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September 20, 2008

OREO 09 20 08

Filed under: news — jaspar @ 7:14 am

OREO 09 20 08

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OREO 09 20 08
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Newsstories of interest:
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1  DISORDER
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Vegas police talked of 'getting' O.J. on recording  Click
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080918/ap_on_re_us/oj_simpson
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""This is great. ... California can't get him. ... Now
we'll be able to."
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LAWLESS LAW
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Death of Maryland inmate ruled a homicide  Click
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/I/INMATE_STRANGLED?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-18-17-36-32
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"jail inmate accused of killing a police officer was
strangled in his cell."
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LAWLESS LAW
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DNA test exonerates Dallas man jailed for 25 years  Click
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080919/ap_on_re_us/dna_exoneration_1
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"wrote six letters...seeking post-conviction DNA testing
that could prove his innocence.  All six were ignored"
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LAWLESS LAW
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Sweden compensates Egyptian ex-terror suspect  Click
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/E/EU_SWEDEN_EX_TERROR_SUSPECT?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-19-13-32-20
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"Ahmed Agiza will receive about $450,000 in compensation
for his deportation"
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Will receive?
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"Agiza remains in prison in Egypt."
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LAWLESS LAW
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Editorial | Anthrax Suspicions | Why an independent look
at the FBI probe is essential  Click
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/09/18/AR2008091803383.html
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"I believe there are others who can be charged with
murder."
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Others?  The usual suspects...
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BLACK HOUSE-CIA-FBI COMPLEX
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Charities Unprepared for Major Disaster, GAO Says  Click
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/09/17/AR2008091703628_pf.html
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"large-scale disaster would 'overwhelm' the Red Cross
and other nonprofit organizations that have [>] federal
responsibilities for assisting the government in feeding
and sheltering victims of natural disasters"
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"VOLUNTARY" ORGS AIN'T VOLUNTARY NO MORE
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and
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United States Government Accountability Office | Volun-
tary Organizations | FEMA Should More Fully Assess Or-
ganizations’ Mass Care Capabilities and Update the Red
Cross Role in Catastrophic Events  Click
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http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d08823.pdf?sid=ST2008091801457&s_pos=list
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2  AFRICA
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THE BU$H PLAN (SOMALIA)
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Somali insurgents aim mortars at peacekeeper plane  Click
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/A/AF_SOMALIA?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-19-13-31-08
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"the airport['s] being used by troops from Ethiopia and
the African Union," who are "propping up the fragile [=
puppet] government."
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NIGERIA
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Militants say they bombed pipeline in Nigeria   Click
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/N/NIGERIA_OIL_UNREST?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-18-17-21-39
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"sixth straight day of stepped-up violence"
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3  ASIA
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THE BU$H PLAN (PALESTINE)
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FACTBOX: Key players in Israel coalition talks  Click
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http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSLI45892320080918
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THE BU$H PLAN (IRAQ)
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__HOW IT WILL ALL END__
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**  Soldier in Iraq held in deaths of 2 unit members  Click
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/S/SOLDIERS_SLAYING_IRAQ?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-17-23-26-36
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Fragging:  Click
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frag_(military)
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US raid kills 7; Iraqis say they were civilians  Click
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/M/ML_IRAQ?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-19-15-28-20
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TROOP TERRORISM
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THE BU$H PLAN (AFGHANISTAN)
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Karzai ally killed in battle with NATO troops  Click
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/A/AS_AFGHAN_VIOLENCE?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-18-07-19-48
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See last two paragraphs of newsstory.
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Russia envoy warns NATO on air space to Afghanistan  Click
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http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSISL10905220080918?sp=true
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"NATO imports most of its logistics [= supplies] via
Pakistan to Afghanistan, but also uses Russia's air
space for some cargo."
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A FALLING OUT AMONGST KILLERS?
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War and Drought Threaten Afghan Food Supply  Click
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/19/world/asia/19afghan.html?hp=&pagewanted=all
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"failure of the Afghan [puppet] government and foreign
["aid"] donors to develop the country’s main economic
sector, agriculture"
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*THIS* IS THE SUPERPOWER'S STARVATION WARFARE
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US coalition member killed by bomb in Afghanistan  Click
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/A/AS_AFGHAN_VIOLENCE?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-19-13-33-17
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"roadside bomb hit a U.S.-led coalition convoy in
western Afghanistan"
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THE BU$H PLAN (PAKISTAN)
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Nations should respect sovereignty of each other: FM  Click
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http://www.thenews.com.pk/print.asp?id=55600
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"The Foreign Minister said it was agreed between the two
countries that US would not violate Pakistan integrity."
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LIAR STATE MEETS BELIEVER STATE
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Bush to meet Pakistan's Zardari Tuesday in New York  Click
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http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSWAT01007820080918
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BELIEVER STATE MEETS LIAR STATE
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See $$$$ | Item 3 below
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KASHMIR
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Police, [1,000s of] protesters clash in Indian Kashmir  Click
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/A/AS_KASHMIR_PROTESTS?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-19-13-28-10
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Stepping "up protests against Indian rule during the
Muslim holy month of Ramadan."
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DOING GOOD DEEDS
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REPUBLIC OF KOREA
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S.Korea to withdraw all remaining troops from Iraq  Click
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/A/AS_SKOREA_IRAQ?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-19-07-31-25
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Why were they there in the first place?

"The U.S. stations 28,500 troops in South Korea"
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YEMEN
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US officials: Yemen poses growing terror threat  Click
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_YEMEN_TERROR?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-18-02-26-53
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Growing terror threat?
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THE YEMENI PEOPLE MEAN TO
GET RID OF THE SUPERPOWER
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4 EUROPE
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EUSKAL HERRIA
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Spain: Another Basque party banned  Click
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/E/EU_SPAIN_BASQUE_PARTY?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-19-03-59-29
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"third ruling this week against pro-independence groups"
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SHE'LL BE COMIN' 'ROUND TH' MOUNTAIN
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RUSSIAN FEDERATION
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Russian markets closed until Friday  Click
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/E/EU_RUSSIA_FINANCIAL_CRISIS?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-18-07-25-58
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"Trading in less important financial instruments, like
'repo' contracts, futures and bond repurchases, was be-
ing allowed on both MICEX and RTS."
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Moscow Interbank Currency Exchange:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MICEX  Click
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Russian Trading System:  Click
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russian_Trading_System
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Statements following Signing of the Treaties on
Friendship, Cooperation and Mutual Assistance with
the Republics of Abkhazia and South Ossetia  Click
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http://www.kremlin.ru/eng/text/speeches/2008/09/17/1948_type82912type82914type82915_206565.shtml

[MEDVEDEV:]
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"I want to take this opportunity here and now to stress
that any repeat aggression by Georgia
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(and revanchist feelings are visible there...
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and the state is continuing its militarisation)
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would lead to a regional catastrophe.
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There should be no doubt in [>] anyone’s mind that we
will not allow another military adventure.
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There should be no illusions."
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THE LIAR-STATE *MEANS* ILLUSIONS
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Revanchism:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Revanchism
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5  LATAM
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__DIRTY WAR__
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Argentine Olympic Committee chief resigns  Click
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/L/LT_ARGENTINA_OLYMPIC_COMMITTEE?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-17-21-23-07
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"police to investigate whether Julio Cassanello partici-
pated in the disappearance of two leftist militants"
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CUBA
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Reflections of Fidel | The same lie twice over  Click
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http://www.granma.cu/ingles/2008/septiembre/vier19/Reflections-19.html
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and
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Reflections of Fidel | The financial Ike  Click
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http://www.granma.cu/ingles/2008/septiembre/vier19/Reflections-19-2.html
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"The big banks of the developed countries are imitating
and trying to coordinate with the banks of the United
States; if the U.S. banks go broke, theirs will too, and
they will devour each other."
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THERE ARE NO PRETTY PICTURES
IN THE NEW WORLD DISORDERS !
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HONDURAS
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Honduran leader: US apathy made him turn to Chavez  Click
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/L/LT_HONDURAS_VENEZUELAN_ALLY?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-19-15-55-17
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Apathy?
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"Zelaya said rising food prices began hitting Hondurans
hard six months ago"
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THAT'S NOT APATHY, THAT'S
SUPERPOWER STARVATION WAR
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MEXICO
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4 dead in crash of flood-survey plane near border  Click
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/P/PLANE_BORDER_OFFICIALS?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-17-21-41-12
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"The wreckage was spotted...in Mexico's Sierra Madre
mountains."
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Prison Riots in [Tijuana,] Mexico Kill 23  Click
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http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/world/international-mexico-riot.html
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"Violence first broke out Sunday during family visiting
hours...after a prisoner died inside, apparently abused
by guards"
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VENEZUELA
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Venezuela expels U.S. rights group for criticism  Click
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http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSN1948835520080919?sp=true
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"These groups, dressed up as human rights defenders, are
financed by the United States.  They are aligned with a
policy of attacking countries that are building new eco-
nomic models."
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New economic models?
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WITHOUT THE SUPERPOWER
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6  SUPERPOWER
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Missile defense test in Hawaii aborted  Click
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/M/MISSILE_DEFENSE_TEST?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-18-01-09-18
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"second time a target missile had failed"
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CHICAGO, MON AMOUR
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In hard times, tent cities rise across the country  Click
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/T/TENT_CITIES?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-18-13-03-27
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"emergency winter shelter closed for the summer."
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New CEO of raided meatpacker says change is coming  Click
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/K/KOSHER_SLAUGHTERHOUSE?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-18-20-03-18
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"We...had a good, qualified competent work force in
place prior to the raid ... and we have tried to re-
place them and we are finding that the workers we
have right now are not as productive in 10 hours as
[the previous workers were]...in eight"
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SLAMMING SOMALIS
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U.S. Regulators Close [Northfork-based] W. Va Bank;
12th to Fail  Click
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http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/business/business-ameribank.html
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$6B storm? Ike's economic impact is felt widely  Click
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/I/IKE_FINANCIAL_IMPACT?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-19-18-12-55
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For instance: "schools in Louisville, Ky., were to open
Monday after Ike closed them for a week."
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7  $$$$
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Gold prices post biggest 1-day gain ever  Click
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/G/GOLD_PRICES?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-17-18-53-49
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"Gold for December delivery rose as much as $90.40...
to $870.90 an ounce in after-hours trading"
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China's Sinosteel to proceed with Midwest takeover  Click
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/A/AUSTRALIA_MIDWEST_SINOSTEEL?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-18-04-48-00
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"first successful hostile takeover of an Australian firm
by a Chinese entity."
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Sinosteel:  Click
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sinosteel
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Midwest Corporation:  Click
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http://www.midwestcorp.com.au/
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State intervention could boomerang on emerging markets  Click
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http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSLI72112520080918?sp=true
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For instance: "Investor confidence in Pakistan has all
but collapsed on the country's weakening economy and
political uncertainty and amid a floor freeze imposed
on the main index in August."
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THINGS LIKE THAT HAPPEN WHEN YOU
BETRAY YOUR NEXT-DOOR NEIGHBOR !
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Emerging Markets Become `Toxic' as Reserves Drop: Chart
of Day  Click
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http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601109&sid=aL5A6s3sCzAk&refer=home
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"All things connected with emerging markets will become
toxic waste."
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SUPERPOWER DEBT FIRST OF ALL
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Most rich countries stagnant or near recession: IMF  Click
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http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSWEQ00019420080918
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"U.S. and European banks...have raised capital, [but]
'these infusions are still some $150 billion less than
the write-downs'"
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Tighter Credit Transforming the Economy  Click
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/19/business/economy/19econ.html
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"An economy propelled by easy credit for more than a
decade is fraying."
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FACTBOX: Global central bank money market moves this week  Click
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http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSLI65597720080918?sp=true
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Fed, central banks move to boost global confidence  Click
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/financial_meltdown
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"U.S. and European banks...have raised capital, [but]
'these infusions are still some $150 billion less than
the write-downs'"
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Q&A on cleaning up the financial crisis mess  Click
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/B/BAILOUT_QA?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-18-18-09-15
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Resolution Trust Corporation:  Click
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Resolution_Trust_Corporation
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U.S. Treasury on money market guaranty program  Click
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http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSN1949084720080919
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"temporary guaranty program for the U.S. money market
mutual fund industry."
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TIMELINE: Fed actions to boost liquidity  Click
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http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSN1947086120080919?sp=true
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STATE MONOPOLY CAPITALISM PAR EXCELLANCE
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Lawmakers frustrated, sobered by AIG bailout  Click
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/C/CONGRESS_AIG_BAILOUT?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-17-19-31-13
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"reminded some of the most powerful members of Congress
how little power they sometimes have."
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WALL STREET IN COMMAND, THANK YOU
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FACTBOX: What is the U.S. Exchange Stabilization Fund?  Click
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http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSN1926946520080919?sp=true
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What is short-selling and 'naked' shorting?  Click
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/S/SHORT_SALES_QA?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-19-18-00-16
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Text of Bush's statement Friday  Click
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/B/BUSH_TEXT?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-19-11-46-20
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THERE IS NO LIE THE EVIL PEOPLE WILL NOT BELIEVE
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Radical bailout plan has a jawdropping price tag  Click
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http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/business/AP-Financial-Meltdown.html?pagewanted=all
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"half-trillion dollars or more"
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STRIKE THAT!
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HERE'S THE REAL DEAL:
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FACTBOX: Financial rescues could approach $2 trillion  Click
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http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSN1930358920080919?sp=true
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Column: Uncle Sam's books could be strapped  Click
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/A/ALL_BUSINESS?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-19-00-49-49
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"As the year began, the Fed had close to $800 billion of
Treasuries on its books.  By last week, that dropped to
$479 billion."  And then dropped more.
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PARASITES LOST
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Oreo Archive:  Click
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http://groups.yahoo.com/group/O-r-e-o
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September 18, 2008

OREO 09 18 08

Filed under: news — jaspar @ 6:16 am

OREO 09 18 08

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OREO 09 18 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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__THE GREAT GAME OF DECEPTION__
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Survey: Nearly every kid a video gamer  Click
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/T/TEC_VIDEO_GAMERS?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-16-12-50-28
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"Pew researchers said they want to steer clear of depict-
ing video games as 'good' or 'bad.'"
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__THE GREAT GAME OF DECEPTION__
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CIA chief [Hayden]: Al-Qaida is top nuclear concern  Click
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/C/CIA_NUCLEAR?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-16-16-33-51
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"because it is most likely to use them"
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Clearing away the CIA code words--
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THE WORLD HAS THE SUPERPOWER IN ITS SIGHTS
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CIA using missile strikes to `tickle' terrorists  Click
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/C/CIA_ATTACK_LESSONS?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-17-15-17-04
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__THE GREAT GAME OF DECEPTION__
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New UN [General Assembly] president [Miguel d'Escoto
Brockmann] chides Security Council powers  Click
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/UN_NEW_ASSEMBLY?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-16-18-40-04
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"Turning to Cuba, d'Escoto wondered aloud why the United
Nations has been powerless to overturn the U.S. trade
embargo imposed on Fidel Castro's government in February
1962.

'If the opinion of more than 95 percent of the membership
of the United Nations can be so casually ignored, of what
use is this General Assembly?' he said."
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IT IS A FIGLEAF FOR THE UNO'S SELL-OUT
BUREAUCRATS PAID FOR BY THE SUPERPOWER
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__THE GREAT GAME OF DECEPTION__
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AP Exclusive: Video shows workers abusing pigs  Click
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/A/ABUSED_PIGS?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-16-18-47-24
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"hitting sows with metal rods, slamming piglets on a
concrete floor and bragging about jamming rods up into
sows' hindquarters"
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THE SUPERPOWER'S PERMANENT WAR ON THE WORLD IS THE
RESULT OF ITS EVIL PEOPLE'S USUALLY UNSEEN NATURE!
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PETA video:  Click
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http://getactive.peta.org/campaign/iowa-pigfarm-abuse
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Authorities vow to force holdouts off Texas coast  Click
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/I/IKE?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-16-22-46-37
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"I don't want to do it.  I'm doing it because it's in
their best interests."
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THE PERFECT SANITY OF INSANITY
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Bolivar Peninsula:  Click
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bolivar_Peninsula
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Audit: ATF lost 76 weapons, hundreds of laptops  Click
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/L/LOST_WEAPONS?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-17-10-18-51
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"Two of the stolen weapons were used in crimes."
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HIGH JINKS
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__THE ABSURD IN OVERDRIVE__
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Abroad, Bailout Is Seen as a Detour From Capitalism  Click
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/18/business/worldbusiness/18rescue.html
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"Today the actions of American policy makers illustrate
the need for economic patriotism."
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Economic patriotism?
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STATE MONOPOLY CAPITALISM
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3  ASIA
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THE BU$H PLAN (PALESTINE)
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World Bank: Palestinians more dependent on aid  Click
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/M/ML_PALESTINIANS_WORLD_BANK?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-17-00-59-30
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"international manifestations of support toward a viable
Palestinian state and institutions are incomplete insofar
as they do not tackle Israeli economic restrictions in
parallel."
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THIS MEANS PUPPET-PALESTINE IS SOL
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See EU | "Anti - Jew, Muslim Attitudes Rise In Europe:
Survey" below.
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THE BU$H PLAN (SYRIA)
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Syria names first ambassador to [puppet] Iraq since 1980s  Click
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/M/ML_SYRIA_IRAQ_ENVOY?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-16-10-10-03
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"Syria joins the United Arab Emirates, Jordan, Bahrain
and Kuwait in naming ambassadors to [puppet] Iraq."
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THE BU$H PLAN (IRAQ)
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5 US soldiers die in helicopter landing in Iraq  Click
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/M/ML_IRAQ_US_SOLDIERS_KILLED?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-17-21-29-42
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"part of an aerial convoy flying from Kuwait to the
U.S. military base at Balad," which is NOT "just north
of Iraq."
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Balad, Iraq:  Click
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Balad,_Iraq
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FACTBOX: Ray Odierno, new U.S. commander in Iraq  Click
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http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSLG51312120080916
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Explosion sparks blaze at Ark. weapons factory  Click
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/P/PLANT_FIRE?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-17-20-06-15
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"a rocket motor exploded"
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Explosives-rigged bicycle kills 2 outside Baghdad  Click
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/M/ML_IRAQ?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-16-10-50-34
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"The bicycle was left near an Iraqi [puppet] military
truck"
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THE BU$H PLAN (AFGHANISTAN)
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Many more U.S. troops needed in Afghan war: general  Click
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http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSISL22643620080916?sp=true
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"thousands more"
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DRAFTEES
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FACTBOX: Security developments in Afghanistan  Click
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http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSSP28002220080917
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THE BU$H PLAN (PAKISTAN)
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Top U.S. officer in Pakistan on unannounced visit  Click
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http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSWBT00971520080916
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"to look for ways to work better and more closely"
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SUPERPOWER "TB": THREATS & BRIBES
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Pakistan troops ordered to open fire on US raiders  Click
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/A/AS_PAKISTAN?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-16-18-34-22
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"In case it happens again in this form, [namely,]
that there is a very significant detection, which
is very definite, no ambiguity, across the border,
on ground or in the air: open fire."
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BETTER: COUNTER-ATTACK
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U.S. missile strike in Pakistan kills five  Click
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http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSISL21483220080917?sp=true
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Paragraph 2: "the attack [was] on a container loaded
with ammunition and explosives"
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or
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Paragraph 6: "drone fired four missiles at a tented
camp."
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DEMOCRATIC PEOPLES REPUBLIC OF KOREA
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Rodong Sinmun on DPRK's Bolstered War Deterrent Force
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September 17, 2008 | Item 5  Click
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http://www.kcna.co.jp/index-e.htm
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"The DPRK will further increase its war deterrent as
long as the U.S. imperialist warmongers continue pur-
suing the policy for stifling the DPRK."
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JAPAN
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Japan Banking Stocks Suffer Biggest Drop Since 1987  Click
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/17/business/worldbusiness/17japanbank.html
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"panicked selling"
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YEMEN
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Blasts heard near U.S. embassy in Yemen: witnesses  Click
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http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSLH53513720080917
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"followed by heavy gunfire"
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4 EUROPE
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EU
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Anti-Jew, Muslim Attitudes Rise In Europe: Survey  Click
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http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/world/international-religion-attitudes.html
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See THE BU$H PLAN (PALESTINE) | "World Bank: Palestin-
ians more dependent on aid" above.
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EUSKAL HERRIA
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Spain's Supreme Court bans Basque party  Click
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http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSLG12129420080916?sp=true
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"the party --which has 400 or so local councilors in the
Basque Region and Navarra, in northern Spain-- would be
dissolved and its assets seized"
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SHE'LL BE COMIN' 'ROUND TH' MOUNTAIN
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FRANCE
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France: Court probes toxic waste trafficking  Click
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/E/EU_FRANCE_ARCELOR_TOXIC_WASTE?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-17-12-14-42
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"actually storing and then reselling it in Belgium
to be used as fuel in supertankers."
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Toxic waste trafficking?
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See:
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Getting Rid Of The Evidence?:  Click
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http://groups.yahoo.com/group/PoliticalEssays/message/817
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Getting Rid Of The Evidence - Part 2:  Click
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http://groups.yahoo.com/group/PoliticalEssays/message/824
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Getting Rid Of The Evidence - Part 2.1:  Click
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http://groups.yahoo.com/group/PoliticalEssays/message/825
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Getting Rid Of The Evidence - Part 2.2:  Click
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http://groups.yahoo.com/group/PoliticalEssays/message/828
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UP FROM THE MEMORY HOLE
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RUSSIAN FEDERATION
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Russia halts trading after 17% share price fall  Click
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http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/6ff9306c-83f1-11dd-bf00-000077b07658.html
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5  LATAM
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BOLIVIA
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Bolivian governor arrested; Peace Corps evacuates  Click
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/L/LT_BOLIVIA_CRISIS?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-16-13-55-48
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"the United States...suspend[ed] the Peace Corps program
in Bolivia, evacuating its estimated 130 volunteers to
neighboring Peru." "Since 1962, more than 2,500 Peace
Corps Volunteers have served in Bolivia."
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IT'S A BIG MISTAKE TO ALLOW ANYONE CONNECTED IN
ANY WAY TO THE SUPERPOWER TO ENTER YOUR COUNTRY
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CUBA
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US gives green light to food sales to hurricane-hit Cuba  Click
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http://au.news.yahoo.com/a/-/world/5021173/gives-green-light-food-sales-hurricanehit-cuba/
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ECUADOR
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Ecuador gets fourth finance minister in 20 months  Click
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/L/LT_ECUADOR_FINANCE_MINISTER?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-16-14-24-28
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"[President] Correa said a 'mafia' has run the finance
ministry, 'demonizing' public spending in order to use
Ecuador's cash to service its foreign debt."
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MEXICO
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Signal appears to be from border officials' plane  Click
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/P/PLANE_BORDER_OFFICIALS?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-16-17-39-23
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"Mexican and U.S. heads of the International Water and
Boundary Commission."
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and
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Search continues for border officials' plane  Click
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/P/PLANE_BORDER_OFFICIALS?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-16-22-42-15
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"search crews from the two nations have been combing both
sides of the border"
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6  SUPERPOWER
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Housing Starts at 17-Year Low in August  Click
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/18/business/economy/18econ.html
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"fell by a larger-than-expected amount"
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WHY ARE HIGH-TUITION UNIVERSITIES
UNEXPECTEDLY TURNING OUT DUNCES ?
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Home prices to fall on liquidity concerns: analyst  Click
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http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSBNG18492120080916
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"The Oppenheimer & Co analyst...sees no hope for the
return of the mortgage securitization business."
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Sour economy hits paper mills, small-town workers  Click
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/P/PAPER_WOES?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-16-07-15-09
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"After a century of supplying jobs to this town of
6,300 and neighboring communities, the paper-making
factory has stopped production"
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Money Market Fund Says Customers Could Lose Money  Click
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/17/business/17fund.html
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"a type of investment that has long been considered as
safe and risk-free as a bank savings account."
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IT IS TO LAUGH
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FACTBOX: Ike topples offshore platforms, refineries idled  Click
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http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSN1648268920080917?sp=true
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Wall St layoffs topped 49,000 last month: NY Assembly
Speaker  Click
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http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSN1745554020080918?sp=true
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"banks and brokerages...pay one-fifth of the state's
taxes and about one-third of city wages and salaries."
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7  $$$$
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FACTBOX: Banks' exposure to Lehman in Asia  Click
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http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSSP34843420080916?sp=true
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FACTBOX: Key facts about Britain's Barclays  Click
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http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSLG49160920080916?sp=true
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INSTANT VIEW: Goldman Sachs earnings fall, stock lower  Click
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http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSN1637070520080916?sp=true
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"All eyes are really on the eye of the storm, which
is AIG and the [systemic] risk it poses to the broader
market."
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Oil in steepest two-day slide since 2004  Click
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http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSSIN4333720080916?sp=true
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"People are getting out of commodities and getting into
safer havens, like [government] bonds."
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Corn, soybeans[, wheat] plunge on oil slide, dollar gain  Click
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/C/COMMODITIES_REVIEW?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-16-18-40-14
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"stronger dollar also encouraged selling from investors
who bought commodities as a hedge against inflation and
weakness in the U.S. currency."
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McClatchy to cut 1,150 jobs, 10 pct of work force  Click
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/M/MCCLATCHY_JOB_CUTS?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-16-18-46-01
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POOF!
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Federal Reserve statement on AIG  Click
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http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSWEQ00017520080917
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and
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Statement by Treasury's Paulson on AIG  Click
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http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSWEQ00017620080917
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and
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INSTANT VIEW: U.S. bails out insurer AIG with $85 billion loan  Click
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http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSN1645715120080917?sp=true
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"Why is the Fed helping AIG but not Lehman?  Unless U.S.
authorities come up with a clear standard on who to help
and who not to, market unrest will continue."
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and
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Fed staff: AIG rescue needed because of broad ties  Click
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http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSWBT00973220080917
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"government rescue of insurer American International
Group Inc was necessary, in contrast to Lehman Brothers,
because the insurer has extensive ties to other firms
and retail products"
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FACTBOX: Key facts on American International Group  Click
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http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSN1634971620080917
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Treasury selling debt to help Fed  Click
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http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSN1733865120080917?sp=true
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"an attempt to 'help them better manage their balance
sheet.'"
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Gold prices soar after AIG bailout, dollar drop  Click
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/C/COMMODITIES_REVIEW?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-17-12-45-25
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"jumping more than $60 an ounce"
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Stocks tumble after government bailout of AIG  Click
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/W/WALL_STREET?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-17-16-07-38
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"Dow Jones industrial average dropped about 450 points"
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Asia Stocks Tumble to 3-Year Low on Bank Woes; Macquarie Slumps  Click
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http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=arW7eBYLDv6s&refer=home
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"$19 trillion has been wiped off global stock market
value since a high on Oct. 31 [2007]"
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8  MORE
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_Memo_
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RECOMMENDED
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Michele Boldrin & David K Levine
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*Against Intellectual Monopoly*
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Cambridge University Press
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2008
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298+ pages
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ISBN: 978 0 521 87928 6
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_End of Memo_
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Oreo Archive:  OREO
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http://groups.yahoo.com/group/O-r-e-o
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Filed under: news — jaspar @ 9:44 am

OREO 09 16 08

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OREO 09 16 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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==
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__MAJOR EXPOSE__
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DAY 1
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Barton Gellman | Conflict Over Spying Led White House to
Brink | first of two stories adapted from "Angler: The
Cheney Vice Presidency"  Click
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/09/13/AR2008091302284_pf.html
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and
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A Near-Meltdown | Key Characters  Click
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/politics/interactives/cheney/characters.html?sid=ST2008091302818&s_pos=list
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and
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Key Documents  Click
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/09/13/AR2008091302758.html?sid=ST2008091302818&s_pos=list
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and
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Timeline: Domestic Spying | Complete a/o 09 15 08  Click
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/politics/interactives/cheney/timeline.html
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DAY 2
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Barton Gellman | Cheney Shielded Bush From Crisis  Click
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/09/14/AR2008091401974_pf.html
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==
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Andrew Orlowski | Baidu versus big business | China's
nonstop music machine  Click
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http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/09/13/baidu_investigation/print.html
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and
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Don’t Buy That Textbook, Download It Free  Click
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/15/technology/15link.html?ref=business&pagewanted=all
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"We have lots of knowledge, but we are not getting it
out."
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COPYRIGHT MUST BE ABOLISHED ROOT, BRANCH, AND SEED
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AP IMPACT: Tons of drugs dumped into wastewater  Click
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/P/PHARMAWATER_FLUSH_I?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-14-14-18-55
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"Few of the country's 5,700 hospitals and 45,000 long-
term care homes keep data on the pharmaceutical waste
they generate."
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WHACHA YA DON' KNOW, WON' HURCHA
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Advocates urge immigrants to get affairs in order  Click
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/D/DEPORTATION_KITS?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-15-15-38-12
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"plan for who will care for the children and how the
family will be reunited if the parents are deported"
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NO MORE MASS PARENT-NAPPINGS
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Fla. police use Taser on nude man walking a dog  Click
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/O/ODD_NAKED_DOG_WALKER?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-15-15-55-54
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"the only way to subdue the man without having to hurt
him."
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THE PERFECT SANITY OF INSANITY
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2  AFRICA
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THE BU$H PLAN (SOMALIA)
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2 more aid workers kidnapped in Somalia  Click
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http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/world/AP-Somalia.html
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"on Sunday, Islamist fighters killed a Ugandan peace-
keeper and wounded two others in the capital Mogadishu"
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MAURITANIA
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Ambush by militants kills 12 Mauritania soldiers  Click
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/M/MAURITANIA?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-15-12-55-42
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Mauritania:  Click
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mauritania
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NIGERIA
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Nigerian militants attack oil station, kill 1  Click
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/N/NIGERIA_OIL_UNREST?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-15-12-28-54
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"Speedboat-borne militants attacked an oil-pumping
station"
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ZIMBABWE
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Agreement Between
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The Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front
(ZANU-PF)
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And
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The Two Movements For Democratic Change (MDC) Formations,
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On Resolving The Challenges Facing Zimbabwe  Click
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http://graphics8.nytimes.com/packages/pdf/world/2008/09/0915_Zimbabwe_Agreement.pdf
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3  ASIA
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THE BU$H PLAN (PALESTINE)
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Biographies of Israeli candidates  Click
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/M/ML_ISRAEL_POLITICS_THUMBNAILS?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-15-14-36-06
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Ultra-Orthodox vigilantes spread fear in Jerusalem  Click
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http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=080915063412.dgwo885y&show_article=1
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"the modesty patrols have been around for years, with
the full approval of religious leaders, but appear to
have become increasingly violent."
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THE BU$H PLAN (IRAQ)
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Sunni Proponent of [collaborator] Reconciliation Is
Killed  Click
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/15/world/middleeast/15iraq.html
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TO STAND WITH THE SUPERPOWER
IS TO WAR ON YOUR OWN PEOPLE
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Armed Confrontations with Occupiers  Click
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http://www.heyetnet.org/eng/iraq-news/3230-armed-confrontations-with-occupiers.html
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"It is ordinary mad actions of the occupation forces
who have deeply been affected by the heroic resistance
operations."
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THE BU$H PLAN (AFGHANISTAN)
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British soldier killed in Afghanistan | A British para-
trooper has been killed in an explosion in Afghanistan  Click
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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/onthefrontline/2957013/British-soldier-killed-in-Afghanistan.html
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"fourth British serviceman to be killed this month"
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OUR COUNTRY, NOT YOURS
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THE BU$H PLAN (PAKISTAN)
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__WASHINGTON POST DECLARATION OF WAR ON PAKISTAN__
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Edirorial | The War in Pakistan | U.S. attacks on Taliban
and al-Qaeda targets are risky --and necessary  Click
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/09/13/AR2008091302036.html
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The CIA code words "on Taliban and al-Qaeda targets"
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MEAN SUPERPOWER WAR ON P-A-K-I-S-T-A-N
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Pakistan says troop fire turns U.S. helicopters back  Click
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http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSISL14941720080915?sp=true
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__DUH OF THE DAY__
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"both the Pakistani and American militaries denied the
incident."
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REPUBLIC OF KOREA
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South Korea firms' exposure to Lehman/Merrill $1.4
billion  Click
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http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSSEO35384020080915?sp=true
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THAILAND
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Acting Leader Ends Bangkok’s State of Emergency  Click
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/14/world/asia/14bangkok.html
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4 EUROPE
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ITALY
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Germany holds rare war crimes trial over 1944 Nazi
massacre | Germany is to put on trial a 90-year-old
former officer in one of its last ever war crimes
trials dating from the Second World War  Click
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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/germany/2958143/Germany-holds-rare-war-crimes-trial-over-1944-Nazi-massacre.html
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"ordering the killings of 14 civilians in Falzano,
near Cortona in Italy."
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Image:Arezzo posizione.png:  Click
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Cortona's in Arezzo Province, Tuscany Region.
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RUSSIAN FEDERATION
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Transcript of the Meeting with the Participants in the
International Club Valdai | complete  Click
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http://www.kremlin.ru/eng/speeches/2008/09/12/1644_type82912type82917type84779_206409.shtml
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Excerpt 1:
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"Unfortunately..., so far Russia continues to be per-
ceived not only as the legal successor of the Soviet
Union, but as its ideological heir as well.
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And this is not the case.  Russia has completely dif-
ferent values."
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That plays well, but ignores the fact there were two
Soviet Unions --the real one dating from 1917; and
the pretended one dating from 1956.  They had com-
pletely different values.
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The collapse of the pretended Soviet Union produced
today's Russian Federation: a version of the Tsar's
IMPERIAL RUSSIA.
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Excerpt 2:
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"It is another matter that people did not expect this
reaction from Russia and actively led the Georgian
side to believe: 'Do whatever you want, Russians will
not bother you, it is not in their interests, they have
neither the opportunities nor the desire to do so now.'
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This was a clear foreign policy blunder.  To me this
appears to be just a diplomatic mistake, which will
subsequently be portrayed in diplomacy textbooks as a
mistake committed by the United States and a mistake by
Georgia, although Georgia holds criminal responsibility
too."
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The real blunder: Medvedev publicizes Superpower *S.*
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Actually--
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THE SUPERPOWER IS *THE* WAR CRIMINAL.
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IT PLANNED AND ORGANIZED THE GENOCIDE
CARRIED OUT BY ITS GEORGIAN PUPPETS !
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5  LATAM
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BOLIVIA
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South American presidents meet to discuss Bolivia  Click
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/L/LT_BOLIVIA_CRISIS?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-15-18-26-49
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In La Paz "more than a thousand [= thousands of] govern-
ment supporters marched on the U.S. Embassy..., burning
an American flag and effigies of opposition governors.
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and
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Some 5,000 Bolivian migrants marched in Buenos Aires...
in support of the Morales government."
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6  SUPERPOWER
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Gasoline Prices Soar Across the Country | Prices Break
the $4 a Gallon Barrier in Seven States  Click
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/09/14/AR2008091401659.html
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"a number of production platforms in the Gulf of Mexico
had been destroyed"
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and
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Third day of gas prices spikes  Click
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http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/business/AP-Ike-Energy.html
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HP to cut 24,600 jobs as part of EDS integration  Click
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/H/HP_EDS_RESTRUCTURING?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-15-17-20-20
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"Before the acquisition, HP had 178,000 people and EDS
had 142,000, a total of 320,000."
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24 600 / 320 000 = ~ 0.077 or ~ 7.7 %
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POOF!
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A list of Nelson Peltz's food holdings  Click
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/W/WENDYS_TRIARC_GLANCE?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-15-13-47-53
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"Triarc Cos. Inc. is acquiring...Wendy's"
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Industrial Output Decline Is Worse Than Expected  Click
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/16/business/economy/16econ.html
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WHY ARE HIGH-TUITION UNIVERSITIES
UNEXPECTEDLY TURNING OUT DUNCES ?
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7  $$$$
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__WE ARE NOT, AND NEVER HAVE BEEN, CROOKS__
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Nation’s Financial Industry Gripped by Fear  Click
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/15/business/15street.html?_r=1&oref=slogin&ref=business&pagewanted=all
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"A year into the financial crisis, few dreamed that the
situation would spiral down so far, so fast."
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Stocks tumble amid new Wall Street landscape  Click
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080915/ap_on_bi_st_ma_re/wall_street
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"In the final minutes of trading, the Dow fell 455.14"
"big losses in markets across much of the globe"
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Wall Street model broken by credit crisis  Click
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http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSN1481719820080915?sp=true
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"In the course of a few hours Sunday"
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S-U-D-D-E-N-LY
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Ten banks commit to $70 billion borrowing facility  Click
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http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSN1481504320080915
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Fed Loosens Standards on Emergency Loans  Click
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/15/business/15fed.html
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"In an obscure but highly important announcement late
Sunday evening, the Fed said it would let Wall Street
firms post as collateral much riskier assets --includ-
ing equities, junk bonds, subprime mortgage-backed
securities and even whole mortgages"
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and
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INSTANT VIEW: Fed takes action to help ailing banks  Click
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http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSN1446197420080915?sp=true
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"The Fed's ability to keep on doing this will at some
point end."
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FACTBOX-The world's biggest banks  Click
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http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSLF65729420080915?sp=true
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S&P cuts BofA rating, may cut again, Moody's may cut  Click
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http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSN1551490520080915
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TIMELINE: History of Merrill Lynch  Click
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http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSN1546989520080915?sp=true
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September 14, 2008

OREO 09 14 08

Filed under: news — jaspar @ 7:19 am

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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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U.S. Arms Sales Climbing Rapidly  Click
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/14/washington/14arms.html?ref=world&pagewanted=all
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"agreed so far this fiscal year to sell or transfer more
than $32 billion in weapons and other military equipment
to foreign governments, compared with $12 billion in 2005."
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and
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Armed killings cost nations billions of dollars  Click
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/V/VIOLENT_CRIMES?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-12-04-27-32
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"In 2007, the [North America] region lost up to $46.76
billion from armed violence" 
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"The vast majority of that loss --up to $44.8 billion--
occurred in the United States"
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See last two paragraphs of newsstory.
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French suspects believed plotting attack released  Click
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/F/FRANCE_TERRORISM_SUSPECTS?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-12-07-15-53
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"France's interior minister says the threat of terrorism
in the country remains high."
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IT'S CALLED POLICE TERRORISM
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FBI wants new tools in terrorism assessments  Click
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/F/FBI_TERRORISM?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-12-16-47-21
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"Agents would be permitted to use...recruitment of sources"
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HEY, PUNK
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Convicted Spammer Prevails In Va. Court | State Supreme
Court Strikes Down Anti-Spam Law, Calling It Unconstitu-
tional  Click
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http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2008/09/12/tech/main4443940.shtml
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"The state Supreme Court last February affirmed Jaynes'
conviction on several grounds but later agreed,
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without explanation,
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to reconsider the First Amendment
issue."
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__MAJOR EXPOSE__
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Florida Deal for Everglades May Help Big Sugar  Click
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/14/business/14fanjul.html?ref=business&pagewanted=all
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"One of the country’s wealthiest families, the Fanjuls
of Palm Beach,...today touches virtually every aspect
of the sugar trade in the United States."
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3  ASIA
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THE BU$H PLAN (PALESTINE)
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Violence flares in West Bank after attack on Jewish
settlement  Click
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http://au.news.yahoo.com/a/-/world/5013449/violence-flares-west-bank-attack-jewish-settlement/
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"Israeli troops shot dead a 16-year-old boy after a group
of Palestinians hurled rocks at an army patrol near the
village of Tuqua"
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Tuqua:  Click
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http://www.pcr.ps/pmalert/tuqua.htm
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and
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Olmert likens Jewish settler rampage to "pogrom"  Click
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http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSLE48803120080914?sp=true
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"Some 500,000 Jews live among 2.5 million Palestinians
on West Bank land..., including Arab East Jerusalem."
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Pogrom:  Click
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pogram
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THE BU$H PLAN (IRAQ)
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Bomb Kills 8 Kurdish Soldiers, Inflaming an Iraqi Regional Dispute  Click
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/14/world/middleeast/14iraq.html
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Peshmerga:  Click
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peshmerga
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At least 10 killed in LA commuter train wreck  Click
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/T/TRAIN_COLLISION?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-12-23-21-09
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"collided with a freight train Friday"
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Roadside bombs kill five [puppet] policemen in northern
Iraq  Click
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http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSLE48579020080914
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"Five [puppet] police were wounded"
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THE BU$H PLAN (AFGHANISTAN)
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U.S. firm ambushed again in Afghan south, 23 dead  Click
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http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSISL31005820080912?sp=true
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"second attack on the firm in as many days."
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The firm?
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"U.S. Protection and Investigations"  Click
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http://uspi.us/
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Bomb kills Afghan [puppet] governor, 3 others  Click
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/A/AFGHANISTAN?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-13-04-25-16
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Lowgar Province:  Click
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lowgar_Province
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THE BU$H PLAN (PAKISTAN)
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Pakistan [>] could end cooperation in war on terror  Click
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/P/PAKISTAN?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-12-17-58-16
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"Domestic media have criticized the [Pakistan] govern-
ment..., even suggesting the public criticism [of The
Superpower] is just lip service"
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"'America is daily deepening the well of resentment
against itself that no amount of aid or pious diplo-
matic platitudes will ever fill,' The News daily said
in an editorial Friday."
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The News International:  Click
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_News_International
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and
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Pakistan to protest new U.S. missile strike [Friday]  Click
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http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSISL34084320080912
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INDONESIA
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2 explosions near Freeport mine in Indonesia  Click
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/I/INDONESIA_FREEPORT_BLASTS?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-12-06-55-40
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"targeted a bridge and a nearby security post 10 miles
from the Grasberg mine in Papua province"
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See last paragraph of newsstory.
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Papua (Indonesian province):  Click
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Papua_province
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Grasberg mine:  Click
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grasberg_mine
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Free Papua Movement:  Click
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free_Papua_Movement
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KASHMIR
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Pro-independence protests in Indian [?] Kashmir  Click
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/K/KASHMIR_PROTESTS?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-12-10-02-54
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"Tens of thousands of Muslims joined pro-independence
rallies across Indian-controlled Kashmir on Friday"
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and
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Protesters and police clash in Indian [?] Kashmir  Click
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/K/KASHMIR_PROTESTS?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-13-05-45-27
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"Residents and shopkeepers in...[Srinagar] said [In-
dian] soldiers entered their buildings and smashed
windowpanes and furniture and beat them with batons."
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THERE'S ONLY ONE THING "INDIAN"
IN KASHMIR: INDIAN KILLER-COPS!
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Lathi:  Click
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lathi
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"the Indian Police's most used crowd control device."
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TURKMENISTAN
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**  Rare clash reported in authoritarian Turkmenistan  Click
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/T/TURKMENISTAN_VIOLENCE?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-13-15-54-53
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"Heavy gun battles between a radical Islamist group
and security forces erupted overnight in the capital"
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4 EUROPE
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EU
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EU finance ministers try to tackle soaring prices  Click
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/E/EU_ECONOMY?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-13-06-32-35
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"ways to encourage spending while inflation stays near
record-high levels."
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IT IS TO SNICKER
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RUSSIAN FEDERATION
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Beginning of Meeting with Participants in the Interna-
tional Club Valdai | excerpts  Click
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http://www.kremlin.ru/eng/text/speeches/2008/09/12/1644_type82912type84779_206409.shtml
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[Q] "The crisis and the war showed that the interna-
tional rules do not work anymore."
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[A] "These were illusions that the world is a fair
place, the security system based on the current divi-
sion of political influence is optimum and keeps the
world in balance, and the main players on the global
political stage are in a state of equilibrium.  But
none of this is so."
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"current security system is in a state of serious
breakdown, which translates into at best political
clashes and the emergence of various political pro-
blems and changing borders, and at worst leads to
bloodshed."
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Valdai Discussion Club:  Click
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http://en.valday2007.rian.ru/
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Official: Plane crash in central Russia kills 88  Click
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/R/RUSSIA_PLANE_CRASH?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-13-22-11-53
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5  LATAM
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Analysis: US relations with leftists leaders sour  Click
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/Y/YANKEE_GO_HOME?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-12-12-44-28
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"could prompt similar moves from others in the region,
notably...current Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega,
to act in solidarity, throwing a wrench into U.S. policy
and further dimming its influence in Latin America."
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IT'S A BIG MISTAKE TO ALLOW ANYONE CONNECTED IN
ANY WAY TO THE SUPERPOWER TO ENTER YOUR COUNTRY
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(Why embassies are out, email is in.)
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BOLIVIA  Click
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http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSN1243884820080913?sp=true
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"Leaders of Argentina, Brazil, Ecuador, Peru and other
countries expressed support for Morales."
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"[Natural gas s]upplies to both Brazil and Argentina were
back near normal levels."
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Pando Department:  Click
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pando_Department
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HONDURAS
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Honduras postpones accrediting US ambassador  Click
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/H/HONDURAS_US_AMBASSADOR?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-12-16-47-53
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"expressing solidarity with Bolivia's complaint that the
top U.S. diplomat there incited violent protests."
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VENEZUELA
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FACTBOX: What next in plummeting U.S.-Venezuelan ties?  Click
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http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSN1243011720080912?sp=true
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"Chavez could cut formal diplomatic relations with the
United States, recalling all of his diplomats."
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Venezuela can recall all its diplomats from The Super-
power without necessarily cutting formal diplomatic
relations.
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Doing so could motivate The Superpower to recall all
its "diplomats" (CIA, DOD, FBI agents), again without
necessarily cutting formal diplomatic relations.
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The point is to re-form formal diplomatic relations.
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THERE'S EMAIL
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6  SUPERPOWER
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Retail sales unexpectedly drop in August  Click
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/R/RETAIL_SALES?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-12-09-22-30
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"Economists expected sales to rise"
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WHY ARE HIGH-TUITION UNIVERSITIES
UNEXPECTEDLY TURNING OUT DUNCES ?
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Health Costs: More Burden on the Worker  Click
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/14/business/14count.html
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"businesses are moving aggressively to shift the burden
to their employees."
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7  $$$$
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Fed holds emergency meeting on market developments  Click
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http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSN1234301220080913
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"Federal Reserve Bank of New York held an emergency
meeting on Friday evening with top financial market
representatives"
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Germany urges US to find Lehman Brothers solution  Click
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/G/GERMANY_LEHMAN_BROTHERS?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-09-13-09-23-53
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"Observers who had prematurely spoken of 'a light at
the end of the tunnel' now had to make sure that they
weren't facing an oncoming train"
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September 12, 2008

OREO 09 12 08

Filed under: news — jaspar @ 7:38 am

OREO 09 12 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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__SUPERPOWER WAR ON PAKISTAN__
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Officials: Bush secretly OK'd raids in Pakistan  Click
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080911/ap_on_go_pr_wh/us_pakistan
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"The presidential order...was issued over the summer to
give new authority to U.S. special operations forces"
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"More recently, the administration secretly gave conven-
tional ground troops new authority"
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THIS IS HOT EVIDENCE READY
FOR THE WAR CRIMES TRIALS!
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Alice Miles | Terrorists win if we lose faith in trial
by jury | If 12 ordinary citizens were not convinced of
an airline bomb plot, police and politicians have [>] no
right to contradict them  Click
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http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/columnists/alice_miles/article4726707.ece
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Which terrorists win?
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THE TERRORISTS AT THE TOP
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in both The Superpower and its poodle.
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Kingsnorth trial: Coal protesters cleared of criminal
damage to chimney | The trial of the six Greenpeace UK
activists was the first case in which acting to prevent
climate change causing damage to property formed part of
a 'lawful excuse' defence  Click
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http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2008/sep/10/activists.carbonemissions
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"legally justified because they were trying to prevent
climate change causing greater damage to property around
the world."
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That sounds good, but nonetheless it's a version of
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THE LESSER-EVIL CRAP
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Gov't officials investigated for sex, gifts  Click
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080910/ap_on_go_ot/interior_oil_trysts
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"officials handling billions of dollars in oil royalties
partied, had sex with and accepted golf and ski outings
from employees of energy companies"
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EICHMANNS, ARISE !
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2  AFRICA
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EGYPT
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Egyptian urban inflation rises  Click
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http://www.afrol.com/articles/30747
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"Rising food prices has driven inflation in urban parts
of Egypt above market forecasts to a 16-year high of 23.6
percent in the year to August"
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SHE'LL BE COMIN' 'ROUND TH' MOUNTAIN
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3  ASIA
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THE BU$H PLAN (IRAQ)
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U.S. policy post 9/11 has increased terrorism: Syria  Click
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http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSLB47117220080911
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"made the use of force the beginning and the end of the
fight against terrorism and thus terrorism is much more
widespread today"
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SPEAKING FRANKLY--
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The Superpower cowards dared not face up to Russia lest
it use its nukes, --so it re-launched its campaign for
world $lavery under the new WOT label.
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THUS resistance to Superpower-terrorism "is much more
widespread today."
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THE BU$H PLAN (AFGHANISTAN)
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Pentagon admits Afghan strategy not succeeding  Click
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http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSN1043793620080910?sp=true
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"nearly seven years since U.S.-led forces [duh] toppled
the Taliban"
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and
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9/11 seven years later: U.S. 'safe,' South Asia in
turmoil  Click
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/mcclatchy/20080910/wl_mcclatchy/3041862
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"a key reason for the resurgence is a growing popular
sympathy for the militants"
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"Pakistan is far less secure than before the launch of
the...[duh] war on terrorism.  It is unquestionable
that we are failing in Afghanistan."
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HAVE ANY LESSONS BEEN LEARNED?
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The Superpower still clings to its 9/11 myths, dares not
even mention the fact that Russia organized and financed
one of The Superpower's biggest military defeats, and
stands by its binLaden/alQaeda CIA inventions.
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NO LESSONS HAVE BEEN LEARNED !
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Perhaps in 14 years?  Don't be ridiculous.
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and
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Roger Cohen | In the Seventh Year  Click
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/11/opinion/11Cohen.html
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Channel Tunnel Remains Closed After Freight Blaze  Click
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http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/world/international-britain-tunnel.html
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British soldier killed in blast in Afghanistan  Click
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http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSLB4485320080911
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"on a routine patrol"
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TROOP TERRORISM
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THE BU$H PLAN (PAKISTAN)
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Pakistan army chief criticizes US raid  Click
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080910/ap_on_re_as/pakistan_us
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"The sovereignty and territorial integrity of the country
will be defended at all cost and no external force is al-
lowed to conduct operations inside Pakistan."
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That reads well, but nonetheless it's a sellout's
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SEVILE *S* 
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4 EUROPE
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EUSKAL HERRIA
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Spanish high court rejects Basque referendum  Click
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http://apnews.myway.com/article/20080911/D934Q1KG0.html
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"The national [= Spanish] government appealed to...[its]
Constitutional Court shortly after the Basque parliament
approved the referendum blueprint"
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SHE'LL BE COMIN' 'ROUND TH' MOUNTAIN
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RUSSIAN FEDERATION
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Russia’s Recognition of Georgian Areas Raises Hopes of
Its Own Separatists  Click
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/10/world/europe/10separatists.html?ref=world&pagewanted=all
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"It’s an abstraction now, but 20 years down the road, it
won’t be such an abstraction.” 
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Map:  Click
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http://www.nytimes.com/imagepages/2008/09/10/world/10separatists.map.ready.html
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and
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US [Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and
Eurasian Affairs] name[s] three goals in the Caucasus  Click
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http://kavkazcenter.com/eng/content/2008/09/11/10140.shtml
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"a possible use of...[the] recognizing by Russia of
South Ossetia and Abkhazia to work out a new policy
towards certain regions in Russia itself."
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1,000 Hit Streets Over Soaring Fuel Prices  Click
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http://www.sptimes.ru/index.php?action_id=2&story_id=27109
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"organized by the Russian Road Transport Trade Union"
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5  LATAM
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MEXICO
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Delay Seen for Fence At U.S.-Mexico Line | Construction
Costs, Land Purchasing Cited  Click
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/09/10/AR2008091003419.html
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"completed 344 miles of fencing as of Aug. 29, about half
its goal" for this year
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6  SUPERPOWER
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Paul says he turned down appeal to endorse McCain  Click
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080910/ap_on_el_pr/ron_paul_third_parties
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"Paul called the presidential elections a charade and
said voters are faced with the 'lesser of two evils.'"
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FALSE CHOICE IS *THE* EVIL ITSELF
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and
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’08 Rivals Have Ties to Loan Giants  Click
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/10/us/politics/10fannie.html?ref=business&pagewanted=all
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"each man and his party...have ties to the fallen giants"
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Mexican Billionaire Buys a 6.4% Stake in [NY] Times
Company  Click
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/11/business/media/11times.html
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"Slim has a history of buying depressed assets he can
later sell at a profit"
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THE SUPERPOWER IS NOW ON
SALE AT DISCOUNT PRICES!
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Carlos Slim Helú:  Click
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carlos_Slim_Hel%C3%BA
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7  $$$$
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U.S. Government [Federal Reserve & Treasury Department]
Assisting in Sale of Lehman Brothers  Click
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/09/11/AR2008091102580.html
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FACTBOX: Global write-downs and credit losses  Click
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http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSN1045946120080910
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INSTANT VIEW: Lehman posts large loss, cuts dividend  Click
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http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSN1025427020080910?sp=true
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FACTBOX: Lehman rank in M&A, equity, debt finance deals  Click
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http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSLA40591520080910?sp=true
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FACTBOX: Five facts about Lehman Brothers' past and present  Click
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http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSN0930860520080910
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INSTANT VIEW: OPEC agrees effective 520,000 bpd output cut  Click
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http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSSP34658320080910?sp=true
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OPEC and Russia seek closer ties  Click
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http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSLA27827420080910?sp=true
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Record Oil Imports Offset Export Growth  Click
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/12/business/economy/12econ.html
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"trade deficit reached a 16-month high in July"
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September 10, 2008

OREO 09 10 08

Filed under: news — jaspar @ 8:19 am

OREO 09 10 08

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OREO 09 10 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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No convictions for key charges in liquid bomb terror plot  Click
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http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/09/08/liquid_bomb_terror_plot_verdict/
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"The jury...didn't find any of the men guilty of the
actual headline-grabbing charges that lead to a world-
wide clamp-down on liquids in carry-on baggage."
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and
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Police in crisis [meetings] after jury rejects £10m [2-
year] terror case  Click
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http://business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/business/law/public_law/article4710879.ece
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"jury’s indecision [?] in the face of a detailed Crown
case raises questions about the public perception of the
terror threat that could undermine government attempts
to introduce further security legislation."
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JURY'S D-E-C-I-S-I-O-N = NO MORE POODLE *S*
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F.T.C. and Justice Department Disagree on Antitrust
Policy  Click
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/09/business/09antitrust.html
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"exposed a rift between the Justice Department and the
Federal Trade Commission over whether the government was
protecting consumers or big businesses."
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YOU DECIDE
.
.
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Former Abramoff Associate [Kevin A. Ring] Is Arrested |
Indictment Charges Fraud, Conspiracy  Click
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/09/08/AR2008090801302.html
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"a four-year scheme"
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Effort on Immigration Courts Faulted | Review Finds
Inadequate Progress on Most Initiatives  Click
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/09/07/AR2008090702421.html
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Duh-effort has "not adequately increased oversight of
immigration judges, tightened the appeals process or
consistently sought funding for new judges"
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School Code To Be Introduced  Click
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http://www.news-register.net/page/content.detail/id/514027.html
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"This regulation is part of the [duh] student code of
conduct.  It spells out procedures for [duh] potential
search and seizure in the [duh] area of drugs and things
of that nature."
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Things of that nature?
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"It also authorizes the use of canines trained to detect
the presence of drugs and explosives."
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PLANNING ON TAKING UP TEACHING ?
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and
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Indiana High School's Purse Ban Rankles Students  Click
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http://cbs2chicago.com/northwestindianabureau/bag.ban.school.2.813711.html
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"People even got yelled at for carrying fanny packs and
too big of a pencil holder, which is ridiculous."
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PLANNING ON DROPPING OUT ?
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and
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Students can send text message tips to cops  Click
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http://www.suntimes.com/news/metro/1152491,CST-NWS-text09.article
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PLANNING ON GETTING CAUGHT ?
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Iowa files child labor charges against meat plant  Click
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http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/us/AP-Slaughterhouse-Child-Labor.html
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"owner and managers...charged...with more than 9,000
misdemeanors" "Two employees were also charged in
federal court."
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3  ASIA
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THE BU$H PLAN (IRAQ)
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___| MAJOR EXPOSE |___
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The War Within | About This Series | Sunday September 7,
2008  Click
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/09/06/AR2008090602692.html
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DAY 1
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Bob Woodward | Doubt, Distrust, Delay | The Inside Story
of How Bush's Team Dealt With Its Failing Iraq Strategy |
September 7, 2008  Click
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/09/06/AR2008090602691_pf.html
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and
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Bob Woodward | Spying on Iraqi Leader: Was It Worth the
Risk? | September 7, 2008  Click
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/09/06/AR2008090602693.html
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Among Bush's Top Advisers, Division Over the Surge  Click
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/nation/specials/war-within/dissension/index.html
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The Road to the Surge [timeline graphic]  Click
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/nation/specials/war-within/surgechart.html
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DAY 2
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Bob Woodward | The War Within | Rift: Outmaneuvered And
Outranked, Military Chiefs Became Outsiders | Monday Sep-
tember 8, 2008  Click
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/09/07/AR2008090702426_pf.html
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and
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Bob Woodward | Why Did Violence Plummet?  It Wasn't Just 
the Surge | September 8, 2008  Click
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/09/07/AR2008090701847.html
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DAY 3
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Bob Woodward | 'You're Not Accountable, Jack' | How a
Retired Officer Gained Influence at the White House
and in Baghdad  Click
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/09/08/AR2008090802839_pf.html
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DAY 4
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Bob Woodward | A Portrait of a Man Defined by His Wars  Click
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/09/09/AR2008090903491_pf.html
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and
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Changed by the Wars He Leaves to Another  Click
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/graphic/2008/09/10/GR2008091000537.html
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Computer Breakdown Halts Trading at London Exchange  Click
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/09/business/worldbusiness/09exchange.html
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"We basically haven’t been able to trade all day."
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U.S. Allies In Iraq to Drop to "Handful": Official  Click
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http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/news/news-iraq-usa-allies.html
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THE BU$H PLAN (AFGHANISTAN)
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__SUPERPOWER TERRORISM AND ITS RESULT__
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NATO Bomb Kills 2 Afghan Civilians ["wounding 10"]  Click
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http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/world/AP-Afghan-Violence.html
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"roadside bomb killed an Afghan [puppet] contract worker
and three soldiers" --probably Superpower troops-- "in
eastern Afghanistan"
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THE BU$H PLAN (PAKISTAN)
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__SUPERPOWER WAR ON PAKISTAN__
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U.S. drones kill 23 in missile attack in Pakistan  Click
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080908/ts_nm/pakistan_violence_dc
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"Fifteen to 20 wounded people, most of them women and
children, were taken to hospital in Miranshah"
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Miranshah:  Click
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miranshah
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"It houses a refugee camp for displaced Afghans from the
Soviet invasion."
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Continuing with the newsstory--
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"the U.S.-led campaigns against al Qaeda and the Taliban
are hugely unpopular among Pakistanis"
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Why?
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Because the words "against al Qaeda and the Taliban"
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MEAN
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SUPERPOWER WAR ON P-A-K-I-S-T-A-N
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__PUPPET ROAD TO RUIN__
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Pakistan Considers Asset Sales to Bolster Economy  Click
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/09/business/worldbusiness/09venture.html
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"Pakistan’s 'economic curse' is...the ruling elite --civil
servants, politicians and the military-- [who] have worked
in their own interest, not that of the wider population,
limiting how much capital the country can raise"
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KASHMIR
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Kashmiris Seek Trade Route to Pakistan | Hindus Blocked
Off Road to New Delhi  Click
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/09/07/AR2008090702563_pf.html
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"India can shut us down any time it wants, and that is a
terrifying thing."
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IMPERIAL INDIA
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THAILAND
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Thai Leader Is Ordered to Resign [by Supreme Court panel]  Click
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/10/world/asia/10thai.html
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"His party said it would name...Samak to succeed himself"
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4 EUROPE
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BALTIC STATES
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William S. Lind | **  The Baltic States and Russia | Toy
Armies or Accomodation?  Click
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http://www.counterpunch.org/lind09092008.html
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"There is a model that would work for the Baltic states
and other small countries: the Iraqi model.  Instead of
creating a toy army, they should plan an Iraq-style in-
surgency against [>] any occupier.
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This requires a universal militia like Switzerland’s,
where every male citizen knows how to shoot and how to
build and emplace IEDs and where weapons and explosives
are cached all over the country."
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GEORGIA
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Georgians Question Wisdom of War With Russia | President's
Future At Stake, Some Say  Click
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/09/08/AR2008090802449_pf.html
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"rather than feeling chastened by the war, the ruling party
will interpret the $1 billion in aid pledged by the United
States last week as a green light to continue its policies."
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WELL, OF COURSE!
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RUSSIAN FEDERATION
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Press Statement following Talks with President of France
Nicolas Sarkozy | excerpt: Implementation of the plan of
August 12, 2008  Click
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http://www.kremlin.ru/eng/text/speeches/2008/09/08/2208_type82912type82914type82915_206283.shtml
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Reconfirm each side’s obligation to respect in full the
Medvedev-Sarkozy six-point plan of August 12, 2008.
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SECTION ONE: Withdrawal of troops. 
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Point one. Russia will withdraw all of its peacekeepers
from the five observation posts along the line from Poti
to Sinaki inclusive within a maximum deadline of seven
days, taking into account the signature on September 8,
2008, of legally binding documents providing guarantees
of non-aggression against Abkhazia.  

Point two. Russia will withdraw in full its peacekeepers
from the zones adjoining South Ossetia and Abkhazia to
the positions where they were stationed before the start
of hostilities.
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This withdrawal will be carried out within ten days fol-
lowing the deployment of international mechanisms in
these zones, including at least 200 observers from the
European Union, no later than October 1, 2008, taking
into account legally binding documents guaranteeing non-
aggression against Abkhazia and South Ossetia.  
`
Point three. The complete return of Georgian armed for-
ces to their bases by October 1, 2008.  
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SECTION TWO: International observation mechanisms. 
`
Point one. UN international observers in Georgia will
continue to carry out their mandate in their zone of
responsibility in accordance with the number and
deployment scheme as at August 7, 2008, without detri-
ment to possible future adjustments decided by the UN
Security Council.  
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Point two. International observers from the OSCE will
continue to carry out their mandate in their zone of
responsibility in accordance with the number and
deployment scheme as at August 7, 2008, without detri-
ment to possible future adjustments decided by the
Standing Council of the OSCE. 

Point three. Speed up preparations for the deployment
of additional observers in the zones adjoining South
Ossetia and Abkhazia in number sufficient to replace
the Russian peacekeepers by October 1, 2008, includ-
ing at least 200 observers from the European Union.  

Point four. As guarantor of the principle of non-
aggression, the European Union will actively prepare
the deployment of an observer mission in addition to
the existing observer mechanisms. 
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SECTION THREE: International discussions.
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Point one. The international discussions stipulated
in point six of the Medvedev-Sarkozy plan of August
12, 2008, will begin on October 15, 2008 in Geneva.
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Preliminary discussions will begin this September.
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Point two. These discussions will examine the follow-
ing issues in particular: ways to ensure security and
stability in the region; settling the issue of refugees
and displaced persons on the basis of internationally
recognised principles and post-conflict resolution
practice; any other issue put forward with the mutual
approval of the parties."
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UK
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Workers fear job losses because of credit crisis  Click
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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/money/main.jhtml?xml=/money/2008/09/09/cnjobs109.xml
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"The impersonal nature of big companies, exporting jobs
to places like India, China and Eastern Europe, combined
with the economic slow down has created a sense of unease."
`
Unease?
`
"People have completely lost confidence that there is any-
thing like a job for life in the UK."
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POODLES ARISE!
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5  LATAM
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CUBA
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Reflections of Fidel | Besieged by hurricanes  Click
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http://www.granma.cu/ingles/2008/septiembre/lun8/Reflections-8sept.html
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6  SUPERPOWER
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[NY] Times Will Shut Down Its Distribution Subsidiary  Click
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/09/business/media/09times.html
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"newspaper will increase its reliance on independent
distributors, which are generally nonunion"
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CAPITAL KNOWS WHICH SIDE OF
THE BREAD THE BUTTER'S ON !
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Stimulus checks boost child support  Click
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080909/ap_on_re_us/stimulus_checks_child_support
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"more than 1.4 million of the checks have been seized...
and a total of $831 million has been collected by child
support agencies nationwide."
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Lehman Leads the Markets on a 280-Point Fall  Click
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/10/business/10place.html
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Even though...
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"Lehman...continued to have access to an emergency lend-
ing facility put in place by the Federal Reserve"
`
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Anxiety about staying warm this winter spreads  Click
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http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/business/AP-Home-Heating-Worries.html
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"Making things worse is an economy that has left many
more people without jobs, and left state treasuries
bare."
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COLD COMFORT
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For Thrift Shops [like Salvation Army], New Demand Is a
Mixed Bag  Click
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/10/business/10thrift.html
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"the same economic woes that are sending buyers their
way are causing donors to hand over fewer items"
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7  $$$$
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__SITUATION SUMMARY__
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As Crisis Grew, One Option Remained  Click
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/08/business/08takeover.html?ref=business&pagewanted=all
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Late March this year...
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"Instead of requiring Fannie and Freddie to scale back,
regulators gave them a green light to buy and guarantee
more and bigger mortgages."
`
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Big Payments Are Expected in Credit Default Swaps  Click
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/09/business/09credit.html
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"They trade in the private market, so the actual amount
of protection written on Fannie Mae’s and Freddie Mac’s
debt is hard to estimate."
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Credit default swap:  Click
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Credit_default_swap
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`
Mike Whitney | An Interview with Economist Michael
Hudson | The Worsening Debt Crisis: Who Got Us into
This Mess and What are the Real Political Options?  Click
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http://www.counterpunch.org/whitney09082008.html
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"Any real improvement will need an educational campaign
to prepare the ground for making economic reform the
centerpiece of major elections.  This educational role
often has been filled by third parties.  In the 1890s,
for instance, the main Progressive Era campaigning oc-
curred outside of the Democrats and largely outside of
the Republicans as well."
`
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Renault announces 6,000 job cuts  Click
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http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/7607232.stm
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"through [duh] voluntary redundancy measures"
`
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Editorial | The Bailout’s Big Lessons  Click
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/09/opinion/09tue1.html
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"The level and stability of American interest rates and
of the dollar are now dependent on the willingness of
foreign central banks and other overseas investors to
continue lending to the United States.
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CAPITAL KNOWS WHICH SIDE OF
THE BREAD THE BUTTER'S ON !
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Tobacco Company Plans to Cut U.S. Work Force  Click
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/10/business/10tobacco.html
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"as the tobacco industry finds ways to cope with declin-
ing cigarette sales.  Americans are buying 3 to 4 percent
fewer cigarettes a year"
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September 8, 2008

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Filed under: news — jaspar @ 7:29 am

OREO 09 08 08

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OREO 09 08 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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Editorial | Too Generous  Click
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/07/opinion/07sun3.html
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"Situations like the Massey Energy case create an un-
mistakable impression that justice is for sale."
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WELL, OF COURSE!
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When Academia Puts Profit Ahead of Wonder  Click
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/07/technology/07unbox.html?ref=business&pagewanted=all
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"In academia’s continuing pursuit of profit, the wonder of
simple serendipitous discovery has been left on the curb."
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Simple serendipitous discovery?
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COPYRIGHT MUST BE ABOLISHED ROOT, BRANCH, AND SEED
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Finally, It's At The Printer  Click
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http://www.malcomlagauche.com/id1.html
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"I treat the U.S. involvement of Iraq as one ongoing
disaster for the Iraqi people from about 1987 until
today.
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Many publications about Iraq treat Desert Storm as an
occurrence, then the embargo, then the March 2003 in-
vasion.  This is wrong.
`
They are all part of the ongoing dismemberment of the
nation."
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Ongoing dismemberment?
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SOCIOCIDE FROM DAY ONE
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3  ASIA
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THE BU$H PLAN (PALESTINE)
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In Israel, era of mass immigration ends  Click
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080906/ap_on_re_mi_ea/israel_dwindling_immigration
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"the influx that brought together more than 3 million
Jews from more than 100 countries following Israel's
creation in 1948 has dwindled to a trickle."
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ALIYAH => YERIDAH => ?
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THE BU$H PLAN (IRAQ)
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___| MAJOR EXPOSE |___
`
Bob Woodward | Doubt, Distrust, Delay | The Inside Story
of How Bush's Team Dealt With Its Failing Iraq Strategy  Click
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/09/06/AR2008090602691_pf.html
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THE BU$H PLAN (AFGHANISTAN)
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Editorial | Caught in the Cross-Fire  Click
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/06/opinion/06sat1.html
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"unless the Pentagon comes up with a better strategy,
the United States and its allies may well lose the war."
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The war?
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THE SUPERPOWER'S DOUBLE-EDGED SOCIOCIDE
IN THE EMIRATE OF AFGHANISTAN
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Double-edged?
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SUPERPOWER SOCIOCIDE IS BOTH
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WAR CRIMES AND PEACE CRIMES!
`
One of The Superpower's triumphs is to have created
and established a whole new category in international
law: SUPERPOWER PEACE CRIMES.
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What better strategy can there be?
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THE RESULTS:
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"Afghans once looked on American troops as their libera-
tors, but far too many have come to see them as enemies."
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"Pakistan’s political situation is extremely fragile, and
anti-American sentiment there is fierce."
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Two NATO soldiers killed in eastern Afghanistan  Click
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080906/wl_nm/afghan_violence_dc
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"43 killed in August"
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U.S. forces and Afghan police kill over 20 Taliban
[= MOW DOWN AFGHAN CIVILIANS]  Click
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http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSISL7915820080907
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"On Saturday, the Taliban abducted four Afghan [collabor-
ator] employees of a [Superpower] security firm in Maidan
Wardak province, on the main highway southwest of Kabul"
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NOTE:
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"In a [>] show of indignation over the [crossborder] raid,
[Pakistan] authorities blocked a major fuel supply route
for Western forces in Afghanistan, [the servile] Defence
Minister Chaudhry Ahmed Mukhtar told Dawn Television.
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Most fuel and other supplies for U.S. forces in Afghani-
stan are trucked through Pakistan, crossing the border at
two points, Torkham, near Peshawar, and Chaman to the
southwest.
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The Chaman crossing, where supplies cross into the Afghan
south, was operating normally."
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--From "Zardari wins Pakistan election" newsstory under
THE BU$H PLAN (PAKISTAN) below.
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Chaman:  Click
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chaman
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Torkham:  Click
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Torkham
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"Torkham lies on the most important supply route
for Western Forces in Afghanistan.  Pakistan has
used blocking supplies as a [>] bargaining chip,
for example as a reaction to Western Forces at-
tacking targets in Pakistan."
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Divergent Accounts of Afghan Strike Raise Tension  Click
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/08/world/asia/08afghan.html?hp=&pagewanted=all
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"Members of the Afghan [puppet] government investigation
commission said that the Americans were just covering up
the truth."
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THE SUPERPOWER'S NATURE COMPELS IT TO
BE THE WORLD'S PRE-EMINENT LIAR STATE
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Canadian Soldier Killed [Sunday] on Patrol In Afghanistan  Click
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http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/world/international-afghan-death.html
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"seven wounded"; and
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"Three Canadian soldiers were killed on Wednesday"
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The newsstory reports:
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"Canada's military presence in Afghanistan is not expected
to be an important issue in the [October 14 national elec-
tion] campaign."
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DE-MOCK-RACY
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THE BU$H PLAN (PAKISTAN)
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Zardari wins Pakistan election  Click
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http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSSP17223420080906?feedType=RSS&feedName=topNews&sp=true
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ELECTION:
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"Members of the...[Pakistan] parliament and four
provincial assemblies voted"
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REJECTION:
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"bomb in Peshawar destroyed...police post"
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See THE BU$H PLAN (AFGHANISTAN) | Item 3 above.
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Unknown powder sent to US diplomats in Pakistan  Click
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http://apnews.myway.com/article/20080907/D931SJL81.html 
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THE SUPERPOWER'S NATURE COMPELS IT TO
BE THE WORLD'S PRE-EMINENT LIAR STATE
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INDONESIA
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__SITUATION SUMMARY__
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Price increases push US soy beyond reach of poor  Click
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080906/ap_on_re_as/indonesia_soybean_curse
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"Over the past decade, Indonesia went from growing more
than half its soy to relying on the U.S. for 70 percent
of it."
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"It is the same story for dozens of countries that came
to depend on richer nations for cheap food, only to find
themselves squeezed when prices start[ed] rising last
year."
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*THIS* IS THE SUPERPOWER'S STARVATION WARFARE
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MYANMAR
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British, US embassies visited NLD (HQ) 24 times in August
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Right column | Item 5  Click
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http://www.myanmar.com/newspaper/nlm/index.html
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DIRECTIVE
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"National League for Democracy (HQ) is having contact
with American and British embassies in Yangon and fol-
lowing their directives.
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AND
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Mebaung village in Hpa-an Tsp sees bomb blast [Septem-
ber 6th]
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Right column | Item 11

FOLLOWUP
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"A bomb went off near the generator of the hydropower
generator on Hpa-an-Hlinebwe Road in Mebaung Village,
Hpa-an Township, Kayin State"
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4 EUROPE
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RUSSIAN FEDERATION
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Opening Address at the Meeting of the State Council on
the Situation Around South Ossetia and Abkhazia  Click
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http://www.kremlin.ru/eng/text/speeches/2008/09/06/1515_type82912type82913_206195.shtml
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"We are meeting to discuss the new situation in the
world, created as a result of the Georgian aggression"
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"The...tragedy clearly shows that in our era there are
reckless politicians whose actions represent a serious
threat to international order and stability."
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"The events...demonstrated something else: Russia will
not allow anyone to compromise the lives and dignity
of its citizens"
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"South Ossetia and Abkhazia have...begun to actively
build their statehood in this new environment.  There
is...need for efficient and targeted support in this
regard.  New states should set an example in the estab-
lishment of civil peace, national capabilities and
national harmony, as well as adherence to democratic
principles."
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"After the 8th of August 2008 the world has changed.
I have already said that we were supported by hundreds
of millions of people.
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However, we haven't heard words of support and under-
standing from those who, in the same circumstances,
pontificate about freedom of choice and national dig-
nity and the need to use force to punish an aggressor."
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"these forces continue arming the Georgian regime,
including under the banner of humanitarian aid."
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"We reaffirm our readiness for...the development of
neighbourly relations, relations which are based on
[>] real principles of international law."
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SPAIN
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Spanish minister backtracks on migrant visa plan  Click
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http://apnews.myway.com/article/20080906/D9317RTG0.html
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FROM:
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"it did not make sense to keep recruiting foreign workers
when Spain has 2.5 million people unemployed."
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TO:
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"I must have said something wrong."
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6  SUPERPOWER
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Silver State Bank in Nevada is shut  Click
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/09/05/AR2008090504266_pf.html
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"11th failure this year of a federally insured bank."
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7  $$$$
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__WE ARE NOT, AND NEVER HAVE BEEN, CROOKS__
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Loan Giant Overstated the Size of Its Capital Base  Click
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/07/business/07fannie.html?ref=business&pagewanted=all
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"deep concern among foreign investors that the com-
panies’ debt might not be repaid."
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"among the most expensive rescues ever financed by
taxpayers."
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News Analysis | A History of Public Aid During Crises  Click
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/07/business/07bailout.html
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"Despite decades of free-market rhetoric..., Washington
has a long history of providing financial help to the
private sector"
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DESPITE DECADES OF SUPERPOWER *S*
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THE STATE = INSURANCE FOR CROOKS!
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**  Long-Term Capital: It’s a Short-Term Memory  Click
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/07/business/07ltcm.html?pagewanted=all
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"Long-Term Capital Management...and the rescue [which]
occurred 10 years ago this month."
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US Government takes over mortgage giants  Click
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080907/ap_on_bi_ge/mortgage_giants_crisis
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"a failure of either of them would cause great turmoil
in our financial markets here at home and [>] around
the globe"
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Treasury and Federal Housing Finance Agency Action to
Protect Financial Markets and [duh] Taxpayers  Click
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http://treasury.gov/news/index1.html
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High & Low Finance | A Tangled Web With Many Raveled
Threads  Click
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/08/business/08norris.html
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__PAULSON'S DUH OF THE DAY__ 
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"The new [!] Congress and the next [!] administration
must decide what role government in general...should
play in the housing market."
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September 6, 2008

OREO 09 06 08

Filed under: news — jaspar @ 2:06 am

OREO 09 06 08

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OREO 09 06 08
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Newsstories of interest:
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** = Important  [in this edition: 2 ]
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MH = Misleading Headline  [in this edition:  ]
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1  DISORDER
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Ex-Official Faults Politics for Rendition of Canadian to
Syria  Click
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/04/world/americas/04canada.html
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Giuliano Zaccardelli, xRCMP Commissioner:

"It’s clear to me that that decision went beyond the law
enforcement agencies,” he said, adding, “a decision at a 
higher level, at a political level of some sort, had to 
have been taken."
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THIS IS HOT EVIDENCE READY
FOR THE WAR CRIMES TRIALS!
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Scandals surrounding the RCMP | Maher Arar:  Click
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scandals_surrounding_the_RCMP#Maher_Arar
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Texas drops half of cases in polygamist sect raid  Click
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http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/us/AP-Polygamist-Retreat.html
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"235 children's custody cases have been dropped, meaning
...[205] of the 440 children seized [still] remain bound
by a court order"
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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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Mexico drug plane used for US 'rendition' flights: report  Click
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20080904/wl_afp/mexicouscrimedrugs_080904204043
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"private Grumman Gulfstream II" "last owner...Clyde
O'Connor...Pompano Beach, Florida."
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Grumman Gulfstream II:  Click
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grumman_Gulfstream_II
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El Universal:  Click
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/El_Universal_(Mexico_City)
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THE SUPERPOWER KILLS TWO BIRDS WITH ONE STONE
ITS WORLD DRUG MONOPOLY & ITS WORLD TERRORISM
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Federal Highway Fund Running Out of Money  Click
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/06/us/06highway.html
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"it will...leave contractors and suppliers with I.O.U.’s
instead of cash to pay their workers"
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THE SUPERPOWER HATES ALL, EVEN ITS OWN
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Police Arrest 200 in March on GOP Convention  Click
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/09/04/AR2008090400450.html
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"Caught up in the clash were several reporters"
"Officers ordered them to sit on the pavement on a
bridge over Interstate 94 and to keep their hands
over their heads as they were led away two at a time."
"at least 19 members of the media [were] detained"
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COMMENT
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The above illustrates a method whereby Wall Street
teaches its thought-police:
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"The method is to place a mirror [the street-police]
between the parrot [the thought-police] and the train-
er.  
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The trainer [Wall Street], hidden by the mirror, utters
the words, and the parrot [the thought-police], seeing
his own reflection in the mirror [the street-police],
fancies another parrot is speaking, and imitates all
that is said by the trainer behind the mirror."
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For instance, in the newsstory 'tis said:
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"Even as protesters were being arrested, the mood was
much more relaxed than earlier in the week.  It even
turned festive at times."
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Parrot | Sound imitation and speech:  Click
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parrots#Sound_imitation_and_speech
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2  AFRICA
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SWAZILAND
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Swaziland: Protests Turn Violent  Click
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/05/world/africa/05briefs-PROTESTSTURN_BRF.html
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The bare facts
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and
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In Destitute Kingdom, Ruler Lives Like a King  Click
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/06/world/africa/06king.html
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The treatment.
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3  ASIA
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THE BU$H PLAN (PALESTINE)
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Israel Bolsters Palestinian Authority Arsenal  Click
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/06/world/middleeast/06mideast.html
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Arsenal? *The* prerequisite for puppet-building!
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THE BU$H PLAN (IRAQ)
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Army: soldier suicide rate may set record again  Click
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080904/ap_on_go_ca_st_pe/military_suicides
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"Army leaders are fully aware that repeated deploy-
ments have led to increased distress and anxiety for
both soldiers and their families."
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Fully aware?
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THIS IS A CONFESSION READY
FOR THE WAR CRIMES TRIALS!
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Dubai Helicopter Crash Kills 7 and Shuts Oilfield  Click
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http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/world/international-dubai-helicopter-crash.html
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A. P. Moller-Maersk Group | Controversies:  Click
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maersk#Controversies
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[Puppet] Iraq govt reacts sharply to US spying allegations  Click
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http://news.yahoo.com/story//ap/20080905/ap_on_re_mi_ea/iraq
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BEING SPIED UPON BY THE MASTER MARKS THE PUPPET
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See LATAM | GUATEMALA | "A Firing in Guatemala" below.
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Separately, see YEMEN below.
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[Puppet] PM calls for meeting Sat. to ponder Khanaqin
crisis   Click
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http://66.111.34.180/look/english/article.tpl?IdLanguage=1&IdPublication=4&NrArticle=91848&NrIssue=2&NrSection=1
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"Differences erupted between the Baghdad [puppet] central
government and the [puppet] government of the autonomous
Iraqi Kurdistan region"
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THE BU$H PLAN (AFGHANISTAN)
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**  AP IMPACT: Afghans fed up with government, US  Click
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http://news.yahoo.com/story//ap/20080905/ap_on_re_as/angry_afghans
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"The survey, done annually for the past three years [by
the Independent Human Rights Commission in Kabul], shows
a steady deterioration in the social and economic stabil-
ity of Afghans"
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"Average debt last year was $1,000 and is now 20 percent
higher.  And up to 73 percent of Afghans say they cannot
go to the [puppet] government for help unless they have
money or power."
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SUPERPOWER SOCIOCIDE IS A WAR CRIME
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SUPERPOWER SOCIOCIDE IS A "PEACE" CRIME
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One of The Superpower's triumphs is to have created
and established a whole new category in international
law: SUPERPOWER PEACE CRIMES.
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ANYONE IN ANY WAY INVOLVED IN EITHER IS AN ACCESSORY
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THE BU$H PLAN (PAKISTAN)
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Pakistan Raid May Signal More U.S. Attacks  Click
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http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/news/news-pakistan-usa-attack.html
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"Pentagon officials said the presence of U.S. troops in
Pakistan marked a return to tactics used soon after the
start of that war."
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That war?
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THE SUPERPOWER'S INVASION OF
THE EMIRATE OF AFGHANISTAN !
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Asif Ali Zardari | Democracy Within Our Reach | What's
at Stake Saturday in Pakistan  Click
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/09/03/AR2008090303131.html
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"We stand with the United States...and others who have
been attacked.  Fundamentally, however, the war we our
fighting is our war."
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TO STAND WITH THE SUPERPOWER
IS TO WAR ON YOUR OWN PEOPLE
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INDIA
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U.S. Letter Incites Push to Oust India Leader  Click
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/05/world/asia/05india.html
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"State Department’s letter to Congress said...the United
States could immediately halt nuclear sales to India if
India conducted [>] any nuclear tests"
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and
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"the United States planned to withhold technology" posing,
duh, "a security risk."
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THE SUPERPOWER IN COMMAND
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PEOPLES REPUBLIC OF CHINA
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Main Bank of China Is in Need of Capital  Click
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/05/business/worldbusiness/05yuan.html?ref=business&pagewanted=all
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THEN
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"snapping up roughly $1 trillion worth of Treasury bonds
and mortgage-backed debt issued by Fannie Mae and Freddie
Mac."
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NOW
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"Those investments have been declining sharply in value
when converted from dollars into the strong yuan, casting
a spotlight on the central bank’s tiny capital base [$3.2
billion]."
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DUMKOPF
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YEMEN
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AMSI Yemen Denounces Raid  Click
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http://www.heyetnet.org/eng/amsi-news/3176-amsi-yemen-denounces-raid.html
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"raid of the house and office of Sheikh Dr. Harith al Dhari,
Secretary General of AMSI by the government forces."
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4 EUROPE
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FRANCE
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France: Magazine [Paris Match] Showcases Taliban  Click
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/05/world/europe/05briefs-MAGAZINESHOW_BRF.html
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GEORGIA
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US military trained Georgian commandos  Click
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http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/bdffd9a6-7b71-11dd-b839-000077b07658.html
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__DUH OF THE DAY__	
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"A US army spokesman said the goal of the programme was to
train the commandos for duty in Afghanistan"
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RUSSIAN FEDERATION
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Interview with Italian Television Channel RAI  Click
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http://www.kremlin.ru/eng/speeches/2008/09/02/2216_type82916_206091.shtml
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GIANNI RIOTTA:
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"Some in the West are calling for Russia to be excluded
from the G8."
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DMITRY MEDVEDEV:
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"I think election campaign technologies explain the cur-
rent calls, attempts to boost one’s rating with the help
of a conflict somewhere: if Iran is not enough, let’s
take up the Caucasus issue.  Recent events confirm this,
though I am not a supporter of conspiracy theories."
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IT'S NOT A MATTER OF CONSPIRACY *THEORIES*
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IT'S THE MATTER OF THE SUPERPOWER'S DEEDS!
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UK
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British Companies Emigrating Over Taxes  Click
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/05/business/worldbusiness/05tax.html
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"In the last week alone, three companies have announced
plans to move their headquarters abroad before the end of
the year."
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THE QUEEN MADE ME DO IT
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Children aged eight enlisted as council snoopers |
Children as young as eight have been recruited by
councils to "snoop" on their neighbours and report
petty offences such as littering  Click
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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/2689996/Children-aged-eight-enlisted-as-council-snoopers.html
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THE QUEEN MADE ME DO IT
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County council:  Click
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/County_council
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5  LATAM
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ECUADOR
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Ecuador Giving U.S. Air Base the Boot | Prevailing
Nationalism, Investment From Elsewhere Make American
Presence Obsolete  Click
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/09/03/AR2008090303289_pf.html
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"Because Latin America did everything that the U.S. asked
it to do and wasn't able to get out of poverty, the North
American myth lost political weight."
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WELL, BETTER LATE THAN NEVER
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GUATEMALA
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A Firing in Guatemala  Click
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/05/world/americas/05guatemala.html
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"President Álvaro Colom...fired his security chief...
after the discovery of seven unauthorized listening
devices and video cameras in the presidential office
and residence."
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See ASIA | THE BU$H PLAN (IRAQ) | "[Puppet] Iraq govt
reacts sharply to US spying allegations" above
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BEING SPIED UPON BY THE MASTER MARKS THE PUPPET
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6  SUPERPOWER
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Ex-lobbyist Abramoff sentenced to four years by judge  Click
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http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSWBT00964020080904
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"sentence would be served at the same time as Abramoff's
current prison time.  He was sentenced to five years and
10 months in prison...on unrelated fraud charges"
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SENTENCE = 0 ?
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Banks borrow more from Fed; Wall Street takes pass  Click
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http://biz.yahoo.com/ap/080904/fed_credit_crisis.html?.v=4
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"$18.98 billion in [>] daily borrowing over the past week."
"daily average of $18.47 billion in the previous week."
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7  $$$$
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ONE DAY
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Stocks plummet after retail, unemployment data  Click
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080904/ap_on_bi_st_ma_re/wall_street
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"down more than 340 points"
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NEXT DAY
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Stocks Withstand Jump in Jobless Rate  Click
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/06/business/worldbusiness/06asia.html
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"up 32.73 points"
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OVER THERE
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FTSE 100 suffers worst week in six years  Click
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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/money/main.jhtml?xml=/money/2008/09/06/cnshares106.xml
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Jobless rate at 5-year high [6.1 %]  Click
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http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSN0439189920080905?feedType=RSS&feedName=topNews&sp=true
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"84,000 U.S. jobs...lost in August"
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New Claims for Jobless Benefits Rise Unexpectedly After
3 Weeks of Decline  Click
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/05/business/economy/05econ.html
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"to...seasonally adjusted 444,000" "Economists expected...
drop to 420,000."
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DUMKOPF DERBY
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Loss at Home Builder Hovnanian More Than Doubles From a Year Ago  Click
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/04/business/04home.html
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"eighth consecutive quarterly loss"
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Jirair Hovnanian:  Click
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jirair_Hovnanian
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U.S. Mortgage Foreclosures, Delinquencies Reach Highs  Click
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http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=a53SCwRbNa_E&refer=worldwide
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"New foreclosures increased to 1.19 percent, rising above
1 percent for the first time in the survey's 29 years"
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**  Credit Strains Linger, Pimco Pleads For Help  Click
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http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/business/business-usa-markets-credit.html
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"influential manager of the world's biggest bond fund,
Pimco, called in his latest investment outlook for un-
precedented government intervention"
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Pacific Investment Management:  Click
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PIMCO
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Resolution Trust Corporation:  Click
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Resolution_Trust_Corporation
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MORE STATE MONOPOLY CAPITALISM:
SQUEEZE PENNILESS PEOPLE TWICE!
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September 4, 2008

OREO 09 04 08

Filed under: news — jaspar @ 8:23 am

OREO 09 04 08

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OREO 09 04 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: START__
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US House Speaker makes historic Hiroshima visit  Click
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20080901/wl_afp/japanuswwiinuclearweaponshistoryg8_080901234416
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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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Ex-Canadian soldiers to be compensated for A-tests  Click
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http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/world/AP-Canada-Atomic-Test-Compensation.html
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__DUH OF THE DAY__
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"The tests attempted to simulate battlefield conditions
expected in a nuclear war."
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Al-Arian released after 5 years to await 2nd trial  Click
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http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/us/AP-Attacks-Professor.html
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"A federal judge on several occasions has expressed
skepticism about the government's contempt charges,
and last week ordered immigration authorities to ex-
plain by Tuesday afternoon why they were continuing
to hold Al-Arian.
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He was released hours before the judge's deadline."
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Sudden death after arrest may be new syndrome  Click
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080902/hl_nm/heart_death_dc
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"Something unusual is going on."
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YES, MEDICALIZING BRUTALITY
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Audit finds DOD contracts are missing EVM specs  Click
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http://www.washingtontechnology.com/online/1_1/33417-1.html
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"auditors and regulators in DOD found contracting officers
and program managers [>] weren’t applying the earned value
management (EVM) requirements, which measure progress and
alert DOD to problems"
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Earned value management:  Click
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earned_value_management
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15 reportedly killed in US-led Pakistan attack  Click
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But now a completely re-written newsstory's at the URL:
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Pakistan says foreign troops stage raid on village 
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080903/ap_on_re_as/pakistan
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In the re-written newsstory, AP drops the following
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SERVILE WORDS
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of the Pakistan Defense Minister Ahmad Mukhtar:
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"No one carries out shelling without any reason after
coming from far away."
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For the original newsstory, try:  Click
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http://www.topix.net/content/ap/2008/09/15-reportedly-killed-in-us-led-pakistan-attack-2
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or  Click
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http://sg.news.yahoo.com/ap/20080903/tap-as-pakistan-violence-2nd-ld-writethr-d3b07b8.html
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or  Click
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http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20080903.wpakraid0903/BNStory/International/?page=rss&id=RTGAM.20080903.wpakraid0903
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__HYPOCRISY IN OVERDRIVE: END__
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Power still out as New Orleans residents return home  Click
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http://au.news.yahoo.com/a/-/world/4989060/power-new-orleans-residents-return-home
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"the city and much of the rest of southern Louisiana
remains without power."
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REPLAY OF BU$H'S LOUISIANA KFC (KATRINA FAILURE CAPER)
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3  ASIA
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THE BU$H PLAN (PALESTINE)
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2 [Israeli] police convicted in death of Palestinian teen
[Amran Abu Hamadiya]  Click
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080903/ap_on_re_mi_ea/israel_palestinian_killed
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End-of-tour-of-duty celebration: "kidnapping four Pales-
tinians, hustling them into a jeep and beating them with
truncheons and rifles."
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Tour of duty:  Click
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tour_of_duty
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"In the military, a tour of duty is a period of time...
assigned to service in a foreign country."
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THE BU$H PLAN (IRAQ)
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Iraq: Key figures since war began  Click
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080902/ap_on_re_mi_ea/iraq_by_the_numbers
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OFFICIAL
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Officials: 6 Iraqis killed in friendly fire  Click
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080903/ap_on_re_mi_ea/iraq
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Iraqis?  "two Iraqi [puppet] soldiers, two [puppet] police
officers and two U.S.-backed Sunni [puppet] tribesmen"
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"It is always regretful when incidents of mistaken fire
occur on the battlefield."
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KILROY --NO, EICHMANN-- WAS HERE
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British envoy to VOI [Voices of Iraq ]: we seek agreement
to organize our presence  Click
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http://66.111.34.180/look/english/article.tpl?IdLanguage=1&IdPublication=4&NrArticle=91699&NrIssue=2&NrSection=1
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British ambassador in Baghdad:
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"We will enter into negotiations with the Iraqi [puppet]
government...to obtain a legal presence for our forces if
our mission is not complete by the end of this year."
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FOREVER OURS
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THE BU$H PLAN (AFGHANISTAN)
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[3] Canadian soldiers killed in Afghanistan  Click
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http://au.news.yahoo.com/a/-/world/4989021/canadian-soldiers-killed-afghanistan
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"five wounded"
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THE BU$H PLAN (PAKISTAN)
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See DISORDER | __HYPOCRISY IN OVERDRIVE__ | Item 6 above
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THE BU$H PLAN (PHILIPPINES)
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[Batanes] Governor shot in ambush in Philippine capital:
police  Click
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http://malaysia.news.yahoo.com/afp/20080903/tap-philippines-crime-governor-5cc1ef8.html
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Batanes:  Click
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Batanes
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"Certain commodities like rice, soft drinks, and gasoline
carry a 75% to 100% mark-up over Manila retail prices."
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DEMOCRATIC PEOPLES REPUBLIC OF KOREA
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Japan's Massacre of Koreans during Great Kanto Quake Indicted
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September 2, 2008 | Item 10  Click
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http://www.kcna.co.jp/index-e.htm
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"the Japanese government, taking the great quake that
hit the area of Kanto, Japan in September 1923 as a
golden opportunity for suppressing Koreans, mobilized
the Interior Ministry, the army and the police and even
ultra-right organizations including the 'vigilant com-
mittee', thus killing more than 23,000 innocent Koreans
in cold blood in little more than 10 days.
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The Japanese government spread the fiction of 'uprising
of Koreans' in a bid to divert
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the Japanese people's criticism of government sparked
off by the quake
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to killing Koreans."
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1923 Great Kanto earthquake:  Click
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1923_Great_Kant%C5%8D_earthquake
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THE SUPERPOWER DOESN'T INVENT ALL ITS TRICKS
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THAILAND
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Emergency declared in Thai capital after clashes  Click
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20080902/wl_afp/thailandpoliticsprotest_080902122553
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"PAD gathers most of its support from Bangkok's traditional
elite and a portion of the middle class. 
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Its leaders openly disparage the merit of votes cast by the
nation's rural poor, who have thrown their support behind
Thaksin and now Samak."
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People's Alliance for Democracy:  Click
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/People%27s_Alliance_for_Democracy
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2008 Thai political crisis:  Click
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2008_Thai_political_crisis
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Timeline in Thailand political crisis  Click
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http://malaysia.news.yahoo.com/ap/20080903/tap-as-thailand-timeline-1st-ld-writethr-7934085.html
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Thai foreign minister quits amid unrest  Click
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http://au.news.yahoo.com/a/-/world/4988993/thai-foreign-minister-quits-amid-unrest
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"citing his wife's ill health"
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WELL, OF COURSE!
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4 EUROPE
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GEORGIA
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Boycott 2014 Olympics in Russia: Shevardnadze  Click
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http://kavkazcenter.com/eng/content/2008/08/28/10101.shtml
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"This will lead to discussions to recognise the indepen-
dence of Chechnya and Dagestan."
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Eduard Shevardnadze:  Click
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shevardnadze
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Caucasus Emirate:  Click
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caucasus_Emirate
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Image:Caucasian Emirate2.PNG:  Click
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"Borders of what the Emirate might look like"
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IMF lends Georgia $US 750 m[illion] in aid  Click
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http://au.news.yahoo.com/a/-/world/4988874/imf-lends-georgia-us750m-aid
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THE IMF, LIKE WORLD BANK AND UNO,
IS A TOOL USED BY THE SUPERPOWER!
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INGUSHETIA
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Russian police break up demo over Kremlin critic's death  Click
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20080902/wl_afp/russiacaucasusunrestmediaoppositiondemo_080902170407
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"If the Kremlin doesn't give a damn about our problems,
if it doesn't want to defend us, let them give us inde-
pendence."
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RUSSIAN FEDERATION
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Common sense prevailed in Brussels - Medvedev  Click
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http://www.russiatoday.com/news/news/29844
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"These tensions were the result of a somewhat unwise poli-
cy the United States pursued with regard to Georgia.
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At a certain point, it gave the Georgian leader the impres-
sion he was free to do whatever he wanted and that there
would be no retribution for his actions.
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It was as if he had a carte blanche to use whatever means
he would choose.
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It is clear now what results this produced.  I think today,
some people in the US are frustrated that their virtual
project called 'Free Georgia' failed.  Its leader discred-
ited himself, its regime is facing a crisis, the situation
is tense."
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UKRAINE
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Ukraine's leader accuses opponents of coup attempt  Click
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080903/ap_on_re_eu/ukraine_politics
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"government is on the verge of collapse"
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and
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Ukraine in snap election warning  Click
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http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/7595667.stm
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However--
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"with the current coalition still legally in force,...
Yushchenko had no formal authority to push for a new
alliance."
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CHENEY WILL HAND OUT $$$$ AND ALL WILL BE WELL
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5  LATAM
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CUBA
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Reflections of Fidel | The hurricane  Click
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http://www.granma.cu/ingles/2008/septiembre/mar2/Reflections-1sept.html
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and
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Reflections of Fidel | A Nuclear Strike [Hurricane Gustav]  Click
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http://www.granma.cu/ingles/2008/septiembre/mier3/Reflections-3sept.html
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"'This [the results of the hurricane] is like seeing a
nuclear explosion.'  He [Army Corps General Leopoldo
Cintra Frías] came close to seeing one in Southwest
Angola, if the South African racists had decided to
drop one of the seven bombs supplied them by the U.S.
government on the Cuban-Angolan forces."
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Cuban intervention in Angola:  Click
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cuba_in_Angola
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BOLIVIA | COLOMBIA | PERU
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Despite U.S. Aid, Coca Cultivation On Rise in Andes  Click
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/09/02/AR2008090203273_pf.html
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"The Andean cocaine supply now exceeds the amount produced
in the 1990s, when U.S. policymakers pushed anti-drug aid
to the region [>] to counter powerful Colombian cartels."
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= TO ESTABLISH THE SUPERPOWER'S
WORLDWIDE MONOPOLY DRUG CARTEL!
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and
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A Growing Crop:  Click
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/graphic/2008/09/03/GR2008090300668.html?sid=ST2008090300674&s_pos=list
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BOLIVIA
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Tehran, La Paz natural allies: Ahmadinejad tells Morales  Click
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20080901/wl_afp/iranboliviadiplomacy_080901234801
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President Evo Morales:
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"I support and praise Mr Ahmadinejad's stance against im-
perialism and defending the rights of the Iranian people.
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I also hail Iranian progress in industry and agriculture."
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BRAZIL
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Brazil's spy chiefs suspended in bugging scandal  Click
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20080902/wl_afp/brazilpoliticsintelligence_080902170013
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"[Supreme Court president, Gilmar] Mendes called the
bugging 'a lack of control over state apparatus'"
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THE SUPERPOWER ATTEMPTS TO CAPTURE THE STATE
APPARATUS OF ALL OTHER STATES WITH DOLLARS !
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6  SUPERPOWER
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Manufacturing Slowed in August  Click
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/03/business/economy/03economy.html
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"housing activity dropped to the lowest level in seven
years and nonresidential activity fell for the first
time in seven months."
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BB&T Deal Eases Comstock's Debt | Workout to Foreclose
on Six Properties  Click
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/09/02/AR2008090202626_pf.html
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"BB&T...has seen the number of past-due loans in its total
portfolio increase in the first six months of the year to
$282 million from $223 million."
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282 - 223 = 59 million dollar increase in past-due loans
in 6 months
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BB&T:  Click
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BB%26T
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John A. Allison IV:  Click
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_A._Allison_IV
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Chairman of the BB&T Board and a "major contributor to the
Ayn Rand Institute."
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Ayn Rand Institute:  Click
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ayn_Rand_Institute
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"major battleground in this fight for reason and capital-
ism is the educational institutions --high schools and,
above all, the universities"
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"Atheism...[is] a tenet of [Rand's] Objectivism"
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WJU Receives Private Gift from BB&T [January 11, 2006]  Click
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http://www.wju.edu/about/adm_news_story.asp?iNewsID=1865&strBack=%2Fadmissions%2Fadm_apply.asp
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"Wheeling Jesuit University...today announced the receipt
of a $700,000 gift from the BB&T Charitable Foundation ­-
one of the largest gifts in the University’s history."
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"the University will use [the unrestricted funding] to en-
hance the university’s business curriculum ---especially
the teaching of free-market capitalism"
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IT IS TO SNICKER
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7  $$$$
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Lenders may have tapped Bank scheme for £200bn  Click
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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/money/main.jhtml?xml=/money/2008/09/03/cnsls103.xml
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"The [Special Liquidity] scheme allows banks to swap un-
tradeable mortgage securities for liquid Treasury bills
for up to three years"
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"there is no cap on the scheme.  Its size will reflect its
use."
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STATE MONOPOLY CAPITALISM WITH GUSTO
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GMAC to cut 5,000 jobs at ResCap mortgage unit  Click
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http://www.reuters.com/article/businessNews/idUSWNAB926120080903?feedType=RSS&feedName=businessNews&sp=true
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"and shut its 200 GMAC Mortgage retail offices"
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GMAC:  Click
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GMAC
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September 2, 2008

OREO 09 02 08

Filed under: news — jaspar @ 7:46 am

OREO 09 02 08

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OREO 09 02 08
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Newsstories of interest:
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** = Important  [in this edition:  ]
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MH = Misleading Headline  [in this edition:  ]
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1  DISORDER
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Russia support for separatists could have ripples  03
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080831/ap_on_re_eu/georgia_the_domino_effect
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"With the exception of the Balkans, post-Soviet era Europe
has grown accustomed to the notion of territorial integrity
as stable --if not sacrosanct."
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With the exception only of the Balkans?
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NOW IT'S WITH THE "EXCEPTION" OF MOST OF THE WORLD!
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France and Spain may have to cough up Euskal Herria.
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The Russian Federation may have to cough up the Caucasus
Emirate.
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The Superpower and Mexico may have to cough up Republica
del Norte.
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The UK may have to cough up Scotland.
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The right to self-determination *can* produce A WHOLE
NEW WORLD, whether oppressors like it or not.
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(See EUROPE | SCOTLAND below.)
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Thousands gather for RNC protest  31
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080901/ap_on_el_pr/cvn_convention_protests
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"About 10,000 protesters waving peace sign flags rallied
at the state Capitol on Monday before an anti-war march to
the Republican National Convention site."
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ONE KIND OF WAR IS THE SUPERPOWER'S WAR ON THE WORLD
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ANOTHER KIND OF WAR IS THE WORLD'S WAR ON *THAT* WAR
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What do "anti-war" marches in The Superpower amount to if
no one dares make known the difference?
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Some turn violent in march to GOP convention  08
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080901/ap_on_el_pr/cvn_convention_protests
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"Most of the trouble was in pockets of a neighborhood near
downtown, several blocks from where the convention was
taking place."
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IT'S CLEAR AS CAN BE WHAT THAT
MEANS: OPEN SEASON ON BLACKS !
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2  AFRICA
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NIGERIA
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Nigeria militants: 29 military personnel killed  16
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080830/ap_on_re_eu/nigeria_oil_unrest
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"the near-simultaneous battles came in the three main oil
producing states of southern Nigeria, leaving 29 dead and
others unaccounted for after they jumped from their mili-
tary boats."
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See OREO 08 27 08 | AFRICA | NIGERIA | "Nigerian rebels
accuse military of killing 12 civilians" | excerpt
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"Bayelsa State | Geography:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bayelsa_State#Geography
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"Bayelsa has a riverine and estuarine setting."
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3  ASIA
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THE BU$H PLAN (PALESTINE)
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[Puppet-]Israel tightens grip on West Bank's Jordan Valley  15
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080830/ap_on_re_mi_ea/mideast_valley_of_strife
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"Some 53,000 Palestinians live in the Jordan Valley, about
half in the...city of Jericho"  "The rest live under full 
[Puppet-]Israeli control, squeezed between settlements,
military zones and off-limits nature reserves."
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THE BU$H PLAN (IRAQ)
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8 sickened by chemical exposure at plant in Ill.  06
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http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/us/AP-Hospitals-Lockdown.html
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"FBI initially was called in to pinpoint whether there was
anything criminal or terrorism-related about the chemical
release, but agents found neither."
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THE BU$H PLAN (AFGHANISTAN)
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__THE SUPERPOWER'S LIE MACHINE IN OVERDRIVE__
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[Superpower] Killings of 5 Afghan children inflame tensions  20
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080901/ap_on_re_as/afghanistan
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"In another sign of the sensitivity over civilian deaths,
NATO issued an unusual statement warning [= claiming]...
the Taliban planned to make a false claim"
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Afghans protest in Kabul over civilian deaths  22
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http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSISL22425820080901?feedType=RSS&feedName=topNews&sp=true
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"We don't expect anything from the [puppet] government
because we don't have a [real] government."
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AUSTRALIA
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Australian police clear Indian doctor of involvement in
terror  13
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20080830/wl_asia_afp/australiaindiabritainattacksjustice
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"The AFP [Australian Federal Police] kept the investigation
open for more than a year after charges against [Mohamed]
Haneef were dropped, spending more than eight million [Aus-
tralian] dollars (6.9 million US) in the process."
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Australian Federal Police | International deployments:  14
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian_Federal_Police#International_deployments
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IMPERIAL AUSTRALIA
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Australia clears soldiers of mistreating Afghan prisoners  18
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20080829/wl_asia_afp/australiaafghanistanunrestmilitaryprisoners
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"saying the claims were likely the result of a cultural mis-
understanding."
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"accommodations [!] used for the prisoners at the FOB...had
previously been used for dogs"
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Forward operating base:  19
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forward_Operating_Base
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DEMOCRATIC PEOPLES REPUBLIC OF KOREA
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Display of Self-Reliance for Solving Food Problem Urged
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September 1, 2008 | Item 14  25
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http://www.kcna.co.jp/index-e.htm
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"The food problem of the developing countries is not a
simple matter of feeding people and stabilizing and de-
veloping the economy but a political matter of defending
the sovereignty of these countries and nations."
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To develop [>] independent agriculture in the spirit of
self-reliance and attain self-sufficiency in food is the
[>] basic way for the non-aligned and other developing
countries to satisfactorily settle the food problem."
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"An important factor of achieving successes in this work
is to...make sure that the bulk of efforts for socio-
economic life are directed to settling the food and agri-
cultural problems."
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JES' PLAIN OL' COMMON SENSE BUT WHO
IN THE 'ELL'S GONNA LISTEN TO THAT?
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INDIA
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Land mine blast kills 12 officers in India  17
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080830/ap_on_re_as/india_maoist_attack
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"rebels planted land mines in the region to avoid being
targeted by security forces."
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JAPAN
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Japan PM resigns to avoid `political vacuum'  21
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080901/ap_on_re_as/japan_politics
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"For Japan's bewildered voters, the latest moves were just
more proof that there's something deeply wrong with the
country's politics."
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IMPERIAL JAPAN
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TAJIKISTAN
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Tajikistan Hopes Water Will Power Its Ambitions  26
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/01/world/asia/01tajikistan.html
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"Tajikistan...[is] the source of more than 40 percent of
Central Asia’s water"
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THAILAND
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[False-flag] Bomb targets police in Thai protests  23
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http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/sep/01/thailand1
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"Anti-government protests across Thailand entered a seventh
day today with threats by unions to cut water and power sup-
plies to government buildings if the authorities use force."
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4 EUROPE
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GERMANY
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Butter, Not Russian Guns, Worries Merkel’s District  28
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/01/world/europe/01stralsund.html?ref=world&pagewanted=all
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"They should start here before they begin trying to fix
things in other countries."
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JES' PLAIN OL' COMMON SENSE BUT WHO
IN THE 'ELL'S GONNA LISTEN TO THAT?
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INGUSHETIA
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Owner of Russian opposition website [www.Ingushetiya.ru]
killed  01
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http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/world/international-russia-ingushetia.html
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"[Magomed] Yevloyev...flew from Moscow to Nazran on the
same flight as the Kremlin-backed local leader Murat Zyaz-
ikov."
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RUSSIAN FEDERATION
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Interview given by Dmitry Medvedev to Television Channels
Channel One, Rossia, NTV [4th Q & A]  32
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http://www.kremlin.ru/eng/speeches/2008/08/31/1850_type82916_206003.shtml
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"A. KONDRASHOV (Rossia): How do you see...the future world
order, and Russia’s place in it?   
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"DMITRY MEDVEDEV: I will make five principles the founda-
tion for my work in carrying out Russia’s foreign policy.  
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First, Russia recognises the primacy of the fundamental
principles of international law, which define the rela-
tions between [>] civilised peoples."

"Second, the world should be multi-polar. A single-pole
world is unacceptable.  Domination is something we can-
not allow.  We cannot accept a world order in which one
country makes all the decisions, even as serious and
influential a country as the United States of America.
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Such a world is unstable and threatened by conflict. 
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Third, Russia does not want confrontation with any other
country.  Russia has no intention of isolating itself.
We will develop friendly relations with Europe, the Uni-
ted States, and other countries, as much as is possible. 

Fourth, protecting the lives and dignity of our citi-
zens, [>] wherever they may be, is an unquestionable
priority for our country."

"Finally,...there are regions in which Russia has [>]
privileged interests.  These regions are home to coun-
tries with which we share special historical relations
and are bound together as friends and good neighbours."
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Civilized peoples?
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THE PRIVILEGED  THE DOMINATORS  THE WORLD-TERRORISTS
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SCOTLAND
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A Spat in the Family  02
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/31/weekinreview/31bowley.html?ref=weekinreview&pagewanted=all
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"It is...[Gordon] Brown’s deep unpopularity amid tough eco-
nomic conditions that has fueled the surge of the Scottish
National Party"
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(See DISORDER | Item 1 above.)
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5  LATAM
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BRAZIL
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Amazon deforestation on the rise  12
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080831/ap_on_re_la_am_ca/brazil_amazon_destruction
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"Brazil's government has increased cash payments to fight
illegal Amazon logging this year, and it eliminated govern-
ment bank loans to farmers who illegally clear forest to
plant crops."
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CAPITALISM BREAKS DOWN ALL BARRIERS
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HAITI
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Back-to-back storms leave Haiti farms reeling  05
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http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/world/AP-Haiti-Gustav-Food-Impact.html
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"Only a fraction of tens of thousands of tons in food aid
promised to quell the riots [in April] had been delivered
by July."
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THE SUPERPOWER'S STARVATION WARFARE
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HONDURAS
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Honduran melon company to resume US exports  07
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http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/business/AP-Honduras-US-Melons.html
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"U.S. has lifted a...five-month ban"  FDA "investigat[ed]
Montelibano's crops and facilities and f[ound] no evidence
of contamination"
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SUPERPOWER EXTORTION
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PARAGUAY
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Paraguay to reverse support for Taiwan at UN  30
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http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/world/AP-Paraguay-Taiwan.html
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"Paraguay's foreign policy will be independent under my
government and will not accept conditions."
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Conditions?  SUPERPOWER ORDERS
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VENEZUELA
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Venezuela: No anti-drugs pact with US  11
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080831/ap_on_re_la_am_ca/venezuela_us_drugs
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"The anti-drug fight in Venezuela has shown significant
progress during recent years, especially since the govern-
ment ended official cooperation programs with the DEA."
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WELL, OF COURSE!
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and
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Chávez Threatens to Expel American Ambassador  27
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/01/world/americas/01venez.html
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NO NEED FOR SUPERPOWER EMBASSIES
IN ANY COUNTRY --EMAIL WILL WORK
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6  SUPERPOWER
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Hard Times Hitting Students and Schools  29
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/01/education/01school.html?hp=&pagewanted=all
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"LOUISVILLE, Ky. — mortgage foreclosures [are] throwing
hundreds of families out of their homes here each month"
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7  $$$$
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WELL, BETTER LATE THAN NEVER
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Banks shift funds out of U.S. to Europe: BIS  09
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080901/bs_nm/bis_funds_dc
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"In the first quarter of 2008, reporting banks continued
their net transfer of funds out of the United States, a
trend evident since the onset of the financial turmoil in
mid-2007."
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Bank for International Settlements:  10
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bank_for_International_Settlements
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Commerzbank to buy Dresdner [from Allianz], axe 9,000 jobs  04
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http://www.reuters.com/article/businessNews/idUSLV17674820080831?feedType=RSS&feedName=businessNews&sp=true
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"$14.5 billion all-German deal that will break the country's
banking mould," creating "a rival to sector leader Deutsche
Bank"
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Pound hits new low against euro  24
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20080901/wl_uk_afp/forexbritain
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"Chancellor of the Exchequer...Darling warned over the week-
end that Britain was facing 'arguably the worst' economic
downturn in 60 years and said it would be 'more profound and
long-lasting' than...expected."
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POOR POODLE POUND
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