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PBC News & Comment Thursday, July 19

Suicide bomber in Bulgaria had fake Michigan driver’s license, Israel is certain he worked for Iran, but Bulgarian officials say there is no proof; Egyptian torture chief Omar Suleiman dies in Cleveland    Also:

–Russia and China veto UN resolution to sanction Syria

–FDA is not only US agency that spies on its employees

–Bradley Manning’s lawyer brings evidence that Obama, Clinton and others made prejudicial comments about Manning

–my local library director, Sarah Houghton aka blogger Librarian in Black, explained how she deals with FBI National Security Letters

–Mike Huckabee agrees with Boy Scout ban on gays, ignoring 5,000 cases where Boy Scout leaders abused boys; pedophilia is not related to sexual orientation

–John McCain momentarily earned some respect, defending Huma Abedin from smears by Michelle Bachman

–listener Jeff Zaiser of Portland, OR shared this video about Occupy–check it out!

–UC Regents freeze tuition for most students, but raise graduate fees by 35%

–in San Francisco, embattled Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi’s wife, Eliana Lopez, testified before his Ethics Commission termination hearings

–in Salt Lake City, suspended pilot sneaks onto airport and taxis a 50-seat commercial airliner before killing himself.  That airport security is airtight!

–in Portland, OR, judge cites First Amendment in dismissing charges against fed-up traveller who stripped naked at airport security checkpoint

We close with Naked Airlines by Loose Bruce Kerr–look up his collection of songs at