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WheelsOfConfusion



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 5:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SCOTUS refused to hear a challenge to a Mississippi law which gives government workers who hold "sincere religious beliefs" about gays and trans license to discriminate against them.

https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/01/08/576500364/controversial-mississippi-law-limiting-lgbt-rights-not-heading-to-supreme-court

The refusal states that the plaintiffs haven't shown harm to have standing.

One wonders if the same logic would hold if the issue was race instead of sex stuff.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 4:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

well, in mississippi.....

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The people of Mississippi have the right to ensure that all of our citizens are free to peacefully live and work without fear of being punished for their sincerely held religious beliefs

unless, of course, your sincerely-held religious belief is that jesus loves you no matter what.

but i wonder if they didn't miss a potential bombshell:
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(b) Sexual relations are properly reserved to such a marriage (between one man and one woman)


which i guess means they can discriminate against anyone having sex outside of their marriage. pre-marital, extra-marital, all grounds for discrimination.


not that those good christians in mississippi would ever do anything like that *snerk*
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 5:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK, on rereading carefully, this isn't SCOTUS - yet. they are hearing a couple of other gerrymandering cases. but:
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A panel of federal judges struck down North Carolina’s congressional map on Tuesday, declaring it unconstitutionally gerrymandered and demanding that the Republican-controlled General Assembly redraw district lines before this year’s midterm elections.


let me just repeat that:
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redraw district lines before this year’s midterm elections.


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The judges gave lawmakers until Jan. 24 to propose a “remedial plan,” but cautioned that the court would begin preparations to issue a map of its own if it found the new district lines deficient.


so they ain't gonna get to use that gerrymandered one, no matter what.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 2:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You think about justice, and you remember yourself. Have you always been fair? Think about whether they always helped the poor and those who were persecuted by injustice. Your topic is very loud statement
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 2:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

to _be_ fair - it's not my actual job for which i was chosen and for which i am paid, to be fair.

now, you wanna critique my abilities as a statistical programmer and discuss the impact my programming skills have on the country as a whole, have at it!
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 10:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mouse wrote:
to _be_ fair - it's not my actual job for which i was chosen and for which i am paid, to be fair.

now, you wanna critique my abilities as a statistical programmer and discuss the impact my programming skills have on the country as a whole, have at it!


Well, if you still write in FORTRAN, it's all your fault.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 4:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

FORTRAN HAS A LOT OF THINGS TO RECOMMEND IT OKAY
Like the fact that 3/4 of everything scientific is written in FORTRAN and somebody has to maintain all that crap.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

as a good scientific programmer, i learned FORTRAN, years and years and years ago.

as a good scientific programmer, i have not used FORTRAN in year and years and years.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 4:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WheelsOfConfusion wrote:
FORTRAN HAS A LOT OF THINGS TO RECOMMEND IT OKAY
Like the fact that 3/4 of everything scientific is written in FORTRAN and somebody has to maintain all that crap.


I see, this is how it'll go. Okay mister, you brought it up on yourself :

IT'S PUNCHED CARDS AT DAWN.

And 3/4 of everything scientific?, I'd very much like to see your sources.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 4:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My sources are that you smell bad1.


1) Confusion et al. 2018. Quantifying the magnitude of noxious volatiles given off by Sam the Eagle: a semi-empirical approach based on least-swears repression. J of Applied Burn. 1(2)100-1099.
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