Archives: 2010

The Morality of Legislation – Dear Senator Lautenberg

December 9th, 2010, No Comments

Dear Senator Lautenberg, As the most recent legislator to introduce a bill on “Toxics”, I have sent your office copies of the following correspondence because you and your colleagues in Washington need to know that we, the people, are unable to safe-guard our own health from one of the most common hazards around today—modern pesticides. […]

Fixing America Ltd.; How is it Supposed to Work?

November 25th, 2010, 2 Comments

The recent conviction of terrorist Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani proved that citizens can effectively implement justice in a system intended to be managed by civilians, preventing the military from ever taking supremacy over a government, “…of the people, by the people, for the people.”. The question remains why this normal judicial process was so long delayed. […]

All I want is Czechoslovakia – Appeasement Politics in the U.S.

November 19th, 2010, 6 Comments

Ezra Klein’s article in today’s Washington Post is a prime example of how easily we can mistake the dirty pool of politics for government policy. While earmarks are being banned (in a non-binding sort of way), we are ignoring the fact that every single item on the US legislative agenda is automatically turned into an […]

Veterans Continue to Lead by Example and Sacrifice: The ‘Invisible’ Injuries of the Vietnam and Gulf War Veterans

November 11th, 2010, No Comments

Pesticides. Yes, that is a recurring theme on this blog because, as even the CDC has remarked, pesticides are ubiquitous in our environment. There is no escaping exposures to these toxic chemicals despite the body of laws contained in the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act ( FIFRA), supposedly governing their use. No one can […]

The Morality of Litigation Part III – Enforcing the Principles

October 27th, 2010, No Comments

MY CASE IN POINT My recent blog posts have all referred to issues of pesticide poisoning in my own, personal experience and from reports of other incidents in the schools. I have posted about the adverse effects of these chemicals in the community at large when used lawfully and unlawfully. Most recently, I noted the […]

The Whistle-blower Express: Calling Lisa Jackson!

October 17th, 2010, No Comments

Administrator Lisa Jackson is one of the busiest people in America. Her recent appointment to head the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is of enormous importance to citizens throughout the world. Not since Carol Browner’s tenure in the Clinton White House, have we seen anyone as committed to the reduction of toxic substances in our personal […]

Pesticides: A Form of Eco(nomic) Terrorism

September 21st, 2010, 3 Comments

The New York Times reported a horrendous crime perpetrated upon young girls and their teachers in Afghanistan over a period of years, in the form of poisoning. Compounds commonly found in pesticides known as organophosphates (or “OP’s”) were applied to school buildings housing female students and mass illnesses occurred, while village authorities relegated the ailments […]

Derailing Discussion about Jobs:

September 6th, 2010, No Comments

All you have to do is bring up the phrase, “Free Market Economy”. Bob Herbert’s column, “Of Janitors and Kings” was, as usual, a fascinating commentary about our society from the vantage point of newly unemployed, low-wage workers. Most interesting is the information which wasn’t printed. We don’t know why this Goliath corporation needed to […]

WHEN IS ENOUGH ACTUALLY ENOUGH? ASBESTOS IN AMERICA

August 31st, 2010, No Comments

The Times-Dispatch in Virginia published an article by Jim Morris, an excellent journalist on environmental issues. It is terrifyingly titled, “US Asbestos Toll May Reach A Half Million Deaths”. Most of you likely think this substance has been banned by now. Many of us recall the scandal of so many military personnel exposed to it […]

The Morality of Litigation – Part II

August 15th, 2010, No Comments

Remembering the Principles (Part 1, ‘Forgetting the Principles’ is here and Part 3, ‘Enforcing the Principles’ is here) By now, you’ve gotten your cup of hot, McDonald’s coffee as suggested at the end of my last post on litigation. Our court system was designed to compensate victims and rectify social injustices in America. These principles […]

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