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The Cody Blog: You Cody News (April 13, 2005)

Wednesday, April 13, 2005

You Cody News (April 13, 2005)

Risk of identity theft soars
Silicon.com: Data broker LexisNexis said on Tuesday that personal information may have been stolen on 310,000 US citizens — nearly 10 times the number found in a data ... The downside of an ever more connected society. Protection and punishment by our government must be stepped up.

FDA panel rejects silicone implants
USA Today: By Rita Rubin, USA TODAY. GAITHERSBURG, Md. — A Food and Drug Administration advisory panel Tuesday voted 5-4 against recommending approval of a manufacturer's request to sell silicone-gel breast implants to any woman who wants them. ...
Flipping it fully -- why is the government involved in this process at all? First of all, the government's job is to punish crime not to regulate medicine. Second of all, breast implants are a frickin cosmetic choice -- do the women who choose to have one really want the government to protect them from themselves. It's ironic that many of the same people who are pro-life and say they support a women's right to choose -- support the FDA and the other government medical regulatory bodies. How about a women's right to choose her silicone implants?!

Tyson vows 'train wreck' in comeback
Globe and Mail: By HOWARD FENDRICH. WASHINGTON -- Mike Tyson hunched in his chair and tapped his nine-year-old daughter's hand while she rested her head on daddy's ample shoulder. Later, the heavyweight boxer once called "the ...
I watched a replay of Tyson's like 8th professional fight on ESPN Classic the other day. Holy train wreck in deed, Batman -- he was amazing and unstoppable. Like Michael Jackson though, nowadays they're just freaky.

Music to Bush's ears
News24: Washington - US President George W Bush's taste in music is the talk of the town after the playlist of his new iPod player was revealed. The president's daughters gave him one of the Apple music players last ...
I picture "G-Dub Jams on Friday"?! 10 Random Tunes from George -- get your iMix today.


Blogger Jeff Bagley said...

The government's job is fight crime, not regulate medicine? Can't agree with you there, Cody, because regulating medicine is pretty much the same thing as fighting crime.

4/13/2005 11:23:00 AM  
Blogger BelowTheCrowd said...

Not exactly to topic, but what can I say besides "Fry them!"


Sadly, current law doesn't allow anybody to go after the ultimate perpetrators (and beneficiaries) of these crimes, including IndyMac. If those companies knew that they were on the hook for the activities of those who were paid to represent them, the problem would go away immediately.

4/13/2005 10:15:00 PM  
Blogger Dan Rosenblum said...

You can make the opposite argument as well . Why do the womans groups like NOW oppose breast implants but feel women have a right to choose on abortion ? makes no sense to me.

4/17/2005 02:23:00 PM  

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