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"On his new planet,... he will be faster than a speeding Prius, stronger than the existing Superfund program, and able to leap mountains of red tape in a single bound. These superpowers will sustain him in his never-ending battle against conservatives, wealthy industrialists, and other environmental supervillains."
Slate: Phones Without Homes.
"Confronted with high inflation, soaring energy costs, and stagnant wages, millions of households are facing choices about which monthly bills to pay and which commitments to maintain."
"And if it comes down to one or the other, the mobile or the home-based land line, it's clear which is a necessity and which is an option. One lets you make telephone calls only from your house. The other lets you make telephone calls from anywhere, send e-mails, surf the Internet, play music, and take photographs."
> I got a shiny new iPhone last week. You want to kill my land line? Go ahead, make my day.
Scripting News: We won in Iraq, a long time ago.
"There is no such thing as winning an occupation. You either continue to occupy or withdraw."
Contemporary Physics Education Project: Fundamental Particles and Their Interactions.