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The UN/WTO Codex criminalizes vitamins, supplements and herbs (Take Action)
Common Ground ^ | 03.01.05 | Helke Ferrie

Posted on 03/01/2005 8:03:10 PM PST by Coleus

Codex Alimentarius, a United Nations trade committee, a decade ago began working on “harmonization” of the worldwide sale of supplements. It decided in November 2004 that vitamins, minerals and all other types of medicinally useful supplements, commonly also found in foods, should be traded only as pharmaceuticals. Paradoxically, the committee decided that health claims must not be made for any of them, and in large dosages they must only be available by prescription.

Codex requires that, as of August 1, 2005, all supplements have to be subject to pharmaceutical-type regulation, which requires establishment of toxicity levels and maximum/minimum dosages, before they can be sold. The principal Codex report which provides the “scientific” grounds for this impending wholesale removal of all supplements is in German and not generally available.

Legal action was taken by health freedom groups on European Union constitutional grounds and heard in the International Court in Luxembourg on January 25 this year. The result will be known in June. Because of the interlocking international treaties to which Canada is a signatory, Codex resolutions are binding for Canadians, and the World Trade Organization enforces compliance. Federal bill C-420, which gets second reading in Ottawa March 3, is designed to protect Canadians from Codex.

To find out more and what you can do to stop this process by supporting this bill go to
www.kospublishing.com and click on the Codex alert banner found on the home page.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: codex; health; healthcare; libertarians; nutrition; supplements; trade; un; wod; wodlist; wto
CODEX ALIMENTARIUS
 
Codex-Politics, europeen and international news and information
 
US Codex Office Home Page
 
Codex Alimentarius

UN Seeks to Limit Supplementation to RDA Levels in Proposed Codex Alimentarius
 
Possible future Codex regulations

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http://www.apfn.org/THEWINDS/archive/newworld/codex9-97.html

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International: WTO, UN, FAO, WHO, AND CODEX

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1 posted on 03/01/2005 8:03:11 PM PST by Coleus
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WESTON A. PRICE FOUNDATION
ACTION ALERT
January 13, 2005

URGENT HEALTH ALERT!  DEADLINE FEBRUARY 1st

Dietary Supplements are Important to YOUR Health
Tell the FDA to RESPECT your HEALTH RIGHTS
(from Citizens for Health)

FDA is reviewing portions of DSHEA, the Dietary Supplement Health Education Act. The agency may propose new and overly burdensome regulations that could restrict your hard-won access to new dietary ingredients and dietary supplements that were not on the market prior to 1994 when DSHEA was passed.

Recall that 2.5 million concerned consumers contacted Congress between 1992 and 1994 to support DSHEA and assure access to their supplements.  In response to the overwhelming consumer support, Congress passed DSHEA and deliberately created new and different regulations for dietary supplements.  Congress enacted DSHEA to stop the FDA from treating dietary supplements like food additives or drugs and to protect consumer's rights to purchase these products.

We need to make our voices heard once again!
The deadline is February 1, 2005. To send your letter, go to

http://en.groundspring.org/EmailNow/pub.php?module=URLTracker&cmd=track&j=18080562&u=163447

http://saveoursupplements.org/

Tell the FDA to uphold DSHEA and your continued access to beneficial dietary supplements today! At risk are many innovative and particularly effective dietary supplements.   FDA needs to hear from you to preserve your hard-won access to the most innovative and important health products.  Any new guidelines that require onerous food additive and drug like notifications, excessive testing and documentation will make the introduction of new products unnecessarily expensive.

This disincentive for companies to develop new health promoting products will assuredly lead to the reduction of many products that can benefit the health of Americans It could block consumer access to validated new and innovative products -- for good.  American consumers have the right to these health enhancing products that are also shown, in many cases, to reduce the staggering public health burden, and reduce the cost of health care.

We only have a few short weeks to send a strong message.  The FDA is considering comments until February 1, 2005.  Make sure your voice is heard.

Washington, DC needs to hear from at least 25,000 consumers who care about their health rights.  Urge the FDA to ensure that any new guidelines for New Dietary Ingredients reflect the intent of Congress and continue to provide complete access to the safe, affordable and innovative dietary supplements you rely on for your health.


THE COMING VITAMIN C WARS:TAKE ACTION NOW!

Brought to you by
Rima E. Laibow, MD
Medical Director, Natural Solution Foundation

CODEX ALIMENTARUS (CA) is a draconian set of regulations and laws which will change your life forever if you use vitamins, minerals, herbs or other natural healing for your health care and you live in the United States. And, make no mistake, CA is coming to you in the United States. Once it gets here, it will be ILLEGAL to buy, sell, recommend or use any but 18 ultra-low dose nutrients, natural supplements, herbs, enzymes or other natural treatments whether you are a licensed health professional or not.

The only legal health option left will be the pharmaceutical one. I believe that if we allow this to happen the people of the United States will, after a period of dazed disbelief, gradually begin to re-assert their lost health freedoms. Since doing so will mean flouting the law of the land, the result will either be a brief storm followed by collapse of all health freedoms in the United States or a full-scale and wide-spread time of dissent, civil unrest and resultant repression as the authorities seek to re-establish their control over a resistant population.

After all, if you are watching your loved one suffering or dying from a degenerative disease which research has shown to respond to a simple nutrient regimen, would you sit idly by and allow him/her to continue to decline rather than try to obtain the vitamins or minerals which will restore the person you care about? But these nutreints, so easily purchased today, will be illegal substances under the coming CA regulations. This scenario seems unlikely in the context of our current health climate here in the US. But CA will destroy this climate of choice swiftly and virtually completely if we do not act now.
CA has become the law in the EU, Canada and Australia. The US is next unless we act decisively. It was passed quietly and without public notice but it has grave and devastating impact on health freedom. Here in the United States, CA has been defeated by Congress several times, each time by a smaller margin. Given the political composition of the Congress, it is virtually certain that CA will be passed unless we make sure that does not happen.

NUTRIENTS AND SUPPLEMENTS: CA specifies which supplements are allowed and at what doses. ALL OTHER NUTRITIONAL MATERIALS WILL BECOME ILLEGAL SUBSTANCES (LIKE HEROIN OR MARIJUANA). A total of 18 nutrients will be allowed, but only at dosages so low that they have little or no clinical impact. Vitamin C, for example, at any dosage higher than 200 mg per day will be illegal, with or without a prescription. A gram of Vitamin C or 1000 mg of Niacin (Vit B3) will be as illegal as a gram of crack cocaine.

HERBS: CA stipulates which conditions may be treated using herbs. Only minor, self-limited conditions may be treated by these natural compounds. Treating any other conditions with herbal remedies will constitute a federal crime.

TOXINS: CA sets permissible upper limits for pesticide residues, toxic chemicals in the environment, hormones in food and other environmental contaminants which are many times higher than levels advocated by chemical and pesticide industry lobbying groups.

IRRADIATION OF FOOD: CA makes irradiation of food legal under circumstances now hotly contested by food safety advocates.

GENETICALLY MODIFIED ORGANISMS: CA makes the un-labeled use of GMOs legal in all foods under all circumstances although there is significant opposition to the widespread use of GMOs at this time. Many GMOs have been genetically engineered so that seeds WILL NOT GERMINATE without the use of specific pesticides.

NO HEALTH REPRESENTATION: CA has been formulated (and is being expanded) by the CODEX ALLIMENTARIUS COMMISSION which meets without the presence or participation of consumer or health advocates, supplement manufactures, natural health professionals or any other non-pharmaceutically oriented group.

HOW TO DO PROTECT YOURSELF AND YOUR CIRCLE OF INFLUENCE FROM CA:

1. Become informed. Go to [link] or do a web search on CODEX ALIMENTARIUS. Remember that much of what you read is designed to put a very pretty face on a very ugly reality and lull the public into feeling comfortable with CA.

2. Contact your Senators and Representatives: Write a strongly worded letter telling your Congress Person that you want them to defend your health rights and preserve your access to natural treatments and supplements. In the algebra of politics, one fax or posted letter is counted as equal to 13,000 votes! See the sample letter at the end of this post.

a. To get your Congress men and women's names and addresses, go to [link]/ and enter your zip code.
b. Fax numbers for members of Congress are available at [link]

3. Inform everyone you know: Tell your clients, friends, relatives, neighbors, health food store owners, health practitioners and everyone else you can think of about CA and what they can do to protect themselves. Reproduce this blog and share it with them.

4. Give printed copies of a letter like the one below to people so they can fill in the name of their Congress People, sign and mail it. Emails do not have the impact of actual faxes or letters. A woman who succeeded in getting a federal law changed by herself was told that, in the peculiar algebra of politics, a single letter is assumed to represent the voices of 13,000 voters. So get everyone you know to actually write or fax letters to their members of Congress.

5. Help the Cause

a. Volunteer you time and efforts. We need your help. Contact us at healthfreedom@optonline.net

b. Plug your network into the Natural Solution Foundation Network. Set up a lecture, meeting, house or office gathering so we can spread the word and mobilize your community of influence. Contact the Natural Solution Foundation for materials, speakers and other educational support.

Yours in health and freedom

Rima E. Laibow, MD
Maj. Gen. Albert N. Stubblebine III (US Army, Ret.)
Medical Director President

NATURAL SOLUTION FOUNDATION
88 Batten Road
Croton on Hudson NY 10520
healthfreedom@optonline.net

2 posted on 03/01/2005 8:06:02 PM PST by Coleus (God gave us the right to life and self preservation and a right to defend ourselves and families)
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To: Coleus

So, how does this affect us in the good ol' USA?


3 posted on 03/01/2005 8:06:20 PM PST by WorkingClassFilth (Offending all people equally - pursuant to the directives of the CRA of 1964)
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To: WorkingClassFilth
The same way, we signed into the WTO in 1994 and an act of congress can take away our rights as the European Union did to their "subjects" only allowing 24 supplements to be sold in stores where Vitamin-C is limited to only 200mg. per pill.
4 posted on 03/01/2005 8:08:21 PM PST by Coleus (Abortion and Euthanasia, Don't Democrats just kill ya! Kill babies, Save the Bears!!)
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To: Coleus; Willie Green; Wolfie; ex-snook; Jhoffa_; FITZ; arete; FreedomPoster; Red Jones; Pyro7480; ..
It decided in November 2004 that vitamins, minerals and all other types of medicinally useful supplements, commonly also found in foods, should be traded only as pharmaceuticals.

Freemarketeers want to privatize the Mother Nature. Soon we will not be allowed to breath without paying a fee to some corporation.

5 posted on 03/01/2005 8:08:40 PM PST by A. Pole (Richard Niebuhr: the first question of ethics is not "What should I do?" but "What is going on?")
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To: Coleus

This is one of the reasons the pharms want pot legalized.

They just want a cut of the profits.


6 posted on 03/01/2005 8:10:33 PM PST by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: A. Pole; Coleus
According to my pharmaceutical chemist wife, the herbal drug manufacturing process is long overdue for some oversight.

The quality control performed at most plants that produce OTC herbal drugs do not meet what she considers minimal requirements (she runs a very tight QC ship though).
7 posted on 03/01/2005 8:15:29 PM PST by Incorrigible (immanentizing the eschaton)
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To: A. Pole
Soon we will not be allowed to breath without paying a fee to some corporation.

"If you drive a car, I'll tax the street.
If you take a walk, I'll tax your feet."

8 posted on 03/01/2005 8:32:52 PM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (If you decide to kick the tiger in the ass...you'd better be prepared to deal with the teeth.)
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To: WorkingClassFilth

the FDA is almost as bad.


9 posted on 03/01/2005 8:47:47 PM PST by King Prout (Remember John Adam!)
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To: Coleus
The same way, we signed into the WTO in 1994 and an act of congress can take away our rights as the European Union did to their "subjects" only allowing 24 supplements to be sold in stores where Vitamin-C is limited to only 200mg. per pill.

That bunch of traitors in DC is responsible for allowing this to happen. They are the ones who are signing us into all of these treaties/agreements/pacts. Obviously, they have forgotten about our Constitution. What's even worse is that the Supreme Court Justices have too. What are we going to have to do to open their eyes? They don't seem to listen to what we are telling them.

10 posted on 03/01/2005 9:31:17 PM PST by NRA2BFree (Guns don't kill people, drivers with cell phones do. ;)
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To: Incorrigible

We don't need UN treaties to regulate what goes on in America.

Aspirin caused 16,000 deaths last year. While over 25,000 deaths are being tied to Vioxx, I'm not worried about herbs.
This law will allow only 24 vitamin supplements to be available in stores, Vitamin C will only contain 200 mg.

http://www.consumerlab.com

they do a good job at examining nutritional supplements.

Why is it that ephedra herb killed a few people, less than 160 nationwide and it was pulled off the shelves while COX 2 inhibitors killed almost 60,000 was pulled off the shelves for a month and now the Govt. says they can start going back into production? The FDA panel voted 31-1 to allow Celebrex to stay on the market, 17-13 in favor of Bextra, and 17-15 in favor of Vioxx.

Believe me, herbs are the least of our problems.

Well, time for bed, must take my Hopps and Valerian Root, and boy does that root smell.


11 posted on 03/01/2005 9:38:13 PM PST by Coleus (Abortion and Euthanasia, Don't Democrats just kill ya! Kill babies, Save the Bears!!)
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To: cyborg; redhead; Incorrigible
Your Right to Use Vitamins Is in Jeopardy, Senators Push Regulatory Assault on Vitamins

12 posted on 03/01/2005 10:19:50 PM PST by Coleus (Abortion and Euthanasia, Don't Democrats just kill ya! Kill babies, Save the Bears!!)
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To: Incorrigible
According to my pharmaceutical chemist wife, the herbal drug manufacturing process is long overdue for some oversight.

Of course. They want control over supplements for the profits. It's a huge business. Once the FDA/WTO get control the pharm companies will claim only they can provide the proper controls. How many people have died from use of supplements? Even the ephedra-related deaths are questionable.

13 posted on 03/02/2005 3:13:34 AM PST by raybbr
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To: raybbr
Once the FDA/WTO get control the pharm companies will claim only they can provide the proper controls.

And freemarketeers will be saying that pharm companies deserve high profits from the natural medicines. Hey, maybe they will PATENT them!

14 posted on 03/02/2005 4:29:53 AM PST by A. Pole (Richard Niebuhr: the first question of ethics is not "What should I do?" but "What is going on?")
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To: King Prout

the FDA is almost as bad.>>>


It was worse when David Kessler was there.

Atkins used to call it the FnDA


15 posted on 03/02/2005 9:39:02 AM PST by Coleus (Abortion and Euthanasia, Don't Democrats just kill ya! Kill babies, Save the Bears!!)
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To: Incorrigible

"Can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties
are of the gift of God?" --Thomas Jefferson: Notes on Virginia, 1782.



GOD MADE HERB
GOD SAW THAT IT WAS GOOD
GOD GAVE IT TO MAN

Genesis 1:11
Then God said, "Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb that yields seed, and the fruit tree that yields fruit according to its
kind, whose seed is in itself, on the earth"; and it was so.

Genesis 1:12
And the earth brought forth grass, the herb that yields seed according to its kind, and the tree that yields fruit, whose seed is
in itself according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.

Genesis 1:29
And God said, "See, I have given you every herb that yields seed which is on the face of all the earth, and every tree whose
fruit yields seed; to you it shall be for food.


16 posted on 03/02/2005 12:31:07 PM PST by PaxMacian
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To: PaxMacian
Hey man! I'm all for people growing and... ah... making use of their own herbs!

The problem with mass production of herbal remedies is that the process is not well supervised. Microbes and other extraneous particulate can find their way into your bottle and cause you greater harm than good.
17 posted on 03/02/2005 2:09:09 PM PST by Incorrigible (immanentizing the eschaton)
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To: PaxMacian; Incorrigible
Genesis 9:3
Every creature that is alive shall be yours to eat; I give them all to you as I did the green plants.

I love animals, they taste delicious!

Incorrigible, you're right, vitamin companies making herbs do not have to live up to pharmaceutical standards.

Pretty soon we'll need permission to grow basil in our back yards.

18 posted on 03/02/2005 2:20:14 PM PST by Coleus (I support ethical, effective and safe stem cell research and use: adult, umbilical cord, bone marrow)
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To: Incorrigible

"The problem with mass production of herbal remedies is that the process is not well supervised. Microbes and other extraneous particulate can find their way into your bottle and cause you greater harm than good."

So what?

If they have the Generally Regarded As Safe designation, then they are the same quality as food products with respect to microbes and other particulates. People can choose to take them or not take them at their own risk.

Why should it be up to you, your wife, or any gov't employee whether people can take supplements that are GRAS designated? You are proposing the extension of the nanny state. You'll find a very receptive home at DU for your ideas, no doubt.


19 posted on 03/02/2005 2:39:07 PM PST by webstersII
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To: webstersII
Come, come now. Such hyperbole is unbecoming when directed at a long time FReeper such as me.

GRAS designation is fine and like I already said, I'm quite comfortable with you ingesting (or whatever) the herb of your choice.

I am merely stating that production controls are lacking in comparison to pharmaceutical controls. Foodstuffs such as beef and poultry have more outside inspection and that's not saying a lot!

I'm actually in favor of private, independent rating agencies that can audit SOPs and methods and provide a rating for not just herbal companies but consumer goods as well. This way consumers can be more knowledgeable about the quality of what they are purchasing and ingesting. It certainly should not be the UN doing this job.
20 posted on 03/02/2005 4:30:52 PM PST by Incorrigible (immanentizing the eschaton)
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To: A. Pole

What will they try next, require liscences to buy water purifiers?


21 posted on 03/02/2005 4:41:03 PM PST by Clintonfatigued
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To: Annie03; Baby Bear; BJClinton; BlackbirdSST; Blue Jays; BroncosFan; Capitalism2003; dAnconia; ...


22 posted on 03/03/2005 12:24:16 AM PST by freepatriot32 (Jacques Chirac and Kofi Annan, a pantomime horse in which both men are playing the rear end. M.Steyn)
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To: Coleus

Get the u.s. out of the u.n. then get the u.n. out of the u.s.

23 posted on 03/03/2005 12:25:58 AM PST by freepatriot32 (Jacques Chirac and Kofi Annan, a pantomime horse in which both men are playing the rear end. M.Steyn)
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To: Incorrigible

"I'm actually in favor of private, independent rating agencies that can audit SOPs and methods and provide a rating for not just herbal companies but consumer goods as well. This way consumers can be more knowledgeable about the quality of what they are purchasing and ingesting. It certainly should not be the UN doing this job."

Sounds like we do agree. But the above statement is quite different from your earlier post:
"According to my pharmaceutical chemist wife, the herbal drug manufacturing process is long overdue for some oversight.
The quality control performed at most plants that produce OTC herbal drugs do not meet what she considers minimal requirements (she runs a very tight QC ship though)."

The earlier post sounds like you advocate regulation -- after all, what else is regulation but required "oversight"?

BTW, did you see that they pulled another pharmaceutical off the market this week because people were dying from it? If any industry needs some more oversight it would be the pharmaceutical companies.


24 posted on 03/03/2005 9:59:33 AM PST by webstersII
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To: A. Pole

Are you suggesting that somehow the U.N. enforcing rules that no but the U.N. agrees with is either a "Free Market" or "Privatization"?


25 posted on 03/03/2005 10:06:38 AM PST by Durus
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To: freepatriot32

Get the u.s. out of the u.n. then get the u.n. out of the u.s. >>

Amen!


26 posted on 03/12/2005 10:10:35 PM PST by Coleus (Roe v. Wade and Endangered Species Act both passed in 1973, Murder Babies/save trees, birds, algae)
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To: WorkingClassFilth; discostu; cyborg

FDA COMMISSIONER SENATE HEARING

The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee will hold hearings on Thursday, March 17 to examine the nomination of Lester m. Crawford, DVM, PhD to be FDA Commissioner.

Crawford, who has been FDA's acting commissioner since former Commissioner Mark McClellan moved to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services in March 2004, was nominated to the post on February 15, 2005. Crawford also served as acting FDA commissioner from February to November 2002.

The hearing is to begin at 10 a.m (EST), held in Room SD-430 and will be broadcast at . http://www.capitolhearings.org/ and possibly C-SPAN.

US CODEX COALITION – YOUR HELP NEEDED

As you have probably heard by now, AAHF is leading a workshop to bring together the top organizations, activists, and others interested in Codex. This 2-day workshop will be held April 22-23 in Crystal City, VA with a press conference on April 25th at the National Press Club to announce the formation of the US Codex Coalition and the participants.

We have also sent members of Congress a survey about Codex to gain a better understanding of what they think of the potential threat.

There is a growing unease about Codex and the FDA is feeling it. They recently posted on the website their response to several questions they have been receiving: http://www.cfsan.fda.gov/~dms/dscodex.html. We are inviting a FDA representative to attend the workshop. We'll keep you posted.


27 posted on 03/15/2005 1:10:57 PM PST by Coleus (Roe v. Wade and Endangered Species Act both passed in 1973, Murder Babies/save trees, birds, algae)
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To: Lil'freeper

Weston Price ping


28 posted on 03/15/2005 1:13:31 PM PST by Coleus (Roe v. Wade and Endangered Species Act both passed in 1973, Murder Babies/save trees, birds, algae)
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To: Coleus

Ping - this legislation is on it's way - CODEX ALIMENTARIUS Commission meeting is set for July 4-9 in Rome - for more info try www.codex.nancyleebentley.com.


29 posted on 06/01/2005 6:08:13 AM PDT by standorfall
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To: standorfall

thanks for the heads up.


30 posted on 06/01/2005 6:49:53 PM PDT by Coleus (Roe v. Wade and Endangered Species Act both passed in 1973, Murder Babies/save trees, birds, algae)
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To: Coleus

thanks.


31 posted on 04/05/2009 10:07:00 AM PDT by ken21 (the only thing we have to fear is fdr deja vu.)
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