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  • Reid: GOP Senators Should Wear Koch Insignias

    04/07/2014 12:09:46 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 76 replies
    April 7, 2014 2:45 PM Reid: GOP Senators Should Wear Koch Insignias By Andrew Johnson The Senate should take a page from NASCAR and encourage its members to wear emblems of their donors, says Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. “Many Republican senators these days might as well wear Koch industries insignias,” the Nevada Democrat said on the Senate floor Monday. “While they don’t wear Koch industries ties and jackets, they display their sponsors proudly through their actions here in the United States Senate.” This was the latest in a series of Reid rants against the businessmen brothers. While on the...
  • Original Cheerios to go GMO-free

    01/02/2014 5:16:37 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 2, 2014 8:10 PM EST | Candice Choi
    General Mills says some Cheerios made without genetically modified ingredients will start appearing on shelves soon. The Minneapolis-based company said Thursday that it has been manufacturing its original-flavor Cheerios without GMOs for the past several weeks in response to consumer demand. It did not specify exactly when those boxes would be on sale. Original Cheerios will now be labeled as “Not Made With Genetically Modified Ingredients,” although that it is not an official certification. The labels will also note that trace amounts of GMO ingredients could be present due to contamination during the manufacturing process, said Mike Siemienas, a company...
  • U.S. Army labels Southern Baptist Convention 'hostile'

    04/24/2013 6:16:06 PM PDT · by Nachum · 75 replies
    AFA ^ | 4/25/13 | staff
    The United States Army has blocked the website of the Southern Baptist Convention from government computers, saying the Christian site contains "hostile content." An Army officer assigned to a U.S. base said he tried to access SBC.net from his government computer, but instead, he got a message that said the site was being blocked by "Team CONUS": Team CONUS protects the computer network of the Department of Defense. "So the Southern Baptist Convention is now considered hostile to the U.S. Army...it just corroborates the recent string of events highlighted by AFA," the officer wrote in an email to American Family...
  • Experts can't explain drop in [Texas'] special education numbers

    07/05/2012 3:05:26 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 55 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | July 5, 2012 | Jennifer Radcliffe
    Special education students seem to be disappearing in Texas. The Lone Star State diagnosed just 8.8 percent of its public school students as having special needs in 2011, down from 12 percent in 2000. Texas now has the lowest percentage of special education students in the nation - a full 4 percentage points below the U.S. average. Urban giants like the Houston and Dallas school districts identify even fewer children at 7.9 percent and 7.7 percent, respectively........ [SNIP] .....Gene Lenz, director of federal and state education policy for the Texas Education Agency, said the declines in special education numbers can...
  • New study: Monsanto's toxins kill human kidney cells

    03/22/2012 6:53:59 AM PDT · by opentalk · 19 replies
    Red Green and Blue ^ | March 14, 2012 | Jeremy Bloom
    How safe are Monsanto's genetically-modified (GMO) food crops? Not so much. A new study shows that both of Monsanto's major products (which the company claims are harmless to people) in fact can cause damage to human kidney cells. Bugkiller + weedkiller On the one hand, the study by Gilles-Eric Séralini at the University of Caen, France, found that despite Monsanto's protestations to the contrary, the Bt toxin can distrupt the cell membranes of human cells, leading to their death. The toxin is only supposed to do that in the guts of the bugs it targets. Bt has been used for...
  • Fluke on Maher's Attack on Palin:'I'm Not Going to SpeakAbout Particular LabelsThat Have Been

    03/21/2012 3:59:31 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies · 2+ views
    Cybercast News Service ^ | 3/21/12 | Elizabeth Harrington
    While generally condemning the use of "demeaning language" used against women in public life, Georgetown Law student Sandra Fluke declined to comment on Bill Maher's used of vulgar terms to describe former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin. (Snip) After she spoke, CNSNews.com asked Fluke: “You said we shouldn’t tolerate demeaning language for women. Should we tolerate Bill Maher for calling Sarah Palin some of the stuff he’s said?” Fluke responded: “I’m not going to speak about particular labels that have been applied to particular women. But no matter who is demeaning women, it’s always unacceptable.”
  • Labels

    11/28/2011 7:29:26 PM PST · by hawkins · 1 replies
    That Christian Website ^ | 10/28/11 | Travis Main
    Over the years, it has been my pleasure to worship with many brothers and sisters in many different locations in the United States.  If I asked someone to visit these congregations and describe them to me in two words or less, there would no doubt be a great variety of descriptive terms.  Some of these terms would likely be:  Liberal, charismatic, institutional, non-institutional, fundamental, one-cupper, mainstream, non-cooperative, Holy Roller, legalistic, anti, instrumental, non-instrumental, conservative, contemporary, traditional, unorthodox, orthodox, normal, post-modern, and I am certain a number of other monikers I have not included.  Certainly not all of these congregations are...
  • ABC Labels 'Pro'-Rights Liberals, Tags 'Anti,' Negative Conservatives

    08/23/2011 10:48:23 AM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 8/23/11 | Scott Whitlock
    Liberals are "pro" and bestow rights on people. Conservatives are "anti" and negative. That's the impressions that viewers would get from watching ABC. On Tuesday, Good Morning America's Bianna Golodryga mentioned the possible presidential candidacy of George Pataki, noting the former New York governor is "pro-choice, pro-union and pro-gay rights." Yet, on June 30, 2011, World News reporter Sharyn Afonsi highlighted Michele Bachmann's "anti-abortion view." On June 07, 2011, GMA co-host George Stephanopoulos suggested to Ann Coulter, "You seem to express some kind of understanding for anti-abortion protesters who use violence.” Using slightly different wording, reporter Aaron Katersky provided a...
  • FDA to issue new graphic cigarette warning labels

    06/20/2011 5:12:37 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 30 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | June 20, 2011 | Michael Felberbaum (Associated Press)
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Coming to a store near you: nine more reasons not to smoke. The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday is set to release nine new graphic health warning labels for U.S. cigarette packs, representing the most significant change to cigarette packs in more than 25 years. The new labels will take up half of a pack of cigarettes and also will appear on advertisements. Cigarette makers have until the fall of 2012 to comply. Mandates for new warning labels were part of a 2009 law giving the FDA authority to regulate tobacco. The announcement follows reviews...
  • Liberal racism at work: Africans don't have wars, they have 'genocides'

    01/05/2011 6:28:28 AM PST · by Pan_Yan · 19 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | January 5th, 2011 | Brendan O'Neill
    When does war become genocide? When the protagonists are black people. That is the only conclusion one can draw from the unhinged claims that the Ivory Coast is on “the brink of genocide” following the disputed presidential elections and the stand-off between the incumbent president Laurent Gbagbo and president-elect Alassane Ouattara. Unlike we in the West, Africans, it seems, never “fight wars”; they don’t “launch invasions”; they don’t have “political tensions”. They just commit genocides – barmy, inexplicable genocides, often with machetes, for no other reason than the fact that they like to kill people. Lots of people. Entire races...
  • USDA requires nutrition labels for 40 cuts of meat

    12/30/2010 10:02:58 AM PST · by Nachum · 17 replies · 10+ views
    L.A. Times ^ | 12/30/10 | P.J. Huffstutter
    The rule will apply to raw and single-ingredient major cuts of meat and poultry, including boneless chicken breast, tenderloin steak and ground meat such as hamburger or turkey. It will go into effect in 2012. Coming soon to a grocery store near you: nutrition labels, like the ones seen on soda pop and potato chips, slapped on packages of raw ground meat and chicken breasts. The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Wednesday that a new federal rule will require 40 of the most commonly purchased cuts of poultry, pork, beef and lamb to carry labels that disclose a variety of...
  • New group hopes to emphasize non-partisan solutions ('No Labels' meets in NYC)

    12/13/2010 8:37:49 AM PST · by Libloather · 29 replies
    CNN ^ | 12/13/10 | Kevin Bohn and Jessica Yellin
    New group hopes to emphasize non-partisan solutionsBy Kevin Bohn and Jessica Yellin, CNN December 13, 2010 10:25 a.m. EST Washington (CNN) -- New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, an Independent, joins several leading Democrats, Republicans and other Independent political leaders in the launch of a new group that hopes to find non-partisan solutions to some of the nation's problems and to impact the next Congressional session. The organization, known as No Labels, kicked off Monday in New York with a series of panels discussing some key political problems in America, such as hyper-partisanship and electoral reform. During the day the group's...
  • Relabeling Americans

    06/26/2010 3:37:56 AM PDT · by Scanian · 12 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | June 26, 2010 | Edward Bernard Glick
    For two centuries, the melting pot was America's defining symbol and crowning achievement. It allowed millions of integrating immigrants to formulate and maintain this nation's social contract. But new concepts of separateness, new feelings about diversity, and new definitions of ethnicity have all but destroyed the melting pot and the social contract. To be politically correct today, how should one categorize the following naturalized or native-born Americans, all of whom I know or have known? A Kenyan-born white woman whose parents were born in South Africa and whose grandparents were born in the Netherlands. A black man who was born...
  • Labels Urged for Food That Can Choke

    05/26/2010 11:02:06 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 63 replies · 1,006+ views
    NY TIMES ^ | 5-25-10 | LAURIE TARKAN
    On a July afternoon in 2006, Patrick Hale microwaved a bag of popcorn for his two young children and sat down with them to watch television. When he got up to change the channel, he heard a strange noise behind him, and turned to see his 23-month-old daughter, Allison, turning purple and unable to breathe.
  • Bottled Water Labels Lacking...(Hussein & Co. Coming for your Evian)

    07/09/2009 11:11:34 AM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 25 replies · 746+ views
    AP via aol ^ | 07/08/09
    Consumers know less about the water they pay dearly for in bottles than what they can drink almost for free from the tap because the two are regulated differently, congressional investigators and nonprofit researchers say in new reports. Both the Government Accountability Office and the Environmental Working Group, a nonprofit research and advocacy organization, recommend in reports released Wednesday that bottled water be labeled with the same level of information municipal water providers must disclose.
  • Man Wins 'Communist' Defamation Lawsuit In Olympia

    04/17/2009 10:35:05 AM PDT · by anniegetyourgun · 13 replies · 630+ views
    KIRO ^ | 4/17/09 | AP
    OLYMPIA, Wash. -- A man who fled Vietnam more than 30 years ago has won a defamation lawsuit in Olympia against five fellow Vietnamese who called him a communist sympathizer in local publications. The jury awarded the 65-year-old man, Duc Tan, $225,000 on Thursday after a three-week trial. The Olympian reports that the lawyer for the defendants, Nigel Malden of Tacoma, argued the case is a blow against free speech. The jury also awarded $85,000 to Tan's organization, the Vietnamese Community of Thurston County. One expert witness testified that labeling people communist discredits them among Vietnamese who were imprisoned or...
  • Study: Networks Always Label GOPers With Sex Scandals

    03/13/2008 3:25:53 PM PDT · by Marc Tumin · 21 replies · 1,029+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | March 13, 2008 | Rich Noyes
    My colleague Brent Baker has painstakingly documented how the big three broadcast networks have gone out of their way to avoid labeling scandal-scarred New York Governor Eliot Spitzer as a “Democrat.” An examination of the fifteen ABC, CBS and NBC morning and evening news shows through Wednesday night finds Spitzer was called a Democrat just 20% of the time — twice on CBS, once on ABC, and never on NBC. So how do the networks treat Republicans involved in sex scandals? Always, always as Republicans, and as problems for their party. Last July, Louisiana Senator David Vitter’s name surfaced in...
  • Consumers shun nutrition info for recycling instructions

    02/22/2008 9:05:09 AM PST · by Tamar1973 · 117+ views
    Beverage Daily ^ | 20 Feb 2008 | Jess Halliday
    The consultancy conducted an online survey amongst 1,000 consumers aged 16 years and over. Eighty-four percent of respondents said they now look at recycling details. For 84 per cent this is just as important as fat content. For 80 per cent it is more important than salt info, for 79 per cent more important than sugar info, and for 70 per cent more important than calorie content. The findings are pertinent at the present time as the nutrient content of food is a hot topic across Europe, since the European Commission published its proposal for new labelling legislation at the...
  • USDA revokes OK for Tyson chicken labels

    11/19/2007 11:33:00 PM PST · by neverdem · 17 replies · 573+ views
    Kentucky.com ^ | Nov. 20, 2007 | MARCUS KABEL
    AP Business Writer Tyson Foods Inc. plans to revise labels that say its fresh chicken is "raised without antibiotics" after the U.S. Department of Agriculture said it made a mistake in approving labels that use that term. The world's largest meat processor said it has been in discussions with the USDA since at least September about the label it introduced this summer in a major marketing campaign for its fresh chicken. According to a Nov. 6 letter from the USDA, the agency told Tyson it had mistakenly overlooked a feed additive, called ionophores, used for Tyson's chicken when it approved...
  • Grapes, milk, fish guts: Vintners may have to label allergens (Nanny state alert)

    01/15/2007 9:11:04 PM PST · by quantim · 71 replies · 904+ views
    SANTA ROSA, Calif. - Vintners have been using byproducts from milk, eggs, wheat and even fish guts in the winemaking processes for centuries. But a new federal proposal could require American wineries to disclose such unsavory items _ used as "fining" agents to remove grit _ as ingredients. The proposal, which could be passed by the end of the year, would require companies to redesign the labels on every bottle to protect people who are allergic to certain foods. Executives at Sonoma and Napa county wineries and their trade groups say few, if any, wine drinkers suffer allergic reactions from...
  • FDA's OK May Spark 'Clone-Free' Labels

    12/30/2006 4:46:34 PM PST · by FLOutdoorsman · 55 replies · 569+ views
    AP News ^ | 28 Dec 2006 | LIBBY QUAID
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Meat and milk from cloned animals may not appear in supermarkets for years despite being deemed by the government as safe to eat. But don't be surprised if "clone-free" labels appear sooner. Ben & Jerry's, for one, wants consumers to know that its ice cream comes from regular cows and not clones. The Ben & Jerry's label already says its farmers don't use bovine growth hormone. "We want to make sure people are confident with what's in our pints," company spokesman Rob Michalak said. "We haven't yet landed on exactly how we want to express that publicly."...
  • `Deeply disappointed' Steinbrenner labels Yankees `sad failure'

    10/09/2006 11:58:59 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 53 replies · 598+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 10/9/06 | AP
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Yankees owner George Steinbrenner said he was "deeply disappointed" at his team's elimination in the first round of the AL playoffs, calling it a "sad failure." New York was heavily favored in its series against the Detroit Tigers and won Tuesday's opener 8-4. The Tigers then won 4-3 at Yankee Stadium on Thursday, and swept two games in Detroit, 6-0 Friday and 8-3 Saturday. "I am deeply disappointed at our being eliminated so early in the playoffs," Steinbrenner said in a statement issued Sunday by spokesman Howard Rubenstein. "This result is absolutely not acceptable to me...
  • Poll: Overweight America does read labels (~80% look for fat,calories,salt but buy it anyway)

    07/02/2006 5:25:13 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 259+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/2/06 | Libby Quaid - ap
    WASHINGTON - Oh, the irony. A nation full of overweight people is also full of label readers. Nearly 80 percent of Americans insist they check the labels on food at the grocery store. They scan the little charts like careful dieters, looking for no-nos such as fat and calories and sugars. Yet even when the label practically screams, "Don't do it!" people drop the package into the cart anyway. At least that is what 44 percent of people admitted in a recent AP-Ipsos poll. So attentive, yet so overweight. Two-thirds of people in the United States weigh too much. Why,...
  • 'Grocery Gang' attacking state food labeling laws

    03/19/2006 1:44:14 PM PST · by hedgetrimmer · 22 replies · 526+ views
    The Land online.com ^ | March 10th, 2006 | Alan Guebert
    Given the sad state of affairs in today's affairs of state — record federal budget deficits, record trade deficits, illegal domestic eavesdropping, the sale of key U.S. ports — one would think the U.S. House of Representatives has more important problems to address than a proposal to virtually wipe out state food labeling laws. Well, no actually; the biggest fish fried by the House March 8 was just that: the National Uniformity for Food Act of 2005. The uniformity act is a fat, old carp multinational food firms have been selling Congress for years. The goal is to override nearly...
  • Beyond Bar Codes: Tuning Up Plastic Radio Labels

    02/14/2006 2:37:36 PM PST · by blam · 3 replies · 309+ views
    Science News Online ^ | 2-14-2006 | Peter Weiss
    Beyond Bar Codes: Tuning up plastic radio labels Peter Weiss Electronic labels made from plastic semiconductors can now pick up and respond to radio signals at a frequency suitable for use on products. At an electronics conference in San Francisco this week, two European industrial-research teams described plastic radiofrequency-identification (RFID) prototypes with those advanced capabilities. Although silicon-based RFID tags are already in wide use—for instance, in so-called smart cards used to pay mass-transit fares—the new developments bring closer the prospect of RFID tags becoming as common as bar codes, or perhaps even more so, the researchers say. Besides labeling consumer...
  • Wacky Warning Label Contest

    01/06/2006 1:54:46 PM PST · by Redcitizen · 46 replies · 1,162+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 6 Jan 2006 | Author not mentioned
    DETROIT - A warning that consumers shouldn't use a heat gun that produces temperatures of 1,000 degrees as a hairdryer has won an anti-lawsuit group's award for the wackiest label of the year. The Wacky Warning Label Contest, in its ninth year, is conducted by Michigan Lawsuit Abuse Watch as part of an effort to show the effects of lawsuits on warning labels. "When judges see it as their job to dismiss cases that are rooted in frivolous theories, we'll see fewer wacky labels and more fairness in the courts," said Robert B. Dorigo Jones, the group's president. The $500...
  • Science stumped on food allergy trend in children

    11/29/2005 9:32:46 PM PST · by neverdem · 130 replies · 3,048+ views
    The Seattle Times ^ | November 29, 2005 | BRUCE TAYLOR SEEMAN
    Newhouse News Service Multiple-choice question: Why are more American kids allergic to foods, particularly peanuts? A) Their immune systems are confused by increasingly clean homes. B) Nervous parents wait too long to feed their children peanuts. C) We roast peanuts rather than boil them. D) Maybe one of the above, and/or something else. Unfortunately, the answer is "D." One study estimates American children's rate of allergy to peanuts and tree nuts (like walnuts and pecans) — about 1 percent of those under age 18 — has doubled in recent years. No one can say why. But whatever biological mysteries are...
  • The 'serving size' myth

    08/17/2005 3:27:48 PM PDT · by zahal724 · 24 replies · 1,881+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | August 17, 2005 | John Stossel
    On countless food packages, serving sizes have become a confusing joke. I bought a frozen "personal pizza." That's what it said on the package, in big letters. From the name (and its size-it's not very big), you would think a "personal pizza" is for one person -- say, you. But according to the small print, it can feed both you and some other person: The serving size listed on the label is half a pie. We took the "personal pizza" downtown to Little Italy in New York City for some expert opinions. "I don't think you could share this with...
  • You Might Be a Right-Wing Radical If . . .

    05/22/2005 11:24:21 AM PDT · by Ramonan · 12 replies · 901+ views
    ChronWatch ^ | My 22, 2005 | J. B. Williams
    According to Senate minority leader Harry Reid and his friends, Democrats must block the constitutional appointment process in order to protect you from right-wing radical judges. They say they use the filibuster only in the most extreme situations, to block confirmation of extremely dangerous radicals to the bench for sake of all mankind. Heroes they are really, at least in their own minds. In order to understand what Mr. Reid and his friends mean by this assertion, we must first understand what they mean by “right-wing radical.” Let’s begin with the simple stuff. If you believe Teddy Kennedy is a...
  • Same old stuff! Let's bury this stuff or dig it up and change it.

    05/17/2005 9:05:28 AM PDT · by plainspeaker · 3 replies · 188+ views
    5/17/05 | Ron Stephenson
    It seems that an awful lot of time is spent trying to define what a persons beliefs represent, and how they might impact others. Branding people Liberals or conservatives, or whatever the hot label is this week, does no good. I would challenge anyone to test a person's beliefs with a simple questionaire, asking the basic questions that are supposed to define a person politically. I won't make a large list here, but abortion, gay rights, civil rights, enviornment, ad nauseum, you get the idea. What I find is that there is so much crossover here, that is really becomes...
  • Confusing Political Terms Revisited - (replies from public to "Who is a Moderate?")

    04/16/2005 1:14:21 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 11 replies · 251+ views
    MENS NEWS DAILY.COM ^ | APRIL 16, 2005 | EDWARD L. DALEY
    In my previous article I asked if anyone could explain to me what a political moderate is, and within days of its publication I was swamped with answers to my query. In fact, more people have contacted me about this subject than practically all the others I've written about combined, and the surprisingly strong reaction to it has prompted me to follow-up my initial article with this one. The topic, which I first perceived to be of only marginal interest to the general public, has proved to be a very divisive and controversial one indeed, and so I've decided to...
  • Confusing political terms - (what is a "moderate?")

    04/08/2005 1:50:03 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 43 replies · 725+ views
    RENEW AMERICA.US ^ | APRIL 8, 2005 | EDWARD L. DALEY
    Can someone please explain to me what a moderate is, in political terms? Most Americans are able to agree on the general attributes of liberals and conservatives, but what constitutes a moderate? Is a moderate someone who espouses, in relatively equal proportions, both liberal and conservative views, or is the term more indicative of a general attitude than a set of ideological principles? It just so happens that I know several people who call themselves moderates, and I wouldn't consider any of them to be evenly split ideologically. They are either mostly liberal or mostly conservative, so I can only...
  • Losing the language of politics debate

    11/26/2004 7:53:04 AM PST · by firster555 · 32 replies · 603+ views
    Queens Tribune ^ | Nov. 18, 2004 | Michael Schenkler
    Losing the Language Of Politics Debate -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- By MICHAEL SCHENKLER I resent it. And I guess the recent election merely rubs salt in the wound. No regular to this page will be surprised to hear that I am a “liberal.” I am one of those who witnessed the November 2nd election with dismay and disappointment. And I’m a “liberal” who doesn’t try to avoid that once-proud label. I’m still very proud of it. Now, I’m not here to proselytize – I’m looking for no converts – at least not in this column. What I’m trying to do is help us...
  • On The Use And Abuse Of Labels

    11/26/2004 8:05:28 AM PST · by RepCath · 6 replies · 470+ views
    David Limbaugh Website ^ | 11-26-2004 | David Limbaugh
    Liberals often decry labels, but labels can be helpful. It is the misuse of labels to which we ought to object. In secular-liberal Orwellian speak, words and concepts are cleverly twisted to demonize political and religious opponents. From "intolerance" to "racism" the liberal quiver is pregnant with verbal arrows tipped with the very poison they pretend to abhor. Liberals don't usually call conservatives merely "conservatives." That's because the term, standing alone, is not a pejorative. Instead, we are "extremists," "bigots," "homophobes," "racists" and "intolerant." And these labels, unlike the conservatives' general invocation of "liberal," are usually gross distortions. Let me...
  • GOP seeks to repeal food labeling law

    11/17/2004 5:38:24 PM PST · by Veritas et equitas ad Votum · 55 replies · 1,278+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 17 November 2004 | MSNBC
    Telling consumers where their meat, fruit and vegetables came from seemed such a good idea to U.S. ranchers and farmers in competition with imports that Congress two years ago ordered the food industry to do it. But meatpackers and food processors fought the law from the start, and newly emboldened Republicans now plan to repeal it before Thanksgiving. As part of the 2002 farm bill, country-of-origin labeling was supposed to have gone into effect this fall. Congress last year postponed it until 2006. Now, House Republicans are trying to wipe it off the books as part of a spending bill...
  • F.D.A. Strengthens Warning on the Abortion Pill

    11/15/2004 8:24:28 PM PST · by neverdem · 21 replies · 1,181+ views
    NY Times ^ | November 16, 2004 | GARDINER HARRIS
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 15 - The death of a California woman in January after she took an abortion pill prompted federal drug regulators on Monday to strengthen the warning label on the drug, RU-486, also known as mifepristone. The death was the third in the United States that the Food and Drug Administration has linked to the pill since its approval in 2000. The warnings, though largely present on the old labeling, will now be given added prominence, with physicians urged to redouble efforts at watching their patients carefully for signs of systemic bacterial infection, excessive vaginal bleeding and ectopic, or...
  • The Ideology of Whatever It Takes

    10/19/2004 8:20:03 AM PDT · by DesertGOP · 4 replies · 583+ views
    October 19, 2004 | Rick J. Radecki
    Recently, during the final weekend push of voter registration up and down the Golden State and helping an energized public become eligible for the Nov. 2 General Election, I had the privilege of volunteering for the High Desert Republican Headquarters off Highway 18, and was starkly reminded just how deep the rancor exists for those opposing the re-election campaign of George W. Bush. Realizing how important the outcome of the upcoming presidential election is to my family and our nation’s future, I joined my wife and six-year-old daughter to set aside our entire Saturday and Sunday to work with fellow...
  • Health labels for alcohol?

    02/26/2004 1:10:31 AM PST · by sarcasm · 25 replies · 435+ views
    Seattle Post-Intelligencer ^ | February 26, 2004 | JULIE DAVIDOW
    The label tells of lush vines sprouting from rich soil, grapes heated by the sun and cooled by evening mists. You are transported to the rolling hills of the Napa Valley, the romance of rural France, the greenery of the Willamette.Then it hits you: a reality check. Split that bottle of wine, and you're looking at 245 calories each.Right now, the wine drinker's fantasy is untouched by calorie counts. Alcohol, unlike soda, lemonade and other bottled drinks, does not have to include calorie, serving size and ingredient information.But a proposal to add that information to wine, beer and liquor would...
  • Analysis: Demise of country-of-origin labeling for products won't help shoppers or local farmers

    01/29/2004 9:22:34 AM PST · by Willie Green · 10 replies · 113+ views
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | Thursday, January 29, 2004 | Suzanne Martinson
    <p>Shoppers who would like to know where everything from their green onions to hamburger came from have been left whistling in an icy wind.</p> <p>The mandatory country-of-origin labeling passed in 2002 as part of the Farm Bill is effectively dead. A week ago the U.S. Senate passed a budget package that contains a provision to delay the September implementation until 2006, effectively killing the program.</p>
  • Congress delays US meat-origin labels to 2006

    01/22/2004 6:28:19 PM PST · by fatso · 5 replies · 159+ views
    Reuters ^ | 22 Jan 2004 | Charles Abbott
    Congress delays US meat-origin labels to 2006 WASHINGTON, Jan 22 (Reuters) - Two years after enacting a meat labeling law, Congress has decided a requirement to put country-of-origin labels on beef can wait until fall 2006, despite arguments the labels would reassure American consumers during a time of mad cow disease. The U.S. meat industry and food retailers lobbied to postpone the labeling law, which they say is too costly and would be a record-keeping headache. Consumer and farm groups generally support the labels as a way to distinguish U.S. products on the grocery shelf. The U.S. Senate approved the...
  • New food labels to cost food industry, farmers up to $4 billion (Country of origin)

    10/27/2003 9:37:57 AM PST · by Brian S · 7 replies · 130+ views
    <p>New labels that tell consumers where their meat, fish, vegetables, fruit and peanuts come from could cost the farm and food industries as much as $4 billion in the first year alone, Agriculture Department officials said Monday.</p> <p>Two department officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said that the estimate shows the food industry and farmers likely will spend $3.3 billion to separate pigs, cattle and sheep before they're slaughtered. Record-keeping would cost another $600 million.</p>
  • Compassion isn't a function of politics (advocates should drop labels; work on solutions)

    09/04/2003 11:08:08 AM PDT · by FairWitness · 1 replies · 146+ views
    STLtoday.com ^ | 9-4-03 | DAVID C. MASON
    <p>One of the more recent additions to the American political lexicon is "compassionate conservative," a phrase used by conservatives who want people to know that they're concerned about the suffering and oppressed people of the world.</p> <p>When I hear it, I can't help but wonder why some conservatives feel the need to emphasize their compassion, while liberals seem to enjoy a presumption of compassion.</p>
  • Annan Labels Coalition 'Occupying Force' (BARF Alert)

    04/24/2003 9:08:24 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 127+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 4/24/03 | Jonathan Fowler - AP
    <p>GENEVA -U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan called Thursday on the U.S.-led coalition to respect international law as the "occupying power" in Iraq, drawing immediate ire from U.S. officials.</p> <p>"I hope the coalition will set an example by making clear that they intend to act strictly within the rules" governing occupations, Annan told the U.N. Human Rights Commission.</p>
  • FoxNews slams Military: Major Label of Sniper is "Army Vet" NOT "Islamic Sniper"

    10/24/2002 10:18:49 PM PDT · by xzins · 231 replies · 1,888+ views
    Fox News, 01:00 AM (NewsBreak)
    This is outrageous! The truth is that 1. Islamics blew up the World Trade Center 2. Islamics blew up a wing of the Pentagon in which many members of the ARMY died. 3. Islamics blew up the USS Cole in which US military died. 4. Islam is the issue with Al Quaeda and Bin Laden. This man is JOHN MUHAMMED, an Islamic who was "sympathetic" to the 9/11 terrorists. He's been out of the Army for years. He never received specialized training in sniping in the Army. He DIDN'T MAKE IT in the Army. But the lead is: "Army Vet"...
  • Hold the Label, Please (Another gem by Taki)

    05/20/2002 6:46:21 PM PDT · by Rodney King · 5 replies · 224+ views
    New York Press ^ | recently | Taki
    Top Drawer-Le Maitre Taki Hold the Labels, Please To Ground Zero, or next to it, to meet Jorg Haider, the governor of Carinthia and head of the Freedom Party of Austria. There are not many politicians quite like Haider around, certainly not in Europe, where they tend to run to fat, bald, ugly and definitely hypocritical. Haider is trim, athletic, with a full head of hair, suntanned and good-looking, just like the Austrians one sees in ski movies. He also speaks his mind. I particularly liked his aides, young Austrian men with very good manners and none of that "Who...
  • Justice Department to Impose Restrictions on Tobacco Labeling

    03/12/2002 8:25:49 AM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 12 replies · 207+ views
    FOX ^ | 3/12/02
    <p>WASHINGTON — Cigarette manufacturers will no longer be able to get away with marketing gimmicks like labeling their butts "light" and "low tar" if the Justice Department gets their way.</p> <p>The DOJ is proposing strict new provisions for cigarette pack labeling including requiring graphic health warnings on 50 percent of the label, which would have to be black and white only.</p>