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Red Cross Spends Over $1B

The Red Cross announced it surpassed 1 billion dollars of spending in 2008. There is some debate as to why expenditures hit a record high. Is it because of the increased need for relief or because of the increased ability to reach relief victims?
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is based [...]

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CIA And OSS Training

A Look Back … The Office of Strategic Services: Training in the Forest
As a recruit for a new intelligence organization, you train by creeping along trails laced with booby traps. You learn how to use weapons, radios and codes. Where might such secretive training take place? In the midst of our [...]

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Long, Long, Long Walk In Space

Outer Space — Astronauts completed one of NASA’s top six longest spacewalks over the weekend. The Atlantis’ Mission to Hubble was not suppose to have a spacewalk of this length; however, a problem arose while working on a bolt interface. Astronaut, Mike Massimino, had to remove over 100 screws by hand.
NASA reported:
In [...]

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Disbarment of Bush-Cheney’s Torture Lawyers?

Two orginizations are seeking the disbarment of Bush-era lawyers. Voters For Peace asks you to sign their petition:
I am writing you to urge you to hold torturers, their enablers and those who formulated the policy accountable to the rule of law. Three steps are needed:
1. Lawyers who used their license to [...]

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Influenza A(H1N1) Update

As of 06:00 GMT, 17 May 2009, 39 countries have officially reported 8480 cases of influenza A(H1N1) infection.
Mexico has reported 2895 laboratory confirmed human cases of infection, including 66 deaths. The United States has reported 4714 laboratory confirmed human cases, including four deaths. Canada has reported 496 laboratory confirmed human cases, including one death. Costa [...]

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Worldwide Community Of Gamers

The worldwide community of gamers is like a nebula. Unlike the physical world, the gamers world is not well defined. Following are some examples of gamer communities.
From Wikipedia
A multiplayer game is a game which is played by several players. The players might be independent opponents, formed into teams or be just a [...]

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Mississippi Disaster

President Obama Signs Mississippi Disaster Declaration
The President today declared a major disaster exists in the State of Mississippi and ordered Federal aid to supplement State and local recovery efforts in the area struck by severe storms, flooding, and tornadoes during the period of March 25-28, 2009.
Federal funding is available to State and eligible local governments [...]

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On Af(ghanistan)-Pak(istan): Stop “Helping”

Texas Straight Talk – A weekly column
Rep. Ron Paul (R) – TX 14
While much of the country’s attention is on other issues, a serious situation is developing in Pakistan that threatens to plunge us into another fruitless and bloody war. It is very frustrating to see that many who were so vehemently against the [...]

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Halo 3 Video Gaming

Probably the most played on-line game is Halo 3. It is an FPS (First Person Shooter) game. As you play the game, it is through the eyes of your player. There are a variety of matches to choose from, but the objective is usually the same — kill your oppenent.
Before entering Matchmaking, [...]

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Guitar Hero World Tour Studios

by mootmute
Fun? What is fun? Perhaps all people do not view fun the same way. But, most people consider games fun. And, most people consider music fun.
I’ve always found playing the music business game to be fun. For much of my life, the industry was untouchable to most people. The “corporate suits” had a monopoly [...]

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