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My Biohazard Valentine

BiohazardLove, Work, and Dissent in a Time of Hazmat Suits and Political Hypochondria
by Phil Rockstroh
 

Recently, discourse, within the free-range pathogen zone of the U.S. political realm, has been infected and inflamed by the use of verbiage (applied both in the metaphoric and literal sense) related to disease and contagion by editorial scribes and political hacks. For example, we have been informed that Occupy D.C. sites were attacked and destroyed by police authorities for reasons related to public health and hygiene.

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Rick Santorum’s Plans For America

Rick SantorumFormer Pennsylvania Senator, Rick Santorum, is a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination who is fast coming to the fore. He won the Republican primary in Iowa (albeit by only 34 votes) in early January and in February won the primaries in Colorado, Missouri and Minnesota. So, as the question goes, who is this guy?

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Kosher Terrorists to be Delisted

Camp Ashraf in IraqNBC reported two days ago that Israel teams with terror group to kill Iran's nuclear scientists

The attacks, which have killed five Iranian nuclear scientists since 2007 and may have destroyed a missile research and development site, have been carried out in dramatic fashion, with motorcycle-borne assailants often attaching small magnetic bombs to the exterior of the victims’ cars.

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Tone deaf tin eared borg

romney-santorumThere's something about Mitt. And whatever it is, a few folks are definitely allergic. Maybe they sense he has the same connection to humanity that a drive shaft has to bouillabaisse. Could be he's worth more than most small Balkan nations. Might be the Mormon thing or perhaps he just smells odd.

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Egypt: Revolution or Coup?

flamesBy Sherine Tadros

Last year, on February 11, I was standing next to the main stage in Tahrir Square when the evening call to prayer rang out. 

All you could see was a sea of people in lines, using Egyptian flags as prayer mats. When news filtered through to the crowd that Hosni Mubarak, then Egypt's president, had stepped down, people started shouting, saying that nobody could celebrate until prayers had finished.

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