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  1. Water Protectors relatives and friends update

    I'm sure you have a far superior understanding of this case's facts and the United States' legal obligations thereto than the district court that denied the preliminary injunction.
  2. Water Protectors relatives and friends update

    Are you aware that the Court denied the preliminary injunction filed against the Army Corps of Engineers by the Standing Rock Sioux? In denying the preliminary injunction, the Court determined that Standing Rock Sioux were unlikely to prevail on the merits that the Army Corps of Engineers violated its legal obligations wrt permitting the DAPL.
  3. U.S. Politics: 2016 Election Goes To Overtime

    A recent Obama appointee, too! Thanks, Obama.
  4. US politics: Heil to the Chief :(

    Well, whether an individual has charisma is certainly a subjective determination by his or her audience. There were several prominent women during this campaign cycle: Hillary, Michelle Obama, Elizabeth Warren, and, to a lesser extent, Ivanka and Melania Trump. In my view, Warren, Obama, and Ivanka all exhibited a lot of charisma. Melania is too hard to tell due to her limited exposure and English language skills. Hillary had little to no charisma.
  5. US Politics: The Transition Continues

    Any violation of the Emoluments Clause is likely not justiciable under the political question doctrine. Impeachment would be the only remedy.
  6. US Politics: The Transition Continues

    Have you lived in a major (American) city? The guns come out when the stops lights go off.
  7. US Politics: The Transition Continues

    Clearly the latter statement qualifies the former. Aa far as the efficacy of a registry, I have my doubts.
  8. US Politics: The Transition Continues

    Got to love NBC's headline: "Reince Priebus on Muslim Registry: 'Not Going to Rule Out Anything'" Read the article and what do we see: "Look I'm not going to rule out anything," Priebus said. "We're not going to have a registry based on a religion. But what I think what we're trying to do is say that there are some people, certainly not all people... there are some people that are radicalized. And there are some people that have to be prevented from coming into this country." Like, seriously? NBC has always been shit but this is fake news level egregious. http://www.nbcnews.com/meet-the-press/priebus-muslim-registry-not-going-rule-out-anything-n686391
  9. Err, ok? Many, many unemployed and very low income individuals do qualify for Medicaid. Your particular situation, while unfortunate, does not change that fact.
  10. Uh, if someone is unemployed, they would almost certainly qualify for Medicaid, which would be far, far, preferable to ACA coverage. It's the low income people that will be shafted because they won't qualify for Medicaid.
  11. US Elections: Apocalypse Now

    So Obama earned a SCOTUS appointment because Scalia died? Seems like Republicans enduring the backlash for carrying through with the Biden Rule "earns" them an appointment more than a sitting justice simply dying.
  12. US Elections: Apocalypse Now

    Looks like Democrats are leaning towards Keith Ellison as next DNC Chair. This is the guy that compared Bush to Hitler and believes he caused 9/11. I guess Democrats believe the way to beat crazy is with crazy? Yikes.
  13. US Elections: Apocalypse Now

    There is another thread on the BDS movement at US universities from a few weeks ago where this discussion is more appropriate. In short, the pro-BDS crowd has harassed Jewish students, limited academic freedom of pro-Israeli or Israeli-born speakers, and attempted to delegitimize the very existence of Israel. BDS is simply the extension of centuries old hatred of Jewish people under the veneer of legitimate dissent. The practices of its adherents reveal its true purpose.
  14. US Elections: Apocalypse Now

    Try reading up on the anti-semitic BDS movement before dismissing it as simply opposition to "Netanyahu's government." BTW, must be hard for you to support the Patriots now knowing that their Dynasty has been led by a bunch of xenophobic, racist, misogynistic Trump supporters, eh?
  15. US Elections: Apocalypse Now

    It's a bit rich trying to lump the anti-semites in with Trump. Our left leaning universities have been a breeding ground of anti-semitism in the US for decades, most recently with the unquestionably anti-semitic BDS movement.