dusanv writes: Politico reports that Netflix has formed a new PAC called FLIXPAC for the purpose of aggressively pushing a pro-intellectual property and anti-piracy agenda. Netflix spent $130,000 in 2010 and $500,000 in 2011 on Washington lobbying. The SOPA/PIPA replacement, , is now in the legislative process in Washington.
dusanv writes: Solyndra, a Silicon Valley solar energy firm subsidized to the tune of 500 million and held as a as a "gleaming example of green technology" announced bankruptcy yesterday. 1,100 employees fired.
dusanv writes: Lawrence Solomon has a very interesting article about ongoing efforts to downplay the warmth during the Medieval Warm Period on Wikipedia. Efforts seems to be lead by one of the member of RealClimate.org, William Connolley, who is connected to the protagonists of the Climategate e-mails and is mentioned in a couple of them. He edited several thousand articles and removed hundreds of them so suit his point of view about climate science, banning lots of contributors in the process. Is Wikipedia at all a useful reference when it comes to politics and religion?