Steve Carlson from the Iraq Moratorium's national core group crashed with me while he was in town to attend his first UFPJ steering committee meeting. During his stay he told me about his part in a near picture-perfect campaign that recently kept a Walmart from being built in Spooner, WI .
I showed Steve my current favorite bit of data visualization:
I posted a comment on the FlowingData site (where there's a better version of the visualization that, alas, I can't figure out how to embed) for the guy who did it, Nathan Yau. I wrote, wistfully
Wouldn’t it be cool to map in all the places where community opposition has blocked Walmart’s expansion plans (a couple of hundred so far, I understand)? It’d be nice to watch how the spreading infection sparks the development of anti-bodies in the country…