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  •  i kinda thought one of the domestic (7+ / 0-)

    article might trigger some pun-ishment.  

    where is palantír ?

    Ted Kennedy: “The work goes on, the cause endures, the hope still lives, and the dream shall never die…”

    by jlms qkw on Tue Jan 15, 2013 at 09:15:46 PM PST

    •  Last night I put this into (7+ / 0-)

      the OND (with you in mind, of course).

      Indicted businessman: Utah A.G. tied to alleged scheme
      The Salt Lake Tribune

      Embattled St. George businessman Jeremy Johnson says new Utah Attorney General John Swallow helped broker a deal in 2010 in which Johnson believed he was to pay Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid $600,000 to make a federal investigation into Johnson’s company go away.
      But when the federal government filed a lawsuit Johnson thought he had paid to quash, he demanded Swallow return some of the $250,000 initial payment. Then, just days before the Nov. 6 election, Johnson engaged in a frenetic but unsuccessful effort to get Swallow to drop out of the race, saying information about what Johnson called a "bribe" would come out and force the Republican’s resignation if he became attorney general.

      Johnson’s allegations come less than a week after Swallow took the oath of office. Federal agents have interviewed several Utahns about Johnson’s relationship with Swallow, among other issues, according to those interviewed. The FBI would not comment.

      Johnson said he does not know if any of the money he paid in the deal actually reached anyone connected to Reid.

      Reid’s office declined to comment, spokeswoman Kristen
      Orthman said Friday.

      Missed you last night.

      The good thing about science is that it's true whether or not you believe in it.― Neil deGrasse Tyson

      by maggiejean on Tue Jan 15, 2013 at 09:23:02 PM PST

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