I was alluding to this:
(Posted a variant in the "Foreign country" thread some time ago. Really, you should pay attention. :P )
Federal judge rules women can get abortion pill without doctor visits
SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — A federal judge agreed Monday to suspend a rule that requires women during the COVID-19 pandemic to visit a hospital, clinic or medical office to obtain an abortion pill.
U.S. District Judge Theodore Chuang in Maryland concluded that the “in-person requirements” for patients seeking medication abortion care impose a “substantial obstacle” to abortion patients and are likely unconstitutional under the circumstances of the pandemic.
“Particularly in light of the limited timeframe during which a medication abortion or any abortion must occur, such infringement on the right to an abortion would constitute irreparable harm,” the judge wrote in his 80-page decision.
Chuang’s ruling will allow healthcare providers to arrange for mifepristone to be mailed or delivered to patients during the public health emergency declared by the secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved mifepristone to be used in combination with a second drug, misoprostol, to end an early pregnancy or manage a miscarriage.
“By causing certain patients to decide between forgoing or substantially delaying abortion care, or risking exposure to COVID-19 for themselves, their children, and family members, the In-Person Requirements present a serious burden to many abortion patients,” Chuang wrote.
I'm not gonna say you're off-topic, but ...Witness wrote: ↑Tue Jul 14, 2020 2:31 amU.S. District Judge Theodore Chuang in Maryland concluded that the “in-person requirements” for patients seeking medication abortion care impose a “substantial obstacle” to abortion patients and are likely unconstitutional under the circumstances of the pandemic.
Clara's Beauty Salon, Jensen Drive, Houston, Texas (LOC)
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Clara's Beauty Salon, Jensen Drive, Houston, Texas
Mozzarella1 makes for a nice refreshing entremets; once heated you're left with just a bland blob of fat (some salt added). No wonder Italians use grana padano or parmigiano on their pasta. If you don't like the pungency of roquefort you can try gorgonzola. And on pizza even Swiss cheeses like gruyère (but a good one) or sbrinz:
You cannot have Wisconsin Gorgonzola. Pandering to European culture as usual. Cut those apron strings.Abdul Alhazred wrote: ↑Sun Jul 19, 2020 1:08 am I happen to have some Bel Gioioso brand Wisconsin Gorgonzola on hand right now, but I didn't think to put it on pasta. 8)
I suppose Wisconsin Gorgonzola is illegal in Italy (or maybe the whole EU), but not worth smuggling (unlike some illegal substances). :BigGrin3:
EH. Different feed, different animals. Not difficult. Not the same product.
Not really. Its its name, and it's from the region where it's madeIt's just economic protectionism. So fuk'm.
Fucking held Abdul. That's a level of cynical hatred. Of both Europe and Muslims. Wow. Didnt expect that.After Europe goes Muslim it will only be in America that one will find these things. :p
I see the cynicism, the hatred; not so much. You guys share a hottube of hyperbole. Stop making bubbles.
U.S. gunmaker Remington files for bankruptcy again
(Reuters) - Remington Arms Co on Monday filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection for the second time in two years as the U.S. gunmaker faced financial troubles partly because some retailers placed restrictions on gun sales after school shootings.
The gunmaker has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in U.S. Bankruptcy court for Northern District of Alabama, according to the court filing.
In the filing, the company listed its assets and liabilities both in the range of $100 million to $500 million.
The gunmaker has filed for bankruptcy before in 2018 after sales faltered and the company had trouble meeting requirements of its lenders. It exited bankruptcy protection the same year under the ownership of its creditors.
U.S. retailers have placed restrictions on gun sales after school shootings, hurting manufacturers such as Remington. A Remington Bushmaster rifle was used in the Sandy Hook elementary school shooting in Connecticut in 2012 that killed 20 children and six adults, making it central to debates over gun policy.
Remington has been trying to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the families of the victims related to the marketing of the company’s guns. It is scheduled to go on trial next year.
Northern California Esselen tribe regains ancestral land after 250 years
The tribe purchased the 1,200 acre ranch near Big Sur as part of a $4.5m deal and will use it for educational and cultural purposes
Two-hundred and fifty years after they were stripped of their ancestral homeland, the Esselen tribe of northern California is landless no more.
This week, the Esselen tribe finalized the purchase of a 1,200-acre ranch near Big Sur, along California’s north central coast, as part of a $4.5m acquisition that involved the state and an Oregon-based environmental group.
The deal will conserve old-growth redwoods and endangered wildlife such as the California condor and red-legged frog, as well as protect the Little Sur River, an important spawning stream for the imperiled steelhead trout.
Tribal leaders say they’ll use the land for educational and cultural purposes, building a sweat lodge and traditional village in view of Pico Blanco peak, the center of the tribe’s origin story.
Nearly 250 years ago, Spanish soldiers built a military outpost in Monterey and Franciscan padres founded missions in nearby settlements – places where tribal members were brought to be baptized and converted to Catholicism. By the early 1800s, nearly all of the remaining tribe had been decimated by disease and death. Esselen tribal members were stripped of their land, language and culture.
Since the 1950s the property, known as Rancho Aguila, had been owned by Axel Adler, a Swedish immigrant. After his death in 2004, his family put it up for sale for $15m. After years-long negotiations, the Western Rivers Conservancy, a Portland-based environmental group, etched a deal to purchase the land and hand it over to the US Forest Service.
Working on behalf of the tribe, the conservancy secured a $4.5m grant from the California Natural Resources Agency to cover the land purchase and studies of the area.
Hard to nail down exactly, but the land makes up about 2 square miles
Since it's not federal land, and not state land, it's private land. I assume they'll pay property taxes. Perhaps they'll incorporate as a 401c. Nothing prevents them from continuing their petition for federal recognition but it's a littlle like trying to pick up a cigarette ash with your fingers; there's hardly anything really there, there.About 460 individuals have identified themselves as descendants of the original Esselen people and banded together to form a tribe. The Department of the Interior has set aside 45 acres (18 ha) of Fort Ord that the tribe can use to build a cultural center and museum. But they must first obtain federal recognition.
The tribe was briefly formally identified as a tribe by Helen Hunt Jackson, an Indian Affairs agent, in 1883. It was also identified on official Indian census rolls, maps, and in a land-rights petition sent to President Theodore Roosevelt. But in 1899, anthropologist Alfred Kroeber declared that the tribe was extinct because most tribal members had intermarried, taken Spanish names, and converted to Catholicism.
n 2010 the Esselen Nation petitioned the federal government for recognition as a tribe. The Bureau of Indian Affairs says the tribe does not meet the formal criteria used to recognize a tribe.