G.W. Bush has invented an energy crisis to justify more petrol and nuclear energy production. I'm getting sick of such drama. The richest European countries only spend half the energy and have an equal (if not better) quality of life. If there's a real energy crisis, perhaps efficiency — not production — shoud be priority number one. Why won't americans drive diesel vehicles with as much horsepower as their 4litre gasoline hogs (newer diesel automobiles have powerful common-rail engines)? There are so many prospects for energetic efficiency in the U.S. without 'extremist measures' like solar or hydrogen energy, that this drama invented by Bush the Second can only be defined by two words: blatant corruption. ¶
The U.S. is the new Soviet Union: It seems free software guru Richard Stallman also thinks that way. On this speech he talks about the Stalinistic copyright law enforcement in the U.S., from soliciting informers to channeling propaganda through the educational system:
"Copyright law (..) is now a Draconian restriction on a general public. It used to be a restriction on publishers for the sake of authors. Now, for practical purposes, it's a restriction on a public for the sake of publishers."
(Via the null device) ¶