Seeks an Air Monitor Crackdown
Damn you, Osama bin Laden! Here’s another rotten thing you’ve
done to us: After 9/11, untold thousands of New Yorkers bought machines
that detect traces of biological, chemical, and radiological weapons.
Prepares Request for Rest Of Bailout Funds Senior Bush administration officials,
consulting with the Obama transition team, have prepared a plan to ask
lawmakers for the second half of the $700 billion financial rescue package
despite intense opposition in Congress, sources familiar with the discussions
We Just Have Our i-911 . . . and is an i-Patriot Act On its Way? Former Counter Terrorism Czar Richard Clarke told a leading
expert on internet free speech, Stanford law professor Lawrence Lessig,
that there was going to be an “i-9/11?, in other words, an electronic
terrorist act, and an “i-Patriot Act” to crack down on freedoms
on the Internet under the guise of protecting against such threats.
picks defense lobbyist as deputy defense secretary
President-elect Barack Obama, who campaigned on lessening the influence
of lobbyists in government, has chosen a defense expert who is currently
a vice president and lobbyist for one of the country’s biggest
defense contractors to be his deputy secretary of defense.
Fed’s Bubble Trouble
A few weeks ago when the Fed announced a strategy designed to bring
down long-term interest and home mortgage rates through unlimited
Treasury bond purchases, government debt staged a spectacular rally.
Ice Changes Having a Cooling Effect
One of the most widely discussed climate feedbacks is the albedo
effect of polar sea ice loss. Ice has a relatively high albedo (reflectance)
so a reduction in polar ice area has the effect of causing more
shortwave radiation (sunlight) to be absorbed by the oceans, warming
introduces bill to probe Bush policies
House Judiciary Chairman John Conyers (D-MI) unveiled a bill on
Tuesday that would create a commission to investigate questionable
policies of the Bush administration, including torture and wiretapping
Harry apologises for racist remark
Prince Harry apologised last night for using the term “Paki”
about a member of his platoon after he was caught on camera making
racist remarks and mocking the Queen.