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NY Makes Selling Violent Games To Minors A Felony

Any game that includes "depictions of depraved violence and indecent images" if sold to a minor is now a Class E Felony in New York.

U.S. Looking For Cease-Fire In Iraq

According to the 2nd in command of U.S. troops in Iraq, Lieutenant General Raymond Odierno, an estimated four-fifths of the insurgents are thought willing to join the political process. In response to this belief, the U.S. military is looking to reach out and establish a cease-fire.

Expect More Of The Same From Fred Thompson

Former Senator from Tennessee, and 'Law and Order' star, Fred Thompson is looking more and more likely to enter the crowded Republican field for the presidential nomination. If elected, expect his administration's foreign policy to resemble that of the current administration.

U.S. Iraq Embassy Plans Online

Berger Devine Yaeger Inc., the Kansas City firm contracted to architect the new U.S. embassy in Iraq posted the plans on their website.

Bush Attempts G8 Distraction

After refusing to consider climate change proposals planned of the G8 summit next week, president George W Bush is now calling in the 15 largest polluter nations to work together to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Bush Wants Troops In Iraq Indefinitely

Likening a future role for the U.S. military in Iraq to the ongoing mission in South Korea, that has lasted over 50 years, the Bush Administration envisions keeping troops in Iraq indefinitely.

McCain Wrong To Oppose Net Neutrality

During the All Things Digital conference this week, John McCain was asked about Net Neutrality. His response, clearly against Net Neutrality shows a complete lack of understanding of the issue.

Russia Testing Missiles To Beat U.S. Missile Shield

The Russian government is testing new missiles that they boast will penetrate the planned U.S. missile defense shield planned to protect Eastern Europe from Iranian missiles. Russia scoffs at that claim saying that the shield undermines the balance of power in Europe and will make the region a powder keg.

U.S. Ups Sanctions While People Die In Sudan

Over 200,000 people have died in Darfur and another 2 million are refugees as a result of the fighting between Sudanese government and rebel forces. The U.N. and the African Union stand ready to deploy an army of peacekeepers with the permission of the Sudanese government, which is not forthcoming.

Chinese Stock Market Falls 6 Percent

The Shanghai Composite Index, up 62% for the year, has dropped 6% today in response to an increase in taxes on trading. Some stocks fell to their 10% daily loss limit.

Iran Rejects U.N. Demands

Iran has formally rejected U.N. demands that it cease its enrichment activities. The world has been offering Iran incentives on the condition that Iran cease enrichment and sanctions if it does not.

Zoellick Another PNAC Neoconservative Hack

Today president Bush nominated Robert Zoellick to replace Paul Wolfowitz as head of the World Bank. Both men, along with Donald Rumsfeld, James Woolsey, and Richard Armitage were signatories to an open letter to president Clinton in 1998 seeking an American invasion of Iraq.

U.S. Holds Empty Talks With Iran

Amidst all the sabre rattling coming out of Washington, U.S. and Iranian ambassadors are meeting to seek solutions to the question of Iraq. Unfortunately, the Iranians have seen this game played too many times and therefore do not trust American motives.

Oil Companies Ask Employees To Bike To Work

Yes, you read that right. In Houston, the big oil companies are pushing their employees to bike to work to help ease congestion, clean up the air, and improve fitness.

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