Ironic Times

 NO. 112 "Expect the Ironic" NOVEMBER 4 - 10, 2002 

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BUSH SIGNS ELECTION REFORM BILL
Legislation guarantees there won't be a repeat of the fiasco that allowed him to get elected.
 
WORLD NEWS
Study: In Press Freedom, U.S.
Ranks Behind Slovenia

But ahead of Slobovia.
European Union: R.J. Reynolds,
Mafia Teamed to Sell Black
Market Cigarettes

Unsavory connection hotly denied by Mafia.
 
BUSINESS
Court Agrees to Settlement
Favorable to Microsoft

Microsoft agrees to unfreeze court's computers.
Ford Developing Environment- Friendly Vehicle
Runs on hay.
ALSO IN THE NEWS ...
Head of SEC's Accounting Oversight
Board Was Head of Audit Committee For Company Now Facing Fraud Charge

"It takes a thief," says SEC's Harvey Pitt.
U. S. NEWS
CIA: Can't Find Connection Between Saddam and Al Qaeda
Rumsfeld: Try harder.
Journalists Receive Training
For Upcoming War

Pentagon prepares reporters for the lies ahead.
Consumer Confidence
Sinks to New Low

Threatens consumer self-esteem.
 
REMINDER
   Guns donít kill gun laws, people do.
 
Campaigns End in Soft Money Orgy
Spending frenzy revives slumping economy.
Government Admits to Huge Deficit
But shadow government reports a surplus.
 
LAW
Appellate Panel Rules Doctors Can Recommend Marijuana to Patients Without Losing Their License
Punishment "way too severe, man," explains one of the judges.
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