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Forum: Trials and Errors Today, 06:56 AM
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Posted By Bob001
Who is actually striking? Are all UK barristers...

Who is actually striking? Are all UK barristers employees of the government?
Forum: USA Politics Today, 06:42 AM
Replies: 577
Views: 18,378
Posted By Bob001
The actual start of the war was Feb. 24. ...

The actual start of the war was Feb. 24.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2022_Russian_invasion_of_Ukraine

The Russian buildup on the border began months earlier.
Forum: USA Politics Today, 12:02 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,322
Posted By Bob001
Winning wouldn't prove that he's not stupid...

Winning wouldn't prove that he's not stupid and/or mentally ill.
Forum: USA Politics Yesterday, 11:01 PM
Replies: 577
Views: 18,378
Posted By Bob001
There was never a magic solution. But people who...

There was never a magic solution. But people who are smarter than I am think Biden could have done two things: 1/ impose some economic sanctions on Russia as it built up forces outside Ukraine before...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 25th June 2022, 01:25 PM
Replies: 289
Views: 5,051
Posted By Bob001
You missed my point, which is that the tone of...

You missed my point, which is that the tone of HRC's campaign was that she had it in the bag, which means that a lot of voters who supported her, particularly in the blue "sure thing" states of...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 25th June 2022, 09:51 AM
Replies: 289
Views: 5,051
Posted By Bob001
Gee, maybe if HRC had actually campaigned to be...

Gee, maybe if HRC had actually campaigned to be President instead of treating her election as a foregone, if not pre-ordained, certainty, people who thought their votes weren't needed might have...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 25th June 2022, 09:39 AM
Replies: 289
Views: 5,051
Posted By Bob001
Food for thought: Sen. Biden presided over...

Food for thought: Sen. Biden presided over Clarence Thomas' confirmation hearings, and many thought at the time that he was too easy on Thomas and too tough on Anita Hill. As it was, Thomas was only...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 25th June 2022, 09:30 AM
Replies: 289
Views: 5,051
Posted By Bob001
The counter-argument is that at the time the...

The counter-argument is that at the time the Constitution was adopted, "privacy" was essentially the natural human state. It was taken for granted because there was no alternative. There were no...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 24th June 2022, 09:05 PM
Replies: 289
Views: 5,051
Posted By Bob001
What is the actual full quote, and who's saying...

What is the actual full quote, and who's saying it? That seems like exactly the kind of thing that would be taken out of context.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 24th June 2022, 08:43 PM
Replies: 289
Views: 5,051
Posted By Bob001
For the sake of argument assume the worst, that a...

For the sake of argument assume the worst, that a large percentage of women who would otherwise have sought abortions carry pregnancies to term and bear children. What will be the impact on the...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 24th June 2022, 03:23 PM
Replies: 289
Views: 5,051
Posted By Bob001
The Senate's Constitutional role is to advise and...

The Senate's Constitutional role is to advise and consent or not, but not to do nothing. McConnell has routinely bottled up Democratic nominations across the board. I'd like to see a rule that if the...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 24th June 2022, 03:15 PM
Replies: 289
Views: 5,051
Posted By Bob001
Actually, there's an argument against that. A tie...

Actually, there's an argument against that. A tie would simply let the lower court ruling stand, which is the result in the vast majority of cases that are appealed to the SC but not accepted for...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 24th June 2022, 02:28 PM
Replies: 289
Views: 5,051
Posted By Bob001
Question: Legislatures in two dozen or so states...

Question: Legislatures in two dozen or so states passed extreme abortion restrictions when Roe v. Wade made them purely symbolic. Now that they are taking effect, what are the odds that popular...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 24th June 2022, 01:48 PM
Replies: 289
Views: 5,051
Posted By Bob001
it would allow states to ban interracial...

it would allow states to ban interracial marriage, as some did before the decision.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 24th June 2022, 01:46 PM
Replies: 289
Views: 5,051
Posted By Bob001
I don't know if that's necessarily true. Federal...

I don't know if that's necessarily true. Federal judges are appointed for life, but it is routine for them to assume "senior status" as a kind of retirement when they qualify by age and years of...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 24th June 2022, 01:39 PM
Replies: 289
Views: 5,051
Posted By Bob001
It's a gruesome thought, but I have wondered if...

It's a gruesome thought, but I have wondered if RBG couldn't have been sustained on mechanical life support for a while. A month and a half would have taken us past the 2016 election.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 24th June 2022, 10:41 AM
Replies: 289
Views: 5,051
Posted By Bob001
Do you mean impeached? That is the only process...

Do you mean impeached? That is the only process to remove a federal judge.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 24th June 2022, 10:41 AM
Replies: 289
Views: 5,051
Posted By Bob001
Not a question of guts. If he adds, say, three...

Not a question of guts. If he adds, say, three justices, the next Repub will add four, etc., etc. The result would turn the SC into a beach ball. The real solution would be term limits, so a justice...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 24th June 2022, 08:49 AM
Replies: 2,096
Views: 76,129
Posted By Bob001
But the court decides what is Constitutional....

But the court decides what is Constitutional. That is the basis on which they can throw out any particular law.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 24th June 2022, 08:38 AM
Replies: 2,096
Views: 76,129
Posted By Bob001
Some commentators are noting that this SC could...

Some commentators are noting that this SC could easily find grounds to overturn such a law.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 24th June 2022, 07:58 AM
Replies: 2,096
Views: 76,129
Posted By Bob001
I don't recognize any such saying. What thought...

I don't recognize any such saying. What thought are you trying to express?
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 24th June 2022, 07:51 AM
Replies: 2,096
Views: 76,129
Posted By Bob001
If you don't see any difference between, say,...

If you don't see any difference between, say, Obama and Trump, or Sanders and Cruz, or AOC and MTJ, you are blind and deaf.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 24th June 2022, 07:26 AM
Replies: 2,096
Views: 76,129
Posted By Bob001
It's happened. ...

It's happened.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2022/06/24/supreme-court-abortion-ruling/
Forum: USA Politics 23rd June 2022, 10:21 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 1,923
Posted By Bob001
Firearms, particularly handguns, were subject to...

Firearms, particularly handguns, were subject to tighter regulation than today in almost all states up until the NRA was taken over by loons in the 1970s. As recently as 1968, the NRA supported...
Forum: USA Politics 23rd June 2022, 10:03 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 1,923
Posted By Bob001
For most of U.S. history, that is not how the...

For most of U.S. history, that is not how the Constitution has been interpreted.

Right-wing Nixon appointee Chief Justice Warren Burger discussed the history of the 2nd Amendment, and supported...
Forum: USA Politics 23rd June 2022, 09:25 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 1,923
Posted By Bob001
SC Gun decision/Supreme Court loosens gun laws

The Supremes throw out NY law limiting concealed carry permits.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2022/06/23/jan-6-hearings-luttig-gop-maga-trump-supporters/

Posted without comment ...
Forum: Trials and Errors 22nd June 2022, 10:49 PM
Replies: 1,804
Views: 111,817
Posted By Bob001
Prosecutors ask for hard time: ...

Prosecutors ask for hard time:

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/maxwell-deserves-30-to-55-year-prison-term-us-prosecutors/ar-AAYLnvc?ocid=mailsignout&li=BBnb7Kz
Forum: USA Politics 21st June 2022, 08:15 PM
Replies: 2,947
Views: 156,844
Posted By Bob001
Here's a question: Why haven't some of the...

Here's a question: Why haven't some of the officials falsely accused of vote fraud by Trump, Giuliani and others sued for defamation? Today's testimony by an election worker whose life was turned...
Forum: Trials and Errors 20th June 2022, 02:12 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,911
Posted By Bob001
What was the resolution? I would think two...

What was the resolution? I would think two different planes striking two different buildings at two different times would be two different events. But I'm not in the insurance industry.
Forum: Trials and Errors 19th June 2022, 11:28 AM
Replies: 1,804
Views: 111,817
Posted By Bob001
They pretty clearly wanted to make sure there was...

They pretty clearly wanted to make sure there was no repetition of the Jeffrey Epstein death. But they didn't necessarily handle it as well as they could have.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 18th June 2022, 08:52 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,500
Posted By Bob001
From the link: Also from the link: ...

From the link:


Also from the link:



I dunno how they can prosecute successfully if the alleged victim is a witness for the defense.
Forum: USA Politics 16th June 2022, 01:45 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 837
Posted By Bob001
A reason for inflation we don't think much about.

Shipping companies may be raising their charges exorbitantly just because they can.

https://www.propublica.org/article/ocean-freight-shipping-costs-inflation
Forum: USA Politics 16th June 2022, 11:02 AM
Replies: 2,947
Views: 156,844
Posted By Bob001
Sounds like he's trying to be precise, choosing...

Sounds like he's trying to be precise, choosing his words carefully, maybe too carefully.
Forum: USA Politics 16th June 2022, 11:01 AM
Replies: 2,947
Views: 156,844
Posted By Bob001
I don't agree. Trump's lies took hold in part...

I don't agree. Trump's lies took hold in part because there were no prominent Repubs pushing back. What Trump was claiming was nonsense, but people around him weren't saying so. If respected...
Forum: USA Politics 16th June 2022, 10:30 AM
Replies: 2,947
Views: 156,844
Posted By Bob001
The difference is that Barr and some other top...

The difference is that Barr and some other top officials had already resigned, and after the election everyone who worked for Trump knew they would be out in a matter of weeks. Barr, in particular,...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 14th June 2022, 04:10 PM
Replies: 863
Views: 32,622
Posted By Bob001
Maybe. Depends on the terms. But we'll never know.

Maybe. Depends on the terms. But we'll never know.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 14th June 2022, 03:51 PM
Replies: 863
Views: 32,622
Posted By Bob001
The Post provided the outlet and wrote the...

The Post provided the outlet and wrote the headline at issue. It would have been equally right and proper to sue the publisher. In the UK Depp sued the Sun's owner and its editor. But Depp had the...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 14th June 2022, 03:42 PM
Replies: 863
Views: 32,622
Posted By Bob001
She was found liable for three sentences in one...

She was found liable for three sentences in one column. What specifically did she say in the interview? It's a civil matter. If Depp doesn't like something she said, he can sue her again. But he...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 14th June 2022, 01:10 PM
Replies: 863
Views: 32,622
Posted By Bob001
Why do you maintain such deep hostility to the...

Why do you maintain such deep hostility to the mainstream media? And in this particular case, we don't know whether the Post would have been responsible because Depp didn't give it a chance to...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 13th June 2022, 11:37 PM
Replies: 863
Views: 32,622
Posted By Bob001
As I understand it, Depp was especially agitated...

As I understand it, Depp was especially agitated about the headline, which he felt implied that he had committed "sexual violence," not something Heard had accused him of in her column or elsewhere....
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 13th June 2022, 02:24 PM
Replies: 863
Views: 32,622
Posted By Bob001
If Depp had demanded and gotten a retraction or...

If Depp had demanded and gotten a retraction or correction from the Post, there would have been no need to sue anybody -- if the column was really the issue.




Sure I do. It was about Depp...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 13th June 2022, 11:43 AM
Replies: 863
Views: 32,622
Posted By Bob001
If the correction or explanation was placed as...

If the correction or explanation was placed as prominently as the original column, or was attached to the column, which is the usual practice on-line, that would be sufficient legally and ethically....
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 13th June 2022, 11:24 AM
Replies: 863
Views: 32,622
Posted By Bob001
What I really believe is that this case should...

What I really believe is that this case should never have gotten to court. If Depp was genuinely and sincerely aggrieved about a column that never named or described him, he should first have...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 12th June 2022, 03:32 PM
Replies: 863
Views: 32,622
Posted By Bob001
You keep insisting that "true but defamatory...

You keep insisting that "true but defamatory anyway" is a real thing. I didn't say it applies in this case. I'm not sure it applies anywhere.

And I did say Heard sabotaged her own case. Whatever...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 12th June 2022, 12:51 PM
Replies: 863
Views: 32,622
Posted By Bob001
The jury was pretty obviously responding to...

The jury was pretty obviously responding to Heard's over-the-top testimony, and may well have been influenced by extensive social media coverage, from which jurors and their families and friends were...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 10th June 2022, 11:14 AM
Replies: 1,199
Views: 37,342
Posted By Bob001
Putin thinks he's Peter the Great. ...

Putin thinks he's Peter the Great.
...
Forum: USA Politics 10th June 2022, 11:05 AM
Replies: 2,947
Views: 156,844
Posted By Bob001
What's your notion of partisan? Cheney has been...

What's your notion of partisan? Cheney has been about as rabidly right-wing as anyone can be all her life. But she's not a demented liar. It's not partisan to pursue the truth about an attempt to...
Forum: Trials and Errors 10th June 2022, 11:00 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,911
Posted By Bob001
There are other reports that say exactly that....

There are other reports that say exactly that. GEICO didn't take the action seriously because it didn't imagine it could lose.
...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 9th June 2022, 07:34 PM
Replies: 863
Views: 32,622
Posted By Bob001
I just don't agree that it's as clear as you seem...

I just don't agree that it's as clear as you seem to think. The first sentence at issue was the headline writer's summary of the entire column, in which Heard referred to abuse going back to...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 9th June 2022, 04:05 PM
Replies: 1,929
Views: 32,371
Posted By Bob001
Not to digress too far, but by numerous accounts...

Not to digress too far, but by numerous accounts bear spray is generally considered more effective and easier to use.
https://bear.org/spray-more-effective-than-guns-against-bears-study/...
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