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  • Jeff Buchanan
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    On the Mandate thing ..... if the Supremes follow the law, they'll enjoin it. An exception might be where an organization receives federal funding.

    At the district court level, federal judges, when hearing cases involving challenges to all kinds of COVID mandates have ruled in favor of them in public settings but not in private ones. The exceptions have been in states where state governments have outlawed them as in TX and FL, not sure about others.

    When the state legislation is crafted carefully, it seems to stand up to the court's scrutiny and generally follows precedent in matters where state's rights lawfully trump federal laws ..... not all of this is black and white and talent might want to weigh in here when state and federal laws conflict. In FL, for example, the Desantis enacted laws against federal or local/county vaccine and masking mandates have withstood court challenges as far as I know and follow this stuff.

    If the court allows them in private businesses it is a certain sign that if it is not already, the SCOTUS has become overtly politicized with a decidedly illiberal take on the law and the constitution. Scary shit.

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  • Hannibal
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    Originally posted by THE_WIZARD_ View Post
    Sotomayor is a certified moron. I think the R's were afraid to vote against her because of being a minority female. She is way left on the Martin-Quinn scale.
    She is a Wise Latina.

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  • THE_WIZARD_
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    January 8th is also a commemorative day. It's Elvis' birthday.

    "...Let's get one thing straight...or I'm walkin' too...I don't work on January 8th...cuz that's Elvis' birthday...uh huh huh huh..."
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  • THE_WIZARD_
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    Sotomayor is a certified moron. I think the R's were afraid to vote against her because of being a minority female. She is way left on the Martin-Quinn scale.

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  • lineygoblue
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    Obama thought Sotomoyor, Kagan and Merrick Garland were the best people available. He got two of them on the bench.

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  • THE_WIZARD_
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    If we can't win this one...with a fairly conservative court...we are fucking doomed.

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  • iam416
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    Sotomayor is bad. Just a terrible questioner. She speechifies with nary an iota of interest in asking a real question. Kagan is usually much better.

    I’m not sure how they’ll rule after reading the transcript.

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  • THE_WIZARD_
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    Having now rewatched the Supreme Court hearing on vax mandates...I can say with certainty that Justice Sodomayor is not only a nutjob...but dumb as a bag of rocks. How the hell did she get where she is. Kagan and Breyer aren't much better and Roberts seems middle of the road. You know damn well if the court packing happens (I don't think that happens but...) but there will be more Sodomayors coming in the future if there is a D POTUS...fucking scary as hell.

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  • Dr. Strangelove
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    Crash's favorite auditors, the Cyber Ninjas, have disbanded and may declare bankruptcy after an Arizona Judge found them in contempt and ordered them to pay $50,000 A DAY until they turn over the documents he had demanded they release. The very same day they disbanded, seemingly in an effort to dodge the fines and avoid turning over any documents. It's got even the most hardened MAGA fans wondering if it was all just a big scam (SPOILERS: It was)

    https://www.thedailybeast.com/cyber-...r-court-ruling

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  • CGVT
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    Originally posted by Obi-Jon View Post
    With 68 new record highs for the S&P 500 in year one of Chairman Poopypants, I'll take more of the same please.

    A crypto crash will only affect those idiots that invested in tulips in the first place.

    Boomers are cashing out. I've moved 80% of my retirement out of the stock market. At the end of this year I'll do the same with my personal investments. You can't time the market but you can lock in profits. Statistically the year following a bull performance returns about 8%. Its a good time to be approaching retirement.
    I'm letting mine ride. Other than my military retirement, that I look at as having 1 mil that is safe and makes me about 5.5% per year, I am 100% in the market. Since I sold my house last year, I have a pretty big pile of cash that I need to do something with. I am going to buy 10k of I Bonds for both my wife and me with a bit of it (10K is max per person per year) . I Bonds are paying 7.12% for the next six month before they adjust for inflation again so they are about the best safe investment going right now. If you cash them in less than a year you lose the interest, 1-5 years you are penalized three months and after 5 years there is no penalty to cash them out. They are subject to Federal taxes but are exempt from state and local taxes. For short term they are a pretty good place to stash some cash.

    BTW, I'll take a steady 8% in the market. It isn't going to keep going up 20+% forever.

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  • THE_WIZARD_
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    Bubbleboy?

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  • Obi-Jon
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    With 68 new record highs for the S&P 500 in year one of Chairman Poopypants, I'll take more of the same please.

    A crypto crash will only affect those idiots that invested in tulips in the first place.

    Boomers are cashing out. I've moved 80% of my retirement out of the stock market. At the end of this year I'll do the same with my personal investments. You can't time the market but you can lock in profits. Statistically the year following a bull performance returns about 8%. Its a good time to be approaching retirement.

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  • THE_WIZARD_
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    Rich got richer under year 1 of Biden. Wonder if the lapdog media will report Chairman Poopypants as Champion of the Wealthy...

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  • Hannibal
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