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Franz J. T. Lee 17.02.2009 09:58
International Media Censorship Against Venezuela
Caracas March, February 12, 2009 Chavez: Third phase of the Bolivarian Revolution will be a huge revolutionary step forward.

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Friend 16.02.2009 19:11
Dr Judy Wood, Thank You
Dr. Judy Wood has achieved many "firsts" for 9/11 truth. Despite serious threats and being maligned within the movement, she has persevered for the cause of truth. Dr Wood made the first free fall collapse study of the WTC, reported Hurricane Erin off the New York coast and filed suit to expose the 9/11 cover up.

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Stewart A. Alexander 16.02.2009 06:26
Capitalists Attempting to Redefine Socialism
Since Congress passed the first $168 billion government stimulus, the "S" word has become a favorite term for the corporate media in referring to socialism. It would be more appropriate to use the "S" word to refer to "stimulus" because it is evident that the capitalists are moving no closer to a transition to socialism; however, as the U.S. economic crisis continues to expand and the failure of capitalism become more apparent to the world, the wealthy ruling elite are now sustaining capitalism with one stimulus after another.

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Pollyanne 15.02.2009 22:41
Security culture or Paranoia Culture?
Recently I read a post from someone offering a mailing list of teens they could not send bulletins to anymore, and they were reminded of the security culture. I have some questions about this.

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JR 15.02.2009 15:00
Dwindling number of jobs to apply for
There's a dwindling number of jobs out there to apply for, as evidenced by a quick glance at the WW jobs section

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Lone Vet 15.02.2009 12:34
harry oh harry
We must have a leader and not a Greeter!

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Brent Herbert 14.02.2009 20:38
Biased Gene Conversion and the Evolution of Bedbugs
The evolution of bedbugs From flying bug, much like a mosquito, to bedbug...According to my hypothesis, several thousand years ago human beings displayed animal life, and this caused the flying bug to specialize in biting human beings (a bug has to eat somewhere). The bedbug is not a 'randomly mutated million year old bug' but is a brand new bug, and the human race is being 'spanked' by this bug for wrecking its environment.

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Historian of Political Plane Crashes 14.02.2009 13:17
More whistleblowers conveniently killed in plane crashes with unbelievable cover-ups
Once again politically troublesome whistleblowers are killed just before their scheduled testimony in a plane crash considered caused by electromagnetic pulse weapons interfering with the plane electronic system the same time that a cell phone in a nearby car and a satellite are affected with signature of EMP, and once again the official story is unbelievable, evidence recovery and emergency responders leave for the site prior the crash and preceding the white flash and explosion or official call for help.... . What were the 9-11 witnesses and anti-Guantanamo activist and the Rowandan genocide witness/human rights activist and three demolition experts (contradicting the official 9-11 conspiracy story) scheduled to be on the Continental Connection Flight 3407 then heading to the Chicago 9-11 investigators,-- and others-- going to say if they weren't assassinated first?

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Distributed by Squeaky Wheel Productions http://www.squeakyw 14.02.2009 08:55
Between The Lines Weekly Summary For The Week Ending Feb. 20, 2009 http://www.btlonline.o
Between The Lines Weekly Summary For The Week Ending Feb. 20, 2009

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TADC 13.02.2009 18:28
Tre’s Latest Callout-Jan. ‘09
The longest night of the year has passed. As we move toward the light, we are entering a new era.

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PDX Workers Action 13.02.2009 17:15
Obama's Bank Bailout: Bush's Plan Resurrected
To reintroduce an unpopular idea by a different name is a classic trick of politicians. Obama has done precisely this in unveiling his bank bailout plan.

In a desperate attempt to distance himself from Bush, the Obama administration has added some complicated economic terms packaged into a system he simply calls the "bad bank." The essence of the plan, however, is exactly what Bush originally proposed.

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Dana Gabriel 13.02.2009 05:29
Majority Oppose Chapter 11 of NAFTA
Chapter 11 of NAFTA grants foreign investors the right to sue member nations, if they feel that their profits have been restricted. Corporations have used this new power to challenge and even overturn labour, health and environmental laws. In many cases it is not being used to defend trade, but rather to challenge and override domestic laws. You know something is drastically wrong when Chapter 11 of the agreement essentially grants corporations more rights than national citizens.

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Joel S. Hirschhorn 12.02.2009 12:16
Mesmerized by Melodic Rhetoric: Guns vs. Hope
Where is the economic catastrophe taking us?

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Lawrence J. Maushard 12.02.2009 00:44
Another Explanation for Rising US Military Suicides
Haditha, Falluja, Hilla, Bagram, Sadr City and more, Haditha, Falluja, Hilla, Bagram, Sadr City, Helmand, and Baghdad are more than points on a map. They, and so many other places that will forever remain obscure outside their locales, have become infamous as sites where American atrocities happened and continue to occur.

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Lloyd Hart 11.02.2009 19:51
Obama George W. Bush Wacks Helen Thomas!
In the debut of president Barrack Obama's first press conference da Prez in an attempt to honor the grand dame of the white house press corp.

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Colin Bondi 11.02.2009 17:51
Holding on to a dead paradigm and letting it go
We are in period of incredible chaos and also incredible potential, an old paradigm is dying and a new one is being born. How much will we as a society hold onto the old and when will we fully step into the new? What will this period of transition look like, how long will it last and how painful will it be? Its up to us.

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Anthony Ravlich 11.02.2009 07:18
The Neo liberal elite seize their opportunity to increase unemployment globally.
The neo liberal elite seized their opportunity to create global unemployment when an ideological shift by the global elites occurred over the past four years at the UN from right wing neo liberalism (Bush) to left wing neo liberalism (Obama).

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gdy 09.02.2009 20:35
Rebuilding the House George Smashed:
America can avoid sliding into a full-blown fascist state complete with concentration camps and right wing death squads if we begin to act now. If we fail to act wisely we will face that dreaded moment when the gestapo pounds on our door in the middle of the night.

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LAWYERS FOR POOR AMERICANS 09.02.2009 02:18
MODEL BEVERLY JOHNSON COMMITS HARI CARI PERJURY ???
DON'T ALL AMERICAN'S DESERVE LEGAL PROTECTION ? lawyers for poor americans has begun to feature current legal stories related to our middle class and working poor american's inability to be able to have proper legal protection afforded them by our us judicial system in both civil and criminal cases !!!

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W.E.R.C 07.02.2009 21:47
Workers Emergency Recovery Campaign
Below is the ten point program and partial list of endorsers for the Workers Emergency Recovery Campaign.

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Jody Paulson 06.02.2009 17:34
Strange social and medical conditions: nature, nuture, or something else?
I've been really intrigued with reincarnation lately. Could previous lives help explain some of these conditions? I'd be interested in hearing other theories.

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Cort Greene 06.02.2009 14:43
A New Direction for the U.S. Anti-War Movement - A Reply to ANSWER
solidarity with real revolutions

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PDX Workers Action 06.02.2009 12:18
Will Obama Start the Next Trade War?
While campaigning to be president, Obama gave the general impression that he would act "cooperatively" to solve international problems, moving away from the Bush strategy of irresponsible "unilateralism."

But Obama took an aggressive stance towards China even on the campaign trail, including the accusations of "currency manipulation," "violating intellectual property rights," and "devaluing their goods." Of course, the average American cares nothing about these types of crimes, nor should they.

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plato 06.02.2009 09:46
Sam Adams - drowning in a sea of hypocrisy
I hate politicians as a general rule and never cared for Sam Adams but find myself now rooting for him. What's the old saying: "Judge a man by his enemies" - Anyone who has Lars Larson after him can't be too bad.

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sd 05.02.2009 20:35
A Modest Proposal on Executive Salaries
A proposal to cap the highest salaries.

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Sue Riley 05.02.2009 20:27
Banks Injure Economic Stimulus Plan by Jacking up Credit Card Interest
Could banks jacking up credit card interest during a horrendous recession—delay U.S. economic recovery and destroy the expected benefits of the Economic Stimulus Plan?

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Ann Robertson 05.02.2009 17:21
Obama’s Campaign Promises and the Laws of Capitalism
Throughout his campaign, Obama made repeated overtures to working people. He talked about job creation, a tax cut for the middle class, health care, education, the rescinding of the lavish tax cuts for the rich, clean energy, facilitating unionization, and the elimination of the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy for gays in the military. One got the distinct impression when he was campaigning that Obama was oriented to helping ordinary working people, who are now struggling to pay their bills, not the rich.

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by Prof. John McMurtry (reposted by Anon) 04.02.2009 22:44
The Obama Crossroads: Neo-Liberal Coup or Responsible Government
When the U.S. Treasury gave away $700 billion to Wall Street banks with no strings attached in October of 2008, the Obama team gave a green light. A popular insurgence was soon silenced, with public wrath directed instead at the U.S. auto producers (and unions) who followed with a request for $25 billion. The auto companies ended up with a loan of about 1/50th the amount that went to Wall Street as a gift. The subtext message was disturbing. Wall Street firms produce nothing, no-one is required to explain what they are doing with all the public money they received, and no criteria of public benefit are applied.

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By William Blum (reposted by Anon) 04.02.2009 22:08
Change (In Rhetoric) We Can Believe In
February 04, 2009 -- - The Obama administration will not produce any significantly worthwhile change in US foreign policy; little done in this area will reduce the level of misery that the American Empire regularly brings down upon humanity. And to the extent that Barack Obama is willing to clearly reveal what he believes about anything controversial, he appears to believe in the empire.

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PDX Workers Action 04.02.2009 20:31
On the town hall crisis
The January 31st 'town hall' was an important — perhaps historic — mass meeting in response to the economic crisis.

Dozens of unions and other progressive organizations were able to attract over 800 people to hear an analysis of the crisis itself, proposed solutions, and a variety of workshops which included everything from labor rights, trade and immigration, and a "green economy." It is believed that this was the first such event in the country.

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Dana Gabriel 04.02.2009 20:07
Trade Wars: The Rise of Protectionism?
Prime Minister Stephen Harper recently stated that the Buy-American provision not only threatens Canada, but all industrialized countries. There is a definite possibility that the situation could further escalate. The EU, Canada and other U.S. trading partners could in turn retaliate with similar measures. If some sort of resolution is not reached, there could be a rise in protectionism around the world, with the potential for international trade wars.

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by Jeff Schantz 04.02.2009 13:21
Syndicalism, Ecology and Feminism
According to the late Wobbly organizer and Earth Firster, Judi Bari, a truly biocentric perspective must really challenge the system of industrial capitalism which is founded upon the 'ownership' of the earth. Industrial capitalism cannot be reformed since it is founded upon the destruction of nature. The profit drive of capitalism insists that more be taken out than is put back (be it labour or land). Bari extended the Marxist discussion of surplus value to include the elements of nature. She argued that a portion of the profit derived from any capitalist product results from the unilateral (under)valuing, by capital, of resources extracted from nature.

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Ghost of Bierce 04.02.2009 09:51
PBS 'NOVA': "The Spy Factory"- More 911 Fairy Tales for the Obama Era
More manufactured BS from the PBS/Moyers Machine

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Lew Church, PSU Progressive Student Union 03.02.2009 12:57
UNDERCOVER WITH PORTLAND ARCHBISHOP VLAZNY
Conservative Portland Catholic Archbishop John Vlazny recently attended the right-to-life protest at Pionner Square against women's rights with 7,000 other conservatives. Since then, he gave a series of talks at Beaverton's Lady of Peace retreat center on job openings in the Catholic Church and conservative Catholic values.

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PDX Workers Action 02.02.2009 20:08
How to Start a Union in Ten Steps
(below are lessons taken from a successful union organizing campaign in 1997)


1) Be the best worker at your workplace

If you are to influence your co-workers to join a union, you'd better already have their respect at work. This doesn't mean that you must be the absolute best, but that you are a leader and rank among one of the best. This first step is the all-important foundation for your effort, directly or indirectly affecting EVERY other step toward forming a union.

It helps also to be the best liked co-worker. Not that you need to be prom-king/queen popular, but that you are easily approachable, social, and generally kind. In being so, you'll make your job of talking with your co-workers about a union - which constitutes 95% of the work of organizing — MUCH easier. If your trust is earned as a good worker and friend, you can better expect that your ideas will be not only better received, but kept away from management during the initial stage of secrecy.

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humiliated rider 31.01.2009 23:05
Tri-met's abusive drivers
While most drivers seem aware that they are prohibited from denying service to non-paying riders (apparently someone was short 20 cents, ended up in emergency psychiatric care, and then was killed by police two days later), other drivers have abused their position at the wheel of the bus by denying services and even calling in police to deal with non-paying riders.

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Fantum 31.01.2009 06:01
Domestic Spying at the 2008 Republican Convention
Stop Resisting! A pointer and link to an official analysis of pre-convention
activist activty and plans for the 2008 convention.

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Lawrence J. Maushard 31.01.2009 01:30
Sam Needs A Plan
Get a Plan, Sam Sam Adams needs to do a lot more than hold regularly scheduled policy meetings in order to regain the trust of the people. He also needs to be a whole lot more creative and bold in order to dig himself out of the hole he's created. That recent hangdog look he's sporting, frankly, is not very inspiring.

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FBI Counterterrorism Division 30.01.2009 14:24
Tactics Used by Eco-Terrorists to Detect and Thwart Law Enforcement Operations
 http://cryptome.org/spy-protests-04.pdf


This assessment was prepared by the Counterterrorism and Cyber Divisions of the FBI. Comments and queries may be addressed to the Unit Chief, Domestic Terrorism Analysis Unit at (202) 324-8664.

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Martha Shelley 30.01.2009 12:56
Thoughts on the Gaza War
A brief discussion of the political, economic, and psycho-social motives behind the Gaza War, and about becoming a partner for peace.

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fred 29.01.2009 20:30
Time to stop the Obama worship!
The economic news caused most people to forget about Iraq.

I'm afraid the Obama coronation has caused the rest of us to forget.

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Dana Gabriel 29.01.2009 19:29
Towards a Canada-EU Economic/Trade Agreement and Beyond
A Canada-EU economic and trade agreement that goes beyond NAFTA, could later include the U.S. and Mexico. It is important to understand that economic integration was the first step in the creation of the EU. Globalization and free trade, as well as IMF and World Bank loans, have been used to enslave the population and destroy national sovereignty. The global elite are making their move and they will pose as our loving saviours and offer their solution. The notion of real choice is now more of an illusion, it's the same policies, same agenda, and the same team. Obama could be used to pitch a New World Order to the masses.

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Jonathan Kaspersky 29.01.2009 17:49
Blago's Real Crime: Threat of State Boycott of Bank
Blago's Real Crime: Threat of State Boycott of Bank in Defense of Illinois Workers

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Ersun Warncke 29.01.2009 16:09
Oregon Economic Development Policy Recommendations
Reviews current national economic conditions, and makes recommendations for State economic policy. Recommends: raising business taxes, establishing a state funded citizen owned economic development corporation, and enforcing a new climate of corporate and business responsibility.

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William Hughes 29.01.2009 07:12
Edgar Allan Poe: A Tragic, but Talented, American Original
Statue of Edgar Allan Poe Edgar Allan Poe, poet, novelist and literary critic, died in 1849, age 40, under mysterious circumstances, in Baltimore, MD. The British author, Peter Ackroyd, insightfully captures the trials and tribulations of this great man of letters in his latest tome, "Poe: A Life Cut Short." Poe invented the modern detective story and his poem, "The Raven," is a classic in the genre. Ackroyd reveals Poe's battle with the bottle, and adds a wrinkle: his aversion to sex!

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C. 28.01.2009 20:44
Common Ground and Conflict: Looking Back on New Orleans and Working With Brandon Darby
This is a retrospective look on volunteering at the Common Ground Collective in New Orleans from December 11th, 2006 to January 3rd, 2007, and then later from mid-February to mid-March '07, under FBI-informant Brandon Darby's new hierarchy. How did he change things, and how could his involvement with federal agents have affected the group?

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Margie Burns 28.01.2009 11:55
Scooter Libby Was Not Arrested
Some conservative commentators have tried to parallel the odd arrest of Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich on Dec. 9, 2008, and the indictment of I. Lewis 'Scooter' Libby, Vice President Cheney's Chief of Staff, on Oct. 28, 2005. There may be turn out to be similarities between the two legal matters, both prosecuted by Chicago U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald, but there is little similarity in the treatment of the two men. To argue that Libby and Blagojevich were treated alike is false.

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xiu xiu 28.01.2009 10:47
Weapons for Womyn
guns battles warfare

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J.A. Simon 27.01.2009 19:21
UK Paper Highlights Portland Nuke Attack
The Telegraph, a major U.K. newspaper, features a bizarre picture gallery in its "culture" section of its website that depicts nuclear attacks on four U.S. cities. Portland is one of them as featured in Blackjack - Part 2, A slideshow story.

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Portlander 27.01.2009 14:13
The real problem with Sam Adams.
Sam Adams Remember your history.

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david evans submitted...James Craven posted on his site 27.01.2009 13:33
Obama's Economic Advisor is Sociopathic
A look inside the mind of a capitalist Sociopath. For a frightening view of one of President Obama's top economic advisers, Larry Summers:

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joyofresistance 27.01.2009 12:46
Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine
Protest against Israeli attacks on Gaza 1 In 1948 about a million Palestinians were forcibly driven from their homes at gunpoint by Israeli soldiers, civilians were massacred, and around half of the Palestinian villages and towns were wiped out (over 500), according to Ilan Pappe, an Israeli historian, in his book "The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine." He describes this immense tragedy as a planned "ethnic cleansing." He provides archival evidence to prove that the colonization of Palestine and the forcible removal of the Palestinians was a central strategy of the Zionist movement as early as 1920s. This book is a must-read for all who care about what's happening in Palestine.

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Emilio de Lima 27.01.2009 08:41
The Landless Workers Movement and the American "bubble"...
We all know that tiny and small business those that employ more, we all know that the smart guys of the market should cover the leak that they have produced and they are all free and happy while people like the federal policeman Protógenes suffers mysterious accidents.
Pictures at  http://rvcb.wordpress.com/2009/01/26/511/

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T. 27.01.2009 07:22
Overpopulation & Starvation
This is the famous gumball video on world population.

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PDX Workers Action 26.01.2009 19:16
The Case for Socialism
The world today is undeniably chaotic — war, abject poverty, and unimaginable wealth exist side by side. In an attempt to explain the current social turmoil, some have resorted to religion and apocalypse, while others place the blame on the few bad apples that held positions of power as the economy slid into destitution. And then there are those who blame conspiracy, immigrants, or a society-wide lack of morality. All of the above explanations seem to be missing a crucial ingredient.

A simple observation should be central to any explanation of the current economic crisis: There are huge surpluses (or overproduction) of houses, cars, food stuffs, and many other products that millions of people desperately need, but cannot afford to buy.

This is the essence of the problem.

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JR 26.01.2009 18:54
Corporate America hands Obama a gift
Tens of thousands will be laid off in non-financial sectors, less than a week into Obama's presidency

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By Jeffrey Free Luers 26.01.2009 13:41
Taking Power
Alongside protecting the wild and fostering respect for our planet, one of the
tenets of this movement is creating a sustainable future for our communities.
In doing so, we must develop communities that have the ability to provide food,
water, sanitation, resources and energy in a decentralized and autonomous
manner.

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xoxoxoxox 25.01.2009 22:41
Sam's Your Man?!
I am Sam. Sam I am. I have just a few comments and questions everyone should consider as our Mayor now claims he will stay on the job.

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Lloyd Hart 25.01.2009 08:59
Obama Murders Innocent Pakistanis
When it comes to foreign policy it turns out that Obama is as big a bimbo as Bill Clinton was.

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Micah Perry 25.01.2009 08:37
TV Set January 10 2008
A well-considered discussion of scenarios that may occur post Peak Oil. "Aiding and abetting the progressive community since 1991"

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