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  • Nokia Takeover In Jeopardy Due To Alleged $3.4B Tax Bill In India
    By on December 10, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments


    New submitter Snotboble_ writes “The government of India apparently thinks Nokia owes a lot of taxes. They originally told Nokia that the company owed around $340 million, but now reports suggest it could be an order of magnitude higher. Such a large liability would have consequences for Nokia’s sale of its handset division to Microsoft. From the article: ‘Nokia Corp.’s tax troubles in India worsened Tuesday as local authorities ratcheted up the amount (more…)

  • That Was Fast: Leahy Drops Warrantless E-mail Surveillance Bill
    By on November 21, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments

    Presto Vivace writes “Under the right conditions, online activism can be very effective. U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy has already abandoned his warrantless e-mail surveillance bill we discussed this morning. ‘The Vermont Democrat said today on Twitter that he would “not support such an exception” for warrantless access. … A vote on the proposal in the Senate Judiciary committee, which Leahy chairs, is scheduled for next Thursday. The amendments (more…)

  • Force India handed £650,000 bill
    By on May 7, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments

    Force India must pay £650,000 legal costs to the Caterham team and their chief technical officer Mike Gascoyne.

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  • New Mexico Bill To Protect Anti-Science Education
    By on February 6, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    An anonymous reader writes “From the Wired article: ‘If educators in New Mexico want to teach evolution or climate change as a “controversial scientific topic,” a new bill seeks to protect them from punishment. House Bill 302, as it’s called, states that public school teachers who want to teach “scientific weaknesses” about “controversial scientific topics” including evolution, climate change, human cloning and — ambiguously — “other scientific (more…)

  • Prop C passes in MO – First State to Reject Healthcare Bill
    By on September 8, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    Dog-killing DEA agents and now this. I hate my state.

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  • Prop C passes in MO – First State to Reject Healthcare Bill
    By on September 6, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    Dog-killing DEA agents and now this. I hate my state.

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  • Senate Bill Adds Shuttle Flight, New Shuttle-Derived Vehicle
    By on July 15, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    simonbp writes “The Senate Commerce Committee this morning marked up a compromise NASA Authorization Act that rolls back some of Obama’s plans for NASA, while keeping others. The bill adds at least one more shuttle flight, keeps Obama’s technology demonstrators and commercial access to ISS (albeit at reduced funding), restores the Orion crew capsule, and replaces the Ares rockets with a Shuttle-Derived ‘Space Launch System’ for going to the ISS and (more…)

  • Harnessing the Power of Shame to Lower Your Energy Bill
    By on January 19, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    An innovative startup believes the way to lower energy bills and solving the climate crisis can be accomplished with two small tools: No. 10 envelopes and smiley faces. WTF?

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  • New Bill Proposes Open Source Requirement for Publicly Funded Books
    By on October 1, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    fsufitch writes “On September 30th, the ‘Open College Textbook Act of 2009′ was introduced to the Senate and referred to committee. The bill proposes that all educational materials published or produced using federal funds need to be published under open licenses. The reasoning behind it takes into account the changing way information is distributed because of the Internet, the high price of college and textbooks, and the dangerously low college graduation (more…)

  • What ANWR Can Teach Us about Winning the Climate Bill Battle
    By on September 20, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    The sales pitch for legislation needs to focus on America obtaining cheaper long-term energy from our own sources, creating steady jobs for Americans that pay well, and giving Americans a less polluted country.

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