… The big banks continue to ride roughshod over the American people with the complicity of the political class. Too Big to Jail is an affront to the Constitution, an affront to the Bill of Rights, an affront to those like Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King, Lysander Spooner, Frederick Douglass and all those who at various times crusaded to make equality before the law a reality in America.
The only [...]
South Africa’s ANC-dominated parliament has passed a Protection of Information Bill which could see whistle blowers and journalists who publish “classified” information jailed for up to 25 years.
The “Secrecy Bill” has been described as the biggest affront to democracy since apartheid ended in 1994.
Among its opponents are Desmond Tutu, the Nelson Mandela Foundation, business leaders, South African editors, civil society groups and artists including writer Nadine Gordimer.
The bill’s drafters claim [...]
A new survey of Doctors has been released. The results are bleak.
If Obamacare is fully implemented, 83 percent will consider leaving the practice of medicine. Sixty-one percent say it’s an affront to their ethics. Eighty-five percent say it destroys the doctor-patient relationship. Sixty-five percent say governmental involvement is the cause of the problems in medical care now. Seventy-two percent say the insurance mandate won’t result in improved access to medical [...]
President Obama’s Department of Justice recently released new regulations to prevent prison rape. “Sexual violence, against any victim, is an assault on human dignity and an affront to American values,” Obama said when announcing the new initiative. “The Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 (PREA) was enacted with bipartisan support and established a ‘zero-tolerance standard’ for rape in prisons in the United States.”
But the new regulations won’t be cheap; it’s expected to [...]
The ever-blunt Donald Trump today announced, via Twitter, that he was cancelling his USA Today subscription, calling the paper and its founder Al Neuharth “lightweights.”
“Just cancelled my subscription to @USATODAY,” Trump tweeted. “Boring newspaper with no mojo — must be losing a fortune. Founder [Al Neuharth] has always been a lightweight — just like his paper”
(Also on POLITICO: Donald Trump has a very large Twitter)
USA Today declined to provide any [...]
Islamic holy man and his wife are jailed for mutilating the genitals of their four daughters
Victims sob in court as parents are led away
Minister brands female circumcision a ‘grave crime’
An Islamic holy man and his wife have been jailed for the genital mutilation of their four daughters.
The case has shocked France and was branded by a female government minister as a ‘grave crime’ and an ‘intolerable affront to women’s dignity.’
Numerous papers and wire services are reporting that groups opposed to Public Act 4 have filed petitions containing about 225,000 signatures to have the law repealed, more than enough to put PA 4 placed on the fall election ballot. Like Wisconsin and Ohio, Michigan will now have its own high-stakes election over the power of government unions.
Compared to the executives of neighboring states, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder opted for a [...]
Forum Post: Goldman Sachs threatens OWS credit union bank.
I haven’t heard about the Credit Union being under investigation but seems like GS is panic mode:
Goldman Sachs has threatened to to transfer credit union funds, worth about 1 billion dollars, if credit union does not shut down OWS bank account. I think we need to devise another banking system for OWS. A system that cannot be threatened by the likes of [...]
By Valerie Richardson
The Washington Times
DENVER — Texas Gov. Rick Perry urged conservatives Friday to “push more liberals into the private sector” in the 2012 election — including the president — but the oft-mentioned potential presidential candidate declined to say whether he had decided to enter the race himself.
Speaking to a packed house at the Western Conservative Summit, Mr. [...]
Lynne Ferrari Blankenbeker, a Republican lawmaker in the New Hampshire Legislature, has taken union-bashing to a whole new level.
In a July 21 email obtained by Mother Jones, the New Hampshire state representative wrote to fellow legislators about a recent training stint with the Army at Fort Dix, in New Jersey. A military veteran who has served in the Middle East, Blankenbeker described learning to drive an [...]
NEW ORLEANS, La.–Republican activists have waited all week to see a front-running presidential candidate. When Texas Gov. Rick Perry took the stage Saturday, they may have finally gotten their glimpse.
In a 20-minute address to about 2,000 activists at the Republican Leadership Conference, Perry decried the Obama administration and even Republicans he blamed for “apologizing” while touting his own record with remarks that sounded conspicuously like a [...]