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10770REPOST: [coldwarcomms] Western Union & Mt Weather

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  • Albert LaFrance
    Sep 21, 2006
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      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "blitz" <blitz@...>
      To: <coldwarcomms@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Sunday, September 17, 2006 8:45 PM
      Subject: Re: [coldwarcomms] Western Union & Mt Weather


      > You can thank your lucky stars the Internet was constructed the way
      > it is. It not only protects from outages, but automatically thwarts
      > political mischief, police-state antics, and repressive government
      > interference as well. The unfortunate part is spammers, and
      > advertising as a whole has seen it as a way to exploit the users with
      > unwanted garbage arriving on our screens and mailboxes daily. In
      > turn,some very good solutions have been invented to block this trash
      > and insure the Internet doesn't become clogged tight with commercial spew.
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      > At 18:57 9/17/2006, you wrote:
      > >Well there is lotsa genral information about these things. I mean those
      > >of us who have worked for the government or contractors know that a lot
      > >of the stuff is duller than films, movies and imagination make them.
      > >Another interesting thing is the network we used sprung out of all the
      > >coldwar stuff. In fact, the reason that it is hard to really fully kill
      > >spam, or make the net totally kid safe or whatever the current bugaboo,
      > >is because it wasn't designed to be reasonly controlled. It was supposed
      > >to be used after the great nuclear war, which luckily hasn't happened.
      > >Uh, remember that was another that was said to "not a matter of if but
      > >when" sort of topic. Overall this design has worked and made an
      > >interestring if somewhat anarchistic network. It is interesting that
      > >things designed for nuclear war protection like those fallout shelters
      > >ofter made/still make good natural disaster shelters. So it's not all
      > >bad or scary Of course I wonder if Adam Curtis who did the BBC 3 part
      > >series "The Power of Nightmares" is correct in saying that just as the
      > >overly optimistic beliefs of the past weren't true and faded the
      > >"Terrorism Nightmares" will fade too. Only time will tell.
      > >
      > >Have Fun,
      > >Sends Steve
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      > >Yahoo! Groups Links
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