Archives: 2004 January

Goodbye Government, Hello Board of Directors

January 13th, 2004, No Comments

WASHINGTON – Under a new proposal, the White House would decide what and when the public would be told about an outbreak of mad cow disease, an anthrax release, a nuclear plant accident or any other crisis. The White House Office of Management and Budget is trying to gain final control over release of emergency […]

Environmental Detective Work

January 12th, 2004, No Comments

To the Editor, The necessary detective work to uncover links between environment and illness is rarely performed in a comprehensive manner. Our bureaucracy resists the liability incurred from such proofs. This was all too apparent in the premature declarations of “safety” by EPA after the WTC tragedy and a year long delay in the offering […]

Environmental Initiatives at Boulder Community Hospital

January 11th, 2004, No Comments

To Whom It May Concern, I have just read of the progressive stance your hospital is taking concerning the elimination of wasteful protocols for your physical plant and concern for the environmental impact re: product selection. I was further impressed by your interest in evaluating the manner in which you select vendors to supply your […]

The risks of cancer are not exaggerated!

January 11th, 2004, No Comments

To the Editor, It is reasonable for scientists to resent public demands for formulas which will prevent cancer. The underfunded scientific community is up against well heeled industry who often provides their grants. Most of the time, industry is busy producing thousands of chemicals which are not tested for carcinogenic properties prior to marketing. It […]

Bill of Rights – On behalf of the chemically poisoned

January 10th, 2004, 1 Comment

The following ‘flight of fancy’ was written in response to a challenge issued by Steve Tvedten ( who wanted people to write in their version of a constitution that addressed this issue. I felt it was more appropriate to do so in the Bill of Rights. We are being deprived of the ability to a […]

Discrimination in Medical Care Among Injured Workers (WC Laws)

January 10th, 2004, No Comments

Dear Representative: I am writing to you about the tragic deprivation of injured workers of competent medical care. Existing laws often prevent their obtaining the services of their preferred physicians or consultation services with experts in relevant speciality areas. Also caught in the crossfire are physicians themselves, who may not openly choose to treat persons […]

Health Care Spending = A Sick Country

January 9th, 2004, No Comments

To the Editor, Health care statistics cannot be evaluated utilizing the same methods applied to other market sectors. Health care spending must be inversely related to the GNP, representing reduced worker productivity, diminishing labor pools and a drain on tax revenues from disability and welfare outlays for those who cannot work. The census informed us […]

A Return to Medieval Times

January 8th, 2004, No Comments

To the Editor, “Our nation needs an immigration system that serves the American economy and reflects the American dream.” So speaks the CEO of U.S.A. Inc. The American dream is a constitutional premise that anyone can pursue success through hard work. The establishment of a “guest worker” class at the same time the Department of […]

Second Thoughts on Free Trade

January 6th, 2004, No Comments

To the Editor, The reluctance to admit that “free trade” may actually be in conflict with American economic ideology, stems from its confusion with the concept of capitalism. America has not been practicing capitalism in its rush to regulate the marketplace in favor of vendors at the expense of consumers. True capitalism is a “trickle-up” […]

Tell the Whole Story, NY Times!!!

January 5th, 2004, 1 Comment

To the Editor, Your editorial ignores current pending legislation such as the Durbin bill, which not only bans ephedra but also nonprescription steroidal preparations. It also requires the reporting of adverse effects from supplements to be reported to the FDA, as for any drug action. These are reasonable measures. However, your demands for regulations that […]

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