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Certain Oral Contraceptives Becoming Increasingly Controversial

Previous two postings on Commoner:  "90,000 Votes & Petitions" and "Fascist Mayors"

From the "Ring of Fire" radio program and other news sources, it is becoming more widely known that Bayer Pharmaceutical Company's oral contraceptives for women are becoming increasingly controversial, and according to some studies more risky than some other types of oral contraceptives (see the link further below regarding the British Medical Journal's study on these contraceptives).  Why doesn't the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) pull these particular drugs off the market if there is a significant increased risk of health problems?  This is part and parcel of the problem of the FDA being run largely by corporate insiders or former corporate insiders who seem more concerned about their former companies' interests than the health and welfare of the public at large.

http://www.news-medical.net/news/20110425/Bayers-oral-contraceptives-may-increase-ri…

90,000 Votes & Petitions

Previous blog posting: "Fascist Mayors"

Hello supporters and voters,

It looks like I will have around 22% of the vote and 90,000 total votes for director of elections in King County despite the determined efforts of the poison-penned sycophants of the corporate mainstream news media, and of course the corporate media itself, to demean my candidacy. Despite everything, they failed tremendously, because my votes and my petitions have been significant enough to slowly but surely chip away at Democratic-Republican rule (it's effectively one party, they are a team). This election signifies that I am now a major player in Washington state politics, and that any election that I stand in from this point on, I have a chance of winning. Which also means that Washingtonians, in elections, may no longer go along with the so-called free trade mantra that has decimated jobs and the manufacturing sector (which has given the corporate mammoth even more reign over the government that is …

Fascist Mayors

Homelessness is quite hellish.  Nowhere to put your property.  Often nowhere to sleep.  And of course major difficulties in going through everyday-type life.  The long economic depression has made it just about impossible for many people to find jobs as a result of the so-called free trade boondoggles, the astounding corporate big-shot greed, in which a handful of individuals get paid ridiculously large amounts of money, and the overall indifference to citizens who are unemployed and suffering hard times.  Now, we have the spectacle of sleazy, fascist mayors all over America telling the "Occupy" demonstrators and the poor that they cannot set up encampments in public areas, overlooking the fact that many of these people have no home.  So people have been economically disenfranchised to the point that they cannot even afford a sleeping room, let alone an apartment, and now they are being told that they will be arrested if they sleep outdoors -- even though many of these citi…

Right to Know about GMOs Initiative

The Party of Commons will soon be sponsoring an initiative to the People that would require one of the state departments or agencies, yet to be determined, to post on their website the exact brand name or generic foods that have some genetically modified organisms (GMO) within them and that are sold in the State of Washinton.  This would be a simple list, that wouldn't necessarily have to be comprehensive, and would cost very little in state funds to operate.  Although, this is not as extensive as the proposed California initiative that would require labeling on the actual foods that have GMO, this is the best we can do given our shoestring budget, and we're hoping that some bigger organization in Washington will replicate the California initiative.  Anybody that can help us with funding this initiative, please, send any amount you can to P.O. Box 612, Bellevue, WA 98009.  We will file the paperwork as soon as possible in January and, if we get some funding help, print thousan…