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    U.S. Supreme Court & judicial system

    @DORISPULASKI and @VGThuy ... As of right now, in all states is it impossible to voluntarily terminate parental rights. Abandonment laws are different. WI abandonment law is 6 months but the court in theory does not want to be financially responsive for the child. Also, unless their an adoption...
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    The Dance Hall 9: Bring the Bling or No Beijing 2021-2022

    I do not condone Nickolai M's behavior(past). However, I really like his daughter and her partner. I prefer them over D/S, K/B. Chile say it again. I was watching a replay of the 2012 World's SD on youtube.
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    U.S. Supreme Court & judicial system

    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/nov/29/us-abortion-supreme-court-roe-v-wade A 172-year-old state law that makes providing an abortion a felony in Wisconsin could go back into effect if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade Did you not think with conservative Republicans and...
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    U.S. Supreme Court & judicial system

    https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/nicolefallert/ohio-texas-abortion-bill Take Ohio as an example: Abortion in Ohio is legal until a fetal heartbeat is detectable, except in the cities of Lebanon, Ohio, and Mason, Ohio. Lebanon and Mason's city councilmembers have passed a law stating they're...
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    Alysa Liu Switches to Colorado Coaching Team

    I really do not understand this decision from Alysa's father. Unfortunately, I don't see this improving her UR issues. More training will lead to more stress on that hip, which will lead to downtime and possibly career ending. She can get a medal from the Team event. She'd be lucky to finish in...
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    Unpopular Opinions

    I think this will be the year that the USFSA finally understands that the US ladies are further beyond than they thought. Also, that Japan, Russia and Korea will dominate the next 4+ years.
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    The Dance Hall 9: Bring the Bling or No Beijing 2021-2022

    Igor's political power internationally is not what it use to be. There is a 2 time world champion(4 medals total) and 3 time European medalist by the name of Maxim Stavinski. Did not stop him nor his partner from being champions. Even though, their height issue was talked about consistently...
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    The Dance Hall 9: Bring the Bling or No Beijing 2021-2022

    LOL, I hear ya. I have faith that their are three teams that are better than D/S that will overshadow Diana Davis and partner. One of them has a daddy as coach who is going to fight like HELL to make sure HIS daughter is not left out. This season alone, Annabelle and Andrei Bagin(you can't just...
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    The Dance Hall 9: Bring the Bling or No Beijing 2021-2022

    Stepanova and Bukin, imo finally are being judged correctly. They are very good performers but Bukin is the stronger the skater and they've been judged mostly based on his skill level. Z/G are both strong skaters and should have been placed higher than they have been over the last 3 years. But...
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    The Dance Hall 9: Bring the Bling or No Beijing 2021-2022

    It's the Eteri influence.
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    The Dance Hall 9: Bring the Bling or No Beijing 2021-2022

    I predict heavily skewed for Nicky and Vicky. But I'm sure this would not surprise us who has watched Ice Dance over the last 4 years.
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    US elections 2021-2022

    And that's why things will not change much in this country's politics. The constituents that both parties are after the same group of folks, suburbanites. The issues of white suburb men/women matter more than other constituents issues folks. We've seen this before and it's not changing anytime soon.
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    US elections 2021-2022

    Actually there were indicators on the ground in NJ. Polls about 1 1/2 week ago showed Murphy by 5 points which is a close race. Republicans came out to vote on election day. The enthusiasm was not there on the ground.
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    US elections 2021-2022

    For the record, most voters aren't thinking how this or that candidate will work with the current president. Most voters I've dealt with from an organizing POV care about what the candidate can do for them and theirs. Most eligible and potential voters don't think like what you described. The...
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    US elections 2021-2022

    Good post. I don't see the Dems winning the House in 2022. The GOP has the power to re-draw districts(re-districting) in key states and THEY will. https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2021/07/gop-could-retake-the-house-in-2022-just-by-gerrymandering-four-southern-states/ Like @clairecloutier...
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