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News :: International
Israel Defense Ministry receives less than half of what it asked for
29 Jul 2007
The cabinet approved an additional NIS 3 billion per year for the long-term defense budget during it regular weekly meeting on Sunday, instead of the NIS 7b. requested by Defense Minister Ehud Barak.
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News :: Globalization : International : Media : Politics : War and Militarism
Peter DeFazio and the Portland Nuke
29 Jul 2007
Captain Eric H. May, a former Army military intelligence and public affairs officer, offers an update to his "Next 9/11, Summer 2007?" Since that publication last week, the Pacific Northwest has begun to mobilize a citizens movement against "Operation Noble Resolve," which includes a nuclear attack on Portland.
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News :: War and Militarism
U.S. Readying Saudi Arms Deal, Official Confirms
29 Jul 2007
The Bush administration is preparing a package of arms sales to Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states that could be worth some $20 billion over the next 10 years, a senior U.S. defense official said July 28. The official largely confirmed reports of the deal in The New York Times and Washington Post ahead of a joint trip to Saudi Arabia and other Middle Eastern countries by Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Defense Secretary Robert Gates.
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News :: War and Militarism
Israel Voices Satisfaction with U.S. Aid Increase
29 Jul 2007
Prime Minister Ehud Olmert voiced satisfaction July 29 over Washington’s intention to offset a package of arms sales to Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states with increased military aid for Israel.
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News :: Technology
Pluristem Placentas,James Dale Davidson,Leumi Bank Israel Holocaust Victims and U.S. Penny Stock Fraud
29 Jul 2007
Below is a link to and quote from James Dale Davidson and his newsmax.con's spamming for the illegal Israeli-U.S. penny stock pump and dump scam called Pluristem that hopes to get 'oil from placentas' according to the tasteless con artist Davidson.As you will see if you follow the link the Beltway connected James Dale Davidson received 20 million of the Israeli scamsters' U.S. penny stock shares. If, for instance, he can keep the price at or above 5 U.S. cents as he sells or 'dumps' his 20 million shares he will make a million dollars or more on this one penny stock fraud alone ! And that can buy more influence in Washington !
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Commentary :: Human Rights
Reviewing Michael Parenti's "Democracy for the Few" - by Stephen Lendman
29 Jul 2007
America's democracy serves only the privileged
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Announcement :: Education
Rebuilding the public libraries of New Orleans
29 Jul 2007
The Beatitudes Network, dedicated to rebuilding the public libraries of New Orleans. See Author donating all royalties from sale of book, The Beatitudes, to be released in fall, directly to the New Orleans Library Foundation.
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News :: Technology
Lack of financing casts shadow on solar power
29 Jul 2007
The trade association for the U.S. nuclear power industry recently asked 1,000 Americans what energy source they thought would be used most for generating electricity in 15 years. The top choice? Not nuclear plants, or coal or natural gas. The winner was the sun, cited by 27 percent of those polled. But many scientists, perhaps seasoned by past cycles, said that they doubt the new burst of interest is sufficient to draw the best young minds in chemistry and physics. After encouraging 346 research groups last year to seek government grants for surmounting hurdles to harnessing solar power, the Energy Department this year ended up awarding 27 projects worth $22.7 million over three years - hardly the stuff of an energy revolution, several scientists said.
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News :: War and Militarism
Who Really Took Over During That Colonoscopy: FRANK RICH; Rachel Corrie +
29 Jul 2007
RICH: We have a new surrogate president now. Sic transit Cheney. Long live General Petraeus!

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News :: War and Militarism
$80M to Boeing for GMD Missile Defense Complex in Europe
28 Jul 2007
Boeing in Huntsville, AL received a sole-source maximum $80 million cost-plus-incentive-fee, indefinite-delivery letter contract to conduct activation planning of a European-based Missile Defense Complex, as part of the Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) component of the USA's anti ballistic missile program.
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