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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080318/ap_on_re_mi_ea/iraq_lynndie_england_3;_ylt=Ak54a6NUGSAtnE.kg6.seuAE1vAI Lynndie England, the scapegoat (yet rightfully vilified) for the Abu Ghraib scandal, speaks out. And the result is just as trashy and missing-the-point as you’d expect of someone who put a leash on a prisoner and took photos of it: “Yeah, I took the photos but I didn’t make it worldwide. Yes, I was […]

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http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080229/wl_nm/palestinians_israel_dc_14;_ylt=AhffXMGvX6aMyW9cV0w_oQIE1vAI A senior Israeli defense official said on Friday that Palestinians firing rockets from the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip would bring upon themselves what he termed a “shoah,” the Hebrew word for holocaust or disaster. Israel continues to reinforce its image as a big, cloddish bully, this time by invoking its own history of horror and […]

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http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080123/wl_nm/palestinians_egypt_blast_dc_7 Congratulations, Israel, on granting Hosni Mubarak a stage on which to present himself as a humanitarian and supporter of peace: Palestinians in the Gaza Strip demolished part of the “security” fence on the Egyptian border, and flooded in to buy necessaries that the Israeli government are denying them – by denying electricity and trade […]

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Sudan Teddy Teacher Gillian Gibbons Wants To Teach In China | Home | Sky News

http://news.sky.com/skynews/article/0,,30100-1298900,00.html Teddy bear row teacher Gillian Gibbons is heading abroad to work again – this time setting her sights on a job in China. Undeterred by her time in a Sudanese jail, the 54-year-old Liverpool mother has told Hello! magazine she still hopes to work abroad. I was unwired at the time this story was […]

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Abraham Lincoln – Wikiquote

http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Abraham_Lincoln Dear George W. Bush, It is now for them to demonstrate to the world that those who can fairly carry an election can also suppress a rebellion; that ballots are the rightful and peaceful successors of bullets; and that when ballots have fairly and constitutionally decided, there can be no successful appeal back to […]

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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071228/ap_on_re_ca/us_bin_laden_message_5;_ylt=ApE4aENoYMVTNf9j6PZSMXAE1vAI Yesterday, The Pyramids

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http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20071225/wl_mideast_afp/egyptantiquitieslaw;_ylt=AoSRh1M2.c1kkGO.ShSFfCb9xg8F Egypt to copyright pyramids World gone mad? Or world gone corporate? Either way, this made me laugh. In a potential blow to themed resorts from Vegas to Tokyo, Egypt is to pass a law requiring payment of royalties whenever its ancient monuments, from the pyramids to the sphinx, are reproduced. I was in Cairo […]

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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071227/ap_on_re_as/pakistan_118;_ylt=Aiik6666bwNPjnBKKzHjiIoE1vAI Mixed messages from the Benazir Bhutto camp in successive statements. This is always a sign that the situation’s far worse than they want to admit: 1) “She had just crossed the gate when we heard a deafening sound. We could feel its impact but by the grace of God, she is safe,” he said. […]

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http://www.bucks.edu/~taylors/afghanHTM.htm There’s a paucity of commentary to accompany these photos, but as the region has become familiar to many of us since 2001, not much is needed. It’s especially notable that, were it not for the headline at the page top, and a reduction in the number of burqas pictured, you’d hardly know these photos […]

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