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1 September 2008


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McCain Picks Alaska's Palin as VP -- John McCain has chosen Alaska's governor, Sarah Palin, to be his running mate in the 2008 general election. Ms. Palin is an extreme rightist – anti-choice, pro-gun, anti-evolution, and anti-civil rights for gays. She is a fine choice to shore up his popularity with the Neanderthal regressive branch of the Republican Party. She also has no business being one heart beat away from the Oval Office.

Thais Protest against Government, PM Vows to Stay -- The streets of Thailand's cities have been so full of demonstrators that the country's parliament held an emergency session yesterday to try to diffuse the tensions. Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej vowed to keep the reins of power. He called Sunday's joint session of the upper and lower houses to get lawmakers' opinions on how to restore political peace as the protesters, led by the right-wing People's Alliance for Democracy, continued to threaten chaos around the kingdom. The PAD suggested the way forward was for him to resign.

Iraq Signs $3 Billion Oil Deal with China -- While the US was all wound up over Sarah Palin joining the GOP ticket and over Hurricane Gustav drowning what is left of New Orleans, the Iraq-Namese government signed its first oil deal with a foreign entity. CNN noted, “The contract with the China National Petroleum Corporation could be worth up to $3 billion. It would allow the CNPC to develop an oil field in southern Iraq's Wasit province for about 20 years, Oil Ministry spokesman Assim Jihad said.” That's gratitude, isn't it?

Ramadan Affected by End of Daylight Time -- The Muslim holy month of Ramadan begins this week. In commemoration of the revelation of the Koran to Mohamed, peace be upon him, observant Muslims will fast during the daylight hours, taking no food or water. However, some Muslims might have it a bit easier than others. Some jurisdictions are changing their clocks to give people a break in the heat.

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