Saturday, April 09, 2005
The Reprobate Bush Regime
and I think you've got a more truthful assessment of the situation.
EPA Halts Florida Test on Pesticides
By David D. Kirkpatrick
The New York Times
Saturday 09 April 2005
Washington - Stephen L. Johnson, the acting administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, said on Friday that he was canceling a study of the effects of pesticides on infants and babies, a day after two Democratic senators said they would block his confirmation if the research continued. Rich Hood, a spokesman for the agency, acknowledged that Mr. Johnson had canceled the test because of the objections to his confirmation. "They are pretty juxtaposed in time, aren't they?" Mr. Hood said. "There is clearly a connection."
But Mr. Hood said the opposition was not the only reason for the cancellation. "Mr. Johnson said in a meeting this morning that, his confirmation aside, he had come to pose serious questions as to whether or not this study was the appropriate thing to do," he said.
A recruiting flier for the program, called the Children's Environmental Exposure Research Study, or Cheers, offered $970, a free camcorder, a bib and a T-shirt to parents whose infants or babies were exposed to pesticides if the parents completed the two-year study.
The requirements for participation were living in Duval County, Fla., having a baby under 3 months old or 9 to 12 months old, and "spraying pesticides inside your home routinely." ...But he [the illustrious and public-spirited Mr. Johnson] attributed the cancellation mainly to mischaracterizations of the study. Some Democratic critics have portrayed it as deliberately spraying infants with pesticides.
"EPA senior scientists have briefed me on the impact these misrepresentations have had on the ability to proceed with the study," Mr. Johnson said. "EPA must conduct quality, credible research in an atmosphere absent of gross misrepresentation and controversy." END QUOTE.
of American crimes against humanity.
QUOTE:[Picture caption]: A detainee is escorted to interrogation by US military guards at Camp X-Ray at Guantánamo Bay U.S. Naval Base, Cuba, on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2002. The government is holding about 550 terrorist suspects at the US Navy base in Cuba. An additional 214 have been released since the facility opened in January 2002 - some into the custody of their home governments, others freed outright. (Photo: Andres Leighton / AP Photo)
[The Lead] A terror suspect held at Guantánamo Bay asked his US military judge a pointed question: "Is it possible to see the evidence in order to refute it?" In another case, a judge blurted out: "I don't care about international law."
Court documents reviewed by The Associated Press are giving dozens of Guantánamo detainees what the Bush administration had sought to keep from public view: identities and voices. ...Feroz Ali Abbasi was ejected from his September hearing because he repeatedly challenged the legality of his detention.
"I have the right to speak," Abbasi said.
"No you don't," the tribunal president replied.
"I don't care about international law," the tribunal president told Abbasi just before he was taken from the room. "I don't want to hear the words 'international law' again. We are not concerned with international law." END QUOTE.
The Bush Regime is indicted.The Associated Press has collected a number of court briefs and
various documents in the cases of several detainees imprisoned in the concentration camp at Guantanamo Bay.
The evidence shouts the guilt of the imperialist, fascist, neoconservative one-party state in power. Reprobates, you are justly and rationally condemned. The bullet is your only defense, primitive fear is your only shield.