White House Punts On Petition To Allow Tesla Direct Sales
Most states have laws regulating car dealers that make it difficult and expensive to open a new dealership. You also must be a dealer to sell new cars. A manufacturer, by law, must sell through a dealer and cannot sell directly to the consumer. The status quo is reinforced by dealers associations in each state (and nationally) that spend lots of money on lobbying to keep the current system intact. Tesla wants to sell direct and bypass the dealers. The dealers are fighting this tooth and nail.
Murdoch Demands Kindle Users' Info
Fox News is Murdoch's main "news" outlet. Given time he can probably bring the Wall Street Journal down to their level. Why on earth would anyone want to even read such outright lies and propaganda much less pay for it.
Europe Funds Secure Operating System Research
Fooled around with Minix a couple years back. It appears to be a great teaching tool and I can see where it would be a versatile concept development platform. With Andrew S. Tanenbaum (duh, the guy that developed the OS) spearheading this project I see possibilities. He seems to just the type ornery old non-conformist b*astrd that could possibly pull it off. Hell, he makes most of us liberal open source microsoft-baiting pinko commie linux lovers (just flamed myself to save time) look conservative.