Help Ban Cluster Bombs

I’ve just sent a message to government leaders urging a strong ban on cluster bombs. I hope you’ll join me. Here’s the link: here…

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Final negotiations are underway right now in Dublin, Ireland on a treaty to ban cluster bombs — but its outcome is in danger.

Cluster munitions don’t just kill during war–they scatter small, unexploded “bomblets” on the ground. When children pick them up, they are often maimed or killed. Most governments agree that they should be banned–but many are now trying to weaken the proposed treaty with loopholes, exemptions, and delays.

Negotiations end this Thursday. If enough of us raise our voices, we can drown out the arms manufacturers and convince our governments to do the right thing. Click below to send a message, and then forward this email to friends and family: ban cluster munitions.

Choice misses the mark on Glocosamine

The overall message of the article in the latest ‘Choice’ magazine, May 2008 “Spotlight on glucosamine”, is that glucosamine doesn’t work for osteoarthritis and has a ‘placebo effect’ only (a positive reaction to a dummy pill induced by a belief that it is the real thing). But wait, there’s more! more