THIS is reassuring. NOT.: Guantanamo appeal denied
Handing a major victory to the Bush administration, the judges said suspected al-Qaeda and Taleban fighters held at Guantanamo Bay were aliens outside US sovereign territory and were not protected by the US Constitution.

Whiskey, Tango, Foxtrot…?: Benetton clothing to carry tiny tracking transmittersIn a scenario reminiscent of the personalized advertising seen in the movie “Minority Report,” an RFID tag could be programmed to store information about, say, the person who bought a garment. It could allow a retail chain to take note each time that garment was worn into a store

I need to do more research, but I like the idea: How Hydrogen Can Save AmericaThe cost of oil dependence has never been so clear. What had long been largely an environmental issue has suddenly become a deadly serious strategic concern. Oil is an indulgence we can no longer afford, not just because it will run out or turn the planet into a sauna, but because it inexorably leads to global conflict. Enough. I couldn’t agree more, at least on first glance. We’re entangling ourselves into a horrible hornet’s nest, and IMO, a large part of the reason is oil. Not just oil as energy; oil as power. Oil as control. Screw that…let’s bust our dependencies, so we can go find things more interesting to do, like mine the asteroids or something.

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