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    Okay, people, go away!

    We don't do your homework for you. What have you found out so far? But you can go to the librarian at school and ask her to show you how to use CINAHL. Or perhaps she can do an interlibrary loan thing to the library where klone is, and when you have their URL you can hack into their HVAC system and make them evacuate the place. Or something. :)
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    When my sweet husband wakes up in the morning and says, "Would you like me to cook up some bacon?" the only thing that prevents me from dragging him back to bed and ravishing him out of sheer adoration is the thought of delaying the bacon cooking.
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    Jehovah's witness nurse and blood transfusion

    ... where we will say, "Is this homework? Tell us what you think before we chime in." For those of you who don't regularly hang out in the student fora, I recommend this as an approach. Saves resentment and teaches the students to learn more than "Duh, I'll just hit 'send' and get the answer to paste into my homework."
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    Taking attendance for the COB

    (brief emergency check-in) If you don't want to pay for membership, you can still remember to paste the secret siggy at the bottom of all your emails before you hit send. That's free. Let 'em know how many there are. No application, no dues (sorry, OCN :) ), no qualifying. If you think you're in, you're in. That's what they told me when I signed up. (signing off) (and soooo close to 10,000 posts, too)
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    "Turns Out Lawsuits Have Rules"

    Yes and yes, but why would you care?
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    "Turns Out Lawsuits Have Rules"

    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/07/31/1318130/-Turns-out-that-lawsuits-have-rules?detail=email THU JUL 31, 2014 AT 12:29 PM PDT I'm pretty excited about the GOP lawsuit against the administration because it turns out they are coming into my little world of trial law. There are rules and case law here that govern how to deal with ridiculous law suits like this one. Drew S They even provide for getting rid of lawsuits before the GOP can ask a single question or demand a single document or hold a single deposition. Turns out that, unlike State courts, Federal courts have limited jurisdiction. There must be a certain amount in controversy or have a unique Constitutional question. So I feel pretty good about this thing going away in a big damn hurry. Let me introduce you to the Federal Rules of Civil procedure. Its a set of 86 rules covering several large areas within trial law including starting cases, discovery, trial and post trial. Its pretty complete and we spend a lot of time on it in law school. Among these include rule 12 entitled: "Defenses and Objections: When and How Presented; Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings; Consolidating Motions; Waiving Defenses; Pretrial Hearing" I want to introduce you to two specific sections 12(b) and 12©. My story continues below. 12(b) provides: "(b) How to Present Defenses. Every defense to a claim for relief in any pleading must be asserted in the responsive pleading if one is required. But a party may assert the following defenses by motion: (1) lack of subject-matter jurisdiction; (2) lack of personal jurisdiction; (3) improper venue; (4) insufficient process; (5) insufficient service of process; (6) failure to state a claim upon which relief can be granted; and (7) failure to join a party under Rule 19" 12© is the mechanism for making it all go bye-bye: "© Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings. After the pleadings are closed--but early enough not to delay trial--a party may move for judgment on the pleadings." So there you have it. Very simple really. Federal courts can hear cases that have unique federal questions or in disputes between people of 2 states with more than $75,000 in controversy. Given all this there are likely 2 ways to trip up the GOP case by the time the first conference hearing is set: There is no subject-matter jurisdiction and there will be a failure to state a claim upon which relief can be granted (Rule 12(b)(1) and Rule 12(b)(6). Given that I really don't have the time to write a Memo of Points and Authorities for the Administrations Motion to Dismiss, let me simply point out a few things: 1. The GOP wants to force the Administration to execute a law faster. The administration has never said it would not execute the law, just not now. Not sure, but pretty sure the Executive Branch is in charge of enforcing law, not Congress, so ****. What in fact are we talking about here? 2. The GOP will need to show some sort of damage. Since they have repeatedly (50 times or so) have tried to repeal ACA, clearly they have not been damaged by a delayed enforcement of a part of the ACA when the don't want any of it enforced...at all. No damages. No case (i.e., they won't be able "to state a claim upon which relief can be granted.") All this said, I do think there can be any number of counter-claims the Administration can file that could file. Just spit-balling here but there are any number of torts that can be tossed out there from intentional tort to economic torts. However, my favorite thing here is that since they are trying to compel him to do something, they are asking for relief under equity. My favorite maxim in equity law is that you must ask for equity with "clean hands." As in, have you contributed to the problem? I'm not sure that the judge will be able to keep a straight face.
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    What Would You Do?

    The very first thing I'd do is stock up on all the expensive alcohol I could carry from the corner liquor store. That would be at a premium and it's not something I want to spend a lot of time making myself. I am fortunate that we have a barn full of camping equipment and a woodshed and wood lot full of fuel, and a woodstove, so I could cook and stay warm in sub-zero temps (yep, I've slept out in Maine in January). I'm near enough to a pond to get drinking water and have a near-infinite supply of iodide pills to clean it up prn, or I could boil it. I have lots of herbs (including digitalis) and wild plants here, too. I can fish and dig shellfish in walking distance, too. We have rabbits and wild turkeys here, and deer. So my plan would be to return to the 17th century and live as my ancestors did twenty miles from here. I know how to butcher an animal and make soap with fat and lye from the wood ashes, save the fat for cooking and calories later, I can tan leather with the animal's brain and acorns. I could birth babies, stitch up wounds, and treat dropsy (that's the digitalis), set bones with bark plasters, treat fevers with willow, get vitamin C from pine needles to treat scurvy, and all sorts of things like that. We have a pretty good garden in the summer, and I know how to put up food without a modern kitchen and save seeds. We have apples, berries, grapes, dandelions, and more. If they didn't burn me at the stake as a witch I figure I could trade care services for food, too. I have hand tools and know how to use, sharpen, and maintain them. The cats would have to catch their own food, but they're pretty good at that already.
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    Older Ladies Love Song!!

    http://biggeekdad.com/2014/06/older-ladies-love-song/ Y'all are gonna LOVE this!