Thursday, March 22, 2018

How the left takes your rights one step at a time.

‘Smoking while walking’ could become illegal in NYC if proposed bill passes

‘Smoking while walking’ could become illegal in NYC if proposed bill passes
A New York City councilman has proposed a bill that would ban smoking while walking. Violators could face a $50 fine if caught. (Image source: WNYW-TV video screenshot) 

A new bill may make it illegal to smoke while walking in New York City.
The legislation, proposed by New York City Councilman Peter Koo (D) from Queens would make it a misdemeanor to walk and smoke at the same time, WNYW-TV reported. Violators could face a $50 fine if caught.
“My bill is very simple, no smoking and walking on New York City sidewalks,” Koo told WNYW.
The measure was designed to help keep non-smoking pedestrians from inhaling second-hand smoke, according to Koo.
Smokers would be allowed to stand in one spot, according to the bill, but some opponents believe it could infringe on people’s civil liberties.
“This bill is not against smoking, just don’t do both together,” Koo said.

What do non-smokers say about it?

Many non-smokers think the bill is a good idea.
“That happens a lot honestly to me where I’ve been in situations where it blows straight back at me,” a woman told WNYW.
Another woman said secondhand smoke bothers her because she has asthma.
“Do it to your lungs, don’t do it to mine,” a third woman said.

What do smokers say about it?

Some don’t like the proposal — at all.
“I’m not staying in one spot. It’s not gonna happen,” one man said. “As I’m walking, you know, it’s outside so I’m not blowing it in nobody’s face or anything like that.”
Others believe the law would be a waste of time for law enforcement officers.
“It would be incredibly difficult to enforce, and it would tie up police time for something that I believe would be better spent elsewhere,” another man said.
But one longtime smoker said he would support the bill.
“I think walking, who’s behind me is getting my secondhand smoke and he’s not able to do anything about it because he’s walking behind a smoker,” the man said.

What else?

Smokers aren’t allowed to smoke in businesses, bars, restaurants and public spaces in New York City.
Last year, Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) signed a law aimed at reducing the use of tobacco products by increasing prices and local taxes.

Progressives think they have the right to use your child for political purposes...It must end now!

‘I’M GOING TO SUE’: Dad confronts principal for letting 12-year-olds join gun walkout

A dad captured a recording of his skirmish with a school principal over last week’s anti-gun walkout. The school apparently just let students leave if they chose to – even if they were as young as 12 years old.
Dad John Gunn confronted Principal Barbara Boggio at Ventura Unified School District about why his son was simply allowed to leave school and posted the interaction on Facebook.
“When do sixth-graders make decisions?” he demanded. “I’m going to sue the school district. I already have a lawyer. I wasn’t notified that you were going to allow this.”
On today’s show, Doc and Kris talked about the clear anti-gun bias behind the principal’s decision to allow students to leave school freely because of the protest. Why didn’t responsible adults prevent kids from leaving school or at least warn parents and try to stop the students from walking out?
Because the principal is “an anti-gun nut,” Doc said. “She is a progressive.”
To see more from Doc, visit his channel on TheBlazeand listen live to “The Morning Blaze with Doc Thompson” weekdays 6–9 a.m. ET, only on TheBlaze Radio Network.

The extent of corruption in Venezuela touches everything

Miss Venezuela to close temporarily over corruption claims

Winner of the Miss Venezuela 2017 Sthefany Gutierrez with two other contestants on 9 November 2017Image copyrightGETTY IMAGES
Image captionThe Miss Venezuela pageant has been running for over 40 years
The Miss Venezuela beauty pageant is being suspended after allegations of sexual favours and financial corruption emerged online.
Former Miss Venezuela participants have accused other contestants of receiving money from businessmen and government officials in exchange for sexual favours.
The competition has announced an internal review into the claims.

Social media storm

The controversy began after an anti-corruption case against the state oil company was launched and a number of people arrested late last year.
Miss Venezuela contestants then came forward and alleged that some women who had taken part in the competition benefited from government corruption.
In response to the allegations on social media and in the regional press, the Miss Venezuela organisation said that it would suspend auditions while an investigation determined whether anyone linked to the competition had "been involved in activities that break with the values and ethics of the event".
A centre which prepares candidates for the competition in the capital Caracas has also been closed.
Venezuela, which is struggling with the world's highest levels of hyperinflation and has a population of just 32m, is one of the most successful countries to participate in international beauty pageants. 
The country has seven Miss Universe and six Miss World title winners.

    The Left always uses violence to enforce mob rule: PARIS ERUPTS: Furious scenes on streets of France as THOUSANDS rally against Macron

    PARIS ERUPTS: Furious scenes on streets of France as THOUSANDS rally against Macron

    ANGER has erupted against French President Emmanuel Macron’s nationwide reforms with tear gas being unleashed on protestors in angry scenes on the streets of Paris and Nantes. Thousands took part in a rallies across the country over the leader’s enforced changes this morning.

    Police disperse crowd during tense Paris protest 

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    In the French capital, Students were caught in an angry face off with riot police, who fired tear gas in response.
    Officers in Nantes also fired tear gas and water cannons at protestors in more furious scenes.
    Services have ground to a halt across the country.
    Teachers, train conductors and airline controllers walked off the job across France on Thursday, disrupting transport and public services in a test of public anger with President Emmanuel Macron's reform drive.
    Unions said one in four primary schools were on strike, while electricity generation dropped by over three gigawatts (GW), the equivalent of three nuclear reactors, as gas and electricity sector workers joined the strike.
    Some 150 protest marches are scheduled, including two rallies starting at around 1300 GMT in Paris.
    Opinion polls show a paradox: a majority of voters back the strike but an even bigger majority back the reforms, including cutting the number of public sector workers and introducing merit-based pay.
    While unions have struggled to rally crowds over the past months, this is the first protest against Macron bringing together public sector workers and railway staff, potentially spelling trouble for the government ahead of a rolling rail strike.
    "It's a real mess this morning," Didier Samba, who missed his morning commuter train to the suburbs and had more than one hour's wait for the next, said at Paris' Gare du Nord station.
    The strike was expected to lead to the cancellation of 60 percent of fast trains, 75 percent of inter-city trains and about 30 percent of Paris airports' flights throughout the day.
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    Paris protests: Thousands took to the streets over the changes
    That has led the government, which overhauled labour laws last year and is also crafting a series of other sensitive reforms including of unemployment insurance, to say it will stand by its plans, while keeping a close eye on protests.
    On Tuesday, following a retirees' march, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said the government would change tack for the poorest 100,000 out of 7 million pensioners concerned by a tax hike, in a sign that a government that prides itself on being firm on reforms can make exceptions.
    "What we need to avoid is that all the grievances fuse together, as was the case in 1995," a government official said, referring to France's biggest strike in decades, which forced the government of the time to withdraw reforms after striking public and private sector workers received huge popular support.
    What we need to avoid is that all the grievances fuse together, as was the case in 1995 
    French government official
    "The situation is very different from 1995. At the time there was a big discrepancy with what the government had promised during the elections and what they eventually did."
    Public sector workers are angry with plans to cut public sector headcount by 120,000 by 2022, including with voluntary redundancies, and introduce other reforms including merit-based pay.
    Railway workers are worried by government plans to scrap job-for-life guarantees, automatic annual pay rises and generous early retirement.
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    Paris protests: It is the first major protests against Macron this year

    Crowds smash up windows as they protest on the streets of Paris

    "Discontent and worry are spreading very quickly," said Jean-Marc Canon of UGFF-CGT, one of the largest public sector's unions.
    While rail workers have planned a three-month rolling strike starting April 3, public sector workers have no plan yet for further labour action but they will meet next week to decide on any possible move.
    Thursday's strike, and the government's reaction, will be a test, said Laurent Berger, the head of France's largest union, CFDT.
    "Either they (the government) listen to us and it will have been just a warning shot, or they don't listen to us and then, let me tell you that public sector workers are very mobilised," he told RTL radio.