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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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McClellan Still Ducking Queries on Weapons Trailers

The presidential spokesman won’t say at what point the president learned of a Pentagon report which concluded that Iraqi weapons trailers discovered after the invasion were not—as Bush later claimed—WMD factories.
No wonder McClellan won’t answer. This could amount to proof positive that Bush outright lied about WMD.

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Poll: Most Don’t Trust Bush on Iran

Forty-eight percent support striking Iran if it continues down its nuclear course, but a majority do not trust the president to make the “right decision,” according to an L.A. Times-Bloomberg poll.

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Scientists Find ‘Missing Link’ Fossil

A UC Berkeley biologist announces that a new fossil discovery links the famous “Lucy” skeleton (~ 3 million - 3.6 million years old) to an even more ancient human ancestor—from about 4.1 million years back.

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Moussaoui Proves Sam Harris’ Point

To justify his hatred of America, the Sept. 11 conspirator read passages from the Koran in court. This is exactly the kind of thing that “The End of Faith” author Sam Harris was talking about in his Truthdig interview.

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Telescope
From the BBC

Harvard Telescope To Seek Out Alien Beams

The apparatus will search for light emissions from distant galaxies. Scientists say light beams would be a logical way for alien civilizations to attempt communication.

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South Park
From Comedy Central

‘South Park,’ Censored Over Mohammed, Hits Jesus

The creators of “South Park,” censored by Comedy Central when they attempted to show an image of the prophet Mohammed, aired instead an image of Jesus Christ defecating on President Bush and the American flag.

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Generals v. Rumsfeld
From nytimes.com

Sixth General Calls for Rumseld’s Ouster

Read the New York Times’ take on the growing list. But check out CNN’s “Five reasons why Rumsfeld won’t leave easily.” Also, Bush is standing firmly with his war architect.
Update: Rep. Harold Ford calls for Rumsfeld’s resignation.

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‘Liberated’ Iraqis Turned Into Refugees

An estimated 65,000 Iraqis have fled their homes as a result of chaos, intimidation and sectarian violence bred by “Operation Iraqi Freedom.” U.N. officials expect Iraq’s internal refugee problem to grow.

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