Politics

Pathetic, you said "pathetic"? How pathetic it is!I was born in 1948, I started working at the age of 14 as a printer, as a warehouseman and then as a dramatic artist. I've always paid my taxes and levies, whatever the rate has been under all the governments in place.At no point have I defaulted on my duties. The historic films I've made testify to my love of France and its history.More illustrious figures than me have been expatriated or have left our country.I sadly have nothing left to do here, but I will continue to love the French people and this public with whom I've shared so many emotions!I'm leaving because you consider that success, creation, talent, in fact, differences, must be punished.I do not ask to be approved of. I could at least be respected!No...
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Dear Mr President Your country and all right-minded people are distressed and depressed at yet another gun-related massacre. In 1966, Charles Whitman killed 16 people from "the Tower" at the University of Texas. In 1999, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold massacred 13 at Columbine High School in Colorado. Twelve killed in Aurora this summer, at the screening of a movie. Now, 20 children senselessly murdered in Newtown, Connecticut. There have been others, including some abroad. Emotions are running high. The calls come again to impose restrictions on the ownership of guns. However I think that you should listen to the gun lobby and weigh up the more sensible of their arguments. Then look at the facts on these massacres. Then look at how many people are killed in automobile accidents on...
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Dear Sirs and Madams In the UK, and in other countries, Governments are re-considering their drugs policies. This is against a background of increasingly softer attitudes towards recreational drugs, and in the UK, in the light of one report that “the war against drugs is lost”. With a recession, more and more demonstrations in the streets of Europe, people out of work and with more time on their hands, it may be tempted to see this as the right time to de-criminalise softer drugs, and making use of harder drugs something that needs treatment rather than punishment. Surely the time must be right to relax policies, allow indulgences of the softer drugs such as marijuana, and weaker amphetamines, which, some would argue, are less harmful than drinking alcohol, or, in the long time,...
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Shame on you US and UK. The US (and of course their tail-wagging partners, Israel) refused to recognise Palestine’s diplomatic status within the United Nations, while the UK in a cringe-making move, abstained. But the outcome is there for all to see: The UN General Assembly, voted overwhelmingly to enhance Palestine's diplomatic status at the United Nations yesterday. Was it a close-run thing? No. US and UK, just look at the figures here- the resolution was approved by 138-9 on the General Assembly. 9 against, and 41 abstentions. 138 recognising that the Palestinian Authority has a right to exist in the UN as a "non-member state" from the previous category of "entity". It is now has the same status as the Vatican! I hope that this will pave the way for the Palestinian Authority to...
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Dear Prime Minister. I understand that you are supporting a proposal to have a minimum price per unit of alcohol. It seems that it will probably be about 40p-50p per unit of alcohol. That would make a can of average strength lager £2 per can, and a bottle of supermarket red wine £6.50. I understand that the Treasury is in turmoil because they fear that they will lose revenue because people will buy less alcohol as a result, and they will raise less in taxes. That may be so, but I come at this from a different angle. If alcohol is a bad drug and should be banned because it is harming the fabric of the nation, then ban it. If its use by some people causes problems, such as in antisocial behaviour, and/or a strain on the NHS, then address the people who have this problem. But do not take...
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Dear Microsoft Corporation, I felt it was important for you to understand that I have a moral objection to gay “marriage.” Since you have seen fit to place your endorsement in support of gay “marriage;” forcing me to conscientiously object; you need to understand that I will not willingly financially support your corporation again. It is unfortunate, because I’ve always appreciated your professionalism and quality of design, in the past. Your actions indicate you do not respect my moral values, and no longer want my business, so I will comply. I will do everything within my power to support other technology companies which do not feel the need to force their political views upon me. As individuals you have a right to support anything you want. As a corporation, you have a fiscal...
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Manchester, 9.11.2012 As was widely reported in the news today, London an Anglo-German team of astronomers have discovered a new planet orbiting a nearby sun at just the right distance for an Earth-like climate that could support life. And life as we know it- or at least, intelligent, sentient life, rather than a space amoeba. The planet is at a distance from the star in an area known as the Goldilocks zone after the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears; a distance where, like Goldilocks’ sampling of the bears’ bowls of porridge, it’s neither too hot, nor too cold, but just right. Just right for liquid water to exist on the planet (our planet is made up of two thirds surface water). The sun for this planet, Star HD40307, is a relatively stable and old dwarf star that has been...
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President Obama, Everyday we see your heart and character, inspiring all of us to give more of ourselves. 'You are the leader to take us from where we are to where we need to be. You are the reason my daughter and nephew will grow up knowing that they can truly be ANYTHING they want to be.' All my respect and adoration, Beyoncé.
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appeared originally on Nathanial Tapley.com Dear Mr...
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