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>Public Markup – View the Bailout Agreement and Comment Yourself

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Read the bill, current comments by others and leave a comment yourself at:

What a fantastic idea. Open government is most certainly the future of effective government. Just reading the comments on the current Wall Street bailout, which is crap if you ask me, is extremely revealing and enlightening. If you thought that this agreement is a sound solution to our market’s problems, see for yourself. You might think again.
 
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Posted by on September 29, 2008 in Government, News

 

>McCain Puts Ad on WSJ Claiming Victory – Before the Debate Happened

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Just like China and the news about their astronauts, which was fabricated with quotes and all before their rocket even launched, John McCain ran an ad on the Wall Street Journal claiming he had won the debate – on the afternoon before the debate had happened.

At least this was an original idea, not one he co-0pted from Obama like Change and He Just Doesn’t Get It. Or one where he calls Obama out for doing something that McCain did as in the whole Exploiting the $700B Bailout for Political Gain.

At least some people are finally coming to understand that Obama is the only candidate offering real change.

 
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Posted by on September 28, 2008 in News

 

>Man Flies with Jet-Powered Wing – The Swiss have all the Fun

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Yes, this is real.
Please forgive the loss of the right edge of the video, Brightcove’s videos are very wide.
 
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Posted by on September 26, 2008 in News, Technology

 

>Quick Info: Sara Palin at a Glance

>Who is Sarah Palin? Here’s some basic background:

  • She was elected Alaska’s governor a little over a year and a half ago. Her previous office was mayor of Wasilla, a small town outside Anchorage. She has no foreign policy experience. (1)
  • She supported right-wing extremist Pat Buchanan for president in 2000. (3)
  • She’s solidly in line with John McCain’s “Big Oil first” energy policy. She’s pushed hard for more oil drilling and says renewables won’t be ready for years. She also sued the Bush administration for listing polar bears as an endangered species—she was worried it would interfere with more oil drilling in Alaska. (6)
  • How closely did John McCain vet this choice? He met Sarah Palin once at a meeting. They spoke a second time, last Sunday, when he called her about being vice-president. Then he offered her the position. (7)
  • She voted to keep aerial hunting of bears and wolves legal – she thinks it’s cool to shoot animals from a helicopter.

Sources:
1. “Sarah Palin,” Wikipedia, Accessed August 29, 2008
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarah_Palin

3. “Sarah Palin, Buchananite,” The Nation, August 29, 2008
http://www.moveon.org/r?r=17736&id=13661-9588933-ebKgt8x&t=2

6. “McCain VP Pick Completes Shift to Bush Energy Policy,” Sierra Club, August 29, 2008
http://www.moveon.org/r?r=17518&id=13661-9588933-ebKgt8x&t=5

“Choice of Palin Promises Failed Energy Policies of the Past,” League of Conservation Voters, August 29, 2008
http://www.moveon.org/r?r=17519&id=13661-9588933-ebKgt8x&t=6

“Protecting polar bears gets in way of drilling for oil, says governor,” The Times of London, May 23, 2008
http://www.moveon.org/r?r=17520&id=13661-9588933-ebKgt8x&t=7

7 “McCain met Palin once before yesterday,” MSNBC, August 29, 2008
http://www.moveon.org/r?r=21119&id=13661-9588933-ebKgt8x&t=8

 
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Posted by on September 4, 2008 in News

 

>Google Announces New Browser ‘Chrome’ via Comic

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…and the comic was created by Scott McCloud no less!

 
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Posted by on September 1, 2008 in Comics, News, Technology

 

>Woman who had her laptop stolen was able to connect to the computer, photograph two suspects and file the photos to police

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“At that point the victim signed onto another computer and used the “Back to My Mac” program to determine that her stolen MacIntosh laptop was on the Web.”


Full story

 
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Posted by on May 18, 2008 in News, Technology

 

>Wired: Spooks vs. Psychics: Who Predicted 9/11 Better?

>http://blog.wired.com/defense/2007/08/spooks-vs-psych.html

After clicking on this link, scroll down and read the few raw paragraphs from the recently declassified document written by a supposed psychic being employed by the C.I.A. in 1986. I’m not saying that the implications of this document and “vision” are necessarily as substantial as the Wired journalist feels that it is, but it’s extremely interesting nonetheless.

 
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Posted by on August 22, 2007 in News

 
 
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