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[-] [email protected] 12 points 2 months ago

SCOTUS has crossed out Section Three with a Sharpie.

Kagan, Sotomayor, and Jackson wrongly depended on "b-b-but it would be a patchwork!" Every state already has different rules - set by the state - to determine ballot qualification for Presidential candidates. Just because Colorado (and Maine and Illinois) have determined that Trump is not qualified to be on their state's ballots, does not oblige any other state to disqualify.

States are responsible for handling elections. This ruling very clearly ignores that constitutional provision. I would love nothing more for Colorado (or Maine or Illinois) to still keep Trump off of their ballot, saying "Make me."

[-] [email protected] 3 points 2 months ago

A few days ago, I'd sent you a note to volunteer to assist with any non-development "stuff" that I could take off your plate. That stands.

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submitted 2 months ago* (last edited 2 months ago) by [email protected] to c/[email protected]

In order to maintain availability going forward, I have created https://fedia.io/m/OriginalDocuments

kbin.social has been experiencing regular outages and an increase in spam accounts. While I hope that kbin succeeds in the long term, I feel that this is the correct decision right now.

[-] [email protected] 4 points 2 months ago

Home Depot, many many years ago (20+), used to hire people who were experts to work departments. Best Buy used to have concierge experts to help you with phone, camera, electronics purchases. I really wish that stores would do that again. The only differences between stores that sell the same items now are price and availability. Actually focusing on service would easily set a store apart.

[-] [email protected] 3 points 2 months ago

That's just God telling you to go to the bad gateway.

[-] [email protected] 2 points 2 months ago

WFH, desk job, multiple monitors, remain sitting at the desk after work because fuck outside.

[-] [email protected] 2 points 2 months ago

THERE'S A DONUT SHORTAGE IN INDIANA??!

I'll airlift some in, you can price gouge them, we'll split the profits.

[-] [email protected] 1 points 2 months ago

I can only hope it was with a side of fava beans and a nice Chianti.

[-] [email protected] 8 points 2 months ago

I'm sure that by "outsiders" you mean "people who go outside," and I agree.

[-] [email protected] -1 points 2 months ago

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neoliberalism

Because you clearly do not know what that term means.

[-] [email protected] 1 points 2 months ago
[-] [email protected] 7 points 2 months ago

We are immigrants who didn’t grow up here, so we have no idea what’s normal and what’s not.

I'm not sure where you're from or where you are, but considering how this is escalating, I don't think it matters.

I would actually take this to the school administration - principal and counselor(s) - and not to the specific teacher. A second grade teacher may not have the experience necessary to handle it properly, but the administration would. And you don't have to bring it as "I want you to do something about this." Present it as "This is definitely something you should be aware of," at least in your first conversation with them.

[-] [email protected] 1 points 2 months ago

/s definitely means serious.

/s

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submitted 2 months ago by [email protected] to c/[email protected]

Excerpt:

To protect the integrity of this criminal proceeding and avoid prejudice to the jury, the People respectfully request that this Court issue a narrowly tailored order restricting certain prejudicial extrajudicial statements by defendant. The legal authority for such an order is wellestablished. And the need for such protection is compelling. Defendant has a long history of making public and inflammatory remarks about the participants in various judicial proceedings against him, including jurors, witnesses, lawyers, and court staff. Those remarks, as well as the inevitable reactions they incite from defendant’s followers and allies, pose a significant and imminent threat to the orderly administration of this criminal proceeding and a substantial likelihood of causing material prejudice. For these reasons, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit recently upheld restrictions on defendant’s extrajudicial speech that are essentially identical to the ones requested by the People here. This Court should accordingly grant the narrowly tailored protective measures sought here.

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submitted 3 months ago by [email protected] to c/[email protected]

Excerpt:

This Court has long held that unborn children are "children" for purposes of Alabama's Wrongful Death of a Minor Act, § 6-5-391, Ala. Code 1975, a statute that allows parents of a deceased child to recover punitive damages for their child's death. The central question presented in these consolidated appeals, which involve the death of embryos kept in a cryogenic nursery, is whether the Act contains an unwritten exception to that rule for extrauterine children -- that is, unborn children who are located outside of a biological uterus at the time they are killed. Under existing black-letter law, the answer to that question is no: the Wrongful Death of a Minor Act applies to all unborn children, regardless of their location.

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submitted 3 months ago* (last edited 3 months ago) by [email protected] to c/[email protected]

Summary:

Donald Trump and entities he controls own many valuable properties, including office buildings, hotels, and golf courses. Acquiring and developing such properties required huge amounts of cash. Accordingly, the entities borrowed from banks and other lenders. The lenders required personal guarantees from Donald Trump, which were based on statements of financial condition compiled by accountants that Donald Trump engaged. The accountants created these “compilations” based on data submitted by the Trump entities. In order to borrow more and at lower rates, defendants submitted blatantly false financial data to the accountants, resulting in fraudulent financial statements. When confronted at trial with the statements, defendants’ fact and expert witnesses simply denied reality, and defendants failed to accept responsibility or to impose internal controls to prevent future recurrences. As detailed herein, this Court now finds defendants liable, continues the appointment of an Independent Monitor, orders the installation of an Independent Director of Compliance, and limits defendants’ right to conduct business in New York for a few years.

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submitted 3 months ago by [email protected] to c/[email protected]

Jack Smith's response to SCOTUS regarding Trump's request for a continued stay of the DC election interferece case pending appeal on the question of presidential immunity.

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submitted 3 months ago by [email protected] to c/[email protected]

U.S. Supreme Court Oral Argument: Trump v. Anderson, a case concerning former President Trump’s appeal of a Colorado Supreme Court’s decision ruling him ineligible to be on the state’s presidential election ballot – LIVE at 10am ET [2/8/2024] on C-SPAN

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submitted 3 months ago by [email protected] to c/cars

TIL GM and Ford built vehicles for the Nazis during WWII

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submitted 3 months ago by [email protected] to c/[email protected]

Excerpt:

Since then [certification of Joe Biden as the winner of the 2020 presaidential election], hundreds of people who breached the Capitol on January 6, 2021, have been prosecuted and imprisoned. And on August 1, 2023, in Washington, D.C., former President Trump was charged in a four-count Indictment as a result of his actions challenging the election results and interfering with the sequence set forth in the Constitution for the transfer of power from one President to the next. Former President Trump moved to dismiss the Indictment and the district court denied his motion. Today, we affirm the denial. For the purpose of this criminal case, former President Trump has become citizen Trump, with all of the defenses of any other criminal defendant. But any executive immunity that may have protected him while he served as President no longer protects him against this prosecution.

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submitted 3 months ago by [email protected] to c/casualconversation

In order for groups to function, the people that make them up have to operate in a sufficiently shared reality. The best one of those to operate in is, of course, actual reality. The more you deviate from that, the less cohesive your organization is.

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submitted 3 months ago by [email protected] to c/casualconversation

Yesterday, I made bad decisions. I may make bad decisions tomorrow. But today, I made a decision that was slightly better than it could have been, and I’m calling that a win.

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submitted 4 months ago* (last edited 4 months ago) by [email protected] to c/showerthoughts

And vice versa.

And also "shower."

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