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Vendetta Out to Pasture: Maybe

Leon PanettaOutgoing Defense Secretary and apprentice shaman Lion Vendetta praised President Obama's attention to National Security today as he readies himself for his next assignment. Sources say Vendetta plans to continue his work on national security in a far less public role. Rumour has it that his next job will be more 'hands on'. Sources said that Vendetta has a real “flair” for operating video games.

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Knee Deep in a Tattoo Boom

Golden Globe AwardsWe may have witnessed a generational sea change the other night at the Golden Globe Awards. Talking about when creator, writer and breakthrough star of HBO’s “Girls,” Lena Dunham, teetered up to the stage on what appeared to be hockey skates sporting a minor array of tattoos leaking out of her ball gown in front of a world- wide audience. Fortunately her dress had been color designed to co- ordinate with copious amounts of blue ink.

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Targeting Mali

 French troops have started ground combat against Mali rebels [Reuters] At issue is scrambling for Africa's resources. They're vast. They're some of the world's largest and richest.

They include oil, gas, gold, silver, diamonds, uranium, iron, copper, tin, lead, nickel, coal, cobalt, bauxite, wood, coltan, manganese, chromium, vanadium-bearing titanium, agricultural lands, and offshore fishing.

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Who to vote for in Israel?

Binyamin NetanyahuThe elections will take place in three days, and they are boring, boring, boring.

So boring, indeed, that even to think about their boringness (if there is such a word) is boring.

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The Trillion Dollar Coin: Joke or Game Changer?

"The Daily Show,” Jon Stewartby Ellen Brown

The trillion dollar coin actually represents one of the most important principles of popular prosperity ever conceived: the creation of money by sovereign governments, debt-free. 

Last week on "The Daily Show,” Jon Stewart characterized the proposal that the White House circumvent the debt ceiling by minting a trillion dollar coin as an attempt to "just make shit up."

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