As usual, under the guise of "protecting consumers" or "it's for our own safety," government is giving itself a bit more power over the peasant class.
No kidding. I just bought my wife a Core i3 laptop with 4GB/750GB and a 15" LED display for just a few bucks more than that... installed Mint on it and it works just fine for her.
The larger impact of all of this NSA spying is going to be pushing countries like Colombia and Brazil over the edge, where they will distance themselves from the US and align instead with Bolivarian Socialist states in SA.
Brazil has already been moving that way for some time, but this may be the final nail in the coffin for any hope of avoiding becoming another despotic socialist state.
"Retention" and "Collection" do not mean the same thing.
I stopped using credit cards at retail a long time ago because I was sick and tired of having my credit card numbers stolen every few months. And, these days there are always the privacy implications, knowing that government is collecting every transaction you make with a credit card.
We're teaching our kids that 2+2 equals whatever they feel it is equal to, as long as they are happy. What do we need with accuracy anymore?
They're all playing for the same team...
SHHHH! Case closed! Stop asking questions.
I love these quacks.
Diesel engines are twice as efficient at extracting energy from fuel as are gas engines. The US should do what Europe has done and basically fully embrace diesel fueled vehicles for their efficiency.
No, you won't be breaking any 0-60 records, which might make it difficult for the MURKA! FUCK YEAH! crowd to accept, but when you can drive from Bakersfield to Baltimore on 100 gallons of diesel, it's worthy of serious consideration.
I am dismayed that this administration is so openly hostile towards diesel technology when it would seem to be a very simple, very clean, very cheap, and very easy solution both in the short and long term. You can buy a Jetta TDI cheap and get 55mpg on the highway. That beats the snot out of any Hybrid in overall cost.
It's not news. It's a guy trying to generate click revenue on his blog.
His solutions aren't even that good. They are overcomplicated and unelegant.
Studies have repeatedly shown that RLCs increase the number and severity of intersection accidents.
There is zero justification, even if you ignore the lack of constitutional merit that RLCs have.