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Don't you just love the Freedom of Information Act. Seems a law student blogger exercised his FoIA rights and got Rumsfeld's notes from soon after the Semptember 11th attacks. http://technology.guardian.co.uk/news/story/0,,1716842,00.html.

The blog post is can be found at http://www.outragedmoderates.org/2006/02/dod-staffers-notes-from-911-obtained.html.

The flickr image of the Rumsfeld notes can be viewed at http://www.flickr.com/photos/66726692@N00/100545349/

What I find interesting about this, above and beyond the actual content - which is fascinating in itself - is just the transmission speed. One person makes the FoIA request and posts the results on his blog. 8 days later, it is picked up by the Guardian, then it shows up at the top of reddit.com. It's not novel or new... but I still am awed by this sort of thing. Even 5 years ago, this would be such a foreign idea. Very strange and very interesting in my mind.

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I guess Sadam was a target from the beginning...

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  • I'll never forget where I was on the morning of Sept. 11.

    I was in my car, a 1999 Firebird which I no longer have, on an interstate on my way to work. I heard about the first plane, which at the time was guessed to be an accident, on the Mikey in the Morning show on the now defunct 97.1 KEGL. I thought it was a sick prank, so I changed the station to WBAP 820, just in time for the second plane to hit.

    My words: "Oh shit, we're under attack". And I looked up to scan the skies, as I had no idea how many plan

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