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February 26, 2010

Unemployment Expiring Sunday -- Reid Lets Senate GO HOME???

-- by Dave Johnson

In the news Unemployment Extension Fails in Senate,

The Senate failed late Thursday to extend programs for laid-off workers, jeopardizing unemployment benefits scheduled to expire over the weekend.

... The Senate adjourned just before midnight with no further votes scheduled until Tuesday.

Harry Reid LET THEM GO HOME!

Heck of a job, Harry!

Posted by Dave Johnson at February 26, 2010 11:57 AM


Comments

The good but completely unrelated news is that the Public Library of Science (PLOS) will no longer consider any paper or research that was funded in whole or part by the tobacco industry.

http://www.plosmedicine.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pmed.1000237

http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE61M1M220100223

"therefore health research sponsored by tobacco companies is essentially advertising. Publication is part of tobacco company marketing, and we believe it would be irresponsible to act as part of the machinery that enhances the reputation of an industry producing health-harming products."

"Second, we remain concerned about the industry's long-standing attempts to distort the science of and deflect attention away from the harmful effects of smoking. That the tobacco industry has behaved disreputably—denying the harms of its products, campaigning against smoking bans, marketing to young people, and hiring public relations firms, consultants, and front groups to enhance the public credibility of their work—is well documented..."

Woo Haaa!

Posted by: grannyinsanity [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 26, 2010 10:55 PM

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