Friday, May 27, 2016

Cuture news: The good, the bad, and the skin whiteners

Bernie is asking for a recount in Kentucky.

related item: Austria's close election might have been rigged


AustinBay (a defense analyst) discusses the IG report on email security lapses by Clinton

We docs had oodles of training about the privacy laws and protecting patient's records, so it's not like they are picking on her.

Instaupundit at USA Today: why the US needs to elect a white male Republican: so the press will notice when the government ignores the rules.
With a black Democrat in the White House, those organs have often been loath to criticize the president themselves, and swift to assume that anyone who does offer criticism is partisan, and probably a racist to boot. But with a white male Republican in the White House, all criticisms will be presumed valid.
yes, this is probably tongue in cheek...but alas true.


The nexxt front against religion? regulating faith based social service programs using government grants.

and then there is this: LINK

"The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued the final rule on Obamacare’s (Affordable Care Act’s) Section 1557 Friday, stating it will “help to advance equity and reduce health disparities by protecting some of the populations that have been most vulnerable to discrimination in the health care context.”
 it is to protect the transgendered, of course...
The final rule requires that women be treated equally with men in the health care they receive and also prohibits the denial of health care or health coverage based on an individual’s sex, including discrimination based on pregnancy, gender identity, and sex stereotyping. 
this can be read as saying if you refuse to allow abortion, you are discriminating against women.

"The final rule on Section 1557 does not include a religious exemption; however, the final rule does not displace existing protections for religious freedom and conscience."

the report is a right wing site. 

But the link to the government website is  HERE.

Does the proposed rule include a religious exemption?The proposed rule requests comment on whether Section 1557 should include a specific exemption for religious organizations and, if so, what the scope of an exemption would be. Nothing in the rule would affect the application of existing protections for religious beliefs and practices, such as provider conscience laws, the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, provisions in the Affordable Care Act related to abortion services, or regulations issued under the Affordable Care Act with regard to preventive health services.

Ambiguous language...

more lawsuits ahead.

well, protesters can attack the Trumpettes and gay Milo with impunity, but don't mess with Canada:

OTTAWA — Canada's ambassador to Ireland, best known for his role in shooting dead an armed assailant inside the Parliament buildings in 2014, has once again stepped into an apparent security breach.
Kevin Vickers, the former House of Commons sergeant-at-arms, tackled a protester Thursday in Dublin during a ceremony to remember British soldiers killed in the 1916 Easter Rising.


China are aghast at this "racist" ad on Chinese tv...

skin whiteners are pushed here in Asia, where pale skin and straight hair are considered beautiful.

And this local commercial winks at the trend:

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