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Human beings will be happier - not when they cure cancer or get to Mars or eliminate racial prejudice or flush Lake Erie but when they find ways to inhabit primitive communities again. That's my utopia.
~Kurt Vonnegut
Wednesday, October 31, 2001

Bill Moyers : This Isn't the Speech I Expected to Give Today when Dick Cheney invited the energy companies and their lobbyists to write his energy
plan, he didn't reckon on terrorism or the advice of Harvey Wassermann. Harvey Wassermann
has spent years studying these issues and writing about America's experience with atomic
radiation. He tells us that one or both planes that crashed into the World Trade Center could
easily have obliterated the two atomic reactors now operating at Indian Point, about 40 miles
up the Hudson River. Regulations put out by the nuclear regulatory commission regarding plant
safety don't address that sort of event, and neither plant was designed to withstand such
crashes. Until now Harvey Wassermann's scenario was unthinkable. Had one or both of those
jets hit one or both of the operating reactors at Indian Point, the ensuing cloud of radiation
would have dwarfed the ones at Hiroshima, Nagasaki, Three Mile Island and Chernobyl. At the
very least the massive impact and hellish jet fuel fire would destroy the human ability to control
the plants' functions. Vital cooling systems, back-up power generators and communications
networks would crumble. The assault would not require a large jet. The safety systems are
extremely complex and virtually indefensible. One or more could be wiped out with a wide
range of easily deployed small aircraft, ground-based weapons, truck bombs or even
chemical/biological assaults aimed at the operating work force.
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Backyard Terrorism Last year, partly as a result of the campaign run by SOA Watch, several US congressmen tried
to shut the school down. They were defeated by 10 votes. Instead, the House of
Representatives voted to close it and then immediately reopen it under a different name. So,
just as Windscale turned into Sellafield in the hope of parrying public memory, the School of the
Americas washed its hands of the past by renaming itself Whisc.
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Tuesday, October 30, 2001

Posters and multi-media files of People Have the Power
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Next Rally City: BOSTON, MA Saturday
Get Tickets ONLINE :: OR :: Watch The
WebCast LIVE!

Ralph Nader
addresses a full
house with his
input on this
terrible tragedy:
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Monday, October 29, 2001

What does it all mean?

Human reason has this peculiar fate that in one species of its knowledge it
is burdened by questions which, as prescribed by the very nature of
reason itself, it is not able to ignore, but which, as transcending all its
powers, it is also not able to answer.
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For those with nothing better to do, this site was created just for you.homelandabsurdity Usually those with nothing better to do spend a lot of time thinking. This site is thought provoking in addition to having some great links to online radio.
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Sunday, October 28, 2001

The Times A simple “sniff and sex”
aerosol that appears to
guarantee an improved love
life for both men and women
is close to development.
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For a fresh view that the mainstream media just doesn't want to touch Common Dreams NewsCenter - News & Views for the Progressive Community
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Wednesday, October 24, 2001

North American Industrial Hemp Council Hemp food companies are given a 120-day grace period to dispose of
inventories, and all consumption is immediately banned. Interested
parties including the general public along with hemp-product companies
are given 60 days to comment on the new rules. As well as filing formal
comments with DEA, interested parties can contact their senators and
members of Congress to present their views on the new rules.
The DEA states in 01-25024: "DATES: This interim rule is effective
October 9, 2001. Comments must be received by DEA on or before
December 10, 2001.
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Thursday, October 18, 2001

AlterNet -- Susan Sontag, "The Traitor," Fires Back Writer Susan Sontag has produced many texts during her four-decade career, including historical novels and reflections on cancer, photography and the war in Bosnia. But it was a brief essay, less than 1,000 words long, in the Sept. 24 issue of the New Yorker that created the biggest uproar of her life.
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Tuesday, October 02, 2001

Ananova - India moves to measure its average penis size
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Tobacco may mimic antidepressemt drugs

Chronic smokers possess biological changes in the brain similar to those
produced by long-term antidepressant use, which may explain why smokers
find it hard to quit and why smoking is common in people with depression, say
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The feminization of American culture Today, the best qualification for
leadership may be the ability to listen. The feminine way
of seeing the world and its problems is, arguably,
becoming the mainstream way.
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Paying for online news.. If Salon Readers Won't Pay for Sex, Will
They Put Out for News?
Now this is a crappy link. Click and judge for yourself!
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Molecule seeks out, destroys tumors
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Antidepressant curbs brain shrinkage
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