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Tue May 14, 2019, 11:10 PM

Alabama passed it. Alabama's gonna pay for it -- more than it does for its 6,000 foster children.



[Alabama] paid the ACLU and Planned Parenthood $1.7 million dollars in 2016, after the legislature passed a law requiring abortion providers to have hospital admitting privileges. This requirement was struck down as unconstitutional.

“Legislators in Alabama have wasted millions of dollars on trying to get involved in a woman’s personal healthcare decisions. They stand to lose millions more if they pass this patently unconstitutional attempt to ban abortion,” said Dillon Nettles, policy analyst for the ACLU of Alabama.


https://www.aclu.org/press-releases/aclu-alabama-responds-possible-abortion-ban-bill?redirect=news/aclu-alabama-responds-possible-abortion-ban-bill

Georgia, Ohio, Kentucky and Mississippi passed fetal heartbeat laws this year, banning abortions at around 6 weeks, before many women know they are pregnant.

Similar motions have been introduced in Florida, Louisiana, South Carolina, Illinois, Maryland, Minnesota, New York, West Virginia, Missouri and Tennessee, the pro-choice Guttmacher Institute notes.

Why it matters: Supreme Court rulings have been cited to allow abortions up to 24 weeks during pregnancy when the fetus is not viable — or when a woman's health or life is at risk.

But conservatives have been advancing much more restrictive policies in the past few years, hoping to spark a fresh Supreme Court case now that Justice Brett Kavanaugh has replaced Anthony Kennedy.

These are the likely arenas for appeals.

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Response to ancianita (Original post)

Tue May 14, 2019, 11:12 PM

1. K&R

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Response to ancianita (Original post)

Tue May 14, 2019, 11:15 PM

2. What will happen with Huntsville?

NASA has a major rocket development center in Huntsville. That is where the engines for the Saturn 5 were developed. The employees are all federal employees. Could this make it harder for Huntsville to get the technical talent they need there?

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Response to flyingfysh (Reply #2)

Tue May 14, 2019, 11:18 PM

3. Right? Next thing you know, they'll be firing pregnant engineers because what the hell ...

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Response to flyingfysh (Reply #2)

Wed May 15, 2019, 01:17 AM

8. I have a good friend wo works in Huntsville.. he is one of the top aerospace, aeronautical engineers

at Boeing.


Got moved there from SoCal.
Hates the place. But if one HAS to live in Talibamistan, Huntsville is one of the better places.

Plus, they gave MICROWAVE DAVE AND THE NUKES !!! 🤣

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Response to ancianita (Original post)

Tue May 14, 2019, 11:29 PM

4. This is an all out war on women.

By white republican men, who claim to be christian. They are not.

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Response to ancianita (Original post)

Tue May 14, 2019, 11:33 PM

5. The crazy anti-choice laws in GA, AL etc make me wonder if our elections

are already irreversibly compromised. How could they do this and not expect to be booted? How??

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Response to ecstatic (Reply #5)

Tue May 14, 2019, 11:51 PM

6. It's Alabama. You oppress someone, you get rewarded. Stockholmies always ready to help.

My opinion? The ERA must get passed to give women fundamental constitutional equal rights protection.

We're talking about the larger interests of 52% of the country.

The majority. 173.9 million women in the U.S. compared to 167.08 million men.

You want a shit hole country? Just invoke christian sharia.

Countries where men dominate have more men than women, more boy babies than girl babies, with all the attendant suffering of the dominated, all that wasted human potential. Funny how that works.

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Response to ancianita (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 12:30 AM

7. Conscious men need not be reminded that this is not a spectator sport. This is about democracy.

As was stated here the other day, "one side believes women are simply THINGS."

One side believes women have no prior constitutional rights of life, liberty, etc., etc., god-given free will or bodily autonomy the instant they have sex -- in war or peace, sharia theocracy or secular democracy. I've heard one allegedly liberal man (I thought he was my friend) call a grown woman a jizz bucket. Other men call them not much better than bothersome incubators.

The other side thinks women are actual humans.

When men war to control women through the law, men hate American law, human equality, god-given free will, bodily autonomy and freedom.

Freedom and equality are the constitutional law of the land.
Free will is god-given.
Bodily autonomy is not dictated by king or man, but constitutional law and science.

This is a nation of laws, not of men.

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Response to ancianita (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 01:21 AM

9. ...

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Response to ancianita (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 01:27 AM

10. want revenge? americans need offense vs trump/putin and rw radio is very vulnerable

- here are 2 ways to punish GA GOP and GOP in general.

1) universities in GA that helped do this can be protested. from republiconradio.org - GEORGIA 14 Georgia 7, Georgia Tech 5, Georgia Southern 2 - those schools broadcast sports on 14 limbaugh stations. they give them cred and help them attract advertisers. all those stations follow the limbaugh lead. the local blowhards on those stations have to be pro republican and anti choice or they lose their jobs.

if GA anti choice cons paid $1000/hr to support and elect republicans those stations would be worth $1,050,000/WEEK FREE to them (1000x15hrs/dayx5 =$75,000/ station)

what difference did that make in the stacey abrams 'defeat'? - how many points was that worth? in florida there are about 20 limbaugh stations that depend on florida universities like that - working againsnt gillum.. and in the next election?

students at those universities can protest right on campus - those schools have no excuse to keep supporting trump, global warming denial, and anti-choice motherfuckers. local GOP will freak out. all their pols know the importance of being able to ride limbaugh's/talk radio's trail of lies as well as RWTRs invisibility to the left.

2) anyone anywhere can record programs and podcasts on those stations and can use artificial intelligence-enhanced transcription such as at sonix.ai for $5/hr, and list advertisers with contact info with very little listening required. the companies that are helping republicans with this shit can be associated directly with the crap they sponsor.

when the ad industry realizes they're going to have to stop bundling advertisers onto those huge stations and start asking them all if they actually want to support anti-choice, trump, global warming denial they'll have to start applying actual market demand and it will kill the 20-1 monopoly. the ad industry will kill trump putin talk radio to be able to get their clients onto those huge radio stations without getting trashed. it's stoprush x 100.

from republiconradio.org

Artificial intelligence now makes it very easy to list talk radio advertisers
1) Record
Quicktime, on every Mac, is a basic app for recording audio streams. While playing the stream turn on Quicktime, go to 'File' and 'New Audio Recording'. Turn on the recorder and when you're done save it. With Quicktime it is necessary to have volume on. Other recording apps will allow recording multiple streams at the same time, pre scheduling, and editing.
2) Transcribe
At $5/hr and under, Sonix.ai may be the cheapest, quickest, and easiest transcription service. An hour takes minutes and is very accurate. When it's done they send an email with a link to the transcription in their editing program where it can be downloaded or tweaked and corrected on their site as you listen. It can also be stored there. The monthly subscription is $15 but they offer a 30 minutes free trial.
3) Search for "DOT" to identify advertisers
Live recordings of radio streams include advertisements and most announce web sites transcribed as "so-and-so-company dot com". Most advertisers can be found by searching for the word "dot". Sometimes the ads provided phone numbers. The Sonix text editor allows you to highlight and add notes. Each company or quote can get a note that is listed and numbered. The notes can then be copied and pasted elsewhere.
4) Contact
Most websites provide phone numbers and email addresses specifically for contact by potential customers. Complaint emails may get further up the chain of command than a phone call, and there's a lasting written record for employees to pass around. It may also be easier for sympathetic staff to pass on a comment to a boss in email form than personally.

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Response to certainot (Reply #10)

Wed May 15, 2019, 01:47 AM

11. I read this from you on another thread. It's great! Thank you! I'm going to try this on my Mac.

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Response to ancianita (Reply #11)

Wed May 15, 2019, 10:16 AM

12. great! let me know if you have any suggestions or questions.

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