[Vision2020] FW: Spinach, what to do?
Saundra_2003 at adelphia.net
Thu Sep 28 14:35:43 PDT 2006
I'm passing this along in case any of the issues discussed are of interest.
Included are very easy ways (other than for Crapo, but even his method is
pretty painless) to let your voice be heard if you wish.
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good people to do
- Edmund Burke
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From: Consumers Union [mailto:newsletter at cu.consumer.org]
Sent: Thursday, September 28, 2006 8:34 AM
Subject: Spinach, what to do?
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