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#21
Off the Record / Re: Italian Politics
Last post by The Larch - Today at 03:48:43 PM
Interesting graph. In which current parlamentary group are the 222 M5S MPs elected in the last general election?

#22
Off the Record / Re: Supreme Court has voted to...
Last post by Razgovory - Today at 03:29:26 PM
Quote from: CountDeMoney on Today at 03:24:10 PMMissouri's trigger law to ban all abortions kicked in minutes after the SCOTUS decision.  Medical emergency only.  No exemption for rape and incest, which are apparently acts of love when she's really hot.

This is the Ozarks.  If there were exemptions for incest basically all abortion would be legal.
#23
Off the Record / Re: Supreme Court has voted to...
Last post by The Larch - Today at 03:28:17 PM
Missouri has just triggered its abortion ban law. It will now only be allowed in case of grave danger to the mother's physical health.

Edit: CdM'ed.
#24
Off the Record / Re: Supreme Court has voted to...
Last post by CountDeMoney - Today at 03:24:10 PM
Missouri's trigger law to ban all abortions kicked in minutes after the SCOTUS decision.  Medical emergency only.  No exemption for rape and incest, which are apparently acts of love when she's really hot.
#25
Off the Record / Re: Supreme Court has voted to...
Last post by The Larch - Today at 03:16:06 PM
From WSJ, a graph on where states stand on abortion at the moment:

#26
Off the Record / Re: [Canada] Canadian Politics...
Last post by viper37 - Today at 03:12:49 PM
The passport clusterfuck.

The government treated more passport demands with less employees before the pandemic.

People are told to come only 48h before travel, even if they booked an appointment well in advance.  And they get charge 110$ emergency fees, of course, for a rush treatment.

What a clueless government.

Is it as bad in other provinces?  Huge lineups, people being told to go back home, after 18hrs in line?

Why is this government always asleep at the wheel?
#27
Off the Record / Re: [Canada] Canadian Politics...
Last post by viper37 - Today at 03:09:55 PM
Quote from: Grey Fox on June 23, 2022, 09:02:56 PMIt probably annoys Raz but

Bonne Fête Nationale du Québec, mes amis.
Bonne Fête Nationale! :)
#28
Off the Record / Re: Trans athletes
Last post by Barrister - Today at 02:50:56 PM
Quote from: Valmy on Today at 02:21:58 PMOf course they have a point, that is why this is their in. That is what I was saying. They can find agreement here and use that for their ends. That was my entire point.

And of course something should be done but not to the detriment of a larger amount of people than we are helping.

I thought that was clear in my post.

Pick your battleground.

If transwomen competing against ciswomen is a losing argument, don't ague the point.  Concede.  If it's their "in", don't let them have it.
#29
Quote from: Sheilbh on Today at 01:34:04 PMIs it right that I read the New York gun control law that's been overturned is 108 years old?

Yes and generations of legislators, judges and scholars lived and died without anyone ever thinking there was anything unconstitutionally unfirm about it.

One of the most iconic episodes in American history, glorified repeatedly in film, are the Earp brothers' adventures in western boom towns.  And of course whenever Wyatt took on the badge, he put in place the sensible rule - no guns in town.  There is no record of any frustrated unarmed cow hand invoking the 2nd amendment . . .

The appeal to history is just a judicial 3 card monty game, where the "history" always seems to support one's side, and where the inconvenient examples are just swept away. 

The end result is work like Thomas' opinion in that case falls that repeatedly into unintended parody of itself, for example as it seriously discusses the supposed details of 14th century regulations of lances vs. dirks. 
#30
Off the Record / Re: Supreme Court has voted to...
Last post by Barrister - Today at 02:48:13 PM
Said it before, will say it again - this will be like the dog catching the car...