Archives for: December 2005, 16

Senate stands up against the police state, barely

Senate Rejects Extension of Patriot Act (AP via Yahoo, 12/16/05) http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20051216/ap_on_go_co/patriot_act_50 As I mentioned earlier, although it is heresy among some Republicans, I oppose much of the Patriot Act's provisions which… more »

Transferring civil rights from Americans to terrorists

see "McCain Wins Agreement From Bush on Torture Ban" (LA Times, 12/16/05) http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-torture16dec16,1,1001764.story?coll=la-headlines-nation and "Senate Republicans Seek Votes to Foil Filibuster on Patriot Ac… more »

Beating annoying computer answering systems

This is just too good.... http://www.paulenglish.com/ivr/ (Thanks to my friend BRH who is a self-professed "bad MF") more »

Is the Economist reading Rossputin about real estate?

see "Hear that hissing sound?" (Economist, 12/8/05) http://economist.com/finance/displaystory.cfm?story_id=5283797 The Economist magazine takes this interesting look at world real estate prices and concludes that prices have probably peaked in the US… more »