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      It promises to be another memorable occasion — but will it beat Winters Games gone past? The 17-day sporting extravaganza is being dubbed as the most expensive Olympics ever, with the Russians having spent $50 billion on turning the faded Black Sea resort into a rejuvenated host venue. Thousands of athletes from over 80 different […]
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    • Royal Mint bid to woo gold investors October 30, 2014
      The Royal Mint announces the sale of a series of new, smaller, gold coins in a bid to encourage more people to invest in bullion.
    • Mining shares weigh on FTSE 100 October 30, 2014
      The FTSE 100 recovers from early losses, despite falling mining shares.
    • Apple chief: 'I'm proud to be gay' October 30, 2014
      Apple chief executive Tim Cook has publicly acknowledged his sexuality, saying he wants to try to help people struggling with their identity.
    • VIDEO: Cutbacks hit disabled access to work October 30, 2014
      BBC News has obtained evidence suggesting the changes to the government's Access to Work programme is denying disabled people the chance to work rather than helping them into employment.
    • German unemployment in surprise fall October 30, 2014
      The number of people unemployed in Germany fell this month, confounding predictions of a slight rise.
    • US posts better-than-expected growth October 30, 2014
      The US economy grew at an annual rate of 3.5% in the third quarter, a better figure than economists were expecting.
    • Lenovo completes Motorola takeover October 30, 2014
      Lenovo completes a $2.9bn takeover of Google's Motorola handset division, which it says makes it the third biggest smartphone maker.
    • Motorway fuel '£8 a tank dearer' October 30, 2014
      Filling up at a motorway service station can cost the average motorist an extra £8 a tank compared with elsewhere, the RAC says.
    • Lufthansa lowers 2015 profit goal October 30, 2014
      Lufthansa has lowered its profit guidance for 2015 due to concerns about a global economic slowdown and competition over fares.
    • VIDEO: How to build an engine in 42 seconds October 30, 2014
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Cheney Calls The Shots On Foreign Affairs

According to a senior intelligence officer, VP Dick Cheney and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice have decided to sanction military action against Iran, abandoning the diplomatic option. They have resolved that President George W. Bush will not leave office with the Iranian nuclear question unsettled. And it will be settled with force. Although nobody outside of […]

“Cheney Fatigue”

From the Boston Herald Republicans suffering from any of these symptoms should consider seeking medical attention: -You find yourself saying more frequently, “Dan Quayle, now there was one heck of a vice-president!” -You support Second Amendment rights, but do not have the slightest interest in shooting your hunting partner. -Just once, you would love to […]

Chris Rock: State Of The World

“You know the world is going crazy when the best rapper is a white guy, the best golfer is a black guy, the tallest guy in the NBA is a Chinese, the Swiss hold the America’s Cup, France is accusing the US of arrogance, Germany doesn’t want to go to war, and the three most […]

A Reprieve For Libby

Here is an excellent explanation of the evolution of Scooter Libby’s no-pardon pardon. From The Smoking Gun: Libby Pays The Man The only thing left for a real pardon to accomplish is the restoration of Libby’s law license.

The 4th Branch

Bush Puts Cheney Above The Law

The Great Decider is back at work, this time in defense of Dick Cheney and his contention that the Vice President’s office is not part of the executive branch of government. If this were true, Cheney would not be obligated to submit to the Archives’ Information Security Oversight Office, and would thus be virtually a […]

My Step-President Is An Alien

VP Dick Cheney will have to undergo another heart operation, this time to replace his pacemaker which is in need of a new battery. The surgery will take place sometime this summer. Cheney, 66, has already suffered four heart attacks, required quadruple bypass surgery, two angioplasties, aneurysm surgery on his legs, and the original pacemaker […]

Will Al-Qaida Eat Our Children, Rip Out Our Hearts?

Sounding a menacing alarm yesterday during his commencement speech to graduates at the US Military Academy, Vice President Dick Cheney made al-Qaida out to be the Mike Tyson of terrorist organizations. “Al-Qaida’s leadership has said they have the right to kill 4 million Americans, 2 million of them children, and to exile twice as many […]

Pentagon Wants To Sell Advanced Weapons To Israel

US Defense Department officials are asking Congress to authorize the sale of 3,000 smart bombs to Israel. The Jewish state also plans to ask the American military for 5th-generation stealth F-22 fighter jets. A Pentagon spokesperson said Friday that it was in the US’s interests to help strengthen Israel’s defenses, and that the sale was […]

Gates And Rice Pushed For Gitmo Closing

Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice urged that Guantanamo Bay prison be closed shortly after Gates’ appointment in December. Gates argued that terror suspects should be tried on US soil in order to lend credibility to the proceedings. Vice President Dick Cheney and Attorney General Alberto Gonzales opposed closing the infamous […]

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