Regional: Austin I found a very interesting website today for the Austin Monorail Project. While the Simpson’s “Springfield Monorail” episode was funny, I actually think the monorail may be perfect for Austin, especially in that it would require minimal demolition of surface buildings and not require the loss of valuable surface real estate. Also, I […]
Month: June 2002
Law AP/Yahoo: Supreme Court Rules on Bus Searches – I had been following this case as it weaved its way through lower appellate levels and am bothered by the actions of the court in this case, and in similiar cases regarding automobile searches. The reality is that cops through their uniform, gun, and their image […]
Reuters: Tough China Web Rules Force Cafes Underground — I can not believe that the Chinese fascist regime has closed down all of the internet cafes in Beijing. They’ll probably shut down the internet in China next.
ok, I lied. I do have one quasi-political link to share from MSNBC: S.C. troopers set to block plutonium This is so incredible. State’s rights have gotten a bad rap (deservedly so to some extent, since so many Southern states have misused their sovreignty to oppress individual rights of African Americans in the past) but […]
Quote of the Week The world will be saved by Beauty. – Robert Waldrop on www.bettertimesinfo.org
Life goes on.
Music: Thanks to Kimberly, I’ve discovered Fleming & John. It is some of the best and funnest pop music (in the best sense of the word) that I’ve heard in some time. I highly recommend it. BTW, their last and best CD is available for only $2 (!) at www.usedcduniverse.com.
Politics still sucks. What can I say really? Nothing really changes. It’s all a big money game. Maybe I’m sickened by the screw the poor bill that looks like will pass in congress (a.k.a. the bankruptcy “reform” bill.”) or maybe it is the total lack of disregard of human rights (both here and abroad) by […]