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51  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: State rep, county party chariman etc. said something stupid - The Megathread on: March 12, 2015, 10:08:41 pm
And governor Hutchinson is saying than it's "too early to draw conclusions".
52  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: State rep, county party chariman etc. said something stupid - The Megathread on: March 12, 2015, 10:00:04 pm
Yet, he is still a member of the Republican Caucus.
53  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Should schools be able to expel students because of their speech on: March 12, 2015, 09:58:05 pm

It's from the Volokh Conspiracy blog.
54  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: University of OK Fraternity Suspended After Racist Chants on: March 11, 2015, 06:16:11 pm
Not surprising. SAE is banned in many universities due to racist incidents.
55  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Garbage man sentenced to 30 days in jail for waking up rich man on: March 11, 2015, 06:11:19 pm
Well, the worker was the one breaking the ordnance. He did noise at 5AM in Sandy Springs, as a person.
56  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: 19 year old, unarmed black man shot dead by police in Madison, WI on: March 11, 2015, 06:05:43 pm
Through, the articles are saying it happened on Williamson St, in downtown. The two precincts covering that street are 3.0% and 3.2% Black. Black population is scarse in the downtown, they mainly live in the south of the city and in the North East (Maple Bluff and the airport area).
57  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Should schools be able to expel students because of their speech on: March 11, 2015, 05:55:45 pm


Why are you quoting a Tea Party "law" teacher which happens to be one of the biggest idiots of the law world?
58  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Garbage man sentenced to 30 days in jail for waking up rich man on: March 11, 2015, 05:54:47 pm
http://www.ajc.com/news/news/local/sandy-springs-sanitation-workers-jail-sentence-mod/nkSFG/

We got some news. The sentence has been modified to only be of the lenght of the time he alredy served. So, it's done for him.

The prosecutor also explains why they did that. Before, they were fining the corporations, as people here suggested, but corporations just paid the fines and continued to collect garbage at 5AM. So, it was a stunt to force garbage collectors to respect schedule.

Of course.  Don't throw the wealthies making these decisions in jail after the fine does nothing to deter their practices.  Take the poor black dude working at the bottom of the totem pole and lock him up for a few days.  HIGHLY preferable and much, much less reprehensible.  Can't throw our precious, wonderful rich people in jail with the untermenchen. 

Well, technically, you couldn't throw the wealthies in jail anyways. You know than companies and their owners are legally separate entities and you can't jail a company.

It was a very poor decision from them, but Waste Management is claming its against their policies and than the employee is suspended because he violated such policies (they claim he decided to pick thm at this hour by his own choice). I have doubt he decided that, but, it may be right, I know people in some jobs where the important is than all job is done by the end of the day/week, they don't really care when. But, they have a duty to train and inform their employees about such laws.
59  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Garbage man sentenced to 30 days in jail for waking up rich man on: March 11, 2015, 05:45:52 pm
http://www.ajc.com/news/news/local/sandy-springs-sanitation-workers-jail-sentence-mod/nkSFG/

We got some news. The sentence has been modified to only be of the lenght of the time he alredy served. So, it's done for him.

The prosecutor also explains why they did that. Before, they were fining the corporations, as people here suggested, but corporations just paid the fines and continued to collect garbage at 5AM. So, it was a stunt to force garbage collectors to respect schedule.
60  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: WI: Walker signs "right-to-work" legislation on: March 10, 2015, 07:37:33 pm
There's nothing conservative or capitalistic about right to work. The system as is works just fine.

I don't want to join a union, so I don't work for a union company. I don't see why I need this law protecting me.
So you don't have to abruptly change jobs if your workplace ever becomes unionized.

So, when Obama became President, Republicans voters should have been allowed to get McCain as president? The majority of the workers voted for an union, so, workers get an union. It's called democracy.
61  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Biggest forum DINO? on: March 10, 2015, 05:34:59 pm
Hifly.

SoCons with fiscally liberal tendencies are just a valid as centrists and straight leftists in the Democratic Party thank you very much.


No Walter Mitty is the correct answer

But I'm pretty sure anti-semitic people aren't welcome in the Democratic Party.
62  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Biggest forum DINO? on: March 09, 2015, 09:22:59 pm
Hifly.
63  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Maps. All the maps. on: March 09, 2015, 08:24:29 pm
Dogwood? Huh

Cornouiller, in French. It's a tree, very common in the southeast.
64  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Hungarian shopping ban on: March 09, 2015, 05:38:09 pm
Sunday shopping has been legal in my province for only a decade. This isn't that odd.

I prefer Sunday as a day of rest for obvious reason, but there are plenty of non-religious reasons to close shops one day a week.

There might be reasons businesses choose not to open their stores on Sunday, is that a reason to mandate closing by law?

You could say the same thing about paid sick leave and health insurance. Not having to work odd hours is a benefit to workers.

Working Sunday isn't anymore odd than working any other day. Why not mandate no one work after 5? I agree people in the service industry have it rough, their schedules get moved around too much but it's the nature of the industry that the hours have to be SOMEWHAT odd. Stores need to be open when people aren't working and have time to shop. Sunday is one of those times.

Well, people in those countries are used to it, so they already know how to find time. They aren't busy all the time worshipping the Holy Dollar.
65  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Canadian federal election - 2015 on: March 09, 2015, 05:36:31 pm
Another turncoat,  great.

To be fair, it was the Saskatchewan NDP. Who else is a Liberal going to work for That's almost like calling Mulcair a turncoat.

Well, someone like Romanow was close of Chrétien. He would be a a Liberal in other provinces. And the Saskatchewan Party shouldn't reject them. If they push everyone to Sask Party, no wonder they are in such a poor shape.

For the record, I support creating separate provincial and federal parties.
66  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: France General Discussion II: Living under Marxism on: March 09, 2015, 05:12:20 pm
Well, it's Frédéric Miterrand. At least, it's not Thai boys this time.
67  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Canadian by-elections, 2015 on: March 09, 2015, 05:01:39 am
Just a bump to remind people than Richelieu by-election, in Quebec is today. PQ is defending.
68  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Canadian provincial leadership elections 2015 on: March 09, 2015, 12:28:26 am
Well, personally, I wouldn't be member of NDP in Manitoba. Can't be a member of a party with "union vote" or representation of anything else than members.
69  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: Los Angeles votes to move its election dates to even-numbered years on: March 08, 2015, 09:35:25 pm
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March 3, 2015

Los Angeles voters on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved two measures to change city election dates.

Voters will now cast ballots in mayoral, council district, and school board races in even-numbered years, rather than odd-numbered years. The change consolidates city elections with federal and state elections.

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Amid dwindling voter participation in Los Angeles city elections, the Los Angeles City Council voted last year to put Charter Amendments 1 and 2 before voters. Turnout was just 23 percent in the 2013 Los Angeles mayoral election, which led City Council President Herb Wesson and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti to form a special committee to look at boosting political engagement.

Read more at http://www.dailynews.com/government-and-politics/20150303/election-2015-voters-back-measures-to-change-los-angeles-election-dates

A lot of the articles aren't clear on when but I think the new dates coincide with the presidential cycle rather than the mid-term cycle: http://www.latimes.com/local/cityhall/la-me-city-voting-20150116-story.html

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Charter Amendments 1 and 2 would consolidate city and school board contests with state and federal elections starting in 2020.

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Recent studies have shown that declining turnout is a problem not only in Los Angeles but across the country. Turnout for New York Mayor Bill de Blasio's election in 2013 was a record low 24%. In one study of California city elections by researchers at UC Berkeley, average turnout was 26% in odd-numbered years.

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Anzia said 88% of states still hold some or all of their municipal elections, and 77% of school board elections, in off-cycle years, a vestige of the Progressive reform movement of the early 20th century.

That article is clear: http://www.dailynews.com/government-and-politics/20150211/los-angeles-mayor-eric-garcetti-keeps-low-profile-on-charter-amendments

City council in presidential cycle, mayor in midterms (right now, it's council in 2011-2015-2019... and mayor in 2013-2017-2021). Next term will be one year and half longer (term will begin in next January instead of July). So, 2011-2015-2020 for council and 2013-2017-2022 for mayor.
70  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Who is the earliest serving political figure that you have seen in person? on: March 08, 2015, 09:01:17 pm
François Gendron, many things (former Speaker of the Quebec National Assembly, vice-Premier, interim PQ leader among other things), MNA since 1976.
71  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Why won't "True Leftists" do what they're told? on: March 08, 2015, 05:42:54 pm
They're too busy building glorious communism on a collective farm in Ukraine?

No. Western Ukraine is economically conservative.
72  Questions and Answers / The Atlas / Re: Petition to ban CJK on: March 08, 2015, 05:37:31 pm
Now, gays are "morally less worthy" than black people. I'm pretty sure it violates the ToS.
73  Questions and Answers / The Atlas / Re: Petition to ban CJK on: March 08, 2015, 04:02:46 pm
Now he is ranting than we need gender-"segregated" bathrooms because "modern society" broke the male-female interaction of women not provoking guys into harassment by not wearing provocative clothes.

Does someone wants to defend that insanity? Do we really want readers of that website to read that? Dave wants the website to be family-friendly and that isn't good things for the American youth.
74  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Worst Canadian Prime Minster Since WWII? on: March 08, 2015, 03:43:51 pm
Sadly, it's the current one (through Mulroney wouldn't be far).
75  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: AL Supreme Court orders probate judges not to license same sex marriages on: March 07, 2015, 05:54:07 pm
The exact degree of public support is irrelevant to determining a law's constitutionality and the exact degree of self-worth involved is completely irrelevant to determining whether discrimination is justified.

As is your religion.
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