Brave New World Order

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Fri, 30 Dec 2005 13:00:00 GMT
From bovard:
"I think I'll have to reread Brave New World. Or is this the Brave New World Order?" -- Faith Jacobs

# Karl-Heinz Gerstenberger at The Albany (NY) Times Union - Bush and Patriot Act repeating history? - a man who was there points out the parallels between Hitler's Germany and modern-day Amerika.

Hitler was legally elected to the German Reichstag (Parliament) in 1932 and selected chancellor (leader) of Germany by the Reichstag in 1933. At the time there was much unrest and turmoil (terrorism) in German towns and cities. Hitler and his party convinced the Reichstag (think Congress) that special laws (think Patriot Act) were needed to protect the German citizens from terrorism.

Using these special powers the Hitler government indeed restored law and order in Germany as well as arresting and jailing their political opponents. They did this quite legally and the Germans woke up one day with a dictator.

Think it can't happen here? The Germans didn't think so either in 1933.

# Jim Bovard - Elective Dictatorship & Lese Majeste - the Busheviks are all upset because the Fourth District Court won't let King Bushnev do whatever he wants with Jose Padilla. Good for them. [bovard]

# ForumulaOne "is a constraint logic programming (CLP) system for the development of applications. The design preserves and incorporates the best features of the previous generations of logical programming languages. FormulaOne is a compiler with an integrated development environment, including a built-in editor and linker. FormulaOne's compact grammar and powerful set of mechanisms for pattern matching, backtracking and advanced data structures give it surprisingly powerful techniques for handling problems involving symbolic computations. FormulaOne's syntax leads to programs that are clear, concise and well structured. The power of symbolic computation allows the FormulaOne programmer to work at a higher level of abstraction, being concerned more with the nature of the program's function and less with the "nuts and bolts" of how it will be accomplished."

Their examples include programs to solve Einstein's puzzle and Sudoku, each of which runs in under a second on my laptop. Kule. Windows 2000 or XP only. Not kule. [google]

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