Archive for July, 2008

Jul 29 2008

What’s Behind the Bombings in Turkey?

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TurkeyOn Sunday two back-to-back bombs went off in the Turkish capital of Istanbul, killing 17 people. Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan immediately implied that it was the work of the Kurdistan Workers Party, PKK. But the PKK denied the accusations, and commentators agreed that the bombings were a departure from their usual tactics. …

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Jul 29 2008

Conoco-Phillips Leads Oil Company “Profit-Orgy”

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Conoco-PhillipsAs oil giant Conoco-Phillips reported a record-high profit, consumers are still suffering from steep gas prices at the pump. The third-largest oil producer in the US posted its laregst ever profits of $5.4 billion. Consumer Watchdog, a locally base organization, expects this to kick-off what they are calling a “profit-orgy” by the major oil …

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Jul 29 2008

Will Congress Bring Real Housing Relief Amid Foreclosures?

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Housing authorityThe Senate approved the Housing and Economy Recovery Act of 2008 last Saturday as home foreclosures continue to mount. According to new data released by RealtyTrac Incorporated, foreclosure filings in the second quarter more than doubled compared to last year. Nearly 750,000 homes across the nation received foreclosure-related notices during the second quarter …

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Jul 29 2008

July 29, 2008

Subversive Thoughts | Published 29 Jul 2008, 9:35 am | Comments Off on July 29, 2008 -

“Be as beneficent as the sun or the sea, but if your rights as a rational being are trenched on, die on the first inch of your territory.” -– Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Jul 28 2008

July 29, 2008

Coming Up | Published 28 Jul 2008, 1:50 pm | Comments Off on July 29, 2008 -

Oil Companies like Conoco-Phillips are exposing a serious profit orgy, according to Consumer Watchdog. As foreclosures double, the US Senate passes the housing relief bill. And, a look at what’s behind the recent bombings in Turkey. …

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Jul 28 2008

Despite Huge Subsidies, Airline Industry Shafts Workers and Customers Alike

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AirlinesThe House of Representatives last week passed legislation intended to separate airlines from its government oversight agency. Citing years of too-cozy-a-relationship between the airline industry and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the bill addresses a dangerous “revolving door” between the two groups and calls for a “whistleblower” office on safety matters. In March of …

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Jul 28 2008

The Decline of Newspapers

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newspapersLess than two weeks after carrying out orders to lay off 150 newsroom workers, the publisher of the Los Angeles Times resigned earlier this month in protest. The Times now finds itself without a publisher, advertising director, foreign editor, editorial editor, or UN bureau chief. Sam Zell, owner of the Times, says the …

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Jul 28 2008

EPA Fails to Regulate Mercury Pollution

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cement kilnsA new study released by the Environmental Integrity Project and Earthjustice has found that mercury pollution from cement kilns is nearly double the level projected by the Environmental Protection Agency. According to the environmental groups, 23,000 pounds of mercury emissions are released into the air every year. The report also claims that the …

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Jul 28 2008

Empire Notes on McCain’s Campaign

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Empire NotesEmpire Notes are weekly commentaries filed by Rahul Mahajan, author of Full Spectrum Dominance and The New Crusade. Today’s commentary is about John McCain’s campaign.

GUEST: Rahul Mahajan, author of Full Spectrum Dominance and The New Crusade.

Visit www.empirenotes.org for more information. …

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Jul 28 2008

July 28, 2008

Subversive Thoughts | Published 28 Jul 2008, 9:48 am | Comments Off on July 28, 2008 -

“Because we don’t think about future generations, they will never forget us.” — Henrik Tikkanen …

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