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January 30, 2008

Oreo 01 30 08 Morning Edition

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01 30 08 - Morning Edition
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Newsstories of interest:
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1  DISORDER
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Australian police chief calls for terror case blackout
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http://in.news.yahoo.com/reuters_ids_new/20080130/r_t_rtrs_nl_crime/tnl-australian-police-chief-calls-for-te-0a32fe6.html
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"Australian Federal Police Commissioner...said the public
right to be informed about terrorism investigations should
come second to the ability of security forces to operate
against suspects in secret."
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THE STATE IS SUPREME, THE PUBLIC IS S.O.L
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3  ASIA
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THE BU$H PLAN (PALESTINE)
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No agreement from UN [Security Council] on Gaza situation
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http://au.news.yahoo.com/080130/21/15onl.html
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"After eight days of negotiations, there was no bridging the
divide between the US, a staunch ally of Israel, and Libya,
representing the Arab world."
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NO BRIDGING THE DIVIDE
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THE BU$H PLAN (AFGHANISTAN)
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Afghan [puppet] chief doubts more troops needed
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http://au.news.yahoo.com/080130/2/15onk.html
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"'I am not sure whether deploying more troops would be the
right answer,' Karzai told German newspaper Die Welt."
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BU$H SOB
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India to build Afghanistan's parliament house
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http://in.news.yahoo.com/indiaabroad/20080130/r_t_ians_nl_general/tnl-india-to-build-afghanistan-s-parliam-b9e311f.html
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INDIA HAS JOINED THE SUPERPOWER'S WAR
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THE BU$H PLAN (IRAN)
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Iran: Americans weary of 'cliché Bush'
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http://www.presstv.ir/detail.aspx?id=40906§ionid=351020101
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"We advise the US president to deal with the real issues of
concern for Americans such as...the declining mental health
of US soldiers in Iraq"
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INDIA
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Border row raked up before prime minister's Arunachal visit
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http://in.news.yahoo.com/indiaabroad/20080130/r_t_ians_nl_politics/tnl-border-row-raked-up-before-prime-min-a4b7bec.html
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"The border dispute with China was inherited by India from
British colonial rulers, who hosted a 1914 conference with
the Tibetan and Chinese governments that set the [McMahan
Line] border in what is now Arunachal Pradesh."
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Arunachal Pradesh:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arunachal_Pradesh
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"easternmost state of India." "Special permits called Inner
Line Permits (ILP) are required to enter Arunachal Pradesh
through any of it checkgates on its border with Assam."
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McMahon Line:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McMahon_Line
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JAPAN
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Volunteers lead Japan's bid to maintain global reach
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http://au.news.yahoo.com/080130/19/15on1.html
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"despite a soaring public debt that has choked the country's
funds for 'pocketbook diplomacy' [= public bribery]."
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AFTER ALL THAT ISLAND-HOPPING...
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PAPUA NEW GUINEA
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PNG officials accused over AIDS funds
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http://au.news.yahoo.com/080130/2/15omf.html
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"misappropriating hundreds of thousands of dollars intended
to help Papua New Guinea fight its AIDS epidemic." "Austra-
lia's AusAID...said none of its aid money was misused."
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ASSOLUTELY SO
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Papua New Guinea:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Papua_New_Guinea
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REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES
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MH  Manila slam family planning revoked
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Rather, Manila slum family planning revoked
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http://au.news.yahoo.com/080130/2/15oo6.html
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"Philippines has one of the fastest-growing populations in
Asia with around two million babies born every year." "Pres-
ident...Arroyo...relies on the support of politically power-
ful bishops" "USAID has started phasing out supplies and
plans to end the rest of its donation program in 2008."
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Philippine court rules Estrada can keep millions in assets:
spokesman
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http://au.news.yahoo.com/080130/19/15oms.html
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"Estrada was sentenced to life imprisonment by a special
court last year for massive corruption but subsequently
pardoned and freed by his successor President Gloria Ar-
royo."
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Joseph Estrada:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Estrada
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SRI LANKA
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S.Lanka bombs rebel positions, army blamed for blast
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http://au.news.yahoo.com/080130/15/15oon.html
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After presenting the official story, the newsstory presents
the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam story --sent by way of
email!
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6  SUPERPOWER et al
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Blast shakes east-central Alberta town
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http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/cbc/080129/canada/calgary_castor_explosion
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"Const[able]...Torpe said he believes the damage from the ex-
plosion and fire will be substantial."
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Alberta:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alberta
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Crisis inflicts fresh wounds, UBS cut deepest
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http://sg.biz.yahoo.com/080130/3/4e951.html
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"The Swiss bank posted a 12.5 billion Swiss franc ($11.45
billion) loss for the last three months of 2007"
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January 28, 2008

Oreo 01 28 08 Evening Edition

Filed under: news — jaspar @ 6:40 pm
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Oreo 01 28 08 Evening Edition

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01 28 08 - Evening Edition
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Newsstories of interest:
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1  DISORDER
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Paul Craig Roberts \ "Your Papers, Please!" \ The End of
American Liberty
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http://www.counterpunch.org/roberts01282008.html
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"For three-quarters of a century, the bills passed by Congress
have been authorizations for executive branch agencies to make
laws in the form of regulations."
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COWARD CONGRESS IS NOT ALL THAT NEW
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The East Berlin Tunnel: Whose Ruse? \ In Cold War Spy Games,
a Coup for the CIA Wasn't All It Seemed
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/01/27/AR2008012702378_pf.html
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"Unbeknownst to the CIA, the Soviets had known about the
tunnel all along." "So it was the CIA that was snookered"
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RESOLVED: THE CIA MUST BE ABOLISHED ROOT AND BRANCH
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ROOT includes the Security Council
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Names of Officers in Shooting Released
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/28/nyregion/28cnd-Shooting.html
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"officers...involved in the shooting death of an off-duty
officer"
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Mine Operators Often Go Unpunished for Citations
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/01/27/AR2008012702311.html
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"Preliminary data showed that penalties had not been assessed
against operators for about 4,000 citations the agency issued
between January 2000 and July 2006"
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Mine fines routinely ignored \ MSHA leaders promise reforms
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http://www.sundaygazettemail.com/News/200801260595
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3  ASIA
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THE BU$H PLAN (IRAQ)
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5 US soldiers killed in northern Iraq
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080128/ap_on_re_mi_ea/iraq
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HERE TODAY, GONE TODAY
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Iraqi Resistance Report for events of Sunday, 27 January
2008
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http://www.albasrah.net/en_articles_2008/0108/iraqiresistancereport_270108.htm
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Item 8: US spokesman – amnesty law does not apply to prison-
ers held by occupation forces
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"Laws passed by the puppet regime in Baghdad do not apply to
the US occupation forces that really control the country and
for whom the puppet regime works."
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DOD Wants $70 Billion More for Wars
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/01/28/AR2008012801321.html
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"the money...would be considered an 'emergency allowance'"
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GIMME THE GREEN
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THE BU$H PLAN (AFGHANISTAN)
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NATO Needs More Intel on Afghanistan
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/01/28/AR2008012801922.html
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"There is an increased requirement for intelligence, sur-
veillance and reconnaissance capabilities"
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"DUH" AFTER NEARLY 6 AND 1/2 YEARS
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War in Afghanistan (2001–present):
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_in_Afghanistan_(2001%E2%80%93present)
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THE BU$H PLAN (PAKISTAN)
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U.S. diplomat dies in Pakistan; suicide suspected
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/01/28/AR2008012800843.html
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"an immigration and customs enforcement attache from the De-
partment of Homeland Security."
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HIS REAL JOB ?
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RUSSIAN FEDERATION
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Gorbachev Criticizes Russia Elections
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/29/world/europe/29russia.html
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"London, where...Gorbachev is traveling"
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5  LATAM
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CUBA
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Reflections of President Fidel Castro \ Lula (Part Three)
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http://www.granma.cu/ingles/2008/enero/lun28/reflexion3.html
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Part 1:  Oreo 01 24 08 Evening Edition under LATAM
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Part 2:  Oreo 01 25 08 Evening Edition under LATAM
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6  SUPERPOWER
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Racist Displays Persist at Minn. College [St Cloud State Uni-
versity]
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/01/28/AR2008012801696_pf.html
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"a frightening six-week stretch in November and December when
vandals carved or scrawled more than a dozen swastikas and
other racist images on campus walls, elevators and bathroom
stalls."
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2 Charged in NYC Hate Crime Cases [Ivaylo Ivanov and...]
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/01/28/AR2008012800945.html
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"another man, Pavel Andreenko, in an unrelated [?] case in-
volving the painting of swastikas in two other Brooklyn
neighborhoods last month."
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YOU'RE IN THE SUPERPOWER, LIKE IT OR LEAVE IT
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U.S., Source of Worldwide Economic Instability
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January 28, 2008 - Item 2
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http://www.kcna.co.jp/index-e.htm
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"The main factor of this worldwide economic instability is
generally traced to the sharp rise of the oil price and the
crisis of housing market in the U.S.   But a close scrutiny
reveals that the consequences of the reckless war policy and 
'anti-terrorism war' of the U.S. underlie it."
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Should Bankers Pay for Their Mismanagement? 
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/28/opinion/28mon4.html
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"The subprime strategies...were devised and encouraged at the
very top."
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SEE:
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http://groups.yahoo.com/group/PoliticalEssays/message/963
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Sales of New Homes Fell by 26% in 2007
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/28/business/28cnd-econ.html
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"The housing industry...is in its worst slump in decades"
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Cash-Strapped States Resort to Odd Taxes
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/01/28/AR2008012801741_pf.html
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"in most cases, the taxpayer doesn't even have a say."
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Stimulus Package Will Boost Deficit
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/01/28/AR2008012800164.html
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GIMME THE GREEN
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January 26, 2008

Oreo 01 26 08 Evening Edition

Filed under: news — jaspar @ 5:47 pm
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Oreo 01 26 08 Evening Edition

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01 26 08 - Evening Edition
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1  DISORDER
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Paul Craig Roberts \ The Profile of a Third World Country \
How Bush Destroyed the Dollar
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http://www.counterpunch.org/roberts01272008.html
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"the day when it can no longer borrow will see the government
paying its bills by printing money like a third world banana
republic."
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2  AFRICA
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KENYA
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Mob Violence Is Tearing Kenya Apart
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/27/world/africa/27kenya.html
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BU$H JOY
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ZIMBABWE
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Zimbabwe court orders farmer to leave his land
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http://www.mg.co.za/articlePage.aspx?articleid=330704&area=/breaking_news/breaking_news__africa/
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"About 4 500 white farmers owned a third of the country's
land, including 70% of prime farmland before the government
launched the [redisribution] programme."
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British property tycoon arrested in Zimbabwe
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http://www.sabcnews.com/africa/southern_africa/0,2172,163113,00.html
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"Zimbabwean law prohibits the payment of foreign currency for
local goods and services."
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3  ASIA
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THE BU$H PLAN (PALESTINE)
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Israel’s Experimental Pressure Backfires
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/27/world/middleeast/27mideast.html
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WHO COULD HAVE THOUGHT SUCH A THING?
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Egypt Warns Hamas About Border Violence
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/27/world/middleeast/27gaza.html
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"a growing fatigue with the Palestinian influx"
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LIKE THE FBI'S "FATIGUE" AT MT
CARMEL BEFORE THE INCINERATION
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THE BU$H PLAN (IRAQ)
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Iraqi Resistance Report for events of Friday, 25 January
2008
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http://www.albasrah.net/en_articles_2008/0108/iraqiresistancereport_250108.htm
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US Military Deaths in Iraq at 3,932
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/01/25/AR2008012502897.html
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TIMES 4
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THE BU$H PLAN (AFGHANISTAN)
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DOD: 412 Military Deaths in Afghan Area
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/01/25/AR2008012502963.html
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TIMES 3
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DEMOCRATIC PEOPLES REPUBLIC OF KOREA
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Rodong Sinmun on Strong National Defence Capability
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January 26, 2008 - Item 9
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http://www.kcna.co.jp/index-e.htm
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NUKES ARE NOT THE LAST WORD IN WEAPONRY
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INDIA
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In India's Huge Marketplace, Advertisers Find 'Fair' Sells
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/01/26/AR2008012601057.html
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CASH RACISM
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MYANMAR
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Service personnel to play leading role in pursuit of regional
development, raising living standard of local people, and
peace and stability \ PM makes inspection tour around border
areas in Kachin State, Sagaing Division
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January 26, 2008 - Right column - Item 3
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http://www.myanmar.com/newspaper/nlm/index.html
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"Myanmar is a Union, so all service personnel are to incul-
cate the people with the spirit of adoring other national
races that is of paramount importance for perpetual exis-
tence of the nation, as well as Union Spirit that is true
patriotic spirit with which national brethren live in ha-
rmony sharing joys and sorrows without localism, attachment
to the national race concerned, and dogmatism."
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kachin_State
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"northernmost state"  1989: " the State Law and Order Restor-
ation Council adopted the name 'Union of Myanmar.'  This was
recognised by the United Nations, but [duh] not by the United
States or United Kingdom Governments."
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COLONIALISM CREW
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Names_of_Burma
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5  LATAM
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MEXICO
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Better World March at [World] Social Forum
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http://www.plenglish.com/article.asp?ID=A56A315A-4AA7-4C85-8D85-EBA0BBAC8FAF)&language=EN
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"Another World Is Possible"!  "This year's WSF actions ex-
tended to over 70 cities worldwide, with parallel programs
and events."
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6  SUPERPOWER
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Waving Goodbye to Hegemony [NYT Mag]
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/27/magazine/27world-t.html?pagewanted=all
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"Pentagonize the State Department"
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DUH-DA  DUH-DA  DUH-DA
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Reviewer of Subprime Loans [Clayton Holdings] to Aid Inquiry 
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/27/business/27subprime.html?_r=1&hp=&oref=slogin&pagewanted=all
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"provide evidence...that the banks had detailed information
about the risks posed by subprime mortgages"
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What’s $34 Billion on Wall Street?
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/27/business/yourmoney/27kim.html?pagewanted=all
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"The debacle...brought two of the world’s premier financial
institutions to their knees."
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Building Costs Deal Blow to Local Budgets
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/26/us/26build.html?_r=1&oref=login&pagewanted=all
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"Many of the projects were conceived when money from property,
sales and income taxes was steady and interest rates low"
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DAMN!
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More Hit Cost Limit On Health Insurance\Consumers Forced To
Explore Options
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/01/26/AR2008012601058.html
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"A small but growing number of American families...are learn-
ing the hard way that simply having health insurance is...not
enough." 
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GOLD IS GOD
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January 25, 2008

Oreo 01 25 08 Morning Edition

Filed under: news — jaspar @ 12:29 pm
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Oreo 01 25 08 Morning Edition

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1  DISORDER
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Bush admin. pays Moussaoui tipster $5M
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080125/ap_on_go_ca_st_pe/us_moussaoui_reward
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"Moussaoui recanted his testimony and denied any role in
9/11, saying he lied on the stand because he assumed he
had no chance of getting a fair trial."
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PARDON MOUSSAOUI!
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Judge wants answers on CIA videotapes
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080125/ap_on_go_ca_st_pe/cia_videotapes
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"It was only a matter of time before a court ordered the
government to account for its handling — or mishandling —
of evidence in these cases."
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RESOLVED: THE CIA MUST BE ABOLISHED ROOT AND BRANCH
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Philippine defence department cancels chopper contract
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http://malaysia.news.yahoo.com/afp/20080125/tap-philippines-military-helicopter-prob-5cc1ef8.html
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"for six US-made attack helicopters" "specifications in the
bidding contract had been altered without the department's
consent." "Asian Aerospace Corp...local representative of
McDonnell Douglas"
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Lawyer suggests Vancouver police [didn't] want to publicize
[man's] death 
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http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/080124/national/paul_death_inquiry
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Man?  Frank Paul, an aboriginal.
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Death? "in-custody death"
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THE BU$H PLAN (PALESTINE)
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Israel eyeing large-scale Gaza operation
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http://au.news.yahoo.com/080125/2/15mwf.html
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"'Probably we will find ourselves there,' [Defence {= War}
Minister Ehud] Barak told AP in Davos, Switzerland, where
he is attending the World Economic [?] Forum."
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Egypt begins closing Gaza border, fueling tensions
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http://au.news.yahoo.com/080125/15/15n1c.html
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"using barbed wire and water cannons" "Israeli air strikes...
killed four Palestinian militants in...Gaza town of Rafah"
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Egypt Cheers Films Critical of Police
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http://apnews.myway.com/article/20080125/D8UCQ3M00.html
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The film, 'Heya Fawda' - Arabic for 'It's Chaos' - is a rare,
frank look at police torture, corruption and political oppre-
ssion that rights groups say is widespread in this top U.S.
ally."
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DEEDS ARE THE ACID TEST
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West Bank violence erupts, Gazans stream into Egypt
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[Reuters has replaced this newsstory with "Egypt begins clos-
ing Gaza border, fueling tensions," above.  Last paragraph of
new newsstory retains the substance of the quote below.]
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http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/reuters/080125/world/international_palestinians_israel_dc
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"Jewish settlers shot dead two Palestinians and gunmen killed
an Israeli border policeman in two separate incidents in the
occupied West Bank"
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West Bank:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Bank
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Israeli settlements:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Israeli_settlement
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THE BU$H PLAN (LEBANON)
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Beirut car bomb kills police intelligence officer
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http://au.news.yahoo.com/080125/15/15n1k.html
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"worked for an intelligence unit...close to anti-Syrian [=
pro-Superpower]...leader...al-Hariri." "unit... closely in-
volved in...U.N.-led investigation into the 2005 assassina-
tion of Hariri's father"
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THE BU$H PLAN (IRAQ)
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Army Brutality In Iraq: Report Into Allegations Published
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http://uk.news.yahoo.com/skynews/20080125/tuk-army-brutality-in-iraq-report-into-a-45dbed5.html
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Duh: "It's taken three years for Brigadier Robert Aitken
to produce his 36-page review of claims that UK forces ill-
treated civilian detainees."
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THE BU$H PLAN (AFGHANISTAN)
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Roadside bomb kills 4 [puppet] Afghans from U.S.-led force
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http://au.news.yahoo.com/080125/15/15n0m.html
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[Canadian] Government refuses to answer key questions on
Afghan POWs, cites national security
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http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/080124/national/afghan_cda_detainees
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"government stood behind an army of attorneys and the Canada
Evidence Act"
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THE BU$H PLAN (PAKISTAN)
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Pakistan tests missile, rejects nuclear safety worry
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http://au.news.yahoo.com/080125/15/15n00.html
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Kayani: "Pakistani armed forces were...capable of safeguarding
and securing nuclear assets against all categories of threat."
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ALL?  DEEDS ARE THE ACID TEST
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Government Blasts Musharraf Critics
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http://apnews.myway.com/article/20080125/D8UCQE1O0.html
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"But criticism of Musharraf continued at home" "the police
and rangers are busy beating up civil society in the city
streets" --Masood Sharif, "former head of the Intelligence
Bureau, Pakistan's main domestic intelligence agency"
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US willing to send troops to Pakistan
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080125/ap_on_go_ca_st_pe/us_pakistan_military
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"In an Associated Press interview in January 2002...Gen.
Tommy Franks, who headed the U.S. Central Command at the
time, disclosed a deal with Pakistan allowing U.S. troops
in Afghanistan to cross the border in pursuit of...extremist
leaders."
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INDIA
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Poor frozen out of India's boom
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http://news.scotsman.com/world/Poor-frozen-out-of-India39s.3710625.jp
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"government officials asked for bribes of £2,500 for state
government jobs reserved for Dalits."
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dalit
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"Dalit is the term used in Western countries for the former
'Untouchables'"
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Britain's Brown sets out plan to fix global financial system
[in the Financial Times]
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http://au.news.yahoo.com/080125/19/15mwn.html
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"set to address the Davos event later on Friday morning, and
take part in a round-table discussion in the afternoon."
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and
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Gordon Brown \ Ways to fix the world’s financial system
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http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/2bc2289e-caa2-11dc-a960-000077b07658.html
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EU NEEDS TO KICK OUT UK
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January 23, 2008

Oreo 01 23 08 Morning Edition

Filed under: news — jaspar @ 12:48 pm

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01 23 08 - Morning Edition
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Newsstories of interest:
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** = Important  [in this edition: 1]
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1  DISORDER
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** Study: False statements preceded war
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080123/ap_on_go_pr_wh/misinformation_study
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"hundreds of false statements"
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"part of an orchestrated campaign"
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"led the nation to war under decidedly false pretenses."
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SHALL THESE CRIMES DISAPPEAR IN A LIE-FIX ?
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SHALL THESE CRIMINALS GO FREE ?
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SHALL THESE CRIMES DISAPPEAR IN A LIE-FIX ?
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SHALL THESE CRIMINALS GO FREE ?
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2  AFRICA
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ERITREA
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U.N. Ethiopia/Eritrea force may have to pull back
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http://au.news.yahoo.com/080123/15/15m1k.html
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"the continued presence of UNMEE in Eritrea would be tanta-
mount to occupation."
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UNMEE
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BLUE HELMET GANGRENE
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3  ASIA
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THE BU$H PLAN (PALESTINE)
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Tens of thousands cross downed Gaza wall
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080123/ap_on_re_mi_ea/israel_palestinians
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"explosives destroyed most of the seven-mile wall dividing
the border town of Rafah." "Egyptian border guards took no
action."
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Malaysia urges global community to make Israel lift blockade
on Gaza
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http://malaysia.news.yahoo.com/ap/20080122/tap-as-gen-malaysia-israel-gaza-b3c65ae.html
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"The Palestinians have the right of access to food, fuel and
medicine."
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THE BU$H PLAN (PAKISTAN)
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Retired generals urge President Musharraf to step down
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http://malaysia.news.yahoo.com/ap/20080123/tap-as-gen-pakistan-3rd-ld-writethru-d3b07b8.html
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"Fallon _ the head of the U.S. Central Command and top
commander of American forces in the Middle East _ held
talks in Rawalpindi with [Ashfaq Parvez] Kayani [Chief
of Army Staff]."
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashfaq_Parvez_Kayani
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rawalpindi
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"the military headquarters of the Pakistan Armed Forces"
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NEPAL
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Nationwide fuel protests in Nepal
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http://au.news.yahoo.com/080123/19/15m3y.html
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"Protesters are coming at us from many directions.  They're
throwing stones."
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PEOPLES REPUBLIC OF CHINA
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China to allow banks more markets for client funds
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http://malaysia.news.yahoo.com/rtrs/20080123/tap-china-banks-qdii-c3bb44c.html
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"The China Banking Regulatory Commission said that it had
signed an agreement with Singapore, paving the way for
Chinese banks to invest in stocks and mutual funds in the
city state."
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REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES
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Japan's NTT raises stake in Philippine's PLDT
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http://malaysia.news.yahoo.com/afp/20080122/tap-japan-philippines-telecom-ntt-docomo-5cc1ef8.html
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"to more than 20 percent."
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AFTER ALL THAT ISLAND-HOPPING...
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EUSKAL HERRIA
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Eight arrests in crackdown on Basque nationalists: ministry
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http://au.news.yahoo.com/080123/19/15m50.html
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"Urban violence, or 'kale borroka' in the Basque language"
"mainly hurling molotov cocktails at Spanish state symbols,
sabotage and arson attacks against public transportation"
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MOLDAVA
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Beginning of the Meeting with President of Moldova, Vladimir
Voronin
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http://www.kremlin.ru/eng/text/speeches/2008/01/22/1927_type82914_157648.shtml
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Voronin: "We are gradually moving towards a greater degree
of integration and a genuinely strategic partnership."
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January 21, 2008

Oreo 01 21 08 Morning Edition

Filed under: news — jaspar @ 10:13 am
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01 21 08 - Morning Edition
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Newsstories of interest:
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** = Important
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1  DISORDER
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EV'RYTHING'S OLRIGHT 'ERE, GOV
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Smith 'does not feel safe' in London
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http://uk.news.yahoo.com/epolitix/20080120/tpl-smith-does-not-feel-safe-in-london-0a1c1a1.html
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POOR LIL' PUPPY, AAW
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Firm denies conflict of interest
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http://uk.news.yahoo.com/pressass/20080120/tuk-firm-denies-conflict-of-interest-6323e80_1.html
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"recruitment firm headed by the wife of Work and Pensions
Secretary"
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Man dies after stun gun incident
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http://uk.news.yahoo.com/pressass/20080120/tuk-man-dies-after-stun-gun-incident-6323e80_1.html
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"injuries from the taser gun were 'minimum'"
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Heathrow plane removed from runway
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http://uk.news.yahoo.com/itn/20080120/tuk-heathrow-plane-removed-from-runway-dba1618_1.html
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GOOD MOVE
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Pentagon and Contractors One Happy Family?
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http://www.ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=40844
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"Cambone [now of QinetiQ North America]...helped create the
very  office [Counter-Intelligence Field Activity] that is-
sued the contract [to QNA]"
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"q" is pronouced "k"
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RCMP debunks claims Canada dumping 'extreme ecstasy' into
U.S. market 
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http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/080120/national/us_cda_ecstasy
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Black House Office of National Drug Control Policy news re-
lease "is 'cherry-picking data' to blame Canada."
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3  ASIA
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THE BU$H PLAN (AFGHANISTAN)
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1 NATO soldier killed, 5 wounded in southern Afghanistan blast
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http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/080121/world/afghan_violence
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"one attack over the weekend struck a NATO patrol, killing
one soldier and wounding five others"
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THE BU$H PLAN (PAKISTAN)
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Pakistan militants blow up trucks carrying supplies for Afghan
coalition 
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http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/080121/world/pakistan
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"blew up three trucks carrying provisions for coalition forces
...in the latest of several attacks on a key supply line for
the troops"
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BHUTAN
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Four bombs shake Bhutan, ahead of vote
	
http://au.news.yahoo.com/080121/2/15l86.html
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In the early 1990s "More than 100,000 ethnic Nepalis - a
Hindu minority in Bhutan - fled or were forced to leave by
authorities who wanted to impose Buddhist culture across
the country."
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INDIA
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India launches Israeli satellite: report
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http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/afp/080121/world/india_israel_space_satellite
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"launch...had been kept secret because of its 'geopolitical
sensitivity'"
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INDIA IS JOINING PUPPET-ISRAEL'S WAR
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just as it has joined The Superpower's war against Afghani-
stan: see "Indian road engineers," Oreo 01 03 08 Evening Edi-
tion)
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BJP mum as fringe Hindu group targets media
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http://in.news.yahoo.com/indiaabroad/20080121/r_t_ians_nl_politics/tnl-bjp-mum-as-fringe-hindu-group-target-a4b7bec.html
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"protesting against an...opinion poll...conducted by the TV
channel, asking its viewers to name their candidates  for
Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian honour.  The list
included painter M.F. Husain"
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FOLLOWING UP:
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1) Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rashtriya_Swayamsevak_Sangh
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"Organizations which are inspired by the Rashtriya Swayamsevak
Sangh's ideology refer themselves as the members of the Sangh
Parivar."
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2) Sangh Parivar:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sangh_Parivar
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and
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3) Community website for the well wishers of Sangh Parivar:
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at which,
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"My Bharat Ratna goes to the unsung jawan"
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http://www.sanghparivar.org/my-bharat-ratna-goes-to-the-unsung-jawan
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"The secularists are the most sadistic people on this earth.
In a poll on Bharat Ratna, they have included a Hindu hater
M F Hussain"
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so,
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5) M. F. Husain:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M_F_Husain
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"in 1998 Husain's house was attacked by Bajrang Dal" --which
is a member organization of Sangh Parivar
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PEOPLES REPUBLIC OF CHINA
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China vows to end violence by urban inspectors
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http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/afp/080121/world/china_rights_inspectors_beating
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"Violently implementing the law...is in a way the same as
trampling on the spirit of the law."
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SERBIA
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Nationalist wins first round of Serb president vote
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http://au.news.yahoo.com/080120/15/15l05.html
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"setting up a run-off with the pro-Western incumbent"
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UK
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Stolen UK tractors sold in Australia
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http://au.news.yahoo.com/080121/2/15l99.html
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"They have even stolen seized equipment back from the police"
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See "Timber Thieves Strike at Heart of Lands Held Dear," Oreo
01 20 08 Evening Edition.
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HOW TO GET AROUND THE CREDIT CRUNCH
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5  LATAM
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VENEZUELA
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Relatives of Farc hostages request President Chávez to keep
his mediator role
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http://www.abn.info.ve/go_news5.php?articulo=117192&lee=17
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"group of eight relatives of Farc hostages arrived Friday
in Venezuela"
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7  $$$$
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Stocks fall in Asia as Bush plan disappoints
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http://au.news.yahoo.com/080121/19/15l73.html
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"too little, too late or too predictable"
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Leaders head for Davos as chilly winds whip world economy
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http://uk.news.yahoo.com/afp/20080120/tbs-davos-economy-5268574_1.html
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"begins Wednesday"
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January 19, 2008

Oreo 01 19 08 Evening Edition

Filed under: 1 — jaspar @ 5:15 pm
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OREO
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01 19 08 - Evening 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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** Canada removes U.S., Israel from torture watchlist
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/01/19/AR2008011901074.html
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"responding to pressure"
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AT ONE TIME CANADA WAS AN INDEPENDENT COUNTRY
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Lawyers for Detainee [Majid Khan] Refer In Filing to More CIA
Tapes
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/01/18/AR2008011803347.html
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"Attorneys for a former detainee at a secret CIA prison said
...that intelligence officials had falsely claimed in public
statements that his interrogations were not videotaped"
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RESOLVED: THE CIA MUST BE ABOLISHED ROOT AND BRANCH
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(ROOT includes the Security Council)
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Native Hawaiians Reach Land Agreement
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/01/18/AR2008011803907.html
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"land that belonged to the Kingdom of Hawaii before the United
States took control a century ago"
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Lawyer Reveals Secret, Toppling Death Sentence
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/19/us/19death.html?pagewanted=all
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"prosecutors had committed brazen misconduct by coaching a
witness"
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3  ASIA
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THE BU$H PLAN (PALESTINE)
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Patrick Seale\The Political Bankruptcy of George W. Bush
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Article Listing - 1/15/2008
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http://www.patrickseale.com/
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THE BU$H PLAN (IRAQ)
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Iraqi Resistance Report for events of Friday, 18 January
2008
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http://www.albasrah.net/en_articles_2008/0108/iraqiresistancereport_180108.htm
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Item 5: US aircraft drop massive [10,000 pound] bombs on
‘Arab Jabbur again
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"19 bombs of the GBU-31 type"
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CARPET BOMBING, CLUSTER BOMBING, MASS TERROR
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Why does Johnny come marching homeless?
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080119/ap_on_re_us/homeless_on_the_homefront
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"People come back from war different."
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4 [puppet] soldiers, 3 civilians wounded in mortar attack in
Mosul 
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http://66.111.34.180/look/english/article.tpl?IdLanguage=1&IdPublication=4&NrArticle=66609&NrIssue=2&NrSection=1
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INDIA
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Iron Castes \ Though Illegal, Bias Based on India's Ancient
Pecking Order Persists.  But a Few Schools Are Opening Doors
to Dreams
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/01/19/AR2008011901079_pf.html
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"the reality is that the consequences of the caste system can
be seen everywhere."
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UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
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Gulf States Broaden Contacts Beyond US
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http://apnews.myway.com/article/20080119/D8U94ADG2.html
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"France...will become the only Western country other than the
U.S. to have a permanent defense facility in the Gulf."
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POLAND
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Polish Town Leery of US Missile Defense
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http://apnews.myway.com/article/20080119/D8U959D00.html
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"The main fear is that the area will become a target for re-
taliation" 
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WHO WOULD EVER HAVE THOUGHT OF SUCH A THING?
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RUSSIAN FEDERATION
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Russia: could use nuclear weapons
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080119/ap_on_re_eu/russia_military
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"We do not intend to attack anyone, but we consider it neces-
sary for all our partners in the world community to clearly
understand...that to defend the sovereignty and territorial
integrity of Russia and its allies, military forces will be
used, including preventively, including with the use of nuc-
lear weapons."
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Russia rejects U.S. excuse for missile shield
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http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2008-01/19/content_7452320.htm
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"The Americans are still trying to persuade us of the need
for this.  We do not take their arguments seriously."
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6  SUPERPOWER
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Bob Herbert\Good Jobs Are Where the Money Is
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/19/opinion/19herbert.html
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"the way to put money into the hands of working people is to
make sure they have access to good jobs at good wages.  That
has long been known, but it hasn’t been the policy in this
country for many years."
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7  $$$$
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** An Oil Quandary: Costly Fuel, Costly Calories 
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/19/business/worldbusiness/19palmoil.html?hp=&pagewanted=all
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"Many of the hardest-hit victims of rising food prices are in
the vast slums that surround cities in poorer Asian nations."
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Foreigners Buy Stakes in the U.S. at a Record Pace 
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/20/business/20invest.html?hp=&pagewanted=all
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"the United States is now on sale at discount prices."
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U.S. To Saudis: Please Pump More Oil!
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http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2008/01/19/world/main3731620.shtml
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WHAT PART OF "NO" DON'T YOU UNDERSTAND?
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January 18, 2008

Oreo 01 18 08 Morning Edition

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01 18 08 - 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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Bomb threat closes World Bank offices
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http://au.news.yahoo.com/080109/2/15gwj.html
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"to close all World Bank group leased and owned buildings in
Washington on Friday"
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UK aiming to curb terrorists on internet
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http://au.news.yahoo.com/080118/2/15kc6.html
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"But how? And who would do the removing? Smith did not go
into details"
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SMITH'S BROWNOSING BROWN
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2  AFRICA
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THE BU$H PLAN (SOMALIA)
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Top US envoy for Africa meets Somaliland leader
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http://au.news.yahoo.com/080118/19/15kem.html
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"A former British protectorate, Somaliland united with the
Italian Somalia in 1960. But the region unilaterally broke
away five months after Barre was ousted in 1991."
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Somaliland
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THE BU$H PLAN (PALESTINE)
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Israel orders Gaza crossings closed
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http://au.news.yahoo.com/080115/2/15j7j.html
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"Israeli towns near Gaza continue to reel under Palestinian
rocket barrages." "Airstrikes and pinpoint ground operations
have killed hundreds of Gaza militants, and full-blown in-
vasions have caused widespread casualties and damage - but
none of the measures have stopped the rocket fire for long."
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THE BU$H PLAN (PAKISTAN)
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US watching strategy to root out militants
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http://in.news.yahoo.com/ani/20080118/r_t_ani_wl_us/twl-us-watching-strategy-to-root-out-mil-37e466c.html
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Quoting State Department spokesman McCormack: "We have a
strategy that we continually review with respect to the
Federally Administered Tribal Areas, which includes North
and South Waziristan.  So, it's something that is occupy-
ing quite a bit of our time at the State Department, De-
partment of Defence [= War] as well as the White House."
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GETTING READY TO INVADE PAKISTAN
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INDIA
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Navies of Asia Pacific Nations meet at Andamans
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http://in.news.yahoo.com/ani/20080118/r_t_ani_nl_general/tnl-navies-of-asia-pacific-nations-meet-99cbaa1.html
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Andamans?
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andaman_Islands
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Asia Pacific Nations?
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Australia, Bangaladesh, Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar,
New Zealand, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Viet Nam
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Tibetans happy to hold fest in land of Gandhi [in Gujarat
state]
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http://in.news.yahoo.com/indianexpress/20080118/r_t_ie_nl_politics/tnl-tibetans-happy-to-hold-fest-in-land-0058794.html
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Central Tibetan Administration?  Duh: Central Tibetan Admin-
istration of His Holiness the Dalai Lama
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Government_of_Tibet_in_Exile
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IMPERIAL INDIA
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One hurt in mystery 'explosion' near [Delhi] IIT
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http://in.news.yahoo.com/indianexpress/20080118/r_t_ie_nl_politics/tnl-one-hurt-in-mystery-explosion-near-i-0058794.html
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IIT flyover?  Indian Institute of Technology annual technical
festival
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_Institutes_of_Technology
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Godrejs host Rushdie, anger Muslims
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http://in.news.yahoo.com/reuters_ids_new/20080117/r_t_rtrs_nl_features/tnl-godrejs-host-rushdie-anger-muslims-14e6d93.html
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"Godrej Industries Ltd...posted a net profit of $15.94 mil-
lion in 2006-07."
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INDONESIA
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Prosecutor won't probe Timor's PM
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http://au.news.yahoo.com/080118/2/15kgm.html
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"allegations are 'too political.'"
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REPUBLIC OF KOREA
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SKorean court grants [2] Falungong members refugee status:
official
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http://au.news.yahoo.com/080118/19/15kdk.html
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"rejected similar petitions filed by 30 other people"
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Note: "spreading the sect in South Korea."
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THAILAND
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Thai official claims Al Qaeda funding Muslim separatists
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http://au.news.yahoo.com/080118/19/15kga.html
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"but the prime minister swiftly said any support is only
ideological."
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Swiftly?  Before The Superpower uses idle-talk as excuse to
land Marines.  See map of Thailand at:
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BULGARIA - RUSSIAN FEDERATION
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Russia and Bulgaria: the Long-Standing Tradition of Friend-
ship and Today’s Challenges
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http://www.kremlin.ru/eng/text/speeches/2008/01/17/0823_type104017_156930.shtml
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and
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Energy deals take centre stage in Putin's trip to Bulgaria
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http://au.news.yahoo.com/080118/19/15kdp.html
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7  $$$$
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Panicked Asian investors dump stocks on US fears
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http://au.news.yahoo.com/080118/19/15kej.html
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January 15, 2008

Oreo 01 15 08 Evening Edition

Filed under: news — jaspar @ 9:57 pm

Oreo 01 15 08 Evening Edition

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OREO
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01 15 08 - Evening 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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Design flaw cited in bridge collapse
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080115/ap_on_go_ot/bridge_collapse_ntsb
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Design flaw?
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THERE ARE NO DESIGN FLAWS IN THE SUPERPOWER
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Transit Panel Urges Gas Tax Increase
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http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=D8U6CPS83&show_article=1
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"National Surface Transportation Policy and Revenue Study
Commission is the first to recommend broad changes after
the devastating bridge collapse in Minneapolis"
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Gas tax increase?
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THERE ARE DESIGN FLAWS IN THE SUPERPOWER
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Supreme Court Rules Against Investors in Securities Fraud Case
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/01/15/AR2008011501329.html
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"most important financial case of the year"
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But!
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THERE ARE NO DESIGN FLAWS IN THE SUPERPOWER
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Tax Breaks Sweeten Countrywide Purchase
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/01/14/AR2008011402584.htm
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"Bank of America...will be able to offset part of its own
taxable income with the losses Countrywide ran up before
being acquired."
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Ach!
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THERE ARE DESIGN FLAWS IN THE SUPERPOWER
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Panel Delays Testimony By Former CIA Official\Immunity Sought
in Inquiry Over Tapes
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/01/14/AR2008011403266.html
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IMMUNITY OR IMPUNITY?
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Oversight for Iraq War Contracts Shifts
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/01/15/AR2008011501737.html
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"from a troubled procurement office in Kuwait to an Army
organization in Illinois"
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NO TRACES LEFT NOW
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3  ASIA
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THE BU$H PLAN (PALESTINE)
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Abbas condemns Israeli offensive on Gaza [in Gaza City]
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http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2008-01/15/content_7427895.htm
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"What happened today is a new lesson and we hope the Pales-
tinian negotiators will learn the lesson and stop the negoti-
ations immediately."
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A new lesson?  ONE OF THOUSANDS AND THOUSANDS.
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THE BU$H PLAN (LEBANON)
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Attack on US vehicle in Beirut kills 3
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080115/ap_on_re_mi_ea/lebanon_explosion
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"just ahead of a farewell reception for the American ambassa-
dor"
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THE HINT
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THE BU$H PLAN (IRAQ)
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Iraqi Resistance Report for events of Monday, 14 January
2008
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http://www.albasrah.net/en_articles_2008/0108/iraqiresistancereport_140108.htm
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Item 5: Resistance fighters burn trucks used to haul goods
for American invader forces; giving drivers one last chance
“to come to their senses” and not deliver goods to “crusa-
ders” again
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1 Dead in Explosion at N.J. [aluminum castings] Plant
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/01/15/AR2008011501941.html
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"Also on Tuesday, a fire was reported at a chemical plant in
west Louisville"
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Protecting Mesopotamian Riches from U.S. ’Mobs and Humvees’
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http://heyetnet.org/en/content/view/2447/1/
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"U.S. commanders shamelessly claim that their heavy tanks,
helicopter pads and barracks are based in Babylon in order
to protect this crown of Mesopotamian capitals."
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Note: Babylon is not Baghdad.
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Basra's Sheiaba Refinery Ablaze
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http://heyetnet.org/en/content/view/2440/1/
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"Explosions, which could be either explosive charges or
Katyusha rockets, were heard before the fire broke out"
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Oil refinery fire wounds 10
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http://66.111.34.180/look/english/article.tpl?IdLanguage=1&IdPublication=4&NrArticle=66184&NrIssue=2&NrSection=1
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THE BU$H PLAN (PAKISTAN)
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Militants Escape Control of Pakistan, Officials Say 
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/15/world/asia/15isi.html?pagewanted=all
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EXCUSES, EXCUSES
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4 EUROPE
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POLAND
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Poland's Defense Minister in Washington
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/01/15/AR2008011502192.html
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"his country's insistence on U.S. security aid in exchange
for hosting U.S. missile defense interceptors."
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EXTORTION
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5  LATAM
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CUBA
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President of Brazil begins official visit to Cuba
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http://www.granma.cu/ingles/2008/enero/mar15/President-of-Brazil.html
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"Brazil is Cuba’s second-largest trading partner in the region"
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BU$H SOB
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ECUADOR
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Ecuadorian president to report to the nation
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http://www.granma.cu/ingles/2008/enero/mar15/Ecuadorian.html
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"the president considers extensive investment in social sec-
tors as more important [than GDP growth]."
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BU$H SOB
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GUATEMALA
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Alvaro Colom inaugurated as new president of Guatemala
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http://www.granma.cu/ingles/2008/enero/mar15/Guatemala.html
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"Those who have the least will now be prioritized."
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BU$H SOB
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MEXICO
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Spate of Police Commander Murders in Mexico
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/16/world/americas/16mexico.html?_r=1&oref=login
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"More than 160 police officers, federal agents and soldiers
have been killed, among them at least a dozen high-ranking
commanders."
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THE HINT
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6  SUPERPOWER
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High oil prices tough on economy: Bush
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/01/15/AR2008011501266.html
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OH, BU$H, YOU'VE BEEN CAUGHT IN A TRUTH
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7  $$$$
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Citi loses almost $10B, slashes dividend
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080115/ap_on_bi_ge/citigroup
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Slashes dividend?
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THE GREAT TRUMPET IS ANNOUNCING THE END
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Chinese and U.S. Demand Drives Commodities Surge 
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/15/business/worldbusiness/15commodities.html?pagewanted=all
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"entering its sixth year with no end in sight." "absolutely
a fundamental change in the global economic structure."
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Merrill Lynch to Get $6.6 Billion
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http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/business/AP-Merrill-Lynch.html
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"The Korean Investment Corp., Kuwait Investment Authority
and Mizuho Corporate Bank will receive a special class of
stock for their combined $6.6 billion investment."
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THAT'S THE TROUBLE WITH PUPPETS
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THEY DO NOT ALWAYS STAY PUPPETS
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Consumer Spending Down Sharply
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http://biz.yahoo.com/ap/080115/economy.html?.v=7
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"for all of 2007, wholesale prices rose by 6.3 percent. It
was the biggest annual increase in 26 years."
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January 13, 2008

Oreo 01 13 08 Morning Edition

Filed under: news — jaspar @ 1:37 pm

Oreo 01 13 08 Morning Edition

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OREO
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01 13 08 - Morning Edition
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Newsstories of interest:
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** = Important  [see below]
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MH = Misleading Headline
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1  DISORDER
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INDONESIA
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Indonesia's rusting infrastructure stymies growth
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http://au.news.yahoo.com/080113/15/15ic4.html
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"lack of funding in the wake of the Asian financial crisis"
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UP FROM THE MEMORY HOLE:
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http://www.aseansec.org/4010.htm
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Joint Comminuque The 30th ASEAN Ministerial Meeting
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24 - 25 July 1997
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"International Currency Manipulation 
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"38. The Foreign Ministers expressed serious concerns over
well coordinated efforts to destabilise ASEAN currencies for
self-serving purposes, thus threatening the stability of all
ASEAN economies."
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Well-coordinated efforts?  THE SUPERPOWER
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Self-serving purposes?  WALL STREET
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WHO SAYS WE SHOULD GIVE UP THE DEATH SENTENCE?
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McConnell weighs in on waterboarding
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080113/ap_on_go_ca_st_pe/terrorist_interrogation
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"intelligence chief says waterboarding 'would be torture'
if used against him"
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THE PERFECT SANITY OF INSANITY
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War Torn\Across America, Deadly Echoes of Foreign Battles 
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/13/us/13vets.html?_r=1&hp=&oref=slogin&pagewanted=all
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"A series of articles and multimedia about veterans of the
wars in Iraq and Afghanistan who have committed killings,
or been charged with them, after coming home."
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NOTHING CAN GO WRONG, NOTHING!
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For retailers, a sad saga of security gaps
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http://www.philly.com/inquirer/local/pa/main_line_delaware/delaware/20080113_For_retailers__a_sad_saga_of_security_gaps.html
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"less-than-honorable discharge from the Marines" "wasted no
time stealing the cash once he got the keys or combinations"
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2  AFRICA
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SOUTH AFRICA
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S Africa's new [African National Congress] chief calls for
unity
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http://au.news.yahoo.com/071218/2/15aus.html
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NOTE: "Mbeki's term ends in 2009"
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3  ASIA
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THE BU$H PLAN (AFGHANISTAN)
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Two Dutch soldiers killed in Afghanistan
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http://au.news.yahoo.com/070423/2/137jy.html
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"Since their mission began last year, 14 Dutch troops have
[duh] died."
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Taliban attack kills 8 police in southern Afghanistan; sui-
cide bomber kills 1
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http://malaysia.news.yahoo.com/ap/20080113/tap-as-gen-afghan-violence-4th-ld-writet-d3b07b8.html
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THE BU$H PLAN (PAKISTAN)
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Many Pakistanis see government hand in Bhutto death
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http://au.news.yahoo.com/080113/15/15iek.html
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"government agencies or government-allied politicians"
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FOLLOWING CIA ORDERS
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KAZAKHSTAN
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ArcelorMittal CEO 'summoned' to Kazakhstan after deadly mine
blast
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http://malaysia.news.yahoo.com/afp/20080112/tts-kazakhstan-mining-accident-blast-com-c1b2fc3.html
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"ArcelorMittal uses coal from the mines to feed its Temirtau
iron and steel mill in Karaganda"
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INDIA
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Indian PM [Manmohan Singh] arrives in China for talks
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http://au.news.yahoo.com/080113/19/15idi.html
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"India-China relations have today transcended their bilateral
dimension and have acquired global and strategic significance."
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AH, SO!
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MALAYSIA
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High-level Malaysian inquiry looms for video alleging judicial
corruption
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http://malaysia.news.yahoo.com/ap/20080113/tap-as-gen-malaysia-judicial-scandal-b3c65ae.html
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"video...allegedly shows a prominent lawyer brokering...ap-
pointment of top judges."  "widely available on the Inter-
net"
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PEOPLES REPUBLIC OF CHINA
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China chemical plant explosion kills 5, injures 32
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http://au.news.yahoo.com/080113/15/15ien.html
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"sulfur powder exploded and caused the fire"
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UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
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French firms eye two UAE nuclear plants: report
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http://au.news.yahoo.com/080113/15/15iem.html
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"France has already signed civilian nuclear development
accords with Libya and Algeria"
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4 EUROPE
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GEORGIA
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Thousands rally in Georgia against Saakashvili
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http://malaysia.news.yahoo.com/afp/20080113/twl-georgia-vote-opposition-protest-4bdc673.html
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"Saakashvili...pro-Western reformer who led a popular revolt
in 2003 but whose popularity has waned because of continued
high levels of poverty."
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5  LATAM
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Chavez offers to help end Colombia conflict
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http://au.news.yahoo.com/080113/19/15ici.html
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"opening session of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela's
inaugural congress."
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7  $$$$
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Africa Israel raises $201 mln in bond sale
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http://malaysia.news.yahoo.com/rtrs/20080113/tbs-africaisrael-bonds-955c2a1.html
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"controlled by billionaire Lev Leviev"`
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