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August 31, 2008

OREO 08 31 08

Filed under: news — jaspar @ 12:02 am

OREO 08 31 08

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OREO 08 31 08
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Newsstories of interest:
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** = Important  [in this edition:  ]
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MH = Misleading Headline  [in this edition:  ]
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1  DISORDER
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WELL, BETTER LATE THAN NEVER
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Internet Traffic Begins to Bypass the U.S.  18
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/30/business/30pipes.html?pagewanted=all
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"more countries are becoming aware of how their depen-
dence on other countries for their Internet traffic
makes them vulnerable."
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"Data is increasingly flowing around the United States,
which may have intelligence --and conceivably military
-- consequences."
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In New Orleans, no shelter for those who stay  16
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http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/us/AP-Gustav-Evacuation.html
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"The doors to the Superdome will be locked."
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vvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvv
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A brand new code of laws is needed to deal with numerous
acts not covered by the old code of laws still in effect.
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^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
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Absenteeism Report Irks Federal Employees | Senator Says  20
Too Many Go AWOL
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/08/28/AR2008082803271_pf.html
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and
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Absent Without Leave  21
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/graphic/2008/08/29/GR2008082900579.html?sid=ST2008082900596&s_pos=list
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FAILED STATE
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FAA outage reveals odd computing practices  32
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/08/29/AR2008082902088_pf.html
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"using computing practices that would be considered poor in
credit card networks or [by] power plant operators"
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FAILED STATE
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Why a Recall Is No Simple Matter | Company's Health Compli-
cates Consumer Agency's Work   00
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/08/29/AR2008082902088_pf.html
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"The cost of making its products in China was...rising."
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and
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A Crisis Unfolds | This week, the Consumer Product Safety
Commission warned parents against using certain Simplicity
bassinets.  The company, which sold its assets in April,
had four crib recalls dating to 2005"  37
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/08/29/AR2008082903257.html?sid=ST2008082903453&s_pos=list
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Court: US can block mad cow testing  38
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/03/29/AR2007032901795.html
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__DUH OF THE DAY__
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"we owe USDA a considerable degree of deference"
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Editorial | Policing the Police | A summer of fatal mis-
steps highlights the need for independent oversight of
Prince George's law enforcement  39
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/08/30/AR2008083001679.html
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"14 shootings by Prince George's officers this year, half
of them fatal."
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IS ATTITUDE ADJUSTMENT POSSIBLE IN THE SUPERPOWER?
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3  ASIA
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THE BU$H PLAN (PALESTINE)
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Hundreds leave Gaza as Egypt opens border22
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http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSLU72067520080830?feedType=RSS&feedName=topNews&sp=true
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"the Rafah crossing would stay open for two days to allow
Gazans with foreign residence permits and humanitarian
cases to cross into Egypt."
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THE BU$H PLAN (IRAQ)
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SAS kill hundreds of terrorists in 'secret war' against
al-Qaeda in Iraq  42
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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/onthefrontline/2652496/SAS-kill-hundreds-of-terrorists-in-secret-war-against-al-Qaeda-in-Iraq.html
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"while the majority of the [3,500] terrorists were captured,
several hundred, who were mainly members of the organisation
known as 'al-Qa'eda in Iraq' have been killed by the SAS."
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YOU WISH TO TERRORIZE IRAQIS ?
JUST PUSH THE AL-QAEDA BUTTON.
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Special Air Service:  43
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special_Air_Service
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DA-Notice:  44
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D_notice
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THE BU$H PLAN (AFGHANISTAN)
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Press Statements following Russian-Tajikistani Talks
[August 29, 2008]  10
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http://www.kremlin.ru/eng/speeches/2008/08/29/1920_type82914_205931.shtml
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MEDVEDEV:
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"the situation in Central Asia remains a focus of our at-
tention.
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This is a region in which Tajikistan has great influence
and an important role to play,
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and a region constantly within Russia’s sphere of strate-
gic interests.
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We say this openly and there is nothing to be shy about
here.
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Our common task is to build constructive foreign policy
cooperation on the issues that arise here,
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on a bilateral basis and through regional and interna-
tional organisations. 
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The region [Central Asia] really does face a great many
problems.
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We spoke yesterday and today about the problems in neigh-
bouring countries such as [>] Afghanistan and Pakistan.
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The joint efforts of the SCO and other countries are
needed here to overcome the big problems that remain in
[>] these places.
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We agreed yesterday to hold a conference on Afghanistan.
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We have an idea and we will discuss this of course with
the other members of the SCO, but we think it would be
appropriate for this conference to take place here in
Dushanbe for example." 
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Image:Central Asia political.png:  11
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Tajikistan's in light brown.
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Shanghai Cooperation Organisation:  12
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shanghai_Cooperation_Organisation
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3 Civilians Killed at Checkpoint in Afghanistan  29
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/30/world/asia/30afghan-002.html
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By "security forces, including German soldiers"
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Editorial | Collateral Killing | Too many [!] innocent
Afghans are dying in U.S. airstrikes  40
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/08/30/AR2008083001680.html
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"255 in the first half of 2008"
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Actually many, many more.
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IS ATTITUDE ADJUSTMENT POSSIBLE
IN THE SUPERPOWER'S OCCUPATION?
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THE BU$H PLAN (IRAN)
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Iraq's top diplomat discusses cooperation with Iranian
official  41
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http://66.111.34.180/look/english/article.tpl?IdLanguage=1&IdPublication=4&NrArticle=91234&NrIssue=2&NrSection=1
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"the Iranian side offered to train to train Iraqi foreign
ministry staff in Iran."
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IT IS TO LAUGH
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AUSTRALIA
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Australia suffering 'man drought'  24
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http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7589382.stm
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"thousands of Australian men in their 20s and early 30s
have gone overseas either to travel or to work."
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YOU WISHED TO SEND TROOPS OVERSEAS.
YOU WEREN'T EXPECTING THE RESULTS ! 
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DEMOCRATIC PEOPLES REPUBLIC OF KOREA
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Remains of Civilians Killed during Last Korean War
Unearthed
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August 30, 2008 | From bottom: 3d item  27
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http://www.kcna.co.jp/index-e.htm
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EAST TURKESTAN
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China: [2] Officers Killed in Uighur Clash  15
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/29/world/asia/29briefs-OFFICERSKILL_BRF.html
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"seven...wounded"
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and
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China: Police Kill 6 in Xinjiang  30
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/30/world/asia/30brief-POLICEKILL6I_BRF.html
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"after they surrendered."
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and
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China Unlikely to Loosen Its Grip in West | Experts An-
ticipate Unyielding Response to Latest Fatal Attacks in
Xinjiang Province  33
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/08/29/AR2008082903158_pf.html
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World Uyghur Congress:  34
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http://www.uyghurcongress.org/En/home.asp
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Now here's a good laugh: there's an article "New Great
Game" on wikipedia with the announcement "This article
is being considered for deletion."
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Better download it now before the CIA removes it:  35
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Great_Game
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THERE SHALL BE NO INFORMATION EVER AGAIN, ANYWHERE!
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THAILAND
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Thai protesters attack Bangkok police HQ  07
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http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSBKK12612220080829?feedType=RSS&feedName=topNews&sp=true
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"as demonstrations against...Sundaravej spread from the
capital, disrupting air and rail services."
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"Sentries [at the occupied compound]...poured a mixture
of gasoline and shampoo across the road, turning it into
an ice-rink."
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4 EUROPE
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EU
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Russia urges West to refrain from sanctions  06
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http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSL768040420080829?feedType=RSS&feedName=topNews&sp=true
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"A spokesman for Russia's Foreign Ministry said [>] some
countries...were trying to take the EU down 'the road to
confrontation.'

'We hope that reason will prevail over emotions, that EU
leaders will find the [>] courage to refrain from a one-
sided assessment of the conflict'"
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Courage?  In the face of The Superpower's edict in its
Declaration of World $lavery that--
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THERE SHALL BE NO TRUTH EVER AGAIN, ANYWHERE!
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BELGIUM
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Belgians warned over iodine [gas] leak [from a nuclear
research institute]  09
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http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/7588926.stm
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Do "not...eat locally grown produce"
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CHECHNYA
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Terrorist attack in Vedeno kills one, injures ten [occupa-
tion] troops  47
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http://www.itar-tass.com/eng/level2.html?NewsID=13022512&PageNum=0
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RUSSIAN FEDERATION
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Medvedev had a telephone conversation with President of
France...Sarkozy [August 28, 2008]  01
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http://www.kremlin.ru/eng/text/news/2008/08/205826.shtml
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"The Russian side stressed the need for the implementa-
tion by Georgia of point 4 of the Medvedev-Sarkozy plan,
according to which Georgian troops should withdraw to
their places of permanent deployment.
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The two leaders also discussed additional agreements that
may serve in the future to ensure security in areas adja-
cent to the borders of South Ossetia and Abkhazia."
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"[Medvedev] laid out the fundamental position...regarding 
the need for accelerated solutions to the security prob-
lems of South Ossetia and Abkhazia."
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Medvedev met with President of Kazakhstan...Nazarbayev  02
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http://www.kremlin.ru/eng/text/news/2008/08/205839.shtml
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"now the main thing is to ensure Georgia’s demilitariza-
tion and a security perimeter around South Ossetia and
Abkhazia."
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Dushanbe Declaration of Heads of SCO Member States  03
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http://www.kremlin.ru/eng/events/articles/2008/08/205865/205913.shtml
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"The member states of the SCO welcome the approval on 12
August 2008 in Moscow of the six principles of settling
the conflict in South Ossetia,
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and support [note: SUPPORT] the active role of Russia in
promoting peace and cooperation in the region."
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"The creation of a global antimissile defence system does
not [note: NOT] assist
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the maintenance of strategic balance,
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international efforts on weapons control and nuclear non-
proliferation,
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strengthening of trust among states and regional stability."
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Speech at a Meeting of the Council of Heads of State of
the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO)  04
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http://www.kremlin.ru/eng/text/speeches/2008/08/28/1821_type82914_205843.shtml
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MEDVEDEV:
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"we cannot ignore the ongoing attempts by [>] some to
pursue their interests by resorting to violence:
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for example, the [>] criminal and irresponsible actions
taken by Georgia in its attack on South Ossetia.
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Everybody knows [>] who, in the pursuit of their own
selfish goals, condoned and even incited this attack
by the Georgian authorities.
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This behaviour is inexcusable and must be dealt with
[>] decisively.
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In these extraordinary circumstances we will continue
to adopt the same responsible approach in the region
that we have always taken.
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We are grateful for your understanding and your objec-
tive assessment of Russia's [>] peacemaking efforts.
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We are confident that the position of the member states
of the SCO will receive appropriate international sup-
port.
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And I hope that this will send an important signal to
[>] those who are trying to argue that black is white
and that the most blatant aggression is justified."
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Answers to Journalists' Questions  05
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http://www.kremlin.ru/eng/text/speeches/2008/08/28/2001_type82914type82915_205850.shtml
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UK
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Scottish Power and npower add to energy bills misery |
Millions of customers face further increases in gas and
electricity bills after last two of big six suppliers
put up prices  08
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http://www.guardian.co.uk/money/2008/aug/29/energy.householdbills1
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YOU WISHED TO SEND TROOPS TO IRAQ.  YOU
WEREN'T EXPECTING WHAT IRAQ SENT BACK !
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Firearms: cheap, easy to get and on a street near you |
From drug dealing to settling playground squabbles, fire-
arms offences are rising  23
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http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2008/aug/30/ukcrime1
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"there are also a lot coming in from people who have served
in Afghanistan and Iraq"
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YOU WISHED TO SEND TROOPS TO IRAQ.  YOU
WEREN'T EXPECTING WHAT IRAQ SENT BACK !
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UKRAINE
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Ukraine ammunition depot blasts may continue for two more
days  46
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http://www.itar-tass.com/eng/level2.html?NewsID=13018037&PageNum=0
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5  LATAM
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MEXICO
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Drug Violence Alters the Flow of Life in Mexico  31
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/31/world/americas/31mexico.html?ref=world&pagewanted=all
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The first paragraph of the newsstory opens:
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"a team of heavily armed men dressed in black barged in
and ordered everyone to the floor"
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Twenty-six paragraphs later:
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"At the Tijuana bingo hall,...federal officers escorted
the two men suspected of being traffickers out"
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JOURNALISTIC FALSE-FLAG OPERATION
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6  SUPERPOWER
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Consumer Spending Slowed in July  13
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/30/business/economy/30econ.html
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"for the second consecutive month"
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Integrity Bank Becomes 10th U.S. Failure This Year  19
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http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=a7dn3iRmUDCQ&refer=home
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"Banks are being closed at the fastest pace in 14 years"
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Ron Paul followers gathering for own convention  25
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080830/ap_on_el_pr/cvn_gop_ron_paul
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"activists who are anti-war, anti-government regulation,
anti-immigration, anti-taxes, anti-Federal Reserve, anti-
outsourcing, pro-individual liberty, pro-civil liberties
and pro-Paul."
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IT'S COMMIE PROPAGANDA, THAT'S WHAT IT IS
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Nevertheless--
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Rally for the Republic:  26
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http://www.rallyfortherepublic.com/
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Dell’s Profit Drop Surprises Investors  14
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/29/technology/29dell.html
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"17 percent decline in quarterly profit"
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but
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"revenue rose 11 percent"
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Soft economy speeds newspaper decline, job cuts  17
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http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/business/AP-Newspapers-in-Decline.html?pagewanted=all
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"advertising revenue has fallen faster than anyone antic-
ipated."
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Russia’s Collective Farms: Hot Capitalist Property  28
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/31/business/worldbusiness/31food.html?ref=business&pagewanted=all
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"A decade after capitalism transformed Russian industry,
an agricultural revolution is stirring the countryside,
shaking up village life and sweeping aside the collective
farms that resisted earlier reform efforts and remain the
dominant form of agriculture."
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August 29, 2008

OREO 08 29 08

Filed under: news — jaspar @ 9:20 am

OREO 08 29 08

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OREO 08 29 08
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Newsstories of interest:
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** = Important  [in this edition: 1 ]
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MH = Misleading Headline  [in this edition: 2 ]
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1  DISORDER
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__STATE TERRORISM__
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**  Town wonders if it's next to face immigration raid  01
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/S/SLAUGHTERHOUSE_RAID_WORRIES?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-08-26-23-10-28
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"The government's shift to high-profile immigration raids...
has instilled fear in towns across the country."
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Fear grips immigrants after Miss. plant raid  02
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/I/IMMIGRATION_RAID?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-08-27-07-06-38
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"fellow workers applauded as immigrants were taken into
custody.  Federal officials said a tip from a union member
prompted them to start investigating several years ago."
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THE SUPERPOWER'S PERMANENT WAR ON THE WORLD IS THE
RESULT OF ITS EVIL PEOPLE'S USUALLY UNSEEN NATURE!
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__INTER-STATE TERRORISM__
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Military Sending Foreign Fighters to Home Nations  03
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/28/washington/28detain.html?ref=world&pagewanted=all
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"part of an effort to reduce the burden"
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The White Man's Burden:  04
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_Man%27s_Burden
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"The system is similar in some ways to the rendition pro-
gram used by the Central Intelligence Agency"
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THE CIA MUST BE ABOLISHED ROOT, BRANCH, AND SEED
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Wazzat?
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AND SEED!
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Friends: Abramoff a changed man, deserves leniency  05
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http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/washington/AP-Abramoff-Prison.html
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"Because nearly everyone in the corruption case has so far
pleaded guilty rather than going to trial, Abramoff has
not had to take the witness stand and tell his story."
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Just *his* story?
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Or the story of TREASON IN THE BLACK HOUSE
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__STATE MONOPOLY CAPITALISM IN OVERDRIVE__
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Carmakers Deserve Loan Guarantees, G.M. Official Says  06
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/29/business/29lutz.html
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"automakers are 'deserving' of as much as $50 billion in
government-backed loans so that they can build [duh] more
fuel-efficient cars."
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2  AFRICA
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UNO ENVIRONMENT PROGRAM (UNEP)
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UN urges phasing out of energy subsidies  07
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http://apnews.myway.com/article/20080826/D92Q558G2.html 
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"The conference [in Ghana] is the third session this year
working on the details of a climate change accord to suc-
ceed the Kyoto Protocol, which expires in 2012."
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and
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Reforming Energy Subsidies | Opportunities to Contribute
to the Climate Change Agenda  08
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http://www.unep.org/pdf/PressReleases/Reforming_Energy_Subsidies.pdf
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and
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Sea buries a Ghanan village, and more may follow  09
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http://apnews.myway.com/article/20080826/D92PS6BO0.html 
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"the Atlantic Ocean is rising.  Every few years, residents
of a string of villages leave their homes and build new
ones farther back"
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and
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Deforestation a key part of UN global treaty talks  10
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http://apnews.myway.com/article/20080825/D92P7A180.html
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NO ILLUSIONS: 
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SUPERPOWER-STYLE DEVELOPMENT MEANS
U-N-DEVELOPMENT OF THE THIRD WORLD
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3  ASIA
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THE BU$H PLAN (IRAQ)
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US soldier dies in Baghdad  39
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/I/IRAQ_US_CASUALTIES?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-08-27-06-28-48
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"of wounds suffered in a roadside bombing in northeast
Baghdad."
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Gas plant explosion rocks Texas town [Stairtown]; no in-
juries  11
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/G/GAS_EXPLOSION?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-08-28-10-04-18
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"flames shot 400 feet into the air in Thursday morning's
explosion"
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Army opens prep school for dropouts to fill ranks  12
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/A/ARMY_PREP_SCHOOL?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-08-27-06-58-48
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"only three out of every 10 people of military age...[are]
capable of joining the Army"
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THE SUPERPOWER'S PERMANENT WAR ON THE WORLD IS THE
RESULT OF ITS EVIL PEOPLE'S USUALLY UNSEEN NATURE!
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2 workers hurt when crane topples in Dallas  13
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/C/CRANE_TOPPLES?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-08-28-16-12-15
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"accident's cause is under investigation."
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U.S. soldiers say they executed Iraqis on riverbank: report  14
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http://www.reuters.com/article/domesticNews/idUSN2742059920080827?feedType=RSS&feedName=domesticNews&sp=true
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"killed four handcuffed and blindfolded Iraqi prisoners with
pistol shots"
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WHO ARE THOSE PEOPLE WHO WANT TO
DO AWAY WITH THE DEATH SENTENCE?
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2 U.S soldiers killed in Baghdad --military  15
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http://66.111.34.180/look/english/article.tpl?IdLanguage=1&IdPublication=4&NrArticle=91053&NrIssue=2&NrSection=1
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"two separate incidents"
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For the August 27th "incident" see item 1 above.
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SAF = Small Arms Fire
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THE BU$H PLAN (AFGHANISTAN)
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1 German soldier killed in Afghan attack  16
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/G/GERMANY_AFGHANISTAN?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-08-27-07-04-19
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"three injured"
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MH  Russia: Afghan transport deal with NATO stands  17
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http://apnews.myway.com/article/20080827/D92QKF5O3.html
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or  18
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http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5hXNS4UvYReTNhmyvBeCMIehsJpxgD92QKF5O3
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"Russia has suspended negotiations on an agreement that
would let Russian [>] military planes support NATO mis-
sions."
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See below __THE DEVIL'S OWN BRIGADE__ under THE BU$H PLAN
(PAKISTAN).
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THE BU$H PLAN (PAKISTAN)
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Attack on Police Bus Kills at Least 8 in Pakistan  19
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/29/world/asia/29pstan.html
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"in retaliation for a fierce Pakistani military campaign,
including air strikes, in the tribal area of Bajaur."
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Image:NWFP FATA.svg:  20
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:NWFP_FATA.svg
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Bajaur Agency is northernmost agency in FATA, Federally
Administered Tribal Areas (in purple)
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__THE DEVIL'S OWN BRIGADE__
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U.S.-Pakistani Brainstorming on Border Violence  21
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/28/washington/28policy.html
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Superpower's "chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
secretly convened a...meeting of senior American and
Pakistani commanders on an aircraft carrier in the
Indian Ocean"
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An "official said that Tuesday’s meeting had allowed
...Mullen to 'better understand a complex problem in
a critical part of the world"
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HERE IT IS IN A NUTSHELL, MIKE:
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One kind of violence is The Superpower's occupation of the
Emirate of Afghanistan.
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Another kind of violence is resistance to that occupation
in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and elsewhere.
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Elsewhere?
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See above THE BU$H PLAN (AFGHANISTAN) | "MH  Russia: Af-
ghan transport deal with NATO stands | excerpt
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"Russia has suspended negotiations on an agreement that
would let Russian [>] military planes support NATO mis-
sions."
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AND
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U.S. Military Frets Over Future U.S.-Russian Ties  22
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http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/washington/politics-georgia-ossetia-usa-military.html
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DEMOCRATIC PEOPLES REPUBLIC OF KOREA
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Foreign Ministry's Spokesman on DPRK's Decision to Suspend
Activities to Disable Nuclear Facilities  23
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August 27, 2008 | Item 1
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http://www.kcna.co.jp/index-e.htm
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"Now that the U.S. [has] breached the agreed points, the
DPRK is compelled to take the following countermeasures
on the principle of 'action for action':
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First, the DPRK decided to immediately suspend the dis-
ablement of its nuclear facilities"
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"Second, the DPRK will consider soon a step to restore
the nuclear facilities in Nyongbyon to their original
state"
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JAPAN
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MH  SKorean emotions run high over island dispute  24
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http://apnews.myway.com/article/20080827/D92QFR600.html 
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"It is hard to overstate the emotional impact the dispute
over the tiny islets...has for South Koreans."

AND has for ALL Koreans!
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Has everything to do with "Japan's colonial rule of the
Korean peninsula from 1910-1945."
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THAILAND
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Thai protesters push police off premier's compound  25
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http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/world/AP-Thailand-Political-Unrest.html
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"there were work stoppages by Thai railway workers on
several lines Thursday after an unknown number of em-
ployees took immediate two-day sick leaves."
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UAE
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Police official: 11 laborers die in Dubai fire  26
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/D/DUBAI_FIRE?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-08-27-06-36-05
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"10 of the victims were Indian."
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SOCIOCIDE TYPE 2
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4 EUROPE
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GERMANY
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US plans to close 15 Army facilities in Germany  27
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/G/GERMANY_US_MILITARY?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-08-28-15-17-54
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"at Idar-Oberstein, Dexheim and elsewhere."
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UK
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UK homebuilder Taylor Wimpey posts huge 1H loss  28
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/E/EARNS_BRITAIN_TAYLOR_WIMPEY?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-08-27-07-09-25
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"Britain's largest homebuilder by volume"
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1H = first half
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Turmoil at Scotland Yard as Tarique Ghaffur accuses Sir
Ian Blair of racism | Britain's most senior police chief
has been accused of being a racist in an unprecedented
personal attack by the country's highest-ranking Asian
officer  29
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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/2640922/Turmoil-at-Scotland-Yard-as-Tarique-Ghaffur-accuses-Sir-Ian-Blair-of-racism.html
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"senior officers fear the dispute will leave the [Metro-
politan Police] force in a state of near paralysis."
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However, "Sir Ian's deputy, Sir Paul Stephenson" "told...
Ghaffur to 'shut up'"
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The force is in near paralysis watching and betting on
the dog fight.
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5  LATAM
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Reflections of Fidel | What went unsaid about Cuba  30
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http://www.granma.cu/ingles/2008/agosto/mier27/35reflex2-i.html
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__DIRTY WAR__
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Ex-generals convicted of killing Argentine senator  31
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/A/ARGENTINA_DIRTY_WAR?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-08-28-18-46-03
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"kidnapping, torturing and murdering Sen. Guillermo Vargas
Aignasse."
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Guillermo Aignasse was a Peronist senator from Tucuman Pro-
vince.
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Now there is a Peronist senator from Tucuman Province named
Gerónimo Vargas Aignasse, perhaps Guillermo's son.
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6  SUPERPOWER
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Incomes fall in Michigan, number in poverty rises  32
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/P/POVERTY_MICHIGAN?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-08-27-04-44-02
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"the auto industry's downward plunge has rippled across
the state."
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Frustration grows as Americans fill trains  33
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http://www.reuters.com/article/domesticNews/idUSN1146958120080827?feedType=RSS&feedName=domesticNews&sp=true
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"Rising costs of traveling by air and car...drew a record
2.8 million people onto America's cash-strapped passenger
railway network in July...up nearly 14 percent from a year
earlier."
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Freezer sales climb as food prices soar  34
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/F/FREEZER_SALES?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-08-28-16-06-26
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"shoppers bought more than 1.1 million freezers during the
first six months of the year --up more than 7 percent from
the same period last year"
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COLD COMFORT
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7  $$$$
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Foreign ownership of U.S. companies jumps  35
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http://www.reuters.com/article/domesticNews/idUSN2744743020080827?feedType=RSS&feedName=domesticNews&sp=true
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"Foreign ownership of U.S. companies more than doubled from
1996 to 2005 measured by revenue and more than tripled as
measured by assets"
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THE UNITED STATES IS NOW ON SALE AT DISCOUNT PRICES
`
`
Russian chicken ban more bad news for US producers  36
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http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/business/AP-Chicken-Producers-Russia.html
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"Russia makes up 33 percent of total U.S. chicken exports,
making it the largest customer"
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Business Worried as U.S. Weighs Russia Sanctions  37
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http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/washington/politics-usa-russia-sanctions.html
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"Petroleum products accounted for about $11 billion of Rus
sia's exports to the United States last year,
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DON'T NEED THEM
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followed by about $1.4 billion of bauxite and aluminum
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DON'T NEED THEM
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and nearly $936 million of nuclear fuels and materials."
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DON'T NEED THEM
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What about brains?
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SORRY, NOT FOR EXPORT
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August 27, 2008

OREO 08 27 08

Filed under: news — jaspar @ 1:00 am

OREO 08 27 08

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OREO 08 27 08
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Newsstories of interest:
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** = Important  [in this edition: 1 ]
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MH = Misleading Headline  [in this edition:  ]
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1  DISORDER
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__STATE TERRORISM__
`
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**  Hundreds of Factory Workers Are Held in Immigration
Raid  01
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/26/us/26raid.html
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"detaining at least 350 workers" at "factory belonging to
Howard Industries Inc" in Laurel MS
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Howard Industries:  02
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Howard_Industries
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"world's largest manufacturer of distribution transformers,
and...largest employer in Laurel"
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Transformer types | Oil cooled transformer:  03
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transformer_types#Oil_cooled_transformer
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"large transformers used in power distribution or electri-
cal substations"
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`
__STATE TERRORISM__
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Child protection database 'will be used to prosecute young
people' | A flagship database intended to protect every
child in the country will be used by police to hunt for
evidence of crime in a "shocking" extension of its original
purpose  04
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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/2621163/Child-protection-database-will-be-used-to-prosecute-young-people.html
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"police officers, council staff, head teachers, doctors and
care workers will use the records to search for evidence of
criminality and wrongdoing to help them launch prosecutions
against those on the database --even long after they have
reached adulthood."
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Stolen children adopted in Australia: report  05
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080823/wl_nm/australia_adoptions_trafficking_dc
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"an Indian-based adoption agency [>] renamed children and
[>] fabricated their histories, complete with photographs
of [>] fake mothers offering them for adoption."
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Indian-based?  CIA-BASED
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U.S. border cops nab airman driving [illegal] migrants  06
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http://www.reuters.com/article/domesticNews/idUSN2516687320080825
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"member of the U.S. Air National Guard"
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ATTN: GATES
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Report Faults Medicare Audits | Agency Missed Many Payment
Errors, HHS Review Finds  07
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/08/25/AR2008082502157.html
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"The rate of improper payments...is significantly higher
than the government has estimated"
`
IF THAT, THEN WHAT ELSE?
`
`
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New Pentagon Media Agency Seeks to Fill Top Job  08
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/08/24/AR2008082401670.html
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"[Defense Media Activity] combines...
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Armed Forces Radio and Television Service,
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the Stars and Stripes newspaper, and
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the Pentagon Channel on television."  
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"It...includes
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the DefenseLink Web site and
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the military services' Web sites,
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the Bloggers Roundtable, and
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the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine magazines."
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NOW YOU KNOW WHAT "MONOPOLY" IN
STATE MONOPOLY CAPITALISM MEANS
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2  AFRICA
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NIGERIA
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Nigerian rebels accuse military of killing 12 civilians  09
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20080825/wl_africa_afp/nigeriaoilunrestkillings
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Attacked "A civilian commercial transport boat which plies
the Yenagoa-Fropa (southern Ijaw) route of Bayelsa state"
`
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Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta:  10
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Movement_for_the_Emancipation_of_the_Niger_Delta
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To be read with circumspection.
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Bayelsa State | Geography:  11
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bayelsa_State#Geography
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"Bayelsa has a riverine and estuarine setting."
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Image:NigerDeltaStates.png:  12
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3 = Bayelsa
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3  ASIA
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THE BU$H PLAN (IRAQ)
`
War Veterans’ Concussions Are Often Overlooked  13
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/26/us/26tbi.html
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"Mild brain injury was widely overlooked by the military
and the veterans health system until recently."
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Even though "traumatic brain injury...[is] the signature
injury of the Iraq war"
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DUMMY UP
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Demonstrators Call for Dismissing [puppet] Finance Minister  14
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http://www.heyetnet.org/eng/iraq-news/3121-demonstrators-call-for-dismissing-finance-minister-.html   
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"Dozens of Ministry of Industry's employees demonstrated
at the Firdous Square in central Baghdad Monday"
`
`
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Air traffic delayed at U.S. airports: FAA  15
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http://www.reuters.com/article/domesticNews/idUSWBT00961720080826
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"network problem"
`
`
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Suicide bomber kills 28 police recruits in Iraq  16
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http://www.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idUSLP67913620080826?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews&sp=true
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"wounded 45"
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IT IS SUICIDE TO SERVE THE OCCUPIERS
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THE BU$H PLAN (PAKISTAN)
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Pakistan's ruling coalition collapses amid dissent  17
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080825/ap_on_re_as/pakistan
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"because it failed to restore judges fired by Musharraf"
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AS PROMISED
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U.N. Envoy’s Ties to Pakistani Are Questioned  18
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/26/washington/26diplo.html
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"Khalilzad had spoken by telephone with...Zardari, the
leader of the Pakistan Peoples Party, several times a
week for the past month until he was confronted about
the unauthorized contacts"
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NOW YOU KNOW WHY--
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Pakistan's ruling coalition collapses amid dissent
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permanentsubversion@the superpower.gov
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THE BU$H PLAN (PHILIPPINES)
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Philippine military C-130 with 9 crew missing  19
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http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/world/AP-Philippines-Plane-Missing.html
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"disappeared shortly after takeoff in the southern Philip-
pines"
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INDIA
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Tens of Thousands Protest Site of Auto Plant in India  20
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/25/world/asia/25car.html
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"40,000 protesters" "4,000 policemen"
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THE 4 000 ARE ARMED
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KASHMIR
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Four killed in Kashmir protests: police  21
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20080825/wl_sthasia_afp/indiakashmirunrestreligion
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The newsstory itself says "at least four," meaning--
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MANY MORE
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and
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India extends curfew to quell Kashmir protest  22
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http://www.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idUSSP24482720080826?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews&sp=true
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"biggest anti-India protests in two decades showed no sign
of abating."
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ANTI-INDIA = PRO-INDEPENDENCE
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THAILAND
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Thousands of protesters besiege Thai PM's offices  23
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http://www.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idUSBKK4753820080826?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews&sp=true
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"stormed the compound of Thai Prime Minister..., a TV sta-
tion and several ministries on Tuesday"
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PM's "at army headquarters"
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4 EUROPE
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NATO
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Beginning of Meeting with Russian Permanent Envoy to the
North Atlantic Treaty Organisation...Rogozin  24
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http://www.kremlin.ru/eng/text/speeches/2008/08/25/1802_type82912type82913_205719.shtml
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ROGOZIN:
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"I can report to you [Medvedev]
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[a] on the situation with Russia’s cooperation with the
NATO member countries, and also
`
[b] on our proposals for changing the extent, quality and
timetable of this cooperation in connection with the posi-
tion NATO took during the Georgian aggression against
South Ossetia and Abkhazia. 
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In our view,
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[a] NATO has applied a policy of double standards to Rus-
sia’s actions and
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[b] has in a sense departed from the spirit of the partner-
 ship that had existed in our relations up till then.
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I am ready to make [>]specific proposals [>] right away.
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MEDVEDEV:
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"the NATO member countries have greater interest in this
cooperation than does the Russian Federation.  If they
sever these ties of cooperation, essentially it would
have no real effect on us.  We are ready to look at any
solution, up to and including breaking off relations in
full, though this would of course be the most difficult
development of events.
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I simply hope that our partners will reflect on this."
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EU MAY SHOOT ITSELF AGAIN
`
Considering it shot itself in one foot in WW 1 and, only
twenty-one years later (1918 - 1939), shot itself in the
other foot in WW 2 --
`
it's unreasonable to expect anything different now, except
this time it'll shoot itself in the groin like that dude in
*8 Mile.*
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AND
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Text | Medvedev’s Statement on South Ossetia and Abkhazia  25
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/27/world/europe/27medvedev.html
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"The Georgian leadership was methodically preparing for war,
while the political and material support provided by their
foreign guardians only served to reinforce the perception of
their own impunity."
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Foreign guardians?  # 1: THE SUPERPOWER
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"Saakashvili opted for genocide to accomplish his politi-
cal objectives.
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By doing so he himself dashed all the hopes for the peace-
ful coexistence of Ossetians, Abkhazians and Georgians in
a single state."
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AND
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Victor Yushchenko* | Georgia and The Stakes For Ukraine  26
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*"president of Ukraine"
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/08/24/AR2008082401856.html
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"Recent events have made clear how perilous it is for the
international community to ignore 'frozen conflicts.'"
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Really...
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"It is clear that in addition to the political dimensions
of issues involving breakaway regions, we need to cope
with the social and economic aspects of this phenomenon."
`
Victor's afraid that if NATO tries to take over Ukraine,
half or more of Ukraine's citizens will declare the inde-
pendence of BREAK AWAY UKRAINE and Victor will end up as
the president of RUMP UKRAINE with a corresponding drop
in the "social and economic aspects" of his wallet.
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MOLDOVA
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Beginning of Meeting with President of Moldova...Voronin  27
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http://www.kremlin.ru/eng/speeches/2008/08/25/1719_type82914_205715.shtml
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MEDVEDEV:
`
"recent events have shown what potential for conflict the
so-called frozen conflicts conceal.  This has been fully
illustrated in South Ossetia’s case, where, after the
Georgian leadership ‘went crazy’ [try: lost his marbles]
...and launched an act of aggression, all of these pro-
blems came to a head and resulted in armed conflict.
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This is a very serious warning to us all and I think that
in this context we also need to examine the other problems
[= Trans-Dniester] that exist.  
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VORONIN:
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"This kind of frozen, dormant conflict is a volcano and
you never know what will trigger it and when it might
erupt again.
`
Of course, taking into consideration the recent events,
it would be best to once again summon our wisdom and
ability to ensure that nothing of this kind happens with
us."
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UK
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Revealed: Britain's secret propaganda war against al-Qaida  28
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http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/aug/26/alqaida.uksecurity
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"The government campaign is based upon the premise that al-
Qaida is waning worldwide and can appear vulnerable"
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What's this really mean?
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1) There is not now, and never has been, an international
top-down organization named al-Qaida
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2) There is now, and has been for a number of years, a CIA
invention named al-Qaida
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3) At first The Superpower's International Media Dictator-
ship created such a rumpus about the imaginary al-Qaida
that EVERYONE KNEW FOR A FACT there was such a thing.
`
4) After several years, people finally began to gradually
and reluctantly sober up.  Not all people --but enough to
cause a CIA HEADACHE.
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5) So the UK's "secret propaganda war against al-Qaida"
is actually its public propaganda war FOR the CIA's in-
vention named al-Qaida.
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WE GOTTA SHORE UP SUPERPOWER *S*
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5  LATAM
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CUBA
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Reflections of Fidel | A gold medal for honor  29
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http://www.granma.cu/ingles/2008/agosto/mar26/reflexiones35.html
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HAITI
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Haiti hit with new protests over food costs  30
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http://www.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idUSN2525843120080825
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"Several hundred demonstrators...were dispersed by U.N.
peacekeepers and Haiti police firing tear gas."
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BLUE HELMET GANGRENE
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HONDURAS
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Honduras Joins Venezuelan Pact; Chavez Promises Oil  31
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http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/world/international-honduras-venezuela.html
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"On Monday, Honduras joined the Bolivarian Alternative for
the Americas, or ALBA, which is based on complementary trade
and cooperation instead of free-market competition."
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6  SUPERPOWER
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Uninsured pay $30 billion for health care: study  32
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http://www.reuters.com/article/domesticNews/idUSN2540397020080825
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and
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Covering The Uninsured In 2008: Current Costs, Sources Of
Payment, And Incremental Costs [text]  33
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http://content.healthaffairs.org/cgi/content/full/hlthaff.27.5.w399/DC1
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U.S. nonprofit hospitals face mounting pressures: reports  34
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http://www.reuters.com/article/domesticNews/idUSN2561246620080825
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"reports released on Monday by Moody's Investors Service
and Standard & Poor's Ratings Services."
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THE RATINGS TRUMPET IS ANNOUNCING THE END
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Home Sales Increased 3.1% in July  35
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/26/business/26econ.html
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"At least a third of properties purchased in July involved
foreclosed homes snapped up at bargain-basement prices or
homes sold at a loss by owners who had no alternative"
`
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7  $$$$
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Wall St. Rattled by Bank News; Stocks Sell Off  36
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/26/business/26stox.html
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"Shares that went up on Friday plummeted on Monday."
`
`
Amtrak Train Runs Out of Fuel  37
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/26/us/26train.html
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__DUH OF THE DAY__
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"It’s not uncommon for trains to run out of fuel here"
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FDIC: 117 troubled banks, highest level since 2003  38
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080826/ap_on_bi_ge/troubled_banks
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"federally-insured banks and savings institutions earned
$5 billion in the April-June period, down from $36.8 bil-
lion a year earlier."
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36.8 - 5.0 = 31.8  POOF!
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Oreo Archive:
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August 25, 2008

OREO 08 25 08

Filed under: news — jaspar @ 8:51 am

OREO 08 25 08

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OREO 08 25 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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New Orleans repeating deadly levee mistakes
`
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080823/ap_on_re_us/katrina_repeating_the_past
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"If you [>] believe you can't flood, that's when you in-
crease the risk of flooding."
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and
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DOD: Engineers to review post-Katrina pumps
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/08/23/AR2008082302201.html
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"to [>] assure the citizens of New Orleans that pumps de-
signed for flood protection will perform as specified [?]
during hurricanes."
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Rabbis Debate Kosher Ethics at Meat Plant
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/23/us/23kosher.html?pagewanted=all
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"A low-level Agriprocessors floor supervisor pleaded guilty
this week to criminal immigration charges, the only manager
convicted to date."
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PRACTICAL ETHICS
`
`
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Joshua Frank | Targeting Pelosi (and the War Machine) |
An Interview with Cindy Sheehan
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http://www.counterpunch.org/frank08232008.html
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"Sheehan: I decided to target Pelosi because she is the
number one Democrat in Congress and she was the number one
obstacle to ending the occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan."
`
THE # 1 GUTLESS IN A COWARD CONGRESS
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and
`
Thousands protest ahead of Democratic convention
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http://au.news.yahoo.com/a/-/world/4961557/thousands-protest-ahead-democratic-convention
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"anti-war protesters...marched through the US city of
Denver"
`
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Guards' Lapses Cited in Detainee Suicides | Probe Also Faults
Lenient Policies At Guantanamo
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/08/22/AR2008082203083_pf.html
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"The simultaneous suicides on June 10, 2006, raised claims
from top U.S. military commanders that the detainees were
engaging in 'asymmetric warfare' against the United States."
`
WE TORTURED 'EM 'TILL THOSE
S.O.B.S WENT AND DIED ON US
`
`
`
Homeland Security Comes to Vermont | Changes in Border Town
Unsettle Some Residents
`
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/08/23/AR2008082300816_pf.html
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"They're stirring up a little hate and discontent with that
deal."
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THE SUPERPOWER IS DOOMED
`
`
`
Balancing free speech with protest rights
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080824/ap_on_el_pr/cvn_conventions_free_speech
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"Hundreds of lawsuits still are pending on behalf of people
arrested during the 2004 GOP convention.  In 2000, more than
600 people were arrested at the Republican National Conven-
tion in Philadelphia, and 200 were arrested in Los Angeles
at the Democratic convention."
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DE-MOCK-RACY
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Warning on voting machines reveals oversight failure
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http://www.mcclatchydc.com/251/story/50485.html
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"an unofficial laboratory testing system failed for years
to detect an array of flaws in $1.5 billion worth of vot-
ing equipment sold nationwide since 2003."
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IT IS TO LAUGH
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2  AFRICA
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CHAD
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Chad floods force 10,000 from homes, kill 3: U.N.
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/08/23/AR2008082300723.html
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And--
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"Further round Africa's Atlantic coast, tiny Guinea-Bissau
is struggling to control an outbreak of cholera that has
killed at least 59 people since May."
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3  ASIA
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THE BU$H PLAN (SYRIA)
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Major events in Syria-Lebanon history
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http://apnews.myway.com/article/20080824/D92OLU0O0.html
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THE BU$H PLAN (IRAQ)
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Fear Keeps Iraqis Out of Their Baghdad Homes
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/24/world/middleeast/24baghdad.html?ref=world&pagewanted=all
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"Out of the more than 151,000 families who had fled their
houses in Baghdad, just 7,112 had returned to them by mid-
July"
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A TRIUMH OF SUPERPOWER SOCIOCIDE
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911 system knocked out in parts of SoCal
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http://apnews.myway.com/article/20080823/D92O0SO01.html
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"for 90 minutes."


Gunmen Kill a Top [puppet] Official in Baghdad
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/24/world/middleeast/24iraq.html
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"member of the [puppet] Communist Party"
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THE SUPERPOWER CORRUPTS ALL
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Train catches fire after derailment in Oklahoma
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/08/22/AR2008082202438.html
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"Explosions at the site sent large balls of fire into the
air, and the blaze continued into the evening."
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CIA More Fully Denies Deception About Iraq
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/08/22/AR2008082202681.html
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"new CIA denial that it helped the Bush administration pro-
duce phony documents"
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THE CIA MUST BE ABOLISHED ROOT, BRANCH, AND SEED
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ROOT includes The Superpower's National Security Council
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THE BU$H PLAN (AFGHANISTAN)
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France to take long look at Afghan mission
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http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/world/AP-France-Rethinking-Afghanistan.html
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"The risk for Sarkozy remains that the mission in Afghani-
stan could erode his popularity... --much like former Prime
Minister...Blair of Britain faced political damage over his
commitment to the Iraq war."
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We trod the Fool's Parade!
We did not care: we knew we were
The Devil's Own Brigade
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Taliban win over locals at the gates of Kabul | While clash-
es in remote Helmand dominate the headlines, another battle
is being waged by the insurgents on Kabul's doorstep
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http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/aug/24/afghanistan
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"Ten days ago [puppet] authorities reported a 'rocket
strike' on the newly refurbished [Kabul] airport.
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Only it was not rockets...but rocket-propelled grenades,
launched from 200 metres away."
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200 meters = ~ 1/8 mile
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__THE PREPOSTEROUS IN OVERDRIVE__
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Afghans sacked over deadly strike
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http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7580018.stm
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"[puppet] Afghan President...sacked two...[Afghan puppet] mili-
tary commanders over...[The Superpower's] air strike two days
ago that...killed 89 civilians."
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Taliban turns lethal: 101 US deaths in Afghanistan [actual-
ly 3,077 US deaths in Afghanistan a/o May 2008]
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080824/ap_on_re_as/afghan100_us_deaths
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Emirate of Afghanistan troops "once derided as a ragtag
rabble unable to match U.S. troops have transformed into a
fighting force --one advanced enough to mount massive con-
ventional attacks and claim American lives at a record pace." 
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BY DEFEATING ONE SUPERPOWER, RUSSIA,
YOU'VE LEARNED HOW TO DEFEAT ANOTHER
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When fools rush in, you get out of their way.  Fools then
imagine they're top dogs and you're just a ragtag rabble.
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THEN YOU KILL THEM.
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JAPAN
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Toyota announces price hikes to offset soaring costs
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http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=080825091452.wr9zbo1l&show_article=1
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"on some passenger cars in Japan for the first time in more
than 30 years"
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KASHMIR
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Kashmir under [Indian] indefinite curfew
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http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7578709.stm
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"Local journalists say 15 of their colleagues were beaten
up by [Indian] police" --photo caption
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"despite having curfew passes." --down in the newsstory
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and
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MH  Three killed as Kashmir protesters defy curfew
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Rather, 3 separatist leaders detained as Kashmir protesters
defy curfew
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http://www.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idUSSP15049920080825?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews&sp=true
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"The conflict has had little impact on [Indian] national
politics, with a consensus in India that Kashmir should
stay part of the country, no matter what."
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No matter what...
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That attitude toward PEOPLE is fostered by a similar atti-
tude toward NATURE, as indicated in this newsstory:
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1 million cut off by monsoon floods in India
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http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=D92P9K680&show_article=1
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"India's monsoon season, which lasts from June to Septem-
ber, brings rain vital for the country's farmers but also
massive destruction.  Floods, mudslides, collapsing houses
and lightning strikes kill hundreds of people every year."
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Every year...
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SUCH ATTITUDES GET YOU NOWHERE
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4 EUROPE
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DENMARK
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Danish central bank [Nationalbanken] rescues crisis bank
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http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=D92P96HG0&show_article=1
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Bought "country's eighth largest bank [Roskilde Bank]"
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IRELAND
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300 IRA members to fight convictions and seek compensation
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http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2008/aug/25/northernireland.northernireland
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"The state [= the UK occupation]...set up the Historical
Enquiries Team within the police service to look at un-
solved killings 'but no similar mechanism to explore all
the wrong-doings that went on in the [army] barracks and
police stations.'"
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UK
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Poverty is UK's hidden child killer | Government has failed
to tackle the epidemic of chronic illness and early deaths
among the most disadvantaged in society, says a new report
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http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2008/aug/24/welfare.health
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EU NEEDS TO KICK OUT UK
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End Child Poverty coalition:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/End_Child_Poverty_coalition
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5  LATAM
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BOLIVIA
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Bolivia split in two as the wealthy aim to defy the Morales
revolution
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http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/aug/24/bolivia
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"survey by the Catholic Church found that 50,000 families
[of the nine million population] own almost 90 per cent of
the country's productive land."
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EL SALVADOR
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El Salvador's Police Chief Resigns Amid Scandal
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http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/world/international-salvador-police.html
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"media reports accused two close advisers of corruption and
links with drug traffickers."
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MEXICO
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Mexicans deported from US face shattered lives
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080824/ap_on_re_la_am_ca/mexico_forced_homecoming
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"On average, 700 Mexicans expelled from the United States
walk through this gate [at Tijuana] daily"
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Nearby, "American tourists pose for photos" "oblivious to
the [expelled] men, women and children"
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NICARAGUA
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...Medvedev sent a message in return to the President of
Nicaragua...Ortega
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http://www.kremlin.ru/eng/text/news/2008/08/205659.shtml
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"We think that military-technical cooperation can become a
promising field of cooperation between our countries."
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6  SUPERPOWER
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In the Ruins of the Housing Bust
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/24/business/24house.html?ref=business&pagewanted=all
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Caption of photo on page 1: "Three-fourths of existing-home
sales in Merced County [CA] are foreclosures."
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PRE-USED CARS, PRE-FORECLOSED HOMES
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Merced County, California:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Merced_County
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Small Kansas Bank Is 9th Failure This Year
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http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/business/business-columbianbank-failure.html
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"Columbian Bank and Trust Company"
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Gas prices nationally drop 15 cents in 2 weeks
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http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/business/AP-Gas-Prices.html
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Regular self-serve: "$3.70 Friday"
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7  $$$$
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U.S. and Global Economies Slipping in Unison
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/24/business/24global.html?hp=&pagewanted=all
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"Economic trouble has spread..., threatening American busi-
nesses with the loss of foreign sales and investment that
have become increasingly vital to their sustenance."
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Sustenance?  Hush!  P-r-o-f-i-t-s.
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Wall Street bailout aid questioned at Fed event 
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http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/business/AP-Bailout-Wrong-Signal.html
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Questioned?  Hush!  B-r-i-b-e-s.
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Criminals dumping weak US dollar for euro
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20080822/wl_canada_afp/canadauseucrimemoney_080822212441
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"other currencies...are poised to weaken the US dollar's
dominance as the currency of choice for international
remittances and payments."
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US grain exports snagged by infrastructure delays
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http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/business/AP-Grain-Bottleneck.html?pagewanted=all
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"surge in exports is revealing inefficiencies in the coun-
try's railways, highways and rivers"
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AIN'T GOT NO MONEY FOR NOTHIN' SAVE WAR, WAR, WAR
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Oil rises above $115 as dollar weakens
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http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=D92P91T00&show_article=1
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Malaysia says palm oil price dropping to realistic value
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http://au.news.yahoo.com/a/-/world/4963369/malaysia-says-palm-oil-price-dropping-realistic-value
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"price of palm oil...plummeted 42 percent in recent months"

"Oil palm cultivation occupies 67 percent of Malaysia's 
total agricultural land, and some 500,000 people are en-
gaged in the sector."
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Newsstories of interest:
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** = Important  [in this edition:  ]
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MH = Misleading Headline  [in this edition:  ]
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1  DISORDER
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[Buchenwald] liberator James Hoyt dies at 83
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080815/ap_on_re_us/obit_hoyt
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"'There were thousands of bodies piled high,' Hoyt said in
a 2005 interview.  'I saw hearts that had been taken from
live people in medical experiments.'
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'Seeing these things, it changes you.'"
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and
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Pictures and text:
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http://www.oxfordproject.com/hoyt.html
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THE GERMAN EUROPEAN HOLOCAUST IS *THE* PRECURSOR TO
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THE SUPERPOWER'S WORLD HOLOCAUST AUGUST 6, 1945 ON!
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Paul Krugman | The Great Illusion
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/15/opinion/15krugman.html
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"So, can things fall apart again?  Yes, they can.
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Consider how things have played out in the current food
crisis.  For years we were told that self-sufficiency
was an outmoded concept, and that it was safe to rely on
world markets for food supplies."
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THERE IS NO LIE THE EVIL PEOPLE WILL NOT BELIEVE
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The Great Illusion:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Great_Illusion
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U.S. Appeals Court to Rehear Case of Deported Canadian
[Maher Arar]
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/15/nyregion/15detain.html
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"unusual step of rehearing a case it decided in June"
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Warehouse set to process [Democrat] convention arrests
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http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/washington/AP-Convention-Detention-Warehouse.html
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"industrial warehouse with chain-link cells topped by razor
wire"
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THOU SHALT NOT IMPEACH BU$H
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and
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The Why-Haven’t-You Impeached-the-President Tour
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/15/us/politics/15web-hulse.html
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"the House [of Representatives] is officially scheduled to
meet for less than three weeks in September before adjourn-
ing for the elections"
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THOU SHALT NOT IMPEACH BU$H
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Edirorial | A Misguided Crackdown | Treating the symptoms,
but not the cause, of illegal immigration
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/08/14/AR2008081403047.html
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"Agents of Immigration and Customs Enforcement made some
5,000 workplace arrests last year, 10 times as many as in
2002."
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John Steinbeck heirs feel publisher's wrath
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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/money/main.jhtml?xml=/money/2008/08/16/cnwrath116.xml
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"In a Manhattan court this week, Steinbeck's son and
granddaughter were stripped of the rights to some of
the author's most famous works"
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"appellate court ruled in favour of Penguin"
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COPYRIGHT MUST BE ABOLISHED ROOT, BRANCH, AND SEED
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AP IMPACT: Truth emerges [>] too late for Kim Soo-im
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http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/world/AP-The-Myth-of-Miss-Kim.html?pagewanted=all
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"the espionage case against her looks in retrospect --from
what can be pieced together today-- like little more than
a frame-up."
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Involved: "the CIA's covert 'JACK' --Joint Activities Com-
mission, Korea."
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THE CIA MUST BE ABOLISHED ROOT, BRANCH, AND SEED
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ROOT includes The Superpower's National Security Council
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Psychologists Clash on Aiding Interrogations
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/16/washington/16psych.html?pagewanted=all
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"the profession...is considering whether to make any in-
volvement in military interrogations a violation of its
code of ethics."
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SHRINKS SHIRK TOTAL TORTURE ?
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OH COME ON, THEY'LL RENAME IT
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U.S. May Ease Police Spy Rules | More Federal Intelligence
Changes Planned
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/08/15/AR2008081503497_pf.html
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"police officers [may] no longer see themselves as engaged
in protecting their communities from criminals and instead
[see themselves] as domestic intelligence agents working
on behalf of the CIA"
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THE CIA MUST BE ABOLISHED ROOT, BRANCH, AND SEED
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Note SEED
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Giant of Internet Radio Nears Its 'Last Stand' | Pandora,
Other Webcasters Struggle Under High Song Fees
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/08/15/AR2008081503367_pf.html
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COPYRIGHT MUST BE ABOLISHED ROOT, BRANCH, AND SEED
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KENYA
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Kenya police arrest torture victims pathologist
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20080817/wl_afp/kenyaunrestrights_080817075832
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"pathologist hired by the state-run rights watchdog to
probe claims that security forces tortured civilians"
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Kenya National Commission on Human Rights:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenya_National_Commission_on_Human_Rights
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3  ASIA
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THE BU$H PLAN (PALESTINE)
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Israel's welcome for Ethiopian Jews wears thin
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http://apnews.myway.com/article/20080816/D92JH0H83.html
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"dispute between the Israeli government and the American
Jewish activists who finance the Gondar camps [in Ethio-
pia] raises uncomfortable questions about a central tenet
of Israel's founding philosophy."
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THE REAL DEAL: THEY'RE BLACK
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THE BU$H PLAN (IRAQ)
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Ur blast resulted from sticky IED inside vehicle – BOC
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http://66.111.34.180/look/english/article.tpl?IdLanguage=1&IdPublication=4&NrArticle=89601&NrIssue=2&NrSection=1
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Sticky bomb:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sticky_bomb
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"These sticky bombs are...improvised ones created by
filling...[a  soldier's] socks with composition B and
coating the sock in axle grease as an adhesive."
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THE BU$H PLAN (AFGHANISTAN)
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Roadside blast kills 10 [puppet] police in Afghanistan
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080817/ap_on_re_as/afghan_violence
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Shah Wali Kot District:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shah_Wali_Kot
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US Marines stretched for training of Afghan troops: comman-
der
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http://au.news.yahoo.com/a/-/world/4919155/marines-stretched-training-afghan-troops-commander
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"3,500 Marines" in Afghanistan; "24,000 Marines in Iraq."
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Also--
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The newsstory reports a Superpower colonel arrogantly re-
naming the Khyber Pass the Jalalabad Pass.
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Khyber Pass:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khyber_Pass
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The Khyber Pass photo explains what switchbacks are.
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THE BU$H PLAN (IRAN)
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Turkey: Energy Cooperation With Iran
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/15/world/europe/15briefs-turkey.html
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"hurt efforts by the United States to isolate Iran economi-
cally"
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THE BU$H PLAN (PHILIPPINES)
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Muslim rebels kill 7 soldiers in Philippine south
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http://www.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idUSMAN18041220080817?sp=true
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"Our troops were taken by complete surprise."
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INDIA
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Indians Trapped by Debt as Easy Money Dries Up
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/08/15/AR2008081503344.html
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"I have to cut corners now, or I may not be able to pay back
my loan before retirement."
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US Indians turn to ethnic banks for loans
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http://www.hindustantimes.com/StoryPage/StoryPage.aspx?sectionName=&id=992a169f-2579-488f-974b-ada4aa4e45d8&&Headline=US+Indians+turn+to+ethnic+banks+for+loans&strParent=strParentID
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"At least seven Indian-American ethnic banks have opened in
the past three years; there are about a dozen such banks in
the US now."
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Shine off India's economy as gloomy data piles up
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http://au.news.yahoo.com/a/-/world/4920160/shine-indias-economy-gloomy-data-piles
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"inflation...has nearly tripled from a year ago"
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JAPAN
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As Its Work Force Ages, Japan Needs and Fears Chinese Labor
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/15/world/asia/15labor.html?ref=world&pagewanted=all
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"half of [Kawakami's] 600 farming households depend on tem-
porary workers from China."
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"[They expect] to hire more foreign workers next year, not
only from China but...from the Philippines."
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Fear?  SUPERPOWER *S*
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4 EUROPE
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__SUPERPOWER ESCALATION: START__
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Beginning of Working Meeting with Minister for Civil Defen-
ce, Emergency Situations and Disaster Relief Sergei Shoigu
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http://www.kremlin.ru/eng/text/speeches/2008/08/15/1927_type82913_205360.shtml
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SERGEI SHOIGU: Restoring the water supply through the water
mains is proving a lot more difficult.   
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DMITRY MEDVEDEV: Have they been destroyed or not?
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SERGEI SHOIGU: They have suffered considerable damage, but
the main problem is that there are many unauthorised bar-
riers and attempts to siphon water from these pipes, which
cross through Georgian villages.
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Yesterday more than 50 unsanctioned pipes siphoning water
from the mains were cut off, and more than 100 have been
cut off today.  I think this work will not be completed
until tomorrow.
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The main damage was to reservoirs, 1,500 cubic metres, in
Tskhinvali itself."
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Quotes from Joint Press Conference with Federal Chancellor
Angela Merkel
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http://www.kremlin.ru/eng/text/speeches/2008/08/15/2259_type82912type82914type82915_205379.shtml
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A
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"For our part, we are ready to work with everyone openly
and in goodwill, and we do not want to damage our rela-
tions with anyone.
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But at the same time, we will continue to carry out our
peacekeeping mandate, and if anyone continues to attack
our citizens and our peacekeepers, of course we will
respond just as we responded on this occasion, and there
should be no doubt about this."
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B
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"This decision [on deploying elements of the U.S. missile
defence system on Polish territory] demonstrates very
clearly what we have been talking about of late, that the
deployment of new missile defence systems in Europe is
directed against the Russian Federation.  The moment has
been chosen accordingly.
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The stories about this all being to deter rogue states do
not hold water."
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C
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"three questions I would like you to reflect on.
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First, who started the military operations in South Osset-
ia?  Was it the peacekeepers, the Russian troops, or was
it the Georgian army?"
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"Second, did the international community want this aggres-
sion to have an outcome that would have meant the end to
the existence of Ossetians in South Ossetia and Abkhazians
in Abkhazia?  Yes or no? 
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And third, do we consider what happened to be a humanitar-
ian disaster, yes or no?"
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AND
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Joint Press Conference with Federal Chancellor Angela
Merkel [complete text]
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http://www.kremlin.ru/eng/speeches/2008/08/15/2259_type82912type82914type82915_205379.shtml
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Russia’s Conflict Worries Wall Street
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/15/business/worldbusiness/15ruble.html
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"Investment banking fees in Russia have reached $1.3 bil-
lion this year, an amount that is about even with the same
period last year"
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"In contrast, in the United States, investment banking bus-
iness is down 34 percent this year." 
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BUT THERE IS NO LIE THE EVIL PEOPLE WILL NOT BELIEVE
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Russia Seizes Arsenal Of US Weapons In Georgia - Military
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http://www.nasdaq.com/aspxcontent/NewsStory.aspx?cpath=20080815%5cACQDJON200808150606DOWJONESDJONLINE000377.htm&&mypage=newsheadlines&title=Russia%20Seizes%20Arsenal%20Of%20US%20Weapons%20In%20Georgia%20-%20Military
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"664 U.S.-made M-16 rifles" "1,728 weapons total." 
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Senaki [map]:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Senaki
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"Second infantry division of Georgian army [was] stationed
near Senaki."
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Paul J. Saunders | Georgia's Recklessness
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Saunders?  "senior adviser to the undersecretary of state
for [duh] democracy and global affairs from 2003 to 2005." 
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/08/14/AR2008081403053.html
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"Regrettably, the Georgian leader has allowed Moscow to
demonstrate quite clearly the limits of American inter-
ests in Russia's immediate neighborhood."
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"Allowing the graphic exposure of these realities is a
major failure of U.S. policy that will undermine Ameri-
can objectives throughout the region."
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Olga Ivanova | A Free Press?  Not This Time
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Ivanova?  "master's degree candidate at Duquesne University
...[and] an intern at" WaPo
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/08/14/AR2008081403048.html
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"Last week, Georgia's president invaded South Ossetia
during the night, much as Adolf Hitler invaded Russia
in 1941.  Within hours, Georgian troops destroyed Tskhin-
vali, a city of 100,000, and they killed more than 2,000
civilians.  Almost all of the people who died that night
were Russian citizens.  They chose to become citizens of
Russia years ago, when Georgia refused to recognize South
Ossetia as a non-Georgian territory."
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"Yet American newspapers published stories that omitted
mention of the Georgian invasion."
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99 AND 94/100THs OF SUPERPOWER JOURNALISTS ARE
EICHMANNS WHO FEAR DISTURBING THE EVIL PEOPLE!
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[August 16, 2008]...Medvedev signed a plan  to resolve
the Georgian-South Ossetian conflict, based on the six
principles previously agreed on
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http://www.kremlin.ru/eng/text/news/2008/08/205406.shtml
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"The President issued an order on implementing those
agreements contained in the document...[he] signed.
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...the Foreign Ministry and Defence Ministry were in-
structed to begin consultations within the UN and the
OSCE on issues relating to international mediation, and
first and foremost on an international mechanism design-
ed to reinforce the work of Russian peacekeepers.
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In addition, orders were given with regards to imple-
menting additional security measures in the region and
based on the border of the security zone which was set
by previous agreements."
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Border Security Zone of Russia:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Border_Security_Zone_of_Russia
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The Foreign Policy Concept of the Russian Federarion
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[>] July 12, 2008
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http://www.kremlin.ru/eng/text/docs/2008/07/204750.shtml
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"As regards the international situation, along with a
positive trend, i.e. the strengthening of the positions
of the Russian Federation in international affairs,
negative trends emerged that are to be considered in
conducting foreign policy of Russia in specific areas."
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"Russia will continue to actively support peaceful re-
solution of conflicts in the [Commonwealth of Indepen-
dent States] area based on international law, respect
for earlier agreements and search for agreement between
the parties involved, by fulfilling responsibly its mis-
sion of a mediator in the negotiations and peacekeeping."
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"it is necessary to transform the Russian-US relations
into strategic partnership, overcome the barriers of
strategic principles of the past and focus on [>] real
threats, while working for the resolution of differences
between Russia and the USA in the spirit of mutual re-
spects in the areas where they persist."
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Commonwealth of Independent States:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CIS
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"Former members: Georgia (1994 - 2008)" 
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"Following the South Ossetian war [= Georgia's aggression
against South Ossetia] in 2008,...Saakashvili announced
during a public speech in the capital city Tbilisi that
Georgia would leave the CIS and the Georgian Parliament
voted unanimously (on 14 August 2008) to withdraw from
the regional organization."
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__SUPERPOWER ESCALATION: END__
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SPAIN
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Spain’s Wild Coast [Catalonia]
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/17/travel/17costa.html?pagewanted=all
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"how happy he was that Catalonia had largely managed to
prevent the gargantuan building schemes that have blight-
ed the southern coasts of Spain"
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TURKEY
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Thousands gather in Islanbul to mourn extremist leader
[Dursun Karatas]
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20080815/wl_afp/turkeypoliticsdemo_080815174410
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"the crowd...weaved its way through Gazi for three hours."
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Gaziosmanpasa:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaziosmanpa%C5%9Fa
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"impoverished working class suburb of Istanbul"
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Revolutionary People's Liberation Party-Front
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DHKP-C
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"It considers that the Turkish government is under the
control of Western imperialism"
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UK
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UN [Human Rights Committee] has concerns on human rights
in Britain
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http://apnews.myway.com/article/20080815/D92IS5L02.html
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"Britain's Official Secrets Act...helps silence government
whistleblowers and keeps important information from the
public."
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EU NEEDS TO KICK OUT UK
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5  LATAM
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MEXICO
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Crackdown on Smugglers Needed, Chertoff Says
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/16/us/16border.html
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"90 percent to 95 percent of the weapons used in Mexico’s
drug violence come from the United States."
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WELL, OF COURSE!
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PERU
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Protests in Peru a [>] year after major quake
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http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/world/AP-Peru-Earthquake-Anniversary.html
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"Peruvians flooded the streets [of Lima] Friday to protest
the slow pace of reconstruction"
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"Aug. 15, 2007 quake killed more than 500 people, destroy-
ing about 40,000 homes on Peru's southern coast"
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2007 Peru earthquake:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2007_Peru_earthquake
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"UN Disaster Assessment and Coordination (UNDAC) team
arrived to support coordination and provide technical
advice."
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UNO, IMF, AND WORLD BANK
BELONG TO THE SUPERPOWER
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6  SUPERPOWER
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F.D.I.C. Retirees Ride to Rescue in New Era of Bank Failures
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/16/business/16fdic.html?ref=business&pagewanted=all
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J.C. Penney, Citing Slowdown, Says Profit Fell 36%
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/16/business/16shop.html
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Living Costs Rising Fast, and Wages Are Trailing
`
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/15/business/economy/15econ.html
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"The cost of living...is... handing a de facto pay cut to
the American worker."
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Hershey Plans a Steep Increase in Prices
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/16/business/16hershey.html
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"in the United States by roughly 10 percent "
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Ex-Ohio congressman [Ney] released from halfway house
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/08/16/AR2008081600710.html
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"served nearly a year-and-a-half of his original two-and-
a-half-year prison sentence"
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7  $$$$
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The Debt Trap | Home Equity Frenzy Was a Bank Ad Come True
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/15/business/15sell.html?ref=business&pagewanted=all#
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“Live Richly.”
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THERE IS NO LIE THE EVIL PEOPLE WILL NOT BELIEVE
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Over There, U.S. Goods Ride a Weak-Dollar Wave
`
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/16/business/worldbusiness/16charts.html
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"Imports of oil and petroleum products soared 57.3 percent
when measured in dollars.
`
But imports of crude oil, measured in barrels of oil rather
than in dollars, were 5.8 percent lower than in the same
period of 2007."
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Breaking up big banks questioned as losses mount
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http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/business/AP-Wall-Main.html
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WILL IT BE AS ARTIFICIAL AS BREAKING UP THE ZAIBATSU?
`
Zaibatsu:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zaibatsu
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"Today, the influence of the zaibatsu can still be seen in
the form of financial groups, institutions, and larger com-
panies whose origins reach back to the original zaibatsu"
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Rise in Metal Prices Fuels Spate of Catalytic Converter
Thefts | Apartment Complexes, Metro Lots Targeted by
Crooks Seeking Emissions Control Devices
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/08/15/AR2008081502807_pf.html
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"They can get it out within two minutes."
`
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Harrods sells designer bulletproof fashion | Designer
bulletproof fashion is set to become the latest craze
among the paranoid super-rich
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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/2567549/Harrods-sells-designer-bulletproof-fashion.html
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August 11, 2008

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Filed under: news — jaspar @ 9:00 am

OREO 08 11 08

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OREO 08 11 08
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Newsstories of interest:
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** = Important  [in this edition: 1 ]
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MH = Misleading Headline  [in this edition:  ]
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1  DISORDER
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F.B.I. Says It Obtained Reporters’ Phone Records
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/09/washington/09inquire.html
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"An initial report by the inspector general last year found
that the F.B.I. had violated its own policies in [>] tens
of thousands of cases by obtaining phone records...through
what are known as national security letters, without first
getting needed approval or meeting other standards.
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In some cases, the F.B.I. used a whole new class of demands
—-emergency or 'exigent' letters-— that are not authorized
by law."
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Anthrax Case Had Costs for Suspects
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/10/washington/10anthrax.html?hp=&pagewanted=all
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"For decades, the researchers of Fort Detrick had worked
to build defenses against deadly germs used in war, mainly
by creating new vaccines.
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They considered themselves patriots.
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In the early days of the anthrax investigation, the experts
—-including Dr. Ivins-— threw themselves into helping the
F.B.I., working around the clock."
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EICHMANNS
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AP Exclusive: US disregarded experts over biolab
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080811/ap_on_go_ca_st_pe/biothreat_laboratory
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"This raises the question of whether DHS is interested in
bioresearch or just shameless empire building."
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and
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National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility:
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http://www.dhs.gov/xres/labs/editorial_0762.shtm
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Hackers mull physical attacks on a networked world
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http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/business/AP-TEC-Hacking-Facilities.html
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"a reminder of the danger of physical attacks as a way to
breach hard-to-crack computer networks."
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THAT'S MARGINAL.  THE READ DEAL IS:
THERE'S NOW NO SECRET SERVER FARMS!
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Server farm:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Server_farm
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==
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Kevin Young | **  Targeting Civilians | The Path to Hiro-
shima and Nagasaki
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http://www.counterpunch.org/young08092008.html
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THE PATH begins with a quotation:
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"There are no innocent civilians.  It is their government
and you are fighting a people, you are not trying to fight
an armed force anymore.  So it doesn't bother me so much
to be killing the so-called innocent bystanders."
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General Curtis E. LeMay.  Quoted in Michael S. Sherry, The
Rise of American Air Power: The Creation of Armageddon (New
Haven: Yale University Press, 1987), page 287.
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THE PATH TO THE DEATH OF AMERICA
AND THE BIRTH OF THE SUPERPOWER!
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Curtis LeMay:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Curtis_E._LeMay
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Bombing of Tokyo in World War II:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bombing_of_Tokyo_in_World_War_II
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"bombing of Tokyo...took place...several times...and in-
cluded the most destructive bombing raid in history."
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Image:Tokyodestroyedareas.png
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The *first* clause of the Declaration of World $lavery:
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THERE SHALL BE NO CIVILIANS EVER AGAIN, ANYWHERE!
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Credit Crisis Triggers Unprecedented U.S. Response
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/08/08/AR2008080803415_pf.html
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"We have a banking crisis and an agency crisis and a mort-
gage crisis and a coming credit card crisis."
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Coming credit card crisis?  See $$$$ | "Outside U.S., Cre-
dit Cards Tighten Grip" below.
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and
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The Federal Expansion | A look at major government
responses to the credit crisis that potentially put
tax dollars at risk
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/graphic/2008/08/09/GR2008080900295.html
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STATE MONOPOLY CAPITALISM A LA CARTE
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Somalis fill vacant jobs at Iowa meatpacking plant
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/08/09/AR2008080901332_pf.html
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"Though he is Muslim, Ahmed said he saw no difficulty
working in a kosher meatpacking plant where most of
his bosses are rabbis.
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'Work is work,' he said. 'They are nice and they teach
me how to do my work.'"
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2  AFRICA
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__PARASITISM SPECIAL__
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AP IMPACT: Kids working in African gold mines
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080810/ap_on_re_af/toiling_for_gold
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"A reef of gold buried beneath this vast, parched grass-
land [the Sahel] arcs across some of the world's poorest
countries.  Where the ore is rich, industrial mines carve
it out. Where it's not, the poor sift the earth."
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"AP tracked gold from these [bush] mines on a 3,000-mile
journey to Mali's capital city [Bamako] and then on to
Switzerland, where it enters the world market."
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Sahel:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sahel
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"The countries of the Sahel today include Senegal, Mauri-
tania, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, Nigeria, Chad, Sudan,
and Eritrea."
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Mali:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mali
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"In 1991, with the [duh] assistance of the International
Development Association, Mali relaxed the enforcement of
mining codes which led to renewed foreign interest and
investment in the mining industry."
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"gold [is] Mali’s leading export product since 1999"
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"Mali’s relations with the West in general and with the
United States in particular have improved significantly."
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and
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At least 31 killed in Burkina Faso [gold] mining accident
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/08/09/AR2008080901307.html
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"government estimates at least 200,000 miners work at un-
regulated gold mines in Burkina Faso, risking their lives
...to eke out a meager living." 
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ALGERIA
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Algerian radio reports 8 [civilians?] killed in suicide
bombing
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http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/world/AP-Algeria-Suicide-Bombing.html
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"vehicle detonated outside a police station"
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3  ASIA
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THE BU$H PLAN (PALESTINE)
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Rice: Israel can decide for itself on Iran
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http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1218104249803&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull
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"US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice defended Israel's
right to make its own decision about whether it takes
military action against Iran, in an interview released
over the weekend."
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and
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Interview With Mike Allen of The Politico and Yahoo! News
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http://www.state.gov/secretary/rm/2008/08/107992.htm
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"QUESTION: Now...the country that really worries about a
nuclear Iran is Israel, and...their air force has even
practiced a potential attack on Iran.  Since we’re such
a close ally of Israel, do you worry that if Israel were
to act against Iran, that we would be blamed?
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SECRETARY RICE: Well, we don’t say yes or no to Israeli
military operations. Israel is a sovereign country."
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Can Israel Find the Water It Needs?
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/10/business/worldbusiness/10feed.html
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"Agriculture in Israel now consumes 500 million cubic
meters of potable water and an equal amount of other
types of water, primarily treated sewer water.  The
country plans to provide a further 200 million cubic
meters of recycled sewer water and build more desali-
nation plants to supply even more water."
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The newsstory then asks: "But is such an investment
wise for a sector that contributes just 2 percent to
the gross domestic product?"
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THAT IS THE VOICE OF DEPENDENCE.  ISRAEL IS ALREADY
A PUPPET OF THE SUPERPOWER, LET'S KEEP IT THAT WAY!
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and
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A Tall, Cool Drink of...Sewage?
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/10/magazine/10wastewater-t.html?ref=magazine&pagewanted=all
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THE BU$H PLAN (IRAQ)
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Iraqi Resistance Report for events of Saturday, 9 August\
2008
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http://www.albasrah.net/en_articles_2008/0808/iraqiresistancereport_090808.htm
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Item 1: US sets free notorious local collaborator in al-
Hadithah
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See OREO 08 09 08 | ASIA | THE BU$H PLAN (IRAQ) | Iraqi
Resistance Report for events of Thursday, 7 August 2008 |
"Son of resigned governor [of al-Hadithah, Anbar Province]
arrested...for theft, rape, murder, espionage, as rival
police chief seeks revenge"
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Thousands forced from homes after Toronto blasts
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080810/wl_canada_nm/canada_explosion_col
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"predawn explosions...sent a truck-sized propane tank
...through the air to land in a business area some 100
yards...away." "closed a 10-mile...stretch of...the 401
expressway."
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THE BU$H PLAN (AFGHANISTAN)
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US coalition kills 25 militants, 8 Afghan hostages
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080811/ap_on_re_as/afghan_violence
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"militants on Monday ambushed a convoy of vehicles
belonging to a demining company in the southern Zabul
province, killing two Afghan [puppet] guards and wound-
ing seven others"
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Zabul Province:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zabul
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THE BU$H PLAN (PHILIPPINES)
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Philippines pounds rebel positions, thousands flee
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080811/wl_nm/philippines_south_dc
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"Philippine attack aircraft and artillery bombed Muslim
rebel positions for a second day on Monday, raising
fears of a humanitarian disaster in the south with nearly
130,000 refugees forced to flee."
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THE SUPERPOWER UNLEASHED GEORGIA
NOW THERE'S THE SAME THING IN PI
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33 of 80 OFWs in strife-torn Georgia already evacuated --
DFA
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OFWs = overseas Filipino workers
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IMPERIAL PHILLIPINES
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OFW group demands deployment ban to Georgia
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http://ph.news.yahoo.com/star/20080811/tph-ofw-deployment-ban-georgia-541dfb4.html
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"Despite peace and order problem in various foreign coun-
tries, Regalado [Migrante International chair] said the
government is still intensifying its labor export programs"
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LICKING THE SUPERPOWER'S BOOTS
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Overseas Filipino:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Overseas_Filipino
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AUSTRALIA
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Thousands rally to mark 'death' of Australian river
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http://ph.news.yahoo.com/afp/20080810/tap-australia-drought-climate-murray-5a1703c.html
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"Water levels are so low in the Murray River, due to
drought and irrigation, that the freshwater lakes the
river feeds into are turning to acid."
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DEMOCRATIC PEOPLES REPUBLIC OF KOREA
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KPA Panmunjom Mission Issues Detailed Report
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August 9, 2008 | Item 4
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http://www.kcna.co.jp/index-e.htm
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"The Panmunjom Mission of the Korean People's Army released
the following detailed report Friday dismissing the sophism
let loose by the United States that the already demised
Neutral Nations Supervisory Commission (NNSC) still exists: 
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The U.S. put out of existence the NNSC, a mechanism tasked
to oversee the implementation of the Armistice Agreement
(AA), which it regarded as a hurdle in the way of turning
south Korea into the world's biggest nuclear base and mak-
ing preparations for launching a new war,
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and [it also did away with] the Neutral Nations Inspection
Teams affiliated to [the NNSC] long ago. 
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But it still keeps Swiss and Swedish members of the former
NNSC at Panmunjom in a bid to make the world public believe
that it still exists"
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The entire report is worth reading.
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Neutral Nations Supervisory Commission:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neutral_Nations_Supervisory_Commission
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"Presently,...[the] main task [of 5 Swiss and 5 Swedes] is
to show presence at the inner Korean border and thus [duh]
demonstrate that the ceasefire is still in force."
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Image:JSAmap.jpg [a/o 1976]:
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INDIA
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States look to oil firms to launch new industrial zones
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http://www.hindustantimes.com/StoryPage/StoryPage.aspx?sectionName=&id=59c6a898-92b5-4696-9fcb-f9b9e76dee53&MatchID1=4737&TeamID1=8&TeamID2=6&MatchType1=1&SeriesID1=1194&MatchID2=4728&TeamID3=2&TeamID4=3&MatchType2=1&SeriesID2=1191&PrimaryID=4737&Headline=States+look+to+oil+firms+for+new+industrial+zones&strParent=strParentID
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PCPIR = Petrochemical and petroleum investment regions
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Special Economic Zone | List of SEZs in India
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special_Economic_Zone#List_of_SEZs_in_India
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"the states in which the SEZs have been approved are facing
intense protests...from the farming community, accusing the
government of forcibly snatching fertile land from them, at
heavily discounted prices as against the prevailing prices"
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Economy of Mangalore [state] | Core Sector
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Economy_of_Mangalore#Core_Sector
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"The Oil and Natural Gas Corporation ONGC plans to invest
over Rs. 35,000 crore in a new 15 million tonne refinery,
petrochemical plant and power and LNG plants at the Manga-
lore Special Economic Zone.  This will be the first Petro-
leum, Chemicals, Petrochemicals Investment Region (PCPIR)
of the country."
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But that dates back to 2006...
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JAPAN
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Ainu rise up from the margins of Japanese society
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http://ph.news.yahoo.com/ap/20080811/tap-japan-ainu-revival-4cec4ac.html
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"Young people are more aware of Japan's multicultural
[?] makeup, but it's still pretty shallow."
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See URLs at end of newsstory.
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Ainu people:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ainu_people
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"the [2008 non-binding resolution] is 'weak in the sense
of recognizing historical facts' as the Ainu were 'forced'
to become Japanese in the first place."
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Do "multicultural" people have RIGHTS of their own?
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MALAYSIA
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Malaysian power outage plunges two million into darkness
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http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=080810033621.cx9d3193&show_article=1
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"across Malaysia's Sarawak state on Borneo island"
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Sarawak:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarawak
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Indonesia-Malaysia confrontation:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indonesian_Confrontation
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4 EUROPE
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__SUPERPOWER ESCALATION__
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News Analysis | In Georgia Clash, a Lesson on U.S. Need for
Russia
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/10/world/europe/10diplo.html
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"the choice now becomes whether backing Georgia...is worth
alienating Russia at a time when getting Russia’s help to
rein in Iran’s nuclear ambitions is at the top of the Uni-
ted States’ foreign policy agenda."
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THAT =  SUPERPOWER / RUSSIAN ESCALATION AGAINST IRAN
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Russia disputes claim of Georgian pullout
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080810/ap_on_re_eu/georgia_south_ossetia
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A
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"Georgia, whose troops have been trained by [>] American
soldiers, began an offensive to regain control over South
Ossetia overnight Friday, launching heavy rocket and ar-
tillery fire and air strikes that pounded the...capital
[of South Ossetia], Tskhinvali."
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Battle of Tskhinvali:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Tskhinvali
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B
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"in another breakaway region...[Abkhazian troops] launched
air and artillery strikes on Georgian troops to drive them
out of a small part of...[Abkhazia] they control.  Fifteen
U.N. military observers were told to evacuate."
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Dmitry Medvedev had a telephone conversation with President
of France Nicholas Sarkozy
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http://www.kremlin.ru/eng/sdocs/news.shtml?month=08&day=10&year=2008
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"On the political level, Georgia’s aggression has caused
the collapse of efforts to find a peaceful solution to the
Georgian-South Ossetian conflict.  Through its acts, the
Georgian leadership has essentially caused irreparable
damage to the integrity of its own state."
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"Medvedev said that achieving [normalization] would require
the withdrawal of all Georgian forces from South Ossetia
and the signature of a legally binding agreement between
Georgian and South Ossetia committing both sides not to use
force.  The President also said that Georgia would have to
undertake these steps without setting prior conditions."
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Putin assails US over conflict with Georgia
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080811/ap_on_re_eu/georgia_south_ossetia
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"for airlifting Georgian troops from Iraq."
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See THE BU$H PLAN (PHILIPPINES) | "Philippines pounds rebel
positions, thousands flee" above.
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THE SUPERPOWER UNLEASHED GEORGIA
NOW THERE'S THE SAME THING IN PI
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TURKEY
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'Eight soldiers killed in landmine blast' in Turkey
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http://au.news.yahoo.com/a/-/world/4884990/soldiers-killed-landmine-blast-turkey
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"Three soldiers were injured"
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UK
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Scourge of bent coppers looks into Met chief
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http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/crime/article4493331.ece
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"investigation into £3m of Met police contracts granted
to Andy Miller, a close friend and skiing companion of
[Metropolitan police commissioner Sir Ian] Blair."
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EU NEEDS TO KICK OUT UK
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5  LATAM
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Morales to push on with Bolivian reforms after winning vote
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http://au.news.yahoo.com/a/-/world/4882973/morales-push-bolivian-reforms-winning-vote
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"63 percent of voters backing his mandate"
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6  SUPERPOWER
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Airports brace for fewer flights, passengers
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http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/business/AP-Airports-Cutbacks.html
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"The problems are greatest at secondary airports that are
losing a bigger share of their flights and lack interna-
tional service to shore up weak domestic traffic."
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7  $$$$
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The Price Is the Same; It’s the Size That Shrinks
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/09/business/09cost.html
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"it’s a price increase, but it’s not an increase in out-of-
pocket expenses."
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IT IS TO LAUGH
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The Debt Trap | Outside U.S., Credit Cards Tighten Grip
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/10/business/worldbusiness/10card.html?ref=business&pagewanted=all#
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"As the American blessing of credit cards became widespread,
so did the American curse of debt."
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THAT IS THE CURSE OF DEPENDENCE.  TURKEY'S NOW IN
HOCK TO SUPERPOWER BANKS, LET'S KEEP IT THAT WAY!
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See DISORDER | "Credit Crisis Triggers Unprecedented U.S.
Response" above.
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Average Gasoline Prices Slip to $3.85/Gal: Survey
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http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/news/news-energy-gasoline-retail.html
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"[Lundberg Survey Inc] noted that recent fuel price in-
creases in China, India and other developing economies
have impacted overseas crude oil demand, which in turn
has led to the fall in global crude oil prices."
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Drug prices up 100% —-or higher
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http://www.usatoday.com/printedition/news/20080808/1a_bottomstrip08_dom.art.htm
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"This does drive up the price of health care."
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Oil prices rise on supply worries
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http://ph.news.yahoo.com/afp/20080811/tbs-commodities-energy-oil-asia-price-e65dddb.html
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"rose by more than one dollar in Asian trade Monday on
supply concerns amid the escalating fighting between
Georgia and Russia"
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August 5, 2008

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Filed under: news — jaspar @ 9:44 am

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OREO 08 05 08
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Newsstories of interest:
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1  DISORDER
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__MAJOR EXPOSE__
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**  Seoul probes civilian `massacres' by US
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080803/ap_on_re_as/korea_us_refugee_killings
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THERE IS NO CRIME THE SUPERPOWER WILL NOT COMMIT
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Truth and Reconciliation Commission, Republic of Korea:
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http://www.jinsil.go.kr/English/index.asp
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Is another Bruce Ivins lurking in a biolab?
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080803/ap_on_go_ca_st_pe/anthrax_security_nightmare
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"Billions of biodefense dollars from the Bush administra-
tion swelled to nearly 1,400 the number of labs handling
potential biological weapons including anthrax."
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Another Ivins?
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THERE'S SEVERAL IN THE BLACK HOUSE
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How Foreign Policy Functions Shifted to the Pentagon
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/08/03/AR2008080301784.html
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"There has been a migration of functions and authorities
from U.S. civilian agencies to the Department of Defense."
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AND
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See top item (as of 08 04 08) at:
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http://www.senate.gov/~foreign/hearing.html
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In particular, Panel 1 witnesses:
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Testimony [of] Deputy Secretary [of State] John D. Negroponte
| Senate Foreign Relations Committee | July 31, 2008
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http://www.senate.gov/~foreign/testimony/2008/NegroponteTestimony080731p.pdf
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and
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Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Eric Edelman |
Defining The Military’s Role Towards Foreign Policy |
July 31, 2008
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http://www.senate.gov/~foreign/testimony/2008/EdelmanTestimony080731p.pdf
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Sacirbey: They knew about Karadzic deals [interview]
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http://www.presstv.ir/detail.aspx?id=65372§ionid=3510302
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Former Bosnian foreign minister Mohammad Sacirbey:

"there was another deal that I think was much more serious
and the consequences were much more grave and that was a
deal that took place early in the summer of 1995.
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That involved Richard Holbrooke and that involved Carl
Bildt who, then, was the EU mediator and now is Sweden's
foreign minister.  It involved a French general who was
the head of the military forces of the UN in Bosnia i.e.
Bernard Jean Vieh.  It involved Yasushi Akashi who was
the head UN civilian official.  They, in effect, acqui-
esced, gave the green light to Milosevic, Mladic as well
as Karadzic to take over [not only] the territory of
Srebrenica but also [the villages of] Zepa and Gorazda."
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Muhamed Sacirbey:
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http://www.nationmaster.com/encyclopedia/Muhamed-Sacirbey
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Zepa:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zepa
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Gorazde | After breakup of Yugoslavia
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gora%C5%BEde
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"Goražde was one of six Bosniak enclaves, along with
Srebrenica and Žepa, surrounded and besieged by the
Bosnian Serb Army.  In April 1993 it was made into a
'safe area' in which the UN was supposed to protect
the civilian population from attack.  Between March
30 and April 23, 1994, the Serbs launched a major
offensive against the town.  The peacekeepers were
ordered to retreat by the UN"
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Prescription Data Used To Assess Consumers | Records Aid
Insurers but Prompt Privacy Concerns
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/08/03/AR2008080302077_pf.html
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"the practice...illustrates how electronic data gathered
for one purpose can be used and marketed for another"
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A principal clause of The Superpower's Declaration of
World $lavery:
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THERE SHALL BE NO PRIVACY EVER AGAIN, ANYWHERE !
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__KILL 'EM ALL, DAMMIT!__
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Millions With Chronic Disease Get Little to No Treatment
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/05/business/05health.html
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"because they are among the nation’s growing ranks of un-
insured."
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Doctors Urged Not to Screen Elderly Men for Prostate Cancer
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/05/health/research/05prostate.html
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U.S. Preventive Services Task Force:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/US_Preventive_Services_Task_Force
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"funded and appointed by the government of" The Superpower.
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and
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Ohio [white] officer acquitted of killing [black] mom hold-
ing baby
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http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/us/AP-SWAT-Shooting.html
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"The jury's decision...will affect officers across Ohio."
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Science's awesome challenge: Creating artificial life
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http://www.mcclatchydc.com/251/story/46393.html
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"So far, what they're doing is more like copying nature's
clever tricks than creating new life forms in the labora-
tory, with all the tremendous philosophical, social and
religious issues that such a stunning feat would imply."
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Social?  MILITARY
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See OTEO 12 17 07 Morning Edition | DISORDER | ** Infantry 
and national priorities | excerpt
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http://www.armedforcesjournal.com/2007/12/3133328
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"if all the infantry in all the services were collected
together in one place, they wouldn’t fill an NFL stadium."
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"Our presence in this new age of infantry demands that
making better infantry is no longer an Army or a Marine
Corps problem. It’s a national problem."
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Social?
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THERE SHALL BE NO CIVILIANS EVER AGAIN, ANYWHERE!
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The significance of each clause in The Superpower's
Declaration of World $lavery is many-fold.
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2  AFRICA
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NIGERIA
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Shell Nigerian affiliate seals new gas deal 
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http://www.afrol.com/articles/30138
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"with an engineering firm, Hanover Nigeria Ltd, for the
construction of a gas processing facility at Gbaran in
Beyelsa state in south-eastern Nigeria."
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Map: Bayelsa State, Nigeria:
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http://www.rigzone.com/news/image_detail.asp?img_id=3074&a_id=29136
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3  ASIA
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THE BU$H PLAN (PALESTINE)
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Hamas refutes allegation of release
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http://www.heyetnet.org/eng/world-news/15-dya/3041-hamas-refutes-allegation-of-release.html
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"of more than 200 detainees in [Palestinian National
Authority] jails, only four were released."
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Superpower puppet: Israel
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Puppet-israel puppet: Palestinian National Authority
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The *name* sounds great.  The thing = betrayal.
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THE BU$H PLAN (LEBANON)
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Lebanese Cabinet OKs goals, parliament now to vote
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http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/world/AP-Lebanon-Politics.html
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"statement includes a provision indicating the Islamic
militant group Hezbollah can keep its weapons."
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THE BU$H PLAN (IRAQ)
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Part II: Welcome to Iraq, and a long separation
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080803/ap_on_re_us/the_long_haul_ii
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"No road seemed off-limits to improvised explosive devices,
or IEDs, no building impervious to attacks.
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Not the fortressed Green Zone, not the United Nations head-
quarters, not the forward operating bases where thousands of
soldiers made a ready target."
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"TO BE CONTINUED..."
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2nd U.S. soldier killed in August
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http://66.111.34.180/look/english/article.tpl?IdLanguage=1&IdPublication=4&NrArticle=88096&NrIssue=2&NrSection=1
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"and another wounded in a [duh] non-combat incident in
southwestern Baghdad"
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Firefighters battle blaze in Los Angeles park
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http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/us/AP-Wildfires.html
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"one of the largest urban parks in the U.S."
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Iraqi Resistance Report for events of Sunday, 3 August 2008
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http://www.albasrah.net/en_articles_2008/0808/iraqiresistancereport_030808.htm
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Item 1: US troops arrest 15 Iraqi travelers on their way
from Baghdad to Damascus [on the the International Highway]
Sunday morning
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"stopped all vehicles on the road at about 7am Sunday morn-
ing.  Then, for the next five hours, the Americans conducted
searches of all the busses running from Baghdad to Damascus,
opening the road again only at noon.  The US troops arrested
15 people who had been taken out of one of the busses belong-
ing to the Duyuf al-‘Arabiyah travel company.  The US troops
took the travelers and their luggage away to an American base 
near al-Fallujah."
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[Sheikh al] Faidi [official spokesperson of the Association
of Muslim Scholars in Iraq]: Resistance Returned to Override
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http://www.heyetnet.org/eng/mansetler/23-manset/3026-faidi-resistance-returned-to-override.html
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"AMSI concluded its fifth general assembly...with a press
conference [July 31, 2008] in...Damascus [Syria]."
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"the Resistance is...the guarantor to end...the occupation
and this Resistance will not stop or decrease.  When it
subsided in Anbar City..., the Resistance...moved to other
places not expected by the occupation,...reach[ing] to
southern Iraq."
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"a new thing that everyone agreed on [is] the need to have
a professional army which has to be non-sectarian, [and]
has no political or partisan [tendency].  Rather this army
should...be loyalty to the security tasks assigned to [it]."
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Row of seats on United Airlines flight collapses forcing
emergency landing at Sea-Tac
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http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2008090782_webunited04m.html
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"a bolt holding down three occupied seats in Row 3 loosened"
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IED kills, injures 3 U.S. soldiers in Baghdad
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http://66.111.34.180/look/english/article.tpl?IdLanguage=1&IdPublication=4&NrArticle=88242&NrIssue=2&NrSection=1
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"Two U.S. Soldiers were killed and another wounded"
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MH  Leader of US-allied Sunni group killed in Iraq
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Rather, leader of US-allied awakening council killed in
Iraq
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080805/ap_on_re_mi_ea/iraq
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"and six of his guards"
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Iraqi Resistance Report for events of Monday, 4 August 2008
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http://www.albasrah.net/en_articles_2008/0808/iraqiresistancereport_040808.htm
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Item 11: Exploding vegetable cart wounds four [puppet]
policemen, three civilians in [Mosul]  Monday
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"the bomb consisted of explosives and mortar shells."
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THE BU$H PLAN (AFGHANISTAN)
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Ragtag Taliban Show Tenacity in Afghanistan
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/04/world/asia/04taliban.html?ref=world&pagewanted=all
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"raising alarm [in Kabul, in Washington and in other NATO
capitals"
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Alarm?
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IMAGINE, A PEOPLE DEFENDING THEIR COUNTRY!
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THAT IS NOT ALLOWED, DON'T YOU UNDERSTAND?
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Marines ordered to stay longer in Afghanistan
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http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/washington/AP-US-Afghanistan.html
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"serving as trainers for the Afghan [puppet] security
forces"
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THE BU$H PLAN (PAKISTAN)
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Bomb Kills 6 Pakistani Police Officers
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/03/world/asia/03pstan.html
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"at least two were wounded and were in serious condition."
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THE BU$H PLAN (PHILIPPINES)
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Exodus of Filipino doctors, nurses to other countries
continues, experts say
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http://ph.news.yahoo.com/star/20080805/tph-exodus-filipino-doctors-nurses-541dfb4.html
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"to the detriment primarily of those living in the provinces
where most of migrating physicians come from"
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SOCIOCIDE TYPE 2
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See MALAYSIA below.
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DEMOCRATIC PEOPLES REPUBLIC OF KOREA
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Spokesman for KPA Unit Stationed in Area of Mt. Kumgang
[near the tourist area there] Issues Special Statement
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August 4, 2008 | Item 3
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http://www.kcna.co.jp/index-e.htm
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EAST TURKESTAN
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Attack kills 16 police days before the Olympics
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080804/ap_on_re_as/oly_china_security
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"two Uighur men rammed a dump truck into 70 border patrol
paramilitary police" "Fourteen officers were killed on the
spot and two others died on the way to the hospital, while
another 16 officers were wounded"
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Xinjiang:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xinjiang
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East Turkestan independence movement:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/East_Turkestan_independence_movement
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KASHMIR
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33 days, Jammu still burns
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http://www.hindustantimes.com/StoryPage/StoryPage.aspx?id=40e8aa4a-ba98-404c-9bb9-763759f1a609&ParentID=5b69ad64-dbe5-4ad2-99c6-bc44c4f33059&&Headline=33+days%2c+Jammu+still+burns
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"The army was out on the streets of Jammu but protests
continued for the 33rd day."
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Amarnath | Land transfer controversy
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amarnath#Land_transfer_controversy
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MALAYSIA
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Illegal and unwelcome, migrants overwhelm Malaysia's Borneo
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http://ph.news.yahoo.com/afp/20080805/tap-malaysia-philippines-immigration-0193655.html
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"Migrants from the Philippines and Indonesia who have
flooded into Malaysian Borneo are being targeted with
a massive deportation programme"
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East Malaysia:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malaysian_Borneo
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See THE BU$H PLAN (PHILIPPINES) above.
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MYANMAR
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US, British embassy staff visited [National League for
Democracy] 25 times in July
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Right column | Last item
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http://www.myanmar.com/newspaper/nlm/index.html
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DE*MOCK*RACY
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4 EUROPE
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BELGIUM
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With Flemish Nationalism on the Rise, Belgium Teeters on
the Edge
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/04/arts/04abro.html?ref=world&pagewanted=all
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"The enmity is everywhere."
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Flemish Movement:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flemish_movement
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"The late 1960s saw all major Belgian political parties
splitting up into Flemish and Francophone wings."
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TURKEY
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Wildfire Scorches Turkey’s South, Forcing Many to Evacuate
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http://www.heyetnet.org/eng/world-news/15-dya/3050-wildfire-scorches-turkeys-south-forcing-many-to-evacuate-.html
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"one of the worst wildfires in the past three decades."
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Turkey Appoints New Military Chief [Ilker Basbug]
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http://www.heyetnet.org/eng/world-news/15-dya/3054-turkey-appoints-new-military-chief-.html
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"General Isik Kosaner, the paramilitary gendarmerie comman-
der, takes over the land forces command."
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5  LATAM
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HONDURAS
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At least 10 dead in violent Honduran land dispute
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http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/world/AP-Honduras-Armed-Dispute.html
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Hundreds of Honduran squatters...attacked the home of a
local police official, killing 10 members of his family"
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VENEZUELA
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Md. Immigrant Group Gets Citgo Donation | Venezuelan Firm
Gives $1.5 Million
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/08/04/AR2008080401485.html
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CASA of Maryland:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CASA_of_Maryland
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6  SUPERPOWER
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__BOOB BELIEFS__
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Hovering Above Poverty, Grasping for Middle Class
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/08/02/AR2008080201672_pf.html
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"Low-wage workers in the United States are gripped by
increasing financial insecurity"
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"Still, they remain inspired by the American dream"
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and
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In Oklahoma, Dispute Agitates Peaceful Enclave of Veterans
| Some Residents Accuse Retirement Colony's Leaders of Fi-
nancial Mismanagement
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/08/02/AR2008080201499_pf.html
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"a sleepy enclave where U.S. military veterans can claim
their share of the American dream for pennies on the dollar."
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US property dream has turned into a nightmare
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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/money/main.jhtml?xml=/money/2008/08/05/cccrisis105.xml
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"Just a fortnight ago, even the local Sheraton hotel
-- intended to be the centrepiece of a regeneration
of [Stockton CA's] tired marina area-- went into re-
ceivership."
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Higher Prices Outpace June Spending by Consumers
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/05/business/05econ.html
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"Consumers spent more in June, but only because the things
they buy cost more."
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Rising prices stifle impact of stimulus payments
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http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/business/AP-Economy.html
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"I had to cut back on milk.  We just drink more water."
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U.S. Farmland Values Reach Record on High Crop Prices
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http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=a2FmZilSagA0&refer=worldwide
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"value of all land and buildings on farms averaged $2,350
an acre at the start of this year, up 8.8 percent from a
year earlier"
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HSBC Profit Fell 29% in First Six Months
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/05/business/worldbusiness/05bank.html
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"biggest European bank"
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HSBC:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HSBC
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Housing Lenders Fear Bigger Wave of Loan Defaults
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/04/business/04lend.html?ref=business&pagewanted=all
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"percentage of mortgages in arrears in the category of
loans one rung above subprime...quadrupled to 12 percent
in April"
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WCI Communities Files for Bankruptcy Protection
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http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/business/AP-WCI-Bankruptcy.html
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"and about 130 of its subsidiaries"
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WCI Communities:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WCI_Communities
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