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(NBC News)   You might want to sit down for this, but it looks like the Supreme Court might have basically spent the entire past year playing Santa Claus for Big Business   (usnews.nbcnews.com) divider line 90
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2013-07-08 05:50:45 PM
No shiat.

What is this, a day ending in 'y'?
 
2013-07-08 05:51:46 PM
Of course, you wouldn't want to piss off an immortal would you?
 
2013-07-08 05:52:31 PM
Big business is bad. Unless it's run by a person who contributed to the Obama campaign; then they are the best EVAH!
 
2013-07-08 05:53:01 PM
See... all those other courts didn't give enough to Big Business... which lead to the Great Recession.  So, this will really pay dividends for working folks down the road.
 
2013-07-08 05:54:42 PM
I wonder if we'll ever have a government that has the best interests of the people in mind.
 
2013-07-08 05:55:07 PM

iheartscotch: Big business is bad. Unless it's run by a person who contributed to the Obama campaign; then they are the best EVAH!


My eyes just rolled out of my head and I had to ask my friend to call an amvbulance and post this message.

That's how farking stupid your post was. Study it out.
 
2013-07-08 05:55:56 PM
I've always wondered what it was like to be a serf.  I look forward to the illustration
 
2013-07-08 05:56:18 PM
As if the deck wasn't already stacked against an average schmoe looking for redress from a multi-billion dollar corporation.

The should just turn our legal process into a silent auction with The State taking a rake.
 
2013-07-08 05:57:43 PM
The federal government is the biggest big business there is.
 
2013-07-08 05:58:05 PM
The vast majority of Supreme Court cases are decided procedurally. It's tempting to think they're judging a law on its merits, but in fact they're more concerned with how the case was presented than  what the case was about.

It might be that lawyers for big business are better at finding these types of technical loopholes
 
2013-07-08 05:58:39 PM
Without knowing all the facts, and with the possible exception of the pharmaceutical and NIgerian cases, I don't see a problem with these rulings. And I would be willing to bet that the Nigerian case was a procedural/jurisdiction issue.
 
2013-07-08 05:59:46 PM
What kind of moron believes that court cases have to be evenly split?
 
2013-07-08 06:00:32 PM

Pappy091: Without knowing all the facts, and with the possible exception of the pharmaceutical and NIgerian cases, I don't see a problem with these rulings. And I would be willing to bet that the Nigerian case was a procedural/jurisdiction issue.


Apologist says what?
 
2013-07-08 06:01:56 PM

nmemkha: Pappy091: Without knowing all the facts, and with the possible exception of the pharmaceutical and NIgerian cases, I don't see a problem with these rulings. And I would be willing to bet that the Nigerian case was a procedural/jurisdiction issue.

Apologist says what?


what?
 
2013-07-08 06:03:09 PM
According to the Census Bureau's Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates for 2011, six of the top 10 richest counties in the United States surround Washington, D.C.

Accident? I think not.
 
2013-07-08 06:05:32 PM
"You guys sit here and pass whatever rulings we tell you."

"What do we get?"

"Surreptitiously funneled millions and all the little boys you can fondle."

"We're in."
 
2013-07-08 06:06:07 PM
The ruling overturned a $21 million award that a New Hampshire jury ordered for a woman who took a generic drug for shoulder pain in 2004 and suffered a rare reaction. She was blinded, and the outer layer of her skin burned off over most of her body.


Yeah but did the shoulder pain stop?
 
2013-07-08 06:07:08 PM

Pappy091: nmemkha: Pappy091: Without knowing all the facts, and with the possible exception of the pharmaceutical and NIgerian cases, I don't see a problem with these rulings. And I would be willing to bet that the Nigerian case was a procedural/jurisdiction issue.

Apologist says what?

what?


Aaaand there you go.
 
2013-07-08 06:08:22 PM
I keep thinking the gay marriage rulings only went the way they did to provide an illusion of balance.
 
2013-07-08 06:10:37 PM

fusillade762: I keep thinking the gay marriage rulings only went the way they did to provide an illusion of balance.


Don't be silly, the powers at be would neeeever use social concessions to appease the masses while fleecing them.
 
2013-07-08 06:10:44 PM
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One ruling to bring them all and in the darkness bind them....
 
2013-07-08 06:15:04 PM
And yet those rulings were logical and based on the facts.
 
2013-07-08 06:16:49 PM
Like we needed more jobs or something stupid like that.
 
2013-07-08 06:16:51 PM
Don't worry guys, it's about to start trickling down here any minute
 
2013-07-08 06:23:45 PM

STRYPERSWINE: And yet those rulings were logical and based on the facts.


Do you agree with all the rulings of SCOTUS? Do you really believe that the justices leave their ideology at the door? Is the logic you speak of objective or subjective? Or is logic that which most closely reflects your system of beliefs?
 
2013-07-08 06:27:11 PM

fusillade762: I keep thinking the gay marriage rulings only went the way they did to provide an illusion of balance.


gay marriage went the way it did because it doesn't hurt big business.  Point in fact, it's actually cheaper for big business in the short-medium run (0-20 years) since maternity leave, medical insurance for children, etc is very expensive for employers.
 
2013-07-08 06:31:16 PM

rattchett: STRYPERSWINE: And yet those rulings were logical and based on the facts.

Do you agree with all the rulings of SCOTUS? Do you really believe that the justices leave their ideology at the door? Is the logic you speak of objective or subjective? Or is logic that which most closely reflects your system of beliefs?


Logic is also a red herring: Logic is not synonymous with 'correct', and two people can have logical arguments that are at complete odds with each other if their starting axioms are completely different.
 
2013-07-08 06:34:58 PM

iheartscotch: Big business is bad. Unless it's run by a person who contributed to the Obama campaign; then they are the best EVAH!


I'd reply to this stupid post, but you live in f**king Kansas. Where being clueless is a point of civic pride..........
 
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2013-07-08 06:35:00 PM

ThatDarkFellow: Don't worry guys, it's about to start trickling down here any minute


Yeah, like the way their loads will be trickling down our collective legs after being used by these POS politicians.
 
2013-07-08 06:35:08 PM
When I play Shadowrun, I don't need to use fake/made up evil corps. "Hey Chummers! Mr. Johnson wants us to take Monsanto down a peg or three."
 
2013-07-08 06:35:34 PM
Antonin Scalia unavailable for comment as he is on a private jet enroute to an oil man's vast duck hunting preserve on an all-expenses-paid vacation
 
2013-07-08 06:37:04 PM

IamAwake: fusillade762: I keep thinking the gay marriage rulings only went the way they did to provide an illusion of balance.

gay marriage went the way it did because it doesn't hurt big business.  Point in fact, it's actually cheaper for big business in the short-medium run (0-20 years) since maternity leave, medical insurance for children, etc is very expensive for employers.


Yeah, that too.
 
2013-07-08 06:37:15 PM
The Comcast lawsuit sounds like bullshiat anyway. "Waaaaa......I'm being overcharged. I must sue ". I was being overcharged by Comcast, so I switched over to Direct TV. I could have bought an antenna if I was feeling especially cheap. There are other options and cable TV is not a right. If you don't like what they're charging, switch your service.
 
2013-07-08 06:38:18 PM

rattchett: STRYPERSWINE: And yet those rulings were logical and based on the facts.

Do you agree with all the rulings of SCOTUS? Do you really believe that the justices leave their ideology at the door? Is the logic you speak of objective or subjective? Or is logic that which most closely reflects your system of beliefs?


RTFA.  The explanations for each ruling make perfect sense.
 
2013-07-08 06:39:15 PM

inclemency: iheartscotch: Big business is bad. Unless it's run by a person who contributed to the Obama campaign; then they are the best EVAH!

My eyes just rolled out of my head and I had to ask my friend to call an amvbulance and post this message.

That's how farking stupid your post was. Study it out.


Hey now; if I had feelings, that might hurt them!
 
2013-07-08 06:42:52 PM

kanesays: iheartscotch: Big business is bad. Unless it's run by a person who contributed to the Obama campaign; then they are the best EVAH!

I'd reply to this stupid post, but you live in f**king Kansas. Where being clueless is a point of civic pride..........


Hey now; for one, Clueless was about a spoiled valley girl. Secondly, I was being snarky.
 
2013-07-08 06:46:02 PM
Soylent Green is people big business!
 
2013-07-08 06:48:00 PM
The court has already ruled unanimously that Scalia never met a corporation he didn't like.  Alito is more inclined to support corporations than Scalia.  And Roberts thinks that IBM is a person he can talk to.

So, no surprise there.
 
2013-07-08 06:51:01 PM

STRYPERSWINE: rattchett: STRYPERSWINE: And yet those rulings were logical and based on the facts.

Do you agree with all the rulings of SCOTUS? Do you really believe that the justices leave their ideology at the door? Is the logic you speak of objective or subjective? Or is logic that which most closely reflects your system of beliefs?

RTFA.  The explanations for each ruling make perfect sense.


I read the RTFA. Sense compared to what? The dissenting opinion of the court? The argument presented by the advocates? The good resulting from the decision versus the harm?

What is perfectly sensible about the decisions?
 
2013-07-08 06:52:14 PM

Pappy091: Without knowing all the facts, and with the possible exception of the pharmaceutical and NIgerian cases, I don't see a problem with these rulings. And I would be willing to bet that the Nigerian case was a procedural/jurisdiction issue.


Procedural stuff isn't just some rote thing. Like everything else the Supreme Court decides, it is a matter of judgement. And a major feature of conservative jurisprudence in the last few decades has been to interpret procedure and standing in ways that make it harder and harder to sue businesses, harder to form class actions, and it's pretty much impossible to sue in the public interest.

This is not an inherent thing. It is the product of a deliberate effort to limit access to the courts, and to justice. And the best part? Most people, knowing nothing about the context, write these off as unimportant and technical, so they can do all this crap with no public outcry.
 
2013-07-08 06:54:46 PM

kanesays: iheartscotch: Big business is bad. Unless it's run by a person who contributed to the Obama campaign; then they are the best EVAH!

I'd reply to this stupid post, but you live in f**king Kansas. Where being clueless is a point of civic pride..........


This ^^^
 
2013-07-08 06:59:40 PM
Just remember. Home is where the heart is. Because after the tag-team of business and government gets done knocking you down, that's all you'll have to call your own--a place in your heart.

/food around the corner...food around the corner...food around the corner for me....
 
2013-07-08 07:06:33 PM
A lot of this is statutory.  Read, its on the Congress and the President.
 
2013-07-08 07:08:24 PM

NURBS: I wonder if we'll ever have a government that has the best interests of the people in mind.


FDR in the 1930s. Won four presidential elections, and put the boots to Wall Street after they crashed the economy.

We need another FDR, but it ain't gonna happen anytime soon. The media is bought and paid for, and too many Americans have embraced the military-industrial complex. It's going to take another big crash to put progressives back on the offense in American politics.
 
2013-07-08 07:17:54 PM
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2013-07-08 07:17:55 PM

fusillade762: I keep thinking the gay marriage rulings only went the way they did to provide an illusion of balance.


Gay marriage is great for business.  Caterers, florists, dress makers, divorce lawyers, having to re-buy all the stuff lost in the divorce.

Gay marriage is the ultimate trickle down economics.
 
2013-07-08 07:20:21 PM
I agree with the generic drug & Nigerian rulings....
that said, would it kill you to give the little guy a reach around every so often?
 
2013-07-08 07:21:34 PM

Brokenseas: NURBS: I wonder if we'll ever have a government that has the best interests of the people in mind.

FDR in the 1930s. Won four presidential elections, and put the boots to Wall Street after they crashed the economy.

We need another FDR, but it ain't gonna happen anytime soon. The media is bought and paid for, and too many Americans have embraced the military-industrial complex. It's going to take another big crash to put progressives back on the offense in American politics.


We're well on our way. Especially since we have not quite recovered from this one.
 
2013-07-08 07:23:52 PM
Yes, that is shocking.

Who knew that a bunch of rich white people (plus one rich black person and a rich Latino person) would reflect the biases of their class?
 
2013-07-08 07:27:37 PM

BigNumber12: The ruling overturned a $21 million award that a New Hampshire jury ordered for a woman who took a generic drug for shoulder pain in 2004 and suffered a rare reaction. She was blinded, and the outer layer of her skin burned off over most of her body.


Yeah but did the shoulder pain stop?


Doc: Does it hurt when I touch this?
Patient:....

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