PMMJ (cheetahmaster) wrote,
PMMJ
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On this day in 1814, British forces invaded Washington D.C., setting fire to the Capitol and the White House. Also, in 79 AD, Mount Vesuvius erupted, burying the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum. And in 410, Rome was overrun by the Visigoths, signaling the fall of the Western Roman Empire.

Today's top headline - North Korea Unleashes a New Weapon: Cheerleaders.

Also, Al Franken defeats FOX News.

NEWS:
* Who should we turn to, to help rebuild Iraq? oooh, I know: Saddam's spies! Wait.
* Thomas Friedman notes that it's a good sign that terrorists are flocking to stop us in Iraq.
* Iraq starting to resemble Beruit back in the day.
* James Bennet discusses the illusion of progress in the Middle East.
* Wall Street wants stronger indications that the federal deficit will be addressed, 'cause they ain't seeing it either.
* Students struggle to finish at public universities, as budgets force classes to be cut.
* Internet death pacts in Japan.
* Rumsfeld still wants to reshape the military, so it won't have to expand. And ooh boy, more privatizing! Go Big Business!
* Congress may authorize research to compare top drugs.
* New high-tech identity technologies on the way for travelers.
* Recalling the 1921 recall of the governor in North Dakota.
* Bush administration working hard to repeal parts of the Clean Air act.
* Chief Justice Moore suspended over Ten Commandments protest. Haw haw. I hope they fire his ass.
* Maureen Dowd on the political search for real men.
* MS Windows: insecure by design.
* HBO and Soderbergh take on lobbying in a new documentary show.
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