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« Reply #480 on: April 07, 2021, 06:03:54 pm »

And there you have it.

Wow.  Just wow.

...the people that empower the people that embarrass us on the national stage.
Lots more where that came from.

Outlawing abortion is more important than abolishing slavery was in the 19th century, a state lawmaker in step with the anti-abortion
rights activists known as abolitionists said Wednesday.

"This is a cause of even greater significance," said Rep. Jim Olsen, R-Sallisaw, in presenting Senate Bill 612, by Sen. Nathan Dahm, R-
Broken Arrow, to the House Public Health Committee on Wednesday.
Olsen also compared legal abortion to the Holocaust and implied that abortion is worse, at least in terms of deaths.

SB 612 is the Senate version of similar legislation carried by Olsen on the House side. It seeks to criminalize all abortion except to
save the life of a woman and admittedly runs contrary to prevailing federal court decisions.
"Will it be thrown out? Yes, that is a possibility," said Olsen. "But I refer back to the case of (William) Wilberforce in Great

Olsen said outlawing abortion is even more important than ending slavery because "it deals with ending innocent life."
When pressed on the matter by Rep. Ajay Pittman, D-Oklahoma City, Olsen said, "None of us would like to be killed. None of us would like
to be a slave. If I had to choose, I'd rather be a slave."


As the trial of a former Minneapolis police officer accused in the killing of George Floyd captures the nation’s attention, a Tulsa lawmaker wants to know why the Oklahoma Legislature won’t even talk about a proposal to ban choke holds on suspects.

House Bill 2915, written by Rep. Regina Goodwin, D-Tulsa, says “under no circumstance” shall a police officer or corrections officer be authorized to use a choke hold. After Floyd’s death, the Minneapolis City Council banned choke holds. Similar bans are in place in Denver, Dallas, Houston and Washington, D.C., as well as California and New York state.

But the Oklahoma Legislature won’t even talk about it. Goodwin’s bill didn’t get a committee hearing, one of five police reform bills she offered this year that didn’t get any consideration.

Other proposals that never got heard include a requirement that police body cams not be turned off to prevent the creation of evidence, creation of a statewide database and report on police use of force, putting police officer discipline issues outside collective bargaining agreements, and removal of qualified immunity as a defense for police officers liable for violating civil rights or failing to intervene when they see other officers violate civil rights.


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« Reply #481 on: April 08, 2021, 10:13:02 am »

But as far as preventing a virus with the common people who don't have any idea about proper hospital protocols, in an unsterile environment and expecting them to prevent the spread of something.

I guess you missed the part about slowing the spread of Covid to prevent overwhelming the hospitals by stopping the majority of the virus hitching a ride on water droplets in your exhaled breath.

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