History they don’t teach in government schools: Irena Sendler

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On May 12, 2008, Irena Sendler died. If you attended “public school” (aka “government school”) you probably haven’t heard of her. Irena had a secret During WWII, Irena, got permission to work in the Warsaw Ghetto as a Plumbing/Sewer specialist. Irena was a Polish Catholic social worker. During World War II, she was a member…

Customer Service: Trained Monkeys vs. The Head-Honcho

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Say you buy something (a CFL light bulb, an electric shaver, a microwave oven, Henway, Updog, etc.) and it fails under normal use (you didn’t do anything beyond what it was designed to do). What do you do? It’s probably been more than 30 days and the store you bought it from won’t take it…

Ford claims they own your pics — if it's got a Ford in it

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Under generally accepted copyright law, as soon as you create anything (in this case taking a picture), you own the copyright to said creation. Not according to Ford Motor Company. From Black Mustang Club (BMC) administrator/owner Lisa: “I’m sorry, but at this point we will not be producing the 2008 BMC Calendar, featuring our 2007…

Stop spying on us!

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Spread the word! Tell your friends and family to take action at StopTheSpying.org Put a banner on your blog or website. Digg this! Call your own Senators and Representative and demand that they defend your privacy. You can find their phone numbers here: House Contacts Senate Contacts Visit your Congressional representatives’ home offices. Learn more…

Tell Congress to Read a Bill Before They Can Vote On It

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Make Congress read every word of every bill they create before they vote on it. Urge your Representative and your Senators to sponsor DownsizeDC.org’s “Read the Bills Act” (RTBA). For a summary of what RTBA does To read the RTBA legislation To send your message to Congress in support of RTBA