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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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http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSWEA015020080920
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FACTBOX: South Africa's Thabo Mbeki
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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$H PLAN (PALESTINE)
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Palestinians despairing of independence effort
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"proposing a peace in which there would be no separate
Palestine and Israel, but a single state with [duh] equal
rights for all."
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/M/ML_MIDEAST_ONE_STATE?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-20-06-20-24
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FACTBOX: Israel leadership vote and what follows
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"Olmert...could stay on for weeks or months until a new
government is formed."
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http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSLL29587020080921
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Palestinian woman dies during Israeli raid on WBank
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"They knocked her down and there was blood on her head."
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http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSLL30946920080921?sp=true
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THE BU$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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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$H PLAN (AFGHANISTAN)
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Soldier found hanged at barracks near Deepcut | A soldier
has been found hanged in his barracks, days after joining
the Army
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"The army camp is just a mile away from Deepcut Barracks,
which was under investigation for the deaths of four re-
cruits between 1995 and 2002."
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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/politics/defence/3043168/Soldier-found-hanged-at-barracks-near-Deepcut.html
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THE BU$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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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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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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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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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"
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WHERE WILL THEY SURFACE NEXT ?
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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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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
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"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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http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,1842189,00.html
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Hungarian Far Right Protesters Clash With Police
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"fired tear gas and clashed with more than a thousand [=
thousands of] anti-government protesters who attacked riot
police with petrol bombs and cobblestones"
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http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/world/international-hungary-protest-clash.html
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EUSKAL HERRIA
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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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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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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ondarroa
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FRANCE
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Russia, France put aside Georgia war differences
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"[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.
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He said this was a clue to restarting the talks on a new
EU-Russia deal."
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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
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"Saturday's march extended 7.5 kilometres (nearly five
miles) and finished in the [Malmoe] city centre without
incident."
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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
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"burning through cash after three years of losses"
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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
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"people across the Washington area reported not only
heightened anxiety about money, but uncertainty, if
not outright fear."
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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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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
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"Yes siree, the mighty US government could default.
That's how much the world has changed."
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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
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"hours after the new ban was announced, some of its
details appeared to be a work in progress."
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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
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"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."
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That's necessary?
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WHY ARE HIGH-TUITION UNIVERSITIES
UNEXPECTEDLY TURNING OUT DUNCES ?
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http://news.yahoo.com/story//ap/20080920/ap_on_bi_ge/financial_meltdown_economy
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FACTBOX: "Bad bank" remedies for financial crisis
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"The plan marks a shift from case-by-case financial
rescues to a broad [>] systemic crisis management"
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STATE MONOPOLY CAPITALISM FOREVER !
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http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSLJ30448820080920?sp=true
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Treasury Seeks Authority to Buy $700 Billon in Mortgage
Assets 
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"The Bush administration asked Congress for [>] unchecked
power to buy $700 billion in bad mortgage investments"
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Unchecked power?
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"ban on legal challenges"
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Wazzat?
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BAN ON LEGAL CHALLENGES TO THE BU$H DICTATORSHIP
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http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=aDhH0TDoeFaY&refer=home
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Bank of America chief: half of banks won't exist in 5
years
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"of the nation's some 8,500 banks, about half might exist
five years from now."
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NOW YOU KNOW WHAT "MONOPOLY" IN
STATE MONOPOLY CAPITALISM MEANS
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Click
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http://www.mcclatchydc.com/251/story/52822.html
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But Will It Work?
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"The economy has shed roughly 600,000 jobs since the
beginning of the year."
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/21/business/21econ.html?hp=&pagewanted=all
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Editorial | Hard Truths About the Bailout
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"this crisis could have been avoided if regulators had
enforced rules and officials had dared to question risky
lending and other dubious practices."
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THAT IS NOT THE WAY STATE
MONOPOLY CAPITALISM WORKS
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/20/opinion/20sat1.html
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Yen Falls Versus Euro as Bailout Revives Higher-Yield Demand 
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"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."
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http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=aDGzBsuHLMHE&refer=home
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The Wall Street Bailout Plan, Explained
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"Q. Who, really, is going to come up with...$700 billion? 
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A. American taxpayers will come up with the money"
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EVEN IF THE EVIL PEOPLE REFUSE ?
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/21/business/21qanda.html
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__SITUATION SUMMARY__
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Cultural and Structural Shifts Rise Out of Risk-Taking
Titans' Hard Fall
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"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."
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PROFIT'S THE NAME OF THE GAME NO MATTER WHAT!
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/09/20/AR2008092002237_pf.html
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Wall Street's Shifting Landscape [scroll down to see all]
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Click
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/story/2008/09/20/ST2008092002626.html?sid=ST2008092002626&s_pos=list
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One-Stop Banking | Mergers Are Brewing, and Customers
Will Feel It --for Better or Worse
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"Less competition means consumers can at some point
expect to pay more for products and services"
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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_
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AP dumped its newsstory "Karzai ally killed in battle
with NATO troops"; and that story's URL
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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.
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For the "Karzai ally killed in battle with NATO troops"
newsstory, try:
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http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5jGv4cEqc-wRw_6Mt57psjGEs9lLgD9396F200
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_End of Memo_
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Oreo Archive:
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http://groups.yahoo.com/group/O-r-e-o
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