Thursday, 5 July 2018

Polish Supreme Court Head Defies Ruling Party As Crisis Deepens

quote [ Malgorzata Gersdorf is rejecting a shake-up by the right-wing government that is aimed at forcing her and other top judges to retire. The government's move is straining its relations with the EU. ]

“What will happen is what I predicted at the very beginning: There will be a civil war. There’s nothing we can do about it,” he said. “This is the path of civil war. I’d like to avoid it.” - Lech Walesa, former President of Poland.

Constitutional crises, not just for america.
[SFW] [politics] [+3 WTF]
[by biblebeltdrunk@10:38pmGMT]

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conception said[1] @ 11:14pm GMT on 5th Jul
How much Russian funding do you think is behind this government? More or less than ours?

"Gersdorf had been told to step down at midnight because of a new law that lowers the retirement age of Supreme Court judges from 70 to 65" - Is a genius move - purge who you like and then write a new law that says "95" or whatever.
conception said @ 11:17pm GMT on 5th Jul
Also - wat - https://www.npr.org/2018/07/05/594078923/scott-pruitt-out-at-epa
biblebeltdrunk said @ 12:06am GMT on 6th Jul [Score:1 Insightful]
Scott Pruitt's full resignation letter
Reveal

Mr. President, it has been an honor to serve you in the Cabinet as Administrator of the EPA. Truly, your confidence in me has blessed me personally and enabled me to advance your agenda beyond what anyone anticipated at the beginning of your Administration. Your courage, steadfastness and resolute commitment to get results for the American people, both with regard to improved environmental outcomes as well as historical regulatory reform, is in fact occurring at an unprecedented pace and I thank you for the opportunity to serve you and the American people in helping achieve those ends.

That is why is hard for me to advise you I am stepping down as Administrator of the EPA effective as of July 6. It is extremely difficult for me to cease serving you in this role first because I count it a blessing to be serving you in any capacity, but also, because of the transformative work that is occurring. However, the unrelenting attacks on me personally, my family, are unprecedented and have taken a sizable toll on all of us.

My desire in service to you has always been to bless you as you make important decisions for the American people. I believe you are serving as President today because of God’s providence. I believe that same providence brought me into your service. I pray as I have served you that I have blessed you and enabled you to effectively lead the American people. Thank you again Mr. President for the honor of serving you and I wish you Godspeed in all that you put your hand to.

Your Faithful Friend,

Scott Pruitt


"Public service, at any level, is about serving country, not a president. The failure to understand this fundamental distinction is perhaps the greatest flaw of this administration."

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