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by Shyster
Wed Aug 10, 2022 12:39 am
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Topic: Politics And Current Events
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Views: 8930597

Politics And Current Events

Interesting legal question on that abortion case. The abortion in question occurred in April, which was well before the SCOTUS issued its Dobbs opinion. Thus, at that time, Nebraska's 20-week abortion law was unenforceable under Roe and Casey . The government cannot pass a law that would retroactive...
by Shyster
Tue Aug 09, 2022 11:07 pm
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Topic: Police earning the hate
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Views: 123017

Police earning the hate

7 murder convictions overturned in a single day after prosecutors stop backing group of cases tied to alleged misconduct by disgraced former Chicago police detective https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-guevara-update-eight-homicide-convictions-20220809-wy2c6wok3jhwdkuhaluxrr5pmm-story.h...
by Shyster
Tue Aug 09, 2022 8:25 pm
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Topic: Thread of legal hubbub
Replies: 665
Views: 57135

Thread of legal hubbub

I'm mostly a defense lawyer, though, so my first through is that the parents are primarily negligent for letting their three-year-old kid play around like that.
by Shyster
Tue Aug 09, 2022 8:17 pm
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Topic: Politics And Current Events
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Politics And Current Events

No kidding. Complaining about not being informed in advance that you are going to be served with a search warrant is like a solider in an declared war complaining that enemy soldiers didn't warn him that they were about to start shooting at him.
by Shyster
Tue Aug 09, 2022 6:54 pm
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Topic: Randomness Dos
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Views: 3281590

Randomness Dos

The Windsor Hills driver supposedly has 13 prior car accidents on her record, including one in 2020 where two cars were totaled. Her lawyer also says that the has “documented profound mental health issues." Maybe a suicide-by-car-crash attempt? If so, she should still have the book thrown at her for...
by Shyster
Tue Aug 09, 2022 6:45 pm
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Topic: Thread of legal hubbub
Replies: 665
Views: 57135

Thread of legal hubbub

Now there are some good causes of action for malicious prosecution and abuse of process, at least. Probably conspiracy too.
by Shyster
Tue Aug 09, 2022 4:28 pm
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Topic: Randomness Dos
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Views: 3281590

Randomness Dos

I believe we are looking at "Scottish mince and tatties." Ground beef, carrots, onions, Worcestershire sauce, and gravy mix ("mince") served with boiled or mashed potatoes ("tatties").
by Shyster
Tue Aug 09, 2022 4:11 pm
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Topic: Randomness Dos
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Views: 3281590

Randomness Dos

"Waiter, I believe someone barfed on my plate."

Seriously, what the eff is that? Looks like ground beef and carrots in some sort of sauce?
by Shyster
Tue Aug 09, 2022 3:37 am
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Topic: Politics And Current Events
Replies: 207037
Views: 8930597

Politics And Current Events

by Shyster
Tue Aug 09, 2022 3:30 am
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Topic: Shyster's thread of Spaaaace.
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Shyster's thread of Spaaaace.

This is unexpected. Northrop Grumman and space startup Firefly Aerospace have announced that they will be partnering to develop both a new first stage for the Antares rocket and then later a new medium-lift rocket. The Antates uses a Ukrainian-built first stage with Russian engines, and getting eith...
by Shyster
Mon Aug 08, 2022 9:16 pm
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Topic: Politics And Current Events
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Views: 8930597

Politics And Current Events

Interesting. This could be a (relatively) easy way to get rid of Trump's future political ambitions. 18 U.S.C. § 2071 makes it a felony to willfully and unlawfully remove, mutilate, or destroy any record "filed or deposited with any clerk or officer of any court of the United States, or in any publi...
by Shyster
Mon Aug 08, 2022 9:02 pm
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Topic: Weather Thread
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Views: 527222

Weather Thread

[Looks at calendar.]

Uh, because it's August?
by Shyster
Mon Aug 08, 2022 7:51 pm
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Topic: Randomness Dos
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Views: 3281590

Randomness Dos

Pretty much every civilization invented constellations, because boredom is universal. This discussion has caused me to learn that our "Western" constellations are older than I thought. I though they were Greek, but the Greeks basically adopted and renamed older Babylonian constellations, and many of...
by Shyster
Mon Aug 08, 2022 7:43 pm
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Topic: Politics And Current Events
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Views: 8930597

Politics And Current Events

“They even broke into my safe,” lol. I'm a little curious as to what brand of safe and how long it took the agents to get in. Did the FBI bring a locksmith? Are there agents trained as locksmiths? Or did they just bring some angle grinders and hack the sides open? It’s probably a shoebox with SAFE ...
by Shyster
Mon Aug 08, 2022 7:41 pm
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Topic: Politics And Current Events
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Views: 8930597

Politics And Current Events

“They even broke into my safe,” lol.
I'm a little curious as to what brand of safe and how long it took the agents to get in. Did the FBI bring a locksmith? Are there agents trained as locksmiths? Or did they just bring some angle grinders and hack the sides open?
by Shyster
Mon Aug 08, 2022 5:21 pm
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Topic: Randomness Dos
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Views: 3281590

Randomness Dos

What the hell is the point of constellations...?
Something to do at night for the humans who lived prior to books, television, and the internet. Look at the stars and come up with stories.
by Shyster
Mon Aug 08, 2022 1:56 pm
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Topic: COVID-19
Replies: 35817
Views: 1333814

COVID-19

I think the change is merely reflecting the reality we now have. While the vaccines have been good at preventing death and serious illness, they do not stop infection or transmission (slow it, but don't stop it), and there is immune escape for new variants. So we're all going to get Covid, and if yo...
by Shyster
Sun Aug 07, 2022 8:49 pm
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Topic: Non-Military Aviation
Replies: 1660
Views: 147563

Non-Military Aviation

For some routes it might be props or nothing, or at least fewer flights. Delta is planning to retire its 50-seat Delta Connection CRJ-200s within the next couple years, and there are no plans to replace those with new 50-seaters because there are no new 50-seaters. Airports currently serviced by tho...
by Shyster
Sun Aug 07, 2022 5:13 pm
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Topic: Cars & Bikes, Driving & Riding
Replies: 8351
Views: 459923

Cars & Bikes, Driving & Riding

Will any warranties transfer? If so, you would be getting almost all of the Kia's warranty (5 / 60,000), whereas the Toyota might be out of warranty already (3 / 36,000). I've owned two cars from Hyundai / Kia, and I don't have anything bad to say about them. I don't have personal experience with th...
by Shyster
Sun Aug 07, 2022 4:49 pm
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Topic: Non-Military Aviation
Replies: 1660
Views: 147563

Non-Military Aviation

Roughly two ATR flights to equal the capacity of a 737 or A320. For the distance examples I gave, there likely would be enough demand for the route that a larger aircraft would be appropriate even at a lower fuel efficiency. Something like Miami to Tallahassee would be a better example, or the fligh...
by Shyster
Sat Aug 06, 2022 7:04 pm
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Topic: Non-Military Aviation
Replies: 1660
Views: 147563

Non-Military Aviation

There are routes and applications where turboprops can have substantially lower costs than turbofan jets. That especially goes for shorter routes. Jets are most efficient when they are cruising at high altitudes for relatively long periods of time. They are much less efficient at lower altitudes. So...
by Shyster
Sat Aug 06, 2022 6:05 pm
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Topic: Politics And Current Events
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Views: 8930597

Politics And Current Events

by Shyster
Sat Aug 06, 2022 12:29 am
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Topic: Non-Military Aviation
Replies: 1660
Views: 147563

Non-Military Aviation

Embraer has a new render out of its proposed new-generation turboprop aircraft. While the program has not been formally launched, Embraer supposedly already has more than 200 letters of intent for the planned aircraft. Existing turboprops like the ATR and Dash 8 are based on decades-old designs. Thi...
by Shyster
Fri Aug 05, 2022 10:02 pm
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Topic: Job and General Employment Thread
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Views: 817189

Job and General Employment Thread

Not a full suit, but my usual outfit of dress pants, sport coat, dress shirt, and tie.

We actually relaxed our dress code, and I could even be wearing shorts if I wanted to, but I don't want to. Putting on the "lawyer uniform" is part of how I get in the mindset to work.
by Shyster
Fri Aug 05, 2022 9:18 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19
Replies: 35817
Views: 1333814

COVID-19

My brother has Covid for either the second or third time, depending on whether he had it way back in February 2020. This time it's basically just a head cold for him.