Saturday, January 22, 2011

war

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Sierra Leone's youth look to unlock the nation's potential
war child to entrepreneur

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conservative

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conservative commentator Ezra Levant is downplaying his involvement in a security screening incident last week at the Ottawa airport.
conservative gadfly Ezra Levant plays down incident at screening point at Ottawa airport

In the run-up to President Obama's State of the Union address next Tuesday, Republicans are turning up the volume on their pledges to cut spending.
conservative GOP group wants to cut $2.5 trillion

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Friday, January 21, 2011

college sports

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Matt Szczur is one of those rare athletes who has the ability -- and the opportunity -- to play two different sports, baseball and football, at the professional level.
college sports: Villanova's Szczur Chooses Baseball

[By BlogOverdrive]

politics

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Last week the Auburn University football team beat University of Oregon in a 22-19 win. Fred Barnes of The Weekly Standard argues that the same elements that go into making a winning football team can be used to make a state politically and economically competitive.
The Weekly Standard: Good Football And Good politics

A revolt against the politics of despair is sweeping across the Arab and Muslim world -- signs of which are on full display from Afghanistan and Iran to Palestine and most spectacularly in Tunisia.
Revolt spreads against politics of despair

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Thursday, January 20, 2011

conservative

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A group of conservative lawmakers said the budget can be balanced without new taxes through a range of options including an across-the-board pay cut for state employees; cuts in the Texas Grants college assistance program; cuts to health care and...
conservative lawmakers lay out a blueprint for budget cuts

A lean budget, and a plan by conservative Texas Lawmakers could hit education and all state workers hard.
conservative Texas Lawmakers Lay Out Plan for Spending Cuts

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Letter to Palm Beach Post

When are you (editors) going to take down this trash? Sorry for the link

I'd expect a major correction and apology for allowing something this slanderous to be posted on your website.

disaster

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Brazilian officials began Wednesday moving thousands of people out of at-risk areas near Rio in a flooding disaster that has already left at least 739 people dead.
Residents moved from Brazil disaster zone

January 13, 2011. As UNISDR regional champion, I am pleased to be a part of this momentous region-wide launch of UNISDR's campaign, Making Cities and Municipalities Resilient: "My City, My Town is Getting Ready!" I am aware of the significant efforts made by the partner stakeholders to make this important event...
Legarda: disaster risk reduction campaign launch for Region-VII

The World Bank has said it will lend Brazil $485 million for rebuilding and disaster prevention efforts following devastating mudslides that killed more than 700 people.
World Bank lends Brazil $485 mln in disaster aid

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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

NFL

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The NFL players' union filed a collusion claim against the league's owners, another move in the back-and-forth between the sides as they near the expiration of their labor contract.
NFL players' union files collusion claim

The NFL Players Association has filed collusion charges against the NFL as both sides seek to negotiate a new contract. SI.com legal expert Michael McCann sheds some light on the case.
Michael McCann: Collusion charge against NFL could be hard to prove by players

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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

NBA

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The NBA has rescinded the technical fouls given to Lakers forward Ron Artest and Clippers forward Blake Griffin for their parts in a scuffle that occurred at the end of the teams' game on Sunday.
NBA rescinds technical fouls on Griffin, Artest

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disaster

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A rescue charity says it has raised enough cash to respond to disasters after facing possible bankruptcy last year.
Rescue team 'ready for disaster'

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Monday, January 17, 2011

conservative



Provocative rhetoric on conservative radio talk shows, and whether it leads to violence, has taken center stage in the national debate over political speech after the shooting in Tucson. The caller's name is Avery, and as the call progresses he seems a case study in incendiary talk radio rhetoric.
conservative talk radio rhetoric is hot topic

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Heh - show

Proof?

NBA



NBA deputy commissioner says work stoppage 'not inevitable,' though no meetings set
NBA Deputy Commish: Work Stoppage 'Not Inevitable'

The NBA has granted a disabled player salary exception to the Houston Rockets in the wake of Yao Ming's latest season-ending injury. Yao underwent surgery on Jan. 6 to repair a stress fracture in his left ankle.
NBA grants disabled player exception for Yao

NFL



The NFL has warned players to cut out the trash talk, specifically when it threatens other players.
NFL warns teams about trash talk

Threats that are physical in nature will be taken into account when evaluating discipline for illegal physical contact during game. Threats that are physical in nature will be taken into account when evaluating discipline for illegal physical contact during game.
NFL warns players to curb trash talk

The NFL has told multiple teams the trash talk and bravado that surfaced this week was expected to stay off the field.
NFL playoffs: Executive VP Ray Anderson warns teams about trash talk