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Philadelphia Creatives (or hey, there are Fun groups who make stuff!)

Posted by smallspark on October 23, 2008

This week I tweeted about Idea Blob  (http://www.bloblive.com/), an event that sounded pretty neat.  Unfortunately, I found out late and have a date tonight so…I can’t go. However this is something monthly, I think so it occurs often. I can’t wait to go…and I have an idea to share too. 🙂

If you love new ideas and brainstorming – GO! and tell me about it.

They were sponsored by the below groups. I want to remember them because I love the idea of making things and learning what others are making – whether digital, art or technology –  and am excited to know more people combining art, technology and invention.

So check these sites out!

They are sponsored by:

http://geekadelphia.com/

http://thehacktory.org/

http://www.makephilly.org/

These two don’t “make” things but check them out too.

http://www.netimpact.org/

http://phillystartupleaders.org/

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Political Fact check Info – sites and sources

Posted by smallspark on October 10, 2008

Please please Fact Check

Dedicated Fact Checking Sites:
www.Polifact.com
www.Factcheck.org
Nonpartisan Info:
Money Trail: www.opensecrets.org
Non-Partisan Political Voting and Independent Group Rating Aggregator: www.votesmart.org
Veterans Groups Reviews
The Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America Action Fund
The Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America Action Fund
Disabled American Veterans  (its easier to find this way)
Mccain’s rating from Disabled American Veterens (DAV)
Obama’s Rating from Disabled American Veterens (DAV)
Aggregated Veterens Ratings from Votesmarg.org
MCcain’s Aggregated Ratings from www.Votesmart.org
Obama’s Aggregated Ratings from www.Votesmart.org

Political Reporting – pretty much non-partisan
www.politico.com
www.talkingpointsmemo.com
www.realclearpolitics.com(aggregator)
www.mcclatchydc.com/
www.huffingtonpost.com
Political Projections/Statistics
www.FiveThirtyEight.com

More Resources at http://www.politics.alltop.com

If you have a site you feel should be on this list, let me know and if I think it should be too – I’ll add it! Good luck and choose wisely.

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