This Can't Be Happening
Sites of Interest
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Iraq Vets Against the War
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It's not the first time the venerable characters have been used to forward America's military ambitions; back in 2003, frustrated U.S. interrogators used the theme music from Sesame Street and Barney, the famous purple dinosaur, played at ear-splitting volumes to "break" recalcitrant Iraqi "detainees," among other methods made infamous later.
The motion is an attempt to stop a review by the Court of her ruling issued on January 7, 2008 which concluded that, even when the Prime Minister's and his Cabinet ministers' own actions and the actions of their close associate Brian Mulroney are in question, they are not covered by the Conflict of Interest Act and it is fine for them to:
A crowd of well-wishers applauded the 76-year-old Democrat as emerged from the doors of Massachusetts General in Boston. He smiled, waved back and gave a thumbs-up. His dogs greeted him at the hospital door.
What they have to trade, especially when it comes to blockbuster films, is access to high-tech, tax-payer funded, otherwise unavailable gear. What they get in return is usually the right to alter or shape scripts to suit their needs. If you want to see the fruits of this relationship in action, all you need to do is head down to your local multiplex. Chances are that Iron Man -- the latest military-entertainment masterpiece -- is playing on a couple of screens.
Then, over the next year, Enron â€“ with Grammâ€™s wife Wendy serving on its board of directors â€“ worked to create false electricity shortages in California, bilking consumers out of an estimated $40 billion.
The federal government has been developing a highly classified plan that will override the Constitution in the event of a major terrorist attack.
Bill 42, the Election Amendment Act, would eliminate the kind of information campaigns about hospital closures and service cuts launched by HEU in the lead up to the 2005 provincial election.
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