Both houses of Congress have never acted as fast as in enacting HR 3161/S 1654, giving the Federal Trade Commission the authority to implement the “Do Not Call” List. Just a week ago, a federal judge decided that the FTC acted beyond its authority in passing the federal code that would bar telemarketers from calling people on the list. The bill was introduced yesterday, and passed by the Senate by 7:00 p.m. EDT today. Wow, the USA PATRIOT Act didn’t pass this fast. So, it makes me wonder what’s more important: privacy or infringing on our civil rights to prevent terrorism. At any rate, I’m happy that this bill is on its way to the President’s desk. Now I can continue to enjoy my dinner in peace. More information available on Thomas.
In other news, I’ve discovered a web site. Call me a liberal at heart… better yet, call me an outright liberal. I never really considered myself as such, just a person who believes in common sense and has noticed that it’s not very common… speaking of which, there’s yet a new quote about common sense in the Quickies. The new link is available in My Links (it’s all the way at the bottom… for now).
Okay, now for some cool stuff. Zapwizard has one of the coolest computer case mods (short for modification) I think I’ve ever seen: an Ammo Box. You can even see more cool stuff at the his site: www.zapwizard.com.