REPOST: [coldwarcomms] Western Union & Mt Weather
----- Original Message -----
From: "Steve" <steve.kudlak@...>
Sent: Sunday, September 17, 2006 6:57 PM
Subject: Re: [coldwarcomms] Western Union & Mt Weather
> 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