I thought up a great way to make people interested in politics. Have a Bush administration resignation betting pool.
Anyway, we also face the insanity of the Bush Administration cracking down on chemical suppliers.
According to one chemical supplier:
The United States CPSC has initiated criminal legal action against us and other chemical suppliers.
In short, the CPSC would like to ban the public from all access to chemicals. This would mean an end to hobbies such as model rocketry, pyrotechnics and of course chemistry. One by one, our freedoms are slowly being taken away from us - this action must be stopped now.
Specifically, the CPSC is focusing on certain chemicals and metals at this time. The current CPSC injunction would require:
"Not sell, give away or otherwise distribute any of the following Metals for which the particle size is finer than 100 mesh (or particles less than 150 microns in size) to any recipient who does not possess a valid
manufacturing license for explosives issued by the ATF:"
. . .
This forbids or very severely limits sale of all common oxidizers and many common pyrotechnic fuels to anyone who does not hold a manufacturing license from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATF). To require everyone who wants to work with common chemicals to hold a BATF "Explosives Manufacturing License"... even though they are not manufacturing explosives, is completely insane.
Holy shit, I thought it was the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, since when did they bring science into the fold? Next thing you know, the Bush Admin. will start denying scientific fact like Global Warming...
The ATF should change their name to FATS, the Bureau of Firearms, Alcohol, Tobacco, and Science!
Anyway, I alerted my liberal, science major friend to this matter, she assures me she will inform the Second Ammendment Foundation to this matter meaning we'll have the gun lobby on our side. With luck, even the NRA will step in. Oh shit, I'd love to see the political meltdown...
Thank you verifex for the post.
Oh man, we're so fucked. So the past few months have involved secret CIA prisons, a drunk Cheney shooting motherfuckers in the face, NSA wiretapping US citizens, the reinstatement of the PATRIOT Act, the "Justice" Dept. subpoenaing Google, AOL, MSN, and Yahoo for search records under the guise of child porn, and now this. THIS IS JUST THE PAST FEW MONTHS PEOPLE! HOW THE FUCK DOES THIS ADMINISTRATION STILL EXIST?! Next up, Net Neutrality laws. That means soon, you won't be able to read my LJ. Yay.