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June 25, 2008

OREO 06 25 08

Filed under: news — jaspar @ 8:00 am

OREO 06 25 08

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OREO 06 25 08
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Newsstories of interest:
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1  DISORDER
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__CORRUPTION CAPERS__
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Cover-Up Is Cited on Illegal Arms Shipment From Albania
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/24/washington/24arms.html
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"the American ambassador to Albania endorsed a plan by
[Albania]'s defense minister to remove evidence of illegal
Chinese origins on ammunition being shipped from Albania to
Afghanistan by a Miami Beach arms-dealing company." 
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[DOJ IG] Report Sees Illegal Hiring Practices at Justice
Department
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/25/washington/24cnd-justice.html
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"tapping law school graduates with conservative credentials
over those with liberal-sounding resumes"
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Efforts to Slow Defense Industry’s Brain Drain
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/25/us/25engineercnd.html?hp=&pagewanted=all
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"the number of civilian and uniformed engineers on the Air
Force’s core [>] acquisition staff has been reduced by 35
to 40 percent over the last 14 years."
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while
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"In recent years, the Pentagon has transferred more and more
oversight responsibility to its contractors"
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and
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Fla. strikes $1.7B deal with Big Sugar [US Sugar]
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/everglades_restoration
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See OREO 05 30 08 | SUPERPOWER | __BOOB BELIEFS__ | "In
Stock Plan, [U.S. Sugar] Employees See Stacked Deck" &
"Ostensibly Independent, a Charity Is U.S. Sugar’s Swing-
Vote Shareholder
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http://finance.groups.yahoo.com/group/O-r-e-o/message/426
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Everglades | Future of the Everglades:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Everglades#Future_of_the_Everglades
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A Family of Agribusinesses:
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http://www.ussugar.com/company/agribusiness.html
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Court Overturns Guantánamo Hearing
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/24/washington/23cnd-gitmo.html
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"first case to receive a full court review of the Pentagon
hearings that determine whether a detainee is properly held
as an enemy combatant."
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and
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Majorities in four states say torturing terrorists is OK:
poll
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http://au.news.yahoo.com/080625/19/17fod.html
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"Terlingen...stressed that the US role 'in undermining
the universal prohibition against torture cannot be
underestimated.'"
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Terlingen? "Amnesty International's UN representative"
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Tim Matson | Bright Ideas for Storms and Blackouts | Keep
Your Wicks Trimmed!
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http://www.counterpunch.org/matson06232008.html
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"As storms, heat waves, and fires continue to hit most
of the country, blackouts are happening with increasing
frequency."
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Cable Operator Backs Off [= Delays] Plan to Monitor Internet
Use
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/06/24/AR2008062401033.html
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"ad-serving technology"
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Deep packet inspection:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deep_packet_inspection
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Angry kids protest gas prices after losing cable TV
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080625/ap_on_fe_st/odd_kid_protest
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"Cable TV was one of the family's budget-cutting casualties"
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2  AFRICA
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KEYNYA
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AP IMPACT: Kenyan children abducted, tortured
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080624/ap_on_re_af/kenya_children_in_crossfire
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"Associated Press interviewed some of the children in a
detention center, brought in by a human rights advocate
without the knowledge of government officials or the mili-
tary."
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NO MORE MASS KIDNAPPINGS
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3  ASIA
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THE BU$H PLAN (IRAQ)
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Sadr City blast kills 4 Americans
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080624/ap_on_re_mi_ea/iraq
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"increased presence of the Americans in local communities
has made them more vulnerable to attacks."
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THIS WAY, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN
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3 Americans killed, Shiite fighting in Iraq
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080625/ap_on_re_mi_ea/iraq
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"A roadside bomb killed three American soldiers and an
interpreter" in Ninevah
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Gunman in Iraq kills 2 American soldiers, wounds 4 [other
Americans]
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080623/ap_on_re_mi_ea/iraq
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"in the town of Madain, also known as Salman Pak"
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And:
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1) "A roadside bomb exploded Monday near [a collaborator]
awakening council patrol in Buhriz, a suburb of Baqouba,
killing two of the fighters"
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2) "Late Sunday, 10 members of another [collaborator]
awakening council group were killed and 24 were wounded
during a mortar attack in Udaim"
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Reporters Say Networks Put Wars on Back Burner
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/23/business/media/23logan.html
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"Five years into the war in Iraq and nearly seven years into
the war in Afghanistan, getting news of the conflicts onto
television is harder than ever." 
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and
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Study Finds Imbalance on 3 Newspapers’ Op-Ed Pages
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/23/business/media/23editorial.html
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__DUHS OF THE DAY__
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U.S. Says Iraqi Forces Still Need American Help
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http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/news/news-iraq-usa-military.html
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"will still require U.S. logistics and intelligence assis-
tance for years."
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and
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Bush administration to leave Iraq oil deals alone
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080624/ap_on_go_pr_wh/iraq_oil_deals
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White House spokesperson:
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"Iraq is a sovereign country, and it can make decisions
...in its development of its oil resources."
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Iraqi Resistance Report for events of Monday, 23 June 2008
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http://www.albasrah.net/en_articles_2008/0608/iraqiresistancereport_230608.htm
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Iraqi Resistance Report for events of Tuesday, 24 June 2008
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http://www.albasrah.net/en_articles_2008/0608/iraqiresistancereport_240608.htm
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THE BU$H PLAN (AFGHANISTAN)
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__LEBENSRAUM__
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More German Troops to Afghanistan
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/25/world/europe/25german.html
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"by almost one-third to 4,500"
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Airstrikes kill 22 militants in Afghanistan
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080625/ap_on_re_as/afghan_violence
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After the bull--
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"coalition said one of its troops died and three others
were wounded" in Helmand & "One NATO soldier also died in
Helmand" & "a British soldier was killed" in Helmand"
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THE BU$H PLAN (IRAN)
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Britain removes Iran oppo group from terror list
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http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/world/AP-Britain-Iran.html
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"decision gives the [People's Mujahedeen] more freedom to
organize and raise money in Britain."
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THIS IS AN ITEM ON THE UK'S RAPSHEET
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THE BU$H PLAN (PAKISTAN)
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Leadership Void Seen in Pakistan
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/24/world/asia/24pstan.html?pagewanted=all
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"The [Zardari-led] coalition is barely functioning after
half its ministers left the cabinet in May in a dispute
over whether to reinstate 60 high court judges dismissed
by...Musharraf last year."
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This "leadership void" newsstory aims at legitimizing war
on Pakistan by The Superpower and / or India.
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Pakistan militants kill 22 in tribal area: official
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http://au.news.yahoo.com/080625/19/17fru.html
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"A peace committee is a body of tribal elders and tribesmen
who are helping the government in Islamabad to bring peace
to tackle Islamic militancy in the lawless area."
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WAR IS PEACE
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DEMOCRATIC PEOPLES REPUBLIC OF KOREA
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KCNA Brings to Spotlight Lee Myung Bak Group's Fin de Siecle
Symptoms
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June 23, 2008 | Item 7
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http://www.kcna.co.jp/index-e.htm
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"The south Korean newspaper Hangyore said that the Lee 
'government' has betrayed all fin de siecle symptoms in
just 100 days after its emergence."
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Hangyore Simmun = One Nation News
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Fin de siècle:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fin_de_siecle
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"the expression fin de siècle is used to characterise
anything that has an ominous mixture of opulence and/or
decadence, combined with a shared prospect of unavoidable
radical change"
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REPUBLIC OF KOREA
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Doubts in South Korea Halt Deal to Restart U.S. Beef Imports
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/23/world/asia/23skorea.html
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"new import deal failed to quell South Koreans’
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[2] concerns about mad cow disease
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and
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[1] ...policy grievances with President Lee Myung-bak."
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INDIA
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P. Sainath | They've Got the World by the Belly | The
Corporate Grip on Food Tightens
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http://www.counterpunch.org/sainath06242008.html
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THE SUPERPOWER'S STARVATION WARFARE
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NEW ZEALAND
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New Zealand government settles record Maori claim
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http://au.news.yahoo.com/080625/19/17fnz.html
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"sovereignty of the country was signed over by many Maori
chiefs to Britain in the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840.
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In return, Maori were promised they would keep control of
their land and resources."
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Treaty of Waitangi:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treaty_of_Waitangi
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5  LATAM
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CUBA
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Reflections of Fidel | The United States, Europe and Human
Rights | June 23, 2008
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Reflections of Fidel | Truth and Diatribes | June 23, 2008
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http://www.granma.cu/ingles/2008/junio/lun23/reflexiones1.html
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MEXICO
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New Outreach to Blacks as Border Patrol Grows
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/23/us/23border.html?pagewanted=all
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"trying to entice them to the hot, arid Southwest, where
few blacks live, for a job that requires learning Spanish
proficient enough to know if their lives are in danger
while [duh] arresting as many as 100 people at a time."
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The Superpower wishes to stir up black / hispanic hatreds
to divert attention from its crimes.
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6  SUPERPOWER
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United to Eliminate 950 Pilot Jobs
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/24/business/24united.html
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"in addition to...1,600 salaried positions"
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McKesson CEO Hammergren's pay jumps to $26.8M
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http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/business/AP-McKesson-Executive-Compensation.html
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"perquisites spiked 80 percent due to a $514,000 payout to
cover the costs of security at his home over the last three
fiscal years."
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Rethinking the Country Life as Energy Costs Rise
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/25/business/25exurbs.html?hp=&pagewanted=all
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"Suddenly, the economics of American suburban life are under
assault" "Some now proclaim the unfolding demise of suburbia."
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US home prices tumble in April at record rate
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/06/24/AR2008062400853.html
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"the fastest rate since a widely followed index was begun
in 2000"
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Residents keep fighting rising Mississippi River
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http://apnews.myway.com/article/20080624/D91GAJMO0.html
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"I am not going to leave 'til my feet are wet."
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7  $$$$
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Chinese-Australian Pact Brings Big Rise in Iron Ore Prices
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/24/business/worldbusiness/24ore.html
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"highest price increase in at least a decade in iron ore
term contracts"
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Dow Chemical Raises Prices Another 25%
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/25/business/25dow.html
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"and [is] reducing production in plants across North Ameri-
ca and Europe to offset a 'relentless rise' in energy costs."
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Gasoline Demand Falls 2.7% Amid Record Prices, MasterCard Says 
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http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=atfoBCPxxwME&refer=worldwide
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Michael Hudson | How Should the Middle East Invest Its Oil
Profits? | America's Free Lunch is Over | June 23, 2008
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http://www.counterpunch.org/
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"The world is becoming multi-polar, if only as a defensive
response to U.S. attempts to give NATO a post-Cold-War role
by extending it into the Middle East, Indian and Pacific
regions."
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Rich scale back exposure to property
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http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/08badf06-420e-11dd-a5e8-0000779fd2ac.html
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"the ranks of the ultra-rich –-those with $30m or more to
invest-– grew...8.8 per cent and expanded their wealth by
14.5 per cent."
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NYSE [Euronext] Buys 25% of Qatar Securities Market
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/25/business/worldbusiness/25exchange.html
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"NYSE...is based in New York and owns several European ex-
changes
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Economic Challenges Draw Out Divisions at Fed
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/06/23/AR2008062302174_pf.html
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"the core of the debate is which threat [weak economy /
high inflation] the Fed should tackle most aggressively"
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June 19, 2008

OREO 06 19 08

Filed under: news — jaspar @ 7:01 am

OREO 06 19 08

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OREO 06 19 08
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Newsstories of interest:
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** = Important  [in this edition: 2 ]
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MH = Misleading Headline  [in this edition: 1 ]
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1  DISORDER
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__MISSING URL__
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OREO 06 17 08 | EUROPE | CAUCASUS
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http://finance.groups.yahoo.com/group/O-r-e-o/message/435
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"Dokka Umarov | "A great deal of purification of the ranks
of the Mujahideen is going on" | interview | May 2008
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http://kavkazcenter.com/eng/content/2008/06/15/9814.shtml
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There is an important note in this item:
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Aqidah [creed]:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aqidah
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The Superpower's invention, "al-Qaeda," was an attempt to
*turn* the real Aqidah to its own ends.
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Detournement:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Detournement
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"In detournement, an artist [a CIA liar, say] reuses
elements of well-known media to create a new work with a
different message, often one opposed to the original."
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___| **  MC CLATCHY'S MAJOR EXPOSE |___
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About this project | June 15, 2008
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http://www.mcclatchydc.com/homepage/story/38772.html
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Table of contents | June 15, 2008
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http://www.mcclatchydc.com/259/story/40334.html
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DAY 1 Sunday
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America's prison for terrorists often held the wrong men |
June 15, 2008
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http://www.mcclatchydc.com/staff/tom_lasseter/story/38773.html
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Documents from McClatchy's investigation | June 15, 2008 
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http://www.mcclatchydc.com/259/story/40737.html
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Studies differ on threat from Guantanamo detainees | June
15, 2008
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http://www.mcclatchydc.com/homepage/story/38769.html
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Pentagon declined to answer questions about detainees |
June 15, 2008
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http://www.mcclatchydc.com/homepage/story/38771.html
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DAY 2 Monday
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U.S. abuse of detainees was routine at Afghanistan bases |
June 16, 2008
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http://www.mcclatchydc.com/homepage/story/38775.html
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Soldiers blame lack of training, support for Bagram abuse | 
June 16, 2008
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http://www.mcclatchydc.com/homepage/story/38774.html
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Documents undercut Pentagon's denial of routine abuse |
June 16, 2008
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http://www.mcclatchydc.com/homepage/story/38776.html
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DAY 3 Tuesday
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Militants found recruits among Guantanamo's wrongly detained
| June 17, 2008
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http://www.mcclatchydc.com/detainees/story/38779.html
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Ex-detainees allege that U.S. troops abused Quran | June 17,
2008
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http://www.mcclatchydc.com/homepage/story/38778.html
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Documents confirm U.S. hid detainees from Red Cross
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http://www.mcclatchydc.com/world/story/41394.html
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'If the detainee dies you're doing it wrong' | June 17, 2008
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http://www.mcclatchydc.com/homepage/story/41388.html

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Day 4 Wednesday
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Easing of laws that led to detainee abuse hatched in secret
| June 18, 2008
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http://www.mcclatchydc.com/259/story/38886.html
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Deck stacked against detainees in legal proceedings | June
18, 2008
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http://www.mcclatchydc.com/homepage/story/38887.html
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U.S. hasn't apologized to or compensated ex-detainees |
June 18, 2008
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http://www.mcclatchydc.com/homepage/story/38885.html
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General who probed Abu Ghraib says Bush officials committed
war crimes | June 18, 2008
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http://www.mcclatchydc.com/251/story/41514.html
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DAY 5
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[Coming Thursday: 'You are the king of this prison']
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and photos
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Detainees held in Afghanistan
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http://www.mcclatchydc.com/216/gallery/40621.html
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Detainees held at Guantanamo Bay
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http://www.mcclatchydc.com/216/gallery/40635.html
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Faces of Guantanamo detainees, part 1
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http://www.mcclatchydc.com/216/gallery/40668.html
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Faces of Guantanamo detainees, part 2
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http://www.mcclatchydc.com/216/gallery/40723.html
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**  Exams prove abuse, torture in Iraq, Gitmo
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080618/ap_on_go_ca_st_pe/detainees_rights_report
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"shocked with electrodes, beaten, shackled, stripped of
their clothes, deprived of food and sleep, and spit and
urinated on."
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"U.S. military health professionals...[allowed] the abuse
of detainees, denying them medical care and providing con-
fidential medical information to interrogators that they
then exploited."
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http://brokenlives.info/
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THE GERMAN EUROPEAN HOLOCAUST IS *THE* PRECURSOR TO 
THE SUPERPOWER'S WORLD HOLOCAUST AUGUST 6, 1945 ON!
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Former detainee blames trauma on US captors
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080618/ap_on_re_mi_ea/detainees_rights_report
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AP IMPACT: Guatemalan moms face agonizing decision
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080617/ap_on_re_la_am_ca/guatemala_adoption_limbo
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"The old system was ridden with conflicts of interest,
false paperwork and illegal payments, but it quickly
delivered babies to U.S. homes."
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NO MORE MASS KIDNAPPINGS
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DOD report clears Army Corps in faulty pumps
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080613/ap_on_re_us/faulty_pumps
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"Army Corps of Engineers officials did not violate any
rules when they allowed defective pumps to be installed
after Hurricane Katrina"
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ASSOLUTELY SO
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Audit Faults KBR's Repairs of Hurricane Damage | Report by
Pentagon Inspector General Cites Substandard Work, Over-
payments
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/06/17/AR2008061702672.html
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"The inspector general's report was released after a Free-
dom of Information Act request."
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Mounties say they will [>] curb Taser use
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080618/wl_nm/taser_dc
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"terrible record keeping by the RCMP which hid...a clear
relaxation of policies designed to [>] curb Taser use."
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Video shows police beating at 201 Poplar [Memphis TN]
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http://www.wmctv.com/global/story.asp?s=8515744
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"officer hit [Duanna] Johnson several times with the hand-
cuffs wrapped around his knuckles.  In the video, you can
see the flash of the metal.  The tape shows another officer
holding Johnson's shoulders as she tries to protect herself."
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Today's Quakes Deadlier Than In Past | Study: Seismic
Activity 5 Times More Energetic Than 20 Years Ago Because
Of Global Warming
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http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2008/06/18/tech/main4191556.shtml
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"analysis of more than 386,000 earthquakes between 1973 and
2007 recorded on the US Geological Survey database"
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2  AFRICA
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THE BU$H PLAN (SOMALIA)
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Somalia fighting kills 17 despite [fake] peace pact
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080618/wl_nm/somalia_conflict_dc
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"on Wednesday, two [puppet] policemen died when their car
hit a roadside bomb"
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SENEGAL
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Memo From Dakar | Shadows Grow Across One of Africa’s Bright
Lights
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/18/world/africa/18senegal.html?pagewanted=all
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"The port is full of imported food that is increasingly
out of reach for most Senegalese."
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3  ASIA
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THE BU$H PLAN (PALESTINE)
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Gazans make own fuel amid Israel restrictions
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080618/ap_on_re_mi_ea/gaza_fuel_recipes
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"a U.K.-based alternative fuel expert...said any car with an
old diesel motor can run on vegetable oil"
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THE BU$H PLAN (LEBANON)
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Rock-throwers attack convoy of U.S. [Charge d'Affaires]
in Lebanon
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080618/ts_nm/lebanon_usa_rocks_dc
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"just two days after...Rice visited Beirut."
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THE BU$H PLAN (IRAQ)
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US: Shiite 'special group' behind Iraq bombing
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080618/ap_on_re_mi_ea/iraq
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"a U.S. military team was [duh] attending a meeting about
150 yards away at the time of the blast."
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Iraqi Resistance Report for events of Tuesday, 17 June 2008
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http://www.albasrah.net/en_articles_2008/0608/iraqiresistancereport_170608.htm
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From bottom, Item 2: Gunmen attack, kidnap truckers hauling
goods imported from Iran
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They "set fire to the trucks"
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Iranian embassy welcomes Iraqi govt. stance against
opposition group
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http://66.111.34.180/look/english/article.tpl?IdLanguage=1&IdPublication=4&NrArticle=82887&NrIssue=2&NrSection=1
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"the [the Iranian Mujahideen Khalq (People's Mujahideen)]
organization is based in Camp Ashraf near al-Adheem area,
Diala province, and close to the Iraqi-Iranian borders."
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Dr. Khaled: Resistance, AMSI and Conference- Part II
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http://heyetnet.org/en/content/view/2942/1/
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"The resistance...is more solid, stronger and more vigorous
and determined to achieve the victory that
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they see it as a long way [off]
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and we see it soon, [God willing]"
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THE BU$H PLAN (IRAN)
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Lawmakers push to stop World Bank loans to Iran
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080618/pl_nm/usa_worldbank_iran_dc_1
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NOTE:
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"[Treasury Assistant Secretary for International Affairs]
Lowery said the [International Development Association]'s
global reach made it an effective [>] tool to advance U.S.
interests in developing countries."
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International Development Association:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Development_Association
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"It complements the World Bank's other lending arm —-the
International Bank for Reconstruction and Development"
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INDIA
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Protesters attack MTV office in Mumbai, India
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080617/ap_en_ot/india_mtv_attacked
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"Police arrested 70 Sikh protesters after the MTV music
channel's office in western India was vandalized over
posters showing a Sikh girl massaging a man"
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4 EUROPE
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EU
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__PARASITISM SPECIAL__
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EU lawmakers pass new rules for expelling illegals
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080618/ap_on_re_eu/eu_immigration
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"Europe has made it clear that it is not tolerating any form
of illegal status."
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NEXT: OUSTING LEGAL IMMIGRANTS
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THEN: OUSTING UNDESIRABLE CITIZENS
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and
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Number of [>] refugees worldwide rises to 11.4 million
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080617/ap_on_re_eu/world_s_refugees
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"People being forced to move...will be one of the character-
istics of the 21st century."
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AND
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Global [>] displaced number 67 million: UN refugee agency
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20080617/wl_afp/ununhcrdisplacedrefugee_080617115229
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Displaced = refugees + internally displaced
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"even more forced displacement in the future."
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FRANCE
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Sarkozy announces French return to NATO amid military cutbacks
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20080617/wl_afp/francepoliticsmilitary_080617201750
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"confirmed France's plans to return to NATO's integrated
command, which it left in 1966 when Charles de Gaulle re-
jected US dominance of the alliance."
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SPAIN
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Dmitry Medvedev will meet with King of Spain Juan Carlos I,
who will visit Russia on June 18–19, 2008
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http://www.kremlin.ru/eng/text/news/2008/06/202590.shtml
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UK
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MH  Radical preacher Abu Qatada freed on bail
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Rather, Radical preacher Abu Qatada incarcerated on bail
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080617/ap_on_re_eu/britain_abu_qatada
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"The restrictions show what a dangerous man he is."
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Rather, the restrictions show what a Nazi state is like.
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and
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EU treaty passed by British parliament`
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20080618/wl_afp/eutreatybritainpolitics_080618201607
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5  LATAM
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CHILE
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Thousands of teachers, students march in Chile
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080618/wl_nm/chile_protests_dc
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"The quality of public education is very poor in this coun-
try, and does not stand a chance against the interests of
the rich."
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"at least 106 students were arrested by midafternoon in
Santiago, and protests continued."
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COLOMBIA
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Coca Cultivation Up In Colombia, U.N. Says | Increase Found
Despite Eradication Effort
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/06/18/AR2008061802950.html
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"The findings follow almost eight years of heavy aerial
fumigation of drug crops in Colombia, an American-designed
strategy that has cost more than $5 billion."
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PERU
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Southern Copper Plans to Shut Mines, Smelter on Peru
Protests 
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http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=avcLlhrmwc0U&refer=home
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"A bill before Peru's Congress would base mining taxes on
the amount of earth moved instead of minerals produced,
cutting revenue for Moquegua's regional government.  Resi-
dents and workers are protesting against the bill."
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Moquegua Region:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moquegua_Region
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URUGUAY
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President Tabare Vasquez [Rosas] in Havana
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http://www.granma.cu/ingles/2008/junio/mier18/tebare.html
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"His first foreign policy decision was to reestablish full
bilateral ties with Cuba, which had been broken off three
years earlier by the Jorge Batlle government."
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6  SUPERPOWER
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Big Banks Sued Over Sewer Bonds
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/18/business/18lawsuit.html
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"Sewer bills for residents [of Jefferson County AL] rose
more than fourfold over the last 11 years"
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___| WAPO'S MAJOR EXPOSE |___
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Anatomy Of A Meltdown: The Credit Crisis
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/business/creditcrisis/
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DAY 1
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The Bubble | How homeowners, speculators and Wall Street
dealmakers rode a wave of easy money with crippling con-
sequences | June 15, 2008
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/06/14/AR2008061401479_pf.html
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DAY 2
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The Bubble | How homeowners' missed mortgage payments
set off widespread problems and woke up the Fed | June
16, 2008
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/06/15/AR2008061501949_pf.html
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DAY 3
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The Bubble | How the housing bust started a panic in
Florida, felled a storied bank and raised the specter
of recession | June 17, 2008
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/06/16/AR2008061602279_pf.html
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Editorial | Mr. Zebari's Message | [puppet] Iraq's foreign
minister has a chat with Barack Obama.
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/06/17/AR2008061702034.html
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"Obama might not differ all that much from...McCain."
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7  $$$$
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Credit card fees: Some gas stations say 'no more'
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080618/ap_on_bi_ge/gas_prices_credit_cards
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"higher prices [for gasoline] translate into higher credit
card fees the [station] managers must pay"
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Dearth of Ships Delays Drilling Of Offshore Oil
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/19/business/19drillship.html?ref=business&pagewanted=all
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U.S. to Set New Limits on Oil Trade Overseas
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/18/business/worldbusiness/18oil.html
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IntercontinentalExchange:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IntercontinentalExchange
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June 17, 2008

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Filed under: news — jaspar @ 1:42 pm

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OREO 06 17 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: 1 ]
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1  DISORDER
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The Associated Press to Set Guidelines for Using Its Artic-
les in Blogs
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/16/business/media/16ap.html
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"The Associated Press believes that in some cases, the
essence of an article can be encapsulated in very few
words."
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AS YOU WISH, SIR
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First Trial of International Criminal Court Now at Risk
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/17/world/europe/17hague.html
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"If the accused is released, he will have spent three years
in custody.  He was arrested in Congo in 2005 and held there
for one year before being sent to The Hague."
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MUCH BIGGER FAILURE: NOT HANGING BU$H & CO
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US soldier refuses to report for active duty in Iraq
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http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=080615214802.2e0eis17&show_article=1
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"honorably discharged last year" but put "in the Individual
Ready Reserves"
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His father "said mobilizing IRR members [is] a form of back-
door draft."
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Individual Ready Reserve:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Individual_Ready_Reserve
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Judge Backs White House on Missing E-Mails
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/06/16/AR2008061600872.html
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"ruling that the...White House's Office of Administration
...is not subject to the Freedom of Information Act."
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Office of Administration:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Office_of_Administration
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Army Overseer [Charles M Smith] Tells of Ouster Over KBR
Stir
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/17/washington/17contractor.html
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"refused to approve paying more than $1 billion in ques-
tionable charges to KBR"
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Steven Lamini | Civil liberties at stake
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http://www.thoughtleader.co.za/stevenlamini/2008/06/13/labour-one-step-nowhere-two-steps-deeper/
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"New Labour is nowhere near anything working class"
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Probe: Officials warned about harsh interrogation
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080617/ap_on_go_co/detainees_treatment
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"first look at the origins of the harsher methods used in
Guantanamo Bay...and Abu Ghraib"
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First look?
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THE GERMAN EUROPEAN HOLOCAUST IS *THE* PRECURSOR TO
THE SUPERPOWER'S WORLD HOLOCAUST AUGUST 6, 1945 ON!
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2  AFRICA
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Mugabe accuses aid agencies of working against him
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http://www.mg.co.za/articlepage.aspx?area=/breaking_news/breaking_news__africa/&articleid=342104
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"Food aid is needed and the government is focusing on that.
That is a need the NGOs exploited, saying 'we are feeding
you, so do not vote for Zanu-PF, vote for the MDC.'"
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3  ASIA
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THE BU$H PLAN (IRAQ)
`
Iraqi Resistance Report for events of Saturday, 14 June
2008
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http://www.albasrah.net/en_articles_2008/0608/iraqiresistancereport_140608.htm
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Item 11: Muqtada as-Sadr announces plans to launch libera-
tion army to fight US occupation of Iraq
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[puppet] Parliament's employees protest new search proce-
dures
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http://66.111.34.180/look/english/article.tpl?IdLanguage=1&IdPublication=4&NrArticle=82527&NrIssue=2&NrSection=1
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[Iraqi Accordance Front] MP slams [puppet] supreme judicial
council over lawmakers' immunity lifting
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http://66.111.34.180/look/english/article.tpl?IdLanguage=1&IdPublication=4&NrArticle=82573&NrIssue=2&NrSection=1
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"the [puppet] Supreme Judicial Council has no legal right
to demand lifting the immunity of 17 lawmakers." "turning 
the [puppet] parliament  into 'a playground for settling
...scores.'"
`
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West Australian Premier addresses gas crisis in televised
broadcast
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http://en.wikinews.org/wiki/West_Australian_Premier_addresses_gas_crisis_in_televised_broadcast
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"crisis began after a major fire at the [Varanus] Island
refinery operated by Apache Corporation reduced the
available natural gas by 30%." "up to 15% of companies
will be forced into temporary shut down."
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Apache Corporation:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apache_Corporation
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Varanus Island:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Varanus_Island
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"In June 2008 the gas line ruptured and all personnel on
the island were airlifted out."
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Iraqi Resistance Report for events of Sunday, 15 June 2008
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http://www.albasrah.net/en_articles_2008/0608/iraqiresistancereport_150608.htm
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Last item: Iranian heavy artillery pounds positions of US-
backed Kurdish separatists along border in northern Iraq
before dawn Sunday
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"The PJAK Movement...reportedly receives arms, training,
and targeting information from the US and [Puppet-israel]
and carries out repeated attacks on Iranian territory from
US-occupied Iraq."
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Party for a Free Life in Kurdistan:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PJAK
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2 students killed on Mosul campus
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http://66.111.34.180/look/english/article.tpl?IdLanguage=1&IdPublication=4&NrArticle=82650&NrIssue=2&NrSection=1
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"Two Mosul University students were killed on Monday after-
noon during an attempt to arrest them by security forces"
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Who says the murders were "during an attempt to arrest"?
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"security sources" --who else?  The students are dead.
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University of Mosul:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Mosul
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THE BU$H PLAN (AFGHANISTAN)
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MH  Taliban Seizes Control of [>] Pakistani Villages
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Rather, Emirate of Afghanistan Troops Seize Control of
[>] Afghani Villages
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/06/16/AR2008061601512.html
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For now, seizing territory remains secondary to killing
occupiers.
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4 EUROPE
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CAUCASUS
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Dokka Umarov | "A great deal of purification of the ranks of
the Mujahideen is going on" | interview | May 2008
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"As of today, the Mujahideen are controlling the woodland,
the mountains and some of the foothill villages --this is
our territory and our base, Insha Allah.  The control is
not complete so far, not absolute, because the kuffar at
times gather large forces and enter our territories, but
the kuffar and apostates are not capable of controlling
the valley either, and the Mujahideen enter cities and
villages and carry out operations and raids.
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Insha Allah, the time will come when this balance will be
upset and the control by the Mujahideen will spread across
the entire territory of the Caucasus."
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Note Umarov's discussion of events in the Balkans.
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Insha'Allah [God willing]:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Insha_allah
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Aqidah [creed]:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aqidah
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The Superpower's invention, "al-Qaeda," is an attempt to
*turn* the real Aqidah to its own ends.
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Detournement:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Detournement
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"In detournement, an artist [a CIA liar, say] reuses
elements of well-known media to create a new work with a
different message, often one opposed to the original."
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TURKEY
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PKK rebels wound five Turks
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http://www.kurdishglobe.net/displayArticle.jsp?id=8D24062CD745D4592C113CF92D1CE50E
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"launched a rocket attack on an apartment building housing
Turkish police families"
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Hakkari Province:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hakkari_Province
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"Kurds form the majority."
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UK
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US Air Force row threatens British contracts
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http://business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/business/industry_sectors/engineering/article4144017.ece
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"departures of Mr Wynne and General Moseley have put a
number of USAF projects in doubt" "potentially putting
thousands of jobs in Britain at risk."
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Poodles, arise!
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The Times Archive, 1785-1985
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http://archive.timesonline.co.uk/tol/archive/?OTC-HPtoppuff&ATTR=archive178
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"During our free introductory period access all articles
in the Times Archive by registering with Times Online."
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5  LATAM
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PERU
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Police Struggle to Control Peru Mining Region
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http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/world/international-peru-protests.html
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"Police fired tear gas to disperse the crowds, but were
pushed back by protesters demanding a bigger share of an
economic boom that has generated windfall profits for
mining companies."
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CAN'T HAVE THAT
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6  SUPERPOWER
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Douglas Valentine | John McCain: War Hero or North Vietnam's
Go-To Collaborator? | From Glory Boy to PW Songbird | June
13-15, 2008 (weekend)
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http://www.counterpunch.org/
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Douglas Valentine:
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http://www.douglasvalentine.com/
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The Return of Ross Perot?
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http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/06/16/the-return-of-ross-perot/index.html
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"Perot’s new Web site, PerotCharts"
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http://perotcharts.com/
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Midwest Flooding Spurs Record Corn Price
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http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/news/news-usa-flooding.html
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"above $8 a bushel for the first time" "3 million acres of
corn under water and probably 2 million didn't get planted."
`
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7  $$$$
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Nearly Half of Wall St. Bank Profits Are Gone
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/16/business/16earnings.html
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"Between early 2004 and mid-2007,...seven of the nation’s
largest financial companies earned a combined $254 billion
in profits.
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since last July, those same banks —-Bank of America, Citi-
group, JPMorgan Chase, Lehman Brothers, Merrill Lynch,
Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley-— have written down the
value of the assets they hold by $107.2 billion, gutting
their earnings and share prices."
`
FOOLS AND MONEY ARE SOON PARTED
`
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McClatchy Plans to Cut 1,400 Newspaper Jobs
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/17/business/media/17paper.html
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Oil hits new high of nearly $140 a barrel
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http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/5f4eb95e-3b7f-11dd-9cb2-0000779fd2ac.html
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"$139.89 a barrel"
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and
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President [Ahmadinejad] says there is glut in oil market,
calls for setting up oil bourse
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http://www2.irna.ir/en/news/view/line-24/0806171475150304.htm
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"in an address to the 29th Meeting of the Council of Mini-
sters of OPEC Fund for International Development"
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"also expressed his 'complete support' for a proposal by his
Venezuelan counterpart Hugo Chavez to create a bank by the
OPEC members."
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June 10, 2008

OREO 06 11 08

Filed under: news — jaspar @ 8:03 am

OREO 06 11 08

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OREO 06 11 08
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Newsstories of interest:
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** = Important  [in this edition: 2 ]
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MH = Misleading Headline  [in this edition: 1 ]
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1  DISORDER
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Editorial | Politics and Hunger
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/09/opinion/09mon1.html
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"at last week’s United Nations food summit, the world’s
more-developed nations proved, once again, that domestic
politics trumps both humanitarian concerns and sound
strategic calculations."
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The only connection between politics and hunger when it
comes to The Chieftan of the More-developed Tribe, is:
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IT'S CALCULATED COVER FOR STARVATION WARFARE
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States Take New Tack on Illegal Immigration
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/09/us/09panhandle.html?pagewanted=all
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Round-up "arrests were for violations of state identity
theft laws" --having fake SS cards, for instance.  Such
laws are "a way around rules allowing only the federal
government to enforce immigration laws."
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AH, WHAT SLY DOGS THEY ARE!
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Santa Rosa County, Florida:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Santa_Rosa_County%2C_Florida
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Milton, Florida:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milton%2C_Florida
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and
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Bush orders contractors to check legal status of employees
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http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=D916L5C00&show_article=1
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The newsstory notes: "states began passing their own laws
to keep employers from hiring undocumented workers."
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Pr. George's Pursuit Raises Questions About Use of Force
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/06/08/AR2008060802019.html
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"Soden began to beat Campbell with the baton, striking him
repeatedly in the arms and once in the head.  When Campbell
curled up in a fetal position, Soden kicked him repeatedly
in the ribs."
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Prince George's County, Maryland:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince_George%27s_County
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"Not to be confused with Prince George County, Virginia."
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Beltsville, Maryland:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beltsville
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Tasers issued to 10 percent of New York cops
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http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=080610060555.zv5rjwhg&show_article=1
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"new, lighter 'M-26' model about the size of a handgun will
be added to the belts of 3,050 sergeants" "A United Nations
committee ruled in November that its use constitutes 'a form
of torture' which can result in death."
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NIGERIA
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Assailants attack Nigerian vessel in oil region
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http://apnews.myway.com/article/20080609/D916M81G3.html
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"Nigeria's southern waters now have the greatest number of
pirate attacks anywhere in the world, as the military force
charged with calming the region pushes criminals out of the
cities and into the region's creeks and swamps."
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UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES
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and
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Nine Nigerian navy members killed in fresh attack
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http://au.news.yahoo.com/080610/19/177xz.html
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"second attack in as many days"
`
Petroleum in Nigeria | Joint Venture companies
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Petroleum_in_Nigeria#Joint_Venture_companies
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Addax & Oryx Group:
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http://www.transnationale.org/companies/addax_oryx_group.php
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"Addax & Oryx is one of the world’s three largest oil
traders, also active in oil production and distribu-
tion." 
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SUDAN
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Sudan rivals reach agreement on disputed region
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http://apnews.myway.com/article/20080608/D9164PJO0.html
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Abyei:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abyei
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Image:Political Regions of Sudan, July 2006.svg:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Political_Regions_of_Sudan%2C_July_2006.svg
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3  ASIA
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High fuel prices spur anger, protests in Asia
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http://au.news.yahoo.com/080610/15/177yf.html
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"reporting...[from Malaysia,] South Korea, India, Nepal
and Hong Kong"
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INSTANCES--
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"South Korean truck drivers...voted on Monday to go on
strike over rising fuel prices."
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"In Hong Kong...500 minibuses, lorries, garbage trucks
and coaches staged a go-slow protest, crippling traffic"
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THE BU$H PLAN (IRAQ)
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Records Could Shed Light on Iraq Group
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/06/08/AR2008060801819.html
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White House Iraq Group:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_House_Iraq_Group
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"Similar in name and function, was the 1967 White House
Information Group under President Lyndon B. Johnson."
`
`
Iraqi Resistance Report for events of Monday, 9 June 2008
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http://www.albasrah.net/en_articles_2008/0608/iraqiresistancereport_090608.htm
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Last item: Katyusha rockets slam into British base at al-
Basrah International Airport Monday
`
"second Katyusha rocket barrage on the British base within
24 hours"
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THE BU$H PLAN (PAKISTAN)
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Pakistan to freeze defence budget
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http://au.news.yahoo.com/080610/2/177v3.html
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"Pakistan is now challenged by large trade and budget defi-
cits, chronic power shortages and double-digit inflation."
`
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BAHRAIN
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Bahrain picks Jew as U.S. envoy, local media critical
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/06/08/AR2008060800565.html
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"Bahrain, a U.S.-allied island of some 1.05 million people,
is home to only about 35 Jews"
`
Bahrain | Demographics:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bahrain#Demographics
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History of the Jews in Bahrain:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_Jews_in_Bahrain
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INDIA
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Inside Gate, India’s Good Life; Outside, the Servants’
Slums 
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/09/world/asia/09gated.html
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"exclusive gated communities...have blossomed across India
in recent years."
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Gurgaon:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gurgaon
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Gurgaon District:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gurgaon_District
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Policeman [= senior police officer] killed, set alight in
Thailand
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http://au.news.yahoo.com/080610/2/177qu.html
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Yala Province:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yala_province
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CHECHNYA
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MH  Bomb blast injures 12 in Russia's Chechnya
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Rather, Bomb blast injures 12 in Occupied Chechnya
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http://au.news.yahoo.com/080610/15/177x5.html
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"injured eight [puppet] policemen"
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SPAIN
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Spanish Truckers Block Border
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/10/world/europe/10fuel.html
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"would-be strike-breakers in Spain found their windshields
and headlights smashed and their tires slashed."
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And: "Portuguese drivers blocked roads and in Belgium thou-
sands of labor union members demonstrated in Liege"
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UK
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__ATTN: PM.  TERRORISM OF FACTS, NOT FABLES__
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House sales fall worst in 30 years, says RICS
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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/money/main.jhtml?xml=/money/2008/06/10/nhomes110.xml
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"gazundering, the...practice of buyers dropping their offer
price after they have agreed to purchase a property, has
returned."
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Gazundering is the opposite of--
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Gazumping:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gazumping
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AND
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Cost of living to keep rising as oil and food hit record
highs
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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/majornews/2100048/Cost-of-living-to-keep-rising-as-oil-and-food-hit-record-highs.html
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"One of Britain's biggest food manufacturers –-Northern
Foods-– has closed a pasta and ready meals factory in
Grantham, Lincolnshire that supplied Marks & Spencer.
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Up to 700 people face losing their jobs after Northern
said that it failed to persuade M&S to share the burden
of higher costs."
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Northern Foods:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northern_Foods
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Marks & Spencer:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marks_%26_Spencer
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AND
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Britain's anti-terror plans under fire
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http://au.news.yahoo.com/080610/2/177xh.html
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"Scottish Lord Advocate...Angiolini's opposition to upping
the maximum [[detention] limit from 28 days to 42 echoes
the view of the top prosecutor in England and Wales,...Mac-
donald, who has said the existing framework is 'effective.'"
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5  LATAM
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BOLIVIA
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** Bolivian protesters march on US Embassy
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http://apnews.myway.com/article/20080610/D916T7NO1.html
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"to demand that Washington extradite a former Bolivian de-
fense [= war] minister who directed a military crackdown...
that killed at least 60 people in 2003."
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THAT WAS 2003.  NOW...
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"When crowds tried to push through a police line, officers
cleared the street with tear gas."
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SO:
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"La Paz state's police commander was fired Monday night
along with top policemen in Bolivia's eight other states."
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Bolivian gas conflict:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bolivian_Gas_War
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"Violent suppression by the Bolivian armed forces left some
60 people dead in October 2003, mostly inhabitants of El
Alto, located on the Altiplano above the capital city La
Paz."
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Altiplano:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Altiplano
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__NOTE__
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This demonstrates the truth that all real revolutions must
smash the old state machine.
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CUBA
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Statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs | "The U.S.
government has much to learn from Cuba and is in no posi-
tion to lecture anybody"
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http://www.granma.cu/ingles/2008/junio/lun9/24declar.html
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"Cuba does not recognize any value whatsoever in the con-
tent of the State Department report" --a polished Rice
hocker.
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Cuba's urban farming program a stunning success
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http://apnews.myway.com/article/20080608/D9160QN80.html
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"There are certain issues where we think Cuba has a lot to
teach the world."
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6  SUPERPOWER
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Rural U.S. Takes Worst Hit as Gas Tops $4 Average
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/09/business/09gas.html
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"Across...the South, Southwest and the upper Great Plains,
the combination of low incomes, high gas prices and heavy
dependence on pickup trucks and vans is putting an even
tighter squeeze on family budgets."`
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BU$H BONUS
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U.S. food stamp use up sharply, sign of hard times
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080609/us_nm/food_usa_stamps_dc
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"27.88 million Americans received food stamps in March, up
1.5 million from a year earlier" "Benefits average $1 per
meal."
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**  Report: Abramoff had White House access
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http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=upiUPI-20080609-195651-3802&show_article=1
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"high-level White House officials held Abramoff and his
associates 'in high regard and solicited recommendations
from Mr. Abramoff on policy matters.'"
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Clinton's ex-flames tell all on website
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http://au.news.yahoo.com/080610/2/177ul.html
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TWO CHICKS CHATTING:
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http://www.genniferandpaula.com/
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7  $$$$
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Timothy F. Geithner | Speech at The Economic Club of New
York | "Reducing Systemic Risk in a Dynamic Financial Sys-
tem" | June 9, 2008
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http://www.newyorkfed.org/newsevents/speeches/2008/tfg080609.html
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AH, THAT WORD "SYSTEMIC": CIA, AF, HIGH FINANCE
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See OREO 06 07 08 | DISORDER | __SYSTEMIC PROBLEMS__ | "**
Gates ousts Air Force leaders in historic shake-up" 
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Lehman Posts Loss and Plans to Raise Fresh Capital
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/10/business/10lehman.html
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"stunned Wall Street with news that it had lost $2.8 bil-
lion in the second quarter [= just 3 months], its first
loss since going public in 1994."
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F.H.A. Faces $4.6 Billion in Losses
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/10/business/10housing.html
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"deteriorating economic conditions...led many of its core
group of clients —-first-time buyers, minorities and lower-
income owners-— to go into foreclosure."
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Federal Housing Administration:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal_Housing_Administration
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Corn futures hit another record on Midwestern rain
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080609/ap_on_bi_ge/commodities_review
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"new trading record of $6.6725 a bushel" "settle[d] at
$6.5725 a bushel"
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OREO 06 03 08

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OREO 06 03 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: 3 ]
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1  DISORDER
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**  Texas judge orders return of polygamists' children
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080602/ap_on_re_us/polygamist_retreat
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"In exchange for regaining custody, the parents are not
allowed to leave Texas without court permission and must
participate in parenting classes [from the state abusers
who tore parent and child apart!].
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They were also ordered not to interfere with any child
abuse investigation and to allow the children to undergo
psychiatric [!] or medical exams if required."
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"The judge's order requires that parents allow children's
welfare workers to make unannounced visits"
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"Half the children sent to foster care were no older than
5."
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GITMO & NAZI DOCTORS ==> TEXAS & STATE ABUSERS
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and
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Canadian polygamists to be investigated
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/C/CANADA_POLYGAMISTS?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-06-02-19-27-52
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AT ONE TIME CANADA WAS AN INDEPENDENT COUNTRY
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**  Australian PM [Kevin Rudd] attacks decision to join war
in Iraq
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080602/ap_on_re_au_an/australia_iraq
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"Before the invasion, [xPM John] Howard argued that Saddam
Hussein had to be toppled to prevent the spread of weapons
of mass destruction and terrorism.
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The weapons were not discovered and no definite links were
established between Saddam and al-Qaida or other terror
networks."
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THE LIAR TOLD HOWARD:
LIE!  AND LIAR JR DID
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"Rudd said Howard wrongly believed that Australia's close
alliance with the United States left him with no choice"
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LIARS HAVE *NO* BELIEFS
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Rudd added:
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"This government does not believe that our alliance with
the United States mandates automatic compliance with every
element of the United States' foreign policy."
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BE HONEST: KICK THE SUPERPOWER OUT
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Kurt Vonnegut | **  "The blood of Dresden" | The Sunday 
Times | June 1, 2008
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http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/books/book_extracts/article4038905.ece
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The lengthy excerpt from Vonnegut's posthumously published
*Armageddon in Retrospect*
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BEGINS
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"It was a routine speech we got during our first day of
basic training, delivered by a wiry little lieutenant:
'Men, up to now you’ve been good, clean, American boys
with an American’s love for sportsmanship and fair play.
We’re here to change that. 
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Our job is to make you the meanest, dirtiest bunch of
scrappers in the history of the world.  From now on, you 
can forget the Marquess of Queensberry rules and every
other set of rules.  Anything and everything goes.
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Never hit a man above the belt when you can kick him
below it.  Make the bastard scream.  Kill him any way
you can.  Kill, kill, kill –-do you understand?'" 
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AND ENDS
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"I would have given my life to save Dresden for the
world’s generations to come.
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That is how everyone should feel about every city on
earth."
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ON AUGUST 6, 1945
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AMERICA DIED
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WHILE GIVING BIRTH
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TO THE SUPERPOWER
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Op-Ed Columnist Roger Cohen | The World Is Upside Down
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/02/opinion/l02cohen.html
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"We of the developed-world Paleolithic species are fair
game for the upstarts now, our predator role exhausted."
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"The U.S. and Europe may one day need all the charity
they can get."
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COMMON-SENSE BYPASS
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and
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Once an Impossible Dream, the Euro Reigns Supreme
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/03/business/worldbusiness/03euro.html?ref=business&pagewanted=all
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"the euro...is...as gilt-edged an investment as can be
found in the current tumultuous global economy."
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FOR NOW
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World at 'alarming juncture' as leaders gather for [UNO
Food and Agriculture Organization] summit
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20080602/wl_afp/unfoodfaosummit
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"Dozens of non-governmental organisations and small
farmers' groups opened a forum on Sunday to coincide
with the FAO summit."
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AFP quotes a Via Campesina activist:
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"This is a situation like war."
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THE SUPERPOWER'S STARVATION WARFARE
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Via Campesina:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Via_Campesina
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"Organized worldwide into eight regions" "The head-
quarters office...is now in Jakarta, Indonesia."
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[UNO] International Fund for Agricultural Development:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Fund_for_Agricultural_Development

AFP notes "IFAD's new Rome headquarters"...
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[UNO] Food and Agriculture Organization:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Food_and_Agriculture_Organization
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Brian Krebs | Beware of Error Messages At Bank Sites
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http://blog.washingtonpost.com/securityfix/2008/06/beware_of_error_messages_at_ba_1.html
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"The trend of infecting victims with both malware and a new
root certificate is becoming more and more common and gives 
the hacker a virtual open door to the victim's machine for
future attacks."
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Root certificate:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Root_certificate
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"Many software applications assume these root certificates
are trustworthy [duh] on the user's behalf."
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Start > All Programs > Accessories > System Tools >
Internet Explorer (No Add-ons)
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2  AFRICA
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THE BU$H PLAN (SOMALIA)
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Somalia opposition sets condition for talks
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/S/SOMALIA_TALKS_UN?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-06-02-18-51-09
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Last sentence: " The insurgents are not participating in
the meetings in Djibouti [arranged by the UNO Security
Council]."
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and
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UN OKs foreign ships to fight Somali pirates
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/UN_SOMALI_PIRACY?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-06-02-19-06-17
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"foreign nations' ships that [>] cooperate with Somalia's
[puppet] government during the next six months can 'enter
the territorial waters of Somalia for the purpose of [duh]
repressing acts of piracy and armed robbery at sea.'"
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WAR CRIME = DEFENDING YOUR ACTUAL TERRITORIAL WATERS
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Territorial water | Territorial sea [>] claims:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Territorial_waters#Territorial_sea_claims
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"200 nautical miles...[puppet] Somalia"
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Nautical mile:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nautical_miles
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3  ASIA
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THE BU$H PLAN (PALESTINE)
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NJ Muslim leader [Mohammad Qatanani] talks of torture in
Israel
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/M/MUSLIM_CLERIC_DEPORTATION?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-06-03-06-02-39
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"A group of orthodox Jews stood amid the mostly Muslim
crowd, saying they were there to show solidarity with
Qatanani, who they said had championed their fight to
get a kosher slaughterhouse in Paterson."
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THE BU$H PLAN (IRAQ)
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Iraqi Resistance Report for events of Saturday, 31 May 2008
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http://www.albasrah.net/en_articles_2008/0608/iraqiresistancereport_310508.htm
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Item 5: Three Grad rockets blast into US base area near an-
Nasiriyah Friday evening
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"US troops were wounded"
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Ali Air Base:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ali_Air_Base
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Iraqi Resistance Report for events of Sunday, 1 June 2008
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http://www.albasrah.net/en_articles_2008/0608/iraqiresistancereport_010608.htm
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Item 5: US helicopter crashes south of Baghdad
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"two US troops were injured"  And...
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Examples of past war propaganda 
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/P/PENTAGON_PROPAGANDA_HISTORY?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-06-03-03-20-34
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"The 'Five O'clock Follies' was the derogatory term used by
reporters to describe the daily briefing by U.S. military
officials in Saigon during the Vietnam War."
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Vietnam War?
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THE SUPERPOWER'S WAR AGAINST ALL OF INDOCHINA
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Indochina:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indochina
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THE BU$H PLAN (PAKISTAN)
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See EUROPE | DENMARK | "[Huge Car] Bomb explodes outside
Danish embassy in Pakistan"
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"Denmark...has more than 600 soldiers...in Afghanistan."
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THIS'S WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU
BETRAY YOUR AFGHAN BROTHERS!
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MYANMAR
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Despite damage, many schools reopen in Myanmar
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/M/MYANMAR?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-06-02-22-58-38
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"The May 2-3 storm struck during the summer break, which
runs until the end of May."
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San Aye, a mother, "supported the decision to start school
because she thought any delay would hurt the students aca-
demically--a widespread concern in a country where education
is highly valued and primary school enrollment rate is 82
percent for both boys and girls"
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REPUBLIC OF KOREA
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No honeymoon for unpopular S.Korean president
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http://au.news.yahoo.com/080603/15/174b3.html
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"nightly mass rallies in central Seoul that began as oppo-
sition to U.S. beef imports...have since broadened into a
wider attack on Lee's rule." 
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"Lee arrived in office with an approval rating of around
52 percent.  That has slumped to under 20 percent after
100 days."
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Court again suspends Hyundai exec's jail term
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/S/SKOREA_HYUNDAI_TRIAL?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-06-03-07-41-51
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"Tuesday's court hearing was disrupted briefly as a protester
who claimed to be a non-regular Hyundai worker shouted in the
courtroom, demanding Chung's imprisonment.
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He was later [duh] taken out of the room."
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DENMARK
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[Huge Car] Bomb explodes outside Danish embassy in Pakistan
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080602/ap_on_re_as/pakistan
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"Glass, fallen masonry and dozens of wrecked vehicles lit-
tered the area."
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A perimeter wall of the embassy collapsed" "its metal gate
was blown inward"
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"the embassy building itself remained standing, though its
windows were shattered."
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and
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Technical problems plague Nordic markets
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/S/SWEDEN_NASDAQ_OMX?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-06-03-07-55-54
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"postponing market openings in Sweden, Denmark, Finland,
Iceland and the Baltic countries"
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SPAIN
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MH  Warming Leads to Water Shortage and ‘Africanization’ of
Spain
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Rather, Resort-building Boom Leads to Water Shortage and De-
sertification of SE Spain
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/03/world/europe/03dry.html?hp=&pagewanted=all
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"one-third of the county is at risk of turning into desert"
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Region of Murcia:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Region_of_Murcia
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"in addition to the traditional water demand for crops,
there is now also a demand of water for the booming tour-
ist developments"
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UK
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Safety deposit box raids yield [a potential] £ 1bn of drugs,
cash and guns
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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/2066470/Safety-deposit-box-raids-yield-andpound1bn-of-drugs%2C-cash-and-guns.html
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"unprecedented raid on concrete vaults holding 7,000 safety
deposit boxes."
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"several weeks to remove each box, using angle grinders, to
a secret location where they will be prized open with dia-
mond-tipped drills."
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"Members of the public who have innocently and legally stor-
ed their valuables were 'inevitably' going to get swept up
in the disruption"
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IT'S INEVITABLE: EU NEEDS TO KICK OUT UK
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5  LATAM
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Mexico warns it may reject US drug aid
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/M/MEXICO_US_AID?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-06-02-20-37-02
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supposed "to help Mexico, Central America, the Dominican
Republic and Haiti combat drug trafficking."
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but "imposed several conditions on the aid"
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while "cartels fight back with increasingly brazen attacks
against security forces."
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6  SUPERPOWER
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MH  Student Loans Start to Bypass 2-Year Colleges
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Rather, Big Banks Concentrate on "Sure Thing"
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/02/business/02loans.html?ref=business&pagewanted=all
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"biggest banks have closed their doors to students at com-
munity colleges, [and] for-profit universities..., even as
they continue to extend federally backed loans to students
at the nation’s top universities."
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AYN RAND THIS
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Ayn Rand | Charity:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ayn_Rand#Charity:
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"Rand did not see charity as a moral duty or a major virtue
and held it to be proper only when the recipient is worthy
and when it does not involve sacrifice."
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MH  U.S. Loses Latest Appeal on Cotton Subsidies
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Rather, U.S. Loses Final Appeal on Cotton Subsidies
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/03/business/worldbusiness/03trade.html
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World Trade Organization:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Trade_Organization
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U.S. Manufacturing Sector Contracted in May 
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http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/business/business-usa-economy-manufacturing.html
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"for the fourth consecutive month"
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ABRAMOFF INVESTIGATION | Former GOP Staff Member Pleads
Guilty to Fraud Charge
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/06/02/AR2008060201317.html
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"Fourteen lobbyists and public officials have either pleaded
guilty to, or been convicted of, charges as a result of the
investigation into Abramoff's activities"
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Ultimately, the Abramoff affair has to do with
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TREASON IN THE BLACK HOUSE
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Climate Findings Were Distorted, Probe Finds | Appointees
in NASA Press Office Blamed
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/06/02/AR2008060202698.html
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NASA IG: "political appointees in...public affairs [= lies]
office worked to control and distort public accounts of its
researchers' findings about climate change for at least two
years"
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7  $$$$
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Crisis-hit airlines to lose 2.3 billion dollars this year:
industry body [International Air Transport Association]
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20080602/ts_afp/airlineiataearningsoil
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"dramatically reversing a forecast of profits nearly twice
that figure."
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AH, SO
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