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Thursday, 20 December 2018

Federal court says NY ban on nunchucks unconstitutional

quote [ NEW YORK (AP) — A 1974 New York state ban on nunchucks that was put into place over fears that youth inspired by martial arts movies would create widespread mayhem is unconstitutional under the Second Amendment, a federal court has ruled. Judge Pamela Chen issued her ruling Friday in a Brooklyn federal court on the martial arts weapon made famous by Bruce Lee. ]

For those of you upset you lost bump stocks, here is something the 2 amendment just won you back. extended article by the NYT below because they have a limit on monthly views.

[SFW] [politics] [+4]
[by biblebeltdrunk@12:46amGMT] [11 comments]

Saturday, 10 November 2018

Girl Scouts Of The USA Files Suit Against Boy Scouts Of America

quote [ The girls' leadership development organization is accusing the Boy Scouts of trademark infringement, after it started admitting girls as well as boys. ]

Searching twitter for a witty comments reminded me how trash twitter is on any gender topic.
[SFW] [politics] [+2]
[by biblebeltdrunk@1:28amGMT] [2 comments]

Wednesday, 7 November 2018

Trump fires Attorney General Jeff Sessions, names Matthew Whitaker as interim replacement

quote [ President Donald Trump fired Attorney General Jeff Sessions after a year-long public shaming campaign that has raised questions about whether the president improperly interfered with the Justice Department’s inquiry into Russian meddling in the 2016 election. ]

Related, new term presidential harassment is in the news.
[SFW] [politics] [+3]
[by biblebeltdrunk@8:10pmGMT] [33 comments]

Friday, 17 August 2018

The Satanic Temple Is in a schism over the use of a lawyer with Alt-Right Clients.

quote [ "In January, Lucien Greaves of the Satanic Temple announced that he was considering a lawsuit against Twitter on religious discrimination grounds. In the intervening months, the decision to sue Twitter has grown into part of a controversy that’s engulfed the organization and recently led one of the Temple’s major chapters, the Satanic Temple Los Angeles, to leave the group entirely. The breaking point..." "Marc Randazza, a First Amendment lawyer who currently represents a major neo-Nazi publisher, several key alt-right figures, and Alex Jones." ]

Randazza offered to work the case pro bono, and has experience with twitter. However, there has been conflict over his other clients. Portland mentioning proud boys and patriot prayer as spurring them to action.

[SFW] [religion & spirituality] [+2]
[by biblebeltdrunk@6:02amGMT] [12 comments]

Wednesday, 25 July 2018

Court records reveal use of force “fight club” competition at El Paso County Jail

quote [ Wearing a tiara and posing for a camera, El Paso County sheriff’s Deputy Sandra Rincon smiled next to a cake with two candles on top displaying the number 50. ]

Opinion piece on Libertarians I liked but didn't think would get interest as a full post in ext.

[SFW] [dystopian violence] [+2 WTF]
[by biblebeltdrunk@12:12amGMT] [3 comments]

Friday, 20 July 2018

It Is Legal For Kids To Work On Tobacco Farms, But It Can Make Them Sick

quote [ Advocates say that gaps in federal regulations leave child workers vulnerable to the health risks of nicotine and pesticide exposure. Labor laws allow larger farms to hire kids as young as 12. ]

"In 2015, Human Rights Watch interviewed 33 children, ages 13 to 17, who worked on tobacco farms in North Carolina. Nearly all of the children interviewed described experiencing symptoms of nausea, vomiting, headaches, dizziness, skin irritation or respiratory symptoms either during or after work."
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+6 WTF]
[by biblebeltdrunk@4:46pmGMT] [3 comments]

Wednesday, 18 July 2018

French Butchers Ask For Protection After Threats From Militant Vegans

quote [ Butchers are an integral part of French life, and are known for carefully sourcing their meat. But now some are being targeted by extreme vegans who use vandalism to draw attention to their cause. ]

Foobar was concerned about militant vegans. I think this fits that description more.
[SFW] [food & drink] [+2 Informative]
[by biblebeltdrunk@8:52pmGMT] [11 comments]

Thursday, 12 July 2018

How the current heatwave is providing unprecedented opportunities for archaeologists

quote [ Gold-rush style excitement as researchers scramble into aircraft and fly drones to find the outlines of previously hidden remains before the rain makes them disappear again ]

Soil science, the softest of the hard sciences.
[SFW] [history] [+4]
[by biblebeltdrunk@4:56pmGMT] [0 comments]

Thursday, 5 July 2018

Polish Supreme Court Head Defies Ruling Party As Crisis Deepens

quote [ Malgorzata Gersdorf is rejecting a shake-up by the right-wing government that is aimed at forcing her and other top judges to retire. The government's move is straining its relations with the EU. ]

“What will happen is what I predicted at the very beginning: There will be a civil war. There’s nothing we can do about it,” he said. “This is the path of civil war. I’d like to avoid it.” - Lech Walesa, former President of Poland.

Constitutional crises, not just for america.
[SFW] [politics] [+3 WTF]
[by biblebeltdrunk@10:38pmGMT] [3 comments]

Cops Are Telling Paramedics To Inject Arrestees With Ketamine. Worse, EMS Crews Are Actually Doing It.

quote [ Body camera footage from one case showed a woman, after being Maced by police, asking for an asthma pump, the draft report said.

Instead, a paramedic gave her an injection of ketamine.

“If she was having an asthma attack, giving ketamine actually helps patients and we’re doing a study for agitation anyway so I had to give her ketamine,” the unnamed paramedic told a police officer, according to the report. ]

Allowing police to "prescribe" sedatives to compliant people already in custody is problematic enough. Not captured in the title however, is that ems teams are automatically using the cops arrest as assumed consent for a study on the drug, even if they requested another medical option.
[SFW] [politics] [+10 WTF]
[by biblebeltdrunk@1:50pmGMT] [11 comments]

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