Snark: to annoy or irritate

"Snark" has been in English language dictionaries since at least 1906, and Lewis Carroll used the word to describe a mythological animal in his poem, The Hunting of the Snark (1874). Most recently, the word has come to characterize snappish, sarcastic, or mean-spirited comments or actions directed at those who annoy or irritate us.

At first, this blog was just going be a place to gripe, but because it's more satisfying to take action than it is to merely complain, now most of the posts/reposts suggest ways to get involved in solving problems.

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Tuesday, April 24, 2012


A message from  CISPA would obliterate any semblance of online privacy.  
And it's up for a vote this week.
We need to slam Congress's phone lines to encourage lawmakers to vote no. 
CISPA would allow corporations to track and share all variety of information about Americans. 
It would demolish existing barriers between the government and the private sector -- and between government agencies -- that restrict data sharing without cause, effectively allowing information about Americans' use of the Internet to slosh back and forth uninhibited.
It would provide the military and security agencies with broad new powers to track Americans' online activity.
We need members of Congress to oppose the legislation when it comes up for a vote later this week.
Thanks for keeping up the fight.
-Demand Progress

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