Due to problems with my notebook over the past couple days, my systems becoming rather unstable. I'm going to take the next couple days off and reconfigure this Omnibook so I can accomplish some real work. So Blogs may be short or not at all. Bear with me folks-- it will be bigger and better around here once I get my system back on solid footing. Thanks-- MLW
"A September 1999 report, "The Sociology and Psychology of Terrorism: Who Becomes a Terrorist and Why?" written for the National Intelligence Council (CIA.gov/nic) by Library of Congress' Federal Research Division (FRD) analyst Rex A. Hudson, predicted that "suicide bomber(s) belonging to al-Qaida's Martyrdom Battalion could crash-land an aircraft packed with high explosives (C-4 and semtex) into the Pentagon, the headquarters of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), or the White House," and pointed out that "Ramzi Yousef had planned to do this against the CIA headquarters."
While only two sentences in a 100+ page graylit report trying to second guess terrorist's methods, it sharply contradicted National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice's statement Thursday that, 'I don't think anybody could have predicted that these people would take an airplane and slam it into the World Trade Center, take another one and slam it into the Pentagon, that they would try to use an airplane as a missile, a hijacked airplane as a missile.' " [LISNews.com]
Hate to mention it, but hasn't anyone read Tom Clancy in D.C.?
Forget about Bill Gates, folks. The biggest enemy of free software may be Senator Ernest F. Hollings. Legislation introduced in March, 2002, by the South Carolina Democrat to require that copyright-protection software be embedded in PCs, handheld computers, CD players -- and anything else that can play, record, or manipulate data -- could make open-source software such as the Linux operating system illegal.