Saturday, March 21, 2009

New Jersey To Ban "Brazilian Bikini Waxing"

Better Health
A ban on ‘Brazilian’ bikini waxing?

Say it ain't so!!!!

In New Jersey, the state Board of Cosmetology is considering a ban on genital waxing after two women reported being injured in their quest for a smooth bikini line.

The women were reportedly hospitalized for infections following so-called “Brazilian” bikini waxes — so named because women in Brazil wax so they can wear skimpy thongs.

Jersey might be the first state to ban the procedure. National cosmetology officials said they were unaware of another state that had banned genital waxing.

Regular bikini waxes would still be allowed in Jersey.

Skin care experts say genital waxing can be dangerous because the hot wax can irritate or tear delicate skin in the bikini area, resulting in infections, ingrown hairs and rashes.

Despite such risks, millions of American women — and some men — choose to have the hair down there ripped away, and are willing to pay upwards of $50 to $60.

Monday, March 16, 2009

ACLU Moving Kids Closer To Being "Wards Of The State"

ACLU Urges California District to Let Kids Leave School for Medical Treatment Without Parental Consent

The ACLU is threatening to sue a California school district after it changed a policy to require teenagers get parental consent to leave campus for confidential medical services.

The Vista Unified School District board voted unanimously Thursday to change its existing policy that allowed students to be excused for confidential appointments — including abortions — without notifying parents, according to the North County Times.

The ACLU of San Diego County and the National Center for Youth Law claim the new policy violates state law, KPBS reported.

According to lawyers, California allows young people to leave school without parental consent to deal with sexual, mental, substance abuse or reproductive health issues, the station reported.

But school trustees say that depends on how the law is interpreted.

Several parents addressed the board saying under no circumstances would they want their children leaving school without their knowledge, especially to seek medical procedures that could include an abortion, the Times reported.

Others expressed concern over students who face parental abuse.

"Often the kids would rather die than tell their parents," local pediatrician John Rott said. "I think the effect on our most vulnerable children will be a negative one."

ACLU's David Blair Loy told KPBS that Vista is opening itself up to lawsuits and the civil rights group will consider one if the district keeps the policy.

“Any public entity, school district, city government that is actively breaking the law or enacts a policy that violates the law is open to litigation to strike down the policy,” Blair said.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Nancy Pelosi Insures That The House Will Get Their Scheduled Pay Raises

Congress still slated to get automatic pay hike

Let me be clear - this is inconsequential to the ultimate issue of our economy.

Instead I am bringing this up to note the SILENCE from the "usual suspects" who attack corporate largess during a time of financial strain.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Recent Deadly Suicide Bombings Around The World; SILENCE From The Usual Suspects

Let's just be honest folks - IF THE UNITED STATES is not the one doing the killing......the "Peace At Any Price" people are really not interested in protesting.

Again I say: They need someone who GIVES A DAMN ABOUT WHAT THEY THINK for their protests to have any impact. Clearly in the case of the bombers in Iraq and Sri Lanka - this is simply not the case.

Homicide Bomber Kills 30 In Iraq

Homicide Bomber In Sri Lanka Kills 10