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Eliot Rosewater

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Help, I need info on who allowed assault weapons ban to expire?

My cousin who is trying to see both sides says both parties allowed that to happen, what are the facts?

I am researching but need help.

found this


https://www.npr.org/2019/08/13/750656174/the-u-s-once-had-a-ban-on-assault-weapons-why-did-it-expire


By the time those 10 years had passed, however, the political climate had changed.

Republicans by then had held the House throughout the period and the Senate for all but 18 months. The GOP had just increased its numbers in both chambers in the midterm elections of 2002, a political season dominated by anxiety after the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

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Feinstein and others made numerous efforts to restore the ban that year and over the next several years. When Barack Obama was elected president in 2008 he made renewing the ban part of his agenda. Efforts were mounted again after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in December 2012, but none bore fruit.

The attempt to reinstate the ban after Sandy Hook attracted 12 fewer votes in the Senate than Feinstein had mustered in an attempt to renew the ban in 2004.
Posted by Eliot Rosewater | Fri May 27, 2022, 02:56 PM (18 replies)

I trust Warren Burger on the 2nd Amendment...

Posted by Eliot Rosewater | Fri May 27, 2022, 01:50 PM (0 replies)

I wish people had listened when others talked about VOTER ID being unconstitutional

as it is a poll tax and the only way it isnt is if you walk up to everyone and hand them the ID that is required. I see there are other reasons why it is unconstitutional.

It is INFURIATING that the conversation isnt CAN you require voter ID but what kind...

https://aflcio.org/2014/5/9/25-reasons-why-voter-identification-laws-are-unconstitutional-courtesy-wisconsin




So here is basically every reason why voter ID laws are unconstitutional, discriminatory and at odds with the ideals that the United States is supposed to represent, courtesy of U.S. District Judge Lynn Adelman:

1. Under the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, a state is not allowed to pass laws that "unduly burden" the right to vote. According to the Supreme Court, even very minor burdens have to be justified as "sufficiently weighty to justify the limitation."

2. Adelman found precedent that a law could be invalidated if it placed an undue burden on subgroups of citizens, such as Latinos and African Americans, if the burdens placed on that population are not outweighed by the state's justification for the law that places those burdens on the voting subgroup.

3. The state of Wisconsin claimed that a voter identification law was necessary for "detecting and preventing in-person voter-impersonation fraud." Evidence presented to Judge Adelman showed that "virtually no voter impersonation" occurs in Wisconsin, finding literally no examples of this type of fraud in more than a decade of elections. Adelman said that "cases of potential voter-impersonation fraud occur so infrequently that no rational person familiar with the relevant facts could be concerned about them." Similar results have been found in other states.

4. The state said the law was necessary for "promoting public confidence in the integrity of the electoral process." No empirical evidence shows that voter ID laws like the one in Wisconsin actually increase confidence in the electoral process. Significant evidence, in fact, shows the opposite, that such laws decrease many voters confidence in the system, since the law is seen as a way to prevent certain types of voters from casting their ballot.

5. The state said the law was necessary for "detecting and deterring other types of voter fraud.” According to Adelman, ID proponents showed no evidence that an ID could prevent these other types of fraud, nor could she, in her words, "think of any way that it could." A felon who was voting illegally, for instance, could easily have an ID and no poll worker could tell from that ID that the person was an invalid voter.

6. The state said the law was necessary for "promoting orderly election administration and accurate record keeping." Adelson argued that the only way a voter ID could support this goal would be if it prevented voter-impersonation fraud, but since there was such a small amount of this fraud in the real world, the ID law couldn't be seen as providing any sufficient support to this goal.

7. The Supreme Court has ruled that states cannot burden voters based on the prevention of dangers that are very unlikely and only possible, but not proven.

8. The potential costs of in-person voter fraud are very high compared to the benefits. One vote is almost certainly not going to change the outcome of an election, and the penalties in a state like Wisconsin include a fine of up to $10,000 and up to three years of imprisonment. It wouldn't be rational to risk such penalties for something that isn't going to change the outcome of the election. Or, as Adelman said it, "a person would have to be insane to commit voter-impersonation fraud."

9. Committing voter impersonation fraud is very difficult, as Adelman noted: "To commit voter-impersonation fraud, a person would need to know the name of another person who is registered at a particular polling place, know the address of that person, know that the person has not yet voted and also know that no one at the polls will realize that the impersonator is not the individual being impersonated."

10. Voter ID laws disproportionately burden those who don't currently possess photo IDs and don't need them for any other purpose for voting. This group of citizens is overwhelmingly poor and disproportionately African American and Latino.

11. In Wisconsin, about 300,000 voters, or 9% of the registered voter population, lack qualifying ID. This is more than enough to change the outcome of many of the state's elections.

12. In states like Wisconsin, that offer same-day registration at the polls, obtaining an ID on election day would be difficult if not impossible.

13. A significant portion of those without qualifying IDs lack the documents, like a birth certificate, needed to get an ID. And they lack the ID needed to get a birth certificate.

14. Since they lack a physical address, homeless people are unable to receive ID cards in most of the country.

15. Many birth certificates and other documents have errors on them and cannot be used to obtain an ID without corrections. Corrections cost money.

16. A significant portion of voters lacking IDs were born in other states and are required to obtain needed documents from the other state, which costs extra money and involves contacting another agency in another state that the voter might not have lived in for many years.

17. Many people lacking IDs lack transportation or don't have access to public transportation that would get them to a DMV to obtain an ID.

18. As high as 64% of the population without IDs make less than $20,000 a year and the costs of transportation and obtaining documents shifts funds away from feeding their family or paying rent.

19. More than 80% of those lacking IDs have no education past high school, meaning that sorting out the many potential agencies and requirements to get an ID can be highly challenging.

20. In Wisconsin, of the 92 DMV service centers in the state, only one is open on weekends and only two are open past 5 p.m. Eligible voters with jobs will have to take time off work and potentially lose income.

21. Few DMV service centers in Wisconsin exist in inner city areas or rural areas, making poorer people have further to travel to obtain an ID, which is a particular problem since they can't drive (since they lack driver's licenses). Cabs rarely serve inner cities or rural areas.

22. Adelman determined that voter ID laws and the various obstacles that slow down the process of obtaining one will deter some voters from casting their ballots who otherwise would vote.

23. Wisconsin's voter ID law, similar to those in other states, would “absolutely” prevent more legitimate voters from casting their ballots that it would prevent fraudulent ones. Adelman concludes that this violates the Constitution, as the state's justification for preventing those legitimate voters from participating in the electoral process is not a valid interest compared to the actual cases of fraud that exist.

24. The Voting Rights Act says that the denial or abridgement of the right to vote for any citizens based on race or color, regardless of the existence of discriminatory intent, is illegal. Only the outcome matters, Adelman found, when it comes to invalidating such statutes.

25. The Voting Rights Act says that a law related to voting is invalid if it places a barrier to voting that is more likely to affect members of a minority group than the general population. As previously noted, voter ID laws have a disproportionate impact on Latinos and African Americans.



Problems ahead because of what we have allowed, big ones.
Posted by Eliot Rosewater | Wed May 25, 2022, 11:48 AM (1 replies)

NOT a TRAGEDY

whenever you see someone using that word about these PREVENTABLE mass shootings, please correct them...Earthquake, hurricane, fires started from lightning, all are tragedies. They are unpreventable. These mass shootings are 100% preventable.

Language is important.


Also, every state could constitutionally prevent the ownership of any gun OUTSIDE the well regulated militia. We could end guns other than inside locked up militias.
Posted by Eliot Rosewater | Tue May 24, 2022, 09:53 PM (12 replies)

DeJoy still at the USPS, William Barr not indicted for obstruction of justice

Ridiculous
Posted by Eliot Rosewater | Tue May 24, 2022, 12:50 AM (15 replies)

And Louis DeJoy is still running the USPS, into the ground.

I thought by now...oh forget it.



Posted by Eliot Rosewater | Mon May 9, 2022, 11:39 AM (8 replies)

What's the plan when in Nov most red states will refuse to certify elections they lose?

Is anybody inside the Democratic Party talking about this inevitability?

Is there only so much you can do, like hope the courts hold, but if they get any election to the SC we know what they will do.



Posted by Eliot Rosewater | Wed May 4, 2022, 09:29 PM (13 replies)

Iron deficiency anemia...need to learn about this.

My SO has this, severe loss of breath and other symptoms. Just got home from 2 days in hospital, they did a transfusion and gave her iron IV and home now taking Ferrous Gluconate Tablets 324 mg twice a day.

The blood test numbers are:

RBC 3.29 L (went up to 3.67 after hospital visit and transfusion and iron IV)

Hemoglobin 7.1 (went up to 8.4, normal for her in the past 14.0)

Hematocrit 25.6% (went up to 28.6% post hospital)

Ferritin 3 (no further testing)

NT-proBNP 567 (went down to 426)


Not sure what other numbers I should provide, I have tons of tests here. Hoping someone here can give me their experiences and other than red meat and other known high iron foods, what are you doing to get better?

I guess if the hemoglobin number is under 8 you shouldn't fly without supplemental oxygen? We have a trip soon, not sure what to do.

Gladly accept any input, it is all new to us. Thanks...(CRAVES ice and chews on it all day)

PS
Of course we are following up with docs and more tests and will ask many questions, just thought I would talk to folks about experiences.
Posted by Eliot Rosewater | Fri Apr 15, 2022, 09:31 PM (28 replies)

DeJoy is staying then?



I am no reacting to anything I read today, I just assume this is the case for the obvious reason.

It will make it near impossible to win elections when mailed ballots are purposely withheld, I am getting angry.
Posted by Eliot Rosewater | Thu Apr 14, 2022, 09:05 PM (7 replies)

My tweet about "the slap"

https://twitter.com/DidTheyLetUVote/status/1509327156534415362

In that one I included Kathy Griffin to see if I could get a reaction...
Posted by Eliot Rosewater | Wed Mar 30, 2022, 08:35 PM (0 replies)
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