Clinton says income could be garnisheed if workers refuse to buy health
Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., appears today on ABC's 'This Week'
Will Hillary Clinton as president tap into workers' wages to achieve
her goal of health insurance for all Americans?
The possibility exists as the candidate was pressed on the matter
during a television interview today.
Speaking on ABC's “This Week” program, the Democratic senator from New
York said she might be willing to have wages garnisheed if people
refuse to buy health insurance.
“I think universal health care is a core Democratic value and a moral
principle, and I'm absolutely gonna do everything I can to achieve
that,” Clinton said. “I think there are a number of mechanisms”
possible, including “going after people's wages, automatic enrollment.”
Host George Stephanapolous asked Clinton specifically about
garnisheeing wages at least three times before she made the admission.
“What we've got to do is have shared responsibility. Everybody has to
pay something, but obviously on a sliding scale,” Clinton said. “I
think you can automatically enroll people, and you will then say,
'You've got to be part of this.'”
“If you don't start with universal health care, if you don't say
Read more →
Retired senior officers told Israelis on Saturday to prepare “rocket
rooms” as protection against a rain of missiles expected to be fired at
the Jewish state in any future conflict.
Speaking on radio as part of a military propaganda offensive, retired
general Udi Shani said: “The next war will see a massive use of
ballistic weapons against the whole of Israeli territory.”
Shani was tasked recently with drawing up a report on the way the
military authorities operated during Israel's 2006 summer war against
Hezbollah in Lebanon.
During that conflict thousands of rockets hit Israel, but were limited
to the north of the country from where hundreds of thousands of people
The character of war has changed, said the general.
“Strikes to the rear must now be taken into account — that is what
will come and we must prepare in a totally different way for this
eventuality,” he said.
Another reserve officer, Colonel Yehiel Kuperstein, added: “Protection
of civilians must today be assured even inside their homes.
“There is no absolute protection, but the best possible sort is that of
a room able to provide shelter” inside houses, he said, evoking the
norms in force in …
Read more →
The U.S.'s Rice and Bush aren't shy about their goal of establishing a
sic “Palestinian State.” What they don't tell their fellow United
States citizens is that their Pseudistinian Arab buddies, those
terrorists who unabashedly brag that they will destroy Israel, are also
Christians are leaving those Arab populated areas in droves.
At 70, Nasser plans to stay in the city. But, like other Christian
families that trace their roots to this city for centuries, he has
watched family members, like his son and daughter leave the city.
“There is no future for Christians,” said Nasser.
Reverend Tomey Dahoud also says the pressure is mounting for all
Christians to leave Palestinian-controlled lands.
The Arab Moslem terrorists destroy churches.
Besides being shaken down by the Palestinian Authority for blackmail
money, and having their land stolen in elaborate schemes from
Palestinian Authority officials, some Christians say they have looked
on helplessly as they suffered what they call the ultimate injustice:
the burning and desecration of their holy churches.
Christians are still reeling from September, 2006, when seven churches
in the West Bank and Gaza were attacked in a three day period after
Muslims were infuriated by comments made by Pope Benedict …
Read more →
by Ezra HaLevi
(IsraelNN.com) Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has called on the
world to come to terms with the demise of the “filthy” Jewish state.
Ahmadinejad made his latest statements in a speech given in the
southern Iranian town of Bushehr, where Iran’s first light-water
nuclear reactor is being built by Russia. The speech was broadcast live
on Iran’s state-run television. He addressed world nations, advising
them to “abandon the filthy Zionist entity which has reached the end of
Seeming to search for various synonyms to remove doubt sown by
apologists that question the translation of his call to erase Israel
“off the map,” the Persian leader said: “[Israel] has lost its reason
to exist and will sooner or later fall. The ones who still support the
criminal Zionists should know that the occupiers' days are
numbered…Accept that the life of the Zionists will sooner or later come
to an end.”
Ahmadinejad said that the “final chapter” has begun in which the Arabs
of Israel, together with “regional nations” will confront Israel and
bring about “Palestine.”
In the same speech, Ahmadinejad declared that nothing will stop his
nation from pursuing nuclear capabilities. “[Iranians] will not back
down one …
Read more →
A third undersea Internet cable has been damaged in the Middle East,
adding to the disruption in online services after two other lines were
cut earlier this week, the cable operating firm said.
The Falcon cable was cut 56 kilometres (35 miles) from Dubai, between
Oman and the United Arab Emirates, according to its owner, FLAG
Telecom, which is part of India's Reliance Communications.
The repair ship had been notified and was expected to arrive at the
site in the next few days, the company said on its website.
Flag Telecom owns another cable that was damaged off Egypt on
Wednesday. A repair ship was expected to arrive by Tuesday to restore
that cable and repairs were expected to take a week, the company said.
The outages have disrupted business across the Middle East and South
Asia, including in India, where businesses said it may take up to 15
days to return to normal.
Read more →
Officials deny they voted down plan because of Baptist opposition
A Baptist church in Ohio is being accused of religious intolerance for
allegedly thwarting a plan to build a mosque on nearby property.
The board of zoning appeals in Sugarcreek Township, Ohio, insists its
5-0 vote against a variance request that would have permitted the
Islamic Society of Greater Dayton to build the mosque was not
influenced by the local First Baptist Church. The rejection, officials
say, was based only on the expected sewage and traffic impact, the
Dayton Daily News reported.
But the senior pastor of the 1,900-member church, Barry Jude, has made
his opposition to the mosque clear.
“We just feel that Christianity is right and that Islam is wrong,” Jude
told the Daily News. “Therefore, we take a stand to see (a mosque) not
in our community. The wonderful thing about our American culture is
that you have the right to speak out against something you don't
The paper says the issue “has touched on larger questions: Does the
presence of a mosque locally evoke feelings of fear or even hatred? Are
church officials saying out loud what a lot of people are thinking
Read more →