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[liberationtech] Fwd: UK Jobs And Collaboration: Local Data Lab + Curious Fact About White House Petitions

Cecilia Tanaka cecilia.tanaka at gmail.com
Fri Jan 27 05:39:49 PST 2017


Hi, dear all!  :D

I think it can be interesting for some of us.  In this era of "alternative
facts"  (Lieees, cof cof!),  the world does need more investigative
journalism than ever.

A fool real example.  Yesterday, just for fun and to give support to a
Dutch friend, I signed this jocose petition for the White House using their
own plataform:

https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/america-first-make
-netherlands-second-because-they-requested-it

https://youtu.be/j-xxis7hDOE

I was, theoretically, the second person to sign it and I shared the
petition with the Brazilian Hackerspaces General List, because it was a fun
bonus in a public message inviting all the hackerspaces to celebrate
the International Open Hackerspace Day 2017 together.

My signature is NOT there.  My friends' signatures are NOT there.  I tried
to sign the petition 4 (four) times since yesterday night, giving some
hours between a try and another, and my signature is still NOT there.

It's a White House petition and I already signed some of these before.
Usually, there is no time lapse and the signature is counted immediately.
Will they need more than 13 hours to process it now?  Will my signature be
in this petition someday?  :-/

I know, it was a joke among hackerspaces, but first of all, it was a public
petition and we do have the right of asking to "Netherlands be Second" and
the White House can NOT censure us this way.  They did NOT remove the
petition until now, so if the petition is there, what is the point about
obstructing our support to it?

I do really think Trump is pretty afraid Netherlands becomes First  (watch
the video to understand the reference),  but I am afraid they try to block
signatures in more relevant petitions about important subjects, like
censure, freedom of expression, privacy and human rights in general.

Tender kisses and hugs.  Take care all of you!  <3

Ceci, a Brazilian fan of Netherlands...  You know, their walls are much
better, hahaha!!  ;D

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"Don't let anyone rob you of your imagination, your creativity, or your
curiosity.  It's your place in the world; it's your life.  Go on and do all
you can with it, and make it the life you want to live."  -  Mae Jemison


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Megan Lucero <meganchristinelucero at gmail.com>

Here's more info on that brand new team/lab I'm building for open, local
investigative journalism.

https://medium.com/local-data-lab/join-the-local-data-lab-fa
865f83f516?source=linkShare-674eec1ed91-1485521058

Deadline is Wednesday and only for those who can work in the EU.

Feel free to get in touch with questions or if you'd like to collaborate!
Megan
meganlucero at tbij.com
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