Quote from: Valmy on June 23, 2022, 09:07:01 PMQuote from: Josquius on June 21, 2022, 04:55:43 PMI've no idea what triggered it but in recent days there seems to be an rush of bans on transgender athletes in sport.
It is the in for the transphobes.
The thing is that yes this is an issue. But it is such a small issue that only impacts sports at the very highest levels of competition. something that will only likely impact a small percentage of athletes, much less people. So sure for like 0.01% of cis and transwomen this problem is a big deal and does need a solution. But ultimately if sports are made unfair for elite cis woman athletes and that is the price we have to pay for full trans acceptance, that is not exactly the end of the world. But I am sure there is a better solution than that and we will find one.
It is really unfortunate, and frankly bullshit, that this is what is being used to go after trans people.
Quote from: Josquius on June 21, 2022, 05:10:00 PMQuote from: FunkMonk on June 21, 2022, 03:31:39 PMTime for some silly season stuff:
Chelsea agreed a loan with Inter to take Lukaku back for a one year loan for a minor fee. In essence, Inter loaned Lukaku to Chelsea for the 2021/2022 season and received like 90m from Chelsea in return
Amazing. Chelsea is usually quite smart with transfers. They're the most well known of the buy up all the kids, loan them out a bit, then sell for big money, crew.
Quote from: The Minsky Moment on Today at 11:08:54 AMThis is what result oriented jurisprudence looks like - same court, same majority, same 24-hour period:Is it right that I read the New York gun control law that's been overturned is 108 years old? It also seems like "historical understanding" is relevant to some issues but not others.
Threats to "pontential life" - requires interest balancing. Threats to actual life - nothing to see here, move along.
A woman's right to autonomy and control over her body - must yield to legislative judgments about other interests.
A man's right to conceal carry on a crowded NYC street - absolute and cannot be overcome by even the most compelling state interest in public safety.
QuoteShe's in a state of deep concern.Thoughts and prayers.
Quote from: Zoupa on Today at 12:20:04 PMWhere's Susan Collins? She'll straighten this all out in no time.She's in a state of deep concern.
Quote from: The Larch on June 17, 2022, 04:47:03 AMQuote from: Zoupa on June 17, 2022, 12:45:22 AMMontreal declined to host mainly because of FIFA's insane rules about other events.
I'm reading it was because of money. Vancouver also withdrew initially because of financial concerns and had to be brought back for the final bid because otherwise Canada would only have 1 venue.