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Obituaries for Castro and Yeltsin

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posted on Feb, 15 2005 @ 01:15 PM
Whats that? They arent dead yet? Dont tell me, tell the US government. Looks like they are being proactive...

"Responding to a Freedom of Information Act request, the Voice of America - the US government's news outlet to the rest of the world since 1942 - released its audio obituaries for two world leaders who aren't dead: Fidel Castro and Boris Yeltsin.

After receiving the cassettes, DC-area researcher Michael Ravnitzky asked for other advance obituaries, but VOA has refused to comply, saying that releasing their Castro and Yeltsin obits was a mistake. In fact, they will no longer send these two obituaries to requesters, a clear violation of FOIA law. However, they did provide a list of prominent figures for whom they've already written (and in some cases recorded) obituaries (see below).

The taped obits were digitized by Brett Milner..."

At the bottom check all the names of other obits out there.


P.s. I originally posted this elswhere, but it was moved here to die with all of these other fine posts

[edit on 15-2-2005 by skippytjc]

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