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Archbishop Desmond Tutu Pulls Out of Event with Tony Blair Because of Iraq War

Source: Telegraph

By Christopher Hope, Senior Political CorrespondentLast Updated: 5:35PM BST 28/08/2012

Retired Anglican bishop and South African peace campaigner Desmond Tutu has pulled out of an event because he cannot share a platform with Tony Blair because of the Iraq War.

The Nobel Peace Prize winner who was the first black archbishop of Cape Town made the protest because of the former Prime Minister's “morally indefensible” decision to lead British forces into Iraq in 2003.

However Mr Blair hit back in a statement, insisting that such "decisions are never easy morally or politically”.

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A local Muslim party has already announced that it would attempt to arrest Blair when he arrives in Johannesburg for “crimes against humanity”.

Read more: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/9504259/Archbishop-Desmond-Tutu-pulls-out-of-event-with-Tony-Blair-because-of-Iraq-War.html

Democrats Infiltrate Tampa for Republican Convention

Source: Reuters

Democrats infiltrate Tampa for Republican convention

By Samuel P. Jacobs
TAMPA, FLORIDA | Tue Aug 28, 2012 4:02pm EDT

By Samuel P. Jacobs

TAMPA, Florida (Reuters) - Hanging over the highway leading into Tampa, Florida, a billboard greets the thousands of Republicans and journalists flooding the Gulf Coast city for the Republican National Convention.

"Welcome to Tampa!" it reads, "Where the mayor and all city council members are DEMOCRATS."

Local officials aren't the only ones eager to wag a finger at the visitors here to witness Mitt Romney's presidential nomination, which will officially place him atop the Republican Party ticket for the November 6 general election.

While a planned visit to Tampa by Vice President Joe Biden was nixed, the Democratic Party has flown in some of President Barack Obama's sharpest defenders to steal some of Romney's spotlight and jump in front of television cameras to rebut the Republican vision.

Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSBRE87R12P20120828

Tom Tomorrow: The Invaders!

Daily Kos Link: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/08/27/1123858/-The-invaders

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Jury: Samsung's Phones Infringed on Some Apple Patents; Jury awards Apple $1.051 Billion

Source: Reuters

@Reuters: Jury verdict says some Samsung phones infringed Apple design patent on icons, watch http://t.co/NzQPj2jZ for updates $AAPL

@Reuters: Jury says Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 did not infringe Apple design patent on industrial tablet design, watch http://t.co/NzQPj2jZ $AAPL

Samsung's phones infringed on some Apple patents: jury
SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA | Fri Aug 24, 2012 6:53pm EDT

SAN JOSE, California (Reuters) - A U.S. jury said on Friday that Samsung Electronics Co Ltd had infringed some of Apple Inc's patents.

The verdict is still being read in a San Jose, California, federal courtroom and not all of the key legal findings have been announced.

Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSBRE87N13V20120824

Jeremy Scahill: "Long time since I watched U.S. Cable News..."

@jeremyscahill: long time since I watched US Cable News. Apparently there is only one country in the world. And it is full of crazy.

Tropical Storm Isaac Could Hit Republican Convention

Source: AFP

Tropical Storm Isaac could hit Republican convention

(AFP) – 6 hours ago 
MIAMI — A tropical storm swirling in the eastern Caribbean has raised the remote possibility that this year's Republican National Convention could be more blustery than usual.

Tropical Storm Isaac was east of Guadeloupe on Tuesday, and forecasters say it could become a hurricane on track to hit Florida next week, when Republicans gather in Tampa.

The US National Hurricane Center's five-day forecast shows the storm blowing over the Dominican Republic, Haiti and Cuba but does not extend to Monday, when the four-day convention kicks off.

"It is too early to determine what, if any, impacts might be experienced in the Tampa area next week during the RNC," said Dennis Feltgen of the US National Weather Service.

Read more: http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5j9u7wgOiiYT7wS_oWrveM1TBo14A

Tom Tomorrow: The Ghost of Ayn Rand

Daily Kos Link: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/08/20/1121624/-Haunted-by-his-muse

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Howson Apologises Over (Christine) Assange Nazi Taunts

Source: Australian Broadcasting Company

Howson apologises over Assange Nazi taunts

Posted 49 minutes ago

A Melbourne radio host who taunted Julian Assange's mother with a Nazi slogan has apologised and been taken off-air for a month.

3AW host John-Michael Howson caused outrage on Sunday, attacking Christine Assange's decision to cancel a pre-planned phone interview due to his treatment of a previous guest.

"I won't be doing an interview with you because you're acting like a pig," said the mother of the WikiLeaks founder. Mr Howson responded by screaming on air, "Sieg Heil! Sieg Heil! Sieg Heil!" as Ms Assange hung up the phone.

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"I unreservedly apologise," Mr Howson, who co-hosts 3AW's Sunday morning program, said in the statement.

Read more: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-08-20/radio-host-apologises-for-nazi-taunts/4210858

Paul Ryan Defended Stimulus When George W. Bush Wanted It in 2002

Source: Ryan Grim / Huffington Post

Paul Ryan Defended Stimulus -- When George W. Bush Wanted It In 2002 (VIDEO)

Posted: 08/18/2012 11:16 pm Updated: 08/19/2012 8:20 am

WASHINGTON - When Congressman Paul Ryan has been asked the past few years about the value of stimulus to the sagging economy and the nation's jobless, the Wisconsin Republican has dismissed it as meaningless, and dubbed it "sugar-high economics."

But that's when President Obama is pushing for the spending. When it was President George W. Bush arguing for more stimulus to boost a slow economy in the early 2000s, Ryan's economic analysis was entirely different.

"What we're trying to accomplish today with the passage of this third stimulus package is to create jobs and help the unemployed," Ryan said, in comments unearthed by MSNBC's 'Up with Chris Hayes' and provided to HuffPost. "What we're trying to accomplish is to pass the kinds of legislation that when they've passed in the past have grown the economy and gotten people back to work."

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"It's more than just giving someone an unemployment check," he said then. "It's also helping those people with their health insurance while they've lost their jobs and more important than just that unemployment check, it's to do what we can to give people a paycheck."

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/19/paul-ryan-bush-stimulus_n_1803761.html?utm_hp_ref=elections-2012
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