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Liberal activist judges impede First Amendment rights and conservative activist judges restore those rights.


Conservative whites will spend a mint to suppress minorities, like you did with Jim Crow, Indian boarding schools, redlining/blockbusting, your eugenics boards, and state-forced heterosexuality.

You yourself believe there ought to be a "public accomodations amendment" to the Constitution. :lol:

So much for all that freedom of expression and freedom of association you guys crow so loudly about. :problem:

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If you go through the deeper points of that article, what you will find is RWers on the Court have actually been reducing the 1st amendment rights of actual living, breathing human people who are supposed to have them, while increasing the so-called 1st admt. "rights" of fictitious "corporate persons" who actually don't (and got them only through the tortured logic of Santa Clara County vs. Pacific Railroad and Citizens United) to commercial/corporate speech (i.e. advertising, buying candidates, etc.)

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If you go through the deeper points of that article, what you will find is RWers on the Court have actually been reducing the 1st amendment rights of actual living, breathing human people who are supposed to have them, while increasing the so-called 1st admt. "rights" of fictitious "corporate persons" who actually don't (and got them only through the tortured logic of Santa Clara County vs. Pacific Railroad and Citizens United) to commercial/corporate speech (i.e. advertising, buying candidates, etc.)


Conservatives are misanthropes.

Anybody on the fence on this can look at what they do to their own families in the name of family values, what they do to the actually-living in the name of being pro life.

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Sessions greenlights police to seize cash, property from people suspected of crimes but not charged

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The Justice Department announced a new federal policy Wednesday to help state and local police take cash and property from people suspected of a crime, even without a criminal charge, reversing an Obama administration rule prompted by past abuse by police.............

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Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Significant New Case About Civil Asset Forfeiture and the Bill of Rights

"This case also gives the Supreme Court an opportunity to consider the broader injustices that occur in the name of civil asset forfeiture. As Justice Clarence Thomas observed last year, "this system—where police can seize property with limited judicial oversight and retain it for their own use—has led to egregious and well-chronicled abuses." By ruling in favor of Tyson Timbs, the justices can rein in at least some of this abuse."

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Pence details plan for creation of Space Force in what would be the sixth branch of the military - WP

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Vice President Pence laid out an ambitious plan Thursday that would create a military command dedicated to space this year and eventually establish a “Space Force” as the sixth branch of the U.S. military.

In a speech at the Pentagon, Pence warned of the advancements that potential adversaries were making and issued what amounted to a call to arms to preserve the military’s dominance in space.

“Just as we’ve done in ages past, the United States will meet the emerging threats on this new battlefield,” he said. “The time has come to establish the United States Space Force.”


:problem: our infrastructure is falling apart and are kicking veterans off of VA benefits. But let's have a 6th branch of the military. :problem: :problem: :problem: :problem:

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Pence details plan for creation of Space Force in what would be the sixth branch of the military - WP



:problem: our infrastructure is falling apart and are kicking veterans off of VA benefits. But let's have a 6th branch of the military. :problem: :problem: :problem: :problem:

Why create a new branch of the military when the job is already being done by the military? The AF already does most of what a space force would do and the other branches of the military also perform these functions in cooperation with each other.

In order to establish a new military branch Congress is going to have to pass a bill authorizing its creation. That means you have to build, from scratch, the infrastructure to support it which would include, but not limited to, materiel acquisition/testing, logistics, transportation, communications, civil engineering, personnel administration, medical services, accounting/finance, contracting, etc. It would be simpler to just increase the scope and resources of the AF Space Command rather than establish a new military branch.

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Pence details plan for creation of Space Force in what would be the sixth branch of the military - WP



:problem: our infrastructure is falling apart and are kicking veterans off of VA benefits. But let's have a 6th branch of the military. :problem: :problem: :problem: :problem:


I wonder if he will preserve enough in the budget to torture millions of Gay folks as he is on record saying should be done.

And funerals for indigent Women who died in back alleys arent paying for themselves, I hope he know.

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Why create a new branch of the military when the job is already being done by the military? The AF already does most of what a space force would do and the other branches of the military also perform these functions in cooperation with each other.

In order to establish a new military branch Congress is going to have to pass a bill authorizing its creation. That means you have to build, from scratch, the infrastructure to support it which would include, but not limited to, materiel acquisition/testing, logistics, transportation, communications, civil engineering, personnel administration, medical services, accounting/finance, contracting, etc. It would be simpler to just increase the scope and resources of the AF Space Command rather than establish a new military branch.


should be called the waste force.

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'Bait truck' of Nike shoes left in black Chicago community during railroad sting

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Community members confronted a circle of police in Chicago's Englewood neighborhood over a "bait truck" filled with Nike shoes and allegedly left open by police aiming to lure potential thieves and make arrests.

"Y'all dirty, man," a man tells officers in an online video of the incident published Thursday. "Y'all see kids playing ball and you pull a f----- Nike truck into the ghetto."..............



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STEVE BANNON WANTS TO NATIONALIZE FACEBOOK AND GOOGLE’S DATA - Vanity Fair

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Bannon, an expert himself on the use and misuse of Big Data, offered an unusual solution Wednesday in a conversation with CNN’s Oliver Darcy: nationalization. Or at least something similar. “I think you take it away from the companies. All that data they have is put in a public trust,” Bannon explained. “They can use it. And people can opt in and opt out. That trust is run by an independent board of directors. It just can't be that [Big Tech is] the sole proprietors of this data . . . I think this is a public good.” These companies, he added, “have to be broken up just like Teddy Roosevelt broke up the trusts.” He went on:

“These [companies] are run by sociopaths,” he said. “These people are complete narcissists. These people ought to be controlled, they ought to be regulated.” At one point during the phone call, Bannon said, “These people are evil. There is no doubt about that.”

Such a proposition isn’t necessarily at odds with Bannon’s populist-nationalist economic vision, which isn’t opposed to state intervention. But it’s certainly hypocritical, given his own history of weaponizing big data for political gains, not to mention the Trump base’s well-documented mistrust of the government’s data-collection programs. However, his rant against Big Tech’s leaders—“they are not mature adults,” he said at one point. “They are all man-childs. How can they have this unlimited power? It’s outrageous”—is adroitly timed to take advantage of growing anti-tech sentiment on the populist right. Not only has Trump himself taken up the cause, but a poll released Wednesday from the conservative Media Research Center found that nearly two-thirds of conservatives believe social media is deliberately suppressing their views, while another two-thirds believe Facebook is not treating right-wingers fairly on its platform.


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STEVE BANNON WANTS TO NATIONALIZE FACEBOOK AND GOOGLE’S DATA - Vanity Fair

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Conservative whites are national socialists.

Bannon, like most conservatives, have an authoritarian personality and believes people should do as they told provided he and his ilk are the ones doing the telling.

A good book to read on conservatives is Conservatives Without a Conscience by John Dean.

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Bannon loves projection. He even uses the same phrases (man-child) that Trump's opposition uses.

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Woman lay dead in Nevada jail cell for hours after deputy found her unresponsive

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Locked away in a Nevada county jail for failing to take care of her traffic tickets, 27-year-old Kelly Coltrain asked to go to the hospital. Instead, as her condition worsened, she was handed a mop and told to clean up her own vomit. She died in her jail cell less than an hour later.

Despite being in a video-monitored cell, Mineral County Sheriff's deputies did not recognize that Coltrain had suffered an apparent seizure and had not moved for more than six hours. When a deputy finally entered her cell and couldn't wake her, he did not call for medical assistance or attempt to resuscitate her. Coltrain lay dead in her cell until the next morning when state officials arrived to investigate.................


Prison staffers say they fear Nevada's cost-cutting blitz could lead to understaffing, officer deaths

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...........He said facilities are being operated at below minimum staffing levels to comply with new austerity measures.

Harvey also took umbrage at a comment made by Deputy Director John Borrowman at a recent audit committee hearing as the committee tried to figure out why overtime costs were growing by 30 percent in each of the past three years. Pressed if there was any malfeasance going on by corrections officers helping their friends take time off, Borrowman said it would be naive to say there weren’t some people gaming the system.

“However those quotes were intended, they missed their mark,” Harvey said.

The audit found that 93 percent of officers taking overtime were assigned it rather than volunteering for it. Harvey said that often happens when, 45 minutes before one eight-hour shift ends, a supervisor tells an officer that he or she will have to stay for another eight hours.

He said he watched a brand new officer report to his assignment and be told, “I hope you brought enough food for 16 hours.” On another occasion, an officer who asked not to be assigned to mandatory overtime because of a prior commitment was told that if he didn’t like it, he should quit, Harvey said. And in another instance, an officer who had relocated from Arizona for a Nevada officer job had to do so much mandatory overtime that she could no longer find child care for her children and had to quit and return to Arizona.

Harvey said during a seven-month period last year, he had to do mandatory overtime nearly 40 times, missing his daughter’s birthday, his anniversary and a visit from out-of-town family...........


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.........One of Harvey’s biggest concerns has been a new policy on monitoring inmates who are hospitalized. The old policy called for two guards per inmate — something that resulted in massive staff demands at one point last year when six female inmates were giving birth around the same time. The new policy calls for one guard per inmate plus a roving officer who monitors up to four inmates.

Harvey said officers have been trained how to work in the two-person scenario but not in the one-person model, and guidance has been vague. He worried that the new setup will raise the risk of escapes or assaults within community hospitals where civilians are being treated, and raised questions about whether the prison regulations even allow such staffing adjustments for budgetary reasons.........

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Nick Lyon's defense has cost more than an entire year of legal services for the poor

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Spending to date on Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Director Nick Lyon's Flint water crisis legal team has surpassed what Genesee County spent on court-appointed attorneys for every indigent defendant in the county in the last fiscal year.

And that cost will only increase as the state has hired a third law firm to assist him as his case moves closer to trial.

New accounting requested by MLive-The Flint Journal from three state agencies shows spending on attorneys hired to represent current and former state employees charged with crimes or accused of civil wrongdoing in Flint has topped $26 million.

No part of that total has risen higher than the spending on Lyon, who earlier this month had the case against him, including charges of involuntary manslaughter, bound over to Genesee Circuit Court for trial.

Like all state employees accused of crimes or facing civil litigation tied to the Flint water crisis, Lyon isn't paying his own attorney bills -- Michigan taxpayers are.........


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........Attorneys for Lyon have billed taxpayers $1.6 million to date, according to MDHHS.

Genesee Circuit Court Administrator Barbara Menear said Genesee County as a whole spent $1.5 million in the last fiscal year on public defenders.

On Lyon's behalf, DHHS has spent $1.5 million with Willey & Chamberlain, the firm whose attorneys most often have been in court with the director, another $118,378 with Bursch Law, the firm headed by former Michigan Solicitor General John Bursch, and has recently inked a $400,000 contract with Chartier & Nyamfukudza, a law firm with offices in Lansing and Grand Rapids.

"We retained additional counsel to support Willey & Chamberlain's work for Director Lyon," DHHS spokeswoman Angela Minicuci said in an email to MLive........


Woman refuses to pay $1,400 bill for firefighters who responded to non-injury crash

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Accidents happen, but depending on where they happen, even if it's a minor crash, you may face a major bill.

Jeanette Smith refuses to pay the $1,400 fire run bill she received from Tyrone Township after her son was in a car crash in which no one was injured and both motorists were able to drive away..........


that she got a bill at all is outrageous

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Proving that work requirements work as intended, Arkansas throws thousands off Medicaid rolls

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The Republican project to turn Medicaid from a healthcare program into an obstacle course for the most vulnerable members of society has passed its first proof-of-concept test: Arkansas has reported that 4,574 residents, or more than half of those subject to new work requirements, lost their coverage as of last Saturday.

Some will be locked out of coverage entirely through the end of this year..............



they dont mean for you to make it through the hoop at all.

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........The state began rolling out the rules in June in phases, when 26,000 residents ages 30-49 with no children under 18 at home became subject to the work requirement. Of those, the state exempted about 15,500 based on its own records and another 2,400 claimed exemptions, according to Judy Solomon of the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities, a Washington think tank. That left 8,100 required to report their hours, of whom 4,574, or 56%, failed to comply.

The reporting website, however, has been nonfunctional for long stretches; state officials say they will extend the reporting deadline to Oct. 5 for enrollees who can show they could not log in.......

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They're represented in Washington by John Boozman (Republican Party), Tom Cotton (Republican Party), Bruce Westerman (Republican Party), French Hill (Republican Party), Rick Crawford (Republican Party), and Steve Womack (Republican Party).

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People who don't like it that way probably ought to move away.


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They're represented in Washington by John Boozman (Republican Party), Tom Cotton (Republican Party), Bruce Westerman (Republican Party), French Hill (Republican Party), Rick Crawford (Republican Party), and Steve Womack (Republican Party).

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People who don't like it that way probably ought to move away.


If you're on Medicaid, you probably don't have a lot of resources to just up and move.

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Kenner mayor appears to ban booster clubs from buying Nike gear - WBRZ

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Mayor Ben Zahn is allegedly banning Nike gear from the City of Kenner recreation facilities.

"Under no circumstances will any Nike product or any product with the Nike logo be purchased or used...at any City of Kenner Recreation Facility," the mayor's office said in a memorandum to Parks and Recreation Department Director Chad Pitfield.

The memorandum was circulated on social media, bearing the City of Kenner letterhead and Zahn's signature.


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If you're on Medicaid, you probably don't have a lot of resources to just up and move.


Probably not, but I don't see a practical way around it, do you?


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If you're on Medicaid, you probably don't have a lot of resources to just up and move.

The republican healthcare plan has always been "Hurry up and die."

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Probably not, but I don't see a practical way around it, do you?


Your solution is, if you don't like it, move?

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Your solution is, if you don't like it, move?


I said they "ought to," I didn't say it was a solution. I said:

"They're represented in Washington by John Boozman (Republican Party), Tom Cotton (Republican Party), Bruce Westerman (Republican Party), French Hill (Republican Party), Rick Crawford (Republican Party), and Steve Womack (Republican Party)."

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Romulus teacher shortage angers parents

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............ames' daughter, Avery, is a fourth-grader at Wick Elementary School.

"One day, her teacher was Ms. Meyers, the next someone else," James said. "I'm just like, 'Hey, Avery, what are you doing in class?' and she's like, 'We have a substitute every day, so we're not doing much of anything.'"

The union said some high school students have not had a certified English or math teacher for years.

"The fact that we have so many classes without certified teachers, from elementary to high school level, is unacceptable," said union president Sarah Carter.

"We're doing everything possible to get teachers in those classrooms for those students," said superintendent Marjie McAnally.

When asked if she understood why parents were outraged, McAnally said, "Well, no."

McAnally said four teachers quit shortly before school started. The union said over the past few years, 90 of the district's 150 teachers have left due to the toxic work environment.

"We have, district-wide, 15 open teaching positions," Carter said............


running the schools and prisons and police departments like sweat shops while showering the already wealthy with free taxpayer dollars.

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I said they "ought to," I didn't say it was a solution. I said:

"They're represented in Washington by John Boozman (Republican Party), Tom Cotton (Republican Party), Bruce Westerman (Republican Party), French Hill (Republican Party), Rick Crawford (Republican Party), and Steve Womack (Republican Party)."

":|"

"People who don't like it that way probably ought to move away"


Yes, if you don't like it, move.

That's the best you've got?

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