Capitalist Libertarian Freedom Region RMB

WA Delegate (non-executive): The Federal Republic of Trans-American Empire (elected 163 days ago)

Founder: The Democratic Republic of Xyanth

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Capitalist Libertarian Freedom Region contains 25 nations, the 424th most in the world.

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1.The Free Land of QuirkyoneInoffensive Centrist Democracy“He who dares has a mild chance of success ”
2.The Educational Constituency of PhrontisteriesLeft-Leaning College State“We are the application of knowledge.”
3.The Federal Republic of People with IntellectWA MemberInoffensive Centrist Democracy“He with smarts, shall follow his heart”
4.The Corrupt Caricature of DremoriaNew York Times Democracy“Quanti Canicula Ille In Fenestra”
5.The Independent State of Carolina VFather Knows Best State“While I breathe, I hope.”
6.The Allied States of VolsungNew York Times Democracy“Live to fight, fight to live.”
7.The Commonwealth of RayingriLeft-Leaning College State“Fėtrr lu sėltsana trr”
8.The Empire of JesusGotDaBootyWA MemberInoffensive Centrist Democracy“All Hail the Booty”
9.The Hellenic Republic of WinnitobaCorporate Bordello“Liberty or Death”
10.The Land of New ZendikarWA MemberDemocratic Socialists“We are protected by the angel Iona”
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Regional Poll • If and when should sexting be a crime?

The Democratic Republic of Xyanth wrote:For the purposes of this poll we will assume sexting to mean sending and receiving sexually explicit pictures.

Voting opened 2 days 2 hours ago and will close in 4 days. Open to residents. You cannot vote as you are not logged in.

Last poll: “Should police be able to shoot explicit photos of a sexting suspect?”

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Ok, that job didn't come through so I'm still here. Time for another poll.

Draper, UT is getting a brand new high school. The high school will come with the requisite teams so the residents were polled on what the school mascot should be.

The winning mascot, with 23% of the vote, is the Cougar.[1] As it happens, that is also the same mascot as Brigham Young University.[2]

But, apparently Utah has an abundance of older women seeking physical companionship from young men. At least that is what Canyons School District board must have thought when they declared "cougars" potentially offensive to women and politically incorrect.

The new high school's teams will now be known as the "chargers."[3] As near as I can tell the board never met a teenage girl armed with her father's credit card.

So what do you think? Overreach, just right? Not enough?

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[1] http://fox13now.com/2012/01/18/canyons-district-rejects-cougar-mascot-says-its-offensive-to-women/
[2] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brigham_Young_University
[3] http://www.canyonsdistrict.org/district-news/item/1624-corner-canyon-high-school

The Democratic Republic of Xyanth wrote:At least that is what Canyons School District board must have thought when they declared "cougars" potentially offensive to women and politically incorrect.

It's getting harder and harder to distinguish between satire and reality with those language police loonies.

The Free Republic of Spinoza wrote:It's getting harder and harder to distinguish between satire and reality with those language police loonies.

Sadly, on my first read I thought this one was satire.

How very odd.

Meanwhile in part of the world that is not particularly concerned with the being P.C. , Iran has pushed past the July 20th deadline. The "Hastener" regime (a "Hastener" is someone who wishes to "hasten" the return of the "Hidden One" by spreading fire and death over the world) continues its underground (and mountain) bunkers, and its building of missiles

But I am sure that the Canyons School District Board have the Iranian "Hasteners" shaking with fear.

45 years ago today Neil Armstrong stepped on to the Moon - since then humanity has stalled.

We are returning to the dirt - turning our heads away from the sky.

Greetings from a cheap hotel in Somerset, PA.

The last poll about whether or not choosing the cougar as a high school mascot is politically incorrect went overwhelmingly in favor of "no." It seems the older women chasing younger men got no love from this region.

Today's poll comes from the case of a 17 year old male from Virginia who is accused of sending a sexually explicit photo to his girlfriend. The photo was discovered by the girlfriend's mother. She called the police and the wheels of justice began grinding toward the teen.[1]

A plea bargain was offered where the teen would be deprived of all internet and cell phone contact for a year. (From a teen point of view, isn't that right up there with a death sentence?) If the teen successfully completed the probation, he would miss out on the felony record and free life time membership in the sex offender's registry club.

The teen's guardian balked at that arrangement, apparently fearing the teen would screw it up.

That was when things got really strange. The prosecutor got a magistrate to sign off on a warrant requiring the teen to allow police to give him a drug that would excite him and then take photos of private parts.

Yes. You read that right. The prosecutor in the case intended to use computer analysis to compare the image the girlfriend got with those evidentiary photographs to see if there is a match.[2]

The teen's guardian and his lawyer immediately shipped the teen out of state pending a hearing on the warrant. Since that time, after some "feedback" from the community, the police decided they will not execute that warrant.[3]

So what do you think? Overreach or right on? Poll's up, let the debating begin.

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[1] The part that really gets me is if this very same couple were caught in bed together, in the act, there would be no crime. But sending a picture is a crime. Go figure.
[2] http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/07/09/police-get-warrant-to-take-explicit-photos-teen-to-prove-sexting-charge-family/
[3] http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/07/10/police-back-off-on-plan-to-take-explicit-photo-teen-in-attempt-to-prove-sexting/

I think I somehow managed to avoid paying for my netflix because I only have $6 in my checking...
(I pay for it with my debit card and have the card set to not allow a charge to happen if it'll overdraft me)

Netflix is going to shut you off.

The Democratic Republic of Xyanth wrote:Netflix is going to shut you off.

I just got my paycheck so I went onto Netflix and it made me update my card data, so all's well :]

This is interesting. http://thehill.com/regulation/other/213447-court-overturns-dc-handgun-law

It is my considered opinion that numerous members of the Secret Service just got a cold chill down their backs. Any thoughts on this one?

Last week's poll came in overwhelmingly for the premise that police should only be able to take "personal" pictures when there is a physical rape case on the line.

The new poll relates to last week's poll.

More and more teens are finding themselves in felony trouble for what many say is, at worse, bad judgment. That is the modern day practice of sexting and sending explicit pictures of themselves to friends.

In every state it is illegal for an adult to posses a sexually explicit image of a minor. They call that child pornography. In many states that law also applies to minors in possession of those same images. That means sending those picture, even between a couple of hormonally poisoned love struck teens is a felony.

Sexting has been around since very shortly after the first written note was passed in class. Aside from earlier artist renditions, teens have been sharing explicit pictures since Polaroid released the instant camera.

But now that picture holds the potential to become public record with millions of copies all over the world. It seems that many states and the federal government think they can solve that problem by passing more laws.[1]

So today's question is this. Should sexting in the form of pictures between two underage teens be a felony, or even illegal at all? What about the case where kids a year apart have been together since junior high and she, a 17 year old, sends a boob shot to her boy friend, now 18?[2]

Keep in mind that a conviction of teen sexting wins the convicted a felony record with all the loss of rights and privileges that go with that, a permanent sex offense record and a life time membership on the sex offender registry.

Poll is up. Tell us what you think.

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[1] Like that worked with alcohol, tobacco, pot and violent video games.
[2] Colorado covered that scenario in statutory rape by making their law that 16 is legal as long as the elder party is no more then two years her senior.

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