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Liked Borat? Get Ready for Bruno

Sacha Baron Cohen (aka Borat) has secured a salary in excess of $30 million for his next film, in which he will portray Bruno, the gay “voice of Austrian youth TV,” who mercilessly mocks denizens of the U.S. fashion and entertainment industry.

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The Rising Stars of Atheism

This month’s Wired explores the reinvigorated atheism movement and the three men behind it, including Truthdig contributor Sam Harris.

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OJ and Murdoch

Not Worth the Trouble

News Corp. has canceled the publication of O.J. Simpson’s hypothetical misadventure “If I Did It,” along with its accompanying TV special.  After making the announcement, Rupert Murdoch apologized to the families of Ron Goldman and Nicole Brown-Simpson for the “ill-considered project.”

  • Earlier: Truthdig names O.J. “Sicko of the Week.”

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    What Family Planning Czar Believes

    Bush’s new appointee for the head of family planning services authored this slide show on how too much sex essentially causes brain damage. He also opposes contraception—for married couples.

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    Paris and Osama

    Reminder: Bush Is No Fiscal Conservative

    Federal spending is up 40 percent since President Bush took office. So, what are Bush’s true fiscal priorities? Well, to paraphrase Bill Maher, he gives a lot to Paris Hilton types, and he spends even more Posted on Nov 20, 2006 READ MORE


    Speaking of Iran…

    Iran has invited the Iraqi and Syrian presidents to Tehran for a weekend summit to figure out how to curb the violence in Iraq. The invite is being regarded as another example of the newly empowered Iran upstaging potential U.S. efforts toward the same end.

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    Opinions Diverge Wildly on Iran

    Whereas Tod Koppel and WashPo reporter Robin Wright both reject a military option with Tehran as unrealistic, an American Enterprise Institute fellow writes, “WE MUST bomb Iran.”

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    Hersh: CIA Has No Firm Evidence of Iran Nuke Drive

    The CIA has found no hard evidence of a secret drive by Iran to develop nuclear weapons, The New Yorker’s Sy Hersh reports.

  • Also, Hersh reports that Cheney has vowed to circumvent Congress and pursue military options against Tehran.

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    Orgasm day
    From globalorgasm.org

    Calif. Couple Call for Orgasm for Peace

    Two peace activists are encouraging everyone in the world to have an orgasm on Dec. 22 while focusing on world peace.

  • Hey, even if it doesn’t work, the means will justify the means.
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    Nicaragua Abortion Law Leaves Women and Doctors With No Options

    Abortions were already illegal in Nicaragua, but today a law passed removing an exception in the previous law, which allowed a woman to obtain an abortion legally with the approval of three doctors who confirmed that the woman’s life was in danger.  Many conservatives in government advocated 30-year prison terms for women who terminate their pregnancies and the doctors who perform the abortions, but the stricter prison terms did not pass. Currently the punishment is a six-year prison term.  An estimated 32,000 illegal abortions are performed in Nicaragua each year.

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