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  •  I hope that once burned (2+ / 0-)

    they will be twice shy.

    In my avatar, the blue bars show how many want Reps who COMPROMISE; the aqua bars show who wants Reps who STAND FAST no matter what. (Left=Overall; Center=Democrats; Right=Republicans.) And there's the problem!

    by Seneca Doane on Sat Oct 01, 2011 at 04:05:48 PM PDT

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    •  The city paid out $561 million in (3+ / 0-)

      judgments last year.  The top lawyer says the law of torts should be changed.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MuzZQ8LTE2c

      by hannah on Sat Oct 01, 2011 at 04:57:32 PM PDT

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      •  The top lawyer is (7+ / 0-)

        whistling past the graveyard.

        I, personally, would like a gram of fat to be only 2 calories.

        In my avatar, the blue bars show how many want Reps who COMPROMISE; the aqua bars show who wants Reps who STAND FAST no matter what. (Left=Overall; Center=Democrats; Right=Republicans.) And there's the problem!

        by Seneca Doane on Sat Oct 01, 2011 at 05:24:08 PM PDT

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        •  The top lawyer, (2+ / 0-)
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          actually the City's Corporation Counsel (nice that they identify the city as a corporation) is Michael A. Cardozo, whose grandfather's first cousin, Benjamin Cardozo, is the apparent beneficiary of "what's in a name."  Before being hired by Bloomberg, he was a sports attorney.  So, he's probably temperamentally inclined to seeing everything as a contest, in this case between the law and the mob, without much regard for human rights.  One of his "successes" noted in his resume was defending the city's right to inspect purses on the subway.
          'Course, the security of the person has never been properly recognized as a right.  Probably because our agents of government find it much harder to keep their hands off other people than providing security for an amorphous concept like the nation.

          We are supposed to assume that the nation is an all-inclusive entity, but we should know from our experience with national socialism that it's an anti-person concept -- an idea that trumps the human being.

          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MuzZQ8LTE2c

          by hannah on Sun Oct 02, 2011 at 02:27:57 AM PDT

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          •  Yeah, I've been part of negotiations with that (0+ / 0-)

            office before re damages in a civil rights case.  They are very good at believing whatever it is beneficial for them to believe.  (Within the profession, that is considered admirable.)

            In my avatar, the blue bars show how many want Reps who COMPROMISE; the aqua bars show who wants Reps who STAND FAST no matter what. (Left=Overall; Center=Democrats; Right=Republicans.) And there's the problem!

            by Seneca Doane on Sun Oct 02, 2011 at 09:27:17 AM PDT

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    •  They've been burned before (1+ / 0-)
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      and not learned a lesson.

      The federal government is basically an insurance company with an army. Paul Krugman

      by Heart of the Rockies on Sat Oct 01, 2011 at 09:21:56 PM PDT

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