Iraqi Elections in Vancouver 1


I will gladly show my stretch marks to anybody. They don’t look pretty, but they symbolize an honoured passage into a magical kingdom that can only be entered the hard way.

As I write this I have a purple index finger. My finger looks like it has been tortured or perhaps suffocated by restricted blood circulation. However, I want to stick my finger in everybody’s face and say “Look! … I voted in Iraqi elections today”.


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  • Two heads

    Never mind the purple finger. Do you know of anybody in Fallujah who might have taken medication either as a sedative (perhaps to aid sleep or calm nerves when the town was under siege) or as a possible antidote to Sarin or nerve gases?

    Babies in Fallujah have been born in recent years with birth defects closely resembling Thalidomide birth defects of the 1950s and 1960s.

    Apparently, documentation has emerged suggesting that Thalidomide was originally developed for use during war (as either a sedative, antidote to Sarin, or a weapon to sterilise populations with). A document uncovered by the Thalidomide Trust indicates that the drug was developed by a Nazi scientist during World War II, and was held by a French company that was under Nazi control during that war, before being sold to Grunenthal "for the German market" at some time in or near the 1940s. IG Farben, whose managers were eventually convicted of war crimes, has also been connected to the production of Thalidomide like products during the 1940s.

    http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/health/article5683577.ece