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Prepay gas meters?

Have any of you seen prepay gas meters in your community yet? Since a lot of people are expected to fall behind this winter they hope to introduce new meters like in Europe, that must be topped off to deliver energy. Like pay as you go cell phones, Internet, etc. What do you think?
Can you afford their new expensive prices? EIA says energy could double "or more" over the next few years. Costs of heating and cooking could go up a lot.

Imagine the internet would not exist ...

could you live without one?

Just asking (not for a friend but for myself).

Which invention is / was more dangerous? Radioactivity or the WWW?

How can you believe that the internet and WWW is not enslaving you?

Do you feel more free, because you can use the www for communicating?

And the talk makes no one walk. And if you walk, most probably you will never talk again.

So much for freedom.

Day One of the US Appeal for Assange’s Extradition Hearing

(Not really ready for prime time...)

First, some background: on Oct. 22 Joe Lauria at had reported:
Chief Justice of England & Wales, Who Blocked Lauri Love Extradition, Joins Bench for Assange Hearing’; The most senior judge in England and Wales, who let activist Lori Love evade extradition to the U.S. on humanitarian grounds, will join Lord Justice Timothy Holroyde at the U.S. appeal hearing against Julian Assange next week.’

No one in the comments had asked how it works with an even number of judges works in their system. No tie-breaking vote?

“Instead they recommended that Love be tried in the United Kingdom on charges of hacking into U.S. government computers. (The U.S. then dropped the charges.) Unlike Love, Assange is accused of no crimes in Britain. But like Love, he has been deemed (by the magistrate’s court) at high risk of suicide if he were to be extradited to the United States.”

Letter to Biden Re: New Ambassador to the Vatican

“The Vatican has used its international reach and diplomatic ties to obstruct justice by protecting child rapists and war criminals from secular authorities .... The U.S. government, in recognizing the diplomatic status of the Vatican, is aiding this criminality.

“The U.S. recognizes papal ambassadors, called ‘nuncios,’ granting immunity to these officials. The nuncios are taking advantage of that status.”