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The Nation: Generals Revolt

Katrina vanden Heuvel, editor of The Nation, asks, “Is there a retired general left in the States who hasn’t called on Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld to fall on his sword?”

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Fake Sheikh
From georgegalloway.com

‘Fake Sheikh’ Reporter Gets Taste of His Own Medicine

Mazher Mahmood, a British reporter who dresses up as a wealthy Arab businessman to entrap high-profile victims in sting operations, has been publicly outed by a member of Parliament.

  • N.Y. Times story
  • Fake Sheikh’ home page (created by the M.P.)
  • Posted on Apr 17, 2006 READ MORE


    Cell Phones Set to Dial For Dollars

    PayPal will now allow users to buy goods and exchange money using their cell phones.
    Sweet! It’s been getting far too hard to blow money on impulse items in recent years.

    Posted on Apr 17, 2006 READ MORE


    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.

    Posted on Apr 17, 2006 READ MORE


    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…

    Posted on Apr 17, 2006 READ MORE


    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.

    Posted on Apr 16, 2006 READ MORE


    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.

    Posted on Apr 14, 2006 READ MORE


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