May 23, 2003

Inch by inch, row by row, we're gonna help fascism grow....

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The Senate vote was 98-1 with Sen. Robert Byrd, D-W.Va., the only dissenter;
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On nuclear weapons, Rumsfeld won approval from both chambers for repeal of a 10-year ban on research into new "low-yield" weapons with 5 kilotons or less of destructive force, although actual construction of any new weapons would require further congressional approval.
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In related news.....

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Also included in the House defense authorization bill -- but not in the Senate version -- was a provision that would allow the Pentagon to sidestep two laws that protect endangered species, migratory birds and marine mammals that reside near or on military installations.
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You know marine mammals, those pesky whales and porpoises the Navy keeps killing with experimental high power sonar systems. Imagine going out fishing one day, but when you get there someone turns on a siren so loud that your ears literally bleed, and you'll get some idea of how the marine mammals feel.




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