Posts Tagged ‘rules’

Banned in Chinese #Cinema

Posted: December 14, 2018 in -
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19 Subjects Banned from Chinese Cinema

Talking Animals, Dystopian Themes, Nuclear Weapons, Homosexuality, Time Travel and more…

#7 Criticizing government

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‘Twitter gives green light to death threats against anti-war voices,’ 

 

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States Are Cleared to Allow Less-Comprehensive Health Plans

Trump administration would let federal subsidies cover plans that don’t meet ACA rules

 

Trump’s true philosophy is: “How much can we get away with screwing people?”

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You mean they haven’t been all this time?

Heads should roll. Prosecutions for corruption, negligence and malfeasance should go forward.

FDA to Start Testing for Glyphosate in Food

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the nation’s chief food safety regulator, plans to start testing certain foods for residues of the world’s most widely used weed killer after the World Health Organization’s cancer experts last year declared the chemical a probable human carcinogen.

The FDA’s move comes amid growing public concern about the safety of the herbicide known as glyphosate, and comes after the U.S Government Accountability Office (GAO)rebuked the agency for failing to do such assessments and for not disclosing that short-coming to the public.

Private companies, academics, and consumer groups have recently launched their own testing and claim to have detected glyphosate residues in breast milk, honey, cereal, wheat flour, soy sauce, infant formula, and other substances.

 

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“For the first time, promoters will also be able to offer a share of the profits in a project.”

This plan may implode as hucksters, shysters and other grifters seek to bilk the public with fake projects. We shall see…

Here’s How the New Crowdfunding Rules Will Change Indie Film Financing

The new rules limit the amount of individual investments to relatively small sums, but collectively, they will constitute enough of an investment to make a big difference for many start-ups. Investors with annual incomes or a net worth of less than $100,000 can contribute up to $2,000 or 5 percent of their net worth or income, whichever is greater. Wealthier investors can invest 10 percent of the lesser of their annual income or net worth in these transactions, with a cap of $100,000 over a 12-month period.

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Ferguson no-fly zone aimed at media

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government agreed to a police request to restrict more than 37 square miles of airspace surrounding Ferguson, Missouri, for 12 days in August for safety, but audio recordings show that local authorities privately acknowledged the purpose was to keep away news helicopters during violent street protests.

Journalists were arrested at many, many protests. Even Amy Goodman was hauled away at the Occupy protests.

During the Boston Marathon siege by 10,000 National Guard and police the media was pushed back out of range of the action.

Back in 2000 I was at the Democratic National Convention protests, video taping at the same corner where LAPD blasted the crowd with shotgun rounds of some sort and rubber bullets. A journalist was shot in the chest with a rubber bullet and nearly died. ACLU later sued the city for millions, and my footage netted me a piece of the settlement for providing evidence.

The press was barred from getting near every flash point where the police state’s actions are in question. It is a way of erasing the Constitution, accountability, justice and morality in a small bit of territory while the police become enforcers of the corporatocracy, rather than law enforcers.

Ebola Update

Posted: October 26, 2014 in -
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Ebola nurse ‘made to feel like criminal’ on return to US

Kaci Hickox was placed in quarantine under a policy announced on Friday by New Jersey governor Chris Christie and New York governor Andrew Cuomo, which requires anyone flying into the states after having contact with Ebola sufferers in west Africa to be subject to mandatory isolation for 21 days

1st development: much-needed quarantine is now in place, but only in two states. That leaves 48 others where the disease can enter much more easily.

2nd development:

Hickox had sharp criticisms of the additional restrictions. She wrote: “This is not a situation I would wish on anyone, and I am scared for those who will follow me.”

Okay, it sucks to be quarantined for 3 weeks. You know what sucks more? Killing a few thousand innocent people because you were allowed to recklessly spread a highly contagious disease. I’m sorry for your inconvenience Ms. Hickox, but you volunteered to expose yourself to the most deadly contagion on the planet. It has already killed numerous doctors and nurses. That has been the main transmission pathway taking it across long distances.

Now I hope the authorities are not mistreating anyone, but the basic fact of quarantining is not cruel or unusual punishment. Quarantined people should be put up in nice accommodations and given access to communications and whatever luxuries make the stay comfortable. But they should not be allowed to risk the public’s safety after dealing directly with ebola patients. There’s no wiggle room here.

She is angry because she isn’t showing symptoms–yet. Well that’s how it works, and she above all should know that. If we are to contain this pandemic we need to take strong actions to prevent new people from becoming infected. Common sense, finally, after reckless incompetence has guided the policy for almost a year.

development 3: The government, Obama in particular, likes to hide behind the empty slogan “science.” The actual science has shown there’s a 12% chance that 21 days is not long enough. That crucial science is missing from pretty much all news coverage so far.

development 4:

US hospitals lack infection prevention personnel and resources to confront Ebola, survey shows

“Only 6 percent of US hospitals are well-prepared to receive a patient with the Ebola virus, according to a survey of infection prevention experts at US hospitals conducted Oct. 10-15.”