Massive Can't Be Stopped Around the Internets
Item: Wired is simply a must read this month. First check out technoexploitation's Annalee Newitz on the rush by Big Pharma to create pills to enhance the female orgasm. Then there's a great piece on Idealab's Bill Gross working to create a portable solar dish for the home. Whenever they tell you that alternative fuels can't work, what they really mean is that we can't get it to work in a way that benefits the current Big Utility providers. The real solution is probably portability. One reason why there was a computer revolution is that we get to own a fully functioning computer. We don't dial up to the mainframe that General Electric owns and hope for a few minutes a day, probably at 20 dollars a minute. (Related: profile on three up and coming nanosolar companies and this RU Sirius interview with the Worldchanging editor who talks about how micro turbines are big in Britain.)
BUNCH O LINKS
In 1953, in a toast before the New York Press Club, John Swinton, former Chief of Staff of the New York Times and the "Dean of his Profession" stated: (part extracted)
"If I allowed my honest opinions to appear in one issue of my paper, before twenty-four hours my occupation would be gone. The business of journalists is to destroy the truth; to pervert; to vilify; to fawn at the feet of mammon, and to sell this country and this race for their daily bread. We are the tools and vessels for rich men behind the scenes. We are the jumping jacks, they pull the strings and we dance. Our talents, our possibilities and our lives are all the property of other men. We are intellectual prostitutes."
Old Fletcher Prouty Interview ("The question is why...who benefits?")(And Prouty debunking...still think JFK is a good film.)
Live Esthero concert and Res (both produced by Doc and I can hear it.) vid downloads.
If you're not planning to draft anybody, why prepare for one?
Walmart vs. Costco (Why isn't Democratic Allegheny County full of Costcos? They pay decent wages and they support Democratic Party candidates...)
Unbossed Story About Corporations Leaving the Country Because of Expensive Health Care
Earlier I linked to a publisher who was sentenced to one year in jail for carrying a small amount of marijuana. Here's the link to the online journal that he publishes.
Bush Stem Cell Policy Is Killing Specter, literally. (Who did Arlen vote for in 2004? Would have liked to have been in that booth...)
Abortion Might Not Revert To States. Could Become a Fed matter. In that case your pro life senator might make a difference..