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When Politicans Accidentally Tell The Truth

p(quote).. "Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we."

p>. "George W. Bush":http://www.cnn.com/2004/ALLPOLITICS/08/05/bush.ap/

p. Now, don't get me wrong. There is a crowd of people following him around all day, every day, just waiting for him to say something stupid so they can gleefully report it to the nation. This one in particular struck me, though. Could the man's conscience be trying to speak out through Freudian slips?


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Sean Lynch

Sean is a consultant in the San Francisco Bay Area. He has been labelled a "California Technoptimist," due to the fact that he lives in California, where many share his view that technology will help render government obsolete. Read more »


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This AM - Database Migration

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The FedGov Bravely Protects US From Cheap Shrimp

[shrimp]http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/afp/us_trade_shrimp

"More tariffs.":shrimp


"Eminent Domain Abuse" is a Redundancy

[cbs]http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2003/09/26/60minutes/main575343.shtml
[str]http://www.strike-the-root.com/

I think the entire doctrine of eminent domain is an abomination. That said, some instances are more egregious than others.

CBS News "reports":cbs:

p(quote).. The City of Lakewood is trying to use eminent domain to force the Saleets out to make way for more expensive condominiums.

...

The mayor told 60 Minutes that she sought out a developer for the project because Lakewood's aging tax base has been shrinking and the city simply needs more money. Read more »


SpaceShipOne Fixed!

[wired]http://www.wired.com/news/space/0,2697,64123,00.html
[sd]http://slashdot.org

Wired News "reports":wired:

p(quote).. "That's a complete, entire yes," Rutan said when asked whether his Scaled Composites team had gotten to the bottom of a trim-control problem experienced during SpaceShipOne's voyage to an altitude of 100 kilometers on June 21.

... Read more »


Weapons Grade Computing. NOT.

[cnet]http://news.com.com/Defense+bill+could+stifle+computer+trade/2100-7341_3-5253873.html?tag=nefd.lede
[sd]http://slashdot.org
[hr]http://wikiquote.org/wiki/Robert_J._Hanlon

"This":cnet is so mind-bogglingly stupid, I don't even know what to say:

p(quote).. The dramatic tightening of export regulations is included in the National Defense Authorization Act, an annual military funding bill that has already passed the U.S. House of Representatives. Though the proposed rules are only a tiny portion of the 630-page bill, they could have a devastating impact on the computer industry. Read more »


"...[A] state of war is not a blank cheque for the President..."

[gm]http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/ArticleNews/TPStory/LAC/20040629/TERROR29/TPInternational/TopStories

p. The Globe and Mail "reports":gm:

p(quote). The U.S. Supreme Court dealt a major blow to the Bush administration's war on terrorism yesterday, ruling that terrorism suspects -- including the 600 foreigners being held at Guantanamo Bay -- have a right to question their detention in U.S. courts.

And get this: Read more »


The People Have Spoken...

[bleg]http://www.catallarchy.net/blog/cgi-bin/archives/012469.html
[ff]http://www.mozilla.org/products/firefox/
...and we gladly heed their advice. Read more »


"In the long run, the utility of all non-Free software approaches zero."

[mark]http://diveintomark.org/archives/2004/05/14/freedom-0
[slashdot]http://slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=04/05/24/1927242&mode=nested&tid=126&tid=185&tid=95
[mark2]http://diveintomark.org/archives/2004/05/21/aftermath

"Mark Pilgrim explains":mark why we at Catallarchy.net will shortly be changing our content management system from Moveable Type to WordPress.

Link via "Slashdot":slashdot

UPDATE: "Apparently":mark2, I am the 1,000,001^st^ person to write a post just like this.


One Step Closer to Private Space Travel

[space]http://www.space.com/news/mojave_spaceport_040524.html
[slashdot]http://science.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=04/05/24/1941220&mode=nested&tid=134

From "Space.com:":space

p(quote).. A desert airdrome in Mojave, California is on the final glide path to getting government approval for becoming an inland gateway to space. Read more »


Laugh 'till It Hurts

[onion]http://www.theonion.com/
[strawman]http://www.nizkor.org/features/fallacies/straw-man.html

From this week's "Onion":onion:

p(quote).. *Libertarian Reluctantly Calls Fire Department* Read more »