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Thursday, November 12, 2009

Afghanistan Is Worse Off Than Ever, Drones: A slam-dunk weapons system, CHINA'S REVOLUTION, Part 1,

CHINA'S REVOLUTION, Part 1 : In the beginning, Tiananmen - The Chinese social revolution is now 90 years old, recent grand celebrations of the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China notwithstanding. Even as China continues to undergo dramatic changes, the maldistribution of wealth elsewhere, so notable since the 2007 financial crisis, means that populist demands for change will transform the existing socio-economic world order. - Henry C K Liu This is the first article in a multi-part report.

Drones: A slam-dunk weapons system - In Afghanistan and Pakistan, drones seem to be the only things that "work". They are not, however, the first wonder weapons so hailed. The atomic bomb, Vietnam's electronic battlefield, Star Wars, "smart bombs" and "netcentric warfare". All failed, just as drones will. But it made no difference, all "succeeded" at home; yet another mini-sector of the military-industrial complex was born. - Tom Engelhardt

Afghanistan Is Worse Off Than Ever, Thanks to the Sham Army We're Propping Up By Chris Hedges - Cultural barriers and naked corruption have rendered the Afghan National Army completely inept.

Hard to Believe: 73 U.S. Kids Sentenced to Life Without Parole at 14 or Younger, and All Are Black By Liliana Segura - The U.S. is the only country in the world that barbarically sentences juveniles to life without parole. And race is a huge factor. Will the Supreme Court even consider it?

The Most Expensive Mistakes A Small Business Owner Can - By The Huffington Post News Editors - By avoiding some common costly mistakes, you can significantly improve your chances of making your business a success. Small business owners may start out with high expectations, but according to the U.S. Small Business Administration, roughly 50 percent of them will fail within the first five years. Reasons for failure can be as varied as the risks involved in starting and managing any business. But there are some common mistakes that small business owners make that if avoided, can lead to the ultimate success and sustainability of their businesses.

Kishore Mahbubani: Obama in Asia: West Looks Easts After "The End of History" - The general assumption in Western minds after reading Fukuyama's essay was that the world would in one way or another become more Westernized. Instead, the exact opposite has happened.

The 15 Funniest Pet Videos The Web Has To Offer: Send Us Your Own! By The Huffington Post News Editors - You know what's awesome? Cute animal videos. You know what's even better? Cute animal videos that are also hilarious.

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