Daily Archives: July 21, 2005

King George’s Madness Linked to Arsenic

Scientists have found high levels of arsenic in the hair of King George III and say the deadly poison may be to blame for the bouts of apparent madness he suffered, according to this report. In 1969, researchers proposed the strange behavior of the monarch who reigned during the American Revolution resulted from a rare…

Nationwide Alliance Unveils Arctic Refuge Tour

This just in from a reader. Special vans emblazoned with images of polar bears and caribou will be crisscrossing the country this summer, mobilizing support for protecting the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. The van tours were officially launched today in Washington, D.C., and the first of the vans was cheered by a crowd of enthusiastic…

Conyers Issues Statement Opposing Patriot Act Renewal

Full Statement of Rep. John Conyers, Jr. opposing the reauthorization of the USA Patriot Act, thanks to Brad Friedman’s Blog. Let me say at the outset that every member of the House wants to make sure that law enforcement officials have the tools they need to protect the American people from terrorism. I also know…

Suit Claims Drummond Coal Stole Rights to Oil

By Stephen Flanagan Jackson BOGOTA, Columbia, July 21, 2005 – Already facing civil charges in the murders of three of its Colombia employees, the Drummond Coal Co. now must contend with a lawsuit alleging racketeering in a scheme involving the president of Colombia to illegally divert oil concessions to Drummond. Drummond Coal Co., based in…

Downing Street Memo Anniversary Event Update

The Birmingham, Alabama, chapters of Democracy For America and Progressive Democrats of America are combining efforts to host a local event this Saturday night to focus attention on the 3rd Anniversary of the now infamous No. 10 Downing Street meeting, in which British Prime Minister Tony Blair was told the Bush administration was “fixing it’s…