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Guess Who's On The Human Rights Watch List? The United States.

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posted on Feb, 23 2011 @ 08:37 AM
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Since we've been talking about how unnatural work is, and how none of us have any time off-------you might want to read ahead.

The basic premise: The United States is working it's people to death. And guess who really gets the brunt of it? Our children. We're too busy working. Buying things. And shoveling coal into the big furnace that is our goverment.

Today, Human Rights Watch released a report criticizing the U.S. for its lack of paid parental leave policies.

178 COUNTRIES HAVE A GUARANTEED PAID MATERNITY LEAVE UNDER NATIONAL LAW.

In the U.S. meanwhile, the 1993 Family and Medical Leave Act allows workers to take unpaid parental leave. That law, though, only covers half the workforce because it exempts companies who have under 50 employees.

Parents who want to take time out to breastfeed or parent or help a newborn or a sick child---will experience career fallout.

The truth is, corporate America doesn't care if you have a child with cancer or a newborn baby. They want you at your desk. 9:00 sharp. If you're not, here's your consequences: financial hardship; debt; demotion; and denials of raises or promotions.

When money is God?

This is how you live.




posted on Feb, 23 2011 @ 08:46 AM
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Nicely put together.But not only do they put this policy on there own country but the companies also make other poor people work to death for low pay. If they ask for more pay they just go to somewhere else to give jobs. You know if all the rich people in the world gave up 10% of their money to the UN the world would have no economic deflects, only 10% of their current savings can help achieve this but no they must keep hogging all the money so they can swim and sleep on money whilst seeing people suffer for their own enjoyment.
edit on 23-2-2011 by foreshadower99 because: bad spelling



posted on Feb, 23 2011 @ 08:50 AM
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I agree. Many of our 3rd world countries (and some of our first world countries as well) treat their workers horribly.

But come on.

The United States is a developed country. We expect more from our "civilized" countries.

There's no excuse.

The only reason for it is this: Money. Is. God.



posted on Feb, 23 2011 @ 08:57 AM
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www.abovetopsecret.com...

This is a link to "The bankers manifesto of 1892"... I thought I would "dust" it off and remind everyone about this. This is pertinent regarding the allegations currently being made.



posted on Feb, 23 2011 @ 09:21 AM
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Thanks for posting that link!

I look forward to reading it.



posted on Feb, 23 2011 @ 09:36 AM
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Human Rights watch is a very left wing organization and it's very biased. How you are ranked is based on points you get points for allowing certain things in your nation and loose points for other items. Currently you gain more points for allowing abortion (which they consider a fundimental human right and they are pushing for abortion on demand) than you loose for using child soldier.

They have been know to declare that criminals in the US are actually "prisoners of conscience" and as such they take away points for that. HRW is known to use a different approach than amnisty international in that they will clasify someone as a POC who has used violence.

Lastly HRW has recieved donations from the Sharia council of Saudi Arabia, in exchange for money HRW has not commented on issues in Saudi Arbia yet goes after the US and Isreal at every opertunity. After the Saudis the largest donor to HRW is George Soros who has donated a staggering 100 million to the organization.

The founder of HRW Robert Bernstein was so troubled by the bias in the organization that was coming in after money from certain parties was accepted that he is the source that wrote the article in the New York times about HRW taking Saudi money.

This last month HRW appointed Shawan Jabarin who is a senior member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, to its Mideast Advisory Board. So the man resposnible for looking for violations and deciding which to bring to the publics attention is a knwon terrorist.

HRW had a hand in modifying the mission of the "The Goldstone Report on Gaza" and where the reason it was not allowed to look at alleged war crimes committed by Hamas and other Palestinian groups but only looked at Israeli crimes. In many of the cases the evidence was anicdotal. Goldstone worked closely with politicized NGOs including PCHR, Al Haq, Adalah, B’Tselem, PHR-I, PCATI, and the Alternative Information Center.
Faulty methodology and failure to adhere to ethical and investigatory standards, including the UN rules for fact-finding missions and the Lund-London Guidelines by the International Bar Association. Goldstone report was widely criticized across the political spectrum for its “biased HRC mandate,” “the nature and confused conclusions reached,” “application of incorrect legal standards,” and “tentative” criticisms of Hamas. Goldstone was a board member of HRW until NGO Monitor pointed out the conflict of interest and he temporarily stepped down to complete his report. Judge Fausto Pocar, former President of the International Criminal Tribunal
for the Fomer Yugoslavia, criticized the Goldstone report for its one-sided and discriminatory call for universal jurisdiction solely against Israel officials. Since the report’s release, Goldstone has generally refused to debate his critics. He will only respond to pre-screened and vetted questions.

Last year HRW was involved in a scandal that was so troubling that there donations shrunk to a level so low that they almost folded and which is when Soros and his 100million came to the rescue. The scandal involved there military specialist Marc Garlasco, who frequently commented on the use of certain weapons in war and the disproportionate use of force by Isreal and the US. He is a ex-soldier and scandal involved the fact that he is a avid collector of nazis memorabiala and has written books on the third reich and appeared in photos wearing swastika adorned sweatshirt holding his daughter.


www.timesonline.co.uk...
www.ngo-monitor.org...
www.ngo-monitor.org...
www.ngo-monitor.org...
www.theatlantic.com...
online.wsj.com...
en.wikipedia.org...
en.wikipedia.org...
en.wikipedia.org...
en.wikipedia.org...


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posted on Feb, 23 2011 @ 09:48 AM
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Originally posted by exile1981
Human Rights watch is a very left wing organization and it's very biased. How you are ranked is based on points you get points for allowing certain things in your nation and loose points for other items. Currently you gain more points for allowing abortion (which they consider a fundimental human right and they are pushing for abortion on demand) than you loose for using child soldier.

They have been know to declare that criminals in the US are actually "prisoners of conscience" and as such they take away points for that. HRW is known to use a different approach than amnisty international in that they will clasify someone as a POC who has used violence.

Lastly HRW has recieved donations from the Sharia council of Saudi Arabia, in exchange for money HRW has not commented on issues in Saudi Arbia yet goes after the US and Isreal at every opertunity. After the Saudis the largest donor to HRW is George Soros who has donated a staggering 100 million to the organization.

The founder of HRW Robert Bernstein was so troubled by the bias in the organization that was coming in after money from certain parties was accepted that he is the source that wrote the article in the New York times about HRW taking Saudi money.


www.theatlantic.com...
online.wsj.com...
en.wikipedia.org...
en.wikipedia.org...
en.wikipedia.org...
en.wikipedia.org...


exile...thankyou for pulling this together for us, I will review the links now, the way you composed your comments, made me "extremely" curious. Well done!



posted on Feb, 23 2011 @ 10:23 AM
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I added to my post some other information I had. I hit reply before I finsihed my post. I've decided to start including a lot more back ground information into my posts. Thanks for noticing.



posted on Feb, 23 2011 @ 10:54 AM
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China also put the U.S. on the list sometime in the mid-2000s, or tried to, if memory serves. I'll see if I can't dig that out.

Here's one article...www.china-un.ch...


edit on 2/23/2011 by ~Lucidity because: (no reason given)



posted on Feb, 23 2011 @ 01:31 PM
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Its nice to know this group is going after the important things in the world, while leaving the pesky, harder problems like famine, war, plague, disease and deplorable conditions people live in in totalitarian countries with no rule of law, due process, etc etc..


Out of curisoity when did it become the requirement for businesses to pay people for a personal decision that has nothing to do with their work?

We already shell out money hand over fists for welfare and othe abused programs, why add more onto it?

They wanted a kid, she got pregnant.. Did any of this occur at work as an assignment?

This is about the stupidest thing I have ever seen.



posted on Feb, 23 2011 @ 04:26 PM
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I had my sickly child in 1982. I tried to work but had to leave work so often I kept getting terminated. So I decided to stop working until he was 15. We struggled to the extreme but made it because my husband took on a 2nd job. America does work us to death. If I dont put in those extra minutes and or hours they will find someone else who will. Im talking over 8 hours. Especially with todays unemployment if you dont work 200% your gone. Know dont take me wrong I believe 100% is nto asking to much. but after that it should be a choice which we no longer have.It takes both parents working just to make the bills and put food on the table. It is sad we have to put our babies in daycare to be rasied by a stranger who is not giving your child peronal parent time. Its a tough world, but someone has to work right



posted on Feb, 23 2011 @ 04:30 PM
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Enabling single motherhood is one of the most destructive things government has been doing to the social fabric since the end of the Second World War. Here’s the truth for the “we can have it all” feminists of the world: NO YOU CANT.

There are only 24 hours in a day and you can only divide the pie into so many pieces. You can either be a great mother or have a great career, not both.



posted on Feb, 23 2011 @ 04:38 PM
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And if memory serves me, wasn’t HRW bigwig $hitcanned because she dared criticize the organization for its lovefest with Taliban sympathizer Moazzam Begg?



posted on Feb, 23 2011 @ 04:44 PM
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ah someone cough everyone must work comrade communism/corporatism are you free do you own your land nooo



posted on Feb, 23 2011 @ 04:46 PM
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Dearest Sir Mike,

Well, even your ATS name is stiff and formal, and I'm not surprised, because truly---where have you been for the last well, fifty years? Or do you just say such things to get a reaction?

The United States is on the human rights watch list because they don't even give mothers enough time off to bond with their babies---or spend six weeks breastfeeding.

But your contention is that mothers shouldn't work at all. Here's two facts that will blow your mind:

1) There are more women managers in the United States than male managers. More women are going to college and earning a degree than men. AND---for the first time in history, more women are in the workforce than men! The structure of employment has swung towards women, favoring their innate characteristics--such as patience and focus--in this information age. Lots of dads are staying home to raise the kids these days. Or didn't you know?

2) If I didn't work, we couldn't send our children to college----college being a year's salary these days, my friend. I'd love to stay home and eat bon-bons, but well, just can't afford to do it. TPTB have set it up so that most families need two incomes to survive. That's NOT WOMEN'S FAULT.

I'm just going to pretend you didn't crawl out from under a rock and post that.

Okay?



posted on Feb, 23 2011 @ 04:46 PM
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Originally posted by exile1981
Human Rights watch is a very left wing organization and it's very biased.

you said a mouthful right there.
And I know backinblack will be on
this thread accusing me of posting
about Soros with no proof so I'll go ahead
and post the link so he won't have
a panzy fit.

George Soros Funds $100 Million to Human Rights Watch

www.hrw.org...

And looky here backinblack
it didn't come from Glen Beck
or Fox News



posted on Feb, 23 2011 @ 04:53 PM
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I'm not a fan of the UN by any means. Most people know what they're all about.

I posted this because I thought it was interesting from the standpoint of "quality of life."

The quality of life in America is horrible.

Overtime, low pay, no room for family, one or two weeks vacation....you know the drill.

I'm not a fan of Soros either.

Scary man.



posted on Feb, 23 2011 @ 05:04 PM
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Well, even your ATS name is stiff and formal, and I'm not surprised, because truly---where have you been for the last well, fifty years? Or do you just say such things to get a reaction?


Oh no, I fully believe everything I say.


The United States is on the human rights watch list because they don't even give mothers enough time off to bond with their babies---or spend six weeks breastfeeding.


The time is yours to take, no one has to “give” it to you, unless, that is, you demand to be paid for it.


1) There are more women managers in the United States than male managers. More women are going to college and earning a degree than men. AND---for the first time in history, more women are in the workforce than men! The structure of employment has swung towards women, favoring their innate characteristics--such as patience and focus--in this information age. Lots of dads are staying home to raise the kids these days. Or didn't you know?


Sorry to crush your fairy tale, but women dominate service industries and education, both of which have shown continued growth during the recession while men dominate manufacturing and construction which have both been butchered during the recession. It has nothing to do with the innate female psyche.


2) If I didn't work, we couldn't send our children to college----college being a year's salary these days, my friend. I'd love to stay home and eat bon-bons, but well, just can't afford to do it.


I served with a lot of Marines and they had a great saying that always stuck with me: CANT MEANS WONT. Its not that you “cant” afford to send your kids to college on one income, its that you wont send your kids to college on one income because you will not make the requisite sacrifices. That’s all.


TPTB have set it up so that most families need two incomes to survive. That's NOT WOMEN'S FAULT.


People have chosen to live more extravagant lives and surround themselves with things, these “Powers that Be” don’t put guns to people’s heads forcing them to buy 5 bedroom, 2500sqft homes, juggle two car payments, get fancy gym memberships, eat out 4 times a week and make sure little Johnny and Janey both have new IPods and Xbox 360’s. People make those choices.


I'm just going to pretend you didn't crawl out from under a rock and post that.


Whatever floats your boat babe.



posted on Feb, 23 2011 @ 05:09 PM
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Originally posted by SirMike
And if memory serves me, wasn’t HRW bigwig $hitcanned because she dared criticize the organization for its lovefest with Taliban sympathizer Moazzam Begg?


Your thinking of the head of Amnistey International and her name was Gita Sahgal and she was thier head of the Gender Unit.

www.human-rights-for-all.org...
www.commentarymagazine.com...



posted on Feb, 23 2011 @ 05:11 PM
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I dont know what company these people work for, but the company I am with not only gives pregnant mothers up to eight months off paid maternity leave, but will even give expectant fathers up to six months paid leave as well.


Maybe people just need to get educated or develop skills so they can work for a decent company that doesnt treat it's employees like slaves.



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