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Dutch Euthanasia Law Goes in Effect


Associated Press Writer

April 1, 2002, 6:39 AM EST

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands -- Starting Monday, Dutch doctors may legally help end the lives of hopelessly ill patients suffering unbearable pain, as a law permitting euthanasia went into force.

Although the Netherlands became the first country to legalize mercy killings, a political debate continues over further relaxing the stringent guidelines for doctors, even allowing them to prescribe suicide pills for the elderly who are not terminally ill.


What We Do About Terrorism

by R. Lee Wrights

Fear rules the day! The horrific events that unfolded before a global audience on September 11th shocked a nation and stunned the world. Even in countries where acts of terrorism are practically daily occurrences people were horrified at how far madmen will go to exploit one of the most powerful emotions instinctive in human beings - Fear of the unknown. So quite naturally, what we do about terrorism is determined in large part by the amount of fear produced by acts of extreme violence.


Shame: A Major Reason Most Medical Doctors Don't Change Their Views

By Frank Davidoff

In the 1960s the results of a large randomized controlled study by the University Group Diabetes Program showed that tolbutamide, virtually the only blood sugar lowering agent available at the time in pill form, was associated with a significant increase in mortality in patients who developed myocardial infarction.

High-Tech U.S. Trash Floods Asia

By Cat Lazaroff

SEATTLE, Washington, February 26, 2002 (ENS) - Huge quantities of hazardous electronic wastes are being exported to China, Pakistan and India where they are processed in operations that are extremely harmful to human health and the environment, charges a new report by an international coalition of environmental organizations.

Argentine Ants Threaten Horned Lizards

By Cat Lazaroff

SAN DIEGO, California, February 26, 2002 (ENS) - Argentine ants, which have infiltrated the coastal regions of California, invading homes and displacing native species of ants, are also contributing to a sharp decline in the state's population of coastal horned lizards. California biologists have learned that the invasive ants are exacerbating the problems the lizards already face in their declining habitat.

89% US Dairy Herds Are Infected With Bovine Leukemia

Are You Drinking Virus-Infected Bovine Body Fluids?

By Robert Cohen

I thought that I was beyond being shocked about the extent of sickness on America's dairy farms. Today's column contains a most disgusting revelation, guaranteed to make you choke and gag on your next slurp of ice cream.

The current issue of Hoard's Dairyman, (Volume 147, number 4), the self proclaimed "National Dairy Farm Magazine," contains a revelation that surprised even me.


Asthma Campaign: Poor Diet in the Womb Raises Risk of Illness

March 2002

Newborn babies could be at much greater risk of developing asthma if their mothers eat food which is low in vitamin E during pregnancy, a new study has discovered.

The study, involving laboratory tests on the blood of 223 newborn babies, has added further weight to the theory that diet plays a very significant part in the development of asthma among children.


On May 23, 1933, Congressman Louis T. McFadden brought formal charges against the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve Bank system, The Comptroller of the Currency and the Secretary of United States Treasury for numerous criminal acts, including but not limited to, CONSPIRACY, FRAUD, UNLAWFUL CONVERSION, AND TREASON.

The petition for Articles of Impeachment was thereafter referred to the Judiciary Committee and has YET TO BE ACTED ON.