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Laura Bush heckled in Jerusalem

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<a href="http://www.itv.com/news/index_1379416.html">Laura Bush heckled in Jerusalem</a>Laura Bush heckled in Jerusalem
<br />9.09AM, Mon May 23 2005
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<br />America's first lady Laura Bush has been heckled by protesters at two of Jerusalem's most sacred shrines.
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<br />As Mrs Bush visited the Wailing Wall, Israeli police locked arms and Secret Service agents packed tightly around her in a bid to restrain an increasingly angry crowd.
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<br />Dozens of protesters shouted, "Free Pollard now" in reference to Jonathan Pollard, an American Jew who is serving a life sentence in a US prison for spying for Israel.
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<br />She then went to the Dome of the Rock, a mosque on a hilltop compound known to Muslims as Haram as-Sharif and to Jews as Temple Mount, and was heckled as she left.
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<br />Mrs Bush is on a tour of the Middle East in a bid to defuse anti-American sentiment in the area following the announcement of US plans to hand back Jewish settlements in the Gaza Strip.
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BBC staff on 24-hour strike over job cuts

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<a href="http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-05/23/content_29**7**.htm">Xinhua - English</a>
<br />LONDON, May 23 (Xinhuanet) - Journalists, broadcasting workers and other employees at the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) started a 24-hour strike Monday over plans to cut 3,780 jobs to make savings of 355 million pounds (663.37 million US dollars).
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<br /> Members with the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) and two other unions representing technical workers participated in the strike on Sunday at midnight 2300 GMT to protest the plans announced in March by BBC Director General Mark Thompson.
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<br /> The walkout, expected to be participated in by about 11,000 of BBC's 27,000 staff, is the first of four planned strikes.
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DEFINITION OF EMBRYO

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<div xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Embryo definition <br />Embryo definition<br />In the news, we keep hearing this term "embryo". I have always been a great supporter of using proper terminology, appropriate to the area of study in which we were using the term (i.e. legal definitions when we are talking about law, medical definitions when we are talking about medicine).<br />
<br />So, when you hear the term "embryo"...do you KNOW what that means?<br />
<br />Here's a definition from<br />http://www.biochem.northwestern.edu/holmgren/Glossary/Definitions/Def-E/embryo.html .<br />" "General: an organism in early stages of development, before hatching from an egg.<br />
<br />Human: A fertilized egg that has begun cell division, often called a pre-embryo (for pre-implantation embryo). An embryo is now defined as a later stage, i.e. at the completion of" the pre-embryonic stage, which is considered to end at about day 14. The term, embryo, is used to describe the early stages of fetal growth, from conception to the eighth week of pregnancy. "<br />
<br />So, under this definition, it is the product of conception AFTER day 14, or two weeks. It is the early stage of gestation, from conception to the eigth week...or about two months. But, is there a better term we can use?<br />
<br />A better word for the intrauterine entity from fertilization to birth, is "conceptus".<br />http://www.thefreedictionary.com/conceptus<br />"con?cep?tus (kn-spts)<br />n.<br />The product of conception at any point between fertilization and birth. It includes the embryo or the fetus as well as the extraembryonic membranes."<br />
<br />There indeed may well be individuals who oppose destruction of human life, however; I happen to think that most are just partisan idiots who are entralled in the pseudo-Christian theocratic agenda of imposing a fundamentalist mentality on the population in general, by implementing bizarre, fundamentalist, Neo-Con beliefs on the body politic by fiat.<br />
<br />IDIOTS!</div><p><div class="blogdisclaim"><a href="http://codewarriorz.blogspot.com/2005/05/definition-of-embryo.html">This post originally appeared on an external website</a></div>

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VOA News - US Lawmakers Hand President Bush Defeat on Stem Cell Research

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US Lawmakers Hand President Bush Defeat on Stem Cell Research
By Dan Robinson
Washington
24 May 2005



In a challenge to President Bush, the House of Representatives has approved legislation by a vote 238 to 194 to expand federal government funding for research using embryonic stem cells. House action came just</div><p><div class="blogdisclaim"><a href="http://codewarriorz.blogspot.com/2005/05/voa-news-us-lawmakers-hand-president.html">This post originally appeared on an external website</a></div>

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Senate Republicans may bar stem cell bill

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"We're positive that we have a majority in the Senate" that favors the bill, Adam Elggren, a spokesman for Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, a co-sponsor of the legislation, told UPI. "Senator Hatch is confident we've got close to 60, if not 60 already."

Hatch's bill, the Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act of 2005, has 32 co-sponsors, but a</div><p><div class="blogdisclaim"><a href="http://codewarriorz.blogspot.com/2005/05/senate-republicans-may-bar-stem-cell.html">This post originally appeared on an external website</a></div>

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Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation Supports Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act

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Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation Supports Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act

24 May 2005





The Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation (CRPF), the non-profit organization founded by the late actor Christopher Reeve and his wife Dana Reeve to fund research for cures and treatments for spinal</div><p><div class="blogdisclaim"><a href="http://codewarriorz.blogspot.com/2005/05/christopher-reeve-paralysis-foundation.html">This post originally appeared on an external website</a></div>

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Reform Jewish Leader Applauds House Passage of Embryonic Stem Cell Legislation : ArriveNet Press Releases : Politics

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<div xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Reform Jewish Leader Applauds House Passage of Embryonic Stem Cell Legislation : ArriveNet Press Releases : Politics
Distribution Source : U.S. Newswire

Date : Tuesday - May 24, 2005



To: National Desk, Political and Health reporters

Contact: Alexis Rice or Eric Gold, 202-387-2800, 202-841-2360 (cell), both of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism

WASHINGTON, May 24</div><p><div class="blogdisclaim"><a href="http://codewarriorz.blogspot.com/2005/05/reform-jewish-leader-applauds-house.html">This post originally appeared on an external website</a></div>

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Capitol Hill Blue: Police State

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Police State
By DAN K. THOMASSON
May 24, 2005, 07:12
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Some really scary things are happening around here these days.
Congress has become a place of great incivility and rancor, which threaten to undermine any hope of legislative remedy to a myriad of problems, from Social Security to soaring health-care costs to</div><p><div class="blogdisclaim"><a href="http://codewarriorz.blogspot.com/2005/05/capitol-hill-blue-police-state.html">This post originally appeared on an external website</a></div>

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Ofcom says OK to sex with animals

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<br />John Plunkett<br />Wednesday May 25, 2005 <br />
<br />Clean-up TV campaigners seeking succour in Ofcom's new broadcasting rules suffered an immediate **** today when the regulator gave the all-clear to programmes about "sex with animals".<br />The comments by Richard Hooper, the Ofcom deputy chairman, came at the unveiling of its long-awaited new broadcasting code and will have had the regulator's spin doctors holding their heads in their hands.<br />
<br />Although Mr Hooper was at pains to point out that the new regulations will not give carte blanche to broadcasters, he said certain offensive material would be OK as long as it was shown at the right time and with suitable warnings.<br />
<br />"[What about] a programme about sex with animals? Yes, it's potentially possible. It all comes down to context," he said.<br />
<br />The new code, which will apply across all TV and radio networks, allows broadcasters to "transmit challenging material, even that which may be considered offensive by some, provided it is editorially justified and the audience given appropriate information".<br />
<br />Mr Hooper's comments recalled Channel 4 bestiality documentary, Animal Passions, which featured a man who admitted have sex with his pony and a woman who had sex with her dog. <br />
<br />Although it was cleared by Ofcom last year, it generated 75 complaints from viewers who said it "normalised bestiality" and could encourage copycat behaviour.<br />
<br />The broadcasting code is intended to give broadcasters more "creative freedom" and allow audiences more responsibility in deciding what they watch. <br />
<br />"Freedom of expression does not necessarily mean swearing and offensive language," said Mr Hooper.<br />
<br />"A lot of things have to be taken into account if something is to be seen as generally acceptable. In certain circumstances the c-word is acceptable, and in certain circumstances it is not. What we have done is codify that. That is nothing new."<br />
<br />Ofcom has drawn up a 117-word definition of "context" that broadcasters can use to justify the depiction of sex or violence and the use of bad language, including the time the programme was shown, the channel on which it was broadcast, the size of the audience and whether viewers were warned about the content. <br />
<br />"It's about telling the punter what they are going to get before they get it," said Mr Hooper. He said The Thick of It, Armando Ianucci's acclaimed political satire which began on BBC4, last week "had a quite clear statement before it about the sort of language viewers were going to hear. We are very keen that broadcasters do that."<br />
<br />Tim Suter, the senior partner for content and standards at Ofcom, said previous broadcast regulation had been "about stopping things. The new regime is about what [broadcasters] need in place in order to allow material to be broadcast." <br />
<br />"We are moving into a world which recognises the different responsibilities of the different players. Broadcasters are responsible for what they broadcast, and audiences are responsible for what they consume."<br />
<br />Mr Suter said the new rules leaned towards the "lighter touch" regulation previously seen in the radio industry. "Freedom of expression with editorial justification - that is the central idea." <br />
<br />The new code will also allow companies to sponsor an entire channel, although the proposals still need to go to consultation.</div><p><div class="blogdisclaim"><a href="http://codewarriorz.blogspot.com/2005/05/ofcom-says-ok-to-sex-with-animals.html">This post originally appeared on an external website</a></div>

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SouthPark vs. Wall-Mart

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<div xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Cartman bets Kyle $5 that you crap your pants when you die. The town is abuzz; the new Wall-Mart store is having its grand opening. The building is built on the space where Stark's Pond used to be. The doors open and inside we find Grandpa Marsh employed as the greeter and Jimmy help with the carts. There are bargains galore everywhere; Cartman is delighted that he can get 3 copies of "Timecop" for $18. Stan asks his dad why Wall-Mart is able to sell stuff so cheap, his dad says he doesn't know, but he knows he loves it. Later that night Randy Marsh has become obsessed with the store, he goes there late at night hoping to get him some bargains, but finds there are many other people there with the same idea. Kyle doesn't want to go to Wall-Mart but finds out that that Jim's Drug Story has to close down because it can't compete. Cartman, of course is on the side of Wall-Mart. The boys go to the town's Main Street, but find that it is all boarded up and looking much like a ghost town. Stan wants to tell his parents about what is happening to their town. When he returns home he finds his dad is wiped out after a marathon shopping at Wall-Mart. The citizens gather together to confront the manager and tell him they want him to close their store. The manager tells them that it is out of his hands, the store has taken over his life. He gives them a message to meet him out back in 5 minutes, but before that happens the manager commits suicide by hanging himself and as his last act, craps his pants, much to Cartman's delight, Kyle now owes him $5. <br />
<br />The whole town has agreed to not shop at Wall-Mart anymore; but the Marsh family goes to the store and find that everyone is still there doing their shopping. They try to come up with a plan to stop the evil that is the Wall-Mart store and Kyle tells them that it only takes self-control to stop shopping there. The town instead decides to burn the store down; but that doesn't stop the store from getting itself rebuilt. Kyle gets Stan and Kenny to accompany him to Arkansas so they can put a stop to the store. The store reaches out to Cartman, who accompanies the boys on their journey. Kyle knows that Cartman is only coming with them to try stopping their effort to get the store closed. They can't find help at corporate headquarters, but they find one of the founding executives at nearby bar. He tells them the corporation's history and tells them about the store's heart, which is located near the television section. The boys leave and the executive kills himself, and to Cartman's delight he craps his pants; Kyle now owes him $10. <br />
<br />The boys return to town, with the intention of destroying the stores heart and Cartman tries to stop them, much as Kyle knew he would. They battle the store's ever lowering bargains on their way to the television department. They finally make it there and they meet the store in one its many forms. Kyle and Stan look in a mirror at the back of the television department and see their own reflection. It is just possible that we (the consumer's desire) are responsible for making Wall-Mart such a success. The boys decide to break the mirror anyway and the store begins to implode. They all escape as the store craps itself as a last act. The townspeople decide to begin supporting Jim's Drug in earnest, until they make it too much of a success and the cycle repeats itself.</div><p><div class="blogdisclaim"><a href="http://codewarriorz.blogspot.com/2005/05/southpark-vs-wall-mart.html">This post originally appeared on an external website</a></div>

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