What happens if the Federal Government Shuts Down?

This is some basic information put together by researcher Bill Lucey:

 

http://tinyurl.com/43578kjhttp://tinyurl.com/43578kj

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Japan Crisis Resources

This was compiled by Bill Lucey and contains some good links to other-than-US sources of media reporting and also links for the relief effort.  Don’t miss the handy links that follow the article also.

http://tinyurl.com/4w2ovn8

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U.S. Civil War: 150th Anniversary Reference Guide

Since Gettysburg is in my backyard, this guide caught my eye.  As the year progresses, we’ll be hearing a lot about that historical period.

Bill Lucey put this guide together.  It is well-done and thorough which is par-for-the-course for Lucey.

http://tinyurl.com/64j9rqt


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Post-election facts about party shifts

This info was posted by Bill Lucey, a news librarian, who writes an informative blog called The Morning Delivery at http://www.billlucey.com/.  I’ve often noticed his efforts to add statistics and facts to a current event, which is what news librarians do for their newsrooms.

Here’s a taste from his entry:

“To put Tuesday’s midterm election into historical perspective, I compiled some facts and figures, showing how last night’s election compared with others, dating back to 1860.

• From 1860 to 2008, when the majority lost control of the House of Representatives, they lost an average of 49 or 14 percent of the total House seats

• From 1860 to 2008, when the majority lost control of the House of Representatives during a midterm election, they lost an average of 60 or 16 percent of the total House seats.

• The other times in history in which the House Majority flipped from one party to the other, while the Senate held their majority were in the years: 1874, 1880, 1882, 1888, 1890, 1910 and 1930.

• The only times in history when both Houses of Congress flipped majorities were in 1860, 1894, 1918, 1946, 1952, 1954,1994 and 2006.

• The only times in history when the Senate flipped its majority, but not in the House were in the years: 1878, 1892, 1912, 1932, 1980, 1986, and 2000.”

You can read the entire blog post here.

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Who has served the longest in the U.S. Senate?

Here’s an interesting blog post from Pete Basofin at the Sacramento Bee.  It was written shortly before Sen. Ted Kennedy died but is still relevant.  There’s a list of the longest serving Senators.

There’s also a list of how many senators have died in office since the beginning of this country’s founding.  To get that list, you have to link to Political Graveyard, which is worth linking here.  It’s a large biographical database of living and dead politicians.

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Free Email Address Sources

The UltimateE-Mail Directory
http://www.theultimates.com/email

Large E-Mail Directories
http://www.emailaddresses.com/email_lookup_large.htm

The Virtual Chase: Finding E-Mail Addresses
http://www.virtualchase.com/people/email.html

Dennis Miles
Public Services Librarian
Henry G. Bennett Memorial Library
Southeastern Oklahoma State University

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Links to developments in Iran

For those tracking developments in Iran:

General site  http://iran.whyweprotest.net/

links page http://iran.whyweprotest.net/news-current-events/61-one-stop-thread-media-links-twitter-aggregator-pics-blogs.html
NEWS & LIVE BLOGS
Guardian UK live blog – June 20
NY Times live blog – June 19
HuffingtonPost live blog
Raye Man Kojast? Where Is My Vote? http://raymankojast.blogspot.com/
Images from Tehran – http://25khordad.wordpress.com/
Revolution Road live(ish) blog – http://shooresh1917.blogspot.com/
Tehran Live blog (photos) – http://tehranlive.org/
Andrew Sullivan http://andrewsullivan.theatlantic.com/
DC based NIAC blog http://niacblog.wordpress.com/
Blog aggregator – http://iranianriots.wordpress.com/
TOPIX Top Media sites tracker – http://www.topix.com/topstories/iran

TWITTER LIVE AGGREGATORS
http://twittbee.com/IranElection/
http://twitpipe.com/
http://tweetgrid.com/grid?l=2&q1=%23…lution&q3=iran
http://www.twazzup.com/search?q=%23iranelection&l=all
http://iran.twazzup.com/

GENERAL AGGREGATORS
http://almost.at/#iran
http://friendfeed.com/search?q=iran+OR+tehran+likes:5
http://friendfeed.com/iranwatch

VIDEO MEDIA
BBC PERSIA (live)
iREPORT (iran)
YouTube search “Iran Election 2009″
CitizenTube has many videos http://www.citizentube.com/

PICTURE AGGREGATORS
PicFog – Live twitpics – http://picfog.com/search/%23iranelection
Flickr pics – http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=iran+election&s=rec

HOWTO PAGE (medical, twitter, set up proxy)
http://gr88.tumblr.com/

Quote:
Originally Posted by IranPetition View Post

ELECTION FRAUD INFORMATION

Iran rural vote and election fraud – tehranbureau
Faulty election data – tehranbureau
Iran has some fishy numbers – fivethirtyeight
Stealing the Iranian election – Juan Cole

IMPORTANT LIVEBLOGGERS

Andrew Sullivan – The Atlantic
The Lede – NY Times
Nico Pitney – TheHuffingtonPost

PHOTOS

Fhashemi’s Flickr stream
Boston Globe Photos
Boston Globe Photos Pt.2

ARTICLES TO DIGG

DIGG This

PETITIONS TO SIGN

IranPetition

MISCELLANEOUS

How-To Page (medical, proxy, etc)
How To Setup A Proxy For Iranian Citizens On Windows

– tom  johnson

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J. T. Johnson
Institute for Analytic Journalism — Santa Fe, NM USA

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