January 18, 2016

Pregnancy in politics, a debate that continues

Susana Díaz, ya fuera de cuentas.

The President of Andalusia, Susana Díaz, has been a mother for the first time this evening in the hospital gynecologist nyc of Seville Valme . Enough with it pressed Medical Center maternity in policy debate to the table again.As happens every time.

Aware of the suspicions that still arouses a pregnancy when a public role of responsibility, one of the first things that made Susana Díazwas reassuring to voters, party and opposition colleagues. My pregnancy “will not affect at all the electoral calendar”, she said, because “I conciliaré normally, as do thousands of women”. A rationale that in no case would rule one of their male counterparts.

What do your maternity leave? How will you balance the Presidency of the Board with the care of the baby? They are issues arising in the case of politicians not but that the policies do them is often. As you do so, most likely it that Diaz receive criticism from some sector. At least this was the case on previous occasions.

The pregnancy of her party, Carme Chacón, roommate gave much to talk about. Became the first pregnant woman to be Minister. The first Minister of defence, also. He reviewed troops from Afghanistan with her seven-month-old baby in the gut. He had to travel to the country on a special medical team. It was April 19, 2008, when it produced that picture, described as ‘historical’. But the situation has not changed almost since then.

Chacon decided to share maternity leave with your partner down, an alternative in the law. Maternal permission consists of 16 weeks or 112 consecutive days. Of those 16 weeks, six are compulsory, which were those that enjoyed the then Minister. The other 10 are optional and transferable, in whole or in part, to the father. The Ministeralso opted to move to a floor of the Ministry of defence to live, to reconcile better work and personal life. Of course, it was criticized.

Harder still were the comments with the Vice-President of the Government Soraya Sáenz de Santamaría, who had her baby three years after Chacón, in 2011. Just 10 days after giving birth, she returned to frontline. The criticisms came from the first moment. If it was not a good example of conciliation, which is prejudicial to the rights of women, etc. So much so that the Government – very reluctant then and now to provide information which is considered ‘private’ – went out to the passage to say that “the agenda of the Vice President was minimal” and she said that it was adapted to feeding schedules. “The shots must be given them; that is impepinable,”he said in an interview.

A problem that not only affects Spain

Rachida Dati, the French Minister of Justice in the Government ofSarkozy, joined the work just five days after having her son, by caesarean section. He admitted that he acted so “out of fear” to be “away” from his post. A decision that was not well view or by their own political peers, as the own Carme Chacón, who questioned this approach.

On the opposite side, to lay claim to the maternity leave and the right to conciliation were two parliamentary that called ‘ Euromadres‘. First it was the Danish Hanne Dahl, who came in 2010 to a plenary session of the European Parliament with her baby in her arms. Up to that moment was an unknown. From that day it became a symbol of the struggle to improve the reconciliation. “I had no choice but, my husband had to attend a meeting in Copenhagen. I took it because I had to vote”, he explained to ELMUNDO.es

The maternal scene repeated it shortly after the Italian Licia Ronzulli, Member of the party people of freedom (PDL) of the then Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi. It was your baby and received the applause of his colleagues.

Meanwhile, they…

Among the politicians, there are few examples of conciliation. Perhaps the most striking was that of Tony Blair, who wanted to limit its activity for a time to devote to their children, an option that gave him more popularity and then would copy you the Prime Minister David Cameron.

January 15, 2016


Politics is a resource of the handiest for the big screen. A genre like any other with a particularity: the protagonists are usually more expensive than an icosahedron and is usually quality films, based on real events and almost always with an elaborate plot in which power almost never too good. If there is a universal theme that knows neither borders nor language, is this. We all suffer, but not in silence, insurance survive this breed, along with cockroaches, to a nuclear war. As Jardiel Poncela (1901-1952) said: “Whoever does not dare to be smart, it becomes political.” And movie2k.io has carried out a collection of free movies to watch online on the topic of politics.

Donald Rumsfeld, unknown certainties (The Unknown Known: The Life and Times of Donald Rumsfeld, 2013). Directed by Errol Morris .

Donald Rumsfeld, unknown certainties

If Errol Morris held a work essential viewing with ‘ rumors of war ‘(The Fog of War) is not negligible’ Donald Rumsfeld, unknown certainties ‘, a work probably underestimated because it fails to outline a monstrous vision of ex- United States Secretary of Defense.

Rumsfeld was accused of war crimes because of the crimes committed in Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo , and during the Iraq war .


Deadpool (2016)

Click here to watch dead pool online.


In the Loop (2009). Directed by Armando Iannucci.

In the Loop

Satire is a very attractive asset when the topic is politics. In this list there are several examples.In this case, humor is a clear English accent.


Wag the Dog (Wag the Dog, 1997). Directed by Barry Levinson .

Wag the Dog

Barry Levinson is a mediocre filmmaker. But when you use a good script of someone like David Mamet and get it interpreted Dustin Hoffman and Robert De Niro, you need to be a genius of the collapse to form not an interesting movie.


All the President’s Men (All the President’s Men, 1976). Directed by Alan J. Pakula .

All the President's Men

Two journalists started an investigation that lead to the well-known case “Watergate,” which led to the resignation of Richard Nixon.

It consigió four Oscars. Interestingly, none of them went to the protagonists star Robert Redfordand Dustin Hoffman . Yes got Jason Robards best supporting actor.


Z. (1969). Directed by Constantin Costa-Gavras .


Both ‘ Z ‘, as’ Missing ‘and’ confession ‘(L’Aveu), all directed by Costa-Gavras , are films that can not miss on a list like this.


Memories of Underdevelopment (1968). Directed by  Thomas G. Alea .

Memories of Underdevelopment

Renowned Cuban film about the revolution in this country, based on the novel by Edmundo Desnoes . Through an interior monologue contradictions of bourgeois shown, and its reflection in society.


Or: How? Strangelove (Dr. Strangelove, 1964). Directed by Stanley Kubrick .

Or: How? Strangelove

Political satire set during the Cold War. Kubrick , in their efforts to engage in all film genres, triumphs with this comedy that ridicules those who pull the strings of the world.


The political (All the King’s Men, 1949). Directed by Robert Rossen .

The politician

Three Oscars for the film that tells the corruption of an honest man when he decided to enter politics.


Mr. Smith (Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, 1939). Directed by Frank Capra .

Mr. Smith

Authentic classic film where James Stewart plays a young idealist who was appointed senator, and held a strong defense of democracy and a fight against corruption.

Thank you very much for reading and don’t forget that you are always able to watch movies online at movietubenow.me.

January 1, 2016

Political gesture? Macri cranes lifted a pickup truck of badly parked Massa


A crane who works for the city of Buenos Aires Government led to the corner of Corrientes and Talcahuano Performance Training Solutions to a truck which was advertising for the leader of the renewal front, Sergio Massa, and woke up the surprise of drivers and pedestrians.

Political gesture?Macri cranes lifted a pickup truck of badly parked Massa

“Record a dot (Mauritius) Macri with this”, shouted a newsstand to the driver of the crane – according to Telam news agency – while it undertook his March through the Avenida Corrientes, while several onlookers, among laughter and comments, took you photos to the fact with their cell phones

To eight months from the presidential election, every gesture of the main candidates lends itself to a political reading. In social networks, they mocked the ventilator front holder and recalled the accident occurred days ago an advertising plane that crashed when it carried a poster with the slogan “different”. This phrase was chosen by the Working Group of the former Mayor Tiger to differentiate themselves from their rivals in the political arena.

This minor fact occurs in the midst of crosses between candidates, with Gustavo Posse as the main promoter of an alliance between the two. What at first sight seems very difficult.


November 22, 2015

Health agrees internships with political institutes

Several health centers have as interns students from colleges and universities, which are not even recognized by the National Higher Education Council (Cones) and careers offered are not accredited by ANEAES. The health portfolio will be accepting students at the request of politicians, they warned from said advice.

The colleges in health sciences and private universities offer the possibility of doing internships in health care as a strategy to win students. While the Ministry of Health announced last June a requirement to renew the agreements with private educational institutions, the requirements are minimal, they warned members Cones, who requested the reservation of their names.

Currently, the colleges that have permission for their students to do internships at health centers and hospitals, dependent on the health portfolio need not even be recognized by the Cones. Nor racing require that offer, and where internships are focused, are authorized by the National Agency for Assessment and Accreditation of Higher Education (ANEAES), said our sources.

An example is given with the Higher Institute of Health Sciences in San Patricio Northern Ireland, whose headquarters are in Ñemby and whose owner is Adelaide Cantero, candidate for mayor by the NRA in that city. School students do their internships in health centers and Ñemby Villa Elisa. The Institute of red intendentable is not yet recognized by the Cones and careers are not accredited by the ANEAES. Nevertheless, the health portfolio, by Dr. Antonio Barrios ( a foot doctor and an elected member of the Governing Board of the NRA), enables students internship San Patricio Northern Ireland. Similarly, other universities and colleges, sponsored by politicians, they make their students enter the hospital premises, so a plus charged to their registered by way of internship, they said on Cones, to ensure that some institutions promise even I work in health once they finish the race, the sole purpose of ensuring the enrollment of students.

In the afternoon yesterday tried unsuccessfully to obtain the version of Cantero, Institute of San Patricio, who did not attend his cell (0981, 411 termination) or respond to voicemail. For his part, Minister Barrios had his phone off.

July 08, 2007


U.S. President George W. Bush (C) is joined by President of the Washington Nationals' Stan Kasten (L) and Nationals' General Manager Jim Bowden as they watch the Washington Nationals' baseball team play in Washington, July 5, 2007. Yahoo!/Reuters

Let's see - Baseball game, box seats, a couple of buddies, and a mysterious beverage covered up with a napkin... Yeah, I guess he really doesn't drink anymore! And he really DID choke on a pretzel back in 2002 when he passed out, fell to the floor and busted his lip...

Spocko is all over this one.

July 06, 2007

One more true thing

i like my body when it is with your
body. It is so quite a new thing.
Muscles better and nerves more.
i like your body. i like what it does,
i like its hows. i like to feel the spine
of your body and its bones, and the trembling
-firm-smooth ness and which i will
again and again and again
kiss, i like kissing this and that of you,
i like,, slowly stroking the, shocking fuzz
of your electric fur, and what-is-it comes
over parting flesh . . . . And eyes big Love-crumbs,

and possibly i like the thrill

of under me you quite so new

ee cummings

July 05, 2007

One more reason...

Not to shop at Wal-Mart:

How Costco Became the Anti-Wal-Mart - New York Times

Costco's average pay, for example, is $17 an hour, 42 percent higher than its fiercest rival, Sam's Club. And Costco's health plan makes those at many other retailers look Scroogish. One analyst, Bill Dreher of Deutsche Bank, complained last year that at Costco "it's better to be an employee or a customer than a shareholder."

And if you want to know everything that is wrong with American business, check out this quote:

Emme Kozloff, an analyst at Sanford C. Bernstein & Company, faulted Mr. Sinegal as being too generous to employees, noting that when analysts complained that Costco's workers were paying just 4 percent toward their health costs, he raised that percentage only to 8 percent, when the retail average is 25 percent.

"He has been too benevolent," she said. "He's right that a happy employee is a productive long-term employee, but he could force employees to pick up a little more of the burden."

Let me be the first to offer up a big Fuck Off to both Kozloff and Dreher. And I mean that in the nicest way possible...

July 04, 2007

Independence Day

Transcript after the jump

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Heads Up

Stay away - far away - from miivi.com:

Gang Launches their own Video Download Site to Trap People | TorrentFreak

Media Defender has registered a new domain and launched a video upload / download site with a web 2.0-ish name: miivi.com. Miivi claims to offer hight speed downloads of blockbuster movies like “300” (don’t download), hereby luring people into downloading copyrighted content.

In case you didn't already realize it, Media Defender is a puppet organization of Universal, Sony, Disney, Viacom, Fox, and Warner Brothers (a gang also known as the MPAA).

July 03, 2007

Be not Proud

Put away the flags and fireworks, my friends.

We would be better served to stop and reflect on what we have let ourselves become, instead of celebrating what our parents and grandparents accomplished in the past.

We are no longer a nation that lives by rule of law. Instead, we are now a nation where the powerful can easily excuse the criminal behavior of their wealthy friends.

We have become a nation that is comfortable with the idea of preemptive warfare.

We are comfortable with the idea that it is somehow OK to turn the bloody art of war into a profit center. Even worse, we seem to be OK with the fact that the company making most of the money is waiting for their boy to resume his real job after taking an eight-year hiatus in the Vice President's Office.

We are comfortable letting thousands of our children march off to die in a war that cannot possibly be won.

We would do well to forget a little of what we know about pride arrogance, and study a bit on grace and humility.

Our parents and grandparents could then be proud of us, instead of the other way around.

July 02, 2007

"The rich are different than you and I"

At least in the eyes of the law....

Bush Spares Libby 30-Month Jail Term

This decides it for me... Obama gets my nod. Hillary is just more of the same, too invested in the status quo to ever change anything.

This decision to commute the sentence of a man who compromised our national security cements the legacy of an Administration characterized by a politics of cynicism and division, one that has consistently placed itself and its ideology above the law. This is exactly the kind of politics we must change so we can begin restoring the American people's faith in a government that puts the country's progress ahead of the bitter partisanship of recent years.



July 01, 2007

My, how times have changed...

Looking back at Roanoke history - Roanoke.com

From the July 1, 1957 Roanoke Times:

Fifty inmates of the Roanoke City Jail were offered the chance to get out of jail by donating a pint of blood. Blood supplies were extremely low. Twenty-one inmates took advantage of the offer.

21 out of 50!

Lets see, donate a pint o' blood and get out of jail... I can't imagine anyone needing much time to think that one over, myself. There has to be some kind of backstory here... I'd love to hear it.


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