Dear World:

The United States of America, your quality supplier of ideals of liberty and
democracy, would like to apologize for its 2001-2008 service outage.

The technical fault that led to this eight-year service interruption has been
located, and the parts responsible for it were replaced Tuesday night, November
4. Early tests of the newly-installed equipment indicate that it is functioning
correctly, and we expect it to be fully functional by mid-January.

We apologize for any inconvenience caused by the outage, and we look
forward to resuming full service — and hopefully even to improving it in
years to come.

Thank you for your patience and understanding,