Here are links to some pages I have
found useful. If you have a favorite you think would be
appropriate for difranco.net, please let me know.
Real data, lots of it:
FEDSTATS is the master
index to US Government statistics and statistical agencies. You can
find data on almost anything if you spend a little time
Search the web efficiently and privately: Try
DuckDuckGo, the search engine
that doesn't track you.
Our political world: The CIA continually updates its very
World Factbook, which includes maps and detailed information on every country.
You may not need them
every day, but when there is a hurricane coming, there is no better
source of information that the great charts and forecasts at the National Hurricane
What time is it?:
Official US Time. Exactly. And some
great exhibits about the general topic of
The best all-around news
sources, for me, are the NY
Times and NPR. For a more global
perspective on the news try the BBC or the International Herald-Tribune. For
newspapers by country or US city, check the whole list at the Internet Public Library.
A very scary
prospect, and becoming more common. If you believe your credit
information has been stolen, you may want to put a "fraud alert" on
your account (yes, you have one whether you want want or not) at the
three credit reporting bureaus: Equifax (800-525-6285),
TransUnion (800-680-7289) and
There's a lot more info on identify theft and links to consumer
resources at the ID Theft
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