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A BUZZFLASH NEWS ALERT
Greg Palast in Chicago on October 27 at an Event Sponsored by BuzzFlash.com: Toward the end of the Clinton Administration, the Price of a Barrel of Oil was Below $20, Now It Has Reached an All-Time Record of More than $90 a Barrel. As Far as Bush and Cheney are Concerned, Mission Accomplished.
MS. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON
I also predicted that the result of this switch in tactics would lead to higher civilian casualties in those two countries. We're now seeing those results.
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Subject: The Untouchables Caste Is Alive And Well In America!
Have you noticed that today's generation of young people take no responsibility for their behavior? Parents "cover" for their children, always putting the blame on someone else. Not their kid! So the kids are off the hook for everything. Never accountable, never having to take responsibility.
BARBARA'S DAILY BUZZFLASH MINUTE
He wants to know if the six nuclear-tipped advanced cruise missiles that were improperly removed from a guarded bunker at the Minot Air Force Base in North Dakota and flown in launch position on a wing pod of a B-52H Stratofortress bomber on Aug. 29-30 to Barksdale AFB were programmed with targeting information.
A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Eric Haas
The Rockridge Institute
The House on Thursday passed a modified version of the SCHIP bill, with a vote that was seven votes shy of a veto-proof majority. There were 142 members of Congress who voted against extending health care to more poor children. Behind their rhetoric, their intentions are clear: they want to protect the health insurance market and the huge profits that go with it.
WORLD MEDIA WATCH
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Fires lure looters who prefer to work
Under skies that smoke has turned black