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Friday, November 15, 2002
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This morning I was greeted by this number on my front page.
Obviously a job for John Poindexter
Inmates running the Asylum
In the brave new world of the Republican Empire, John Poindexter, a convicted but re-educated felon during the Iran Contra affair has been installed to head up the new Office of Information Awareness.
The OIA mission: "The DARPA Information Awareness Office (IAO) will imagine, develop, apply, integrate, demonstrate and transition information technologies, components and prototype, closed-loop, information systems that will counter asymmetric threats by achieving total information awareness useful for preemption; national security warning; and national security decision making. "
The question of boxers or briefs will no longer be a mystery.
About Poindexter: "John M. Poindexter -- Indicted March 16, 1988, on seven felony charges. After standing trial on five charges, Poindexter was found guilty April 7, 1990, on all counts: conspiracy (obstruction of inquiries and proceedings, false statements, falsification, destruction and removal of documents); two counts of obstruction of Congress and two counts of false statements. U.S. District Judge Harold H. Greene sentenced Poindexter June 11, 1990, to six months in prison on each count, to be served concurrently. A three-judge appeals panel on November 15, 1991, reversed the convictions on the ground that Poindexter's immunized testimony may have influenced the trial testimony of witnesses. The Supreme Court on December 7, 1992, declined to review the case. In 1993, the indictment was dismissed on the motion of Independent Counsel."
The Italicised portion above should have every defense lawyer in the country filing appeals on behalf of every felon whose conviction was a result of a prosecution 'deal'.
Sauce for the goose, sauce for the gander, equal justice for all, one law for all, etc.
Building Accessible Websites is a stunning book. I have read it in paper and on the screen. (it comes with a CD for your Viewing pleasure) Joe Clark who we interviewed here, presents a relentless case for accessibility that needs to be read by every practitioner of website building.
I will have a full review up sometime tomorrow.
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Mitch Ratcliffe is definitely an other. The 21st century holds the promise of rich multimedia across the web. Mitch was blazing this trail in the 20th century. From code to finance.
It's Time to Stop the Music
I want you to stop buying Commercial Music and going to Movies for six months.
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