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  •  Hey - it works for the anti-abortion folks. (11+ / 0-)

    Mandate something that no one will likely provide (like hospital admitting privileges) then close the formerly legal clinics providing still legal services because they suddenly can't meet these new requirements.

    TRAP: Targeted Regulation of Arms Providers.

    For my own safety, I had to assume you were a bad guy with a gun. Sorry.

    by here4tehbeer on Tue Jun 10, 2014 at 11:30:37 AM PDT

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    •  That would validate the TRAP anti-abortion laws. (0+ / 0-)

      I really don't want to validate the targeted regulation of abortion providers.

      MLK Jr 1968 "Maybe we just have to admit that the day of violence is here, and maybe we have to just give up and let violence take its course. The nation won't listen to our voice - maybe it'll heed the voice of violence."

      by JayFromPA on Tue Jun 10, 2014 at 03:15:04 PM PDT

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      •  I have that argument with myself all the time, (1+ / 0-)
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        and so far the pros still outweigh the cons in my book.

        But then I'm also somewhat an optimist :)

        For my own safety, I had to assume you were a bad guy with a gun. Sorry.

        by here4tehbeer on Tue Jun 10, 2014 at 08:19:41 PM PDT

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        •  Remember the forced abortions. (1+ / 0-)
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          You say you are somewhat of an optimist. Let me remind you of this...

          Abramoff took on the Northern Mariana Islands as a client in 1995. Abramoff and his law firm were paid at least $6.7 million by the CNMI government from 1995 to 2001.[1]

          The CNMI is a US commonwealth and thus may apply the "Made in USA" label to goods manufactured on Saipan.

          Frank Murkowski, then Republican Senator from Alaska and chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, submitted a bill to extend the protection of U.S. minimum-wage labor laws to the workers in the CNMI.

          In testimony before the Senate, it was described that 91% of the private-sector workforce were immigrants, and were being paid barely half the U.S. minimum hourly wage. Stories also emerged of workers forced to live behind barbed wire in squalid shacks without plumbing. A Department of the Interior report found that "Chinese women were subject to forced abortions and that women and children were subject to forced prostitution in the local sex-tourism industry." [2] The Senate passed the Murkowski worker reform bill unanimously. The bill was then blocked by Tom DeLay in the house

          While on an all-expenses-paid trip to those islands of forced prostitution and forced abortions, Tom DeLay is quoted as saying to his hosts:
          "When one of my closest and dearest friends, Jack Abramoff, your most able representative in Washington, D.C., invited me to the islands, I wanted to see firsthand the free-market success and the progress and reform you have made."
          Mind you, this was all going on immediately around/before the lewinsky era.

          I may not be as optimistic as you are when it comes to trusting simple humans to be responsible with their power. This lack of optimism may be one of the driving motivations behind my support for the power to be decentralized away from governmental control, with one of those forms of power being guns.

          MLK Jr 1968 "Maybe we just have to admit that the day of violence is here, and maybe we have to just give up and let violence take its course. The nation won't listen to our voice - maybe it'll heed the voice of violence."

          by JayFromPA on Tue Jun 10, 2014 at 11:11:03 PM PDT

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