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  1. sologdin

    U.S. Politics: Gar Nicht Trump's Traumschiff!

    kal-- i like your assessment. am suspicious of the vilification of the most wealthy to the same extent as of the glorification of same. even the most wealthy human persons are as yet simply individuated persons, who have acted in accordance with the rule of the actual 'existential threat' inherent in capitalism (which arises less from taxation itself than from the aggregate of all expenditures), each individually irrelevant in comparison to the processes involved, in both quantitative and qualitative terms. a mere tax on the assets of those owning more than a specific arbitrary threshold, if enforceable, leaves in place the mechanisms of domination concomitant with surplus extraction that is the principal objection lodged by my politics.
  2. sologdin

    Literature Of Old: Plutarch, Appian, Herodotus

    here's a goat on a cheese grater. maybe the bottom position in the phrase in question mimics this posture?
  3. sologdin

    U.S. Politics: Gar Nicht Trump's Traumschiff!

    These lunatics are an existential threat not sure why there is a need to dismiss opponents as mentally disordered. and of course the notion that they are an existential threat, aside from the exaggeration, is an ad consequentiam fallacy.
  4. sologdin

    U.S. Politics: Gar Nicht Trump's Traumschiff!

    Why around these dates for Louisiana? it's anti-federalism. it worked out well yesterday, at least. i thought rispone was a poe's law joke when i first read about him. he sent us a love letter in new orleans: that was received similar to trump's presentation. i guess that means the republicans will only run with onion article candidates now.
  5. sologdin

    International Thread 3

    right. the referendum is one thing, the ruling of the constitutional court quite another. i think MAS should've retired him into elder statesperson status and run someone else.
  6. sologdin

    International Thread 3

    in the 80s they had the cocaine coup and escaped NSDAP war criminals; now they have elon musk.
  7. sologdin

    U.S. Politics: Attaquer son cul orange!

    convince Erdogan not to take Ivanka or Baron back as hostages
  8. sologdin

    Name for decorator frosting

    greek for 'piping' is probably phallos.
  9. sologdin

    International Thread 3

    breaching the term limit and shouldn't be running this is incorrect, as per the case law there--though as a practical matter he could've made it easier by passing the torch. salient editorial here, wherein it is revealed inter alia that the interim adminstration is a real peach:
  10. sologdin

    U.S. Politics: Attaquer son cul orange!

    not knowing the identity of the whistleblower is it fair to say that the whistleblower is irrelevant now that there are witnesses under oath?
  11. sologdin

    U.S. Politics: Attaquer son cul orange!

    the plaintiff's theory and the procedural history are summarized in the petition for certiorari (NB: this is the petitioners' interpretation of what was alleged by the plaintiffs/respondents and what the courts below did with the case). this is further the petition that the US supreme court has denied. the state supreme court apparently reversed the lower state court's dismissal of a claim (i.e., on the pleadings alone) under the state unfair trade practices statute; the state supreme court seems to have ruled that one theory of recovery under this state statute is timely under state law. the US supreme court will not have cared about this issue. the state supreme court then went on to rule that the state unfair trade practices statute is an exception to the federal PLCAA (15 USC 7901 et seq.) that generally preempts claims against firearms manufacturers; the exception concerns statutes applicable to the sale of firearms (15 USC 7903(5)(A)(iii))--here, an allegation that the marketing is wrongful under the state statute. the petitioners agree with the state supreme court dissent that this general state UTP act is not specifically applicable to the sale of firearms, making a 'policy' argument that congress intended to immunize the firearms industry from this sort of claim--ignoring nevertheless that the PLCAA has an exception for "an action in which a manufacturer or seller of a qualified product knowingly violated a State or Federal statute applicable to the sale or marketing of the product, and the violation was a proximate cause of the harm for which relief is sought." i can see why this would be interesting to the US supreme court, though it is not obviously something that should be dismissed. This is a win for gun control advocates--but it is not unequivocal--it is merely the declination of the high court to hear this initial appeal at the motion to dismiss stage; the defendants can appeal later at the summary judgment stage and the post-trial stage. it is accordingly difficult to draw any inferences.
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    Rothfuss XV: Move along, nothing to see here

    am jittery with anticipation of having the tenth-anniversary gilded illustrated signed limited editions of each book before their respective sequels.
  13. sologdin

    Name for decorator frosting

    creme ganache, fondant, royal? anyone think that this account is a rogue AI that escaped the matrix and has requested asylum in the board while trying to assimilate as though nothing were amiss, albeit slightly unsuccessfully?
  14. sologdin

    Literature Of Old: Plutarch, Appian, Herodotus

    seconded, the procopius secret history. what's also very good times, in a similar way, but just way more dubious, is the anonymous historia augusta.
  15. sologdin

    U.S. Politics: Attaquer son cul orange!

    we need to have a game plan that can work PoI-- that's quite correct. the first part of a plan is a reasonable diagnosis--here, recognizing that the right will fuck up the judiciary for the present, with however an understanding that it can be unfucked, as described, supra. because the parliamentary measures that i mentioned are the easiest fixes, i'm not sure why anyone would object to them--a politics of despair will be inappropriate for any response.
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