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Clinton aide: Obama like Ken Starr 5.3.2008 Raw Story
Clinton aide: Obama like Ken Starr

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HOWTO Earn an artist's living in the 21st century: 1000 True Fans 5.3.2008 Boing Boing
Kevin Kelly's just posted "1000 True Fans," a business plan for all kinds of creators in the twenty first century: A True Fan is defined as someone who will purchase anything and everything you produce. They will drive 200 miles to see you sing. They will buy the super deluxe re-issued hi-res box set of your stuff even though they have the low-res version. They have a Google Alert set for your name. They bookmark the eBay page where your out-of-print editions show up. They come to your openings. They have you sign their copies. They buy the t-shirt, and the mug, and the hat. They can't wait till you issue your next work. They are true fans... Assume conservatively that your True Fans will each spend one day's wages per year in support of what you do. ...
Seattle recycles 48 percent of garbage; goal 60 percent 5.3.2008 AP Washington
SEATTLE (AP) -- Seattle residents and businesses recycled 48 percent of their garbage in 2006....
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Ohio for Clinton 5.3.2008 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
She finally gets the call. I was going to say that now it all comes down to Texas, but actually it's totally unclear exactly what's at stake in Texas. Naturally the spin now becomes that if HRC can win Ohio in the primary she can carry it in the general. In the real world, no such logic applies, and it's a good thing too because a Democrat would need to carry Obama-favoring swing states like Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, and Missour and Clinton-favoring states like Ohio in order to win. ...
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Oil prices to hit $120 barrel by September. 5.3.2008 Think Progres
Peter Barker-Homek, CEO of Abu Dhabi National Energy Co., predicts that crude oil prices may hit $120 a barrel within the next six months due to the “softness of the dollar and the occasional interruptions that you have because of politics.” Last October, Barker-Homek also predicted that oil prices would “rise to $100 from $80 [...]
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NJ Family Sues School in Son's Death 4.3.2008 AP National
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- The parents of a 19-year-old student whose body was found in a Pennsylvania landfill after a frantic, four-week search filed a wrongful death lawsuit Monday accusing his college of not securing its trash-compacting system....
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Oklahoma attorney general seeks halt to poultry waste disposal in Illinois River watershed 3.3.2008 Star Tribune: Business
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Neighbors, city work to put a 'big stop' to crime 3.3.2008 Star Tribune: Local
Neighbors of the Big Stop convenience store in north Minneapolis' Jordan neighborhood finally won their battle to close down a spot that drug dealers used as a base of operations.
Okla. Fight Over Poultry Waste Escalates 3.3.2008 SFGate: Business & Technology
In a region that produces billions of pounds of the nation's poultry, part of doing business for the past half-century was trying to ignore the smelly waste dropped by the birds. Now, the chickens have come to roost, as Oklahoma wants a federal ...
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Okla. Fight Over Poultry Waste Escalates 3.3.2008 AP Business
COLCORD, Okla. (AP) -- In a region that produces billions of pounds of the nation's poultry, part of doing business for the past half-century was trying to ignore the smelly waste dropped by the birds....
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O'Reilly: Huffington is like Goebbels 2.3.2008 Raw Story
BillO obviously is feeling some heat over his vile words the other day when he compared Hitler and the KKK to some anonymous commenter’s on the Huffington Post and attacking Arianna. In his perverted defense, he says that the use of propaganda by the Nazis to murder millions of Jews is an honest comparison to some idiots leaving comments on a blog.

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In 'towns of misery,' a cheap, but costly, high 2.3.2008 Star Tribune: World
Argentina and Brazil have become major dumping grounds for low-quality cocaine in recent years.
Real Time with Bill Maher: New Rules 2.3.2008 Crooks Liars
 Download | Play    Download | Play  (h/t Heather) Bill Maher gives his latest New Rules, with a special condemnation for the right wingers and their whisper campaign to appeal to the bigotry of the voting public: A fundamental trait of today’s right wing is the willingness to lie, baldly and repeatedly and without shame.  And it always catches the Democrats off [...]
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One Nation Under Elvis: An Environmentalism For Us All 1.3.2008 Common Dreams: Views
The biggest wilderness I’ve ever been in-a roadless area roughly the size of Portugal with about fifty contiguous watersheds and the whole panoply of charismatic macrofauna doing their thing undisturbed-is another story. This one is about what happened afterward, when I and the Canadian environmentalists I’d been traveling with arrived at the nearest settlement, a [...]
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White House Aide Plagiarizes in Newspaper Column 29.2.2008 TPM Muckraker
Ironic that a man with a name so close to "Google" should be caught plagiarizing? Special Assistant to the President Timothy Goeglein works in the White House's Office of Public Liaison, where he's tasked with serving as the "pipeline" to...
Clinton compares Obama to a 'blank screen' 29.2.2008 Raw Story
Clinton compares Obama to a 'blank screen'

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Creature Discomforts 29.2.2008 NY Times: Real Estate
As second-home communities push deeper into rural areas, wild animals are feeling the squeeze.
Pelosi wants grand jury investigation for Bolton, Miers. 29.2.2008 Think Progres
Today, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) asked Attorney General Michael Mukasey and DC U.S. Attorney Jeff Taylor “for a grand jury investigation into whether White House chief of staff Josh Bolten and former counsel Harriet Miers should be prosecuted for contempt of Congress.” Pelosi is demanding that misdemeanor charges be pursued against Miers and Bolten [...]
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Lebanon: Children Look At The Brighter Picture 28.2.2008 Common Dreams: Headlines
BEIRUT - On the outskirts of Beirut, narrow alleyways cut through the Chatila Palestinian refugee camp. A maze of electricity cables connect one concrete block and another. Sewage pours continuously through a small grey construction, filling the street with nauseating stench. Not a pretty sight, unless you have a camera, and skill. They say that a picture [...]
Languishing at the bottom of Yemen's ladder 28.2.2008 International Herald Tribune: Front Page
Set apart by their African features, the group known as "Al Akhdam" form a kind of hereditary caste in Yemen.
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