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Extra Nicotine Keeps Smokers Smoking

The average cigarette contains 10% more nicotine than it did in 1998 (some brands are 30% stronger). Seems a pretty effective way for “cancer stick” companies to hold on to their core market (i.e. the 70% of smokers who want to quit) in a time when the world has wised up to the health risks posed by smoking.

Posted on Aug 31, 2006 READ MORE


Confederacy of Dunces

OK, deep breath time….
30% of Americans cannot say in what year the Sept. 11 attacks took place, according to a Washington Post poll. Thirty. Percent.

Posted on Aug 10, 2006 READ MORE


60% Oppose Iraq War

It’s the highest number since CNN began polling at the start of the war.

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Hiroo Onoda
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Half of U.S. Still Believes Iraq had WMD

With a July 21 poll revealing that half the country still thinks Iraq had WMD, the Associated Press asks several experts why this myth persists. One answer: people tend to become “independent of reality.”
This is not without historical precendent. Pictured above is Hiroo Onoda, a former Japanese army officer who was stationed on a Phillipines island at the end of World War II and who kept on fighting until 1974 because no one told him the war had ended.

Posted on Aug 7, 2006 READ MORE


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Colbert to Suskind: We Need a ‘Zero Percent Doctrine’

Stephen Colbert tells author Ron Suskind that Vice President Cheney’s so-called “One Percent Doctrine”—whereby a one percent chance of terrorists obtaining WMDs must be treated as a certainty—is “soft on terror.”

  • Colbert: “One percent? Shouldn’t it be a zero percent doctrine? I mean even if there’s no chance that someone’s a threat to the United States, and they just look at us funny, shouldn’t we just—[beats a fist into his palm]—tag ‘em?”

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    Sullivan: Bush Channeled Tony Soprano on Torture

    Bush and Rumsfeld gave the go-ahead to CIA interrogators to threaten the family of Al Qaeda leader Khalid Sheik Muhammed if he did not talk, according to Ron Suskind in his new book, “The One Percent Doctrine.” Former Bush defender Andrew Sullivan says the green light made Bush “the moral equivalent of a mafia boss.”

     

    Posted on Jul 10, 2006 READ MORE


    Ron Suskind and 'The One Percent Doctrine'
    Book: Amazon.com / Suskind: virginia.edu

    Truthdigger of the Week: Ron Suskind

    Truthdig salutes Ron Suskind, the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer whose most recent book, “The One Percent Doctrine,” stripped down Vice President Dick Cheney’s counter-terrorism philosophy to its Strangelovian essence: If there is a 1% chance of a terrorist attack, America must respond as though it is a 100% certainty.

  • Click here for disclosures from the book, Suskind TV appearances, links to other writings and biographical information.

  • Posted on Jun 24, 2006 READ MORE


    Suskind: Western Union Gave Transfer Info to Feds

    In the wake of 9/11, the parent company of Western Union gave the FBI information on financial transactions and wire transfers, Ron Suskind charges in his new book, “The One Percent Doctrine.”

    Posted on Jun 21, 2006 READ MORE


    Ron Suskind

    Ron Suskind: U.S. Deliberately Bombed Al Jazeera

    The author of the controversial new book “The One Percent Solution” charges in a TV interview that American forces purposely bombed the Arabic-language TV station in Kabul, Afghanistan, to “send a message.”

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    Book Blows Lid on America’s Torture and Interrogation

    In his new book, ?The One Percent Doctrine,? Ron Suskind details how America’s torture of a mentally ill prisoner led the White House to pursue false leads in the war on terror.

    Posted on Jun 20, 2006 READ MORE


    Gore at 68% in Straw Poll

    The former veep trounced potential candidates for the 2008 race in an unscientific DailyKos poll. The closest runner-up, Russ Feingold, pulled a mere 15%.

    Posted on Jun 13, 2006 READ MORE


    Bush Sinks to 29%

    Only 29% think the president is doing an “excellent or pretty good job,” according to a new Harris Interactive poll.

    Posted on May 12, 2006 READ MORE


    Conservatives Drive Down Bush’s Poll Numbers

    A staggering 45% of the president’s supposed base disapproves of his performance. And it gets worse for the president….

    Posted on May 5, 2006 READ MORE


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