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Complaints Against Rescue Fund: Germany’s Top Court May Attach Strings to Euro Bailout

Posted on June 14th, 2011 at 13:50 by John Sinteur in category: News

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Germany’s top court will soon hear a complaint filed against the Greek bailout and euro rescue fund. A recent remark by the court’s president suggests it may attach strings to its approval of the bailouts — and thereby reinforce the country’s reputation for obstructionism in the fight to save the euro.


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A Security and Finance State that Dominates the American People

Posted on June 14th, 2011 at 12:28 by Paul Jay in category: News


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  1. At one time there was serious talk about Powell for President. Shame about that. Pity about democracy and truth also.

Our Abortion Was Different: When The Anti-Choice Choose

Posted on June 14th, 2011 at 11:18 by John Sinteur in category: Foyer of Ennui (just short of the Hall of Shame)

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Rick Santorum, former Pennsylvania senator and likely presidential candidate, wants all abortions outlawed. He has even said that abortion providers should be “criminally charged.” Clearly, his compassion for zygotes, fetuses, and other squishy, jelly-like substances not fully alive is without question. When it comes to actual human beings, however, there is some doubt. He voted to cut every social and welfare program that came before him as senator, and not just those helping women and girls, but those helping the poor, immigrants, children in general, and, of course, education.

Mr. Santorum doesn’t hate all people, however. As a Republican, he loves rich people, white people, business people, and Christians. The real Americans, he calls them. There’s one other person he loves, too: his wife, Karen Santorum.

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Karen was going to die if her pregnancy was not ended, if the fetus was not removed from her body. So, at 20 weeks, one month before what doctors consider ‘viability’, labor was artificially induced and the infected fetus was delivered. It died shortly thereafter.


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  1. This blog post includes a copy of a Philadelphia Inquirer article that suggests that Karen Santorum had a miscarriage and that labor was not induced. (Which pretty much contradicts this “Santorum had an abortion” claim.)

  2. This happened to a devout fundamentalist acquaintance; his wife had an ectopic pregnancy -fetus implanted outside the womb. This is a medical emergency, the woman would die and the fetus is not viable. They aborted the child. Although it was, naturally, very upsetting, they called it a miscarriage, as they had planned to have the child. Fair enough, but don’t try to limit others’ rights to have abortions!

Apple agrees to pay Nokia patent licensing fees

Posted on June 14th, 2011 at 10:02 by Desiato in category: Apple, Intellectual Property, News

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Apple has agreed to license wireless phone patents owned by Nokia that sparked a long-running legal dispute between the two companies.

The deal will settle all patent litigation between Nokia and Apple, and the two will withdraw their respective complaints with the U.S. International Trade Commission. In addition, Apple will pay Nokia an undisclosed one-time fee and on-going royalties, Nokia said today.

So Microsoft will get income from all Android phones sold, and Nokia will put a tax on the iPhone.


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  1. Nokia is tied in a long term strategic partnership with microsoft, so for microsoft, this is win win right?

Cartoons

Posted on June 14th, 2011 at 8:27 by John Sinteur in category: Cartoon


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