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  • n  the backward escape of gases and unburned gunpowder after a gun is fired
  • n  misinformation resulting from the recirculation into the source country of disinformation previously planted abroad by that country's intelligence service

  • In Kennedyland, where everyone is his brother's keeper, the blowback from Michael's scandal and publicity surrounding Shattered Faith have sent Joe's popularity sinking.
  • Here was an early and definitive illustration of message revenge, the kind of fierce consumer blowback that can occur in markets when a product or service (or military occupation .
  • But if Clinton, and McCain for that matter, are going to use these comments to cast Obama as an arrogant elitist, they better be prepared to deal with the blowback.
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  • President Bush in Pakistan Dawn
    He has done more for democracy in Pakistan than any modern leader has,Mr Bush told ABC television. "And one of the reasons you're seeing the blowback that you're getting in Pakistan is because of the reforms that President Musharraf has...
  • Rebecca MacKinnon in FOXNews
    It's interesting that they've chosen not to block it,said Rebecca MacKinnon, a professor at the University of Hong Kong who has written about China's Internet policies. "One assumes it's because they don't want to deal with the blowback it...
  • Mitch McConnell in CBS News
    I don't think the problem is the messaging, I think the problem is the substance,said Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.). "The problem is what he's trying to sell. I think there's been serious blowback and negative reaction...

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