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The Shadow War

In the Age of the Lie, we must expose all agent provocateurs, infiltrators, false-flag terror attacks like London 7/7 and 911; understand that they are all tools used to instill fear, justify control, contrive a global police-state matrix, provide the political cover needed to loot the sovereignty of nations for the benefit of a small, secretive cabal of corporations, mercenary groups, individuals and oligarchs, their drug and banking cartel. If we can educate the world about the tools that are used to control it, we can free ourselves from the nightmare that now enslaves the planet

Sep 08 18:58

Obama accuses Republican rivals of dishonesty

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In other news, Obama reports the sky is blue and the sun will rise in the east tomorrow morning.

Sep 08 16:48

U.S. plans $7 billion missile-defense sale

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Unfortunately, our weapons systems appear to be about the only products the US makes which other countries want to buy.

Sep 08 16:39

FLASHBACK: Ex-state employee files ethics complaint against Palin's office

A former state employee and political activist filed an ethics complaint against Gov. Sarah Palin and her staff Wednesday. The charge: The governor's office used its influence to get a Palin supporter a state job.

Sep 08 16:27

Insights Into the Question of Whether the Anthrax was Weaponized

Remember how the FBI was instructed to blame the Anthrax attacks on Al Qaeda by White House officials in 2001?

Well, according to Washington Post reporter and Assistant Managing Editor for Investigations at The Washington Post Marilyn Thompson, the US government ordered Fort Detrick's USAMRIID bioweapons facility to "tone down" its description of the Daschle anthrax as "weaponized."

Sep 08 14:40

Wasilla Police Billed Sexual Assault Victims for Their Own Rape Kits

Of all of the things I’ve learned about Sarah Palin in the last week and a half, this has got to be the most disturbing. While Sarah Palin was serving as the Mayor of Wasilla, Alaska, the city charged victims of sexual assault between $300 and $1200 for their own rape kits. A rape kit is a sexual assault forensic evidence kit, used to collect DNA that can be used in criminal proceedings to assist in the conviction of those who commit sex crimes. The kit is performed as soon as possible after a sexual assault or attack has been committed.

Sep 08 14:38

Rendell: If I Was Palin You'd Be Calling For My Impeachment

Gov. Ed Rendell decried a double standard in the treatment of Sarah Palin on Monday, saying that if it was he who was at the center of the "troopergate" investigation, the press would be calling for his head.

Sep 08 14:33

Sarah Palin: A Trojan Moose Concealing Four More Years of George Bush

McCain's team, in an effort to distract, is going to keep doing what they're doing -- diverting voters and the media with a tantalizing combination of personal trivia and small lies. It doesn't matter if they're caught in them -- in fact, all the better. Because they know there is no way in hell they can win if this election is about the big truth of the Bush years.

McCain's real running mate is George Bush and the failed policies of the Republican Party. Even if they are dressed up in a skirt, lipstick, and Tina Fey glasses.

Sep 08 14:33

Sarah Palin fumbles on Fannie, Freddie

Economists and analysts pounced on the misstatement, saying it demonstrated a lack of understanding about one of the key economic issues likely to face the next administration.

Sep 08 14:16

NASA chief blasts US space policy in leaked email

An internal email from NASA chief Mike Griffin has been leaked to the media. It expresses Griffin's frustration with recent US space policy, says that White House oversight offices have waged a "jihad" against the space shuttle, and offers a gloomy view of the future.

Sep 08 13:34

Early anthrax suspect doubts guilt of Ivins

"He's a great man. He's honorable, sincere, honest and most important, he didn't kill five people and he didn't kill himself," Assaad said.

Sep 08 13:00

Why the Panic over Fannie and Freddie?

The fact there is nothing you can do about it – to the detriment of your children and their children – is a tragedy. The decisions made in September and October by your elected representatives – societal leeches of the highest order -- will steal the wealth created by a whole generation of Americans.

Sep 08 11:26

Gov. Palin hiding husband's correspondence related to trooper union

The e-mails are being kept secret ostensibly because they deal with policy deliberations between the governor and her staff, the contents of which do not have to be disclosed to the public. However, Todd Palin's presence in the e-mail chains seems to belie concerns that their contents need to remain strictly in the domain of the state government.

According to subject lines of the e-mails, they seem to deal with a public sector union representing Alaska state troopers that the Palins have been feuding with for years as well as one of the governor's main political opponents.

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What do Palin and her handlers not want the American people to know about her judgment, based on these emails??

Sep 08 11:12

Wa Mu Giving it Up

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That commercial showing the bank managers all walking around naked may have been prophetic!

Sep 08 11:05

900,000 evacuated as Ike rips into Cuba

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Looks like Louisiana and Texas are going to get hit again.

Sep 08 10:51

How to Renounce your US Citizenship

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Isn't replacing the government a batter solution?

Sep 08 10:50

Buy American or Get Out?

It's the debate that relates to cars goes something like this: "Buy American!" vs. "I'll buy what I want!"

That debate sometimes, but not always, begins as a civil conversation. But the Detroit area has been hit hard in the last five years by the ongoing, sometimes enormous financial losses posted by the Big Three. The Big Three's financial woes have had a direct impact on the Michigan economy with hundreds of thousands of layoffs and/or buyouts.

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Protectionism is not the solution.

The US auto industry has to retake the lead on making the best cars that people want.

US Industry, cursed with a generation of MBAs taught to view the actual products they manage as less relevant to the process of management, has descended to the level of a third-world nation cranking out so-so products at over-inflated prices (with most of thet money going to sky-high executive compensations). Worse, the attitude of such management has been that if the products are unimportant, so too are the people who make them.

We cannot compete with such an attitude pervading our industry. We must hold the products as most important, and grant the people who make those products the utmost respect.

Sep 08 10:46

Rense Under Attack - What Does it Mean for All of US?

Michael Goodspeed discusses the ongoing cyber-attacks against Rense.com, and the ramifications for all in the alternative media.

Sep 08 10:43

We're Gonna Frickin' Lose this Thing

Something is not right. We have a terrific candidate and a terrific VP candidate. We're coming off the worst eight years in our country's history. Six of those eight years the Congress, White House and even the Supreme Court were controlled by the Republicans and the last two years the R's have filibustered like tantrum throwing 4-year-olds, yet we're going to elect a Republican who voted with that leadership 90% of the time and a former sportscaster who wants to teach Adam and Eve as science? That's not odd as a difference of opinion, that's logically and mathematically queer.

Sep 08 09:50

Iran Has Built a Heavy Water Reactor? Big Deal.

Heavy Water Reactors are special case reactors. Because of the low absorption of heavy water (used as a moderator in the primary loop to carry heat to the steam generator) such a reactor can create more of the varied isotopes used in the medical, agricultural, and industrial needs. The fuel used in a Heavy Water Reactor needs even less enrichment than that in a conventional light water reactor. So what we have here is a reactor designed to use LESS enriched uranium which has been the main focus of US efforts to provoke a war with Iran.

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Sep 08 09:37

NEVER VOTE FOR AN INCUMBENT

Voting for an incumbent is like going back to the same dentist who pulled the wrong tooth the last time.

Voting for an incumbent is like going back inside your camping tent even though you were just bitten by a snake there.

Voting for an incumbent is like re-marrying your former spouse even though she cheated on you the last time around.

Voting for an incumbent is like getting in a plane with a pilot who crashed his aircraft last time he went up.

Sep 08 09:25

Red, White and Blue Storm Rising

In the book, "Red Storm Rising", World War Three starts when a fictionalized USSR, economically unable to purchase the oil products it needs, simply decides to take them. In order to conceal what is in essence a war of conquest, the fictionalized USSR manufactures a provocation by staging a fake terrorist attack on a symbolically important building in Moscow. Faked evidence is used to pin the blame on a target nation, and the fictionalized USSR starts a war on two fronts; a "just cause" war which masks a second front moving to grab the oil fields.

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Sep 08 09:10

Journalists warned to get out of Afghanistan

AUSTRALIAN journalists in Afghanistan have been targeted by terrorists and were warned yesterday by the Federal Government to consider leaving the country.

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One has to wonder just what, precisely, Karzai's government doesn't want foreign journalists (including Australian)to actually see?

Perhaps the wholesale slaughter of civilians, courtesy of a US aerial drone hit?!?

Sep 08 09:06

Inmates tell of sexual abuse and beatings in Iraq's overcrowded juvenile prison system

Hundreds of children, some as young as nine, are being held in appalling conditions in Baghdad's prisons, sleeping in sweltering temperatures in overcrowded cells without working fans, no daily access to showers, and subject to frequent sexual abuse by guards, current and former prisoners say.

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Yet more of Bush's "true legacy" in Iraq!

Sep 08 08:59

CIA forged Habbush's letter

Bush must also be relieved that with media attention focused on the presidential race, he seems to have weathered the storm raised last month by yet another book accusing his administration of fabrication of evidence to justify the Iraq war.

Sep 08 08:53

US to establish naval base in Georgia

The US is negotiating with Georgia and Turkey to establish a naval base at one of the two key Georgian ports of Batumi or Poti, reports say.

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Let us hope that Turkish officials have the horse-sense to just say no to this.

When Pakistan closed down the Afghanistan supply routes in retaliation for US raids which killed civilians last week, that made the US ever-more reliant on Russia for getting non-military supplies into Afghanistan.

So you'd think the logic would be that the US would at least attempt to ratchet down its provocations of Russia.

So what do we do?

Attempt to establish a naval base in Georgia!

Apparently, no one no one creating foreign policy in this country has even the most remote ability to think potential actions through to their logical conclusion.

Sep 08 08:46

Security developments in Iraq, Sept 8

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Remember, the surge is working. Honest!

Sep 08 08:44

Massive Takedown of Anti-Scientology Videos on YouTube

Over a period of twelve hours, between this Thursday night and Friday morning, American Rights Counsel LLC sent out over 4000 DMCA takedown notices to YouTube, all making copyright infringement claims against videos with content critical of the Church of Scientology. Clips included footage of Australian and German news reports about Scientology, A Message to Anonymous/Scientology , and footage from a Clearwater City Commission meeting. Many accounts were suspended by YouTube in response to multiple allegations of copyright infringement.

Sep 08 08:42

The Trouble With Saakashvili

The irony is that, beneath that overweening campaign to contain Russian belligerence, American officials are still seething at Saakashvili. His impulsive and militarily foolhardy attack on the South Ossetian capital of Tskhinvali on Aug. 8 opened the way for Putin's aggression. True, provocations by Russian-controlled Ossetian militias preceded the Georgian move, and Russian troops' subsequent takeover of much of Georgia was clearly planned and prepared well in advance. But the mercurial Saakashvili disregarded direct American warnings that he not fall into Putin's trap.

Sep 08 08:42

Threat of all-out war in Congo

Clashes in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo last week between government forces and a rebel militia threatened to plunge the region back into all-out war. The violence also threatened vulnerable wildlife including the rare mountain gorilla.

The attacks displaced more of the war-fatigued Congolese people, who have endured a decade of armed conflict. More than 100,000 have fled their homes already this year and are living in huts in squalid camps. At least 5.4 million people have died in the 10-year war making it the deadliest conflict since the Second World War.

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This is about who will control the country's vast natural resources, and who will actually reap the reward from that control.

Sep 08 08:41

US FCC Relieves Big Phone Cos Of Costly Data Requirements

At the latest possible moment Saturday, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission gave a regulatory gift to five large phone companies, relieving them of costly requirements to provide the agency with certain internal company figures.

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"... so, you guys will be nice to McCain and Palin, right? Right? Right?" -- Official White Horse Souse

Sep 08 08:33

Why The Fannie-Freddie Bailout Will Fail

With yesterday's announcement of the most massive federal bailout of all time, it's now official: Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the two largest mortgage lenders on Earth, are bankrupt.

Some Washington bigwigs and bureaucrats will inevitably try to spin it. They'll avoid the "b" word with vengeance. They'll push the "c" word (conservatorship) with passion. And in the newspeak of 21st century bailouts, they'll tell you "it all depends on what the definition of solvency is."

Sep 08 08:32

Why U.S. moved on mortgage giants

The U.S. government's planned takeover of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac came together hurriedly after advisers poring over the companies' books for the Treasury Department concluded that Freddie's accounting methods had overstated its capital cushion, according to regulatory officials briefed on the matter.

Sep 08 08:32

China frets at US risk after Fannie/Freddie bailout

The U.S. Treasury's takeover of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac is good news in the short term for China, the biggest holder of the giant mortgage lenders' debt, but Beijing's huge U.S. exposure still poses a serious risk, a prominent government researcher said on Monday.
China owned $376 billion of debt issued by U.S. government agencies, principally Fannie and Freddie, as of mid-2007.

Sep 08 08:31

US waves goodbye to prosperity and democracy

THE events of the weekend begin the greatest intervention in the US economy by the Federal Government since the Great Depression, with the Bear Stearns rescue but a splutter on this road we must now travel.

Sep 08 08:30

US Government stages world's biggest bail out

The world's biggest financial bail-out was staged by the American government in a bid to ease the global credit crisis.

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... by sticking the American working-class taxpayer with the bill!

Sep 08 08:22

Bush successor likely to inherit bin Laden hunt

US President George W. Bush has not quite five months to make good on his seven-year-old vow to get Osama bin Laden "dead or alive" before his successor inherits the hunt for the terrorist mastermind.

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Memo to AFP, American edition: Osama Bin Laden is dead.

You know it, governments know it, and aware people around the world know it.

Is it just because we're around the corner from another anniversary of 9/11 that you're perpetuating this lie that he is still alive?!?

Sep 08 08:20

Interfax: Moscow thinks separate EU observer mission in Georgia will be redundant

The Russian Foreign Ministry thinks that it is irrational to deploy a separate EU monitoring group in Georgia.

"We believe that this will lead to excessive fragmentation of the international monitoring effort, which today is in fact carried out by the UN and the OSCE," Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Andrei Nesterenko told a news conference on Monday.

Moscow also hopes that "the EU will get actively involved in the effort to launch an OSCE police mission in the security zone adjacent to South Ossetia," Nesterenko said.

Sep 08 08:19

Iraq confirms cholera outbreak south of Baghdad

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Ah yes, things are SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO much better under US occupation!

Sep 08 08:17

Palin believes protection of Israel is a `biblical imperative'

"The fact that she keeps the flag of Israel in her office means she has Israel in her heart. I am confident the Jewish community will be impressed with the strong pro-Israel views of Governor Palin as she begins to travel the country and ... discuss the critical issues in this campaign," one Jewish republican was quoted, as saying.

Sep 08 08:17

Palin and her pro-Zionist politics

“The churches that Sarah has attended all believe in a literal interpretation of the Bible,” Janet Kincaid, who has known and worked with Palin for the last 15 years, told reporters. “Her principal ethical and moral beliefs stem from this.”

Sep 08 08:11

At Least 20 Civilians Killed as US Drones Attack School in North Waziristan

This morning two US Predator Drones attacked a small village two miles north of Miramshah in Pakistan’s North Waziristan Agency, killing at least 20 and wounding 25 others. According to an anonymous Pakistani military officer, none of those killed were militants. At least four women and two children were reported among the dead and most of the wounded are also reported to be women and children.

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It appears that we're doing in Pakistan precisely what we have been doing in Afghanistan: killing scores of civilians and radicalizing those left standing against the current Pakistani government.

We can, of course, see just how well this policy is working is Afghanistan; it is not working at all.

One of the classical definitions of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, yet expecting a different outcome.

Insanity, unfortunately, has become a very reasonable characterization of current US foreign policy.

Sep 08 07:59

Brazil, Argentina drop dollar for bilateral trade

Brazil and Argentina are ready to stop using U.S. dollars to trade goods between them.

Brazil's president tells the Buenos Aires-based Clarin newspaper that exports and imports between the two nations will be bought and sold in local currency — reals and pesos.

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Looks as though the leaders of these two countries have a pretty good idea of where the dollar is headed.

Sep 08 07:54

Russians turn back UN convoy inside Georgia

Russian soldiers prevented international aid convoys from visiting Georgian villages on Monday in a blunt demonstration of power in a tense zone around the breakaway province of South Ossetia.

The ambassadors of Sweden, Latvia and Estonia said they also had been barred from visiting villages beyond Russian checkpoints.

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Russia is sending a message here about who is actually in control in this region.

Let us hope that the world is really listening right now; the consequences of not listening could be very grave indeed.

Sep 08 07:51

Why U.S. moved on mortgage giants

The details of the deal have not fully emerged, but it appears that investors who own the companies' common stock will be virtually wiped out; preferred shareholders, who have priority over other shareholders, may also end up with little. Holders of debt, including many foreign central banks, are expected to receive government backing. Top executives of both companies will be pushed out, according to those briefed on the plan.

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Yet again, private entities are getting rescued on the backs of We the People.

If you think your taxes were rough before this happened, just wait until this bailout hits your tax status next year!

Sep 08 07:47

Some of Palin's remarks stretch the truth

Gov. Sarah Palin's remarks to the Republican National Convention about her record in state government stretched the truth.

Sep 08 07:45

Ron Paul: US And Israel To Attack Iran...

Ron Paul took the floor of Congress to tell it like it is. Why are oil
prices so high? Many reasons but among them is the war talk coming
from Bush and the Israeli government. Next week, Iran starts settling
oil contracts in Euros instead of dollars.

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Sep 08 07:45

Cholera Threatens Iraq Province Of Babel, Lack Of Clean Water Blamed

The central Iraqi province of Babel went on alert on Monday after four people were killed by cholera and 200 others were suspected of suffering from the disease, local officials told AFP.

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It was only a matter of time before the complete destruction of the Iraqi infrastructure, courtesy of the US, would manifest in this kind of way.

Sep 08 07:35

Taxpayers take on trillions in risk in Fannie, Freddie takeover

The unprecedented federal takeover of mortgage giants Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae announced on Sunday is a bold attempt to stabilize financial markets and restore the faltering housing market, but it thrusts trillions of dollars of risk directly onto taxpayers' shoulders.

"You can call it a bailout, you can call it a safety net or you can call it a rescue package, but the bottom line is the American taxpayer is left footing the bill," says Richard Yamarone, director of economic research at Argus Research.

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As always....

Sep 08 07:33

Three States Accused of Illegally Purging Voter Lists

Election officials in a handful of states appear to be ignoring the federal law dictating the way registered voters may be purged from voter rolls, civil rights attorneys say.

Sep 08 07:31

VIDEO - Meet me at Mena

It's almost impossible to understand
the last 28 years of American history
without understanding Mena, Arkansas

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More about Mena HERE

Sep 08 07:08

Foxman: Shillin` for Palin and Jews for Jesus

Clearly, Abe’s covering for Palin and trying to deflect legitimiate criticism from Palin and her church. Let it not be said that the ADL is a non-partisan operation. Somehow Barack Obama’s black church was anti-Semitic and the candidate had to take personal responsibility for the hate spoken there; while Palin is treated to an entirely different standard.

Sep 08 07:07

MSNBC Drops Olbermann, Matthews as News Anchors

MSNBC is removing Keith Olbermann and Chris Matthews as the anchors of live political events, bowing to growing criticism that they are too opinionated to be seen as neutral in the heat of the presidential campaign.

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If Olbermann isn't there, then MSNBC just lost me as a viewer.

Sep 08 07:05

Sarah Palin's Secret Emails

The Palin administration won't release hundreds of emails from her office, claiming they cover confidential policy matters. Then why do the subject lines refer to a political foe, a journalist, and non-policy topics?

Sep 08 07:04

Not Really An Interview

Looks like I need to modify the countdown widget to track the time until Sarah Palin sits down for an interview without preconditions, because as Josh Marshall observes, the Charlie Gibson interview isn't really an interview after all.

For starters, it will take place in multiple sessions over multiple days, giving Palin incredible leverage over Gibson -- if she or her handlers don't like a question, they'll just cancel the remaining sessions, all but insuring that Gibson won't ask any tough questions.

Sep 08 07:02

No place for children

The UK has one of the worst records in Europe for detaining children but accurate figures on how many are detained, and for how long, remain hard to come by

Sep 08 07:01

Pakistan: The War Party's New Frontier

"What a world! What a world!" That's what the Wicked Witch of the West exclaimed as she melted in one of the final scenes of The Wizard of Oz, and today her plaintive cry seems the only possible reaction to the headlines reporting trouble every which way: Pakistan about to explode, the Taliban retaking Afghanistan, Iran spreading its influence deep into "liberated" Iraq, and a new cold war brewing in the steppes of the Caucasus. From Eastern Europe to the Far Eastern reaches of Central Asia, a storm is gathering.

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"You got a problem with that?" -- Official White Horse Souse

Sep 08 06:49

16 US troops commit suicide in Iraq

Sixteen US troops from the 57th Unit of the Airborne Division have committed suicide inside a military base in Iraq, security sources say.

Iraqi security sources have revealed that 21 US troops had committed suicide inside a former Iraqi air force base 27 days ago, Fars News Agency reported on Monday.

According to the sources, the 21 troops were treated in a hospital but only five soldiers have survived and they are in a critical condition. Security officials said they used potent narcotics to kill themselves.

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Mass suicides are the hallmark of cults. Is that what the US military has become; a cult? A cult of death?

Or is someone getting rid of witnesses to a war crime?

Sep 08 06:47

Harrowing video film backs Afghan villagers' claims of carnage caused by US troops

These are the images that have forced the Pentagon into a rare U-turn. Until yesterday the US military had insisted that only seven civilians were killed in Nawabad on the night of August 21.

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Except that for some reason, the embedded video won't play!

Sep 08 06:45

Judge tosses Barr's W.Va. ballot access lawsuit

Copenhaver concluded Friday the Libertarians knew well in advance that it had to submit 15,118 valid voter signatures by Aug. 1 to get on the ballot. But party members waited until about 19 days before the deadline, and missed the mark.

Sep 08 06:44

Technical glitch halts LSE trades

The London Stock Exchange has suspended trading due to a technical problem that has affected its trading system.

A spokesperson said "connectivity issues" meant traders could not connect with the LSE trading platform.

Sep 08 06:31

Palin's Deadly Wolf Program

http://www.salon.com/env/feature/2008/09/08/sarah_palin_wolves/index.html

I feel strongly that a person's character can be judged by the way he or she treats animals. Sarah Palin is on record for actively promoting the aerial gunning of Alaska's wild wolves and bears. The wolves and bears are chased by plane to exhaustion and then blasted to death by cowards with shotguns. When Palin learned that not enough wolves were killed this way she tried to offer a bounty for every severed foreleg brought in.

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