Archive for May 25th, 2007

If you want a fast and cheap Internet connection, you can have it, but not in the U.S.

| May 25, 2007 | 10 Replies
If you want a fast and cheap Internet connection, you can have it, but not in the U.S.

These stats are mind-boggling.  The U.S. is not a good place to have access to a fast or reasonably priced Internet connection: The average broadband download speed in the US is only 1.9 megabits per second, compared to 61 Mbps in Japan, 45 Mbps in South Korea, 18 Mbps in Sweden, 17 Mpbs in France, […]

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Bush was warned that Iraq would turn into . . . Iraq

| May 25, 2007 | 4 Replies
Bush was warned that Iraq would turn into . . . Iraq

Huffpo is reporting what secret papers revealed to Bush before he decided to invade Iraq.  Intelligence analysts predicted, in secret papers circulated within the government before the Iraq invasion, that al-Qaida would see U.S. military action as an opportunity to increase its operations and that Iran would try to shape a post-Saddam Iraq. The top […]

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Support American troops: send them to die

| May 25, 2007 | 3 Replies
Support American troops:  send them to die

Congressional weasels…er, I mean Democrats…voted this week to ‘stay the course’ in Iraq, despite the fact that many were elected on promises to bring American troops home.  Instead, many caved in to the Republican motto that “support American troops” means “keep them in Iraq.”  Yes, the same Republican party that calls political repression the “Patriot” Act, […]

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