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Bush Aides to Testify on Atty. Firings; Justices Rule Against Wyeth; Senate Keeps PMA Earmarks

POSTED: 09:47 AM ET, 03/ 5/2009 by Amanda Zamora

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I have always believed that the public has the right to know what its government is doing and thinking about, and the right to criticize and make comments on government policies."
— online chat by Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao: In Crisis, China Vows Openness

Rove, Miers to Testify » Attorneys for former president George W. Bush, the U.S. House of Representatives and the Obama administration reached an agreement yesterday to resolve a long-running dispute over the scope of executive power, a move that will allow lawmakers to question Bush aides Karl Rove and Harriet E. Miers about their roles in the firing of nine U.S. attorneys in 2006. — Washington Post

Justices Rule for Consumer in Wyeth Case » The Supreme Court ruled yesterday in favor of a woman who had her arm amputated after an improper injection of an anti-nausea medication and said drugmakers could not rely on federal regulation to shield them from lawsuits brought under state consumer protection laws. — Washington Post

Senate Keeps PMA Earmarks » Democrats cite a looming deadline to approve the $410 billion spending bill as Republicans fail to remove earmarks for 13 clients of the PMA Group, a lobbying firm under federal investigation for alleged fraud. Other earmarks include seven projects worth $1.2 million for Rick Renzi, a former Republican congressman indicted in 2008. — Washington Post, USA Today

UBS Execs May Be Prosecuted » UBS came under blistering attack during a Senate subcomittee hearing Wednesday amid a growing outcry over Swiss banking secrecy practices, with a top Justice Department official saying the agency might prosecute senior UBS executives as part of its tax evasion investigation into the Swiss bank. — New York Times

Routine Audit May Cost Edwards » The Federal Election Commission is expected to order former U.S. Sen. John Edwards' presidential campaign to pay more than $170,000 for accepting excessive contributions and other violations involving his 2004 presidential contest. — Charlotte Observer

After the jump...

» Obama Orders Review of Federal Contracting System (WaPo)
» President Obama's czar system concerns some (LAT)
» Justice Dept. Probes Medtronic’s Marketing (NYT)
» Inquiry finds U.S. rail oversight woefully inadequate (LAT)
» 7 Merrill execs subpoenaed about bonuses (WaPo)
» Issa: Documents, Raines's Statements at Odds (WaPo)

By Amanda Zamora |  March 5, 2009; 9:47 AM ET The Daily Read
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Patrick Swayze is struggling to survive cancer, and asking Congress to support cancer research.

Patrick Swayze is not admitting the full truth before God and Country
that the "special effects"
used filming the motion picture
"Point Break"
included carcinogens.

My husband worked more days than I did on "Point Break" and was allegedly exposed to more of these chemicals than me.
He died five years after working on the movie of cancer and other health problems.

My husband was never warned or informed of the federally regulated toxic hazardous substances in the "special effects", nor was I.

I still have health problems from them and suffer every day.

Patrick Swayze never apologized to me.

I pray to God to forgive him.
I named my little dog, "Z", born Aug. 19, 2003, after him, to remind me to be forgiving.

I hope that God will Bless Patrick Swayze and give him the strength to warn and inform people working in the movie industry that certain "special effects" contain Lead Azide, Lead Styphnate and PETN.

Lead Azide causes demylination of the long haired nerve fibers of the brain.

In the published federal court opinion, the judge refers to it as a "chemical weapon".

Lead Azide is also a carcinogen.

Just when I thought I was going to win,
U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy took campaign donations from the PAC of my opposing attorneys.

I lost.

The case should be re-opened on the Court's own Motion in order to be certain that employees in the movie industry are warned and informed of chemicals and given medical treatment.

Neither my now deceased husband nor I were warned or informed of the concealed chemicals, and neither of us received medical treatment.

I hurt every day.

The Supreme Court of the U.S. should re-open the case while Patrick Swayze is still alive to provide relief to workers in the movie industry and to order safer work conditions.

Ms. Cris Ericson
879 Church Street
Chester, Vermont 05143
U.S. Supreme Court Reports by Daniel A Klein LEXIS Publishing 2001 Page 119 Cris Ericson, Petitioner v IDC Services, Inc., et al. 528 US, 146 L Ed 2d, 2000 S Ct 1265. February 28, 2000.
Also, EPA Response to Citizen Petition Against Lead Azide, Federal Register April 15, 1997.

Posted by: crisericson | March 5, 2009 4:03 PM

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