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Our fund raising round was not successful.  As a result, IDB will be going off line and into cold storage.  If our competitors should stumble, I may re-active the site in the future but for now, we're turning out the lights.

I had planned to go off-line on April 4th.  Due to some important and unplanned changes in our maintenance schedule, I am now bumping that up to next Tuesday morning, March 27th, 2018.  PM 'admin' if you need to reach me. 

You should use the next 5 days to find a new home for your community.

Running IDB has been fun over the years and I hope you enjoyed your time here as well.  Sincerely,  Paul

P.S. News on IDB Funding -- this is now on it's own page to clean up the site a bit.

from elsewhere

After 911, a law was passed authorizing the president to use military power WITHOUT CONGRESS VOTING ON IT...to go after terrorists. Only ONE Congress person voted against that law in 2001, BARBARA LEE. Since then, every single year...she puts forth a repeal toward that law. And every year...NOBODY votes with her, agrees with her, adopts her proposal, or assists her in any way. Not any DEMOCRAT, not THE BLACK CAUCUS, not any INDEPENDENT, or REPUBLICAN.

Every military action Obama ever did...was done under this old law. Practically every action Bush 43 did, was done under this law. But with people having serious concerns over Trump and his mental state, temperament, and connections to foreign adversaries...all of a sudden...after 17 years of this woman standing BY HERSELF against the entire world....her proposal to repeal that law was passed by the House Appropriations Committee on June 29th.

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