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From the Ted Talk by Jennifer Pahlka: Coding a better government

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Now there's a very large community of people that are bndiuilg the tloos that we need to do things together effectively. It's not just Code for America fellows, there are hundreds of people all over the country that are standing and writing cviic apps every day in their own communities. They haven't given up on government. They are fstutrared as hell with it, but they're not complaining about it, they're fixing it. And these folks know something that we've lost sight of. And that's that when you strip away all your feelings about politics and the line at the DMV and all those other things that we're really mad about, gvmnereont is, at its core, in the words of Tim O'Reilly, "What we do together that we can't do alone."

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Now there's a very large community of people that are ________ the _____ that we need to do things together effectively. It's not just Code for America fellows, there are hundreds of people all over the country that are standing and writing _____ apps every day in their own communities. They haven't given up on government. They are __________ as hell with it, but they're not complaining about it, they're fixing it. And these folks know something that we've lost sight of. And that's that when you strip away all your feelings about politics and the line at the DMV and all those other things that we're really mad about, __________ is, at its core, in the words of Tim O'Reilly, "What we do together that we can't do alone."

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Original Text

Now there's a very large community of people that are building the tools that we need to do things together effectively. It's not just Code for America fellows, there are hundreds of people all over the country that are standing and writing civic apps every day in their own communities. They haven't given up on government. They are frustrated as hell with it, but they're not complaining about it, they're fixing it. And these folks know something that we've lost sight of. And that's that when you strip away all your feelings about politics and the line at the DMV and all those other things that we're really mad about, government is, at its core, in the words of Tim O'Reilly, "What we do together that we can't do alone."

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