The "fuck you, got mine" attitude displayed even now by homeowners & politicians in SV is appalling. Oh, you're afraid extending bart or samtrans or what have you will bring in less desirable people? You want them to work for you! To drive you around, clean your house, deliver your 100% non-urgent thing you forgot from target.
history  politics  tech  silicon-valley  race  poverty  lots-o-thoughts  from twitter
january 2015 by antislice
Celebrating Cronkite while ignoring what he did - Glenn Greenwald -
maybe this is why less and less people read the news - it's nothing disagreeable. no more Walter Cronkite. re-fb(?) @z_warma
history  media  politics  share  opposition 
july 2009 by antislice

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