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Trial of Mining Giant W.R. Grace & The People of Libby, Montana

While the Crandall Creek odyssey was unfolding, I happened upon the documentary ‘Libby, Montana.’  The most shocking as touted by Earl Lovick during deposition, as manager of the mine for the W. R. Grace corporation, that the “the dangers of vermiculite” were considered to be “common knowledge.”   The documentary also enjoyed a stint on PBS on the series P.O.V.

U.S. V. GRACE

“Most extensive environmental criminal trial in U.S. history’ begins Monday”

“A Missoula federal court is the setting for a showdown between the federal government and W.R. Grace, which stands accused of deliberately concealing the dangers of tremolite-tainted vermiculite from the people of Libby Montana.” Continue reading

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How Freakin’ Fun!

I just saw a picture of Michelle Obama on the new swing set she and her husband purchased for their girls.  That’s it!  I’m getting a swing set, although this is who I’d be buying it for.  Seriously.

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Why are Pharmacists, Pharmacists?

Sometime in December of 2008, Bush’s HHS Secretary Michael Leavitt issued a ‘rule’ that would allow certain medical practitioners and service providers to decline performing, referring or paying for “abortion or any other health care practice that violates a religious belief or moral conviction” under those rules issued by Mr. Leavitt.

According to Leavitt, the rule was in response (reaction) to new ethics guidelines for OB-GYNs from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists:

“This rule protects the right of medical providers to care for their patients in accord with their conscience.”

In other words to protect those who refuse to administer medical services or prescriptions that go against their beliefs. Continue reading