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WASHINGTON, DC (SP) — The Pentagon has announced that it is releasing a new video game based upon the war in Iraq, entitled ‘Grand Theft Karbala: Operation Shock and Awe’. » more...

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OTTAWA, ON (SP) — In a surprise move Saturday, Canadian Governor Jean Chrétien (D - QC) declared the state of Canada to be a sovereign nation, independent of the United States. Official reaction from Washington was muted. » more...

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U.S. Govt. Actions Too Easy to Satirize: World Satirists' Union

HELSINKI, Finland (SP) — In a press release issued last week, the World Satirists' Union proclaimed that its members would no longer be satirizing U.S. government policies, statements, actions, wars, or anything else, as doing so is too easy to be fun anymore. "The whole of Washington is positively dripping with self-parody, leaving nothing for us to do," complained WSU undersecretary T. Herman Zweibel. » more...

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TORONTO, ON (SP) — With most local pharmacies and medical supply stores sold out of surgical masks, many people have turned to hardware stores, and are donning dust masks in misguided attempts to protect themselves from Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). While the dust masks do not offer sufficient filtration to prevent SARS exposure, they have been shown to be highly effective in preventing acquiring of the cooties. » more...

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