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Issue No. 33: June-July '01

things within

This issue hit the streets June 8. This is some of it. Enjoy.
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Dissolving Bones and Cancer: The Chemical Industry Exposed by Elizabeth Moore
For over 40 years, the chemical industry kept many secrets regarding product safety on such consumer goods as hairspray and Scotchgard. The industry kept the facts hidden from the public despite reports of high toxicity, cancer and other health problems. Now the truth is out.

From the Editor: by Craig Mazer
The Juvenile (In)justice System. When will our society quit treating youth offenders like hardened adult criminals and quit distorting the facts about juvenile crime?

Mindpower by Patrick Scott Barnes
A Taboo Subject: It's hard to write about and difficult to read, but male prison rape is a reality. IMPACT Column by Tor Hyams
Just Say Yes!: With more drug war hardliners appointed to high-ranking positions, Tor begs the question, "Why is everyone so against drugs?"

Over-Priced Musings by Don Pflaster
Dinosaur Fuel Becomes a Dinosaur: It is inevitable that fossil fuels, being a nonrenewable resource, eventually will be exhausted. New options must be sought immediately.

Fish Are Not Swimming Vegetables
by Dawn Carr
More than 45 million sea animals are needlessly killed daily by U.S. fishing fleets and fish farmers. Most of them will die slow, painful deaths.

Quickies by various writers
A little bit on a whole heck of a hell of a lot of CDs.

Comic Relief: The Muddlemarch by Neal Skorpen
Two political toons -- An honest depiction of reality TV and a look at the hypocrisy of the war on drugs.
Choose: Honest depiction of reality TV | The hypocrisy of the drug war

Comic Relief: (Th)ink by Keith Knight
Hilarious but pointed look at two important issues: racism and police brutality.

This issue's quotes:

"Our task must be to free ourselves by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty."

--Albert Einstein

"Is it not better to place a question mark upon a problem while seeking an answer than to put the label 'God' there and consider the matter closed?"
--Joseph Lewis

"Democracy's the worst form of government except for all the others."
--Winston Churchill