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BARBARA'S DAILY BUZZFLASH MINUTE

“Giuliani is George Bush on steroids.” Thompson is George Bush on valium. Huckabee is George Bush on a diet. Duncan Hunter is George Bush run further amok. John McCain is George Bush older but no wiser. Ron Paul is George Bush in disguise. Alan Keyes is George Bush hanging on. And Mitt Romney is George Bush at the beauty shop! The Repuglican Party has nothing but George Bush to offer to the American people!

WORLD ENERGY WATCH

The World Energy Watch presents recent news and analysis highlighting the activities of the players involved in the power struggle for the world's remaining energy resources.

IRAN WARNS FOREIGN FIRMS OVER ENERGY DEALS
(The News International, Pakistan)

The Pentagon has been stonewalling on my requests for answers to key questions. For two weeks, a public affairs office has been declining to respond to my question about whether the six nuclear-tipped cruise missiles flown by a B-52 from Minot AFB to Barksdale AFB were programmed for specific targets, and, if so, what those targets were or even whether the team that investigated the incident checked to see if they were targeted.
Monday, 05 November 2007 04:31

BuzzFlash Mailbag for November 5, 2007

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Subject: McCain sells out on torture

I can't understand John McCain's support of Bush's nominee Michael Mukasey for Attorney General. When Mukasey was asked about a torture technique called waterboarding he evaded the question acting like he didn't know what waterboarding was. McCain on the other hand clearly knows what waterboarding is and says that it clearly is torture. Bush has made it clear that he's not going to send a nominee that believes that waterboarding is torture calling that a "litmus test." John McCain sold out on torture. It looks to me like Hillary is more serious about blocking torture than McCain is.

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Marc Perkel
San Bruno, CA


From 1994-1997, I drew daily cartoons for Laugh Lines, the L.A. Times' humor page. I also wrote topical jokes every day. Since the WGA is now on strike, there will be no new shows from the likes of Jay Leno, David Letterman, Conan O' Brien, Jon Stewart, and Stephen Colbert. Since they've cornered the late-night market, I've decided to stake out a different time of day to call my own.

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by William Cox

A Brief on the Use of Water Torture by American Officials in the War on Terrorism
United States Senate - Committee on the Judiciary

In the Matter of the Nomination of Michael B. Mukasey to be Attorney General of the United States of America


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WORLD MEDIA WATCH

Summaries are excerpted from the source articles; the featured article follows the summary section. 

1//News.com.au, Australia
REPORT REVEALS AUSTRALIA'S SLIDE TO SECRECY, CENSORSHIP
 

Australians are the victims of a secretive culture that makes public officials too frightened to release vital information, a damning report on the state of free speech in the nation has found. 

A BUZZFLASH INTERVIEW

People say there are no more protests on campus, that there's no more politics on campus, but these guys [and young women] are all politics, all the time.

At times there would be students who didn't want to talk to me. It was because they just didn't want to risk messing up their resumes. ... they didn't want to say things that might come back to haunt them politically. At nineteen, they are already thinking about their future political career.

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