2017年2月26日 星期日

rebut, condone, statehood, point-by-point rebuttal, legislative spine


It’s an attempt to form the legislative spine of a state-level resistance to Trump’s policies.

Democratic lawmakers in at least 30 U.S. states to rebut Trump
USATODAY.COM


Misquoted? Hit back with Google

Google News Offers Rebuttal Time
Google began allowing people cited in stories it carries to post comments about the articles, a move that is stirring debate.



2007.6
The US-Mexican War of 1846-48 was sparked by a dispute over impending Texas statehood.

rebut  -tt- FORMAL
to argue that a statement or claim is not true:
She has rebutted charges that she has been involved in any financial malpractice.

rebuttal noun [C] FORMAL
a statement which says that a claim or criticism is not true:
She issued a point-by-point rebuttal of the company's accusations.




point-by-point rebuttal (逐項批駁錯誤引用)做法
在Google美國新服務
最可以說明

statehood noun [U]
the condition of being a country or a part of a large country that has its own government:━━ n. 国家[州]であること; その地位.


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陳水扁總統日前公開宣示,未來總統大選將合併舉行「是否以台灣為名加入聯合國」公投,美國國務院19日公開表示反對任何片面改變台海現狀的行動,外交部20日回應表示,台灣沒有改變現狀的意圖,將持續和美國溝通。

美國國務院發言人麥考馬克19日在例行記者會中表示,美國反對海峽兩岸任何片面改變現狀的行動,包括「是否以台灣為名加入聯合國」的公投,對此,外交部發言人王建業20日表示,陳水扁總統所提的公投並無意改變現狀,也沒有違反四不,外交部將持續和美國溝通,王建業說:『他這次推這個聯合國的方案,他並沒有違背他先前的承諾,也就是四不,也和改變現狀無關,台美之間的關係非常密切友好,相關的議題和美方持續保持溝通。』

王建業表示,台灣加入WTO是以「台澎金馬關稅領域」的名稱,而不是中華民國,而且很多國家加入國際組織的名稱都和正式國名不同,因此陳總統推這項公投,並沒有違反他「四不一沒有」承諾中的「不更改國號」。

王建業強調,這個議題相當程度地反映了台灣多數的民意,政府必須聆聽民眾的心聲,也必須依照現有的民主法定程序處理,而美國是民主國家,希望美國可以將心比心,設身處地思考台灣的處境,相信有助於台美雙方的溝通了解。

---美反對陳總統推公投 外交部:無意改變現狀 持續和美溝通
時間: 2007/06/20 撰稿‧編輯:呂欣憓 新聞引據:採訪


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(BRUCE:看起來,台灣在美國的公關工作做得不錯 )
QUESTION: Sean, President Chen Shui-bian of Taiwan has spoken of plans to conduct a referendum on whether or not Taiwan should join the UN under the name of Taiwan.

MR. MCCORMACK: Right.

QUESTION: An official in this building gave some background comments yesterday and I'm wondering whether or not you have anything on the record for us.

MR. MCCORMACK: Sure, I have something for you. We support Taiwan's inclusion, as appropriate, in international organizations that do not require statehood for membership. Consistent with our one China policy, we do not support Taiwan's membership in international organizations that require statehood, including the United Nations....



rebut, condone
Asked about the hotel’s reputation, John Wolf, a spokesman for Marriott International, which owns the Mayflower, declined to rebut the specifics. “It is our company’s policy to comply with all federal, state and local laws,” he said in an e-mail message. “We also respect the privacy of our guests, subject to the safety and security of other guests and the public.”
The hotel would not, Mr. Wolf added, “condone activities that are contrary to that goal or which are obviously illegal.”

rebut 
verb [T] -tt- FORMAL
to argue that a statement or claim is not true:
She has rebutted charges that she has been involved in any financial malpractice.

rebuttal
noun [C] FORMAL
a statement which says that a claim or criticism is not true:
She issued a point-by-point rebuttal of the company's accusations.

condone

verb [T]
to accept or allow behaviour that is wrong:
If the government is seen to condone violence, the bloodshed will never stop.

(from Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary)

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