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December 31st, 2006

December 31st, 2006
12:24 pm

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Happy Birthday, oldmotherchaos!!

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02:44 pm

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Tory is the new Labour; Labour is the new Tory?
From BBC news:

Saturday, 30 December 2006, 22:43 GMT
Tories 'party of working people'
David Cameron The Tories will become the party that represents working people rather than the rich and powerful, David Cameron has said in his New Year message.

The Tory leader also promises that next year his party will set out its alternative policies in more detail.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/low/uk_politics/6220395.stm

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04:41 pm

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From the maproom LiveJournal link:

Author Claims Chinese Visited Americas and Made Maps in 2200 BC

http://www.mcwetboy.net/maproom/2006/12/author_claims_chinese_visited_americas_and_made_maps_in_2200_bc.phtml
If you thought Gavin Menzies's claim that the Chinese discovered America in 1421 was risible, if you thought Liu Gang's purported 1418 map was a fraud, you'd better brace yourself: a Virginia author argues that the Chinese visited America around...
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From the Christian Science Monitor:

Consumer tidal wave on the way: China's middle class
Due to the fruits of economic liberalization, analysts say that China is poised for a consumer-products revolution. By Peter Ford
http://www.csmonitor.com/2007/0102/p01s02-woap.html?s=hns

India poised for pharmaceutical boom
India is revamping its drug industry, hoping to duplicate success of its IT sector. By Mark Sappenfield
http://www.csmonitor.com/2007/0102/p06s01-wosc.html?s=hns

Nepal's goddesses: religious abuse?
Nepal's Supreme Court will rule on whether a tradition of using children as living goddesses is a crime. By Bikash Sangraula
http://www.csmonitor.com/2007/0102/p07s02-wosc.html?s=hns

Next big test of power to seize property?
The US Supreme Court will examine whether a private company can demand payment in exchange for not seizing private property. By Warren Richey
http://www.csmonitor.com/2007/0102/p02s01-usju.html?s=hns

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