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2008 April 20 — Why Now?
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CNN is reporting that the Colorado Party has lost: Former bishop claims Paraguay election

(CNN) — Six decades of single-party rule in Paraguay came to an end on Sunday after Colorado Party candidate Blanca Ovelar conceded a loss to former Catholic bishop Fernando Lugo, who claimed the historic win on his promise to help the poor.

With more than half of the 14,000 precincts reporting, Lugo, backed by the Patriotic Alliance for Change, claimed 41 percent of the votes, according to the preliminary results reported by the government’s election department.

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Support the Troops, Local Edition

Also in the paper was a report about the required environmental impact public meeting for the changes at Eglin AFB as a result of the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure law. Due to this round of BRAC, Eglin is getting the Joint Strike Fighter Initial Joint Training Site, and the 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne).

The JSFIJTS means that all of the services will be training in the new F-35 at Eglin, and the base will eventually get over a hundred of the aircraft.

The 7th SFG move means thousand more Army personnel and large training exercises.

The comments at the meeting were pure Twilight Zone.

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In Local News

While in a waiting room I scanned my local “libertarian” puppy trainer, and their op ed was like the episode of Star Trek where Kirk causes the evil computer to self-destruct with a logical fallacy. The problem for the editorial board was the conflict between the right to bear arms and the rights of the property owner caused by Florida’s new “Take your howitzer to work” law. After wasting several inches of newsprint in a pong game between the Second and Fourth Amendments, they finally decided that they would side with the Fourth Amendment, because if you can’t violate the Bill of Rights on your own property, what’s it good for?

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That’s A Relief

Listening and reading “military analysts” discussing the Hedgemony’s Excellent Adventure has been making me nervous. I have been concerned that the uniforms had some sort of neurotoxin in their dye that caused you to go delusional.

Fortunately the New York Times article, Behind Military Analysts, the Pentagon’s Hidden Hand, shows that is was just an unethical [and illegal] domestic agitprop program of the Rumsfeld Pentagon. It might have been nice if the media had vetted their “experts” and announced all of their conflicts of interest, but audiences aren’t interested in distractions, like the fact that the person doing the talking makes big bucks from the war he is praising. They do tend to avoid “product placements”, like “that nest of America-hating-scum was shipped to hell by the Kill-All model AGM-5009X of the Grace L. Ferguson Missile and Storm Door Corporation.”

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Oh Woe, End Of The ‘Net is Nigh

[Please note that they say these things with absolutely no shame.]

From CNet: AT&T: Internet to hit full capacity by 2010

U.S. telecommunications giant AT&T has claimed that, without investment, the Internet’s current network architecture will reach the limits of its capacity by 2010.

Speaking at a Westminster eForum on Web 2.0 this week in London, Jim Cicconi, vice president of legislative affairs for AT&T, warned that the current systems that constitute the Internet will not be able to cope with the increasing amounts of video and user-generated content being uploaded.

“The surge in online content is at the center of the most dramatic changes affecting the Internet today,” he said. “In three years’ time, 20 typical households will generate more traffic than the entire Internet today.”

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Passing the Plate

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A weekend feature of Why Now.

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