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Re: E-M:/ Interesting webpage on Mercury



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Enviro-Mich message from "Kathy & Gary Henry" <gehenry@chartermi.net>
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A friend looked up this website for a closer look. Interesting..see below. Kathy
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Did you note their use of 'sound science'?




Domain ID:D104176440-LROR
Domain Name:MERCURYFACTS.ORG
Created On:31-Mar-2004 20:09:24 UTC
Last Updated On:12-Jun-2006 00:47:29 UTC
Expiration Date:31-Mar-2007 20:09:24 UTC
Sponsoring Registrar:Go Daddy Software, Inc. (R91-LROR)
Status:OK
Registrant ID:GODA-020249747
Registrant Name:Jamie Bowers
Registrant Street1:1775 Pennsylvania Avenue
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Registrant City:Washington
Registrant State/Province:District of Columbia
Registrant Postal Code:20006
Registrant Country:US
Registrant Phone:+1.2024637100
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Registrant Email:rutkowski@bermanco.com
Admin ID:GODA-220249747
Admin Name:Jamie Bowers
Admin Street1:1775 Pennsylvania Avenue
Admin Street2:
Admin Street3:
Admin City:Washington
Admin State/Province:District of Columbia
Admin Postal Code:20006
Admin Country:US
Admin Phone:+1.2024637100
Admin Phone Ext.:
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Admin Email:rutkowski@bermanco.com

And Bermanco.com:

Registrant: Make this info private
  Berman and Company
  1775 Pennsylvania Ave NW
  Suite 1200
  Washington, DC 20006
  US

Domain Name: BERMANCO.COM

  Administrative Contact , Technical Contact :
  Berman and Company
  info@bermanco.com
  1775 Pennsylvania Ave NW
  Suite 1200
  Washington, DC 20006
  US
  Phone: 202.463.7100


A stellar human being:



Berman & Co., a Washington, DC public affairs firm owned by lobbyist Rick Berman, represents the tobacco industry as well as hotels, beer distributors, taverns, and restaurant chains. Berman & Co. lobbies for companies such as Cracker Barrel, Hooters, International House of Pancakes, Olive Garden, Outback Steakhouse, Red Lobster, Steak & Ale, TGI Friday's, Uno's Restaurants, and Wendy's. It also operates a network of several front groups, web sites, and think tanks that work to keep wages low for restaurants and to block legislation on food safety, secondhand cigarette smoke, and drunk driving.


In a 1999 interview with the Chain Leader, a trade publication for restaurant chains, Berman explained the focus of his lobbying efforts, which mirror his non-profit groups' activities. "In effect, our work is restricted to and focused on issues that affect shareholder value," he said. "These big issues include labor costs as they relate to health insurance and the minimum wage." He also stated that he attacks activists more aggressively than other lobbyists. "We always have a knife in our teeth," he said. Since activists "drive consumer behavior on meat, alcohol, fat, sugar, tobacco and caffeine," his strategy is "to shoot the messenger.... We've got to attack their credibility as spokespersons." [1] (http://www.chainleader.com/archive/1299/1299thought.html)

Berman also actively campaigns against any attempts to limit smoking in restaurants and bars. In testimony before the New York City Health Oversight Committee, Berman said, "The level of exposure to secondhand smoke for bartenders, waiters and waitresses is considerably lower than the federal air quality limits established by the federal government." (February 23, 2000 article in PR Newswire)


Mr Berman is a credit to humanity, that's for sure...


http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/04/05/AR2006040501956.html

http://www.consumerdeception.com/

http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Berman_%26_Co.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berman_and_Company

http://www.ourstolenfuture.org/Industry/milloylinktotobacco.htm

----- Original Message ----- From: "Jack Lanigan" <jacklanigan@comcast.net>
To: <enviro-mich@great-lakes.net>
Sent: Tuesday, June 20, 2006 10:02 PM
Subject: E-M:/ Interesting webpage on Mercury



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Enviro-Mich message from "Jack Lanigan" <jacklanigan@comcast.net>
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Concerned about Mercury? Check out this web page.

www.mercuryfacts.org

Jack


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