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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.

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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

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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.

  • Posted on Nov 1, 2006 READ MORE


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    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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    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

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    U.S. Lifts Blockade on Sadr City

    U.S. forces had been surrounding the Iraqi slum for five days, and are now retreating under pressure from the anti-American cleric Moqtada Al Sadr—another sign of Sadr’s power over the country.

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    French Students Turning to Sex Work?

    France’s leading students union estimates that some 40,000 students have taken up prostitution to fund their studies. French police are disputing the report, saying prostitutes are posing as students. (Via BloggerNews)

  • Also: Check out the battle in the Italian gov’t over transvestite bathroom rights

  • Posted on Oct 31, 2006 READ MORE


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