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Appalled by the monster created under his watch
Eisenhower warned America of the danger it posed

Congratulations to the CBC’s Passionate Eye for last night’s program Why We Fight. In 1961, in his final speech to the nation as President of The United States of America, Dwight D. Eisenhower restated the principles of democracy upon which his country had been founded. During his eight years as president, in response to the Cold War, the U.S. developed a war machine for the first time in its peacetime history. A man with a dialectical sense of history, Eisenhower understood the danger to democracy that lay in the growth of what he called the military-industrial complex. He has been quoted as saying that he dreaded the thought that there should ever be a president who did not understand the consequences of war.

Wisdom in the Court
of Judge Harold Wright

An old cowhand was brought before Judge Wright on a charge of public obscene behaviour. Here following is what was revealed in sworn testimony. — 167 words.

Mulroney takes bribes
while Tories take naps

Few things are less curious than the Tories' complete lack of curiosity regarding Brian Mulroney’s acceptance of $300,000 in bribes from Karlheinz Schreiber and perjury about the same. — 644 words.

In Russia owners of dangerous dogs
will be subjected to sanity tests

President Putin is struck from the mental health list

Russian Federation Council Senator Rustem Shiyanov recently introduced a bill requiring owners of dangerous dogs to get sanity tests. . . . Yelena Mikhailova, the owner of a 5-year-old Staffordshire terrier, Dunya, said she was not against making dog owners get a license. "If it can help cut down the number of crazy owners, why not?" — 772 words.

Deadly mercury is slowly
being eliminated in autos

Everybody knows that mercury is one of the most toxic and dangerous substances on the face of the Earth. This liquid metal can have noxious effects on people's health. For instance, when a living organism (such as a human being) absorbs inorganic mercury, it converts the latter into organic methylmercury which accumulates in the body and can lead to irreparable brain damage. — 694 words

U.S. arrests and Saudi Arabia
routinely frees same detainees

Release of Guantanamo prisoners undermines US claims of threat, analysis says.

In official documents, Detainee No. 266 was an accused al-Qaeda member who refused to speak to his captors, much less admit or deny terrorism links. His Saudi countryman, Detainee No. 264, was a relief worker and self-described admirer of Americans who was handed over to U.S. forces by Pakistani policemen seeking to collect a bounty. On June 24, both men were released from the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to the custody of Saudi Arabia. Which promptly freed them. — 858 words.

Australian prime minister says
China's progress is good news

Australian Prime Minister John Howard says that China's rapid development is good news to Australian and other parts of the world. He told visiting Chinese Vice-Premier Zeng Peiyan that Australia attaches great importance to her ties with China. — 342 words.

The Levy Incident.
The shadow of anti-Semitism
looms over Tony Blair’s legacy

In 1912, British politics were roiled by the Marconi affair. As long ago as it was, it's strikingly relevant in view of the cash-for-honors affair that is now roiling London, since on both occasions there has been a subplot—a recurrent theme of anti-Semitism. But then another theme has recurred: the love of money, which is the root of so much political evil.  — 1,198 words.

China cops ran rackets in Inner Mongolia
sentenced for rape, robbery and gambling

Ten key members of a police-run gang in north China have been sentenced to between five to 20 years in prison after being found guilty of rape, robbery, bribery and gambling, a local court said on Thursday. — 276 words

True North Canuck Fact of the Day

Just who would have been better at saving Private Ryan, eh?

Fighting alongside Americans and British during the D-Day invasion of 1944 were 15,000 Canadians. And it was the Canadian troops who were the first to reach their planned objective.

Trivia compiled by Randy Ray and Mark Kearney. Visit their Web site at: www.triviaguys.com

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