Sunday, December 31, 2006
Saturday, December 30, 2006
Friday, December 29, 2006
But the UK Food Commission, Britain's independent food watchdog, condemned the proposal as "a giant step in the wrong direction".
If the FDA fully approves cloning, which is still on hold pending public consultation, US farmers will be able to export produce from these animals without any labelling.
The proposals have horrified animal welfare and consumer groups.
A report by FDA scientists Larisa Rudenko and John C. Matheson concludes that cloned animals are "virtually indistinguishable" from conventional livestock and therefore no labelling is required.
In time, fast-growing, super-size animals could be made capable of delivering big profits for farmers.
Consumer groups say not enough is known about the effects of eating cloned animals because the technology to produce them has been available only for a few years.
They also point out many people might have an ethical objection and will want labelling to ensure they are allowed to make an informed choice about what they buy and eat.
Carol Tucker Foreman, of the Consumer Federation of America, said the FDA was ignoring research showing cloning results in more animal deaths and deformities than other reproductive technologies.
A UK Food Commission spokesman said: "I think consumers would be rightly wary and suspicious. We don't know if there would be any health risk, but many people would feel it is somehow wrong. It is a giant step in the wrong direction."
Wednesday, December 27, 2006
U.S. Presidency to be Outsourced
WASHINGTON DC -- Congress today announced that the office of President of the United States of America will be outsourced to India as of May 1, 2007. The move is being made to save the President's $400,000 yearly salary, and also a record $521 billion in deficit expenditures and related overhead the office has incurred during the past 5 years.
"We believe this is a wise move financially. The cost savings should be significant," stated CongressmanThomas Reynolds (R-WA). Reynolds, with the aid of the Government Accounting Office, has studied outsourcing of American jobs extensively. "We cannot expect to remain competitive on the world stage with the current level of cash outlay," Reynolds noted. Mr. Bush was informed by email this morning of his termination. Preparations for the job move have been underway for sometime.
Rupinder Singh of IndusTeleservices, Mumbai, India, will be assuming the office of President as of January 21st. Mr. Singh was born in the United States while his Indian parents were vacationing at Niagara Falls, thus making him eligible for the position. He will receive a salary of$320 (USD) a month but with no health coverage orother benefits. It is believed that Mr. Singh will beable to handle his job responsibilities without asupport staff. Due to the time difference between the U.S. and India, he will be working primarily at night,when few offices of the U.S. Government will be open. "Working nights will allow me to keep my day job at the American Express call center, "stated Mr. Singhin an exclusive interview. "I am excited about this position. I always hoped I would be President someday." A Congressional spokesperson noted that while Mr.Singh may not be fully aware of all the issues involved in the office of President, this should not be a problem because Bush was not familiar with the issues either. Mr. Singh will rely upon a script tree that will enable him to respond effectively to most topics of concern. Using these canned responses, he can address common concerns without having to understand the underlying issues at all. "We know these scripting tools work," stated the spokesperson."President Bush has used them successfully for years."
Bush will receive health coverage, expenses, and salary until his final day of employment. Following a two week waiting period, he will be eligible for $240a week unemployment for 13 weeks. Unfortunately he will not be eligible for Medicaid, as his unemployment benefits will exceed the allowed limit. Mr. Bush has been provided the out placement services of Manpower, Inc. to help him write a resume and prepare for his upcoming job transition. According to Manpower, Mr.Bush may have difficulties in securing a new position due to limited practical work experience. A greeter position at Wal-Mart was suggested due to Bush's extensive experience shaking hands and smiling no matter what the circumstances. Another possibility is Bush's re-enlistment in theTexas Air National Guard. His prior records are conspicuously vague but should he choose this option,he would likely be stationed in Waco, TX for a month,before being sent to Iraq, a country he has visited."I've been there, I know all about Iraq," stated Mr.Bush, who gained invaluable knowledge of the country in a visit to the Baghdad Airport's terminal and giftshop. Sources in Baghdad and Falluja say Mr. Bush would receive a warm reception from local Iraqis. They have asked to be provided with details of his arrival so that they might arrange an appropriate welcome.
Tuesday, December 26, 2006
But the pictures were published in a Santa Gone Wild video . Thats when Santa started drinkin' & playin' with guns...The last thing Santa said was "it's not loaded, but I am ho ho..... "
Saturday, December 23, 2006
Ho Ho Ho
NORAD Keeps Track of Santa
Despite being pounded by the Holiday Blizzard of 2006, North American Aerospace Defense Command remains on alert for the nation and ready to track Santa Claus, according to NORAD officials. “NORAD Tracks Santa Operations Center is schedule to begin operations as scheduled at 2 a.m. Christmas Eve,” said Michael Perini, Director of NORAD and U.S. Northern Command Public Affairs.
More than 800 Santa tracking volunteers will cycle through the center answering telephone calls and e-mails from children around the world wanting to get a fix on Santa Claus’ whereabouts.
The North American Aerospace Defense Command annually "tracks" the flight of Santa Claus and associated reindeer across the skies on Christmas Eve, posting sighting data and imagery of the icon on its website.
If they can track Santa,Where in the fuck was NORAD on 9-11
Friday, December 22, 2006
Rain can't stop these! I again am using the plastic rolls (windowtreatments) I found, so let it rain!
Abraham Lincoln, 1864
Thursday, December 21, 2006
Wednesday, December 20, 2006
I know it should be Worst... this will be the last of the worse.
I have been putting the rolls of plastic to good work. I also found out what the rolls are, they are from a window treatment store, before they become window shades. It's tough & waterproof & that helps with all the snow & rain A2 gets. So check the dumpsters of window treatment stores.
Friday, December 15, 2006
Thursday, December 14, 2006
Why rush it's not his kids dying + The Bush Crime Family & all his buddys are making way to much money. Didn't King George II do the same thing when Hurricane Katrina hit?
The Iraq Study Group was put together for the election & was never meant to be followed. It was formed to make it look like King George II cared.
As President Bush weighs new policy options for Iraq, strong support has coalesced in the Pentagon behind a military plan to "double down" in Iraq with a substantial buildup in American troops, an increase in industrial aid and a major combat offensive against Muqtada Sadr, the radical Shiite leader impeding development of the Iraqi government.
Isn't "double down" a gambling term for upping a bet? But they aren't gambling with poker chips they are gambling with LIVES!
This sign is 1/4 plywood nailed to the legs of an old billboard.
by James Ridgeway
What is going on in the United States? Why won't Bush take decisive action in the Hurricane Katrina disaster and send in the military? He has control of the world's mightiest military machine—thousands of planes, trucks, boats, expertly trained men and women. Where are these people? How can the National Guard be so close to providing help, as the public is told, yet still there are people dying on the sidewalks of a major city?
Where has the Congress been? Why has it taken so long to call an emergency session? Why can't the federal government act?
Look back at Bush as the crisis gathered: He sits on his ranch. Over and over, his government issues dire warnings of the hurricane that is coming. The mayor of New Orleans starts the evacuation. Bush sits there, still on vacation. The storm strikes. Still he sits there. Then he acts. What does he do? He extends a helping hand to the oil industry, releasing some oil from the reserves and cutting pollution control. But the price of gas rises to even higher levels. The industry need more profits. Only in America can an industrial giant get away with saying there's a shortage when they're swimming in surplus. And Bush? For him, it's one more payoff to his campaign contributors. And the people of New Orleans? They sit on the baking rooftops and sidewalks. No water. No food. No help.
Then Bush acts again. He is decisive. On Wednesday, he gets in his plane and flies—flies real low, okay?—over the devastation. And then he goes to Washington and, as the papers say, "mobilizes" the rescue effort. He says: "It is so devastating that it is hard to describe it. Nine-eleven was a manmade attack. This was a natural disaster.
"New Orleans is more devastated than New York— and just physically devastated as is the coast of Mississippi, so we've got a lot of work to do and we'll get it done."
How would he know? Bush was sitting in a bunker under a cornfield on 9-11 while New York organized its own rescue.
He would not go to New York on that day. And now the best he can do is look out the window of his plane at the hurricane. His government says he'd like to visit—maybe even tomorrow—but the White House wants to make sure the president doesn't impede the rescue effort.
So he sits in the White House while the people he governs, the people of the South, die in the heat because they can't get a glass of water in the wealthiest country of the world. No wonder there are looters.
The president mocks us all.