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(forgive me if some are repeats, I am trying to clear my saved list and sometimes forget to delete. I know I may have found some of these links through other bloggers, next time I'll make sure to keep track.)

C.D. Howe Institute names Jean Boivin to its Monetary Policy Council
Boivin is an associate professor in the department of economics at HEC Montréal. Boivin received his B.Sc. from the University of Montréal and his MA and PhD from Princeton University, New Jersey, where he was a student of Professor Mark Watson and co-author with US Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke.

Date Palm Spraying
Video of aerial crop spraying to kill bugs and boost Iraq's economy.

More Israeli Airstrikes

The War on Terror
Shell-shocked troops are coming back from Iraq with snakes in their heads. A new virtual reality treatment offers hope for vets.

The Enron Tapes
All the materials available below (other than the audio files) consist of PDF format files containing scanned images of the materials submitted.

Perception of Risk of Terrorist Attacks

The Complete Saudi Primer
Michael Moore's new movie, Fahrenheit 9/11, delves into the relationship between the Bush dynasty and the House of Saud. Follow along with this guide to everything you always wanted to know about the Bush-Saudi connection but were afraid to ask.

A Primeval Tide of Toxins
Runoff from modern life is feeding an explosion of primitive organisms.This 'rise of slime,' as one scientist calls it,is killing larger species and sickening people.

All the Organic Broccoli in the World Won't Be Enough to Save the Planet
Adopting an ethical lifestyle is meaningless unless we carry its principles outside our own homes and gardens

China Tightening Control Over Tibet
China's Communist Party has been tightening its grip on Tibet in recent months, resorting to language and measures not seen since the repression of the late 1990s, according to sources with knowledge of the situation.

Did the use of Uranium weapons in Gulf War 2 result in contamination of Europe?
Evidence from the measurements of the Atomic Weapons Establishment, Aldermaston, Berkshire, UK.

The World's Worst Internet Laws Sneaking Through the Senate
[Update: The Cybercrime Treaty was ratified by the Senate late last night. The U.S. will now have to comply to requests for assistance from fifteen countries, and growing.]

The Military-Industrial Complex in Canada
Warning: PDF file

Information Warfare: Media-Military Relations in Canada
Warning: PDF File

DRC minister slams fake poll results
A key government minister in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Friday slammed the publication of fake results of the country's historic election, accusing those responsible of fomenting trouble.

U.S. Instigated Iran's Nuclear Program 30 Years Ago
White House staff members, who are trying to prevent Iran from developing its own nuclear energy capacity and who refuse to take military action against Iran "off the table," have conveniently forgotten that the United States was the midwife to the Iranian nuclear program 30 years ago.

Tom Ridge, Former Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Joins Iridium Satellite Board of Directors
Iridium Satellite is pleased to announce that Tom Ridge, former Secretary of Homeland Security and two-term Pennsylvania Governor, has joined the Company’s Board of Directors. Iridium Satellite is the only provider of truly global satellite voice and data solutions. The company helps government and businesses around the world improve preparedness and response for disaster and defense scenarios, in addition to providing mission critical and functional commercial telecommunications services. Iridium provides complete coverage of the earth, and delivers essential services to and from remote areas where no other form of communication is available.

Armor to provide less-lethal munitions to Army
Armor Holdings Inc.'s latest contract with the U.S. Army is to provide munitions for use in crowd and riot control.
The multiyear deal is an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract with a maximum value of $14.1 million. Armor will provide less-lethal munitions under the contract. The initial order is worth $1.3 million and is for 40 mm crowd dispersal munitions.

ATK Receives $90 Million Contract to Supply Orion Motors for Missile Defense and Commercial Satellite Launch Vehicles
ATK'S Orion Motors Provide the Propulsion Backbone for the Nation's Ground- Based Missile Defense Program

(Ain't War Grand? A_R)

Alberta minister urges provinces to broaden private health insurance
All provinces need to move quickly to review any restrictions on private health insurance or face the possibility of court-imposed changes, Alberta Health Minister Iris Evans warned Monday.

Slow Food Nation
In this forum edited by Chez Panisse chef Alice Waters, experts discuss the politics of food, and how it may be poisoning our bodies and our planet.

Britain Is Potential Site For US Missile Defence System
The Pentagon is making inquiries as to whether Britain would allow the United States to set up in the country the European base for its new missile defence system, The Times reported on Wednesday.