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  •  Maybe you should consider a snark tag on the (16+ / 0-)

    above?

    And perhaps I'm a bit hair-triggered because of a couple of recent diaries, but - do you really consider that the strongest protest American women can make is to withhold sex? Sheesh.

    Aside from the likely rise in marital abuse and the extra money that will end up lining the pockets of America's pimps, it should produce no discernible results whatsoever in this instance, other than to reinforce the beliefs of a large number of men that women are incapable of real action.

    Sure, let's just abstain, rather than boycott. After all, it worked for Lysistrata. . . .

    mouseover the bar (I'm practicing for DK5)

    by serendipityisabitch on Sun Jul 06, 2014 at 02:08:21 AM PDT

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    •  The ruling has broader issues, (8+ / 0-)

      Huge issues, barn door wide open,

      And yup, all my guy friends are talking about ,.....

      FIFA,

      Yet well over half my female friends are we aware of the ruling, and many of those the broader issue.

      I am saying, sex sells. Wanna get the ruling front page for weeks, into even the op ed pages of the sports mags,....

      •  Okay, I see where you're coming from. Still, (6+ / 0-)

        given the current idiocy of the MSM at this time, it wouldn't be necessary to actually do it to get headlines, only to have someone prominent propose to do it. A little good solid spin, and it could become a nationwide fear tactic.

        mouseover the bar (I'm practicing for DK5)

        by serendipityisabitch on Sun Jul 06, 2014 at 02:34:02 AM PDT

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        •  Yup, supportive partners (3+ / 0-)
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          Could even talk it up with tragic stories to the MSM,

          Bring it up in the locker room , bbq's , baseball games, talk about the cost, then spin it off into the future, as if it were happening now, like what the Muslim Company is banning, the Mormon Corp is banning, how Goldman Sachs is starting the Church of Mammon,.....

          Get it viral, get it full on urban legend, get it bigger and deeper rooted than FEMA Internment camps,...

          •  One thing you forget, though - fear tactics (0+ / 0-)

            is what Rethuglicans do best. Bad idea, overall.

            mouseover the bar (I'm practicing for DK5)

            by serendipityisabitch on Sun Jul 06, 2014 at 08:39:02 AM PDT

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            •  "We" used to be good at it, (1+ / 0-)
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              Remember how afraid of workers they were after WWI, as d how we turned that fear into the 40 hour week, pensions and benifits and labour laws,

              Or how afraid they were of downtrodden minorities in the 50's and 60's and how we managed to turn that fear into the Civil Rights act and the thin veneer and illusion of equality,...

              Or how afraid of uppity women and dirty f$cken hippies they were in the 70's, how that fear resonates even today, and all the progressive legislation we got from that, like the EPA,...

              Or how the current fear of Occupy is actually getting some of the Plutocrats  and Politicians to actually notice the state of permenent feudal serfdom they have created, and that it might not be good for their long term health,.....

              We need to make them afraid, very afraid.

              •  Yes, in the same way that torture tended to get (0+ / 0-)

                better information out of people than trained interrogators did who could set up rapport with their subjects. Certainly.

                Fear is not a tool you want to count on - of all the ways to go that can turn and bite you in the ass, it's maybe the best.

                mouseover the bar (I'm practicing for DK5)

                by serendipityisabitch on Sun Jul 06, 2014 at 12:05:16 PM PDT

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                •  Oh yeah, (1+ / 0-)
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                  Negotiation and compromise has worked out so well for us the last thirty years,

                  Aside from less than two handfuls of Democratic Party Senators and Representatives, the Party sits clearly to the Right of Nixon,

                  And the Obama Administration for the most part, (trade, banking reform, jobs, unions, worker protections, economic justice, war crimes, torture, cover wars, arms deals, civil rights) might as well be the Reagan Administration,

                  And yet,the Administration  has nobody to negotiate with or compromise with, unless by negotiating and compromise, you mean moving further to the right.

                  The Ugly Reality is that other than organizing, GOTV and primaries, in most State and Federal Elections, I don't vote.

                  When the only difference between the Democratic Party Candidates and the Republican Party candidate on critical core issues like social and economic justice is the colour of the posters, doesn't make any difference if I vote or not,

                  And if the Republicans, as they have, time to time, run a Teabagger, voting for the Democratic Party candidate, is counterproductive in la politique du pris manner.

                  40 years ago, the political beliefs I held were, at the time,  slightly left of Centre.

                  I still hold the exact same political beliefs, but now they register to the far left.

                  The Establishment's, ( wow, that's dated, now we call it the MIC or the Plutocracy), fear of Workers, Women, Minorities and Dirty F$cken Hippies always was an irrational fear.

                  But I understand, you believe that this time, finally, for once, for sure, that catering to irrational fears will be successful,

                  What was it Einstein said .....

      •  Sorry. (11+ / 0-)

        I know your heart is in the right place but you are reducing women down to the pleasure that they can provide men.

        In our criminal justice system, a Republican is presumed innocent until the 2nd Coming. - Gooserock

        by ExpatGirl on Sun Jul 06, 2014 at 06:31:42 AM PDT

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      •  I haven't seem issue of HIPA discussed. The fact (7+ / 0-)

        only those designated my you are allowed to have access to your medical records seems to be violated if your employer is allows to determine the medical treatment you are to receive is a BIG issue with me.

        •  No HIPAA violation (2+ / 0-)
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          They don't need acces to your health records to elimate coverage from the insurance they offer.

          A frustrated liberal/progressive living in a red district. I feel like a fish out of water.

          by gaardvark on Sun Jul 06, 2014 at 08:50:07 AM PDT

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          •  But if your doctor recommends one of the fatal 4 (0+ / 0-)

            methods of Birth Control as the only one for you, will you get fired when the insurance is filed? That's where I see Hippa being compromised.

            •  the employer is not privy to the (0+ / 0-)

              medical care and services that are provided to the employee. Insurance companies do not report back to the employer what is utilized in the plan, by the employee.

              The insurance company simply 'covers/doesn't cover' what ever services are part of the plan that has been drawn up based on the employers insurance plan offered to the employee.

              If the employee files a claim for one of the 4 BC methods, the insurance will just respond back that the employee is responsible for the cost of the medicine/product/service 'in-full'. The insurance plan has the clause/specifics built right in it that outlines what is and is not covered.

              I am an Elizabeth Warren Democrat. Hillary is Third way, and it sure as hell ain't MY way

              by karma13612 on Sun Jul 06, 2014 at 11:03:13 AM PDT

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              •  It's more than the 4. The court clarified on Tu... (2+ / 0-)
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                It's more than the 4. The court clarified on Tues that the ruling alplies to all contraceptives.

                Also, HL is self insured. That allows (whether legal or not) certain veils to be pierced.

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