Richard Greene
Richard Greene
Richard Greene is a political activist from Dublin, focusing on conservative family values campaigns, and formerly on opposing extradition to the United Kingdom. He was successively a member of Fianna Fáil, the Green Party, and Muintir na hÉireann, and is a spokesman for Cóir. Recently he joined the Christian Solidarity Party and has become its leader. He was a member of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council and the Eastern Health Board in the 1990s.
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Can Donald Trump's Supreme Court Nominee Be Stopped?: "Trump Civics 101"
Huffington Post - 19 days
Simple answer:  Yes How? The Democrats in The Senate can "Filibuster" the nomination.  What does that mean? A "Filibuster" is a procedure in The United States Senate (not The House) from 1837 to require more than 51 votes (a simple majority) to confirm a Presidential appointment or a piece of legislation. People used to stand up for many hours, like in the famous Capra movie, "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington", but nowadays it is just done by the introduction of a simple motion. Unless and until the Filibuster is ended, through a procedure called "Cloture", no vote can be held on the nomination or legislation. How many votes does it take to end a Filibuster? 60 votes Can The Republicans end a Filibuster of Neil Gorsuch all by themselves? No. They only have 52 members in The Senate and will need 8 of the 48 Democrats. Will 8 Democrats vote to end the Filibuster in order to confirm Gorsuch? Mixed opinions on this: Those who say yes say so because: 1. Many Senate D ...
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It Only Takes 286 People to "Repeal and Replace" Donald Trump (And Other "Magic Numbers" for The Next 4 Years)
Huffington Post - about 1 month
Now that millions have flooded streets across the world to send a message to Mr. Trump, it's time to act on that message. To do so, here's a quick course in "Stop Trump Civics" . . . Lesson #1: "The 'Magic Numbers' of Democracy" "Democracy" is a mathematical concept and everything in it is nothing more than a number. And the numbers to make a difference are shockingly small and surprisingly achievable. So, here are some super simple numbers for those who dream of making a difference. 286 The "Magic Number" to "Repeal and Replace" Donald Trump.  It takes 218 Members of The House of Representatives to impeach Donald Trump and 67 Members of The United States Senate to convict. Reach 286 and Donald Trump is no longer President. 43 The "Magic Number" of Republicans to vote to impeach and convict Donald Trump if all 242 Democrats vote to do so. There are 194 Democrats in The House. If 24 Republicans join with them, Donald Trump will be impeached. There are 48 D ...
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Why Donald Trump Attacked John Lewis (And Why He Will Always Attack People Who 'Wound' Him)
Huffington Post - about 1 month
Why Donald Trump Attacked John Lewis (And Why He Will ALWAYS Attack People Who "Wound" Him) by Richard Greene with Dr. Lynne Meyer, PhD *Note: I am re-posting the "Why Donald Trump Attacked Meryl Streep (And Why He Will ALWAYS Attack People Who "Wound" Him) post from January 10. . . . and will continue to do the same and just replace the names until the press and the country understand four critical things: 1.  He will ALWAYS attack. This is what we have to look forward to for the next 4 years. 2.  He attacks because he has serious, incurable, untreatable and progressive "Narcissistic Personality Disorder", a "Cluster B" personality disorder characterized by extreme sensitivity brought on by an almost total lack of self-esteem and self worth.  Donald Trump, himself, told us this. In his famous interview with Megan Kelly the following words came out of his mouth, not a Psychiatrist's.  "When I'm wounded I go after people hard to try to 'unwound' myself."  He also said "I view my ...
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Here's how to make sure anti-Semitic white supremacist Steve Bannon never serves in the White House
Huffington Post - 2 months
The 2016 Presidential Election has not happened yet and there's still time to prevent Steve Bannon from ever setting up office in The West Wing. The election officially happens on December 19 in the 50 State Capitols across America when The Electoral College votes. And just 36 of the 306 Republican "Electors" can bring Donald Trump to his knees and absolutely force him to rescind the appointment of Stephen Bannon as his Chief White House Strategist. Here's how: 1. On November 8 America elected 306 Electors for Donald Trump, 36 more than the 270 needed to become President. 2. On December 5 one of those 306, a Texas Republican named Christopher Suprun, declared in a NY Times Op Ed that he was not going to vote for Trump and would, instead, vote for John Kasich or another Republican that he felt was qualified for the job. http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/05/opinion/why-i-will-not-cast-my-electoral-vote-for-donald-trump.html?_r=0. Alexander Hamilton and the other Founding Fath ...
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How My Father Proved He Was Still Very Much Alive . . . 1 Week AFTER His Death
Huffington Post - about 1 year
One year ago, today my wonderful father, Martin Sydney Greene, passed away, 8 days before his 87th birthday.. But what happened over the next few days would confirm to me that, indeed, neither my beloved father, or anyone, ever really dies, or goes away. He not only told me and the family that he was ok, but that he was watching over us, that he "got it" that there IS, indeed, life after death (something he was ALWAYS skeptical about) and that he still has a tremendous sense of humor. My father left us in the middle of "The State of The Union Address" in the early evening of Tuesday, January 20, 2015. I probably should have figured that was already his personality showing itself. He hated politics. On Friday, I ask my assistant Michelle to go to my very full storage unit to see if she can find any black suits for me to wear at the funeral on Sunday. While she is putting a box away on top of an old piece of furniture, a piece of paper - just one piece of paper - float ...
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An Open Letter to Those Attending COP 21: The One-Sentence, Moral Solution to Climate Change
Huffington Post - about 1 year
As negotiations take place in Paris, we, the undersigned, would like to suggest a new kind of conversation about climate change. Instead of asking, or even begging, corporations and countries to please reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, we would like to follow The Pope's lead and suggest that there is a simpler, more effective and more just way to deal with the existential threat facing life on this planet ... and to agree with Pope Francis that the core issue is, indeed, a moral and ethical one. We ask the world leaders and their delegates to agree on one sentence. A sentence that will end the root cause of the pollution of the planet, a sentence that will end the overt and covert subsidies that artificially encourage the emission of greenhouse gases, a sentence that celebrates true, full and honest "free market capitalism" and a sentence that will restore morality to the conduct of governments and corporations around the world. That sentence would read something like this: ...
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An Open Letter to Those Attending COP 21: The One-Sentence, Moral Solution to Climate Change
Huffington Post - about 1 year
As negotiations take place in Paris, we, the undersigned, would like to suggest a new kind of conversation about climate change. Instead of asking, or even begging, corporations and countries to please reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, we would like to follow The Pope's lead and suggest that there is a simpler, more effective and more just way to deal with the existential threat facing life on this planet ... and to agree with Pope Francis that the core issue is, indeed, a moral and ethical one. We ask the world leaders and their delegates to agree on one sentence. A sentence that will end the root cause of the pollution of the planet, a sentence that will end the overt and covert subsidies that artificially encourage the emission of greenhouse gases, a sentence that celebrates true, full and honest "free market capitalism" and a sentence that will restore morality to the conduct of governments and corporations around the world. That sentence would read something like this: ...
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An Open Letter to Those Attending COP 21: The One-Sentence, Moral Solution to Climate Change
Huffington Post - about 1 year
As negotiations take place in Paris, we, the undersigned, would like to suggest a new kind of conversation about climate change. Instead of asking, or even begging, corporations and countries to please reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, we would like to follow The Pope's lead and suggest that there is a simpler, more effective and more just way to deal with the existential threat facing life on this planet ... and to agree with Pope Francis that the core issue is, indeed, a moral and ethical one. We ask the world leaders and their delegates to agree on one sentence. A sentence that will end the root cause of the pollution of the planet, a sentence that will end the overt and covert subsidies that artificially encourage the emission of greenhouse gases, a sentence that celebrates true, full and honest "free market capitalism" and a sentence that will restore morality to the conduct of governments and corporations around the world. That sentence would read something like this: ...
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Richard Greene: Blowing Up America for $2,300
The Huffington Post - over 4 years
We are in danger of going over "The Fiscal Cliff" -- in large part -- because the framing of the Bush tax cut issue and adding "revenue" to our debt crisis has been appalling. Why is no one breaking this down? And why are we ignoring two hugely relevant points? Breaking It Down A small business owner, or anyone, earning $300,000 would, after the expiration of "The Bush Tax Cuts" pay $2,300 more in taxes. That's 39.6 percent instead of 35 percent times the $50,000 over $250,000. A whopping 0.76 percent of his or her very nice adjusted gross income, after deductions. We're going to shut down the government over that? And someone making $500,000 in one year would pay only $11,500 more? Someone making $1 million pays $34,500 more? We Should Pay for Our Wars, Not China -- A "War Tax" Now $34,500 or $11,500 or even $2,300 is not an insignificant amount of money, but over 6,600 dead and over 50,000 injured for life and anywhere from $1.39 trillion to over $3 trillio ...
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Richard Greene: Bill Nye on Sandy, Climate Change and the 2012 Election
Huffington Post - over 4 years
Did climate change have anything to do with Superstorm Sandy? Climate change made Storm Sandy more intense. Climate change is responsible for dozens of deaths and billions of dollars of damage. And it is going to get worse. Until this week, climate change has not received much attention but it is a very important issue for America for this election. On November 6, voters get to choose how we, as a nation, deal with climate change in the future There are enormous differences in the way Mr. Romney and Mr. Obama, and the Republican and Democratic Parties, deal with climate change and the greenhouse gases that unquestionably increased the devastation caused by hurricane Sandy... and will continue to cause havoc with our weather. What, exactly, Bill, is the science on this? Let's be clear on the science. Climate change does not cause hurricanes and storms like Sandy... but climate change makes them worse -- no question. The Scientific Journal, in an article on Tuesday, ...
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Michael Sigman: Romney Hood vs. Obamaloney: A Bare-Knuckled Brawl for the Ages
Huffington Post - over 4 years
At a fundraiser earlier this week, President Obama mocked Mitt Romney's tax plan, which will benefit the rich at the expense of the poor, by saying, "It's like Robin Hood in reverse. It's Romney Hood." Sensing that the countless images of Mitt in a Robin Hood outfit might cost the Republican standard bearer a swing state or two, Team Romney mounted a fast, fierce and sensationally effective counter-narrative. Mitt took the mitts off with a one-two-punch worthy of Harry Reid by coining the term "Obamaloney." Apart from the simple brilliance of the pun, Mitt slyly underscored the Obama-as-foreigner theme by evoking the more hifalutin' spelling "bologna" -- a city in Italy -- and by associating the president with the German-born Oscar Mayer. This body blow to Team Obama had the added impact of reminding voters of the moment when Newt Gingrich admonished Mitt to "stop the pious baloney" during a New Hampshire debate in January. Romney quadrupled down when he told ...
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Richard Greener: A Lesson From George Washington
The Huffington Post - over 4 years
Maybe Gov. Romney needs an American History lesson. But what wisdom did our first president, the Father of Our Country, bequeath the man who wants to succeed him 223 years later? Read More... More on Elections 2012
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G-20 leaders clash over Falkland Islands
CNN - over 4 years
British and Argentinian leaders face off over the Falkland Islands at the G-20 Summit in Mexico. Richard Greene reports.
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Richard Greene
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2015
    Age 65
    Greene serves as chairman Alliance for the Defence of the Family and Marriage which advocates a No vote in the 2015 Marriage Referendum, and also against the 2015 Children and Family Relationships Bill.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 2008
    Age 58
    On 20 November 2008, he led a three-person delegation from Cóir appearing at meeting of the Oireachtas sub-committee on Ireland's Future in the EU.
    More Details Hide Details In his opening statement, he said: The delegation withdrew shortly after. Senator Paschal Donohoe, who chaired the meeting, said "It was a disgraceful performance. To accuse any member of this committee of an act of treason is the most appalling and disgraceful comment yet made in this House."
  • FORTIES
  • 1999
    Age 49
    Greene lost his council seat at the 1999 local elections.
    More Details Hide Details He complained that an RTÉ Television documentary about "political dynasties" broadcast before the poll gave an unfair advantage to featured candidates. The Broadcasting Complaints Commission upheld his protest. Greene opposed the Treaty of Nice and the second referendum on it. He has acted as spokesperson on Television and Radio, for the lobby group Cóir which campaigned against the Treaty of Lisbon. He campaigned against a second Lisbon Treaty referendum and has participated in public forums on behalf of Cóir.
  • 1997
    Age 47
    Greene sought to get Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown County Council to nominate Dana Rosemary Scallon in the 1997 Presidential election.
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    The Dáil registrar subsequently decided that Greene was no longer an officer, and he was expelled from the party in March 1997.
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  • 1996
    Age 46
    In late 1996, Greene's relationship with Muintir na hÉireann broke down.
    More Details Hide Details In December, the party executive voted to expel him, but he disputed their authority to do so, as he was the party officer on the Dáil register of parties.
    In the run-up to the 1996 referendum on restricting the right to bail, Greene wrote to the United Nations asking for election monitoring of the government's campaign.
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  • 1994
    Age 44
    Also in 1994, Greene became founding chairman of Muintir na hÉireann.
    More Details Hide Details In November, the group was denied official registration as a political party as it was not organised to fight elections; Greene contended the party had almost 1,000 members in 12 constituencies. It was eventually registered in April 1995. The party endorsed Mildred Fox in the 1995 Wicklow by-election for her pro-life stance. Greene criticised Fox when, having won the by-election, she abstained, rather than opposing, the constitutional amendment to allow divorce. In the ensuing referendum campaign, Muintir's Emmanuel Sweeney suggested that then government minister Mervyn Taylor and TD Alan Shatter might not understand Christian marriage. Since both were Jewish, this was condemned as "anti-semitic". Greene denied the charge but defended the remarks. He supported a High Court challenge to the referendum result. Other anti-divorce campaigners distanced themselves from the comments.
    Under the 1994 Act which split Dublin into three new county council areas, Greene became a member of Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown County Council.
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  • 1993
    Age 43
    In 1993, Greene founded the Irish Civil Rights Association, which opposed the Criminal Justice (Public Order) Bill, 1993 which restricted the conduct of participants at public protests.
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    Unusually among independent members of Dublin County Council, Greene supported all the rezoning motions at the July 1993 meeting.
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  • 1992
    Age 42
    He sought an injunction in the High Court against the wording of the 1992 "Right to Life" referendum, but withdrew it when he offered no alternative wording.
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    He was Public Relations Officer of Right-to-Life Ireland, an umbrella group of pro-life organisations opposed to the Maastricht Treaty which campaigned for a No-vote in the ratification referendum. Greene ran in the 1992 general election in Dublin South as an independent, but endorsed by the Christian Centrist Party.
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    After Roger Garland moved to have him expelled, he resigned on 6 April 1992.
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  • 1991
    Age 41
    Greene subsequently joined the Green Party, and unexpectedly won a seat on Dublin County Council in the Clonskeagh district in the 1991 local elections.
    More Details Hide Details He made outspoken pronouncements opposing the X case judgment and defending Articles 2 and 3 of the Constitution, persisting despite warnings from party colleagues that these were unauthorised by party policy.
    He was a member of a committee which in 1991 secured a memorial in the Garden of Remembrance to the victims of the 1974 Dublin and Monaghan bombings.
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  • 1990
    Age 40
    He also campaigned against the extradition of Dessie Ellis in 1990.
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    In January 1990, Greene was elected to the founding executive of the Irish National Congress, a newly formed lobby campaigning for "a British withdrawal from Ireland".
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1988
    Age 38
    Greene was expelled from his cumann of Fianna Fáil on 3 October 1988 for "conduct unbecoming a member", reinstated two weeks later on appeal to the Dáil constituency Comhairle, and re-expelled by the national executive on 15 December.
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  • 1987
    Age 37
    He co-founded an unofficial Fianna Fáil members' anti-extradition association to oppose the implementation of the 1987 Extradition legislation, introduced under the European Convention on the Suppression of Terrorism, which envisaged extradition from the Republic of Ireland to Northern Ireland, and reduced the ability of Irish republican suspects to avoid extradition for "political crimes".
    More Details Hide Details The controversial case of Father Patrick Ryan gave the group publicity.
  • 1981
    Age 31
    Greene developed an interest in politics during the 1981 hunger strikes, and campaigned on behalf of the Guildford Four and Maguire Seven and the Birmingham Six.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1950
    Age 0
    Born in 1950.
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