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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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Obama v. Netanyahu Round Two

Obama, NetanyahuThey've gone at each other before. Neither one likes the other.

Benjamin Netanyahu is arrogant, abrasive, offensive, duplicitous, thuggish, and dangerous. He's an embarrassment to legitimate governance. It's hard imagining why Israelis put up with him.

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A certain season of uncertainty in Pakistan

Canadian-Pakistani academic and preacher Tahir-ul Qadriby Osama Bin Javaid

Just a few hundred meters away from the parliament, the presidency and the supreme court is the square in shape of the letter "D".

This is where Canadian-Pakistani cleric Tahirul Qadri, intends to create his version of Egypt’s Tahrir square.

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