Thursday, August 10, 2006

In the news today

Doc Searls was flying out of Logan Airport this morning and blogged the security alert as it happened. At this point he didn't know why the alert had changed....

Several other things of interest, some via Guardian News Blog:

The Hive, long takeout in September's The Atlantic on the history of Wikipedia. Full of links, just like the Wiki....

Civilian Killings Went Unpunished: The Los Angeles Times goes through Vietnam-era records in the National Archives and finds U.S. atrocities went far beyond My Lai: The documents detail 320 alleged incidents that were substantiated by Army investigators — not including the most notorious U.S. atrocity, the 1968 My Lai massacre.
Though not a complete accounting of Vietnam war crimes, the archive is the largest such collection to surface to date. About 9,000 pages, it includes investigative files, sworn statements by witnesses and status reports for top military brass.
The Times has posted supporting documents online, too.

Raw Story: Before Iraq invasion, Bush didn't know there were Sunnis and Shiia in Iraq.
Galbraith reports that the three of them spent some time explaining to Bush that there are two different sects in Islam--to which the President allegedly responded, “I thought the Iraqis were Muslims!”

NOAA: August 2006 Update to Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook: calls for a seasonal total of 12-15 named storms, with 7-9 becoming hurricanes, and 3-4 becoming major hurricanes.


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