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David Moon on Aaron's Law, Beth Schwartzapfel on Prison Access David Moon talks about efforts to reform the law used against Aaron Swartz.
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This is the full-text of my "Imagining White House 2.0" presentation for the Personal Democracy Forum conference. that was just one of the marijuana questions that ranked highly on all three of obama's online forums. much of the dialogue since then has been about how to prevent this "gaming" of the system. well, gaming the system is nothing new. it's been happening for decades. they're called lobbyists. pundits. 501c4s. political consultants. campaign ads. what's happening right now is regular people are finally getting a chance to game the system too. and when everyone does it, you know what that's called? but surely marijuana isn't one of the most important issues for average americans, right? there's a myth about the marijuana legalization movement online. it's not driven by a large top down organization. it's real people, tired of being ignored, finding each other anywhere the internet lets them. digg. reddit. twitter.