Posts Tagged ‘Feinstein’

I’m a little bemused by this. Is the smell and thus chemical, in the bottle, outside the bottle, permeating the bottle? Never mind, I just answered my own question. Chlorophenol + Fungi= 2,4,6-trichloroanisole. 2,4,6-tribromoanisole is a by-product of 2,4,6-trichloroanisole. It’s called “tainted cork odor” in wines and it loooves to attach to poly plastics. Click the link to get the lot numbers and check your bottles out before New Years! This is an expanded recall from November.

Mcneil Consumer Healthcare Announces A Voluntary Nationwide Recall Of All Lots Of Tylenol® Arthritis Pain 100 Count With Ez-Open Cap

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – December 18, 2009 – Fort Washington, PA – In consultation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), McNeil Consumer Healthcare, Division of McNEIL-PPC, Inc., is expanding its voluntary recall to include all available product lots of TYLENOL® Arthritis Pain Caplet 100 count bottles, with the distinctive red EZ-OPEN CAP (Full list of lot numbers provided below). In November 2009, 5 lots of this product were recalled due to consumer reports of an unusual moldy, musty, or mildew-like odor that was associated with nausea, stomach pain, vomiting and diarrhea.  The recall is being expanded, as a precaution, to include all TYLENOL® Arthritis Pain Caplet 100 count bottles with the distinctive red EZ-OPEN CAP.


More health stuff:

Women’s’ eNews reports that in the January issue of “Obstetrics and Gynecology”, that a small study involving 95 women with an injection of Depo-Provera, 45 suffered bone loss in their lower backs and hips. Go HERE for their blurb. Then go HERE if you want to purchase the article from Obstetrics and Gynecology. If I were on it, I’d think about buying a copy of the report and discussing it with my doctor. Also, why not think about a bone density test? It doesn’t hurt to have a baseline  to compare against.

This is a victory for now. However, as the article states, Kaiser Eagle Mountain has not given up on trying to important parts of the Mojave Desert into landfill. I can’t believe they have really given full thought to the discharge implications in the quickly saturating sandy soil either. This is a gorgeous special place, and it must not be allowed to happen, ever.

Joshua Tree Landfill Victory

Seth Shteir | Dec 24, 2009 12:00 AM

Joshua Tree National Park’s Eagle Mountains conjure up images of remote desert peaks, a boundless blue sky and the namesake bird of prey that soars above pristine canyons.  But for many of us, Eagle Mountain brings to mind the ongoing battle over the proposed Eagle Mountain Landfill, to be located on lands belonging to Kaiser Eagle Mountain, Inc.  and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), which also happens to be surrounded on three sides by Joshua Tree National Park wilderness.


I don’t know what’s with the BLM. I thought at first this stuff was leftover from BushCo. Now I think it might be some new Democrat horror. Under Bush deals for land and leases were made right and left. I’m starting to get a stomach knot looking at this Auction Schedule.

Then there is this:

[…Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and BLM Director Bob Abbey are featured in a new video prepared for BLM’s Renewable Energy Summit, held in Las Vegas, NV, in late August.  Secretary Salazar describes how the “vast stretches of public lands we manage…give our Department, and particularly the Bureau of Land Management, a leading role in realizing the vision of this program.” …

…The BLM received $305 million to help stimulate the economy through investments in the National System of Public Lands. A total of $41 million for 65 projects will be used to facilitate a rapid and responsible move to large-scale production of solar, wind, and geothermal energy, as well as the siting of transmission infrastructure on public lands to support renewable energy development….]


(Bolds mine.) This is beginning to sound like another kind of horrible land grab.

Senator Feinstein has the right idea.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, December 21, 2009

Senator Feinstein Introduces Legislation to Balance Conservation, Recreation and Renewable Energy Development in the Mojave Desert

-Measure would designate new desert conservation lands; streamline and improve permitting process for large-scale wind and solar development on suitable desert lands; and enhance recreational opportunities-

Washington, DC – U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), the author of the 1994 California Desert Protection Act, today introduced a comprehensive bill to designate new lands in the Mojave Desert for conservation, enhance recreational opportunities, and streamline and improve the federal permitting process to advance large-scale wind and solar development on suitable lands. The carefully crafted legislation, titled the California Desert Protection Act of 2010, is the product of discussions with key stakeholders in Southern California.


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Update 091119 5:06 PST

For more on the the number of bills and the amendment combined with H.R. 3962 go HERE.

There seems to be some confusion in bloggerland about the health care bill. Perhaps ABC gives the best general information about the status of the bill, HERE.

To synopsize:

A House bill entitled “Affordable Health Care for America Act”, H.R 3692, was passed by the House and sent to the Senate . The download pdf is 1948 appears to have been 1990 pages( I originally got it from Speaker Pelosi’s website). The Stupak amendment was passed as part of H.R. 3692. Representative Stupak’s comments are HERE.

I have been having problems, downloading some, but not all of the documents at the Senate Site. However, if you go HERE, you will see the currently active list including H.R. 3692, and the attendant Senate bills of: “Affordable Health Choices Act”, S. 1679, from the Health, Education, and Labor Committee, in 283 pages, and “America’s Healthy Future Act, 2009”, S. 1796, from the Senate Finance Committee in 346 pages.

If you go to the section entitled “Popular Documents”  in the above Senate link, you will see a selection of many health related materials. Majority Leader Reid’s amendment would not download for me at this time. I am wondering if some documents are being withheld until the Senate has a cloture vote on whether to debate the bill(s).

I want to empathize that, I think like many of us, I am struggling through the effort to understand. There may be other bills involved that have been, or will be attached to the health care bill.  ABC has reported that the bills from the two entities combined are more than 4000 pages. As I find them I will include them as updates. Or perhaps the missing pages are the supporting documents in the Senate Popular Documents section.

Senator Boxer has released a statement today, 11/19/09, HERE. In part, she says:

[…Senator Reid also has crafted language that will keep women from being discriminated against when it comes to their reproductive health care.   The Senate bill maintains the compromise that has been in place for decades that prohibits the use of federal funds for abortion, but allows a woman to use her own private funds.

There are many issues that I am still working on, including ensuring that California is not hurt by cuts to the Disproportionate Share Hospital Program, which helps our hospitals that serve the neediest among us.

I am also working to ensure that the bill includes better preventative health care coverage for women…. ]

Senator Feinstein has not yet released a new comment on her site, but had done one on Oct 23, HERE, expressing her thoughts and reservations about it.

For your Info,

Representative Speier’s Statement has two statements, one against the Stupak Amendment, HERE, and one here on the passage of the House bill, HERE.

Representative Kucinich’s statement on the House Bill is HERE.

Ralph Nader’s comment is HERE.

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Wiki says:

“Senator Feinstein holds a number of “firsts”; she was the first female President of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, San Francisco’s first female mayor, the first woman to serve in the Senate from California, one of two female Jewish senators (both of whom represent California), the first woman to serve on the Senate Judiciary Committee, and the first woman to chair the Senate Rules Committee.”

While many of our eyes are focused on what’s happening with Kennedy, another event has unfolded. Dianne Feinstein is up to run the Senate Intelligence Committee! Out here in the land of the golden sunsets, we knew she was toying with a Governors run, and that would have been a pretty easy jaunt.

No doubt she has chosen the harder road. 

Feinstein gets nod to chair intelligence panel

Zachary Coile, Chronicle Washington Bureau

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

(12-16) 04:00 PST Washington –

California Sen. Dianne Feinstein has been tapped as the chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Majority Leader Harry Reid said Monday, a post that would give her immense clout over U.S. intelligence agencies and the power to shape policies on wiretapping and the treatment of detainees.

Feinstein’s promotion was welcome news for other state Democrats, as well as Republicans who plan to run for governor in 2010. The 75-year-old senator has flirted with the idea of running for governor but has told friends and allies she would be unlikely to make a bid if she got the top post on the intelligence panel.


She deserves this appointment. She is exceedingly well equipped for the job.It’s going to put her right in the crosshairs, however, regarding FISA, and the Patriot Act. If you can’t remember how she voted on those particular items, check the Wiki linked to her name above.

Congratulations Dianne! Hope your ankle is healed.

I Own My Vote, PUMA, The Denver Group, The New Agenda


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