Rogue archivist Carl Malamud writes, "Public.Resource.Org is pleased to announce the launch of the 2014 Official Summer of Code!
We've selected 3 states -- Georgia, Idaho, and Mississippi -- and are raising funds
to have the Official Legal Codes sent down to the Internet Archive to be scanned and made
available to all. Your tax-deductible contribution can help make the law available to
the people! Find out more at: YesWeScan.Org/
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Jaimie sez, "My bookstore helped a high school student distribute almost 300 free copies
of "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian" by Sherman Alexie, a book that has been challenged and removed from the Meridian (Idaho) School District curriculum
Funds were raised by two Washington students.
" They're going to give away another 350 copies that the publisher donated next week. Go kids! (Thanks, Jamie!
Aaron Swartz sez, "Bold legislators in New Jersey and Idaho have introduced bills
stopping the new porno-scanners, but that's not enough -- we need to
pass these bills in every state! So I set up a thing to make it
super-easy to contact your state legislator about it. Just add your
name and zip code to our petition and we'll automatically email your
Stop the TSA's Nude Scanners!
Jesse sez, ""Growing up in Idaho Falls, Idaho was strange enough but I always wondered what was up with this collection of futuristic hippy homes in my neighborhood above I.F. (called Rimrock Estates, in Ammon, ID). The place is overrun with starter castles today, yet these architectural anomalies built sometime in the early 80's, presumably by the same developer continue to amaze. I've actually been in two or three of them, this pyramid shaped one being the coolest. A nuclear family including two fraternal twin piano prodigies lived there. Fitting somehow."
The Geodesic Homes of Idaho Falls, Idaho