Archives: 2003 November

Suits suggest welding is linked to Parkinson’s

November 30th, 2003, No Comments

To the Editor, This article is helpful in relaying concepts of risks to workers but also plays into the great myth that one can only examine one occupational risk at a time. Indeed, the realities are only hinted at in the article which does, at one point, indicate the absence of adequate ventilation as increasing […]

The Real Architects of Prosperity

November 30th, 2003, No Comments

To the Editor, These two articles reveal the real architects of any increase in corporate profit margins – the average worker who increases productivity to make up for an ever-shrinking workforce. I don’t recall any of my jobs as a speech pathologist and supervisor occupying less that 55 to 60 hours per week of my […]

Tropicana OJ with Sucralose

November 28th, 2003, No Comments

To the Editor, Regarding your announcement of Tropicana’s marketing of a “Light and Healthy” juice product to contain the artificial sweetener “sucralose”, I am wondering what checks your paper pursued to check the accuracy of such claims as is inferred by the name. While any Florida paper has vested interests in the juice industry, at […]

Coach ousted by Chemicals and a Very Happy Chemical Thanksgiving

November 27th, 2003, No Comments

To the Editor, Corrections are indicated re: nature of Coach Allen’s illness (cited as multiple chemical sensitivity) and the meaning of sufficiency in your Thanksgiving editorial. Illness related to chemical exposures is not rare. Sixteen percent of New Mexicans and Californians (survey by health departments) noted adverse reactions to commonly encountered chemicals while 2 and […]

Woman faces reduced charge in scents case

November 27th, 2003, No Comments

To the Editor, Your article, “Woman faces reduced charge in scents case” by Pat Moore indicates that charges brought against a woman for intentionally damaging her husband via the use of household products containing toxic chemicals were reduced. This was due to the prosecutor concluding that the sprays never “touched” the husband despite his being […]

A Smorgasboard of Suicide Economics

November 23rd, 2003, No Comments

To the Editor, On July 17, 2003, you printed a letter I wrote which concluded that “The Bush administration is making a purposeful effort to bankrupt the government so as to eliminate entitlement programs or shift them …” to other providers. Your 11/22/03 edition was a smorgasboard of articles showing how close we are coming […]

Polls of Straw

November 20th, 2003, No Comments

To the Editor, This article was much more revealing about the media than it was about negotiations over the medicare bill! Here we see professional pollsters revealing that the majority of polls we likely read about are skewed because they present the parties being surveyed with questions on topics about which they know NOTHING! Thanks […]

Let’s deregulate the consumer!

November 20th, 2003, No Comments

To the Editor, It is time for our politicians on both sides to stop talking about regulation versus free markets since neither one actually accurately ‘labels’ the conflict over the economic situation. Capitalism died on the day that truth in labelling was made an undesirable practice, ending the public’s regulation of the marketplace. A free […]

Medicare Bill carries seeds of its own Destruction

November 19th, 2003, No Comments

To the Editor, Any passage of entitlement program funds proposed by this administration will contain the seeds of its own destruction making your support of the medicare bill extremely naive. The clause which will be activated when future reliance upon tax revenues reaches its ceiling is there to ensure programmatic cuts will occur on some […]

What Country does the White House Chief of Staff Live In?

November 15th, 2003, No Comments

To the Editor, This article is horrifying in what it reveals about the tenor of this presidency. The White House Chief of Staff, Mr. Card, was quoted as saying that, “The president has the sole responsibility for protecting and defending the Constitution of the United States of America.”. This was followed by his accusation that […]

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