A Message From Lucianne  



Now More Than Ever
Get Your Eagles Up!
Lucianne Tees - in
Black or White
Click to Buy





S-G1




























ST-GC


   
 
Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google


There’s often a curious telepathy when
you’re in the barber’s chair

Telegraph [UK], by Graeme Archer

Original Article

Posted By:Attercliffe, 10/11/2013 5:14:47 PM

I missed a trick on Thursday morning, the day the Government announced its new Immigration Bill. I was at the GP’s surgery for a check-up, and forgot to ask the doctor how he felt: one of the Bill’s proposals is a requirement for “overseas nationals” to demonstrate legal residency before they can access NHS services, such as a GP consultation. This measure--as well as similar ones to require landlords to carry out checks on the residency status of putative tenants--has met with opposition. Shami Chakrabarti, the director of Liberty (and more or less a force for good in this world)

Comments:
This is an understated piece and quite gently interesting as it subtly makes its point. And if you didn´t get it as you enjoyed the intimate chat, there´s a THUNK! at the last paragraph.

      


Post Reply   End of Thread  


Post Reply   Close thread 755898

End of Thread  



Below, you will find ...

Most Recent Articles posted by "Attercliffe"

and

Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)




Most Recent Articles posted by "Attercliffe"



There’s often a curious telepathy when
you’re in the barber’s chair
Telegraph [UK], by Graeme Archer    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 10/11/2013 5:14:47 PM     Post Reply
I missed a trick on Thursday morning, the day the Government announced its new Immigration Bill. I was at the GP’s surgery for a check-up, and forgot to ask the doctor how he felt: one of the Bill’s proposals is a requirement for “overseas nationals” to demonstrate legal residency before they can access NHS services, such as a GP consultation. This measure--as well as similar ones to require landlords to carry out checks on the residency status of putative tenants--has met with opposition. Shami Chakrabarti, the director of Liberty (and more or less a force for good in this world)

   

 

R-G1
  
R-VAR_AD


 
Obama meets with GOP Senators raising
hopes of deal to end government
shutdown and debt ceiling stand-off
Daily Mail [UK], by David Martosko    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 10/11/2013 12:33:14 PM     Post Reply
President Obama and senior Republicans were hoping to thrash out a deal to end the deadlock over the government shutdown and the looming debt ceiling time bomb today in a series of crunch talks. Obama was meeting with GOP Senators this morning, who have come up with their own plan to end the stand off, after talks with House Speaker John Boehner broke up with no agreement last night. In addition to ending the shutdown and increasing the debt limit, the proposal includes an easing of the across-the-board spending cuts that began taking effect a year ago, and replacing them with curbs

Nobel Peace Prize for chemical
watchdog is an ´award to Assad´
Telegraph [UK], by Richard Spencer    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 10/11/2013 12:18:58 PM     Post Reply
Opponents of the Syrian dictator said the award of the prize to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons supported the deal by which the Syrian regime avoided US military intervention by agreeing to surrender its chemical stockpile. The Nobel Prize committee said Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons had won the award for its past work, not just because of its recently embarked project to remove and destroy Syria´s chemical weapons programme. However, its chairman, Thorbjørn Jagland, added: "Recent events in Syria, where chemical weapons have again been put to use, have underlined the need to enhance the efforts

The symbiotic relationship between
the EDL and the Islamo-nutters –
not forgetting the ´anti-fascists´
Telegraph [UK], by Daniel Hannan    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 10/11/2013 12:15:04 PM     Post Reply
The turning of Tommy Robinson, co-founder of the English Defence League, is an astonishing success for the Quilliam Foundation. I say “astonishing” because I’ve come, over the years, not to expect much from worthy state-funded think tanks. However high-minded their inspiration, they often--and, in a sense, quite understandably--become chiefly concerned with justifying their budgets. What can look like a busy programme often turns out, on closer inspection, to be a series of agreeable lunches and seminars attended by people who already share the foundation’s views. I’ve had no dealings with Quilliam, but this latest coup, in my book, justifies a

Army veteran banned from standing
for national anthem for health
and safety reasons
Telegraph [UK], by Alice Philipson    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 10/11/2013 6:51:38 AM     Post Reply
An Army veteran has received a grovelling apology from a theatre after he was banned from standing up during a military performance of the national anthem for health and safety reasons. Retired Royal Artilleryman Doug Speller, 74, had been looking forward to watching his regiment´s official march performed live at the Apex theatre in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. But after buying his £18 ticket for the balconies, the proud serviceman was told he would have to remain seated throughout the Path to Peace concert. Mr Speller, of Thetford, Norfolk, said he could not believe the theatre had banned him from

God save the U.S. from becoming
the laughingstock of the world,
North Charleston mayor prays
Post & Courier [Charleston, SC], by David Slade    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 10/11/2013 5:34:19 AM     Post Reply
The partial shutdown of the federal government has been felt in far-flung corners of the economy and in local communities, and North Charleston is praying it will end soon. Mayor Keith Summey typically leads City Council in prayer at public meetings, usually asking for guidance and blessings for the city. On Thursday night, he called upon God to do something about the mess in Washington. Summey prayed for divine intervention to “stop the bickering in Washington” so that the United States would not be “the laughingstock of the world.” Then, after an “amen” from the crowd and the Pledge of Allegiance,

   

 

  


 
Syria rebels executed civilians,
says Human Rights Watch
BBC News [UK], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 10/11/2013 5:25:47 AM     Post Reply
Rebel forces in Syria killed as many as 190 civilians and seized more than 200 hostages during a military offensive in August, Human Rights Watch says. A report by the New York-based group says the deaths occurred in villages inhabited predominantly by members of President Bashar al-Assad´s minority Alawite sect near the city of Latakia. It said the findings "strongly suggest" crimes against humanity were committed. Rebels and Syrian government forces have both been accused of abuses. Syrian opposition forces comprise many groups, some of which are allied to al-Qaeda. Human Rights Watch (HRW) says it conducted an on-site investigation and

Syria monitors win Nobel Peace Prize
BBC News [UK], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 10/11/2013 5:21:16 AM     Post Reply
The OPCW, the body overseeing destruction of Syria´s chemical weapons, has won the Nobel Peace Prize. The Nobel Committee said it was in honour of the OPCW´s "extensive work to eliminate chemical weapons". The Hague-based Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons was established to enforce the 1997 Chemical Weapons convention. It recently sent inspectors to carry out the dismantling of Syria´s stockpile of chemical weapons. The watchdog picks up a gold medal and 8m Swedish kronor ($1.25m; £780,000) as winner of the most coveted of the Nobel honours. Pakistani schoolgirl campaigner Malala Yousafzai and gynaecologist Denis Mukwege of the Democratic Republic of Congo had

US shutdown fears
Telegraph [UK], by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 10/11/2013 5:15:21 AM     Post Reply
In the event of America defaulting on its debt, a likely US recession would spread like a cancer throughout the world. The US shutdown has not been a proud moment for the country. Political warfare between the Republicans and Democrats--culminating in the rejection of a Republican spending Bill--has caused 800,000 federal employees to be sent home, parks and memorials to close and even military death benefits to be suspended. So far, there has been an estimated $1.6 billion lost in economic output, although the impact is not limited to the balance sheet. Barack Obama’s decision not to attend two summits

How the government spent $634MILLION
on the Obamacare website - more than
it cost to build Facebook and Twitter -
and it STILL doesn´t work
Daily Mail [UK], by Michael Zennie    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 10/11/2013 5:09:22 AM     Post Reply
The federal government has spent $634million on the Obamacare website--more than it cost to build Facebook or Twitter, it was revealed today. Despite the massive bill to taxpayers, the Healthcare.gov still doesn´t work properly ten days after it was launched - allowing only a handful of Americans to sign up for plans on the insurance exchange market. And experts warn that the site is likely to continue to experience significant glitches for months to come as engineers work out the bugs they failed to to spot before the site went live on October 1. The price tag for the broken

Pomegranates can protect the heart
from a high cholesterol diet by
´strengthening the arteries´
Daily Mail [UK], by Fiona Macrae    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 10/11/2013 4:34:15 AM     Post Reply
Pomegranates could reverse some of the damage done by junk food, research suggests. A supplement made from the fruit helped keep blood vessels healthy, a key step in keeping heart attacks and strokes at bay. In the first study of its kind, Spanish researchers looked at the effect of a pill packed with pomegranate plant chemicals called polyphenols on the circulation of pigs. Pigs were chosen because their cardiovascular system is similar to ours. Not surprisingly, feeding them fatty food damaged their blood vessels and, in particular, their delicate lining. [Snip] Damage to it can be a first step in

   

 

B-G1


 
At last, move to curb the wind farms:
Pickles announces that concerns about
visual and environmental impact
must be taken into account
Daily Mail [UK], by Tamara Cohen    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 10/11/2013 4:21:56 AM     Post Reply
The drive to build wind farms will no longer automatically trump protecting the landscape, and from today ministers will be able to step in on the side of residents. In a major boost for anti-wind farm campaigners, Eric Pickles announced new measures to make sure their concerns about the visual and environmental impact must be taken into account. For the next six months his Whitehall department will review many of the appeals--to decide whether angry residents opposing a wind farm should have their concerns upheld. Mr Pickles said he is concerned that councils and planning inspectors are not enforcing new



Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)



The Threat We Face
64 replie(s)
FrontPage, by David Horowitz    Original Article
Posted By: Judy W.- 10/10/2013 7:35:06 AM     Post Reply
I was born at the beginning of the Second World War into a family of high school teachers who were members of the Communist Party, and therefore were actually part of a vast conspiracy dedicated to the destruction of this country, although they would never have looked at it that way, and so-called liberals would be the first to deny it. (Snip) It is also an unhappy but hugely important fact that the conspiracy to which my parents belonged has steadily migrated into the heart of the Democratic Party until it now occupies the Oval Office in the person of

How the government spent $634MILLION
on the Obamacare website - more than
it cost to build Facebook and Twitter -
and it STILL doesn´t work

48 replie(s)
Daily Mail [UK], by Michael Zennie    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 10/11/2013 5:09:22 AM     Post Reply
The federal government has spent $634million on the Obamacare website--more than it cost to build Facebook or Twitter, it was revealed today. Despite the massive bill to taxpayers, the Healthcare.gov still doesn´t work properly ten days after it was launched - allowing only a handful of Americans to sign up for plans on the insurance exchange market. And experts warn that the site is likely to continue to experience significant glitches for months to come as engineers work out the bugs they failed to to spot before the site went live on October 1. The price tag for the broken

Carney: Tea Party Wants Obama
to ´Resign´ to End Shutdown

43 replie(s)
Breitbart´s Big, by Ben Shapiro    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 10/10/2013 7:55:54 PM     Post Reply
President Obama’s meeting with certain House Republicans, Carney said, would not be a negotiation: “he’s not going to pay ransom to the Tea Party so that the government opens or the government doesn’t default.” Carney blamed divisions among Republicans for the government shutdown, particularly blaming the Tea Party: “The President invited all members of Congress because he believes all of them shoulder the responsibilities…When it comes specifically to the House of Representatives and the House Republican conference, I think the president extended the invitation to all members because we have seen that it is a very diverse and fractious conference…a subsection

Charles Krauthammer: Where
is Ted Cruz now?

42 replie(s)
Politico, by Lucy McCalmont    Original Article
Posted By: BuckeyeRon- 10/10/2013 2:58:45 PM     Post Reply
Conservative columnist Charles Krauthammer continued his criticism of Sen. Ted Cruz on Thursday, asking “where is he now?” “How exactly was he going to achieve abolition of Obamacare? Explain that to me. Has he ever explained it? And where is he now?” Krauthammer said on “The Laura Ingraham Show.” Krauthammer, who has previously hit Cruz (R-Texas) on the strategy of shutdown to defund Obamacare, included Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) in his questioning and said the two went home to “have lunch.” “I mean his sidekick, Senator [Mike] Lee said, ‘Oh, we’re past Obamacare. We moved on.’ These are the generals

   

 

R_DBL_B
  


 
NBC/WSJ poll: 60 percent say
fire every member of Congress

41 replie(s)
NBC News, by Dominic Montanaro    Original Article
Posted By: M2- 10/11/2013 9:02:29 AM     Post Reply
Throw the bums out. That’s the message 60 percent of Americans are sending to Washington in a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll, saying if they had the chance to vote to defeat and replace every single member of Congress, including their own representative, they would. Just 35 percent say they would not.(snip) The 60 percent figure is the highest-ever in that question recorded in the poll, registered in the wake of the government shutdown and threat of the U.S. defaulting on its debt for the first time in history.

Study: Temperatures go
off the charts around 2047

39 replie(s)
Associated Press, by Seth Borenstein    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 10/9/2013 8:55:11 PM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — Starting in about a decade, Kingston, Jamaica, will probably be off-the-charts hot — permanently. Other places will soon follow. Singapore in 2028. Mexico City in 2031. Cairo in 2036. Phoenix and Honolulu in 2043. And eventually the whole world in 2047. A new study on global warming pinpoints the probable dates for when cities and ecosystems around the world will regularly experience hotter environments the likes of which they have never seen before. And for dozens of cities, mostly in the tropics, those dates are a generation or less away. "This paper is both innovative and sobering," said

Obama´s Goat
39 replie(s)
American Spectator, by Bruce Chapman    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 10/10/2013 6:12:51 AM     Post Reply
The National Park System has a budget of $2.6 billion, much of it raised by concession and attendance fees. Even if it were entirely taxpayer-funded it would represent only .00068 of every federal dollar in our $3.8 trillion budget. Nonetheless, hardball-playing White House strategists have made it the most conspicuous instrument of pain inflicted by the federal shutdown. The Republican House has tried to fund the park system during the struggle over Obamacare funding, but without success. Even park funding offers by states have been rejected by the feds. Almost every day brings fresh examples of unnecessary annoyances and hardships visited

Katie Couric´s Talk Show Teetering
on the Verge of Cancellation

39 replie(s)
Hollywood Reporter, by Alex Ben Block    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 10/10/2013 3:10:08 PM     Post Reply
One of the TV´s priciest daytime experiments soon could be coming to an end. Stations throughout the U.S. are contracted to carry Katie Couric´s syndicated talk show through summer 2014, but the decision on whether Katie will score a third season likely will be made this month -- and renewal seems a long shot. In fall 2012, Disney/ABC TV rolled out the red carpet for Couric, 56, giving her plum time slots on the best stations, fat license fees and loads of promotion. The initial annual budget was $50 million, according to a show source -- including $20 million for Couric

The Muslim Brotherhood
President

36 replie(s)
Front Page Magazine, by Robert Spencer    Original Article
Posted By: SpeedMaster- 10/10/2013 5:37:02 AM     Post Reply
The State Department announced Wednesday that it was cutting hundreds of millions in military and other aid to Egypt, and make no mistake: this was not a government shutdown move. This was the President of the United States blackmailing a sovereign state to force it to restore the Muslim Brotherhood government he favors. With the Egyptian economy in crisis and Egypt strongly dependent on this aid, Obama has just effectively cast his vote for the Muslim Brotherhood’s return to power – and his vote outweighs that of millions of Egyptians.

   

 



 
President Obama’s shameful
death-benefit theater

35 replie(s)
San Diego Union-Tribune [Calif], by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 10/9/2013 9:45:49 PM     Post Reply
The Obama administration insisted Tuesday it had no choice but to withhold death benefits to relatives of 1st Lt. Jennifer Moreno, a 25-year-old soldier born and raised in San Diego, and four other soldiers killed since the partial government shutdown began Oct. 1. This is ridiculous and perverse. President Barack Obama has used an expansive — and some legal scholars believe extreme — interpretation of his powers to unilaterally rewrite key provisions of the No Child Left Behind law, the sweeping 2002 measure that drastically reshaped federal education policies. In similar fashion, the president has unilaterally rewritten key provisions of

Postal Service Destroys ‘Just Move’
Stamps Over Safety Concerns

35 replie(s)
National Review Online, by Sterling Beard    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 10/10/2013 9:47:59 PM     Post Reply
The United States Postal Service (USPS) has destroyed an entire press run of a stamp series over safety concerns about the images on three out of the 15 stamps in the series. The stamps, which were aimed at getting children to be more active, featured kids cannonballing into a pool, skateboarding without kneepads, and performing a headstand without a helmet. Postalnews, a blog run by Brian Sheehan, a retired postal employee from Massachusetts, reports that USPS Chief Marketing and Sales Officer Nagisa Manabe asked First Lady Michelle Obama to take part in a first day ceremony for the stamps. Upon

California´s Brown Signs Bill Permitting
Non-Physician Abortions

33 replie(s)
Breitbart Big Government, by Joel B. Pollak    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 10/9/2013 11:10:13 PM     Post Reply
Gov. Jerry Brown of California signed AB 154 on Wednesday, legalizing non-physician abortions in the state. The legislation, which had been pushed vigorously by Planned Parenthood, had been strongly opposed by pro-life groups and some physicians, arguing that it amounted to legalizing back-alley abortions for profit. In a statement, Gov. Brown boasted that AB 154 was one of seven bills signed Tuesday "to support the health and well-being of women in California."

   

Post Reply   Close thread 755898

End of Thread  




Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google



© 2013 Lucianne.com Media Inc.

FS