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Archive for March, 2007

Nimby’s well and kicking the homeless to the curb

Posted by Henric C. Jensen on March 31, 2007


This is a response to two links provided by a friend of mine in the Homeless Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Group.

Judge overturns Mt. Holly’s rejection of homeless shelter on Cherry Street and Neighbors want to block homeless housing

“the shelter provided nothing beneficial to the neighborhood.”

Ah, so keeping the homeless on the streets is beneficial to the neighborhood?

“It’s not that we have anything against the homeless, we just want to take care of our homes.”

Achso, and in what way would homeless people not take care of their homes?

“No one here thinks that the homeless are worthless or anything,” said Debbie Dubois, who lives off Sugarbush. “We just want to make sure that what goes in there isn’t going to put anyone’s family or home at risk.”

Now, what risk are we talking about here? The risk of actually being made aware that there’s another world out there than your little middle-class hypocritical bubble? Or that some of your kids may actually grow up to think that other peoples’ well-fare and well-being are just as important as their own, and fight for the human rights of their fellow human beings? Now, that would be a complete catastrophy that just might shake your “desperate house-wife world” to the core…

IMO the best way to solve the homeless problem of one’s neighborhood is to provide the homeless with housing/homes – that way they will be nowhere else bothering “decent middle-class folk”. But that is apparently a solution that escapes the intellectual capacities of those middle-class people. What is it with them – does moving to Suburbia require that you have a complete cerebralectomy? I sure looks that way. Shame on you ‘Burbians!

NIMBY = Not In My Back-Yard

Shalom!

Posted in Human Rights | 1 Comment »

The pot calling the kettle black

Posted by Henric C. Jensen on March 28, 2007


WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States said on Tuesday it would not seek a seat on the new U.N. Human Rights Council, saying it was not a “credible” body.State Department spokesman Sean McCormack said the United States would retain its observer status on the 47-member council, created last year over objections from the United States that rules were not strong enough to prevent rights violators from getting a seat. Read More

*lol* Talk about throwing stones in a glass house – the US is the biggest human rights violators in the Western World, and they point fingers at others??

That is really at the very hight of hypocrisy. And yet so typical of the US – what it can’t control it slanders, what it can’t understand it fears and what it doesn’t respect it violates. Like Human Rights.Shalom!

Posted in Bigotry, Human Rights, UN, US | 2 Comments »

The Absolute Idiocy of American Legislation…

Posted by Henric C. Jensen on March 4, 2007


12- And 13-Year-Old Have Sex, Now They’re Both Sex Offenders


In a strange twist of law a 13-year-old girl and a 12-year-old boy are both the offender and the victim in the same incident after having consensual sex. In Utah it is an offence to have intercourse with somebody 14 or younger.Both children were charged with sexual abuse of a child, a second degree felony in an adult court, after the girl fell pregnant. The girl unsuccessfully appealed citing older juveniles who have sex with each other without breaking the law.

Under the law a person under 14 can never consent, there are no exceptions and no mitigating circumstances are considered. Chief Justice Christine Durham questioned whether this outcome was really the intent of the legislature. Original Article

That is beyond ridiculous! Now, I am sorry, but something like that can only happen in the US – where on earth is the normal common sense of American legislators? It seems like the idea of context and intent has been completely lost. Logic seems to be non-existent. *shaking head in amazement*

Just because a child can never consent to sex with an ADULT or OLDER child, which is also simple common sense, it doesn’t mean they cannot consent to have sex with a child their own age.
It’s good to see that the Chief Justice realized the idiocy of the legislation even as she had to uphold the law…

Somehow this – to me – only proves a point I have tried to make in many Internet discussions – that ultimately sex-education leads to fever teen-pregnancies, because with education KIDS will know how to protect themselves and can make an informed choice according to their age and maturity.

Now, because the children in this case were horribly failed in terms of education by their parents and their school system, three children will suffer – instead of NONE. Now, that is criminal!

I have agree with one of the posters on National Youth Rights Association where this was discussed – And that better Sex Education would have probably informed the young John that he should’ve worn a rubber.”

In Sweden the age of consent is 15 – but then we also start sex-educating our youngsters at age 9-12 (the biological part at 9, the more complicated matters at 12) so that the average age of first time sexual experience has risen from age 13 in the mid 70’s to age 17 in the mid 90’s and they have the right to get condoms and birth-control without parental consent from age 13 (they can basically get it from their school nurses).

The American obsession with sex and sex-phobia is at best ridiculuos and in this case tragic and in my opinion criminal.

Shalom!


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