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propane, no gain

Mari reports a great star-chomping high-velocity black hole. Last night we stayed up to watch the Leonids, which had their moments, although the moon was a searchlight and it's damned cold outside at 4 in the morning this time of year. Not Iowa-cold, but still.

Most Democrats generally support the homeland security legislation, but they have complained about the inclusion of what they say are last-minute special favors with only the slimmest connection to national security.

For instance, one section of the bill would limit legal liability for manufacturers of thimerosal, a mercury-based additive to vaccines that some people believe is linked to autism in children. A principal beneficiary would be the pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly, which developed thimerosal and has considerable influence in Washington, having contributed more than $1.5 million to Congressional candidates in the recent elections.

This is, yes, the same Eli Lilly that mailed free samples of Prozac to people in Florida this summer. What would the Colonel say?

 

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