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Ohios Insane Guns Everywhere Bill Covers Airports, Childcare Centers, and Even Police Stations

Cliff Schecter

12.07.16 1:00 AM ET
If there’s one piece of legislation that captures the agonizing state of our fact-free and far-from-brave-new Trump world, it’s the Guns Everywhere bill being “debated” by the Tea Party-heavy lawmakers in my home state of Ohio. Its very existence is a reminder that indisputable facts are not kryptonite to the bullshit peddled by bought-off pols, but they’re what we have, so let’s shine whatever light we can on the many ways the bill’s both dippy and dangerous.

Currently only trained law-enforcement officers can bring guns into day-care centers. Yet this law would let anyone carry concealed, loaded guns into your toddlers’ safe spaces.

Speaking of law enforcement, do you think it would be easier for them to protect themselves if any churlish citizen could pack hidden heat in police stations? The mummified Ohio Legislature and their benefactors at the swinish, Putinized National Rifle Association do.

How about porting guns into airports? Sure!


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Malta becomes first country in Europe to ban 'gay cure' therapy

New law says 'no sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression constitutes a disorder, disease or shortcoming of any sort'

by Charlotte England

Malta has become the first country in Europe to ban gay conversion therapy.

A new bill, which passed unanimously, stipulates that any medical professional found guilty of prescribing the so-called ‘gay cure’ therapy will be fined or sent to prison.

According to the new law, trying to "change, repress or eliminate a person's sexual orientation, gender identity and/or gender expression" is now a criminal offense.


Green delight as Trump's Irish wall plans withdrawn

Donald Trump's plan to erect a huge sea wall at his Irish golf course has been withdrawn in the light of stiff opposition.

The original application cited rising sea levels as a result of climate change as a key reason for the protective barrier.

But environmental campaigners opposed the two-mile long development saying it threatened a rare breed of snail.

A new plan with smaller wall is expected to be submitted shortly.


Bob Dole Worked Behind the Scenes on Trump-Taiwan Call

WASHINGTON — Former Senator Bob Dole, acting as a foreign agent for the government of Taiwan, worked behind the scenes over the past six months to establish high-level contact between Taiwanese officials and President-elect Donald J. Trump’s staff, an effort that culminated last week in an unorthodox telephone call between Mr. Trump and Taiwan’s president.

Mr. Dole, a lobbyist with the Washington law firm Alston & Bird, coordinated with Mr. Trump’s campaign and the transition team to set up a series of meetings between Mr. Trump’s advisers and officials in Taiwan, according to disclosure documents filed last week with the Justice Department. Mr. Dole also assisted in Taiwan’s successful efforts to include language favorable to it in the Republican Party platform, according to the documents.

Mr. Dole’s firm received $140,000 from May to October for the work, according to the documents.

The documents suggest that President-elect Trump’s decision to take a telephone call from the president of Taiwan, Tsai Ing-wen, was less a ham-handed diplomatic gaffe and more the result of a well-orchestrated plan by Taiwan, one that sought to use the election of a new president to deepen its relationship with the United States — with an assist from a seasoned lobbyist well versed in the machinery of Washington.



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