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President Franklin Delano Roosevelt said,

“We must scrupulously guard the civil rights and civil liberties of all citizens, whatever their background. We must remember that any oppression, any injustice, any hatred is a wedge disguised to attack our civilization.”

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Aussie Wayne Warren Ruks' murderers get off with manslaughter due to 'gay panic defense'

THE mother of the man beaten to death in a Maryborough churchyard labelled his attacker’s successful defence as a 'pack of lies'

Australia–The mother of the man beaten to death in a Maryborough churchyard has labelled his attacker’s successful defence as a “pack of lies”.

A Maryborough Supreme Court jury found Jason Andrew Pearce and Richard John Meerdink not guilty of the murder of her 45-year-old son Wayne Ruks.

The defence had claimed in the trial that Ruks had made homosexual advances to one of the men thereby inciting the vicious attack. They claimed the attacker had been the victim of sexual abuse as a child and therefore the advance had caused an enraged response.

But Joyce Kujala (pictured above) dismissed the suggestion that her son was gay as totally untrue.

“My son was no homosexual,” Joyce Kujala said. “He was no way inclined that way at all. He had a girlfriend. He was not a homosexual. He had a drinking problem. He drank a lot because he was a loner.”

Speaking from her Caboolture home just hours after hearing the jury’s verdict Ms. Kujala said she was disappointed with the verdict even though the jury found both men guilty of manslaughter.

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Indian company’s drugs have been banned in U.S., Canada; Walmart still sells their products as $4/mo drug specials

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Read the Dept. Of Justice motion to enforce subpoenas against Ranbaxy supports the use of generic prescription drugs as a safe alternative to expensive, name-brand medications. Walmart’s use of a corporate bad actor — Ranbaxy Laboratories, LTD — to cut costs, however, deserves significant scrutiny.

Visit the Ranbaxy section of for more details about violations, drugs manufactured at cited pharmaceutical plants, full resources and citations, etc.

Walmart is heavily promoting a program of 30-day supplies of generic drugs for $4, pointing to the program as an indicator of the company’s leadership on making healthcare more affordable. To profit on $4 dollar prescriptions, Walmart is importing drugs from foreign countries, including India.[1] Walmart competitor Costco went a different direction in late 2006, when it ended its $4 dollar prescription drug plan because it was losing money selling prescription drugs at such a low price.[2] Costco switched to selling 100 pills for $10.

Video: Pres. Obama Points Out Hypocrisy Of GOPher Budget Hawks

While in Raleigh, North Carolina, President Obama spoke to some of the critics of his health care and spending plans.

“I can’t help but remember that those same critics contributed to the $1.3 trillion deficit that I inherited when I took office.”

“I mean, seriously. I’m now president, so I’m responsible for solving it,” Obama said, continuing, “You hand me a $1.3 trillion bill and you’re complaining six months later because we haven’t paid it all back.”

“These are the same folks who are complaining about, we can’t pay for health care,” he said. “You passed a prescription drug benefit, didn’t pay for it…handed the bill to me.”

Tony Randolph Hunter murderer charged with misdemeanor assault due to successful ‘gay panic defense’

Misdemeanor Assault Indictment in Tony Hunter Killing Shows Disregard for Facts and Gravity of Hate Crimes in DC

WASHINGTON DC, July 16, 2009–Gays and Lesbians Opposing Violence (GLOV) is appalled and disappointed at today’s announcement that a grand jury has indicted Robert Hannah with the charge of misdemeanor assault for the attack and death of Tony Randolph Hunter.

Today’s indictment sends an alarming message to the citizens of the District of Columbia: Violence against members of the GLBT community is not given equal weight under the law. Incredibly, Hannah’s convenient use of a “gay-panic” defense is an affront to the facts of the case, the justice system, and the memory of Hunter.

“This is a very sad day for me personally,” said GLOV co-chair Chris Farris. “I love my city, but I am disgusted by the institutions that have let this conclusion come to pass.”

The second victim of this violent and baseless attack made clear in his statements to the police and in his testimony before the DC City Council that the attack was unprovoked. To date, no one has been charged in his assault.

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