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December 22, 2007

Oreo 12 22 07 Morning Edition

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Oreo 12 22 07 Morning Edition

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OREO
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12 22 07 - Morning Edition
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Newsstories of interest:
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** = Important  [in this edition: 2]
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MH = Misleading Headline
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1  DISORDER
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** 9/11 Panel Study Finds That C.I.A. Withheld Tapes 
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http://www.nytimes.com/2007/12/22/washington/22intel.html
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"the agency...made a conscious decision to impede the Sept.
11 commission’s inquiry."
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WE ARE WHO WE SAY WE ARE
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** FBI Prepares Vast Database Of Biometrics - $1 Billion Pro-
ject to Include Images of Irises and Faces
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/12/21/AR2007122102544_pf.html
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"In an underground facility the size of two football fields"
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YOU ARE WHO WE SAY YOU ARE
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Police suspend use of discredited DNA test after Omagh acquit-
tal
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http://www.guardian.co.uk/Northern_Ireland/Story/0,,2231403,00.html
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"low copy number DNA"
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Belgium frees jailbreak suspects
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http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/7157235.stm
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"for lack of evidence after 24 hours in custody."
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Tax Dollars Squandered By Air Force?
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http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2007/12/21/eveningnews/main3640606.shtml
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"Half of what's on order isn't needed, either!"
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Lucent Agrees to Pay Fines for China Dealings
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/pcworld/20071221/tc_pcworld/140768
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"$2.5 million in fines"
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IRS says Fedex owes $319 mln in back taxes: filing
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http://today.reuters.com/news/articlenews.aspx?type=businessNews&storyid=2007-12-22T023037Z_01_N21296160_RTRUKOC_0_US-FEDEX-IRS.xml
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"independent contractors should be reclassified as employees
for tax purposes"
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Tent city in suburbs is cost of home crisis
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http://today.reuters.com/news/articlenews.aspx?type=domesticNews&storyid=2007-12-21T191142Z_01_N18506821_RTRUKOC_0_US-USA-HOUSING-SOCIAL.xml
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"sprang up in July with 20 residents and now numbers 200
people, including several children"
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THE SUPERPOWER HATES ALL, EVEN ITS OWN
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Three disciplined over Mel Gibson's 2006 arrest
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http://today.reuters.com/news/articlenews.aspx?type=domesticNews&storyid=2007-12-22T022037Z_01_N21296199_RTRUKOC_0_US-GIBSON-ARREST.xml
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"create[d] a perception of preferential treatment"
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4 EUROPE
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UK
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Blair called for BAE inquiry to be halted
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http://www.guardian.co.uk/baefiles/story/0,,2231496,00.html?
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BAE = BAE Systems ("global defence [= war] and aerospace
company")
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RUSSIAN FEDERATION
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Excerpts from Transcript of State Council Meeting on
Implementation of the President’s 2007 Address to the
Russian Federation Federal Assembly
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http://www.kremlin.ru/eng/speeches/2007/12/19/1143_type82912type82913_155288.shtml
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Meeting with Directors of Toyota Motor Corporation
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http://www.kremlin.ru/eng/speeches/2007/12/21/1215_type84779_155292.shtml
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5  LATAM
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PETROCARIBE
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Chavez extends oil largesse at Caribbean summit
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http://today.reuters.com/news/articlenews.aspx?type=worldNews&storyid=2007-12-22T034708Z_01_N21276403_RTRUKOC_0_US-ENERGY-VENEZUELA-PETROCARIBE.xml
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"We have begun to create a new geopolitics of oil that is not
at the service of the interests of imperialism and big capita-
lists."
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GUATEMALA
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Gunmen kill Guatemala lawmaker near tourist resort
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http://today.reuters.com/news/articlenews.aspx?type=worldNews&storyid=2007-12-22T034825Z_01_N21286062_RTRUKOC_0_US-GUATEMALA-KILLING.xml
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"Last year, some 6,000 people were murdered in a country with
a population of 13 million."
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7  $$$$
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Banks abandon plan for Super-SIV
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http://today.reuters.com/news/articlenews.aspx?type=businessNews&storyid=2007-12-22T002359Z_01_WEN3141_RTRUKOC_0_US-FINANCIAL-SUPERSIV.xml
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"Master Liquidity Enhancement Conduit (M-LEC)"
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Goldman's Blankfein gets $67.9 million bonus
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http://today.reuters.com/news/articlenews.aspx?type=businessNews&storyid=2007-12-22T032107Z_01_WEN3148_RTRUKOC_0_US-GOLDMANSACHS-BLANKFEIN.xml
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FBR to Buy Back Stock, Forgo Paying Dividend
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/12/21/AR2007122102177.html
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THE GREAT TRUMPET IS ANNOUNCING THE END
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Comments?  Email:
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