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) 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),1,1001764.story?coll=la-headlines-nation and "Senate Republicans Seek Votes to Foil Filibuster on Patriot… more »

Beating annoying computer answering systems

This is just too good.... (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) The Economist magazine takes this interesting look at world real estate prices and concludes that prices have probably peaked in the US,… more »