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Privatized Trains, Planes and Gypsy Taxi Cabs

""When governments nationalize industries, or get involved with market economies, they destroy them.""

The Soothsayer

After my column last week I received a strange letter claiming to be from a well-known firm of solicitors on behalf of its client. The letter threatened legal action over my comment on July 5. I have decided upon a response in this weeks Soothsayer.

F1 Season May Be 'Finished' in France

Ferrari's Michael Schumacher could wrap up the Formula One title with an unprecedented six races to spare if he wins in France on Sunday.

Armstrong Stamps Authority on Le Tour

Defending champion Lance Armstrong seized the overall lead in the Tour de France on Thursday.

5 Killed in Double Suicide Bombing in Tel Aviv

A double suicide bombing, the second deadly Palestinian attack in as many days, prompted a freeze Thursday of any further easing of the tight restrictions the Israeli army has placed on Palestinians in the West Bank.

Arabs Face Challenges in Spain

""There's no work here for Arabs,"" a 24-year-old Moroccan was told by a building firm, after arriving in Madrid with a work permit issued in Rabat.

Some Like It Very Hot and Steamy

Since time immemorial Russians have gone to the banya to get clean, give birth and even work magic.

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