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
Whenever possible, we've listed websites by
their own descriptions (indicated by the use of opening
and closing quotes). Links verified: 10/24/2003.
"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 - 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 ...
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 ..."
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.
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.").
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.
Granddaddy of 'em all, from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
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."
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.
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)!
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.
Radar, forecasts, pictures ... and more.
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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