Daily Archives: October 20, 2008

the taliban of meah shearim

For explanation of the obscure groups involved here, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shomer_Emunim_(Hasidic_dynasty) Sukkot strife in Meah Shearim over modesty Neta Sela, YNet, Oct 20 2008 They say that if you haven’t seen a Simchat Beit Hashoeva festivities, you have never really witnessed … Continue reading

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mccain’s cash starved campaign

Russian UN mission gets letter from McCain seeking election cash RIA Novosti, Oct 20 2008 Russia’s permanent mission to the UN has received a letter from John McCain asking for financial support of his election campaign, the mission said in … Continue reading

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tariq ali, superficial but fun (57 mins)

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nick turse : u.s. evictions & suicides

The Rising Body Count on Main Street : The Human Fallout from the Financial Crisis Nick Turse, Tom Dispatch (extracts) On Oct 4 2008, in the Porter Ranch section of LA, Karthik Rajaram, beset by financial troubles, shot his wife, … Continue reading

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peter dale scott : jfk & 9-11 (57 mins)

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nato to perish by over-expansion

NATO reaches into the Indian Ocean (extract) M K Bhadrakumar, Asia Times A well-planned move The most far-reaching decision at the Budapest meet was NATO’s decision to establish a naval presence in the Indian Ocean, ostensibly for protecting World Food … Continue reading

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more circus from baron bloomberg

Criticism of Bloomberg Over Nonprofits’ Support Michael Barbaro, NYT (extract) Several of NYC’s top political figures on Sunday denounced Mayor Bloomberg’s administration in unusually harsh terms for asking nonprofit groups to support legislation that would allow Bloomberg to seek a … Continue reading

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