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Need a little something to snuggle up to at night? TTLB has you covered! For a limited time only (I am planning on living forever, but eventually the Universe ends…) TTLB readers can purchase their very own Truth Laid Bear Teddy Bear! The TTLB-TB comes in two editions: the Premium Bear for $15.99 , and […]

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Hostage Rescue (II)

Reminder: This is not a normal war between two nations. It’s a hostage rescue. So don’t be surprised that the hostages aren’t dancing in the streets yet — the bad guys still have guns pointed at their heads, and will, until we thoroughly take down their boss and his core cronies.

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Galeon issues?

Just had a report from a fellow running Galeon who indicates that TTLB doesn’t render correctly using that browser. It’s Unix-only, so I’m not able to test it directly myself. But it would be odd — I use Mozilla myself (Galeon is built on the same rendering engine) and don’t see problems. Anyway, if you’re […]

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Cross-Blog Debate Lives On

Whoah. I’ve been puzzled for some time as to why I’ve continued to get “heat” from the Cross Blog Iraq Debate — lots of folks coming into the site with that as their entry page. I was hampered in figuring this out by the fact that I didn’t have my SiteMeter code on the redirect […]

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The Quality of Mercy

Thought for the night (it’s a dark one — the night, and the thought): Clearly, there are some Iraqis who are willing to sacrifice their own lives to defend the Hussein regime. I submit the following proposition, then: to ensure a safe and stable future for Iraq’s soon-to-be-emerging democracy, is it not wise for Coalition […]

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Command Post: New URL

The Command Post has relocated to its own domain and MoveableType. For now, it can be found here. When the DNS catches up, it will be at http://command-post.org.

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The Corner: Amateur Hour

Michele and Alan at Avocare have set up a new community warblog: Command Central. The idea is “a temporary group weblog, to run the duration of the war. We see it as something akin to The Corner – short posts, lots of links and banter between the posters. ” Yup, sounds like the indie version […]

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Anticipation…

Steve reports he’s on the job. Whole lotta nothing being shown on the teevee now. Lots of talking heads trying to find different ways to say “target of opportunity” over and over again. Hmmm… hey Steve, do you have a deck of cards or something? This could get dull real fast… -NZB PS – An […]

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And so it begins

Looks like it’s on tonight. Or rather, this morning, Iraq time. Could we really be intending to do the first phase of full-scale bombing in daylight? Given all the ‘shock and awe’ talk, I suppose it’s possible. And where the hell’s the usual crew? Bill? Steve? Glenn? Come on, I’m the B-list here, boys, get […]

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Memo to Journalists in Iraq: Get Out

Am I the only one who gets a sinking feeling whenever CNN or MSNBC shows one of their (few remaining) correspondents reporting live from Baghdad? Folks, let me be clear. If by any chance any of you intrepid journalists are reading this humble blog: get the hell out of there. I can do without the […]

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Hostage Rescue

It would seem that today will be the day. I can’t help thinking of this conflict less as a war, in the traditional sense, and more as a hostage rescue. The lunatic has holed up, armed to the teeth and surrounded by innocent bystanders who were unlucky enough to be in the wrong place at […]

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Marduk’s Musings

Please welcome Marduk’s Babylonian Musings to the TTLB adstrip. It’s been a while since we’ve had an actual paying customer, and I’m pleased that Marduk has chosen to sign up, given his illustrious mission statement. He describes his blog as: “An examination of anti-semitism on the web, particularly in its disguise as anti-zionism” Amen to […]

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Iraq Timeline Blog?

Folks – I’ve been accused of being an idea bear, and here I go with another one. But I’m not at all convinced I’ve got the time to deal with it myself, so I’m throwing it open for feedback and volunteers. I’d like to see an Iraq Timeline blog, set up something like this: – […]

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Ecosystem BugFixes

Did some significant rearchitecting on the Ecosystem scripts today, both to improve performance and squash some nasty bugs that were preventing the scans from actually hitting all blogs every day. The major change is that now the process is multi-threaded: ecoscan.php executes a loop which grabs one weblog at a time and spawns an instance […]

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