In defense of democracy and freedom…

Local officials defy Patriot ActARCATA WAS one of the first cities to pass resolutions against global warming and a unilateral war in Iraq. Last month, it joined the rising chorus of municipalities to pass a resolution urging local law enforcement officials and others contacted by federal officials to refuse requests under the Patriot Act that…

Fuel smart cars becoming smart money…

Concept Cars Hop on Eco-Bandwagon. At the New York Auto Show, carmakers roll out a pair of concept vehicles designed to give a little back to nature. A new Volvo filters the air outside as you drive it, while a Ford boasts an interior made of recyclable materials. By John Gartner. [Wired News] Personally I’ve…

Is Canada next…

This is a very interesting piece from Kuro5hin.org. World’s largest oil reserve. Technically speaking the Middle East is not the largest oil reserve in the world. In fact the largest oil deposits are very close to the United States of America. They lie north of the border. [kuro5hin.org] Now I just have to wonder, viewing…

So much for freedom…

Well. The DOJ (Department of Justice) has sided with RIAA (Really Is just Another Anacronym) making your ISP (Internet Service Provider) responsible for what’s on your computer.  U.S. Backs Record Labels in Pursuit of Music Sharer. The Bush administration has sided with the recording industry in its court battle to force Internet providers to disclose…