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Politics and Government / Re: Massively Deadly Gaza Protests
« Last post by The_Queen on Today at 01:04:58 pm »
A lot of good fencing was lost that day.
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Politics and Government / Re: Mr. Trump Goes to Washington
« Last post by dpareja on Today at 12:36:52 pm »
I'd have to look up the relevant cases but in the 1940s SCOTUS sometimes overturned itself within a few years or even months. For instance, they ruled that schools could compel students to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance, rejecting a Free Exercise argument from a Jehovah's Witness... and a few years later reversed themselves on Free Expression grounds (which is actually stronger, because it means you don't need any sort of reason to refuse to stand for the Pledge or the anthem or salute the flag or whatever).
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Bug Reports / Re: What’s going on with fstdt.com?
« Last post by BobRumba on Today at 11:10:07 am »
Even with my limited knowledge of such things I never got the impression it was a hacker, although I did wonder why something that worked just fine for so long without any ugly error screens suddenly starting giving them.
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Bug Reports / Re: What’s going on with fstdt.com?
« Last post by RavynousHunter on Today at 10:58:49 am »
If I'm reading the error it gives correctly, then do NOT qualify whomever did this (assuming this wasn't just a freak bug, which happens a LOT) with the term "hacker."  Because, if that is the case, then its likely the mainpage was the victim of a SQL injection attack, which any asshole with 2 minutes and access to Wikipedia can accomplish.
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Politics and Government / Re: Mr. Trump Goes to Washington
« Last post by SCarpelan on Today at 06:15:19 am »
That's actually the whole point of the Amendment process.  To overturn the Supreme Court decisions.  It's why the SCOTUS very rarely contradicts itself regardless of what laws are thrown at it.  Even if you throw a million anti-Roe vs. Wade laws at it, SCOTUS will refuse to even hear the cases because it doesn't contradict itself.

Ironbite-its why anti-abortion laws die so often.

I've heard the Supreme Court can contradict itself and create a new interpretation but it only does it if the interpretation is old enough. If I recall right some people were worried around the election that Roe vs Wade is getting to the age where this might be possible.

... aand with some google-fu I confirmed this. Brown vs Board of Education created a new interpretation that the "separate but equal" racial segregation doctrine is unconstitutional. This directly overturned Plessy vs Ferguson that had created the doctrine.
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Politics and Government / Massively Deadly Gaza Protests
« Last post by Kanzenkankaku on Today at 05:51:38 am »
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-palestinians-protests-casualti/death-toll-in-gaza-protests-up-to-52-palestinian-health-ministry-idUSKCN1IF2BZ

Death count exceeding 52, the latest chapter in the highly contentious and controversial Israel-Palestine conflict, this time launched by people who are angry that the US Embassy in Israel was moved to Jerusalem, which is now recognized as the Israeli capital by the US government.
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The Lounge / Re: The Funny/Stupid Pics Thread
« Last post by Kanzenkankaku on Today at 05:24:52 am »
Porcupinecones
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Politics and Government / Re: Mr. Trump Goes to Washington
« Last post by Kanzenkankaku on Today at 05:20:19 am »
That's actually the whole point of the Amendment process.  To overturn the Supreme Court decisions.  It's why the SCOTUS very rarely contradicts itself regardless of what laws are thrown at it.  Even if you throw a million anti-Roe vs. Wade laws at it, SCOTUS will refuse to even hear the cases because it doesn't contradict itself.

Ironbite-its why anti-abortion laws die so often.

We're so very lucky anti-abortion lawmakers are as stupid as they are, otherwise they would have learned by now.
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Bug Reports / Re: What’s going on with fstdt.com?
« Last post by Barbarella on May 19, 2018, 11:54:35 pm »
I doubt its intentional.  If the site were going down permanently, we'd be redirected to some domain registrar or something.  As it is, it looks like something broke in the backend while Shy's absent.

As it is, it looks like something broke in the backend while Shy's absent.

Well, it's going on a month now and there's been no word.  I've likewise been trying to find people like Anon-E-Moose by using Google but can't find him either.

I did regularly visit the part of the site where Shy chatted and there was no mention or warning.  This is what has me privately worried.

I know! I wonder if it was hacked by some wingnut hacker....perhaps some smelly 4Chan /pol/ jerk or something?

Shy's probably so busying fixing things that it could take months. Remember; FSTDT is VAST and goes back many years!

Shy could at least take a break, say hi and give a quick explanation of what the heck's going on.


I miss my FSTDTs buds, there like Anon-e-moose.

Hey MOOSE! If you're out there, come here, okay?

Maybe the next thing to do is go through the member list on this forum (could be time consuming, I know) to locate familiar names and page them over here to discuss?

Good idea!
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The Lounge / Re: Random Thoughts Thread
« Last post by Kanzenkankaku on May 19, 2018, 11:19:51 pm »
What if "Mike" was actually short for "Micycle"?

How many wheels would that contraption have?
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