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Apologies & Sad News…

Posted by Admin on June 24, 2006

Apologies to my readers for not being able to round up links yesterday and today.  My family is today dealing with the loss of our beloved cat Binxy.  World & National News Round-ups will resume most likely on Monday.

Thank you for your understanding,

Michelle 

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Daily News Links & Blog Watch – June 22, 2006

Posted by Admin on June 22, 2006

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WORLD NEWS

TOP STORIES:

EU-US SUMMIT:

President George W Bush told Europeans yesterday it was “absurd” to regard the United States as the greatest threat to world peace, as he concluded an EU-US summit overshadowed by disputes on Guantanamo Bay and trans-Atlantic trade barriers.

Telegraph News Furious Bush defends US role on world stage

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WMDs FOUND IN IRAQ – 500 Munitions w/Sarin Nerve Gas

Posted by Admin on June 21, 2006

LAST UPDATED: 9:00 pm 6/21/06 – Added Another Article Link

Senator Rick Santorum has hit the media circuit today, bringing with him a document showing that the U.S. has found over 500 munitions in Iraq since 2003 that contain Sarin & Mustard Nerve Gas. The document he is referring to was unclassified, but apparently it is the tip of the iceberg as the rest of the information is still classified at this point.

REPORT: HUNDREDS OF WMDs FOUND IN IRAQ – FOX News – US – June 21, 2006

WASHINGTON — The United States has found 500 chemical weapons in Iraq since 2003, and more weapons of mass destruction are likely to be uncovered, two Republican lawmakers said Wednesday.

"We have found weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, chemical weapons," Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pa., said in a quickly called press conference late Wednesday afternoon.

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Daily News Links & Blog Watch – June 21, 2006

Posted by Admin on June 21, 2006

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[A short list today as I'm extremely busy! – Michelle – 6/21/06]

WORLD NEWS:

TOP STORIES:

EU-US SUMMIT:

NORTH KOREA:

NICARAGUA:

US WAR GAMES IN GUAM:

IRAN:

WAR ON TERRORISM:

MARINES FOUND YESTERDAY:

AL QAEDA:

AFGHANISTAN:

IRAQ:

SADDAM TRIAL:

AROUND THE WORLD:

CANADA:

CHAD:

CHINA:

CONGO:

INDONESIA:

LIBERIA:

SOMALIA

SRI LANKA

SURINAME:

TURKEY:

UKRAINE:

HEALTH & MEDICINE:

HISTORY & ARCHAEOLOGY:

SCIENCE:

Giant pandas may not be in as much danger of extinction as feared with a new British-Chinese study finding there could be twice as many living in the wild as previously thought, scientists said on Monday.

Giant panda's future looks brighter study – Yahoo! News

TECHNOLOGY:

UNITED STATES NEWS:

TOP STORIES:

GUANTANAMO:

LEGISLATION, LAW & COURTS:

AROUND THE NATION:

CALIFORNIA:

FLORIDA:

  • 2 PEOPLE KILLED IN FLA. PRISON SHOOTING – AP via WWLTV – New Orleans, LA, US – June 21, 2006 [Guard starts gunfight when FBI tried to arrest him in a federal prison — the guard was accused of trading alcohol and pot for sex with female inmates. Those killed were the gunman and a Justice Dept. investigator.]

NEW YORK:

Sayed Khaled El-Waraky, 19, of Vienna, Va., was being held without bond Tuesday after the incident early Sunday morning in Glen Cove

United Press International – NewsTrack – Teen charged with driving into crowd

EDITORIALS:

PRESS RELEASES & TRANSCRIPTS:

NATIONAL BLOG WATCH:

CONSERVATIVE HUMOR:

Hand-picked cartoons from:
TODAY'S TOONS June 21, 2006 – Posting by Pookie18 @ FreeRepublic.com

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BREAKING NEWS – Saddam’s Lawyer Killed, says Iraqi State TV

Posted by Admin on June 21, 2006

UPDATED: 2:33 am June 21, 2006

Sketchy details right now. Corpse claimed to have been found by police, but the lawyer's aide claims he is still alive…

The AFP has an updated article containing a few more details;

SADDAM LAWYER KILLED IN IRAQ – AFP via Yahoo! News – June 21, 2006

"The police found the corpse of Obeidi tossed in the 'Good Morning' roundabout in the Ur neighborhood" of Baghdad's mainly Sunni Adhamiyah district, the official said.

But when AFP tried to contact Obeidi on his mobile phone following a report on state television about his killing, a man who identified himself as the lawyer's aide said he was "alive."

– AFP Article – June 21, 2006

Here is the link to the Reuters blurb:

"TERRORISTS" KILL TOP SADDAM LAWYER: STATE TV – Reuters – US – June 21, 2006

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – One of Saddam Hussein's chief defense lawyers, Khamis al- Obaidi, has been killed by "terrorists", Iraqiya state television said on Wednesday.

It gave no details.

– Reuters – June 21, 2006

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Daily News Links & Blog Watch – June 20, 2006

Posted by Admin on June 20, 2006

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WORLD NEWS

TOP STORIES:

EU-US SUMMIT:

IRAN:

NORTH KOREA:

WAR ON TERRORISM:

MISSING MARINES & RUSSIAN DIPLOMATS
(US SOLDIERS WERE FOUND DEAD IN IRAQ – June 20, 2006):

AL QAEDA:

AFGHANISTAN:

HADITHA:

IRAQ:

Sources in Ramadi in the restive al-Anbar province report that large groups of armed foreign militants are fleeing towards the Syrian border, as US and Iraqi forces tighten their siege on the city. Ramadi, some 100 kilometres west of Baghdad, is a stronghold of the insurgency and there are reports of many residents also fleeing in fear of an assault. Sources told Adnkronos International (AKI) that local tribes were also pursuing foreign terrorists "because of the immense damage they have done to infrastructure and the bad name they have given the insurgency by terror attacks against innocent civilians."

IRAQ ARMED FOREIGN GANGS FLEEING,REPORTS

SADDAM TRIAL:

TRANSLATED DOCUMENTS: (Please see Comments at the bottom of today's links.)

AROUND THE WORLD:

ARGENTINA:

AUSTRALIA:

BRITAIN:

CANADA:

CZECH REPUBLIC:

CUBA:

EAST TIMOR:

FRANCE:

GERMANY:

INDIA:

IRELAND:

ISRAEL:

LIBYA:

MALAYSIA:

MEXICO:

NETHERLANDS:

NEW ZEALAND:

NIGERIA:

PAKISTAN:

PALESTINE:

PHILIPPINES:

RUSSIA:

SAUDI ARABIA:

SOMALIA:

SRI LANKA

VIETNAM:

UNITED STATES NEWS:

TOP STORIES:

GUANTANAMO:

ELECTION ACCURACY:

NEW ORLEANS:

IMMIGRATION:

OKC BOMBING:

ON THE HOMEFRONT:

EDUCATION:

ENVIRONMENT:

HEALTH & MEDICINE:

LAW & COURTS:

POLITICS:

RELIGION:

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY:

AROUND THE NATION:

ARIZONA:

CALIFORNIA:

A bomb exploded in the home of a Sacramento County Sheriff's deputy, injuring the officer and prompting an investigation into whether he was targeted.

The apparent pipe bomb crashed through the window of the deputy's home around 4:10 a.m. Friday, six blocks from the home of a neighborhood activist who found a burning Molotov cocktail on her porch six months ago.

Monterey County Herald 06182006 Bomb injures deputy at home

ILLINOIS:

KANSAS:

MICHIGAN:

MINNESOTA:

NEW YORK:

PENNSYLVANIA:

TENNESSEE:

TEXAS:

WISCONSIN:

EDITORIALS:

PRESS RELEASES & TRANSCRIPTS:

NATIONAL BLOG WATCH:

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What life is really like in China…

Posted by Admin on June 20, 2006

Here is a short documentary that can't be missed:

The Secret Behind China's Economy @ SkyNews

"Sky News has made an exclusive investigation into the sinister secrets behind China’s booming economy. The Chinese government is accused of using police brutality to remove people from their homes and into lives of squalor and poverty."
– Sky News – 6.19.06

It's the nasty secret the Communist Chinese government doesn't want to be known — that they are forcibly removing people from their homes, not reimbursing them, and these former home owners are living now in tents set up where their old houses once stood, or in slums.

There are a few who have protested, some have petitioned the government; but they never win, and some have been physically scarred in the process such as one man featured on the tape who is covered in burn scars. The man held a sign that said Human Rights were more important than life.

When the government has been given the power to own and control everything — as it does in Communist China (or any other socialistic country eventually) — it always comes down to the almighty dollar and what the government can do to increase it's size and wealth in order to give the illusion of power, and authority. It is always done at the expense of the people – by way of their money, their rights, and their freedom…

Special Thanks to Freeper Restornu for posting about this report at FreeRepublic.com.

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Daily News Links and Blog Watch – June 19, 2006

Posted by Admin on June 19, 2006

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WORLD NEWS:

TOP STORIES:

IRAN:

NORTH KOREA:

BIRD FLU:

WAR ON TERRORISM:

AL QAEDA:

AL ZARQAWI:

AFGHANISTAN:

HADITHA:

IRAQ:

SADDAM TRIAL:

UN:

AROUND THE WORLD:

AUSTRALIA:

BELARUS:

BRITAIN:

BURUNDI:

CANADA:

CHECHNYA:

CHINA:

EAST TIMOR:

GEORGIA:

INDIA:

"No cause can justify killing of men, women and children "

The Hindu International India & World Asian nations must join in fight against terrorism Deora

MYANMAR (BURMA):

NIGERIA:

PAKISTAN:

PALESTINE:

RUSSIA:

SCOTLAND:

SOMALIA:

SOUTH AFRICA:

SOUTH KOREA:

SRI LANKA

THAILAND:

TURKMENISTAN:

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT:

HEALTH & MEDICINE:

SCIENCE:

UNITED STATES NEWS:

TOP STORIES:

SEPTEMBER 11, 2001:

FLOODING IN TEXAS, LA.:

HOMEGROWN TERRORISTS:

IMMIGRATION:

ON THE HOMEFRONT:

ECONOMY:

EDUCATION:

ENVIRONMENT:

LAW & COURTS:

US MILITARY:

POLITICS:

RELIGION:

TECHNOLOGY:

AROUND THE NATION:

ARIZONA:

CALIFORNIA:

LOUISIANA:

MICHIGAN:

MINNESOTA:

PENNSYLVANIA:

SOUTH CAROLINA:

VIRGINIA:

WASHINGTON:

WISCONSIN:

EDITORIALS:

PRESS RELEASES & TRANSCRIPTS:

NATIONAL BLOG WATCH:

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