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Happy New Year Ya’ll

In a few short hours 2007 will be just a blip in the time line. It has been a year filled with information, destruction, death and hope. Through blogs, progressives have brought attention, education and gave a voice to many. We have fueled the fires for change, we exposed the lies spewed by […]

Out Of Tragedy Bilawal Breathes New Life Into The Legacy

Bilawal, means ‘one with no equals’

Bilawal Zardari Bhutto believes that democracy is the best revenge. The 19-year-old Oxford student expected to lead the party and Pakistan – out of its quagmire.

Dec 30 (Reuters) – The 19-year-old son of slain Pakistan opposition leader Benazir Bhutto is now heir to […]

John Edwards Pulls Ahead In Iowa

In the first survey released since the Christmas break, John Edwards has taken the lead in Iowa. According to Brad Coker of Mason-Dixon Polling & Research, which conducted the survey, “Edwards has really moved up since our last poll. Obama and Clinton have each slipped a little bit.”

Edwards who is going against […]

US Plays Turkey Against Kurds – Explain That

Iraq Kurdish leader snubs Rice over Turkey raid

ARBIL, Iraq (Reuters) – The president of Iraq‘s semi-autonomous Kurdish region refused to meet U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Tuesday because of Washington‘s tolerance of Turkish military attacks, his prime minister said.

“The United States supervises (Iraq’s) air space, so […]

Vermont Town Flexes It’s American Muscles

Activists look for arrest of Bush, Cheney

By PAUL H. HEINTZ, Brattleboro Reformer

“Shall the Selectboard instruct the Town Attorney to draft indictments against President Bush and Vice President Cheney for crimes against our Constitution, and publish said indictment for consideration by other municipalities?” Daims’ proposed article reads.

“And shall […]

Consequences: Foreign Policy or Foreign Fantasy

Bhutto was key to US plan

Benazir Bhutto was central to American hopes of broadening out Pakistan‘s government from the figure of General Musharraf. Washington helped engineer the political deal that saw her return and now it has seen that lead to disaster, with the loss of one of […]

Quote Bhutto, ‘We will not be deterred’

‘We will not be deterred’ Benazir’s memorable quotes

* “I told him on my oath in his death cell, I would carry on his work.” — Recalling a visit to her father, former prime minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, before his execution in 1979.

* “The primary message of the […]

Texas Smokers Must Now Pay $1.41 Tax Per Pack

Cigarette/Tobacco Non-Retailer Permit Renewals Are Due It’s time to renew the Texas Cigarette, Cigar and/or Tobacco Products Taxes Non-Retailer Permit(s) for the period of March 1, 2008, through February 28, 2009. You should receive the renewal packet the week of November 26, 2007. Review and make any necessary corrections. Return all pages of […]

Merry Christmas Ya’ll

We would like to wish all of you a very happy and safe holiday. Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah (a little late) and Happy Kwanzaa (2 days early) and for all our pagan friends Happy Winter Solstice.

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Man Of The Year Ressurects The Tupolev 95 “Bear” Bomber – Updated

Bear’s return

This is the Russian Bear taking off from Engels, an air force base in central Russia. These enormous Tu-95 bombers have a range of more than 10,000km (6,250 miles).

Since the end of the Cold War, they have been virtually grounded. But this […]