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Archive for July, 2002

Posted by Mark on July 30, 2002

I would suppose this will get a whole lot more press coverage than the hundred thousand that marched on Washington against abortion last year. Even if only a thousand show up. You Gotta (Dis)Believe

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Posted by Mark on July 30, 2002

When Do Those FBI Reforms Start?
What a farce. Looks like the FBI still doesn’t have it’s act together. This is my favorite quote:
Former CIA ( news – web sites) counterterrorism expert Vincent Cannistraro said relying on the public to do intelligence work is dangerous.

“It may be looked on as a large resource for law enforcement. On the other hand, it does lend itself to massive cases of abuse,” Cannistraro said. “When it comes to monitoring the Internet and exploiting it, you have to leave it to the professionals.”

And who would these Professionals be? They obviously aren’t at the FBI.

Meanwhile, Al Quaeda certainly hasn’t stopped using the net. Here’s a good summary of the threat, and some of the solutions.

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Posted by Mark on July 30, 2002

What a wonderful book review. It’s so nice to see the New York Sun on the internet.

The Myths of Communism

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Posted by Mark on July 30, 2002

Religious Conservatives Against John Ashcroft
Last week the New York Times had a front page snowjob on Conservative Christians supposed dissatisfaction with the Attorney Journal.

There are “religious fundamentalists” who are unhappy with Mr Ashcroft, and view him as a significant threat. But it’s not the mythical “Religious Right.”

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Posted by Mark on July 30, 2002

Trust in a Climate of Distrust
This is a profound look at what has happened to trust in government.
This paragraph is especially poignant:
Where there is trust, the very whisper of mistrust would be enough to make a government official resign. In such a case the unusualness of suspicion’s being directed at him would make him a distraction to his colleagues and his party and to government institutions in general. But where mistrust is the order of the day and scandal, or pseudo-scandal, has become routine, there is no trust to be undermined. Nowadays officials from the president on down are mistrusted from their first day in office by the opposition and the media, at least, and so there becomes no way of distinguishing between this routine mistrust and that which genuinely might require a resignation or a dismissal.

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Posted by Mark on July 30, 2002

Where’s Janet Reno When You Need Her?

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Posted by Mark on July 30, 2002

I would suppose this will get a whole lot more press coverage than the hundred thousand that marched on Washington against abortion last year. Even if only a thousand show up. You Gotta (Dis)Believe

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Posted by Mark on July 30, 2002

When Do Those FBI Reforms Start?
What a farce. Looks like the FBI still doesn’t have it’s act together. This is my favorite quote:
Former CIA ( news – web sites) counterterrorism expert Vincent Cannistraro said relying on the public to do intelligence work is dangerous.
“It may be looked on as a large resource for law enforcement. On the other hand, it does lend itself to massive cases of abuse,” Cannistraro said. “When it comes to monitoring the Internet and exploiting it, you have to leave it to the professionals.”

And who would these Professionals be? They obviously aren’t at the FBI.

Meanwhile, Al Quaeda certainly hasn’t stopped using the net. Here’s a good summary of the threat, and some of the solutions.

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Posted by Mark on July 30, 2002

What a wonderful book review. It’s so nice to see the New York Sun on the internet.
The Myths of Communism

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Posted by Mark on July 30, 2002

O’Neal vs Rubin
Smackdown on Meet the Press

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