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Sunday, April 30, 2006

JOHN KENNETH GALBRAITH "A PROFILE OF AMERICAN COURAGE" HAS PASSED AWAY. A TRUE AMERICAN WHOSE DETERMINATION TO HELP THE "POOR" WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN

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John Kenneth Galbraith, 97, Dies; Economist Held a Mirror to Society

By HOLCOMB B. NOBLE and DOUGLAS MARTIN

Mr. Galbraith, an iconoclastic economist, teacher and diplomat,
was one of the most widely read authors in the history of economics.

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[Art Buchwald]Not necessarily the whole truth


One of the most important instruments in Washington
now is the lie detector test. For some reason, more and
more people are lying and having to take the test. ...

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[Art Buchwald]The man who went to heaven

The title of one of my favorite recent books is
"The Five People You Meet in Heaven," by Mitch
Albom. It gets one to thinking about those five people.

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Ignoring Colbert, Part Two

By Chris Durang

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How to spot a terrorist:

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Robert Fisk: Seen through a Syrian lens,
'unknown Americans' are provoking civil war in Iraq

By Robert Fisk

The Americans, my interlocutor suspected, are trying
to provoke an Iraqi civil war so that Sunni Muslim
insurgents spend their energies killing their Shia
co-religionists rather than soldiers of the Western
occupation forces. "I swear to you that we have
very good information," my source says, finger
stabbing the air in front of him. Continued

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Thursday, April 27, 2006

GUESS WHO'S PERUSING BLOGS & SERVING IT FOR BREAKFAST AT THE WHITE HOUSE? YOU GUESSED IT:THE CIA! Morning, Patrick J. Buchanan

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Silicon Insider: The CIA Discovers the Blogosphere ...is
an inspiring and insightful article with personal
narrative from the author's father's point of view. A
delightful, scary, mysterious and tactful article. Highly
amusing, thoughtful and a must read...

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Of imperial presidents and congressional cowards

By Patrick J. Buchanan

Does President Bush have, or not have, the authority
to take us to war with Iran? Because Bush and the
War Party are surely behaving as though this were
an executive decision alone. Continue

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Facing Collapse, Palestinians Turn to America's Enemies:

By Ted Rall

Once again, the geniuses who run United States foreign
policy have transformed a glorious opportunity to gain an
ally into total disaster. Rejected by the West whose democratic
game it played and won, the Hamas-led Palestinian Authority
has been shoved into the arms of America's enemies

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The above article by Ted Rall...is an insightful and forthright article.
Well worth your time and energy to read. It makes
you think and reflect upon one's principles, and
that of your government.

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IT'S HARD OUT HERE FOR A PUMP

By Ann Coulter...is a fisty article for those
itching to hear another point of view. Whether
you agree or not is immaterial, but the
analogies are amusing to say the least. Interesting?
You bet... It doesn't matter if you like or dislike
her articles because her articles are unique and
different. Food for thought, if nothing else. And
that's how is should be... People should make up
their own minds about what they read.

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Six Ways To Get Better Gas Mileage

The Specious Report

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Gen Y's opt-out vision ... is an article you can respect.
You may not agree with the author, but you surely must
respect her perceptions and philosophical thoughts on the
subject of Gen Y beliefs, and the reasons for such beliefs...
But could this point of view really only be a smokescreen
of this generation's inherited problem: the lack of job
security? There are few 30 year jobs available anymore
(much less creative and rewarding jobs), so there's good
cause for Gen Y's negative thoughts, wanting less, lower
expectations, and the self-employment binge expressed
in the article. Might those Gen Y ramblings only be coping
mechanisms like rationalization, projection and compensation,
et cetera? Hence, those Gen Y attitudes and the like, are
merely a reflection of their insecurity and is only an adapting
mechanism to deal with their plight, nothing more... Just
an opinion. Opinions are like arses, everyone has one. Take
it as a grain of salt, nothing more. Just one man's opinion.
But nevertheless, it's a brilliant article and well-worth your
time. Enjoy...!
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The housing bubble has popped:

Reports of falling sales and investors stuck with properties
they can't sell are just the beginning. Property owners
should worry; so should their lenders.

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Tuesday, April 25, 2006

ANOTHER COURAGEOUS AMERICAN...! A PROFILE OF COURAGE: WELCOME, MR. (RETIRED COLONEL) LAWRENCE WILKERSON TO THE MIGHTY FEW WHO ARE SPEAKING OUT.

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Lawrence Wilkerson:

Is US Being TransformedInto a Radical Republic?

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Arthur Schlesinger Jr.

Bush's Third War

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Robert Parry

Bush Brandishes Jail Time at Critics

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William Fisher

Someone Does Not Mean Anyone

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Comment: It now looks like Ted Rall ( not just
Ann Coulter with her competition: Cindy Sheehan)
has some real competition, and I mean: real competition...

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On Waking Up Sleepless in the Middle of the Night

By John Brown

Because of your Iraq invasion, thousands of U.S.
enlisted personnel are maimed, physically and mentally,
for life. What can you tell these victims of your war?
That you're honored by their duty towards you, our
"mission-accomplished" commander-in-chief?

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A Spy Speaks Out :

When no weapons of mass destruction surfaced in Iraq,
President Bush insisted that all those WMD claims before
the war were the result of faulty intelligence. But a former
top CIA official, Tyler Drumheller — a 26-year veteran
of the agency — has decided to do something CIA officials
at his level almost never do: Speak out.

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The threat to a fistful of petrodollars:

This weekend, Alexei Kudrin, Russia's finance minister,
dropped a bombshell in Washington. Kudrin caused his
American hosts discomfort by openly questioning the
dollar's pre-eminence as the world's "absolute" reserve currency.

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Iran’s president recruits terror master

IRAN’S president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, attended
a meeting in Syria earlier this year with one of the world’s
most wanted terrorists, according to intelligence experts
and a former national security official in Washington.

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Comment: Are you interested in digital photography, as I am?
Well, if that's the case, he's a very helpful article you might
enjoy...and the goodies it discusses. I hope you enjoy the
article...

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SLOAN RANGER

All-in-one digital photo managers

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Comment: An interesting article at the bottom of the Post Bag
column...
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POSTBAG

Becoming unbecoming

Imperious and unlawful behaviour

By Peter H Bailey

The rash of embassy bashing by disgruntled Brits
(Postbag, April 24) fails to address a more grievous
concern - the embassy acts discourteously towards
all applicants for visit visas; to many, it also acts
imperiously and unlawfully.

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Aging In The 21st Century

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Rumsfeld Orders Retired Generals Back to Active Duty

The Borowitz Report

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Jenna and Barbara Forced Out in First Family Shakeup

Washington Post

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Saturday, April 22, 2006

AND YOU THOUGHT AMERICA TREATS ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS POORLY: THINK AGAIN. DOES JAPAN RING A BELL?

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GLOBALISATION: The plight of illegal immigrants in Japan

By Sharon Noguchi

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2006\04\22\story_22-4-2006_pg3_4

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Comment: Does this article alarm you? Does it sound familiar?
It should... Could you change the name "Russia" and replace it
with another country's name, and basically (after a few
modifications) have the same story? Look into the crystal ball,
and what do you see...? If you read between the lines, you'll see
the so-called "International Community," clear as a bell...

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Many Fear Russia Slipping Into Secrecy

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/content/shared-gen/ap/Europe/Chernobyl_and_Glasnost.html

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LIE DOWN WITH STRIPPERS, WAKE UP WITH PLEAS


BY ANN COULTER

http://www.uexpress.com/anncoulter/index.html?uc_full_date=20060419

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Stayin' alive

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A NATION OF OILOHOLICS HAS NO BUSINESS LECTURING CHINA


By Cynthia Tucker


President Bush is reportedly annoyed that the Chinese are
using so much petroleum. With the world's fastest-growing
economy, China's oil consumption has soared to at least
6.5 million barrels a day, and its market for automobiles is
growing. If the boom continues, the Chinese may eventually
be somewhere in the neighborhood of the United States, which
burns up about 20 million barrels a day.

http://www.ajc.com/opinion/content/opinion/tucker

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John F. Kerry:

Patriotism Is Truth,Today as in Vietnam

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Larry C. Johnson:

The Firing of Mary McCarthy

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Comment: Ann Coulter certainly has some
competition...and I mean: real competition!

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Cindy Sheehan:


Raging Grannies andRaging Americans

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The Great Revulsion

By Paul Krugman

"I have a vision — maybe just a hope — of a great revulsion:
a moment in which the American people look at what is
happening, realize how their good will and patriotism have
been abused, and put a stop to this drive to destroy much
of what is best in our country." Continued

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John W. Dean: If Past Is Prologue,

George Bush Is Becoming An Increasingly Dangerous President

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Comment: Now, for a little nostalgia...

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Scripting the Oscars

By Art Buchwald

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Creating Trouble

By Art Buchwald

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No Pain, No Gain?

By Art Buchwald

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Andy's Favorite Place

What's Your Favorite Place? Andy Rooney
Shares What's His

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Joys Of Perusing Foreign News


Andy Rooney On Why He Reads Foreign News

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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."
Continue

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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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Wednesday, April 19, 2006

THE AMERICAN INQUISITION BY JAMES RESTON, JR.: A BREATHTAKING, BUT THOROUGH SYNOPSIS OF CONTEMPORARY AMERICA, OR BACK TO THE DARK AGES...

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The 'American Inquisition'


Through the mist of time, the Spanish Inquisition
has come down to us as one of the most barbarous
periods in all of history. Its viciousness peaked in the
late 15th century, during the reign of the messianic
"Catholic kings," Ferdinand and Isabella.

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A Maniacal Messianic Prepares to Fulfill His Destiny

BY TED RALL

http://www.uexpress.com/tedrall/index.html?uc_full_date=20060418

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A Final April In Paris

Forbes

I fully intended this week to write a perfectly normal
column, all about significant people and meaningful
events in the business. But how could I? ...

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How To Laugh at Death, By Art Buchwald

By Dov Burt Levy

Art Buchwald is living and dying in a
Washington, DC, hospice. If you don't know
his story, you could be forgiven ...

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Stephen Pizzo:

Permission to Speak Freely, Sir

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Richard Clarke and Steven Simon:Bombs That Would Backfire

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Carl Bernstein:


Senate Hearings on Bush, Now

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Robert Scheer:

Calling Iran's Bluff

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A Day In The Life Of Andy


Andy Rooney On The Difficult Problem Of Making Decisions

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Tuesday, April 18, 2006

GIVE CREDIT WHERE CREDIT IS DUE... PRESIDENT BUSH WAS RIGHT ABOUT THE URANIUM ACCORDING TO THE WASHINGTON POST. SEE FOR YOURSELF!

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IT TURNS OUT BUSH WAS RIGHT ABOUT IRAQ'S QUEST FOR URANIUM

John Leo - Mon Apr 17, 6:42 PM ET

In a surprising editorial, The Washington Post
deviated from the conventional anti-Bush media
position on two counts.

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LIKE HIS RECENT PREDECESSORS, BUSH IS BOXED IN BY SECOND TERM

David Shribman

The 1946 elections were a Democratic disaster.
The Republicans came up with an irresistible two-word
slogan ("Had enough?") and the Democrats, facing the
voters without Franklin Roosevelt seeking or serving
in the White House for the first time in 14 years, lost
11 Senate and 55 House seats.

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PERMANENT BLACK UNDERCLASS POSES TROUBLE DOWN THE ROAD


Cynthia Tucker

The black men I know best are all hard-working,
accomplished professionals. They include my brother,
a physician, and my buddies -- lawyers, college
professors, political consultants, journalists. I live
in an insular world of middle-class affluence, rarely
stumbling into the troubled universe of marginalized
underachievers.

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Free the Uighurs

USATODAY.com

It's a classic scene from movies and TV:
The triumph of the U.S. rule of law as the
jail doors swing wide and a prisoner, mistakenly
accused but now exonerated, is released and
walks into the daylight of freedom.

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HOW DO WE TAKE THREE MORE YEARS OF BUSH?


Richard Reeves


WASHINGTON -- It was only 30 years ago that the world's
most powerful political leaders diverted attention
from deep political troubles at home by beginning
the bluff and bargain that speeded the end of the nuclear
threats of the Cold War.

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The Sources Of Trouble

BY ART BUCHWALD

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Do Good in Martha's Name

BY ART BUCHWALD

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Andy Gets A Lot Of Stuff


Andy Rooney gets a lot of things sent to him by viewers.
Find out why that makes him cranky. More...

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Andy Gets An Earful


Rooney's Car Segment Breaks Angry Mail Record

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Friday, April 14, 2006

DOES THE WORLD AND, LIFE IN GENERAL, MAKE YOU DEPRESSED? YOU'RE NOT THE "LONE RANGER" IN THAT REGARD...! THERE'S HELP ON THE WAY:A NAT'L REFERENDUM

Copyright @ 2006 by F. Scott Sinclair. All Rights Reserved.

Comment: If you want to change things for the better,
and return America to its rightful owners--the American
People--then you'd better get behind former senator
Mike Gravel of Alaska. He's proposing a "national referendum"
to give the People a voice in American politics and the
direction the country is heading. And I believe that
a "national initiative" amendment should be coupled
with that constitutional amendment in order that a
fourth branch of government be established. The Peoples
Branch of government which overseers the original
three branches of government. An invisible sledgehammer
(the initiative process) that will coerce Congress and the
president and the judiciary into performing their jobs
in accordance with: The Will of the People. If people get
behind, Mr. Mike Gravel, there's nothing that can't be
changed. And finally, the midterm elections are so
important in terms of halting and altering the direction (course)
that America is heading on, due South: the toilet. So,
please vote your conscience...be that as it may be. But vote,
that's the important thing. Make a difference, rightly or
wrongly, in making the system work and making it
accountable to us: The People. Nuff said. Take care.

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Pentagon Papers Figure Bids for Presidency

The Nation

In the tradition of the late Paul Tsongas, the former
Massachusetts senator who in 1991 launched a
decidedly uphill run for the Democratic presidential
nomination and succeeded in making his concerns
about deficit spending central to the national discourse,
another former U.S. senator will launch a presidential
campaign Monday that seeks to highlight big ideas -- in
this case about the Constitution and direct democracy.

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"Countdown to Jesus"

The Crucifixion of Christ, American Style

By Jerry Ghinelli

Vindication for the faithful, rejoicing for the true believers,
it was the second coming of Christ—and he was coming to
America. Not to bring Armageddon, but to save mankind
from Armageddon. Continued

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Nothing for Money

By Paul Krugman


http://www.wws.princeton.edu/pkrugman/oildollar.html

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My opinion Paul Krugman:

Stop economic deception, Mr. Secretary

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Celebrity Meltdown - famous, important people who have suffered depression

History shows that brilliance often goes hand in hand
with mental illness. During the last millennium, thousands
of our heroes endured ineffective therapies ...

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Silence of the Scams

BY ART BUCHWALD

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Andy's Solution To Overpopulation

Feeling Crowded?

Andy Rooney May Have A Solution

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Wednesday, April 12, 2006

"PARADISE LOST?"

America’s "Noble" Cause:

Preserving its Right to Murder, Exploit, Torture,
and Impoverish with Impunity

By Jason Miller

I suspect many of the ardent supporters of the
American Empire truly believe that they are
preserving and spreading noble principles like
freedom, democracy, equality, and human rights.
There is no shortage of propaganda to convince
them of this “fact”. Continued

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Patrick J. Buchanan:

An October Surprise?

President Bush says Iranians are behind the
more lethal IEDs, the roadside bombs killing
our troops in Iraq. Rumsfeld warns the Iranian
Revolutionary Guard may now be in Iraq.
Cheney says Iran will not be allowed to have
a nuclear weapon. McCain says, “the military
option is on the table.” And Israel is getting impatient.

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Local Teacher's Run-In With Homeland Security Creates Insecurities:

Leander Pickett, a teacher's assistant at Englewood
Elementary, said he was manhandled and handcuffed
by two plain clothed Homeland Security officers in front
of the school Tuesday for no reason at all.

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Silence in class :

University professors denounced for anti-Americanism;
schoolteachers suspended for their politics; students
encouraged to report on their tutors. Are US campuses
in the grip of a witch-hunt of progressives, or is academic
life just too liberal?

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Bush had good reason to believe there were WMD in Iraq

By John Hughes

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BROWN IS THE NEW BLACK

BY ANN COULTER

http://www.anncoulter.org/cgi-local/welcome.cgi

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Why Bush Can't Get Traction on the Economy

BY TED RALL

http://www.uexpress.com/tedrall/index.html?uc_full_date=20060411

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Hot Under the Almighty Collar

By Art Buchwald

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It's a Mud Mud Mud Mud World

By Art Buchwald

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Andy's Middle East Primer

Andy Rooney Says The Middle East Isn't In The Middle Of Anything

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Sunday, April 09, 2006

COMMON FOLK SPEAK THEIR MINDS TO POWER. JUST ASK HARRY PORTER! ANOTHER STORY OF: PROFILES OF COURAGE. A RARE & CHERISHED COMMODITY, INDEED...NOWADAYS

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Give 'em Hell Harry!

The Nation -- As his approval ratings plummet,
Bush has started attending meetings, town halls
and local forums with real people. (Isn't this what
presidents are supposed to do? Reading some
of the news coverage, you'd think Bush was a
man of courage for forsaking handpicked, scripted
audiences.)

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Comment: Truth emanates from every corner of this
article through the lines and between them...

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The Danger of Hugo Chávez's Successful Socialism

By Ted Rall

http://www.uexpress.com/tedrall/index.html?uc_full_date=20060404

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Have Gun, Will Smoke

BY ART BUCHWALD

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William Fisher:

Grading Our MBA President

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Bill Moyers:

A Culture of Corruption

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Wanted: A President Fit For A Coin

Andy Rooney Shares His Thoughts On Great Presidents

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Friday, April 07, 2006

HEY BRITS, FOR GOD'S SAKE: DON'T TAKE LIFE SO SERIOUSLY, YOU'LL NEVER GET OUT OF IT ALIVE! NOW YOU'RE CALLING LITTLE OLD LADIES--TERRORISTS? C'MON!

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Helen and Sylvia, the new face of terrorism: Two
grandmothers from Yorkshire face up to a year in
prison after becoming the first people to be arrested
under the Government's latest anti-terror legislation.

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Comment: Another story of "Profiles of Courage,"
but this time from a conservative judge. Listen to his words,
and ye shall learn a great deal about our Orwellian
nightmare. A courageous and insightful article...

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Constitutional Chaos

by Ryan Setliff

http://www.lewrockwell.com/orig6/setliff3.html

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Sarandon: 'This is 1984

'Ireland Online, Ireland - Apr 4, 2006Movie star
Susan Sarandon is terrified US society is mirroring
George Orwell's chilling book 1984 - because
individual rights are being trampled on. ...

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This Land is Their Land, and We Are the Illegal Aliens

Dissident Voice, CA - 15 hours ago... Anyone spouting
that we are a nation of immigrants and laws has a
disease, what George Orwell called the illness of doublethink. ...

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Andy Rooney Not Pleased With Couric News

NewsMax.com, FL - Apr 6, 2006... insider who is willing
to admit he’s none too happy about the hiring of Katie Couric
to anchor "The CBS Evening News” – commentator
Andy Rooney of "60 ...

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Let's List The Lottery Losers

Got a dollar and a dream? Andy Rooney thinks investing
in a lottery ticket may not be your best bet to go from
rags to riches. And he's got a few choice words for the
government on the matter. More...

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Ah, the Life of Riley (Till Riley Finds Out)

BY ART BUCHWALD

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Wednesday, April 05, 2006

ART BUCHWALD: A FICTIONAL BLOG THAT'S ENVIRONMENTALLY CORRECT AND MAGNIFICIENT. A MUST READ...! AND THANK YOU FOR THE "GOOD TIMES" SIR. FAREWELL...

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Art Buchwald: An Ice Day for a News Conference

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You Gotta Have Faith

BY ART BUCHWALD

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Andy's Views On The News

If you enjoy perusing the papers, you're not
alone. Andy Rooney shares some of his views on
recent articles he found in newspapers. More...

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From Tulsa to Cardiff, the enduring legend of the late Gene Pitney

Independent - 4 hours agoBy Terry Kirby, Chief Reporter.
He was always more celebrated in Britain than in his home
ountry, so it was probably appropriate that he died in the
middle of yet another sell-out tour of this country, only ...

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Comment: Take care, my friend. Like most of your readers,
you don't know me, or the multitude of people who have admired,
laughed and loved you, and your column for all these years.
Thank you for the blessing you've bestowed upon us: a priceless
gift of humor. And it's especially priceless during this dark
Orwellian nightmare that's currrently besieging and destroying
our American way of life. Yes, your humor is a blessing indeed, sir.
May God love you and keep you in His heart, so He alone can
enjoy the pleasure of your humor for an eternity. We all love
you, sir. And there aren't sufficient words in the English language
to convey how much you will be missed by all of us. Again,
thank you for the good times from the bottom of my heart, and
of those other souls who've had the distinct privilege of knowing
you personally through your work of humor. The tears swelling
up from within, and my sore throat, tell it like it is... They'll never
be another like you, sir. They broke the mold after you were born.
One of a kind. Farewell, my friend...


With respect and admiration,

F. Scott Sinclair

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QUOTE:

With typical humor, Buchwald does his dying in public

Buffalo News, United States - 15 hours ago...
The Pulitzer Prize-winning political satirist says
he's not afraid of death, isn't ... Buchwald said his
humor grew out of a difficult childhood in his native New ...

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QUOTE:


"WHAT HAPPENED TO MY COUNTRY?"
PUTS A FROG IN MY THROAT AND AN
ACHE IN MY STOMACH. STEVEN OSBORN
HAS SPOKEN FOR US ALL: AMERICA'S OBITUARY

A personal note to the author, Steve Osborn:
No truer words have been spoken...
And no doubt, you and I have crossed
each others path at one time or another,
unknowningly over the years. In a grocery store,
bait shop, or just walking along the beach. Perhaps
we merely crossed paths as my father and mother
drove us to and from the cottages on Camano Island.
I've stayed many weekends at a resort
that caters to weekend folks who enjoy living in
small cabins next to (literally) the shores of
Puget Sound throughout the years. You are blessed
to be able to live on Camano Island. A paradise unto
itself... Thank you neighbor for your honest and
forthright feelings about the State of the Union.
Best wishes to you, sir.

Sincerely,

Novelist F. Scott Sinclair

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QUOTE:

What Happened To My Country?

By Steve Osborn

My God! What has happened to my nation?
My nation that no longer pays more than lip service
to its Constitution and Bill of Rights, which have been
a beacon to the world for over two centuries. My
nation that unilaterally discards treaties that were
the hope of a world of peace, guided by law and
diplomacy. My nation that will wage a war of
aggression against a far off nation that was no
threat to it, but that has lots of oil. My nation
that gives all of its wealth to the rich and is
satisfied to leave its citizens to starve, homeless,
unemployed and sickly.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11975.htm

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Sunday, April 02, 2006

AN EXCELLENT ARTICLE AND A MAGNIFICENT RESPONSE (POST) TO THAT ARTICLE. A REAL EYE-OPENER, & BE SURE TO BRACE YOURSELF: IT'S AN EXPLOSIVE POST...!

QUOTE:

The Only Hope For the World

By Doug Soderstrom, Ph.D.

The world has gotten itself into a real jam.
I mean a humdinger of a jam! As in John Paul
Sartre's existential drama, No Exit, which so
nicely portrays the inescapability of self-chosen
evil, the inevitability of a self-made Hell, there
seems to be no way out for the world; no way
for the inhabitants of planet Earth to escape
what appears to be the inevitability of a hell
of its own making... World War III!

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article12602.htm



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Comment: This is a fantastic post (comment) that followed
the above article. It's perhaps one of the most intelligent
and well thought out comments I've had the pleasure of
reading. Truly a work of art. This comment (post) deserves
a much greater billing to equate with its worth, merit and
content. I wish all comments were this fine and insightful;
and assuredly, I read more of them.

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QUOTE:

Wow - I had no idea this was a New Age site.
I thought it was a political site. That is kind of
troubling to even cynical old me: none of you
seem to have a grasp of the actual situation. You're
all talking as if the common man caused, or had a
major hand in these recent mega-problems. They
didn't, and that is not a good, nor particularly valid,
way to look at it. About the only thing the vast
majority of the public did to cause this global
insanity was to inadvertantly be born into this
extremely corrupt period of late capitalist decadence,
where they have little choice but to make the best
of it.All of this talk of changing consciousness or of
Man's inherent violence are false suppositions on
y'all's part. There's not that much wrong with most
people's conciousness and most people are good people,
so one can't take New Ager's claims to the contrary
seriously - 'incorrect' conciousness is not the problem.
Nobody I know wants war and corruption and
fearmongering. So why do y'all believe they do?
There's little evidence for what you're saying.
Look around you in society. Are most people killing
each other and nerve-gassing each other? NO THEY
ARE NOT. THEY ARE NOT EVEN CONSIDERING
IT AND NEVER DO - THE VAST MAJORITY JUST
WANT TO GET BY AND HAVE A GOOD SITUATION
FOR THEMSELVES AND SOME NICE FRIENDS
AND NEIGHBORS TO HANG WITH, AND FOOD
ON THE TABLE.... (To see the remainder of the
lengthly post, please click the comments button at
the bottom of the above article. This comment is
way down at or near the bottom of the posts, or
comments. I hope you enjoy the comment, as I did.)

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