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 Post subject: Re: Congress
PostPosted: Mon February 26, 2018 9:54 pm 
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I read that and had to be reminded that she is in a movie called Clueless and they just weren't calling her stupid.

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bune wrote:
I read that and had to be reminded that she is in a movie called Clueless and they just weren't calling her stupid.
The lack of quotations around the word really does stick out.


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PostPosted: Tue February 27, 2018 8:03 am 
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Yep. It cracks down on lawsuits, but ignores that there is no active ADA compliance monitoring to take the place of said lawsuits. Today, infractions are almost exclusively exposed through affected individuals’ legal efforts. Tomorrow, they may not be exposed at all.

This absence of oversight, by the way, is part of what brought us to the land of “drive-by” lawsuits. Several of the “worst” offenders (ie the literally 12 individuals/groups who have filed a hundred lawsuits or more) are actually disabled rights advocacy groups.

There is no independent body charged with inspecting, monitoring, fining, or enforcing ADA compliance. Read that again. When my brother, who has spina bifida, was told by his landlord that his apartment was going to have to be closed as part of a building renovation, and that his only option for a place to stay (for 8 months) was an apartment accessed by stairs and with hallways (and a bathroom) too narrow for his wheelchair, the threat of a lawsuit was enough for them to offer to compensate him, provide him with temporary housing, and allow him to break his lease.

It took that threat for him to get anything other than the initial “tough shit, pay the rent and figure it out for your fucking self.” In the future, with the lawsuit threat diminished and no enforcement to replace it, why would any landlord offer that compensation? Or anything?


On the other end of the spectrum, you have California with its own expansion of the ADA, where just a handful of plaintiffs have squeezed a significant sum out of independent restaurants. Any violation is actionable. There is no warning, or time period for remediation. A dude in a wheelchair shows up with a tape measure, and his lawyer sends you a notice and that's it.


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 Post subject: Re: Congress
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Green Habit wrote:
bune wrote:
I read that and had to be reminded that she is in a movie called Clueless and they just weren't calling her stupid.
The lack of quotations around the word really does stick out.


Would "Clueless" be a more appropriate term for Feinstein, who just lost her endorsement for the primary?


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Another shutdown coming next week! We get more of these than we do Marvel movies.

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I thought the last CR was for two years? wtf is this?

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 Post subject: Re: Congress
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Remember, Al Franken?

He was kicking the shit out of Sessions, writing a new book, getting ready to run for President ...


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 Post subject: Re: Congress
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the POTUS.....the civilian check on the most powerful military on the planet....


in a pissing contest with a nuclear power......

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Noangel wrote:
the POTUS.....the civilian check on the most powerful military on the planet....


in a pissing contest with a nuclear power......


Theoretically, congress is the check on the military, but they found that far too difficult, so they passed it off to POTUS.


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simple schoolboy wrote:
Noangel wrote:
the POTUS.....the civilian check on the most powerful military on the planet....


in a pissing contest with a nuclear power......


Theoretically, congress is the check on the military, but they found that far too difficult, so they passed it off to POTUS.

they gave it up after 9/11. fear dictating policy, back to the saying that those who trade essential freedoms for security deserve neither. Obama actually tried to give it back to Congress, the power to wage war, but they refused for some reason.

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 Post subject: Re: Congress
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“Because of this one vote, now every guidance document dating back to 1996 and passage of the Congressional Review Act has this cloud of uncertainty hanging over it,” said Goodwin, of the Center for Progressive Reform. Environmental Protection Agency regional offices develop enforcement guidelines to protect the wetlands in their areas. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration issues guidances on workplace safety. Agency after agency issues guidelines every year to protect communities. “We’re literally talking about tens of thousands of things over more than twenty years,” he said.


https://theintercept.com/2018/04/20/rep ... gulations/


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 Post subject: Re: Congress
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I'm so glad I clicked that link five minutes before I go home for the weekend.

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bune wrote:
I'm so glad I clicked that link five minutes before I go home for the weekend.

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;) have a great weekend!


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