24 thoughts on “Standing Up”

  1. standing up in another battle today


    Sen. Robert P. Casey Jr. said Tuesday that he would support legislation that would codify Roe v. Wade into law, a dramatic shift for one of the few remaining Democrats in Congress with relatively conservative views on abortion rights.
    Casey, of Pennsylvania, said that he will vote yes to advance debate on the Women’s Health Protection Act this week and that he will support the bill if there is a vote on its final passage. He added that the “circumstances around the entire debate on abortion” had changed since the House last voted on the bill nearly three months ago.
    The Senate is poised to vote Wednesday on advancing the bill, an effort likely to fail because of Republican opposition.
    Casey is the son of Robert P. Casey, who waged a battle as Pennsylvania governor against Planned Parenthood that ultimately led to the landmark 1992 Supreme Court decision Planned Parenthood v. Casey.

  2. https://www.npr.org/2022/05/10/1097482967/roe-v-wade-supreme-court-abortion-period-apps

    “Millions of people use apps to help track their menstrual cycles. Flo, which bills itself as the most popular period and cycle tracking app, has amassed 43 million active users. Another app, Clue, claims 12 million monthly active users.”

    “That has privacy experts on edge, because if abortion is ever criminalized, this data — whether subpoenaed or sold to a third party — could be used to suggest that someone has had or is considering an abortion.”

    Use a paper calendar…and buy feminine products with cash or in bulk, because credit card purchases and store loyalty points can track you, too.

    When it comes to periods, women need to go off the grid, now.

    Once this nightmare reaches its way into contraception, women will only be seen as virgins or baby machines. That’s your only function. Say goodbye to higher education, to careers, to freedom to make any choice for yourself.

  3. others who had courage to stand up against all odds

    From the motion picture HARRIET, the Original Song “STAND UP” is written by Joshuah Brian Campbell & Cynthia Erivo.

  4. and as bob marley sang:

    Get up, stand up, stand up for your right
    Get up, stand up, don’t give up the fight
    Get up, stand up, stand up for your right
    Get up, stand up, don’t give up the fight
    Don’t give up the fight

    Don’t give up the fight

  5. https://www.axios.com/2022/05/06/data-company-headache-user-nightmare-abortion-roe

    “The treasure troves of data tech companies have spent decades accumulating could put them right in the middle of efforts to prosecute people if the Supreme Court eliminates federal guarantees of abortion rights.”

    “Why it matters: If Monday’s leaked draft opinion becomes law, court orders could soon arrive at tech firm offices seeking info about individuals searching for emergency contraception, those seen near a suspected abortion clinic and more.”

    “While tech companies were loath to talk on the record about how they might address such legal requests in post-Roe v. Wade abortion cases, lawyers and other executives at several companies are definitely having these discussions. And privately, many tech employees said they were glad the topic was finally being discussed.”

    “Between the lines: Law enforcement and prosecutors have multiple ways to get many different kinds of data, including location data, search requests and purchase history.”

    PURCHASE HISTORY- Don’t buy a home pregnancy test, don’t use a period tracker, buy tampons in bulk.

    “While HIPAA restricts how providers share medical information, it doesn’t prevent them from sharing it with law enforcement. “I don’t think people can rely on HIPAA as being a defense in these cases if there were a criminal prosecution,” Granick said.

    In response to my earlier question, Republicans are out to control every aspect of female life.

  6. BiD, Granick answered your question. Subpoenas, court orders and search warrants get to medical records under HIPAA. 

  7. MAGAts were worried about being tracked through chips injected in the covid vaccine.  Idiots.  We’re all being tracked by the tech we use and it’s impossible to completely disassociate from it.  We are Borg. To resist is futile.  

  8. Maybe big tech could buy the support of some Republicans in the Senate to codify Roe.  No?  Well, maybe they could throw big money to Dems campaigning against them.  

  9. Pogo – What if the abortion happened in a blue state, but the patient was in a red state?  Are medical records subject to “laws” outside of the states in which the consultation or procedure happened? 

  10. https://www.cnn.com/2022/05/11/politics/west-virginia-nebraska-primary-election-takeaways/index.html

    Orange Adolf “…suffered his first big loss of 2022 in Nebraska on Tuesday night, when his chosen candidate for governor in the Republican primary lost to the state party’s choice.”

    “The clear winner in Nebraska, though, was the state’s Republican establishment.”

    “University of Nebraska Board of Regents member Jim Pillen, CNN’s projected winner in the primary, was endorsed by term-limited Gov. Pete Ricketts, and incumbent GOP Rep. Don Bacon, who had taken some flak from Trump, also won renomination. Former Rep. Jeff Fortenberry, a Republican who resigned earlier this year after being convicted of a federal crime but remained on the ballot, was blown out by a Ricketts-backed candidate.”

  11. 1st waffling, now standing up with weapons and support for EU membership for Ukraine.  interesting to hear coverage from german media:

    DW News

    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, along with other Ukrainian officials, said Russian forces are gradually being pushed away from areas surrounding the major northeastern city of Kharkiv. In his nightly video address, Zelenskyy praised the reported territorial gains and said he was “grateful to all of our protectors who are fighting back and showing truly superhuman strength to drive off the invaders’ army.” German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock visited Ukraine in an unannounced trip. Germany’s top diplomat visited the city of Bucha near Kyiv, where Russian troops are said to have engaged in alleged war crimes.

  12. I’m always seeing these random questions on Twitter. I never answer them because I figure they’re just phishing expeditions but this one seemed interesting:  
    “ What’s the oldest thing you have in your house?” (I assume they mean “besides yourself”)
    For me would be either the old phone or the old typewriter.

    The person asking was from Bangladesh so I REALLY didn’t answer that one on Twitter. lol

  13. Sturg…  I’m always amazed when I see a smart person that I’m friends with on FB answering those phishing questions.

  14. i think as long as the answer to your mother’s maiden name isn’t “really old phone”, you’ll be fine
    Oldest thing i have is 2500 years old

    Well, i have rocks that are much older than that, actually

  15. I keep a couple of midcentury beige phones used them when I had a land line because the sound quality was so good
    But they aren’t too smart.
    They have put chips in everything and mostly they are not for you.
    That includes your car, refrigerator, stove, TV
    Probably the worst 2 culprits are the car and TV.  They know where you go and what you watch, Then as you use your debit card, what you buy.
    They know your life and you know nothing about them.

  16. I have an old radio. I listen to NPR. If I had a turntable, I would just listen to vinyl…but I don’t, so my music is tracked, as well.  Maybe just crochet and hum to yourself.  

  17. yeah if we are going to go rocks, I have a chunk of Colorado granite that is somewhere around 1.5 billion years old. I also have several younger chunks of Kansas sand stone that look as if they may have been real Kansas beach front property, back in the day, with ripples and everything.

  18. jack, well you win the prize (with the billion yr old granite) which i thought for sure was mine with all the hundred million year-old crinoids scattered here and there on my old KY homeplace.  those and the 10,000 yr old mammoth molars in my bookcase should have won the day.  DRAT!

    KS, like KY was, may have been more than beach property in those days.  more like the bottom of a pretty big and deep pond.

  19. Wracking the old noggin for what’s old around here but can’t get past the phone and Typer. I mean it’s like a tribute to the fifties around here with the old man’s tools and such but nothing really whatch’d call old.   
    That damn cat is pretty old.

  20. Mrs Jack was a lover of sticks and rocks, I learned that early on. My first trip to the farm after we got together, I brought her 2 large flat water worn limestone rocks and a crooked piece of cedar. 
    It was better than a diamond ear ring.

  21. old tools,
    I was thinking about an old rock sledge, it used to make big rocks into little rocks, ain’t no telling how old that hammer is.  I’m sure not going to wear it out.
    BTW, I also inherited from Mrs Jacks Dad,  a garden hoe with the blade worn down to an 1 1/5. It takes a lot of work to wear out a hoe and I know my FiL didn’t do it.

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