PoliticalEssays

September 30, 2008

OREO 10 01 08

Filed under: news — jaspar @ 7:07 pm

OREO 10 01 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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__WHY THE "NO" VOTE IS THE BEST VOTE__
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Obama and McCain urge revival of bailout
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WHAT SLY, SLY...
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"When that deal was announced, Obama and McCain gave it
only cautious backing.
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...DOGS THEY ARE
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On Tuesday, amid the market turbulence...the presidential
contenders stepped up their support for the package and
pledged to do what they could to try to get it passed."
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The new bailout pitch: It's NOT a bailout
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"Insist it's not a Wall Street 'bailout.'"
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THIS PERFECTLY EXPRESSES THE ELITE'S
EXTREME CONTEMPT FOR THE EVIL PEOPLE
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/B/BAILOUT_ALL_IN_A_NAME?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-30-17-55-14
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The New Yorker cartoons draw on financial crisis
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The view from the ozone hole:
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"Main Street is Wall Street."
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http://www.reuters.com/article/marketsNews/idUSN3046976220080930
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Jury watches video of suspect hit by SC trooper
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"and heard the officer bragging about the collision."
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/T/TROOPER_AGGRESSION?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-30-15-29-53
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2  AFRICA
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Africans wary on new US command for continent
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"Africans believe Africom is aimed at promoting America's
interests, not Africa's."
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THE SUPERPOWER'S INTEREST: ENSLAVEMENT
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/A/AF_AMERICAS_AFRICA_COMMAND?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-30-14-26-30
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ALGERIA
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Suicide bomber kills 3 at checkpoint in Algeria
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"Two soldiers...[and] a communal [= puppet] guard"
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http://apnews.myway.com/article/20080929/D93GF5080.html 
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3  ASIA
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THE BU$H PLAN (SYRIA)
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Clash looms as Syria bids for seat on IAEA panel
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"Syria is competing with U.S. ally [= puppet] Afghanistan"
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http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSTRE48T67Q20080930?sp=true
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THE BU$H PLAN (IRAQ)
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Iraq [puppet] forces gain more control [?], but lose more
lives 
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"number of Iraqi [puppet] security forces killed in Sep-
tember rose by nearly a third to 159"
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/M/ML_IRAQ?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-30-15-35-27
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Pentagon announces 2009 deployments to Iraq
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"Six Army brigades, a National Guard unit, and three
military headquarters"
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SO 'TIS SAID
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_IRAQ_TROOPS?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-30-12-19-28
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Tribal chieftain announces opening 20 Supports Councils
offices in Thi-Qar
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But: "Thi-Qar governor deemed establishing Support Coun-
cils in the provinces as breaking the law and marginal-
izing the local council authorities."
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ALL'S WELL.  HONEST!
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http://66.111.34.180/look/english/article.tpl?IdLanguage=1&IdPublication=4&NrArticle=95106&NrIssue=2&NrSection=1
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Dhi Qar Governorate:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dhi_Qar
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THE BU$H PLAN (IRAN)
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Iran's influence?  You can hear it on [>] Iraqi streets
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"Iran has conspicuously shown off its clout, partly
through its ties with Shi'ite politicians and parties
that were based in Iran for years during the rule of
Saddam."
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http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSTRE48T2LU20080930?sp=true
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THE BU$H PLAN (PAKISTAN)
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U.S. Drone Strike Kills Five In Pakistan: Officials
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"U.S. commanders have spoken of respect for Pakistan's
sovereignty but"
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THAT'S WHAT BEING A PUPPET MEANS: SOVEREIGNTY-BUT
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http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/world/international-us-pakistan-missile.html
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4 EUROPE
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FRANCE
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French policeman shot in clashes with youths
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"that broke out after a teenager died while fleeing
police"
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/E/EU_FRANCE_CLASHES?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-30-15-48-07
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RUSSIAN FEDERATION
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Regulators [!] halt trading on Russian exchanges
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/E/EU_RUSSIA_MARKETS?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-30-04-47-43
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UPDATE 3-Russian shares fall after halt but panic avoided
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http://www.reuters.com/article/marketsNews/idUSLU9613920080930?sp=true
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Moody's affirms positive outlook on Russia
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"it is a success not only because of oil but because of
effective policies."
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http://www.reuters.com/article/marketsNews/idUSLU39003220080930
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5  LATAM
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Latin America leftists [Bolivia, Brazil, Ecuador] slam
U.S. on financial crisis
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Chavez:
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"The world will never be the same after this crisis.
A new world has to emerge, and it's a multipolar world.
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We are decoupling from the wagon of death."
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Wagon of death?
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THE SUPERPOWER EXACTLY
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REVOLUTIONARY ARMED FORCES OF COLOMBIA
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US slaps sanctions on Colombian rebel envoys 
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"who represent the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia
in 11 foreign countries"
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_COLOMBIA_FARC?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-30-11-52-31
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VENEZUELA
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Chavez says crisis is failure of capitalism 
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"the Washington consensus has collapsed"
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/L/LT_BRAZIL_CHAVEZ_US?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-30-10-59-35
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Washington Consensus:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washington_consensus
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6  SUPERPOWER
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UPDATE 1-Alcoa stops aluminum production at Texas smelter
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"as 'a result of uncompetitive [>] power supply to that
smelter and overall market conditions.'"
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http://www.reuters.com/article/marketsNews/idUSN3029290020080930
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7  $$$$
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An array of forces lined up against bailout
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"all working against the so-called Titans of the Universe."
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"vote also represented an extraordinary rejection of Bush"
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/W/WHAT_WENT_WRONG?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-30-05-25-43
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UPDATE 1-ECB's Nowotny: no systemic banking crisis in
Europe
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"In the United States there is an actual systemic crisis,
in Europe there is not."
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G(OO)FY
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http://www.reuters.com/article/marketsNews/idUSLU22864920080930
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REFILE-UPDATE 1-International air freight traffic shrinks
in Aug[ust]
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"suggesting...world trade is slowing down."
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http://www.reuters.com/article/marketsNews/idUSLT52860620080930
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TREASURIES-Slip in Asia after huge safe-haven rush
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"[Prices of] Treasuries edged lower in tense Asian
trade on Tuesday, giving back just some of the huge
[price] gains made the previous day"
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http://www.reuters.com/article/marketsNews/idUST27132820080930?sp=true
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FACTBOX: Bank bailouts around the world
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"major bank bailouts and nationalizations by various
governments around the world in the last fortnight"
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http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSTRE48T6P320080930?sp=true
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Text of Bush's Tuesday statement
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"as provided by" The Black House
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"http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/B/BUSH_TEXT?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-30-10-08-56
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Prepare for the inevitable: higher taxes
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"You can take that to the bank."
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http://www.reuters.com/article/marketsNews/idUSN3043154120080930
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News Analysis | In Bailout Vote, a Leadership Breakdown
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"They appeared not to comprehend...an intense strain of
opposition to the deal among voters."
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THEY'RE SO USED TO BEING WALL STREET'S SLAVES
THAT THEY'VE TURNED INTO AUTOMATIC EICHMANNS!
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/30/business/30assess.html
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Oreo Archive:
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September 29, 2008

OREO 09 30 08

Filed under: news — jaspar @ 9:26 pm

OREO 09 30 08

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OREO 09 30 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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Lack of funds seen to threaten U.N. atomic watchdog
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"Years of zero (real) growth budgets have left us with
a failing infrastructure and a troubling dependence on
voluntary support which
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invariably has conditions attached."
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Wazzat?
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YOU WILL DO WHAT THE SUPERPOWER TELLS YOU TO DO!
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http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSTRE48S3AC20080929?sp=true
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Technology is no cure-all, Gates tells military
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"Be modest about what military force can accomplish, and
what technology can accomplish."
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"Be skeptical of systems analysis, computer models, game
theories or [duh] doctrines that suggest otherwise."
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MURDERING TENS OF MILLIONS MEAN NOTHING TO THEM, BUT
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THEY BEGIN TO SOBER UP AFTER GAMBLING AWAY TRILLIONS
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http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSTRE48S4XK20080929?sp=true
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Prosecutor appointed to probe attorney firings
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"the department released an inspector general's report
that found former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales had
'abdicated' his responsibility in the matter."
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Abdicated?  CONNIVED
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http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSTRE48S4UX20080929?sp=true
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Breakdown of report on fired prosecutors 
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"summary of the findings"
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/F/FIRED_PROSECUTORS_GLANCE?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-29-19-46-40
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Ex-CIA executive pleads guilty to wire fraud
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"As part of the plea, prosecutors dropped 27 other
counts against him and agreed to seek a prison term
no longer than three years and a month."
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IN RETURN, WILL HE TESTIFY AGAINST CHENEY, GOSS,
KAPPES, HAYDEN ET AL ?
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/C/CIA_BRIBERY?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-29-14-05-51
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See my August 26, 2007 essay "New Investigation":
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http://groups.yahoo.com/group/PoliticalEssays/message/965
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"Beyond individuals, however, 'The findings of greatest
concern are those that identify systemic problems....'
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Systemic?  Not the same as systematic.
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Systemic problems?  Not chance glictches.  Rather, dis-
orders affecting the whole body or significant parts of
it.
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As the [Accountability Review] Team put it: 'problems
where the Agency's programs or processes did not work
as they should have,' adding: 'the fact that failures
were systemic should not absolve responsible officials
from accountability.'"
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Some 145,000 Texans lack power 2 weeks [?] after Ike
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"16 days"
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IS THE SUPERPOWER A SEMI-FAILED STATE?
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http://www.reuters.com/article/marketsNews/idUSN2939573120080929?sp=true
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Violations Reported at 94% of Nursing Homes
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"17 percent of nursing homes had deficiencies that caused
'actual harm or immediate jeopardy' to patients"
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IS THE SUPERPOWER A SEMI-FAILED STATE?
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/30/us/30nursing.html
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Bank consolidations raise specter of higher fees
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"For customers of...Bank of America, Citigroup and
JPMorgan Chase...[bank] consolidation may result in
higher fees on everything from checking accounts to
bounced checks and overdrafts, and lower interest-
rate yields on deposit accounts"
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CAPITALISM BREAKS DOWN ALL BARRIERS
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/B/BANKS_CONSUMERS?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-29-19-16-37
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3  ASIA
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THE BU$H PLAN (LEBANON)
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Car bombing targets Lebanese troops, kills 5
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"Sheik Daie al-Islam al-Shahal, founder of the fundamen-
talist Salafi Sunni movement in northern Lebanon, blamed
Monday's attack on 'external forces' and rejected sugges-
tions Sunni militants were behind it."
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That's AP's later September 29th 11:54 AM EDT version.
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/M/ML_LEBANON_EXPLOSION?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-29-11-54-33
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Here AP's earlier September 29th 6:26 AM EDT version:
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Officials: 5 killed in northern Lebanon explosion
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"Sheik Daie al-Islam al-Shahal, founder of the fundamen-
talist Salafi Sunni movement in northern Lebanon, said 
Monday's attack was part of the conflict among 'external
forces' in Lebanon' and rejected suggestions that Sunni
militants were behind it."
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http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5iECkRtQqKRz5or3d8sVJ2XMhmm2wD93GASAO0
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Here's *the* difference BETWEEN
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"blamed...attack on 'external forces'" --which suggests
external forces operating from WITHOUT Lebanon (Syria)
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"said...attack was part of the conflict among 'external
forces' in Lebanon" --which specifies external forces
operating WITHIN Lebanon (The Superpower).
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Another difference?  The later newsstory represents a
coverup of CIA false flag ops.
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I retreved the timestamp of the earlier newsstory from
WTOPNEWS.COM Washington DC:
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http://wtop.com/?nid=385&sid=1487296
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THE BU$H PLAN (IRAQ)
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CORRECTED - (OFFICIAL)-Force majeure at NGPL Nebraska
natgas line
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"a breakage to machinery"
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http://www.reuters.com/article/marketsNews/idUSN2938090720080929
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THE BU$H PLAN (AFGHANISTAN)
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Afghan [puppet] policeman opens fire on US troops, kills 1
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"the information was not supposed to be released publicly."
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WELL, NOT ALL PUPPETS REMAIN PUPPETS
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/A/AS_AFGHANISTAN?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-29-13-30-16
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Marines train at Calif. post's Afghan `village'
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"They also learned using the Afghan [puppet] police and
[puppet] army to approach villagers with requests met
much less resistance than doing it themselves."
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SEE ABOVE
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/M/MARINES_AFGHAN_VILLAGE?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-29-13-20-42
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4 EUROPE
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AUSTRIA
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Extreme right emerges as strong force in Austria | Haider
triples share of votes for breakaway group | Early elec-
tion brings worst results for main parties
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"combined forces of the extreme right took 29% of the
vote"
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http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/sep/29/austria.thefarright
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RUSSIAN FEDERATION
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...Meeting with Commanders of Military Districts
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"Stability is precisely what our government is seeking
and what we must uphold in a variety of situations,
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if required by using military force."
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http://www.kremlin.ru/eng/speeches/2008/09/26/1419_type82912type84779_206970.shtml
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5  LATAM
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ECUADOR
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Ecuador has new constitution; Opposition worried
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"20th constitution in the history of this chronically
unstable nation"
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Chronically unstable?
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"the document will help to eradicate a political class
that made Ecuador one of Latin America's most corrupt
countries."
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$$$$  $$$$  $$$$  $$$$  $$$$  $$$$  $$$$  $$$$
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/L/LT_ECUADOR_REFERENDUM?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-29-12-40-56
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FACTBOX-Details on Ecuador's bonds and its debt probe
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http://www.reuters.com/article/marketsNews/idUSN2942345920080929
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VENEZUELA
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Beginning of Meeting with President...Chavez
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"I...reaffirm our modest but resolute support for the
actions Russia undertook in the Caucasus.
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We are well aware of the causes of this conflict."
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Causes?  SUPERPOWER + puppet
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http://www.kremlin.ru/eng/text/speeches/2008/09/26/1753_type82914_206937.shtml
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S&P affirms Venezuela's credit rating at BB-
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"supported by...robust external and fiscal balance sheets,
which continue to improve as a result of high and increas-
ing oil revenues."
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http://www.reuters.com/article/marketsNews/idUSN2937828220080929
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7  $$$$
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Global shares hit as banking crisis bites in Europe
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"European shares followed a lead set in Asia overnight"
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http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSTRE48S0DN20080929?sp=true
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Timeline: Global financial turmoil
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"past two weeks"
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http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSTRE48S2EH20080929?sp=true
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Statement from the Federal Reserve
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"In response to continued strains in short-term funding
markets, central banks today are announcing further co-
ordinated actions"
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http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSTRE48S4FK20080929?sp=true
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Fed Pumps Further $630 Billion Into Financial System
(Update3)
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"increased its existing currency swaps with foreign [!]
central banks...to $620 billion"
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http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=a9MTZEgukPLY&refer=home
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Europe bank consolidation arrives, not as planned
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"it is being executed through shotgun rescues and bargain
purchases by stronger banks rather than a harmonization of
businesses across borders."
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NOW YOU KNOW WHAT "MONOPOLY" IN
STATE MONOPOLY CAPITALISM MEANS
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http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSTRE48S58T20080929?sp=true
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RPT-U.S. hostile takeovers hit record as market swoons
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http://www.reuters.com/article/marketsNews/idUSN2831743320080929?sp=true
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House defeats $700B financial markets bailout
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"228-205"
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WELL, THEY'RE NOT ALL COWARDS ALL THE TIME
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/F/FINANCIAL_MELTDOWN?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-29-14-25-16
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**  Paulson to meet with Bush, Bernanke on bailout
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"The Secretary will be consulting with the President,
the Chairman of the Federal Reserve and Congressional
leaders on the next steps"
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The next step?
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OUTRIGHT WALL STREET DICTATORSHIP
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http://www.reuters.com/article/marketsNews/idUSWAT01018420080929
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Bush authorizes ESF to back some money market [mutual]
funds
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http://www.reuters.com/article/marketsNews/idUSWBT00990520080929
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Exchange Stabilization Fund:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exchange_Stabilization_Fund
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Money fund:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Money_market_mutual_funds
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Stocks plunge on bailout vote, debt soars [= Treasuries
soar in price]
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"Dow fell more than 700 points...biggest intra-day
decline on record"
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http://www.reuters.com/article/ousiv/idUSTRE48S0DN20080929?pageNumber=1&virtualBrandChannel=0&sp=true
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UPDATE 2-Crisis of confidence hits US regional bank
shares
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BAD NEWS
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"while losses mounted among big U.S. financial institu-
tions...the regional banks received the hardest punch"
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GOOD NEWS
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"Many of those are small enough that the FDIC...can...
seize them and sell them off."
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POOF!
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Oreo Archive:
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September 28, 2008

OREO 09 29 08

Filed under: news — jaspar @ 7:57 pm

OREO 09 29 08

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OREO 09 29 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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John Gray | A shattering moment in America's fall from
power | The Observer | September 28 2008
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"In a change as far-reaching in its implications as the
fall of the Soviet Union, an entire model of government
and the economy has collapsed."
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STATE MONOPOLY CAPITALISM STOPS
BALONEY-TALK ABOUT "THE MARKET"
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http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2008/sep/28/usforeignpolicy.useconomicgrowth
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3  ASIA
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THE BU$H PLAN (PALESTINE)
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Palestinian shepherd [Yahya Atta Bani Menna, 18] found
dead in West Bank
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"We put the responsibility for the killing on Jewish
settlers."
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A VERY OLD STORY: ALL-OUT WAR
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http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSTRE48R0VG20080928
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Israel PM sees threat from "Jewish underground"
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"A bad wind of extremism, hate, evil, violence and con-
tempt for state authorities is blowing through certain
sectors of the Israeli public and threatening Israeli
democracy"
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PUPPET-ISRAEL NEEDS TO KICK OUT THE SUPERPOWER
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That'll be real democracy.
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See OREO 09 27 08 ASIA | THE BU$H PLAN (PALESTINE) |
"Radical Settlers Take On Israel"
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http://finance.groups.yahoo.com/group/O-r-e-o/message/495
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Bank Leumi says exposure to WaMu totals $50 mln
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"Israel's largest bank in terms of market value"
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http://www.reuters.com/article/marketsNews/idUSLS23713820080928
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bank_Leumi
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"founded at the Second Zionist Congress"
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THE BU$H PLAN (IRAQ)
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Two Occupation Soldiers Killed
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"A group of U.S. soldiers started to search the woman in
front of her brother...[who] witnessed the incident while
...sitting in a neighbor['s] house,...[so] he raised his
Kalashnikov rifle and opened fired on the occupiers kill-
ing two and wounding [a] third one."
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http://www.heyetnet.org/eng/iraq-news/3267-two-occupation-soldiers-killed-.html
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District official, 3 escorts wounded in attack
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"head of Diala's al-Saadiya district and three of his
escorts [= bodyguards] on Sunday were wounded in an
explosive charge attack in the downtown of the dis-
trict"
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http://66.111.34.180/look/english/article.tpl?IdLanguage=1&IdPublication=4&NrArticle=94785&NrIssue=2&NrSection=1
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Baqubah:
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THE BU$H PLAN (AFGHANISTAN)
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Top woman [puppet] police officer in Afghan south killed
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A VERY OLD STORY: TRAITORS ARE PUT TO DEATH
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"Separately, a raid by U.S.-led coalition forces killed
three civilians in Asmar district of eastern Kunar pro-
vince overnight, a provincial police official said"
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http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSTRE48R0JF20080928
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THE BU$H PLAN (PAKISTAN)
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Gunmen abduct Polish engineer in Pakistan
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"The assailants killed the three Pakistanis in the
vehicle --the driver, a guard and an assistant to
the engineer-- before seizing the Pole."
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A VERY OLD STORY: TRAITORS ARE PUT TO DEATH
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/A/AS_PAKISTAN?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-28-07-43-53
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THE BU$H PLAN (PHILIPPINES)
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Villar urges DFA [Department of Foreign Affairs] to act
on OFWs [overseas Filipino workers] stranded in Middle
East
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"Around 2,700 OFWs were reported stranded along the
Oman-United Arab Emirates border and 5,000 in the
Iran-UAE border."
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There is no Iran-UAE land border.  Perhaps Bahrain is
meant.
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http://ph.news.yahoo.com/star/20080928/tph-villar-dfa-ofws-541dfb4.html
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OFW
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4 EUROPE
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UK
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WPP to quit Britain over tax changes --paper
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"quitting Britain...because of changes to the country's
tax regime"
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CAPITALISM BREAKS DOWN ALL BARRIERS
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http://www.reuters.com/article/marketsNews/idUSLS25853420080928
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WPP Group:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WPP_Group
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5  LATAM
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ECUADOR
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FACTBOX-Main proposals in Ecuador constitutional reform
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For instance--
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"Creates the concept of 'illegitimacy' for some foreign
loans."
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http://www.reuters.com/article/marketsNews/idUSN2733389720080928?sp=true
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FACTBOX-Some facts about Ecuador and leftist Correa
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Leftist?  See above.
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http://www.reuters.com/article/marketsNews/idUSN2733376820080928
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6  SUPERPOWER
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Who wins, who loses under proposed bailout plan?
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At paragraph 26, the newsstory asks: "And ordinary
taxpayers?"; and answers at paragraph 27:
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"Nothing that potentially adds $700 billion to the
national debt --already surging toward the $10 tril-
lion mark-- can be considered a winner for those who
foot the bills."
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/R/RESCUE_WINNERS_LOSERS?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-28-16-10-04
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7  $$$$
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FACTBOX-Key facts about UK bank Bradford & Bingley
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http://www.reuters.com/article/marketsNews/idUSLS24792220080928
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Bradford & Bingley:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bradford_%26_Bingley
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FSF [Financial Stability Forum] chair [Mario] Draghi to
brief in Amsterdam on Monday
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"group includ[es] central banks, supervisors and govern-
ment treasury departments"
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http://www.reuters.com/article/marketsNews/idUSAAT00751620080928
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Financial Stability Forum:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Financial_Stability_Forum
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Mario Draghi:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mario_Draghi
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U.S. Rescue Bill Is Said to Expand Fed Power on Rates
(Update2)
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"draft bill gives Fed authority as of Oct. 1 to pay
interest on reserves held at the central bank by
financial institutions"
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SWEET
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http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=aNLExAZ..wfw&refer=home
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Canada's Harper Joins G-7 Chorus, Pins Crisis on U.S.
(Update1) 
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"Harper joined a growing chorus of criticism within the
Group of Seven industrialized nations over the way the
financial system has been managed in the world's biggest
economy, highlighting the U.S.'s isolation"
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September 27, 2008

OREO 09 28 08

Filed under: news — jaspar @ 10:33 pm

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1  DISORDER
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__WE ARE NOT, AND NEVER HAVE BEEN, PSYCHOS__
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Former Gitmo prosecutor blasts tribunals
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"This is a system that has existed for six years, and I
think it is impossible for anyone in good conscience to
stand up and say he or she is provided all the discovery
in a case."
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/C/CB_GUANTANAMO_MILITARY_TRIALS?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-26-20-46-58
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A political meltdown followed the financial one
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"Rarely, it seemed, had Washington responded so quickly
with something so large, to a problem so dire.  And it
was, like the credit bubble itself, an illusion."
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As HM Paulson emerged from Thursday's failed meeting,
"reporters waiting outside...dropp[ed] to one knee half-
jokingly."
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/M/MELTDOWN_TALKS_WHAT_HAPPENED?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-26-20-25-04
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Analysis: Credit crisis erodes faith in Washington
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"This is madness to ask us, the taxpayers, to cover the
liabilities of Wall Street."
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/L/LOSING_FAITH_IN_WASHINGTON_ANALYSIS?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-27-17-46-59
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WHAT'S THIS ABOUT FAITH?
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Atheist soldier [Dustin Chalker] alleges discrimination
by military
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"[Lawsuit's] examples include [duh] programs for soldiers,
presentations by 'anti-Muslim activists' and a 'spiritual
handbook' for soldiers endorsed by...Petraeus"
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/M/MILITARY_RELIGION?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-26-19-33-17
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WHAT'S THIS ABOUT FAITH?
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In Financial Food Chains, Little Guys Can’t Win
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"Imagine...that a man who had much to do with creating
the present credit crisis now says he is the man to fix
this giant problem"
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Then add that this man thinks he is so indispensable that
he wants Congress to forbid any judicial or administra-
tive questioning of anything he does with your dollars."
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/28/business/28every.html
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3  ASIA
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THE BU$H PLAN (SYRIA)
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Iran denounces Western support for Israel
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The last Friday of Ramadan is "Al-Quds [= Jerusalem] Day."
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"'This day is a day of popular anger in the Arab and
Islamic nations.  It is directed toward all those who
are colluding against Palestine and Jerusalem,' [Ahmed]
Jibril said, in apparent reference to Arab nations that
have relations with Israel."
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/M/ML_IRAN_JERUSALEM_DAY?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-26-20-39-27
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Damascus car bomb another blow to Syrian security
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"The attack is unlikely to change Syrian policies, es-
pecially in pursuing indirect peace talks with Israel"
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http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSTRE48Q1U020080927?sp=true
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THE BU$H PLAN (IRAQ)
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Iraq hopes economic crisis won't affect US troops
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AP interviews Iraqi puppet foreign minister:
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"I think there is a new world now after this crisis,
and one has to be realistic about changes in attitudes
and policies due to this huge crisis that has affected
the world economy."
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/UN_GENERAL_ASSEMBLY?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-27-07-34-04
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Iraq: Kurdish politician [Riya Qahtan] killed in dis-
puted region [Jalula, Diyala Province]
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"two [puppet] policemen opened fire and shot Qahtan"
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/M/ML_IRAQ?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-27-14-04-36
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DEMOCRATIC PEOPLES REPUBLIC OF KOREA
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Statement by Pak Kil Yon, Vice-Minister of Foreign
Affairs of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
at the General Debate, Sixty-third session of the UN
General Assembly, New York, September 27, 2008
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http://www.un.org/ga/63/generaldebate/pdf/dprkorea_en.pdf
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PEOPLES REPUBLIC OF CHINA
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Chinese astronaut makes nation's first spacewalk 
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"Following the spacewalk, the craft is to release an 88-
pound satellite which is to circle the orbiter and send
back images to mission control."
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/A/AS_CHINA_SPACE?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-27-07-26-01
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Russia blasts US dominant role in world affairs
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"'The solidarity of the international community fostered
on the wave of struggle against terrorism turned out to
be somehow "privatized,"' Russian Foreign Minister Sergey
Lavrov told the U.N. General [Assembly]"
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http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/world/AP-UN-UN-General-Assembly-Russia.html
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Address by Sergey V. Lavrov, Foreign Minister of the
Russian Federation, at the 63rd Session of the UN
General Assembly
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http://www.un.org/ga/63/generaldebate/pdf/russia_en.pdf
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See next to last paragraph re protecting the truth from
becoming the first victim of war.
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AND
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Commentary of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
on US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice’s Address at
the Marshall Fund in Washington
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"not the first time that events provoked by Georgia’s
aggression against South Ossetia are crudely distorted
in a speech by a member of the American leadership."
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http://www.ln.mid.ru/brp_4.nsf/0/7EE246AB1D705E72C32574CC00439CF6
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5  LATAM
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BOLIVIA
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AP examines deadly clash on Bolivian jungle road
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"Fernandez and other provincial governors resent Morales'
decision to spend a portion of skyrocketing gas revenues
on a nationwide pension program that benefits the largely
indigenous poor."
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/L/LT_BOLIVIA_CRISIS?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-27-15-04-51
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Morales: Second Bolivian region [Chuquisaca Province]
expels US aid
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"congratulated local indigenous groups...for becoming
'territory free of ... American imperialism'"
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http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/world/AP-LT-Bolivia-US-Aid.html
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6  SUPERPOWER
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Town [Wakarusa IN] shows economic woes weighing on elec-
tion
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"Battered by tightening credit, soaring fuel prices and
slumping sales, RV companies have laid off thousands of
workers in the last several months"
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/E/ELECTION_ECONOMIC_PULSE?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-27-15-46-37
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7  $$$$
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__WE ARE NOT, AND NEVER HAVE BEEN, PSYCHOS__
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Crisis boosts urge to regulate in Europe
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Sarkozy:
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"The idea of the all-powerful market, unconstrained by
any rule or political intervention, is mad.
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The idea that markets are always right is mad."
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http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5j4E--sIm4IJS6ji0nmsV2ljJu5UwD93F1FE00
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Chinese regulator calls US lending 'ridiculous'
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Chairman of the Chinese Banking Regulatory Commission at
World Economic Forum in Tianjin:
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"He said [the PRC] has signed information-exchange
agreements on financial regulation with 32 other
countries since the turmoil began."
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Junk Bond Spreads Are Distressed for First Time in Six
Years 
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"Investors demand 10.25 percentage points more in yield
to own junk-rated securities than Treasuries"
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http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=a8dnSNt177Ys&refer=home
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High-yield debt:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High-yield_debt
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Asian Central Banks Cut Rates to Counter Impact of U.S.
Crisis
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"Taiwan [= Republic of China] cut borrowing costs on Sept.
25, joining China [= People's Republic of China], Austra-
lia and New Zealand"
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http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=aksQTJRPR6Do&refer=worldwide
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PRESS DIGEST - Middle East Economic Digest - Sept 27
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"round-up of...main Gulf Arab stories in Middle East
Economic Digest"
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http://www.reuters.com/article/marketsNews/idUSLR35085320080927?sp=true
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Meed:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Middle_East_Economic_Digest
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What $700B won't buy: a quick fix for the economy
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"It usually takes years to recover from a financial
crisis severe enough for politicians to ride to the
rescue with truckloads of taxpayer money."
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/B/BAILOUT_FALLOUT?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-27-14-45-12
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__MAJOR EXPOSE__
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Behind Insurer’s Crisis, a Blind Eye to a Web of Risk
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"Although America’s housing collapse is often"
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FALSELY
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"cited as having caused the crisis, the system was
vulnerable because of intricate financial contracts
known as credit derivatives, which insure debt holders
against default.
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They are fashioned privately and beyond the ken of
regulators"
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WHERE THERE'S A WILL --PROFIT-- THERE'S A WAY
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/28/business/28melt.html?hp=&pagewanted=all
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Wall Street, R.I.P.: The End of an Era, Even at Goldman
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"Goldman did what it has always done in the face of
rapidly changing events: it turned on a dime."
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/28/business/28lloyd.html?pagewanted=all
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8  MORE
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International Convention for the Control and Management
of Ships' Ballast Water and Sediments
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http://www.imo.org/conventions/mainframe.asp?topic_id=867
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Edit > Find > In Find box, enter: Background
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See OREO 09 18 08 | EUROPE | FRANCE | "France: Court
probes toxic waste trafficking" | links
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September 26, 2008

OREO 09 27 08

Filed under: news — jaspar @ 9:28 pm

OREO 09 27 08

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OREO 09 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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__THOU SHALT NOT IMPEACH BU$H__
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Air Force Instructor Details Harsh Interrogations |
Colonel Tells Senate Panel How U.S. Training Program
Was Adapted for Use Against Iraqi Detainees
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Harsh interogations?
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T-O-R-T-U-R-E
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/09/25/AR2008092504298_pf.html
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Contractor [CACI] says immune from Iraq torture lawsuits
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"saying it was doing the U.S. government's work"
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AH, SO!
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/A/ABU_GHRAIB_LAWSUITS?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-26-13-19-54
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Some 430,000 [CenterPoint Energy] Texas customers still
without power
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"13 days after Hurricane Ike hit the Gulf Coast"
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http://www.reuters.com/article/marketsNews/idUSN2628305120080926
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New terrorism risk review released Friday
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"[HSD] paid $450,000 for an independent organization to
make recommendations on a classified terrorism program,
but the review --which took two years to complete-- is
practically outdated"
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/H/HOMELAND_STUDY?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-26-13-46-53
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FACTBOX-Pentagon approves $1 bln in arms sales
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To: "France, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Pakistan"
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PUBLIC BRIBES
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http://www.reuters.com/article/marketsNews/idUSN2631858820080926?sp=true
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Editorial | The Mystery of Cell 102 | The circumstances
surrounding the death of a Prince George's inmate [Ronnie
White] are still murky
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"It's likely...investigators will find that the problems
at the correctional facility go beyond the death"
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SUPERPOWER RACISM
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/09/25/AR2008092503605.html
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2  AFRICA
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THE BU$H PLAN (SOMALIA)
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Analysis: Somalia crisis stalemated by Ethiopia
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"[Ethiopian] troops, whom many Somalis consider an occupy-
ing force, are seen by some as a catalyst for the violence
rather than a cure."
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/A/AF_ANL_SOMALIA_ANALYSIS?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-26-03-13-26
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3  ASIA
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THE BU$H PLAN (PALESTINE)
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Radical Settlers Take On Israel
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"the [settler] militants...have spawned a...strategy of
resistance designed to intimidate the state.
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This aggressive doctrine...calls on settlers and their
supporters to respond 'whenever, wherever and however'
they wish to any attempt by the Israeli Army or the
police to lay a finger on property in illegally built
outposts"
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"the policy is called 'price tag' or 'mutual concern.'"
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/26/world/middleeast/26settlers.html?pagewanted=all
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THE BU$H PLAN (IRAQ)
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Military: Roadside bomb kills US soldier in Iraq
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"blast that killed the soldier struck a vehicle that was
part of a combat patrol"
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/M/ML_IRAQ_US_CASUALTIES?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-26-03-17-54
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Dr. Moro: Iraqi Resistance Succeeded and Spoiled Occupa-
tion Projects
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"HEYET Net - Does this mean you believe that the resis-
tance has succeeded in foiling the U.S. project?
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Dr. Moro - Yes.  Iraqi Resistance succeeded in foiling
the U.S. project with all certainty [because] it caused
a coup [= an overthrow of servility] in the Islamic world
and gave the ummah new hope and the value it deserves..." 
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"if there was not the Iraqi resistance, the resistance
over the other countries in the multinational dimension
would not [have] spread.  Because it gave hope to the
people for having broken the prestige of the United States
and preventing it from achieving its objectives in Iraq."
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http://www.heyetnet.org/eng/mansetler/3264-dr-moro-iraqi-resistance-succeeded-and-spoiled-occupation-projects.html
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Ummah:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ummah
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THE BU$H PLAN (AFGHANISTAN)
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Suicide bomber kills 5 in Afghanistan
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"targeted a militia commander working for...U.S. forces"
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/A/AS_AFGHAN_VIOLENCE?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-26-04-58-15
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THE BU$H PLAN (PAKISTAN)
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Pakistani, U.S. clash won't escalate: analysts
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"If they let U.S. activity go unchecked they lose domestic
credibility.  So they have to do this kind of thing but not
with the intention of destroying U.S. helicopters"
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http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSTRE48O7Y920080926?sp=true
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Phoney War:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phony_war
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3 killed in bomb attack on Pakistan train
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"derailed a train in central Pakistan"
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/A/AS_PAKISTAN_TRAIN_ATTACK?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-26-05-35-35
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Hasilpur:
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THE BU$H PLAN (PHILIPPINES)
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Philippines: 11 killed in clashes
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"three soldiers were killed Friday after they tripped
landmines"  "No bodies of the [duh] rebel casualties
have been recovered"
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/A/AS_PHILIPPINES_COMMUNIST_REBELS?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-26-05-03-49
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MYANMAR
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MPF [Myanmar Police Force] summons and warns NLD [National
League for Democracy] CEC [central executive committee]
members
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"[NLD special] announcement used words
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that could harm national security, stability and tranquil-
ity of the State;
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that has led the people to misunderstand and mistrust the
government;
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that discredited and undermined the friendship and coopera-
tion between the government and governments of other coun-
tries and NGOs including the United Nations;
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and that were tantamount to insulting the people who had
freely voted in the referendum."
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SUPERPOWER-INSPIRED "WORDS" ARE A MANY-
SIDED SUBVERSION OF THE TARGET SOCIETY!
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[>] September 26, 2008 | left column | item 3
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http://www.myanmar.com/newspaper/nlm/index.html
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4 EUROPE
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Polish Sausage-Seller, Czech Carmaker Reel as Currencies
Soar
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"Record currency advances in Poland, the Czech Republic
and Hungary...are devastating exporters, crimping tourism,
reducing the value of EU aid and bedeviling policy makers"
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http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601109&sid=aP7tNq_oH8As&refer=home
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GERMANY
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Merkel's Bavarian Allies Struggling to Hang on to 50-Year
Grip 
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"testing her own grip on power a year before she faces an
national election"
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http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=a2xk8NgYUz3s&refer=worldwide
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Christian Democratic Union (Germany):
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christian_Democratic_Union
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RUSSIAN FEDERATION
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JPMorgan names Russia reformer Chubais to [international
advisory] board
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"chiefly responsible for the breakneck privatisation of
Soviet assets in the 1990s, which saw major industries
sold off at bargain prices."
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http://www.reuters.com/article/marketsNews/idUSLP18050820080926?sp=true
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5  LATAM
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ARGENTINA
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UPDATE 2-Argentina's August trade surplus jumps sevenfold
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Exports: "11 percent increase in volume and a 36 percent
increase in...price"
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http://www.reuters.com/article/marketsNews/idUSN2631245020080926?sp=true
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VENEZUELA
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Russia, Venezuela sign oil and gas deals
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And: "signed a...memorandum calling for the establishment
of a body that would oversee broader cooperation in oil
and gas between the energy-rich nations."
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/E/EU_RUSSIA_VENEZUELA?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-26-06-45-24
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6  SUPERPOWER
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WaMu is largest U.S. bank failure
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"largest U.S. savings and loan"
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http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSTRE48P01R20080926?sp=true
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Washington Mutual:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WaMu
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Second-quarter growth revised down on softer spending
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"Gross Domestic Product...expanded at a 2.8 percent rate
in the April-June second quarter rather than the 3.3 per-
cent rate it [the Commerce Department] estimated a month
ago."
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http://www.reuters.com/article/gc04/idUSTRE48P41720080926?sp=true
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Fed undertaking 3-day reverse repurchase agreement
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http://www.reuters.com/article/marketsNews/idUSNYG00132020080926
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Repurchase agreement | United States Federal Reserve use
of repos:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Repurchase_agreement#United_States_Federal_Reserve_use_of_repos
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Gas shortage wipes out weekend across the South
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"There's talk of calling off college football."
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YA SEEN ONE GAME, YA SEEN 'EM ALL
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/G/GAS_SHORTAGE?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-26-17-28-53
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__NO BAILOUTS?  WHERE WOULD WALL STREET BE?__
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List of government bailouts over the past century
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/F/FINANCIAL_RESCUES_LIST?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-26-16-40-14
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Wall Street trips and states take the fall
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"New York, Connecticut, New Jersey and other states...rely
heavily on tax revenue from investment banks and the big
salaries and million-dollar bonuses"
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JUST HOW DO YOU MEAN "TRIPS"?
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/F/FINANCIAL_MELTDOWN_STATES?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-26-14-04-09
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U.S. Treasury balances at Fed fell on Sept 25
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"Treasury said it issued $4 million in individual income
tax refunds and $162 million in corporate income tax re-
funds."
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YEH
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http://www.reuters.com/article/marketsNews/idUSN25TBAL20080926
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7  $$$$
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Asian shares mostly lower amid uncertainly over US
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"Bank of Japan injected another 1.5 trillion yen
($14.1 billion) into Tokyo money markets Friday"
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/A/AS_ASIAN_MARKETS?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-26-07-23-31
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HSBC to cut 1,100 jobs worldwide
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"Europe's largest bank by market value"
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/A/AS_HONG_KONG_HSBC_JOB_CUTS?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-26-07-10-36
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HSBC:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HSBC
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Asia's banks may be less pristine than assumed
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"loan-deposit ratios in Korea, India and Indonesia and
elsewhere soared, meaning lending at these banks was far
higher than the pace at which deposits grew"
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http://www.reuters.com/article/ousiv/idUSTRE48P37120080926?sp=true
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loan-deposit ratio:
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http://www.investorwords.com/2861/loan_deposit_ratio.html
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__WE ARE NOT, AND NEVER HAVE BEEN, CROOKS__
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Wall Street Executives Scored $3 Billion as Banks Rose
and Fell
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"Wall Street's five biggest firms paid more than $3 bil-
lion in the last five years to their top executives, while
they presided over the packaging and sale of loans that
helped bring down the investment-banking system."
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http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601109&sid=a96vQtgKS3BM&refer=home
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TEXT-Fed statement on coordinated liquidity provision
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"These arrangements have been authorized through January
30, 2009."
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http://www.reuters.com/article/marketsNews/idUSLQ40754520080926
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U.S. has room to borrow after record supply week
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"This week, the cost to insure against the United States
defaulting on its debt in 10 years hit a record high"
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Defaulting?
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HOW ABOUT OUTRIGHT ABROGATION
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http://www.reuters.com/article/marketsNews/idUSN2631028720080926?pageNumber=2&virtualBrandChannel=0&sp=true
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William M. Isaac | A Better Way to Bolster Banks
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"[Isaac] was chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance
Corp. from 1981 to 1985."
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/09/26/AR2008092602200_pf.html
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Savings and loan crisis:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S%26L_Crisis
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**  Sarkozy Advocates Systemic Change After Crisis
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"to construct from scratch a new financial and monetary
framework to replace the U.S.-dominated system set up at
Bretton Woods, N.H., in 1944."
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/09/25/AR2008092504285_pf.html
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Bretton Woods system:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bretton_Woods_system
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September 25, 2008

OREO 09 26 08

Filed under: news — jaspar @ 9:05 pm

OREO 09 26 08

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OREO 09 26 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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__THOU SHALT NOT IMPEACH BU$H__
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Top Officials Knew in 2002 of Harsh Interrogations
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"The details of the controversial program were discussed
in multiple meetings inside the White House over a two-
year period"
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Harsh interogations?
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T-O-R-T-U-R-E
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/09/24/AR2008092403355.html
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Interrogator details pre-Abu Ghraib abuses
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"[Joint Personnel Recovery Agency]...sent a small team to 
Iraq in September 2003 to help a special forces task force
improve its interrogations of stubborn prisoners."
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MAKE 'EM SAY WHAT *WE* WANT 'EM TO SAY!
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/I/IRAQ_INTERROGATION?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-25-18-36-17
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Joint Personnel Recovery Agency:
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http://www.jfcom.mil/about/com_jpra.htm
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Among core capabilities: "Provide support to operations,
exercises, and deploying forces"
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Michael Hudson | The Insanity of the $700 Billion Giveaway
| The Big Bank Job | [>] September 25, 2008
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"One last $700 billion heist and they [Wall Street bankers,
brokers and fund managers] can make their getaway."
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THE PERFECT SANITY OF INSANITY
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http://www.counterpunch.org/
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Lawyer accuses Pentagon in Gitmo evidence case
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"the chief prosecutor for the military commissions at
Guantanamo is seeking a psychological exam for Army Lt.
Col. Darrel Vandeveld, who quit as a prosecutor"
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THE PERFECT SANITY OF INSANITY
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/C/CB_GUANTANAMO_MILITARY_TRIALS?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-25-11-04-45
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Man falls to death after police [Taser] stun gun shock
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"police officer shocked him...as he stood on a building
ledge"
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A BRAND NEW CODE OF LAWS IS NEEDED TO DEAL WITH NUMEROUS
ACTS NOT COVERED BY THE OLD CODE OF LAWS STILL IN EFFECT
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/S/STUN_GUN_DEATH?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-25-09-19-00
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3  ASIA
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THE BU$H PLAN (PALESTINE)
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Israeli professor wounded in Jerusalem bomb attack
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"outspoken critic of Jewish West Bank settlements"
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/M/ML_ISRAEL_PROFESSOR_WOUNDED?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-25-10-58-00
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THE BU$H PLAN (IRAQ)
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UPDATE 1-Bomb-jamming specialist Allen-Vanguard to cut
jobs
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"prevent[s] the detonation of remotely-controlled bombs"
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Prevents?  Delays!
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IT LETS OCCUPATION TROOPS GET BY, THEN IT
DETONATES BOMB IN THE MIDST OF CIVILIANS!
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Clever-r-r psywar.
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http://www.reuters.com/article/marketsNews/idUSN2551040020080925
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NRC to inspect AEP Mich. Cook 1 reactor after fire
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"turbine generator fire on Sept. 20 and degradation of
the fire suppression system."
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http://www.reuters.com/article/marketsNews/idUSN2527572420080925
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Iraqi Red Crescent Paralyzed by Allegations
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"group's former president...recruited by Bush administra-
tion officials to resuscitate Iraq's health-care system,
left the country this summer after the issuance of arrest
warrants for him and his deputies."
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THE SUPERPOWER'S HUMANITARIAN MISSIONS EQUAL
MANY-SIDED SUBVERSION OF THE TARGET SOCIETY!
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/09/24/AR2008092403938_pf.html
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International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Crescent
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THE BU$H PLAN (AFGHANISTAN)
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__ONGOING SUPERPOWER SOCIOCIDE__
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**  As Crime Increases in Kabul, So Does Nostalgia for
Taliban
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"More and more, people here look back to the era of harsh
Taliban rule from 1996 to 2001, describing it as a time of
security and peace."
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/09/24/AR2008092403339.html
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THE BU$H PLAN (PAKISTAN)
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NATO: Pakistani troops fire on US helicopters
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"Two American OH-58 reconnaissance helicopters...were on
a [duh] routine afternoon patrol in the eastern province
of Khost when they received small arms fire from a Paki-
stani border post"
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/A/AS_AFGHANISTAN?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-25-10-33-32
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Pakistani and American Troops Exchange Fire
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"Pakistan’s president...said...his nation’s military had
fired only flares at the helicopters"
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IT'S OFFICIAL: PUPPET PAKISTAN
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/26/world/asia/26military.html
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JAPAN
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Japan Feels Neither Moral Obligation nor Sense of Shame
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"Japan, like Germany and Italy, is a war criminal state
which provoked World War II, bringing immeasurable mis-
fortune and pain to the Asian people." 
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THE INDELIBLE STAIN THAT CAN NEVER BE WASHED AWAY
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[>] September 25, 2008 | Item 10
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http://www.kcna.co.jp/index-e.htm
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NEW ZEALAND
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Troops bound for Afghanistan, Iraq train together
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"New Zealand soldiers are practicing breaking into build-
ings"
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WELLINGTON HAS SOMETHING TO LOOK FORWARD TO
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/E/EU_GERMANY_MILITARY_TRAINING?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-25-08-38-53
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New Zealand Economy Shrank 0.2%, Confirming Recession
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"marked slowdown led by the household sector."
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ANOTHER KIND OF BREAKING INTO BUILDINGS
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http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=a5BbMPsVPHsE&refer=home
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PEOPLES REPUBLIC OF CHINA
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China's third manned space mission blasts off
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"rapidly advancing program has raised disquiet in Western
capitals and in Tokyo"
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POOR LIL' PUPPIES, AAW
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http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSTRE48O1U320080925?sp=true
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4 EUROPE
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CZECH REPUBLIC
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__THE PREPOSTEROUS IN OVERDRIVE__
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Russian spies accused of agitating Czechs over US
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"The Czech Republic's three intelligence services chiefs
have been summoned to parliament's lower chamber to pro-
vide details"
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CZECHS HAVE NO COMMON SENSE, YOU SEE
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/E/EU_CZECH_RUSSIA_MISSILE_DEFENSE?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-25-07-53-44
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5  LATAM
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CUBA
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José Ramón Machado Ventura | "Fabulous fortunes cannot
continue to be wasted while millions of human beings
are starving and [are] dying of curable diseases" |
Speech at 63d Session of the UN General Assembly in
New York, September 24, 2008 | text
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http://www.granma.cu/ingles/2008/septiembre/juev25/onu-disc.html
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CHILE
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Chile's [Cencosud] lands $140 mln loan from World Bank's
IFC
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"to refinance debt of the company's Argentina subsidiary."
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http://www.reuters.com/article/marketsNews/idUSN2513305020080925
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International Finance Corporation:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Finance_Corporation
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HAITI
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Judith Scherr | Blue Helmets in Haiti | Tanks Not Tractors
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CLINTON'S REVENGE ON HAITI FOR
WHAT HAPPENED A LONG TIME AGO!
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http://www.counterpunch.org/scherr09252008.html
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Haitian Revolution:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haitian_Revolution
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6  SUPERPOWER
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August new homes prices, sales plummet
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Sales: "lowest point in more than 17 years"
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http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSTRE48O54O20080925
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Jobless claims pushed to 7-year high
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"increased by 32,000 to a seasonally-adjusted 493,000,
much higher than analysts' expectations of 445,000."
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WHY ARE HIGH-TUITION UNIVERSITIES
UNEXPECTEDLY TURNING OUT DUNCES ?
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/J/JOBLESS_CLAIMS?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-25-10-23-20
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Durable goods orders drop 4.5 percent in August
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"largest amount in seven months"
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/D/DURABLE_GOODS?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-25-09-15-17
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Tempers flare at pumps; Easley says gas coming
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"it was one of the few stations in Charlotte [NC] with
fuel."
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http://www.wcnc.com/news/topstories/stories/wcnc-092508-krg-gaslines.ae402e52.html
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Chrysler to cut 250 salaried workers
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"majority of dismissals coming as soon as Friday."
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http://www.reuters.com/article/ousiv/idUSTRE48O9OX20080925
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UPDATE 1-Bailout won't "gut" defense budget --US Navy
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"Chief of Naval Operations...said there had not yet been
much discussion within the Pentagon about the impact of
the financial crisis"
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IT IS TO MAKE MERRY
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http://www.reuters.com/article/marketsNews/idUSN2517778220080926?sp=true
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7  $$$$
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Credit Derivatives Market Shrinks 12% [to $54.6 trillion],
First Decline
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"Credit-default swaps grew 100-fold since 2001 as in-
surance companies, hedge funds and investors used the
derivatives to protect against bond losses and specu-
late on companies' abilities to pay their debt."
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http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=a3PO453H_A58&refer=home
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Credit default swap:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Credit_default_swap
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`Race to Bottom' at Moody's, S&P Secured Subprime's Boom,
Bust
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"two largest bond-analysis providers repeatedly eased
their standards as they pursued profits from structured
investment pools sold by their clients"
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http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601109&sid=ax3vfya_Vtdo&refer=home
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Structured finance | Credit Ratings
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Structured_finance#Credit_ratings
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UPDATE 2-US commercial paper market shrinks most in a
year
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"swift erosion of this cornerstone of short term lending
for banks and companies is a canary in a coalmine for the
economy"
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http://www.reuters.com/article/marketsNews/idUSN2551111920080925
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Value Creation's oil sands upgrader halted - report
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"construction...delayed by three or four years."
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http://www.reuters.com/article/marketsNews/idUSN2537767420080925
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Oil sands:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oil_sands
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UPDATE 2-Corporate bonds defaults may top 23 pct by 2010
-S&P
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"the heat will eventually spread among non-financials and
add significantly to cumulative default pressure on a much
bigger scale than has materialized to date"
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TSUNAMI 2
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http://www.reuters.com/article/marketsNews/idUSN2550615220080925
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James K. Galbraith |  Bailout We Don't Need
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"the bailout is to buy assets that are illiquid but not
worthless.  But regular banks hold assets like that all
the time.  They're called 'loans.'"
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/09/24/AR2008092403033.html
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U.S. Appeals Abroad Fall Flat as Leaders See No Crisis at
Home 
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"foreign leaders balked at similar fixes for their own
economies, a few even dismissing the credit meltdown as
an American problem"
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G(OO)FY
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/09/24/AR2008092403943_pf.html
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__WE ARE NOT, AND NEVER HAVE BEEN, CROOKS__
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FBI Began Investigating AIG in March
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"whether the insurance giant knowingly concealed mammoth
losses"
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/09/24/AR2008092403589.html
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Paulson Plan Aimed at Helping `Poorly Run' Banks, [BB&T'S
CEO] Allison Says
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"Treasury [Department] 'is totally dominated by Wall Street
investment bankers' and 'cannot be relied on to objectively
assess' the impact of government policy on the financial
industry"
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http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601109&sid=afxCLBycUdbc&refer=home
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See OREO 09 04 08 | SUPERPOWER | "BB&T Deal Eases Com-
stock's Debt | Workout to Foreclose on Six Properties"
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http://finance.groups.yahoo.com/group/O-r-e-o/message/480
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Citi may sell $79 billion in bailout plan: Fox Pitt
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"about $79.4 billion of Citigroup's...troubled assets may
be eligible for sale under the government's [?] proposed
bail out plan"
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http://www.reuters.com/article/ousiv/idUSTRE48O99U20080925
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Fed keeps banks afloat as money market crisis deepens
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"U.S. banks and money managers borrowed a record amount
from the Federal Reserve in the latest week, nearly $188
billion a day on average, showing the central bank went
to extremes"
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STATE MONOPOLY CAPITALISM, HALLELUJUH!
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http://www.reuters.com/article/ousiv/idUSTRE48O9B920080925?sp=true
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OREO 09 25 08

Filed under: news — jaspar @ 7:13 am

OREO 09 25 08

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OREO 09 25 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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Muslim group seeks probe of 'radical Islam' DVD
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"The DVDs...were inserted this month into more than 70
newspapers" and "targeted about 28 million households"
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Among the newspapers:
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THE CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/R/REL_RADICAL_ISLAM_VIDEO?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-23-20-18-35
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Probe: Medicare paid billions in suspect claims
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"special diabetic shoes for leg amputees"
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/M/MEDICARE_FRAUD?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-24-05-57-53
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Guantanamo prosecutor quits over detainee case
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"his office suppressed evidence that could clear a young
Afghan detainee"
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THERE IS NO CRIME THE SUPERPOWER WILL NOT COMMIT
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/C/CB_GUANTANAMO_MILITARY_TRIALS?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-24-20-39-49
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2  AFRICA
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ZIMBABWE
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AP Interview: Mugabe urges West to lift sanctions
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"Mugabe...dismissed calls from those who say he should be
tried for human rights abuses.

'I'm sure they forget I am not Mr. Bush who invaded Iraq
... Probably they mistake me for him.  Isn't that the man
who should be tried before I am tried?"
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/UN_MUGABE_INTERVIEW?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-24-20-56-42
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3  ASIA
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NOL exec warns of Asia-Europe shipping overcapacity
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"The current situation in Asia-Europe is far worse than
during the last cyclical downturn."
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http://www.reuters.com/article/marketsNews/idUSSIN19052820080924
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Neptune Orient Lines:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neptune_Orient_Lines
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THE BU$H PLAN (IRAQ)
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At least 20 killed in ambush north of Baghdad
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"12 [puppet] policemen and eight [collaborator] anti-
Qaeda fighters"
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20080924/wl_afp/iraqunrestdiyala_080924164204
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AND
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Iraqi police raise death toll in ambush to 35
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"suicide bomber also killed a U.S. soldier"
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/M/ML_IRAQ?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-25-06-16-26
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THE BU$H PLAN (AFGHANISTAN)
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Attacks kill 5 [puppet] police in Afghan capital Kabul 
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& "wounded Kabul's [puppet] chief criminal investigator."
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/A/AS_AFGHANISTAN?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-24-01-26-34
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The Smart Money in Afghanistan
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"'Afghanization' is now a buzzword and foreign construc-
tion projects now fly the Afghan flag."
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THE SUPERPOWER'S HUMANITARIAN MISSIONS EQUAL
MANY-SIDED SUBVERSION OF THE TARGET SOCIETY!
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/09/23/AR2008092302324.html
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THE BU$H PLAN (PAKISTAN)
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Drone crashed in NW Pakistan: military
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"The military did not identify the drone as a U.S.
aircraft."
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IT'S OFFICIAL: PUPPET PAKISTAN
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http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSTRE48MC9J20080924
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Gates Is Pessimistic On Pakistani Support
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"'Frankly, I think one of the keys in terms of expanding
our cooperation with the Pakistanis is identifying common
threats,' he said. 'They do not see some of these groups 
in the same way we do.'"
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THE CIA MESSES WITH OUR MINDS
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/09/23/AR2008092300091.html
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US bans Americans from Pakistan hotels
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"The ban on hotel stays applies only to government em-
ployees, who frequently used the Marriott."
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Government employees?
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BLACK HOUSE-CIA-FBI COMPLEX
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http://au.news.yahoo.com/a/-/world/5039158/bans-americans-pakistan-hotels/
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JAPAN
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Japan: Hundreds protest US carrier arrival
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"about 50,000 U.S. troops are deployed throughout Japan"
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PUPPET-JAPAN NEEDS TO KICK OUT THE SUPERPOWER
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/A/AS_JAPAN_US_CARRIER?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-24-08-29-07
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Japan posts rare trade deficit on high fuel costs
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"and falling car exports"
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/A/AS_JAPAN_TRADE_DEFICIT?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-25-07-08-27
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VIET NAM
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FedEx raises Vietnam services capacity five-fold
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"the last 15 years has seen Vietnam emerge as a powerful
economic force in this region"
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http://www.reuters.com/article/marketsNews/idUSHAN9606720080924
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4 EUROPE
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ALBANIA
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FEATURE-Little Albania grows towards the mainstream
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"Only a few people lead the good life.  The rest are hav-
ing trouble making ends meet because of rising prices."
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http://www.reuters.com/article/marketsNews/idUSA20080925?sp=true
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ITALY
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EU funds for poor to be spent on football
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"European Commission [may] investigate why funding meant
to help one of the country's poorest regions is actually
being funnelled to one of the world's richest football
federations."
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http://au.news.yahoo.com/a/-/world/5039276/eu-funds-poor-spent-football/
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Association football [soccer]:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Association_football
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5  LATAM
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BRAZIL
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CEO says Vale to stick to China price demands-report
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"The attempt to raise prices months after the annual
prices had already been negotiated was unprecedent[ed]"
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http://www.reuters.com/article/marketsNews/idUSN2447534820080924
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6  SUPERPOWER
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Report: More factory farming but oversight lags
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"Some huge livestock farms produce more raw waste than
cities as large as Philadelphia or Houston."
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BUT NOT NEARLY AS MUCH AS WASHINGTON DC
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/F/FARM_POLLUTION?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-24-00-05-50
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U.S. gasoline stocks fall to new record low: EIA
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"as refinery utilization rates sank to record lows"
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http://www.reuters.com/article/ousiv/idUSTRE48N59X20080924
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Mail volume down in slow economy
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"volume could decline by as much as nine billion items
in the current fiscal year."
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/M/MAIL_VOLUME?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-24-14-59-18
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U.S. farmers may face cash flow squeeze --official
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"In most parts of the country farm values have been
increasing at double-digit rates annually."
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http://www.reuters.com/article/marketsNews/idUSN2451963720080924?sp=true
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Studies Show Strain of Medical Bills
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"the toll health care is increasingly placing on working
families, even for those who have health insurance."
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/25/business/25health.html
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7  $$$$
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World central banks pump more cash into tense markets
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"the short-term lending market in which banks lend to
each other has repeatedly seized up...because of in-
creasing worries over the creditworthiness of borrowers."
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MORE BELOW
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http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSTRE48N1Z120080924
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Main Street voices irritation with Wall Street
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Nonetheless--
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"Nearly two-thirds of the public thinks the government
bailout plan is the right thing to do"
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THIS IS AN ITEM ON THE EVIL PEOPLE'S RAPSHEET
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/B/BAILOUT_BLUES?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-23-20-40-08
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Money-Market Rate Climbs as Bank Funding Constraints Worsen 
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"Demand for central bank loans backed by collateral surged
this week as financial institutions hoard cash and balk at
lending to each other on concern more banks will fail.
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Libor loans aren't secured and typically command rates above
those of secured loans of similar maturities."
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http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=ahfOalHOb48w&refer=home
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Term auction facility:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Term_Auction_Facility
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London Interbank Offered Rate:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Libor
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__WE ARE NOT, AND NEVER HAVE BEEN, CROOKS__
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FBI Probing Fannie, Freddie, AIG, Lehman in Subprime
Collapse
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"Those companies are among 26"
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http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=a_oZZHsX.QIM&refer=home
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Jimmy Carter says bailout plan is faulty
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"It gives [Paulson] dictatorial power with no supervision"
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/C/CARTER_BAILOUT?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-24-10-37-42
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Home Resales in U.S. Fall 2.2% to 4.91 Million Pace
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"and prices dropped the most on record"
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http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=aqZOHUemgX8M&refer=home
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U.S. Ad Spending Falls 3.7%, Biggest Drop Since 2001
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"as automakers and phone companies cut marketing budgets"
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http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=a6yBA50FdY6A&refer=home
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Bringing Down Wall Street as Ratings Let Loose Subprime
Scourge 
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"the New York-based companies [S&P & Moody] stamped out
top ratings on debt pools that included $3.2 trillion of
loans to homebuyers with bad credit and undocumented in-
comes between 2002 and 2007."
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http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601109&sid=ah839IWTLP9s&refer=home
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Standard & Poor's:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S%26P
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Click
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Moody's:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moody%27s
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Paul Craig Roberts | The Bitter Fruits of Deregulation |
Mortgaging the Nation | September 24, 2008
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"The US is not a superpower.  The US is a financially
dependent country that foreign lenders can close down
at will."
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http://www.counterpunch.org/roberts09242008.html
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AND
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**  U.S. will lose financial superpower status: Germany
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"[German Finance Minister Steinbrueck} blamed the United
States on Thursday for spawning the global financial
crisis with a blind drive for higher profits and said it
would now have to accept greater market regulation and a
loss of its financial superpower status."
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Blind drive for higher profits?
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THE SUPERPOWER'S DECLARATION OF WORLD $LAVERY
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http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSTRE48O2LS20080925
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CBO Chief Says Rescue Plan Could Worsen Economic Crisis
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"[some] companies 'look solvent today only because...[the
true state of their affairs is] kind of hidden,'...[the
director of the Congressional Budget Office] said.  'They
actually are insolvent' already"
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/09/24/AR2008092402799_pf.html
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President Bush’s Speech to the Nation on the Economic Crisis
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/24/business/economy/24text-bush.html?pagewanted=all
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Oreo Archive:
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http://groups.yahoo.com/group/O-r-e-o
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September 23, 2008

OREO 09 24 08

Filed under: news — jaspar @ 8:07 pm

OREO 09 24 08

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OREO 09 24 08
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Newsstories of interest:
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** = Important  [in this edition: 3 ]
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MH = Misleading Headline  [in this edition:  ]
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1  DISORDER
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CEO murdered by mob of sacked Indian workers
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"chief executive...dismissed them from a factory in a
suburb of Delhi."
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http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/asia/article4810644.ece
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GAO: Nuke detection equipment to cost $3.1 billion
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"monitors now...can detect the presence of radiation,
but they cannot distinguish between threatening and
non-threatening material.  Radioactive material can be
found naturally in ceramics and kitty litter"
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/N/NUCLEAR_DETECTORS?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-22-19-18-17
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Police say officer feared insulin pump was weapon
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"Ernest Griglen had brain surgery after the June 15
encounter with police and has been clinging to life
with help from a ventilator."
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/D/DIABETIC_DRIVER?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-22-21-24-33
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ACLU: Conn. inmate on hunger strike is force fed
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"the hunger strike amounts to political speech"
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CAN'T HAVE THAT
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/H/HUNGER_STRIKE?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-22-23-48-39
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US judge delays Guantanamo appeals
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"The court is [>] satisfied that the government is not
dragging its feet in an attempt to delay these matters
beyond what is necessary to protect the national secur-
ity"
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http://au.news.yahoo.com/a/-/world/5033350/judge-delays-guantanamo-appeals/
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NZ coroner: Power cut[-off] contributed to woman's death
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"because of an unpaid bill"
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/A/AS_NEW_ZEALAND_POWER_CUTOFF_DEATH?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-23-09-43-28
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2  AFRICA
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THE BU$H PLAN (SOMALIA)
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**  US Navy: Shipping companies must tackle piracy
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"rather than rely on the U.S. Navy" which "last month...
establish[ed] a security corridor patrolled by an inter-
national coalition of warships" --"destroyers, frigates
and an aircraft carrier"
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TOMORROW'S NEWS: NAVY LANDS MARINES IN SOMALIA
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See below THE BU$H PLAN (AFGHANISTAN) | "U.S. has no more
troops for Afghan war until spring."
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/M/ML_GULF_US_NAVY_PIRACY?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-23-13-53-49
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EGYPT
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A real-life Ramadan drama | A spate of charges against
a number of leading businessmen has thrown a spotlight
on the link between wealth and political power
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"an inevitable result of the [duh] transition from a
centrally planned to a market-oriented economy."
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THE ECONOMY OF A NEO-COLONIAL COUNTRY
IS CENTRALLY PLANNED FROM WALL STREET
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http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/2008/915/eg6.htm
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ETHIOPIA
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2 aid workers are reported kidnapped in Ethiopia 
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"The region is being explored for oil and gas." "Ogaden
National Liberation Front attacked a Chinese-run oil ex-
ploration field in April 2007, killing 74 people."
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/E/ETHIOPIA_KIDNAPPING?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-23-09-44-59
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Ogaden:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ogaden
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SOUTH AFRICA
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South African cabinet members resign: presidency
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RING AROUND THE ROSIE
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But...
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"All the ministers have expressed their availability
to assist the incoming administration"
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20080923/wl_afp/safricapoliticsresignministers_080923130410
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AND
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South Africa's [Finance Minister] Manuel Agrees to Serve
New President
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http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=ajLzWBaLqGIo&refer=worldwide
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ZIMBABWE
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Zim[babwe] secures $80 million credit
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"from Egypt-based African Export-Import Bank to buy
grain and import oil"
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http://www.afrol.com/articles/30908
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3  ASIA
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THE BU$H PLAN (PALESTINE)
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Sheikh Dari Meets the Palestinian Arab Front
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"His Eminence Sheikh Dr. al Dhari said the Palestinian
resistance ended the dream of the State of Greater Israel
while the Iraqi resistance ended the American projects in
Iraq."
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http://www.heyetnet.org/eng/meetings/3260-sheikh-dari-meets-the-palestinian-arab-front-.html
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Greater Israel:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greater_Israel
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THE BU$H PLAN (IRAQ)
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US soldiers [>] accidentally kill Sunni leader in Iraq
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"The Awakening Councils have become targets of
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al-Qaida [here meaning the Iraqi Resistance],
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the [puppet] government and
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sometimes even the U.S. forces."
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/M/ML_IRAQ?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-23-15-07-25
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VA quadruples payment to vets with brain injuries
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"as the number of such war wounds mounts from the
roadside bombings of Iraq and Afghanistan."
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From roadside bombings in Afghanistan & Iraq?  Partly.
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BUT MOSTLY FROM THE SUPERPOWER'S
INVASION AND OCCUPATION OF BOTH!
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/V/VETERANS_BRAIN_INJURY?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-23-15-14-50
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THE BU$H PLAN (AFGHANISTAN)
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2 Afghan officials killed in bomb blast
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"a [puppet] district chief and a [puppet] police chief"
"four bodyguards were...wounded"
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/A/AS_AFGHAN_VIOLENCE?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-23-01-13-04
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**  U.S. has no more troops for Afghan war until spring
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The Superpower "now has about 33,000 troops in Afghani-
stan, including 13,000 under NATO command."
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See above THE BU$H PLAN (SOMALIA) | "US Navy: Shipping
companies must tackle piracy."
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http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSTRE48M93M20080923
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THE BU$H PLAN (IRAN)
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Iranian president blames US for market collapse
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"collapse of global financial markets was due in large
part to U.S. military interventions abroad."
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EXACTLY
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/UN_GENERAL_ASSEMBLY?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-23-11-03-15
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THE BU$H PLAN (PAKISTAN)
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[British Airways] cancels Pakistan flights indefinitely:
airline
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"In light of the security situation in Pakistan"
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http://au.news.yahoo.com/a/-/world/5035301/ba-cancels-pakistan-flights-indefinitely-airline/
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Pakistan hit by smaller attacks, killing at last 10
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"killed nine policemen at a checkpoint in the valley
of Swat"
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/mcclatchy/20080922/wl_mcclatchy/3052435
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Swat, Pakistan:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swat,_Pakistan
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4 EUROPE
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RUSSIAN FEDERATION
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National Anti-Corruption Plan
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"corruption...[is] the inevitable consequence of excess
administration by the State"
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http://www.kremlin.ru/eng/text/docs/2008/07/206715.shtml
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5  LATAM
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CUBA
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**  USAID, key weapon in dirty war on Latin America
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"USAID’s public confession...leads one to notice...how
this agency is combining its actions throughout Latin
America with the rest of [the] imperial network of in-
terference."
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http://www.granma.cu/ingles/2008/septiembre/mar23/usaid.html
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VENEZUELA
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Venezuela's international reserve increased 281%
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"we have more than 38 billion dollars" "in United States
about 375 million dollars, which is something like 1% of
our reserves."
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http://www.abn.info.ve/go_news5.php?articulo=150181&lee=17
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6  SUPERPOWER
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Millions spend half of income on housing
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"15 percent of American homeowners with a mortgage...are
spending half of their income or more on housing costs"
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Or more?
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S'DEATH
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/C/CASH_STRAPPED_HOMEOWNERS?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-23-07-04-28
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Lead financial services lawmaker [Spencer Bachus] defends
trading
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"the powerful congressman['s]...statements alone can in-
fluence markets."
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NO BRIBES, PLEASE!  ARRANGEMENTS WILL DO. 
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/C/CONGRESSMAN_STOCK_TRADER?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-23-14-52-43
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Jesse Jackson | Bail Out on This Bailout | A Breath-
taking Insult to the Constitution | September 23, 2008 
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"Decades of reckless economic policies and batty ideas --
deregulation, disemboweling regulatory agencies, allowing
a shadow banking system to develop without limits, market
fundamentalists preaching nonsense about markets always
being efficient and self-correcting-- left Wall Street’s
speculators free to gamble on their own."
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NOW THEY WISH TO GAMBLE ON OUR TWO-TRILLION-DOLLAR DIME
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Ah, what sly dogs they are!
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http://www.counterpunch.org/
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Shadow banking system?
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See my Aug 19, 2007 essay "The Exchange":
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http://groups.yahoo.com/group/PoliticalEssays/message/963
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The links to Norris' NYT articles are still live!
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7  $$$$  [Later newsstories?  SCROLL DOWN.]
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Asian Stocks Fall, Snapping Two-Day Rally; Banks, Air-
lines Drop
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"'second wave of U.S. problems still ahead,' Goldman,
Sachs & Co. said in a report today"
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http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=aH0JcP8rvvpc&refer=home
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Goldman Sachs:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goldman_Sachs
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Gold Rallies for Third Day as Investors Seek Haven From
Turmoil
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"above $900 an ounce"
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http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=aI1ueS9yhHtA&refer=worldwide
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KKR Net Income Wiped Out by $1.12 Billion of Investment
Losses
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"Announced private-equity transactions worldwide fell
73 percent to $143.1 billion during the first half of
2008"
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http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=a7bJSGmlKs3Q&refer=worldwide
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Kohlberg Kravis Roberts:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KKR
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Asian stocks tumble as doubts surface over US rescue plan
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"Capitalism takes a sabbatical" notes Merrill Lynch Chief
North American Economist
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http://au.news.yahoo.com/a/-/world/5035013/asian-stocks-tumble-doubts-surface-rescue-plan/
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Sabbatical:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sabbatical
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"a sabbatical has come to mean any extended absence"
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WHERE'S MY DIVIDEND CHECK?
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Russian stocks fall in morning trading
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"Standard & Poor's ratings agency Tuesday that said it
had revised the long-term outlook on seven Russian banks
...to stable from positive."
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/E/EU_RUSSIA_MARKETS?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-23-07-15-00
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Sarkozy Urges Credit-Crisis Summit as World Leaders Blame U.S.
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"African, Asian and Latin American presidents used
United Nations [General Assembly] speeches to blame
American mismanagement for creating the economic peril."
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Mismanagement?  How kind, how generous!  Try:
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THE SUPERPOWER'S DECLARATION OF WORLD $LAVERY
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http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=aRO_NNUxunJo&refer=home
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U.S. Stocks Fall in Market's Worst Two-Day Drop Since 2002
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"The bailout under consideration is 'helpful, but it's
not going to [>] prevent a recession if we're in one'"
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http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=aZnvfCZg9E2M&refer=worldwide
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September 22, 2008

OREO 09 23 08

Filed under: news — jaspar @ 7:21 pm

OREO 09 23 08

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OREO 09 23 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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__HYPOCRISY IN OVERDRIVE__
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UN chief asks rich nations to spend $72B on Africa
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"Under the cloud of a global financial crisis"
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/UN_UN_GENERAL_ASSEMBLY?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-22-11-40-25
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MH  Court: US govt can't block detainee photos release
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Rather: Bu$h can't block pics of [duh] abusers
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"cannot conceal pictures of abusive treatment of
detainees"
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/D/DETAINEE_ABUSE_PHOTOS?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-22-17-38-17
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Wall of Silence | Still no disclosure about the death
of DeOnté Rawlings
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"A year after the 14-year-old was killed in a shooting
involving two off-duty police officers"
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/09/21/AR2008092101646.html
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2  AFRICA
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THE BU$H PLAN (SOMALIA)
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Witnesses: Mortar attack on Somali market kills 30
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"fighting began after Islamic insurgents fired mortars at
the capital's main airport and the [puppet] presidential
palace" "Soon after, [puppet] government forces and their
Ethiopian allies retaliated with mortars and gunfire [on
the market]."
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/A/AF_SOMALIA?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-22-08-31-43
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3  ASIA
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THE BU$H PLAN (PALESTINE)
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13 hurt by vehicle attack in Israel; driver killed
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"plowed...into a group of [IDF] soldiers" "injuring 13"
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/M/ML_ISRAEL_ATTACK?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-22-17-33-13
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THE BU$H PLAN (IRAQ)
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Iraq: US soldier killed in Baghdad
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"small arms fire."
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/M/ML_IRAQ_US_SOLDIER_KILLED?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-22-04-53-55
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Iraq: blasts in Baghdad kill at least 3
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"car [bomb] was parked...across the street from a
[puppet] government office that issues national [=
puppet-gov] identification cards"
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/M/ML_IRAQ?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-22-09-42-17
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FACTBOX: Iraq's security pact negotiations with U.S.
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"for U.S. troops to [>] remain once a U.N. mandate expires
at the end of 2008."
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http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSLL28306320080922?sp=true
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Gates: Record spending for National Guard
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"the reserves have evolved into a force that makes up
nearly half of the U.S. combat troops in Iraq, doing
day-to-day military operations"
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Day-to-day ops?  KILL ALL, BURN ALL, LOOT ALL
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/G/GATES_NATIONAL_GUARD?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-22-12-05-50
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[Puppet-]Iraq to begin paying Sunni volunteers next month
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"U.S. will closely monitor the [puppet-gov] Iraqis as
they gradually take over payments for the [collaborator]
Awakening Council members"
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_IRAQ?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-22-12-09-30
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SEE--
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OREO 09 22 08 | ASIA | THE BU$H PLAN (IRAQ) | "General
Secretariat, The Association of Muslim Scholars in Iraq
(AMSI) | Open Letter to Sahwa Forces" [>] and my comment
thereon.
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http://finance.groups.yahoo.com/group/O-r-e-o/message/489
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AND
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Iraqi Citizen Patrols Simmer in Face of Change
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"the tension and infighting that has rippled through
the Sunni-dominated Awakening groups in recent weeks"
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/23/world/middleeast/23awake.html?hp=&pagewanted=all
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THE BU$H PLAN (AFGHANISTAN)
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Militants kidnap 155 workers building Afghan base
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"a military base for the Afghan [puppet] army"
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SUPERPOWER SOCIOCIDE CREATES TRAITORS
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/A/AS_AFGHANISTAN?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-22-08-02-14
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THE BU$H PLAN (PAKISTAN)
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5 policemen injured in remote controlled bomb ambush in
Dir
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http://www.thenews.com.pk/updates.asp?id=55945
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Dir, Pakistan:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dir,_Pakistan
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Pakistani troops fire on intruding U.S. choppers
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"forcing them to turn back"
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http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSISL4164820080922
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Kidnappers shot Afghanistan [puppet] diplomat's driver:
police
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Then "kidnapped Afghanistan's top [puppet] diplomat in
Pakistan"
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http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSISL4026920080922?sp=true
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Edirorial | 'Running Out of Time’
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"If an American raid captured or killed a top Qaeda or
Taliban operative, the backlash might be worth it."
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NEW YORK TIMES ORDERS THE CIA
TO FAKE A "BIN LADEN" CAPTURE
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/22/opinion/22mon1.html
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JAPAN
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Doubts grow over Japan PM's remedy for economy
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"its sky high public debt, already 1-½ times GDP, faces
fresh pressure"
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http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUST8702320080922?sp=true
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FACTBOX: Possible picks for new Japan cabinet
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"[Aso] confronts sensitive ties with neighboring China,
a feisty opposition and an economy heading towards re-
cession"
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http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUST26626320080922?sp=true
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KASHMIR
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India, Pakistan [flunkeys] agree to Kashmir border trade
route
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"We will go back to our respective governments, it is
for them to decide."
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http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSDEL22629820080922?sp=true
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4 EUROPE
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EUSKAL HERRIA
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One person killed in suspected ETA car bombing: authori-
ties
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"outside a [Spanish-controlled] military academy"
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http://au.news.yahoo.com/a/-/world/5031359/person-killed-suspected-eta-car-bombing-authorities/
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5  LATAM
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BRAZIL
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Inquest opens into UK police killing
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"The inquest...will...be the first opportunity for the
family to question those involved in [Jean Charles de
Menezes'] death."
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http://au.news.yahoo.com/a/-/world/5032805/inquest-opens-uk-police-killing/
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6  SUPERPOWER
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Real estate market slow to respond to gov't plan
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"You have to have money and nobody has money."
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/F/FINANCIAL_MELTDOWN_HOUSING?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-21-17-40-25
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Ford, Dow execs to announce national summit in '09
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"to discuss the future of manufacturing, technology,
energy and the environment"
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AND WHAT TO DO WHEN THE SUPERPOWER GOES BANKRUPT
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/N/NATIONAL_SUMMIT_DETROIT?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-22-04-41-42
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Fitch sends GM's rating deeper into junk status
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"to 'CCC' from 'B-.'"
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/G/GENERAL_MOTORS_RATINGS?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-22-16-54-55 
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South Copes With Severe Gas[oline]  Shortages
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"closed stations, high prices and long lines at the pump
for the last several days."
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/22/us/22gas.html
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7  $$$$ [The later newsstories?  SCROLL DOWN.]
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Europe halts world stock rally as U.S. plan eyed
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"focus...should shift to some extend from the state of
illiquid securities to fundamentals of the U.S. economy
and availability of capital."
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http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSN1244441420080922
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Gov't bailouts common, but effectiveness debatable 
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"the Bush administration is taking pages from the
playbooks Herbert Hoover and Franklin D. Roosevelt
used"
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/F/FINANCIAL_RESCUES?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-21-17-15-32
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U.S. plan not seen as quick fix for money market
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"don't look for dramatic improvement"
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http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSN2151105820080921?sp=true
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FACTBOX: How much the financial bailout will cost
Americans
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"How big is $1.8 trillion?"
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AND IF THE EVIL PEOPLE REFUSE ?
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http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSN2131669220080921?sp=true
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FACTBOX: U.S. financial rescues could approach $2 trillion
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"The Treasury plan...would push Washington's potential
bailout tab to $1.8 trillion."
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AND IF THE EVIL PEOPLE REFUSE ?
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http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSN1930358920080921?sp=true
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U.S. Treasury Widens Scope of Plan to Buy Bad Debt
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"buying what they term troubled assets, without specifying
the type"
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http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=aYXtwpG9mw9g&refer=home
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Last major investment banks change status [to holding
companies]
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"change...will allow them [Goldman Sachs & Morgan Stanley]
to create commercial banks"
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/B/BANK_CHANGE?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-21-21-41-05 
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AND
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Goldman, Morgan Stanley abandon investment banking mod
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"agreeing to much tighter Fed regulation as bank holding
companies"
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http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSN1945959820080922?sp=true
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Dollar Falls on Concern U.S. Banks Rescue Will Strain
Finances
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"speculation the proposed bailout will reduce investor
confidence in Treasuries."
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http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=aWEV62hBpIQ4&refer=home
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Treasuries Prove Irresistible as Deflation Bet Trumps
Paulson
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"The yield on the benchmark 30-year Treasury bond...fell
to 3.89 percent last week, the lowest level since the U.S.
reintroduced the security"
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FACTBOX: Key facts on U.S. asset fund proposals
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"No court or government agency could review the secre-
tary's decisions."
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THE *REAL* SEPARATION OF POWERS
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http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSN2228250320080922?sp=true
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Bailout uncertainty sinks Wall Street
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"oil surged $16.37 to settle at $120.92 a barrel, its
biggest one-day jump on record."
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http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSL267843520080922?sp=true
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Commodities soar as bailout stokes inflation fears 
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"Gold, silver, copper and agriculture futures all shot up."
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/C/COMMODITIES_REVIEW?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-22-18-04-42
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Credit markets ease only slightly on bailout plans 
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"compared...credit markets' role...to the wiring in a
building.  You might not usually notice it, but it's
essential
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--and when it turns faulty, it becomes dangerous."
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/C/CREDIT_MARKETS?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-22-18-13-53
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Dollar Weakens Most Since January 2001 on U.S. Budget Deficit 
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"dropped for a fourth day"
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http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=axNvEghKRYco&refer=home
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September 21, 2008

OREO 09 22 08

Filed under: news — jaspar @ 4:46 pm

OREO 09 22 08

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OREO 09 22 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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Fla. Medicaid recipients want out of nursing homes
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"forced from comfort and familiarity into a nursing
home."
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/M/MEDICAID_LAWSUIT?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-20-06-37-33
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Frustrated in Ohio: 5 days without power for some
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For instance: a senior housing community "where some
residents depend on oxygen devices, 911 service and
working elevators"
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/S/SEVERE_WEATHER_RECOVERY?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-20-06-36-21
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Pentagon moves Gitmo legal official amid criticism
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"even military colleagues accused him of misconduct"
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/C/CB_GUANTANAMO_MILITARY_TRIALS?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-19-17-03-48
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ACLU asks high court to hear enemy combatant case
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"whether...Bush...has the authority to capture and
detain [>] suspected enemy combatants [>>] in this
country indefinitely without charges."
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/E/ENEMY_COMBATANT?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-19-17-43-13
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Judge orders Cheney to preserve records
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__DUH OF 2003__
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"In 2003, Cheney asserted that the office of the vice
president is not an entity within the executive branch."
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/C/CHENEY_LAWSUIT?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-20-17-27-53
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Prince George's Police Killing | Man Had Blunt Force
Injuries, Private Autopsy Finds
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"autopsy supports accounts by three witnesses that
Officer Steven Jackson...repeatedly beat [Manuel de
Jesus] Espina with his baton and fist before shooting
him."
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/09/19/AR2008091903430_pf.html
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2  AFRICA
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SOUTH AFRICA
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South Africa President Mbeki agrees to step down
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"after all constitutional requirements have been met"
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Click

http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSWEA015020080920
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and
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FACTBOX: South Africa's Thabo Mbeki
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Click
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http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSKUA04419720080920?sp=true
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3  ASIA
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THE BU$H PLAN (PALESTINE)
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Palestinians despairing of independence effort
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"proposing a peace in which there would be no separate
Palestine and Israel, but a single state with [duh] equal
rights for all."
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/M/ML_MIDEAST_ONE_STATE?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-20-06-20-24
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FACTBOX: Israel leadership vote and what follows
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"Olmert...could stay on for weeks or months until a new
government is formed."
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Click
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http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSLL29587020080921
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Palestinian woman dies during Israeli raid on WBank
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"They knocked her down and there was blood on her head."
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http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSLL30946920080921?sp=true
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THE BU$H PLAN (IRAQ)
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Car bomb kills 3, wounds 23 in Northern Iraq: police
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"Earlier on Saturday, a bomb blast outside Iraq's
national [puppet] journalists' union in Baghdad
wounded the [puppet] union's head"
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Click
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http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSLE48579020080920
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Iraq: gunmen kill [puppet] interior ministry official
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And: "In another attack...a [puppet] finance ministry
director was seriously wounded when a bomb exploded in
his car"
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/M/ML_IRAQ?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-21-03-26-15
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General Secretariat, The Association of Muslim Scholars
in Iraq (AMSI) | Open Letter to Sahwa Forces
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During the second world war in Yugoslavia there were 3
kinds of guerrilla forces: (1) those who fought Nazis
so when victory came a new Yugoslavia could arise; (2)
those who more or less fought Nazis so when victory
came the old pre-war order could be reestablished; (3)
those who did not fight Nazis but did fight both (1)
and (2): Adamic called them "Anti-guerrilla guerrillas."
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NOT the same, but a similar situation has come about in
Iraq with the anti-guerrilla guerrillas in Iraq --the
Sahwa (Awakening) Project-- not fighting The Superpower
but fighting the Resistance ("1") and contesting with
the out-and-out puppets of The Superpower ("2").
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When victory comes and The Superpower is compelled to
flee Iraq, the fleeing Superpower and puppet-gov troops
will together slaughter the Sahwa ("3").
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With that in mind the AMSI wrote its Open Letter.
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The translation of the letter into English is faulty;
but if you know the background you'll be able to make
out what's meant.
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Adamic?
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Louis Adamic, *My native Land,* Harper & Brothers, 1943.
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http://www.heyetnet.org/eng/mansetler/3247-open-letter-to-sahwe-forces.html
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THE BU$H PLAN (AFGHANISTAN)
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Soldier found hanged at barracks near Deepcut | A soldier
has been found hanged in his barracks, days after joining
the Army
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"The army camp is just a mile away from Deepcut Barracks,
which was under investigation for the deaths of four re-
cruits between 1995 and 2002."
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Click
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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/politics/defence/3043168/Soldier-found-hanged-at-barracks-near-Deepcut.html
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THE BU$H PLAN (IRAN)
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Iran criticizes Italian PM's comment on president
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"Where is the Soviet Union?  The Soviet Union has been
wiped off the map."
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Click
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http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSLL33039420080921?sp=true
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THE BU$H PLAN (PAKISTAN)
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Suicide attacker targeted army convoy in Pakistan
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"two local intelligence officials reported up to 10
soldiers...died"
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Click
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/P/PAKISTAN?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-20-03-45-04
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Explosion at Pakistan Marriott hotel kills 40
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NOW: Suicide bomb guts Pakistan Marriott hotel; 40 dead 
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"The five-story Marriott had been a favorite place for
foreigners as well as Pakistani politicians and busi-
ness people"
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Foreigners?
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BLACK HOUSE-CIA-FBI COMPLEX
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Click
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http://news.yahoo.com/story//ap/20080920/ap_on_re_as/as_pakistan_explosion
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Bomb a warning to end Pakistan-US cooperation
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"The attack on the hotel is a message to the Pakistani
leadership: End all cooperation with the Americans or
pay the price."
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FIRST OF ALL, IT'S ALL-OUT
WAR AGAINST THE SUPERPOWER
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Click
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/A/AS_PAKISTAN_BEHIND_THE_BOMBING?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-21-01-56-07
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Expats in Pakistan ask if it's time to say goodbye
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"The sheer sound of the massive explosion from a suicide
truck bomb at the Marriott hotel left foreigners living
in the Pakistani capital of Islamabad shaken to their
core"
`
WHERE WILL THEY SURFACE NEXT ?
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Click
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http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSISL7788620080921?sp=true
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DEMOCRATIC PEOPLES REPUBLIC OF KOREA
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Foreign Ministry Spokesman Blasts U.S. for Putting on
Hold Effectuation of Its Measure
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September 20, 2008 | Item 1
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"The U.S. seeks to make a house-search of the DPRK, which
is neither signatory to the NPT nor member of the IAEA,
under the pretext of 'international standard.'  This is
no more than a pipedream.
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Now that the U.S. true colors are brought to light, the
DPRK neither wishes to be delisted as a 'state sponsor of
terrorism' nor expects such a thing to happen.  It will
go its own way." 
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Click
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http://www.kcna.co.jp/index-e.htm
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4 EUROPE
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AUSTRIA / HUNGARY
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Austria's Far Right on the Rise
`
"Austria's far-right Freedom Party, which together with
an offshoot far-right party known as the Alliance for the
Future of Austria is expected to win up to a quarter of
the vote in general elections scheduled for September 28."
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Click
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http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,1842189,00.html
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AND
`
Hungarian Far Right Protesters Clash With Police
`
"fired tear gas and clashed with more than a thousand [=
thousands of] anti-government protesters who attacked riot
police with petrol bombs and cobblestones"
`
Click
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http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/world/international-hungary-protest-clash.html
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`
EUSKAL HERRIA
`
Six injured in car bomb blast in Spain's [?] Basque
country: official
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"outside a police station in Ondarroa,...in the second
such attack in the region [?] within hours."
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Click
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http://au.news.yahoo.com/a/-/world/5029746/injured-car-bomb-blast-spains-basque-country-official/
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Ondarroa [+ links]:
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Click
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ondarroa
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FRANCE
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Russia, France put aside Georgia war differences
`
"[French Prime Minister] Fillon told Putin at their meet-
ing on Friday that Sarkozy was satisfied the provisions
of the [Medvedev-Sarkozy] agreement were being carried
out.
`
He said this was a clue to restarting the talks on a new
EU-Russia deal."
`
Click
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http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSLK14885620080920?pageNumber=2&virtualBrandChannel=0&sp=true
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SWEDEN
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[Tens of] Thousands march in Sweden against globalisation
`
"Saturday's march extended 7.5 kilometres (nearly five
miles) and finished in the [Malmoe] city centre without
incident."
`
Click
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http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=080920213952.glrpuxfc&show_article=1
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6  SUPERPOWER
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`
GM Taps Remaining $3.5 Billion in Credit Line to Shore Up Cash
`
"burning through cash after three years of losses"
`
Click
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http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=aRBxKee3k9Fg&refer=home
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`
__MAJOR REVIEW__
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No Longer Ready to Retire | In Economic Crisis, Nest Eggs
Vanish, as Do Long-Held Dreams
`
"people across the Washington area reported not only
heightened anxiety about money, but uncertainty, if
not outright fear."
`
A slideshow accompanies the newsstory.  The caption of
one slide: "I'm wondering whether this augurs the end
of the United States as a major power."
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Click
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/09/20/AR2008092002256_pf.html
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`
**  Financial crisis: Default by the US government is no
longer unthinkable
`
"Yes siree, the mighty US government could default.
That's how much the world has changed."
`
Click
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Click
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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/money/main.jhtml?xml=/money/2008/09/21/ccliam121.xml
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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/money/main.jhtml?xml=/money/2008/09/21/ccliam121.xml&page=2
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`
7  $$$$
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Govt trading ban could have unintended results
`
"hours after the new ban was announced, some of its
details appeared to be a work in progress."
`
Click
`
http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/S/SEC_SHORT_SELLING?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-19-17-07-45
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`
Economists see financial bailout as necessary
`
"economy could suffer a massive hangover from the govern-
ment's efforts to rescue the financial system in the form
of a soaring debt burden."
`
That's necessary?
`
WHY ARE HIGH-TUITION UNIVERSITIES
UNEXPECTEDLY TURNING OUT DUNCES ?
`
Click
`
http://news.yahoo.com/story//ap/20080920/ap_on_bi_ge/financial_meltdown_economy
`
`
FACTBOX: "Bad bank" remedies for financial crisis
`
"The plan marks a shift from case-by-case financial
rescues to a broad [>] systemic crisis management"
`
STATE MONOPOLY CAPITALISM FOREVER !
`
Click
`
http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSLJ30448820080920?sp=true
`
`
Treasury Seeks Authority to Buy $700 Billon in Mortgage
Assets 
`
"The Bush administration asked Congress for [>] unchecked
power to buy $700 billion in bad mortgage investments"
`
Unchecked power?
`
"ban on legal challenges"
`
Wazzat?
`
BAN ON LEGAL CHALLENGES TO THE BU$H DICTATORSHIP
`
Click
`
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=aDhH0TDoeFaY&refer=home
`
`
Bank of America chief: half of banks won't exist in 5
years
`
"of the nation's some 8,500 banks, about half might exist
five years from now."
`
NOW YOU KNOW WHAT "MONOPOLY" IN
STATE MONOPOLY CAPITALISM MEANS
`
Click
`
http://www.mcclatchydc.com/251/story/52822.html
`
`
But Will It Work?
`
"The economy has shed roughly 600,000 jobs since the
beginning of the year."
`
Click
`
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/21/business/21econ.html?hp=&pagewanted=all
`
`
Editorial | Hard Truths About the Bailout
`
"this crisis could have been avoided if regulators had
enforced rules and officials had dared to question risky
lending and other dubious practices."
`
THAT IS NOT THE WAY STATE
MONOPOLY CAPITALISM WORKS
`
Click
`
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/20/opinion/20sat1.html
`
`
Yen Falls Versus Euro as Bailout Revives Higher-Yield Demand 
`
"The dollar accounted for 63 percent of currency reserves
in the world at the end of March, dropping from 71 percent
at the end of 2000" "The euro's share increased to 27 per-
cent, from 18 percent."
`
Click
`
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=aDGzBsuHLMHE&refer=home
`
`
The Wall Street Bailout Plan, Explained
`
"Q. Who, really, is going to come up with...$700 billion? 
`
A. American taxpayers will come up with the money"
`
EVEN IF THE EVIL PEOPLE REFUSE ?
`
Click
`
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/21/business/21qanda.html
`
`
__SITUATION SUMMARY__
`
Cultural and Structural Shifts Rise Out of Risk-Taking
Titans' Hard Fall
`
"It is too early to tell whether Wall Street has truly
been transformed by the series of upheavals or is simply
witnessing a shuffling of its players."
`
PROFIT'S THE NAME OF THE GAME NO MATTER WHAT!
`
Click
`
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/09/20/AR2008092002237_pf.html
`
AND
`
Wall Street's Shifting Landscape [scroll down to see all]
`
Click
`
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/story/2008/09/20/ST2008092002626.html?sid=ST2008092002626&s_pos=list
`
AND
`
One-Stop Banking | Mergers Are Brewing, and Customers
Will Feel It --for Better or Worse
`
"Less competition means consumers can at some point
expect to pay more for products and services"
`
Click
`
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/09/20/AR2008092000194_pf.html
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8  MORE
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_Memo_
`
AP dumped its newsstory "Karzai ally killed in battle
with NATO troops"; and that story's URL
`
http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/A/AS_AFGHAN_VIOLENCE?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-18-07-19-48
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now brings up a quite different newsstory.
`
For the "Karzai ally killed in battle with NATO troops"
newsstory, try:
`
Click
`
http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5jGv4cEqc-wRw_6Mt57psjGEs9lLgD9396F200
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_End of Memo_
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