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March 29, 2008

OREO 03 29 08

Filed under: news — jaspar @ 11:03 am

OREO 03 29 08

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OREO 03 29 08
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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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__FEAR__
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**  High Rice Cost Creating Fears of Asia Unrest
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/29/business/worldbusiness/29rice.html?_r=1&hp=&oref=slogin&pagewanted=all
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"Food riots have erupted in recent months in Guinea, Mauri-
tania, Mexico, Morocco, Senegal, Uzbekistan and Yemen."
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__IGNORANCE__
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**  The new global menace: food inflation
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http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20080329.wfood29/BNStory/International/?page=rss&id=RTGAM.20080329.wfood29
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"Canadians might be forgiven for not noticing."
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Ex-Terror Detainee Says U.S. Tortured Him | Tells 60
Minutes He Was Held Underwater, Shocked, And Suspended
From the Ceiling
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http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2008/03/28/60minutes/main3976928.shtml
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"after determining he was not a terrorist...the torture
continued."
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RESOLVED: THE CIA MUST BE ABOLISHED ROOT AND BRANCH
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ROOT includes The Superpower's National Security Council
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Fed Leaders Ponder an Expanded Mission | Wall Street Bail-
out Could Forever Alter Role of Central Bank
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/03/27/AR2008032703662_pf.html
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Forever alter?
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I-N-S-T-A-N-T...
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Fed Offers $100 Billion More to Banks
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/03/28/AR2008032801517.html
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...S-U-S-P-I-C-I-O-N
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Companies Avoid Financial Penalties After Massive Computer
Data Breaches
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/03/27/AR2008032703436.html
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"The FTC did not impose financial penalties against the
companies because it lacks the authority to do so.  The
commission has asked Congress for such authority since
2005."
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DEA Losing More Guns, Fewer Laptops
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/D/DEA_LOST_EQUIPMENT?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-03-28-13-08-10
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"Policies for storing weapons and laptops are not always
followed and, when they are lost, officials don't regularly
report them."
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Comcast Adjusts Way It Manages Internet Traffic 
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/28/technology/28comcast.html
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"Instead of interfering with specific online applications,
it will manage traffic by slowing the Internet speeds of
its most bandwidth-hogging users when traffic is busiest."
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SIX OF ONE, HALF A DOZEN OF THE OTHER
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Teens Armed With Taser Guns, Cinder Blocks Battle At [Or-
lando FL] Mall [with video]
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http://www.local6.com/news/15729599/detail.html
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TEEN TASER TRAINING
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2  AFRICA
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THE BU$H PLAN (SOMALIA)
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Somalia’s [puppet] Government Teeters on Collapse
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/29/world/africa/29somalia.html?ref=world&pagewanted=all
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"We [puppets] are losing."
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EGYPT
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Luxor Residents [stones] Clash With Riot Police [tear gas]
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/E/EGYPT_LUXOR_PROTEST?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-03-28-15-09-02
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"during a protest against government attempts to move them
to make room for an open-air museum" 
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Open-air museum?
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"turning much of the town into an open-air museum free of
modern housing and other structures."
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THE PERFECT SANITY OF INSANITY
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Luxor:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luxor
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Image:LuxorMap.jpg:
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3  ASIA
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THE BU$H PLAN (PALESTINE)
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Palestinian Authority Granted New Trial in Terrorism Damages
Suit
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/03/27/AR2008032703439.html
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"Such rulings are rare"
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BUT POLISHED RICE IS THE PA(TRON)
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Israeli-Palestinian Trade Suffers
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/I/ISRAEL_PALESTINIANS_ROCKY_ROAD?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-03-28-15-38-36
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"Israeli clothing shops need cheap labor and West Bank
Palestinians need the work."
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THE BU$H PLAN (LEBANON)
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Investigator: Hariri Killed by Criminals
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/03/28/AR2008032801491.html
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"Syria's cooperation with the [invesigating] commission
'continues to be generally satisfactory.'"
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"Four...Lebanese generals have been under arrest for al-
most two years for alleged involvement"
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UNSATISFACTORY
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THE BU$H PLAN (SYRIA)
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UN [Human Rights Council] OKs [21-10] Islamic Text Against
Defamation
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/03/27/AR2008032704100.html
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"The document...was put forward by the Organization of the
Islamic Conference"
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EU HAS SHOT ITSELF IN THE FOOT AGAIN
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Organisation of the Islamic Conference:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Organization_of_the_Islamic_Conference
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THE BU$H PLAN (IRAQ)
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Adherence to Stand for Independence against Imperialism
Called for
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March 28, 2007 | Item 11
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http://www.kcna.co.jp/index-e.htm
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"An intensified struggle against imperialism provides a
sure guarantee for [1] frustrating the imperialists' moves
for domination and [2] achieving uninterrupted progress
and victory in the human cause of independence.
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What is important in intensifying the above-said struggle
is to [1] firmly adhere to the principled stand against
imperialism, [2] direct the spearhead of attack to it and
bind the imperialists hand and foot in different parts of
the world.
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To harbor any illusion about imperialists would [1] benumb
the anti-imperialist spirit and [2] divert people from the
anti-imperialist struggle and [3] bring the revolution and
construction to ruin in the end.

People should counter the imperialists' counterrevolution-
ary offensive with a strategy of solidarity."
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U.S. Appears to Take Lead in Fighting in Baghdad | U.S.
Forces Battle Mahdi Army in Sadr City, Aircraft Target
Basra  [WaPo Foreign Service]
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/03/28/AR2008032801167_pf.html
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"If there were no Americans, there would be no fighting."
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Iraqi Resistance Report for events of Friday, 28 March 2008
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http://www.albasrah.net/en_articles_2008/0308/iraqiresistancereport_280308.htm
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Item 9: Jaysh al-Mahdi seizes control of an-Nasiriyah, most
of southern Iraq, correspondents report, despite US-backed
regime claims to the contrary
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US airstrike kills at least 4 in Baghdad
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080328/ap_on_re_mi_ea/iraq
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"at least" = "a sharp escalation in the fight"
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[Above newsstory now "US forces launch airstrikes in Iraq"]
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Analysis: [puppet] Iraqis' Basra fight not going well
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http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/03/28/bush.basra/index.html
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"[puppet] security forces control less than a quarter of the
city"
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U.S. Has Little Influence, Few Options in Iraq's Volatile South
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/03/28/AR2008032803622.html
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"On The Fly" Iraq Offensive Surprised U.S. | Officials Say
Iraqi PM Acted "Impulsively" And Fighting Could Roll Back
A Whole Year Of Progress
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http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2008/03/28/eveningnews/main3978762.shtml
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Patrick Cockburn | Police refuse to support Iraqi PM's
attacks on Mehdi Army
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http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/police-refuse-to-support-iraqi-pms-attacks-on-mehdi-army-802361.html
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Case dropped against Haditha defendant
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/marines_haditha
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"dropped the case against...Tatum on Friday as jury selec-
tion was about to begin for his court-martial"
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NEED ALL THE MEN WE CAN GET IN IRAQ
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THE BU$H PLAN (AFGHANISTAN)
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Afghan Radio Station Attacked
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/A/AFGHANISTAN?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-03-28-14-27-16
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"radio station near Kabul accused of being un-Islamic" [=
under the thumb of The Superpower]
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"Also...a three-hour clash broke out in southwestern Nimroz
province after militants attacked [so-called] poppy eradica-
tion forces"
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Blast in Afghan power plant: several feared dead, hurt
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http://au.news.yahoo.com/080329/19/16ara.html
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"hydropower plant" "Gereshk district in Helmand province"
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AUSTRALIA
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Text of Bush, Rudd News Conference 
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/B/BUSH_TEXT?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-03-28-14-47-13
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INDIA
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**  US Says 2 Soldiers From India Missing 
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_INDIA_MISSING_SOLDIERS?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-03-28-20-35-59
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"disappeared during a training assignment at Camp Pendleton
in southern California."
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Camp Pendleton:
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http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/facility/camp-pendleton.htm
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"world’s finest amphibious training facility"
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INDIA JOINS THE SUPERPOWER'S PLANNED WAR ON PAKISTAN
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Image:LocationPakistan.svg:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:LocationPakistan.svg
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**  US Searches for Missing Indian Soldiers 
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/M/MISSING_INDIAN_SOLDIERS?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-03-28-20-31-59
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"missing since March 20, the final day of a 30-day training
exercise with the Pendleton-based 15th Marine Expeditionary
Unit."
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"rest of the 120 Indian soldiers participating in the exer-
cise returned home last weekend."
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15th Marine Expeditionary Unit:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/15th_Marine_Expeditionary_Unit
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"unit returned [from Iraq] to San Diego on May 30, 2007."
Pendleton --North and South-- is in San Diego County.
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PEOPLES REPUBLIC OF CHINA
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Tibetans' Comments to Foreign Reporters 
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/C/CHINA_TIBET_EXCERPTS?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-03-28-15-38-49
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5  LATAM
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CHILE
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Rocks and tear gas in Chile's annual youth protests
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http://au.news.yahoo.com/080328/15/16anu.html
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"aimed at Chile's capitalist-style economic model [= The
Superpower's diktat] and the government, which the groups
say manipulates the education system to favor the wealthy
and exclude the poor." "Police...detained 185 people."
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CUBA
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Ensuring Cubans’ tranquility
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http://www.granma.cu/ingles/2008/marzo/vier28/tranquility.html
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"It is no easy task to become a member of a [police] force
that historically was rejected due to its excesses, abuses
and violence.  That ended in 1959 when the Revolution tri-
umphed.
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Thus the Cuban people are very sensitive to this aspect
and the teaching of personnel being trained for that body
is undertaken rigorously renouncing any violent methods."
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Bush Aide Resigns for Alleged Wrongdoing
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/03/28/AR2008032802177.html
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"misuse of grant money from the U.S. Agency for Interna-
tional Development when he worked for a Cuban democracy
organization [Center for a Free Cuba]."
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DE-MOCK-RACY
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VENEZUELA
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Forum against media terrorism begins in Caracas
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http://www.granma.cu/ingles/2008/marzo/vier28/forum.html
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"big-business media as an 'ongoing coup d’état'"
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6  SUPERPOWER
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Ron Paul’s Graphics Revolution
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http://campaignstops.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/03/25/ron-pauls-graphics-revolution/index.html
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7  $$$$
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Odd Crop Prices Defy Economics
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/28/business/28commodities.html?pagewanted=all
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"Market regulators say they have ruled out deliberate
market manipulation."
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IT IS TO LAUGH
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Massachusetts Subpoenas 3 Banks [Bank of America, Merrill
Lynch, UBS]
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/28/business/apbanks-web.html
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"the state is looking into the role that the major invest-
ment banks which sold those securities had in the events
that caused the auctions to fail"
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Auction rate security | Failed auction:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Auction_rate_security#Failed_Auction
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[Newspaper Association of America] Reveals Biggest Ad
Revenue Plunge in More Than 50 Years
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http://www.editorandpublisher.com/eandp/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1003781895
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Oreo Archive:
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http://groups.yahoo.com/group/O-r-e-o
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March 25, 2008

OREO 03 25 08

Filed under: news — jaspar @ 8:42 am

OREO 03 25 08

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OREO 03 25 08
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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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**  Police: Clinton aide [Sidney Blumenthal] to plead guilty
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080324/ap_on_el_pr/clinton_aide
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"plead guilty to drunken driving after the arresting officer
was ordered to Iraq making a trial on a more serious charge
[aggravated drunken driving] impossible"
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S-U-S-P-I-C-I-O-N
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Major Grower [Fred W. Eckel Sons Farms Inc.] Ends Crop,
Lacking Workers
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/I/IMMIGRANT_FARM_LABOR?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-03-24-17-32-24
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"dramatic decline last summer in the number of migrant
workers who showed up to pick tomatoes at his 2,000-acre
farm in northeastern Pennsylvania."
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FLUCK FOOD
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2  AFRICA
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EGYPT
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**  Bread Crisis in Egypt Leads to Clashes
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/E/EGYPT_BREAD_CRISIS?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-03-24-14-36-38
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"turmoil in the world's most populous Arab country, a top
U.S. ally, is a stark sign of how rising world food prices
are roiling poorer countries."
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"[Saber Ahmed] said he and co-workers can't afford unsubsi-
dized bread, 'or any food to eat with it.'"
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**  Food Prices Soaring Worldwide
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/F/FIGHTING_FOR_FOOD?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-03-24-13-51-15
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"food riots broke out in Burkina Faso and Cameroon this
month." "As of December, 37 countries faced food crises,
and 20 had imposed some sort of food-price controls."
"food protests now crop up even in Italy."
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THE FOOD TRUMPET IS ANNOUNCING THE END
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THE BU$H PLAN (SOMALIA)
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Fighting Kills 5 in Somalia Capital
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/S/SOMALIA?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-03-24-13-17-30
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"militants briefly overran a [puppet] police station Monday
after violent clashes with [puppet] police that killed five
people"
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3  ASIA
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THE BU$H PLAN (PALESTINE)
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Israel to allow Palestinian [puppet] forces into West Bank
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http://au.news.yahoo.com/080325/15/1696w.html
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"Nearly 700 members of Abbas's [puppet] National Security
Forces crossed into Jordan in January to begin the four-
month-long, U.S.-fund[ed] training course.
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"A separate group from Abbas's [puppet] Presidential Guard
has also gone to Jordan for advanced training."
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NOTE: "Russia agreed last week to deliver armored vehicles
without mounted guns to Abbas's [puppet] forces"
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THE BU$H PLAN (IRAQ)
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__RUSSIA WIDENS AND DEEPEN ITS WAR ON IRAQ__
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Excerpts from...Putin’s letter to the [puppet] Prime Mini-
ster of Iraq
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http://www.kremlin.ru/eng/text/docs/2008/03/162386.shtml
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“Russia has always taken the view that the process of bring-
ing peace to Iraq [= the subjugation of the Iraqi people]
needs to have the understanding and support of Iraq’s neigh-
bours and of the entire international community [=including
our "partner" The Superpower].
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"We see [puppet] Baghdad’s initiative to hold expanded multi-
lateral meetings on Iraq as a positive step.  As you know,
Russian representatives take an active part in [puppet] mini-
sterial forums and in the working groups set up on the basis
of their decisions.  We will continue this work in coordina-
tion with the Iraqi [puppet] leadership.
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"I would also like to confirm our interest in developing mu-
tually beneficial ties with Iraq in all different areas.  We
have made progress in this respect of late.  The agreements
signed following the meeting of the Russian-[puppet] Iraqi
Commission for Trade, Economic and Science and Technology
Cooperation – the Memorandum of Intent on Developing Trade,
Economic and Science and Technology Cooperation, and the
Intergovernmental Agreement on settling [puppet] Iraq’s
debts to Russia on earlier loans – are, in our view, a good
foundation upon which to develop our partnership.
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"Our companies are ready to make a greater contribution to
rebuilding and modernising [puppet] Iraq’s infrastructure,
above all in the energy and oil and gas sectors, areas in
which we have much experience and have already laid good
groundwork for the future.  Promising areas of work include
the contract for developing the Western Kurna-2 oilfield and
the project to reconstruct the Kirkuk-Banias oil pipeline.
I hope that Russian companies’ active resolve to develop co-
operation will receive the [puppet] Iraqi leadership’s sup-
port.
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"In the interests of intensifying our bilateral ties and in
accordance with the agreements we have reached, Russia is
expanding its diplomatic presence in Iraq.  The Russian Co-
nsulate in Erbil, which opened in November 2007, will, we
hope, become an important channel for facilitating coopera-
tion with Iraqi Kurdistan.  We also plan to reopen our con-
sular mission in the south of Iraq, in Basra, in the fore-
seeable future.”
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SEE BELOW "Rodong Sinmun Calls for Heightening Vigilance
against Imperialists' Crafty Moves for Aggression" under
DEMOCRATIC PEOPLES REPUBLIC OF KOREA.
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More Evacuated Near Ark. Meat Plant Fire
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/M/MEAT_PLANT_EXPLOSION?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-03-24-16-16-22
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"fears that new fires could erupt amid the smoldering
debris."
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Iraqi Resistance Report for events of Monday, 24 March 2008
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http://www.albasrah.net/en_articles_2008/0308/iraqiresistancereport_240308.htm
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Item 14: Two US troops reported killed in bomb attack in
Bayji
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"Earlier,...Yaqen [News Agency] reported that the Iraqi Re-
sistance group the Jaysh al-Muslimin...announced that its 
fighters had ambushed a US column on the road from Kirkuk
to Bayji.
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"a bomb planted by the fighters had exploded under a US
Humvee, completely destroying the vehicle and killing the
four troops and an officer who were aboard it.
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"the rest of the American column left the smashed vehicle
and the bodies aboard it as the attack unfolded." "fighters
were able to seize two M-16 rifles and ammunition as well
as other gear from the wrecked vehicle."
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Baiji, Iraq:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bayji
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THE BU$H PLAN (AFGHANISTAN)
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100 Afghan [puppet] Drug Police Killed Last Year 
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/A/AFGHAN_DRUGS?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-03-24-06-38-54
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"often attacked by insurgents or farmers"
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Taliban ambush kills four Afghan [puppet] police, two civil-
ians
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http://au.news.yahoo.com/080325/19/1697l.html
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"in Herat province"
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Herat Province:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herat_province
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THE BU$H PLAN (PAKISTAN)
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Bhutto Aide Named Pakistan's Prime Minister
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/03/24/AR2008032400779.html
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"immediately ordered the release from house arrest of judges
detained last year"  At "the Islamabad home of the detained
former chief justice, Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry...police
began removing barricades and barbed wire fences."
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Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iftikhar_Muhammad_Chaudhry
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See Oreo 03 08 08 Evening Edition under THE BU$H PLAN (PAK-
ISTAN):
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"Behind the scenes, the United States is playing a role,
trying to dampen enthusiasm for [former chief justice,
Mohamed Iftikhar] Chaudhry who is seen by Washington as
too much of a Musharraf opponent."
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http://finance.groups.yahoo.com/group/O-r-e-o/message/333
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DEMOCRATIC PEOPLES REPUBLIC OF KOREA
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March 24, 2008 - Item 13
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http://www.kcna.co.jp/index-e.htm
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Rodong Sinmun Calls for Heightening Vigilance against Im-
perialists' Crafty Moves for Aggression
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"In order to dispel illusion about imperialism, it is im-
portant to have a correct understanding of its aggressive
nature.
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"Imperialism never abandons its aggressive nature as it is
reactionary.
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"If there be any change [by] the imperialists, it is [only
1n] a method for aggression....
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"Their method[s]...become craftier, more heinous and decep-
tive than ever before."
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SEE ABOVE: "Excerpts from...Putin’s letter to the [puppet]
Prime Minister of Iraq" under THE BU$H PLAN (IRAQ).
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NEPAL
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Nepal Police Arrest Tibetan Protesters
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/N/NEPAL_TIBETAN_PROTEST?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-03-24-13-34-54
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"marching toward the U.N. offices in Katmandu when police
stopped them about 300 feet away, beat them with bamboo
sticks and snatched their banners." "245 were arrested in
the Lalitpur area, where the U.N. offices are located."
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"Thousands of Tibetan refugees live with relatives in Nepal
or in camps funded by aid groups."
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CIA JOY
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4 EUROPE
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INGUSHETIA
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Car Bomb Explodes in Russia [?]
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/R/RUSSIA_EXPLOSION?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-03-24-06-49-54
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"when a [puppet] police officer used a remote control to
unlock the [Mercedes] car, which belonged to him" "outside
a bank"
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RUSSIAN FEDERATION
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...Putin held a meeting with the Government Cabinet
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http://www.kremlin.ru/eng/text/news/2008/03/162383.shtml
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"Finance Minister...Kudrin informed the meeting about
measures the Government has drawn up to strengthen Rus-
sia’s banking sector in view of the crisis on the world
financial markets.
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"At an earlier meeting on economic issues that examined
the banking system’s development,...Putin instructed the
Government to draft a list of measures aimed at maintain-
ing banking sector liquidity and ensuring that lending to
the Russian economy can continue on the required scale."
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5  LATAM
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__DIRTY WAR__
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ARGENTINA
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**  Argentines Recall 1976 Military Coup
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/A/ARGENTINA_COUP_ANNIVERSARY?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-03-24-19-18-39
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"Thirty thousand comrades detained and disappeared: now and
forever present."
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Dirty War:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dirty_War
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"march through Buenos Aires was led by the Mothers of the
Plaza de Mayo"
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Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mothers_of_the_Plaza_de_Mayo
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"anniversary is now a holiday called "Day of Memory and Justice."
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Day of Memory for Truth and Justice:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Day_of_Memory_for_Truth_and_Justice
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CUBA
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Reflections of Fidel | Bush in Heaven (Part 1)
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http://www.granma.cu/ingles/2008/marzo/lun24/Reflections-24marz.html
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7  $$$$
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Agriculture Futures Soar After Sell-Off
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/C/COMMODITIES_REVIEW?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-03-24-16-34-15
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Into the Economic Abyss
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/E/ECONOMY_ON_THE_EDGE?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-03-24-10-01-37
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"By the end of 2007, 36 percent of consumers' disposable
income went to food, energy and medical care, a bigger
chunk of income than at any time since records were first
kept in 1960"
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March 21, 2008

Oreo 03 21 08 Morning Edition

Filed under: news — jaspar @ 2:56 pm

Oreo 03 21 08 Morning Edition

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OREO
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03 21 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: 2 ]
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1  DISORDER
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Libby Is Disbarred in Washington
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http://thelede.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/03/20/libby-is-disbarred-in-washington/index.html
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Moral turpitude:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moral_turpitude
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States’ Data Obscure How Few Finish High School
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/20/education/20graduation.html?pagewanted=all
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"When it comes to high school graduation rates, Mississippi
keeps two sets of books."
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87 % v 63 %
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Michigan Congressman Wants 50-Cent Tax Hike on Every Gallon of Gas
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http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,339589,00.html
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STRIP THE BASTARDS BARE!
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After a Decade at War With West, Al-Qaeda Still Impervious
to Spies
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/03/19/AR2008031903760_pf.html
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Why's that?
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THE ONLY SUPERPOWER-STYLE AL
-QAEDA IS IN THE BLACK HOUSE
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Psychologists call this P-R-O-J-E-C-T-I-O-N
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__HYPOCRISY SPECIAL__
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Tibetans greet US speaker Pelosi
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http://au.news.yahoo.com/080321/19/1684a.html
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See Oreo 12 09 07 Morning Edition - 1st item under DISORDER:
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http://finance.groups.yahoo.com/group/O-r-e-o/message/153
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** Hill Briefed on Waterboarding in 2002. In Meetings, Spy
Panels' Chiefs Did Not Protest, Officials Say
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/12/08/AR200712801664.html
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[Link is still live!]
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"the bipartisan group, which included current House Speaker
Nancy Pelosi...was given a virtual tour of the CIA's over-
seas detention sites and the harsh techniques interrogators
had devised"
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2  AFRICA
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KENYA
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Kenyans protest at army terror in mountain offensive
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http://www.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idUSL2171510620080321?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews&sp=true
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Mount Elgon District:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Elgon_District
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particularly:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Elgon_District#Land_dispute
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Mount Elgon National Park:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Elgon_National_Park
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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, 20 March 2008
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http://www.albasrah.net/en_articles_2008/0308/iraqiresistancereport_200308.htm
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4th item from bottom: Iran shells suspected Kurdish separa-
tist bases in northeastern Iraq, driving villagers out of
their homes
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Party for a Free Life in Kurdistan:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PJAK
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Dari Mades a Proposal in the Conference
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http://heyetnet.org/en/content/view/2712/1/
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"fighting was between militias of political parties who are
competing for positions and governmental benefits not for
the general interests of Iraqi people."
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Waqf:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waqf
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Suicides Seen Among Vets Treated By VA
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http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2008/03/20/cbsnews_investigates/main3956210.shtml
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"patient data from the Department of Veterans Affairs, de-
tailing the growing number of suicide attempts among vets
recently treated by the VA."
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I DIDN'T MIND KILLING ALL THOSE PEOPLE OVERSEAS
BUT I CAN'T STAND WHAT THEY'RE DOING TO ME HERE
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26 injured in Indiana [Jasper Engines & Transmissions]
plant explosion
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http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20080320.windia0320/BNStory/International/
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"released a cloud of hydrochloric acid gas"
`
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Blackwater 'Blood Money' Angers Iraqis | Two Iraqi Families
of Victims Killed by Blackwater Guards Tell ABC News They'-
ve Refused Compensation From the Company
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http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/story?id=4489251&page=1
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Rep. Waxman Begins Probe Into Accidental [?] Electrocutions
of U.S. Servicemen in Iraq
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http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,340012,00.html
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THE BU$H PLAN (AFGHANISTAN)
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British troops kill policeman in Helmand
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http://thescotsman.scotsman.com/world/British-troops-kill-policeman-in.3902699.jp
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"wounded another"
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THE BU$H PLAN (PAKISTAN)
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Suicide bomber kills 5 Pakistani soldiers near Afghan border
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http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-pakistan21mar21,1,6192894.story
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"11 wounded" "outside a brigade headquarters"
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Afghan border?
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Durand Line:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Durand_Line
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"poorly marked...1,610 mile...border between Afghanistan and
Pakistan."
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Image:Pakistan-Waziristan-Map.png:
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Pakistan shuts down 3 [FM] radio stations
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http://www.miamiherald.com/news/world/AP/story/465008.html
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"troops dismantled the stations' transmission equipment"
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JAPAN
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Japan's navy head sacked over fatal crash
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http://au.news.yahoo.com/080321/21/1684j.html
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"high-tech Aegis class destroyer sank a fishing boat in a
collision off Tokyo Bay"
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__BRAINWASHING SPECIAL__
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Saudis to retrain 40,000 clerics
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http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/7308040.stm
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"in an effort to counter militant Islam."
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THAILAND
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Three killed in Thai southern gunfight
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http://english.people.com.cn/90001/90777/90851/6378749.html
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"when the security forces on Friday raided [Moo 5] village
in [Raman district of] Thailand's southernmost province of
Yala"
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4 EUROPE
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BULGARIA
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U.S. troops, planes to be stationed in Bulgaria to guard
NATO summit [March 31 - April 6]
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http://english.people.com.cn/90001/90777/90853/6377956.html
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"During the rest of their stay ['till April 22d]..., the
U.S. troops will participate in joint drills of the alli-
ance's armed forces."
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INGUSHETIA
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MH  Blast hits checkpoint in southern Russia: report
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Rather, Blast hits aggressor checkpoint in Ingushetia
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http://au.news.yahoo.com/080321/15/16853.html
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GREECE
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MH  Greece passes pension reform bill
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Rather, Conservatives pass so-called pension reform bill
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http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/7308070.stm
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"As legislators debated the bill inside parliament, police
and protesters clashed outside the building."
`
SOME LITTLE THING LIKE STEALING
PEOPLE'S RETIREMENT SAVINGS MAY
BRING DOWN THE EUROPEAN UNION...
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UK
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British official says 70-pupil classes OK
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http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=upiUPI-20080320-114308-8313&show_article=1
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"perfectly acceptable."
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EU NEEDS TO...
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Russia charges Zaslavsky brothers with 'spying' after BP
raids
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http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/europe/article3591115.ece
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"Two prominent members of the British Council’s alumni club"
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...KICK OUT UK
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5  LATAM
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CUBA
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The U.S. policy of aggression is the main obstacle between
Cuba and its émigrés
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http://www.granma.cu/ingles/2008/marzo/mier19/12eventocubanos-i.html
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Meeting of Cubans Resident Abroad against the Blockade and
Terrorism
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6  SUPERPOWER et al
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The Affluent, Too, Couldn’t Resist Adjustable Rates
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/20/business/20mortgage.html
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"annual incomes of $100,000 or more"
`
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Canadian Anti-Terror Plans Found in Garbage Pile
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http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,339809,00.html
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WHERE ELSE?
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7  $$$$
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CIT Group Draws on Its Credit Line
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/20/business/20rtcit-web.html
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CIT Group Incorporated:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CIT_Group
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Jobless Claims Hit a Two-Month High
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/20/business/20apecon-web.html
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"far bigger jump than had been expected."
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Citigroup to Cut 2,000 More Jobs
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/20/business/20citi.html
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U.S. sets funding principles for Abu Dhabi, Singapore
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http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2008-03-20-sovereign-wealth_N.htm?csp=34
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"they will not use their huge government investment funds
to further their political goals."
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NEVER HAPPENED
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Factbox: How sovereign wealth fund investments have fared
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http://www.iht.com/articles/2008/03/21/business/21sovfactbox.php
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March 17, 2008

Oreo 03 17 08 Morning Edition

Filed under: news — jaspar @ 10:37 am

Oreo 03 17 08 Morning Edition

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OREO
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03 17 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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Nazi eradication of Krakow ghetto recalled
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http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/2008-03-16-krakow_N.htm
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"On March 13, 1943, German soldiers started a two-day action
in which they emptied the ghetto of its estimated 16,000 Jew-
ish residents, shipping them to Plaszow and to the Auschwitz-
Birkenau death camp.  Some 2,000 Jews left behind were execu-
ted."
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Kraków-Płaszów concentration camp:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plaszow
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"camp was known as a slave labor camp, supplying manpower to
several armaments factories and a stone quarry."
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MILITARY-INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX
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'Sleeping pilots' overshoot destination
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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2008/03/16/wplane116.xml
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"controller monitoring Hawaiian airspace repeatedly tried to
raise the two pilots of the go! flight from Honolulu to Hilo
as it overshot its destination by 15 miles."
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Pope: Enough With Slaughters in Iraq
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http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/sns-ap-vatican-palm-sunday,1,4967420.story
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"He urged them [Iraqi people] to raise their heads and
reconstruct their life through 'reconciliation, forgive-
ness, justice and coexistence among tribal, ethnic and
religious groups."
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THE SUPERPOWER DESTROYED ALL THAT!
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PLEASE ADDRESS YOUR CHITCHAT TO IT
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Web creator [Tim Berners-Lee] rejects net tracking
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http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/7299875.stm
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"Imagine that everything you are typing is being read by the
person you are applying to for your first job."
`
YOU MEAN YOU READ BOOKS ?
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Chicago police shoot man on Near West Side
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http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/blotter/chi-copshooting_webmar17,1,7948710.story
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"Multiple officers fired shots"
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Chief of Independent Police Review Authority "could not say,"
"could not comment."
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Near West Side, Chicago:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Near_West_Side
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Lake Street (Chicago)
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Street_%28Chicago%29
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3  ASIA
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THE BU$H PLAN (PALESTINE)
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Right-wing Israelis storm Arab area in Jerusalem
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http://www.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idUSL1627484620080316
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East Jerusalem:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/East_Jerusalem
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"East Jerusalem's main Arab neighborhoods include...Jabal
Mukaber" "Since June 28 1967, East Jerusalem has been under
the law, jurisdiction, and administration of the State of
Israel."
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THE BU$H PLAN (IRAQ)
`
Iraq: Who won the war? | Not the 90,000 Iraqi civilians or
the 4,200 US and UK troops killed since 2003.  The big win-
ners are the money men who have made billions.
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http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/iraq-who-won-the-war-796612.html
`
"No one in Washington appeared to have calculated that to
unseat Saddam, whom the US once supported as a bulwark
against the Iranians, would empower the majority community
in Iraq, the Shias, or that many of them would look to the
world's only Shia nation, Iran."
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Appeared?  TREASON IS SECRETIVE
`
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Brief power outage idles [Iraq's largest] oil refinery
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http://www.miamiherald.com/news/world/AP/story/458900.html
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THE BU$H PLAN (AFGHANISTAN)
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Suicide attack on NATO force kills [duh] 3 Afghans
`
http://www.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idUSISL5453620080317
`
"I can confirm there has been a major incident involving ISAF
troops in Girishk"
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Girishk:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Girishk
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THE BU$H PLAN (PAKISTAN)
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Pakistan border strike 'kills 16'
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http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7299352.stm
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"It was not clear who launched the strike."
`
and
`
U.S. missiles kill 9 militants in Pakistan
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http://www.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idUSISL29177520080316
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Four FBI agents hurt in Pakistan bombing
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http://www.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/asiapcf/03/16/pakistan/index.html
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OUR COUNTRY, NOT YOURS
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4 EUROPE
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FRANCE
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30 Big French Cities Fall to the Opposition | For Sarkozy,
Vote Is 'Evening of Defeat'
`
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/03/16/AR2008031600932.html
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THAT'S WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU COZY UP TO BU$H
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IRELAND
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**  Ireland arrests BBC journalists
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http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/2008-03-16-irelandbbc_N.htm
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"Four British Broadcasting Corp. journalists were among seven
men arrested in Ireland in connection with an investigation
into paramilitary activity"
`
CIA News journos seconded to BBC
`
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ITALY
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Italy dreaming of a new political class
`
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/cc7018bc-f38a-11dc-b6bc-0000779fd2ac.html
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"It’s not possible or credible."
`
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KOSOVO
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Serbs attack U.N. convoy in Kosovo flare-up
`
http://www.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idUSL1752554720080317
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"convoy carrying Serb detainees from a raid in Kosovo on
Monday, enabling several detainees to escape"
`
IRAQ IN EUROPE
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SPAIN
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Spain wants 'tax haven' Gibraltar blacklisted
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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2008/03/17/wgib117.xml
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"Spanish authorities will...ask the Organisation for Economic
Cooperation and Development...to list the disputed territory
as 'uncooperative' because it is failing to help investigate
financial corruption."
`
OECD List of Uncooperative Tax Havens:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OECD#OECD_List_of_Uncooperative_Tax_Havens
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EU NEEDS TO KICK OUT UK
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SWITZERLAND
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Switzerland to sign huge Iran gas deal
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http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=JPost/JPArticle/ShowFull&cid=1205420703987
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"Swiss energy giant EGL is set to sign a 25-year deal in
Teheran on Monday to buy 5.5 billion cubic meters of Iranian
natural gas per year, starting in 2011"
`
EGL is the international subsidiary of Swiss energy company
Axpo, headquartered in Baden.
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6  SUPERPOWER et al
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Canadian soldier killed in Afghanistan
`
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20080316.wafghandeath0317/BNStory/Afghanistan/
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"newly arrived"
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7  $$$$
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China firms sink roots across the globe
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http://www.boston.com/news/world/asia/articles/2008/03/16/china_firms_sink_roots_across_the_globe/?page=full
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[Bank of Israel Governor] Fischer defends dollar purchase
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http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=JPost/JPArticle/ShowFull&cid=1205420701160
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Duh: "an act meant to maintain price stability"
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JPMorgan to buy Bear for $2 a share
`
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080317/ap_on_bi_ge/jpmorgan_bear_stearns
`
"four days after Bear Stearns Chief Executive Alan Schwartz
assured Wall Street that his company was not in trouble"
`
`
Asian stocks tumble on Bear Stearns news
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080317/ap_on_bi_ge/world_markets
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`
PAGE ONE | Central Bank Offers Loans To Brokers, Cuts Key
Rate 
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http://online.wsj.com/article/SB120571194513840285.html
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"For the first time securities dealers, effective today and
for at least the next six months, may borrow from the Fed
on much the same terms as banks."
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GOLD IS GOD
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March 13, 2008

Oreo 03 13 08 Morning Edition

Filed under: news — jaspar @ 6:54 am

Oreo 03 13 08 Morning Edition

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OREO
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03 13 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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UNESCO withdraws its sponsorship of Reporters sans Frontières
`
http://www.granma.cu/ingles/2008/marzo/mier12/unesco.html
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"eagerness to set itself up as a court of inquisition against
developing nations"
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Reporters Without Borders:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reporters_sans_Fronti%C3%A8res
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See "Funding"
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`
`
HUD E-Mails Refer to Retaliation | High-Level Officials Wrote
of Punishing Philadelphia Housing Director
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/03/11/AR2008031102800_pf.html
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"Take away all of his Federal dollars?"  ""Let me look into
that possibility."
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Australia probes bungled Indian doctor terror case
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http://au.news.yahoo.com/080313/19/164ym.html
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"to ensure the handling of the case against Muslim medic
Mohamed Haneef did not dent public confidence in Austra-
lia's anti-terrorist measures."
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2  AFRICA
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THE BU$H PLAN (SOMALIA)
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Islamists behead three [puppet] soldiers in Somalia
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http://au.news.yahoo.com/080313/15/1652u.html
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"guarding the roads for the Ethiopian forces"
`
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U.N. Somalia envoy trying to set up peace talks
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http://au.news.yahoo.com/080313/15/1651z.html
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THE PERFECT SANITY OF INSANITY
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3  ASIA
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THE BU$H PLAN (PALESTINE)
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Islamic Jihad shells Israel after raid
`
http://au.news.yahoo.com/080115/2/15j7j.html
`
"an 'initial' response to deadly Israeli raids in the West
Bank."
`
`
`
THE BU$H PLAN (IRAQ)
`
Iraqi Resistance Report for events of Tuesday, 11 March 2008
`
http://www.albasrah.net/en_articles_2008/0308/iraqiresistancereport_110308.htm
`
2d item: American casualties reported in two bombings of US
forces in ath-Tharthar [area (north of ar-Ramadi)]
`
1) "blast totally destroyed the American vehicle"; 2) "blast
also totally destroyed an American military vehicle"
`
Ramadi [with map]:
`
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ar-Ramadi
`
`
`
War Protesters Arrested in Senate
`
http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=D8VC2OS81&show_article=1
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"The war is immoral!  Stop funding the war!"
`
CAN'T HAVE THAT
`
`
`
Public Is Less Aware of Iraq Casualties, Study Finds
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/03/12/AR2008031203706.html
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THINK NOTHING OF IT
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Rocket Attack Kills 3 U.S. Soldiers in Iraq
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/03/12/AR2008031203705.htmL
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Ali Air Base [Camp Adder]:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tallil_Airbase
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Nasiriyah [with map]:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nasiriyah
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US soldiers kill young girl in Iraq
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080313/ap_on_re_mi_ea/iraq_child_killed
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"around 10 years old"
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China hits back at US on human rights, says Iraq war a
disaster
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http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=080313055438.o70uo0iq&show_article=1
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"invasion of Iraq by American troops has produced
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the biggest human rights tragedy and
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the greatest humanitarian disaster in modern world."
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THINK NOTHING OF IT
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THE BU$H PLAN (AFGHANISTAN)
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Suicide attack in Afghan capital kills six: police
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http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=080313060614.sn6dtda8&show_article=1
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"The attack...against two foreign military vehicles...killed
all the soldiers in the two vehicles."
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THE BU$H PLAN (PAKISTAN)
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NATO force killed 4 villagers [including 2 kids]: Pakistan
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http://au.news.yahoo.com/080313/2/1652t.html
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"when they fired artillery across the border"
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THEY AIM TO KILL MORE
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INDIA
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Tibetan marchers arrested in India: police official
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http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=080313065124.a2i87uqi&show_article=1
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"We have been living in India for 50 years and we uphold
the non-violent values of Mahatma Gandhi, the father of
the nation."
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SCRIPT BY CIA
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INDONESIA
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11 arrested for raising banned Papuan flag
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http://au.news.yahoo.com/080313/21/1652q.html
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Western New Guinea [with map]:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Papua
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See "Indonesian control and resistance" with  picture of
Morning Star flag
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6  SUPERPOWER
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Meat Packer [Hallmark/Westland Meat Company] Admits Slaughter
of Sick Cows
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/13/business/13meat.html
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"denied under oath on Wednesday, but then grudgingly admitted"
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Hallmark/Westland Meat Packing Company:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hallmark/Westland_Meat_Packing_Company
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7  $$$$
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THINK NOTHING OF IT
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Gasoline at Record [$3.246 a gallon] as Oil Hits $110[.20]
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http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/business/AP-Oil-Prices.html
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Diesel: Fuel for Inflation? | Truckers Face Record Pump
Prices [$3.876 a gallon] to Get Goods to Stores
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/03/12/AR2008031203670.html
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Dollar drops to 99 yen level for 1st time since Nov. 1995 in
London [trading]
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http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=D8VCFDAO1&show_article=1
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Euro hits record high 1.56 dollars
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http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=080313093705.d0bjkg0i&show_article=1
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March 9, 2008

Oreo 03 09 08 Morning Edition

Filed under: news — jaspar @ 10:00 am

Oreo 03 09 08 Morning Edition

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OREO
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03 09 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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3  ASIA
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THE BU$H PLAN (IRAQ)
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AP: Water makes US troops in Iraq sick
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080309/ap_on_go_ca_st_pe/iraq_contaminated_water
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"water supplied by the military and a contractor"
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THE BU$H PLAN (AFGHANISTAN)
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[Thousands of Afghan students] threaten attacks on troops
over cartoon
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http://au.news.yahoo.com/080309/15/1638s.html
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"Sunday's protest near the city of Jalalabad on the highway
leading to Pakistan followed violent demonstrations a day
earlier in the western city of Herat"
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Jalalabad [with map]:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jalalabad
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Herat [with map]:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herat
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FROM ONE END OF THE EMIRATE TO THE OTHER
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INDIA
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[People's Revolutionary Party of Kangleipak] owns responsi-
bility for Manipur Assembly blast
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http://in.news.yahoo.com/ani/20080309/r_t_ani_nl_politics/tnl-banned-outfit-owns-responsibility-fo-a1a8389.html
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"exploded the bomb because MLAs [Members of the Legislative
Assembly] and Ministers led by Chief Minister O Ibobi Singh
expressed strong opposition to the revolutionary activities
of insurgent organisations"
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THIS MAY SIGNAL AN EMERGING NEW WORLD LAW
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[CM Singh is under Manipur Governor Shivinder Singh Sidhu.]
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Manipur [with map]:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manipur
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PREPAK
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PREPAK
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"PREPAK , the People's Revolutionary Party of Kangleipak is
an armed insurgent group in Manipur demanding a separate and
independent homeland. PREPAK was formed under the leadership
of R.K. Tulachandra on October 9, 1977."
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Shivinder Singh Sidhu:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shivinder_Singh_Sidhu
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Tibetans living-in-exile rehearse for uprising day march in
full swing
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http://in.news.yahoo.com/ani/20080309/r_t_ani_nl_general/tnl-tibetans-living-in-exile-rehearse-fo-99cbaa1.html
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~70 marchers "will march from New Delhi to Tibet border"
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Dharamsala [with map]:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dharamsala
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"When the Dalai Lama left Tibet, Indian Prime Minister
Jawaharlal Nehru offered to permit him and his followers
to establish a 'government-in-exile' in Dharamsala in 1960."
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IMPERIAL INDIA
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MALAYSIA
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Malaysia's political landscape shifts
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http://au.news.yahoo.com/080213/2/15tm8.html
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"biggest sea-change in politics in almost 40 years" "Parti
Keadilan...emerged as the biggest opposition party in fed-
eral parliament with 31 seats" "Indians were merciless,...
handing a seat to an Indian activist currently in detention."
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7  $$$$
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FBI begins inquiry into [Countrywide Financial Corp]
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http://au.news.yahoo.com/080309/2/1637t.html
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"suspected securities fraud"
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March 6, 2008

Oreo 03 06 08 Morning Edition

Filed under: news — jaspar @ 7:39 am

Oreo 03 06 08 Morning Edition

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OREO
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03 06 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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3  ASIA
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THE BU$H PLAN (PALESTINE)
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Gaza militants say blew up Israeli jeep on [Kissufim] border
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http://au.news.yahoo.com/080306/15/162bq.html
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See Oreo 03 05 08 Morning Edition - "Some Israeli forces
enter south Gaza," under THE BU$H PLAN (PALESTINE)
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THE BU$H PLAN (AFGHANISTAN)
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[US] Troop depression on rise in Afghanistan
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080306/ap_on_go_ca_st_pe/troops_mental_health
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"soldiers on their third and fourth tours of duty had
sharply greater rates of mental health problems than
those on their first or second"
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KILL, THAT'LL MAKE YA FEEL BETTER
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BURN, THAT'LL MAKE YA FEEL LOTS BETTER
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LOOT, THAT'LL MAKE YA FEEL MUCHO BETTER
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THE BU$H PLAN (PAKISTAN)
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Outage leaves millions without power in Pakistan's largest
city of Karachi, official says
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http://malaysia.news.yahoo.com/ap/20080306/tap-as-gen-pakistan-power-outage-d3b07b8.html
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"city of more than 15 million people without electricity"
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PAKISTAN'S FAILURE SO FAR TO "NO" THE SUPERPOWER
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AUSTRALIA
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Australia cancels contract for US Seasprite helicopters
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http://malaysia.news.yahoo.com/afp/20080305/tap-australia-us-military-trade-5a1703c.html
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"part of a wider examination of a series of controverial
military acquisitions by the previous government."
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PERHAPS AUSTRALIA'S GETTING TO "NO" THE SUPERPOWER
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INDIA
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Express train kills 16 in [Gujarat state,] India
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http://malaysia.news.yahoo.com/afp/20080228/tap-india-accident-rail-5bb9277.html
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"victims were migrant workers and their families from the
northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh" "train did not stop
and had yet to be identified."
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PERHAPS THE TRAIN DRIVER IS FROM MAHARASHTRA
AND AN ADHERENT OF RAJ THACKERAY'S MNS
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Raj Thackeray:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raj_Thackeray
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Maharashtra Navnirman Sena [Maharashtra Reconstruction Army]:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maharashtra_Navnirman_Sena
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February 2008 attacks on North Indians in Maharashtra:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/February_2008_violence_against_North_Indians_in_Maharashtra
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JAPAN
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Four Marines to get court-martial in Japan [gang-]rape case:
US
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http://malaysia.news.yahoo.com/afp/20080306/tap-japan-us-military-rape-d1078a1.html
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1) At "Iwakuni base near the western city of Hiroshima."
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2) "another US Marine accused of raping a 14-year-old girl
on the southern island of Okinawa, home to more than half
the US forces in the country."
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3) "More than 40,000 US troops are based in Japan"
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JAPAN'S FAILURE SO FAR TO "NO" THE SUPERPOWER
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MALAYSIA
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Malaysia's trade surplus rises over 28 percent
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Total exports: "10.4 percent increase from January 2007"
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"Malaysia's exports to the United States, its main trading
partner, dipped"
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Some 1,000 PKR Members Leave Party [?]
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http://malaysia.news.yahoo.com/bnm/20080306/tpl-election-pkr-bm-walk-out-pix-98d6c80.html
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Parti Keadilan Rakyat:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parti_Keadilan_Rakyat
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"led by Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail" "wife of Anwar Ibrahim"
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Anwar Ibrahim:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anwar_Ibrahim
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Anwar "is currently a Distinguished Visiting Professor in
the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University [in
Washington DC]"
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KISS, KISS  HUG, HUG
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Hulu Terengganu:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hulu_Terengganu
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Malaysia's ruling party offers economic aid in bid to topple
Islamic party in key state [Kelantan]
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http://malaysia.news.yahoo.com/ap/20080306/tap-as-fea-pol-malaysia-islamic-party-b3c65ae.html
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"Kelantan is the only real battleground in the Malaysian
elections [March 8th]." "Many residents toil on rubber,
rice and palm oil plantations."
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Kelantan [with map]:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kelantan
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GOLD IS GOD
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REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES
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High oil prices drive millions back to poverty in Philippines: survey
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http://malaysia.news.yahoo.com/afp/20080305/tap-philippines-poverty-population-oil-i-5cc1ef8.html
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"survey blamed rising oil prices, which have pushed up the
cost of transport, which in turn has forced the cost of
basic food items to rise." "in the three years to 2006,
prices had risen by 22 percent"
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F-O-O-D
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DUH SPECIAL: "Former World Bank president James Wolfensohn
...said he was 'quite struck' when he saw the statistics
since previous figures showed the Philippines had been doing
well in fighting poverty."
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THAILAND
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Two policemen killed [3 injured] in troubled Thai south:
police
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http://malaysia.news.yahoo.com/afp/20080305/tap-thailand-south-unrest-toll-c8d5519.html
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"bomb hidden under a bridge exploded in Pattani province"
"In nearby Yala province"...
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5  LATAM
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COLOMBIA
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Colombia takes more heat from Latin America left
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http://au.news.yahoo.com/080306/15/1629f.html
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"Argentine President Cristina Fernandez was in Caracas
on Thursday" "[Ecuador President, Rafael Correa] later
traveled to Panama"
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6  SUPERPOWER
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Report: Minorities hit by foreclosures
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080306/ap_on_bi_ge/foreclosure_minorities
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"Subprime lenders that went out of business with the
industry's collapse targeted minority neighborhoods"
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Went out of business?  Poof, like that!
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WERE THESE LENDERS SECRETLY SET UP
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BY THE BIG BOYS STILL IN BUSINESS?
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March 1, 2008

Oreo 03 01 08 Morning Edition

Filed under: news — jaspar @ 8:44 am

Oreo 03 01 08 Morning Edition

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OREO
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03 01 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: 1 ]
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1  DISORDER
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Wikileaks judge reverses takedown order
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http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/03/01/wikileaks_judge_reverses/
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THAT SUCH ORDERS WERE ISSUED IS A BAD SIGN
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and
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Wikileaks victorious over Bank Julius Baer
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http://88.80.13.160/wiki/Wikileaks_victorious_over_Bank_Julius_Baer
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"The case continues next month"
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THAT SUCH ORDERS WERE ISSUED IS A BAD SIGN
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Audits Sting Hospitals, Physicians
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/H/HOSPITALS_MEDICARE?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-03-01-06-43-25
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"Health care providers are nearly unanimous in their dislike
of the program's continuation" "Many lawmakers have similar
sentiments"
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2  AFRICA
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NIGERIA
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Nigeria oil hub targeted in night attack, one hurt
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http://au.news.yahoo.com/080301/15/160d6.html
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"blew up a police houseboat"
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3  ASIA
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THE BU$H PLAN (PAKISTAN)
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Pakistani court acquits Nawaz Sharif's brother in murder case
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http://malaysia.news.yahoo.com/ap/20080301/tap-as-gen-pakistan-opposition-acquittal-d3b07b8.html
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"Shahbaz Sharif was the chief minister, or top elected
official, in the eastern province of Punjab when the
five men were killed in what their families had said
were fake shootouts with police."
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SHOOTOUTS FAKED BY POLICE
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"[Families' lawyer] Bajwa would not say why the families
withdrew their complaint.  The relatives also refused to
give an explanation."
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Shahbaz Sharif:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shahbaz_Sharif
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"[Shahbaz] Sharif was not allowed to participate in the 2008
electionsbecause of allegations against him."
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Suicide bomber kills 38 at Pakistan funeral
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http://au.news.yahoo.com/080301/15/160cg.html
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"at a funeral of a policeman" "Another...bomber rammed his
car into a vehicle carrying paramilitary forces"
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INDIA
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Indian Army Northern Command gets new chief [Lt Gen Bhardwaj] 
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http://in.news.yahoo.com/indiaabroad/20080301/r_t_ians_nl_general/tnl-indian-army-northern-command-gets-ne-b9e311f.html
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"Bhardwaj has...received training at Special Forces School,
Fort Bragg"
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Udhampur [with map]:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Udhampur
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Indian Army:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_Army
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"Currently, the army is also looking at enhancing its special
forces capabilities."
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Mixed reaction from Punjab farmers to budget sops
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http://in.news.yahoo.com/indiaabroad/20080301/r_t_ians_nl_politics/tnl-mixed-reaction-from-punjab-farmers-t-a4b7bec.html
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"Farmers who have availed loans from banks alone will
benefit.  There are thousands who will continue to be
in the trap of moneylenders.  Who will bail them out?"
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"We will know the exact benefit of the budget waiver
only when it is implemented by banks."
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OF, BY, FOR BANKS
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JAPAN
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MH  Japan govt vows crackdown on crimes by US military
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Rather, Japan govt Hadnott guts
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http://malaysia.news.yahoo.com/afp/20080301/tap-japan-us-military-rape-d1078a1.html
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"[S Sgt] Hadnott...was freed from custody late Friday after
the girl's family [duh] decided not to pursue the case."
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NEPAL
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Fuel crisis eases in Nepal capital after strike ends
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http://au.news.yahoo.com/080301/19/160cy.html
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"the government and the United Democratic Mahadhesi Front...
struck a deal on Thursday to discuss increased autonomy for
the region following crucial polls that will elect a body to
rewrite Nepal's constitution."
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SINGAPORE
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SAF [Singapore Armed Forces] to deploy teams to Oruzgan and
Bamiyan in Afghanistan
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http://malaysia.news.yahoo.com/cna/20080229/tap-331977-231650b.html
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"personnel will be briefed on the ground situation and will
be trained to handle potential threats."
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RAT-A-TAT-TAT
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Bamiyan Province [with map]:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bamiyan_Province
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Orūzgān Province [with map]:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oruzgan
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THAILAND
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Thai military dominates appointments to new Senate
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http://malaysia.news.yahoo.com/afp/20080219/tap-thailand-politics-senate-c8d5519.html
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Thai Senate election, 2008:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thai_Senate_election%2C_2008
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"Senate elections will be held in Thailand on 2 March 2008."
"76 candidates will be elected on that date, one for each
province, while 74 senators will be appointed by a selec-
tion panel headed by the Constitution Tribunal's president"
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6  SUPERPOWER et al
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Supreme Court won't allow sentence exemption for former Mountie
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"former Mountie who shot and killed a prisoner during a
jailhouse scuffle isn't entitled to an exemption from the
four-year, mandatory minimum sentence set for manslaughter
involving a gun"
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