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FactCheck.org - Bush's 16 Words on Iraq & Uranium - He May Have Been Wrong But He Wasn't Lying

Which is not to say that they weren't doing everything in their power to see the reality the way they wanted it to be. It'll be ironic if Rove goes down the toilet over this.

Starting multiple wars that kills tens of thousands of people is fully supported by the media, but blowjobs or outing of a single agent is cause for a serious look at the presidency.
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FactCheck.org - Bush's 16 Words on Iraq & Uranium - He May Have Been Wrong But He Wasn't Lying

Which is not to say that they weren't doing everything in their power to see the reality the way they wanted it to be. It'll be ironic if Rove goes down the toilet over this.

Starting multiple wars that kills tens of thousands of people is fully supported by the media, but blowjobs or outing of a single agent is cause for a serious look at the presidency.
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One benefit of not watching TV is missing things like the OJ Simpson or Michael Jackson trials, or the voice of George Bush (or really most presidents), or having my eyes scarred by FAUX News. However, it's hard not to follow a news link at google news when it talks about Michael Jackson licking a boy's head over and over.

I wanted to believe that he was innocent and this was all just based on people's prejudices and greed, but I can't imagine someone making up something like licking a kid's head over and over.

Why am I posting this?
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One benefit of not watching TV is missing things like the OJ Simpson or Michael Jackson trials, or the voice of George Bush (or really most presidents), or having my eyes scarred by FAUX News. However, it's hard not to follow a news link at google news when it talks about Michael Jackson licking a boy's head over and over.

I wanted to believe that he was innocent and this was all just based on people's prejudices and greed, but I can't imagine someone making up something like licking a kid's head over and over.

Why am I posting this?
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The New Yorker killed Terri Schiavo

Actually, maybe there should be a youkilledterri.com.
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The New Yorker killed Terri Schiavo

Actually, maybe there should be a youkilledterri.com.
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Vegans Shouldn’t be underestimated "The Raw Vegetarians have amazingly strong bones."

Vegetarians on Raw-Foods Diets Have Low Bone Mass "Vegetarians who eat only raw plant-derived foods have abnormally low bone mass, usually an early sign of bone-thinning"
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Vegans Shouldn’t be underestimated "The Raw Vegetarians have amazingly strong bones."

Vegetarians on Raw-Foods Diets Have Low Bone Mass "Vegetarians who eat only raw plant-derived foods have abnormally low bone mass, usually an early sign of bone-thinning"
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Here's what I don't like: stories about death and poverty in other nations having all black-and-white photos, as if to conjure the remote-in-time feeling created by lack of color to make the subject more distant feeling, safer, less needful of action. Misery and reality becomes insulated art.
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Here's what I don't like: stories about death and poverty in other nations having all black-and-white photos, as if to conjure the remote-in-time feeling created by lack of color to make the subject more distant feeling, safer, less needful of action. Misery and reality becomes insulated art.
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"Apparently the newspaper article is extremely misleading. Brothels are legal now in Germany. A bar can apply for a licence to be a brothel. This particular bar is also a brothel. They are advertising in the job center for waitresses. Not prostitutes. If the woman who was put forward for the job refuses to take it and there are no mitigating circumstances, she can be penalised."
today thoughts: vegetarian required to accept work in a meat-packing plant because they used to be non-vegetarian and have done similar work before? pro-life medical technician required to accept a job in a place that does abortions? etc.

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"Apparently the newspaper article is extremely misleading. Brothels are legal now in Germany. A bar can apply for a licence to be a brothel. This particular bar is also a brothel. They are advertising in the job center for waitresses. Not prostitutes. If the woman who was put forward for the job refuses to take it and there are no mitigating circumstances, she can be penalised."
today thoughts: vegetarian required to accept work in a meat-packing plant because they used to be non-vegetarian and have done similar work before? pro-life medical technician required to accept a job in a place that does abortions? etc.

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If claim in previous post were true (which probably isn't, and certainly wouldn't be upheld in court), then it's probably also legally the case that straight men would be required to accept jobs as prostitutes for male customers.

How about being forced to accept a job as a stunt person, or arctic fishing boat hand, or any other life-threatening job? I'd expect there to be general rules allowing one to specify what sorts of jobs they'd accept.
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If claim in previous post were true (which probably isn't, and certainly wouldn't be upheld in court), then it's probably also legally the case that straight men would be required to accept jobs as prostitutes for male customers.

How about being forced to accept a job as a stunt person, or arctic fishing boat hand, or any other life-threatening job? I'd expect there to be general rules allowing one to specify what sorts of jobs they'd accept.
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It seems like this should be a hoax or exaggeration, but haven't seen any debunking yet:

Germany Forcing Unemployed Women into Legalized Prostitution

however,
"A spokesman for the Federal Labour Office said that if job seekers said they were prepared to work as, for example, dancers in strip bars, advisers could put them in touch with any suitable employers, but vacancies would not be displayed in job centres.

He also stressed job centres would not look for prostitutes on behalf of brothels, nor offer sex industry jobs to people who had not specifically mentioned it as an area of interest.

Speculation has grown over recent weeks that Germany's new welfare reforms, obliging the long-term unemployed to take any available job or risk losing their benefits, could lead to women being offered jobs in the sex industry."
Google Search germany prostitution
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It seems like this should be a hoax or exaggeration, but haven't seen any debunking yet:

Germany Forcing Unemployed Women into Legalized Prostitution

however,
"A spokesman for the Federal Labour Office said that if job seekers said they were prepared to work as, for example, dancers in strip bars, advisers could put them in touch with any suitable employers, but vacancies would not be displayed in job centres.

He also stressed job centres would not look for prostitutes on behalf of brothels, nor offer sex industry jobs to people who had not specifically mentioned it as an area of interest.

Speculation has grown over recent weeks that Germany's new welfare reforms, obliging the long-term unemployed to take any available job or risk losing their benefits, could lead to women being offered jobs in the sex industry."
Google Search germany prostitution
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Watching TV last night, I learned that no atrocities actually happened in Vietnam (perhaps My Lai was explained as staged - didn't watch the whole program). Instead, John Kerry single-handedly created the myth of atrocities, in order to deface the honour of all of the living and dead soldiers, to better serve his North Vietnamese masters or something.

Bride of Holocaust denial!
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Watching TV last night, I learned that no atrocities actually happened in Vietnam (perhaps My Lai was explained as staged - didn't watch the whole program). Instead, John Kerry single-handedly created the myth of atrocities, in order to deface the honour of all of the living and dead soldiers, to better serve his North Vietnamese masters or something.

Bride of Holocaust denial!
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Bush Leads by 6 Points in Poll After Bin Laden Tape

Because we know the war on Iraq has been highly effective in capturing bin Laden. Humans are pathetically, horribly, laughably stupid.

there there, john, just lie back on the couch
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Bush Leads by 6 Points in Poll After Bin Laden Tape

Because we know the war on Iraq has been highly effective in capturing bin Laden. Humans are pathetically, horribly, laughably stupid.

there there, john, just lie back on the couch

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