Kraft Food's Trolli Road Kill Gummi Candy had television advertising with
animations of car headlights and animals.
The candy is shaped like snakes, chickens, and squirrels: all with tire marks.
The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals lobbied successfully against Kraft.
I think the candy design reveals not only United Statesian love of violence; it also teaches children, from a very young age, that the violence automobiles do to nature, to the environment in general, including smog and global warming, is somehow sweet.
Published: March 1, 2005
ASHINGTON, Feb. 28 - A federal district judge in South Carolina ruled Monday that President Bush had greatly overstepped his authority by detaining an American citizen as an enemy combatant for nearly three years without filing criminal charges.
The judge, Henry F. Floyd, ruled that the government must release the American, Jose Padilla, within 45 days from the military brig in Charleston, S.C., where he has been held since June 2002. That left the Bush administration time to appeal, and a Justice Department spokesman, John Nowacki, said officials immediately decided to do so.
In his opinion, Judge Floyd sharply criticized the administration's use of the enemy combatant designation in Mr. Padilla's case.
"The court finds that the president has no power, neither express nor implied, neither constitutional nor statutory, to hold petitioner as an enemy combatant," Judge Floyd wrote.
The judge said he had no choice but to reject the president's claim that he had the power to detain Mr. Padilla, who was arrested in May 2002 at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago and was later accused of having planned to detonate a radiation-spewing "dirty bomb" in the United States as part of a plot by Al Qaeda.
"To do otherwise would not only offend the rule of law and violate this country's constitutional tradition," Judge Floyd wrote, "but it would also be a betrayal of this nation's commitment to the separation of powers that safeguards our democratic values and individual liberties."
Judge Floyd, who was nominated to the court by President Bush in May 2003, said that to agree with the president would "be to engage in judicial activism," a phrase often used by the White House to criticize rulings with which it disagrees.
American Civil Liberties Union sued Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld for authorizing and failing to halt torture.
"... Arkan Mohammed Ali, a 26-year-old Iraqi held for a year from June 2003 to 2004, alleges that U.S. personnel twice beat him unconscious, used a knife to repeatedly stab and slice his forearm, burned and shocked him with a metal device, locked him naked for several days in a small wooden box, urinated on him and made death threats against him.
Mehboob Ahmad, a 35-year-old Afghan citizen held for five months in 2003, said he was probed anally, hung upside down from the ceiling by a chain and hung by his arms for extended periods...."
It seems that Mr. Gonzales, the Secretary of Justice (!) wrote the legal justification of torture, redefining torture to mean either murder or causing an internal organ to fail.
Yesterday, the Judiciary Branch ruled that a U.S. citizen who has not been charged with any crime--and yet held in custody for over a year--must either be charged with a crime or released.
Jeb Bush's daughter is a member of Generation Rx. Today's generation that, unlike the hippies, rebels from WITHIN the corporate drug system. Everything looks clean and professional - kind of like Ken Lay.
Generation Rx is today's generation of teenagers: the first the abuses LEGAL drugs (prescription and over-the-counter) more than "illicit" drugs.
Q: What age are teens abusing prescription medications?
A: Kids as young as 12 are trying or using prescription medications
Pharmaceuticals are often more available to 12 year olds than illicit drugs because they can be taken from the medicine cabinet at home, rather than marijuana which necessitates knowing someone who uses or sells the drug. Also, pills may have a perception of safety because they are easier to take than smoking pot or drinking alcohol and are professionally manufactured in a lab.
Q: What types of prescription medications are teens abusing?
A: The National Survey on Drug Use and Health identifies 4 types of prescription medications that are commonly abused — pain relievers, stimulants, sedatives and tranquilizers. Eleven percent of teens (aged 12-17) reported lifetime non-medical use of pain relievers and four percent reported lifetime non-medical use of stimulants.
Q: Do different groups abuse different types of medications?
A: Yes. Painkillers are the most common pharmaceutical abused by teens, especially by younger teens. Stimulant abuse is more common among older teens and college students than younger teens. Girls are more likely to be current (past month) abusers of prescription medications than boys (4.3 vs. 3.6 percent). [Source: 2002 National Survey on Drug Use and Health. ]
George Bush holds hands and strolls among the flowers with the ruler of Saudi Arabia. Georgie courts the man who controls the price of OIL. But Georgie won't even meet with the Palestinians to make peace and protect Israel and the United States from terrorism. Terrorism gives Georgie power. Georgie doesn't mind how much the Saudis oppress women. Georgie loves oil and the oily man.