We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
"California could become the first state to guarantee that transgender students are allowed to play school sports on teams that match their gender identity."
BD: Once again, you have shown the pride you feel in our two great sister states, CT and CA. Despite both starting with the letter 'C' and being composed of 10 to 11 letters, a boast no other state can make, the similarities between our two native states simply borders on the amazing.
As was the case in the House, every Republican voted against the bill, including five GOP senators who voted for a similar measure four years ago. Democrats Paul Doyle of Wethersfield and Joan Hartley of Waterbury joined all 14 Republicans in opposing the bill.
Yes, it's just awful when Democrats have their way, but what can we do? Despite these setbacks, we still realize our two great native states are the best in the union. Long live CT and CA, sister states forever!
What happened to the idea that for every law passed, two have to be retired? Sunset laws? Remember the K.I.S.S. days-of-Aquarius when people danced in the street and some saavy restauranteur came up with Cinco de Mayo to sell more tequila? Chicago. 1968.
What the EU is proposing is "whatever is not explicitly permitted is forbidden", and what you have linked to is not only "whatever is not explicitly forbidden is permitted", but -
a) the infringement is a private tort (enforced by civil lawsuit) not a crime, and
b) the prohibition is very narrowly tailored, and was agreed to in advance by the supposed farmer/victim:
Pioneer had Bowman sign an agreement identical to Monsanto’s Technology Agreement, which limited the use of the seeds to a single season. Monsanto also sent Bowman a letter directly, which notified Bowman that he could not replant any form of Monsanto’s herbicide resistant seeds
The court concluded that Bowman retained the right to sell second-generation seeds as feed or for any other number of uses, but he was prohibited from replanting them in any form.
Okay, if this whole transgendered thing goes through, I will be sitting and waiting for the first lawsuit when a girl gets hurt by a transgendered and much stronger 'girl' on the field. At least those who think Title IX was unnecessary will be happy...we have now come full circle! Boys can play on girls teams and girls can play on boys teams. Why not just have non-gendered sports then?
Before I read the story at the link I thought about that tag-line, "Thought about aborting one twin". I imagined that it was directly related to the Gosnoll trial.
Because it seemed to me that if that monster is acquitted then third trimester and even live birth abortions will become the new "cost effective" choice for the harvesting of the preferred baby type. Want a boy not a girl? After they come out of the shoot, then make your decision and inject/snip the reject. Ancient Sparta will have nothing on us, not since Sodom and Gomorrah will a society have been so successful in setting aside the ancient laws and human instincts of our forefathers.
I wish we had blown ourselves up with the Soviets as the denouement of the Cold War, at least we would have died clean.