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Website Exposes Airline Security Flaw

Christopher Soghoian created a boarding pass generator, allowing visitors to his website to sneak through airport security with fake documents.  Though the FBI has shut down Soghoian’s site, the flaw that enabled it remains a security threat.

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Early Voting Woes

Early voting is underway in many parts of the country, and voters are already alleging fraud: “Saturday, KFDM spoke to another voter who says it’s not just happening with straight ticket voting, he says it’s happening on individual races as well, Jerry Stopher told us when he voted for a Democrat, the Republican’s name was highlighted.”

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From the N.Y. Times

Military Chart: Iraq Moving Toward ‘Chaos’

The N.Y. Times has surfaced a classified U.S. military briefing that concludes, in chart form, that Iraq is veering toward “chaos.”

  • This is yet more proof that Bush & Co.‘s public statements about Iraq are at odds with the conclusions of our own military. Some people call that lying.

  • Posted on Nov 1, 2006 READ MORE


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    Assaulted Blogger Is Pressing Charges Against Allen

    The man whom staffers of Va. Sen. George Allen attacked on Tuesday for asking the senator combative questions is fighting back

  • Watch the attack

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    Bechtel Pulling Out of Iraq

    The massive San Francisco-based engineering company lost 52 of its employees since starting work on reconstructing Iraq in 2003. A Bechtel official apparently accepted some share of blame for the sorry state of Iraq’s infrastructure, calling it “heartbreaking.”

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    Global Sex Study Debunks Myths

    “People aren’t losing their virginity at younger ages, married people have the most sex, and there is no firm link between promiscuity and sexually transmitted diseases,” according to an AP report on a worldwide study of sexual behavior.

  • Also: Heard about “sleepsex”? Neither had we; and frankly, we’re skeptical.

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    Media Matters

    Air America Blacklisted

    An ABC Radio Networks internal memo lists almost 100 companies, including FedEx, McDonald’s and Microsoft, that refuse to have their ads run during Air America programming. (h/t: Think Progress)

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    Army Allegedly Reneges on Deal With GI Who Fled

    Kyle Snyder fled to Canada when the Army threatened to send him back to Iraq, where he says he had been made to perform duties for which he was not trained.  Snyder’s lawyer says the Army had agreed to discharge his client if he came home but now intends to return him to his original unit.

    Posted on Oct 31, 2006 READ MORE


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    wonkette.com

    Kerry Grows a Spine

    John Kerry has lashed out at the “right-wing nut jobs” who questioned his patriotism because of a comment he made Monday: “I’m not going to be lectured by a stuffed-suit White House mouthpiece standing behind a podium, or doughy Rush Limbaugh, who no doubt today will take a break from belittling Michael J. Fox’s Parkinson’s disease to start lying about me just as they have lied about Iraq….”

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    N. Korea Agrees to Return to Nuclear Talks

    A stunner in this: “Pyongyang had refused to return to the talks until the United States separately negotiated an end to a crackdown on North Korea’s counterfeiting of U.S. currency. But that demand disappeared today…” -WashPo

    Posted on Oct 31, 2006 READ MORE


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