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Submitted by Dr. Prole on Fri, 07/13/2007 - 19:01.
Dr. Richard Carmona, the first US surgeon general appointed by GWB, told a House of Representatives panel that he was muzzled by the White House.
Well I'll be damned! The Bush Administration? No WAY!
Dr. Carmona said:
He said that he was kept from talking about the science involved with issues such as stem-cell research and contraceptives. He apparently also had misgivings about the Administration's "abstinence only" total B.S. approach to sex education (which has been proven not to be effective).
Submitted by pale on Fri, 07/13/2007 - 08:52.
Just listening to CBC and they are covering the charges that Black has been found guilty of... Some were too hard to prove and hes been found "not guilty"
Submitted by pale on Thu, 07/12/2007 - 17:38.
While listening to the news today, and looking at Kos, I have come across many reports about Bush's latest news conference, this one on the state of Iraq and the benchmark report.
The CBC headline is the one that made me laugh out loud however.
What were the actual benchmarks?
The BBC has this handy dandy graphic posted. It looks like a report card, like the ones a school will give out for kindergartners. No letter grades, just satisfactory or unsatisfactory.
This one is not about eating paste or being able to say the alphabet.
Submitted by pale on Wed, 07/11/2007 - 10:56.
YEEEEE HAW! Ok, it's been so friggin hot here, my brain is fried.
I'm not sure how much noise these things make, but the word NIMBY still comes to mind.
Submitted by Dr. Prole on Mon, 07/09/2007 - 09:39.
Wow, the war in the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan must be going just swell, because things for women have gotten so much better!
A growing number of Afghan women are attempting to escape a life of abuse by setting themselves on fire, a study by a human rights group has found.
This is not a new story, though I'm glad to see some MSM coverage here. They even mention that a proposal for a women's shelter in Kandahar was made to the Canadian Provincial Reconstruction team, but "...it was reluctant to act because there was no operating plan."
So Canada and NATO are doing what there, exactly? Because things for women in the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, as it is formally named these days, have gone from bad to worse. Whatever we're doing, IT AIN'T WORKING.
Please read this article by Christina Lamb:
Submitted by pale on Sun, 07/08/2007 - 10:27.
Gordie says we are not a real country…..
Gordie, the drunken neocon is now trying to sell his shitty trade agreement with Alberta to the rest of the country. He says: we won’t be a “real country” until we can move goods and services from province to province.
What he really means is that he wants us to allow business and corporate interests to take over the country, and to take away our right to make our own decisions for our own communities. The feds are also eyeing TILMA with their usual avarice and greed, with a plan to “harmonize” with the US. Harmonize is just another way to say we adopt US policies.
Submitted by pale on Sat, 07/07/2007 - 22:10.
Im not sure if its the same drummer, they have bad luck, one of them choked on vomit...someone elses vomit....
EVERY BASS PLAYER IN THE KNOWN UNIVERSE!!
Anyone watch the Live Earth concerts today? Anyone stand out in your mind?
I liked seeing Duran Duran and Genesis...
I was totally unimpressed with the Pussycat Dolls and a few other of the acts.....Is that just a sign of old age?
Submitted by Dr. Prole on Thu, 07/05/2007 - 17:32.
Did you know that recent studies have shown that up to 90% of Egyptian women have been "circumsized"? That's a nice way of saying their clitoris has been removed. As the proud owner of one, the mere thought of having it cut off of me with a piece of glass, or even in a nice clean doctor's office with sterile equipment, fills me with gut-churning dread. What gets me even more freaked out is that some women in cultures that practice this mutilation (and yes, it is a mutilation)totally buy into it. From a BBC comment thread:
"I come form a community that glorifies and carries out this archaic and barbaric practice. What annoys me as a fighter of FGM is the way our girls in my community glorify this culture, saying that if you do not undertake it you are not a woman enough. This thing should be banned for it is a major cause of many deaths among our young ladies. "
So. They cut off your clitoris. And make you believe it's necessary. I think I'm going to be sick.
Submitted by pale on Wed, 07/04/2007 - 10:53.
This has been a huge story in Canada for the last couple days. The RCMP pepper sprayed a crowd during a traffic altercation. It all happened on the Native band land, no one had any weapons, there was no alcohol involved, and in the crowd were a lot of kids and two babies.
The officer who decided to "intervene" here was unaware of a 40 year tradition. That tradition is a procession after a soccer tournament. In pick ups, with horns, and lots of yelling, on the Sechelt Native reserve.
Submitted by pale on Mon, 07/02/2007 - 21:20.
four bitchin babes-Viagra in the water
I see these stories that appear all the time, and then just as quickly they disappear.
Prozac, viagra, antibiotics and Hair and personal care products.....they are all showing up in the water, the same water we drink, the same water that we use to produce food.....
Submitted by G.D. on Sun, 07/01/2007 - 10:03.
Happy Canada DAY!
Canadians! Celebrating the way Canadians should!
Submitted by G.D. on Sat, 06/30/2007 - 13:05.
To A Creative Revolution In the next little while we hope to be adding some fancy doo-dads.
Submitted by G.D. on Mon, 06/25/2007 - 22:27.
Fiddling about....nothing to see here, move along....move along
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