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2007 December 02 — Why Now?
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Rudolph, the Red Something Something

This time it really isn’t about the sex, it’s about the money.

I’ve seen people saying that “Sex On The City” [Tryst Fund, Shag Fund, whatever] is like Bill and Monica. Au contraire, from the point of view of tax dollars Monica was the ultimate cheap date, costing no tax money. Judi, on the other hand, cost the treasury of the city of New York tens of thousands of dollars in personnel and transportation costs, that doesn’t include the increase in potential liability by having NYPD officers on duty outside their jurisdiction.

No doubt a police officer was necessary to protect Judi’s dog because of the threat posed by ferrets in New York, but this claim that Judi was due police protection and transportation because of threats would come as a major surprise to the thousands of women in New York City and State who have received orders of protection because of actual abuse by former spouses. It was misappropriation of funds, plain and simple. Rudy abused the system to impress his latest girlfriend, and now wife. It also shows how little regard Rudy had for the officers of the NYPD.

December 2, 2007   5 Comments

It Gets Worse

Via both Rubber Hose and Shakesville The Times [the original in London] reports US says it has right to kidnap British citizens.

Oh, yes, this is really going to make the US a welcome guest, wandering about grabbing people in other countries. And what can we say when it happens to a US citizen? How do we complain about an American arrested on trumped up charges in a foreign country, when we claim for ourselves, despite treaties and protocols, despite having fought the War of 1812 over this very issue, that we can grab anyone we want, anywhere we want?

They are intent on making the United States a outlaw nation. That is the goal of the Hedgemony.

December 2, 2007   4 Comments

It’s Official – US Is A Rogue Nation

Katerina Ossenova writing for the PAPER CHASE blog (University of Pittsburgh, School of Law) reports Canada court strikes down refugee agreement with US:

[JURIST] The Federal Court of Canada [official website] Thursday struck down a refugee agreement [judgment, PDF] between Canada and the US, noting that the US does not meet international refugee protection requirements or respect international conventions against torture. Justice Michael Phelan [official profile] essentially nullified the 2004 Safe Third Country Agreement [text], which barred foreign refugees who first arrived in the US from seeking refugee status in Canada and vice versa. Phelan noted that the US has not been compliant with the Refugee Convention or the UN Convention Against Torture [texts]. The court also held that the agreement discriminates against refugees based on how they first arrived in Canada and thus violates Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms [text].

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December 2, 2007   6 Comments

Passing the Plate

Florida License Plates

Florida Plate Blogging


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A weekend feature of Why Now.

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