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SOPA and ACTA rise again like pesky zombies

Ugh – like some sort of unholy undead zombie from the crypt that refuses to die, SOPA is once again trying to sneak into law. Even though both SOPA and ACTA were snuffed out during previous attempts by lawmakers at tiering the internet and infringing on the basic tenant of freedom online, Rep. Lamar Smith [...]

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OSCON comes to Portland!

Quite possibly the biggest GEEK-A-THON held in Portland, OSCON starts next week! Be sure to get your tickets now and join the Media Mechanic team and hundreds of other geeks, as we enjoy listening to industry big wigs from Google, HP, Dell, Oracle, Mozilla and more! Wander the exhibits, listen to guest speakers, take a [...]

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Media Mechanic joins business roundtable to discuss healthcare reform. Featured on local TV news

Media Mechanic founder Paul Ward was invited to participate this morning in a small business round table to discuss healthcare reform measures currently being considered in Congress. The round table consisted of 20 Portland area businesses and congressional staffers from Congressman David Wu’s office as well as from Senator Jeff Merkley. A representative from President [...]

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MM featured in “The Times” newspaper & meeting with Rep. Read

Media Mechanic founder Paul Ward was interviewed & featured in today’s edition of “The Times” newspaper (serving the cities of Tigard, Tualatin & Sherwood Oregon). The article is titled: “Tualatin, Tigard folks speak out on health care reform“. Paul discusses healthcare reform from the perspective of a small business owner. On Friday, August 28th,  Media [...]

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U.S. Energy & Commerce Committee ask Paul Ward to discuss small business healthcare issues

Media Mechanic founder Paul Ward has been asked by The U.S. House of Representative’s Energy & Commerce Committee (one of 3 currently writing healthcare legislation) to meet tomorrow via conference call to discuss his views on the current healthcare debate as a small business owner.

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MM founder Paul Ward talked Healthcare reform with U.S. Rep David Wu & state Senator Bonamici

Media Mechanic founder Paul Ward spoke at considerable length today about Healthcare reform with U.S. Rep David Wu & state Senator Suzanne Bonamici. Paul took the opportunity to personally thank Senator Bonamici for all of her work to help pass Oregon’s two new Healthcare reform laws, including universal coverage for the state’s children. The conversation continued [...]

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Oregon Universal Healthcare for Kids that Media Mechanic testified in favor of went into effect Aug 3

The new Oregon Universal Healthcare for Kids that Media Mechanic founder Paul Ward testified in favor of before the Oregon state Legislature earlier this year went into effect on August 3rd 2009: “Oregon becomes one of 12 states to cover all kids with health insurance”

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Paul Ward invited to meet with Senator Jeff Merkley to discuss healthcare

Media Mechanic founder Paul Ward has been invited by Senator Jeff Merkley’s office to meet with the Senator to discuss his views on Healthcare reform & the potential effects on small business, after the Senator read Paul’s recent Op-Ed article in The Oregonian.

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Op-Ed article by Paul Ward in July 22′s The Oregonian on healthcare reform & small business

Pick up a copy of today’s (July 22) The Oregonian (Oregon’s largest newspaper) to read my new Op-Ed article “Healthcare: a cry for help from small-business owners”. (you can read it online here: It is the first time I have written an article for a newspaper, so I am very excited. I hope you enjoy it [...]

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Paul Ward & Media Mechanic featured in the July 13th edition of The WALL STREET JOURNAL

Paul Ward & his company MEDIA MECHANIC are featured in today’s WALL STREET JOURNAL: “Sick & Getting Sicker” – a Special Report cover feature on Small Business & Healthcare reform: – pick up a copy at your local bookstore, coffee house or anywhere that sells the WSJ. A sample from the Wall Street Journal featured cover article: [...]

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