"138,469 people signed the petition asking the White House to allow Tesla Motors to sell directly to consumers in all 50 states. More than a year later, at 7.30pm EST on Friday as most of America prepared for the weekend, the White House released its disappointing response to those people. Rather than seize an opportunity to promote innovation and support the first successful American car company to be started in more than a century, the White House issued a response that was even more timid than its rejection of a petition to begin construction of a Death Star,"O’Connell said. "Instead of showing the sort of leadership exhibited by senior officials at the Federal Trade Commission who declared their support for consumer freedom of choice, the White House merely passed the buck to Congress and trumpeted its advances in promoting vehicle efficiency. Given the economic and environmental principles at stake, we would have hoped for stronger leadership and more action."
Exactly. We will never know how many people were figured out and executed or worse. Worse yet is the impact to our ability to gather human intelligence. People on Slashdot live in basements. The real world isn't all about free information. Secrets won World War II for the Allies.
The real world is about information. Secrets may have won World War II for the Allies but propaganda made Germany such a menace in the first place. Are you really implying that an abundance of whistle blowers would have helped Germany further their cause? Really??? Das wirklich passt nicht.
Science is what happens when preconception meets verification.