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I Said They Were The Team To Beat

Congrats Red Sox

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Johnson Wins Atlanta

Looks like Johnson or Gordon, but I’m still pulling for Bowyer.

RANK +/- DRIVER POINTS BEHIND STARTS POLES WINS TOP 5 TOP 10
1 Jeff Gordon 6201 Leader 33 7 6 20 27
2 Jimmie Johnson 6192 -9 33 3 8 18 21
3 Clint Bowyer 6090 -111 33 2 1 5 17
4 +1 Carl Edwards 5940 -261 33 0 3 10 14
5 -1 Tony Stewart 5879 -322 33 0 3 10 22
6 Kyle Busch 5873 -328 33 0 1 10 18
7 Kevin Harvick 5809 -392 33 0 1 4 13
8 +1 Jeff Burton 5801 -400 33 0 1 9 15
9 +1 Kurt Busch 5782 -419 33 1 2 5 12
10 -2 Denny Hamlin 5777 -424 33 1 1 11 17
11 +1 Matt Kenseth 5753 -448 33 0 1 10 19
12 -1 Martin Truex Jr. 5688 -513 33 0 1 6 11

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An anaesthetist from the Limburg town of Bree has reported a Muslim man that tried to prevent him from giving giving a woman an aesthetic before she had a caesarean. According to the medical weekly ‘De Artsenkrant’ the anaesthetist was on call at the Maas and Kempen Campus Hospital in Bree during the night of 23 August. – More @ Flanders News

Via TROP

Related: Breast Cancer Often Untreated In Mid-East 

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Hollywood continues to misread the American public. Box office numbers tank for lefty war movies.

rendition.jpg Audiences reject Iraq war at box office 

It doesn’t matter how many Oscar winners are in front of or behind the camera — audiences are proving to be conscientious objectors when it comes to this fall’s surge of antiwar and anti-Bush films.

Both “In the Valley of Elah” and, more recently, “Rendition” drew minuscule crowds upon their release, which doesn’t bode well for the ongoing stream of films critical of the Iraq war and the Bush administration’s wider war on terror.

“Rendition,” which features three Oscar winners in key roles, grossed $4.1 million over the weekend in 2,250 screens for a ninth-place finish. A re-release of “The Nightmare Before Christmas” beat it, and it’s 14 years old.   More @ Washington Times

Fausta’s blog has some great commentary here 

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Riders Kill Eskimos Playoff Hopes

Eskimos playoff dreams dashed as Riders come from behind with 36-29 OT win 

In some ways it was a fitting end to the season for the Edmonton Eskimos.

Blow a 13-point fourth-quarter lead, have a game-winning field goal called back on a penalty, and then lose in overtime – just another day at the office this season for the troubled Esks.

Henri Childs scored a pair of touchdowns, including the winner in overtime as the Saskatchewan Roughriders applied the final shovel of dirt on the Eskimos, coming from behind in stunning fashion to knock the storied franchise out of the playoff picture for the second year in a row with a 36-29 victory on Friday.

“It’s a terrible way to end the season, but if you look at the season in general it is kind of in the pattern,” said Eskimos linebacker A.J Gass. “We’ve had opportunities and we’ve let them slip away all year. It was the same story tonight.”

It was the fifth win in a row for the Riders and the fifth consecutive loss for the Esks, which marks the first time since 1964-65 that the Eskimos (5-11-1) have missed the playoffs two years in a row. Their run of 34 straight post-season appearances was snapped last year. – CP

Nice

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What About The Torture?

All these years and I don’t think I have ever heard this guy criticize the Syrians and their use of torture on him. Not once. If I’m wrong please correct me.

n102645.jpgArar says he still suffers from mental trauma because of secrecy in his case

Maher Arar says he still suffers from psychological trauma as a result of the secrecy surrounding his case.

Arar, a Canadian citizen, was detained in New York by U.S. authorities in 2002 and then sent to Syria, where he was tortured as a suspected terrorist.

Earlier this week, U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice admitted officials bungled his case, but she did not apologize to Arar.

His name has also not been removed from a no-fly list, which bars him from entering the United States.

Arar says his psychological pain won’t be relieved until there is complete transparency about why and how his ordeal was carried out.

Speaking in Toronto at a conference of the Criminal Lawyers’ Association Friday, he said he drove into the city because he is still afraid to fly. – CP

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Looks like someone didn’t want to see a free and open demonstration of views. Attempted murder and intimidation in Denmark.

Via Jihad Watch

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