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Monday, October 27, 2008

Perhaps allowing an 8-year-old to fire an Uzi is to the Second Amendment what allowing one to read Hustler would be to the First Amendment

Perhaps not. Setting all subjective moral beliefs aside, however, in the United States of America it is actually legal to allow a young child to fire an Uzi while allowing one to read Hustler would most certainly provide legal grounds for an inquiry from Child Protective Services likely to result in diminished parental rights and/or jail time. The adults who allowed this horrific shooting death to occur are as likely to face jail time as Hustler is to go out of business.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

The Bush-Cheney junta fires a parting shot at hungry kids in Philadelphia

According to the Inky, the Bush-Cheney junta is apparently not satisfied with the economic hardships it has already inflicted upon middle and lower income Americans. Now they want to eliminate Philadelphia's school breakfast and lunch programs to ensure that more of the most vulnerable members of our society will now face even more hunger and deprivation. It's disgusting but not surprising.

Monday, October 6, 2008

A New Infectious Disease May Be Emerging in Southern Africa

The Mail and Guardian reports that four people near Johannesburg have recently died from an unknown, apparently contagious illness that begins with flu-like symptoms. It may have originated in Tanzania, from whence the first two victims originated. Three out of four victims have tested negative for hemorrhagic fever, and the fourth will be tested today.