Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Bush's uncle earns big from Iraq 

What is it about politicians that makes them want to break the rules? Greed? Whether it is getting a free dinner or giving $US450,000 to your uncle, the problem is widespread...

"Mr Bush has been on our board for the past five years and he has absolutely nothing to do with any of our contracts with the US government or anyone else," said Kreher.
"The fact his (Bush's) nephew is in the White House has absolutely nothing to do with Mr Bush being on our board or with our stock having gone up 1,000 per cent in the past five years either," Kreher added.

William "Bucky" Bush exercised options on 8,438 shares worth about $US450,000 ($A567,000) from St Louis-based defence contractor Engineered Support Systems Inc (ESSI), according to a January 18 filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Friday, August 19, 2005

Whose kid is it? 

One in 25 dads could unknowingly be raising another mans child, researchers find

More instances of the phenomenon, which scientists politely term paternal discrepancy, may come to light through the ever-more common paternity tests being conducted in Western countries


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