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by ProfX
Fri Jul 01, 2022 2:13 pm
Forum: Politics and Current Events
Topic: It’s Hard to Overstate the Danger of the Voting Case the Supreme Court Just Agreed to Hear
Replies: 9
Views: 151

Re: It’s Hard to Overstate the Danger of the Voting Case the Supreme Court Just Agreed to Hear

Six votes? The Danger of the Independent State Legislature Theory https://www.fairvote.org/the_danger_of_the_independent_state_legislature_theory Kavanaugh did not join the original dissent of Alito, Thomas, and Gorsuch. Only indicated the matter should be addressed by the court. No one really knows...
by ProfX
Fri Jul 01, 2022 1:47 pm
Forum: Politics and Current Events
Topic: A Really great Idea if We Weren't so Divided
Replies: 50
Views: 433

Re: A Really great Idea if We Weren't so Divided

A lot of folks mistakenly claim the earliest aqueducts were Greek or Roman. In fact, there are many that are far more older. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aqueduct_(water_supply) The Minoans were building them around 2000BCE on Crete. The Assyrians built some in the 8th century BCE. I don't know why...
by ProfX
Fri Jul 01, 2022 1:28 pm
Forum: Politics and Current Events
Topic: It’s Hard to Overstate the Danger of the Voting Case the Supreme Court Just Agreed to Hear
Replies: 9
Views: 151

Re: It’s Hard to Overstate the Danger of the Voting Case the Supreme Court Just Agreed to Hear

The idea that state legislatures should be unaccountable to their state constitutions and courts is an extremist, fringe idea. One is entitled to their opinion. I am entitled to point out the flaws with it. The Constitutional Law Theory That Could Upend American Elections https://www.democracydocket...
by ProfX
Fri Jul 01, 2022 8:45 am
Forum: Politics and Current Events
Topic: EARTH....
Replies: 587
Views: 19072

Re: EARTH....

I once again respectfully dissent from our overlords at SCOTUS. They once again contradicted their own ruling from 2007. Did the EPA overstep its authority? The EPA has the statutory authority to regulate pollutants. Is CO2 (and other greenhouse gasses) a pollutant? Answer: (to be clear, the "F...
by ProfX
Fri Jul 01, 2022 8:19 am
Forum: Politics and Current Events
Topic: Roe down, Griswold, Lawrence and Obergefell next on chopping block
Replies: 156
Views: 1347

Re: Roe down, Griswold, Lawrence and Obergefell next on chopping block

They are not done. Alabama cites abortion ruling in transgender medication case https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/alabama-cites-abortion-ruling-in-transgender-medication-case/ar-AAZ2QCo MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Days after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that states can prohibit abortion, Alabama has sei...
by ProfX
Fri Jul 01, 2022 8:12 am
Forum: Politics and Current Events
Topic: The Crazy Q-Anon Crap Thread.
Replies: 77
Views: 1644

Re: The Crazy Q-Anon Crap Thread.

BTW, I know a lot has been going on so it's easy to miss something like this in the noise, but "Q" is back. Or someone or something pretending to be someone called "Q" is at it, again, which is how I'd put it. QAnon leader returns with first post in more than a year https://thehi...
by ProfX
Fri Jul 01, 2022 8:03 am
Forum: Politics and Current Events
Topic: Today in White Nationalism/White Supremacism
Replies: 80
Views: 1406

Re: Today in White Nationalism/White Supremacism

I include Christian nationalist actions as we all agree these things are intertwined. (Along with anti-LGBTQ and all these armed Proud Boys showing up and threatening Pride events.) North Carolina workers sue company they say fired them for refusing to pray at work "You have to participate,&quo...
by ProfX
Fri Jul 01, 2022 6:03 am
Forum: Politics and Current Events
Topic: 2022 Elections Thread
Replies: 328
Views: 8618

Re: 2022 Elections Thread

https://constitutioncenter.org/interactive-constitution/interpretation/article-i/clauses/750 One unusual feature of the Elections Clause is that it does not confer the power to regulate congressional elections on states as a whole, but rather the “Legislature” of each state. T he Supreme Court has c...
by ProfX
Fri Jul 01, 2022 5:53 am
Forum: Politics and Current Events
Topic: It’s Hard to Overstate the Danger of the Voting Case the Supreme Court Just Agreed to Hear
Replies: 9
Views: 151

Re: It’s Hard to Overstate the Danger of the Voting Case the Supreme Court Just Agreed to Hear

There are some problems with the independent state legislature doctrine. The ‘Independent State Legislature Theory,’ Explained This dubious legal theory could have dramatic consequences for elections. https://www.brennancenter.org/our-work/research-reports/independent-state-legislature-theory-explai...
by ProfX
Fri Jul 01, 2022 5:48 am
Forum: Politics and Current Events
Topic: It’s Hard to Overstate the Danger of the Voting Case the Supreme Court Just Agreed to Hear
Replies: 9
Views: 151

Re: It’s Hard to Overstate the Danger of the Voting Case the Supreme Court Just Agreed to Hear

It is a bit weird to see one claim that states are free to ignore their judicial branches and constitutions as supporting the rule of law. I don't see any basis whatsoever for this "independent state legislature" theory. Election Law Experts Sound the Alarm About ‘Extremely Dangerous’ Voti...
by ProfX
Thu Jun 30, 2022 4:51 pm
Forum: Politics and Current Events
Topic: Public opinion on Roe and SCOTUS
Replies: 45
Views: 452

Re: Public opinion on Roe and SCOTUS

Florida, Kentucky judges block states from enforcing abortion bans https://www.reuters.com/legal/government/kentucky-judge-blocks-state-enforcing-abortion-bans-2022-06-30/ June 30 (Reuters) - Judges in Florida and Kentucky on Thursday moved to block those states from enforcing bans or restrictions ...
by ProfX
Thu Jun 30, 2022 4:46 pm
Forum: Politics and Current Events
Topic: Clarence Thomas says American citizens are seemingly 'more interested in their iPhones' than 'their Constitution': book
Replies: 4
Views: 65

Re: Clarence Thomas says American citizens are seemingly 'more interested in their iPhones' than 'their Constitution': b

We can debate what Justice Thomas knows about the Constitution or iPhones. As for other areas ... [from Twitter] Mark Joseph Stern@mjs_DC he Supreme Court DENIES a religious liberty challenge to New York's COVID vaccine mandate for health care workers. Thomas, Alito, and Gorsuch dissent . https://su...
by ProfX
Thu Jun 30, 2022 1:11 pm
Forum: Politics and Current Events
Topic: The GOP Snowflake Thread
Replies: 460
Views: 18478

Re: The GOP Snowflake Thread

There may be good reasons why Thomas is not suited to teach at a university. Academic freedom means what it means. I have some doubts about his judicial ethics, there are conflicts of interest involving his spouse, and I certainly don't agree with much of his juridicial philosophy and rulings. Some...
by ProfX
Thu Jun 30, 2022 9:37 am
Forum: Politics and Current Events
Topic: AI, Algorithms, and Bias
Replies: 72
Views: 3455

Re: AI, Algorithms, and Bias

Disseminate widely. Security and Privacy Tips for People Seeking An Abortion https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2022/06/security-and-privacy-tips-people-seeking-abortion Really, REALLY good guide. Keep Your Abortion Private & Secure We’re happy you’re here to learn more about digital security & a...
by ProfX
Wed Jun 29, 2022 2:12 pm
Forum: Politics and Current Events
Topic: The end result of criminalizing abortion
Replies: 2
Views: 41

Re: The end result of criminalizing abortion

Not just abortion: How the demise of Roe v Wade may impact fertility care https://www.contemporaryobgyn.net/view/not-just-abortion Fertility care is also at significant risk. Many of the bills being introduced in statehouses around the country (over 500 have already been put forward, according to t...
by ProfX
Wed Jun 29, 2022 2:02 pm
Forum: Politics and Current Events
Topic: Supreme Court breaks down wall between church and state
Replies: 234
Views: 2233

Re: Supreme Court breaks down wall between church and state

Supreme Court Lets Public Schools Coerce Students Into Practicing Christianity The conservative supermajority continues to repeal the separation of church and state. https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2022/06/coach-kennedy-bremerton-prayer-football-public-school.html [snip] Joseph Kennedy, the pla...
by ProfX
Wed Jun 29, 2022 1:46 pm
Forum: Politics and Current Events
Topic: A Really great Idea if We Weren't so Divided
Replies: 50
Views: 433

Re: A Really great Idea if We Weren't so Divided

The obvious solution, though it's fraught with unintended consequences, is to get more of the water to where the people are. Oh, I know, you can't drink the ocean, but we have technology to fix that. It can be done, if anyone wants to do it. Desalination is an awesome process. The problem is it req...
by ProfX
Wed Jun 29, 2022 1:29 pm
Forum: Politics and Current Events
Topic: The surprise witness is Cassidy HUTCHINSON, the former aide to Mark Meadows,
Replies: 59
Views: 530

Re: The surprise witness is Cassidy HUTCHINSON, the former aide to Mark Meadows,

We can debate what is treasonous and seditious behavior. I think Gen. Flynn is showing textbook examples. It's pretty easy to answer "yes" to the question if you believe in the lawful transfer of power after elections. Well, unless you don't believe in our Constitution and your oath and al...
by ProfX
Wed Jun 29, 2022 1:23 pm
Forum: Politics and Current Events
Topic: Supreme Court breaks down wall between church and state
Replies: 234
Views: 2233

Re: Supreme Court breaks down wall between church and state

Much like I read the Talmud, I enjoy reading both the concurring and dissenting opinions of SCOTUS. (OK. I rarely read the Talmud. :D ) I read both in this case. Both contain highly relevant facts. Here is Justice Sotomayor's dissent. https://ballotpedia.org/Kennedy_v._Bremerton_School_District This...
by ProfX
Wed Jun 29, 2022 10:00 am
Forum: Politics and Current Events
Topic: It’s time to talk to Republicans/independents
Replies: 40
Views: 577

Re: It’s time to talk to Republicans/independents

I believe what my lying eyes see, personally. What I've seen during my life on this planet is Republicans fight labor regulations, higher wages, OSHA & worker safety, labor union organizing, and social programs that benefit the working class, and now they have the chutzpah to say they are "...
by ProfX
Wed Jun 29, 2022 9:39 am
Forum: Politics and Current Events
Topic: A Really great Idea if We Weren't so Divided
Replies: 50
Views: 433

Re: A Really great Idea if We Weren't so Divided

I think this is a good idea, especially as I am a fan of Buckminster Fuller. One of the things he constantly emphasized is we need to figure out better how to share fundamental resources like electricity, energy, and water nationally ... and globally. Some states are flooding, some states are parche...
by ProfX
Wed Jun 29, 2022 9:22 am
Forum: Politics and Current Events
Topic: The surprise witness is Cassidy HUTCHINSON, the former aide to Mark Meadows,
Replies: 59
Views: 530

Re: The surprise witness is Cassidy HUTCHINSON, the former aide to Mark Meadows,

Engel already testified before the 1/6 Committee. What Hutchinson said is consistent. Bobby Engel's Testimony Consistent With Cassidy Hutchinson—Legal Expert https://www.newsweek.com/cassidy-hutchinson-testimony-bobby-engel-trump-steering-wheel-1720148 OK. Look, whether or not Trump lunged for the s...
by ProfX
Wed Jun 29, 2022 9:03 am
Forum: Politics and Current Events
Topic: Public opinion on Roe and SCOTUS
Replies: 45
Views: 452

Re: Public opinion on Roe and SCOTUS

Got an ectopic pregnancy? Missouri hospitals won't do a thing until your vitals start crashing due to the Mo. law. They can't do a thing to save your life until you're near death. :| [twitter] Max Kennerly@MaxKennerly Women are going to hospitals with a life-threatening nonviable ectopic pregnancy b...
by ProfX
Wed Jun 29, 2022 8:58 am
Forum: Politics and Current Events
Topic: Public opinion on Roe and SCOTUS
Replies: 45
Views: 452

Re: Public opinion on Roe and SCOTUS

And.here.we.go. Some forms of stem cell and other research are soon to be halted ... again. Pa. House puts Pitt's funding on the line unless it stops its fetal tissue research https://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-state/2022/06/27/pennsylvania-state-house-republicans-approval-for-university-of-...
by ProfX
Wed Jun 29, 2022 8:50 am
Forum: Politics and Current Events
Topic: The Critical Race Theory/so-called Cancel Culture Thread
Replies: 775
Views: 30842

Re: The Critical Race Theory/so-called Cancel Culture Thread

This.is.indoctrination. Some teachers alarmed by Florida civics training approach on religion, slavery Among other topics, trainers told civics teachers the nation’s founders did not desire a strict separation between church and state. https://www.tampabay.com/news/florida-politics/2022/06/28/some-...