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syberlion Donating Member (110 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-18-07 05:30 PM
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Congress to hold hearings on steroid use
Source: Associated Press

WASHINGTON - Congress announced plans Tuesday to review the use of performance-enhancing drugs, with star-studded hearings scheduled next month and legislation to limit access to steroids and growth hormones.

Two House panels are planning mid-January hearings featuring former Sen. George Mitchell, author of a bombshell report last week that linked more than 80 players to the illegal use of steroids and other performance-enhancing drugs. Baseball players, likely some of those named in the report, could be invited to testify as well.

Meanwhile, a Senate Republican and Democrat on Tuesday announced legislation to limit access to those substances and stiffen criminal penalties for abuse and distribution.

Read more: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071218/ap_on_go_co/congres...



Granted, this is a serious issue, however with all the other issues needing the focus of this Congress, such as oh I don't know, Impeachment. I see this as something the MSM can latch onto and distract the public with all the big names, while the American public loses more and more of their freedoms.

I know there are baseball purists who will decry the use of these drugs, with the high level salaries, it was bound to happen. America's been pushed to have higher levels of productivity, from manufacturing, office workers and even sports figures. Most regular folks use coffee and no-doze to increase their productivity, so is caffeine to be banned next?

The issue is this is a side-bar story, at best. MSM will probably play this one up as "the big story of 2007" while Americans lose more with each passing day under this illegal administration.
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Botany Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-18-07 05:34 PM
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1. Back in Iraq ....
.... 1 million Iraqis are dead
2.25 million have left the country
2 million are homeless
8 million Iraqis do not have food, water, power, or medical care

3,900 Americans are dead &
37,000 have been flown out of country with wounds, injuries, sick, or mental problems
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Captain Angry Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-18-07 05:44 PM
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4. Oh, pshaw.
If Congress started thinking about Iraq, they might move on to something else.

Like torture, infrastructure, energy policy, health, food supply, water purity...
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Mark E. Smith Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-18-07 05:35 PM
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2. Think of the fulminating
Congress critters are always quite
courageous at those kinds of events.
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TwilightGardener Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-18-07 05:41 PM
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3. O fer God's sake, who fucking CARES!! Let these overpaid assholes
blow themselves up into shrunken-testicled freaks--means absolutely nothing to me.
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grahamhgreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-18-07 06:04 PM
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5. Unbelievable waste of more of our money.
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Prisoner_Number_Six Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-18-07 06:10 PM
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6. Finally something of major importance to us all.
Glad to know they've begun keeping their promise to... er, ummm... exactly what DID they promise to do for the good of the nation??? I keep forgetting... :shrug:
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McCamy Taylor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-18-07 06:22 PM
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7. This was so popular when the GOP did it, I guess that is why they are doing it again.
:rofl:

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