Pretty serious: http://jmckinley.posterous.com/dc-earthquake-devastation
As fun as it is to say that, not only does Chattanooga have electricity, Chattanooga also has the fastest residential internet service in the country (I think). 1gbit fiber to your home for $350/mo.
So do we in the US, although Chattanooga, TN is the only place to have it, as far as I know.
Verizon FIOS has nothing on "Fi-Internet" in Chattanooga, TN. 1000 Mbps to your house for $350/month.
If you don't want to learn Prawn and are more comfortable with HTML, use something like PDFKit, which is a wrapper around wkhtmltopdf, which basically just packages WebKit for PDF printing. You'll be able to use CSS3 and other niceties and it'll be consistent, since it's creating a pdf. Perhaps you can do better things with Prawn, but I guarantee that writing moderately complex reports will be easier with PDFKit then with Prawn.
Get your facts straight. The legal justification was not written by the Clinton Justice department. Most, if not all, of the legal justification was done by John Yoo (in the Office of Legal Counsel) and David Addington (Cheney's legal counsel, now chief of staff). They were the people who empowered the NSA, the Justice Department and the President to act so egregiously.