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Friday, April 21, 2006

An October Surprise? Well, My Dear Journalists, You've Gotten Us Into This Mess: Iraq and Now Iran's on the Menu--The Red Plate Special. HELP...!

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The Real First Casualty of War


By John Pilger


During the 1970s, I filmed secretly in Czechoslovakia,
then a Stalinist dictatorship. The dissident novelist
Zdenek Urbánek told me, "In one respect, we are
more fortunate than you in the west. We believe
nothing of what we read in the newspapers and
watch on television, nothing of the official truth.
Unlike you, we have learned to read between the
lines, because real truth is always subversive."
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Containing China:

Slowly but surely, the grand strategy of the
Bush administration is being revealed. It is not
aimed primarily at the defeat of global terrorism,
the incapacitation of rogue states, or the spread
of democracy in the Middle East.

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The U.S. Now Planning A Fourth Attempt To Oust Hugo Chavez:


By Stephen Lendman

The US Navy sent an aircraft carrier strike group of
four ships, 60 aircraft and 6,500 marines to the Caribbean
and South American waters for a "major" training exercise.
It's holding it now about 50 kilometers from Venezuelan
territory (about 30 miles).

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Another Grim Jobs Report: How Safe is Your Job?:


BY PAUL CRAIG ROBERTS

Is your job safe? Not if it can be done abroad. The only
safe jobs are in domestic services that require a
“hands-on” presence, such as barbers, hospital
orderlies, and waitresses.

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Diagnosing the U.S. ‘national character’: Narcissistic Personality Disorder:

We are 5 percent of the world’s population and consume
about a quarter of the world’s energy. This state of affairs
is clearly unjust, made possible by coercion and violence,
not some natural superiority of Americans.

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COMMENT: THE FOLLOWING ARE A BIT OF NOSTALGIA...
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Veritas Non Sequitur



BY ART BUCHWALD

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Bush, Flipping for Europe


BY ART BUCHWALD

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Art Buchwald lives on, and that's reason to smile

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author is dying from kidney
and vascular ailments. A parade of family, friends,
celebrities and media even the French ambassador,
bearing a medal from his country, visit his ...

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Online NewsHour: Art Buchwald Reflects on Life and Laughter -- March ...

Eighty-year-old humorist and Pulitzer Prize-winning
columnist Art Buchwald is suffering from kidney failure.
He recently made public his decision to forego dialysis that
could possibly prolong his

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The Final Days of Art Buchwald: A Visit



MILTON, Mass. Renowned columnist Art Buchwald
has refused dialysis, and it's only a matter of time,
maybe a short time, before he dies. For a man awaiting
The Reaper, he's in unusually fine fettle

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Persecuted, jailed writers honored at NYC gala

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Andy Rooney's Christmas Mail


Oh, The Catalog Pile Is Frightful

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What's In A Name? Watch


Andy Rooney To Automakers:
Focus On Quality, Not Names

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