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Re: 'Murica

Post by Anaxagoras » Wed Dec 12, 2018 10:32 pm

Giz wrote:
Wed Dec 12, 2018 1:44 pm
Is cursive a thing in kanji?
It is. My MIL does Japanese calligraphy.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cursive_s ... East_Asia)
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Post by Anaxagoras » Thu Dec 13, 2018 3:51 am

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Post by Witness » Fri Dec 14, 2018 4:14 am

Federal judge rules Mass. law prohibiting secret audio recording of police, government officials is unconstitutional

A federal court judge Monday ruled a Massachusetts General Law prohibiting the secret audio recording of police or government officials is unconstitutional.

Chief United States District Judge Patti B. Saris made the ruling on two similar cases -- one involving two Jamaica Plain residents who frequently record police officers and a second case involving Project Veritas, the undercover organization founded by conservative political activist James O'Keefe.

Both cases involved defendants who had not secretly recorded police but claimed that the Suffolk District Attorney's office and the Boston Police Department were interpreting state law in such a way that was preventing them from doing so without the risk of legal repercussions.

Project Veritas argued it was being prevented from conducting the secret video recordings that are the bread and butter of its video reports here in Massachusetts due to the state's interpretation of the law, which would make such recordings illegal.

The defendants in the cases are Suffolk District Attorney Daniel Conley and Boston Police Commissioner William Gross.
https://www.masslive.com/news/boston/in ... law_p.html

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Post by Anaxagoras » Fri Dec 14, 2018 6:10 am

Good.
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Post by Witness » Sat Dec 15, 2018 12:12 am

NJ Transit to Trump: Hey, where’s that $300M you owe us for Sandy damage?

WASHINGTON — The Federal Emergency Management Agency is refusing to come up with almost $300 million that New Jersey Transit and state officials said the commuter rail system is owed to pay for damages caused by Hurricane Sandy.

The dispute has reached the desk of FEMA Administrator Brock Long, whose agency twice has rejected requests to provide federal funds that U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez said the transit system is entitled to under legislation he wrote years earlier as chairman of the Senate mass transit subcommittee.

“I’ve seen a lot of crazy things by FEMA,” Menendez, D-N.J., said in an interview. "This is one of the most absurd things.”

If FEMA rejects the final appeal, the parties could wind up in court, further delaying payments to a public transportation system that has been underfunded for years.

The federal funds are "critical to restoring parts of our infrastructure damaged due to Superstorm Sandy,” said Matthew Saidel, a spokesman for Gov. Phil Murphy.
https://www.nj.com/politics/2018/12/nj- ... amage.html

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Post by Witness » Thu Dec 20, 2018 3:15 am

Senate unanimously approves bill to make lynching a federal hate crime

After nearly 100 years of failed attempts, the Senate on Wednesday unanimously approved legislation to make lynching a federal crime.

Sponsored by the Senate’s three African American members, Kamala D. Harris (D-Calif.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Tim Scott (R-S.C.), the bill would ensure that lynching triggers an enhanced sentence under federal law like other hate crimes.

“This has been a long arc, a painful history and a shameful history in this body,” Booker, who has been mentioned as a possible 2020 presidential candidate, said on the Senate floor. “At the height of lynchings across this country affecting thousands of people, this body did not act to make that a federal crime. . . . At least now, the United States Senate has now acted. One hundred senators, no objections.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpos ... df130c0811

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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Thu Dec 20, 2018 10:04 am

Murder was already illegal in all 50 states + DC.
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Post by Witness » Thu Dec 20, 2018 5:03 pm

Abdul Alhazred wrote:
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Murder was already illegal in all 50 states + DC.
You don't say so! Illegal?!? :shock:


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Post by Witness » Sun Dec 23, 2018 2:53 am

Trump is metaphysically doomed:

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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sat Dec 29, 2018 11:13 pm

OK where? Belgium?
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Post by Witness » Sat Dec 29, 2018 11:20 pm

Abdul Alhazred wrote:
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OK where? Belgium?
Clerkenwell, England, ~ 2016.

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Post by Pyrrho » Tue Jan 01, 2019 6:52 am

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Post by Doctor X » Tue Jan 01, 2019 7:21 am

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Post by Witness » Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:46 am

Wyoming cat infected with bubonic plague

The health department recommended people avoid areas with rodents and use repellant when in areas with fleas.

A cat in Wyoming with plague is the third feline in the state in six months to contract the disease, according to health officials.

A Johnson County cat, known to wander outside near its home in Kaycee, was infected with bubonic plague, according to lab results from the University of Wyoming. The other two infected cats were in Sheridan and Campbell counties.

The cat recovered, according to a spokeswoman for the Wyoming Department of Health.

The last time a human in Wyoming contracted the plague was in 2008, one of six cases since 1978, a health department statement said. Animals and fleas from animals can pass the plague on to humans, according to the department of health. About seven humans a year get the plague in the U.S.
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Re: 'Murica

Post by Anaxagoras » Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:31 am

Have we acquired immunity to the plague? Apparently the plague isn't as effective as it used to be. Back in the middle ages.
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Post by Doctor X » Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:32 am

No, we have not.

We just control it better.

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Post by Rob Lister » Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:07 am

Anaxagoras wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:31 am
Have we acquired immunity to the plague? Apparently the plague isn't as effective as it used to be. Back in the middle ages.
CDC wrote:What is the death rate of plague?

In the pre-antibiotic era (1900 through 1941), mortality among those infected with plague in the United States was 66%. Antibiotics greatly reduced mortality, and by 1990-2010 overall mortality had decreased to 11%. Plague can still be fatal despite effective antibiotics, though it is lower for bubonic plague cases than for septicemic or pneumonic plague cases.

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Post by Witness » Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:05 am

Epidemiologic characteristics of human plague, United States, 1900–2012
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https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4285253/