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eBay Inc. and Silver Lake Investor Group Settle Skype Litigation with Joltid Limited – Yahoo! Finance – Mozilla Firefox

As a result, Silver Lake and other investors including Andreessen Horowitz and the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board CPPIB, will together hold 56 percent of Skype and eBay will retain 30 percent.

via eBay Inc. and Silver Lake Investor Group Settle Skype Litigation with Joltid Limited – Yahoo! Finance – Mozilla Firefox.

Why on earth is the Canada Pension Plan investing in Skype? Idiots.

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The Poetry of Sarah Palin. – By Hart Seely – Slate Magazine

The Poetry of Sarah Palin. – By Hart Seely – Slate Magazine
her intensely personal verses, spoken poems that drill into the vagaries of modern life as if they were oil deposits beneath a government-protected tundra

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Watchdog Blog » Blog Archive » Answering for War Crimes

Watchdog Blog » Blog Archive » Answering for War Crimes

Prisoners in U.S. hands have been battered, even killed, in flat-out violation of the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment. The U.S. is a party to the convention. The evidence of mistreatment is overwhelming, and it comes not just from detainees but from Red Cross and FBI eyewitneses.

Just in case you had forgotten.

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Charlie Angus – News and Issues

Charlie Angus – News and Issues
WIPO REALITY CHECK: NDP OFFERS PRENTICE A WAY THROUGH COPYRIGHT MORASS

You tell ’em Charlie. Jim finally responded to my letter. Didn’t actually say anything.

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Impolitical: The embarrassment goes international

Impolitical: The embarrassment goes international

Politicians and academics on Wednesday criticized the late night firing by the Conservative government of the head of Canada’s nuclear regulatory agency as a political attack on independent agencies.

OK, when a US newspaper expends any effort to report on a Canadian issue and actually sees through Bushlite’s spin, then you gots problems.

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Tomgram: How Bush Took Us to the Dark Side

Land of the free.

Tomgram: How Bush Took Us to the Dark Side

“After 19 months of imprisonment and torment at the hands of the CIA, the agency released him [in Yemen] with no explanation, just as he had been imprisoned in the first place. He faced no terrorism charges. He was given no lawyer. He saw no judge. He was simply released, his life shattered.”

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We have everything to fear from ID cards – Telegraph

A very quotable bit from an article in the UK’s consie tabloid The Telegraph. Just goes to show that they aren’t all neocons.

We have everything to fear from ID cards – Telegraph

The compulsory ID card scheme is a sickness born of too much suspicion and too little regard for the meaning of tolerance and privacy in modern life.

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