"Non-violence leads to the highest ethics, which is the goal of all evolution. Until we stop harming all other living beings, we are still savages" -Thomas A. Edison

Sunday, October 30, 2005

Violence Drives the Best and Brightest of Iraq Abroad

"There are almost no more qualified people in Basra," said Tamimi, who returned to
Iraq's second biggest city recently without his family for a short business trip. "Any successful engineer, doctor or businessman is now abroad. All this will have a negative impact on Iraq."

Unidentified "Official A" Leaker Confirmed as Rove
"Friday's indictment says "Official A" is a "senior official in the White House who advised Libby on July 10 or 11 of 2003" about a chat with Novak about his upcoming column in which Plame would be identified as a CIA employee.
Late Friday, three people close to the investigation, each asking to remain unidentified because of grand jury secrecy, identified Rove as Official A."

Bernanke and the Bubble by Paul Krugman
"O.K., seriously, many economists and investors feared that Mr. Bush would try to place a highly partisan figure in charge of the Fed. And even before the revelations surfaced about cronyism at FEMA and elsewhere, there was widespread concern that Mr. Bush would try to select a John Snow type - a businessman whose only qualification is loyalty - to run monetary policy. The naming of Mr. Bernanke was a sign of Mr. Bush's weakness, and it brought a collective sigh of relief. "

Republican House Votes to Cut $844 Million in Food Stamps! Any yet, they leave the windfall profits of oil companies untouched:

Exxon 3rd quarter profits up 75% to 9.9 Billion
Royal Dutch Shell profits up 68% to 9.2 Billion
British Petroleum profits up 27% to 5.3 Billion
Marathon Oil profits tripled


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