Thursday, March 23, 2006

Open Thread: Anxiety Index

It's been a while. Go to it.
Here's my entry. It's about pesticide.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Tampa Bay Online

12-year-old Jasmine Roberts from Benito Middle School in Tampa, Fla., has created a science fair project that has lots of grown-ups sitting up and taking notice...

Roberts examined the amount of bacteria in the ice served at fast food restaurants and the amount of bacteria in the toilet bowl water in those same restaurants. The toilet bowl water was cleaner 70 percent of the time...

the Florida state official whose agency is responsible for regulating hotels and restaurants, told Tampa Bay Online, "...Comparing the ice to toilet water can be misleading because there are acceptable levels of bacteria for water."

Not so says Galina Tuninskaya, vice president of Applied Consumer Services, a private lab that tests drinking water. "No levels of fecal coliform or E. coli are acceptable,"

fefsdb said...

Prisons Often Shackle Pregnant Inmates in Labor

About 5 percent of female prisoners arrive pregnant, according to a 1999 report by the Justice Department. The Sentencing Project, a research and advocacy group, estimates that 40,000 women are admitted to the nation's prisons each year, suggesting that 2,000 babies are born to American prisoners annually.

Anonymous said...

philly.com

The House recently passed H.R. 4437, the "Border Protection, Antiterrorism, and Illegal Immigration Control Act." The bill would deprive immigrants of due process, separate families, and criminalize the 11 million undocumented immigrants who live in the United States. The temporary-worker provision would formalize a caste system: American and "temporary other."

Children would be especially punished. Overnight, three million U.S. citizens, children of undocumented immigrants, could be orphaned with the deportation of their parents.

...the bill would criminalize any American who supports the undocumented, including such simple activities as accompaniment services or counseling to a battered woman. This provision would transform the work of many charitable organizations into felonies.

d said...

Judge upholds Mississippi ban on sex toys.

As we learn:

Section 97-29-105 of the Mississippi Code provides that knowingly selling, advertising, publishing or exhibiting any three-dimensional device designed or marketed as useful primarily for the stimulation of human genitalia ("sexual devices") is illegal.

qnjras said...

More Than 500,000 Rally in L.A. for Immigrants' Rights

"...One of the largest protest marches in Los Angeles history, surpassing Vietnam War demonstrations... an unprecedented effort to organize immigrants and their supporters across the nation. ...

In recent weeks, hundreds of thousands of people have staged demonstrations in more than a dozen cities. ...

"There has never been this kind of mobilization in the immigrant community ever," said Joshua Hoyt, executive director of the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights. "They have kicked the sleeping giant. It's the beginning of a massive immigrant civil rights struggle."

...Amid a sea of American and Mexican flags, protesters chanted "Si Se Puede!" and waved banners in Spanish that read, "We aren't criminals" and "The USA is made by immigrants."

Anonymous said...

"Where were the progressives from outside of the Latino community today?"

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