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    Venezuela, France to the Rescue -- Maybe

    A lesson that I learned the hard way is that the ability to graciously accept help is an indication of strength and friendship.  We in the US are usually on the other side of the equasion, and often generously offer aid to...
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    Rovegate and Nesting Dolls

    most particulary those (Time, The NYT, et al) who granted double-super-secret status -- NOT to the whistleblower -- but to those who wanted to ruin the whistleblower!  He likens this to Erlichman and Haldeman meeting, say, a Matt Cooper in...
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    Fair Tax

    If they had, they would not be referring to it as a VAT Tax.  Regarding Social Security and its threatened demise:  Recently people became so concerned about the latest Supreme Court decision regarding eminent domain, that they made their concerns...
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    Cindy Sheehan and the Glorification of Leaders

    For a neo-con to actually look at Bush's record and to acknowledge that (best case senario here...) he was mistaken about WMD's, that there most likely wasn't adequate or realistic preparation for the aftermath of the invasion; to site two...
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    CNN's Dead Wrong

    Seeing Condi Rice talk about the "mushroom cloud," Cheney snarling about bioweapons and nuclear devices, and Colin Powell prostituting himself at the UN sent a chill up my spine.  Then, finally, Bush himself with that deer-in-the-headlights expression on his face, and the...
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    Mother of Dead Vet told she had to walk in the ditch near Crawford in order to protest

    Why should this woman have to walk in the ditch in the first place?  The account never states that they were interfering with traffic -- who in their right mind would be out on the road in Texas in August...
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    Recess Appointments

    The President's power to make recess appointments is enumerated in the U.S. Constitution: Article. II. Section. 2. Clause 3: The President shall have Power to fill up all Vacancies that may happen during the Recess of the Senate, by granting...
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    Lake Pontchartrain Levee Break - Orleans Parish

    Lake Pontchartrain Levee Break - Orleans Parish It has been confirmed by the Louisiana State Police that there has been a two-block long breach of the 17th Street & Canal levee that holds back Lake Pontchartrain from entering Orleans Parish....
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    Top Ten Facts on Social Security - cbpp.org

    From: Center on Budget and Policy Priorities [email protected] Basics: Top Ten Facts on Social Security's 70th AnniversaryPDF of this report (5pp.) By Jason Furman August 11, 2005 www.cbpp.org/cms/?fa=view&id=531 Fact #1: About half of the elderly have incomes that, without Social...

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