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Monday, December 02, 2002

Thirteen die in Michigan Terrorist Attack. Whoops, sorry, that would be front-page national news. Thirteen people shot by sniper in Michigan. Sorry, wrong again. That too would make headlines. At least 13 killed in holiday crashes statewide. Yeah, that's the story. It's a minor story on the Ann Arbor News and Detroit Free Press web sites, and there is nothing to be seen about the nationwide auto carnage from the weekend on the CNN or NY Times websites. The nationwide death toll must have been in the hundreds--probably about the same as the death toll from Bali, Kenya, the snipers, and the 9/11 attack on the Pentagon combined, but it doesn't rate as a news story because it happens all the time. And "Gulf War II: This Time It's For Oil (Again)", if "successful" will enable this carnage to continue for a few more years by keeping gasoline prices low.