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Published: Mon 9 Oct 2006 11:43 AM
SCOOP COMMENT & OPINION:
Justice: Seditionist Will Eat Xmas Pud In Clink -
Kids: Jackie Little's Life As A Domestic Ogress
Fascism: Bernard Weiner: The New Face Of American Fascism
911 Unanswered Questions: Rice, Ashcroft And Rumsfeld Warned & Dissembled About 911
Foleygate: - Suzan Mazur - Where Do Congressmen Have Their Trysts?
Torture: William Rivers Pitt: When Fear Of The State Gets Personal
Iraq War: Sean Penn's Address To The World Can't Wait Marchers
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Justice: Seditionist Will Eat Xmas Pud In Clink -
My release date is 4 April 2007. The date of my appeal hearing is 22 February 2007. Mathematics was never my strong suit, but isn’t that only about five and a half weeks before I’m going to be getting out anyway?! (Does Terence Arnold set the fixtures dates?). Can I appeal the appeal date? See... Justice Delayed… [1]
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Kids: Jackie Little's Life As A Domestic Ogress
- As Victor Medlrew would say: " I don't belieeve it" Except I can! Number three child had fallen on a cactus. A Cactus!!! for Pete's (whoever Pete may be) sake!! This was while in care of the grandparents, so I admonish myself, though Grandma hastens to add, 'twas in Grandad's sole charge See... Jackie Little: The Cactus Incident [1]
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Fascism: Bernard Weiner: The New Face Of American Fascism
- So we're here. No more shilly-shallying about whether America is beginning to resemble a fascist society. We're now plopped right down into it. See... The "F" Word and How To Escape From Its Clutches [1] MORE COMMENT ON THE STATE OF THE UNION: Mary Pitt - Faulty Intelligence [2] Mark Drolette - Drolette: The Nuts And Dolts Of America’s Downfall [3] Mark Bradley - Mark Bradley: The Devil with Training Wheels [4] William Rivers Pitt - The Tipping Point [5]
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911 Unanswered Questions: Rice, Ashcroft And Rumsfeld Warned & Dissembled About 911
- In an interview with the New York Times Monday, former Attorney General John Ashcroft said he was never briefed in early July 2001 by then-CIA Director George Tenet about a purported terrorist threat against the United States by al-Qaeda the spy agency ... See... Jason Leopold: Ashcroft Warned Pre-9/11 [1] MORE: McClatchy Newspapers - Rumsfeld, Ashcroft Warned of Attack Before 9/11 [2] William Rivers Pitt - UQ Wire: Condi Rice, 9/11 and Another Nest of Lies [3] New York Times - 9/11 Panel Not Told That Tenet Warned Rice in July [4] Jason Leopold - Rice Ignored bin Laden Warnings Prior to 9/11 [5]
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Foleygate: - Suzan Mazur - Where Do Congressmen Have Their Trysts?
- The current sex scandal involving former Congressman Mark Foley (Rep.-FL)begs the question: Just where do Washington politicians and US military seeking private trysting spots -- free of pesky media and routine security questions -- continue to find them? See... DC & Int'l Officers Clubs For Trysting Politicians [1]
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Torture: William Rivers Pitt: When Fear Of The State Gets Personal
- I have been told a thousand times at least, in the years I have spent reporting on the astonishing and repugnant abuses, lies and failures of the Bush administration, to watch my back. "Be careful," people always tell me. "These people are capable ... See... William Rivers Pitt: In Case I Disappear [1] MORE COMMENT ON TORTURE IN THE USA: David Swanson - Mommy, What's Waterboarding? [2] James Abourezk - After Torture, What’s Next? [3] See also… Full Coverage: US Legalises Torture [4]
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Iraq War: Sean Penn's Address To The World Can't Wait Marchers
- The arrogant, the misguided, the cowards would argue that an immediate pull-out of our troops from Iraq would inspire lack of confidence and the lost credibility of the United States. See... The Arrogant, the Misguided, and the Cowards [1] MORE COMMENT ON IRAQ WAR: Russ Wellen - Cut And Run Or Carve It Up? [2] Norman Solomon - Iraq Is Not a Quagmire [3] Atlanta Progressive News - Iraq Veterans Working For Congressional Campaigns [4]
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ISRAEL & OCCUPIED PALESTINE: Translation by Sol Salbe - Gideon Levy: Man Bites Dog [15] Middle East News Service - Sol Salbe's Middle East Round-up [16]
E-VOTING & VOTE FRAUD: Atlanta Progressive News - Diebold's 2002 Secret Patch On GA E-Voting Systems [17] Atlanta Progressive News - McKinney & Harris To Dig Deeper Into GA Primary [18] John Gideon - Daily Voting News For October 5, 2006 [19] , October 4, 2006 [20] , Daily Voting News For October 2-3, 2006 [21] , Sept 30 & Oct. 1, 2006 [22] & September 28-29, 2006 [23]
BIG PHARMA: Mary Collins - Depression Screening – A Cruel Fraud [24] Laura Doreson - National Depression Screening Day [25] Evelyn Pringle - Profitable Year For Whistleblowers [26] , Evelyn Pringle: Zyprexa Takes Major Hit In Alaska [27] , Warning Pharma Customers About Dangers of SSRIs [28] , FDA Still Dodging Bullets Over Ketek [29] & Plavix Sales To Soar Due To Faulty Heart Stents [30]
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