Wednesday 2011-01-12

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Ryanair stoppar 13 flygrutter - i protest - Resor - Resor Resetips Reseguider Tips om din nästa resa. Lågprisbolaget Ryanair stoppar rutter från Marseille till 13 destinationer i Europa och Marocko från och med tisdagen.

Ryanair stoppar 13 flygrutter - i protest - Resor - Resor Resetips Reseguider Tips om din nästa resa

En lokal fransk domstol har anklagat bolaget för brott mot arbetsrätten, därför dras rutterna in. Ryanairs personal är anställd på irländska kontrakt i stället för franska, för att spara skattepengar åt bolaget. Bolaget hävdar att planen är irländskt territorium. - Detta handlar om rörliga irländska arbetare som faller under EU:s regler om rörliga transportarbetare, säger Ryan airs vd Michael O'Leary. Ryanair pulls staff and planes out of Marseille in row over contracts. Ryanair boss Michael O'Leary, the unflinching king of cost-cutting, may finally have met his match in the strictness of French employment law.

Ryanair pulls staff and planes out of Marseille in row over contracts

The Irish low-cost airline will close its only French base in Marseille this week in the latest round of a bitter war with French authorities. O'Leary has been engaged in a stand-off with France since pilots' unions and the state took legal action against him for employing Marseille-based crew on Irish contracts rather than paying higher social security and tax in France. It is the first time Ryanair, Europe's biggest low-cost airline, has faced legal action of this kind. A furious O'Leary, fearing large fines, said he would remove his staff and from Tuesday, Ryanair will no longer have its Mediterranean hub in the French port. Its aircraft and 200 jobs will be moved to rival airports in Spain, Italy and Lithuania in protest at what O'Leary called the "ill-judged" ways of France.

Smitten kitchen. Monty python. Ernesto cortazar. Just Four You - Ernesto Cortazar. Clay's Humorous Quote Bag. Giving money and power to Government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys. -- P.J.

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O'Rourke Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote. -- Benjamin Franklin, 1759 Every barrel of oil that comes out of those sands in Canada is a barrel of oil that we don't have to buy from a foreign source. -- Texas Governor Rick Perry, 12/27/2011, on a campaign swing through Iowa. I believe in an America where millions of Americans believe in an America that's the America millions of Americans believe in. I'm not familiar precisely with exactly what I said, but I stand by what I said, whatever it was. -- Mitt Romney, May, 17, 2012, defending his character assassination of President Obama on Hannity's show a few months ago.

Trust me, after taxes, a million dollars is not a lot of money.-- RNC Chairman Michael Steele, 2/4/10. It is forbidden to enter this area. Government is not reason; it is not eloquence. Charles Limb: Your brain on improv. DOJ subpoenas Twitter records of several WikiLeaks volunteers - Glenn Greenwald. (updated below – Update II – Update III) Last night, Birgitta Jónsdóttir — a former WikiLeaks volunteer and current member of the Icelandic Parliament — announced (on Twitter) that she had been notified by Twitter that the DOJ had served a Subpoena demanding information “about all my tweets and more since November 1st 2009.”

DOJ subpoenas Twitter records of several WikiLeaks volunteers - Glenn Greenwald

Several news outlets, including The Guardian, wrote about Jónsdóttir’s announcement. What hasn’t been reported is that the Subpoena served on Twitter — which is actually an Order from a federal court that the DOJ requested — seeks the same information for numerous other individuals currently or formerly associated with WikiLeaks, including Jacob Appelbaum, Rop Gonggrijp, and Julian Assange. It also seeks the same information for Bradley Manning and for WikiLeaks’ Twitter account. The information demanded by the DOJ is sweeping in scope.

I’ll have much more on the implications of this tomorrow.