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  • Time for an “Agonizing Reappraisal”-Across the arc of crisis, US foreign policy is in disarray

    07/07/2006 7:52:16 AM PDT · by SJackson · 35 replies · 878+ views
    American Conservative ^ | 7-7-06 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    Gazing across what Zbigniew Brzezinski once called the “arc of crisis,” U.S. foreign policy appears to be disintegrating. On the Horn of Africa, Islamic warriors have seized Mogadishu. The warlords, our allies, are on the run. In Islamist Sudan, the Darfur horror rages on. In Egypt, Hosni Mubarak, whom our secretary of state was only recently snubbing for undemocratic behavior, now appears again to be persona grata as our only alternative to the Muslim Brotherhood. Yet the Egyptian president scarcely seems chastened. His judges just confirmed a five-year jail sentence for his democratic opponent Ayman Nur, and his regime just...
  • Suit claims hearing loss from iPod

    03/01/2006 10:38:05 PM PST · by curtisgardner · 40 replies · 735+ views
    AP ^ | 2/1/06 | Dan Goodin
    SAN FRANCISCO - An owner of Apple Computer Inc.'s iPod music player filed a federal lawsuit against the computer maker, claiming the device causes hearing loss in people who use it. The portable music players are "inherently defective in design and are not sufficiently adorned with adequate warnings regarding the likelihood of hearing loss," according to the complaint, which seeks class action status. The suit, filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in San Jose, seeks compensation for plaintiffs' hearing loss and upgrades that will make the iPods safer. Apple has sold more than 42 million of the devices since they...