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The Cody Blog: The Cody News (July 12, 2005)

Tuesday, July 12, 2005

The Cody News (July 12, 2005)

South Korea agrees on rice aid to North ahead of nuclear talks
Globe and Mail - 11 hours ago
Seoul — South Korea agreed on Tuesday to provide North Korea with 500,000 tons of rice aid as the countries vowed to boost economic ties after the North announced it would end its boycott of nuclear disarmament talks. ...
Great, now Kim Jong Il's cronies and constituents will have plenty of food. As for his citizens, I'm not so sure. All aid to corrupt dictatorships (apologies for the redundancy) must stop if we are ever going to help their citizens. This type of aid simply perpetuates the dictatorship.

Pro-Syrian minister wounded in Lebanon car bomb
Reuters - 1 hour ago
By Ibon Villelabeitia. ANTELIAS, Lebanon (Reuters) - A car bomb wounded Lebanon's defense minister and killed two people north of Beirut on Tuesday in the first of several deadly blasts this year to target an ally of Syria. ...
Lebanon might be the next place of a major escalation. It's really messed up over there right now.

Reid Confident a 'Consensus' Court Candidate Will Emerge
Washington Post - 3 hours ago
By Fred Barbash. Key GOP and Democratic members of the Senate met this morning with President Bush for a first discussion of the upcoming nomination of a new Supreme Court justice, with Minority Leader Sen. ...
The partisination (conceptually similar to politicization) of our court systems is simply evil. I don't care who they put in the Supreme Court, they cant stop the anti-partisan revolution.


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