Tag: government

Senate passes Internet sales tax in final vote, 69-27

The US Senate passed an online sales tax in a vote this afternoon after a heated final round of debate. A small group of anti-tax Republicans, as well as Democratic Senators from states without sales tax like Montana and Oregon,

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Posted in Economics, Programming, Quick Posts
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TED.com – Defend our freedom to share (or why SOPA is a bad idea)

Clay Shirky delivers a clear and cogent history and explanation of PIPA/SOPA, walking through through both the intent and what the ramifications of the bill and how it changes the entire legal system under which websites operate.

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Posted in Art, Copyright, Culture, Politics, Quick Posts, Social Media, Technology
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Groklaw – The Google Microsoft Fight About FISMA Certification

This is a fun story.

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Posted in Economics, Quick Posts, Security, Technology
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Rebekah Monson – Twentysomething: How my generation works

What to know how the Gen Y works and thinks?

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The New Yorker – Filibusters and arcane obstructions in the Senate

The New Yorker with a long and detailed essay on how the Senate became a broken organization.

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Going, Going, Gone – SeedMagazine.com

Helium is quickly being depleted from the US.

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Posted in Science
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Crossing the Line – Reason Magazine

FBI goes through several hoops and tries to get a person to commit a single crime (not even convicted).

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Posted in Politics
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My response to Glen Beck’s silly “We surround them”

Glen Beck not too long ago did a silly little thing in which he posted a list of 9 statements and said that if you believe in them to send in a picture for him to do display them or

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Posted in Politics
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A Time To Pray

I never quite understood the point of there being offered a time for students to pray during school hours. For one, teachers and administrators always seem to be all about pushing as much into the kids as is possible, so

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TED Is Far From Useless

Short intro: It’s good to be back and blogging, sorry about the delay, but hey it took a long time to get stuff working again. So no more excuses onto the business of the day. Umair Haque, today wrote a

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