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  • Why I want a robot nanny

    10/06/2016 8:35:39 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 25 replies
    The Week ^ | October 6, 2016 | Ruth Margolis
    Why I want a robot nanny Ruth Margolis I'm a tech-phobic parent — not exactly the sort of person who gets excited about the idea of letting a machine watch my children. But when I heard about the newly developed iPal — a doe-eyed, 3-foot-tall robot companion — I couldn't help but see the potential advantages to struggling parents of young kids. So many of us are crippled by the costs of childcare, sleep deprived and, frankly, bored. (You try coming up with 37 different scenarios for "The Wheels on the Bus" before breakfast...) Is it really so crazy to...
  • NYC gets OK to issue salt fines during appeal

    05/27/2016 5:44:36 AM PDT · by C19fan · 35 replies
    AP ^ | May 26, 2016 | Jennifer Peltz
    New York City plans to start enforcing a first-of-its-kind requirement for chain restaurants to use icons to warn patrons of salty foods after getting an appeals court's go-ahead Thursday to start issuing fines. But it's not the final word on whether the regulation will stand. The novel rule took effect in December, and some eateries already have added the requisite salt-shaker-like icons to menu items that contain more salt than doctors recommend ingesting in an entire day.
  • The question I asked before any play date (Any evil guns in your house?)

    12/24/2015 11:55:48 AM PST · by pabianice · 107 replies
    WaPo ^ | 3/15 | Donahue
    It was the most awkward and divisive of questions that I would ask of other parents, usually new acquaintances, but also of old friends. We’d be on the phone, discussing our young children, laughing, and the subject of play dates would come up. The other mom might say, “Can Chloe come over here tomorrow to play with Maddie?” I would ask, “Do you keep guns in your house?” Always it would lead to the most illuminating of answers, whether yes or no. If the response was negative, the parent would answer immediately, following up with something like, “No, never. We...
  • Puerto Rico considers fining parents of obese children

    02/11/2015 8:49:29 AM PST · by C19fan · 15 replies
    AP ^ | February 10, 2015 | Staff
    Legislators in Puerto Rico are debating a bill that would fine parents of obese children up to $800 if they don't lose weight. The bill aims to improve children's wellbeing and help parents make healthier choices, Sen. Gilberto Rodriguez said in a statement issued Monday. Public hearings for the bill are scheduled to begin Friday.
  • This Snowstorm Fiasco OUGHT to be a Lesson to OPPOSE the Nanny State [Don't waste a crisis!]

    01/27/2015 9:04:41 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 75 replies
    1/27/15 | sff
    Looking at the glorious NON-EVENT that was this BS blizzard, I ask that we conservatives teach our friends how to see the dangers of the nanny state. Think about it....media, politicians and "scientists" in the government all worked together to SHUT DOWN commerce, freedom of movement, etc. I know this would be easy to let them off the hook and say "Well, they did their best, better safe than sorry, etc." I think, however, that this splendidly demonstrates that these entities think of themselves as overlords who KNOW better than their citizenry how to conduct themselves in a potential crisis....
  • Constitution Check: Does the government have the authority to write restaurant menus?

    11/28/2014 10:21:16 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | November 27, 2014 | Lyle Denniston
    Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, tackles a weighty issue: the FDA’s constitutional ability to mandate calorie counts on restaurant menus nationwide. “The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today finalized…rules requiring that calorie information be listed on menus and menu boards in chain restaurants [and] similar retail food establishments….The menu labeling final rule applies to restaurants and similar retail food establishments if they are part of a chain of 20 or more locations, doing business under the same name and offering for sale substantially the same menu items. Covered food establishments will be required to clearly and...
  • Astonishing Video Shows Baby Being ‘Protected’ by Four Deadly King Cobras

    The king cobra is so poisonous that it can kill an elephant in a single bite. It is so long that it will use its 18-foot length to ‘stand up’ and look a human in the eye if confronted. And in this astonishing viral footage, a helpless baby is being protected by not one of them – but four. Deadly: King cobras can kill an elephant in a single bite (Picture: Mike J/YouTube) The reptiles each stand guard in the corners of the bed where the baby is lying with their necks extended above the ground – the stance it...
  • Who wants to ban Internet gaming? (GOP Nannies strike again)

    03/20/2014 7:42:20 AM PDT · by C19fan · 24 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | March 19, 2014 | Matt K. Lewis
    The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that “Utah Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz is preparing to introduce a bill that would restore the pre-2011 federal ban on Internet gaming, a spokeswoman confirmed on Wednesday. It would join a similar bill to be sponsored in the Senate by GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina.” “The goals of the Graham-Chaffetz legislation,” the Review-Journal continues, “are consistent with the highly publicized campaign by billionaire casino owner Sheldon Adelson to outlaw Internet gambling on moral grounds.”
  • I Have an Interesting Situation and need advice

    03/03/2014 12:00:35 PM PST · by lafroste · 95 replies
    me | 3/3/14 | lafroste
    I have run into an unusual situation. I have struck up a friendship with a philipina woman. However she is "employed" as a nanny by a couple from the UAE and is in Baltimore at the moment. The employers have confiscated her passport, work her 7 days a week with no days off or vacations. And pay her a nominal $9.00 per hour except they "hold" the money for her which amounts to $400.00 per week. (I haven't figured out the math on that one yet, since she is technically "on the job" 24 hours a day). What are her...
  • Black women pushing white babies: Photo series exposes the racial divides in the world of a NY nanny

    01/16/2014 5:12:56 AM PST · by C19fan · 30 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 15, 2014 | Sadie Whitelocks
    A candid picture series exposing the lives of New York City nannies reveals how a deep-rooted racial divide continues to permeate the industry. Photographer Ellen Jacob, 58, told MailOnline that she was inspired to start the project after noticing how it was often 'black women pushing white babies around' on Manhattan's affluent Upper West Side. After spending four years scouring the streets for willing subjects she discovered the majority of caregivers, aged 23 to 60, were immigrants living on the minimum wage with no sick pay, holidays or health benefits.
  • We Need More College, So We Can Have More Nannies with Master’s Degrees

    09/19/2013 5:40:08 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 09/19/2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    Fidel Castro once boasted that in Cuba even the prostitutes had university degrees. That was probably true. Communist countries had made a habit of running diploma mill educational systems in which much of the population, even the illiterate, would have some kind of degree. Cuban education is actually pretty terrible. Its med school grads don’t even qualify in other Latin American countries. And we’re headed the same way with education being treated as a social program and schools that act like diploma mills with graduation quotas.We’re spending insane amounts of money on overeducation that has no actual use. Instead more...
  • Bloomberg: If sparklers are legal, the terrorists will win

    06/27/2013 8:08:57 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 28 replies
    Citing national security concerns and the war on terror, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg asked New York Gov. Michael Cuomo to ban the sale of children’s fireworks. City officials worried that sparklers — handheld fireworks that emit colorful sparks and are often waved through the air by kids on the Fourth of July — could be used in terrorist attacks, according to The New York Post. “A recent attempt to harm innocent lives provides a frightening example of how legally purchased… Fireworks can cause dramatic harm and even kill,” said Joseph Garba, Bloomberg’s state legislative director, in a statement.
  • CNBC Exec’s Children Murdered, 1 Day After CNBC Reports $43 Trillion Bankster Lawsuit

    10/27/2012 10:47:23 AM PDT · by opentalk · 73 replies
    Intel Hub ^ | October 26, 2012 | JG Vibes
    This week financial news organization CNBC gave some mainstream attention to the largest money laundering and racketeering lawsuit in United States History, in which “Banksters” and their U.S. racketeering partners are being accused of laundering of 43 trillion dollars worth of ill gotten gains. The lawsuit is said to involve officials located in the highest offices of government and the financial sector. Since this information was surprisingly revealed by the mainstream news organization there has been a very suspicious and deadly fallout at the CNBC headquarters. Within hours the original page for the article was taken down, and CNBC senior...
  • NY Looks to Regulate Use of Bowling Shoes

    05/24/2013 6:32:32 AM PDT · by swampthang77 · 54 replies
    USBC News ^ | 2013,05,23 | USBC News Wire
    NYC Mayor Bloomberg is famous for heavily regulating daily life in New York City, from banning trans fat, to regulating soft drink sizes. Now two members of the NY legislature are doubling down on the type of regulation that has made Bloomberg famous in New York City....
  • Bloomberg Rips Senate For Failing To Expand Background Checks For Guns

    04/17/2013 3:09:36 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 61 replies
    CBS New York ^ | 4/17/13
    Mayor Michael Bloomberg ripped the U.S. Senate for failing to pass a bipartisan effort to expand background checks... “Democrats – who are so quick to blame Republicans for our broken gun laws – could not stand united,” Bloomberg said. “And Republicans – who are so quick to blame Democrats for not being tough enough on crime – handed criminals a huge victory, by preserving their ability to buy guns illegally at gun shows and online and keeping the illegal trafficking market well-fed.”
  • Can A Nation Built By Giants Survive Nanny State Paternalism? The Numbers Don’t Look Good…

    04/01/2013 10:11:44 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 9 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 04-01-13 | Vince
    While US Constitution and free market capitalism set the the foundations for American prosperity, it took a rugged, passionate, free people to build it. From George Washington to George Washington Carver to millions of other Americans, the United States was carved out a continent of forests that seemed to go on forever, fertile plains, vast mountain ranges and scorching hot deserts.  Over time American frontiersmen and settlers forged a country that seemed to have all of God’s blessings in abundance. Conditions were rarely easy for most Americans throughout most of our history. Coal miners spent 12 – 16 hour shifts...
  • The Tyranny of the Virtuous

    03/14/2013 7:49:47 AM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 19 replies
    realclearpolitics.com ^ | March 14, 2013 | Steve Chapman
    * But puritans haven't vanished. They've merely changed the subject. The expansion of freedom in matters of sex has coincided with a shrinkage in matters of health. New Yorkers would laugh at laws policing sex, but they elected a mayor who has no problem trying to control other physical indulgences. New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg brought forth a ban on large sugar-laden beverages, which this week was struck down by a state court. But the idea won't go away that easily: The city will appeal the ruling, and other cities are considering similar laws. Nor is this approach out...
  • Knowing How To Survive Winter

    01/25/2013 10:10:17 AM PST · by Starman417 · 16 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 01-25-13 | Skookum
    America is much safer with Janet Napolitano in charge of Homeland Security. Taking advantage of the Nanny State Philosophy being imposed upon America, she can now advise us on how to survive the inevitable winter storms we are experiencing because of Climate Change with its myriad and unpredictable weather patterns. Whether we are willing to admit it or not, America is experiencing winter, and with winter we must be willing to admit the possibility of winter storms, but don't despair, Janet, like the perpetual den mother who is concerned with her children, has now advised us on how to deal...
  • Bloomberg: ‘Most people I know don’t even have a gun’

    01/19/2013 3:04:53 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | January 18, 2012 | Caroline May
    WASHINGTON — New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg slammed pro-gun advocates while encouraging America’s other mayors to pressure Congress to pass President Barack Obama’s gun-control proposals, during a lunch gathering of the U.S. Conference of Mayors on Friday. “Most people I know don’t even have a gun,” Bloomberg said, claiming America is “the only industrialized country in the world” that has a gun “problem” where there are more guns than people. Bloomberg spoke highly of the proposals Obama laid out Wednesday and called the current enforcement of gun laws a “tragic joke.” “This is not a Constitutional question, but it...
  • Saudi Arabia's Beheading of a Nanny Followed Strict Procedures ("Religion of Peace")

    01/12/2013 3:44:47 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 19 replies
    ABC News ^ | January 11, 2013 | RUSSELL GOLDMAN
    Saudi Arabia's Beheading of a Nanny Followed Strict Procedures Rizana Nafeek, a young nanny from Sri Lanka, was beheaded by sword this week in Saudi Arabia, punishment for allegedly killing a baby in 2007 when she was believed to be just 17. The execution has spurred international outcry, given Nafeek's age at the time of the incident and her limited access to a defense attorney. The beheading has also shined a light on the Arab kingdom's medieval system of punishment, which includes cutting the hands off thieves, executing women accused of adultery, and flogging men accused of being gay. Few...