Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK) is calling for immediate hearings regarding a lawsuit alleging the EPW is conducting illegal human experiments by exposing people to concentrated high levels of substances the EPA has deemed carcinogenic. (snip) If true, “the EPA may be criminally liable for its conduct,” Sen. Inhofe says. Citing a June 2005 report, ‘Human Pesticide Experiments,’ Inhofe says “[T]he EPA’s conduct may violate laws, regulations and ethical standards set for the protection of human subjects.” In a separate statement announcing the letter, Sen. Inhofe says he "finds it extremely disturbing the EPA may have conducted illegal human experiments."
EPA caught in their own tangle of lies. First the publish an endangerment finding to declare PM(2.5) to be hazardous at all levels. Then, to check whether the conclusion is correct, they test it on volunteers without informing them they are being given what the EPA considers a lethal dose. What would be the icing on the cake would be if the lawsuit were actually being funded with taxpayer dollars. I wouldn't be surprised but I won't say it is likely.
The EPA is not accountable, people that work under the umbrella of the EPA are. It is very frustrating to read about an SUV killing a jaywalker, a gun shooting someone, or some branch of the government doing this or doing that. As long as individuals are not held accountable for what they do, nothing will change.
Why is he publicizing a 2005 paper* that was prepared for Boxer and Waxman by the Democrats' Special Committee on Govt Reform which points finger at the Bush Admin for allowing the EPA to consider human testing at this moment in time ?
#6, that issue was about using foreign data that involved tests on humans. It was determined under Bush that the US would not use that kind of data, but they didn't make a regulation against it and THIS EPA took that as a license to go nuts. No danger here, except to some freaks in the EPA who were allowed to run free to please the new normal under BHO.
A massive Boeing 747 Dreamlifter cargo plane that landed at the wrong airport late Wednesday safely took off from that airport shortly after 2 p.m. ET on Thursday. There initially had been concerns that the mistaken airfield´s short runway could make it difficult for the aircraft to leave. The Dreamlifter ended up at the small Colonel James Jabara Airport Wednesday night in an apparent mistake. The flight, which departed from New York JFK, was supposed to fly to the McConnell Air Force Base but instead landed about nine miles away at Jabara. FACT SHEET: The 747 Dreamlifter (Boeing) In a warning that underscored
The Federal Communications Commission announced Thursday it will review its ban against cell-phone calls aboard airliners. The FCC has banned in-flight calls since 1991 because of concerns that calls would jam ground-based communications systems. The commission considered relaxing its ban in 2004, but decided against a change after a flood of opposition and because of lingering technical questions. In revealing its agenda for the Dec. 12 meeting, the FCC announced that it would consider changing its rules to allow airline passengers access to mobile wireless services. "Modern technologies can deliver mobile services in the air safely and reliably, and the time is right
San Francisco -- A federal jury on Thursday returned its damages verdict against Samsung, saying the electronics giant should pay Apple $290 million in the patent dispute involving technology used in iPhones and iPads. The juror decision came after several days of deliberations that began on Tuesday after U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh gave juror instructions following closing arguments from both sides in the San Jose court room. Apple and Samsung are embroiled in worldwide patent litigation disputes spanning multiple courts. Legal experts say Apple´s suits against Samsung serve as a proxy war against Google´s Android operating system. Apple was seeking $380 million
On Friday evening, MSNBC´s Martin Bashir, a man known largely for interviewing Michael Jackson back in 2003, made a name for himself in a new way: He stated that former Alaska governor and vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin deserved to have someone "p*ss" and "s***" in her mouth. The repulsive comments came on the heels of Palin´s statement that racking up debt to China would result in the enslavement of future generations to a foreign power. Bashir read a long passage from sadistic slave owner Thomas Thistlewood, who forced slaves to urinate and defecate on each other. "She confirms that if anyone
Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) says increasing access to health care and lowering health care costs are at the heart of his bill that stands as an alternative to Obamacare. "We drafted this bill with a working group of members of the Republican Study Committee, which I chair," Scalise told Fox News´s Neil Cavuto on Wednesday. He said momentum is building for the American Health Care Reform Act, which is being taken "very seriously." "It´s a very concise bill. It´s less than 200 pages long. It´s not the 2,700-page bill that Obamacare is," Scalise said. "And also we have over 100 members of Congress
"Obamacare is a disaster. It is hurting millions of people all across this country," Sen. Ted Cruz told Fox News´s Sean Hannity Wednesday night. "Sadly, all of the concerns of the millions of Americans who spoke up for months are coming true and proving even worse than was feared." Cruz dismissed the Democrats´ "Band-Aid fixes" and said repealing the law is the "only answer." "And you know, the president apologized, but an apology is only meaningful if you make it right. And the way to make it right is to repeal it all and instead to allow people to buy insurance across
President Barack Obama on Wednesday awarded the highest honor that can be bestowed on a civilian – the Presidential Medal of Freedom – to 16 people, including a homosexual who led the socialist party in the United States and astronaut Sally Ride, whose partner “outed” her as a lesbian in Ride’s obituary last year. On Baynard Rustin’s website, his lover and the executor of his estate, Walter Naegle, wrote about the gay activist’s life, including his 10-year homosexual relationship with the author and his national chairmanship of the Social Democrats USA, formerly the Socialist Party of America. “As a gay man, relatively
Washington — Senate Democrats eased the way for swift approval of President Barack Obama´s current and future nominees on Thursday, voting unilaterally to overturn decades of Senate precedent and undermine Republicans´ ability to block final votes. The 52-48 vote to undercut venerable filibuster rules on presidential appointees capped more than a decade of struggle in which presidents of both parties complained about delays in confirming appointees, particularly to the federal courts. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, who launched the move, accused Republicans of "unbelievable, unprecedented obstruction" of Obama´s selections to fill court vacancies and other offices. "It´s time to change the Senate, before
In the fourteen fiscal years that preceded President Barack Obama’s inauguration in 2009, the tax receipts coming into the federal government’s Disability Insurance Trust Fund exceeded the benefits paid out, and the trust fund ran a surplus. In each of the five fiscal years Obama has served as president, the trust fund has run a deficit as the number of people receiving disability benefits has surged. The Disability Insurance Trust Fund has never before run five straight years of deficits. In fiscal 2013, which ended on Sept. 30, the Disability Insurance Trust Fund ran a record deficit of $31.494 billion, according to
On Wednesday, Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) released a video to Breitbart News exclusively in which he argued that the surveillance state under President Obama had grown beyond any reasonable proportions. “We were once outraged and dismayed and spurred to resist when British soldiers came knocking at our door with illegitimate warrants seeking taxes on our papers. Today,” Paul continued, “your government responds that there is no expectation of privacy once you consign your records to a third party. Your government applies that the Fourth Amendment applies not at all to your bank records, your Visa bill, your internet searches or
The partisan battles that have paralyzed Washington in recent years took a historic turn Thursday, as Senate Democrats eliminated filibusters for most presidential nominations, severely curtailing the political leverage of the Republican minority in the Senate and assuring an escalation of partisan warfare. The rule change means that federal judge nominees and executive-office appointments can be confirmed by a simple majority of senators, rather than the 60-vote supermajority that has been required for more than two centuries. The change does not apply to Supreme Court nominations. But the vote, mostly along party lines, reverses nearly 225 years of precedent and dramatically alters
Dallas, Tex. – The physical attractiveness of one’s spouse plays a major role in marital satisfaction for men, while women’s happiness in their marriage was not affected by their husband’s looks. A study of more than 450 newlywed couples over the course of four years found that men with physically attractive wives remained much more satisfied in their marriage than men who did not. However, the attractiveness of a woman’s husband played no part in the satisfaction that women felt from their marriage. The study, recently published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, first rated each member of the couples
´´Knockout´´ attacks have been reported in several states around the country and now investigators believe three people have been attacked in our area. Police in Lower Merion are investigating two attacks in the area, and Philadelphia detectives are investigating an attack in Northeast Philadelphia. It’s a violent crime that in other parts of the country has proven fatal. Videos from cities around the country show people being punched and beaten at random.
It´s no secret that Sarah Palin is mighty steamed at MSNBC and Martin Bashir over his despicable remarks about the abusive treatment he imagines for her. And now she´s doing something about it. The former Alaska governor and Fox News contributor was scheduled to sit down with Matt Lauer for a Christmas season interview. That´s now toast. Palin has now canceled Lauer´s scheduled trip to Wasilla, a source close to her tells me. It´s not because Palin is upset with Lauer or the "Today" show, but as a protest against NBC for not taking action against Bashir. In fact, Palin once sat
MICHELLE OBAMA: I thought I wanted to be a pediatrician when I was really little and then I wasn´t that great at math and science so I switched to law because my mother told me that I like to argue a lot. But I realized in high school and in college that you don´t have to exactly know, you´re kind of always discovering yourself. So I studied law, I went to law to school, but was pretty clear I just wanted to be a good student. I wanted to know how to read and write and communicate, be able to
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid´s finger is hovering over the big red button that will launch the Democrats´ nuclear attack against the United States Senate. By which we mean that, having secured 51 votes, Reid reportedly plans to advance a change to the body´s voting rules that would facilitate the approval of presidential nominees. KABOOM. That rules change, the much-discussed "nuclear option," is not an insignificant move for Reid. It´s not as bad as what happened in, say, Hiroshima in 1945, but it upends a long-standing tradition in the chamber. The problem in the Democrats´ view, as we´ve noted before,
In an interview on BET last night with Bow Wow and Keshia Chante, First Lady Michelle Obama talked up her husband, President Barack Obama. "I always say my husband has got swag," said Mrs. Obama. "He’s got a little swag." The audience applauded. Mrs. Obama also said that the president of the United States "sings all the time." She continued, "Oh, yes, he’s in the bathroom all the time just singing." She also praised her husband. "[H]e has got a good voice." Here´s a transcript of that exchange:
Well folks, it looks like Arizona Senator John McCain will "be one of these old guys that should’ve shoved off.” According to the Arizona Republic, McCain is set to attend a glitzy fundraising for his 2016 campaign in New York City. Sen. John McCain has scheduled a December fundraiser in New York City, the surest sign yet that the veteran Arizona Republican is serious about possibly pursuing a sixth term in 2016. According to a copy of the invitation obtained Tuesday by The Arizona Republic, McCain is asking supporters to join him 6 p.m. Dec. 16 at the midtown St. Regis Hotel
President Barack Obama told a gathering of corporate executives Tuesday he´s confident that his model of health care will work in the end, but he said he´s going to have to "re-brand" it to sell it to a skeptical public. He didn´t use the word "Obamacare" once on Tuesday in talking about his health care law, but he mentioned the "Affordable Care Act" seven times. "So, look, I am confident that the model that we built, which works off of the existing private insurance system, is one that will succeed," Obama told the Wall Street Journal´s CEO Council Annual Meeting
The White House has admitted that it was wrong to promise that people would be able to their health care plans under Obamacare. "With respect to the pledge I made that if you like your plan you can keep it, I think -- you know, and I’ve said in interviews -- that there is no doubt that the way I put that forward unequivocally ended up not being accurate. It was not because of my intention not to deliver on that commitment and that promise. We put a grandfather clause into the law but it was insufficient," President Obama said
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi says although some Democrats may be voting politically to distance themselves from Obamacare, they were still supporting the law and working in their districts to implement it. "This is history and the future and progress," she stated emphatically, "It stands right there as Social Security, Medicare, affordable health care, as a right, not a privilege for the few, but a right for the many." She was speaking Tuesday at an event sponsored by BuzzFeed. Pelosi acknowledged she was "really disappointed" that the technology behind the website failed, but said she was excited to see the program fully
President Obama’s approval rating has sunk to 37 percent in a new poll released Wednesday — the lowest of his presidency — and his disapproval rate is at 57 percent, a new high for him in CBS News polls. His approval rating has dropped 9 points since October, according to the CBS News poll. Approval of his health care overhaul, commonly known as Obamacare, is now at an all-time low of 31 percent and disapproval is at 61 percent, a high for the poll, as his administration scrambles to deal with the fallout from a rocky rollout of major parts
Appearing shell-shocked by the Harry Reid’s abrupt move to pass the “nuclear option” through the Senate, Republicans there issued ominous warnings to reporters outside the chamber. “When you start, it’s like wars — there’s no end to this. I don’t know where it goes,” says Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina. “In my view this is the most important and most dangerous restructuring of Senate rules since Thomas Jefferson wrote them at the beginning of our country,” Senator Lamar Alexander of Tennessee says. Democrats have been open about wanting the change so President Obama’s regulations, executive actions and other unilateral decisions enjoy a
Representative Jan Schakowsky (D., Ill.) announced she will fast for a day as part of a push for amnesty. She will join an effort by activists on the National Mall who began fasting over a week ago. “I’m so inspired by the fasters and … how they’re willing to put their bodies on the lines, their health on the line to raise attention to an issue that is really tearing at the fabric of our country,” she said. Schakowsky, who has planned her fast for Thursday, encouraged her colleagues to join her in her day-long fast. Schakowsky, who has planned