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But with economic storm clouds gathering south of the border, the Conservative government looks to be preparing for some turbulence ahead. It is creating a special cushion of $2 billion in a side account to help pay for any quick surge in payouts caused by an economic downturn.
A panel of five corporate and political figures was cobbled together in an effort to reach broader consensus among the warâ€™s proponents.
The Pentagon is slated to release a suspected toxicant in Crystal City, Virginia this week, ostensibly to test air sensors.
In a sense those days are back. There are a handful of independent papers in the state, but the three Advance newspapers published in the stateâ€™s major urban areas, operate to the historical tradition of their most shameful moment. The big offenders, as I have chronicled repeatedly, are the Birmingham News and the Mobile Press-Register.
Captain Paul Watson was struck by a bullet in the chest. Fortunately, the bullet was stopped by his Kevlar vest. The bullet struck just above the heart and mangled Captain Watsonâ€™s anti-poaching badge, which was worn on his sweater underneath the Kevlar vest.
Do you believe this?
Thatâ€™s what George Bush tells us. And he got that from his buddy, the strange right-wing President of Colombia, Alvaro Uribe.
Clinton knew full well that it was in fact her people that had contacted the conservative, pro NAFTA, pro Free Trade government of Prime Minister Stephen Harper to deliver that same message: We intend to play political games but it is only for show. We will not act. We will not renegotiate NAFTA to include the rights of labor.
The Century has not so far been kind to those Canadians pining reminiscent for the days the country was a liberal democracy; run by relatively responsible actors on the world stage, the brokers of peace, guarantors of civility and fair governance in a dangerous, chaotic world.
In the unpredictable annals of politics, it is not certain. What has become clear in the 2008 campaign is that the candidates have evolved. The electorate has had sufficient time to inform the candidates and shape their policies to the will of the people.