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  • Russia quits Hague Court

    11/20/2016 11:22:32 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 86 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/11/16 | Chana Roberts
    Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a directive on Wednesday to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC) in Hague. The ICC is meant to be the world's first permanent court and works to prosecute leaders and countries for war crimes, genocide and "crimes against humanity." In 2000, Russia signed the Rome treaty establishing the ICC, but never ratified it. The ICC was established in 1998, and currently has over 100 member states. Like Russia, the US also signed the treaty but declared in 2002 that they had "no intention" of ratifying it. Last Tuesday, the UN General Assembly's Human Rights...
  • Residents of Colorado town baffled after entire police force suddenly quits

    04/25/2016 8:43:28 AM PDT · by Nachum · 43 replies
    WaPo ^ | 4/24/16 | Peter Holley
    If you find yourself in an emergency situation in Green Mountain Falls, Colo., don’t bother calling police. In this scenic western hamlet, they no longer exist. All four members of the 700-person town’s police force — Tim Bradley, the police chief, and three volunteer reserve officers — resigned April 14 because of an alleged policy dispute with the municipality’s newly elected mayor, according to Fox affiliate KXRM-TV. Residents told the station that they weren’t exactly sure why the resignations occurred. “Our marshal and three deputies quit, and that’s about all they said,” Ann Pinell said. “We’ve had our hometown marshal...
  • UK Muslim Cabinet member quits over Gaza policies (Cameron's Conservative Paki Poster Girl gone)

    08/05/2014 10:27:58 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 8/5/14 | Danica Kirka - ap
    LONDON (AP) — The U.K.'s first female Muslim Cabinet member resigned Tuesday in protest of the British government's policies on Gaza, describing the approach as "morally indefensible" and detrimental to the national interest. Sayeeda Warsi, a Foreign Office minister of Pakistani descent, announced her departure on her Twitter feed. The move apparently took Downing Street off guard, and loaded more pressure on Prime Minister David Cameron, who is under fire by the opposition and members of his own party for his staunch support of Israel.
  • HHS Director Quits Job, Writes Letter That Exposes HHS As An Inefficient Mess

    03/15/2014 7:49:27 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 27 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 3/15/2014 | Stella
    David Wright, director of the Office of Research Integrity (ORI) in the Department Of Health And Human Services, just quit his job in a big way. Wright wrote an insanely blunt resignation letter that was recently published by ScienceInsider. In it, he exposed the dysfunctional bureaucratic red tape that limited him from doing his job more than half of the time.
  • Somali pirate 'Big Mouth' quits (ahFReakin' piracy no longer as profitable or safe a career)

    01/10/2013 1:57:51 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies
    BBC News ^ | 1/10/13 | BBC
    A man named by the UN as a pirate kingpin has said he is renouncing crime, a community leader in Somalia has confirmed to the BBC. Mohamed Abdi Hassan, nicknamed "Afweyneh" meaning Big Mouth in Somali, told reporters after eight years in the business, he had agreed to stop. He made the announcement in Adado, a town in central Somalia where pirate hostages have often been held. Successful pirate attacks off the Somali coast fell sharply last year. Analysts say this is because of the increased use of private security guards on ships and better co-ordination between naval patrols in...
  • Dick Armey quits FreedomWorks

    12/03/2012 7:45:29 PM PST · by Nachum · 34 replies
    wapo ^ | 12/3/12 | Rachel Weiner
    Former congressman Dick Armey has quit FreedomWorks, the conservative group he helped bring to national tea party prominence. Armey confirms that he wrote a letter to FreedomWorks President Matt Kibbe on Nov. 30, resigning from the group, as first reported by Mother Jones. He told the Post that he does not know who leaked his resignation letter. “We accepted his letter of resignation and we wish him well,” FreedomWorks press secretary Jackie Bodnar said. “As I resign from all board positions and duties, please see below a list of dispositions on outstanding issues: I expect to be fully compensated through...
  • Gingrich Calls Romney to Bury Hatchet

    04/26/2012 7:31:29 AM PDT · by dps.inspect · 62 replies
    NewsMax ^ | Wednesday, 25 Apr 2012 05:41 PM | By Marti Lotman
    Newt Gingrich had a friendly conversation Wednesday with presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney after news broke that he was shutting down his floundering campaign,...“It’s clear Romney is the nominee and the focus should be on defeating Obama..."
  • Sen. Sherrod Brown’s (D-OH) wife quits newspaper job after covering Josh Mandel campaign event

    09/20/2011 8:00:10 PM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    Red State ^ | 9/20/11 | Paula
    Today the Cleveland Plain Dealer announced the resignation of Connie Schultz, wife of Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH). Schultz had come under fire recently for attending a Tea Party rally near Cleveland at which her husband’s likely opponent in 2012, Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel, was a featured speaker. Schultz was spotted videotaping Mandel’s speech, but she conspicuously neglected to mention in her article that Mandel was even at the rally. (Read the details in my previous diary). Once news about Schultz’s covert-op became known, the Pulitzer prize winning journalist and 18-year veteran of the Plain Dealer issued a breathless apology, claiming...
  • NY clerk quits over gay marriage

    07/13/2011 7:58:46 AM PDT · by izzatzo · 17 replies
    Politico ^ | 07/12/2011 | R.J. Epstein
    A rural New York town clerk has resigned her post rather than grant marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
  • Indonesia anti-porn MP quits for watching porn (Islamic Prosperous Justice Party)

    04/11/2011 2:41:25 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies · 1+ views
    BBC News ^ | 4/11/11 | BBC News
    A member of parliament from an Islamic party which promoted anti-pornography legislation has resigned after being caught watching porn in parliament. Mr Arifinto of the Islamic Prosperous Justice Party (PKS) was photographed looking at the images on Friday. He said he had inadvertently opened an email link which led him to the images. Pornography has become one of the testing grounds of conservative Islam's influence over politics in Indonesia. "For the recent developing media coverage, I apologise to all members of the party and parliament," Mr Arifinto - who goes by one name - told a news conference. "I will...
  • SAS commander quits Army amid claims defence cuts have hit morale

    11/27/2010 9:58:55 PM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Telegraph [UK] ^ | 11/27/10 | Sean Rayment
    Friends of the colonel, who cannot be named for security reasons, said he had grown increasingly despondent with service life following the cuts imposed on the military by the Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR). It is understood that two highly respected Brigadiers, one of whom also served with the Special Forces, are considering their positions. Senior officers have warned that many more high calibre officers are expected to resign in the coming months especially if the Continuity of Education Allowance--which pays for a proportion of boarding school fees for service families--is cut.
  • Democrat quits NH House over anti-Palin remark

    08/12/2010 5:04:26 PM PDT · by Nachum · 38 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 8/12/10 | NORMA LOVE
    A New Hampshire Democrat has quit the state legislature after cracking a joke on Facebook about Sarah Palin’s death. Rep. Timothy Horrigan of Durham posted a comment Wednesday that a “dead Palin wd be even more dangerous than a live one” and she “is all about her myth & if she was dead she cdn’t commit any more gaffes.” Horrigan apologized Thursday and resigned. He is also discontinuing his re-election campaign.
  • Obama's Top Economist Quits, One Night Before Having To Spin One More Lousy Jobs Report

    08/06/2010 10:09:55 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 31 replies
    .businessinsider.com ^ | August 5. 2010 | Joe Weisenthal
    Obama's top economic advisor, professor Christina Romer, is quitting. Apparently the decision is her own, and the split is cordial, although not surprisingly she didn't get as much access to the President as she'd hoped. Of course anyone who thought that any President would be more likely to listen to an academic, rather than a political handler (like Rahm) was always doomed to be mistaken.
  • Eric Holder Vs. Black Panthers

    05/19/2010 5:21:52 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 65 replies · 1,291+ views
    Investors.com ^ | May 19, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    Civil Rights: The Justice Department explains that it dropped a Black Panther voter-intimidation case because of lack of evidence. Pay no attention to the thugs outside the polling place. Yet another reason Eric Holder must go. On Election Day 2008, New Black Panther Party members King Samir Shabazz, Malik Zulu Sha-bazz and Jerry Jackson were charged in a civil complaint with civil violations by "allegedly" violating the Voting Rights Act through intimidation, threats and coercion as they stood outside a Philadelphia polling place. It was what Bartle Bull, a former civil rights lawyer and publisher of the left-wing Village Voice,...
  • DOJ Attorney Quits Over Black Panther Stonewall

    05/19/2010 11:05:50 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 65 replies · 4,787+ views
    National Review ^ | 05/19/10 11:00 AM
    A trial attorney with the Department of Justice’s Voting Rights Section has resigned, citing concerns about the government’s refusal to prosecute a case involving voter intimidation by the New Black Panther Party. A letter of resignation from a former Justice Department employee makes clear DOJ has refused to allow attorneys in the Voting Rights Section to testify before the congressionally-chartered bipartisan U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, despite subpoenas that could result in their being held in contempt.
  • Retiring senators: Why are so many calling it quits?

    02/23/2010 2:39:47 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 28 replies · 970+ views
    CSM on Yahoo ^ | 2/23/10 | Gail Russell Chaddock
    Washington – "I do not love Congress." Call it the shot heard round the Capitol. With a $13 million war chest and a lead in the polls, Sen. Evan Bayh (D) of Indiana appeared on track to reelection – until he decided that he'd had enough of what the Senate had become. "I am not motivated by strident partisanship or ideology," he said at a Feb. 15 press conference. ... To date, 12 senators have announced retirements - the second-highest number of Senate retirees in 75 years. The high-water mark was 13 departures in 1996. As in years past, some...
  • N.Y. Times Reporter Accused of Plagiarism Quits

    02/17/2010 12:43:20 PM PST · by Nachum · 32 replies · 672+ views
    fox news ^ | 2/17/10 | ap
    NEW YORK — The New York Times is looking into the work of one its reporters following accusations that he plagiarized from The Wall Street Journal and other sources. The newspaper published an editor's note online Sunday and in papers Monday that said reporter Zachery Kouwe "appears to have improperly appropriated wording and passages published by other news organizations." The Times said Journal editors pointed out similarities between a Journal story from Feb. 5 and Times pieces later that day and on Feb. 6. The Times said that a search found similar examples taken from media outlets such as Reuters...
  • Health Reform in Limbo, Top Drug Lobbyist Quits

    02/11/2010 7:03:57 PM PST · by Nachum · 16 replies · 697+ views
    NYT ^ | 2/11/10 | DUFF WILSON AND DAVID KIRKPATRICK
    Billy Tauzin, the former Louisiana congressman, is resigning as president of the drug industry trade group Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America amid internal disputes over its pact with the White House to trade political support for favorable terms in the proposed health care overhaul. As the industry’s top lobbyist, Mr. Tauzin brokered the deal with the White House and Max Baucus, chairman of the Senate finance committee, last summer to limit the drug industry’s total costs under the proposed health care overhaul to $80 billion over 10 years.
  • Planned Parenthood Director Quits After Watching Abortion on Ultrasound

    11/02/2009 7:26:12 PM PST · by Nachum · 49 replies · 1,962+ views
    FOX ^ | 11/2/09 | Joseph Abrams
    The former director of a Planned Parenthood clinic in southeast Texas says she had a "change of heart" after watching an abortion last month — and she quit her job and joined a pro-life group in praying outside the facility. Abby Johnson, 29, used to escort women from their cars to the clinic in the eight years she volunteered and worked for Planned Parenthood in Bryan, Texas. But she says she knew it was time to leave after she watched a fetus "crumple" as it was vacuumed out of a patient's uterus in September.
  • CA: Top SEIU official in California quits three posts

    03/11/2009 9:25:27 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 469+ views
    LA Times ^ | 3/11/09 | Paul Pringle
    The Service Employees International Union's highest-ranking California officer has resigned that position and two other leadership posts in the wake of an internal investigation of payments to her ex-boyfriend, it was announced today. The SEIU said its inquiry found no wrongdoing by Annelle Grajeda, who was one of six executive vice presidents of the national union as well as the head of its California council and the local that represents Los Angeles County workers. The union said Grajeda, who could not be reached for comment, had decided to become an assistant to the SEIU's secretary-treasurer in Washington, D.C. Grajeda had...