The House AGRICULTURE Committee in Illinois has now decided transvaginal probe ultrasounds ought to be required in at least some cases when women seek abortions.
As my friend Mike Gizzi says: the AGRICULTURE Committee. Because women are apparently cows.
And let’s be clear: ALL THIS TO GET A PROCEDURE THAT IS LEGAL!
It’s time to stop abusing women in the law.
Sad, so sad!!
Last weekend I took my partner Jo to Canberra for a late birthday weekend to go to the Renaissance exhibition. I normally use Budget for car hire but due to an offer via the airline we used plus high demand making rental cars expensive I took a car from AVIS.
When we got to the counter there was…
Very true in USA also!
Fifty years ago, the four most valuable U.S. companies employed an average of 430,000 people with an average market cap of $180 billion. This year, the four largest U.S. companies employ an average 120,000 people with an average market cap of $334 billion. The titans of 2011 have twice the the value of their 1964 counterparts with a quarter of the employees.
(via The Atlantic)
“New government-funded research has identified the top 100 effects of climate change and their expected impact on Britain and magnitude over this century.
The “Climate Change Risk Assessment” found that if no further action is taken to address climate change, annual flood damage to buildings could reach between 2.1 billion and 12 billion pounds, compared to current costs of 1.2 billion pounds.
“If I had to pick one particular issue, the flooding issue is the most dominant,” said Bob Watson, chief scientific adviser at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and one of report’s authors.
Britain is already at risk of extreme weather. In 2007, summer floods cost over 3 billion pounds and disruption from snowfall last year cost 600 million pounds a day over a several-day period.
More intense bursts of rainfall in summer and longer rainfall in winter will cause more floods, worsening damage and disruption to infrastructure and property. Over the longer term rising seas will bring coastal flooding, Watson added.
Annual insurance payouts and premiums will rise significantly, and more properties will find it harder to get insurance and obtain mortgages, the report said.
The government is spending 2.1 billion pounds on flood defenses over the next four years, but this represents a cut in funding of around 27 percent, the chairman of the environment agency said when the spending budget was announced in 2010.”
There’s definitely smth happening with the climate…
just like SOPA
I love how truth sounds better when you make fun of the big lie!!
Went to visit our friends at Shapeways today for an office tour and product showcase. Here’s some of the products they had lying around.
To design and print your own 3D stuff, go to shapeways.com
Love this one!