Pirates Joe, Steve and James talk about the latest current events including Arlington's efforts to run its upcoming election by mail in ballot, PATRIOT Act renewal and Massachusetts' phased reopening from the COVID-19 less than lockdown. Digitally sign to get the Ranked Choice Voting initiative on the November ballot Donate your used computer Donate to your local food bank

 

Pirates Joe, Malt, Steve and James discuss discuss: Huawei and US-China trade; Getting Voter Choice MA's Ranked Choice Voting ballot initiative on the November ballot. Sign the RCV ballot initiative; Donating computers to give them a second life. Help us!; Reopening Massachusetts during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

 

Massachusetts Pirates Joe, Steve and James talk about the latest news of interest to Pirates including: Cape Cod Field Hospital Closes Without Seeing Any Coronavirus Patients The EARN IT Act Violates the Constitution US public health officials on apps: "Meh" Can We Track COVID-19 and Protect Privacy at the Same Time? This Script Sends Junk Data to Ohio’s Website for Snitching on Workers Ohio Covid 19 Toolkit

 

Massachusetts Pirates Joe, Christine, Malt, Steve and James talk about the latest news of interest to Pirates. The COVID-19 pandemic continues on and has implications for people's lives, the economy and our elections. Steve talks about what Arlington is doing to keep its town government accountable to voters. Malt talks about efforts to suppress voting. James gives an update on Voter Choice MA's efforts to get on Ranked Choice Voting (RCV), aka Instant Runoff Voting, on the November bal...
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Pirates Joe, Steve and James talk about the latest news from a Pirate perspective including states reopening while COVID-19 rages, what you can do about your kid's school Chromebooks spying on you and your friendly reminder not to drink bleach. Also, James has technical difficulties getting his DSLR working as his webcam; hilarity doesn't ensue. Some of the articles we mention: Several states starting to reopen this weekendThis is where all 50 states stand on reopeningHomemade Gas Ma...
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Pirates Joe, James, Steve and Malt talk about the latest news including: Google/Apple potentially violating your rights here in America with their contact tracing tech. See also: https://pluralistic.net/2020/04/10/tiki-tiki-tiki-tiki-tiki-room/#serge-vaudenayThe back to work astroturf campaign 80% of the tax cut in the bailout "went to just 43,000 taxpayers each earning over $1 million a year COVID-19 Update. Our resources to fight COVID-19 SJC Rules Police Were OK To Use License Plate ...
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Quartermaster Joe and Captain James talk about the Covid-19 pandemic and the resources we have found that people can use to fight the pandemic. Check out our resources page.

 

Quartermaster Joe and Captain James talk about our upcoming events for March: The 10 Year Anniversary for the founding of the Netherlands Pirate Pirate is this month and we will make a video congratulating them next weekend. Keep an eye out for updates here or sign up for our newsletter to get updates in your mailbox.The Massachusetts Presidential Primary is Tuesday from 7am-8pm. Check out the scuttlebutt we found out about the remaining presidential candidates in all four parties.Tech ...
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In the latest Pirate News we talk about current events including the latest election results and a net neutrality update. Net NeutralityFCC PR spin: https://www.fcc.gov/document/what-theyre-saying-about-chairman-pais-c-band-plan & https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-20-168A1.pdf Filing a public comment. Quoting proceedings 17-108 for net neutrality aka restoring internet freedom: https://www.fcc.gov/ecfs/filings/express Tech meeting will be Sunday, March 8th, 2-4pm. It will b...
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Secretary Steve, Quartermaster Joe and Captain James talk about the trials and tribulations of Facebook and especially their users, including these articles: Zuckerberg tries to placate EU regulators by saying Facebook is willing to pay more in taxes Bloomberg's meme spree prompts changes in Facebook, Instagram rulesSignal Is Finally Bringing Its Secure Messaging to the Masses Please share topics you want us to explore in upcoming Pirate News episodes in the comments. Thanks!

 

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