Welcome to Russ’ Filtered News, where you’ll find links to and comments on news that seems important, interesting or amusing once it’s been strained through my personal filters. Unlike most places where news can be found, I make no pretense about being objective, fair or balanced. The Filtered News began nearly a decade ago as an e-newsletter to a group of friends who had some filters similar to mine. It quickly grew, then found a home as a front-page feature at StreetProphets.com, where it was called News from the ‘Net. After it was decided that one of my bits was too dangerous for the front page, I moved my perilous posts here. Read on, if you dare.