NY Times: "Here is a word of appreciation for an advance that already has me wondering how I lived without it. It is known variously as BPL for broadband over power lines, or as HomePlug."
Dave Kopel: Fifty-nine Deceits in Farenheit 911.
The Dowbrigade got credentials for the DNC. Now that's a good decision.
I started an MP3 audio archive for my teacher, Jeru Kabbal. I started with a scan of a tape called Sunrise of the Soul, one of the Quantum Light Breath tapes. It's truly an amazing process, if you clear a little over an hour, you can have an incredible experience that may stay with you for years. It's great stuff. "Remember today is a new day, a day that has never happened before and will never happen again." Yeah it sounds dorky, but it's true, and it reaches inside, and man, it gets me every time. iPod-compatible, of course. With much love, Dave.
Okay, the report from the Senate Intelligence Committee yesterday told us something that everyone with basic common sense already knew. 1. There were no WMDs in Iraq. 2. The President knew that. 3. So did all the other members of the administration: Cheney, Powell, Rice, Rumsfeld, etc. 4. They all lied, many of them still are lying. 5. Bush gave a speech yesterday about how Kerry flip-flops, what a lot of nerve he has, on the same day a committee chaired by a Republican, with a Republican majority, confirmed that his pretense for war was a lie. A war in which hundreds of Americans have died. Now, at the same time, we're asked to believe that the announcement of a terrorist threat by this administration during the rollout of the Democratic ticket is just the normal course of business. Now, really, what's the probability that's true? 1 percent? 5 percent maybe? If you're a Republican, now that you know what you know about how the war started, do you believe in their integrity when it comes to terrorist threats? I think it's high time for the Republicans to clean this mess up. We're a deep troubled situation, and we need a regime with some integrity running the country. Even the staunchest Republican must see that by now? I don't get it. It's not too late for the Republicans to run someone else.
NY Times editorial on the Senate report.
News Hour interview with Roberts and Rockefeller.
New Gillmor Gang, with Brendan Eich, chief architect of Mozilla.
Chris Heilman went to the movies and I went to the beach, leaving at 7:30AM, returning at 10:30AM. No traffic, easy parking, it was a cool 68 degrees on the boardwalk, and for some reason the water was super-cold. I was expecting the opposite, that the water would seem warm. On the whole a very satisfying experience. The most parking is on Beach 94th, where the Cross Bay Bridge hits the peninsula, but I parked on 108th.
An unnamed friend of BK DeLong did a security walkthrough at Fleet Center, site of the Democratic Convention.
John Robb: "The fact that an extremely expensive security effort has shut down a major American city for a week, is a result al Qaeda would consider a victory."
Boston Globe: "Police pickets at the Democratic National Convention could jeopardize public safety."
A map of downtown Boston showing Fleet Center and major adjacent arteries.
Ralph Brandi says Joe Trippi does get it.
Republicans: Pat Roberts of Kansas, Orrin Hatch of Utah, Mike Dewine of Ohio, Christopher Bond of Missouri, Trent Lott of Mississippi, Olympia Snowe of Maine, Chuck Hagel of Nebraska, Saxby Chambliss of Georgia and John Warner of Virginia.
Democrats: Jay Rockefeller of West Virginia, Carl Levin of Michigan, Dianne Feinstein of California, Ron Wyden of Oregon, Richard Durbin of Illinois, Evan Bayh of Indiana, John Edwards of North Carolina and Barbara Mikulski of Maryland.
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