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April 27, 2008

OREO 04 27 08

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OREO 04 27 08
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Newsstories of interest:
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1  DISORDER
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Editorial | 50 Bullets, No Conviction 
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/26/opinion/26sat1.html
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From top: "we respect Justice Cooperman’s verdict"
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To bottom: "We respect that judgment as a matter of law"
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50 - 50 = 0
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AND
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Family of Sean Bell Website 
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http://www.justiceforsean.net/
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Editorial | The Tarnished Brass 
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/26/opinion/26sat2.html
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"Candidates for president should also declare their views
about how to market policies to the public and the news
media."
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The Times has to drop a hint!
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See OREO 04 21 08 | DISORDER | "**  Behind Analysts, the
Pentagon’s Hidden Hand
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Pentagon Suspends Briefings for Analysts
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/26/washington/26analyst.html
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Sect Children Face Another World, but Still No TV
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/26/us/26raid.html?pagewanted=all
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"A damning 2004 state report found
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that the system was overwhelmed with caseloads and staff
turnover,
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that children with violent criminal records were being
mixed in the general foster-care population"
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AND
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"A study in 2006 by the Texas Department of Health Ser-
vices said that more than half of all foster children
ages 13 to 17 were being given psychotropic drugs to
control behavior."
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AND
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"traditional foster homes —-the presumed next step in the
F.L.D.S. diaspora [= disappearances]-— are waiting." 
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__THE CIA MUST BE ABOLISHED ROOT AND BRANCH__
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Letters Give C.I.A. Tactics a Legal Rationale
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/27/washington/27intel.html
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"new documents provide more details about how the admini-
stration intends to determine whether a specific technique
would be legal, depending on the circumstances involved."
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FATAL WINKS AND FATAL NODS
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**  The New Economics of Hunger | A brutal convergence
of events has hit an unprepared global market, and grain
prices are sky high.  The world's poor suffer most
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/04/26/AR2008042602041_pf.html
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"Few believe prices will go back to where they were in
early 2006, suggesting that the world [?] must cope with
a new reality of more expensive food." "significant sub-
sidies and other barriers meant to protect farmers --
particularly in Europe, the United States and Japan--
have distorted the real price of food globally"
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"We must not leave the vital issue of feeding people to
the mercy of market laws and international speculation."
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IT'S COMMIE PROPAGANDA, THAT'S WHAT IT IS
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3  ASIA
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THE BU$H PLAN (PALESTINE)
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World Bank: Israeli blockade stalls Palestinian economy
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080427/ap_on_re_mi_ea/palestinians_economy
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"In the West Bank...Israel maintains a network of hundreds
of checkpoints, gates and earthen barriers" "virtually com-
plete closure of the Gaza strip"
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THE MIDDLE AGES, SUPERPOWER-PUPPET STYLE
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THE BU$H PLAN (IRAQ)
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Iraqi Resistance Report for events of Friday, 25 April
2008
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http://www.uruknet.info/?p=m43436&hd=&size=1&l=e
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Item 2: Thursday bombing in al-Kubaysah [Al-Anbar Province]
reportedly leaves two US troops dead [and six wounded]
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Iraqi lawmaker accuses U.S. forces of using prohibited
weapons in Sadr City attacks
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http://66.111.34.180/look/english/article.tpl?IdLanguage=1&IdPublication=4&NrArticle=77489&NrIssue=2&NrSection=1
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"Cogent evidence were shown by the criminal investiga-
tions and forensics' reports that the occupation forces
have used fissile arms during the bombardment of Sadr
City"
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Cluster bomb | Threat to civilians:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cluster_bomb#Threat_to_civilians
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"cluster bombs pose a particular threat to civilians for
two reasons: [a] they have a wide area of effect, and [b]
they have consistently left behind a large number of unex-
ploded bomblets.  The unexploded bomblets remain dangerous
for decades after the end of a conflict."
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THE BU$H PLAN (AFGHANISTAN)
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Afghan [puppet] president safe after fleeing gunfire at
Kabul event
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080427/ap_on_re_as/afghanistan
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"People at the ceremony ducked for cover then fled —-among
them Afghan [puppet] police and soldiers"
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THE BU$H PLAN (PAKISTAN)
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Pakistan Is at an Impasse Over Reinstating Judges
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/04/26/AR2008042601844.html
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"Known as the Murree Declaration, the agreement [of the
two parties] called for Parliament to pass a resolution
reinstating all the judges within 30 days of the new
government's swearing-in."
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"Parliament is debating whether the resolution on the
judges should shorten the terms of high court justices,
which could effectively lead to an earlier retirement."
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AH, WHAT SLY DOGS THEY ARE!
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See Oreo 03 08 08 Evening Edition | ASIA | THE BU$H PLAN
(PAKISTAN) | "Lawyers Rally Against Musharraf Government"
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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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9/11: WHY US?
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INDIA
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Gujarat probe fuelling terror tendency: Bhatt
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http://www.hindustantimes.com/StoryPage/StoryPage.aspx?id=3f5b076f-e881-4b1a-b5a4-01b192ae5afa&&Headline='Gujarat+probe+fuelling+terror+tendency'
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"one of the biggest state-level anti-terror conferences —-
the third in a countrywide series planned by Darul Uloom,
Deoband"
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2002 Gujarat violence | Shah-Nanavati commission:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2002_Gujarat_Violence#Shah-Nanavati_commission
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and
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See OREO 04 06 08 | ASIA | INDIA | "Clerics denounce ter-
rorism at Hyderabad meet" | excerpt
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Darul Uloom Deoband condemns all kinds of violence and
terrorism in the strongest possible terms.  The Confer-
ence expresses its deep concern and agony on the present
global and national alarming conditions in which most of
the nations are adopting such an attitude [violence and
terrorism] against their citizens especially Muslims to
appease the tyrant and colonial master of the West [The
Superpower], which [appeasement] cannot be justified in
any way. It is a matter of greater concern that the in-
ternal and external policies of our country [India] are
getting heavily influenced by these [Superpower-led]
forces.  Their aggression, barbarism and state-sponsored
terrorism not only in Palestine, Iraq and Afghanistan but
also in Bosnia and various South American countries have
surpassed all the records known to human history.  Con-
trary to it [violence and terrorism], our great nation has
always been known for impartiality and its moral and spiri-
tual values.  Now the situation has worsened so far that
every Indian Muslim especially those associated with madras-
as, who are innocent with good record of characters, are
always gripped by the fear that they might be trapped by
the administrative machinery anytime.  And, today countless
number of innocent Muslims are spending their lives behind
the bars and are forced to bear many intolerable tortures.
And, those [CIA-linked sects] spreading terror, attacking
police stations, killing the police in broad daylight and
showing illegal arms are roaming about freely with no
effective and preventive steps being taken by the govern-
ment to check their acts of terrorism and violence.  This
partial attitude has put a big question mark on the secular
character of the government [and is] posing great threats
to the country.  Therefore, this All India Anti-Terrorism
Conference strongly condemns this [partial] attitude and
expresses its deep concern on this partiality of government
officials and declares its continuous joint struggles for
domination of law, justice and secular system.
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THAILAND
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Constitution at center of battle to control Thailand
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http://www.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idUSBKK8907420080427?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews&sp=true
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"A decorated policeman was shot dead in a Bangkok bar
in 2001 after a fracas with the son of a top politician."
"the son, a military officer, went AWOL"  He was "rein-
stated this week as an army sub-lieutenant."
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"his father, Chalerm Yubamrung, is Interior Minister"
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2007 Constitution of Thailand | The Referendum Return:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2007_Constitution_of_Thailand#The_Referendum_Return
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Passed 14,727,306 v 10,747,441.
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4 EUROPE
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SPAIN
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Spanish mayor [Jose Antonio Barroso] faces jail for
insulting the king 
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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2008/04/26/wspain126.xml
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""The monarchy is corrupt, anachronistic and unnecessary."
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SHUT UP
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UK
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Simon Jenkins | These catch-all terror laws are killing
off British justice | February 17, 2008
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http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/columnists/simon_jenkins/article3382269.ece
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EU NEEDS TO KICK OUT UK
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Old Bailey opens its unseen files | Transcripts of 210,000
trials from across four centuries are now freely available
online
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http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2008/apr/27/law
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The Proceedings of the Old Bailey, 1674-1913:
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http://www.oldbaileyonline.org/
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6  SUPERPOWER
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Anti-war Cindy Sheehan files to take on Pelosi
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http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/04/25/BAU310AJJ9.DTL
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Obama pastor: I had death threats | Jeremiah Wright re-
emerges to say his church has been threatened with attack
...
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http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/apr/27/barackobama.hillaryclinton
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"journalists had been harassing church members, including
one who was dying in a hospice." "two more interviews
scheduled this week, including an address to the National
Press Club"
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The 1968 Protesters, Then and Now
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/04/26/AR2008042602013_pf.html
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Wachovia part of probe into Latin drug money: [WSJ] report
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http://www.reuters.com/article/businessNews/idUSN2628333820080426
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April 23, 2008

OREO 04 23 08

Filed under: news — jaspar @ 5:40 pm

OREO 04 23 08

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OREO 04 23 08
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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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__THE ALL-TOO-REAL IN OVERDRIVE__
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A Developer, His Deals and His Ties to McCain
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/22/us/politics/22diamond.html?hp=&pagewanted=all
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Donald Diamond has a "flotilla of yachts (the Ace, King,
Jack and Queen of Diamonds)."  And he has a "real estate
empire."
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His attitude toward Congress-Critters: "When you have a
big, significant businessman like myself, why wouldn’t
you [, Critter,] want to help move things along?   What
else would they [, the Critters] do?
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They waste so much time with legislation."
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Justice [= DOJ] Official Pleads Guilty in Abramoff Case
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http://blog.washingtonpost.com/washingtonpostinvestigations/2008/04/justice_official_pleads_guilty.html
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"Robert E. Coughlin II, the former deputy chief of staff
of the Justice Department's criminal division"
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"admitted...he leaked inside Justice Department informa-
tion, attended meetings and contacted officials as part
of his efforts to help Abramoff"
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Ultimately, the Abramoff affair pertains to
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TREASON IN THE BLACK HOUSE
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US scraps $20 million prototype of virtual fence
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080423/ap_on_re_us/border_fence
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THE BAD NEWS: "Boeing is to replace the so-called Project
28 prototype with a series of towers equipped with commun-
ications systems, new cameras and new radar capability."
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See Oreo 02 13 08 Evening Edition | DISORDER | "Virtual
Fence on Border to Get Approval"
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"Chertoff saw the fence during a trip to Arizona last
week."
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"I think it looks good."
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2  AFRICA
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ALGERIA
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Denmark evacuates embassies in Algeria, Afghanistan 
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/D/DENMARK_EMBASSY_THREATS?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-04-23-04-48-16
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THE BAD NEWS: "Embassy employees have been moved to secret
locations in both countries' capitals."
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ZIMBABWE
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Officials release 1st result in Zimbabwe election recount
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http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=D907IMLG0&show_article=1
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"Mugabe's party has won an additional parliamentary seat"
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3  ASIA
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THE BU$H PLAN (PALESTINE)
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Army veteran accused of slipping secrets to Israel in '80s
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/S/SPY_ARREST?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-04-23-07-07-27
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Ben-ami Kadish "worked [1963 thru 1990] at the Armament
Research, Development and Engineering Center at the Pica-
tinny Arsenal in New Jersey."
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"handler who received the information from Kadish also
obtained information from Pollard"
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THE BU$H PLAN (IRAQ)
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Iraqi Resistance Report for events of Monday, 21 April 2008
2008
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http://www.uruknet.info/?p=m43293&hd=&size=1&l=e
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Fourteen killed in continued US offensive in impoverished
Baghdad district [item 2]
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"The Americans and their [puppet] Iraqi regime allies have
had the district...blockaded for three weeks."
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3 Marines killed, 4 wounded in Ramadi, [and in] Basra
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http://66.111.34.180/look/english/article.tpl?IdLanguage=1&IdPublication=4&NrArticle=77136&NrIssue=2&NrSection=1
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Bangladesh evacuates stranded workers from Iraq
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http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSDHA7110620080423?feedType=RSS&feedName=topNews&rpc=22&sp=true
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"thousands of stranded workers who were trafficked into
war-ravaged Iraq by illegal manpower traders"
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"Nearly 5 million Bangladeshis now work all over the
world, mostly in the Middle East, and send home nearly
$6 billion annually."
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SOCIOCIDE TYPE 2
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THE BU$H PLAN (AFGHANISTAN)
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RAF destroys £ 10 m[illion] spy plane in Afghanistan
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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2008/04/22/nafghan222.xml
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"after it crash landed over Taliban territory in
Afghanistan."
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Suicide bombings, attacks in Afghanistan kill 13, wound 24
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080423/ap_on_re_as/afghanistan
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"vehicle carrying [Superpower] intelligence agents,"
"[puppet]  police  convoy, killing two officers and
wounding three," etc
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Spin Boldak:
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080423/ap_on_re_as/afghanistan
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RUSSIAN FEDERATION
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**  Putin held a meeting on developing agriculture
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http://www.kremlin.ru/eng/text/news/2008/04/164223.shtml
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"during Soviet [= Khrushchov] times Russia bought 30 mil-
lion tonnes of wheat per year whereas today Russia is the
third largest exporter of wheat after the United States
and Canada."
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"Russia must consider what should be done so that it can
assume its rightful place in international markets and, at
the same time, protect the interests of Russian consumers."
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NO FOOD RIOTS HERE, THANK YOU
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UK
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Tax Policy Haunts British Leader as Vote on Budget
Approaches
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/23/world/europe/23britain.html
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"To finance a 2-percentage-point cut in one rate of
income tax, from 22 to 20 percent,
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the chancellor [now PM] abolished a lower rate of 10
percent that benefited particularly low-paid young
workers without children —-part of Labo[u]r’s most
cherished blue-collar constituency."
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WE'VE GOT A DUMMY PROBLEM HERE
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5  LATAM
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CUBA
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Reflections of Fidel | Peace and prosperity
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http://www.granma.cu/ingles/2008/abril/lun21/17relflex1-i.html
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Esteban Lazo receives [Malaysia xPM] Mahathir
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http://www.granma.cu/ingles/2008/abril/mar22/lazo.html
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"who is in Cuba to participate in the First International
Conference of the Defense Information Studies Center"
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Existing home sales decline as housing slump continues
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080422/ap_on_bi_ge/economy
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Gas Prices Rise Further While Oil Nears $120
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http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/business/AP-Oil-Prices.html
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Bu$h Bonus: "$3.51"
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Stocks Fall After Earnings Reports
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http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/business/AP-Wall-Street.html
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DJI: - 130
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April 19, 2008

OREO 04 19 08

Filed under: news — jaspar @ 12:15 pm

OREO 04 19 08

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OREO 04 19 08
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Newsstories of interest:
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** = Important  [in this edition: 3 ]
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1  DISORDER
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**  Across Globe, Empty Bellies Bring Rising Anger 
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/18/world/americas/18food.html?pagewanted=all
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"that burn in the belly" "not only being felt among the poor
but...also eroding the gains of the working and middle clas-
ses" "There are no scripts on how to handle the crisis"
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Really?  "most of the poorest of the poor suffer silently,
too weak for activism"...
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Ko Young-dae | ** Stratcom is the Main Threat to Peace on
the Korea Peninsula | CONPLAN 8022: Inside Bush's Nuclear
War Plan
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http://www.counterpunch.org/dae04182008.html
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Stratcom = United States Strategic Command
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/STRATCOM
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CONPLAN [= Contingency Plan] 8022-02
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CONPLAN_8022
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"main plan involves the preemptive use of tactical nuclear
strikes"
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"Keynote speech by...SPARK co-representative at Global Net-
work conference held in Omaha, Nebraska on April 12, 2008"
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SPARK = Solidarity for Peace and Reunification of Korea
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http://www.paxchristi.net/members/html/asia_pacific_overview.php?mo_id=88&mo_name=Solidarity%20for%20Peace%20and%20Reunification%20of%20Korea
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Text | Pope Benedict XVI’s Address to the U.N. General
Assembly 
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/19/nyregion/18popeatun.html?_r=1&oref=slogin&pagewanted=all
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"The United Nations embodies the aspiration for a 'greater
degree of international ordering'..., inspired and governed
by the principle of subsidiarity"
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Subsidiarity:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Subsidiarity
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"a central authority should have a subsidiary function,
performing only those tasks which cannot be performed
effectively at a more immediate or local level."
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THE UNO SHALL REMAIN A FRONT FOR THE SUPERPOWER
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2  AFRICA
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NIGERIA
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Nigerian militants claim sabotage of major oil pipeline
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http://apnews.myway.com/article/20080418/D904DGUG0.html
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"Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta said its
fighters hit the pipeline operated by Royal Dutch Shell"
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SOUTH AFRICA
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Chinese 'weapons' ship leaves SA waters
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http://www.sabcnews.com/africa/southern_africa/0,2172,167959,00.html
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"The ship had been at anchor off Durban in the Indian Ocean
since Monday."
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CIA SOB ?
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ANC leader [Jacob Zuma] visits poor whites at shantytown
in South Africa
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http://apnews.myway.com/article/20080418/D904DO900.html
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"About 9 percent of South Africa's 48 million people are
white.  Solidarity, a union whose base is among white
workers, estimates about 13 percent of working-class
whites - some 247,000 people - earn less than 1,600 rand
(about $200) a month."
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"The union hosted [Zuma's] tour of Bethlehem [on the out-
skirts of Pretoria, the executive capital].
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Solidarity Today:
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http://www.solidaritysa.co.za/Home/home.php
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THE BU$H PLAN (PALESTINE)
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...Gaza militants detonate car bomb [wounding 13 soldiers]
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http://apnews.myway.com/article/20080419/D904SSCG0.html
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"fifth attack on Israelis at Gaza [border crossings] since
last week" "to break the nearly yearlong blockade"
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Rockets knocked out power in Sderot.
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THE BU$H PLAN (IRAQ)
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__KHRUSHCHOV IS RISEN!__
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U.S. Begins Erecting Wall in Sadr City 
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/18/world/middleeast/18sadrcity.html
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Iraqi Resistance Report for events of Thursday, 17 April
2008
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http://www.uruknet.info/?p=m43174&hd=&size=1&l=e
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Al-Qaida No. 2 al-Zawahri says US options in Iraq all bad
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http://apnews.myway.com/article/20080418/D9049HM00.html
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"If the American forces leave, they will lose everything.
And if they stay, they will bleed to death."
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THE BU$H PLAN (AFGHANISTAN)
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Son of Dutch military chief [+ 1] killed in Afghanistan
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http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/asia/article3772165.ece
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"one day after his father was made head of the Dutch armed
forces"
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THE BU$H PLAN (IRAN)
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Iran should defend Islamic world: top cleric
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http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=080418112917.337ttr6z&show_article=1
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"sermon carried live on state radio."
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THE BU$H PLAN (PAKISTAN)
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U.S. Lacks Plan to Operate in Pakistani Tribal Areas, GAO
Says
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/04/17/AR2008041703721.html
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The Superpower "'has not met its national security goals to
destroy terrorist threats and close the safe haven'..., des-
pite
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having spent more than $10 billion for Pakistani military
operations
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in the mountainous border region." 
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ANNEXATION OF PAKISTAN IS NEXT
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PEOPLES REPUBLIC OF CHINA
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Chinese protests against French supermarket Carrefour spread
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http://apnews.myway.com/article/20080419/D904SRRO0.html
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"Protesters in Xian carried pictures of Jin Jing, a dis-
abled, little-known fencing athlete, who has become a
household name after clinging stubbornly to the torch
while a Tibet supporter tried to wrestle it away during
the Olympic torch relay in Paris on April 7."
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Jin Jing:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jin_Jing
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"some Chinese citizens...urge...boycott of French goods
and businesses"
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YEMEN
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...Militants kill a lawmaker [& son] in northern Yemen
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http://apnews.myway.com/article/20080418/D904CH2G1.html
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"Four bodyguards...were seriously wounded"
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Sa'dah Governorate:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sa%27dah_Governorate
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4 EUROPE
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ICELAND
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Iceland, a Tiny Dynamo, Loses Steam
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/18/business/worldbusiness/18iceland.html?ref=business&pagewanted=all
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"collapsing currency, rising inflation, double-digit interest rates"
` 
See OREO 03 26 08 | EUROPE | ICELAND | "Concern for Iceland
grows after rate rise [to 15 per cent]."
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5  LATAM
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__DIRTY WAR__
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CHILE
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**  Retired admirals indicted in Chile
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http://apnews.myway.com/article/20080419/D904K3B00.html
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"abduction, torture and killing a British-Chilean priest
and other dissidents"
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"Also charged was Carlos Costa, a navy doctor."
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ECUADOR
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Ecuador revokes most mine concessions
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http://apnews.myway.com/article/20080418/D904IRRG0.html
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"suspended some 3,100 of the 4,112 active concessions in
Ecuador and 1,220 concession requests.  Affected companies
include Canada's Aurelian Resources Inc., EcuaCorriente
and Iamgold Corp."
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MEXICO
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Military helicopter crashes in Mexico, killing 11
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http://apnews.myway.com/article/20080419/D904LFA00.html
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"helicopter lost strength"
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6  SUPERPOWER
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Workers Get Fewer Hours, Deepening the Downturn
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/18/business/18hours.html?ref=business&pagewanted=all
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"sowing worry and thrift among...workers."
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Sticker Shock in the Organic [Food] Aisles 
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/18/business/18organic.html?ref=business&pagewanted=all
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"On grocery shelves across the nation, sharp price increases
are taking hold."
`
`
Former '60s Radical Is Now Considered Mainstream in Chicago
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/04/17/AR2008041703910_pf.html
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"what happened in the 1960s has long been overshadowed by...
mainstream liberal good works."
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IT IS TO LAUGH
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7  $$$$
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Citigroup Records a Loss and Plans 9,000 Layoffs 
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/18/business/18cnd-citi.html?ref=business&pagewanted=all
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"in the next 12 months"
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AT&T to Cut About 4,600 Jobs
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http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/business/AP-ATT-Jobs.html
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JPMorgan Joins Rivals in Raising Extra Cash
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/18/business/18banks.html
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"$6 billion in expensive [= high interest] debt."
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April 15, 2008

OREO 04 15 08

Filed under: news — jaspar @ 9:22 am

OREO 04 15 08

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OREO 04 15 08
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Newsstories of interest:
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** = Important  [in this edition: 3 ]
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MH = Misleading Headline  [in this edition:  ]
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1  DISORDER
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**  How Hunger Could Topple Regimes
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/time/20080414/wl_time/howhungercouldtoppleregimes
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"The usually impoverished majority of citizens may acquiesce
to the rule of detested corrupt and repressive regimes when
they are preoccupied with the daily struggle to feed their
children and themselves,
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but when circumstances render it impossible to feed their
hungry children, normally passive citizens can very quickly
become militants with nothing to lose."
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"the invisible barricade of private-property laws can be
easily ignored."`
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"For a mass outpouring of rage spurred by hunger to trans-
late into a credible challenge to an established order
requires an organized political leadership ready to harness
that anger against the state."
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Cosatu [Congress of South African Trade Unions] warns of
riots over food price hikes
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http://www.mg.co.za/articlePage.aspx?articleid=336967&area=/breaking_news/breaking_news__business/
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"one of the reasons why we feel this [protest] campaign
is so important, so that we can try to channel the anger
that people undoubtedly feel in a positive direction, in
an orderly peaceful campaign."
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CHANNELING
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France’s answer to global food crisis is EU protectionism
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http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/europe/article3746899.ece
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"At a high-level EU agriculture meeting in Luxembourg,
Michel Barnier, the French Agriculture Minister, called
on Europe to establish a food security plan and to resist
further cuts in Europe’s agriculture budget."
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HYSTERIA
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Price rises add £600 a year to grocery bills
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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/money/main.jhtml?xml=/money/2008/04/15/nprices215.xml
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See graphic: "How the cost of staple foods has risen in
the past year." 
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WE'RE BRITS
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Food price protests disrupt India's parliament
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http://malaysia.news.yahoo.com/rtrs/20080415/tap-uk-india-economy-finmin-e55d1fb.html
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"Indian inflation jumped to its highest in more than three
years in late March, reaching 7.41 percent"
`
"Finance Minister Palaniappan Chidambaram told reporters
a cabinet panel that tracks prices of essential commodities
would take more measures to calm inflation.  I do not know
when the cabinet committee on prices will meet"
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MEDITATION
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3  ASIA
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THE BU$H PLAN (IRAQ)
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**  The Killing of Civilians is the Systematic Policy of
the Occupation 
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http://heyetnet.org/en/content/view/2767/1/
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"This method of killing civilians under the pretext of
targeting armed groups is systematic policy of the occu-
pation over the past five years not only in this attack
[in Sadr City] but also in others carried out in all
parts of Iraq.”
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"AMSI reminds our people from north to south that this is
the policy of the occupier.  Therefore there is no solu-
tion except to be [in] solidarity to work as one hand to
defeat the occupation and [thus accomplish] the libera-
tion of Iraq from its evils and sins."
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AMSI = Association of Muslim Scholars in Iraq
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Association of Muslim Scholars:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Association_of_Muslim_Scholars
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A principal clause of The Superpower's Declaration of World
$lavery:
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THERE SHALL BE NO CIVILIANS EVER AGAIN, ANYWHERE!
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Time, place, circumstance determine how.  If man-made
disease doesn't wipe out the coloreds, starvation may.
If not that, *final* merciless killing.
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Chaos in Tokyo train stations after fire
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http://malaysia.news.yahoo.com/afp/20080410/tap-japan-incident-rail-transport-d1078a1.html
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"sparks from an electrical feeder station set fire to
cable wires."
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Iraqi Resistance Report for events of Monday, 14 April 2008
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http://www.albasrah.net/en_articles_2008/0408/iraqiresistancereport_140408.htm
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Item 5: US bombards Madinat as-Sadr Monday
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"The sound of explosions resounded in various parts of
Baghdad on Monday from 1am until 6am as US forces con-
tinued their offensive against the Jaysh al-Mahdi."
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__NAZI DOCTORS__
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AUSTRALIA
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**  Australian Aborigines used for medical tests, inquiry
told
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http://malaysia.news.yahoo.com/afp/20080415/tap-australia-native-aborigines-abuse-5a1703c.html
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"Up to 50,000 mainly mixed-race children were taken from
their families until 1970 in a bid to assimilate them into
white society, while full-blooded Aborigines were expected
to die out."
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__AND__
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"children were used as 'guinea pigs' for leprosy treat-
ments." Not just for leprosy experiments: "It was a common
experience and a common practice."
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History of Australia since 1945 | Indigenous rights
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Australia_since_1945#Indigenous_rights
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Australia offers residence to Iraqis who helped troops
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http://malaysia.news.yahoo.com/afp/20080409/tap-australia-iraq-war-immigration-5a1703c.html
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IT IS TO LAUGH
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MALAYSIA
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Malaysia tackling rising prices amid deficit challenge:
official
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http://malaysia.news.yahoo.com/afp/20080415/tap-malaysia-economy-inflation-food-0193655.html
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"Food prices have spiralled higher globally in recent
months and analysts have warned Asian governments face
strikes, protests and hoarding in response.
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In Malaysia, the government earlier this year was forced
to flood the market with flour and cooking oil to end
severe shortages which stripped supermarket shelves."
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and Gov "established a cabinet-level committee"...
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REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES
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Philippine Rebel Clash Leaves 3 Dead
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http://malaysia.news.yahoo.com/ap/20080415/tap-philippines-communist-rebels-fe2a5de.html
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"two rebels and a soldier."
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"The 6,000-strong NPA has been fighting for a Marxist-led
state for nearly 40 years.  The rebels withdrew from peace
talks in 2004, accusing the government of instigating their
inclusion on U.S. and European Union terrorist lists."
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New People's Army:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_People%27s_Army
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To be read with circumspection.
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4 EUROPE
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RUSSIAN FEDERATION
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Excerpts from Transcript of Meeting with the Government
Cabinet
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http://www.kremlin.ru/eng/text/speeches/2008/04/14/2132_type82913type82917_163770.shtml
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PUTIN
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"Interior Ministry and municipal officials think up all
manner of nonsense in an effort to squeeze money out of
small businesses.  They change all sorts of little de-
tails every month, and it is all these little details
that add up to form what we call unfavourable conditions
for doing business. 
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Laws cannot be retroactive.  This is a common principle
that needs to apply to the work of municipal institu-
tions too.  The regulations they set are not laws; they
are bylaws, but they are just as important for small
businesses as the laws passed by the state Duma are for
big business."
`
IVANOV
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"traffic in our sea ports, an area in which we have many
problems, even a real mess, to put it bluntly.  We need
to ensure that container and transit goods are processed
rapidly through our ports.  Currently there are big delays
and this comes at a big cost for the economy."
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5  LATAM
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CUBA
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Reflections of Fidel | Bush, millionaires, consumption and
under-consumption
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http://www.granma.cu/ingles/2008/abril/lun14/16reflex1-i.html
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6  SUPERPOWER
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Schaffer, lobbyist strategies meshed | The Coloradan's acts
align with an Abramoff plot; he denies any link
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http://www.denverpost.com/headlines/ci_8906163
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Bob Schaffer:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Schaffer
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Jack Abramoff:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Abramoff
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Jack Abramoff CNMI [Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas
Islands] scandal:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Abramoff_CNMI_scandal
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Northern Mariana Islands:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northern_Marianas
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Image:Map Northern Mariana Islands closer.gif
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Ultimately, the Abramoff affair has to do with
TREASON IN THE BLACK HOUSE
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7  $$$$
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Foreclosures jump 57 percent in last 12 months
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080415/us_nm/usa_mortgages_foreclosures_dc
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April 10, 2008

OREO 04 10 08

Filed under: news — jaspar @ 7:01 pm

OREO 04 10 08

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OREO 04 10 08
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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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__YOU MUST NOT WORRY ABOUT THE LAW__
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Shoot to kill, South African minister tells police
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http://au.news.yahoo.com/080410/15/16ff8.html
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"You must kill the bastards (criminals) if they threaten
you or the community.
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You must not worry about the regulations.
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I want no warning shots, you have one shot and it must be
a kill shot."
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SUPERPOWER MERCENARIES TAKE OVER SOUTH AFRICA !
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50 Cent and Universal sued for pushing "gangsta" life
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080409/media_nm/newyork50cent_lawsuit_dc
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Sued "by a 14-year-old boy who says friends of the rapper
assaulted him."
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Looming Deficit Impedes Federal Housing Agency
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/09/business/09fha.html?ref=business&pagewanted=all
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"In 2000, [seller-financed down payment loan program] mort-
gages made up less than 2 percent of F.H.A.-insured loans"
"By 2007...they accounted for 35 percent of F.H.A. loans."
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FHA loan | Down payment grants
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FHA_loan#Down_payment_grants
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IRS Revenue Ruling 2006-27: "scams"
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Brian Krebs | Security Fix | Get Paid to Find 'Back Doors'
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http://blog.washingtonpost.com/securityfix/2008/04/get_paid_to_find_software_hard_1.html
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"Anyone who's ever seen the classic 1983 movie 'War Games'
knows back doors have been around for a long time"  "No
doubt these back doors have been useful over the years to
those individuals and entities charged by our government
with spying on corporations and nations around the world."
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Coountries that buy military hardware and software from
The Superpower are fools.
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High School Seniors Get 'F' in Finance
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/04/09/AR2008040901167.html
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"The latest survey...was released by the Federal Reserve."
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THE BU$H PLAN (IRAQ)
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Iraqi Resistance Report for events of Wednesday, 9 April 2008
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http://www.albasrah.net/en_articles_2008/0408/iraqiresistancereport_090408.htm
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Item 1: Bomb destroys US Humvee near al-Hadithah Wednesday
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"in the days before the Americans succeeded in recruiting
Bedouin tribes to the 'Awakening' tribal police, US convoys
on the strategic oil road were attacked nearly every day.
Since the rise of the “Awakening,” however, attacks on Amer-
icans in western Iraq have become very rare."
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Haditha:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haditha
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Image:Haditha location map.png:
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THE BU$H PLAN (PAKISTAN)
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__HYPOCRISY IN OVERDRIVE__
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Musharraf urges Pakistan lawyers against anarchy
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http://au.news.yahoo.com/080410/15/16fgc.html
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In Karachi "six charred bodies of lawyers, two of them
women, were recovered from a building housing lawyers'
chambers after it was set ablaze."
`
"Holding placards inscribed with 'killer democracy is
unacceptable,' [Musharraf's] allies walked out of the
National Assembly [in Islamabad] and staged a protest
in front of the parliament."
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4 EUROPE
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GERMANY
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German RWE could bid up to £11 bln for British Energy: report
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http://au.news.yahoo.com/080410/19/16fga.html
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See OREO 04 06 08 | EUROPE | UK | "Exposed: energy giant
Npower’s dirty tricks
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Npower's owned by RWE.
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UK
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Osama bin Laden's 'right-hand man' Abu Qatada wins depor-
tation fight
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http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/crime/article3713413.ece
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"The rulings seriously undermine the Government’s strategy
of relying on 'memorandums of understanding' to deport
suspected foreign terrorists to North African and Middle
Eastern states with a poor record on human rights."
`
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[Serious Fraud Office] illegally dropped Saudi arms inquiry,
judge rules
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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2008/04/10/nsaudi110.xml
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"probe...was controversially dropped after pressure from
then prime minister Tony Blair 16 months ago."
`
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EU NEEDS TO KICK OUT UK
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5  LATAM
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CUBA
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Hemisphere-wide anti-FTA conference begins in Havana
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http://www.granma.cu/ingles/2008/abril/mier9/tlc.html
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Bank of the South:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bank_of_the_South
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Free Trade Area of the Americas:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free_Trade_Area_of_the_Americas
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6  SUPERPOWER
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Wholesale Inventories Jumped [1.1 percent] in February
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http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/business/politics-usa-economy-inventories.html
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"while sales fell 0.8 percent in the biggest drop in a year"
`
`
Study Finds Third of City’s Income on the Top Rung
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http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/04/09/study-finds-third-of-citys-income-on-the-top-rung/index.html
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"average income of the top fifth of New York families is
8.7 times as great as that of the bottom fifth.
`
That means for every dollar earned by the top fifth, only
11.5 cents is earned by the bottom fifth."
`
`
Paul Craig Roberts | The Fading American Economy | Govern-
ment is the Largest Employer | Apri1 9, 2008
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http://www.counterpunch.org/
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"Government employs 22,387,000 Americans, 8,744,000 more
than manufacturing."
`
"America's post-World War II economic dominance was based
on the destruction of other economies by war and socialism.
It is a different world now, and Americans have given little
thought to the economic challenges of the 21st century."
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7  $$$$
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For a Time, Crude Oil Tops $112 a Barrel
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/10/business/10oil.html
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Average pump price: "$3.343 a gallon"
`
BU$H JOY
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Asian Carrier [Oasis Hong Kong Airlines] Shuts Down,
Stranding Thousands
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/09/business/worldbusiness/09cnd-oasis.html
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"fourth budget carrier worldwide to halt operations in the
last week and a half." "other three...are Aloha Airgroup,
ATA Airlines and Skybus Airlines"
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Oasis Hong Kong Airlines:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oasis_Hong_Kong_Airlines
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Aloha Airlines:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aloha_Airlines
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Skybus Airlines:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skybus_Airlines
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See OREO 04 04 08 | $$$$ | "Bankrupt, ATA [was American
Trans Air] Cancels All Flights"
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Indon[esia]'s central bank governor [Burhanuddin Abdullah]
detained
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http://au.news.yahoo.com/080410/2/16ffl.html
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"Abdullah...and two of his colleagues are suspects in a
case where a foundation linked to Bank Indonesia had il-
legally paid members of parliament."
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World inflation fuelled by surge in farm, energy prices
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http://au.news.yahoo.com/080410/19/16fg4.html
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"Price-induced friction is particularly acute in the de-
veloping world, where families must allocate the lion's
share of their earnings just to buy food and fuel."
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April 6, 2008

OREO 04 06 08

Filed under: news — jaspar @ 2:01 pm

OREO 04 06 08

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OREO 04 06 08
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Newsstories of interest:
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** = Important  [in this edition: 3 ]
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MH = Misleading Headline  [in this edition:  ]
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1  DISORDER
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John Ross | La Cumbia de la Doctrina Bush | Colombia Kills
Four Mexican Students in Ecuador Bombing
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http://www.counterpunch.org/ross04052008.html
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Soren Ulises Aviles
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Juan Gonzalez del Castillo
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Fernando Franco
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Veronica Velazquez
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Music of Colombia | Cumbia
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Music_of_Colombia#Cumbia
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"The style of dance is designed to recall the shackles worn
around the ankles of the slaves."
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Civil Rights Groups Seeing Gradual End of Their Era
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/04/04/AR2008040403589_pf.html
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"The groups' decline has been slow but inexorably driven
by factors both within and outside their control.
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They were the subjects of government spying and harassment.
`
A proliferation of black organizations with niche audiences
--lawyers, engineers, accountants, journalists-- took away
middle-class members.
`
The rise in the 1970s of groups such as the Black Panthers,
which espoused a melodramatic militancy, made them seem
tepid."
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AND
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The need for The Superpower to compete against the Soviet
Union for the favor of peoples of color worldwide came to
an end when the fascists-revisionists took over in Russia.
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**  In Egypt, Upper Crust Gets the Bread | Shortage Exposes
Inequities
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/04/04/AR2008040403937_pf.html
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"the crisis exposes the government's inability to fulfill
the decades-old pact between ruler and ruled here: As long
as the country's authoritarian system has supplied cheap
bread, its people have put up with the squelching of poli-
tical rights and economic opportunity."
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SQUELCHING IS THE SUPERPOWER'S SPECIALTY
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**  Four killed [20  wounded] as Haitians riot over prices
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/04/04/AR2008040403148_pf.html
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"protesters broke into the U.N. compound in Les Cayes,
damaging the main gate and ignoring warning shots from
[duh] peacekeepers" "fired weapons at some of the blue
helmets during the night"
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BLUE HELMET GANGRENE
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Les_Cayes
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**  Hundreds of Cambodians protest against inflation
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http://au.news.yahoo.com/080406/19/16dr1.html
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"The price of meat and other essential items has risen by
as much as 40 percent over the past year.
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Rice -- Cambodia's staple food -- now costs nearly one
dollar per kilogramme (2.2 pounds)"
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2  AFRICA
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MALI
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Mali Signs Cease-Fire With Rebels  [?]
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http://apnews.myway.com/article/20080403/D8VQKJ280.html
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"according to a government announcement"
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"holding talks in Libya since Monday" BUT "On Wednesday,
Mali's military attacked rebel positions" 
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Kidal:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kidal
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Kidal Region:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kidal_Region
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3  ASIA
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THE BU$H PLAN (IRAQ)
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Army Worried by Rising Stress of Return Tours to Iraq 
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/06/washington/06military.html
`
"time at home must be increased from the current 12 months
between combat tours.  Otherwise,...the ground forces risk
an unacceptable level of retirements of sergeants — the key
leaders of the small-unit operations — and of experienced
captains, who represent the future of the Army’s officer
corps."
`
`
Iraqi Resistance Report for events of Friday, 4 April 2008
`
http://www.albasrah.net/en_articles_2008/0408/iraqiresistancereport_040408.htm
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Item 2: US pours troops into Madinat as-Sadr district of
Baghdad starting Thursday afternoon in preparation for
offensive of raids and arrests targeting anti-occupation
Jaysh al-Mahdi militiamen
`
`
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THE BU$H PLAN (AFGHANISTAN)
`
Patrick Seale | NATO Needs an Exit Strategy in Afghanistan
| 4 April 2008
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http://www.patrickseale.com/
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"In Afghanistan, fundamentalist Islam is a form of
nationalism.  The two are indistinguishable.  The
West may seek to demonize the Taliban as medieval
barbarians, alien to Afghan society.  The truth,
however, would seem to be that they are very much
a home-bred product."
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BEEN LYING SO LONG, CAN'T HARDLY CHANGE NOW
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INDIA
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The initial Anti-Terrorism Conference held north of Dehli
last February called for "such conferences to be held in
the major places of all the states [of India]."
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Now:
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Clerics denounce terrorism at Hyderabad meet
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http://in.news.yahoo.com/indiaabroad/20080406/r_t_ians_nl_general/tnl-clerics-denounce-terrorism-at-hydera-b9e311f.html
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To properly understand the significance of all this--
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DECLARATION [excerpt]
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All India Anti-Terrorism Conference
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Organized by: Islamic Madrasas [schools] Association
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Darul Uloom Deoband [Deoband house of knowledge]
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[Deoband, Uttar Pradesh state, India], 25 February 2008
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http://darululoom-deoband.com/english/index.htm
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Darul Uloom Deoband condemns all kinds of violence and
terrorism in the strongest possible terms.  The Confer-
ence expresses its deep concern and agony on the present
global and national alarming conditions in which most of
the nations are adopting such an attitude [violence and
terrorism] against their citizens especially Muslims to
appease the tyrant and colonial master of the West [The
Superpower], which [appeasement] cannot be justified in
any way. It is a matter of greater concern that the in-
ternal and external policies of our country [India] are
getting heavily influenced by these [Superpower-led]
forces.  Their aggression, barbarism and state-sponsored
terrorism not only in Palestine, Iraq and Afghanistan but
also in Bosnia and various South American countries have
surpassed all the records known to human history.  Con-
trary to it [violence and terrorism], our great nation has
always been known for impartiality and its moral and spiri-
tual values.  Now the situation has worsened so far that
every Indian Muslim especially those associated with madras-
as, who are innocent with good record of characters, are
always gripped by the fear that they might be trapped by
the administrative machinery anytime.  And, today countless
number of innocent Muslims are spending their lives behind
the bars and are forced to bear many intolerable tortures.
And, those [CIA-linked sects] spreading terror, attacking
police stations, killing the police in broad daylight and
showing illegal arms are roaming about freely with no
effective and preventive steps being taken by the govern-
ment to check their acts of terrorism and violence.  This
partial attitude has put a big question mark on the secular
character of the government [and is] posing great threats
to the country.  Therefore, this All India Anti-Terrorism
Conference strongly condemns this [partial] attitude and
expresses its deep concern on this partiality of government
officials and declares its continuous joint struggles for
domination of law, justice and secular system. 
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Hyderabad [capital of Andhra Pradesh state], India:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyderabad%2C_India
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Nizam College:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nizam_College
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Tameer-e-Millat is an educational foundation. 
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Jamaat-e-Islami:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jamaat-e-Islami
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Jamiatul Ulema is Arabic for Council of Theologians 
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SEE BELOW: "[148] Muslim graves desecrated in French WW1
cemetery" under France.
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4 EUROPE
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FRANCE
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[148] Muslim graves desecrated in French WW1 cemetery
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http://au.news.yahoo.com/080406/15/16dsg.html
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"During World War One, France mobilized about 600,000
colonial subjects, including many Muslims from Algeria
and Tunisia, of whom 78,000 were killed.
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Some 1.2 million French soldiers were killed in all
during the war.
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SEE ABOVE: "Clerics denounce terrorism at Hyderabad meet"
under India.
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RUSSIAN FEDERATION
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Explosion at Moscow Apartment Building
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http://apnews.myway.com/article/20080404/D8VRA7LG3.html
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Duh:
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"Explosions and fires caused by accidents with gas stoves,
heaters and gas canisters are common in Russia."
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UK
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Exposed: energy giant Npower’s dirty tricks
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http://business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/business/industry_sectors/utilities/article3690034.ece
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"routinely lying to householders to trick them into signing
up as new customers"
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npower (UK):
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Npower_%28UK%29
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"owned by RWE of Germany."
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5  LATAM
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CUBA
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Culture not Capital, Cuban [Culture] Minister
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http://www.plenglish.com/article.asp?ID=69580A06-72D6-41CA-A5C1-5CDA2134F1C8)&language=EN
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"rejection of 'pseudo-cultural garbage should become an
instinctive reflex.'"
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WELL SAID
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SURINAME
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Suriname to Prosecute for 1982 Massacre
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/S/SURINAME_KILLINGS?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-04-05-00-42-20
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"military tribunal...ruled Friday that those accused of a
1982 massacre - including the country's former dictator -
must stand trial."
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December [1982] murders:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/December_murders
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Desi Bouterse:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Desi_Bouterse
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Image:LocationSuriname.svg:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:LocationSuriname.svg
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7  $$$$
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Off The Charts | Across the Globe, Hints of More Perils
in Housing 
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/05/business/05charts.html
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"home prices in other industrial countries were even more
overvalued [than in The Superpower]."
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Higher Prices for Coal
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/05/business/05biztoday-001.html
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"[Massey Energy] says it expects between $61 and $63 a ton
in 2008."
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Massey Energy:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Massey_Energy
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Vacant Shopping Centers
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/05/business/05biztoday-008.html
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"Vacancies...rose in the first quarter to the highest level
in more than a decade"
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April 2, 2008

OREO 04 02 08

Filed under: news — jaspar @ 12:57 pm

OREO 04 02 08

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OREO 04 02 08
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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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USA 2008: The Great Depression | Food stamps are the
symbol of poverty in the US.  In the era of the credit
crunch, a record 28 million Americans are now relying
on them to survive – a sure sign the world's richest
country faces economic crisis
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http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/usa-2008-the-great-depression-803095.html?service=Print
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GAO Blasts Weapons Budget | Cost Overruns Hit $295 Billion
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/03/31/AR2008033102789_pf.html
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Also: "years behind schedule"
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RESOLVED: RICO THE PENTAGON
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Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RICO
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"extended penalties for criminal acts performed as part of
an ongoing criminal organization."
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Rules to Be Waived for Border Fence
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/04/01/AR2008040101026.html
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HM Bu$h claims "authority to bypass more than 30 laws and
regulations"
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Torture memo released by Pentagon
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/torture_memo
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"Our previous opinions make clear that customary inter-
national law is not federal law and that the president
is free to override it at his discretion [= whim]."
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ON AUGUST 6, 1945 THE SUPERPOWER ANNULLED
ALL PAST AND ALL FUTURE INTERNATIONAL LAW
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*The* principal clause of The Superpower's Declaration
of World $lavery:
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THERE SHALL BE NO CIVILIANS EVER AGAIN, ANYWHERE
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Consequently,
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THE ONLY WAR CRIMES ARE PEOPLES DEFENDING WITH ARMS
THEIR COUNTRIES AGAINST INVASION BY THE SUPERPOWER!
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NY Survivor of 50-Shot Barrage Testifies
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/P/POLICE_SHOOTING?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-04-01-21-42-51
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"[Joseph] Guzman...was hit 16 times from the neck down;
four bullets were never removed."
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ACLU: Military Skirting Law to Spy
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/N/NATIONAL_SECURITY_LETTERS?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-04-01-21-37-32
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"documents released today reveal that the Department of
Defense is using the FBI to circumvent legal limits on
its own NSL [national security letters] power."
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RESOLVED: RICO THE PENTAGON
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New Videos Further Roil S.C. Patrol
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/T/TROOPER_AGGRESSION_VIDEOS?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-04-01-17-25-36
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"kicking a suspect in the head multiple times" "possible
civil rights violations."
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2  AFRICA
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Botswana's President Steps Down
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/B/BOTSWANA?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-04-01-11-18-23
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"world's largest producer of diamonds"
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Botswana:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Botswana
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Image:Botswana map.png:
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"In 2007, significant quantities of Uranium were discovered"
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Consequently,
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THE SUPERPOWER'S CONTINENTAL AFRICA COMMAND
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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 Tuesday, 1 April 2008
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http://www.albasrah.net/en_articles_2008/0408/iraqiresistancereport_010408.htm
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Item 7: Faced with defeat at the hands of as-Sadr,...al-
Maliki begged Tehran for face-saving deal to end fighting
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Puppet "Parliamentary deputies Hadi al-‘Amiri and ‘Ali
al-Adib got the Iranian authorities to persuade Muqtada
as-Sadr to accept an agreement that would save face for
al-Maliki and the regime, using a cut off of weapons
supplies as the means to pressure the young Shi‘i cleric."
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Hadi Al-Amiri:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hadi_Al-Amiri
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Ali al-Adeeb:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ali_al-Adib
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Veterans Return To Bleak Job Market
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/03/31/AR2008033102586_pf.html
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Bomb explodes near top Iraq [puppet] generals in Basra
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http://au.news.yahoo.com/080402/15/16cby.html
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"Many experts say the crackdown backfired by exposing the
[puppet] army's weakness and reinforcing Sadr's support
base."
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THE BU$H PLAN (AFGHANISTAN)
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2 Police Killed [5 wounded] in Afghan Suicide Attack
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/A/AFGHANISTAN?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-04-01-10-17-32
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"Nimroz province" "in southwestern Afghanistan"
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Nimruz Province:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nimroz_province
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REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES
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Philippine police ordered to stop rice hoarders
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http://au.news.yahoo.com/080402/19/16cbq.html
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"police would follow delivery trucks to ensure that [National
Food Authority] rice did not 'end up in illegal warehouses.'"
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Traditional lean months: "from July to September."
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__DIRTY WAR__
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SRI LANKA
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In Sri Lanka, Fear of Being 'Disappeared' | Government Of-
fensive Against Tamil Rebels Also Claims Civilian Victims
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/03/31/AR2008033102358_pf.html
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Allegations of State terrorism by Sri Lanka:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/State_terrorism_in_Sri_Lanka
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State terrorism is practiced not only against the Tamil
minority but also against the Sinhalese majority.
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Strategy of tension [= false-flag terror]:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strategy_of_tension
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and
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Operation Gladio:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gladio
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The CIA early on trained Sri Lankan troops in these tactics
with the aim to create a "Japan" off the coast of India,
then perceived by Washington loonies as "socialist" because
neutralist.
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YEMEN
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Tanks Deployed in Southern Yemen Cities
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/Y/YEMEN_RIOTS?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-04-01-16-53-38
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"Last week, 20,000 demonstrators gathered in the southern
city of Dhalae...to demand reforms and the reinstatement
of southerners into the army.  On Sunday, rioters set fire
to at least two police stations, burned military vehicles
and tried to storm the state-owned bank in Dhalae"
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Dhalae is "135 miles south of the capital, San'a"
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Image:Yemen governorates.png:
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Governate 4 = aldhale'
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4 EUROPE
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NATO
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Main Issues at the NATO Summit 
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/N/NATO_SUMMIT_GLANCE?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-04-01-12-56-34
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BELARUS
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Belarus wants U.S. embassy staff cut to seven
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http://au.news.yahoo.com/080402/15/16cbb.html
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No reason at all to have even that many.  There's email.
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Besides, there's the problem of "local employees" snared
by The Superpower.
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5  LATAM
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CUBA
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Reflections of Fidel | The Chinese Victory (Part I)
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6  SUPERPOWER
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Va. Employment Commission Cuts Back | Fairfax Office
Closing as Jobless Claims Rise
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/03/31/AR2008033102561.html
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HATRED OF PEOPLE IS THE NAME OF THE GAME
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[Nuclear Regulatory Commission] Takes 32 Years to Answer
Petition [by watchdog group New England Coalition]
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/S/SLOW_FEDERAL_RESPONSE?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-04-01-17-21-30
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"At least the NRC is, if not prompt, consistent.  They got
it wrong the first time and after 32 years of sleeping on
it, they got it wrong again."
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7  $$$$
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Retail gasoline price at record $3.29/gln
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http://www.reuters.com/article/domesticNews/idUSN3142808720080331?feedType=RSS&feedName=domesticNews&rpc=22&sp=true
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Gas stations look in stores for profits
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080401/ap_on_bi_ge/gas_prices_retailers_lose
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WANNA BUY A TOMATO?
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EU regulators launch in-depth probe of Northern Rock bailout
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http://au.news.yahoo.com/080402/19/16ccj.html
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To "see if the [UK's actual] measures were in line with EU
state aid rules."
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