December 2007

Once upon a time, the US claimed to be a nation of laws, and set great stock by the idea of “due process”. Not any more, apparently. And we’re not dealing with terrorism, or national security; just run-of-the-mill criminal stuff. Nor are we talking about countries with which the US doesn’t have extradition treaties. We’re…

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I’ve been sitting in my apartment this afternoon, restructuring several gigabytes of archived email on my PowerBook, playing Civ4: Beyond The Sword on my Windows box, and watching the snow fall. When at last the mail was done, and the CPU that had been pegged at 100% for the last hour dropped to idle, I…

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