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No human rights in Judaism
2013-01-25 08:26:00
The worst thing done to Judaism is redefining it in terms of rights: the right to life (pikuah nefesh), Jeffersonian freedom and democracy, and even privacy (homosexuality). Judaism has no rights, but only obligations. Our biblical obligations toward other humans are very limited: they should not be murdered or robbed, and that’s it generally. We have a few more obligations toward fellow Jews. At any rate there is no right to statehood, work, or migration. Palestinians are no more justified in claiming statehood than are the Native American Indians, Chechens, or Eskimo. Palestinians have no stronger right to travel to Israel for work than do the Mexicans to the United States. Liberal political theories are formulated in terms of protecting rights to avoid the government’s infringement. In Judaism, there can be no infringement: Jews, whether they want it or not, are the people of God and must do his bidding. We have no sphere which would be private and protected from God. We have...
U.S. women see assault on reproductive rights: poll
2012-05-31 06:26:00
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - About one-third of American women believe there is a broad effort under way to limit their access to reproductive services including contraception, family planning and abortion, according a poll released on Thursday. After months of election-year culture wars over Planned Parenthood, abortion and President Barack Obama's policy on contraceptives, researchers said 42 percent of women have felt strongly enough to take some sort of action including trying to influence another's opinions or donating money. ...
All Rights Reserved
2012-05-24 11:06:00
All Rights Reserved&#-160; par krikoui Fin des votes 21/06/12 11:06commentaire : 5-
Obama touts support for gay rights in Jane Lynch-narrated video
2012-05-23 23:07:00
Jane Lynch narrates. Lady Gaga claps. Barney Frank has a cameo. Same-sex couples embrace. President Barack Obama's reelection campaign released a new ad on Wednesday to court lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) voters. The video has playful moments. After Lynch says that Obama "counted us as friends," the spot features Obama speaking to the ...
Castro's daughter scorned by lawmakers, praised by gay rights groups
2012-05-23 13:00:00
While Republican and Democratic lawmakers spar over the politics of allowing Mariela Castro, daughter of Cuban President Raul Castro, to visit the United States, she?s winning praise from the international gay, lesbian and transgender community for her advocacy work.
Romney wins bragging rights over Obama
2012-05-23 04:59:00
Mitt Romney?s victories in Arkansas and Kentucky may have been foregone conclusions, but besides two more batches of delegates, they also gave him something else ? bragging rights over the president.
Free National Association for Gun Rights Pistol & Bell stickers
2012-05-21 01:21:00
http://www.nationalgunrights.or-g/getstickers/ -click the link, close the window, then click the link again to get the form
?Predatory? prison phone rates: Civil rights leaders urge reform
2012-05-18 20:25:00
What if it cost $17 to make a 15-minute phone call in the U.S.? How often would you call home? That's the dilemma facing many inmates who must rely on the prison phone service and pay sky-high rates. A bipartisan group of prison reformers is calling on the Federal Communications Commission to stop phone companies ...
David Kato Prize for Poems About GLBT Rights: Spring 2012 Winners
2012-05-17 15:38:00
This spring, I once again sponsored a themed contest as part of the Alabama State Poetry Society's biannual awards. The David Kato Prize gives awards of $50, $30, and $20 for poems about GLBT human rights. (See my prior post about the Fall 2011 winners.) David Kato was a Ugandan gay activist who was murdered last year because of his human rights work. The ASPS and the Spring 2012 winners have kindly permitted me to publish their poems below. (We haven't received confirmation from the 3rd Prize winner but we will add that poem later if possible.) First Prize Coming Out by Emily Grimes-Henderson She came out of her closet Left her husband Lost her kids And in the light of day Recovered her true self Says she knew when she was six She was different Nearly lost herself trying to fit The world?s prescription Said it was like looking through the Wrong end of a pair of binoculars You just can?t see a damn thing Or find your way. Now she lives with fear, Frightened of ...
Squatter’s Rights
2012-05-16 20:02:00
The move to Veganism has brought with it a desire to grow some of my own veggies and herbs. Dad very kindly gave me this planter, so I tried it out in a few positions in the garden. I fear I am going to struggle to plant anything as we appear to have had a ...
NY seeks to deny murderers spousal burial rights
2012-05-14 23:22:00
As Constance Shepherd's family grieved over her death at the hands of her husband, they had hoped to find some comfort by giving her a proper funeral.
Bloomberg: N.C. marriage vote sets back civil rights
2012-05-13 23:15:00
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has told University of North Carolina graduates that last week's gay marriage vote shows there is still a lot of work to be done for civil rights in this country.
Daughter: Cuba's Raul Castro backs gay rights
2012-05-12 23:52:00
Cuban President Raul Castro backs greater gay rights and ending discrimination against homosexuals, his daughter Mariela, a famed sexologist, said Saturday during a colorful gay rights march in Havana.
LoveLive Wants to Profit from Performance Rights
2012-05-11 00:56:00
Richard Cohen, founder of music agency LoveLive, says his business can open up a new source of funds for artists and labels.
Activist crisis is US envoy's human rights moment
2012-05-06 14:12:00
As a former U.S. commerce secretary and governor of Washington state, Gary Locke wasn't considered much of a heavyweight on human rights when he became the first Chinese-American ambassador to Beijing last year. Trade and maintaining smooth relations between Washington and its biggest foreign creditor were seen as dominating his agenda.
Rights activists wary of China's offer to blind dissident
2012-05-05 00:16:00
China said on Friday blind dissident Chen Guangcheng could apply to study abroad,but rights activists sounded a note of caution over expectations of a quick way out for Chen.
Cyber Justice is denied to Citizens in Karnataka
2012-05-04 07:28:00
AN OPEN LETTER To Sri D.V.Sadananda Gowda The HonourableChief Minister of Karnataka Bangalore Dear Sir Karnataka is one state in India which has been in the forefront of IT development. Bangalore as a city does not escape the attention of Mr Obamawhenever he thinks of winning an election in US. In the light of the US attention onBangalore, a suggestion was ...
Multi Stakeholder Consultation on Internet Rights in Delhi
2012-05-03 09:32:00
Digital Empowerment Society, New Delhi along with the Association of Progressive Communication (APC) along with the DIT and NIXI has organized a multi stake holder consultation on Internet Rights, Accessability, Regulation and Ethics at Delhi today the 3rd may 2012. Ms Aruna Roy inaugurating the Multi Stake stakeholder consultation on Internet Rights in Delhi highlighted ...
Multi Stakeholder consultation on Internet rights in India
2012-05-03 06:33:00
DigitalEmpowerment Society, New Delhi along with the Association of Progressive Communication (APC) along withthe DITand NIXI has organized a multi stake holder consultation on Internet Rights, Accessability, Regulation and Ethics at Delhi today the 3rd may 2012. Ms Aruna Roy inaugurating the Multi Stake stakeholder consultation on Internet Rights in Delhi highlighted the importance of Right ...
Hillary Clinton urges China to protect human rights
2012-05-03 05:04:00
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton told China on Thursday that it must protect human rights, in remarks that rejected Beijing's criticism of the U.S. for getting involved in the case of a blind dissident.
Escaped China activist in U.S. protection-rights group
2012-04-29 02:15:00
BEIJING (Reuters) - Blind Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng is under U.S. protection in Beijing after an audacious escape from 19 months under house arrest, a U.S.-based group said on Saturday, in a drama that threatens to ignite new tensions between the two governments. The United States has not confirmed publicly reports that Chen, who slipped away from under the noses of guards and eyes and ears of surveillance equipment around his village home in eastern Shandong province, fled into the U.S. embassy. ...
Escaped China activist in U.S. protection: rights group
2012-04-28 08:10:00
BEIJING (Reuters) - Blind Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng is now under U.S. protection in Beijing after fleeing from house arrest, a U.S.-based rights group said on Saturday, threatening to open up a new front of tensions between the two governments. The United States has not provided any official confirmation of reports from rights activists that Chen, who was spirited away from house arrest at his home in Shandong province, had fled into the U.S. embassy. China declined to comment on Saturday on the issue, which now threatens to overshadow a top-level China-U.S. ...
Obama: GOP On Women?s Health Like ?Being In A Time Machine?
2012-04-28 02:43:00
Chicago Tribune By Michael A. Memoli 5:09 p.m. CDT, April 27, 2012 WASHINGTON — President Obama on Friday castigated the Republican Party for what he said were dated views onwomen’s healthissues, saying the recent debate over contraceptives was “like being in a time machine.” Speaking at a women’s conference organized by his campaign, Obama called ...
By: Suzie-Q
Property rights in Brazil improve
2012-04-04 02:00:00
Brazil has made gains with its property rights for the fourth consecutive year. According to the Property Rights Alliance International Property Rights Index (IPRI), the nation saw its total score increase by 0.1 points compared to 2011. Every metric in the physical property rights category either improved or remained the same, which may add to the appeal of Brazilian real estate for investors. Overall, the country is ranked eighth in the South American region and 62nd globally. Last month, Samantha Gore, sales manager at UV10, stated she does not believe the Brazilian real estate market will experience a crash, despite the significant price increases recorded for residential property in the nation. She explained that, unlike in Europe, many of the homes in Brazil are being purchased by domestic owner-occupiers rather than investors. Ms Gore commented: "Instead of crashing, the consensus is that values will take a more modest path of growth."  
Estonia 'top-scoring CEE nation for property rights'
2012-04-03 02:00:00
Estonia has been named as the best nation in the central and eastern Europe (CEE) region in terms of its physical and intellectual property rights. In the International Property Rights Index (IPRI) 2012, compiled by Property Rights Alliance, Estonia was ranked 28th in the world and first in the CEE area. The IPRI noted its performance in the physical property rights section slid marginally, due to a fall in the level of finance available to those buying real estate in Estonia. Despite this decline, globally the country is still rated 25th in this category. Meanwhile, the nation also scored well in terms of registering property and the protection of this type of asset. The legal stability in Estonia is not the only reason to consider investing here, either. The Knight Frank Global House Price Index for the final quarter of 2011 revealed the country experienced the second-highest annual growth in real estate values in the world. According to the firm's figures, the cost of buyin...
Justice With An Agenda
2012-03-28 19:34:00
The shooting of Trayvon Martin was a tragedy. The loss of any life is a horrible thing. That being said, we may have yet another tragedy in the making … the “railroading” of George Zimmerman! The process that seems to be under weigh serves at least two purposes: First it helps feed the frenzy of ...
Wake Up Amerika!
2012-03-19 06:02:00
John Adams said, “There are two ways to conquer and enslave a country. One is by the sword, the other is by debt.” Actually, there is a third way … executive order. While many of us fell for the sleight of one hand orchestrating a phony contraceptives debate, some wondered what the other hand was ...
NAACP Urges U.N. Human Rights Council to ?Review? U.S. ?Voter Suppression?
2012-03-16 15:31:00
NAACP Urges U.N. Human Rights Council to ?Review? U.S. ?Voter Suppression? Laws ( ? Accusing U.S. states of passing laws that will ?disproportionately block members of minority groups from voting,? National Association for the Advancement of Colored People President Benjamin … Continue reading →
2012-03-13 21:29:00
Like a couple of prom pimples, they’re back! It’s Hanoi Jane and Sixties bra burner Gloria Steinem resurfacing in The Great Sandra Fluke diversion! It seems Ms.’s Fonda and Steinem want Rush Limbaugh and nearly every other Conservative talk host fired. So much for free speech. They also object to what they mistakenly call Mr. ...
The Rights of Speaker or the Rights of Listener?
2012-03-13 11:51:00
In order to keep quite areas, the administrator installs mobile phone jammer. However, it arouses more discussions of this topic. Should it be install in public? What is important between the speaker and the listener? Are you respect others rights in public? In some special area, I will adjust m
UN Special Rapporteur Report on Iran?s Human Rights Abuses
2012-03-09 02:15:00
The UN Special Rapporteur for Human Rights in Iran, Dr. Ahmad Shaheed, is included below. When the interim report was announced last year it sent ripples through diplomatic and human rights channels. Iran’s human rights violations are many, the section … Continue reading →
A?s eager for resolution to territorial rights (Yahoo! Sports)
2012-03-07 20:38:00
The Oakland Athletics say their attempt to relocate some 40 miles away to San Jose is not “a move that seeks to alter or in any manner disturb MLB territorial rights.” The A’s released a statement Wednesday saying they hope Commissioner Bud Selig, his committee on the Bay Area issue and a vote of baseball’s ...
Super Tuesday?
2012-03-07 16:35:00
It seems that ‘Super Tuesday’ didn’t turn out to be that super for any particular candidate. Okay, Mitt Romney picked up a bunch more delegates … but there’s still a very long way to go! Ohio was all he actually won, and then just barely. He still can’t close the deal with Conservatives. Massachusetts and ...
LGBT Rights Group Responds To Kirk Cameron
2012-03-05 22:15:00
The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) added its voice to the chorus of criticism that erupted after former "Growing Pains" actor Kirk Cameron...
LGBT Rights Group Responds To Kirk Cameron
2012-03-05 22:15:00
The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) added its voice to the chorus of criticism that erupted after former "Growing Pains" actor Kirk Cameron...
Michelangelo Signorile: A Bold Choice For The Human Rights Campaign, The La
2012-03-05 16:38:00
The choice of Chad Griffin as HRC's new president was an inspired, bold, and ultimately necessary move for a group that was becoming increasingly irrelevant and even counterproductive in the eyes of many in the broader LGBT activist community.
Free Women?s Rights Buttons and Stickers
2012-02-24 10:45:00 This Free? Stuff Tims? . C om feed should only be read in feed readers, on the ??????Freestuff ?Times?email ?list,? or the FST Google Gadget.? Any other ? use is opyright infringement? and should be reported.????
The Final Conflict
2012-02-22 21:10:00
As our country careens toward the election of 2012, we increasingly find ourselves on a collision course between good and evil. In the corner on the left, wearing a black hat and flashing a forked tongue, we have Barack Hussein Obama. In the corner on the right, wearing a white hat and clinging to a ...
Trashing The Constitution
2012-02-10 18:50:00
Any credibility activist Ruth Bader Ginsburg may once have had as a Supreme Court Justice is gone. She has become the term limit poster girl for the unelected public servants that occupy the high court. During an interview with Al Hayat TV in Egypt, she clearly demonstrated a fundamental lack of understanding of the United ...
Rick Santorum on Second Amendment Rights
2012-02-09 19:37:00
I have seen and read several reviews regarding Rick Santorum and his stand on the Second Amendment and guns. Overall, I had not been terribly impressed, but that may be about to change. I offer these next few paragraphs, not … Continue reading →
DC Grants Rats More Rights Than Unborn Children
2012-01-18 01:32:00
A law has been enacted by the DC city council that not only must most forms rodentine vermin be captured for rerelease, but that they must also be relocated as family units.These creatures are not a pod of whales, a herd of elephants, or a troop of gorillas.Given that they will even eat their young ...
The Ramble for 12-26-11 Voting Rights, Vs Ensured Leftist Rule;Lugar’
2011-12-26 19:35:00
Sloatsburg,NY– I’m here after driving most of the day. A quick run from rochester to Bethlehem Pennsylvania, then over to Quakertown for a loadfew of paper towels. – Voting rights: over at questions and observations, Bruce McQuain in his usual take no prisoners style … which, frankly I’ve always admired, proceeds to blow up the Liberal argument surrounding the voting rights act in south Carolina. Bruce McQuain If you write a check, buy liquor or any of a myriad of different transactions throughout the year, you are asked or required to produce a valid state issued ID.  Does that adversely effect the ability of minorities to write checks or buy alcohol?  Then there’s driving.  No license, no driving. Quite so. there’s only one reason that Eric holder in his happy little band of socialist minions is chasing this particular ghost.  They are black racists, seeking to ensure a socialist future. As Bruce says, this is…. …The same ...
By: BitsBlog
On "The Bill of Rights Day" Congress Passes The NDAA (National Defense Auth
2011-12-21 03:38:00
Naomi Wolf, who never fails to alert and alarm the masses,  has an interesting reposted blog on her Facebook Page concerning the passage of the NDAA. The article says: Execllent and disturbing reporting, reposted here: Surefire, a military contractor, gave a quarter of a million to a single senator and stands to earn 23 million in sight raid equipment manufacture -- enough to outfit fifty thousand soldiers. which war? The war in what is now Battlefield America? shows Surefire lobbying for HR 1540 which is the House counterpart to the Senate bill, S. 1867, which was passed on Bill of Rights Day and which two retired Marine generals affirm, in a New York Times op-ed, abolishes the Bill of Rights. Retired four-star Generals Charles Krulak and Joseph Hoar write in opposing the new law:One provision would authorize the military to indefinitely detain without charge people suspected of involvement with terrorism, including United States citizens appre...
Rangers win rights to Darvish for $51.7M (AP)
2011-12-20 18:34:00
After losing a pair of aces in the last two years, the Texas Rangers are going global to land a new one. Winner of consecutive AL pennants, Texas also won the Yu Darvish sweepstakes Monday night with a record bid of $51.7 million. Now, the Rangers get 30 days to negotiate a contract with Darvish ...
Rangers win Darvish?s negotiating rights (AP)
2011-12-20 06:16:00
The Texas Rangers have submitted the winning bid for Yu Darvish, earning the right to negotiate a contract with the Japanese pitcher. Major League Baseball announced Monday night that the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters of Japan’s Pacific League informed the U.S. commissioner’s office that they have accepted the top bid for Darvish.
Brewers win posting rights to OF Aoki (AP)
2011-12-18 09:41:00
The Milwaukee Brewers have won the right to negotiate a contract with Japanese outfielder Norichika Aoki. Aoki’s team, the Yakult Swallows, said Sunday it had accepted the Brewers’ bid of $2.5 million under the posting system. The Brewers have 30 days to work out a deal with the 29-year-old Aoki, a three-time Central League batting ...
Human rights advocate Reggie Littlejohn welcomes attempt by Christian Bale
2011-12-17 01:15:00
The president of Women’s Rights Without Frontiers Reggie Littlejohn, who is also a member of the Advisory Board for the Committee for U.S. International Broadcasting (CUSIB), said that Christian Bale is a hero for trying to visit Chinese human rights advocate Chen Guangcheng who is kept under house arrest in China. Women?s Rights Without Frontiers is ...
Feds say Arpaio violated civil rights
2011-12-15 20:23:00
Feds say Arpaio violated civil rights PHOENIX (AP) – The federal government issued a scathing report Thursday that outlines how Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s office has committed a wide range of civil rights violations against Latinos, including a pattern … Continue reading →
Judge approves Dodgers media rights sale (AP)
2011-12-09 00:31:00
A bankruptcy judge says he will approve a process for the Los Angeles Dodgers to sell the media rights to future games as part of the team’s plan to exit bankruptcy. The plan calls for the Dodgers to receive initial bids by Jan. 13 and complete the sale by April 30. Fox Sports objected to ...
Yanks win negotiating rights to Nakajima (AP)
2011-12-07 22:43:00
The New York Yankees have won negotiating rights to shortstop Hiroyuki Nakajima of the Seibu Lions in Japan’s Pacific League. Major League Baseball announced Wednesday the Yankees had the highest bid in the posting process. New York has 30 days to reach an agreement with Nakajima and will pay the posting fee only if an ...
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