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Obese people
From The Onion

Growth Phase for Obesity Marketing

From super-size coffins to super-reinforced beds to resorts for those afraid to be seen in bathing suits, the number of products and services for America’s obese is growing rapidly.

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Pope Benedict XVI
From www.cjd.cc

Pope Calls For End to Iran Crisis

The pontiff used his first Easter message to ask for “an honorable solution” via “honest and serious negotiations.” He also affirmed Israel’s right to exist.
Somehow we suspect those wishes won’t have much of an impact on the Holocaust-denying president of Iran.

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Wal-Mart Tries to Clean Up Its Image

The retailing giant will try to help small local businesses via grants and in-store radio ads, among other things. The chain has also started carrying organic products and made attempts at being more transparent in its business practices.
Hey, it’s a start…

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Greenpeace Founder Does Nuclear U-Turn

The man who helped found the environmental aid organization argues that nuclear power—once his sworn enemy—is now the planet’s only hope for slowing global warming.

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Fool Me Once…

British Prime Minister Tony Blair has told Bush that the UK will not offer any support to strike Iran, regardless of whether there is a U.N. mandate to do so, according to The Scotsman newspaper.

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N.Y. Times on Bush: A Bad Leak

The New York Times editorial page writes that “even a president cannot wave a wand and announce that an intelligence report is declassified.” Also, check out how Editor & Publisher handily took down the Washington Post editorial board’s defense of the leak.

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Major General John Batiste (ret)
From crooksandliars.com

Anti-Rumsfeld General: Questioning Command Healthy For Democracy

Major Gen. John Batiste (ret), who has called for Rumsfeld’s resignation, tells Katie Couric: “I think there’s a lot of people now starting to ask questions, and I think that’s healthy in a democracy.” He also says the book “Cobra II” gets the Iraq War story right.

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Cheney and Libby

Report: Cheney Authorized Libby to Leak CIA Report

We know: “Duh!” right? Well, here’s what’s new: The author of this article, using newly surfaced Libby testimony, all but accuses Cheney of outing Valerie Plame as a CIA agent—which has been widely suspected but never confirmed. The National Journal’s Murray Waas (the country’s leading news-breaker on this story) has the scoop.

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Exxon's ex-chairman Lee R. Raymond

Exxon Paid Its Ex-Chairman $686 million

As gas prices soar across the nation, Exxon’s board paid its recently-retired chairman, Lee R. Raymond, over $686 million since 1993—with $400 million of that coming in his final year with the company.
A compensation payout like that got N.Y. Stock Exchange Chairman Richard Grasso sued.

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Talking Sense About the Drug War

Don’t miss this column at the Huffington Post about our nation’s ineffectual and morally indefensible drug war.

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