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March 18th, 2019 at 10:21:44 AM permalink
Evenbob
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Quote: rxwine
gravediggers left an "underground void" that caused a sinkhole to form. Daughter sues.


$5 million? She'll never get it, she
wasn't physically injured, and
she's too old to be 'traumatized'
for life.
If you take a risk, you may lose. If you never take a risk, you will always lose.
March 18th, 2019 at 9:33:34 PM permalink
reno
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California politician Devin Nunes is suing Twitter and also a mean troll on Twitter because Nune is upset by some very mean, impolite tweets especially this vulgar one in particular which you should definitely not look at.

Nunes is apparently unfamiliar with The US Supreme Court's ruling when Rev. Jerry Falwell sued Hustler magazine for suggesting that Falwell had lost his virginity in an outhouse to his mother. It turned out not to be true. But Falwell lost the case because satire & parody is covered by the 1st Amendment, regardless of how crude the humor is. The Supreme Court's decision was unanimous.

If Nunes doesn't want the image broadcast widely, he should have considered the Streisand Effect. Or perhaps Nunes doesn't mind the image, but loves the publicity, hence the lawsuit.
March 18th, 2019 at 9:37:45 PM permalink
rxwine
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Quote: reno
California politician Devin Nunes is suing Twitter and also a mean troll on Twitter because Nune is upset by some very mean, impolite tweets especially this vulgar one in particular which you should definitely not look at.



LOL.
Nobody learned anything from the global financial crisis.
March 18th, 2019 at 11:50:01 PM permalink
Evenbob
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Quote: reno
Rev. Jerry Falwell sued Hustler magazine for suggesting that Falwell had lost his virginity in an outhouse to his mother. It turned out not to be true.


How was it proven not to be true,
was there somebody staking
out the outhouse 24/7? Sounds
like a probable story to me..
If you take a risk, you may lose. If you never take a risk, you will always lose.
March 19th, 2019 at 9:48:35 AM permalink
AZDuffman
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Trump administration proposes limit on student loan borrowing

A very good idea. Instead of letting these kids bury themselves set a limit. Another good idea is lower the limit for institutions with the highest default rates.
The man who damns money has obtained it dishonorably; the man who respects it has earned it
March 19th, 2019 at 10:39:55 AM permalink
terapined
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Quote: reno
California politician Devin Nunes is suing Twitter and also a mean troll on Twitter because Nune is upset by some very mean, impolite tweets especially this vulgar one in particular which you should definitely not look at.

LOL
Just like Trump and SNL
Conservatives have become wimps unable to deal with criticism.
Sometimes we live no particular way but our own - Grateful Dead "Eyes of the World"
March 19th, 2019 at 11:21:19 AM permalink
reno
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Quote: terapined
LOL
Just like Trump and SNL
Conservatives have become wimps unable to deal with criticism.


Just to clarify: the ranking Republican on the House Intelligence Committee is suing a fictional cow for $250 million because the cow made mean jokes about him.

So here's where we're headed: if Rush Limbaugh makes a mean joke about Obama or Hillary (or some other snowflake liberal), Rush could be on the hook for a $250 million judgement. Even if Nunes' frivolous lawsuit gets tossed out, do we really want our courts tied up with frivolous $250 million lawsuits against cows?

It's udderly ridiculous, and Nunes needs to mooooove on.
March 21st, 2019 at 2:43:09 AM permalink
AZDuffman
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Stop ignoring the brutal downside of legal pot

Interesting opinion piece on marijuana legalization. The pols are ready to become either the largest dealers or the gangster collecting the street tax of the local dealers. Meanwhile, same pols who are worried to death that kids might smoke a cigarette overlook the downsides of the stuff.

Looking at the tax rates this seems if even unintentionally to be a way the lower classes will stay lower class. Buy some dope with that lottery ticket every week and wonder why you never have any money. If government would run payday loan shops they would have the entire cycle.
The man who damns money has obtained it dishonorably; the man who respects it has earned it
March 21st, 2019 at 3:18:34 AM permalink
Aussie
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Quote: AZDuffman
Stop ignoring the brutal downside of legal pot

Interesting opinion piece on marijuana legalization. The pols are ready to become either the largest dealers or the gangster collecting the street tax of the local dealers. Meanwhile, same pols who are worried to death that kids might smoke a cigarette overlook the downsides of the stuff.

Looking at the tax rates this seems if even unintentionally to be a way the lower classes will stay lower class. Buy some dope with that lottery ticket every week and wonder why you never have any money. If government would run payday loan shops they would have the entire cycle.




Downside or not, why should the government be telling someone what they can and canít do to their own body?
March 21st, 2019 at 3:27:14 AM permalink
AZDuffman
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Quote: Aussie




Downside or not, why should the government be telling someone what they can and canít do to their own body?


Well, that is why I am against mandatory vaccinations.

This is not "what you do with your own body" though. Think about it. For what, 100 years now the government has said something is bad for you. A black market popped up. Now the government wants to profit off what they said was bad for 100 years.

I really don't care about legalization anymore. If a part of society wants to be potheads, that means less competition for the rest of us. It is just that people need to see what is going on.
The man who damns money has obtained it dishonorably; the man who respects it has earned it