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Ukrainian Protests Persist Despite ‘Orwellian’ Surveillance, Violence

Clashes between the Ukrainian government and demonstrators continued Friday, despite President Viktor Yanukovych offering to give a little ground. The government’s creative use of text messaging earlier in the week, not to mention violence, had something to do with the ongoing calls for regime change.

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Oprah’s Support = 1 Million Votes

The power of Oprah Winfrey’s endorsement is clearly quantifiable when it comes to her “favorite things” (e.g. book sales), but how about her favorite people (e.g. Barack Obama)? Well, a scholarly duo from the University of Maryland came up with 1 million votes as the impressive, if somewhat strangely derived, number that represents the boost Oprah has given Obama since she gave him her official stamp of approval.

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Kerry Takes Swift Boat Vets’ $1M Bet

It may be a few years too late, but Sen. John Kerry is going after the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth, taking SBVT sympathizer T. Boone Pickens’ offer to pay $1 million to anyone who could disprove the group’s claims.

Posted on Nov 21, 2007 READ MORE


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Rather Slaps CBS With $70M Suit

It’s been 15 months since Dan Rather’s former host network forced him out of the top spot on the “CBS Evening News,” and now he’s giving his erstwhile employer a number of strong reasons why he thinks that was no way to treat an anchor—70 million reasons, to be precise.

Posted on Sep 19, 2007 READ MORE


Iraqi Officials ‘Stole Millions’

From the BBC: “A former Iraqi minister has said that officials in the former interim government stole about $800 million meant for buying military equipment.” Apparently there’s $7 billion worth of corruption being investigated.

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Frey, Publisher Settle ‘Unprecedented’ Lawsuit

Readers who felt burned by the fabrications in James Frey’s “A Million Little Pieces” can claim refunds, an agreement called unprecedented by a leading publishing attorney.

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From nandotimes.com

Clinton Made Almost $7.5 Million in Speaking Fees in 2005

The former president earned a staggering $650,000 for just two appearances before major gatherings in Canada by motivational speaker Tony Robbins, according to financial document filed by Hillary Clinton.
It’s good to be the former president

Posted on Jun 16, 2006 READ MORE


1 in 136 U.S. Residents Behind Bars

Let those numbers sink in for a minute. 1 in 136. According to government statistics, roughly 2.2 million U.S. residents were in prisons and jails last summer. It’s by far the highest per capita rate of any country in the world. And it’s mostly due to our unforgivably barbaric drug policies.

Posted on May 21, 2006 READ MORE


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From chinadigitaltimes.net

Report: 162 Million Africans at Direct Risk From Global Warming

A charity group warns that over 100 million people in sub-Saharan Africa could die by the end of the century if global warming continues its march unabated.

Posted on May 15, 2006 READ MORE


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From wcsh6.com

Bipartisan Furor Over NSA Program

Many Republican and Democratic lawmakers are furious over the alleged NSA phone record collection program.

  • GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham: “The idea of collecting millions or thousands of phone numbers, how does that fit into following the enemy?”
  • Democratic Sen. Pat Leahy: “It is our government, it’s not one party’s government.”

  • Posted on May 11, 2006 READ MORE


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