"The Threat of Saddam Hussein with weapons of mass destruction is real, but
as I said, it is not new. It has been with us since the end of that war, and
particularly in the last 4 years we know after Operation Desert Fox failed to
force him to reaccept them, that he has continued to build those weapons.
He has had a free hand for 4 years to reconstitute these weapons, allowing
the world, during the interval, to loose the focus we had on weapons of mass
destruction and the isue of proliferation. -John Kerry, 10/09/02
Imperialist Crusader's realm of Totalitarianism

The goggles, they do nothing.

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Saturday, May 03, 2003
 
Tariq Aziz lying to interegators.

CRAWFORD, Tex., May 3 -- President Bush said today that former Iraqi deputy prime minister Tariq Aziz, who surrendered to U.S. forces 10 days ago, has been untruthful during interrogation sessions.

"We're learning that Tariq Aziz still doesn't know how to tell the truth," Bush told reporters outside his ranch here. "He didn't know how to tell the truth when he was in office. He doesn't know how to tell the truth when he's been -- as a captive."



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SARS Can Live on Common Surfaces

The SARS virus can survive on common surfaces at room temperature for hours or even days, which could explain how people can catch the deadly lung infection without face-to-face contact with a sick person, scientists have found.



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Democrats think they may loose 4 more seets to Republicans, and 2004 presidantial election.

The early calculation in Democratic circles is for a net loss of four additional Senate seats, extending the present 51-49 Republican majority to 55-45. Democratic seats are in real jeopardy in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, South Dakota and Nevada.

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UN demonstrates that US is justified in using its force whenever it wants- by pilfering its own cafeteria

. At noon on Friday, food workers at the U.N. headquarters walked off their jobs, calling a wildcat strike. The result: none of the U.N.'s five restaurants and bars was staffed. The walkout left thousands of U.N. employees scrounging for lunch — eventually, the masses stripped the cafeterias of everything, including the silverware.


So he'res the scenerio:
1. contract dispute with UN food staffers leads to strike
2. strike leads to closed restaurants
3. security closes restaurants
4. UN burecrat orders doors open
5. UN workers begin pilfering all five restaurants, striping them clean

These are the so called world leaders? Reduced to nothing more than a Roving Band of Theives™?

thats right. The UN is nothing more than a Roving Band of Thieves™.

How do we defend ourselfs from the Roving Band of Thieves™? by beating them back and forcing them to respect our authority.

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Need a Tshrit?

May I suggest this one, perhaps the best print tee ever? EVER!




no, not geting paid to plug it, good freind Logan5 pointed it out to me. good job cafeshops.com.

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Music companies to revert to hacking, viruses, and other malicious ends to stop file sharing.

"Some of the world's biggest record companies, facing rampant online piracy, are quietly financing the development and testing of software programs that would sabotage the computers and Internet connections of people that download pirated music, according to industry executives.

The record companies are exploring options on new countermeasures, which some experts say have varying degrees of legality, to deter online theft: from attacking personal Internet connections so as to slow or halt downloads of pirated music to overwhelming the distribution networks with potentially malicious programs that masquerade as music files."


There we go, loose any moral high ground by doing illegal things to computers. I swear, if my computer gets infected by any of their crap, im going to sue for millions. dumbies.



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Friday, May 02, 2003
 

Parts of Campaign Finance Law Struck Down

A three-judge panel in Washington struck down several major provisions of the new campaign finance law this afternoon in a much-awaited ruling, setting the stage for a final showdown at the U.S. Supreme Court later this year that will determine the shape, style and bank accounts of the nation's major political campaigns.



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The director of Iraq (news - web sites)'s office of military industrialization and one of Iraq's two vice presidents under Saddam Hussein (news - web sites) have been taken in custody by the U.S.-led military coalition, U.S. Central Command announced Friday May 2, 2003. In a brief statement, Central Command identified the detained men as Abd al Tawab Mullah Huwaysh, director of the Office of Military Industrialization and Taha Muhyl al Din Maruf, an Iraqi vice president and member of the Revolutionary Command Council.(AP Photo)

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China Submarine Accident Kills 70 - Xinhua

BEIJING (Reuters) - An accident on board a Chinese conventional submarine has killed all of its 70 officers and crew, the official Xinhua news agency said on Friday.

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Thursday, May 01, 2003
 
May day is over. Finallly. Putting it all into context is a great editorial over at Capitalist News by Edwin A. Locke, a senior writer for the Ayn Rand Institute. . Good read.

"We should scornfully ignore the nihilist protestors--they have nothing positive to offer. We should not only allow global capitalism; we should welcome it and foster it in every way possible. It is time to rephrase Karl Marx: Workers of the world unite for global capitalism; you have nothing to lose but your poverty."


Members of the Russian National-Bolshevik party (NBP) salute, while carrying their flags during a May Day rally in downtown Moscow(AFP/Yuri Kadobnov)

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Saudi Arabia Awakes to the Perils of Inbreeding

"Across the Arab world today an average of 45 percent of married couples are related, according to Dr. Nadia Sakati, a pediatrician and senior consultant for the genetics research center at King Faisal Specialist Hospital in Riyadh.

In some parts of Saudi Arabia, particularly in the south, where Mrs. Hefthi was raised, the rate of marriage among blood relatives ranges from 55 to 70 percent, among the highest rates in the world, according to the Saudi government."


There are countless jokes here, and im sure most of them would be damn funny if it were not for the fact that their are victims of Saudi inbreeding, and that's thier kids.

so wrong.


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Wednesday, April 30, 2003

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Nearly 10,000 Quarantined in SARS-Panicked Beijing

Nearly 10,000 people in the Chinese capital were under quarantine after the city confined residents of one building in the heart of the capital and another in a northern suburb, state media said.

Beijing has been the hardest-hit area in the world, with nearly 1,350 reported cases of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome and 66 deaths.



Cant say im really supprised. China's government is fairly worthless and thier standards towards cleanlyness and helath standards are disgusting. they'd do well to emulate their favorite enemies on this subject, the japanese, and start acting more paranoid towards basic health concerns.



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Tuesday, April 29, 2003
 
U.S. Exits U.N. Meeting to Protest Cuba



UNITED NATIONS - The United States walked out of a United Nations (news - web sites) meeting Tuesday to protest Cuba's election to the U.N. Human Rights Commission for another three-year term.

The UN continues its path of of rendering itself totatly irrelevent. This "appointment" for another three years comes on the heels of cuba's execution of three dissidants just days ago.

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From LGF comes this description of the bar where the bomb in tel aviv was detonated, killing at least 5 and wounding 49 (a waitress had her arm blown off and people had thier clothes set on fire)

[Mike's Place] is one convenience store away from the extremely well-secured American embassy. It is owned by two Israeli/American brothers--Assaf and Gil and caters almost exclusively to American expats--tourists, long term residents, embassy staff and even American forces ages 18-80 (literally). Assaf plays the blues in a band called Southbound Train, a band that has given many of us who have spent time in Israel a desperately needed taste of home. He is also a consummate bartender in the "Sam Malone" style.

They throw one heck of a Fourth of July party.

Mike's Place started in Jerusalem where it was the bar of choice amongst a generation of American kids spending their junior year abroad at the Hebrew University. Mike's was one of the only bars to have survived the horrible blow that the Jerusalem (and Israeli) hospitality industry has encountered since the intifada started. Their expansion to a second Tel Aviv location on the beach at a time when there are almost no new bar openings defied conventional wisdom, but was a natural as many of us "seculars" find ourselves spending more time in Tel Aviv.

Do any of you out there know the Talking Heads song "Heaven"?...well that is Mike's Place...everyone knows you, they're always playing your favorite song, but in the end nothing really happens--and that's precisely what is so great.

I really don't know what to say... so many people I know (myself included) have had so may great times there. People have met their wives there. It's the only place where you can see a yeshiva student from LA, an African-American soldier, and an Israeli just back from Thailand sharing a stage belting the lyrics to Sweet Home Alabama "where the skies are so blue." Mike's had become a really important and unique part of the thriving and important live music scene in Tel Aviv that keeps many of us grounded. Hebrew not spoken here, yet frequented by Israelis who love the Americans that hang out there and American culture.

I wish I could have waxed more eloquent for your readers, but at this point I'm still waiting to go through that inevitable wince we all get when we first see that the names of the victims have been released. I just hope my buddies are OK. ...

I don't want to make any accusations about why this bomb went off here and why now. But whoever bombed it knew exactly what this place was and what kind of people were in it. It should give Americans pause to think.


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Blast Rocks Seafront Walkway in Tel Aviv

TEL AVIV, Israel - A huge explosion rocked a popular seaside promenade in Tel Aviv early Wednesday, in what police said was a terror attack. Tel Aviv police chief Yossi Sedbon said the explosion was apparently set off by a palistinian terrorist.

I'm so sick of these people. Pigs, i hope the israeli response is swift and overwhelming.

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Palestinian Lawmakers Approve New Cabinet
RAMALLAH, West Bank (Reuters) - Palestinian lawmakers approved a new cabinet on Tuesday led by reformist Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas in a key step toward the introduction of a U.S.-led plan for Middle East peacemaking.

Mahmoud Abbas has been accused of funding the Munich Olympics attack that killed 11 israelis in 1972.



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Monday, April 28, 2003
 


A Taiwanese woman quarantined for SARS (news - web sites) at a Taipei hospital tries to throw herself out of a window but is pulled back inside on April 27, 2003. A sign next to her says 'We are the relatives of patients, we have been quarantined'. The woman is the second person in the SARS-infected hospital to attempt suicide after the building was sealed off. A 48-year-old man hung himself on Saturday after being told his family may have Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). (Reuters)

wtf. crazy.



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Resembling the fury of a raging sea, this image actually shows a bubbly ocean of glowing hydrogen gas and small amounts of other elements such as oxygen and sulfur. The photograph, taken, May 29-30, 1999 and released April 24, 2003 by NASA (news - web sites)'s Hubble Space Telescope (news - web sites), captures a small region within M17, a hotbed of star formation. M17, also known as the Omega or Swan Nebula, is located about 5,500 light-years away in the constellation Sagittarius. The image is being released to commemorate the thirteenth anniversary of Hubble's launch on April 24, 1990. The image, roughly 3 light-years across with the Wide Field Planetary Camera 2. The colors in the image represent various gases. Red represents sulfur; green, hydrogen; and blue, oxygen. (AP Photo/NASA)

wow.

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"Singer Christina Aguilera (news) waves to the audience after performing 'Beautiful' during the 14th annual GLAAD Media Awards at the Kodak Theatre in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles, California, April 26, 2003. Aguilera was honored with the Special Recognition Award for including gay and transgender images in the music video 'Beautiful.' REUTERS/Jim Ruymen "

eww. she used to be a hottie. now shes just skanky. :(

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A steam plume indicating the reactor has been restarted can be seen rising from North Korea (news - web sites)'s 5MW nuclear facility in Yongbyon in this March 5, 2003 satellite image. North Korea offered to scrap its nuclear program during talks with the United States in Beijing last week if Washington dropped its hostile attitude, Western diplomats briefed by a Chinese official said on April 28. North Korea also offered to suspend ballistic missile tests and stop missile exports, said the diplomats who asked not to be identified. GlobalSecurity. (Global Security.Org, DigitalGlobe, Reuters)

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Iraqis target Gen. Franks for war crimes trial

Iraqi civilians are preparing a complaint to present in court in Belgium accusing allied commander Gen. Tommy Franks and other U.S. military officials of war crimes in Iraq, according to the attorney representing the plaintiffs.

It was inevatable that something stupid like this would happen, im just glad we're not a part of the antiamerican circus that is the "international court."

Loved by third world dictators and losers everywhere.

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45% Ownership Cap Seen
Relaxation of Rules on Track for June 2; Belo Compromises



Despite the vehement opposition of key affiliates, a Federal Communications Commission majority is expected to substantially relax the regulatory cap on how many TV stations a single company may own, sources said last week.


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Sunday, April 27, 2003
 
He'll live like a king



SADDAM Hussein’s key aide Tariq Aziz is set to live like a king in Britain — at one of Prince Charles’s mansions.

Security chiefs want to give the brute a royal hideaway in return for spilling the beans on the whereabouts of Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction, The Sun can reveal.


As long as he sings like a bird, sweet.

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Pope moves cappuccino friar along sainthood path

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope John Paul (news - web sites) has beatified a 17th-century friar credited with halting a Muslim invasion of Europe and in the process discovering the frothy coffee drink cappuccino.

He was like superman. why wasnt he beatified centries ago? ;)



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Was Tariq Aziz the coalition's mole?

interesting....




But yesterday the favourable surrender terms agreed between coalition commanders and Aziz prompted speculation that Saddam's trusted foreign policy adviser may in fact be the Iraqi spy who provided the intelligence responsible for the cruise missile attack on the Iraqi dictator's bunker in southern Baghdad in the opening salvoes of the conflict.


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