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x Unread post xJess   - at 7:10 pm on Thursday November 28‚ 2002 x
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x Jess I need new news sites. Currently my roster consists of:

BBC Online
IHT
CNN
Salon
National Post - which I don't like but I go anyway..

I guess there's also the Globe which is okay but not great. And I used to go to USAToday but that's not great, either.

Then there's the independents (Alternet & Indymedia) which I sometimes go to but find they eventually start sounding hysterical in tone..

Anyway, if anyone knows any other good sites, please post. I thank you from the bottom of my brain.
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x Unread post xUniversal Sea   - at 10:11 pm on Thursday November 28‚ 2002 x
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x Universal Sea i hear U-MAGAZINE will be a cool read at the end of this year.
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x Unread post xKai   - at 10:01 am on Friday November 29‚ 2002 x
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x Kai here...

http://www.antiwar.com/
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x Unread post xJess   - at 10:43 pm on Tuesday December 3‚ 2002 x
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x Jess thanks, that's pretty good.

I found a few more tonite:

The Nation
Slate which looks conspicuously a lot UMFM.net in colour..

and these are ones I had forgotten about..
GNN
Brother Johnathan (hysterical but in a fun kinda way..)
Mother Jones
Common Dreams
and of course The New York Times which I never go to coz I have to login and it's a pain whenever I clear my cookies

and if that's a little heavy on US-centric media, there's
Independent and
Guardian
*PHEW!*
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x Unread post xUnderstated   - at 10:49 pm on Tuesday December 3‚ 2002 x
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x Understated why do you always keep forgetting arabnews.com
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x Unread post xUniversal Sea   - at 10:53 pm on Tuesday December 3‚ 2002 x
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x Universal Sea because she's jessish
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x Unread post xUnderstated   - at 11:04 pm on Tuesday December 3‚ 2002 x
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x Understated know thy enemy!
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x Unread post xUniversal Sea   - at 11:04 pm on Tuesday December 3‚ 2002 x
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x Universal Sea good night understated


when i wake up i hope you've taught yourself a nasty lesson in lushiocity.
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x Unread post xUnderstated   - at 11:16 pm on Tuesday December 3‚ 2002 x
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x Understated No entry found for lushiocity.
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x Unread post xUniversal Sea   - at 8:49 am on Wednesday December 4‚ 2002 x
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x Universal Sea it's an "underground" word.
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x Unread post xKai   - at 9:35 am on Wednesday December 4‚ 2002 x
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x Kai but it has no UM in it...

Unless UMderground and UNderground are different things...
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x Unread post xUniversal Sea   - at 9:39 am on Wednesday December 4‚ 2002 x
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x Universal Sea thats brilliant

we throw "umderground" parties


then nobody can accuse us of selling out



we're going to make you rich
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x Unread post xJess   - at 10:07 am on Wednesday December 4‚ 2002 x
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originally posted by Understated:

why do you always keep forgetting arabnews.com



because I didn't know about it.

I used to go to Middle East Times though..
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x Unread post xUnderstated   - at 11:13 am on Wednesday December 4‚ 2002 x
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x Understated arab news is actually pretty bad....
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x Unread post xJess   - at 11:45 am on Wednesday December 4‚ 2002 x
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x Jess well, it's Saudi-run which I would be hesitant to call a "free press" outlet but a different pov is never a bad thing. Still I find it interesting that under the "Islam" section it comes up "empty." Huh.
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x Unread post xKai   - at 4:47 pm on Wednesday December 4‚ 2002 x
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x Unread post xUniversal Sea   - at 5:06 pm on Wednesday December 4‚ 2002 x
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x Universal Sea it will happen

just let me make my money from that region first and get all my buddies out of there
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x Unread post xUnderstated   - at 2:14 am on Friday December 6‚ 2002 x
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x Understated http://www.mojahedoon.net/
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x Unread post xUniversal Sea   - at 8:53 am on Friday December 6‚ 2002 x
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x Universal Sea my sunday league buddy mustapha's favourite site:

herdofsheep.com
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x Unread post xJess   - at 7:57 pm on Friday December 13‚ 2002 x
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x Jess This one is interesting for stuff south (way south) of the border: Narco News

Here's today's top story. smile


Bush’s Desperate Venezuela Statement
Read Between the Lines: The Coup is Falling Apart

By Al Giordano
December 13, 2002

Today's Statement by the Press Secretary of the White House (http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2002/12/20021213.html) that “Calls for Early Elections” in Venezuela inadvertently reveals the Bush administration’s efforts against democracy in that country, and its fears that the total collapse of its foreign coup attempt is only days away.

Kind reader: “I’m from Washington, I’m here to help you,” is one of the proverbial three biggest lies whether addressed to South Dakota or to South America. Only the most gullible – or intentionally dishonest – person would claim to believe it.

The White House statement reveals that Organization of American States secretary general Cesar Gaviria is not an authentic “mediator” in Venezuela, but, rather, a biased pro-coup agent of Bush administration efforts to destroy yet another democracy in our América. It is another example of why the discredited Gaviria should leave Venezuela immediately.

There is zero chance that Gaviria will have the credibility with the Venezuelan public to broker any kind of agreement. But that’s not the true motive for his presence: Gaviria has been installed in Caracas to destabilize the situation and bolster the false portrayal by commercial media that there is a “general strike,” of which there is not. The majority of stores in Venezuela are open. The subways are moving, air traffic is moving, and despite the concerted actions of executives of the Venezuelan oil company to lock out workers and sabotage refineries, oil is flowing again.
We urge you to read between the lines.

When the White House says:

“We note the Secretary General's recent public warning on the need to negotiate soon, in the next few days, or risk further polarization that could erupt into violence.”

The White House really means:

“Gaviria has followed our script, but we only have a few more days of being able to sustain the false media image of a ‘crisis’ or ‘national strike.’ In three days a tanker with 550,000 barrels of crude oil that left from Venezuela yesterday will arrive on United States shores, proving that the ‘strike’ was a media myth. Gaviria only has a few more days left of isolated disturbances by an exhausted upper class to use as an excuse to destabilize Venezuela. The coup is falling apart. The clock is ticking and we are trying to revive it.”

When the White House says:

“The United States is convinced that the only peaceful and politically viable path to moving out of the crisis is through the holding of early elections.”

The White House really means:

“Six elections in the past four years in Venezuela, all of them won by President Hugo Chávez and his supporters, all of them deemed fair and free by national and international observers (including by delegates of the U.S. Republican and Democratic parties who were present to observe them), are not enough. We need a Seventh Election in four years because we don’t like the results of the first six. We, in the Bush administration, are deeply offended that Venezuelan law awards the presidency to the candidate who won the most votes. That’s not how we did it in the U.S. We will only be happy when a minority of citizens can impose a president. If we allow Venezuela’s majority decisions to stand, they might start exporting democracy to the United States. In any case, we insist that Catherine Harris be allowed to count the votes, and Jeb Bush should print the ballots, next time in Venezuela.”

Court Appointed President George W. Bush has no moral or legal standing in Latin America to insist on a seventh election just because he didn’t like the results of the previous six.

The call for “early elections” is also deceptive, because the Venezuelan Constitution already provides for a Presidential recall vote in August 2003 – sooner than any national elections will happen in the United States. President Chávez has publicly welcomed that vote, just nine months away. What the White House, in fact, is urging is a violation of the Venezuelan Constitution.

Kind reader: Doesn’t the fact that Bush is in such a hurry – “in the next few days,” he insists – reveal that the jig is up? The Big Lie of a “popular strike” in Venezuela is crumbling, as all lies crumble eventually. This one just happens to be crumbling faster than most, because of the heroic efforts of the Venezuelan majority, and its wisdom to have not been fooled by media simulation. Kudos also belong to the 19 members of the United States Congress who called the administration’s bluff yesterday with a public letter of protest – you can add your signature by clicking here – thus forcing the White House to play its hand more transparently today.

All these eight months, since the coup attempt last April, the Bush administration has claimed it favored constitutional and democratic solutions in Venezuela, and has denied its involvement in coup attempts. Today, the White House took off its mask and admitted for the first time that it was never in favor of Constitutional rule in Venezuela. Its agenda has always been unconstitutional. Today’s statement was meant only to give oxygen to the dying “strike of the spoiled brats,” a desperate maneuver that should and will fail.

The United States Congress should call immediate investigations and public hearings into the now-transparent behavior of the executive branch in manipulating a coup d’etat in Venezuela.

And as for President Chávez and the Venezuelan majority, they should stay the course, meet their opponents at the ballot box next August as planned, and defeat them fair and square, the American way, with a majority vote, as they have six times already.

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x Unread post xJess   - at 12:54 pm on Wednesday December 18‚ 2002 x
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x Jess ooh here's a good one though it takes a decidedly Democrat slant. Oh well, it's better than what the mainstream is dishing up. (Big steaming bowl of GOP)

http://www.buzzflash.com/
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x Unread post xJess   - at 12:58 pm on Sunday December 22‚ 2002 x
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x Jess Our kinda news site:

El Universal
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x Unread post xJess   - at 10:01 am on Tuesday April 27‚ 2004 x
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x Jess www.unknownnews.net

and we discussed a couple of others in this thread

I think I might make this a bulletin or topic for a while so people can easily browse other news sources. There's SO much out there being swept under the rug...
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x Unread post xjj_4487   - at 11:01 am on Tuesday April 27‚ 2004 x
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x jj_4487 Not all are good..

In no particular order:

Newspapers
1. The Straits Times Interactive - http://www.straitstimes.asia1.com.sg/ (Singapore)
2. The Financial Times - http://www.ft.com/ (International)
3. The Times - http://www.timesonline.co.uk (UK)
4. The Independent - http://www.independent.co.uk (UK)
5. The Daily Telegraph - http://www.telegraph.co.uk (UK)
6. The Business Weekly - http://www.businessweekly.co.uk/ (UK)
7. The Washington Post - http://washingtonpost.com/ (US)
8. The New York Times - http://www.nytimes.com/ (US)
9. USA Today - http://www.usatoday.com/ (US)
10. The Boston Business Journal - http://boston.bizjournals.com/boston/ (US)
12. The Globe and Mail - http://www.globeandmail.ca/ (Canada)
11. The China Daily - http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/ (China)
12. Inside China Today - http://www.einnews.com/china/ (China)
13. The South China Morning Post - http://www.scmp.com/ (China)
14. The International Herald Tribune - http://www.iht.com/frontpage.html (Japan)
15. The Daily Excelsior - http://www.dailyexcelsior.com/ (India)
16. The Statesman - http://www.thestatesman.net/ (India)
17. The Times of India - http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/ (India)
18. The Korea Times - http://times.hankooki.com/ (South Korea)
19. The Seoul Times - http://theseoultimes.com/ST/index.html (South Korea)
20. Aljazeera - http://english.aljazeera.net/HomePage (Qatar)
21. The Australian - http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/ (Australia)
22. The Australian Financial Review - http://afr.com/ (Australia)
23. The Australian Jewish News - http://www.ajn.com.au/ (Australia)
24. The Weekly Times - http://www.theweeklytimes.news.com.au/ (Australia)
25. The Daily News - http://www.stuff.co.nz/stuff/dailynews/0,,0a6002,00.html (New Zealand)
26. The Independent - http://www.theindependent.co.nz/index.html (New Zealand)
27. The New Straits Times - http://www.nst.com.my/ (Malaysia)
28. The Utusan Express - http://www.utusan.com.my/index.asp?pub=Utusan_Express (Malaysia)
29. The Malaysian Today - http://www.malaysiantoday.com.my/ (Malaysia)
30. The Jakarta Post - http://www.thejakartapost.com/headlines.asp (Indonesia)
31. The Borneo Bulletin - http://www.thejakartapost.com/headlines.asp (Brunei)
32. The Manila Times - http://www.manilatimes.net/ (The Philippines)

Magazines
1. TIME Online - http://www.time.com/ (US)
2. Newsweek - http://www.newsweek.com/ (US)
3. The Economist - http://www.economist.com/ (US)
4. The New Scientist - http://www.newscientist.com/ (US)

News Services
1. The BBC News Online - http://www.bbc.co.uk/ (UK)
2. CNN Online - http://www.cnn.com/ (US)
3. MSNBC Online - http://www.msnbc.com/ (US)
4. Reuters - http://www.reuters.com/ (US)
5. The Associated Press - http://www.ap.com/ (US)
6. ChannelNewsAsia - http://www.channelnewsasia.com/ (Singapore)
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x Unread post xJess   - at 11:09 am on Tuesday April 27‚ 2004 x
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x Jess shweet! cheers
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x Unread post xjj_4487   - at 11:12 am on Tuesday April 27‚ 2004 x
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x jj_4487 During my A Levels I had a special affinity for the Economist, NYT and the Washington Post, although they were very pro-American (duh). They had some fantastic commentaries, very good for the research homework smirk
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x Unread post xJess   - at 11:16 am on Tuesday April 27‚ 2004 x
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x Jess Yeah in high school we had old magazines to use for collages in art class and the Economist was among them. I always ended up reading them instead of cutting them up. lol
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x Unread post xKneepads   - at 11:30 am on Sunday May 2‚ 2004 x
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x Kneepads I find most of my news articals through fark.com, they have silly stuff, serious stuff, boobies links, interesting stuff and they link to news sites all over the world.
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x Unread post xMarc   - at 12:17 am on Thursday January 20‚ 2005 x
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x Marc The best way to get opinions is through online discussion forums...

IMO

mapleleafweb.com/community/forums
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x Unread post xUniversal Sea   - at 9:18 pm on Thursday January 20‚ 2005 x
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x Universal Sea Opinions, yes. Facts, no.
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x Unread post xJess   - at 12:37 pm on Thursday April 7‚ 2005 x
x Now this is cool!! x
x Jess Newsmap

See what the biggest stories are monopolizing coverage in any given country - in real time.

Man.. I gotta learn Cold Fusion...
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x Unread post xjeffwith1f   - at 9:07 pm on Tuesday April 12‚ 2005 x
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Posted by universal sea:

Opinions, yes. Facts, no.


somewhat along those lines.....

http://www.framleyexaminer.com/
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x Unread post xxMarc   - at 11:14 pm on Wednesday November 5‚ 2008 x
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x Marc Is this thread 6 years old ???
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