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  • Men face fines of £80 if they comment about a woman's body or appearance

    01/24/2018 10:23:37 AM PST · by Teotwawki · 35 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | January 24, 2018 | Gareth Davies
    Men will face fines of up to £80 if they comment on a woman's body or appearance in public. The new proposals put forward to the French government are aimed at combatting the levels of harassment rife on the streets of the country's cities. An £80 fine will be issued to anyone who behaves in a manner which 'infringes the freedom of movement of women in public spaces and undermines self-esteem and the right to security'.
  • Schumer: 'No Comment' on Obama Administration Threat to Israel

    03/19/2015 11:20:32 AM PDT · by Nachum · 34 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 3/19/15 | JOHN MCCORMACK
    In response to Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu's recent remarks and reelection, a senior Obama administration official tells Politico that the United States may withdraw support of Israel at the United Nations. According to Politico's Michael Crowley, "the official wouldn’t rule out a modified American posture at the United Nations, where the U.S. has long fended off resolutions criticizing Israeli settlement activity and demanding its withdrawal from Palestinian territories." “We are signaling that if the Israeli government’s position is no longer to pursue a Palestinian state, we’re going to have to broaden the spectrum of options we pursue going forward,”...
  • John Kerry backs away from Israel ´apartheid´ comment after he is hit by furious backlash - but

    04/29/2014 7:19:04 AM PDT · by Nachum · 36 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 4/29/14 | Associated Press, by Staff
    Secretary of State John Kerry has said he chose the wrong word in describing Israel´s potential future after being criticised for saying the Jewish state could become an ´apartheid state´ if it does not reach a peace deal with the Palestinians. In a statement released yesterday by the State Department, Kerry lashed out against ´partisan political´ attacks against him, but acknowledged his comments last week to a closed international forum could have been misinterpreted. He pointedly did not apologize for the remarks, but stressed he was, and is, a strong supporter of Israel, which he called a ´vibrant democracy.´
  • ‘If I Could Rewind the Tape…’ Kerry Issues Statement on Apartheid Comment

    04/28/2014 8:48:30 PM PDT · by Nachum · 54 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 4/28/14 | Josh Feldman
    Secretary of State John Kerry has issued a statement on his controversial remark about Israel and apartheid that led Senator Ted Cruz to call for his resignation today, saying he “would have chosen a different word” if he had a second chance at saying it. Kerry says that during his service at the State Department and in the U.S. Senate, he’s “walked the walk” and shown repeated support for the state of Israel, reiterating his desire for a two-state solution “that results in a secure Jewish state and a prosperous Palestinian state.” He defiantly declares, “I will not allow my
  • Arming U.S. agents in Mexico stalling trade agreement

    03/15/2014 6:49:51 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09
    themonitor ^ | March 15, 2014 | Julián Aguilar | The Texas Tribune
    Immigrant advocacy group La Union del Pueblo Entero (LUPE) is speaking out
  • Request for 90 day extension of comment period

    06/18/2013 3:03:53 PM PDT · by Congressman Tom McClintock · 1 replies
    Rep. Tom McClintock ^ | 6.18.2013 | Rep. Tom McClintock
    The Honorable Daniel M. Ashe Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Re: Request for 90 day extension of comment period Dear Director Ashe: We write regarding the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s proposal to list the Sierra Nevada yellow-legged frog and the northern distinct population segment (DPS) of the mountain yellow-legged frog as endangered species, and the Yosemite toad as a threatened species. We request you extend the comment period by no less than 90 days to ensure that public input is maximized and the effects of this proposal are fully understood. These listings and the associated critical habitat will...
  • Carney declines to comment on Snowden, defends U.S. surveillance policy

    06/10/2013 12:24:17 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    WaPo ^ | 6/10/13 | Juliet Eilperin
    White House spokesman Jay Carney declined to comment Monday on Edward Snowden, who has admitted disclosing classified information about the administration’s national security surveillance programs. ”I will say at the outset that there is obviously an investigation underway into this matter,” Carney told reporters during his daily briefing. “And for that reason, I am not going to be able to discuss specifically this individual or this investigation…nor would I characterize the president’s views on an individual or an ongoing investigation.
  • Boy’s Water Pistol Threat Leads To Confiscation Of Father’s Guns, License

    04/10/2013 9:10:30 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 16 replies
    The idiocy continues. A 10-year-old suggests a bully should be shot with a water pistol, so the police confiscate his father’s firearms and the State revokes his concealed-carry permit. It happened in New York, a State that is notorious for the difficulty it causes its residents who want to legally carry a gun and that recently suspended the U.S. Constitution and passed draconian gun restrictions. The father posted news of his plight April 1 on the Longislandfirearms.com forum. As much as he’d like it to have been a bad April Fool’s joke, it’s not. In addition to having his guns...
  • MN government request for public comments on Obamacare

    01/11/2012 8:16:34 AM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 5 replies · 1+ views
    Find below a state government request for you to provide public comments on the Obamacare "essential health benefits" requirement for individual and small group insurance policies. Note that this list of benefits (health care services), whether you agree or find them objectionable, will be imposed by the State....as allowed by the federal government.  The Feds are being gentle now, allowing "flexibility" for States to do as they wish, but that is likely temporary. Once the State has acquiesced to the presumption of federal control, expect the Feds to mandate the health care services they want included, and exclude the services they...
  • SEPT 28 DEADLINE - Obamacare Health Insurance "Exchange" comments open

    09/22/2011 2:14:59 PM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 9 replies
    Citizens Council on Healthcare ^ | 9-22-11 | twila brase
    The Obama Administration is setting up the rules and regulations to establish a federal Health Insurance Exchange in every State. This will put all insurance and health care delivery under federal control. The Exchange could best be called a "lobster trap". Once installed, it'll be almost impossible to get out. The deadline for your comments is next Wednesday, September 28. Please take this opportunity to say NO.
  • SEPT 6 , 5pm DEADLINE - Comment now on proposed National Patient ID Card

    09/06/2011 12:12:24 PM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 23 replies
    CCHC ^ | 9-2-11 | twila brase
    The Obama Administration may soon require all citizens to have a federally-imposed national patient ID card. The deadline for your comments is Tuesday, September 6 - the day after Labor Day. This "machine-readable" patient ID card (and perhaps number) would allow implementation of the controversial national health data system -- the Nationwide Health Information Network (NHIN) -- to which President Obama appropriated $23 billion in the "economic stimulus" bill. The NHIN is a "network of networks" made by connecting State health information exchanges with federal software. Comprehensive private medical and mental health data could be electronically linked on any and...
  • WH: No further comment from Obama on NYC mosque

    08/24/2010 2:33:38 PM PDT · by Nachum · 53 replies · 1+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 8/24/10 | Staff
    VINEYARD HAVEN, Mass. — The White House says President Barack Obama will have no further comment on the mosque near Ground Zero in New York and the administration will not get involved in talks about relocating the controversial facility. Deputy Press Secretary Bill Burton was asked about the issue Tuesday at a White House press briefing. He replied, "No, and no" to the questions of whether Obama would weigh in further, or whether the White House would have a role in discussions about moving the mosque.
  • Freep This Everything

    03/22/2010 5:50:17 AM PDT · by wizard61 · 3 replies · 153+ views
    Vanity | Monday, March 22, 2010 | Vanity
    Visit the links posted here & post comments. I will be saying "Find and join a local Tea Party. Commit to going once a month. Try to bring a friend. Read every week about our history and constitution."
  • President Jimmy "Billy beer" Carter calling Obama "boy"

    09/16/2009 5:02:13 PM PDT · by pansgold · 10 replies · 824+ views
    Rhyner.com ^ | 4/16/2009 | pansgold
    How does this .mp3 square with the comment he just made? Dem's...ya gotta love-em.
  • White House Explains Obama 'Wee-Weed Up' Comment

    08/21/2009 5:46:06 PM PDT · by Candor7 · 85 replies · 2,976+ views
    Newsmax ^ | Friday, August 21, 2009 5:10 PM | Staff
    President Barack Obama puzzled people when he said Washington "gets all wee-weed up." The White House offered a translation Friday: Folks are wetting the bed over the healthcare debate. White House press secretary Robert Gibbs was asked during his daily on-camera briefing what Obama meant on Thursday when he decried the way his push for an ambitious healthcare overhaul had been played in the media. "There's something about August going into September where everybody in Washington gets all wee-weed up," Obama told an audience at the Democratic National Committee headquarters. "I don't know what it is. But that's what happens."...
  • Obama 'stupidly' comment disappoints Mass. cop

    07/23/2009 8:50:00 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 93 replies · 2,548+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/23/09 | Bob Salsberg - ap
    NATICK, Mass. – A white police sergeant who arrested renowned black scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. said Thursday he's disappointed President Barack Obama said officers acted "stupidly," despite acknowledging he didn't know all the facts. Sgt. James Crowley responded to Gates' home near Harvard University last week to investigate a report of a burglary and demanded Gates show him identification. Police say Gates at first refused and accused the officer of racism. Gates was charged with disorderly conduct. The charge was dropped Tuesday, and Gates has since demanded an apology from Crowley.
  • Obama declines comment on US hostage crisis off Somalia

    04/09/2009 8:26:14 AM PDT · by MaestroLC · 176 replies · 10,283+ views
    Reuters ^ | April 9, 2009 | by Jeff Mason
    WASHINGTON, April 9 (Reuters) - [snip] Obama was asked to comment on the situation several times by reporters at a White House event on refinancing for homeowners. Obama, however, stuck closely to the script and replied that he wanted to remain focused on housing.
  • Uncorked!

    03/17/2009 9:21:34 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 11 replies · 613+ views
    New York Times ^ | March 13, 2009 | Katherine Bindley
    SPEND $500 on two magnums of Veuve Clicquot Champagne at Bagatelle on West 13th Street in the meatpacking district, and the bottles are delivered to your table with lighted sparklers stuck in their corks. Spend $2,500 on a jeroboam of Veuve Clicquot and some magnums of Dom Pérignon, and the lights dim, the D.J. cues up the theme from “Superman,” and a waiter is hoisted onto the shoulders of his fellow servers. With a tablecloth knotted around his neck as a makeshift cape and his arms outstretched, he carries one of the blazing bottles of bubbly to your table. As...
  • Reid tries to explain 'smell the tourists' comment

    12/10/2008 1:27:53 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 24 replies · 1,442+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/10/08 | Erica Werner - ap
    WASHINGTON – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid defended himself Wednesday over a joking comment that tourists to the Capitol sometimes smell. Turns out many people weren't amused.
  • Media MIA On Emanuel's Crisis Comment ("You never want a serious crisis to go to waste.")

    11/22/2008 4:23:15 PM PST · by Libloather · 10 replies · 1,387+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | 11/21/08 | Seton Motley
    Media MIA On Emanuel's Crisis CommentBy Seton Motley November 21, 2008 - 08:33 ET Remember the years of media flak President George W. Bush received for his alleged use for political gain of first the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 and then the related Afghanistan and Iraq Wars? Will the press be as vociferous now? Incoming Obama Administration Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, speaking on Wednesday on and to the Wall Street Journal Digital Network, stated outright his desire to make political hay with the ongoing travails of the U.S. and global economy: "You never want a serious crisis...