Telling the truth … for a price

by Phil Elmore -- It's called the "Ripoff Report." It purports to be a consumer advocacy website, where anyone aged 14 or older may file a completely uncorroborated, unsubstantiated report alleging anything more…

E-books even win over bibliophiles

by Phil Elmore -- Ask any ardent bibliophile. It's the books. Books two and three rows deep on every bookshelf. Books stacked on their faces in spires and columns. Books packed away more…

Virtual world cashing in on currency

by Phil Elmore -- The virtual world now is cashing in, to the tune of up to $500,000 daily, on online transactions, even though there remains a "legal gray area" about Bitcoin. more…

Should your teen expect Internet privacy?

by Phil Elmore -- The mother of three who reached out to Technocracy had an interesting dilemma. Her teenage son wanted more "privacy" on the Internet. In his father's presence he was more…

Alarm sounded over Google 'stranglehold'

by Phil Elmore -- Google has been described as having a "stranglehold" on the search engine market, which theoretically could make or break anyone on the Web. So does it? "Google definitely more…

Why carry a pocket pistol?

by Phil Elmore -- It is a shocking reality in our "free" society that, in those states where it is possible to get a concealed carry weapon (CCW) permit, only a small more…

Liberals and Muslims, please shut up!

by Phil Elmore -- "This puts the Obama administration in the difficult position of having to defend freedom of speech." Wait, what? Those words, lightly paraphrased, were spoken by a Fox News more…

9/11 'truthers': Reprehensible

by Phil Elmore -- This week marked the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks. Eleven years later, with the glass and steel of the Freedom Tower rising at One more…

Get this weapon before Obama bans it!

by Phil Elmore -- It's five or six inches long. It's no bigger around than a large man's thumb. It's made of wood or metal or even plastic. It doesn't cut. It more…