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Ohio GOP Loses Bid to Block Gerrymander Ruling
"Election district challenges implicating Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act go before a three-judge panel by default, and appeals go directly to the Supreme Court."

wut:"'When you have a robust, strong gerrymander, it makes it harder for the people who are marginalized to keep coming up with good people to run,' she said."

General Assembly
House: 38 (D), 61 (R); Fun fact: $60,584/year
Senate:  9 (D), 24 (R)

35 chamber slaves of the patriarchy
21 (D), 13 (R)
wut: "A wise man once told me that 'the state budget process was a process of allocating pain.'"

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Fri May 10th, 2019 at 01:21:50 AM EST
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Company comes to aid of Rhode Island students offered jelly sandwiches
"nearly $50,000, the amount owed by low-income families with children in Warwick Public Schools"
wut: "West End residents have organized against locating the charter school in John Hope Settlement House ..."

General Assembly
House: 66 (D), 9 (R); Fun fact: $15,414/year salary
Senate: 33 (D), 5 (R)
wut: "Despite the opposition, Mattiello was endorsed for another term as speaker"

42 chamber slaves of the patriarchy
39 (D), 3 (R)
wut: "She says it isn't time to tinker because the system is broken"

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Sat May 11th, 2019 at 04:33:16 PM EST
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Alyssa Milano calls for a sex strike to protest anti-abortion laws, gets slammed on Twitter
"'if they want to control our bodies reproductive organs, (then) we should deny sex to cis men,' one person tweeted."
wut: Georgia House Passes Fetal-Heartbeat Abortion Bill
wut: Mississippi Governor Signs Fetal-Heartbeat Abortion Law
wut: South Carolina state House approves 'heartbeat' abortion ban
wut: Ohio governor signed state's so-called heartbeat bill

General Assembly
House: 75 (D), 103 (R); Fun fact: $17,342/year salary
Senate: 21 (D), 35 (R)
wut: A bad session for women in Georgia Legislature
wut: Democrats Discover New Path to Beating Trump in Deep South

72 chamber slaves of the patriarchy
55 (D), 17 (R)
wut: Growing up in Jamaica McLeod was a "Girl Guide"

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Sun May 12th, 2019 at 01:04:02 PM EST
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For the GOP, women are always property. Bodily autonomy is for humans, ie men. Abortion, contraception and other illusions of self-controlfemale self-actualisation interfere with men's property rights and must be disallowed.

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Sun May 12th, 2019 at 07:51:01 PM EST
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PUBLIC PROPERTY BULLETIN: GOP not only political group groping "bodily" property rights

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Sun May 12th, 2019 at 08:16:42 PM EST
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The other religion
`Shocking': Ohio State doc abused 177, officials were aware
The findings put Strauss in a league with gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar of Michigan State University, who was accused of molesting at least 250 women and girls and is serving what amounts to a life sentence. Michigan State ultimately settled with his victims for $500 million.

Similarly, the Jerry Sandusky child sexual-abuse scandal that brought down legendary Penn State football coach Joe Paterno in 2011 has cost the university more than a quarter-billion dollars in settlements, fines, legal costs and other expenses.

Many of Strauss' accusers who have spoken publicly said they were masturbated or otherwise touched inappropriately during physical exams or leered at in the locker rooms. Many told investigators that they thought his behavior was an "open secret" and that they believed their coaches, trainers and other team doctors knew was going on.

The students described the examinations as being "hazed" or going through a "rite of passage." Athletes joked about Strauss' behavior, referring to him with nicknames like "Dr. Jelly Paws."

besides "service" to the country

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Fri May 17th, 2019 at 11:18:25 PM EST
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errata: Kentucky Senate passes fetal heartbeat abortion bill, Feb 2019
"The state already is defending three abortion-related laws in federal court."
wut: House Bill 5: Abortion 'Discrimination' Bill

General Assembly
House: 39 (D), 61 (R) 2 yr term
Fun fact: $188.22/day + per diem salary
Senate: 9 (D), 29 (R) 4 yr term

31 chamber slaves of the patriarchy
20 (D), 11 (R)
wut: "Any woman who is pregnant and fails to provide the notarized statement 'will be fitted with an ankle monitor for the duration of the pregnancy,' Marzian's proposal said."

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Fri May 17th, 2019 at 11:11:19 PM EST
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States seek explicit patient consent for pelvic exams
"It's pretty empowering to know this is something you can detect with a gloved hand instead of needing an MRI [!] or some more expensive procedure," [Dr. Savanah] Harshbarger said.
Utah's governor signed a pelvic exam consent bill into law earlier this year. A bill in New York passed the state Senate this week and is headed to the governor, and the Maryland Legislature unanimously sent legislation to Gov. Larry Hogan, who is expected to sign it. Maryland state Delegate Heather Bagnall said the state's teaching hospitals have informed consent as a best practice, but she felt it needed to be made explicit in state law to protect women undergoing surgery and as an assurance for medical students.
If an informed consent requirement becomes law, [NY Democratic state Sen. Roxanne] Persaud said, "It'll be a victory for women."
About Our Bodies Ourselves
I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant

25 chamber slaves of the patriarchy
16 (D), 9 (R)
70 chamber slaves of the patriarchy
50 (D), 10 (R)
72 chamber slaves of the patriarchy
63 (D), 9 (R)

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Sun May 12th, 2019 at 08:06:06 PM EST
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"our" culture
A growing number of states call porn a public health crisis
the legislation could pave the way for future steps, like keeping publicly funded internet at places like schools and libraries from being used to access porn, said Haley Halverson with the National Center on Sexual Exploitation, which is working on new model legislation for states taking those next steps.
Another new state law lets parents sue pornography makers if their kids need treatment for problems related to porn use, though it wasn't immediately clear whether anyone has made a legal challenge through it.
"Critics say scientists have questioned the resolution's assertion that 'pornography is potentially biologically addictive.'"
ncsl | Federal Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA), table
"At least 27 states have Internet filtering laws that apply to publicly funded schools or libraries."

Lec 14 "Paul as missionary" - Lec 20 "The Anti-household Paul"

...avoid gentile behaviors, and he will kind of list sometimes things he calls gentile behaviors. One of the most important of those gentile behaviors is was sexual immorality, or in the Greek, simply the word porneia, where we get the word "pornography". This is very difficult to translate into English because it could be used in Greek simply for sexual intercourse.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Mon May 13th, 2019 at 03:07:13 PM EST
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Mann Act revival, illustrated
Admitted `Slave Master' Takes Stand Against NXIVM Cult Leader
tears, sippy cups, "neatly combed brown hair to her chin"
Florida's Sex ["]Wars["]: the Battle to Decriminalize Sex Work
"Two presidential candidates -- Sen. Kamala[?!] Harris (D-CA) and Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) -- have advocated for the decriminalize sex work."

archived NXIUM, Mann Act, SESTA/FOSTA
generous plea deals
"we'd rather them be victims"

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Fri May 17th, 2019 at 10:26:16 PM EST
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Harvard professor out as dean amid backlash for representing Harvey Weinstein
"Harvard has faculty deans to lead and reside at each of its 12 buildings that house undergraduate students. It's considered a powerful and prestigious position. Sullivan and Robinson were the first African Americans to serve as faculty deans at Harvard."

archived Weinstein
civil and criminal

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Fri May 17th, 2019 at 10:36:50 PM EST
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$44 million settlement reportedly close in Weinstein sexual misconduct harassment and assault lawsuits
"We now have an economic agreement in principal that is supported by the plaintiffs, the AG's office, the defendants and all of the insurers that, if approved, would provide significant compensation to victims, creditors and the estate, and allow the parties to avoid years of costly, time consuming and uncertain litigation on all sides," Adam Harris, a lawyer for studio co-founder Bob Weinstein, told a bankruptcy court judge in Wilmington, Delaware, on Thursday.
More than 15 lawsuits have been filed accusing Harvey Weinstein or the company of misconduct raketeering. The settlement would cover many of them, including a class action [!] by alleged victims and a suit by the New York attorney general.

The class-action [!] complaint accuses the company of operating like an organized crime group to conceal widespread sexual harassment and assaults.

archived bank run
Maria Contreras-Sweet does a paul-singer

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Fri May 24th, 2019 at 09:59:54 AM EST
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by Cat on Sat May 25th, 2019 at 09:40:30 PM EST
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General Assembly
House: 55 (D), 65 (R), 1 (VACANT); Fun Fact: $13,951/year salary

43 chamber slaves of the patriarchy
28 (D), 15 (R)

wut:Candidates face off in GOP primary for NC congressional rac
Yes, the GOP candidate "suffragette" is in white.

The special election was required after the state elections board found last year's contest tainted when Republican Mark Harris used a political operative who improperly handled mail-in ballots.

North Carolina (NC)
North Carolina 'born-alive' abortion bill wins final passage
Trump House
SCOTUS review: gerrymandered Greensboro, NC
The legal term of art (in North Carolina, USA) is "marriage fraud."

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Tue May 14th, 2019 at 06:27:38 PM EST
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Alabama Criminalizes Abortion as a Felony Punishable by 99 Years
"You just aborted the state of Alabama with your rhetoric with this bill."

Cracker Jacks
House: 28 (D), 77 (R); Fun fact: $42,830/year salary
Senate: 8 (D), 27 (R)

wut: "The legendary Alabama storyteller, Kathryn Tucker Windham, used to say, 'Alabama is like a big front porch.' She was right, I have found that to be the case my entire life."
wut: "Ivey, 74, is the state's second female governor and the first Republican woman elected to the post. The governor said she grew up in rural Alabama at a time when little girls didn't dream of being governor one day."
wut: "Gov. Kay Ivey and the Department of Corrections will request bids for the construction of three new men's prisons."
wut: "To the bill's many supporters, this legislation stands as a powerful testament to Alabamians' deeply held belief that every life is precious & that every life is a sacred gift from God."

22 chamber slaves of the patriarchy
3.382M (W), 1.391M (B), 39.1K (N), 73.3K (A), 240.1K (H), 83.1K (N/A)

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Thu May 16th, 2019 at 12:00:15 AM EST
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construction of three new men's prisons
Public housing for forthcoming irresponsible fathers?
by das monde on Thu May 16th, 2019 at 08:45:13 AM EST
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"Letter from a Birmingham Jail"
AL Senate: 8 (D) of which 4 (F), 27 (R) of which 0 (F)
"a felony for a doctor to perform an abortion in Alabama. The vote was 25-6.
wut: Malika Sanders-Fortier, D-Selma, abstained."

"sold down the river", illustrated
Alabama's Gruesome Prisons: Report Finds Rape and Murder at All Hours, 3 April
"The investigation began in the waning days of the Obama administration and continued for more than two years after Mr. Trump took office."
DOJ | Ivestigation of Alabama's State Prisons for Men, report
Investigation finds Alabama prison conditions are "unconstitutional", 15 May
"A Justice Department investigation found conditions in Alabama's prisons violate the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution"
Prison Policy Initiative | Alabama profile
46,000 (2018)
ACLU | Smart Justice [?]
28,296 (2018)

U.S. states by incarceration and correctional supervision rate, (2016)

World Prison Brief
World Prison Brief
publications, by subject

archived crackers
coup de grâce
Sessions' firing is 'blatant attempt' to end Russia probe: Pelosi

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Thu May 16th, 2019 at 06:27:37 PM EST
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archived crackers
The situation is pretty psychotic here.
Bette Midler apologizes for controversial 'women, are the niggers of the world' tweet

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Thu May 16th, 2019 at 06:41:04 PM EST
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Walk with me.
See Cat ticked off. See patriots sanitize. See them fervently polish US dross to a sheen that can't keep their stories of "Africans," "blacks," and "African Americans" straight.
  1. Last Slave Ship From Africa Found off Alabama Coast. "wreck of the last ship known to bring enslaved people from Africa to the United States": 1860 at Mobile, ALABAMA, absolutely, positively plausibly the ONLY ONE since 1808. Because criminals always telegraph the bailiff a manifest and itinerary before landing. srsly.
  2. Africatown: "110 African men, women, and children between the ages of 5 and 23" ["a group"] establishes "the settlement of African Town as the first [!] town [?!] founded [1868, by "survivors" aged 13-31?!] and continuously occupied and controlled by blacks [!] in the United States" --excluding, for instance, the Gullah Geechee Corridor, the  gulag archipelago running the coast of South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, and Florida.
  3. The Gullah: Rice, Slavery, and the Sierra Leone-American [!] Connection --"The plantation owners were willing to pay higher prices for slaves from this area, and Africans from the Rice Coast were almost certainly the largest group [!] of slaves imported into South Carolina and Georgia during the 18th century." [Saving Cokie Roberts', Founding Mothers, the dubious fucking honor of corroborating their entrepreneurial genius and fluency in English, French, and Portuguese, because victims of the patriarchy] See last "group" of descendants of slaves 'lose' homesteads
  4. 1926 Slave Revolt in Sierra Leone
Slavery is an important part of the history of the Sierra Leone Colony and Protectorate.  In those years prior to the abolition of the Atlantic slave trade in 1807 [1792-1807 "settlement"], these settlers from Great Britain, Nova Scotia, and Jamaica struggled to survive. They were resented by the adjacent African and European slave traders. Some of these returned African freed slaves became slave traders themselves in order to survive.1 [...] When slavery was abolished in the British Empire in 1833, slavery was also abolished in Sierra Leone. However, slavery outside the borders of the Crown Colony was not affected. Even when the Protectorate was established in 1896, slavery was still legal in the Protectorate until 1928. Beginning in 1833, slaves of the tribes near the Crown Colony would enter the Crown Colony to become free. In 1841, the British established a legal principle that they would not return a fugitive slave who had escaped to Freetown.5 This legal principle continued until the abolition of slavery in the Sierra Leone Protectorate in 1928.6
Nationalarchives.gov.uk | "Suppression" of the slave trade

Happy Black History Y5 D143

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Thu May 23rd, 2019 at 06:55:33 PM EST
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1 more chamber slave of the patriarchy
The anti-gay extremist behind America's fiercely strict abortion bans

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Sat May 18th, 2019 at 07:56:46 PM EST
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Missouri governor signs bill banning abortions at 8 weeks
"without exceptions for cases of rape or incest". Gee.
wut: Statement from St. Louis Archbishop Robert Carlson on the passage of the abortion bill
wut: Statement from Missouri Democratic Party on passage of abortion legislation

General Assembly
House: 47 (D), 114 (R), 2 (VACANT); Fun fact: $35,915/year salary
Senate: 10 (D), 24 (R)
wut: Here is a list of the top measures passed this session which ended 17 May.

50 chamber slaves of the patriarchy
25 (D), 25 (R)
wut: "there's a lot more rights that women have now than we did when I was a little girl, but they aren't guaranteed in the Constitution"
wut: "proud to be participating in placing Human Trafficking posters in businesses across Missouri that might come in contact with these predators"

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Sat May 25th, 2019 at 12:36:58 AM EST
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Democratic-led states divided over approach on abortion
Overturning Roe v. Wade wouldn't turn back the clock to 1973

Good luck wit dat.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Mon May 27th, 2019 at 04:26:29 PM EST
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