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Boy! Paying 4 Million Bucks to Politicians Sure Pays OFF for Halliburton- 600 Percent Increase in Contracts (salon) since 2000The board of directors and their spouses personally gave $828,701 to candidates for Congress and the presidency while Halliburton's political action committees gave $1.2 million, most of it .....- 9/26/2006 10:40:52 AM
Somebody Smack Bush! Ice the Size of Texas Melts in One Year (salon) from New ScientistMay be this is Earth's way of telling President George W. Bush that global warming cannot be ignored: in just one year, the perennial sea ice cover in the Arctic Ocean has shrunk by .....- 9/26/2006 10:28:04 AM
Just unbelievable- Teacher in Frisco FIRED because she took 5th graders to Dallas Museum of Art (salon) and they saw nude statues. One of the children told his parents and the teacher was ultimately fired. Was this a newbie teacher? No. She taught in Frisco ISD for 6 years and has been a teacher for 28 .....- 9/26/2006 10:03:09 AM
RFID Tags have read/Write capability-Then I should be able to erase them when I leave the store, right? (salon) For a privacy advocate, being able to disable the RFID tag after (or as) you leave the store is a huge deal. But this manufacturing article says they can be erased and reused to store different info.I.....- 9/26/2006 6:23:16 AM
Newsweek Suggests CIA are Sweating it Legally Because of Renditioning German El-Masri (salon) I made a compilation video last year about El-Masri, who is a German national who was mistakenly renditioned and tortured, then oops, returned to Germany. He sued the United States, but the suit was t.....- 9/26/2006 1:53:04 AM
Privacy Rights and RFID- Will California Set the Standard? An-Nud has legislation on his desk (salon) Article starts out with that story of the misbegotten attempt to make kids have RFID identity cards at a school in Sutter California last year. One big problem with that was the school made this deal .....- 9/26/2006 12:55:06 AM
Heh. How'd I miss this? ON Craddicks' Fabuloso Apartment Paid with Corporate Money (salon) I wrote before about those dang $1000 toilets GOD Craddick is putting in, but I stumbled across this a bit ago and had to laugh.In public statements and fundraising pitches, the Craddicks have said on.....- 9/26/2006 12:23:38 AM
John *Torture* Cornyn AKA *No Civil Liberties When You're Dead* gets Smacked (salon) I've said before I can't wait to vote Cornyn out; he's embarrassing to have as a Senator. I read this from a writeup of the Judiciary Committee this morning regarding detaining prisoners in Gitmo.“It .....- 9/26/2006 12:16:18 AM
Property Values in Glen Rose (Somervell County) Changing due to Second Nuclear Power Plant? (salon) Every once in a while I look at my stats page to see what keyword searches bring people to this page. I've had quite a lot of hits due to the many articles written on gas wells, Barnet Shale, injectio.....- 9/26/2006 12:10:29 AM
Non-Military Options Update-Creepy Virtual Recruiter to Suck in the Unwary (salon) Plus a  great video! First off, today is a good day to review that the NIE that just came out shows that Bush's War on IRaq has increased terrorism. Oops! Now, the military is getting a little despera.....- 9/25/2006 9:06:25 PM
Should Only a Few Give So Much to Political Candidates? How about a CAP! (salon) There are only 7 states that have no caps (limits) on the size of campaign donations... Yes, Texas is one.Fewer than 125 people have contributed 40 percent of the money raised in the governor's race, .....- 9/25/2006 11:18:31 AM
Wonder what this will do the water tables-Barnett Shale? Halliburton Has New Techology to Control Fracking Damage (salon) Production Optimization Division has added a breakthrough technology to its suite of stimulation products, GasPerm 1000(SM) service. GasPerm 1000 service helps improve production from unconventional r.....- 9/25/2006 11:02:07 AM
*Colorable* Suspicion versus *Reasonable* Suspicion or heck, Probable Cause (salon) Just a quick additional note about that sneaky bill HR5295 passed on a voice vote last week that will let schools strip search students. I was wondering what the fool "colorable" suspicion w.....- 9/25/2006 10:46:23 AM
War in Iraq- Extending the Tours for 4000 Hapless soldiers, and Terrorism Increased BECAUSE of War (salon) First, let me remind that Alberto Gonzales said we are NOT in a War, it was an authorization to use military force-there is a legal difference and anyone that uses the word War otherwise is misleading.....- 9/25/2006 10:25:49 AM
How Come Chet's Office, When you Call, CANNOT TELL YOU how he voted? (salon) I have a MAJOR gripe about this, and it may be that ALL Congresspersons do this, I don't know. But when I call up Chet's office in Washington, which is the number to find out legislation, it almost ne.....- 9/25/2006 10:01:13 AM
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