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Porterville is a city in the San Joaquin Valley, in Tulare County, California, United States. Porterville's population was 54,165 at the 2010 census. The city's population grew dramatically as the city annexed many properties and unincorporated areas in and around Porterville. Not included in the city's population is East Porterville. The Census found another 6,767 residents there, giving the Porterville urban area a total of 60,932 residents. Porterville is considered part of the Census Bureau's designation of the Visalia-Porterville metropolitan statistical area. From 1854 Peter Goodhue operated a stopping place on the Stockton - Los Angeles Road on the bank of the Tule River until the river changed its course in 1862. It was also the site of the Tule River Stage Station for the Butterfield Overland Mail, from 1858 to 1861. R. Porter Putnam, bought out Goodhue in 1860, turning the station into a popular stopping place and hotel called Porter Station. The town of Porterville was founded there in 1864. Porterville is located at 36°4′7″N 119°1′39″W / 36.06861°N 119.0275°W / 36.06861; -119.0275 (36.068550, -119.027536).

Books to gift

  • have you worked out a donation to a local community college or whatever? Karen Leonard
  • Doug,

Thank you so much for your books – with Karen and Norma’s help, I was able to go through them and fill four boxes to take back to the library at Porterville College. The Anthropology Special Collections room is in the midst of a reorganization, and these books will become a valuable addition to them for students and local researcher to enjoy. I will provide for you a formal letter acknowledging your donation to the library after I have counted them, which I will try to do soon. Let me know if you need anything else.

Best wishes,

Bob -- Dr. Robert Simpkins Professor of Anthropology Chair, Social Science Division Coordinator, Cultural and Historical Awareness Program Porterville College 100 E. College Ave. Porterville, CA 93257 (559) 791-2464

From: Doug White <> Date: Sunday, July 23, 2017 at 9:51 AM To: Robert Simpkins <>, "Karen B. LEONARD" <>, Norma Miranda <> Subject: Fwd: Re: too many books!

Dear Bob, please help yourself to my books in Karen and my office, Norma can open it for you Best, Doug White (my cancer is over, fortunately)


John Nichols and Robert W. McChesney. 2013. Dollarocracy: How the Money and Media Election Complex is Destroying America

The Filter Bubble 2011

Eli Pariser. according to our own Eli Pariser, the Internet itself is changing. His book on the topic, The Filter Bubble, comes out this week (you can check it out here).

In March, the TED conference invited him to preview the argument. When I talked to Eli beforehand, he was really nervous--in the audience were top executives from Google, Facebook, Microsoft, and a number of other companies he critiques. But his call for an open, ethical Internet--he actually called out the Google founders and Bill Gates in the audience by name--got a standing ovation. And it's been burning up the TED website ever since.

We're sharing it today because we think it's a really important point. Increasingly, the Internet is hiding things from us, and we don't even know it. Take a moment to watch Eli's TED talk today:

The Filter Bubble, Eli's book, has been getting good reviews, too. Here's a particularly good one from author and organizer Bill McKibben:

"You spend half your life in Internet space, but trust me--you don't understand how it works. Eli Pariser's book is a masterpiece of both investigation and interpretation; he exposes the way we're sent down particular information tunnels, and he explains how we might once again find ourselves in a broad public square of ideas. This couldn't be a more interesting book; it casts an illuminating light on so many of our daily encounters."

If you're interested in the book, you can check it out by clicking on the image to the left or this link. It's not a given that the Internet will remain fertile ground for democracy.

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