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Old 2013-03-28, 04:20   Link #27221
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That squigly thing on the eye is actually the parasitic worm...
Yea it's a parasitic worm in the picture for sure...but the girl in the news was infected by parasitic amoeba, which are like, microscopic in size.

You'd think if she had a giant worm in her eye, the doctors would've diagnosed it in like 5 minutes, shit's like something out of the Prometheus film
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Old 2013-03-28, 12:16   Link #27222
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French police probe death threats after Sarkozy ruling

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/...92R0KR20130328
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Old 2013-03-28, 18:08   Link #27223
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The reporter needs a little slapping around. You really can't make *any* prediction of a ruling based on the questions from the bench or whether the advocates put their feet in their mouths.

The SCOTUS is playing debate - examining all the sides of a an issue out loud, sometime's being their own devil's advocate - then they go bury themselves in judicial precedence and intent.
The Court will almost certainly punt the Proposition 8 case on the grounds that the appellants, who are some of the proponents of the original ballot measure banning same-sex marriage in California, have no "standing." They cannot show any direct harm from the striking down of the ban by the Appeals Court, so they have no grounds for appeal. The Court does not want to rule on whether same-sex marriage is per se constitutional, and the standing issue gives them a convenient escape route.

The DOMA case is a different matter entirely. Here I expect the Court to uphold the Court of Appeals ruling that overturned Section 3 of DOMA on Fourteenth Amendment ("equal-protection") grounds. Section 3 forbids the Federal government from recognizing the validity of same-sex marriages conducted in states where such marriages are legal like mine (Massachusetts). Until DOMA passed in 1996 the standard for defining "marriage" was whatever a state considered as legal. In order for the Federal Government to discriminate among persons, it has to meet some rather stringent tests to prove there are grounds for such discrimination. All four Democratic appointees, and Justice Kennedy, appear to believe DOMA does not pass those tests, and perhaps a couple more will sign on as well. I would not be surprised to see this part of DOMA struck down by as many as six or seven of the Justices.

However the other important section of the law, Section 2, still exempts states from having to recognize the validity of a same-sex marriage conducted legally in another state. This will lead to a horrible mess for some period of time where a couple living in Massachusetts will be eligible for Federal benefits and will be able to file taxes as a married couple if they remain in the state, but if they were to move to Florida, those benefits and privileges will disappear. At some point the Court will have to address the matter of the "full faith and credit" clause of the Constitution that requires states to treat each others' laws as valid. DOMA was passed exactly to avoid this problem when it started to look like Hawaii would legalize same-sex marriage. The fear among conservatives was that this decision would necessarily impose similar requirements on the other states under the "full faith and credit" clause.

The comments by Chief Justice Roberts during the opening arguments yesterday were surprising. He upbraided President Obama for continuing to enforce Section 3 even though he and his Justice Department believe it to be unconstitutional. It turns out there are various precedents for Presidents to ignore legislation that they think are unconstitutional, but they probably do not apply in this case (see item 5 in that link). Also I'm sure Roberts knows full well that if the President were to start paying Federal benefits to same-sex couples in advance of the Court's ruling, an impeachment bill would be moved in the House the next day.
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Old 2013-03-28, 22:10   Link #27224
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Iran, North Korea, Syria block U.N. arms trade treaty
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/...92R10E20130329

Putin flexes Russian military muscle in naval exercise
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/...92R0K320130328
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Old 2013-03-29, 00:13   Link #27225
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The Court will almost certainly punt the Proposition 8 case on the grounds that the appellants, who are some of the proponents of the original ballot measure banning same-sex marriage in California, have no "standing." They cannot show any direct harm from the striking down of the ban by the Appeals Court, so they have no grounds for appeal. The Court does not want to rule on whether same-sex marriage is per se constitutional, and the standing issue gives them a convenient escape route.

The DOMA case is a different matter entirely. Here I expect the Court to uphold the Court of Appeals ruling that overturned Section 3 of DOMA on Fourteenth Amendment ("equal-protection") grounds. Section 3 forbids the Federal government from recognizing the validity of same-sex marriages conducted in states where such marriages are legal like mine (Massachusetts). Until DOMA passed in 1996 the standard for defining "marriage" was whatever a state considered as legal. In order for the Federal Government to discriminate among persons, it has to meet some rather stringent tests to prove there are grounds for such discrimination. All four Democratic appointees, and Justice Kennedy, appear to believe DOMA does not pass those tests, and perhaps a couple more will sign on as well. I would not be surprised to see this part of DOMA struck down by as many as six or seven of the Justices.

However the other important section of the law, Section 2, still exempts states from having to recognize the validity of a same-sex marriage conducted legally in another state. This will lead to a horrible mess for some period of time where a couple living in Massachusetts will be eligible for Federal benefits and will be able to file taxes as a married couple if they remain in the state, but if they were to move to Florida, those benefits and privileges will disappear. At some point the Court will have to address the matter of the "full faith and credit" clause of the Constitution that requires states to treat each others' laws as valid. DOMA was passed exactly to avoid this problem when it started to look like Hawaii would legalize same-sex marriage. The fear among conservatives was that this decision would necessarily impose similar requirements on the other states under the "full faith and credit" clause.

The comments by Chief Justice Roberts during the opening arguments yesterday were surprising. He upbraided President Obama for continuing to enforce Section 3 even though he and his Justice Department believe it to be unconstitutional. It turns out there are various precedents for Presidents to ignore legislation that they think are unconstitutional, but they probably do not apply in this case (see item 5 in that link). Also I'm sure Roberts knows full well that if the President were to start paying Federal benefits to same-sex couples in advance of the Court's ruling, an impeachment bill would be moved in the House the next day.
That's the rulings I would believe would happen if the Court were doing due diligence. Given their rulings on corporate issues over the last 10 years, my confidence is kind of tarred in cynicism lately.
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Old 2013-03-29, 08:04   Link #27226
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Quarter of U.S. firms in China face data theft: business lobby
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/...92S02P20130329

China eyes $3.5 billion Russian arms deal despite ire over Sukhoi copy
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/...92Q0PE20130327
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Old 2013-03-29, 08:10   Link #27227
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Slovenia could be next candidate for eurozone bailout

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Slovenia famed for not very much is fast emerging as the latest contender for a eurozone bailout.

Nestling between Croatia and Italy, this country of almost 2 million people may be best remembered in the UK for losing to England at the last football World Cup.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013...rozone-bailout
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Old 2013-03-29, 08:27   Link #27228
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How much money does Europe has to bailout people anyway?
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Old 2013-03-29, 10:39   Link #27229
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Oh boy. Here we go again.
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Old 2013-03-29, 15:24   Link #27230
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Yeah. As cliche as it sounds, an eye for an eye won't change the past.
Indeed it won't, but in some cases I have no problem with making sure the perpetrators have no eyes left.

Here's an update on the case, with the city's mayor getting in on the let's-get-arrested action:

http://www.cnn.com/2013/03/29/us/geo...html?hpt=hp_t2

Hope they throw the book at the mom and the sister and whoever else that tried to cover it up, at the very least they should be charged with conspiracy/accessory after the fact, disposing the murder weapon isn't just "making false statements" or "hindering investigations".



Also, dentist exposes up to/over 7,000 patients to hepatitis/hiv:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...hepatitis.html
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Old 2013-03-29, 22:20   Link #27231
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China to spend $16 billion to tackle Beijing pollution crisis
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/...92S01420130329
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Old 2013-03-30, 03:49   Link #27232
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North Korea says enters "state of war" against South

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/...92T00020130330
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Old 2013-03-31, 19:15   Link #27233
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Japan might just be set to open a new chapter

Wishful thinking by angel investors much?
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Old 2013-03-31, 19:18   Link #27234
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If You Think China's Air Is Bad, You Should See The Water

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The unhealthy smog that settled over Beijing earlier this year, capturing international media attention, is not the only visible sign of China's rapid economic growth and the resulting environmental hazards.
Countless rivers and lakes have also been contaminated by nearby factories, and sometimes, dumping by local residents.
Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/china...#ixzz2PANHZXNu
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Old 2013-03-31, 20:34   Link #27235
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At least it is green.
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Old 2013-03-31, 20:34   Link #27236
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That picture of contaminated water... It's a case of shouting "Oh, crap!"
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Old 2013-03-31, 21:17   Link #27237
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Iran sanctions spur boom for Pakistani diesel smugglers
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/...92U08X20130401
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Old 2013-03-31, 21:26   Link #27238
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At least it is green.
Well, there's also dead pigs and ducks dumped by the thousands into the rivers.

Rivers of blood: the dead pigs rotting in China's water supply

China pulls 1,000 dead ducks from Sichuan river
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Old 2013-04-01, 07:16   Link #27239
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I'm thinking of Mars Attacks aliens for some reason...
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Old 2013-04-01, 08:37   Link #27240
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Private dailies re-emerge in Myanmar, face difficulties
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/...93007320130401
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