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George Lucas Uses Jedi Powers (and Tons of His Own Cash) to Build Affordable Housing in His Ultra-Wealthy Community

The Star Wars creator pledges $200 million for low-cost housing in the middle of one of America’s richest zip-codes

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George Lucas may have handed the reins of the Star Wars universe over to JJ Abrams and the Disney corporation, but that doesn’t mean he’s lost his Jedi edge.

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West Marin Residents Block Road to Keep Out Smart Meters

Protests against the rollout of smart meters in California are reaching new levels of insanity.


Protests against the rollout of smart meters in California are reaching new levels of insanity. In this video, from last Wednesday, members of West Marin Citizens Against Smart Meters literally block the road to the small town of Inverness to prevent contractors from installing smart meters in homes there. A local sheriff shows up and eventually arrests two protesters who refuse to let trucks pass.

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