This is precious -

EPA Proposal Would Allow Human Tests Of Pesticides

"President Bill Clinton issued a moratorium on using such tests in 1998, but the Bush administration has revived the practice on a case-by-case basis while crafting the new standards."

"Under the draft rule, the EPA could still accept some studies involving children, pregnant women and newborns, and it would not establish an independent ethics review board to scrutinize human studies on the grounds that this would 'unnecessarily confine EPA's discretion.' The agency would allow testing pesticides on humans to determine at what level they become toxic. This could include tests on prisoners even though they might be 'vulnerable to coercion or undue influence,' the draft rule states."

Nice. Prisoners and babies. I know that the Bush administration loves chemical companies, but if the administration lets them kill us, they're not going to have any customers anymore! The Bushies aren't showing very much foresight in protecting their constiutency here. Their constituency, of course, being large corporations.
Sweet Jesus.

High court OKs personal property seizures

Does this not seem like a huge abuse of Eminent Domain?

And does it not bring "Snow Crash" just a bit closer? :-P

Yay, corporate rights vs. individual rights!!!

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