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Buy gas, promote hate

Look what your petrodollars helped finance:

-- "The cause of the discord: The Jews conspired against Islam and its people."

-- "In these verses is a call for jihad, which is the pinnacle of Islam. . . Only through force and victory over the enemies is there security and repose."

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Somewhere, there is an answer

Every time someone suggests that perhaps we should lift some of the restrictions that have hamstrung the nation's oil production there are a thousand voices screaming no. The environmentalists say no. The ethanol industry cries no. The politicians reacting to each of these shake their heads no. The speculators who make their money off high oil shout no.

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Craziness at the gas pump

During the gas shortages of the '70s, some states came up with a plan to cut the long gas lines. Drivers whose license plates ended in an even number could buy gas only on even-numbered days of the month; drivers whose plates ended in an odd number only on odd-numbered days.

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The real truth behind the 9/11 attacks

Every month I get a few e-mails from people who want to reveal to me the real truth about the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The truth, according to my correspondents, always involves some incredibly elaborate conspiracy theory in which the U.S. government staged the attacks to justify the so-called war on terror and the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq.

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Gays marry: World doesn’t end!

The news that the California Supreme Court had ruled in favor of gay marriage came on my 32nd wedding anniversary last month. As over-excitable conservatives rushed through the streets shouting, "The gays are coming! The gays are coming!" I kept calm.

I did not react with a superior attitude of "there goes the neighborhood." My personal marital neighborhood does not depend on what other people do, thank you very much.

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Exams prove abuse, torture by U.S.

Medical examinations of former terrorism suspects held by the U.S. military at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, found evidence of torture and other abuse that resulted in serious injuries and mental disorders, according to a human rights group.

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Olbermann: The mouth that bored

Keith Olbermann, MSNBC's pied piper of partisan political punditry, may be starting to wear thin with the very people who made him a star -- the political left wing.

After trumpeting a meaningless ratings win over right-wing Fox News blowhard Bill O'Reilly, who was on vacation, Olbermann's tiresome self-promotion act went into overdrive.

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