Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Obama's NLRB forces Mcdonalds to be liable for their franchises

I can't wait till fast food industry moves to a more automated way of making and selling products so these low skilled people who demand a wage higher than their skill set are out on their asses. Fast foods jobs are not supposed to be a comfortable career choice.

Obama mulls giving 6 million illegal immigrants work permits with no threat of deportation.

America had a good run and Obama is carrying out his mission to change the country to his ideals.

Even as they grapple with an immigration crisis at the border, White House officials are making plans to act before November's mid-term elections to grant work permits to potentially millions of immigrants who are in this country illegally, allowing them to stay in the United States without threat of deportation, according to advocates and lawmakers in touch with the administration.

Such a large-scale move on immigration could scramble election-year politics and lead some conservative Republicans to push for impeachment proceedings against President Barack Obama, a prospect White House officials have openly discussed.
Yet there's little sign that the urgent humanitarian situation in South Texas, where unaccompanied minors have been showing up by the tens of thousands from Central America, has impeded Obama from making plans to address some portion of the 11.5 million immigrants now in this country illegally. Obama announced late last month that congressional efforts to remake the nation's dysfunctional immigration system were dead and he would proceed on his own authority to fix the system where he could.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Gun makers' exodus benefits Tennessee

Come on down where they actually want jobs in this country.

For more than a century, the stretch of New England along the Connecticut River has been known as "Gun Valley" for its heavy concentration of firearms manufacturers.

"The gun industry was founded in New Haven, Conn., by Eli Whitney even before he made his cotton gin," said Lawrence Keane, senior vice president and general counsel of the National Shooting Sports Foundation, the trade association for the U.S. firearms industry. "There are companies all up and down the Connecticut River that make guns, ammunition, parts and supplies."

Today, though, communities stretching from Massachusetts to New York are rapidly losing much of that lucrative manufacturing base, in part because increased gun control legislation — prompted most recently by the Newtown, Conn., school shooting — has put the region's firearms industry in the crosshairs.

UK store says sorry for "Fat Girl Slim" Line of Products.

Marks and Spencer has been criticised for selling a range of body toning creams called ‘Fat Girl Slim’.

The products, including anti-cellulite cream and a stomach-toning gel called ‘six-pack’, have been accused of targeting 'insecure women' by campaigners in Brighton, West Sussex.

M&S insisted the name, which is by independent firm Bliss, was simply a light-hearted play on the name of DJ Fatboy Slim, aka Norman Cook.

Central American leaders to Obama: We are working on plan to stop migration.

bet you it comes with a price tag that Americans have to pay for in the end.

Central American leaders signaled to President Barack Obama they're working on a "comprehensive plan" to address the underlying reasons for the surge of immigrant youth from their countries who are entering the United States illegally.

The presidents of El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala met with Obama at the White House on Friday as Washington struggles to find a solution to what many consider a humanitarian crisis.

The influx this year of tens of thousands of child immigrants, many unaccompanied, has become a partisan flashpoint on the already divisive issue of reforming a U.S. immigration system that all sides agree is broken.

Obama and Presidents Otto Perez Molina of Guatemala, Juan Orlando Hernandez of Honduras, and Salvador Sanchez Ceren of El Salvador issued a statement that reiterated "our commitment to prevent families and children from undertaking this dangerous journey and to work together to promote safe, legal, and orderly migration."

Spider-Man punches NYC Cop, can't make bail.

These street performers have become a menace in times square and should be banned or licensed.

The Spider-Man panhandler who mouthed off before punching a rookie NYPD cop in Times Square was speechless Sunday at his arraignment on felony charges.

Junior Bishop, 25, who traded his skin-tight Spidey costume for sloppy green scrubs for his appearance in Manhattan Criminal Court, was charged with assault, criminal mischief, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.
The web-slinging deadbeat from Brooklyn allegedly tried to shake down tourists for $10 a picture just before 2 p.m. Saturday and was caught on camera slugging Officer Eduardo Molina – who had confronted the superhero about the ridiculous prices – at least twice before he was cuffed.

“He punched an officer in the face and body when [the officer] tried to give him a summons,” said prosecutor Samantha Schlott.

Obama to Netanyahu: It's Time for a Cease-Fire

The idea that Israel should stop because they have better tech/training despite the fact Hamas has turned Gaza into a terrorist and rocket launching pad is kinda ridiculous.

In a phone call today, President Barack Obama told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu the United States is growing more concerned about the rising Palestinian death toll and the worsening humanitarian conditions in Gaza. The White House said Obama reiterated that Israel has a right to defend itself and condemned Hamas rocket attacks that have killed Israelis, but pushed for an immediate cease-fire.

Boko Haram kidnaps wife of Cameroon's vice PM

Terrible, at this point it should be a kill on sight order for all members.

Nigerian Boko Haram militants kidnapped the wife of Cameroon's vice prime minister and killed at least three people on Sunday in a cross-border attack involving more than 200 assailants in the northern town of Kolofata, Cameroon officials said.

A local religious leader, or lamido, named Seini Boukar Lamine, who is also the town's mayor, and five members of his family were also kidnapped in a separate attack on his home.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility.

Boko Haram, an Islamist group which made international headlines with the abduction of 200 Nigerian schoolgirls in April, has stepped up cross-border attacks into Cameroon in recent weeks. Cameroon has deployed troops to its northern region, joining international efforts to combat the militants.

Monday, July 14, 2014

The day Jezebel.com commentators argued for Pedophilia and Incest as misunderstood concepts.

That day was July 13th, 2014 and it starts off innocently enough by the poster.

Now her argument that putting them with being gay is a horrible deal.
Judge: Incest, Pedophilia More Acceptable, Just Like Being Gay
Kat Callahan
Filed to: HORRIBLE
Yesterday 10:00pm
An Australian judge is receiving a great amount of criticism for comments claiming that incest and pedophilia will become more acceptable over time just like gay rights.
District Court Judge Garry Neilson was caught on tape offering his view that just as same-sex relationships were once considered socially unacceptable, sexual contact between adults and children or siblings may no longer be regarded by society as unnatural or taboo.

Frankly, the whole diatribe is just plain bizarre, its obvious insensitivity and offensiveness put aside. Even if the judge sees no issue with adult incestuous relationships and can make an argument because of adult faculties of judgement, that has absolutely nothing to do with the fact that the defendant was at the time of the first series of rapes 17 years old, and his sister was not yet out of primary school. There is no possible argument here that would make consent even remotely possible. So why even offer these comments as an aside?

This is apparently not news to those who know Neilson's record, either. The judge has also given a reduced sentence to a 55-year-old rapist of his 15 and 16 year old niece because he did not ejaculate inside of her nor "treat her roughly."

But at least there has been a government response. New South Wales Attorney-General Brad Hazzard is calling for Neilson's removal.

Then the commentators jump in where it starts going sideways in record time. first argument is about the age and if its consenting adults, who cares.

Everything gets clarified quickly.

and as you go down the comment thread, people make sure what they think of this argument by the judge in the OP and perhaps the comments before them? But whatever the middle of the thread was a resounding rejection by the open minded crowd of pedos, incent and other assorted taboo stuff.

But someone points out.

Then the "but wait a minute" crowd arrives..

and the inevitable happens as it always does in a Jezebel comment section. Those people show up.

At this point you should just shut the browser down and take a shower but its a train wreck to see if there are other commentators on jezebel that will post something above along that same kind of thinking.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Broward Public Defenders fired for comments over Palestinians celebrating death of three Israeli teen boys

Don' know if they were reacting to the three finger celebration that went on social media among Muslims when the kidnapping happened. But interesting to see the head guy basically grovelling on what should be a straight up and down question of firing.

Two assistant public defenders were terminated Tuesday for Facebook posts calling Palestinians cockroaches and swine. (Click here for a memory refresher.)

Bruce Raticoff and Gary Sheres both lost their jobs Tuesday morning, Public Defender Howard Finkelstein said.

"Time for us to learn and grow and draw the line in the sand firmly that as public defenders we have a higher calling and we cannot engage in hate speech that interferes with the mission of this office which is equal justice for all,'' Finkelstein said in an email.

The remarks from the two mens' Facebook accounts last week were in response to an article posted on someone's Facebook page, that claimed Palestinians were celebrating the kidnapping and murder of three Israeli teen boys. The killings were blamed on Islamic militant group Hamas.

Someone forwarded the postings to the Sun Sentinel.

"They are the filthy swine they don't eat. Their ignorance to the world bewilders the dumbest people I have ever met," Sheres posted, explaining later that he meant only the Palestinians who murder people or celebrate in murders.

A bit later, a comment came from the account of Raticoff: "That's why the Palestinian people are considered the cockroaches of the world. Reprehensible and despicable with utter disregard for civility and humanity. Burn them to the ground."

This is where Finkelstein seems to be doing a bit of theater to show his concern.

At a staff meeting on Tuesday, employees at the public defenders' office in the Broward County Courthouse sat grim-faced as they learned the news about their colleagues.

Finkelstein said he'd warned the staff six times in meetings about the dangers of posting commentary on social networks that could backfire.

He repeatedly mentioned a Palestinian employee, Lubna Abualown, an assistant public defender who put a human face on the Facebook comments. Her parents are from the West Bank, and her husband from the Gaza Strip.

She was upset by the postings. Nevertheless, he said she argued for their jobs, Finkelstein told her co-workers.

In the audience, Abualown started crying.

But later, she took to the stage, she said that those who use hate speech are "condoning the violence that is associated with that hate.''

Abualown said that "words are very powerful. As lawyers, I think as lawyers we all know that. Words can make you feel like you're on top of the world and in the same breath can bring you crashing down and make you question who you are.''

Now knowing Broward politics watch for the subtle backlash against those who got the defenders fired.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Bindi Irwin wants girls to dress their age, gets attacked by topless twitter feminist Caitlin Stasey

What is controversial about what she said?

The teen daughter of the late "Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin said in a recent interview with News Corp Australia that she is "a big advocate for young girls dressing their age."

"I mean, for me, I look around at a lot of young girls that are my age and they're always trying to dress older," said Irwin, who turns 16 on July 24. "Whether it's wearing revealing clothes or hardly wearing any clothes at all, I feel really bad for them."
Irwin, who has picked up the wildlife conservation advocacy legacy of her father and grew up at the Australia Zoo, said she considers herself to be an old soul who "loves a cup of tea and a good book."

And while Irwin said her own personal style is evolving from her trademark khakis to more fashionable fare, she keeps it simple and conservative.

I am all for people dressing how they want but if you are a teen girl and you dress like a thot, you get treated like a thot.

Same goes for boys who dress with their underwear showing and acting the fool. Dress and act like ghetto trash, you get treated like ghetto trash.

But Bindi gets attacked by some aussie actress (Caitlin Stasey ) no one has ever heard of before to make a name for herself.

“Women should be able to make decisions about what they want (to wear) without being judged,” she said. “Caitlin is right to say we have to take responsibility for what we do, and we don’t need other people passing judgment.”

Her latest Tweets sparked national debate this week when she took on Bindi Irwin, who urged young women to wear less revealing clothes.

“Open letter to bindi, in ten years you’ll wish you stood beside your shared sex rather than be proud you belittled their choices & agency,” she posted on Twitter.

Let me be clear, I love the hoes, hoes make the world go around and without them men wouldn't realize which woman you want to spend the rest of your life without being with them. I am all for dressing how you want and what makes you feel great. But to say people can't judge you? Who made you god and decided what is right or wrong.

You keep taking topless shots on twitter and people will judge you. That is how life works. Attacking a 15 year old telling other teens not to dress like a thot, that just makes you an asshole.