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Category archives for Iraq

Here’s a thought for “Veterans” Day: one out of nine people in the US is a veteran but one out of four homeless persons is a veteran. That’s something for Americans to be proud of for sure. Support Our Troops is either just a slogan or they stop being worthy of support when they stop…

Peanut butter and war

If anything should signal the dire shape of the US food safety problem it’s FDA’s announcement last week that it is extending the warning over Salmonella contaminated Peter Pan peanut butter to products bought as far back as October 2004. FDA warnings about Peter Pan peanut butter have been steadily pushed back from May 2006…

Wound infections in Iraq and here

In August of last year we wrote a post, Festering wounds of Iraq. It was about an antibiotic resistant organism, Acinetobacter baumannii, proving very troublesome in wound infections in soldiers. A. baumannii resides in the soil and is a problem world-wide, not just an Iraqi problem. But it is also a problem specifically related to…

Because it’s there

The US House of Representatives just did what it does best: spend money according to the most life-denying priorities one can imagine, turning human values upside down. Surprise. The House bill (which must be reconciled with a more generous but equally egregious Senate version) vomits up $94.5 billion, more than two thirds of which is…