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Oct. 16th, 2008 @ 12:58 am
draconis_lupae
I'm surprised this community isn't getting more action but.. here we go.

The Sacramento County Republican Party hosted a graphic this week comparing Obama to Osama bin Laden, with the caption "The only difference between Obama and Osama is BS,"The Sacramento Bee reports. The text of the graphic adds, "Waterboard Barack Obama."

You can find the link to the president's email address on their contact us page. Write him. I did.

Texas: HPV vaccine Feb. 3rd, 2007 @ 08:10 pm
dragon_lord
Texas governor orders anti cancer vaccine

Bypassing the Legislature altogether, Republican Gov. Rick Perry issued an order Friday making Texas the first state to require that schoolgirls get vaccinated against the sexually transmitted virus that causes cervical cancer.

Tell ABC not to distort 9/11 Sep. 8th, 2006 @ 06:26 pm
fangirlsays
In a little over 48 hours, ABC will air a five-hour "docudrama" on the 9/11 attacks, written and produced by a right-wing activist who fabricated key scenes to blame Democrats and defend Republicans. An FBI agent who was brought in to consult on the docudrama quit because, he said, "they were making things up."

Go HERE to email ABC.

To email Disney (which owns ABC) go HERE.

Cross-posted

AIDS Vaccine Aug. 19th, 2006 @ 09:22 pm
dragon_lord
China touts success with first AIDS vaccine

China said on Saturday that initial test results of its first Aids vaccine showed it could protect people against the HIV virus.

None of the participants in the clinical trial's first phase showed severe adverse reactions after 180 days and some showed immunity to the HIV-1 virus 15 days after receiving the vaccine, the State Food and Drug Administration said.

"Initially, this indicates the vaccine is effective in stimulating the body's immunity," the administration said in a statement on its website.

Researchers were still analysing the outcome of the initial trial before deciding whether further tests would be carried out, it said.


China hopeful over tests

News: Ohio: Anti-Abortion legislation Jun. 13th, 2006 @ 12:00 am
dragon_lord
Bill would outlaw abortion

Tuesday has been on Roberta Aber's calendar for some time now.

What she terms ``an extreme piece of legislation'' -- another hot button issue popping up in the middle of this election year -- is scheduled for a Tuesday hearing in the Ohio House, and it has the full attention of the executive director of Planned Parenthood of Summit, Portage and Medina Counties.

House Bill 228, as proposed by State Rep. Tom Brinkman, R-Cincinnati, would criminalize all abortion -- whether to save the life of the woman or to end pregnancies resulting from rape or incest.


More information

New: Free internet? May. 5th, 2006 @ 01:03 pm
dragon_lord
taken directly from meninaiscrazy

Do you buy books online, use Google, or download to an iPod? Everything we do online will be hurt if Congress passes a radical law in upcoming days that gives giant corporations more control over what we do and see on the Internet.

Internet providers like AT&T are lobbying Congress hard to gut Internet freedom. They would allow AT&T to choose which websites open most easily for you based on which site pays AT&T more. If this law passes, almost every popular site—from Google to eBay to iTunes—must either pay protection money to companies like AT&T or risk having their websites process slowly. That why over 400,000 people have signed a petition opposing Congress' effort to gut Internet freedom.

We can all do our part to save the Internet—can you sign this petition to Congress? Click here:

http://www.civic.moveon.org/save_the_internet/?id=7481-3938271-c7JePIm61G_g5jvvbkxQKg&t=5

I signed this petition, along with 250,000 others so far. This petiton will be delivered to Congress before the House of Representatives votes next week. When you sign, you'll be kept informed of the next steps we can take to keep the heat on Congress.

Snopes.com, which monitors various causes that circulate on the Internet, explained:

Simply put, network neutrality means that no web site's traffic has precedence over any other's...Whether a user searches for recipes using Google, reads an article on snopes.com, or looks at a friend's MySpace profile, all of that data is treated equally and delivered from the originating web site to the user's web browser with the same priority. In recent months, however, some of the telephone and cable companies that control the telecommunications networks over which Internet data flows have floated the idea of creating the electronic equivalent of a paid carpool lane.

If companies like AT&T have their way, Web sites ranging from Google to eBay to iTunes either pay protection money to get into the "fast lane" or risk opening slowly on your computer. We can't let the Internet--this incredible medium which has been such a revolutionary force for democratic participation, economic innovation, and free speech--become captive to large corporations.

Politicians don't think we are paying attention to this issue. Together, we do care about preserving the free and open Internet.


This petiton will be delivered to Congress before the House of Representatives votes in several days. When you sign, you'll be kept informed of the next steps we can take to keep the heat on Congress.

If you want more information, here are two really good places to look.

SavetheInternet.com Coalition Web Site
http://www.savetheinternet.com/

New York Times Editorial—"Keeping A Democratic Web"
http://www.freepress.net/news/15263

News Mar. 10th, 2006 @ 10:00 pm
dragon_lord
Let's get the bad over with:

Death Penalty for practicing "gays
A Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate in Ohio wants to make homosexual behavior a capital crime punishable by the death penalty.

The GOP asks for church directories
The North Carolina Republican Party asked its members this week to send their church directories to the party, drawing furious protests from local and national religious leaders.[...]

Country music takes a stand against the Shrub:
Faith Hill and Tim McGraw say bullshit!
Faith Hill and Tim McGraw -- two stars who usually stay out of politics -- blasted the Hurricane Katrina cleanup effort, with Hill calling the slow progress in Louisiana and Mississippi "embarrassing" and "humiliating."

Hold the Ice Feb. 24th, 2006 @ 02:01 pm
dragon_lord
Fast Food Ice Dirtier than toilet water

Jasmine Roberts never expected her award-winning middle school science project to get so much attention. But the project produced some disturbing results: 70 percent of the time, ice from fast food restaurants was dirtier than toilet water.

The 12-year-old collected ice samples from five restaurants in South Florida — from both self-serve machines inside the restaurant and from drive-thru windows. She then collected toilet water samples from the same restaurants and tested all of them for bacteria at the University of South Florida.

In several cases, the ice tested positive for E. coli bacteria, which comes from human waste and has been linked to several illness outbreaks across the country.

News: South Dakota Feb. 24th, 2006 @ 03:55 am
dragon_lord
Ban on Most Abortions Advances in South Dakota

Setting up South Dakota to become the first state in 14 years to start a direct legal attack on Roe v. Wade, lawmakers voted on Wednesday to outlaw nearly all abortions.

Jan. 9th, 2006 @ 02:16 pm
dragon_lord
Create an e-annoyance, go to JAIL.

It's no joke. Last Thursday, President Bush signed into law a prohibition on posting annoying Web messages or sending annoying e-mail messages without disclosing your true identity.
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