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Times are tough all over…

The news this week that Bear Stearns took it in the shorts was not earth shattering. But it did give me pause to think about how those poor Executives are going to have a Merry Christmas without their bonuses.
Ok, I lied..I really laughed like a hyena when I read it. After all, why the hell […]

Going to hell in a handbasket–Musharraf style

The newest country to impose martial law is Pakistan. Following a fine tradition started eons ago, General Perez Musharraf has used the time-honored excuse that the citizens of Pakistan need protecting from themselves. I think the timing is suspect, based on the fact that this week the Supreme Court of Pakistan was going to hand […]

Burma, some basics..

I have been watching the unrest in Burma..also known as Myanmar, for almost two weeks now. I have seen things I never thought I would see happening in living color. I watched the murder of a Japanese journalist named Kenji Nagai who was holding nothing but a video camera when a Burmese soldier gunned him […]

Blog for Burma Oct 4th..

Tags: General, BIO, Contributors  , China, dictatorship  , natural gas

Turkish parliament fails to elect president in first round of voting

From Jurist:
The Turkish parliament failed to elect a president Monday, with the leading candidate receiving only 341 votes. Current Turkish Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul was 26 votes shy of the number necessary to win the seat; the Turkish president is elected by a two-thirds majority of parliamentar ians in the first round of voting. The […]

Jose Padilla found guilty on all counts.

Per MSNBC: Jose Padilla was convicted of federal terrorism support charges Thursday after being held for 3 1/2 years as an enemy combatant in a case that came to symbolize the Bush administrati on’s zeal to stop homegrown terror.
Both his co-defendant s were found guilty as well. More news as it becomes available.
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Iranian arms? Screw that buy Russian!

The police at the Italian airport were looking for drugs. What they found was incredibly more important to the state of the world, the Middle East specifically . From AP:
Their discovery led anti-Mafia investigator s down a monthslong trail of telephone and e-mail intercepts, into the midst of a huge black-market transaction, as Iraqi and […]

How far does the new wiretapping bill actually go?, that bastion of leftist rhetoric (snark button at full tilt) has a very simple FAQ about what the Democrats and Republicans foisted upon us this weekend, its known as the *cough* Protect America Act of 2007. A couple of highlights from there:
What does the new Protect America Act actually do?
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The votes are in and counted in Turkey.

The ruling Party, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s Justice and Development Party maintained control but lost 10 seats in the Parlement. Erdogan is a heavy-duty Muslim. At a rally yesterday he said, per AP:

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