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Courting the Courts

August 3, 2015

http://www.masslive.com/news/boston/index.ssf/2014/11/how_charlie_baker_won.html

Massachusetts has a ‘moderate’ Republican governor. It happens.

 

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Not an essay … but we are certain there are writers out there capable of a distinguished and fair view in these matters  —————Yes? We can only hope … 😉

 

Found the following of interest …

https://news.yahoo.com/unlikely-trigger-racism-france-080000445.html

 

Oh, France! Everybody romanticizes it as the land of wine, cuisine and “Liberty, Equality, Fraternity.” But the nation’s racism has been making more headlines than its baguettes, since the Charlie Hebdo shootings in January. We know you’d never pin that on conservatives — especially in light of this new research. A yearly report from France’s National Consultative Commission on Human Rights shows that:

Racism rises in France when left-wing parties are in power, but decreases under the right.

The finding is odd and a little surprising: “It is a type of reaction of opposition,” explains Vincent Tiberj, an associate professor at Sciences Po in Paris, who conducted some of the research and says citizens naturally feel like contradicting the government, regardless of its political color. The study was based on a combination of statistics from the Ministry of Interior, a survey of 1,020 people after the Charlie Hebdo attack and reports to the Ministry of Justice of racist, anti-Semitic and anti-Islam attacks or threats.

So given the current cocktail of left-wing government, jihadi paranoia and a spike in asylum-seekers, it’s no surprise racism is on the rise. There have been more attacks against the Muslim community since the Charlie Hebdo shootings in January than there were in all of 2014. President Hollande’s government just unveiled a $110 million program to try to and curb the problem — including increased penalties for hate crimes. Some activists claim the government’s efforts are falling short. “You can’t cure racism like you cure a passing fever,” says Pierre Tartakowsky, president of France’s Human Rights League, adding that both right-wing and left-wing parties have been equally shy when tackling the problem head-on. He says you need to tackle the structural issues behind it: poverty, education, lack of opportunity.

To be sure, there are many other factors influencing how the French feel about people of other faiths, skin colors and countries of origin. Education (or lack thereof) is a big one. The study found — no surprise here — that most racists are not highly educated. “Racism is mostly fear, and you’ll likely be less scared of something you have read, learned about or encountered firsthand,” says Christine Lazerges, president of France’s National Consultative Commission on Human Rights.

Traumatic events like the mass shooting last January at political magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris also have an impact, as does the way in which the media portray the flux of immigration. Could Gypsies, Jews and Muslims in France be better off voting in conservative Sarkozy? Maybe. As Lazerges says, even if many believe the left wants to flood the country with asylum-seekers, “there’s simply no proof that recent socialist governments are better for minorities.”

 

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Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush went into historically Democratic territory on Friday to tell a predominantly African-American audience that the country’s decades-long efforts to fight poverty are failing — and his record as Florida governor, especially in education, serves as a blueprint for a future presidency.

http://news.yahoo.com/clinton-bush-offer-views-saving-americas-cities-070635623–election.html

 

Poverty comes in many shares.

 

 

This is not an advertisement for any party in particular, but a call for honesty and proper care, which involves knowledge and understanding—regarding the audience in need. 

The truth is … we have our eyes set on another group (upcoming) showing diverse and fair ethics … and has recently demonstrated a win for the citizens of [Boston]: The United Independent Party.

 

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Peace and Love

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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4 Comments
  1. opheliart permalink

    Moses Moshe August 3, 2015 at 4:03 pm
    ‘We will adopt these children or we’ll stand beside you and help you raise those children.’“

    –That is the not the answer to the problem of abortion.
    Prevention is better than cure. Mothers who are not prepared for parenthood should make sure they don’t get pregnant. Every individual is accountable for his/her actions.
    Church leaders should educate your youth to avoid pregnancy and prevent abortion.Preach against fornication.
    Unwed pregnancy/motherhood is not cool. Avoid getting pregnant and save a life!

    UU August 3, 2015 at 4:16 pm
    It takes more than a mother to make a baby.

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    UU, we have been saying that for a while now …
    guess they have ear plugs in

    and a mindset of PATRIARCHAL NUMBNESS

    • opheliart permalink

      the courts do not know how to create a law to make men RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR ACTIONS … and ya know what? when I brought up that the wee penises should be shackled … I was told by a misogynist roman catholic to stop the teen twaddle

      ha-ha! the only teen twaddle is men not able to understand their part in the pairing
      clearly, he did not get our initiative ;(

      • opheliart permalink

        but as long as men have an agenda impregnating women (making money off of them somehow—whether it’s the sex, the abortion, the birth or the baby … )… why find a way to make men responsible for their acts?

        look at the regimes …

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