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BBC NEWS | Europe | Italy gripped by baby milk scare

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.

Bush between Iraq and a hard place...

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 in 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.

Tear open the storehouse!

As Jesus said, "Then every scribe who has been instructed in the kingdom of heaven is like the head of a household who brings from his storeroom both the new and the old." [Matt 13:52]

In the UK, HIV drug resistance increasing

There's no reason it won't happen here, too. No country's people have a monopoly on foolishness. BBC NEWS | Health | UK HIV drug resistance increasing. For those of you in the know, perhaps you can help me with a little question: Just what is "safe sex"?

Do you care enough to love where others will not?

How do we compensate for the irresponsible? The law says let them have their way to avoid public inconvenience. The saints have a different way. According to a reflection on the life of Mother Teresa at, entitled "Adoption Is 'A Concrete Way of Love'" the answer is to become super responsible: pick up the precious burdens that others drop and care for them.


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