Childbirth is miraculous, beautiful, traumatic, and overwhelming, all at the same time, for both the baby and the mother. But for many children born today, squeezing through the birth canal is the easy part. Soon after birth, males born to North American women routinely face amputation of a fully functioning, healthy organ – the foreskin.
Circumcision is so commonplace in North America, it has long been considered the norm. The World Health Organization estimates the male circumcision rate in the U.S. to be 76% to 92%, while the rates in most of the Western European countries are less than 20%. Globally, more than 80% of the world’s men are left intact. An intact penis is not rare – an intact penis is the norm.
Medical professionals tell parents that circumcision is relatively painless, just a snip and it is over. Nothing could be further from the truth. Aside from the rare but possible complications, which include mutilation of the penis or death, the practice of circumcision is painful and traumatic.
Source: Nurses Against Circumcision : Organic Lifestyle
American Airlines Group Inc. and United Continental Holdings Inc. asked the U.S. government not to fly immigrant children separated from their families on their aircraft as President Donald Trump said he was abandoning his “zero tolerance” border-enforcement policy.
In joining critics of the U.S. detention of the youngsters, the carriers highlighted a central mystery in the political and human-rights crisis: Federal officials weren’t saying how the children were being ferried from near the U.S.-Mexico border to a network of facilities in 17 states.
“Based on our serious concerns about this policy and how it’s in deep conflict with our company’s values, we have contacted federal officials to inform them that they should not transport immigrant children on United aircraft who have been separated from their parents,” United Chief Executive Officer Oscar Munoz said Wednesday in an emailed statement. Southwest Airlines Co. issued a similar statement.
Frontier Airlines Inc. and Spirit Airlines Inc. said they wouldn’t knowingly transport migrant children away from their families. Delta Air Lines Inc. applauded Trump’s order to end the separations, calling them “disheartening.”
Airlines said, however, that they didn’t know if the government was transporting immigrant children on their flights. Most major airlines have contracts to transport federal employees, but that doesn’t mean they know who’s being flown on any particular flight.
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“These airlines clearly do not understand our immigration laws and the long-standing devastating loopholes that have caused the crisis at our southern border,” Tyler Houlton, a spokesman for the Department of Homeland Security, said via Twitter.
Source: Airlines Ask U.S. Not to Fly Detained Kids on Their Flights – Bloomberg
In a democracy the law is there for everyone, even those who you would deem it not to be, for if it was not then that is mob rule and once that is in abundance then that is the demise of democracy.
The public should not be taken as the judge and jury, because then the rule of Law and Order will not be recognised and the mob can then turn on anyone be they guilty or not.
This was evident in 1644-1646, the Witch hunts and Witch Finder General, do we really wish to go back.
The key issue for me, and probably for most of the survivors who this inquiry was designed to give a voice to, is one of trust. Theresa May fought for this inquiry.She fought for us. Back in July 2014 when she announced it as home secretary, you could almost see the eye-rolling going on among certain Tory party members. Yet, to her immense credit, she persevered. And then came the catalogue of mistakes, disasters and obstructions that, to all but the most naive of us, simply scream cover-up.
Source: The child abuse inquiry has been devastatingly inept – but it must go on | James Rhodes | Opinion | The Guardian
This school needs educating in lunch time procedures, the children will have paid for a school lunch and therefore should have allowed one of their choice. Schools are run by supposedly educated people, so this situation should never be allowed to occur.
There is no mention of any staff going without lunch, so I assume they all had lunch. In many cases the children would have had an extremely early breakfast, if at all, so would then have had to waiting for their evening meal, if they were to have one. So in some cases children could have to go without food for 10 hours or more. In some instances the school lunch could the the only substantial meal that a child will receive.
The school should be ashamed for inflicting this on children who are within their care and was it any better the next and the next, etc.
The school’s head teacher said ‘some initial adjustments need to be made’
Source: Pupils at a school queued for an entire lunchtime and still went without food – Wales Online