Archive for: October 2007

October 31, 2007

Democrats Get Nasty

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Filed under: Elections - 31 Oct 2007

A little nasty, anyway. While debates among the Republican candidates have been marked by a particularly fierce and contentious attitude, Democrats have largely remained civil in their interactions. However, in yesterday’s Democratic candidate debates — the first in …

October 29, 2007

Another Disgrace For FEMA

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Filed under: Environment,News,Policy - 29 Oct 2007

Feeble FEMA — it’s really almost too easy. Anyway, why not: the failing government agency actually had the gall to stage a fake press conference today on the the Southern California fire situation. The conference was staffed …

October 27, 2007

Some Progress With Turkey

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Filed under: International - 27 Oct 2007

At the very least its a very good thing that Turkey has agreed to suspend military offensives into northern Iraq against the Kurds until after the Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has met with President Bush to discuss the …

October 26, 2007

“Genocide” Bill Falters

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Filed under: International - 26 Oct 2007

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was a little embarrassed this week to find that the support she believed she had obtained for a bill that would classify the 1915 mass killing of Armenians as genocide melted away. This came in …

October 23, 2007

Turkey Burries 12 Soldiers

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Filed under: International - 23 Oct 2007

The actions of Kurdish fighters in northern Iraq and south-eastern Turkey threaten a dangerous balance of power in the region. Turkey is – and has been for decades – a key ally in NATO and a vital base of …

October 22, 2007

Bush Requests Additional $46 Billion For Wars

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Filed under: Bush,International,Iraq,Military,War - 22 Oct 2007

Essentially re-requesting the amount he wanted for the war this fiscal year by requesting the difference (and then some), Bush is playing on our feelings of common sense and sympathy to obtain the funding that General Petraeus recommended for the …

October 21, 2007

Hey, Burglary

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Filed under: Crime,Criminal Law - 21 Oct 2007

Burglary is a species of larceny in which the criminal enters some sort of structure that doesn’t belong to him to perpetrate the crime. The structure does not have to be a home or business (though these are the …

October 20, 2007

Bribery

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Filed under: Crime,Criminal Law - 20 Oct 2007

Bribery is the practice of using money to solicit cooperation from someone in a position of relative power. Bribery is most famously exercised on politicians by wealthy “interest groups,” however any illegal action that is solicited with the use …

October 18, 2007

America Is Provoking China. Dangerously.

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Filed under: International - 18 Oct 2007

When the Chinese Communist Party Leader of Tibet lodges a strong complaint about the Dalai Lama receiving the Congressional Gold Medal – our nation’s highest civilian honor – we can nod understandingly and move on without any change in feeling …

October 17, 2007

The First Thing About Investing

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Filed under: Insurance - 17 Oct 2007

How old are you? Really this isn’t so much a personal question as it is a question of what risk it’s appropriate for you to take with your money. Young people really shouldn’t be keeping their money in …

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