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This Is Not Normal,This Is Not OK! :Day 35

Trump Still President:

Trump has removed Obama era protections for Trans people.  This will lead to people’s deaths…and Trump couldn’t care less.  I smell Mike Pense all over this entirely disgraceful move.

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Trump is living like a king on the peoples dollar.  He needs to go live in the mansion we built and maintain for him, and stop having his kids run all over the god damn world making money for him.

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America will have the lowest life expectancy of any industrialized nation by 2030.  

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Many states are trying to make it illegal to protest, Arizona wants to pass a law that will make it legal to steal assets from protesters, if the police even think the protest might turn violent…what the fuck?!

Claiming people are being paid to riot, Republican state senators voted Wednesday to give police new power to arrest anyone who is involved in a peaceful demonstration that may turn bad — even before anything actually happened.

This includes people who plan them.   I thought right wingers were all about freedom?  They seem to care an awful lot about the second amendment, but what about the first?

So if there are a bunch of pro-gun activists marching to save gun rights, and one left winger in a mask throws a stone at the cops, the police can arrest everyone in the march, and all the people who planned it, and take their money?  This is madness.

If you live in Arizona, its time to call your elected officials and raise hell.  This is despotic, and it doesn’t matter if you are on the left or the right, this is a police state.

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Trump is ruining the economy, because people from the entire rest of the world are afraid to come here.  Afraid to spend money here, or are refusing to do so out of protest to his stupid ideas.  If you work in a hotel, theme park, or other tourist location, call your senator and tell them Trump is going to cost you a job.

Meanwhile Trump is on pace to waste half a billion in our tax money on vacation.

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American’s are very not happy with Trump:

Opinions on most of Trump’s personal qualities also are negative, as American voters say:

55 – 40 percent that he is not honest;
55 – 42 percent that he does not have good leadership skills;
53 – 44 percent that he does not care about average Americans;
63 – 33 percent that he is not level-headed;
64 – 32 percent that he is a strong person;
58 – 38 percent that he is intelligent;
60 – 37 percent that he does not share their values

Do note however that a majority of people think he is smart, and strong.  They just don’t like what he is fighting for.  Take this as a message weak willed Corporate Dem’s, if you fight for something and you stand up for something (other than big business) people will respect your strength and your intelligence.  Stop bending over backwards and fight!

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Big business monopolies are destroying america’s economy.

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The house republicans don’t understand their job.  They think the voters are trying to “bully” them (god what fragile little snowflakes), and refuse to look into Trumps abuse of power.

“They’re welcome to come yell and scream,” Chaffetz said on the Kilmeade and Friends radio program. “I thought it was intended to bully and intimidate. But, the last four elections in Utah in a row I’ve won the widest margin of anybody playing at this level.”

If you live in Utah…is this the asshole you want representing you?  He doesn’t care a single bit about you.  His district is crazy gerrymandered, so you are going to have to work hard to get rid of him, but it can be done.

Instead they are investigating the National Parks Twitter feed….Time to vote them all out of a job.  They work for us, and when your employees show up late, miss a bunch of days of work, have bad attitudes towards the customers, and fail to do their job you FIRE THEM.

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Oh Jesus…Trump’s cheeto ego is so fragile, that his campaign had to plant fake stories in the crazy right wing media he watches to sooth him.  This man is full tilt banana boats.  Impeachment Today.

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Recently confirmed shit stain Scott Pruitt seems to be fully bought and paid for by big fossil fuel.

We need to get him removed before he destroys the EPA.

 

The Resistance!

Saturday feb 25th!  Start your own rally to save The Affordable Care Act!

Science March! April 22nd!

Women’s General Strike March 8th! (international Women’s day)

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3000 scientists are running for office to counter Trump’s anti-science bias.  For too long scientists have been reluctant to get into politics, and look what happened.  It’s time we build a science based policy.  You should run for office too!

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Fuck you Tom Cotton! This is what democracy looks like. Continue to show up at these villains town halls, its working!

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If they wont show up to town halls, go to their office.  Marko Rubio is a coward, and a wholly owned subsidiary of big money.

We will not stop informing our elected officials what we think just because they lack the courage to stand up in front of the people they represent.  Also look at these scared little babies, we got them on the run!  Keep it up!

 

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I find all religion to be kind of silly, but we can’t let those in power use our differences to divide us.  This is a heartwarming.  We all have more in common than we have different.  Crazy men like Trump would rather have us at each others throats so that we wont see all -the evil shit he is up to.  Resist division, resist Trump.

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Susan Collins a republican Senator from Maine says she might be open to helping get Trumps Tax returns released…time to get on the phone and encourage her to do just that.  Her number is 202-224-2523

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This is important, be sure to keep informed about who is running the “resistance” party (it isn’t one yet, but it could be).

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Bernie is still out there fighting for us, Sanders 2020.  Support him by supporting candidates like him.  He is the real working class hero we need.

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Tools of change:

Feel like this is all a bunch of bullshit?  Want to do something about it?

Calling your government representative:

Call your Senator
Call your House Rep (Or use this spreadsheet)
Call your Governor
Or try this website
Fax Congress here (free!)

You can also use 5Calls.org if you are having a hard time figuring out what to say.

Tell them in no uncertain terms that you want them to fight to stop Trump from doing these things. Tell them you will be watching them closely on how they vote, and will hold them accountable during the next election if they cave to Trump.  You can also call other states congress people and threaten to donate to their opponent if they don’t do what you want.

Call the “White House”:

Use this  website to call one of Trump’s many properties he has not put into a blind trust yet, and let them know how you feel (be polite, they are workers just like us, but be firm).

Go to a town hall and talk to your congress person in person:

Check when the next town hall is here

Monitor your congressperson:

Keep track of how your senator is voting on cabinet picks here, so you can call them up and give them hell if they vote for any of these worthless fuckers.

See how your elected representatives are voting for or against Trump.

Also be sure to keep track if you live in a district with an upcoming flip-able seat (flip to the left that is)

General Guides:

Guidelines by former Congress staffers on how to get Congress to listen. https://www.indivisibleguide.com/

Run For Office!:

Want to run for office in your area to fight back, check this out for positions that are open in your area, how to register, and what you need to do to win office!

Remove the Corporate Democrats!:

Join the fight to clean out the democratic party:  Justice Democrats!

This Is Not Normal,This Is Not OK! :Day 32

Things Trump Messed Up Today:

In case you are wondering what Trump is trying to do, just look to Putin.  Putin has accumulated MASSIVE wealth through his corruption.(200!!! Billion)  Trump wants to be just like Putin.  This is all about the money.  

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Trump wants to kill sesame street.  And the rest of PBS.  Including funding for arts…because why not.  It’s almost 0% of the federal budget, does a lot of good, and for some reason Trump wants to kill it…

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Now that Trump is president all the super creeps feel they can publicly say whatever horrible thing is on their mind.  This Utah politician thinks women shouldn’t be paid the same as men…because he thinks its bad for families.  We have to vote these people out of office, as its the only want to let them know that we wont normalize these kinds of things.

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Trump gets all his news from TV.  Specifically Fox news.  This basically means that Trump’s reality is based on whatever Fox puts on the news.  Just think about that for a while.

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Flynn might only be the start, this administration could be rotten to the core.

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Trump is firing anyone who disagrees with him, meaning that the echo chamber of his madness will only grow.  There are no brakes on this crazy train.

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Trump is destroying the local business around the “winter white house.”  The locals are none too happy about it.

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The state of the world is getting more precarious, Trump’s failure to lead is going to cause many deaths.

The Resistance!

 

Saturday feb 25th!  Start your own rally to save The Affordable Care Act!

Science March! April 22nd!

Women’s General Strike March 8th! (international Women’s day)

Trump Impeachment Rally In Atlanta On Today!

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Here is a good basic overview on how the impeachment process works.  Good to know because I am pretty sure we will need this soon.

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Even Fox news is getting a little uncomfortable with Trump’s anti-media screeds.   They are not alone, weak willed corporate news outlets are starting to realize its time to put principle over profit and stand up and fight.  I still don’t recommend you watch these piece of shit news outlets, but its good to see them stand up a little.

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Boston had a rally for science this weekend!  Just look at all those nerds out there fighting for freedom.  More pictures here.

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A group of Anti-Trump people in the UK are aiming to have the largest Protest the UK has ever seen when Trump visits.  The entire world is rising up against Trump.

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Rep. Tom Reed Town Hall

We're at a town hall discussion led by Rep. Tom Reed, a Republican congressman in New York. Leave your questions in the comments, and NYT reporter Nilo Tabrizy will ask some.

Posted by NYT Politics on Saturday, February 18, 2017

More, more of this.

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Kicking out the corporate democrats is a top priority.  We need strong democratic leaders that will revitalize support for the party.

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We don’t need to just resist, we can attack!  Make these assholes have to go on TV and tell the American people why they are not going to do things that are good for the average people in this country.

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Tools of change:

Feel like this is all a bunch of bullshit?  Want to do something about it?

Calling your government representative:

Call your Senator
Call your House Rep (Or use this spreadsheet)
Call your Governor
Or try this website
Fax Congress here (free!)

You can also use 5Calls.org if you are having a hard time figuring out what to say.

Tell them in no uncertain terms that you want them to fight to stop Trump from doing these things. Tell them you will be watching them closely on how they vote, and will hold them accountable during the next election if they cave to Trump.  You can also call other states congress people and threaten to donate to their opponent if they don’t do what you want.

Call the “White House”:

Use this  website to call one of Trump’s many properties he has not put into a blind trust yet, and let them know how you feel (be polite, they are workers just like us, but be firm).

Go to a town hall and talk to your congress person in person:

Check when the next town hall is here

Monitor your congressperson:

Keep track of how your senator is voting on cabinet picks here, so you can call them up and give them hell if they vote for any of these worthless fuckers.

Also be sure to keep track if you live in a district with an upcoming flip-able seat (flip to the left that is)

General Guides:

Guidelines by former Congress staffers on how to get Congress to listen. https://www.indivisibleguide.com/

Run For Office!:

Want to run for office in your area to fight back, check this out for positions that are open in your area, how to register, and what you need to do to win office!

Remove the Corporate Democrats!:

Join the fight to clean out the democratic party:  Justice Democrats!

This Is Not Normal,This Is Not OK! :Day 30

Day 30, morale is low….we will have to eat the horses soon…I am not sure the men will continue, may god have mercy on us all.

 

Trump’s Daily Fuckups:

Secret President Bannon is the part of humanity you would scrap off your shoe.  This is who is making policy, filling Trumps empty head.

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Trump thinks the media is the enemy of the people…this is classic dictator shit, discredit the media, like about everything, make it so the people wont trust anything.  This is not a new trick, dictators, and despots have run this play book for years.  Its just a shock to most American’s that we have one here.  He will only win if we stay complicit.  RESIST!

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The pick to replace Flynn as security adviser has dropped out after seeing how crazy Trump press conference is.

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There was a lot of (valid in some cases) talk about how careless Hillary was with her emails, so it should come as a great worry to many Trump supporters that he is just bringing random guests to his hotel to cabinet meetings…if you are not a Trump supporter, you will also be able to admit that this is insane and shows Trump can not be trusted.

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Even the Republicans are admitting that Trump is a mess, and not just to themselves, to foreign leaders as well.  But be careful, they are not above a little ideological purging.  I hope this guy sues them right to the bank.

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More and more people are asking for Trump to be evaluated for mental illness.  I would say he is actually just a huge asshole, but I am not a professional.

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Trump is the epitome of the Con-Man, literally every single thing he says is a con and a lie.  If you voted for him thinking he would care about you, you were wrong.  He only cares about himself, and he will walk over a mile of your dead relatives, if it means he can make a buck on the other side.

He certainly doesn’t care about giving jobs to Americans, as he keeps requesting foreign workers at his companies (which he still hasn’t put into a blind trust)

He will poison your water, because his rich friends want him to.  Or because they gave him money.  Your life is not as important as their profits. 

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Big business (the Koch Brothers) want to dismantle health care, for no other reason than they resent having to help anyone, no matter how small a percentage of their weather it would take to do so.

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Trump still hasn’t released his taxes.

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RESIST!  FIGHT! LOVE!  WIN!

Women’s General Strike March 8th! (international Women’s day)

Trump Impeachment Rally In Atlanta On Monday!

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At least somebody is awake in the democratic party…they are starting to get creative.  Hopefully they will be able to find a law on the books that will force Trump to be more transparent.  Corruption is running wild in this government and it must be stopped.

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Trump is taking bribes from foreign governments, clearly this is enough to impeach him now?  Call your House Rep and demand they start drawing up impeachment papers.

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The resistance starts at the states, California looks to be leading the way, they just introduced a bill for a universal health care system!  If you live in California call up your senators and reps and tell them to support this!  Support your house rep in removing illegal Gerrymandered districts!

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Feeling like you want to do something?  Have a lot of built up energy?!  Go protest!  There is probably a protest near you right now!  

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It’s time to get rid of corporate democrats, who only care about money and the rich.

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It’s working!  Show up at town halls, make these people hear your voice!

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Make sure you vote in your local elections!  Especially if your election is close, and can be flipped to the left.

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Tools of change:

Feel like this is all a bunch of bullshit?  Want to do something about it?

Calling your government representative:

Call your Senator
Call your House Rep (Or use this spreadsheet)
Call your Governor
Or try this website
Fax Congress here (free!)

You can also use 5Calls.org if you are having a hard time figuring out what to say.

Tell them in no uncertain terms that you want them to fight to stop Trump from doing these things. Tell them you will be watching them closely on how they vote, and will hold them accountable during the next election if they cave to Trump.  You can also call other states congress people and threaten to donate to their opponent if they don’t do what you want.

Call the “White House”:

Use this  website to call one of Trump’s many properties he has not put into a blind trust yet, and let them know how you feel (be polite, they are workers just like us, but be firm).

Go to a town hall and talk to your congress person in person:

Check when the next town hall is here

Monitor your congressperson:

Keep track of how your senator is voting on cabinet picks here, so you can call them up and give them hell if they vote for any of these worthless fuckers.

Also be sure to keep track if you live in a district with an upcoming flip-able seat (flip to the left that is)

General Guides:

Guidelines by former Congress staffers on how to get Congress to listen. https://www.indivisibleguide.com/

Run For Office!:

Want to run for office in your area to fight back, check this out for positions that are open in your area, how to register, and what you need to do to win office!

Remove the Corporate Democrats!:

Join the fight to clean out the democratic party:  Justice Democrats!

Wind, Solar Generation Capacity Catching Up With Nuclear Power

Advocates of nuclear energy have long been predicting its renaissance, yet this mode of producing electricity has been stalled for years. Renewable energy, by contrast, continues to expand rapidly, even if it still has a long way to go to catch up with fossil fuel power plants, writesWorldwatch Institute Senior Researcher Michael Renner in the Institute’s latest Vital Signs Online analysis (bit.ly/NuclearRE).

Nuclear energy’s share of global power production has declined steadily from a peak of 17.6 percent in 1996 to 10.8 percent in 2013. Renewables increased their share from 18.7 percent in 2000 to 22.7 percent in 2012.

Following a rapid rise from its beginnings in the mid-1950s, global nuclear power generating capacity peaked at 375.3 gigawatts (GW) in 2010. Capacity has since declined to 371.8 GW in 2013, according to the International Atomic Energy Agency. Adverse economics, concern about reactor safety and proliferation, and the unresolved question of what to do with nuclear waste have put the brakes on the industry.

In stark contrast, wind and solar power generating capacities are now on the same soaring trajectory that nuclear power was on in the 1970s and 1980s. Wind capacity of 320 GW in 2013 is equivalent to nuclear capacity in 1990. The 140 GW in solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity is still considerably smaller, but growing rapidly.

In recent years, renewable energy has attracted far greater investments than nuclear power.  According to estimates by the International Energy Agency (IEA), nuclear investments averaged US$8 billion per year between 2000 and 2013, compared with $37 billion for solar PV and $43 billion for wind. Individual countries, of course, set diverging priorities, but nowhere did nuclear have a major role in power generation investments.

In contrast with investment priorities, research budgets still favor nuclear technologies. Among members of the IEA (most European countries, the United States, Canada, Japan, South Korea, Australia, and New Zealand), nuclear power has received the lion’s share of public energy research and development (R&D) budgets during the last four decades. Nuclear energy attracted $295 billion, or 51 percent, of total energy R&D spending between 1974 and 2012. But this number has declined over time, from a high of 73.6 percent in 1974 to 26 percent today. Renewable energy received a cumulative total of $59 billion during the same period (10.2 percent), but its share has risen year after year.

Because wind and solar power can be deployed at variable scales, and their facilities constructed in less time, these technologies are far more practical and affordable for most countries than nuclear power reactors. Worldwide, 31 countries are operating nuclear reactors on their territories. This compares to at least 85 countries that have commercial wind turbine installations.

The chances of a nuclear revival seem slim. Renewable energy, by contrast, appears to be on the right track. But it is clear that renewables have a long way to go before they can hope to supplant fossil fuels as the planet’s principal electricity source. The expansion of sources like wind and solar will have to become even more rapid in order to stave off climate disaster, and that in turn means that their fate cannot be left to the whims of the market alone.

Leading researchers in cyber-physical systems to showcase innovations at SmartAmerica Expo


Media Advisory 14-012
Leading researchers in cyber-physical systems to showcase innovations at SmartAmerica Expo

June 11 event at Washington Convention Center features keynotes and live demonstration of the ?nternet of Things’ in action

Smart America logo

On June 11th, 24 teams will come together to demonstrate the potential of cyber-physical systems.
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June 9, 2014

Just as the Internet transformed the way people interact with information, cyber-physical systems (CPS) are transforming the way people interact with engineered systems. Cyber-physical systems integrate sensing, computation, control and networking into physical objects and infrastructure. Already, CPS innovations are driving development in sectors such as agriculture, energy, transportation, building design and automation, healthcare and advanced manufacturing. New advances in CPS will enable capability, adaptability, scalability, resiliency, safety, security and usability that will far exceed the simple embedded systems of today.

In December 2013, the SmartAmerica Challenge was launched as a way to bring together leaders from industry, academia and the government in order to show how cyber-physical systems (also known as ‘the Internet of Things’) can create jobs, new business opportunities and greater capabilities for citizens. Since then, 24 teams from more than 100 participating organizations have joined forces to tackle some of the biggest societal challenges of our time–from emergency response systems to next-generation transportation systems to smart healthcare.

On June 11, 2014, the teams will come together at the Washington D.C. Convention Center to showcase their vision for a smarter America driven by advances in CPS.

See the demonstrations and hear from speakers from the White House, the National Science Foundation, the Department of Commerce and other government agencies, companies and universities from across the United States.

From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. there will be ongoing demonstrations and speakers covering healthcare, smart energy, transportation and disaster response. These demonstrations will include robotics, autonomous vehicles, UAVs, search dogs, 3-D printing, security technology, healthcare systems and advanced vehicle communications.

Who:

Todd Park, U.S. Chief Technology Officer and Assistant to the President

Dan Tangherlini, Administrator, U.S. General Services Administration

Farnam Jahanian, Assistant Director for Computer and Information Science and Engineering, National Science Foundation

Chris Greer, Senior Executive for Cyber-Physical Systems, National Institute of Standards and Technology, U.S. Department of Commerce

Richard McKinney, Chief Information Officer, U.S. Department of Transportation

Bryan Sivak, Chief Technology Officer, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

What:

SmartAmerica Expo: A Showcase of CPS innovations from teams representing government, academia and industry.

When:

Wednesday, June 11, 2014, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Media and the public are welcome throughout the Expo.

Where:

Walter E. Washington Convention Center
801 Mt Vernon Pl., N.W., Washington, D.C., near the Mt. Vernon Square/7th St. Convention Center Metro stop on the Green and Yellow lines.

Why:

To hear how advances in cyber-physical systems are impacting sectors such as smart manufacturing, healthcare, smart energy, intelligent transportation and disaster response, and how these advances deliver socio-economic benefits to America.

To learn more, visit the SmartAmerica website.

To talk with exhibitors or speakers about their work, journalists are encouraged to contact NSF’s Aaron Dubrow who can help arrange onsite interviews: adubrow@nsf.gov, (703) 292-4489.

Throughout the event, we will tweet news and images from @NSF and @NSF_CISE. For additional up-to-the-minute information, follow the official event hashtag: #SmartAmerica.

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Media Contacts
Aaron Dubrow, NSF, 703-292-4489, adubrow@nsf.gov

Related Websites
Smart America: http://smartamerica.org/
NSF Cyber-Physical Systems: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2014/nsf14542/nsf14542.htm

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