Friday, March 19, 2010

Interesting Juxtaposition on Freedom News Daily today

3) Israel: Rocket fired from Gaza kills Thai worker

Los Angeles Times

"A rocket launched from the Gaza Strip killed a Thai farmworker in southern Israel on Thursday, the first such fatality in the area in more than a year. The blast occurred in a clump of greenhouses in the farming community of Netiv Haasara, just north of Gaza. The 30-year-old victim was not immediately identified. Rocket and mortar fire into southern Israel from Gaza, which once occurred daily, has been dramatically reduced since the Israelis' 22-day assault on the coastal strip at the end of 2008 and early last year. But in recent days, the number of attacks has increased, including five in a 48-hour period, military officials said." (03/18/10) -----

4) Federal drug thugs launch new anti-tobacco offensive "for the children"

Los Angeles Times

"Taking aim at the tobacco industry's youth marketing machinery, the Food and Drug Administration Thursday outlawed free samples of cigarettes and banned the use of tobacco brand names on promotional gear and in the sponsorship of concerts and sporting events. Theagency also added a federal ban on the sale of cigarettes and smokeless tobacco products to people under 18, imposing a uniform standard on varying state restrictions already in place. ... The new rules 'will help our kids stay healthier by making it harder for tobacco companies to target them,' said Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said at a press conference announcing the new marketing rules." (03/18/10)

The government really has only one tool: search and destroy.


Anonymous said...

Hello. And Bye.

The probligo said...

I predict that Obama will have as much success at stopping Israeli developments on occupied West Bank land as did Carter, Bush Snr

Al said...

At least we have Health Care now.