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Post by Witness » Wed Oct 16, 2019 7:16 pm

After 184 years, Cherokees seek House delegate seat promised in treaty

Move poses technical and moral questions, including whether Cherokees would get ‘super vote’

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Kim Teehee was an intern combing through dusty archives when she first learned of a largely forgotten agreement between her Cherokee tribe and the federal government.

More than 25 years later, that document has placed Teehee at the center of a historic reckoning of the way Congress treats Native Americans, while raising questions about what representation in Washington really means.

It was a treaty, ratified by the Senate and signed by President Andrew Jackson in 1835, granting the Cherokee Nation a delegate to Congress.

Teehee was named to that post in September by the tribe’s chief, Chuck Hoskin Jr. The move set off a series of technical and moral questions for leaders in Congress, who are now tasked with determining whether — and how — to allow her to take her seat.
https://www.rollcall.com/news/congress/ ... sed-treaty for the rest.

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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Wed Oct 16, 2019 8:27 pm

I gather she is not simply a member of congress from Oklahoma.
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Post by Witness » Thu Oct 17, 2019 9:58 pm

Phoenix Police 'United in Christ' Event Sparks Backlash

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"UNITED IN CHRIST A CALL TO PRAYER," reads a peculiar flyer that advertises a Christian vigil and shows Phoenix Chief Jeri Williams and other officers with their heads bowed and hands folded. The police-themed vigil, apparently featuring Chief Williams, was set to be held Friday, October 4, outside Phoenix City Council Chambers.

But the event is being put off after the American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona argued that the Constitution prohibits government agencies from holding such prayer services. A newsletter promoting the event indicates that this isn't the first Phoenix police-led prayer vigil, but the sixth.

The event is being promoted and organized by BridgeBuilders International Leadership Network, a Glendale-based organization whose mission is to "foster God honoring relationships that mobilize the body of Christ."
https://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/news/ph ... s-11367261

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Post by WildCat » Sat Oct 19, 2019 2:54 am

Do you have questions about God?

you sniveling little right-wing nutter - jj

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Post by sparks » Sat Oct 19, 2019 2:59 am

Re: United In Christ--

That's fuggin' great. They believe in Sky Daddy and they're packing heat.

Doomed I tell ya!!!
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Post by Fid » Sat Oct 19, 2019 5:18 am

...mobilize the body of Christ.
What an odd phrase. Were they thinking bicycles?
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Post by sparks » Sat Oct 19, 2019 8:56 am

More like 'mobilize a rotten brain'.
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Post by Pyrrho » Sat Oct 19, 2019 6:18 pm

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Post by WildCat » Sun Oct 20, 2019 2:16 am

Pyrrho wrote:
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What Democrat stronghold is that?
Do you have questions about God?

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Post by solely » Sun Oct 20, 2019 2:56 am

I was thinking Detroit, but the spelling was correct.

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Post by Rob Lister » Tue Oct 22, 2019 8:27 am

That should have been in the Fashion Tread.

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Post by Witness » Wed Oct 23, 2019 1:21 am

Fashion?

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Post by Witness » Thu Oct 24, 2019 3:31 am

Colorado abortion rates keep declining. Free IUDs and easier access to the pill are the reason.

Health officials say Colorado has made huge progress in access to birth control in recent years

Abortion rates have dropped again in Colorado, and health authorities are crediting increased access to birth control statewide.

Pharmacists have written thousands of prescriptions for the birth control pill since 2017, when Colorado became only the third state in the nation to allow women to get prescriptions for oral contraceptives at the pharmacy instead of only from a doctor.

State and federal dollars are funding free and low-cost IUDs — intrauterine devices that prevent pregnancy for five years or more — for low-income women and teens who visit community health clinics across the state.

Another contributing factor: the so-called morning-after pill has been available over the counter at Colorado pharmacies since 2013.

“The goal has always been access,” said Gina Moore, assistant dean for clinical and professional affairs at the University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy. “We are just really pleased.”

Nationwide, the number and rate of abortions have declined to the lowest levels since abortion became legal in 1973, according to the latest report from the Guttmacher Institute, which tracks abortion across the country. In Colorado, there were 12,390 abortions in 2017, the most recent year included in the report released this fall. That compares with 14,710 abortions in 2011.

Not all of those abortions were for Colorado women. An unknown number of women traveled from other states to have abortions here. Regardless, there was a 10% drop in the abortion rate for Colorado from 2014 to 2017 — that is 12.1 abortions per 1,000 women in 2014, compared with 10.9 abortions per 1,000 women in 2017.
https://coloradosun.com/2019/10/21/colo ... he-reason/

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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Thu Oct 24, 2019 12:20 pm

Witness wrote:
Thu Oct 24, 2019 3:31 am
Colorado abortion rates keep declining. Free IUDs and easier access to the pill are the reason. ...
Which is the way it was supposed to work ("safe legal and rare") before things got crazy.

A hopeful sign I hope? :)
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Post by Witness » Thu Oct 24, 2019 10:16 pm

↑ Exactly. One ounce of prevention… (And fuck the cockroaches and their bronze age rules.)

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Post by Witness » Fri Oct 25, 2019 12:35 am

Majority of Americans Want to Scrap First Amendment, Polling Finds

New Campaign For Free Speech polling results demonstrate just how vulnerable free speech protections are in the United States.

CFS polling results show:
  • 51% of Americans think the First Amendment is outdated and should be rewritten. The First Amendment protects your right to free speech, free assembly, and freedom of religion, among other things.
  • 48% believe “hate speech” should be illegal. (“Hate speech” is not defined—we left it up to the individual participant.) Of those, about half think the punishment for “hate speech” should include possible jail time, while the rest think it should just be a ticket and a fine.
  • 80% don’t actually know what the First Amendment really protects. Those polled believed this statement is true: “The First Amendment allows anyone to say their opinion no matter what, and they are protected by law from any consequences of saying those thoughts or opinions.”
https://www.campaignforfreespeech.org/f ... ing-finds/

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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Fri Oct 25, 2019 12:45 am

Certainly it is what a faction of the ruling class wants, but I don't trust polls.

Whereas the other faction likes the current legal regime while disrespecting it.
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Post by Witness » Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:48 pm

U.S. Military Could Collapse Within 20 Years Due to Climate Change, Report Commissioned By Pentagon Says

The report says a combination of global starvation, war, disease, drought, and a fragile power grid could have cascading, devastating effects.

According to a new U.S. Army report, Americans could face a horrifically grim future from climate change involving blackouts, disease, thirst, starvation and war. The study found that the US military itself might also collapse. This could all happen over the next two decades, the report notes.

The senior US government officials who wrote the report are from several key agencies including the Army, Defense Intelligence Agency, and NASA. The study called on the Pentagon to urgently prepare for the possibility that domestic power, water, and food systems might collapse due to the impacts of climate change as we near mid-century.

The report was commissioned by General Mark Milley, Trump's new chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, making him the highest-ranking military officer in the country (the report also puts him at odds with Trump, who does not take climate change seriously.)

The report, titled Implications of Climate Change for the U.S. Army, was launched by the U.S. Army War College in partnership with NASA in May at the Wilson Center in Washington DC. The report was commissioned by Gen. Milley during his previous role as the Army’s Chief of Staff. It was made publicly available in August via the Center for Climate and Security, but didn't get a lot of attention at the time.
https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/mbmk ... tagon-says

The report, if somebody cares: https://climateandsecurity.files.wordpr ... e_2019.pdf