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Diversity Mongers Continue To Assault Freedom Of Association
Posted by Robert Ransdell on: 2010-08-30 02:57:53 in category: General [ Print]
INDIANAPOLIS – Certified nursing assistant Brenda Chaney was on duty in an Indiana nursing home one day when she discovered a patient lying on the floor, unable to stand.
But Chaney couldn't help the woman up. She had to search for a white aide because the woman had left instructions that she did not want any black caregivers. And the nursing home insisted it was legally bound to honor the request.
The episode, which led to a recent federal court ruling that Chaney's civil rights had been violated, has brought to light a little known consequence of the patients' rights movement that swept the nation's health care system over the last two decades.
Elderly patients, who won more legal control over their quality of life in nursing homes, sometimes want to dictate the race of those who care for them. And some nursing homes enforce those preferences in their staff policies.
"When people write laws, they don't think about these types of things very much," said Dennis Frick, an attorney with Indiana Legal Services' Senior Law Project.
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Savages As Soldiers In The Congo
Posted by Robert Ransdell on: 2010-08-30 02:47:05 in category: General [ Print]
KINSHASA, Congo – Congo's army needs more international help to prevent brutal rebel attacks such as the recent mass gang-raping in eastern Congo, a government spokesman said Thursday.
Information Minister Lambert Mende also charged that the United Nations exaggerates the amount of rape in Congo and said its top official for sexual violence in conflict is wrong to call the country the "rape capital of the world."
Mende spoke at a news conference called to respond to criticisms that more should have been done to prevent the latest atrocity, where nearly 200 women and four baby boys were raped over four days within miles of a U.N. peacekeepers' base.
Lambert said Congo's army needs more on-the-ground support for its security forces from the international community.
But the U.N. peacekeeping and stabilization mission in Congo already has faced a barrage of criticism for its support of offensives against rebels which have seen more than 60,000 soldiers — more than one-third of Congo's army — spread across eastern Congo and often preying on the population.
Civil society leaders recently have been calling for the demilitarization of some zones, saying the soldiers, often unpaid, are as much a danger to the population as rebels.
News Source: nasacunit
Jews Condemn Coin Depicting Romanian Nationalist Leader
Posted by Robert Ransdell on: 2010-08-30 02:12:27 in category: General [ Print]
Romania's central bank on Thursday said it would not withdraw from circulation a coin featuring an image of a prime minister who stripped Jews of their citizenship before World War II, stressing it had not intended to send an anti-Semitic message.
The coin depicts the late Patriarch Miron Cristea, who led the Romanian Orthodox Church from 1925 to 1939 and was prime minister from 1938 to 1939. A commission set up by the National Bank to reconsider it said it was minted only as one of five to commemorate Romania's five patriarchs at the request of Romania's influential Orthodox Church.
The bank said in a statement that "the set of coins were decisively and intrinsically linked ....to an institution which had an essential role in defining and developing the national and cultural identity of Romania."
The bank added it did not want to "transmit a xenophobic, racist or anti-Semitic message with the collection."
Radu Ioanid, who runs the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum's international archives in Washington, had called for the withdrawal of the coin commemorating Cristea. He was not immediately available for comment.
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What A Way To Launch The Latest Sham Of Arab-Israeli Peace Talks
Posted by Robert Ransdell on: 2010-08-30 01:58:41 in category: General [ Print]
JERUSALEM (Reuters) – An influential Israeli rabbi has said God should strike the Palestinians and their leader with a plague, calling for their death in a fiery sermon before Middle East peace talks set to begin next week.
"Abu Mazen and all these evil people should perish from this earth," Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, spiritual head of the religious Shas party in Israel's government, said in a sermon late Saturday, using Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas's popular name.
"God should strike them and these Palestinians -- evil haters of Israel -- with a plague," the 89-year-old rabbi said in his weekly address to the faithful, excerpts of which were broadcast on Israeli radio Sunday.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu distanced himself from the comments and said Israel wanted to reach a peace deal with the Palestinians that would ensure good neighborly relations.
"The comments do not reflect Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's view or the position of the government of Israel," Netanyahu's office said in a statement.
The United States said Yosef's comments were "inflammatory" and an impediment to peace efforts.