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2006 May 03 — Why Now?
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Martyrdom Denied

Andrew Cohen, CBS legal analyst, presents his view on the Zacarias Moussaoui sentence, and I agree with him.

A dangerous, deluded individual is off the streets forever, to rot in a cell. There is no glory for him in the sentence.

May 3, 2006   3 Comments

Say What?

The Christian Science Monitor noticed that the US does not consider Taliban terrorists.

The Raging Grannies are under surveillance, but the group blowing up the US and NATO military in Afghanistan aren’t terrorists? People who key SUVs are terrorists, but the group that sheltered Osama bin Laden isn’t?

It has been a busy day, and I’m not ready for this level of cognitive dissonance.

May 3, 2006   2 Comments

Net Neutering

CNet is reporting that the Financial sector awakens to Net neutrality issues. Andante at Collective Sigh has the same story from a different source.

If you are a brokerage with a large ‘Net presence, your clients are not going to be happy waiting for a trade to take place. Your IT system is part of your overhead, and now it is going to be subject to increased costs that have not been factored in to your budget.

Steve Gilliard noticed the Sir Tim has also come out for neutrality.

As a service in explaining some of what’s going on I offer the Wikipedia entries for:

Dr. Vinton Cerf and ICANN, one of the Internet related boards he sits on; and then there’s Sir Timothy Berners-Lee and his creation, the World Wide Web [no, it is not the same as the Internet].

For desert there’s the article on Net Neutrality.

Telcoms and cable companies are not your friends. They are constantly adding “features” to justify increasing your bill. Did you ask for 6 shopping channels? Do you like paying for “caller id” and then having to tell the telco service people what your phone number is? If it was such a great idea why don’t they use it?

May 3, 2006   Comments Off on Net Neutering