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Justin Stapleton
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My full name is: The Mistake Not My Current State Of Joshing Gentle Peevishness For The Awesome And Terrible Majesty Of The Towering Seas Of Ire That Are Themselves The Mere Milquetoast Shallows Fringing My Vast Oceans Of Wrath.
My full name is: The Mistake Not My Current State Of Joshing Gentle Peevishness For The Awesome And Terrible Majesty Of The Towering Seas Of Ire That Are Themselves The Mere Milquetoast Shallows Fringing My Vast Oceans Of Wrath.

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A Legendary, two Epics, and a Rare in one pack. I think this is my best draw ever.
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I am so happy that this is a thing.
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Go home, movie subtitles, you're drunk.
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YYYYYEEEEESSSSSS!

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I did not see that coming. WooHoo!

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History Time!
Why Worchester v Georgia (1832) is important today

So there is a lot of hope right now about the Appellant Court's decision to balk Trump's executive order on the immigration ban. And if I had any belief that Trump intends to act reasonably, I guess I would have hope too. But the situation of an intransigent POTUS against the Supreme Court does not always go well.

Worcester v Georgia was an important decision in establishing Native Nations as being autonomous bodies solely under the jurisdiction of the Federal Government and not the states. While it may seem obvious now, it directly flew in the face of Andrew Jackson's Indian Removal act and more cynically, the state of Georgia who wanted the gold on Cherokee held lands.

Jackson's response? Apocryphally, it was: "John Marshall has made his decision; now let him enforce it!" More historically it has been reported to be: "The decision of the supreme court has fell still born, and they find that it cannot coerce Georgia to yield to its mandate."

Either way, when the Federal Troops did march in, it was not to enforce the Supreme Court decision, it was to enforce the Indian Removal act. The Trail of Tears killed 4000 people on its forced march from Georgia to (now) Oklahoma. A quick check of census data shows a population growth rate of about 2400% from the 1830's to the 2010's, so to put that into perspective that would amount to almost 100 thousand people in today's America dying as a direct result of the Executive Branch not upholding the decision of the Judicial Branch.

Do you see why I am not feeling all that hopeful?

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Am I the only one these days who is pining for the fnords?
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Science!

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So last year my doctor put me on a new medication. Almost immediately my blood glucose shot through the roof. After weeks of arguing, I stopped taking them and got a new doctor.

Last week, my new doc wants me to try them again, just to verify that it was an actual allergic reaction and not something else that caused the elevated sugars.

Guess what today was like...
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