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December 24, 2007

Oreo 12 24 07 Morning Edition

Filed under: news — jaspar @ 8:05 am

Oreo 12 24 07 Morning Edition

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OREO
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12 24 07 - Morning Edition
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Newsstories of interest:
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** = Important
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MH = Misleading Headline
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1  DISORDER
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Judge overturns Maine law on Rx data
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071222/ap_on_re_us/prescription_privacy
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"new Maine law making doctors' prescription-writing habits
confidential"
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= OFF-LIMITS TO PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY
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Assurances over US biometric data
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http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/7158723.stm
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"will not abuse liberties"
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ASSOLUTELY SO
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Anarchists in the Aisles?\Stores Provide a Stage 
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http://www.nytimes.com/2007/12/24/us/24shopdrop.html
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"reverse shoplifting, shopdropping"
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2  AFRICA
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KENYA
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World's next outsourcing hub: Kenya?
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/csm/20071221/ts_csm/ocallcenter
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"Kenya's large pool of English-speaking graduates."
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3  ASIA
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THE BU$H PLAN (IRAQ)
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Iraq cover-up claims: MPs call for inquiry\UK security firm
accused of failing to pass on intelligence to army in Basra 
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http://www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,,2232039,00.html
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"British security company ArmorGroup"
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FYI:
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ArmorGroup North America in Mclean VA was Kappes' temporary
haven after resigning from the CIA, before being recalled.
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Warnings Unheeded On Guards In Iraq\Despite Shootings, Secur-
ity Companies Expanded Presence
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/12/23/AR2007122302442_pf.html
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Duh: "the Pentagon estimated that 20,000 hired guns worked in
Iraq; the Government Accountability Office estimated 48,000."
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WAY MORE
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THE BU$H PLAN (PAKISTAN)
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U.S. Officials See Waste in Billions Sent to Pakistan
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http://www.nytimes.com/2007/12/24/world/asia/24military.html?hp=&pagewanted=all
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"I wonder if the Americans have not been taken for a ride."
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NEPAL
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Nepal closer to abolishing monarchy
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http://today.reuters.com/news/articlenews.aspx?type=worldNews&storyid=2007-12-24T073408Z_01_DEL262054_RTRUKOC_0_US-NEPAL-MONARCHY.xml
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"but the decision only comes into effect after next year's
elections" [?]
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4 EUROPE
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ROMANIA
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Migrant Romanian workers leave children at home
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http://today.reuters.com/news/articlenews.aspx?type=worldNews&storyid=2007-12-24T080810Z_01_L13664969_RTRUKOC_0_US-ROMANIA-CHILDREN.xml
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NO MORE MASS KIDNAPPINGS
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5  LATAM
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HAITI
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Haiti plea over child abductions
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http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/7158802.stm
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NO MORE MASS KIDNAPPINGS
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6  SUPERPOWER
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U.S. illegal immigrants 'self deport' as woes mount
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http://today.reuters.com/news/articlenews.aspx?type=domesticNews&storyid=2007-12-24T002220Z_01_N21267583_RTRUKOC_0_US-USA-IMMIGRATION-SELFDEPORT.xml
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"Everyone lives in fear of the police stopping you for some
minor infraction" "I want to get as far away from here as
possible."
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In Kentucky’s Teeth, Toll of Poverty and Neglect 
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http://www.nytimes.com/2007/12/24/us/24kentucky.html?hp=&pagewanted=all
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"You get in the habit of keeping your mouth shut if you’re in
public."
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BU$H JOY
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7  $$$$
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Unpaid credit cards bedevil Americans
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071223/ap_on_bi_ge/credit_card_crunch
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"the greatest rise was among accounts more than 90 days in
arrears."
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Traders [?] hit by 'triple whammy'
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ft/20071223/bs_ft/fto122320071755309709
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"Wider spreads mean investors pay more to buy a stock, and
make less when they sell."
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Jean-Claude Trichet transcript
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ft/20071223/bs_ft/fto122320071740309705
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"president of the European Central Bank"
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Dollar's Fall Is Felt Around The Globe\Weakening U.S. Cur-
rency Harms Overseas Markets
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/12/23/AR2007122302441_pf.html
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"the euro surpassed the dollar as the currency with the
largest global circulation."
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