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New Porsche Spider

July 31st, 2010 by Jeremy

“Porsche’s Spyder will allow drivers to use several fueling modes including E-Drive, Hybrid, Sport Hybrid and Race Hybrid. E-Drive mode switches on the vehicle’s electric engine which can run for about 16 miles. Amazingly, the car’s top speed is 198 miles per hour. Of course all this eco-friendliness will come at a very wallet-unfriendly price–a whopping $630,000 a pop.”  > Source: http://dvice.com/

Posted in In the News on July 31st, 2010 by Jeremy at 7:03 am with (221 views)

Hard Times

July 28th, 2010 by Jeremy

An interesting article about a man who collected/purchased signs from the homeless and has written about some of their stories.

Posted in In the News on July 28th, 2010 by Jeremy at 4:56 pm with (54 views)

Why is WikiLeaks.com so important?

June 27th, 2010 by Jeremy

“Consider the mosquito borne disease malaria. This year, malaria will kill over one million people, over 80% of which will be children. Great Britain used to have malaria. In North America, malaria was epidemic and there are still a handful of infections each year. In Africa malaria kills over 100 people per hour. In Russia, amidst the corruption of the 1990s, malaria re-established itself. What is the difference between these cases?

We know how to prevent malaria. The science is universal. The difference is good governance.

Put another way, unresponsive or corrupt government, through malaria alone, causes a children’s “9/11” every day.

It is only when the people know the true plans and behavior of their governments that they can meaningfully choose to support them. Historically, the most resilient forms of open government are those where publication and revelation are protected. Where that protection does not exist, it is our mission to provide it.

In Kenya, malaria was estimated to cause 20% of all deaths in children under five. Before the Dec 2007 national elections, WikiLeaks exposed $3,000,000,000 of Kenyan corruption and swung the vote by 10%. This lead to enormous changes in the constitution and the establishment of a more open government — one many hundreds of reforms catalyzed by WikiLeaks.

We believe WikiLeaks is the strongest way we have of generating the true democracy and good governance on which all mankind’s dreams depend.”

>> Source: http://wikileaks.org/wiki/WikiLeaks:About

Posted in In the News on June 27th, 2010 by Jeremy at 7:57 am with (185 views)