A general election is now the PM’s only hope of Getting Brexit Done, says Guardian columnist Martin Kettle
— Read on www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/oct/02/boris-johnsons-speech-of-coward-conservative-conference
As school starts around the country, some New York parents are choosing to pull their kids out rather than vaccinate them following the state’s decision to repeal religious exemptions.
Source: New York Parents Are Taking Their Kids Out of School to Avoid New Vaccination Requirements
“I have never seen a girl so young and with so many mental disorders treated by so many adults as a guru,” Bolt wrote. “Far more interesting is why so many adults – including elected politicians, top business leaders, the Pope and journalists – treat a young and strange girl with such awe and even rapture. “Her intense fear of the climate is not surprising from someone with disorders which intensify fears.” Bolt even described Greta’s younger sister as having “a spectacular range of mental issues”.
Source: Greta Thunberg hits back at Andrew Bolt for ‘deeply disturbing’ column | Environment | The Guardian
It’s a difficult one. But Democrats got it wrong.
Since California mandated that virtually all kids be vaccinated to attend public school, there has been a big increase in families opting for home schooling.
Source: More parents who oppose vaccines are choosing home schooling in California – Los Angeles Times
The Fox Business clip came shortly after another widely circulated—and doctored—video of Pelosi, which was slowed down by 25 percent and voice manipulated to make it appear that she was slurring her words to imply that she was drunk. (As Pelosi’s daughter Christine dryly noted on Twitter, her mom doesn’t even drink.) The video quickly spread through conservative, rightwing social media accounts on Thursday, racking up millions of views and tens of thousands of comments. In a tweet that has since been deleted, human piranha Rudy Giuliani posted the video and asked, “What is wrong with Nancy Pelosi? Her speech pattern is bizarre.” (On Friday morning, Giuliani attempted to apologize for sharing the video in a tweet that is riddled with spelling and grammatical errors and is certainly… something.)
Source: Donald Trump is Very Invested in Painting Nancy Pelosi as Frail and Failing
HUD’s move on Wednesday was widely criticized by advocates. “It completely guts the Equal Access Rule,” said Mara Keisling, Executive Director of the National Center for Transgender Equality, to the Washington Post. “The Trump administration is, once again, targeting the most vulnerable trans people by empowering shelters to turn people away and deny them equal access to services.” But it’s perfectly in line with the Trump administration’s attacks on the rights of trans people.
Source: Ben Carson is Either a Liar or an Idiot or Both
Regardless of its views about Iran’s regional policies and actions—or, indeed, about the policies and actions of its regional rivals such as Israel and Saudi Arabia—the US withdrawal from the JCPOA is ill-conceived and regrettable for many reasons. It undermines the value of multilateral diplomacy and raises questions about the sanctity and sustainability of interstate agreements. Furthermore, it challenges the authority of the UN Security Council, which has unanimously passed a resolution endorsing the JCPOA and calling on all UN member states as well as regional and international organizations to take action to support the agreement’s implementation. US withdrawal from the JCPOA risks seriously weakening trust and confidence in international institutions and arrangements that are essential parts of the global security architecture. In particular, the US action undermines the global effort for nuclear non-proliferation by sabotaging an important and effective anti-proliferation agreement. It is to be hoped that the remaining parties to the JCPOA will find ways to support its continued implementation.
Source: US Withdrawal From Iran Nuclear Deal: One Year On | Inter Press Service
US President Donald Trump, who embraced WikiLeaks with giddy joy, may head the administration that finally brings Julian Assange to face the music when predecessor Barack Obama would not, writes Zoe Daniel.
Source: Donald Trump, who praised WikiLeaks 141 times, now has ‘no opinion’ on Julian Assange – Donald Trump’s America – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)