Clearance Items

Using Google as a Proxy (or HOW TO: View MySpace at School) [Hackzine]
This would normally be the preferred way of doing things, but occasionally you’ll find yourself on a work or school connection that disallows you from connecting to certain web sites. In these scenarios, what you need is a proxy

Foreclosure pace nears decade high [LA Times]
The state’s increase could soon pull down home prices and even bring a recession, some economists say.

Compared with Snapple, whiteout, and Pepto Bismol ($123.20/gallon), gasoline is surprisingly inexpensive.
[via Kottke]
$21.19 for WATER – and the buyers don’t even know the source. No wonder Evian spelled backwards is Naive.”

Budget of the United States Government: Historical Tables Fiscal Year 2008 [US Government]
This document is composed of 17 sections, each of which has one or more tables. Each section covers a common theme.