Saturday, January 12, 2008

saturday reads

U.S. insurance companies systematically overcharge customers and underpay home and auto claims to pad their already-fat bottom lines, a consumer group said Thursday.

A U.S. appeals court ruled on Friday that four former Guantanamo prisoners, all British citizens, have no right to sue top Pentagon officials and military officers for torture, abuse and violations of their religious rights.

Another death by taser.

The Texas Freedom Network has asked the Internal Revenue Service to investigate whether a Houston-based private foundation and its backers improperly funded the Texas Restoration Project's efforts to drag churches into Gov. Rick Perry’s re-election campaign in 2006.

The threatening radio transmission heard at the end of a video showing harassing maneuvers by Iranian patrol boats in the Strait of Hormuz may have come from a locally famous heckler known among ship drivers as the “Filipino Monkey.”

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