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Feres Declined



Yesterday, it was announced that the Supreme Court had declined to hear a case which was challenging the Feres Doctrine. This is a long-standing SCOTUS ruling that military personnel are not permitted to sue the Government for medical malpractice or in the event of injury, illness or even death.

Many, including two sitting Associate Justices, have criticized the Doctrine for its unfairness. But is it really unfair?


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The Scarlet X




Montel William recently tweeted that people who do a certain thing on their profile would be unfollowed and blocked by him. The problem is, as it became clear in the following thread, he didn’t actually know what the thing he that was upset about and banning people for actually was. He still doesn’t. In point of fact, neither do I, although both he and I have a vaguely contextually idea.

That is a big part of the problem, when it comes to censorship and/or editorial controlling speech on non-governmental platforms. If we don’t know what we are looking at, how do we look when we start banning and/or editorially controlling the content of speech? Read the rest of this entry

Cold Waters

“You know who else believed that “National Security” trumps individual rights?┬áKing George…”



I wish that I could tell you that I am 100% ready for the day… but I am not. Why not? That dang Soviet Alfa kept outrunning my Mk48 torpedoes. They’re fast little buggers…

Let’s take a closer look at some of the issues with Judge Kavanaugh. Is he an Originalist? Or even the dreaded “Overturn Roe v Wade” animal that you might think? Or… is he just another big government hand-in-your-pocket to “protect you” guy?

Does he really believe that “National Security” really trumps individual rights?


 

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