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 NO. 356 “Expect the Ironic” JULY 9 - 15, 2007 

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  LIVE EARTH CONCERTS TAKE PLACE AROUND THE GLOBE
  Shown: electrical problems plague some performances.
 
WORLD NEWS
Iraq: Private Contractors
Outnumber Soldiers

Surge accompanied by splurge.
U.S. Tightens Export Controls On
Military-Use Technology

Much of it made in China.
Generals Warn Against
Islamists in Turkey

Cite catastrophe of religious rule in Iran, U.S.
 
ALSO IN THE NEWS . . .
Curious Techies Take Apart iPhones
Find case is empty!
U. S. NEWS
War May End Up Costing $1.4 Trillion
Analysis: money could have gone to wealthiest 1% in steeper tax cuts.
U.S. Military Still Staunchly Rejects “Plan B” as Defeatist
However, they are developing “Plan C.”
Bush “Won't Rule Out”
Pardoning Libby

Won't rule out giving him his old job back.
 
REMINDER
  Ask your doctor if he's a suicide bomber.
 
White House Wants New Legal Category for Gitmo Detainees
Some have suggested “torturee.”
Army Hiring More Psychiatrists
But there's a shortage of armored couches.
Consumers Warned About Foreign-Made American Flags
Designed to be highly flammable.
 
POLITICS
Obama Leads All Candidates
In Funds Raised

Most of it small contributions from teenage girls.
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