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Pentagon Official: King Would Support Iraq, Afghan Wars

Posted on January 14th, 2011 at 20:15 by John Sinteur in category: ¿ʞɔnɟ ǝɥʇ ʇɐɥʍ

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Although the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. is best remembered by the American public for fighting against racial discrimination, he was also an outspoken opponent of war and violence, most notably of the war in Vietnam. A top Obama administration official at the Department of Defense, however, argued Thursday that if King were alive, he would support the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

I guess I just discovered a new level of delusion.


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  1. Could be a headline from The Onion Network.

Big Mac Pro

Posted on January 14th, 2011 at 20:00 by John Sinteur in category: Great Picture


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  1. ROFLMAO! Great picture, indeed! :-)

Caso Ruby, il pm: Berlusconi a processo Invito a comparire tra il 21 e il 23 gennaio

Posted on January 14th, 2011 at 19:56 by John Sinteur in category: News

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La Procura di Milano ha indagato Silvio Berlusconi per le ipotesi di reato di «concussione» e di «prostituzione minorile» e gli ha inviato un invito a comparire per l’interrogatorio dal pm tra il 21 e il 23 gennaio. I legali di Berlusconi però replicano che la Procura di Milano non è competente».

The Milan prosecutor’s office has investigated the possibility of Silvio Berlusconi for the crime of “extortion” and “child prostitution” and sent him an invitation to appear for questioning by prosecutor between 21 and 23 January. I legali di Berlusconi però replicano che la Procura di Milano non è competente».


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  1. Concussione is quite different from extortion in the italian law system. I don’t know the right word, but it could be something in the lines of “solicitation of bribery”. It happens when a bribe is exchanged, but the briber did not proposed it first to the corrupted official, and got asked for. There is no violence and no one is forced to do anything, it is just a matter of who is the one who start an illegal transaction.

    Missing translation:
    “I legali di Berlusconi però replicano che la Procura di Milano non è competente”
    Berlusconi’s attorneys say that Milan Court has no jurisdiction over the case

    I am sorry to say, it might be true. The parties were held in Rome (it is a province itself) and Arcore (Monza province), so Milan’s judges will have to move the trial to one of those courts. The Italian legal system is quite a mess, so moving a trial could take years of bureaucratic exchanges.

Freedom in decline worldwide: US report

Posted on January 14th, 2011 at 13:51 by Paul Jay in category: News

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Authoritarian regimes like those in China, Egypt, Iran, Russia, and Venezuela continued to step up repressive measures with little significant resistance from the democratic world,” it said.

The recent decline “threatens gains dating to the post-Cold War era in Africa,Latin America, Asia and the former Soviet bloc.”

The report classifies countries as free, partly free or not free based on individuals’ ability to exercise political and civil rights, taking into account political systems and other factors like war and crime.

I suggest buying a big mirror.

“The true hypocrite is the one who ceases to perceive his deception, the one who lies with sincerity.” – André Gide


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Wikileaks’ Assange charged in US with ‘treason’

Posted on January 14th, 2011 at 10:54 by John Sinteur in category: ¿ʞɔnɟ ǝɥʇ ʇɐɥʍ

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David Pitchford, a Florida trailer park resident, names Assange and WikiLeaks as defendants in a personal injury suit filed with the Florida Southern District Court in Miami.

In the complaint filed on 6th January, Pitchford alleges that Assange’s negligence has caused “hypertension”, “depression” and “living in fear of being stricken by another heart attack and/or stroke” as a result of living “in fear of being on the brink of another nucliar [sic] WAR”.

Just for good measure, it also alleges that Assange and WikiLeaks are guilty of “terorism [sic], espionage and treason”.


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  1. I would use the wording “charged with” only if a government prosecutor were issuing the complaint. This is usually described as “sued for”. And anyone can sue anybody for anything they like.

  2. +1 (for Desiato)