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From consumer groups and information to the
weather (and even sounding off about the boss),
this is the spot to check to get the information
you need.

Whenever possible, we've listed websites by using
their own descriptions (indicated by the use of opening
and closing quotes). Links verified: 10/24/2003.

American Newspeak
"A weekly satirical e-zine celebrating the Orwellian face of the 1990's with cutting edge advances in the art of doublespeak carefully scavenged from back pages of our finer newspapers. (Rated 'The Best' on the Web in Political Satire by Yahoo's Internet Life)" This web site has wonderful clips of the newspeak of the corporate world.

Common Dreams NewsCenter
"Common Dreams Newscenter - Breaking news and views for the progressive community" ... offers breaking news, links to hundreds of wires, newspapers and periodicals and quick links to dozens of commentaries (such as Jim Hightower, Molly Ivins, Jessse Jackson, Michael Moore, Barbara Ehrenreich ...). Good source of news and views ...

Consumer Information Center
The U.S. Government's Consumer Information Center: " We have full text versions of hundreds of the best federal consumer publications available. All are FREE! Select a category ..."

Consumer Reports
From Consumers Union (publishers of Consumer Reports Magazine). The CU website has some free material -- but most of the site is available to only to subscribers (either on-line only or magazine).

Want to stop those unwanted telemarketing mailings, phone calls and e-mails? Here's the site to find out how to do it: "Junkbusters helps consumers reduce unwanted junk mail, junk email, telemarketing calls, and protect their privacy from direct marketing companies."
The ethical issues related to the internet.

Michael Moore's Dog-Eat-Dog Films Website
From the maker of "Roger and Me" and "The Big One" and the author of Downsize This! ... here's Michael Moore's web site ... complete with lots of good attitudes about work, workers and unions. You'll even have the opportunity to join "Mike's Militia" ("Are you feeling just a little left out of the militia movement? It seems like everybody's got a militia these days. Running around in the woods, firing guns, ...they're damn nuts! And hairy. ... So I've decided to create an alternative for those of us who are still pretty pissed off but don't want to overthrow the United States government and replace it with big hairy guys.").

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
How well do you know your car? Lots of information about vehicles and highway safety, including: Safety Problems and Issues (includes recalls and service bulletins); Testing Results (the test crashes and other); Regulations & Standards; and Research & Development. Auto Safety Hotline and more.

National Weather Service
Granddaddy of 'em all, from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Official U.S. Time
From, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the U. S. Naval Observatory (USNO), get the currect time, "generally ... accurate within 1 second, depending on internet delays."

Public Interest Research Groups
PIRGS are watchdog groups geared toward good government, consumer protection and protecting the environment. Major site selections include: "Protecting Our Environment", "Fighting For Consumers", "Taking Back Government", and "Empowering Students." Good list of consumer links, too.

SatireWire -
No Longer Updated ."SatireWire's (DEC. 1999 — AUG. 2002) intent is to hold (or possibly subject) the businesses, technologies, and culture of the New Economy to time-honored satirical standards, albeit often in new and unusual ways. In consumer terms: We give business the business. In corporate terms: we leverage our platform-agnostic satirical skillset to facilitate enterprise-wide cynicism of the new economic paradigm." Fun (and sometimes, insightful)!

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
"CPSC, an independent Federal regulatory agency, helps keep American families safe by reducing the risk of injury or death from consumer products. Visit us often to share lifesaving information. Go to "Talk to us" to report unsafe products to us." Includes a section on recalls and product news.

USA Weather
Radar, forecasts, pictures ... and more.

Weather Underground, The
Sounds subversive, but it isn't. Just a good site to grab a quick weather forecast and check weather conditions anywhere in the world.

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