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Hockey: 9 year old scores greatest goal in Boston this season
http://sports.yahoo.com/nhl/blog/puck_daddy/post/Video-9-year-old-scores-greatest-goal-in-Boston?urn=nhl,195876
Others: From Michigan. From Sweden.

Kite boarder gets massive air
http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=4b8_1255422237
More: A "normal" day. A bad day.

Elinor Ostrom and The Rethinking of Neoclassical Economics
http://trueslant.com/ryansager/2009/10/12/the-rethinking-of-neoclassical-economics/
"when people have no knowledge of each other and don’t interact... people overharvest, everyone suffers... when people do talk face-to-face, they quickly learn to be more cooperative — to everyone’s benefit."

Latin American bloc to stop using dollars in trade
http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5j0kJ0w117Ex7dguHQ1Syl7UuUEWg
"ALBA trade bloc is scheduled Friday to approve measures that would replace US dollars... Most ALBA members have already withdrawn from the (International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes, a World Bank) organization, with Ecuador announcing last July that it would pull out of the group."

Health"care" Nightmare in the USA
http://www.revleft.com/vb/showpost.php?p=1571127&postcount=1
Uninsured employees forced to go home when they get sick, then have jobs threatened for being out sick.

UK: Secret gag order prevents The Guardian from mentioning report on toxic waste dumping
http://wikileaks.org/wiki/Minton
The UK media is currently unable to mention the URL "http://wikileaks.org/wiki/Minton" or anything else that would direct people towards the report.

British mining company faces damages claim after allegations of torture in Peru
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/oct/18/peru-monterrico-metals-mining-protest
"Two of the protesters were women who say they were sexually assaulted... one of those shot was left to bleed to death at the mine site. A postmortem examination found that he took about 36 hours to die... A number of the photographs show grinning police officers waving the female protesters' underwear."

Japan: crisis swells Communist Party ranks
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uubkOYAwi9M
"Every month, for the past one year and a half, a thousand persons... have joined the party's ranks. They're mainly temporary workers who account for more than a third of the local work force."

Israeli Youths Reject Army Call-Up
http://mwcnews.net/content/view/33720/51/
More than 80 Israeli students have announced their refusal to serve in the Israeli military... "the occupation is a violent, racist, inhumane, illegal, undemocratic, immoral and an extreme condition that presents a mortal danger to both peoples" Mirror. More.

Stella D’Oro, NY: "We’re not going to let those machines from the Bronx go anywhere."
http://www.workers.org/2009/us/stella_doro_1022/
"Its management brags how they buy a company, suck the blood of the workers and the company’s assets, and then sell it."

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