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Godot
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From Molly Ivins:

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Earlier this month, the House effectively repealed more than 200 state food safety and public health protections. Say, when was the last time you enjoyed a little touch of food poisoning? Coming soon to a stomach near you. What was really impressive about H.R. 4167, the "National Uniformity for Food Act," is that it was passed without a public hearing.


"The House is trampling crucial health safeguards in every state without so much as a single public hearing," said Erik Olson, attorney for the Natural Resources Defense Council. "This just proves the old adage, 'Money talks.' The food industry spared no expense to ensure passage."
Thirty-nine attorneys general, plus health, consumer and environmental groups, are opposing the law. According to the Center for Responsive Politics, the food industry has spent more than $81 million on campaign contributions to members of Congress since 2000.

The bill would automatically override any state measure that is stronger than federal law, the opposite of what a sensible law would do. The NRDC says state laws protecting consumers from chemical additives, bacteria and ingredients that can trigger allergic reactions would be barred, and that includes alerts about chemical contamination in fish, health protection standards for milk and eggs, and warnings about chemicals or toxins such as arsenic, mercury and lead. Happy eating, all.

Abraham Lincoln's take:
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"Corporations have been enthroned and an era of corruption in high places will follow, and the money-power of the country will endeavor to prolong its reign by working upon the prejudices of the people until all wealth is aggregated in few hands and the republic is destroyed."

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We welcome immigrants with a bag of weed and a social security net. The only problem is we don't have any White Castle's.

Nor any In and Out Burger.

But we recently did get a Krispy Creme in Calgary, so I guess our health code is relaxing itself as well.

Effluence passes everywhere.

[ April 11, 2006, 01:46 PM: Message edited by: canadian ]

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livermeer kenmaile
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THank god for Lil Debbie, man. I got a cnnection that shps me kilos in the company freight where I work, man.

Munchies are serious business.

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If we're including Taro Bubble Milk, then I agree.
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Taro Bubble Milk.

(old man Yiddish voice): Is soich a ting pawsubble?!?

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Pawsubble?

You're really milking it today...

I'd better get a reading...where are those cards?

Here's what http://www.facade.com/tarot/ told me:

Question:

what's up with kenmeer?


Reading:

Knight of Wands

The card represents the critical factor for the issue at hand. Knight of Wands: The essence of fire, such a great conflagration. One filled with vitality and passion for life. A sexy and exciting person, daring in their actions, cocky in their attitude, and utterly without fear. Absolute sincerity, coupled with violent emotions that swing wildly from one extreme to another. Boundless creativity and lust for a change of both pace and place. The rapid approach, or more likely departure, of something that sets your world ablaze. Often suggests travel or escape.

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livermeer kenmaile
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Ah, the sink-raw-nicety of it all... (is that what the site really said? too cool...)
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What's up with can?

The card second from the bottom of the staff represents your environment and the people you are interacting with. Knight of Pentacles: The essence of earth behaving as fire, such as molten magma: One slow to action, but decisive and unrelenting once set in motion. A force of nature whose methods are as predictable and dependable as they are unstoppable. The voice of duty, honor, and responsibility. The will to the change the world, not through bold action, but through the thorough and unwavering application of proven means.

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The card at the top of the staff represents the ultimate outcome should you continue on this course. Eight of Cups (Indolence): Losing interest in a matter deeply important to you. Being forced to abandon something in which you had invested great love and devotion. Seeking earthly, physical pleasures, to the exclusion of spiritual growth and emotional fulfillment. Emotional withdrawal and lethargy.

Gawrsh, can. I reckon our work in this town really IS done. But wow, lookit that: I got to ride shotgun with a real hero and you got to lead the charge of a Knight of Wands (soon to be made into the porn flicker, Wanda's Night with Knight of the Wandering Wand)

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quote:
Originally posted by livermeer kenmaile:
Ah, the sink-raw-nicety of it all... (is that what the site really said? too cool...)

O ye of little faith, here is the screenshot:

liverspot's reading

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Gawrsh, can. I reckon our work in this town really IS done. But wow, lookit that: I got to ride shotgun with a real hero and you got to lead the charge of a Knight of Wands (soon to be made into the porn flicker, Wanda's Night with Knight of the Wandering Wand)
Well, thanks to that Tarot Reading, I'm motivated to go get a Taro Bubble Milk and get back to my cause, to which I have definitely become lethargic about lately.

I'm late! I'm late!

Back down the rabbit hole to the salt mines of Reyka Jarrvikk (fourth satellite of the third gas giant orbiting p-678-Gestra in the Gamma sector of the Dea-4 nebula).

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3rd gas giant?

Too easy from any angle... [Wink]

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This makes me really sad.

I like to know what goes into my body. Yes, I read ingredient labels anyway, but it's nice to know if, say, the fish I want to eat was raised in contaminated water.

Ugh.

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People didn't mind preempting local authority to regulate food and drug law when it worked in their favor, elevating standards in states that had chosen not to regulate.

Now that they don't like what the feds are doing they start claiming that the federal government is being heavy handed.

H-bomb armed and activated. 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, Fire!

Hypocrites.

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