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News :: War and Militarism
Pak used anti-terror aid against India: Report
26 Dec 2007
New York, December 24:Billions of dollars in American aid given to the Pervez Musharraf regime for anti-terrorism efforts have been wasted and much of it was diverted to help finance weapons systems designed to counter India rather than fight al-Qaeda and Taliban, US officials have said.
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News :: War and Militarism
$5.1B Proposed in Sales, Upgrades, Weapons for Pakistan's F-16s
26 Dec 2007
On June 28/06, the US DSCA notified Congress via a series of releases of its intention to provide Pakistan with a $5.1 billion Foreign Military Sales package to upgrade the F-16s that serve as the PAF's top of the line fighters. Some of these items had been put on hold following the October 2005 earthquake in Pakistan & Kashmir, but the request for 36 new F-16 Block 50/52s is now going ahead following the required 30-day review period, along with new weapons, engine modifications, 60 F-16 upgrade kits that would cover Pakistan's older F-16 A/Bs plus other aircraft it might buy second-hand, and related equipment.
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Commentary :: Human Rights
True and False Christians: Orthopraxy
24 Dec 2007
Matthew's criticism is not against charismatics generally but against those who legitimate their anomia by referring to exorcisms, miracles and prophesy. Lawlessness means being handed over to the anti-divine that leads humankind to ruin.
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LOCAL Commentary :: Human Rights
Are You Scheduled for Political-Termination? HR 1955 & S.1959
24 Dec 2007
Stop the “The Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act"

Could be used by Government to add thousands of activist organizations and millions of Americans to no travel lists.
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News :: Globalization : International : Labor : Politics : Technology
China profiting: how to conduct travel, finance, marketing, trade, investment, education?
24 Dec 2007
How do over a half million international companies make profits in China? How do Airbus, Dell, Wal-Mart, Citibank, Morgan Stanley, Microsoft, Cisco, GM, Unilever perform there? What is really inside Chinese society, banking, management, outsourcing, education, politics, individual life? How to do investing, travel, trade inside China? Get on-ground investigations from provocative journalist George Zhibin Gu.
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Commentary :: Social Welfare
Alternative Monetary Systems
24 Dec 2007
So what are you going to do about it ?
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Commentary :: Human Rights
How God Comes to the World
24 Dec 2007
God who is not necessary for the world is more than necessary as love. The community of God is a model for human community. Persons and the world interesting in themselves are made more interesting. A world without transcendence and mystery is often static and one-dimensional.
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Commentary :: GLBT/Queer
Births of Babies in Unlikely Places --
23 Dec 2007
Perhaps dreams come true in the religious sphere, but dreams don't come true in the political world without work and commitment. There are no real grinches or miracle births, only our own sweat equity and perseverance.
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News :: Education : Globalization : International : Politics
Chinese and Asian century: competition, finance, trade, politics, outsourcing, wealth, job
23 Dec 2007
Watch out on the next greatest empire! Why is China's economy and trade booming? What is really inside Chinese society, banking, management, outsourcing, education, politics, and daily life? How to do investing, travel, trade inside China? Talk to provocative thinker George Zhibin Gu.
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News :: Politics
DHS readies contract to outsource data center services
23 Dec 2007
DHS eventually wants to outsource the center's entire operations to the private sector. According to a source currently bidding on the opportunity as a subcontractor who asked to not be identified, DHS has issued a solicitation under its own Enterprise Acquisition Gateway for Leading Edge Solutions contract, which was created to purchase IT services and equipment.
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