Fired teacher, unwed and pregnant, sues Catholic school

Submitted by frlarry on Tue, 11/22/2005 - 21:24
According to this AP report, which appeared in New York Newsday, New York City - AP New York, the New York Civil Liberties Union filed a federal discrimination complaint against Queens Catholic school for firing a teacher who became pregnant out of wedlock. Presumably the NYCLU deems the woman's financial rights to be superior to the school community's moral and religious rights and hopes that the court agrees.

BBC NEWS | Europe | Italy gripped by baby milk scare

Submitted by frlarry on Tue, 11/22/2005 - 16:28
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This report from the BBC details the problems Italian mothers have encountered as a result of chemical contamination in a major alternative source of baby's milk: BBC NEWS | Europe | Italy gripped by baby milk scare. Of course this would not be an issue if they were not on the pill. Estrogen-based BCs are a lactation suppressant. For details on this consult, for example, Can Birth Control Pills Affect Breastfeeding.

Don't look a gift horse in the mouth, nor a camel either!

Submitted by frlarry on Tue, 11/22/2005 - 02:10
In his recent visit to Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, President Bush adroitly avoided being spat upon by a camel. Someone must have clued him in on the ruminants' raucous rebukes. Actually, it seems President Bush was there on an Asian tour to try to build up our trade with Asian nations and to try to shore up our allies in the dispute with North Korea over their nuclear weapons. For the C.N.N. report, see "Bush tries mare's milk, avoids camels in Mongolia".

Bush between Iraq and a hard place...

Submitted by frlarry on Sun, 11/20/2005 - 21:07
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Years ago, David Brinkley reported on the evening news, (and you'll have to correct me where I'm wrong) "Today, in Washington, John Mitchell, the Attorney General of the United States, called Senator Daniel K. Inouye, a certified American hero, a 'dirty Jap'." Delivered in his inimitable dead pan style, with enough pauses in just the right places to make his complex qualifications intelligible, it was a statement of such force it knocked me over when I heard it. The Attorney General was upset with Senator Inouye for his opposition to U.S. prosecution of the war in Viet Nam.