January 24, 2008

More Stuff

- Sibel Edmonds, FBI whistleblower.

- Our Iraq recession is coming as a complete surprise to the chattering classes.

- In Davos trip vs. Constitution, Majority Leader Reid says, Davos wins.

- The US' two front war.

- Stiglitz writes in the Paper of Record on how to stop the downturn. (h/t Agonist)

- More MLK.

- Want to stop illegal immigration from South of the border? Help Mexico's economy.

- What Bush did to the country. (h/t solai)

- Saudi Arabia will end its ban on women driving because of activist Saudi women. Yay, activist Saudi women.

- Avedon's usual linky goodness, with some wayback Kyoto Protocol horror projections (gas at $1.91 per gallon in 2010!) and a FISA vote roundup.

- Sexist opposition to Hillary Clinton is coming out of the closet. It's clear already that whether Clinton or Obama are the Democratic nominee, the wingnuts' veiled bigotry is going to be on full frontal display overdrive. I like to think that this will so repel the American people that they'll provide an inadvertent boost to the Democrats, just as the Tweety Effect helped Clinton in New Hampshire, boosting turnout among insulted cohorts and causing overt rejections of bigotry among other voters. But again, I like to think well of people.

- Contact your governor to support milk labeling that allows you to choose whether or not to buy milk from cows that haven't been given bovine growth hormones, referred to as rBST or rBGH. While rBGH doesn't directly affect humans, it increases production of IGF-1, a hormone that does affect humans and has been linked with increased risks of certain types of cancer. Monsanto, the maker of rBGH, is lobbying heavily at the state level to ban labeling that allows consumers to choose whether or not to buy rBGH milk.

Posted by natasha at January 24, 2008 03:33 AM | Recommended Reading | Technorati links |

In local chain grocers there is actually local (cows within 30 miles of the city), hormone-free milk sold in glass bottles with deposits. Being in a farming region makes things like this possible.

Posted by: Scorpio at January 24, 2008 08:44 AM