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Finally some movement on this issue.
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Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Sun Jul 12, 2020 11:43 pm
Finally some movement on this issue.
Could be a (positive) fallout of the protests & riots, some having realized that The Police™ isn't universally perceived as "dein Freund und Helfer". Nor does it act as such.

The line I highlighted (judges being unaware of the seriousness of what they prescribe) sounds like BS to me: they just don't give a fuck about little people having their door smashed in.

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Cops as friend and helper? What say it in German?

No so considered in my lifetime by anyone I know. But not necessarily outright enemy. More like necessary evil.
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Historical note: In the USA the "no knock" warrant began in the Nixon administration and was very controversial when it started.
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Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Mon Jul 13, 2020 1:32 am
Cops as friend and helper? What say it in German?
I was alluding to this:

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(Posted a variant in the "Foreign country" thread some time ago. Really, you should pay attention. :P )

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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.
https://www.pbs.org/newshour/health/fed ... tor-visits

We'll see if it lasts.

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Witness wrote:
Tue Jul 14, 2020 2:31 am
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.
I'm not gonna say you're off-topic, but ...

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judge theodore chuang

...you're really stretching it.

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Theodore, that's a good sturdy name for a judge.

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Rob Lister wrote:
Tue Jul 14, 2020 10:06 am
...you're really stretching it.
Not Murican enough to your taste, I gather?





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The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus.

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Appropriate. Bomb the fuck out of them, use their oil to feed the Umercan dream. Because Freedomz!!!
You can lead them to knowledge, but you can't make them think.

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The images are from the Library of Congress. There are some real gems in that collection.

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Clara's Beauty Salon, Jensen Drive, Houston, Texas (LOC)
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Dunno where to put that, so here it goes:


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Witness wrote:
Fri Jul 17, 2020 4:07 pm
Dunno where to put that, so here it goes:
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Witness wrote:
Fri Jul 17, 2020 4:07 pm
Dunno where to put that, so here it goes:

Oh yeah. Those guys.

Yes, the right thread for them. 8)
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oh really?

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Ooooooooh, how cute! I managed to trigger both of them! I'll award myself a :figamagee:

:lmao:

But now I have to leave as my pasta requires some delicate operations…

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Witness wrote:
Fri Jul 17, 2020 5:09 pm
But now I have to leave as my pasta requires some delicate operations…
A success. Delicious farfalle with a cheese sauce based on lovingly ripened roquefort and ground dried hot pepper bells. Yum! :)

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Witness wrote:
Sat Jul 18, 2020 2:45 am
Witness wrote:
Fri Jul 17, 2020 5:09 pm
But now I have to leave as my pasta requires some delicate operations…
A success. Delicious farfalle with a cheese sauce based on lovingly ripened roquefort and ground dried hot pepper bells. Yum! :)
I've done similar recently, except a less snooty variety of cheese [*].

But I used fresh peppers. :p

[*] No not Cheez Whiz dammit! :evil:

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oh really?