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  • Students Protest Vaccine Tyranny [semi-satire]

    05/29/2021 10:23:22 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 30 May 2021 | John Semmens
    Students enrolled at the University of Maryland and at Rutgers in New Jersey demonstrated against their schools’ requirement that they must take the experimental COVID vaccination to attend classes in the Fall semester. One UM student called the requirement an “abuse of rights and abuse of power” and demanded it be “reeled back.” Another student asserted that “forced consent isn’t real consent.” Maryland House Delegate Lauren Arikan (R-Baltimore County) supported the protest, saying that “coercing students to take an experimental drug is not appropriate” and urged the University Administrators to rescind the mandate because “these vaccines are not like those...
  • New Yorkers May Continue Drinking Enormous Sodas For Now

    07/30/2013 12:14:34 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 7/30/2013 | Dan Amira
    Mayor Bloomberg's attempt to prohibit certain large sugary drinks from being sold by certain city purveyors was dealt a blow this morning when an appellate court upheld a previous decision — by a judge named Milton Tingling, you may recall — striking down the ban. Both Bloomberg and Health Commissioner Thomas Farley had said in May they were "confident" that Tingling's ruling would be overturned. The case can still be appealed to the Court of Appeals, the state's highest court. DaIn a unanimous decision, the court declared today that the ban "violated the state principle of separation of powers," Reuters...
  • GMO labeling measure receives prop number for November ballot

    07/14/2012 11:38:44 PM PDT · by quimby · 13 replies ^ | July 10, 2012 | Judson Parker
    California’s Right to Know Genetically Engineered Food Act will be on November’s ballot as Proposition 37, according to proposition numbers released late yesterday by the California Secretary of State’s office. The Right to Know measure calls for labeling genetically engineered foods and, if passed, would be the first law in the United States requiring labeling of a wide range of genetically engineered foods. “Prop 37 is about our fundamental right to know what’s in the food we eat and feed our children,” said Stacy Malkan, a spokesperson for the California Right to Know campaign. “Given the broad support in the...
  • Bad Apple: Five Classic Apple Marketing Tactics That Lock You In

    11/05/2009 10:37:52 AM PST · by Swordmaker · 91 replies · 2,114+ views
    PC World ^ | Nov 3, 2009 6:15 pm | Dan Tynan
    When you buy an Apple device, you're often locked in to buying other Apple products that are compatible with it. Here are five examples, and some advice on what to do. Oh, wait--there's nothing you can do.Once you enter the Big Tent of Apple, it's exceedingly hard to find the exit. Over its 33-year history, Apple has consistently elected to limit consumer choice, creating a situation known as "lock in." As soon as you start buying stuff from Apple, you'll find it difficult to move to products made by someone else without losing everything you've already paid for. Of course,...
  • The 'Free Choice' Act Is Anything But

    05/07/2009 7:52:04 AM PDT · by bilhosty · 16 replies · 552+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | MAY 7, 2009 | George McGovern
    Last year, I wrote on these pages that I was opposed to this bill because it would eliminate secret ballots in union organizing elections. However, the bill has an additional feature that isn't often mentioned but that is just as troublesome -- compulsory arbitration. This feature would give the government the power to step into labor disputes where employers and labor leaders cannot reach an agreement and compel both sides to accept a contract. Compulsory arbitration is bound to trigger the law of unintended consequences.
  • Employee Free Choice Act: An Insult to American Workers

    02/11/2009 7:40:37 PM PST · by Hythloday · 7 replies · 522+ views
    Political Castaway ^ | February 11, 2009 | Hythloday
    With the so-called stimulus bill heading toward some resolution, I suspect that the attention of some Democrats on the Hill is starting to head in other directions. According to some indications, it appears as though the next item on the agenda, other than the new bank bailout monstrosity, will be the Employee Free Choice Act. This is shaping up to be another battle...
  • The Employee Free Choice Act is Unconstitutional

    12/18/2008 9:18:56 PM PST · by St. Louis Conservative · 16 replies · 947+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | December 19, 2008 | Richard A Epstein
    A top priority of the incoming Democratic Congress and Obama administration is the misnamed Employee Free Choice Act. The EFCA, as is well known, introduces a card-check procedure that allows a union to gain recognition without an election by secret ballot. Thereafter a government arbitration panel can impose, without judicial review, all the terms of an initial two-year collective "agreement" if the parties cannot negotiate an agreement within 130 days. It is commonly supposed that economic regulation is immune to constitutional challenge since the New Deal. That's not the case with this labor law. Consider card check and the First...
  • Union bosses say, 'Jump'... And Pelosi Democrats ask, 'How high?'

    03/04/2007 7:32:04 AM PST · by Nevadan · 2 replies · 497+ views
    Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | Mar. 04, 2007 | Editorial
    If a union offers to serve as bargaining agent for employees at a given workplace -- in exchange for considerable dues -- but it turns out that in a secret-ballot election the majority of those workers would oppose unionization, then the law should dictate that said workplace: a) be unionized; b) not be unionized. If you answered "a," hang onto your hat, because you might well be in line for highly paid employment as a union lobbyist, or even as a Democratic member of Congress anxious to repay union support by "tilting the playing field" till it's "just right." American...
  • Archdiocese Leaves Kerry and President Off Guest List

    09/17/2004 6:29:35 AM PDT · by OESY · 12 replies · 710+ views
    New York Times ^ | September 17, 2004 | MICHAEL COOPER and DANIEL J. WAKIN
    For more than 50 years, the road to the White House has almost always included a white-tie rest stop at the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner, a charity roast at the Waldorf-Astoria named for the nation's first Roman Catholic to be a major party's presidential nominee. Since the dinners were first given in 1945, the only presidents not to address them have been Harry S. Truman and Bill Clinton. But on Oct. 21 this year, when guests put on their tiaras and tails for one of the premier political roasts of the year, they will be treated not to...
  • "Catholics" (CINO's)Urge U.N. to Push Vatican on Sex Scandal

    10/08/2002 1:38:21 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 20 replies · 316+ views
    Yahoo! News (Reuters) ^ | 10/8/02 | Shasta Darlington
    Catholics Urge U.N. to Push Vatican on Sex Scandal Tue Oct 8, 9:57 AM ET By Shasta Darlington ROME (Reuters) - A coalition of Catholic groups and victims of abuse by clergy unveiled a report Tuesday that accused the Vatican (news - web sites) of trying to hide widespread child sex abuse scandals and called on the United Nations (news - web sites) to step in. "There has been cover-up and collusion not only on the part of the bishops but by the Vatican," said Frances Kissling, president of U.S.-based Catholics for a Free Choice, which spearheaded the research. "This...
  • Dr. James Dobson Supports Free Choice (arminianism): "God does not force people to accept Him"

    06/28/2002 4:30:00 AM PDT · by xzins · 107 replies · 627+ views
    Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod ^ | Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod
    I'm sure you are aware that there has been a debate going on for centuries, often referred to as the Calvinistic/Armenian debate, with Scriptures to back up both sides of the argument. Anyway, in light of your belief, following is a message I have received from Dr. James Dobson/Focus on the Family. Please advise if this viewpoint is the same viewpoint you hold to. You asked about Dr. Dobson's beliefs regarding eternal security. He holds to the classic Armenian view -- that is, he believes God never violates the free will of the individual. Dr. Dobson feels that God does...