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February 28, 2008

Oreo 02 28 08 Morning Edition

Filed under: news — jaspar @ 9:06 am

Oreo 02 28 08 Morning Edition

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OREO
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02 28 08 - Morning Edition
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Newsstories of interest:
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MH = Misleading Headline  [in this edition:  ]
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1  DISORDER
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New Orleans homeless pushed into barrack
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080227/ap_on_re_us/katrina_homeless
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"[Lou Banfalvi, project director at the New Orleans Mission]
said he is unsure the facility that offers only meals and
overnight stays to about 120 people can really help a homeless
population that has doubled to 12,000 since Katrina struck in
August 2005."
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NO TERRORISM
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The true cost of war [interview with Joseph Stiglitz re new
book]
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http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/feb/28/iraq.afghanistan
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"In figures
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$16bn 
The amount the US spends on the monthly running costs of the
wars in Iraq and Afghanistan - on top of regular defence [=
war] spending 
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$138 
The amount paid by every US household every month towards
the current operating costs of the war 
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$19.3bn 
The amount Halliburton has received in single-source con-
tracts for work in Iraq 
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$25bn 
The annual cost to the US of the rising price of oil, itself
a consequence of the war 
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$3 trillion 
A conservative estimate of the true cost - to America alone
- of Bush's Iraq adventure.  The rest of the world, includ-
ing Britain, will shoulder about the same amount again 
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$5bn 
Cost of 10 days' fighting in Iraq 
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$1 trillion 
The interest America will have paid by 2017 on the money
borrowed to finance the war 
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3% 
The average drop in income of 13 African countries - a
direct result of the rise in oil prices.  This drop has
more than offset the recent increase in foreign aid to
Africa"
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True cost?
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P-A-R-T
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RCMP officer who lured women while on duty has been ordered
to resign
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http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/080227/national/rcmp_sex
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"had sex on the job and used his uniform to draw dates"
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3  ASIA
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THE BU$H PLAN (PALESTINE)
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Pro-Israel evangelical leader [John Hagee] endorses McCain
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http://uk.news.yahoo.com/rtrs/20080228/tpl-uk-usa-politics-mccain-87aac06.html
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Hagee?  "best known for his...writings on the Middle East,
where he envisions a blood-soaked clash between East and
West leading to the return of Jesus Christ."
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DOA
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THE BU$H PLAN (PAKISTAN)
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Blast in Pakistan kills up to 12 people [, wounds 6]
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080228/ap_on_re_as/pakistan_explosion
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"The cause of the explosion was not immediately clear."
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"Pakistan says it does not allow U.S. forces to operate
on its territory."
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"However, unmanned American Predator aircraft have apparent-
ly fired missiles at suspected militant targets on several
occasions in recent years."
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THIS IS AN ITEM ON THE SUPERPOWER'S RAPSHEET
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INDIA
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Economic Survey: farm growth to slow to 2.6 pct in 07/08
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"survey said boosting farm growth was vital for...domestic
price stability in the light of hardening international
prices of food, fuels and edible oils."
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and
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Land-grab in Gujarat border zone
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"Gujarat CID [Criminal Investigation Department] said the
land-grabbers connived with officials to submit forged
documents to claim land the size of 30 Melbourne Cricket
Grounds on the outskirts of Bhuj."
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Gujarat [with map]:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gujarat#Agriculture
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Bhuj [with map]:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bhuj
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Melbourne Cricket Ground:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melbourne_Cricket_Ground
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AND
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Rahul [Gandhi] asks PM [Singh] to improve rural job scheme
[National Rural Employment Guarantee Act]
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http://in.news.yahoo.com/indiaabroad/20080228/r_t_ians_nl_politics/tnl-rahul-asks-pm-to-improve-rural-job-s-a4b7bec.html
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"According to the CAG [Comptroller and Auditor General]
report, 97 percent of rural households in India did not
receive the 100 days of employment promised under NREGA."
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PEOPLES REPUBLIC OF CHINA
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** Taiwan marks [February 28,] 1947 massacre anniversary
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http://au.news.yahoo.com/080228/19/15zl5.html
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"February 28 massacre came following riots sparked when a
Kuomintang inspector beat a female vendor [Lin Jian-Mai] in
Taipei for selling untaxed cigarettes.  Chiang [Kai-shek]
-- then fighting a civil war against Mao Zedong's communists
in China -- ordered nationalist [= Kuomintang] forces from
the mainland to crack down on the riots which were spreading
across Taiwan, and a killing spree ensued.  The massacre re-
mained taboo for decades under Chiang's rule." "It was not
until 1995 that then KMT president Lee Teng-hui made the
first official apology.  Parliament later agreed on compen-
sation for the victims and made February 28 an official hol-
iday [Peace Memorial Day!]."
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228 Incident:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/228_Incident
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"The initial purge was followed by repression under one-
party [KMT] rule, in what was termed 'white terror,' which
lasted until the end of martial law in 1987."
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THIS IS AN ITEM ON THE SUPERPOWER'S RAPSHEET
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REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES
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Macapagal accused of anti-graft breaches [by former Philip-
pine senator]
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ft/20080228/bs_ft/fto022720081919080430
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"challenges prevailing notions about the extent of a sitting
president's immunity from legal action"
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SRI LANKA
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Sri Lanka rebels say [govt] troops ambush, kill 8 civilians
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http://au.news.yahoo.com/080228/15/15znh.html
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"'Two Claymore attacks by Sri Lankan deep penetration units
within five hours...killed eight civilians,' the Tigers said
in an emailed statement, referring to mines used as roadside
bombs to often devastating effect."
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M18A1 Claymore Antipersonnel Mine:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M18A1_Claymore_Antipersonnel_Mine
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THIS IS AN ITEM ON THE SUPERPOWER'S RAPSHEET
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4 EUROPE
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UK
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New police anti-extremist strategy
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http://uk.news.yahoo.com/pressass/20080228/tuk-new-police-anti-extremist-strategy-6323e80.html
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"[40-page document] speaks of a 'pressing need' to develop
relationships between the police and the education sector
'at every level' with regard to preventing violent extrem-
ism."
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DEAR PARENT, I TURNED IN YOUR BRAT TO THE COPS
TODAY.  NO MORE NOTES HOME.  AIN'T THAT GREAT!
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and
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School sealed off over suspect packages
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http://uk.news.yahoo.com/rtrs/20080228/tuk-uk-britain-edinburgh-package-fa6b408.html
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"A box containing packets labelled 'strontium', 'radium' and 
'plutonium' was found in a cupboard in a language school"
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5  LATAM
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VENEZUELA
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Colombian rebels [Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia]
release 4 hostages
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080228/ap_on_re_la_am_ca/venezuela_colombia_hostages
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[1] "The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia...has pro-
posed trading
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[2] some 40 high-value captives — including former Colombian
presidential candidate Ingrid Betancourt and three U.S.
defense [= war] contractors —
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[3] for hundreds of imprisoned guerrillas.
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6  SUPERPOWER
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Google enters underwater cable business | Readies $300m cable
from US to Japan
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http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/02/28/google_announces_unity_cable/
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7  $$$$
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2 more Vancouver condo projects in receivership
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http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/cbc/080227/canada/vancouver_bc_condosintrouble
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"leaving dozens of purchasers in limbo."
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Wilmar [largest palm oil trader] Q4 jumps, but wary on high
palm oil prices
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http://www.reuters.com/article/marketsNews/idINSIN6434420080228?rpc=611&sp=true
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"Palm oil prices...have...risen 27 percent this year."
"while plantations and refining businesses were benefit-
ing, high palm oil prices have started to slow down
consumption growth."
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DAMN DIALECTICS
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Palm oil:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palm_oil
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February 26, 2008

Oreo 02 26 08 Morning Edition

Filed under: news — jaspar @ 8:13 am

Oreo 02 26 08 Morning Edition

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02 26 08 - Morning Edition
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Newsstories of interest:
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** = Important  [in this edition: 1 ]
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MH = Misleading Headline  [in this edition:  ]
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1  DISORDER
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__DIRTY WAR__
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THAILAND
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** Thai Prime Minister Provokes Outcry by Denying [October
6,] 1976 Massacre of Students
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The Cronicle of Higher Education 02 29 08 page A 30
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http://chronicle.com/weekly/v54/i25/25a03001.htm
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"The prime minister, Samak Sundaravej, was Thailand's deputy
interior minister at the time of the bloody attack on Thamma-
sat University." 
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"After Bangkok's mayor issued a free-fire order, the troops
stormed the university."
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"A government report issued after the killings found that at
least 46 people had died and 3,000 had been arrested."
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See Paul M Hadley's The King Never Smiles: A Biography of
Thailand's Bhumibol Adulyadej (Yale University Press, 2006).
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History of Thailand since 1973:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Thailand_since_1973#A_return_to_military_rule
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"Rightist elements began to demand a 'cleansing killing' of
the students and on October 6, 1976 the army unleashed the
paramilitaries, and used the resultant orgy of violence, in
which hundreds of students were tortured and killed, to sus-
pend the constitution and resume power.
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"Immediately after the incident, an amnesty was issued to
prevent any of those responsible for the massacre from com-
ing to justice."
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Internet censorship in Thailand:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_censorship_in_Thailand
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Internet Censorship in Thailand:
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https://wikileaks.be/wiki/Thailand
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or
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http://88.80.13.160/wiki/Wikileaks
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then enter "Thailand" in search box
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Florida cops taser naked old timer [with photo of victim]
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http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/02/26/cops_taser_bloke/
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"a solid tasering to a 65-year-old man"
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Solid?  "cops tasered him twice."
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3  ASIA
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THE BU$H PLAN (AFGHANISTAN)
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6 killed in Afghan blast
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080226/ap_on_re_as/afghan_violence
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"five [puppet] policemen"
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INDIA
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DU students protest as ABVP vandalise Arts dept
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http://in.news.yahoo.com/indiabroadcast/20080226/r_t_ibn_nl_general/tnl-du-students-protest-as-abvp-vandalis-3a4f8c1.html
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Details:

1) ABVP = Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad = All-India
Students' Council = spinoff from Rashtriya Swayamsevak
Sangh = National Volunteers' Organisation
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2) "Originally, the RSS was formed by members of the upper
caste Brahmin community." But now: "All our best attended
shakhas are in the poor areas"...
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Got that?  OK:
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"Delhi University was swarming with police personnel on
Monday as the students group, ABVP, went on a rampage in
the Arts Faculty to protest against what they termed 'ob-
jectionable material' in the BA Programme."
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"a fortnight ago, ABVP had similarly staged a demonstra-
tion in front of the V-C's [= Vice-Chancellor's] office
against parts of the history syllabus of the BA Programme,
which they said made objectionable references to the Rama-
yan and its characters."
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THE REAL WORLD DOES NOT EXIST.
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HOW CONVENIENT FOR THE RULERS.
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US Defence Secy to meet Advani, discuss N-deal
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http://in.news.yahoo.com/indiabroadcast/20080226/r_t_ibn_nl_general/tnl-us-defence-secy-to-meet-advani-discu-3a4f8c1.html
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"Gates is in town and is meeting the UPA leadership on
Tuesday." "his crucial meeting with BJP strongman L K
Advani [is] on Wednesday."
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Lal Krishna Advani:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L_K_Advani
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Bharatiya Janata Party:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BJP
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United Progressive Alliance:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Progressive_Alliance
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The Superpower's war secretary will be passing out sweets:
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"Expansion of US-India defence cooperation and boosting mili-
tary sales are also expected to figure prominently in Gates'
talks with Indian leaders."
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REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES
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Calls for Arroyo to quit amid corruption allegations
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http://au.news.yahoo.com/080226/21/15yn6.html
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"A new impeachment complaint against the President has been
filed in congress, following...Arroyo's admission that she
knew about corruption in a telecom deal before she signed
it."
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THAILAND
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Thai Parliament chief found guilty of fraud
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http://au.news.yahoo.com/080226/21/15ymy.html
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"Thailand's Election Commission...ruled...new Speaker of
the House of Representatives, Yongyuth Tiyapairat, was
guilty of bribing officials in December's election."
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4 EUROPE
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RUSSIAN FEDERATION
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Speech at Official Reception celebrating Defender of the
Fatherland Day 
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"We do not threaten anyone and have no intention of using
force to achieve our aims.  We have no need to impose our
will on other peoples.  But today’s world contains many
worrying threats and challenges and a strong military capa-
bility and strong army therefore remain the guarantee of
Russia’s national security and continued development, and
on the global level, act as a factor in ensuring interna-
tional stability."
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"I want to stress that Russia has no intention of letting
itself be dragged into an arms race, but the development of
military infrastructure around our country and the potential
threats to our security oblige us to take suitable steps in
response."
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February 22, 2008

Oreo 02 22 08 Morning Edition

Filed under: news — jaspar @ 9:34 am

Oreo 02 22 08 Morning Edition

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02 22 08 - Morning Edition
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Newsstories of interest:
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** = Important  [in this edition: 1]
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MH = Misleading Headline  [in this edition:  ]
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1  DISORDER
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__ABRAMOFF SPECIAL__
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Ex-Ohio lawmaker Ney in halfway house
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080221/ap_on_re_us/ney_prison
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"earned about nine months off his original sentence [2 1/2
years] because he completed an alcohol treatment program."
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NYC [noose] prof accused of plagiarism keeps job
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080221/ap_on_re_us/columbia_noose
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"lengthy investigation uncovered numerous instances in which
she used others' work without attribution in papers she pub-
lished in academic journals over the past five years."
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2  AFRICA
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CHAD
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[50] Irish Soldiers Head To Chad
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http://uk.news.yahoo.com/skynews/20080222/tuk-irish-soldiers-head-to-chad-45dbed5_1.html
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"further 400 Irish soldiers will be deployed" "tasked with
ending a rebel insurgency."
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IRELAND HAS SHOT ITSELF IN THE FOOT AGAIN
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3  ASIA
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THE BU$H PLAN (IRAQ)
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** Kurdish troops surround Turks in worst confrontation yet in
Iraq 
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/mcclatchy/20080222/wl_mcclatchy/2857147
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"when Turkish troops in tanks and armored vehicles left one
of five bases they've had in Iraq since 1997 and moved to
control two main roads in Dohuk province"
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FIVE TURK MILITARY BASES IN IRAQ SINCE 1997
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AUSTRALIA
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Australia to withdraw EBRD stake - government sources
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http://au.biz.yahoo.com/080222/19/1m8y8.html
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_First_
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European Bank for Reconstruction and Development:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EBRD
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_Second_
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Takes back the euros "in early 2010, when the EBRD halts
investment in seven eastern European countries that joined
the European Union in 2004"
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_Third__
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Australia plans "to re-direct funding closer to home, to
impoverished smaller neighbours like East Timor and the
Solomon Islands."
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_Fourth_
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IMPERIAL AUSTRALIA
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INDIA
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Five Indian children [in Bihar] die after eating holy
offerings
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http://asia.news.yahoo.com/080222/3/3fkng.html
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"and 96 other people have fallen seriously ill" "Most of
those taken sick are also children."  "In a similar inci-
dent in 2004, 11 children died after eating prasad at a
different village temple in Bihar."
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Prasad:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prasad
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INDIA HAS SHOT ITSELF IN THE FOOT AGAIN
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MALAYSIA
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Malaysian bloggers warned being monitored: report
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http://asia.news.yahoo.com/080222/afp/080222031235hightech.html
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"The government has previously threatened that bloggers could
be punished under draconian internal security laws which pro-
vide for detention without trial."
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4 EUROPE
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GERMANY
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Swiss banking body apologises for "Gestapo" remark
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http://asia.news.yahoo.com/080222/3/3fkih.html
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"comparing methods used by German authorities in pursuing
tax evaders with those of the Nazi-era state police"
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SERBIA
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List of US Embassy Attacks
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080221/ap_on_re_eu/us_embassy_attacks_list
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7  $$$$
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Japan posts largest trade deficit in two years
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http://asia.news.yahoo.com/080222/afp/080222062728top.html
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"US-bound exports shrank and oil import costs swelled"
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February 20, 2008

Oreo 02 20 08 Morning Edition

Filed under: news — jaspar @ 8:42 am

Oreo 02 20 08 Morning Edition

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02 20 08 - Morning Edition
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Newsstories of interest:
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1  DISORDER
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Teens who watch wrestling take more health risks
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080219/hl_nm/teens_wrestling_health_dc
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"researchers believe that children can become desensitized
by violence in movies, TV and video games --particularly
when those portrayals downplay the consequences of violence.
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A steady dose of media violence may also influence young
people's perceptions, priming them to take other people's
words and actions as hostile and to react aggressively."
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OUR BOYS (OUR GIRLS)
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Newspaper Association of America Spent $1.6 Million on Lobby-
ing in 2007
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http://ca.biz.yahoo.com/ap/080219/newspaper_association_lobbying.html?.v=1
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"The organization also paid $300,000 during the year to
lobbying firms Brownstein, Hyatt & Farber and Covington
&Burling LLP."
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3  ASIA
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THE BU$H PLAN (IRAQ)
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Australia says troops' job done in Iraq
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http://uk.news.yahoo.com/rtrs/20080220/tts-uk-iraq-australia-ca02f96_1.html
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"would leave behind two maritime surveillance aircraft and
a warship helping patrol offshore oil facilities, as well as
a small force of security and headquarters liaison troops"
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Three U.S. troops die as Australia says ”Iraq job done”
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http://www.albawaba.com/en/news/222568
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THE BU$H PLAN (IRAN)
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Russian Gas Giant Gazprom Signs Oil, Gas-Production Deal
With Iran
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http://ca.biz.yahoo.com/ap/080219/russia_iran_oil.html?.v=1
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"Iran's giant South Pars is being developed in 24 phases and
is expected to produce 751 million cubic meters of natural
gas a day when completed by 2014."
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South Pars / North Dome Gas-Condensate field:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Pars_/_North_Dome_Gas-Condensate_field#South_Pars
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THE BU$H PLAN (PAKISTAN)
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Musharraf's future: Loss of face or new phase?
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http://in.news.yahoo.com/indiabroadcast/20080220/r_t_ibn_wl/twl-musharraf-s-future-loss-of-face-or-n-5eb9bf6.html
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Mostly blah-blah BUT "the 'war on terror' has largely been
seen as Bush's war and US wanted the world to see it as Pak-
istan's ar."
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MYANMAR
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Myanmar citizens with foreign husbands barred from domestic
politics
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http://asia.news.yahoo.com/080220/5/singapore329891.html
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"and whose children are not Myanmar nationals" "this eli-
gibility criteria has been around since 1974 and would be
carried forward in the new Constitution"
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PAPUA NEW GUINEA
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Papua New Guinea Attorney General Criticises Nation's Leaders
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http://au.news.yahoo.com/080218/3/15ve8.html
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"Massive corruption...causing the majority of people to live
in poverty while a handful live like Hollywood stars and own
properties here and abroad"
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REPUBLIC OF KOREA
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Seven [soldiers] killed in SKorea army helicopter crash:
ministry
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http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5iJ06DvJ6sTvi9geVYMcHAy-8SsXQ
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4 EUROPE
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RUSSIAN FEDERATION
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Beginning of the Meeting with President of Algeria Abdelaziz
Bouteflika
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http://www.kremlin.ru/eng/text/speeches/2008/02/19/2348_type82914_160545.shtml
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Putin: "Algeria is the world's fourth largest gas exporter.
You know that Russia is also one of the largest exporters.
And it is essential that we are in contact with Algeria on
energy issues.  Especially since this year Algeria is chair-
ing OPEC."
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UK
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Reuters, from pigeons to multimedia merger
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http://uk.news.yahoo.com/rtrs/20080219/tbs-uk-reuters-thomson-chronology-b99ff97_1.html
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"chronology of key moments in Reuters history"
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Thomson-Reuters:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomson-Reuters
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7  $$$$
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More Americans Raiding 401(k)s For Cash \ People Tapping
Retirement Accounts To Make Ends Meet; Withdrawals Carry
Risks 
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http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2008/02/19/national/main3849967.shtml?source=RSSattr=U.S._3849967
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"defaulted loans and hardship withdrawals are taxed as
income and are subject to a 10 percent penalty if the
worker is under 59½ years old."
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High Grain Costs Force Smaller Hog Herd
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http://ca.biz.yahoo.com/ap/080219/smithfield_foods.html?.v=1
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"Smithfield currently raises 18 million market hogs a year."
"will produce 800,000 to 1 million fewer market hogs"
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Russia bans grain exports to Belarus, Kazakhstan until Apr. 30
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http://en.rian.ru/russia/20080218/99515513.html
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"The need for grain intervention [first] arose when grain
prices reached a record level of 6,300 rubles ($250) per
metric ton of class 4 wheat and 5,700 rubles ($226) per
metric ton of forage fodder in July 2007."
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1 metric ton =  2,205 pounds
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Why European governments dare not let banks fail
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http://uk.reuters.com/article/fundsNews/idUKNOA93627020080219?feedType=RSS&feedName=fundsNews&rpc=452&sp=true
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"fear that a bank failure at the height of a global credit
crisis could set off a cataclysmic chain reaction."
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February 17, 2008

Oreo 02 17 08 Morning Edition

Filed under: news — jaspar @ 10:09 am

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OREO
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02 17 08 - Morning Edition
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Newsstories of interest:
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** = Important  [in this edition: 4]
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MH = Misleading Headline  [in this edition:  ]
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1  DISORDER
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** CIA set up 12 bogus companies mostly in Europe after 9/11:
report
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http://au.news.yahoo.com/080217/19/15v0w.html
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"[CIA] agents posed as employees of investment banks,
consulting firms or other fictitious enterprises with
no apparent ties to the US government."
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and
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** CIA's ambitious post-9/11 spy plan crumbles
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http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-intel17feb17,0,1331775,full.story
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"case officers -- the CIA's term for its overseas spies"
Usually "they pose as U.S. diplomats or employees of anoth-
er government agency."  While "the agency has used non-
official cover throughout its history, the newer front
companies were designed to operate on a different scale."
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This particular struggle about which way to go was one part
of the larger factional infighting under Goss: "The issue
became came so divisive that the agency's then-director...
tapped the official then in charge of the CIA's European
division, Rolf Mowatt-Larssen, to lead an in-house review
of the [new] NOC strategy.  Mowatt-Larssen sided with critics
of the approach and began pulling the plug on the companies
before he left the agency to take a senior intelligence post
at [duh] the Department of Energy"
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SEE "Factionalism At The Top" in three parts:
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http://groups.yahoo.com/group/PoliticalEssays/message/748
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http://groups.yahoo.com/group/PoliticalEssays/message/751
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http://groups.yahoo.com/group/PoliticalEssays/message/790
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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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THE BU$H PLAN (IRAQ)
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US admits it fired on anti-Qaeda fighters in Iraq
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http://au.news.yahoo.com/080217/19/15v1v.html
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"US commanders say there are now around 130 such [collabora-
tor] groups across Iraq totalling about 80,000 volunteers,
80 percent of them Sunni Muslims and the remainder Shiite."
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THE BU$H PLAN (PAKISTAN)
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** Pakistan's poorest have no faith in polls or leaders
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http://uk.news.yahoo.com/rtrs/20080217/tpl-uk-pakistan-election-scavengers-87aac06_1.html
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"We are not expecting any change in our life whoever comes
to power.  We are Pakistanis, but they don't even consider
us to be human beings."
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FACTBOX - Pakistan's legislative elections
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http://uk.news.yahoo.com/rtrs/20080217/tpl-uk-pakistan-election-factbox-87aac06_1.html
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INDIA / NEPAL
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Breakfast in Nepal, lunch in India, daily
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http://in.news.yahoo.com/hindustantimes/20080217/r_t_ht_nl_features/tnl-breakfast-in-nepal-lunch-in-india-da-6b6720b.html
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"millions of people...cross this border every day."
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and
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Not quiet on northern front
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http://www.hindustantimes.com/StoryPage/StoryPage.aspx?id=3e7d9b11-7278-4bd2-b618-ce8193cabe57
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and
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Maoists redefining border stretches
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http://www.hindustantimes.com/StoryPage/StoryPage.aspx?id=6684708e-8658-48e3-bf38-cc6b98d65f3e
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IMPERIAL INDIA
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INDIA
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'People looking beyond UPA'
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http://in.news.yahoo.com/hindustantimes/20080217/r_t_ht_nl_politics/tnl-people-looking-beyond-upa-b610e63.html
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"The Leader of Opposition was speaking to business leaders
at the annual general meeting of the Federation of Indian
Chambers of Commerce and Industry" "Advani also told indus-
try leaders his party had 'consistently followed a policy
of supporting private enterprise'"
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Lal Krishna Advani:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Advani
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"senior leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party, which has
named him as its Prime Ministerial candidate for the
General Elections due in May 2009."
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National Democratic Alliance (India) [NDA]:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Democratic_Alliance_%28India%29
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United Progressive Alliance [UPA]:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Progressive_Alliance
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"the present ruling coalition of political parties"
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KUWAIT
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Qatar urges end to [international] unilateralism
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http://www.kuna.net.kw/NewsAgenciesPublicSite/ArticleDetails.aspx?id=1884719&Language=en
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"Qatari Prime Minister and Foreign Minister...called for an
end to international unilateralism, double-standard policies,
lack of transparency and use of force."
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It sounds like he's slamming The Superpower.
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And where were these fine words uttered?  At "the U.S.-Islam-
ic World Forum"
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So what else had the Qatar PM/FM have to say?
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"Palestine, Iraq, Lebanon, Iran's nuclear standoff and others
are still the key source of tension and mistrust, he said."
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He's not really slamming The Superpower, he's letting it off
the hook.
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AH, WHAT SLY DOGS THEY ARE!
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MALAYSIA
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Facts and figures about Malaysia's general elections
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http://malaysia.news.yahoo.com/ap/20080213/tap-as-gen-malaysia-elections-facts-and-b3c65ae.html
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and
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Malaysian opposition aiming for seismic shift at the polls
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http://au.news.yahoo.com/080217/19/15v1j.html
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"in 2004 the coalition seized 90 percent of the seats with
just 64 percent of the vote."
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The coalition?
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Barisan Nasional:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barisan_Nasional
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Politics of Malaysia:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Politics_of_Malaysia
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REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES
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Arroyo cabinet urged to resign
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http://au.news.yahoo.com/080217/2/15v3l.html
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"50 former top Philippine government officials, including
a one-time head of the central bank, have urged...Arroyo's
cabinet to resign over a multi-million dollar corruption
scandal."
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5  LATAM
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__DIRTY WAR__
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MEXICO
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** Putting a spotlight on the massacre of 1968 in Mexico City
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http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/latinamerica/cl-et-mexcenter16feb16,1,1044237.story
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"The new Centro Cultural Universitario Tlatelolco hopes to
shed light on an event that has been shrouded in secrecy."
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An event?
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"gaining size and strength all that summer, the student-led
protests culminated on the evening of Oct. 2, when thousands
massed in the Plaza of the Three Cultures" "bloodshed began
when troops creeping in among the [Aztec] ruins converged on
the protesters, and snipers began shooting down on the plaza
from the surrounding buildings."
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Shrouded in secrecy?  Much of the truth is known!
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Official Report Released on Mexico's "Dirty War" \ Government
Acknowledges Responsibility for Massacres, Torture, Disappear-
ances and Genocide \  National Security Archive Electronic
Briefing Book No. 209 \  Posted - November 21, 2006
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http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB209/index.htm#informe
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Historical Report to the Mexican Society - 2006 in 12 chapters.
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"The report by the Office of Special Prosecutor Ignacio
Carrillo Prieto, named by President Vicente Fox in 2002 to
investigate past human rights crimes, accuses three Mexican
presidents of a sustained policy of violence targeting armed
guerrillas and student protesters alike, including the use of
'massacres, forced disappearance, systematic torture, and
genocide.'  The report makes clear that the abuses were not
the work of individual military units or renegade officers,
but official practice under Presidents Díaz Ordaz (1964-1970),
Echeverría (1970-1976) and López Portillo (1976-1982)."
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February 14, 2008

Oreo 02 14 08 Morning Edition

Filed under: news — jaspar @ 12:36 pm
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02 14 08 - Morning Edition
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Newsstories of interest:
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** = Important  [in this edition:  ]
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MH = Misleading Headline  [in this edition:  ]
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1  DISORDER
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Alaska Diocese to File for Bankruptcy
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/A/ALASKA_SEXUAL_ABUSE?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-02-13-22-51-18
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Why?  "negotiations to settle sexual abuse claims failed"
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Mom Exonerated After 13 Years in Prison
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/M/MOTHER_EXONERATED?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-02-13-22-38-17
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"It was in reviewing evidence for the upcoming [re]trial
that the prosecution's forensics experts made the stunning
find that the girl died of 'acute cocaine intoxication' and
was not slain"
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Bush to Visit 5 Countries in Africa
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/B/BUSH_AFRICA?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-02-13-21-47-52
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"But the continent's turmoil and trouble are not expected
to be Topic A for the president."
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Why not?  THE CIA'S GOT THAT WRAPPED UP
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2  AFRICA
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CHAD
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France says transported munitions to Chad army
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http://au.news.yahoo.com/080214/15/15u7a.html
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THE BU$H PLAN (AFGHANISTAN)
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Afghan Snipes Risk UK Support
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/B/BRITAIN_AFGHANISTAN?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-02-13-23-01-11
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"Criticism aimed at Britain...by Afghanistan's [puppet]
government threatens to undermine [British] public back-
ing for military action [= aggression]"
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KILL KARZAI IS WHAT'S MEANT
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THE BU$H PLAN (PAKISTAN)
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Bomb blast kills 3 Pakistani troops
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http://www.presstv.ir/detail.aspx?id=43072§ionid=351020401
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"at least"
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INDIA
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Andhra [Pradesh] assembly revokes legislators' suspension
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http://in.news.yahoo.com/indiaabroad/20080214/r_t_ians_nl_politics/tnl-andhra-assembly-revokes-legislators-a4b7bec.html
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Suspended "for...demand[ing] adoption of a resolution
seeking separate statehood to Telangana region"  "the
speaker called in marshals to physically lift the mem-
bers out of the house."
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Telangana Rashtra Samithi:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telangana_rashtra_samiti
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Telangana [with maps]:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telangana
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Ministers concerned over media reporting of Mumbai violence
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http://in.news.yahoo.com/indiaabroad/20080214/r_t_ians_nl_politics/tnl-ministers-concerned-over-media-repor-a4b7bec.html
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"day after Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thack-
eray was arrested on charges of inciting ethnic hatred and
then bailed out." "Thackeray's supporters attacked north In-
dians - a euphemism for migrants from Bihar and Uttar Pradesh
- calling them 'outsiders.'"
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See Oreo 02 08 08 Morning Edition - "Raj's moves unimpeded,
police unwilling to arrest him" which includes 5 wikipedia
references.
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INDONESIA
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Australia Flexes Muscles Following Coup Bid
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http://www.ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=41192
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"speaks volumes about how East Timor’s large southern neigh-
bour sees its role in the fledgling nation and the region."
"talk about the arc of insecurity in the Melanesian region."
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IMPERIAL AUSTRALIA
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PEOPLES REPUBLIC OF CHINA
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Accusations fly in China/US spy row
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http://au.news.yahoo.com/080214/21/15u7b.html
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"Everyone is getting sick of allegations like this on the
part of the United States."
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THE EVIL PEOPLE LOVE DOG-VOMIT
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4 EUROPE
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UK
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Education 'too driven by economic goals'
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http://uk.news.yahoo.com/pressass/20080214/tuk-education-too-driven-by-economic-goa-6323e80_2.html
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"treating school pupils as if they were business products
to be managed rather than children to be educated"
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Piffle, cry the educrats.  "This depressing view of educa-
tion is simply not one that we recognise."
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5  LATAM
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VENEZUELA
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Rodríguez Chacín calls the Metropolitan Police to fight
against paramilitarism
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http://www.abn.info.ve/go_news5.php?articulo=120092&lee=17
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"paramilitarism is a criminal practice conceived by Wash-
ington" "they operate in groups of two or three people."
"especially at the poorest sectors."
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Note: "the Metropolitan Police transfer from the Caracas
Mayor's Office to the Ministry of the People's Power for
Interior and Justice."
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6  SUPERPOWER et al
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Marine Jet Crashes in North Carolina 
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/H/HARRIER_CRASH?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-02-13-22-45-52
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Duh: "after it lost engine power"
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RCMP slammed for storing secret files on Canadians
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http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/cbc/080213/canada/canada_rcmp_privacy
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well-named "database of criminal intelligence information" &
ill-named "database about national security investigations"
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CLASSIFICATION MUST BE ABOLISHED ROOT AND BRANCH
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(That includes, duh, privatization)
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Owner in disbelief after Vancouver restaurant set on fire
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http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/cbc/080213/canada/vancouver_vancouver_blast
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"When something such as gasoline ignites in the air, it makes
a huge explosion." "At least five businesses were damaged by
the explosion"
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7  $$$$
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[Indian] Govt raises prices of petrol, diesel
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http://in.news.yahoo.com/reuters_ids_new/20080214/r_t_rtrs_nl_features/tnl-govt-raises-prices-of-petrol-diesel-14e6d93.html
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February 12, 2008

Oreo 02 12 08 Morning Edition

Filed under: news — jaspar @ 8:22 am

Oreo 02 12 08 Morning Edition

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OREO
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02 12 08 - Morning Edition
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Newsstories of interest:
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** = Important  [in this edition: 3]
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MH = Misleading Headline  [in this edition:  ]
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3  ASIA
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AUSTRALIA
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** Butter under lock and key as prices soar
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http://au.news.yahoo.com/080212/19/15t9m.html
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"Its price has gone from 100 boxes being worth 6,000 or 7,000
dollars...now it's worth 20,000 dollars."
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and
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** Australia probes soaring food prices
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http://sg.biz.yahoo.com/080212/1/4ek12.html
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"Australia's official government forecaster has predicted
that total winter grain production in 2007-08 will be down
by a third from 37 million tonnes to 25.6 million tonnes as
farmers battle the worst dry spell in a century."
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THE FOOD TRUMPET IS ANNOUNCING THE END
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INDONESIA
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Timor deployment failed: [East Timor] army chief
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http://au.news.yahoo.com/080212/2/15t8m.html
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"Given the high number of international forces present in
East Timor, in particular within the capital, how is it pos-
sible that vehicles transporting armed people have entered
the city and executed an approach to the residences of the
president...and the prime minster without having been
detected?"
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PRECISELY BECAUSE THE CAPITAL IS OVERUN WITH
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IMPERIAL AUSTRALIAN TROOPS
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REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES
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** Philippine rice farmers fed up, sell up
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http://malaysia.news.yahoo.com/afp/20080210/tap-philippines-food-prices-inflation-ri-5cc1ef8.html
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"once-rich farmland gives way to the developers, adding fur-
ther pressure to a staple cereal crop consumed by half the
world's population." World-wide "the price of rice has more
than doubled over the past six years."
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THE FOOD TRUMPET IS ANNOUNCING THE END
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SINGAPORE
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Singapore budget to tackle 25-yr high inflation
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http://malaysia.news.yahoo.com/rtrs/20080212/tap-singapore-economy-budget-c3bb44c.html
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"woo the rich with tax cuts, while trying to sooth the poor
with handouts to cope with 25-year high inflation."
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THE PERFECT SANITY OF INSANITY
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4 EUROPE
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EMIRATE OF CAUCASUS
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Chechen Resistance Executes Captured Russian
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February 11, 2008 - 5th item from bottom
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http://www.rferl.org/newsline/1-rus.asp
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and
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Mujahideen execute Russian mercenary
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http://kavkazcenter.com/eng/content/2008/02/08/9323.shtml
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"I also want to address murtaddin [puppet police] and say:
don't create a shield between us and kuffar.  Although it
brings much joy to Russian invaders, we will kill you, in
order to hit them.  Leave your job, change your mind, or
else it will be too late."
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Caucasus Emirate:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caucasus_Emirate
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5  LATAM
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VENEZUELA
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Uruguayan Ship to Take [15] Venezuelan Scientists to Antarc-
tica
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/12/world/americas/12briefs-ANTARCTICA.html
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"to carry out research into global warming."
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7  $$$$
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U.S. Baker Hughes plans new HQ in Dubai - paper
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http://www.reuters.com/article/marketsNews/idINL1281588520080212
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Baker Hughes:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baker_Hughes
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"world's third-largest oilfield services company"
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Top PC firms at risk from Taiwan monitor maker fire [in
Peoples Republic of China]
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http://www.reuters.com/article/marketsNews/idINSP8830220080212
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"Dell, HP and Lenovo -- Lite-On's top contract partners"
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Lite-On:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lite-On
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"a conglomerate of individual companies"
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February 7, 2008

Oreo 02 07 08 Evening Edition

Filed under: news — jaspar @ 5:48 pm
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OREO
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02 07 08 - Evening Edition
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Newsstories of interest:
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** = Important  [in this edition:  ]
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MH = Misleading Headline  [in this edition:  ]
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1  DISORDER
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Mukasey Rejects Criminal Probe Into Waterboarding
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/02/07/AR2008020701542.html
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"deemed legal by the Justice Department at the time it was
used by the CIA...and as a result the Justice Department
'cannot possibly' investigate whether a crime occurred."
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AH, WHAT SLY DOGS THEY ARE!
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Prosecutor May Have Known of CIA Tapes
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/02/06/AR2008020603858_pf.html
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"documents...declassified and released Wednesday by the 4th
U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, detail efforts by Moussaoui's
attorneys to send the case back to a lower federal court to
find out whether the tapes should have been disclosed and
whether they would have influenced his decision to plead
guilty."
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PARDON MOUSSAOUI!
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US Admiral Confirms Secret Camp [7] at Gitmo
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/02/07/AR2008020700317_pf.html
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"[The commander of the military's Joint Detention Group] said
he is preoccupied by the possibility of an al-Qaida attack on
Guantanamo."
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Preoccupied?
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TIME FOR HIS MENTAL CHECKUP
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Required Reading \ Lowering a hidden cost of higher educa-
tion: textbooks [WaPo ed]
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/02/07/AR2008020700627.html
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Hidden?  NOT FROM PARENTS' WALLETS
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Disorder in the Court: Lawyer Punched
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/02/07/AR2008020701071.html
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"As Judge...Johnson began to tell Hafer he couldn't choose
his public defender, Hafer landed the first punch."
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THE BU$H PLAN (IRAQ)
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Iraqi Resistance Report for events of Wednesday, 6 February
2008
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http://www.albasrah.net/en_articles_2008/0208/iraqiresistancereport_060208.htm
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Item 1: Resistance fighters blow up puppet police station
in western al-Anbar near Jordanian border
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"arrested all the puppet policemen at the post, tied them
up and then planted explosives around the building.  The
attackers blew up the building, razing it to the ground.
The fighters then released the puppet policemen, threaten-
ing to kill them if they rejoined the puppet police."
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In Seized Video, Boys Train to Fight in Iraq, U.S. Says 
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/07/world/middleeast/07iraq.html?pagewanted=all
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PRODUCTION VALUES COURTESY OF CIA
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THE BU$H PLAN (AFGHANISTAN)
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Gates Hits NATO Allies' Role in Afghanistan
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/02/06/AR2008020604690_pf.html
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MAYBE GATES WILL PULL A FORRESTAL BEFORE LONG
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NATO defense ministers' meeting fails to procure troops for
Afghanistan
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http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2008-02/07/content_7581080.htm
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SO...
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"We do need to move away from the conception that Afghanistan
is NATO's problem and NATO's problem alone."
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...WE'LL HUNT AROUND FOR OTHER MARKS
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THE BU$H PLAN (PAKISTAN)
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U.S. Helps Pakistan Expand Commando Unit
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/02/06/AR2008020602559_pf.html
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"It's been ongoing for a while."
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DEMOCRATIC PEOPLES REPUBLIC OF KOREA
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N. Korea hasn't received promised oil, U.S. official says
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http://www.mcclatchydc.com/homepage/story/26881.html
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"received about 20 percent of the 1 million tons of heavy
fuel oil that it was promised in exchange for disabling the
reactor."
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MYANMAR
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Saturday, February 2, 2008 - Left column - Last item
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Two innocent people get injuries in mine explosions in Kya-
ukkyi [Township]
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"With the intention of undermining the State stability, dis-
turbing tranquility, peace and law and order, insurgents are
committing destructive acts employing all means and ways."
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and
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Thursday, February 7, 2008 Left column - First item
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It is necessary for entire national people to remain vigi-
lant with nationalistic awareness
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"the old and new colonialists alike[,] bent on occupying or
holding sway over our Union[,]  have hatched wicked schemes
to weaken our national solidarity, which is the foundation
of the Union"
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Both items at:
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http://www.myanmar.com/newspaper/nlm/index.html
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4 EUROPE
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MONTENEGRO
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MONTENEGRO'S KEY INDUSTRY ON STRIKE
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February 7, 2008 - Item 3
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"police officers were called in to prevent possible clashes
after management sacked five workers." "Montenegro's largest
employer...KAP [Kombinat Aluminijuma Podgorica] is owned by
the Russian aluminum giant Rusal, whose owner...is one of
Russia's wealthiest men"
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http://www.rferl.org/newsline/4-see.asp
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RUSSIAN FEDERATION
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February 7, 2008 - Item 4
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GEORGIAN PRIME MINISTER HAILS PUTIN'S HIGHWAY PROPOSAL
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"new transport corridor linking Georgia and Russia via
Daghestan"
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http://www.rferl.org/newsline/2-tca.asp
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SEE Oreo 02 06 08 Morning Edition - "Putin visited the
troops deployed in Dagestan...." under RUSSIAN FEDERA-
TION
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5  LATAM
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ARGENTINA
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Argentina Rejects IMF Monitoring
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http://www.plenglish.com/article.asp?ID=155A6007-7E6F-4675-8138-3E994CF71ECE)&language=EN
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SELF-RESPECT, IMAGINE THAT
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GUATEMALA
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Guatemala Slams Destabilization Plan
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http://www.plenglish.com/article.asp?ID=5705E2A4-FDDD-4481-B895-4932DDE98A25)&language=EN
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"the aim of those crimes against drivers is to motivate a
general strike in transportation service and generate un-
governability."
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CIA JOY
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7  $$$$
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S.&P. to Overhaul Its Credit-Rating Process
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http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/business/reuters-ratings.html
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"27 steps...aimed at increasing confidence in credit
ratings."
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WHAT ABOUT THEIR VALIDITY?
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February 4, 2008

Oreo 02 04 08 Morning Edition

Filed under: news — jaspar @ 12:42 pm
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Oreo 02 04 08 Morning Edition

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OREO
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02 04 08 - Morning Edition
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Newsstories of interest:
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** = Important  [in this edition: 1]
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MH = Misleading Headline  [in this edition:  ]
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1  DISORDER
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Nine British soldiers charged after bar brawl in Cyprus
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http://www.guardian.co.uk/cyprus/story/0,,2251942,00.html
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"at least 20 British soldiers, all serving at the Dhekelia
base in Cyprus, attacked the owner of the pub and five of
his customers."
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Akrotiri and Dhekelia:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akrotiri_and_Dhekelia
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Duh: "the Sovereign Base Areas Overseas Territory of the
United Kingdom."
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EU NEEDS TO KICK OUT UK
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Inquiry Into 'Bugging' Of Muslim MP
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http://uk.news.yahoo.com/skynews/20080204/tuk-inquiry-into-bugging-of-muslim-mp-45dbed5_1.html
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"police listened in to private conversations between Labour
whip Sadiq Khan and a man awaiting deportation to the US"
"long-standing convention [Wilson Doctrine] that MPs should
not be bugged."
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EU NEEDS TO KICK OUT UK
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Oreo
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3  ASIA
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THE BU$H PLAN (IRAQ)
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US accidentally kills 9 Iraqi civilians
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080204/ap_on_re_mi_ea/iraq_civilians_killed
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The *first* clause of The superpower's Declaration of World
$lavery, written in blood:
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THERE SHALL BE NO CIVILIANS EVER AGAIN, ANYWHERE!
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Hundreds of [UK] soldiers 'off sick'
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http://uk.news.yahoo.com/itn/20080204/tuk-hundreds-of-soldiers-off-sick-dba1618_1.html
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"ten battalions recently deployed in the two countries
[Afghanistan and Iraq] left behind a total of around 400
personnel who were 'physically unfit to deploy'"
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THE BU$H PLAN (AFGHANISTAN)
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Insurgencies spread in Afghanistan and Pakistan
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/mcclatchy/20080203/wl_mcclatchy/2836564
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"insurgents are expanding their numbers and reach in Afghani-
stan and Pakistan"
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NOTHING CAN GO WRONG, NOTHING!
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THE BU$H PLAN (IRAN)
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Iran opens first [home-built] space centre
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http://au.news.yahoo.com/080204/19/15qda.html
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"Omid [research] satellite is the Islamic republic's first
locally-made satellite"
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THE BU$H PLAN (PAKISTAN)
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Blast in Rawalpindi leaves 4 dead
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http://www.presstv.ir/detail.aspx?id=41619§ionid=351020401
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"bus carrying military medical trainees...near the headquar-
ters of the Pakistani army"
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Punjab (Pakistan):
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Punjab_%28Pakistan%29
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and
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Rawalpindi District:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rawalpindi_District
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and
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Rawalpindi [city]:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rawalpindi
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All with maps.
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INDIA
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** Dithering almost cost India its Tajik military facility
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http://in.news.yahoo.com/indiaabroad/20080204/r_t_ians_nl_general/tnl-dithering-almost-cost-india-its-taji-b9e311f.html
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"In 2003, India conducted its first overseas military
exercises with Tajikistan in which a platoon strength of
Special Forces conducted parachute jumps and other commando
exercises."
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"Tajik Defence Minister...Sherlai's Delhi visit last month -
during which he met his Indian counterpart...Antony - has
temporarily stalled India's ejection from the crucially
strategic Central Asian Region"
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IMPERIAL INDIA
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Dushanbe Airport:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dushanbe_Airport
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"Funds made available from unnamed sources will finance
enhancements"
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and
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India to deploy MiG-29 fleet at Tajikistan air base [Aini,
near Dushanbe, the Tajik capital]
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http://www.india-defence.com/reports/1786
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Newsstory dated 04 20 06.
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REPUBLIC OF KOREA
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Growing calls for SKorean [Buddhist] priests to pay taxes
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http://au.news.yahoo.com/080204/19/15qdd.html
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"South Korea has about 10 million Buddhists and 13.7 million
Christians"
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REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES
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Philippine troops clash with rebels
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http://au.news.yahoo.com/080204/2/15q8p.html
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"On February 18, about 6,000 US soldiers will hold conven-
tional and anti-terrorism drills with 2,000 Filipino troops"
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SRI LANKA
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Toll rises from Colombo station bombing
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http://au.news.yahoo.com/080203/2/15q0l.html
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"The rebels have been fighting since 1983 for an independent
homeland for Sri Lanka's ethnic minority Tamils after decades
of being marginalised by Sinhalese-dominated governments."
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4 EUROPE
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UK
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[two] Students from every school in Britain to visit Auschwitz
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http://au.news.yahoo.com/080204/19/15q90.html
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"how industrialised and mechanised the process of killing
people became at Auschwitz."
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THE GERMAN EUROPEAN HOLOCAUST IS
*THE* PRECURSOR TO 
THE SUPERPOWER'S WORLD HOLOCAUST
AUGUST 6, 1945 --> ON
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6  SUPERPOWER et al
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Border agency to expand surveillance program to buses,
trains, cruise ships 
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http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/080203/national/big_brother_travel
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"force buses, trains and cruise ships to provide advance
electronic lists of passengers and their personal details."
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CANADA WAS ONCE AN INDEPENDENT COUNTRY
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7  $$$$
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Platinum hits record
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http://sg.biz.yahoo.com/080204/3/4ed50.html
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"lifting sister-metal palladium to its best level in six
years"
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SocGen, Israel in money laundering scam
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http://www.presstv.ir/detail.aspx?id=41606§ionid=351020603
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"Checks trafficked from France were allegedly cleared in
money exchange offices or banks in Israel, where a third
party can clear a check by paying a cash sum, therefore
making it difficult to trace the origin of the funds."
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Société Générale:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soci%C3%A9t%C3%A9_G%C3%A9n%C3%A9rale
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China's state media says top bank [Industrial and Commercial
Bank] sets aside more mortgage crisis funds
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http://www.todayonline.com/articles/235951.asp
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"Bank of China, with 7.95 billion US dollars of investments
in subprime-related securities, [has] the largest subprime
exposure in Asia"
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Industrial and Commercial Bank of China:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Industrial_and_Commercial_Bank_of_China
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and
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Bank of China:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bank_of_China
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February 1, 2008

Oreo 02 01 08 Evening Edition

Filed under: news — jaspar @ 11:42 pm
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Oreo 02 01 08 Evening Edition

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OREO
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02 01 08 - Evening Edition
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Newsstories of interest:
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** = Important  [in this edition: 1]
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MH = Misleading Headline  [in this edition:  ]
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1  DISORDER
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** CIA Finishes Review of Internal Watchdog
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/02/01/AR2008020102284.html
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"The review raised concerns with some members of Congress...
it was meant to intimidate [the] CIA Inspector General"
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WHY SO?  SEE "New Investigation" AT:
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http://groups.yahoo.com/group/PoliticalEssays/message/965
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RESOLVED: THE CIA MUST BE ABOLISHED ROOT AND BRANCH
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New Dictionary Highlights Nazi Words to Avoid
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http://www.spiegel.de/international/zeitgeist/0,1518,531900,00.html
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IT'S BEST BY FAR TO BE PLAINSPOKEN:
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ABOVE ALL, TO SAY AND THINK "THE SUPERPOWER";
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THEN TO SAY AND THINK ITS
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"DECLARATION OF WORLD $LAVERY,"
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"PERMANENT WAR,"
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"PERMANENT SUBVERSION,"
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"CIA,"
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"TORTURE,"
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AND ALL ITS OTHER CRIMES AND CRIMINALS
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The Verdict: It’s Broken [NYT ed]
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/01/opinion/01fri2.html?_r=1&ref=opinion&oref=slogin
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"the government’s failure is not simply sloppy bookkeeping.
It is willful neglect, including the active destruction of
records and the failure to comply with court orders."
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See Oreo 02 01 08 Morning Edition - "Freezing death of two
girls shines light on Sask. reserve in disarray" for the
Canadian version of pillage.
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Judge Grills E-Mail-Deleting Texas DA
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/02/01/AR2008020102045.html
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"was just tidying up the appearance of his e-mail system when
he deleted more than 2,500 e-mails the judge had ordered him
to produce."
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Fake Bomb Defendant Cites 1st Amendment
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/02/01/AR2008020101745.html
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"wearing a blinking circuit board attached to her shirt"
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HYSTERIA IS OUR HISTORY
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2  AFRICA
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KENYA
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Thievery Adds to Kenya’s Problems
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/02/world/africa/02kenya.html
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"The crisis in Kenya...is certainly ethnic.  But there is
another, simpler [= fundamental] side emerging." "Give us
money."
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NIGERIA
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Nigeria's Oil Morass \ Shell Takes $716 Million Charge After
Attacks
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/01/31/AR2008013103634_pf.html
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"took a year and a half for Royal Dutch Shell to make repairs
and get part of [a key oil export terminal] running again. It
took just two months for insurgents to shut it down again."
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WHAT PART OF "NO" IS IT THAT'S SO HARD TO UNDERSTAND?
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Nigeria:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nigeria
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Economy of Nigeria:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Economy_of_Nigeria
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Oil?  See under "Industry."
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3  ASIA
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THE BU$H PLAN (IRAQ)
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Iraqi Resistance Report for events of Thursday, 31 January
2008
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http://www.albasrah.net/en_articles_2008/0208/iraqiresistancereport_310108.htm
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Item 4: US forces arrest tribal leader who refused to join
“Awakening” collaborator police
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"US forces stormed into the home of the shaykh.  They ran-
sacked the home, broke some of the furniture, arrested the
shaykh and five members of the tribe and left, taking the
captives’ cars”
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5  LATAM
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BRAZIL
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Judge bans Holocaust-themed Rio Carnival float
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http://www.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idUSN3131385820080131?sp=true
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Brazilian Carnival:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brazilian_Carnival
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Samba schools:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samba_school
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Viradouro, São Paulo
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viradouro
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There is a São Paulo Samba Schools League
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7  $$$$
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U.S. Economy Unexpectedly Sheds 17,000 Jobs 
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/01/business/01cnd-econ.html
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China and Alcoa Buy Stake in Rio Tinto
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/01/business/worldbusiness/01cnd-mine.html
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THE BIG BOYS ARE FIGHTING IT OUT IN THE MUD
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FBI Director: Mortgage Fraud Substantial
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/02/01/AR2008020100118.html
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"There is not a state that does not have some investigation."
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