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Khasi
news.bbc.co.uk

Al Gore to Snub Struggling Indians?

The Khasi tribespeople of India want to honor Al Gore with an award of local handicrafts and a “small amount of money” for raising awareness of the climate change that they say has ravaged their scenic province, the name of which translates to “abode of the clouds.” A Gore representative says he is humbled, but unsure if he’ll make it to the ceremony, which will be held at a preserved village near a sacred forest.

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jwharrison.com

‘Extinct’ Dolphin Seen

The Yangtze river dolphin was thought to be extinct, a victim of China’s explosive economic growth and environmental negligence, but one of the baiji, as the animal is known, was just caught on tape—alive and well.

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GAO Report: Only 3 out of 18 Iraq Goals Met

The Washington Post has obtained a draft of the Government Accountability Office’s “progress” report—quite the euphemism in this case—about Iraq.  The 69-page draft, which the paper describes as “strikingly negative,” was apparently passed along by a government official worried that the final draft would be altered to lessen its detrimental impact.

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Oliver Stone
news.bbc.co.uk

Oliver Stone Preps My Lai Movie

Bruce Willis will star in an Oliver Stone film about the My Lai massacre, perhaps the most infamous atrocity to emerge from the Vietnam War. In other Stone news, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says he has “no objection, generally speaking,” to the director’s rumored desire to make a biopic about him but that Stone would need to “let me know what are the frameworks.”

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itpsites.com

The FBI, Wiretapping and You

Not to be deterred by new developments in digital technology, the FBI laid the groundwork for its current DCSNet (Digital Collection System Network) wiretapping system during the Clinton years, allowing agents to just point ‘n’ click their way into the nation’s land lines, cell phones and Internet telephony networks. 

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Larry Craig
AP Photo / Douglas C. Pizac

Scandals Rattle Republican Ranks

The GOP is undergoing a bit of an ethical crisis following the recent string of scandals involving prominent Republicans—the most recent being, of course, the media hullabaloo surrounding Sen. Larry Craig’s run-in with an undercover policeman in a Minneapolis airport men’s room.  Oh, and then there’s that whole Iraq war issue.

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Chinese ‘Penis Emporium’ Serves Up the Goods

Who knew that eating a donkey’s, er ... member is good for the skin?  Or that women should refrain from consuming animal testicles?  These could be trumped-up claims,  but the proprietor and employees of China’s Guolizhuang restaurant, a self-described “penis emporium,” stand by them, as brave BBC reporter Andrew Harding discovered on a recent culinary adventure.

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Bush to Visit Congressional ATM

The White House plans to ask for an additional $50 billion to fund the troop “surge” in Iraq. That may seem like peanuts when you consider the $607 billion in annual Defense Department and Iraq/Afghanistan supplemental funds, but it’s a sign that the administration is politically confident it can extend the surge through next spring. Plus, it’s money that could be used for something silly, like building schools.

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Beijing Public Security Ministry

China’s Virtual Thought Police

Web users in Beijing will soon have to deal with a new annoyance as part of China’s endless effort to control the Internet. By the end of the year, all websites registered with the government will feature animated Internet cops that will warn users to avoid forbidden content and offer friendly (if obnoxious) Internet security tips.

Posted on Aug 28, 2007 READ MORE


Home Prices Plummet

If you’re caught up financially in the housing bubble (who isn’t these days?), you might want to skip this item. Home prices have fallen by 3.2 percent—the sharpest drop in 20 years, while the median price for homes has gone down for the 12th consecutive month—another record. That’s not good news for a market eager to return to the good ol’ days of easy loans and overpriced homes.

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