UC Davis conducted a study on microstamping which concluded, in part, that while engraving would only cost from $2-$8 per firing pin, the codes engraved on the face of the firing pin "could easily be removed with household tools."
"One thing that I've learned in government is that there's always a good reason to do nothing. But business -- and government, too -- both increasingly recognize that going green is the best -- indeed the only -- pro-growth strategy, not just for the long term, but in the short run as well."
"Acquisitions of third-party advertising companies by large Internet companies have raised serious and important privacy issues with respect to who is monitoring an individual's online behavior for marketing and other purposes."
The draft bill would exempt some lawmakers' e-mail, would add a week to agency response deadlines, and would exempt records that contain Social Security numbers and other confidential information, instead of requiring redaction of such information and then release.
"Our kids are not motivated. They look for the easy way. They look for a job to buy a car and that's it. Nothing else. The opposite is true in places like South America. In those countries, education is a privilege. Education in this country, for most kids, is a punishment." -- Jaime Escalante
Have you ever visited, or even heard of, these Web sites: Flickr, Digg, IMDB, del.icio.us, Fark, Slashdot, Something Awful, YTMND, I-Mockery or Fazed? If not, you're neglecting the epicenter of the Internet-as-a-community phenomenon.
"The United States has tremendous technological capabilities in such disciplines as computer science, telecommunications, and cryptology, but we've not been allowed to use that capability to full advantage."