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O’Connor: U.S Supreme Court may have blown it by getting involved in 2000 election

Source: Kansas City Star

Sandra Day O’Connor, the first woman U.S. Supreme Court justice, is expressing doubts over the court’s historic involvement in the 2000 presidential election.

Just maybe, O’Connor said over the weekend, the high court should have stayed out of the 2000 election.

“Maybe the court should have said, ‘We’re not going to take it, goodbye,’” O’Connor told the Chicago Tribune editorial board in reference to the controversial Bush v. Gore decision. “It turned out the election authorities in Florida hadn’t done a real good job there and kind of messed it up. And probably the Supreme Court added to the problem at the end of the day.”

It’s not the first time O’Connor has expressed doubt about siding with the majority in the 5-4 decision. In a 2010 interview, she said she didn’t know if it was right. But, she added, she didn’t worry about it because several recounts found that Bush would have won the state regardless.

Read more: http://www.kansascity.com/2013/04/29/4208790/oconnor-us-surpeme-court-may-have.html

What a crock of shit! The recounts found that Gore would have won. Hey bitch, feel guilty about all those people killed in the Iraq war?
Posted by Seedersandleechers | Mon Apr 29, 2013, 07:18 PM (12 replies)

Belize Court Protects Barrier Reef from Unsafe Oil Drilling

BELIZE CITY, Belize, April 18, 2013 (ENS) – In a case brought by environment groups, Belize’s Supreme Court has declared offshore oil drilling contracts issued by the Government of Belize in 2004 and 2007 null and void.

The ruling halts the Belizean government’s immediate effort to allow offshore oil drilling in the Meso American Reef, the world’s second largest barrier reef.

The ruling by Justice Oswell Legall was in response to a case brought by Oceana, Citizens Organized for Liberty through Action, COLA, and the Belize Coalition to Save Our Natural Heritage.

One of Jacques Cousteau’s top 10 scuba sites, Belize’s Blue Hole was scheduled for oil drilling. (Photo by USGS)


Posted by Seedersandleechers | Sat Apr 20, 2013, 01:56 AM (5 replies)

Dolphin Assisted Fishing

Laguna is a Brazilian city located in the southern state of Santa Catarina.

An interesting collaboration has developed in Laguna: a pod of bottlenose dolphins drive fish towards fishermen who stand at the beach in shallow waters. Then one dolphin rolls over, which the fishermen take as sign to throw out their nets. The dolphins feed on the escaping fish. They were not trained for this behavior; the collaboration has been going on at least since 1847. The phenomenon – which also occurs in parts of West Africa but nowhere else in the world – has for years attracted marine biologists and natural historians to Laguna to study the bizarre, communal relationship.

Posted by Seedersandleechers | Fri Apr 19, 2013, 09:47 PM (7 replies)

Critically ill woman faces jail time if she goes forward with life-saving abortion

Source: Salon.com

In addition to her health complications, doctors have confirmed that the fetus has anencephaly and is non-viable

According to a report from Amnesty International, a seriously ill and pregnant El Salvadorian woman may face jail time if she goes forward with a life-saving and medically-recommended abortion. Abortion is illegal under all circumstances in El Salvador.

The 22-year-old mother of one, identified only as Beatriz, is four-and-a-half months pregnant, but her doctors have confirmed that the fetus has anencephaly (developing without a brain and certain parts of the skull) and that the pregnancy is non-viable. In addition to the fetal diagnosis, Beatriz is experiencing critical health complications related to her lupus and kidney disease.

The hospital treating Beatriz requested legal permission to perform the abortion more than a month ago, but authorities have still not agreed to let them proceed. Now, if government policy and religious ideology interfering with a woman’s right to access abortion care or a doctor’s ability to exercise medical judgment and save a woman’s life sounds familiar, it should.

Read more: http://www.salon.com/2013/04/18/critically_ill_woman_faces_jail_time_if_she_goes_forward_with_life_saving_abortion/
Posted by Seedersandleechers | Thu Apr 18, 2013, 03:54 PM (62 replies)

Dennis Johnson (R-Duncan, Oklahoma) -- "They might try to Jew me down

They aren't even shy about their bigotry!
Posted by Seedersandleechers | Thu Apr 18, 2013, 03:27 PM (13 replies)

Plane brought back to gate at Logan Airport

Source: Myfoxboston.com

BOSTON (MyFoxBoston.com) – Sources told FOX 25 there was an American Airlines flight that was headed to Chicago. There were two men on that plane – not sitting next to each other – and speaking Arabic.

There were some concerned marathoners on the flight so the plane was brought back to the gate and the two men were escorted off the plane.

No other details were immediately available.

Read more: http://www.myfoxboston.com/story/21988916/2013/04/16/plane-brought-back-to-gate-at-logan-airport#ixzz2QdbUfrar

Not this shit again.
Posted by Seedersandleechers | Tue Apr 16, 2013, 04:41 PM (32 replies)

Look for the helpers

Posted by Seedersandleechers | Tue Apr 16, 2013, 02:12 PM (0 replies)
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